In the next edition of the Old School Review, we once again go back to the year of 1993…a time when WCW was truly recognised as a B+ Player. But this also marked the time when WCW was beginning to segregate themselves from the National Wrestling Alliance, NWA. I am not familiar with this event at all nor the WarGames concept…I am ashamed to say I have never seen a WarGames match. But WCW at this time, there were some sterling matches and memories being produced by the product. So, I am really looking forward to this one and it is with great pleasure that here I go with…
Old School Review: Fall Brawl 1993
The event opens, with a promo very fifties orientated about school and family. It then talks about WCW invading Houston, Texas before highlighting the various matches for this evening. We then go to our commentators for the evening, Tony Schiavone and Jesse Ventura before briefly talking about WarGames. We then go to Eric Bischoff briefly, who talks about some of the matches which will be shown this evening. After this, we go to the ring for the first match of the evening.
WCW World Television Championship: Ricky Steamboat (c) vs. Lord Steven Regal (w/ Sir William)
Regal makes his way to the ring first, before Steamboat makes his way to the ring to a nice reaction. They are then formally introduced by Michael Buffer. The match gets underway with Steamboat taking it to Regal, whilst convincingly selling his rib injuries from the outset. The match is very back and forth, but still very impressive and enjoyable wrestling from both men. There isn’t anything particularly fancy in this match, they are using a variety of different holds to let the match speak for itself. This, to be honest is an absolutely incredible wrestling match, the pace and psychology in the moves is insane but good. Regal is able to pick up the win and capture the championship after Sir William attacks Steamboat, followed by a German Suplex. Such a simple, but effective finish to end an amazing match.
Match Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0 Stars
We then go to Eric Bischoff with The Nasty Boys, talking about how The Horsemen need to survive and how they have a surprise in store for them before we then return to the ring for the next match.
Big Sky vs. Charlie Norris
Both men make their way to the ring, and we are using the second ring for this one. The match is pretty short but very back and forth with a variety of moves. Eventually, Charlie Norris is able to pick up the win following a kick/boot to the head of Sky. Short = yes, bad = no…it was actually quite refreshing to see a short match after the last one, but still did great in the ring.
Match Rating: 3.0 out of 5.0 Stars
We then go to ringside with Schiavone and Ventura talking about the WarGames main event, before we go to Davey Boy Smith backstage who talks about his participation in WarGames and the opponents. We then return to the ring for the next match.
Paul Orndorff and The Equalizer vs. 2 Cold Scorpio and Marcus Bagwell
Both teams make their way to the ring, and the match gets underway with very controlling action by Orndorff and The Equalizer. The action is pretty good. nothing fancy but basic and compelling to watch. Eventually, Scorpio picks up the win for his team after pinning The Equalizer. After the match, Scorpio and Bagwell are taken out by The Equalizer and Orndorff, before they leave the arena. Good match for what it was.
Match Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0 Stars