WCW Saturday Night - Saturday, November 6, 1999
- Welcome to yet another addition of of WCW Saturday Night. No hate mail for the
long stories short. Most likely cause y'all are as apathetic as I am about it.
I think WCW is planning on trying something new this week as Hudson says we will be
seeing a good deal of Power Plant guys coming out.
- Match #1 La Parka vs. Horace
- La Parka sets his chair within arm's reach just to be on the safe side.
- La Parka struts, but in doing so turns his back on Horace and gets some forearm shots
for his trouble.
- Parka reverses a whip to the corner, but Horace dodges the corner charge.
- Horace charges in and La Parka dodges.
- La Parka charges in and Horace moves again.
- Horace charges into a boot to the face, but fires right back with a lariat.
- Parka hits a standing enzuiguri sending Horace to the outside.
- Tope from La Parka.
- On the outside La Parka rolls Horace back in the ring.
- Parka heads up top, but Horace crotches him.
- La Parka falls to the outside and Horace rolls out to give chase.
- Horace sends La Parka into the steps.
- Back in the ring Horace is pounding on La Parka with rights.
- Horace goes to hit La Parka with his chair, but the ref is stopping him.
- La Parka goes up top and hits an enzuiguri knocking the chair into Horace's face.
- La Parka covers.
- 1 . . .2 . ..3.
- YOUR WINNER: La Parka via pinfall following an Enzuiguri to a Chair to
- Not a bad opener it was short and had La Parka get a win over a Hogan.
- We come back to Hudson and Larry Z. discussing that we're going to see some young guys
coming out of the Power Plant. We get a replay of Goldberg's interview from Nitro.
Since Goldberg is so intimidating in this interview, they felt it a good idea to go
back to commercial.
- When we come back again, there's a replay of Bret Hart telling off Hall, Nash, and Sid.
We also get some clips of what happened between them during the rest of the show.
- Match #2 Jon Hugger vs. Elix Skipper
- We have two Power Plant guys right here and it looks like it's going to be Power
(Hugger) vs. Speed (Skipper).
- Skipper has a really sweet entrance into the ring that you just need to see.
- Skipper starts things off with a quick school boy for 1.
- Arm drag to an armbar from Skipper.
- Single arm salto from Skipper for 1.
- Skipper locks the armbar back on.
- Wristlock to a fireman's carry for two from Skipper.
- Hugger pushes Skipper into the corner and cheap shots him.
- Whip to the opposite corner and Elix back flips over Hugger.
- Elix with a hurracanrana to send Hugger to the outside.
- On the apron Hugger with a shoulder to the stomach and a hot shot.
- Hugger booting the boots to Elix.
- Hugger is working over Elix in the corner.
- Whip to the opposite corner and Elix bounces out into a diving clothesline from Hugger.
- Cover for one.
- Hugger with the beat down.
- Irish whip from Hugger and he hits a kick to the gut followed by a gorilla press slam.
- Hugger tries a springboard elbow drop, but Elix moves.
- Elix comes back with rights and forearm shots.
- Hip toss from Elix.
- Hugger off the ropes into a Japanese armdrga from Elix.
- Dropkick from Elix.
- Elix with a pancake ah-la Booker T.
- Hugger pulls Elix face first into the turnbuckle.
- Whip to the opposite corner, Elix bounces out into a boot and a DDT from Hugger.
- Hugger up top, almost loses his balance, he comes down with a spinning guillotine leg
- Hugger covers.
- 1 . . .2 . . .3.
- YOUR WINNER: Jon Hugger via pinfall following a spinning
guillotine leg drop.
- It's a shame that Elix lost that match he was definitely the more talented of the two,
but I guess they figure that Hugger has the better look.
- We come back to Scott Hudson shilling the hotline. Huh, I wonder if Mean Gene was
out sick this week or something.
- Jimmy Hart comes out with the First Family for an interview. Basically they run
through their injuries and say they are hardcore and still there. Other than that
nothing of any interests happens. When they leave the ring is absolutely covered
with garbage. That's a first. I've seen canned heat, but canned crowd throwing
things is a new one to me.
- Match #3 Devon Storm vs. Mike Sanders
- Well from the looks of things, Storm is going to kill this kid.
- Sneak attack by Storm is ducked by Sanders.
- Irish whip and a Japanese armdrag from Sanders.
- He covers for 1.
- Armbar from Sanders is broken by a forearm.
- Chops and rights in the corner from Storm.
- Sanders reverses and hits some chops of his own.
- Whip to the opposite corner, Sanders charges and hits a really nice looking slingshot
head scissors takeover.
- Sanders goes for the monkey flip, but Storm hot shots him to the outside.
- Diving splash from Storm on the floor.
- Back inside and Storm covers for two.
- Big headbutt from Storm.
- Irish whip and flying back elbow from Storm.
- Storm covers for two.
- Reverse chinlock applied by Storm.
- Sanders starts to elbow out, but Storm stops him with a knee to the gut.
- Storm goes for the powerbomb, Sanders tries to counter with a DDT, but Storm counters
that with a northern lights suplex for two.
- Scoop slam from Storm.
- Sling-shot somersault legdrop by Storm.
- Facebuster by Storm and a cover for two.
- Shoulders in the corner from Storm.
- Storm puts Sanders up top and hits some roundhouse kicks to soften him up.
- Storm goes for the hurracanrana, but Sanders counters with a powerbomb.
- Storm misses a lariat and Sanders lays into him with some big right hands.
- Big back body drop from Sanders.
- Scoopslam followed by a dropkick sends Storm outside.
- Pescado from Sanders and he rolls Storm back inside.
- Springboard moonsault misses.
- Storm locks on a dragon sleeper.
- Sanders starts to fight out so Storm turns it into an inverted DDT.
- 1 . . .2 . . .3.
- YOUR WINNER: Devon Storm via pinfall following an inverted DDT.
- So far these Power Plant guys are looking pretty good. I've been very impressed.
- We come back to a replay of the battle royal that Chavo Guerrero Jr. won on Thunder this
- We come back again to a replay of the events with the Nitro Girls this last Monday.
Saucer of milk table two, meow.
- Match #4 Mark Jindrak vs. Chuck Palumbo
- More Power Plant guys. Unfortunately they get the first long story short of the
- Long story short: They wrestled, one of them beat the other. I'm not kidding this
match was that unimpressive to me.
- YOUR WINNER: Chuck Palumbo via pinfall following a superkick that was
the only decent move of the match.
- These two guys were physical specimens, but were entirely unremarkable beyond that.
They have a long career of wrestling Goldberg and Sid in front of them.
- We come back to a discussion of the current status of Scott Steiner. We see a
video montage and a replay of the interview from Monday night. While I know that the
back injury and surgery were quite legitimate, what I want to know is why spend so much
time on this when his future with the company is supposedly questionable? Treat him
like he's retired when he's actually retired; otherwise I'm smelling a work.
- Match #5 Disorderly Conduct vs. Curly Bill and Kendall Windham
- Well two long story short matches in a row. That doesn't bode well for the rest of
- Long story short: The Rednecks win. Hard to believe, but I was more enthralled by
the previous match than this one.
- YOUR WINNER: The West Texas Rednecks via pinfall.
- Just remember it took you five seconds to read this while that match was five minutes of
my life that I'm NOT getting back.
- We get a long replay of what's been going on with the Powers That Be. Some stuff
about Madusa, Buff, DOA or whatever they are being called now and we also get some other
stuff about the Filthy Animals and some more about the World Title Tournement.
- We come back again to a replay of the headbutt of the top of the cage from Benoit.
We also see what happened with David Flair last Monday as well. I'll give
Ferrara and Russo some credit, I actually sort of like the slightly off David Flair
- Match #6 Chris Adams vs. Lash LeRoux
- YES!!! LASH!!!
- USA chant started up by the crowd.
- Chris Adams offer his hand . . . right to Lash's mouth.
- Tie-up and a wristlock from Adams.
- The two men trade reverses with Lash coming up with a takedown for 1.
- Side headlock by Lash and he keeps holding onto it while Adams tries to whip him out of it.
- Lash flips over a back body drop attempt, but Adams ducks a charging lariat and sends
- Adams with a double axe-handle onto Lash on the outside.
- Lash into the safety rail.
- In fact, Adams sends Lash on an extended tour of the guard rail system next to the ring.
- Back in the ring, Adams with an Irish whip and he sends Lash down with a lariat.
- Cover for two.
- Sunset flip from Lash, but Adams doesn't go over.
- Forearms from Adams.
- Head scissors takeover from Lash out of the corner.
- Standing dropkick followed by a big back drop from Lash.
- The Bourbon Street Blues connects.
- Adams manages to wiggle out of the Whiplash and hits a belly to back suplex.
- Super kick connects and sends Lash outside.
- Lash into the rail again.
- Back in the ring, Adams goes up top and comes down with a diving lariat.
- Cover for two.
- Whip powerbomb from Adams and another cover for two.
- Beat down in the corner from Adams.
- Adams up top, but Lash crotches him.
- Lash grabs Adams and hits the Whiplash!!
- 1 . . .2 . . . 3.
- YOUR WINNER: Lash Leroux via pinfall following the Whiplash.
- I'm really liking Lash's push. He needs to learn to do some serious talking and he
could be a big star.
- We come back to the boys discussing the title tournament. We have a nice little
montage of all of the matches that have occured in the last week. When we come back
from commercial it will be main event time.
- Match #7 Villanos IV and V vs. Steven Regal and Dave Taylor with Fit Finlay
- Regal and Villano IV are going to start things off.
- They trade wristlocks until Regal comes back with a European uppercut and a hip toss.
- Flying forearm from IV followed up with a back kick.
- Abdominal stretch into a roll up for two.
- Dave Taylor tags in and works on Villano IV in the corner.
- Whip to the opposite corner and Taylor follows up with a forearm.
- European uppercut and Taylor whips IV into Villano V.
- Taylor charges in only to eat Villano V's boot.
- V tags in with a roll up for two.
- Faceplant from Villano V and a cover for two.
- European uppercuts puts Taylor back in control.
- Scoop slam from Taylor.
- Billy Silverman distracted while Finlay workes over V on the outside.
- Regal tags in and locks on a side headlock.
- V whips Regal out of it while Regal sneaks a tag to Taylor.
- Taylor and Regal accidentally shoulderblock each other.
- Cover for two.
- All four men brawling in the ring.
- Villano IV hits a head scissors takeover on Taylor while simultaneously hitting a headlock takeover on Regal.
- The Villanos firmly in control.
- Taylor and Regal reverse whip the Villanos into each other.
- Regal and IV roll to the outside.
- In the ring Taylor hits a butterfly suplex on V and covers.
- 1 . . .2 . . .3.
- YOUR WINNER: Steven Regal and Dave Taylor via pinfall following a butterfly suplex.
- Not a bad match athough I wish they could have worked a bit longer. The ending was
also pretty anti-climatic.
- Well honestly, I like the new format with it being a hybrid between a recap show, but
with some solid wrestling matches in there. I am willing to be understanding on the
Power Plant experimentation and for the most part I liked the guys they had out there.
I think three matches with no names was just a bigtmuch, especially with the talent
they have that is still unpushed. Another thing is that almost all of the Power
Plant guys need to come up with some ring names and quick. I mean Elix Skipper, Chuck
Palumbo, Paul Jindrack...come on, you might as well call them Brooklyn Brawler's II, III and
IV. They also need to have somebody that's not color blind design some new tights
for these guys. They have the physiques and the moves to be major players, but they
need to work on the packaging.
- All in all I really enjoyed the show. The other good matches made up for the two
weak ones and they tried something new and didn't fail miserably at it. Until next
week, I am Dan.