Squash Match Sunday



• 3 matches will be spotlighted every Sunday morning based on their nostalgic qualities, their in-ring performances, their campiness, and their performers’ contributions to today’s wrestling world.
• Not EVERY match will be a squash, but it’s always nice to see the fan favorite totally dominate.
• Main event of Squash Match Sunday will normally have a title on the line, and will ALWAYS be a quality wrestling match.

…Let’s get to the action!
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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

Leading off Squash Match Sunday is one of the most hardcore legends in professional wrestling history, the Sandman, taking on….THE ZOMBIE?!?! Only in ECW *coughonSciFicough*!

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MID CARD HANGOVER

Disco Inferno squares off with Billy Kidman (c) for the WCW Cruiserweight Title in our Mid Card Hangover match of the morning. Is it me or is Kidman the ONLY wrestler who ever wore knee pads AND elbow pads?

Things to keep an eye/ear out for:

• It’s almost as if Tony and Bobby KNOW that people would be watching this match in the far future, so they need to hammer home that Disco Inferno is NOT a cruiserweight and is tired from trying to make weight for this match.
• Kidman’s finisher was a front flip senton called the “Seven Year Itch”. My point is…this &#$%^@$ was dating Torrie Wilson!!!

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YOUR MAIN EVENT OF THE MORNING

YOUR Main Event of the Morning was also YOUR main event at the very FIRST Wrestlemania as Mr. T and Hulk Hogan (with Superfly Jimmy Snuka) grapple with Rowdy Roddy Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndoff (with “Ace” Cowboy Bob Orton).

    Part One:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NsS9n4LpMQ

    Part Two:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTu_wgituE8&feature=related

Your main event worthy commentary of the afternoon:

• You might recognize those two bow-tied men in the ring prior to the start of the match: the FIRST WWF Intercontinental Champion Muhammad Ali and of course the greatest boxer of all time…Pat Patterson!
• It’s funny…I’ve solved many of my OWN problems in life by moving in time so Bob Orton nailed it with his surgical cast.
• I feel like “smark” wrestling fans can’t really say anything in terms of The Situation and Kevin Federline stepping into the squared circle…friggin Mr. T headlined Wrestlemania ONE!!!…at least he uses the tag rope…
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Well that about does it from my end, enjoy your Sunday afternoon!

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  1. Jason says:

    Hard to believe that someone convinced the WWE that the way to tie in ECW with their channel was to make these monster characters show up. ECW aas going to die anyway the way they presented the show but that was brutal.

    Interesting to watch Mania 1 again. I hate the way the WWE changes the old songs. They were still milking Rocky for everything it was worth then and Hogan was using Eye of the Tiger not Real American. I dont even know if Real American was recorded then or not….On the topic of Mr T I think you have to remember that people really thought he was a tough guy back then. With the crazy hair, the gold chains, and big (by TV standards) body people thought he was tough as nails. I also forgot how much Orndorff was protected with the finish. I guess the deal was nobody wanted to job in the match, especially for T. Orndorff was the guy that gave in but I guess was not going to go down to anything from T nor lose via legdrop to Hogan. Funny how different things were just a few years later. Wrestlers were so protective of taking bumps for non-wrestlers because they thought people believed it was real. By the 1990s guys would sell for William Shatner.

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