Tuesday, May 9, 2006

The Lost Episodes of the XWF - Disc 2

1) Juventud Guerrera & Psychosis vs. Ray Gonzalez & Konnan - 5
2) Simon Diamond vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler - 1
3) Hail vs. Knuckles - 1
4) Johnny B. Badd vs. Norman Smiley - 4
5) The Road Warriors vs. The Shane Twins - 3
6) Curt Hennig vs. Buff Bagwell - 3

How do you follow up a terrific opener which involved four of the top Mexican superstars in wrestling? Why you follow it up with two downright wretched matches. Simon was headed for a good push in the tag division until he was pinned and subsequently buried by Lawler. By the way, Lawler is one of the announcers at ringside along with Tony Schiavone. Hail was successful in yet another squash. Norman Smiley is quickly becoming one of my favorite wrestlers and his match with Johnny B. Badd was a rather pleasant surprise. The Road Warriors stumbled quite a bit in their match with The Shane Twins. Hawk took a shoulder bump into the ringpost and damn near broke his neck when he took a spill to the floor. Hennig and Bagwell was yet again unmemorable, as is most of the matches on this set. Overall, this was much better than disc one.

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