WCW Worldwide - Saturday, 7/8/00
- Bill (circa 7/7/1997): "Also, I had someone
volunteer to start sending me WCW Worldwide Results. So,
don't be surprised if those start appearing."
- You know, that's a Jericho-like intro ;)
- Three years (and one day ago), I watched a crappy
Glacier match, and lived to tell about it.
- In fact, I managed to write a (just as crappy) report about it.
- Since then, I've kept on going...
- 146 Worldwide reports total.
- The reports got better, I hope...
- The matches have had their moments, too.
- I've seen title changes...
- Well, not on THIS show, but in general...
- format changes and management changes.
- But, through out it all, one thing stands
- Tony Schiavone really sucks as announcer.
- He blows, big time.
- He's just so awful.
- Oh, wait, that wasn't it.
- Let's try again: One thing stands constant:
- On most weeks, I'm happy I spent the hour
or two doing this.
- Despite the varying (but always constant)
amount of crap elsewhere in WCW, I can
usually find something good here
- So, I keep doing it.
- At least until they kill this sucker off,
- Just to show that's nothing really changed, here's a
really not-good report!
- Well, it's not my fault this time.
- I watched the show live, and wrote down parts
- But, I wanted to wait to do the play by play for
the last two matches (and some other small things)
till I watched my tape.
- And...I can almost make out images on the tape.
- So, it's not my bad recapping skills that's
holding me down this week.
- It's my bad 'adjusting the antenna to get a
decent reception' skills.
- Let's start the hour long hype for Bash at the Beach!
- Hudson: "The viciousness of Goldberg..."
- Hyping for this week's matches
- Tony and Mike's main topic of discussion: Johnny
The Bull, who gets a major push.
- Wrong week for that.
- Mean Gene talks to Terry Funk and Johnny the Bull
- Mean Gene says Johnny's facing "Average"
Mike Sanders, which is wrong.
- Anyway, Terry tries to trick Johnny into turning
around, but Johnny's not stupid enough to do it
and get smacked again.
- More matches for tonight
- Franchise vs the Wall.
- And one more match that's not important for us to
mention now, I guess.
- Back to the studio
- They hype Johnny the Bull some more.
- Clips from Nitro
- Goldberg, Nash and Steiner qualify for
the main event.
- And there's that main event.
- Hudson and Larry take turns trying to say "Goldberg's
a HEEL now. Stop cheering him!"
- Jarrett and Hogan are fighting at Bash At The Beach
- Well, they probably are, at any rate.
- First, a brief moment to talk about the 10 year
friendship between Hall and Nash.
- Well, except for that time when Hall
turned on Nash and joined nWo Hollywood.
- I think Hudson was just about to remember
that, before we went to the clips.
- Back to Thunder, where Jeff and Horace fight.
- Zybszko likes saying that Jarrett is a "paper
- Bash at the Beach rundown
- Hudson keeps calling him "Thug Life Goldberg."
- He also says "Every championship will be on
the line", which is cool, 'cause I've been
hoping for a Women's Cruiserweight Title match.
- Some whose name I can't see asks Disco the
Standard Question (how did you get into wrestling/WCW?)
- Originality is not needed to get your
question on WCW Worldwide!
- The person also wants to know if Disco's
considered acting, so there's a little
- Disco continues the grand tradition of heels
cutting promos on their fans.
- Of course, Disco tries to sound like a
WCW version of Eminem while doing it.
- And he doesn't really answer the question.
- Larry gives us his version of the story, saying
that Disco kinda snuck in the backdoor, and
they've been trying to kick him out since.
- You know, if we took out this segment, we could
have time for an Allen Funk match.
- Crowbar (w/lead pipe, but not Daffney this week) vs Jason
- Wheeler kinda looks like Louis Spicolli, with
Road Warrior paint around one eye.
- Circle, stalling.
- Lockup, headlock by Wheeler, off the ropes,
- Wheeler with a punch, punch, punch, punch, punch,
punch, snap mare.
- Wheeler with a punch, punch, cross corner whip,
Crowbar with a kip over the charging Wheeler and
dropkicks him into the corner.
- Crowbar with a series of punches, chop, chop,
whip and that nice dropkick.
- Wheeler up with a punch, elbow, and throws Crowbar
over the top rope.
- Except Crowbar skins the cat, and comes from
behind Wheeler with a bulldog.
- Slingshot bodypress, then an Asai Moonsault.
Cover, 2 count.
- Crowbar with punches, push into the corner, kick,
corner whip, 'rana reversed into a powerbomb.
- Wheeler with a legdrop, then picks back up
- Snap mare, then a running headsnap and a possibly
illegal diving headbutt.
- Wheeler with a whip, head down too soon, Crowbar
pushes him to the mat.
- Crowbar picks him up, punch, punch, chop, chop,
whip, Wheeler ducks under the clothesline, full
nelson slam by Wheeler.
- Cover, 2 count. Wheeler chokes Crowbar.
- Wheeler with a slam, and he goes up to the 2nd
rope, somersault senton misses.
- Crowbar with a clothesline, clothesline, pick up,
whip, jumping back elbow.
- Crowbar with a slam, between the legs legdrop,
then a slingshot somersault legdrop for 3.
- Your Winner: Crowbar (4:40)
- "Above Average " Mike Sanders vs Johnny the
Bull (w/ Terry Funk)
- Tenay, when Penzer has to be corrected: "Of
course it's the 'Above Average' Mike Sanders,
you'd know that if you'd been following Worldwide..."
- Oh, this is No DQ
- Eh, it's too bad of reception to even attempt PBP
on this match.
- Okay match between the two, with both looking
- Johnny especially, kinda messing up on
Sanders' Above Average Asai Moonsault to
- Terry Funk turns on Johnny when he rolls out at a
point, beating him from behind with a chair.
- Terry got a chant out of it, which is odd.
- The announcers mention that Mike Sanders looks a
lot like Jeff Jarrett, so it's just a matter of
time before they run an angle about it.
- Terry ends up throwing Johnny the chair, and he
uses it on Mike Sanders to get the win.
- Your Winner: Johnny the Bull (4:08)
- Post match, Terry pushes and slaps Johnny in the
ring, and eventually, Johnny pushes back.
- And that's the lesson for today.
- Shane Douglas vs the Wall
- Please let this be quick.
- No, I'm not transcribing Shane.
- I take the time to notice that nice
Worldwide logo on the mat.
- He talks about Buff and stuff, but I've
- Shane attacks the Wall from behind with punches
- And more punches and kicks
- Wall fights back with punches, a whip, and a big
foot to the face.
- Shane rolls out, then rolls back in to get
- Shane with a chop, chop from Wall,
- Wall with a whip, Gorilla slam by Wall into a
sunset flip by Shane into a chokeslam by Wall,
but Shane eyepokes (after a long pause) him to
- The audience wasn't really happy with
- Shane with a dropkick, then clotheslines Wall out.
- Wall pulls him out, punch, whip into the railing,
- Wall throws him back in. Kick, kick, kick, punch,
punch, corner whip, reversed, big boot for Shane.
- Wall with a second rope splash, 2 count.
- Wall with a whip, nope, they blow the spot so
they do it again...
- And my video goes bad there, so let me just recap
the important things...
- Wall ends up hitting a DDT on Shane, but
something goes wrong, and Shane's screwed up.
- Wall doesn't realize it, and kicks Shane on the
mat, which Shane doesn't sell (so it looks really
- The referee talks to Shane, and I guess they
decide to go on to the finish.
- Wall hits a chokeslam, but is slow to cover, and
Shane kicks out at 2
- Which is supposed to be Shane dropping Wall with
the Pittsburgh Plunge, but Shane can't get him
up, even after 2 tries, and it looks horribly bad.
- And Shane hurts himself more trying it, and he
can't get up for a while.
- When he does, he does a quick running elbow drop,
and gets the win on it.
- Your Winner: Shane Douglas (4:23)
- So, that match wasn't good to begin with, and it
ended up horribly...
- Why did they bother to show it?