WCW Saturday Night - Saturday, August 28, 1999
- Greetings, well here I am for my first ever full time WCW Saturday Night report.
I'm glad that Bill is giving me the opportunity to do this and I hope that I can do as
good of a job as Jesse did in his tenure here. Well enough with the mushy stuff on
with the show!
- Match #1 Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Dave Taylor
- Well, to get the show rolling on a positive note, we start with Hacksaw Jim Duggan.
- To make my BS meter jump up a few points Tenay informs us that Hacksaw is now Mr. Saturday Night.
- And since I'm not in enough pain as it is they give the man a microphone.
- He said some stuff, but the mic audio was pretty bad through out the show. Somehow, I don't think I missed much more than a few HOOOOOOOOOO's(and I ain't talking about the Godfather).
- His opponent is going to be Squire Dave Taylor.
- Hacksaw actually makes sense as a USA chant gets going at the start of the match.
- The two men tie-up and Hacksaw shoved into the corner.
- Taylor with some forearm shots and a whip to the opposite corner.
- Duggan pops out with a stiff clothesline.
- Duggan follows up with another clothesline that sends Taylor out of the ring.
- Taylor is making some pretty weird faces on the outside of the ring.
- Taylor comes to the apron and grabs Hacksaw to drag him outside.
- The men brawl and Taylor gets sent into the post.
- As Duggan tries to climb back in Taylor starts wailing on him.
- Taylor beats Duggan from pillar to post, but Duggan comes back with a big right.
- Duggan covers for two.
- Duggan with a reverse chinlock.
- Duggan misses a charge into the corner and Taylor comes back with forearms and European uppercuts.
- Taylor misses an elbow attempt.
- Duggan with rights in the corner.
- Irish whip into a big scoop slam from Duggan.
- Duggan's down in the three point stance; there's the clothesline.
- Followed with the Old Glory knee drop.
- 1 . . .2 . . .3.
- YOUR WINNER: Hacksaw Jim Duggan via pinfall following the Old Glory
- Well that was your typical Hacksaw match which means it wasn't very good.
- I really used to mark out for Hacksaw when I was a kid. I wish he would retire and just rest on the highs of his career.
- Tenay and Hudson are recapping what happened the last two weeks on Nitro. Hey, I thought Aldo covered the recap show. We also get some stills of Bryan Adams' latest embarrassment.
- Match #2 Disco Inferno vs. Bobby Blaze
- Disco smugly comes to the ring.
- Disco grabs a mic. We can't hear what he's saying at first.
- He's Disco and he's a superstar, an icon, livin' la vida loca, and all the girlies think he's pretty fly for a white guy.
- Well I think he covered pretty much any song that was famous two months ago.
- Disco says somebody in the back wants to be just like Disco. And who is this bad hombre?
- Bobby Blaze? Uhm . . . .. . . okay.
- Disco goes for the pearl harbor attack, but Blaze his lariat and gets a back elbow for two.
- Blaze pops up and hits a deep armdrag takedown.
- Blaze then works into a modified hammerlock and works that to a full armdrag and twist.
- Disco reverses, but Blaze re-reverses.
- Disco pulls Blaze into the ropes with a handful of hair.
- Disco gets in a right hand, but Blaze fires back with a right of his own.
- Bobby picks Disco up for a backdrop, but then slingshots his legs off of the rope into a
backbreaker. It sounds much cooler than it looks. Blaze kind of flubbed the
- Blaze covers for two.
- Blaze with a whip to the corner and a charge, but he gets met with a Disco Inferno
- Blaze reverses and irish whip and goes for a body drop, but Disco takes him down by the
- Disco puts the boots to Blaze and chokes him.
- Disco with his off the second rope axe-handle for two.
- Disco covers again for two.
- Disco grabs the leg and covers once again for two.
- Disco stomps on Blaze in the corner.
- Snap mare into a reverse chinlock from Disco.
- Blaze hulks up and elbows his way out.
- Blaze blocks a hip toss and turns it into a back slide for two.
- Disco pops up and hits a lariat.
- Cover for two.
- Irish whip, but Blaze hits a sunset flip for two.
- Blaze pops up with a scoop slam.
- He comes off the ropes with an elbow for two.
- Blaze with another scoop slam for two.
- Disco with the veteran move (thumb to the eye).
- Disco comes off the ropes, but Blaze catches him with one of the five moves in HHH arsenal (the jumping knee).
- Blaze drops a couple of quick knees on Disco's head and covers for two.
- Blaze whips Disco into the corner, but nobody's home for the splash.
- Disco grabs Blaze out of the corner in an inverted atomic drop.
- Blaze staggers right into The Last Dance.
- 1 . . .2 . . .3.
- YOUR WINNER: Disco Inferno via pinfall following The Last Dance.
- That was actually a pretty good match. Bobby Blaze showed me a few things that I
was surprised and Disco has always been one of my favorites.
- We go to commercial and see Bryan Adams looking like a complete schmuck in that make-up.
We come back to a Berlyn promo. The only reason that I'm looking forward to
Berlyn is that I really like Alex Wright as a technical wrestler.
- Match #3 Lash Laroux vs. El Vampiro
- Lash has his eyes made up like El Vampiro.
- Lash is taunting the crowd as Vampiro sneaks up to the top rope.
- Vampiro drops Lash with a spinning heel kick.
- Vampiro with repeated head butts.
- Vampiro off the ropes with a lariat.
- The two men trade punches and Lash whips Vampiro into the ropes.
- Lash goes for a body drop, but he dips the head and eats some boot for it.
- Spinning front kick sends Lash down.
- Lash tries to hide behind Charles Robinson.
- Vampiro shoves Robinson out of the way and drills Lash with a round house.
- Vampiro just beating on Lash and he follows it up with a scoop slam.
- Vampiro with knife edge chops in the corner on Lash.
- Avalanche clothesline followed by a biel from Vampiro.
- Vampiro sends Lash out of the ring with a super kick.
- Vampiro runs up top for a plancha, but almost falls off during it.
- Vampiro sends Lash into the safety rail and then into the ringpost.
- Robinson and Vampiro are arguing in the ring.
- This gives Lash a chance to come back with a second rope head scissors takeover.
- Lash fires back with punches, kicks, and chops.
- Lash attempts an irish whip, but gets reversed.
- Vampiro attempts a slam, but Lash gets a go behind and then hits a half powerbomb
- Lash bounces off of the ropes twice and drills Vampiro with a forearm shot.
- Lash blocks two Vampiro rights and follows each with a right of his own.
- The Bourbon Street Blues Clothesline.
- Lash tries a head butt of his own, but knocks himself down.
- Vampiro reverses the whip to the corner and charges into some boot, but fires right back
with a chop.
- Vampiro positions Lash up top for a hurracanrana.
- Uranage from Vampiro followed by the Nail in the Coffin.
- 1 . . .2 . . .3.
- YOUR WINNER: El Vampiro via Pinfall following the Nail in the Coffin.
- Good match. I was worried that it was going to be a squash, but Lash got to work
some and I really like what I see in him.
- Promo for Coach Buzz Stern as we go to commercial. I'll give Glacier this, he's
been in the weight room from the looks of things.
- Stills from the Windham's BS win over Harlem Heat.
- Match #4 The Public Enemy vs. Vincent and Horace Hogan
- Oh boy, I'm going to go ahead and say five star match right now.
- Gotta lay off of Grandpa's cough syrup before doing these reports.
- Heels jump Public Enemy as we start off, but they duck a double clothesline and follow
with conceivably the worse face busters I've ever seen.
- Public Enemy clears the ring.
- Horace and Vincent discuss strategy outside of the ring.
- Grunge and Horace to start things.
- They tie-up and Horace immediately takes control with big right hands.
- Horace with boots in the corner on Grunge.
- Grunge is whipped to the opposite corner and Horace follows with an avalanche
- Horace goes for the charge again and eats some elbow.
- S . . .L . . .O . . .W swinging neck breaker from Grunge.
- Tag to Rocco Rock and they double elbow Horace down and then get a double elbow drop on
- Rock picks up Horace, but Horace just starts beating on him.
- Hogan misses a corner charge, but still takes Rocco down with a big boot.
- Ref is distracted by Grunge while the heels beat on Rock.
- Rocco taking a pounding in the corner.
- Vincent with an arm drag DDT for two.
- Vincent drills Grunge and the heels choke Rocco while the ref keeps Grunge from coming
- Vincent with a scoop slam and a tag to Horace.
- Rocco fighting back with rights.
- He goes up top and attempts a missile dropkick.
- Horace pushes his legs up and drops him on his head.
- Horace covers, but Grunge breaks it up at two.
- Horace with a scoop slam and he comes off the ropes for a splash, but Rocco gets the
- Luke warm tag to Grunge who cleans house.
- Double whip on Vincent and a flubbed double body drop that looked like it almost broke
- They set Horace up for the drive-by, but Vincent pulls Rocco back into the ring and
Horace pulls Grunge outside.
- While Grunge and Horace are brawling, Vincent gets Rocco up for a vertical suplex.
- Rocco reverses into an inside cradle.
- 1 . . .2 . . .3.
- YOUR WINNER: The Public Enemy via pinfall from an inside cradle.
- That match pretty much blew eight ways to Sunday. And that's all I got to say
- Well actually Tenay called it a roller coaster ride of a match. It did succeed in
making me nauseous so I guess he was somewhat correct.
- We get the new song from the West Texas Rednecks.
- We come back to Mean Gene Okerlund shilling the hotline.
- Match #5 Barry Horowitz vs. Meng
- Barry comes in and gives himself the pat on the back.
- His opponent is Meng. I don't think I'm going to have to type much for this one.
- Horowitz is getting a beatdown from the start.
- Meng tosses Barry into the corner and then chops him down and chokes him.
- Horowitz off the ropes and slides between Meng's legs.
- Barry staggers him with a dropkick.
- Meng starts with the no sells and chops Barry out of what little offense he was having.
- Meng with a shot to the throat.
- Meng with a stomp to the gut and then he chokes Barry on the ropes.
- Barry tries to head butt Meng in the stomach, but only hurts himself.
- A Mongolian chop and stomps from Meng.
- Barry tries to come back with a knee to the head, but with no affect.
- Meng whips Barry to the opposite corner and follows with a monstrous avalanche
- Barry with a rake to the eyes.
- Meng reverses an Irish whip, but Barry hits a go behind and elbows him in the back.
- Yakuza kick sends Barry down as he was going to pat himself on the back.
- Meng signals for the Tongan Death Grip and there it is!
- 1 . . .2 . . .3. Meng won't let up until the ref pulls him off.
- YOUR WINNER: Meng via pinfall following the Tongan Death Grip.
- Well that was as about as good as a Meng versus Barry Horowitz match could be. And
it was short so I'm not complaining.
- We come back from commercial to Hudson telling me that Schiavone is one of the biggest
KISS fans in the world. I bet Skeeavone thinks Gene Simmons was the first black
World Heavyweight Champion. We get some stills from the concert.
- Match #6 BA and Swoll with 4x4 vs. Hugh Morrus and Jerry Flynn with Jimmy Hart
- 4x4 has the silliest looking arms ever. They scream "I'm on the juice!"
You cannot have biceps that size and then have little sissy looking forearms like
that unless you're a freak of nature or a roid monster.
- My buddy Henry was wondering if maybe the reason Rey Rey left the NLS is because 4x4
thought he looked like a baby.
- But I digress.
- Hugh Morrus and Swoll to start things off.
- They get in each other's faces and jack jaws a bit.
- Morrus tries to shoulder block down Swoll, but to no avail.
- Swoll with a big lariat and he goes for the "heart punch" early.
- Morrus tags in Flynn and the lightening feet go to work.
- Flynn whips Swoll to the opposite corner and follows up with a back heel kick where he
- Morrus tags back in and hits a scoop slam.
- He's follows with an elbow off the ropes.
- He follows that with a leg drop off the ropes.
- Flynn and Morrus are working over Swoll in the corner as BA tries to come in.
- Flynn is back in and whips Swoll into the ropes and hits a spinning chop.
- Flynn whips Swoll into the ropes again, but Swoll counters with a sunset flip for two.
- Flynn and Swoll are trading shots, but Flynn stops that noise with a thumb to the eye.
- Morrus tags in and Swoll powers over to his corner, but Robinson misses the tag.
- Morrus working on Swoll and tags in Flynn.
- Flynn with a front chancery, but Swoll powers over to his corner for the tag.
- Robinson misses it again.
- Flynn beats Swoll down to the canvas and hits a knee drop.
- Swoll trying to fight back with rights, but Flynn and Morrus keep him pinned in their
- Morrus is pack in and he picks up Swoll as Flynn bounces off of both sets of ropes and
drops him with an enzuiguri.
- Flynn drags Swoll to the middle of the ring as Morrus heads up top.
- Morrus misses the big splash.
- Swoll with the hot tag to BA who comes in a house o' fire.
- Jimmy Hart trying to sneak in for the double axe handle, but 4x4 catches him in the Dog
Humping Your Leg Bear Hug.
- Brian Knobbs in with a chair shot that 4x4 no sells.
- Flynn with a savate kick that, surprise, 4x4 no sells.
- The heels beat a hasty retreat.
- YOUR WINNER: The No Limit Soldiers via Disqualification.
- 4x4 would look threatening if he didn't have forearms less developed than a nine month
- Brad Armstrong hardly even stepped in the ring and that just sucks.
- We get the longer Berlyn promo. I'm going to miss Alex Wright's old music.
- Match #7 Juventud Guerrera vs. Norman Smiley
- Juvie comes out with the signal for the Nail in the Coffin. Sorry, but Vampiro
hits that move better than Juvie could ever dream of.
- Here comes Norman and Juvie mocks the SMBU.
- Norman gets pissed off and they trade shoves.
- 3/4 Nelson from Smiley into a side headlock.
- Juvie whips out of that into a Smiley shoulder block.
- Juvie with a waist lock, but Smiley elbows out of it.
- Smiley catches a body scissors and goes for the inverted powerbomb, but Juvie counters
with a bulldog.
- Smiley rolls outside to catch his breath.
- Smiley gets met with chips as he comes back into the ring.
- Juvie goes for a cross body, but Smiley catches him with the big slam.
- Smiley mocks Juvie, but Juvie rolls him up.
- Smiley charges into a drop toe hold into a side headlock.
- Smiley reverses that into an arm bar.
- Smiley shoves Juvie into the corner and beats on him with punches, kicks and slaps.
- Irish whip and a back elbow for two from Norman.
- Reverse chinlock, but Juvie fights out with elbows.
- Juvie off of the ropes, between the legs, but he gets met with a tilt-a-whirl
- Smiley with a delayed butterfly slam.
- He teases the SMBU, but then tells us it's not time.
- Smiley with repeated head butts and some big rights.
- Snap mare and a boot to the 'ead from Smiley.
- European uppercut from Smiley.
- Irish whip to the opposite corner.
- Smiley charges and eats boot.
- Then he eats some elbow.
- Followed by a head scissor takeover.
- Juvie skins the cat on Norman.
- Juvie is tossed outside, but he lands on the apron and hot shots Smiley on the rope.
- Juvie goes up top and tries for a top rope sunset flip, but Smiley pulls him up by the
- Body scissors from Juvi which Smiley catches him on, but Juvie counters with a deep
- Juvie tries a splash in the corner and misses.
- Smiley picks Juvie up for a big slam, but the reversal spot gets blown.
- A kick to the gut followed by the Juvi Driver.
- 1 . . .2 . . .3.
- YOUR WINNER: Juventud Guerrera via pinfall following the Juvi Driver.
- That was a good match even though it irks me that Smiley is back to jobbing on Saturday
- We get another Buzz Sawyer sketch with a guy doing 65 pound squats. There was a
guy in the background benching more than that. That's pretty sad.
- We get stills of the reunion of Luger and Sting followed by some stills of the match
between Sting and Hogan.
- Match #8 Dee Dee Venturi vs. Mona
- Venturi does a split on the corner ropes.
- Here comes Mona.
- Tie-up and Mona ducks a right and goes into an armdrag into an armbar.
- Venturi chokes Mona out of it and whips into the ropes.
- Mona flips through and armdrag and gets a head scissors takeover.
- Venturi comes back with a huge lariat.
- Venturi sends Mona into the corner.
- She climbs on the top rope and just chokes Mona, actually pulling her feet off of the
- She does it again and then comes off with a bulldog.
- A couple forearms from Venturi and she pounds Mona's head into the mat.
- Venturi chokes Mona on the ropes.
- Venturi sets Mona for a powerbomb, Mona trips her and gets a flip over cradle for two.
- Venturi comes back with boots to the gut.
- And another choke on the ropes.
- Whip to the corner, but Venturi misses the corner charge.
- Mona with chops in the corner.
- Snap suplex from Mona for two.
- Venturi gets up and drops Mona with a hammer blow.
- Mona into the ropes.
- Body scissors into a victory roll.
- 1 . . .2 . . .3.
- YOUR WINNER: Mona via pinfall from a victory roll.
- Not a bad match for a women's match. I wish Mona could have gotten more offense
she's a pretty good worker.
- Mene Gene shills again for the last time of the night.
- Match #9 Scott and Steve Armstrong vs. Dean Malenko and Shane Douglas
- Scott and Steve go to the ring and that was too exciting so we had to go to commercial.
- We come back to Shane and Dean walking down.
- Shane and Scott to start things off.
- Shane with a full armdrag twist.
- Scott reverses, but Shane reverses again so Scott head butts out of it.
- Irish whip into the ropes, but Shane counters a body drop with a face buster slam.
- Shane Douglas with a reverse version of Henning's neck snap flip thingy.
- Snap mare from Douglas into a rest hold.
- Scott with a thumb to the eye and he tags in Steve.
- Douglas gets a hip toss and tags in Malenko.
- Double lariat and a double suplex.
- Malenko locks on the cloverleaf, but the ref was distracted in getting Douglas out of
- While Nick Patrick is distracted the Armstrongs beat on Malenko.
- Steve with a standing surfboard into a full nelson, but Malenko rams him into the
- Malenko whips Steve to the opposite corner and charges into a boot.
- Steve slams Scott onto Malenko.
- Scott with a choke on Malenko while Douglas is being detained.
- Scott is beating on Malenko.
- A back elbow into a reverse chinlock from Scott.
- Scott dropkicks Douglas off of the apron and then picks Malenko up on his shoulder.
- Stever goes up top, but Douglas crotches him on the top rop.
- Sunset flip from Malenko for two.
- Whip to the corner, but Malenko jumps over Scott.
- Standing switch from Scott followed by a standing switch from Malenko to a belly to
- Hot tag to Douglas who clears the ring.
- Powerslam from Douglas for two.
- All four men in the ring, it's a pier six brawl.
- Steve whips Douglas into a Scott super kick.
- Douglas ducks the doubles clothesline and hits the Pittsburgh Plunge.
- 1 . . .2 . . .3
- YOUR WINNER: The Revolution via pinfall following the Pittsburgh
- A pretty good match although Shane Douglas just hasn't impressed me since his return to
- The Revolution gives us the same interview we've been getting since they names
- I'm sorry, but their catchphrase sucks BIG TIME. It makes absolutely no sense.
If evolution says only the strong survive, then wouldn't the 'best group' in WCW
want evolution to stay?
- Oops, trying to figure out WCW booking policy again. Silly me.
- Well that was the first report and it wasn't too bad of a show when it was all said and
done. It started off slowly, but offered some decent matches in the middle and a
decent main event. If you liked the report then please drop me a line. If you
didn't and can offer some constructive criticism then by all means send that too. I
will try to answer all intelligently constructed emails.
- Have a good one!