WCW House Show Results from Savannah, GA - 02/05/00
WCW House Show Results from Savannah, GA - 02/05/00
By Tommy N.
I went to the WCW house show last night in Savannah, GA. The Civic Center was nowhere near full, but the show wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Here are the match results:
- TAFKA Prince Iaukea (with Paisley) def. The Maestro (with Symphony) with a
roll up. Maestro earned some heel heat taunting the crowd and Iaukea
actually got some heat because of it.
- The Mamalukes def. David Flair and Crowbar to retain the tag team titles when Big Vito pinned Crowbar with his Implant DDT. The Mamalukes said they hated Savannah before the match because there were no good spaghetti joints.
David Flair styled and profiled on the apron a few times and finally got the hot tag but accidentally hit Crowbar with the crowbar allowing Vito to hit his move.
- Tank Abbott def. Jerry Flynn in a very short Shootfighting Rules match with a punch to the back of the head. The rednecks were behind Abbott.
- Bam Bam Bigelow beat Chris "Champagne" Kanyon (with women) with Greetings from Asbury Park in under thirty seconds. Kanyon at first walked away from the match but Bigelow said if he didn't beat Kanyon in under thirty seconds, Kanyon could have his 2000 Corvette convertible. Kanyon ran into the ring but immediately got GFAP from Bam Bam.
- Kanyon (with woman) beat Bam Bam Bigelow in a re-match. As Bigelow walked to the back, Kanyon got back up and said he could forget about this match the next morning but Bam Bam would still be fat and ugly. In the end, they had another match. Kanyon got a chair (not a folding one, either) but Bigelow intercepted it and used it on Kanyon to a nice pop. Back in the ring, Bigelow had Kanyon set up for GFAP, but one of the women came in and distracted Bigelow. Bigelow ended up kissing her but soon after, Kanyon used
brass knuckles on Bigelow for the win.
- Intermission. The drunks in front of us spent the fifteen minute period contemplating when to storm the ring. They never did.
- Kidman (with Torrie Wilson) pinned The Wall with a dropkick when the Wall was holding a chair. Torrie was very well received. She is a lot taller than Kidman. Anyway, The Wall said Torrie should go home with a real man. Kidman shot back that the Wall was a big guy, but as Torrie knows, Kidman's big where it counts. Kidman said Torrie wouldn't be going home with The Wall because everyone in Savannah knew he was a faggot. Nice response. This lead to a lengthy match with several near falls, and ends when the Wall brings
in a chair but Kidman dropkicks him and gets the pin.
- The Harris Boys def. Rick Steiner and Mike Rotunda (with Leia Meow) when the twins switched places. The marks were somewhat disappointed that Ron and Don were the much-hyped representation of the nWo for the show. The Harrises came out and insulted UGA fans, to which several of the fans cheered. Steiner and Rotunda came out to Steiner's music and played the faces (at least Steiner did). Steiner said they wanted to give the Harrises a Georgia ass kicking. He then made Leia Meow do some push-ups (at which point the aforementioned drunks yelled "Me so horny!") and the match started. Not much to the match. Steiner went for the face heat while Rotunda didn't seem to care. In the end, Rotunda had either Big Ron or Heavy D. pinned when the other switched places and rolled up Rotunda for the win.
- "Nature Boy" Ric Flair made The Total Package (with Elizabeth) submit to the Figure Four leglock. Flair got the undisputed best response of the night, as expected. Total Package says since Flair is looking right at the hottest commodity in sports today, he would let Ric walk out of the ring peacefully. Flair said he planned on going down to the Riverfront to party all night later on, but he first wanted to kick Luger's ass. Typical Flair match. Liz gets up on the apron after Mickey Jay had been knocked out but Flair takes advantage and hits a low blow. Security gets Liz off the apron, and Flair slaps on the Figure Four and Luger submits! Flair leaves to a tremendous response, even though the considerably small Civic Center was nowhere near full. After Flair had left, Luger got on the mic and said he would never come back to a "rinky-dink" town such as Savannah again, and waved good-bye. The crowd, obviously, cheered for this.
- "Pistol" Pez Whatley remained at the entrance the whole time and made fun of the heels. Most of them argued with him.
- Buff Bagwell came out at the beginning of the show and said he didn't have his release to wrestle until Monday, and neither did Diamond Dallas Page. He said he didn't give a shit about that but did give a shit about Savannah and would sign autographs at the intermission. He probably received the second biggest pop of the night.
- Also taking place at the Civic Center last night was a Prom and an African American Awareness program. A limousine was pulled up outside the arena after the show for one of these events, but several Savannah wrestling fans thought it was Ric Flair's limo. They were disappointed when two couples of high school students got out of the limo. The teenagers couldn't figure out why they were being booed as they
entered their Senior Prom. We just stood by and laughed.
- Like I said, I was surprised by the show. I had heard about "record low morale" at house shows, so I was expecting a lot worse. Everyone seemed to work reasonably hard.