Thursday, March 8, 2007

WWF – Madison Square Garden – 3/23/93

1, Tatanka vs. Colonel Mustafa – 3
2. IRS vs. El Matador – 6
3. J.W. Storm vs. Rick “The Model” Martel – 4
1. Nasty Boys and The Mountie vs. Bushwhackers and Bret Hart – 3
2. Jim Brunzel vs. Warlord – 2
3. Virgil vs. Shawn Michaels – 5
4. Roddy Piper and Hulk Hogan vs. Sid Justice and Ric Flair – 5

Tatanka and Mustafa, the former Iron Sheik, had a rather slow-paced methodical encounter, but it tells its simple story effectively. IRS and El Matador went to a surprising twenty-minute draw, both guys were drenched with sweat at the end, and put forth a solid effort, especially for a throwaway show. I’m not sure whom Storm was, kind of looked like a younger Mike Awesome, but he held his own against crafty veteran Martel. The six-man tag didn’t have a lot of potential, and didn’t materialize into anything notable. Bret tried at times, but I’ll be damned, I never realized how utterly useless the Bushwhackers truly were. I figured Warlord would squash Brunzel quickly, but they actually drug it out for a while. Warlord was so muscular he was almost immobile, and as much as I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, he’s a pretty shitty worker. Shawn and Virgil had a decent bout that went nearly fifteen minutes. Virgil was sporting some heinous protective face-gear, which eventually got knocked off his head, which he subsequently sold like someone doing a scene from a Shakespearean play. The main event featured four huge stars, which was kind of neat, but the match didn’t amount to much itself. Flair was pinned cleanly, via a weak clothesline, nonetheless, in a poor finish.

1 comment:

Adam said...

I couldn't find much info on that J.W. Storm character. I do recall him wrestling at Halloween Havoc 90. He lost that match too.