Squash Match Sunday-11


Little introduction to this article series:

• 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

El Dandy…vs David Flair…I SWEAR I don’t hate you guys, but you HAVE to watch this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhnnxCrbqDM
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MID CARD HANGOVER

Our Mid Card Hangover is the first of two scheduled WWF heavyweight championship matches at Wrestlemania X, as Lex Luger takes on the champion Yokozuna. The winner of this match would go on to face Bret Hart, who lost earlier in the evening to one of his brothers. I think it was Bruce? Or Dave? I’m just kidding, it was obviously Diana Hart.

Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Tx_nV8gQQ

Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=_b3Wqdxk5mw

Things to keep an eye/ear out for:

• Here’s something to keep an eye out for…EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS FOR THE FIRST TWO AND A HALF MINUTES (Rhonda Shear as the timekeeper, Donny Wahlberg as the announcer, Mr. Perfect as the MC Hammer impersonator / guest referee)
• I don’t know what’s more funny: every time Luger fails to slam Yokozuna, or Cornette’s ring attire.
• I’m sorry, I will never get over the fact that Jerry Lawler always wore his tights to commentate for the longest time. I’m pretty sure he didn’t wrestle that night and was STILL not wearing a shirt.
• I love Mr. Perfect’s reasoning at the very end: “That’s my story and I’m ssssssticking to it!”
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YOUR MAIN EVENT OF THE MORNING

In honor of CM Punk recently winning the WWE Championship, I thought we could take a straight-edge stroll down Memory Lane and revisit Punk’s early days in ROH. For YOUR Main Event of the Morning, CM Punk takes on Samoa Joe at ROH/TWC’s International Showdown.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aic9RnJHDbg&feature=related

Your main event worthy commentary of the afternoon:

• You know, I’ve been looking for my old school WWF wrestling ring for my action figures. Of all places, it’s in England being used for an epic rematch!
• Seriously, how did CM Punk leave this match with his face still connected to his skull!
• Shame this Samoa Joe guy never panned out :(

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Well that about does it from my end, enjoy your Sunday afternoon! That’s my story and I’m sssssticking to it!


4 Responses to Squash Match Sunday

  1. Avatar Jason
    Jason says:

    LOL at David Flair. Who ever thought that it was a good idea to put him in the ring? He was so awful. He looked worse than the celebs who do a few training sessions and memorize a few spots for a match. The drop toe he takes is classic.

    Rumor was that Luger was supposed to be the guy winning the title at Mania and not Bret Hart(Hart was to win it at SS). Supposedly Luger got bombed and started telling reporters and others in a bar about how he was winning the title and some other stuff and the WWF quickly changed course and did not have him win the belt, quickly phasing him out of the title picture.

    • How soon before WM did that Luger incident happen? If I remember correctly Luger was supposed to win the belt several times and had it pulled.

      • Avatar Jason
        Jason says:

        Ill have to look that up Brady and it may be something that I can dig up in an old online Observer. If I remember correctly it was something like a week before the event. The weird thing was, though, that the WWE already pretaped his championship interview. What they did at one of the TV tapings was have Luger interrupt a Yoko interview or something along those lines, beat him up and then take his title while Yoko, Fuji, and Cornette (I guess) ran away. After that McMahon gets on the live mic and says something to the effect of “hey crowd, doesnt that belt look great on Lex Luger? You know what lets just see what you think of him as champion”. The cameras roll and he proceeds to introduce the new WWF World Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger! Luger then does an interview where McMahon asks him question like how great is it to have the belt around your waist and to have finally knocked off that evil Yokozuna. It was set to air the weekend after WrestleMania on Superstars or Challenge. So anyone with half a brain at the TV taping knew what they saw and Meltzer reported it like a month before Mania. But apparently the company flipped when he blabbed himself.

        The only other time I had heard about someone losing the title run at the last second was Vader at Survivor Series 1996. Im not sure if this was a Meltzer report or not, but one of my friends used to work out occasionally with a few wrestlers when they were in NY. They had told him that when JJ Dillon gave notice that he was leaving for WCW that he was already leaking future storylines to Bischoff who planned to use the info as a way to “give away” future WWF results. I guess the feeling was they had so much footage of Vader losing to the current WCW stars (Hogan, Flair, Sting, etc…) that it was going to look bad to have him beat Michaels if WCW began leading up to it by burying Vader further on the Nitro TV show.

        • Avatar Young John
          Young John says:

          This is all news to me…and I friggin love it! I can definitely see WCW trying to bury Vader if he would have beat Michaels for the WWF belt too.