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Closing out 1995's first quarter, an overall disappointing month of March - particularly in WCW. Hiring knock-off's, firing blood-spots... But where unusual, certainly not boring by any means. Next month sees WWF Wrestlemania XI and ECW look set for their biggest show to date.
The following rankings look at the last month in all three promotions and a change from Power 10 to Power 5 was not considered... At all... Honest...
The WCW Booking Team's Drug Dealer - A match in the back of a moving truck, a martial arts match with Hacksaw Duggan, a 'No Rules' matches with rules, the Nasty Boys dancing on ice, Ric Flair in drag and a replica Ultimate Warrior. Need I say more.
The ECW Crowd - Some outstanding chants from the Philadelphia faithful. "Kick his ass, Mikey - kick his ass!" "Eat shit!" To Ron Simmons, and after he reacts, "You still suck!" Perhaps the best: instead of a '911' chant, New York-er Mikey Whipwreck gets a, "212!" chant for the youngster's home-town area code.
Eric Bischoff - An experienced man's mind in a young man's body. His rise to power has been meteoric, and even in light of internal political struggles, he continues to be a backstage stronghold. Recent sackings show a commitment to long-term sustainability for Billionaire Ted's chequebook.
Sherri Martel - In what could well be the strangest pay-per-view in recent memory, Sensuous was one of the very few touches of class. Outstanding and committed to her role, a beautiful woman with a monstrous mind... Brilliant.
Entries new unless indicated. Worded number = months in the top ten, +/- indicates position change since last month
10 - Nick Bockwinkel - Fair to the faces, fair to the heels and compelling to boot. Nick Bockwinkel has been excellent ever since he became WCW Commissioner a year ago, but he shone in his role as protagonist to Ric Flair and Vader this month. One of the best non-wrestling acts going.
9 - Jason - A shining month for ECW's Sexiest Man on Earth. Funny with the crowd, some great promo's, an end to his feud with Mikey Whiplash... Not to mention some terrific dancing.
8 - Diesel - Still being protected as WWF's new poster-boy with pre-taped interview segments. The humanisation of his character shows a different side to the man, but is it at the detriment of what once was 'Big Daddy Cool'?
7 - Shane Douglas (Three: -6) - Could the Franchise's big-money move to the Nationals finally be on? The recent TV tease to his arrival in New York is reported to be an in-joke at what are supposed to be very real negotiations... Watch this space.
6 - Shawn Michaels - Perhaps sold Wrestlemania XI single-handedly at a recent press conference. Arguably the best in-ring performer in the business right now and must be seen as a favourite for his first WWF Championship next month.
5 - Bam Bam Bigelow (Three: Equal) - Reports suggest the 'Beast From The East' could potentially headline next month's super-show. Has been great in his role thus far in his feud with Lawrence Taylor and the mainstream media's attention could really push him up the rankings.
4 - Lawrence Taylor - The reason most people will be watching Wrestlemania next month. While his role was limited, and his promo was far from perfect. The "Easter Egg" line popped the journalists in attendance, and the kiss on the cheek was the icing on the cake.
3 - Vader (Three: -1) - With the over-booking of his return to the main event, the best big-man in the business was handicapped; but one of the most-improved promo's around and still poses a legitimate threat to WCW's World Heavyweight Champion. At least in the Olympic-, if not political-, sense.
2 - Terry Funk (Two: +2) - He's back. He's wild. He's still great. Next month sees the former ECW- & NWA Heavyweight champion face long-time foe Cactus Jack, and with rumours of Shane Douglas' pending departure, is another title reign beyond him? Not to mention some great promo's.
1 - Sabu - A genuine innovator of the sport. Some ridiculously acrobatic athleticism shown by Paul E Dangerously's mad-man. Japanese commitments certainly haven't slowed him down.
So, that ends us for March - leave your thoughts & comments below and join us next month to see the runners and riders as 1995 plows on.