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:
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.
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.