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A cable company in Maine accidentally aired an adult movie instead of Summerslam. It only affected about 30-40 homes, but they still got lots of calls and complaints. The newspaper article talking about the incident reported one caller who said his 8-and-11-year-old children watched the movie for 15 minutes before they realized it wasn’t the wrestling show.


ECW’s talent exchange relationship with WCW seems to be finished. ECW tried to get Steve Austin to work a show in Tampa, but WCW refused, saying that by running a show in Florida, ECW was invading their territory and therefore won’t work with them anymore.


Tryout wrestler John Bradshaw Layfield signs a written contract with WWF. J.B.L. is a tough brawling cowboy from Texas that has worked for the Global Wrestling Federation and the Catch Wrestling Association.


Jacques and Pierre ended weeks of speculation last night, when they signed contract extension to keep them with WWF. Many insiders say that this is a key piece of business for WWF, as finding replacements could have been tricky.


Those who like their regular dose of “Indy Sleaze” will be delighted to hear that it seems that The Sandman has walked out on IWF, with the rumour mill claiming anything from missing payments to a locker room brawl as the reason behind the exit. Our sources have yet to confirm the reason, but we have heard that it is unlikely that he will ever be seen in IWF again.


WCW is deciding to move Starrcade, most likely to San Antonio. There has been talks of holding the show in Charlotte, since WCW has drawn well there before, but Hulk Hogan will likely nix that idea because he knows he’ll get booed there and Ric Flair would be cheered.


The rumours of the past week week were confirmed last night, when WCW officially announced that they have successfully completed the contract extension of reliable veteran “Terrific” Terry Taylor.


Pancrase saw a title change last night, as Bas Rutten lost the King of Pancrase to Yoji Anjo at Pancrase 11. This victory marks his first reign with the title.


Ken Shamrock has received some heat with Pancrase in Japan, because he was reportedly working lazily and taking it easy at the last show because he’s trying to rest up for the upcoming UFC PPV this week. Pancrase officials want Shamrock to choose between UFC or Pancrase.


1994 is far from a banner year for the top promotion in professional wrestling, World Wrestling Federation. Business mogul Vince McMahon is failing to create new stars in plentiful supply, and business is at an all-time low with WWF’s flagship Monday Night Raw struggling due to horrible booking and the outdated cartoonish, kiddie-like product. The house show attendance is troublesome for WWF, and in an downward trend. Fans may have been enthused by the WWF product a few years ago, but the mid-1990’s simply is not a profitable period. Even the likes of Bret Hart, Razor Ramon or The Undertaker don’t seem to help . It is clear that something needs to be done and as part of McMahon’s continued effort to establish the younger and hipper “The New Generation”, former Intercontinental champion Shawn Michaels is receiving a major push thanks to the storyline with “The New Hulk Hogan” Lex Luger.


Friction between Shawn Michaels and Lex Luger comes to a head stemming from Shawn Michaels’ commentary on the syndicated WWF radio show that Lex Luger “punches like a girl.”


WCW had the Battlebowl PPV scheduled for Madison Square Garden, but the arena canceled the show this week and gave the date to WWF instead. WWF reportedly has a contract with the Garden giving them right to first refusal for any wrestling shows in the arena and therefore, they are choosing to run a show there that night simply to keep WCW out. WCW officials are furious and are talking about filing a lawsuit, but there’s also talk that they may try to book the nearby Meadowlands arena across the river and run head-to-head against WWF that night instead, doing a Hogan vs. Flair main event.


One of the biggest heels of the 60s and 70s, Boris “The Great” Malenko passed away this week after a 4-month long battle with leukemia. Malenko was known as one of the best heels ever and leaves behind his two sons, Joe and Dean. He is known for having trained wrestlers like Johnny B. Badd, Sean Waltman, Barry Horowitz, and a ton of others.


The rumours of the past week week were confirmed last night, when WWF officially announced that they have successfully completed the contract extensions of Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson known as The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express.


WAR saw a title change last night, as Masao Orihara lost the WAR International Jr. Heavyweight Championship to The Great Sasuke. This victory marks his first reign with the title.


The contract status of Jim Powers with WWF was clarified last night, when an announcement on the company website confirmed that he had signed an extension, keeping him with the promotion long-term.


WCW looks ready to embark a new golden age, with the highly successful Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair dream feud. Hulk Hogan is the head booker, but the focus of moneymaking feuds seems to make Hulk listen to Ric Flair’s advice about pushing Steve Austin, Sting, Ricky Steamboat and Arn Anderson to semi-main event status and allow Mick Foley to book his own hardcore-style matches to offer a unique high quality product. The wrestling quality has gone through the roof and the rise of promising stars such as Steve Austin, Brian Pillman and Dustin Rhodes gives us a better glimpse of hope for the future of the company. WCW has a fresh product that have quality wrestling, solid storylines and fast-paced, but still coherent and welcomingly original booking that is an contrast to the cartoonish, kiddie-like product of the World Wrestling Federation.


Muhammad Ali will be appearing at Halloween Havoc in exchange for WCW making a donation to his charity.


Japanese superstar Keiji Mutoh has chosen to relocate and now resides in South East U.S.A.


News has come in that Gary Albright has picked up a Herniated Spinal Disc. It is said to have happened during a UWFi Shoot-Style match last night against Masakatsu Funaki. Early reports are that he will need to take time off in order to heal, which is a huge blow for him.


Dos Caras’ 17-year-old son José Alberto Rodríguez is expected to debut soon in UWA alongside his father and his uncle, Mil Mascaras as part of a trios group.


Antonio Inoki will face Wilhelm Ruska at a show later this month in Japan. Ruska is an Olympic gold medalist who for many years was ranked #1 in the World in heavyweight Judo and had a famous feud with Inoki back in the 70s while building up to the Inoki vs. Muhammad Ali match.


 

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WCW Main Event – [Sunday] Week 2 [September] [1994]

WCW Main Event

These are the results from WCW Main Event, being held by World Championship Wrestling.


Handicap Match

Larry Santo and David Walby vs. John Tenta w/ Jimmy Hart

 

In an extremely short match, John Tenta defeated Larry Santo and David Walby in 1:58 when John Tenta defeated David Walby by pinfall with a Scoop Powerslam. During the match we also had Hulk Hogan’s buddy Brian Blair is watching the match from the ramp.

Rating: 58 C-


Recap of the Triple Threat Match for No 1 Contendership

Highlights of the Triple Threat Match for No 1 Contendership

Sting vs The Guardian Angel vs. Vader w/ Harley Race

The Guardian Angel goes for a big Clothesline to Vader, but Vader ducks and Angel crashes into Sting. Sting crashes to the floor. The Guardian Angel is on his game tonight and is beating the crap out of Vader for a good while, getting alot of nearfalls. They get into an extremely entertaining punching battle for a good period of time. The Guardian Angel gets such a convincing nearfall that he gets up and celebrates. The referee argues with him and Vader attacks The Guardian Angel from behind. Vader connects with lots of Slams, Chokeslams and Powerbombs to try and kill The Guardian Angel, but he keeps kicking out.

Here comes Sting again. Sting tries a quick Flurry, but Vader counters with hard-hitting jabs and hits him with a Powerslam. Vader goes up top and Sting rushes up and hits a Superplex and they’re both down for a while. Vader Powerbombs Sting down and hits a Big Splash, but Sting kicks out. Vader hits another Big Splash, but Sting kicks out. Vader pulls him to the corner and hits the devastating Vader Bomb. Brutal offense from Vader.

Here comes The Guardian Angel again, attacking Vader with hard punches, a Enzuigiri, a Big Splash and a Sidewalk Slam. While the referee looks the other way, Harley Race sneaks up behind Angel and knocks him out with a hard suckerpunch, making the crowd boo.

Sting tries another quick Flurry, followed by a Dropkick and a Stinger Splash. Vader goes down onto the floor. Sting tries to flip Vader for the Scorpion Deathlock and make him tap for the first time ever, but as soon as he finally flips it around properly The Guardian Angel comes crashing into Sting. Angel begin beating the crap out of Vader and they get into an another entertaining punching battle. Vader wins the battle and Angel crashes down onto the floor.

Sting tries to work on Vader’s legs but Vader just keeps punching him in the head. Vader starts hammering away with Punches and Sting’s selling is great and he finds ways to stay on his feet even after big Lariats from Vader. Brutal offense again from Vader. Vader yells at the referee trying to distracting him and Harley Race goes for a Knee Drop from the top rope onto Sting, but Sting moves. Sting takes out Race with a huge Flurry, receiving a loud pop from the audience.

The two powerhouses; Angel and Vader are engaged in another hard-hitting punching battle. Angel connects with a Enzuigiri followed by a Body Avalanche. Vader goes down, but Sting attacks Angel from behind and tries with a fast Roll Up. 1…2…3! Sting wins and receives a epic crowd reaction. “NO!” exclaims Heenan. “NO!” Heenan can’t beleive his eyes.

In a bout that had superb wrestling and great heat, Sting defeated The Guardian Angel and Vader in a Triangle Threat match in 16:56 when Sting defeated The Guardian Angel by pinfall with a fast roll up. Sting is the No 1 Contender and gets a title shot against Ric Flair at Fall Brawl.

Vader is furious and is clubbering away on the ring posts, but Harley Race manages to calm him down and they leave the ring. Angel interfere and tells Vader and Harley Race that this is far from over. At Fall Brawl he wants another piece of that fat bully.

The argument turns physical, into a wild brawl, with the chaos spilling out all around ringside. Eventually a number of officials and other wrestlers have to hit the ring and pull them apart before they kill each other.

Race says “Be careful what you wish for! At Fall Brawl Vader will destroy you!” Vader motions a throat cut at The Guardian Angel and then leaves the arena, but Angel don’t look intimidated and stares at Vader and Harley Race with hatred in his eyes.

Rating: 100 A*


The Guardian Angel vs. Reno Riggins

In an stiff short squash match, The Guardian Angel defeated Reno Riggins in 1:46 by pinfall with a Spinebuster.

Rating: 56 C-


The Guardian Angel and Vader end up in a Wild Brawl

The Guardian Angel is celebrating his victory in the ring, when the unstoppable monster heel Vader runs in and attacks; beating Guardian Angel down into the mat with extremely stiff Vader style offense…

But Angel hulks up and fights back. The two powerhouses get into an extremely entertaining punching battle, until a host of wrestlers, road agents and staff pull them apart, before they tear the whole arena apart.

Rating: 95 A*


Italian Stallion vs. Paul Orndorff

He Came. He Saw, He Conquered…

After winning the match Orndorff rubbed Italian Stallion’s face on the mat while taunting and insulting him. There’s simply no one as beautiful as “Mr Wonderful”. Some grease ball isn’t stealing any spotlight from “Mr Wonderful”. Italian Stallion got whupped by “Mr Wonderful”. In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Paul Orndorff defeated Italian Stallion in 1:48 by pinfall with a Spike Piledriver.

Rating: 56 C-


Mark Starr, Frankie Lancaster and Joey Maggs vs. The Stud Stable w/ Col. Parker

All three of the heels are crazy and they beat the hell out of the jobbers, who are all more than willing to throw themselves around to sell the heels offense. Bunkhouse Buck chucks Frankie over the top ropes and “The Thumper” takes a no hands free fall a good 10 feet out to the aisleway. Terry Funk beats the hell out of Mark Starr and plants him with the Hangman’s Neckbreaker to win.

In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn’t have much heat, The Stud Stable (Bunkhouse Buck, Dick Slater and Terry Funk) defeated Joey Maggs and Mark Starr & Frankie Lancaster in 5:42 when Terry Funk defeated Mark Starr by pinfall with a Hangman’s Neckbreaker.

Rating: 78 B


Fall Brawl Control Center

Gene Okerlund hypes the upcoming Fall Brawl.

“The Most Evil Man in Professional Wrestling of All Time” Kevin Sullivan, his bash brother One Man Gang and the seductress Woman are interviewed in a pre-tape.

Sullivan says that Cactus Jack has awoken an evil inside of him that hasn’t been active in over a decade.

“An ancient evil has awakened in me!”

“Can I just say I don’t feel the light, but darkness descends once more into my life!”

He says that “Cactus Jack may be a Homicidal Maniac and the Most Dangerous Man in Pro Wrestling, but there’s a line to Cactus’ madness. With Kevin Sullivan, there is no line”, and he reminds Cactus that “Extinction is forever!”

The next time they face each other either his life is over, or Cactus Jack’s life is…

“Mean Gene” announces that Fall Brawl will include:

Street Fight

Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne vs. Kevin Sullivan & One Man Gang

Short Leash Match

The Guardian Angel vs. Vader

WCW World Television Title Match

Jim Duggan vs. Steven Regal

WCW United States Title Match

Ricky Steamboat vs. Steve Austin

WCW World Heavyweight Title Match

Sting vs. Ric Flair

4 vs. 4 Wargames

The Rhodes vs. The Stud Stable

No Retreat!

No Surrender!

One Rule: Take No Prisoners!

Rating: 88 B+


Stars ‘n’ Stripes vs. Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom

In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn’t have much heat, Stars ‘n’ Stripes defeated powerhouse duo Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom in 6:28 when Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Wayne Bloom by pinfall with a roll up.

Rating: 62 C


Mean Gene interview Harlem Heat

Gene Okerlund had an interview with Booker T and Stevie Ray hyping their upcoming match with “The Badd Man” Johnny B. Badd and The Booty Man at Fall Brawl.

“If ur gonna talk like u kno — BEEEEEEEEEP if ur gonna act like ur — BEEEEEEEEEP if ur gonna try to be — BEEEEEEEEEP ur gonna get ur — BEEEEEEEEEP kicked! Ur gonna get ur — BEEEEEEEEEP whupped Harlem style! You Gotta Love It! Now can you dig that, Suckaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!”

Rating: 82 B


Brian Armstrong vs. Steven Regal

In a open match, with lots of energy, “Lord” Steven Regal defeated Brian Armstrong in 7:23 by submission with a Regal Stretch.

Rating: 75 B-


Show Rating: 73 B-

WCW Saturday Night – [Saturday] Week 2 [September] [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 17,200 people at Comcast Center in College Park, Maryland.


Mark Starr vs. Honky Tonk Man
In an extremely short match, Honky Tonk Man defeated Mark Starr in 5:12 by pinfall with a Shake, Rattle, and Roll. After the match, Honky Tonk Man took the microphone and briefly sang his theme song in the ring

Rating: 63 C


The announcers tells us that “Lord” Steven Regal has accept a challenge made by “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko for a Career vs. Title Match for the WCW World Television Title. The match will take place later tonight…


Cactus Jack Vignette

A segment where Gene Okerlund goes on location trying to find the wild, crazy and violent madman Cactus Jack and he find him in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico preparing barbed wire bats and wooden planks that he will use to inflict pain on his arch enemy Kevin Sullivan.

Cactus Jack can’t wait to get his hands on Kevin Sullivan and One Man Gang. He will teach them a lesson in violence. A lesson they won’t soon forget. Cactus Jack looks very pleased and excited, probably thinking of the golden opportunity to dish out some extreme violence.

Rating: 80 B


The Guardian Angel vs. Steve Keirn

In a open match, popular powerhouse The Guardian Angel defeated reliable veteran Steve Keirn in 6:37 by pinfall with a Sidewalk Slam.

Rating: 74 B-


Interview w/ John Tenta & Jimmy Hart

“The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart and the unstoppable monster heel “Big” John Tenta issues an open challenge

Is anyone brave enough to face John Tenta? “Do you think you can defeat Big John Tenta?”

Jimmy Hart says that John Tenta is causing Hogan and Sting to cower in fear.

Suddenly the heel duo is interrupted by Hogan’s buddy, Brian Blair. Hogan’s friend accepts the challenge and says that he will face John Tenta “Anytime! Anywhere!” WCW Security and Commissoner Nick Bockwinkel swarms the arena to prevent the confrontation to escalate. Bockwinkel grabs the mic and makes the announcement that next week on WCW Saturday Night, Brian Blair will face John Tenta.

Rating: 99 A*


Cactus Jack vs. Paul Orndorff

In a decent match, deranged madman Cactus Jack defeated the narcissistic “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff in 9:18 when Paul Orndorff was disqualified when Kevin Sullivan and his bash brother, One Man Gang ran in and attacked Cactus Jack.

Rating: 73 B-


Arena-Wide Brawl

The match is over, and Kevin Sullivan and One Man Gang attacks Cactus Jack; and before long it has descended into a wild chaotic ultra-violent brawl.

Suddenly a big long-haired man dressed in black runs down the aisle. It’s Maxx Payne! He’s back! Payne stiffly attacks Kevin Sullivan and One Man Gang to save his tag team partner.

The four workers, has to be pulled apart by a number of officials and other wrestlers before they kill each other.

Rating: 79 B


Interview w/ The Rhodes

Tony Schiavone interviews “Nasty Dream” also known as The Rhodes and The Nasty Boys. They hype getting their hands on Arn Anderson and Terry Funk in the War Games. Dusty Rhodes calls Col. Parker, Bunkhouse Buck and Dick Slater “Chicken Feed” and Terry Funk an “Egg Sucking Dog”. He says that Arn Anderson is a no-good, two-faced, double-dealing warthog and at Fall Brawl they will settle the score.

Rating: 93 A


Sting vs. Ron Oates
In an extremely quick squash, Sting defeated jobber Ron Oates in 2:44 by submission with a Scorpion Deathlock.

Rating: 58 C-


Interview w/ The Stud Stable

“Mean” Gene Okerlund recapped the attack on Dusty and Dustin Rhodes at The Clash Of The Champions and interviewed Col. Robert Parker, Arn Anderson, Terry Funk, Bunkhouse Buck, Dick Slater and Meng. Col. Parker is puffing his cigar, with a big grin on his face and says that Dusty and his allies will get what they deserve.

Colonel Parker warns the Nasties “This isn’t your fight! You should have stayed out of it!” Team Rhodes are in for some good ol’ fashion beating.

Terry Funk looks crazy and yells about his hatred of The Rhodes and he starts barking at the camera to end the interview…

Rating: 89 A


Nasty Boys w/ Dustin Rhodes vs. The High Rollers
In a stiff and sloppy slugfest, The Nasty Boys defeated The High Rollers in 5:49 when Brian Knobbs defeated The Hustler by pinfall with a Trip to Nastyville.

Rating: 72 B-


Fall Brawl Control Center

Gene Okerlund hypes the upcoming Fall Brawl.

Mean Gene interview Steve Austin

After the commercial break, “Mean” Gene Okerlund had an interview with “Superstar” Steve Austin hyping next week’s upcoming singles match versus his former tag team partner Brian Pillman. The message is clear, Austin is a superior wrestler and he is extremely self-confident. He calls Pillman a — BEEEEEEEEEP — and the next 10 seconds of dialogue from Austin are beeped. Pillman is a “Freeloader” and a “Parasite” who took advantage of Austin’s talent when they were tag team partners in Hollywood Blondes. Everyone knows that Pillman was the weak link of the team.

Austin also says that he is the biggest star in WCW and that he will do whatever it takes to reclaim his title from Ricky Steamboat at Fall Brawl; and the next 10 seconds of dialogue from Austin are beeped as he is calling “The Dragon” different dirty words…

 

Then a interview w/ Sting

“Mean” Gene Okerlund is conducting an interview with Sting about the title match versus “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair at Fall Brawl.

Sting says that “The little Stingers believe in him and that’s all he needs to win the title again.” He says that he has beaten “The Nature Boy” before and wants to do it again!

Gene Okerlund gets on the telephone with Nick Bockwinkel and announce that Cactus Jack and Maxx Payne will face Kevin Sullivan and One Man Gang in a Street Fight at Fall Brawl.

Street Fight

Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne vs. Kevin Sullivan & One Man Gang

Short Leash Match

The Guardian Angel vs. Vader

WCW World Television Title Match

Jim Duggan vs. Steven Regal

WCW United States Title Match

Ricky Steamboat vs. Steve Austin

WCW World Heavyweight Title Match

Sting vs. Ric Flair

4 vs. 4 Wargames

The Rhodes vs. The Stud Stable

No Retreat!

No Surrender!

One Rule: Take No Prisoners!

Rating: 95 A*


Career vs. Title WCW World Television Title Match

Larry Zbyszko vs. Steven Regal

In a decent match, “Lord” Steven Regal defeated Larry Zbyszko in a Career vs. Title match in 13:49 by submission with a Regal Stretch after blatantly cheating when the referee was distracted. Steven Regal makes defence number 8 of his WCW World Television Championship title. This is it, it’s the end for “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko.

Rating: 77 B


The rowdy fan named the “Blacktop Bully” is again seen in the crowd and insulting Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and honking his air horn.


WCW World United States Title Match

Ricky Steamboat vs. Arn Anderson w/ Col. Parker

In a bout that had superb wrestling and great heat, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat defeated Arn Anderson in 15:44 when “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson got disqualified when Steve Austin interfered. Ricky Steamboat is about to pin Arn Anderson by reversing an Armbar Bodyslam into an Inside Cradle, when “Superstar” Steve Austin interferes and attacks the champion. Ricky Steamboat makes defence number 1 of his WCW United States Championship title.

Rating: 77 B


Steve Austin interferes

“Superstar” Steve Austin attacks the champion together with Arn Anderson. They throw Steamboat to the floor and then throw him shoulder-first into the ringpost.

Here comes the cavalry when Brian Pillman makes the save and clears the ring.

Rating: 100 A*


Interview w/ Ric Flair in Atlantic City

“…I’m Ric Flair, I’m the Real World Champion. Sting! You, are a pumped, nothing has-been, over stuffed punk from the gym that doesn’t know, how to get a jetset lifestyle, you understand? To wear custom made clothes, to ride in limousines, to sleep with the most beautiful women, to have the whole World at your feet because you’re the best there is, so do yourself a favor and stay at home, unless you want me to embarass you in the ring in front of the whole World…WOOOOOOO!”

Rating: 100 A*


Show Rating: 86 B+

WCW Worldwide – [Friday] Week 2 [September] [1994]

WCW Worldwide

These are the results from WCW Worldwide, being held by World Championship Wrestling.


WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship Tournament

Eddie Golden, Stan Lee and Rikki Nelson vs. Killer, Psycho and Ned Brady

In a terrible match, “Nasty” Ned Brady and The Texas Hangmen defeated Rikki Nelson and Eddie Golden & Stan Lee in 4:43 when Killer defeated Stan Lee by pinfall with a Flying Axehandle.

Rating: 48 D+


The Armstrongs II vs. The Dirty Davis Brothers

In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, The Armstrongs II (Brad and Brian) defeated The Dirty Davis Brothers in 4:47 when Brad Armstrong defeated Tom Davis by pinfall with a Russian Leg Sweep.

Rating: 67 C+


Recap of Cactus Jack vs. Kevin Sullivan [from Saturday Night]

“The Most Evil Man in Professional Wrestling of All Time” Kevin Sullivan makes his entrance together with Woman, but here comes Cactus Jack running down the ramp with a steel chair. BAM! Kevin took a steel chair to the head and it turns into chaos.

Before this match began in ring, the wild brawl began at ringside and then continued into the crowd. Immediately Sullivan made Jack eat the steel railing. Before throwing him back in the ring Sullivan made him taste it again.

Back on the floor Jack ran Sullivan nose-first into the ring post. OUCH!

Sullivan slammed Jack on the exposed concrete. Sick bump! Fists are flying everywhere. Sullivan attacked the bad ear while Jack tried to give Sullivan a Piledriver, but took a Back Drop on the exposed concrete. OUCH!

This made Heenan deliver a hearing loss joke.

The fists are flying hard now. “Die! Die you son of a – BEEEEEEEEEP!” A hard right cross from Cactus Jack, and Kevin Sullivan’s head slams against the floor. Two former tag team partners, on the floor, pounding out the rage. “You – BEEEEEEEEEP! Will you – BEEEEEEEEEP! Die!” In a wild brawl that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Cactus Jack drew with Kevin Sullivan in 6:02 when the referee lost control and stopped the match. It’s a no contest!

Arena Wide Brawl
Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan are engaged in an extremely wild and hard-hitting brawl that makes the Philly crowd go insane.

When…

Here comes the cavalry; 450 pound badass One Mang Gang comes running down the aisle to help his bash brother, Kevin Sullivan. One Man Gang joins the brawl at ringside with a steel chair as a weapon. BAM! He hits Cactus Jack with the steel chair.

A number of officials, road agents and other wrestlers have to hit the arena and pull them apart.

Rating: 92 A


Frank Andersson vs. Sgt. Craig Pittman

In a highly technical match, former Olympic wrestler Frank Andersson defeated the harsh and angry Drill Sergeant Craig “Pittbull” Pittman in 5:29 by submission with an Ankle Lock.

Rating: 48 D+


Tim Horner and Jim Steele vs. The High Rollers

In a terrible match, The High Rollers (The Hustler and The Gambler) defeated “White Lightning” Tim Horner and muscle boy Jim Steele in 5:03 when The Gambler defeated Tim Horner by pinfall with The Wild Card.

Rating: 51 D+


Interview w/ Hulk Hogan on the Beach [from Saturday Night]

Footage of Hulk Hogan and Mr. T on the Beach in speedos.

Hogan tells “Mean” Gene Okerlund that his knee really hurts, but that bad knee or not, he’ll wrestle again and he’ll face Flair in a rematch for the WCW World Heavyweight title. Hulk Hogan says that he will try to find out who the Mystery Assailant is and he warns Jimmy Hart and John Tenta that Hulkamania can’t be stopped and that he will have his revenge.

“I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother” Mr T is back as Hogan’s bodyguard and will watch his back from any attacks by The Masked Assailant.

Rating: 93 A


Alex Wright vs. Mike Enos

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, German blue chipper “Das Wunderkind” Alex Wright defeated tough guy Mike Enos in 5:15 by pinfall with a surprise roll up. Alex Wright’s undefeated streak continues…

Rating: 53 C


Highlights of the Triple Threat Match for No 1 Contendership [from Saturday Night]

Sting vs The Guardian Angel vs Vader w/ Harley Race

The Guardian Angel goes for a big Clothesline to Vader, but Vader ducks and Angel crashes into Sting. Sting crashes to the floor. The Guardian Angel is on his game tonight and is beating the crap out of Vader for a good while, getting alot of nearfalls. They get into an extremely entertaining punching battle for a good period of time. The Guardian Angel gets such a convincing nearfall that he gets up and celebrates. The referee argues with him and Vader attacks The Guardian Angel from behind. Vader connects with lots of Slams, Chokeslams and Powerbombs to try and kill The Guardian Angel, but he keeps kicking out.

Here comes Sting again. Sting tries a quick Flurry, but Vader counters with hard-hitting jabs and hits him with a Powerslam. Vader goes up top and Sting rushes up and hits a Superplex and they’re both down for a while. Vader Powerbombs Sting down and hits a Big Splash, but Sting kicks out. Vader hits another Big Splash, but Sting kicks out. Vader pulls him to the corner and hits the devastating Vader Bomb. Brutal offense from Vader.

Here comes The Guardian Angel again, attacking Vader with hard punches, a Enzuigiri, a Big Splash and a Sidewalk Slam. While the referee looks the other way, Harley Race sneaks up behind Angel and knocks him out with a hard suckerpunch, making the crowd boo.

Sting tries another quick Flurry, followed by a Dropkick and a Stinger Splash. Vader goes down onto the floor. Sting tries to flip Vader for the Scorpion Deathlock and make him tap for the first time ever, but as soon as he finally flips it around properly The Guardian Angel comes crashing into Sting. Angel begin beating the crap out of Vader and they get into an another entertaining punching battle. Vader wins the battle and Angel crashes down onto the floor.

Sting tries to work on Vader’s legs but Vader just keeps punching him in the head. Vader starts hammering away with Punches and Sting’s selling is great and he finds ways to stay on his feet even after big Lariats from Vader. Brutal offense again from Vader. Vader yells at the referee trying to distracting him and Harley Race goes for a Knee Drop from the top rope onto Sting, but Sting moves. Sting takes out Race with a huge Flurry, receiving a loud pop from the audience.

The two powerhouses; Angel and Vader are engaged in another hard-hitting punching battle. Angel connects with a Enzuigiri followed by a Body Avalanche. Vader goes down, but Sting attacks Angel from behind and tries with a fast Roll Up. 1…2…3! Sting wins and receives a epic crowd reaction.

“NO!” exclaims Heenan. “NO!” Heenan can’t beleive his eyes.

In a bout that had superb wrestling and great heat, Sting defeated The Guardian Angel and Vader in a Triangle Threat match in 16:56 when Sting defeated The Guardian Angel by pinfall with a fast roll up. Sting is the No 1 Contender and gets a title shot against Ric Flair at Fall Brawl.

Vader is furious and is clubbering away on the ring posts, but Harley Race manages to calm him down and they leave the ring. Angel interfere and tells Vader and Harley Race that this is far from over. At Fall Brawl he wants another piece of that fat bully.

The argument turns physical, into a wild brawl, with the chaos spilling out all around ringside. Eventually a number of officials and other wrestlers have to hit the ring and pull them apart before they kill each other.

Race says “Be careful what you wish for! At Fall Brawl Vader will destroy you!” Vader motions a throat cut at The Guardian Angel and then leaves the arena, but Angel don’t look intimidated and stares at Vader and Harley Race with hatred in his eyes.

Rating: 100 A*


Brian Blair vs. Wayne Bloom

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, old school face Brian Blair defeated tough guy Wayne Bloom in 5:41 by submission with a Boston Crab.

Rating: 60 C


Show Rating: 59 C

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WWF SummerSlam Report! World Wrestling Federation held SummerSlam last night in Hawaii, and drew 20,000 fans. Last year’s Summerslam did a buyrate of 1.3 which was considered very disappointing at the time. This year, the company only got a buyrate of 0.65. The main angle of The Undertaker vs. The Underfaker has gotten such a cold response that rumour is the angle will be killed off for good after the Summerslam and that Brian Lee will be repackaged and given a new taylor suited gimmick. The MVP of the show was Bret Hart who defeated Rick Martel to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Title, while Diesel defeated Marty Jannetty to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title. The Smoking Gunns began their first reign as WWF World Tag Team champions last night, when they took the titles away from The Headshrinkers. The Headshrinkers managed seven successful title defences prior to this defeat.


WWW wrestler Brian Lee is expected to get a new biker gimmick when the fake Undertaker gimmick has been killed off.


WWF are preparing to bring some new faces onto their roster, with management apparently attempting to “fill some gaps”. Rumour has it that at least one contract was offered last night to tryout wrestler John Bradshaw Layfield. There had been heavy rumours that he wasn’t going to be signed, but the current feeling is that this was false, and he will be receiving a written contract.


Early indications are that the Rock ‘N Roll Express are set to stay with WWF, after the company offered them new contract extensions yesterday. They are considered one of the key pieces of the tag team division, and so it comes as no surprise that they are attempting to keep them on board instead of letting them return to SMW.


WWF star Virgil in steroid drama. Possession of illegal steroids has thrust Virgil into the spotlight, and once again has begun the debate on how much effort Vince McMahon and WWF are really putting into stamping out the drug use.


WWF have apparently begun negotions to extend the contracts of two of their top stars, Jacques and Pierre. Inside sources say that the company are confident that the deal will be done very soon, without any problems.


Former WWF ring announcer T.C. Martin held a press conference last night announcing the formation of National Wrestling Conference, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He revealed that he had big plans for the company, and hoped to be able to announce the first of several big name wrestlers who would be joining them within the next few weeks.


WWF have begun negotions to extend the contract of “The Bird Man”, Koko B. Ware. Inside sources say that the company are confident that the deal will be done very soon, without any problems.


Jim Powers staying with WWF? Rumour has it that muscle boy Jim Powers has been offered a new contract extension, and is set to sign within the next two or three days.


Dave Sullivan leaves WCW. The WCW website was updated last night with the following news; “WCW and Dave Sullivan have parted company after his contract expired. We wish him all the best in the future.” Dave Sullivan has been unavailable to comment, but is rumoured to start working for MAW and NWA-NJ.


Mitsuo Momota began his second reign as AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight champion last night, when he took the title away from Masanobu Fuchi at the AJPW Showdown Tour. Fuchi managed five successful title defences prior to this defeat.


Maxx Payne turned up so high on soft drugs during an Saturday Night taping, that he had to be sent home as he was in no condition to work. The irony of the situation is that Maxx Payne just finished his rehab session a few days ago.


Early reports have come into saying that “Dirty” Dick slater was injured, sustaining Chronic Upper Back Pain, during a WCW Saturday Night dark match last night. No confirmation has come through yet, but it is reported that he left the ring under his own power, which indicates that he probably will not miss the upcoming Wargames Match at Fall Brawl.


Last night’s AJPW Showdown Tour saw a new Match Of The Year candidate, when The Holy Demon Army (Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada) defeated Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa. The excellent bout is sure to feature heavily in a lot of end-of-year polls.


The IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship changed hands last night, as Akira Nogami became the new champion, ending the reign of Jushin Thunder Liger after eight title defences. This is the second time he has won the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship.


The contract status of Kevin Sullivan with WCW was clarified last night, when an announcement on the company website confirmed that he had signed an extension, keeping him with the promotion long-term.


Antonio Inoki finally met with George Foreman last week while he was in America for Clash of the Champions. The two agreed to open negotiations for a match that would take place next April or May in North Korea, at a 100,000 seat soccer stadium. Inoki claims he has already gotten Muhammad Ali to agree to appear as a Special Guest.


In a “Double Hell” match in FMW, Atsushi Onita ended up receiving 111 stitches after the match to close various cuts. It was announced that this brings Onita up to a total of 1,032 stitches in his pro wrestling career. Onita has been trying to get into the Guiness Book of World Records as the person who has had the most stitches in his life, so this should put him over the magic number he needed to get the record.


A wrestler named Boo Bradley debuted in SMW this week. He was brought to the ring by Tammy Sytch on a leash like an animal and was said to be Chris Candido’s wild, crazy childhood friend and now his new tag team partner.


Chris Adams is still trying to get his ring back that was sold when he was out of the country. He has a court order allowing him to confiscate the ring whenever he can find it. He went to a show that was supposed to be held that was using his ring but when he got there, the show had been cancelled. More news as we get it.


WCW and AAA held meetings with Univision and others to discuss the promotional plans for the upcoming AAA When Worlds Collide PPV that WCW is producing. WCW will promote the event on their shows and use Mike Tenay for English commentary.


Yesterday evening saw the completion of the signing of Terri Powers by USWA. The deal is said to be a pay-per-appearance arrangement, meaning that she can work for other promotions too.


I looks like New Japan wrestler, Tarzan Goto will not be wrestling for a while, as the grappler picked up a Back Injury during a match last night, and early reports are that it will sideline him from active competition for two months.


FMW saw a title change last night, as the previously vacant FMW Brass Knuckles Championship was won by Atshushi Onita after defeating Yukihiro Kanemura at the FMW Jailbreak Tour. This victory marks his fifth reign with the title.


 

WCW Main Event – [Sunday] Week 1 [September] [1994]

WCW Main Event

These are the results from WCW Main Event, being held by World Championship Wrestling.


 Mark Starr and Bobby Starr vs. John Tenta w/ Jimmy Hart

In a squash match, unstoppable monster heel “Big” John Tenta destroyed The Starr Brothers in 2:24 when John Tenta defeated Bobby Starr by pinfall with a Avalanche Drop. By using his strenght and size, Tenta manhandled his two smaller opponents.

Rating: 57 C-


Interview w/ Jimmy Hart and John Tenta

Gene Okerlund had an interview with “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, the top heel manager in the World!

Jimmy Hart is hyping the unstoppable monster heel John Tenta.

Hart says that “Big” John Tenta will destroy Hulkamania and that “Hulk Hogan is afraid of Tenta, the first man to ever knock Hogan out of action for a long time. Hogan know that he can’t beat Earthquake, the 400 pound monster and he has avoided him for a long time.” Sooner or later, John Tenta will get his hands on Hulk Hogan even if he has to go through Sting and the whole WCW roster and all Hulk’s friends.

Rating: 100 A*


Joey Maggs w/ Teddy Long vs. Paul Orndorff

They call him Mr. Wonderful… You know he is so Wonderful… And he knows it too…”Mr. Wonderful” is carrying a mirror to the ring so he can watch himself as he makes his entrance. In an extremely short match, Paul Orndorff defeated “Jumping” Joey Maggs in 4:36 by pinfall by using underhanded tactics. “Mr. Wonderful” is very heelish in his way, and played-up his superior physique by bullying his opponent around during the match.

Rating: 69 C+


Interview w/ Steve Austin

Gene Okerlund had an interview with Steve Austin and Jeannie hyping his upcoming singles match with Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat at Fall Brawl.

“Superstar” Steve Austin is simply oozing with arrogance. He insults Ricky Steamboat and calls him a lot of censored words. He says that he will get his US title back at Fall Brawl. He is the one and only superstar in WCW, not Sting or Steamboat or Flair or Hogan. “It’s Steve Austin! “Superstar” Steve Austin! And the fans better treat him with the respect he deserves.” Austin points at the back of his custom black trunks with the text “K.M.A.” and says that the fans and Steamboat can read the message. Then he pantomime cries into the camera.

Rating: 100 A*


Todd Morton and Larry Santo vs. Bad Attitude

In a terrible match, grizzled veterans Bad Attitude (Bobby Eaton and Steve Keirn) defeated jobbers Todd Morton and Larry Santo in 1:34 when Bobby Eaton defeated Larry Santo by pinfall with a Swinging Neckbreaker.

Rating: 57 C-


Fall Brawl Control Center

Gene Okerlund hypes the upcoming Fall Brawl.

Interview w/ Ricky Steamboat

Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat is interviewed in a pre-tape and hypes being the WCW United States Champion. Austin’s anger and ego is his downfall. “The Dragon” says that the WCW veterans have paid their dues, and that youngster Austin is a arrogant, obnoxious jerk that need to understand the locker room etiquette. At Fall Brawl, Steamboat will give Austin another lesson.

“Mean Gene” announces that Fall Brawl will include:

WCW World Television Title Match

Jim Duggan vs. Steven Regal

WCW World Tag Team Title Match

Badd Booty vs. Harlem Heat

WCW United States Title Match

Ricky Steamboat vs. Steve Austin

WCW World Heavyweight Title Match

Sting vs. Ric Flair

4 vs. 4 Wargames

The Rhodes vs. The Stud Stable

No Retreat!

No Surrender!

One Rule: Take No Prisoners!

Rating: 95 A*


Brad Armstrong vs. Honky Tonk Man

In a decent match, “wannabee Elvis” Honky Tonk Man defeated popular underdog Brad Armstrong in 6:17 by pinfall with a handful of tights. After the match Honky Tonk Man sings his theme song.

Rating: 66 C+


Interview w/ Honky Tonk Man

Gene Okerlund had an interview with the cocky Elvis impersinator Honky Tonk Man. There is only room for one song and dance guy in WCW and newcomer H.T.M. is going to run Johnny B. Badd out of Dodge.

Johnny B. Badd interrupts the interview. “The Badd Man” is annoyed that H.T.M. has interfered during his matches and messes up Honky’s hair.

Honky Tonk Man clearly do not like people messing with his hair and tries to smash Badd over the head with a guitar. But Johnny B. Badd is faster and hits H.T.M. with the Tutti Frutti (left-handed knockout hook), sending him sprawling on the floor in pain.

Rating: 88 B+


Badd Booty vs. The High Rollers

In a poor match, The Booty Man & The Badd Man defeated The High Rollers (The Hustler & The Gambler) in 6:04 when The Booty Man defeated The Hustler by pinfall with The Badd Booty Call.

NO! Even after being cleanly pinned, The Hustler loudly protest with a frenzied voice that “The Booty Man” had cheated. The Hustler claim that “The Booty Man” did pull his hair to score the victory. The Hustler pantomimes to the referee of his hair being pulling.

Rating: 63 C


The Armstrongs III vs. The Barrio Brothers

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, popular underdogs The Armstrongs III (Brian and Steve) defeated The Barrio Brothers in 5:04 when Brian Armstrong defeated Ricky Santana by pinfall with a Shake, Rattle and Roll.

Rating: 54 C-


Show Rating 66 C+

WCW Saturday Night – [Saturday] Week 1 [September] [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 13,379 people at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


The loudmouth fan from the Clash is again in the crowd, ready to hurl insults and honk his annoying air horn at the face wrestlers.

What a bully…


David Walby vs. Steve Austin w/ Jeannie

“Superstar” Steve Austin make quick work of his opponent in hard-hitting fashion. In an extremely short match, Steve Austin defeated jobber David Walby in 0:38 by pinfall with a Stun Gun.

Rating: 56 C-


Jim Duggan and The Patriot vs. The Barrio Brothers

Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and The Patriot receives a massive U-S-A! chant while waving the American flag and Duggan’s two by four. In an extremely short match, Jim Duggan and The Patriot defeated The Barrio Brothers in 4:35 when Jim Duggan defeated Fidel Sierra by pinfall with a Scoop Slam. During the match we also had “Lord” Steven Regal watching the match from the ramp with a disgusted look on his face.

Rating: 70 C+


Cactus Jack vs. Kevin Sullivan w/ Woman

“The Most Evil Man in Professional Wrestling of All Time” Kevin Sullivan makes his entrance together with Woman, but here comes Cactus Jack running down the ramp with a steel chair. BAM! Kevin took a steel chair to the head and it turns into chaos.

Before this match began in ring, the wild brawl began at ringside and then continued into the crowd. Immediately Sullivan made Jack eat the steel railing. Before throwing him back in the ring Sullivan made him taste it again.

Back on the floor Jack ran Sullivan nose-first into the ring post. OUCH!

Sullivan slammed Jack on the exposed concrete. Sick bump! Fists are flying everywhere. Sullivan attacked the bad ear while Jack tried to give Sullivan a Piledriver, but took a Back Drop on the exposed concrete. OUCH!

This made Heenan deliver a hearing loss joke.

The fists are flying hard now. “Die! Die you son of a – BEEEEEEEEEP!” A hard right cross from Cactus Jack, and Kevin Sullivan’s head slams against the floor. Two former tag team partners, on the floor, pounding out the rage. “You – BEEEEEEEEEP! Will you – BEEEEEEEEEP! Die!” In a wild brawl that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Cactus Jack drew with Kevin Sullivan in 6:02 when the referee lost control and stopped the match.

Rating: 72 B-


Arena Wide Brawl
Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan are engaged in an extremely wild and hard-hitting brawl.

Here comes the cavalry; One Mang Gang comes running down the aisle to help his bash brother, Kevin Sullivan. Cactus Jack joins the brawl at ringside with a steel chair as a weapon. BAM! He hits Cactus Jack with the steel chair.


A number of officials, road agents and other wrestlers have to hit the arena and pull them apart.

Rating: 81 B


Joey Maggs w/ Teddy Long vs. Sgt. Craig Pittman

In a bout that had terrible wrestling and non-existent crowd heat, underdog “Jumping” Joey Maggs defeated the harsh and angry Drill Sergeant Craig “Pittbull” Pittman in 5:23 by pinfall with a surprise roll up. “The Pittbull” is furious and can’t believe his eyes. Joey Maggs is just another filthy stinking worthless maggot that didn’t make the cut.

Rating: 41 D


Backstage Confrontation

The big screen show the Backstage Area. Sting, The Guardian Angel and Vader have a intense stare off. Lots of tensions tonight. It’s every man for himself tonight in the upcoming Triple Threat Match to crown the No 1 Contender…

A number of officials, road agents and other wrestlers have to hit the backstage area and pull them apart before they start swinging at each other.

Rating: 100 A*


Handicap Match

Damon Stryker and Terry Richards vs. John Tenta w/ Jimmy Hart

In a squash match that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, “Big” John Tenta defeated pretty boy jobber Damon Stryker and babyface chubby Terry Richards in 2:14 when John Tenta destroyed Damon Stryker by pinfall with an Avalanche Splash.

Rating: 55 C-


Interview w/ The Booty Man & The Badd Man

On the way to the interview set Johnny B. Badd and The Booty Man bumps into “Big” John Tenta and his weasel-like manager Jimmy Hart. John Tenta is towering over Johnny B. Badd and The Booty Man. He points his finger at the middle of The Booty Man’s chest. “You tell Hogan that he can’t avoid me! I’ll crush him like a bug!” Then he powerfully shove them aside and leaves together with the smiling “Mouth of the South”.

Gene Okerlund had an interview with Johnny B. Badd and The Booty Man hyping their upcoming tag team match with Badd Company. The Booty Man dances and shakes his ass around, while “The Badd Man” talks with “Mean Gene”. Badd says that they are the flashiest and hottest tag team in WCW and that they want a shot at the Tag Team titles.

The WCW World Tag Team champions Harlem Heat interrupts the interview and starts mocking Johnny B. Badd and The Booty Man. “You want a piece of Harlem Heat? You got it! At Fall Brawl, we’ll whoop your sorry fatasses! Now can you dig that, Suckaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!” The undertone is that Booker T and Stevie Ray sees Johnny B. Badd and The Booty Man as a big joke and not as legitimate challengers.

Rating: 93 A


The Badd Booty vs. Badd Company w/ DDP

In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn’t have much heat, The Booty Man & The Badd Man defeated Badd Company in 6:49 when Johnny B. Badd defeated Paul Diamond by pinfall with The Badd Booty Call following botched interference by Diamond Dallas Page. NO! Diamond Dallas Page is devastated and tries to get the referee to change the decision.

Rating: 68 C+


Fall Brawl Control Center

Gene Okerlund hypes the upcoming Fall Brawl.

A promo by “Lord” Steven Regal, the English nobleman. He’s going to make an example out of Jim Duggan, so that WCW and the rest of the World doesn’t overlook someone like his Lordship. Regal says that Americans are “xenophobic, miserable little toads” and he mocks “Hacksaw” and compares him to that retard “Evad”.

Then a promo by “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan

You disrespect America, you disrespect Hacksaw. “Hacksaw’s gonna do what Hacksaw came to do! Beat people up! What you gonna do about it, Tough Guy?

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!”

“Mean Gene” announces that Fall Brawl will include:

WCW World Television Title Match

Jim Duggan vs. Steven Regal

WCW United States Title Match

Ricky Steamboat vs. Steve Austin

WCW World Heavyweight Title Match

No 1 Contender vs. Ric Flair

4 vs. 4 Wargames

The Rhodes vs. The Stud Stable

No Retreat!

No Surrender!

One Rule: Take No Prisoners!

Rating: 95 A*


The War Games Rules Are Discussed

The War Games match consist of two teams of four men each facing off with each other in staggered entry format.

The setup of the cage consists of two rings side by side with a giant ring-encompassing rectangular cage that covered both rings, but not the ringside area. Doors are placed at far corners of the rectangular cage so that the two teams can’t come into contact before they are supposed to.

The War Games match consists of several periods. The first one-on-one fight in 5 minutes and all remaining competitors from both teams are each two minutes long.

The match begin with one member of each team entering the cage. After five minutes, a member from one of the teams determined by a coin toss, will enter the cage, giving his team the temporary 2-on-1 handicap advantage. After two minutes, a member from the other team would enter to even the odds and giving 2-on-2 tag team advantage fro the next 2 minutes. Entrants alternated between teams every two minutes, giving the coin toss-winning team the temporary advantage in the numbers game before giving the other team the advantage with the freshest man and even odds.

Teams continue to alternate during the 2 minutes periods until all ten men are in the ring.

Once all eight men has entered the cage, what is referred to as “The Match Beyond” begin. Both teams will brawl each other in the cage for as long as it takes until any member of either team submit, surrender, or is knocked out unconscious. There are no pinfalls, no count-outs, and no disqualifications…


Dustin Rhodes, Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags vs. The Texas Hangmen and Ned Brady

In a hard-hitting match that had decent wrestling but didn’t have much heat, Dustin Rhodes and The Nasty Boys defeated “Nasty” Ned Brady and The Texas Hangmen in 5:33 when Dustin Rhodes defeated Ned Brady by pinfall with a Bulldog.

Rating: 68 C+


Interview w/ Dusty Rhodes & The Nasty Boys

Gene Okerlund had an interview with Dustin Rhodes, Dusty Rhodes and The Nasty Boys hyping their feud with The Stud Stable.

The Nasties send a warning to Col. Robert Parker and The Stud Stable. “If you mess with the boys! Get ready for Pity City!” The Nasties will make the Colonel and his men pay for the 5 on 2 attack.

Recap of The Stud Stable attacking The Nasty Boys

It’s a big 5 on 2 beatdown with Parker calling the shots. Harlem Heat just disappear. “Mean Gene” interviews the Stud Stable afterwards and they talk about how they warned the Nasties not to get involved and they just got a message sent, so they should back off. Funk runs down Dusty with all the classic phrases, “Egg Suckin Dog!” and he starts barking at the camera to end the show.

Rating: 87 B+


Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan and Eric Bischoff are arguing about the outcome in the Triple Threat Match…

Who will win and get a title match against Ric Flair at Fall Brawl?

Sting, The Guardian Angel or Vader?


Terry Taylor vs. Diamond Dallas Page w/ Diamond Doll

In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn’t have much heat, Diamond Dallas Page defeated Terry Taylor in 6:18 by pinfall with a handful of tights. Diamond Doll hold up the scorecard with 10 points.

Rating: 67 C+


Interview w/ Hulk Hogan on the Beach

Footage of Hulk Hogan and Mr. T on the Beach in speedos.

Hogan tells “Mean” Gene Okerlund that his knee really hurts, but that bad knee or not, he’ll wrestle again and he’ll face Flair in a rematch for the WCW World Heavyweight title. Hulk Hogan says that he will try to find out who the Mystery Assailant is and he warns Jimmy Hart and John Tenta that Hulkamania can’t be stopped and that he will have his revenge.

“I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother” Mr T is back as Hogan’s bodyguard and will watch his back from any attacks by The Masked Assailant.

Rating: 100 A*


Here comes The Guardian Angel. He looks focused for tonight’s big match…

Here comes Sting. Just listen to the crowd reaction. Clearly this is the most popular wrestler in WCW…

It’s time! It’s Vader time!

Violent

Vile

Volatile

Vicious

Victorious

Vader is one of the toughest and most hard hitting wrestlers in the history of the industry.

He is “The Man They Call Vader”

It’s time for the Pain Game!


Triple Threat Match for No 1 Contendership
Sting vs. The Guardian Angel vs. Vader w/ Harley Race

The Guardian Angel goes for a big Clothesline to Vader, but Vader ducks and Angel crashes into Sting. Sting crashes to the floor. The Guardian Angel is on his game tonight and is beating the crap out of Vader for a good while, getting alot of nearfalls. They get into an extremely entertaining punching battle for a good period of time. The Guardian Angel gets such a convincing nearfall that he gets up and celebrates. The referee argues with him and Vader attacks The Guardian Angel from behind. Vader connects with lots of Slams, Chokeslams and Powerbombs to try and kill The Guardian Angel, but he keeps kicking out.

Here comes Sting again. Sting tries a quick Flurry, but Vader counters with hard-hitting jabs and hits him with a Powerslam. Vader goes up top and Sting rushes up and hits a Superplex and they’re both down for a while. Vader Powerbombs Sting down and hits a Big Splash, but Sting kicks out. Vader hits another Big Splash, but Sting kicks out. Vader pulls him to the corner and hits the devastating Vader Bomb. Brutal offense from Vader.

Here comes The Guardian Angel again, attacking Vader with hard punches, a Enzuigiri, a Big Splash and a Sidewalk Slam. While the referee looks the other way, Harley Race sneaks up behind Angel and knocks him out with a hard suckerpunch, making the crowd boo.

Sting tries another quick Flurry, followed by a Dropkick and a Stinger Splash. Vader goes down onto the floor. Sting tries to flip Vader for the Scorpion Deathlock and make him tap for the first time ever, but as soon as he finally flips it around properly The Guardian Angel comes crashing into Sting. Angel begin beating the crap out of Vader and they get into an another entertaining punching battle. Vader wins the battle and Angel crashes down onto the floor.

Sting tries to work on Vader’s legs but Vader just keeps punching him in the head. Vader starts hammering away with Punches and Sting’s selling is great and he finds ways to stay on his feet even after big Lariats from Vader. Brutal offense again from Vader. Vader yells at the referee trying to distracting him and Harley Race goes for a Knee Drop from the top rope onto Sting, but Sting moves. Sting takes out Race with a huge Flurry, receiving a loud pop from the audience.

The two powerhouses; Angel and Vader are engaged in another hard-hitting punching battle. Angel connects with a Enzuigiri followed by a Body Avalanche. Vader goes down, but Sting attacks Angel from behind and tries with a fast Roll Up. 1…2…3! Sting wins and receives a epic crowd reaction. “NO!” exclaims Heenan. “NO!” Heenan can’t beleive his eyes.

In a bout that had superb wrestling and great heat, Sting defeated The Guardian Angel and Vader in a Triangle Threat match in 16:56 when Sting defeated The Guardian Angel by pinfall with a fast roll up. Sting is the No 1 Contender and gets a title shot against Ric Flair at Fall Brawl.

Rating: 87 B+


Vader And Guardian Angel End Up In Wild Brawl

Vader is furious and is clubbering away on the ring posts, but Harley Race manages to calm him down and they leave the ring. Angel interfere and tells Vader and Harley Race that this is far from over. At Fall Brawl he wants another piece of that fat bully.

The argument turns physical, into a wild brawl, with the chaos spilling out all around ringside. Eventually a number of officials and other wrestlers have to hit the ring and pull them apart before they kill each other.

Race says “Be careful what you wish for! At Fall Brawl Vader will destroy you!” Vader motions a throat cut at The Guardian Angel and then leaves the arena, but Angel don’t look intimidated and stares at Vader and Harley Race with hatred in his eyes.
Rating: 95 A*


Show Rating 89 A

 

WCW Worldwide – [Friday] Week 1 [September] [1994]

WCW Worldwide

These are the results from WCW Worldwide, being held by World Championship Wrestling.


Tim Horner vs. Reno Riggins

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, fan favourite “White Lightning” Tim Horner defeated Reno Riggins in 5:02 by pinfall with a Rolling Cradle.

Rating: 53 C-


A Statement from the Commissioner

In a pre-tape, WCW Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel announces that the WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship will be re-activated and that a tournament will be held exclusively on WCW Worldwide to crown the champions.

Rating: 55 C-


David Walby vs. Sgt. Craig Pittman

In a terrible match, the harsh and angry drill sergeant, Craig Pittman defeated jobber David Walby in 1:04 by submission with a Code Red. David Walby is just another filthy stinking worthless maggot that didn’t make the cut.

Rating: 47 D


Highlights of Johnny B. Badd vs. Steven Regal

Badd exploded early on and dominates with flashy offense. He tries to take Regal to the mat and you immediately see the change in pace as Regal dominates. Regal just grounds him with constant holds and stretching. Badd has a hot comeback and has numerous pin attempts, Honky Tonk Man interferes and causes Badd to lose. In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Steven Regal defeated Johnny B. Badd in 6:31 by pinfall with a Regal Bomb following interference from Honky Tonk Man. Steven Regal makes defence number 6 of his WCW World Television Championship title.

Rating: 86 B+


Alex Wright vs. Ricky Santana

In a terrible match, german blue chipper “Das Wunderkind” Alex Wright defeated Ricky Santana in 5:12 by pinfall with a Hangman’s Neckbreaker.

Rating: 51 D+


Highlights of the Sting vs. John Tenta feud

Gene Okerlund had an interview with “The Mouth Of The South” Jimmy Hart. “Mean Gene” asks Jimmy Hart why he did turn on Hulk Hogan by using his megaphone to knock out Hulk at The Clash. “Screw the Rules, I Make Them! Everyone knows that Jimmy Hart is the top heel manager in the World!”

Hulk Hogan interrupts the interview and is limping his way to the set. “Why did you turn on Hulkamania?”

Hart says that he hates Hulkamania and everything associated with it. He has formed The First Family with the goal of destroying Hulkamania. He is bringing in a mystery man to challenge Hulk Hogan. Hulk tries to get his hands on Jimmy Hart, when suddenly John Tenta makes his entrance and starts to attack Hogan and beat him up.

Hart says that “Hogan is afraid of Tenta, the first man to ever knock Hogan out of action for a long time. Hogan know that he can’t beat Earthquake, the 400 pound monster and he has avoided him for a long time.”

A number of officials, road agents and other wrestlers have to hit the ring and pull

Hogan’s new best friend Sting, a number of officials, road agents and other wrestlers have to hit the ring and pull John Tenta away before Hogan is badly injured…

Rating: 100 A*


Steve Armstrong vs. The Samoan Savage

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, menacing powerhouse The Samoan Savage defeated Steve Armstrong in 6:08 by pinfall with a Diving Headbutt.

Rating: 60 C


The Armstrongs II vs. Mark Starr & Frankie Lancaster

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, The Armstrongs II (Brad and Brian) defeated Mark Starr & Frankie Lancaster in 4:36 when Brad Armstrong defeated Mark Starr by submission with a Figure Four Leglock.

Rating: 62 C


Highlights of The Rhodes vs. The Stud Stable Feud

In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, The Nasty Boys defeated Harlem Heat in 9:37 when Stevie Ray was disqualified when Bunkhouse Buck ran in and attacked Brian Knobbs. During the match we also had Terry Funk run in and attack Jerry Sags.

Post-match, it’s a big 5 on 2 beatdown with Col. Parker calling the shots. Harlem Heat just disappear. “Mean Gene” interviews the Stud Stable afterwards and they talk about how they warned the Nasties not to get involved and they just got a message sent, so they should back off. Funk runs down Dusty with all the classic phrases, “Egg Suckin Dog!” and he starts barking at the camera to end the show.

Rating: 100 A*


WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship Tournament

Ice Train, Bobby Walker & Joey Maggs w/ Teddy Long vs. The Diamond Mine w/ Diamond Doll

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, The Diamond Mine (Diamond Dallas Page, Pat Tanaka and Paul Diamond) defeated Joey Maggs and Bobby Walker & Ice Train in 6:14 when Diamond Dallas Page defeated Bobby Walker by pinfall with a handful of tights.

Rating: 62 C


Show Rating 62 C

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In an effort to enhance Hulk Hogan’s gimmick and overness in WCW, Eric Bischoff and Kevin Sullivan have managed to persuade Hulk Hogan to split from Jimmy Hart on-screen. It seems that Eric Bischoff isn’t the biggest fan of Jimmy Hart, and thinks that ‘The Mouth Of The South’ hampers and diminishes Hulk Hogan’s appeal more than helps it.


The contract status of referee Earl Hebner with WWF was clarified last night, when an announcement on the company website confirmed that he had signed an extension, keeping him with the promotion long-term.


NJPW completed a major signing when they managed to steal Toshiaki Kawada from rivals AJPW last night. It is understood that he was one of the major targets for the promotion. He is expected to make an appearance at their next show.


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The contract status of referee Randy Anderson with WCW was clarified last night, when an announcement on the company website confirmed that he had signed an extension, keeping him with the promotion long-term.


It looks like powerhouse Scott Norton will not be wrestling for a while as the wrestler picked up a Twisted Disco Knee during a NJPW match last night, and early reports are that it will sideline him from active competition. Bad luck for him, as he was rumoured to receive another attempt at a big push in WCW.


In an effort to enhance his career, New Jack is understood to be about to debut a new style to his ring work. Best known for his Psychopath style, he is understood to be moving more toward a Entertainer approach in order to better showcase his particular talents.


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WCW Main Event – [Sunday] Week 4 [August] [1994]

WCW Main Event

These are the results from WCW Main Event, being held by World Championship Wrestling.


The Booty Man vs. Ned Brady.

It’s Booty Time, Booty Time across the U.S.A., Booty Time, Booty Time Yay Yay Yay!

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, The Booty Man defeated “Nasty” Ned Brady in 1:39 by pinfall with a roll up.

Rating: 55 C-


Highlights Of Hogan vs. Flair [from The Clash]

Hulk Hogan © w/ Jimmy Hart vs. Ric Flair w/ Elizabeth

The Nature Boy” Ric Flair grabs the microphone: “Bring me the title now!”

The Immortal” Hulk Hogan does his entrance doing a fantastic sell job limping, that is until he gets into the ring and lunges at Flair and beats him down to the mat. Hogan is limping, but chases Flair around the ring with the Championship belt, looking for a chance to use the belt as a weapon.

Heenan complain over Hulk’s actions.

The match finally begin and Flair goes for the bad knee. Hogan kicks away the Figure-Four, so Flair goes to work on the knee some more. Now it’s Figure-Four time again. Hogan sells and then powers out. He continues to limp around while Flair kicks him in his bad knee until he points the finger.

Hulk-Up Time!

Damn it!” Heenan exclaims.

Hogan hits the Big Boot and Legdrop, but his knee gives out. No cover and Flair wakes up and grabs the Figure-Four again until Hogan reverses the hold. Crowd’s hot and the match has a ton of energy.

Flair does tremendous spots with Hogan’s leg and just absolutely tears at it. He drags Hogan around the outside of the ring by his leg and starts unraveling the gauze causing Hogan to hop around on one leg.

Hulk Hogan looks to the right. Hulk Hogan looks to the left.

The Hulkamaniacs start to cheer.

It’s Hulk Up Time Again!

Damn it!” Heenan exclaims again. “The Brain” seems very nervous.

NO! “The Nature Boy” starts begging for mercy.

Hogan, shaking his fists, looks deep within himself and remembers what A Real American Hero is.

The finger wag and the crowd goes nuts and he makes his big comeback!

Punch, Punch, Punch, Irish Whip, Big Boot…

The referee is busy talking to Elizabeth that loudly protests.

Hogan is getting ready for the Leg Drop and the cover…

When suddenly…

Jimmy Hart raises his Hulkamania megaphone and smashes it over Hogan’s head. Hulk goes down like a sack of potatos, while Flair gives the Figure-Four another try and this time it work’s. Flair wins and is the new WCW World Heavyweight champion!

YES! YES! YES! Heenan exclaims. Heenan is very happy and says “Today is one of the happiest days of my life!”

In an epic match, Ric Flair defeated Hulk Hogan in 23:04 by submission with a Figure Four Leglock after a turn by Jimmy Hart.

We’ve got a new WCW World Heavyweight Champion, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

Jimmy Hart jumps around like a little runt, before going over to the announcers set where he and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan shakes hands and hugs like they are best pals. Jimmy Hart borrows a microphone and says “I told you i had a big surprise!” Hart and Heenan laughs and shakes hands again.

Having picked up the victory, Ric Flair celebrates in the ring together with his valet Elizabeth, but quickly leaves the arena when Hogan wakes up…

Hogan’s best buddy; Sting comes to his rescue and help “The Immortal One” backstage. The Hulkster is in major pain and is limping…

Rating: 95 A*


Handicap Match

Chris Michaels and Todd Morton vs. John Tenta

In a short squash match, the unstoppable monster heel “Big” John Tenta defeated jobbers Chris Michaels & Todd Morton in 2:07 when John Tenta defeated Chris Michaels by pinfall with an devastating Avalanche Splash.

Rating: 56 C-


Recap of Dusty and Dustin trying to recruit The Nasty Boys for War Games

A segment where Dusty Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes goes on location trying to find the Nasty Boys and he finds them at Pity City. It’s a run down club named “The Scrap Bar” where the Nasties party with other Nasty people. They drink, arm wrestle and do other nasty stuff…

Dusty and the Nastys have a heated confrontation where Dusty pretty much convinces the Nasties to join him and Dustin at Fall Brawl in the War Games against the Stud Stable with reverse psychology. Dusty, Dustin and the Nasties then fight the entire bar.

They punch, kick, bite and do something with their arm pits. In other words…they are brawlers….stiff…tough as nails….brawlers…

Rating: 89 A


During their entrance, The Stud Stable comes out and Arn Anderson’s wearing a cowboy hat and a bandana on his head and then jokingly reveals himself to the camera, laughing.


Frankie Lancaster, Larry Santo and David Walby vs. The Stud Stable w/ Col. Parker
Really fast paced action. All three heels got a chance to shine and were extra snug with everything. Terry Funk ends it with a Stunner.

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, The Stud Stable (Bunkhouse Buck, Terry Funk and Dick Slater) defeated Frankie Lancaster, Larry Santo and David Walby in 5:16 when Terry Funk defeated David Walby by pinfall with a Stunner.

Rating: 68 C+


Cactus Jack vs. Mike Davis

Get ready for the crazies! It’s the deranged and violent desert madman Cactus Jack against tough guy “Crazy” Mike Davis

In a hard-hitting brawl, Cactus Jack defeated Mike Davis in 4:41 by pinfall with a Double Arm DDT.

Rating: 59 C


Interview w/ Cactus Jack

Mean Gene” interviews Cactus Jack and show footage from a few weeks back when his tag team partner “The Most Evil Man in Professional Wrestling of All Time” Kevin Sullivan turned on Cactus Jack by slamming a steel chair over Cactus Jack’s head.

Cactus Jack talks about how Kevin Sullivan helped him more than you could imagine in his career and he always owed him a debt. He made Cactus Jack a household name. So when Kevin would slap him, he let it go because he owed him a debt. When he insulted him, he let it go because he owed him a debt.

And then Kevin Sullivan turned his back on Cactus and betrayed him, and the proper thing to do is to let it go because he owes him a debt. But that’s not his style! Cactus Jack talks about how back in April, he got a majority of his one ear torn straight off his head during a match with Vader, and he was going to get it surgically repaired, but Kevin Sullivan came begging him to put off the surgery and team with him, so he did. And now it’s too late, he’s doomed to an existance where people stare, his wife won’t touch him, and his kids won’t get close enough to say hi, daddy, and he blames it all on Kevin Sullivan.

Cactus says he hates Kevin Sullivan and he’ll make sure that his career will be over, Bang Bang!

Cactus Jack stops paying attention to “Mean” Gene and begin mumbling to himself...

Leg break, neck snap
Off the top-rope Cactus Jack
Hair thrown way back
Even throw a knee attack
Barb wire torn face
Break the rules tear up the place
Bred in misery and pain…

Rating: 84 B+


The Starr Brothers vs. The High Rollers

In an abysmal match, The Hustler and The Gambler defeated The Starr Brothers in 4:59 when The Gambler defeated “Hollywood” Bobby Starr by pinfall with The Wild Card.

Rating: 41 D


Fall Brawl Control Center

Fall Brawl Control Center with a promo by Steve Austin and Jeannie. Austin is simply oozing with arrogance. He calls Ricky Steamboat is a relic and he says that he will get his US title back. He gets angrier and angrier. Finally Austin gets a temper tantrum and starts screaming. He is the one and only superstar in WCW, not Sting or Steamboat or Flair or Hogan. “It’s Steve Austin! “Superstar” Steve Austin! And the fans better treat him with the respect he deserves.”

“Mean Gene” announces that Fall Brawl will include:

WCW World Television Title Match

Jim Duggan vs. Steven Regal

WCW United States Title Match

Ricky Steamboat vs. Steve Austin

WCW World Heavyweight Title Match

No 1 Contender vs. Ric Flair

4 vs. 4 Wargames

The Rhodes vs. The Stud Stable

No Retreat!

No Surrender!

One Rule: Take No Prisoners!

Rating: 83 B+


Alex Wright vs. Steve Keirn

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, “Das Wunderkind” Alex Wright defeated grizzled veteran Steve Keirn in 6:02 by pinfall with a surprise roll up.

Rating: 51 D+


Show Rating 67 C+