WCW Worldwide - Saturday, 11/7/98
- Is it just me, or does "They call me Hole in One,
because I never miss." sound like a Val Venis line?
- I got to play WCW Revenge last weekend. Besides what was
already mentioned in Wade's report, just a couple other
things I wanted to say
- The run-ins are "smart", kinda. From
what we saw, it seemed like they programmed guys
who've feuded in the past to run in on each
other. When I was winning the Cruiserweight Title
with La Parka (he makes the weight limit!), Disco
Inferno ran in on him (Superbrawl). Bulldog ran
in Hennig (Spring Stampede?). Goldberg ran in on
Giant. Kinda cool...
- You can be the managers. During the game, you can
hit the Z button (that's the button underneath)
to turn from manual to computer control. Well, if
you've got a manager (or even an run-in-er) during
your match, just plug in a controller to player 3
and 4, and press the Z button to take control.
You can't lock up, but you can cause havoc!
- 40 man battle royales, with ring out
eliminations, rule the f'n world. Especially when
you're playing three or four players. We usually
had three people playing, so in one part of the
ring, two human players in battling to the death
and in another part, a human guy is kicking the
heck out of a computer player.
- Of course, playing on easy might have
something to do with that...
- Larry and Tony start of by talking up Halloween
- We go to Mike Tenay shows us stills from Havoc
- Despite showing stills of it, Tenay neglects to
mention the Rick vs Scott match, as he's too busy
talking about the tag match.
- They have "dramatic" music in the
background. It's not so good.
- Tenay segways right into a quick promo for WW3
- Lee Marshall with the Giant
- While Marshall is hyping WW3, the Giant walks
behind him and starts making faces.
- Then he gives Lee bunny ears. Funny.
- Giant seems to believe that since he's the
biggest, he's going win.
- Giant "I can beat anyone anytime. I could
beat you right now."
- Unfortunately, he doesn't...
- About the Waterboy movie: "I got a
break..I'm not going forget the little people on
the way up."
- "Lee Marshall, when I'm a huge
multi-millionare movie star, you can come over
and wash my cars."
- Giant seemed like he was having fun there...and
no chokeslam yell. Makes a good interview.
- WW3 pointless promo
- Tony "Goldberg shows that you can go a long way
without losing a match. But you can go a long way by
losing a match."
- Oh, we're talking about DDP.
- Larry says you can only get better if you learn
from your mistakes.
- We go to Nitro,
Bret vs DDP, for the US Title
- You notice how they're now calling them
"illegal" objects (as opposed
to the old practice of calling them
- Tony says DDP took the biggest beating in the
history of our sport.
- Well, not quite. But he took a beating.
- Tony says that our match of the week features the
cruiserweights. "Seems like it happens every
- Cruiserweights have good matches every
week? Who'd have thought...
- Match of the week: Juvie vs Kidman for the Cruiserweight
Title on Nitro
- You know, if they said Kidman gave him the shot,
because he wanted to face him, or somehow
explained how Juvie got the shot, it'd have done a
world of good.
- They talk about Rick and his tag team partner...World Tag
Team Champion, Kaos
- We go back to Nitro
again, to see Kaos and Rick take on Stevie and Giant.
- This reminds me, on www.nwowrestling.com,
they were talking about why this Kaos became
- As speculated, they were looking for a
way to break up every concept tag team,
and High Voltage was left.
- Before Rage got injured, plans were to
have turn on Kaos and join the Flock.
- They figured Rage makes the better heel
and Kaos would be the better face.
- Anyways, expect those two to break about
when Rage comes back.
- I'd also like to take this opportunity to point
out that while Kenny Kaos has an
"official" title reign in WCW, Chris
Benoit does not.
- WW3 pointless promo
- Lee Marshall with El Patron Eddie Guerrero
- His bodyguard (the new guy) isn't with him
- Eddie says the lWo is all Eric's fault
- Eddie: "It's not a orginzation, it's a way
- Tony "Norman Smiley's submission wrestling has
proved very succesful here in WCW."
- NOOOOOO! They got Lee Marshall doing commentary! Tenay's
there, but what does it matter?
- Renegade vs Julio Sanchez
- Sanchez shows up every so often on WWF Shotgun,
doing the job. Wonder how he pulls off working
for both promotions. Or do they care?
- Oh, that music can mean only one person...Mar-
- Oops, forget that. We get Renegade to the ring
- Lee and Tenay spend the match talking about the
Renegade needing some change...managment comes
- Renegade beats on Julio early with punches and
- Renegade whips Julio into the ropes, back elbow
to take down Julio
- Renegade whips Julio again, but Julio gives him a
flying head scissors
- Julio whips Renegade, sunset flip for a two count
- Renegade comes back up, and gives Julio a
pumphandle backbreaker, and holds Julio over his
knee for the attempted submission.
- Renegade still has it on. Rocky King is your ref, BTW.
- He's been slowly improving as a ref, at
least to me, since he started off. He
seems more confident.
- Renegade whips Julio to the corner.
- Renegade charges in, but gets a foot to the face
- Julio off the top...crossbody press for 2
- Julio picks up and pushes Renegade into the
corner. Julio gives some forearms.
- Julio whips to the corner, reversed by Renegade.
Julio tries for a springboard crossbody block,
- Renegade whips again.to the opposite corner.
Handspring elb-err, back body press...
- Guess either he didn't feel like hitting
the elbow, or he mistimed it.
- Renegade with another backbreaker..1..2...3
- Wow, that was quick.
- Your Winner: Renegade
- Barry Houston vs Norman Smiley
- Rocky King is the ref again.
- Lockup, and Smiley muscles Houston to the ground.
- Houston really isn't happy about that and shoves
- Houston and Smiley lockup and do a series of
reversals which ends with Houston going for a
double underhook suplex.
- But, Smiley blocks it. So, Houston puts on this
weird submission. Even Tenay is confused.
- Smiley eventually reverses to a wristlock, which
puts Houston on the canvas
- Houston does a kip up to get out, runs off the
ropes and delivers a shoulderblock
- Smiley is stunned, but comes back with a punch,
and the obligatory European Uppercut
- Meanwhile, Lee and Tenay are talking about Alex
Wright and his claim to be the best European
wrestler in WCW. They take their time getting to
British Bulldog (talking up Smiley and Fit
first), but they do mention him. Hmm.
- Back in the match, Smiley hits a double underhook
backbreaker, for a two count.
- Wow, third backbreaker in two matches.
- Smiley stomps him on the mat, picks Houston up
and pushes him into the corner.
- Smiley tries for the corner whip, but Houston
reverses into an armbar.
- Smiley reverses out, taking down Houston.
- Smiley backs up for a running clothesline, but
Houston knocks him down with one of his own.
- Houston covers for a 2 count
- Houston picks Smiley up for a long vertical
suplex. Another two count.
- Houston whips Smiley into the ropes. Smiley comes
back with a sunset flip
- Houston tries to stay up, so Smiley counters by
taking just one leg down and putting on an ankle
- Houston quickly gets to the ropes.
- Smiley goes after Houston's knee. A kick to the
knee, then he picks up Houston, folds in his left
leg, and drops him on his right leg.
- You know, I've seen that move done many
times, but I can't think of the name of
- Smiley locks on the kneebar submission...and
- Your Winner: Norman Smiley
- Tony and Larry wrap up.
- Incredibly, Shotgun Saturday Night is next...and the
first wrestler to come out? Marc Mero :)