In the next edition of the Old School Review, we are going back to 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 have never seen this event before, I have watched two matches on the card but no more. This will be a truly interesting experience as WCW attempts to bring together the stars of the past and present. I am thoroughly looking forward to seeing this event, so here I go with the…
Old School Review: Slamboree 1993 “A Legends Reunion”
The opening promo is depicted around various legends coming together, but how the stars of today will be in the ring for the glory. We then head inside The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia. We then go inside the arena, with various wrestling legends gathered in the ring. We then go to our commentators, Tony Schiavone and Larry Zbysko for the evening who talk about the various legends but also preview the various matches for this evenings event. A mention is made towards Jesse Ventura, who isn’t there as he is in hospital. Max Payne then plays some music, as The Fabulous Moolah is carried to the ring. We then go to Eric Bischoff with Missy Hyatt, who talk about the events of the evening as the lights go out in a technical difficulty. The legends then make their way to the locker room as Bischoff and Hyatt continue to talk away. We then go to the first match of the evening.
Beautiful Bobby and Chris Benoit vs. 2 Cold Scorpio and Marcus Bagwell
Bobby and Benoit make their way to the ring first, followed by Bagwell and Scorpio. The match gets underway with Benoit and Scorpio at a very fast pace. The match is really well paced, with lots of impressive moves being used. It is a really enjoyable match, which is easily forgotten and underrated. Anyhow, after a great match, Scorpio and Bagwell are able to pick up the win following a really impressive aerial move.
Winner: 2 Cold Scorpio and Marcus Bagwell
Match Rating: 3.5 out of 5.0 Stars
Van Hammer vs. Sid Vicious (w/ Col. Parker)
Van Hammer makes his way to the ring first, and is joined by Col Parker who introduces Sid to those in attendance. The crowd explodes at seeing Sid’s return to WCW, and as the match gets underway he squashes Van Hammer to be successful in winning this match in under a minute. Whilst I am not a fan of squash matches, this did help reestablish Sid with an impact to the WCW audience.
Winner: Sid Vicious
Match Rating: 1.0 out of 5.0 Stars
We then go to Eric Bischoff, who is talking with two legends in attendance, Bugsy McGraw and Red Bastien in a little bit of a pointless interview segment before we then head back to the ring for the next match of the evening.
Dick Murdoch, Don Muraco and Jimmy Snuka vs. Wahoo McDaniel, Blackjack Mulligan and Jim Brunzell
As each of the legends make their way to the ring, a brief montage is shown for each competitor of their career. The match gets underway with Snuka and Brunzell, with lots of tags in and out of the match with Brunzell taking a lot of the beating from the opposing team. The pace of the match is average but acceptable. There are lots of different moves in the match, which are nice to see. Murdoch and Brunzell are particularly impressive to be honest. Eventually, they all start brawling inside the ring, causing the referee to throw it out. Entertaining match, bit sluggish in places but still enjoyable to watch.
Match Rating: 2.0 out of 5.0 Stars