World Wrestling Federation 1993 Sept 20, 2012 14:39:37 GMT -5
Post by chaz on Sept 20, 2012 14:39:37 GMT -5
February 6 1993 - WWF Superstars
Vince McMahon and Rowdy Roddy Piper welcomed us to the show. They hyped appearances tonight from Bam Bam Bigelow, Sid Justice as he teams with Yokozuna, and "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
Big Boss Man defeated Ted Oates.
- Boss Man dominated this one, throwing his opponent around the ring like a rag-doll.
- Oates looked ready to pass out (probably did) when the Boss Man stormed at him at full-speed, crushing his 300lbs frame against the turnbuckles.
- Boss Man pulled Oates crumpled body from the mat and hit a devastating Boss Man slam to end the misery.
Sid Justice and Yokozuna (with Mr. Fuji) defeated Tommy Landell and Randy Hunter.
- I think this one lasted no more than two minutes.
- Sid started the match, and dismantled the first of his opponents before inviting the second one in to meet a similar fate.
- Yoko tagged in and finished off the match with a huge Banzai Drop from the second rope, near enough flattening his victim.
- During the match, there was an insert promo featuring all three. Mr. Fuji did most of the talking, and in his broken-English, warned the entire world that the two men beside him were going to destroy Hulk Hogan and Hulkamania.
A promotional video aired for WrestleMania IX, with Hulk Hogan touring the city of Las Vegas via helicopter.
Sean Mooney interviewed Shawn Michaels ahead of his match, with his bodyguard Diesel towering over him. Mooney asked Michaels of his plans going forward. The Heart Break Kid responded by calling Mooney an idiot, because it's obvious; someone like Shawn Michaels is always moving forward, moving forward to more beautiful women and more championship gold. Shawn said to expect another "leap forward" very soon.
Shawn Michaels (with Diesel) defeated Virgil.
- An entertaining and competitive contest mid-way through the show.
- Virgil had the crowd going with sharp boxing-like jabs to the jaw of Michaels.
- The match turned in Michaels favour when the giant Diesel grabbing Virgil's leg from under the bottom rope, stopping his momentum.
- Virgil, distracted by this, turned straight into a Super Kick right to the jaw.
"Mean" Gene Okerlund hosted a quick WWF Update from inside Titan Towers. He focused heavily on the upcoming Saturday Night's Main Event show eminating live from Los Angeles. Okerlund made two announcements, the first being that on February 27 we will witness the debut of a very exciting tag team in Scott and Rick - the Steiner Brothers. They will be taking on the duo of Kamala and Kim-Chee. Also at Saturday Night's Main Event, Bret Hart will make one more defense of his World Wrestling Federation Championship before WrestleMania. On the next edition of Monday Night RAW, President DiBiase will announce Bret's opponent. We also saw stills from Bret Hart's successful title defense against Razor Ramon from this week on RAW, due to the appearance of the champion's WrestleMania opponent The Undertaker.
We saw a pre-taped promo from WWF Intercontinental Champion "The Model" Rick Martel. Staring vainly into his title belt, Martel's time on camera only served to talk about himself and his good looks, and how the beauty of his Intercontinental title only reflected the beauty reflected in it.
(Note; it seems the WWF are ignoring Diesel's capturing of the Intercontinental Championship earlier in the week.)
Bam Bam Bigelow (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Duane Gill.
- Bigelow made excessive use of the environment outside of the ring, slamming Duane Gill into the barricade in front of horrified fans, into the steel ring posts and onto the concrete floor.
- Fairly quickly, Bam Bam launched himself from the top and connected with a Diving Headbutt, enough to pin his opponent.
Commercials aired again for WrestleMania, with superstars such as Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett, Tatanka, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Razor Ramon, Jake Roberts, and the Bushwhackers unleashed upon Las Vegas!
Randy Savage defeated Papa Shango.
- A decent end to the show, with Savage having to overcome the massive voodoo master.
- Shango implemented his magic into the match. He brought in his staff and chanted as he had Savage down on the mat. The Macho Man squirmed and writhed in agony.
- The turning point saw Shango abandon this tactic, thinking the damage done was enough to beat Savage. However, as Shango bounced off the ropes looking to hit a huge splash that would have crushed his opponent, Macho Man moved and avoided the devastation.
- From here, Savage found a way back, eventually pinning Shango with a Diving Elbow Drop from the top rope.
- Superstars concluded with a shot of Randy Savage celebrating on the second rope.