Location: Sailing on the Spanish Hamada with Buff Bagwell's hat and THE DARK ANDRE's Watermelons.
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Jerry Lawler & Jeff Jarrett vs Moondogs, Concession Stand Brawl, USWA, (1/17/92)
Oh man, this was such an awesome dirty fight and I loved every second of it. Folks might take issue with there not being too much selling, but I personally loved the way guys would immediately shrug off an object being launched in their direction in order to get some more of the enemy. Felt like a chaotic and out of control war where the participants just wanted to punch and draw blood and no pain would be enough to keep them down for long. Great punches and bumps by all men involved and some truly nasty spots, such as Lawler attempting to smash a glass over the head of a Moondog, attempting to drown him in a sink and just launching cans of coke and bins with no remorse right at their heads. Jarrett is pretty much in the background for the most part and when the camera cuts to him his left shoulder and back have some nasty cuts all over and it just puts over the entire ordeal. The Moondogs are such awesome surly bastards and this is no exception. They're not athletes but they're perfect in this environment where they can just punch the shit out of your heroes and bleed like pigs whilst their fat stomachs tell the story of bar regulars who view working out as taking away time they could be rough housing some innocent bloke in a rundown bar in Memphis. Anarchy, great punches and bumps, some really subtle but fine Lawler selling of a Moondog punch and the only thing missing was the absence of Lance Russell to really sell this bloodbath. This was certainly tickety-boo.
Jerry Lawler & Jeff Jarrett vs Moondogs, USWA (1/25/92)
Amazing match which manages to surpass the efforts in the first encounter. Harrowingly violent war with some incredible bumps and feats of brutality. Opening is insane with one of the Moondogs taking a disgusting back bump over the rope onto the apron at a horrifying angle and when one of the Moondogs goes to cheapshot Lawler he gets absolutely nuked face first with a chair thrown 100mph by Jarrett coming out of picture and it looks like it should have led to a concussion. Far too many bumps and visually impressive moments to describe, but Lawler launching a bin right into the neck of one of the Moondogs, a wooden table being thrown straight into the face of another Moondog by Jarrett and Jarrett getting the bone thrusted straight into his throat stood out by far. Some emphatic and brutal chair shots to both Lawler and Jarrett and there's a particularly nasty looking guardrail bump late in the match on the outside.
Lawler sells terrificly and has a great comeback before the match breaks down into a free for all with referees getting slaughtered as they have the audacity to try and intervene and restore a sense of moralty into this disgusting affair. A fireball to the ever infuriating Richard Lee at the end by Lawler is still arguably only a top 3 moment in the match in terms of violence. Moondogs continue to excel in this seedy back alley environment with some hideous punches, a willingness to take frightening and horrific bumps and just creating this enamouring presence whenever they're on screen. Even the guys from Deliverance wouldn't want to fuck with these chaps. Again this match was without doubt tickety-boo.
I still need to watch mania:
6 (besides hogan/warrior),
26 (besides taker/hbk)
27 (besides Taker/HHH)
I'm thinking of getting WM 2 out of the way since I want to experience it's awfulness.
Originally Posted by Skeff
thank god the rocks back and he is so awesome *swooon* the 2 wins against the skinny guy are nothing compared to what he's going to do at wrestlemania, defeat John Cena, introduce the new wwe satelite championship and be the reigning, defending via satelite champion whilst filming hercules this summer, I'm marking out already.
On the topic of great tag matches, here's a few other random ones that I don't think were mentioned that I remember really enjoying:
The Fantastics vs. The Midnight Express (GAB '88)
Austin & Flair vs. Sting & Steamboat (WCW Saturday Night 7/30/94)
World's Greatest Tag Team vs. Mysterio & Kidman (Smackdown 8/14/03) still think I'm the only person that's seen this, probably better than their Vengeance match.