WCW Saturday Night - Saturday, 04/24/99
- Welcome to a one-hour edition of Saturday Night! Tonight's main event is
Scott Norton vs. WCW TV Champ Booker T
- I'd certainly like to echo the comments of Bill and Aldo concerning Rick
Rude. Our thoughts are with his family.
- The mailbag:
- Doc Operon writes:
I may be a little off base here, but does it strike you that Lenny Lane
might be a bigtime Jerichaholic? He bears a vague physical resemblance
(although he is bigger), and has nearly identical hair and has been more
creative with how he pulls it back (such as his double ponytail
tonight). They both sport funky facial hair (goatee v. sideburns). In
his match with Evan this evening, he used the ref as a shield at one
point, and he has almost as many wins as Jericho has had in recent
weeks. :) Strange... Well, if Jericho ends up leaving for the WWF, at
least they won't have to look far to find a "replacement."
- Steve writes:
Hey there! I'm a regular reader of DDT Digest. I had a thought the
other day that I think the WWF could pick up on. I've always enjoyed
watching WCW Saturday Night for one reason, practically none of the
wrestlers get to shine on Nitro. The only things you see on Nitro are
matches which advance storylines, no real wrestling. On SN, you get a
lot of wrestling with none of the ego (maybe not none, but less). Where
else could I see The Gambler, Barry Horowitz, or Evan Karagias. And
seeing Joe Gomez win? The WWF could use something like this. The closest
thing they got is Shotgun Saturday, which is about 75% rebroadcasts of
Monday Night Raw. I'm still a big WWF fan, but instead of shipping
Golga, Gillberg and others off to pasture, why not get a jobber show
like the WCW so they can provide some entertainment?
- I just realized who Mike Tenay reminds me of, especially vocally:
- The WCWSN opening airs
- "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan vs. Bull Payne
- Bull Payne begins with a series of punches.
- Duggan responds with a lariat.
- Duggan offers his own set of punches.
- Duggan continues with a scoop slam.
- Duggan gets in his football stance, then delivers a clothesline.
- Duggan ends things with the Old Glory kneedrop.
- Scott and Mike ramble.
- Lash LaRoux vs. Norman Smiley
- The graphic has LaRoux with an A now.
- Lash has a few bead strings around his neck.
- Smiley begins the match with a takedown.
- Lash rolls up Norman for two.
- Lash delivers a few chops.
- Smiley shoulders Lash, then executes another takedown.
- Lash responds with a backslide.
- Norman counters with a double underhook slam.
- Smiley scoop slams Lash, then teases the Big Wiggle.
- Lash punches Norman, then does his split-lariat combo.
- Lash executes a headscissors takeover.
- Lash continues with a Northern Lights suplex.
- Smiley trips Lash, then teases the Wiggle again.
- Smiley applies the Norman Conquest, but Lash escapes.
- Lash tries a fireman's carry, but Norman escapes.
- Smiley applies the Norman Conquest for the win.
- Nitro highlights
- Bobby Duncum, Jr. vs. Kaos
- Kaos takes the early advantage, powerbombing Bobby.
- Kaos lands some punches before Kaos rolls him up.
- Kaos gets Bobby in the fireman's carry, then drops him.
- Kaos lands a top rope leg drop.
- Outside, Kaos sends Bobby into the rails.
- Back in, Duncum gets in a knee.
- Duncum continues with a gutbuster and a boot to the face.
- Out of nowhere, Kaos rolls up Bobby for the win.
- Hotline plug
- Nitro highlights
- Barry Windham vs. Scott Armstrong
- Scott begins with a backdrop and a bulldog.
- Windham delivers a clothesline and sends the action outside.
- Windham chops Scott, then throws him back in.
- Windham punches Scott, then hip tosses him.
- Windham lands a belly-to-back suplex.
- Armstrong fires back with punches and a dropkick.
- Barry clotheslines Scott, then pins him for the win.
- Scott Norton vs. WCW TV Champ Booker T
- Scott enters.
- Booker T enters.
- Norton hammers Booker T to begins, but misses an elbow.
- Booker T slams Norton.
- Norton shakes off a few lariats, but falls down after a forearm shot.
- Booker T continues with a sidekick.
- Norton clotheslines Booker T, then lands a shoulderbreaker.
- Norton splashes Booker T in the corner.
- Norton scoop slams Booker.
- Norton wraps Booker's legs around the post and works on them.
- Norton grabs a chair and gets ready to deliver a shot.
- Stevie Ray comes in, grabbing the chair.
- Norton argues with Stevie Ray.
- Back in, Booker T delivers a knee and an axekick.
- Norton backdrops Booker T, who answers with a sidekick.
- Norton goes outside and walks away from the match to argue with Stevie Ray.
- Booker T wins by countout.
- Booker T celebrates as we go.