#WF143 – Razor Ramon – Oozing Machismo
James Dixon & Lee Maughan:
JD – Neither Lee or I could face two hours of Razor half-arsing dark matches alone, so we’re doing this one together. Razor cuts a promo to introduce the tape while walking down some stairs. Razor was bad at promos man, it doesn’t get said often enough.
LM – Was he? I thought he was just doing Scarface.
JD – Well he was, but it’s a one trick act.
LM – So was Hogan.
JD – He didn’t have a silly put-on accent though!
LM – Well, at least Razor had a better accent than Vinnie Vegas…
JD – Is that relevant? Anyway, this is presented by Gorilla Monsoon and Stan Lane, who wonder how Coliseum honcho Marty Applebaum gets such tremendous matches on these tapes. I would love to meet Mr. Applebaum. I have so many questions for him, and twice as many grievances to air.
Razor Ramon vs. Bam Bam Bigelow
JD – From May, 1994, in Ohio. Gorilla asks, like he always does, what would possess Bam Bam to get his head tattooed. He’d really become a broken record by this point.
LM – Why are Gorilla and Stan whining about a “payola scam” that gets a decent match like Razor vs. Bam Bam on the tape? Hey, maybe that’s how IRS got so many Coliseum appearances?
JD – I’ve theorised that before. I’m convinced the guys at Coliseum thought the IRS gimmick was real and were evading taxes or something.
LM – Bam Bam was awesome wasn’t he? We’re 45 seconds in here and he’s already taken three absolutely massive bumps, and at his size too!
JD – He bumps more than any big guy around, and more than pretty much anyone else on the rest of the roster. But let’s take a moment to discuss Luna Vachon’s ass; her attire is distinctly un-PG, basically just a thong that covers nothing. Nothing at all. Suddenly I am picturing Ned Flanders…
LM – Have you seen Luna, pre-wrestling? Without all that witchy make-up and the shaved head, she was very pretty, in a rather conventional sense. Kind of like a young Bull Nakano before she bulked up to play the monster heel role. I wish the girls did that now. Ever since the proliferation of “Divas”, WWE has generally just stuck to the formula or hiring bikini models because of how they look in glossy magazines. It’s so incredibly short sighted. It’s like, vanilla isn’t the only flavour of ice cream, you know? Some of us like chocolate, damn it!
JD – Yeah, I’ve seen Nakano sans make-up and she’s very attractive. Do you think Luna added to Bam Bam? Did he need her? I didn’t like the union personally. I think they made sense, but I think Bigelow was fine on his own.
LM – Well, she had a great look and she certainly knew what she was doing in the role. I just wish she was doing something now though because this match was trundling along just fine until the dreaded CHINLOCK. It’s gone on for absolutely ages!
JD – Yeah, this has been far too much chinlock. I hated how they extended matches, but they were longer because of a chinlock rather than any other spots. If they removed the chinlock and had a shorter match, would anyone really feel short-changed? If anything, they’d feel more satisfied.
LM – I agree, there’s no need for it really. I can forgive Bam Bam doing a chinlock for 30 seconds when he’s busting his ass, but even if you’re a good worker it’s still dull, and that was a lot longer than 30 seconds. It has picked up again though, it’s back to being quite good now!
JD – Yeah, and they have a nice finish with Razor going over after a one-arm powerbomb from the top. Bam Bam loved taking that spot; I’ve seen him use it a few times against other guys.
Final Rating: **½
Battle Royal Highlights
LM – I’ve already covered this on Raw Prime Cuts actually. It’s the battle royal from October, 1993 to determine a new Intercontinental champion. Clipped to just the final four, I see. I asked this before in my review but I’ll ask again; why does Martel side with the Quebecers? The last two left in this are squaring off for the title, so if those three team up to eliminate Razor, that leaves Martel at a two-on-one disadvantage. I mean, it’s not like his character was ever established as an idiot, is it? I know that from a kayfabe sense they wouldn’t want to confuse the less sophisticated WWF audience with that much depth of psychology, especially given that they might confuse his smartness with a babyface turn, and that’s the last thing you want when it’s him and Razor in the finals, but boy does it bug me. More than it should really. I’m sure it didn’t matter this much when I was 9, but then, I was a clever kid.
JD – Good lord, are you finished yet?
LM – At least I’m not Evil Ste! I suppose I could just tell myself they’re teaming up because they’re buddies, dating back to when Martel teamed up with the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers, or that they’re fighting for the honour of Canada against their mortal enemy, erm, Cuba. Was Razor still a Cuban at this point, or was he Floridian? Either way, heel miscommunication leads to Jacques being eliminated by his own partner on a badly-timed clothesline, before Razor dumps Pierre out from behind, leaving Razor vs. Martel as next week’s title match.
WWF Intercontinental Championship (Vacant)
Razor Ramon vs. Rick Martel
LM – “Starting slow, but not really” says Savage. What the HELL does that mean?
JD – What does ANYTHING Savage says mean? Have you seen some of the tapes he presented that I had to cover? I thought I was tripping at times, it was so utterly bizarre. The final four in that battle royal by the way: what a strange selection! A tag team and a guy years past his prime. Who was even the favourite? Was it Jacques, as former champion?
LM – I guess it was to make Razor look strong, taking out the tag champs by himself. It was one of those television tapings where they only had half a roster though, so you ended up getting guys like Jimmy Snuka and Abe ‘Knuckleball’ Schwartz in it.
JD – Why did they go with Martel though? It’s baffling. He was completely worthless as a character by then, and certainly not a credible challenger.
LM– He was freshly back wasn’t he? He’d been gone until this taping I think.
JD – For how long?
LM – A year or so? He left before Survivor Series ’92. Or was he in the Royal Rumble?
JD – He was at both, pal! Was he really even gone? I think he just did so little that it felt like he was.
LM – Well, when they were introducing that battle royal, Vince McMahon talked him up as having just returned, so I think he was gone for a time at least.
JD – Having done some quick research, it seems he was still working house shows but wasn’t on TV. I guess they took him off to freshen him up. And there’s another classic Savage line; he just called this “the toughest match I have ever been in.”
LM – Haha. Well, the match was good but I’ve got nothing to say about it really. It wasn’t amazing and it didn’t have any real back story to it, but it certainly wasn’t the shits, so what else can you say?
JD – Well, it’s a good match with plenty of near falls and a lot of effort, and Martel worked really hard to get Razor over. His best performance in a long time. It was a pretty important match too because it elevated Razor to the next level, as the Intercontinental title still meant something back then.
Final Rating: ***
Razor Ramon vs. Crush
LM – Aww, sod this! This is where the tape nosedives… Oooh, wait, it’s got Johnny Polo on commentary so it’s actually good again! Razor and Crush haven’t even locked up, yet I can already tell this is going to be *** for Polo’s commentary alone. That and Crush’s rarely-seen Kona/Japan hybrid tights. Polo just made reference to Demolition! No wonder he got fired.
JD – Yeah, I noticed that! Gorilla just went completely silent afterwards. God forbid we reference history. It’s not like they changed Crush’s name or anything. Did they just expect people to forget? Or think it was a different guy? You know, Polo actually saved a bad tape that I covered elsewhere in this volume, with his incredible commentary significantly improving my enjoyment of it. He was so damn quick witted, and his purposefully bad jokes are a riot. He’s driving Gorilla crazy, and it is gold. The chemistry between them is the closest Monsoon ever got to replicating the perfect union he had with Bobby Heenan.
LM – Heenan and Jesse Ventura both could make awful shows better. I can even sit through that diabolical Bushwhackers-Beverly Brothers Royal Rumble ’92 match thanks entirely to Heenan ragging on Jameson. Same with WrestleMania IV. Yeah, it’s interminably dull, and I once used it as a cure for insomnia. Literally, in fact, as opposed to those people who just suggest such things for comedic purposes. But there’s a story you can follow on that show what with the tournament and all, and just listening to Ventura is a joy. I didn’t watch a single second of it, just listened to Gorilla and Jesse banter back-and-forth.
JD – That’s what a great commentator should do and it’s why I hate the Michael Cole-era, because they just do the exact opposite. Polo isn’t quite Ventura levels of good, but they have very different styles. Polo is all about the witty one-liners and silly references and comments, more akin to Heenan.
LM – His literal interpretations of the things Gorilla says are hilarious: “He’s got starch in his pants?!” He says it with such gleeful exacerbation. With Heenan, you could tell he was witty but he always played it like he was genuinely dumb. Polo comes across a lot more mischievous, like a little kid who’s smarter than his years. He knows he’s winding Gorilla up.
JD – Sure. You can almost hear the naughty twinkle in Polo’s eye. You may have noticed we haven’t mentioned the match though?
LM – I know, because it’s absolutely rotten.
JD – Indeed, just your usual lazy Crush match, and Razor doesn’t seem to fancy it. Can you believe it’s only 7-minutes long? It feels double that.
LM – Crush was terrible. Razor’s done exactly as much here as he did in the Bigelow match, but Crush was just so dull with all those holding backbreaker submissions and shit, whereas Bam Bam was bumping around like a maniac. Thank God for Polo though, because this would have been unbearable with Alfred Hayes or Stan Lane.
Final Rating: ½*
Razor Ramon vs. Adam Bomb
JD – And now for the other member of KroniK. This is from the Auditorium in Lowell, MA and what a bizarre looking venue with very strange lighting this is. The acoustics are so echoic. It feels cold.
LM – I like this venue actually, it’s really unique. And this comes from a Superstars taping, believe it or not.
JD – Oh, I’m not complaining, it’s just so different from what you usually see. It feels intimate, like a large-scale independent show or something.
LM – I wish the WWF hadn’t ruined KroniK. Wrestling needs more big monster tag teams. I always favour smaller, hard working teams like the Rockers or the Brain Busters, but sometimes you just want to see two jacked up dudes murderize some poor geeks.
JD – Not a very long match this, Razor wins cleanly with the Razor’s Edge, an impressive move to hit on a guy that size.. I’m actually surprised he beat him so comprehensively too, and I’m even more surprised that every match has had a clean finish so far.
LM – That won’t last, I’ll bet you anything. Anyway, this was like the last match, only shorter and less tiresome on the grounds that Bomb was at least better than Crush.
JD – The interesting venue makes it slightly better than worthless, and now I want to see the rest of that taping!
Final Rating: *¼
WWF Intercontinental Championship
Razor Ramon (c) vs. Shawn Michaels
JD – Well, this tape’s score is going to get somewhat skewed, because here’s one of the all-time great matches. I know you rate the SummerSlam ’95 rematch as highly as I do, so the million dollar question is: which was better?
LM – I guess it’ll depend on how I feel when we’ve watched this one back, but personally, I’ve always liked ‘95 better.
JD – Me too, yet this one is always considered THE match.
LM – Oddly enough, I was never really blown away by this one in the same way as the rematch. That one to me was truly gripping, edge of the seat stuff.
JD – The ’95 match definitely has the edge with regards to drama, but this one set the bar and changed the industry. It was unlike anything ever seen in mainstream wrestling to that point, and certainly in the WWF.
LM – It’s kinda sad watching these tapes back you know, seeing just how good Razor was at his peak, not to mention guys like Diesel, all of the Kliq really, back when they were young and motivated enough to care about their craft.
JD – Well, everyone gets old man.
LM – Yeah, but they stopped giving a shit two years later.
JD – Of course they did, Uncle Ted was paying them to do nothing. Scott Hall is a real sad story though, because he could and should have been a main event guy down the line.
LM – He wanted the belt though, that’s why he went to WCW, at least in part. McMahon was looking for a new world champion and Hall said “What about me?”
JD – Actually, from what Kevin Nash says, he left because he could barely afford to live. The WWF was in very bad shape in 95-96 and a lot of guys were almost living out of their vans as if it was the USWA. He wanted financial stability and the WCW deal gave him that. That was the personal reason anyway, you’re probably right about the professional ones being a factor too somewhat. Do you think Razor could have worked as WWF champion though? Did he have enough charisma, star power and ability to carry the company at that level? Because I don’t think he did.
LM – I don’t see any reason not to at least try with him on top. I think you might as well try and fail at something as not try at all.
JD – I dunno man, it wasn’t the same back then. It certainly wasn’t like it became where you could give just anyone a world title *cough* Jack Swagger *cough*. Being the WWF champion was a big deal. Hell, Shawn didn’t get it until 1996 and he was the top star in the company for at least two years prior to that. Same with Steve Austin; the trigger wasn’t pulled on him until a full year after his historic babyface turn. I just don’t think Razor had that special x-factor that makes someone a genuine top guy.
LM – I see what you’re saying but you never really know for sure until you try, and I think he would have been a good champion, a credible champion. I certainly don’t think he would have been any worse than some of the guys they went with, like Diesel or Sid.
JD – I think Sid was still a better choice than Razor, even if he had stayed. Sid just had “it.”
LM – Sid had a better look than Razor, sure, but he was awful in the ring for the most part.
JD – But he did have the aura of a champion. Razor had the aura of an upper midcard guy. He could be carried to quality bouts with quality opponents, but he couldn’t make bad workers look good. He had reached his WWF peak when he left and for him the decision to move on was probably a smart one.
LM – But it’s not like Sid was carrying opponents to better matches, and I think that championship aura came in large part with actually being champion. Diesel I don’t think felt like a world champion until later on in 1994. Hell, I didn’t really “feel” him as an Intercontinental champion until after he’d won the belt. I think Razor might have been a better WWF champion than Diesel overall. Better matches certainly. There’d be no 90-second specials against Yokozuna with him!
JD – I just think Kevin Nash was more of a “superstar” than Razor was. Perhaps Hall was too selfless in the ring with inferior opponents and it made him come across as weaker, because Hall was pretty selfless with his opponents. The thing is with Nash, for all the bad rep he gets, he’s still got more classics in his career archive than Hall does.
ES – Hall has two ***** matches!
JD – He does, but both were with Shawn in gimmick matches. Nash had quality encounters with Bret, Shawn, Owen, and even Undertaker in 1996.
LM – But Razor had great matches with those guys too!
JD – Yeah but his matches with Bret weren’t as good as Nash’s matches with Bret.
LM – But he had better matches with Goldberg and Jeff Jarrett than Nash ever did.
JD – I hated his matches with Jarrett, personally. Either way, it is not based on in-ring ability, we both know that. It’s based on star power, x-factor and look, which Nash wins in all three categories.
LM – I still think Razor might have been better, but I guess we’ll never know.
JD – Well, we digress anyway. This match is still superb, perfect actually. The bumps are crazy for the time, even if they have been topped with insane stunts since.
LM – Well, it’s spots, spots, spots, and not a whole lot else, but all of the spots were great, hit to absolutely perfection, and were all things nobody had ever seen or thought of before. It absolutely set a template and had huge influence throughout the industry that can never been understated. But… BUT… I still think SummerSlam was the better match.
Final Rating: *****
WWF Intercontinental Championship
Razor Ramon (c) vs. IRS
JD – From Royal Rumble ’94, which is before the ladder match we’ve just seen. Why can’t they just show things in order?
LM – God knows. And as a kid, wouldn’t it just make your blood boil to not only have repeat matches, but repeat pay-per-view matches no less? I mean, if you were the kind of fan who was buying WWF compilation tapes like this, they you were probably already hardcore enough to be buying the PPV releases. Obviously by the time the DVD age hit and you got those comprehensive career collections spanning multiple discs, that was something else entirely. But this is a tape released in 1994, and it’s got two 1994 pay-per-view matches on it! It’s piss poor!
JD – It still makes my blood boil now! The hardcore fan really got shafted by the WWF, and let’s face it, this match is dross anyway. I get the idea behind including the ladder match because it is a genuine classic that fits the criteria of being one of Razor’s absolute best matches, but who would want to see this again? It has IRS in it! Nobody wants to watch an IRS match twice!
LM – I think it’s an okay match actually, certainly one of the better IRS matches anyway. Low praise, obviously.
JD – Being one of the better IRS matches is like being one of the most fragrant turds in the sewer.
LM – Razor’s working hard early on, but you just know the inevitable IRS chinlock looms. Look how much he’s sweating already, poor sod. CHIN? LOCKED! Actually that was the shortest IRS chinlock I’ve ever seen.
JD – Wait for it…
LM – CHIN? LOCKED!
JD – What a tedious wanker.
LM – He’s shaking his head as if to say “I can’t believe I’m getting away with this!” Well you aren’t now, pal. We know! At least he’s turning it into a heat spot, so I suppose it’s better than JUST a chinlock.
JD – Why is IRS not universally loathed as a worker far more than he is?
LM – I’m not sure. Probably because he was alright in the 80s?
JD – There’s a lot curious about IRS: He ALWAYS has a match on every Coliseum release, sometimes twice, once even thrice! He lasted four years with a terrible gimmick, terrible matches, and yet he doesn’t have a reputation as being a bad worker within the industry or with the fans, even though he was the absolute pits. He’s one of the worst wrestlers I’ve ever seen from an entertainment point of view. And there’s a Dusty finish here (done backwards by the WWF, obviously) as IRS wins the title only for the decision to be reversed and the match continues. Imagine if this result had stood and IRS became Intercontinental champion. IRS vs. Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania X? Yikes.
LM – They should have heated this feud up by having IRS tax Razor’s belt and take the plates off, leaving him with just the leather strap. “You owe me 40% of those, pal!” Actually, Repo Man might have made a good choice for a feud, at least from a logical standpoint. “I’m here to repossess the belt that belongs to Shawn Michaels, ya bum!” Well, I guess he already did that with Virgil and the Million Dollar Belt.
JD – It wouldn’t have made the wrestling any better.
LM – I thought it was fine.
Final Rating: *½
WWF Intercontinental Championship
Razor Ramon (c) vs. Jeff Jarrett
JD – Razor-Jarrett for the millionth time. This happened seemingly every week in 1994-95.
LM – Then again in 1999. Then again in 2002.
JD – They didn’t even really have much in the way of chemistry. I always thought their exchanges were rather awkward.
LM – Savage on commentary: “Double J’s giving him a “Buck buck buck!” He thinks he’s a chickEEEEEEEYYYYYNNN!” Savage didn’t half have some curious placement as far as emphasis went.
JD – No kidding! I mean, you hear his promos and commentary with non-fans present and cringe, but really, you secretly love it. The guy is so over-the-top that he goes steamrolling past bad and back into awesome. What was that he just said about a hiatus? Something about a hyena?!
LM – I think he called it a “hayeenus.”
JD – Or a “high anus?” It could have been any of them with Savage really.
LM – This is like all of the other matches from TV tapings on this tape, fine-to-good when they actually do something, interminable when they sit in a sleeper hold. Why didn’t guys give more of a shit when the cameras were on? You’re on the road for 30 days, you’re knackered, I get it. But get your sleep in when you’re in Intercourse, Pennsylvania where nobody’s watching you, just turn it up when the lights are on!
JD – Well, you have to remember just how many matches they were working. It becomes just another job, and with banged up bodies, they just want to get through it. This wasn’t Bill Watts’ WCW with performance bonuses.
LM – True, but I just wish Vince would have taken a hit on a couple of house show for the betterment of his TV, given the boys the day off before tapings, get some rest. Then again, half of them probably would have just gone out and gotten wasted.
JD – Vince has never been about match quality. It’s a business to him and a merchandise-driving machine. They drop a house show, they lose $50,000+ of revenue.
LM – I know, but the upshot of that is that we continually have to watch IRS and pals sat in chinlocks for huge chunks of matches. It could have been better planned is all I am saying.
JD – It’s the price we pay for Vince’s greed and the poor treatment of his workers. Some of the guys didn’t care anyway though. Look at WrestleMania III where the boys just turned up on the day, having worked the night before. They were all exhausted, burnt out and smelly from being on the road for 20 days, yet that was for the biggest show of all time!
LM – It was, but it didn’t really mean anything to the wrestlers in those days did it? Because that kind of annual supercard on that kind of scale was still just a relatively new thing, and they hadn’t grown up as marks for the name WrestleMania like later generations did.
JD – I don’t think it meant much in 1994 either. Obviously that has evolved to the point where they now get a week off before the show, at least in terms of not having matches, but back then it was work, work, work and do as many shows as possible in the time, often more than one a day.
LM – Yeah, but 1994 was still that generation with the old school mentality. It’s the generation that grew up watching the Monday Night Wars who are crazy about it.
JD – Sure. So this match; what did we make of it?
LM – Fine when it was fine and terrible when it was terrible. The long sleeper section was inexcusable for those two, long tour or not. You’d expect more from guys like them. Plus, Jarrett did the feet on the ropes thing that IRS did, which we’d just seen in the previous match! A pretty poor editing choice from Marty Applebaum and his team, that one.
JD – Naturally. Razor went over via DQ for the record, thanks to Shawn Michaels sticking his neb in. Diesel nailed Razor with the Jacknife afterwards, then stood on him to set up a match between the two… which obviously doesn’t turn up on this tape. Thanks for the payoff, Coliseum!
Final Rating: *¼
Razor Ramon vs. Yokozuna
LM – Oh boy, what a way to close things out! Yoko actually shows more energy than Jarrett, but he takes a bump early on so he’s probably cream crackered already. Imagine if Yokozuna had been given the IRS gimmick and had to work in a suit with all that girth.
JD – What a strange train of thought!
LM – Did you know he almost wasn’t signed? I forget who it was, but someone said: “Vince, you gotta see this guy! He can really move!” and Vince McMahon begrudgingly gave him a tryout and said: “Yeah, he’s good for his size and all but I’ve already got two Samoans! I don’t need three!” That’s when whoever it was, Pat Patterson or Bobby Heenan I think it was, said: “But Vince! He looks Japanese!”, and thus the world had to endure four years of Yokozuna.
JD – The WWF would have been a better place if he hadn’t been signed. His main event push undid all the great stuff the workrate guys had done in 1992. He was a tedious worker and a terrible champion. I wonder who would have got the Royal Rumble win and runs with Bret, Hogan and Luger if Yoko hadn’t been signed?
LM – I wish it had been Savage. He could have faced Owen on the March to WrestleMania special, then Bret at WrestleMania IX. Savage as the heel, of course.
JD – I wish it had been Savage too. Though I guess it would have been the Ultimate Warrior had he gone through with the SummerSlam heel turn. I heard Bret vs. Warrior was considered at one point.
LM – Yeah, I did hear that, but wasn’t that for the Survivor Series? Or was that Bret vs. Jake Roberts?
JD – I’ve heard that before too, but the timing seems wrong. Bret wasn’t even Intercontinental champion when Jake gave his notice, although he did win it later that night. And as far as I am aware, there were no plans for Bret to later become WWF champion in March, 1992.
LM – But that doesn’t mean it would have been for the title, just that they would have worked a program together. Maybe that was the thing to get Bret to drop the strap to Shawn; promise him a program with Jake?
JD – We’ve strayed off into a tangent here. Is this match as bad as you expected?
LM – No, it’s okay, but it’s just the same old story isn’t it? I think Yokozuna was pretty special for a guy his size, at least in terms of some of the things he could do. Unfortunately “have an exciting match” was not one of them, generally speaking. He could move for sure, and he had a killer legdrop, but his size just dictated endless nerve pinches until he hit the banzai drop or took the big bump for the finish.
JD – After nearly two hours, I’m sick of Razor matches now because he’s not exactly a highlight reel is he? And Yokozuna just saps the energy out of me. The match has been “okay” in places, as you say, but the usual extended nerve pinch is unbearable. Razor shows his stupidity by going for the Razor’s Edge, which is just completely moronic, and then they do a disqualification ending with Crush interfering and Lex Luger making the save! Brilliant.
LM – Well, shit on that! Just as it was trundling around mediocre, they do that! Why finish the tape like this?! Surely you’d show this, THEN the Crush match, with Razor getting his revenge!
JD – Well, this did happen after the Crush match mind you.
LM – It did but it still would have made more sense from the point of view of how the tape flows, surely?
JD – I’ll give you that. Still, no Lex Luger & Razor Ramon vs. Yokozuna & Crush match to pay-off wasting our time with that finish? Lame. “Coliseum home video did it again” says Gorilla. Oh, they certainly did! That match was drek. It was every Yokozuna match you ever saw, complete with a boring nerve hold and a terribly unsatisfying finish.
Final Rating: ¾*
Summary: The inclusion of the ladder match severely skews the score of this tape, and without it you can knock about 20 points off the total. Razor Ramon could be pretty damn good, but this tape absolutely wasn’t. It just wasn’t exciting at all. The thing is, there could have been a really great Razor tape, but the WWF’s own political stance meant they couldn’t include anything from his character-building heel run, and that leaves the tape bare and samey. The potential was there at first with the Bam Bam Bigelow match and the first Intercontinental title win against Rick Martel, but the rest was pretty much the pits. And you might as well watch WrestleMania X if you want to see the ladder match, or any number of the superior video, DVD or Blu-ray compilation releases it was included on (The Ladder Match 2: Crash and Burn comes highly recommended). Overall, when you take that match away from this release and take into account that the rest of it is mostly just a two hour drag, it becomes a pretty shoddy release and a far cry from the best of Razor Ramon. Recommendation to avoid.