WCW Saturday Night - 1/30/99
WCW Saturday Night - 01/30/99
- Hey all.
- I'm in a hurry to wrap this up, so just one quick thing...
- WCW's planning a house show in Chicago's United Center, March 19th. Rumor
has it, we may see a Flair vs Hogan main event. Thing is, even though
shows announced for earlier and later dates have gone on sale, this one
hasn't. Any know why or when it will?
- I wonder if the NBA rescheduling may move or bump this, so they're holding off?
- Barry Horowitz vs Glacier
- Tenay and Hudson start of the show by comparing the hype for the Super Bowl
- Could this be Glacier's last match? Various newsboards are reporting
that he's about to go in for a gimmick change.
- Horowitz attacks before the before the bell, with an ax-handle, followed
by some punches and an atomic drop.
- Horowitz whips Glacier into the ropes, back elbow, cover and a 2-count.
- Barry gives himself a big old pat on the back.
- Glacier comes back up with a chop, kick to the midsection and trips Barry
to the mat, before choking him.
- After Glacier is forced to break the choke, Horowitz connects with an ax-handle
and whips Glacier into the ropes.
- Glacier reverses, and hits a side kick.
- Glacier stomps on Horowitz and follows with a body slam. And then
a nice rolling legdrop, cover for 1.
- Glacier chokes Barry some more, breaks and kicks him in the midsection.
- Glacier forces Barry into the corner and does some kicks on him.
Barry fights back, but only gets more kicks and chops for his trouble.
- Glacier taunts the fans for a sec, then chokes Barry with his foot.
- Glacier whips Barry across the ring and succesfully charges in after.
Now he chokes him with his knee. He's pulling out all the chokes
he knows for this big matchup ;)
- Glacier chokes Barry some more, with a front chancery.
- Horowitz escapes after a bit and starts kicking at Glacier.
- Glacier uses an eye poke to stop that, hits a few chops, then cross corner whips Barry.
- Barry avoids the corner charge, and starts his comeback. Belly to
back suplex, a few stomps, a jaw breaker and a Northern Lights Suplex for
a 2 count.
- Barry whips Glacier into the ropes, and goes for a dropkick.
- Glacier holds the ropes, so Barry just hits air.
- Cryonic Kick, Ice Pick, but Barry doesn't submit, as they do the three arm drops.
- Your Winner: Glacier
- Hudson: "Is this man [Glacier] on a roll!"
- Superbrawl IX Promo
- Nitro Girls Calendar Promo
- Mike and Scott talk about Nitro
- Mostly about all the celebs who stood with Goldberg.
- Goldberg will be at the Super Bowl on Sunday, rooting for his old team.
- They compare the Lombardi trophy and the WCW World Heavyweight Title
- Later tonight, Rey vs Psychosis vs Kidman in a Crusierweight title match,
and NorMAN vs Chavo
- Chad Fortune vs Kendall Windham
- Hey, it's Chad Fortune, member of the WCW Pit Crew. With a better
- They talk about Fortune's football background...Tight End at Louisville,
played for Miami, Chicago (he did?) and in the World Football League.
- The announcers talk about Chad Fortune's partner, Dale Toreborg, last seen
on the Nitro I went to.
- Torborg was facing the same opponent he was facing there. Maybe
Fortune wants some revenge. Nah.
- Torborg blew out his knee badly in that match.
- He's hoping to get back in the ring in March.
- Hey, Bret Hart's going be on Mad TV next week.
- Match, what match? Kendall with a bulldog for the 3.
- Your Winner: Kendall Windham
- Superbrawl IX Promo
- Mene Gene plugs the hotline. Seems like Terry Talyor to WWF stuff,
as well as if Ventura will be on Nitro.
- Emory Hale vs Hugh Morrus (w/ Jimmy Hart)
- Morrus "You made it happen. You made us come back."
- Hudson says the connection between Morrus, Meng and Barbarian is that they
all need Hart's guidance to focus on their matches.
- Of course, they're all the former Dungeon of Doom, but for some reason,
they have not pointed that out. Konnan's not with anyone anymore, so he could
join back up and all they'd need to do is get Kevin Sullivian out of retirement.
- Morrus starts pounding Hale, with a kick to the midsection, punch to the
head, whip to the corner and a successful shoulder charge in.
- Morrus then tries to whip Hale into the ropes, but it's reversed and Hale
comes up with a powerslam.
- Hale goes for a running knee drop, but misses.
- Hugh distracts the ref, so Hart can choke Hale using the ropes.
- Morrus goes back to work, whipping Hale into the ropes, but...
- Hale comes back with a sunset flip for a 2 count.
- Morrus is up first, and nails Hale with a clothesline, before going up
to top the very slowly.
- Morrus's elbowdrop misses, as Hale gets out of the way.
- Hale gets up, stomps Morrus, then punches him some, following with a Russian
- Hale yells "This one's for your momma" before hit a legdrop and covering
- Hale yells "Going for a ride" before vertically suplexing Morrus for a 2.
- Hale chokes Morrus in the corner with his boot.
- Morrus tries to headbutt his way out of the corner, but Hale headbutts
- Hale with a whip into the other corner, lariat.
- Hale whips Morrus back to the first corner...
- Pro Wrestling 101 - Never, EVER, whip a guy to the opposite corner twice
in a row.
- Morrus reverses, and gets a bulldog when Hale bounces out of the corner.
- Morrus hits the No Laughing Matter for a three count.
- Your Winner: Hugh Morrus.
- Superbrawl IX Promo (the third time, already)
- Quick run down of the Kim/DDP/Steiner angle. Highlights from 12/18 Nitro, 12/21 Thunder and 12/25 Nitro
- Chris Adams (w/his new Judo Outfit) vs Lenny Lane
- Lock up, and Adams breaks out of it with some punches. He whips Lane
into the ropes.
- Lane comes back with a shoulderblock.
- They do a few reversals, ending up with Lenny doing the Karate Kid Crane pose.
- Adams answers the pose with a enziguri and follows with a belly to back.
- Adams goes up top and misses what looked to be a diving headbutt.
- Lane throws him out of the ring and bangs his head into the apron a couple times.
- Lane whips Adams into the guardrail and charges after.
- Adams backdrops him onto the guardrail. Adams goes back the ring, Lenny follows.
- They mention that Adams at one time teamed with Terry Taylor. Hmm, thought his name would have been taboo, after defecting to the WWF.
- Adams misses an axehandle, Lenny comes back with a punch and something I can't make out from my notes for a 2 count.
- Lenny with a body slam and a legdrop for another 2 count.
- Lenny whips Adams into the ropes, but Adams lands a sunset flip for 2.
- Lenny Thesz Presses Adams, complete with punches to the face. Followed by a vertical suplex.
- Lenny takes his time getting to the top, and misses what Tenay called a "corkscrew moonsault" when Adams moves out of the way
- If that's what it was, it didn't look right...he only got half of the turn.
- Adams with a superkick, and some weird headscissors and arm submission for the win.
- Your Winner: Chris Adams.
- We see the video montage from Thunder detailing the build up to the Hogan/Flair Superbrawl match. (4)
- Villano V vs Mike Enos
- Tenay updates us on Villano IV's condition
- He's back home in Mexico City, coming to Atlanta once a month to visit the doctors.
- Doesn't expect to get back in the ring till mid '99.
- V with a headlock to start the match. He bounces of the ropes and hits a dropkick on Enos.
- V off the ropes again, with a cross body block
- Enos catches him, powerslams him to the mat, holds on to him, and gives him a Hot Shot as well.
- That looked cooler that it sounds.
- Enos with a body slam
- V right back up, with a chop, kick to the midsection and a swinging neckbreaker for 2.
- Enos rolls out of the ring to stall.
- After Enos rolls back in, V armbars him, and then switches over to DDT him. 2 count.
- V drops some elbows to the inside of Enos' leg and then tries to go up top.
- Enos grabs him as V's on his way up, so Villano is on Enos's shoulders, and Enos falls backwards...an electric chair suplex.
- Enos back up with a kick to a midsection and a vertical suplex.
- Enos tries to take of Villano's mask, but Villano rolls him up for a 2 count.
- Villano off the ropes, and is powerslammed.
- Enos puts him up top, and does his second rope twisting powerslam for the win.
- Enos goes for the mask again, but Villano rolls out of the ring.
Your Winner: Mike Enos
- Mean Gene with "Squire" Dave Taylor and David 'Fit' Finley
- Gene thinks these two are representing the UK in the tournament.
- Finley on Gene "You talk like you have verbal diahrrea."
- Taylor "We speak the real English."
- Finley "We've wrestled freaks, geeks and rednecks all over the world."
- Finley says that he and Taylor will be the first European (WCW) World Tag Team Champions in history. Okerlund claims there must have been others, but Finley is right. From the WCW World Tag Titles back to the NWA Titles back to 1980, there has never been a European Tag Team Champion. Was that luck, or did Finley actually do his homework?
- Superbrawl IX Promo (5)
- Nitro stills of Hall/Bigelow/Goldberg/Norton
- Rey Mysterio Jr. (w/lWo Shirt) vs Psychosis vs Kidman for the Crusierweight title
- Quick replay of the beatdown on Thunder of Mysterio.
- The match is alternately called a three way dance and a triangle match.
Actually, it's the WWF's style...three men in the ring at all times, first pin wins.
To the best of my understanding, a three way dance is all three in the
ring, elimination style, and a triangle is two men in the ring with tags,
and may or may not be elimination.
- No play by play here, just highlights.
- Psychosis taunts both Kidman and Rey before the match, so they team up early.
- Of course, they screw up. Kidman messes up first, with a clothesline on Rey.
- They keep working together, however, and Rey accidently springboard Thesz
Presses Kidman, who had been holding Psychosis.
- So then, after ejecting Psychosis from the ring, they start to fight each
other...which allows Psychosis to missle dropkick both of them.
- Psychosis hits a nice top rope victory roll for a 2 count.
- Rey with a cool sunset flip variation for a 2 count.
- Rey and Kidman team up for their springboard Doomsday Device move, Kidman
gets a 2 count before Rey breaks.
- Rey ends up out of the ring, and gets planched by Kidman. Psychosis
goes up to the top turnbuckle and planchas both of them.
- They all fight each other and stop each other from getting in to the ring
- Your Winner: No one. (Triple Countout)
- Wow. Never seen a TCOR before. Good match, screw finish.
- Kidman and Rey shake after the match.
- Mene Gene plugs the hotline. Same stuff as before.
- Manny Fernandez vs Chris Jericho (w/ Ralphus)
- Manny isn't the Manny, he's just a Manny, which clears up a few e-mails
- They plug Ralphus's interview on WCW.com and Tenay's article about Hudson
in WCW's March issue of their magazine.
- Lockup, they end up in the corner and Jericho gives a clean break? Wow.
- Jericho with a headlock, into Move #234 (armbar)
- Manny to the ropes to break the hold, then puts Jericho in a headlock.
- Manny off the ropes and shoulderblocks Jericho. He runs off the ropes again...
- Jericho dropkicks him. Manny to his feet, but feels some chops.
- Manny whips Jericho into the ropes, hiptoss, legdrop for a 2 count.
- Manny with another Irish Whip, but Jericho reverses and Hot Shots him.
- As Manny gets back to his feet, Jericho with a kick and a corner whip.
- Jericho charges in...to Manny's boot.
- Fernandez with a clothesline and a single arm suplex for a 2 count.
- Manny off the ropes...
- Jericho catches him with a spinebuster and moves right into the Liontamer. Tap out.
- Your Winner: Chris Jericho
- Superbrawl IX Promo (6)
- Back to Nitro, to see stills of Scott Dickinson
- Bobby Blaze vs the Man in the Red Dress
- Saturn starts off with a dropkick, and stomping down Blaze in the corner.
- Saturn whips him into the corner and connects on a clothesline.
- Blaze rolls out of the ring and calls time out.
- After Blaze rolls back in, he gets kicked and Saturn goes off the ropes.
- Blaze plants him with an elbow, whips him and hits a running knee.
- Blaze off the ropes again, Saturn hits him ...with a low blow? Odd.
- Saturn with a leg drop, and then a headscissors submission move.
- Saturn lets go, and both men get up. Saturn lands some punches.
- Blaze with a leg trip, and Saturn lands on the ropes.
Blaze goes out side, and gives Saturn a couple of elbows, so his head hits
- Back inside, a gutwrench suplex gives Blaze a 2 count. Chinlock.
- Blaze catapults Saturn into the corner, and goes up top.
- Top rope ax-handle misses from Blaze and Saturn immediately hits a T-Bone suplex.
- Saturn with a side kick, which knocks Blaze into the corner.
- Saturn goes up to the second rope, pulls his dress over Blaze's head and gives him 8 punches.
- Saturn with a suplex, goes up top..frog splash!
- Saturn ends it with a Death Valley Driver.
- Your Winner: Saturn
- That same long Hogan/Flair match promo for Superbrawl (7)
- The European Daves (Taylor and Finley) vs the Armstrongs (Scott and Steve) in a NON-tournament match.
- Once again, back to Thunder, as we recap the Outsiders joining(?) the Tournament.
- No match summary here, because this is getting a little long. Just highlights.
- Hudson "The bracketing has been laid out." Where? I mean, besides here.
- Lots of stalling to start the match.
- A lot of the stiff kind of moves that Taylor and Finley are known for doing.
- Steve catapulted Finley right into Taylor in a nice spot.
- The annoucers talk about a Nitro in Canada (Toronto, I think) coming up in March.
- After a missed tag by the ref, Steve finally made the hot tag to Scott.
- But it was not to be, as Taylor hit a nice double underhook suplex with float over for the pin.
- Your Winners: David "Fit" Finley and "Squire" David Taylor
- Nitro highlights of the six man tag.
- NorMAN SimLAY vs Chavo Guerrero Jr.
- Norman comes out dancing.
- Superbrawl Promo (8) leads us to a break.
- Chavo comes out in a bad mood and Norman abandons the irng.
- Norman comes back in, and rides the ghost of Pepe around the ring. Chavo isn't pleased.
- Chavo comes out strong, with punches, slaps, a uppercut and smashes Norman's head into the turnbuckle.
- Chavo whips Smiley into the ropes, and nails him with a clothesline. Body slam.
- Norman tries to leave, but Chavo grabs him before he takes off. Back suplex.
- Chavo chokes Norman, and smashes his head in the turnbuckle again.
- Chavo with a cross corner whip, Norman reverses and charges in.
- Chavo fights back, and snapmares Norman to the mat.
- Chavo with a sitting dropkick, and some stomps.
- Chavo whips Norman into the ropes, reversed, but Chavo lands a sunset flip for 2
- Norman up and...yes, it's the Big Wiggle!
- Norman with a clothesline, and another Big Wiggle.
- Norman whips Chavo into the corner, Chavo bounces back into a Norman twisting powerslam.
- Norman hits Chavo with some European uppercuts. A third misses and Chavo tries to backslide him to the mat.
- Chavo can't get him over; however, and Norman reverses it to his double underhook suplex. 2 count.
- Norman whips into the ropes, Chavo holds the ropes so Norman misses on a dropkick.
- Chavo with kicks, punches, whips Norman in the ropes and hits a dropkick.
- Instead of going for the pin, Chavo whips him again and puts his head down too soon.
- Norman with the boot to the head, and sets up for a piledriver-type move.
- Chavo reverses into a backdrop...
- Which Norman turns back into a sunset flip, grabs the ropes with his *hands* to get added leverage at the three count.
- Your Winner: Norman Smiley