Also, the Thrillers have a problem with Kevin Nash.
And...Jimmy Hart has a response to his challenge.
But, our top story is DDP's return to WCW.
Back to Nitro.
DDP returns and talks a bunch.
He has words with the BattleDome guys.
So do the rest of the WCW guys.
The BattleDome guys jump the rail.
Give credit to Hudson for actually learning their names.
Zybsko says they may look built, but they're just actors and
have no business in the ring.
The Thrillers have turned on Kevin Nash
Back to Nitro again
Nash conducts an interview.
Sean's match doesn't go as planned.
And he turns on Kevin Nash in that match.
On Thunder, Nash gets turned on.
Larry doesn't feel sad, for Nash has done the same to many
people since the nWo.
The next segment is all about Jimmy Barron accepting Jimmy Hart challenge.
You won't mind if I blow this part off.
Barron's does talk about being laid out by Kanyon, which caused
him to be unable to file those Road Reports.
It's time for Ask WCW.
This week, it's for Tony S., and it's from Henry Meltzer from
What was the most memorable match you have ever called?
Tony: "Henry, thanks a lot for the question. I've had a lot of
memorable matches, actually, you go back to Charlotte, North Carolina,
1993 Starrcade, where Ric Flair put his career on the line against
Vader and won the WCW title. But before that, I have to go back to
1989, my first time ever to Madison Square Garden, Hulk Hogan faced
the Big Bossman in a steel cage on a Sunday afternoon. I'll never
forget that moment."
Now Larry Z is training Jimmy Barron how to wrestle.
Again, you don't care and neither do I.
Jimmy Barron jumps an unsuspecting Mike Tenay.
Time for...whatever they're calling it this week.
Mike Tenay (w/hurting arm) joins the broadcast.
Scott talks about Scott Steiner's ban on attacking people.
It's the Professor's Pick Of The Week: BATB '96, Rey Mysterio vs
This match rocks.
Rey Mysterio vs Psychosis
Circle, armdrag by Rey, Psi falls out of the ring.
Rey goes for the leg, single leg crab by Rey.
Psi reverses, bow and arrow. Rey falls out and lands on top for a
Cross arm breaker by Rey.
Psi escapes, grapevines the leg, arm bar.
Psi lets go, and hooks a leg scissors around the upper body.
Rey hooks on an Indian Deathlock, but Psi gets to the ropes.
Lockup, Psi with a kick to the stomach, a whole bunch of reversals
leading to Rey with an armdrag, they avoid each other off the ropes...
Rey with a Asia Moonsault
and lands on his feet. Spin kick by Psi, Rey rolls out, Psi with a suicide dive to the
Rey's out on the outside. Psi goes to the top rope...top rope senton
to the floor!
Psi throws Rey back in. Enzuiguri kick.
Psi with a camel clutch and pulls his mouth.
Psi with a hammerlock, Rey with that lift up hiptoss, tiger mask
fake up, cartwheel on top of Psi for a 'rana.
Rey with a springboard dropkick!
Up top, flying 'rana off the apron to the floor!
Rey rolls Psi in, rope flip moonsault for 2.
Whip, reversed, Psi flapjacks him but Rey dropkicks him.
Rey to the apron, springboard dropkick, and Psi skies to the
Rey with a corkscrew Asai moonsault!
Rey hits the ringpost as much as he hits Psi.
Psi back in, Rey tries a springboard 'rana, but he get powerbombed.
Psi gets 2.
Psi with a Canadian Backbreaker, running him into the top rope.
Now Psi's going up there with him - Top Rope Black Tiger Bomb
reversed into a flying 'rana!
Rey falls on top for the win!
Your Winner: Rey Mysterio Jr (8:50 shown, 15:18 actual)
Next week, on the Professor's Pick.
Hudson: "The Shark? THE SHARK?"
Um, no. Buff Bagwell vs DDP from Great American Bash 1996.
But they told me we were getting Savage/Flair this week
Buff Bagwell vs Jeff Jarrett
Crowbar vs Reno vs Big Vito for the Hardcore Title
Handicap Match: Boogie Knights vs Filthy Animals
US Title Match: General Rection vs Lance Storm
Goldberg vs Lex Luger
Straight Jacket/Caged Heat/World Title: Booker T vs Scott Steiner