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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Randy Savage vs. Bad News Brown, harlem Streefight, Youtube

I came across this when you showed the Dibiase/Duggan Tuxedo Match.  Short match, but great brawl all around.  I can't find a date, but there is a table break.  Btw, ever consider doing a short YouTube review column?  Where you review just random matches you wanted to watch that you probably won't find on any dvd sets anytime soon
http://youtu.be/7tOXZxW9xZE

Princess pretty much has the YouTube review thing covered.  And yeah, this is a notable "lost classic" that I reviewed before on a Coliseum release.  Savage was just killing it at the end of his first reign.  

18 comments:

  1. I've seen the match, recorded off of  Classics  On Demand last year and I wasn't really too keen on the match. Then again I don't remember ANY Bad News match in WWF being that good. The table spot is somewhat revolutionary, but I'm pretty sure Hogan did one with Harley Race at the Boston Garden a year before that!

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  2. I'm surprised you didn't go to see this when they had the Harlem Street Fight in Edmonton just before WMV.  It was seriously awesome.

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  3. I didn't move to Edmonton until 1990, and I don't remember them running that match in Vancouver.  Bummer.  

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  4. I wish heel Savage got to run with the belt just a wee bit longer. 

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  5. Oh Scott, I weep for you buddy...

    WWF @ Vancouver, British Columbia - Pacific Coliseum - February 28, 1989The Blue Blazer defeated Nikolai VolkoffHercules fought Mr. Perfect to a time-limit drawTed Dibiase fought Tito Santana to a double count-outThe Honkytonk Man pinned Bret Hart after using his guitar as a weaponBig John Studd fought Akeem to a double count-outThe Bushwhackers defeated Jacques & Raymond RougeauWWF World Champion Randy Savage defeated Bad News Brown in a Harlem Streetfight

    http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com/89.htm

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  6. Anyone else remember when Brown accused Ms Elizabeth of doing favors for Jack Tunny so Savage wouldn't have to face him?

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  7. That sounds like kind of a shitty card outside of the main event, actually. But if they were running a month before WM I wouldn't have been able to go anyway because WM was showing there closed circuit and I could generally only go to a few shows a year at that point.  

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  8. This is on Best of the WWF vol 19 for those who need to know that sort of thing (like me).

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  9. Lost classic?  That match sucked!  A few chokes and kicks, a couple weapons, no blood, lots of stalling, and a cop-out, screwjob finish.

    Was Bad News supposed to be the face?  He got completely screwed over there!

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  10. Bad News Brown was one of the most overrated ever.

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  11. It's fear.  Even years after his death, I'm still a little bit afraid that he'll kick my ass from the grave if I offend him.

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  12. One of the few guys who had a finisher that no one kicked out of. (A ref bump would always "save" Savage or Hogan from being pinned) While I loved it during the height of the attitude era, I wish wwe would put the "kick out of multiple finishers" genie back into the bottle for a while.

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  13. Savage would have been heel after the Main Event turn, so yeah, Bad News would have been the babyface in one of those weird deals.  

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  14. It is sort of sad how few Savage title defenses are available from his reign with good workers -- I know he worked a bunch of good matches with Dibiase, but then he spends a lot of time with Andre and Akeem.

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  15. Actually as far as I remember when they came to Edmonton, it was played as *almost* a heel-heel, but with Savage just being a more ruthless face.

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  16. That reminds me, what other finishers were there that no one kicked out of (or no one even took)?

    I know Hogan ducked the 'ghetto blaster' on SNME that time, and I don't think Hogan ever took a DDT? Did Hogan ever take and then kick out of the piledriver?

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  17. It was a crazy time because Savage was SO hated that he was getting booed while defending against these gigantic heels.  

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  18. im sure theres a hogan no sell of the piledriver somewhere on the tube.

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