Post by I'm a Bobby Heenan Guy on Jul 12, 2018 8:54:42 GMT -5
Your hosts-Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan
Side note here before we begin the review-Jim Duggan/Bushwhackers def. Mountie/Nasty Boys, Papa Shango def. Tito Santana and Tatanka def. Berzerker. All these matches would air on PTW during the Fall.
Money Inc. vs LOD- The crowd was hot for this one. This was LOD's last hurrah in the WWF until early 1997 as Hawk quit right after this due to a combination of being frustrated with the Rocco angle and his demons catching up with him. Animal would stick around for a little while longer on the house show circuit before leaving soon after that.Finish comes when Animal powerslams DiBiase for the win.
Nailz vs Virgil- Terrible match here but that's not a surprise. Nailz basically just choked him all match before ending it with the move. Bad squash match here. Moving on...
Shawn Michaels vs Rick Martel- The stipulation here is ''no hitting in the face''. This feud would come about after Michaels costs Martel from winning IC belt from Bret Hart a month prior.The match here isn't bad but it's mostly all about the angle. It ends when both are counted out after fighting over Sherri in the aisle. HBK would win the IC belt not long after this while Martel would pretty much do nothing of note for his remaining few years in the company.
Natural Disasters vs Beverly Brothers for the WWF Tag Titles- Run of the mill tag match here with the outcome never in doubt. I like both teams though so that helped in that sense. Earthquake squashes Beau Beverly to retain the belts. They would lose em just a few months later back to Money Inc but at least they were giving a run em with during this period.
Repo Man vs Crush- Battle of Demolition!! Pretty much a squash here to establish Crush in his new face role. The Hawaii native with the win after his signature head vice. I said this in past reviews but I'm surprised they never did more with Crush during his face run considering how over he was.
Randy Savage vs Ultimate Warrior for the WWF World Title- We are finally at this confrontation that's been building pretty much all Summer. The whole angle to this one was what corner would Mr. Perfect be in? It added intrigue to the match because they were teasing the fact one of em sold out. Great match again between the two as the chemistry was there. I still prefer the WM VII match but this one was still very good. Ending comes when Ric Flair hits Savage with a chair as he comes off the top rope leading to a count out victory for the Warrior. They would use that injury to Savage to give Flair the belt soon after this. Lame finish aside this still was a excellent match. Post match we get the Warrior chasing off Flair/Perfect with a chair with then him helping up Savage to a pop.Nobbody sold out!! This would lead to the Ultimate Maniacs team forming in the Fall.
Undertaker vs Kamala- Bad match here but again that was to be expected. Taker's entrance was the only saving grace as he came down in a hearse which is still a cool visual almost 26 years later. Match ends in a DQ after Kim Chee interferes. This would lead to the Casket match at the SSeries that November. at least this was short...
Before the main event we get a cameo by Roddy Piper(who hasn't been seen since WM VIII) playing the bag pipes. Nothing wrong with that.
Bret Hart vs British Bulldog for the WWF IC Title- Great way to end the show here. It's slow at first but when it picks up it REALLY picks up. Match ends when Davey Boy blocks a sunset flip attempt into a pin for the win and title. The pop as soon as the 3 hits is HUGE. Big props to Bret for pretty much carrying this match as Bulldog forgot pretty much the whole thing prior to this due to his drug issues. Still a classic match here and a must see for all old school fans and even new fans who wanna watch a classic wrestling match.
Final thoughts- This is really a 2 match show (similar to WM VIII this same year) but the two single titles matches are enough to carry this show to a passing grade. A lot of the bad stuff is kept short so that helps. I also gotta give props to the UK crowd for being a rowdy bunch here. They helped the show as well.Verdict-Recommended
Next time on the classic reviews we'll dive into more CHV with Smack Em' Whack Em'
Post by Team Madness on Jul 12, 2018 9:51:46 GMT -5
You're pumping these out faster than I can reply lol.
Tuesday is Texas
I guess this really gave us a glimpse into what would be IN YOUR HOUsE. I really enjoyed this show and agreed with everything you said.
This show brings back a lot of memories because the blockbuster up the street from me had ( summerslam 96, summerslam 95, starrcade 98, king of the ring 93 and maybe 2 or 3 other all of which I rented 10 plus times each) I remember making my parents join Hollywood Video just because their wrestling selection was different and bigger and Tuesday in Texas was the very first video I chose to rent.
Jake vs Macho is gold here! Perfectly done. Great review as always
Sherri fainting after they started hitting each other in the face was great and her waking up all wet and screaming was funny.
92 was the 5th summerslam and the first five summerslams are my top 5 favorite summerslams of all time. I don't think you reviewed the first 4 here so whenever you can do so. You're getting a lot of suggestions from the humanoids!
Post by I'm a Bobby Heenan Guy on Jul 16, 2018 12:15:19 GMT -5
Smack 'Em Whack 'Em
Your hosts- Alfred Hayes/Bushwhackers( repairing the house segments) Gorilla Monsoon/Alfred Hayes on commentary
Crush vs Berzerker- Bad match here to start the tape off. It was only 6 minutes long but felt longer. Crush with the win after locking in the head vice. SHAKKA BRAH!!
Earthquake vs Repo Man-Another short but bad match. I know this was on another CHV but for the life of me I cant remember which one. Quake with the sit down splash for the easy win.
Next up is a segment on how much Yokozuna can eat in one sitting. Pure filler here but Mean Gene and Mr. Fuji at least make it watchable.
Next up is the whole selling point of this tape which is the profile on Bret Hart.
Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels for the WWF IC Title in a ladder match-1st ladder match in company history here and It didn't disappoint. I liked how it wasn't just a match of spots with the ladder.The added drama at the end is another plus. Fun match here and it was easy to see why they both convinced Vince to make this match a tradition for years to come. Good stuff.
Bret Hart vs Kamala for the WWF World Title- Total Bret carrying job here and in the end it was actually watchable. I liked how they made Kamala a threat to win the title with Bret having to overcome a giant to win. Bret retains after a roll up when Kamala runs into Kim Chee on the apron. Weakest match in this profile but still not bad.
Ric Flair vs Bret Hart for the WWF World Title-Big match here as this was when Bret made it to big time. It's almost 30 minutes long but it's must see for any fan of these two. Slow start but when the pace is picked up it really gets going. Sharpshooter ends this one. The pop is insane here as this match was filmed in Saskatoon Canada. Definitely check this one out as it still holds up 26 years later. Best match of the tape IMO.
Undertaker vs Razor Ramon- Final match of the tape here and it's lackluster. Taker with the win by count out after Razor walks out of the match after being chokeslammed. These two would have the exact same match on the Rampage 92 CHV.
Final Thoughts- This whole tape is about Bret with the rest being either bad or just pure filler. The Bret stuff is more than enough to save this tape though as you got both the ladder match and his 1st World Title win in the mix. The Bushwhackers ''fixing'' up the house while corny still fit the era plus I've always been a fan so no harm there. Not a bad way to kill 2 hours here.Verdict- Recommended
Next time on the classic reviews we'll be on the highway to hell for SSlam 1998!!