Hello and welcome to another edition Of
Seanomaniac Wrestling Reviews, the only wrestling review series on the internet
that drags you down worse than an IRS match! It’s time for WWF Royal Rumble
1995, here we go the beginning of the dreaded worst year in the WWF. The card
is filled with matches like Double J vs Razor Ramon for the WWF
Intercontinental Championship, The Undertaker vs IRS, Bret Hart vs the new WWF
Champion Diesel and The Royal Rumble match itself. Will this be as bad as
everyone says it was? Will 1995 start off strong with the rumble? Let’s find
Intercontinental Championship Match) Razor Ramon © vs Jeff Jarrett W/ The
Two big rights floor Jarrett, Jarrett
leaps over and slaps Ramon. Crossbody fails as Ramon lands a fallaway slam.
Chokeslam from Ramon, Jarrett powders to the floor. Arm-drag and strut from
Double J, Jarrett takes the back. Ramon reverses before Jarrett leg-trips
Ramon. Arm-wringer from Jarrett, Ramon counters for a hammerlock. Jarrett takes
down Ramon with a drop toehold and slaps the head of Ramon, Ramon cannot
believe the nerve of Jeff Jarrett. Side headlock from Jarrett leads to a right
hand from Ramon, clothesline to the floor. Jarrett recovers on the floor,
taking a drink of water.
Lock-up, Ramon takes the arm nailing
shoulder thrust after shoulder thrust. Arm-bar from Ramon, Ramon paintbrushes
Jarrett. Jarrett lands three dropkicks, knee across the back from the
challenger. Big clothesline from Jarrett for two, hard whip to the buckle
twice. Enzuigiri misses but Ramon misses an elbow drop, reverse chin-lock from
Jarrett. Ramon escapes for a backslide, two for Ramon. Jarrett fires back with
a clothesline, sunset flip attempt from Jarrett for two. Massive dropkick
floors Ramon for two, big right hand from the challenger. Sleeper from Double J,
Ramon shoves off Jarrett. Jarrett slides through the legs and lands a
neck-breaker, Jarrett uses the ropes for leverage but the referee catches Double
J in the act.
A right hand rocks Ramon, make it two.
Irish whip reversed, Jarrett is caught by the feet and pulled groin-first into
the ring-post. Middle rope bulldog from Ramon for two, Jarrett side-steps Ramon
who clutches his knee. Roadie clips the knee with a massive chop-block, the
knee comes into play for once on Ramon. Ramon does not make it back into the
ring, Jeff Jarrett wins the match. Jarrett is on the microphone, Jarrett does
not want to see the match end this way. Jarrett calls Ramon a coward over and
over, Ramon says bring it on Country Music Star. The match will restart,
Jarrett is like “I have you now boy”. Ramon cannot catch Jarrett, schoolboy
from Ramon for two.
Jarrett stomps the knee over and over,
Ramon is crying out in pain. Scoop slam is countered for a small package from
Ramon for two. Shin-breaker from Jarrett, Ramon’s knee is driven into the
ground. “You ain’t so bad now” screams The Roadie as Jarrett drops all his
weight on the leg of Ramon. Jarrett tries it one too many times though, Ramon
kicks Jarrett to the floor. Jarrett smashes Ramon’s leg off the apron, Figure
Four Leg-Lock from Jarrett. Centre of the ring, nowhere to go. Ramon wriggles
and wriggles but the hold is not broken, Ramon slaps the taste out of Jarrett’s
mouth. Right hands from Ramon, Ramon places Jarrett on the top rope. Super back
suplex but Jarrett rolls through but Ramon rolls through for two, clothesline
from Ramon who is down to a knee after nailing the manoeuvre.
Ramon surveys the scene, Ramon says
finish it. Razor’s Edge does not connect as the leg gives out on the champion.
Ramon collapses to the mat holding his damaged leg. Jarrett takes advantage and
manages to roll up Ramon and wins the championship!
Interesting for sure, Ramon runs
through his entire offence but the leg comes into play! It finally happens as
Ramon takes the side-step bump and clutches his leg, one nasty looking chop
block and the story is in play. Jarrett tortures the leg of Ramon, nothing
spectacular but solid attacks to the knee. Ramon battles through, the crowd is
tremendously invested in Ramon during this fight. The fans are all in, when
Ramon calls for The Razor’s Edge you are thinking it does not get much better
than this. However, the knee collapses and Jarrett steals a win, enjoyable
opening match for sure. If only we could have tidied up the finish a little
bit, Ramon tried to fight through it but it cost him. Maybe a hold working the
leg or something better than just a roll-up to protect The Bad Guy as Ramon
could easily be WWF Champion during this time.
Jarrett over Razor Ramon via Small Package!
IRS W/ Million
Dollar Man Ted Dibiase vs The Undertaker W/ Paul Bearer
IRS attacks Taker after much stalling,
the attack does not have the desired effect. Much more stalling, we eventually
have some action as Taker boots IRS down. IRS is thrown by his tie across the
ring, Old School connects. Dibiase is on the apron, IRS punches Dibiase by
mistake. IRS is clotheslined to the floor, IRS and Dibiase are having words. The
Druids are brought out, IRS eats an elbow. Arm-wringer and Taker wants Old
School again, IRS yanks Taker down with help from the druids. Throat thrust,
IRS manages to clothesline Taker to the floor. Taker chokes the druids before
IRS makes the save with an axe handle. Taker is rammed into the steel steps, the
druids attack Taker behind the referee’s back.
Abdominal stretch, IRS uses the ropes
for leverage. Again and again, IRS cheats before a hip-toss from Taker. Scoop
slam, IRS dodges a big elbow drop. Taker sits-up, back elbow from IRS and a
clothesline connects. Elbow drops from IRS, leg drop too. IRS misses a splash,
both men bang heads. A druid pulls IRS on top of Taker, 1…2.. Taker sits up.
Druid is choked on the apron, IRS is sent into the druid. Tombstone Piledriver
is stopped as Taker kicks the druids, Write-Off from IRS.
Paul Bearer cannot believe, the power
of the urn as Taker sits up one more time. IRS boots Taker, Taker ducks the
Irish whip. Chokeslam from Taker, it’s enough.
Talk about a flat ending, they looked
like they had a conversation about whether they should stop there or not. This
match was as painful as I thought an IRS match with Taker would be, wise to
stall for so long. Nobody wanted to see IRS try to outwrestle Undertaker, thank
God it’s over. Bundy comes out and we are set for Wrestlemania as IRS steals the
urn from Paul Bearer.
Undertaker over IRS via Chokeslam!
Match) Diesel © vs Bret Hart
Transitional Champion Bob Backlund is
well and truly out of the picture as we enter a new era focusing on Diesel, Diesel
faces his toughest test yet as he battles The Hitman. Finally, Diesel has a
decent theme. Is Diesel ready for this though? These two told quite the story
at King of The Ring 1994, can Diesel and Bret Hart do it again?
Diesel throws Bret to the buckle with
ease, Bret takes the back. Diesel looks to shake The Hitman, Bret wants the
leg. Diesel is in the ropes, Diesel and Bret begin slugging it out. Bret wants
to make Diesel mad, Diesel clubs down Bret. Bret runs into a scoop slam, Diesel
misses an elbow drop though. Bret lands a clothesline, elbow counter from Diesel
who clotheslines Bret to the floor. Bret and Diesel brawl, Diesel is knocked to
the floor with a right hand. Bret trips up Diesel, Diesel’s leg is sent into
the ring-post over and over. Knees to the inside of the leg, Bret clamps on a
rest-hold to wear down Big Daddy Cool. Leg trip from Bret, Bret wrenches the
leg again and again.
Figure four from Bret, Diesel reaches
the ropes but Bret drags out Diesel and applies the figure four once more. Bret
does not break the hold when the referee asks The Hitman, a little bit of a
more aggressive attitude on display from The Hitman. Suicide dive from Bret who
lands big rights to the face of Diesel, Diesel meets the ring-post. Things
change though as Diesel sends Bret into the steel steps, Diesel whips Bret hard
into the buckle. Elbows and knees from Diesel, monstrous sidewalk slam. Two for
Diesel, Diesel chokes Bret with a knee across the back. Diesel drops all his
weight across the back of Bret, back-breaker from Diesel. Diesel whips Bret
into the buckle, Argentine back-breaker from Diesel.
Bret fights though to break loose,
sleeper from Bret but Diesel snap-mares his way out of that hold. Diesel
waffles Bret with a big boot, Diesel lands a big elbow drop for two. Diesel
sends Bret to the corner, Bret kicks away Diesel and lands a massive clothesline.
Bret goes high again, Diesel tries a gorilla press slam but Bret falls on
Diesel. Two for Bret, Bret trips up Diesel and ties his feet together using his
wrist-tape. Diesel is a sitting duck, Bret beats the piss out of Diesel before
the referee saves the champion. Running bulldog for two, gut punch into the
Russian leg-sweep for two. Back-breaker from Bret, Bret’s Rope Elbow Drop for two.
Bret wants a sharpshooter but the referee asks Diesel to break the hold as Diesel
is in the ropes.
Diesel is clotheslined to the floor,
landing on his feet. Bret tries a plancha but Diesel catches The Hitman. Bret
is sent into the ring-post, Diesel calls for The Jacknife Powerbomb. Diesel
plants Bret with the powerbomb, Shawn Michaels is here and Michaels destroys
the knee of Diesel. The match is continuing after blatant interference, Bret
goes after the leg of Diesel who is down once again. Figure four for the third
time, Diesel screams out in pain. Diesel uses his amazing height to land a gut
punch on The Hitman, breaking the hold. Bret has Diesel in the corner,
wrenching on the leg using the ropes.
Diesel dodges a corner splash, Diesel lands
massive punches. Knees to the ribs, knees to the spine. Diesel gets a two,
Diesel chokes Bret in the corner with his boot. Diesel misses a corner big
boot, Bret rolls to the floor again. Bret has a chair, Diesel is waffled in the
leg with a chair. No DQ? How? Sharpshooter from Bret, Owen Hart interferes and
smashes Bret. How is this not a DQ? Bret is sent into the exposed turnbuckle,
Owen calls Bret a loser and leaves the arena. The match continues though,
ridiculous though. Diesel crawls over for the pin, 1….2… Bret manages to kick
out! Diesel is sent into the exposed buckle, right hands from Bret.
Diesel is staggering like he did
during their King of The Ring match, Diesel tees off with forearms to the face
of Bret. Bret is hanging by his foot in the ropes, Diesel hobbles around the
ring to grab a chair. Bret manages to escape, Bret holds his leg. Diesel is rolled
up for two, right hands and headbutts from Bret. Diesel reverses the Irish
whip, O’Connor roll wipes out the referee. Michaels attacks Diesel, Owen Hart
and Bob Backlund attack Bret.
So we had two incidents that could
have ended in a DQ only for this match to end in a DQ anyways? Who thought this
was a good idea? Who thought this was clever booking? Why not have Diesel go
over someone in his first championship defence? The match itself was good, Bret
trying to get under Diesel’s skin and the attempts to destroy the leg was all very
good, the interference put me off the match for sure, it’s not hitting the same
spot as The King of The Ring match but then again, Neidhart ruined that one so
we still do not have a decisive winner between these two which is shocking. So,
the officiating makes little sense to me, both men have rivals coming into the
match so will they squash those feuds at Mania or would we be able to do four
corners between Michaels, Owen, Diesel and Bret? Of course, it does not happen
but an interesting thought to consider.
Match is Thrown
Out Due To Inability To Maintain Control!
(Vacant WWF Tag
Team Championship Match) 1-2-3 Kid & Sparky Plugg vs Bam Bam Bigelow &
Tatanka W/ Ted Dibiase
So Plugg made his debut at this event
a year ago and I don’t think has made it onto the card since while Kid
continues to make other wrestlers impressive with his bumping and selling. Let’s
see if Tatanka and Bigelow can get back on track, Plugg and Tatanka start the
match with Tatanka shoving Plugg all around the ring. Plugg is chopped, Irish
whip with Plugg ducking a clothesline before eating a sidewalk slam.
Headscissors takedown counter from Plugg, two dropkicks from Plugg. Bigelow
comes in, eating a drop toehold. Double back elbow does not work as Bigelow
walks through Plugg & Kid with a clothesline.
Kid is tossed the full length of the
ring, headbutt from Bigelow. Kid counters a powerbomb for an amazing hurricanrana,
Kid misses a spinning heel kick though and Bigelow lands an enzuigiri. Tag to
Tatanka, chop to the corner. Clubbing blows to Kid, Irish whip to the opposite
buckle and Kid is down. Tatanka does it twice, tag to Bigelow. Kid is punched
in the ribs, Kid fires back with rights and lefts. A dropkick shoves back
Bigelow before Bigelow sends Kid into the mat. Suplex from Bigelow, shoulder
block from Bigelow. Kid back-drops Bigelow to the floor, Tatanka enters
illegally. Tatanka is dropkicked into Bigelow, tag to Plugg. Double crossbodies
do not work, Bigelow & Tatanka are shoved into one another. Plugg gets a schoolboy
for two, beautiful dropkick for two.
Clotheslines from Plugg, Tatanka ducks
the third clothesline and Bigelow pulls down the ropes. Plugg crashes to the
floor, Kid is distracted by Tatanka as the referee restrains Kid. Bigelow sends
Plugg into the ring-post, scoop slam and elbow drop from Tatanka for two.
Massive clothesline from Tatanka, Tatanka poses in front of all the fans. Plugg
crawls towards Kid but Kid cannot reach Plugg. Scoop slams from Tatanka,
Tatanka lands a cheap-shot on Kid. Powerslam by Tatanka for two, Bigelow
switches with Tatanka. Plugg avoids the diving tomahawk chop, Tatanka has
flattened Bigelow. Bigelow is clutching his eye. Kid and Tatanka are having
words as Plugg is squashed by Bigelow in the corner, Plugg is stomped on and
sent to the floor by Bigelow.
Bigelow motions that the championships
will be around the waist of The Million Dollar Team, Plugg tries an apron
sunset flip but Bigelow sits down on Plugg. Massive enzuigiri from Bigelow for
two, Tatanka receives the tag and hammers Plugg. The Million Dollar Team batter
Plugg, gut-wrench suplex from Tatanka. Clothesline from Tatanka, Plugg fights
out from the corner. Tatanka lands an eye rake, down goes Plugg. Both men try a
crossbody, both men are down after colliding in the middle of the ring, Kid
flies in with a spinning heel kick. Missile dropkick from Kid, Tatanka is
kicked off the apron. Tope con hilo from Kid to the floor, Diving crossbody on
Bigelow for two. Tatanka makes the save, Plugg dropkicks Tatanka to the floor.
Dibiase is on the apron, Kid is pressed to the floor.
Scoop slam from Bigelow, Tatanka runs
the ropes which knocks Bigelow off the top rope. Bigelow cracks his head off
the canvas, Plugg wants Kid to wake up. Kid crawls and crawls, Bigelow is
out-cold. Plugg and Kid win the championships, I don’t believe it!
Yeah that was garbage, Bob Holly as a
babyface in peril is torture, that heat segment was so dull and lifeless, I
cannot believe I had to sit through such shite. I got really scared when The
Kid was pressed to the floor, I thought oh my God, we are going to reset with
Kid in peril but no, the match ended seconds later. However, Tatanka trying to
attack Kid while Bigelow was clearly on the top rope, are you joking me? How
could anybody not see Bigelow on the top rope? I am not buying that for a second,
Kid’s crawl made it worse as Bigelow was comically knocked out and lay there
for quite some time.
Plugg & 123 Kid over The Million Dollar Team!
The Royal Rumble
30 men, one winner and that winner
will go to Wrestlemania to challenge the WWF Champion. Both feet have to touch
the floor for elimination to occur, you must throw your opponent over the top
rope. Always a fun one to watch, a staple of The WWF by this time.
Entrants 1 to 5
I break them into blocks of five,
makes it easier to follow. Number 1 is Shawn Michaels and number 2 is The
British Bulldog. We kick off fast, back body-drop and gorilla press slam from
Bulldog. Michaels is spun inside-out by a clothesline, Michaels flips out of
the corner. Number three is Eli Blu (Who?) One of The Harris Brothers before
shaved heads, Blu sends Michaels to the buckle. Bulldog tries throwing out Eli
but Eli hangs on as we have number four. Number four is Duke Droese, wow we are
showcasing the cream of the crop right now aren’t we? Duke slams Michaels down,
bearhug from Duke. Eli stomps Bulldog, number five is Jimmy Del Ray.
Numbers 6 to 10
Del Ray and Duke battle it out,
Michaels helps Del Ray tee off on Duke. Del Ray pummels Michaels, Michaels look
to be the excitement of this match once more. Number six is Seone aka The Barbarian,
Seone headbutts Michaels. Seone almost dumps out Michaels but Michaels holds on
while Bulldog grabs Del Ray and tosses Del Ray over the top rope.
Jimmy Del Ray has
been Eliminated by The British Bulldog!
Number seven is Dr. Tom Prichard, Seone
almost presses Michaels to the floor. Eli attacks Prichard in the corner,
multiple shoulder thrusts from Eli. Number eight is Doink, Doink attacks Seone
but that does not go well for The Clown. Bulldog and Prichard are going at it
as everyone pairs off to do generic corner stuff, Duke is choking Michaels with
the ropes. Number nine is Kwang, the martial arts expert. Kwang strikes at
everyone who moves, number ten is Rick Martel (Martel is still in the WWF in
Entrants 11 to 15
The ring is filling up big time, we
need someone to come in and clear things out. Who will it be though? When will
it happen? Number eleven is Owen Hart, things have become a lot more
interesting, Bret’s here and Bret is destroying Owen before Owen can reach the
ring. Surely, these two will battle at Wrestlemania again? Number twelve is Timothy
Well, the crowd erupts but it’s because Owen Hart is dumped out immediately.
Duke Droese, Rick Martel and Dr. Tom Prichard are dumped out before Kwang kicks
out Doink. Eli and Seone dump one another out while number thirteen is
Buswhacker Luke who is dumped out by Michaels. Number fourteen is Jacob Blu who
is tossed out by Shawn Michaels! Number fifteen is King Kong Bundy!
Owen Hart has
been Eliminated by British Bulldog!
Duke Droese has
been Eliminated by Shawn Michaels!
Rick Martel has
been Eliminated by Seone!
Doink has been
Eliminated by Kwang!
all been Eliminated!
Luke/Jacob Blu have been Eliminated by Shawn Michaels!
Number 16 to 20
Number sixteen is Mo from Men on a
Mission, Bundy throws out Mo instantly!
Mo has been
Eliminated by King Kong Bundy!
Number seventeen is Mabel, Oscar
appears for the second time. Mabel and Bundy square up, Bundy hammers Mabel.
Mabel hammers Bundy back, Mabel almost tosses out Bundy. Number eighteen is Bushwhacker
Butch, Bushwhackers and Martel in 1995? After a titanic struggle, Mabel tosses
out Bundy! Michaels tosses out Bushwhacker Butch with ease! Number nineteen is
Lex Luger who tosses out Mabel immediately, number twenty is Mantaur.
King Kong Bundy
has been Eliminated by Mabel!
has been Eliminated by Shawn Michaels!
Mabel has been Eliminated
by Lex Luger!
Entrants 21 to 25
Mantaur for God sake, Mantaur
hip-tosses Bulldog. Number twenty-one is Aldo Montoya, my boy. Aldo and Michaels
battle it out, Michaels jabs away at Montoya. Mantaur is hugging Luger in the
corner, Michaels continues to dominate Montoya. Number twenty-two is Henry
Godwinn, Mantaur chops Montoya in the corner. Number twenty-three is Billy
Gunn, Billy goes after Mantaur. Mantaur clubs down Billy, number twenty-four is
Bart Gunn. That’s the second time two tag team members have entered back to
back in this Rumble. Number twenty-five is Bob Backlund, good old Bob.
Entrants 26 to 30
Bret attacks Backlund, this raises the
question: Why did Diesel not batter Michaels? Number twenty-six is Steven Dunn
(This Well-Dun tag team sounds awful) Backlund enters the ring only for Luger
to dump out the former WWF Champion.
Bob Backlund has
been Eliminated by Lex Luger!
Number twenty-seven is Dick Murdoch
(You are kidding me) Had no clue Murdoch was in the WWF, ring is filling up
with a lot of talent right now. Number twenty-eight is Adam Bomb, lots of chops
and punches in the corner. Number twenty-nine is Fatu, Fatu and Billy slug it
out. Luger dumps out Mantaur.
Mantaur has been Eliminated
by Lex Luger!
Number thirty is Crush, Billy and Bart
start fighting so Crush dumps them out! Montoya dumps out Steven Dunn.
The Smoking Gunns
have been Eliminated by Crush!
Steven Dunn has
been Eliminated by Aldo Montoya!
Adam Bomb and Crush are brawling in one
corner, Bulldog helps Adam Bomb with Crush but Crush hangs on, Fatu and Crush
are brawling before Godwinn decides to get involved. Murdoch tries eliminating
Michaels, Michaels survives thanks to Luger. Fatu headbutts Murdoch who is down
hurt, Michaels is being rocked around the ring. Crush ducks a clothesline and
sends Adam Bomb over the top rope.
Adam Bomb has
been Eliminated by Crush!
Fatu hammers Crush, superkick rocks
Crush while Michaels grabs Montoya who is dumped to the floor. Crush
clotheslines the life out of Fatu and dumps The Headshrinker! Dick Murdoch
tries an airplane spin, Murdoch dizzies himself out and sails over the top
Fatu has been Eliminated
Dick Murdoch has
Henry Godwinn measures Lex Luger,
Luger manages to duck the clothesline and send Godwinn to the floor. We are
down to the final four with Luger, Bulldog, Crush and Michaels.
Henry Godwinn has
been Eliminated by Lex Luger!
Luger fights off Michaels and Crush,
Luger wants Crush. Whatever happened to their feud, Luger has Crush in the
corner but Michaels pushes Luger over the top rope.
Lex Luger has
been Eliminated by Shawn Michaels!
Crush and Michaels combine to attack
Bulldog, double clothesline on Bulldog. Crush says screw the team, Michaels is
about to be thrown out but Michaels rakes the eyes, Bulldog clotheslines out
Crush when he was aiming for Michaels.
Crush has been
Eliminated by British Bulldog!
Bulldog pummels Michaels who is being
kicked around the ring, military press onto the top rope. Michaels is in trouble,
Michaels is clotheslined over the top rope but Michaels’ feet do not touch the
floor. Michaels re-enters the ring and sends out Bulldog with an axe handle to
the floor. Only one of Shawn Michaels’ feet touched the floor, Shawn Michaels
wins The Royal Rumble!
Brave move to not have the likes of
Jarrett, Razor Ramon, Undertaker and the likes of Bigelow & Tatanka not
compete in this match, they would not be the first wrestlers to compete on the card
and compete later in the night so it’s interesting for sure especially when you
made me sit through the likes of The Bushwhackers, Rick Martel, Blu Brothers
and Well-Dunn. It does not pay off for the WWF as I find myself mostly bored
during this Rumble, the lack of star-power really hurts this match. Another
waste of Owen Hart in the Rumble, I cannot believe The Rocket was dumped out in
that manner similar to how Diesel just destroyed him last year. I had Owen in
my final four, I was way off. Although, it does continue the feud with his
brother Bret but Bret isn’t going to be at Wrestlemania is he? Finish is great
drama, not been done before so it works really well especially amid all the
confusion from the referees. Did Luger and Crush really go at it? Was there any
memorable moments that stick out apart from the finish? Did Owen deserve the
role he was served during the match? The answer to all three was no, this was
as weak as the early rumbles where there was no real thought process, let’s
just throw guys out there. Not a great addition for sure!
That was WWF’s Royal Rumble 1995, a disappointing show all in all. Things start off well with Jarrett and Ramon, they work a fun match with Ramon tweaking his knee, they restart the match which is not an issue but usually works better when the cowardly heel is caught in a trap rather than a babyface deciding I’m risking everything. It pays off better too because poor old Razor Ramon succumbs to the damage done to his leg and loses his championship. I enjoy Jarrett’s antics and the injury was well done with the chop block looking particularly nasty but the finish leaves much to be desired, I think someone the calibre of Razor Ramon has to be protected better than being rolled up clean because of his bad leg. Anyways, things become real slow when Undertaker takes on IRS, it was the right style of match because IRS looking credible against Taker was out of the question but the stalling wore me down and the finish was an odd one for this too, what happened after The Chokeslam? Diesel and Bret try to have a great match on this show but the fact the match is restarted twice especially after seeing the same thing in the first match I mean really? Why doesn’t that happen every WWF Championship if the championship is so prestigious? It complicates things and doing it twice is overkill. That being said, Bret’s working of the leg coupled with Diesel’s raw power makes for an interesting match if you take out the double restart. Things nosedive once more with the tag team title match, Bob Holly was at home in The Hardcore Division, Holly is not an interesting character nor an interesting babyface-in-peril. The best parts of this match are Bigelow vs Kid, that one hurricanrana is incredible but other than that, The Million Dollar Team which would be the top heel stable/faction in the company continue to look dumb and have failed to reignite the careers of Bam Bam Bigelow or Tatanka. Finally, The Rumble might be one of the worse due to lack of credible stars. You have a lot of people in here who should not be in the rumble, it’s boring and you do not have those little moments to keep you going. Luger never runs wild, King Kong Bundy and Mabel is so slow, I thought Bundy survived but no, slowly dumped out. Biggest reaction is Owen being tossed and the cameramen miss it the first time around. Shawn Michaels steals the show easily as he is he only one to try and make something out of all this. 1995 has started badly for me, I am fearing the worst. Thanks for reading and remember: there’s always another night!