WCW Saturday Night – [Saturday] Week 3 [July] [1994]

WCW Saturday Night

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 Dallas Reunion Arena in Texas. It’s a sell out!


Alex Wright vs. Scott Stud

In a poor match, “Das Wunderkind” Alex Wright defeated Scott Stud in 6:09 by pinfall with a Hangman’s Neckbreaker.

Rating: 44 D


Highlights of Sting vs. Ric Flair [from Last Week]

Flair storms around the ring in anger and tries leaving but Hogan meets him at the entry way and shakes his finger, sending Flair retreating back to the ring. Sting works through his offense like a high powered squash. Flair’s selling and bumping is all great. Hogan pulls up a chair and watches from ringside. Sting’s killing him in there.

Flair doesn’t get any offense in before he clips Sting’s knee. Hogan tells the ref that he cheated and the ref yells at Hogan, allowing Flair to cheat more. Flair only gets a couple moves in though, before Sting goes back to his super offense, almost decapitating Flair with a Superplex.

“NOOOO!” Flair wants no more of Sting. Not tonight. He wasn’t ready. This isn’t fair to Flair.

Hogan rips his shirt, lunging at Flair. Trying to nailing Flair with the chair, making Flair the winner by DQ.

Flair clips Hogan’s knee and the selling is great!, until Mr. T runs out and chases Flair off. Mr. T helps Hogan up and Hogan is still selling!

Rating: 100 A*


Tim Horner and Erik Watts vs. Harlem Heat

In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn’t have much heat, Harlem Heat defeated Tim Horner and Erik Watts in 5:49 when Booker T defeated Erik Watts by pinfall with a Heat Seeker.

Rating: 66 C+


Interview w/ Steve Austin

Gene Okerlund had an interview with Steve Austin and Jeannie hyping Austin’s upcoming singles match with Ricky Steamboat. Steve Austin is a superior wrestler and “The Dragon” is a has-been and a relic.

Rating: 94 A


Sting vs. Chris Champion

In a decent match, Sting defeated Chris Champion in 6:17 by submission with a Scorpion Deathlock.

Rating: 71 C+


Interview w/ Sting

Gene Okerlund had an interview with Sting, when The Great Muta suddenly interrupts. The Great Muta taunts and mocks Sting for losing two recent matches against Ric Flair and losing the WCW International World Heavyweight title. The Great Muta challenges his old rival from the US; Sting to a match at Bash At The Beach to see who is the best of the two classic rivals. Sting accepts the challenge and tells Muta that he fears no man, when The Great Muta suddenly sprays green mist in Sting’s face. Muta leaves the interview, while a medical team quickly arrives and starts the treatment on Sting.

Muta has returned to WCW, ready to conquer America just as he did Japan.

Rating: 80 B


WCW World Television Title Match

Terry Taylor vs. Steven Regal

In a decent match, Steven Regal defeated Terry Taylor in 8:10 by submission with a Regal Stretch. Steven Regal makes defence number 2 of his WCW World Television Championship title.

Rating: 71 C+


Bash At The Beach Control Center: Promo By Hulk Hogan, Shaq, And Jimmy Hart

Bash at the Beach Control Center segment hosted by Gene Okerlund.

A Promo by Hulk Hogan, Shaq and Jimmy Hart
hyping Clash Of The Champions. Hogan wants the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Shaq says that Hogan has the support of Hollywood and from Hulk’s “movie star colleagues”. Hollywood believes in Hulk Hogan.

Let’s get back to talking about Bash at the Beach and Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair. Mr. T will be there and perhaps also Wesley Snipes.

Announced so far is Johnny B. Badd vs Steven Regal; Ricky Steamboat vs Steve Austin; Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan vs. Harlem Heat; The Guardian Angel vs. Vader; Hulk Hogan vs Ric Flair.

Rating: 100 A*


Damon Stryker vs. Vader w/ Harley Race

In an extremely stiff squash match, Vader defeated Damon Stryker in 1:30 by pinfall with a Vader Bomb.

Rating: 57 C-


Interview w/ Vader And Harley Race

Interview w/ Vader and Harley Race

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

“He Fears No Man and He Feels No Pain!”

He has held three different world titles from three different promotions on three continent making him the closest thing professional wrestling has ever had to a true world champion.

At Bash At The Beach, Vader will destroy The Guardian Angel.

Rating: 100 A*


Arn Anderson and Dustin Rhodes vs. Sgt. Pittman & The Gambler

In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn’t have much heat, Arn Anderson and Dustin Rhodes defeated Sgt. Pittman & The Gambler in 7:18 when Arn Anderson defeated The Gambler by pinfall with a DDT.

Rating: 66 C+


Interview w/ Arn Anderson And Dustin Rhodes

“Mean Gene” interviews Arn & Dustin. Hype for the tag match at Bash At The Beach.

Gene mentions the long-standing rivalry between the Funks and the Rhodes. Arn and Dustin are ready for The Stud Stable. The Colonel and his men will get what they deserve.

Rating: 70 C+


WCW World Tag Team Title Match

Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan w/ Dave Sullivan vs. Bad Attitude

In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan defeated Bad Attitude in 7:35 when Cactus Jack defeated Steve Keirn by pinfall with a vicious Double Arm DDT. Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan make defence number 7 of their WCW World Tag Team Championship titles.

Rating: 75 B-


Highlights Of The Feud Between Hulk Hogan And Ric Flair

Highlights of the feud between “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan and “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

There are certain rivalries that will be remembered forever by wrestling fans. Still, none of pro wrestling’s many rivalries are as storied and often fought as that between Hogan and Flair. The historic feud that has spanned decades, between two of wrestling’s most famous and most controversial legends.

Rating: 100 A*


Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair w/ Elizabeth

In a bout that had sensational wrestling and fantastic heat, Ric Flair defeated Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat in 16:22 by submission with a Figure Four Leglock after a distraction from Steve Austin. Austin mocks and taunts Steamboat, before fleing to the backstage area.

Rating: 83 B+


Interview w/ Ric Flair And Elizabeth

“Mean Gene” interviews Ric Flair and Elizabeth to close the show. Flair grows more and more angry with the thought of the fans cheering Hogan and WCW becoming Hogan’s company and he starts beating the hell out of himself and the set. A real old school “Nature Boy” interview mixed with real emotions. Flair promises that if he cannot beat Hulk Hogan at Bash At The Beach and if he is not the WCW World Heavyweight Champion on this program next week, then you can be sure that this place — this place he built with his blood, his tears, with his bare hands — will be dead sooner rather than later — Woooo!

Rating: 96 A*


Show Rating: 88 B+

 

Comments: So i’m building the big feuds; Hogan vs. Flair; Ricky Steamboat vs. Steve Austin; The Rhodes vs. The Stud Stable; and The Guardian Angel vs. Vader. Since Hogan still gets most of the spotlight when facing Flair in the dream match it feels like a waste to not use Sting. So Sting will start a minor feud vs. The Great Muta so that he has something to do, until some of the main eventers are available or i’ll sign any big name free agent.

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