WCW Saturday Night - Saturday, 07/04/98
WCW Saturday Night - Saturday, 07/04/98
- Welcome to the one hour Fourth of July edition of Saturday Night.
- I got a ton of responses to my question about the :05 TBS start time.
Thanks to everyone who wrote. The start time is called "Turner Time" and most
of the responses offer one of the following two explanations:
- The :05 start time lures viewers to keep watching TBS after a program's
conclusion as other programs have already begun.
- The :05 start time separates TBS programs in television listings including
- Now onto the show...
- Scott Putski defeats Barry Horowitz with a Polish Hammer (Thanks Wade)
- Scott and Mike immediately commence the Nitro hype. Let's hope it will be
as great as they claim.
- Horowitz begins the match by putting Putski in a side headlock.
- Putski responds with a backdrop suplex and a backbreaker.
- Elbow by Putski, who covers for two.
- Horowitz takes over, raking Putski's eyes.
- Horowitz rams Scott into the turnbuckle, then lands a suplex.
- Horowitz covers for two.
- Putski regains control with a double leg takedown.
- Running ax handle by Putski and pin by Putski for the win.
- Starburst Fruit Chews Road Report with Mean Gene
- A new promo for Bash At The Beach airs with Nash at a beach and the
Giant popping out of the water... okay...
- More Nitro hype with Scott and Mike. Tenay says Goldberg is 106-0.
- Vincent defeats Buddy Lee Parker with a Cobra Clutch.
- The two trade armbars to begin.
- Vincent nails Parker with right hands and sends him to the mat with a hip toss.
- Parker is sent to the outside with a clothesline and gets nailed with a baseball slide.
- Parker recovers and throws Vincent into the steps.
- Back inside, Parker lands a clothesline and forearm but cannot get the three count.
- Vincent comes back with right hands but misses a clothesline.
- What's this? Vincent shows a little wrestling skill by blocking Parker's Russian Leg Sweep.
- Vincent applies a Cobra Clutch for the win, using the ropes as an aid.
- Not even Parker will job to Vincent cleanly.
- Raven promo
- Hennig/Greene promo
- Psychosis defeats Evan Kourageous with a top rope guillotine leg drop
- Kourageous attacks early with a few right hands.
- Evan charges right into Psychosis's raised leg, losing the advantage.
- Kourageous retakes control with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker.
- Springboard crossbody by Kourageous for two.
- Psychosis recovers, but misses a charge and falls outside.
- Evan lands a top rope plancha and throws Psychosis back in.
- Psychosis dropkicks Evan as he tries a flying crossbody.
- Evan comes back with a backdrop and a pin attempt.
- Front suplex by Psychosis to regain control.
- Top rope guillotine leg drop by Psychosis for the win.
- Best match of today's show, by far.
- Nitro highlights air.
- Fit Finley defeats "Magic" Norman Smiley with a Tombstone Piledriver
- The match takes a long time to begin as the wrestlers grapple and trade armbars.
- Finally, Finley gains the upper hand and sends Smiley into the turnbuckles.
- After nailing Smiley with kicks, Finley throws Smiley's face against the ring apron.
- Back inside, Finley lands a shoulderblock.
- Smiley takes control with a hip toss, but Finley retreats to the outside.
- Finley nails Smiley while shaking his hand, allowing him to retake control.
- Finley charges into the turnbuckles, allowing Smiley to roll Finley up for two.
- Forearm smash by Finley followed by the Tombstone, and it's over.
- The Week in WCW Motorsports
- PPV Promo
- Gene has information on the Four Horsemen on the hotline.
- Disco Inferno defeats Jon Paul with a piledriver.
- Jon Paul enters for the main event.
- In a related note, last week's Saturday Night got a low 1.9 rating.
- Disco starts off with two shoulderblocks after a side headlock.
- Jon Paul lands a hip toss, followed by a powerslam.
- Jon Paul lands a dropkick but misses a follow-up.
- People's Elbow by Disco, followed by kicks in the corner and an atomic drop.
- Clothesline by Disco, who covers for two.
- Disco contines with a slam, ax handle, another elbow, and another slam.
- Disco misses an ax handle from the turnbuckles, allowing Jon Paul to land a backdrop.
- Dropkick by Jon Paul, who pins Disco for two.
- Paul lands fists in the corner following by a flying forearm, but still gets only two.
- Paul misses a splash, allowing Disco to land a piledriver for the win.