Tuesday, November 27, 2012

WWF New Generation Era Project: RAW REVIEW 09.20.1993

SCOTT STEINER vs. PIERRE


Scott did a good job of calling back to their match last week, which was under Quebec Province Rules. He goes up top and hits a clothesline, tosses Pierre over the top, and follows it up with a piledriver, all just because he has the freedom to do so - last week such actions would have resulted in a DQ. Also to prove how badass he is, Scott does a super impressive overhead belly-to-belly suplex from the middle rope. Pierre's just a big dude, that tossing him around always looks amazing. Scotty was also really good at getting beat up. And during his chance to get back into the match he didn't start throwing Pierre, he went for backslides and inside cradles. There's a lot of drama that comes with Scott Steiner, destroyer of wimpies, looking desperate to win. Steiner eventually made a comeback and won with the Frankensteiner, but the match did a lot to make Pierre in particular look like one tough opponent.


BAM BAM BIGELOW vs. LEVERNE MCGILL
Sometimes Bigelow gets this wild hair and feels a need to show his crazy agility. He starts off this match with a great drop kick, and later flips over the turnbuckle to the apron. Hopefully he keeps this stuff up, because I need someone to fill the void with The Real Doink getting fired.

During the match they put Crush on the satellite phone like they did last week. Last week the phone seemingly cut out, this week Crush went silent when Savage spoke. Vince asked him if he could hear Savage, and Crush responded by saying he'd never speak to Savage again. Macho had no clue what the hell that was about.

Bigelow won with maybe the crunchiest senton splash you'll ever see. I bet Leverne shat all over himself after that one. I wouldn't blame him if he did.

BRET HART HAS ONE REGRET
THIS ISN'T FUN ANYMORE.
Vince breaks down the events of SummerSlam where Jerry Lawler got a DQ win over Bret Hart. Bret was really good during all this calling into question the ref and Jack Tunney's proclamation that Jerry Lawler is the undisputed King of the Ring. Bret got personal saying that this isn't about titles or crowns, it's about family honor and that his only regret is that he didn't keep the Sharpshooter on longer. Solid no-nonsense promo that is a good representation of the Hitman character.

MR. PERFECT vs. MIKE BELL
At first this was like any other Perfect squash, but at some point Perfect got kinda pissy and started punching Bell in the face. He brought him over the corner and started fish hooking him by saying "So you wanna be a wrestler?" And started popping him in the face some more. More of that please.

IRS vs. PJ WALKER
IRS comes out and jaws about Razor Ramon a little bit. Schyster wasn't working on the future Justin Credible for long when Da Bad Guy came out and started talking smack to Irwin. Schyster gets distracted and PJ rolls up Schyster for the win!!! THE CLIQ IS HERE!

The crowd starts chanting 1-2-3, which makes you wonder why 1-2-3 Kid wasn't the guy in the ring. Still, it's PJ WALKER'S BIG WIN!!!! HISTORY WAS MADE!

OVERALL SHOW
The Steiner/Pierre match was good stuff and Bigelow was fun as per usual. Not a great episode but worth skimming for sure.

NEXT WEEK
Borga debuts on RAW. The Quebecers will give a tag title shot to NOT THE STEINRES(They're dicks) and JIMMY SNUKA RETURNS. Can't wait!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Youtube Wrestling Super Glorious Enjoyment Time

STARRING RAVEN'S FLOCK. THE LOSERY ONES.
Reader David C on my last YWSGET Starring Greg Valentine, suggested I watch a bunch of Flock matches. Specifically the lesser known ones. The means no Kidman, Saturn, or Raven. I liked that idea and decided to give it a shot. Where to begin.... I know!

When me and my friends played WCW vs. NWO: Revenge on the N64, we always played the Royal Rumble(or whatever it was called) mode. And if you got eliminated you came back as a random competitor. The one guy we all crossed our fingers to not come back as was....

SICK BOY vs. JUVENTUD GUERRERA
http://youtu.be/tpT0ASS0txs
I might be wrong, but I think Sick Boy is wrestling this match in with a couple of nicotine patches on. That's gotta be illegal. This started out well enough with Sick Boy's crazy fireman carry face buster deal. Then he jacked up the tilt-a-whirl and got lost. I feel like Bobby Heenan yelling "There's gonna be a lot of accidents tonight!" will probably be the tag line for this iteration of the YWSGET.

Juvi slips hitting a Juvi driver, but Reese interferes before the 450 so I don't even get a cool finish. Well... I guess they had to fill three hours with something. I don't feel like I really got a feel for Sick Boy in such a short match so I had to watch....

SICK BOY vs. MONGO MCMICHAEL
http://youtu.be/GLtwpM--eAo
Sick Boy and Mongo punch, kick, club and knee each other for 6 minutes. It's not very good and some of it is downright awkward, like Mongo's delayed reaction to a eye poke, that I'm not even sure happened. Sick Boy tries to do a suplex but fails miserably. And he tries to get all innovative by jumping from the middle of the ropes for an elbow instead of the turnbuckle, but Mean Mark did it better back in '90 brother.

Other than that shizz, they also do a finishing stretch that you'd think was pulled from an 5-Star Classic, with them trading punches on their knees and reversing moves before hitting a finish. But it still manages to look like poo.

Yeah, let's move away from Sick Boy. On to...

HORACE & REESE vs. JUVENTUD GUERRERA & VAN HAMMER

This is actually pretty decent. The first two minutes are pretty cool with Van Hammer and Guerrera working together to show that they can get these big guys down. I love how fiery Juvi is in this match, wanting to throw down with everyone. The size difference between him and Reese is immense. Horace does some decent working over of Juvi, but I really like his interactions with Van Hammer. They're really sloppy, but it looks like neither of them really gives a shit about the other so they just go for it. Check Van Hammer's Alabama Slam on Horace near the end. It just looks reckless, and that's okay in my book.

Reese never looks imposing. He's in the sub-Matt Morgan category for least intimidating ring presence for a 7 footer. I did like his finish on Juvi though. He nailed it perfectly and the got to show of a little power. Fun match, check it out and let me know what you think.

And since I dug Horace, let's check him out in a singles match.

HORACE vs. KANYON
http://youtu.be/W3rrLM3mMZE
Horace is crazy fun. He's a decent brawler and then he'll do crazy shit like a topé just because. Not bad for a big guy. Kanyon's innovative offense schtick feels kind of dated, especially with some of the stuff looking like poop. The Fisherman Neckbreaker, for example, looks like it has significant less impact than a regular Fisherman Suplex. Still it's a pretty neat match with a finishing stretch that actually had me guessing as to who was going to win. I'm going to have to look up more Horace matches now. See what you've driven me to?


And because it was specifically recommended, let's watch:

REESE vs. JUVENTUD GUERRERA
http://youtu.be/3qh07oi_rWs
Juvi does a great job with his fiery little man offense. The Juice praying before the match was a great touch. Reese isn't great at milking his size to the audience, but he's serviceable here, certainly better than the tag match. I liked that Juvi went tried to use some tricks but none of them would work, it felt like there was no light at the end of the tunnel there for a minute. I really like the finish with Van Hammer showing up with the chair, which lead to a ridiculous hurricanrana. I'm glad I watched this oddly enough, but it may have given me a little more appreciation for Juvi than Reese.

RIGGS vs. DEAN MALENKO
http://youtu.be/7oLpV4RVWZw
Now this is the good stuff. You'd think this would be Dean Malenko carrying a guy, but Riggs actually holds up his own when it's time to work Malenko over. Riggs worked pretty smoothly with Dean on the mat and had some nice heel tactics like the knee over the throat bit. I love that spot. He was actually so good that Schiavone and Heenan had to put him over as a talented dude. You know you're doing something right when the WCW commentators are talking about your match and not anything else. I liked Riggs' selling of the knee when he fell of the ropes. It felt like a "blood in the water" kind of moment because Dean-o immediately went for the kill. Fun match.

So let's see how much of this was Dean...

RIGGS vs. SCOTT PUTSKI
http://youtu.be/ivZ7EnT5134
Okay, this obviously isn't as good as the Malenko match, but Riggs still looks solid. That Putski guy stinks though. He didn't try to get any sympathy while he was getting beat down, and didn't try to get the crowd into it until the end, and by then no one cared too much. I like wildness Riggs shows sometimes. Like the corner splash or the apron clothesline. If he could have added a little bit more personality he might have been a bigger deal than he was.

LODI vs. PSYCHOSIS
http://youtu.be/FvBwp7r9K8M
Lodi is an unlikeable goober, which is great. Unlike some of the other Flock guys he has a distinct personality and it's one the crowd can latch onto and hate. While it's a short squash, it is notable for the crazy dive to the outside that looks like it breaks Lodi's leg. So check that out.

Let's finish up with Goldberg squashing Lodi. That's appropriate.


I would have to say after all this Riggs and Horace were the biggest surprises for me. So much so that I actually want to watch more of them. My question to you guys is: who's your favorite Flock member?

If you've got a suggestion for a wrestler you want me to watch a bunch of matches of, feel free to hit me up here on the comments page or find me on DVDVR Message Board where I goof off the most. They can be anyone from anywhere, they just have to have matches on the Youtube. Otherwise it wouldn't be....

YOUTUBE WRESTLING SUPER GLORIOUS ENJOYMENT TIME!!!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

CHIKARA "ZELDA THE GREAT" 11.10.12 LIVE EVENT REPORT


BACKSTORY 
My son's birthday was Nov. 9th and taking him to Chikara was my birthday present to him. His first live wrestling show. My mom, my sister, my wife and my mother-in-law(also attending her first wrestling show) all came along. Only my wife and son had seen Chikara before hand. Just want you guys to know what I was dealing with going into this show.

PRESHOW
FACT: Gavin Loudspeaker is the most awesome hype dude in wrestling. He's so good at keeping the energy up between matches and making everything sound EPIC. Even the referee's names. For the pre-show song he sang a little Chikara ditty to the tune of The Cars "Just What I Needed".

DA SOUL TOUCHAZ vs. THE BATIRI
If you keep up with me and my reviews, you know Da Soul Touchaz hold a special place in my rasslin' heart. They're one of my favorite groups in the world, and provide so much energy and fun any time I see them. This match was tons of fun and great opener. The Batiri are a killer tag team and can do pretty much everything. Their style works in harmony with their look - agile and vicious, and they're pretty precise in the execution.  Soul Touchaz had the win after Willie nailed a powerbomb from the top but that darn Ophidian stuck his nose in the action helped the Batiri steal one. I'm bummed my home town guys weren't victorious but it was so much fun that I'm okay with it. Really I'd love to watch these six wrestle each other more because they were so complementary to each other.

DEVESTATION CORPORATION vs. WAYNE & GARTH

Wayne and Garth are actually Chris Castro and Matt Knicks who you may have read about in my Resistence Pro Reviews. They came out dressed like themselves, not as Wayne and Garth though. Their opponents were Destruction Corporation who are doing a Power & Paint gimmick, which I LOOOOOOVE. It was pretty clear that Wayne and Garth were meant to get squashed pretty quickly and that's what happened. Still, Knicks and Castro did their job really well and tried to make these two bruisers look good. The only downside was the one botch where Knicks got tossed by Max Smashmaster into Blaster McMassive's arms. McMassive couldn't keep from falling down and crashed into the ropes. Knicks looked like he took the rope right across his face, which I'm sure felt awesome. For those reading my New Generation Era Project Reviews, you know I felt at home watching a squash match where a tag team just abuses the hell out of a couple of jabronies.

EL GENERICO vs. SHARD

  So this was special. This was my show was my birthday present to my now 5 year old son. He loves Chikara and has probably watched the 2011 King of Trios a million times over the last year. He even pretends his WWE figures are actually the Colony(Chris Jericho is Soldier Ant, for your information). This was his first wrestling show ever and he dressed up in his lucha mask and cape for it. When Generico came out everyone stood up to cheer him on because he's, you know, awesome. So I picked my son up so he could see one of his favorite Chikara competitors. Generico went around the rings slapping hands and stopped when he saw my son. He climbed over the first two rows, and took my son from me. Generico then held my son out to crowd like Rafiki did Simba in the Lion King and the crowd cheered. I've sung the praises of Generico for a while because, like I said, he's awesome, but this takes the cake. He made my son's birthday incredibly special, and made me look like a pretty cool dad for taking my son to the show.

The match was pretty kick ass too. Crowd was rabid, Generico was fantastic at looking like he was in danger, and Shard was great at cutting Generico's offense off. It was sprinty with just the right number of nearfalls and drama without going into overkill. Certainly one of the best matches of the show, and one people should probably look for. I honestly can't go into too much detail probably because I was busy trying to keep my eyes from overflowing.

F.I.S.T. vs. SOLDIER ANT & DeviANT

Chuck Taylor is a guy I'm mixed on everywhere else but CHIKARA. His work just translates better in this setting than anywhere else. It's kind of weird seeing him and Gargano together since the last time I saw them Gargano was superkicking thumbtacks out of Taylor's mouth, but I got over it. The feuding partner was handled relatively well here. Soldier Ant got beat up pretty good through out the match and when he made his big comeback he went to the corner for the tag, then Saluted at DeviAnt and yelled "SIR NO SIR!" and ran back into the fray, presumably on a suicide mission. Sadly it didn't pay off and FIST capitalized on the problematic relationship between the two ants to secure the win. I think this match was okay, but it also was in a tough position of getting the crowd back up after the high excitement of the previous match.

COLT CABANA vs. MIKE QUACKENBUSH
This was fun, and they did a great job moving from moment to moment. Unlike the other matches it didn't follow the same format, building to a BIG EPIC finish, which was to the show's benefit in my opinion. We got kind of blown up after the Generico match and we still had quite a few matches left. The ending kind of came out of nowhere and the abruptness felt kind of realistic, with Quackenbush in disbelief that was over. While this may not stick out like the other matches, I think it was a great change of pace from the rest of the show and kept the audience fresh for what was to come.

JIMMY JACOBS & THE BRAVADOS vs. FIRE ANT, JIGSAW, & AssailANT
More feuding partner stuff between the two ants, but this one was more fun, because poor Jigsaw(or Rubix if you Crossed The Line) was in the middle of it. Bravados actually fit in perfect with Chikara, and look like total tools, and they were totally down with interacting with the crowd. Jimmy Jacobs is a guy I've discovered kind of late, and I really enjoy him. He was great here as a douche-y heel, and took some nasty bumps, one of which was on the apron that, while probably unnecessary, was definitely appreciated by me, as I am a total bump whore. The big story was that AssailANT was trying his damndest to get Fire Ant to trust him, to the point that the crowd was chanting "BE HIS FRIEND!". Eventually Fire Ant gave in but just as the two partners started to get rolling they were sneak attack by the RoH invaders and took the loss. This was expected with the huge Season Finale match coming up between RoH and CHIKARA, and it was done in a way to both further the Colony storyline and protect the wrestlers from looking bad. Competent booking....YAAAY!

TIM DONST vs. GRAN AKUMA
This was actually kind of disappointing. Akuma didn't seem as snappy and the character evolution of Tim Donst isn't really jiving for me. I get that he's getting all serious in a bid for the Kingston's Grand Championship, but it feels kind of boring to me. I do like him with his shaved head, he looks kind of creepy like a supporting cast member of American History X. That was an awkward compliment I think, but I'm going to own it. Donst won after KO'ing Akuma with a foreign object and applying From Dusk Till Donst, which is an awkward looking submission hold that I really don't like either. Sounds like I'm shitting on the dude, and yeah, my son fell asleep during this match, but it wasn't nearly as bad as it sounds. It sounds like I'm shitting on the dude, but I do think he's talented and a good heel(being unlikeable is hard these days you guys), I'm just having trouble connecting to this new direction for his character.

ELIMINATION TAG MATCH
ICARUS & SUGAR DUNKERTON vs. 3.0 vs. THE THROWBACKS vs. THE MYSTERIOUS HANDSOME STRANGER & SAPPHIRE

This is probably the match of the night and one of the best matches of the year. I LOOOOOOOOVED THIS. For one it had an amazing grasp of all the overlapping stories. You had the awkwardness between Sugar D and Dasher Hatfield and the triangle between Veronica, Mr. Touchdown and The Mysterious And Handsome Stranger, who for the sake of brevity I will refer heretofore as Not-Archie. On top of those stories you had the match structure which was partially built around the idea of Not-Archie tagging in an inanimate bird. The crowd wanted it really bad, and the wrestlers did a solid job of teasing it out and building the anticipation. When Sapphire was finally tagged in the place went nuts. She devastated the competition with Wing Blocks and a Flying Head Butt. She focused most of her attacks on Mr. Touchdown nailing him with a Go 2 Sapphire and a Flying Beakbutt. Touchdown some how managed to kick out at 2.9999999....and then all hell broke lose.

Touchdown picked up Sapphire, and shoved her into a bag. He then repeatedly smashed the bag into the mat to the horror of everyone but my mother, who started to yell out "Do It Again!" Not-Archie then looked in the bag and screamed in agony. He got up ready to destroy the dastardly Mr. Touchdown, but his anger blinded him, and TD was able to pin him for the win. Gavin Loudspeaker solemnly announcing their elimination was pretty tough to listen to, as we all knew that the match wasn't the only thing Sapphire was eliminated from. Vernoica took it pretty hard as well, realizing her boyfriend had just killed a bird, and awkwardness between the two was very apparent.

Sugar Dunkerton got in and started yelling "WHAT DID YOU DO?" and then went on a barrage fighting both for the fallen Sapphire and for his pride as a former Throwback. I should probably take this moment to mention how good Sugar Dunkerton is. Again. Sugar is fantastic at switching hats, going from fun loving entertainer to vengeful wrestler, without feeling forced and phony. I've talked a lot about how effective he is at pulling of the Lock Down gimmick in R-Pro, and he his ability to commit to any situation was on full display in this match. In the ring he's good at fitting in with pretty much anyone and does a good job supporting and giving the spotlight to his fellow competitors. Sadly he's partnered with Icarus, who found himself locked in to Shane Matthew's devastating Boston Crab with no where to go.

The final stretch between 3.0 and The Throwbacks was as solid as you'd expect, leading to a big win for 3.0. They've got 2 points now towards getting a shot at the tag titles. I don't know if this match will translate on DVD, but I the crowd was absolutely bananas for this match, and I think it's one of the most entertaining experiences I've ever had, wrestling or otherwise.

2 OUT OF 3 FALLS FOR THE CAMPEONATOS DE PARAJAS
THE YOUNG BUCKS(c) vs. SPECTRAL ENVOY

It is soooooo easy for me to hate the Young Bucks. They are the smarmiest looking dudes, and I'll give them credit for playing it up, but Holy Crap do I want these guys to lose all the time. The match was built around Ultra Mantis Black getting destroyed in the first few minutes for the first fall, and being laid out on the outside while Frightmare got beat up for the second. Or Segunda Caida if you wheeeeeeel. There was one nasty looking spot where Black, in a moment of desperation flipped off the apron into of the Bucks on the outside. It just looked rough and reckless just like I like my republican senatorial candidates.


The Batiri were watching from above and like the dick bags they are, they got involved. Before UMB could bring the titles back home with a Chikara Special, Ophidian sprayed mist into Black's eyes, leaving him open to the Bucks' barrage of flips. The Bucks retained and Ophidian and his trolls became mightily hated in my eyes. MIGHTILY HATED INDEED.

Good match that had a tough act to follow. Even though the crowd didn't get what they wanted, I think it was still satisfying enough to keep the throngs of Chicago Chikara fans eager for the company to come back, which will be in May. YAY.

OVERALL SHOW
I'll never forget this show for the rest of my life for obvious reasons. My 60 year old mother-in-law who'd never been to a wrestling show loved it, and was trying to figure out how to explain to her Bridge Club how she saw a bird wrestle 6 other grown men. Heaven help us she was even doing the "This Is Awesome" chant the next morning. Claps and everything. My son got to see his favorite wrestlers and got an incredibly special moment from one of the best wrestlers in the world. I can't complain.

But besides all that CHIKARA showed they're a superior company when it comes to booking and providing the crowd with a polished and entertaining product. They have a strong grasp over long term and short term stories, which is something that can't be said for many wrestling companies local and national. And despite many of the crowd favorites losing(Da Soul Touchaz, The Colony, & The Spectral Envoy all lost) I don't feel like anyone walked out feeling cheated.

While I fully recognize that the Chikara brand of sports entertainment isn't for everyone, I think they provide more value for your dollar than just about any wrestling company in the world. Check 'em out live if they're in your area, and grab this DVD when it comes out.

Monday, November 5, 2012

WWF NEW GENERATION ERA PROJECT: SUPERSTARS 9.18.1993

Westchester County Center
White Plains, NY

BRET "HITMAN" HART vs. BLAKE BEVERLY
So this match is pretty freaking sweet just because of one move. Beverly was in control whipping the Hitman's ass. At some point Bret found himself on the apron. Blake went to "bring him in the hardway"by sling shotting him back into the ring. Bret countered by just LETTING GO. He then grabbed the ropes and sling shotted Blake OUT of the ring to the floor. Never saw that before. Of course this opened up Bret to hit his signature moves before finishing it off with the Sharpshooter. Cool stuff. But don't take my word for it...




WELL DUNN vs. RUSS GREENBERG & MARK THOMAS

If you've read any of this project you've probably heard me talk about Russ Greenberg. He's got a partner this time and they have matching gear. It's the generic stripe singlet that you skipped over when creating a wrestler in WWF RAW. Thomas has dark purple and black stripe while Russ is going with the not quite pink, not quite salmon and black. Russ actually got a little bit of offense in, hitting a MONKEY FLIP. But that gets ended real fast. Timothy Well totally grabs a standing Greenberg by the ankle and pulls it out from under him and Russ about breaks his neck flopping backwards. I LOL'd you guys. Well Dunn did their finish which looked like dookie. Dunn gets the guy in a inverted DDT and Well just holds the guy's leg up. It actually makes it look weaker than a regular inverted DDT.

RAZOR RAMON vs. SOME JABRONI
This Jabroni has a widow's peak mullet and massive eyebrows. It's actually kind of Santino-esque. Razor goes crazy and does a fall away slam from the middle rope which is different. After his version of the abdominal stretch he followed it up with a top rope back body drop and a Razor's Edge for the win. Scott Hall is a beast sometimes.

LUDVIG BORGA vs. PJ WALKER
PJ must be hitting the gym because they announced him as weighing 230 lbs. The future Justin Credible was just a wrestling dummy, eating all kinds of Borga offense. Borga is still kind of clunky and his squashes haven't been so hot. Needs to watch some Steiner squashes to see how to treat jabronies properly.

MR. PERFECT vs. BARRY HOROWITZ
Barry almost pulled off the upset via a Northern Lights Suplex that blew Macho Man's mind. Other than that it was pretty much by the numbers Perfect squash.

But forget about that. This commercial aired:


Fantastic.

SHAWN MICHAELS vs. DAN DUBIEL
It's so weird to me how crappy Shawn Michaels Super Kick is at this point. He's still not finishing guys with it, here he uses it t set up a piledriver finish. But it hasn't looked good almost ever. As a matter of fact a couple other people in the company have been using it too and there's look waaaaaay better like Jannetty and Jimmy Del Rey. I wonder if there's a correlation between when he became a selfish, controlling brat and when his super kick started to look like it was actually hitting people.

After the match HBK and Diesel hung around in the aisles as 123 Kid made his way down for his match. Note that HBK and Kid are meeting for the IC title at an MSG show coming up.Shawn and Big Daddy Cool block Kid's path and Waltman politely asks them to move so he can, you know, wrestle. Diesel answers by punching him in the face. Mr. Perfect comes down to even the odds. Note Perfect and Diesel have a match on that same card. I guess no match. BOO.

SMOKING GUNNS vs. TONY DEVITO & MIKE BELL
Fast match. Billy did a what I guess can describe as a gutwrench inverted sidewalk slam, which looked kinda neat. Other than that there wasn't much else. This maybe last 45 seconds.

OVERALL SHOW
Lots of cool talent on the show. Perfect, Hart, HBK, Razor, Russ Greenberg all the greats. I totally want to see a fancam of this Kid/HBK match from MSG. So if anyone sees it send it my way.

NEXT WEEK: We get that 123 Kid match, more Razor and the greatest world champion of all time Yokozuna.

Friday, November 2, 2012

THE WWF NEW GENERATION ERA PROJECT: RAW REVIEW 9/13/1993

Wow. It's been a while.

LET'S GO!

WWF TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
THE STEINERS(c) vs. THE QUEBECERS
This match is to be held under Quebec Province Rules, which are the following

1. Title can change hand via disqualification
2. Title can change hands via countout.
3. No piledrivers.
4. No moves from the top rope
5. No throwing an opponent over the top rope.

Bill Watts nods in approval.

Rick's powerslam's early on were ridiculous. The first one caught Jacques right in the ballzinis and the second one on Pierre looked incredibly easy despite Pierre being a pretty big dude. Rick also helped get the rules across by going for a piledriver, something I haven't seen him do this entire project, and being told by Scotty and Hebner that it was no good. He went to Plan B, which was the devastating punch to the face.

Pierre got in a good shot on Scott midway. Countering a hiptoss block with a nasty clothesling IN THE FACE. Despite that Scott and Rick continued to kick the Quebeccer's ass settling into what kind of looked like the classic Heel in Peril formula.

Johnny Polo made an appearance to give the Quebeccers a game plan which I guess worked because when we come back from commercial break the Canadians took over. They hit a pretty neat move where Pierre stood over Scott's waist and kind of gorilla pressed Jacques into the air for a high impact splash. This kicked off a pretty long stretch of offense for Pierre and Jacques, so I can only assume Johnny Polo is a mastermind manager.

Funny bit happened on the hot tag. Scott finally and heroically makes his way to Rick, and Vince calls it. Scott helps Rick out by drop kicking guys, and Rick makes his way outside. Vince says, "I believe Scott is the legal man!" despite him tagging out FIVE SECONDS AGO. Eventually Pierre brings in Johnny Polo's hockey stick and goes to hit Scott with it. Scott blocks and nails Pierre, which Earl sees and promptly disqualifies them. NEW CHAMPS

Pretty fun match, for sure. The rules change was kinda goofy but you'd think the two collegiate wrestling badasses would have the advantage in such a scenario. Looking forward to a rematch.

MR. PERFECT vs. TONY DEVITO
Tony Devito has a nice mullet which through me off for a second. The name sounded familiar and then he turned around and gave me the mean point and I realized..."Hey! He's one of Da Baldies!"

So another future ECW Alumni Jobber here. Perfect didn't have quite the same crispness here. Not a lot of lift on his dropkick, and he looked like he struggled to bridge the Perfect Plex. Back's gotta be killing him again. The pro-heel fans were giving him a pretty rough time too. They were in love with him weeks ago the fickle bastiches.

RAZOR RAMON vs. THE EXECUTIONER
Before the match started Bobby Heenan said, "Hey McMahon, You need to hire a new lawyer Perry Mason kicked the bucket." McMahon got real quiet and Macho said "Hey let's not talk about attorneys." I imagined Vince was sitting there trying to figure out how to re-animate Perry Mason's body to get him through this steroid business.

Razor Ramon beat the poop out of the Executioner and delivered TWO Razor's Edge because he's a baaaaaad guy.

THE QUEBECCERS COME OUT TO CELEBRATE
Vince invites The Not The Mounties for an interview. Polo puts his team in a tough position by saying the Steiners can have a rematch if one of them beats a Quebeccer in a singles match. The Quebeccers aren't too pleased, but Polo says it has to be against Pierre, "the brüt strength of the team". Which I guess is a cool way to put over Pierre.So next week it's one of the Steiners vs. Pierre.

DOINK THE CLOWN vs. RICH MYERS
No words.
Doink comes out with some buckets. He sets them down to beat the shit out of Rich Meyers. I think he broke his brain on a German Suplex. Crowd started a "Let's Go Doink" chant, so I guess they finally caught on to the awesomeness. But it's too late assholes. Doink won with the Whoopie Cushion.

After the match he threatens to dump water on fans. Heenan grabs him and tells him to nail Randy Savage and Vince. Doink looks like he's going but then douses Bobby Heenan with it. Heenan plays it up slipping and flailing around. Some of the crowd started chanting Weasel as he went to the back.

OVERALL SHOW
 A couple of okay squashes, but we did get a pretty long tag match between two good teams. I think we may be at the end of the Matt Borne Era of Doink, which sadness me quite a bit. I know it's his own fault, but that dude was one of the biggest highlights of this whole project.