Through the Years: WWF from Royal Rumble 1993 through February 1993

 

After the Royal Rumble, it was pretty clear that the WWF desperately wanted to get Hulk Hogan back, just as much as WCW wanted to bring him in. It’s fair to say he was the hottest commodity in the wrestling business, and he was free to go where he wanted. I wonder if any of these Monday Night Raw episodes will discuss things like that.

The most obvious thing to point out, is that Andre the Giant died on January 27th of that year. When he appeared at the Clash 20 episode, it seemed like he was in poor health. The stories about him were countless, he was a true star in a format where it was hard to find one.

 

– Taped to air January 25th, 1993, on Monday Night Raw, from the Manhattan Center in New York City, New York

Awesomely, Repo Man arrives right before the show with his tow truck and Macho Man’s hat with him. This was taped the same night, but I bet this segment was taped before the two episodes. BIG LOSER LEAVES TOWN MATCH ON THIS ONE!

Repo Man vs. Randy Savage

Pre-Match Thoughts: This was a pretty good two week episodic build. They were figuring things out. Bobby Heenan is on commentary for this match in Savage’s place. Hopefully he stays on for the whole show. Repo Man doesn’t look to be in great shape, but he was a professional and with a worker like Savage, almost anyone could do well.

Match Review: Savage rushes out to attack Repo, we’re underway! He chokes Repo with his boot, then knee drops him on the floor. Savage brings Repo back in and smothers him, then knee drops Repo from the second rope. Repo throws Savage over the top, but Savage lands on his feet and knees Repo from behind to knock him out of the ring. Savage then attacks Repo in the aisle to keep him from leaving, and brings him in for more choking. They go to the outside again and Repo rams Savage into the steps, then he posts him. Back inside, Repo chokes Savage. Repo takes Savage down for a body-scissors, then they get up and Savage shoulders Repo down. He catches Repo’s boot, and we head to a commercial.

We come back with Repo beating Savage up, then snapping him down for a leg drop that gets 2. Repo goes back to the body-scissors, then he clotheslines Savage. Repo Man back suplexes Savage, and covers for 2. Savage comes back with a shoulderblock, then a clothesline. Repo drops Savage with a backbreaker, then goes up to the second rope only for Savage to clothesline him on his way down. Savage slams Repo Man, goes up top, and lands the FLYING ELBOW for the pinfall after about 12 minutes. Savage then tosses Repo Man over the top, and teases a dive out there, but some referees come out to stop that. Of course, he gets his hat back.

My Thoughts: This match never really got out of first gear, despite how good the angle was leading into it. Repo Man didn’t even do any quality heeling, otherwise this would have been much better. Have to be honest in stating I thought this wasn’t good. *1/4. Repo Man was very nearly done in the WWF and I don’t know if I’ll see anything else with him in it. Barry Darsow was one of the last remaining golden era holdovers, and he was just about done.

Kamala squashed Brooklyn Brawler after this. Nothing to see there. Slick being Kamala’s manager was a strange fit. I don’t know why Vince McMahon said the Bushwhackers would be in action when they weren’t, but he got an interview with Kamala and Slick which certainly makes up for that.

Ric Flair vs. Mr. Perfect in a LOSER LEAVES TOWN MATCH

Pre-Match Thoughts: This was a good sign that Raw was supposed to be a serious show where interesting things were going to happen. Basically, exactly what the WWF had needed for a few years. Any pairing like this is bound to be a good match, especially given the stipulation and time to put something together. Also, it’s awesome that Heenan DID wind up doing commentary.

Match Review: It takes some time, but eventually they lock up and Perfect slaps Flair a few times. Flair shoulders Perfect down, but Perfect takes him down with a drop toe-hold and slaps him. Flair takes some time out of the ring, and Heenan gives him some advice. Heenan does have a hammer. Flair gets back in there and gives Perfect his own drop toe-hold, which Perfect counters with a hammerlock. Flair breaks at the ropes and elbows Perfect, then they trade some chops. Eventually Flair goes down, but gets up and takes Perfect down with a headlock. Perfect gets out, and we’re back at square one. Flair chops away again, and so does Perfect. Perfect knocks Flair down a lot, and it’s square one again. Flair pokes Perfect in the eye, then throws him over the top. Flair grabs a chair, but the referee steals it from him.

After a commercial, we come back with Perfect having a hold of Flair’s tights and trying to sunset flip him. Perfect then takes a crazy bump in the corner, and over the top he goes. Perfect is busted open, but it didn’t even make sense for blood in that spot. Match needed it, though. Flair brings Perfect in and works on that cut, then throws Perfect hard into the corner. Flair tries to cover Perfect with his feet on the ropes, getting 2 each time. The two trade more shots, until Perfect knocks Flair down with a forearm for 2. Flair goes for a hip toss, but Perfect counters with a backslide for 2. Perfect then backdrops Flair, and beats him up in the corner until Flair gives him an inverted atomic drop. Flair rolls Perfect up and grabs the tights for 2, then Flair rolls to the outside. Perfect suplexes Flair back in, and it gets 2. Flair goes to a sleeper, but Perfect won’t go out yet. Perfect uses the turnbuckle to break the hold, then he goes to his own sleeper on a way that nearly hurts Flair. Flair back suplexes Perfect to break that, then puts a FIGURE-FOUR on Perfect. Ric then holds the ropes, and of course he gets caught. Flair takes Perfect down again, but Perfect grabs Flair and slams him down from the top rope as we go to another commercial.

Back from that commercial, Flair has brass knuckles in his kneepad! He waffles Perfect with them, then drops an elbow on him for a 2 count. Flair punches Perfect’s cut again, then chops him. I guess it’s time for Perfect’s comeback, though. Perfect hits Flair with his own chops, then backdrops him again. Perfect hits Flair with another forearm, then throws him upside down into the corner. Flair comes off the top, and Perfect clotheslines him for 2 on the way down. Heenan’s commentary during this is too good. Flair trips Perfect and puts his feet on the ropes, getting some 2 counts. Now Perfect cradles Flair up for 2, and when Flair goes for a backdrop, PERFECT GRABS HIM AND GIVES HIM THE PERFECT-PLEX. 1-2-3, RIC FLAIR IS OUT OF THE WWF. After the pin, Heenan starts cursing and gets himself censored. He and Flair walk to the back, and Flair walks his way right back to WCW as the show ends.

My Thoughts: The match was about 20 minutes long, and it wasn’t great like I remembered, but it was very good. They picked things up well heading into the finish, but this was a strange match. It wasn’t a typical Flair match, and it wasn’t Perfect’s usual babyface match either. I didn’t know what to make of it until that last commercial. Obviously, Heenan’s commentary in this match was amazing. The match was about the right length, and Flair’s leaving was treated like a really big deal. ***1/2, that’s what I’ll go with.

– Taped to air February 1st, 1993, on Monday Night Raw, from the Manhattan Center in New York City, New York

We had a Typhoon vs. Doink match advertised heading into this, sounds like something that would really draw in viewers. This episode went straight into the first match, which I admittedly had no interest in. I guess I’ll be reviewing only one match on it. Randy Savage was back on commentary this time.

In the first match, we had Tatanka beating Damien Demento. The tassels both guys were displaying looked outrageous. Demento worked his gimmick pretty well, he made himself look pretty crazy. Tatanka’s no-selling was more amusing than other people who did that. Match was about one star.

Unfortunately, Vince McMahon then brought out Brutus Beefcake. He hadn’t wrestled in the WWF for what was over two and a half years at this point. They talked about his parasailing accident, and Beefcake then said that he was returning to the ring. Please no. Beefcake tried to get some sympathy by talking about his parents dying, and his wife leaving him and taking all his money. That’s an interesting way of attempting to get a babyface reaction. They showed some dude picking his nose while Beefcake was talking about this. Beefcake eventually evoked the name of Hulk Hogan, and BROTHER, they wouldn’t do that unless Hogan was coming back. The fans didn’t buy this at all in part because Beefcake couldn’t carry his end of the interview.

High Energy had a squash match here, can’t hate on that. Hey, there’s IRON MIKE SHARPE! Koko’s missile dropkick in this match looked good. Now, on to what’s really important.

Doink the Clown vs. Typhoon

Pre-Match Thoughts: I’m going to watch this anyway, so I might as well review it. I’ve reviewed worse. I don’t know why I’m doubting this on any level, but I hope Doink goes over here. They showed Doink attacking Crush a few weeks before this, and Savage said the WORD ON THE STREET is that the fake arm was filled with lead. If you don’t like this version of Doink, I don’t know what it is somebody could like. No idea why they turned this guy babyface. The gimmick was PERFECT. Doink squirted some water at Howard Finkel, now that was great.

Match Review: Doink trips Typhoon to take him down, then puts an armbar on him. Typhoon comes back with a hip toss, then Doink goes back to the trip and a front face-lock. Typhoon throws Doink away, but Doink’s able to trip him again and rake at his face. Doink applies a top wristlock, then transitions to a chinlock. Typhoon gets out of that and puts a bear hug on Doink, who rakes his eyes. Doink hits Typhoon with some punches, then goes for a cross body only for Typhoon to powerslam him. Typhoon misses a splash in the corner, so Doink comes off the second rope with a clothesline. Doink grabs the tights, covers, and gets the win at 3:13.

My Thoughts: This sucked, but this gimmick was such an amazing concept. The psychology of working that gimmick is very intriguing to me. I don’t know exactly how somebody would go about putting it together, which is a pretty good sign I’m not a wrestler. Wrestlers know how to do that. DUD for the match, A+ gimmick.

Before the next match, the WWF did a ten bell salute for Andre the Giant and aired a montage of pictures.

To close out the show, we had a few more things. Yokozuna and Lex Luger each squashed guys. Before Luger’s squash, Money Inc. made their way out to the ring for an interview. They were there to talk about Brutus Beefcake, and DiBiase did all the talking. DiBiase said that Beefcake’s open challenge was stupid, so the winner of a coin flip will face Beefcake. DiBiase won, so it’s him. Jimmy Hart walked out there, and he thought Money Inc. was wasting their time. I think Jimmy Hart has a problem with the idea that Beefcake could get hurt.

Also before Luger’s squash, a fat chick went in the ring as a ring girl and Luger was disgusted when he saw her. Mr. Perfect also caught the PERFECT PASS.

The next week’s show was preempted, but there was some stuff that went on in the meantime.

– Taped to air February 6th, 1993, on Superstars, from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas

Yokozuna vs. Jim Duggan in a KNOCKDOWN CHALLENGE

The premise is quite simple. Hacksaw wins if he knocks Yokozuna down. The crowd is definitely behind Hacksaw here. He stares Yokozuna down, and they decide to charge at each other, with Hacksaw going straight down. Eventually Hacksaw gets to a point where he doesn’t go down, and after he ducks a clothesline, Hacksaw KNOCKS HIM DOWN. Hacksaw celebrates like he’s the hero of all Americans, but Yokozuna has a salt bucket. He throws all the salt in Hacksaw’s face, and gives him a BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX. Yoko drops a leg on him, then it’s time for THREE BANZAI DROPS. Mr. Fuji then put the American flag on Hacksaw, so Yokozuna can give him ANOTHER BANZAI DROP. Duggan does the obligatory stretcher job, bleeds from the mouth, and we have a strong challenger heading into WrestleMania.

The commentary was extremely stereotypical and borderline offensive. I’m pretty sure that’s part of why some local TV stations, including my own, refused to air this. Great angle in my opinion.

– Taped to air February 13th, 1993, on Superstars, from San Jose Event Center in San Jose, California

Shawn Michaels (WWF Intercontinental Champion) vs. Tatanka

Pre-Match Thoughts: This is a non-title match for reasons I don’t quite understand. Not really my problem, though. It doesn’t stand to reason that Tatanka would still be undefeated and be in a non-title match against a champion. Michaels was singing his own theme this time, a theme that’s continued to this day.

Match Review: Michaels and Tatanka lock up, and Michaels quickly arm drags him. Michaels slaps Tatanka in the face, then runs out of the ring when Tatanka gives chase. Michaels stomps on him when he gets back in there, then goes for a hip toss only for Tatanka to slap him! Tatanka clotheslines Michaels over the top, and teases a dive that isn’t followed up on. Michaels comes back in there and goes to work on the arm, then shoots Tatanka into the ropes only for Tatanka to catch him with an inverted atomic drop for 2. Tatanka shoulders Michaels down for 2, then Michaels uses momentum to toss Tatanka out of the ring. He pops Tatanka in the mouth, then pulls him back in. Michaels drops some elbows, then we go to a commercial.

Back from that commercial, Michaels has a chinlock on Tatanka, who fights out of it. Michaels cuts him off with a knee, and covers for 2. He dropkicks Tatanka, then takes him down for more chinlocking. Tatanka gets out of it again, then sunset flips Michaels, only for Michaels to block it and punch the canvas. Native American Tatanka cradles Michaels up for 2, then starts no-selling turnbuckle shots. Tatanka hits Michaels with some chops to the head, then he picks Michaels up only to get poked in the eye. Michaels goes for the SUPERKICK, but Tatanka dodges. Michaels goes for the TEARDROP SUPLEX, but Tatanka SAMOAN DROPS him for the pinfall after about 7 minutes.

My Thoughts: I guess Tatanka deserves a title shot after that. Can’t praise that match too much, because honestly, I got bored. For such a short match, the chinlock segment was too long. *3/4 at best. That they put on a better match at WrestleMania is an accomplishment.

– Taped to air February 15th, 1993, on Monday Night Raw, from the Manhattan Center in New York City, New York

This show opens with promos from Brutus Beefcake and Ted DiBiase in anticipation of their match later in the show, and Jimmy Hart looks quite nervous. This turn is far too telegraphed. We also had a battle royal advertised. I’ll be reviewing both of those things. Rob Bartlett looked like he really didn’t want to be there, so it’s no surprise he didn’t stick around for long.

First up, we got a Steiner Brothers squash. No complaint there. Scott straight out killed a dude with a dragon suplex.

On this week’s WrestleMania IX report, two matches were announced. We have the Undertaker facing Giant Gonzalez, and Crush facing Doink the Clown!

After another weekly Yokozuna squash, it’s obvious that the WWF had getting Yokozuna over as their priority #1.

Oh boy, it’s a special report! They showed Yokozuna destroying Hacksaw Duggan, sounds good to me. Mr. Fuji cut a promo about it.

16 MAN BATTLE ROYAL

Pre-Match Thoughts: The participants here are Shawn Michaels (WWF IC Champion), Razor Ramon, Bob Backlund, Typhoon, Koko B. Ware, Kimchee, El Matador, Tatanka, Skinner, the Berzerker, Owen Hart, Kamala, Terry Taylor, Damien Demento, and Iron Mike Sharpe.

Giant Gonzalez wanted to be in this match, but the other participants said they wouldn’t be in a match with him. Good way of putting the big man over. They also showed a clip of the three jobbers who ran away from him on Superstars. If only WCW would have thought of something like this. It’s a lot better than what they did with him.

Match Review: Michaels and Razor take a little while to get in there, but they eventually do just that. We get some brawling, then it’s time for eliminations. Backlund backdrops Iron Mike Sharpe out of there, as Kamala keeps chasing Kimchee across the ring or around it. Michaels backdrops Koko out at 2:23, what a bump that was! Kamala beats up Razor Ramon, which sounds like the kind of match we need to see. Or not. This isn’t exactly what I’d call a great battle royal. At the 4:45 point, Typhoon clotheslines Skinner over the top and out. Kamala chops Demento over the top shortly after, then Berzerker bodyslams Owen Hart shortly after that. Owen goes for a sleeper, but Berzerker unceremoniously dumps him out. Berzerker and Kamala start brawling, until Kamala kicks Berzerker out of there at 6:13. Typhoon and Kamala tangle up next, and Kimchee helps Typhoon dump out Kamala. Kamala gets back in the ring, and starts beating up Kimchee until he throws him out at 7:16. Kamala and Kimchee start brawling in the crowd, which is way more interesting than anything else in this match. Sadly, we go to a commercial.

Back from that commercial, it looks like Kamala is still chasing Kimchee around the whole Manhattan Center. They’re in the balcony! While that’s going on, Backlund and Taylor were eliminated. Didn’t see how. Typhoon gets backdropped out by Michaels, thankfully. Michaels and Razor are taking on Tatanka and Santana, which is a mismatch. Razor pairs off with Santana and Michaels with Tatanka, and Tatanka takes a beating. Razor blocks a Santana charge to the corner, then Tatanka goes to work on Michaels. Tatanka tries to get rid of him, right as Santana knocks Razor down with a FLYING FOREARM. Michaels dropkicks Tatanka, then Santana punches Michaels in the face. Tatanka and Santana run Michaels into the buckle, then they each kick him out of there. Razor attacks Tatanka from behind, but it’s a 2 on 1 situation. HERE COMES GIANT GONZALEZ. Gonzalez gives Tatanka and Santana a noggin-knocker, as Razor rolls to the outside. Gonzalez then throws Santana and Tatanka out, so I guess Razor Ramon is the winner after about 15 minutes. I don’t see him, though. Razor gets in the ring when Gonzalez leaves, and starts celebrating his victory!

My Thoughts: This match stunk, but the finish was in good fun and so was the Kamala vs. Kimchee stuff. This was time filler and nothing else, I think. That’s not a good sign for the future of this show, but everything turned out okay. DUD.

Ted DiBiase (WWF Tag Team Champion, w/Jimmy Hart) vs. Brutus Beefcake

Pre-Match Thoughts: Not too interested in this, to be honest. Seems important enough to require a review, though. I guess I can live with that. Beefcake hadn’t done a televised match in so long that I find it hard to believe he was capable of having a good one. He hadn’t ever had many good ones much less at this point.

Match Review: The crowd doesn’t care for Beefcake at all, but the match is underway. Beefcake does some srutting, which doesn’t make DiBiase too happy. Beefcake tosses DiBiase into the corner, but they’d done nothing so far. DiBiase beats the Barber up, but misses his right hand and Beefcake knocks him out of the ring. When DiBiase gets back in, Beefcake puts a headlock on him. Beefcake then hits DiBiase with some punches, knocking him out of the ring again. DiBiase tries to ram Beefcake into the buckle, but Beefcake does so instead and goes back to the headlock. IRS is now at ringside, and he waffles Beefcake with his steel briefcase, getting DiBiase disqualified at 4:26. IRS gets the briefcase again, and he shoves Jimmy Hart out of the ring when he tries to stop him. This time he hits Beefcake in his fucked up face with it. Hart runs back into the ring to try to save Beefcake from further punishment, which doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Eventually, DiBiase and IRS decide to leave.

My Thoughts: This was a good angle, and the match was terrible so it’s not like there’s a whole lot to talk about otherwise. They definitely made it look good, I’ll say that much. It was also a little surprising to see Beefcake do a blade, or leave the pretense of blood, but I guess the angle needed it. I wonder if Hogan wasn’t going to come back to the WWF unless they put his buddy in a match with him. DUD match, and that was the end of the show.

– February 22nd, 1993, on Monday Night Raw, from the Manhattan Center in New York City, New York

Looks like Hulk Hogan is supposed to be on this show, as well as a six-man tag team match. I can dig that.

First, Bam Bam Bigelow squashed a guy called Scott Taylor. I think Taylor turned out to be something.

They showed a pre-taped interview of Hogan, where he was wearing an IcoPro shirt. Wonder how easy it was to get him to do that.

Shawn Michaels (WWF IC Champion) and the Beverly Brothers vs. Tatanka and the Nasty Boys

Pre-Match Thoughts: This is quite different for the WWF, it’s a match that feels like it matters and there were more than four guys in it. Quite rare. The tag team division was so screwed up at this point, which means we’d get the Beverly Brothers always put in these spots when they’d always lose.

Match Review: Tatanka attacks Michaels, getting us on the move. We have a big brawl going on, and Tatanka chops both Beverlys. He backdrops Michaels over the top, and that’s a hell of a bump. Knobbs and Blake keep things going, with Blake getting his face busted on the mat. Knobbs and Sags give the Beverlys a DOUBLE PIT STOP, then Knobbs misses a charge in the corner. Michaels tags in for the first time, and hits Knobbs with a back elbow. Michaels goes for a backdrop, but Knobbs nails him with some clotheslines. Tatanka makes the tag in, so Michaels makes the tag out. Beau comes in and gets hip tossed, then Tatanka chops him to the canvas. Tatanka grabs onto an armbar, then Sags tags in to do the same. Sags drops Beau with a shoulder-breaker, which gets 2. Tatanka gets in there, and goes back to the armbar. Tatanka winds up in the wrong corner and chops all the heels, then Knobbs gives Beau an atomic drop. Tatanka’s still the legal man, and he wrecks Beau with a chop. Knobbs tags in, and to a commercial we go.

Back from that commercial, Blake has tagged in, and he backdrops Knobbs over the top! Some of these bumps have been spectacular. Beau rams Knobbs into the steps, then Michaels posts him. Michaels tags in, rakes the eyes, and draws in Sags and Tatanka, which leads to some double teaming. Beau tags in and hits Knobbs with a double axehandle for 2, then Blake gets in there for a bear hug. Michaels switches in, and misses a charge to the corner, inadvertently actually messing his shoulder up. Beau tags in, drops a fist on Knobbs, and brings Blake in only for his backdrop to get blocked. Michaels tags in and gets kicked on his backdrop, then they collide with each other. Knobbs makes the tag out to Tatanka, who throws Michaels hard into the corner, and crotches him on the top rope. A clothesline follows that, then Tatanka powerslams Michaels. Beau breaks the cover, then Blake comes in and gets chopped. Tatanka hits Michaels with some chops to the head, then goes up top for another flying chop that gets 2. Tatanka goes for the SAMOAN DROP, but Beau breaks the cover with a leg drop. Everyone winds up in the ring, until Beau and Blake fly over the top. Now it’s just Michaels and Tatanka, and Michaels goes for the TEARDROP SUPLEX. Tatanka counters with a sunset flip, and he picks up the fall after about 14 minutes.

My Thoughts: Have to give Michaels credit for finishing that match, because he was obviously in pain and he was out until WrestleMania after finishing this match. The match was nothing special at all, but there were some nice bumps over the top rope and the Beverlys were always willing bumpers. **1/4.

Crush vs. Terry Taylor followed that, and I don’t really give a single fuck. Crush’s ring attire was terrible and pretty far behind the times, even then. Crush didn’t want to sell a single thing for Taylor and overall this was no fun to watch. DUD.

IT’S HULK HOGAN MAKING HIS RETURN ON MONDAY NIGHT RAW! Wonder what he thought of the small arena. He was talking about Brutus Beefcake coming back, and what happened to his friend. He said his friend was okay, but he didn’t like what Ted DiBiase and IRS tried to do to him. Hogan then put Jimmy Hart over for helping Beefcake. Okay. Beefcake then walked out there with an obvious makeup job, and said nothing could shatter his face. His nose is just broken. Then these guys introduced Jimmy Hart as their manager. What a joke. Not excited about this at all. It was obvious at that point that Beefcake and Hogan would be in a tag team match against Money Inc. at WrestleMania.

Closing things out, we had the Undertaker face Skinner for one minute before the show went off the air. That’s bad. Not a great episode.

– Taped to air February 27th, 1993, on Superstars, from the Convention Center in Fresno, California

Doink the Clown vs. Big Boss Man

Pre-Match Thoughts: Pretty good match for Superstars, I’d say. The WWF was almost as hellbent on getting Doink over as they were Yokozuna, which does say something about their priorities, although I’m not entirely sure what.

Match Review: Doink has a box he wants Boss Man to have. WHAT’S IN THE BOX? Doesn’t matter. He hit Boss Man with it. Doink follows that with a neckbreaker, then goes to a CHICKEN WING. Boss Man gets out, but Doink takes him down with a drop toe-hold and applies an STF! Doink gets up for a back suplex, and it gets 2. Back to the chicken wing, until they get up and Doink takes Boss Man down with a fireman’s carry and a leg drop. Doink slams Boss Man, then he heads up top, only for Boss Man to slam him down. He clotheslines Doink, then hits him with a big boot. After some punches, Boss Man jumps and sits on Doink’s neck. Boss Man rams Doink into the buckle, but he grabs something out of his jacket and sprays it into Boss Man’s face. Thankfully, the referee counts 3! He reverses the decision, but this did a good job showing what Doink would do to win.

My Thoughts: Doink basically sprayed green stuff in Boss Man’s face until he left the WWF, I guess. Boss Man wasn’t seen on WWF TV again for many years. I really love seeing everything this version of Doink was doing and wish they’d given it more time. No complaints about the match, even though it was short. **.

That’s it for this time, and in my opinion, a few of those Raws weren’t very good. The last one in particular was tough to get through, then they presented an interesting main event that they didn’t show the finish of. The WWF was very much in a state of transition at this point. I read that some guys left, in particular the Berzerker, who went to go sell cars. The battle royal on the February 15th Raw is a great look at what the WWF currently was. Anyway, next up for me is SuperBrawl 3. Looks like a fantastic card.

Best: Mr. Perfect vs. Ric Flair. Like, duh.

Worst: Crush vs. Terry Taylor. Was the worst thing I saw on many levels. Taylor deserved so much better than this.

Written by Sage Cortez

Sage is a boisterous Los Angeles sports fan. Unsurprisingly, like many other loudmouth LA fans, he also likes the Raiders and a range of combat sports.