Herb Abram’s UWF Fury Hour #11 12/17/90

December 17th, 1990
Taped December 6th, 1990
Reseda Country Club
Reseda, California
Commentators: Craig DeGeorge & Bruno Sammartino

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Herb Abram’s UWF Fury Hour #10 12/10/90

December 10th, 1990
Taped November 8th, 1990
Reseda Country Club
Reseda, California
Commentators: Herb Abrams & Bruno Sammartino

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Herb Abram’s UWF Fury Hour #8 11/19/90

November 19th, 1990
Taped November 8th, 1990
Reseda Country Club
Reseda, California
Commentators: Herb Abrams & Bruno Sammartino

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Herb Abram’s UWF Fury Hour #2 09/24/90

I know some people were upset at NXT Season Three being tossed to one side but you really need variety when it comes to your wrestling viewing. Going from old NXT to modern day Raw is like going from Pepsi to Coke, whereas Herb’s UWF is uhhhh some other drink.

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Herb Abram’s UWF Fury Hour #1 09/24/90

Sorry to break the ECW/NXT streak but I have no absolutely no desire to watch any more Heel Michael Cole and/or Matt Striker. If I’m going to sit down and watch bad wrestling, I want it to be at least fun bad wrestling.

I started writing about Herb’s cocaine-fuelled company a few years ago for my own site but The Great Crapping appears to have wiped the six type-ups I did so ah what the hell, let’s start again.

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Mike Reviews – WCW Capital Combat: Return of RoboCop (19/05/1990)

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I haven’t watched this one in a while and I’ve always enjoyed it, so I decided to make it the show I review this week. I’m actually watching the UK version of the Turner Home Entertainment official VHS result for this one as opposed to the WWE Network version.

The main reasons I’m watching this version of the show are that it’s shorter, it doesn’t dub out some of the music (meaning we get “The Chase” for the Midnight Express’ entrance) and (at the time of writing this) the WWE has done a pretty lousy job with the move over to Peacock so, even though we still get the full version of the Network over here in the UK, the whole situation has left me with a bit of a sour taste so I’ve been on a bit of a physical media kick as a result.

Plus, I finally got a replacement remote for my VCR, so reviewing just became a lot more convenient as I don’t have to keep getting up to pause/rewind the tape on the actual VCR itself. There’s also that additional nostalgia factor of sitting down and watching a tape on a real VCR that takes me back to watching my wrestling tapes as a kid that I kind of like. I obviously won’t be swearing off The Network forever or anything, but right now I’m enjoying a bit of a blast from the past.

This show took place in the May of 1990, with current top babyface Sting out on the shelf with a knee injury due to a botched spot where he tried to climb a cage to get at The Horsemen. As a result of not really having any challengers for World Champ Ric Flair, Lex Luger was turned back babyface to feud with him. Of course this presented some additional issues for WCW, because Flair had given Sting his word that he’d be getting the belt from him once he was healthy, which meant Luger wouldn’t be getting it in this feud. Luger had failed multiple times in the past to defeat Flair for the Title though, so yet another failure wasn’t exactly going to do wonders for his “choker” image.

For this show they did at least give Luger a bit of an out by having him sell a leg injury, with the story being that he shouldn’t really be competing in the match but he was going to do it anyway because he was so gosh darn brave. You’d think that a stoppage finish where Luger’s leg went out and the referee ended it rather than Luger having to quit himself would be the most likely ending to the match seeing as it would be a way for him to lose without looking weak due to the match being in a cage, but WCW had other ideas (Oh my DID they!).

WCW had also been saddled with having to bring in RoboCop onto the show as RoboCop 2 was due to hit cinemas. Thus they had to pretend that RoboCop was an actual real super cop and not just some dude in a costume, which was overly silly even for something like wrestling. They couldn’t even get Peter Weller in to do it either, so it really is just a random bloke in the costume!

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Mike Reviews – WWF Wrestling Tough Guys (1990)

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I decided that I fancied watching one of the Home Video releases that they’ve uploaded onto the WWE Network, and with this one being under an hour I thought it’d be a nice snappy watch.

I’m going into this completely blind without a clue of what’s actually on the tape, but noted Tough Guy Akeem is on the screen-cap on The Network, so we should at least get some Jive Soul Bro if the music dubbing God’s are feeling generous.

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Mike Reviews: WWF Royal Rumble 1990

Seeing as we’re just one day away from January 2019, I thought I’d look back at one of the classic Royal Rumble events. The Rumble has always been a big part of every wrestling fans January, with even lapsed fans still showing an interest in it sometimes. This is ultimately because the Rumble match itself is such a great match concept, being a battle royal where you don’t know who the next person out will be.

I decided to go back and look at this one because I’ve always found it to be a pleasant easy watch, with some good matches on offer and a very notable collision in the Rumble itself that had a long lasting effect on the WWF as a whole.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at the 1990 Royal Rumble event!

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Herb Abrams’ UWF Fury Hour #7

Herb Abram’s UWF Fury Hour #7

Herb Abrams’ UWF Fury Hour #7 featuring South African Col. DeBeers getting annoyed with black referees, Louie Spicolli’s debut and Cactus Jack threatening to take down the WTC.

Herb Abram’s UWF Fury Hour #5

Herb Abram’s UWF Fury Hour #5

 

Herb Abram’s UWF Fury Hour #5, featuring Nikita Koloff vs. Ivan Koloff!

And a shit-load of squashes!

Herb Abrams’ UWF Fury Hour #4

Herb Abrams’ UWF Fury Hour #4

Herb Abrams’ UWF Fury Hour #4: The one with Paul Orndorff vs. Cowboy Bob Orton.

The show’s still bad, btw.

Herb Abrams’ UWF Fury Hour #3

Herb Abrams’ UWF Fury Hour #3

Herb Abrams’ UWF Fury Hour #3 with Dr. Death vs. Paul Orndorff and a shit-load of squash matches.

Herb Abrams’ UWF Fury Hour #2

Herb Abrams’ UWF Fury Hour #2

Second furious episode, with squash matches galore and Col. DeBeers suffering the indignity of having a black man try to referee his match.