This week on Wrestling Omakase we take a completely randomized look back at WCW’s annual February extravaganza, SuperBrawl, on our second ever Retro Roulette episode!
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John is joined by first time guest & VOW contributor Matt Francis (@archivingmatt), an old school WCW fan dating back to the early 90s which makes him the perfect guest for this episode! If you missed our prior Retro Roulette episode from October (that time covering Halloween Havoc), it’s sort of a different spin on the 5 Matches format- instead of just picking five old matches ourselves, in this case we’ve come up with a theme (WCW SuperBrawl PPVs) and then let the randomizer gods choose six random shows, and then one random match on each of those shows. Here’s what we ended up with. All can of course be found on the WWE Network, along with many other illicit places I’m sure:
1991- Dan Spivey vs. Ricky Morton
1992- Marcus Alexander Bagwell vs. The Taylor Made Man
1996- Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage (WCW World Title Steel Cage)
1997- Jeff Jarrett vs. Mongo McMichael
1998- Rick Martel vs. Booker T (WCW World TV Title)
2001- Chuck Palumbo & Sean O’Haire vs. Mark Jindrak & Shawn Stasiak (WCW World Tag Team Titles)
Topics that come up along the way include: boy did the randomizer job us out on some of these shows, brief thoughts of SuperBrawl and some of the weirdness involved with WCW’s schedule (and which one was bigger, SuperBrawl vs. Starrcade), Spivey does some movez, Morton months away from turning on his partner for a computer, why couldn’t we get Pillman vs. Liger instead of this, did Jesse Ventura just make a joke about Bagwell’s apparently legitimate mommy issues, Bobby Heenan has some thoughts on the opposite sex, THE DEADLY EFFECTS OF SHOE VIOLENCE, John and Matt disagree sharply on this 97 match, Debra was completely insane during this match, Rick Martel’s sadly aborted major league comeback, the best match we discussed on this show by far, the WCW Heat Machine, a good little tag match to wrap us up, and a whole lot more.
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