WCW Saturday Night - Saturday, 08/14/99
- Welcome to Saturday Night! Tonight's main event is Vampiro
vs. Rey Mysterio, Jr.
- Tonight's show actually overlaps the first five minutes of
the Road Wild PPV, so you can be assured that we'll be treated to
plenty of PPV promos. Hudson usually likes to pretend WCWSN is
live on these occasions.
- The mailbag:
- 'U1010644' criticizes Scott Hudson
Hudson is sorta stupid. Here's an example from the
"not-knowing-the-correct-name-for-something" category : A few months ago on
Saturday Night, Tenay and Hudson jabbered on about how a guy used to sneak
them candy. From what Scott says, he's always been fond of "those Reesie
Cups." Aren't we all.
And, a second example, hailing from the
"things-that-only-seem-funny-and/or-witty-in-your-own-head" category: About
two weeks or three ago, during the match between Brian Knobbs and Fit Finley
(again on Saturday Night), he referred to Knobbs' delightful armpit
smother-thing as "Pitty City." It first appeared in the sentence,
"Looks like Finley's about to take a trip to Pitty City!" After the second
utterance of the phrase, which also turned out to be the last, I was feeling
a different kind of "pity." Hudson should be glad to be gone from Nitro,
though. If he stayed any longer, people would eventually get less of tolerant
of him than they are of Schiavone. He's better off sticking with Saturday
Night, where he gets as
much exposure as a roll of film inside a high-speed camera.
Still, everyone has their foibles.
Except me. I'm perrfect.
- Adrian Byrd vs. Disco Inferno
- Disco does some 70's catchphrases on the mike.
- Disco begins the match with a shoulderblock.
- Disco continues with a hip toss and a lariat.
- Byrd counters with a sidewalk slam but misses an elbow.
- Disco hits an inverted atomic drop and a side Russian Leg Sweep.
- Disco controls with an elbow and a shoulderblock.
- Byrd boots Disco, then slams him down.
- Disco fires back with an elbow, some boots, and another elbow.
- Byrd levels Disco with a powerslam.
- Out of nowhere, Disco hits the Last Dance for the win.
- Scott Hudson and Dusty Rhodes ramble about the PPV. Dusty is wearing army fatigues.
- Lash LeRoux vs. Mike Enos
- Lash mocks Enos to begin by flexing his muscles. Lash then grabs a chair and flexes on it.
- Enos lifts Lash into a gorilla press, then drops him.
- Enos grabs Lash, sits on the chair Lash brought in, then threatens to spank Lash. Lash runs away.
- Lash hotshots Enos.
- Enos counters with a bodyslam and an overhead release slam from the top.
- Enos whips Lash hard into the turnbuckles.
- Enos misses a shoulderblock, allowing Lash to land a dropkick.
- Lash hits his split/lariat combo to level Mike.
- Lash elbows Mike, who answers with a lariat and a slam.
- Dusty says he's watching this match closely since he's on the Executive Committee.
- Enos hotshots Lash, then levels him with a lariat.
- Lash responds with a dropkicks and two axehandles.
- Enos begins to no-sell moves, then boots Lash.
- Enos applies a gutwrench. Dusty: "B. F. Gutwrench?"
- Enos lifts Lash up, then sends him down face-first.
- Enos covers for the win.
- Gene covers the PPV.
- Bobby Blaze vs. Mikey Whipwreck
- Blaze begins with a hip toss, kick, and axehandle.
- Whipwreck hits a shoulderblock.
- Mikey continues with a takedown, dropkick, and a springboard lariat to the outside.
- Back in, Blaze hotshots Mikey, then hits a leg drop.
- Blaze continues with an axehandle and a lariat.
- Blaze elbows Mikey, but Whipwreck cradles him for two.
- Blaze lands a boot and a shoulderblock, but misses a splash.
- Mikey takes advantage with a swinging neckbreaker, dropkick, and headscissors takeover.
- Blaze recovers, then climbs the turnbuckles.
- Mikey catches Blaze at the top.
- Mikey hits a Stone Cold Stunner from the top for the win.
- Kiss promo
- Gene plugs the hotline.
- Al Green vs. Eric Watts
- Dusty says this match is "more veteranized" than the last one.
- Watts slams Green, then applies an armbar.
- Watts hip tosses Al, who answers with shoulderblocks.
- Green continues with a slam, a splash, and a boot.
- Hudson mentions that Al Green used to be Kevin Nash's tag partner.
- Green hits a double underhook side suplex.
- Watts elbows Green, then slams him from a headlock position.
- Watts hits a Yurinagi suplex for the win.
- We get a look back at Road Wild '98
- Nitro highlights
- Gene continues to cover the PPV card
- Barry Darsow and Bobby Eaton vs. Dave Taylor and Steven Regal
- Eaton and Regal begin the action.
- Regal lands some uppercuts, but Eaton decks him with a right hand.
- Two-on-two action ensues. Taylor and Regal are whipped together.
- Darsow and Taylor now square off.
- Taylor hits a shoulderblock.
- Darsow trips Taylor, then hits him in the back of the head.
- Eaton and Darsow quickly exchange a series of tags.
- Taylor punches Darsow, then tags Regal.
- Regal lands some uppercuts, then tags back Taylor.
- Taylor hits an axehandle and an uppercut.
- Darsow uppercuts Taylor, but Taylor answers with a boot.
- Taylor tags Regal.
- As Darsow tries to inch his way towards Eaton, Taylor walks to the opposite corner and throws Eaton off the apron.
- Regal and Taylor land a double elbow on Darsow.
- Eaton trips Regal from the outside, then runs in to clean house.
- Eaton sends Regal down with a back bodydrop.
- Dusty says the ref for this matchup is "incoherent" to what is going on.
- Taylor hits a suplex, but Darsow grabs him and applies the Barely Legal hold.
- Regal hits Darsow with the Union Jack, then applies the Regal Stretch for the win.
- Disciple vs. Barbarian (w/ Jimmy Hart)
- Hudson quickly calls the Disciple by all of the various names he's used during his career: "dizzybutcherbarber, etc.". Hudson usually does this whenever the Disciple appears on a show
- The Barbarian lands some chops to begin.
- The Disciple responds with a boot and a slam.
- The Disciple continues with another boot and a lariat.
- The Barbarian answers with a chokeslam.
- Barbarian continues with a kick, a bodyslam, and an elbow.
- Barbarian sends the Disciple outside.
- The Barbarian smacks the Disciple with a chair.
- Back in, the Disciple hits a knee lift and a lariat.
- The Disciple goes for Jimmy Hart on the apron.
- The Barbarian loads up his boot, then runs towards the Disciple.
- The Barbarian accidentally nails Hart.
- The Disciple rolls up the Barbarian for the win.
- I guess I'd consider a minor upset. Then again, the Disciple is a friend of Hogan.
- Gene continues to cover the PPV.
- Bad Barry Horowitz vs. Hardwork Walker
- Yes, they actually billed Horowitz as "Bad", just
in case you weren't sure he was a heel.
- And Hardwork Bobby Walker is back! I guess they settled his
lawsuit against WCW.
- Walker is the face for the matchup, so they should have billed
him as Good Bobby Walker.
- The two trade armbars to begin.
- Walker hits a couple of hip tosses.
- Horowitz trips Walker, who responds with an armbar.
- Horowitz cradles Walker for two, then lands a neckbreaker.
- Walker boots Barry, then chokes him on the mat.
- Walker contines with a slam.
- Walker walks the ropes, then hits a lariat for the win.
- Gene plugs the hotline once more.
- Steve Armstrong vs. Kidman
- Kidman begins with a headscissors takeover and a dropkick.
- Kidman continues with a shoulderblock and another headscissors takeover.
- Armstrong hotshots Kidman, then tosses him outside.
- Armstrong throws Kidman into the rails and a chair.
- Back in, Armstrong kicks Kidman, then lands a shoulderbreaker.
- Armstrong controls with a front suplex and a corner lariat.
- Dusty says that if he were the president of WCW, his first act would be to fire Larry Z.
- Armstrong chokes Kidman, who counters with a short powerbomb.
- Armstrong slams Kidman, but Billy answers with a bulldog.
- Armstrong boots Kidman, then hits a lariat from the top.
- Armstrong grabs Kidman nears the ropes. Kidman flips out, and Armstrong is sent into the ropes.
- Kidman climbs the turnbuckles.
- Kidman attempts the Shooting Star Press, but his legs hit the ropes during his somersault.
- That's the second time in the last few weeks I've seen Kidman botch his finisher. Is this part of his gimmick now?
- Like last time, Kidman quickly cradles his opponent for the win.
- Gene continues his run-down of the PPV.
- Vampiro vs. WCW Cruiserweight Champ Rey Mysterio, Jr.
- Rey doesn't have his belt. Of course, WCW probably had no idea who they were going to have as Cruiserweight Champ when they taped this match.
- Vampiro hits a lariat to begin.
- Vampiro tosses Rey down on the mat, then slams him.
- Vampiro misses a leg drop, allowing Rey to land a dropkick.
- Rey continues with a bulldog and another dropkick.
- Vampiro armdrags Rey, who answers with an elbow.
- Eddy Guerrero is at ringside talking smack to Vampiro. Eddy does the old lWo "Kiss My You-Know-What" signal.
- Vampiro hits a backbreaker, then awkwardly tosses Rey into the ropes.
- Rey recovers and dropkicks Vampiro, then executes the rough rider in the corner.
- Vampiro answers with the Nail In The Coffin out of nowhere.
- Vampiro goes for a top rope powerbomb, but Eddy interferes, allowing Rey to land a top rope huricanrana.
- Rey covers Vampiro for the win.
- Vampiro and Eddy go at it after the match.
- Rey quickly backs up Eddy, so Vampiro runs out of the ring.
- They show clips from the return of "Good" Hogan from last Monday as we go.