Friday, September 13, 2013

UWF Fury Hour - 10/1/90

UWF Fury Hour
Taped September 24, 1990 in Reseda, CA
Announcers: Herb Abrams and Bruno Sammartino

1. Steve “Dr. Death” Williams vs. Davey Meltzer - 2

Meltzer’s contributions to this match were nothing more than being a pudgy punching bag for the good doctor. Only thing even worth remembering was seeing Meltzer get destroyed with two smashes into the buckle and then a hard powerslam. Nothing you haven’t seen before in a squash match.

2. Cactus Jack vs. David Sammartino - 5

No way this can be the same David Sammartino. He looks completely different than he does on the first WrestleMania. There he was pudgy and looked exactly like his dad. Here, he’s completely ripped with short blond hair and about 50-60 pounds lighter. Lots of punching and mat work from David. I found it funny how he had Cactus in a hammerlock and was working it like he was trying to tighten a bolt with a wrench. Foley did not look too enthused to be there and let David lay his shoddy offense in like crazy during the first half. Things turned though when Cactus dropped David throat first on the railing. Foley got in all in trademark stuff like the Cactus Clothesline and the elbow from the apron. Not sure what was up with the finish where Cactus randomly gave the referee a headbutt.

3. Billy Jack Haynes vs. Spitball Patterson - 2

Spitball Patterson has to be one of the best jobber names ever. I mean this is a guy who should come out dressed in baseball pants with shoes that look like cleats and carrying a bat to the ring. Instead he’s a generic guy with no personality who managed to do less than very little in a match where he had very little to do to begin with. Haynes hit a really awkward spot from the second rope where the gave Patterson this wild faceplant. Don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that, nor will I probably ever see it again.

4. Col. DeBeers vs. Michael Allen - 2

What is it with DeBeers popping up in these random feds during the late 80s and early 90s? First he was in the AWA during it’s dying years and now he popped up again here. This felt very much like a WWF squash match in that is was very, very one-sided with DeBeers gaining the win with a knee to the back and a faceplant DDT. Allen, to his credit, did manage to break out a rather swank flying headscissor takedown.

5. Paul Orndorff vs. Ricky Ataki - 3

Ataki came to impress and bumped his ass off for the rather bland Orndorff, who I’ve never really been a big fan of. Herb Abrams says on commentary that Ataki’s hometown is “Japan”. Ummm … since when is/was Japan a town? Does Herbie need to repeat elementary school geography? Anyway, Orndorff won with one of the sickest piledrivers you’ve ever seen and then has a staredown with Dr. Death for seemingly no reason.

6. Dan Spivey vs. B. Brian Blair - 3

It’s been about 24 hours since I watched this show and I’m still scratching my head trying to figure out why someone decided it was a good idea to put these guys in the main event spot. More ridiculous Abrams commentary regarding Blair: “He’s a fan favorite who’s a favorite of the fans”. Ok, Herb. Whatever you say. Spivey looks ridiculous in the neon yellow and black funky striped pants with dark red boots. Blair never got out of the gate and was just dominated by Spivey, who kept the same crazed look on his face the whole match. Double DQ finish was lame.

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