Saturday, June 23, 2007

WWF Monday Night Raw - 5/6/96

1) Wildman Marc Mero vs. The 1-2-3 Kid – 7
2) The British Bulldog vs. Fatu – 4
3) The Body Donnas vs. Techno Team 2000 – 5
4) Owen Hart vs. The Undertaker – 3

Mero and the Kid had an absolutely phenomenal match. Mero was diving all over the place and landed head first on the outside during a plancha attempt. It was also one of Sean Waltman’s final matches in the WWF as the 1-2-3 Kid. He would eventually return two years later as someone you’ve maybe heard of … X-Pac.

Bulldog and Fatu was a typical big man match of the time. The highlight of it for me was seeing a then-unknown tandem of Umaga and Rosey portraying Samoan gangsters.

I remembered the Body Donnas match from when I watched this as a kid. For those who don’t know Techno Team 2000 was comprised of Erik Watts and Chad Fortune, both of whom went on to do a whole lot of nothing in the wrestling business. The match was fluid throughout but alas, it was just another squash for the Body Donnas.

On paper, the main event might sound interesting but they decided to put Goldust on commentary at ringside and concentrate the focal point of the bout around the Undertaker/Goldust feud. Poor Owen once again got lost in the shuffle in a very lame capper to an otherwise good episode of Raw.

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