Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dos Hombres (Zenk and Steamboat) vs Pillman and Austin

The Dos Hombres Controversy

from Pier 6er from NY loves Mika Tan

I believe that WCW had released Shane Douglas, but I'm not sure why. It was so obvious to me that Brad Armstrong was under the hood during the Center Stage tapings. I had no idea that Zenk wore the mask at the blowoff cage match against Austin & Pillman until I read about it the following week in the WON. Having Armstrong and Zenk teaming with Steamboat was fine for me, as I found both men to be more talented than Shane Douglas!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


WCW/NJPW Rumble In The Rising Sun 1991

Segment 2 - NJPW: (Team Shiny Jackets!) Shiro Koshinaka, Kuniaki Kobayashi, and Takayuki Iizuka vs. WCW: (Team Mullet Power!) Tim Horner, Brian Pillman, and Tom Zenk.

Vice: Vice needs to see more Brian Pillman and Z-Man. This much is obvious. Tim Horner and the Japanese folk.. not so much.

Fun opening match. Japan wins.


Okay, so this is the 90s. All the Americans have huge, fluffy mullets, and all of the Japanese guys have ridiculously high pants and shiny jackets.
As the match unfolded, I actually found myself impressed, not with Pillman or the Japanese guys, and certainly not with Horner, but instead with Tom Zenk. What the shit happened to Tom Zenk? The guy had an amazing look for the early 90s, and his offense was actually really fun to watch. To say nothing of how fluid a team he and Pillman were. I was really getting into the guy, and it’s a good thing, because I just finished watching the match twelve seconds ago, and I couldn’t tell you anything about the Japanese guys, aside from the old one with the Harley Race sideburns. They were basically just there, and seemed like complete cannon fodder for the Americans.

Which, of course, made it even weirder when the young one (Kobayashi I think?) ran in and hit a Dragon Suplex on Horner to get the win. Seemed completely contrary to the match altogether, but it was probably booked by arrangement between the two companies anyway, so I guess I can see how it would work out that way.