Monday, October 15, 2012

WWF High Flyers (1989)

Synopsis: ‘Roided-up idiots in tights jump on top of each other.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Launching themselves from the top rope, leaping high above the ring and above the heads of their opponents, they execute some of the most dangerous and spectacular moves in all of WWF Wrestling. Here, on one tape, are some of the highest flying WWF superstars performing their trademark maneuvers. It's 60 minutes of heart-stopping excitement..."

What Did I Learn?: Every single tag team match follows the same sequence of events.

Really?: 1) It’s funny how the "Conquistadors" and the "Shadows" wear nearly-identical costumes. 2) Based on the crowd reaction, nobody seems to care about the outcome of the women’s tag team match. Why would anyone include that for this video?

Rating: I no longer watch professional wrestling, but I used to consider myself a fan, so I can occasionally enjoy a vintage match or two. If you’re looking to re-live some of the glory days of the WWF/WWE, however, High Flyers never really *ahem* gets off the ground. Sure, you’ll see Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Owen Hart (as the Blue Blazer) and Shawn Michaels in action, but they only fight jobbers on this video; there’s no storyline, and certainly no suspense. High Flyers is basically a collection of dull matches with an introduction (obviously read from cue cards) from Mean Gene Okerlund tacked on. I cannot recommend this video. 2/10 stars.

Would it Work For a Bad Movie Night?: Give it a shot.

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