This Week In 90’s Wrestling: April 5th – April 11th


Despite protests from Yokozuna and Mr. Fuji, WWF President Jack Tunney announced that the decision in the impromptu Hulk Hogan-Yokozuna match at Wrestlemania IX was final, and that Hogan was the champion. Tunney’s argument was that there was an “oral contract” and a WWF referee in the ring, that Yokozuna issued a challenge and that Hogan accepted it.

Kenta Kobashi earned his first ever win over Stan Hansen, defeating him in a **** match as part of the Championship Carnival on a card in Miyagi.

New Japan Pro Wrestling held a card at the Tokyo Dome which included an FMW-style explosive barbed wire match, as Masa Chono faced death match legend Atsushi Onita in a slow but entertaining match. Also on the card, the New Japan juniors bucked tradition and had a match on a Dome show that was actually heated, as Jushin Liger and the Great Sasuke — a junior heavyweight dream team of sorts — faced Dr. Wagner Jr. and Kendo Kashin in a ***3/4 match.

ECW television featured an angle that had an entertaining premise, but a piss-poor conclusion, so to speak, as noted clean guy Lance Storm faced the ECW crowds who chanted that he was on steroids. Storm had a urine specimen and agreed to have it tested and challenged Tommy Dreamer to do the same. Dreamer, of course, threw the specimen in his face in what might have been the grossest pro wrestling moment of the decade.

In The “To Watch” Queue:
Atlantis, Mano Negra & Mascara Sagrada vs Fuerza Guerrera, Emilio Charles Jr. & Jerry Estrada (CMLL 04/10/92)
Steve Williams vs Jun Akiyama (AJPW 04/10/94)