WCW House Show Results from Huntsville, AL, 04/24/99
WCW House Show Results from Chattanooga, TN, 04/24/99
By Jon N.
Before anything got underway, the ring announcer (not Penzer, didn't know who he was) asked for a moment of silence and 10 bell salute to that late Rick Rude. Very Classy.
A note of interest. A buddy of mine went to Gold's and hung out to meet some of the wrestlers if they showed up and got to meet Hak and Bam Bam. He did said both of them were super nice to him
and his kid.
- Vampiro d. some guy I wasn't sure of who he .... Wait, it's Silver King!
I guess I DID get fooled by his stocky physique! Silver King worked as the heel in this one. Good curtain jerker as Vampiro caught Silver King with his Spike. As the ref started to count, Vampiro, jumped up quickly threw the ref onto Silver King and then counted the three. Pretty funny stuff.
After the match, Vampiro got a mic and told the crowd that even though he was new to WCW he would do his best and make everybody proud when his moment came. Later in the evening, right at intermission, the guy sitting next me (front row, I might add!) came back to get his camera from his girlfriend and said Vampiro was outside. I followed him out there and took some pictures and talked for a while with Vampiro. This guy is super nice and very talented. WCW should push him to the moon!
- Kidman d. Ernest Miller
- IMHO, Miller was the best heel of the night and was actually pretty funny. He did his baseball slide into the ring at one point, trying to catch Kidman turned around, stopping inches from Kidman's feet. Hilarious moment.
- Riggs d. Fit Finlay
- Many well deserved chants of B-O-R-I-N-G.
- WCW World Television Champion Booker T. d. Scott Norton
- Decent match. Booker T. was very entertaining and got the win over Mr. Workrate (heavy sarcasm)
- Raven d. Hak in a hardcore match
- Best match of the evening. Raven came out with a hopper full of all sorts of weapons. He and Hak put on a show with everything in there. Hak eventually went through a table twice and Raven got the 1-2-3.
- Main event. Sting d. Bam Bam Bigelow
- HUGE pop for Sting. Decent main event. Sting did impress me with his strength as he bodyslammed Bam Bam three times in a row. Good back and forth action but two splashes and a Scorpion Death Drop got Stinger's hand raised.
The show took place in the Von Braun Center which is attached to Big Springs Park. Over the weekend, Huntsville held their annual arts festival called Panoply. It's a pretty big festival that draws around 75,000 - 100,000 people over the weekend. My wife sat outside before the wrestling began and
watched the crowds. It was pretty entertaining watching all the kids and parents and other people coming to see WCW with their WolfPac and other WCW t-shirts mixing in the Panoply crowd which is mostly a more "refined" / preppy crowd.