House Show Results from Shreveport, LA, January 18th, 1998
House Show Results from Shreveport, LA, January 18th, 1998
I Combined Reports Sent By AngryMan, Todd S., Blazer, and George B.
- Before the show, the announcer comes out and says that Curt Hennig just had arthroscopic surgery, and he would not be in attendence. The nWo sent Buff Bagwell to replace him in his match with DDP.
- Saw some cool signs:
- D.D.P. stands for Diet Dr. Pepper.
- Giant 3:16
- Hogan fears Rogaine
- Chris Jericho likes Deez Nuts
- Ernest Miller over Brad Armstrong with the top rope, spin kick thing.
- Brad does a good job as a heel, and I don't need anymore convincing of Armstrong going the heel route. He complained to the ref about the crowd, used the ropes for leverage, etc.
- Brad did most of the work in this match.
- "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan over Squire Dave with that vicious knee drop.
- Taylor got lots of boos when he came out.
- Huge, huge pop for Duggan. I hate to say it, but he could possibly pull off a main event here. I even got emotional from the chants of "USA, USA, USA". Well, not really.
- Taylor did most of the work in this match.
- Chris Jericho over Air Juvy with the Liontamer.
- Jericho started off with his "I've been a bad boy" speech. And, "it will never, ever happen again".
- Juvy did a good water spray coming to the ring.
- I was hoping that Juvy would try to jump into the ring again. I wanted to see if he would bust his ass like he did on Nitro.
- During the match, Doug Dillinger made a local news station stop filming a report. Either the light from the camera was too bright, or the fact that the ring was in the background was a problem. I don't know. It does say on the ticket that no cameras or any other recording devices were allowed.
- Jericho and Juvy split the work, with Juvy hitting a really cool flying body press off the top rope.
- Jericho locked on the Liontamer after Air Juvy missed a Frankensteiner.
- The Giant over Scott Hall with you-know-what.
- Scott Hall in the fourth match? Wasn't he main event material at one time?
- Hall came out and conducted his little survey. I think it went to WCW, I'm not sure.
- The match had to be less than a minute.
- Hall did manage to get the Giant to the mat after a series of punches.
- The Giant did an impressive kick-up, even though he used the ropes for help. But he's over seven feet and weighs more than 400 lbs. Give a guy a break.
- After he won the match, The Giant did a real good impression of a Scott Hall Tantrum. I think he's been practicing.
- Chris Benoit over Riggs with the Crippler Crossface.
- It was stated that Benoit was going to fight Finley, but another no-show. Also, he
was anounced as Riggs, not Scotty Riggs. I guess Flock members are only limited to single names, i.e.; Raven, Hammer, Saturn, Kidman, Lodi. Soon Sick Boy will either be Sick or Boy.
- Booker T over Meng with a wierd looking roll-up to retain the TV Title.
- The newspaper said it was going to be Harlem Heat vs. The Faces of Fear. Seems we had a lot of no-shows tonight. I thought the TV Title was to be defended on TV, guess I was wrong.
- I knew that Meng was strong, but he really showed me something tonight. While attempting a second power bomb, it seems that just as soon as Booker T's back was about to hit the mat, Meng picked him up to cause Booker T to flip over Meng's back for the roll up. And we know Booker isn't a small man.
- DDP over Bagwell with the Cutter.
- There were a lot of groin gestures from both participants. Looked kinda like modified DX signs.
- During the match, DDP pulled down Buff's trunks. Buff ran around the ring ass out. Didn't really want to see that.
- Buff also kept his middle finger in the ref's face during most of the match. Mostly when he wasn't flexing.
- The first time DDP went for the Cutter, Bagwell gave him a leglift in the jewels.
- When Page hit the Cutter, the entire Coliseum was lit up.
- Guess it's hard to enforce the no camera policy when EVERYBODY has one.
- On Bagwell's way to the ring, some guy (in a Green shirt) threw a cup of something on Bagwell. He managed to make it back to his seat before security caught up with him. After the match, the same idiot did it again. This time they were waiting for him. Always remember, never get greedy.
Blazer had this to add:
- That's about it. Even with the no-shows, it was a good event.
Now I would like to address one subject before I go. During a recent house show of the WWF's in Memphis, a riot broke out becouse of a lame excuse for a show. Well everybody dissed "the South" for being a bunch of rednecks and not appreciating what hard work these wrestlers do every night. Well here in Shreveport, which is in the deep, deep, South, the show went off great without a single fight or incident. And even I applauded Chris Jericho after beating my favorite luchadore.
So, my point is that don't clump us all together becouse off a few idiots in Memphis, the South has a great wrestling tradition and it continues because of promotions like the WCW coming to our town to provide us a good show.
As an interesting footnote, AngryMan says he was at the show in Shreveport last year where Jerry Sags shot on Scott Hall:
I was at the event in which the Outsiders, Faces of Fear, and the Nasty Boys turned it loose. Seems that Scott Hall caught a chair in his mouth and got pissed off.
We knew he was pissed, because he threw the chair back REAL hard. If it wouldn't have hit the gaurd rail, somebody in the crowd would have been hurt bad. I guess he had a legitimate beef, since I heard he had emergency oral surgery that night [Note from Bill: That was supposedly due to the beating, not the chair]. It was going pretty good, until Big Kev picked up a TABLE and threw it into the ring. He looked pissed. I think it was one of the Nasty Boys that introduced Scott to the chair.