Tuesday, 7 May 2013

My Memories Scott Hall WWF years 1992-1996

My Memories Scott Hall WWF years 1992-1996
In 1992 I was 6 years old. I didn't have much access to SKY television here in |England UK and I would go over my friend's houses to watch wrestling and see it on Sky as we didn't have Sky at my home at the time and without Seeing Sky you would not see wrestling as WCW used to be on ITV but had stopped at this point.
I don't ever remember seeing The Diamond Studd or Diamond Dallas page before I saw the Razor Ramon Character so being from England I always thought he was Razor Ramon from the off. It wasn't until I got older and was reading and old school WCW album (before the Internet!!!) that I realised he was the Diamond Stud!!
Below Is a video collection of Razor |Ramon 1st Vignette's for WWF
I didn't see Razor Ramon on his debut however I remember seeing Razor Ramon with Ric Flair and doing an interview with Ric Flair for Survivor Series 1992 here is one of the promos from that time that I managed to find on youtube click the link below to see a video promo by Razor Ramon, Ric Flair and Mr Perfect.
I liked Razor Ramon from the first time I saw him. He was the first real bad guy that I liked. Think his character was brilliant and I think that his way of talking to the audience was unique and something that had not been done at that point. Razor spoke differently, with an accent and spoke slowly as well which made you wait for the end of every sentence. In addition to that had a great look, wearing lots of gold and a great jacket with his name emblazoned on the back of it.
The Razor character was so awesome that he was only 1 of 2 WWF hasbro Wrestling figures which I ever brought new!! I saved up my money and managed to buy the figure! It was brilliant used it so much - there is so much wear and tear on it now but shows how much I would use the figure!!!
 Razor Ramon and Ric Flair lost Via DQ to Macho Man and Mr perfect at Survivor Series then following this Razor Ramon went on to face Bret Hart at Royal Rumble 1993 in the main event Razor was featured on the WWE Royal Rumble Poster and on the VHS Cover too.

The Match Between Bret Hart and Razor Ramon ended with Bret Hart Defeating Razor by making Razor Submit to the Sharpshooter you can see the video below

 My Next big memory of Razor Ramon and its one that sticks in my mind more than others and that was Razor Ramon at Wrestlemania 9. Wrestlemania 9 was the first video I brought and I remember seeing Razor Ramon vs Bob Backlund at the PPV and at the time as that was the only wrestling video I owned i watched the Video alot!! Here's the match between Razor and Bob Backlund Below

 Following his match up with Backlund later on in the year on Monday Night Raw Razor Ramon faced 123 Kid and in one of the most amazing things id seen at that time the 123 kid beat Razor Ramon with a moonsault off the top rope. I could believe that Razor Lost and this new wrestler but it was an excited moment and something that is now always remembered for being the first angle on Raw and also one of the most shocking moments check it out here

 Razor and 123 Kid then got into a program together and faced each other following this Razor Ramon also faced the Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase in his last match in WWE and Pinned Him after the Razors Edge at Summerslam.

On Raw After a Battle Royal the week before Razor Ramon faced Rick Martel after Shawn Michaels was suspended for the vacant WWE intercontinental championship Razor Beat Martel to Win the Intercontinental Title. Following this Shawn Michaels returned with his Intercontinental title and then what ensued next was probably the best feud that the Intercontinental title had ever seen Razor Ramon vs Shawn Michaels. Shawn Michaels insisted that he had never lost the title and that Razor was not the real Intercontinental champion.

This lead to one of the greatest matches in WWE History with both titles hoisted above the ring Razor Ramon vs Shawn Michaels in a ladder match for the Intercontiential championship. One thing that bothers me alot is that in the DVDs that WWE have done there has never been enough credit given I feel to Razor and what he contributed to the match. It takes two great Wrestlers to make a match everyone talks about Shawn Michaels Contribution but WWE seem to ignore Razor Ramon Contribution. Razor and Shawn both deserve credit for making a classic which was standard alot of matches were measured against int he years to come. The match had a big influence on me I remember being amazed seeing this on TV or VHS never seen a ladder match before this and they gave me a great wrestling memory!! Check out the Wrestlemania 10 Ladder match Highlights below

Later on Razor Ramon lost the Intercontinental Title to Diesel and then at Summerslam 1994 Ramon beat Diesel to win back the WWE Intercontiential title.

This is where its gets hazy for me and the next match that I remember At the 1995 Royal Rumble Jeff Jarrett beat Razor Ramon. Razor lost the Intercontinental Championship to Jarrett and I remember being really annoyed as The match was restarted then Jarrett won it as a kid I hated Jeff Jarrett!!!!

Razor Ramon then went against Jeff Jarrett again for the  Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania XI, but only won this match via DQ so Razor did not win the title.

What I remember next is Summerslam 1995  and a rematch between Shawn  Michaels and Razor for the Intercontinental title. Shawn Michaels won this match . Not knowing it at the time but finding this out recently through watching a Kevin Nash interview he said that Shawn and Razor were told that they could not use the ladder as a weapon - so they went and had a great match even with restrictions apon them. I never got to see this match Live and as it aired as we weren't able to see it so took meanwhile to see this later on as a kid (on Youtube back then!!!) but was worth waiting for. Check  out the video below

After this I remember Razor Ramon vs Dean Douglas at In Your House 4 and Razor Beating Douglas for the intercontinental title See the video below

Also In 1995 and in  a match I remember alot 1995 survivor Series there was a Wildcard Match and Gorilla Moonson picked the teams of mixed faces and heels and the teams Were Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson, British Bulldog and Sid vs Razor Ramon, Dean Douglas, Yokozuna and Owen Hart. I loved this match because I was different and unique and I haven't seen anything like this before. See the match below
This was the last big match I remember for Razor Ramon before he left for WCW in 1996. I never knew this at the time but Before he left HHH,Razor, Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash all said goodbye together in the ring at Madison Square Garden. Alot of people didn't like this however looking back on it I think this started the change into a new era of Wrestling and don't think that the MSG incident caused any harm to WWF it was simply best friends saying goodbye.
I have also written two Kevn Nash Blogs you can read them here
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Jon Orchard
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