Matches That Time Forgot #21

This is a first. A match that time forgot...from Wrestlemania? If you're a die-hard wrestling fan, it shouldn't surprise you that I was able to disinter a dinky, entry-level match from the Super Bowl of sports entertainment. Hell, I could start a new column about Wrestlemania's that time forgot.

It's ironic that the tug-of-war at hand was stashed in the middle of an otherwise sturdy card. WM10 is no classic, but it's generally considered to be one of the better PPV's from the New Generation Era. It was certainly a step-up from the woebegone WM9 (hey, I dug it...I'm the only Giant Gonzalez mark on Earth). In spite of favorable reviews, this high-profile event is tarnished by a 32-second altercation between Earthquake and Adam Bomb.

Yeah. The sole purpose of this match was to advance the rivalry between Howard Finkel and Harvey Wippleman. Apart from the opening promo, this is merely a random squash. It's the kind of match that would jerk the curtain on an episode of Superstars. The crowd is dead during the in-ring action. Normally, Earthquake (a.k.a. John Tenta) would elicit rowdy pops as a babyface, but here, no one reacts to his valiant save (then again, Finkel isn't much of a damsel in distress). Tenta would leave Vince shortly thereafter to become a fucking shark in WCW. You can't make this stuff up.

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