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Thursday, November 21, 2013

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2013 Survivor Series Preview

The Internet was invented in the fall of 1994.

That was my experience anyway. I shouldn’t universalize.

In the fall of 1994 I was required to get an email address for a Business Associations course I was taking in my third year of law school. I didn’t have a computer; it would be a few years before I accessed the internet outside of a public space; which explains why my first searches on one of the eight computers with dial up access in the law library weren’t “Ashley Judd” + “boobs” but instead “world wrestling federation”.

Soon, I found out why Hulk Hogan had that black eye at Wrestlemania 9; soon, I found out why Jim Ross kept disappearing; soon, I found Ashley Judd’s scenes with Luke Perry in Normal Life; soon, I was politely asked not to return to the law library.

I turned 24 in the fall of 1994, a time when wrestling fans either age out of the demographic or become lifers – over those next 3-4 years those initial searches would lead me to trading VHS tapes from Japan, and an appreciation for a form of wrestling that wasn’t designed for children.

I stayed. I maybe should not have stayed.

The problem is that WWE largely programs for children; I want to buy suplexes and they want to sell catchphrases: Hulk Hogan became the Rock became Yawn Cena. Sure, some days Chris Benoit wins the title in a 4 ½ star main event of Wrestlemania XX – more days he loses it a couple months later to Randy Orton and is never heard from again.

I mean, except for the other thing.

Bryan Danielson was the face of a really significant upturn in American independent wrestling quality in the 21st century; young wrestlers had grown up with those same Japanese bootlegs and incorporated those styles into their matches. This summer a confluence of events led the now Daniel Bryan to reach as unique a position in WWE as I can recall – where he was (1) clearly the best wrestler in the company (2) clearly the most “over” wrestler in the company (3) clearly positioned by the company to take over the top of the card.

When last we left this space, walking into Summer Slam, Daniel Bryan was about to win the WWE Title and go on one of the best workrate runs in promotion history. It was entirely possible that, as did Bret Hart at X and Chris Benoit at XX, Daniel Bryan might well be in the main event of Wrestlemania XXX.

As does everything good, that all got shot to hell.

That’s been my experience anyway. I shouldn’t universalize.

Survivor Series is Sunday.

WWE Title: Randy Orton (c) vs Big Show
-Following Bryan’s defeat of Cena at Summer Slam in a 4 ¼ star match, he immediately lost the belt to Orton after a Pedigree from a heel turning HHH. The title was then held up for a month and a half while Bryan was repeatedly screwed over (in storyline, of course, such a thing would never happen behind the scenes) by the extended McMahon family out of a view that he was not worthy to be the face of the company. Cheers for Bryan, of course, got louder and louder in arenas throughout the country as fans backed their favorite as he fought the clearly unfair attempts to hold him down, and naturally, after having the rug pulled out repeatedly – Bryan finally got his redemption, proving he wasn’t a “B+ player” (language attached to him by HHH which clearly only makes sense to tie to the ankle of a babyface if he then goes onto disprove it) and rewarding those fans for their steadfastness with a hard earned victory.

Nah, that didn’t happen; he got screwed again, Randy Orton regained the belt and The Big Show was moved into the top babyface challenger position as the guy fighting management oppression and soaking up what had been Bryan’s “Yes” chants.

But at least it made fans mad at Hunter and Steph, right? So, all good. Go read Grantland if you don’t understand how that works.

This will not be a good match and Orton will keep the belt.

Result - This was not a good match and Orton kept the belt.

World Title: Yawn Cena (c) vs Alberto Del Rio
Cena’s loss to Bryan was to be his last match until, at the earliest, the Rumble – but the company’s dependence on the only babyface the fans (particularly the young fans) can count on to win in the end wouldn’t allow that. He returned several months ahead of schedule and took the secondary title from Del Rio. This is a rematch. Cena doesn’t appear ready to wrestle yet which drives down this match quality. He keeps the belt, one assumes. If you detect a lack of enthusiasm for the top of the card, believe me, I'm mustering all I have just to type the next lette.

Result - This was a pretty sleepy match and Cena kept.

CM Punk and Daniel Bryan vs. The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan)
The consolation prize for Bryan is what looks like a run with CM Punk; Summer Slam may have been a swing and a miss to Vince McMahon, but also contained the WWE Match of the Year, Punk losing to Brock Lesnar as part of his long feud with Paul Heyman.

Punk eventually came out on top and with he and Bryan both moving on they found themselves thrown together in a hotshot angle against the creepy Wyatts (one of whom is good, one of whom is not, neither of whom is Bray Wyatt, the team leader and only real attraction, who is injured).

This will be good, better than that if they get time and the Wyatt who isn’t any good stays out of the ring. I’ll say the heels win, but not with any confidence.

Result: 3 1/2 stars, 17 min. Best match of the night; babyfaces won.

Elimination Match: Cody Rhodes and Goldust, The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) & Rey Mysterio vs. The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns) and The Real Americans (Antonio Cesaro & Jack Swagger)

This is currently the only men’s traditional Survivor Series style match on the card. The Rhodes Brothers are, improbably, the tag champs, having taken from The Shield. Goldust is in terrific shape and really works well in small doses in the WWE style; I’m less positive about Cody than are some others, but he’s perfectly fine in this role. The Usos are Rikishi’s kids and solid workers; there’s indication that HHH wants to refurbish the tag division, were that to play out, they’d be good hands. Rey hasn’t worked a major PPV since the Rumble; that he’s just a guy in what is just a match (in the way that, for example, HHH would never have been positioned when returning after an injury) reveals how WWE views him, both currently, and within their history.

The heel team contains two of the hundred best wrestlers in the world in Cesaro and Rollins, two really solid workers in Ambrose and Swagger (that’s overly fair to Swagger as he hasn’t developed as much as is ideal – current conversation is the HHH has directed developmental signings away from guys like Rollins and Ambrose and Cesaro – guys with independent backgrounds – and more toward guys like Swagger who haven’t been…tainted…I guess, with learning how to wrestle a non WWE style. So, if you’d like fewer CM Punks and more Mason Ryans, listen to HHH) and Reigns, who apparently is thought of as a future main eventer.

This is probably a good match; my guess is it’s match of the night with the babyface team winning.

Result: 3 1/2 stars, 23 min. Second best match of the night - heels won with Reigns eliminating Mysterio to be the sole survivor.  

Elimination Match: Natalya, The Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki Bella), The Funkadactyls (Naomi and Cameron), Eva Marie, & JoJo vs. AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka, Kaitlyn, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, Aksana, & Summer Rae

WWE has a reality show on E featuring the women on one team – the women who aren’t on that show are on the other team.

Result - Reality show team won.  Not good. 

IC Title: Big E Langston (c) vs. Curtis Axel
Langston just took Axel’s (Curt Hennig’s kid) IC belt – he keeps it here in a short match.

Result: Langston kept in a short match.

Miz beats Kofi on the pre-show and that looks like it’s the entire card. If you’re wondering where Dolph Ziggler is, I bet he is also.

Result: Miz beat Kofi on the pre-show, they also added a short Mark Henry win over Ryback.

Just as I did with the Wrestlemania and Summer Slam here is every match in Survivor Series history ranked. The match times are rounded and they are followed by my star ratings for all of the 3 stars and up matches.

1. (96) Bret Hart d. Steve Austin 28:30 4 ¾
2. (92) WWF Title: Bret Hart d. Shawn Michaels 26 min 4 ¼
3. (95) WWF Title Bret Hart d. Diesel 25 min 4

4. (02) Tags: Los Guerreros (Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero) d, Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit, and Edge and Rey Mysterio 19:30 3 ¾
5. (97) WWF Title Shawn Michaels d. Bret Hart 12;30 3 ¾
6. (96) WWF Title: Sid d. Shawn Michaels 20 min 3 ¾
7. (87) Strike Force/Jim Powers/Paul Roma/British Bulldogs/Rougeaus/Killer Bees d.
Hart Foundation/Demolition/Greg Valentine/Dino Bravo/Islanders/Bolsheviks 30:30 3 ¾
8. (01)Team WWF (The Rock, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, Kane, and The Big Show) d. Team Alliance (Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rob Van Dam, Kurt Angle, Booker T, and Shane McMahon) 45 min 3 ½
9. (02)World (Elimination Chamber) Shawn Michaels d. Triple H (with Ric Flair), Rob Van Dam, Booker T, Kane, and Chris Jericho 39 min 3 ½
10. (03)Team Bischoff (Chris Jericho, Christian, Randy Orton, Scott Steiner and Mark Henry) d. Team Austin (Shawn Michaels, Rob Van Dam, Booker T, Bubba Ray Dudley, and D-Von Dudley) 27 min. 3 ½
11. (11) WWF Title CM Punk defeated Alberto Del Rio 17 min 3 1/2
12. (96) Doug Furnas/Phil Lafon/Godwinns d. Owen/DaveyBoy/New Rockers 20:30 3 ½
13. (12) Team Ziggler (Dolph Ziggler, Damien Sandow, David Otunga, Wade Barrett, and Alberto Del Rio) (with Ricardo Rodriguez) d. Team Foley (The Miz, Kofi Kingston, Team Hell No (Kane & Daniel Bryan) and Randy Orton) 26 min 3 1/2
14. (94) WWF Title Bob Backlund d. Bret Hart 35 min 3 ½
15. (04)IC Shelton Benjamin d. Christian (with Tyson Tomko) 13:30 3 ½
16. (09) WWF Title: John Cena d. Triple H and Shawn Michaels 21 min 3 ½
17. (05) Triple H d Ric Flair 27 min 3 ½
18. (95) 123 Kid/Chris Candido/Dr Tom/Louis Spicoli d. Marty Jannetty/Hakushi/Bob Holly/Barry Horowitz 18:30 3 1/2
19. (93) Heavenly Bodies d. Rock N Roll Express 13:30 3 ½
20. (88) Powers of Pain/Rockers/Young Stallions/Hart Foundation/British Bulldogs d.
Demoliton/Bolsheviks/Brainbusters/Conquistadors/Rougeaus 42 min 3 ½

21. (09) Team Miz (The Miz, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, and Jack Swagger) d Team Morrison (John Morrison, Matt Hardy, Evan Bourne, Shelton Benjamin, and Finlay) 21 min 3 ¼
22 (09) Team Kingston (Kofi Kingston, Montel Vontavious Porter, Mark Henry, R-Truth, and Christian) d Team Orton (Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, CM Punk, and William Regal) 21 min 3 ¼
23 (98) Mankind d. Steve Austin 10:30 3 ¼
24. (05) Booker T (with Sharmell) d Chris Benoit 14:30 3 ¼
25. (05)WWF Champ John Cena (c) defeated Kurt Angle 14 min 3 ¼
26. (91) Ted Dibiase, The Mountie, The Warlord & Ric Flair d. Bret Hart, Roddy Piper, The British Bulldog & Virgil. 3 ¼ 21:30
27. (92) Randy Savage/Mr. Perfect d. Ric Flair/Razor Ramon 3 ¼ 16:30
28. (07) WWF Title Randy Orton (c) defeated Shawn Michaels 18 min 3 ¼
29. (99) Hollys/Too Cool d. Edge/Christian/Hardys 14:30 3 ¼
30. (12) Team Clay (Brodus Clay, Justin Gabriel, Tyson Kidd, Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio) (with Cameron and Naomi) d Team Tensai (Tensai, Primo, Epico and The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O'Neil) 18:30 3 ¼
31. (04) Jr. Title: Spike Dudley d Billy Kidman, Chavo Guerrero, and Rey Mysterio 9 min 3
32. (04) Tables: The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and Spike) and Jeff Hardy d 3-Minute Warning (Rosey and Jamal) and Rico 14 min 3
33. (10) US: Daniel Bryan d Ted DiBiase 10 min 3
34. (96) Undertaker d. Mankind 15 min. 3
35. (08) World Title: John Cena d Chris Jericho 21 min 3
36. (97) Doug Furnas/Phil LaFon/Davey Boy/Anvil d. Marc Mero/Steve Blackman/Vader/Goldust 17 min 3
37. (04) Team Orton (Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, and Maven) d Team Triple H (Triple H, Edge, Batista, and Snitsky) (with Ric Flair) 24 min 3
38. (94) British Bulldog/Razor Ramon/Fatu/Barbarian/123Kid d. HBK/Diesel/Owen Hart/Anvil/Jeff Jarrett 22 min 3
39. (07) Team Triple H (Triple H, Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio and Kane) defeated Team Umaga (Umaga, Mr. Kennedy, Montel Vontavious Porter, Finlay and Big Daddy V) 22min 3
40. (11) Dolph Ziggler d. John Morrison 10:30 3
41. (10) John Morrison d Sheamus 11 min 3
42. (99) IC: Chyna d. Chris Jericho 13:30 3
43. (07) World (Cell) Batista (c) defeated The Undertaker 21 min 3
44. (93) Randy Savage/Razor Ramon/123 Kid/Marty Jannetty d. Diesel/Adam Bomb/IRS/Rick Martel 36 min. 3
45. (89) Rick Rude/Curt Hennig/Rougeaus d. Roddy Piper/Bushwackers/Jimmy Snuka 21:30 3
46. (05) Team SmackDown (Batista, Rey Mysterio, John Bradshaw Layfield, Bobby Lashley and Randy Orton) (with Bob Orton and Jillian Hall) defeated Team Raw (Shawn Michaels, Kane, The Big Show, Carlito and Chris Masters) 24 min 3
47. (05) US Title: Chris Benoit (c) defeated Chavo Guerrero (with Vickie Guerrero) by submission 8:30
48. (10) Dolph Ziggler (c) (with Vickie Guerrero) defeated Kaval 9:30 3
49. (11) The Rock and John Cena defeated Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth) 21:30
50. (90) Ted Dibiase/Undertaker /Honky Tonk Man /Greg Valentine d. Hart Foundation/DustyRhodes/Koko B Ware 14 min 3
51. (00) WWF Title: Kurt Angle d. Undertaker 3 16 min

52. (12) World Sheamus d The Big Show 14:30
53. (01) Tags (Cage): The Dudley Boyz (with Stacy Keibler) d The Hardy Boyz 15:30
54. (00) The Radicalz (Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero and Perry Saturn) (with Terri) d D-Generation X (Road Dogg, K-Kwik, Billy Gunn and Chyna) 12:30
55. (12) WWF Title CM Punk d. Ryback and John Cena 18 min
56. (03) Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, John Cena, Hardcore Holly, and Bradshaw) d Team Lesnar (Brock Lesnar, The Big Show, Matt Morgan, Nathan Jones and A-Train) 13:30
57. (04) Team Guerrero (Eddie Guerrero, The Big Show, Rob Van Dam, and John Cena) defeated Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Carlito, Luther Reigns and Mark Jindrak) 12:30
58. (08) Team HBK (Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio, Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard and JTG), and The Great Khali) d. Team JBL (John Bradshaw Layfield, Kane, MVP, John Morrison and The Miz) 18 min
59. (10) Team Mysterio (Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, Chris Masters, Big Show, and MVP) d. Team Del Rio (Alberto Del Rio, Tyler Reks, Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger, and Cody Rhodes) 18 min
60. (11) Team Barrett (Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Hunico, and Dolph Ziggler) d. Team Orton (Randy Orton, Sheamus, Mason Ryan, Kofi Kingston, and Sin Cara) 22 min
61. (01) US/IC Title: Edge d Test 11 min
62. (00) The Rock d Rikishi 11:30
63. (95) Bertha Faye, Aja Kong, Tomoko Watanabe & Lioness Asuka vs. Alundra Blaze, Sakie Hasegawa, Kyoko Inoue, & Chapparita Asari. 10 min
64. (08) Team Orton (Randy Orton, Shelton Benjamin, William Regal, Cody Rhodes, and Mark Henry) (with Layla, Manu and Tony Atlas) d Team Batista (Batista, CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, Matt Hardy, and R-Truth) 16:30
65. (03) Tags: Basham Brothers d. Los Guerreros (Eddie and Chavo) 7 min
66. (07)Tags: Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch d Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes 7 min
67. (95) Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson, The British Bulldog & Sid (w/Ted Dibiase & Jim Cornette) d. Yokozuna, Owen Hart, Razor Ramon & Dean Douglas (w/Mr. Fuji) 27:30
68. (97) The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal), Ahmed Johnson and Ken Shamrock d The Nation of Domination (The Rock, Faarooq, Kama Mustafa and D'Lo Brown) 20:30
69. (87) The Jumping Bomb Angels, Velvet MacIntyre, Rockin’ Robin & The Fabulous Moolah d. Judy Martin, Leilani Kai, Dawn Marie, Donna Christanello & Sherri Martell 20:15
70. (07) ECW Title: CM Punk d. John Morrison and The Miz 8 min
71. WWF Title: Randy Orton d. Wade Barrett 15 min
72. (01) Euro Title: Christian defeated Al Snow 6:30
73. (02) Jr Title: Billy Kidman defeated Jamie Noble 7:30
74. (06) Team DX (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, CM Punk and the Hardy Boyz) d Team Rated-RKO (Edge, Randy Orton, Johnny Nitro, Mike Knox and Gregory Helms) 11:30
75. (09) WorldTitle: Undertaker d Chris Jericho and The Big Show 13:30
76. (12) Antonio Cesaro d R-Truth 7 min
77. (02)Women: Victoria d Trish Stratus 7 min
78. (88) Andre the Giant, Dino Bravo w/Frenchie Martin, Ravishing Rick Rude w/ Bobby Heenan, Harley Race & Mr. Perfect d. Jake Roberts, Jim Duggan, Ken Patera, Tito Santana & Scott Casey 30:30
79. (00) Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) and Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) d Edge and Christian and Right to Censor (Bull Buchanan and The Goodfather) 10 min
80. (89) Ultimate Warrior, Jim Neidhart, Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty d. Bobby Heenan, Arn Anderson, Haku & Andre the Giant. 21:30
81. (98) XPac draw Steve Regal 8 min
82. (04) WWF Title: John Bradshaw Layfield d. Booker T 15 min
83. (00)Steve Austin NC HHH 25 min
84. (98) WWF Title: The Rock d. Mankind 17 min
85. (00) Kane d Chris Jericho 12:30
86. (10) World: Kane d. Edge 13 min
87. (03) World Title: Goldberg d Triple H (with Ric Flair) 12 min
88. (99) WWF Title: Big Show d. HHH/Rock 16 min
89. (00) Euro: William Regal d. Hardcore Holly. 5:30
90. (01)William Regal d Tajiri 3 min
91. (99) Tags: New Age Outlaws d.. Mankind & Al Snow 14 min
92. (03) Kane d Shane McMahon 13:30 min
93. (99) Kurt Angle d. Shawn Stasiak. 6 min
94. (06) Mr. Kennedy d The Undertaker 9 min
95. (96) The Stalker, Jake Roberts & Rocky Maivia d. Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Jerry Lawler, Crush & Goldust (w/Marlena) 23:30
96. (94) Tatanka, Bam Bam Bigelow, King Kong Bundy, Tom Pritchard & Jimmy Del Ray (w/Ted Dibiase) d. Lex Luger, Adam Bomb, Mabel, Billy Gunn & Bart Gunn (w/Oscar) 23:30
97. (89) Dusty Rhodes, The Red Rooster, Tito Santana & Brutus Beefcake d. Big Bossman, Bad News Brown, Rick Martel & Honky Tonk Man (w/Slick & Jimmy Hart) 22 min
98. (87) Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat, Brutus Beefcake, Jake Roberts & Jim Duggan (w/Elizabeth) d. Honky Tonk Man, Ron Bass, Hercules, Danny Davis & Harley Race (w/Jimmy Hart & Bobby Heenan) 24 min
99. (06)Team Cena (John Cena, Kane, Bobby Lashley, Sabu and Rob Van Dam) d Team Big Show (The Big Show, Test, Montel Vontavious Porter, Finlay (with Hornswoggle) and Umaga 12:30
100. (09)Batista defeated Rey Mysterio 7 min
101. (99) The Godfather, D-Lo Brown & Headbangers d. Acolytes & Dudleys 9:30
102. (99) Van Venis, Mark Henry, Gangrel & Steve Blackman d.. The British Bulldog & Mean St Posse 9 min
103. (98) Rock d. Ken Shamrock 8:30
104. (98) Ken Shamrock d. Goldust 6 min
105. (97) Kane d. Mankind 9 min
106. (06)World Title: Batista defeated King Booker 14 min
107. (03)Women: Molly Holly (c) defeated Lita 7 min
108. (87) Andre the Giant, King Kong Bundy, The One Man Gang, Butch Reed & Rick Rude (w/Slick & Bobby Heenan) d. Hulk Hogan, Paul Orndorff, Bam Bam Bigelow, Ken Patera & Don Muraco (w/Oliver Humperdink) 23 min
109. (89) Hulk Hogan, Jake Roberts & Demolition d Ted Dibiase, Zeus & The Powers of Pain (w/Mr. Fuji & Virgil). 26:30
110. (97) The Truth Commission (The Jackyl, The Interrogator, Sniper, and Recon) d. The Disciples of Apocalypse (Crush, Chainz, 8-Ball, and Skull) 10 min
111. (06) Team WWE Legends (Ric Flair, Sgt. Slaughter, Dusty Rhodes and Ron Simmons) (with Arn Anderson) d Team Spirit Squad (Kenny, Johnny, Nicky and Mikey) (with Mitch) 10 min
112. (98) Mankind d. Al Snow 4 min
113. (98) Rock d. Undertaker 8:30
114. (98) Undertaker d. Kane 7 min
115. (04)The Undertaker d Heidenreich (with Paul Heyman) 16 min
116. (90) Hulk Hogan, Jim Duggan, Tugboat & the Big Bossman d. Dino Bravo, the Earthquake, Haku & the Barbarian (w/Jimmy Hart & Bobby Heenan). 16 min
117. (90) Rick Martel, Warlord, Power and Glory (with Slick) d. Jake Roberts, Jimmy Snuka, Rockers 18 min
118. (93) Lex Luger, Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, The Undertaker d. Ludvig Borga, Jacques Rougeau, Crush, Yokozuna 28 min
119 (97) The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) and The Godwinns (Henry and Phineas) d. The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) and The New Blackjacks (Blackjack Windham and Blackjack Bradshaw) 15:30
120. (93) Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Bruce Hart and Keith Hart v. Shawn Michaels, the Black Knight, the Red Knight and the Blue Knight. 31 min
121. (02) WWF Title: Big Show d Brock Lesnar 4 min
122. (00)Steve Blackman, Crash Holly and Molly Holly defeated T & A (Test and Albert) and Trish Stratus 5 min
123. (96) Faarooq, Vader, Fake Diesel & Fake Razor (w/Clarence Mason, PG-13 & Jim Cornette) NC Flash Funk, Savio Vega, Yokozuna & Jimmy Snuka 9:30
124. (10) Tags: The Nexus (Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater) (c) (with David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, and Husky Harris) defeated Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov 5 min
125. (01)Battle Royal 7:30
126. (92) The Nasty Boys & the Natural Disasters d. The Beverly Brothers & Money Inc 16 min
127. (95) The Undertaker, Henry Godwinn, Fatu & Savio Vega v. King Mabel, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Isaac Yankem & Jerry Lawler 14:30
128. (88) The Ultimate Warrior, Brutus Beefcake, Sam Houston, the Blue Blazer & Jim Brunzell d. The Honky Tonk Man, Dangerous Danny Davis, Outlaw Ron Bass, Greg Valentine & Bad News Brown (w/Jimmy Hart). 18 min
129. (90) The Ultimate Warrior, Texas Tornado & The Road Warriors d. Mr. Perfect & Demolition (w/Mr. Fuji & Bobby Heenan). 14 min
130. (88) Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Hillbilly Jim, Hercules & Koko B. Ware (w/Elizabeth) d. The Big Bossman, Akeem, King Haku, the Red Rooster & Ted Dibiase (w/Slick, Virgil & Bobby Heenan) 29 min
131. (91) The Beverly Brothers & The Nasty Boys d. The Rockers & The Bushwhackers 23 min
132. (89) Randy Savage, Dino Bravo, Greg Valentine & Earthquake d. Jim Duggan, Ronnie Garvin, Bret Hart & Hercules. 23:30
133. (08) The Undertaker d The Big Show 13 min
134. (91) WWF Title: Undertaker d. Hulk Hogan 12:30
135. (11) World Title: Big Show defeated Mark Henry 13 min
136. (92) Headshrinkers d. High Energy 7:30
137. (92) Tatanka d. Rick Martel 11:30
138. (95) Goldust vs. Bam Bam Bigelow 8:30
139. (90) The Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan & Tito Santana d. Ted Dibiase, Rick Martel, the Warlord, and Power & Glory (w/Slick & Virgil) 9 min
140. (98) Al Snow d. Jeff Jarrett 3:30
141. (99) Kane d. XPac 4 min
142. (06) Women: Mickie James defeated Lita 8:30
143. (99) The Big Show d. Albert, Viscera, Mideon & Big Bossman 1:30
144. (98) Steve Austin d. Big Boss Man 3:30
145. (97) IC: Steve Austin d. Owen Hart 4 min
146. (11) Beth Phoenix d Eve Torres 4 min
147. (10) Women: Natalya d Lay-Cool (Layla and Michelle McCool) 3:30
148. (01)Women: Trish Stratus d Lita, Jacqueline, Mighty Molly, Jazz, and Ivory 4:30
149. (04)Women Trish Stratus d Lita 1:30
150. (98) Mankind d. Dwayne Gill :30
151. (98) Rock d. Boss Man :30
152. (06)Women: Trish Stratus d Melina 6:30
153. (09) Team Mickie (Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Melina, Gail Kim, and Eve Torres) d Team Michelle (Michelle McCool, Jillian Hall, Beth Phoenix, Layla, and Alicia Fox) 10:30
154. (08) Team Raw (Beth Phoenix, Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Candice Michelle, and Jillian Hall) (with Santino Marella) d Team SmackDown (Michelle McCool, Victoria, Maria, Maryse, and Natalya) 9:30
155. (00)Women: Ivory d Lita 5 min
156. (12) Women Eve Torres (c) defeated Kaitlyn 7 min
157. (98) Women: Sable d. Jackie 3 min
158. (92) Big Boss Man d. Nailz 6 min
159. (92) Yokozuna d. Virgil 4 min
160. (91) The Big Bossman & The Legion of Doom d. Irwin R. Shyster & The Natural Disasters (w/Jimmy Hart) 15:30
161. (91) The Texas Tornado, Tito Santana, Hacksaw Jim Duggan & Sergeant Slaughter d. Colonel Mustafa, the Berserker, Skinner & Hercules 14 min
162. (90) Nikolai Volkoff, Tito Santana & the Bushwhackers d.. Sgt. Slaughter, Boris Zhukov & the Orient Express (w/Gen. Adnan & Mr. Fuji) 10:30
163. (98) Tags: The New Age Outlaws d. Mark Henry & D-Lo Brown and The Headbangers 10:30
164. (93) The Bushwhackers & Men on a Mission (w/Oscar) d. Bam Bam Bigelow, Bastion Booger & The Headshrinkers (w/Luna Vachon & Afa) 11 min
165. (02)Vince McMahon d The Undertaker 12 min
166. (08) WWF Title: Edge d Triple H and Vladimir Kozlov 14 min
167. (92) Casket Match: The Undertaker d Kamala (w/Kim Chee & Harvey Whippleman) 7 min
168. (07) Mickie James, Maria, Torrie Wilson, Michelle McCool and Kelly Kelly d. Beth Phoenix, Jillian Hall, Melina, Victoria and Layla 5 min
169. (99) Tori, Debra, Mae Young & Moolah d. Jacqueline, Luna Vachon, Ivory & Terri Runnels 2 min
170. (05) Theodore Long (with Palmer Cannon) d Eric Bischoff 5:30
171. (07) The Great Khali d Hornswoggle 3 min
172. (94) Casket Match: The Undertaker d Yokozuna (w/Mr. Fuji & Jim Cornette). 15:30
173 (94) Jerry Lawler, Sleazy, Cheesy & Queasy vs. Doink, Dink, Wink & Pink 16 min

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#39 June 15, 1963 34 Years

Going to the bottom of the 8th, San Francisco and Houston had combined for a total of 1 hit, a Williw Mays first inning single.

Neither team had placed a runner in scoring position.

In the 8th, doubles by Jim Davenport and, with two out, Chuck Hiller scored the only run the Giants would need - Juan Marichal beat Houston 1-0.

It was the first no-hitter the Giants had thrown in 34 years, since Carl Hubbell in 1929.

Marichal allowed only two walks and struck out five.

#38 is tomorrow.

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