The Biggest. The Baddest. No Bull.
These are the results from WCW Spring Stampede, being held by World Championship Wrestling. It is being held in front of 8,125 people at Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta.
We get introduced to Spring Stampede by Tony Schiavone. Our main event match will be a No Holds Barred match with Sting vs. Vader. Sting is looking for revenge on his arch rival Vader that has been attacking him on several occasions, as well as injured Sting’s best friend Hulk Hogan. Tonight could be the End of Sting, as “Rocky Mountain Horror” Vader is trying to injure Sting and end his career.
Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan and Eric Bischoff.
Tony Schiavone, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Eric Bischoff and “Mean” Gene Okerlund make predictions regarding the main event.
Let’s get to it!
Cruiserweight Match for the WCW Cruiserweight Title
Alex Wright vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.
In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, 19-year old prodigy “Das Wunderkind” Alex Wright defeated 20-year old “once in a lifetime” talent Rey Mysterio Jr. in 13:49 by pinfall with a quick Roll Up, despite his opponent controlling most of the action. Alex Wright makes defence number 2 of his WCW Cruiserweight Championship title.
Rating: 56 C-
Cruiserweight Division Hype Video
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: 49 D-
Konnan vs. Bunkhouse Buck
“Yo yo yo let me speak on dis! Orale! Arriba la Raza! We are los vatos locos forever, man! We bout it bout it and rowdy rowdy!”
It’s a clash of cultures as sleazy ‘n’ dirty brawler Bunkhouse Buck collides with the “the Mexican Hulk Hogan” Konnan.
Bunkhouse Buck, chews smilingly on some tobacco before coolly spitting out the juices on Konnan’s shirt. Konnan and Bunkhouse Buck get into a wild fist fight and the crowd gets jacked for it.
Konnan gets a Eye Rake followed by a stiff haymaker.
In true hockey fashion, Buck pulls the shirt over Konnan’s head and then whips him with the rope, before bringing him out and introducing him to the post. Buck chokes him out with the rope attached to his Cowbell. Konnan fights back one-handed, and then frees himself and cowbells Buck right over the head.
Back in, Buck goes up, but Konnan hammers him down. That gets two. Konnan continue to beat up Bunkhouse Buck and the ref is bumped.
Konnan is riling up the crowd and showing them how to be “’bout it, ‘bout it and rowdy rowdy”. It’s time for Montezuma’s Revenge, when Buck clobbers Konnan with his cowboy boot for the pin.
Bunkhouse Buck defeated Konnan in a Bunkhouse Brawl match in 10:11 by pinfall while using his cowboy boot.
Rating: 64 C
Post Match Brawl
Konnan is furious.
“That dirty, stinking, stupid “gringo”, coming here with his stupid cowboy hat, with his stupid longcoat, and that stupid Cowbell. Stinking of of beer and sweat! How dare you hit “The Mexican Icon” with that filthy stinking cowboy boot of yours!”
Konnan And Bunkhouse Buck end up in a wild brawl, with the chaos spilling out all around ringside. They are destroying each other using steel chairs, tables, the cowbell and Buck’s cowboy boot.
Eventually a number of officials and other wrestlers have to hit the ring and pull them apart before they kill each other.
Rating: 65 C
The Booty Man vs. Paul Orndorff w/ Toni
“Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff works on The Booty Man in a brutal, sadistic, brawling “old school” villain style.
“Mr. Wonderful” is very heelish in his way, and played-up his superior physique bullying “The Original Assman” around dominating the match.
Orndorff received several chants of “Paula” from the crowd.
In a match that had decent wrestling, good heat, The Booty Man defeated Paul Orndorff in 9:43 by pinfall with a Surprise Cradle out-of-nowhere. The Booty Man quickly escapes from the ring and Orndorff’s wrath.
Orndorff can’t believe his eyes, losing to this joke of a wrestler.
In the crowd we see t-shirts and banners mocking him and “Mr. Wonderful” is throwing his robe down in anger.
Rating: 56 C-
The Mystery Challenger is revealed
Commissioner Bockwinkel is standing with the WCW World TV champion Arn Anderson. “Double J” looks focused for tonights task
Arn fits the camera with an icy stare while flashing the Four Fingers.
Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel announces that he has decided to give a Canadian talent a chance to shine tonight, and he brings out Rick Martel for a singles match against Arn Anderson for the WCW World TV title.
Rick Martel makes a spectacular over-the-top entrance, while “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson looks shocked. He wasn’t prepared for a opponent of this calibre.
Rating: 90 A
Singles Match for the WCW Television Title
Rick Martel vs. Arn Anderson
In a open match that had great wrestling, lengthy mat reversals segments and a good reaction from the crowd, Canadian Rick Martel defeated Four Horsemen member Arn Anderson in 13:36 by pinfall by blocking a Roll Up attempt. Rick Martel wins the WCW World Television Championship title and received a standing ovation from the Canadian crowd.
Rating: 81 B
Interview w/ Sting
In Locker Room Blue, “Mean Gene” is conducting an interview with “The Franchise of WCW” Sting.
The Stinger will never go anywhere and he is here to stay. Sting say that he will take care of business tonight. He has beaten Vader before and will do it again.
“It’s showtime, folks!”
Sting is cupping his hands together and yelling…
Rating: 99 A*
Falls Count Anywhere Match for No 1 Contership
The Steiner Brothers vs. Miracle Violence Connection w/ Col. Parker
It was a hard-hitting bout filled with stiff brawling, Lariats and Submissions, which then gave way to really hard Slams and Suplexes.
There is a lot of prestige and heat between these two established top tag teams that have won tag team titles all over the World.
In a open match that had superb tag team wrestling and a good reaction from the crowd, Miracle Violence Connection defeated The Steiner Brothers in a Falls Count Anywhere match in 15:07 when Steve Williams defeated Rick Steiner by pinfall with a Tag Neckbreaker Bomb after Col. Robert Parker interfered by smashing Rick Steiner over the head with his briefcase.
Rating: 82 B
Interview w/ Vader
In Locker Room Red, Mike Tenay had an interview with Vader and his manager Harley Race hyping the upcoming match with Sting.
The rest of The Stud Stable (Bam Bam Bigelow, Steve Williams, Terry Gordy and Kurosawa) is standing in the background. Vader calls himself a m*therf*cker and it gets censored. He says Commissioner Bockwinkel doesn’t run this company, Hogan does, and now Hogan buddy Sting’s going to have to pay just like Hogan did at SuperBrawl.
“‘Who’s the Man?’ “I fear no man and I feel no pain!”
Rating: 100 A*
Tag Team Match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship titles
Fire and Ice w/ Teddy Long vs. Harlem Heat
The powerhouse duo Fire and Ice (Ice Train and Scott Norton) is an “Unstoppable Force” in WCW. They are stronger and they hit harder than every other tag team in WCW. Scott “Flash” Norton is one of the hugest and strongest men in the history of pro wrestling, a true super heavyweight strongman legend built as a battle tank and his partner Ice Train is a athletic powerhouse.
Harlem Heat just dominates Ice Train with a series of power moves. The champions are in trouble. Booker T and Stevie Ray are showing how talented they are with several fluid double–team moves.
Eventually, Scott “Flash” Norton fought back in kind, leveling Stevie Ray with one of the most devastating Lariats in wrestling history. Norton looks like a main battle tank wreaking havoc. Fire and Ice won the match with a Flashback followed by a Train Wreck.
In a open bout that had good wrestling and a good reaction from the crowd, Fire and Ice defeated Harlem Heat in 15:35. Fire and Ice make defence number 10 of their WCW World Tag Team Championship titles.
Rating: 79 B
Calgary Street Fight
Ray Traylor & Vladimir Koloff w/ Nikita Koloff vs. Meng & Kurosawa w/ Col. Parker
This was a hard-hitting war between “The Law and “The Russian Beast” vs. “The Face Of Fear” and the Japanese wildman. In a highly entertaining slugfest the four tough guys pummel each other with reckless abandon all over the place.
In a wild brawl that had hard-hitting action and a good reaction from the crowd, Kurasawa & Meng defeated Ray Traylor & Vladimir Koloff in a Calgary Street Fight match in 15:06 when Meng defeated Vladimir Koloff by pinfall with a brutal Savate Kick.
“There are 3 types of men: tough men, wrestler-tough men, and then there’s Meng. The Face of Fear. A man truly feared and respected for his brute strength and unprecedented intensity.
Rating: 77 B
Post Match Beatdown
The brutal match is over, and the lawman-turned-vigilante Ray Traylor and his Russian partner Vladimir Koloff are left down. Meng and Kurosawa continue to attack, and beat both Traylor and Vladimir Koloff into the concrete with Steel Chairs. “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff try to interfere, but is smashed over the head with a Steel Chair.
Kurosawa broke Ray Traylor’s arm using a Cross Armbreaker to show how dangerous they are.
Sting and The Warrior make a big entrance and clean house from the baddies to make the save.
Rating: 84 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*
Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal
Best Friends Now Bitter Rivals Brawl For It All!
Randy Savage vs. Curt Hennig vs. The Warrior vs. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Brian Knobbs vs. Jerry Sags vs. Kevin Sullivan vs. One Man Gang vs. Jim Duggan vs. Steven Regal
It’s time for the big brawl we all have been waiting for.
Winner gets an title shot at Slamboree.
It’s a entertaining and hard-hitting brawlfest in the mold of War Games, but involving weapons and the crowd gets jacked for it!
The Nasties bring steel chairs that they slams around, while Kevin Sullivan and his bash brother One Man Gang brings chains. Steven Regal brings his cricket paddle, while “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan brings his trusty two-by-four.
It’s a no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners brawl.
The Nasties and Kevin Sullivan/One Man Gang hit each other as hard as possible to ensure that their hated rivals left the battle feeling like they’d been hit by trucks.
“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan is an excellent, bleeding, asskicking babyface brawler from Hell, wreaking havoc with his two-by-four. We see the classic rough and tumble brawler and power wrestler Duggan from Mid-South.
The first elimination is Jim Duggan by Bam Bam Bigelow via out the door.
“Lord” Steven Regal is a stereotypical British gentleman with a mean streak, and that often come across like an Upper-Class Twit.
The aggressive blue blood looked the proper gentleman in his spotless cravat and houndstooth blazers, but he wrestled with all the refinement of a Manchester soccer hooligan. Mixing equal parts Snake Pit submissions and carnie survival tricks.
The next elimination is Steven Regal by “Macho Man” Randy Savage via over the cage.
The Nasties are swinging their Steel Chairs. They brains One Man Gang! They brains Kevin Sullivan numerous times!
The use the Steel Chair to give Sullivan a Crimson Mask. Sullivan’s face being covered in his own blood.
“The Most Evil Man in Professional Wrestling of All Time” Kevin Sullivan is tearing it up in the ring. He is punishing his opponents with a brutal, sadistic, “old school” brawling style.
The Boston bad boy, stomped heroes like Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags with the Sam Adams-soaked rage of a Beantown bar fighter.
We see his evil smile through the crimson mask while dishing out his stiff and sadistic offense.
Next elimination is Kevin Sullivan by The Warrior via a boot to the head from behind, through the door while occupied brawling with The Nasties.
It’s a no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners brawl with blood being visible during the match. There is blood all over the ring and the steel cage…
Bam Bam Bigelow is looking strong and dominates inside the cage. “The Beast from the East” is hurling his mammoth 400 pounds frame around the ring in the manner of an acrobat without compromising his formidable power game.
“Sloppy as hell and more than a little dangerous”. The Nasty Boys wrestles in a ‘garbage’ brawl-style that features a lot of hard-hitting strikes that makes their matches more like streetfights than pro wrestling matches. The are focusing on One Man Gang, a big brawling man, who is very tough.
All three brawlers have crimson masks.
Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags try for several minutes to get One Man Gang to fall out of the cage door and wind up taking themselves out as well with the help of Bam Bam Bigelow and his devastating offense.
The Nasty Boys and One Man Gang were eliminated via out the door by Bam Bam Bigelow as The Nasties attempted to eliminate One Man Gang.
The four participants left Bam Bam Bigelow, Curt Hennig, Randy Savage and The Warrior.
The immense technical wrestling talent Curt Hennig is dominating Randy Savage.
“Macho Man” is really in trouble as Hennig tries to eliminate him.
The next elimination is Curt Hennig by The Warrior via a boot to the head from behind, through the door while occupied trying to eliminate Randy Savage.
Savage miraculous manages to hang on and remains inside the cage.
The 400 pounds monster heel Bam Bam Bigelow is looking unstoppable with his devastating offense.
That leaves Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Randy Savage vs. The Warrior. They go back and forth for a few minutes until the two faces gang up against Bam Bam.
Next elimination is Bam Bam Bigelow by The Warrior via out the door.
So we have the intense and fearless “Randy Savage vs. a snarling, facepainted maniac with neon tassels on his biceps.
*The Warrior is shaking his head rapidly*
“Awwwwwwwwwwwwww you can feel it, dudes!”
The Warrior enter a berserker rage and proceed to beat the ever-loving crap out of Savage.
Savage looks demoralized and try to climb the cage, but The Warrior is slamming him down into the canvas.
This could be it!
A punch, two Clotheslines, a Gorilla Press Slam..
The Warrior looks to finish his opponent with the Running Splash.
The Warrior is charging towards Randy Savage.
Randy Savage throws himself out of the way causing The Warrior to crash into the cage door with full force and out of the cage.
Against all odds the fiery and short-tempered babyface brawler with the never-say-never-attitude wins the Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede by last eliminating The Warrior.
The final elimination is The Warrior by Randy Savage via the cage door.
In a bout that had great wrestling and good heat, “Macho Man” Randy Savage won a Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede in 35:07. The other members of the ‘final four’ were The Warrior, Curt Hennig and Bam Bam Bigelow, with The Warrior being the final elimination.
Bam Bam Bigelow got the most eliminations over the course of the match.
Rating: 82 B
Having picked up the victory, Macho Man celebrates winning the Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal.
Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel and Gene Okerlund declares “Macho Man” the winner.
Randy Savage was presented with the oversized Bunkhouse Stampede boot trophy for his win. Savage gets an title shot at Slamboree. He shows off his new title for the crowd, enjoying the moment.
“The madness is runnin’ wild!”
Rating: 100 A*
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*
Best of Seven Series Match 7 (w/ Loser Leaves WCW Stipulation)
Brian Pillman vs. Steve Austin w/ Jeannie
It’s a open bout that had sensational wrestling, exceptional storytelling and fantastic heat.
Brian Pillman is well on his way to victory when…
While Jeannie distracts the referee, Austin catches Pillman with a thumb to the eye followed by a kick to the groin.
Followed by the Stun Gun and a quick cover to win the match
Steve Austin defeated Brian Pillman in a Best of Seven Series match in 28:34 by pinfall with a Stun Gun after a distraction from Jeannie.
Rating: 95 A*
Steve Austin Taunts Brian Pillman
Pillman’s face is twisted in rage as he is throwing a temper tantrum.
Snarling and kicking “Loose Cannon” Brian Pillman is being escorted back down the aisle by a team of officials and security, having just suffered the defeat in the Loser Leaves WCW match.
His opponent is a arrogant jerk who so blatantly lies, cheats, and steals every victory.
“Superstar” Steve Austin is in the ring with a microphone, and proceeds to taunt Brian Pillman about the loss. He mocks the lifestyle of his rival and declares himself the biggest star in WCW.
“Your brush with greatness is over.”
The arrogant and obnoxious Steve Austin is mocking Pillman by pantomime crying.
Brian Pillman tries to turn and go back and fight, but the officials and security officers heavily outnumber him and drag him backstage.
Rating: 88 B+
Two Out Of Three Falls Match for the WCW United States Title
The Great Muta vs. Ric Flair w/ Elizabeth
It’s a open match that had sensational wrestling, fantastic heat and great comeback segment.
The Great Muta have his opponent almost beat, but the referee is down.
Muta sprays Flair with the green mist, followed by a flashy Spinning Savate Kick.
Muta prepares for the Moonsault, when Elizabeth take off her shoe and use it like a machete smashing Muta over the head.
The referee awakes as “The Nature Boy” traps his opponent in the Figure Four Leglock.
Ric Flair defeated The Great Muta in a Two Out Of Three Falls match in 24:33 by two falls to one, with the final fall happening by submission with a Figure Four Leglock. Ric Flair makes defence number 5 of his WCW United States Championship title.
Rating: 83 B+
Sting vs. Vader Hype Video
A video promoting the feud between Sting and Vader is aired.
Sting will go head to head with Vader in a No Holds Barred Match at Spring Stampede.
Two arch enemies in the same ring with the WCW World Heavyweight title on the line.
Footage from previous title matches between the two rivals are shown.
“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.
The “Rocky Mountain Horror” is one of the most physical, stiff and intimidating workers in the World. A top draw wherever he has been, Vader has dominated in Japan, Europe, Mexico and the United States. He is one of the greatest big men in wrestling history and despite weighing around 450lbs, he is known to pull off Moonsaults. He is also known for his relentless string of squash matches where he leaves masses of obliterated jobber carnage.
Nikita Koloff, Ron Simmons, Sting, Cactus Jack, Ray Traylor, Hulk Hogan and Joe Thurman all suffered legit injuries at the hands of the “Rocky Mountain Horror”.
Can “The Franchise of WCW” survive Vader’s Pain Game?
Rating: 100 A*
Huge pop for The Stinger. Sting is clearly the most popular wrestler in WCW…
It’s time for the Pain Game!
It’s time for the “Rocky Mountain Horror”.
The ultimate monster known as Vader is steamrolling over everyone in WCW looking unstoppable. With his hard-hitting offense he is the most the most dominant wrestler in the history of WCW. 450 pounds of pure destruction…
No Holds Barred Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Title
Sting vs. Vader w/ Harley Race
Vader no-sells Sting’s punches to start.
Vader does his “‘Who’s the Man?’ gorilla-grunting routine mocking Sting.
Vader corners Sting and unloads a punishing barrage of strikes. Vader splashes him in the corner, causing Sting to regroup.
The explosive and athletic bodybuilder Sting attacks with explosive power wrestling and the crowd goes crazy!
Here comes Vader. Body Attack connects. Vader Bomb connects and the crowd goes wild!
A Vadersault misses! Vader ducks a Clothesline and gives Sting a Chokeslam! Vader corners Sting again for another hellish beating and then gives him a Suplex.
Vader counters Sting’s offense with a Body Attack. Vader Bomb connects.
Sting fires back on Vader. Sting avoids a corner charge and goes for a Slam. Vader accidently bumps into the referee.
Sting goes up onto the top rope, but Harley Race stuns him again with a Cattle Prod while the referee is down.
Vader sends Sting crashing down into the mat and finish him off with the Release Powerbomb.
YES! YES! YES! Heenan exclaims. Heenan is very happy…
In an unbelievable match, Vader defeated Sting in a No Holds Barred match in 24:08 by pinfall with a Release Powerbomb after Harley Race interfered with the Stun Gun. Vader makes defence number 5 of his WCW World Heavyweight Championship title.
Rating: 99 A*
Show Rating 100 A*