Happy May. It’s been a few months since the last WGW post so here’s three interesting matches that can be found on YouTube this month. While these might not be the most technical matches they’re all entertaining in their own right.
3.0 (Scott Parker and Shane Matthews)/Ebessan/Takoyakida vs. Colt Cabana/Swamp Monster/Darkness Crabtree/Yohnel Sanders
With Chikara returning later this month (the 25th to be exact) their YouTube page has been active with posts of older matches from the promotions pre-Ashes days. This match from King of Trios 2012 Night Three is an eight man (thing) tag featuring 3.0 (Scott Parker and Shane Matthews)/Ebessan/Takoyakida vs. Colt Cabana/Swamp Monster/Darkness Crabtree/Yohnel Sanders. It starts slow but becomes amazing when the eight men start doing spots from a grade school gym class. You’ll get a laugh or two out of it.
Hulk Hogan defends the WWF Championship against Sgt. Slaughter in a Desert Storm (I Quit) Match
One of the things the WWE could get flack for is it’s use of the Desert Storm conflict as a way to sell a WrestleMania. The show’s main event pit the pro America Hogan against the evil Iraqi sympathizer Sgt Slaughter. While their match at Mania was bad to say the least the feud continued for a few months before ending at Summerslam. Their conflict would also take them to Madison Squad Garden in June of that year where a Desert Storm Match would take place. The match, which is basically a I Quit Match, starts with Hogan throwing quote; “Tear Gas” as Gorilla Monsoon calls it into Slaughter’s face. Hulk later pulls a Sheik and throws a fire ball…and its not even the finish to the match! It’s violent, bloody, garbage wrestling but a weird piece of wrestling history. This match came to my attention while listening to the Bauer and Pollock Podcast. Part two can be found here.
The Acolytes destroy the Public Enemy on Sunday Night Heat
Speaking of weird WWE history, remember when the Public Enemy was in the WWE? No, well that’s cause they didn’t last long. While the team started in ECW they moved around the wrestling scene and landed in the WWE. According to the internet they weren’t like that much by several people in the back and the two where forced to take the Acolytes test (i.e. get the piss knocked out of them). Watch in discomfort as the former WCW Champion and a future wrestling god destroy two other men with chairs and steel steeps all while referee Jimmy Korderas watches in fear.