The new Number One in Professional Wrestling…
These are the results from WCW Saturday Night, being held by World Championship Wrestling. It is being held in front of 17,210 at Times Union Center in Albany, New York.
It’s a Sell Out!
Tony Schiavone, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and Eric Bischoff open the show telling us that tonight’s Main Event will feature a match between “Lord” Steven Regal vs. “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson for the WCW World Television Title.
Schiavone says that tonights episode could become the greatest and most explosive night in the history of our sport…
For the Cruiserweight match we had Mikey Tenay and Chris Cruise replacing Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan at the broadcast booth.
WCW Cruiserweight Title Tournament Semi Final
Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Ultimo Dragon
In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, Ultimo Dragon defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. in a Tournament Semi Final match in 8:57 by submission with a Dragon Sleeper.
Rating: 69 C+
The announcers informs us that next week blue chipper “Das Wunderkind” Alex Wright will face shooter Dean Malenko in the second Semi Final.
Cruiserweight Division Vignette
The WCW Cruiserweight division offers fast paced adrenaline pumping show-stealing matches with high-risk maneuvers, amazing characters and stylish high flyers. WCW have some of the best athletes that implements various styles, as Lucha Libre, Japanese Junior Heavyweights, North American Cruiserweights and submission-based technicans.
Rating: 63 C
“Mean” Gene Okerlund is promoting a WCW Hotline story on wrestling legend Rick Rude that is on hiatus and could sign with WCW…
Ray Traylor vs. Larry McMahan
The lawman turned vigilante Ray “The Law” Traylor ran roughshod over his outmatched opponent, then punished, tortured, and humiliated him after the matches were over just because he’s a punk from New York that deserves it.
In an extremely stiff squash match, Ray Traylor defeated jobber Larry McMahan in 1:01 by pinfall with an Enzuigiri.
Rating: 57 C-
Interview w/ Ray Traylor
After the match, Mike Tenay talks to Ray “The Law” Traylor. Bubba wants Tenay to announce who beat Meng at Uncensored. Tenay does just that, then Traylor brags about winning at Uncensored and calls Colonel Parker and all members of The Stud Stable losers.
He is like no other lawman you’ve ever seen.
A man so hard, his veins bleed ice.
Truth and justice are what he’s fighting for.
With a baseball bat he rules the streets.
And every perp he meets will taste defeat.
The book of law is the bible to him.
And any crime committed is a sin.
He keeps the peace with his baseball bat.
Judge, jury and executioner.
Crime’s his only enemy and he’s going to war…
He is hyped about joining forces with The Koloff Cousins against “The Face of Terror” Meng and the Japanese badass Kurosawa at Spring Stampede in the Calgary Street Fight.
Rating: 83 B+
Sting vs. Chris Guy
“It’s Showtime, folks!”
Sting is cupping his hands together and yelling “Owwwwww!”
Sting no-sells the jobber’s offense, hulk up, beat chest, Punch, Backhand, Punch, Irish Whip into corner, Stinger Splash and a Scorpion Deathlock.
In an short squash match, Sting defeated jobbe Chris Guy in 1:30 by submission with a Scorpion Deathlock.
Rating: 57 C-
The Steiner Brothers vs. Robbie Brookside & Doc Dean
The Steiners use a wide array of Suplexes to to dominate their opponents.
In a stiff squash match, The Steiner Brothers defeated Robbie Brookside & Doc Dean in 4:51 when Scott Steiner defeated Robbie Brookside by pinfall with a Steinerizer.
Rating: 77 B
Big, Bad and Dangerous Vignette
An pre-taped in-ring segment in which the WCW World Heavyweight Champion Vader, alongside Bam Bam Bigelow, took on five preliminary wrestlers (T.A. McCoy, Chick Donovan, Mike Thor, Davey Rich and Barry Houston) in a public workout.
Vader and Bam Bam is unleashing a devastating offense and demolishes their outmatched opponents.
After fighting off several of the jobbers, Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow ends up delivering Release Powerbombs to all jobbers on the concrete floor.
Moments later Harley Race and Colonel Parker said the workout was over and ordered the film crew to stop filming.
Rating: 100 A*
Chad Fortune & Eddie Golden vs. Kurasawa & Meng w/ Col. Parker
In a hard-hitting squash match, Kurasawa & Meng destroyed jobbers Chad Fortune and Eddie Golden while Colonel Parker struts around like a rooster in a hen house puffing his cigar.
It ended in 1:50 when Meng defeated Chad Fortune by submission with a Tongan Death Grip.
Rating: 57 C-
The Lightning Express vs. Harlem Heat
Brad Armstrong and Tim Horner actually gave Harlem Heat a run for their money.
The two tag teams get into a random fist fight at the start and the crowd gets jacked for it!
Harlem Heat try to get the heat on Brad Armstrong, but Armstrong is resilient and tries a few combination pins to throw them off their game and manages to make the tag to “White Lightning” Tim Horner who has a fantastic workhorse segment with Bodyslams, Dropkicks and even clears house and Harlem Heat reconvene on the outside.
Armstrong eventually gets worked over for a while and rolls out of the way of a Harlem Hangover to make the hot tag. “White Lightning” Tim Horner goes crazy again with fast-paced offense.
Armstrong and Booker T get into a punching match. Stevie Ray picks up Horner to Press Slam him into Armstrong, but Horner turns it into a Sleeper Hold Stevie Ray. Booker T disposes of Armstrong and Stevie Ray bends down with Horner still hanging on with the Sleeper. Booker T hits Super Scissors Kick, forcing Horner to break the hold, and Stevie Ray comes down with the Slapjack.
In a good match with a hot crowd, Harlem Heat defeated The Lightning Express in 6:33 when Stevie Ray defeated Tim Horner by pinfall with a Slapjack.
Rating: 75 B-
An WCW Up Close segment in which Tony Schiavone conducted a sit-down interview with WCW superstar The Warrior regarding his background, arrival to WCW and discussing the match at Uncensored.
Schiavone is going through the obvious tons of fan mail asking about who, what, where, when, why and how regarding to The Warrior.
We get a special look at The Warrior in a 60 second video of him doing his signature moves while wrestling in Japan.
The Warrior spoke about his career and winning World titles in both America and Japan.
The Warrior then talked about being back in the United States, and said it was no secret as to where he’s been or what he’s done, and that WCW is the premiere wrestling organization.
Warrior also talked about his goals in WCW in which he targetted winning the WCW World Heavyweight title.
The Warrior said that he wanted another shot at “Rocky Mountain Horror” Vader and “The Beast from the East” Bam Bam Bigelow. The Warrior is certain that he will be victorious in the Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal and that he will get his title shot.
Rating: 96 A*
Randy Savage vs. Paul Orndorff w/ Toni
“Macho Man” shoulder blocks the narcissistic bully “Mr. Wonderful” and delivers a few eye rakes followed by an Atomic Drop. Savage comes off the top to hit a Double Axe Handle.
“Macho Man” Clotheslines “Mr. Wonderful” in the corner and taunts him by calling him “Paula”.
Orndorff received several chants of “Paula” from the crowd.
Orndorff left the ring to join Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan on commentary and protest the crowd chants and banners mocking him.
Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel appeared after Orndorff threatened not to wrestle and said Orndorff would be fined if he didn’t wrestle as he initially agreed to do.
Orndorff Punches Savage several times in the midsection. Savage nearly wins with a Sunset Flip, but Orndorff keeps control by going for a Piledriver, but Savage Backdrops Orndorff to avoid it.
Orndorff stomp away on “Macho Man”. Orndorff continues to hammer away on Savage, who has been getting a beaten for quite some time at this point. Orndorff Slams Savage and comes off the top, but Savage gets his boot up!
Savage cleans house and follows up with the Elbow Drop to win the match.
In a bout that had superb wrestling and great heat, Randy Savage defeated Paul Orndorff in 8:22 by pinfall with a Savage Elbow Drop.
Rating: 76 B-
Spring Stampede Control Center
The Biggest. The Baddest. No Bull.
Spring Stampede Control Center segment hosted by Gene Okerlund.
After a break, we’re with Gene Okerlund.
“Mean Gene” interviews Big, Bad and Dangerous w/ Col. Parker and Harley Race. Vader is facing Sting in a No Holds Barred Match at Spring Stampede that will take place in Calgary, Alberta.
Col. Robert Parker puffs his Cuban cigar while Harley Race talks.
Harley Race doesn’t believe there is anyone who can beat Big, Bad and Dangerous. Race considers Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow to be “The Most Dangerous men in WCW”.
The ultimate monster tag team known as “Big, Bad, and Dangerous” is steamrolling over everyone looking unstoppable. With their hard-hitting offense they are the most dominant tag team in WCW.
Vader says that the fans have been telling him that Sting has a lot of heart and will not back down. He doesn’t think there is a man who can beat him. Vader is going to get rid of Sting at Spring Stampede.
Colonel Parker says that The Stud Stable is a Elite stable full of badass wrestlers. The Stud Stable will rule the World by kicking the asses of anyone who gets in their way. Their reputation as a badass is considered “Off The Scale”.
Meng and Kurosawa will destroy Ray Traylor and Vladimir Koloff in the Calgary Street Fight; while Bam Bam Bigelow will wreak havoc inside the Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal.
Gene hypes up the main event that will see WCW World Heavyweight Champion Vader compete against Sting in a No Holds Barred Match.
“Mean” Gene talk about the upcoming Spring Stampede Pay-Per-View and makes the announcement that the following matches will take place at Spring Stampede:
Calgary Street Fight
Ray Traylor & Vladimir Koloff vs. Meng & Kurosawa
Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal (The winner gets an title shot at Slamboree)
Randy Savage, Curt Hennig, The Warrior, Bam Bam Bigelow, Brian Knobbs, Jerry Sags, Kevin Sullivan, One Man Gang, Jim Duggan and Steven Regal.
Best of Seven Series Match 7 (Loser Leaves WCW Stipulation)
Brian Pillman vs. Steve Austin
No Holds Barred Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Title
Sting vs. Vader
Rating: 100 A*
Tag Team Match for the WCW World Tag Team Titles
Fire and Ice w/ Teddy Long vs. Kevin Sullivan & One Man Gang w/ Woman
In a hard-hitting brawl with awesome power moves and good heat, Fire and Ice defeated Kevin Sullivan & One Man Gang in 14:12 when Scott Norton defeated “The Most Evil Man in Professional Wrestling of All Time” Kevin Sullivan by pinfall with a Flashback followed by a Train Wreck when Sullivan was distracted by The Nasty Boys calling them fat from the ramp.
Fire and Ice make defence number 5 of their WCW World Tag Team Championship titles.
Rating: 79 B
Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal Hype Video
A highlight video is shown to hype the 10-Man Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal at Spring Stampede.
The object is to throw the opponent out of the cage door for the elimination. These are often bloody matches, as weapons are allowed.
The participants are Randy Savage, Curt Hennig, The Warrior, Bam Bam Bigelow, Brian Knobbs, Jerry Sags, Kevin Sullivan, One Man Gang, Jim Duggan and Steven Regal.
The winner is awarded a large Bronze Cowboy Boot trophy and an title shot at Slamboree.
Rating: 95 A*
Singles Match for the WCW World Television Title
Steven Regal vs. Arn Anderson
Great mat work to start and neither man can get the advantage at all, they’re at a stand still. Great reversals, a good amateur display by both men. Steven Regal lock on an Regal Stretch just as time expires.
In a bout that had great heat and good wrestling, Steven Regal drew with “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson in 15:00 when the time limit expired.
Rating: 79 B
Brian Pillman vs. Steve Austin Hype Video
A video promoting the final “Loose Cannon” Brian Pillman vs. “Superstar” Steve Austin match at Spring Stampede is aired.
Footage from the previous matches in the Best of Seven Match Series are shown.
Former tag team partners in The Hollywood Blonds; the most over tag team in 10 years and the one sure-fire, can’t miss prospect of the whole bunch.
The final match will have a Loser Leaves WCW Stipulation.
Who will win? Who will be forced to leave WCW?
Rating: 100 A*
Show Rating 86 B+