WCW Great American Bash, 06/14/98
WCW Great American Bash
Sunday, June 14, 1998
Howdy ho! Welcome to the pay-per-view report. It's time once
again for a card that's become a major part of the WCW calendar:
The Great American Bash.
I'd like to give you a little background on this great card. Those of
you who know your history (or just don't care to read up on it) are advised
to skip down a ways.
The Bash has a history stretching back to July 6, 1985. The first
Great American Bash was held in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was
the same year that WrestleMania made its debut. The same year that
the first-ever wrestling pay-per-view hit the air: the WWF Wrestling
Classic (featuring a tournament won by the late Sylvester Ritter -- aka
The Junkyard Dog).
That first Bash was a major event in '85. Back then, there wasn't that
many supercards. The Bash was part of a new generation of wrestling
The card was headlined by a classic match. NWA World champion Ric Flair
took on Nikita Koloff. The atmosphere surrounding this one was electric.
Koloff was a major heel -- a powerful commie challenger in the cold-war
era. He generated major heat despite being in wrestling for less than
a year at the time. His match with Flair was much anticipated.
Flair beat Koloff after about 45-minutes of back-and-forth action.
The Bash was such a success that in 1986 and 1987, it was turned into a summer-long
tour. The '86 Bash tour will be remembered for Koloff taking the US title
in a best-of-seven series against the incredibly popular Magnum TA. Dusty
Rhodes won his third and final NWA World title during the '86 tour. In '87,
the first-ever War Games match was held. Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff and
The Road Warriors beat The Four Horsemen (Flair, Tully Blanchard and the
Andersons). Lex Luger made his first major impression on the NWA title
scene by winning the US title from Koloff during the tour.
In 1988, the first-ever pay-per-view Bash was held. It was also the last
Bash held under the ownership of Jim Crockett. He would sell his part of the
NWA to Ted Turner in November '88. That led to the formation of WCW. The '88
Bash featured Flair defending the NWA title against Luger. At the time,
Luger was a major draw. In a bad screwjob finish, the match was stopped
because Luger had a cut on his forehead.
In 1989, the Ted Turner NWA put on a hell of a show. It may have been
the best Bash yet. Flair headlined once again -- this time he played the
good guy. He fought Terry Funk in a revenge match. Funk had "injured" Flair
at the previous pay-per-view (Music City Showdown, in May). The veterans
put on a great show. Flair won by pinfall, and there was a great post-match
brawl that also featured The Great Muta and Sting. Muta and Sting battled
earlier in the night. It might have been the best match on the card. It
certainly showcased Sting at his high-flying best.
Sting was no longer a high-flyer by the time the 1990 Bash rolled around.
That card featured Sting's return to action after knee surgery five months
earlier. In February, Sting ruptured his patella tendon (ripped up his knee)
while climbing a cage to get at Flair. The angle was played like the injury
was Flair's doing. So, upon his return at the Bash, Sting challenged Flair
for the NWA World title. Sting won his first World title that night. But
he was not the same wrestler he was before the knee injury. And he's never
regained that form. As a side note, the 1990 Bash featured the debuts of El
Gigante and Big Van Vader (who had been wrestling under the name in Japan).
It also featured the Junkyard Dog, and "Mean" Mark Callous (now known as The
Undertaker). It was the last NWA Bash.
The 1991 Bash was a disappointment. Just days before, WCW and Ric Flair had
a sudden and shocking parting of the ways. Funny how history repeats itself,
huh? Anyway, with Flair gone, there was no WCW World champion. So Lex Luger,
who was scheduled to challenge Flair, was put in a cage with Barry Windham.
Winner took the belt. Luger won. The rest of the card was pretty abysmal.
The 1992 Bash featured a shock (at least for me). WCW champ Sting fought
Big Van Vader. Sting had taken the title about four months earlier. And
because he was so popular, I figured he would have held the belt for awhile.
Nope. Vader won. I didn't see it coming. Vader dominated the WCW scene
for the next 18 months. The '92 Bash also featured the last part of a
tournament for the NWA World tag titles. That's right, the NWA
World tag titles. WCW and the NWA had somehow managed to hook up again
for a time. It was a bizarre arrangement that was doomed to fail. And fail
In 1993 and 1994, there was no Great American Bash. I have my theories why,
but I really don't know. Anyone who does know is welcome to send me
The Bash roared back to life in 1995. It featured that now-classic match
between The Renegade and Arn Anderson. Arn lost. I suppose that was the
lowlight of his career.
In 1996, WCW was on a roll. Scott Hall and Kevin Nash had just burst upon
the scene. They came to the Bash to tease the formation of the nWo at the
next pay-per-view. They challenged WCW to put three guys in the ring for
Bash at the Beach. And Nash jackknifed Eric Bischoff through the stage to
get the point across. The wrestling part of the Bash featured a great
falls-count-anywhere match between Chris Benoit and Kevin Sullivan. Sting
beat Steve Regal in a revenge match. Steve McMichael and Kevin Greene made
their wrestling debuts against Ric Flair and Arn Anderson. McMichael turned
on Greene and joined the Horsemen.
Last year's Bash wasn't one of the more memorable cards in the series.
Madusa wrestled what was supposed to be her last match.
She lost to Akira Hokuto. The main event was Randy Savage vs. Diamond
Dallas Page. Savage won with help from Scott Hall. Earlier, Hall and Kevin
Nash beat Ric Flair and Roddy Piper.
So there you have it, a quick recap of the history of the Great American
Now, let's get on with this year's card...
- I think the story this year will be too much nWo. It seems that
in splitting up the nWo, WCW has forgotten about itself. Just about
every major wrestler under contract to Turner is either nWo Wolfpack or
- For those of you who don't know, Hollywood Hogan signed a three-year
deal with WCW this past week. That means another three years of Hogan
and his buddies stealing the spotlight from guys who deserve it -- guys like
Chris Benoit, Booker T, Chris Jericho, Sting and El Dandy.
- Yes, I'm kidding about El Dandy.
- Anyway, three more years of Hogan is exactly what the WWF needs.
Recent television ratings suggest that the WWF is hot again. I'm
betting many WCW fans are now turning to Titan to escape Hogan. And I'd bet
that many WCW wrestlers will do the same in the next few years.
- That's too bad. The 1996-98 WCW roster is probably the best in wrestling
- After all, WCW has El Dandy.
We're live and in kull-ah in Baltimore. This city has a heavy Bash history.
Baltimore has hosted the 1988-91 and 1996 Bash pay-per-views.
We go to the three shot. Tony, Heenan and Tenay talk about the angles.
They pump up the tag match between Hollywood Hogan & Bret Hart vs.
Roddy Piper & Randy Savage. They throw to Okerlund. Okerlund keeps
talking about WCW/nWo titles. I thought this was WCW. I thought WCW
was at war with the nWo. Why would the organization share its titles
with the nWo? Give us some angles that make some sense please!
- Match One: Booker T vs. Chris Benoit
- Winner faces WCW TV champ Fit Finley later this night.
- The crowd is into it.
- Sign with pic of Benoit hugging Woman: WCW'S ORIGINAL CANADIAN BAD BOY.
- Bet that makes Kevin Sullivan happy.
- Sign: SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE. Hilarious! That's the sound bite my computer plays when I power it up.
- Benoit vs. Booker. Could there be a better match to start a WCW ppv?
- Benoit starts with a great arm drag.
- Booker responds with a hip toss.
- Good series of moves -- Benoit trips Booker. Booker rolls out.
- Hey!!! Tony just remembered something. He remembered that Booker had to wrestle twice at Uncensored.
- Bet he can't remember who Booker faced. Or if Benoit ever won the TV title.
- Bill Apter of Pro Wrestling Illustrated is outside the ring snapping pics.
- Bill, I love your magazine. How about posting a real web site?
- Booker with a few stiff elbows. He follows with a slam.
- Dragonscrew legwhip by Benoit. Booker sells it like his left knee is hurt.
- Benoit starts the stiff chops.
- Benoit with a suplex.
- Both men appear to be pacing themselves.
- Leapfrog by Booker -- chop by Benoit.
- Benoit with a snap suplex.
- Benoit tries a belly-to-back suplex -- Booker shifts his weight and lands on Benoit.
- Slick move.
- Benoit drops Booker gut-first on the top rope.
- Benoit with a clothesline. Two count.
- Tony asks us if we can fathom Hogan and Hart as a tag team.
- Bow and arrow by Benoit.
- Booker escapes and hits a powerslam. He had to work for that one.
- Booker to the top -- and misses a crossbody block.
- Benoit tries for the crossface. Booker reaches the ropes.
- Booker gets the spin kick to Benoit's face.
- Sidewalk slam by Booker. Pancake.
- Booker does the break-dance bit.
- Booker to the top -- Benoit drops him on the turnbuckle.
- Benoit with a superplex. Two count.
- Two German suplexes by Benoit.
- Reversal by Booker.
- Full-nelson suplex by Benoit. Two count.
- Uh-oh. I think Benoit's in trouble.
- Benoit hits the top-rope headbutt. The crowd is into it. Two count.
- Booker with a small package. Two.
- Pair of Harlem sidekicks by Booker.
- Missile dropkick.
- Booker wins.
- Benoit takes a back seat. Again.
- Match Two: Saturn vs. Kanyon
- Saturn's in fantastic shape.
- Kanyon comes to the ring dressed as Mortis.
- Hold on, that's not Kanyon. The real Kanyon sneaks up behind Saturn.
- Kanyon pancakes Saturn.
- Here comes Kidman (Humperdido!) and a few other Flockheads.
- Kanyon puts Saturn over the top rope with a clothesline.
- Saturn with a flying vault into the ring.
- Saturn misses a shoulderblock and hits the post.
- Lodi is calling someone out.
- Kanyon tries a bulldog-type move.
- Kidman, Horace and Riggs attack Kanyon.
- The ref tells the boys to Flock off.
- The Flock leaves.
- Kanyon whipped into the guard rail.
- Saturn with a second-rope suplex.
- Tenay: "What a physical match-up." What a stupid saying. Thanks, Jim Ross.
- Drop toehold by Saturn.
- Saturn tries a bizarre arm-submission move.
- Saturn crotches Kanyon on the top rope and clotheslines him to the floor.
- Saturn throws a chair in the ring and sets it up Raven style.
- Saturn springs off the chair and dropkicks Kanyon.
- The crowd has cooled down.
- Triple-jump moonsault by Saturn. Fantastic! He stole that from Sabu.
- Kanyon recovers. Russian leg sweep.
- Kanyon misses an elbow and Saturn nails a neckbreaker. Two count.
- Not a bad match. It's suffering from a lack of proper build-up courtesy of WCW brass.
- Kanyon with a belly-to-back suplex.
- Stun gun by Kanyon. The crowd is falling asleep.
- Small package by Kanyon. Two.
- Saturn with a backslide. Two.
- Kanyon with a bridge. Two.
- Rings of Saturn into a pin. Two.
- Kanyon with a fallaway-slam/pancake move.
- Kanyon with a rack into a slam. Two.
- Kanyon signals for his finishing move.
- But Saturn hits a t-bone suplex. Two count.
- They've slowed. The moves are getting sloppy.
- Saturn with a sidekick.
- Saturn puts Kanyon on the top rope.
- Kanyon fights him off -- both men fall.
- Kanyon hits the floor hard.
- The guy dressed as Mortis throws Kanyon in.
- Another Mortis enters the ring. They start to fight each other.
- Okay, this is stupid.
- Saturn caught by Kanyon -- into a reverse Russian leg sweep.
- 1-2-3. Kanyon wins.
- A Mortis attacks Kanyon.
- It's Raven.
- Raven starts berating Saturn. Blah blah blah -- "What about Raven?"
- Saturn gets mad, Raven backs down.
- Flock comes to ringside. Raven gets brave and the Flock attacks Saturn.
- Saturn cleans house. The crowd wakes up.
- Tony: "A physical match-up."
- Yes, Tony. It was physical. This is wrestling.
- Match Three: WCW Cruiserweight title - Dean Malenko vs. Chris Jericho
- Before the match, they show Jericho whining on recent WCW TV shows.
- It's shades of Roddy Piper, circa 1981.
- Jericho comes out. Is this his last WCW match?
- Malenko looks serious. How surprising.
- Jericho plays the crowd. He's a great heel.
- Malenko looks at the crowd with his stone face. I guess that's as close as he'll get to playing the crowd.
- Malenko nails Jericho to start. But Jericho gains the advantage.
- Malenko with a release suplex. Nasty.
- Malenko with kicks in the corner.
- Punches. Jericho's screaming like a girl.
- Jericho boots Malenko in the face.
- Liontamer attempt. Malenko counters.
- Vertical suplex by Malenko. Two count.
- Snapmare by Malenko. Bow and arrow.
- Jericho wimpers. Makes me proud to be Canadian.
- Jericho with a great mule kick to escape the move.
- Jericho with a lame flip over the turnbuckles. He hits the ringpost.
- Oh, wait. Jericho's "faking" to lure Malenko in.
- Jericho stuns Malenko.
- Jericho with a flying vault outside the ring.
- Sleeperhold by Lionheart.
- The crowd is getting a little bit more lively.
- Baltimore looks like a real rasslin' town.
- Malenko with a sleeper -- Jericho counters with a suplex.
- Jericho chokes Malenko on the ropes.
- Jericho struts around like a goofball.
- Bodyslam by Jericho.
- Lionsault misses. Malenko's gonna win -- I can feel it.
- Malenko with a dropkick and a roll-up into a two count.
- Malenko smashes Jericho's face into the mat.
- They climb up in the corner.
- Malenko's going for the gut-buster.
- Jericho turns it into a Frankensteiner.
- Both men down. Jericho covers. Two.
- Malenko with a pin. Kick out.
- Jericho gets the Liontamer in the middle of the ring.
- Malenko pulls Jericho to the ropes.
- The crowd is heating up.
- Liontamer failed. Lionsault failed. Jericho's not gonna win.
- Sidewalk slam into a bunch of switches that leads into Malenko's Texas Cloverleaf.
- This has got to be it.
- Jericho crawls to the ropes.
- Jericho hits a butterfly-backbreaker.
- Jericho slaps Malenko and starts berating Malenko's late father.
- Malenko loses it.
- Malenko takes it outside and gives Jericho a chair shot.
- The ref disqualifies Malenko.
- Malenko pulls Jericho to the back.
- Jericho tries to escape to the ladies' room.
- They're outside. ECW!! ECW!! ECW!!
- Malenko throws Jericho into a mailbox. Isn't that a federal crime in the United States?
- Jericho crosses the street and disappears into a building.
- So, is Jericho the champ???
- We go to the Internet location
- Eddy Guerrero begs Chavo not to fight him.
- He starts to wimper and says the family doesn't want the match.
- "I'm scared."
- Another funny moment.
- Match Four: Juventud Guerrera vs. Reese
- Promotional montage with Juvi walking around looking melancholy.
- MelanJuvi comes out pointing at the crowd.
- Lodi escorts Reese to the ring.
- Bring back The Yeti.
- Reese is in Juvi's face.
- Man, Reese is huge.
- Juvi is praying in the corner.
- Juvi plays the crowd.
- Reese misses the avalanche.
- Juvi gets tossed around, gets back up, gets tossed around.
- Reese chases Juvi around the ring.
- Juvi dives onto Reese.
- Reese catches Juvi, posts him, and throws him into the ring.
- Juvi lands on his feet and stomps away at Reese as the big man comes back in.
- Juvi kicks Reese in the knees.
- Sleeper by the cruiserweight.
- Reese eventually squishes Juvi in the corner.
- My bud WheezerŠ calls. "Why do they put these guys on the card when they have so many other guys?"
- Reese stands on Juvi's hair and pulls on his arms. Shades of Lou Thesz.
- Reese bearhugs Juvi and shakes him around.
- Juvi with a low blow.
- Reese with a vertical suplex.
- Bring back The Yeti.
- Reese wants the ref to count out Juvi.
- Juvi gets up at nine.
- Reese with a chair. He winds up all day, and gives the ref the chance to take away the chair.
- Lodi distracts the ref. Van Hammer comes out of nowhere and hits Reese with the chair.
- Juvi gets the pin.
- Match Five: Fun with the Guerreros
- Chavo comes to the ring looking a little unstable.
- Eddy comes out looking tentative. And scared.
- Eddy signals to the crowd to kiss his butt.
- Chavo asks Eddy to hit him.
- Chavo stalks Eddy.
- Eddy: "I love you,"
- Chavo slaps Eddy.
- Eddy's mad. They talk some trash.
- Chop city.
- Backdrop by Chavo.
- Eddy with punches.
- Eddy dumps Chavo on the turnbuckle.
- Uppercut by Eddy, followed by a stomp to the face.
- Chavo dumps Eddy over the rope.
- Chavo drives Eddy's face into the turnbuckles.
- Headscissors by Chavo.
- Eddy leaves the ring and Chavo chases after him.
- Great belly-to-back by Eddy.
- Tenay talks about the Guerrero family. And for the 12th consecutive ppv, we're told that Eddy and Chavo are practically the same age.
- Eddy with an armlock.
- Switches and throws.
- Chavo with a moonsault.
- Good show by these guys.
- Eddy's bleeding from the shoulder.
- Eddy throws Chavo into the ring steps. Looks awkward.
- Eddy with a brainbuster. Nice.
- Eddy slaps Chavo. Chavo chokes his uncle.
- The ref pulls Chavo off Eddy.
- Chavo chases Eddy around the ring.
- I start laughing out loud. This has been one funny card.
- Eddy hides behind the referee.
- Chavo moves the ref and Eddy cheap-shots Chavo.
- Standing figure-four by Eddy into a standard figure-four.
- Eddy uses the Gory Guerrero rack.
- Chavo escapes with an arm drag.
- Chavo misses the dropkick.
- Camel clutch by Eddy. Eddy lets it go.
- Eddy plays the crowd.
- Bodyvice by Eddy. Into an airplane spin. Ouch.
- Chavo recovers and Eddy goes out.
- Chavo with a suicide dive.
- They get back in.
- Chavo with a weak pancake followed by a springing second rope bulldog.
- Two count.
- Scoop slam by Chavo.
- Chavo plays the crowd and climbs to the top.
- Eddy gets up fast. I mean fast. And he knocks Chavo off the top.
- Frogsplash. Miss.
- Chavo with a tornado DDT that he turns into a clothesline over the top rope.
- Tornado DDT by Chavo.
- Wow!!! He nailed it. Spectacular. So far, it's the move of the night.
- Chavo covers.
- Man, that was a pretty damn good match.
- Match Six: WCW TV title - Fit Finley vs. Booker T
- Is there any chance that Fit Finley will hang on to the belt?
- Nah -- I think WCW is trying to build Booker into an iron man -- a guy who'll wrestle twice a night to take a title.
- Booker gets the early advantage.
- Lots of punches, clotheslines and such.
- Booker starts with his kicks.
- Finley takes it to the mat with a leg lock.
- Bit of a slow start.
- Booker with a headlock.
- Finley whips Booker into the ropes. Booker responds with a great flying forearm.
- Finley knocked to the outside with a clothesline.
- Booker with a crossbody block to the floor.
- They come back in.
- Finley ducks a sidekick, counters and puts on a leglock.
- He bends Booker's "injured" left leg in an unnatural direction.
- Finley with a variation of the figure four.
- Booker kicks Finley away.
- Finley plays the crowd and stomps on Booker.
- Finley works the leg over the apron and ropes.
- Shouldertackle by the former Belfast Bruiser.
- Booker jumps over Finley and rolls into a sunset flip. Two count.
- Finley goes back to the leg. He puts Booker into some weird holds.
- Booker gets free and starts to pound away at Finley.
- Finley hits a kneebreaker.
- Finley weakens Booker some more and plays the crowd.
- Booker thrown out of the ring.
- Finley picks up a chair. The ref talks him out of it.
- Finley wraps the leg around the post.
- Finley back in. Booker follows.
- The stomping continues.
- The crowd starts looking away from the match and start to chant "Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye."
- Booker ducks a clothesline and hits a spin kick.
- Powerslam. Followed by one of the best scissor kicks Booker's ever done.
- Break-dance. Finley hits the clothesline.
- Finley goes for the tombstone. Booker turns it over.
- They lose the hold but try to salvage it.
- It's a blown spot, and trying to salvage it looked bad.
- Finley misses a shoulder block in the corner.
- Booker with a piledriver.
- Booker is TV champ once again.
- Is that three titles or five? Tony?
- Stevie Ray joins Booker in the ring.
- Match Seven: US title - Bill Goldberg vs. Konnan (with Curt Hennig and Rick Rude)
- Ninety seconds?
- WCW is portraying this as Goldberg's 100th match.
- It isn't.
- Still, they say he's 99-0 heading into this one.
- Goldberg chants from the crowd. Lots of them. And they're loud.
- It looks like everyone is standing.
- I can't believe how popular this guy is.
- I haven't seen anything like this since The Road Warriors hit the scene.
- Konnan tossed back. He leaves the ring.
- Headlock by Goldberg.
- Konnan tries a Russian legsweep that Goldberg turns into a leglock.
- Konnan clubbers Goldberg's back.
- Konnan tries to whip Goldberg into the turnbuckle. Reversal.
- Goldberg charges Konnan. Konnan gets the feet up.
- Konnan charges Goldberg. Spear.
- Goldberg taunts Hennig and Rude.
- 117 seconds.
- Goldberg!!! Goldberg!!! Goldberg!!! Goldberg!!!
- This guy is over with the crowd.
- Konnan is attacked after the match by Hennig and Rude.
- Hennig takes off the Wolfpack shirt -- he's got an nWo Hollywood shirt underneath.
- Kevin Nash and Lex Luger rush out to save Konnan.
- That's three straight PPV's that someone has turned on Nash.
- Note to WCW bookers: the nWo storyline has had too many twists and turns. That's one reason why it's become boring.
- Match Eight: I open a bottle of Corona beer
- Me vs. the bottle -- no twist off cap, no bottle opener.
- I chomp down on cap with my molars.
- The bottle gives up the cap and I get juice! (well, beer)
- Don't try this at home...
- Match Nine: Hollywood Hogan and Bret Hart vs. Roddy Piper and Randy Savage
- It's Michael Buffer.
- Somebody save me.
- Piper and Savage enter separately.
- They're supposed to fight each other following this match.
- Hogan and Hart enter to Hogan's music.
- Hart is being wasted.
- I take a look at Piper and realize that no matter how bad he is (or will get), I'll always have a soft spot for the man.
- I was the ultimate Piper mark at one time.
- That was when he was a wrestler.
- Hogan's at least as bad.
- Piper and Hogan start.
- Alright, I'll give him some credit -- Piper shows some hustle.
- Punch, punch. Eye gouge.
- Piper works over Hogan. Savage tags in.
- Punch, punch.
- Piper tags in.
- He nails Hogan with two atomic drops.
- Bite. Punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, punch, punch.
- Savage tags in. Eye rake.
- Piper tags in. Punch, punch.
- Booty Disciple nails Piper with the title belt.
- Hart tags in. He follows the lead: punch, eye rake.
- Punch, punch, kick, kick.
- Side scoop backbreaker.
- Savage argues with the ref.
- Hogan in. Punch, punch, eye rake.
- The heels work over Piper.
- Hart in. Russian leg sweep. Two count.
- Savage continues the crapola with the ref.
- Piper pulls Hart into a small package. A verrrrrrrrrrrry slooooooooow small package.
- Hart with more punches.
- Folks, a great deal of WCW's salary budget goes to guys like this.
- Hogan distracts the ref as Piper tags Savage. No tag, says the ref.
- Savage chases off Hogan. Hogan argues with the ref.
- Hart goes for a headbutt to Piper's midsection -- and Savage slips a chair in the way. Bonk.
- Hart and Piper reach for simultaneous hot tags.
- Savage fights off Hogan and Hart.
- Savage covers Hogan, and Hart makes the save.
- Hogan accidentally hits Hart.
- Piper handles Hogan as Savage goes for his finisher.
- But Savage's bum knee gives out.
- Tenay: "It just went out on him, Tony."
- Hogan and Piper go outside.
- Booty takes on Piper. Hogan posts Savage's leg.
- Hart with the sharpshooter.
- Savage: "I give up. Ooooh yeah!!!"
- (Okay Savage didn't say that, but he did give up.)
- nWo Hollywood leaves.
- That leads us to...
- Match Ten: Roddy Piper vs. Randy Savage
- Okerlund comes into the ring to interview Piper.
- Piper tries to help Savage to his feet. He doesn't want the match.
- But Savage clotheslines Piper. The match is on.
- Savage chokes Piper.
- Punch. Piper goes down.
- Savage to the top. This time the knee doesn't give out and he hits the elbow.
- Savage doesn't cover right away. He clutches the leg.
- Piper kicks out. Savage gets pissed at the ref and decks him.
- Piper with a low blow.
- Piper puts Savage in a figure-four.
- Another ref comes to the ring.
- Savage: "I give up. Ooooh yeah!!!"
- Okay, I'm joking again. But he did give up for the second time in less than five minutes.
- Match Eleven: Sting vs. The Giant
- Winner takes home the WCW tag titles.
- Hmm... the broadcast is starting to run late. Will this be a quick one?
- The Giant comes to ringside with a cigarette. Right.
- Sting looks stupid in the red face paint. The white's a lot more striking.
- Wonder if the Giant is going to put the cigarette out in Sting's eye, ala Brutus Beefcake and Barry Windham, 8/24/85.
- Hey -- he just blew smoke in Sting's face.
- That second hand smoke is dangerous...
- Sting slaps the Giant.
- Giant goes for a "quick" avalanche. Sting moves and kicks away at the Giant.
- He hits a Stinger splash. He tries another and gets a big boot to the gut.
- Giant pounds Sting.
- Sting ducks a few clotheslines and tries a crossbody block. He bounces off the Giant.
- The Giant makes some noise.
- He hits a big elbow.
- Giant press slam into the turnbuckles.
- Giant applies a bearhug.
- Sting bites his way out of it.
- Sting with a dropkick to the knee. Ouch.
- Stinger splash. Another.
- Sting hits a BODYSLAM!!!
- Scorpion death lock and the Giant powers out immediately.
- Scorpion death drop. Two count.
- Giant tries a choke slam -- but Sting hits him low.
- Another scorpion death drop. Another two.
- The Giant gets a kick in the face.
- Sting applies the scorpion death drop from the second rope.
- Sting gets the belts.
- So, who'll be his partner? Your $30 don't get you the answer...you have to watch Nitro tomorrow.
- I hope it's El Dandy.
- Trivia answer: Hey! There was no trivia question. Sorry. It's just
a habit. Er, that's it.