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6 hours ago, garynysmon said:

Not a match I thought that would ever exist tbh.

I think it was on New Japan on Eurosport with Craig De George and Oliver Humperdink commentating. They knew nothing, made stuff up, and decided that because Nailz had "D.O.C" on his uniform and was announced with Japanese pronunciation as "Nail-sa", that his name must be Doc Nelson.

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20 minutes ago, JNLister said:

I think it was on New Japan on Eurosport with Craig De George and Oliver Humperdink commentating. They knew nothing, made stuff up, and decided that because Nailz had "D.O.C" on his uniform and was announced with Japanese pronunciation as "Nail-sa", that his name must be Doc Nelson.

I used to love their commentary.
I remember Hump saying about Earthquake, who had 'Quake' on the front of his tights - 'What's that say, Shake n Bake?'.

I know they couldn't use their WWF names but, seriously...

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1 hour ago, JNLister said:

I think it was on New Japan on Eurosport with Craig De George and Oliver Humperdink commentating. They knew nothing, made stuff up, and decided that because Nailz had "D.O.C" on his uniform and was announced with Japanese pronunciation as "Nail-sa", that his name must be Doc Nelson.

Not sure (without checking the footage), but I think it may have been part of the 1994 G-1. I don't know how many years the Eurosport footage covered. I'd always thought it was essentially '91 - '93, but Gigante & Nailz did have a 3-minute match in August '94. "Jim Owens" (Owen Hart) was my favourite. Couldn't have made him sound more like a plumber, if they'd tried.

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Not sure if this is a false childhood memory, but I could have sworn that Gordon Solie commentated on at least some of these shows? My main memory of these Eurosport bouts is Road Warrior Hawk teaming up with a Japanese wrestler and they were known as the Hellraisers. I hated him and couldn't understand why Animal had left.

 

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It was Kensuke Sasaki (as Power Warrior). I too have vague memories of Soley commentating on some NJPW stuff. Might have been WPW, or something like that.

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Started on Eurosport in 94 as World Superstars of Wrestling then became Ring Warriors (because they were worried about getting sued for being too similar to WWF Superstars or World Championship Wrestling). They had Solie, Humperdink and De George in a couple of combinations.

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Great promo. Always liked those lads on the fringes in WCW back then. They were all massive. Guys like Gomez and High Voltage. They'd all be monsters now.

Love that the "young" 38 year old Jim Powers is on that vid though.

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On 2/17/2020 at 9:01 PM, JNLister said:

Started on Eurosport in 94 as World Superstars of Wrestling then became Ring Warriors (because they were worried about getting sued for being too similar to WWF Superstars or World Championship Wrestling). They had Solie, Humperdink and De George in a couple of combinations.

This was ringing a bell, so I did a bit of searching - Superstars was originally 'Superstars of Wrestling', but they lost a court case to an independent wrestling promoter who owned the term. So it was probably connected to that.

I can't find anything about it, but I could have sworn that WWF/E had a trademark on the term 'superstar' for a while - is this ringing a bell for anyone else? It's entirely possible I'm confusing it with DC and Marvel co-owning the trademark for 'superhero'.

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1 minute ago, wordsfromlee said:

Bret Hart vs. Ric Flair WWF Championship 60-minute Iron Man match from 1993 

https://youtu.be/--6TbA4M2i0

Wow, what a find! Never knew that such a match even existed.

Although the cynic in me wonders if they booked an iron man match due to the late 1992/early 93 roster being depleted as fuck and it filled out more time in a house show?

 

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Had this on an old hard drive which i found a few months ago so decided to upload it. Don't know the proper term for it as it's not a televised event but not a bog standard house show either, some where in the middle as it's got the usual TV production feel to it and full commentary.

Warrior is champ so based on that i'd loosely date it somewhere between mid-1990 to very early 1991.

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