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 15,000 people at Houston Summit in Houston, Texas.
Tony Schiavone, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes and “The Professor” Mike Tenay open the show telling us that tonight’s Main Event will feature a singles match between Rick Martel versus The Great Muta.
“It’s the muthaship!”
“Get ready for the plundah and the wheelin and deelin, right here on the muthaship baybay!!!”
Schiavone says that tonights episode could become the greatest and most explosive night in the history of our sport…
World Championship Wrestling is the new Number One in Professional Wrestling
For the Cruiserweight match we had Mikey Tenay and Chris Cruise replacing Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes at the broadcast booth.
WCW continues to bring in all these international superstars, with amazing high flying skillsets.
La Parka (The Skeleton of Death) is one of the most charismatic and flamboyant wrestlers in Mexico, known for his tremendous costume and spastic dancing. He is nicknamed “the chairman of WCW” due to the fact that he carry a chair to the ring, and play air guitar on it during his entrances.
A great flyer and mat technician, WCW Cruiserweight champion Ultimo Dragon is one of the best junior heavyweights in the world.
Cruiserweight Match for the WCW Cruiserweight Title
Ultimo Dragon © vs. La Parka
It’s a cruiserweight match with a lot of flashy aerial spots that amaze the crowd and get them buzzing.
The two matched perfectly in the ring, their high-risk acrobatics complementing each other and dazzled the crowd.
In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had jaw-dropping high-flying and fast-paced moves, Ultimo Dragon defeated La Parka in a 1 vs 1 Cruiserweight match in 13:55 by pinfall with a Dragon Backbreaker. Ultimo Dragon makes defence number 3 of his WCW Cruiserweight title.
Rating: 75 B-
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: 74 B-
WCW Wrestling Hotline
It’s WCW’s lovable, zany kooky kitty mascot Wild Cat Willie dancing and entertaining the crowd…
The friendly feline that serves as WCW’s mascot, Wild Cat Willie can be seen ringside at most matches showcasing his acrobatic skills.
He’d run around! He’d jump on a trampoline!
But mostly he’d be really annoying…
Both disturbing and disturbed, the 6’6″, 340-pound Maxx Payne is the ultimate loner.
Is Payne confused?
A master of mind games?
On the sleeves of the long coat is says “WFO” and on the back “Damage Inc.”
Maxx Payne vs. Kendall Windham
Maxx Payne has a wide range of wrestling holds, but his favorites are those that cause the most pain to his opponents.
Payne hit his opponent as hard as possible throughout the match. Kendall Windham got a hellacious beating in this hard-hitting brawl.
In a hard-hitting brawl, Maxx Payne defeated Kendall Windham in 5:50 by submission with a Fujiwara Armbar.
Rating: 71 C+
We see a recap of Nitro.
Nitro Highlights’ featuring the match between WCW United States champion Sting and “Lord” Steven Regal. It was an epic encounter, mixing psychology, drama, ringcraft and emotion that Sting did win by submission with a Scorpion Deathlock.
Post-match the camera zoom in on a giant man in the audience.
The Giant hit the ring and security swarmed on him.
Giant’s chokeslams is laying waste to all in sight, including Steven Regal and Sting.
Security desperately tried to restrain the fan.
“Macho Man” Randy Savage gets in with a chair and with all the might that he can, hits The Giant in the back with it. It doesn’t phase The Giant, but it makes him drop Sting. The Giant turns to Randy Savage instead and he chokeslams him.
As the Giant celebrates his destruction, Lex Luger pick up the chair and rush Giant with it, knocking him over the top ropes and out of the ring to the floor, where the entire security team has to hold him back from getting back in there as we go to break.
Back from break, “Mean Gene” is with the newcomer known as The Giant, the enormous 7 ft 2, 500 lb monster will apparently make his in ring debut at World War 3.
He says he is the real “giant of WCW” and he will take care of everyone that gets in his way.
The Giant says he’ll be WCW World Heavyweight champion forever and forever come World War 3 then leaves.
Also clips of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeating Eddie Guerrero in the main event.
Rating: 100 A*
WCW Wrestling Hotline
It’s Clark Hainess is a young WCW Power Plant trainee.
Are you ready for Disco?
It’s Disco Inferno annoying the audience with his disco dancer character, dancing on the way to the ring while the fans chant “Disco sucks!”.
Clark Hainess vs. Disco Inferno
Although his dance moves and wardrobe are decades out of style, Disco Inferno is a formidable competitor even if he sometimes needed a cheat sheet to remember how to apply a Standing Figure Four Leglock.
In a entertaining bout, Disco Inferno defeated powerhouse Clark Hainess in 4:55 by submission with the Last Dance after some underhanded tactics.
Rating: 65 C
After winning the match, Disco Inferno is dancing like a champion.
WCW Wrestling Hotline
Mean Gene teased that he had a scoop about manager “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart talking to someone he used to represent in another wrestling federation, so make sure to call the WCW Hotline!
Tony Schiavone, Dusty Rhodes and Mikey Tenay come back from commercial with breaking news…
The Giant will participate in the upcoming World War 3 Battle Royal. The Battle Royal will also feature Giant Haystacks and a third yet to be named giant.
WCW Up Close
We have “The Professor” Mike Tenay hosting a “WCW Up Close” segment in which he interviewed Disco Inferno regarding his background, arrival to WCW, and discussing the stiff competition on the current roster.
They talks about arriving to WCW; his song and dance rivalry with Alex Wright and The Booty Man; looking forward to test his skills in the strong TV title division; during the segment, footage aired of Disco Inferno competing in the Indies.
They also talked about his goals in WCW in which he targetted winning the WCW World Television Title. They said it was no secret as to where he had been before or what he had done, and that WCW is the premiere wrestling organization in the World.
Rating: 91 A
When Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge come through the curtain waving their hands in the air, you know it is going to be a violent night. Plus, how can you not love a team that bring a table to the ring every night?
The powerhouse duo Fire and Ice (Ice Train and Scott Norton) is an “Unstoppable Force”. They are stronger and they hit harder than every other tag team in WCW.
Fire and Ice vs. The Public Enemy
Ice Train and Scott “Flash”Norton built up their badass reputations by beating Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock to a pulp! Two of the biggest, baddest powerhouses of all time was displaying their incredible power by destroying their opponents.
The bout was hard-hitting and reckless, with The Public Enemy taking a beating like few other top stars in wrestling history would allow. To say they fought all over the arena here would be an understatement as they fought in the ring; at ringside; in the crowd; up the stairs; up to the arena concourse; where people buy merchandise and refreshments; and into a public restroom, with crowds of people cheering them on. The brawled all over the arena. In the end, Scott Norton powerbombed Johnny Grunge through a table for the win.
In an extremely stiff match, Fire and Ice defeated The Public Enemy in 7:17.
Rating: 73 B-
Okerlund then said a former WWF superstar was wanting to be at World War 3 and told viewers to call the WCW Hotline for more.
“Mean” Gene Okerlund is promoting another WCW Hotline story…
Here comes Meng and The Barbarian, The Faces of Fear together with “The Laughing Man” Hugh Morrus…
“What a rush!”
“Best there is… past, present and future! Ohhhhh yeahhhh!”
The madness is runnin’ wild!
The Road Warriors & Randy Savage vs. Sullivan’s House of Animals
They couldn’t wait for the opening bell to get things underway, and they begin fighting immediately. The Road Warriors throws some of the nastiest strikes in wrestling history. Within a couple minutes, Animal had punched Hugh Morrus over the eye repeatedly, busting him open. Animal was going after him with some of the stiffest punches you’ll ever see in wrestling. Meng and The Barbarian matched The Road Warriors with shots of their own. This was 13 minutes of some of wrestling’s toughest men beating each other up.
In a bout that had superb wrestling and good heat, Randy Savage and The Road Warriors defeated Sullivan’s House of Animals (Meng, The Barbarian and Hugh Morrus) in 13:36 when Hugh Morrus got disqualified while fighting Randy Savage when Kevin Sullivan did run in and attack Randy Savage with a Fireball.
Rating: 80 B
Post-Match we had Sullivan’s House of Animals viciously attacking Randy Savage and The Road Warriors until Security swarms the arena.
Rating: 96 A*
WCW Wrestling Hotline
Big Screen Angle
Mean Gene interviewed Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and he introduced mysterious asian man as Mr. Oono.
“Mean Gene” talks about Bobby Heenan being spotted with a mysterious asian man in the crowd on Saturday Night twice, both times, recieving envelopes filled with money. Now, the reasons are revealed.
Basically, somehow, Bobby Heenan has sold a half of the WCW Saturday Night and WCW Worldwide program to Mr. Oono to showcase his Japanese talent. But that’s not all, as Colonel Robert Parker has sold The Stud Stable including his manager license to Mr. Onoo including Kurosawa’s contract.
Mean Gene brings up everything wrong and illogical with this and Heenan hilariously slams the accusations down saying that nobody knows what was in his contract when he came to WCW, for all anyone knows, he could own this place. Heenan threatens legal action against the production team if they don’t abide by Mr. Oono’s requests each and every week.
Bobby “The Brain” Heenan accepts another envelope full of cash from Mr. Onoo, and they shake hands.
Rating: 84 B+
It switches over to the NJPW portion and Sonny Onoo joins commentary.
Mean Gene is promoting a WCW Hotline story on three major WWF stars who were headed to WCW…
WCW Power Plant Training Facility Promo
Jinsei Shinzaki is a mysterious Buddhist pilgrimn. He is a great flyer and powerful wrestler.
“Hooooooooooooooo!!!” “U-S-A!” “U-S-A!” “U-S-A!”
“Hacksaw’s gonna do what Hacksaw came to do! Beat people up! What You Gonna Do About It, Tough Guy?”
Jim Duggan vs. Jinsei Shinzaki
“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan is a rough and tumble brawler and power wrestler.
Jinsei Shinzaki was on a mission to beat just about every breath out of Duggan’s body tonight. Duggan, bloodied and bruised, fights back throughout with the crowd firmly behind him, and Duggan dons the crimson mask later in the match, which only adds to the carnage.
“Hacksaw” is an excellent, bleeding, asskicking babyface brawler from Hell.
This stands firm as one of the more violent and brutal affairs WCW has ever put out.
In a hard-hitting match that had great reaction from the crowd, Jinsei Shinzaki defeated Jim Duggan in 7:32 by submission with a Gokuraku-Gatame.
Rating: 73 B-
Mr. Onoo is bragging about Japanese wrestlers being superior and he ends up in a heated discussion with Dusty Rhodes.
World War 3 Control Center
One Battle Royal
It’s Every Man For Himself!
World War 3 Control Center segment hosted by Gene Okerlund.
World War 3 is official, and Mean Gene introduces the concept and says the winner recieves a future shot at the WCW Title currently held by Hulk Hogan. Some of the participants already announced are: Randy Savage, Sting, Lex Luger and Ric Flair.
The Tower of Doom match is pitting the team of The Road Warriors, Maxx Payne and Ray Traylor vs. Sullivan’s House of Animals (Kevin Sullivan, The Barbarian, Meng and Hugh Morrus). Three cages are stacked on top of one another and a compaction that Mean Gene himself described as better than the MLB World Series and NFL Superbowl combined. Two wrestlers starts the match out on top of the cage for a two-minute period. After that period, a trap door in both the top-tier cages opened for fifteen seconds which allowed a locked wrestler to get down into the cage below with all the other wrestlers. The object of the match is to unlock the door and escape out to the floor.
Gene Okerlund is talking with Sting about World War 3.
Sting says that he will show The Giant who the big dog really is!
Rest assure, if The Giant ever points the finger at him again, he’ll bite it off. And at World War 3, he gets The Giant one on one, and he has no problem tossing The Giant right over the top to reclaim the gold.
“Mean” Gene talk about the upcoming World War 3 and makes the announcement that the following matches will take place at World War 3:
WCW Cruiserweight Title
Ultimo Dragon vs. Super Liger
4 vs. 4 Tower Of Doom Match
The Road Warriors & Maxx Payne & Ray Traylor vs. Sullivan’s House of Animals
60-Man World War 3 Match
(Winner gets at title shot at the WCW World Heavyweight title)
Rating: 100 A*
WCW Wrestling Hotline
The announcers are discussing World War 3. It’s Sixty Men! Three Ring! Three Giants! One Battle Royal! Total Destruction! It’s Every Man For Himself!
It’s time…for the Main Event of the evening!
A technician in the ring he also shows good charisma. Rick Martel is something of a hot up and comer in late 90s WCW, working a “good guy with a temper” gimmick.
The Great Muta have captivated American wrestling fans with Asian mysticism, theatrical face paint and the dreaded poison mist. Innovative, aggressive and unpredictable, The Great Muta’s offense extends far beyond the basic martial kicks and strikes. He is an genius when it comes to mat science, crafting both the punishing Muta Lock and the Shining Wizard.
Rick Martel vs. The Great Muta
This was all about wrestling Takedowns, Suplexes and Leg Trips.
The match went back-and-forth until:
The Great Muta takes down Rick Martel with that Spinning Heel Kick.
Tony Schiavone: Rick Martel gets hooked up by The Great Muta with that Muta Lock.
Dusty Rhodes: At this point in the match, that hold could be devastating.
Tony Schiavone: Rick Martel winces in pain as The Great Muta applies the pressure with the Muta Lock.
Dusty Rhodes: Rick Martel is trying to reach for the ropes.
Tony Schiavone: The Great Muta applies the pressure on Rick Martel with that Muta Lock.
Dusty Rhodes: That Muta Lock isn’t fun to be in. Rick Martel has got to grab onto the ropes and get out of this hold before too much damage is done.
Tony Schiavone: Rick Martel desperately reaches for the ropes, but can’t make it and is forced to tap out to the Muta Lock!
Tony Schiavone: The Great Muta wins another one with that vaunted Muta Lock.
Dusty Rhodes: There really wasn’t any choice there. It was either tap out or suffer permanent damage.
In a bout that had superb wrestling and great heat, The Great Muta defeated Rick Martel in 16:11 by pinfall with a Shining Wizard.
Rating: 87 B+
Show Rating 89 A