Where Wrestling's Regional History Lives!
- Scott Keith
Live from Miami, Florida.
Your hosts are JR, Tony Schiavone &
Opening match, US title:
Barry Windham v. Brad Armstrong.
Barry was just fresh into his US title
run as a mega-heel, beating the returning Nikita
Koloff in the finals of a tournament for the
works the arm to start, as does Windham. Brad gets a slam and Barry bails. Back in, Armstrong works a headlock and Windham bails again.
They work the mat against for a bit, but
Windham keeps cheating and the ref forces a
break. Man, when do you EVER see that anymore? Brad gives him a clean break in the corner, like a moron, and
Barry nails him.
Windham gets lazy on offense, though, and
Brads sends him scurrying again. Back to the headlock, and a criss-cross leads to another
in the crowd:
“Barry used to be a big hunk, now
he’s just a big punk”, with “Punk” and
“Hunk” done in glitter paint and the sign
held up by a 14-year old girl.
More on this phenomenon later.
Barry suplexes out of it and powerslams
him for two.
Figure-four, assisted by JJ, gets several
two counts as Brad can’t reverse.
He finally makes the ropes, but gets
in, Barry goes up and misses whatever it is
he’s usually going for up there, and Brad
Dropkick and kneelift set up a flying
bodypress for two.
Another one is blocked with the IRON CLAW
OF HIDEOUS DISMEMBERMENT, and that’s enough
for the win at 14:00 to retain.
Solid, but it seemed like they were going
for a 20-25 minute match and got sent home
early, which would explain all the headlocks
early on. **1/2
- I would like to take this moment to mourn the passing of WrestleCrap.com. Why? Because we bring out Lyle Alzado to hype his new sitcom, Learning the Ropes. Those of you who were around at this time will already be groaning in sympathy pains, but for those of you who were lucky enough not to be privy to that one, here’s the gist: Former football player (and admitted steroid abuser) Alzado plays a mild-mannered (but steroid-abusing) high school teacher with two wacky kids who just can’t make ends meet. So he takes a second job, working as a jobber for Jim Crockett Promotions called “The Masked Maniac”. More...