The Man Without Fear
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Texas by way of Illinois
Re: Classic Wrestling General Discussion: Review & Recommend Wrestlers/Matches/Shows
Doink the Clown vs. Marty Jannetty - 2 out of 3 Falls Match - Monday Night Raw 06/21/1993
I really had no expectations for a good wrestling match just an entertaining contest but Jannetty and Doink (Matt Bourne) changed my view quickly. During this "New Generation" era in the WWF it was fitting to have an evil clown as a villain to scare the kiddies. Doink’s mannerisms are spot on and while he has a smile on his face and bounces around the ring you can sense menace in him which is great. His malicious actions complement the scary nature of this jolly figure.
In the first fall, Marty and Doink work the standard showcase of atheletism and chain wrestling. The spot where one guy leaves the other bouncing off the ropes is a delight to see because it makes a fool out the guy and the match has a right to be FUN anyway. Doink obviously doesn’t like that Marty is playing his goofy game on him so the evil clown turns the intensity up a bit. After some back and forth exchanges, Doink gets a lucky break and pins Marty via a leg drop/senton from the top rope.
Towards final portion of the match Doink shows good psychology by attacking Marty’s legs on the ring post and then a Figure Four Leg Lock. A second Doink comes out and hides under the ring. I like how as the match progressed they continued to build layers to a solid story with Marty selling the knee but continuing to fight back, and Doink upping his arsenal on Marty with leg-work and submissions.
This match certainly exceeded my expectations and is a really good wrestling match. Both men played their roles well and delivered an exciting and entertaining Raw match.
Last edited by Clique; 08-09-2012 at 07:48 PM.