WCW Monday Nitro - May 29, 2000
WCW Monday Nitro - May 29, 2000
- WCW Logo.
- Some clips from last week's Thunder.
- Ric Flair pulls out of a limo and tells his wife to stay with Reid. Meanwhile, R&B security capture Beth and Reid and bring them toward the arena.
- We are live from Salt Lake City, UT. Our announcers are Tony Schiavone, Scott Hudson and Mark Madden.
- Wolfpac music brings out WCW World Champion Kevin Nash.
- Nash is wearing an F. U. N. B. shirt.
- Police sirens bring out Midajah, Shakira and WCW U. S. Champion Scott Steiner.
- Nash thanks Steiner for helping him out on Thunder.
- Eight weeks ago, R&B said they were going to systematically eliminate the Millionaires, says Nash.
- Nash talks about Luger's destroyed face, how DDP's life is being controlled by Bischoff, Hulk's retirement match at GAB, Vampiro wanting to set fire on Sting in 13 days and finally himself.
- Nash says that R&B didn't think Steiner would be an ally.
- Nash says he would like to get his hands on Russo's neck.
- Nash makes reference to Scott Hall and says he wants to get a piece of Russo real bad.
- Nash says the reason the Millionaires are legends because they've seen it all, done it all and been through it all.
- Nash says if R&B wants proof that it's hard to kill a legend...
- Theme From 2001 plays and Ric Flair comes out!
- Flair says that fourteen days ago his career was sky-high but went down due to medical reasons.
- Flair tells David to look around because The Nature Boy is in the building.
- Flair says that David's wrestling career will come to a quiet end at GAB.
- Flair says he's gonna find Russo, drag his skinny New York ass into the ring and stomp it through the mat.
- Nash has a present for Flair.
- Nash says Flair has never lost the world title and gives him the title. Credibility? What's that?
- As Shakira and Midajah hug Ric, Jeff Jarrett makes his way out.
- Jarrett compares the people in the ring to The View and calls everyone in the ring women.
- Jarrett says that, per Russo, Kevin Nash will face Rick Steiner and Tank Abbott in a handicap match.
- Jarrett warns Scott Steiner if he interferes, he and Nash will be cleaning toilets.
- Steiner tells Jarrett to come to the ring, bend over and kiss his ass.
- Jarrett tells Flair that he will face him in the ring.
- Flair reiterates Steiner's command to kiss his ass.
- Flair says that he's off tonight, which brings out Vince Russo.
- Russo says that he warned Flair that if he stepped one foot in his house, Flair would wish he had a brainyerism.
- Russo calls out David Flair, who brings out Beth and Reid.
- This prompts the faces to charge the set, clearing out security as the heels flee.
- A gasoline truck pulls up, with Vampiro at the wheel.
- As the heels threaten the non-wrestling Flairs, Ric frantically searches for his family.
- We go to the three-shot.
- Ric Flair has accepted Jarrett's challenge.
- Match #1: Disco Inferno (with the Filthy Animals) vs. Chavo Guerrero, Jr. (w/ the Misfits in Action) in a Lumberjack Match
- The Filthy Animals make their way out.
- Disco Inferno botches up a "street" promo, wearing a Portland Trail Blazers jersey.
- Here come the Misfits.
- Chavo runs into the ring with a dive over the top rope.
- Chavo with a T-bone suplex.
- Chavo whips Disco, who bails to the outside.
- Chavo dives over the top onto the Animals.
- The Animals beat up on Disco and bring him into the ring.
- Chavo misses a charge, which allows Disco to get in a Russian Legsweep.
- Disco tosses Chavo out of the ring, which yields a Filthy Animals beatdown.
- Disco slams Chavo and goes to the middle rope.
- The axehandle misses.
- Chavo hits a Thesz Press as Major Gunns bounces at ringside.
- A Chavo standing dropkick sends Disco onto the rampway.
- As the faces beat on Disco, Rey, Jr. takes out Chavo and sets up for the Bronco Buster.
- Rey instead calls Major Gunns into the ring for a striptease.
- Gunns teases Rey, then kicks him in the nuts.
- Disco re-enters the ring and is quickly taken out by Chavo's Tornado DDT for the win.
- YOUR WINNER: Chavo Guerrero, Jr. (Lt. Loco) via Tornado DDT in 2:47.
- Post-match, Tygress tends to Rey, Jr. on the rampway, then attacks Gunns in the ring.
- Referees break up the ensuing catfight.
- Paula Whatshername interviews Vampiro. She makes Kevin F'n Kelly look good, sheesh.
- After the interview, Kronic enters the scene while beating up Horace.
- Chuck Palumbo and Shawn Stasiak run-in and do a number on Kronic.
- Miss Hancock is walking, prompting a "Snoochie Boochies" from Mark Madden. Yes, I screwed up the quote last week. Thanks to the millions of people (well, it seemed like it) who corrected me. That being said, to Mark Madden: Kevin Smith you are not.
- Promo for Great American Bash featuring Hulk Hogan vs. Kidman
- Miss Hancock walks to the ring.
- Hancock says the crowd must think she's a stick in the mud.
- Hancock wants to let the guys know she can let her hair down and have a good time.
- And she does just that.
- Chris Candido interrupts the dance party as David Flair leaves Vince Russo in the back.
- Candido talks about how the women in WCW don't know anything about the business.
- Candido motions to beat up Hancock until David Flair runs-in.
- Candido does a number on David until Ric Flair runs in, allowing him to beat up David.
- R&B security runs in, allowing David to flee with Hancock.
- For the record, it's rumored that David Flair and Ms. Hancock are dating in real life.
- It doesn't make sense in the storyline, though, as Hancock is supposed to be a face and David (and "fianceť" Daffney) heels against Ric Flair.
- This would work better after the pay-per-view when the Flair feud is blown-off, if you ask me.
- Some reporters ask Kimberly some questions outside the arena.
- We go to Diamond Dallas Page's house.
- As Kim is talking to Eric Bischoff, some blonde is taking down pictures of DDP.
- Kim yells at the blonde as she tries to remove stuff with her in it.
- Donny Osmond and Karl Malone are at ringside.
- Match #2: G. I. Bro vs. Mike Awesome
- Bro is wearing camoflauge on his face tonight.
- Bro talks about why he went back to the G. I. Bro character and says he broke into the business with his character.
- Bro refers to the post-match beatdown Shawn Stasiak gave him on Thunder.
- Bro challenges Stasiak to a Boot Camp Match at GAB.
- Bro addresses Awesome and cues footage of him powerbombing Booker a month ago.
- Bro calls Awesome out.
- Awesome backs up the ambulence into position and heads to the ring, but not without his stretcher.
- It's a slugfest on the rampway.
- Bro with a side kick.
- Awesome backbody drops Bro into the ring but Bro lands on his feet.
- Awesome with an Awesome Bomb.
- Awesome goes up top but Bro with a dropkick.
- Bro screws up a leapfrog as Awesome comes off the ropes.
- Bro with the axe kick.
- Bro sends Awesome onto the rampway and follows suit.
- Awesome nails Bro with the medical halo.
- As Awesome sets for an Awesome Bomb on the ramp, DDP sneaks in from behind with a chair.
- DDP and Bro combine for a urinage on a table below.
- The faces throw Awesome in the ambulence, and the match is over.
- YOUR WINNER: G. I. Bro in 2:43.
- Palumbo and Stasiak chat with Liz nearby.
- The door knocks and a paper gets slipped under the floor.
- Palumbo reads the paper: "It's 4:19, got a minute?"
- (4:19 plus one minute is 4:20...take a wild guess.)
- Kronic walks in and beats down Palumbo and Stasiak.
- Liz flees the room during the melee.
- Bischoff and Friends are walking backstage.
- Hulk Hogan gets out of his car and walks to the arena. A Goldberg monster truck pulls out and the man who pops out is... Goldberg!
- As Ric Flair searches for his family, David and Ms. Hancock are walking.
- The Bischoff Family walks out.
- Bischoff does his fake sincerity, with The Cat repeating every word he says.
- The Cat reminds me of that guy from Saturday Night Live who did the news commentary "for the hearing impaired."
- Bischoff tells Cat to stop repeating him.
- Bischoff says that Hulk is afraid to wear the red-and-yellow tonight.
- Bischoff has a parting gift to Hulk: a special referee.
- Bischoff says he doesn't want the blood to be on his hands, but Horace's hands.
- Bischoff says that Horace with be the referee for Hulk's match with Kidman at GAB.
- Hulk Hogan walks onto the ramp.
- Hulk says the red-and-yellow will never die.
- Hulk says that he's gonna kick Kidman's ass, as well as Horace's.
- Hulk says that in July, he will be the WCW Heavyweight Champion.
- Goldberg is walking into the building as we go to commercial.
- During the commercial, Hulk Hogan cleaned house in the ring, to no one's surprise.
- Match #3: Kevin Nash vs. Rick Steiner and Tank Abbott in a Handicap Match
- The heels attack Nash as he walks out.
- Nash controls for a few seconds until a wrench to the back of the head shifts momentum.
- The heels bring Nash into the ring as the bell rings.
- Tank and Rick stomp on Nash for a bit.
- Familiar music brings out Goldberg.
- Goldberg hits the ring and spears Steiner.
- Goldberg gives Steiner the Jackhammer as Tank bails from the ring.
- Goldberg extends his hand to Nash and embraces him.
- Goldberg says he's been sitting at home listening to Tank run his filthy mouth.
- Goldberg states the obvious: he's back.
- Goldberg says that the slaughter begins tonight and that escape is no option.
- Goldberg says if Tank has the balls to show up next week in Atlanta, his ass is next.
- Goldberg takes off his tank top and grunts.
- Match was nothing, if you couldn't guess.
- This segment produces Absurd Comment #78,451 from Schiavone: "It's almost like the seventh game of the World Series, but it's Nitro!" Sigh...
- Moments Ago, Rick Steiner returned to his position of Goldberg's Whipping Boy.
- The Better Looking Version of Stephanie Wiant fails to get an interview with Goldberg.
- Bischoff flips out about Goldberg's return.
- Match #4: WCW Hardcore Champion Terry Funk vs. Vampiro
- From Thunder: Terry Funk regains the hardcore title.
- Funk addresses Bischoff's big surprise for him in that he doesn't know who he is wrestling tonight.
- Funk has a surprise from Bischoff: he's coming to the back to put his foot right up Bischoff's butt.
- Funk's opponent: Vampiro.
- Funk hits a low-blow on the rampway.
- Funk nails a piledriver for two due to the referee arriving in position late.
- Vampiro with a low blow and the Nail In The Coffin.
- Vamp beats up referee Jamie Tucker and gives him the Nail.
- Vamp calls for his pyro and it goes off.
- Vamp sends Funk into a ring light.
- Vamp punches Funk off the stage.
- Vamp slams Funk on the table and beats up some stagehands.
- Funk comes back with a trashcan to the head.
- Funk hits Vamp with a hollow pipe on the back.
- Billy Silverman is your new referee.
- Funk throws a coffee maker at Vamp but misses.
- Vamp slams Funk onto a table.
- We go outside and Vamp throws a trashcan at Funk.
- Funk drives Vamp's head into the TBS production room door.
- Funk sends Vamp onto a conveniently placed table.
- They fight near Vamp's gasoline tanker.
- Vamp beats on Funk with the gasoline hose.
- Vamp sprays Funk with gasoline until Sting makes the save.
- Sting takes over with kicks.
- Sting cuts off the gasoline valve as Vamp brandishes a flamethrower.
- Crack security prevents a human cookout as we cut to another scene at 5:20.
- Two things would be nice here:
- A finish, and;
- Vampiro getting the upper hand just once in this feud.
- Ric Flair still searches for his family as Russo and David Flair threaten the Flair Family.
- Shane Douglas appears on the scene and yells at Russo.
- Russo offers Douglas a chance at the U. S. Title tonight.
- Promo for The Asylum Match at GAB.
- Scenes from DDP's home:
- DDP pulls up in an SUV and finds his possessions in boxes outside the house.
- DDP tries to open the door but it's locked.
- Kim opens the door and greets DDP.
- DDP tells Kim to get the hell out but police officers tell DDP to walk away.
- Apparently, Kim put a 500-foot restraining order on DDP.
- Mike Awesome asks Kim for advice, who rebuffs him. Chuck Palumbo asks Kim for help in finding Liz.
- Last Wednesday, we see the unedited footage of DDP spanking Kim.
- Kim, Mike Awesome and Chuck Palumbo walk to ringside.
- Kim says she has a big problem with Miss Elizabeth.
- As the crowd chants "slut," Kim tells the crowd to be quiet.
- Kim calls out Liz.
- Liz makes her way out.
- Liz says that everyone is sick of Kim.
- Liz asks Kim what she wants.
- Kim has Palumbo and Awesome grab her by the arms.
- Kim addresses Liz taking a bat to her last week.
- Kim wants to show Liz who's in charge.
- "Self High Five" brings out DDP.
- Kim bails as DDP cleans house.
- Diamond Cutter on Awesome.
- Bischoff and two police officers head out.
- Bischoff points out that DDP violated the restraining order.
- DDP holds out his arms as the cops place handcuffs on him.
- Palumbo takes the flexor onto the cops and beats down a handcuffed DDP.
- Lex Luger (in a face mask) makes the save and sends Palumbo scurrying after a clothesline.
- Awesome gets to his feet and puts the boots to DDP.
- Karl Malone hits the ring as Awesome continues punishing DDP.
- Malone grabs Awesome from behind and gives him a Diamond Cutter.
- Scott Steiner is walking.
- Promo for the Human Torch Match at GAB.
- Ric Flair cuts a ranting promo as Pamela can't even keep up. I'm guessing this is supposed to be a spoof on the WWF's backstage announcers or something, as it looks like Pamela is intentionally trying to look bad.
- Match #5: WCW U. S. Champion Scott Steiner (w/ Midajah and Shakira) vs. Shane Douglas
- Steiner cuts a promo in the ring, using two of the Seven Words Forbidden On Television (courtesy George Carlin).
- Douglas will be the challenger tonight.
- Steiner assaults Douglas and gives him a clothesline as the Asylum cage lowers.
- Steiner with a gorilla-press slam.
- Douglas tries to get out of the cage and mule kicks Steiner as he gets close.
- Douglas with a rolling necksnap.
- Steiner whips Douglas, who gets in a neckbreaker.
- Douglas readies the taped fist but Steiner blocks and applies a wristlock.
- Steiner with a bearhug but Douglas counters with the taped fist.
- Douglas with a clothesline as Schiavone rants about the "new, relaxed rules" and "no DQ's."
- Steiner comes back and puts on the Steiner Recliner for the clean win.
- YOUR WINNER: Scott Steiner via Steiner Recliner in 2:29.
- As Sting is walking, Hulk Hogan takes view on a monitor.
- Promo for the Great American Bash.
- Match #6: Kidman (w/ Torrie Wilson) vs. Sting
- Kidman comes out wearing Hulk Hogan's shirt.
- Kidman with the typical Hulk mannerisms.
- The light show and "Napster's Favorite Musical Act" Metallica brings out Sting.
- Lockup, Sting backs Kidman into the corner and kicks him.
- Cross corner whip into an attempted Sting backdrop suplex.
- Kidman flips out and does his tornado bulldog.
- Sting biels Kidman out of the ring.
- Sting tosses Kidman back inside.
- Sting follows Kidman in with a running dive over the top rope! Haven't seen him do that in a while!
- Kidman comes back and goes up top but misses the splash.
- Sting with a cross corner whip and a Stinger Splash.
- Scorpion Deathlock applied.
- Torrie distracts Billy Silverman, which allows Vampiro to nail Sting from behind with the blowtorch.
- Vampiro puts Kidman on top for the win.
- YOUR WINNER: Kidman via pinfall in 2:25.
- Post-match, Vamp and Kidman beat up Sting until a red-and-yellow clad Hulk Hogan hobbles to the ring.
- Hulk cleans house. In other words, the sun rises from the east.
- Bischoff nails Hulk in the back with a chair. Hulk no-sells.
- As Hulk threatens Bischoff with a chair, The Cat sneaks in from behind with a side kick.
- Horace joins the action for a four-on-one beatdown.
- The heels rip off Hogan's shirt as a trashcan gets brought into the ring.
- Vamp pours gasoline into the trashcan and lights it with the torch.
- Bischoff throws Hogan's shirt into the fire.
- Vamp drags Sting towards the can but "Kronic" plays over the PA.
- Kronic heads to ring and beats up a security guy.
- The heels flee as Kronic enters the ring.
- "American Made" plays as the faces tend to Sting.
- Ric Flair (wearing his robe) and Jeff Jarrett are walking.
- Match #7: Jeff Jarrett (w/ David Flair in a referee outfit) vs. WCW World Champion Ric Flair
- Jarrett and David walk to the ring.
- The champ gets the second entrance.
- Ric is wrestling in his trunks tonight.
- David distracts Ric, which allows Jarrett to attack from behind.
- Ric comes back with chops and punches in the corner.
- A cross corner whip leads to a back elbow.
- Ric chases after David, which allows Jarrett to get some offense in.
- Russo and R&B security bring out Beth and Reid.
- Ric dives at security but Jarrett comes in from behind with punches.
- Jarrett shoves Ric off the rampway.
- Jarrett jabs Ric with a chair.
- Jarrett with another chairshot on the head.
- Jarrett drives the chair into Ric.
- Reid Flair sounds like Sly Stallone's son in Rocky V.
- Back inside, Jarrett chokes Flair on the middle rope.
- Flair is busted open.
- Flair with some chops.
- Flair with a snapmare and some punches to the head.
- David comes at Ric with the statuette but Ric blocks it and delivers a shot of his own.
- Flair Flip leads to a Russo bat shot on the outside.
- Back in the ring, Jarrett puts Ric in the figure-four.
- Charles Robinson, "impartial judge" according to Schiavone, enters the ring as the new ref.
- We are, of course, assuming that the Ric Flair Presidency Angle never happened.
- For the record, said previous bias never comes into play.
- As Ric goes for the ropes, he punches Russo off the apron.
- Ric with a small package for two.
- In the corner, Jarrett with eight punches but Ric gets in an inverted atomic drop and a ballshot.
- Ric blocks a couple rights and hits his own.
- Chops in the corner. Whoo!
- Jarrett reverses a whip to the corner.
- Flair Flip!
- Ric ducks a clothesline and hits his own on the apron.
- Ric then goes up top and hits the top rope axehandle!
- As Ric goes for the figure-four, Jarrett kicks Ric into Robinson.
- R&B security jump in but get dispatched by Ric.
- Russo puts on the referee shirt as Ric hits the rolling kneedrop.
- Ric takes out Russo and sets up for the figure-four.
- This allows Jarrett to ka-bong Ric with the guitar.
- Jarrett covers and Russo makes a three-count for yet another new world champion.
- YOUR WINNER AND NEW WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Jeff Jarrett via pinfall in 7:53.
- The trash is really covering the ring as the new champion holds the WCW World Title high.
- As Jarrett rants on the rampway, a wad of trash nails him on the forehead.
- Robinson tends to Ric as David and security bring Beth and Reid towards ringside.
- Ric gives chase as we fade.
- That was a good match, and it would have been better had it not taken four people for "The Chosen One" to defeat Ric Flair.
- On that note, can we allow Jarrett to hold the belt for more than two weeks and run with the ball?
- The Good: The main event. Production is doing a better job in promoting the PPV promos.
- The Bad: With exception to the last two matches, there was no wrestling. Before you mail me about this being sports entertainment, please keep in mind what the last "W" in WCW stands for.
- The Ugly: Yes, the main event had a screwy finish, but none of the performers deserves being pelted on the head with trash. It's dangerous and could legitimately hurt someone.
Jason T. sends the following arena report:
I arrived at the arena at 4:35 to get Jeff Jarrett's autograph, since he
wasn't able to sign when he was here the day the tickets went on sale. He
wasn't actually signing, but an E-Center worker took them back to him, and
he signed them. That took 25 minutes. He can't be that hard to find.
I then walked four blocks to buy some poster board and a pen. I made my
sign while walking back, but doubted it would be seen, as I was 13 rows
back, behind the announcers.
I loved the last Nitro set, but this one took my breath away. Something
about the main screen that amazed me.
We had no clue why Vampiro's pyro went off. We just assumed it was another
mistake. Also, Donny Osmond was nearly booed out of the building, while
Malone was introduced to muse-worthy cheers.
None of the Goldberg vignettes appeared on the screen as far as I know. I
may be wrong. This may have been to add excitement to the arena crowd. Of
course, there were plenty of signs proclaiming his return to the same
building he made his debut in.
Kimberly's performance was pathetic. We appeared more clueless than she
was. Don't give her any more dialogue rolls. Is she trying to act that
ditsy? Nevermind. The Flair family has the acting talent. All of them are
The main event was genius. For the first time all night, I was excited.
They made us believe that Flair was going to walk out as champion. Plus the
trash being thrown into the ring was pure genius. Definitely one of the
better main events on Nitro in recent memory.
I'd say that this was one of the better Nitros of the year. Everything
seemed to click. There was a lot of action, and surprise. Maybe WCW will
recognize the fans' enthusiasm, and will reward us with a Pay Per View.
DDT Digest's own King Leo sends the following arena report:
I arrived at the E-Center at 4:30, an hour before the show was supposed
I went around to the parking lot where I knew all the wrestlers would be
parking and saw the Goldberg monster truck. After a few minutes, we saw
Goldberg himself and Hulk Hogan.
They were taping Hogan's and Goldberg's arrival. I don't know how many
times they taped it, but I saw two. As Jason T. said, they didn't show
Goldberg's arrival in the arena. It may have been to add to the surprise,
but I'm guessing it would be because it would be kind of odd to show something
as live to the people in the arena when many of them had already seen it.
Then again, that didn't stop them from showing the replay of Jeff Jarrett
unmasking a few weeks ago on Thunder before they showed the match.
The last time I went to Nitro, they sold the WCW Magazine as the program
for $5.00 when the cover price was $3.95. This time, the program was still
$5.00, but the cover price was $4.95 and it had a special section
that you can only get at live events showing the wrestlers and giving information
about them. If you figure that there's a 6% sales tax in Utah, that means
I got a good deal on it, if $5.00 for a wrestling magazine can be considered
to be a "good deal."
By this time, it was about 5:30, so I went to find my seat. When I found
my seat, I decided that I was in desperate need of a Goldberg shirt, so
I bought that.
I got back and was joined by five other people, (Mark, whose house was
the site of my Nitro report a couple of weeks ago, three of his roommates,
and a girl who lived in the same building as Mark.) They had a sign that
said "I got it on with Jeff Jarrett's mom." They also had a dry-erase board
to make signs on the fly and some traffic cones to shout into. One of his
roommates had Lash LeRoux sideburns painted on, and another had the black
part of Vampiro's face paint. They did this with the marker for the dry-erase
They started out by showing the pre-show from wcw.com. When they announced
that Ric Flair would be there, I started a big WHOOOO!
The lumberjack match was originally listed as Rey Misterio Jr. against
Chavo. I don't know why they changed it.
The Miss Hancock-Candido-Flair-Flair thing made no sense at all.
But I saw Miss Hancock, so I'm not complaining.
A lot of people were cracking up in the arena when they showed Kimberly
packing up and again when DDP went to the house, especially the last line
the cop had: "Oh, by the way, my kids are big fans of yours," or something
I didn't get home to see Goldberg's arrival on the replay so I don't know
for sure, but you might be able to see me during that part.
Goldberg got a HUGE response. He probably got the biggest pop of the night.
At some point during the show, I wondered to myself, "Doesn't Reid Flair
have to go to school?"
Then I realized that he could just explain to Ms. Snodgrass that he had
been abducted by R & B Security.
Karl Malone also got a huge pop. His diamond cutter didn't look too bad
from where I was sitting either.
I was pretty surprised to see Scott Steiner get a clean win over Shane
But I was more surprised to see Ric Flair hit a top rope move.
The Flair flop is even better to see in person.
Flair's obviously older and flabbier, but the Man can still go.
Sometime during the title match, the sign about Jeff Jarrett's mom was
supposedly visible for some time on the screen in the arena, and I think
I saw it on the replay, but I'm not sure if that was it or not.
There was a lot of trash thrown into the ring. I got splashed with some
mysterious evil sticky drink, thus reminding me why it's not cool to throw
trash into the ring. I got back to see the replay and was surprised when
the announcers were actually condoning such behavior, and nobody did anything
I was also expecting the typical "Don't throw trash for the children" speech
before it began, but I guess we didn't get that this time or I'm sure that
nobody would have thrown anything, nor did we get a don't jump into the
ring warning or I'm sure that Karl Malone never would have got involved.
After the show, we went to the parking lot again to see who was there.
We saw a bunch of the WCW crew, Jeff Jarrett, a lady who I think was Beth
Flair, and Vampiro (who was wearing some weird glasses). Vampiro signed
a few autographs despite security telling people not to go up to the car.
He started to drive away, then stopped to sign more autographs.
On our way to eat, Mark mentioned that he likes the WWF better than because
it makes no sense and because people hold titles for a few months at a
I can even see a title changing hands every week, or every couple of weeks,
but that was the third title change in three shows.
That also means that giving Ric Flair the title, then Kevin Nash made no
sense. Putting the title on someone like Tommy Rich back in the good old
days to see if he can get over as a champion is one thing, and I even can
see why they made Kevin Nash champion since they didn't know what Flair's
health problems were. I can also see how they'd give the title back to
Flair once he had been cleared to wrestle again, but to give Jeff Jarrett
the title again that same night makes no sense, unless they're planning
something for him at the Great American Bash.
But I can't complain too much because I got to see history as it happened,
even though it was pre-planned history. I saw Goldberg's return, Shane
Douglas cleanly job, Ric Flair hit a top rope move, Ric Flair blade, and
the World Heavyweight title change hands.
The night started out pretty slow, but picked up after Goldberg made his
I had a hard time getting into the proper frame of mind, but still had
a good time.