WCW Worldwide - Saturday 1/10/98
- Big thing first...last week, I asked you all what you
thought the finisher of the Harlem Heat...here's what I
- 1 write in vote for Harlem Apple or Big Hangover
(not bad :)
- 2 Votes for Big Apple, with one opinion that the
word Harlem is over used
- 19 Votes for Harlem Hangover, with many either
liking the idea that alcohol is alluded to, or
the fact that you probably feel like you have had
a hangover when you get hit by it.
- And then, there were 5 people who mailed in to
inform me that they were actually two different
moves...it turns out that finisher (where Stevie
Rey holds up the guy and Booker T hits him with
the sidekick) is the Big Apple, and the individual
finsher is the Harlem Hangover (where Booker T
does that top rope legdrop.) The announcers,
focused as they normally are, mix up the two
- I guess that settle's it...despite the worse
name, the Big Apple is the tag team finisher.
However, since WCW seems intent on destroying the
tag team division, Booker T and Stevie Rey will
be most often seen finishing off people in
singles matches, and using the Harlem Hangover.
There, you can say you learned something today.
- After I explained that M. Wallstreet was in the nWo
Japan, I got a note telling me that Hiro Saito and
Hiroyoshi Tenzan are the other two members of nWo
Japan...So when I heard Tenzan was on Thunder, I really
thought it was cool. Thanks to UNOLafitte on AOL for
passing that on...
- Ugh, whenever I move my neck, it hurts. (So stop doing
that, you reply.) If this a little shorter or makes less
since than usual, that's why...
- Chavo Guerrero Jr. over Johnny Attitude by Death Valley
- Back and forth match, but not very interesting
- Lots of talk about Zybszko vs Hall, Starrcade
throughout the show...Sting vs Hogan 2 (since the
nWo at least) gets showed in part later...the
legal angle is continued, like all the weekend
shows last week
- Promo for Hall vs Zybszko at Souled Out 2
- Bobby and Tony talk about the rest of the show: Booker T
vs Hennig (and Tony points out it's non-title many times)
and Konnan vs Chris Benoit
- Bobby Eaton and Joey Maggs over Scott and Steve Armstrong
by Alabama Jam
- Lots of talk about the relationship between Maggs
and Eaton, not a word about the Midnight Express
- No hot tag/house a fire segment, a lot of focus
on tag team moves by Eaton and Maggs instead
- After the win, Maggs seems very happy, Eaton
looks like he couldn't care less.
- Curt Hennig over Booker T (w/Jacquline) by Hennigplex in
a Non Title Matchup.
- Tony gave away the result of this one before it
started by repeatedly pointing out that it was a
- Neither of the announcers point out that
Jacquline is at ringside...don't you just love
- Booker starts off good, then a long period where
Hennig slows down the match and works on Booker's
- Booker T comes close to winning many times, but
Hennig gets the win...
- Brain "Hennig is your WCW TV Champ...if this
was a title match."
- Juventud Guerrera, Silver King and Hector Garza over
Villiano VI, V and Damien when Juvie hit the 450 splash
- Guerrera was not recognized as the Cruiserweight
Champ, as voice over was taped last week, before
he won the title
- Starts out normal tag rules, but in the middle of
a sunset flip attempt by Garza on Damien, Silver
King and Juvie hit the ring and help Garza finish
the move...from there, all heck breaks loose,
including double planchas from Garza and Silver
King on the Villianos...
- Tony talks about the popularity of the luchadors
and say that Rey Mysterio is his favorite. The
Brain picks Juvie. I pick La Parka...
- Heenan should stop reading ahead in the
booking sheets :)
- Chris Benoit over Konnan (w/ Vincent) by Crippler
- Konnan dominates the early part of the match,
Benoit barely gets a move in...
- Benoit starts his comeback when Konnan tries to
go to the top and Chris stops him and turns it
into a superplex
- As Tony pointed out, for a luchador,
Konnan really doesn't go to the top much.
- Talk about Konnan having been the Mexican
Heavyweight Champion...but they don't say if he's
- Benoit hits the Swan Dive and goes for the
pin...Vincent, Benoit, the crowd all thinks it's
over, but Konnan kicks out at two. That's
strange, Benoit usually just goes for the
Crossface after hitting the Swan Dive, not for
the pin. I wonder if he forget...
- A few seconds later, Benoit gets the crossface on
and Vincent's to busy doing his Buff impression
(posing for the crowd) to notice.