REWIND-A-WAI #99: UWF Blackjack Brawl (1994)

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John Pollock & Wai Ting review UWF Blackjack Brawl (1994) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas; the final event held by Herb Abrams’ ill-famed wrestling promotion.

They discuss the circumstances leading to the UWF’s brief return in 1994 following the non-renewal of its television deal, the massive commercial and critical failure of the event, the card’s endless supply of championships, ring announcer Steve Rossi’s pronunciation of “Divine”, the career of Tyler Mane, Cactus Jack vs. Jimmy Snuka, and more.

Espresso Executive Producer Bruce Lord joins us to discuss his selection before going through the Trivia Gauntlet.

UWF Blackjack Brawl I
September 23, 1994
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
MGM Grand Garden Arena

  • UWF World Heavyweight Title: Steve Williams (c) vs. Sid Vicious
  • Lumberjack Match: Cactus Jack vs. Jimmy Snuka
  • UWF Women’s World Title: Tina Moretti vs. Candi Devine
  • UWF MGM Grand Title: Tyler Mane vs. Steve Ray
  • The Irish Assassin vs. Samson
  • UWF Midget World Title Match: Little Tokyo vs. The Karate Kid
  • UWF Southern States Title: Bob Orton Jr. (c) vs. Finland Thor
  • UWF SportsChannel Television Title: Sunny Beach vs. Dr. Feelgood (w/ Missy Hyatt)
  • UWF Junior Heavyweight Title: Mando Guerrero vs. Jack Armstrong
  • UWF Americas Title: Dan Spivey vs. Johnny Ace (w/ Missy Hyatt)

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I didn’t believe John when he said they played Weird Al’s Taco Grande instead of Rico Suave, so I had to check it out for myself.


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Part of me still wonders if that was intentional, but there also seemed to be some other music cue screw ups (a few seconds of Young MC’s “Wild Thing” plays before X’s version introduces Steve Ray). Again, I understand if you’re the sort of person who doesn’t voluntarily watch bad movies and the like how this might be torture (sorry, Wai), but if you are this show is rife with goofs of that ilk.

Hilarious show recapping this.

Great review, lads.
I really appreciated all the research John did to contextualize the show.
And I really appreciated Wai refusing to say one single positive thing about this show.
Good choice by Bruce Lord. Brought the best out of the POST boys.

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