As WWE SummerSlam 2015 arrives in a couple of weeks (and don’t forget NXT Takeover: Brooklyn earlier that same Sunday), I thought about one of my favorite matches of all time, featuring one of the greatest emerging faces of the era versus the the greatest emerging heels of the early 1990’s. I’m talking about the match between Bret “The Hitman” Hart and “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig from SummerSlam 1991, where each man truly broke away as top stars in the WWE.
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It’s time for Episode #86 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses Bond, J. Max Bond, Architect, a single-fixture bathtub and bathroom sink, how JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure looks awesome in MS Paint, and Mr. Perfect vs. The Nature Boy on RAW! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Historic Bond Sinks/Bathes JoJo with Perfect Flair – WIRed #86”
This is the definition of a classic match with a classic build; both leading up to the match and the match itself. Not a lot of people talk about “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig and Ric Flair’s “Loser Leaves WWE” match from early-1993. Not only was it one of the best (FREE) RAW matches of all time, it was one of the WWE’s best matches PERIOD, and should have put Hennig over as one of the top babyfaces in the company. Unfortunately, the rivalry came up on the short end of feuds against “The All-American/Lex Express” Lex Luger and “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels throughout the rest of 1993, and essentially letting this memorable RAW moment be cast aside. Continue reading “Mr. Perfect vs. Ric Flair: Loser Leaves WWE (1993)”
On July 3rd (over a month ago), the 1989 cult classic film No Holds Barred was released for the first time ever on DVD. The film features Hulk Hogan — in his first starring role — as Rip, the larger-than-life pro wrestling champion who’s been defeating some of the biggest bad guys ever to enter the squared circle. When Rip’s success and popularity catches the attention of a shady TV executive Tom Brell (Kurt Fuller, Wayne’s World), he finds himself stuck in the middle of a plan to boost the network’s ratings — which were sinking — by scheduling him in a match against a vicious monster-of-a-wrestler named Zeus (Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Friday). I must admit, this film is corny at times and over-the-top, but it’s still a very enjoyable and entertaining experience. The film also stars Joan Severence (See No Evil, Hear No Evil), along with Mark Pellegrino (TV’s Lost & Supernatural), and the late-Robert “The Jeep” Swenson. Continue reading ““No Holds Barred,” Starring Hulk Hogan: The Movie & The Match”