Friday, January 7, 2011

The 2BWE Video Project: Pages 8-11

This is the the first part of the Big Bad WWE Encyclopedia Project, in which I watch one video featuring each entry in said encyclopedia. For more about the guidelines of this project, look to the post below this one here. The first post will deal with pages 8-11, which has 15 entries spread across the four pages. So, let's get started, shall we.

Page 8- 3 Minute Warning: Rob Van Dam and Kane vs 3 Minute Warning

This match took place on the February 10, 2003 edition of Raw. Unfortunately, Johnathan Coachman is on commentary. 3 Minute Warning comes out with their manager, Rico. You may think that it wouldn't make much sense to pair a hairdresser with a duo of Samoan street thugs, and you'd be right. Rosey comes out wearing a shirt that says '350' on it, which must not be his weight since he looks a good 50 pounds over that number. RVD and Jamal start off, and RVD gets a quick two count after a legsweep followed by a standing moonsault. Jamal whips RVD into the corner in charges, only to get a back elbow to the face. RVD leaps to the top, but Jamal shoves him off the turnbuckle and into the barrier on the outside. Rico does his part by rolling RVD back in, and Rosey is tagged in and gets a two count after a big splash. 3MW keep RVD grounded in their corner with brawling tactics and quick tags, and Jamal gets a two count after a superkick. In an unwise move, Jamal decides to go after Kane and knocks him off the apron. He then tries a double team move with Rosey, but RVD moves out of the way and rolls over to tag in the big man, Kane. Kane is, as Coachman put it "on fire", taking on both members of 3MW with ease. A flying clothesline takes down Rosey, and Kane goes to chokeslam Jamal, but Rosey breaks that up. Which turns out to be only a minor setback, as Kane clotheslines Jamal down and takes down Rosey with a big boot. RVD and Kane do a modified Rocket Launcher, which ends with Jamal taking a sidekick to the face, and then Jamal takes Rolling Thunder. Rosey breaks up the cover, but Kane quickly disposes of him. Jamal misses a charge to the corner, and staggers after a leaping side kick from RVD. That allows Kane to chokeslam the big man, and RVD puts on the finishing touches with a 5 Star Frog Splash while Kane holds off Rosey and Rico. Post match, RVD and Kane celebrate their victory with thumb pointing and pyrotechnics. Quick tag match that wasn't too bad, but nothing too remarkable. I'd give it a 1.75 out of 5.

P8- Abe Knuckleball Schwartz: Abe Knuckleball Schwartz Theme Music

To the shock of no one, there isn't much videos of the man with a baseball painted on his face, so this is the best I could do. It's not much of a theme either, as it sounds like a MIDI version of 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame'. I'll let you judge for yourself how good it is here:


P8- Adam Bomb: Adam Bomb and Johnny Polo WWF Debut vs Bert Centeno

This match is from the May 22, 1993 episode of WWF Superstars and is the debut of Mr. Bomb, who comes to the ring with Johnny Polo. Both Mr. Bomb and Mr. Polo would have many other monikers during their careers, as you might best know them from WCW as Wrath and Raven, respectively. Adam Bomb has some cool sounding theme music, and some really ugly yellow sunglasses on, while Centeno is from Puetro Rico and shockingly, does not have an entry in the WWE Encyclopedia. Bomb backs Centeno into a corner and wails away on him before he gets bored of that and sidewalk slams Centeno down. Bomb shows off his aerial skills with a dropkick, and then throws Centeno out of the ring. After some brawling on the outside, Bomb throws Centeno in, and then knocks him down again with a slingshot shoulderblock from the apron that the announcers found impressive. Bomb asks if we're ready to see the bomb, and whether Centeno was ready or not, he takes the power bomb and the loss. Not much to say about this one, but the match did make Adam Bomb look good in his debut, so it accomplished it's goal. I'd give it a 1.5 out of 5.

P8- Adorable Adrian Adonis - Snake Pit with Adorable Adrian Adonis and Jimmy Hart

I think this is from the December 7, 1986 episode of Wrestling Challenge, but I'm not 100 % sure. Jake Roberts starts by quoting a few lines from Prince's 'When Doves Cry'. Then we get a recap of last's week return of Adorable Adrian where he attacked Roddy Piper on Piper's Pit, which seems to make Roberts happy. Adonis and Jimmy Hart come out and present Roberts with some flowers, including one for Roberts' snake Damien. Adonis then accuses Piper of being jealous of him and his former interview segment, the Flower Shop, and threatens anybody that gets in his way as he calls himself the 'Judge Wapner' of wrestling. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing to be, but that's the analogy Adonis has chosen to use. Roberts wraps things up by saying "We (meaning him and Adonis, I suppose) were not born from the original sin, but we may well be the original sinners". I'm going to use that line at my next job interview or family gathering. I tell you, they don't have any characters like Roberts and Adonis anymore in wrestling, and that's not a good thing. I'd give the segment a 3.2 out of 5.

P9- Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch - Hulk Hogan and Antonio Inoki vs Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch

This match is from New Japan Pro Wrestling, and I think the date of this match is November 25, 1983, but I'm not exactly sure. Adonis and Murdoch would be WWF Tag Team Champions a few months after this match, which takes place against the top two guts in New Japan at the time. Adonis and Inoki start, and after some rope-running, Inoki catches Adonis with a drop toe hold before tagging in Hogan. Back elbow by Hogan, and Adonis bounces off the elbow and into the nearby ropes to get slammed by Hogan. Hogan with the big legdrop, but only gets a one count. Murdoch and Adonis use some underhanded tactics to gain the advantage, and Murdoch is tagged in. Arm wringer by Murdoch, but Hogan is strong enough to get in his corner and tag out to Inoki. Murdoch gets a side headlock, only to take a back suplex for his efforts. However, Murdoch is able to regain the advantage with some punches and kicks, and tags out to Adonis, and the two deliver a double elbow drop to Inoki. Adonis and Murdoch prove to be masters of tag team psychology by keeping Inoki in their corner with brawling tactics, quick tags, and chinlocks. Inoki tries to move himself to tag out to Hogan, but Adonis breaks it up by coming in and smashing Hogan with a fist, riling the Hulkster up and causing the ref to hold him back. Murdoch gets a two count after an atomic drop, and then he and Adonis double team Inoki as Adrian drops an elbow on his opponent while Murdoch holds him across his knee. Adonis puts Inoki in a backbreaker submission which ends when Murdoch is tagged in and drops the knee across Inoki's gut. A Murdoch elbow drop gets a two count, as does a swinging neckbreaker, and Murdoch tags out after a piledriver. Adonis then makes his first mistake of the match attempting to put Inoki in an abdominal stretch, but Inoki reverses it into one of his own, then uses the opening to tag in Hogan. Hogan whips Adonis off the ropes and catches him with a running knee lift that knocks Adonis back into the ropes with such force that he gets tied up in the ropes. After punching and biting Adonis, Adrian escapes with the help of Murdoch, only to take a suplex from Hogan for a two count.  Hogan then grounds Adonis with a front headlock, which Adonis only escapes after an eye gouge. Adonis then hits an inverted Atomic Drop on Hogan before tagging out to Murdoch. Murdoch pounds away at Hogan's face before attempting a suplex, but it's blocked. After some brawling, Hogan whips Murdoch into a corner and charges, only to take an elbow from Murdoch that sounded as if a firecracker went off. A Murdoch elbow drop gets two, as does an Adonis elbow from the second rope after a tag. Hogan shakes the cobwebs off, whips Adonis into the ropes and attempts his patented Axe Bomber clothesline, but Adonis ducks and hits a clothesline of his own. Adonis misses a charge and Hogan tags to Inoki, who takes care of Adonis with a dropkick and an enziguri. Murdoch breaks the cover up, and oh here go hell come as all four men are now brawling in the ring. Then they go out of the ring, but Adonis is the only one able to beat the ref's count, so your winners by countout are Adonis and Murdoch. Pretty good match that makes me wonder what they could have done with a 18-20 minute instead of the ten they were given here, as it did feel somewhat rushed. Still, I'd give it a 2.7 out of 5.

P9- Ahmed Johnson: Ahmed Johnson Joins Nation Of Domination

This video is what it says it is, as Ahmed Johnson joins the Nation of Domination on the June 16, 1997 edition of Raw. Fortunately, Ahmed does not speak during this video. Instead he gives Undertaker the Pearl River Plunge after a match, goes to the entrance ramp, and gives the Nation salute along with the rest of his new cohorts. Jim Ross does not seem too happy on commentary, wondering why Ahmed wouldn't stand up to the Undertaker on his own instead of waiting until two other men beat him down. Well, that's just how it is in wrestling. Ahmed would be in the Nation for about a week before suffering another injury, then coming back from that injury to be kicked out of the Nation. So in hindsight, this really meant nothing, but it was shocking at the time since Ahmed and the Nation were at odds for nearly a year at this point. Oh well. I'll give this a 2.1 out of 5.

P9- Al Perez: Brad Armstrong vs Al Perez

In case you don't know, Al Perez was a wrestler who had his most success in the late 1980s with World Class and the NWA before moving on to a brief stint in the WWF. After that, Perez was allegedly supposed to be revealed as the mysterious Dark Scorpion in WCW, but refused to job to Sting and left the company. Anyway, I don't really know when this match is from except that it took place sometime in 1988. We are joined in progress as Perez (w/ Gary Hart) has Armstrong in an arm wringer, then backs him into a corner. Perez misses an elbow drop after snapmaring Armstrong down, and after the two get to their feet, Armstrong puts Perez in an arm wringer. Despite Perez's best efforts, Armstrong shows dogged determination and just refuses to let go of that arm. Finally, after a minute and a half, Perez backs Armstrong into the corner and catches him with a knee to the gut. He goes to whip Armstrong into another corner, but dang it if Brad doesn't grab a hold of that arm again. Both men get back up, and the two have a bit of a stare-off before a tie up. Perez tries to smash Armstrong in the corner, but is literally beaten to the punch, so Perez backs away in pain. Back up, Armstrong once again works on Perez's arm with a standing arm bar. Perez gets out of it with brawling tactics and sends Armstrong to the ropes, only to be knocked down with a shoulder block. Perez does get the upper hand after ducking a charging Armstrong, which sends Armstrong through the ropes and outside the ring. Armstrong takes a stun gun (Steve Austin's old finisher, not a taser) throat first on the guardrail, and Perez continues to beat on Armstrong on the outside of the ring while making sure to break the ref's count. Perez with a whirly-bird maneuver followed by a leaping knee drop, but Armstrong is able to kick out at the last second. Perez with a front chinlock, and Jim Ross states that he believes Perez is a future World Champion. Well, at the time I'm sure it made sense, but time makes fools of us all. Armstrong has a brief offensive flurry, but Perez cuts it off with a punch to the ribcage, and keeps control with a mixture of strikes and basic wrestling holds. After a minute or two of this, Armstrong finally gets on his feet and escapes, then slams Perez down to the mat. Armstrong with a running elbow drop, but Perez moves out of the way, and then hits a leaping knee drop for another two count. Perez throws Armstrong into the corner but misses a charge, so Armstrong goes to work on Perez. At this point, the video stops, and the poster didn't post the rest of this match, so I'm left to rate what I saw. From what I could tell, this wasn't too bad of a match, as both wrestlers were strong technical wrestlers who were able to put together some nifty sequences, even if all the arm work by Armstrong was soon forgotten. I'd give it a 2.4 out of 5.

P9- Al Snow: Al Snow Reveals "The Five Deadliest Maneuvers"

This video kind of sucks, as Bill Apter of asks Al Snow what in his opinion is the five deadliest maneuvers in wrestling. Snow manages to show his sense of humor by making lame-ass jokes about Bill Apter's privates and some jokes about Pat Patterson's sexual preferences. He lists the piledriver as the most dangerous maneuver in wrestling and once again makes a dumb sophomoric joke. Even though it was two minutes long, it's two minutes I'd rather have spent doing something else, so I'll give it a 0.15 out of 5.

P10- Albert: Too Cool and Rikishi vs. Val Venis, Test, and Albert (w/ Trish Stratus)

This match took place on June 5, 2000 episode of Raw, a week after Too Cool (Grandmaster Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty) won the tag team titles. For some reason, the beginning of the match is chopped out, so after the entrances, the video goes straight to Rikishi wailing away on Val Venis. A Samoan Drop by Rikishi flattens Val, and then Rikishi catches Test and Albert with clotheslines. Rikishi sets up Val for the Stinkface, but Albert barges best and smashes Rikishi into the corner. Test comes in and sends Rikishi down with a big boot, and Trish's team works over Rikishi like a 400 pound Samoan punching bag while the ref restrains his teammates. After Rikishi reverses an Irish whip, Albert goes for a sunset flip, which proves to be a poor idea as Rikishi sits on his chest multiple times, knocking the breath out of the man they call Albert. Grandmaster Sexay is tagged in, and takes all three of his opponents down with dropkicks. In comes Scotty, and the two double team both Test and Albert. Sexay with a powerbomb on Venis, but Test breaks up the pinfall. However, Test gets bulldoged down by Scotty, setting him up for one of the most asinine moves in wrestling, the Worm. The fans seem to love it though, and after Scotty does his thing. Sexay hits the Hip Hop legdrop from the top rope and covers, but the ref is distracted with Rikishi and Val brawling on the outside. While the ref is away, Trish comes in and tries to hit Sexay with a boot, but that's blocked, and Sexay uses the boot to flatten Test. But the ref is still distracted, so Val sneaks in and hits Grandmaster with a title belt, which results in the pinfall and gives the victory to T & A and Val. Post match, Rikishi takes care of buisness while his teammates recover, and eventually Val is down in the corner in perfect position for the stinkface. Trish comes back in the ring to prevent this from happening, but after a series of unfortunate events it is Trish that ends taking the Stinkface, which is just as disgusting as it sounds. This match wasn't very good. I'll give it a 1.3 out of 5.

P10- Aldo Montoya: Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw vs. Aldo Montoya

The Portuguese Man O' War, the incredible Aldo Montoya, takes on future WWE Champion Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw in a match from the May 13, 1996 edition of Monday Night Raw. Before all that, we get a clip of Terry Bradshaw talking about Armor All. Aldo has a more elaborate entrance than one would think he would get, complete with fireworks and all. Bradshaw comes out to the ring with Uncle Zebekeih. The match starts, and Aldo tries a hit-and-run approach by using a dropkick and staying away from the big man after getting a strike or two, but eventually he gets caught after a cross-body attempt and slammed to the mat. Bradshaw retains control until Montoya rebounds from an Irish Whip into the corner and clotheslines his opponent down. The tide turns, however, after Bradshaw powerbombs Montoya while Uncle Zeb is on commentary accusing the WWF's big stars of avoiding Bradshaw. Bradshaw with a big slam and a running senton (huh?), and then he celebrates with a Stan Hansen esque taunt. Bradshaw continues to dominate with a bearhug and a series of punches, a body slam, and an elbow drop. Finally, Montoya gets a break after ducking a clothesline and knocking Bradshaw off balance with two dropkicks, then going to the top and knocking down his opponent with a dropkick from there. Montoya's moment of glory doesn't last for long, as Bradshaw reverses an Irish whip and then plants him with a big boot before putting on the finishing touches with a big time clothesline. That gets the three count. Post-match, Montoya is 'branded' by Uncle Zeb, by which I mean he places a branding iron on his chest for half a second without leaving a mark. Eh, wasn't too bad, but not that good either. I'll give it a 1.65 out of 5.

P10- Alexis Smirnoff: AWA Bobby Bold Eagle, Pete Sanchez vs. Yuri Gordyenko, Alexis Smirnoff

This match is from an AWA on ESPN episode in 1986. From what I can tell, this match aired on December 31, 1986. Gordyenko and Smirnoff are both stereotypical Russians that have patterned their look after Ivan Koloff, while Bold Eagle is supposed to be a Native American but looks about as pale as I do. Smirnoff and Sanchez start out, with Smirnoff controlling Sanchez with an arm bar. Tag to Yuri, he does a couple of strikes and tags out to Smirnoff. Smirnoff continues to work on the arm before Sanchez is able to escape and at least get to his feet. However, that doesn't last long as a Smirnoff big boot knocks him back down. Tag to Yuri, he slams down Sanchez and stomps on him before tagging out again. Sanchez is able to use his veteran mind to get over and tag in Bold Eagle, who strikes Smirnoff a couple of times and whipping him into the corner, only to be caught with a big boot and selling that move by slowly falling on his knees, much to the displeasure of this crown. Eagle takes another big boot, and then takes a vertical suplex before Gordyenko is tagged in. The two Russian then double team Eagle by giving him a dual Stun Gun on the ropes, and Gordyenko gets the three count. Well, that was not good at all. Post match, the Russians are interviewed by Larry Nelson, with Gordyenko doing most of the talking. That makes little sense, as Gordyenko is, shall I say, not very good on the mic. Anyway, they promise to win the Tag Team Titles and take them home to mother Russia. This video, all in all, wasn't very good, and Bobby Bold Eagle is rather terrible as a wrestler. I'll give it a 0.69 out of 5.

P10- Alicia Fox: Melina vs. Alicia Fox

This match took place on the June 19, 2009 edition of Smackdown and features WWE Women's Champion Melina in a non-title match against Fox. It is announced, that Melina will defend her title against Michelle McCool in nine days, and McCool accompanies Fox to the ring. Tie-up to start, both women get out. Alicia tries a clothesline but Melina does a bridge and then kicks Alicia in the face from that position. Melina tries to keep the advantage with punches, but Alicia does a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker out of nowhere that gets a one count. Alicia then keeps Melina on the mat with a legscissors, and then turns that instead some sort of hybrid full-nelson camel clutch hold that I'd never seen before. Looks like a good hold for a finisher, although it would take multiple steps to apply. But I digress. Anyway, Melina gets up and ducks a clothesline, climbs on Fox's back and then does a sunset flip powerbomb to get the three count. Post match, Michelle McCool comes in and kicks Melina in the face. She then sets Melina up against a table and does a running knee into Melina's head. McCool grabs the mic and promises to become Women's Champion and bring the title home to Mother Russia. Well, maybe not that last part. Quick match that wasn't too bad, so I'd give it a 1.75 out of 5.

P11- The Alliance: Team WWF (The Undertaker, Kane, Big Show, Rock, and Chris Jericho) vs. The Alliance (Shane McMahon, Rob Van Dam, Booker T, Kurt Angle, and Steve Austin)

This match took place at Survivor Series 2001, and fortunately for me, I already did a review of this match somewhere else, so while I will watch it, I will be lazy and just use a previous review right here because the match is rather long, so here it is:
This is a elimination tag battle to see who survives another day, the WWF or the Alliance, wrapping up a horribly botched angle where Kurt Angle represents two companies he never wrestled for. The video starts with another montage, illustrating a) that Rock and Jericho haven't been getting along, b) that Angle and Austin haven't been getting along, and c) that Vince McMahon claims that Stone Cold will swerve his team in the match. The video ends with all 10 superstars shown with a Puddle of Mudd song in the background, kind of killing the moment. All 10 men come out separately, which takes up a lot of time. Rock and Austin start trading punches, and the match is on. For the first ten minutes, everybody but Big Show and Shane get in. For some reason, it seems the Undertaker and Booker T spend the most time in. Nothing too significant of note, other than the Undertaker hitting two Old Schools and Shane Mcmahon breaks up about 8 pinfalls, pissing Jim Ross off in the process. The Big Show finally gets tagged in, and he's a HOUSE OF FIRE for a minute, knocking everyone down in his path like a wild tornado through a county fair. He goes to chokeslam Angle, but gets out, goes behind him, and hits the Olympic Slam on Show. Angle tags in Booker, who hits the ax kick with a spinarooni thrown in for good measure. RVD comes in, hits the frog splash, then tags in Shane, who hits a sub-Test level elbow drop on Show to get the three-count, making Show the first man eliminated. Poor guy was only in there for a minute, but whatever. Shane dances around like a jackass, only to turn around to find The Rock waiting for him. The Rock pounds him. Kane comes in, hits a chokeslam, tags out to Undertaker, who hits a nasty-looking tombstone. Then Jericho is tagged in to hit the lionsault and get the pin, evening the score. Angle comes in, gets the advantage, then tags in Booker, who gives Jericho three bodyslams in a row. Kane comes in after awhile, but gets doubled by Booker and RVD. Rvd hits a frog splash on Kane, but the count is broken up and suddenly, everybody's brawling on the outside, except for RVD and Kane. RVD goes back up to the top, kicks Kane in the face, and gets the three count, eliminating Kane. Undertaker comes in and starts dominating people, at one point clotheslining everybody on the other team down in each corner of the ring. He gives Angle the Last Ride, but Austin gets Taker with the Stunner for the three, giving the Alliance a 4-2 advantage. Rock and Booker square off, but Rock quickly gains the advantage. Rock rolls up Booker, and gets the three count. Now things are a bit even. RVD comes in and takes it right to The Rock. RVD goes to the top, but the Rock powerbombs him off for a two count. Jericho is tagged in, and he and RVD exchange some offense. At one point, I think RVD kicked Jericho straight in the mouth. RVD goes for a split-legged moonsault, but Jericho gets the knees up, I guess, and then hits THE STROKE?!? for a three count. I totally forgot that short period of time where they tried to get the Stroke over as a finisher for Jericho. Just as well they gave up on that. Now the sides are even, but Angle and Austin isolate Jericho with fine brawling action. Jericho fires back, however and goes for a clothesline. He and Austin meet head on and both men are down. Austin tags Angle, and Jericho gets the hot tag to the Rock. Rock catches Angle with a dragon-screw leg whip, puts the sharpshooter on, and Angle taps instantly, giving the WWF a 2-1 advantage. Uh-Oh. Austin knocks down the Rock, Jericho tags himself in. Austin nearly gets the three after reversing Jericho's flying bodypress attempt. Jericho tries for the Walls of Jericho, it's countered. Austin tries his own version, but again it is countered. Austin then awkwardly rolls Jericho up for the three count, leaving the match at 1-1. Jericho won't leave, but Rock gets in and spinebusters Austin down. But WAITAMINUTE, Jericho lays out The Rock with the Stroke. Jericho walks away smugly, but Rock kicks out at two. Jericho comes back to lay some more plunder on the Rock, but Undertaker comes out to put an end to that. Rock and Austin go outside to do some brawling. They come back in, and Austin puts a poor looking sharpshooter on The Rock. The Rock, unsurprisingly, gets to the rope. Rock counters with a poor looking sharpshooter of his own, but again, Austin gets to the rope. They both try to hit their finisher, but Rock finally lands a STUNNER on Austin. He nearly gets a three, but referee Earl Hebner is pulled out by everyone's favorite referee, Nick Patrick. Austin hits a Rock Bottom on Rock, but Patrick doesn't count fast enough yet again and The Rock kicks out. Austin punches Patrick, and Patrick sells a punch like only Nick Patrick can. Austin hits a stunner on Rock, but there be no referee. Kurt Angle comes out, hits Austin with Austin's own WWF Title, propelling him into The Rock, who hits the Rock Bottom from there. Hebner wakes up, and Rock gets the final pinfall, "saving" the WWF in the process. Vince McMahon comes out with his arms up in the air and throwing his jacket down in celebration. Match was pretty good and suspenseful, particularly when Austin and The Rock was in there, but man was it long, which in this situation makes sense, I suppose.

Well, I didn't give a numerical score to this match before, so I will now. Overall, I'd give it a 3.68 out of 10.

P11- The Allied Powers: Allied Powers vs. Jeff Jarrett and The Roadie

This match was taped on May 15, 1995 and later shown as part of the Coliseum Video title 'Wrestlefest 95'. Lex Luger and Davey Boy Smith, the Allied Powers, are led to the ring by two guest flag bearers. The video cuts part of the beginning off, so it's joined in progress as Jarrett arm drags Smith and then struts around the ring, and then he does that same sequence again. Irish whip by Jarrett is reversed by Smith, who follows up with a pair of clotheslines. Delayed vertical suplex by Davey Boy, who then goes for the pinfall, but The Roadie breaks it up. He's tagged in and slows Davey Boy down with some brawling tactics, but Smith gets the advantage once again after a pair of headlock takedowns and tags in Luger. A double back elbow by the Powers gets a two count, and then Luger tries to go to work on the arm, but a knee to the gut stops his momentum. Roadie punches Luger a few times before entering the corner and tasting a back elbow from Luger, who follows up with a pair of arm drags and an armbar. Roadie gets back up, elbows Luger in the face, and tags out to Jarrett, who comes in and starts wailing away on Luger. Jarrett whips Luger into the ropes and tries to hit him with a back elbow, but Luger ducks and gives Jarrett a gorilla press slam instead. Luger puts Jarrett in the 'Rebel Rack', but the Roadie comes in and chop blocks Luger in the knee. Tag to Roadie, he gets a two count after a knee drop and then tags to Jarrett. Luger nearly gets a pinfall after a sunset flip, then he takes a Jarrett clothesline and goes down. After some stomps, Jarrett whips Luger in and ducks, only to take a DDT type maneuver (Luger just grabs him by the hair and falls back, sending Jarrett down to the mat). Both men get back up, then get back down again after a double clothesline. Roadie is tagged in, and now so is Davey Boy, who starts cleaning house on his opponent with a series of clotheslines, then does a double noggin knocker on Jarrett and Roadie. Vertical Suplex on the Roadie, but Jarrett breaks up the count. Luger takes care of Jarrett while Davey Boy scoops up Roadie and delivers the Running Power Slam. Cover, and Davey Boy gets the victory for his team. Well, I guess it wasn't that bad, so I'll give it a 2.15 out of 5.

P11- Alundra Blayze: Alundra Blayze vs. Luna Vachon

The women formerly known and later known as Madusa, Alundra Blayze defends her WWF Women's Championship against Luna Vachon in a match from the July 7, 1994 edition of WWF Superstars. Luna starts off strong by backing Blayze into the ropes and delivering a few knees to the gut, but loses the advantage after Alundra ducks a pair of clotheslines and then flattens Vachon with a dropkick. A Blayze Irish whip into the corner is reversed, but Blayze once again is too quick for Vachon, as she flips over the ropes and then dodges a charging Luna, sending Vachon flying to the outside. Luna collects herself, then trips up Blayze and slams her leg into the ring post. Back in the ring, Luna applies a Boston Crab. After struggling to escape for about a minute, Blayze somehow does a sunset flip from the Boston Crab and nearly gets a three count. Luna gets back up first, and slows Alundra down with some brawling tactics and a leglock. Vachon whips Alundra into the corner and charges, but Blayze is able to use her quickness advantage again to apply a sunset flip for a two count. But Luna is up again, and catapults Alundra throat first into the bottom rope, then follows up with a swinging neckbreaker. Luna goes to the ropes, and hits the Vader Bomb on her opponent, but since Luna doesn't have nearly the same girth as Vader, Alundra is able to kick out at two. After a bodyslam, Luna tries to finish things up with a top-rope maneuver, but misses the big splash. Alundra is up quickly and bulldogs Luna down to the mat. Luna misses a punch, which allows Blayze to get behind Luna and German suplex Vachon. Blayze bridges and holds on long enough to get the three count. Short match, but a solid effort all in all. I'd give it a 2.1 out of 5.

Well, that's it for the first part of the Big Bad WWE Encyclopedia Video Project, a.k.a. the BWE squared Video Project. If you have a better name, then do not hesitate to suggest it. Also, if you have any thoughts about the project thus far or any other posts, or you have an idea for future posts, then let me know about those thoughts and ideas either by leaving a comment on the blog or by sending me an e-mail at

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