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Hulk Hogan’s Micro Championship Wrestling Episode 3 (well oiled machine)

Just to recap the last episode of Hulk Hogan’s Micro
Championship Wrestling going down the tubes. They had their biggest and worst
“wrestling show.” The women weren’t getting along (it is a reality show
afterall), the new guy was hired then quit, and the star and co owner of the
promotion was fired… explain to me how someone can get fired when they co own
the promotion.

180 TURN
Episode 3 was a total 180 (just like episode 2 was a 180
from episode 1). They did 2 wrestling shows. The first was in some tiny VFW bar
(Hulk Hogan did not show up), and featured Meatball in 2 matches back to back.
Meatball wasn’t in the last episode, he’s a midget that is the same size around
as he is tall. That’s quite an accomplishment.

THE WOMEN
The women were used as valets thank god, but there was an
out of ring squabble that got more heat than anyone else on the show. The crowd
wanted them to wrestle, but no. Later in the show, Pat Tanaka was trying to
teach Trixie how to wrestle and she refused to work with … the fat woman. I
would too quite honestly. They’re both bad workers someone could get hurt.

So instead the new diva manager, Jersey Jill ended up
bumping around with the fat one. Jersey Jill has a lot of upside. Meanwhile,
Trixie sat out and revealed in a different interview that wrestling is a
stepping stone to appear in Playboy. There’s no way Playboy would have her,
Hustler has more of a freak show element. They might have her. Hulk Hogan
warned her by phone to step it up or she’ll get cut.

It was Demo’s birthday, so they all went to the strip club.
Wow wouldn’t that qualify as sexual harassment or something if people from your
work forced you to go to a strip club? Whatever. The fat diva ended up spanking
demo after the strippers warmed him up. Naturally the fat woman is the first to
spank anyone she works with. Ever notice how that works?

The crew found a flea market to buy props at. Old pimp
costumes, kendo sticks. The midget wrestler Justice actually explained how a
kendo stick works. It hurts when you hit then it pinches your skin on the way
back. Nice work Justice.

Later on Jersey Jess and the fat diva found a lingerie shop
and went shopping. After trying on several outfits, some good some bad, jumbo
found one, but they didn’t show it… you’d have to tune in later. What a tease…

BLIXX THE HEEL
If all of this sounds like fluff, it was. The real story
here was Blixx, who is the midget Shawn Michaels with a bigger ego. The show
revolved around him this week, last week, and the first episode. He missed the
VFW show because he had the flu. The full sized wrestlers played up the fact
that no matter what you wrestle. So he didn’t wrestle.

SHORT SLEEVE SAMPSON
To replace the wrestler that quit the previous week, they
brought in a new guy, Short Sleeve Sampson. They hype him up, well Blixx hypes
him in his own way too… by saying 5 years ago they had a match and things got
too real. Real in pro wrestling… Anyway, Blixx ends up ball shotting Sampson
with a bell hammer.

At a dinner, Sampson is wondering why Blixx didn’t compete
in the VFW hall. Rightfully so. Sampson wonders why he didn’t puke in the
match… Words are exchanged.

The man who runs the company Johnny G, put together Blixx
and Sampson as a team so that way the ring could hold their two egos.
Afterward, Tracie the terrible wrestler found Blixx practicing and asked him
for help. So he helped her practice.

THE DIVA PAYOFF
After that came the second show of the week. This show drew
a large amount of people especially for midget wrestling. But Hulk Hogan was
there, so maybe that’s why. Trixie vs Fat diva was up first. The fat diva revealed
she had bought the shittiest costume out of the ones they showed.

Trixie showed that now she’s a marvel of wrestling and sure
enough her job is safe. Turning things around for all of the women.

THE MAIN EVENT
Moving onto the main event, it was Demo & Meatball vs Blixx
& Sampson. They showed how Blixx didn’t want to make a tag which just
seemed dumb. Even when he’s getting beat on. They played it up like he didn’t
want to let anyone else have a turn. Well eventually Sampson tags himself in,
wins the match and looks like a megastar doing it.

Then afterward Blixx is teamed up against by all 3 guys in
the match. They put him in a garbage can, hit him with things, staple a dollar
bill to his face. Melee ensues. That was payback for not wrestling with the
flu.

IN CONCLUSION
It’s all reality-show fake, but done in a way to get heat on the workers. The
matches are clips. Things are looking up from the last show, but I’m sure next
episode it will do a 180 and everything will fail again!

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Thoughts on TNA Impact (9-29-11)

The pretense of TNA Impact tonight was Hogan had an announcement to make. Unfortunately I don’t care. That’s not a draw to me or most people. Even though AJ vs Bobby Roode was the main event and they did lil segments here and there to hype it, I felt like that was still a back seat to Hogan’s announcement.

STING & BOBBY ROODE
HEAT: B-
STING: A
ROODE: B

This was more hype for Bobby Roode. This was great simply because Sting put heat on the match with Roode vs Angle. Kind of letting the world know Sting vs Hogan will not be the main event of Bound for Glory. It also looked good for Roode to get the rub from Sting. Lets the world know that Roode is the top baby face or will be… Angle came out, AJ came out, but didn’t add much to the segment.

#1 CONTENDER >> 5 MAN LADDER MATCH
HEAT: F
MATCH: C
FINISH: D

It was an ok match and could have used 5 extra minutes to be good. Austin Aries on commentary did a good job as a heel.

MEXICAN AMERICA vs INK INC
HEAT: C
MATCH: F+
FINISH: A
MEXICAN AMERICA: A
INK INC: C

This wasn’t a match, it was the destruction of Ink Inc. I liked this, because it put over Mexican America who really need it.

JARRETT w/ KAREN & KAZ w/ TRACI
HEAT: B
JARRETT: A
KAZ: D

Two men with their real life wives with them. This was a great segment complete with a pull apart.

TARA vs MADISSON RAYNE
HEAT: C
MATCH: C
FINISH: don’t even remember
RAYNE: A
TARA: C

Shockingly TNA revisited their history in a video package. It was good… But they can only do this once before it becomes beating a dead horse.

Rayne was all over the ref. It was greatly amusing and original, but they overdid it by the end.

DANIELS BACKSTAGE
DANIELS: B

Good, simple half minute segment to say that Daniels vs AJ will happen at Bound for Glory. Daniels is great as this weasel…

CRIMSON & JOE ANGLE
HEAT: C-
JOE: C
CRIMSON: C
MORGAN: C

Crimson is back from an injury at the hands of Joe… Joe cut a heel promo. Cut down the fans, cut down Crimson’s “streak.” Ends with a 50/50 brawl. Morgan ran out for the save…

POPE vs MR ANDERSON
HEAT: C
MATCH: C
FINISH: F
ANDERSON: C
POPE: C

Was this match face vs face? I couldn’t tell… one of the two men should have cut down the crowd or something… Devon’s kids are back in the crowd. Good for them.

I just fast forward through Anderson on the Mic. I know where he comes from. I know what his name is. Fans are actually chanting for Anderson… its not piped in. That has to mean something.

I don’t like Anderson, but he’s added more flair to his work in the past few weeks. He’s not as basic.

This match just turns into shit with distractions and interference. It would be one thing if a heel interfered but having 2 outside interferences felt like a bit much.

ROODE BACKSTAGE & AJ BACKSTAGE
Heat: D

Throughout the show both men have been backstage. Neither man is drawing heat to their match, but they’re pretty much selling the fact that it will be a real match. No friends.

POPE & DEVON ARGUEMENT BACKSTAGE
Heat: F
DEVON: A
POPE: C

This segment made little sense since TNA’s token black team have briefly been on the same page.

BOBBY ROODE VIDEO PACKAGE
Heat: C+

I really wish that Bobby had his own shirt instead of generic Impact shirts. This was all about Roode’s training and sacrifice. They had an interview with his wife and showed his kids. This is something that the Khali and Jinder angle could bennefit.

This goes to show that Roode is a normal guy, both in a good and bad way. Its good because it shows he’s real. He’s every man. Its bad where I think it deflated him by making him look so normal. Maybe less family more training….

BOBBY ROODE vs AJ STYLES
Heat: C
Match: B
AJ: A
ROODE: B-

To be honest, I’ve seen too much Bobby Roode over the last 3 weeks. My desire to see him is wavoring. But hopefully this is only temporary. He looks like HHH Jr and that’s probably a great thing. He has the look. He’s a safe guy. His promos have fire. But after these 3 weeks I’m not sure if he should be on top yet. Yet being the key word. Ready or not here he comes… That Bound for Glory was designed to get him ready, but I consider it a failure when Crimson was fake injured and some guys had 10 matches and others had 20.

I feel like I’ve seen 4 side headlock takeovers tonight.

There are AJ & Roode chats, which is good. They did a slow build to this match and picked their spots well. Roode has good quickness and good spring in his selling. Everything is very accurate that Roode does. AJ carried this match and made Roode look good. Roode looked good and made AJ look good. That’s how it should be.

I also think there are too many people hyping up Roode. You’re ready… you’re ready. I guess its better than hearing… you’ll never do it! or jobbing out the contender before the championship match. After the match the question is if AJ brought his best. That shouldn’t be a question. That shouldn’t do a statement. Fluffing up Roode makes me feel like Roode will doubt himself. In fact he looked like he was doubting himself. Its like constant reassurance makes for insecurity.

MAIN EVENT HULK HOGAN
Heat: A- (even though it was a face promo from a heel)
HOGAN: A

This is the main event… Hulk’s run is coming to a close… he should sign a WWE legends deal for $10,000 and just be done with it. It was a total face promo… for a heel. Uggg…. Hogan put over Fortune…. and said that he taught everyone he ever knew. Hogan retires… He gets misty. It was very good. He got shaky and announced next week he would be retiring.

Sting is in the back and burries Hogan. He’s done this before where only Sting sees through Hogan’s mist… well it never seems like Hogan is being disingenuous. Sting ruined this.

IN CONCLUSION
It was a good show. Sting put over Roode. Mexican America looked strong. Madisson Rayne is still a standout Knockout… Pope & Devon make no sense… and I almost forgot about the Jarretts and Kazarians.

Hogan’s promo was memorable… but Sting’s disbelief almost ruined it.

Review of 1998 WCW Souled Out (and the infamous Nash>Giant powerbomb)

OVERALL
Hopefully I won’t give anything away with my review of this card. 1998 was a time where I was all gothed up and going to college. I was busy watching WWE at the time. This show took place right after the Sting vs Hogan match at Starcade 1997 that had a shit finish where the championship was held over… for 2 months… 2 dubmass months. This PPV was when the NWO was still one single faction and it was 1/4th of the company of wrestlers. So it was all out WCW vs NWO. Just hearing the title of the PPV… WCW, NWO and SNICKERS present… Souled Out! Without the title on the line… I thought that Ric Flair vs Bret Hart was the main event… because that’s what they talked about all night. No I was wrong. It was Lex Luger vs Randy Savage.

CHAVO JR, JUVENTUD GUERRERA, SUPER CALO, LIZMARK JR vs LA PARKA, PSYCHOSIS, EL DANDY, SILVERKING
HOT OPENER! Wow this was good. Sure there were botched spots, but this was the best opening 8 man that there could ever be!

CHRIST BENOIT vs RAVEN
They kick off this match by banning the flock from ringside. Wow what a bland match. If anything Raven was the star with Benoit just selling. What’s bad is there were 2 standing 10 counts in a row. I hate to say it, but this was like watching 2 corpses wrestle.

Cruiserweight Champion CHRIS JERICHO vs REY MYSTERIO JR
– This was a good match, not the greatest. Jericho worked the injured leg of Rey and Rey… jumped and springboarded and did everything he normally does. Rey sells nothing.

JJ DILLON & RODDY PIPER make an announcement with SCOTT HALL, STING & HULK HOGAN
– Question. Why do 2 men need to announce a match for 2 men to have a shot at a 3rd man at the next PPV? Why did 2997 Starcade end with the belt being held up after Sting & Hogan. Why did Scott Hall get a title shot months earlier at World War 3 and have to wait 3 – 4 months before getting a title shot. Why? Why? Why!!!!!!!!!

TV Champion BOOKER T vs RICK MARTEL
– Wow Rick Martel. I felt like I was watching Ken Kennedy. This was a dull and awkward match that I had no interest in, nor did they make me want to watch. The work was memorably bad like when the Quebec Crab was put on Booker… Booker ‘s body and legs were straight out….

SCOTT HALL vs LARRY ZYBISCO
– Wow another match… There was a notable swerve in this match. They worked the best match they could, but wow was the crowd against Larry. You’d think he was the biggest heel and he was the face in all of this! There was a lot of stuff toward the end that made no sense, which seems to be on par. Larry’s moves were also outdated and just didn’t look right.

The tag team champs weren’t defending their belts on this card…

NWO BUFF BAGWELL & SCOTT NORTON & KONNAN vs STIENER BROTHERS & BIG RAY TRAILER
This was a shmoz. The story of this match was that Rick Stiener didn’t trust his own brother Scott… So he wasn’t letting Scott in the ring. That seems dumb. If he doesn’t trust his brother HIS OWN BROOOOTHERRRR!!!! why not just tag him in and let him get beat up? This was… uh not good. Its interesting though how WCW slow built the Scott, Buff & Rick love triangle over a 6+ month period.

THE GIANT vs KEVIN NASH (powerbotch)
This is the infamous match where Nash dumped the Giant on his head. There’s nothing spectacular about this match other than it happened 2 hours into the card. The card really just flew by in a haze of meh… Hogan and Bischoff were out there for Nash. Bischoff got laid out it was nice. The highlight is the botched powerbomb. Legend has it that Nash was told to work out in the gym to powerbomb the Giant, but he said he’d powerbomb him anyway. It was interesting hearing the commentators say Paul Wight is 500 lbs yet he’s much slimmer in WCW than WWE. It must be all of that hair.

They also have officials rush out to help the Giant… but not from the powerbomb. The powerbomb was just a botched spot and doesn’t involve the finish… therefore they didn’t care. Having no music to go out on would have been nice. Also Bobby Heenan wasn’t convincing me of the sevarity of things…

RIC FLAIR vs BRET HART
This match seemed to have no build to it… just thrown out there cold. Morons. Hopefully they built up to the PPV with promos, but instead WCW made it seem like the Internet fans built this one up wondering… who’s the best wrestler. Well tonight it was proven. This match was the best match of the night.

Bret Hart countered virtually everything and never let Ric have any offense unless Ric cheated. Luckily that was 25% of Flair’s offense. It was your typical Hart match. It was great in the ring with basic holds and locks, but done effectively. Tony Shavonti on commentary was surprisingly top notch on calling little nuances. I was amazed. Good 15 minute match if that

LEX LUGAR vs RANDY SAVAGE
Over very quickly. Apparently the story here was Liz. She was all over this match, which as a heel vallet she should be. The match ended… I’m not even sure who won. Then the aftermath happened.

IN CONCLUSION
Bad PPV. Dull and uninspired matches. No main event title defended… nor was he wrestling… nor was the top contender wrestling and your #2 contender was wrestling a retired guy… but they did have an angle with 5 men for 1 belt to announce that at the next PPV they’d have the match. This was a big fuck you to the fans.

Review of 2001’s WWA Inception PPV (dry humpingest wrestling PPV ever)

OVERALL
Hopefully I won’t give anything away with my review of this card. 2001 is when I had dropped out of college and kept doing what was putting me through college. That was a mistake. This WWA show took place in Australia (which was smart, because the show was packed and hot). Since this show took place right after WCW folded, WWA took a lot of their B-C level guys. The show was headlined by a 7 deadly sins tournament for the new (and cheap looking) WWA heavyweight championship. 7 matches… all with gimmicks (except 1 really…). This is an entertaining PPV, maybe for all of the wrong reasons. Gimmick matches, good wrestling, laughable matches and so on. One notable thing is that Jerry Lawler and Jeremy Borash were on commentary and the commentary was out loud int he arena!

QUARTER FINAL MATCH LADDER MATCH >> JUVENTUD vs PSYCHOSIS
– Juvi went through his talking like the Rock phase and Juvi cut a Rock like promo here. Both luchedores wrestled unmasked since they lost their masks in WCW (terrible idea). I could have sworn this was for the WWA cruiserweight title… but it wasn’t. Good opener.

QUARTER FINAL MATCH DOG COLLAR MATCH >> K-DOG (KONNAN) vs ROAD DOG
– I’m surprised Road Dog wasn’t copyright by the WWE. He even mentioned DX. Konnan came out with his normal shtick, but made a subtle heel out of himself. This was a forgettable and quick match that ended… well with Konnan hog tied (or dog tied) bent over for Road Dogg who dry humped his anus. I don’t think I’d work with Road Dog ever… This was just a taste of things to come.

QUARTER FINAL MATCH HARDCORE MATCH >> DEVON STORM vs NORMAN SMILEY
– This was a good match, but it felt long at times when they had to set up spots. I wish there was more to say that wouldn’t ruin it. Oh plenty of plunder and going around the arena and highspots. Wow there was a lot of big wiggling done to Devon’s butt (2x) and once to Norman’s… I’m surprised WWA didn’t have Norman vs Road Dog to see who could own the anus dry humping move.

QUARTER FINAL MATCH BATTLE ROYAL >> BUFF BAGWELL & DISCO INFERNO & STEVIE RAY & EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WWA INCLUDING REFS, CAMERAMEN, WOMEN… and others…
– Brett Hart as commessioner made an open Battle Royal as a quarter final match… Brilliant idea Bret… Open to everyone in the WWA. This was sheer comedy. It was entertaining, but I can imagine people hating it.

QUARTER FINAL MATCH >> NATHAN JONES vs JEFF JARRETT
– Five quarter-final matches??? A bracketing would have been nice… Australia’s own 7′ tall monster in a match against a heel Jeff Jarrett. Some Australian talk show host was here with Nathan. He took a guitar shot. This match was good and Jeff Jarrett proved he can carry Nathan.

SEMI FINAL 3-WAY MATCH >> LENNY vs LODI vs ROAD DOG
– This was supposed to be whoever won the ladder match vs Road Dog, but whatever. So 2 guys with a gay gimmick came out to face the Road Dog who had just anal humped Konnan in his previous match. They told the story that every 3 way tells, which is eventually the 2 heels break down and its a true 3 way.

SEMI FINAL WHIPPING LUMBERJACK MATCH >> JEFF JARRETT vs BUFF BAGWELL
– I don’t remember much about this match, other than Buff came out with 6 or 8 hotties that had whips that surrounded the ring to whip or massage whoever fell out.

SKIN TO WIN 4-WAY >> NO CLUE vs NO CLUE vs NO CLUE vs MAN IN DRAG
– Thank god the man in drag was in this. Sure you might laugh, but he held this match up and carried it! He worked his ass off. The object of this match was pretty much to rape your opponent. The first 2 women that were wearing string bikini tops were stripped to a lot of boos.

BLACK WEDDING MATCH >> VAMPIRE WARRIOR vs LUNA VACHAUN
– Quick match… Luna wrestled in a thong. They told the story… but failed… that Gangrel didn’t want to hurt his wife. They really failed here. Not a good match, but quick…

CAGE MATCH >> DISCO INFERNO vs FRUITS IN SUITS
– Wow one of the fruits was dumped off of the top of the cage. He was dead… but then came back to life. Sheer comedy. It was great stuff though. Good news… the Fruit in Suit that fell from the cage to the floor was still alive…

WWA TITLE CAGE MATCH FINAL >> JEFF JARRETT vs ROAD DOG
– Good match, a lot of story telling, but I’m sure the fans were very confused when both men left the cage over the top without a finish. Commissioner Bret Hart did guest commentary and kept the belt warm for the guys… Jarrett put a sharp shooter on Road Dog to taunt Bret, then Road Dog put one on Jarrett… That involved Bret… who can’t wrestle a match, but whatever.

IN CONCLUSION
– This was a very entertaining PPV, despite how much anal humping there was. Hot crowd that popped for everything (because Australia hadn’t seen anything). I’d definitely want to see another WWA PPV. It probably did no favors for making wrestling credible.

Review of 1998 WCW Fall Brawl

OVERALL
Hopefully I won’t give anything away with my review of this card. 1998 was a time where I was all gothed up and going to college. I was busy watching WWE at the time. This show took place at the height of WCW vs NWO vs 4 Horsemen vs Wolfpack. It was headlined by a War Games with 3 teams and the winner would get a title shot against Goldberg. This is the first old PPV I’ve watched in years. Well the first PPV in general that I’ve watched in years. The crowd was hot, the matches were awesome. This is a gem of a PPV. Everyone was over no matter what their height or wrestling skills. The heels did heel things and it really made me think WCW knew what they were doing. The heels all had managers to interfere. The heels all cheated or said things douchebaggery. The commentators actually put over the talent and didn’t bicker. One thing though… they need to point out what championship belt their guys are holding. I had to think about things…

ALEX WRIGHT / DISCO INFERNO vs JIM NEIDHART / BRITTISH BULLDOG (BROTHER IN LAWS)
– The opening contest lasted 15 minutes between 4 guys that probably shouldn’t have gone 15 minutes. This was a good opener. Very solid. I couldn’t tell who were the heels really. Maybe they both were.

TV Champion CHRIS JERICHO vs GOLDBERG (PARODY)
– Jericho kicked off the show by challenging Goldberg. So he had his match with Goldberg. Believe it or not Goldberg got a comeback and Jericho was pissed. Spots like that are for all of the fans who come to laugh at Jericho. Its his role.

EARNIST MILLER vs NORMAN SMILEY
– Quick match, pretty forgettable, but Earnist Miller started it out by saying he doesn’t want to hurt another brother so he’s gonna turn around wait 5 seconds and Norman better be gone. Wow what a heel move. WWE and TNA could benefit from little stuff like this.

SCOTT STIENER w/ BUFF BAGWELL vs RICK STIENER
– A match months if not years in the making… this was a hot crowd and it helped everything in the match. It was a brawl that ended up with Buff Bagwell getting injured… really injured, stretcher and an ambulance injured.

Cruiserweight Championship JUVENTUD GUERRERA vs SILVERKING
– Simply said this match was thrown out there cold and it was awesome. I’ve never been a fan of Silver King, but this guy can do anything. Another shocker was the commentators really put over both guys.

RAVEN w/ FLOCK (who will get Saturn as a slave) vs SATURN (who will disband the flock)
– This match had everything… literally. People like to say Jeff Jarrett matches are overbooked (or TNA main events in general), this had swerves, half a dozen run ins, near falls, Kanyon cuffed to ringside. This match was awesome and highly entertaining! They started out with no crazy run ins then when it came to the near falls it was overbooked, but it was fantastic. Good job from both guys and it used everyone very wisely and at the end Saturn was a god among men.

Hacksaw Jim Duggan had kidney cancer removed.

CURT HENNING w/ RICK RUDE vs DEAN MALENKO
– You know its funny people always called Dean a vanilla midget and he’s not the tallest guy… but wow WCW booked this Malenko to have the crowd behind him. Kicking ass all over the place (usually against blonde heels). The fans were whipped into a frenzy and popping for leg locks and leg beatings. How did the WWF fail to get Dean Malenko over? Curt Henning did an amazing job selling, probably the best I’ve seen in years. Rick Rude had to carry him virtually. The only thing strange about this match was the fact this was a normal match, but they had built to it by having a steel cage match on Nitro.

Tag Champion, SCOTT HALL w/ VINCENT vs KONNAN
– Scott Hall was wobbly… Maybe he was drunk. Maybe he was pretending to be drunk… Since Vincent gave him a dark beer… I’ll assume this was his on air alcoholic gimmick. This match told a great story. A short face Konan who got the crowd solidly behind him against a giant cheating Scott Hall. He really used his height to his advantage, cheated, and used Vincent’s interference. Believe it or not the rope cheating spots were unlike every other match on the show. There was also an unforgettable stomping spot and the alcoholic was even put into the Tequila Sunrise. You could tell Konnan was the face… because he didn’t have anyone out with him. No one chanted boring… Maybe because they weren’t in the northeast and maybe because it was WWE who taught their fans to chant boring…

FALL BRAWL MAIN EVENT >> WCW: DDP / WARRIOR / PIPPER vs NWO: STEVIE RAY / HULK HOGAN / LUGER vs WOLFPACK: US Champion, BRET HART / STING / NASH
– Bruce Buffer’s brother got his money to announce the participants. The pinfall or submission could occur at anytime and the winner would get a title shot against Goldberg. This was a brilliant idea on WCW’s part. Having the pin or submission take place at any time draws a lot more interest.
This match suffered from fundamental flaws of the War Games… The cage is silver and needs to be black so people can see in it. It needed camera holes. It needed to be taller, because no one can powerbomb or dive off the top rope with this dwarfish cage. Oh then to top it off when the Warrior came in they engulfed the ring with smoke not once but twice… preventing anyone from seeing anything. The main story here was Hogan fears Warrior. Another flaw in the War Games logic is the fact that when one man wins a match… no one really knows or can see he won except he’s the one that leaves the cage. With something like Royal Rumble… the winner is the last man standing. Its the final visual of how a match ends and who beats his chest above all the rest that sticks in your mind.

IN CONCLUSION
– Wow WWE and TNA could learn from this show. Simple stories in the matches, long and diverse matches and everyone was over. It was a good time in wrestling… even if it was right before the beginning of the end.