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[1992-08-14-GWF] Chaz vs Steven Dane (Bungee)

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There's actually a lot worth saying about this -- the whole presentation, the announcing, the camerawork, the booking, the wrestler performances, the semi-freaky post-match angle and the clumsy mic work from Chaz. The words just aren't coming to me now. But this is one of the strangest things I've ever seen in wrestling.

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I'm not sure what is more memorable about this whole thing to me. "I SAW THE GROUND IN 3D!!!!!!" or "Special Referee Kevin."

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Is this the one that involved Maniac Mike Davis & the moon rock?

 

Yes and that was awesome. As for the match, Who booked this shit, Herb Abrams? That was the weirdest thing I've ever seen in wrestling. Didn't the Rock N Roll Express do a match like this a year later?

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Is this the one that involved Maniac Mike Davis & the moon rock?

 

Yes and that was awesome. As for the match, Who booked this shit, Herb Abrams? That was the weirdest thing I've ever seen in wrestling. Didn't the Rock N Roll Express do a match like this a year later?

 

Cool, reading through all these 92 threads it's amazing how much stuff I still have clear memories of all these years later when (as many others have said for them) you can barely remember what happened a few weeks ago with a lot of modern wrestling.

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Is this the one that involved Maniac Mike Davis & the moon rock?

 

Yes and that was awesome. As for the match, Who booked this shit, Herb Abrams? That was the weirdest thing I've ever seen in wrestling. Didn't the Rock N Roll Express do a match like this a year later?

 

 

The Rock N Roll match was a loser must bungee jump. This was so wacked. They even have Chaz's mom out there. Their is a lot of things that could have lead to someone getting hurt.

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I vividly remember watching this after school. In fact, I'd say one of the first things I searched for when I got the internet was information about this stupid match.

 

Crazy how well I remember what was essentially 3 minutes of watching a yellow cage rocking. Though the post-match was great where Chaz proclaims that he saw his "life flash between my eyes" and then announces that the Road Warriors thought of the phrase "What A Rush!" under similar circumstances. He "need not say no more".

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Kind of scary when there was a scuffle before hand that could have messed up someone's harness. I would have liked a camera on the lift cage for the beginning but once they starting fighting I found the down below camera to work fine. This was still pretty interesting to watch from everyone involved. The group hug with mom after was funny.

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Was Chaz "just a guy from NJ who beats his girlfriend"/"Headbanger"/"Beaver Cleaver" ?

No, this was the Texas wrestler Chaz. Chaz was the son of Tug Taylor and, for all I know, never left Texas to wrestle anywhere else. I take that back, I remember him doing a match on TNA Explosion once.

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Was Chaz "just a guy from NJ who beats his girlfriend"/"Headbanger"/"Beaver Cleaver" ?

No, this was the Texas wrestler Chaz. Chaz was the son of Tug Taylor and, for all I know, never left Texas to wrestle anywhere else. I take that back, I remember him doing a match on TNA Explosion once.

 

Chaz wrestled some in AAA as American Chippendale, and his father went there as Cyclops. He only lasted a few weeks, Chippendale apparently was an insufferable douche on the locker room, which was not helped by him not being good at all and unable to work the style. They had pretty big plans for him as a main eventer.

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This is without a doubt the greatest bungee match I have seen today, if not ever. The Misawa/Kawada of matches held 175 (190?) feet off the ground. I need not say no more.

 

"Special referee Kevin" actually had balls of steel. I would not go up in that thing without a harness (if I went up at all) for all the money in the world.

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If you'd just been lowered on a bungee cord after being let out of a cage, you'd see the ground in 3D too!

 

Honestly, what was that? It was nothing resembling a wrestling match, that's for sure. There was hardly any action that I could see, and the cage they fought in reminded me of the shark cage that I once saw Chief Jay Strongbow and Bulldog Don Kent fight in on the Wrestling Gold DVDs. That match wasn't exactly the most physical ever booked, but it had a ton more action than this.

 

Even the promos were bizarre. We had Mike Davis talking about moonrocks, some stuff about a girl named Alexis, a brief mention of Skandor Akbar, and Manny Fernandez being about the most argumentative heel commentator ever and taking David Webb right down the chute with him. Then after the match, Manny gave Chaz a hard time, not on his own behalf, but on Dane's. All the while, it didn't seem like there's a scratch on anybody, and I can't help but think how far Dallas has fallen on the wrestling totem pole. From the Von Erichs and the Freebirds and the Dynamic Duo to this mess. They're not even calling the Sportatorium the Global Dome anymore.

 

I was going to say that maybe the Fernandez-Reed match will be better than this, but 1) How could it not be? and 2) How can this honestly be called a match, special referee named Kevin or not?

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Not truly a match but a spectacle with truly no comparison in the world of wrestling.  Still hard to say if that is in an entirely or mostly bad way.

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