If you want to feel old even if you’re relatively still young this match will do the trick. It is tough to believe that almost 25 years ago wrestlers like Mick Foley and Jeff Jarrett were in the main event. Not the main event of WWF or WCW cards mind you, but not exactly bush league indies either.
There are some odd occurrences in this particular video. A promo of Jarrett and Borne with the USWA World Tag Team Championship belts is shown as they are in the process of winning them and some odd crowd footage from years later is shown. However, the match itself is important enough to watch despite these flaws.
Mick Foley sure is in shape here. It is tough to believe this is the same guy who has looked banged up pretty much forever. This match gives a hint why. Foley was working hurt even back then as his arm is pretty obviously in a caste during the match. Despite this he drops an elbow off the ring apron to the floor not once, but twice! The second time he even misses!
Some other notes:
*You have to love Jeff Jarrett coming out to “Simply Irresistible” by Robert Palmer.
*I don’t think the encouragement of “rag head” chants would go over so hot today.
*Matt Borne has a bit of a gut in this match. Luckily, he would slim it down before he became Doink.