WCW Saturday Night – [Saturday] Week 3 [November] [1995]

WCW Saturday Night

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.


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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.


Dusty Rhodes

“It’s the muthaship!”

“Get ready for the plundah and the wheelin and deelin, right here on the muthaship baybay!!!”


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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


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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

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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-


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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?

Neurotic?

Psychotic?

A master of mind games?

On the sleeves of the long coat is says “WFO” and on the back “Damage Inc.”


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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+


Nitro Highlights

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We see a recap of Nitro.

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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.

 

The Giant

Post-match the camera zoom in on a giant man in the audience.

The Giant hit the ring and security swarmed on him.

 

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Giant’s chokeslams is laying waste to all in sight, including Steven Regal and Sting.

 

Pull Apart Brawl

Security desperately tried to restrain the fan.

 

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“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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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Also clips of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeating Eddie Guerrero in the main event.

Rating: 100 A*


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Clark Hainess

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!”.


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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


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After winning the match, Disco Inferno is dancing like a champion.


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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!


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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

WCW Up Close

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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?


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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.


Tables Match

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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-


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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.


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“Mean” Gene Okerlund is promoting another WCW Hotline story…


Faces of Fear

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!


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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.

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Rating: 80 B


Post-Match Beatdown

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Post-Match we had Sullivan’s House of Animals viciously attacking Randy Savage and The Road Warriors until Security swarms the arena.

 

Pull Apart Brawl

Rating: 96 A*


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Big Screen Angle

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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+


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It switches over to the NJPW portion and Sonny Onoo joins commentary.


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Mean Gene is promoting a WCW Hotline story on three major WWF stars who were headed to WCW…


WCW Power Plant Training Facility Promo

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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?”


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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-


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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

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Sixty Men…

Three Rings…

Three Giants…

One Battle Royal

Total Destruction!

It’s Every Man For Himself!

 

WCW Control Center 

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.

 

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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

WCW Hotline 3


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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.


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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

WCW Monday Nitro – [Monday] Week 3 [November] [1995]

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The new Number One in Professional Wrestling…

WCW Monday Nitro, is being held by World Championship Wrestling in front of 16,245 fans at Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California.


Your hosts are Eric Bischoff, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and that Emmy-award winning ex-football player Steve “Mongo” McMichael.

 

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Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan and Steve McMichael open the show telling us that tonight’s Main Event will feature a match between WCW United States Champion Sting and WCW World Heavyweight champion “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan.

“Anything can happen on Nitro!”


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Mongoism to start the night: “Listen fans, get grandma outta the bathroom, ’cause if you ain’t here, you getting the steer’s end!”


Bischoff gives away the WWF results

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“In case you’re tempted to grab the remote control and check out the competition, don’t bother. It’s two or three weeks old. Stick right here where the action is, we’re live!”

Eric Bischoff gives away the results of the WWF Monday Night Raw so fans have no reason to switch over to the competition since Raw is taped, while WCW Monday Nitro is a live show.

Sycho Sid destroyed two jabronis

Jake Roberts squashed an ham-and-egger

The New Blackjacks defeated Too Much to retain the WWF World Tag Team titles

The Undertaker squashed an jobber

Golddust defeated Barry Horowitz

Ahmed Johnson destroyed a jobber

Marc Mero defeated Bruiser Bedlam

Razor Ramon & Savio Vega defeated The Super Destroyers

Ricky Steamboat defeated Dok Hendrix to retain the WWF Intercontinental title


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Steve “Mongo” McMichaels and Eric Bischoff makes some jokes about the “World Whining Federation”.

Bischoff repeats WCW’s slogan “where the big boys play” over and over, with the gist being that Lex Luger, V.K. Wallstreet, The Barbarian and Jinsei Shinzaki all came from the WWF and is now getting a real test here in WCW. They have gone from the “bush leagues” to “the only game in town”. He promises more will follow.


World Championship Wrestling is the new Number One in Professional Wrestling


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For the Cruiserweight match we had Mikey Tenay and Chris Cruise replacing Eric Bischoff , Bobby Heenan and Steve McMichael at the broadcast booth.

WCW’s Cruiserweight division features the World’s best high-flyers.


Like his brother Dean: Joe Malenko your typical Iceman known for his cold and calculating demeanor. He is considered by many to be one of the most technically gifted grapplers to ever enter the squared circle.


Rey Mysterio Jr. is known for having a high flying style, which helped kick-start the cruiserweight wrestling revolution in WCW. WCW fans were immediately thrilled by the high-flying competitor whose colorful attire added to the excitement of his jaw-dropping abilities. His thrilling rivalries with Psychosis, Juventud Guerrera and Eddie Guerrero made the San Diego-native one of the most popular flyers in WCW.


Cruiserweight Match

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Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Joe Malenko

It’s a cruiserweight match with a lot of flashy aerial spots that amaze the crowd and get them buzzing.

The two wrestlers matched perfectly in the ring, their high-risk acrobatics and technical wrestling complementing each other and dazzled the crowd.

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had jaw-dropping high-flying and fast-paced moves, Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Joe Malenko in a 1 vs 1 Cruiserweight match in 13:39 by pinfall with a Top Rope Senton.

Rating: 71 C+


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Get N Or Get Out!


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We Get The Dirt!


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: 76 B-


A major star in Mexico; Atlantis makes his entrance.


“Yo yo yo let me speak on dis! Orale! Arriba la Raza! We are los vatos locos forever, man!”


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Konnan vs. Atlantis

It’s a match with a lot of flashy aerial spots that amaze the crowd and get them buzzing.

The two wrestlers matched perfectly in the ring, their high-risk acrobatics and technical wrestling complementing each other and dazzled the crowd.

In a energetic match that had jaw-dropping high-flying and fast-paced moves, Konnan defeated Atlantis in a 1 vs 1 Cruiserweight match in 7:45 by pinfall with a Montezuma’s Revenge.

Rating: 71 C+


WCW Commercial

Snap into a Slim Jim!

“Oh yeee-aahhh!!!”


Pastamania

Pastamania is running wild!

“Yes, Hulk Hogan has a restaurant in the Mall of America and the specialties are Hulk-a-roos and Hulk-a-U’s, brother!”

“What you gonna do when Pastamania runs wild on you?


Nitro Highlights

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We see a recap of Nitro.

 

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Nitro Highlights’ featuring the  match between WCW United States champion Sting and WCW World Heavyweight champion Hulk Hogan that ended when Vader hits the ring to attack both men for the double DQ! Vader throws a mullet wearing referee out of the way and then he attacks Hogan and Sting.

 

Vader destroys Sting and Hogan with those clobbering blows.

 

“It’s Time! It’s Time! It’s Vader Time!”

Vader delivers his gorilla-grunting routine mocking Hogan!

“‘Who’s the Man?’

“I fear no man and I feel no pain!”

 

Vader attacks! Chokeslam to Hogan! Chokeslam to Sting!

 

Hogan starts firing away on Vader. No effect! Vader hammers Hogan down, but he Hulks Up and starts punching him again.

 

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Eric Bischoff says “We need to get some policement out here! The situation is out of control!”

 

Suddenly, alot of sirens are heard, and a ton of policemen, enter the building to get the situation under control…

 

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Hogan absolutely snaps, and starts beating the shit out of Vader with the steel chair. The referee tries to stop him, and Hogan hits that referee with a chair shot. A new ref comes out, and he hits that referee with a chair, too!

 

Vader gets back up, and Hulk Hogan hits him more with the steel chair and he goes after him on the floor!

 

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Head of Security Doug Dellinger brings a billy club with him to stop this madness!

 

Pull Apart Brawl

Vader is being held back by security officers. They are trying to drag Vader away from the ring as the locker room empties.

 

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Steve “Mongo” McMichaels and William “The Fridge” Perry come running down to talk some sense into Hogan while Doug Dillinger is trying to take the chair, and Hogan hits Doug Dellinger with the chair too! And he chases “Mongo” and “The Fridge” off with the steel chair! He gets back in the ring and looks absolutely insane.

 

And we have a short commercial break!

 

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Back from break, “Mean Gene” is with Hulk Hogan and Commissioner Bockwinkel. Gene says Hogan may have bitten off more than he can chew as far as his probation goes. Hogan says its bullcrap, because he is “The Immortal Hulk Hogan”! He is larger than life! He says that his name is still on the World Title.

 

Hogan would get physical with Commissioner Bockwinkel, claiming to be fed up with what is going on. This led to Hogan attacking him from behind before other babyfaces stepped in.

 

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In the aisleway, Vader is trying to come back out, but security are trying to hold him back by his arms. Hogan bolts from the ring with the chair and destroys all with more chair shots, and Vader starts bleeding as we cut away.

 

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Also clips of “Macho Man” Randy Savage defeating Bam Bam Bigelow.

Rating: 94 A*


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Work, Rest, and Play!

WCW Wrestling Hotline

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We Get The Dirt!


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“The Professor” Mike Tenay and Chris Cruise hypes the next match between Ray Lloyd and Jerry Flynn; two of the best up-and-coming wrestlers in the world…

“Let’s get this thing going!”


“Ice Cold” Ray Lloyd is a Karate black belt with a fighting style that combined martial arts and pro wrestling maneuvers.


“Lightning Foot” Jerry Flynn is a 6’4″, 238-pound martial arts master, kickboxer and shootfighter, and he welcomes any and all challenges.

“If someone doesn’t know what pain really is, please, please take one of my open challenges.”


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Ray Lloyd vs. Jerry Flynn

A classic formula. Put focus on the best workers by offer a hard-hitting, realistic style that emphasize wrestling and treats it as a sport.

 

Mike Tenay: Up next we have Ray Lloyd taking on Jerry Flynn.

Chris Cruise: Come on! Let’s see these guys go at it!

Ray Lloyd gets hit with a low kick combo by Jerry Flynn.

Jerry Flynn gets hit by Ray Lloyd with a Reverse Roundhouse Kick.

Ray Lloyd hit that move full force!

Jerry Flynn catches Ray Lloyd by surprise with a Back Kick.

Jerry Flynn drops down and goes for the cover on Ray Lloyd.

 

Chris Cruise: Ray Lloyd might not be completely worn out yet.

Mike Tenay: Jerry Flynn has Ray Lloyd’s shoulders pinned to the mat and the referee starts the count. ONE!

Mike Tenay: Ray Lloyd gets a shoulder up and breaks out of the pin attempt!

Chris Cruise: Ray Lloyd isn’t going to be beat that easily.

 

Ray Lloyd gets hit by Jerry Flynn with a Spin Kick.

Jerry Flynn hooks Ray Lloyd in a Cross Armbreaker.

 

Chris Cruise: That Cross Armbreaker can be devastating if applied correctly.

Mike Tenay: Ray Lloyd winces in pain as Jerry Flynn applies the pressure with the Cross Armbreaker.

Chris Cruise: Ray Lloyd is trying to break out of the hold.

Mike Tenay: Ray Lloyd reaches out and grabs the ropes and the referee breaks the hold.

Jerry Flynn tries for a Haymaker on Ray Lloyd and is successful.

Jerry Flynn gets hit with a Reverse Roundhouse Kick by Ray Lloyd.

Jerry Flynn does some damage to Ray Lloyd with a Shoot Kick.

Jerry Flynn measures up Ray Lloyd and hits the Haymaker.

Ray Lloyd rolls up Jerry Flynn and tries for a pin.

Mike Tenay: Ray Lloyd has Jerry Flynn’s shoulders pinned to the mat and the referee starts the count. ONE!

Mike Tenay: Jerry Flynn kicks out of the pin attempt.

Chris Cruise: It might have been a little too early to go for a pin there.

 

Ray Lloyd attempts to take a breather, but Jerry Flynn doesn’t let up and instead hits Ray Lloyd with a Haymaker.

Ray Lloyd gets hit with a Spin Kick by Jerry Flynn.

Ray Lloyd tries for a Reverse Roundhouse Kick on Jerry Flynn and is successful.

Mike Tenay: Ray Lloyd hits Jerry Flynn with a Spinning Back Kick.

Jerry Flynn tries to counter, but to no avail as Ray Lloyd hits the Reverse Roundhouse Kick.

Ray Lloyd hit that move full force!

Jerry Flynn gets a hold of Ray Lloyd and locks on the Cross Armbreaker.

 

Chris Cruise: At this point in the match, that hold could be devastating.

Mike Tenay: Jerry Flynn applies the pressure on Ray Lloyd with that Cross Armbreaker.

Chris Cruise: I don’t know if Ray Lloyd can withstand the pain of this Cross Armbreaker for too much longer.

Mike Tenay: Ray Lloyd grabs the ropes and the referee forces Jerry Flynn to let go of the Cross Armbreaker.

Chris Cruise: Ray Lloyd gets out of that Cross Armbreaker, but think that the damage might have already been done.

 

Mike Tenay: Jerry Flynn could be getting ready to go for the Savate Kick.

Chris Cruise: Things aren’t looking too good for Ray Lloyd here.

Mike Tenay: There it is! Jerry Flynn hits Ray Lloyd with the Savate Kick!

Chris Cruise: That’s Jerry Flynn’s finishing move! This match is all but over.

 

Ray Lloyd takes down Jerry Flynn with a Reverse Roundhouse Kick.

Jerry Flynn measures up Ray Lloyd and hits the Spin Kick and applies the Cross Armbreaker again.

Chris Cruise: Things aren’t looking too good for Ray Lloyd here.

Chris Cruise: Yeah, that Cross Armbreaker did the trick.

Jerry Flynn defeated Ray Lloyd in 6:01 by submission with a Cross Armbreaker.

Rating: 49 D+


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Have It Your Way!


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We Get The Dirt!


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Eric Bischoff, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and Steve “Mongo” McMichael is back at the announcer table.

Eric Bischoff says that WCW is the premiere wrestling organization in the World. Stars from all over the World are joining WCW to compete with the best…


WCW Wrestling Hotline

WCW Hotline

We Get The Dirt!


Interview w/ Randy Savage

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Mean Gene introduces “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

Randy Savage: “You know what? At World War 3 I’m gonna beat Lex Luger, Ric Flair, The Horsemen and everyone that gets in my way, yeah! Because I’m wild, yeah! And I’m gonna tell you something, Mean Gene, I’m the next WCW World Heavyweight champion, yeah yeah yeah!”

 

Gene Okerlund: “Randy Savage, I know you are—”

Randy Savage: “Your moustache is crooked!”

Gene Okerlund: “Your beard is a little sideways, too, but I don’t wanna get into that, I’m not gonna take personal potshots at you or anybody else, that’s not my nature!”

Randy Savage: “Get in line, everybody’s out for me!”

Gene Okerlund: “I’m a little better guy than that, I don’t mind telling you, I’m a bigger man! How did we get into this?”

 

Savage says he can’t be controlled. There is no stopping the madness!

 

“The madness is runnin’ wild! Ohhhhh yeahhhh!”

 

*finger snap*

“Outta Here!”

*Savage leaves*

Rating: 95 A+


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Eric Bischoff announces The Steiner Brothers versus The Power Company next!


The Power Company

With a classic bodybuilder look; The Power Company (Dave Power and Dean Power) is two of the most massive and powerful grapplers ever to enter the squared-circle.


“The Steiner Brothers” have won many tag team championships in numerous big promotions. Rick’s power and mat skill complemented Scott’s agility and helped the pair overcoming teams like Harlem Heat, The Fabulous Freebirds and The Miracle Violence Connection.


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The Steiner Brothers vs. The Power Company

Two of WCW’s hardest-hitting tag teams cross paths inside the squared circle, and the damage these two bruisers dished out during this match was unimaginable. The two tag teams clobbered each other with everything they had as they brawled throughout the arena.

In a bout that had hard-hitting power wrestling and a good reaction from the crowd, The Steiner Brothers defeated The Power Company in 6:16 when Scott Steiner defeated Dave Power by pinfall with a Steinerizer.

Rating: 75 B-


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Bobby Heenan’s pro-heel cheering on commentary during the bout had a great feel to it…


WCW Commercial 8

Do like “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and get your two by four at U.S. Lumber!

“Hooooooooooooooo!!!”


WCW Commercial 3

Save a Buck or Two!


Clips of WWF stars as jobbers in WCW

WWF stars as jobbers in WCW

We see a video packages showing current WWF stars as jobbers in WCW.

Mark Callous, Kevin Nash, Sid Vicious, Dustin Rhodes, Scott Hall, Ricky Steamboat, Jake Roberts, Owen Hart, Davey Boy Smith, Jim Neidhart, The Patriot, Fatu, Mark Mero, Michael Haynes, Brian Armstrong, Jean-Paul Levesque, Barry Windham, Tex Slazenger and Shanghai Pierce all lose in embarrassing fashion, showing how much better the WCW stars are.

Rating: 95 A*


“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?”


A star in WCW from the very beginning, “The Total Package” Lex Luger’s unmatched power and impressive physique makes him a formidable force inside the squared circle. 


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Jim Duggan vs. Lex Luger

Eric Bischoff: We are all set for our next match as Jim Duggan goes head-to-head with Lex Luger in a Normal Match.

Bobby Heenan: Let’s get this thing going.

Jim Duggan hits Lex Luger with that Haymaker.

Jim Duggan does some damage to Lex Luger with a Powerslam.

Jim Duggan measures up Lex Luger and hits a Stomp.

Jim Duggan gets hit with a Clothesline by Lex Luger.

Eric Bischoff: It looks like Lex Luger is going for a pin.

Bobby Heenan: It might not be too smart to go for a pin just yet. I don’t think that Jim Duggan is weakened enough.

Eric Bischoff: Lex Luger has Jim Duggan’s shoulders pinned to the mat and the referee starts the count. ONE!

Eric Bischoff: Jim Duggan kicks out of the pin attempt.

 

Jim Duggan isn’t going to be beat that easily.

Jim Duggan attempts to take a breather, but Lex Luger doesn’t let up and instead hits Jim Duggan with a Press Slam.

Lex Luger measures up Jim Duggan and hits the Headbutt.

Jim Duggan is dazed after that Headbutt.

 

Eric Bischoff: Lex Luger hits Jim Duggan with a Press Slam.

Bobby Heenan: That’s a devastating move!

 

Jim Duggan fights back with some brawling and goes for the cover on Lex Luger and hooks the leg.

Eric Bischoff: Jim Duggan has Lex Luger’s shoulders pinned to the mat and the referee starts the count. ONE!

Eric Bischoff: Lex Luger kicks out of the pin attempt.

Bobby Heenan: Lex Luger still has a lot of fight left.

 

Lex Luger catches Jim Duggan by surprise with a Forearm Club.

Lex Luger catches Jim Duggan with another Forearm Club.

Bobby Heenan: Jim Duggan is dazed after that Forearm Club.

 

Eric Bischoff: Jim Duggan is going for a pin here on Lex Luger.

Bobby Heenan: I don’t think that Jim Duggan has done enough damage to Lex Luger yet.

Eric Bischoff: Jim Duggan has Lex Luger’s shoulders pinned to the mat and the referee starts the count. ONE!

Eric Bischoff: Jim Duggan can’t keep Lex Luger down as Lex Luger is able to kick out.

Lex Luger gets hit with a Stomp by Jim Duggan.

Lex Luger takes down Jim Duggan with a Running Forearm Smash.

Lex Luger catches Jim Duggan by surprise with a Clothesline.

Lex Luger does some damage to Jim Duggan with a Forearm Club.

Jim Duggan is reeling after that one.

Lex Luger hits Jim Duggan with a Forearm Club.

Jim Duggan tries to counter, but to no avail as Lex Luger hits another Forearm Club.

Jim Duggan is dazed after that Forearm Club.

Jim Duggan could be in trouble here.

Jim Duggan tries to counter, but to no avail as Lex Luger hits the Press Slam.

Bobby Heenan: I don’t know why Lex Luger isn’t going for the Torture Rack here.

Eric Bischoff: In one fluid motion, Lex Luger hits Jim Duggan with that Piledriver and then goes for the cover.

Eric Bischoff: Lex Luger could be getting ready to go for the Torture Rack.

Eric Bischoff: That’s it!

Eric Bischoff: Lex Luger picks up the win here by submission.

Bobby Heenan: I knew that Jim Duggan wasn’t going to be able to get out of that Torture Rack.

In a superb match, Lex Luger defeated Jim Duggan in 5:35 by submission with a Torture Rack.

Rating: 75 B-


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Eric Bischoff says that Monday Nitro offers Pay-Per-View calibre matches every monday. Nitro is a brand and it’s action-packed, innovative, unpredictible, ground breaking, full of surprises and showcases all these international superstars with amazing skillsets.


Interview w/ Sting

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Mean Gene introduces WCW United States champion Sting.

Sting talks about the attempt to play peacemaker between his two friends Lex Luger and Randy Savage.

But rest assure, if it comes down to he and Savage or Luger at World War 3, he has no problem tossing Savage and Luger right over the top to reclaim the gold.

Rating: 100 A*


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The announcers are discussing the 60-Men Battle Royal that will take place at the World War 3 Pay-Per-View. Winner gets a title shot at the WCW World Heavyweight title.

Sixty Men…

Three Rings…

Three Giants…

One Battle Royal

Total Destruction!

It’s Every Man For Himself!

WCW’s World War III PPV is a 3-ring, 60-man Battle Royal main event, with a “giant” in each ring. One of the giant is expected to be the returning El Gigante.


WCW Commercial 6

Get N Or Get Out!


WCW Wrestling Hotline

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We Get The Dirt!


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“Hey, it’s Nitro! Remember that anything can happen!”

“WCW United States champion Sting will be taking on “Lord” Steven Regal up next.”


Lord Steven William Regal is a stereotypical British gentleman with a mean streak, and could often come across like an Upper-Class Twit. Despite the fact that he usually played a snobby heel, Regal is one of the toughest men in wrestling history. Deceptively strong and in tremendous condition, he is a master of every wrestling hold and known maneuver. He is the finest scientific wrestler in the world today.


Huge pop for Sting. The Stinger is clearly the most popular wrestler in World Championship Wrestling.

Explosive and athletic bodybuilder; “The Franchise of WCW” Sting is ridiculously fast and agile for a guy his size and he is strong enough to slam super heavyweights such as Vader, Bam Bam Bigelow and “Big” John Tenta.


Singles Match for the WCW United States Title

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Sting © vs. Steven Regal w/ Aloysius Hayes

This is an epic encounter, mixing psychology, drama, ringcraft and emotion.

Steven Regal gets hit with a Back Suplex by Sting.

Steven Regal tries for a Backhand Chop on Sting and is successful.

Sting does some damage to Steven Regal with a Front Kick.

Eric Bischoff: Steven Regal hooks Sting in that Regal Stretch.

Bobby Heenan: I don’t know if Sting will have the strength to withstand the Regal Stretch.

Eric Bischoff: Sting winces in pain as Steven Regal applies the pressure with the Regal Stretch.

Bobby Heenan: Sting has got to try and grab the ropes to break out of this hold.

Eric Bischoff: Sting gets to the ropes and gets out of the Regal Stretch.

Bobby Heenan: Nope. Sting isn’t ready to give up just yet.

Sting catches Steven Regal by surprise with a Back Suplex.

Steven Regal is reeling after that one.

 

Steven Regal counters with the European Uppercut combo.

Eric Bischoff: Steven Regal goes for the cover on Sting and hooks the leg.

Bobby Heenan: I don’t think that Steven Regal has done enough damage to Sting yet.

Eric Bischoff: Steven Regal has Sting’s shoulders pinned to the mat and the referee starts the count. ONE!

Eric Bischoff: Sting shoots a shoulder up and gets out of Steven Regal’s pin attempt.

Steven Regal gets hit with a Front Kick by Sting.

Steven Regal hits Sting with a Regal Cutter.

 

Bobby Heenan: That’s a devastating move!

 

Sting tries for a DDT on Steven Regal and is successful.

Eric Bischoff: Sting drops down and goes for the cover on Steven Regal.

Bobby Heenan: It might not be too smart to go for a pin just yet. I don’t think that Steven Regal is weakened enough.

Eric Bischoff: Sting has Steven Regal’s shoulders pinned to the mat and the referee starts the count. ONE!

Eric Bischoff: TWO!

Bobby Heenan: I don’t think that Sting has done enough damage yet. Steven Regal should kick out right here.

Eric Bischoff: Steven Regal shoots a shoulder up and gets out of Sting’s pin attempt.

Bobby Heenan: Steven Regal isn’t going to be beat that easily.

 

Sting no-sell Regal’s offense!

Hulk up!

Beat chest!

Punch, backhand, punch, Irish whip into corner, Stinger Splash and the Scorpion Deathlock and it’s all over.

Sting picks up another win.

In a bout that had sensational wrestling and fantastic heat, Sting defeated Steven Regal in 15:34 by submission with a Scorpion Deathlock. Sting makes defence number 3 of his WCW United States title.

Rating: 89 A


A Giant Attacks

The Giant

The camera zoom in on a giant man in the audience.

 

The Giant hit the ring and security swarmed on him.

 

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Giant’s chokeslams is laying waste to all in sight, including Steven Regal and Sting.

 

Pull Apart Brawl

Security desperately tried to restrain the fan.

 

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“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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

Rating: 95 A*


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WCW Power Plant Training Facility Promo

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WCW Commercial 7

Nothing Else is a Pepsi!


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Eric Bischoff announces Randy Savage vs. Lex Luger for next week on Nitro.


It’s time…for the Main Event of the evening!


Eddie Guerrero, is a second-generation American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. He was an international wunderkind who had enraged the Mexican faithful as a brash member of Los Gringos Locos and thrilled the Japanese under the mask of Black Tiger.


It’s the dirtiest player in the Game! A limousine-ridin’, jet-flyin’, wheelin’ dealin’ kiss-stealin’ — Woooo! — Son-Of-A-Gun!

“Wooooooooo!”


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Eddie Guerrero vs. Ric Flair

Ric Flair hits Eddie Guerrero with a Knee Drop.

Eddie Guerrero tries to counter, but to no avail as Ric Flair hits the Knee Breaker.

Ric Flair gets hit with a Senton by Eddie Guerrero.

Eric Bischoff: Great move.

 

Eddie Guerrero gets hit by Ric Flair with a Scoop Slam.

Ric Flair hits Eddie Guerrero with a Chop.

Ric Flair takes Eddie Guerrero down with the Small Package.

Bobby Heenan: That Small Package came out of nowhere.

Eric Bischoff: Ric Flair has Eddie Guerrero’s shoulders pinned to the mat and the referee starts the count. ONE!

Eric Bischoff: Ric Flair can’t keep Eddie Guerrero down as Eddie Guerrero is able to kick out.

Bobby Heenan: Eddie Guerrero still has a lot of fight left.

Ric Flair takes down Eddie Guerrero with a another Chop.

Ric Flair attempts to take a breather, but Eddie Guerrero doesn’t let up and instead hits Ric Flair with a European Uppercut.

Ric Flair is dazed after that European Uppercut.

 

Ric Flair rolls up Eddie Guerrero and tries for a pin.

Bobby Heenan: I don’t think that Ric Flair has done enough damage to Eddie Guerrero yet.

Eric Bischoff: Ric Flair has Eddie Guerrero’s shoulders pinned to the mat and the referee starts the count. ONE!

Eric Bischoff: Eddie Guerrero shoots a shoulder up and gets out of Ric Flair’s pin attempt.

Bobby Heenan: It might have been a little too early to go for a pin there.

 

Eric Bischoff: Eddie Guerrero gets caught in that Small Package by Ric Flair.

Bobby Heenan: Eddie Guerrero wasn’t expecting that.

Eric Bischoff: Ric Flair has Eddie Guerrero’s shoulders pinned to the mat and the referee starts the count. ONE!

Eric Bischoff: Eddie Guerrero gets a shoulder up and breaks out of the pin attempt!

Bobby Heenan: Eddie Guerrero still has a lot of fight left.

 

Eddie Guerrero measures up Ric Flair and hits the European Uppercut.

Ric Flair measures up Eddie Guerrero and hits the Scoop Slam.

Eddie Guerrero tries to counter, but to no avail as Ric Flair hits a Chop.

Eddie Guerrero tries for an European Uppercut on Ric Flair and is successful.

Eric Bischoff: Eddie Guerrero takes down Ric Flair with that Backhand Chop.

Eddie Guerrero catches Ric Flair by surprise with a Backhand Chop.

Ric Flair does some damage to Eddie Guerrero with a Knee Drop.

Ric Flair hits another a Backhand Chop.

Ric Flair measures up Eddie Guerrero and hits the Knee Breaker.

Ric Flair catches Eddie Guerrero by surprise with a Backhand Chop.

Ric Flair gets hit by Eddie Guerrero with a Scoop Slam.

Ric Flair does some damage to Eddie Guerrero with another Backhand Chop.

Ric Flair takes down Eddie Guerrero with that Knee Drop.

Eric Bischoff: Ric Flair gets Eddie Guerrero in a pinning combination with the Small Package.

Bobby Heenan: This match could be over right now!

Eric Bischoff: Ric Flair has Eddie Guerrero’s shoulders pinned to the mat and the referee starts the count. ONE!

Eric Bischoff: Eddie Guerrero shoots a shoulder up and gets out of Ric Flair’s pin attempt.

Bobby Heenan: No! That wasn’t enough to put Eddie Guerrero away.

 

Eddie Guerrero gets hit with an European Uppercut by Ric Flair after distraction from Elizabeth.

Eric Bischoff: We could see Ric Flair try for the Figure-Four Leglock here.

Bobby Heenan: Eddie Guerrero better watch out or this match could be over fast.

Eric Bischoff: Eddie Guerrero gets hit with a Back Suplex by Ric Flair.

Eddie Guerrero gets hit by Ric Flair with a Back Suplex.

Bobby Heenan: That’s a textbook Back Suplex right there.

Eric Bischoff: Ric Flair reaches out and grabs a hold of Eddie Guerrero, locking in that devastating Figure-Four Leglock.

Bobby Heenan: Eddie Guerrero is in major trouble here.

Eric Bischoff: Eddie Guerrero isn’t going to be able to get up from that and Ric Flair is going to be declared the winner of this bout.

Eric Bischoff: I guess that tonight was just Ric Flair’s night.

In a bout that had great wrestling and good heat, Ric Flair defeated Eddie Guerrero in 16:13 by submission with a Figure Four Leglock after interference from Elizabeth.

Rating: 87 B+


Show Rating 91 A

 

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Randy Savage is supposed to have surgery soon to repair a torn tricep and will be out of action 3 months.


Hulk Hogan is on hiatus to film Super Agent Club and is expected to returns in march. Hogan has apparently had negotiations with WWF recently, but they weren’t serious and haven’t led anywhere. WCW is confident that he is staying. But with, Hogan leaving for awhile, and Savage working with a serious injury, Sting is the only real babyface they can run with now.


Vader is also on hiatus and the official reason is that his shoulder is badly injured and he needs surgery. Word is he plans to take a few months off and get his shoulder fixed before returning to the ring in early 1996. The shoulder got injured at The Great American Bash in the match with The Warrior, when Vader went for a sloppy Senton off the top rope, which was originally planned to be Vader debuting a Shooting Star Press before Vader thought better of it because of where The Warrior was laying. For now, he is working as a volunteer assistant coach for the Colorado Buffaloes college football team.


The AJPW All Asia Tag Team titles changed hands, as Richard Slinger and Wolf Hawkfield became the new champions, ending the reign of Johnny Ace and Alexander Otsuka after five title defences.


The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission has scheduled a meeting regarding the recent ECW show after all the complaints of the fire spot going out of control. The commission hasn’t really been regulating wrestling for many years in the state, but they can still crack down on it if they want to. They banned blading a few years ago, but they don’t enforce the rule and everyone (especially ECW) still does it. As for what happened at the show, the word is a towel drenched in lighter fluid that was on a chair and on fire flew off the chair and landed in the crowd, causing a decent-sized fire and burning some fans. As they were trying to spray it with a fire extinguisher to put it out, fans started choking on the fumes and at that moment, the lights in the building went off because they were doing an angle with Raven and Tommy Dreamer (where Raven crucified Dreamer). So with the lights off, a fire burning in the crowd, and no one able to see or breathe from fire extinguisher fumes, people naturally panicked.


AJPW saw a title change, as Masanobu Fuchi lost the AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight title to Yoshinari Ogawa. This victory marks his third reign with the tile.


The Mexican peso took another economic hit this week, dropping over 20% in value and Dave says this is probably going to be a huge story for the wrestling business there. It will definitely make it harder to bring in American wrestlers because they have to be paid in dollars and the dollar is now worth so much more than the peso. There is fear that the peso crisis isn’t over yet and could be leading to a depression.


It’s rare that we see a genuine “five star” match, but the latest AJPW show certainly delivered in a big way when Mitsuharu Misawa defeated Stan Hansen. The match is bound to feature heavily in the voting for Match Of The Year.


The FMW Brass Knuckles title changed hands, as Mr. Pogo became the new champion, ending the reign of Atsushi Onita after nine title defences. This is the second time he has won the FMW Brass Knuckles championship.


Steve Austin was the most talked about wrestler on TV this week in ECW. He took over the Beulah’s Box segment, wearing a black wig, impersonating Eric Bischoff and talking about “Monday Nyquil, where the big boys play with each other.” Austin got in tons of funny lines at WCW’s expense. He also called Woman a “$5 piece of ass” and said she married a midget (Kevin Sullivan). As you can imagine, several people in WCW weren’t thrilled about this.


Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling held Pancrase 25 at the Fujisawa City Akiba Gym, and drew 4804 fans. The feedback has been that the show was awesome. Performance of the night belonged to Ken Shamrock that defeated Minoru Suzuki in the main event. In the semi main event, Bas Rutten defeated UWFi champion Yoji Anjo.


Former WWF star Crush was sentenced to 5 years probation and a $10,000 fine from his drug and weapons charges from a few months back.


Saturn began his first reign as ECW World Television champion, when he took the title away from Dudley Dudley at ECW November to Remember.


Grizzly Smith has been running shows at the Dallas Sportatorium lately and they’re drawing pretty well.


According to sources, “Loose Cannon” Brian Pillman is to be dropped as the “face of ECW”, replaced with Steve Austin. The move comes as Paul Heyman have become very high on Austin and thinking he may be the “missing piece of the puzzle” that will boost business to a whole new level.


Vince McMahon had a surprise meeting with the wrestlers at a house show this week, mostly to boost the recent poor morale and reassure everyone. With house shows being cut, a lot of the talent is justifiably paranoid, especially the lower and midcard guys. WWF stars only get paid when they work a show and with a lot of the recent house shows being cancelled, some of the guys have seen their overall income drop by 60-70%.


A lot of WWF guys are talking about leaving, but most of them wouldn’t be able to make a living in wrestling anywhere else if WCW didn’t take them.


WWF signed a 2-year contract extension with the USA Network that will run through the end of 1997.


Adam Bomb is at a legal impasse with WWF. They won’t release him from his contract but have no interest in using him, so he’s just sitting at home right now, unable to negotiate with WCW or anything, although he is allowed to work indies.


The WWF Timeline

WCW Disney Tapings [Week 2] [November] [1995]

WCW Pro 97

Eddie Guerrero defeated El Texano in a Cruiserweight Match

Harlem Heat defeated Bad Crew

Viktor Krüger defeated Chris Walker

The Lightning Express defeated Southern Posse


WCW Worldwide

Super Liger defeated Mr. JL in a Cruiserweight Match

Frank Andersson defeated Joe Malenko

The Amazing French Canadians defeated Mark Starr & Frankie Lancaster

Jinsei Shinzaki defeated Ray Lloyd


WCW Prime

La Parka defeated Super Calo in a Cruiserweight Match

Al Green & Mark Kyle defeated Bad Crew in a Street Fight

“Jumping” Joey Maggs defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker

In the Prime Cut “Moo Match” of the Week Sgt. Craig Pittman defeated “Hardwork” Bobby Walker