221. Tag Team Championship: Men on a Mission (Mabel & Mo) (w/ Oscar) vs. The Quebecers (Jacques & Pierre) (w/ Johnny Polo)

Timeline:
WrestleMania X
March 20, 1994
Madison Square Garden
New York City, NY

I can’t tell you how cool I though M.O.M. was when I was 10. Maybe I was just the right age, in the right neighborhood, or whatever the case may be, but man I loved ‘em.

The action to start this one is more back and forth and faster paced than one would expect. A great spot when, with Mo on the outside, Pierre runs straight at Jacques, who backdrops him out of the ring into a dive on to Mo. The Quebecers continue to capitalize and keep the advantage until Mo is able to get the hot tag to the big man Mabel. Mabel uses his power for some decent moves until missing a corner splash. The Quebecers execute a truly impressive double suplex on to Mabel and nail an assisted senton to Mabel but somehow only get two.

Men on a Mission take control and Mabel nails his signature spinning heel kick. Johnny Polo (yes, you’re seeing that right, that’s Raven) eventually takes matters in to his own hands and pulls his charges from the ring, leading to a countout. The Quebecers keep the belts.

It’s clear that the crowds in 1994 understand how hollow a win that is compared to crowds at the beginning of the WrestleMania era who cheered for things like Junkyard Dog’s countout win over Intercontinental Champion Greg Valentine. That much is apparent by their silence. A match that was building steam, but is derailed by the non-finish.

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