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 brĂ¼t 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.

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