WCW Worldwide - Saturday, 8/29/98
Raw/Nitro Reviewer, Jarod Triplett
"Now for the Shamrock-Severn match. Anybody who
didn't see a screwjob ending for this one should not
only be forced to watch WCW Worldwide, they have to
wrestle on Worldwide as an up and coming Japanese superstar."
- I really thought Shamrock would get a pin! Oh well...I'm
hearing my ring name will be Sushi Shrimp.
- Anyway...I just moved into my new dorm room for this year, and in attempt to meet people, I went to a White Sox game with some of them...Now, given that I'm not really good talking with people I haven't met before and I'm not the biggest fan of the White Sox, you'd think that would be bad enough, right? I got four words for you...Country and Western Night. All night long, country music as players came up. After the game, before the fireworks, we had to hear two singers, a Lorrita Tritt "stylist" and a Garth Brooks "stylist". The woman might have been okay, I just really didn't like the music. The Garth Brooks impersonater...he was getting so booed, he cut out a song from his act so he could get out of there sooner. Truly,
an evening that I shall never forget.
- Yuji Nagata (w/Sonny Onoo) vs Frankie Lancaster
- If, as it seems, Kaz joins Onoo, will we see a Nagata/Kaz team?
- More importantly, will we care?
- Nagata smartly works over Lancaster's legs early in the match. Psychology and junk like that.
- Lancaster makes the typical jobber comeback.
- But, not to deviate from the normal script, Nagata comes back, and gets the Nagata Lock for the win.
- Barry Horowitz vs Scott Putski
- Waitaminute, did I change channels? Err...maybe not.
- Putski gets the first move in, giving him really good odds to win.
- Horowitz is coming back, using a knee-lift and European Uppercut
- You don't see many known Europeans, using a EU...
- Horowitz whips Putski into the oppsite corner and runs right into a clothesline from Scott.
- Scott misses a dropkick, and Barry gives him a full nelson.
- Stomp, stomp, stomp on Putski...and a nice Northern Lights Suplex for a two count.
- Small package for two, by Barry...and a gutwrench suplex.
- Barry goes for a side headlock, and Scott belly-to-back suplexs him.
- Barry loses a fist fight, but gets in a kick and whips Scott to the ropes.
- Barry misses a cross body and ends up getting backdropped.
- Polish Hammer, Putski Bomb, 1, 2, 3
- Hey, there's that Warrior fellow. Moving on...
- Raven (w/ Sign Guy Lodi, Master of Saturn) vs Bobby Blaze
- Um....Raven ain't so good when he doesn't have a chair...this wasn't too interesting
- No DROP TOE HOLD O' DOOM :(
- Raven chucks Blaze to the outside, so Lodi can get some cheap shots in like Vincent/Hart/Onoo do.
- Unfortuntely, this is Lodi, so he messes up and gets beaten up
- Rey Mysterio vs Scott Armstrong
- Hey look...there's an Armstrong!
Not the right one, but close enough.
- Remeber when I brought up not seeing them a lot earlier this month? I got this letter from David Smith
Little note on the Armstrongs: They are currently working for a very small independent known as Southern Star Championship Wrestling. It has run one show in Pelham, Alabama (which is right out of my hometown of Birmingham) with their dad Bullet Bob. Another show is scheduled for August and here are some other famous or not so famous names on the card:
"Mad Dog" Dan Sawyer(Buzz's Son)
- Back to the match. Scott gets in a shoulder first, blowing my theory out of the water
- No way Scott's winning this one.
- Scott whips Mysterio, but a clothesline attempt is too high, and Rey takes him down with a headscissors.
- Scott rolls outside, and gets kicked on the way back in.
- Rey whips him into the ropes and slides outside in order to trip him up. Mysterio comes back in with a springboard legdrop, for a 2.
- Rey with an armdrag...armbar. Scott powers Rey into the corner and headbutts his way out of the hold.
- Scott whips Rey into the opposite corner, clotheslines him, chokes him and slams Rey's face into the turnbuckle.
- Rey comes off the ropes and sunset flips Scott. Two count and Scott knocks Rey down as he tries to
get back up.
- Armstrong to the top, but he's not the lucha here and Rey knocks him off the top.
- Rey gets some punches in and than a 'rana from the top for uno,dos,tres.
- Next week, they threaten to make me watch Mike Enos, Kendall Windham, Glacier and Fit Finley.
- TPE (w/table and no push) vs Bulldog and Anvil (w/o table or push)
- Man, the match between the two teams that have fallen the most...
- You know what I said about Raven? Replace Raven with TPE and chair with Table shot, and you got
an equally true statement
- Bulldog and Anvil win, with a move that looks like the old Hart Attack Hart Foundation Finisher.