(1) Johnny B. Badd (Marc Mero) beat Scotty Flamingo (Raven) in a boxing match via TKO. No seconds for this one. Due to popular demand, my poetry on these two has been discontinued.
(2) Barry Windham pinned Dustin Rhodes in 9:00. There was a referee bump and Windham whacked Rhodes in the back of the head with his boot. Slow-paced. Noticeably worse than two weeks ago when I saw the same match-up.
(3) Madusa fought the currently unincarcerated Paul E. Dangerously (Paul Heyman) for 5:00. They actually tried to have a match this time. Madusa was okay, considering the circumstances, but Paul E. was so stiff that he looked as dead as Bill Watts wants him. Included was one of the lamest chair "taps" in wrestling history. It was weird to see a man beating on a woman presented as comedy. Yeech!
(4) Great Muta fought Steve Austin to a 20-minute draw. As the time limit expired, Muta had Austin in a submission hold. Austin replaced the no-show Sting. Austin yelled at the crowd for three minutes before he locked up with Muta. Anything they did was well done, but they mostly just stood around.
(5) Big Van Vader (w/Harley Race) fought Masahiro Chono to a DCO at 15:31. Rick Rude was there in street clothes and Ron Simmons no-showed this scheduled tag. Pretty good match marred by a cheesy ending. Chono got over mildly by the end.
(6) Rick Steamboat & Shane Douglas beat Jushin Liger & Kensuke Sasaki when Steamboat flying-bodypressed Liger in 32:00. Liger did one mild flying spot out of the ring. Again, this was too slow-paced between the intermittent action, which was well-performed. Some of the audience actually walked out during this bout.
Notes: Brad Armstrong, scheduled to wrestle Brian Pillman, was also not there. Bill Wats, to his credit, was reportedly furious about the no-shows. ... What a great line-up. Too bad the work did not live up to the card's potential.
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