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WWF 1991: Chasing Immortality (TEW 2016)

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:16 pm
by Greg_McNeish
It is January 1991. The Ultimate Warrior has been World Champion for 9 months, while Hulk Hogan has overcome the risk to his legacy and perhaps life posed by the massive Earthquake. Sgt Slaughter has shockingly turned his back on America, becoming the most hated man in the WWF, while the 'Macho King' Randy Savage and 'The Million Dollar Man' Ted Dibiase remain forces to be reckoned with. Recent months has also seen the rise of a true phenom, known as The Undertaker. Mr Perfect is in his second reign as Intercontinental Champion, and the Hart Foundation are themselves in their second World Tag Team title reign.

All this and much more is in play, as the worldwide leader in sports entertainment enters another year, chasing immortality....

Re: WWF 1991: Chasing Immortality (TEW 2016)

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:52 pm
by El Canuck
Oh man, I look forward to seeing what Greg comes up with here. Are you soloing this one?

Re: WWF 1991: Chasing Immortality (TEW 2016)

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:14 am
by Greg_McNeish
I am. Here's hoping I can keep up with booking & writing. That's not a forte of mine.

Re: WWF 1991: Chasing Immortality (TEW 2016)

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:08 pm
by Greg_McNeish
WWF Wrestling Challenge
Wednesday, Week 1, January 1991
Generic Venue (South West)
Attendance: 1,500


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Pre-Show

Demolition (*Crush* & Smash) w/Mr Fuji def. *Al Burke* & Brian Costello via submission in 1:40
D (42)

The British Bulldog def. Bob Bradley via pinfall (Running Powerslam) in 2:54
C- (55)

The Warlord w/Slick def. Shane Douglas via submission (Full Nelson) in 3:16
D (46)

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Main Show

Dustin Rhodes vs. The Million Dollar Man w/Virgil
With his father not being at the show, young Dustin Rhodes goes it alone against his family's rivals. A vastly different wrestler from his father, Dustin takes the fight to Dibiase right out of the gate, seemingly catching the veteran completely off-guard, rocking him for the first minute of the match. After the Million Dollar Man escapes for a timeout, Rhodes looks to continue his momentum, but is derailed coming off the ropes by a shot to his lower back from Virgil on the outside. Dibiase makes no mistake, finishing off young Dustin in short order.
The Million Dollar Man def. Dustin Rhodes via pinfall (Diving Back Elbow Drop) in 3:36
C- (56)

Bobby Heenan and the Heenan Family, Haku & The Barbarian, and Intercontinental Champion Mr Perfect, talk about their ongoing issues with WWF's resident mall security guard, The Big Bossman. Bossman has been granted a shot at Perfect's title, which is laughable. Bossman is just a mama's boy playing dress-up. He doesn't belong in the same Zip Code as the Perfect Champion.
Gene Okerlund is joined by The Big Bossman, to respond to these comments. He says that he hates to admit it, but Bobby Heenan is right. Bossman is a mama's boy. He loves his mom, and when he places the Intercontinental Champion under arrest, he can't wait to take that belt home to mother.
B (82)

The Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty) vs. Boris Zhukov & Brooklyn Brawler
Zhukov & Brawler try to get the jump on The Rockers, but Michaels & Jannetty are one step ahead, hitting stereo maneuvers before a double dropkick sends Zhukov tumbling from the ring. With Brawler all alone, Marty Jannetty puts him away with the Rocker-Plex.
The Rockers def. Boris Zhukov & Brooklyn Brawler via pinfall (Rocker-Plex) in 1:31
D+ (51)

Lord Alfred Hayes wishes everyone a happy New Year from everyone at the World Wrestling Federation. A montage of messages from superstars plays, including 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan, The Legion of Doom, 'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka, World Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation, and World Heavyweight Champion The Ultimate Warrior.
B (80)

Jim Powers vs. Sgt Slaughter w/General Adnan
Slaughter tears into Powers from the opening bell, bludgeoning him with particular malice, and seemingly no regard for anything resembling a wrestling match. The Sarge begins repeatedly stomping Powers, and continues this until the referee nearly disqualifies him, before collecting Powers' body from the mat, and slapping on the dreaded Cobra Clutch.
Sgt Slaughter def. Jim Powers via submission (Cobra Clutch) in 1:48
C- (55)

Sean Mooney comes to us from the WWF Event Center in Stanford, Connecticut, to remind us that the Royal Rumble is coming up at the end of this month, featuring the Royal Rumble match itself, a 30-man over-the-top-rope extravaganza. That match will see some of the WWF's biggest superstars battle for supremacy, including...
Oooooohhhhhh yeeeess! Paul Bearer asks us to feast our eyes on his Undertaker, who will be throwing 29 bodies from the ring, but keeping their souls.
Hulk Hogan says that all his little Hulkamaniacs are going to be princes and princesses for a day, because the power of Hulkamania will run wild on the Royal Rumble.
B (83)

Jake 'The Snake' Roberts vs. Dino Bravo w/Jimmy Hart
Roberts uses his agility to coral Bravo into the corner housing Damien in his bag. Upon realizing where he is, Bravo quickly scurries outside, where Jimmy Hart gets on his megaphone to shout about how the wrestling ring is no place for dangerous animals. Back in the ring, Roberts baits Bravo in, and has his way with him, until the Canadian Strongman catches the Snake coming in, and crushes him with an inverted atomic drop. Dino combines clubbing blows with powerful slams and crushing holds to break Roberts down. Bravo lifts Roberts up for a bear hug, but the Snake slips out, executing an atomic drop of his own. Buying space to breathe, Roberts comes up swinging, peppering Bravo with quick jabs, then dropping him with a right hook. The referee admonishes Roberts, who manages to scoop the larger Bravo up in a bodyslam. Feeling the momentum shift, Jimmy Hart springs into action, calling for Roberts' attention, and threatening to hit Damien with his megaphone. Hart's eyes are locked on Roberts as he moves to the rope to argue with the Mouth of the South, so he doesn't notice the bag moving below his hands. Jimmy Hart shrieks as the snake bag touches him, and he runs clear around the ring. Roberts turns back to the ring just in time for Dino Bravo to land a couple stiff shots to his head, before sending him off the ropes for his sidewalk slam finishing maneuver. Roberts slips out the back of the move, grabbing Bravo's wrist as he does, and using the momentum to pull him in for a short-arm clothesline. Roberts gives the signal, and hooks Bravo for his patented DDT.
Jake Roberts def. Dino Bravo via pinfall (DDT) in 7:08
C+ (70)

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Final Grade: C+ (71)

Re: WWF 1991: Chasing Immortality (TEW 2016)

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:12 pm
by Jama7301
I stand for House Hogan in the Royal Rumble.

Re: WWF 1991: Chasing Immortality (TEW 2016)

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:47 pm
by Greg_McNeish
A bold choice.

Re: WWF 1991: Chasing Immortality (TEW 2016)

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:08 pm
by Jama7301
Just going out on a limb.