Hello and welcome to another edition of Seanomaniac Wrestling Reviews, the only wrestling review series on the internet that does not take advantage of underage talent in the wrestling business. All jokes aside, to the likes of David Starr and Joey Ryan, you are vile disgusting pieces of shit who deserve everything thrown your way. Now onto wrestling, it’s WWF Survivor Series 1992 where the big match of the night focuses on Mr. Perfect returning to the ring to team with Macho Man Randy Savage against Ric Flair and Razor Ramon. Are you ready for a casket match? Well, it’s a coffin match according to Vince which will feature The Undertaker vs Kamala. Finally, the WWF Championship will be defended as Bret Hart defends against newly crowned WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels. This will be the second Survivor Series to feature matches that are not all traditional Survivor Series matches which is a nice change of pace. Let’s see if WWF can end 92 on a high!
High Energy vs The Headshrinkers W/ Afa
Goodbye Neidhart, hello Koko. Samu shoves down Hart to start this match, make it double. Side headlock from Hart, Samu and Hart collide off a shoulder block. Samu and Hart leapfrog and dodge one another before a crossbody from Hart for two. Dropkick into an arm-drag into another dropkick, tag to Koko. Samu drags Koko to the corner, Samu hits Fatu by mistake as Koko dodges. Koko stomps on the feet of The Headshrinkers, Koko tries the noggin knocker but The Samoans shake that off. Afa cracks Koko with some stick, Fatu lands a huge slam on Koko. Tag to Samu, double headbutt to The Birdman.
Hart is with the referee as Koko is isolated in the corner. Fatu uses axe handles on Koko, Fatu bites the head of Koko. Irish whip and big clothesline from Fatu, tag to Samu. Shoulder-claw from Samu, Koko fights back but Samu cuts off the attacks of Koko. Tag to Fatu, knee to the ribs. Whip off the ropes, Fatu ducks his head. Sunset flip from Koko for two, superkick from Fatu takes down Koko. Fatu and Samu double team Koko, Afa continues to enjoy chicken at ringside. Samu covers for two, face rake from Samu. Samu measures Koko for a headbutt, slam to the mat. Whip to the buckle, Koko dodges Samu’s splash.
Hart gets the tag, dropkicks all around. Whip off the ropes, back body-drop for Samu. Diving crossbody, Fatu breaks that up. Spinning heel kick for Fatu, Samu reverses the whip. Hart runs into the powerslam from Samu, tag to Fatu. Diving Splash from Fatu and this match is over.
Headshrinkers have been established with a pay per view win, surprised that Hart ate the pinfall on this one but that’s business my friend. Crowd seems hot which helped what could have been a flat tag team match, Samoans can always work and these two can be fun with the right team. Overall, it kept me entertained despite never believing in Hart and Koko.
Winners: The Headshrinkers over High Energy via Top Rope Splash!
(Nightstick On A Pole Match) The Big Bossman vs Nailz
Nailz was put in prison by Bossman, Nailz is out and wants revenge. The match starts with Bossman racing to the ring to stop Nailz grabbing the stick. Nailz whips Bossman to the corner, big punches and chokes from Nailz. Eye rake from Nailz, jabs from Nailz. Whip to the buckle, Bossman blocks an oncoming Nailz. Right hands and one straight knocks Nailz to a knee. Nailz stops Bossman from grabbing the stick, Bossman is tossed to the mat. Gut-buster from Nailz with more choking for good measure, Bossman battles back but Nailz is too strong for Bossman. Nailz begins climbing, Bossman drags Nailz down onto the top rope where Nailz falls on the rope groin-first.
Nailz is up first, knee to the ribs. Whip off the ropes but Bossman lands a clothesline on Nailz, both men collapse to the mat. Bossman begins climbing to the nightstick, Bossman pulls it down and waffles Nailz in the head. Nailz lands a low blow though, Nailz has the nightstick and Bossman is waffled in the neck and the back. Nailz misses the swing with the nightstick, Bossman lands two big rights before scoring with The Bossman Slam for the win.
Brief and they sold the match well with both men desperately battling for control of the nightstick. However, once both men were smashed with the nightstick multiple times without major damage, they kind of lost me. You are centring around the idea of the nightstick being a match-ender but here we are, both men smack one another about three times before Bossman lands a Bossman Slam for the win. Kills the stipulation but the match was mercifully short so I will let it slide for now.
Winner: The Big Bossman over Nailz via Bossman Slam!
Rick The Model Martel vs Tatanka
Stealing another man’s feathers is just not on ladies and gentlemen but this is not the first time these two met, Tatanka came out on top in their last encounter while Martel moved onto a seemingly babyface program with Sherri Martel and Michaels but that is a distant memory now. Back to these two wanting to murder one another, Martel slaps Tatanka to start the match. Tatanka chops back at Martel hard, back body-drop out of the corner. Dropkicks floors Martel who is on the floor for a breather, Tatanka reassumes control inside of the ring.
Atomic drop and clothesline to the floor, Martel is down once again. In the ring, it’s a knee from Martel. Tatanka sends Martel into the buckle, Martel reverses an Irish whip and stun-guns Tatanka. Martel poses for the fans, front chancery from The Model. Tatanka fires up for a suplex, Martel regains control though with a big slam into the mat. Doink is here, making balloons. Interrupting our match here, Doink continues to take up camera time so I have no idea what is going on in the ring. Front chancery from Martel, Tatanka places Martel on the apron. Tatanka pulls Martel into the ring the hard way, Martel stabs Tatanka in the throat. Beautiful neck-breaker from Martel for two, Tatanka is caught in a front chancery once more.
The front chancery continues as Doink is having fun with the fans, Tatanka fires up again. Martel’s grip is broken, clothesline from Tatanka. Whip to the buckle, Martel reverses. However, Martel runs shoulder-first into the ring-post. Tatanka chops the arm, backslide for two. Arm-drag from Tatanka, Martel side-steps Tatanka who crashes to the floor. Martel attacks the back and ribs, gut shot from Martel. Martel’s middle rope axe handle backfires as Tatanka lands a gut shot. Tatanka is on the warpath, headbutt and chops. Scoop slam, Tatanka climbs high. Diving chop, whip off the ropes and massive Samoan Drop for the win.
I did not expect this one to go this long, the feud had a bit of steam to it but it just felt the match was filling time for the antics of Doink. A lot of the match had the camera on Doink but also Martel’s repeated and long front chanceries drove me nuts, not a glowing review from me for this one.
Winner: Tatanka over Rick Martel via Samoan Drop!
Mr. Perfect & Randy Macho Man Savage vs Razor Ramon & Scott Hall
Plans have been changing, The Ultimate Warrior is no more in the WWF thanks to continued issues with Vince Mcmahon. However, WWF discovered quite the way to salvage the situation, the return of Mr. Perfect. Savage requested Perfect to be his partner, Bobby Heenan belittled Perfect which led to Perfect stepping up to the challenge, massive tag team match right here. Ramon and Perfect start, the two trade slaps and a toothpick to the face. Ramon outpowers Perfect but Perfect is too quick. Shoulder block from Ramon, drop toehold answer and slap from Perfect. Ramon is irate, Flair is livid too.
Perfect is on the floor, smiling away at his former associate Flair. Perfect and Flair trade words which allows Ramon to grab Perfect by the hair, Perfect chops his way out of the heel corner. Ramon and Flair are not happy, in tags Flair. Flair runs into massive rights from Perfect, Flair is in the corner. Whip to the opposite buckle and back body-drop from Perfect, big dropkick and clotheslines. Chop in the corner, Flair flip which leads to Savage cracking Flair with a right hand. Tag to Savage, Savage goes high. Diving axe handle to the spine, side headlock from Savage. Shove off from Flair, shoulder block from Savage. Savage slaps Flair before jabbing away at The Nature Boy, Ramon eats rights from Savage too.
Flair goes low, Irish whip from Flair. Clothesline misses as Savage nails repeated clotheslines before Flair whips Savage into the knee of Ramon. Ramon tees off on Savage, Ramon goes for the knee. Savage protects his knees, kicking off Ramon before Ramon grabs Savage by the throat. Two-handed throat toss from Ramon, Savage is stomped into the mat repeatedly. Flair is legal, Ramon lands massive rights on Savage. Flair whips Savage to the buckle hard, chops and right hands from The Nature Boy. Into the knee of Ramon again, Savage is wincing in pain in the heel corner. Kidney shots from Ramon, abdominal stretch from Ramon. Ramon grabs Flair’s hand for leverage, Perfect is getting frustrated on the apron.
Savage manages to hiptoss his way out of the hold but misses the elbow, Ramon stomps away at Macho Man. Ramon shoves Savage back-first into the buckle, tag to Flair. Savage is unceremoniously dumped to the floor, Ramon bounces Savage off the steel steps. Cover by Flair for two, knee drop from Flair before Ramon comes in with a single leg Boston crab. Perfect starts walking towards the ramp, frustrated by the lack of action. Perfect looks at the crowd before deciding to continue the match, Savage has been busted open by the knee of Flair. Ramon clocks Perfect when Perfect is back on the apron, Ramon clocks Savage multiple times behind the referee’s back.
Flair enters the ring, two for Flair. Flair tries for a hip-toss, Savage counters for a backslide. Ramon stops that pin-fall, Ramon is legal now. Repeated stomps from Ramon, chokeslam from Ramon. Perfect saves the match, breaking up the pin-fall. Savage catches Ramon for a small package, two for Savage. Tag to Flair, Flair unloads a flurry of punches to Savage. Hard Irish whip to the corner, Flair struts his way over to Savage. Corner clothesline from Flair, Flair asks Perfect to bring it on. Perfect is looking very frustrated at this point, Flair climbs to the top rope. Savage catches Flair, slam to the canvas. Perfect wants in badly, Savage tags Perfect.
Right hands and a biel from Perfect, snap-mare neck-breaker. Chops and rights from Perfect, atomic drop and right hand floors Ramon. Knee-lift from Perfect, Flair eats a knee-lift too. Savage and Flair are brawling, Flair waffles Savage with a chair. Perfect does not see Flair, Perfect tees off on Flair. Back body-drop for Flair, clothesline to the floor. Ramon attacks Perfect, Perfect runs into the referee by mistake. Perfect counters the razor’s edge with a back-drop, Perfect-Plex. No referee to count the pin, Flair makes the save before we have a three-count. Perfect-Plex on Flair, Ramon makes the save by stomping on Perfect. We have a DQ as the referees have lost control, Figure Four on Perfect from Flair. Savage saves Perfect from the chair shot, Perfect stabs Flair with the chair.
Disappointing to be honest but this was on short notice, have to give them the benefit of the doubt. Perfect was great in his return match, lots of fire and the crowd were in love with Perfect. Flair does a great job winding up Perfect throughout the match, I thought Razor was the weakest part of the match. I thought Ramon should have been more dominant and more in-control throughout but it just did not come together for me when it came to The Bad Guy. However, this would be the biggest match of Ramon’s career up to this point and it brings a lot of pressure as well as trying to steal the show when Perfect has his first match back. The finish was flat though, we did get visual pin-falls for Perfect though so they did have the excitement the match needed, shame it went out on a whimper.
Winners: Mr. Perfect & Randy Savage over Ric Flair & Razor Ramon via DQ!
Yokozuna W/ Mr. Fuji vs Virgil
Banzai! The next foreign heel is here to destroy your beloved WWF Superstars, Yokozuna takes on the man who despite his shortcomings, I feel was left high and dry by the WWF. Yokozuna stands before Virgil who is showing no fear in front of this awesome sight. Yokozuna pushes off Virgil and knocks him with ease, Virgil slides through the legs. Triple dropkicks stagger Yokozuna, superkick from Yokozuna takes down Virgil. Virgil dodges a strike before running into a uranage from this monster. Headbutt from Yokozuna, Virgil blocks a right hand and lands a Polish hammer on Yokozuna. Ducking the blows before a sidewalk slam ends that attack from Virgil. Leg drop flattens the throat of Virgil, Virgil leaps over Yokozuna out of the corner but a schoolboy goes wrong as Yokozuna flattens Virgil. Whip to the buckle, clothesline and right palm thrust onto Virgil. Banzai Drop and this match is over!
Good squash match to put over the next big thing in the WWF, Yokozuna is big but boy, he’s fun to watch and Yoko can move when he wants to, a sign of things to come with new stars coming into their own in the WWF. Razor, Yokozuna, Michaels and Hart rising up the card, we are getting into a new era of things in the WWF.
Winner: Yokozuna over Virgil via Banzai Drop!
Beverly Brothers & Money Inc. W/ The Genius vs The Natural Disasters & The Nasty Boys
Our one Survivor Series Traditional Style Elimination Match and it reflects where we are at in the current WWF era. Not the most stellar of divisions at the time, we have recently turned Nasty Boys teaming with The Natural Disasters who have been feuding with Money Inc & The Beverly Brothers. Not looking forward to this to be honest, the WWF tag division does not interest me at this time.
Blake and Typhoon start, Blake uses his speed to taunt and avoid Typhoon. Typhoon shoves down Blake with ease, lots of strutting. Sleeper from Blake, Typhoon backs Blake into the corner. Huge toss and a gut-buster from Typhoon, Argentine back-breaker from Typhoon. Tag to Earthquake who applies a bearhug, Blake and Beau are squished in the corner. Running powerslam by Earthquake, tag to Knobbs. Knobbs is slapped by Blake, Knobbs slams Blake into the mat. Clothesline from Knobbs, tag to Sags. Blake goes low, tag to Beau who lands kicks before Sags sends Beau to the corner. Pumphandle drop from Sags, Sags wants Dibiase.
Beau lands an axe handle, butterfly suplex from Beau. Tag to Dibiase, chops from Dibiase. Whip to the buckle and clothesline, Sags blocks the suplex for a suplex of his own. Dibiase recovers though quicker and tags IRS, elbow from IRS. Leg drop for two, Sags ducks two clotheslines and lands hip-tosses on IRS. IRS begs off which leads to Dibiase eating a clothesline to the face, Beverlys are attacked too. Jimmy Hart distracts Sags, in comes Blake. Powerslam by Blake, tag to Beau. Boots from Beau, snap-mare into a leg drop for two. Tag to Blake, middle rope axe handle and neck-breaker for two. Sags is locked in a slepper, Blake and Sags collide after Blake escapes a sleeper from Sags.
Beau tags in but so does Earthquake, the reaction is mild. The ring fills up as everyone is brawling, Beau tries a crucifix but Typhoon counters for a Samoan Drop. Earthquake Splash and The Beverly Brothers are gone, not just the pinned brother. Dibiase sells his disgust and shock, IRS is not a happy man either. Dibiase decides to gut it out, shoulder block from Earthquake. Tags between Knobbs, Sags and Typhoon. They all take turns battering Dibiase, shoulder blocks from Earthquake. Whip to the buckle, Dibiase avoids the splash of Earthquake. Double back drop from Money Inc. elbow drop from IRS for two. IRS misses a splash in the corner but recovers to tag Dibiase, wishbone-split from Dibiase and IRS.
Tag to IRS, Earthquake is rammed into the buckle. Sleeper from IRS, Dibiase continues the beatdown of Earthquake. Whip off the ropes, clothesline to Earthquake. The big man staggers, chops from Dibiase. Dibiase looks for a middle rope axe handle, it connects. Two for Dibiase, tag to IRS. IRS gets a few shots in before tagging Dibiase, Dibiase tries a middle rope axe handle but eats a massive boot from Earthquake. Tag to Typhoon, right hands to IRS. Clotheslines to Dibiase and IRS, Splash on IRS. Dibiase makes the save, Nasty Boys clothesline Dibiase to the floor. Dibiase trips Typhoon who was running the ropes, elbow from IRS for the elimination before Knobbs comes in and rolls up IRS for the win.
Wow, that was torturous at times. Nothing remotely bad but interest from me and the fans was at an all-time low. I did not get the idea of having the heels be out-numbered during the match early on, granted I did not see The Beverlys beating anyone besides The Bushwhackers. Anyways, what did Money Inc. take on this battle against four monsters? Also why both eliminating The Natural Disasters for the match to end only seconds later? What could did that do for Money Inc or Natural Disasters? Answer: It did nothing, what a waste of time this match was.
Winners: The Nasty Boys over Everyone Else via Roll-Up!
(Casket Match) The Undertaker W/ Paul Bearer vs Kamala W/ Kim Chee & Harvey Whippleman
Summerslam rematch with a twist, The Undertaker looks to bury Kamala in a casket. The Deadman has been on a roll since turning face, nothing is going to stop Taker. Kamala is the first in a long list of monsters to stand in the way of The Deadman, Kamala is petrified of the casket which is great because Kamala is usually so imposing and powerful but the thought of being placed in that casket has this fearsome monster running for his life. Taker walks down his victim, Kamala continues to run. Kamala chops away at Taker, Taker staggers but the buckle has no effect on The Deadman. Taker strikes back at Kamala, Old School time.
Choke from Taker, whip from Taker. Taker drops the head, kick and chops from Kamala. Clothesline to the floor but Taker lands on his feet, Taker grabs the managers of Kamala but Kamala makes the save. Taker is bounced off the steps, throat thrust from Kamala. The Ugandan Giant is in firm control, Taker meets the steel steps hard. Kamala has a chair, wham across the back of The Deadman. In the ring, Kamala scoop slams Taker who sits right up. Throat thrust and scoop slam, Taker sits up which perplexes Kamala. Scoop slam with Taker continuing to sit up but this time Taker does spring up. Splash from Kamala, Kamala is delighted with himself. A second splash from Kamala, make it three.
Kim Chee trips Paul Bearer, Kamala and Kim Chee both hold onto the urn, neither man wants to use the urn though. This leads to Taker waffling Kamala with the urn, Kamala is out-cold. Kamala is pinned by The Deadman, this is not the end of the match though. Kamala is placed in the casket by Taker which leads to Bearer and Taker covering The Ugandan Giant and hammering the nails into place, it is all over for Kamala.
It was ok, thought the crowd was a little quiet for Taker. I enjoyed the glee of Kamala as Taker seemed to be beaten, was enjoyable to watch it come crashing down for Kamala. As it was the first, they had not really figured out a formula for drama, we even had a pin-fall in the match. Definitely a by the books performance from both men, serviceable but nothing memorable.
Winner: Undertaker over Kamala via Urn To The Head!
(WWF Championship Match) Bret Hart © vs Shawn Michaels
Champion vs Champion, the beginning of a legendary rivalry. Michaels defeated The British Bulldog to capture the Intercontinental Championship. Bulldog defeated Hart so Michaels is confident because he defeated the man who beat Hart. True changing of the guard here, I doubt anyone would have seen this match coming at the start of 1992 but here we are. Hart and Michaels lock-up, the two tussle around the ring before the referee has to step between the two of them. This is personal, these two hate one another.
Knee and take-down from Michaels, Hart quickly counters as Michaels scrambles to the ropes. Little bit of shoving, another lock-up. Wrist-lock from Hart, Michaels counters and yanks Hart down by the hair. Hart counters and wallops the arm, knee to the arm into a key-lock. Michaels looks to make space, Michaels grabs the hair behind the referee’s back. Clever from Michaels, wrist-lock and more punches from Hart. Michaels has the hair, drop-down and leap-frog before a drop toehold. Hart slips out though, catching Michaels for a hammer-lock.
Michaels counters for his own hammer-lock, Hart runs Michaels out of the ring. Hart yanks Michaels into the ring, transition into a key-lock. Michaels grabs the hair, whip off the ropes. Hart dodges the scoop slam, O’Connor roll is blocked but an apron sunset flip gets a two. Arm-drag into an arm-bar from Hart, Michaels has had enough of the arm-bars so decks Hart with a right-hand. Whip is reversed by Hart, Michaels survives the hip-toss but runs into a clothesline. Two for Hart, Hart clamps on a key-lock. Michaels goes back to grabbing the hair, Hart ducks before running into a stun-gun. Eye poke by Michaels, Hart reverses a whip to the buckle. Michaels dodges the corner spear, Hart hits the ring-post hard.
Michaels whips Hart into the buckle sternum-first, two for Michaels. Reverse chin-lock from Michaels, Hart continues to try to fight out of the hold. Hart is fading fast though, Hart elbows his way out before Michaels lands a dropkick. Two for Michaels, back-breaker from Michaels for two. Michaels clamps on another sleeper, Hart manages to escape. Neck-breaker after hitting the ropes, Michaels ducked his head and got caught. However, Michaels is up first. Eye poke to The Hitman, boots to the head. Front chancery from Michaels, Hart backs Michaels into the corner. Shoulder-thrusts from The Hitman, Michaels sends Hart to the buckle. Hart counters Michaels with a boot, bulldog from Hart. Middle rope elbow drop misses, Michaels is relieved to have avoided that elbow.
Cover for two, whip off the ropes. Flying reverse elbow for two, Michaels is getting angry now. Front chancery from Michaels, Hart counters for a small package. Two for Hart, Michaels is right back on Hart. Hart is sent to the buckle, Hart leapfrogs Michaels and delivers a back suplex. More leapfrogs, Michaels runs into Hart. Catapult from the champion, Michaels is backing off. Right hands from Hart, Michaels is sent to the buckle. Hart rocks the ropes with Michaels straddling the ropes, back body-drop. Two for Hart, gut punch into a Russian leg-sweep for two. Back-breaker and Bret’s Rope Elbow Drop for two.
Bret places Michaels on the top rope, superplex connects. Michaels swings wildly, Hart clamps on the sleeper. Michaels backs into Hart who smacks into the referee, both men trade counters before Michaels sends Hart to the floor. Michaels sends Hart into the guard-rail, scoop slam for good measure. Whip to the buckle hard, Michaels gets two. Back body-drop from Michaels for two, Michaels is annoyed. O’Connor roll for two from Hart, Superkick from Michaels. Michaels wants his Teardrop Suplex, Hart survives the first attempt but gets caught in the second attempt. 1…2. Hart kicks out! Whip from Michaels, Hart answers with a forearm. Michaels fakes being caught in the ropes, Hart lunges at Michaels but gets nothing but rope.
Michaels is on his feet, exhausted and spent. Hart is writhing in pain on the canvas, Michaels is taking a risk. Michaels tries a middle rope dropkick, Hart counters tripping up Michaels for a Sharpshooter in the middle of the ring. Michaels scratches and claws, there is nowhere to go though. Hart has retained his championship and celebrates with Santa Claus? Whatever…
This was an interesting match for sure, Michaels has not found his rhythm just yet as a heel, that’s fair enough considering it was a big change from regular tag team wrestler to pretty boy heel. We have a lot of chin-locks and front chanceries throughout, it really slows down the match. On top of that, neither man is incredible on offence, they have their go-to moves of course but I do not see Michaels as a dominant strong heel nor do I see Hart as an exciting explosive babyface. That missing dynamic hurts this match for me, there was also a referee bump for no real reason? Was Hebnar just in the wrong place? I enjoyed the beginning of the match with Hart out-wrestling the cocky challenger, forcing Michaels to break the rules with a closed fist to the face but the arm-work never went anywhere. Finish was clever and different, the bonus of having such athletic young top-stars, you get to see Michaels launch himself into the sharpshooter, good stuff for sure. Overall, I think it was good but definitely did not feel like a top-tier calibre main event, it felt more like the foundations of a good match from two men who are eager to prove they belong at the top.
Winner: Bret Hart over Shawn Michaels via Sharpshooter!
That was WWF Survivor Series 1992 and it tells you a lot about the shape this company was in during that era. You kick off with a tag team match with The Headshrinkers being established as a tag team on the rise, nothing wrong there. They are quick, have devastating manoeuvres and their finish looks great. They should do fine moving forward although the tag team division is lacking (more on that below) Nailz vs Bossman was quick and painless, I was not all that invested due to seeing Nailz in the ring at Summerslam and both men make the stipulation meaningless as they are battered multiple times with the nightstick with little to no damage. Tatanka vs Martel was not very good, a lot of rest holds and the camera was on Doink for most of it, I would have rather not seen the match.
Things pick up with the real main event as everything centres around the big tag team match, it’s fine. When Perfect is in there, it’s exciting and the fans want to see him, that feeling continues during Savage’s babyface in peril segment. The finish is flat though, two Perfect-Plexes only for the referee to call for a DQ. Perfect shows he can still hang but I wasn’t satisfied when it was over, I wanted more. However, as I said this was not the original plan so I will give them a pass for now. Yokozuna squash was fine, the only Survivor Series Traditional Elimination Match was awful. I could not make sense of the booking nor why you would put together such a piss-poor match. I just did not care for any of the athletes involved, Undertaker vs Kamala was not great either. Kamala’s facials were good but nothing standout about the match, just another day at the office. Finally, the main event was good in parts, bad in others. Bret and Shawn will grow as performers though, their encounters will get better. Thanks for reading and remember: there’s always another night!