The Chrononaut Chronicles: WCW Spring Stampede ’94 – 4/17/94

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The Chrononaut Chronicles – WWE 24/7: WCW Spring Stampede ’94 – Sunday, April 17, 1994

– First, some background on my experience with WCW. Like many of you around my age, I grew up a huge WWF mark and only read about the NWA/WCW in magazines until one day in 1989 I discovered Worldwide. I liked what I saw, but it never seemed to air at the same time every week and TBS wasn’t available here, so I couldn’t follow along and lost interest. I really got into WCW a couple of years later, shortly after the 1991 Great American Bash, and I absolutely loved it. I know the early ’90s era of WCW gets shit on quite a bit because of the Ric Flair fiasco (he had left for the WWF and taken the World Title with him, leaving a lackluster match between Lex Luger & Barry Windham to crown a new champion while the crowd chanted “We Want Flair”) and for having some of the dumbest gimmicks ever, but there was a lot of good wrestling featuring serious professional athletes and that balanced it out for me. However, we still didn’t get TBS and didn’t have PPV capability, so I missed out on a lot and kept updated via the WCW Magazine. I stuck with WCW despite the stupid decision to break up the Hollywood Blonds and other dumb stuff that happened in ’93, but the final straw was the announcement that Hulk Hogan was coming to WCW. I believe the last Worldwide I watched was the one where they showed the press conference and parade in Disneyworld, and a month or two later Worldwide was dropped from the station. So much for the Hulkster’s drawing power. Anyway, this is just a long-winded explanation that Spring Stampede ’94 happened around the end of my WCW viewing, so I can vaguely recall some of the buildup although I’ve never seen the PPV until now. My apologies in advance for any errors.

– The WWE 24/7 Rewind feature before the program appropriately takes us back to the Chi-Town Rumble on February 20, 1989, as Ricky Steamboat pinned Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

– LIVE from Chicago, IL, Mean Gene Okerlund opens the show to introduce Aaron Neville and his massive eyebrow wart, who sings “The Star Spangled Banner” before Tony Schiavone & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan discuss some of tonight’s matches at ringside.

– Johnny B. Badd vs. Diamond Dallas Page

Although he showed a lot of potential and was a talented guy, Johnny would go on to be best-known as Mr. Sable (aka Marc Mero) but here he was just a happy-go-lucky recovering-homosexual babyface who shoots confetti into the crowd. DDP is escorted by his wife/”Diamond Doll” Kimberly, who presents Heenan with a diamond-studded “BH” pendant (although we don’t actually see it on camera) before the match so the Brain will put Page over on commentary. That’s a great touch, I can’t believe that hasn’t been used again recently with a young up-and-comer. Tony accuses Bobby of accepting bribes but Heenan thinks he’s just jealous as Badd works over Page’s arm until DDP takes control and shows off how much he has improved since ’92 when he first started to wrestle regularly. I think DDP deserves a lot more credit than he’s given for leaving the “comfort zone” of being a manager and training to be a wrestler in his late 30s. JBB back-suplexes out of a chinlock and unloads with an inverted atomic drop, tilt-a-whirl headscissors, and a big left hand that knocks DDP out to the floor before Johnny follows out with a sweet running dive over the top rope. Back inside, DDP argues with the referee and Badd lands the flying sunset flip on Page for the three-count. Afterwards, Heenan plays off the bribery angle by blaming the ref and pleading DDP’s case to Schiavone. **½ – solid opener with good work from both guys and the match was made to feel more important than most openers of the era as Tony noted that the winner would be in line for a US Title shot in the future.

– Mean Gene & Jesse “The Body” Ventura earn their paychecks by talking about tonight’s Flair/Steamboat main event and the Chicago Street Fight. Displaying his incredible ignorance since he never bothered to prepare properly for his job in WCW, Jesse notes that Flair & Steamboat have faced each other many times but never with such prestige on the line. You know, other than their classic feud over the NWA World Title five years earlier. Capping it off is his brilliant expert analysis of the Chicago Street Fight: “Where else would you have a Street Fight than Chicago?”

– WCW World Television Title: “Flyin'” Brian Pillman vs. Lord Steven Regal [champion]

Sir William (“Superstar” Bill Dundee in butler attire) accompanies Lord Steven and removes his robe and TV Title belt before Flyin’ Brian goes after Regal right away and slaps him when His Lordship tries to beg off. Regal bails out after an armdrag and they scuffle at ringside as Pillman targets Regal’s arm, smashing it against the guardrail and snapping it across the top rope when they go back in the ring. Heenan’s headset stops working and Schiavone taunts him as Brian wraps Lord Steven’s arm around the ringpost a couple of times, but Regal battles back and catches Pillman in an overhead slam for a two-count when he attempts a leapfrog. Heenan claims that Brian was the weak link of the Hollywood Blonds and Schiavone gives some storyline to this bout by pointing out that the Blonds lost the WCW Tag Team Championship when Regal substituted for Pillman as Steve Austin’s partner, while Pillman wriggles out of a Ventura-style backbreaker submission and small-packages Regal for a near-fall. Regal single-legs Pillman and slickly rolls him into an STF, which he switches to the Regal Stretch as he keeps Flyin’ Brian grounded with a variety of submissions on the mat. Pillman fires back with chops and counters a powerbomb with a huracanrana for two, but Regal catches him in a fireman’s carry and slams him with the Regal Roll for a near-fall. Back to the submissions as Pillman fights out of a bow-and-arrow, but Regal single-legs him and stretches him on the mat again as ring announcer Gary Michael Capetta informs us that 10 minutes has elapsed in this 15-minute time-limit contest. Talk about telegraphing a finish.

Tony notes that Pillman is under the gun as he throws chops, but Regal rolls him up for a near-fall and crossfaces him on the canvas. Brian mounts a comeback, but Lord Steven stifles him again and Brian snaps off a dropkick. Pillman blocks a Boston crab and hits an enzuigiri, but Regal counters a monkeyflip by shoving Pillman down to the mat and dives off the middle turnbuckle. However, Brian meets him in mid-air with a dropkick and the crowd rallies behind him with 45 seconds left in the time limit as Pillman unloads on Regal and they both tumble over the top rope to the floor, where Pillman punches Sir William. Pillman suplexes Regal back into the ring and covers him, but the 15-minute time limit expires so Lord Steven retains the WCW World TV Championship and the crowd boos. **¾ – really good dynamic between the high-flyer Pillman and the mat-wrestler Regal, but these TV Title time-limit draws were always so predictable. I always liked Regal in WCW, but now I appreciate even more how WCW used him since his style was perfect for 15-minute draws. His character fit that strategy so well too, as it was obvious he wasn’t worried about winning as long as he could drag the match out until the time limit. Really cool stuff that helped Regal get over as a heel, which is something that WWE still hasn’t been able to do for an extended period. In retrospect, they should have made the European Title similar to the TV Title with a 10-15-minute time limit and just repeated the successful formula to get him over in the WWF.

– Mean Gene interviews Colonel Rob Parker & Bunkhouse Buck, who has prepared for his Bunkhouse Match against Dustin Rhodes by sweatin’ and stinkin’ because that’s the way Daddy used to do it! I always liked the Colonel, but I think Buck may be my new guilty pleasure.

– Chicago Street Fight – Non-Title: The Nasty Boys vs. Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne

The Nasty Boys are the WCW World Tag Team Champions, although the belts aren’t on the line here, and Cactus Jack in a “Superdad” t-shirt and flannel vest looks eerily similar to Mick Foley circa 2000-2006. Maxx Payne was a big agile guy who had a brief WWF stint as the guitar-playing flop “Man Mountain Rock”, but with some work I always thought he could have been the next Bam Bam Bigelow. The Nastys attack Cactus & Maxx on the old-school elevated ramp to kick off the match as Payne brawls with Sags and Knobs cracks Jack with a stick before rolling him in the ring. Jack takes them back outside with the Cactusline while Sags nails Payne right in the spine with the edge of an open chair; goddamn that had to hurt. More ultra-stiff brawling around the ring as Cactus chairshots Sags at ringside while Payne & Knobs make their way to a “souvenir stand” (set up in the arena itself, unlike any other souvenir stand I’ve ever seen) and Maxx bodyslams Knobs through a table before stuffing a Nasty Boys t-shirt down his throat. Payne covers for a two-count since this is Falls Count Anywhere rules, but Knobs whacks him in the legs with a broken piece of wood to bring him down while Sags & Cactus arrive on the scene and Jack takes a flip bump over the guardrail. The Nastys throw Maxx through what’s left of the souvenir stand and Knobs covers for two while Sags produces an FMW-style table (!!) and bludgeons Cactus with it, but Cactus comes back with a swinging neckbreaker on the ramp and suplexes the table onto Sags. Knobs clubs Cactus with a shovel to prevent a pinfall attempt, but Maxx grabs the shovel and blasts Knobs with it. Meanwhile, Sags sets up Jack for a piledriver on the table on the ramp, but the table collapses under the weight of both men and they both go straight down in a scary spot. I guess it’s not an FMW table after all. Both referees clear away the wreckage as Sags casually shoves Jack off the side of the ramp down to the uncovered concrete floor below and Knobs throws the shovel down right in his face. Ouch. Sags waffles Jack once more with the shovel on the floor and pins him to win the Chicago Street Fight. Afterwards, Maxx is laid out with a piece of the broken table as Heenan questions if there really is a winner in a match like this. **** – now that’s a f*cking Street Fight, as everybody worked stiff and looked like they really did want to maim each other. This was more violent and chaotic than anything the WWF had ever done, especially compared to the Nastys’ last Chicago Street Fight on PPV against the Legion Of Doom at SummerSlam ’91.

– Jesse interviews Johnny B. Badd, who announces that he wants a shot at the winner of tonight’s United States Championship match.

– WCW United States Title: The Great Muta vs. “Stunning” Steve Austin [champion]

Heenan remarks with genuine reverence that this is the first time he’s seen Muta wrestle live, which is a nice unexpected touch to put Muta over as a big deal. Col. Parker accompanies the future Stone Cold as Schiavone explains that the Colonel brought in a series of Japanese opponents over the past few weeks to prepare Austin for this match and Austin won all three matches, in addition to developing a new submission hold called the “Hollywood & Vine”. Muta works a headlock to start, but Austin makes it to the ropes to break it and Muta locks him in an abdominal stretch as Heenan claims that he’s seen this hold beat a lot of guys. Really? Any time in the last 20 years? Austin escapes and tries to apply his own stretch, but Muta blocks it and goes back to the headlock until Austin back-suplexes out of it for a two-count. However, Muta reverses a vertical suplex and grabs the headlock again as Cappetta announces something related to the time limit. Don’t tell me they’re going to do another draw. Austin escapes again and Muta goes back to the headlock, but Stunning Steve grabs Muta in a headscissors to break it and bails out to slow the pace. The strategy works as Austin returns to roll up Muta for two, but Muta counters a front-facelock with a hammerlock on the mat and grabs the headlock again. Austin pushes Muta off to the ropes and Parker trips him up from ringside, so Muta turns to look at the Colonel and Austin knocks him through the ropes with a knee to the back to take control as Parker gets in some cheapshots and Austin batters Muta on the floor.

Back inside, Muta hiptosses out of a lengthy abdominal stretch and throws chops until Stunning Steve avoids a dropkick and drops a sweet elbow off the middle rope for two. Muta mounts a comeback and unloads on Austin as the crowd chants “Muta”, but Stunning Steve dodges a dropkick off the top turnbuckle and attempts to lock the Great One in the rather complex Hollywood & Vine leglock. However, Muta blocks the hold and gets a big pop when he drops Austin with the Stun Gun, a hotshot that Austin had used as his finisher since coming to WCW. Muta follows up with the handspring elbow and a superhuracanrana (wicked bump by Austin), but Parker hops up on the apron and Muta nails him with a kick. Stunning Steve tries to capitalize by charging his challenger but Muta back-bodydrops Austin over the top rope and gets disqualified due to that stupid old NWA/WCW rule, so Austin retains the WCW US Heavyweight Championship. My bad, they found a worse finish than a time-limit draw. What is this, a TNA PPV? Afterwards, Muta wipes out Austin & Parker with a slingshot plancha to gain a measure of revenge. *** – the good match you’d expect from these two, but it was pretty slow-paced and I f*cking HATE that over-the-top-rope DQ finish. Austin was a favorite of mine ever since I first saw him in ’91 and I thought he’d be the next Ric Flair with his arrogant/chickenshit heel act, so it’s kind of funny to me that he became such a massive superstar playing the exact opposite of the Stunning Steve character.

– Jesse interviews Dustin Rhodes and shows footage of Bunkhouse Buck assaulting Dustin with a trophy on WCW Saturday Night while the Natural admits that he’s sore and promises to kick Buck’s butt tonight. Harsh words!

– WCW International World Heavyweight Title: Sting vs. “Ravishing” Rick Rude [champion]

Not to be confused with WCW’s actual World Heavyweight Title held by Ric Flair, the International Championship was formerly known as the NWA World Championship before WCW withdrew from the NWA, although the title is still represented by the Big Gold Belt. Unfortunately, since this is on WWE 24/7 we are deprived of Rick Rude’s awesome theme song off the WCW Slam Jam album. Rude starts to go through his usual prematch micwork insulting the fans, but Harley Race interrupts him to announce that Vader wants the winner. As he’s leaving the ring Race tries to cheapshot Sting, but Sting blocks it and hurls Handsome Harley over the top rope before unloading on Rude and clotheslining him over the top. WCW Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel observes from ringside and Heenan warns Schiavone not to talk to him or else “he’ll never shut up” while Sting suplexes Rude on the floor and controls him back in the ring with a front-facelock, as Rude appears to be in legitimate pain from his back. Rude finally breaks free by dropping Sting’s groin across the top rope and clotheslining him off the rope down to the floor as the pain pills look like they’ve kicked in. Back inside, Rude back-suplexes Sting for a two-count and applies a camel clutch as Sting tries to power out, but Rude crashes down on Sting’s spine and flexes his asscheeks for us. Thanks Rick.

Rude goes back to the camel clutch, but this time Sting rises to his feet with Rude on his shoulders and the Ravishing One turns it into a victory roll for a one-count as Sting reverses it and gets two. Rude locks in a sleeperhold on the mat, but releases it for no reason and pounds away as Sting starts to no-sell and Stingers-up. We get the obligatory Rick Rude half-moon when Sting grabs Rude’s tights to prevent him from fleeing and unloads with atomic drops and clotheslines, but he inadvertently whips Rude into the referee in the corner and squashes both of them with the Stinger Splash. Sting applies the Scorpion Deathlock, but the ref is out so Harley Race & Vader run in and Sting dispatches them rather easily. However, Rude clips Sting’s knee from behind (the same knee I believe Rude “injured” during their feud in ’92…CONTINUITY!) and Race grabs a chair while Bockwinkel stands around impotently. Rude has Sting hooked up for the Rude Awakening and Race swings the chair, but Sting moves as Race accidentally whallops the back of Rude’s head with the chair and Sting pins him to capture the WCW International Heavyweight Championship. *** – like Austin/Muta, this was a solid match as you’d expect but slow-paced, probably due to Rude’s back injuries. Another screwy finish didn’t help matters, although the plan was to build up to a Rude/Vader match and I can only dream of how much ass that would have kicked if they both retained their heel edges.

– While a bloody Rude is helped out of the ring, Schiavone mentions that Ric Flair invited Hulk Hogan to sit at ringside and watch him take Ricky Steamboat apart as Heenan stands up to look for the Hulkster in the audience, but all he sees are humanoids.

– Bunkhouse Match: Bunkhouse Buck vs. Dustin Rhodes

Col. Parker escorts Buck as Schiavone notes that this is Buck’s WCW PPV debut. Dustin charges down the elevated ramp in his street clothes and does a very impressive leap over the top rope to deck Buck with a flying clothesline as he slugs away on Bucksnort’s Favorite Son to start off this anything-goes come-as-you-are match. Rhodes dominates until Buck ducks a crossbody and Dustin tumbles out to the floor, where the Colonel chokes him with his handkerchief and Buck snaps a piece of wood across his back. Buck jabs a piece of the broken wood into Dustin’s forehead to bust him open and turns him inside-out with a clothesline on the ramp before using his suspenders to choke the Natural. Buck stomps the wound and slams Dustin’s leg over the apron and around the ringpost, but Dustin finally kicks him off and throws powder in Buck’s face. Despite being momentarily blinded, Buck VICIOUSLY whips Dustin with his belt and straight-up kicks him south of the Mason-Dixon Line as he pounds away on the bloodied Natural until Rhodes avoids a big boot and hammers Buck in the corner. Dustin wraps his belt around his fist and busts Buck open as he punches away with the beltbuckle, then pulls Buck’s shirt up and whips his exposed back with the belt. Buck digs into his pocket and loads his glove with an unidentified object, but Dustin ducks the roundhouse right and unloads on Buck before planting him with the bulldog. However, Parker hops up on the apron, so Dustin suplexes him in for some more country whippin’ and dumps the Colonel back outside as Buck sneaks in a rollup for a near-fall. Dustin hits a weak version of the FlipFlopNFly for two and the Colonel passes in some knucks as Buck punches Rhodes with the knucks and scores the pinfall. Afterwards, Heenan is shocked that a Rhodes lost a Bunkhouse Match and laughs it up. **** – yeah, I said it. This was an old-school knock-down drag-out bloody brawl and (combined with the promo earlier) has made me look at Buck in a whole new light. Great stuff with a surprise finish, as I figured Dustin would get his revenge in a paint-by-numbers slugfest.

– Jesse is in the locker room as Rick Rude is freaking out over his loss earlier and informs Vader & Harley Race that he didn’t need nor want their help. They do a pullapart brawl as the rest of the heels keep them separated, which offers us a glimpse of Jerry Sags wearing only a towel, a sight that human eyes should never have to endure.

– We see footage from SuperBrawl IV of The Boss (Ray Traylor aka the Big Boss Man) helping Ric Flair beat Vader in the Thundercage to set up their big grudge match tonight.

– The Boss vs. Vader

The Boss (Man, he’s Big!) is in a swank black version of his police uniform, which actually looks kinda cool, while Harley Race accompanies Vader. Boss attacks Vader on the ramp during his entrance and Race tries to hold him for Vader, but Boss ducks and Vader accidentally flattens his own manager as Heenan wonders why WCW bothers to set up a ring since nobody wrestles in it anyway. The Boss clotheslines Vader over the top rope into the ring and staggers the Rocky Mountain Monster with a big boot to the face before punching him back over the top onto the ramp, where they slug it out until Vader levels Boss with a short-arm clothesline and bodyslams him back into the ring from the ramp. Vader takes a running charge up the ramp and leaps over the top rope (!!!) for a splash, but Boss gets the knees up and clotheslines Vader over the top to the floor this time. Boss whips Vader over the guardrail into the first row and drops his sizeable midsection across the railing before continuing his attack back inside with a Stinger Splash and a bodyslam to pop the crowd. Vader fires back with punches and something looks like it got screwed up as Boss is dumped over the top to the floor; looked like it was supposed to be a hotshot but Vader overshot him or something. Vader’s eye is bloodied as Race stomps away on the Boss while Commissioner Bockwinkel sits five feet away doing absolutely nothing.

Vader suplexes Boss back in and splashes him for a near-fall, but Boss back-suplexes out of a headlock and levels Vader with a nice clothesline off the ropes. They both stagger to their feet as Vader clotheslines Boss and goes to the top turnbuckle for a moonsault, but Boss gets up and dumps Vader off the top, bringing him straight down on his shoulder. Ouch. The Boss plants Vader with a wicked superplex/DDT off the turnbuckles for a two-count and crashes into Vader with a dive off the top turnbuckle, but Vader grabs the rope to break the pin and Boss goes to the top again. However, this time Vader catches Boss in mid-air and powerslams him down before dropping the Vaderbomb for a close near-fall. Vader then squashes Boss with the Vadersault for the three-count and Race brings in the nightstick and handcuffs afterwards, but the Boss fights off the attempted handcuffing and mercilessly clubs Race with the nightstick until Bockwinkel comes in to stop him and everybody disperses. So it was okay for Race to interfere, but the Boss defends himself and adds a little revenge and that’s when old Nick steps in? ***½ – both guys wore their working boots (how’s that for a cliche?) and put on a hell of a Grudge Match with some very impressive spots for such big men. It almost seemed like Traylor was working his ass off to prove that the WWF made a mistake in letting him go the previous year, and he looked fantastic here.

– Jesse is in the locker room as Commissioner Bockwinkel confiscates the Boss’ nightstick and handcuffs and declares that he is no longer “The Boss” because Vince threatened to sue…er, I mean, because Boss did the wrong thing. As an example of WCW’s incredible creativity, I believe Traylor was briefly known as “The Man” afterwards until the WWF still threatened to sue, so he trained with Curtis Sliwa and became the Guardian Angel: Worst Ringname Ever.

– WCW World Heavyweight Title: Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat vs. Ric Flair [champion]

The Dragon does his prematch firebreathing routine as Tony recalls the history and respect between these two legendary performers. Beth Flair is shown in the crowd as they start off with some clean crisp chainwrestling until a shoving match ends in Steamboat slapping Flair in the face. Steamboat press-slams Flair and snaps off some headscissors and dropkicks before landing a tomahawk chop off the top turnbuckle for an early near-fall as Flair bails out to regroup. Flair comes back in to exchange chops with Steamboat, who slaps the Nature Boy again and works a headlock. The Nature Boy keeps escaping and the Dragon keeps going back to the headlock until Flair backs Steamboat into a corner to break the hold and Steamboat fires off a dropkick, but Flair avoids it and cheapshots Steamboat several times before dropping a pair of big knees for a series of two-counts. Flair cradles Steamboat for another series of two-counts and they trade chops until Flair hits Steamboat with a crossbody that sends them both tumbling over the top rope to the floor. Steamboat counters a piledriver with a back-bodydrop on the floor and charges at Flair, but Flair moves and Steamboat crashes into the guardrail. Back inside, Steamboat catches Flair on the top turnbuckle and superplexes him down for a close near-fall before Flair takes his trademark flipping bump over the turnbuckles out to the apron and Steamboat chops him to the floor.

Steamboat follows out with a tomahawk chop off the middle of the top rope and Flair rolls back in to beg off, but the Dragon has NO MERCY as he punches and chops away in the corner for two. Flair uses the Dragon’s tights to dump him through the ropes and Steamboat comes right back in with a sunset flip, but Flair blocks it and punches his challenger. Steamboat counters a kneedrop by catching Flair’s leg in mid-air and locking the WCW Champion in his own figure-four as Flair keeps inching toward the ropes and Steamboat keeps pulling him back, but Flair finally breaks it with the ol’ thumb to the eye and limps around to sell the leg while Steamboat bails out to get the vision back in his eye. Flair tries to suplex him back in, but Steamboat lands on top of Flair for a near-fall and backslides him for another close near-fall. Small package gets two and they trade chops as Steamboat unloads on Flair at the 25-minute mark and whips him out to the floor, but Flair catches Steamboat with a foot to the face when the Dragon jumps on him. Steamboat comes back in off the top turnbuckle with the flying bodypress for a near-fall, but Flair ducks a chop and clotheslines Steamboat before going to the top himself. However, we all know what’s coming as Steamboat slams Flair down to the mat, but misses a splash off the top and Flair locks him in the figure-four, throwing in some complimentary slaps to add insult to injury.

Steamboat makes it to the ropes to break and Flair goes for the figure-four again, but Steamboat counters with a small package for two and reverses a hiptoss into a backslide for another two. The Dragon chops away and drops the Nature Boy with a tremendous superplex off the top for a close near-fall, but the referee gets temporarily bumped when Steamboat rolls up Flair so he only gets a two-count. Steamboat cinches in the double-chickenwing (a callback to their ’89 series) and slides Flair’s shoulders on the mat for the pin, but the ref counts both men’s shoulders down at the same time so Flair retains the WCW World Heavyweight Championship while Steamboat protests the decision. At ringside with Schiavone & Heenan, Commissioner Bockwinkel gives a long-winded explanation basically saying that Flair will retain the belt as of now as Bockwinkel will take it to “The Board” this week for the final decision. **** – another classic as always between these two, although the drama was hurt somewhat by the inclusion of Hulk Hogan in WCW since it was pretty obvious Flair wouldn’t be dropping the belt yet, especially to Steamboat. Still, they told a great story as they started off with some respectful clean wrestling and developed into a heated showdown, pulling out all the stops to score the victory. The finish wasn’t bad in itself if they were setting up a rematch, but I don’t believe they had a rematch unless it was on TV, so that was interesting. It didn’t help that the PPV featured a few other screwy finishes, but this worked and the two “old men” proved that they could still go.

Afterthoughts: Holy Shit. I’d never seen this PPV before and I was blown away. It was one of those rare shows where nothing sucked and everybody worked their asses off from top to bottom, although some of the finishes left a lot to be desired. Nonetheless, Spring Stampede ’94 gets my highest recommendation.