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Alundra Blayze vs Bull Nakano (WWF Summerslam 08/29/94)

WWF WWE Summerslam August 29 1994 Alundra Blayze Madusa Bull Nakano Chicago Title Changes 3*

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#1 Loss

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:20 PM

Talk about it here.



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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:33 PM

Seeing this in the context of the yearbook is interesting because obviously, this doesn't touch the best Bull matches of the year. But she does a really impressive job of adapting to the WWF style and works a good match in that style. I love how amazed the crowd is by her submissions. I'm surprised Vince allowed Lawler to make all the ugly jokes about Alundra, considering the type of push she was getting at the time.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:14 PM

But she does a really impressive job of adapting to the WWF style and works a good match in that style.


Also worth noting that Madusa did spend 2+ years working AJW and did atleast 1 JWP tour too so that helped. For a lot of their singles matches they basicly just took your standard joshi big match formula and boiled it down to a cliff notes version removing a lot of the build, matwork, selling, etc.. due to having less time to work with.

Random fun fact, in late 90 Madusa was paired with Jungle Jack and would have been a big part of their feud vs Bull's gang but she bailed for WCW instead just as things were kicking off.

I'm surprised Vince allowed Lawler to make all the ugly jokes about Alundra


Fuzzy on the time line. Was this pre or post nose job?

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:22 PM

I'm surprised Vince allowed Lawler to make all the ugly jokes about Alundra


Fuzzy on the time line. Was this pre or post nose job?


I never noticed the nose job...

#5 FLIK

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:30 PM

That was the reason they had Rhonda Singh smash her nose in when she debued as Bertha Faye. Maybe I would if I went back now and specifically paid attention but I never noticed much of a diffrence either.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:13 AM

I take it you noticed the boob job, though, Jerome...? But, no, I guess this is OK, and enjoyable enough in the setting as something pretty rare. I don't see much differene in quality between this and the Big Egg match, though, aside from the Dome audience had much higher expectations of women's wrestling.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:24 PM

I take it you noticed the boob job, though, Jerome...?


You win, FLIK loses. That was the entire point of my post.;)

But, no, I guess this is OK, and enjoyable enough in the setting as something pretty rare. I don't see much differene in quality between this and the Big Egg match, though, aside from the Dome audience had much higher expectations of women's wrestling.


Yeah, from memory this is pretty much the same kind of match they had in the Egg Dome, and the Dome match looked medocre in this setting. And Bull had the Orient Express music. Damn.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:56 PM

Good short match that had excellent crowd response to it. I remember being really impressed with this match at time when watching it live. Bull's submission hold when she has Blayze all twisted up still looks cool.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:28 PM

I take it you noticed the boob job, though, Jerome...?


You win, FLIK loses. That was the entire point of my post.;)


I call shenanigans on the grounds that the joke doesn't work because the nose job & boob job were years apart :)

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:30 PM

This was a very impressive match from Bull. She adapts to the style very well and puts on a good performance. I love the crowds reaction to her twisting and contorting Blayze. Very good match.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:06 PM

Really weird to see WWF in the United Center. Nakano did a great job interacting with the crowd to get them invested and mixed in enough new spots to the viewing audience. Overall, probably the best WWF women's match in the 90's which admittedly is not saying much.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:24 AM

I was shocked at how over this match got with this crowd. Was the WWF Woman's Division anything at this point or was it just this specific match that got over?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:31 PM

Was the WWF Woman's Division anything at this point


Not really, the entire thing basically consisted of Alundra & who ever they wanted to program her against. Bull & Luna were the only other ones they really focused on, then later Bertha Faye. They'd use a few other random girls like Lei Lani Kai & Heidi Lei Morgan but that was mostly just so Blaze would have an opponent that night on the house show tour.

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 12:22 AM

Obviously not any kind of joshi classic but by WWF women's standards, very good. Bull was pretty much a perfect major opponent for Alundra--she had familiarity with Madusa, she had a fantastic unique look, she fit in with Luna looks and personality-wise, and she had a wide array of "wow" moves like busting out the scorpion crosslock here, which gets a great reaction. And she was seemingly out of things to do in Japan besides work various interpromotional bouts, so it didn't feel like the WWF was poaching talent. As someone who always considered the women (even the Bomb Angels) to be FF material as a kid, Bull made an immediate impression on me. Fun to revisit this now that I view Bull as a Japan-based worker more than a gaijin guest-starring in the U.S.



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Posted 20 April 2016 - 08:55 PM

At least the WWF had a women's division for the first time in the 90's, even if it wasn't much. This was a very straightforward match. (Yeah I edited that sentence from my paper review). Not one to put in a Bull Nakano top 50 matches list, but they produced the calibre of contest to impress the fans whilst remaining suitable to its card placement.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:55 AM

Very good women's match that got the crowd steaming hot. Nakano was fantastic as the monster on offense knocking down Blayze and tying her up into knots. Blayze makes some great comebacks being interrupted by Vachon. Hot and fun finishing stretch with some big moves and a satisfying end. Great stuff.

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