simonworden Posted August 18, 2019 Share Posted August 18, 2019 Been a busy week so i've squeezed in the 2 shows with a few hours to spare on the week. RAW Another taped show and what I thought was a pretty poor card. Razor vs 123 Kid was a decent TV match I thought, I expected a bit more excitement from them but then this was the final hour of a long taping i'm guessing. Were they taping 2 or 4 shows together at this time? Never mind I looked it up, this was actually the last double taping before they started the 4 show tapings. Also Cagematch says there were only 1600 fans in the building. They must have all been up on one side as it looked like more. Tatanka and Kama Vs Bob Holly and Savio was only worthwhile for a bit of spark plug incarnate holly while Jean Pierre Lafitte's squash was worth little bar listening to Bret Harts phone in interview where he tries really really hard to justify the basis of this feud. It really must have been soul destroying for Brett, his big feuds in the middle of 1995 were Lawler, Yankem and Lafitte but he shouldn't worry as it's all coming up Bret-house in a few more weeks. The main event was surprisingly entertaining with Owen running around while Yoko tries to take out Mabel, I actually got quite into it and then loved the classic ending promo. It was a different way to end before a PPV than I was used to but I liked it more than the typical stare down or punch up that has been the basis of the last 22 years. Nitro Nitro opens with the Giant coming out an Ambulance boasting about his beatings on the Hulkster, this stuff hasn't aged well. I was super disappointed by the switcharoo from The Blue Bloods to Harlem Heat as they never did much for me as a team and i've seen little of regal in WCW pre NWO. Fun surprise title switch here to pop the crowd for the live show of the week. Flairs promo was standard in my opinion. More Johnny B Bad sadly but at least we got Mr Wonderful with wonderful theme music, this gimmick would have been great with a bit more sleaze in the attitude era and its a shame he didn't get a few more years really. I did from this match though get a good understanding of why Bischoff says WCW had shit finishes, many matches finishes with not sparkle, even today in WWE its rare a match end without some form of finale. Savage's promo was brilliant, Mach at his finest. Did anyone else notice that the whole arena was silent listening to his every word. Good set up for a future Luger vs Savage bout and Luger is once again trying out for a community play of Robin hood while Randy is in his usual finery. Did find myself thinking about how their lives would be intertwined with tragedy in the future. How long did WCW have these awful interviews with Hogan in front of actors, they are truely insufferable. Also why didn't the dungeon use the Giant as a match participant in Wargames? Flair Pillman was decent but a few more minutes would have been nice. I really enjoyed the restriction of knowing what happened. Two times they played that card, firstly with Savage/ Luger claiming to have come to blows in the break and then at the end saying "somethings going on in the back" but never being specific. Even now i'm looking forward to finding out more about those things. Also who was that dragon thing pictured next to Lex in the "coming next week" thing? Overall it has to go to Nitro again this week for me. It feels fresh even today, it was probably the weakest episode so far but it's clear why RAW lost for so long, i'd never watch Men on a Mission over Flair, Hogan, Savage etc. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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