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29 years ago tonight on RAW (12/6/93); Shawn took on 1-2-3 Kid in a really good match. One of my favorite underrated HBK matches ever:
Man I used to love watching Shawn Michaels go at it with Owen Hart. They’re feud is very underrated and his matches with Davey Boy Smith were also underrated. My fav shawn vs owen match was at in your house on the way to Shawns wrestlemania 12 showdown with Bret But this match was not bad either.October 20, 1997:
Overview: On tonight's RAW, Shawn will take on Owen Hart in a Title vs. Title match as Shawn puts his European Title up for grabs and Owens puts his IC Title up for grabs as Shawn gets ready to take on Bret for the WWF Title in just 20 more days. DX makes it's presence felt as it usually did in this time period as we get closer to the Shawn/Bret Showdown at Survivor Series 1997. Shawn is wearing his GOAT Hell in a Cell 1997 gear, which I love.
Review: RAW opens up with a tag match between Rocky Maivia & Kama Mustafa vs. Ahmed Johnson & Ken Shamrock. DX comes out with lawn chairs and sit at the top of the stage with signs:
Later on in the show, Shawn takes on Owen Hart:
Owen starts out hot:
Owen then hits Shawn with an spinning heel kick and clotheslines him over the top and the outside. Owen goes for a baseball side, but misses. Shawn drops him on the guardrail and then throws him into the steel steps. Shawn piledrives Owen on the outside during commerical. Back from commercial, Owen is in control and hits Shawn with an overhead belly to belly suplex. He works Shawn over in the corner and puts him in a sleeper:
Shawn back-suplexes Owen to get out of it, and starts punching him on the floor. Shawn get a 2 count off a dropkick. Shawn then puts Owen in a sleeper:
Owen gets out of it and then slingshots Shawn into the top turnbuckle for a two count! Fast moving action here. Owen goes shoulder-first into the ringpost as Shawn moves out of the way. Shawn bodyslams Owen and hits his patented, beautiful top rope elbow drop. Shawn tunes up the band for Sweet Chin Music, Owen ducks, and hits Shawn with an enziguri!
Out comes AUSTIN from the crowd, he stuns the ref! Shawn then hits Owen with a superkick but there is no ref to make the count. Out comes Bret who attacks Shawn! Out comes DX as Rude chop-blocks Bret from behind, and HHH and Chyna remove Shawn from the ring. Out comes Jim and Davey to the ring with Bret, as DX leaves ringside.
Analysis: What a hot segment! The heat for Shawn/Bret continues to build as we get closer to Survivor Series. Really good match that Meltzer rated 3 stars. Shawn has been on fire in-ring, on the mic, and as a character since coming back at SummerSlam.
ANother one of my all time favorites. Wish these 2 had more matches because this one was a banger. And this is before I even liked Mick Foley. I didnt learn to appreciate his greatness until a few years later when he won the title for the first time. 2 legends.These "Wrestling Bio" videos on Youtube are always really well done. Well, they released this one yesterday, reviewing In Your House: Mind Games, which of course means, they covered the all-time classic between Shawn and Mankind. Highly recommended if you're bored: