WWF'S MOST AMAZING MATCHES
Hey. This is a tape released by Coliseum Video in 1996 called "WWF's Most
Amazing Matches." This is a historically significant rant, as starting here,
I am going to work my way thru ALL my wrestling video's, and it is a pretty
big collection. So tune in to crz.net/wrestling to see the rants.
If you have any suggestions, here is my list of tapes. (I am doing them all,
but if I get suggestions, I'll do those first.):
- WrestleMania's I-XV
- WCW Clash of the Champions from 1996
- WCW Spring Stampede 1994
- Survivor Series 1996 (Tape missing Shawn/Sid)
- In Your House (February 1996)
- WCW Clash of the Champions from 1997
- Royal Rumble 1996
- In Your House "Buried Alive" from October 1996
- WCW Slamboree 1993
- "Deadly Venom" The best of Sting
- The Netcop Busts
- Summer Slam 1992
- Wrestle War 1989
- Great American Bash 1989
- Summer Slam 1994
- WCW Best of Series:
- Great American Bash
- Bash at the Beach
- Fall Brawl
- Halloween Havoc
- WWF "Best of" Tapes:
- Most Amazing Matches
- SummerSlam - The Greatest hits
- Most UNUSUAL Matches
- Greatest hits from the Heartbreak Kid
On with the rant. I feel like I'm watching FOX with the name of this tape.
I use this system:
***** - Excellent
**** - Very Good
*** - Good
** - Okay
* - Decent
DUD - Awful.
CRAPPY video package opens us up.
Great, Dok Hendrix is hosting this. As long as he don't wrestle.....
Bret Hart vs. Jerry Lawler, Kiss my Foot match: This is from KOTR 1995,
which is such a great show! (Sarcasm). Bret is pretty over here, and SHOULD
have been the WWF champion here. Like EVERY sign in the crowd is for Bret.
Bret brawls to start, kicking ass. King runs, and runs, but Hart keeps
killing him, systematically taking him apart. Lawler eventually changes the
pace, by ramming Bret into the steps. Now Jerry kicks HIS ass for a while.
Match is moving VERY slowly. Dok and Vince are on commentary, which is REALLY
terrible. Piledriver by Lawler, gives the crowd a heart attack. How goes Hat
guy, ALWAYS get front row seats? Another piledriver, and crowd is getting
pissed. A third by Lawler. In Memphis he's be considered dead. He covers, and
gets TWO! Lawler continues the assault, but Hart comes back to giant pops.
Lawler cheats to win, and tosses Hart to the floor, at which point The King
takes his boot off, and clobbers Hart. As a reference point, for weeks
building to this show, Lawler walked around in horse stables and stuff,
letting his feet become DISGUSTING to Bret would have to kiss them when Jerry
wins. Nice to see Cornette books once in a while.... okay no. The boot gets
two. Hart counters a foot in the face, and head buts him down low. "Sharp" is
used a lot by the announcers in different contexts. Okay... Anyway, Jerry
cheats OUTRAGEOUSLY, like a true cowardly heel, but eventually it backfires,
and Bret kicks more ass. Hakushi comes out to attack Bret but, of course, it
backfires (to a BIG pop). 5 Moves of Doom, all getting pops. Sharpshooter to
a SUPER large pop, and Lawler gives in. Listen to that pop, and tell me Hart
shouldn't have had the belt. Some foot kissing action goes on, as Jerry
kisses Bret's foot, and his own. Hat guy is having a blast. The match? Pretty
bad. * 3/4.
Casket Match: The Undertaker vs. King Mabel: From IYH December 1995.
Notice, Mabel has NO HEAT. So... lets see... a guy with NO HEAT gets to win
King of the Ring, AND Main Event SummerSlam? This is why the WWF sucked
around this point. UT, who gets a GREAT pop, wasn't even in an important
match at SummerSlam. This is the goofy face mask perioid BTW. Brawl to start
(and a bad one at that) Bossman slam by Mabel nearly squashes him, but UT
decides to no sell some offense, getting pops each time he sits up. Big
splash from the top misses, and UT kicks ass, which is "sold" by Mabel in the
vaguest form of it. Mabel's slow, bad offense follows. Mo is such a Mr. T rip
off on the outside. UT in the box, but they forget to close it, so UT
escapes. What stupidity is this? Mabel is scared by UT getting out, and gets
his ass kicked, and again "sells." Terrible chokeslam by UT puts him down,
and into the casket he goes. I feel like yelling BEACHED WHALE! After some
hijinks from Mo, the casket is closed. This is HORRIBLE. 1/2 *.
Diaper Match: Razor Ramon vs. 1-2-3 Kid: From Feb 1996 IYH. Kid is, of
course, X-Pac. Joined in progress, with Kid holding a sleeper. This takes
like 5 minutes. I believe this was the opener of that IYH, which I will do a
rant on later. Razor eventually escapes, and crotches Sean on the ropes. They
lie around for a while, and nothing really happens. Razor eventually hammers
away on him, and I think I hear them mumble "Ted Turner, here I come", but
I'm not sure. Moonsault by Kid reverses for 2, and Sean does some high flying
stuff trying to end this. Fallaway slam from the top by Razor. Whoa. Powder
in the face backfires on the Kid, and Razor's Edge hits. He does it once more
for the hell of it, and gets 3. Notice EVERYONE here (Razor, Kid, Ted
DiBiase) would join the nWo. **. Razor then puts a diaper on X-Pac. This made
the Netcop Busts.
Dok talks. He makes little sense.
Hogpen Match: Henry Godwin vs. Triple H: From December 1995 IYH. The
current WWF Champion, is wrestling a jobber. Huh. Joined in progress as they
brawl on the floor. Badly. Hillbilly Jim is the ref. Henry carries him over
to the pen, and Hunter escapes his grasp, and beats on him. Seesaw brawl by
the Pen, and a hard whip by HHH to the pen is a highlight... I guess. He
tries a pedigree, and almost gets backdroped in the pen. He drops an elbow
from the top of it. They stager around, and go back to the ring. Lawler makes
some fun of Arkansas. Once they get to the ring, they lie around, and don't
do much. Pretty sweet slam by Henry, which basically starts in a Walls of
Jericho position, and is pulled up, and slammed on Hunter's face. Impressive.
HHH copies some of Shawn's moves (corner bumps, and other ways of bumping.)
Did anyone notice it then? They fight back to the Hogpen, and Hunter
outsmarts Henry to get the advantage. HOG hits the slopdrop, and Hunter acts
dead but accidentally opens his eyes, sees the camera, and closes them.
Hunter backdrops him in the pen to win the match. Not bad, but not good. **.
Godwin then slams "The Game" in the mud, and lets the pigs run around. Hunter
has a nasty gash on his back. Splinter from the Pen I guess.
Cage Match: Bret Hart vs. Isaac Yankem: From RAW in 1995. Isaac is Kane.
Somehow I remember Lawler being in a sharkcage, but he isn't. Joined in
progress as Bret is about to escape, but Lawler climbs up to stop him.
Officials come out, and demand Lawler come down, but he won't, so Bret knocks
him down, and NOW they put him in the shark cage. That long haired, blond WWF
guy looks like my old French teacher. As the King is raised in the cage, Bret
and Yankem brawl in the cage. Damn this building is small, and half empty.
Bret almost escapes, but Isaac stops him, and slams him off. Kane tries to
escape, but Hart follows, and they brawl atop the cage, and Hart dumps him.
King gets a nose bleed from being "so high up." What? It's like 18 feet. Bret
continues to control in the ring, and hits the 5 moves of doom. This looks to
be in a High School Gym. Bret goes up, and JUST ABOUT gets out, and Isaac
stops him, and DDT's him. He then almost escapes, but Bret pulls him in. Odd
to hear Vince cheering on Bret. You can tell they were losing the rating war
here, as McMahon goes "A cage and a cage above that, only on RAW, ONLY in the
WWF!!!!" King tosses Yankem a key to open the padlock on the door, because it
was locked to keep King out. Bret stops him, and bulldogs him to the mat. 5
Moves of doom again, to pops. Hart climbs quickly and escapes to a sound
ovation. Surprisingly fun. ***.
Bottom Line: WELL. A mixed bag to say the least. Bret/Yankem in a cage
wasn't a "Great Match" by any means, but was definitely a fun match.
Everything on here is pretty decent, except the Casket Match, and the Kiss My
A recommendation, or a non- recommendation is pretty stupid here, considering
how hard this tape is to find. I've only seen it ONCE since I bought it at
Wal*mart in 1996. But if you do find it, I DO NOT recommend this one.
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