THE RING REPORT TV UPDATE Vol. 1, No. 8 4/25/93

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THE RING REPORT TV UPDATE  Vol. 1, No. 8  4/25/93
(the wrestling report for people with lives)
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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW 4/18/93 by IAN WINOGRAD
WHAT YOU MISSED: RAZOR RAMON VS VIRGIL. 00.06.58.13 . . . Razor Ramon came down with the toothpick in his mouth while Virgil jumped around. . . It started off with Virgil beating up Roman while the crowd chanted “Virgil” . . . Roman choked Virgil on the ropes, then Virgil went for a move and misseds. . . Later, Roman did a leg move on Virgil but Virgil got to the ropes. . .In the end, Roman gave Virgil the Razors Edge to beat him . . . GIANT GONZLAS VS L.A. GORE 00.01.19.60 . .  .Giant Gonzlas ran to the ring and the lifted Gore by his hair to bring him into the ring, then Gonzlas pined Gore with a choke . . .LUNA VACHON INTERVIEW. 00.02.05.08 . . . Luna screamed her head off then they showed footage of her WMIX brawls with SHERRI MARTEL in the ring and in the first aid room . . . The interview ended as they showed their brawl from last weeks Raw. . . TATONKA OVER ART THOMAS 00.02.29.24 . . . MONEY INC. VS THE BEVERLY BROTHERS. 00.12.58.63 . . . IRS said his thing to start things then Money Inc. jumped the Bevs from behind . . . the Bevs fired back and the crowd started to chant “IRWIN”. . . Blake and DiBiase started it off by trading blows. Ted did a lot of moves but Blake got right back up . . . Later, The Bevs started to  do quick tags. . .Towards  the end Ted taged Irwin but the ref. doesn’t see it.  IRS came in anyway and beat up Beau . . .In the end, Blake held Ted while Beau went for a clothesline and missed . . . Beau hit Blake and Ted pinned Beau . ..BRET HART Interview 00.05.30.63 . . . BAM BAM VS BILL OPELOW. 00.04.42.21 . . . Bam Bam did his basic moves and manhandled Opelow.  . . At the end Bigelow gave his opponent two head butts from the top rope and went for the third one FRIAR FURGESON came down and beat him up . . .

WCW POWER HOUR 4/24/93
Sigh.  One week after this show featured shows I hadn’t seen before they go back to the all-replay format.  With several shows a week I think they could try to find some NEW MATCHES for people dumb enough to be up at 9 AM and watching WTBS on Saturday mornings! It’s ERIC BISHOV’s fault, of course, that this show is about as consistent as his weekly voice changes . . .

WHAT YOU MISSED:  a reply of ARN ANDERSON vs. STEVEN DANE . . . THE HOLLYWOOD BLONDES defeated AMOS MOSES & JOEY JACKSON . . . BOBBY EATON defeated JOHNNY GUNN then brawled with Anderson . . . TEDDY LONG recapped the CACTUS JACK count out win over BIG VAN VADER last week on WCW SATURDAY NIGHT . . . “VANILLA” VAN HAMMER squashed GARY MCGOUGH . . . BOB “HURT ME” COOK lost to RON SIMMONS . . .BARRY WINDHAM successfully defended his NWA WORLD TITLE against STEVE “DON’T CALL ME MR. ELECTRICITY” REGAL . . .

WWF MANIA 4/24/93
What’s JIM ROSS doing with his Saturday Mornings?  I could put up with his new WWF-ized “gee whiz” style over TODD PETTINGIL’s “ain’t got a clue” style, I’d even watch the show without fast forward on if Ross replaced him.  Vince?  Vince?  Cut your losses, get rid of Todd, that annoying ROB BARTLETT, and for goodness sake, LUNA too!  Replace them with Ross, LORD AL HAYES, and GORILLA MONSOON in a skirt (well fans, at least I avoided the PAT PATTERSON jokes . . .), fans would FLOCK back into arenas . . . WCW arenas, that is . . .

WHAT YOU MISSED:  a recap of THE BEVERLY BROTHERS feud with MONEY INC. . . .THE BEVERLY BROTHERS vs. MONEY INC. from MONDAY NIGHT RAW . . . an update on CURT HENNIG . . . Hennig defeated BARRY HARDY . . . DOINK defeated JIM POWERS . . . and BAM BAM “I’M DOING THIS FOR THE MONEY” BIGELOW defeated OWEN “OUCH” HART . . .

WCW SATURDAY NIGHT 4/24/93
This has to be the one show on WTBS that ERIC BISHOV could not screw up!  Action, good matches, and dance lessons!  Need I say more?  Okay.  More: CACTUS JACK vs. BIG VAN VADER part II!  BOBBY EATON vs. ERIK “WHY AM I STILL AROUND NOW THAT DADDY IS GONE?” WATTS . . . & RON SIMMONS vs. PAUL ORNDORFF for the WCW WORLD TV TITLE . . . ya won’t see that on Monday Night Raw!

WHAT YOU MISSED:  TOO COLD SCORPIO & MARCUS ALEXANDER BAGWELL defeated TONY THE PRELIM and PAUL “BUDDY LANDEL II” LEE . . . after the match THE COLE TWINS came out to have a “dance party” and THE WRECKING CREW & TEX SLAZENGER & SHANGHAI PIERCE jumped them . . . a replay of the CACTUS JACK SLAM JAM PROMO . . .  CACTUS JACK did an interview; Jack had a broken nose and 27 stitches in his head . . . a scheduled match featuring RICKY STEAMBOAT & SHANE DOUGLAS turned into Steamboat defeating FURY in singles action when Douglas missed his airplane . . . BEN “I DIDN’T LEARN ANYTHING BY HAVING MY BUTT KICKED IN GLOBAL EVERY WEEK” JORDAN attacked RICK RUDE before the bell then forgot how to wrestle as the bell did ring . . . afterwards Rude did an interview and was searching the  crowd for someone . . . ERIC BISHOV & GORDON SOLIE did a SLAMBOREE update; they announced that BARRY WINDHAM would defend his NWA World Title vs. ARN ANDERSON, and that BIG VAN VADER would defend his WCW World Title vs. DAVEY BOY SMITH in the double main event of  SLAMBOREE . . . ERIC WATTS defeated BOBBY EATON by DQ. when CHRIS BENOIT interfered as Watts had Eaton in the SDF . . . afterwards, of all people, ARN ANDERSON saved Watts . . . RON SIMMONS pinned WCW World TV Champion PAUL ORNDORFF in the eleventh minute of a match where the title was on the line for the first 10 minutes of the match when DUSTIN RHODES distracted Orndorff . . . SCOTT “FLASH” NORTON nuked JOHNNY “MINOR LEAGUES HERE I COME” GUNN. . . THE MASKED ASSASSIN did a SLAMBOREE moment in which he challenged DUSTY RHODES . . . BLACKJACK MULLIGAN & LORD JAMES BLEARS are two of the new names to the SLAMBOREE guest list . . . THE HOLLYWOOD BLONDES defeated JOEY MAGGS & THE MYSTERY PRELIM . . . in the interview that followed Ricky Steamboat came out, the Blondes attacked him, and SHANE DOUGLAS made the save . . . IN THE BEST MATCH OF THE CARD: BIG VAN VADER won over CACTUS JACK by COUNT OUT in a WCW WORLD TITLE  DEFENSE . . . Jack had to be taken off in an ambulance after HARLEY RACE took off the mats around the ring and Vader POWER BOMBED Jack on the concrete . . . from a first hand account on another service it took 20 minutes for the ambulance to cart Jack out of the arena . . . and from what I noticed seeing it last night, ALL of the Fan Favorites came out to see what happened to Jack . . . Jack may be “crazy,” but I guess he has some friends on the “good” side . . .

WCW WORLD WIDE WRESTLING 4/25/93
WHAT YOU  MISSED:  RICK RUDE destroyed REX COOPER . . . MARCUS ALEXANDER BAGWELL & TOO COLD SCORPIO defeated CHRIS SULLIVAN & MIKE THOR . . .  in the interview that followed Scorpio & Bagwell challenged THE HOLLYWOOD BLONDES . . . GREG GAGNE & ERIC BISHOV announced these matches for THE COMPUTER CONTENDERS CHALLENGE: PAUL ORNDORFF will defend his WCW WORLD TV TITLE against SHANE DOUGLAS . . . MARCUS ALEXANDER BAGWELL & TOO COLD SCORPIO will face THE HOLLYWOOD BLONDES for the WCW/NWA WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES . . . DUSTIN RHODES will face KENSUKI SUSAKI for the WCW U.S. TITLE . . . JOHNNY B. BADD will challenge BARRY WINDHAM for the NWA WORLD TITLE . . . BIG VAN VADER will defend his WCW WORLD TITLE against RICKY STEAMBOAT . . . in a SLAMBOREE moment Eric Bishov & GORDON SOLIE announced that DUSTY RHODES, DON MURACO, JOHNNY VALENTINE, BLACKJACK MULLIGAN, & LOU THEZ will appear at SLAMBOREE . . . a recap of the ARN ANDERSON/BOBBY EATON feud . . . Anderson defeated TERRY TRAVIS . . . A GLOBAL FLASHBACK: RAINBOW BROWN & RUDE DOG lost to VINNIE VEGAS & BIG SKY . . . JOHNNY B. BADD defeated BRIAN HARKRIDER . . . TONY SCHIVANTE interviewed RIC FLAIR; Flair was excited about his up coming “FLAIR FOR THE GOLD” segments . . .

WWF SUPERSTAR OF WRESTLING 4/25/93
WHAT  YOU MISSED: SHAWN MICHAELS, without LUNA, smashed DALE “DON’T CALL ME DUSTY” WOLFE . . . THE STEINER BROTHERS squashed RINO RIGGINS & BILLY “DEAD MEAT” JONES . . . an announcement of THE BUSHWHACKERS new HOME IMPROVEMENT/WRESTLING video . . . SHERRI MARTEL tried to take BAM BAM BIGELOW’S  interview time . . . when Bam Bam objected TATONKA came to Sherri’s rescue. . . TITO SANTANNA gave LOUIE SPICOLLI a “flying taco” . . .  a WWF FAN CLUB promo . . . DAMION DEMENTO defeated K.C. CLERIC . . . a video featuring BILLY & BART, THE SMOKING GUNS . . . a quick promo for “THE KING OF THE RING” . . . TIM PATTERSON had his clock cleaned by JIM DUGAN; Dugan now wears a “star-spangled” outfit . . . GORILLA MONSOON did an update on LEX LUGER; he said that since the steel plate is technically part of Luger there’s nothing JACK TUNNEY can do to ban it . . .STEVE VEGA was set to wrestle TATONKA but Tatonka never made it out of the dressing room!  Bam Bam Bigelow had jumped him!  When the WWF showed footage over the wall of video screens we saw an unconscious Tatonka have his hair cut by the deranged Bigelow . . . CURTIS HUGHES blasted RAVEN CLARK; during the match HARVEY WHIPPLEMAN said he wanted to manage Hughes in an on-screen interview . . .

WWF ALL AMERICAN WRESTLING 4/25/93
WHAT YOU MISSED:  This was the 500 th episode of ALL AMERICAN WRESTLING and to celebrate things BOBBY HEENAN & GENE OCKERLAND hosted the show *live* from a blue screen with WASHINGTON DC superimposed in the background . . . a replay of JIM DUGAN defeating TIM PATTERSON . . . clips of previous AAW shows . . . SEAN DAKOTA & JIM ARMSTRONG lost to THE HEAD SHRINKERS . . . Ockerland updated everyone on the LEX LUGER situation . . . a quick KING OF THE RING promo . . . in the best match of a WWF show this weekend: PAPA SHANGO & KAMALA fought to a double count out when Kamala chased Shango back to the dressing room . . . more previous clips . . . TYPHOON sank BARRY HOROWITZ . . . more clips . . . a replay of THE SMOKING GUNS video . . . a replay of SHAWN MICHAELS defeating DALE ‘DUSTY IS MY TWIN BROTHER” WOLFE . . . more clips . . . even more clips . . . a replay of the TATONKA/BAM BAM BIGELOW incident . . . even more clips . . . MONEY INC. over ANTHONY “NO MIDDLE NAME” HOWARD and RICKY NELSON . . .

NOTES FROM THE MAD DOG
This has been a hectic week for the Mad Dog, I’m going through the end of semester “catch up really fast or die” blues while things have been getting weird on the COMPUSERVE message board. Therefore, I won’t “lecture” this week, I’ll just remind everyone that we’re all human (even if some of us bark and have fur), and we all have feelings and faults that make us human.

As humans we have certain responsibilities to each other and one of them, in my opinion, is to treat each other with respect and dignity; especially when dealing with someone who does not share a  “popular” opinion.  It may be hard to do at times but remember, screaming, feuding, and brawling like children over electronic bulletin boards does nothing to solve problems.  Chill out, count to ten, and think before you attack.  Sometimes attacking isn’t the way to go.  End of comments.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

MADDOGJMF