This wasn't the best follow up show to Wrestlemania, but it was still pretty good at the time, not sure if it still holds up today. Taker and Kane's inferno match was a sight to behold at that point, and I remember being on the edge of my seat for the entire match. I liked the main event between Austin and Dude Love a lot, and that ending, when Austin knocked Vince out with the chair really made me anticipate what was going to happen on Raw the next night. You don't get that kind of anticipation in wrestling anymore.
Post by lifelongwwefan on Nov 30, 2012 23:01:20 GMT -5
Unforgiven comes to Greensboro NC and is not a bad follow up to Wrestlemania the month before. Ken Shamrock/Steve Blackman/Faarooq win a decent 6-Man opener against The Nation with Faarooq getting the pin on The Rock. Triple H once again retains the European Title against Owen Hart in another solid Match thanks to some help from X-Pac & a Fire Extinguisher. New Midnight Express retain the NWA Tag Titles against the out of date Rock N Roll Express but Jim Cornette getting into it with Tim White was entertaining. Luna wins the 1st ever Evening Gown Match against Sable. New Age Outlaws take on the LOD for the Tag Titles and escape again with a dusty finish following the double Pin. Undertaker & Kane meet again the in the 1st ever Inferno Match which was very entertaining with Taker getting the win. Main Event for the WWF Title as Stone Cold Steve Austin takes on Dude Love in a very fun brawl. Vince gets involved and tries to screw Austin at one point. Vince takes a sick chair shot from Austin & Dude is awarded the Match by DQ for striking an Official. Austin keeps the Title but has not seen the last of Dude Love or Mr Mcmahon.
Post by 666thegame666 on Dec 1, 2012 3:38:02 GMT -5
WWF comes to the home of Starrcade and His Airness
1. Shamrock, Farooq and Steve Blackman def The Nation: So Farooq is out of the Nation and The Rock is now calling the shots. Match is really bad. They should of just done either another Rock vs Shamrock match or just Rock vs Farooq which seems more logical than doing a tag.
2. HHH vs Owen Hart: Nice usage of the old cage above the ring to contain Chyna very fitting for the location of this show being old NWA territory. Match its self is not as good as the mania match but still a decent match. HHH retains as Owen Hart continues to look more and more devalued.
3. The New Midnight Express vs The Rock And Roll Express: Now im really convinced this NWA angle is just a giant rib on Cornette. Why the fuck is the NASCAR driver and the cowboy trying to be The Midnight Express what the fuck is wrong with the creative team. I know the idea here is to try redo the classic feud but fuck this is bad. Bob and Bart are fucking shit workers and Morton and Gibson look so out of place here. Just fucking awful.
4. Luna def Sable: Another shit match but everyone gets what they want Sable getting striped out of clothing.
5. NAO def LOD: So another match between these teams. Once again NAO make the LOD look like shit even after LOD missed weeks and weeks and make a Mania return after a supposed repackage. Match is bad.
6. Undertaker def Kane: Infero Match debuts and its pretty solid. Taker goes over but like they did at Mania they keep Kane strong. Taker does another dive out the ring which is the best spot of the match.
7. Steve Austin def Dude Love: Great main event. Dude Love worked better in this heel role than as his babyface role from 1997. Austins run gets off to a great start with a really great match and the classic end with his counting the 3 to retain his belt.
Overall a really bad show in terms of the undercard. The double main event saves what would of been an awful show.
1. Shamrock, Blackman and Farooq def The Nation ½* 2. HHH def Owen Hart **¾ 3. New Midnight Express def The Rock And Roll Express * 4. Luna def Sable ½* 5. NAO def LOD ¾* 6. Undertaker def Kane **¾ 7. Steve Austin def Dude Love ****
The trend continues upwards, although this show does have some big speed-bumps. We start off with 6-man action, as Shamrock and Farooq, with Blackman's help, go over The Nation. Average match that begins the transition of Rock away from Shamrock. Triple H and Owen go again, and again Trips wins. I am not sure why Owen keeps losing, and feel that he really should have won this "rubber match". However, it was a decent match. The we have toilet break, as the NEW Midnight Express beat the Rock"n" Old Express. Waste of time. Then we have the male demographic match as Sable loses her clothes and the match, but no one is sad about that. The Outlaws again face OLD (I mean LOD). I think Roaddogg said it best- "How many times do we have to beat these Fossils". Match isn't bad, and the Outlaws continue to look like the number 1 team. Sadly they had to do the old "Animal pinned himself thing". The we get Taker vs Kane in the "Don't play with Fire match". Not that great a match, and it was obvious who was going to win the match (the man who had exposed skin). The PPV finishes with a smoking hot main event, as Austin and DUDE LOVE tear the house down in a great match, which finishes with a vicious chair shot to McMahon. One of the few times that a "no decision"/screwy finish is totally acceptable and plays into the storyline. I loved the main event, and couldn't wait for the next installment.
Last Edit: Dec 3, 2012 6:30:23 GMT -5 by icemandave
Just recently found this tape at a local comic show, couldn't of been perfect timing for this feedback. The 6 man was alright. A Rock/Faarooq match would of been better on it's own. Hunter/Owen was a good match with Chyna being held up in the cage. Amazing feet of strength by Chyna stretching the bars on the cage (probably trick bars being realistic). Midnight/Rock N Roll was just there. No point really. Sable/Luna was only a treat to see Sable next to nothing finally. Not sure how many would want to see Luna the same way. Outlaws/LOD was decent. We get another musical performance from Jarrett with Saywer Brown, however, El Gigante was supposed to be the main act. Maybe you guys can have him on to explain what happened here. Inferno match was a "red hot" concept that was a good follow up match from Wrestlemania. Even if the match wasn't that good, the build was. Austin/Dude was a great main event that doesn't get talked about that much I feel. McMahon took a wicked chairshot and sold it well. Decent event overall.
What a stupid match between Triple H and Owen Hart. Way too much time is devoted to watching Chyna ridiculously bending bars and swinging from a cage and then as usual Hunter cheats his way to the win. Why on earth Scott likes this dickhead so much I will never know. It's possible that the match between the The Rock 'n' Roll Express and the new Midnight Express actually might be one of the worst matches I have ever seen. It's embarrassing seeing them try to run down to the ring to The Rockers music while they move about as fast as Stephen Hawking. We get a better view of Sable's ridiculous boob job. She is literally carrying two globes around on her chest. Give me Sunny over her any day. Yet another Dusty finish for the LOD. Pretty much identical to the one that happened a year earlier against Owen & The Bulldog. I think a heel run would have been perfect for them at this point. Jeff Jarrett comes out using his old gimmick yet again. Fuck off. Didn't enjoy the inferno match as there is absolutely no atmosphere and the wrestling, well, there isn't any. Again the wrestling in the Stone Cold v Dude Love match is very poor. The best bit of the match is when Steve is on the mat and he accidentally spits right in Mike Chioda's face and he reacts like he has been shot. Good on Vince though for taking an unprotected chair shot to the head. I guess it turns out I didn't like the PPV very much at all. Some interesting ideas and concepts but I don't think they all come off here.