Monday, March 6, 2006

WWF WrestleMania II

New York Matches:
1) Paul Orndorff vs. Don Muraco – 2
2) Randy “Macho Man” Savage vs. George “The Animal” Steele - 2
3) Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs. George Wells – 2
4) Boxing Match: Rowdy Roddy Piper vs. Mr. T - 3

Chicago Matches:
5) The Fabulous Moolah vs. Velvet McIntyre - 1
6) Flag Match: Nikolai Volkoff vs. Corporal Kirchner - 1
7) 20-Man NFL vs. WWF Battle Royal - 4
8) Greg “The Hammer” Valentine & Brutus Beefcake vs. The British Bulldogs - 6

Los Angeles Matches:
9) Ricky Steamboat vs. Hercules – 4
10) Uncle Elmer vs. Adorable Adrian Adonis – 1
11) The Junkyard Dog & Tito Santana vs. Terry & Hoss Funk - 3
12) Steel Cage WWF World Title Match: Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy – 4

To be quite honest, this was a miserable show that belongs down at the bottom of the barrel next to AWA SuperClash 3. Everything on this show seemed half-assed … even the commentary. By the way, whose idea was it to put celebrities on commentary? Whoever it was needs to have their head smashed about 30 or 40 times with a golf club. But, I digress. The first six matches were total dog shit, with the highlight being the sorry excuse of a boxing match between Piper and Mr. T. Probably the best part of the first half wasn’t even a match. It was Jesse Ventura interviewing Hulk Hogan. Now, knowing the history between these two, I really wonder how McMahon even got them in the same room together. Now then, the battle royal wasn’t all that bad … but it wasn’t all that great either. The six or seven football players who were involved were totally lost and were disposed of with relative ease.

The best match of the night had to be the tag title match because it was actually a match that people wanted to see and cared about. All four guys brought the show to life with a fantastic match, which was probably the single greatest match in the career of Ed Leslie (Beefcake). On to LA where Steamboat and Herc provided a solid opener for that portion of the show. The next two bouts were terrible followed by a lackluster main event. The Funk match was probably the worst performance of his career. Truthfully, after a performance like that, it’s no wonder he left the WWF and returned to the NWA. The cage match was a subpar match to cap off a horrendous show. If you really must see this event, the only four bouts you need to watch are the battle royal, the Tag Title match, Steamboat vs. Hercules, and the cage match. On second though, the cage match is only worth watching if you worship the ground Hulk Hogan walks on.

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