House Show Results from Fairfax, VA, September 26th
House Show Results from Fairfax, VA, Friday, September 26th
For those of you who missed me looking forward to it incessantly for the last two months, I went a house show at the George Mason University Patriot Center on 9/26. Here is my report:
- We knew we were close to the arena when we stopped at a Roy Rogers across the street and saw a kid in an nWo shirt. For all the shirts being sold, I've only actually seen someone wearing one out in public once before, at an airport.
- As we are going into the arena, a taped announcement is playing. No bottles, cans, large containers, or recording devices. However, they specifically say cameras are permitted. That's pretty cool but I wish I had known it beforehand. I brought two mini disposables so I could sneak them in. All the pictures I took with them sucked. If I'd known they were allowed, I would have brought a good camera with a zoom lens. My girlifriend had our backpack full of stuff and the person at the gate took a peek in it, but didn't really search it thoroughly.
- It's a decent, and vocal, crowd although the entire upper deck is pretty much empty. Maybe 4,000 or so. Hard to tell, I'm really bad at counting crowds.
- Stealing someone else's idea, I was going to bring a "Steve Regal Was Framed" sign, but I forgot that at non-televised shows, the seating areas are dark and only the ring is lit. The only time people would have seen it is before the show and during intermission. There were actually very few signs, but the ones at ringside did come into play. More on that later.
- The guys sitting behind us were an absolute riot. Sometimes, you got screwed, with drunk idiots behind you screaming "F**k you!" all night long or making stupid comments. However, the guys behind us were funny. Calmly discussing whether it's pronounced "soo-plex" or "soo-play" and yelling for Tito Santana to come out and make the save on Eddie Guerrero. We were in Section 155, Row AA, Seats 6 through 11. They were the best non-floor seats, and were full price, $25.00. However, they were better than most floor seats, other than first row, because people standing up did not block our view of the ring.
- All five people I brought with me had never been to a live event before. My girlfriend follows wrestling, two of the guys follow casually, one generally doesn't watch, and the last person, a woman, has NEVER watched in her life and had to be cajoled into going. To give you an idea of what I was dealing with, she takes ballet. In fact, we had to pick her up and bring her as she didn't want to go throught the parking lot alone. That may sound wimpy but, in fact, she was smart. Like other live events I've gone to, I always see a couple of drunk people in the parking lot on the verge of fighting on the way out.
- Before the matches started, I put on my La Parka mask and put a cigar in my mouth. That didn't last long because I couldn't see a damn thing.
- Here is the printed card in the program:
- Giant, Lex Luger, and DDP vs. Nash, Hall, and Savage
- Steiner Brothers vs. Bagwell and Norton
- Jarrett vs. Mongo
- Malenko vs. Hennig
- Ultimate (sic) Dragon vs. Eddie Guerrero
- Chris Jericho vs. Alex Wright
- David Pinzer comes out and tells us they'll be some changes to the card. Flair is out due to his injuries. (Even though Flair was not on the printed card, he was expected because he had opened up ticket sales with an autograph signing and had been on radio commercials.) Nash just had surgery on his knee. Hall has an injury and can't wrestle but will still be here tonight. So, we will have Giant and Luger vs. Hennig and Syxx and we will hopefully have it settled once and for all, DDP vs. Savage in a singles match. They would be other changes that he didn't announce which you will soon see. Anyway, when he announces about Flair and the Outsiders, he gets booed. When he is done with his announcements, he says WCW is sorry for the changes, and anybody who wants a refund can get one right now and leave. This is in line with the WWF's policy when there are changes in the card, although the WWF gives you until the end of the first match to get your refund and go home.
- Pinzer did his warning about not throwing stuff and having the kids stand up to emphasize who you might hit. People, just like at other arenas, booed as if he was taking away their God-given right to throw things at other people.
- Referees for tonight would be Mickey J. and Randy "Pee Wee" Anderson. I didn't record who reffed which match, but they didn't come into play, anyway.
- Ultimo Dragon made WCW World Cruiserweight Champion Eddie Guerrero submit to the Dragon Sleeper in a non-title match up.
- When it was announced this would be a non-title match up, it was obvious to me who was going to win.
- As Eddie was going to the ring, some jerk was pointing at him with a laser pointer. Hopefully, the guy was immediately thrown out because we never saw evidence of the laser pointer again.
- In my opinion, this was great booking for the opening match. Guerrero, as you probably know, does a great job of playing the heel: hiding behind the referee, overselling moves, and covering his ears when the crowd chants "Eddie sucks". It was a great way to get people who didn't follow wrestling laughing and having a good time. Most of the other matches were only interesting if you are following the storyline.
- Like all the matches tonight featuring high flyers, there wasn't much flying. I'm theorizing that for small house shows, they get the crowd more involved with microphone work and overselling moves. I'm guessing it's not worth the inherent risk of high flying moves for such a small non-televised crowd.
- Dragon wasn't as over as I thought he would be. He tried to get everyone involved but everyone was more interested in booing Eddie than cheering Dragon.
- This was probably the longest match of the night. At lot of it was Eddie doing his heel tactics. The match did not drag, though, as the dramatics were very well received.
- "The Iceman" Dean Malenko made "The Patron Saint Of Flight Attendants" Steve Regal submit to the Texas Cloverleaf.
- Methinks that Mr. Regal has been sentenced to a period of jobberdom as punishment for his making wee-wee on a flight attendant.
- "The Iceman" got a great pop. I guess he is no longer the "Man of 1,000 Holds". He is not announced that way and doesn't wear "1,000" on his trunks anymore.
- Before the match, some idiot jumped the railing and ran into the ring behind Malenko and put his arms in the air as a show of victory to show how proud of himself he was. At first, I thought it might be legit, as no one did anything. Then Malenko turned around and saw him. Malenko paused for a second and then, somewhat theatrically, started to run the guy across the ring with an Irish Whip. At this point I still thought it was legit until the doofus hit the ropes. Wrestlers always turn around to hit the ropes with their back. This guy hit them facefirst facing me so I had a great view of it. And, if you don't already know, "ropes" is a misnomer. They are taut steel cables with a thin plastic coating. They look soft when a 300 pound guy is bouncing off them. When a 150 lb guy takes a cable across the face, it ain't pretty. He held his face in pain and Malenko then punched him and pitched him out of the ring into a swarm of security. Malenko was already over with the crowd, but as a result of this, now he was really over.
- Regal has gotten really fat.
- This match was pretty short, with Regal's main offense being a lot of eye pokes and European uppercuts.
- "Lionhart" Chris Jericho made "Das Blunderpinned" Alex Wright submit to the Lion Tamer.
- Alex, like Eddie Guerrero, seems to have found his true calling as a heel. My girlfriend and I danced along with him and as an added bonus, he did some mic work. He said the same thing in German to us multiple times and finally he paused and said it in English: "Shut up!" It was awesome. Then he said that Fairfax, Virginia is a "pigsty". To which, one of the guys behind me said, "And you look just like a hog, boy!"
- Jericho has some new Generation X music. When it started, I thought Raven was coming to come out.
- This match had the most aeriel moves of the night. Wright controlled most of this match.
- Wright used the ropes to his advantange a lot.
- The Lion Tamer at the end was pretty weak.
- After the match, Jericho did his thing with backing into the crowd so all the humanoids could touch him. The guys behind me: "Ugh, don't touch him, he's all sweaty!" "Watch out, you'll get scabies!"
- After the match, Jericho grabbed someone's "Alex Wright Is Gay" sign and held it up for everyone to see.
- The Steiner Brothers def. Bagwell and Norton when Scott pinned Bagwell following a belly-to-belly suplex.
- Whatever happened to calling Bagwell and Norton "Vicious and Delicious"?
- Before the match, Bagwell grabs the mic and asks if Fairfax, VA is nWo country. To which he gets a big pop. Then he says, "Well, we don't give a s**t!" Ouch!!!
- In the early part of the match, Bagwell has Rick in hysterics with all his posing. Then Rick starts to mock Bagwell.
- A second fan got tossed during this match. I think he was in the group with the first guy. There was a group of really drunk, obnoxious guys rindside there who kept running up to the railing. I'm not sure if this guy jumped the railing and just fell over it drunk. Either way, he didn't make it into the ring.
- Surprise, surprise, Scott has early advantage, tags in Rick, Rick takes a beating, hot tag to Scott, Scott cleans house and gets the win. You know the drill.
- A lot of our view of the match was blocked by Norton standing on the apron and his big, fat ass in the way.
- Intermission. At this point, I put on my Rey Misterio mask. No one else in my group would wear masks. And I brought four of them.
- Steve "Mongo" McMichael pinned Jeff Jarrett following a tombstone piledriver.
- You already know what happens during a Jarrett match.
- Mongo called Jarrett "Chicken Liver". I think he meant "Chicken Little".
- Jarrett was outside the ring more than in it. There wasn't a lot of action in this match.
- "Diamond" Dallas Page pinned Randy "Macho Man" Savage following a Diamond Cutter.
- As this match was about to start, I opened up my case of Slim Jims and passed them out to everyone in our immediate area.
- Macho Man did some great mic work before the match. I don't remember too much except: "Faifax, VA, is the land of broken dreams and I'm about to break another one...bring him out!"
- This match was the only one with significant work on the floor.
- No big surprises in this match. DDP is so over that just the standard match between these two got the crowd rocking and rolling.
- Somebody in the crowd got ejected for throwing stuff. You could see security guys on the other side of the arena identifying him and going over to eject him. It was interesting to watch it develop. And, surprise! He was part of the same group of idiots where the previous guy got rejected.
- The Giant and "The Total Package" Lex Luger defeated WCW U.S. Champion Curt Hennig and Syxx via DQ when Scott Hall interfered.
- Hennig spits his gum into the crowd before the match. A souvenier I could without.
- Hall comes out on crutches. Gee, I wonder if those crutches will come into play...
- Syxx did some posing in the beginning to mock Luger. Giant started laughing and did the thing with his index finger and thumb pointing up and being close together to demonstrate how small a certain part of Syxx's anatomy was.
- Giant couldn't stop laughing during the match. He was either drunk or just in a really good mood because he is about to become a first-time dad.
- Lex wrestled the first 95% of the match, mostly taking a beating as Syxx and Hennig tagged in and out. Luger did get some shots in.
- Luger with the hot tag to the Giant. Giant just squashes Hennig and Syxx. Giant chokeslams Hennig as Luger is racking Syxx. Hall climbs into the ring and starts nailing the good guys with his crutches and the ref calls for the bell. Giant spent less than a minute actually in the match.
- The shower of sodas, cups full of ices, and garbage starts flying here, nailing everyone, and gets worse until the show is over.
- Now, the rest of the nWo rushes the ring to start laying waste to Luger and Giant.
- The beating starts, and all of a sudden, a hugh cheer erupts from the crowd by the entranceway. Someone has come in to make the save. It's Sting!!! The real Sting!!! The crowd goes absolutely ballistic!!!!!!!
- Sting whips out his bat and starts nailing everyone! He nails Savage coming off the ropes and nails Bagwell. Then he gives Bagwell a Scorpion Death Drop. The crowd is screaming its collective head off. It was deafening.
- Finally, Sting is left alone in the ring with a fallen Bagwell, Luger, and Giant. Sting helps Luger and Giant up.
- The crowd starts chanting, "Speak! Speak! Speak!" Sting climbs to the top turnbuckle and gives a yell. Couldn't hear it above the crowd, so I couldn't tell whether it was his trademark scream or not.
- Sting goes to leave, but the crowd wants more. So he comes back and turns slowly around sticking the bat out pointing at everyone in the crowd. Crowd goes absolutely nuts.
- As the wrestlers were leaving, Luger saw a guy in the front row who'd been waving a "Lex Luger Is A Fag" sign all night and really started getting into it with the guy. I couldn't tell whether Luger was legit pissed or just doing a work.
- Unfortunately, I used all my film and didn't get a picture of the ring full of garbage and a broken crutch lying there.
- Overall, it was a great show. A number of tap outs and, interestingly enough, the faces won every single match. Also, there were no title matches, which, in my opinion, is fine at a non-televised house show since you know the belt won't change hands. A number of other wrestling pages were predicting how the house shows would be disappointing this weekend due to Flair being out, the injuries to the Outsiders, and the possibility that the Giant wouldn't be there as his wife is due to give birth. It's possible that Sting was added to the card to make up for that, or Sting is now showing up at house shows to psyche people up for his eventual return. Suffice to say, it was an incredible shock to have Sting come to a house show that small and it made the show for everyone, including me, and I'm not even a Sting mark. The crowd reaction was just so incredible, even though Sting doesn't do that much for me, it was complete mark out time. Especially since there had been no rumors nor hints of his appearance.
Wade M. sent this report on the show:
Four matches for this show at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA, that were announced in advance were Lex Luger vs. Scott Hall, The Giant vs. Kevin Nash, Ric Flair vs. Jeff Jarrett, and DDP/Steiners vs. Norton/Bagwell/Syxx.
At the start of the show, the ring announcer told the crowd that Scott Hall and Kevin Nash were both injured at the Battle in Seattle. Nash wouldn't be appearing at the show due to the injury. However, because of the change, we were getting two "main events." One was DDP vs. Randy Savage, the other was Luger/Giant vs. Syxx/Curt Hennig!
Comments: The crowd was mostly WCW. There wasn't a huge pop for any of the nWo people. It was an entertaining show. I was kinda surprised to see Guererro and Wright job, but their matches were good. I was hoping Regal would have a fighting chance, until I saw it was Malenko he was facing. The nWo stomp party in the main event saw a lot of stuff being thrown into the ring. That's just plain rude.
- As I was walking in, some guy was passing out fliers and saying "Come meet WWF tag team champions The Headbangers." He didn't look like he was having too good a time.
- Match 1: Ultimo Dragon def. Eddie Guererro with the Dragon Sleeper.
- This was announced as a non-title match as Guererro made his way to the ring.
- There was a HUGE "Eddie Sucks" chant all throughout the match. Guererro played it up well. He is really over as a heel.
- Dragon did his headstand-on-the-turnbuckle trick again, and Guererro walked right into a dropkick. As usual. It's hard to believe that it's really all that confusing.
- Eddie spent most of the match working on the Dragon's knee, putting him in a bridging STF-type move at one point.
- The end came when Eddie went for a powerbomb, and the Dragon flipped over him and, in one motion, slapped on the Dragon Sleeper for a victory. A
very impressive move.
- Post-match, Dragon tried to take the belt, but was informed that it was, indeed, a non-title match.
- Match 2: Dean Malenko def. Steven Regal with the Texas Cloverleaf
- Regal spent time taunting the crowd in the beginning of the match, which led nicely to . . .
- Some fool fan jumped into the ring. He got in, stood up, raised his arms into the air as if to say "I'm a badass," and was promptly tackled by referee Mickey Jay and Malenko. Malenko got some hard shots in on the guy as Jay held him against the ropes. A security guard ran into the ring from the other side, and took the fan away. Man, what a moron!
- Regal got some decent heel heat, but it was more or less an easy victory for Malenko.
- Post-match, Regal jawed at the fans some more. Maybe they were asking him where the bathroom was...
- Match 3: Chris Jericho def. "Das Nitrogirl" Alex Wright with the Liontamer
- Wright grabbed the mic and started speaking German. He then spoke English and called Fairfax a "pigsty."
- Jericho then grabbed the mic and said "None of us understand that German you're speaking, bu there's something we all understand!" He then did a "kiss-my-ass" type motion.
- For reasons yet to be determined, the crowd started the customary "USA" chant. In a match between a Canadian and a German. Who were they rooting
for, the ref?
- Wright misses a dropkick, Jericho grabs his legs, and turns him over into the Liontamer for the win.
- Match 4: The Steiner Brothers def. Vicious & Delicious when Scott Steiner pinned Bagwell with a belly-to-belly suplex.
- Bagwell got on the mic and said "We've heard that Fairfax is nWo territory. Well, we really don't give a shit!"
- The crowd started barking when the Steiners came out.
- Before the match, the combatants were check by the referee for foreign objects. That doesn't happen too often, anymore.
- Rick gets worked over a lot, but makes the tag to Scott, who cleans house.
- While Norton and Rick are on the outside, Scott hits the belly-to-belly for the win.
- Post-match, another fan tried to jump the rail, but was caught before he got far.
- Match 5: Steve McMichael def. Jeff Jarrett with the Tombstone
- When Jarrett tried his customary walkout, Mongo took the mic and asked "What do you people think is wrong with chicken liver here?"
- Jarrett is in control most of the match, but Mongo hits the tombstone for the win.
- Man, this was a quick match! WCW must not pay these guys on a per-minute basis.
- Match 6: Diamond Dallas Page def. Randy Savage with the Diamond Cutter
- Before the match, Savage said something about "Fairfax being the city of broken dreams, and here comes another one."
- DDP got a HUGE pop when he came out.
- This was another quick match, and a basic brawl. Lots of action outside the ring.
- DDP missed with two Diamond Cutters, but hit the third for the win.
- Before the main event, the ring announcer said that Starrcade will be coming to DC in December, but tickets won't go on sale until September. HUH? Where does this guy get his calendars??
- Main Event: Lex Luger and The Giant def. Syxx and Curt Hennig (w/Scott Hall) by disqualification
- Scott Hall came out on crutches with Syxx and Hennig
- It looked like a strobe light when Luger and Giant came out, all the pictures being taken.
- Luger started out and spent most of the match getting double-teamed by the nWo.
- Syxx did his "Bronco Ride" on Luger, but got met with a foot to the crotch when he tried it a second time.
- Luger makes the tag to Giant, who takes out both of his opponents.
- Luger recovers and puts Syxx in the rack while Giant chokeslams Hennig and goes for the pin. The ref is trying to get Luger and Syxx out of the ring, so Hall sneaks in and hits Giant with a crutch. He then goes and hits Luger, leading to the DQ.
- Hall, Syxx, Hennig, Norton, and Bagwell proceed to do a number on Luger and Giant, until....
- Sting comes down the aisle, enters the ring, and proceeds to clean house with his baseball bat. He clears the ring of everyone except Bagwell, who gets a Scorpion Death Drop for his troubles.
- Post-match, Sting and Giant hug, and Sting climbs the ropes and gives his Stinger howl. The crowd goes nuts.
All in all, a good show, considering all the last-minute booking changes they had to make.
Lee C. sends in this report:
I just got home from the event and man that was good. I had to write you and put in my two cents.....
Well, we arrived at the Patriot Center about 6:30 or so and got in line to buy our t-shirts. After a few minutes of fighting in line we finally got out nWo shirts and of course my girlfriend had to buy her nWo teddy bear. Well, we made our way down to our seats onto the floor and were escorted to our seats. 8th row across the way from where the wrestlers entered the ring.
Around 7:31 or so, the ring announcer made his way into the ring and announced a few changes to the card. First, he talked about how Hall and Nash had gotten hurt at the Battle in Seattle and Nash would not be there tonight, even though Hall was there. The main event, which was to be Luger, DDP, and the Giant vs. Hall, Nash, and Savage, was changed to a double main event with Savage vs. DDP and Syxx and Hennig vs. Giant and Luger. This, of course, came along with many boos. The announcer also made it perfectly clear that there was to be no throwing of objects into the ring as it may miss the ring and hit a fan across from you.
Finally the first match started. Out came Eddie Guerrero. This man is totally ripped. There was a lot of Eddie sucks going around...but I was yelling Eddie is the man. He faced the Ultimo Dragon in a non-title match (gee I wonder who was going to win this one). The match started out kinda slow with a lot of ground moves. Eddie was playing to the crowd great. He even did the thing where he hides behind the ref but the ref dipped out of the ring. This match was a good one that went back and forth until finally Dragon put on the Dragon sleeper and Eddie tapped out. Ultimo Dragon won the match but not the title.
Next match was Dean Malenko vs. Steven Regal. Of course I was cheering on Regal, but I think I was the only one. Before the match, some nut jumped the railing and hit the ring. Malenko grabs the guy and slams him into the turnbuckle and the security grabs him and he heads for the police station. This match was probably one of the most uninteresting matches all night. I did not get into this one and Malenko won with the Texas Cloverleaf.
Third match was Chris Jericho vs. Alex Wright. I really didn't like this match too much but Alex did do the dance plenty of times. Before the match, Alex started speaking German and the crowd was booing hard. Alex got the biggest heel pop all night, it would have been the biggest pop period but that came later. I don't remember too much about this match because I was gettin' some beer for the boys, but I did come back to see Chris slap on the Boston Crab and win the match. On Jericho's way out of the ring he grabbed a sign and the crowd went nuts. I could not read the sign because it was away from me.
We were about to sit back down when the nWo 2nd team music started and out came Buff Bagwell and big Scott Norton. Buff is the man and it was great too see him in person. He is pretty ripped. He grabs the house mic and asks if Fairfax is nWo territory and then he says he really don't give a shit. That was great. Out comes the Steiners....If Scott isn't the poster child for steroids, then I don't who is. He is large. Another good match even though I really couldn't see too much of it because the crowd over by where we were sitting was rather rowdy. The Steiners win.
We then go to an intermission. I got more beer and came back to sit down.
Then there was a match that I was not into at all. It was Jeff Jarrett vs. Mongo. I don't like either one of these two and don't care about the match. I think this is where I went to the bathroom. Anyways, Mongo wins with a piledriver.
Some guy who won a contest does his Michael Buffer impression. Out comes the Macho Man. I think the crowd was about half and half WCW/nWo. Macho got a good pop. Out comes DDP.....this was one of the loudest all night. Macho says Fairfax is the land of broken dreams and he is going to break another one. Most of this match took place outside of the ring and of course not near us. DDP wins with the Diamond Cutter.
Finally, the last match of the night. nWo music is going off around the arena and the crowd is cheering. Hennig and Syxx enter the ring and Hall is walking around the ring with a pair of crutches. You could tell he was not hurt because he was putting too much pressure on the leg. You could tell this would come into play sometime before the night was over. Out comes the Giant and Luger. The Giant is a large man. We were standing at ring side and all you can do is look up the man. Luger and Syxx start off and they go back and forth until Syxx gets the advantage. Syxx and Hennig do a little double teamming and start to win the match. Syxx does the bull riding thing in the corner that is to our right and the crowd is going wild. The match ends when the Giant comes in and cleans house. He starts to choke slam Hennig while Luger has Syxx in the rack. In comes Hall who hits Luger in the stomach with a crutch and then hits the Giant in the back. DQ and in comes the nWo. They are all stomping mud holes when out of nowhere here comes STING!!!!!! This man hits the ring and the crowd is going nuts. You couldn't hear anything but the screaming of the crowd. He cleans house and it ends when he gives the Death Drop to Bagwell. The Giant, Luger and Sting all hug and they leave the ring.
All in all, this was a great show. This is the first time I have seen a live WCW show and it was good. I didn't think that Sting would be here but it was a great surprise. I am not a Sting fan but I too was cheering. I can only imagine what tonight would have been like if the original card was intact. It was supposed to be Giant, Luger, and DDP vs. Hall, Nash and Savage. That would have been a great match. The only down note was only the faces won tonight. But I don't make the matches so I can't say anything. On the way out of the arena, you could see all of the trash that was thrown into the ring. Reminded me of Nitro.
Peter A. sends in his report on the Fairfax show:
- Eddie Guerrero v. Ultimo Dragon (***)
- Neither man hit their signature moves in this match. Eddie never even climbed the ropes, much less attempted a frog splash, and when Ultimo Dragon had Eddie up for the top-rope hurricarana, Eddie sent him to the mat.
- A few clowns in the crowd started a "Boring" chant about 10 minutes into the match, after which the pace picked up considerably. Maybe that chant really does some good.
- Dragon nailed Guerrero with a totally bad-ass running powerbomb, the move of the night.
- The crowd really popped for the Dragon Sleeper. It's very common for Japanese audiences pop when a wrestler locks in a potential submission hold, so it was neat to hear the crowd react when Ultimo locked it on.
- This was tap out #1. It was kinda funny because Eddie couldn't reach the mat with his hands, so he tapped out on Ultimo's head.
- Malenko v. Regal (** 1/2)
- As widely reported, Regal has indeed put on about 15 pounds. It clearly showed as he blew up about 5 minutes into the match, and therefore spent alot of time on the floor.
- The punk who charged the ring ate a serious chunk of the ropes when Malenko threw him into them. Too bad Dean didn't send the guy over the top.
- Another huge pop for the cloverleaf. Tap out #2.
- Alex Wright v. Chris Jericho (** 1/2)
- Jericho came out to a re-worked version of "Evenflow" by Pearl Jam, kinda like DDP's redone version of that Nirvana song.
- Wright got the most heel heat of the night. And deservedly so, as he was the only heel to lambaste the crowd. Too bad, I kinda like it when the heels badmouth the crowd.
- Jericho slapped on the Lion Tamer after Alex missed a *moonsault*. I've never ever seen Wright even attempt a moonsault, much less land one, so this was pretty bizzare.
- Tap out #3
- Steiners v. Vicious and Delicious (**)
- Oddly, the nWo got less crowd reaction that Alex Wright.
- Steiners win when Scott gets Bagwell in a belly-to-belly. No cool tag-team action at all in this match. All of it was one-on-one, which sucks for a Steiners match.
- McMichael v. Jarrett (** 1/2)
- You know, this is the first time I've seen McMicahel live, and I swear (I know I'll catch heat for this) that he looked more like a professional wrestler than a football player. I'm actually looking forward to see what Mongo has to offer a few years down the road.
- Jarrett strutted about 20 different times in this match.
- After Mongo pinned Jarrett following the tombstone. Jarrett got up and tried to strut again, but he was all wobbly and stopped..pretty funny.
- Page v. Savage (***)
- The metal barricade around the ring must have been aluminum, and it must be greased, because every time someone was whipped into the railing, it slid about 6-8 feet.
- Savage took the final Diamond Cutter wrong, landing knees first, making the move look stupid.
- Luger/Giant v. Syxx/Hennig (*** 1/4)
- Some little kid asked me if Sting was going to be there and I told him "We'll he might be here, but I doubt it. Keep looking in the rafters," thinking the whole time "Not a chance in hell." Well......
- Hennig did the "Perfect Gum Slap" and I marked out.
- Hall supposedly was injured a while ago, and I had read that it was a head injury (concussion?). So when he came out on crutches about 6" too short for him, I had a feeling something heelish was about to take place.
- Syxx gave Luger the Porno Donkey ride, got up and tried it again, but Luger kicked Syxx right in the crotch on his way down. Yeeouch!
- Luger got totally demolished this whole match. Zero offense.
- Luger finally made the hot tag and The Giant, of course, whooped everyone's ass.
- I've never heard a crowd pop so loud as they did when Sting came in. Totally unbelievable. I wasn't expecting him, of course, so I marked out just like everyone else in the crowd. Sting is so unbelievably over right
now it's hard to explain...Bischoff should tell Hogan "You are going to do the job of your life to Sting at Starrcade, and if you don't like it, I'll buy your plane tickets to Stamford, Connecticut."... Steve Austin goes to sleep at night dreaming he was half a over as Sting is....I'll stop now.
- All in all, an amazing house show. Especially, as Bill said, for such a small venue. I'm kicking myself I didn't get tickets to Baltimore.