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IWGP Tag Team Champions Hellraisers vs Jurassic Powers - NJPW 7/22/93

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:55 PM

IWGP Tag Team Champions Hellraisers vs Jurassic Powers - NJPW 7/22/93


The real question of this match is do you prefer the Ozzy or Motorhead version of Hellraiser? (Correct answer is Motorhead)


When Scott Norton first challenged the Steiners for the titles he teamed with Bam Bam Bigelow. He won the tag titles with Tony Halme (Ludvig Borga), but lost them to the Hellraisers (Hawk & Power Warrior (Kensuke Sasaki)) at 1/4/93. Then Borga ended up with WWF so he now has a washed up Hercules. The pre-match promo with Masa Saito makes Norton look badass. I actually liked the shine. It was old school Road Warriors with Hawk & Sasaki hitting the ring and kicking ass. Hawk misses a flying clothesline. Norton is effective in kicking ass throwing Hawk around clotheslining. Hercules sucks. Hawk gets a shouldertackle. Sasaki is so much better than everybody else in this match. I would say what a waste, but he is getting the rub from Hawk. Herc grabs the chain, but Sasaki bludgeons him with lariats. How the hell do you lose with a  chain in your hand? Sasaki pulverizes him with the chain. Damn! This was not the title change. Title change was a couple weeks later. Norton & Herc would successfully defend against the Hellraisers, Mutoh/Hase and then the Nasty Boys (lol!) before dropping the belts back to the Hellraisers at 1/4/94 Dome. So in essence for one year, Scott Norton vs Hawk & Kensuke Sasaki was the centerpiece of the New Japan tag team scene. How fucking weird is that?  

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