Thursday, November 7, 2013

NEW GENERATION ERA PROJECT: RAW REVIEW 10.11.1993

INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH
RAZOR RAMON vs. RICK MARTEL
Vince did a really nice recap of the Battle Royal last week, but you can read my review of it HERE if you're just joining us. Razor and Martel were the last guys in the ring so they're competing for the built here tonight. Vince trying to sell the importance of this match through Columbus day has to be heard:

VINCE(and this is exactly what he said): Well gentlemen, let's not forget that we're celebrating Columbus Day here in the United States. Columbus, by the way, not only was he representing the Queen of England when he discovered America, don't forget, Columbus was hispanic! This could be a great day for those of the hispanic extraction - a great day for Razor Ramon.

All made better by Macho Man pronouncing "Los Estados Unidos".

Razor does some arm work early on that was nice, but it doesn't lead to anything special, mostly because Martel takes over to work over his back most of the match. Martel is totally outclassed physically by Razor but he does a great job of cheating to regain the advantage, while at the same time applying some solid offense to wear Razor down. Some bad guys can cheat, but they can't effectively work a guy to make a crowd believe the hero is in trouble. There's a fun sequence from the Boston Crab that leads to some really spiffy near falls. It's a pretty well paced match, but not really the best work of either guy this year. Still worth watching.

THE HEADSHRINKERS vs. SID PERSON & TOMMY MORRISON
Headshrinkers killing one of the opponents and throwing him to the corner so his partner can tag in NEVER gets old. Not ever. They KO'd Person and then slapped him in the face with their feet to see if he'd wake up. If you're going to squash someone do it like this folks.

OWEN HART vs. SCOTT KING
Owen tools this guy with some flippy stuff. All his stuff looks good and crisp, the highlight being a SICK belly to belly suplex off an irish whip. Owen hit a big missile dropkick before finishing the match with a Northern Lights Suplex - which I wish people did more of.  The only problem with the match was that it didn't seem to flow very well, which is more on how Owen fit his stuff in. Nothing egregious, just a little disjointed.

Bobby Heenan comes in with the most awkward bit of commentary of the night with this line:

"How many kids does Stu...and uh.. what's her name...Fellatio, have?" To which Vince exclaimed "FELLATIO!?" Probably not for the first time.

You can now find King selling Pokemon cards at Flealand Fleamarket, Bowling Green Kentucky.
LUDVIG BORGA ON THE MIC
Borga talks poopoo on America and Lex Luger. Luger comes out and talks about how hypocritical Borga is for bashing the US but collecting a paycheck here. He then tells him to, you guessed it, "Love it or Leave it!", which even Luger said was a trite phrase before he said it. Luger wanted to rassle, but Borga left saying they'll fight when he says they'll fight. Whatever.

ADAM BOMB vs. ROSS GREENBERG
FUCK YEAH ROSS GREENBERG. Greenberg has been tanning up and pumping the iron. He's even added a grimace to his facial repertoire. Sadly for Ross, he's still Ross Greenberg and he flops around like a goober selling pain like a cast member from Troll 2. And it's not even one of Adam Bomb's best performances. The slingshot clothesline looked like ass. So I guess the highlight is Ross Greenberg's developing physique. Sadness.

ROCK N' ROLL EXPRESS vs. DUANE GILL & BARRY HARDY
Are you kidding me?! Not only are the RnR's making their WWF debut but it's against Duane Gill and Barry Hardy?! This is a dream match for me if there ever was one. This was fun and quick, and I particularly like the finishing bit leading to the double dropkick. I really want to see them face the Headshrinkers now. How brilliant would that be watching them get mauled by Fatu, before making the hot tag. I really hope that match happens before they leave again.
I thought this was a new wrestler but it was just a commercial from 1993. Disappointing.

OVERALL SHOW
A good first match, and some decent moments in the squashes. Not as good as last weeks battle royal episode, but I'm excited to see where Razor goes as champion and what they do with the Rock N' Roll Express. The tag division is bursting with talent right now, it's time to throw a couple at each other.


1 comment:

  1. When I was just a baby child I saw this episode and I honestly think that it was Rick Martel in this match that made me know I would grow up to be a homosex.

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