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10 random matches from Oct-98.

1. Raven vs. Chris Jericho. This is from Nitro, and at this point Raven was in the midst of a losing streak, a point the announcers drive home, and drive home and climb up the ladder and elope with the daughter to inform us of. They also inform us of other matches on the Nitro card. Hogan & Hart vs. Sting & Warrior. Giant vs. Goldberg. K-Dog, Luger & Nash vs. SCott Norton, Scott Hall & Stevie Ray. Welcome to the darkest circle of Hades. Here's the card. A few shots and throws into chairs, but nothing that we haven't been desensitized too enough by this point, although the drop toehold into the chair still is a mark out spot. The finale is seconds later, as Jericho blocks the Evenflow, and turns it into the Liontamer. No Ralphus, but plenty of Jericho Personal Security shirts in the crowd. They'd have a great match several weeks later at Halloween Havoc.

2. Al Snow vs. D-Lo Brown. Considering this was the time period when both men were putting on some pretty good matches, it would seem impossible for this match to be bad. And the match is perfect in Shotgun Saturday Night terms. It's the commentary team from your worst nightmares. Your announcer is Michael Cole. Circa '98. If that wasn't bad enough, the colour commentator is the worst colour commentator imaginable. Take a guess before looking down at the next line.

Vince Friggin' Russo. YOIKES! The match is mat-based in the opening minutes. No restholds for any extended period of time though, and we get the big counter as D-Lo stands to escape a chinlock, then gives Snow a running powerbomb. D-Lo's also doing the chest protector gimmick at this point. It's all the spots you can expect for these two in a 6-minute Shotgun match. Snow & Brown miss moonsaults in turn, and Brown's miss is followed by a Majistral cradle from Snow for 3. Great stuff by any standard, and possibly the best match ever on Shotgun. The commentary brings it down about 70 points though. Russo can ruin anything. Could he rewind a tape properly if a customer wasn't kind enough?

3. El Dandy, Damian 666, Hector Garza & Psicosis vs Chavo Guerrero Jr (w/ Pepe), Lizmark Jr, Ciclope (Halloween) & LA F'N PARKA.

LWO! LWO! The only older stable worth reforming, if for nothing else but the good matches that would come from it. Pepe, for those who forget, was a horse head on a stick. Norman Smiley eventually fed it to a wood-chipper, where he would await the demise of Moppy to truly find love. Lizmark actually looks like someone with the Lizmark gimmick, as opposed to the almost Hijo de Vampiro he's doing now. This starts as Damian stands on the chair to do the Parka Polka, only for Parka to knock him off. It's primarily a spotfest, but that was typical of WCW Lucha, and I'll confess that can't hate that style, even though I prefer the more traditional three caida EMLL style. It's strange to see folks like Ciclope & Garza work as tecnico and rudo respectively. Loco Chavo is more over than La Parka in this one, if you can believe that. After the obligatory dive to the floor spots, Psicosis is alone in the ring against all except for Chavo. But, it does become 2-on-2 when Parka
turns LWO, chairshotting Ciclope. It's followed with a Psic top-rope legdrop for the three-count. Parka is presented with a LWO t-shirt, and dances the night away, in between We're Not Worthy-ing Eddy. Why do I feel like looking through my tapes for the infamous Mexican Hardcore match, which I know I have somewhere.

4. Super Calo vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.

Lee Marshall commentary. Wheeee. Rey is mega-over, as anything Calo did, including some decent highspots, were met with a chorus of boos. It's booked like your average CMLL tecnico comeback fall, with Calo controling the offense with Rey getting in brief spurts, finally taking it with top-rope rana.

5. The Dancing Fools vs.Super Calo & Silver King

I'm psyched to see Silver King & Calo, but suddenly they point to the back. HOLY SHIT! Benoit! Malenko! HELL YEAH! They'll sub for the luchas here. I think it would have been better if it was luchas vs. Horsemen, but beggars can't be choosers. Dean's in trouble early, but eventually just starts pounding on Wright, then Disco. Some double teaming turns the tide again, but the fools start dancing, thus allowing Benoit to tag in. Chris chops the bejeezus out of Disco, and following him magically turning Disco's chest red, gets a quick tap-out with the crossface.

6. Marc Mero (w/ Jackie) vs. Edge

Marc jumps Edge as soon as he hits the ring via his crowd entrance. Mero actually gets a bit of heel reaction. Then Jackie gets a "SA-BLE" chant as Edge mounts the comeback. Plancha to the floor from Edge, but it is short-lived as Edge is heaved into the ever-changing weighted steel steps. But, after a spinning heel kick, we enter the Shotgun formula. Heel gets control. Makes error (taking too long on the top rope), and it's all Edge from here on in. Top-rope rana, and then a ride on the downward spiral for Marc. Jackie can't break up the pin.

7. An Oddities squash. Here more for the surreal pre-match segment when the Oddities teach the Insane Clown Posse how to wrestle. The squashees are Mike Anthony, Steve Boz & Kevin Quinn.

8. Lenny Lane vs. Hardbody Harrison. AB-SOLUTION makes its appearance on the tape. For those that don't recall this storyline. Lenny was in love with his abs, and would spread AB-SOLUTION on them so they got nice and shiny. Hardbody Harrison was your typical turnip to fall off the power plant truck, although he did have a couple appearances on WCW Saturday Night where he looked like a blonde Fred Sanford.

9. Benoit/Malenko vs. The Armstrongs. From WCW Worldwide of all places. These matches were taped in July of 1998, all of 2 months prior the the Horseman reunion taking place on Nitro. Steve & Brad are the Armstrongs in question here. Steve & Benoit trade kicks to start this, and we all know Benoit's going to win that. He tries for a powerbomb, but Steve slips away, lucha-style turning it into an armdrag. The following mat segment with Dean & Brad is beautiful, but is naturally too short, being Worldwide and all. Steve spends hhis time briefly as the Armstrong in peril, being victim to all sorts of Horseman-induced carnage. But, the diving headbutt misses, and the big tag is made to Brad. The Armstrongs are wrestling as faces, but the heat machine reacts as if they were heels. Worldwide was so friggin' trippy at times. The fans don't seem to be reacting either way. Again though, it was Worldwide. Both men make tags, putting Dean & Steve in the ring, and he quickly takes Steve on a trip to Texas.

10. Kane vs. Gangrel

It's from RAW, and the stage set-up is from the night Motley Crue performed on the show. I'm disturbed by the fact I recall that. But, since that set in motion all the gears for the debut of Test, how could I forget? This match certainly qualifies for a "Why the hell did I add this to my permanent tape?" question, and in retrospect, I agree. And I'm one of the few that didn't mind Gangrel. Chokeslam from Kane for a clean win. Hmmm. A clean win on a RAW in 1998? Maybe that's why it is here.

Overall, the final match is the only complaint I had. Everything else was either well worked, or in the case of #7 and #8, offset by strangeness. I'm so glad I have 15-20 or so of these tapes to give me a wrestling fix when needed.
Nothing that blows too high on the star scale, but there was some element of fun in all the matches. And isn't that what we all ask for? The best, I guess was Snow vs. Brown.






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Time for a demonstration of my truly scary long-term memory...

Perhaps a reason for the recording of Kane/Gangrel was a)'Grel's absolutely superb facial expression after Kane grabs the goozle (I seem to recall him looking like he'd just seen Elvis crash-land a UFO into the Loch Ness Monster), or b)the post-match "Kane tries to toast Gangrel and Christian" angle, which led to Edge rescuing them, which led to the most undervalued stable ever, The Brood.

Ah, The Brood. How I miss thee.
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    Originally posted by HomerJFong
    5. The Dancing Fools vs.Super Calo & Silver King

    I'm psyched to see Silver King & Calo, but suddenly they point to the back. HOLY SHIT! Benoit! Malenko! HELL YEAH! They'll sub for the luchas here. I think it would have been better if it was luchas vs. Horsemen, but beggars can't be choosers. Dean's in trouble early, but eventually just starts pounding on Wright, then Disco. Some double teaming turns the tide again, but the fools start dancing, thus allowing Benoit to tag in. Chris chops the bejeezus out of Disco, and following him magically turning Disco's chest red, gets a quick tap-out with the crossface.



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The Brood just had that cool factor to them. I remember marking out like a son-of-a-bitch whenever that music hit. Edge and Christian have always been awesome. And even though Gangrel sucked in the ring (IMO), the guy's gimmick was just so awesome that I couldn't help but like him. Too bad Russo-ology stepped in, which meant team-members MUST break up sooner or later. Oh well. They could have gotten some good mileage out of the "new brood" with Hardy Boyz as well, but that lasted all of about 6-months before it was killed. sigh

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I was begging, BEGGING for a Gangrel/Raven tag team in 2001. The image of Gangrel rising in his burnin' ring o' fire, with Raven sitting nonchalantly at his feet, as if unaware of the flames around him...now THAT would've been cool.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.87
If you're looking for the time period the Mexican Hardcore Match aired - I watched it yesterday on a comp I was doing for my brother.

It aired on Nitro - June 7, 1999.

Later that night, Kevin Nash gets run over by a white hummer.

That's also on the comp. :-)



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#7 Posted on

    Originally posted by odessasteps

      Originally posted by HomerJFong
      5. The Dancing Fools vs.Super Calo & Silver King



    Did they have Magnum Tokyo with them?



Nah. No Tokyo. Although one side of me liked how he would come out and dance to audition for the Alex & Disco, only to be left alone in the ring to experience some sort of horrible fate at the hands of Public Enemy and their ilk.





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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.74
    Originally posted by OMEGA
    Too bad Russo-ology stepped in, which meant team-members MUST break up sooner or later.


I don't know if Russo's the one to blame, but it's true: in the modern world, teams MUST be broken up -- and the members must also then feud with each other.

... come to think of it, except for the Road Warriors, what team (or stable) hasn't gone the breakup / feud route?

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Uh, they did. There was that GOD-AWFULLY BAD storyline during the fall of '98 that saw Animal turn on Hawk and name Droz as his replacement. They even had a few matches against each other. They did reform of course...But if you count that as not breaking up, then neither did the Dudleys.
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    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    Uh, they did. There was that GOD-AWFULLY BAD storyline during the fall of '98 that saw Animal turn on Hawk and name Droz as his replacement. They even had a few matches against each other.


wow .... I didn't know that, oldschool. Thanks for the info. I wasn't watching WWF back then.

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I remember the LOD break-up. During the summer of 98, Hawk became a drunk, and Droz became Animal's partner. Hawk was relgated to "color dysentery.", and had a funny line about the Mid-South Coliesum. The angle culminated with Hawk attempting to fall from the entrance ramp.

That was Wrestlecrap at its best.



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The Lane/Eaton team of the Midnight Express never broke up and feuded with each other. Neither did Anderson & Blanchard.




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