It Came From YouTube: Earthquake defuses Adam Bomb in no time- because there’s no time left on the show!

8 Submitted by on Wed, 02 April 2014, 13:20

From Wrestlemania X, here’s Harvey Wippleman harassing Howard Finkel about his short-lived toupee.

What’s that you say?

Oh, that’s right… There’s supposed to be a match between Adam Bomb and Earthquake happening?

Oh geez.. Um, we don’t really have much time allotted for this match…

Okay, fine. We’ll throw ’em out there and let Earthquake squash him in about 35 seconds in a totally meaningless, and heatless match where there was no buildup feud whatsoever.

The stupid Fink/Wippleman stuff lasted longer than the freaking match!

This is a classic case of bad time management.

Look at how long some of the other matches went. They couldn’t have shaved a few minutes off other matches here and there to give Earthquake and Adam Bomb some more time?!

Look, I’m not saying you needed to give these guys 20 minutes or anything, but they were both capable of putting on a perfectly decent wrestling match if given enough time to do their thing.

And let’s not get into the pointlessly dumb FInk/Wippleman feud that lead to that tuxedo match…

What did this do for Earthquake?


What did this do for Adam Bomb?


If I may borrow a line from a great Native American wrestler…

Thanks for nothing, bookers!

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8 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Earthquake defuses Adam Bomb in no time- because there’s no time left on the show!"
  1. Raven7309 says:

    Talk about timely. I just bought WM10 on dvd three weeks ago and watched it. As I’m watching it, I’m remembering all of the wonderful memories of it: Bret vs. Owen, Macho vs. Crush, Shawn vs. Razor, & Bret’s title win at the end, with Luger and Razor putting him on their shoulders and Macho up on the turnbuckle pointing at Bret as if to say “You the man!!”

    On the other hand, WM10 also had: M.O.M. vs. the Quebecers for the tag titles, (thank god for Johnny Polo), Bam Bam and Luna vs. Doink and Dink, Todd (Dork) Pettingill fawning over a Bill Clinton impersonator, and the cancellation of the 10-man tag match because, get this, the heels couldn’t agree on who should be the team captain.

  2. Guilty Party says:

    If there’s one thing I keep thinking as I watch things on the network, its this… I miss Earthquake.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      All of us here at the site do, too. He was a great friend to R.D and a fine man. He was one of the wrestlers who really got the site’s humor.

  3. John C says:

    On the positive side we at least got to see the amazing WrestleMania moment of the blindfold match. Cause that was so awesome, right…right. (Wrestlecrap crickets begin their lonely chirp)

    • Scrooge McSuck says:

      I give the Blindfold Match a pass because the live crowd actually was into it, probably most into a match with the exception of Warrior/Savage, Hulk/Slaughter, and Virgil/Dibiase.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The 90s had to have been the worst decade for WrestleMania, although the current decade is giving it a run for its money. At least the 90s gave us VI, VIII, and XIV. The 2000s WMs have been wrestlecrap more often than not.

    Now in regards to the match, I am a HUGE fan of Earthquake to the point that I honestly didn’t even mind this match. I still think he was one of the greatest monster heels of all time and I’ve never failed to be entertained by him even when he was doing stupid shit like squashing snakes or being booked poorly at The Biggest PPV of The Year.

  5. AK says:

    Maybe I’m alone on this but did anyone else want to see Adam Bomb take out Howard Finkel? He did look really silly with the head of hair.

    It is always great to see the Quake but somehow I think if Bomb knocked Fink on his keester then his feud with Wippleman could have been avoided. They could have allowed Bomb and Quake to have an actual match which would have been better than whatever the heck you call what they did at Wrestlemania X.

  6. Alan says:

    After the horrible non-finish of Luger-Yoko, which lead to the fans chanting bs, this match brought them back to life a bit. Earthquake was a good guy from what I’ve seen on here. RIP.

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