Talking of hits in the tag division, my face side is really weak.
Any recommendations for a team to sign from around this period to bolster the good guys? I can only think of Harlem Heat, Men on a Mission and Stars & Stripes.
speaking of Marcus Alexander Bagwell, what about The American Males ... the Eliminators could be fun ... and I can't remember if you hired Public Enemy or not, but they were fun as faces for a while ...
Post by kingofoldschool on Mar 23, 2011 14:15:09 GMT -5
FACES Big Boss Man Bob Backlund Bob Holly Bret Hart Crush Davey Boy Smith Duke Droese Fatu Friar Ferguson Lightning Kid Man Mountain Rock Marty Jannetty Max Moon Owen Hart PJ Walker Randy Savage Razor Ramon Tatanka The Berzerker The Undertaker w/ Paul Bearer Tito Santana
New Headshrinkers (Samu and Sionne) w/ Afa Thrillseekers (Chris Jericho and Lance Storm) Space Race (Max Moon and Bob Holly) Friar Ferguson and The Berzerker
HEELS Abe "Knuckleball" Schwartz Adam Bomb w/ Harvey Wippleman Bad News Brown Bam Bam Bigelow w/ Harvey Wippleman Barry Windham Big Van Vader w/ Harley Race Damien DeMento Great Muta w/ Gary Hart and Kimona Jeff Jarrett w/ Tennessee Lee and The Roadie Jerry Lawler Lex Luger Ludvig Borga w/ Gary Hart and Kimona Mantaur w/ Kim Chee Mr Perfect Raphael Repo Man Rick Martel Rockabilly w/ Tennessee Lee Scott Steiner w/ Tammy Fytch Scotty Flamingo Shawn Michaels w/ Liz Skinner Taz w/ Gary Hart and Kimona Ted DiBiase w/ Barry Windham The Birdman The Roadie Tom Billington w/ Tammy Fytch Warlord w/ Harvey Wippleman
Beverly Brothers (Beau and Blake) w/ Tammy Fytch Arabian Butchers (Manuel and Victor) w/ Gary Hart and Kimona Hollywood Blonds (Steve Austin and Brian Pillman) Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (Jacques and Raymond) Supermodels (Rick Martel and Raphael) Swiss Bobsleigh Team (Lars and Luca) w/ Alundra
I know it is currently a bit face-lite at present, but there are some turns to come.
Post by kingofoldschool on Mar 24, 2011 14:14:54 GMT -5
WWF Superstars September 24th, 1994 Green Bay, WI Your commentators are Vince McMahon and Jerry "The King" Lawler.
The show began with a video package documenting the recent history between WWF Tag Team Champions The Hollywood Blonds and The Thrillseekers. The young Canadians Lance Storm and Chris Jericho came within an eyelash of capturing the gold at SummerSlam. If Jericho can defeat "Stunning" Steve Austin in tonight's main event, he'll earn another shot at the titles for his team.
Crush made Ben Jordan submit to the Cranium Crunch in 0:02:17. Rating: * 1/2 (Black Phantom no-showed.)
After finishing off his opponent with ease, Crush took the mic and challenged the Arabian Butchers to a match. Crush said it didn't matter if it was two-on-one and vowed to take them down.
Vince McMahon revealed that the much ballyhooed debut of Ludvig Borga will take place next week on Superstars.
Swiss Bobsleigh Team (Lars and Luca) defeated Bill Mata and Nick Barberry when Lars pinned N. Barberry after the Podium Finish in 0:04:44. Rating: 3/4* [Alundra interfered against Bill Mata.]
Footage was shown of Tennessee Lee introducing Rockabilly as the newest member of his stable on Monday Night RAW. Rockabilly replaced the absent Jeff Jarrett as tag team partner of The Roadie for a match with Man Mountain Rock and Tito Santana, which Tennessee Lee Promotions won. Man Mountain Rock then cut a promo, criticising Jarrett for being too gutless to show up last Monday night. Rock vowed to walk all the way to Nashville if that's what it takes to get his hands on Double J.
Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Scott Avery after a slingshot splash in 0:06:04. Rating: *
Mr. Perfect made his way out to the interview podium where he was greeted by Gene Okerlund. Perfect did not look happy and the unfavourable reaction from the crowd did not help his mood. Okerlund started to ask a question but Perfect cut him off. Perfect discussed the match this coming week on Monday Night RAW between Tatanka and Bad News Brown which will determine who gets the next title shot against WWF Champion Big Van Vader. Perfect was furious that Tatanka - a man he had beaten countless times - was being considered for a title shot and not him. Perfect bragged about his recent winning streak, but Okerlund interrupted and suggested that WWF officials hadn't been impressed with the manner that Perfect wins most of his bouts! Perfect glared at Okerlund and appeared that he was going to deck the interviewer, before storming off.
Owen Hart pinned Sid Garrison with the Rocket Launcher in 0:05:10. Rating: * 1/2
After the match, Owen Hart took the mic and, noting his own problems with Black Friday Management, offered to be Crush's partner to face the Arabian Bucthers. Crush made his way down to the ring and shook hands with the Rocket as a sign of acceptance.
Chris Jericho pinned Steve Austin after a small package in 0:12:01. Rating: *** 1/4 [Brian Pillman interfered against Chris Jericho.]
Both Steve Austin and Chris Jericho's respective tag team partners, Brian Pillman and Lance Storm, seconded their men for the match. It did not take long for Austin to focus his attack on Jericho's bandaged head, tearing off the dressing and scratching at the cut underneath. Pillman and Storm got into it at ringside, with Pillman sending Storm crashing into the ringsteps. As the official checked on Storm, Pillman got on the apron and grabbed hold of Jericho so Austin could line up an elbowsmash. Austin charged, but Jericho ducked out of the way and Pillman took the blow, sending him down hard to the floor! Jericho then small packaged the distracted Austin for the three count, almost blowing the roof off the arena!
Lance Storm superkicked Brian Pillman outside the ring for good measure before joining his partner. The Thrillseekers celebrated this huge win which guarantees them another shot at the Tag Team Titles. Embarrassed and humiliated, Steve Austin helped Pillman back to the dressing room while Storm and Jericho basked in the adulation of the crowd!
Circuit information: A malfunction at the junction proved costly for the Hollywood Blonds tonight as it led to Chris Jericho defeating Steve Austin, thereby earning the Thrillseekers a rematch for the Tag Team Titles. Chris Jericho and Lance Storm were unlucky not to leave SummerSlam with the gold. Can they go one better the next time they face the Blonds for the titles?
Crush has agreed to team up with Owen Hart to take on the Arabian Butchers in two weeks on Superstars. There are a lot of scores to be settled in this bout!
Despite Mr Perfect's objections, Tatanka will square off with Bad News Brown this week on Monday Night RAW to determine the number one contender to Big Van Vader's WWF Championship. Also scheduled for action are the Big Boss Man and the Great Muta plus, can PJ Walker - now under the tutelage of Bob Backlund - record his first victory when he collides with Skinner? Till then, so long everybody!
Post by gentlemanjeff on Mar 25, 2011 8:34:22 GMT -5
Just because I like breaking things down like this:
MAIN EVENT (Bret Hart) The Undertaker /w Bearer === Vader w/ Race [WWF Champion]
UPPER CARD Davey Boy Smith (Randy Savage) *kayfabe Razor Ramon Tatanka === (Lex Luger) Mr. Perfect Scott Steiner w/ Fytch [Intercontinental Champion] Shawn Michaels w/ Liz Tom Billington w/ Fytch
MID CARD Big Boss Man Crush Lightning Kid Owen Hart === Bad News Brown Bam Bam Bigelow w/ Wippleman Barry Windham w/ DiBiase Great Muta w/ G. Hart & Kimona Jeff Jarrett w/ Lee & Roadie Jerry Lawler Ludvig Borga w/ G. Hart & Kimona Taz w/ G. Hart & Kimona Ted DiBiase w/ Windham
LOWER CARD Bob Backlund Bob Holly Duke Droese [Hardcore Champion] Friar Ferguson Man Mountain Rock Marty Jannetty Max Moon PJ Walker The Bezerker Tito Santana === Abe Schwartz Adam Bomb w/ Wippleman Damien DeMento Mantaur w/ Chee Repo Man Rockabilly w/ Lee Scotty Flamingo Skinner The Birdman The Roadie w/ Lee Warlord w/ Wippleman
UPPER TAG TEAM Thrillseekers === Hollywood Blonds [WWF Tag Team Champions]
LOWER TAG TEAM New Headshrinkers Space Race Ferguson & Bezerker === Beverly Brothers w/ Fytch Arabian Butchers w/ G. Hart & Kimona Fabulous Rougeau Brothers Supermodels Swiss Bobsleigh Team w/ Alundra
STABLES Fytch Wrestling Enterprises: Scott Steiner, Tom Billington and the Beverly Brothers Black Friday Management: Great Muta, Ludvig Borga, Taz and the Arabian Butchers Tennessee Lee Promotions: Jeff Jarrett, Rockabilly and The Roadie The Wipplemaniacs: Bam Bam Bigelow, Adam Bomb and The Warlord
By the way, I never knew that Martel teamed up with Cyrus as the Supermodels. Crazy!
Neither did I until you debuted Raphael, which prompted me to read Martel's Wikipedia entry where I found out about him teaming with Don Callis (Jackyl/Cyrus). According to Wikipedia, they apparently teamed up in the early 90s after Callis started wrestling in indys (before WWF later signed him as a manager) and were going to reunite in WWF in 1997, but Martel went to WCW instead for more money.
I figured that was obscure trivia you knew, up until you announced Raphael was not Callis.
Post by kingofoldschool on Apr 3, 2011 13:29:49 GMT -5
Monday Night RAW September 26th, 1994 Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY Your commentators are Vince McMahon and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.
The show began with comments from both Tatanka and Bad News Brown ahead of their number one contenders match tonight. Tatanka said that with the power of his people and the spirit above, he will defeat Brown and go on to become WWF Champion. Bad News threatened to pluck the feathers off the Native American like a turkey and added that there will be only good news when the match is over as he'll finally get his WWF title shot!
Number-One-Contenders-Match: Tatanka pinned Bad News Brown after a belly-to-back suplex in 0:09:08. Rating: ** 1/4
Tatanka took control early on with several overhand chops and right hands. The brawl spilled to the floor with Tatanka sending Bad News Brown head-first into the ring post. The Native American scored with a flying cross body press which earned a near fall. Tatanka ate Bad News' boot on a corner charge and Brown's street fighting style came to the fore. Bad News viciously chopped away at Tatanka and rammed the Native American's head repeatedly into the turnbuckle. Bad News missed the Ghetto Blaster though and Tatanka capitalised with a back suplex near the ropes. Tatanka then draped his arm over Brown for the three count out of nowhere!
Bad News Brown was furious at the result. He confronted referee Mike Chioda after the match and yelled that his foot had been under the bottom rope, so Tatanka's victory should not stand. Chioda explained that he hadn't seen it and there was nothing he could do, so Brown grabbed him and slung him out of the ring! Brown was on his way to confront Vince McMahon at the announcers' table as the show went to commercial!
When the show returned from the break, Vince McMahon revealed that WWF officials and road agents had finally succeeded in convincing an irate Bad News Brown to return to the dressing room and cool off. Footage of the finish to the previous match was then shown and it clearly showed that Brown's foot had been under the bottom rope. McMahon acknowledged the bad call from the referee, while Bobby Heenan said that Tatanka can consider himself to be the luckiest man in New York tonight.
Space Race (Bob Holly and Max Moon) defeated Reno Riggins and Chris Kanyon when M. Moon pinned Kanyon after a Frankensteiner in 0:05:48. Rating: * 3/4
Razor Ramon cut a promo on Intercontinental Champion Scott Steiner ahead of their steel cage match for the title on next week's show. Ramon was pleased with the fact that it will be one on one - mano e mano - when they get inside the steel cage. The Bad Guy warned that there will be nowhere for Steiner to run and nowhere to hide. Ramon vowed to bring the Intercontinental Championship back to where it rightfully belongs.
Backstage, Bob Backlund was going through some last minute preparation with PJ Walker ahead of the youngster's bout with Skinner later in the show. Vince McMahon remarked that Backlund has spent hours upon hours this week coaching Walker as he sees serious potential in the young man.
Big Boss Man pinned Terra Ryzing with the Boss Man Slam in 0:03:32. Rating: * 1/2
After the match, as the Big Boss Man left to return to the dressing room, he had a confrontation with the Black Friday Management trio of Gary Hart, Kimona and the Great Muta in the aisle. Hart entered the ring, took the microphone and addressed the Big Boss Man. Hart informed the Boss Man that Taz had heard Boss Man's remarks about him. Hart warned Boss Man that the former corrections officer had now stepped into the path of rage, and any man who stands in Taz's path of rage will be mowed down.
Great Muta pinned Ben Jordan with the Moonsault Press in 0:03:53. Rating: * 1/4 [Kimona interfered against Ben Jordan.]
The Great Muta sent Ben Jordan to the outside with a spinning heel kick, where Kimona then dropped him with a martial arts kick. The Pearl of the Orient followed up with a beautiful plancha and celebrated by spitting green mist into the air. Muta leapt to the top rope in one motion and connected with a flying dropkick. A backbreaker then set up the match-winning moonsault. The Great Muta is a phenomenal athlete!
Skinner pinned PJ Walker with the Gatorbreaker in 0:06:09. Rating: 3/4*
PJ Walker started at a fast pace, taking Skinner down with armdrags, a bodyslam and a dropkick. Skinner went to the outside, where Walker showed that he is not afraid to take a chance as he caught the Alligator Man with a dropkick off the apron! Skinner fought back with kicks and punches, but Walker leapfrogged a charge into the corner and took Skinner down with a springboard forearm! Walker went for a flying cross body, but Skinner avoided the move and drilled Walker with the Gatorbreaker for the three count.
Despite the result, Bob Backlund entered the ring and applauded PJ Walker for his gutsy performance. Backlund helped Walker to his feet, but Skinner then spat a mouthful of tobacco juice into Backlund's face! Walker came to his mentor's aid, unloading with punches and then clotheslining the Alligator Man out of the ring!
Backstage, Sean Mooney cautiously approached Bad News Brown, who was still seething about the outcome of his match with Tatanka earlier. Bad News said that he had finally realised why things aren't going his way in the World Wrestling Federation. Brown revealed it is because all the officials are prejudice against him, because he's black! Bad News claimed that the referee counted three for Tatanka tonight because of the colour of Tatanka's skin! Brown then shoved the shocked Mooney away from him and stormed off.
Scott Steiner provided comments ahead of the Intercontinental Title steel cage match on next week's edition of Monday Night RAW. Steiner mocked the idea that Razor Ramon is delighted that the match will be held in a cage. Steiner said it was the biggest mistake of Ramon's life when he signed up for this cage match and promised to beat the Bad Guy within an inch of his life. Steiner closed by saying that when he defeats Ramon next week - for the third straight time - Razor will have no excuses left.
Circuit information: Much like at the King of the Ring earlier in the year, Tatanka again benefitted from a dodgy call by an official. The Native American will now square off with WWF Champion Big Van Vader in two weeks on Monday Night RAW.
We aren't going to dignify the remarks made by Bad News Brown tonight with any kind of rebuttal. Suffice to say the WWF is as equal opportunity as you can get.
Make sure you tune in this weekend for WWF Superstars, where we will finally get to see the in-ring debut of Black Friday Management's newest acquisition, "The Hellraiser from Helsinki" Ludvig Borga. Also, Jeff Jarrett will hopefully offer us an explanation as to why he missed last week's edition of Monday Night RAW and in the feature bout, Davey Boy Smith battles Repo Man! Till then, so long everybody!
Post by kingofoldschool on Apr 28, 2011 14:05:18 GMT -5
WWF Superstars October 1st, 1994 Green Bay, WI Your commentators are Vince McMahon and Jerry "The King" Lawler.
Vince McMahon welcomed viewers to this week's edition of Superstars and announced that Davey Boy Smith will take on Repo Man in the main event, plus Ludvig Borga will make his debut!
The New Headshrinkers (Sionne and Samu) defeated Phil Apollo and Todd Mata when Sionne pinned Apollo after a powerslam in 0:03:46. Rating: * 1/2
Sionne is certainly proving to be a more than capable replacement for Fatu in the Headshrinkers team. He again looked very impressive tonight as he picked up the win with a vicious powerslam.
The sound of the Finnish national anthem signalled the first appearance of the Hellraiser from Helsinki, Ludvig Borga. Gary Hart led his monstrous acquisition down to the ring. A split-screen showed Crush watching events backstage. Borga did not even wait for the introductions to finish as he went straight to work with clubbing blows and knees to the midsection of poor Barry Hardy.
Ludvig Borga pinned Barry Hardy with the Rack and Ruin in 0:05:24. Rating: 1/4*
During the bout, Vince McMahon put over Ludvig Borga's amateur boxing career, revealing that he was a former European light-heavyweight champion as a teenager with a record of 47 fights, 47 wins. Borga completely dominated Barry Hardy with a side suplex and a spinebuster, before throwing Hardy to the floor and clotheslining him. Borga used a delayed suplex and a powerslam on Hardy, before picking him up onto his shoulders like he weighed nothing and driving him down with a rack bomb for the pinfall.
After the match, Ludvig Borga struck Barry Hardy with a kidney punch and then laid him out with a right hook. Gary Hart joined his man in the ring as Borga took the mic. The Hellraiser from Helsinki insulted the crowd and vowed to destroy their American so-called athletes!
Backstage, Sean Mooney asked for Crush's thoughts after watching Ludvig Borga's debut. Crush gave Borga credit for taking the victory, but said that Borga had made a big mistake hooking up with Gary Hart and Black Friday Management. Crush closed by warning that next week the Arabian Butchers will go down to he and Owen Hart!
Mantaur pinned Richie Rich with the Stampede in 0:04:00. Rating: -3/4*
Gene Okerlund conducted an in-ring interview with "Double J" Jeff Jarrett, who was accompanied as ever by Tennessee Lee. Okerlund accused Jarrett of running scared of Man Mountain Rock, which is why he no-showed his scheduled tag team match two weeks ago on Monday Night RAW. Jarrett assured that wasn't the case and stated that if Rock were here tonight he wouldn't think twice about beating his brains in. With that bold statement, who else but Man Mountain Rock emerged from the back and the place became unglued! Jarrett began to backtrack as Tennessee Lee complained that Okerlund had set them up!
As Man Mountain Rock marched down the aisle, The Roadie tried a sneak attack from behind, but Rock spun around and dropped the Road Dogg with a clothesline! Rock entered the ring, decked Tennessee Lee and cornered Jeff Jarrett while Gene Okerlund made himself scarce. Rock grabbed Jarrett around the throat but before any real damage could be done, Rock was distracted by Rockabilly appearing on the big screen! Rockabilly had gained possession of Rock's custom-made electric guitar! While Rock turned his attention to the screen, Jarrett struck with a chop block and applied the figure-four while The Roadie helped him apply extra leverage!! Officials and road agents hit the ring to drag Jarrett off, leaving Rock favouring his injured knee.
The Birdman pinned Aaron Ferguson with the One Fell Swoop in 0:05:07. Rating: 1/4*
In what is set to be one of the most controversial interview segments the WWF has ever produced, Jerry Lawler announced that his guest in the King's Court this week on Monday Night RAW will be Bad News Brown!
Davey Boy Smith was interviewed by Sean Mooney. Smith revealed that the only reason he decided to reform the British Bulldogs team earlier this year was because he felt sorry for Tom Billington. He said that he could see Billington's career was going nowhere and decided to help him achieve another shot at glory. Smith spoke of his regret of making that decision and felt that his career had gone backwards because of his association with Billington. Davey Boy vowed to make an impact and capture championship gold in the singles ranks once again, something that the bitter Billington will never achieve!
Davey Boy Smith pinned Repo Man with the Running Powerslam in 0:08:33. Rating: ** 3/4
The show closed with Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler promoting the steel cage match for the Intercontinental Championship on Monday Night RAW between Scott Steiner and Razor Ramon. With the blue bars preventing anybody from getting involved, what will happen when it is truly one on one between these two superstars??
Circuit information: Make no mistake about it, Ludvig Borga made an impact tonight in his WWF debut. Borga overwhelmed his opponent with vicious strikes and power manoeuvres and afterwards made a point of calling out the American superstars in the dressing room. With Crush's current issue with Black Friday Management, could a match-up with the Hellraiser from Helsinki be on the cards? It's definitely an encounter that WWF fans around the world would love to see!
Tito Santana has quit the promotion effective immediately. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
Next week's edition of Monday Night RAW is unquestionably a must-see show! Taz and the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers will be in action, plus, fresh off his accusations of racism by the WWF, Bad News Brown will be the guest in the King's Court. And in the main event of the show, Razor Ramon challenges Scott Steiner for the Intercontinental Championship inside the confines of a steel cage!! Make sure you tune in this Monday night!!
Post by kingofoldschool on May 4, 2011 13:45:53 GMT -5
Monday Night RAW October 3rd, 1994 Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY Your commentators are Vince McMahon and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.
An excited Vince McMahon welcomed viewers to the show as the camera panned around the ring which was ominously surrounded by the trademark bright blue steel cage of the WWF! McMahon announced that the opening contest will be the much anticipated rematch from SummerSlam for the Intercontinental Championship between Scott Steiner and Razor Ramon. This time though, the bout will be contested inside a steel cage and the only ways to win are by pinfall or submission!
Cage Match: Scott Steiner pinned Razor Ramon via pinfall in 0:16:52. Rating: *** 1/2 (Scott Steiner retained the WWF Intercontinental Title.) [Tammy Fytch interfered against Razor Ramon.] [Shawn Michaels interfered against Razor Ramon.]
Scott Steiner went on the attack as soon as Razor Ramon entered the cage, but the tide soon turned and Ramon sent Steiner head-first into the steel repeatedly. The champion came back into it and focussed his assault on the Bad Guy's back. Ramon countered a Frankensteiner attempt by driving Steiner back-first into the cage wall. Both men were groggy, but Steiner decided to take a walk and started to climb the cage! Ramon followed Steiner to the top rope and brought him crashing down to the mat with a belly-to-back superplex! The Bad Guy signalled for the Razor's Edge, but Tammy Fytch reached in through the bars and grabbed his ankle! Ramon snatched Fytch by the hair and as she screamed and wailed, Steiner attacked from behind. As referee Mike Chioda checked on Fytch, the Intercontinental Champion tried to end it with the SSD but Ramon slid down and shoved Steiner into the ropes. Steiner came back with a cross body, but Ramon caught him and went for the fallaway slam into the cage! However, the official was in the wrong place at the wrong time and ended up absorbing the impact between the cage and Steiner's body! Undeterred, Ramon hit the Razor's Edge on the champion and went for the cover, but there was no referee to record the certain pinfall! The Bad Guy signalled to the back as senior official Earl Hebner came running out, followed by EMTs. Hebner unlocked the cage door and allowed the EMTs to enter the ring and attend to the injured Mike Chioda. Ramon was distracted as Hebner and the EMTs stretchered Chioda out of the cage. Suddenly, Shawn Michaels appeared out of nowhere and scrambled over the steel cage! The Heartbreak Kid measured up Ramon, who turned straight into a superkick from Michaels!! Michaels left the cage as quickly as he entered, just as Scott Steiner dragged himself over to Ramon's prone body and draped an arm over the Bad Guy's chest. Earl Hebner, who had now taken on the refereeing duties following the injury to Mike Chioda, saw the cover and counted to three. Steiner retains the Intercontinental Championship and the fans were enraged!
Bad News Brown was the guest on this week's edition of the King's Court. Brown said that he shouldn't have been surprised at the controversial manner in which he lost to Tatanka last week, because this kind of thing happens to him all the time. Bad News accused WWF management of not wanting a man with the colour of skin he has to be WWF Champion. Brown said that when Bret Hart was injured and had to vacate the title, it should have been handed to him. When the company scheduled the WWF Championship tournament at the King of the Ring, Brown was hit with a suspension which prevented him from competing in it. And even when Brown did hold championship gold - the Hardcore Title - the company couldn't wait to take it off him and when he lost the title it was in an unscheduled bout that he had no chance to prepare for! Brown said that all of these points proved that the World Wrestling Federation is a racist company!
Bad News Brown continued that when he enters the locker room, all he sees are white faces. All the referees are white, all the management are white, and as Bad News glared at Jerry Lawler, he added that all of the announcers are white as well. Brown then broached the subject of Martin Luther King Jr. Bad News noted that he wasn't one of Dr King's supporters as King was a man of passiveness and an advocate of non-aggression. Where did it get him? Brown asserted that only way a black man can get ahead in this world is by taking matters into his own hands. Bad News said that he was starting on a new crusade - to stick it to the man and send a message to whitey!
The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau and Raymond Rougeau) defeated Matt Gardener and Kenny Hendrix when R. Rougeau pinned K. Hendrix with the Rougeau Bomb in 0:05:44. Rating: ** 1/4
Backstage, Razor Ramon was interrogating several staff members regarding the whereabouts of Shawn Michaels. Ramon threatened to tear apart the entire state until he found where that little rat was hiding!
Tatanka was interviewed backstage by Gene Okerlund regarding his WWF Title Match with Big Van Vader next week. Tatanka discussed his loss to Vader in the semi-final of the WWF Championship tournament at the King of the Ring. The Native American said that on that night, he made one mistake and it cost him dearly. Tatanka vowed that there will be no mistakes next week and he will become the new WWF Champion!
Scotty Flamingo pinned Miguel Rosado after the Hang Ten in 0:04:07. Rating: *
The next contest featured "The One Man Crime Spree" Taz in singles action. Before the bout, Taz's manager Gary Hart joined Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan at the announcers' table.
Taz pinned Duane Gill with the Tazplex in 0:02:23. Rating: ** 1/4
During the course of this bout, Vince McMahon put over Taz as a living breathing suplex machine. Gary Hart berated McMahon for using the term "suplex" and explained that what Taz does to human beings - when he locks his hands around their body and drives their stinking heads right through the mat - is not a suplex. Hart said that it cannot be compared to a normal wrestling manoeuvre, because it is far superior. It's a TAZplex!
After the match, Taz took the mic and branded Duane Gill just another victim. Medical staff came out to tend to Gill, but Taz took exception to this and dumped Gill off the stretcher board! Matt Gardener and Kenny Hendrix - enhancement talent who had worked earlier - tried to come to Gill's aid but they took a release German suplex each from Taz for their trouble! The Big Boss Man then hit the ring, striking Taz in the gut and across the back with his nightstick! The Boss Man then assisted in helping Duane Gill from the ring, but Taz ambushed the former corrections officer from behind. Taz hooked Boss Man in a version of a sleeper, but it appeared that he was choking out the Boss Man! Taz brought Boss Man down to the mat in the hold and locked in a bodyscissors so the Boss Man could not escape! Soon the Boss Man had stopped coughing and spluttering and was now turning purple!! It took several officials and road agents to prise Taz off the Big Boss Man, but the damage was already done. The Big Boss Man was completely out cold, choked into unconsciousness by the One Man Crime Spree!!
Circuit information: Taz has evolved into a very dangerous man since joining Gary Hart's Black Friday Management. Tonight, the Big Boss Man got caught in the path of rage and ended up getting the life choked out of him. Taz is on a roll at the moment and the Boss Man has his work cut out if he is to stop the One Man Crime Spree.
A fifteen foot high steel cage couldn't prevent Shawn Michaels once again getting involved in an Intercontinental Title match between Scott Steiner and Razor Ramon. Just like at SummerSlam, a superkick from the Heartbreak Kid cost the Bad Guy the match as Ramon was on the verge of victory. Needless to say, Ramon is furious at having the chance of recapturing the title cruelly snatched away from him and is desperate to make Michaels pay dearly for his actions.
Razor Ramon took his aggression out on the wall of his dressing room after the show, causing significant damage. We are told that WWF officials will take action over this outburst, which will not help Ramon's current mood.
WWF President Jack Tunney is yet to dignify the controversial accusations from Bad News Brown with a response.
The Rougeaus have looked good since reforming their team and if they continue to perform like this, their aspirations of finally capturing the Tag Team Titles will not seem so implausible.
Join us this weekend for WWF Superstars which will feature a huge tag team main event pitting the pairing of Crush and Owen Hart against the Arabian Butchers! Also on a packed show, Mr Perfect, Marty Jannetty, Adam Bomb, Tom Billington and the Supermodels will all be in action! Till then, so long everybody!!
Post by kingofoldschool on May 17, 2011 14:14:17 GMT -5
WWF Superstars October 8th, 1994 Green Bay, WI Your commentators are Vince McMahon and Jerry "The King" Lawler.
This weekend's edition of Superstars opened with comments from Black Friday Management's Gary Hart and the team of Crush and Owen Hart ahead of the latter's clash with the Arabian Butchers in the main event of the show.
The Supermodels (Rick Martel and Raphael) defeated Steve King and Paul Vandale when Raphael pinned P. Vandale with the Full Nelson Slam in 0:04:57. Rating: **
Vince McMahon put over another convincing performance by the Supermodels and added that there is currently more depth in the WWF's tag team division than there has been in many years. That segued into McMahon hyping up next week's Tag Team Title rematch from SummerSlam between the Hollywood Blonds and the Thrillseekers.
Marty Jannetty pinned Tony DeVito after a flying cross body press in 0:04:17. Rating: **
Mr. Perfect pinned Corey Student with the Perfect Plex in 0:06:36. Rating: * 1/2
Mr. Perfect was clearly still seething that Tatanka is getting the WWF Title shot this Monday night against Big Van Vader and not him. Perfect aggressively took all his frustration out on young Corey Student, slapping him around at the outset of this bout and then punishing him with extra stiff chops. Perfect took the opportunity to give Student a tongue-lashing in between moves. Perfect floored Student with a kneelift and then savagely went after Student's leg. The official admonished Perfect for drawing out the beating and vowed to throw the match out for Perfect using unnecessary force. Perfect soon put Student out of his misery with the Perfect Plex.
After the match, Mr. Perfect took the mic and took a shot at Tatanka, saying that he didn't need to dress in feathers and paint his face to impress people. Perfect claimed that he is the perfect athlete and vowed to one day soon become the perfect WWF Champion.
Adam Bomb pinned Jim Powers with the Atom Smasher in 0:05:07. Rating: 1/2*
WWF Champion Big Van Vader and his manager Harley Race cut a promo ahead of the title bout with Tatanka this coming week on Monday Night RAW. They warned the Native American that bad things happen when you step in the ring with Vader and questioned whether Tatanka is ready to play the pain game!
Tom Billington pinned Matt Hardy with the Diving Dynamite Headbutt in 0:04:33. Rating: ** 1/4 [Tammy Fytch interfered against Matt Hardy.]
Tom Billington cut a promo after the match, in which he admitted that he had watched Davey Boy Smith's comments last week and laughed. Billington noted that without him, there would have been no tag team titles and no one would have heard of Davey Boy Smith.
Crush and Owen Hart defeated The Arabian Butchers (Manuel and Victor) when Crush defeated Manuel by disqualification in 0:11:13. Rating: *** 1/2 [Kimona interfered against Crush.]
Crush and Owen Hart used their superior quickness to stay one step ahead of the Arabian Butchers, sending the twins to the outside with a dropkick and an enzuigiri. Manuel and Victor were soon able to isolate the Rocket from his partner when one of the twins caught Owen on a high cross body attempt and powerslammed him to the mat. The Rocket endured the onslaught from the Butchers but was able to roll out of dodge when the twins went for their splash/legdrop combination. Crush made the tag and cleaned house with a bodyslam on each Butcher. The twins tried to regroup at ringside, but as Owen went for a dive to the outside they avoided the blow and the Rocket landed hard. The Butchers then returned to the ring to double up on Crush. One of the twins held Crush in the corner for the other to deliver an avalanche, but at the last second Crush pulled the Butcher into harm's way and he ended up getting squashed by his brother! Crush dropkicked one of the twins out of the ring and drilled the other with a powerslam. With the crowd firmly behind him, Crush signalled for the Cranium Crunch. Suddenly, Kimona hit the ring and jumped on Crush's back, forcing the disqualification.
Crush shrugged Kimona off and cornered her, set to make her pay for getting involved. Kimona struck Crush with several kicks to the body, which only served to anger the Original Hawaiian Punch even further. Ludvig Borga then strode down to the ring, which diverted Crush's attention and allowed Kimona to escape. Borga and Crush went nose-to-nose in the centre of the ring and the atmosphere inside the arena was electric! The ring promptly filled up with officials and road agents who got between the two men before the first blow could land!
Circuit information: Our reporter caught up with Mr Perfect after the show tonight and Perfect promised to show up this Monday night to get a closer look at Tatanka's WWF Title Match with Big Van Vader. With the Native American preparing for the biggest bout of his career, the last thing he needs is to worry about the presence of his great rival.
Ludvig Borga - who was involved in a tense staredown with Crush at the end of tonight's show - will be in action this coming week on Monday Night RAW. We have been reliably informed that the Hellraiser from Helsinki will have some choice comments for the Original Hawaiian Punch as well!
It is shaping up to be a huge week in the World Wrestling Federation as we will be bringing you two massive title matches! Next week on Superstars, the Thrillseekers finally get another opportunity at the Tag Team Titles as they challenge the Hollywood Blonds for the gold. But before that, on Monday Night RAW Big Van Vader defends the WWF Championship against the number one contender, Tatanka! Make sure you do not miss any of it!!
Post by kingofoldschool on May 22, 2011 8:07:32 GMT -5
Monday Night RAW October 10th, 1994 Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY Your commentators are Vince McMahon and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.
The show opened with Vince McMahon doing a professional hype job for the WWF Championship Match between Big Van Vader and Tatanka which would open the show.
The atmosphere inside the arena was electric as Tatanka prepared to lock up with Big Van Vader. The official finished his instructions but before he could signal for the bell, the strains of "Perfection" were heard as Mr. Perfect emerged from the back! Perfect swaggered out, cockily chewing gum and smirking at Tatanka. Perfect made his way over to the announcers' desk, where he took the spare headset and joined Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan on commentary! If Mr. Perfect's plan was to get inside the head of the Native American, then it was working - perfectly.
Big Van Vader pinned Tatanka with the Vader Bomb in 0:11:09. Rating: *** (Big Van Vader retained the WWF World Heavyweight Title.) [Mr. Perfect interfered against Tatanka.]
Tatanka had some words for Mr. Perfect at the announcers' table before the bell. Big Van Vader tried to capitalise on the distraction, but Tatanka avoided a charge and hit a crossbody before going to work on the arm. Tatanka used a DDT, but Vader side stepped a flying cross body to take over. Vader splashed Tatanka in the corner and sat down on a flying sunset flip attempt, crushing the Native American. The Mastodon won a slugfest with a short lariat and grabbed a bearhug. With the crowd behind him, Tatanka escaped the hold and executed a powerslam for a near fall. Vader began to hammer Tatanka with fists, but the Native American no-sold a headsmash into the turnbuckle and started the war dance! Perfect began to grow concerned and stood up at the commentary table. However, Vader cut short Tatanka's rally with a spinning back fist, much to the Perfect One's delight. Big Van Vader attempted to finish the challenger off with a moonsault, but Tatanka moved out of the way! Tatanka found the mark with three flying Tomahawks, leaving the WWF Champion laid out on the canvas! Mr. Perfect jumped onto the apron, but Tatanka sent him flying with another chop! The distraction would prove critical though as Tatanka walked into a choke slam from the Mastodon and the Vader Bomb led to Vader retaining the title.
Mr. Perfect quickly got over the embarrassment of being knocked to the floor when he realised that he had done enough to prevent Tatanka capturing the title. He laughed at Tatanka, who was still feeling the effects of the Vader Bomb, before making his exit.
Ludvig Borga pinned Mark Thomas with the Rack and Ruin in 0:05:55. Rating: 1/4* [Kimona and Gary Hart interfered against Mark Thomas.]
Ludvig Borga marched straight towards Mark Thomas and assaulted him without even waiting for the opening bell. Gary Hart appeared to be thoroughly enjoying watching Borga beat up his unfortunate opponent throughout this bout and Thomas ended up going to Rack and Ruin.
The official helped Mark Thomas back to his feet following this match-up, but Ludvig Borga struck his opponent with a series of stiff body shots and then floored him with an uppercut! Gary Hart joined his charge in the ring and said that ever since Crush and Borga had that staredown last weekend on Superstars, everybody has been wanting to see them square off. However, Hart stated that the bout will not happen until Crush proves to Borga that he is a worthy opponent! Hart challenged Crush to face Borga in an arm wrestling contest! Borga doubted that Crush would accept the challenge as he is weak and spineless - just like all American athletes!
Space Race (Bob Holly and Max Moon) defeated Emilio Ulcia and Mike Sharpe when M. Moon pinned E. Ulcia after the Lift Off in 0:07:04. Rating: * 1/2
Backstage, Bob Backlund was preparing PJ Walker for his bout tonight. Walker interrupted his mentor and said that he had a really good idea for a finishing move. Backlund admonished Walker for getting carried away and told him to focus on picking up his first victory before worrying about a finisher. Backlund said he was confident that Walker could get his first win tonight.
Damien DeMento pinned PJ Walker with the Schizophrenic in 0:06:02. Rating: ** 1/2
The teachings of Bob Backlund are now very much evident in PJ Walker's ring style as he used a huge atomic drop and a double underhook suplex. Damien DeMento stopped Walker in his tracks with a reverse neckbreaker, but Walker came back with a dropkick and a flying back elbow. PJ went for a flying cross body, but DeMento side stepped the move and hit a jumping kneedrop for the pinfall.
Bob Backlund joined PJ Walker in the ring and offered his commiserations for the disheartening loss. They were interrupted by a glowing Scotty Flamingo, who was taking great pleasure in the duo's sorrow. Flamingo told Walker to expect to get beat in every match if he let himself be trained by a washed-up loser like Backlund! Flamingo advised Walker to ditch the has-been and let Flamingo be his new mentor, so one day Walker could become a huge superstar just like Flamingo! Backlund cut Flamingo's spiel short and told him to back up his words with some actions. Backlund challenged Flamingo to face Walker in a one-on-one match! Flamingo thought the idea was hilarious and claimed he would beat Walker easily, just like he defeated Backlund easily at WrestleMania!
Circuit information: Mr Perfect and Tatanka have had a bitter rivalry that has lasted all summer. When Tatanka earned a shot at the WWF Championship, this did not sit well with Perfect who feels he is more deserving of a title opportunity. Perfect decided to show up tonight before Tatanka's match with Big Van Vader and the presence of Perfect at ringside certainly knocked Tatanka out of his stride. However, Tatanka refocussed and appeared to be on the verge of capturing the WWF Title after he had Vader reeling following three consecutive flying Tomahawks. Perfect then decided to interject himself into the match but after the Native American sent him packing, Tatanka then fell to a choke slam and the Vader Bomb. Tatanka is understandably furious at this evening's events, while Perfect is delighted that his rival failed to dethrone Vader.
Following his bout tonight, Ludvig Borga issued a challenge to Crush for an arm wrestling match. Borga is apparently challenging Crush's manhood but this plan could backfire spectacularly as Crush is one of the strongest and most powerful men in the WWF. This arm wrestling match - should the challenge be accepted - is too close to call, as the Hellraiser from Helsinki could deadlift over 700 lbs as a teenager!
Since Bob Backlund was installed as his mentor, PJ Walker has continued to improve with each and every match. However, he came up just a little short against Damien DeMento this evening and Scotty Flamingo found this hilarious. There is already bad blood between Backlund and Flamingo from earlier in the year and Backlund challenged Flamingo to put his money where his mouth is, inviting Flamingo to face his student PJ Walker. The cocky Flamingo gleefully accepted the challenge and it will take place in two weeks' time on Monday Night RAW!
This weekend on Superstars, the WWF Tag Team Titles are on the line as the Hollywood Blonds defend against The Thrillseekers! Lance Storm and Chris Jericho couldn't have gone any closer to capturing the gold at SummerSlam - can they go one better this weekend? Also on Superstars, Bam Bam Bigelow, Rockabilly and Abe "Knuckleball" Schwartz are all scheduled for action! Till then, so long everybody!
Post by LillaThrilla on May 22, 2011 9:22:04 GMT -5
Is there a reason what would see to me to be the big match on RAW (IC Title in a cage last week, WWF Title match this week) are the opening matches instead of the main event? Was that just how WWF did it back then for some reason and you're following suit?
Good show. Tatanka did better that I would have expected. Flamingo-Montoya...hmmm...
Post by kingofoldschool on May 23, 2011 14:50:37 GMT -5
WWF Superstars October 15th, 1994 Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY Your commentators are Vince McMahon and Jerry "The King" Lawler.
Tonight's edition of Superstars began with a promo from The Thrillseekers. Lance Storm said they have been waiting for tonight's Tag Team Title opportunity since SummerSlam and were not about to blow it. Chris Jericho confidently predicted that history will be made tonight and new Tag Team Champions will be crowned!
Friar Ferguson and The Berzerker defeated Derek Domino and Mike Moraldo when Berzerker pinned D. Domino with the Piledriver in 0:06:12. Rating: * 3/4
Backstage, Sean Mooney interviewed Crush. The Original Hawaiian Punch accepted Ludvig Borga's arm wrestling match challenge which was issued last Monday. Crush vowed to draw upon the strength of every proud American to smash Borga's arm through the table and embarrass the Hellraiser from Helsinki!
Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Tony DeVito with the Diving Headbutt in 0:03:31. Rating: 1/2* [Harvey Wippleman interfered against Tony DeVito.]
Pre-taped comments from Bad News Brown were shown in which he lamented the fact that there are no black superheroes.
Abe "Knuckleball" Schwartz made Reno Riggins submit to the Seventh Inning Stretch in 0:05:16. Rating: * 3/4
Footage was shown from the closing moments of the Intercontinental Title steel cage match two weeks ago on Monday Night RAW, where Shawn Michaels' interference prevented Razor Ramon from regaining the gold from Scott Steiner. The Bad Guy then cut a promo in which he intensely described the hurting he is going to put on Shawn Michaels the next time he sees him.
Rockabilly pinned Duane Gill with the Rockabilly Boogie in 0:04:46. Rating: * 3/4 [Tennessee Lee interfered against Duane Gill.]
During the bout, Rockabilly and Tennessee Lee cut an insert promo in which they gloated over Tennessee Lee Promotions' contrived attack on Man Mountain Rock two weeks ago.
A huge tag team match was announced for next week in which Fytch Wrestling Enterprises' Tom Billington and Intercontinental Champion Scott Steiner will battle the duo of Davey Boy Smith and Razor Ramon. Billington then cut a promo in which he said he was relishing the prospect of tagging up with Steiner, describing him as the "best tag team partner he ever had" - an obvious insult to Davey Boy.
The Thrillseekers (Chris Jericho and Lance Storm) and The Hollywood Blonds (Steve Austin and Brian Pillman) battled to a double pin in 0:14:25. Rating: *** 1/4 (The Hollywood Blonds retained the WWF World Tag Team Titles.)
The Thrillseekers were quick out of the blocks, striking the Hollywood Blonds with savate kicks and clotheslining them out of the ring! Lance Storm then followed up with a flying cross body off the top onto the champions at ringside! Chris Jericho scored with chops and backdrops while Storm kept the momentum going with spin kicks and inverted atomic drops. Steve Austin caught Jericho in the gut on a leapfrog attempt and the Blonds took over. Pillman grabbed a handful of trunks and sent Jericho to the outside, where Austin dropped the young Canadian throat-first on the guardrail! The Blonds ruthlessly attacked Jericho's throat and appeared to have the match won when Austin made a blind tag and hit the Stun Gun, but Jericho circumvented defeat when he placed his foot on the rope. Jericho managed to make the hot tag to Storm and the place came unglued. The match eventually broke down with all four men in the ring at the same time. Austin when for a suplex, but Jericho slipped out of it and hit a bridging German suplex. Referee Mike Chioda's hand slapped the mat three times and he called for the bell!!
The fans erupted…until Mike Chioda raised the hand of Steve Austin! Both Austin and Chris Jericho were claiming that each other's shoulders were down, but Chioda looked to be awarding the bout to the Hollywood Blonds. Senior official Earl Hebner then came down to the ring and reversed the decision, declaring that the Thrillseekers are the winners! Chioda was insistent that the Blonds had won, while Hebner was sticking with the Thrillseekers. Replays appeared to show that both men's shoulders were down as Chioda counted three. The show went off the air with everybody in a state of confusion and a clear winner yet to be announced!
Circuit information: The finish of tonight's show was shrouded in controversy as we failed to get a decisive winner in the Tag Team Title Match. Both The Hollywood Blonds and The Thrillseekers feel that they won the bout, but TV replays appeared to show that the match ended in a double pin. WWF President Jack Tunney will review the finish of the match-up and has promised to make a decision on Monday Night RAW.
We have got a massive tag team match in store for you next week on Superstars as WWF Intercontinental Champion Scott Steiner teams up with his stablemate in Fytch Wrestling Enterprises, Tom Billington, to battle the pairing of Razor Ramon and Davey Boy Smith. This bout has many combustible elements, as Billington and Smith meet in an officially sanctioned match for the first time since their war at SummerSlam, plus Ramon gets the chance for revenge against the man who took his title, Scott Steiner.
Mantaur has given notice. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
Make sure you tune in this week for Monday Night RAW, where WWF Champion Big Van Vader and Harley Race will be the guests on the King's Court! Also, Marty Jannetty, the Great Muta, the Swiss Bobsleigh Team and Adam Bomb are all scheduled for action. Till then, so long everybody!
Post by kingofoldschool on Jun 5, 2011 15:31:42 GMT -5
Monday Night RAW October 17th, 1994 Burlington, VT Your commentators are Vince McMahon and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.
The show opened with WWF President Jack Tunney seated in his office. The WWF Tag Team Title belts were displayed on his desk. Tunney said that he had reviewed the footage of last week's championship match between the Hollywood Blonds and the Thrillseekers and stated that there was no clear winner. As a result, Tunney declared that the WWF Tag Team Championship was being held up! Tunney then announced that at the Survivor Series on Thanksgiving Eve, November 23, at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, the Hollywood Blonds and the Thrillseekers will meet again for the titles. However, this time the gold will be up for grabs - quite literally - in a Ladder Match! Tunney revealed that the only way to win this contest - a first for pay-per-view - is to climb the ladder and capture the titles which will be hanging from the ceiling!
Great Muta pinned Virgil with the Moonsault Press in 0:08:16. Rating: ** 1/4 [Kimona interfered against Virgil.]
Great Muta bled profusely from the nose in this match-up after Virgil caught him flush in the face with a dropkick. Virgil appeared to be on course to cause a shock upset but Kimona distracted the official, allowing Muta to spit mist in the eyes of Virgil. Muta then pinned Virgil following a moonsault.
Footage was shown from two weeks ago on Monday Night RAW when Taz choked out the Big Boss Man. The Boss Man then cut a promo, proclaiming himself to be the meanest lawman in the world. He warned that Taz was now the number one man on his most wanted list and he vowed to make the One Man Crime Spree serve hard time.
Swiss Bobsleigh Team (Lars and Luca) defeated The Bushwhackers (Bushwhacker Luke and Bushwhacker Butch) when Lars pinned Butch after hitting him with a foreign object in 0:10:39. Rating: ** [Alundra interfered against Bushwhacker Luke.]
Alundra attempted to get involved in this contest but she received a bite to the backside from Butch for her efforts! The distraction proved costly though as Lars levelled Butch in the back of the head with a bobsleigh helmet for the pinfall.
Ludvig Borga was shown doing dumbbell hammer curls, building his biceps ahead of his arm wrestling contest with Crush next week. Borga vowed to embarrass Crush, thus proving that he is superior to all weak American athletes.
Adam Bomb pinned Curtis Hairston after a flying lariat in 0:00:56. Rating: *
Adam Bomb wasted little time putting away young Curtis Hairston tonight. The Creation of Devastation drilled his opponent with the Atom Smasher after the bout for good measure.
Footage aired from last week's WWF Championship Match between Big Van Vader and Tatanka, in which interference from Mr. Perfect led to the Mastodon retaining the title. Tatanka then cut a promo, stating that Perfect will feel his sorrow and his hurt - but more than that, Mr. Perfect will feel his pain!
Vince McMahon reminded viewers that Big Van Vader and Harley Race will be the guests on the King's Court in the final segment of tonight's show.
Marty Jannetty pinned Mantaur after a superkick in 0:07:00. Rating: * 3/4 [Kim Chee interfered against Marty Jannetty.]
Marty Jannetty was made to work hard for this win over Mantaur and even had to withstand interference from Kim Chee. The end was nigh for Mantaur when he missed the Stampede and hit the corner hard, leaving him wide open for a superkick from Jannetty.
Bob Backlund cut a promo ahead of his protege PJ Walker's match-up with Scotty Flamingo next week. Backlund revealed that Walker has been training harder than ever since the bout was announced and added that Walker is determined to make the cocky Flamingo eat his words on next week's show.
Jerry "The King" Lawler introduced WWF Champion Big Van Vader and Harley Race to an unfavourable response from the fans in attendance. Vader paced around the ring and worked the crowd as Harley Race addressed the audience. Race proclaimed Vader to be the most dominant champion in World Wrestling Federation history and if you doubt that statement, then just look at the evidence. He destroyed and buried the myth of The Undertaker. He beat up Randy Savage so bad that he hasn't been seen since. Even former champion Bret Hart is milking his knee injury for all its worth so he doesn't have to come back and face Vader! Race continued to put over Vader's incredible power and tremendous agility, despite weighing over 450 lbs. Race added that Vader is unquestionably the most feared big man not only in the WWF, but in the entire wrestling world!
That last statement brought out none other than "The Beast from the East" Bam Bam Bigelow, who was ready to take exception! As Bigelow marched down the aisle, Harvey Wippleman scurried out after him and attempted to talk his charge out of a showdown with Big Van Vader. Bigelow refused to listen and shoved Wippleman to the ground, before getting in the ring! Bigelow snatched the microphone out of Harley Race's hands and got right in Vader's face! Bigelow said that Vader was yet to prove anything to him and challenged him to prove that he is the best big man in the company right now!! The crowd roared their approval for this confrontation! Suddenly, Vader rocked Bigelow with a headbutt and then followed up with a barrage of punches. Vader missed a splash in the corner and Bigelow then knocked the Mastodon down repeatedly with a succession of clotheslines! Bigelow sent Vader crashing out of the ring with a dropkick much to the joy of the crowd!! Vader attempted to climb back in, but each time Bigelow knocked him off the apron with a well-placed headbutt! Race managed to convince Big Van Vader that discretion is the better part of valour as Bam Bam Bigelow stood in the ring, triumphant!
Circuit information: After clearing the ring of WWF Champion Big Van Vader tonight, Bam Bam Bigelow challenged the Mastodon to a title match. Bigelow is out to show that he is the best big man in the company and what better way to do that than dethroning Vader? Quite where this leaves Bigelow's relationship with Harvey Wippleman is unclear at this time, but the fans have certainly taken to the Beast from the East's show of guts and fortitude.
The WWF Tag Team Titles have been held up, if you pardon the pun. Following last weekend's controversial finish to the title match between the Hollywood Blonds and the Thrillseekers, WWF President Jack Tunney has ordered that the championships be decided in a ladder match at the Survivor Series. Brian Pillman and Steve Austin are fuming at this turn of events and are expected to sound off on Superstars.
Also this weekend on Superstars, our feature bout will see Davey Boy Smith and Razor Ramon join forces to battle "Dynamite" Tom Billington and WWF Intercontinental Champion Scott Steiner from Fytch Wrestling Enterprises! Tammy Fytch's other clients the Beverly Brothers are set for action too, with Jeff Jarrett, Duke Droese and Shawn Michaels also all scheduled to appear! That's right - the Heartbreak Kid and the Bad Guy will be in the same building for the first time since Michaels cost Ramon his Intercontinental Title steel cage rematch with Scott Steiner, so expect fireworks! Till then, so long everybody!!