Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Creepier by the Dozen #10

Halloween Havoc 1998
Chris Jericho vs. Raven - 6

I had to fire up the trusty ol’ VCR for this one. Raven did a pre-match promo about how he wasn’t going to wrestle and at the end sounded like a spoiled child. Once Jericho insulted Raven enough to lure him back to the ring, the fun started. Jericho took a crazy front layout suplex on the steps and Raven took and upside down bump into the railing. Crowd was really into the nearfalls, especially when Jericho kicked out of the Evenflow DDT. Jericho took a corner bump into an exposed turnbuckle. Not much selling here to speak of. Just guys bumping and the getting right back up. Kanyon interefered in the finish by climbing on the ring apron and colliding with Jericho when Raven reversed an Irish whip. The announcers kept asking questions about why Raven always tapped out immediately in submission holds. Don’t ask me. That played into the finish well because Raven tapped out to the Lion Tamer. Good 8-minute sprint to open up the show with and get the crowd into it.

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