August 17, 2009
Matt Peddycord
The Powerdriver Review

The Great Muta & Sting vs. Rick & Scott Steiner (NJPW Tokyo Dome 1/4/92)
This was the second annual WCW/New Japan supershow. Hey, it’s the only way Sting and the Steiners will ever wrestle in front of 50,000 people. Muta’s alter ego Keiji Mutoh is one half of the IWGP tag champs along with Hiroshi Hase. BLUE MIST~! Scott tries to go after one of Muta’s legs and gets blasted with an enziguri. Muta’s on the move and nails Scott with a spin kick and a dropkick. Sting and Rick tag. Rick hits Sting with a Steinerline and the Steiner Bulldog! That gets two. Rick runs into a lariat as Sting charges out of the corner. Sting gives Rick a taste of his own medicine by lifting him upside down and driving Rick stomach-first into the corner. Rick avoids a Stinger Splash and tags Scott. Immediately, Scott grabs Sting and delivers the Tiger Driver! He follows up with the Tilt-a-Whirl Slam for two. Sting reverses a tombstone piledriver into one of his own for two. In comes Muta. Power Drive Elbow connects, but Scott escapes Muta and delivers a t-bone suplex. Rick tags and delivers a Belly-to-Belly Superplex. Rick snaps off a NICE release German suplex for two. Scott tags and connects with a pumphandle slam. He takes Muta into the corner and gives him the Super Samoan drop move. On the mat, Scott grabs a dragon sleeper, but Muta makes the ropes. Scott hoists Muta up on his shoulders and tags Rick as he comes off the top with an elbow drop for 1-2-NO! Now Rick lifts Muta upside down and runs him stomach-first into the corner. That gets two. Scott comes back in and delivers the Spinning Belly-to-Belly Suplex. Scott tosses Muta out for a belly-to-belly suplex from Rick. Back in, Muta ducks under a clothesline and hits a back suplex. Tag to Sting, this time he hits the Stinger Splash on Rick! Tag to Muta, he tries the Handspring Elbow, but Rick catches him for a German suplex! AWESOME! Cover, 1-2-NO! Sting gets rid of Rick and together, he and Muta deliver a DOUBLE FACE SLAM to Scott! Another awesome spot. Sting presses Muta and throws him at Rick who happens to be up against the ropes to send them both tumbling over the top rope to the floor. Sting meets Rick on the floor with a plancha. Scott punches Sting away, but then takes a plancha from Muta! Back in, the Steiners meet Sting and Muta with STEREO FLYING CLOTHESLINES! Sting counters a Tilt-a-Whirl Slam from Scott into a victory roll while Rick gives Muta a Belly-to-Belly Suplex. Despite Rick’s efforts to pin Muta, the ref Bill Alfonso counts Sting’s pin on Scott for 1-2-3. (11:03) They went for the Sting/Luger vs. Steiners match from the first Superbrawl and succeeded for the most part. Finish was kind of lame though. Still a great match. ***¾

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