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tristram
09-22-2006, 09:01 PM
Hi Guys,

Sorry for the delay in continuing the show - been busy with studies.

If anyone is interested in doing some PPV poster style logos for me, please reply to this. I would like to change 6 or 7 of the PPV names as we roll around through the calendar, but only if I can incorporate some sort of logo into them all.

tristram
09-23-2006, 03:39 AM
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WCW Monday Nitro, April 1, 2001
Live from the Bayfront Center, St. Petersberg, Florida, USA

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The Mailman Always Delivers

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Dom "The Stallion" Focker sent this in from Alburqueque

"- I like where you are going with Mick Foley. He has that evil persona about him that I have missed over the years since the big E got a hold of and changed him to a comedy act. I also like the reference to when Foley won the WWF World Title and almost instantaneously you could see all viewers change over to Raw. I was hoping he would kill Schiavone though

- Not sure who AWOL is. Could you point me to a profile?

- Disco is an idiot! However he did look strong in that match with Vader so itís a plus for him. Again I like Vader in this WCW, he has that unstoppable monster thing going, but you think people can beat him kind of like Samoa Joe in TNA right now. Iím holding out hope that Vader and Undertaker will meet somewhere down the line.

- I like Undertaker and Sting as tag team partners, but I would like them better as opponents. They both have that back from the dead thing going on and I always felt that that match would have been THE reason the Alliance angle could have worked if Vince could have signed Sting.

- Another great match between Booker and Kanyon. I love where this is going. Booker made a great fighting champion, but he also makes a great face that is chasing the title.

- I really like how you put The Steinerís back together. Giving both men something to do while bringing back arguably one of the greatest tag teams of all time.

- I really though Undertaker would make his way back to the ring for the match. You have something planned!

- I have to say I did not like the image of Undertaker on crutches. I know you want the man to NOT seem invulnerable, but putting Undertaker on crutched is just wrong

- Another great show brother and to agree with keefmoon (thanks for the props on my diary keef), yours is one of the best on the boards right now. You have great character development, your matches are exciting and your storylines are well thought out. You do a great job brother. Man if the real guys in power would let us book wrestling, it would be so much better today. Its just a shame that the pro-wrestling world is filled with egos the like of Vince McMahon because if some of these guys (Jeff Jarrett included) were to just sit back and listen to hat the fans wanted to see, wrestling would be so much better than it is right now. I mean TNA does a better job of listening to its fan base then the WWE does, but even then there is still room for improvement. If I ruled the wrestling worldÖ"

TNA? What's TNA? I mean, yes, we all here like a bit of T n' A, but c'mon, this is a show that has some younger viewers as well. We can't talk Jenna Jameson and Krystal Steal all day long my man.

Thanks for the email though. Smile, you're on "In the Mailbag Today".

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Officer Keef Moon from Colorado sent this in

"top post. i agreed with every part of that message. except i know who awol is, as im playing as wcw on the 2001 mod at the moment. but aside from that everything was spot on. including the undertaker on crutches thing. whilst i can understand why you did it, if i had to say one person who shouldnt be put on crutches it's him. just my opinion though. its your dynasty and you're doing a blooming good job so far.

speaking of which, that last show was great, as usual. the foley thing is great, and if you keep building as it is eventually it should simme rits way to one of the best things on wcw at the moment"

We think the whole Mick Foley thing is looking not too bad too. Hopefully WCW don't ruin it by jobbing out the Hardcore Evolution to Glacier. Whenever anything good happens around WCW, that inevitably happens.

I hope you tell the folks out there to respect your authoritah. Police work is very important.

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There was more in the bag this week, but we didn't get enough porn to incite us to fully empty out our sack this time around. Thanks for all your emails, as promised, your bags of dog p00 are in the mail

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Torrie/Lance Storm holiday segment


Our cameras showed us footage earlier today with Torrie Wilson and Lance Storm on holiday in Las Vegas, Nevada
Lance Storm had glasses on and a collar upturned so not to be recongised, but Torrie was her normal outgoing self
The cameras followed Torrie and Lance entering an Adult Sex Shop
Our cameras sadly did not follow!


B

AWOL v Rhino
Non Title Match


A non-title, non-hardcore match to start Nitro off
Mick Foley sat at the commentary position and attacked WCW for not having the guts to have real hardcore wrestling on their programming
Rhino looked good initially, taking it to the bigger AWOL
The former MIA enforcer was taking a beating
Rhino set him up for the Gore...
but AWOL put up a big size 16 which Rhino ran right into...
CHOKESLAM from AWOL!!! Here's the cover...1...2...3! AWOL with the massive upset!!!


B

Mick Foley attacks in disgust


Post match, Mick Foley jumped in the ring and began pounding on AWOL
Eventually, Rhino got up, and Foley went to set him up for the Gore
However, someone came from the crowd and nailed him with a steel chair
Foley ran, and was thrown out by the man wearing the Tampa Bay Lightning hooded top
He pulled the hood down, pulled back the groovy dancing glasses....
David Flair? It was DAVID FLAIR!
He pulled AWOL to his feet, and started to do some dance moves in the ring


C

"Nature Boy" thanks the Undertaker


Backstage, WCW President "Nature Boy" Ric Flair had Pamela Paulshock, as always glamourous and beautiful, in his office
He told Pamela that World Championship Wrestling was owed a debt of gratitude from the Undertaker from Glycerine
He said no normal man would have braved the pain to come to his allies aid as the Undertaker did
He told Pamela, the Undertaker is no ordinary man
The Deadman doesn't feel pain like we do
He said though that while you can give physical pain to any man, dead, or immortal, you could never strike a stake through the heart and soul of the Undertaker, and that is why he was able to mount revenge at Glycerine for Sting
He told Pamela Paulshock that he thought Big Poppa Pump was getting ahead of himself of late
Starting to say he was the man this, he was the man that
He told Pamela that he had an old saying, to be the man, you have to beat the man
So tonight, WOOO!!!! Big Poppa Pump, would go one on one with... the Undertaker


A*

WCW Cruiserweight Championship
"Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels (c) v Shannon Moore


Shannon Moore as always came with his high speed, high octane offence
Battling one of the read finds of 2001, Chris Daniels
To think not long ago, Daniels wasn't even on a written contract
Here he was now the pride of the cruiserweight division and destined for big things
Moore though was full of enterprise and verve
That is, until he ran into a spinning neckbreaker from Daniels
Daniels then took the opportunty to hit the .... ANGELS WINGS!!! 1...2...3! Daniels retains


C-

"Mr Monday Night" in Mr Dream Land?


Backstage, our cameras cut to the dressing room of Rob Van Dam, who was laid out with blood coming profusely from his forrid
Mick Foley and Rhino left the room, each with a 2 x 4 shrouded with barbwire


B-

Sting - a penny for his thoughts


Backstage, Sting was with Pamela Paulshock
Pamela asked him if he was still injured from Glycerine
.......
Pamela asked him if he was still on a high after SuperBrawl Revenge
......
Pamela asked him if he was still seetihng at the Steiner's for setting him up for a 2 on 1 at Glycerine
Sting turned around and kicked in the wall behind the Nitro logo, before storming off
Pamela said she took that as a yes


A

"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn v Billy Kidman


Two of the premier wrestlers, out and out wrestlers, on the WCW roster locked it up in this match
Scratch that, two of the premier wrestlers in the world locked it up in this match
The exuberant high flying brilliance of former WCW Cruiserweight and Tag Team Champions Billy Kidman
Against current WCW Tag Team Champion Jerry Lynn one on one
Kidman was looking promising, with his cavellier high flying style taking it to Lynn
Lynn however is an experienced and wiley campaigner
And eventually he took his opportunity when Kidman took Lynn up to the top rope with him
Lynn was able to throw some desperate right hands to gain back ascendency
And from this perilous position was able to spring up and hit amazing frankensteiner!!! He covered...1...2....3!


B+

Mick Foley gives us his thoughts


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock ran into Mick Foley
Foley told Pamela that he was angry at WCW management holding back the Hardcore Evolution
He was angry at people being too afraid to truly unleash the power of hardcore
He said everyone was unaware of how beautiful blood flying everywhere truly was
Or they were deadly afraid of pain unimaginable to those who've not been hung, drawn and quatered - while still alive
He said people like Rob Van Dam were the problem with this organisation
They had hardcore blood, but were side stepping the issue
He said at Fire, there'd be hell to pay
For the Hardcore Evolution train would be back on track, sanctioned, or unsanctioned


A

Bar-Brawl


Our cameras go to a bar, where "King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page is sitting down with some of his hos enjoying a few drinks in a private booth
He jokes with them about how pimping is difficult work
And how he's a big bad man who's so much bigger than normal men
Just then, the private booth sheet is pulled back
...GOLDBERG!!!
He instantly attacks Diamond Dallas Page jumping straight over the table and through the glasses on the table
Our cameras fade out though as Page gains ascendency on the ground brawl, and after Page manages to smash a beer glass in half......


A*

WCW Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera (c) v "The Franchise" Shane Douglas


Douglas for some reason looked mad and got in the face of Juventud Guerrera
Our cameras closed in, and Douglas told Juventud that was people like him that'd stood in his way for far too long
The two men started pushing and shoving
Douglas eventually locked Juvi up into a collar and elbow tie and for the first minutes of the match used his superior size to dominate
Juventud looked desperate as Douglas continued to work him over on the mat using various submission holds but Juventud would not submit
Eventually, Juvi found his second wind as the crowd began to frantically chant for him
But his momentum was short lived as Douglas took him back down with a low blow
Cover....1....2....3!!! We have a new Television Champion!!
NO!!!
Juvi must have kicked out
He's up...
Rush of adrenalin from Juvi...
JUVI DRIVER!!!! 1...2...3!!!! JUVI RETAINS!


A*

"The Chosen One" calls out Sean O'Haire


"The Chosen One" came to the ring immediately following the match and told fans that he had earnt a shot at the United States Championship
He said he had all the stroke around this place, so come on down, Sean O'Haire, slapnut


A

WCW United States Championship
Sean O'Haire (c) v "The Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett


Sean O'Haire was all over this match like butter on a knife
His superior size, and his sheer menace was enough to completely manipulate and man handle the Chosen One
Not long into the bout, he headed up high
SEAN TON BOMB!!!!
NOOO!!!!!
Jarrett raised the knees...
Jarrett was foxing...
Up gets Jarrett...
THE STROKE!!!! 1...2...3!


A

"The Chosen One" celebrates


After the match, the Chosen One celebrated for the fans who booed relentlessly
Rey Mysterio's music hit, and "New Generation" came to the ring to the applause of the fans
He told Jarrett that he wanted a shot at Jarrett
Jarrett told him that was fine
But that he had all the stroke around this place
So while he'd get a shot at him at Fire, it'd not be for the United States Championship


A

Vader v Disco Inferno


A rematch
Disco's chance at revenge
Although he sure didn't look like he wanted to take part in it
He was still apologetic hoping to get out of the match
But Vader would have none of it
The beast through him from pillar to post
Beating him like an old run down dog
Disco seemed to have no answers
That is until Vader headed up to the second rope for what looked like the Banzai Drop
In desperation, Disco moved and gave Vader a vicious kick
Right to the crown jewels
Vader fell back...Disco covered...1...2...3!!!! WHAT AN UPSET!!!!


B+

Booker T/"Positively" Chris Kanyon video


"Mean" Gene Okerland presented a video commentary highlighiting the problems between Booker T
And "Positively" Chris Kanyon
Including the controversial way that Chris Kanyon took the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at SuperBrawl Revenge
Okerland showed that Booker T won himself a rematch at Blaze of Glory
The video also showed some of the amazing bumps both workers had taken recently
In order to press their claims for the greatest prize in professional sports
The WCW World Heavyweight Championship


A

Sting v "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner


Two bitter rivals facing off
Sting WOOOed at the presence of Steiner to get the crowd going and Steiner nearly fell back over the top rope at the look in Sting's eye
Sting went to work early on, working over Steiner's neck with a series of neckbreakers, DDT's, and even an inverted piledriver
He followed that up with a figure four head lock to try and further seperate the tendons in the neck
It was quite obvious that he wanted to hurt Steiner's neck as much as the Bulldog had hurt his neck at Glycerine
As well as maim his neck for the what he saw as inevitable Scorpion Death Drop
Steiner got back into the match courtesy of a rack fo the eyes and also went to work on the neck of Sting
Looking to soften him up for the Bulldog again
He used holds like rear naked chin locks and the like to try and apply some serious pressure to the neck joints
Sting tried to battle back, and did valiantly
He threw Steiner into the corner and went for the Stinger Splash!
But Steiner moved...
Sting rebounded.... SPIKE DDT!!!
Steiner picked him up again.... DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!!! 1....2....3!
A tribute to the dead man?


A

"Nature Boy" psyches up Undertaker


The eery Undertaker exited his locker room
He still had a noticeable limp
He was immediately flanked by Ric Flair
Flair told Taker to take Big Poppa Pump out for good
But the deadman was emotionless and did not respond
Merely adjusting his glove and continuing his march towards the ring area


A*

"Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump v The Undertaker


Even Big Poppa Pump got the fright of his life as the Undertaker merely entered the ring, removing the fabled black hat and rolling back his eyes as the pyros went off from the ring posts
Two very strong men went toe to toe in this one
No quarters asked for
None given
True gladitorial brutality
Steiner tried to attack the legs of Undertaker
But everytime he had him down the Dead Man was able to use his long leg span to kick him away
Eventually though, Big Poppa Pump put the Undertaker into an awkward looking ankle lock
The pressure was squarely on
And the pain was etched across Taker's face
Big Poppa Pump had the hold on for nearly two minutes alone
Before Taker flung him off with a kick
And sat straight up
And stood straight up
Big Poppa Pump tried to roll out of the ring, but before he could get to the mat, he was grabbed by Undertaker who suplexed him back into the ring
Big Poppa Pump got up groggy.... TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!! 1...2...3!


A*

Overall: A* YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! Got my first A* for this one. WOO f'n HOO!
Attendence: 9.738
Nitro drew 1,251,297 on TNT

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They had 15,000 attend a C+ show from the Grandstand, in the Prairies, Canada

The main event featured Chris Jericho defeating Bull Buchanan.
There were three title matches
Lita defeated Trish Stratus to obtain the WWF Womens Championship
Crash Holly defeated TAKA Michinoku to retain the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship
The Hardy Boyz defeated the Dudley Boyz to retain the WWF Tag Team Championship

Edge was the next biggest superstar in action beating Hardcore Holly.

RAW is WAR drew 1,180,452 viewers.

This represented 2 straight weeks for WCW Monday Nitro to win the Monday Night Wars.

WCW's United States popularity went to 76.5%, the WWF's popularity went to 77.5% throughout the US.

mikeyg32118
09-23-2006, 06:24 PM
Another great show man.

It was very interested that you took two matches from the last show....Vader vs Disco & then Awol vs Rhino and gave the underdogs the victories in both matches. I definatley didn't see this one coming. It'll be interesting how you continue these two mini programs.

Also, Sting & Taker pairing up against their perspective Steiner, good idea. Smart move putting one over a Steiner and one losing too, makes for an interesting next show.

Overall, another great show. IT's great how your taking the smaller talent and giving them CLEAN victories over some of the "Stars" of the WCW era. Good stuff. Keep up the good work.

Kanyon vs Booker Program is going great....
Goldberg vs DDP...WCW classic, and will always deliver in some way
Sting & Taker teaming together, brilliant
Jeff Jarrett vs Rey Mysterio is something fresh an interesting and I'm going to love to see the outcome of this one in the end.




If anyone gets the chance check out my diary, which has been updated, at the following link. http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16348

tristram
09-25-2006, 12:17 AM
WCW Friday Fire
Friday, April 1, 2001
Live from the Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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The Steiner's Arrive


At the top of the show, the Steiner brothers arrive at the arenas
Rick Steiner passes a comment to Big Poppa Pump that he can't believe they're at this igloo hell hole
Big Poppa Pump remarks that he doesn't know why Mario Lemieux keeps saving this dump


A

What blood type is David?


Our next scene comes from the office of "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
He's sitting behind the desk reading a report closely
In comes Hardcore Evolution leader, and much hated rival (shoot), Mick Foley
Ric Flair asks how Mick got into the room
Mick said he asked the purty little receptionist if she liked hardcore
She said she did
Ric said she wouldn't know the first thing about hardcore wrestling
Mick said that's ok, she's going to get a first hand look at it soon enough - he said he knew that Ric would have told her the 'other' meaning of hardcore, and that's probably what she's expecting
But the joy she's about to find
Speaking of which Ric, what blood type is David?
Ric says he can't remember
Mick tells Ric that that's ok, we're about to find about!


A*

WCW Hardcore Championship
David "Club X" Flair v Rhino (c)


Our camera's flashed backstage, where Rhino entered the dressing room of David Flair
David Flair was there in night club attire, jiving to some music in his headphones, oblivious to Rhino's presence
Rhino pulls the headphones from the ears of David Flair, and delivers a high knee to Flair's rib cage
Referee Nick Patrick is in attendence and signals for the start of the match
Rhino tosses David Flair into a CD library, sending music everywhere
As well as Flair everywhere
Rhino continues to dominate in the Club X dressing room, ripping off David's slick attire
The welts are evident on David's chest
Ric Flair's beautiful young blond secretary tries to get to David Flair to get him out of the fire, but Rhino merely rips her blouse and shoves her on the couch before straddling over her, threatening her before she gets made a hardcore victim herself, one way or the other
David tries to fight back, but the blood is too thick through his eyes
He blindly throws punches, which Rhino laughs at
He steps back...
GORE!! GORE!! GORE!! Cover...1...2..3!


B+

Don't mess with the Hardcore Evolution


Our camera's go back to the Presidential Office Suite
Mick Foley tells Flair to make sure his son doesn't mess in their business again
He said and if Ric Flair won't start sanctioning matches, then people will just become Hardcore Evolution victims anyway
He told Flair he had a choice - make a match involving Rhino and Rob Van Dam for Glycerine, or suffer the consequences of an unsanctioned blood bath
Have a nice day


A*

Lance Storm "preparing"


Our next scene came to us from the loveshack dressing room of Lance Storm and Torrie Wilson
Torrie was wearing a light pink garter, straddling Storm and massaging him
Storm thanked Torrie, before heading off to the ring for his match with Steve Corino


B-

Lance Storm v "The King of Old School" Steve Corino


Two former tag-team members, now bitter rivals
All over a girl, the beautiful Torrie Wilson who cheerled for Storm at ringside
Corino took it to Storm, viciously using old school tactics to punish Storm for his decision to side with Torrie over him
In a headlock takedown, Corino was heard audibly telling Storm that the beating he was going to cop would make him realise that Torrie was not worth it
Storm had a brief moment of comeback, defying Corino with several technical takedowns and submission holds
However, Corino began to take it back to Storm
Corino pointed out that Torrie was on the apron, put on a pair of brass knucks, and pounded Storm and blasted him wide open!
Here's the cover....1....2...3!


B+

Disco Inferno promotes his website


Disco Inferno came down to ringside
He was given a microphone
On the bottom of the screen, www.discosguidetowrestlingsuccess.com flashed across the screen
Disco told fans that he now knew his calling in life
To teach people about how to beat big bully rivals, as he did on Vader
He said there wasn't a big man alive who could beat the top two inches
Which Disco used so well at Nitro
He said people could click on the website for $9.95, once off payment, and learn the teachings of Disco Inferno...
Just then.... "The Animal" Dave Bautista appeared


B

"The Animal" Dave Bautista v Disco Inferno


Dave Bautista was all over Disco like a hot knife through butter
Disco looked remorseful, and tried to escape the mass punishment being dished out by the rookie
He even tried to escape the ring, but was pulled back by the hair by Batista who laid him out with a discus lariat
Batista signalled for the Batista bomb, but Disco in an act of desperation pulled on his tights and rolled him up....
1...2....3!


C

Vader vignette


After the match, as Disco Inferno went to leave the ring, the turnbuckles exploded
Everywhere Disco looked to exit from, lightning would strike the ropes
Eventually, Disco fell back into the centre of the ring
A video vignette of Vader aired
It talked of Vader watching Disco closely
And assuring Disco that he would duly pay for trying to make hay off his own misfortune
As Disco turned around to leave, he was confronted by Vader's metallic head piece, which simply started misting steam around Disco Inferno


B+

"Nature Boy" Ric Flair makes a match


Backstage, in the Presidential Office Suite, Pamela Paulshock entered
Ric Flair was on his cell phone
He was clearly unhappy with the conversation
After he hung up, Pamela asked him what that was about
Flair explained that that was the board of WCW demanding to see conflict tonight
She asked what that meant
He said it meant the board had asked for a tag team match
Involving Booker T, Goldberg, Diamond Dallas Page and Kanyon
But not in that order
He said the board demanded that Booker T team with Kanyon, and DDP team with Goldberg


A

WCW Television Championship
TLC Match
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera (c) v "The Franchise" Shane Douglas v Billy Kidman v "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn


A fatal fourway match for the WCW Television Championship
With the Television Championship suspended above the ring
This match was an absolute barnstormer
Lasting all of 15 minutes
All four men were completely drained by the end of the match due to the frenetic pace at which the match was delieved at
Juventud Guerrera looked to make his 10th successful defence
But even amongst his previous opponents he'd never faced a triplet of wrestlers as determined, or as skillful as this lot
Shane Douglas, the biggest cheap shot merchant, who craved short cut success
Billy Kidman, one of the premier high flyers in the industry, a former Cruiserweight and Tag Team Champion
And "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lnn, arguably the best mat technician in the industry today
Against the high flying exuberance of Juventud Guerrera
The pace was electric
It was as fast and furious as the Kentucky Derby
It was as powerful and stimulating as a Krystal Steal threesome
It was all out entertainment
Douglas had the first shot at the title, when he started climbing the ladder
But Billy Kidman showed unbelievable fortitude to perform a flying drop kick from the top rope to the base of the ladder to knock Douglas off
This put Kidman on the ground writhering in pain
Douglas had falled onto the top rope and been catapulted out of the ring
Jerry Lynn tried to set Juvi up for the Cradle Piledriver...
but Juventud ducked a clothesline, and hit the JUVI DRIVER!!!
Juvi climbed, Kidman though made a desperate attempt and started climbing opposite Juvi
The two men were exhausted
Physically and mentally
The two men got to the top, and began trading punches
With each punch, both men looked less assured of their position at the top of the ladder
Kidman punched
Juvi punched
Then Kidman again
And back and forth
Back and forth
Finally, Kidman lost his balance and fell back into the ring!
Juvi quickly grabbed hold of the title, as the ladder gave way!
He tried to unclip it...
Knowing that if he unclipped it it was a sheer dropped to the ring below him
Nevertheless, he finally undid he clip!!
He plummeted to the mat!!
All four men were out and dazed, but Juventud Guerrera had retained the Television Championship!


A

Recap of Events


A video played highlghting the events leading up to the upcoming "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett v "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr non title match
Including Jeff's triumph over Sean O'Haire at Nitro


A

Non-Title Match
"Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett v "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr


If people thought the TLC match was good, the old song 'You ain't seen nothing yet' could have been the calling card of this match
These two just seem to have brilliant chemistry together
The matches are well explained, Jarrett is a master of in rnig pyschology
And Mysterio Jr brings that exuberance and eppervesence to speed up the electricity charges of the match
Jarrett used his superior experience well in this match to gain ascendency
And he kept the ascendency basically throughout the match
Whenever Rey went to get back on the attack, Jeff would find a play out of the trick book to bring it back down a notch or two
Jeff set Rey up for the Stroke
But Rey held onto the top rope, he then catapulted himself onto the top rope....
SPRINGBOARD HURRICANRANA!!!! Cover...1....2....3!


A*

The Undertaker on his way to the ring


Deathly, mysty aura followed the Taker to the ring
Where "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner waited
All opponents, even the Steiner brothers get that 'feeling' of lost hope when Taker simply takes off the hat, and rolls his eyes back


A*

"Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner v The Undertaker


Steiner overcame his fears and headed on the attack straightaway against the big man
Wrestlers know the best tactic against the Undertaker is to get in, and get out as soon as possible
Steiner tried that tactic, trying to exit before the match was over, but Taker pulled him back in
Steiner pleaded for mercy, and then hit a low blow flooring the big man
However the dead man sat up as Steiner gloated
Steiner was shocked
Taker threw him to the other side of the ring to hit the big boot
He picked up Rick Steiner.... TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!! 1...2...3!


A*

Sting drops to the ring


After watching the events unfold from the rafters, the great Sting came down to the ring to meet Big Poppa Pump straight after the ad break


A

"The Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump v Sting


Two rivals with a chequered past
But with the unquenshable thirst for putting on barnstorming matches
Their recent history, while tainted has definitely pulled out magic wrestling moments galore
Sting was energetic as always
Big Poppa Pump sly as always
The connection was on fire
But the hatred was intense
Eventually the fire burned too brightly and the two men headed outside
Forgetting the confines of the ring, the two men headed up over the guardrail and into the crowd
Both men traded punches left right and centre
And the refereeing signalling the end of the bout for a double count out did little to stop their frenzy
Eventually, security had to break the two up, with WCW fearful of more intense action such as the death defying fall of Kanyon on Booker T in the crowd not too long ago


A

Goldberg and Diamond Dallas Page get ready to come to the ring


Backstage, "The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page entered the dressing room of Goldberg, who had head butted his locker door
Goldberg's ribs were taped up from the bar brawl last monday
DDP told Goldberg to not let him down
Goldberg ignored him and walked past him
Before turning and uttering
...you're next!


A*

Goldberg and "The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page v WCW World Heavyweight Champion "Positively" Chris Kanyon and Booker T


THe match started off with Diamond Dallas Page and Booker T
The match was slow
With both men merely circling the ring
Eventually they tagged in both their tag team partners
Goldberg got in the ring... only to be attacked by his partner with a DIAMOND CUTTER!
And Kanyon got in only to be on the receiving end of a BOOK-END!
The referee called for a double DQ to end the mayhem!


A*

Continuation


But the ending of the match did not stop the brutality!
It only pushed it harder and harder!
As Fire went off air, Goldberg and DDP were fighting in the aisles, and Booker T and Kanyon were mounted on the top turnbuckle, throwing punches to try and gain ascendency!!!


A

Rating: A
Attendence: 9,336
Fire was watched by 3,732,331 viewers on CBS
WCW's US Popularity improved to 76.7%.

tristram
09-25-2006, 12:26 AM
Another great show man.

It was very interested that you took two matches from the last show....Vader vs Disco & then Awol vs Rhino and gave the underdogs the victories in both matches. I definatley didn't see this one coming. It'll be interesting how you continue these two mini programs.

In terms of the underdog thing - I marked out for Goldberg, but the more I thought about his streak, the more I thought he'd put a nail in WCW's coffin, directly or indirectly. Indirectly in that if the show was made around him post winning the title it'd have been worth it, directly because his push stymied a lot of other potential successors to titles. So while guys like Vader, Goldberg, even Undertaker etc. I like to push with good series of wins, I also like to keep them vulnerable. I don't think it'd be good to tune into a show knowing who is going to win, which happened with WCW to the point it started making the matches itself basically useless. As I've said before, we watch a promotion always first and foremost for one thing, wrestling. When you lose that, what have you got left? I'm more happy to give a push to a genuine wrestling talent like I have with Juventud Guerrera.

Also, Sting & Taker pairing up against their perspective Steiner, good idea. Smart move putting one over a Steiner and one losing too, makes for an interesting next show.

I don't know if it was smart, I guess more just logical.

Overall, another great show. IT's great how your taking the smaller talent and giving them CLEAN victories over some of the "Stars" of the WCW era. Good stuff. Keep up the good work.

I've thrown in a few 'dusty' finishes, but mostly I prefer clean finishes. I think it's important to put on a good match and have a logical finish. As I say, I don't think you should tune into any showing knowing what the outcome of matches are.

Kanyon vs Booker Program is going great....

Thanks, appreciate it. I want to really put a prestige on the actual title itself. The amount of belt changes, and who the belt went on (Russo, Arquette etc.) completely and utterly killed the image of the belt in my book.

Goldberg vs DDP...WCW classic, and will always deliver in some way

I was a bit of a closet DDP fan. Simple, no frills, but effective.

Sting & Taker teaming together, brilliant

A bit of a dream team I guess. I like it :)

Jeff Jarrett vs Rey Mysterio is something fresh an interesting and I'm going to love to see the outcome of this one in the end.

Two of my favourite all time wrestlers. One a great out and out wrestler, the other a master antagonist.

If anyone gets the chance check out my diary, which has been updated, at the following link. http://www.greydogsoftware.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16348

Certainly will check it out. Thanks for the post mate, I appreciate all the feedback I can get. :)

The Stallion
09-26-2006, 01:26 PM
Nitro Review

- I take it things are going well with Torrie and Lance if they headed into a porn store together. Way to go Lance!

- Oh no NOT DAVID FLAIR!! They guys has no talent at all!

- After getting their asses handed to them by David Flair they had to take it out on poor RVD. Whats up with that!

- So what, is DDP the Godfather of WCW now?

- Jeff Jarrett = the new WCW United States Champion. I love it. Thatís Ja Double f Ja Double r e Double T, Jeff Jarrett!

- Holy Hell, Disco beat Vader, no way man, no way!

Fire Review

- Go Rhino! Kill David Flair!

- Now Batista is losing to Disco? Iím not sure I like Disco in this underdog storyline. To me, he was just so much more than cannon fodder.

- Awesome 4-Way for the TV Title brother!

Again I have to say you do a great job in this WCW. I love how Booker was forced to team with Kanyon and DDP with Goldberg. Even if Ric did not like it, I think it added a lot of GOOD conflict to the storylines between them. Both of those matches should be great.

tristram
09-28-2006, 02:37 AM
Nitro Review

- I take it things are going well with Torrie and Lance if they headed into a porn store together. Way to go Lance!

He's a lucky bloke I reckon!

- Oh no NOT DAVID FLAIR!! They guys has no talent at all!

I think he was pushed into something waayyyy too early without earning his stripes. Who knows, perhaps the Flair bloodline may rub off on him one day.

- After getting their asses handed to them by David Flair they had to take it out on poor RVD. Whats up with that!

The Hardcore Evolution seeks vengeance in vindictive ways. You never know when they might appear.

- So what, is DDP the Godfather of WCW now?

The who?

- Jeff Jarrett = the new WCW United States Champion. I love it. Thatís Ja Double f Ja Double r e Double T, Jeff Jarrett!

Choke on that, slapnuts.

- Holy Hell, Disco beat Vader, no way man, no way!

No way's unbeatable in Death of WCW. Not even the WWF itself.

Fire Review

- Go Rhino! Kill David Flair!

He got taught a whole new jive, dawg.

- Now Batista is losing to Disco? Iím not sure I like Disco in this underdog storyline. To me, he was just so much more than cannon fodder.

He was to me also, but he needs to get back over after a few years of serious misuse by WCW.

- Awesome 4-Way for the TV Title brother!

Outstanding wrestling beats outstanding porn orientated sports entertainment.

Again I have to say you do a great job in this WCW. I love how Booker was forced to team with Kanyon and DDP with Goldberg. Even if Ric did not like it, I think it added a lot of GOOD conflict to the storylines between them. Both of those matches should be great.

Every good book, movie etc., there's got to be a premise of conflict to cause interest. I'm still trying to find that right mix to breed in a good conflict to revolutionise WCW.

Mackem
09-28-2006, 08:55 AM
WCW still going strong, good stuff.

tristram
10-12-2006, 01:46 AM
Gidday guys

Sorry for the delay... things are probably going to be fairly slow for another month or so in the lead up to my exams... I've been very busy last couple of weeks working on assignments.

A big shout out to Rob Gamble, one of the sharpest minds in the game and a guy I had a lot of fun with in "e-feds", whose come up with these new logos for WCW. I think you'll all agree, these are hot.

Introducing Friday Fire

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Introducing Glycerine

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For the upcoming Blaze of Glory Pay-Per-View

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And the official "Death of WCW?" banner.

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I will from time be posting some vignettes, but the next show will be somewhat delayed. Once I finish my exams, WCW will be back on a roll. As Ric Flair would say... WOOOO!!!

cmdrsam
10-12-2006, 08:23 PM
I like those. Way cool man.

jagilki
10-12-2006, 09:11 PM
I love that Blaze of Glory one.

tristram
10-17-2006, 05:54 AM
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Proudly Presents

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WCW Glycerine, Saturday Week 1, April, 2001
Live on NBC from the Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York

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The Mailman Always Delivers...


First off folks, to all our peeps out there, apologies for the delay between shows
First piece of mail is from Hugh "The Stallion" Jorgan, a member of the 1993 Jamaican Bobsled team. He's third from the right.

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"Nitro Review

- I take it things are going well with Torrie and Lance if they headed into a porn store together. Way to go Lance!

- Oh no NOT DAVID FLAIR!! They guys has no talent at all!

- After getting their asses handed to them by David Flair they had to take it out on poor RVD. Whats up with that!

- So what, is DDP the Godfather of WCW now?

- Jeff Jarrett = the new WCW United States Champion. I love it. Thatís Ja Double f Ja Double r e Double T, Jeff Jarrett!

- Holy Hell, Disco beat Vader, no way man, no way!

Fire Review

- Go Rhino! Kill David Flair!

- Now Batista is losing to Disco? Iím not sure I like Disco in this underdog storyline. To me, he was just so much more than cannon fodder.

- Awesome 4-Way for the TV Title brother!

Again I have to say you do a great job in this WCW. I love how Booker was forced to team with Kanyon and DDP with Goldberg. Even if Ric did not like it, I think it added a lot of GOOD conflict to the storylines between them. Both of those matches should be great."

The most interesting thing about that is your comments RE: Lance Storm. We reckon he would have headed for the GLOW or NWWL section to try and make sure he kept up his wrestling intake.

By the way, we also don't like cricket, we love it.
Cliff's sack is a little empty this week, but by the time Nitro rolls around he'll have popped enough viagra to replenish the little swimmers.


"Nature Boy" Ric Flair to address the fans?


Our camera's roll backstage where we understand "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, the WCW President will be making his way to the ring to make an announcement
Our camera's walk through the aisle toward the WCW Oval Office, where they find "Nature Boy" in a pool of blood
The cameraman races to his attention
He calls for help and before too long EMT's are on their way


A*

"The King of Old School" gives his thoughts on the Lance Storm and Torrie Wilson lovefest


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock enters the dressing room of "King of Old School" Steve Corino
He's lacing his boots up for the opening match of Glycerine
Paulshock asks what his thoughts are on Torrie Wilson
Corino says he's a busy man, so she'll have to walk, and talk
After lacing his boots up he leaves his dressing room and tells Pamela Paulshock that Torrie Wilson is nothing but a charleton jezzebel who flaunted herself so much so broke up the greatest tag team in WCW history
Pamela asks if Steve Corino is being a little over zealous
Corino asks how that is possible, when the jezzebel takes a pure saint like Lance Storm, and blackens his blood so much he enters... an adult store
He calls her a ho
Just around the corner though listening in is Torrie Wilson who comes racing around the corner to land a slap on the face of Steve Corino
Steve repels, and thinks about punching back, but thinks better of it
Torrie Wilson tells Steve Corino that he better watch his mouth, and that her man would beat him to a pulp at Blaze of Glory


A

"The Real Deal" AJ Styles v "The King of Old School" Steve Corino


New school versus old school
Grounded mat science versus high flying exuberance
Experience versus inexperience
It was the perfect yin yang combination
Good, versus tainted
Styles held sway early on as Corino seemed a little disturbed by being slapped by Torrie Wilson
But eventually Styles' exuberance ran out as he ran into a thundering lariat from Corino
He set Styles up for.... the Old School Explusion! 1...2....3!


B

The Undertaker and Sting reunited


Backstage, Sting enters the morturary of the Undertaker
Undertaker is chiseling out an imprint on a headstone
"Big Poppa Pump" RIP...
Taker turns around, with his eyes blazing as the unexpected Stinger enters
His chisel points directly at Sting, but he relents
Sting gives him a piece of paper
It reads purely "The Steiner brothers versus Undertaker and Sting"
Taker looks at the piece of paper and then crumples it up in his hand
He turns to Sting, and then after a period of nothing, begins to laugh
...and then slit his finger across his throat


A*

"Nature Boy" Ric Flair being taken to hospital


Our cameras roll backstage, to "Nature Boy" Ric Flair being lifted into the back of an ambulance on a stretcher
As this is happening, former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Booker T walks past
He turns around and notices Ric Flair and walks over to him to ask what has happened
Flair is too weak, and simply says to Booker T... He is not to fight Chris Kanyon tonight


A*

WCW Cruiserweight Championship
"Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels (c) v Shannon Moore


These two high fliers have been firing on all cylinders lately
Each intent on making a name for themselves
Each wanting to secure the glory of the Cruiserweight Championship in all its pomp and glory
The match was typically fast paced
Not surprising given the energy of both these young men
Eventually though, a lightning bolt hit the ring post that Shannon Moore was heading too
He fell back in shock, and into the arms of Christopher Daniels.... ANGELS WINGS!!! 1..2...3!


C

A new force arrives


Lightning hits all four corners of the ring, as a single spotlight surrounds "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels
Daniels looks around in shock
He looks up at the GlycerineTron, where a scaly old face appears, in a hood
The voice announces that he told John Simpson, Ric Flair, and anyone who meant anything to professional wrestling that he was coming back to pay them all back for screwing him into the ground
He said back when wrestling went global, he was meant to be the star
But the likes of Ric Flair, and John Simpson found a way to hold him back
He said they stopped him building an empire
So now, darkness would stop him forming an empire
The camera peers closer at the face...
revealing....
Kevin...
Sullivan....
The vision goes to Christopher Daniels who looks on in shock
A vulture flocks down to the back right corner, where a robe sits
Sullivan tells Daniels he has a simple chioce to make
Become the superstar that Kevin Sullivan should have been
And join ...
.....
The Army....
Of Darkness!
Daniels looks around mystified
But almost eerily, almost as if he is being mind controlled, walks over to the robe, and puts it on
After he dons it, his head bows and he raises his hands in praise of Kevin Sullivan


C+

"The Chosen One" speaks out


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock joins "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett, the current WCW United States Champion
Jarrett tells Pamela Paulshock that he's heard various internet... experts... talking about how "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr can beat the Chosen One
He tells Pamela PAulshock and all the slapnuts to listen up and listen good
The Chosen One has all the stroke around this place
And at Monday Nitro, not here in god damn Buffalo, New York, but at Nitro, "The Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett will defeat Rey Mysterio Jr for the US Championship - now why don't you all choke on that, slapnut


B+

WCW World Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera v "The Franchise" Shane Douglas


Another livewire match involving perhaps the most energetic wrestler on the roster
Perhaps even the most improved wrestler on the roster
Opposed against him an experienced veteran who's never quite got the credit he deserves
And deep down, that thought simmers beneat the surface for Shane Douglas
The match was frenetic
Juvi tried to keep the pace alive
Keep the juice flowing
Keep the good times rolling
Shane Douglas tried to slow it down
But found himself drawn into the mayhem himself
Eventually, Juventud Guerrera hit a tiring Shane Douglas with a brilliant springboard hurricanrana. He picked Douglas up... JUVI DRIVER!!! 1...2....3!


A*

Mick Foley talks of the training regime for Hardcore Evolution's Hardcore Champion


A vignette was shown from a dark dungeon
Shrieks similar to the supposed shrieks from "The Dungeon" itself are heard
Rhino is skipping at a frenetic pace
Mick Foley starts to speak, as some hardcore students practice on the mats behind him
But not with ankle locks
But with kendo sticks belting one another
Foley merely laughs
He says that he's heard that the Hardcore Evolution is gathering speed
That blood is flowing
Internally, externally, everywhere
And that made him happy
It made him feel like he was having... a nice day
He looked at the bloodshed going on behind him
And promised that these were rookies on their first day of training
And that the Hardcore Evolution was training a new evolution
Not figure four leg locks
But sheets of glass smashing over opponents heads
He said Rhino was becoming a better Hardcore Champion day in day out
And that soon enough, the entire world will realise Rhino's potential
And the unwielding brutality... of the Hardcore Evolution


A

"King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page and Goldberg restrained backstage


Our cameras roll backstage again, where Diamond Dallas Page and Goldberg are throwing punches left right and centre
Goldberg gets down to the three point stance
But before he can hit it, he is restrained by NYPD officers
DDP tries to run in for the Diamond Cutter
But he too is restrained by the authorities
The lead NYPD officer tells both men that he has been advised by WCW Officials to keep the two men separated
Goldberg merely laughs, "You're next"


A*

"New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr v "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn


Again two contrasting styles
But two of the most athletic wrestlers of this generation
Rey Mysterio perhaps the most complete all around high flyer of the past 10 years
Versus Jerry Lynn, a world class mat worker
And a high paced match ensued
As expected
When you put a match on involving these two, you expect fireworks
But of the pure wrestling kind
Not theatrical dramatics
Rey Mysterio was in clinical form
But Jerry Lynn had an answer to every question posed
The fight carried on
Eventually Rey Mysterio was able to hit a phenomonally well executed SpringBoard Hurricanrana... he hooked the legs...1...2...3!


A*

"Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett makes his mark


Post match, "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr was blindsided by "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett
With his trusty six stringer, he was able to lay out the energetic Mysterio Jr
He got on the microphone and told Rey Mysterio Jr that he was the Chosen One, and had all the Stroke around this place, and if he was a smart man, he'd choke on that slapnut and not turn up to Nitro
The crowd began to litter the ring in pure contempt of Jeff Jarrett


A

Sting and Undertaker make awe inspiring entrances


Entrances are usually the same
Cheap music
Ignorance of the crowd
Stare down your opponent
Jump on a corner and throw your arms in the air
Not with Sting and Taker
Sting dropped to the ring from the rafters, as the Steiner brothers watched on
But that was nothing compared to the awe of the Undertaker's entrance
Instead of merely walking out, the Undertaker drove a Hearst to ringside
He parked it as close to the ring as possible
He opened up the back, and one by one hauled out two caskets on wheels
One was marked... Rick Steiner
The other... Big Poppa Pump
Both men looked on in sheer shock


A*

The Steiner Brothers ("Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump and "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner) v Sting and the Undertaker


Four reverred veteran wrestlers
One the mystical franchise of WCW - Sting
Another, a man renowned for ending careers and laying opponents six foot under - Undertaker
The other two rebels without a cause, no rules or regulations stopped their trail of destruction
The Steiner's of course are one of the premier tag teams of all time
And their good team-work was a strength for them in this bout
The individual strengths of Sting and Undertaker are well versed
But their lack of team-work at times allowed the Steiner's to work them over, cutting off the ring
Rick Steiner began to dominate Undertaker well into the match, and hit a Bulldog!!!
As he got on all fours for the crowd, he turned around to find Undertaker sitting up
Steiner tried to land some blows on him
But they were futile
Taker glanced them off
He then flung Rick Steiner into the ropes... Big Boot
Big Poppa Pump jumped into the ring, Big Boot
Big Poppa Pump got up... Last Ride!!!!!!
Rick Steiner eventually got up..... TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!! Cover...1...2....3!


A*

Time to rest in peace


Post match, the Undertaker hauled Rick Steiner's carcuss out of the ring, and lowered the casket with his name on it
Before he could lay him to rest though, WCW World Heavyweight Champion "Positively" Chris Kanyon ran down to the ring with a baseball bat
He hit across the back of Undertaker, lowering the big man
Sting came for the save, but he too was hit across the sternum
Finally, Booker T came to the ring and as Chris Kanyon went for another swing, Booker T was able to rip the baseball bat off him....
BOOK-END!!!!! Onto the entrance ramp!!!! As Fire goes out, one man stands - Booker T. The Undertaker, Sting, Chris Kanyon, Big Poppa Pump and Rick Steiner are all in disneyland!


A*

Attendence: 9,582
Rating: A
Glycerine drew 3,715,855

WCW's US Popularity increased to 76.9%.

tristram
10-22-2006, 04:11 AM
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Preview - Part One - By Wrestlingisgoodmmkay.com's Jack Dimoff

Welcome to part one of the preview to one of the premier pay-per-views in not only in 2001, but also potentially World Championship Wrestling period. Following a strong first quarter of professional wrestling, some experts have discontinued the 'Death Watch' on World Championship Wrestling. I however, have not.

Blaze of Glory promises to be an important part of what I've labelled the Death of WCW. A poor pay-per-view could completely diminish the good work currently going on by all within World Championship Wrestling. And for that, we should credit all in charge and all in the locker room for the recent turn around in performances.

As you are all aware, we here at www.wrestlingisgoodmmkay.com were particularly critical of World Championship Wrestling's slap happy DQ results, their inability to push new superstars, and their inability to make sense in their storylines. Largely, it became good for only one reason - to serve as a nice pension home for some of this sport's most over the hill stars. The only other reason we saw for the promotions existence was to rehash storylines, over, and over, and over again. How many instances of the New World Order did we see? Hello. It was hot once. Let's move on.

A bad pay-per-view where the organisation slips back into old habits could be detrimental for World Championship Wrestling. Hardcore NWA and WCW fans are starting to 'believe' again. Frustration is rising with continued ordinary showings from their major competitor, World Wrestling Federation. This is their chance to cement their place in professional wrestling, or rehammer another nail into the coffin of WCW.

We are just a week away now from Blaze of Glory, and without further adieu, I will preview some of the matches slated.

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Firstly, let me say it has been a real pleasure to see good cruiserweight action reappear in World Championship Wrestling. People often think the New World Order was the be all and end of WCW. They were wrong. Cruiserweights like Juventud Guerrera, Rey Mysterio Jr, and various other lucha libre influenced wrestlers like Blitzkreig and Psicosis were the driving force in the WCW undercard. An undercard that outperformed their opponents week in, week out. The problem though was that the undercard was never allowed to move up to the midcard or main event, with the veterans hogging the spotlight.

"Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels is looking to defend his WCW Cruiserweight Championship against the energetic and exuberant Shannon Moore. Christopher Daniels looks an outstanding prospect for WCW, a wrestler the promotion could look to base its midcard around in the very near future. Moore has always had that agility and energy that commands respect. Perhaps his extra experience may pay dividends here.

What part though will Kevin Sullivan and the Army of Darkness revolution play in this match? His mind altering tactics seem to already have paid dividends with the recruitment of the Cruiserweight Champion. Are we going to start seeing something different from Christopher Daniels? Can he keep his focus on the match at hand? Can Sullivan use his cagey experience to guide him? Or will Daniels become another Benoit who is held back by the manipulative Kevin Sullivan - a man who should be utterly condemned for his part in the Death of WCW pre-John Simpson times. How he screwed over the Radicalz etc. for petty self differences is amazing... Although, I guess, Woman was fairly hot and losing her could drive a man insane. The other question that plays on my mind in this match was the sequence of vignettes on WCW.com whereby John Simpson himself, the off-air President was sounded out by Kevin Sullivan repeatedly.

One thing is for sure though, interest in the Cruiserweight's hasn't been longer in a long long time. Hopefully WCW keeps the belt on Daniels, he is a superstar in the making. No disrespect to Shannon Moore.

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One thing that has perenially held back World Championship Wrestling has been the free spirited ill discipline of several key rising superstars. One name in particular fits this bill well - "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera. Rumour has it he has behaved himself well backstage lately, since being given another chance by World Championship Wrestling. He's on the receiving end of probably the biggest push of professional wrestling career. He has made 12 successive defences of the World Television Championship and could be ready for a move up the charts to the big leagues perhaps going after the United States Championship.

"The Franchise" Shane Douglas is also somewhat ill regarded behind the scenes by many established stars, notably "Nature Boy" Ric Flair. However, his entertainment skills and his general in ring psychology should not be dismissed. Infact, given those skills, I think he'll upset Juventud Guerrera and set himself up for a long Television Championship reign, freeing Juvi to rise up the charts.

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The final match on the first part of our exclusive preview is the fatal three way dance for the United States Heavyweight Championship. The belt is currently held by former World Heavyweight Champion "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett, a noted favourite of former WCW head honcho Vince Russo, and a man that has had a massive falling out with Vince McMahon over dropping the Intercontinental Championship to Chyna bofore jumping ship back to WCW.

The two challengers are the most recent champion, Sean O'Haire, and "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr. Many feel Rey Mysterio Jr or Sean O'Haire are potentially the next big things within World Championship Wrestling, and both have had recent success against prominent superstars.

My pick in this one is for Sean O'Haire to regain the title, allowing Jeff Jarrett to move back to the main event scene. Jarrett is currently one of the most polished all rounders in World Championship Wrestling with a large shred of wrestling credibility and it'd make perfect sense then for the former Natural Born Thriller to take the belt off him at Blaze of Glory.

Don't discount Rey Mysterio Jr though. If there's one thing WCW fans love, it's an underdog. And Rey Mysterio Jr is the best underdog in the sport today.

tristram
10-23-2006, 12:52 AM
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Preview Part Two - By Wrestlingisgoodmmkay.com's Jack Dimoff

Part two of the World Championship Wrestling 'Blaze of Glory' Pay-Per-View preview features just one match. One of the most anticipated matches on the card at that. And yet, it does not involve a championship.

The match in question pits Lance Storm against "The King of Old School" Steve Corino. Without further adieu, here is the preview.

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Fans are dubbing this the Battle of Torrie Wilson. The beautiful Boise blonde was at the centre of the turmultuous split of the highly touted tag team, the New North South Connection. The New North South Connection was as the name suggests a tag team built in tradition and prestige, honouring departed superstars Dick Murdoch and Adrian Adonis who formed the initial North South Connection.

However, it appeared that Lance Storm began to take a liking to the blonde bombshell, which did not sit well with the "King of Old School". Steve Corino prides himself on carrying out wrestling the way it should be done - winning battles in the centre of the squared circle against other hard nosed athletes. Winning gold. Giving your all in the art of wrestling.

Love should not have an influence on a wrestling tag team in the eyes of Steve Corino, so it was always inevitable that the duo would come to logger heads when Storm's own traditionalised heart fell into the tangled web of the beauty that is Torrie Wilson.

And so it comes to Blaze of Glory 2001, where the stipulations are simple. Chivalry against the sentiment that romance holds no place in the world of professional wrestling. Who will win? The chivalrous devotee of Torrie Wilson, or one so bitterly backwards that believes a woman's place is not in a professional wrestling arena.

My money is on "The King of Old School" Steve Corino. Winning, and performing some unruly act to Torrie Wilson, be it laughing in her face, or giving her a quick one two, or planting a kiss on her, could elevate Corino into near mega-star status. His talent suggests he should achieve greatness throughout his career. Perhaps this will be the stepping stone.

tristram
10-24-2006, 05:54 AM
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The State of WCW Update

Courtesy of World Championship Wrestling President, John Simpson

Firstly, let it be known it is my priviledge to put out this report to all the faithful wcw.com fans. As you are all aware, even the website of late has been through some customisation and changes to better suit what we believe to be the new, reborn World Championship Wrestling. Let me tell you, as I sit here looking over such boring reports as our Statement of Financial Position and our Statement of Financial Performance for the first calendar quarter of 2001 that our finances are in a far stronger position. Let me reassure you that our crowd figures have obviously risen tremendously of late. And let me remind you all, that our television figures have risen through the roof, particularly with the advent of Friday Fire and Glycerine on CBS and NBC respectively.

There are a number of issues that I feel are important to discuss. The first is the issue of the most coveted belt in our industry, a belt that has been reverred for generations. The WCW World Heavyweight Championship, of course currently held by "Positively" Chris Kanyon. Earlier this afternoon, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair checked out of hospital following an unscheduled attack courtesy of Kevin Sullivan, and I can assure you he was not happy with the events that went down between Booker T and "Positively" Chris Kanyon at Glycerine. I think it is important to tune into Monday Nitro accordingly to see ow Ric handles the situation. One thing is for sure though, Blaze of Glory is shaping up as a phenomonal Pay-Per-View with a Tables, Ladders and Chairs extravaganza highlighting the show with Booker T and Kanyon fighting it out for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. I know there is a buzz back in the locker room, a buzz of genuine excitement and satisfaction seeing such a great story between two outstandingly talented competitors over the strap. A wrestler who didn't wish to be named told me that it sure beat watching the belt being vacated after Starrcade '97 when a storyline was melted by what he perceived as politics. He said in these words - "The belt is the most important piece of gold in professional sports, and it transcends politics". I could not agree more. I held what I would call a focus group with several experienced wrestlers in my first week in the organisation, and one thing that was made abundantly clear was the dissatisfaction with how the belt was being used. When you look back through the historyline of the great belt and see the likes of Ric Flair, Sting, Bret Hart and the like having galvanised the sport when holding the belt, it's no wonder there is vehoment dissatisfaction when you also see appearing on the list the likes of Vince Russo and David Arquette. Let me assure you of one thing - the best man will always win the belt so long as I have anything to do with it. I wish both Kanyon and Booker T the very best of luck for Blaze of Glory, may the best man come through and be the undisputed number one man in our sport today.

The next issue I wish to highlight is that Monday Nitro recently reclaimed the Monday Night War's battle by defeating the World Wrestling Federation's Monday Night Raw. It was a triumphant night for us all. I recall getting a call from a member of the AOL-Time Warner board who presides over the television entertainment section of the business who was in raptures. The overwhelming tone of the call was that no one, but no one in the AOL-Time Warner board room expected a turnaround in ratings, let alone a turnaround within the first quarter. Nitro was an embarassment to them, now it is back where it belongs - being a coveted show in their entertainment franchise. The way it should be. Due to this perceived insecurity surrounding Nitro, and the importance of having a strong television presence to further our image, World Championship Wrestling enterred into agreements with CBS and NBC to broadcast two new shows, Friday Fire and Glycerine. The ratings have been incredulous. The feedback from the boards of both CBS and NBC is very strong. This has been a large reason for the recent marketing and financial success of World Championship Wrestling and we at World Championship Wrestling extend our gratitude to the boards of AOL-Time Warner, CBS and NBC who all took a punt on World Championship Wrestling and we are glad to have thus far repaid the faith. Let me sound a warning though to all of the staff and supporters of World Championship Wrestling - the battle has only just begun. We should not rest on our laurrels. In early 1998, the same sentiments echoed through the hallways of World Championship Wrestling, from top to bottom. We got complacent. We lost our edge. We lost our focus. Vince McMahon Jr is too smart a competitor to be given any slight chance whatsoever. Make no bones about it, this is a very bitter war, and just as soon as you think you've claimed a win is the second you're fighting for your very survival. This is cut-throat between two very competitive, yet vulnerable, empires. I want to reiterate why I accepted the position as President of World Championship Wrestling - it is my heartfelt belief that professional wrestling needs viable alternatives, as it spurs on the creative juices in the name of competition. I believe if WCW was to have folded as it was expected by now, or that if WCW had have lost its Nitro deal with no back-up, rendering it basically futile, that professional wrestling and the professional wrestling fans at the end of the day would have been the ones to suffer long term.

One of the more disturbing developments lately has been the attack on both myself and "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, and in actual fact, the establishment of World Championship Wrestling and everything it stands for, courtesy of Kevin Sullivan and his Army of Darkness movement. Let me make it clear, Kevin Sullivan was not invited to Glycerine. Let me make it clear, the events that surrounded Glycerine were not scripted. Let me make it clear that Kevin Sullivan is not welcome to work for World Championship Wrestling in any capacity. I am not at liberty to reveal the reasons behind his attack on myself and Ric Flair, although as time wears on it may become evident. I call to arms all of the World Championship Wrestling locker room to withstand whatever mental comotisation he tries to put on you, to stand strong in your beliefs, and defend vigilantly what we've fought long and hard to re-establish. A man as deranged as Kevin Sullivan could derail this venture before we really take off again, and I think we can all agree, that would be a travesty for the sport of professional wrestling.

Finally, I can assure you that World Championship Wrestling has more surprises up it's sleeve. We are aiming to be recognised for strong, energetic wrestling action - through the likes of "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera, "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr, "Positively" Chris Kanyon, Lance Storm and the like - we are committed to blooding new stars such as "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels and "Animal" Dave Bautista - we are dedicated to bringing you a mixture of experience and entertainment - and in order to achieve this our solemn vow to all in the booking committee, all in the locker room, all in the minor but important roles within this organisation is to never lose the focus, never take for granted what we have, never forget the position we were in not too long ago and the reasons because of it, and to always keep our fans interested in our product by serving by revolutionary explosive wrestling action. I can assure you that Blaze of Glory will be an exceptional event, and if it is not viewed that way, unlike previous World Championship Wrestling administrations we make a vow to listen to all our stakeholders views and make adjustments accordingly. All I ask of you all is to tune into the upcoming Nitro, Fire and Glycerine episodes that preceed Blaze of Glory, form your own opinion as to whether it's worth laying the cash down for the Pay-Per-View on the merits of our televised shows, and to give good wholesome wrestling action a chance. We don't all have to be lured to adult rated storylines, we don't all have to be lured to something we don't want our kids to watch - we can still be entertained by good old fashioned values from a bygone era, mixed in with entertainment, and classy professional wrestling. That's our promise. I hope you keep giving World Championship Wrestling a chance to deliver you this promise.

WCW Forever,
John Simpson

President

tristram
10-25-2006, 02:29 AM
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Last night, the World Wrestling Federation held their highly trumpeted and decorated pay-per-view extravaganza, Wrestlemania X-Seven. The event came to the wrestling world from the Baltimore Arena in front of 20,441 fans. Sadly the companies sliding Pay-Per-View rate continued, despite the magnitude and stigma surrounding Wrestlemania. Only 381,178 for Wrestlemania X-Seven, compared to the Royal Rumble early in January which sold 597,247 Pay-Per-View licenses. The figure is only just ahead of World Championship Wrestling's latest Pay-Per-View, SuperBrawl Revenge.

The matches on show were:-


William Regal defeated Chez to retain the WWF European Title
Raven defeated the Big Boss Man to retain the WWF Hardcore Title
The Big Show defeated Hardcore Holly to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
The Hardy Boyz defeated Buchanan and Gangrel to retain the WWF Tag Team Championships
Christian defeated Ivory
TAKA Michinoku defeated Essa Rios to retain the WWF Light Heavyweight Title
Crash Holly defeated D'Lo Brown
Lita defeated Trish Stratus to retain the WWF Womens Title
Kurt Angle defeated the Goodfather (is this the Godfather you refer to Stal?)
Rikishi defeated the British Bulldog
D'Von and Albert defeated the APA
And in the main event - the Radicalz defeated Edge and Buh Buh Ray Dudley



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Notes and Thoughts:

The show was only rated C+, and the World Wrestling Federation's US popularity freefalled to 76.2%.

I'm astonished that there was no World Title defence.

Wrestlemania X-Seven from recollection in reality was a hot show.

These guys are giving me a severe leg up here. Onwards and upwards. Viva la revolution, long live WCW.

mystic
10-25-2006, 02:47 AM
WM 17 was a great WM.

Chris Jericho over William Regal to retain the Intercontinental Title.
Tazz & The Acolytes over Val Venis, The Goodfather & Bull Buchanan.
Kane over The Big Show & Raven to capture the Hardcore Title.
Eddie Guerrero over Test to capture the European Title.
Kurt Angle over Chris Benoit.
Chyna over Ivory to capture the Women's Title.
Street Fight: Shane McMahon over Vince McMahon.
TLC Match: Edge & Christian over The Hardy Boyz & The Dudley Boyz to capture the World Tag Team Titles.
The Iron Sheik won a "Gimmick" Battle Royal.
The Undertaker over Triple H.
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin over The Rock to capture the WWF Championship.

tristram
10-25-2006, 04:56 AM
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WCW Monday Nitro, Monday Week 2, April 2001
Live on TNT from the Civic Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska

Recap of Glycerine mayhem


Footage is aired from the last episode of Glycerine in a video montage
First shown is "Nature Boy" Ric Flair telling Booker T not to get involved with "Positively" Chris Kanyon tonight as Flair is being carted off to hospital
The next scene involves the final mayhem at Glycerine, where Chris Kanyon attacked the Undertaker and Sting
Booker T came to their aid, pursuing his much hated rival "Positively" Chris Kanyon, the WCW World Heavyweight Champion


A

"Nature Boy" Unhappy


"Nature Boy" Ric Flair comes to the ring immediately following the recapping of the carnage from Glycerine
Flair's head is heavily bandaged
He tells the fans that he's mad
He's crazy
He's a limosine riding, stylin profilin son of a gun
With a bullet to chew
He calls out "Positively" Chris Kanyon
The WCW World Heavyweight Champion comes to the ring chewing gum, with his beautiful valet Miss Hanc*ck right alongside him
Flair looks Kanyon up and down, and tells him that once upon a time a pretty lady just like this beauty would have riding Space Mountain... all night long
He looks deep at Kanyon, and starts peeling off some names - Ricky Steamboat, Harley Race, Sting, Bret Hart, Randy Savage, Vader, Hulk Hogan, Goldberg, Giant Baba, Dusty Rhodes, Dory Funk Jr, Terry Funk... WOOOOO.... By god, all great men
And they've all held the very piece of gold that you Chris Kanyon hold aloft
Its more than just a bargaining tool for contract renegotiations
WOOOO
Its more than just a political piece of chess
WOOOOO
Its the most coveted and sought after sporting accolade, and by god, it was an honour for me Ric Flair to hold it, and by god, WOOOO, its a god damn priviledge for you to hold it
Then Flair called Booker T to the ring
The former WCW Tag Team and Heavyweight Champion came to the ring to a massive pop as the fireworks sprung up behind him at the top of the ramp
He had a bitter look in his eye, as he got to the ring
He stood toe to toe with Chris Kanyon
The two men glared at each other before Booker's eyes drifted to the belt, and smiled
Kanyon laughed, and Booker T raised his eyes back to eye level of Kanyon, narrowing his eyes focussing
After what seemed an eternity with the crowd roaring, Booker T looked to the left
And Chris Kanyon looked to the right
Before both men looked down at the World Heavyweight Championship belt
Ric Flair started to speak and started to push Booker T and Chris Kanyon apart
He told the fans that he gave Booker T one very simple and clear instruction at Glycerine
To not get involved with Chris Kanyon
Kanyon began laughing
He told Booker T that he was the Nature Boy, the dirtiest player in the game, but the belt needed respect not childish nonsense - the type of nonsense Kanyon is renowned for
He told Booker he thought he was better than that, that he shouldn't have been lured into those games
He told Booker that great champions like Harley Race, Jack Brisco, Giant Baba all knew how to win their battles in the squared circle, reserving their energy for when the gold was on the line
WOOOOO
Booker took the microphone and began to argue that the Undertaker and Sting were being taken down by Kanyon for no reason
Flair took back the microphone
He said he was going to make it very clear to both men what was at stake
He looked at Booker T and said that if he laid a hand on Chris Kanyon before Sunday's Blaze of Glory, he'd be suspended and lose his number one contendorship and the opportunity to earn back the greatest prize in our sport today
Kanyon laughed
Flair turned to Kanyon and told Kanyon that if he so much as laid a finger on Booker T, he would be stripped of the World Heavyweight Championship and also be suspended for 30 days
He said he had faith in both men to abide by the rules
And that if either men was suspended - WOOOOO - by god he'd find a contedor whether it be the Undertaker, Sting, Goldberg, Diamond Dallas Page or Juventud Guerrera, he'd find one and give them the chance at glory and fame
He said because unlike that 'other' show, WCW Pay-Per-View's will feature World Heavyweight Championship matches headlining their Pay-Per-Views, not all sorts tag team matches that no one has any interest in seeing
With that he told both men to head back to their locker room, for tonight they would be quarantined by security
WOOOOOOO!!!


A

The New Age Ringmasters ("Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe and "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn w/ "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes) v The Army of Darkness ("Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels and ??? w/ Kevin Sullivan)


After the entrance of the WCW World Tag Team Champions, the eery Kevin Sullivan made his way to the ring along with "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels and an unidentified wrestler in a cloak
On the back of the cloak read "Army of Darkness" and then in smaller print "Judas"
After getting in the ring, the four men began to brawl, before the cloak hood roared back revealing a redesigned Mark Jindrak!
Kevin Sullivan impolitely told Tony Schiavone who said it was Mark Jindrak that it was now simply... Judas
The Army of Darkness looked in good form out there
As did the New Age Ringmasters
At various times the Army of Darkness lent to Kevin Sullivan for his eery advice
And time and time again Judas found himself on the advantage against Jerry Lynn
However the smaller Lynn eventually was able to somehow hot tag in Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe came in and cleared Judas out, who accidentally tagged in Christopher Daniels as Judas went hurtling over the top rope to the floor
Samoa Joe pulled the Cruiserweight Champion in before delivering a stunning vertical suplex
However Christopher Daniels eyes rolled back, and he merely sat straight back up before getting back to his feet
Samoa Joe though reacted quickly and was able to land a booming right fist to Christopher Daniels
He took the groggy Cruiserweight Champion to his corner, and lofted him to the top rope.... He climbed up...
MY GOD!!!!
MUSCLE BUSTER!!!!
He calls that the MUSCLE BUSTER!!!
What an unbelievable move....1...2....3!


C-

Dressing room watch


Our cameras rolled backstage to show firstly the dressing room of Booker T heavily guarded by police officers
And likewise, Omaha's finest were defending stoutly the door of the WCW World Heavyweight Champion


A

Goldberg v Randy Orton


Goldberg made relatively light work of the rookie with the well toned physique
Orton tried to show off his polished body to the female audience at ringside, but was promptly hit in a spear by Goldberg!!!
Goldberg hissed
He roared
He signalled for....
The JACKHAMMER!!!!
1....2.....3!


B

"The King of Bling Bling" appears


Postmatch as Goldberg surveyed another victim, "The King of Bling Bling" came from out of the crowd and nailed Goldberg...
with.....
THE DIAMOND CUTTER!!!
A potential rival in impact to the Jackhammer, Goldberg was left out cold
Diamond Dallas Page put his hand into his pocket and pulled out a card, and put it on the chest of Goldberg
The card read "The King of Bling Bling Strikes Again"


A

Introducing the new WCW Marketing Manager


After the break, Tony Schiavone announced he'd had word from the production truck that next the WCW Marketing Manager would be invited to share his opinion on both Vader and Disco Inferno
A series of "suits" and bodyguards surrounded a man as he made his way down a red carpet, with beautiful women throwing rose petals at the feet of the oncoming entourage
When in the ring, a man told fans to be silent, as the great one, the new WCW Marketing Manager wished to speak
The entourage dispersed, the man's head tilted up and the sunglasses dropped revealing
"Above Average" Mike Sanders
The former leader of the Natural Born Thrillers, dressed sharly in a pin stripe suit firstly called out Disco Inferno
The Disco king came out to his old music, jiving all the way to the ring
Next he called out Vader, who following a barrage of steam billowing out from the entrance area came to the ring complete with his metallic eery headpiece
A stool was placed for either men at the end of a table put in the centre of the ring
Sanders said he was disappointed with the marketing image of this organisation
He said it was high time for a change
One thing he would not tolerate was bad hair...
And bad breath
Disco got up offended, but Sanders told him to sit back down and respect WCW management
Sanders told fans that footage would cut backstage for a minute or two, while some of Sanders marketing assistants politely helped improve the image of both Disco Inferno, and Vader
The cameras panned to the assistants, who rolled and fluttered their eyes as you'd imagine Rock Hudson to do


B+

"The Chosen One" speaks


Backstage, the "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett was with Pamela Paulshock
He told Pamela that the midwest wasn't what it used to be
He said he rolled into Nebraska expecting to see Chosen One shirts everywhere
But he didn't notice, for the stench of Omaha
He said it smells of hay-bails
And cow manure...
And he said that was just his impression of the local fire chief as he met him prior to Nitro going air
He said speaking of cow manure, tonight the Chosen One would show that little Mexican slapnut why Jeff Jarrett has all the stroke around this place


A

We return to Vader and Disco's marketing magic


Footage returned to the ring area
Where the fans were cheering
The footage initially swerved to the metallic Vader headpiece where smoke was pluming into the air
As the smoke cleared from ringside, it showed Disco Inferno laying face down on the mat with a pink pony tail in his hair... with Mike Sanders laid out next to him
Vader stood over both men triumphant!


C+

WCW World Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera (c) v Billy Kidman


Two of the premier high flyers of the modern era fought it out for the coveted Television Championship
Both men, former Cruiserweight Champions showcased a raft of exquisite high flying moves that had the crowd gasping for more
Both men relived some of the classic high spots that highlighted their previous matches for the Cruiserweight Championship in a now bygone era
Juventud Guerrera is really on a roll as Television Champion, and of course, Billy Kidman is a recent Tag Champion with a good chance of further success at Blaze of Glory
The Filthy Animal showcased his experience, taking leverage of most of the match
Juvi though eventually found his stride
When being catapulted across the ring he was able to slide between Kidman's legs... he immediately got up.... JUVI DRIVER!!!! 1....2....3!


B+

"The Sultan of Swing" celebrates


As the Sultan celebrated with fans at ringside, he was hit with a chair by a man in a wide brimmed hat at ringside
The man hit with a steel chair
He pulled off the wide brimmed hat to reveal Shane Douglas!
Douglas jumped the guard rail and proceeded to irish whip Juventud Guerrera shoulder first into the corner post
Juvi wailed in agony
Douglas picked up the microphone and reminded Juvi that the Television Championship had to be defended at every televised event, and if he couldn't participate at Fire, it meant he'd have to forfeit his championship
Prepare to be.... FRANCHISED!


B

Mick Foley speaks out


In a dark and dingy dungeon, Mick Foley, the leader of the Hardcore Evolution spoke admist shrieks of horror as Hardcore Evolution students were tutored in another room from Rhino
Foley told fans that the Hardcore Evolution was beginning to gain momentum
That soon every match would culminate with broken bones, shattered teeth....
And perhaps even....
Missing ears
He told fans that his student Rhino was preparing to destroy Rob Van Dam at Blaze of Glory
And he dared anyone else with the guts to try their luck
Be they be from the Army of Darkness, World Championship Wrestling, or any other promotion
...Have a nice.... Hardcore Evolution....Day


B

WCW United States Championship
"The Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett v "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr


"The Chosen One" came to the ring to a chorus of boos
The complete opposite reaction for his challenger
And that matched contrasting styles
Youth
Versus experience
Street smarts
Versus exuberance
Cheap tricks
Versus passion and skill
Southern style wrestling
versus lucha libre versed wrestling
It pointed to having the potential to being a great bout full of contrasts
And it did not disappoint
Rey Mysterio Jr had a chance to win with the Springboard Hurricanrana
But Sean O'Haire appeared and pulled Jeff Jarrett's foot to the bottom rope
After Rey Mysterio Jr lost the focus and began launching a verbal tyrade at Sean O'Haire, Jeff Jarrett got back up.... THE STROKE!!! Here's the cover...1...2....3!


A*

Quarantine continues


Backstage, as we headed to a commercial break, footage showed again that both the door of the WCW Champion and the challenger were being patrolled by Omaha's finest


A

Miss Hanc*ck needs help


Miss Hanc*ck walked past the dressing room of her client, Chris Kanyon's dressing room, dressed only in a towel
The police officers jaws dropped
She bent over in front of them, picking up a pen that was left convinently on the floor
Their jaws dropped further
She asked if the police officers would mind helping a poor, young, soft, innocent young girl with her bra... she was having trouble putting it on
The two officers looked at each other and said that it was their duty to help any innocent parties out, so sure, dang ole, why not


A

Sting hurt?


Backstage, Sting lays on the ground pulling himself up to the brick wall behind him
His left leg looks damaged
The Undertaker walks by
He tilts his hat down and asks who did this to Sting
Sting utters.... Rick Steiner
Undertaker tells Sting then that he shall... Rest.... In..... Peace


A

Miss Hanc*ck, very luring


Our cameras go into the steamy confines of the women's locker room area
The two Omaha officers are getting their trousers off, as Miss Hanc*ck sneaks off into a corner with one of their two way radios
She radios out, and gets the officers in front of Booker's dressing room
She tells them that she's not really wearing much, and needs help with her bra
Like lightning, the two officers guarding the number one contendor leave the dressing room door of BookerT!


A

The Undertaker v "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner


Rick Steiner looks startled at the presence of the Undertaker
He tries though to attack Undertaker immediately
But the Undertaker merely takes the clubbing blows, before knocking Steiner to the mat with one single blow
The match is an epic warpiece
Punches
Kicks
Gouges
Choke holds
Not a lot of science
But a lot of passion and pain
"The Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump comes down to the ring to stand at ringside for his brother
Eventually he causes a distraction for the Undertaker, allowing Rick Steiner the chance to hit a low blow from behind
Undertaker doubles over in the centre of the ring
Here comes Rick Steiner... RUNNING BULLDOG!!!!
1...2.......
3!!!!!
NO!!!!!!!
NOT QUITE!!!!
He got the shoulder up
Both Big Poppa Pump and Rick Steiner look on in disbelief
Rick Steiner goes to his brother for advice
The Undertaker sits up
Back to his feet...
Big Boot to the back of Steiner's head, which inadvertently knocks his brother off the apron and to the mat....
Turns around....
TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!! Cover...1...2....3!


A*

The finale


After the match, Big Poppa Pump is handed a lead pipe by Eric Bischoff and begins to pummel the Undertaker!
Chris Kanyon runs down to the ring, and immediately continues to assist Big Poppa Pump
The ring begins to full with debris before Booker T comes charging to the ring!!
He throws Big Poppa Pump and Rick Steiner over the top rope leaving just Kanyon and Booker T in the squared circle
Kanyon clenches his fist
As does Booker T
But then the two men's fists drop
And they glare each other in the eye
Constantly looking down at Kanyon's World Heavyweight Championship
As Nitro goes off the air!


A*

Attendance: 9,379
Overall Rating: A*

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RAW is WAR was held at Colisee` de Kahnawake in Quebec, Canada in front of 11,378 fans.

It was a C+ rated shows.

The matches were

The Hardy Boyz defeated Gettin Rowdy to retain the Tag Titles
Raven defeated Steven Richards to retain the Hardcore Title
TAKA Michinoku defeated Essa Rios to retain the WWF Light Heavyweight Title
Lita defeated Trish Stratus to retain the Womens Title
Dean Malenko and Albert went to a double DQ
Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels defeated the Holly Cousins

WCW's US popularity now sits at 77.1%. WWF's US popularity now sits at 75.7%.

In the Ratings:

Nitro was viewed by 1,288,190
RAW is WAR was viewed by 1,147,707

Another decisive blow landed by World Championship Wrestling. One more screw out of the coffin? Could they dare start dream about redomination?

tristram
10-25-2006, 05:00 AM
WM 17 was a great WM.

Chris Jericho over William Regal to retain the Intercontinental Title.
Tazz & The Acolytes over Val Venis, The Goodfather & Bull Buchanan.
Kane over The Big Show & Raven to capture the Hardcore Title.
Eddie Guerrero over Test to capture the European Title.
Kurt Angle over Chris Benoit.
Chyna over Ivory to capture the Women's Title.
Street Fight: Shane McMahon over Vince McMahon.
TLC Match: Edge & Christian over The Hardy Boyz & The Dudley Boyz to capture the World Tag Team Titles.
The Iron Sheik won a "Gimmick" Battle Royal.
The Undertaker over Triple H.
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin over The Rock to capture the WWF Championship.

I recall a lot of those matches... the Hardcore Title match was a bloodbath backstage, Jericho's match was good, Angle's match with Benoit was brilliant scientific wrestling (one of my favourite all time matches bar none), I loved the end spot with Shane Mac over daddy, TLC always delivers, Taker and Triple H from memory had a good danger spot up on a tower, seeing the old guys in a gimmick battle royal is always a good novelty idea, and anything involving Stone Cold and the Rock is guaranteed to tell a great story and rev the fans up. From recollection Austin went heel with Vinnie Mac.

If I remember correctly, the purchase of WCW had just gone through, so technically, by now, in reality, WCW is... dead. It was a great time for the WWF, perhaps their best ever time - I cannot believe how badly they ran the Alliance angle post Wrestlemania. What a SHAME!!!

Vince is still WWF's Head Booker with A rating for Booking, A* for respect and business, I'm at a loss to explain some of their booking decisions.

mystic
10-25-2006, 05:44 AM
the taker/HHH "danger spot" was taker chokeslamming HHH from the tower to the floor.

autin did go with vince at the end. Its funny now rewatching the ending of the match because JR is going nuts for the austin heel turn and the fans are cheering.

WWF had just bought WCW the week before mania. according to the storyline vince wanted to wait and sign the contract for WCW at wrestlemania, but shane went and "bought" the company ahead of vince, which he revealed during the last nitro.

While it was cool to see vince's face at the start of nitro saying that he bought the company, WWE actually posted on their website that they had bought WCW hours before the show aired, hurting the "shock value" in my opinion. (I remember going to the WWE site that monday afternoon and seeing on the main page the words WWE buys WCW)

tristram
10-28-2006, 02:01 AM
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WCW Friday Fire, Friday Week 2, April 2001
Live on CBS from the HersheyPark Arena, Pennsylvania

Mick Foley Argues with the "Nature Boy"


At the top of the show, the leader of the Hardcore Evolution, Mick Foley stormed into the Presidential Office of "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Foley was not in a good mood, I told Flair what he thought of him - how he disrespected him, how Ric Flair tried to ruin Mick Foley in WCW previously, but he won't ruin him again
Nor will he hold back the Hardcore Evolution
He says it is people like Ric Flair that hold back the likes of Rhino and any other Hardcore Evolution prospects
Flair starts to laugh
Foley asks him whats so damn funny
He tells Flair he himself has a sick sense of humour, smiling, laughing, telling people to have a nice day while being pushed off the top of a cage through a table, or being thrown through a table wrapped in barbwire, or being wrapped up in ropes, only they aren't ropes, but barbwire, or being tossed face first into a sack of thumbtacks, or asking for more when your ear is ripped off - he tells Flair that that humours him, but seeing the Hardcore Evolution held back by Ric Flair does not
Flair tells Foley that he isn't holding back hardcore wresitling, quite contrare...


A*

Introducing WCW's Hardcore Element


Ric Flair calls out "Come on out boys"
From a side door, extermists Sabu and Tommy Dreamer appear
WOOOO!!!!
Flair tells Foley that there will be a Hardcore Evoluition at Blaze of Glory
It will be Rhino defending the Hardcore Championship
Against "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam
Tommy Dreamer
And Sabu!


A*

WCW Cruiserweight Championship
"Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels (c) v "The Real Deal" AJ Styles


Two young exuberant rivals fought it out in a high flying and innovative match up
Daniels had the mercurial Kevin Sullivan at ringside issuing instructions
And distracting AJ Styles
Daniels at one stage dropped to one knee and looked above for help
He dared AJ to come to him
And then closed his eyes
AJ Styles took the opportunity to try and hit a hurricanrana, but Daniels reacted and turned it into a modified sit out powerbomb! Cover...1...2...3!


C

"The King of Bling Bling" Up Next!


A promo showed highlghting that after the break, "The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page would speak in a pre-recorded interview with "Mean" Gene Okerlund


A

"The King of Bling Bling" speaks out on Goldberg


After the break, a pre-recorded interview aired between "King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page and "Mean" Gene Okerlund
Mean Gene asked him why the recent anomosity towards Goldberg
Page said that it urked him, and every other member of that locker room on the hype surrounding Goldberg
And he said he didn't think he was as good as they made out
He said that the real deal in the business was Diamond Dallas Page, and people like Goldberg only stood in his way to the lofty heights he deserves to reach
Okerlund asked DDP what it was about Goldberg that made him not rate him as a wrestler
Diamond Dallas Page said there was not just one thing, but a whole range of things
Okerlund asked him to name some
Diamond Dallas Page asked why Gene was interrogating him so much, that the answers were clear as mud and he didn't need to spell out the obvious
Gene looked mystified by that
Diamond Dallas Page then said that he's not a man of words, but a man of action, and at Blaze of Glory, he'd show everyone, including Mean Gene Okerlund, why Diamond Dallas Page is the premier wrestler in the business today and why Goldberg is nothing but a phoney, dawg
Bada-bing-bada-bang-bada-bling-bling-boom!


A

"New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr v Sean O'Haire


The two contendors for "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett's United States crown hit it off on Fire
Sean O'Haire seemed to distract Rey Mysterio Jr from gaining the US Title at Nitro, so Rey was clearly fired up and brought his A game
Sean O'Haire though is the former United States Champion, on a mission to regain the title himself
The match was more vicious than anticipated
Even Rey Mysterio Jr himself was looking for short cuts
The intensity and bitterness was evident for all to see
But Sean O'Haire is not rated the way he is for nothing, and he too has a rough and ready style to him
And he showed it too
Soon enough the two men went to the floor, Sean O'Haire courtesy of a drop kick from Rey, and Rey then added insult to injury with a suicide plancha beautifully connecting
The two men then starting brawling up the aisle
Sean O'Haire dropped Rey over the steel guard rail, Rey was winded by the impact to the crown jewels
The two men then began brawling up into the crowd who started really getting into it
However, before too long, referee Nick Patrick signalled for the bell as the 10 count was officiated on
Double count out your result


B+

WCW World Heavyweight Championship Video


A video played hyping the stipulation "Nature Boy" Ric Flair put on both "Positively" Chris Kanyon the WCW World Heavyweight Champion and Booker T, prohibiting any altercations before Blaze of Glory
He showed the simmering glare at the end of Nitro where both men were tempted to throw caution to the wind and empty out their frustrations right then and there, but both did not cut the tension choosing to try and go for the pride of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at Blaze of Glory


A

"King of Old School" runs into Torrie


Backstage, Steve Corino was asked his thoughts on his upcoming match with Lance Storm at Blaze of Glory
Corino said he always carried the New North South Connection, and that Lance Storm didn't respect for starting to turn his career around for him
And then that jezzebell Torrie Wilson got involved
Just then, the Boise native walked around the corner
Corino said she was nothing but a jezzebell
And for the second time in as many weeks, he wore the brunt of a slap to the face
As he clenched his fist to retaliate, a security guard stepped in the way


A

Lance Storm v "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn


Torrie Wilson joined Storm at ringside as he took on one of the real movers and shakers in WCW, Jerry Lynn
The WCW World Heavyweight Tag Team Champion took it to Storm straight away
He held him down with a series of well struck technical holds
Torrie got up on the apron, causing a distraction to Jerry Lynn
This allowed Storm to roll Lynn up, and then apply an ankle lock!
Lynn tried to reach the ropes, but he was in the centre of the ring
He kept desperately trying, before finally tapping!
Impressive win for Lance Storm!


A

Stinger has his say


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock caught up with Sting
Sting was limping badly to his dressing room
Pamela Paulshock asked the blond question - how is he
Sting didn't answer
She asked him what Rick Steiner did to him
Again he didn't answer
Finally she asked him about the Undertaker
Sting looked at her for a few seconds
Before finally speaking one word
"Legend"


A*

Goldberg v Kaz Hayashi


Kaz Hayashi was cannon fodder
It was like watching a vulture decapitate a carcus
Very quickly it was Spear...and JACKHAMMER!!! 1...2...3!


A

"You're NEXT!"


After barely raising a sweat, Goldberg was given the microphone by the ring announcer
He told Diamond Dallas Page that he was sick of his whining
And that talk was cheap
At Blaze of Glory....
YOU'RE NEXT!


A

The Sultan is HERE!


The cameras cut backstage to where a limping "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera bravely began his limp to the ring to defend his WCW Television Championship


B+

WCW Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera v Billy Kidman


In a replay of a recent match, the heavily injured and groggy "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera defended his coveted Television Championship against the Filthy Animal Billy Kidman
"Franchise" Shane Douglas sat at ringside as a guest colour commentator giving his insight into the match
He freely admitted it was an act of bravery for Juventud to defend tonight
But ultimately an act of stupidity, because even if he got past Kidman, the damage done would mean he was cannon fodder for a Franchiser at Blaze of Glory
Douglas explained his actions were based on that he was sick and tired of being misused at the expense of guys like Juventud Guerrera
He said he was doing the sport a favour by running the likes of Juvi out of town
Billy Kidman was in rare form, dominating against the invalidated Juvi with ease
Juvi was in all sorts of bother
However, Billy Kidman went to the top rope for a moonsault....
He went for it....
Juvi got up... drop kick to Kidman!!!!
Juvi DRIVER!!!! 1...2...3!!!
THAT CAME FROM NOWHERE!


B+

"The American Dream" speaks


Backstage, in front of a Blaze of Glory banner, "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes spoke while being flanked by "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe and "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn, otherwise known as the New Age Ringmasters, WCW World Heavyweight Tag Team Champions
Dusty said, if you weeeel, dat at Blazsesss of Glorah, the tag team champiunns would prahval
For der is a dweam
And dese two men live dat dweam night aftah night
And da dweam will live on, past Blazzzze of Glorah!


C+

Goldberg gets re-marketed


Backstage, WCW Marketing Manager Mike Sanders caught up with Goldberg as he looked to leave the arena
Sanders told Goldberg that the bald look was not a good marketing gimmick
Sanders produced a bottle of "Mike Sanders - Hair Here Everywhere"
Goldberg took the bottle, and then opened it and spread the pills all over his head
Sanders told him you're supposed to swallow them
Goldberg told Sanders that he's not supposed to interfere with his business
...and promptly speared him!!!
OUCH!


A

Recap of Events - Undertaker, Big Poppa Pump, Sting, Rick Steiner


A video played highlighting the mayhem between Undertaker and Sting, against the Steiner brothers
It showed the sequence of events beginning at SuperBrawl Revenge where the Undertaker shocked the wrestling world by interfering against Team Russo in the War Games match
It showed the different strengths of the four competitors
Sting's focus
Undertaker's rejuvenation
Big Poppa Pump's power game
And Rick Steiner's ability to take short cuts


A*

"Positively" Kanyon gives it to "Nature Boy" Ric Flair


"Nature Boy" Ric Flair called the WCW World Heavyweight Champion to the ring
Accompanied by the beautiful Miss Hanc*ck, the WCW Champion Chris Kanyon dutifuly obliged
Flair asked Kanyon to tell him exactly what he thought of him
Kanyon began laughing
He told Flair that he thought he was scum
That he was a moron
That he was washed up and over the hill
And he told Flair that sooner or later, Kanyon himself would take him out for good
Flair laughed, and told Kanyon that it was good that he got that off his chest, because now that he'd cut the tension, here's his opponent tonight - VADER!


A*

WCW World Heavyweight Championship
"Positively" Chris Kanyon (c) v Vader


Kanyon got on bended knees and begged for Ric Flair to take back the decision
But soon enough, the look of apology and begging turned to stark horrid reality, as the steam began to fill around the ring area and the magnificently sized Vader came to the ring
Chris Kanyon tried to escape from the match, but the WCW President himself, who was a guest commentator, got him back into the ring
Miss Hanc*ck gave him a slap, so he duly obliged by replying with a flush kiss to the lips and a WOOOOO!!!!
After Kanyon was back in the clutches of Vader, the match began
And the much anticipated beating happened
A backstage shot of Booker T watching was shown, with him laughing
Kanyon was petrified as the big monster launched vicious attack after vicious attack
It was like watching Poltergeist
You know, how you looked at the dumb white folk and thought, if someone told you this house was haunted, you would move on, not stay on
Except you looked at Kanyon and begged for his mercy that he'd find a way to escape out alive
But alas he couldn't, because Vader's grip on the match was relentless
Miss Hanc*ck tried to cause a distraction by jumping up on the apron, and showing her outstanding backside to Vader
Vader was momentarily distracted, which allowed Kanyon to get to ringside out of the ring to regain his breath
Vader looked like he was going to follow him, but Kanyon jumped back up on the apron, and hit a jawbreaker on the top rope on Vader
Kanyon, not a noted high flyer, but the "Innovator of Offence" quickly sprung to the top rope
And when Vader turned he hit a DDT from the top rope on Vader!!!!
He spiked him flush...
He picked him up.....
KANYON CUTTER!!!!
1...2....3!!!!
HE RETAINED AGAINST THE ODDS!!!!!
There's more to Kanyon than meets the eye!!!!


A*

Rating: A
Attendence: 9,606

Fire drew 3,717,721 on CBS

WCW's US Popularity rose to 77.3%.

Guys, I'd look forward to hearing your thoughts as we approach Blaze of Glory. Has this diary run it's length? Not getting a lot of comments lately so I'm just curious if people are still interested... expect a slight slow down next couple of weeks as I finish my exams, then after that, if all still like the show, the show will go on!

sebsplex
10-28-2006, 02:18 AM
Still reading, just need to catch up on a the last few shows so don't fret. ;)

keefmoon
10-28-2006, 07:51 AM
I moved town recently (150 miles away, to be precise) and didn't have internet until a week ago, and even then things have been crazy busy. I've still been reading (and loving) the diary but not had the time to post. I always come on here hoping to see a new show posted so, yeah, I'm reading still.

The only problem is I'm doing a WCW 2001 game too and everytime I read yours I wanna play on mine, which isn't a good idea when you are as busy as I am.

As far as your dynasty is going, I have to say everything seems to be working perfectly. I really get a sense when reading it that it is now "your" WCW, with guys like Kanyon being at the top, and mid carders like RVD, Sabu, Mysterio, Juvi Guerrara, Steve Corino, Lance Storm etc getting real good pops and looking like they aren't far from the main event.

Great work my friend, and yeah, you've got a reader in me. Still.

*On an unrelated note*
What exams would these be?

tristram
10-29-2006, 09:55 PM
Still reading, just need to catch up on a the last few shows so don't fret. ;)

No fretting dawg. Just guaging interest :-)

I moved town recently (150 miles away, to be precise) and didn't have internet until a week ago, and even then things have been crazy busy. I've still been reading (and loving) the diary but not had the time to post. I always come on here hoping to see a new show posted so, yeah, I'm reading still.

The only problem is I'm doing a WCW 2001 game too and everytime I read yours I wanna play on mine, which isn't a good idea when you are as busy as I am.

As far as your dynasty is going, I have to say everything seems to be working perfectly. I really get a sense when reading it that it is now "your" WCW, with guys like Kanyon being at the top, and mid carders like RVD, Sabu, Mysterio, Juvi Guerrara, Steve Corino, Lance Storm etc getting real good pops and looking like they aren't far from the main event.

Great work my friend, and yeah, you've got a reader in me. Still.

*On an unrelated note*
What exams would these be?

Thanks for that keefy.

I'm doing a Bachelor of Business (Management) part-time, the two exams I have coming up are Accounting for Businesses and Microeconomics. Good fun for all!!!

cmdrsam
10-29-2006, 10:14 PM
Yeah I would be rather disapointed since Stallion is leaving and no offence to the rest of the writers but I do enjoy this diary.

jagilki
10-29-2006, 10:48 PM
I read it. I just don't comment often.

tristram
10-29-2006, 11:48 PM
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Preview Part Three - By Wrestlingisgoodmmkay.com's Jack Dimoff

Without further adieu, wrestlingisgoodmmkay.com is pleased to present the final syringe of matches that will highlight the upcoming World Championship Wrestling Pay-Per-View, Blaze of Glory.

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Perhaps a match that can only be labelled a mismatch. Two of World Championship Wrestling's longest associated wrestlers in terms of when they started their career with the Atlanta based promotion, Vader and Disco Inferno will go head to head in a grudge match.

This fued started off gently enough when Disco Inferno made a snyde joke to some of the Power Plant workers immitating Vader. Vader, not one known to be particularly well off in terms of sense of humour did not see the harmless humour and began to follow Disco like a bad smell.

Vader has been on a roll within World Championship Wrestling, some have estimated that he will headline a Pay-Per-View or two before year's end. His size and menace have got him over with the fans very nicely. But now he finds himself stuck in a bit of a meaningless fued really, which highlights one of the first questions we have of the new booking regime - what the F is happening here?

And that will be our question at Blaze of Glory, this match should only be good for a toilet break, as while Disco Inferno impressed many by upsetting the big man not too long ago, he will be like a kebab on a stick and Vader will be very hungry. Crunch crunch, crunch. Snap, crackle, pop.

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One of the more fascinating matches on the cards pits current WCW World Tag Team Champions the New Age Ringmasters "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn and "The Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe against former tag team champions the Filthy Dogs featuring Konnan and Billy Kidman and former tag team champions the Perfect Event featuring "Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak and "Main Event" Chuck Palumbo in a fatal three way dance for the tag title belts.

The recently formed New Age Ringmasters have been highly impressive since both debuted in World Championship Wrestling not long ago. Infact, many are touting Samoa Joe, a likely lump of a lad with a lot of in ring durability and flexibility to be a contendor for the upper echelons of World Championship Wrestling reckoning before too long. In Jerry Lynn he has a partner who is still one of the greatest mat technicians in the business today. Together they compliment each other very nicely.

Chuck Palumbo and Shawn Stasiak have had abundant success in the tag ranks since their days as rookies in the Natural Born Thrillers. Stasiak is the son of former WWWF legend Stan "The Man" Stasiak, while together with Palumbo the Perfect Event display probably the greatest power game in tag team wrestling today given KroniK has now split up with the recently departed Bryan Clarke having left for free agency.

In Billy Kidman and Konnan, there is another large contrast. Konnan these days relies more on a tough mat style, while Kidman shows a lot of Konnan's lucha libre foundations with an ever present high risk, high octane in air extravaganza. Together they have only recently held the tag team titles, and perhaps together they form the best all round tag team unit in World Championship Wrestling.

Given the claims of all three contendors, this match should be a cracker. We think the belt will remain on the New Age Ringmasters purely for the fact that recently we think World Championship Wrestling has been levelling the playing field with the World Wrestling Federation on the back of better all round in ring wrestling styles.

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One of the recent strengths of WCW has been the regrowth of the Hardcore Championship, currently held by Hardcore Evolution's Rhino.

This has largely been due to the influx of talent, and the direction of hardcore legend Mick Foley. World Championship Wrestling now boasts a staggering pool of hardcore exponents - aside from the four in this match, the likes of Crowbar, Norman Smiley and Terry Funk have some expertise in this domain.

Recently, at Friday Fire, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair spiced up the Rob Van Dam and Rhino fued by introducing new World Championship Wrestling signings Sabu and Tommy Dreamer to the mix, much to the disgust of Mick Foley. Foley claimed Flair had been trying to hold back the Hardcore division due to their much publicised personal hatred, but Ric Flair proved this not to be the case with a good display of crafty dealings by luring ECW legends Sabu and Tommy Dreamer to World Championship Wrestling to compete in the Hardcore match slated for Blaze of Glory.

One thing is very evident, this match will be a slobber knocker. There will be no holds barred. There will be a massive pool of blood and bruised egos by the end of the bout.

We think that the Hardcore Evolution is on somewhat of a roll, and the presence of Mick Foley may be enough to get Rhino over the line here.

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I don't think it'd be an over-reaction to claim that Goldberg and "The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page straight out hate one another. And when you add that green rage of envy into a simmering conflict, as happened at Fire with Diamond Dallas Page revealing the likes of Goldberg are holding him back from achieving what he believes he's duly entitled to, it makes you think that some of the shots in this one might be stiffer than usual.

Particularly when you measure up Goldberg. Yes, the man himself who went on a near 200 and 0 winning streak at the very beginning of his World Championship Wrestling career. Infact, he'd held the World Title before he even lost a recorded match; although of course, that is heavily disputed hush hush. It has been notable of late that he has started to develop better skills, be it with the stick, or with his ability to put on a match that makes sense. Even during his peak, one thing that hurt Goldberg was his ability to tell a story in the ring. Indeed, often his matches were therefore limited to being minute squashes so not to expose him.

His opponent is former World Champion and crafty ring veteran "King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page, a man who seems to know no limits in terms of what lengths he'd go to, what short cuts he'd take, to register a victory

Because of this, we're all tending to lean towards Diamond Dallas Page. We think since his departure from Kevin Nash he's offered a lot more to the top brass within World Championship Wrestling. He could work it right back up to being constantly main event material, like he was at his peak only a couple of years ago. Either way, we don't think either man will make it out without bruises, scars, lost blood, maybe even broken limbs. Should be a great match.

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"Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner has recently realligned with his heinous brother "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump to again become one of the most reverred and feared combinations in professional wrestling today. And their opponents have similarly been men no one wants to meet in a dark alley, namely Sting and the Undertaker.

Both are wiley World Championship Wrestling veterans, Steiner has a particularly nasty mean streak in him whereas Sting has all the street smarts in the world. Recently Sting put "Nature Boy" Ric Flair out of commission in a great farewell match for the Charlotte native with an ending reminiscent of the great matches from the late 80's and early 90's between arguably the two franchices of World Championship Wrestling.

The styles in this match again will be quite contrasting, but one of Sting's legacies is to be adaptable to the conditions. It's amazing how he can switch from a 500 pound wrestler to a lightweight and still dominate or find the key to success. Call it experience, or call it outstanding ring-man ship, there's no denying Sting's crudentials.

We're just not sure how he's going to be able to handle not only Rick Steiner, but the murky ringside presence of Eric Bischoff in this one. With that in mind, our tip goes to the Dog Faced Gremlin.

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Cometh the man, cometh the hour. That's the challenge for both of these two powerhouses. Both these men at their irresistable peaks are near enough to being invincible. Steiner's raw strength will go head to head with Undertaker's eery presence and tenacity in a match that could be one for the ages.

Recently, the Undertaker has been on a hell of a run within World Championship Wrestling, throwing around bodies as if they were emptied carcusses ready for embalming in his morgue. It's been quite incredible the impact he's had on World Championship Wrestling since he's joined there from the World Wrestling Federation.

However, we feel this one might go against him. It's common practice that when you steal a major star from an opponent, you job him out to show your roster was always better than theirs. It's common practice, and really, it's common sense. With that in mind, we tip "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner to Steiner Recline Undertaker to submission in this one.

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No matter how prestigious or important the matches aforementioned may be deemed, they are all just merely entre's to this smorgasbord. This is the real deal. This is the match we've all been waiting for, without a shadow of a doubt.

"Positively" Chris Kanyon won the coveted WCW World Heavyweight Championship at SuperBrawl Revenge in shall we say, slightly controversial circumstances. But here, the battle lines have been drawn. "Nature Boy" Ric Flair has made it abundantly clear that if there is not a clean and clear winner, the title will be held up.

That brings back into the market Booker T. The former WCW World Heavyweight Champion has been desperate to strike revenge into the heart of Kanyon. Not only has his coveted title been snatched away from him in a magnificent bout at SuperBrawl Revenge that must surely rate as a match of the year contendor, but his pride was snatched that night too.

These two men have been at each other's throats for a long time now. All the build up, all the controversy, all the hatred, all the manipulation, it all comes down to this. And what better way to settle a score than a Tables, Ladders and Chairs extravaganza. What better way to win or retain the WCW World Heavyweight Championship than outlasting our opponent and being able to find that last surge of energy to set up and climb that rickety old ladder to claim such a fabled prize.

In this match, we've gone with "Positively" Chris Kanyon. We think one aspect may be being gravely underestimated here. The beautiful, the charming, the seductive, and canniving Miss Hanc*ck. We think her presence may have a distraction effect on Booker T at some stage in the match allowing Chris Kanyon to hit the Kanyon Cutter, which he showed on the near invincible Vader has no equal, and no room for comebacks.

So there you have it, Blaze of Glory 2001 is nearly upon us. They're our predictions in what is surely going to be a hard and savage show, one that needs to deliver on all the hype and promises to make sure they do not give back the ground they have claimed back off the World Wrestling Federation. One slip up, and the promotion may be back on Death Watch.

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Ladies and Gentlemen - the card is announced for Blaze of Glory 2001, your predictions are most welcome.


WCW Cruiserweight Championship: "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels defends against Shannon Moore
Disco Inferno takes on Vader
WCW World Hardcore Championship: Rhino will defend against "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam, Sabu and Tommy Dreamer
WCW World Television Championship: "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera will defend against "The Franchise" Shane Douglas
The Battle for Torrie: "King of Old School" Steve Corino will battle Lance Storm
WCW United States Championship: "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett will defend against "New Generation" Rey Mysterio and Sean O'Haire
WCW Tag Team Championships: The New Age Ringmasters ("Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe and "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn) will defend against the Perfect Event ("Main Event" Chuck Palumbo and "Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak) and The Filthy Animals (Konnan and Billy Kidman)
Sting will take on "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner
"Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump will take on The Undertaker
WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Tables, Ladders and Chairs: "Positively" Chris Kanyon will defend against Booker T


Look forward to your predictions.

brko
10-30-2006, 08:24 AM
First time commenter. Must say i'd go to the dynasty forum mainly for this story. Would like to see some personal thoughts again, really liked them.



WCW Cruiserweight Championship: "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels defends against Shannon Moore
Disco Inferno takes on Vader
WCW World Hardcore Championship: Rhino will defend against "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam, Sabu and Tommy Dreamer
WCW World Television Championship: "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera will defend against "The Franchise" Shane Douglas
The Battle for Torrie: "King of Old School" Steve Corino will battle Lance Storm
WCW United States Championship: "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett will defend against "New Generation" Rey Mysterio and Sean O'Haire
WCW Tag Team Championships: The New Age Ringmasters ("Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe and "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn) will defend against the Perfect Event ("Main Event" Chuck Palumbo and "Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak) and The Filthy Animals (Konnan and Billy Kidman)
Sting will take on "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner
"Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump will take on The Undertaker
WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Tables, Ladders and Chairs: "Positively" Chris Kanyon will defend against Booker T


Look forward to your predictions.

keefmoon
10-30-2006, 09:00 AM
WCW Cruiserweight Championship: "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels defends against Shannon Moore
Disco Inferno takes on Vader
WCW World Hardcore Championship: Rhino will defend against "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam, Sabu and Tommy Dreamer
WCW World Television Championship: "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera will defend against "The Franchise" Shane Douglas
The Battle for Torrie: "King of Old School" Steve Corino will battle Lance Storm
WCW United States Championship: "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett will defend against "New Generation" Rey Mysterio and Sean O'Haire
WCW Tag Team Championships: The New Age Ringmasters ("Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe and "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn) will defend against the Perfect Event ("Main Event" Chuck Palumbo and "Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak) and The Filthy Animals (Konnan and Billy Kidman)
Sting will take on "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner
"Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump will take on The Undertaker
WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Tables, Ladders and Chairs: "Positively" Chris Kanyon will defend against Booker T

Loved the preview of Blaze Of Glory, builds real good anticipation.
Most of predictions are probably wrong, and I've never done the predictions for a dynasty before, but I'd thought I'd have a bash at this one because, basically, it's my favourite. No offence to the other great diaries out there, but this is my favourite

Hamsalad
10-30-2006, 10:11 AM
It is amazing to me the dedication and detail you give to this journal and I check pretty much every day to see if it has been updated.

As an old disenfranchised WCW fan, your journal in its own way fills my wrestling void.
Thank you, and please do not burn out on this!

WCW Cruiserweight Championship: "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels defends against Shannon Moore
Disco Inferno takes on Vader
WCW World Hardcore Championship: Rhino will defend against "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam, Sabu and Tommy Dreamer
WCW World Television Championship: "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera will defend against "The Franchise" Shane Douglas
The Battle for Torrie: "King of Old School" Steve Corino will battle Lance Storm
WCW United States Championship: "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett will defend against "New Generation" Rey Mysterio and Sean O'Haire
WCW Tag Team Championships: The New Age Ringmasters ("Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe and "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn) will defend against the Perfect Event ("Main Event" Chuck Palumbo and "Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak) and The Filthy Animals (Konnan and Billy Kidman)
Sting will take on "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner
"Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump will take on The Undertaker
WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Tables, Ladders and Chairs: "Positively" Chris Kanyon will defend against Booker T

deimos_masque
10-30-2006, 10:51 AM
I absolutely love this Dynasty just so you know, I don't post all that much and only really started reading it about two weeks ago.

And to show my love for this, I'll do some predictions!

*WCW Cruiserweight Championship: [b]"Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels defends against Shannon Moore[/quote[

It's just not time for Daniels to lose this belt. So Christopher Daniels Retains.
Prediction: Christopher Daniels

[quote]* Disco Inferno takes on Vader

Disco is a dead man, he just doesn't know it yet.
Prediction: Vader wins! FATALITY!

* WCW World Hardcore Championship: Rhino will defend against "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam, Sabu and Tommy Dreamer
This is going to be a great match, I love the way you treat the Hardcore title you've almost made it as good as the Television title. This one's tough but I don't think Sabu or Dreamers going to do it because they just got in WCW. Soooo....
Prediction: Mr. Monday Night himself, Rob Van Dam

* WCW World Television Championship: "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera will defend against "The Franchise" Shane Douglas

This is a tough one as I can see either guy getting the win here. But I think it's time for Juvi to lose the belt for a while.
Prediction: Shane Douglas

* The Battle for Torrie: "King of Old School" Steve Corino will battle Lance Storm

The King of Old school's going beat him him old school style and then treat Torrie with some class, Old School style.
Prediction: Steve Corino!

* WCW United States Championship: "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett will defend against "New Generation" Rey Mysterio and Sean O'Haire

I'm a Sean O'Haire mark, always have been, always will be. I felt that he could have been a World Champion one day if given the chance so let's allow WCW to prove it.
Prediction: Sean O'Haire... but I'm not telling you anything you don't already know.

* WCW Tag Team Championships: The New Age Ringmasters ("Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe and "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn) will defend against the Perfect Event ("Main Event" Chuck Palumbo and "Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak) and The Filthy Animals (Konnan and Billy Kidman)

Ah so much love for me here. Kidman, Samoa Joe, Lynn and even Shawn Stasiak (ywah I know, I'm a freak). Let's just say that Joe is going to kill you, and be done with it.
Prediction: New Age Ringmasters will be clubbering and flippity flopping

* Sting will take on "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner

Sting. I'll say it again.... Sting.
Prediction: The Man Called Sting

* "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump will take on The Undertaker

'Taker is on a hot streak and he's a newer aquistion, Steiner is an old school WCW guy but someone needs to fall to the Dead man so...
Prediction: Undertaker, unfortunately.

* WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Tables, Ladders and Chairs: "Positively" Chris Kanyon will defend against Booker T

Wow this is going to be brutal and awesome, I can't really decide. All I know is that I want them to do one more match in the Triple Tiered Cage Match so let Booker win and move on to the Rubber Match.

Prediction: Booker T does some playah hatin'

sebsplex
10-30-2006, 11:29 AM
Great build up as always tristram...

WCW Cruiserweight Championship: "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels defends against Shannon Moore
Disco Inferno takes on Vader
WCW World Hardcore Championship: Rhino will defend against "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam, Sabu and Tommy Dreamer
WCW World Television Championship: "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera will defend against "The Franchise" Shane Douglas
The Battle for Torrie: "King of Old School" Steve Corino will battle Lance Storm
WCW United States Championship: "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett will defend against "New Generation" Rey Mysterio and Sean O'Haire
WCW Tag Team Championships: The New Age Ringmasters ("Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe and "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn) will defend against the Perfect Event ("Main Event" Chuck Palumbo and "Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak) and The Filthy Animals (Konnan and Billy Kidman)
Sting will take on "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner
"Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump will take on The Undertaker

Just an additional comment... I can't quite see both Taker and Sting taking wins in this one, although I suspect Scott Steiner stands the best chance of victory out of the two brothers, if only in cheap fashion.

WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Tables, Ladders and Chairs: "Positively" Chris Kanyon will defend against Booker T

I think Kanyon still has some mileage in him as the champ, besides... who better th... well, you know the rest.

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WCW Glycerine, Saturday, Week 2 April 2001
Live from the Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York, live on NBC!

Video for Undertaker v Big Poppa Pump


A video played highlighting tomorrow night's must see brawl between the Dead Man Undertaker, versus arguably the strongest wrestler going around today
The freak with peaks, versus the dead man
An epic encounter
One winner
One man's career and life on the line?


A*

"Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels v "Club X" David Flair


Two completely off the charts but different characters kicked off Glycerine
Firstly, the son of the legendary "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, and boy band and disco infatuated fly boy David Flair
And his opponent, the current reigning WCW Cruiserweight Champion "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels, who seems caught in the laser beam tracts of the canniving Kevin Sullivan's Army of Darkness
David Flair wouldn't be making his father proud currently
Instead of focussing on the business of wrestling
David Flair is trying to market himself as a dance exponent
And after gaining ascendency in the match, his lack of contentration cost him as he did a dance remiscent of many fine (sic) Backdoor Boyz numbers
When he finished his routine he fell prey to .... the Angels Wings...1...2....3!


C

Army of Darkness introduce their newest member


Post match, lightning hit around the ring, prompting the arrival of Kevin Sullivan, flanked by two cloaked men
The first man was obviously Judas Jindrak, who celebrated with Christopher Daniels in the centre of the ring
The hideous Kevin Sullivan rolled his eyes back savagely, telling fans that World Championship Wrestling, and certainly not Ric Flair could not hold back the forces of the dark side
He said there was an eery shadow hanging over World Championship Wrestling
And that dark presence got stronger and stronger each day
He asked the third man to drop the cloak hood...
To reveal.....
Mike Awesome?
Awesome got down on bended knee, as Kevin Sullivan asked him to pledge not only his allegiance, but his soul to the great one, the true leader of the Army of Darkness


B

The Army of Darkness (Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome) v Hardcore WCW (Sabu and Tommy Dreamer)


Glycerine marked the in ring debut of Sabu and Tommy Dreamer in WCW
Although, of course Sabu did have a short run c. 1995/1996 in WCW featuring in a match with Jerry Lynn at Halloween Havoc
The match was brief, but extremely physical as two of the harder hitters in WCW went against two of the most sadistic hardcore exponents of all time
Just when the match started to get interesting, Rhino came running down to the ring and hit the Gore on Sabu. Referee Nick Patrick called for the bell ruling a double disqualification when all five men became involved in a heated mid ring brawl.


A - (wow I'm surprised how well that went - woot)

"Nature Boy" speaks on the importance of the Tables Ladders and Chairs match


Backstage, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair sat in his Presidential Suite
He said he had called all wrestling media in because he had a few things to say about Blaze of Glory
He said that at Blaze of Glory, one of the most heated, most highly anticipated bouts of all time would take place
For the prestige of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, "Positively" Chris Kanyon would defend his title against Booker T
WOOOO!!!
And what a title it is, through the ages names like Sting, Bret "Hitman" Hart, Vader, Harley Race, "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, Terry Funk had all held aloft the title
He said but what made the belt even more prestigious was the fact that all time legends like his good friend "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson never got their hands on the title
WOOOO!!!
He said he'd told referee Nick Patrick to make sure the bout is called straight down the middle
And he'd made all security aware tonight that if either man so much as lays a figure on one another, the belt would be taken off Chris Kanyon and held up
WOOOO!!!
WOOOO!!! Because in WCW, by gawd, our greatest prize is defended at every Pay-Per-View, fans can tune in and see World Heavyweight Championship matches highlighting shows, not mixed tag team matches that make no sense
WOOOO!!!
And that's a Ric Flair guarantee


A*

"King of Old School" lays an extra stripulation


Backstage, "King of Old School" Steve Corino cornered Torrie Wilson outside the ladies locker room
Apparently Lance Storm had not made the show tonight due to television committments in Canada
Corino told Torrie that he thought she looked fine
As fine as say a Precious, Sunshine or Miss Elizabeth
But she needed to keep her mouth shut like they learnt to
But he'd learnt also to admire her lately, and could see why Lance would chase her as a lustful piece of a$$
Torrie was offended
Corino told Torrie that he'd been to see Marketing Manager Mike Sanders who agreed with him that Torrie's sevices should go on the line at Blaze of Glory
He held her by the jaw and told her that he'd have some very, very, dirty, old school style tasks for her
He said in his book, a woman was to cook and rear babies, not be at ringside
He then proceeded to rip open her blouse revealing a Canadian lacey bra
Corino laughed at off and said that come Blaze of Glory, and the night after it, he'd have her Americanised again


A

WCW Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera (c) v Randy Orton


The son of the legendary "Cowboy"/"Ace" Bob Orton Jr got his opportunity at gold in WCW against Juventud Guerrera for the WCW Television Championship
There's one thing the young man does have, brashness
He's got a certain sly arrogance
Whether he has his father's nature in ring abilities will be the true long term test of the young man
Juventud gave him a thorough schooling in this bout
From start to end, Juventud took control
Finally hitting the Juvi Driver...1...2....3!


B+

"King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page has his fidee cents worth


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock got caught up with the "King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page
DDP told Pamela that she'd have a fair market value, and that if she picked the right pimp she could make a much better living on the street than here in WCW
He told her though that it was not her a$$ he was after, but the scalp of Goldberg at Blaze of Glory
He told Goldberg that he was sick of being held back due to the enigmatic great big hope of Goldberg
And that Blaze of Glory he'd show why the King of Bling Bling is the real deal...
He said "Mr Wrestling III" was about to see an example of what he meant...
...aight?!


A*

"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn v "The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page


Two experienced veterans at different stages of their career took it on in this bout
Jerry Lynn, the master mat technician
Versus Diamond Dallas Page, rightly accoladed as one of the hardest working athletes in the business today
DDP is regarded as being a strict studyer of the game
And in such a sense he was able to adapt to Jerry Lynn's speed and mat prowess quite well
Still though, even the experience of DDP can't over power the amazing abilities of Jerry Lynn
But soon enough, DDP was able to get the match off the mat and back to a level standing base which favoured the former Jersey Triad leader
Jerry Lynn tried to hit a neckbreaker, but DDP kicked him in the gut... as Jerry Lynn spun around.... DIAMOND CUTTER!!!! 1..2...3!


A*

Goldberg responds to Page


Post match, as Diamond Dallas Page tried to celebrate and hand out his pimping card to some of the blonds at ringside, Goldberg's music hit
Diamond Dallas Page's eyes lit up in fear
The man himself appeared from under the GlyercineTron
He told Diamond Dallas Page that his speech was "cute"
But to make no bones about it
That at Blaze of Glory....
YOU'RE NEXT!!!
With that in mind, Diamond Dallas Page cowardly jumped the guard rail and high tailed it out of there through the crowd


A*

United States Championship video


A video played airing the thoughts of the three combatants for Blaze of Glory's United States Championship altercation
Sean O'Haire told the WCW reporters that the belt still belonged to him
That he was the next big thing in WCW
"New Generation" Rey Mysterio told the reporters that it'd be a great honour for his family if he should achieve such a lofty accolade as holding the United States Championship
"Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett spoke about the politics of professional wrestling and how some of the suits wanted the Mexican Jumping Bean to be the pin up boy, so it was only natural that he took control and showed Rey Mysterio and Sean O'Haire why he all the stroke around this place


B

Miss Hanc*ck asks for Booker's help


Backstage, Miss Hanc*ck came from out of her dressing room in her cute mini skirt and professional outfit, with her glasses dipped down as the World Heavyweight Championship number one contendor came down the hall
Booker T looked cautious
Miss Hanc*ck put on the tearful act
She told Booker T that she was scared
And that she wanted a safe haven...
...with a real man
Like Booker T
She dropped her pen from her hair, which let her long blond flocks flow
She bent over to pick up the pen off the ground, right in front of Booker T
Booker T's mouth dropped
She whispered in his ear to follow her


A

Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell v Vader


Vader came to the ring looking for a victory
Buff showed off his physique as per normal
But that was the end of the celebration for Buff Bagwell
Vader largely treated him like a T-bone
Devouring him ounce for ounce
Before finally ending Buff's misery with the VADER BOMB!!! 1...2...3!


A

Post Match Challenge


Post match, as Vader looked to leave the ring, the GlycerineTron showed a gym in Brooklyn, New York
It was rusty, old, run down
Inside the gym, pounding the heavy punching bag was none other than Disco Inferno
Disco told the camera's that he'd never been more ready for a fight than this one
And no matter how misty things get, there's two things to remember
Disco loves to win wrestilng matches
And to dance
He's trained for this - so at Blaze of Glory, Disco promised Vader he'd be dancing and winning!


C+

Hit and Run


Backstage, Goldberg entered his dressing, only to find it had been trashed
The initials DDP were spraypainted in green on the wall
He headbutted the bent locker door and headed out the door
He could see DDP down the end of the hallway and immediately began chasing him!!!
They ran and ran!!!
Goldberg seemed to be gaining
But just as he gained, DDP got in his car in the carpark and sped off!


A*

Mick Foley speaks


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock caught up with Mick Foley as he looked to leave the arena
He told Pamela Paulshock that Ric Flair thought he was smart
He always thought he was "the man"
He always thought he could over power younger wrestlers
Whether it be Mick Foley as he rose up the charts
Or whether it be Rhino now
He said he didn't know what he'd do
But rest assured
Only one of them would be having a nice day at Blaze of Glory!


A*

WCW World Heavyweight Championship
"Positively" Chris Kanyon (c) v "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner v Sting


A three way dance for the main event of Glycerine
Over the main prize
The main slab of gold
The be all and end all
The WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Nothing else matters
Not pride
Not respect
Not honour
There is no greater prestige and honour than holding aloft the most coveted belt in our industry
And Chris Kanyon, sans Miss Han*ock wanted to make sure he left with the belt intact
So much so that he rolled out of the ring and allowed Sting and Rick Steiner to be the focus of the show mostly
Steiner and Sting have one thing in common, and only one thing
Pure hatred
Without a doubt their hatred is at boiling point
The tension heading into Blaze of Glory is so electric you could cut it with a bread and butter knife
The match was vicious between those two
Sting is always adaptable
That's one of his most redeeming features
And he adapted to the cheap tricks and nasty shots from the Dog Faced Gremlin
Rick Steiner is a backyard brawler
He's your classical don't mess with me in a dark alley type of character
And the fighting between the two matched accordingly
Blood came out from both men like water off the Niagara Falls
Eventually Sting was able to hit the SCORPION DEATH DROP!!!
As he went for the cover, Kanyon rolled back into the ring and kicked him off
He promptly picked Sting up and threw him over the top rope....
Kanyon covered Rick Steiner....1....2.....3!
After the match, Rick Steiner got up, and shook the hand of Chris Kanyon!!


A*

Booker T out?


The cameras rolled backstage to where Ric Flair knocked on the dressing room door of Booker T
After getting no reply, he opened the door....
....To find Booker T in a bloody mess!!!!
Who did this?
Was it Kanyon?
Would he be stupid enough to risk the WCW World Heavyweight Championship?
Would Booker T be able to recuperate for Blaze of Glory?
What would Ric Flair do about this?
ORDER BLAZE OF GLORY AND FIND OUT ON PAY-PER-VIEW!


A*

Att: 8,352
Rating: A*

Glycerine drew 3,517,382 on NBC

WCW's US Popularity rose to 77.5%.

cmdrsam
10-31-2006, 07:25 PM
Great show as usual congrats on the ratings. Hate Disco and David Flair but some how you make them less irratable. Never understod Sullivan but cant wait to see where your taking him. Keep up the great work sir.

keefmoon
11-01-2006, 09:07 AM
Another great show. I think what I like about it is almost everyone on the roster seems to have their place, there isn't any deadwood. As previously mentioned, even guys like David Flair and Disco have a place on the roster and are active and seem like any minute they could be in a storyline

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11-04-2006, 12:50 AM
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WCW Blaze of Glory, Sunday, April Week 2, 2001
Live from the Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida
Live on Pay-Per-View

The Hardcore Evolution


At the top of the Pay-Per-View, a highlight recap video highlights the exploits of Mick Foley and Rhino, together, known as the Hardcore Evolution
The video highlights the intensity and committment ot detail both men have gone to to restore the true origins and depths of hardcore wrestling to WCW


A*

WCW Hardcore Championship
Rhino (c) v "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam v Tommy Dreamer v Sabu


This match was fought with new rules
And no religion too
Imagine
Sorry, having a flashback to my acid days
Sabu and Dreamer in particular in this match worked well together, on the same team, working for each other
And Ric Flair and World Championship Wrestling
Rob Van Dam and Rhino were much more clinical and authorative working for themselves
The bloodshed was intense
Buckets and buckets of blood
Decibels and decibels of cries for help
Rhino definitely displayed a hardcore edge in this one
The likes of Ed Farhat would be proud
After a melee out the back where Rob Van Dam had been thrown headfirst through a glass window, Tommy Dreamer gained control
He looked like he had the match won when he hit Rhino with a leadpipe glazed in barbwire
Cover...1....2....thre.... NO!
WHAT THE HELL?
Sabu pulled him off
And laughed at him
He then hit a DDT on Tommy Dreamer face first into the lead pipe!
Rhino came around, and began laughing with Sabu
Sabu grabbed a kendo stick and headed to the top of a forklift
He leapt... And smashed Dreamer across the head!
Rhino covered though...1...2....3!!! Rhino retains!


C+

Celebrations


After the match, Rhino and Tommy Dreamer embraced Mick Foley
Foley stood over Tommy Dreamer and told him (he was out mind you) to tell Flair that this was just the start of getting him back for trying to kill Hardcore and the legacy of Mick Foley
And a mocking... "WOOO!"


B

WCW Cruiserweight Championship
"Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels (c) v Shannon Moore


Christopher Daniels was led to the ring by the deranged Kevin Sullivan, the leader of the Army of Darkness
The match was fast paced
Frenetic
A real step up in speed compared to the blood and haze of the hardcore horror that started Blaze of Glory
Shannon Moore made his fair share of high energy, high octane contributions to this match
But generally, it was the cruiserweight champion under the watchful glare of Kevin Sullivan that held the matches domination
Evenutally Shannon Moore fell prey to the Angels Wings, and Daniels clocked up yet another successful defence of his Cruiserweight Championship


C

Kevin Sullivan speaks


Post match, lighning and thunder filled the arena as Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome came to the ring in their Army of Darkness cloaks
Sullivan told them to look at Christopher Daniels
And realise his brilliance
His dark brilliance
The way he has embraced the darkside fully
And the success this has given to him by the devil beneath us


B-

"Nature Boy" Ric Flair confronts "Positively" Chris Kanyon


Backstage, WCW World Heavyweight Champion "Positively" Chris Kanyon was summonsed to the Presidential Oval Office of "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Flair told Kanyon that he was stripping the World Heavyweight Championship off Kanyon
Kanyon screamed in horror why
Flair told him that he'd made an order for neither of the two men to do anything to each other before Blaze of Glory
Kanyon swore he had nothing to do with Booker T's injury at Glycerine
Flair said if it wasn't Kanyon, it was Miss Hanc*ck then
Kanyon produced a photo of Miss Hanc*ck (from the new WCW Magazine) and asked if anything so beautiful and meek and mild could do such a thing
Kanyon argued that there was no proof of either of their invvolvements
Flair told Kanyon that he'd be watching him, any slight hiccups from him and not only would the title be taken away, but Chris Kanyon would be fired...
WOOOOO!!!


A

Goldberg/"King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page video recap


A video played highlighting the intense hatred and rivalry simmering between Goldberg and Diamond Dallas Page
It showed Goldberg's recent dominance
And Diamond Dallas Page's envy at Goldberg's position and rating within WCW


A*

Disco Inferno v Vader


Disco Inferno looked petrified as he watched Vader menacingly stomp down the aisle towards the ring
He tried to beg off
He tried to ask for forgiveness
But Vader was buying none of it
And quickly went to work on Disco
Disco tried escaping, but Vader time and time again brought him back for more punishment
Disco tried to run Vader around the ring, to gain some control through his natural fitness
But Vader wouldn't buy into it and merely waited for Disco to come back to him
And eventually he did
Vader caught him... scoop slam...
VADER BOMB!!!! 1..2...3!


B

Respect from Sting


Backstage, Sting entered the "Morgue" of the Undertaker
There was the Undertaker, hammering a final nail into the gold label on the top of a coffin lid that read
Big Poppa Pump
Sting went over to the Undertaker
The two men looked in the eye emotionless
After what seemed an eternity
Sting stuck his hand out and the two men embraced


A*

WCW Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera v "Franchise" Shane Douglas


Juventud Guerrera has now made 15 successful defences of the WCW Television Championship since winning a tournament to crown himself champion
Shane Douglas on the other hand has demanded respect and wants to get that respect by getting hold of the belt
Douglas has long felt held back by WCW upper brass, and wanted to prove a point
He was vicious
He was devious
He was cunning
He was sly
He was powerful
Throughout the match Douglas always found a way to counter and come up with domination
This seemed the biggest test Juventud had faced
And there seemed no way out
That was until Douglas shot him into the ropes and looked for a clothesline
Juvi went between the legs
Came back up...
JUVI DRIVER!!!! 1...2...3!


A

The challenger is here!


Backstage, Booker T entered the Orlando Arena
His head was swathed in bandages
Pamela Paulshock asked him how he felt about tonight
Booker T told Pamela that he hadn't slept all night
And not because of the head trauma of Glycerine
But because of the hope and dreams that would be filfulled tonight when he again would hold the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Don't hate the playa, hate the game!


A

Lance Storm and Torrie Wilson romance video


A video aired highlighting the romantic relationship between Torrie Wilson and Lance Storm
It highlighted the close togetherness of the couple
And the wedge of "King of Old School" Steve Corino trying to break it apart


B-

"King of Old School" Steve Corino v Lance Storm


Two of the more complete wrestlers in world wrestling at the moment
But definitely two of the most bitter enemies
It's hard to imagine, but not long ago these two men were celebrated tag team partners
Dedicated to one another
Dedicated to the cause
Win at all costs
But that was all before Lance Storm realised the wonder of Boise's Torrie Wilson
The Idaho beauty had taken his heart
The change in character was unbelievable
This match was fought viciously
Inside and outside the ring
And even into the crowd
Torrie looked on in horror hoping her man wouldn't get hurt
But he was prepared to make all the sacrifices necessary to ensure he left with her tonight
Corino though was determined to knock some sense into Lance Storm and take away Torrie Wilson from him as a punishment for his breaking up of the New North South Connection
Brutality and romance intertwined in a fabled fight
Eventually, after both men were cut wide open, the match entered the ring again
The match went from corner to corner, side to side as both men continued to work each other over
Eventually though Storm was able to find something from nothing and hit a brainbuster
Following this he hooked on his version of the Sharpshooter
Corino tried to reach the ropes
He kept trying
He kept trying
But eventually had to tap!!! Storm is your winner!


B

Torrie checks on her man


Post match Torrie Wilson entered the ring to check on Lance Storm
Storm was bloody
And battered
Blood filled his eyes
As Torrie went to pick him up, he pushed her away not realising it was her
She cleared the blood from his eyes, and then he allowed her to pick him up
But again he went down
But this time he asked for a microphone
The ring announcer also gave him a little box
"Torrie, you have changed my life forever. This is a match made in heaven. And as I showed tonight, you mean everything to me and I would do anything for you. Will you marry me?"
Tears filled Torrie's eyes
They streamed down her face
After what seemed an eternity, she nodded and the two lovers kissed!


C

WCW World Tag Team Championships
The New Age Ringmasters (c) ("Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn and "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe) v The Perfect Event ("Main Event" Chuck Palumbo and "Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak) v The Filthy Animals (Konnan and Billy Kidman)


Three young teams each either current or former tag team champs
Each with a point to prove
The recently formed champions, under the guile of Dusty Rhodes were keen to defend their straps
The other two teams had a deep sense of desperation in regaining the titles
The force was brutal in this match too
It seemed every match on the card was a step above their usual house show performances
The more experienced teams were more clinical in their tag work
Whereas the New Age Ringmasters lived and breathed over pure wrestling brilliance
Jerry Lynn is a great mat wrestler
Samoa Joe has a complete A-Game full of excitement and agility for a big man
Eventually though, the title did change hands when Billy Kidman was able to execute a Shooting Star Press on Jerry Lynn
The other wrestlers had either been cleared out, or were brawling on the outside, allowing Kidman the luxury of time to make the pin...1...2....3!


B-

"The Chosen One" exudes confidence


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock caught up with current US Title Champion Jeff Jarrett
Jarrett reminded the blond bombshell that he was the Chosen One, and he had all the Stroke around this place
He said it didn't matter that Sean O'Haire was a former champion, or Rey Mysterio was the "New Generation"
All that mattered was that Jeff Jarrett was a legend, past, present, future
And he'd show all those slapnuts just why the chosen one has the stroke around this place


B+

WCW United States Championship
"Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett (c) v "New Generation" Rey Mysterio v Sean O'Haire


Three contrasting wrestlers
One a high flying superstar
Another a c*cky experienced cheat to win if you need to merchant
The other an up and comer with incredible menace
All three men have attained much stature recently in the new WCW
The match itself was another intense affair
O'Haire used his strength beligerently, regardless of who the foe was
Rey Mysterio tried to counter with his lucha libre brilliance
But eventually, it was the experience of Jeff Jarrett that allowed him to retain when he was able to catch Rey Mysterio in the middle of a moonsault on Sean O'Haire who'd already been laid out
He quickly transferred him over....THE STROKE...1....2...3!
Choke on that, slapnuts


A

Pamela Paulshock meets the "King of Bling Bling"


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock caught up Diamond Dallas Page as he headed to the ring to confront Goldberg
He said he was confident tonight he'd show the wrestilng world how much of a phoney Goldberg is
He said Goldberg was not the hero he claimed he was
And that there was only one true hero in WCW
The hardest working damn athlete in the industry
Who dat?
Let me remind you
Bada-bing-bada-bang-bada-bling-bling-bada-BOOM! Goldberg, get ready to , as I say to my girls on the street, get ready to...FEEL...THE .... BANG!


A*

Goldberg v "King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page


Everybody wen-chung tonight
Yet another lyric that made no sense
But it made about as much sense as Diamond Dallas Page's recent comments
Goldberg was in no laughing mood
Coming off the string of some impressive quick victories, this one was more drawn out
Diamond Dallas Page is definitely a studyer of the game
And early on in the bout, he was able to side step a Spear!
Goldberg's head cannoned into the ring post
Diamond Dallas Page took the groggy Goldberg back to the centre of the ring...
DIAMOND CUTTER!!!!!
1....2......THRE.... NO!!!
NO!!!
MY GOD!
Goldberg got his shoulder up
Diamond Dallas Page couldn't believe it
He argued vociferously with Mickey Jay the referee
Mickey Jay counter argued that it wasn't a three count
DDP couldn't believe it
He looked around...
SPEAR!!!!!
JACKHAMMER!!!!
1...2....3!!! WHERE THE HELL DID GOLDBERG FIND THE RESILIENCE?


A*

Sting comes from the rafters


What's one of the endearing memories of WCW?
Sting
And what better way to signal his entry than a typical flight from the rafters


A

"Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner v Sting


Sting eyed Steiner off like a cheshire cat ready for a feast
Like a vulture circling a hyena carcuss
Like Goldberg circles a Powerplant hopeful
Steiner laughed it off and rolled out of the ring
When he came back in, he waited until Sting turned to detach the safety equipment
Steiner kicked him repeatedly gaining ascendency
Steiner used his more powerful offence to completely obliterate Sting throughout the match
But try as he mgiht, he couldn't pin the former World Champion
The wiley veteran mounted a comeback, preying on the confidence and arrogance of the Steiner brother
He tried to rin the stocky Steiner around with a series of irish whips
The ring posts sounded like they were cracking, thats how hard Sting was whipping him....
STINGER SPLASH!!!!
Into the opposite corner
STINGER SPLASH!!!!
Rick Steiner was in no man's land
Sting crowed
He set him up for the Scorpion Death Drop
But reeled away in pain
Steiner through a right hand, and knocked Sting out
The referee looked at Steiner's hand, but he'd already thrown the foreign object to the outside
Cover..1.....2....THR!! NO!!!
Sting found the energy to get his foot on the rope
Sting tried to hang with Steiner valiantly, beating the count on several occasions
However, even his resilience was no match for the Bulldog...1...2....3! Rick Steiner gets the upset


A

Big Poppa Pump celebrates with his brother and issues a warning


Post match, "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner came to the ring to congratulate his younger brother
He hurled Sting over to the top rope to the floor
He picked up a microphone
He told the Undertaker that it was part one of the Steiner's domination of WCW
Undertaker would be part two
Holla...if you hear...
Before he could get the last "me" out, the Undertaker began his eery march to the ring, to the awe of Big Poppa Pump


A*

"The Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump v The Undertaker


A dream show down of epic proportions
Had the booking committee listened to some websites?
Indeed on wrestlingisgoodmmkay.com, this match ranked as one of the most wanted dream matches of the current era
The premise was, what match would you like to see, but know you never will
It rated in at 41%, comments centered around how fans wanted to see Big Poppa Pump laid to rest by the big man
But laying to rest such a wonderful athlete like Big Poppa Pump is hard to do
It doesn't matter who you are
Whether you're a legend like Bruno Sammartino or Lou Thesz, or a current hall of fame guarantee like Undertaker, Big Poppa Pump incites a serious challenge
The two man gazed at each for a minute or so
Slowly circling like piranas
Eventually the two men tied up
And from there it was a ding dong battle of epic proportions
As soon as one man gained dominance
The other would bounce back
As soon as one man thought he'd got an unassailable ascendency, back would come the opponent
Eventually, Big Poppa Pump put Undertaker on the top rope...
Wait a second...
We haven't seen this move in a while....
FRANKENSTEINER!!!! Here's the cover...1...2.....THREE!
Big Poppa Pump ends the streak!
He begins to pose for the crowd flexing his biceps
That is until Charles Robinson alerts him to the fact that the Taker's foot was on the bottom rope
Steiner argued
But Robinson told him the match must go on
UNDERTAKER SAT UP!!!
He stalked Steiner, before hurling him into the ropes...
BIG BOOT!
He picked him up....
TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!!
COVER...1....2.....3!!!


A*

Kanyon implores Miss Hanc*ck that it wasn't him


Backstage, Miss Hanc*ck tried to calm Chris Kanyon down
The current champion said he felt victimised by Ric Flair
He told her it wasn't him who laid Booker T out at Glycerine
Miss Hanc*ck massaged his shoulders, and kissed him on the neck before telling him to snap out of it, because after all, who better dan Kanyon?


A

WCW World Heavyweight Championship - Tables, Ladders and Chairs
"Positively" Chris Kanyon (c) v Booker T


If you thought SuperBrawl Revenge was awesome
If you thought that was vicious
If you thought that was bloodshed
That was only an entre to this
The main meal
The smorgasbord of wrestling excellence
Two rivals with so much bitterness and hatred and mistrust
One a sly character, the other a proud native american with so much experience and brilliance
One cunning like a snake that you can't trust, the other a truly sharp ringworker who embodies the soul of WCW
Individually both are brilliant
Against each other, it is like watching a nuclear powerplant explode
Complete and utter chaos
It's like the WWF's preshow jitters "lives have been shattered, bodies have been broken, careers ended in an instant", you always fear in this type of match with this level of hatred that all of that is on the cards and more
In the previous match, there was some mild brutality
At least in comparison to this match
To say that all the weaponary available, tables, ladders, and chairs weren't used in various innovative methods by both competitors would be lying
They used them in ways that took a lot of creativity
A lot of imagination
And a lot of complete and utter contempt and hatred for their opponent
The match was epic
The punishment intense
Blood flying everywhere
Various stoppages to regain energy to carry on
EMT's gingerly sat up behind the curtain hoping not to be called out
But raising several times because they thought they were needed
Eventually both men became to climb a ladder placed in the centre of the ring
As they neared the top, both men began punching the other
The punching was strong, defiant of the fact that they'd already given their all
Kanyon then raked the eyes of Booker T
He then pulled the blinded challenger to the top of the ladder...
No...
No way...
No chance....
VERTICAL SUPLEX!!!!
OFF THE TOP OF THE LADDER!!!!
THROUGH A TWO DECK TABLE SET UP NEXT TO THE LADDER!!!
MY GOD!!
Is there any humanity?!
They showed some Booker T fans in the front row, crying
Tears dripping down their eyes
The EMTs couldn't help themselves
They sprang vigilantly to ringside
Booker T quiverred, and then didn't move
As the EMTs surrounded him, Kanyon was assisted back to his feet by Miss Hanc*ck
Slowly, but surely he climbed
He climbed
He kept climbing
Booker T's eyes finally opened
He tried for one last gasp at the ladder to knock him off
But he could barely move...
Kanyon got to the top.....
AND GRABBED THE TITLE!!!


A

Kanyon celebrates - with a "little" (or not so little) friend


Post match, Miss Hanc*ck and Kanyon celebrated as Booker T was loaded up onto a stretcher
Fireworks hit though...
the lights dimmed
The crowd oohed and aahed
The lights finally came back on....
THE GIANT!!!!
THE GIANT IS BACK IN WCW!!! But...But... He retained his Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania, surely he can't be out of the WWF
He got in the ring, and looked down at Chris Kanyon who begged for mercy
The crowd started chanting...
GIANT....GIANT.....GIANT....
Then he laughed....
He turned around.... brushed aside a couple of the EMTs....
HE CHOKESLAMMED BOOKER T THROUGH THE STRETCHER!!!!!!
He looked ready to lay more punishment on Booker T as Kanyon laughed
Then the gestapo like music started....
Goldberg came racing to the ring, which made Kanyon and Giant reverse out of the ring as the Pay-Per-View went off the air!


A*

Rating: A
Attendence: 27,218
Buy Rate: 398,563

WCW raised in popularity to 77.7% throughout the US.

keefmoon
11-04-2006, 06:23 AM
The Giant?! Blimey! Two huge WWF coups in a month!
Great show man, as usual. It deserved an A*, but I guess as you used the not so over vanilla migdets it was gonna be hard. Personally I'm glad you used them, because as previously stated, I always felt like the should have been better utilised. Great show :)

D16NJD16
11-04-2006, 02:59 PM
So many ways this could go, WCW 2000 is a diary writers dream. I like what you've done with it so far.

tristram
11-04-2006, 09:30 PM
The Giant?! Blimey! Two huge WWF coups in a month!
Great show man, as usual. It deserved an A*, but I guess as you used the not so over vanilla migdets it was gonna be hard. Personally I'm glad you used them, because as previously stated, I always felt like the should have been better utilised. Great show :)

I'm a firm believer if you don't get your newer talent profiled and out there, you just nail another coffin into WCW long term. That was a huge problem previously with WCW. Not enough decent exposure for some great, great wrestlers.

Thanks for the thoughts, glad you liked it! I always had a bit of time for the Giant. Andre the Giant was of course a massive folklore character in some ways, but this bloke is every bit as good as him in my book.

So many ways this could go, WCW 2000 is a diary writers dream. I like what you've done with it so far.

Thanks for that. Much appreciated. I don't like closing too many stories off completely. Things are always open for interpretation and twists and swerves.

tristram
11-04-2006, 11:01 PM
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Proudly Presents

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WCW Monday Nitro, Monday Week 3, April, 2001
Live on TNT from Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Recap from Blaze of Glory: The Giant's Arrival


At the top of the show, in a darkly viewed video package, we view the hideous aftermatch of Blze of Glory
Including the re-introduction of the Giant to World Championship Wrestling
They show the fans cheering, and chanting... GIANT....GIANT....GIANT....GIANT....
They show Booker T lying motionless with his neck in a brace on a stretcher being attended to by EMT's
They show the vertical suplex from the top of the ladder through the two tables that caused that
They show the fans at ringside in Harlem Heat gear crying
They show Chris Kanyon begging off to the Giant
And the fans chanting for the Giant to destroy Kanyon
They then show both men laughing
And Giant chokeslamming Booker T through the stretcher
They show the fans face looking on in complete horror
They then show Goldberg racing to the ring to run off the Giant and Kanyon
And the chants....
GOLDBERG....
GOLDBERG.....
GOLDBERG....
GOLDBERG....
GOLDBERG....
Deafening


A*

The Hardcore Evolution celebrate


Backstage, Mick Foley was with WCW Hardcore Champion and Sabu, together joining to form the Hardcore Evolution
The three men were celebrating to mark Rhino's successful defence at Blaze of Glory
And Sabu's deceitful turn to the Hardcore Evolution


A

WCW Cruiserweight Championship
"Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels v "The Real Deal" AJ Styles


Kevin Sullivan eerily led his prized asset, current WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Daniels to the ring
Daniels was fresh from triumphantly defending his title against Shannon Moore at Blaze of Glory
His opponent, the youthful up and comer AJ Styles, who had recently dubbed himself the Real Deal
Looking at the skill factor in these two competitors from this match, perhaps both of them are the real deal
The match was crisp
It was fluid
It was well executed
There were no blown spots that I saw
AJ is incredible from the ropes
Daniels is methodical
The two put on a good match
Until Daniels ended it via the Angels Wings...1...2....3
Yet another successful title defence by Christopher Daniels


C+

Prerecorded segment with Booker T


A video came to us from a hospital room, with former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Booker T laying in bed
He was sitting up, but with a neck brace on
He said at Blaze of Glory he suffered two tremendous falls
He said the fall from Chris KAnyon was frightening, and he thought for a short second or two that it was lights out
But then he spoke of the sheer brutality exhibited to him by the Giant
He said that he'd never forgive
And never forget


A*

The Stuff Watches the Video


Backstage, Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell was in the Marketing Office of Marketing Manager Mike Sanders watching the end of the Booker T video
He laughed and said "What a loser!"
He then told Mike Sanders that in actual fact he was truly sorry about Booker T's injury
As he walked out, he pulled down his sunglasses, looked into the security camera and said "Really, I'm not"


B-

WCW World Tag Team Championships
The Filthy Animals (c) (Konnan and Billy Kidman) v The Army of Darkness (Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome)


The tag team combination of Mike Awesome and Judas Jindrak, manipulated by Kevin Sullivan challenged the Filthy Animals here
Kidman and Konnan came to the ring and celebrated with their posse of Filthy Animals fans before getting prepared
Prior to the match beginning, Kevin Sullivan sprayed an essence around the ring
Once they pulled their robe cloak heads back they revealed a cross on their foreheads, done in what seemed like pure blood
They were emotionless and shallow throughout the match
And took great pleasure in dishing out and inflicting pain on the Filthy Animals
But the Filthy Animals were resilient, and Kidman was able to hit the Shooting Star Press on Awesome for the victory..1....2...3


C+

Torrie: Street Worker Material?


Backstage, the "King of Bling Bling" met up with Lance Storm
Storm was walking into the arena with a bunch of flowers
DDP snatched them from him, sniffed them, and then threw them to the ground saying they weren't that good
He asked Storm if he'd be interested in a business proposition
Storm didn't say anything
Page explained that Torrie would hold great "market" value
Storm again didn't say anything
He said he reckoned he could get $1,000 per half hour on the streets
Storm ended up forcing his head against the wall by choking his throat
He told DDP to back off, that Torrie Wilson was pure as an angel before storming off (no pun intended)
The camera stayed on DDP who said under his breath "Yeah, aight, that's why she took you to a porn store"


B+

"Nature Boy" welcomes back the Giant


Backstage, WCW President "Nature Boy" Ric Flair met up with the Giant
He gave him a hearty handshake
Giant said he was surprised at Flair's goodwill
Flair said he was a big fan of his
So much so he wanted to see him in action tonight
He asked Giant who he'd like
Whether he'd like ...
Kaz Hayashi...
Jimmy Yang...
Randy Orton...
Giant laughed and said that was generous of him
Flair smiled and said he really wasn't that generous
So tonight...
WOOOO!!!!
He'd be...
NEXT!


A*

WCW Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera (c) v "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn


Two contrasting results for these two at Blaze of Glory
Jerry Lynn lost his tag team championship
Whereas Juventud Guerrera made defence number 16 for the Television Championship
A dream match up for wrestilng fans young and old
The fresh exuberance of Juventud
The mat technician brilliance of "Mr Wrestling III"
Tim Woods would be proud
Both men came with their A-Games
It was as if they'd had last night off to freshen up
Instead of being involved in a five star PPV
The match was fast and thrilling
It was well crafted
And a logical story told
The ending?
You guessed it... another Juvi Driver...1....2....3!


A

Shane Douglas wants revenge


Post match, the "Franchise" Shane Douglas walked down to ringside while Juventud Guerrera celebrated on the opposite side of the ring
He slowly slid into the ring and snuck up on Juvi
Just as he was about to pull him down, he was speared!!!!
BY SAMOA JOE!!!!
He'd come from the crowd!!!


C+

The Steiners challenge Sting and Undertaker


Backstage, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump and "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner - The Steiner Brothers - together with Eric Bischoff met up with Pamela Paulshock in front of the Nitro logo
Big Poppa Pump claimed that he was hard done by at Blaze of Glory
He said that Undertaker was pinned...1....2....3
But a conspiracy went against him
Rick Steiner told Sting that he showed him last night why a dog is not a man's best friend
Or a crow's
Bischoff asked Undertaker and Sting to meet the Steiner's tonight in a cage, to settle the score


A

WCW United States Championship
"Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett (c) v "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr


These two have fueded and battled for some time in WCW
Now with the US Title on show, it makes it even more turbulent
Both men have seemed on the crest of going to the next level
But just when that man seems to have got there, the other man comes from nowhere to fuel the fire and hold them back
It's as bitter as they come this rivalry
The match was an even one
Rey used high octane energy to look at wearing down Jeff Jarrett
Jeff Jarrett used guile and underhand tricks
Eventually, Rey went for one too many flying missile drop kicks, as Jarrett was able to spring up and drop kick him in mid air after playing possum...
And then...
THE STROKE...1..2....3!


A*

Post match recognition of one self


Post match, "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett told the fans that he all the stroke around this place and to shut up all you slapnuts
He said he'd dealt with the Mexican Jumping Bean enough now
And was moving onto bigger fish in the sea
He said he didn't care who or how, but someone else would feel the stroke at Fire
So why don't you all choke on that, slapnuts!


B+

Cage Match
The Undertaker and Sting v The Steiner Brothers ("Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump and "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner


The cage lowered on all four men
Each who've been there time and time again
Each who knows the unrelenting steel structure that surrounds them
The pain
The horror
The blood
The agony
The desperation
The despair
All the intangibles that adds an extra 30 pumps to the heart per minute
Wrestling is tough as it is
Especially when you look across the ring and either see the Undertaker and Sting, or the Steiner Brothers
In a cage match, as was the case here, there was nowhere to turn
Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
It was on for young and old
The brutality was extreme
The punshiment intense
The pure vigilanti hatred between these four men is incomparable
And they put it all on the line here
Sting used his guile well
Undertaker his strength and endurance
Rick Steiner his various tricks
And Big Poppa Pump his unrelenting powerhouse game
Eventually, Rick Steiner tried the Bulldog on Undertaker, who merely sat up
Steiner celebrated to the fans, only to turn around....
TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!
Big Poppa Pump tried the run in, but was drop kicked by Sting into the corner...and then STINGER SPLASH!!!
The referee covered for Rick Steiner under Taker...1....2....3!


A

Kanyon has a celebration


Backstage, the Giant walked past the dressing room of Chris Kanyon
He knocked on the door
The door opened, revealing Miss Hanc*ck in a lacey white garter, g-string panty and frilly bra with her hair down over her shoulders
He asked if Kanyon was there
She told him he was indisposed, celebrating for last night
Giant laughed and told Miss Hanc*ck he was about to have a celebration himself


A

Goldberg v The Giant


The Giant marked his official comeback against the most fearsome sight in WCW history
Goldberg
Even a man of over 500, 7 foot tall could feel insecure against a freak like Goldberg
Giant though immediately took ascendency, using his supreme power
And remarkable agility
To wear down the former football star
Goldberg was kept down to the mat quite a lot by the arrogant Giant
The fans pelted the ring when Giant began choking Goldberg
Giant eventually went to ringside and told a large group of the fans to shut up or they'd all be chokeslammed
He slid back in the ring, and again cursed out the fans
When he turned around
SPEAR!!!!!
Now the test!!!
CAN GOLDBERG GET THIS MAN UP??!!
And no, I mean in terms of the Jackhammer
He tries...
He's struggling...
Hang on...
He's up...
He's up...
JACKHAMMER!!!!
OH MAN!! The bigger they are the harder they fall
1....2.....3!


A*

Bischoff awakens the Giant


Post match, Eric Bischoff worked furiously to bring back around his client
The Giant eventually awoke
Goldberg celebrated in the far corner
He walked over
Shaking off the demons of the Jackhammer
He tapped Goldberg on the shoulder...
NO...
He's not going to CHOKESLAM HIM??
NO HE'S NOT!!!
VADER WITH THE RUN IN!!!
He whips Giant to the rope...
Clothesline....
Bischoff is begging off.....
VADER BOMB FOR BISCHOFF AS GIANT ROLLS OUT OF THE RING!!!


A*

Rating: A*
Attendence: 9,275

Nitro rated 1,293,483
RAW 664,220

WCW rose to 77.9% popularity US-wide

tristram
11-05-2006, 02:28 AM
...
The Giant Shocks Fans by Returning to WCW
By www.wrestlingisgoodmmkay.com correspondent Jack Dimoff


World Championship Wrestling managed to spring another shock at the just completed Blaze of Glory Pay-Per-View, springing the surprising signing of Paul Wight to the locker room of WCW from the World Wrestling Federation. Wight, known in the World Wrestling Federation as the Big Show was the reigning Intercontinental Champion, which prompted much debate as to how Vince McMahon's empire could allow Wight to jump ship back to World Championship Wrestling, where he has redubbed the Giant the name he used in his initial WCW run.

It reminds many of us of Jeff Jarrett's switch from the World Wrestling Federation to World Championship Wrestling, and his hold out for a pay top up to drop the Intercontinental Championship to Chyna at No Mercy 1999. It also reminded many of us of the departures from the World Wrestling Federation of the likes of Scott Hall and Lex Luger in the mid 90s when both wrestlers gave verbal guarantees they would not jump ship. Vince McMahon can be labelled many things, but one thing about his character is his loyalty and faith in his staff. For such a sharp businessman, it is slightly disturbing as to how many times he has been caught on with protracted contract negotiations that World Championship Wrestling has managed to jump on.

However, as opposed to the Undertaker's arrival in World Championship Wrestling at SuperBrawl Revenge, fans were not so happy to see the return of the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion. Infact, many of the hardcore WCW fans feel duped by his presence. When the Giant initially appeared at the tail end of the Pay-Per-View, his presence whipped the crowd into a frenzy, frenetically chanting "GIANT"..."GIANT"..."GIANT"..., as it looked likely he was able to clear house on the heinous "Positively" Chris Kanyon, who had just retained his WCW World Heavyweight Championship in a 5 star Tables, Ladders and Chairs match with Booker T. Instead, Giant turned on Booker T, choke slamming the former champion through a stretcher as he was being attended to by EMTs.

A cross section of typical WCW fans was asked their opinion as they exited the Orlando Arena:-

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"Dang ole it was hella surprising to see the Giant. He so big and strong, like hot dang."

Reggie and Cletus

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"I tells ya now, he scum. Damn scum. Booker T needed his help. You don't do that to friends. He ugly scum."

Bluey

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"Who do these people think we are? Low down trailer park trash or something? I was disgusted. I used to like the Giant. Not no more. We too smart to fall for this loser."

Martina

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"Booker T is the reason this god damn fed is still open, man. He embodies everything about WCW, just like us fans are your average WCW fan. Giant shouldn't do what he did, but like, you know, he's still hot."

Erica

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"Wa. Giant no good."

Herman

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"Y'all, I've watched Flair, y'all, I've watch Dusty, y'all, but I've never been so angered in my life ya know."

Stephanie

So there you have it, while it doesn't appear Giant's appearance was met with a glowing reception, he certainly garnered some interesting heat. More news as it comes.

deimos_masque
11-06-2006, 12:57 PM
Kind of wierd to see the Giant Job on his first show back... besides that really nice show man!

sebsplex
11-06-2006, 01:04 PM
Kind of wierd to see the Giant Job on his first show back... besides that really nice show man!

Yeah I thought the booking of the Giant was a bit curious. Not only did he job in fairly straightforward fashion to Goldberg, but the post match shenanigans hardly left him in a glowing light either. Just seemed a strange move to destory his "aura" (for lack of a better word) so soon. Of course it can be built up again, but eh... I guess I'll wait to see what happens in the next few shows before getting too overblown on it.

Oh and nice PPV btw, didn't get round to reading until Nitro had gone up. Got the call on the Steiners two matches kinda right... just the wrong way round, doh. Also glad to see Kanyon get out of dodge with his belt.

The Stallion
11-07-2006, 12:50 PM
Alright, finally I am caught up on everything so I can post my comment. Brother, you just get better and better every show. First Undertaker and now The Giant. You are on a role. I cant wait to see some of the better in-ring talent from the WWE coming over, like Shawn Micheals for instance. I have no doubt that you can get him or anybody else for that matter with the way you are going. I like where this whole Kevin Sullivan thing is going. I re-adds that whole thing like with The Outsiders where you have people guessing "Is This Real?" I love the shows and the PPVs so far brother. Sorry that I have not left more regular feedback, I just got behind with everything that has been going on. Love the shows and the new banners look hot.

tristram
11-08-2006, 02:03 AM
The following was reported last night on www.wcw.com

World Championship Wrestling would like to confirm the following staff member's receiving releases from the promotion. They are;


Brian Adams
David Flair
Ms Jones
Daffney


World Championship Wrestling thanks all four workers for their contributions to WCW and wishes them all the best for their future endeavours.

"We are always focussed on delivery quality wrestling action that is sustainable to the bottom line which ensures longevity for our product," John Simpson said today. "All four have been a part of that vision in the past and indeed recently we had tried pushing David Flair as well. However we will be looking at revolutionising the bottom half of our roster to give better quality action week in week out. Obviously it is a sad day to farewell a long term veteran such as Brian Adams and a sad day to see the son of a wrestling legend in 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair not quite achieve to the level some unduly expected. Being the son of such a performer can be a blessing, or a curse, and unfortunately in David's case he did not overcome the curse to make it a blessing. We wish all four the very best of luck."

WCW has confirmed the releases are immediate and unconditional.

tristram
11-08-2006, 02:09 AM
Kind of wierd to see the Giant Job on his first show back... besides that really nice show man!

I guess that decision was taken more with a long term view really. Down the track maybe in a month or two it might make a bit more sense.

Yeah I thought the booking of the Giant was a bit curious. Not only did he job in fairly straightforward fashion to Goldberg, but the post match shenanigans hardly left him in a glowing light either. Just seemed a strange move to destory his "aura" (for lack of a better word) so soon. Of course it can be built up again, but eh... I guess I'll wait to see what happens in the next few shows before getting too overblown on it.

Oh and nice PPV btw, didn't get round to reading until Nitro had gone up. Got the call on the Steiners two matches kinda right... just the wrong way round, doh. Also glad to see Kanyon get out of dodge with his belt.

Giant will bounce back. He's a big boy.

Kanyon is a good, and highly underrated wrestler. Neither WCW or WWE were smart enough to really realise it.

Alright, finally I am caught up on everything so I can post my comment. Brother, you just get better and better every show. First Undertaker and now The Giant. You are on a role. I cant wait to see some of the better in-ring talent from the WWE coming over, like Shawn Micheals for instance. I have no doubt that you can get him or anybody else for that matter with the way you are going. I like where this whole Kevin Sullivan thing is going. I re-adds that whole thing like with The Outsiders where you have people guessing "Is This Real?" I love the shows and the PPVs so far brother. Sorry that I have not left more regular feedback, I just got behind with everything that has been going on. Love the shows and the new banners look hot.

Good to see you around!

It's nice to think of WCW (me old favourite) being the place TO go rather than the place everyone wanted to leave.

The Army of Darkness was the vignette side of it with John Simpson. I didn't get to see much of the A.O.D, although I did see some of it on youtube and elsewhere and it seemed fairly dramatic. I think it's important to not lose roots of what the territories gave us.

Thanks for the thoughts all.

deimos_masque
11-08-2006, 08:43 AM
Daffney's been released? *sniffle sniffle* There goes my favorite WCW Lady.

tristram
11-10-2006, 11:01 PM
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WCW Friday Fire, Friday, April Week 3, 2001
Live from the Selland Arena, Fresno, California

"Positively" Chris Kanyon tells the fans just how good he is


At the top of the show, "Positively" Chris Kanyon, the WCW World Heavyweight Champion came to the ring, complete with his honey, Miss Hanc*ck
How hot was she looking tonight?
Hot damn
Kanyon told the fans that he'd conquered all in the world of professional wrestling
He'd achieved everything
He'd accomplished everything
Now that he was holding the most prestigious belt in the around
Around the most reverred waist in the world
Kanyon said it was fitting such a good looking belt was on such a good looking man
He said he had thought about his future, and was worried
He was worried about the challenges that lay in front of him
And how easy they seemed to be
After all, who better dan Kanyon?
WOOOOO!!!
Just then, Also Thrust Zahathustra, the memorable music of none other than the WCW President "Nature Boy" Ric Flair hit, and the President strode to the ring
Boy did he get a nice pop
Flair told Chris Kanyon that he's ashamed of him
He said he's no son of a gun, wheeling, stealin, limousine riding, jetting, stylin' profilin son of a gun like the greatest ever WCW World Heavyweight Champion
WOOOO!!
He's not... Space Mountain
He said he remembered back in the mid to late 90's sitting in the back with "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson
Possibly the toughest son of a gun ever to set foot in a wrestling ring
And they both watched in awe at some young guy who got better match in, match out
Every match something new would come out...
WOOO!!!
And that man got dubbed, the Innovator of Offense
WOOOO!!!
Back then, people spoke about how great Bret Hart was, how great "Nature Boy" Ric Flair WOOO!!!! was
How great the cruiserweights were
And how great... Mortis was
WOOO!!!
Yes that's right Kanyon, you were once James Vandenburgh's Mortis
Hell you were good
WOOO!!! Your biggest problem is this - (pointing to the title)
You think you've achieved it all
God damn, I know exactly how you feel pal, night in, night out I'd hold that title around my waist, a couple of women on each arm, wondering which leerjet I'd be flying in tongiht and what casino would be inviting me as their guest of honour
WOOO!!! It gets hard, and you lose focus
Thankfully, I had the likes of Arn Anderson around to guide me back
And like I said once to Dusty Rhodes, I may not like ya, but there's no disrespect ya
I'm here to insure World Championship Wrestling get's better, and better, and better
WOOOO!!!
So as such, you're going to have to innovate somemore
Because tonight, WOOOO!!!!
You're putting that World Heavyweight Championship on the line against.....
Goldberg....
The fans begin to chant....
GOLDBERG
...GOLDBERG...
GOLDBERG....
GOLDBERG....
GOLDBERG...


A*

"The Suicidal, Homicidal, Genocidal, Death-Defying Maniac" Sabu v "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer


The cameras cut backstage where a brawl was already in progress in the hallways of the Selland Arena
Tommy Dreamer had hunted down Sabu, looking for revenge for the carnage of turning on him and joining Rhino and Mick Foley in the Hardcore Evolution
The brawl was intense
Both men were going hard
The violence was indescribable
But we'll try, because that's our job
And you looking at the ads on our sites pay for our pornsite addictions
One really cool moment was when Sabu found a fry pan, and slammed it over the head of Tommy Dreamer, so hard that it split it open
Another cool moment in the backstage kitchen area was Sabu putting Dreamer's head in the door, running back and trying a flying drop kick on the door but Dreamer moved and flung the door open meaning Sabu flew basically straight through into the back of the fridge
There goes one window
Hope they have a few good contracts in property maintenance because these two will run up some expenses
Eventually, Dreamer collected the pin when he wrapped barbwire around a lead pipe and slammed it into the forrid of Sabu...1...2....3!


B

Hardcore Evolution react


Post match, Mick Foley found a crowbar and took a swipe at the ankle of Tommy Dreamer
The winner of the match grabbed in horror his ankle
Screaming, squirming
Mick Foley helped him to his feet...
GORE FROM RHINO!


B-

WCW Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera (c) v "The Real Deal" AJ Styles


Two of the crazy high fliers of WCW
AJ Styles is still desperately trying to make a name for himself
Juventud Guerrera however is set
Air Juvi has been on a phenomonal run of late
He's beaten practically half the locker room in his 17 defences of the Television Championship
Certainly he is rising up the ranks and fast
There was a time in his career where we all thought poor booking and an unnervy attitude would prevent him from achieving his zenith
We think he's proving that wrong now
The match was quick and very fluid
This young AJ Styles character is very impressive
He doesn't look like much
But he can sure go
He set up for what looked like a spinning moonsault, only for "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels to come from the crowd and knock him off the top turnbuckle
Juventud got up.... JUVI DRIVER!!!! 1...2...3!


B

A Giant's Workout


A video was played showing pre-recorded footage of the Giant working it out
It highlighting some incredible free weight lifts
Unbelievable punching bag force
Surreal log lifts etc
The end montage read... "The Giant=Unrivalled Power"


A

"Nature Boy" tells Big Poppa Pump what he thinks of him


Backstage, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair called "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump into his Presidential Suite
He told Big Poppa Pump that he had a few things to tell him
Big Poppa Pump turned to leave, Flair told the former champion that if he did, his contract would be torn up
He told Big Poppa Pump how he remembered when the New World Order tried to destroy World Championship Wrestling
How they tried to screw everyone over
And how all the "boys" met in the back to talk about fighting for the honour of World Championship Wrestling
There was Sting, Lex Luger, Diamond Dallas Page, Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero, The Giant, hell, even Eric Bischoff
Flair tells him how they all met and decided it was all for one, one for all
Oh, and there were two others there... Rick Steiner, and Scott Steiner
Flair told Scott how he remembered how he used to get treated by the Outsiders
And how he vowed to keep fighting the good fight
Big Poppa Pump told Flair that times change
People change
"You've changed"
Flair told Pump he had a chance now to go back to the way he was
Forget the peroxide
Forget Eric Bischoff
Be "Super" Scott Steiner, of the Steiner Brothers again, fighting not against the New World Order, but the cancer of wrestling in the World Wrestling Federation
And once again, have the fans cheer for him...
"I dont' give a rats what those fans like or don't like, I only care about me and my brother"
WOOO!! Well in that case, I have no choice, tonight, you will face ... in a cage.... Sting


A*

The Giant v "The Cat" Ernest Miller


Ernest Miller came to the ring
He took the microphone and told the fans that he was a former World Karate Champion
And that he demanded respect
And he wanted some chump from out the back to come out here and cop a whooping!
The pyros went off, and then the hulking figure of the Giant approached the ring
Miller looked on, but still in confidence
Once the Giant got in the ring, Miller told him he was going to give the chump 5 seconds to leave his ring
1.....
2......
......
2 and a half.....
..... CLOTHESLINE FROM THE GIANT!
He throws him into the corner....
SHOULDER BLOCK!!!
With authority!
Here it is....
CHOKESLAM!!!
With his right boot over the Cat's chest...1....2....3


B

"The King of Bling Bling" calls a Lingerie Contest


After the match, "King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page came to the ring
He told the fans that he was here to select the best looking gal in professional wrasslin
Firstly he called out Miss Hanc*ck
The fans hooted for her all the way to the ring
Next came.... Torrie Wilson
And the same response
Diamond Dallas commented on how god damn beautiful both looked tonight
He firstly asked Miss Hanc*ck to derobe
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GOOD GAWD! DDP told Miss Hanc*ck that maybe all his christmas' had come at once
The fans seemed to agree
Next up, Torrie Wilson
DDP's jaw dropped as Torrie Wilson revealed a beautiful blue piece http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/t/torriewilson/08.jpg
Diamond Dallas told fans not to bother to vote, this contest was not for them - but rather to assess their "market" value
...AND THEY'RE BOTH WINNERS!
He went to give them both a congratulatory kiss...


A

Lance Storm reacts


Before DDP could place his lips on Torrie Wilson, she started backing away not wanting to kiss
The crowd started to "pop"
DDP continued to chase her
Eventually he was drop kicked from behind out of the ring by Lance Storm!
He went to give Torrie a kiss....
And they did!!!


B+

"King of Old School" Steve Corino v The Undertaker


Two old school battlers
Really, these two are old school personified
Steve Corino's big oppotunity had presented itself
His optimal chance to establish himself from a well respected wrestler, into one of the most reverred and feared going around
It's argued he's already at that stage already
But nevertheless, this represented a big chance for him
However, no doubt he would have wished it to have been against less menacing opponents
There is nothing more fearful than standing across the ring from the Undertaker
Be it while he comes to the ring, with the smoke filling the arena, be it while he strides up the steps, be it while he draws off his hat, or rolls back his eyes, let alone the match itself, he's a frightening prospect
Undertaker was in tremendous shape
He really looked in good form out there
Corino was good
But alas he was no match for Taker
And soon enough, he became another carcuss on the meat wagon courtesy of the Tombstone Piledriver...1....2....3


A*

Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell welcomes back Booker T


Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell came to the ring, posing, with his top hat on, posing to all who'd take a look at his physique
Along with that faggy little dance and pose thing of his
Yack
He told the fans that he was truly sorry for what Booker T had gone through
..Before turning to the camera and whispering "I'm not really"
And as a sign of goodwill was going to reintroduce Booker T to the fans
Booker T came to the ring, head still heavily bandaged
BOOKER....
BOOKER...
BOOKER....
BOOKER....
The fans started chanting
Buff told Booker T how courageous he thought he was
And as such, tonight he wanted Booker T to jion him in a testimonial pose down challenge
First, Booker T took off his shirt, and struck a pose for the fans
And then....
SPINEEROONI!!!!
The fans went apesh*t
Buff laughed
"That's good Booker, That's good"
Before looking away and laughing
And then he struck a pose
With his girly little dance and pose ensemble
The fans cheered, but nowhere near as loud as for Booker
Buff looked incensed
Booker T went to the opposite corner to celebrate for the fans
Buff went up to Booker and smashed him over the back of the head
He then rammed his head into the ring post
He then jumped to the top rope....
BUFF BLOCKBUSTER!!!!
He then spat on the face of the former Harlem Heat tag member


B-

Backstage Brawl


Backstage, our cameras showed The Giant enterring the dressing room of Vader
Vader was doing some squat thrusts
Yes...squat thrusts
The Giant pushed him against the wall, and the two men began to go toe to toe
Soon enough the brawl ran out into the corridor
By-standers watched as near on 1,000 pounds of power went toe to toe
Even the security guys were futile in restraining the two men who both shrugged them off
Eventually the footage went to a stairwell, but as the cameraman began to follow them down, the stairwell door shut


A

"New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr v "The Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett


A non title match between the high flying Rey Mysterio Jr
And the sly, canniving Jeff Jarrett
These two have been lighting the rings up lately with a series of magical performances
They seem to have outlandishly good chemistry together
They just click well
There were a lot of top spots in this match from Rey Mysterio Jr
And Jeff Jarrett merely controlled the match with his excellent in-ring pyschology values
Eventually Jeff Jarrett fell prey to a phenomonal in ring suicide plancha from Rey Mysterio!!! Cover....1.....2....3!


A*

Good luck, Stinger


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock caught up with "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
She asked where he was going
He said he was off to give some encouragement and wish Sting luck for his match with Big Poppa Pump
Pamela told Flair that Sting had been seen up in the rafters again tonight
WOOO!!!! That means he's already on alert


A*

Steel-Cage Match
"Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump v Sting


Both men looked intense
But in awe of the magnificentally brutal steel structure that surrounds them
Man, haven't there been some magic cage matches throughout the eras
Muraco v Snuka
Orndorff v Hogan
Ultimate Warrior v Hogan
WarGames various times
Fred Blassie v The Shiek
Mick Foley v the Undertaker
Owen Hart v Bret Hart
Ric Flair v Harley Race
Bruno Sammartino v Larry Zbysko
Ric Flair v Dusty Rhodes
Randy Savage v Jerry Lawler
The Freebirds v The Road Warriors
Bruno Sammartino v Stan Hansen
Bruno Sammartino v Ivan Koloff
Who'll ever forget the likes of Bruiser Brody and Abdullah the Butcher getting into a cage?
Or our personal favourite, when Bruiser Brody made Lex Luger jump the cage to save his tail!
Even the unagile likes of Andre the Giant could use the cage for freakish spots
The steel cage is a difficult, unforgiving, career-ending or career-making arena
And these two men know how to use it
And use it well
And they did
The blood flowed like wine
For fans of violence and carnage, this was the shiznit
The unrelentling steel structure asked no quarter, and was given none
It was beaten
It was mauled
But it wasn't hurt anywhere near as much as either Steiner or Sting
Both men's faces were grated like cheese
Sting used the top of the cage even for a frog splash off the top
Which connected
He was uanble to move
But his body was on top of Steiner's....
The referee administered the count...
1....2....THR... NO!
Steiner made a belated lunge
More torment
More pain
More misery
More gratefulness from the fans who lapped this up
And so it continued
Eventually, after soaking in the thermal guise of the cage for near on half an hour, Sting was unable to beat the Steiner Recliner
The referee signalled for the bell with the ring mat going from a white colour, to nearly entirely red due to the immense amount of blood lost in this match
After Steiner won, he slumped to the mat, and EMT's had to attend to both men


A*

The gestapo is coming


Am I the only one who thought the whole march and intense music sounded a little bit like the Hittler Youth Brigade was marching in unison?
Whatever
Yeah yeah, you can pretend
Anyway, as the paramedics helped the two wrestlers out of the ring and to medical assistance, Goldberg made his way to the ring


A*

WCW World Heavyweight Championship
"Positively" Chris Kanyon v Goldberg


Two opposites of polar extremes
One c0cky, brash, sly
The other just a human hunting machine
Both hell bent on glory
Both wanting the gold
The match was just a pure brawl
There was little to no time for innovations of offence
It was just pure carnage
The match quickly spilled over to the ringside area, and into the crowd
Referee Nick Patrick had no choice but to count out the match as Fire went off the air.....


A*

Attendence: 8,419
Rating: A*
Fire drew 3,824,591 viewers on CBS
WCW's US Popularity rose to 78.1%

Reggie O sent this arena report in

Dawg, just want to see piece to my n***** out there first off. What y'all didn't see tonight in the pre-show before Fire went to air was two matches.

First off Dave Bautista fought and defeated Norman Smiley. Lots of screaming.

Then y'all that Bob Orton's son dawg fought and defeated General Rection.

Fought I'd pass that onto y'all dawgs. Dave Bautista is a beast.

Just on some other things noticed by the homies in the crib, Flair is the shiznit on working a crowd dawg, Goldberg is a monster, and Miss Hanc*ck has a nice piece of grade A rump on her, if y'all know what I'm talking about.

Peace out dawg.

.........

His son is Randy Orton. Woof woof.

Rick sent this arena report in

Hey guys,

What's chillin.

We rocked up to the Selland Arena early last night, and we noticed a few things we thought we'd share


When Buff Bagwell arrived, the chicks went nuts
We asked Fit Finley who's a road agent about Booker T, he said he wouldn't be here
He lied
We were talking to one of the ring attendants who told us that Brian Adams and David Flair are no longer with WCW
A few of the wrestlers did some warm ups after the ring was set up to a near empty arena - This included AJ Styles and Juventud Guerrera who were doing a bit of talking, about their match maybe? Behind the "curtain" we could see Ric Flair talking to Rick Steiner. Kayfabe can't be as good as it used to be
Dave Penzer tried getting us all going, but he's a bit of a douche
Things we noticed throughout the night included that Goldberg is huge
But the Giant is bigger
Torrie Wilson is cute
But Miss Hanc*ck is hotter
Larry Zbysko got a big pop when he came to the ring before the action started
Tony Schiavone though, did not
The fans hate him
We were sitting sort of behind the ring, so behind the commentators, and when Randy Orton was fighting General Rection we could hear a very audible "Tony sucks!" chant
Doug Dillenger was very vigilant in getting rid of bad signs
One sign had "WCW=Wrestler Carcuss Wetirement", that got taken down real quick
Even signs with links to those E-feds things.... GORRRRNEEE... I noticed one for www.newerawrestling.com that was destroyed real quick
Competition maybe?
After the show went off air, Goldberg and Kanyon kept on brawling
On that isn't it funny how they take away the signs, but they had a guy called Sign Guy?


Keep chilling boys
Rick

......

Thanks for the arena reports. We're always happy to put in your "arena" reports or general wrestling comments.

tristram
11-10-2006, 11:03 PM
Daffney's been released? *sniffle sniffle* There goes my favorite WCW Lady.

I like these two better myself

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:)

deimos_masque
11-10-2006, 11:38 PM
Eh, hot blondes are a dime a dozen. A hot pale dark haired girl is much harder to come by, especially when they actually have some in ring skills and can scream louder than a truck.

AnarChy
11-11-2006, 03:12 PM
Would You mind uploading your game data? I'm dieing to play this. This scenario is so good. Keeps me on my feet. Awesome job! Your write up style is good.

tristram
11-12-2006, 04:16 PM
Would You mind uploading your game data? I'm dieing to play this. This scenario is so good. Keeps me on my feet. Awesome job! Your write up style is good.

gidday AnarChy.

The Mod I use is is the 2001 mod found in the Mod's forum.

AnarChy
11-12-2006, 05:08 PM
ahhh. Thanks mate. Your diary is indeed a nice read :).

tristram
11-12-2006, 07:53 PM
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WCW Glycerine, Saturday, Week 3, April 2001
Live from the Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, on NBC

"Positively" Chris Kanyon and "Nature Boy" Ric Flair converation recall


At the top of the show, a video package played highlighting the recent conversation between "Nature Boy" Ric Flair and WCW Heavyweight Champion, "Positively" Chris Kanyon at the Selland Arena on Fire
Flair told Kanyon that he was once the undisputed innovator of offence
And someone everyone in the back thought was great then, but would get better and better and better
Flair implied that Kanyon had become complacent
Tony Schiavone told fans after the video that Chris Kanyon was going to be up next to defend his World Heavyweight Championship, and that he had declared earlier tonight that his opponent would be on the receiving end of the innovative offence


A

WCW World Heavyweight Championship
"Positively" Chris Kanyon (c) v Randy Orton


An enormous opportunity for Randy Orton
But Chris Kanyon looked intense
He looked all business
He told the cameras on the way to the ring that nobody better dan Kanyon, nobody's a better innovator dan Kanyon
Young Orton looks in tremendous shape at this early stage of his career
For the start of the match, Cowboy Bob Orton Jr's son held his own
But as the match wore on, Kanyon became more and more dominant
He hit a series of innovative suplexes
A dragon suplex
A tiger suplex
A brainbuster suplex
A Death Valley Driver
Orton was busted open by a brainbuster DDT
Eventually after putting on an exhibition, Kanyon ended it by taking Randy Orton to the top rope, and hitting a... Super Kanyon Cutter!
1...2....3!


A

The Champion Celebrates


Post match, "Positively" Chris Kanyon celebrated as if he'd just broken the Marathon time record
Kanyon told the commentators at ringside that Ric Flair was never as innovative as that, because after all, who better dan Kanyon?


A

Goldberg gives his view


As Kanyon went to leave the ring, the gestapo music hit, and Goldberg came to the top of the ramp in casual clothing
GOLDBERG....
GOLDBERG....
GOLDBERG....
GOLDBERG....
GOLDBERG...
GOLDBERG...
The San Antonio crowd gave it to Goldberg as they would in supporting David Robinson
With no fear
Goldberg told Kanyon that he had just asked a very good question
"Who better dan Kanyon?"
Goldberg said he had an even better question for Kanyon, in respects to their match at Wanted: Dead or Alive
"WHO'S NEXT?"


A*

Mike Sanders talks to Sting


Backstage, the WCW Marketing Manager Mike Sanders went into the locker room of Sting
Sting was doing some free weights in the corner of the dressing room
Sanders went over to him and extended his hand
After a stare, Sting shook his hand
Sting merely asked "Why?"
Sanders replied that it was simple
That when Mike Sanders was deciding on what to do with his life, he'd watched Ric Flair and Sting slug it out night after night
And to him, Sting became a lifelong hero
He told Sting that from here on in, he was going to support the Stinger and learn as much as possible off of him


A*

Number One Contendors Match - the Winner Will Receive a WCW Television Championship shot at Wanted: Dead or Alive
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn v "The Animal" Dave Bautista


Two large degrees of separation in terms of the techniques of both these challengers
Jerry Lynn - arguably the most potent mat wrestler in the world, flavoured with aerial abilities too and good all round ring sense
Dave Bautista - amazingly built specimen at the start of his career, a bit green around the edges but volatile and dangerous
Bautista was incredibly strong in this match
He worked over Lynn like he was a rag doll
Jerry Lynn had no comeback
No matter what he tried, it was futile
Eventually though, as Bautista set up for a devilish looking clothesline, Jerry Lynn was able to move and hit a drop toe hold
He quickly put on a modified ankle lock
Bautista squirmed
He wiggled
He slid
But eventually he had to tap...
Jerry Lynn is the number one contendor to the Television Championship!


C

"The Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera speaks


After the match, "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera, the WCW Television Champion spoke with Pamela Paulshock
He said he was excited that Jerry Lynn had advanced
Because he said those two were the premier all round wrasslers in the business today
He said he had a challenge to Jerry Lynn
To give the fans the best match they'd ever experienced
Better than Benoit and Hart on Nitro
Better than Savage and Steamboat in Detroit
Better than Flair and Sting
Better than Bret Hart and Owen Hart
Ole... This is going to be... Simply... The ....Best


B

"Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump issues a challenge


"Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump and his brother, "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner came to the ring
Big Poppa Pump said he was sick and tired of hearing from "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Especially about the past
And especially about how the Steiners don't do anything for World Championship Wrestling
He said that was a crock
And tonight he was going to prove it
With the very first tag team wrestling excellence demonstration
Not only would the entire tag division learn of power and dominance and tag work
But also, he could save the company money by retiring a few jabronis
First up, the Jung Dragons! Holla, if you hear me


A

The Jung Dragons (Kaz Hayashi and Jimmy Yang) v The Steiner Brothers ("Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump and "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner


Initially, it was a master class
But not from the Steiners
But rather the Oriental superstars
Kaz and Jimmy Yang showed a lot of ability early on
Using a lot of high class aerial offence to take down the jacked up Steiner boys
The Steiners were drop kicked to the floor
And both then in unison hit suicide planchas to the Steiners
The Jung Dragons went back into the ring first, and then tried to suplex the Steiners back in
BIG MISTAKE!
Of course the overbearing power of the Steiners was too much
They laid out both the Jung Dragons quickly
From there, Big Poppa Pump put on the Steiner Recliner on Kaz Hayashi for the win


B

Help!


Backstage, "The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page ran into Torrie Wilson again
He covered her against a wall
He put his hand over her mouth
He told her he'd been doing a lot of thinking about her lately
What she's up to
Where she's been
How she'd look in authentic DDP Dawg Bling Bling
He said he'd done some market researrch
And her pimping value was sky high right now
He told her that in five years it may be too late to ride the gravey train
Her ass mightn't be as tight then as it is now
Her jugs mightn't be as firm then as they are now
And she may not have the same flexibility as she does now
It was her chance
She bit his hand!!!
HELP!!! she screamed
Lance Storm came running
But by the time he arrived, Diamond Dallas Page had already fled


B+

"Nature Boy" Ric Flair makes another match for Wanted: Dead or Alive


Backstage, in the WCW Presidential Suite, a group of press reporters gathered around the oak desk of "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, the WCW President
He told the press that recently he'd noticed a lot of envy and anomosity from Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell and Booker T
He had been told on good advice from the doctor of Booker T that Booker would be sanctioned to wrestle on the day of Wanted: Dead or Alive
So with that in mind, he was booking a dog collar match
Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell and Booker T
WOOO!!! So Buff, don't hate the playa, hate the game


B

Goldberg v Chavo Guerrero Jr


Tony Schiavone noted that Chavo Guerrero Jr had complained to the board of WCW able not being used recently
And so this was an open challenge
He was c*cky and arrogant...
Until the Gestapo music played....
The crowd chanted...
GOLDBERG....
GOLDBERG...
GOLDBERG....
GOLDBERG...
And out came the former gridiron star
Lock, stock and barrell, and ready to roll
Chavo tried to run him around
To tire him out
But Goldberg kept looking determined
And waiting for an opportunity
Eventually Chavo turned to exit the ring, but Goldberg hauled him back in
He threw him to the other side of the ring
Back off the ropes...
SPEAR!!!!
Here it comes...
High elevation....
JACKHAMMER!!!!
1....2.....3


A*

The Giant gives Vader hope


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock met up with the imposing Giant
The Giant told Pamela Paulshock that he called her to a quick interview to give Vader an opportunity
...A saving grace
He said he was issuing an olive branch to Vader
Either he began to side with not only himself, but Chris Kanyon, and the Steiner brothers - the good guys of professional wrestling
Or he'd be confetti
Just then, Vader walked past, and handed a note to Pamela Paulshock before storming off
Pamela read the note "Giant, I'll see you in the ring"


A

The Giant v Vader


Finally, the two staggering bohemoths of World Championship Wrestling were to lock up
Both former WCW World Heavyweight Champions
Both frighteningly powerful
The match was not for the feint of heart
It wasn't a "scientific" bout
It wasn't a mat lovers dream
It was brutality
Nothing more
Nothing less
There is no other light to cast on it
Punches
Kicks
Clotheslines
High Knees
Eye gouges
Those were the moves of the order of the day
Eventually the action spilled over to the floor
Giant went to grab a steel chair
And so did Vader
Both c*cked them back
But before either man could connect, security grabbed the chairs out of their hands and referee Nick Patrick called for a double DQ


A

San Antonio's Finest - Do Your Best Boys


Post match, about thirty of San Antonio's finest police officers ran down to ringside to get in between Vader and Giant
Even then it didn't appear they'd be able to hold back either man
The hatred is so intense and bitter
Giant tried to luinge through, as did Vader, but both were eventually restrained by tazer guns
A last resort
The pandemonium was etched across the face of some of the senior officers who could hardly believe the size and intensity of these two men


A

10 Man Tag Match
WCW Tag Team Champions The Filthy Animals (Konnan and Kidman), "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr, "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe and "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer v The Army of Darkness (Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome), "The Suicidal, Homocidal, Genocidal, Death Defying Maniac" Sabu, "The Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett and "The Franchise" Shane Douglas


Ten of WCW's best all in the ring at once in a Glycerine spectacular
An extravaganza of wrestling contrasts
The extermists in Sabu and Tommy Dreamer
The silky tag team work of the Filthy Animals
The brutal technical know how of Samoa Joe
The electrifying dare devil stylings of Rey Mysterio Jr
The evilness of the Army of Darkness
And the sheer magnitude of illegalities of Jeff Jarrett and Shane Douglas
A fast paced, high octane match
Wrestlers were flying around more than paper darts do in home economics classes
Wrestlers were moving quicker than Krystal Steal did on that one I watched last night
It was intense
And not just the DVD either
Eventually, the win went to Samoa Joe who was able to hit the Muscle Buster on Shane Douglas...1....2.....3!


B+

Sanders want's his idol's autograph


Backstage, Mike Sanders presented an autograph book to Sting
He said it'd mean the world to him if he signed him
After a period of disbelief, Sting did sign the autograph book


A

WCW Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera (c) v WCW Cruiserweight Champion "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels


A high paced match this one again
Christopher Daniels' big opportunity here
Could he leave San Antonio a dual champion?
How much would that do for his career?
The match was so intensely quick
These two can really go
A variety of planchas in here
A variety of oohs and aahs from the crowd
Sorta like that DVD I watched
Eventually Juvi was successful again, hitting the Juvi Driver for the pinfall


B+

"Nature Boy" announces the main event


Backstage, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair entered the pleasure palace of Big Poppa Pump
Even the "Dog Faced Gremlin" was sipping on a champagne, surrounded by two hot blonds
"Nature Boy" told Rick he was very impressed with the tag team demolition of the Jung Dragons
And he didn't know how he could thank him enough for that wonderfully educational experience
.... Except, to see if he alone could do THAT to the Undertaker
WOOO!!! Because he's in the ring waiting for you now, pal!


A*

"Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner v The Undertaker


The finale to this edition of Glycerine
And the fans were baying for the Gremlin's blood
The support for the Undertaker was phenomonal
Is he the most over wrestler in the world today?
Even more over than Kanyon, Goldberg, the Rock, Austin, Angle?
Is this the most over he's ever been?
That's a large stretch of the bow, but he's achieving big things here in WCW
The match was quite brutal again
Even when Rick Steiner is thrown to the lions den, he's a hell of a scrapper
Always has been
Always will be
And while he's not quite the suplexing machine he was at the beginning of his career
He's still hella determined
He's like a bulldog
Dog Faced Gremlin suits his persona well
But eventually, all that hunger, all that will, all that passion, all that fortitude
Counted for little as he fell prey to the Tombstone Piledriver....1...2.....3!


A*

Rating: A*
Attendence: 8,802

Glycerine drew 3,825,862 viewers on NBC

WCW's popularity rose to 78.3% in the US.

tristram
11-12-2006, 11:31 PM
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Proudly Presents

From the Memoirs of John Simpson

It had been a hectic week. Despite the amazing profitability turnaround in World Championship Wrestling of late, no one in the front office or the locker room dared even think the task at hand was over. No one dared think the war was over. No one dared to contemplate that WCW was once again eternally safe. Everyone had previously been lured into that trap by suave executives and myopic marketing types, along with over protective wrestlers, and it nearly cost them all the one thing they mutually all over. World Championship Wrestling. Or more to the point, from a fan's perspective, competition to the smut factor of the World Wrestling Federation.

This week, we had taken our show from Fresno to San Antonio, and visited a few spots in between for house shows. The United States wrestling market was booming, at least for World Championship Wrestling. We were experiencing hot crowds in centres where traditionally we were not always highly over. Areas such as New York, a multi generation style stronghold for the McMahon's had begun to open up to the more gripping style of product we were offering up.

The San Antonio show went off well. It was largely an experimental show. A show to revisit and reset new storylines. It was a time when we seriously contemplated who our next big stars would be and how we were to sell them to the professional wrestling market. It was an exciting show that began to blend in towards our next Pay-Per-View spectacular, Wanted: Dead or Alive. The fan reaction was strong, they were happy to see Jerry Lynn and Samoa Joe and the likes being pushed, they were to see Dave Bautista and Randy Orton on screen. They were happy to see the battle of the giants of professional wrestling. It was a good night overall.

Texas as a wrestling state is very historic in the overall scheme of things. Some absolute greats have come from here. Stan "The Lariat" Hansen for example, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, "Captain Redneck" Dick Murdoch, Terry Funk and the like. It had been home to the long running World Class Championship Wrestling promotion which delighted in show casing the tragic Von Erich family. It had been a permanent or passing home for the likes of The Fabulous Freebirds with "Bam Bam" Terry Gordy, Bruiser Brody, Abdullah the Butcher, "Ravishing" Rick Rude, a very young Sean Michaels, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Baby Doll, One Man Gang, Missy Hyatt, "Gentleman" Chris Adams and many more. It was a passionate wrestling hotbed. It's a little bit old school, and they like nothing more than a good brawl and a good fight. And that's the type of night we hoped to put on at Glycerine. Judging by the sentiments of the fans, I don't think we were too far off the mark.

But with the celebrations of that night and our current position, came one major disappointment. Shortly after the show I received a call from "Mean" Gene Okerlund. We had been hot on the heels of a gifted young superstar in "Y2J" Chris Jericho. Despite our interest and best intents, Chris decided to decline a contract offer from us and resigned with the World Wrestling Federation.

One of the major lures with Chris Jericho, as it had been with Mick Foley and The Giant, was to take back what was once World Championship Wrestling's prized, but uncovered jewels of the crown and highlight them back to our market, only this time, successfully. One of the tragic points about World Championship Wrestling historically is how it has been a training paradise for gifted young superstars, but historically the promotion has been narrow minded about how to turn those gifted athletes into genuine superstars, preferring to focus on the proven veterans of yesteryear. It is often a sense of frustration as to how good this promotion could have been if it had have successfully retained not only Jericho, not only Foley, not only Hunter Hearst Helmsley, not only Steve Austin, but the likes of Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Raven, Perry Saturn and Dean Malenko. Most of those guys made it elsewhere with the World Wrestling Federation, some tragically have yet to really do so. I speak of Dean Malenko, Raven and Perry Saturn. I genuinely feel for those guys in that they would have been crucial elements to my roster rather than languishing up there in Connecticut. But such is the way they were treated by previous management, it can only be a feeling of hope that one day their contracts lapse and a contract offer is established and executed successfully. The disappointing aspect was that we were informed that Chris felt it'd be a bad career move to come to World Championship Wrestling. I can only sincerely hope in some regards it is because of the previous mismanagement and the way he was treated that he decided that, because all key performance indicators suggest World Championship Wrestling is the promotion on the rise, at the expense of the World Wrestling Federation.

With that in mind, given my sheer disappointment, I was only too happy to take up "Nature Boy" Ric Flair's offer of stopping off for a budweiser before heading off to a cheap, San Antonio hotel for the night. It's nights like this you become grateful for good friends and dedicated people like "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, but that you also miss the one you love who lies alone, waiting, with more pain than you could ever feel from missing out on a wrestling star. The pity of it all is this - it became clear later in my life that that was the case. And by then, it was too late. Treat your wives with respect, give her time, we all joke about picking up young trade ins when the older model falls down, but truly, the pain is irreparable.

Yours Truly
John Simpson

Shane O'Riley
11-13-2006, 01:45 AM
I love this Diary.

Only read up to Page 4 but love it already.

WCW 2001 is always an interesting game i hope you continue doing this diary/dynasty.

Also it's nice to see another aussie on these boards.

Good luck.

tristram
11-15-2006, 10:18 PM
Hey yo,

Time for a little survey...

Na, not really. Just a little update. I have my final exam coming up, so Death of WCW is on a short hiatus... probably the next few days we'll see another show up!

Shane, close, I live in Australia, but come from parts unknown.. :D Thanks for the support, cobber.

tristram
11-20-2006, 03:19 AM
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WCW Monday Nitro, Monday Week 4, April 2001
Live from the Fleet Center, Boston, Massachussets, on TNT

Mike Sanders Speaks Out


At the top of the show, the Marketing Manager of WCW, Mike Sanders strode to the ring
The response was mixed
Some still remember the conceited Mike Sanders and boo heavily, others have noticed his recent change in face
Excuse the pun
He took the microphone from David Penzer
He told the fans that it was an absolute honour and priviledge to be in the same arena tonight as the mecurial Stinger
He told the fans that ever since he was a child, he was in awe of Sting and his achievements in professional wrestling
He told the fans that he was the reason not only that he became a professional wrestler, but also a large reason why WCW is not dead and why fans can still enjoy a more family orientated product than the trash delivered from 'that' family of non believers
He then told the fans to look to the large screen, where a moving montage was played of Stinger
It highlighed some of his great career moments
Included is the memorable time limit draw with "Nature Boy" Ric Flair at the original Clash of the Champions
His rivalry with the Great Muta
Being dumped by the Four Horsemen in 1990, for being the clear number one contendor to Ric Flair's World Championship
Beating Ric Flair for his first World Title in 1990
His fued with the Dangerous Alliance and in particular "Ravishing" Rick Rude
Beating Lex Luger for his second world title (his first was the NWA Championship, this was his first WCW Championship)
His intense rivalry with Vader
Joining forces with Hulk Hogan and "Macho Man" Randy Savage against the Four Horsemen
Being scandalised by the appearance of a fake Sting
The infamous "you can stick it" speech
The rafters
Hiding
Hiding
Then getting revenge on the nWo
And challenging Hulk Hogan
Before regaining the championship at Starrcade '97 in perhaps the most hyped WCW match of all time
"Against an army of shadows comes the Dark Warrior, the purveyor of good, the voice of silence, and a mission of justice.... this .... is...... Sting"
Sanders gave a Sting howl for good measure before leaving the ring to a feast of "Sting" chants


A

"Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe v "The Franchise" Shane Douglas


Shane Douglas was looking to avert a recent losing streak at all costs against the somewhat green, but highly regarded and improving beast, Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe is such a freakish athlete
A little bit rotund for sure, but he can move
If anything he's a clinical destroyer, capable of almost anything
Irrespective of his size, he can still get to the top rope and bust a move or two
The Muscle Buster he's used recently is gaining oohs and aahs from plenty of WCW faithful
Shane Douglas is perhaps one of the most complete wrestlers of this particular generation
But due to a number of political fall outs, whether it be with Ric Flair or Vince McMahon, he's never really achieved his potential
Despite that, he's still regularly contracted to either WCW currently, or ECW previously who realise he can draw heat like few others
This match was very fluent
Samoa Joe was strongly dominant
He's got WCW World Heavyweight Championship written all over him this lad
He is the wrestling equivalent of this chick I saw in North Pole # 25 the other night, Krystal Steal, the new face of a generation
Superstar written, (or in Krystal's case, splattered) all over her
He's the new Bart Simpson, new, suave, and generation defining
That is of course, if he's not screwed into bad booking
(A common problem with WCW mind you)
The ending was somewhat wrestlecrap worthy when Shane Douglas hit an inverted DDT, and used the second rope for leverage to hold Samoa Joe for a successful 3 count


B

Samoa Joe seeks revenge


Post match, as Shane Douglas celebrated, Samoa Joe came from behind and hit a swinging neckbreaker
He then put Shane Douglas into a rear naked chokehold


C+

"You may not look like the athlete of the day supposed to look"


"Amewican Dweam" Dusty Whodes took a microphone from David Penzer
"Samoa Joe, Samoa Joe, release da man, we don't play by dem rulesz"
Samoa Joe did indeed release, but Shane Douglas was in agony
"Ladies and gentlemen, dis here man, Samoa Joe, is da most brutal newcomah of two thoussssssand n one player, Shane Douglasz, you jus made a fatal mistake"


B-

The Steiners speak out


After the commercial break, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump, and "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner were led to the ring by Easy E
Bischoff told the fans that there was no tag team that could mess with the Steiner Brothers
He said he'd reviewed tapes of the weekend of the likes of the Legion of Doom, Demolition, the Hart Foundation, the Brisco Brothers, name them, whomever, the Steiners were more dominant than any of those teams
But that this team was generous, and took heed of "Nature Boy" Ric Flair's recent words of wisdom
That they needed to give back to WCW
So tonight was part two of the Wrestling Exhibition and Lesson, and retirement package courtesy of the Steiner's


A

The Steiner Brothers v Evan Karagias and Jamie Knoble


The former Jung Dragon and the former 3 Count dancer united in tag team partnership against the Steiner Brothers
A chance to make a name for themselves
Their biggest chance at securing massive pay days
Lucrative movie deals
The stuff dreams are made of
Unfortunately their opponents are the stuff nightmares are made of
Brutal power personified
If anything though, Jamie Knoble looked quite impressive out there
He used his superior agility and speed to run the Steiner's ragged in a very impressive display
Eventually though his partner Evan Karagias fell prey to the Bulldog from Rick Steiner, and became a 3 count victim of his own


B

The wage bill is cut down further


Post match, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump told the fans that again he'd done his part for WCW
Cutting down on the bottom line by cutting out Evan Karagias from future WCW pays
Holla... if you hear me


A

"The King of Bling Bling" says its time for the "King of Old School"


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock caught up with "The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page and "King of Old School" Steve Corino
Diamond Dallas Page asked Pamela if she'd ever considered testing her value on the streets of Jersey
He says that her assets matched street working inflation, and she could make quite the earning and live the life of bling bling
He told her that the main reason they were out there was that Steve Corino had issued an open challenge tonight
Corino looked shocked, and said he hadn't
Page told him to relax, it'd be ok, after all it was Steve Corino's time to shine
He said no matter which WCW chump they put out, Corino would put why he's the King of Old School
Ching Ching, time to get you some bling bling Steve...


B+

"King of Old School" Steve Corino v ???


Steve Corino waited patiently in the ring, waiting for his opponent to be revealed
....TOMB....
....TOMB....
....TOMB.....
Looks of hope turned to looks of trepedation as the Undertaker eerily made his way to the ring
As he entered the ring and rolled his eyes back, Corino stumbled back
Steve Corino had every right to fear
You'd be hard pressed to find a more fearsome opponent
Perhaps the Giant, maybe Goldberg, but this guy is over a decade long in resting opponents in peace, piece by piece, ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Corino though was cunning and sly through the match
And literally cut every corner to keep in the game
Undertaker was getting frustrated
Corino even hit a stunning twisting neckbreaker that would level any man
Corino covered
1....2.....THR! NOO!!!!
Undertaker flung him off like a rag doll
And then sat up
Corino realised what was coming and slid out of the ring, high tailing it to the back
Your winner via count out, the Undertaker


A*

An argument of a generation


Backstage, Hardcore Evolution leader Mick Foley entered the Presidential Suite of "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Foley told Flair that despite his best intentions to usurp the Hardcore Evolution by bringing in Sabu and Dreamer, Mick Foley was always one step ahead
Foley told Flair that he lived and breathed the business, and would bleed and die for it
And as such, would not be shown up being the saviour of hardcore
He said he knew of Flair's intentions, and managed to convince Sabu of the glory of learning under Foley's tutelage
The potential legacy
Perhaps Sabu could live up to the billing of being the new Shiek, as vicious as Ed Farhat
As destructive as Bruiser Brody or Abdullah the Butcher
He'd promised to take him to the promised land
And there was nothing a jealous old fool like Ric Flair could do to stop the Hardcore Evolution
Have a nice day!


A*

Hardcore Evolution ("The Suicidal, Homicidal, Genocidal, Death Defying Maniac" Sabu and Hardcore Champion Rhino) v "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam and "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer

Hardcore Tag Team Match


Violence
Violence
And more violence
Blood
Blood
And a HELL of a lot more blood
Mick Foley selevated at ringside at the sight of these gladiators tearing each other limb for limb in pursuit of hardcore excellence
The hardcore champion, Rhino looked in rare form
Brutal and straight out punishing, the sort of form that has some internet broadsheets suggesting he could even move up to main event status one day
But the Hardcore Evolution leader got the shock of his life, when "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam hit a Van Daminator with a steel chair into the head of Sabu, to collect the 1...2.....3!

B+

Giant and Vader held apart


Backstage, the Giant entered the dressing room of Vader
He went up to the face of Vader and then used his fist as a hammer into the palm of his hand
And then laughed in his face
Vader though didn't back off
And the two men were a pubic hair away from being in each others blood stream
Eventually a group of lower card wrestlers noticed the friction and attempted to hold back the two men
Even all the power of all the men couldn't hold them apart
Eventually Norman Smiley summonsed a local police officer, who used peppar spray in the eyes of both men to reduce them to their knees


A

WCW Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera (c) v "The Master and Ruler of the World" Sid Vicious


Sid Vicious made his first televised appearance in some time, and had a rare opportunity at gold
Juventud looked confident, but slightly fearful of the goliath
But Edward Scissorhands would not prevail
Instead, this match, and his career seems to be going up like scissored water beds
Eventually he fell prey to the 450 Splash, and Juvi collected his 20th successive win!


B+

Goldberg to assist Booker T


The commentators hyped the fact that on the WCW website, wcw.com, Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell had officially challenged Booker T to a match tonight at Nitro
However, Booker T was still deemed unfit for action courtesy of the carnage at Blaze of Glory
Goldberg entered the dressing room of Booker T
Booker T was warming up irrespective
Goldberg told him that Ric Flair said if Booker T fought tonight, his contract would have to be terminated due to indemnity issues raised by the board of WCW
Booker T looked downcast
Goldberg told him not to worry, because Buff Bagwell....
YOU'RE NEXT!


A*

Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell v Goldberg


Two tales of difference from the 1990s
One was a rising young star, Marcus Alexander Bagwell who teamed with Scotty Riggs as the American Males
And then turned on his man to join the New World Order soon after its inception
He then did time with Scott Norton and Scott Steiner to mixed tag team success
He even did a bit of soft porn
But from the flick I watched last night, regardless of never seeing Buff in action, I'd take a Krystal Steal flick anyday
He had it all, the body, the c0cky charm
But was fairly poorly booked
He suffered a near career ending injury to his neck
And returned as a face
And despite getting a large pop from the fans, he was quickly, and perhaps career fatally, turned
It was a moment of booking madness
It was one of those classic wrestlecr@p Death of WCW moments
The other was a rookie who came onto the scene around 1997
With a succession of quick, powerful victories
He quickly became the number one player in the game
The chants....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
Aired worldwide
He was a phenomonom
He was over
He was hot
There were however moments of madness with the booking crew with him too
Firstly, losing the title to "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash
It's worth remembering that "Hollywood" Hogan unbelievably put him over and dropped the World Title to hit in Atlanta, not on Pay-Per-View either, but on Nitro
That in itself summed up the heat of Goldberg
But it wasn't even the manner that his streak ended
Sorry, it was the manner
Tazed by stun gun by Scott Hall
Allowing his buddy, the current WCW booker to gain the title
Kevin Nash was over, but he was never quite as over as Goldberg
The fans knew it
Scott Hall knew it
Bill Goldberg knew it
Kevin Nash knew it too
But it was the power of the book
The second moment of lunacy
When he started to regain a lot of face pop
He was turned heel
The fans never bought it
Personally, I kinda did because I could see a human wrecking machine as a heel
Much as I could see an Andre the Giant as a heel
The big dawg, with players chasing him, and eventually one defying the odds to beat him to the mat and truly pass the torch
Like Andre did for Hulk Hogan
And in turn, unbelievably, Hollywood had done for Goldberg
Although unlike Andre, he never knew how to ease out of the main event and time and time again spoiled the party for WCW
He spoiled it for Bret Hart, Sting, Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Raven, Goldberg, Scott Hall (though alcohol helped there), and any other number of younger stars who should have been made the key points of the show
Hulkamania, or more pertently, political sabotage was allowed to reign supreme in WCW
But there's your little history lesson for the day
My apologies
For the record....
Spear....
Jackhammer....
Splat


A*

Goldberg attacked post match


Post match, as Goldberg went to celebrate
He was knocked clean to the ground by the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, held by "Positively" Chris Kanyon
As Kanyon looked to inflict more pain, with the assistance of Buff Bagwell, Booker T came in and raced Chris Kanyon out of the ring as the coward went to the announce table


A*

WOOOO!!!


After the carnage, Goldberg came to with the assistance of Booker T
"Nature Boy" Ric Flair strode to the ring
The fans went apesh!t obviously for him
The Nature Boy got in the ring, and talked to Goldberg away from the microphone
He then told "Positively" Chris Kanyon that WCW is where the big boys play
WOOOO!!!
And where justice reigns supreme
So tonight, Kanyon would have to face .....
GOLDBERG!!!!
WOOOO!!!!
....GOLDBERG...
...GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
Kanyon tried to high tail it out, but Booker T grabbed him by the hair and threw him back into the lions den


A*

"Positively" Chris Kanyon v Goldberg


Kanyon tried to beg his way out of the situation he found himself in
But Goldberg cornered him
And then smirked in his face
Kanyon looked terrified...
..YOU'RE NEXT... Goldberg proclaimed
Kanyon and Goldberg worked a few spots, mainly with Goldberg dominating
Kanyon was like a sitting duck
The WCW World Heavyweight Champion cowering
He tried to slide out of the ring, but Goldberg chased him up the back!
The two men went behind the curtain, forcing Nick Patrick to call for a double count out!
Kanyon may have saved his bacon in this battle, but can he last the war?!


A*

Rating: A
Attendence: 8,490

RAW is WAR was a B- rated show in front of 10,000 people at TELLUS Fields (Prairie, Canada). The main event was Steve Austin defeating Kane. No other major stars were in action.

Nitro garned 1,295,748 on TNT and RAW is WAR got 1,139,973 on TNN.

WCW's US popularity rose to 78.5%, the WWF's dropped to 74.7%.

"Franchise" Shane Douglas suffered a broken nose at Nitro.

deimos_masque
11-20-2006, 06:42 AM
Steve Corino is obvious the smartest wrestler to ever live. Not many think of running the heck away when the Undertaker sits up. Just like those silly people who keep punching Sting after he's flexed and yelled.

tristram
11-29-2006, 01:46 AM
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Well fans, what an action packed last few weeks we've had with World Championship Wrestling. I'm "Mean" Gene Okerlund, and I have a few stories to tell you exclusively to Mean Gene's WCW Hotline, now available for download on www.wcw.com!


First off on the rumour mill is the news that there have been prolonged discussions with a major superstar to join World Championship Wrestling. No news on who the wrestler is, but Tony Schiavone mentioned to me earlier that it could be the greatest signing in the history of our sport. They're strong words from an experienced commentator like Tony Schiavone.
I have it on good authority that "The Master and Ruler of the World" Sid Vicious is not too happy with things as they stand in World Championship Wrestling. It's rumoured that two things have happened; first, any pair of sharp scissors are to be kept from within a square mile of Sid at the decree of the WCW Board of Directors, and that he could go on a winning rampage in the near future. He appeared at a house show in Wyoming last week, and it was announced he was already at 46-0. After four more victories he is now up to 67-0. He's Sid, and he's dangerous.
Sadly, I have it on good shoulders that David Arquette will not be returning to World Championship Wrestling. The charismatic powerhouse wrestler was a worthy wrestler who even held the prestigious WCW World Heavyweight Championship. This is truly a sad day for professional wrestling.
In other news, Scott Hall is rumoured not to be under contract with World Championship Wrestling anymore. Due to the cut in pay, it is rumoured he may be cutting back from full strength Budweisers to lights. Big Kevin Nash tells me that's not the case and that his contract with WCW can't be torn up - I asked him why and he said "well remember, Bill Goldberg ate his contract." Of course, and I don't think WCW Executives will sweep Bill's toilet bowl to fish it out.
It is rumoured that Oklahoma could be making a return to conquer the cruiserweight division. Oklahoma is a strong hearted and well trained former WCW Cruiserweight Championship. We will keep you informed exclusively on this hotline as to any further developments.
BREAKING NEWS: We can reveal the rumour I told you about last week - that in classic WCW tradition two classic world known superstars, SD Jones and Tony Garea, will not be locking it up at Wanted: Dead or Alive. It will interesting to see what this disaster will do to the Buy-Rate
Watch out for WCW's newest VHS release: Rare Footage of Hulk Hogan JOBBING! Never before seen footage. Other releases planned were "Ultimate Warrior's greatest moments in WCW", but that was soon nixed by WCW Marketing when it was revealed he didn't have any.
It appears WCW President John Simpson has canceled one of Eric Bischoff's upcoming wrestling concerts featuring Jerry Lee Lewis. It appears that Disco Inferno (desperate for a bone to re cement his wrestling career) was happy to play the gimmick of Jerry Lee Lewis, but Turner Standards and Practices vetoed any idea for Disco to marry a 13 year old minor to mirror the classic rock star. Also, marketing had some slightly concerns about Jerry Lee's mainstream marketability after all these years. One WCW insider was coy about the lack of success surrounding such acts as Megadeth, KISS, DJ Ran, and Master P saying "Rap is Cr@p became more freakin popular than No Limit Soldiers, we're not going to let Jerry Lee Lewis appear on Nitro and then have someone cool like S Club 7 appear on RAW and trump us in that regard". S Club 7, might have to try their music, sounds funky.


And that's it for this dazzling edition of Mean Gene's WCW Hotline. Value for money? You bet!

tristram
11-29-2006, 04:34 AM
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A Recap - What WCW Means To Me

To all the fans of The Death of WCW?

I know there's been a slow down recently, but while a number of things have taken priority, I have spent a bit of time thinking about what it is that drives me to reminisce about World Championship Wrestling, and the current state of the industry as we know it. I got so caught up in thinking about it, that I re-read the Death of WCW book, and am about to commence reading Ric Flair's To Be the Man. If there's two guys who share the bullseye on the 'Who Are the Franchises of WCW', it's Sting, and Ric Flair.

To me, March 26, 2001 was a fateful day for professional wrestling as we know it. It was the "Season Finale" of Monday Nitro. It'd never return. It was a show that was supposed to showcase the end of World Championship Wrestling. Aside from the match that defined WCW was about for so long - Flair versus Sting - one last time - the show was dominated by the McMahon's. It was evident to me watching that show that a potentially rich angle was going to be a McMahon schmooze fest. I was told by my friends to stop being silly, Vince McMahon is the crem-de-la-crem of promoting wrestling, after all, that's why he won the Monday Night Wars and monopolised the industry. While certainly the World Wrestling Federation had some great moments, such as the advent of Hulkamania, the Radicals, the great TLC action c. 2000, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin versus The Rock, it had also had it's fair share of Wrestlecr@p, which is so effectively portrayed in another diary on here. Vince McMahon is a marketing genius, and he has certainly esculated his empire against all odds, from his own father telling him to not lose sight of his roots and not nationalise, to overcoming the drugs scandals of the early 1990s. He's a man who also has effectively known how to pass the torch from generation of wrestler to generation of wrestler better than any other promoter. But if there were three guys who could ultimately stuff up an invasion angle, it's Vince McMahon, Eric Bischoff, and Vince's former pied piper, Vince Russo.

World Championship Wrestling was not killed by outlandishly good booking from the McMahon's. It was harpooned, and then gutted internally. It was spit roasted by those within. It was not so much the booking was so good from their opposition, it was that WCW's booking was so atrocious. Having moments such as David Arquette as WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Madusa as WCW Cruiserweight Champion, Ed Ferrara as WCW Cruiserweight Champion, Daphne as WCW Cruiserweight Champion, Hulk Hogan winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship from the finger poke of doom, having the Ultimate Warrior freak Hulk Hogan out in a backstage mirror incident where only Hulk could see the Ultimate Warrior, which if you really look into the skit it infers that Hulk was crazy, Bischoff was crazy, and worse, the fans were all crazy, the inability for New World Order hierarchy to lose making WCW look completely and utterly stupid, faux pas like Tony Schiavone lauding crowd figures that were below what they actually were, Stevie Ray talking about how a Nitro show was being seen by 5,000 people on TV only for Tony Schiavone to make the save that he meant there were 5,000 people in each house watching Nitro - the mistakes, the errors, the trials, the tribulations were so comical it was near on impossible for a competitor NOT to put World Championship Wrestling out of it's misery.

I tuned in week in, week out to WCW for a few reasons;


Sting. No matter how badly Starrcade '97 should have killed his career through absolutely woeful match booking OR Hulk Hogan politics, they could never really kill Sting
Chris Benoit
Eddie Guerrero
Raven
Chris Jericho
Dean Malenko
Rey Mysterio Jr
Juventud Guerrera
"Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Arn Anderson
The rest of the great influx of foreign talent - Ultimo Dragon, Jushin Thunder Liger, La Parka, Yuji Nagata, Masahiro Chono, The Great Muta, Chavo Guerrero Jr and others


They were the stars. They were the heroes. Not Kevin Nash. Not Scott Hall. Not Hollywood Hogan. Not Eric Bischoff. Not Vince Russo. Not Kevin Sullivan. Not Scott Steiner who received his biggest push due to people genuinely being fearful of him. Not Sid Vicious. Not Randy Savage. At various stages, I marked out for practically all of those men, but most of them I marked out for in the 80s, or early 90s. The business is cyclical, it needs revolving, new talent need to be put over. Benoit, Guerrero, Raven, Mysterio Jr and the likes should have been the men who were main eventing by the mid to end period of 1998. The foundation was laid. The New World Order needed to be killed off. The very foundation to do was slap bang right in front of them, it was too obvious. And it would have allowed for Chris Benoit to take the reigns. That foundation was the New World Order. But due to egos, and straight out shocking booking, and hatred for the man who embodied WCW most - Ric Flair - that never came to fruition. The main focus needed to change back to what WCW, the NWA, Mid Atlantic, Jim Crockett Promotions and Georgia Championship Wrestling seemed to mostly always be about - wrestling.

Me personally? And why I'm like a few hardcore WCW fans who never lost the fire? I grew up watching Hulk Hogan battle Andre the Giant. I grew up watching Mr Perfect. I grew up watching Jake the Snake Roberts. I grew up watching Macho Man Randy Savage and the Ultimate Warrior. In my neck of the woods all we ever got was the World Wrestling Federation. Then, a new world was promoted to us down under - World Championship Wrestling. Good wrestling. Cruiserweight carnage. All the abovementioned. The initial stagings of the New World Order. No doubt, it was great in 1996, still good in 1997, by 1998 it was past it's due date, in 2001, it was almost an in house joke that it kept resurfacing. Despite all that, even at the end, there was a place for WCW. It could have, and should have been the defining moment of even the World Wrestling Federation. It should have been the biggest fued of all time. It didn't eventuate. I mean hell, one of the key players in World Championship Wrestling jobbed out to the Undertaker's wife for God's sakes. WCW should still be alive, Vince McMahon should have proven that he could live up to his comment on the final Nitro that he could turn WCW if he wanted to. Either he didn't want to, and his investors have a good right to know why he didn't maximise WWF's profitability, or he too, couldn't. Raw V Smackdown doesn't have the same bite. ECW does nothing for me. It was never as big as World Championship Wrestling. Yet it sits on the shelf, collecting dust. Yes, the McMahon's won the war, they are the kings of wrestling. But again, the losers? You, me and anyone else who wants a competitive industry that makes the competitors give the best product available to stay in business. That's what any competitive industry should be about.

So while Death of WCW? has had somewhat of a hiatus, it will be back in full colour soon, ready to try and right the wrongs. It may be trivial, it may not even be entirely accurate or well simulated, but it's my way of touching up how I feel WCW could be so much better even in 2001. Big stars, putting over younger, more energetic talent, and the usual suspects...

deimos_masque
11-29-2006, 10:29 AM
Amen! I'm almost misty eyed to read this. Alot of people try to claim that no good ever came out of WCW and that alot of us are crazy for missing it at all. But even at the end of the line there was some greatness, the Cruiserweight division was fun till the end, Booker T in the main event, Scott Steiner and the Magnificent 7, hell even Ernest Miller as "Commisioner" were all great things to watch.

Yeah there was crap but everything has crap, it was our crap dammit, and I miss it more and more every day. This Dynasty has been a great tribute and a wonderful look at what could have been.

I cannot wait till it returns.

cmdrsam
11-30-2006, 12:54 AM
Ill second the Amen. I tue grew up watching Hogan/Andre. The Horsemen, Mr. Perfect,etc,etc. Also remember the Lawler/Kaufman fued. Lived in Savanah TN when that was going on. God I was so gullible. Beleived Lawler hated Kaufman and Etc. LOL. Anyways I have enjoyed your work here sir. Been reading Death of WCW myself and was dissmayed by the events. Kinda clears thigns up for me. And you are correct WCW should still be here today but the total disregard to the fan base is what really killed it in my opinion. But it sure was a hell of a run wasnt it?

tristram
12-01-2006, 12:35 AM
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WCW Friday Fire, Friday Week 4, 2001
Live from the Nutter Centre, Dayton, Ohio
Live on CBS

We demand respect!


At the top of the show, WCW World Heavyweight Champion "Positively" Chris Kanyon and "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump
Storm into the office of WCW President, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Big Poppa Pump looks flustered and annoyed
Kanyon pulls back his expensive looking sunglasses and smiles peering into the eyes of the "Nature Boy"
He tells Flair that as much as he tries to screw him over, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship still rests with "Positively" Chris Kanyon
And that Ric Flair is a washed up has been
Flair laughs, and asks what Big Poppa Pump is here for
Big Poppa Pump tells Flair that he's sick and tired of being held back for the good boys club
He says that a few of the boys in the back agree with Big Poppa Pump, that he's getting screwed over
Flair hears a knock on the door, and calls the person in
It is none other than number one WCW World Heavyweight Championship contendor Bill Goldberg
Chris Kanyon smirk turns to one of a look of discomfort
Flair asks Goldberg what he can do for him
Goldberg smirks too
"Blood"
"Pain"
"Misery"
Flair says he has an idea
Kanyon and Big Poppa Pump want respect
But back in his day respect wasn't given out on a golden platter
But earnt
And that Goldberg wants to inflict... pain
He asks Goldberg if he's thinking what Flair is thinking...
Goldberg walks up to Kanyon and Big Poppa Pump...
"YOU'RE NEXT!"
Flair WOOOOO's
And also tells Goldberg that tonight he can pick a partner of his choice to go two on two in tonight's main event
Kanyon and Big Poppa Pump look highly irate as they storm out of Ric Flair's Presidential Suite


A*

WCW Cruiserweight Championship
"Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels (c) v "The Real Deal" AJ Styles


Christopher Daniels has been on a real roll of late and is starting to make a real name for himself
AJ Styles is still relatively green but beginning to become noticed amongst WCW fans
Both are recognised for their exuberant and over the top wrestling style
It's catching fire
On Fire
The match was so quick paced
It was like watching basketball go end to end
It was like watching the Harlem Globe Trotters play themselves
Skill and finesse
And class
Daniels looked to signal to the crowd for the Angels Wings, but AJ Styles came from behind and delivered a brilliant twisting neckbreaker off the top rope!
1...2....3!
WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!


C-

The Army of Darkness React


Post match, the ring area fills with steam and smoke
Once all the gray clears, Kevin Sullivan is seen at the top of the ramp, and Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome are in the ring
Sullivan orders closing off the light at the end of the tunnel?
Judras nod
And clothesline AJ Styles
POWERBOMB From Mike Awesome!


B-

"Nature Boy" Reacts


"Nature Boy" Ric Flair comes from underneath the big screen, and blindsides Kevin Sullivan!!
He tells Mike Awesome to remember whose boss around here
The true limosine riding, jet stealing, profiling, space mountain, son of a gun ... WOOOO Nature Boy Ric Flair
So tonight, Mike Awesome, lets see how good you really are, against Dustin Rhodes!


C+

Mike Awesome v Dustin Rhodes


The son of the American Dream came to the ring to only a slight pop
His career is on somewhat of a downward spiral I suspect
Mike Awesome took some initial punishment from Dustin Rhodes
But soon enough the former ECW Champion had control
And in not too long, was able to hit yet another Awesome Power Bomb!
1...2...3!


C

Vader injured


Backstage, Mike Sanders and Sting are in their dressing room when Vader bowls through the door
He has a lot of blood drip down his forehead, and he's struggling to stay afoot
Sanders asks whats wrong
Vader struggles to get it out...
GIANT....
GIANT...
....
....
Sting nods
Sanders tells Vader that the true franchise of WCW will fix Giant's big red wagon


A

Sting v The Giant


Giant came to the ring laughing
Sting came down with a very serious look on his face
He pointed his illustrious baseball bat at the Giant, who laughed
He snatched the bat from Sting, and threw it to ringside
He then threw Sting into the corner
From there he worked him over relentlessly
Pounding him
Punching him
Headbutting him
Treating him like a rag doll
Giant tried a few nonchalent covers
And some serious covers
But Sting's passion wouldn't give in
Sting did regain his feet when Giant show boated to the fans
And once he did that he began to run the big man around
From corner to corner
Side to side
And a couple of Stinger Splashes
Sting howled to the crowd
And went for another Stinger Splash
No one home....
Sting spun around...
CHOKESLAM!!!
1....2.....3


A

Goldberg finds his partner


Backstage, Goldberg entered "Undertaker's Morgue"
Undertaker was sawing on some wood for a new coffin
Goldberg walked up to him
But Undertaker did not want to be interrupted until he was finished
Eventually after Undertaker finished he looked up, with his eyes rolled back in his head
Goldberg looked at him, even slightly in fear
"Big Poppa Pump... Kanyon.... THEY'RE NEXT.... You want some?"
Taker didn't respond
He was emotionless
Eventually he nodded.... slowly
The Undertaker will team with Goldberg tonight!


A*

WCW Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera v "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn


One of the real master class wrestling shows going around today
These two athletes equal great matches
Night in, night out
It should be no different at WCW Wanted: Dead or Alive
Juventud has made 20 successful defences of the strap
Jerry Lynn is the number one contendor
And desperate to hold the coveted strap
To be the first man to end Juvi's biggest wrestling streak
This was fast
This was quick
This was fluent
Jerry Lynn tells a story better than most in ring
And combines that with a great all round wrestling package
Juventud Guerrera is a brilliant high flier
And together they gel so well
This match went all over the show
And even into the crowd
The referee tried to allow it to roll on
Very slowly counting the ten count
But neither man was interested in getting back into the ring
And therefore the match ended in a double count out


B+

Mick Foley interrupts


After the match was thrown out, "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam and "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer came to the ring
Rob Van Dam told the fans that he was sick and tired of the Hardcore Evolution
Tommy Dreamer told the fans that you don't need a patch in a gang to earn the respect he has earnt of being the Innovator of Violence
The Hardcore Evolution music hit, and out came Mick Foley, and his pupils, WCW Hardcore Champion Rhino and The Homicidal, Genocidal, Suicidal, Death Defying Maniac Sabu
Foley told Rob Van Dam and Tommy Dreamer that talk was cheap
And it wasn't the hardcore way either
The hardcore way was to break bones, spill blood, end careers and cash cheques
He said at Wanted: Dead or Alive, all those things would happen
Tommy Dreamer and Rob Van would get broken bones
Tommy Dreamer and Rob Van Dam would get blood spilt
But his clients would collect the wins and collect the cheques...
Have a Nice Day!


C+

Lance Storm and "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr v "The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page and WCW United States Champion "The Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett


Torrie Wilson came to ringside as well
Diamond Dallas Page blew a kiss to her, and Lance Storm took exception and the match was therefore on for young and old
There is bad blood definitely between those two
And an intense rivalry between Jarrett and Mysterio
Lance Storm's career has been on a recent upside
And he is starting to become noticed again in the wrestling world as a real contendor to the top echelon of the wrestling ranks
He is a very complete wrestler
Diamond Dallas Page is a hard worker, experienced, but with a cunning eye to go for the short cut
Jarrett falls into much the same category
Whereas Rey Mysterio is the speed machine
He takes flight more than a Boeing 747
The match featured a lot of intense action between the different fuedees
Storm and Rey largely ended up being on the receiving end
Storm and Rey tried getting it going
But DDP and Jeff Jarrett used a lot of short cuts and the ring itself to cut down the opportunities
Rey Mysterio was in all sorts of bother
He was being worked over mercilessly
And was unable to get to the corner for the tag
The fans tried to chant...
REY...
REY...
REY...
Woops, sorry he's a vanilla midget who's mask isn't marketable right?
He eventually got the tag!
In came Storm!
He cleaned out Page!!
But hang on, the referee didn't see the tag and forced Storm out
Allowing DDP and Jarrett to come in behind his back and work over Rey...
THE STROKE!!!
Here's the cover....
1....2....3!!!
Jarrett looked to celebrate, but before he could start, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair came out
He ordered the match to be restarted, as Jarrett was not the legal man
Jarrett looked irate
As did Page
Mysterio hot footed it to the corner and tagged in Storm
Clothesline!
Another clothesline
Page back up... Clothesline
Jarrett back up... Clothesline and out of the ring...
WHAT THE?!
DIAMOND CUTTER FROM LANCE STORM ON DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE!!!
1...2.....3!


A

Booker T gets encouragement


"Nature Boy" Ric Flair walked backstage, strutting moreso happy with his actions
He saw Booker T, who's head was swathed in bandages
Flair told Booker T that no matter what, he was still the player
And that Buff Bagwell was the game
Because...
Don't hate the player...
Hate the game...
WOOOO!!!


B

Sanders talks on behalf of Sting


Pamela Paulshock tried to talk to Sting, who was looking worse for wear, but instead WCW Marketing Manager Mike Sanders took control of the interview
Pamela asked Sanders why he would allign with Sting
Sanders tells Paulshock that Sting is the embodiment of WCW
He's the franchise on which all the young guys can build their career off
Pamela asks Sanders if he'll be able to repay Sting for everything he has done for him
Sanders for once looks seriously....
NEVER!


A

Goldberg and the Undertaker v "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump and WCW World Heavyweight Champion "Positively" Chris Kanyon


Four of the biggest names in the industry today
All with fair claims to the most coveted belt in the game
Currently held by Chris Kanyon, the WCW World Heavyweight Champion
Goldberg, perhaps the man with the most impact in the sport
A match can end in a few seconds courtesy of Goldberg's explosiveness
Undertaker - a hell of a lot of experience, and unrivalled resilience
Kanyon, cunning, knows every trick in the book
The new "Nature Boy?"
And Big Poppa Pump
Unparralleled sheer power
All four have held major belts somewhere
And all four deservedly
The match was very physical
It wasn't what you'd label a technical fantasy by any measure
Goldberg and Taker were strong, but often put into difficult tag predicaments as the referee continously missed cheap tricks from the heels
Surprise surprise
Seriously, these referees need to see their eye specialists
Kanyon looked to work over Undertaker
He even hit the KANYON CUTTER!!!
Cover...1.....2....THR..
NO!!!
HE KICKED OUT!!!
Taker sat up!!!
Kanyon looked on in fear
He tried to kick Undertaker who got straight to his feet
Punch..
No effect
Drop kick...
No effect...
He tagged in Big Poppa Pump
Clothesline
He got straight back up
Big Poppa Pump began begging off
And soon scurried over to Kanyon for a tag
Kanyon wasn't interested but Undertaker threw him in
Taker then tagged in Goldberg...
Who smirked....
SPEAR!!!!
JACKHAMMER!!!
Cover...1....2.....THR!!!
NO!!!!
Big Poppa Pump pulled him off...
But he's clothesilned by Taker!!!
TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!
Goldberg covers Kanyon again...1...2....3!


A*

A sneak attack on Undertaker


Post match, as the Undertaker left the ring, he was attacked by a member of the crowd
Off came off a New York Knicks cap...
STEVE CORINO!!!
Vicious chair shots from Corino!!!
Corino continues the attack as Fire goes off the air!


B+

Rating: A
Attendance, 9,013

Fire drew 3,835,178 on CBS

WCW's popularity is now at 78.7% throughout the US.

tristram
12-01-2006, 12:42 AM
Amen! I'm almost misty eyed to read this. Alot of people try to claim that no good ever came out of WCW and that alot of us are crazy for missing it at all. But even at the end of the line there was some greatness, the Cruiserweight division was fun till the end, Booker T in the main event, Scott Steiner and the Magnificent 7, hell even Ernest Miller as "Commisioner" were all great things to watch.

Yeah there was crap but everything has crap, it was our crap dammit, and I miss it more and more every day. This Dynasty has been a great tribute and a wonderful look at what could have been.

I cannot wait till it returns.

Yeah, there was a lot of things that had a lot of potential. I think the booking was getting slowly, very slowly better at the end. But the cattle was not as good as before. The problem I think really was their peak, 1998, where they didn't advance things to make the next lot of cattle better. I think the real big nail in the coffin came when the Four Horsemen presented a real elite, and strong way to potentially destroy the New World Order with a great mix of charismatic veterans, and some of the best in ring talent in the world in Benoit and Malenko. But through selfish politics and the real in your face hatred of Bischoff and Flair, it didn't eventuate. And that's sad. They'd already slammed some nails into the coffin before that, Sting should have not only won at Starrcade '97, he should have gone over. The difference between the two things is huge. Hulk Hogan never knew the difference. Getting Bret Hart for $3m a year, and not knowing how to use him. Unreal.

But we still had cruiserweights etc., the potential was still there, and in my biased eyes, there was still more potential to market WCW under the WWE banner than there ever was or ever will be to market ECW. No disrespect, but WCW at one stage was the number one promotion and had a lot of market appeal even at the end.

Ill second the Amen. I tue grew up watching Hogan/Andre. The Horsemen, Mr. Perfect,etc,etc. Also remember the Lawler/Kaufman fued. Lived in Savanah TN when that was going on. God I was so gullible. Beleived Lawler hated Kaufman and Etc. LOL. Anyways I have enjoyed your work here sir. Been reading Death of WCW myself and was dissmayed by the events. Kinda clears thigns up for me. And you are correct WCW should still be here today but the total disregard to the fan base is what really killed it in my opinion. But it sure was a hell of a run wasnt it?

I only got to see Lawler/Kaufman on "Man on the Moon". We didn't get any of that down under. It looked good though, certainly seemed to blur the lines and made it look as though kayfabe was alive and well in the central US areas.

I wonder whether we'll see a competitive golden era again, like we did with the age of the territories, and the war between WCW, WWF and ECW?

It's a good book, I hope you're enjoying it. There's a lot of moments where you can laugh, and almost feel like crying at the same time because its funny how bad it got and sad that so many crucial yet fixable problems ended something we obviously all had a profound love for - a strong, competitive wrestling industry.

tristram
12-01-2006, 01:01 AM
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Well, we've seen some interesting comments on what the Death of WCW meant to wrestling fans. The below are some moments mentioned as being nails in the WCW coffin, I'd like to hear your thoughts on how serious these mistakes were, which were the most serious, and what other mistakes were made in your opinion causing the death of a competitive wrestling market.


Starrcade '97. Sting v Hollywood Hogan. Sting is the biggest face in the industry and appears to be the only real rival to the nWo. After the longest build up, Hulk Hogan hits the leg drop. 1...2....3. No kick out. Normal speed count. Bret Hart comes down, knocks Nick Patrick out and restarts the match because the match in his eyes had a fast count ending. Sting regains control after showing no offence previously, puts Hogan in the Scorpion Deathlock. Hogan doesn't tap. Hart asks for the bell claiming Hogan says he quit. Hogan loses, but still wins. Sting is made to look like a fool and joins the rest of WCW as losers to the nWo.
The use of Bret Hart. Turning him heel after potentially being the biggest face out given the recent screwjob? WCW desperately needed some allies, nWo needed to be disbanded, so what did they do? Have Hart become Hogan's lackey.
David Arquette as WCW World Heavyweight Champion
Vince Russo as WCW World Heavyweight Champion
Madusa as WCW Cruiserweight Champion
Oklahoma
Daphne as WCW Cruiserweight Champion
The scrambled storyline that had no one knowing who had power of WCW between Ric Flair and Roddy Piper
Ric Flair winning a match to become WCW President forever, only to have Eric Bischoff to reclaim control by telling everyone he had regained control
The never ended "who drove the hummer" story
The Hulk Hogan "big bald son of a b!tch" shoot/work
Sid Vicious's streak - losing at house shows, but still being like 60-0, then the next week being 67-0 at a Nitro despite jobbing at house shows, then losing by DQ and going to something like 71-0
Jobbing Goldberg to booker Nash
Portrayed Scott Hall as a drunk - when he was one
Investing truck loads of money in Dennis Rodman- having him no show, and then rewarding him with more shows despite being an outhouse wrestler
Hog Wild PPV's - .... where there was 0 ticket sales because it was out in the open, but went on because Bischoff liked checking out Harley's
Believing Ted's money pot would roll on forever
Continuously jobbing Ric Flair out in places like Charlotte, North Carolina
Paying massive money for the likes of DJ Ran, Master P and the No Limit Soldiers
Holding the likes of Lanny Poffo to inflated contracts, and never using them - at one stage over 200 wrestlers under contract
The end of the New Japan alliance due to Eric Bischoff's need to control the New Japan nWo and how it was portrayed over there
Having Big Poppa Pump Steiner Recline 4 cruiserweights at once killing the cruiserweight division
Ernest Miller talking about James Brown, never delivering on his promises, and then James Brown shows up at a PPV unadvertised drawing 0 extra buys because no one knew about it
The whole vanilla midget booking philosophy on Benoit, Jericho, Mysterio, Malenko, Juventud, Guerrero
Allowing Raven to walk out of his contract
Having Randy Savage smack Torrie Wilson in the face
The Chris Jericho thing where he was locked out, the door opened when he pushed it (it was supposed to stay locked) and some numb nutz nearby opened a door trying to find out what Chris Jericho's problem was
The Chris Jericho-Wrath run around, and then walking back having a candid, friendly chat thinking the cameras were off
The night where on Nitro the World Title changed hands I believe from recollection FOUR times
Allowing the likes of Road Warrior Animal to use the Cruiserweights as punching bags again killing off the cruiserweights
The Goldberg "rape" story where he was arrested, and then released because Elizabeth made it up. Goldberg went to a police station initially advertised as being just down the road. However he couldn't make it back within half an hour to the arena to receive his World Title shot.
The finger poke of doom World Title change
Jobbing Vader out easily to the incoming Hulk Hogan after him being near unbeatable
Creative control for the likes of Hogan
Cards where the first hour under Kevin Nash featured no wrestling - on a wrestling show
The entire abomination that was Thunder


What were the most costly mistakes? What other ones can you think of?

It's always an interesting, yet heart wrenching topic.

Basmat01
12-01-2006, 05:51 AM
I personally believe the biggest mistake Bishoff and WCW did was signing most of the "maineventers" to creative control contracts. as if it wasnt going to course some problems

I bet WCW wouldnt of been so bad backstage if they didnt have Hogan and that calling the shots!

I was a hugh WCW fan and I didnt know about Sid losing at house shows lol I always thought it was weird that one week he was at 50 wins than the next week he was on 57 wins

You know what I would really enjoy if you wrote something on the good things that happend in WCW. It always seems the bad things over shadow the good things that happend with the company

cmdrsam
12-01-2006, 08:21 AM
Yeah the Kauffman thign was quite a feat to pull off but hell I was a snot nosed kid too so,,lol. I am enjoying the book. It brings back a lot of memories both good and bad about the past. I might get nailed but I liked the finger point of doom. Felt it was a major swerve. Unfortantly at that time however NWO was just a watered down version of The Horseman. But it still got you to talk about it which is what their job was right?. Arquette as champ,,,yeah major tune off. Forgot about abot Steiner sqaushing the cruiserweights like that. Normally would not have a problem with that as long as they got some measure of revenge. But alas,,a no go. As Basmat stated to many wrestlers creative control and those said wrestler not putting on decent shows. Ah,, the list can go on and on. Should a ,,would a ,,could a, But atleast WCW lives here. Again a great work and read as well sir. I tip my hat to you.

keefmoon
12-01-2006, 09:14 AM
First off, please don't take what I'm about to say as me not being a WCW fan, because I favoured WCW through the Monday Night Wars, which was unusual as I'm British and the television coverage here favoured WWF (as I remember it). Honestly, I loved WCW and wish so much that it hadn't died.

However, I believe the first steps to it dying were what made it the mega power in the first place. To compete originally with WWF, the like of Nash, Hall and Hogan were needed. The nWo thing to start off was in my opinion the greatest angle in history. But WCW didn't have the pull of WWF. Yes, it had money, but the likes of Hogan wouldn't wanna sign for a company with (in TEW terms) less prestige. What if they got jobbed out for a smaller company? What would be the point leaving WWF? The creative control thing I think was a neccisity to compete with WWF at the start.

But ultimately, the line between putting it in a contract that they can say no to certain decisions and letting them run the whole damn thing is suprisingly thin if those with C.C have egos the size of Hogans. And once the old school hoss style mega stars were in control, the future of the company (vanilla midgets) never stood a chance. Personally, that's my opinion on the basis of the death of WCW. They were clearly many, many things that also helped the death of WCW(Russo as booker etc) but the ball started rolling with the power of guys like Nash. And also, many of the problems relate back to their power (fingerpoke of doom, Starrcade etc.) But that's just my opinion.

And oh yeah, still a great diary man. :)

mystic
12-01-2006, 11:25 AM
while it is nothing compared to the ones listed, the fact that Nitro was replayed right after the main showing was a strange move on their part.

during their 3 hour shows, I ended up just watching the first hour of nitro then switching to Raw and when the show was over I fliped back and watched the replay of nitro.

one not listed would have to be eric calling out vince on nitro because back then during the "real war" (not this tna attempt against the wwe) fans could flip to raw for the next few weeks to see if Vince would answer thus move away from nitro.

jagilki
12-01-2006, 11:59 AM
I will say, I loved the Hog/Road Wild PPV's, for the simple fact they were the only PPV's ever to tak place near where I live. (I went to two of them.)

sebsplex
12-01-2006, 01:22 PM
There's a whole essay I (and most people I imagine) could probably write about what WCW did wrong. The most basic and crucial point for me however was the use of older "name" wrestlers and the creative control granted to them. The big names that were needed initially to gain interest needed to eventually were too dominant, too ever-present where it mattered and whereas the WWE(F) had managed to create new stars like The Rock, Stone Cold, etc, any such progress in WCW was generally hampered by the refusal of the likes of Hogan, Nash & co to step aside when it really mattered. Those few workers who managed to break through (Goldberg would be the easiest example) or started gathering momentum (the aforementioned Sting debacle) but even he was hurt by bad booking decisions, much like the nWo angle turned sour for similar booking (and egos). Wasting the likes of Jericho, Benoit, Eddie, was really the final nail in the proverbial coffin as WCW.

Simply put, WCW died because it never evolved.

Oh and also in the mistakes of WCW, you could have listed the Hogan/Warrior confrontation on Nitro.

"I dominated that which was once... un-dom-in-a-ble!"

Genius. All two hours of it... or at least, it felt that long.

keefmoon
12-01-2006, 04:06 PM
Simply put, WCW died because it never evolved.


Bingo.

tristram
12-01-2006, 11:33 PM
Great posts guys.

I think you hit the nail on the head sebs, it never evolved. WWF seemed to always rotate through its main eventers - guys either moved on or were moved down the card. The likes of Steve Austin, the Rock, Undertaker etc. all had fantastic runs in the main event, but they didn't drop the bundle and hog the limelight.

I agree that the finger poke of doom in some ways was a bit of a swerve, but, I think even at that stage people were tired of seeing Hulk Hogan as the lead man for WCW. Even at that stage I think people demanded Benoit main eventing against Sting, Bret Hart, Eddie Guerrero etc. They wanted to see Hogan back putting over Guerrero, Benoit, and making a new frontier of main eventers. I think if someone like Bret Hart had have delivered the finger poke of doom, and we then had a period of good to great main eventing opposing Hart that'd have acceptable.

And certainly, another comment about how there is a large range of negative publicity surrounding WCW but a lack of positive press is very true. The cruiserweight division was always great. The Sting/nWo storyline was one of the greatest, if not the greatest storyline ever until the ending. The roster assembled was arguably the greatest roster ever assembled. Goldberg's rise was fantastic. The history of the Four Horsemen was phenomonal.

All of your great comments sort of begs the inevitable question then, was WCW terminally ill, or was it savable? And if it had turned terminally ill, what was the moment that sealed its fate?

cmdrsam
12-02-2006, 12:23 AM
WCW was terminal the moment the started with the mass turnover to the NWO faction. Savable,,yes and no. Yes it was savable if the boss would of just said hey,,signing Hogan,etc, was a mistake. Lets cut the losses now and see if we can turn this ship around. No by the meaning of noone wanted that kind of meeting to present to the boss. You see yes WCW died when they did not start to bring in new faces to the main event. But also I feel they did not understand thier fan base. It was wrestling first sprinkle storyline etc. They started try WWF/E style by story first then sprinkle a match or 2. Im sorry When Nash booked a complete hours worth of show with all angle/storyline and not one,,not one match, that did them in. On a side note. TNA I felt up untill few weeks ago kinda was old style WCW. Now I fear they are down the same old track. WWF/E is a master of what they do. You dont beat them at that style. You come up with somethign differnt. But Ill stop the rambling on that note. Just my 2 cents.

tristram
12-02-2006, 01:03 AM
WCW was terminal the moment the started with the mass turnover to the NWO faction. Savable,,yes and no. Yes it was savable if the boss would of just said hey,,signing Hogan,etc, was a mistake. Lets cut the losses now and see if we can turn this ship around. No by the meaning of noone wanted that kind of meeting to present to the boss. You see yes WCW died when they did not start to bring in new faces to the main event. But also I feel they did not understand thier fan base. It was wrestling first sprinkle storyline etc. They started try WWF/E style by story first then sprinkle a match or 2. Im sorry When Nash booked a complete hours worth of show with all angle/storyline and not one,,not one match, that did them in. On a side note. TNA I felt up untill few weeks ago kinda was old style WCW. Now I fear they are down the same old track. WWF/E is a master of what they do. You dont beat them at that style. You come up with somethign differnt. But Ill stop the rambling on that note. Just my 2 cents.

Completely agree. Kevin Nash infamously labelled the less charismatic but more talented in ring workers "Vanilla Midgets". How that'd come back to bite him and the entire WCW management crew in the backside when most of those vanilla midgets ended up in the WWF all at once, and one of the final rusty nails was nailed into the coffin accordingly. Gee, WCW had some woeful bookers, Nash was certainly one, when you see reports of shows and you see things like Match ended in DQ after 1:53, and you see its two talented workers being attacked by Nash's mates, and that's the only wrestling in the first hour, something's horribly wrong.

The core base of WCW, from a non-American perspective, was Georgia Championship Wrestling and Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling, which from my limited historical information seemed to be dominated by wrestling first, and angle time second. I think the target market for World Championship Wrestling was very different to the target market of the World Wrestling Federation, but no one ever quite understood that. IIRC, there's a moment where WCW had a Marketing Analyst working for them, who did a series of target groups etc., canvassing WCW followers, former WCW followers, and potential WCW followers, and they all came back wanting more wrestling - that report was nixed and that guy I believe was sacked and moved onto a different section within the Turner Corporation for not understanding wrestling. How ironic is that? He didn't understand wrestling by giving feedback that fans wanted more wrestling.

I think that's all proven when people reminisce about the great parts of WCW, and the same names pop up - Benoit, Jericho, Guerrero, Malenko, Ric Flair, Sting, all the imported cruiserweights like Ultimo Dragon, Jushin Thunder Liger, La Parka etc. The nWo and the like had their spot, but by late 1997 and early 1998 I don't think it was to continue to obliterate the competition, but off the back of Bret Hart's arrival, and what should have been Sting cleanly going over Hollywood Hogan, the nWo's role should have been to put over the WCW talent that demanded to rise to the top. The cream should always rise to the top, no matter how "vanilla"ised that cream is. If that had have happened, the likes of Kevin Nash would have still been receiving big pay days working in amongst the talent.

tristram
12-02-2006, 02:09 AM
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Proudly Presents

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WCW Glycerine, Saturday Week 4, April, 2001
Live from the Florence Civic Center, Florence, South Carolina
Live on NBC

The Undertaker issues a morbid warning


At the top of the show, a vignette is played of the Undertaker
He is working tirelessly in his morgue
Sawing
Drilling
Sanding
Polishing
He drops the lid onto the casket
Which has inscribed in gold
"Steve Corino - Rest In Peace - Left this world at Wanted: Dead or Alive"
The Undertaker rolls his eyes back, sending a warning to Steve Corino


A*

WCW Cruiserweight Championship
"The Real Deal" AJ Styles (c) v "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels v "Sugar" Shane Helms v Jamie Knoble


A four way match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship, with the newly crowned AJ Styles receiving a reasonable pop as he came to the ring
Daniels tried to trash talk him in his face, but Jamie Knoble attacked with a low drop kick to get the match on the road
None of these men like to slow down
None of these men mind tumbling
And fans of moves such as suicide planchas and asai moonsaults would have been in their glory with this match
Three of the four men have held the coveted WCW Cruiserweight Championship, and Jamie Knoble looked desperately keen to add his name to the list
But as he started to get confident, Christopher Daniels hit the Angels Wings on him
He also hit the Angels Wings on Shane Helms!
But AJ Styles came from the top rope and surprised him with a hurricanrana
He hooked his leg for a pin attempt...1...2....3!!! AJ Styles retains!


C-

YOU'RE NEXT


Backstage, Goldberg reviewed footage from Fire where himself and the Undertaker dealt to Chris Kanyon and Big Poppa Pump
The cameras focussed on the glazed look of the WCW Heavyweight Champion who lay in the ring in shock
Goldberg merely laughed
"YOU'RE NEXT!"
And then stormed off


A

Goldberg v Johnny The Bull


The commentators hyped that Goldbegr was keen to show Chris Kanyon what he was in store for at Wanted: Dead or Alive
But to do that, he must get past Johnny the Bull
They hyped Johnny the Bull's impressive physique, and the high hopes the WCW Powerplant has for him
However, he was no match for Goldberg
Spear
Jackhammer
SPLAT
1...2....3


A

"Positively" Chris Kanyon makes his presence known


The commentators told us we were going to break immediately to breaking action backstage
It was in the Presidential Suite where "Nature Boy" Ric Flair was being pounded on mercilessly by "Positively" Chris Kanyon
Kanyon told the bloodied WCW President that this was no longer Flair territory
But Kanyon territory
And that Kanyon was going to make mince meat of Sting tongiht to show Goldberg, and Ric Flair, why the belt would not be changing hands at Wanted: Dead or Alive


A

WCW Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera (c) v Randy Orton


Juventud put his WCW Television Championship on the line in his mandatory defence against young up and comer Randy Orton
Orton has been gaining some recogntion of lately, and was even featured in the WCW Magazine last week
He's been talked about on various web forums as being the next big thing in world wrestilng
Juvi though currently IS the hottest commodity
He's on a Goldberg-esque streak, having made 21 successful defences of the Television Championship
Just a few short months ago, he was without a contract
Now he's one of the hottest stars in pro wrestling
Orton tried as many cheap tricks as he could to try to hinder Juvi
But eventually he was no match for the speed and agility of Juvi who ran Randy ragged
Eventually winning courtesy of the... JUVI DRIVER...1...2....3!


A

Sanders talks up Sting


Backstage, the WCW Marketing Director was in the dressing room of his coveted idol, Sting
Sanders was all hype, jumping around like a cat in a hat waiting to be let out
Sting was his usual quiet self, pondering, unemotively
Sanders told Sting that tonight he was going to be a 7 time...7 time... WCW World Heavyweight Champion


A

Vader, "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr, "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe, and WCW World Tag Team Champions The Filthy Animals Konnan and Billy Kidman v The Giant, "The Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett, "The Franchise" Shane Douglas, and The Army of Darkness Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome


Five on five action on Glyercine
You don't even get this sort of action on your favourite adult DVD's
Okay, maybe on some, but most of them are pretty ordinary
(So I've been told)
So much energy and hatred amongst this lot
Vader can't stand the Giant
The tag team championships will be on the line at Wanted: Dead or Alive between the Army of Darkness and The Filthy Animals
Jeff Jarrett's US Championship will again go on the line at Wanted: Dead or Alive against Rey Mysterio Jr
And Samoa Joe recently broke the nose of Shane Douglas
...legit
The tensions were high
And certainly the esculation of that was not controlled in the ring
You can really feel for WCW Referees when this amount of carnage is on offer
It's hard enough to focus on one on one action
And while that's good on DVD, oh I'm sorry, VHS, 2 on 1 is better yet
But I digress
The loser?
The poor little rag doll
Rey Mysterio Jr, who put on a hell of a display trying to outrun Giant
But eventually he fell prey to... THE CHOKESLAM...1...2....3!


B+

Another tag team exhibition on the way


After the commercial break, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump, and "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner, with their manager Eric Bischoff came to the ring
Big Poppa Pump posed
The fans booed
Rick Steiner told the fans he thought they were barking up the wrong booing the Steiner Brothers
He said they should be grateful that they'd been so loyal to WCW for so many years, and had been the pillar of the greatest tag division ever assembled
Big Poppa Pump told the fans that he honestly was loyal to Ric Flair, and took heed to his words
And that he wanted to give back to WCW
So tonight, was another phase in the education of the tag team ranks about the power and discipline needed to become the best of the best
Like the Steiners
Holla, if you hear me


A

The Steiner Brothers v Oppositely Hardcore ("Screamin" Norman Smiley and Crowbar)


This week on the lunch menu, I mean these week's opponents, Norman Smiley and Crowbar
Man, can Norman Smiley scream
He scream's better than Jenna
Well not quite
He's a hell of a wrestler though
He's ferociously underrated in my books
But alas, as expected, Oppositely Hardcore were cannon fodder as The Steiner Recliner was applied to Crowbar who submitted


B

"Nature Boy" Ric Flair Press Conference


Backstage, Ric Flair attended an official Press Conference
His head was bandaged up, and he had a bruise under his left eye
He told the press that this conference would be short and sweet
And that the official notice he was issuing was that he was sanctioning that the WCW World Heavyweight Championship would not only be on the line between Chris Kanyon and Goldberg at Wanted: Dead or Alive
But also, the title could change hands on disqualification
WOOOO!!!
Because this is FLAIR country
WOOOO!!!
And Chris Kanyon, you don't mess with space mountain!


A*

"The King of Bling Bling" wants to fine tune


After the commercial break, "The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page came to the ring
He told fans that stocks were high, and as such, to celebrate he was in such a good, frisky mood that he was issuing an open chalennge to any chump in the back who wanted a couple of minutes on TV against the "King of Bling Bling"
....
....
..
....
TOME....
TOME....
...TOME...
And out came Undertaker, Diamond Dallas Page gulped in horror, as Taker made his way to the ring


A*

"The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page v The Undertaker


DDP tried to back his way out of the match, getting on his knees to apologise, and then quickly trying to roll out of the ring
..but he was quickly rolled back into the lion's den by Lance Storm!
DDP tried to get some cheap shots in
But there was little holding back from the Undertaker
Taker was here for a tune up himself
He was here to send a message to Steve Corino
And he did just that...
TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER...
1...2....3!


A*

Sting video


A video package aired showing some of the career achievements of Sting
It highlighted that he was a six time WCW World Heavyweight Champion
And that Chris Kanyon was going up against one of the very best ever


B+

WCW World Heavyweight Championship
"Positively" Chris Kanyon (c) v Sting


One of the most prolific wrestlers in WCW history
Against the current WCW World Heavyweight Champion
What a main event for Glycerine
Wonder if it's ever achieve the epic heights of the finger poke of doom title change?
Or Vince Russo's title win?
Or David Arquette's title win?
Well, it surpassed all that
The match wasn't the longest match in living history
And certainly it wasn't long by some of Sting's standards
But it was inetnse
Sting brought his A-Game
But unfortunately it wasn't enough
As Chris Kanyon pushed out of a Scorpion Death Drop, just as the crowd thought Sting was ablout to get to his seventh title reign, and Kanyon hit... The Flatliner...1....2.....3!


A*

Goldberg comes to Sting's aid


Post match, Goldberg came to the aid of Sting
Kanyon escaped to the commentary table, telling Tony Schiavone that indeed "this was the greatest win in the history of our sport"
I like it
Take that Tony, biatch
Just as Goldberg helped Sting to his feet, Kanyon came into the ring and blasted Goldberg to the back of the head with a steel chair as Glycerine went off the air!!!


A

Attendence: 9,966
Rating: A*
Glycerine drew 3,370,578 viewers on NBC

WCW's US Popularity has risen to 78.9% in all areas.

tristram
12-02-2006, 05:03 PM
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From World Championship Wrestling Secretary to the Board of Directors, Al Fresco

Courtesy of wcw.com

Last night at WCW Glycerine, Ric Flair announced that the WCW World Heavyweight Championship match at Wanted: Dead or Alive, next month, would be a no disqualifaction match. However, at the time of the announcement, this was unsanctioned by the World Championship Wrestling Board of Directors.

Last night after the show, due to the potential impact this could have on the industry, an extraordinary board meeting was called and invitations were also extended to WCW World Heavyweight Champion, "Positively" Chris Kanyon, number one contendor Bill Goldberg, and Ric Flair himself. All three attended. All WCW directors were in attendence.

Mr. Ric Flair was quizzed by the board as to whether his announcement was spurred by personal rage at Mr. Kanyon for an attack at WCW Glycerine. The minutes of the meeting reveal the following response from Mr. Flair;

"Half yes, half no. Chris Kanyon needs to learn the principles and ideals of wrestling in a world class promotion such as World Championship Wrestling. Night after night, week after week, as the holder of the NWA Heavyweight Championship I would wrestle half hour to an hour, every single time. And you learnt that all your wars would be finalised in the centre of the squared circle. That's what makes the belt he currently holds the most prestigious title in any sports field anywhere. You also have to learn dignified respect for those in higher positions. As WCW President, I don't think it is an acceptable for an employee of World Championship Wrestling to physically attack me."

Mr. Kanyon was quick to rebute;

"Hold on a second Ric. Respect is a double edged sword. You have to earn it. I don't care what you did in the ice ages, you haven't earnt it from me. This decision is proposterous, and hopefully the Board of Directors will overturn your decision."

Mr. Goldberg was asked his opinion on the matter.

"I don't care whether it's no disqualification or not. Either way Kanyon, YOU'RE NEXT!"

The men got into a shoulder to shoulder confrontation, eyeing each other off before Ric Flair and four members of the WCW Board of Directors were able to step in and prevent any melee' that would have resulted in disciplinary action under the constitution of the WCW Board of Directors.

Through the night, the WCW Board of Directors earnestly argued and debated the case presented to them. The decision was held up as the board was unable to unanamously come up with a decision. The end vote was a hung jury, an even 50/50 split between sanctioning it as a no disqualification match or overturning the decision. A final decision will be made and presented at the next edition of WCW Glycerine.

Yours Faithfully,

On behalf of the World Championship Wrestling Board of Directors,

Al Fresco.

tristram
12-02-2006, 10:11 PM
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Proudly Presents


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WCW Monday Nitro, Monday, May 1, 2001
Live from the North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, South Carolina

Announcement from the WCW Board of Directors


The commentary team recapped that the WCW Board of Directors called an extraordinary meeting of the Directors immediately following Glycerine
The topic on the agenda was the announcement from Ric Flair that the Chris Kanyon v Goldberg WCW World Heavyweight Championship match at Wanted: Dead or Alive would be a no disqualification match, or that the title could change hands on count of disqualification
The WCW Board of Directors were uanble to make any resolution as to whether or not this would be sanctioned, but following further discussion a decision will be pending and made at the next edition of Glycerine


A*

"Big Sexy" Kevin Nash, "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer, "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe and Booker T v Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell, WCW Hardcore Champion Rhino, "Franchise" Shane Douglas and Chavo Guerrero Jr


An eight man match to start off another edition of Nitro
Featuring the return from injury for former WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Booker T
And he was keenly pursuing Buff Bagwell
So much so that early on in the match they separated from the match and began brawilng down the aisle
The end came after all remaining six men got even offence, when the Innovator of Offence, Tommy Dreamer was able to hit the Dreamer DDT on Shane Douglas...1...2....3!


B+

Goldberg interview


A pre-recorded interview with "Mean" Gene Okerlund and WCW World Heavyweight Championship number one contendor Goldberg was aired
Okerlund asked Goldberg what his thoughts on the no disqualification stipulation were and the pending decision to sanction it by the WCW Board of Directors
Goldberg told Gene that he didn't care
He didn't care if they had to fight in a cage
In a street brawl
In a gravy pool
Or in hell in a cell
And he didn't care whether it was a no disqualification match, whether the title could change hands on the count of a disqualification, or whether it was a normal match
He couldn't be sure what sort of match it would be
What he could be sure of was that Kanyon...YOU'RE NEXT!


A*

The Steiner Challenge Continues


The Steiner brothers came to the ring with Eric Bischoff
"Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump said they were to do their weekly service to WCW by teaching another pack of Steiner wannabes the art of tag team wrestling
Rick Steiner told the crowd that there was no better force in tag team wrestling, past, present, dead or alive to compare to the Steiner Brothers
Big Poppa Pump told the backstage crew to find a couple of hopefuls and send them out
Holla...if you hear me


B+

The Steiner Brothers v Beauty and the Beast ("The Animal" Dave Bautista and Randy Orton


Their opponents this time - the youthful team of Randy Orton and Dave Bautista
They've been gaining some notice throughout the wrestling world
The Steiner's were dominant early, but their opponents wouldn't stay down
Infact at various stages it appeared as if Bautista and Orton were the one's holding control of the match
Eventually though Rick Steiner gained control for his team
He hit the Bulldog on Orton!!!
1...2....THR...
KICK OUT!!!
Rick Steiner remonstrated with Charles Robinson...
Inside cradle from Orton..1...2....3!!!!!
The Steiner's have been beaten!!!!


A

The Steiner's demand revenge!


After the match as Beauty and the Beast slide to the floor, Big Poppa Pump asks for a microphone
He tells Beauty and the Beast they got lucky
But perhaps they won't be so lucky at Wanted: Dead or Alive
At least, that is if they have the guts
Jimmy Hart picked up his megaphone and told the Steiner's They're Ready to Rock and Roll Baby!


B+

"Nature Boy" Ric Flair talks about the events of Glycerine


Backstage, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair met up with Pamela Paulshock in front of the Nitro logo
Pamela asked Ric if he felt his authority was being undermined
Flair told Pamela Paulshock that no one could undermine the Nature Boy
It didn't matter whether it was Jim Herd
It didn't matter if it was Jim Crockett
It didn't matter if it was Eric Bischoff
The Nature Boy always ended up stylin and proflin
WOOO!!!
Paulshock asked why Flair had made the decision he had at Glycerine
Flair told Pamela that he had evidence that proved that Chris Kanyon was going to hit Goldberg with a chairshot at Wanted: Dead or Alive in the hope that the referee would disqualify him, noting that the World Title cannot change on no disqualifcation
Therefore, if the Board of Directors see fit, we will either have a no disqualification free for all, or the title will be able to change on disqualification
WOOOO!!!!


A*

WCW Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera (c) v "The Beast from the East" Bam Bam Bigelow


Bam Bam Bigelow once touted that his career was in memory of Bruiser Brody
I wonder whether Bruiser Brody would settle for the recent career Bam Bam's had?
Chances are probably not
But here he got his opportunity in challenging Juventud Guerrera for the WCW Television Championship
For a big man Bam Bam is frighteningly athletic
But even so, not agile enough for a daredevil like Juventud Guerrera
Bam Bam tried to keep up with Juvi
But the perspiration and heavy breathing gave signs that Juvi's brilliant cardio fitness tied with his superior speed was taking its toll
Eventually Juvi was able to hit a wonderful springboard hurricanrana...he hooked the legs...1...2....3!


B+

The Undertaker trail of destruction


A video played highlighting the Undertaker's recent relentless trail of destruction
Many many slow shots of the Tombstone Piledriver were shown
With the head smashing against the canvas
The eyes rolling back in the head
Lights out
And the three count


A*

The Undertaker v "King of Old School" Steve Corino


The wiley experience and danger of the Undertaker
Versus the no holds barred bravado of Steve Corino
Steve Corino has publically announced that he expects to be the man to end the reign of darkness of the Undertaker
Everyone knows that'll be one hell of a feat should he achieve it
There's just as good a chance, if not a stronger chance of Steve Corino leaving via wooden box at Wanted: Dead or Alive
Very aptly named for his opponent really
Is that an omen?
The match was surprisingly dominated by Corino who used as many short cuts, if not cheap tricks, he could to gain ascendency
However, eventually the Undertaker sat up, and looked all business
Which was the sign for Corino to slide out of the ring and make a run for the exit
The match was won by Undertaker by countout


A*

"Positively" Chris Kanyon appeals to the Board of Directors


Backstage, WCW World Heavyweight Champion, "Positively" Chris Kanyon made a public appeal to the WCW Board of Directors
He told them how he was honest man
A man who was brought up on solid principles and morals
A man that had achieved everything possible in the sport by virtue of hard working and innovation of offence
He told the WCW Board of Directors that Ric Flair was a cheat, and a charleton
THis was received by thunderous boos from the Flair country crowd
He reminded the Board of Directors that Ric Flair himself called himself the dirtiest player in the game, and this was just another part of it
He said he would win on his own merits, and therefore they had no cause to make any adjustments to the match
After all - who better dan Kanyon!


A*

Goldberg v Sean O'Haire


Goldberg's meal tonight
I mean opponent tonight
Former US Heavyweight Champion Sean O'Haire
Sean O'Haire is a very menacing wrestler
He means business
But this was no different
Spear
Jackhammer
Splat
1...2...3


A

Goldberg tells Kanyon what he thinks of him


Goldberg picked up a microphone and told Chris Kanyon that his opinion on what sort of match it is at Wanted: Dead or Alive?
As if I give a sh!t (beeped out) [OOC: I love The Longest Yard]
YOU'RE NEXT!


A*

The Giant, "The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page, The Army of Darkness Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome v Vader, Lance Storm, The Filthy Animals Billy Kidman and Konnan


An eight man tag match to seal the deal for Nitro
Vader and The Giant...
You can see it in their eyes
There's no love lost
I don't think they're sending each other Christmas Cards this year
Nor do I doubt they're each others Valentines
DDP seems infactuated with Torrie Wilson
Which in turn is frustrating Lance Storm immensely
Storm is preparing to marry Wilson
DDP seemingly wants to make Wilson a hooker!
And you can add into this match the aspirants to the Filthy Animal's Tag Team Championship, the Army of Darkness
It all bubbled over to a ferocious battle
Very little finesse
You won't see this on a Technical Wrestling VHS
This is the sort of stuff that'd have the likes of Lou Thesz and Stu Hart frothing
Just brutal hard energetic wrestilng
The winner was the big man himself...
No, not the Giant...
Vader, after he hit the Vader Bomb on Judas Jindrak...1....2....3!


B+

Rating: A
Attendence: 8,921

Nitro drew 1,250,444 on TNT
RAW is WAR got 1,134,398 on TNN

RAW is WAR was a B- show from Quebec. The Main Event featured Triple H beating Eddie Guerrero to retain the WWF Championship.

WCW's US popularity dropped back to 78.8%.
WWF's US popularity dropped back to 74.3%.

tristram
12-05-2006, 12:51 AM
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Wanted: Dead or Alive Card Leaked

We have it on good advice that the card for Wanted: Dead or Alive, World Championship Wrestling's next Pay-Per-View is as follows, subject to change:-


WCW Cruiserweight Championship: "Real Deal" AJ Styles v "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels
The Steiner Brothers v Beauty and the Beast
"Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe v "The Franchise" Shane Douglas
Booker T v Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell
WCW Hardcore Champion Rhino and "Suicidal, Homicidal, Genocidal, Death Defying Maniac" Sabu v "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam and "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer
WCW Tag Team Championship: The Filthy Animals v The Army of Darkness
WCW Television Championship: "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera v "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn
"King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page v Lance Storm
"King of Old School" Steve Corino v The Undertaker
Cage Match: The Giant v Vader
WCW United States Championship: "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett v "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr
Sting v Chavo Guerrero Jr
WCW World Heavyweight Championship: "Positively" Chris Kanyon v Goldberg - stipulation to be decided


We will keep you informed to any further Wanted: Dead or Alive developments as they happen!

In other news, Ultimate Pro Wrestling today inked a television deal with KDOC to debut UPW Featured Attractions.

Discotheque
12-05-2006, 12:57 AM
Pushing Steve Corino makes you my personal hero!

deimos_masque
12-05-2006, 10:53 AM
My only complaint is jobbing Sean O'Haire to Goldberg. I really see a lot of potential for those two to have a wicked awesome fued.

Besides that! KING OF OLD SCHOOL FOR WCW CHAMP!!!


Predictions Below:
* WCW Cruiserweight Championship: "Real Deal" AJ Styles v "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels

-This will be a classic, I say that Daniels will put on a strong match wtih AJ but the Real Deal comes out on top!

Winner: AJ Styles

* The Steiner Brothers v Beauty and the Beast
Hmmmm... I think that the Steiners have had all the build in this fued while Beauty and the Beast have already gotten a fluke win. Time to pass the torch.

Winner: Beauty and the Beast

* "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe v "The Franchise" Shane Douglas

-JOE IS GOING TO KILL YOU!
Winner: Samoa Joe

* Booker T v Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell

-If Booker T loses I'm going to shoot myself (not really)
Winner: Booker T

* WCW Hardcore Champion Rhino and "Suicidal, Homicidal, Genocidal, Death Defying Maniac" Sabu v "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam and "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer

Going to be a bloody violent match, that much is for sure.

Winner: RVD & TD

* WCW Tag Team Championship: The Filthy Animals v The Army of Darkness

I'm bias as a huge Billy Kidman mark.
Winner: Filthy Animals

* WCW Television Championship: "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera v "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn

-It's past time for Juvi to drop the title
Winner: Jerry Lynn!

* "King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page v Lance Storm
Another toughy, but I think I'm going to go with ....
Winner: Diamond Dallas Page

* "King of Old School" Steve Corino v The Undertaker
We have the King of Old School and the man in the Old School gimmick. I've already made completely clear who I want to win though.

Winner: Steve Corino!

* Cage Match: The Giant v Vader
Vader's on a hot streak but the Giant is still untapped potential in my mind so:

Winner: The Giant

* WCW United States Championship: "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett v "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr
-Jarret doesn't feel all that Chosen anymore
Winner: Rey Mysterio Jr.

* Sting v Chavo Guerrero Jr
-Chavo is the future, but Sting is the Icon of WCW. Although I think Chavo's going to win I'm going to perdict Sting anyways.
Winner: Sting

* WCW World Heavyweight Championship: "Positively" Chris Kanyon v Goldberg - stipulation to be decided

-Goldberg! Goldberg! Goldberg!

Winner: Goldberg

tristram
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WCW Friday Fire, Friday, Week 1, May 2001
Live from the Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas
Live on CBS

Kaz Hayashi and WCW Cruiserweight Champion "Real Deal" AJ Styles v "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels and "Sugar" Shane Helms


Cruiserweights to start the show
Yippee!
I can pause that Krystal Steal DVD and focus on the wrestling again
Man, these guys can move
And move quick
It was quite obvious the tension that is building between AJ and Christopher Daniels
Nice bit of psychology here or there in a fast paced match to slow it down to let the proverbial knife try and cut the electricity between the two
The win though went to the number one contendor, Daniels, when he hit the Angels Wings on Kaz Hayashi...1...2...3


C

Video for Wanted: Dead or Alive Main Event


A video aired hyping the tension between "Positively" Chris Kanyon
And Bill Goldberg
In a match that will not only decide many personal issues
But also resolve who has the power to hold the coveted WCW World Heavyweight Championship


A*

"Mean" Gene Okerlund interviews Goldberg


After the video completed, "Mean" Gene Okerlund came to the ring for a scheduled interview
He called out none other than the number one contendor to the WCW World Heavyweight Champinoship, Goldberg
The chants were deafening....
....GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG...
...GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
Through a haze of pyrotechnics the intimidating figure of Goldberg made his way to the ring
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
More chanting continued
Once he was in the ring, Okerlund asked Goldberg if he had any message for Chris Kanyon for Wanted: Dead or Alive
Goldberg laughed quickly
"YOU'RE NEXT!"
The crowd erupted into another series of Goldberg chants
"Positively" Chris Kanyon's music hit, and the WCW World Heavyweight Champion came to the ring along with the freakishly sized Giant, and the beautiful Miss Hanc*ck
Kanyon eyed off Goldberg
Before telling Gene that tonight Goldberg could prove how much of a man he is, and if he is man enough to take on Kanyon, by going one on one with.... The Giant...
The Giant began pushing up against Goldberg
Then, myst began to fill the ring area, as Vader made his way down to the ring!
The big man was not to be forgotten and immediately The Giant and Kanyon rolled out of the ring as Vader looked intent on causing damage
WOOOO!!!!!
"Nature Boy" Ric Flair's classical intro came on as the WCW President came to the top of the ramp in an Armani suit
He told the fans that he was stylin and profilin, a learjet ridin son of a gun
And tongiht, he'd been given the instruction from the WCW Board of Directors to give San Antonio a great, and tense, main event
WOOOO!!!
So tonight, Goldberg will NOT go one on one with the Giant
No, tonight, Kanyon, AND Goldberg....
Against...
The Giant AND VADER!!!
WOOOOO!!!!
Learn to live with it, learn to love it, diamonds are forever, and WOOOO, so is WCW's rise to the top baby
Tony Schiavone nearly had an on air orgasm, telling fans that this would be the greatest night in the history of our sport
Listen, village idiot, there have been many other great nights ok?


A*

"King of Old School" Steve Corino v "Master and Ruler of the World" Sid Vicious


WOW!
Sid Vicious is STILL under contract to WCW
WHY?
Ho hum, no doubt Edward Scissorhands will kill off Corino's momentum
Perhaps he too has Hulkamaniac creative controls
He may not be a bald headed dinosaur, but he sure as hell is a not so smart one
Let's relive classic Sid moment number one
"Nash, I'm twice the man you are and half as smart as you"
Good stuff, Einstein
I feel for Steve Corino trying to work a good match with this bloke
Maybe he can Sid to defecate himself again?
Nevertheless, the match
And who won?
No, not Sid
I nearly spilt my cough mixture too when Steve Corino hit a reverse neckbreaker on Sid
And Sid sold it like he'd been foot swiped in South Vietnam
1...2....3!


C+

A post match chill?


As Steve Corino's music came on, it quickly died off
Corino argued with David Penzer, getting in his face about the lack of respect
...TOME....
....TOME....
...TOME....
Corino looked shocked
And fearful
However, the lights completely went out
After about a half minute or so, the lights had returned
Corino had been laid out
And a coffin sat next to him in the centre of the ring
The cameras went to the lid of the coffin
"Steve Corino - RIP - Wanted: Dead or Alive"
....TOME....
...TOME....
....TOME....


A*

Hardcore Match
Terry Funk v "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer


What better way to celebrate coming to Texas than to have a Texas veteran in the mix
That's right, the legend himself, former NWA Champ, Terry Funk
Up against the ever impressive Tommy Dreamer
In their type of match
HARDCORE!
For an old guy, Funk can take a hell of a beating
And even though it was clear Dreamer has a load of respect for him
He had to
Eventually, Dreamer irish whipped Funk into a coke machine
Coke cans filed out all over Funk, before Dreamer made the cover
1...2....3!


C+

"Hardcore Evolution" Leader Mick Foley has a few choice words for Terry Funk


Post match, a Mick Foley interview aired
Foley told Terry Funk that he was an empty shell of a man
Once, that shell housed arguably the greatest hardcore wrestler ever
Now, just a pathetic excuse of a man getting beaten by a guy who can't even get into the Hardcore Evolution
Tommy Dreamer
He told Tommy Dreamer that he'd had his moment of fun
And that the Hardcore Champion Rhino, and Sabu
Were away studying the history and legacy of hardcore
And at Wanted: Dead or Alive, they would teach Tommy Dreamer and Rob Van Dam the true spirit of the Hardcore Evolution
...Have...a .... nice.... Day


A

Hardcore Tag Match Video


Following this, a video aired hyping the anxiety between the Hardcore Evolution, and Tommy Dreamer and Rob Van Dam
It showed how Van Dam and Dreamer attempted to disspell the Hardore Evolution
How they stood up for themselves
And still were good enough to show the hardcore ways
But that they'd have to come up against two of the true greats of hardcore wrestling
Hardcore Champion Rhino, and Sabu
Under the leadership of Mick Foley
At Wanted: Dead or Alive


C+

WCW Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera (c) v Johnny the Bull


Two contrasting backgrounds
One from latin America
The other from the mean streets of new york
One a truly gifted high flyer
The other a no holds barred rough and tumble brawler from New York
The styles were contrasting
But effective in putting on a good match
A match that Juventud eventually won courtesy of the Juvi Driver
1...2....3


B

The Fight for Torrie


Backstage, "King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page caught up with the sensationally sexy Torrie Wilson
Torrie, tried to get away, but DDP trapped her against the wall
He reminded her that the evolutionary body clock of life was ticking
And now was the time she could make some real cash
Under his .... management
Torrie spat in his face, and broke out, before Lance Storm came around the corner to see what the commotion was
Storm and Page eyeballed each other
Before Storm told DDP that he'd see him at Wanted: Dead or Alive
And settle the score for once and for all


B+

WCW United States Championship
"Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett (c) v "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr


These guys, for whatever reason, click and click well
And WCW have cashed this cow mercilessly as a result of it
Of course, it would have been hard to tell in the Russo/Nash era of 2 minute squash/DQ matches followed by endless vignettes or nWo gloating or reformations
But not here
Not in the new WCW
A new WCW that promises to go back to its roots
And find a nice middle gronud between character building
And rewarding great workers by giving them great matches
Seems pretty simple doesn't it?
Jeff Jarrett is a redneck, he's a jerk, he's a coward
Rey Mysterio, completely the opposite
He's proud of his latino ethnic roots
But man, he works hard
He gives his all
He defies the odds, week in, week out
No ifs, no buts
No maybes
This match was exceptional
It was all over the show
Inside the ring
And then outside the ring
The referee gave both men a large degree of leniency outside the ring
A lot of leverage
Both men wanted it
And so did the fans
So common sense prevailed
However, after near on 20 minutes of terrific action
Referee Charles Robinson had to call an end to preceedings
Ruling a draw, due to excessive blood loss from both men
Blood had covered both mens faces, about to the level of say Kerry Von Erich against Jerry Lawler
Blinding both men to the point where it was unsafe to continue
A great match, nonetheless


A*

Sting attacked!


Our cameras cut to breaking footage where Sting was being beaten on the ground by Chavo Guerrero Jr
Chavo was muttering things like "Guys like you have held the Mexican wrestlers back"
He kept pounding on him, until Mike Sanders came running into the scene to chase Chavo away


B

Goldberg interview


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock caught up with Goldberg in his dressing room
She asked Goldberg...
...Well, I think she did, I was too busy staring at her chest but nevermind...
How comfortable he was with teaming with Kanyon
Goldberg merely laughed
Stood up
Headbutted his locker door, and headed out of his locker


A*

Goldberg and WCW Heavyweight Champion "Positively" Chris Kanyon v The Giant and Vader


The first thing I'll say is this
The Giant is huge
FREAKIN huge
He even dwarfs Vader
He's so huge he doesn't need to fight off the back of a monster truck to get over
Woops
Goldberg is intimidating
Kanyon is still a weasal
And Vader is just as powerful as he was in the early 90s
Man, he was a machine then
But of course, la da de, la da da, like so many other wrestlers, he had to be killed off for Hulk Hogan
RIP WCW right there
There was so much electricity
So much tension
The two teams did not function well together
Infact at one stage, when Goldberg was taking a pounding from the Giant, Kanyon turned his back to him
Eventually Goldberg was irish whipped across the ring and this accidentally tagged in Kanyon
Vader was then tagged in, and he began clearing house on Kanyon
Kanyon was taking a whipping and a half
Goldberg got back in the ring, and snarled
SPEAR!
ON HIS PARTNER!!!
Before though he could hit the Jackhammer, Giant hit a clubbing blow on him
The referee had no choice but to call for a double disqualification


A*

The Mayhem Continues


In one corner, Kanyon and Goldberg began brawling
In the opposite corner, Giant and Vader took to each other
The fans lapped it up
Wouldn't you?


A*

Rating: A
Attendence: 9,885

Fire drew 3,743,004 viewers on CBS.


WCW's US Popularity sat at 78.8%.

tristram
12-08-2006, 10:52 PM
Pushing Steve Corino makes you my personal hero!

I haven't seen much of him in action TBH, but the little I have seen shows me he has a good grasp of ring psychology, which is one of the keys to being a great wrestler.

My only complaint is jobbing Sean O'Haire to Goldberg. I really see a lot of potential for those two to have a wicked awesome fued.

Besides that! KING OF OLD SCHOOL FOR WCW CHAMP!!!



:) I'm not quite sure Steve Corino's at that level... YET!

A little birdie told me that Sean O'Haire's gonna get looked after in this dynasty.

tristram
12-09-2006, 01:27 AM
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Hello fans, I'm "Mean" Gene Okerlund and this is the second installment of Mene Gene's Hotline... On the Net, courtesy of course via subscription of WCW.com. The following scoops I'm sure will shock you all, as I'm "Mean" Gene, and the inside goss I don't know is not worth knowing about.


I have it on good authority that a Mexican Indy worker will be making a comeback to WCW in the very near future. I'm not at liberty to say who it is, except I can say its not Psicosis, its not El Dandy, its not Super Calo, its not Damien, its not Hector Garza, its not La Parka... What I can say is it is Pepe. That's right, the man with the dangerous finishing manouver "The Bronco Buster". Some insiders say that he's a bit stiff as a worker, but he has a better workrate over such legends as Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior.
WCW will be looking to initiate a new title. After the unprecedented success of the Cruiserweight Division, the powers that be are keen on starting up a Fat A$$ Division. So far names pencilled include Ralphus, and at this rate, perhaps Tony Schiavone.
Speaking of Tony Schiavone, is it just me or does that man's commentary just keep better and better and better? He's casual, laid back, and just underplays his part in what is a great commentary line up.
I have it on good authority that Kimberley Page's latest perfume, advertised a few months ago on Nitro is apparently NOT on the shelves of all good perfume stockists. I'm shocked and appalled to hear this, as take it from me, all WCW paraphanalia is of the highest quality bar none.
Speaking of Kimberley Page, she is no longer on speaking terms with John Simpson. Rumour has it she wasn't on speaking terms with Diamond Dallas Page either, but they did meet on other terms frequently. I'm at a loss to explain what that may mean.
You heard right on various web sites, Hulk Hogan may turn up at WWF. Yeah. That's right. The angle is this, Hulk Hogan will become a mad Lita fan, and due to their age difference she will be repackaged as his "assistant" and be called Lolita.
Of course, Hulk tells me this is not true and that he still has unfinished business with Ultimate Warrior instead to concentrate on. We all look forward to that. That may be the stellar storyline of 2001, just as it was in 1997 and 1989.
It is understood negotiations with Ciclope fell through when his manager rejected the upscaled contract of four Pesos and a chihuahua. Ciclope was said to be insulted by this. Meanwhile, Hulk Hogan told me last week he was insulted by being called "bald" last year by Vince Russo. Of course this is entirely uncalled for. Hulk is just folically challenged. Hulk said he is still the God of wrestling, and if he had his way, boring wrestlers such as Ciclope would never be offered such ridiculously high deals. Hulk said he could be drawn back to WCW for a deal of about $6m a year. While it may come across as bias, being a good friend of Hulk Hogan's, I feel his comments and his demands are entirely reasonable. Hulk is a great wrestler, still one of the best workers in the game today.
It is understood Kevin Nash will be writing a book soon. It will be called, "To Vince With Love, I Nearly Killed It As Requested". Not sure what that means.


Well, that's all we have time for, please do give us your feedback and any scoops you may have. Of course, if you don't get your scoops from "Mean" Gene, chances are it isn't true. [Disclaimer: The aforementioned sentence is Mean Gene's opinion only.]

deimos_masque
12-09-2006, 11:07 AM
I have it on good authority that a Mexican Indy worker will be making a comeback to WCW in the very near future. I'm not at liberty to say who it is, except I can say its not Psicosis, its not El Dandy, its not Super Calo, its not Damien, its not Hector Garza, its not La Parka... What I can say is it is Pepe. That's right, the man with the dangerous finishing manouver "The Bronco Buster". Some insiders say that he's a bit stiff as a worker, but he has a better workrate over such legends as Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior.

This made me think... Where is La Parka! This Dynasty needs the Skull Captain! The Chairman of WCW! We need the Parka dance as much as we need the Big Wiggle (Norman Smiley)

tristram
12-09-2006, 08:21 PM
This made me think... Where is La Parka! This Dynasty needs the Skull Captain! The Chairman of WCW! We need the Parka dance as much as we need the Big Wiggle (Norman Smiley)

The Chairman of WCW was great, no doubt. I'm not in front of the PC that has TEW on it, but I don't think the mod has La Parka in it. Could be wrong though.

How good was the cruiserweight division back in the day? Some of these guys didn't have extended runs in WCW, but nonetheless, they were there are some stage;

La Parka
Juventud Guerrera
Rey Mysterio Jr
Eddy Guerrero
Chris Jericho
Dean Malenko
Jushin Thunder Liger
Flyin Brian Pillman
Chavo Guerrero Jr
Billy Kidman
Syxx
Ciclope
Hector Garza
Super Calo
Damien
Mr JL (Jerry Lynn)
Ultimo Dragon
Psicosis
Blitzkreig

Some of those guys were out of this world. I used to love watching the six man luchadore tags or matches such as Eddy Guerrero v Rey Mysterio Jr Title versus mask, or Blitzkreig v Psicosis, or Rey versus Juvi versus Kidman, you were always going to see something unique and breath taking. I'd be surprirsed if there's any hardcore fan of WCW who didn't enjoy the cruiserweight division at its peak.

the ismailite
12-15-2006, 02:09 PM
The WCW cruiser division was top notch as was their tag division. Their Cruisers could arguably compete with any of the super J's or Lucha's from foreign promotions.

I remember marking out for Rey Rey and Kidman (filthy Animals) as much as for Goldberg. Then there was Malenko and Benoit... Ahh, the memories!

At any rate, BUMP!

Imarevenant
12-15-2006, 02:42 PM
I have to agree with the both of you. The tag teams and the cruiserweights were the main reasons I tuned in every week.

Every other wrestling fan I knew would make fun of me for watching WCW, mostly because they didn't get how I could watch the oldtimers in the Main Event.

When I finally got a few of them to actually watch what guys like Blitzkreig and Juvi could do in the ring they understood.

Didn't stop them from watching WWF but at least I could say the best wrestling you could watch on TV was during the first 1 1/5-2 hours of Nitro.

Oh and since somebody mentioned Blitzkrieg; I wish he'd come back to wrestling, he was simply amazing, even if he was a bit of a spotmonkey.

tristram
12-15-2006, 07:44 PM
Hi Guys

Sorry for the slowdown in DOWCW. Been busy organising the festive season :D and today is my birthday so this weekend is a goorrrner too.

The remark about the old main event v the exciting undercard... yep, I think most of us watched to watch the first half of the show, and then got lured into hoping we wouldn't be disappointed with the end of the show. Of course, we usually were.... Hopefully that's not so apparent in this diary and that there's a notable difference of nonsensical endings to shows in real WCW versus advanced storylines and good wrestling ending shows in this diary.

cmdrsam
12-15-2006, 07:59 PM
Happy birthday sir. Take your time. Enjoy and unwind. We will be waiting patently.

jagilki
12-15-2006, 08:06 PM
I too will wish you a happy b-day. Have a good one.

tristram
12-30-2006, 03:31 AM
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WCW Glycerine, Saturday, Week 1, May, 2001
Live from the Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
Live on NBC

"Nature Boy" Ric Flair gives us the verdict from the WCW Board of Directors


Backstage, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair sits in his Oval Office with the flash of photographers in his face
Members of the wrestling press sit in chairs assembled in front of Ric Flair's oak presidential desk
Flair begins by thanking the press for coming to this important announcement
He says that the WCW Board of Directors have come to a consensus on what stipulation will be employed for the "Positively" Chris Kanyon versus Bill Goldberg WCW World Heavyweight Championship match at Wanted: Dead or Alive
The Board of Directors would firstly like to thank Flair, Mr Kanyon and Mr Goldberg for their opinions, insights, and views on the possibilities for the main event of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Having considered all learned views of various expert consultants including...
Arn Anderson...
Larry Zbysko...
Ricky Steamboat...
AND Dusty Rhodes...
The WCW Board of Directors would like to confirm two things tonight
Firstly, that the WCW World Heavyweight Championship would be on the line at Wanted: Dead or Alive in a match where for the first time in WCW history, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship CAN and WILL change hands on the count of any disqualifications issued by senior referee, Nick Patrick
And secondly, following a public poll on WCW.com, tonight, in a non title match, "Positively" Chris Kanyon will face Goldberg - one on one!
Our cameras fade out as Ric Flair begins to take questions from the associated press in the Oval Office of Ric Flair
Tonight: Goldberg v Kanyon - Non Title
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Disqualifications counts for a title change stipulation!


A*

WCW Cruiserweight Champion "Real Deal" AJ Styles and "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels v Three Count (Shannon Moore and "Sugar" Shane Helms)


Tony Schiavone announced that earlier tongiht, in a lucky hat draw, AJ Styles drew Christopher Daniel's name to be his tag team partner to take on Three Count
"Mean" Gene Okerlund said the lucky hat draw was overseen by Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat to ensure no funny business
He also said that both men went to separate dressing rooms to prepare for the match and were equally frustrated to having drawn to fight each other tonight
Their opponents, the exuberant and accustomed Moore and Helms of Three Count
The Cruiserweight Champion and his number one contendor's tag team work left a little to be desired
It was quite clear there was tension forming in the air
It was so tense you could cut it with a knife
Tags, reluctantly, were made with firm slaps of the partners hand
Moore and Helms attempted to use this to their advantage using their speed and guile to cut the ring off
Eventually though, Shannon Moore fell prey to a quick roll up by Styles...1...2....3!!!!
After the match, after having their arms held high by the referee, Daniels and Styles faced off
Eye to eye, before looking down at the WCW Cruiserweight Championship in the hands of AJ Styles
Smoke filled the ring, and within it clearing in a few seconds, Christopher Daniels of the Army of Darkness was gone


C-

Goldberg doesn't trust Nick Patrick


Backstage, Goldberg knocks angrily on the WCW Referees Door
Billy Silverman comes to the door, shirtless, with a Cowboys hat on and Billy Ray Cyrus playing in the background
Don't tell my heart...
My achy breaky heart...
I just don't think it'd understand....
And if you tell my heart....
My achy breaky heart...
I might commit suicide if I have to relive this song any longer.... Oooh wooo
And behind all that, a couple of very "plump" women wearing nothing but thankfully long referees shirts
Goldberg told Billy Silverman to pass on a message to Nick Patrick
Call it straight down the middle
Or....
YOU'RE NEXT!


A

Non Title Match
WCW World Tag Team Champions Filthy Animals (Kidman and Konnan) v The Army of Darkness (Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome) v The Mamalukes (Johnny the Bull and Big Vito)


What is WCW's recent penchant for putting on three way tags?
Are they that desperate to sell to us that the tag team division is alive and well
According to Tony Schiavone, the tag ranks have never been stronger
Sorry Minnesota Wrecking Crew
Sorry Legion of Doom
Sorry the Steiner Brothers
(Although they are of course semi active at the moment)
You boys just don't cut it
Tony Schiavone said so
Oh how I yearn for Mark Madden
Yes, even Mark Madden
Hell, I'd settle for Pee Wee Herman calling things
The laugh may be irritating, but everything's not "The Greatest"
Mohammad Ali was more humble than Tony Schiavone
But nevertheless, my pleadings aside for someone to fetch me a pair of earmuffs ignored, the match rolled on
Johnny the Bull is looking rather impressive of late if you ask me
Of course he isn't getting the roll at the moment
He mustn't be a favourite of Jane Fonda
But he's a decent enough wrestler who I think can advance in WCW
The Army of Darkness - I was against the idea, but frankly, these two guys could just one day take it to the main event
Of course, it'd be highly logical for Mike Awesome to do it given the momentum he had in ECW
But then again, he got "Hoganised" by the booking team and made into a plump lover
Eventually though he showed off his bag of goodies
...Not THAT bag of goodies...
With the Awesome Power Bomb on Big Vito...1...2....3!
Schiavone sold it as though the match at Wanted: Dead or Alive is one of the most highly anticipated tag team showdowns of all time
Pity WCW don't think so, they've hardly spent anytime building it up
Oh how I feel for the Rock n Roll Express and the Fabulous Freebirds when Tony tells us so


C+

The Steiner's get even


Backstage, The Steiner Brothers took it to Beauty & The Beast
After the match concluded our cameras showed Orton and Bautista knocked out on the pavement outside the Los Angeles Sports Arena
Rick Steiner and Big Poppa Pump continued to stomp away at their backs
Eventually LAPD officers came along to defuse the situation, before Big Poppa Pump pulled back Orton's bloodied head and said "We're the best tag team ever, don't ever try to interrupt us again - Holla, if you hear me"


B-

Vader tries to get to the Giant


Backstage, Vader saw The Giant talking to a pretty female wrestling reporter outside Ric Flair's office
Vader went to charge at The Giant, but unfortunately for him, there was a crew of other WCW talent backstage mingling with the reporters too
Those men included: Sid Vicious, Kevin Nash, General Rection, AWOL, Bam Bam Bigelow and Sean O'Haire
Dutifully strong and powerful wrestlers in their own right
Giant merely laughed at Vader as he continued to try to tear his way through the pile of people to get to Giant
The Giant took the paper cup he had been drinking from, and crushed it suggestively in his hand
Before laughing once more
He told the reporter that the freak with the mask was unstable, so perhaps they could complete their interview over dinner
The pretty little journalist nodded her head, and the Giant walked through a back doorway much to the anger of Vader


A

WCW Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera (c) v "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn v Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell


A rare title shot for Buff of late it has to be said
Lynn and Guerrera have been fast tracking it up various wrestler rankings due to their prolific style and their level of notierity recently in WCW
Juvi - that's right, Juvi - has made 24 successful Television Championship defences
24
In a row
Yes, 24
The man was lucky to get a push above Pepe` the donkey before
Ralphus gained more of a push than him
Hell, even "Fat" Ed Ferrera and Madusa were getting more of a gloss over by the brass in the cruiserweights
That despite being one of the guys who night after night after night star studded the opening part of Nitro
Night after night people
Ed freakin Ferrera for gods sakes
Yes, the man who tried to immitate Jim Ross - Badly, got more of a rub
Guess though when you're the booker....
Isn't that right, Kevin Nash?
But anyways, on with the match
Even Buff seemed to be working hard in this one
He had to
Don't want to be shown up by the two hottest talents in WCW right now
Especially when you're Buff
And supposedly you're the Stuff
Eventually though he was the fall guy in this match
First he took a crushing piledriver from Jerry Lynn, who was then hurled to the outside with a dropkick from Juvi
Juvi then followed it up with a plancha knocking Jerry Lynn into the guard rail
Juvi got back to his feet, back to the apron
Climbed the ropes....
450 SPLASH!!!! 1...2....3!


B+

Pamela Paulshock has an interview


Backstage, the blonde bimbo has Booker T
I mean Pamela Paulshock
Gee, 'they' are looking big tonight
Nurses outfit anyone?
A-hem
Booker T promised Pamela Paulshock that the loss Buff Bagwell suffered out there tonight would only be made worse tomorrow night at Wanted: Dead or Alive
Booker T told Pamela that Buff Bagwell had been envious of Booker T for a long time now
And at Wanted: Dead or Alive, he was going to see why he was just simply much better than him
And why he should not hate the playa, hate the GAME!


A

He won't get lucky tomorrow


As Booker T stormed off, "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn strolled by clutching at his head
Pamela Paulshock raised the nipple flairs and pulled Jerry Lynn over for a rare interview
Infact, is this his first in WCW?
Jerry Lynn told Pamela that Juventud took advantage of Jerry Lynn's excellence out there
But at Wanted: Dead or Alive, there'd be no third party distractions
And as a homage to the firat two "Mr Wrestling" masks, he would take home the WCW World Television Championship


C+

WCW Hardcore Championship
Rhino (c) v "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer


Two sworn, bitter enemies
Two different beliefs
One a firm follower of Mick Foley's saddistic Hardcore Evolution
T'other a people's champion, through and through
One a physical monster
The other a courageous maniac
Bound together for the love of the Hardcore Championship
The fighting was intense
The blood bitter
And sweet
Eventually though Tommy Dreamer shocked the world...
When he was able to hit a missile drop kick onto Rhino...
who's head was in a tin rubbish bin...
..1....2......3!
WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!!!!


A

Mick Foley is not happy


Mick Foley stood at ringside in complete and utter shock
He rolled into the ring and tried to revive Rhino
Then he pulled out a strand of barbwire
And raced it over the forehead of Rhino
Expediating the blood flow
He told Rhino that to be a Hardcore Evolution graduate, you need to experience unbelievable pain
Pain so vile, you sit up and think you're in hell
At that moment Rhino came to
Foley told him he'd just lost the Hardcore Championship to Tommy Dreamer
And that at Wanted: Dead or Alive, himself and Sabu needed to show Rob Van Dam and Tommy Dreamer the various hardcore lessons they'd learnt
But not all of them
That wouldn't be necessary
But mostly to cause as much physical bodily harm as possible
As Tommy Dreamer looked on from up the ramp, Foley promised him he'd pay the ultimate price at Wanted: Dead or Alive


A

"The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page, WCW United States Champion "The Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett and "The Franchise" Shane Douglas v "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr, Lance Storm and "The Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe


There's been some bitter rivalry between these men
DDP wants Torrie Wilson
Lance Storm is engaged to Torrie Wilson
Jeff Jarrett and Rey Mysterio are fueding over the US Title
And Samoa Joe sees defeating Shane Douglas at Wanted: Dead or Alive the explosion he needs to cement himself from indy rookie to WCW superstar
Shane Douglas of course sees beaten the monsterously talented and sized Samoa Joe as a repayment of faith to those who believe him - himself
Treachery is afoot here people
There'll be three very happy men at Wanted: Dead or Alive
And three sorry and sore losers
And who knows what'll become of Torrie Wilson
Will she be allowed to pass on to start wedding preparations with Lance Storm
Or be confined to being a pay as you use wench for Diamond Dallas Page's "agency"
This match was slow and subdued to start off with
No man wanted to make a mistake and give up the opportunity to be dictated to by his tormentor
But then Rey Mysterio got in the ring
Rey Mysterio doesn't care for slow sacrificial lambs
He cares for the bright lights
The big moves
The big plays
And inevitably it was his springboard hurricanrana on DDP that helped seal the deal
He went for the cover, as Samoe Joe cleared off the incoming invaders
But then tagged into Lance Storm
Who put on the Mapleleaf Submission.....And DDP gave up!


A*

Meet Mr Chair


Backstage, Chavo Guerrero smashed a steel chair over the head of Sting
"Say hello to my little friend"
Before he could get in any lasting damage on Sting though, Mike Sanders was ever present to chase him off


B-

The Living Legend talks to the King of Old School


The Living Legend Larry Zbykso called "King of Old School" Steve Corino to the ring
Corino came down to a chorus of boos
He told Larry Zbysko that tonight the Undertaker was not even here
When WCW fans needed him most, he was not even here
No, tonight he was off at some witchcraft convention or something
(In actual fact, he was helping out a breast cancer fundraiser)
He told fans that's the sort of immortal the Undertaker is
A glory hound
Nothing more
Noithing less
And it makes him sick to the core
He says if he was anything of a man, he'd be here toni...
....TOME....
...TOME....
...TOME...
Steve Corino promised Larry that this was not for real, Taker was not here tonight
He'd been advised by the WCW Board of Directors that the Undertaker was not scheduled to be here
....TOME.....
Suddenly the lights came back onto full
Corino breathed a sigh of relief
But then he got the cold tap on teh shoulder....
TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!!


B

WCW World Heavyweight Champion "Positively" Chris Kanyon v Goldberg


And tonight's main event is brought to you by....
Johnnies Latex Condoms - Ribbed for traction in the mud
Jack's candy G-Strings - For her, and him
And Duracel Double D batteries - for those private toys that need just a little more kick
Sorry, couldn't help put take a pig in a poke at the corporatised WWE
I'm sure Jerry Lawler didn't tell everyone Snickers was sponsoring him down in Memphis
But there's nothing wrong with splattering it all over Raw
Andy Kaufman would roll over in his grave
Anyhow, less talking, more wrestling
By the way, I saw in the Dog Pound that Debbie Does Dallas was voted out in the Greatest Films Thread...
Tsk...tsk...tsk
It combines history
Ladies
And a whole lot of hair
Hair was big back then
The more, the merrier
But I digress
The build up to Wanted: Dead or Alive has been freakin intense between these two adverseries
Kanyon has been a fighting champion
Goldberg, well he just keeps beating people relentlessly
It's kind of fitting that two of WCW's products I guess will feature in the main event
It's a nice change from Hulk Hogan sodomiz*ng it for years when really he just wasn't WC-dubbya
You certainly wouldn't call this current match technical
You wouldn't say it rivals the great cruiserweights theatrics
It's certainly no submission fest
It's skullduggery
It's pain
It's plunder
It's mayhem
As Goldberg set up for the spear, Kanyon moved and rolled out of the ring
Goldberg followed him
He grabbed a chair
So did Kanyon
Both men looked like they were about to fight it out medievel style
But with chairs
But before it could happen, Ric Flair sent some of LAPD's finest to ringside to break it up
This match, officially a Double DQ
...Come on now, which sane promotion would give you the real deal this close to the Pay-Per-View baby?
I'm no booking fool in that respect!


A*

Attendence: 8,041
Rating: A
Viewers: 3,851,026 on NBC

WCW's popularity sat at 78.8%.

tristram
01-01-2007, 03:33 AM
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Wanted: Dead or Alive

Live from the Kettley Arena
Live on Pay-Per-View
Sunday, Week 1, May 2001

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Goldberg v "Positively" Chris Kanyon video


A video aired highlighting the recent anomosity between Goldberg, and the WCW World Heavyweight Champion "Positively" Chris Kanyon
It relayed again the information that the WCW Board of Directors, upon advice from "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, the WCW President, that the match would be the first WCW World Heavyweight Championship match whereby the WCW World Heavyweight Championship could change via disqualification
The video highlighted that Nick Patrick had been selected as the senior WCW Referee to oversee the match, much to the anger of Goldberg due to Nick Patrick's less than admirable past dealings in major matches
But mostly, it hyped up the poor and utter disregard for each other between the two men
It showed Kanyon's propensity to use the rulebook to his advantage
To be cunning
To be sly
To be deceptive
To do anything to get the pinfall
Whereas Goldberg was much more direct of late
Spear
Jackhammer
Splat
And what's more, for the coveted WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Tonight, live on Pay-Per-View in the Mid-South, on Wanted: Dead or Alive


A*

WCW Cruiserweight Championship
"The Real Deal" AJ Styles (c) v "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels


The challenger is the most recent holder of the WCW Cruiserweight Championship, having been defeated by AJ Styles not too long ago
These two men have come into WCW with a hiss and a roar, looking to make a name for themselves
Various dirt sheets are beginning to speak highly of young Styles
It wasn't long ago it was AJ Who?
The two former indy stars have been busting octane levels to put on accelerated speed matches
Some of the spots they have been offering have been more than daring
Certainly, it makes one yearn to see Hulk Hogan back in the squared circle with gold in WCW
...Or not
Your choice, take it or leave it
This match was lit up spectacularly
It seemed as if both men were doing their all to get the 20,000 + crowd going troppo
Finally, after inside and outside high flying action, AJ hit The Real Deal Tornado DDT, a new move in his repoitroire on Christopher Daniels...1....2....3!
AJ Styles RETAINS!


C

The Hardcore Evolution "Huddle"


Our cameras next went backstage, into the dungeon of the Hardcore Evolution
And what an eery sight it was...
Posters of Jack the Ripper
Lookalike Attila the Hun mannakins
Viles with "Raw blood" stocked on shelves
And of course the Hardcore Evolution themselves, Mick Foley, former WCW Hardcore Champion Rhino and Sabu
Mick Foley made it clear to his cohorts that Rob Van Dam and Tommy Dreamer needed to be taught a hardcore lesson or two
At all costs
Win lose or draw
They are NOT....
To have a nice day


B

Hardcore Rules
WCW Hardcore Champion "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer and "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam v Rhino and "The Suicidal, Homicidal, Genocidal, Death Defying Maniac" Sabu


Rhino came to the ring with Sabu both bringing a trolley full of weapons as Rob Van Dam and Tommy Dreamer waited
All sorts of weapons
Short ones
Long ones
Blunt ones
Sharp ones
Plunder and mayhem ensued in this match
There was blood a-plenty
Treachory afoot
Pain and merciless indulgence into the never never world of misery
This certainly isn't anything like the Hardcore Video I watched the other night - although, both were enjoyable
On different levels
Rhino looked genuinely aggrieved with Tommy Dreamer
And he made a real play at pursuing Tommy with vengeance clear in his mind
Good psychology to put across the importance of the Hardcore Championship
Beats picking it out of the garbage can I guess
Eventually though, the Hardcore Champion was able to celebrate, when he was able to hit a DDT on Sabu onto a stop sign, and then a split legged moonsault from the top onto a steel chair, on Sabu's head!!!
When Rhino came to from a vicious assault from Rob Van Dam, it was too late....1...2....3!
Mick Foley is beside himself!


B+

Booker T interview


Backstage, the "twins" caught up with Booker T
The mouthpiece of the "twins" asked Booker how he was feeling about tonight's match
He said that Buff Bagwell was nothing but a coward
A rebel, without a cause
And that he'd better stop his strutting, and get ready to play the game, because tonight, it was all about punishment and brutality
Don't hate the playa, hate the game!


A

"Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe v "The Franchise" Shane Douglas


Douglas came to the ring, gloating in the face of the camera, until he saw the imposing Samoa Joe standing staunch in the centre of the ring
After much deliberation he finally 'snuck' into the ring before pausing to take off his robe
Samoa Joe allowed him the dignity, but Douglas used it as an opportunity to level a cheap shot at Joe
The big man was unimpressed
So was Samoa Joe
The other man of course his manager, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
Joe though wouldn't stay down for long and soon forced Douglas off
He hurled him into the far corner
Douglas hit chest first, and then came back....
REAR NAKED CHOKE HOLD!!!
As quick as you like
He's tapping!!!!
Samoa Joe with the massive upset, and so decisive at that


B

Samoa Joe cowers above his fallen opponent


Post match, Samoa Joe stood above the fallen corpse of Shane Douglas
Without showing any remorse
The crowd started shouting ...
Joe....
Joe....
Joe....
As he folded his arms in a powerful posture before leaving the ring to the applause of the fans


B-

The Steiner Brothers - Holla, if you hear me


After their introduction to the ring area, the Steiner Brothers had a few choice words to say
Rick Steiner told the crowd that he knew a thing or two about dogs, and there was a few in the crowd tonight
He said he felt sorry for the true men of the local area
Although he was yet to find one
The Genetic Freak told the audience that tonight would be a continuation of the Steiner Brothers Tag Team Wrestling Clinic
An initiative they had brought on to teach the WCW ranks a thing or two about great tag team wrestlers
From the greatest tag team wrestlers there ever were
Holla, if you hear me


A

The Steiner Brothers ("Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner and "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump) v Beauty and the Beast ("The Animal" Dave Bautista and Randy Orton)


Their opponents made their way to the ring, with Bautista looking particularly menacing
Orton seemed to get the vote of the young ladies in the audience
The Steiner's stood back, before charging when they turned their backs
The match wasn't a technically strong lesson for up and coming Lou Thesz' wrestle-a-likes
It was more in the Bruiser Brody class
Pound
Pound
Pound
And then for a change
Pound some more
The Steiner's are clearly still frustrated that the young duo upset them recently in a shock result
And their anger was very evident
Both men are coveted wrestling superstars
Scott is a former WCW World Heavyweight Champion
And arguably has the best physique in the business
He'd tell us its all natural
But if that's the case, so are the hooters on Krystal Steal
Hooters are much better than puppies, puppies for gods sakes? Jerry stop drooling and give us more Andy Kaufman type action
Bring back Memphis man, the corporatised WWF ain't for you my friend
Anyway, after a lot of pounding
A lot more pounding
And then even more pounding
Rick Steiner got distracted by the manager "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart
As he turned around... a devastating clothesline from Bautista
Steiner flew out of the ring
Big Poppa Pump came charging in...
Same treatment
Except he stayed in the ring....
What's this....
POWERBOMB!!!! Cover from Bautista....
1....2.....3!!!!
Eric Bischoff is up on the apron
He's telling the referee that Scott Steiner was not even the legal man
The referee, Billy Silverman has to reopen the match
Randy Orton rolls Rick Steiner back in the ring.....
POWERBOMB!
Bautista is a machine....1....2.....3!


B+

Celebrate good times c'mon

As Beauty and the Beast celebrated, Eric Bischoff gave Big Poppa Pump a steel chair
BANG!
Out goes Randy Orton
He throws out Jimmy Hart
Low blow from Bischoff
BANG!
Bautista is down
Just as Big Poppa Pump truly looked to finish Bautista off, he was clotheslined out of the ring!
BY SEAN O'HAIRE!
He started to help Bautista to his feet as the Steiner's cowardly backtracked away from the ring area

B

Sean O'Haire turned face.

Booker T v Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell


Two big names of WCW through the late 90's
Booker T was crowned many times as the cornerstone of a strong tag team division
Buff Bagwell frequently opposed him
Either with Scott Steiner or of course Scott Norton
He first came to prominence alongside Scotty Riggs in the American Males tag team, before turning on him to sign a nWo contract at the start of the nWo's rise
And that was where he was known most
Even more than a softcore porn star
Ewww!
Booker T of course was overcoming a crippling injury from the previous Pay-Per-View
Thanks to the heinous arrival of the Giant back in WCW
The former WCW World Heavyweight Champion was looking for a bit of revenge
Even though Bagwell had nothing to do with it, he sure loved to make fun of it
Funny, given Buff's near death situation with his neck injury
Well, not really funny, but corny and ironic
The match was quite slow
A definite turn down from the earlier action
Booker T was favouring his neck considerably
He sold it like he was ....
No, I won't go there
My bad voice says YES, go there
My good voice says na, not worth it, finish the results, have a beer, watch some porn and do the wife doggy style
I like the good conscience
But the neck injury took its toll
And Buff took advantage, hitting the Buff Blockbuster for an upset victory...1....2....3!


A

"The King of Old School" Steve Corino v Undertaker preview


A video airs the dirty laundry between Corino and the 'Taker
Corino has been full of bravado, telling people he will be the man to put the first L in the column of WCW matches for the Undertaker
The trail of destruction though is in full earnest for the Undertaker
He looks as brutal as he did in the early 1990s
And then some
Corino is a brave man
With a cunning devious side to him
Odds are on the 'Taker, but don't be fooled
Don't be surprised, Corino's talks a good talk...
Of course, until he gets Tombstoned, like last night!


A*

Sting v Chavo Guerrero Jr


Chavo Guerrero Jr blames the likes of Sting as being obstacles in the growth of lucha libre wrestling at the top end of WCW cards
He's been angry that the likes of Sting full prominent spots, whereas Chavo gets a match 'here or there' on a few house shows
Of course, there's been a couple of sneak attacks seeking veangence on that very 'fact' from Chavo
Mike Sanders has been following Sting like, dare I say it, a Disciple
...Ewww, shudder
Bad thought
Sanders is like any other red blooded male, a fan of Sting
A man who idolises Sting for what he has accomplished
But not only that, HOW he has accomplished it
Sting embodies the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt - some men are born great, others have greatness thrust upon them - Sting has defied the odds countless times for WCW, and has become great as a result of it
Like a scalded cat
Like a thief in the night
Like Jack the Ripper with the oncoming footsteps of the 'Bobbies
Chavo Guerrero was quick and energetic in this match
Attempting to highlight the mythical brilliance of the lucha libre style of which the Guerrero name is synonomous
Sting took a battering
His speed and agility isn't quite what it used to be
And you need every inch of prowess to fight this kamikaze style of wrestling
Eventually though Sting mounted a phenomonal comeback
Just when it appeared all was lost, he found the spirit of the Kettley Arena crowd, and fed off it
Like a lion over a wildebeest, he turned the tide
Chavo though rolled out of the ring
When he came back in, he landed a quick right hand to the head of Sting...1...2....3!????
WHAT?
Chavo celebrated, as Mike Sanders looked shocked
As he rolled out of the ring, the cameras zoomed in on his right hand, heavily taped, and fat?
Wait a second....
BRASS KNUCKS!
Taped in!


B+

The Chase for Torrie


Backstage, "The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page talked to the twins, and the head of Pamela Paulshock, about his desire to add Torrie Wilson to his growing corner working stable
He said market value was going up
And she'd be able to tap into quite the high end of the market
He said tonight, business would be booming
And there was nothing Lance Storm could do about it
With that, he looked Pam up and down, and said she could earn some serious cash under The King of Bling Bling too
Before he walked off, he pulled a copy of WCW Illustrated, WCW's swimsuit magazine for 2001, and peeled back a revealing 3 tier photo of Torrie Wilson, which he clearly liked


B+

WCW Tag Team Championships
The Filthy Animals (Konnan and Kidman) (c) v The Army of Darkness (Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome)


The Tag belts on the line tongiht, with the Filthy Animals up against Kevin Sullivan's Army of Darkness duo
The Army doesn't hold any gold currently with Chris Daniels of course no longer the Cruiserweight Champion
That's got to be getting Kevin Sullivan edgey
Particularly given the amount of time they spent building the coming of the AOD up on WCW.com
What more can I say about Kidman
Except, man he's a good wrestler
Good wrestler or not
He went home without the bacon
As the titles changed hands, courtesy of the Awesomebomb on Konnan....1....2.....3!


B-

"The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page v Lance Storm


If there's one thing you can say about Lance Storm
It's he's a hell of a good wrestler
And he seems to be starting to get over with Torrie Wilson at his side
Or in front of him
I don't know what they like doing!
DDP, well, it's an interesting perspective for him
It's like he's being wiened out of the main event
Seems both him and Sting, and Kevin Nash are being rolled out of the spotlight for the new generation
In some ways its a pity, they can still go
But retrospectively, we all know what nearly killed WC-dubbya before, and I suspect they're hellbent on preventing THAT happening again
*Cough* Hulk Hogan *Cough*
Torrie Wilson was looking outrageously hot at ringside
Little black mini shorts
Low cut Canadian top
And tight
Lance Storm was not in the mood for frivolity though with DDP as he scoped her out
He even took a $100 bill from his pocket and offered it to Torrie
But as he did, it was just the opening Lance Storm needed to get the party started
Metaphorically, of course
I mean, there may have been an after PPV party, but I wasn't privvy to it
The match was quite brutal really
They're not pound for pound heavyweights
But they know how to put a few holds on
Lance Storm wrestled like a modern day Stu Hart
DDP like the king of sleaze, trying all manners of short cuts
Eventually though, Torrie Wilson's career as a ho was cut short as Lance Storm hooked on the Mapleleaf which DDP had to submit to!


B+

Lance Storm pays homage


Post match, Lance Storm told the fans that tonight's effort was all down to the inspiration and magnificence of his fiance` Torrie Wilson
Torrie blushed at ringside, as four men brought out a box of 2 dozen red roses each
Lance Storm told her nothing was going to stop their marriage
Not even a schmuck like Diamond Dallas Page


B+

WCW World Television Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera (c) v "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn


Juvi, 25 defences of the WCW Television Championship
A genius up high
Versus Jerry Lynn
A man paying homage to the Mr Wrestling mask
One of the all time great technicians
Capable of heading high
Able to work any kind of match necessary
A high class match this should be
Probably the best match for the TV Title since the likes of Booker T fueded with Chris Benoit over it
I could try and call all the spots of this match
But, I'd have more chance typing up a detailed blow by blow description of that DVD I got for Christmas
We don't need to go there, but some minds probably already have
Including mine
This match was frenetic
Fast
Intense
Skilled
Riveting
Every positive adjective under the sun is worthy in this match
Perhaps a match of the year candidate
The match went inside the ring
Over the top rope
Into the steel barracades
Into the steel steps
Before finally, the streak was broken
When Jerry Lynn pulled out the Cradle Piledriver....1....2.....3!
WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!!!!


A

The big men argue


Before the next match, after Vader was introduced, the Giant came to the ring and got into a push and shove confrontation with Vader
Before it could esculate, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, with assistance with long time friend and ally "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson came to ringside to seperate the two men
While they couldn't do it by force, the threat of suspension and major sanctions could


A

Cage Match
The Giant v Vader


Two men with freakish power
In the confines of the unforgiving steel surrounds of a steel cage
It's tantamount to treason forcing this to happen
The cage got a fearful shake on a few occasions as both men were used as lawn darts against it
The Giant's face was completely bloodied as Vader used it like a cheese grater
I'm not having any of that Camenbert cheese
It seemed unlikely either men was really that desperate to seal the deal
But more so seal their opponents fate
The cameras switched to young children in the crowd with Vader masks, who had tears streaming down their cheeks as the punishment kept being dished out
Eventually, Vader's luck ran out
As he ran into a .... CHOKESLAM!!!
The Giant headed to the door, and despite a frantic last desperation effort to get up, Vader cuold not stop the Giant exiting to the boos of the fans at ringside


A*

...Ashes to Ashes


Next up, the Undertaker made his merry way to the ring
Complete with trademark Hearst


A*

The Undertaker v "King of Old School" Steve Corino


Steve Corino came to the ring complete with a customsied robe reading "The ONLY man to stop the Undertaker - May 2001, Wanted: Dead or Alive"
Schiavone made a big song and dance about how he seemed to have got ahead of himself
Is it just me, or this bloke embarrassing
I mean seriously
As Timmy says, "Come on"
I miss Bob Caudle listening to a bloke like this
Hell, I miss Bunkhouse Buck
But that's besides the point
Steve Corino is not a particularly strong man
But he certainly is deceptive
He kept up the good fight with the Undertaker
Using the ring to his advantage
It seemed as if his robe preminition was going to pay off
But he then went to gloat, and Undertaker sat up from a DDT
Corino turned around.... TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!!
Where's the spatula? 1....2.....3!


A*

"The Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett comments


Backstage, Pammy and the twin zephyrs met up with "The Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett
Jarrett told the fans that he had all the stroke around this place
And tonight he was going to prove it by holding onto his United States Championship against that Mexican Jumping Bean Slapnut Rey Mysterio Jr
"Choke on that, Jumbo Jugs"


B+

WCW United States Championship
"The Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett v "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr


Where were you when JFK was shot?
Where were you when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon?
No, seriously, where were you?
I wasn't alive but I thought you could tell me how it was back in the good old days
No? You just want the commentary on the match
Well dang ole, ok Cletus
There's been a load of heat between these two wrestlers
As I'm sure we're all aware
Unless you've been hiding under a rock and have never heard of the TEW Galaxy
But man, despite the hatred, they connect, and connect well
They're just a step above anything else in terms of chemistry in the world of wrestling
Who'd have thought it - redneck has good chemistry with Mexican jumping bean
This one was yet another of a long line of classics
The crowd was pumping
It was like watching a pack of Harley Davidsons up against Penny Farthings
Classic
Far and away superior to anything else
Eventually, Jeff Jarrett hit the Stroke on Rey...
....1....2.....THR... NO!
Somehow, Rey Mysterio Jr kicked out
What a heart!
Jarrett argued with Mickey Jay
And as he did, Rey headed to the corner....
MY GOD!!! SPRINGBOARD HURRICANRANA!!!!
Count it....
1.....
2.....
And Sesame Street brought to you by the number....3!!!!
Rey Mysterio Jr is the NEW UNITED STATES CHAMPION!!!!


A*

"Positively" Chris Kanyon has a few words


After the match, WCW World Heavyweight Champion "Positively" Chris Kanyon was introduced to the fans
After he got in the ring, he took the microphone from David Penzer
He said he was sick and tired of hearing Goldberg this
Goldberg that
As if the wrestilng world had found a new messiah
Kanyon reminded the folks out there that he was the World Heavyweight Champion
Which answers the question.... who better dan Kan...


A*

Goldberg marches down


Before he could spit the final syllable out, Goldberg's marching music started
The cameras faded to the back, where Goldberg head butted the steel locker door
Armed with a mitila of police officers, the rough and tough looking challenger made his long march to the ring area, past the Gorilla position, through the pyros, and down to the ring to a wide eyed Chris Kanyon


A*

WCW World Heavyweight Championship
The title CAN change on disqualifications
Your Referee is Nick Patrick
"Positively" Chris Kanyon (c) v Goldberg


The crem de la crem
The cherry on the cake
The icing
The money shot
The main event
The WCW World Heavyweight Championship on the line
The crowd was into it
The Goldberg chants were frantic
The two men circled the ring for an eternity before locking up to a raptuous response
Kanyon was pushed back into the corner
He came back into the middle, and began standing eye to eye with Goldberg
Goldberg got into three point stance position, and audibly muttered "You're next!"
Kanyon immediately rolled out of the ring
"Nature Boy" Ric Flair came down to join the commentary team at ringside
Kanyon went to pick up a steel chair, but Ric Flair reminded him on his way past the consequences - that being disqualified tonight was as good as being pinned
WOOOOOO!!!!
Kanyon rolled back in the ring before asking for time out
Goldberg turned away for a second allowing Kanyon to mount an attack
From there, Kanyon remarkably seemed to have Goldberg under his thumb
He used the mat well
He was innovative with a number of different holds designed to work on the legs of Goldberg to eliminate the Spear
It was working quite well, at one stage, Goldberg looked ready for it but pulled up lame
Kanyon kept working on the legs
Over
And over
And over again
Countless times Nick Patrick had to check on Goldberg
Then Kanyon locked on an ankle lock!
He had it well locked in
Nick Patrick asked Goldberg if he was giving up
HELL NO!
Kanyon sustained the hold for over two minutes
It appeared Goldberg had passed out from the pain
Nick Patrick checked the arm....
Down it went
He checked again
Down it went
And he checked again...down it...NO!
Goldberg wriggled his way to the ropes!
Kanyon looked on in horror
Goldberg tried to run off the stiffness in the legs
But Kanyon took him down with a drop toe hold and went to work again for a few minutes
The crowd started chanting....
..Goldberg....
..Goldberg....
And then it got louder and louder...
....GOLDBERG...
...GOLDBERG...
...GOLDBERG...
Eventually Goldberg kicked Kanyon off
Goldberg got to his feet
Kanyon rebounded into the ropes courtesy of an irish whip....
SPEAR!!!!!!
JACKHAMMER!!!!!!!
Cover....1.....2.....
What? Nick Patrick has something in his eye?
Goldberg gave him the "You're next" glare
THE HAND CAME DOWN QUICK....3!
GOLDBERG WINS!!!!
AND HE IS YOUR NEW WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!!!!


A*

Goldberg celebrates


The chants were deafening....
....GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
"Nature Boy" Ric Flair came up and gave Goldberg a teary eyed hug
Guys like Paul Orndorff, Sting, Rey Mysterio Jr, Arn Anderson, Juventud Guerrera and Jerry Lynn stormed the ring to celebrate with Goldberg!


A*

The Giant: YOU COWARD!


Before Goldberg could leave the ring to celebrate in the back though, he was blindsided by a steel chair!
Delivered by THE GIANT!
As the other wrestlers feigned to attack him, he wound up the steel chair threateningly, so they hung back!
WHY?
WHY GIANT WHY?


A*

Rating: A*
Attendence: 27,209

WCW's popularity rose to 79.2% as a result of the show.

Look forward to hearing some feedback on the Pay-Per-View.... and of course to see if there's still interest in this given '07 is now out.

keefmoon
01-01-2007, 06:21 AM
Best. Event. Ever.

That was brilliant, so well written, great booking, unpredictability, shocks, title changes, it had it all.

I'm still a huge fan of this diary and it's still the first one I look for. I know how busy you must be (hence the slower posts) but I always look forward to the next show.

Have you got TEW07? If so, will you start this diary up on there or start again? Please keep it going!

Again, great show.

tristram
01-01-2007, 10:34 PM
Best. Event. Ever.

That was brilliant, so well written, great booking, unpredictability, shocks, title changes, it had it all.

I'm still a huge fan of this diary and it's still the first one I look for. I know how busy you must be (hence the slower posts) but I always look forward to the next show.

Have you got TEW07? If so, will you start this diary up on there or start again? Please keep it going!

Again, great show.

Gee, thanks for the support :)

I'm not too sure on whether I'm going to get '07, it'd depend on the strength of the real world and historical mods that come out.

D16NJD16
01-02-2007, 01:54 AM
Well I certinally hope you do tristram. i had a much longer reply typed up but the comp crashed. just wanted to say a good show as usual. To be still pumping out quality shows this far into a diary says alot, and I actually think this has got better as time has gone on.

deimos_masque
01-02-2007, 03:26 PM
To me it doesn't matter if you are going to 07 or not because... THIS IS AWESOME!

Hell you could just be making up the whole thing and not using any sort of sim program and I'd still read it.

tristram
01-05-2007, 04:44 AM
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WCW Monday Nitro, Monday, Week 2, 2001
Live from the Fleet Centre, Boston, Massachussets
Live on TNT

A stand off over last night's Television Title Change


At the top of the show, Tony Schiavone gave a run down of the results from last night's spectacular Wanted: Dead or Alive Pay-Per-View
Included amongst this was the Television Championship change from "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera, who lost in his 26th defence, to "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn
Our cameras rolled backstage, where Juventud Guerrera was waiting at the entrance to the Fleet Center
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn, complete with the Television Championship walked through the carpark towards the building, bringing his luggage bag behind him
As he got to the door, Juventud Guerrera stood in front of him and blocked it
The two men stood toe to toe
Juventud looked down at the WCW Television Championship, before a solitary tear began to slide down his cheek
Eventually he thrust out his right hand
Which was gleefully accepted by the new champion
Juventud: "A rey muerto, rey puesto"
The two men embrace, as Larry Zbykso tells the fans that Juventud Guerrera used to work as a check out chick at McDonalds in Tijuana, and that is the equivalent saying of ordering a Big Mac
Mean Gene corrects him to translate it as "A crowned king to an empty throne," and that it is a sign of respect from Juventud to Jerry Lynn acknowledging his rise to the top


C+

"Nature Boy" Ric Flair wants answers


"Nature Boy" Ric Flair makes his triumphant entrance to the faithful Boston crowd who roar to a man in their approval
The WCW President styles and profiles on his way to the ring
"Nature Boy" tells the crowd that WOOOOO, diamonds are forever, and after last night, so is WCW!
He says last night wsa a great night with Goldberg reclaiming the World Heavyweight Championship on behalf of all those who have helped make WCW great
Last night he says, was a shot in the arm for the likes of Arn Anderson, Ricky Steamboat, Sting, Dusty Rhodes, Tully Blanchard and many other great men who gave their every living soul to build WCW into the great franchise it is now
WOOOOO, the epitomy of everything that is right about professional wrestling
Such as putting on a five star Pay-Per-View
Such as putting on a Pay-Per-View that features a World Heavyweight Championship of epic proportions
WOOOOO, not EVERY major promotion going today can say that
Tony Schiavone: "Whoa ho ho" - sorry, what?
But, there was a but from Wanted: Dead or Alive
...Before he can get his next sentence out, The Giant comes to the ring
The fans start to hurl rubbish paper cups at him as he lumbers down
This despite the sign police and Doug Dillenger's best effort to stop it
BULLSEYE! A full one hit the Giant in the head
If only they aimed for Tony Schiavone
Once in the ring, the Giant towers over Ric Flair and grabs the microphone from him
The Giant smirks, before addressing the crowd
He tells Ric Flair that last night was a small matter of revenge, for two issues
Firstly, that a truly great World Heavyweight Champion in "Positively" Chris Kanyon now lies in a hospital, recovering from a shoulder injury courtesy of the Jackhammer
A move that is so hideous it ought to be outlawed
He tells Flair that he knows how a move like that can go wrong, like when Kevin Nash Jack-knifed the Giant on his neck back in '98
He says since Ric Flair is not man enough to outlaw the Jackhammer, the Giant has to take matters into his own hands
The second reason, because the Giant may be big
He may walk a bit slower than most
And he may need a specially made van to drive around in
But he's never forgotten the night Goldberg jackhammered him in his last WCW run
And how it made Goldberg a massive star
He tells Flair that it's all about revenge
And claiming back the limelight that Goldberg stole
.....
Suddenly the gestapo like marching music of Goldberg starts up
Standing beneath the large screen, complete with the World Heavyweight Championship is Goldberg
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
After sizing up the roars of the fans, Gioldberg from the entrance ramp addresses the Giant
"Talk is cheap - Giant, tonight.... YOU'RE NEXT!"
Tony Schiavone nearly blows his wad live on air!
The Giant mimics the shape of the belt around his waist
Goldberg nods, indicating the belt is on the line, TONIGHT!


A*

WCW Cruiserweight Championship
"The Real Deal" AJ Styles (c) v Kaz Hayashi


The commentary team remind the fans that last night AJ Styles retained his Cruiserweight Championship in a fast paced, frenetic match against Christopher Daniels
His opponent tonight, from Japan, Kaz... Hayashi!
The Oriental high flyer is a very talented young competitor
He really hasn't had the run his talent suggests he should in WCW yet
In this match, he got a fair amount of supervilous offence in
Including a high flying plancha on Styles to the outside
And then back up on the apron.... MOONSAULT on AJ!
Inside the ring it was a very much open affair
A lot of real slick moves, man
Real slick
Eventually though AJ Styles gained the upper hand, and hit an amazing move called the Spiral Tap!!!! 1..2...3!
AJ Retains!


C

"Samoan Submission Machine": Profiled


A video vignette highlighted the very impressive young Samoa Joe
It was made known to the fans that Samoa Joe's first claim to fame was dancing at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games...
...But his real desire in life was to be the undisputed World Heavyweight Champion of the world
Dusty Rhodes commented that Samoa Joe was the 'gweatest athaleeete in da bidnez tuday. He can beat ya from da top, he can cwush ya with submission holds, he can pound ya to mercah.'
Dusty Rhodes then said his protege was a combination of 'Wic Flaaaah, Arn Andusun, D*ck Murdoch, Lou Theszzzzzz and Rey Mistewio.'
'Woooo - this guy is livin, on da edge of a lidning bolt, live in colouh babeay.'


B-

"Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe v Chavo Guerrero Jr


Two enigmatic young forces in WCW
Taking decidely different paths to glory
One a powerhouse with all the moves letting his actions do the talking
The other as cold as ice, calculated, cunning
Willing to do anything and everything to bring Mexican Wrestling to the forefront of WCW
Another good, fairly even tussle ensued here on Nitro
Chavo initially tried, and slightly successfully, to run Samoa Joe around
The big man though would not be denied, and mounted a comeback, pounded mercliessly on Chavo Guerrero Jr
Eventually he was able to apply the Rear Naked Choke Hold!!!!
The referee checked on Chavo
As the referee did that, Chavo pointed to the American Dream
The referee was distracted
From the opposite side of the ring Dustin Rhodes slid in and slammed a steel chair over the head of Samoa Joe
He was laid out
Chavo recovered...eventually
He covered....1....2.....
Uhh... Not like this
NOT LIKE THIS
....3!
Chavo, you low down ignate!


C+

"Daddy, did I do you proud?"


After the match, Dustin Rhodes grabbed a microphone
"You know, earlier tonight Chavo Guerrero Jr came into my dressing room. NO! Not for that! He came in because he was concerned. He was concerned that my own dad didn't have faith in me. He told me about how this punk Samoa Joe was being treated like he was the biological hier to the Rhodes fame. Well he's not, dad! He's not! I am. Yeah, you might not talk to me, you might not even like me dad, but you're a pathetic dad. How many fathers in this audience can go on near on a decade not speaking to their own flesh and blood? Did I offend you dad? Did I offend you? Was the make up too much? Did I not achieve what you achieved? Did I not book myself well enough? All a boy wants is his dad's love. I will earn it. Not this punk....."


C

The attack continues...


As Dusty Rhodes argued from ringside, Dustin Rhodes dropped a couple of seated bionic elbows on Samoa Joe who was still out cold
Chavo Guerrero Jr joined him mockingly laying in bionic elbows
...What's the crowd going on about?
Here they are!!!
STING AND MIKE SANDERS!!!!
Chavo Guerrero Jr and Dustin Rhodes bail!
Dustin Rhodes pointed the finger at Sting and Sanders from the safety of the entrance way as they beat a hasty retreat


C+

"Nature Boy" has a word to Sean O'Haire


Backstage, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair walked into the dressing room of Sean O'Haire
O'Haire was shadow boxing, getting ready for his match
"WOOOO!!! Well if it's not the stylin and profilin limousine ridin jet flyin son of a gun Sean O'Haire!"
O'Haire leant forward and exchanged an embrace with Flair
"Last night you did everyone proud son. You stood up for what you believed in. You searched for that bit extra. The power is in you Sean O'Haire. WOOOO!!! You don't need the dirty tricks, I may have been the dirtiest player in the game, but by god... WOOOOO, I could still wrestle and beat my man. And so can you. So tonight, against Big Poppa Pump, Diamonds are Forever, and so is Sean O'Haire...WOOOOOO!"


A

"Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump v Sean O'Haire


Sean O'Haire of course got revenge on Big Poppa Pump last night at Wanted: Dead or Alive for a cheap late attack on Beauty and the Beast
The commentators hyped that up, trying to make sure now Sean O'Haire had gone babyface...
....Without saying that, of course
Big Poppa Pump looked genuinely pumped
The needles must have been getting a good thorough going over
These two are two of the most powerful looking athletes in the industry today
One I think does it legally
See if you can figure out who
The match was a crunch a thon
Suplex there
Punch there
Slow down, have a rest hold here or there
The match wasn't all that frenetic really
That's until one man learnt to fly...
Big Poppa Pump took Sean O'Haire up to the top rope
He looked destined to be setting him up for the Frankensteiner....
O'Haire pushed him off....
SEANTON BOMB!!!! 1..2....3!


C+

Look who's on the cover


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock caught up with Torrie Wilson
Pamela asked what Torrie's big news was
She presented her with a copy of "Better Bride", a girly magazine
No, not like Playboy
And on the cover, was WCW's own Torrie Wilson with an exclusive on her idea of a dream wedding for her and Lance Storm
Jeff Jarrett walked past and spat at it, telling Torrie that this was professional wrestling, not mud wrestling, and she'd show that by making an example out of her toy boy...
Now choke on that, slapnut!
..."Wait, you probably already have."
Torrie looked horrified as Jarrett stormed off!


B+

Lance Storm v "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett


The former US Champion against the former Canadian Champion
Each with vastly contrasting fortunes from Wanted: Dead or Alive
Jarrett of course dropped the United States Championship to Rey Mysterio Jr in a helluva fine match
Whereas Lance Storm defeated Diamond Dallas Page to ensure she didn't join his Bling Bling Escort Service
Lance Storm had been in the ring preparing for the match when Jarrett made his comments backstage, which seemed to enrage the Canadian immensely
Jarrett tried to trash talk him, but Storm was in no mood so got right to business
Both men are fairly good wrestlers
Storm one of the cream of the crop really though
Jarrett of course is a second generation star with a large industry influence
He tried rallying his way back into the match
But after a brief flurry, as he went to trash talk Torrie at ringside, Lance Storm rolled him through into the Mapleleaf Submission!!!! Jarrett tapped almost immediately!


B

WCW Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn (c) v Jamie Knoble


Jerry Lynn's first defence came against Jamie Knoble
Various fans held up signs of support for Mr Wrestling III
The two high fliers treated the fans to aerial ping pong
Dashed with a spice of Jerry Lynn's excellent ring psychology to make it go from beautiful to believable and sensical
Eventually Jerry Lynn retained following the Cradle Piledriver...1...2....3!


B

The Undertaker Video


A video aired highlighting the recent trail of destruction left by the Undertaker
Including Steve Corino, who is in hospital recovering
The Undertaker is an immortal mortal killing machine
"Taking names...
...Inscriptions...
....Making obituaries"


A*

The Undertaker v Konnan


At last night's Pay-Per-View, Konnan lost his Tag Team Championship with Billy Kidman to the Army of Darkness pairing of Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome
But tonight's match was just as important
Perhaps victory wasn't in mind
But how about survival?
The Undertaker looked ready to put on a show
Konnan went back to a lot of his Mexican moves
He tried to get graceful through the air again
But eventually he was caught by the throat by the Undertaker....
CHOKESLAM!
He picked Konnan back up...TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!
Roadkill...1...2...3!


A*

Prerecorded Chris Kanyon Injury Video


A video aired from Houston Hospital, where "Positively" Chris Kanyon lay due to a shoulder injury suffered at the hands of Goldberg last night
Kanyon told Goldberg that he was thinking of suing him for the damage to his shoulder caused by the Jackhammer
And to his reputation
After all, who better dan Kanyon?
He told him that his medical expenses would be presented to him when it was tallied up
But he warned Goldberg to be weary, for Kanyon is known world over as the 'Innovator of Offence', and it wouldn't be long before he would repay the favour to Goldberg
Hopefully, he warned, for Goldberg's sake, Ric Flair had already banned the Jackhammer as he should, and Goldberg would fade away and be a wash up has been never was
After all, who better dan Kanyon?


A*

WCW United States Championship
"New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr (c) v "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera


Do you want to see high fliers?
Do you want to see latino passion?
Do you want to see lucha excellence?
Give me a hell yeah, because these two lads supplied it in high octane quantities tonight
Ariba La Raza indeed
Whatever that means
Rey's first defence was a very real threat against a man who has just gone through a 25 match winning streak with a slab of gold himself
But of course, the United States Championship is extremely prestigious
No man, no man let alone Rey Mysterio Jr, a man with a heart the size of Alaska would give up easily
Even to a supreme athlete like the Sultan
At the top of the match the two men exchanged a respecting handshake
Before the ring exploded into a calvacade of colours and fizz through the air
Inside and outsdie the ring
Up and down
The speed was intense
The afterburners were on
Juventud worked the Juice hard
But eventually he fell short, falling prey to Rey's Springboard Hurricanrana....1....2....3!
The fans stood to attention following the match!


A*

Rey Celebrates


Post match, Rey Mysterio Jr celebrated holding his title high
He then went to the east side of the complex, and started celebrated near the guardrail
Not done yet, he jumped the guardrail, pinked up a young kid and began to party with the kid
Public Enemy style!


A*

WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Goldberg (c) v The Giant


These two men merely circled each other for nigh on a minute
No talk
No chatter
Neither man game enough to take their eye off the other
The hatred intense
The crowd dynamically behind Goldberg
The crowd feverishly hating on the Giant
The Fleet Center was exploding with an avalanche of mixed emotions
The match swayed evenly
Neither man, despite their collosal power held any dominance
Neither man looked likely to wrap it up conclusively
After fearful blows from either party, they exitted the ring
After both men started going into the crowd to brawl, Referee Billy Silverman had no alternative but to signal for a double count out


A*

Goldberg looks surprised


As the announcement was made, Goldberg came back to the ring area to complain for the referee to allow the carnage to continue
As he did so....
WHAM!!!!!!
Chair shot...
That's...
That's.....
MORTIS???
MORTIS????
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Off comes the mask...
Of course, who better dan...Kanyon....
The crowd boos unanamously as Nitro goes off the air!


A*

Crowd: 9,746
Rating: A

Head to Head:

WCW Nitro: 1,283,784
WWF RAW is WAR: 1,139,704

RAW is WAR came from the Midlands of the UK in front of 8,104.

Title changes included Grandmaster Sexay beating TAKA Michinoku for the Lightweight Championship
Perry Saturn over Albert for the Intercontinental Championship

While Triple H defeated X Pac to retain the WWF Championship, Raven defeated Gangrel to retain the Hardcore Title, and Trish defeated Lita to retain the Womens Championship.

WCW's US Popularity moved up to 79.4%. WWF's is now at 73.7%. Vader suffered a sprained ankle at Wanted: Dead or Alive. Various matches on Nitro showed very poor chemistry.

Hamsalad
01-05-2007, 01:39 PM
Great as always. I personally do not care if you keep this as an 05 diary.

tristram
01-05-2007, 06:49 PM
Well I certinally hope you do tristram. i had a much longer reply typed up but the comp crashed. just wanted to say a good show as usual. To be still pumping out quality shows this far into a diary says alot, and I actually think this has got better as time has gone on.

To me it doesn't matter if you are going to 07 or not because... THIS IS AWESOME!

Hell you could just be making up the whole thing and not using any sort of sim program and I'd still read it.

Great as always. I personally do not care if you keep this as an 05 diary.

Thanks guys for the support.

The thing that is making me happiest about this diary is the way that we've been able to get over some of the so called vanilla midgets, or lesser lights of WCW, and some from outside who would have been great additions to the WCW roster. From recollection, on last search, Lance Storm was at B+ popularity in the US, Sean O'Haire was B, Rey Mysterio Jr A, Chris Kanyon A, Juventud Guerrera B+, Tommy Dreamer B, Samoa Joe B-. I was surprised to watch some of the cruiserweights who I used as jobber fodder to the Steiners go up big time in their popularity in that match alone. The good thing about this of course is that it gives the diary room to move to push guys into the main event - not just the established superstars and we've evidenced that with Chris Kanyon's World Heavyweight Championship reign.

The Nitro show was in some ways looking like a bit of a fizzer until the upper card saved the show's rating, but it was very important for me to bring in some new storylines and being to push some other workers so that we get the feel of a roster truly adaptable and capable of being utilised in any different way.

keefmoon
01-06-2007, 04:31 PM
I don't think I'm even gonna bother telling you how much I like your diary, I do that too much as it is. $hit! I just did in a roundabout way. To hell with it, great diary.

You've done really well with a lot of the "vanilla midgets" and I'm surprised how over they have become. Mind, you, I shouldn't as you've done such a great job with them. And I get the feeling it's only gonna get better.

tristram
01-07-2007, 02:48 AM
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WCW Friday Fire, Friday May Week 2, 2001
Live from the HersheyPark Arena, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Live on CBS

Beauty and the Beast ("Animal" Dave Baustista and Randy Orton) v Three Count ("Sugar" Shane Helms and Shannon Moore)


Beauty and the Beast have been on a real roll within WCW of late
Even beating the legendary pairing of the Steiner brothers at Wanted: Dead or Alive in a major shock upset
Three Count are a very fine tag team in their own right
Quick, fluid, energetic
A contrast of sorts against Beauty and the Beast who are c0cky, and powerful
And they showed it in this match
The Animal is like a freight train on the loose at the moment
Totally uncontrollable
But this time, it was a twisting neckbreaker from Randy Orton on Shane Helms that got the 1....2....3!


C+

Nitro Recap


The commentators talked about what happened at the end of Monday Nitro
Where "Positively" Chris Kanyon unexpectedly surprised Goldberg
With a steel chair to the head
That after fighting a pensive double count out match with the imposing Giant
They also highlighted that both the Giant and "Positively" Chris Kanyon had demanded that the WCW World Heavyweight Championship holder's finisher, the Jackhammer, be outlawed due to it's propensity to seriously injure wrestlers


A

WCW Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn v Billy Kidman


Two of the sport's top high fliers squared off in this 'bout for the WCW Television Championship
Currently held by Jerry Lynn, courtesy of a gutsy and brilliant victory over Juventud Guerrera at Wanted: Dead or Alive
Indeed, there wasn't a lot of brawling in this match
The competitors went to the aerial strengths
The crowd roared as each competitor seemed in a trance to try and out do one another
At one stage, Kidman hit a headscissors takedown, and then rebounded off the ropes with a flying drop kick sending Lynn to the floor, he followed this up with a Shooting Star Press to the outside which hit! Then back to the apron, back in the ring... Asai Moonsault!
The two men certainly though didn't stop to regather their breath after that encounter
My fingers couldn't keep up with the moves
Nor could the commentators who began trying to improvise with move names
Eventually though, Jerry Lynn retained after an inside the ring Shooting Star Press was caught by Jerry Lynn, who then turned it into a cradle piledriver! 1...2....3!


B+

Here's the Bill, Bill


The gestapo music played, and who came out?
Three guesses...
Mickey Mantle... NO!
D!ck Slater...NO!
I'll give you a hint....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG...
Sharon Freakin Tate? What do you mean Sharon Freakin Tate? Ask Charlie about that one
NO! Goldberg!
The WCW World Heavyweight Champion made his way down to the ring for an interview with Mean Gene Okerlund
His entrance was met with a rapturous applause
There's NO WAY they're piping this mofo stuff in
Okerlund asked Goldberg how he was feeilng after two sneak attacks in the past week
Goldberg told Okerlund that he'd never felt better, because he was holding the WCW World Heavyweight Championship...
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
Goldberg told Gene that the fans made the punishment worthwhile, and nothing either the Giant, or "Positively" Chris Kanyon could do could hurt him
....Except, if they took away his World Heavyweight Championship
And they'd have to kill him before they'd get that
Suddenly, "Positively" Chris Kanyon's music hit, and the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion came out beneath the FireTron
He had in his hand a piece of paper which he began to read from
"For observation and rehabiliation of right shoulder separation injury suffered at wrestling event, total fees come to $1,450."
Kanyon told Goldberg that he wasn't paying the bill
Goldberg was!
Goldberg told Kanyon the reason he got injured was that he just wasn't good enough to avoid the Jackhammer
Kanyon said that wasn't true, after all, who's better dan Kanyon?
Goldberg said he had an idea to settle the bill, a one on one match ... TONIGHT!
Which means Kanyon... YOU'RE NEXT!
Kanyon said that that wasn't going to happen, because it wasn't just Chris Kanyon who had a bone to pick with Goldberg
No, it was also.... the GIANT!
He said tonight they would fight Goldberg, and if Goldberg could find a partner, that man too
Oh, and tonight, the WCW Board of Directors have ruled the Jackhammer.... Illegal!


A*

WCW Hardcore Championship
"The Innovator of Offence" Tommy Dreamer (c) v "The Homicidal, Genocidal, Suicidal, Death Defying Maniac" Sabu


Our cameras raced backstage, where a fight was already underway
Sabu had cornered Tommy Dreamer, enciting the 24/7 rule for the Hardcore Championship
Various brutal weapons came into play
Blood poured
Bodies were massacred
Tommy Dreamer innovated
Sabu put his mortal body on the line
All for the WCW Hardcore Championship
Eventually though, Dreamer won courtesy of the Dreamer DDT! 1...2....3!
Goodnight, nurse


A

You are being softened up...


As Tommy Dreamer's arm was being held up in front of the FireTron, a video played
It came from a dark lair, with the face of Mick Foley only illuminated by a lighter
Foley told Tommy Dreamer that if he thought that match was brutal
He would find that child's play for when Rhino got his hands back on him
One on one - after Sabu had softened him up tonight
For the Hardcore Championship
At Glycerine
Where blood will fly
Where bones will crack
And the Hardcore Championship will come back to the Hardcore...Evolution!


A*

Dustin Rhodes calls out Sting


Dustin Rhodes came to the ring
With very little fanfare
He told the fans that none of them knew what it was like to lose a father's love
And none of them had suffered as much as he had, barely even seeing his father as a child as he neglected his family to go on the 'road' with the 'boys'
He said though that at Nitro someone stuck their nose in business that wasn't theres...
...Sting....
He called Sting a coward, and told him to come to the ring now to settle the score...
From above, from high in the rafters the mecurial Stinger dropped to the ring


C+

Dustin Rhodes v Sting


WCW's biggest icon, Sting gladly took on the challenge
And showed off some of his enigmatic powers in the squared circle
But Dustin Rhodes was a man on a mission
With Chavo Guerrero Jr at ringside barking instructions, and distracting Sting
Dustin Rhodes was odds on
After Sting mounted a quick comeback, Rhodes raked his eyes...and then....
hit the Bionic Elbow....1....2....3!


A

"Nature Boy" Ric Flair bans the Jackhammer for tonight


Our cameras went inside the Oval Office Presidential Suite of "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Flair informed fans of a decision passed earlier today by the WCW Board of Directors to temporarily ban the Jackhammer
Flair told fans that he had argued the merits of the decision, but his hands were tied
He said, "Diamonds are forever, but so is bureaucracy..."


A*

WCW World Tag Team Championship
The Army of Darkness (Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome) (c) v The Perfect Event ("Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak and "Main Event" Chuck Palumbo)


The first defence of the new reign of the Army of Darkness against former champions the Perfect Event
Jindrak of course was a former stable partner of the Perfect Event
These men are all relatively young in terms of their wrestling careers, but are already beginning to develop
Kevin Sullivan glared on from ringside, as the Perfect Event took early ascendency
They are well versed in tag team wrestling
Their combination is slick
They are good athletes
But in the end they were no match for the Army of Darkness, as Mike Awesome hit the AwesomeBomb on Stasiak for the win...1...2....3!


B

The Giant is happy with the decision


Backstage, The Giant laughed as he watched a television monitor replaying the decision made by Ric Flair tonight banning Goldberg's Jackhammer


A*

Lance Storm, Booker T, AWOL and Sean O'Haire v The Steiner Brothers, Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell and "Franchise" Shane Douglas


Four on four action in WCW means usually one thing
Carnage
It also usually means a heck of a lot of tension
A lot of electricity
Frantic action
And happy customers
And sure enough, it delivered
Big Poppa Pump at ringside made a fair suggestive jestures to Torrie Wilson, which Lance Storm took offence to
Sean O'Haire seemed preoccupied with Rick Steiner followed the events of Wanted: Dead or Alive
AWOL seemed to take Buff Bagwell's posing personally
And Booker T tried to wipe the arrogant smile off the face of Shane Douglas
All in all, good times
Great classic hits
And hits a plenty there was
Two guys in particular came out of this glowing
Lance Storm, one of the most improved wrestlers of 2001
And Sean O'Haire, developing into a very seriously minded powerhouse
After a Powerbomb from O'Haire on Rick Steiner, and then one on his brother, he tagged in Lance Storm who put on the Mapleleaf hold on Big Poppa Pump, who submitted!


B+

WCW United States Champion "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr and "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera v Chavo Guerrero Jr and "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett


Tag team action again
This time Jarrett teamed with Chavo Guerrero Jr
Juventud Guerrera and Rey Mysterio were paired together to try and show off their aerial ping pong
Together
You know what cruiserweight wrestling at its best reminds me of?
NO!
NOT THAT!
(Well sometimes)
But it's like watching a perfectly laid alley-oop from John Stockton to Karl Malone
The less said about Karl Malone's WCW appearance the better though
The Mailman always delivered, but not then
Indeed Tony Schiavone announced that the reason Juventud and Rey had agreed to team tonight was out of respect for each following their monumentily brilliant match at Nitro
Praise the lord!
They respect each other!
Won't the likes of Bruiser Brody and Dirty D!ck Murdoch love that
Praise the lord
Amen
Welcome to WCB, that's right, World Championship Ballet
Praise the mother f'n lord
I'm just stallin here aren't I?
So, what do you folk think of the price of gasoline these days?
Anywho, this match was back and forth
Like your favourite porno
Lots of give and take
Lots of in an out
Lots of high flying from our three latino influenced friends
And some redneck cheap shots from our man Jarrett
Eventually the Sultan of Swing though grabbed the win with a Juvi Driver on Chavo!! 1...2...3!


A

Jeff Jarrett gets revenge


Post match, "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett grabbed his trusty six string and swung straight and true over the head of Juventud
He then lined up Rey....
...TOME....
....TOME...
....TOME....
....TOME....
Jarrett looked up in shock
As he turned around....TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!! FROM THE UNDERTAKER!!!


A*

You have a partner, Bill


After tombstoning Jeff Jarrett, the Undertaker pulled off his black robe and black hat and sat in the bottom rung of the far corner awaiting the scheduled entrance of Goldberg
Undertaker will partner Goldberg!


A*

WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg and The Undertaker v The Giant and "Positively" Chris Kanyon


And tonight's main event
No Jackhammer remember folks
Not allowed
Four of the most dangerous men in the industry
It's hard to imagine a match with as much danger without a zany hardcore stipulation as this one
Purely and simply due to the pure power of three of the men, and the lengths Chris Kanyon would go to to secure a victory
Pop the champagne, this one's underway
Lots of stare downs
Lots of slow drama
Brutal slaps
Brutal slams
This match was a power fest
Not for the feint hearted
The Undertaker worked hard against the Giant, but was eventually pounded by the big man
Taker tagged in Goldberg, who was also taken to the cleaners by the Giant
Goldberg appeared to have no answer
The huge figure of the Giant was irrepressible
The Giant stopped to gloat....
...ANKLE LOCK!!!!
FROM NOWHERE GOLDBERG APPLIES AN ANKLE LOCK!!!
Kanyon runs in.... TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER FROM UNDERTAKER!!!
The Giant tries to kick Goldberg off, but he can't...
He tries to sprawl his massive frame to the ropes...
But he's right in the middle of the ring....
HE TAPS!!!!


A*

Attendence: 8,040
Rating: A*
Fire attracted 3,978,943 viewers on CBS.

Look forward to the feedback on the show as always.

Astil
01-07-2007, 07:56 PM
Goldberg's Angle now? Sweet.

tristram
01-07-2007, 09:36 PM
Goldberg's Angle now? Sweet.

Never really thought of it like that. I remember when Goldberg first came into WCW and he was very, very limited. Matches would consist of audible orgasm from Tony Schiavone, large march to the ring, spit a logie after going through the pyros, stare at opponent, spear, jackhammer, splat. And then for a while he began to introduce a new move every week. Including an ankle lock from memory.

Then for some inexcusable reason they stripped him back to be just raw old Goldberg. I preferred the Goldberg that would try something new to keep the matches interesting.

Astil
01-07-2007, 10:07 PM
And there goes my dream of Goldberg screaming "I'll break your frickin' ankle!" in this universe. Tis a shame.

keefmoon
02-03-2007, 07:38 AM
I read the last few pages again and it re-ignited my love for this diary. It truly is excellent, and not just because I was a WCW fan. Reading it is like a "how to" in diary writing.

I do hope this isn't totally dead, and I'm sure there are other people who agree. This is still my favourite diary and it would be great to see it continued.

Mtm2k6
02-03-2007, 06:53 PM
I agree with the above, best WCW diary on here, really captured what WCW could/should have been. I hope this ain't dead!

Alex Gariepy
02-14-2007, 07:44 PM
I hope this diary isn't dead. I know, I know, it's all up to the author, and this IS done with the previous version of TEW. Still, I really enjoyed the way this diary has unfolded. Not just in terms of what happened (Goldberg getting really good, Undertaker AND Mick Foley!) but in the way it's changed in presentation in the pages. I mean, take a look from the first few pages and look at now. A big step.

Well, if this is it, thanks for the memories, tristam. If not, can't wait to see more! :)

tristram
02-15-2007, 11:38 PM
I read the last few pages again and it re-ignited my love for this diary. It truly is excellent, and not just because I was a WCW fan. Reading it is like a "how to" in diary writing.

I do hope this isn't totally dead, and I'm sure there are other people who agree. This is still my favourite diary and it would be great to see it continued.

Thanks for that keef. The start you made with your WWF diary is more than promising mate. I really want to see that grow, it's got serious potential.

I agree with the above, best WCW diary on here, really captured what WCW could/should have been. I hope this ain't dead!

Thanks mtm. WCW was a great promotion, badly managed towards the end.

I hope this diary isn't dead. I know, I know, it's all up to the author, and this IS done with the previous version of TEW. Still, I really enjoyed the way this diary has unfolded. Not just in terms of what happened (Goldberg getting really good, Undertaker AND Mick Foley!) but in the way it's changed in presentation in the pages. I mean, take a look from the first few pages and look at now. A big step.

Well, if this is it, thanks for the memories, tristam. If not, can't wait to see more! :)

Gidday Alex. No I don't have TEW07, and I don't think I'll get it, it just to me doesn't seem to have the same feel and playability to it. I'm glad you enjoyed the way it was written, it's a bit of a take on my favourite site, www.ddtdigest.com




....

I'm not sure what the future holds for Death of WCW. If there's enough support for it, I may get it going again. Admittedly though time is of the essence currently, I have a lot of things working on - I have many issues with my job at the moment and there's a lot of instability and insecurity there. Money is not the drama, conditions are and they are becoming increasingly untenable. The problem is the breaking of promises from management, which I despise. I seem to have been their whipping boy in regards to who to screw over and what that effectively means for Death of WCW is when I get home at night, after I keep going to the gym, do my uni studies online, that Death of WCW is a nice thought but the stress levels are too high to do it any sort of justice. I definitely had plans, and I'd love to implement them, so we'll see what happens. Either I'll reprioritise if there's enough support for it, or hope to see some much needed changes in my job and then that will give me the freedom of mind to put work onto DOWCW.

I hope people can understand my predicament, and hope people don't feel let down. I really have put a lot of heart and soul into DOWCW, it takes a long time to think about the card, put it together, and get it in writing...

I must say also, I'm happy looking at a few of the other WCW diaries popping up, hoping to capture the beauty of the promotion I came to love. Viva la WCW.

keefmoon
02-16-2007, 08:01 AM
Okay, Tristram, how the hell do you do that?! Even your out of character update posts are diary quality reads!

You know for a fact you have a reader in me if you decide to carry it on; that goes without saying. And I totally understand your situation, I too am having issues around work and life and I just don't feel like writing a diary when I get in, so I understand 100%.

I honestly hope everything picks up for you, because I know how bad and how much it effects your moods when you have a problem like you're having, and also I'd love to see DOWCW up and running again one day.

But if you don't carry it on, you won't be letting anyone down. I'm sure everyone understands that life has to come first.

Hamsalad
02-16-2007, 10:05 AM
This is my favorite diary. Notch a vote for the "please keep it up" side.

cmdrsam
02-19-2007, 09:28 AM
Well I for one understand how work hinders the work on the diary. I tried and then work got in the way and sapped all the energy out of me. So I understand. Now from a readers point of veiw. There are many great works on this site. I enjoyed your right from the get go. There is only one other work i enjoy on the same level as yours sir. I too dont have 07 as I have gotten little to enthralled in a dott game. I'm still have a blast with it. But will admit im probably gonna get 07 in the future. Anyways now im rambling. If you do close this work I understand but will be dissapointed. If you do continue it I will read and enjoy it as im sure many others will.

tristram
02-21-2007, 03:19 AM
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WCW Glycerine, Live from the Indepedence Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Saturday, Week 2, May 2001
Live on NBC!

WCW World Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn (c) v Low Ki


First up tonight, Jerry Lynn to defend the WCW Television Championship against a young man by the name of Low Ki
The commentators hype up Low Ki as a martial arts expert, capable of excelling from the air
And indeed, Jerry Lynn initially struggled to adapt to the variable offence of Low Ki
For a small wrestler, his kicks were so crisp and sweet to the point
The match was quick paced, but with brutal interludes from Low Ki
Eventually though, the experience of the champion paid off as he hit the Cradle Piledriver...1...2....3! He retains!


B-

"Nature Boy" talks with "The Innovator of Violence"


Backstage, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair interrupts a conversation between Booker T and Tommy Dreamer
The former NWA World Heavyweight Champion pulled aside the current WCW Hardcore Champion
The President told Tommy that he should be very proud of who is today, and how successful he is today
... But to be wary, because one little tip Ric Flair can give to any young wrestler is once you hold that gold....
WOOOOOOO....
The line to try and knock over Space Mountain gets longer, and longer, and longer, and longer
He finishes by offering him a handshake, and then pulls him closer and says "Traditions stand strong... WOOOOO.... Diamonds are forever... But so will be the pain you will have to suffer to keep that belt away from Foley and his hoarde of charletons... WOOOOOO... Good luck!"


A

World Tag Team Championship
The Army of Darkness (c) (Mike Awesome and Jindrak) v The Jung Dragons (Kaz Hayashi and Jimmy Yang) v The Mamalukes (Big Vito and Johnny the Bull)


Three way action for the World Tag Team Championships
The Army of Darkness came out in their robes, led by the deliriously evil looking Kevin Sullivan
The Dragons tried to use their speed...
The Mamalukes tried to wrestle 'suave' and efficiently
Whereas the Army of Darkness just used brute force
There's something about Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome
A certain something that says.... Stars
And their "star" habits continued, as they beat off the diverse challenges of the Jung Dragons and the Mamalukes via Mike Awesome hitting... The AwesomeBomb...1...2....3!


C+

Sean O'Haire with the legend


A video was shown of Sean O'Haire spending time with "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Flair told Sean O'Haire about the demands of being the main eventer
The main man
Space Mountain
He told him he has the ability to achieve just as much as the Nature Boy himself did
And that he is the face of the next generation of WCW Hall of Famers
Flair talked about his battles with Dusty Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat, Harley Race, Terry Funk, and all the different lessons he learnt in order to become the Nature Boy, the greatest wrestler of the 20th century
Flair's challenge to O'Haire - learn as much as he can from the likes of Sting, Goldberg, Booker T, Arn Anderson, forget the likes of Big Poppa Pump, Chris Kanyon and the Giant, and become the greatest wrestler of the 21st century...
WOOOOOO!!!


A*

Dustin Rhodes v Mike Sanders


The son of the son of a plumber
Versus Mike Sanders, looking to gain vengeance for his role model and close friend, Sting, who was laid out by Dustin Rhodes recently
The son of a plumber himself sat at ringside as a guest commentator, failing to believe the turn his son had taken for the worst
Dusty Rhodes spoke of his families disappointment at what they were seeing now from Dustin
Tony Schiavone asked Dusty if he felt he had failed him to give him the advice necessary to make the right decisions
Dusty refused to comment
Mike Sanders tried valiantly to gain vengeance
He used his limited experience well
But eventually it was the much more heavily experienced Dustin Rhodes who poked fun at his old man, by sealing the deal with a Bionic Elbow, and a Dusty Rhodes dance...1...2....3!


A

Holla, if you hear me


Backstage, Big Poppa Pump walked to the ring
He passed Torrie Wilson, shadowed her against a wall and merely flexed his right bicep, before self loving himself with a kiss to the roid raged bicep
Question: If most of us ain't fans of nibbling on the fake hooters, what the hell does it taste like for him to nibble on the fake bicep?


A

"The Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump v "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash


A return to action for the near 7 foot giant, Kevin Nash!
Big Sexy came out to a chorus of cheers
Big Poppa Pump, quite the opposite
These two have a lot of history together, mostly together in the nWo
But also of course, before Scott Steiner "hulked" up and "jack a$$ed" up to become Big Poppa Pump in the nWo, the two men had considerable bouts against one another in the epic Outsiders v Steiner Brothers tag team fued around 1996/1997
How their careers have contrasted since tehn
Big Sexy gained prominance by the "book"
Whereas Big Poppa Pump was taunted everywhere for roids
The match was a brawl fest
Kevin Nash, the snail of all snails, Mr 3 moves really entertained the crowd....
....Well not really
He tried to fight off Steiner, I mean Pump, I mean Roid, but eventually fell prey to a lead pipe... not seen by the referee of course in all good WCW traditions, and the Steiner Recliner....Submission time!


B

Lance Storm makes a challenge


The Siren wailing out to celebrate another Big Poppa Chump win was promptly halted, as Lance Storm came to the top of the stage
Lance Storm told Big Poppa Pump that he was sick and tired of him pressing up against his woman
And that he was going to take matters into his own hands
Man, to man
If Big Poppa Pump was man enough
He told Big Poppa Pump that he'd fight him at Nitro, in any match he wanted, to prove why one should not mess with the fiance` of the New Excellence of Execution, Lance Storm
Big Poppa Pump ignored Lance Storm, posing for the rampant crowd who heckled the chump throughout


B

"Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner v Sean O'Haire


That's right, for two hours get not only one Steiner, but if you call now, you get two Steiners!
Absolutely Free!
Fast talk disclaimer: Please note this is not 1993 and the Steiners are no longer that good
Here comes the pooch, against Sean O'Haire
Rick Steiner has been adamantly chasing Sean O'Haire since O'Haire saved Beauty & The Beast at Wanted: Dead or Alive
He's been as pinged off as a $20 hooker who didn't get tipped
Come on Sean!
Deal to him!
As D12 would sing, Sh!t on him
...Ok, well please don't
Straight up, this match was an experience for O'Haire
Rick Steiner reprised his role from 1993, and actually, low and behold, wrestled...well
A number of good suplexes on the big man
Pressure point submission holds
All around good ring psychology
Eventually though he got involved in barking for the crowd, allowing O'Haire to get up, and hit a snap DDT
O'Haire tried to shake off the cobwebs, and eventually got to the top rope.... SEANTONBOMB! 1...2....3!


B+

The Giant requests Goldberg


After the commercial break, the lumberjack himself, the Giant strode to the ring
He looked angered
Grrrrr type angry
He told the crowd that he was sick and tired of seeing Goldberg on the cover of every major wrestilng magazine in the world
And that the greatest specimen in professional sports was not the paper WCW World Heavyweight Champion
But the real mccoy
The 7 foot giant
A man who can drop kick, with over 500 pounds behind him
The Giant told the fans that "Nature Boy" Ric Flair was too scared to give the fans what they wanted, because he was scared of the ending of Goldberg's career and the effect it'd have on the merchandise stand
Just then, the classical sounds of Ric Flair's theme music hit, as the Nature Boy himself came to the top of the ramp
Ric Flair told The Giant...WOOOOO, that tonight's card was already fulled booked out and scheduled and that there was no time to approve a Giant/Goldberg match tonight
But that he would make not one, but two matches...
WOOOOO....
At Monday Nitro, the main event will be the Giant...versus GOLDBERG!!!!
...GOLDBERG...
...GOLDBERG...
...GOLDBERG...
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
But it will be non title, but to ensure there's no controversies over who is the real chmapion, at the Great American Bash, inside a Steel Cell, it'd be Goldberg versus the Giant for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship...
WOOOOOO!!!!!
Diamonds are Forever, and so is WCW!!!


A*

"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera v "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr


Possibly the two greatest cruiserweights going around today, squaring it off here in Charlotte, North Carolina
Right here in WCW
Prepare for Tony Schiavone to lose control during this match
And of course, invent names like the sidewalk DDT...
Where's Mike Tenay when you need him, even when he was inventing names he gave you some colourful history
So too did Bobby Heenan, but I'm not sure if even 1% of that was PC...
..But it was hella funny
Long live the Brain
But enough of that, there's enough to focus on in this match
Inside, outside
Upside downside
Flipside, west side, coast side, blind side
Every side and style and method was used in this high flying extravaganza
Barring perhaps Doggy Style
I tried to take down a few of the moves
But in between Skee-o-vi-a-ne having no idea, and the match being too damn quick
I had no show
I have more show of scoring with Angel Dark and Krystal Steal at the same time
The match though was a great one none the less
And after a lot of enterprise, Rey Mysterio gained the big win reversing an inside cradle...1...2...3!


A

Much Respect


Post match, as Rey Mysterio Jr leapt to the corner for the warm applause of the fans, Juventud Guerrera stood in the middle of the ring dumbfounded
Initially he glared at the referee regarding the quickness of the count before pulling Rey off the top turnbuckle to stand toe to toe with him
After a stand off, Juventud stuck out his right hand for a handshake!
The two men embraced! What champions!


B+

"The Beast from the East" Bam Bam Bigelow v The Undertaker


Bam Bam Bigelow, a real enygma if you ask me
Size and speed, he's a demon
But, measure that up against a designated burial machine
THE UNDERTAKER!
Even the steely gaze of Bam Bam Bigelow looked on in awe as the Undertaker stalked his way to the ring
Bam Bam tried to get to Undetaker early, and largely succeeded knocking the 300 pound death lover off his feet with a series of crushing blows
Bam Bam continued the high intensity, even storming to the top rope, and looking for the Greetings from Ashbury Park.... AND HE HIT IT!!!!!! HERE'S THE COVER....1...2... NO! KICK OUT!
Undertaker sat up
Bam Bam looked shocked
He tried to hit him with rights to the back of the head...
No change...
Uh oh.... TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!! 1..2...3!


A

Dismantling the Hearst


The Glycertron showed "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett out the back of the Indepedence Arena, with a bunch of thugs dismantling Undertaker's prized Hearst
Jarrett told the Undertaker that he was taking apart his "babY", piece by piece, just as he would do to the Undertaker at the Great American Bash
The Undertaker looked incensed, and began to storm his way out of the ramp
As he rounded the Gorilla Position....CRACK!!!!
It was a set up, Jarrett was there with a steel chair!!
"CHOKE ON THAT, DEATH LOVING SLAPNUT!"


A*

And tonight's guest main event commentator is...


...The Giant
Don't these fans just love him?


A*

WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Goldberg (c) v "The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page


It's Halloween Havoc all over again
Hopefully this time we'll get the match in the scheduled allotment of time instead of having to replay it on Nitro
Calling out the Warrior, let's see if you can stuff up this card with this main event
Na, you just stick to your University preachings now conspiracy boy
Where's the big orange machine Hogan himself?
Is it just me, or does Hogan's skin colour match the orange M&M colour?
He's a dead set ringer, perhaps he smears it on himself as like a gimmick or something to try and cover up the inadaquete wrestling?
Who knows? Only Hogan knows best...
Err, look at me, I'm Hulk Hogan, my son Nick wants to be a drifter driver, pity he sucks but we'll get some schmuck to throw money at him anyway because I'm the Hulkster, errr, and look at me in this episode where my best friend comes over, you know, Brian Knobbs, and he gets really annoying, but we won't tell him to his face, no we'll wait until he sees it on VH1 how much he annoys us
Watcha going do brother, when that steaming pile of cr@p programming runs wild on you?
Anyway, lets not get carried away here
We have the title on the line tonight, baby!
Diamond Dallas Page is a former WCW World Heavyweigth Champion, and what a career he's had
He's gone from driving out the Honky Tonk Man and Greg Valentine at Wrestlemania, to managing in the AWA, to commentating in Florida, to finally getting in the squared circle
He's one of the epitomies of what WCW should stand for
He's a hard worker, he's not necessarily flashy or flambouyant, but he gives a good showing most often
... Just don't get him to say you wrestle like you're 35, and look like you're 25... cheesy
Goldberg, the man is all class
Has there been a bigger hype regarding a professional wrestler?
This man just came out from the get go and slaughtered opponents
Veterans, rookies, jobbers, major stars
1 by 1 (or sometimes by 3-4-5-6-7 depending on who was actually recording the "Streak" log) opponents would be knocked down by the Jackhammer
DDP's been there before
But he's also hit the Diamond Cutter on Goldberg
He was a shandy away from winning the title from him at Halloween Havoc and stopping the streak
This match was quite intense
Both Goldberg and Page went for their respective finishers early, but both men found a way ouf out of it using the ring and the edges of the ring to their advantage as defensive mechanisms
DDP is such a well trained and well schooled wrestller, he always seems one step ahead and reaiding the play before it comes
The two traded blows back and forth
Back and forth
Eventually though Goldberg gained control
He was distracted by the Giant though, which allowed DDP to get up... DIAMO... NO!!! Goldberg pushed him off at the last second, DDP into the ropes... SPEAR!!!!! Here's the signal... personally to the Giant.... JACKHAMMER!!!! 1..2...3!


A*

Goldberg celebrates


Post match, Goldberg stormed to the top of the ramp under the Glycertron and held up his WCW World Heavyweight Championship in triumph...
CRACK!! And from nowhere, Chris Kanyon levelled him with Big Poppa Pump's lead pipe?
The Giant casually strolled up the unconscious Goldberg...
Picked him up.... CHOKESLAM!!!! THROUGH THE SET!!! MY GOD!!!
Fans that's all we have time for, what carnage!


A*

Attendance: 9,959
Rating: A*
Glycerine drew 3,968,122 viewers on NBC

WCW's popularity is now 79.8% across the USA.

tristram
02-21-2007, 03:25 AM
Okay guys, look forward to hearing what you thought of the show. I have decided to continue DOWCW, it will be a slow progress and possibly feature more backstage stuff to keep it rolling in between the shows.

Stay tuned, I have a massive shock for Monday Nitro that will shock the wrestling world to it's core!

keefmoon
02-21-2007, 05:51 AM
Yay! Look who's back...!

You haven't lost your touch, it was a greatshow and you did everything right that you always used to. I love your writing style, it's so user friendly. Like when you go off topic, or "Death Loving Slapnut", it makes such an enjoyable read.

I'm glad DOWCW had returned, buddy.

cmdrsam
02-21-2007, 08:11 AM
Welcome back. Great show. The reason I find your work so entertaining is you find ways to to work people I give up on. Lance Storm,Sean O haire, to name a few. Take your time, dont get burned out, Life comes first, we will wait till the next post. Now get back to work,,,lol.

mad5226
02-21-2007, 08:52 AM
Yes welcome back. I started writing a WCW diary then ran acrossed yours. And I must say you're is going to be very tough to beat. any advice or anything would be great, as you seem like a pro.

tristram
02-21-2007, 10:36 PM
Okay, Tristram, how the hell do you do that?! Even your out of character update posts are diary quality reads!

You know for a fact you have a reader in me if you decide to carry it on; that goes without saying. And I totally understand your situation, I too am having issues around work and life and I just don't feel like writing a diary when I get in, so I understand 100%.

I honestly hope everything picks up for you, because I know how bad and how much it effects your moods when you have a problem like you're having, and also I'd love to see DOWCW up and running again one day.

But if you don't carry it on, you won't be letting anyone down. I'm sure everyone understands that life has to come first.

Thanks keef, appreciate the support.

This is my favorite diary. Notch a vote for the "please keep it up" side.

Thanks ham, glad to hear it's reached a crowd.

Well I for one understand how work hinders the work on the diary. I tried and then work got in the way and sapped all the energy out of me. So I understand. Now from a readers point of veiw. There are many great works on this site. I enjoyed your right from the get go. There is only one other work i enjoy on the same level as yours sir. I too dont have 07 as I have gotten little to enthralled in a dott game. I'm still have a blast with it. But will admit im probably gonna get 07 in the future. Anyways now im rambling. If you do close this work I understand but will be dissapointed. If you do continue it I will read and enjoy it as im sure many others will.

There are definitely a lot of brilliant reads out there.

The reason that I won't get '07 is I just can't get into it. I find the section in '05 where you organise pushes, heel turns etc., a hell of a lot simpler and less clicks than the Creative button in '07.

D.O.T.T is brilliant, you aren't the only one who can't put that one down.

Yay! Look who's back...!

You haven't lost your touch, it was a greatshow and you did everything right that you always used to. I love your writing style, it's so user friendly. Like when you go off topic, or "Death Loving Slapnut", it makes such an enjoyable read.

I'm glad DOWCW had returned, buddy.

I love going off topic mate. Some would say I'm very good at it :) Got to have a little bit of humour in there. Some of it's not PG rated but ahh well, who's going to sue me? I'm glad you liked the "Death Loving Slapnut" part :D

Welcome back. Great show. The reason I find your work so entertaining is you find ways to to work people I give up on. Lance Storm,Sean O haire, to name a few. Take your time, dont get burned out, Life comes first, we will wait till the next post. Now get back to work,,,lol.

Yes welcome back. I started writing a WCW diary then ran acrossed yours. And I must say you're is going to be very tough to beat. any advice or anything would be great, as you seem like a pro.

:) I'm just an average hack on WCW mate. All you need to write a good diary is a goal of success for the promotion. WCW was at various points such a great promotion and should have always been a great promotion, so it's easy to think it through. Good luck with yours mate.

the ismailite
02-21-2007, 10:51 PM
Damn glad to see this and you back my friend!

tristram
02-21-2007, 11:20 PM
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WCW Major Surprise in Store

By acclaimed wrestling writer Boyd Schidt (nothingbeatsshampooprotectionthanagooddropofbird* ***@rajah.com.au)

www.wcw.com has leaked to fans that a major surprise will be in store for fans of professional wrestling at this coming Monday Nitro, which will follow on the success of Glycerine in being staged at the Independence Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, home of WCW President "Nature Boy" Ric Flair. There has been much discussion on various wrestling forums, but we decided to get some words from people within WCW to see if the good news could be leaked to the fans.

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Torrie Wilson: There's been a lot of talk out the back about what it could be. Got me beat though. Between you and I, maybe if I sit here wearing this top someone will give me the info to get into my...

The rest of the interview was not suitable for print.

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General Rection: The army is defeated Boyd. The army is defeated. If you ask me, it's an executive in the WCW top brass coming to tell us that in order to regain ratings MIA will reform. Ah..hahahahaha...

In between some maniacal laughter, the rest was incoherent. We think the General is missing the Hugh Morrus days. Poor guy, so much talent, so heavily jobbed.

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Miss Hanc*ck: .....

She did say something, but we weren't really focusing. Is mesmorised the word?

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Lance Storm: An announcement this big can only mean two things. First, that the Canadian national anthem will replace the Nitro theme music, and secondly, that all matches will once again follow the official rulebook of the Canadian Amateur and Professional Wrestling Federation.

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Big Poppa Pump: Maybe they have reopened the book to Big Kev. God only knows at least he understands that the wrestling world doesn't want to see old has beens like Ric Flair anymore. Flair is an old saggy son of a b****. There, that should get me another push. Fans want to see new stars like Big Poppa Pump, holla if you hear me.

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Sorry, couldn't resist, but I think you'll let me get away with it.

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Sean O'Haire: I don't have time for this. GRRR!

Okay. Charismatic, oh hell yeah!

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Scott Hall, by phone hook up: Hey, hey yo. How many of you like nothing better than a full strength... Bud. Tooooo sweet. Officheerrr, ahhh vvvv onlah had a couplllleeee... hic

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Buff Bagwell: Good golly miss holly. It surely has to be that Buff, The Stuff Bagwell will be getting his own television show on the Turner networks for people to gaze upon the beautiful stuff that is... Buff. Damn, I'm fine!

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Jimmy Hart: HEY RANDY! GET IN THE LIMO BABY... BABY DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THE QUESTIONS, BUT LET ME JUST TELL YOU, THE MEGAPHONE KNOWS IT ALL.

Damn that things loud.

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Dusty Rhodes: Babah, why am I, da Amewican Dweam, Dustah Rhodeszzzz wearing dis shirt in public aaa.. Only very few shirtsz fit like dis, see, I'm here in my bunkhouwwwsee attahh, I drink in it, I eat in it, I even sleep in it in thezz hard time sssblueess... Babah, wooooo, on da edge of a lidnin bolt sometin sure goin down at Nitwo... Wooo!

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Sting: ......

He's not a very talkative fellow.

So, with WCW either not wanting to break kayfabe, or just not in the mood to talk, we decided to look at various webforums to see what the goss was. This is one of the random forums we found.

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IV Horsemen Rulz wrote: So we all heard? Ric Flair is reforming WOOOO the Horsemen at Charlotte, NC. Give me a hell yeah.

Freshteens wrote: Hit us up at www.freshteens.com. We satisfy all your needs. FREE OF CHARGE! FREE OF CHARGE! NO POP UPS! NO SPYWARE!

IV Horsemen Rulz wrote: Eww that not cool. Girls are yucky. They have cooties.

President Jeff wrote: Come over to www.geocities.com/nastywcw for all your e-wrestling needs. We been going for 2 weeks now and have a very settled roster and we looking for more though. 14 titles, 4 shows a week, yabadabadoo.

Carla wrote: If you ask me, it's a women's liberation storyline. Why is ithat only blokes can fight for the top titles? Why do you men put us women down so much?

Von Erich: I think WCW is actually gonna acknowledge WCCW and the Von Erich's. Know the show is in the Carolinas, but they may want to build up some heat in Texas?

Da Bomb wrote: lol, wateva, wcw4life. wccw sucks.

Pooch hot and horny wrote: lol, amen to dat. A/S/L Da Bomb?

Da Bomb wrote: 23, female, Little Pootanwana, New Mexico. U sound hot.

Pooch hot and horny wrote: Mom?

Da Bomb wrote: Joelene?

Pooch hot and horny wrote: GTG, never coming back here. LMAO

So there you go, a wide spanning difference in opinions and views, stay tuned as more news breaks on this story. No matter which way you shake up, something seems up in World Championship Wrestling, and we are determined to stay up all night if need be (Yes mom, I don't care, this is big shiznit), I'll skip school if need be, we are going to get to the bottom of this.

Boyd.


Cuts courtesy of bobinc. All credit to him for them.

StoneyJ
02-21-2007, 11:21 PM
Excellent return show
Glad to see DOWCW back

tristram
02-21-2007, 11:32 PM
Welcome back. Great show. The reason I find your work so entertaining is you find ways to to work people I give up on. Lance Storm,Sean O haire, to name a few. Take your time, dont get burned out, Life comes first, we will wait till the next post. Now get back to work,,,lol.

See, this is the thing in my book. Even at the end, WCW had a midcard that they could start to elevate to the top. To me, O'Haire has a real menacing look and feel to him. Lance Storm, well, he's a slightly vanilla midget form of Bret Hart in my book. Nowhere near as good, but still very capable of getting over. Guys like Mike Awesome (god rest his soul), Shane Helms, Billy Kidman, Rey Mysterio and even guys I really haven't pushed properly yet like Chavo, Dustin Rhodes, Hugh Morrus and god even Buff Bagwell have some marketability. Whether it be just good basic wrestling skills, or a certain edgey look to them. Viva la WCW, damn I miss those days.

Damn glad to see this and you back my friend!

Thanks issy. All credit and homage to the master of Death of the Territories. "Tonight in this very ring", the man himself, the master of disaster, Ismailite!

Excellent return show
Glad to see DOWCW back

Thanks Stoney. Enjoyed putting it together, so hope we all enjoyed reading it. Look forward to any discussion you guys may have on Nitro. I may though go quiet if 1 in a million you blokes guess it. :D

tristram
02-23-2007, 12:04 AM
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From the memoirs of John Simpson

April was becoming a month that would have historical importance to the largest war ever waged in professional wrestling history - the resurgent World Championship Wrestling versus Vince McMahon's epic World Wrestling Federation. Through a series of wrestling shows that highlighted strong, straight forward storylines that were designed to build heat to very good wrestling matches, World Championship Wrestling had surged ahead from the depths of despair, rising like a Phoenix from the Ashes to do the unthinkable and gain ascendancy again in the electric, topsy-turvey Monday Night Wars.

Indeed, when I sit back here and think of significant moments in the War, the Monday Nitro show in Charlotte, North Carolina was everything it promised to be. Of course to the fans it was all a surprise, to us, purely looking at it from a momentum perspective, it was nothing of a surprise. When we all sat back and concocted our Business Action Plan, we looked at this moment as being perhaps defining in forever reshaping the Monday Night Wars, and more importantly, attempting to secure World Championship Wrestling as a viable long term professional wrestling promotion.

This was somewhat of a logistics nightmare. So many things could go wrong. The slightest leak to the 'dirt sheets' about what was to unfold that fateful night could have taken the gloss off what we were about to do. What we were about to do was so shocking, it was almost revolutionary. There had been defining moments in the Monday Night Wars such as the defection of the Radicalz, Bret "Hitman" Hart being screwed over and having to leave the World Wrestling Federation, "Ravishing" Rick Rude appearing on a taped Raw and a live Nitro at the same time, the Outsiders appearing on Nitro, the Undertaker arriving at SuperBrawl, but this very moment was something else. Of course, each of those moments were individually spectacular. But at no stage would somebody dare think they were impossible. If you look at all of those moments, there were due causes. The Radicalz were unhappy with how they were being promoted and rightly so, Bret Hart was forced out of his contract by Vince McMahon, Rick Rude was working on a verbal agreement and this was somewhat known and even so, at that stage he wasn't at his peak in terms of popularity, and the Undertaker had been inwardly unhappy ever since watching close friend Bret Hart being treated the way he was at Montreal.

We had to be tight. There were only a few people who had any knowledge as to what was going on. Up until that moment when Nitro went to air, not one on air talent, including on air President "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, the commentary team of Tony Schiavone, "Mean" Gene Okerlund and "Living Legend" Larry Zbysko, not even WCW's current franchise cornerstone Goldberg knew of the plans. Being an open environment, and being virtually unstoppable, gossip was spreading like wildfire throughout the locker rooms. There was a certain feeling of unease, doused with an electricity of tension. A few of the wrestlers even felt that perhaps AOL-Turner had decided to withdraw it's support of World Championship Wrestling's Monday Nitro product, or worse, perhaps Glycerine or Fire, shows we needed to maintain some semblence of market share dominance were being canceled. The Road Agents were busy that night, attempting to allay fears with positive vibes. One thing we were all very concerned about was creating too much tension and too much unease that competitors could make irrational mistakes by losing concentration. But we had to take that risk, it would be hazardous for the long term gain from this defining moment if the roster did not know about it, until the very last second.

I remember it vividly. Spring was beginning to bloom, we were coming out of a cold winter. Thoughts still passed through my mind of how the hell we had overcome the odds we had to remain in business. I reflected, hoping I had set the ball rolling in the right direction. I did not want to plant the seed for the Death of World Championship Wrestling. I was apprehensive, but quietly confident, and I made sure to mask any apprehensions I may have had to try and keep the locker room confident.

Then the moment came, Wildcat Willie had finished, so had David Penzer, and out strode Tony Schiavone, "Mean" Gene Okerlund and "Living Legend" Larry Zbysko. Monday Nitro was going to air. My heart rate was pounding. The show was scripted. Ready to roll. All but for a couple of.. amendments. Shock would rage.

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A read it excerpt from From the memoirs of John Simpson, by John Simpson, courtesy of www.amazon.com. Buy it now!

mad5226
02-23-2007, 03:30 AM
Well you have me anxious to know what you have planned next. You do a great job at keeping people entertained with you're "non wrestling" moments. That's what makes this diary such an awesome read man. Let's see I think the big announcement is Vince has decided you're t much for him and he's selling the WWF to you :D Wouldn't that be a strange turn of events. Anyways keep up the good work man

Mtm2k6
02-23-2007, 07:53 AM
Great show =] Almost everything A*! lol
I think the suprise is Rock or Austin =P

tristram
02-24-2007, 03:26 AM
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Experiencing... THAT Night

By Joe Kerr

Hi, my name is Joe Kerr. I'm a 43 year old Insurance Salesman for a small firm out of Charlotte, North Carolina. I'm married to my wife of 18 years, May, and we have together a young tyke by the name of Wayne. We are, the Kerr family. And one Kerr family tradition that has seamlessly passed from generation to generation is the generation of loving professional wrestling. My Grandfather loved it, he took his son to the wrestling, my father took me to the wrestling, and now I take my 11 year old son to World Championship Wrestling.

I remember watching Crockett Promotions promote wrestling events here in Charlotte through the 70's, and the 80's. Indeed, we viewed Charlotte, a city of no more than about 610,000 as being one of professional wrestling's hotbeds, worldwide. I can still remember the heckles for... Sickles all around. Professional wrestling through the 70's and 80's was unbelievable. It was almost in a sense, territorial. You had a promotion out of Memphis, you had a promotion working Florida, one working Georgia, one out of Houston, you had the AWA up in the central north, Stampede in Canada, and up in New York you had Vince McMahon with the World Wide Wrestling Federation.

How times have changed. I don't necessarily know for the better, I guess little regional cities like Charlotte, even places like Calgary and Memphis have lost their importance to the world of professional wrestling. Growing up in a third generation Charlotte family, and being damn proud of it, I think that's a crying shame. You could go the arena, and know that the people around you were there for the love of professional wrestling, and you knew the promotion cared for you and would return to make sure you kept up to date with the tales of good versus evil. Now, everything has transcended that. Both the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling pay visits here, and of course now attract far larger crowds, but in my book, the quality isn't the same. The connection isn't the same. It isn't the same hotbed type feel where professional wrestling was local, and people had pride in it. Charlotte is still quintessentially a city of massive importance to professional wrestling - "Nature Boy", Ric Flair, anyone?

Times have been a little bit tough lately. There hasn't been a ferocious amount of disasters to keep people interested in insurance around these parts. Business is tough, and without professional wrestling being around on a weekly basis I'm finding it hard to keep my Charlotte roots. The big smoke is calling, all too quickly. I still remember obviously Hurricane Hugo in '89, and while it was bad for the local economy, selfishly I can say there was a few commissions earned as the demand for insurance sky rocketed.

My son Wayne is just like his old man was. He's a chip off the old block. He loves his sport, and he can scream out "WOOOO" just like the best of them can when Ric Flair chops some no good-er straight across the flesh. The sound of that crisp chop, WOW! He really gets into it, he is like any young kid with access to the internet, a bit of an inside conspirator. That's another change I can't say I really like, the fact that nowadays, a lot of the going's on are known. Back in our day, the term was "kayfabe". There'd be no talk of "you know it's not real" or "Do you know what Ivan Koloff's real name is?" No one cared. The good guys were the good guys, the bad guys the bad guys. You didn't want to see them drive in together. You even liked it back in the very old days where guys would come in from different entrances so that people thought that there was no way people who hate each other so much in the ring could get anywhere near each other in the backstage locker room type area. Of course, Vince McMahon's son changed a lot of that. Hulkamania and the explosion of the World Wrestling Federation changed a lot of that. Again, I don't know if it's for the long term good of professional wrestling. I have a fear deep down, that one day there will be only one promotion to be taken seriously, their product will turn to rubbish, and we'll be forced to either like it, or watch sit-coms. My wife can't understand my fretting over it, she says it will never happen. May tells me that professional wrestling has been the way it has been for a century, and won't change now. God bless her kind soul, I hope she's right. Not only does she make the best god darn Maple Syrup and the best god darn Apple Pie, American Pie if you will as it's a real slice of America if you ask me, but she's a believer in all things traditional and those things that are no longer traditional eventually returning to their roots.

This night in April of 2001 was one of significant importance to me and my son, Wayne. Wayne had been crying out to go to Monday Nitro when it was announced they would be putting on back to back shows, so I forked out the hard earned for tickets. Now I wouldn't say they were ringside, but it was close enough to feel part of the furniture again. Just like how it used to be. These occasions are rarer and rarer these days, as I explained before, so while it cost a pretty penny, to me it was well worth it.

What made it even more interesting for me was this. There had been various announcements that World Championship Wrestling was about to unleash a major surprise that would shape the way professional wrestling was. And the best part of it was this, no matter how hard Wayne raced around the internet, he couldn't find a leak. My son is damn smart, I'm lucky in some senses that he's not old enough to get into the porn and all that, because I can't keep up with his internet life. Whenever I peer in though, the tradition is alive and well and he's often looking up something to do with professional wrestling - and compared to the alternatives on the internet, that is A OK with me.

Interest was climbing in the Kerr household. I distinctly remember driving my son towards the arena, we turned off the radio in the old GM, and I asked him what he thought the surprise was. A look of bewilderment crossed his face, and it returned me to a time I knew and loved so well. Kayfabe.

Eventually, after much thought, he answered, "Bret Hart will return."

In some ways I hoped he was right, in others I hoped he was wrong. There was perhaps nothing more family orientated in professional wrestling than the success of the Hitman. He was the guy you could rely on to keep it the way it was, good old fashioned traditional wrestling, and keeping the rest of it above board. You knew you were in for a hard night at the office facing him, but the feeling you got was your kids could watch too, and that would never be jeopardised by Bret.

In another sense, I hoped Wayne was wrong. I desperately wanted Wayne to live the times I lived. Where crime was low, where people respected one another, where elders were respected, and where kayfabe reigned supreme.

On the ride to the arena various other proposals were put out. Perhaps being in Charlotte, the Horsemen would be returning?

"No," my son uttered. "Ric Flair is the Horsemen, and WCW have buried him i n his home town. The myth that is the Horsemen is dead."

I pondered perhaps the New World Order was returning.

"God no," he cried out. "The new WCW management have said they right the wrongs, the nWo is one of them, dad."

Maybe someone was jumping ship?

"Perhaps," he said. "But I'd say if it's anyone it's someone from ECW looking to jump before they sink."

All was well in my heart. Even though I knew when we got to the arena, and being early got to see wrestlers car-pulling and joking badly out of character, that in some sense, tonight was the redefinition of kayfabe, and the realisation as to why I loved coming to the arena and seeing the Horsemen, Dusty Rhodes, Wahoo McDaniel, Ricky Steamboat, Jay Youngblood, Harley Race, Adrian Street, Greg Valentine, Johnny Valentine, Mr Wrestling, Roddy Piper and all those others. No, they may not have been as skilled as Rey Mysterio Jr, they may not have had the variety in their arsenal of Chris Benoit, but what they did have was believability through kayfabe.

This is my story, I am Joe Kerr, and I look forward to bringing you more from the Kerr families regeneration of professional wrestling, through World Championship Wrestling. Where the Big Boys Play!

mad5226
02-24-2007, 04:57 AM
good read as always my friend. I was a bit skeptical of this when I first started reading then I realized where it was going. But for the love of God man just tell us, all this hype is killing me =)

keefmoon
02-24-2007, 07:06 AM
It's Hulk Hogan, isn't it?! :p

Seriously it has to be Stone Cold or The Rock, shirley.

tristram
02-24-2007, 07:51 PM
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Proudly Presents

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WCW Monday Nitro, Monday, Week 3, May 2001
Live from the Independence Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Live on TNT

OOC: My bad, why did I keep thinking this was in April still?

The Night When Trust, Honour, Loyalty Gone Thrown Out the Door!

"Nature Boy" Ric Flair does not know


Prior to the Nitro opening montage, we go to the Presidential Oval Office suite of none other than World Championship Wrestling franchise, and President, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Sitting behind his oak desk, Ric has wet eyes, and looks very emotional
He tells the fans that he has no idea what tonight's surprise is
But that he has faith in the WCW Board of Directors and the Executive Committee to ensure that the decision tonight, WOOOO, will be one that will further cement World Championship Wrestilng's position.
He says under Ric Flair, WOOOO, WCW is by the fans, for the fans, and he will do his best to ensure that legacy is not compromised
Now, onto other matters
Tonight will also feature a non title match between....
WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Goldberg....
...And so the chants start....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
And his opponent tonight, will be the number one contendor....
The Giant!
A chorus of boos echoes through the arena
Ric says he has one final message for the Giant: To be the man, you got to beat THE man! WOOOOOO!!!


A*

Great Moments in WCW History: #1 The SHOCKMASTER!

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WCW Cruiserweight Championship
"The Real Deal" AJ Styles (c) v Kaz Hayashi


First up tonight, great cruiserweight action!
Don't you just love WCW!
AJ Styles has been on a good run of late, holding aloft the title
Not bad considering only a few months ago, he was only known to smarks who knew about the independent scene
He's constantly improving too
The Cruiserweight division has been enjoyable of late with the development of AJ and Christopher Daniels
But, one must think, it will never ever get back to it's peak of '97/'98; Rey, Juvi, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho, Dean Malenko, La Parka, Psicosis, Ultimo Dragon, Hector Garza, Silver King, El Dandy, Damien, Ciclope, Super Calo... man, those boys could fly like an eagle to the sea, fly like an eagle let me spirit carry me
All of course ruined by the Big Orange M&M (c) (tm) Hulk Hogan himself though, of course
This match was very fluent, these two young athletes must have octane tanks strapped in under their wrestling undies or something
Eventually, AJ was able to capture the victory with a stunning Superplex off the top rope! 1...2...3!
AJ Retains!


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Great Moments in WCW History: # 2 - The American MALES

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At least they had one fan

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The Land of Confusion Continues...


Backstage, our cameras cut to the Giant and "Positively" Chris Kanyon in a hallway
The two men are arguing
Giant: "I don't know!"
Chris Kanyon: "Come on man, you're like top brass. You have connections... everywhere."
Giant: "So?"
Chris Kanyon: "You're about to be crowned the next WCW World Heavyweight Champion at the Great American Bash, you're about to end the career of one William Goldberg at the Great American Bash, you're the money man, man. Man, you must know what's going on tonight."
Giant: "I told you before..." Giant shoves Kanyon against a wall, "I don't know, I don't want to know, I'm just going to chokeslam Goldberg to hell and back!"
With that, he storms off.
Chris Kanyon: "Man, the pressure is too much for him..."


A*

Great Moments in WCW History: # 3 - Judy Bagwell

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The Hardcore Evolution: Training


A vignette airs highlighting the gruelling, and gut wrenching training rituals of the Hardcore Evolution
The training facility is nothing more than a dingy old dungeon
I wouldn't even call this a basement, yep, dungeon will do
There are a few masked men, smashing kendo sticks over the back of Rhino and Sabu
Mick Foley grins as the two men cry in agony
"Yes! Yes! It's a beautiful thing. There's nothing more beautiful than .... Hardcore Pain. Soon enough, Tommy Dreamer, you will experience the new, improved... HARDCORE EVOLUTION!"


B+

The Perfect Event ("Main Event" Chuck Palumbo and "Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak) versus Beauty and the Beast (Randy Orton and "The Animal" Dave Bautista


Two tag teams at different perspectives in their career right now
The Perfect Event are recent Tag Team Champions, but have been on somewhat of a slippery slide
Beauty and the Beast are young upstarts to WCW who are making a hell of a name for themselves
A hell of a name
The Steiner's would testify to their brutality by being recent victims, upstaging the Steiner Tag Team Wrestilng Exhibition Tour
One thing I will say about Chuck Palumbo is he's in fantastic shape
But damn, this Bautista lad, he's in probably better shape!
This match was more or a less a brawl
You wouldn't call anyone out of these four great technicians
Randy Orton of course is a third generation star, and Shawn Stasiak's old man was a WWWF Champion
Both men have great pedigrees
But it wasn't a pedigree that won this match, no, it was a stunning neckbreaker from Randy Orton on Shawn Stasiak...1...2....3!


B-

Great Moments in WCW History: #4 The Booty Man!

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Backstage, Pamela has Big Poppa Pump


Tonight's guest for Pamela Paulshock and her massive floatation devices, former WCW World Heavyweight Champion, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump
Big Poppa Pump cuts right to the chase, telling Lance Storm that he can't help but notice the distracted eyes of Torrie Wilson piercing and probing Freakzilla's body
He tells Lance Storm that she wants to become just another of his hoochies, she knows that I'm her hook up
I'm just waiting for her to say something nice, then I'll make her scream... TWICE!
Lance Storm, you want me, come get me. You know where I'll be, flexing my peaks, pleasing my freaks
So get your Canadian slap happy *** to the ring, you want a match against the Big Bad Booty Daddy... Holla, if you Hear me!


A

"The Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump v Lance Storm


Lance Storm gladly took the challenge, and brought with him his beloved and beautiful fiance, Torrie Wilson
Lance Storm has been on a real high of late, gaining many pinfall victories
He's a brilliant young worker, who could yet ascend to the top of the WCW pile
The move from ECW to WCW has not been a glorified failure for him, as opposed to the likes of Shane Douglas and Mike Awesome, sadly
Storm attempted to run Big Poppa Pump a bit ragged
The stronger veteran though was not having none of that and slowly but surely dragged Storm in for more physical violence
One thing about Big Poppa Pump - when he hits you, you stay hit
And he has a good variety of suplexes too
He's not quite the wrestler he once was, but unarguably the Big Poppa Pump gimmick change from Scott Steiner has boosted his singles stocks
...that, and also physically confronting Kimberley Page and telilng fans to watch WWF with the likes of younger athletes like Steve Austin as opposed to jurassic wrestlers like Ric Flair
That seems to get you a push around these places
The match was a back and forward affair
There's clear hatred between these two for sure
Eventually Torrie got up onto the apron, I don't know why...
Road Agent Arn, calling Road Agent Arn, whats going on there?
Big Poppa Pump went to try and kiss her, was rolled up by Storm...1...2.... roll through by Big Poppa Pump, handful of tights..1.....2....3! Big Poppa Pump wins!
The cheat!


B+

"The Genetic Freak" wants Boise's favourite


After the match, Big Poppa Pump grabbed Torrie by the head and looked to plant one on her
But before he could, Storm sprung to his feet, still surprised by Steiner's athleticism to gain the win, and hit a reverse neckbreaker on Big Poppa Pump!
The crowd cheered, as Torrie passionately kissed Storm!!!


B+

Great Moments in WCW History: # 5 Norman the Lunatic

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The Undertaker v AWOL


After the ad break, two goliaths of men stepped into the fabled squared circle to settle their differences
The very tall, and very powefully built AWOL, up against the man of death himself, the UNDERTAKER!
Even a big man like AWOL looked petrified
The Undertaker made light work of his behemoth of an opponent
It was like watching a vulture use a stray carcus as an appetiser
...TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER! 1...2....3!


A

The CCCP is back?


Post match, a Russian character ran into the ring and blindsided the Undertaker with a Sickle!
As the house lights went back on from Udnertaker's airy blue lights, we could see a man in a classic CCCP red sports jacket, and a Russian type handle bar moustache, with the traditional Russian brown head gear
He grabbed a microphone.... "Sickles.... All Around..." was said in a cheesy Russian accent
Finally the men pulled off the fake moustache, the Russian hat, and the CCCP jacket to reveal... "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett!
"Listen up you white trash slapnuts. This death loving slapnut has been causing a few of the boys in the back a nightmare or two. Not for much longer. For at Great American Bash you giant frankensense loving slapnut, you will find out why I am the Chosen One, why I have all the stroke around this place.... Choke on that, reverend lovejoy slapnut!"


A*

WCW World Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn (c) v CM Punk


The challenger, CM Punk was making his WCW debut, in a Television Title match against "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn
Young Punk showed some early promise
But this was very quickly eroded by the match more experienced Jerry Lynn
Despite the errand promise of CM Punk, he fell prey to a Cradle Piledriver...1...2....3!


B

Not Bad


Post match, Billy Kidman came to the top of the ramp with his custom white tank top and backward cap
He told Jerry Lynn that that was quite impressive
And that Jerry Lynn was becoming a top star in WCW
But that people were still not sure whether Jerry could beat a man of the calibre of Billy Kidman under the pressure of a Pay-Per-View atmosphere!
He made a challenge, at the Great American Bash, Kidman v Lynn for the TV Title
Jerry Lynn smiled, and nodded in acceptance!


C-

Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell v "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam


Two differing personalities
One confident, cool if you will
The other a self lover
I never saw his softcore movie career so I won't comment on if that is literally or not either
Infact, I'd choose not to know, so if you do know, please don't tell me
MMMkay?
However, if you know more or less about Angel Dark, Brianna Banks or Krystal Steal feel free to share the flesh loving scenes
Back to the action
Rob Van Dam attempted to take this match aerial
And for a while he succeeded
Until Buff raised his knees into the middrift of Van Dam as he went for the Five Star Frog Splash!
Bagwell quickly went to the top.... BUFF BLOCKBUSTER!! 1..2...3!


B

"New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr v "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera


Haven't these two lads been ripping it up of late?
These two lucha libre style wrestlers are becoming household names in America
They always had cult followings in WCW previously, but they are gaining a large degree of success of late
And in my eyes, that's good to see
There's nothing more entertaining than switching over to Nitro to see these frankenstein, hurricanrana, tilterwhirl slam, asai moonsault, or suicide plancha themselves to hell and back
That's a large ingredient in my book to the WCW Success recipe
And this match was no different
It was a real corkscrew moonsault-a-thon
Oh man, the people are getting their monies worth
Juventud of course showed a lofof respect to Rey last week when Rey beat him
But I'm sure Juvi has been working on strategies to overcome Mysterio
Mysterio went for a stunning moonsault... but missed! Juvi picked him up... JUVI DRIVER!!! 1...2...3! JUVI WITH THE UPSET!!!!


A

Great Moments in WCW History: # 6 - Trucker Norm!

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Goldberg tells it how it is


Prior to the main event, Goldberg came down to ringside for an interview with "Mean" Gene Okerlund
Okerlund asked the champ how he was feeling tonight
Goldberg said that what happened at Glycerine is in the past
His pain is done
It's now.... the Giant's turn!
He told the Giant that he could walk out of here if he wanted... or take on the challenge of....
WHO'S NEXT!!!!


A*

Goldberg v The Giant


Alas, the 500 pounder did not back out of this one
When you're that size, you're always a chance
Even against a man with as remarkable a record as the WCW World Heavyweight Champion... Goldberg
The match was short, and very sweet
Bittersweet almost
The two men clobbered each other relentlessly
And at one stage took a double clothesline...
.........
.......
........
.......
I think I'm cute....
I know I'm sexy....
I got the looks....
That drives the girls wild....
I got the moves....
That really move them....
I send them chills....
Up and down their spine....
I'm just a sexy boy...
I'm not your boy toy.....
MY GOD!!!! THE SURPRISE IS HEARTBREAK KID SHAWN MICHAELS!
HERE HE COMES!!!
WHAT THE HELL IS HE DOING HERE?
The Giant and Goldberg slowly get to their feet, as Michaels enters the ring...
He taps his foot once.... twice....three times
HE'S GUNNING FOR THE GIANT! YES!
NO!! NO!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! GOD NO!!!
He just SWEET CHIN MUSICED GOLDBERG!!!!!
The referee has declared this a no contest!!!!


A*

Reformation of....


As the debris began to fill the ring, Michaels and the Giant embraced
Coming down to the ring also was "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson and "Positively" Chris Kanyon
Anderson and Kanyon got in the ring, and squared off with Michaels and The Giant, before....
Shaking hands?
Arn Andersoon gave a microphone to Shawn Michaels
"Well well well, guess who's in Charlotte North Carolina tonight?"
"Hey Vince, guess you realised by now, I won't be at RAW doing that match with Albert."
He mimicks a fake sorry.
"I got a call a couple of weeks ago from this man right here..."
He points to Arn Anderson.
"And he said to me, Shawn, I think it's time... I think it's time, to ride again."
"That's right, THE FOUR HORSEMEN ARE BACK!!!"
A stunned "Nature Boy" Ric Flair comes to the top of the ramp
"WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?"
He loosens his jacket, and takes it off slamming to the ground as his face begins to go red
"THIS IS MY TOWN, GOD DAMN IT! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, ARN?"
Michaels gladly passes the microphone to Arn Anderson.
"Ric, we had a talk, you and I, two months ago. And I said, Ric, it's time. And you said, I know it's time, I'm going to retire against Sting.... Guess we had our wires crossed Ric, you shoulda known. You should have known."
"GOD DAMN IT, I'M THE HORSEMEN!"
"Ric, calm down, you're going to pass out. You are NOT the Horsemen. The Horsemen of the past has been, and gone. It's a continuation. It strives to get better and better for each gathering. And by god, these three men here, and myself, we're that damn good. And I will tell you something else Ric Flair, the real question is this. Am I the Fourth Horsemen? Or is there another...?"
"YOU GOD DAMN PIECE OF **** ARN ANDERSON..."
....As Nitro fades from the air tonight from Charlotte, WOOOO, North Carolina!


A*

Attendance: 8,589
Rating: A

Nitro attracted 1,285,732 viewers. RAW is WAR was a C+ rated short from Northern UK, getting 1,047,677 viewers.

WCW's US popularity sits at 79.8%. WWF's 72.5%.

Look forward to hearing your feedback. I kind of dropped a hint regarding the Horsemen in the last post, but I didn't think it'd be picked up on..... PHEW!

NickC13573
02-24-2007, 08:01 PM
I loved the Shockmaster.

Rob5KC
02-24-2007, 08:08 PM
Wooooooooooo! ***raises the four fingers high**** You have to love the return of the Horsemen.

I've been reading along here and there trying to get all caught up with this fantastic diary, tristram, and if I wasn't hooked before, I certainly am now!

Bringing in HBK to reform the Horsemen with Kanyon, Giant and Arn is freaking awesome. I can't wait to see how you run with this. I've got a couple ideas floating around, but I'll keep them to myself for now.

And all those goofy past angles sprinkled throughout just kind of made me chuckle and cringe at the same time.

I'd like to say I picked up on the hint for the Horsemen, but in all honesty, I didn't.

You, sir, ARE the man! :D

keefmoon
02-24-2007, 08:54 PM
I knew it would be the Horsemen...................... okay I had no idea.

And even though you've already nicked Taker and Show, NOW it seems like you are the big dog in the or wrestling yard. WCW is back on top, where it should have always been.

Imarevenant
02-24-2007, 09:21 PM
Had no idea it would be the horsemen.

But.......

Forgive me if I decide to root for Flair breaking them all up

WOOOOOO!!!

mad5226
02-24-2007, 10:19 PM
Wow you sir are the man. Ihave to say I wouldn't have thought for a million years they would return. nicely played my friend.

The Warrior
02-24-2007, 10:29 PM
The Warrior says load the spaceship with the rocket fuel, this diary is worthy of the Warrior Nation and all of the glory is contains!

Keep up the great work!

tristram
02-25-2007, 11:00 PM
Well you have me anxious to know what you have planned next. You do a great job at keeping people entertained with you're "non wrestling" moments. That's what makes this diary such an awesome read man. Let's see I think the big announcement is Vince has decided you're t much for him and he's selling the WWF to you :D Wouldn't that be a strange turn of events. Anyways keep up the good work man

:D I wish that were the case. Imagine, a WCW monopolised industry. The fun we would all get to see

Shockmaster!
Norm the Trucker
Norm the Lunatic
Loch Ness Monster
The Yeti
Oklahoma
Madusa and Daffney as Cruiserweight Champions
The Finger Poke of Doom

I reckon WCW would ruin it worse than the WWE, to be honest :)

Great show =] Almost everything A*! lol
I think the suprise is Rock or Austin =P

Couldn't get either Rocky or Austin. I guess though as the WWF continues to plummet they may head to cult level and then whammo, no one will be up for written contracts at their next negotiations!

good read as always my friend. I was a bit skeptical of this when I first started reading then I realized where it was going. But for the love of God man just tell us, all this hype is killing me =)

Pssst... It's Shawn Michaels and the Four Horsemen, don't tell anyone though :D

It's Hulk Hogan, isn't it?! :p

Seriously it has to be Stone Cold or The Rock, shirley.

The big Orange M&M (tm) (c) will never see the light of day in my WCW, brudda :)

I loved the Shockmaster.

Are you just looking at things and saying you love them?
-The Legend of Ron Burgandy

Wooooooooooo! ***raises the four fingers high**** You have to love the return of the Horsemen.

I've been reading along here and there trying to get all caught up with this fantastic diary, tristram, and if I wasn't hooked before, I certainly am now!

Bringing in HBK to reform the Horsemen with Kanyon, Giant and Arn is freaking awesome. I can't wait to see how you run with this. I've got a couple ideas floating around, but I'll keep them to myself for now.

And all those goofy past angles sprinkled throughout just kind of made me chuckle and cringe at the same time.

I'd like to say I picked up on the hint for the Horsemen, but in all honesty, I didn't.

You, sir, ARE the man! :D

Wow, thanks mate. Appreciate it.

Yes, they were definitely cringe worthy. Remember Judy Bagwell on a pole? My god, the match featured Buff and Kanyon, why bring HER in? I forgot one - who could ever forget... ROBOCOP!

I'm looking forward to running with the Horsemen, after all, "you send one of ours to the hospital, we send two of yours to the morgue"

I knew it would be the Horsemen...................... okay I had no idea.

And even though you've already nicked Taker and Show, NOW it seems like you are the big dog in the or wrestling yard. WCW is back on top, where it should have always been.

I don't know if I'd necessarily want WCW back on top, nor do I think it necessarily belongs there, in a perfect world I'd like to see WCW and the WWF back on even keel. I think the best moments in professional wrestling in that era was when there was genuine competition, a sense of desperation to put it all on the line.

...But yes, the roster is shaping up nicely in the diary :D

Had no idea it would be the horsemen.

But.......

Forgive me if I decide to root for Flair breaking them all up

WOOOOOO!!!

Everyone's a Ric Flair fan. I hope I can treat him fairly throughout the ensuing pandemonium. Ric Flair is, and always has been WCW.

Wow you sir are the man. Ihave to say I wouldn't have thought for a million years they would return. nicely played my friend.

I've brought back the Army of Darkness, I've brought back the Four Horsemen, does anyone want me to bring back...

Insane Clown Posse?
No Limit Soldiers?
Dungeon of Doom?

Please say no to all three... please?

The Warrior says load the spaceship with the rocket fuel, this diary is worthy of the Warrior Nation and all of the glory is contains!

Keep up the great work!

Little Warriors, how must I prepare you must ask yourself. Shall I jump of the tallest building of the world, or do I lay on the lawn and let it run over me with lawnmowers , or should I go to Africa and let it trample me with raging elephants

Thanks :D

tristram
02-26-2007, 12:55 AM
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Proudly Presents

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WCW Friday Fire, Friday, Week 3, May 2001
Live from the All State Arena, Rosemont, Illinois
Live on CBS

The Horsemen Arrive


Out the back, a black limousine pulled up to the entrance of the AllState Arena
Out came "Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels, "Positively" Chris Kanyon, The Giant and "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson, together, the Four Horsemen
All four men were dressed in sharp looking suits
The four men gather at the entrance, and get into a huddle
They put their hands together, in a pact bond
"Tonight, we ride to the arena in a limousine... we leave in a limousine and party ALL night long... If a man tries to injure one of ours, we end his career. That's the Horsemen pact. We are the elite. Let's get it on, and reshape wrestilng history."
With that impassioned speech from Arn Anderson, the man nod their heads in agreement and walk through the entrance way.


A

WCW Cruiserweight Championship
"The Real Deal" AJ Styles (c) v Lash Le Roux v Kaz Hayashi v "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels v Jamie Knoble


Good golly miss molly, tonight's action get's underway courtesy of a FIVE WAY, yes FIVE WAY match for AJ Styles' Cruiserweight Championship
A lot of planchas
A lot of moonsaults
Good times all around
All through the match Tony Schiavone, "Mean" Gene Okerlund and "Living Legend" Larry Zbykso spoke of their shock and dismay at the scandalous surprise of Monday Nitro where Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels helped reform the Four Horsemen
After Christopher Daniels and Jamie Knoble plunged to the floor with some high risk maneuvers, joining Kaz Hayashi was out on the floor, AJ Styles hit a modified Death Valley Driver on Lash Le Roux for the win...1...2...3!


C-

The Attack is On!


After the match, Our cameras cut to the backstage area where fortuitosly they caught Lance Storm attacking a bloodied Big Poppa Pump
After applying the Maple Leaf submission hold to the knocked out Big Poppa Pump, Storm got up and got in the face of Steiner
"Leave her alone! You touch her again, and I'll take this further. Holla, if you hear ME!"


B

"The Enforcer" gives his version of events


Backstage, "Living Legend" Larry Zbysko was granted an interview with the leader of the Four Horsemen, "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson
LZ: "Arn, the question that's crossed everyone's mind this past week - Why? Why betray your good friend "Nature Boy" Ric Flair?"
AA: "I haven't betrayed anyone, and you know it as well I. The Four Horsemen is the elite benchmark of professional wrestling, and all I've done is reform the elite to provide everyone in professional wrestling the benchmark in black and white. As far as Ric Flair goes, Ric Flair is not WCW. Ric Flair is not even the Four Horsemen. I don't owe Ric Flair anything."
LZ: "The man has supported you though thick and thin, he's supported you through previous Horsemen incarnates, he helped promote your career back in the Carolinas to a national audience, he stood as a mentor to you, and time and time again, he's taken World Championship Wrestling on it's shoulders and kept it afloat so people like yourself could keep employed."
AA: "Again, I don't owe Ric Flair anything. Ric Flair himself knows the creed of the Four Horsemen. He knows the sentiment. He knows the elitism. If he's any sort of a man, he won't get in the way of destiny. And if he does, with his experience of how the Four Horsemen work, he can expect to have his career in professional wrestling ended. You see Larry, tonight you see the debut of the Giant in Horsemen colours, plus the tag team debut of Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels and Positively Kanyon. Three great young men if you ask me Larry, even you would agree on that."
LZ: "I don't have to agree on anything Arn, surely you know that."
AA: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink it right? Do yourself a favour Larry, don't become a target. As I was saying, this is about setting the standards again for professional wrestling. Let's take a close look at three athletes enlisted in the Four Horsemen. You have the Giant, the largest and strongest athlete in professional sports. You have Shawn Michaels, the best balance of exhilliration and experience in the industry today, perhaps ever. And then you have Chris Kanyon, the most innovative wrestler alive, that man can find any number of ways to end a man's career on the spot."
LZ: "You know Ric Flair will find a way to stop you.."
AA: "It must be a great day in LarryLand. Magical fairies and pigs flyin. That's great, he can send as many sacrificial lambs out as he likes, the fact is this, The Four Horsemen will find a way to survive, and then a way to become even stronger than they are today. We can and will withstand anything. Oh, and one another thing Ric, I'm not sure on how good your maths skills are, sometimes I too suffer from a bit of Alzheimers from too many piledrivers and suplexes, but one thing I want you to note is.... The Giant... One.... Chris Kanyon.... Two..... Shawn Michaels.... Three...... Whose the fourth member of the Horsemen?"
With that, Arn Anderson storms off
LZ: "What more can I say?"


B+

Booker T and Vader to fight Michaels and Kanyon?


Backstage, WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg enters Booker T's dressing room
"What's up, dawg?"
The two men shake hands, as Vader enters the room
"Vader, what in the hell is up with you?" Goldberg croaks
".......The HORSEMEN!....."
"I have an idea player, how about you, and me, we take on Shawn Michaels and Chris Kanyon tonight, sucka!"
Goldberg grins, as Vader slowly nods his head


A*

"Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe v Chavo Guerrero Jr


Two men of varying sizes, one a huge man mountain
The other a pint sized fast man
Both men with execptional skills
Chavo has been on a great run of late
Causing a lot of chaos
And embarrassment to veterans like Sting
This match was a contrast in styles
Chavo initially tendered success from the air
But eventually he tried once too often, as Samoa Joe quickly recovered, and went to the top himself knocking Chavo onto the defensive with a series of powerful clubbing blows....
MUSCLE BUSTER!!! 1...2....3!


C

Post match shenanigans


After the match, Dustin Rhodes ran to the ring to start pounding on the unsuspecting Samoa Joe
Just as his assault started to gain ascendency, his father, the "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes climbed into the ring to face off with Dustin
And from behind him came Sting and Mike Sanders
Sensing he was outnumbered, Dustin Rhodes and Chavo made a hasty retreat


B

WCW Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn (c) v Jimmy Yang


Two great aerial masters against one another for the Television Championship
Jerry Lynn has been on a real run of late, and is starting to gain nationwide attendance
Some are beginning to put him in their best all around wrestler lists
And justifiably so
Jimmy Yang from Japan is a talented newcomer to WCW
And would surely give Jerry a good run
But not even his diverse skills were enough for Jerry Lynn, who eventually hit the electrifying Cradle Piledriver...1...2....3!


B

Buff... is FOUR HORSEMEN STUFF!


After the ad break, Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell came to the ring to a chorus of resounding boos
The former softcore porn star flexed for the crowd with his impressive physique reigning supreme
The Buff top hat sat perfectly still throughout it all
He grabbed a microphone from David Penzer
He proceeded to tell the crowd that he was sorry for being beautiful, before pulling the microphone away and telling the cameraman he really wasn't
Buff then told the fans that if the Four Horsemen were really elite, they'd want the name and face of every young girl's fantasy...
Buff, the Stuff, Bagwell!


B-

Every group needs a... Groupie!


Before Buff could continue, he was cut off by the disco jives of Disco Inferno!
After wiggling for a second or two, he told Buff Bagwell that his recruitment drive would be futile
He told Bagwell they didn't need a beauty queen
But that every good group, from the Bee Gees to the Bay City Rollers needs a good groupie...
And there's no better groupie than.... DISCO INFERNO...
But to prove his wrestling worth, he was come down there and boogie all over Buff's A***!


C+

Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell v Disco Inferno


A lot of love in the ring right now
Exclusive love of themselves, that is
Although if it's Krystal Steal or Angel Dark, that's okay with me
It's not okay when its Buff or Disco though
After a pose down versus disco dance, the two men hooked up
Not in that sense, purely in the professional wrestling sense
After Disco complained of Buff pulling on and messing up his hair, the match got into a rythym
Disco went for a Last Dance... but Buff pushed him off and then hit the KOBASHI DDT! 1...2....3!


C+

Buff Poses


Post match, Buff celebrated by posing for the fans!
After which when he left the ring he grabbed a fan from an elderly lady reading "Buff's My Stuff", he held it up, and then ripped it in half before telling the camera "I don't think so!"


B

WCW Tag Team Championship
Army of Darkness (c) (Mike Awesome and Judas Jindrak) v Beauty and the Beast ("The Animal" Dave Bautista and Randy Orton)


Both these two tag teams have been on a hell of a great run of late
I can see big futures potentially for all these lads
A lot of dynamicism here
A lot of power
A real load of marketability too
But of course, Vinnie Ru and co could never see it with Jindrak or Awesome so maybe I'm just blowing it out my **** as Gene Oklerund so eloquently put it
...speaking of which, how did Mean Gene get a bigger push at one stage than Mike Awesome?
No seriously, how?
This match was a real slugfest
Evander Holyfield would have been happy with this
Just asking guys, have any of you blokes watched Desperate Housewives? I know this is a real digress, but who here thinks Eva Longario is super hot?
Yummy yummy
Anyway, this match ended up after a low blow from Jindrak on Orton, roll up cover...1...2...3!


C+

The Undertaker - Next!


Do I really have to write a description for this one?
Or how about we all use our imagination....
....mmmm, where's your imagination going? Eva... yummy


A*

The Undertaker v "Sugar" Shane Helms


Tonight on Death Watch.... "Sugar" Shane Helms
Deadset, how do they do this? By Draw?
Who's the unlucky cadava tonight (okay, I don't know how to spell that word, you know the dead body specimen thing)
Compared to Eva, yucky
This match was fairly yucky too
It was largely just a demonic squash...
Fear in the eyes of Shane... Uh oh
TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!! 1...2...3!


A

The Undertaker mocks the Undertaker?


On the big screen, an Undertaker action figure appears
Courtesy of some not so well hidden strings, the puppet talks
"Ohhh... look at me.... I'm like... death warmed up."
"Ohhh... look at me... I'm a death loving Slapnut... with only one fear... The Cho... The Cho... CHOSEN ONE!"
Suddenly the camera goes to the puppeteer Jeff Jarrett, who gets angry with the camera
"Listen here you slapnut, you won't supposed to show my face!"
He suddenly hits the cameraman with a right fist knocking him down
"Choke on that, you Sonic the Hedgehog loving SLAPNUT!"


A

The Four Horsemen ("Positively" Chris Kanyon and "Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels) v Booker T and Vader


Four great former World Heavyweight Champions all in the ring at one time
Fire was sizzling!
This of course was the Heartbreak Kid's formal WCW debut
From TAW, Central States Wrestling, World Class Championship Wrestling, American Wrestling Association, and most notably World Wrestling Federation, one of the all time greats of this industry has finally descended upon World Championship Wrestling
It'll be interesting to see how WCW stuff this up - refering to how they somehow, and I quote the word "somehow" managed to stuff up the career of Bret "Hitman" Clark
Good one Michael Buffer
You have the hottest babyface in the industry, the other promotion's main money man, the best technician in the industry, a man who has just come off the biggest double cross in the history of the industry... and what do you do? Make him a bit part player of the heel organisation?
You what?
That's the LAST thing you do
But of course, we couldn't have the likes of Sting or Hart stealing Hogan's (Big Orange M&M (tm) (c)) spotlight at that stage with his creative control, so he conveniently became The Big Orange M&M (tm) (c)'s lackey slapnut (Jeff Jarrett Inc tm c)
So the question remains, the man who along with Vince McMahon double crossed Hart, how will WCW misuse him?
The start though admittedly, I'll give WCW a chance here, it's a good start reforming the Horsemen around him
His partner is no slug either, Kanyon, he's a great wrestler who is really getting a good push under the current regime
No more stupid Champagne gimmick, no more Mortis one day not the next type gimmicks, just a great wrestler getting an opportunity to... wrestle
Up against two great servants of WCW, the most coveted championship holder in their history (yes, including Ric Flair), Booker T, and former Champion the behometh Vader
All four men are great wrestlers
On any given day they could all be WCW World Champion, and indeed under Vince Russo's booking, that's quite possible
Ask DDP, Sting and whoever else held the belt that night on Nitro
But of course, the belt's just a prop (c) (tm) Vince Russo
This match was really good, I liked it
It was even, it was open
It was quick
Even Vader was working hard
And then, after a great bout, Vader and Kanyon started brawling on the apron.... opening up.... Booker T to... SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!!!! 1...2....3!!!!! MICHAELS DEBUTS WITH AN EMPHATIC WIN!!!!


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Post Match Interview


Post match, Tony Schiavone asked Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels how he felt about that match
Michaels told Schiavone that the Four Horsemen was the elite pinnacle of professional wrestling, and tonight he proved without a shadow of a doubt what the Horsemen were about - winning at all costs
And just to prove that further, he said, here "he" comes - THE GIANT!


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The Giant v "The King of Old School" Steve Corino


Arn Anderson was beside himself as he led the big man to the ring
Both men happily and proudly held up the four fingers in the sign of the Four Horsemen
Don't you just love the squeel of the horses at the beginning of a man's entrance music?
Great memories
Ole, Arn, Ric, Tully.... JJ.... WOOOO!!
Gee, they were so rough they could make the Koloff's look like puppy dog baby faces
Steve Corino is a great wrestler
But unfortunately here he could not overcome the Giant's raw size...
CHOKESLAM! SPLAT! 1...2...3!


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Goldberg wants revenge


After the match, Goldberg cut a promo in the backstage with Pamela Paulshock
He told Pamela that tonight he would show the Four Horsemen why World Championship Wrestling was the premiere elite force in wrestling today
Pamela told Goldberg that tonight he had a title defence against General Rection
Goldberg told Rection it'd be no laughing matter, no disrespect... BUT... YOU'RE NEXT!


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WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Goldberg (c) v General Rection


Tonight, General Rection has returned as... HUGH MORRUS!
F*** YEAH!
Much better!
Goldberg though was in no laughing mood with the laughing man....
The Four Horsemen stayed at ringside to watch to try and distract Goldberg
But it didn't work, even in combination with the brute force of Morrus....
SPEAR!! JACKHAMMER!!! 1...2...3! ROADKILL!


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The Horsemen ATTACK!


Post match, the Horsemen jumped the ring, and all started taking to Goldberg!
"Nature Boy" Ric Flair ran down to the ring in his sequined robe
And tried to help out Goldberg
After the two men bravely fought off the Horsemen for a minute or so
The table was turned by a chair shot to the back of Flair's head!
Blood began to pour from the skull of Flair
Goldberg tried to save him but was met with... A CHOKESLAM!
WCW IS IN DISARRAY AS FIRE GOES OFF THE AIR!
MY GOD!


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Attendance: 8,326
Rating: B+
Fire drew 3,850,469 viewers on CBS. WCW's popularity dropped to 79.7% throughout the US.

I'm a bit bummed about the end rating, but I felt as the rating's showed the middle part of the show dropped away. I was deliberately looking to stage a lack luster middle with a highlight on guy's who haven't been used a great deal, and end it well. Didn't quite get the best ending, but hope you enjoy anyway :D

mad5226
02-26-2007, 01:23 AM
Another great show as is the norm for you. I really like this four horsemen angle, just be careful it doesn't turn into another NWO spinoff the fans don't like those.

tristram
02-26-2007, 01:25 AM
Another great show as is the norm for you. I really like this four horsemen angle, just be careful it doesn't turn into another NWO spinoff the fans don't like those.

Very mindful of that. Although, whereas the nWo was always about gaining dominance and being almost a breakaway promotion, which is why it's roster was so sizeable, the Four Horsemen is the elite and more traditional. So I'm very mindful to keep the Horsemen's traditional feel to it.

Thanks for the feedback :)

keefmoon
02-26-2007, 08:20 AM
Another great show. Don't worry too much about the rating, these things happen every now and again if you want to give everyone a run out.

I don't know if I'd necessarily want WCW back on top, nor do I think it necessarily belongs there, in a perfect world I'd like to see WCW and the WWF back on even keel. I think the best moments in professional wrestling in that era was when there was genuine competition, a sense of desperation to put it all on the line.

By "back on top where they should have been" I meant with the roster they had in 1997 there should have been absolutely no reason why they wouldn't be on top come 2001. And I think WWF works better when they are chasing; even though they had more over people, a better roster and a pretty good product, I think the basis of the company was worse in 2000 than it was in 1998. McMahon is one of those guys that works better with his back against the wall. And with you as Head Booker of WCW there isn't a chance you will throw away the lead you have gained.

Out of interest, what is WCWs prestige at this point of the game compared to WWF? How much have either gained/dropped?

cmdrsam
02-26-2007, 08:30 AM
Cool the regrouping of the IV horsemen. Shawn I can see. Giant,,mm,,im waiting to see if I like that one or not. Just do me 1 favor. Dont turn the horsemen into a 8 man group,,lol. I dont want to see the NWO with a differnt name. NWO was a great angle but when they let Bagwell,Norton,erc that killed it for me. Great card as usual. Cant wait to see where you take it.

tristram
02-26-2007, 09:44 PM
The Horsemen is Quality, not Quantity. There'll only be four of them. They have three currently... Whereas the nWo had like 5,000! The Bagwell/Disco thing was more of an appeal for them to be considered as the final horsemen, and you'll see a lot of that in the lead up to the Great American Bash. But they definitely didn't gain induction into the elite courtesy of their pleas :-)

I was not a nWo fan, nor a Big Orange M&M (tm) (c) Hulk Hogan fan, so one thing you can be guaranteed is neither the nWo, or any replicas or spin offs, or Hulk Hogan will appear for WCW in Death of WCW. That much I promise, guarantee, etc., and I plan on honouring those committments.

tristram
02-26-2007, 11:08 PM
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World Wrestling Federation Respond to Michaels' Move

The World Wrestling Federation has today officially responded to the events of last Monday Nitro, where seemingly loyal World Wrestling Federation veteran Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels not only no showed RAW is WAR but appeared as the major surprise in World Championship Wrestling's reincarnation of the coveted Four Horsemen.

In a press release issued by World Wrestling Federation Road Agent and supposed publicist Jerry Brisco, Shawn Michaels was labelled as a "yellow belly coward." Choosing not to focus on the terrific years of service provided by Shawn Michaels, Brisco instead devoted his entire commentary on the situation as one touting World Championship Wrestling as "scandalous" and "canniving". Brisco noted that World Championship Wrestling may have won the "battle, but they have not won the war and never will." Insiders close to Brisco have noted the ex-star is said to be extremely angered by World Championship Wrestling and Michaels.

After the press release was leaking to the public, World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling both went into media meltdown and neither promotion would comment or answer to the statements of Mr Brisco.

It is understood that the McMahon family empire is quietly seething at the detraction of Shawn Michaels. Michaels has overcome a major injury recently and was being slowly wiened back into service by the World Wrestling Federation following a period of complete support from the wrestling conglomerate for the injured superstars rehabilitation.

There has been no official word from Shawn Michaels, but rumours suggest that his contract had lapsed with the World Wrestling Federation. Despite being offered new terms, it is understood a man to man phone call from "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson prompted Michaels to attend a meeting with World Championship Wrestling Chief Executive Officer John Simpson. It is understood that Michaels was not only offered a significantly better deal than what was being offered by the World Wrestling Federation, although it is also understood Michaels did not give Titan a chance to offer an upgraded contract, instead signing on the spot. Rumour has it the deal was struck at a private meeting in New York just hours prior to Shawn Michaels' expected departure for the United Kingdom with the rest of World Wrestling Federation roster for a RAW is WAR taping. It is understood Michaels then phoned Vince McMahon and asked for a delayed flight as he had personal issues to deal with, and given Michaels' long standing service this request was granted. Michaels used this time to go over the fine print of the contract offer with his legal team, and then cancelled the flight to the United Kingdom.

More news as it comes to us.

keefmoon
02-27-2007, 01:47 PM
Damn Gerry Briscoe never changes, does he?! "I'd like to slap him right accross his face." Idiot.

And I know HBK was hugely loyal to the WWF, but the way you wrote it up seemed like something Michaels would do. Before he found God, that is.

Alex Gariepy
02-27-2007, 08:05 PM
Lance Storm: An announcement this big can only mean two things. First, that the Canadian national anthem will replace the Nitro theme music, and secondly, that all matches will once again follow the official rulebook of the Canadian Amateur and Professional Wrestling Federation.


As a big Storm mark and patriotic Canadian, I demand that you implement these changes immediately! ... Or at the very least, book your next show in Canada. ;)

But really, nice to see Storm snap on Steiner and make the man bleed. Mwahaha, can't wait to see the carnage our Canadian friend will make.

This Horsemen thing... I'm trying to warm up to it. Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of stables, but we'll see how this one goes. Getting Michaels must've been a real coup for you.

Fourth Horseman... get Paul Roma! He's still in the Game World at this point, right? It's only 2001! :D

tristram
02-27-2007, 10:13 PM
Damn Gerry Briscoe never changes, does he?! "I'd like to slap him right accross his face." Idiot.

And I know HBK was hugely loyal to the WWF, but the way you wrote it up seemed like something Michaels would do. Before he found God, that is.

I view Michaels at that point as someone who wasn't gun shy about selling out Bret Hart, and I wouldn't think if push significantly came to shove he'd be gun shy about doing what's best for business - his business. Yes, admittedly Montreal was something Michaels may not have known about until it happened either but there are of course reports of "I'm not jobbing to him in my area" before that. But suffice to say, he's an outstanding wrestler and that's what I'm paying him to do.

I'm glad you like the Brisco press release. His face almost turns to cement when he's asked his thoughts on the Monday Night Wars DVD. He should have got an oscar for that performance, or if it was shoot, he really should seek help.

As a big Storm mark and patriotic Canadian, I demand that you implement these changes immediately! ... Or at the very least, book your next show in Canada. ;)

But really, nice to see Storm snap on Steiner and make the man bleed. Mwahaha, can't wait to see the carnage our Canadian friend will make.

This Horsemen thing... I'm trying to warm up to it. Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of stables, but we'll see how this one goes. Getting Michaels must've been a real coup for you.

Fourth Horseman... get Paul Roma! He's still in the Game World at this point, right? It's only 2001! :D

I'm a Lance Storm fan. I thought he was great in WCW. One of the really fun things about Death of WCW has been watching the skills and popularity development of guys like Lance Storm, Rey Mysterio Jr, Juventud Guerrera, Sean O'Haire, Chris Kanyon, Mike Awesome, AJ Styles, Jerry Lynn, Tommy Dreamer, Rob Van Dam and the like. In most cases we have been able to slot them into something meaningful and get them over well. One guy admittedly I just can't get over (perhaps he's capped?) is Chavo Guerrero Jr which is a pain as I really like him. I always thought WCW's roster had a lot of enterprise and ability, particularly '97/'98, what I thought one of the big faults of previous WCW regimes was not getting them involved with the veterans and then getting them over as viable entities. The people in the know (Smarks etc.) knew the ins and outs of wrestling and how good comparatively some workers were, WCW just never seemed to find a way to connect those abilities with the mainstream viewers, whereas WWF always seemed to.

Michaels was a massive, massive coup. As Ric Flair would say... WOOOOO!!

Paul Roma :) Well we could do that, or we could just go with my idea of one of the Insane Clown Posse joining WCW and becoming part of the elite :eek: Personally, I hate stables too, but I think the Horsemen were truly unique in their ethos, what they stood for, and how they went about it. They were revolutionary, and always ahead of their time no matter what incarnation it was. Admittedly, in my estimation, Arn Anderson and Ric Flair are two of the greatest wrestlers of all time both in the ring and in terms of their entertainment skills, but there was some other good one's too. Ole Anderson was as straight as they come, stubborn booker yes but he'd grill you in the ring too, Tully Blanchard, very fine wrestler, Malenko and Benoit, outstanding wrestlers. In this incarnation I've tried to look at what all the wrestlers dynamics are - so you have the Giant who is the best physical presence in professional wrestling, you have Chris Kanyon who can innovate and sting you in so many ways, and then you have Shawn Michaels perhaps the greatest active all rounder long term in that database. The fourth one, we will wait and see what he can bring to the table.

tristram
02-28-2007, 02:17 AM
God, I hope Nevermore never sees this.... He will not be a happy vegemite.

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Shock In Wrestling Community as ECW Crown New Champion

An atmosphere of complete and utter shock amongst Extreme Championship Wrestling cult followers the likes of which has been seen before. - www.wrestlingisgoodmmkay.com


Professional wrestling is in a state of shock as the Extreme Championship Wrestling World Championship changed hands two times in the space of a week. Former Champion The Sandman seemed to be getting a good push as the companies top man, holding aloft the belt for 10 successful defences. However, he was stripped of the Championship as he failed to sign a new contract with the fledgling hardcore promotion.

To make matters worse for long time hardcore fans of Extreme Championship Wrestling, in an unheralded and unexpected move ECW has moved the World Heavyweight Championship onto a former World Championship Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion, "Total Package" Lex Luger. Luger is also famous for running from the late Bruiser Brody - a man who embodied the ECW spirit but sadly never got to see it live - in a live wrestling show due to fear from Bruiser seemingly working stiff and not selling his arsenal.

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It was only four months ago that Lex Luger found himself without a job after being fired by World Championship Wrestling following blatant disregard of the companies policy in respect to arriving late to televised shows.

When speculation ran riot that Lex Luger may find a home in Extreme Championship Wrestling, respected ECW extremist fan and long time wrestling critic John Nevermore offered, "Luger in ECW? He'd be booed out the building before he made it to the ring."

Sources within Extreme Championship Wrestling have speculated that the struggling promotion may have been gone for an old time superstar with many Pay-Per-View main event appearances to try and gain a new target audience to expand the operations beyond the Tri-State. Various fans though are said to be less impressed with Luger's efforts within ECW fueling the fire further by saying on various web forums that ECW has sold out for commercial interests, losing focus on the hardcore cult status it had forged with extremely loyal fans.

In other news, Filthy Animals member Konnan has been suspended for one month by World Championship Wrestling for arriving late to a recent Monday Nitro show. Speculation is rife within World Championship Wrestling that this may be the last warning for the talented Mexican star. World Championship Wrestling Chief Executive Officer is said to be partial to Konnan's abilities, and this was the reason why he has recently held two World Tag Team Championship's with Billy Kidman. However, it is highly likely that Simpson's patience is running out, especially given some of the pink slips he has given out in his tenure to names like Lex Luger himself for blatant disregard of company policy and wrestling protocol. We will keep you informed of any further developments in the story.

.... Ouch...

mad5226
02-28-2007, 03:26 AM
I sorry i must have read that wrong I though it said Luger was the ECW champion...that can't be right.

Rob5KC
02-28-2007, 06:19 AM
Luger - ECW champ? Has about the same ring as Hulk Hogan - Oscar winner. :D In other words - :confused:

Guess Sandman needed more beer and cigarettes than he was getting in ECW.

theoutlaw321
02-28-2007, 06:39 AM
Lex freakin Luger? ECW ?

keefmoon
02-28-2007, 07:05 AM
Meh, it was probably a mistake. Like Sandman got so intoxicated he couldn't kick out because he was unconscious.

Or maybe now WCW is good, ECW is trying to get into the niche in the market for really bad booking decisions?

Or maybe the Ferrara/Russo tour of North American wrestling companies has stopped at ECW? I could see them starting up the "Lex Extreme Express", culminating in a main event down the road between Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan and Luger, after putting all the foreign guys in a "US Citizenship On A Pole Match". Yes, it must be Russo at work.

Alex Gariepy
02-28-2007, 02:07 PM
Nothing says EXTREME like Lex Luger's pecs, man! :D

Only in TEW, though, because the game doesn't recognize the same perceptions as some of us may have, so it wouldn't surprise me much at all that an AI ECW might've 'seen' something in Luger's stats to warrant a contract, let alone its Heavyweight belt.

Or they're in their death throes. Oooo, I smell a takeover bid... or better yet, a new feeder league. Mwahaha-...

tristram
02-28-2007, 10:05 PM
I sorry i must have read that wrong I though it said Luger was the ECW champion...that can't be right.

I know what you mean... it's like a bloke looking at Eva Longoria and saying no. It's just not possible.

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DAMN!

Luger - ECW champ? Has about the same ring as Hulk Hogan - Oscar winner. :D In other words - :confused:

Guess Sandman needed more beer and cigarettes than he was getting in ECW.

Imagine Hogan getting an Oscar for Hogan Knows Best. "Dude... whats up." The Big Orange M&M (tm) (c) just is writhing with energy in those shows. And what about the wife, 'sign the 20 year contract, I ain't working for no man but for nothing!' She won't change her lifestyle and wants him to get cracked over the head with steel chairs for the next 20 years to accommodate it. The bloke can barely walk! I can see why he's such a politician backstage given her spending sprees... but I digress.

Lex freakin Luger? ECW ?

And for the next surprise, Rose Nyland from the Golden Girls will become WWF's next Diva Contest winner.

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Meh, it was probably a mistake. Like Sandman got so intoxicated he couldn't kick out because he was unconscious.

Or maybe now WCW is good, ECW is trying to get into the niche in the market for really bad booking decisions?

Or maybe the Ferrara/Russo tour of North American wrestling companies has stopped at ECW? I could see them starting up the "Lex Extreme Express", culminating in a main event down the road between Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan and Luger, after putting all the foreign guys in a "US Citizenship On A Pole Match". Yes, it must be Russo at work.

Lex Extreme Express. :D

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Oh keefmire, that's even funnier than the joke you told us last night

Nothing says EXTREME like Lex Luger's pecs, man! :D

Only in TEW, though, because the game doesn't recognize the same perceptions as some of us may have, so it wouldn't surprise me much at all that an AI ECW might've 'seen' something in Luger's stats to warrant a contract, let alone its Heavyweight belt.

Or they're in their death throes. Oooo, I smell a takeover bid... or better yet, a new feeder league. Mwahaha-...

Please don't suggest ECW takeover, I really respect Nevermore and his diary and I think the mere suggestion of either an ECW takeover, or Lex Luger ECW title reign would send shivers down his spine, and rightly so. Let's just all pretend... this never ever happened.

tristram
02-28-2007, 10:53 PM
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A Pay-Per-View type main-event has been advertised for this week's edition of World Championship Wrestling's Glycerine, on NBC.

In advertisements both on NBC, and on www.wcw.com, the World Heavyweight Championship will be defended by Goldberg against Four Horsemen member "Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels. This will be an historic first title shot for the former three time World Wrestling Federation Champion.

Sources close to Goldberg are understandably concerned given the attack to Goldberg's head by the Four Horsemen no less than 24 hours ago. "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson has publicly shrugged this off citing, "Well is he a fighting champion or not?" He continued by saying that the Four Horsemen were only "tuning up, he hasn't had half of what's coming to him yet."

It is understood the World Championship Wrestling Executive Committee, presided over by Chief Executive Officer John Simpson have fulled endorsed tonight's title bout. Mr Simpson was quoted today as saying, "The World Heavyweight Championship is the premiere title in sports today, and the NBC affiliates and backers of Glycerine are justifiably proud to be associated with tonight's Championship defence by Goldberg against Shawn Michaels." When queried about potential consternation from the World Championship Wrestling locker room, Simpson said "that the World Championship Wrestling Executive Committee's sole goal is to promote the best wrestling possible, and regular defences of the World Heavyweight Championship against worthy contenders is an important part of this process."

tristram
03-01-2007, 01:29 AM
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Proudly Presents

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WCW Glycerine, Saturday, Week 3, May 2001
Live from the Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas
Home of the "Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels
Live on NBC

And tonight: Introducing Death of WCW: The List. A subjective list highlighted throughout the card in a countdown fashion. Tonight's List: Top five sportspeople of all time!

The List #5: Babe Ruth

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WCW Hardcore Championship
"The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer (c) v "The Suicidal, Homicidal, Genocidal, Death Defying Maniac" Sabu v "Hardcore Icon" Terry Funk


At the top of the show, our cameras roll backstage where an official 24/7 WCW Hardcore Championship defence is underway!
Tonight's combatants against the champion, Terry Funk - former ECW and NWA World Heavyweight Champion and of course Texas' own legend, and Sabu, former ECW World Heavyweight Champion
Ouch!
Bang!
Kabang!
Sorry, I just flicked over to Batman for a second accidentally
Brutality galore in this match though
So any bedwetters out there should not watch this one
Instead stick to your WWF show of T&A and not a load else currently
Or... of course you could switch over and watch the Lex Express in ECW... (I wouldn't, but that's just me, crazy old me)
All three men were gunning for the title tongiht
As you would on any night of course, but unlike some shows where Sabu and Rhino have worked together, this was three separate entities with ambitions
Eventually Tommy Dreamer grabbed the win when he was able to open a door, throw Sabu through the door, put a crate against the door to ensure he couldn't get out, and hit Terry Funk with a violent neckbreaker... delivered onto a kitchen sink... yes, a kitchen sink...1..2...goodnight nurse...3!


B-

The Champion doesn't celebrate tonight


Post match, former WCW Hardcore Champion Rhino GORREEEDD Dreamer!
Following this, he opened the door to Sabu, who climbed up on a rickety set of shelves
After Rhino had placed a steel chair across the mid-drift of Dreamer, Sabu hit a violent leg drop!
Just as the carnage looked irrefutable, WCW Security turned up to scare off the Hardcore Evolution evil duo


C+

We're Having Tonight Off


After the carnage finished, our cameras flashed back into the main arena, where the famous Four Horsemen music played
Decked out in well tailored suits, the 7 foot Giant, the long haired Heartbreak Kid, the near mono browed Chris Kanyon and the legendary mentor "Enforcer" Arn Anderson came to the ring together to a chorus of vicious boos
...Hometown love for Shawn Michaels?
Arn Anderson snatched the microphone from David Penzer
He told the crowd that Shawn Michaels said this was a changing town
Once a great city, it's now an empty shell of itself - Arn said the Four Horsemen learjet touched down earlier than the rest of the WCW wrestlers, and they got a chance to check out the local sights
He said one of the great benefits of being a Four Horsemen is being recognised anywhere, not having to que for admission, being granted anything or anyone they wanted
Anderson said that despite getting many offers from the supposed beauties of the town, he said it was one of the first time he didn't feel like.... being a Horsemen
He said being in the Four Horsemen grants you any liberty you want and any woman you want - it's that damn prestigious
But he said the Horsemen have benchmark values, and none of the women in San Antonio came anywhere near the levels expected
Arn said that he was bitterly disappointed in San Antonio therefore, and as a result, the Horsemen were merely here to tell the fans, and World Championship Wrestling that the Horsemen were leaving town early and would not be competing here in Texas....


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WOOOOO - is that... WOOOOO - So!


Also sprach Zarathustra hit, and the World Championship Wrestling President, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair came out to a wild round of cheers
"WOOOOOOOOO!!!"
Crowd: "WOOOOOOOOO!!"
"WOOOOO!! It's ... great .... to be.... in .... SAN ANTONIO TEXAS.... WOOOOOOO!!!"
"One of the greatest places in the world for stylin, profilin, limousin riding son of a gun's like 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair!"
CROWD: "WOOOOOO!!"
"WOOOO!!! How convenient Arn Anderson that you would cowardly try to not give the paying fans what they deserve. Here you are telling the world about the prestige of the Four Horsemen. WOOOO!!! Back in my day Arn, not only did the good looking ladies, of which there are plenty in San Antonio, come out in their droves instead of stay away in disbelief at the current state of the Horsemen... WOOOOOO!!! But the Horsemen set the standard brother. Night after night, week after week, year after year, the Four Horsemen were the elite."
"And I'll tell you why we were the elite Arn. Because we were led by people like Ole Anderson, Tully Blanchard and myself, and a certain young man by the name of Arn Anderson. How times have changed Arn. Age must have wearied you. To quote you from one memorable Monday Nitro moment, "WHAT A GOOF!" And how did we set the standard Arn?"
"We wrestled ourselves to a stand still, collecting gold, money and endorsements the world over. A typical Horsemen night would involve coming to the arena, winning or defending our titles, and then taking the gold in our limousines and leerjets and jet settin off, and when we were champions Arn, the women adored us..."
"WOOOOOOO!!"
"And let me tell you, the more some things change, like you and the ethics of the Horsemen do, the more things stay the same. I'm still a stylin', profilin', limousine-ridin', jet-flyin', kiss-stealin', wheeler-dealin', son of a gun, who's kissed all the girls and made them cry. When I give out a, hey baby, you want to ride Space Mountain, the girls all tear off the ticket stub. God damn, look at the beauties in this crowd tonight, I probably know half their mothers! Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it still has the longest line! WOOOOOOO!!"
"You know, maybe I'm suffering from a nasty case of Amnesia following your attack on Goldberg and myself last night, but if I remember correctly, you said the Horsemen would not be represnted tonight."
Flair holds up a piece of paper.
"This...here is a letter from the World Championship Wrestling Executive Committee, and it reads, tonight on Glycerine there will be a World Heavyweight Championship defence by Goldberg... against 'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels."
"THAT'S RIGHT! In Shawn Michael's home town he gets a chance to fight for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Unfortunately, he will have to face... GOLDBERG!"
The crowd start chanting... "GOLDBERG! GOLDBERG! GOLDBERG! GOLDBERG!"
"And I can tell you Arn Anderson, WOOOO, Goldberg IS here tonight, and not only that, while his head is heavily bandaged up, he licked his lips and asked me in the hallway before I came out.... WHO'S NEXT! When I told him Shawn Michaels, a smile as bright as the Texas sunset set upon his face...."
"WOOOOO!! Learn to live with it, learn to love it, diamonds are forever, and so is Ric Flair as WCW President, and that means tonight.... Michaels, you will face.... GOLDBERG!!!!"
Tony Schiavone nearly loses control on TV. I wonder if he blows on helium balloons before a show starts?


A*

WCW World Tag Team Championship
Evan Karagias and Jamie Knoble v The Army of Darkness (c) (Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome)


Jindrak and Awesome are really starting to gain some attention in many wrestling publications
Some are hailing Mike Awesome as the next mutli promotional World Champion
He's a little way off that yet, but one can't knock his Tag Team exploits in WCW with Judas Jindrak, under the ever watchful eye of the canniving Kevin Sullivan
Karagias and Knoble tried to use their extra speed, but eventually Karagias ran head on into a big boot by Awesome... the follow up, AWESOME BOMB! 1...2....3!


C+

Backstage Brawl


Backstage, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump and Lance Storm were found brawling in the hallways!
Big Poppa Pump was shouting out "PAYBACK!" as he kept clubbing at Storm who momentarily every now and then fought back
Before Big Poppa Pump could hit what looked like a T-Bone suplex on Lance Storm, security came along with night sticks to seperate this duo who have more hatred than Loni Anderson and Burt Reynolds!


B

The List # 4: Roger Federer

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Not only is Federer's record unbelievably good, but he's shown Leighton Hewitt for what he is - a brat who succeeded briefly in what was previously an average era of players. Anyone who puts "COME ON!" in his place is a winner in my books.

WCW Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn (c) v Rhino


Jerry Lynn's mandatory defence tonight put him up against former Hardcore Champion, Rhino, fresh off devastating Tommy Dreamer backstage earlier
Two contrasting styles here, although two men who have both definitely shed their fair share of blood over in ECW
...The new home of ECW Champion, "Lex Express" Lex Luger
Flex on that baby!
Rhino set up for the GORE!! But Lynn was above to move...
Rhino bounced off the ropes... CRADLE PILEDRIVER!!!! 1...2...3! LYNN RETAINS!


B

Recap from Fire


Our commentary team, Shiavone, Okerlund and "Larryland" Larry Zbysko watched at a replay of the decimation of Fire on CBS last night
They highlighted the brutal attack from the Four Horsemen and how their strength in numbers was able to overcome the valiant Goldberg and "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
It highlighted how both men have arrived tonight, despite doctor's orders not to be here
Schiavone posed that last night's attack leaves 'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels as the odds on favourite to end Goldberg's streak and capture his first WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Larry Zbysko disagreed, saying he thought that Goldberg would be fired up, and that no mortal man could defy Goldberg in that sort of mood


A*

"Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe and Sting v Chavo Guerrero Jr and Dustin Rhodes


There has been a lot of bitterness between these four men, plus Mike Sanders and Dusty Rhodes
Dustin Rhodes of course is bitter mostly at Samoa Joe for claiming what he believes Samoa Joe has stolen from him - the paternal love of his father, "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
Dusty though has supported Samoa Joe, seemingly not for tough love but because he believes in the ideals, values and attributes of Samoa Joe as a future WCW World Haevyweight Champion, following on from Dusty himself who is a former NWA World Heavyweight Champion
Sounds like there's been some good stories told lately at the Rhodes "bunkhouse"!
Rhodes used many underhand tactics in this match
And of course, it goes without saying, so did Chavo
Sting was beaten to a pulp by Rhodes
"STING!"
"STING!"
"STING!"
"STING!"
The crowd chanted as Dustin Rhodes put Sting into a sleeper hold....
"STING!" "STING!" "STING!"
The chanting got more fervent
Sting's arm didn't drop the third time, and he started to try to power out of it
And hit a hot tag to Samoa Joe!
Clothesline to Rhodes!
Atomic drop to Chavo!
Irish whip to Chavo to the outside!
DDT to Rhodes!
He pulled the groggy Rhodes to the top.... Chavo went to push him off but Sting clotheslined him off the apron!
MUSCLE BUSTER!!!!! 1...2...3!


A

The List #3: Tiger Woods

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Mick Foley wants Dreamer


Backstage, Mick Foley was seen banging on locker room doors
Pamela Paulshock grabbed him by the shoulder and interrupted him
Pam asked what Foley wanted Dreamer for....
Foley reached into his flanelette short pocket and pulled out a bile of blood...
"I believe I have something of Mr Dreamer's... Have a nice day!"


A

WCW United States Championship
"New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr (c) v "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera v "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett


Three of WCW's best all in the ring at once, all looking for one prize
Rey's coveted United States Championship
A most prestigious championship with a long lineage of great champions from the NWA days through to now
...And of course, some usual WCW cr@p like David Flair
His old man was legendary, yes, David though was not
The United States Championship should be secured by legends, not by legend's sons
But Vinnie Ru is now gone, so life is good
This was a spritely match
The one thing you can be sure of with Jarrett involved with Mysterio is great chemistry
For whatever reason, whether it's because they're both second generation wrestlers, as is Juvi, they connect, and connect brilliantly
This match was no different and blew the roof of the Freeman Coliseum
Jarrett signalled for the Stroke on Juvi, but....
.....
FROM NOWHERE!! CHOKESLAM!!!
'Taker finally responds to Jarrett's antics!
Rey goes to the top... HURRICANRANA ON JUVI!!! 1...2...3!
REY RETAINS!


B+

Tombstone


The Undertaker looked possessed, and continued the assault on a lifeless Jarrett
After pounding him mercilessly, all that was left before the vultures flocked in... TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!


A*

Rest...In....Peace!


Following the attack, a group of gloomy looking characters came to the ring carrying a cask
As we went to a break, our cameras revealed the casket lid.... "Jeff Jarrett... RIP Great American Bash"


A*

The List #2: Michael Jordan

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"Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner v Sean O'Haire


The improvement on Sean O'Haire since he turned babyface and went under the tutelage of 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair has been outstanding
Always viewed as a powerhouse athlete, Sean has really started to develop some wider technical skills
And instead of relying purely on menace, now with the support of the fans has seemingly grown another leg
Not literally of course, but figuratively
...You know what I mean
We got a fan email during this match from keef "Quagmire" moon: "Alright, Jiggity Jiggity"
Couldn't agree more
Rick Steiner initially held control of this match with his superior experience
But eventually he ran into a series of crushing blows from O'Haire
After a brainbuster, O'Haire went to the top rope... SEANTONBOMB! 1...2...3!


A

"Heartbreak Kid" gives the scoop


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock was joined by 'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels
Michaels told Pamela that San Antonio's greatest son was about to deilver the knock out blow to World Championship Wrestling by retiring Goldberg courtesy of... Sweet...Chin.... MUSIC!


A*

The List #1: Mohammad Ali

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WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Goldberg (c) v "Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels


As good old JR would say, "WHAT A SLOBBERKNOCKER!"
Puppies?
Before the two combatants came to the ring, our cameras backstage showed the Four Horsemen in one dressing room - Kanyon, The Giant, and Anderson in leather recliners with Martini's watching on a big screen celebrating together what they considered the Death of WCW - whereas in another room, Booker T, Vader and 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair hovered over the top of a small television
The fans were up in arms... as HE came out...
I think I'm cute....
I know I'm sexy....
I've got the looks....
That drives the girls wild....
It wasn't quite a home town reception for Michaels
Admittedly, there was a large section of resounding cheers
But when Michaels presented the four fingers to the crowd, those cheers turned viciously to boos
Michaels smug face told it all, he couldn't care less
And then....
The Champion....
....GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
The noise was tremendous
I doubt anyone has ever received this loud a pop opposite hometown hero Shawn Michaels in San Antonio
The respect and revere Goldberg is held in is amazing
The two men circled the ring for what seemed like an eternity, before cautiously locking up in a collar and elbow tie up
Michaels was shoved into the corner, and begged off versus Goldberg, who looked at the crowd, before Michaels hit a low blow
The match was on
It was on like donkey kong
One of the dream matches of the 21st century, live and in colour, not on Pay-Per-View either
San Antonio was in for a real treat
And this was no typical 5 minute WCW main event
This one was a chilly, death defying, sweat harbouring, nervous bout
The crowd was on the edge of their seat as the tension swayed back and forth
The pendulum swung
Countless times Michaels avoided or countered the Spear
And likewise Goldberg Sweet Chin Music
Sweat and anguish burrowed from both men's face as the match approached the 18 minute mark
And then... Michaels tuned it up....
......1.....
...2.....
.....3.....
SWEET CH... NO!!! GOLDBERG COUNTERED WITH THE SPEAR!!!!!!!!!!
Goldberg slumped to the ground....
He was so badly beaten from the last night and tonight he was barely able to move and take advantage of the Spear
Both men slowly rose to their feet... weak right from Michaels, weak left from Goldberg, and vice versa, Michaels went for an eye rake but Goldberg grabbed his fingers and powered him down with a muscular test of strength
Hit lats and biceps working to overpower Michaels....
Michaels slowly rose to his feet.... A clubbing blow from Goldberg.... and then....
THE JACKHAMMER!!!!!!!!
....THE COVER!!! 1..................2...................3!
AFTER 21 EPIC MINUTES, GOLDBERG WINS!!!!!!
WHAT A GREAT MATCH!


A*

Goldberg can barely move


After the match, Goldberg slumped back to the ground
Face first on the mat, he was unable to even raise his arm to meet the referee
Booker T and Vader came running down to ringside
They tried to talk him into coming around...
...Eventually he did, Vader pulled him to his feet, and the three men celebrated a great night for WCW!!!!
What a great comeback in this epic battle of good versus evil between the Horsemen and WCW!


A*

Rating: A*
Attendance: 9,899

Glycerine drew 3,948,384 on NBC.

WCW's popularity climbed to 79.9% in the US. Sid Vicious arrived very late to this show...

Next show's List. "Those who changed the world for the better."

tristram
03-01-2007, 02:06 AM
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The World Wrestling Federation has just run it's latest Pay-Per-View offering, Judgement Day. The following is a run down of the card as it happened:-


European Title: William Regal retained over Hardcore Holly - C
Intercontinental Championship: Perry Saturn won this off D'Lo Brown - C
The Hardy Boyz defeated Gettin' Rowdy - C+
Hardcore Title: Raven defeated Gangel to retain - C
Dean Malenko defeated "Y2J" Chris Jericho - B
"Crippler" Chris Benoit beat Grandmaster Sexay, Scotty Too Hotty and Essa Rios - C+
Edge defeated the "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith - C+
Womens Title: Trish Stratus defeated Lita to retain - C-
Tag Team Titles: The Acolytes Protection Agency defeated T & A to retain - C
Rikishi defeated Bull Buchanan - C+
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin defeated Kurt Angle - A
WWF Title: Triple H defeated Eddie Guerrero to retain - B+


The event was held at Ferguson Clyde Bank, in Scotland. It attracted a crowd of 14,861 and was bought by 430,691 Pay-Per-View subscribers. The event was rated overall as a B class show.

mad5226
03-01-2007, 02:30 AM
Great show, I didn't expect the titles to change hands. Actually I thought the 4th horseman would emerge instead, looks like I was wrong.

keefmoon
03-01-2007, 05:46 AM
Another top show. I love the Top 5's, it's very different to what you'd normally see on a diary. But with three shows a week and a PPV me thinks you are gonna run out of topics fairly soon...

I loved the main event. I thought the 4th Horsemen would run out and get the title win for Michaels, I don't know why, just though it may happen. But as it was, Goldberg's title reign has just gained a lot of credibility in my book.

theoutlaw321
03-01-2007, 07:02 AM
Still enjoying your diary, and another great show. I love everything about the diary. But.......

Man this 4-horseman thing is going to take some getting used to. Now I'll admit right off the bat to being a Ric Flair mark. WHOOOO! I just have a hard time stomaching any version of the Horsemen without the Nature Boy. He is the Horsemen.

The 4 Horsemen are without a doubt the greatest stable in the history of wrestling.

Let's put it like this. I can stomach Lex as ECW champ a whole lot easier than the thought of the Horsemen without Flair.

But I'll be watching and hoping for some sort of swerve in the future.

Again, great diary. Keep up the good work!

Chuck
03-01-2007, 09:46 AM
You have no idea how bad I wanted Flair to interfere for Goldberg then turn on him! The fourth Horseman had better be someone who does the stable proud!

Alex Gariepy
03-01-2007, 01:35 PM
Wait a minute... you ranked Roger Federer higher than Babe Ruth? Blasphemy! I tease, I tease. :p

Nice show, continuing on a tear. The WWF didn't seem to have problem after losing Michaels, even if they're putting out 'B' shows.

On a side note, how's the overall morale of the locker room? Everyone all nice and peachy with the administration? ;)

tristram
03-01-2007, 10:06 PM
Great show, I didn't expect the titles to change hands. Actually I thought the 4th horseman would emerge instead, looks like I was wrong.

The Fourth Horsemen will be revealed... when and who that is, the magic 8 ball won't tell me :)

Another top show. I love the Top 5's, it's very different to what you'd normally see on a diary. But with three shows a week and a PPV me thinks you are gonna run out of topics fairly soon...

I loved the main event. I thought the 4th Horsemen would run out and get the title win for Michaels, I don't know why, just though it may happen. But as it was, Goldberg's title reign has just gained a lot of credibility in my book.

Yep, we'll run out of ideas evetually, but until then, it's a bit of fun.

I'm glad Goldberg's reign gained credibility, that's what I hoped to gain out of the main event. A great match, and respectability for the belt. The belt in my view as opposed to WCW bookers is not just a prop.

Still enjoying your diary, and another great show. I love everything about the diary. But.......

Man this 4-horseman thing is going to take some getting used to. Now I'll admit right off the bat to being a Ric Flair mark. WHOOOO! I just have a hard time stomaching any version of the Horsemen without the Nature Boy. He is the Horsemen.

The 4 Horsemen are without a doubt the greatest stable in the history of wrestling.

Let's put it like this. I can stomach Lex as ECW champ a whole lot easier than the thought of the Horsemen without Flair.

But I'll be watching and hoping for some sort of swerve in the future.

Again, great diary. Keep up the good work!

To me, it's like a great movie or a great book. You badly want things to happen, and there's teases and counter teases, but you still end up with tension and conflict. The other night I watched an episode of Desperate Housewives (hey, Gabrielle is stunningly hot so give a brother a break! :-) ), and there was a bit where Mike Delfino wakes up, and Susan is off snogging the silly pommy git (the one I call Whitebait). Of course, Edie Britt happens to be around when Mike wakes up and tells Mike that Edie is off with this bloke. We all want Mike and Susan to get back together, but it didn't happen (and I understand it doesn't). The thing is though, people keep tuning in to hope to see their fantasies played out - the Van Der Kamps find happiness together, Bree's new husband gets done and goes to jaol, Gabrielle and Carlos find happiness, Susan and Mike get together and Edie is seen as the ho she is. Of course, it won't happen, because if it did, we wouldn't keep tuning in in hope....... Ok, so yes I do watch the show and do like it, but I am straight.

It's like Top Gun, you don't want Goose to die, but he does, and the plot revolves around it and it's great movie accordingly. Eventually in movies usually the good guys end up being shown to be doing the right thing, not so in mini series or sit coms which inevitably professsional wrestling shows in terms of their dramatic effect are a combination of. In fairness, us all non marks wanted the nWo to be beaten down instantly because they were evil, but our subconscious makes us watch intensely and if they weren't there to cause conflict, maybe we wouldn't watch because it's not interesting enough to get you proud of one side or the other.

In respect to Ric, he could or couldn't be the Fourth Horsemen, who knows (well I do but that's another story). I don't think Ric Flair is the Four Horsemen, I think the Four Horsemen is actually more ingrained on an ethos of being the elite, and proving to anyone who's willing to oppose that that's the case. They're arrogant, but they back it up - at any length. Ric Flair is always a great Four Horseman, but much like WWE survives without Steve Austin and the Rock, ableit not brilliantly, the Horsemen standards and the theory behind them stands strong. Flair's opposition only stands to strengthen this - we don't care who you are, or what you've done, the now is the now and we are the best... now. Perhaps in Flair's mind he has to prove to the Horsemen and to himself that he is good enough to be the Fourth Horsemen.

Many different angles, many different results and outcomes, that's the thing I'm most looking forward to from this... the endless possibilities, the suspicion, the innuendo, the hope, the dismay, the story of good versus evil told through the greatest stable of all time and the greatest promotion of all time.

You have no idea how bad I wanted Flair to interfere for Goldberg then turn on him! The fourth Horseman had better be someone who does the stable proud!

Aside from Mongo McMichael, I don't think the Fourth Horsemen has ever been someone who's let the Horsemen down.

Wait a minute... you ranked Roger Federer higher than Babe Ruth? Blasphemy! I tease, I tease. :p

Nice show, continuing on a tear. The WWF didn't seem to have problem after losing Michaels, even if they're putting out 'B' shows.

On a side note, how's the overall morale of the locker room? Everyone all nice and peachy with the administration? ;)

Hey, anyone who beats Hewitt repeatedly is a hero by mine.

The morale is as is expected - some usual jacka**es. But you get that in any mainstream sports entertainment promotion of the era of the Monday Night Wars.

tristram
03-02-2007, 12:51 AM
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Proudly Presents

An interview with WCW Chief Executive Officer, John Simpson

Hi fans, my name is Quagmire O'Hern, and Jiggity Jiggity, I've been granted an exclusive interview for www.wrestlingisgoodmmkay.com with World Championship Wrestling Chief Executive Officer, John Simpson. John has of course been in charge of World Championship Wrestling since January 1st 2001, and has overseen some monumental improvements in their product. We are live here in San Antonio, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel after another successful Glycerine show at the Freeman Coliseum. John, thank you for joining us.

JS: Quagmire, it's a pleasure. Thank you for having me.

QO: John, compared to other major promoters of the modern era like Vince McMahon, Vince Russo, Ed Ferrara and Eric Bischoff, you've kept rather quiet personally, and are yet to set foot into a wrestling arena as an on air character. Is there any thought to assuming some role on air in the future?

JS: That's not really what I've come to World Championship Wrestling for. Probably first thing we need to ascertain what I am here for, stopping the downward trends of WCW and turning it around and heading it to the top where it once was and always should have been. I don't think that would sit well with my goals, our television shows are used to highlight our key assets, our wrestlers. We want to give them good match time to explore their abilities and showcase their skills and become popular. The last thing they need is to lose five minutes in order for someone like myself with no need or desire to take that away from them.

QO: Do you think that has been a weakness in the methodology of Bischoff and Russo and co in terms of WCW?

JS: I guess you have to remember two main things, how successful Vince McMahon's character has been on air for the World Wrestling Federation, and also that Bischoff's character at one stage was incredibly popular and did a very good job in helping to promote the greatest story ever told perhaps, the New World Order. As far as the rest of it goes, it's hard to accurately say without having been involved, although my own personal view as a fan was that we could have showcased other talents moreso instead.

QO: Of course the main story on offer from WCW at the moment is the reincarnation of the Four Horsemen. Firstly, Shawn Michaels; Jerry Brisco recently launched a scathing attack on WCW, yourself and Michaels for Michaels turning his back on the WWF and coming over to WCW. What is your response to all this?

JS: Jerry's entitled to his opinion I guess. You have to really ask Shawn why he came across to WCW. One of the reasons was sure, he didn't get the offer he expected from the World Wrestling Federation and we were of course able to trump that, but most importantly was a phone call he received from Arn Anderson who talked to him about a spot in the Horsemen. Shawn was genuinely excited, as hard as that it is to believe in the modern corporatised world of professional wrestling, the Horsemen was the clincher for Shawn to come to WCW. I guess Brisco as a member of the World Wrestling Federation administration need to address closely the satisfaction levels of their main players, and of course keep a track of whose contract is up and how much they want to give that performer. In my estimation, they undervalued Shawn and paid the price accordingly. I don't have to get into a mud slinging affair with Jerry, those are the facts and while he can be frustrated at the moment, it's better for all concerned including the World Wrestling Federation if he just accepts the situation and moves on.

QO: But of course, recently you've also prised from their grasp the Undertaker, and the Giant. That's the next question, the Giant; why do you think he fits the Horsemen mould? There has been some consternation amongst various fans about this very issue.

JS: When Arn pitched to the reformation of the Four Horsemen as an elite heel organisation, we discussed what made the Four Horsemen great previously. One of the things Arn said was they worked as a pack, with their own individual traits. Ric Flair was the jetsetter, Ole was the no nonsense bully, Tully was the technician and Arn was the man they could always rely on, the Rock if you will. We looked at various combinations, and Arn and I both agreed that Paul [Wight] worked well in that he gave a very real size presence to the Horsemen.

QO: Various fans of course have called out for Ric Flair to be in the Horsemen, it's only fitting they say.

JS: I understand the frustration of fan's in this respect. But I think it makes for great television when you tune in and see the genuine tension, and you follow all the characters in this saga and you hope and you hope, it gets close and then it's yanked away, or the surprising happens. That's what makes great drama. All great writers, from Shakespeare through to now know the key to any great story is conflict. Tension and conflict draws us in, Ric Flair as a babyface opposer works for us on so many levels. That's not to say he's not the Fourth Horsemen, but as he said, the more things change, the more things stay the same. And the great thing with the Four Horsemen is the conflicts they caused, I mean really, Dusty Rhodes himself could have been a great Horsemen given what he had done in Florida, Texas, and the AWA, he could have been that charismatic heel drawcard, but we were all drawn to tune into him bravely defying the odds and standing up for himself. We must remember the Four Horsemen have always been great and this has been because of the conflicts they have been involved with - the Horsemen versus the American Dream, the Horsemen and Sting trusting each other, then distrusting each other, the Horsemen not being too sure about Jarrett and McMichael, the Horsemen fueding with Eric Bischoff and the New World Order. Great moments. There's no reason why this can't be great, infact, the way it's set up it might be the greatest thing in Horsemen history. It might take away the names of who were the Four Horsemen, and remind us all of what the Four Horsemen are about. Pride, honour, being elite, doing whatever it takes to be the best bar none, mentally disintegrating their opposition into being a number, not a face and using that to attack with chilling venom. We have formed a number of target focus groups to monitor not only the Four Horsemen, but also World Championship Wrestling as a whole, and the great thing about this storyline is it's completely adaptable, anything can change, basically if we think it's better off in our marketing interests to turn Flair heel, Giant face, Anderson face, and Jamie Knoble heel, we'll do that. Of course that's only hypothetical, but we're damn serious about people leaving the arena on the last night of the Four Horsemen and saying, "Wow, that was the step WCW took from being good, to all time great, and that was the greatest Horsemen story ever told." We know that's a lot to live up to, but we're very serious about making this work and work very well.

QO: I've heard some fears that people fear the Horsemen will become inflamed with too many on their roster.

JS: The Four Horsemen tells me that we're likely to have four competitors. I really don't think that's ever going to be a serious issue with the Horsemen, it wasn't in the past, and I won't let it be now and into the future.

QO: You would have obviously kept up with the WWF, how do you think they're tracking at the moment?

JS: To be honest, I can say I haven't tracked them that closely. What I have done is of course measure through my marketing team various marketing information - their buy rates, attendances, merchandise sales, all that sort of stuff, and we of course compare it to ours and look for areas to attack them. I think we're a lot smarter than we have been in the past in that respect. Personally, my main goal is to now see World Championship Wrestling cement itself with a large capital reserve, to allow WCW fans to see the wrestling they've wanted to for years. Whether that involves competition from the World Wrestling Federation is really not a major issue for me. Of course, figures suggest some wrestling fans are moving from the WWF product to the WCW product, and we're happy about that, but I have no beef with the WWF. My objectives are very clearly laid out in black and white and they won't be compromised no matter what happens in Connecticut.

QO: Hulk Hogan, would you have him back?

JS: I think that's a chapter that's closed.

QO: You aren't a Hogan fan?

JS: He to me represents what the World Wrestling Federation tried to promote down our throats in the 80s, cartoonish wrestling action. I was always an NWA man myself, and he just doesn't compare in my interests to the likes of Flair, Sting, Arn, Steamboat and others of that ilk.

QO: I noticed the other night Jeff Jarrett with some kind of underhanded tribute to the Koloffs, what brought that on?

JS: Firstly, I enjoyed it, so I hope the fans enjoyed. Sickles...all around! I guess one of the things we are very mindful of is to never lose sight of where WCW came from, including the NWA, and the great action that came before to get us where we are today. You may have noticed for example in several of Ric Flair's Presidential speeches he will highlight the lineage of a belt, or who some of the great champions were, and I think that's only fitting. I think you can become too caught up in the now, and forget the lessons history taught us. I really think that is how it was previously, we forgot first and foremost people came to see wrestling.

QO: If you could nab three other superstars, who would they be?

JS: I look at every situation on a case by case scenario. We have fairly good information on when various star's contracts are due, and good relationships with some of the major agents in the business. But that will be dealt with if and when those opportunities arise. To be perfectly honest, I'm more interested in focusing on our wrestlers, I'm more keen to protect and grow Rey Mysterio Jr, Sean O'Haire, Juventud Guerrera, Jerry Lynn, Buff Bagwell, Mike Awesome, Judas Jindrak, AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Tommy Dreamer, Billy Kidman, Dave Bautista, Randy Orton, CM Punk, Low Ki and grow them into the wrestlers they deserve to be. Each of those has upper midcard to main eventer stamped all over them and it's my ambition to ensure that happens first and foremost before I contemplate other opportunities.

QO: One thing we all noticed was a series of vignettes for the Army of Darkness, would you qualify the Army of Darkness movement as a success?

JS: When I talked to Kevin [Sullivan] about reinventing the concept, I always looked at the Army of Darkness stable as not being a dark force per se`, but a mechanism to promote some great talent. I think that's been achieved with Mike Awesome and Judas Jindrak now being World Tag Team Champions, and previously Christopher Daniels being the Cruiserweight Champion. It's the same philosophy with the Hardcore Evolution, it's helped promote hardcore wrestling, it initially got over Rhino and I think we are seeing some serious development in Tommy Dreamer who is starting to become an international superstar.

QO: You must have noticed that Lex Luger is now the ECW World Heavyweight Champion, what's your views on that?

JS: That's their business. Lex was fired by myself for disciplinary issues so I'm not too concerned what happens with his career to be perfectly honest.

QO: You must have noticed that the World Wrestling Federation has been holding a series of shows outside of the US, what's your feeling about that?

JS: To be honest, surprise. I'm not too sure what their marketing strategy is there.

QO: Finally, after putting on a spectacular main event at Glycerine, what can fans look forward to at the forthcoming Monday Nitro?

JS: Great wrestling. Business as usual.

QO: John Simpson, thank you for your time.

JS: It's my pleasure, thank you.

mad5226
03-02-2007, 04:03 AM
nice interview man you made yourself look very professional.

keefmoon
03-02-2007, 06:26 AM
Damn you, you b*****d! I was going to do an interview with me on my diary, but not only did you beat me to it, you did it ten times better than I ever could. I honestly, genuinely hate you sometimes. Even thoughI said on mine I would do an interview, if I do it now it will look like a rubbish version of what you did.

In this hatred filled way, I'm trying to say I liked the interview, very well written and realistic. But did you have to do it mere hours before I was going to do mine?!

I like the current Horsemen. If Flair is the 4th then that's great, but I honestly wouldn't mind if it wasn't, I know you will choose someone worthy to be number 4, and will stick with the 4, and a new incarnation is, imo, the way forward. Like you said, things don't change by staying the same, and a new member (someone like Benoit, although he isn't technically new but isn't regarded as a "horseman" in the way Tully, Flir and Double A are, or Kurt Angle or Chris Jericho) would give it a good, young vibe but with a reference to the great days in WCW.

Would you ever consider bringing in Bret Hart? I know he and Michaels hate each other but to play off that animosity would be A* material. Just imagine Bret's first Nitro back, walking backstage when he bumps into Shawn. The pop would be unreal.

theoutlaw321
03-02-2007, 06:55 AM
Very well done.

tristram
03-02-2007, 05:39 PM
nice interview man you made yourself look very professional.
Thank you, thank you. I get my professionalism tips from Jerry Brisco :D

Damn you, you b*****d! I was going to do an interview with me on my diary, but not only did you beat me to it, you did it ten times better than I ever could. I honestly, genuinely hate you sometimes. Even thoughI said on mine I would do an interview, if I do it now it will look like a rubbish version of what you did.

In this hatred filled way, I'm trying to say I liked the interview, very well written and realistic. But did you have to do it mere hours before I was going to do mine?!

I like the current Horsemen. If Flair is the 4th then that's great, but I honestly wouldn't mind if it wasn't, I know you will choose someone worthy to be number 4, and will stick with the 4, and a new incarnation is, imo, the way forward. Like you said, things don't change by staying the same, and a new member (someone like Benoit, although he isn't technically new but isn't regarded as a "horseman" in the way Tully, Flir and Double A are, or Kurt Angle or Chris Jericho) would give it a good, young vibe but with a reference to the great days in WCW.

Would you ever consider bringing in Bret Hart? I know he and Michaels hate each other but to play off that animosity would be A* material. Just imagine Bret's first Nitro back, walking backstage when he bumps into Shawn. The pop would be unreal.

Feel the love!

I went with an interview because I suck with graphics... ultimately what I want to do is to have a WCW magazine type set up and report things through that way. I just needed a way to put across my true feelings on the Horsemen, I'm not interested in inflating them beyond four active wrestlers and I'm not interested in running them like the New World Order. I want suspense, captivity of my readers, a compelling saga, but overall, great in ring wrestling. I hope that I helped alleviate some of the fears that have permeated about the rebirth of the Horsemen. I'm a very true, old school WCW fan who loves great wrestling action, in ring, with a bit of colour added to keep us compelled.

On Bret Hart, believe it or not, he's not in the database. I could imagine fueding him with Michaels would be incredible, but it's worth remembering by this stage in real life he's retired after the kick of death from Goldberg.

I still want to see your interview keefy, your diary is looking most professional. It's my pick at the moment for the #1 diary out there.

Very well done.

Thank you, thank you.

jagilki
03-02-2007, 05:48 PM
I've been sticking with your diary from post one. I haven't been putting in my two cents too much. Just want to tell you I'm still reading it, and think it's one of, if not the best one around. Keep up the great job.

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keefmoon
03-02-2007, 06:26 PM
Oh for f***s sake! Are you trying to p*** me off?! I have written in my diary notes on Word to see if I can get someone to do proper graphics for me for Raw and upcoming PPVs. Have you somehow got access to my notes, 'cos if you have... :mad:

That's a shame about Bret. I realised he was retired (damn concussion causing Goldberg) but just the heat there would be anytime Bret and Michaels were seen on camera at the same time... wow. And as part of WCW it could happen, hypothetically, where I don't think it would ever happen in the Fed.

tristram
03-02-2007, 06:54 PM
Imagine how stiff they'd work? I think the hatred is very real between the two of them and I can't imagine them working well in a ring together after Montreal. Last thing I need is life insurance pay outs!

keefmoon
03-02-2007, 07:06 PM
Okay yeah it would be pretty dangerous. And expensive for a company that was making the losses WCW were around 2000/1 time. But I still know if I was in attendence the first time Michaels and Hart came face to face, even without physicality, I would go insane. As the hatred is so real they could get a massive pop just from a look.

theoutlaw321
03-02-2007, 09:08 PM
Thank you, thank you. I get my professionalism tips from Jerry Brisco :D

Funny


I hope that I helped alleviate some of the fears that have permeated about the rebirth of the Horsemen. I'm a very true, old school WCW fan who loves great wrestling action, in ring, with a bit of colour added to keep us compelled.

I never doubted your intentions. Just thought I'd throw my 2 cents in. I believe we feel alot of the same ways. NWA>WCW and not the cartoon characters that Vince created in the 80's. Let me say this, I believe you have accomplished what you set out to do>create interest>give yourself a vehicle for multiple storylines. Anyway, again great job.

Thank you, thank you.

Call them like I see them....

tristram
03-02-2007, 09:20 PM
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Monday Nitro: The Card

Tonight's edition of Monday Nitro will be coming to you live from the Selland Arena, Fresno, California! Hurry, tickets are selling fast.

The card is as follows:-


WCW Hardcore Championship: "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer will defend against the "Master and Ruler of the World" Sid Vicious
WCW Television Championship: "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn will defend against "Prime Time" Elix Skipper
The Giant will battle Kaz Hayashi
Eight man tag mayhem: "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump, "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett and Dustin Rhodes v Vader, Lance Storm, "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr and Sean O'Haire
"Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak will fight the Undertaker
"Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels will take on Sting in an unprecedented first - LIVE tonight on Nitro
Booker T will face off against Four Horsemen Nemesis "Positively" Chris Kanyon
And in the main event, WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg will defend his World Heavyweight Championship against "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera


That, and much more as WCW comes to you live from Californ-I-A!

tristram
03-02-2007, 09:21 PM
...


It's all good, glad to see we have some NWA-ites in da house!

mad5226
03-02-2007, 10:18 PM
WCW Hardcore Championship: "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer will defend against the "Master and Ruler of the World" Sid Vicious
I've always liked Sreamer, never been much of a mark for Sid though.

WCW Television Championship: "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn will defend against "Prime Time" Elix Skipper

The Giant will battle Kaz Hayashi
The Horsemen are going to be an unstoppable force.

Eight man tag mayhem: "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump, "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett and Dustin Rhodes v Vader, Lance Storm, "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr and Sean O'Haire
If I can be serious for a minute

"Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak will fight the Undertaker
Stasiak can't touch the Undertaker

"Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels will take on Sting in an unprecedented first - LIVE tonight on Nitro
WOO Sting is WCW

Booker T will face off against Four Horsemen Nemesis "Positively" Chris Kanyon Hmm maybe Booker's a member and not a nemisis at all.

And in the main event, WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg will defend his World Heavyweight Championship against "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera
Who's NEXT

theoutlaw321
03-02-2007, 11:34 PM
WCW Hardcore Championship: "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer will defend against the "Master and Ruler of the World" Sid Vicious
Just make sure you hide all the scissors

WCW Television Championship: "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn will defend against "Prime Time" Elix Skipper
I like Lynn.

The Giant will battle Kaz Hayashi

Eight man tag mayhem: "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump, "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett and Dustin Rhodes v Vader, Lance Storm, "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr and Sean O'Haire
I hear ya, I'm just picking against ya!

"Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak will fight the Undertaker
No where close

"Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels will take on Sting in an unprecedented first - LIVE tonight on Nitro No contest-there's no way either goes over the other clean or otherwise this early-look for run in by 4H

Booker T will face off against Four Horsemen Nemesis "Positively" Chris Kanyon
This one is close. May smell something here, just can't put my finger on it yet

And in the main event, WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg will defend his World Heavyweight Championship against "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera
Next!

Rob5KC
03-03-2007, 07:14 AM
WCW Hardcore Championship: "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer will defend against the "Master and Ruler of the World" Sid Vicious

Tommy holds on against psycho Sid

WCW Television Championship: "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn will defend against "Prime Time" Elix Skipper

Elix is like the old SNL, in other words, not quite ready for primetime player

The Giant will battle Kaz Hayashi

This isn't even fair...but when is it when facing a 7ft 500lb man?

Eight man tag mayhem: "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump, "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett and Dustin Rhodes v Vader, Lance Storm, "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr and Sean O'Haire

Uhmmm..this should be interesting.

"Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak will fight the Undertaker

I look for Stasiak to get a little offense early on, but not much else

"Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels will take on Sting in an unprecedented first - LIVE tonight on Nitro

Sting will put the new guy over, it just won't be a clean win for HBK

Booker T will face off against Four Horsemen Nemesis "Positively" Chris Kanyon

I expect this to end in a dq, when the Horsemen become involved

And in the main event, WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg will defend his World Heavyweight Championship against "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera

Juvi is going to get juiced in this matchup

keefmoon
03-03-2007, 08:11 AM
WCW Hardcore Championship: "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer will defend against the "Master and Ruler of the World" Sid Vicious
Dreamer is the way forward for the Hardcore division

WCW Television Championship: "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn will defend against "Prime Time" Elix Skipper
I really like Lynn, and I think when he loses the title it needs to be a titanic battle between him and another pheonemenal worker, which just isn't Elix Skipper. Out of interest, as I only just noticed this- wasn't Mr Wrestling III Vince Russo?

The Giant will battle Kaz Hayashi
Giant shouldn't lose this even if he wasn't a horseman. The fact that he is means nothing oter than a 100% Giant win will do.

Eight man tag mayhem: "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump, "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett and Dustin Rhodes v Vader, Lance Storm, "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr and Sean O'Haire
Coin flip. Maybe Big Poppa Pump pins Storm to p*** him off even more.

"Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak will fight the Undertaker
I like Stasiak more than most, and think he has potential as an upper midcarder- but he is no Phenom.

"Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels will take on Sting in an unprecedented first - LIVE tonight on Nitro
Wow. This match is huge. Really huge. It's like the top man in the 90s for WWF against top man in the 90s for WCW. Huge, huge, huge match. HBK sneaks a tainted victory to keep his momentum going as the new guy.

Booker T will face off against Four Horsemen Nemesis "Positively" Chris Kanyon
Booker gets the win to upset the Four Horsemens pefect record for the night which means Booker becomes public enemy number one for the IV.

And in the main event, WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg will defend his World Heavyweight Championship against "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera
Juvi probably isn' ready yet, especially as HBK couldn't beat Goldberg. Juvi will drag him to a great match, but Goldberg will win. Maybe by DQ when the Horsemen interfere.

Just had an idea who number four might be- Booker T. Don't know why, but think that could work.

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03-03-2007, 11:41 PM
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Live from the Selland Arena, Fresno, California

Featuring: The List - Those Who Changed the World for the Better
Exclusive to Death of WCW

WCW Hardcore Championship
"The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer (c) v "Master and Ruler of the World" "AKA Mr Scissors" Sid Vicious


Edward Scissorhands is back on Nitro!
Tommy Dreamer commented while smacking a kendo stick over his back, "Maybe this lesson will make you turn up on time...!"
This was a complete and utter mauling
If anyone ever wanted to see a former World Champion teetering on the edge of being utterly useless, this was it
Tommy Dreamer was all over him like a knife through butter
And soon enough, he was able to hit a Running Bulldog onto a table, knocking Vicious out...1....2....3!


C+

Give me him, Sucka!


Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Booker T surged into the office of "Nature Boy" Ric Flair who was busy on a phone call
RF: "Yeah..Yeah, look I'll have to call you back."
Flair stood up and offered a firm handshake to Booker T
RF: "WOOOO!! Booker T, what can I do for you?"
Booker's eyes widened to the look of astonishment that he has five fingers look that he has
"Nature Boy, I'm sick of seeing what the Horsemen are doing to this company and this sport. Let me teach them a lesson. Give me 'Positively' Kanyon tonight..."
RF: "Well...."
Booker: "Come on, the man stole my World Championship not long ago, it's bout time I put revenge on his ****. Come on Ric, don't hate the playa, hate the GAME!"
RF: "WOOOO!!! Diamonds are forever, and so is tonight's match between you, Booker T! And 'Positively' CHRIS KANYON!"


A*

WCW Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn (c) v "Prime Time" Elix Skipper


Speaking of returns to action, here's the former Team Canada member 'Prime Time' Elix Skipper against the ever improving 'Mr Wrestling III' Jerry Lynn for his Television Championship
Two title matches to open up Nitro tonight!
Skipper is a very athletic worker
Of that there is no doubt
Nor was there any doubt of the three count though when Jerry Lynn hit the Cradle Piledriver...1...2....3! Lynn retains!


B

Celebration for Lynn...


As Jerry Lynn celebrated holding up his strap, he was attacked by someone from the crowd with a steel chair to the back of the head!
As he fell down, the masked man unveiled....
The crowd booed as the mask revealed...
Billy Kidman
NB: Kidman's heel turn was a complete success


B

The List: #5 Kim Dae-Jung
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A match of the year candidate?


Still shots from the brilliant World Championship match between 'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels and Goldberg aired
Some great moves
Blood
Mayhem
And eventually, after a long, long battle of survival
Goldberg retained
It was a match for the ages


A*

The Giant v Kaz Hayashi


Arn Anderson selevated practically as led the beast the Giant to the ring
He completely overshadowed Kaz Hayashi
And straight away a clubbing blow from the Giant!
And now an exhbitition it seems...
Power slam....
....Vertical Suplex!
Hell, he even sent him into the ropes... DROP KICK!
Hayashi went right over the top rope to the outside crashing against the steel barracade
That's ok, Anderson's there to lend a helpful hand and roll him back into the ring...
CHOKESLAM!!! 1....2....3 delivered nonchalantly with only his size HUGE right boot covering Kaz
That's it, GOD DAMN!


B

Arn Anderson speaks


After the match, as paramedics rushed to the ring to assist Kaz Hayashi, "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson took the microphone from David Penzer
His client, The Giant, merely folded his arms and smirked as Arn spoke
He told Goldberg that this was what he was going to get at the Great American Bash
That now, with the expertise of the Four Horsemen and the experience the Giant can gain from the likes of well... himself, that Goldberg will be in the same predicament as Kaz Kayashi come the G.A.B!


A*

The List: #4 Mahatma Ghandi
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Beach-side vows


A vignette was played....
Cordially inviting all friends and family of Lance Storm and Torrie Wilson to their wedding at...
...Bash at the Beach!


B

"Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump, "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett and Dustin Rhodes v Vader, WCW United States Champion "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr, Lance Storm and Sean O'Haire


Eight of the best wrestlers you will ever seen in the ring at once
Former WCW World Heavyweight Champions in Big Poppa Pump, Jeff Jarrett and Vader
Definite potential World Champions in Storm, Mysterio Jr and O'Haire
A couple of second generation stars here too - Mysterio Jr, Rhodes, Jarrett
It all vowed for a great bout
There was a load of action in this one for sure
And it was difficult to keep up with it all
So instead I will focus on some of the main points of interest
Storm and Big Poppa Pump had an intense brawl in the ring
Eventually Pump was drop kicked to the outside, and he ended up landing on Torrie Wilson
Storm fled to the outside, and the two men began brawling viciously up the aisle
Referee Mickey Jay made the decision to allow the two men to go off at each other up the aisle and effectively see the match finish as a 3 on 3 affair
Vader and O'Haire worked over Jarrett
Rey showcased a lot of speed to then take down Rick Steiner
After a very quick exchange, the ring was cleared with Rick Steiner and O'Haire
O'Haire and Steiner hit rights and lefts
Eventually O'Haire was able to hit a thunderous DDT!
He then went to the top...
Jarrett went to knock him off, but he was plancha'd by Mysterio who came from nowhere!
SEANTONBOMB! 1...2....3!


The List: #3 Mother Theresa
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A

"Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak v The Undertaker


After the break, after the carnage was cleared, Shawn Stasiak was pitted against the Undertaker
Ain't he a lucky man?
Stasiak is a terrific young prospect out of the Natural Born Thrillers
And a former World Tag Team Champion
His father was a WWWF Champion
There's no doubt ordinarily he's a competent opponent for most wrestlers
But this isn't any opponent
This...is....the.... UNDERTAKER!
And Stasiak tried valiantly
And even held sway at one stage
But Stasiak was taken back when Undertaker sat up from a brainbuster from Stasiak!
Rights from Stasiak, more rights, no effect!
OH NO! BIG BOOT FROM TAKER! TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER! 1...2....3!


A

Damn!


Don't you just love it, clicking on the wrong name in the drop down list?
Yep - It's the Prototype John Cena cutting a promo on Jarrett, when in actual fact it's supposed to be Taker from the cemetary....


C+

The List: #2 Martin Luther King
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Sting wants the Heartbreak Kid


Pamela Paulshock caught up with the Stinger before the break!
Sting told Pamela that tonight the fans were going to see the best of World Championship Wrestilng of the 90's in action
Against supposedly the next best of the generation, Heartbreak Kid, Shawn MICHAELS!
So, if Michaels is up to the challenge... it's... SHOWTIME! WOOOOO!!!


B+

"The Stuff" offers Michaels help


As Michaels walked towards the ring, he was interrupted by Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell
Bagwell posed and told Michaels it's so damn hard to be so damn cute
He told Michaels he would be Four Horsemen for life, but the mailman mustn't have got to his place yet with the invitation
He told Michaels that he will help him out tonight against the Stinger...
...Michaels pushed him against a wall...
"I'm a Horsemen... And, you AIN'T the Stuff. Just sit back here and watch... HOW it's done!"


B+

'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels v Sting


A match of a generation
Arguably the best worker on both sides of WCW and WWF locked in battle on Monday Nitro!
A lot of fans have wanted to see this one for 10 years
And here it is
Live on Nitro!
A dream match and a half, that's for sure
This was thought to be a skilful match
And these two did not disappoint those pundits who predicted this
It was a great match
From A to Z, there was brilliant ring pyschology
There was guts
There was determination
There was blood
There was sweat
And a load of toil
...STINGER SPLASH FROM STING!
He irish whips Michaels to the opposite corner
STINGER SPLASH! Wait a second... Stinger has gone down.... Michaels covers...1....2....3!
HEY, wait a second, what's that he's just thrown away?!
KNUCKS! YOU CHEAT!


A*

"Good Luck"


Backstage, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair walked into the dressing room of Booker T
He told Booker T what dirty tricks the Four Horsemen seemed up to tonight
And offered Booker T the best of luck
Booker T got in his face and told him that luck has nothing to do with it...
Tonight, he's gonna be playa hating on Kanyon! NOW...can you...dig...that....SUCKA!


A

Booker T v "Positively" Chris Kanyon


Two former WCW World Heavyweight Champions in the ring here, Booker T and Kanyon
Infact, these two men have headlined two great Pay-Per-Views this year, once with Booker T retaining, the other time Kanyon capturing his first gold at the top!
Personally, they were two of my favourite matches that I put together
Whether or not they got the ratings, Kanyon was a man who demanded a WCW Title shot win lose or draw before WCW closed it's doors
I'm still in shock he never ascended to the top
He was very marketable along with being a terrific wrestler, in my book
Then again, maybe it's just me because Vince Russo, Vince McMahon, Eric Bischoff, none of them saw what I saw
Anyway, this match was slowly paced
A lot of deliberate stops
A lot of slugging on the floor near ringside
These two are not on each other's Christmas card list that is for sure
I don't think they exchange recipes
Ouch, both men are opened up here!
Back into the ring...
Booker goes for the Book-End, but Kanyon grabs him by the hair and instead pulls off a modified front suplex!
....FLATLINER!!!
....KANYON CUTTER!!!!
1....2.....3!


A*

"BREAK THAT HOLD!"


Post match, Kanyon put Booker into some kind of ankle lock, with a bridge of some sort!
MY GOD!
THE PRESSURE ON THE ANKLE JOINT!
THAT'S INCREDULOUS!
Look at the miserable pain on Booker's face
He's tapping, but there's no referee!
Here comes security!!!!
Finally Kanyon relents, but perhaps the damage is already done!


A

The List: #1 Nelson Mandela
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A good show of sportsmanship


Before the main event, Juventud Guerrera went over to Goldberg...
And offered his right hand...
Goldberg accepted!
Two great WCW stalwarts and friends in TONIGHT'S MAIN EVENT!


WCW World Heavyweight Champion
Goldberg (c) v "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera


After the handshake, the match was on for young and old
Juventud has been around WCW since about 1996
And this was one of his first, if not his first opportunity for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
He has really matured into an excellent all around wrestler
He used to be somewhat of a spot merchant, but as he's aged his skills have broadened
Likewise for Goldberg too, once ultra charismatic, he can now carry a match on his own rights
Juvi really lit the ring up here
And had Goldberg in a load of trouble early on
Hard to imagine maybe, but the improvement in Juventud since coming back to WCW has been incredible
He's one of the big improvers of 2007
Some real good offence here from Juvi...
...450 SPLASH!
Cover...1....2.....3! JVUI IS THE NEW CHAMP!
NO!!!! GOLDBERG'S RIGHT BOOT WAS ON THE ROPES, 2 COUNT!
Juvi tried to slug it out, but Goldberg started shaking it off...
Another right from Juvi, brushed off by Goldberg....
Goldberg sends Juvi into the ropes...SPEAR!!!!
JACKHAMMER!!!! 1....2....3! GOLDBERG RETAINS!


A

The Giant here to soften up Goldberg


Post match, the Giant strode down to the ring
Goldberg was slowly but surely brushing off the pain of the match, as the Giant strode over the top rope
He clinched his right fist, as Ric Flair's music hit
RF: "Whoa...Whoa...Whoa... If you touch Goldberg, I'll fire your **** right now! I don't care whether you're WCW, Horsemen or what the hell you are. The match is over. You touch him, and you give up your shot at him at the Great American Bash..."
RF: "And Goldberg, don't you touch him either. I'm calling this down the middle. Touch him, and the same principle goes...!"
"WOOOO!!! Diamonds are forever, and god damn, so is winning the title fair and square in the centre of the squared circle..."


A*

Rating: A
Attendance: 8,736

RAW is WAR came from the Wembley Conference Centre in the UK, in the main event Steve Austin beat Eddie Guerrero in an A grade match. The card was rated B. The crowd was 7,475 strong. The "F"'s US popularity is 72.5%. WCW's is 79.9%.

Nitro drew 1,296,478 on TNT. RAW is WAR was seen by 1,169,460 on TNN.

mad5226
03-04-2007, 12:04 AM
Great show man...guess I was wrong about the Booker turn =(..oh well thats what makes it so fun right. Anyways great stuff

jagilki
03-04-2007, 12:28 AM
Sometimes, I wonder if towards the end, the real WCW sometimes "picked the wrong name from the drop down menue".

tristram
03-04-2007, 09:57 PM
Great show man...guess I was wrong about the Booker turn =(..oh well thats what makes it so fun right. Anyways great stuff

Yep, Booker looks like he's out. The only people though I would probably rule out are Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior - those two will NEVER feature in Death of WCW and especially not the Four Horsemen. Let the debate RE: The Fourth Horsemen continue!

Sometimes, I wonder if towards the end, the real WCW sometimes "picked the wrong name from the drop down menue".

:D I needed a laugh. In a positive, John Cena's popularity rated copped an increase :)

tristram
03-05-2007, 01:22 AM
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WCW Friday Fire, Friday, Week 4, May 2001
Live from the Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Live on CBS

The List: Funniest Characters

Booker's Injury


A vignette was shown highlighting the vicious ankle lock applied by "Positively" Chris Kanyon
The vignette highlighted on the face of Booker T, which cringed in agony
Sweat poured down his face due to the enormity of the pain
The next shot was of Kanyon being escorted from the ring by security, laughing
As Booker T is loaded onto the paramedics stretcher
The montage says: Take on the Horsemen, Risk Retirement!


A

"Big Sexy" Kevin Nash v "The Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump


Two of the elder generation on the World Championship Wrestling roster
These two have fought many, many times
Particularly in tag team competition with the Outsiders versus the Steiner Brothers
These two have sold a load of Pay-Per-Views
A shizer full of merchandise
And tonight they have the dubious honour of starting Fire!
Kevin Nash looked in relatively good shape
And was giving a good old school account of himself
That was until he ran into a clothesline from the ring apron from "King of Old School" Steve Corino
Big Poppa Pump rolled up Nash...1...2....3!


B

The Attack Continues


The assault continued from Steve Corino post match
And it was brutal
Corino was heard mouthing off 'You're a disgrace to old school!'
Big Poppa Pump then started joining in too, stomping to the middrift of the near 7 foot giant
That was until...
LANCE STORM came racing into the ring!
The two heel left the scene quick as a flash, as Kevin Nash rolled on the mat in pain


B

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Jimmy Vulmer

Horsemen Celebration


Backstage, the Four Horsemen were in a lavish dressing room, complete with glasses of champagne
Arn Anderson called the men to a stand still, as he offered a speech
He told the Horsemen that last Nitro was the start of the march of the Four Horsemen
The group that could restore professional wrestilng to it's past pride
Arn Anderson offered a toast, to "Positively" Chris Kanyon for working over Booker T and taking out an opponent to the ethos of the Four Horsemen!


A

WCW Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn v General Rection


General Rection in da house!
Against Jerry Lynn, the current undisputed holder of the WCW World Television Championship
Rection is no slouch, he's a former United States Champion in his own right, and has been around for a long time in WCW
There's not many men of his size who can hit a moonsault as good as he can
Despite the combination of size and plunderous agility, he was always up against it
Lynn is just on a hell of a good streak lately
And it continued, hitting a Cradle Piledriver! 1...2....3!


B

Remember me?


Post match, Billy Kidman again made his way to ringside
He got in the ring and faced off with the Television Championship
After a push and shove match, General Rection stood perplexed in the centre of the ring
He headed towards both men...
KNOCK KID... NO!!!!
He took out Lynn!
Wait a second, he's laughing!
Not the return.... The laughing man Hugh Morrus?
Kidman goes to the top .... Shooting Star Press!


B-

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Happy Gilmore

Kidman explains his actions


Post match, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair came to the top of the ramp
He demanded an explanation from Billy Kidman
Kidman said it was simple, he said there was no way the clean skate image of Billy Kidman was going to get a look in under Ric Flair
So, he went to the WCW Executive Committee... they told him the same thing, he needed to do something outlandish to earn a title shot
Well? Here it is!
Flair told Kidman he'd get his shot at the Great American Bash, but that he should be ashamed of himself.
Kidman said that's a laugh, coming from the dirtiest player in the game!


A*

Flair announces a #1 contendors bout for the World Tag Team Championship


Immediately after the break, Pamela Paulshock asked 'Nature Boy' his thoughts on Kidman
Flair said he wasn't going to worry about him right now, rather focus on putting on the best Fire he possibly could
He said, up next we'd find out who would compete against the team of the Army of Darkness, at the Great American Bash for the World Tag Team Championship's...
WOOOOO!!!


A*

#1 Contendorship Match for the World Tag Team Championship
The Jung Dragons (Jimmy Yang and Kaz Hayashi) v The Perfect Event ("Main Event" Chuck Palumbo and "Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak) v Beauty and the Beast ("The Animal" Dave Bautista and Randy Orton) v 3 Count ("Sugar" Shane Helms and Shannon Moore)


Four young, exuberant tag teams fighting it out here
This match included former champions Palumbo and Stasiak
As the match rolled on, Awesome, Jindrak and Kevin Sullivan came down to ringside to watch
They distracted most men's attention at one point or another
The team of 3 Count really put on a great display of high flying
But, Jimmy Yang, he's something else, he's a very good high flyer if you ask me
But even the high flying antics of those two teams, and the experience of the Perfect Event was no match... as Dave Bautista hit a POWERBOMB on Moore...1....2....3!


C

The List: # 3
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Cousin Eddie

Kevin Sullivan applauds his opponents


Post match, Kevin Sullivan grabbed a microphone
From beneath his hooded garb, he told the team of Bautista and Orton that he was very impressed
And that they may provide some sort of match for his impervious team of Mike Awesome and Judas Jindrak
But, that mortals have no match for darkness, and this will be proven at...Great American Bash!


B

"Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe and Mike Sanders v Chavo Guerrero Jr and Dustin Rhodes


Tag team roulette once more, as Samoa Joe teamed with Mike Sanders to battle Chavo Guerrero Jr and Dustin Rhodes
What a match this promised to be!
Samoa Joe is fast becoming one of the rare treats in professional wrestling
He exudes complete and utter class
And he's on somewhat of a monster push here in WCW
I must say, I'm impressed by his unparalleled agility
All four of these men though are class acts
And all four of them could easily hold gold here in WCW
But Samoa Joe, again, he's just a freak - and he showed this with his amazing Muscle Buster... on Chavo....1....2....3!


B+

The Plot Vignette


A vignette aired...
It was of the Undertaker, in a dark and misty night
...In a cemetary
A mound of dirt sat next to him
The camera looked into the gravesite...
A coffin lid marked "Jeff Jarrett - Rest in Peace - Great American Bash" was shown
The Undertaker snarled... and then rolled his eyes back in his head "Rest....In.....Peace!"


A*

The Undertaker, "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam and Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell v "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett, "The Beast from the East" Bam Bam Bigelow and AWOL


A wide variety of talent in this ensemble
Undertaker entered the ring immediately following the vignette, with Jeff Jarrett gulping in the ring
His tag team partners, Buff Bagwell, a real underperformer here in WCW
And Rob Van Dam, brilliantly talented
They were up against Jarrett, the immovable object AWOL and the briliantly athletic big man Bam Bam Bigelow
It appeared there was heat between Taker and Jarrett obviously, but also notably between RVD and Bam Bam Bigelow perhaps retracing their hardcore roots from ECW, and Bagwell and AWOL
Bagwell and AWOL have had a rather public spat on WCW AOL chat sessions, AWOL saying Bagwell is a phoney and a pretender to the "Stuff" mantle he carries
This one was a match full of verve
A lot of enterprise in this one
RVD is a real athlete
For a monster, Bam Bam is no treat either
But the resolution of the match came when...Taker chose to Tombstone... AWOL....1....2.....3!
Jarrett fled the ring as soon as he saw the scornful look from Taker post match!


A

Flair rallies his troops


Backstage, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair met up with Goldberg, Vader and Sting
They were all huddled together, watching replays of what happened to Booker T at Nitro
Flair told the men to stop watching that nonsense, and focus on the task at hand
WOOOO!!!
Tonight's main event would be, Sting, Vader, Goldberg versus The Giant, Kanyon and ... Shawn Michaels
A six way melee!
WOOOO!!!
Flair told Sting that he was the greatest ever wrestler this promotion has ever seen!! WOOOOO!!!
Sting pumped his fists... It's.... SHOWTIME!!!!
Flair told Vader that there was no dangerous site than Vader pumping up... He should know, as he was bombed by Vader a lot... WOOOO!!!!
And Goldberg, WCW's current franchise, the WCW World Haevyweight Champion
The greatest wrestler working today no less
WOOOOO!!!! Diamonds are forever, and tonight, these three men would prove, so is WCW!


A

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Axel Foley

Team WCW: WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg, Vader, Sting v Team Horsemen: The Giant, "Positively" Chris Kanyon, "Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels


Is this the greatest collection of six wrestlers at any one time in a squared circle?
By god, this is Pay-Per-View quality main event here, LIVE on Glycerine!
You have the current WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Goldberg
Former three time World Heavyweight Champion, Vader
Former 6 time World Heavyweight Champion, Sting
I mean, really, has there ever been three men with more gold ever celebrated in one team on a TV show?
Forget Pay-Per-View, look at these men
I mean god, Sting nearly destroyed the nWo on his lonesome before being recruited to the Wolfpack
He headlined perhaps WCW's greatest ever hyped Pay-Per-View, beating Hollywood Hogan at '97's Starrcade
Of course, WCW abused that match and failed to realise what that night promised...
The arrival of arguably the greatest, and most screwed over wrestler of all time, Bret Hart
And a clash of epic proportions, Hogan v Sting
Can you believe, WCW stuffed it up?
Badly?
And against them, former 3 time WWF Champion "Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels
A man over 500 pounds in size, power packed, former 2 time WCW World Heavyweight Champion + former WWF Champion, THE GIANT
And then you add the conceited injury maiming machine, former one time WCW World Heavyweight Champion "Positively" Chris Kanyon
MY GOD!
How many champions of the highest calibre
Championship tally... 11 for WCW, Horsemen 7
18 World Titles in the ring right here and now
Get your cameras ready folks
This match was epic
It really was
As it should have been with the calibre of wrestler on show
We could all mark out like motherf***s tonight
And rightfully so
WCW has dished up the dish right here, baby
And more
But wait!
No, there's not more, I can't promise more than star studded wrestling and hell.... as Sting would cry... WWWOOOOOO... you're getting it here
These six men worked hard tonight
It was like someone had dropped the 'All Out Match' sign in the dressing room
These guys went back and forth
Inside and outside the ring
Until the rules just got thrown out the door
The match soon became splntered
In one corner, Sting was taking to Kanyon
In another, Vader and Michaels were squaring off!
And on the outside, the Giant was throwing Goldberg into the steel barracades, and vice versa
Eventually, all six men finished out on the floor, brawling wildly!
Referee Nick Patrick had no alternative, but to signal No Contest!
Blood was still though pouring like wine


A*

The List: #1
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Charlie Bailey Gates/Hank Evans

Look who's here!


Post match, the brawl continued!
"Nature Boy" Ric Flair and "Enforcer" Arn Anderson even got involved!
Chairs were flying
This was like watching MSG going nuts and throwing chairs everywhere!
Look who's limping out!!!!
It's.... BOOKER T!
His ankle in plaster, and here he is trying to get revenge on Kanyon!!!
The Giant though pulls him away, and kicks viciously at the ankle as Fire goes off the air!


A

Rating: A
Attendance: 9,813
Fire drew 3,648,543 viewers on CBS.

Kevin Nash suffered a swollen calf muscle at the show. WCW's US popularity stayed at 79.9%.

tristram
03-06-2007, 01:32 AM
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Sucka's Gots to Know!

With Stevie Ray
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Yo yo, welcome to dis Steve Ray's "Suckas Gots to Know!" We be bringing you homies some stuff to be yakking about from WCW...


Suckas Gots to Know what's up with my bro Booker T? The man is loonier than a Tiny Toon trying to jive with da Horsemen after suffering a major ankle injury. Some folks say he just proud to be WCW, I say he's gone crazy. What's up bro? Suckas Gots to Know
Suckas gots to know wassup with Billy Kidman lately? That shiznit is crazier than apple pie on a Sunday. Word up dogg? Sucka's got to know, Kidman, why do what you did to Jerry Lynn dogg?
Suckas got know, how did Torrie Wilson get to looking so phat? Damn! Suckas gots to know
Suckas gots to know, wassup with Hugh Morrus? I aks myself wassup, what was wrong with General Rection sucka?
Suckas gots to know, wassup with the Four Horsemen? Brother can'ts be diggin whats been going on with them. They're bad a** mofos, that ain't cool, sucka!
Suckas gots to know, wazzzzup with Tony Schiavone of late? I ain't been diggin how he not been calling the last few shows the greatest nights in wrestling, sucka, THEY HAVE BEEN! Sucka's gots to know, aiight?
Suckas gots to know, how damn good looking is that yak Miss Hanc*ck? Damn, Kanyon's a lucky dogg, playa.
Suckas gots to know, fruity booty, wassup with Jeff Jarrett trying to incite Undertaker? Playa, you ain't all that, you got another thing coming to you, dogg!
Suckas gots to know, you big bad fruit booty Big Poppa Chump, wassup with going after that yak Torrie? As I told you, she's a hot yak, but what's wrong with Midajah? Damn! What's up with that?
Suckas gots to know, when is the Cat gonna be calling all your momma again? Suckas been out with a hernia operation, god damn that hurts!


That's all this week for this playa, as Booker T says, Don't hate the playa, HATE THE GAME!

Townender
03-06-2007, 01:55 PM
:) Excellent stuff Tris. Keep it up.

jagilki
03-06-2007, 02:01 PM
How long until the "E" steals "Sucka's Gots To Know"? (in real life)

tristram
03-07-2007, 01:52 AM
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WCW Glycerine, Saturday, Week 4, May, 2001
Live from the Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York
Live on NBC

Save the Drama, For Your Mamma


At the top of the show, we see an injured Booker T limping badly into the entrance into the Alumni Arena
There to greet him are "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, and Booker T's brother, Stevie Ray
Flair tells Booker that he wants to give Booker the night off to attempt to recover
Stevie Ray tells Booker T not to be a "Fruit Booty" and to listen to Flair
Booker T tells Flair and Stevie Ray to "Save the drama, for your mamma..."
Stevie Ray looks shocked as Booker limps away
"Damn, suckas gots to know, dogg, my mamma, is HIS mamma! I ain't callin mamma to tell her dis one Ric, this Fruit Booty been gone crazy playa!"


A

Handicap Match
WCW Hardcore Champion "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer and WCW Cruiserweight Champion "The Real Deal" AJ Styles v Kaz Hayashi, Rhino and "The Suicidal, Genocidal, Homicidal Death Defying Maniac" Sabu


We kick Glycerine off with a smoking handicap match
The Hardcore Evolution storyline saga, up against the two young cruiserweights who will battle for the Cruiserweight strap at the Great American Bash
Both Dreamer and Styles have been going very well in WCW of late
Both of course hold gold, but the nature of their victories of late has been largely impressive
However, they were both outnumbered in this clash
And despite a big effort to stave it off
Defeat was inevitable, and was crowned by Rhino's... GOOORRREEE on AJ Styles....1...2....3!


B

Have a nice...day


After the match, Mick Foley was handed, actually he snatched, the microphone from David Penzer
He told the fans that Ric Flair was a coward
He was a gutless, yellow bellied coward
He was a coward when Mick Foley was first in WCW
And nothing since has changed
He told the fans that he believed that Sabu and Rhino had been kept off WCW television of late because Ric Flair was frightened of the inevitable rebirth of the true depths of hardcore wrestling
...Foley joked that people had tried to kill off the Hardcore Evolution to the point that on that other supposed Hardcore show, Flexin Lex Luger was supposedly the most hardcore beast they had to offer
Foley said hardcore wrestling had been buried for years by people who feared the injuries
Who feared the blood
Who feared looking into their soul's and seeing torment and then using that torment to inflict carnage on another man
And that included Ric Flair
Foley told Flair that he had gone to the Executive Committee and that it had been approved that at the Great American Bash, Tommy Dreamer would have to defend his Hardcore Championship against the Hardcore Evolution duo of Sabu and Rhino!
....So, Ric Flair, diamonds AREN'T forever, but the Hardcore Evolution is!
Foley: "Mr President, Sir, Have a nice.... DAY!"


A*

The Horsemen have a challenge


'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels and 'Positively' Chris Kanyon were backstage in the Four Horsemen dressing room
Michaels told Kanyon that he was impressed with the conviction of his recent actions
And that he was becoming a great Horsemen
Kanyon responded by telling Michaels... who better dan Kanyon?
Michaels then got in the face of Kanyon
He told Kanyon that some people out there, were still non believers
They didn't hold the Kanyon Cutter in awe
They still weren't frightened of the Flatliner
Michaels asked Kanyon, who better dan Kanyon?
According to Vader and Sting, they thought they are
Kanyon got enraged, and picked up a chair and flung it across the room
He got in Michaels face and told him if dey think dey so tough, you tell THEM to face us, tonight!
He stormed out of the dressing room, leaving Michaels to rub his hands and smile at Kanyon's raging anger


A*

A look at: Sean O'Haire


A vignette aired highlighting the brute strength of Sean O'Haire
The power
The passion
The menacing glare
Backed up by the toal package of domination in the rnig
It highlighted a range of wrestling magazine covers who were featuring stories on Sean O'Haire
And his climb from the Power Plant, to nearing the top of WCW
Sean O'Haire - Phenomenal


B+

4 man tag match
"Phenomenal" Sean O'Haire, Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell, "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam and "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe v "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner, AWOL, "The Beast from the East" Bam Bam Bigelow and Dustin Rhodes


Feel the hatred
Eight guys with genuine anomosity for someone in the opposition
Rick Steiner felt Sean O'Haire was still green, and was stealing the limelight of the likes of the Steiner brothers after his attack at Wanted: Dead or Alive
Rob Van Dam and Bam Bam Bigelow, with unfinished business of hardcore excellence from ECW
Buff Bagwell and AWOL have been genuinely at each other's throats on various broadcast chat sessions
And Dustin Rhodes is envious of Samoa Joe for his father's unrevoked support of the Samoan superstar
All in all it added to the spice of this bout
Some quality workers here too
Samoa Joe is just out of this world, he can make you quivver with submissions, he can beat you down, he can even take you up top - unbelievable for such a monster athlete
Sean O'Haire is a brute in terms of power
Rick Steiner has no holds barred in his mind
AWOL is a powerhouse of epic proportions
Bam Bam is near 400 pounds, but able to spring to the ropes, able to do springboard handstand elbows
Rob Van Dam holds no fear when using a very innovative and creative offence
Dustin Rhodes is an old school brawler with a variety of tricks
Buff Bagwell is slightly conceited, but with good reason given his experience and ability to dazzle
Therefore this match spelt good times for the fans at the Alumni Arena
It was in and out of the ring
Desperation tags
Hot tags
And a very silky, quick paced match
The tags were crisp
The brawling was intense
All eight men at one stage or another looked good
Eventually though, "The Stuff" was able to wrap the match up against Rick Steiner with a KOBASHI DDT! 1...2....3!


A

YOU'RE.... NEXT!


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock caught up with WCW World Heavyweight Champion, GOLDBERG!
...As Goldberg came into shot, the cheering started...
....GOLDBERG.....
.....GOLDBERG.....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
Pamela Paulshock (man she's hot), asked Goldberg what he made of the Four Horsemen
Goldberg laughed a little, he said it was ironic that the Horsemen would talk about the elite but hold a combined total of.... no gold!
And he said that wouldn't change at the Great American Bash
Despite going up against a 500 pound monster
Goldberg held no fear...
....because Giant....
YOU'RE NEXT!


A*

WCW United States Champion "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr and Lance Storm v "The Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump and "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera


Two of the best high fliers of all time...
One of the best technical wrestlers of the past decade...
...And an experienced, former WCW World Heavyweight Champion
And in the ring at the one time
It can only mean one thing
Another great WCW tag team match on Glycerine
Put on a barbie
Turn down the wife's rubbish Celine Dion music
Crack open a beer, and enjoy
(Would it be asking too much for you to rest the beer on the wife's head as she 'relaxed' you?)
This match had it all really
There was a load of tension
A lot of drama
And definite respect between Rey and Juvi
After all the fireworks
After all the hoopla
After all the excitement
Big Poppa Pump was able to pick up a slight upset win with a Frankensteiner on Storm!!! 1...2....3! Rey tried to slide in for the save but he was beaten to the punch by Juvi!


A

Slap!


After the match, Rey and Juvi got in each other's faces
Juvi appeared aggrieved at Rey trying to illegally save the pinfall for Lance Storm
They were toe toe
Nose to nose
Five pint sized feet of adrenaline each
Rey went to turn away, but Juvi pulled him back... and slapped him!
Rey merely turned his head to the side, and looked in a bit of shock as Juvi left the ring


B+

WCW Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn v "Hardcore Legend" Terry Funk


The Television Championship on the line, from two competitors of distinctly different eras
And distinctly different wrestling styles
One a classic technician with a zest for going aerial
The other a grizzled veteran with a love of causing and feeling the sensation of blood
Two absolute legends, one a past NWA Champion, the other a curernt great Television Champion
At the beginning of the match, Jerry Lynn took the unprecadented step of offering his hand to Funk, who accepted the handshake
The match was quite good too
Perhaps not the best match we've seen of late
But nevertheless, a goodish match
Jerry Lynn picked up the win via a Cradle Piledriver! 1...2...3!


B+

What was that?


Post match, Billy Kidman came out to the top of the ramp
He couldn't contain his laughter
He told Jerry Lynn that that was a joke
He said this was not a mutual admiration trust society
No, this was World Championship Wrestling
...Where the big boys play!
Not where we shake the hands of our opponents
He told Jerry Lynn that he'd need to harden up if he was going to be a serious threat to Billy Kidman at the Great American Bash!


B+

Non Title Match
WCW World Tag Team Champions The Army of Darkness (Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome) v Beauty and the Beast ("The Animal" Dave Bautista and Randy Orton)


These two teams will face off at the Great American Bash for the Tag Team Championships
Four very strong young wrestlers
I must say, I'm very impressed by Mike Awesome of late
Not only is he getting a strong push, he's looking damn effective
It seems that's all he really needed
A bit of faith
There was a lot of sluggin in this one
Not a lot of great technical wrestling
But lovers of great technical wrestling are probably tuning into the wrong match if they're expected their daily dose from this match
The brawling was intense, and eventually spilled over to the floor
Despite Mickey Jay's best intentions, he had no alternative but to rule a double count out, as all four men brawled violently up the aisle way!


B

"The Enforcer" responds to Goldberg's taunts


"The Enforcer" Arn Anderson led his 500 pound monster, the Giant to the ring
The Giant strode over the top rope like it wasn't even there
Anderson told the crowd that he was not concerned about Goldberg's comments
He said when you are this elite, titles are inevitable
AA: "I've said this one before, but I'll say it again because soon enough you'll be reminiscing and thinking back to this moment. Only once has so much damage been caused by so few, and to find that source you need to go all the way back to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse."
The Giant laughed with arms folded
AA: "Goldberg, take a look at this man. He's on a conquest. And let me tell you, I won't hold any responsibilty whatsoever for what he's about to do to you, at the Great American Bash!"


A*

Fruit Booty?


Backstage, Stevie Ray made a return to the WCW team by trying to find someone for an interview
Eventually he stumbled upon the Undertaker
The Undertaker looked less than impress that Stevie Ray was entering his dark, seedy, lair
SR: "Undertaker... Fruit Booty, Suckas Gots To Know, dogg, what been your thoughts on your match with the Chosen One Jeff Jarrett, playa?"
Undertaker looked at him
He shook his head, before sliding his index finger across his throat in a threatening R...I...P in sign before rolling his eyes back into his head
Stevie Ray jumped back in fright, and left the Funeral Parlour as quickly as he had entered


A*

Main Event
"Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels and "Positively" Chris Kanyon v Sting and Vader


WCW follows on from one great main event to yet another
Can you dig all this, sucka?
Four absolute greats of this industry
Legends most of them for over a decade, and Kanyon being seen to be one of the most devastating wrestlers on the face of the planet
And also to boot, a former World Champion, like the rest of them
What I'd give to REALLY get these four guys in the ring at once
...Wait a second, this isn't real?
After a powerful match
With loads of charisma
Loads of wooing for the Stinger
Loads of Vader and Stinger masks in the crowd
The win came for the Horsemen, courtesy of ...SWEET....CHIN....MUSIC to the Stinger from Michaels! He then clotheslined the massive Vader out, before arrogantly tagging in Kanyon, who pulled a groggy Stinger up... KANYON CUTTER! 1..2....3! As Glycerine went off the air, the Four Horsemen reigned supreme!


A*

Rating: A
Attendance: 9.170

Glycerine drew 3,639,752 on NBC. WCW's popularity hovered at 79.9%.

mad5226
03-07-2007, 01:59 AM
Great show man. I really like how your using Stevie Ray. I think I've laughed at every angle he's been in.

tristram
03-07-2007, 02:03 AM
:) Excellent stuff Tris. Keep it up.

Awesome, thanks for the stuff, hope you keep on following the dramas on Wisteria La.. I mean WCW! :D

How long until the "E" steals "Sucka's Gots To Know"? (in real life)

:) I think in real life he's running a wrestling school with Booker? I think he may have even ran a garage for a while. Suckas gots to know, Stevie Ray was funny to listen to!

Great show man. I really like how your using Stevie Ray. I think I've laughed at every angle he's been in.

Thanks mad, I'm really enjoying using Stevie... Fruit Booty, I hope you keep tuning on, playa! :D

cmdrsam
03-07-2007, 12:08 PM
Fruit Booty, Fruit Frekn BOOTY,ARG,,,bangs head on desk repeatly. Great show as usual. Liking the Horsemen and after you explaining why Im following the thinking now.You have a great mind becasue you do thigns that I would never think of doing but it is so blatently obvouis it make me want to bang my head on the desk again. Keep up the great work.

tristram
03-07-2007, 09:17 PM
Thanks mate, I appreciate the support.

I hope though things aren't becoming too obvious with where I'm heading, got to keep the surprises rolling, and the Yaks happy as a fruit booty on fruit punch..

tristram
03-08-2007, 02:36 AM
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Funk To Retire
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WCW legend "The Funker" Terry Funk has been quoted on WCW.com that he is confirming his intentions to retire after the Great American Bash Pay-Per-View.

Funk said "I feel this is definitely the right time... I know some people have a perception that Terry Funk lives for the pain and agony, and for a long time I have, but when I look into my soul one of the things I've lived for recently has been the development of World Championship Wrestling, and I feel, much like Ric Flair did a couple of months ago, that World Championship Wrestling is in a state of constant improvement, and therefore I have the feeling my job is now done and I can peacefully retire."

Funk has been active in professional wrestling since starting out in his father's promotion in Amarillo, Texas in 1965. His brother Dory Funk Jr now runs the Funking Conservatory, a world wide recognised leader in the development of future professional wrestling stars. Dory himself was a former National Wrestling Alliance World Champion, as was Terry. It is therefore expected that the Funk name is revered as a great wrestling name, and rightfully so.

Funk's last match on World Championship Wrestling television came as recently as last Saturday's Glycerine taping for NBC, where he fought for the WCW Television Championship, eventually losing to "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn.

"I really enjoyed the match," Lynn said in a press release following news of Funk's retirement. "One of my career highlights when I look back after all is said and done is definitely going to be getting into the ring with the Hardcore Icon Terry Funk."

"I'd hate to think the Cradle Piledriver was what settled the deal for the Funker!" Lynn was quoted as saying, tongue in cheek.

World Championship Wrestling is said to be surprised, although they were under no misconception that Funk's career would last forever.

"Terry has been a pivotal member of professional wrestling for over 35 years now," World Championship Wrestling Chief Executive Officer John Simpson was quoted as saying. "Recently we have placed some emphasis on reinvigorating the Hardcore division and this has been done in the midst of remembering some of Terry's great thrills and spills in his unbelievable transformation to hardcore wrestling in the mid 90's. Guys like Mick Foley and Tommy Dreamer who are obviously pivotal to growing this submarket of ours view Terry with utmost respect, almost viewing him as a demi-god. Who will ever forget the piledriver on Flair in the late 80s, his 14 month NWA World Heavyweight Championship reign, or some of his quizzical quotes like, I'm going to John Wayne your ***!"

World Championship Wrestling has not advised whether or not Terry Funk will wrestle in a grand finale at the Great American Bash. It is understood that likely opponents for Terry Funk could be Tommy Dreamer, although it is thought that the World Championship Wrestling Executive Committee do not want to drop the slated Dreamer versus Sabu and Rhino Hardcore Championship match. Another possibility is a hardcore rules match against 'King of Old School' Steve Corino. An announcement is expected to be finalised at this coming edition of Monday Nitro.

keefmoon
03-08-2007, 04:48 AM
I think the Funker's retirement match should be against Mick Foley, in the same way you had Flair's last against Sting. It should be a match out of respect for the career of a great man, unless you wanna transport some of that overness I'm sure he has onto an up-and-comer.

cmdrsam
03-08-2007, 04:53 PM
O you are fine my freind. I meant obvious on why the hell didnt i think of that. Not obvious yep,,seen that one o hum.

Bye1918
03-09-2007, 07:22 PM
Great diary.

I read 30 pages. In one day.

That is a testament.

WOOOO!

tristram
03-10-2007, 12:46 AM
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De constructing the Giant

There are few more sites in professional sport that carry that the same sense of awe as there is when you first view Paul Wight, or otherwise known to World Championship Wrestling fans as The Giant. He stands 7'2" tall, and weighs a mammoth 500 pounds. He's a man who would not be described though as a gentle giant. No, Paul Wight knows of his physical strengths and he is not afraid to use it, nor is he afraid of the immense consequences of the full impact of his sheer size.

Make no mistake about it though, The Giant is not your ordinary athlete. Nor is he a throwback to the halcyon era of the territories system, where every local promotion had a 350 to 400 pound 'monster' in which most of those men threw a couple of clubbing blows, stood in the center of the ring, and won throw some sort of fat man's squashing drop. The Giant is a conditioned athlete, a monstrously proportionally one without a doubt, but for a man of his size it is almost epic watching him get him for drop kicks, or climb to the second rung of the turnbuckle for a knee drop. A product of the Power Plant, at the start of his career he could even hit a moonsault. He did not show this off on a televised show in a live match - for the simple reason, he did not need to. Usually by that stage his opponent was withering in the center of the ring from a deadly Choke Slam.

Wight has achieved plenty in his short professional wrestling career, including holding the most coveted belt in professional sports - the World Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Championship - twice. He is a past member of the New World Order, and also was the slab on which World Championship Wrestling built it's passionate defence from.

The Giant is known to a wide scale of people in North America, not only due to his powerful wrestling devastation, but also due to various movie appearances, such as appearing as Captain Insano in the 1998 movie the Waterboy, which starred Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Henry "Fonzie" Winkler, Kathy Bates and Fairuza Balk. He has also appeared on Saturday Night Live, Cousin Skeeter and Thunder in Paradise alongside Hulk Hogan.

"He's a very marketable commodity," Casting Agent Ivan Talot said. "It is very unusual to find someone of his immense size with his range of character. He is a very charismatic athlete and of course this is shown in his professional wrestling career and these entertainment skills are heavily desired in Hollywood to fill particular niche characters. Professional wrestling has given out some very good actors or guest actors, but perhaps The Giant has the greatest potential to achieve the most fame from it.... but aside from him, the Giant is probably the guy we talk of the most."

The Giant has not yet reached 30 years of age, which makes his achievements in professional wrestling even more incredible.

"Most champions really blossom and mature in their mid to late 30's," 'Mean' Gene Okerlund commented. "I think you can gain a lot of experience in your first 15 odd years in the sport, and then when you attain all that experience you can start to peak. The frightening thing for the Giant's opponents is that at age 23, he had defeated Hulk Hogan, then the major player in professional wrestling, for the biggest prize in the game. What's so frightening about that? He had next to no experience, and so much room to improve and get better. Even at this stage of his career, where he appears so polished in comparison to any normal athlete, you must remember his sheer size and how much extra potential he has than any other other in this sport. The Giant's going to be very destructive for perhaps the next 10 to 15 to maybe 20 years. Look at guys like Ric Flair and Terry Funk, they were still wrestling at the highest levels into their 50's, and they, no disrespect, were physical mere mortals. This man, is not."

The Giant is revered as such a powerful athlete that he was one of the first names thought of when the legendary Four Horsemen were recreated to coincide with the arrival to World Championship Wrestling of 'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels.

"The Giant is like an insurance certificate," former Four Horsemen legend Ole Anderson said in an interview a couple of weeks ago. "... and then you have the Giant, 7 foot, 2 inches tall, power like you would not believe, who else would you want in your corner to defend you when WCW try to play the underhand tactics? He was a lock to be in the Four Horsemen if and when Arn decided to reform them, infact, he has enough potential to be labelled one of the great Horsemen of all time."

His next major assignment in World Championship Wrestling is a World Heavyweight Championship match against defending champion, Goldberg, at the Great American Bash in less than two weeks time. This will be no normal assignment, even for a man of the Giant's pedigree. He is going up against arguably the most powerful wrestler of all time, pound for pound.

Both Goldberg and the Giant have made their intentions clear, and they also made abundantly clear their personal thoughts about one another. It is fair to say, there is no love lost. Take the Giant's return to World Championship Wrestling, his initial act was to attack Goldberg, and then to tell Goldberg he was gunning for him for a number of reasons, including the fact he never forgot the pain of feeling the Jackhammer in 1998, and how much that fueled Goldberg's career at the Giant's expense. That wound does not appear to have been healed after three long years. Even during the Giant's exodus from World Championship Wrestling, it is understood he was spellbound by it as he had never been picked up and manhandled like that before. Friends close to the Giant have said that he vowed it would never happen again, either.

The Jackhammer at the best of times is a devastating, but difficult move to execute. The wrestler shows incredible power to hoist his opponent, keep him suspended so the blood runs to the head, and then a surge of power and adrenaline to power slam him from an enormous height into the unforgiving ring below.

"You have to be strong," Powerplant trainer Craig Pittman noted. "You have to be strong through the biceps to start the process, the lateral and pectoral muscles to keep the opponent up, the trunk and thighs to swing the opponent through to the ground, but above all else you have to have incredible resistance and strength in the abdominal section of the body to maintain the balance for that long. To do that to a man of the Giant's epic proportions, DAMN! That's unbelievable strength, physically and mentally. To hoist him up like that must have felt like he was using every reserve of energy that he had ever had, he had to mentally want it, it's really difficult to fathom to be perfectly honest. And the fact is, he executed it well. Sometimes you can try it, and flunk it badly on a man of that size. An example is Kevin Nash, he's a great big powerful man, but in hindsight while his Jackknife Powerbomb on the Giant in a Pay-Per-View was effective in that it ended the match, in retrospect when you analyse the tape he had very poor control of it. In the end it seriously injured the Giant, but it could have very, very easily injured Kevin Nash himself. When you put it into that context, I can totally understand how the Giant feels perplexed by it all and is on the revenge path."

Insiders close to Goldberg suggest that the champion is training harder than he ever has before. While outwardly he himself is loathed to suggest the difficulty of the task ahead, friends have said he appears stressed by the prospects of the match.

"He's talked about the pain of a Chokeslam from the Giant," one friend said. "He really is concerned by it. I've known Bill to be incredibly diligent in his training regimes, and he puts particular emphasis on strong opponents, but this is something else. He's almost living to work out because he knows how difficult the Giant will be at the Great American Bash."

Win, lose or draw, there's one thing for sure about the Giant: He is the most dangerous, and destructive athlete alive today in professional sports. That's indisputable.

mad5226
03-10-2007, 12:50 AM
Interesting post.. I was thinking of trying something similar in my diary. A kind of "meet the wrestlers" type thing. Would you mind if I went through with it, I don't want to be acussed of stealing your genius =)

keefmoon
03-10-2007, 01:53 AM
Great article, well written and interesting. I love stuff outside of the shows, as you know, and you always do a great job of them.

tristram
03-10-2007, 02:30 AM
Great diary.

I read 30 pages. In one day.

That is a testament.

WOOOO!

I really appreciate that. I'm very glad you have enjoyed it. Keep on reading, Death of WCW :)

Interesting post.. I was thinking of trying something similar in my diary. A kind of "meet the wrestlers" type thing. Would you mind if I went through with it, I don't want to be acussed of stealing your genius =)

My oath, go for it! I'm all for idea sharing, anything I can do to help any other diary out I'm more than happy to do. Besides, yours is a very interpretation of WCW around the same time, it's a terrific read :)

Great article, well written and interesting. I love stuff outside of the shows, as you know, and you always do a great job of them.

Thanks keefy... Much appreciated. Thanks for the link to the logos and stuff, that's where I found the mag logo :)

Thanks for continuing to read people, we're now heading into one of WCW's great pay-per-views, Great American Bash where many controversial and great WCW moments have happened.

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A video aired to highlight the upcomiing Pay-Per-View spectacular at the Great American Bash, featuring the World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg defending against the Giant
A clip aired showing the Jackhammer heard all around the world on Nitro in 1998 when Goldberg defied the odds of gravity, and Jackhammered the Giant
'Mean' Gene Okerlund offered that it was deemed the slam heard around the world when Hogan slammed Andre the Giant in 1987 at the Pontiac Silverdome
'Sarge' Craig Pittman noted the phyiscal strengths needed to perform a move like the Jackhammer on a man of the build of the Giant and how it practically defies physics and logics
The next clip notes the Giant's comments upon his return to WCW, how being Jackhammered by Goldberg has hounded him
Embarrassed him
And made him seek vengeance
Which he will extract at....
THE...
GREAT....
AMERICAN....
BASH!
The last clip is one of Goldberg: "GIANT. YOU"RE NEXT! AGAIN!"


A*

"The Real Deal" AJ Styles and "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels v The Jung Dragons (Kaz Hayashi and Jimmy Yang)


Four of the most exceptional cruiserweights in the world to battle it out to start off Nitro
It reminds one of the great times around 1997 when many outstanding cruiserweights opened Nitro with the crowd in complete awe of the movesets employed
And this match was a fair reminder of that
All four of these men can really go
Of that there is simply no doubt
This was in and out of the ring
Planchas
Moonsaults to the outside
Hurricanranas
Superplexes
Hell, even a double stacker superplex delivered by Styles and Daniels on Yang
Daniels hit a plancha to the outside on Kaz Hayashi, leaving AJ and Jimmy Yang in the ring
AJ Styles took Jimmy to the top rope...
What the hell is this?
WHOA! MY GOD!!!
That's some sort of...
I don't even know how to describe it...cover....1...2....3!
'Mean' Gene informs us that move is known as the Super Styles Clash... Super alright! WOW!
Styles and Daniels win here, Hayashi looks on from ringside in awe at that move as well


C-

Undertaker - here tonight!


Backstage, a hearst came to the entrance of the Reunion Arena
Through a plume of smoke that spectacularly descended upon his arrival, the Undertaker stepped forward


A*

Thanking the fans


The crowd got on their feet as local legend, Hardcore Icon, Terry Funk made his way to the ring
He had a microphone in his hand
A small "Funker" chant started up, as tears began to well in his eyes
He started to talk, but then choked up
'Nature Boy' Ric Flair came to the ring as he saw his long time adversary struggling
The two men embraced for a second or two
Ric told the fans that Terry Funk is a great man, a legend, an all time great
And a damn proud Texan!
WOOOO!!!!
And tonight, he wants you all to be the first to know something...
After brushing away a few tears, Terry Funk, in a croaky tear jerked voice spoke up
He told the fans how he started his professional wrestilng career over 30 years ago, in front of a hundred odd people in Amarillo, Texas
He told the fans how proud his father and his brother, Dory Funk Jr, and himself, were all proud to give their life to the sport, and represent Texas
But sometimes all great legacies must come to an end
And therefore, tonight, he was announcing his retirement from professional wrestling...
....Just then, we hear the screach of a car crashing...
Mick Foley comes out
Foley tells Funk that that's not the way to end this
He said that from day one, he has respected very few men
But one of them was the epitomy of the Hardcore Evolution, Terry Funk
...Funk interrupts and tells Foley that he is not representative of his cult, he stands for a greater good than that
Foley interrupts, Rhino and Sabu rush the ring with Foley
Flair was asconded by both Sabu and Rhino who forced him up against the far turnbuckle
Foley stood toe to toe with Funk
Before slapping him
Foley: "Look at you. Look at what you've become. You're crying... for these... hillbillies. You were once the World Heavyweight Champion, and here you are, crying. I'm giving up. You're not retiring, you're giving up. That's all, you're just painting it in a different light."
Funk: "That's not true"
Foley: "Oh it's not true? If it's not true, you'd follow the creedence of all great Hardcore exponents, and one of the embodiments of the message we sell to Hardcore Evolution alumni; you don't give up... without a fight first. Technically, Mick Foley is ...'retired'.... But only technically, I just never found the man I wanted to go out on a... Fight with."
Funk: "I said I'm retiring and that's.."
Foley: "Listen to me!!! This is your destiny, Funk! For years I fought this backward organisation, and particularly THAT piece of cr@p over there..."
Foley points to Flair
Foley: "About the merits of hardcore wrestling. Me and you, we have the world's bgigest stage, the Great American Bash to prove to the world how spectacular Hardcore Wrestilng is, Terry. It's a dying breed. It's a dying breed. It's...a....DYINNG...BREED! Hell, look no further than supposedly the Hardcore promotion up there, their champion is.... LEX.... LUGER.... Lex God Damn Luger! You heard me right, and you, you son of a b**** have the chance to rekindle the fires of Hardcore Wrestling. You don't have to like me. But I know you respect me. The question is this, are you going to quit on all these fans, are you going to go against the message you've sold, and people like me have listened to, for 36 years, or are you going to believe in your convictions... Terry Funk, you once told me, YOU DON'T QUIT WITHOUT A FIGHT! What will it be?"
"WELL???"
"WHAT???"
"I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"
Foley slaps Funk
"HUH???"
"EARTH TO THE FUNKER???"
With that, Terry Funk slides out underneath the bottom rope and begins a hasty retreat back to the locker room
Foley shakes his head in disgust


B

"Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam v "Main Event" Chuck Palumbo


Chuck Palumbo is a former tag champion here in WCW
And Rob Van Dam, well he's just an exceptional up and comer wouldn't you say?
I wonder what he thinks of Luger being ECW Chump?
Word is..Kr..Kr...Kronik is up there too
They're Kr..Kr...Kronikly becoming WCW's retirement village
This was a fairly brief match
Won by RVD courtesy of the ...Five...Star...Frog...Splash! 1...2...3!


B-

Celebration curtailed


RVD poses for the crowd... who are chanting... R...V....D
BANG!
Steel chair to the back
From "Beast from the East" Bam Bam Bigelow
What is the root of the problem for Bam Bam?
He appears incensed by RVD of late!


C

You're Going to Need This


Backstage, "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett is seen talking to "Prime Time" Elix Skipper, sharing a joke
Jarrett: "Yeah, he just said, that's your memorial title, god damn!"
Suddenly, a shadow appears over Jarrett
He looks around, to see...
The Undertaker!
He hands Jarrett a document
"What's this death loving slapnut?"
Undertaker is emotionless
"You're going to need this..."
He rolls his eyes back, before striding off
Jarrett takes a look at the document...
"The last will and testament of Jeff Jarrett."


A

WCW Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn (c) v "Screamin" Norman Smiley


Finally, the return of the Screamin one!
I wonder if we'll see the Big Wiggle in this one?
The match was a very good match
A lot of good technical wrestling
Billy Kidman came to the ramp, and distracted Jerry Lynn
Smiley sent an elbow to the back of Lynn's head...
BIG WIGGLE!
Roll up from Smiley....1...2...
Roll through from Lynn...1...2....3!
Lynn retains!


B-

'Heartbreak Kid' confident of victory at the G.A.B


Backtstage, Pamela Paulshock met up with 'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels
The former WWF Champion told Pamela that he was so confident of victory at the Great American Bash
That he felt it was his duty to leave early tonight, and show Pamela why he's known as the Heartbreak Kid
And why the song goes... I think I'm cute, I know I'm sexy, I've got the looks, to drive a girl wild...
Pamela shook her head
Vader then appeared in set, holding a signed picture of Shawn Michaels winning the Montreal screwjob
Vader held up in front of Michaels
Before headbutting it, sending glass all over the floor
The two men squared off
Vader: "At Great American Bash, it's... VADER TIME!"


A*

Sexy Boy?


Backstage, Buff 'the Stuff' Bagwell stood watching a television set of Michaels proclaimation regarding the lyrics of his theme song
Buff put his shades to his forrid, and shook his head
"Man, is that it?"
"HE's the HEARTBREAK KID?"
"Damn! That's soft. I'm Buff, the Stuff, Bagwell. God damn, I know it's probably easy competition up north there with a bald jacka$$, one who has an eyebrow irritation, another who's face has been burnt in an accident, and one who's lost his front teeth... but damn, this is WCW! We ain't chasing some old chick called Linda here pal! ... Damn, where's Ric Flair, I want Shawn Michaels...tonight!"


B-

"Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe and Sting v Chavo Guerrero Jr and Dustin Rhodes


Tag team action, live on Nitro here
Featuring former WCW Champion, Sting
And perhaps the most impressive newcomer in 2001, Samoa Joe
Up and against a very angry Dustin Rhodes who feels betrayed his father through his support of Samoa Joe
And a fellow second generation wrestler in Chavo Jr
The makings of a good clash
Good wrestlers
Good points of conflict
This was a fairly intense brawl
Eventually won ... with the MUSCLE BUSTER! on Chavo Jr, from Samoa Joe! 1...2....3!


B+

A brawl backstage!


Our cameras immediately roll backstage where a 3-1 brawl is ensuing!
Terry Funk is coppnig a Hardcore pounding from the Hardcore Evolution!
Foley is shouting out that Funk is yellow bellied
...A coward
...A typical Texan!
Finally here comes Tommy Dreamer with a kendo stick, and the Evolution beat a hasty retreat!


C+

The Official Contract


After the commercial break, 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair came to the ring
In the ring was a table
With a piece of paper in the centre
'Nature Boy' told the fans that this was the official document as overseen by the World Championship Wrestling legal committee this afternoon for the World Heavyweight Champiionship match at Great American Bash
The contract had a clause that would idemnify both Goldberg and the Giant, should either be seriously injured in their main event World Heavyweight Championship match at the Great American Bash
Coming to the ring first, with 'The Enforcer' Arn Anderson was The Giant
He strode over the top rope, and stood nipple to eye with the 'Nature Boy', laughing at the size difference
Arn Anderson told Ric Flair that Goldberg was about to find out about how much a man he was at the Great American Bash, citing on old philosophical saying of the Enforcers...
...Adversity... introduces a man to himself
And there's no greater adversity, than fighting a goliath nearly twice your size in professional wrestling
Let alone a member of ... The Four Horsemen
Anderson gave Goldberg one final warning: "Goldberg, don't even come out here. Don't bother. Just walk away. Find something else to do. This isn't your game, anymore. The odds are too great against you, pal."
Goldberg's music started up...
...and the chants
...GOLDBERG...
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG.....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
The music started up again, the commentary team sounded dumbfounded
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG...
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG...
...GOLDBERG...
After another minute or so, Anderson smiled
He told Flair that Goldberg was a smart man, and had made his choice
And that at the Great American Bash, the Giant would officially be made the World Heavyweight Champion, given the title is now so obviously...vacated


A*

Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell v "Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels


Two of the biggest prima donnas in the industry
Both think they're virtually untouchable
Not only that, they both think they're high on the attractive stakes
After both men were in the ring, Heartbreak Kid posed first
The crowd booed
Then Buff began flexing, the crowd cheered but he was pearl harboured from behind by Michaels
Buff though worked hard in this match
And at various points made strong comebacks from cheating tactics from Michaels
Michaels went for... and hit ... SWEET CHIN MUSIC!
He went for the cover...1....2... He was pulled off by Vader!
Michaels looked angry .... inside cradle from Bagwell...1...2...thr..NO!
Bagwell went for the Buff Blockbuster... but Michaels held onto the ropes...
Bagwell looked around stunned... SWEET CHIN MUSIC! 1..2....3!


A

In each other's face


Post match, Shawn Michaels stood toe to toe with the enormous Vader
Vader glared back at him
The tension was electric
Before the two men could start pounding away at one another, half of the WCW locker room cleared to prevent the melee!


A*

The Undertaker v The Prototype John Cena


Tonight is the in-ring debut of John Cena
Perhaps his last match though too?
Because he was beaten from pillar to post...
....
TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER...1...2...3!


A

There he is!


Backstage, in the carlot, we found out where both Booker T and Goldberg are
They're lying in a pool of blood
Kanyon runs away as the local Dallas Police arrive!
They splash water on both men's face, until they slowly come around
As Goldberg comes around, the Giant walks by smiling and laughing
As he does this, Ric Flair stops the Giant... and says...
"Giant... YOU'RE NEXT! WOOOO!!"


A

Non-Title Match
WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg v The Giant


Goldberg's wound was still open
And he struggled to make his way to the ring
But like the complete champion he is, he did so nevertheless
The Giant came back to the ring, bemused that he was fighting Goldberg in this state
This match was absolutely brutal
Some great power moves
A lot of passionate, old school out and out fighting
A real slugfest to be honest
No love lost
No quarter asked for
None given
This was old school no holds barred
It was like going to the AWA and watching D!ck the Bruiser going toe to toe with Bruiser Brody
Or the Road Warriors up against a tag team
You expect no classical moves
Just a lot of plunder
And damn!
That's what happened here tonight in Dallas, Texas
Finally, after a brutal match, Michaels made his way to ringside... he slipped something to the Giant...
right punch, Goldberg goes down!
The Giant slides back brass knucks to Michaels who sticks them down his trunks!
He picks up Goldberg... not like this....
NOT LIKE THIS!
CHOKE SLAM!!! 1......2......3!
Is this the sort of bullsh!t we can expect at the Great American Bash?
The Horsemen are back alright, they've done a number on the champion


A

Attendance: 9,343
Rating: B+

The ratings are in:

Nitro: 2,336,645
RAW is WAR: 1,120,556

RAW is WAR featured Triple H defeating Matt Hardy to retain the WWF Championship. Grandmaster Sexay defeated Essa Rios to retain the WWF Light Heavyweight Title. The APA defeated Lo Down to retain the WWF Tag Titles. Trish Straddle Us Please defeated Lita to retain the WWF Womens Title. Perry Saturn defeated Crash Holly to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title. It was a B- show in front of 10,000 at the MTS Centre in the Prairies, Canada. WWF's popularity is now 71.9% throughout the US. WCW's dropped to 79.8%.

mad5226
03-11-2007, 12:45 AM
Great show was usual man. I really liked the Non Title Match with Goldberg. It helps add drama to the PPV.

cmdrsam
03-12-2007, 11:48 AM
Well Hot Fruity Boooty.Gonna be hell to pay with Goldberg.Im very interested on how you handle Jarrett and Taker. Love Taker but fell Jarrett is under appreciated.

keefmoon
03-12-2007, 12:19 PM
You have nailed one of the things that is most important to any diary that goes on for longer than a month; credibility in relation to the era. It's something I really feared I wouldn't be able to do with mine and something you have definitely done.

What I mean is you have managed to keep the history and prestige of WCW (which as you know I was a huge fan of back in the day, just as you were) but moved into the future. So very, very hard to do. Every show you do has an element of "Read Me" about it, which translated into real terms would be "Watch Me", and to translate that into 2001 WCW without losing the feel of WCW is, in my opinion, pretty bloody hard. It's one thing doing it in a game, but a whole other thing in a diary where you actually have to go deeper than "okay, so there will be a promo there, and a video of Goldberg there".

Glad to see you used a logo from that website I gave you too! I was hoping you could get a good use out of it, because as you know, this is my favourite diary on here. And has been since you started it.

I can't wait for the Great American Bash. Even if I wanted to, I wouldn't watch the WWE version; I had such a great affiliation with the WCW one. Don't ask me why, I just loved the G.A.B, and I know you will do a good job of it. I mean, at the end of the day, Goldberg vs Giant should be a horrible "wrestling" contest, but somehow you've made it sound like we have a classic on our hands.

And you've managed to do what every great booker should be aiming for; you have a main event that could go either way and be equally credible either way. If The Giant wins, the Horseman have shown their credibility on the big stage and announced they are firmly back and in business. If Goldberg wins, his reputation of beating the odds and as a champion gets enhanced to no end, and further incenses the Hoursemen into taking over the WCW.

In other words, this has set itself up for a clasisc when theoretically it shouldn't. Brilliant.

cmdrsam
03-12-2007, 12:37 PM
Umm,,err,,all iv got to say is FRUIT BOOTY.LOL.
But you do have a point. He has done an excellent job. I enjoy reading it and just thinking only if I was watching this on TV for real. There always seem to be apoint. And the booking is with purpose.

tristram
03-13-2007, 12:44 AM
Great show was usual man. I really liked the Non Title Match with Goldberg. It helps add drama to the PPV.

Thanks mad, I feel it's important both sides of the main event are represented to be strong, but fallable to each other, and maybe only each other. I think that'd draw best in reality.

Well Hot Fruity Boooty.Gonna be hell to pay with Goldberg.Im very interested on how you handle Jarrett and Taker. Love Taker but fell Jarrett is under appreciated.

Jarrett is someone DOWCW can rely on. He definitely has a part to play in the whole saga as it begins to pan out. The one great thing about him in DOWCW, is no matter who I put him up against he generally hauls out a classy match. I think that's fair too, because he's a far better wrestler than many give him credit for.

Yes, I would imagine Mr Goldberg is going to be a tad bit incensed... Feel the love and the drama :)

You have nailed one of the things that is most important to any diary that goes on for longer than a month; credibility in relation to the era. It's something I really feared I wouldn't be able to do with mine and something you have definitely done.

What I mean is you have managed to keep the history and prestige of WCW (which as you know I was a huge fan of back in the day, just as you were) but moved into the future. So very, very hard to do. Every show you do has an element of "Read Me" about it, which translated into real terms would be "Watch Me", and to translate that into 2001 WCW without losing the feel of WCW is, in my opinion, pretty bloody hard. It's one thing doing it in a game, but a whole other thing in a diary where you actually have to go deeper than "okay, so there will be a promo there, and a video of Goldberg there".

Glad to see you used a logo from that website I gave you too! I was hoping you could get a good use out of it, because as you know, this is my favourite diary on here. And has been since you started it.

I can't wait for the Great American Bash. Even if I wanted to, I wouldn't watch the WWE version; I had such a great affiliation with the WCW one. Don't ask me why, I just loved the G.A.B, and I know you will do a good job of it. I mean, at the end of the day, Goldberg vs Giant should be a horrible "wrestling" contest, but somehow you've made it sound like we have a classic on our hands.

And you've managed to do what every great booker should be aiming for; you have a main event that could go either way and be equally credible either way. If The Giant wins, the Horseman have shown their credibility on the big stage and announced they are firmly back and in business. If Goldberg wins, his reputation of beating the odds and as a champion gets enhanced to no end, and further incenses the Hoursemen into taking over the WCW.

In other words, this has set itself up for a clasisc when theoretically it shouldn't. Brilliant.

Yeah, the WWE takeovers of the WCW Pay-Per-View's have lost that WCW uniqueness to them I think. Some of the WCW PPV's had certain niches to them, Fall Brawl was the War Games, Starrcade was the big year spectacular that opposed Wrestlemania just at opposite ends of the calendar, Bash at the Beach was where a lot of new sagas began totally towards Starrcade (such as the formation of the nWo), G.A.B never really attained any specific niche in my book but the generic WCW program is different to me than the WWE program. WWE in some ways has lost some of it's character with the death of King of the Ring and the Survivor Series, they served distinct purposes I thought and were unique in their set ups.

Thanks for the kind words. What I really look to do is take a handful of characters, and think short and long term how to make them household names. In terms of the storylines, there has to be a feel that anything can happen ... but in the ring. That's the NWA way, and that's the way it was when WCW was outstanding. Anything can happen... in the ring. One thing, any all good novel writers know this, interest is usually sourced by conflict. The old saying, leave more questions than answers holds so true for wrestling. People need to be compelled to think anything can happen, and not necessarily think one side has completely won a war. For example, I think some really thought the nWo with its inflamed roster had won the war, if that's the case, what else is there?

Yep, Goldberg and Giant would be wrestlecr@p worthy, although, I think given the right match script it could be entertained. The reason I say this is, even though they're not ring psychology masters as I like them, they were capable athletes. For example, the Giant COULD drop kick, that's impressive. I'll pay to see that. Goldberg could put on an inside toe hold or an ankle lock, I'd pay to see that. I don't quite think they were typecast generic brawlers as they were often booked to be, they had a little bit more to them than that, and when they were allowed to show it, it was fun. I definitely have an idea on who's winning at the G.A.B (of course), and it is as you say designed to continue on the epic saga - not necessarily IV Horsemen v WCW, but the story of WCW and the characters within it. No more hints :D

Umm,,err,,all iv got to say is FRUIT BOOTY.LOL.
But you do have a point. He has done an excellent job. I enjoy reading it and just thinking only if I was watching this on TV for real. There always seem to be apoint. And the booking is with purpose.

Thanks for the support, much appreciated.

I am glad you see it's with purpose, that's in my opinion WCW's biggest problem historically. Yes, there was a purpose - to sooth certain egos. I don't think that serves a long term interest.


.....

One last thing guys, it's really ironic on a couple of your posts, because I ended up listening to a Vince Russo interview last night. He talked about why he did various things such as Arquette as WCW Champion, or the plan for Tank Abbott to be WCW Champion, or that Vince Russo was champion. He was talking to the co-authors of Death of WCW, who of course are from Wrestlecr@p. His point was that he thought fans were myoptically looking at from a wrestling point of view, rather than an entertainment point of view. Such as, did you expect that to happen? In some ways, he's right, Arquette could win the title the way he did, so could Russo, but in another very important sense he's wrong - while they could have come through those matches in the way they did, they should never have been in those matches in the first place. For example, what did David Arquette or Vince Russo do to deserve chances at winning the World Championships? What long term fued put Arquette over? Who were the wrestlers Russo beat to prove he was WCW Championship contendor potential?

The interview is on the wrestlecr@p site, its in two parts, I give credit to Russo for having the cahoonas to talk to the co-authors of the book that tore him apart, I give credit to him for being man enough to sign copies of Death of WCW for fans, I also think his basic writing principle of take a raw athlete with wrestling potential, talk to him, find out what interests he may have that interest the market, and then magnify that as their catch, I thought that was a clever way of looking at it and a good way of looking at it. I give him credit for apologising to Jim Ross, although the Oklahoma thing should have never happened, and I also give him credit for putting Jim Cornette over despite Cornette despising Russo.

The thing I take out of the interview was the truth of the matter, as many have said before - Vince Russo could write some very entertaining segments, but he himself said it, there's a major difference between being a booker, and a writer. And the other thing is, from the sounds of it, the culture in WCW was cancerous, and unless someone was given full authority to turn it around and make whatever decisions had to be made, WCW was doomed to slide. And as the book, and the co-authors rightly pointed out, irrespective of all this, the man responsible for the Death of WCW was Jamie Kellner, and the reason was he had the authority on the TV slots, and Ted Turner no longer had the final say on the product, a product he had been vehomently loyal to throughout. I think you can learn plenty each and every day about the Death of WCW, and in a diary format, in a bit of fantasy, put together the pieces that made it great, avoid the splinters that tore it apart, and ignore the likes of Jamie Kellner to keep WCW on air.

mad5226
03-13-2007, 01:03 AM
Couldn't agree with you more man. I just finished reading Death of WCW and Contreversy Creates Cash. But of them have their own unique point of view with reguards to WCW. But your rught the main reason they fell wasn't so much the writers fault as it was the people behind the scenes. One thing Bischoff said (rather its true or not who knows) is that once Time Warner took over they said "hey enough with this "attitude" crap, we are going to make this "family friendly" again. Between being told how to run your show and being given subpar production teams it's kinda hard not to go under I guess. Anyways if you haven't read them yet they are really both outstanding reads and gives you just that much more insight on why WCW was doomed.

jagilki
03-13-2007, 04:20 AM
I started listening to WC Radio when that interview came out.

Haven't missed one after that.

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The build up to the Great American Bash has reached epic proportions. Will there be any movement in the bitter feud between the Four Horsemen and World Championship Wrestling? Can Goldberg find the physical strength to Jackhammer the immovable object, the Giant, or will the Giant's strength overwhelm the near invincible WCW World Heavyweight Champion? Can Vader overpower the heavily experienced and hugely talented Shawn Michaels? Can Booker T walk into the ring on his own accord, let alone be victorious against "Positively" Chris Kanyon?

All these questions and more will be answered at, The Great American Bash.


WCW Hardcore Championship: Three Way Dance, Falls Count Anywhere, No Disqualification - "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer will defend against the Hardcore Evolution duo of "The Homicidal, Genocidal, Suicidal Death Defying Maniac" Sabu and Rhino
WCW Cruiserweight Championship: "The Real Deal" AJ Styles will defend against Kaz Hayashi
WCW Television Championshiip: "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn will defend against Billy Kidman
Following on from a bitter feud centering around lust and love for Torrie Wilson, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump will face Lance Storm
Battle for the Mentor Sevices of "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes: "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe will battle a very bitter Dustin Rhodes
"Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels will make his much anticipated WCW Pay-Per-View debut against Vader in a battle of the Horsemen, against WCW
In another Horsemen/WCW battle, "Positively" Chris Kanyon will battle Booker T
WCW Tag Team Championship: The Army of Darkness featuring Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome will defend against Beauty and the Beast featuring "The Animal" Dave Bautista and Randy Orton
WCW United States Championship: "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr will defend against "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera
The Undertaker will look to bury the career of "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett
And the Main Event, the coup de gras`, the crem-de-la-crem, the icing on the cake, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship being defended by Goldberg, against the Giant in the ultimate WCW versus Horsemen stranglehold


Some are also tipping that the "Hardcore Icon" Terry Funk will look to finalise his career in a Hardcore Rules match. It is understood after a chilling dispute with the Hardcore Evolution at Nitro he will face Mick Foley in one last epic encounter sure to bring the house down on a glittering career.

The Great American Bash is only available on Pay-Per-View, order now! This is a night you will not want to miss, and as is the case with every World Championship Wrestling Great American Bash, it is sure to be a night to change the landscape of professional wrestling as we know it. Don't miss out on seeing the frontiers of World Championship Wrestling change forever.


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(Goes without saying, predictions welcome)

keefmoon
03-14-2007, 06:06 AM
WCW Hardcore Championship: Three Way Dance, Falls Count Anywhere, No Disqualification - "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer will defend against the Hardcore Evolution duo of "The Homicidal, Genocidal, Suicidal Death Defying Maniac" Sabu and Rhino
Dreamer wins to further incence (sp) the Hardcore Evolution
WCW Cruiserweight Championship: "The Real Deal" AJ Styles will defend against Kaz Hayashi
AJ has more to offer
WCW Television Championshiip: "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn will defend against Billy Kidman
I'm going to go for a shock win for Kidman to further their feud for at least another month
Following on from a bitter feud centering around lust and love for Torrie Wilson, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump will face Lance Storm
I'm a huge fan of Lance and this whole Torrie thing is seeing him shoot up the roster. It shouldn't stop here
Battle for the Mentor Sevices of "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes: "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe will battle a very bitter Dustin Rhodes
There is no way Joe should lose on his recent form, however, I can't imagine Dusty as his manager so I have Dustin to win cheaply, maybe with a Dusty turn (no pun intended)
"Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels will make his much anticipated WCW Pay-Per-View debut against Vader in a battle of the Horsemen, against WCW
HBK all the way. A signing of his magnitude shouldn't lose in his debut PPV against a man who must be getting on a bit now
In another Horsemen/WCW battle, "Positively" Chris Kanyon will battle Booker T
Absolutely no idea. Could be either. I'll go with Kanyon just as it's the Horsemen's return PPV and have to look strong
WCW Tag Team Championship: The Army of Darkness featuring Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome will defend against Beauty and the Beast featuring "The Animal" Dave Bautista and Randy Orton
Maybe a new member on the horizon for AOD? Somehow they cheat to win, anyway
WCW United States Championship: "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr will defend against "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera
In the most exciting match of the night Rey Rey will pick up the win but this feud isn't (or at least shouldn't be) over by a long shot
The Undertaker will look to bury the career of "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett
My man JJ will put up a good fight but he's no Deadman, who surely is going to stand up to the Horsemen soon?
And the Main Event, the coup de gras`, the crem-de-la-crem, the icing on the cake, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship being defended by Goldberg, against the Giant in the ultimate WCW versus Horsemen stranglehold
Honestly have no idea. Maybe Goldberg wins just to anger the Horsemen and make them even more dangerous. However, a Giant win thanks to interference by the 4th Horsemen wouldn't surprise me at all
Mick Foley vs Terry Funk
Thought I'd add this one out of hoping it happens. It's always best to go out staring at the lights and it could give Foley more reason to be annoyed his "boys" couldn't get the job done earlier


A great card and some really difficult matches to predict, which says to me you're doing a great job.

cmdrsam
03-14-2007, 08:38 AM
WCW Hardcore Championship: Three Way Dance, Falls Count Anywhere, No Disqualification - "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer will defend against the Hardcore Evolution duo of "The Homicidal, Genocidal, Suicidal Death Defying Maniac" Sabu and Rhino
Prediction= Sabu
WCW Cruiserweight Championship: "The Real Deal" AJ Styles will defend against Kaz Hayashi
prediction=AJ Styles
WCW Television Championshiip: "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn will defend against Billy Kidman
Prediction Jerry Lynn
Following on from a bitter feud centering around lust and love for Torrie Wilson, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump will face Lance Storm
Prediction Big Poppa Pump
Battle for the Mentor Sevices of "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes: "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe will battle a very bitter Dustin Rhodes
Prediction=Joe's gonna kill Rhodes
"Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels against Vader
Prediction= The Heartbreak Kid
"Positively" Chris Kanyon will battle Booker T
Prediction Kanyon
WCW Tag Team Championship: The Army of Darkness featuring Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome will defend against Beauty and the Beast featuring "The Animal" Dave Bautista and Randy Orton
Prediction =Army of Darkness
WCW United States Championship: "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr will defend against "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera
Prediction=Rey Mysterio
The Undertaker VS "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett
Prediction=j e double f J A double R E double T.
And the Main Event, the coup de gras`, the crem-de-la-crem, the icing on the cake, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship being defended by Goldberg, against the Giant in the ultimate WCW versus Horsemen stranglehold
Predition=Giant and the 4 horsemen go gome happy.

Hamsalad
03-14-2007, 09:29 AM
WCW Hardcore Championship: Three Way Dance, Falls Count Anywhere, No Disqualification - "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer will defend against the Hardcore Evolution duo of "The Homicidal, Genocidal, Suicidal Death Defying Maniac" Sabu and Rhino

WCW Cruiserweight Championship: "The Real Deal" AJ Styles will defend against Kaz Hayashi

WCW Television Championshiip: "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn will defend against Billy Kidman

Following on from a bitter feud centering around lust and love for Torrie Wilson, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump will face Lance Storm

Battle for the Mentor Sevices of "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes: "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe will battle a very bitter Dustin Rhodes

"Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels will make his much anticipated WCW Pay-Per-View debut against Vader in a battle of the Horsemen, against WCW

In another Horsemen/WCW battle, "Positively" Chris Kanyon will battle Booker T

WCW Tag Team Championship: The Army of Darkness featuring Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome will defend against Beauty and the Beast featuring "The Animal" Dave Bautista and Randy Orton

WCW United States Championship: "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr will defend against "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera

The Undertaker will look to bury the career of "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett

And the Main Event, the coup de gras`, the crem-de-la-crem, the icing on the cake, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship being defended by Goldberg, against the Giant in the ultimate WCW versus Horsemen stranglehold

mad5226
03-14-2007, 11:24 PM
WCW Hardcore Championship: Three Way Dance, Falls Count Anywhere, No Disqualification - "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer will defend against the Hardcore Evolution duo of "The Homicidal, Genocidal, Suicidal Death Defying Maniac" Sabu and Rhino
I've always been a huge Sabu fan. The man is a lunatic!

WCW Cruiserweight Championship: "The Real Deal" AJ Styles will defend against Kaz Hayashi
I can see Styles doing big big things in your fed.

WCW Television Championshiip: "Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn will defend against Billy Kidman
I just don't see him dropping the title just yet.

Following on from a bitter feud centering around lust and love for Torrie Wilson, "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump will face Lance Storm

Battle for the Mentor Sevices of "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes: "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe will battle a very bitter Dustin Rhodes

"Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels will make his much anticipated WCW Pay-Per-View debut against Vader in a battle of the Horsemen, against WCW

In another Horsemen/WCW battle, "Positively" Chris Kanyon will battle Booker T
For the Horsemen to really get over I think they are going to go on an impressive winning streak

WCW Tag Team Championship: The Army of Darkness featuring Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome will defend against Beauty and the Beast featuring "The Animal" Dave Bautista and Randy Orton

WCW United States Championship: "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr will defend against "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera

The Undertaker will look to bury the career of "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett

And the Main Event, the coup de gras`, the crem-de-la-crem, the icing on the cake, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship being defended by Goldberg, against the Giant in the ultimate WCW versus Horsemen stranglehold
But I think it will be via DQ

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Give me him, Naitch


At the top of the show, 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair is seen talking to legendary Calgarian, Tommy Chong, from Cheech and Chong
They are cordially laughing about one of Chong's funny movie memories
"I want him... NOW!"
Flair turned around, to see Billy Kidman, looking highly irate
"WOOOO!!! BY GOD! Billy Kidman, this is Tommy Chong.. WOOOO!!! Show the man some respect, and don't interrupt us again..."
...Kidman sneared at Flair
"I don't care if he's the Prime Minister of this god fosaken country, the only man I'm interested in now is 'Mr Wrestling III' Jerry Lynn... I want him NOW! And if YOU don't give him a match with me now, I'll find him and soften him up anyway. So what's it going to be, Cheech?"
Tommy Chong: "Dude, I don't know what you're smoking, but this is Ric Flair... man."
Kidman: "Sorry, your name again..?"
Tommy Chong: "Tomm.."
Kidman: "Ok.. stop right there, do I look like I care? You're a has been, like Flair..."
Flair: "WOOO!!! Has been? Has been?.."
Kidman: "Yeah...that's right. You heard me."
Flair: "Fine, I'll tell you what, I'll give you Jerry Lynn, but I won't be responsible for what might happen to you."
Kidman storms off towards the ring area...
Tommy Chong: "Dude.. He's like... You know, high?"
Flair: "A..men."


B+

WCW World Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn v Billy Kidman


And welcome to the start of Fire, and what's more, the 11th successive title defence from Jerry Lynn
A very fired up opponent tonight of course
Kidman is a former Cruiserweight and Tag Team Champion
And in his own right is a great wrestler
Jerry Lynn is becoming revered as one of the great movers of 2001
He's rising up the PWI rankings very quickly
Ouch! Eye rake from Kidman
From there, Kidman really did hold a large slice of the advantage pie
He was on a mission
A mission like no other
Lynn tried to use his technical prowess to haul his way back into the match
Eventually Kidman sent Lynn to the outside and followed it up with a plancha!
The two men struggled to get up, but when they finally did, it was a raucious brawl up the aisle!
Referee Mickey Jay, as he's obligated to reached the 10 count and called this one off!


B

"Ch..Ch..Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett, with an announcement


After the brawl was separated, Ch..Ch...Chosen One Jeff Jarrett came to the ring
Jeff Jarrett: "Listen up all you slapnuts, and listen good, I have all the stroke around this place so choke on that if you will.
I'm oooooot here for one very serious issue.
I'm not going to mess.... abooooot.
Choke on that you Maple Leaf loving slapnuts.
.....TOME.....
.....TOME......
.....TOME.....
....TOME.....
......TOME......
The Undertaker made his way towards the ring, and stood toe to toe with Jarrett
Jarrett: "Listen up you embalming loving slapnut. Tonight, I want to see you in action, so I have a match for you...
Low-Ki, come on down, slapnut!"


B+

The Undertaker v Low-Ki


Low-Ki slowly made his way to the ring for just his second televised match
His opponent of course, the greatly experienced and greatly threatening Undertaker
This match...
...A write off
Not much to write home about
Girl meets boy
Boy meets girl
Girl goes down
And then we see a TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!! 1...2...3!


B

Taker celebrates - and presents something for Jarrett


The Undertaker sure has a weird way of celebrating
No emotion, just a glare to Jarrett
Followed by a montage on the Fire-tron...
Featuring the Undertaker handing Jeff Jarrett a copy of his... Last Will and Testament.


A*

Jarrett has something for Taker...


Jarrett: "Now, listen up all you slapnuts.
I am the Chosen One and I have all the stroke around this place.
Now, that is exactly what I've been talking about.
This is shovel loving slapnut has been going around handing out Death Threats.
And in this great country of Canada, I understand that's.... Illegal? I understand it's... Harrassment?
Just then, a group of Calgary's finest police officers storm the ring
Undertaker looks at them menacingly
Before one of the officers shows a tazer gun
Taker puts his hands behind him, and is escorted, cuffed from the ring area
Jeff Jarrett: "Told you I have all the stroke around this place, choke on that, mercensense loving slapnut!"


B+

This is YOUR town!


'Nature Boy' Ric Flair entered the dressing room of Lance Storm and Torrie Wilson
Storm was looking up at a Canadian flag with a tear in his eye
"WOOOO!!! MY GOD!!! It's great being back in Canada..."
...."Calgary......Alberta...... Canada....."
"That's right, god, Space Mountain is still a major attraction in Calgary. But I'll tell you what, as much as Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, and as much as it may still be the ride with the longest que, man, WOOOO!!! The attraction here in ..."
...."Calgary.....Alberta.....Canada....."
"WOOOO!!! Is you! Lance Storm! Hometown hero. Diamonds are forever, and so is the Alberta tradition of great technical wrestling, so why don't you get out there, and show Rick Steiner exactly what that tradition is all about... WOOOO!!! What do you have to say to that?"
...."Calgary.... Alberta.... Canada...."
"He means... YES! Come on sweetheart! Do 'em proud for..."
...."Calgary.... Alberta..... Canada....."


A*

"Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner v Lance Storm


Lance Storm, former multiple champion... Hardcore Champion, oh I'm sorry, S.H.I.T champion, Canadian Champion, Tag Team Champion... up against the legendary one half of the Steiners, Rick Steiner
Rick is here tonight representing his brother, Big Poppa Pump, who of course has engaged in a vicous feud with Lance Storm lustfully attempting to seduce Torrie Wilson from the arms of Lance Storm
The feud will of course culminate at the Great American Bash
Storm tried to keep the pace up here
But Steiner used a load of experience to slow it down
Say what you will, Steiner knows his way around the ring
However, eventually, after being taken down in head scissors takedown by Storm, Storm was able to hit the MAPLE LEAF SUBMISSION.... And Steiner submitted just before....


B+

"Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump attacks!


The coward is here!
But with his lead pipe
Oh my god!
Straight to the neck!
Steiner Recliner!!!! Where's security!
About time!


B+

Goldberg... You're... NEXT!


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock was with WCW World Heavyweight Champion... GOLDBERG!
"You know Pam, I don't need to tell you much about the Four Horsemen.
Their legacy speaks for itself.
It may be elite... but it's corrupt.
And this hoarde of heathens is no different.
But this isn't the Apocalypse, and they aren't on real horses.
This is 2001, and we're headed towards the Great American Bash.
And what does that mean to the survival of the Four Horsemen?
According to the WW.. I mean World Wildlife Fund....
.....
You're... ENDANGERED! Because....
.....YOU'RE NEXT!!!!!"
....The fans chanted as he walked off....
.....GOLDBERG.....
.....GOLDBERG.....
.....GOLDBERG.....
.....GOLDBERG.....
.....GOLDBERG....


A

Non Title Match
WCW United States Champion "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr v "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera


There's been a distinct lack of distrust between these two of late
This rivalry started off as nothing more than a friendly rivalry
But man, haven't things turned sour
The battle at the G...A...B for the United States Championship between these two Mexicans promises to be a barn stormer
And tonight, they put on a wrestling exhibition for the Canadians in the house!
And they loved it
Thrills and spills eveywhere
The Canadians are really fans of technical wrestling
But there's no fan on this green planet that doesn't love lucha libre mayhem!
The win eventually came for Juvi after he pulled on the tights of Rey into an inside cradle... foot on the ropes for leverage....1....2....3!
Juvi just shrugs his shoulders! And starts to mimic the belt around his waist!
Rey can't believe it!


A

Heartbreak Kid praises his friend, Chris Kanyon


Backstage, Pamela Paulshock caught up with 'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels
"Calgary Alberta Canada is proud to have the Four Horsemen in the house tonight!
Do you blame them? Can't you feel the energy? Listen to that chant...."
...YOU SUCK....
...YOU SUCK....
...YOU SUCK...
"Well, that's not necessarily true I don't think. She blows too!
Seems you have quite the fan club here in Calgary, Pamela. Looking at them, I can see why. You know, every lady out there wants to spend time with the Four Horsemen, if you know what I mean. Don't leave yourself out Pam. We can fit one more in, I guess.
But that's not the reason I'm here Pam, I'm here to talk about an absolute great of this sport.
A man who should need no introduction.
He's a recent WCW World Heavyweight Champion.
He's the 'Innovator of Offence', 'Positively' Chris KANYON!
At the Great American Bash, he's promised to finish off Booker T's career, he'll break that ankle like.... a toothpick.
It's just.... Too..... Sweet.
Heartbreak Hotel for the Booker man!
To give you an idea of how domineering he is, let's watch him in action now!
YEAH! Four Horsemen, 10-4!"


A*

"Positively" Chris Kanyon v AWOL


We cut aleady to the ring, where Kanyon is being derobed by Arn Anderson
AWOL comes running with a shoulder block
And now a clothesline
He tries another clothesline...
NO!
Drop toe hold!
And into... an.... ANKLE LOCK!!!! AWOL SUBMITS!


B

"The Enforcer" promotes The Giant


After the break, "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson led to the ring the number one contendor to Goldberg's WCW World Heavyweight Championship
The fans booed at the Giant
Anderson got on the mic..
Anderson: "You know, I've been in wrestling for 30 odd years.
And I've seen some things in my time... but damn, as far as crowds go, you don't inspire me to believe this is a Horsemen town.
We're a classy unit, we are the elite. We wine and dine with actors and actoresses, musicians, politicians. Hell, we're so famous they ought to rechisel Mount Rushmore.
Goldberg, you made a lot of noise before. That's fine. But sometimes when you make noise, it gets heard.
You're not dealing with your average wrestler here Bill, you're dealing with a man of epic proportions. Hell, he's over 500 pounds. He's 7 foot, 2 inches tall.
Jackhammering him once, sometimes we all get lucky in our lives. Hell, apparently these people's parents got lucky once too.
But to Jackhammer him twice? I don't mean to toot our own horn but... Toot toot, look at this man?
Marvel at the magnificence. Every now and then the lord above gives us four unique characters all at the apex of professional sports. Currently we have Kanyon who you saw, 'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels who everyone knows about, and of course, this man next to me. Whose the fourth?
All in due course. What you should be focused on is... is your medical insurance topped up?"


B+

The Giant v Booker T


CAN YOU DIG IT.... SUCKA!
Whoa, it's Booker T!
What's he doing here?
Anderson laughed as Booker T limped his way to the ring
Booker pushed up against the Giant, and intimated to the Giant he was here to fight
Tony Schiavone nearly lost it on the spot
I wonder if they use buckets under his seat just incase?
Booker T was valiant early on
And really made a good play at the Giant
The Giant of course was ill affected by Booker's offence
But Booker valiantly kept coming to give more and more and more
Eventually he got him down to his knees, and from there, he started to take control
But his bad leg was hindering him badly
And this allowed the Giant to recover
After more courage from Booker T to try and run the Giant around on a bad leg, he ran into a .... CHOKESLAM! 1....2.....3!
Tony Schiavone: "Yeah! Get that into ya. That's what WCW is about, courage!"


A

The demolition of Booker is on


The Horsemen grouped like a pack of vultures
Surronding the brave Booker T
Pain was etched on his face as Shawn Michaels picked him up by the ankle practically and dropped him to the mat
The Giant... off the middle rope leg drop on the ankle of Booker...
OH MY!
Booker is in agony!
GOLDBERG!
HERE HE COMES!
And they cowardly retreat!
How about that from a response?
Fans, tune into Glycerine, to see if Terry Funk will fight at the Great American Bash...
And as Tony Schiavone would say: "We're out of time!"


A

Rating: A
Attendance: 8,646

Not my greatest show I thought, because I had to be very selective about who I used in Canada. A lot of the popularities are fairly shy on the scale in Canada still.

Fire drew 3,854,332 on CBS.

WCW's US Popularity dropped again to 79.7%. WWF's is at 71.7%.

WCW is pleased to announce that Eric Bischoff, a member of the WCW Booking Committee and the manager of Big Poppa Pump has signed a contract extension, as has "Perfectshawn" Shawn Stasiak.

cmdrsam
03-15-2007, 09:50 AM
Your complaining about an A,,,jesh,,you know your on a roll and you get an A and you gripe about it. LOL. Feel it was up to your standards. Taker being led out in cuffs,,mmmm,,,interesting. But now that pretty much killed the dead man act. But you led to this anyways when you had him on crutches once. Not that im complaining,,just very intersting how your handling him.
Lets add fuel to the fire on Goldberg. Very nice build up to this show down.

tristram
03-16-2007, 12:52 AM
Your complaining about an A,,,jesh,,you know your on a roll and you get an A and you gripe about it. LOL. Feel it was up to your standards. Taker being led out in cuffs,,mmmm,,,interesting. But now that pretty much killed the dead man act. But you led to this anyways when you had him on crutches once. Not that im complaining,,just very intersting how your handling him.
Lets add fuel to the fire on Goldberg. Very nice build up to this show down.

:) Not so much complaining about the rating, I was happy with that, I was just disappointed that I knew to arrive at that rating I would have to neglect certain undercard performers, who I've worked to diligently get over in the US but it hasn't necessarily translated to the Canadian market despite the deals with CBS and NBC.

It's definitely a dilemma with the Undertaker, to get that balance between a new Undertaker, and retaining the mystique that made his character unbelievable. I would imagine there would be a number of times I won't get that balance right, and perhaps Fire was one of those. I do have an idea for Glycerine though to bring back some of the mystique, but mostly the Fire show in terms of that feud was to highlight the Undertaker's power in the ring, but also Jeff Jarrett's cunning street savvy. Jarrett's sly deceptive streak is something that could help cause an upset at the Great American Bash, and its' important to me to highlight his intentions, his character, and his legitimacy as a contender to stopping Taker's streak.

cmdrsam
03-16-2007, 08:23 AM
See there is another point that should be made. You know what you are doing with the mid cards. I find it very difficult for me to mold all the mid card at the same time. I usually have 1,,maybe 2 that I have work a program that both of them take off and get to the next level. You my freind seem to have a much better grasp than I as you slow burn them and have a group ready for the next level. This is the reason why I enjoy your work sir. Many continued posts from you sir.

tristram
03-16-2007, 07:35 PM
I wouldn't say I know what I'm doing with them :p I just have a few guys in mind at any one point who I'm keen to give a push to, give them the ball so to speak and see how they're running with it. At the moment, some have really ran well with it - O'Haire, Juvi, Rey, Corino, Storm, Buff, Samoa Joe, AOD, B&TB... that's the fun part about this diary.

The final show before G.A.B will be up in the next day or so... Glycerine!

tristram
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Live from the Nutter Arena, Dayton, Ohio
Live on NBC

Just one more sleep tilll....

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Non-Title Match
WCW Cruiserweight Champion "The Real Deal" AJ Styles v "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels v Kaz Hayashi v Low-Ki


Four young, exuberant athletes in a quick paced match to start off Glycerine LIVE on NBC
Two of these men will meet tomorrow night at ... THE ... GREAT.... AMERICAN.... BASH!
Anyone seen the ad for the Pay-Per-View order on this? WOW! WCW production have finally come up with something good
These guys are crazy
High spots everywhere
Does anyone do this for a career for 20 years?
I didn't think so
Eventually Low-Ki for some reason took AJ out to the floor, and tried to crack his ribs with a series of hard, hard lethal kicks
The Fallen Angel was left with Kaz Hayashi
Daniels went for a power bomb, but Kaz Hayashi held on, rolled through on Daniels... 1...2....3! KAZ wins!


C

Foley offers the olive branch - again


After the match, the leader of the Hardcore Evolution, Mick Foley made his way to the ring
The fans booed him, of course
Foley asked the fans to look up at the big screen
It was a montage of many of Terry Funk's great moments
...Winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
Fighting Ric Flair
Piledriving Ric Flair
Some of his action in Japan
Foley: "That was the man we all admired. Terry Funk, he WAS the Hardcore Icon. But not anymore. No, you see, Terry Funk is a yellow bellied coward...."
...Just then, Terry Funk appeared at the top of the ramp.
Funk: "You know, over the past week Foley, I've been inundated with letters from fans. Teach Foley a lesson. Crack his head open. ... Maim the other ear. First things first, this is for the fans, it has nothing to do with you, or your montage, at Great American Bash - Falls count anywhere, I'm gonna John Wayne your @$$!"
Tony Schiavone: "WHOA! OH MY GOD!"
Foley: "You may not be a coward Funk, but you sure as hell are a fool. At the Great American Bash, one thing I can guarantee is this - you will NOT, have a NICE day!"


A

The Perfect Event v "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr and "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera


The Excitement machines with Mexican bloodlines, Juvi and Rey up against former WCW Tag Team Champions The Perfect Event
The Perfect Event of course began 2001 with a series of tutorials from none other than "King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page
Juvi has come back into WCW with avengeance
And his little mate Rey, has been a pocket rocket of fire
They were always capable of putting on great matches
Now they seem to have found the spark to get them across the line in cruical matches
Who said wrestling was only for 250 pound monsters?
The Perfect Event - that's who
They showed a lot of tag team expertise in this bout
And to be perfectly honest, the relationship between Juvi and Rey has been a bit icey
A bit of latino heat perhaps?
Some real communication break downs at the very least
At one point, Rey was catapulted to the corner, and he knocked down an unsuspecting Juvi to the floor
Juvi reacted angrily, buit instead of attacking Rey, he simply left him by himself
The Perfect Event attempted to take advantage of this, but Rey was able to even the score sending Stasiak to the outside by drop kicking him to the outside, and hitting a Plancha
Before Palumbo could cut him off, Rey hit a low head butt to the abdomim area
Is it a head butt then?
He got back into the ring, and found a burst of energy...
He found a way to get his much bigger opponent into the corner
And somehow to the top rope...
FRANKENSTEINER! ROLL THROUGH COVER!!! 1.....2....... ...3!
UNBELIEVABLE!
Juvi looks shocked near the top of the ramp
Rey has a look of extreme disbeilef in his eyes at why Juvi chose to leave him to scrap for himself
Man, a friendly rivalry has become very tense on the eve of the Great American Bash!


A

Not now


Backstage, "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett was on his way to the ring
He was caught by Stevie Ray with a cellphone in his hand
"Fruit booty, this yak's for you, sucka.."
"Not now reggae loving slapnut..."
"But..."
"I said ... not now reggae loving slapnut! Now back off, I am the Chosen One and I have all the stroke around this place, choke on that, slapnut!"


B-

"Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett v CM Punk


CM Punk looks a likely athlete
That much I will give him
But tonight, he was no competition for the experienced former WCW World Heavyweight Champion
Who easily accounted for Punk with the... STROKE! 1...2....3!
Choke on that, slapnut!


B-

What the?


As the "Chosen One" posed with this guitar held high, the lights went out
Tony Schiavone: "What's this? MY GOD! What's this?"
....TOME.....
Tony Schiavone: "No..."
Larry Zbysko: "Isn't he imprisoned for harrassment?"
....TOME.....
Tony Schiavone: "I'm getting word that he's not, and that's what our correspondent Stevie Ray was trying to inform Jarrett of!"
....TOME....
The Undertaker eerily made his way down to the ring
Jarrett looked to exit the ring, but fell over the fallen body of CM Punk
Undertaker stalked to the other side of the ring
Jarrett got up in a panic, and attempted to escape again
Keystone Cops stuiff, he tripped up again
The Undertaker got in the ring...
He pulled Jarrett up by the scruff of his neck
Jarrett cowardly looked apologetic
Undertaker looked to let him leave for a second...
GUITAR TO THE HEAD FROM JARRETT!!!!
The Chosen One stands over the fallen Undertaker!
HE SAT UP!
Jarrett's bailed!


A

After the break...


After the break, our cameras catch up with "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett who streams out the main entrance and tries to find an unlocked car
He panics
He gets nervous
The Undertaker eerily stalks him from the entrance, slowly striding towards him
Finally Jarrett finds a car, and high tails it!
The Undertaker watches, before bringing his thumb across his throat...
These two will collide at the Great American Bash!


A*

WCW World Tag Team Championship
The Army of Darkness (c) (Mike Awesome and Judas Jindrak) v Evan Karagias and Jamie Knoble


Two absolute lightweights
In comparison to the might and power of Jindrak, and the ever impressive Mike Awesome
He's on a real roll of late if you ask me
He's strong
He's dominant
He looks to me to be one of those break out wrestlers who within a year or so could easily challenge for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Cudos to the booking committee for giving him a push
And the push continued here...
AWESOMEBOMB delivered with authority... the poor mofo on the receiving end, Evan Karagias....1....2.......3!
Beauty and the Beast have to contend with these guys at the GREAT AMERICAN BASH!


C

Vader workout vignette


A video vignette aired highlighted the immortal powers of Vader at work in a gymnasium
This particular gym is not flash
There's no sexy girls
There's a lot of dirty sweat towels
And the light fixture above is waving in the breeze from an open top window
And there's Vader, doing a bench press
WOW! Look at the power
One strong, powerfully built man walks up behind Vader...
"DAMN!"
"How can the Heartbreak Kid beat THAT?"


A

"Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe v Chavo Guerrero Jr


Over in the "F", his uncle is finally receiving some main event recognition
About time
Even an ardent WCW fan like me will acknowledge that's not only deserved, but it's moral that he's getting a big push
His nephew is going ok too down here in the W
And so is his opponent
I have been so impressed with the meteoric rise of Samoa Joe
It's really unpalatable to remember the young man who was waiting for a chance in the big leagues
He's moved so far up the rankings its not funny
Perhaps it's the mentoring from "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes?
Maybe he's whhhinnned and dinnedd wit Kingzss und Quensz...
Who knows, either way it's impressive
I'm sure his streak is what is really offending Dustin Rhodes
Seeing Samoa Joe on such glorious fire under the mentoring of his own father
It would drive a man insane
Especially one from such a proud family
His father was a former multi time NWA World Heavyweight Champion
Just the son of a plumber, from Austin Texas
Dustin NEEDS his fathers support
And the match at the Great American Bash will officially decide who Dusty Rhodes will mentor
Will he be able to stay with Samoa Joe?
Or be forced to support his estranged, and sometimes strange, son?
Anyway, this match was fairly good
But it ended when Samoa Joe hit the MUSCLE BUSTER!! 1...2....3!


B-

The family aren't happy


Post match, Dustin Rhodes got in the face of Samoa Joe and his father, "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
"What about me?"
"What about my needs?"
"I need you daddy... I need you... Don't make me ... paint up again."
"Itz real simpul son, show me what you have at da Gweat Amewicun Bash, you beat dis man, da Sssamoan Ssssubmssun Machine, you know da rest.. you know da rest."
Dustin Rhodes merely shakes his head, and walks from the ring


B-

"King of Old School" Proudly Presents


After the break, a set was erected in the ring
Complete with two stools
In the centre of the ring, on a stool was none other than "King of Old School" Steve Corino
Steve Corino: "Tonight, witness the debut of ... The Old School Sports Bar... Tonight, I have randomly drawn out a suck.. I mean competitor to enter the Sports Bar, and that man is... my former tag team partner, LANCE STORM!"
With that, Lance Storm comes down to the ring, and takes a stool
A large breasted blond offers Storm a jug of beer, but he absteins
Corino goes to shake his hand, but Storm refuses
Steve Corino: "Well if's not the little Canadian who broke up the New North South Connection."
Storm: "Don't blame Canada, blame yourself."
Steve Corino: "How original Mr.."
Lance Storm: "Look, I don't have a lot of time for this Steve Corino. I'll keep this short, and I'll keep it sweet. I see we're not going to be playing the Canadian National Anthem, nor or you going to allow me to let these great Ohio fans know how much both Torrie and I appreciate their support. My message tonight is simple, Big Poppa Pump, you made a vow last night on Fire in Calgary.... Alberta..... Canada. You made a vow you shouldn't have. It wasn't the vow I will be making to Torrie Wilson at Bash at the Beach, no, you made a vow for revenge. You see, last night was my night, and you ruined it. Not only have you put your filthy hands over my fiance Torrie Wilson, but you tried to embarrass me..."
Steve Corino: "...But you ARE an embarr.."
Lance Storm: "Don't blame Canada, blame yourself Big Poppa Pump. At the Great American Bash, you are going to find out why I am the best technical wrestler in World Championship Wrestling today. No ifs, no buts..."
Steve Corino: "Well, since you've made your point, how about answering some questions of my own Lance..."
Storm merely stands up, and walks away


B

Billy Kidman v Norman Smiley


A short and sweet match following the break really
The only highlight for Norman Smiley was doing the Big Wiggle on the way to the ring
He quickly fell prey to the... KID KRUSHER!! 1..2...3!


B

Not bad..


After the match, Kidman took a microphone
"That wasn't bad, was it Jerry Lynn? How did you rate that? That's what you're up against at The Great American Bash. I know you can't do bett..."
Just then Jerry Lynn's music hit and Tony Schiavone let the fans know that Jerry Lynn was defending his Television Title now!


B-

WCW Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn v Disco Inferno


Disco fever is back!
Yeah yeah
We all want to see him, shake and shake his booty
Well, we did, but he didn't for long, falling prey to the ... CRADLE PILEDRIVER! 1...2...3!
As Lynn celebrated, Kidman merely walked to the back not acknowledging his performance


B

'Heartbreak Kid' vignette


A pretaped Four Horsemen vignette played, featuring 'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels on the eve of his monumental bout with Vader at the Great American Bash
It showed the upper class, regal lifestyle that Shawn Michael can afford to live now as a member of the Four Horsemen
As well as several slow motion clips of the.... SWEET... CHIN.... MUSIC
Man, look at his opponents heads just snap back!
WOW!
Shawn Michaels v Vader - LIVE and exclusive to... THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH!


A*

Ouch for the locker door


'Nature Boy' Ric Flair entered the dressing room of the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Goldberg
"WOOO!!! Look who's styiln and profilin in here..."
Goldberg had a serious gaze, he seemed to be focussed
"Or, maybe not. Either way, listen Goldberg, tonight Booker T is in the house, and he is desperate to get his hands on the Horsemen. What do you say?"
Goldberg keeps focussed
He gets up though, and head butts the locker door
"I say... THEY'RE NEXT!"


A*

Anderson talks to his cohorts


We go into the lavish dressing room of the Four Horsemen, where on a large screen Arn Anderson watches Goldberg walking to the ring
"Well, damn, sometimes I get a little alzheimers.. Guys, I almost forgot. Booker T is here... tonight. Yes, that crazy son of a b!tch won't lie down. So, I agreed to a wager, you, the Giant, the NEXT WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and 'Positively' Chris Kanyon, the man who's going to permanently end the career of Booker T at Great American Bash, against the best of WCW... TONIGHT!"
The Giant: "But boss, I was going to relax tonight and get rea.."
Arn Anderson: "Why worry? You're in the shape of your life big guy. Tonight you can just, soften up the bait a little bit. Four Horsemen style!"
The Giant grins, and nods to Chris Kanyon to get him walking to the ring


B

Main Event
WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg and Booker T v 'Positively' Chris Kanyon and the number one contender to the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, The Giant


Four of the absolute premier names industry today
BAR NONE!
WOO!!
A lot of tension out there
The crowd are chanting, clapping, trying to get this sumbiatch going
But it's a slow build up
The Giant and Goldberg are facing off first off
It's a real tease, each man circiling the ring
Till finally, they lock up, and Giant thrusts Goldberg into the corner
After a period of domination, he brings in Kanyon
A man who appears on a mission to use his innovative offence to wipe out the WCW locker room
After a sound beating, Goldberg gets a surge of energy and gets Booker T intot he ring
There's an enthralling brawl between Kanyon and T
The fight is immense
Eventually Kanyon brings down Booker T with a drop toe hold... into ... THE ANKLE LOCK!
Goldberg comes in and breaks it up!
So does the Giant, WOW!
He clotheslines Goldberg to the outside, and out he goes too!
Kanyon and Booker T roll to the outside
Too much action!
Raw brawling evenly matched between Goldberg and the Giant!
Kanyon throws Booker T into the steel steps!
Referee Nick Patrick has no option, this is a double count out!


A

Vignette for the Bash


As security begins to seperate the competitors, a video is played as the live action fades out
Tomorrow night, live on Pay-Per-View
The WCW World Heavyweight Championship is on the line
The biggest athlete in professional sports today
Against the most powerful man in professional sports today
A battle of the true heavyweights of our industry
Live on Pay-Per-View, at the ...Great...American...Bash


A*

Attendance: 9,641
Rating: B+

Glycerine drew 3,785,117 on NBC. WCW's US popularity fell to 79.6%.

mad5226
03-17-2007, 12:32 AM
Another great show from you. You thinkg I've noticed about your diary thats differant from mine is your able to keep the shows interesting all the way up to your PPV. I usually start losing steam right around my week 4 Nitro/Thunder and it really hurts me. This my friend is why I love your diary you never run out of drama.

tristram
03-17-2007, 12:35 AM
Another great show from you. You thinkg I've noticed about your diary thats differant from mine is your able to keep the shows interesting all the way up to your PPV. I usually start losing steam right around my week 4 Nitro/Thunder and it really hurts me. This my friend is why I love your diary you never run out of drama.

Gees, I wouldn't say that... I've been closely reading your diary, and Imareverent's WCW diaries... I think those two WCW diaries are quality, and as a WCW loyalist I'm so glad to see the work you guys are doing to keep the flame alive. Long may it continue.

Imarevenant
03-17-2007, 01:58 AM
Gees, I wouldn't say that... I've been closely reading your diary, and Imareverent's WCW diaries... I think those two WCW diaries are quality, and as a WCW loyalist I'm so glad to see the work you guys are doing to keep the flame alive. Long may it continue.

Thanks for the compliment Tristram, as you know I love this diary. It's great to see lots of good WCW action going on in the diaries on this board. I just wish I could post as often as you and mad do; but alas, a 19-month old doesn't always cooperate :D

tristram
03-18-2007, 02:42 AM
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WCW Great American Bash, Sunday, Week 1, June 2001
Live from the Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey

He's here, tonight


To open up the Great American Bash, WCW President 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair entered the dressing room of WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg, who was hanging up a sports bag in a locker room, entering behind Ric Flair was former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Booker T
"WOOOOO!!! If it's not the TWO biggest foundations of World Championship Wrestling. BY GOD! Man, you're looking great Goldberg..."
Booker T though was clearly grimmacing and limping
"Booker, are you going to be alright?"
"Sucka, don't worry about me aight, this is for World Championship Wrestling, I'll be fine. Dawg, how you feeling with the Giant?"
Goldberg pump fisted Booker T
"Booker T, the only thing I have to say to the Giant tonight is.... YOU'RE NEXT!"
Booker smiles
"Tonight is the night we recement the power within World Championship Wrestling, now, can you dig it sucka? There's only one other thing I need to say to 'Positively' Chris Kanyon, don't hate the playa..."
All together: "HATE THE GAME!"


A*

WCW Cruiserweight Championship
"The Real Deal" AJ Styles (c) v Kaz Hayashi


Kaz Hayashi comes into this bout having won a four way match at Glycerine, featuring AJ Styles himself
There's every chance we could see a title change tonight
Kaz Khayashi is of course a great Japanese up and comer
And sure to feature in the future of the changing face of World Championship Wrestling which through the likes of Mysterio, Guerrera, Storm, the Jung Dragons is truly growing into a more diverse, international brand
One of the great features of the halcyon days of WCW of course was the international flavour
Mainly through the cruiserweights, but you had great Japanese wrestlers like Tenzan, Masahiro Chono, The Great Muta and the likes
Kaz is just carrying on that fine tradition
AJ though, he is an impressive athlete
He's on fire lately
Wow!
What a move frmo Kaz to start this one off
I'm going to be honest, I can't and won't pretend to be able to call this one move for move
This one was electric
Very quick
These guys are turbo charged
Some great spots outside the ring too
Kaz Hayashi.. OH MY GOD!
Great moonsault delivered to Styles to the outside and they both go into the guard rail
After a long stint on the outside, they both just make it into the ring
Styles is still dazed
Kaz takes Styles to the turnbuckle
Styles fights back!
Momentum is changing!
Styles has the power...
OH MY GOD!
OH MY GOD!
HOLY SMOKES!
Cover from Styles...1...2...3! Okerlund says thats the SUPER STYLES CLASH!
WOW!
Hayashi definitely felt that!


C

Celebration for the still Cruiserweight Champion


Styles went to the far corner and celebrated for the fans holding aloft the strap
BANG!
He didn't see that coming
Low Ki has AJ Styles purched now on the top turnbuckle...
OH MY!
Okerlund says thats the KI KRUSHER! Off the top rope!
Style is out
Low Ki merely stands over the top of him, no talk, and just leaves


C-

Death Do Us Part


A vignette was aired from an empty cemetary lot
The Undertaker was there, shovelling out a mound of dirt
He's been so impressive in World Championship Wrestling
Of course he hasn't been beaten yet
Tonight he faces a serious challenge in former WCW World Heavyweight Champion, "Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett who has used underhand tactics to try and distract the Undertaker
The vignette view switches to the headstone...
Jeff Jarrett. RIP.
Great American Bash


A*

WCW World Tag Team Championship
The Army of Darkness (c) (Judas Jindrak and Mike Awesome) v Beauty and the Beast ('The Animal' Dave Bautista and Randy Orton)


One thing I'm very impressed about lately in WCW is the growth in the tag team division
Beauty and the Beast, they're a great combination of physicality and street smarts
This young Orton is an impressive wrestler
I think he has a main event future here in WCW
Perhaps tonight he'll win his first WCW Championship
But first, they'll have to beat the almost neo-gothic Army of Darkness
Cloaked, and supported by Kevin Sullivan they have been an epitomy of dominance lately
Mike Awesome is getting a deserving push in my opinion
He was mishandled when he first came into WCW
But then again, around that period, wasn't practically everyone?
Unless perhaps you're Jeff Jarrett
I don't say that in a necessarily degrading way, he just got treated as well as his skills allowed him to be, which was unfortunately not the case with most of the rest of the roster
You could throw a blanket over and say that was the case from 1998 till the end of 2001
I'm still not convinced they've got it perfectly right, but it's an improvement, and given what Bischoff, Nash, Sullivan and Russo left them with that's all that could be asked of them
To be still going at this point is courageous enough
But back to the match
The AOD are powerhouses
Awesome is in such powerful form
Orton working hard here
Nice tags from both teams
Some real physicality
No real technical wrestling here
Although Orton shows some appreciation of that skill in my book
The match continued on
Orton, accidentally knocked Bautista to the floor...
It leaves Orton open!
AWESOMEBOMB!!! 1....2... Bautista with the attempted save... no good! 3!
The Army of Darkness retain!


B

WCW World Hardcore Championship
"The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer (c) v "The Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal, Death Defying Maniac" Sabu v Rhino


We go backstage where this one is already in progress!
Referee Charles Robinson is here to officiate
Some great hardcore action here
Trash cans
Lead pipes
Hell, kitchen sinks!
Yes, Kitchen sinks!
I wonder if ECW, who are pushing Lex Luger are watching this
...Because THIS is what they USED to do!
Blood flying everywhere!
Sabu lands a split legged moonsault onto Dreamer, with a chair over him!
1.....2....
Rhino pulls him off
The two men push and shove....
GOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEE!
Rhino covers Dreamer! 1...2....3!
Rhino wins the Hardcore Championship!


A

A bit of push and shove


After the match, as Rhino celebrated, Sabu pushed him up against a wall
An argument was ensuing
Sabu was not happy
Tension in the ranks?


A

Wooo...daddah!


Backstage, "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes was with his pupil, "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe
Dusty: "Well lookah here, its da most promisin up and comah in the world of professionalll wresztling... Sssamoa Joe.
Tonight, can you feel da eledrafyin crowd and all da peopul ready to widnis your awival as a serious thread in da world of professional wreszlin...
Wooo!!! Letz go do dis!"


B

Dustin Rhodes v "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe


Dustin Rhodes is a none too happy man
And can you blame him?
He sees Samoa Joe as the man stopping him from connecting with his own father
He sees Samoa Joe as the man stealing his right to an education from his father
He blames that for the reason he's never become a WCW World Heavyweight Champion, just like his dad was an NWA World Heavyweight Champion
That's what he, and everyone on this WCW roster wants
The fight was intense
Matching the chilling nature of this rivalry
It's brutal
It's punshing
There's no love lost
No quarter asked for
None given
Rhodes was looking impressive
But then he made a mistake
He tried pleading with his father to the outside, this allowed Samoa Joe to grab him from behind...
REAR NAKED CHOKE HOLD!!!! Rhodes tries valiantly to fight it...
He keeps trying
He keeps trying
the referee checks his arm...
It goes down once...
Down twice....
Down thrice! Match over!


B+

"Hardcore Icon" Terry Funk v Mick Foley


Backstage we go again, where we have more hardcore carnage in action!
Through the curtain!
And they brawl to the ring
Funk kicks Rhodes out of the ring
In comes the trash can
Bang!
Right over the head of Mick Foley
Wow, catch my breath here!
This of course is the final match for Terry Funk
What a glittering career!
Funk undoes the top turnbuckle
He tries to ram Foley's head in
But Foley blocks and rams Funk's head into the exposed turnbuckle!
Blood everywhere
Foley rolls Funk to the outside
Into the steel steps
CRASH!
Funk is a broken man
Foley throws Funk into the steel post
Funk fights back
Somehow
He fights back
Punches
Stiff ones
Wow! Foley is open!
Blood everywhere
This is a bloodbath!
Uh oh!
Funk is pulling out from under the ring... a bare wire laiden baseball bat!
He swings
Foley ducks
Funk hits the steel post
Foley rakes Funk's eyes
He grabs a steel chair
OUCH!
Right to the head of Funk!
Funk is nearly gone!
Foley dumps him onto the announce table
What is Foley doing?
He puts a chair over the body of Funk
He climbs up to the ring
Up the turnbuckle
No...
He wouldn't...
HE DOES!
ELBOW DROP!
THE TABLE IS MASSACRED!
1....2.........3!


A

A legend


Post match, both men laid knocked out on the announce table
The commentators were in awe of what had just taken place
The absolute carnage
The length both these men would go to for the W
Tony Schiavone talked about this being the type of match that made both these men into all time greats, legends of this sport
Foley slowly sat up, and smiled as the blood came down his forrid
He grabbed a microphone
Foley: "You know, when I signed to come to WCW, I wanted two things, to recommence true Hardcore Wrestling through the Hardcore Evolution...
....And to face up to my idol. Tonight.... we did both of those things.
This is going to be a little bit of a .... shoot... but....
Foley pulls Terry Funk up
Foley: "Tonight, a great man retires. The truth is this Terry Funk. You ARE Hardcore Wrestling. Infact, you ARE wrestling. No one, and I mean no one, has given more to this sport than you. And Terry, I'm DAMN proud to be given this great opportunity to face you. I just hope, the Hardcore Evolution can continue to serve true Hardcore Icon's like yourself... PROUD!"
Funk was shattered, but accepted a hand shake from Mick Foley
The fans started chanting...
...FUNKER....
...FUNKER...
....FUNKER....
...FUNKER...


B+

A visit for the President of WCW


Backstage, "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson entered the Presidential Suite of 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair
"What the hell do you want?"
Anderson merely smiled
"I just came to see your face, before the face of professional wrestling changed for once, and for all. Tonight, the legend of World Championship Wrestling dies, tonight, the legend of the Four Horsemen is truly rekindled. And you know what the best thing about it is Ric Flair, you can't do a damn thing about it!"
Anderson laughed as he stormed out of his office.


A*

WCW Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn v Billy Kidman


Billy Kidman has been waiting for this opportunity for the longest time
He has wanted Jerry Lynn for some time now
He desperately seeks the championship that will see his ego on television each and every show
Jerry Lynn though, he's on such a streak of late
He really typifies what the Television Championship is about
Wrestling excellence
Consistency
Humility even
Billy Kidman does not really typify the humlity part
He's taken it upon himself to rid the Championship off Lynn, any which way but how
He doesn't care how he does it
He just won't stop at anything to achieve it
Thankfully though, this presents us with an enthralling match between two briliant students of the sport
Two great athletes
Primed and pumped and ready for action
And the match was crisp
It was damn entertaining
Both men were classy
Kidman had his opportunities
As did Lynn
Eventually though, the title stayed with Mr Wrestling III courtesy of the... CRADLE PILEDRIVER! 1...2...3!


A

You want a piece of this?


Backstage, Torrie Wilson accidentally ran into the path of the "Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump, who pushed Torrie up against a wall
Torrie Wilson: "HELP! Leave me alone you creep!"
Big Poppa Pump: "Say something nice, and I'll make you scream twice.
There's nothing finer, than Scott Steiner.
Do you want to be mezmorised by the phenomonal big bad booty daddy? I'm here to show off my peaks, and please my freaks. And tonight, you can be one of my freaks, when I beat Lance Storm, remember I'm your hook-up...Holla... if you hear me!"


A

"Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump v Lance Storm


The battle for Torrie continued here
It's a month away befoer Lance Storm's pending marriage ceremony with Torrie Wilson
At the Bash at the Beach
Big Poppa Pump is hellbent though on showing Torrie why he is her hook up, and why Lance Storm ain't half the man he is
A lot of intensity from Steiner
Sure, a lot of posing
But he's a strong goliath really
He's experienced too, and picks his spots to pose
Storm was in a world of hurt here
Eventually though, when Steiner put a sleeper hold on Storm, Torrie got the crowd in behind him, and Lance Storm found a second wind
Elbow...elbow....elbow...
He got rid of Steiner
He was irish whipped, leap frogged Steiner
Back he came, DROP KICK!
Steiner was down!
MAPLE LEAF SUBMISSION APPLIED!!! SUBMISSION!! YESSS!!!!
Storm wins! Storm wins!
Tears of joy for Torrie Wilson!


A

WCW United States Championship
"New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr (c) v "Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera


This was once nothing more than a friendly rivalry to showcase latino wrestling
Nothing more
Nothing less
But over the past few weeks, this one has turned sour
Call it a communication breakdown
Or true latino heat running wild
This has been unravelling at a frenetic rate of knots
Leading up to this match for the US Championship here tonight!
These two put on a high flying clinic
How many people tuned into these guys c. 1997 to watch these guys go?
Come on, even you WWF marks did
Don't deny it, it's ok
The cruiserweights were great
These guys were no different
The only difference now though is they're getting logical storylines, preference to other stars, and decent pushes
And they're both taking advantage of it
This match was hot man, hot
I wonder what Dave Melzer will mark this one down as?
It's got five stars from me
That much is certain
It was not your typical cruiserweight match
There is a lot of real personal issues here
And this was played out with expert ring psychology
These guys skilled have really, really developed over the past 6 months (they have in TEW at the least)
And logical stories are the end result
This one was no different
You could sense the point of conflict
You could sense the remorse at the communication break down
But the seriousness at getting the job done, right, for once and for all
The crowd were on their feet
Rey fought hard
He fought valiantly
But eventually he fell prey to... THE JUVI DRIVER! 1....2....3!
NEW CHAMPION! NEW CHAMPION!


A*

Juvi celebrates!


Tears of joy stream down the face of Juvi, as he's handed the United States Championship!
He goes over to the fans, and hugs them at ringside!
Wow, what a moment!
This guy has been repressed by so many bookers for so long!
Wow!


A

'Nature Boy' talks about Vader


Backstage, the cameras went into the President Suite
"WOOOO!!! You know Arn Anderson, you sure know how to run that mouth of yours.
Sometimes you just need to loosen up and look at things... realistically.
And one thing I can promise you realistically is this.
Tonight, you will see WHY Vader is such a powerful man. Such a brute of a man.
Such a proud World Championship Wrestling man.
Shawn Michaels petulence has upset this beast.
And now the leash is off.
WOOOO!!! Diamonds are forever, and tonight, so is VADER!"


A*

'Heartbreak Kid' laughs it off


Backstage, Shawn Michaels is caught listening to the words of Ric Flair
He laughs
"You know what's funny Chris? Look at this. Ric Flair says I have something to be fearful of. The only thing we have to fear is..."
"Fear itself?"
"No, Sweet...Chin..."
Together: "MUSIC!"
Shawn Michaels walks off
Kanyon: "I'd... I'd probably fear Vader... na, after all, who better dan Kanyon?"


A*

"Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels v Vader


Did any of us ever see this coming?
'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels in a WCW ring at Pay-Per-View time
That's right, order a WCW Pay-Per-View and see a WWF loyalist in the centre of their ring
It's unbelievable
Infact, I'd go as far as to say if you were from that other board, you'd denograte this as being illogical and unrealistic
But nevertheless, as Ric Flair would say, learn to live with it, learn to love it, Shawn Michaels and Vader are squaring off at the Great American Bash
WOOOO!!
Two great former World Heavyweight Champions
There's no reason why both can't reign again here in WCW
Vader is such an imposing beast
And Michaels is so smart
He's calculated
He knows how to win a match
Both these men pounded hard for their respective sides
There was no short change here
You knew both men were giving it their all
100%
Nothing left in the locker room
Vader was dominating
Until he got a nasty eye rake from Michaels...
He turned to the corner, Michaels raced to the other corner...
He tuned up the band....
...SWEET....CHIN....MUSIC!!! 1....2....3! Even the big man couldn't get up from that!
WOW! What impact!


A*

Here's Undertaker


Michaels' celebration is cut short as the eery music of the Undertaker starts
Here he comes
The blue smoke wavering through the arena
The classical long trenchcoat
The unmistakeable hat
The rolled back eyes
I'd hate to be Jarrett about now...


A*

"Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett v The Undertaker


Here Jeff Jarrett seems to have chosen to meet his destiny
Accepted his fate
Getting involved in upsetting an immortal dead man like Undertaker is dicing with death
On so many counts
Jarrett though backs himself
Always has done
Always will do
The fear was imminent on his face
But still, he used the ring well to try and wear down Taker
He used short moves like drop toe holds to buy time and stop Undertaker's momentum
The referee was distracted at one point by Jarrett complaining about a fan throwing rubbish into the ring...
GUITAR SHOT TO THE HEAD!
Cover....1.....2.....THRE... NO!!!!
Taker flings him off
And sits up
Jarrett punches
Punches
Punches
Taker grabs him by the throat and hurls him into the corner
Holds onto the arm, up to the top rope... walks along the rope... elbow drop to the shoulder...
OH NO! TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!! 1.....2.....3!
Rest...In....Peace


A*

Sign of the cross


After the match, the Undertaker eerily stands above his fallen prey
He performs the sign of the cross
Before slitting his finger across his throat


A*

"Positively" Chris Kanyon v Booker T


This is the true challenge between good, and evil
Horsemen versus WCW
Booker T is walking wounded
But proud
Courageous
Gallant
You couldn't ask for a more staunch defender of the principles of WCW
Kanyon was brutal
He always is
He comes up with new moves seemingly weekly
I doubt there's a more innovative wrestler than him
He has so many ways to get to the Kanyon Cutter of the Flatliner
It's eery in a sense
Booker though, he's smart
He's street wise
He's copped extreme punshiment
And come back for more
Some would almost say he craves it
This was a beautifully orchestrated match
The story told was simple
The courage of Booker T, the injury to Booker T
Up against the sheer brilliance of Kanyon
Booker T worked hard
And restrained Kanyon for long periods
Eventually though the leg started to take toll
The concentration started to zap...
Until he fell prey to... KANYON CUTTER!!! 1...2...3!


A*

"The Enforcer" talks up the Giant


Backstage, "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson caught up with Pamela Paulshock
"You want to know how the Giant is doing? The man is 500 pounds, muscle, not fat. He's a powerhouse. There's no more domineering athlete in the world today.
There's only thing I've come out here to say, and that is this - I, as the leader of the Four Horsemen will NOT take any responsiblity whatsoever for whatever the Giant is about to do to... Goldberg.
The time for talking is down, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are about to rise up, riding their mighty stallions, the final war is upon us..."


A

The chant


And here comes the World Heavyweight Champion, GOLDBERG!
Headbutt to the locker door!
...GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG...
WOW! Those pyrotechnics are brillaint!


A*

WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Goldberg (c) v The Giant


Has there ever been two more powerful men headlining a Pay-Per-View before?
Perhaps Wrestlemania 3, although this could rival it
The power of Goldberg
THe size of the Giant
The enormity of battling for the greatest prize in our sport
It was a slow start
A lot of circling
And then it started
Clubbing blows
Clenched fists
The whole works
Goldberg went for an early Jackhammer, but the Giant pushed him off after Goldberg couldn't pull him up
The Giant went for a Chokelsam, but Goldberg grabbed onto the top rope and fell out of the predicament
The brawling was thunderous
Sweat pouring off both comeptitors
Rights and lefts
Not a lot of modern day wrestilng I guess
But a classic drag him out, knock them down affair
Utter brutality
You could see the importance riding on this match as both men kicked out fo powerful pinning predicaments
Not only the World Heavyweight Championship, but maybe the weight of power in the WCW v Horsemen fight
The ultimate elite fight of good v evil
Not anyone and everyone like WCW v nWo
This is the best of the best in our sport today
The Giant went for a CHOKESLAM!!! 1....2....THRE... NOOOO!!!!!
GOLDBERG KICKED OUT!
The Giant is celebrating
He doesn't realise...
Goldberg slowly back to his feet
Referee Nick Patrick is trying to tell the Giant he hasn't won...
MAYBE THIS WILL DO IT! SPEAR!!!!
He's going to try for it?
No, surely he can't...
Here he goes...
HE'S GOT HIM UP!
MY GOD! THE JACKHAMMER HEARD THE WORLD OVER!!! 1....2.......3!
GOLDBERG RETAINS!


A

Goldberg celebrates but...


Post match, Bill Goldberg celebrated!
Here comes Booker T to celebrate with him
What a momentus main event in the restoring of the power struggle between the Horsemen and WCW!
WAIT A SECOND!!!!
BOOK-END FROM BOOKER T!
NO!
NO!
Here comes Shawn Michaels!
Michaels stands Goldberg up.... SWEET CHIN MUSIC!
He pulls him up again...
HERE COMES SEAN O'HAIRE!
BOOKER T AND MICHAELS FLEE!
BOOKER T IS THE FOURTH HORSEMEN! YOU ARE A COWARD!


A

Rating: A
Attendance: 22,928

The Great American Bash BuyRate: 375,084 . A massive drop from the numbers achieved for Wanted: Dead or Alive and Blaze of Glory. WCW's popularity rose to 79.8% throughout the US, which is .1% behind their peak of 79.9%.

mad5226
03-18-2007, 03:02 AM
Wow an incredible PPV as always. I would liek to say I didn't see the turn coming from Booker...but didnt myself and a couple other people call it a couple weeks back? =) Don't get me wrong though you definalty had me doubting myself.

Bye1918
03-18-2007, 06:13 AM
And the fourth horseman....

King BOOOOKAAAA!

Please god no...

Rob5KC
03-18-2007, 11:24 AM
Excellent ppv, Tristram. As always, your writeups are top notch.

Seems like you're already sowing the seeds of a Orton/Batista breakup with Orton "accidentally" knocking Batista to the floor in their tag title match against AOD.

Going to continue the Dustin/Dusty storyline a bit longer, I assume? Are we going to see Goldust shortly? :D

It's always good to see Scott Steiner lose, even better when it's a submission! ;)

No surprise that Taker defeated JJ, but you have to love the sit-up by Taker after the guitar shot. I could just picture Jeff's face after that!:eek:

The only real issue I have is making Booker the fourth Horseman. Don't get me wrong, I like Booker, but IMHO he's not Horseman material. Don't ask why, it's not something that I can quantify, it's just a gut feeling on my part. Still, as well as you've done thus far, you might be able to persuade me otherwise.

All in all, nicely done and I look forward to much more! Keep up the good work, Tristram

theoutlaw321
03-18-2007, 11:55 AM
Great PPV as usual. And I don't want to sound like I'm piling on, but Booker?

That will take alot of selling on your part(which I do not doubt you are capable of,) to make me buy it.

deimos_masque
03-18-2007, 12:26 PM
Great turn at the end of the PPV. I love the idea of Booker T being a horseman. The only problem I seem to have with it is that he lost his match against Kayon and this is going in a bit weak.

Biggest upset of the night for me was Juvy becoming US champ! I would have NEVER guessed that!

keefmoon
03-18-2007, 12:51 PM
Another top notch PPV Tristram. You've done a great job pushing people who deserve it and you seem to go from strength to strength. I just hope my diary can one day be as good as this, because as I've said before, I think yours is the measuring stick.

As for Booker, I think it can work. It will be interesting to see how he goes from a guy from the streets to a Horseman, but I'm sure you can pull it off, and will give his character a shake up for the better. You can't really make his career go wrong by putting him in the IV.

Mtm2k6
03-18-2007, 12:56 PM
If anyone can make Booker in the Horsemen work, it's gotta be you :p

And Lance Storm beating Steiner by submission? Hell yeah :)

I'd love to see Taker vs Michaels vs Goldberg for the Title at one of your big ppvs, you could move really well towards that imo. And it'd be an interesting storyline to boot :D

Great PPV anyway =]

tristram
03-19-2007, 12:36 AM
Wow an incredible PPV as always. I would liek to say I didn't see the turn coming from Booker...but didnt myself and a couple other people call it a couple weeks back? =) Don't get me wrong though you definalty had me doubting myself.

Yep, there were a couple of comments regarding Booker's turn.. I kinda, let's say, glazed around them :)

And the fourth horseman....

King BOOOOKAAAA!

Please god no...

Definitely not King Booker.. that's a WWE thing.

Excellent ppv, Tristram. As always, your writeups are top notch.

Seems like you're already sowing the seeds of a Orton/Batista breakup with Orton "accidentally" knocking Batista to the floor in their tag title match against AOD.

Going to continue the Dustin/Dusty storyline a bit longer, I assume? Are we going to see Goldust shortly? :D

It's always good to see Scott Steiner lose, even better when it's a submission! ;)

No surprise that Taker defeated JJ, but you have to love the sit-up by Taker after the guitar shot. I could just picture Jeff's face after that!:eek:

The only real issue I have is making Booker the fourth Horseman. Don't get me wrong, I like Booker, but IMHO he's not Horseman material. Don't ask why, it's not something that I can quantify, it's just a gut feeling on my part. Still, as well as you've done thus far, you might be able to persuade me otherwise.

All in all, nicely done and I look forward to much more! Keep up the good work, Tristram

Yep, I could definitely picture the look of shock on Jarrett's face. Priceless. So many other great ideas in your post, I like it!

I really did toss and turn over who to make the Fourth Horsemen, the first three to me were clearcut. Particularly Michaels and Kanyon anyway. Booker to me is a very fine all round wrestler. Good grounding in a lot of different forms of wrestling. Charismatic. Has a good look to him. Can certainly play any range of heel roles from snotty, to comical, to upper class regal roles. I guess that versatility was a clincher.

Great PPV as usual. And I don't want to sound like I'm piling on, but Booker?

That will take alot of selling on your part(which I do not doubt you are capable of,) to make me buy it.

Reasons are basically above - and certainly leading into Bash at the Beach the story will be told, I mean, suckas gots to know!

Great turn at the end of the PPV. I love the idea of Booker T being a horseman. The only problem I seem to have with it is that he lost his match against Kayon and this is going in a bit weak.

Biggest upset of the night for me was Juvy becoming US champ! I would have NEVER guessed that!

Yeah, the Kanyon loss was a strange one, but there's a story to it. I hope to reveal it at Nitro.

I'm really glad for Juvi, you should see his stats, they're going through the roof, and his popularity, wow! B+ is his worst in the US, A's for most, and some A*, I'm so happy for him.

Another top notch PPV Tristram. You've done a great job pushing people who deserve it and you seem to go from strength to strength. I just hope my diary can one day be as good as this, because as I've said before, I think yours is the measuring stick.

As for Booker, I think it can work. It will be interesting to see how he goes from a guy from the streets to a Horseman, but I'm sure you can pull it off, and will give his character a shake up for the better. You can't really make his career go wrong by putting him in the IV.

Your diary is unbelievably good mate. I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't already read it. It's great.

Booker needed something I felt, and certainly being in the Horsemen could be a good tonic for him. I know you predicted him as the Fourth Horsemen, and certainly when I was tossing up between three or four names, that was largely the clincher. Once you said Booker, to me it made all the sense in the world. Now I have a story to tell so people can see what's in my imagination as to how I create Booker as a Horsemen.

If anyone can make Booker in the Horsemen work, it's gotta be you :p

And Lance Storm beating Steiner by submission? Hell yeah :)

I'd love to see Taker vs Michaels vs Goldberg for the Title at one of your big ppvs, you could move really well towards that imo. And it'd be an interesting storyline to boot :D

Great PPV anyway =]

I'm very glad for Lance Storm winning. I think he was a real shining light towards the end of it all.

Mate, that sounds like a Starrcade moment :D Don't want to give too much away but certainly, please wait till Starrcade, there is going to be an amazing main event! Something I could only ever dream of seeing in a WCW ring. I feel like Eric Bischoff holding off on this, you know, with Sting v Hogan, how tempting must it have been to boost the buy rates before Starrcade '97 and just get the Stinger back into action, but we waited, and they made trundles of money. Patience Tristram, patience! :)

Thanks guys for all your comments, I hope you enjoyed the majority if not all of the show. Obviously, I can't imagine the Giant v Goldberg match being a great technical bout, but a lot of the rest of the card I felt held significant promise in terms of good wrestling matches.

Godsmacker
03-19-2007, 09:17 AM
Excellent Pay-Per-View, Tristram. I'll admit that I've not followed this diary from day one, but I really think I should go back to the beginning. I've followed most of this month, and I think the GAB was quite awesome.

Juvi w/US Title = AWESOME. That's huge, man. The man who got let go from the 'E for having too long of a match (and it was a good match, too) gets his due. Awesome.

Booker in the IV? I guess I can kind of see that, especially since seeing him play King Booker on Smackdown.

Personally, I also liked the Sean O'Haire save. He was one of my favorite wrestlers during the WCW years, and I wish the 'E wouldn't have squandered him by getting him stuck with Roddy Piper right before Piper got fired for showing up drunk on the job.

tristram
03-20-2007, 02:27 AM
Excellent Pay-Per-View, Tristram. I'll admit that I've not followed this diary from day one, but I really think I should go back to the beginning. I've followed most of this month, and I think the GAB was quite awesome.

Juvi w/US Title = AWESOME. That's huge, man. The man who got let go from the 'E for having too long of a match (and it was a good match, too) gets his due. Awesome.

Booker in the IV? I guess I can kind of see that, especially since seeing him play King Booker on Smackdown.

Personally, I also liked the Sean O'Haire save. He was one of my favorite wrestlers during the WCW years, and I wish the 'E wouldn't have squandered him by getting him stuck with Roddy Piper right before Piper got fired for showing up drunk on the job.

Thanks mate, appreciate it.

I always thought at the tail end of WCW that Sean O'Haire was one of those guys with real... menace. He struck me as being believable, just had that look of being someone big, bad but very capable.

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Live from the DCU Center, Worcester, Massachussetts


The Turn of Booker T


The commentary team of Tony Schiavone, 'Mean' Gene Okerlund and 'Living' Legend' Larry Zbysko opened the mood in a sombre post at the WCW Nitro commentary desk
They gave a brief run down of some of the major events from last night's turmultuous Great American Bash
Including Goldberg retaining the WCW World Heavyweight Championship with the Jackhammer heard over the world on the Giant
They then presented still shots of Goldberg celebrating
And being joined in the ring by Booker T
Who shocked Goldberg, the commentary team, the locker room and the fans by doing the unthinkable and putting the Book-End on Goldberg
Effectively announcing himself as the Fourth Horsemen
Tony Schiavone announced that Goldberg has sought revenge, and tonight, there will be a non title match between Goldberg and Booker T
LIVE on Nitro!
Schiavone also told us that later in the show we are expected to hear from Booker T as to why he did what he did
Deadset, the faces of the three stooges looks like they're at a funeral
Wake up guys - it's make believe


A

WCW Hardcore Championship
Rhino (c) v "Screamin" Norman Smiley


Oooh yeah, dig it, screaming time folks!
The man from Britain with the biggest screaming lungs in the industry
...Now that Daffney's not around anyway
Versus the new Hardcore Champion, who gained the championship for the second time last time off Tommy Dreamer
Ouch! Smiley felt that trolley into the abs
Why is there a trolley here?
Vagrants?
Bang! In a door for Smiley
He's groggy....
GGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!! 1....2.....3!


C+

Celebration for Rhino


Referee Silverman held up the arm of Rhino, and he was joined by his Hardcore Evolution colleagues, Mick Foley, and "The Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal Death Defying Maniac" Sabu
All three men obviously were scarred still from the Great American Bash and their respective exchanges
Foley was ecstatic for Rhino
Sabu however, was less enthused, and this was clearly evident


B-

We're Disgruntled!


After the ad break, a group of ditzy cheerleaders stood below the Nitro-Tron
Coming out was Disco Inferno, "The Franchise" Shane Douglas, "Beast from the East" Bam Bam Bigelow and the "Laughing Man" Hugh Morrus
All four men looked irate, even Hugh Morrus wasn't laughing
Okay, periodically he still did, but hey, he can't control it
Disco Inferno took the microphone: "You know, for months now, us four men have sat in the back watching this and that happen. Waiting for a call from Arn, or Ric, but it never happened. It became abundantly clear we were being ... left out. Waiting for our Time Warner contracts to expire, I guess. Waiting for ... Vincent to give us a call when that came up. So tonight, we've decided to voice our disapproval of the current situation. We are FED up to here, so tonight, is the formation of... take it away girls..."
The clumsy cheerleaders start...
"Cha cha cha... Give us a D ...D... for Disgruntled.... Give us an I.... I for Individuals... Give us a C for Collective.... C.... Give us a K for Kin...K! WHOA, what do you GET? DISGRUNTLED...INDIVIDUALS...COLLECTIVE....KIN...."
Disco smiles, Shane Douglas snatches the microphone from him
"WHOA! WHOA! Disco you moron! Did you just hear what they chanted?"
"Disgrunted... Individuals...Collective....Kin? I think it's catchy."
"MY GOD! I cannot believe I left you to name our .. group.."
"Look, the best part is, I got the website domain free... www.D!CK.com... Great isn't it?"
"YOU MORON!"
Bam Bam is looking far from impressed either
"What? Come on guys, we're disgrunted, we're individuals, we're a collective, and we're.. kin!"
"You know, let me put it easy for you Disco... The New World Order were known as ... the N...W....O.... Do you know what Disgrunted Individuals Collective Kin will get known as?"
"Yeah, disgrunted individuals collective kin with championships baby!"
"YOU FOOL! The Franchise does NOT want to associate himself with this..."
"Hey, you signed a contract Shane."
"Fine, let me spell it out for you Disco..."
"Don't you love the first two initials... D...I like Disco Inferno."
"Yeah, C...K... also like Disco Inferno..."
"CK?"
"YEAH! It spells... D.... I..... C..... K"
"Oh my... I ... I ... I honestly didn't think about it. I even got us shirts made up. And seeing as you and I are the leaders, I thought... let's not go down the usual line with Presidents, or Leaders, lets call ourselves... Heads..."
"WHAT? We're D..I...C....K HEADS?"
"Catchy, don't ya think!"
"Look, forget the name. Forget the name. I'm sure people will forget the name. Tonight, ... Disgruntled Individuals Collective Kin, and more specifically the tag team pairing of Disco Inferno and Shane Douglas make an open challenge to any tag team out the back..."


C+

D.I.C.K (Disco Inferno and "Franchise" Shane Douglas) v CM Punk and Tajiri


Two of WCW's young up and comers up against two, Disgruntled, Individuals
Tajiri and Punk, they're not what I'd call gladitorially built
But the word I have is CM Punk has blazed the indy circuit
And Tajiri did some good work over in ECW before making the move to WCW
I understand he partnered Mikey Whipwreck as the Unholy Alliance
This match however was a short and sour start for their partnership, as Disco Inferno hit the LAST DANCE on Tajiri...1.....2....3!


C+

More punishment?


The back up to the tag team, "Beast from the East" Bam Bam Bigelow and "Laughing Man" Hugh Morrus thought it was time to hit their devastating top rope moves on the battered team of Punk and Tajiri...
GREETINGS FROM ASHBURY PARK from Bigelow on Tajiri!
Morrus.... NO LAUGHING MATTER on Tajiri! Oh my, he's ... Su-shi Omelette
Wait a second, here comes "Mr Monday Night" Rob Van Dam and "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer, and D.I.C.K quickly flea!
I thought they wanted more air time?


C-

Goldberg ... Is here!


Our cameras flashed backstage
WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg was here!
He had a look of terse disgruntlement on his face
If they are words
They sound good


A*

"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera celebrates!


Backstage, Stevie Ray caught up with the NEW United States Champion Juventud Guerrera!
"Suckas gots to know, Juventud Guerrera, how do you feel about winning da title last night, playa?"
"WOW! Ariba! Ora-le! Ci man, last night was.... HOT! Let me hear it for WORCESTER, MASSACHUSSETTS!"
"Aight Dawg, many are stunned by your ... fruit bootyish rise up the charts..."
"Ci, I'm the ... Sultan of Swing... Sultan's are chart toppers, BABY!"
"No, I'll tell you what you are Juventud..."
Diamond Dallas Page had rudely interrupted
"A fluke. A charleton."
"Oh yeah?"
"Yeah. So how about you get your juiced up jack@$$ to the ring for a bit of... Bada bing, bada bang... BADA BOOM!"


B-

WCW United States Championship
"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera v "The King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page


DDP looks all business tonight
He has a very disapproving look for the new United States Champion
WOW! The pop for Juvi is incredible
(IIRC, Juvi is now popularity wise A everywhere, B+ in two regions, A* in two also - YEAH!)
DDP sits on the bottom rope as Juvi prances for the fans
DDP just rolls his eyes at his over the top entrance
Before finally clubbing him at the back of the head!
This one is on
Two great wrestlers
DDP is an all time WCW great
A former World Champion, a former World Tag Team Champion, a former Televison Champion, a former United States Champion himself
It's fair to say, Diamond Dallas has been there, done that to practically everything
Not bad for a man who started off as a manager in WCW
It was noticeable that DDP had his trademark bandages around his ribs, and Juvi looked to exploit this by running him around
The match was fluid and quick from Juvi
DDP tried his darndest to slow it down into a slugfest
Eventually DDP achieved it
And the match slowed greatly
DDP used the corners, and really pounded the life out of Juvi
Here's a sleeper hold!
It's still on
Still on
The referee checks the arm...
Down once...
Down twice...
...JUICE...
....JUICE...
...JUICE...
Not down a third time! He elbows, he elbows, he's out!
DDP goes for a DIAMOND CUTTER but Juvi wriggles out...
DDP off balance... JUVI DRIVER!!! 1.....2....3!
JUVI RETAINS!


A

We hear from Booker, NEXT!


Booker T was shown walking towards the ring area, much to the anger of the Worcester crowd


A

Booker T speaks


After the commercial break, new Four Horsemen member Booker T made his way to the ring
He was wearing an expensive looking leather jacket, and extravagant looking sun glasses
The fans booed in unicon as when he got to the ring, he posed with his arms up in a V as if the fans were going to praise him especially after what happened at Great American Bash
Larry Zbysko: "We only praise heroes, not zeroes!"
Booker T: "Shut up, suckas. Shut the hell... up. Playa, I agreed to this interview on the instruction that I, Booker T, your NEXT WCW World Heavyweight Champion gets treated with the respect he deserves.
You people disgust me, you disgust me. Just last night, you all cheered for me. Nothing's changed, player. Nothing. I'm still the same man. The same, proud, man. Don't you all be making this a race issue now.
I spose some of you suckas could be ... disappointed World Championship Wrestling lost it's most coveted athlete to the Four Horsemen. All I can say to that is, don't hate the player, HATE THE GAME!
Listen to you all... If you don't shut up suckas, you'll never hear why I did what I did last night, at the Great American Bash, to your true American hero....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG.....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
Yeah, that sucka. That playa hater wannabe.
Last night, as I limped bravely from the ring to the backstage, one man, ONE man came up to check on me.
THAT man is a great playa of this game. And I can tell y'all, it was not... Ric Flair.... it ws not... Goldberg.... it was not.... Vader.... it was not ... Stinger.... No, it was not even Sean O'Haire
NO, it was... Arn Anderson. Y'all don't know me, so you can all shut the hell... up. He says, playa, why do this to yourself? He says, playa, by now the Horsemen would have retired a man with the beatings he had copped that you had taken. But you didn't quit. And for that you got from Ric Flair.... nothing.
Playa was right, Ric Flair was and STILL is the... dirtiest playa in the game. That playa hater never could see through... my colour.
Tony Schiavone: "That's absurd!"
Booker T: "Arn Anderson told me the Four Horsemen are built on being the most elite. Built on being a pack. Looking after each playa. And he said, you ARE the elite. The most crowned champion in WCW history. Sucka was right.
So that's why I de...


A

WOOO!!


Ric Flair's theme hit, and the former 17 time WCW/NWA World Heavyweight Champion came out below the Nitro-tron, clearly aggrieved
"WOOOO!!! Did...I...hear...what...I...just....heard?
Booker T, you son of a b!tch. You are nothing but a low down son of a b!tch!"
Tony Scihavone: "OH MY GOD!"
Flair's face was getting redder by the second
"You say I gave you nothing. I'll tell you what I fought for DAMN IT! Night in, night out, I worked my backside off for people like you, Booker T. For over 20 years. Up and down highways, stylin, proflin, limousing riding, jet flyin, kiss stealing... WOOOO!!! I did ALL THAT for every GOD DAMN wrestler in this organisation today...
I wrestled with injury, after injury, when Jim Crockett said Ric, I need you, I was there. I had been in a GOD DAMN plane crash! I was still there.
When that cheap son of a b!tch Eric Bischoff said Ric, I need you at War Games, I was THERE getting MY head broken by Curt Hennig by a steel cage door! Hell, even that low life Jim Herd, I carried the company for him too.
WOOOO!!!
When the likes of Sting, Goldberg, Vader and all the young guys in the back asked for help, WOOO!!! I was there baby. I was there.
AND...YET...HERE...YOU...ARE....CLAIMING...I...GAV E...NOTHING...TO...YOU?
Flair takes off his jacket, throws it to the floor, and elbow drops it
He loosens his collar, before addressing Booker again
Ric Flair: "I'LL...TELL...YOU...WHAT...I...GAVE...FOR....YOU.. ..
MY LIFE! MY LIFE! I'll never sit without pain ever again. I'll never walk without pain, ever again.
All for you Booker, all for you. I may have been the dirtiest player in the game, but I did it for... ALL THESE PEOPLE!
WCW rode Space Mountain to the bank and back man, I did it for all of you.
And you did ... THAT?
Well, I'll tell you what Booker T. WOOO!!! I may be the dirtiiest player in the game, but I believe in settling scores, an eye for an eye.
And there's a certain WCW World Heavyweight Champion out the back who wants you bad...
....GOLDBERG....
.....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
WOOOO!!! That's right... I'm confirming your worst nightmare tonight... Non title match... Goldberg... AND YOU!
WOOOOOOOO!!!!!"


A*

WCW Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn v Billy Kidman v "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels


Three very classy wrestlers here tonight people
Lynn is on such a hot streak with the belt in hand
But he got a real challenge at the G.A.B from Billy Kidman
And I don't think he's willing to give up potentially capturing his title without a fight
The third man in, Christopher Daniels, the third member of the Army of Darkness
A former Cruiserweight Champion
Speaking of cruiserweights, I wonder what was going through Low Ki's head?
This match had a lot of high flying moments
The crowd was on their feet
Eventually, Billy Kidman landed a split legged moonsault on Jerry Lynn!
Cover....1....2....THR... NO! Pulled off by Christopher Daniels!
Kidman gives him the KID KRUSHER!!!
Inside CRADLE THOUGH FROM LYNN! 1.....2.....3!
HE RETAINS FROM NOWHERE!


B+

You're NOT going to have a Nice Day


Backstage, Lance Storm and Torrie Wilson spoke to Pamela Paulshock
"Don't blame Canada I'm marrying Torrie, blame yourself Pamela. I am with the most beautiful woman in the world and come Bash at the Bea..."
"Whoa...Whoa..."
Mick Foley, the leader of the Hardcore Evolution entered the scene
"Lance, wow man, it's great to see. Look at you.
Man, you are were once a... man. Now you're... getting... married?
...Gosh.... see, I can't let you do this Lance. Can't let you do it.
Especially not on...PAY PER VIEW
This is World Championship.... Wrestling Lance. This doesn't meet with Hardcore Evolution approval Lance.
I don't want good Hardcore time taken up by... romance, Lance.
So I'm just here to let you know Lance, I'm gathering the Evolution....
And I will assure you, you will NOT have a nice DAY!"


A

Who better dan...


Backstage, 'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels and 'Positively' Chris Kanyon were on their way to ringside
"WOW! Feel the air Chris, tonight, the Four Horsemen are riding high."
"We're going to win Shawn, after all... WHO BETTER DAN KANYON!"


A*

Four Horsemen ('Positively' Chris Kanyon and 'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels) v Vader and "Phenomenal" Sean O'Haire


A true battle of all that's good
Versus all that's evil
The Horsemen going up against the good guys from WCW
Sean O'Haire is such an impressive athlete guys
I can see glittering gold all over him one day
He's just a marvel
This fight was enormous
Great moves from the Horsemen
Pure power from WCW
A bit of an old school rumble at times
A lot of genuine heat
A lot of genuine hatred and pain
Kanyon went for the KANYON CUTTER! But Vader pushed him off and got a tag to Sean O'Haire... Michaels came in for SWEET CHIN MUSIC! But O'Haire ducked... neckbreaker from O'Haire on Michaels! Kanyon with the clothesline... duck from O'Haire, CLOTHESLINE FROM O'HAIRE!
He went to the top... SEANTONBOMB on KANYON!!!! 1.....2.......3! WHAT A WIN FOR O'HAIRE!


A*

You did nothing, FLAIR!


Backstage, The Giant entered Ric Flair's office, and pearl harboured him!
He continued bloodying the WCW President!
"YOU DID NOTHING FLAIR! YOU DID NOTHING! YOU ARE A NEVER WAS, NEVER WILL BE..."
The lights went off in the room....
"What the hell?"
We heard a loud CRACK!
When the lights came back on, The Giant was laid out!
He was turned over, and on his back... in blood... it read
R...I...P!


A*

Non Title Match
WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg v Booker T


Goldberg smiled as he haunched on his knees in Spear pose
While Booker T cowered
Soon enough however, the two men are going at rumblnig away
Nasty punches
Kicks
Eye rakes
The whole kitchen sink really
Goldberg cannot believe what Booker T did to him last night
And tonight is about revenge
Booker T is a great wrestler, but perhaps he made a fatal mistake
The brawl though was fairly even
It went outside
Into the steel posts for both competitors
Into the steel guardrails
Started heading into the crowd
Finally after an intense brawl it went back into the ring
Arn Anderson grabbed at Goldberg's boot
The Champion turned around and muttered...
YOU'RE NE..
INSIDE CRADLE FROM BOOKER! HE'S GOT HOLD OF HIS TIGHTS! FOOT ON THE ROPE! 1....2......3!
BOOKER WINS!!!
Tony Schiavone: "BOOKER T! ARN ANDERSON! FOUR HORSEMEN! YOU CAN GO STRAIGHT TO HELL!"


A*

Attendance: 10,000
Rating: A*

The Ratings are in:

WCW Nitro: 2,394,363
WWF RAW is WAR: 1,129,968

RAW is WAR was a B rated show from The Maritimes region of Canada. There were two good matches, Chris Benoit defeating the Rock (A) and Triple H defeating Rikishi to retain the WWF Title (B+).

WCW's US Popularity has hit 80%.
WWF's US popularity is 71.2%.

Fan's, don't forget, Bash at the Beach comes to us in just over 5 weeks time!

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Bye1918
03-20-2007, 06:11 AM
The minute it said non-title, I knew Booker was going to win. Otherwise, great show. The Ric Flair vs. The Horsemen, and The Hardcore Evolution running around make for great entertainment.

mad5226
03-20-2007, 07:13 AM
D...I...C...K nice I spit water all over the screen when I read that.

theoutlaw321
03-20-2007, 07:46 AM
D..I..C..K..! D..I..C..K..! Funny.

Great show(as always.) The non title match was a dead give away, but to set up Bash at the Beach, I'm guessing a necessity. Keep up the good work!

cmdrsam
03-20-2007, 08:13 AM
Im a D.I.C.K. and proud of it.

deimos_masque
03-20-2007, 08:35 AM
Horray for a HUGE win for Sean O'Haire!

Godsmacker
03-20-2007, 09:02 PM
Great to see O'Haire getting some love. :) Quite awesome, good sir.

Also, I think that you captured exactly what would happen between Franchise and Disco had that incident really occurred. I could even picture each of them in the ring and hear their voices. Freakin' hilarious, man.

Keep it up, man!

darthsiddus2
03-20-2007, 11:34 PM
great show man. I didn't expect Booker to win. with the way WCW was booking Goldberg as the time Booker wouldn't even last the three minutes he was in the ring with Goldberg.

tristram
03-20-2007, 11:53 PM
The minute it said non-title, I knew Booker was going to win. Otherwise, great show. The Ric Flair vs. The Horsemen, and The Hardcore Evolution running around make for great entertainment.

Yeah, it was probably reasonably obvious Booker would win. I didn't want him to go over clean as such to retain Goldberg's pecking, but to at least show it's reasonable to assume Booker T can take the gold off Goldberg at Bash at the Beach.

D...I...C...K nice I spit water all over the screen when I read that.

Damn! Hope it didn't screw your screen :)

D..I..C..K..! D..I..C..K..! Funny.

Great show(as always.) The non title match was a dead give away, but to set up Bash at the Beach, I'm guessing a necessity. Keep up the good work!

Glad everyone seems to have liked that part of it. I've read it again a couple of times and liked it myself. Sometimes I read back when I put those segments in with a bit of disappointment or a bit of woulda, coulda, shoulda, but that one, I'm very happy about.

Im a D.I.C.K. and proud of it.

lol anyone working for the man is a D.I.C.K member!

Horray for a HUGE win for Sean O'Haire!

YEAH! I'm glad to see people getting in behind the likes of O'Haire, Storm, Lynn, Juvi and co, ultimately it's been a great thrill seeing them rise to the top.

Great to see O'Haire getting some love. :) Quite awesome, good sir.

Also, I think that you captured exactly what would happen between Franchise and Disco had that incident really occurred. I could even picture each of them in the ring and hear their voices. Freakin' hilarious, man.

Keep it up, man!

Yep, I could picture it happening, I'm happy to hear that feedback though. I heard feedback by the most reliable name in internet wrestling (to me anyway) that they thought the Flair promo was very realistic too. Disco is such a clutz, it's so doable from him.

...Whatever happened to Disco Inferno anyway?

great show man. I didn't expect Booker to win. with the way WCW was booking Goldberg as the time Booker wouldn't even last the three minutes he was in the ring with Goldberg.

Yep, in that respect it was an upset win, Booker in terms of results hasn't beeno n a roll, but I guess if you look at the nature of his defeats he's been valiant and he has to get credit for that.

Roll on Friday Fire.

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Goldberg seeks revenge


At the top of the show we are graced by the presence of the curernt and undisputed WCW World Heavyweight Champion, GOLDBERG!
YES! The Invasion march music is on!
And here he comes, underneath the Nitrotron, with the usual blood spot in the centre of his forrid
WOW! Look at the Pyros explode
And listen to that crowd
....GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG...
....GOLDBERG...
....GOLDBERG...
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG
The chanting only intensifies once he reaches teh ring, and surveys the crowd
After seemingly an eternity, he takes the microphone from David Penzer
"You know, as it stands, I'm a bit... P!SSED OFF!
Tony Schiavone: "WHOA! OH MY!"
Goldberg: "It all started for me at the Great American Bash, where I successfully defended the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against the Giant. A 500 pound goliath. A monster in his own right. A man brainwashed by the doctrine of the... Four Horsemen. Except, at that stage, there was only... Three Horsemen.
We now though of course know who number four was. I found out first hand. He chose me to be the man he'd open up on to show his true colours. Booker T, let me tell you something - firstly, wrong move, secondly.... YOU'RE NEXT!
And so we went to Nitro in Worcester, and what should happen? In a non title match, Booker T grabs onto my tights, uses the ropes for a bit of leverage and seals a major upset. The referee - he missed it.
Perhaps I took Booker T too lightly. I should never have allowed him to get into that position in the first place.
Booker T, I'm out here for one reason, and one reason only, later tonight, the WCW Executive Committee through 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair are going to offer you a contract to face me, at Bash at the Beach, for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
My advice is simple. Run, while you can.
You've made your mistake, you've already got me mad. Walking into that squared circle one more time at Bash at the Beach however, you'd truly be a marked man. The only thing I really need to say to you if you make the mistake of signing the contract is... YOU'RE NEXT!"
....GOLDBERG....
Tony Schavone: "WOW! I wonder if Booker T will take it!"
Larry Zbysko: "Of course he'll take it, it's a chance at the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. All those guys in the locker room would run through a wall of fire for it..."
...GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
.....GOLDBERG.....
.....GOLDBERG....


A

"Prime Time" Elix Skipper v Low-Ki


Two very good young wrestlers indeed
Former Team Canada member Elix Skipper and relative newcomer Low-Ki
Some agility shown in this match from Elix Skipper
But nothing, absolutely compared to the intesntiy and athleticism of Low Ki!
WOW! KI-KRUSHER! 1......2......3!


C-

No Respect?


Post-match, "The Real Deal" AJ Styles, the WCW Cruiserweight Champion rushed the ring and laid out Low-Ki courtesy of the Cruiserweight Title to the head!
Our cameras pushed in to hear what AJ had to say as he stood over the fallen corpse of Low Ki
"What the hell was that all about huh? You don't respect me? Low-Ki, you're going to LEARN to respect me!"


C-

Where is he?


Our cameras cut backstage, where the Giant is walking out the back in a fit of rage
He's deranged!
He's opening up every locker door in sight
"WHERE IS HE?"
"WHERE IS HE?"
He even opens up a female locker room, and Paisely comes around the corner in only a towel
The Giant pushes her to the ground and keeps searching
Is he searching for the Undertaker?


A

The Steiner Brothers ("The Genetic Freak" Big Poppa Pump and "Dog Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner) v Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell and "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr


A calvacade of legitimate superstars in the ring here
All former WCW champions of some denotation
Big Poppa Pump the most decorated of course previously holding the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, as recently as this year
It's good to see the Steiner's back in action together
They were one of the truly great teams of the 90s, there is no doubt of that
Buff and Rey teamed well I thought in this match
And were giving their opponents a genuinely good match
However, Buff went to pose at one stage , and this allowed Rick Steiner to race into the ring with a set of brass knucks and KO him as the referee was distracted by Rey Mysterio pointing it!
Big Poppa Pump covered.....1.....2......3!
Rey shakes his head, he stands above Buff, I don't know whether he's showing remorse or disgust, to be honest!
Wait a second, he get's out of there as Rick Steiner comes at him too!


B+

Back up the ramp...


For some reason, we're following the Steiners as they leave the ring
The crowd are incensed by the way they got their victory
And rightfully so
WHAT!
Two masked men just laid them both out with steel chairs!
Off comes the first mask...
Kevin Nash!
The second mask...
.....
....
....
SCOTT HALL!
THE OUTSIDERS ARE BACK! TOOOOO SWEET!


B-

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The Undertaker v Big Vito


Two guys at distinctly different points at their careers
One can't help but win
The other would give up food for a week for a win
Just one
Big Vito is really on a slide here
And nothing really changed here
TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER! 1...2....3!


A*

Here I am...


Post match a video aired
It was of the Undertaker, looking for long planks of wood
The planks look about 8 foot long
"Half an inch either side for space. Custom-made... can carry 500 pounds or more.
You are looking in all the wrong places.. Giant. You only need look to meet your fate at Bash at the Beach... Hell...In...A....Cell.....
Rest...In....Peace"
By the time the arena lights up again, the Undertaker is gone from the ring


A*

The D.I.C.K mobile


Out in the parking lot, "Franchise" Shane Douglas, "Beast from the East" Bam Bam Bigelow and "The Laughing Man" Hugh Morrus stood
"Where is he?" Douglas uttered
HONK HONK!
A car horn tooted
Hanging out the side window with a massive oversized Cowboy hat was Disco Inferno
The car was a long stretch station wagon
Pink...
Purple at the front....
The number plate read "HLMIT"
Hugh Morrus just started laughing so hard, and had to walk inside the arena to control himself
"What do you think? Really beautiful don't you think. Got two fluffy dice on the rear view mirror too."
"You... You idiot! Don't you see what it looks like?"
"What? You don't like the colors? Hell, we're.. D...I...C.."
"Stop, don't remind me!"
"Look, we're disgruntled, we didn't have a lot of money, we get paid per win, per appearance remember! So, what do you think?"
"It's pink, it's long, it has a purple.... head. The number plate.. THE FRIGGEN NUMBER PLATE! WHAT DO YOU THINK I THINK?"
"I knew you'd like it. Hey, where's Hugh?"
"He couldn't control his god damn laughter. Me, I'm no so easily amused, or confused, or bemused.. look whatever, you know what I mean."
"Relax chico. Well, if he's gone inside with the giggles, looks like Bam Bam will have to take his place against Mike Sanders."
Bam Bam shakes his head in disgust, and storms off
The two men walk into the arena behind Bam Bam
"I was listening to the radio on the way over here.. There was great old classic.. it goes, I touch myself, I want you to lov.."
"SHUT UP! GOD!"


C

"Beast from the East" Bam Bam Bigelow v "Above Average" Mike Sanders


Sanders has been getting tutored by Stinger of late, so it'll be interesting to see how he goes against Hugh Morrus' substitute
I've got to tell you, Disco Inferno has some serious issues
Seriously
How frustrating must it be for Shane Douglas to accept his mediocrity?
Bam Bam looked fired up
I'm sure he can't believe the mess he's got himself into
It would be thoroughly demoralising and embarrassing for him too
So much so that he completely and utterly dominated this bout
And finished it off courtesy of... GREETINGS FROM ASHBURY PARK! 1.....2.....3!


B

"Sultan of Swing" Juventud Guerrera speaks with Stevie Ray


The United States Champion met up with Stevie Ray in the interview area
"Ci, wow! The juice is on fire, BABY! I try my best to be best each and every day! Ora-le! I do my best to be best United States Champion Stevie Ray..."
"What?"
"What did I just hear?"
From around a corner comes "King of Bling Bling" Diamond Dallas Page
"You've got to be kidding me, little man. Everyone knows the measuring stick of United States Champions is the 'King of Bling Bling'. See this?"
He points to the taping around his ribs
"Night after night I broke bones for that belt. And I'm going to break some more, at the Bash at the Beach, I challenge you for the United States Championship, and we'll just see if you're the best. Bada bing, bada bang, BADA-BOOM!"
Diamond Dallas walks off infuriated
"Ci, he really angry?"


A

WCW World Television Championship
"Mr Wrestling III" Jerry Lynn v "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels


Two outstanding stars
Great in ring creativity
Great flair
Great athleticism
Just great overall wrestlers
This match was a very good match
Both were constantly scanning the arena for Billy Kidman
But he never came
And Lynn grabbed victory courtesy of the CRADLE PILEDRIVER!
1....2.....3!


B+

Sean O'Haire is the real deal


Backstage, Sting caught up with Stevie Ray
"You know Stevie... WOOOOO!!! I've not been this excited in a long time.
I remember in the late 1980's when a young surfer boy came on the scene and reshaped the landscape of professional wrestling.
And that same feeling goes through that same man tonight, but I'm talking about another man being the next saviour of World Championship Wrestling.
I'm talking... Phenomenal... SEAN O'HAIRE!
WOOOO!!! Stevie Ray, when I see him, I think of one thing... IT'S SHOWTIME... FOLKS!"


B+

Contract signing


'Nature Boy' Ric Flair was in the centre of the ring, where a wooden table was set up, two documents, and a couple of pens
"WOOOO!!! It's.. GREAT to be back in this part of the world, the Mid Atlantic, where it all started for the Nature BOY! And World Championship Wrestling itself! WOOOOOOO!!!
And the more things change, the more things stay the same. This is still a GREAT city, World Championship Wrsestling is still great, the World Heavyweight Championship is still the most sought after prize in professional sports, WOOOO!!! And by god, Space Mountain is still the best ride in the park.
"Without further adeiu, tonight's contract signing is for the main event at Bash at the Beach. It will be for the World Heavyweight Championship, between Booker T...."
...BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....
"And ... GOLDBERG!"
...GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG...
...GOLDBERG....
CAN YOU DIG IT, SUCKA!
With the neighs of horses, the scrambling of hooves on the PA, here comes Booker T
His hair has been trimmed right down
He has a serious look on his face, as he comes to the ring led by Arn Anderson
Booker is an armani pin striped suit, and a pimp like hat
Booker T looks at 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair before snatching the microphone, and handing it onto Arn Anderson
"You know what Ric Flair, you're yesterdays news. This is today's and tomorrow's headline act, and you know what, he's a FOUR HORSEMEN! You know Booker, we used to have a guy we called... Nature Boy Ric Flair in our ranks. He was... GREAT. But as he says, the more things change... well, no, the more things change. You were ONCE great Ric. Now you're a coward. You were offered the opporunity, consciously you retired, subconsciously you admitted you were no longer good enough. It's very simple as to why we recruited Booker T, because Booker T was the proudest defender of World Championship Wrestling. He fought with injury after injury. He did whatever was asked of him. And for what return? Nothing. Now Booker T comes along to the Four Horsemen, and gets his rightful shot at World Heavyweight Championship, and not only that, night after night he flies in a leerjet, he drives in a limousine, is driven I should say, and HE's a kiss stealin, stylin, profilin, WOOO! son of a gun. He's everything you once were Ric, only... Better. Now let's get this sharrade over with, he's got a match tonight and I want to get back there to give him some wise... wise words."
"By the way Ric, I would like to tell you what I really think of you, for once and for all, you low..."
The Invasion March Music starts!
...GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
....GOLDBERG....
...GOLDBERG....
Once in the ring, Goldberg takes one quick look at Booker T, and signs the contract
Booker T follows suit
Goldberg: "YOU'RE N.."


A*

WHAM!


The two cameraman start nailing Goldberg and Flair to the ground!
They pull back wigs to reveal HBK and Chris Kanyon!
This is a Four Horsemen pound-a-thon!
Goldberg needs help
Just then, Stinger's music hits...


A*

Four Horsemen ('Positively' Chris Kanyon and 'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels) v Sting and "Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe


Apparently we got ourselves a tag bout!
The ring crew quickly remove the table, as Sting and Samoa Joe rush to the ring
Rights
Lefts
This is on for young and old
Wow!
It's a rumble fiasco
All sides going toe to toe
Finally, the ring clears and we have Sting and Kanyon
Two great WCW stalwarts
Well, of course Kanyon isn't anymore
It was like watching Sting from 1997
He was in rare form
He was in punishing form
This is the Stinger we know and love
Slick tag to Samoa Joe
Tag out to Michaels
The master, and the pupil
The present, the future
Make of it what you will
Slightly different styles, definitely different intensities
Heartbreak Kid is so experienced, he works the ring brilliantly
Joe, he's a choke out machine!
Joe put on a REAR NAKED CHOKE HOLD! Kanyon rushed in, as did the GIANT!
Sting rushes in for the save, SO DOES SEAN O'HAIRE!
WE HAVE A DOUBLE DISQUALIFICATION!
WOW THIS FIGHT IS GETTING VERY SURREAL!


A*

ORDER! ORDER!


The ring filled, Vader was there...
Undertaker was there
This was going off!
We've still got a match to go!
Suddenly Charleston's finest rushed the ring, and tried to seperate the tense melee`
David Penzer told the wrestlers to calm it down, there was still a match to go tonight - Dave, relax, I'm sure this isn't a shoot fight dude!
Eventually, after much peppar spray, many night sticks, and many handcuffs, order was FINALLY restored
This left only Vader and Booker T at ringside, for their main event


A*

Booker T v Vader


Wow, feel the fire tonight
Fire is on Fire
This Horsemen v WCW stuff seems to be getting very, very personal
Is there anyone of note not involved with one side or the other?
Talk about pride and passion
And these two are no different
The Benedict Arnold of WCW versus the man with the power for WCW
Vader is no mug
He's a former three time World Heavyweight Champion
And he was giving a great account of himself here
Vicious poundings
Vicious assault on Booker T
EVen the pragmatic Vader seemed to be taking Booker's defection to heart
And why not
It was cheap, and cowardly
Booker though took the pounding well
Going outside the ring to recuperate as he's entitled to
After finally slowing the match down he was able to drop kick Vader, and regain ascendency
To the point where.... HARLEM HANGOVER! Haven't seen that in ages! 1.....2.....3!


A*

Rating: A*
Attendance: 10,000

Fire was watched on CBS by.... 4,241876 viewers! I'm stunned by that result! That's EASILY the biggest viewership since taking over WCW for either WCW or WWF! WOW!

Coincidentally, WCW's popularity US wide is now 80.2%. A's baby - toot toot!

Till next time, we're outta time!

tristram
03-21-2007, 02:54 AM
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The Outsiders: Reformed
By Betty Humpdir (iwouldithinkshesnotbadafterall@wrestlingisgoodmmk ay.com)

World Championship Wrestling sprung another surprise last night with the re-emergence of former WCW World Tag Team, United States and Television Champion, Scott Hall, formerly known in the World Wrestling Federation as Razor Ramon. Hall appeared early in the show alongside "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash, to attack the Steiner Brothers following their defeat of Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell and "New Generation" Rey Mysterio Jr.

Hall of course recently left World Championship Wrestling in a shroud of controversy following alcohol abuse which left him unreliable and frustrating to booking agents who saw him as a massively unfulfilled talent. Many in the industry had previously mentioned him as a potential main eventer, but this never consistently eventuated largely due to his alcohol problems.

"He's on a one chance basis," 'Mean' Gene Okerlund said on his hotline. "Scott Hall is recognised as one of the most enigmatic figures in the world of professional wrestling, even when he wasn't with the company some time ago the fans would chant his name relentlessly in the feint hope that he would reappear. His charisma is legendary, and his tag team combination with Kevin Nash brought about 6 World Tag Team Championship's as the Outsiders. The locker room largely appear to have accepted him back into the fold, especially Kevin and his other good friend Shawn Michaels."

John Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of World Championship Wrestling further endorsed Okerlund's comments on WCW.com.

"Scott Hall is a quality performer. We have sat down with Scott and explained very clearly World Championship Wrestling protocol and standards, and as the likes of Kimberley Page and Major Gunns found out earlier this year, we are actively enforcing those standards through various disciplinary measures, including potential contract termination. Scott accepts this, and was visibly excited about getting a final chance, he sees his career as being one that has been up and down, but moreso a career that has never achieved all it's promised to. He really wants to rise to the top, and ensure World Championship Wrestling is consistently at the top too, and once we were reassured of that there was no question about offering a contract to Scott."

It appears already that World Championship Wrestling has reignited the tag team feud the Outsiders had with the Steiner brothers in and around 1997 before Scott turned to the New World Order. It appears though the parts are being placed in reverse, the Outsiders as the babyfaces and the Steiner brothers as heels.

It will be interesting to see if Scott Hall can keep his behaviour on an even keel, and if so, how much he can achieve under a regime that seems hell bent on pushing young stars to the top at the expense of any older generation superstars. This may come as a real culture shock to someone like Scott Hall who witnessed a real political power play during his tenure there, although admittedly he himself was seen as a fair player who did not pull strings, and gladly put others over where need be so this probably will not affect him as much as it would affect others out of that group.

theoutlaw321
03-21-2007, 07:48 AM
The Outsiders return. Cool. Will the NWO return to battle the Horsemen?

Think you can keep Scott out of the bars?

cmdrsam
03-21-2007, 08:04 AM
Wow. Thats all I can say is WOW. This just got real interesting Hall/Nash returning and the Horsemen done right. Bows down and chant "Were not worthy" Congrats on the huge ratings. And continued good work.

keefmoon
03-21-2007, 08:47 AM
Knowing your opinion on a few things about WCW, I don't think you'll go with an nWo reformation. I don't think he should, it ran its course and you've got on top now (with phenomenal ratings) so no need to bring up a storyline people were sick of around the 2001 time.

Even though you're writing it well, I'm not totally into this D.I.C.K storyline if I'm being honest. I can't help but think that if I were watching it for real I wouldn't really enjoy it. With that said, you've written it up well and you're once again doing what you have a brilliant knack for; you're using your midcard to great effect and keeping everyone involved.

I'm really enjoying your booking and writing up of this whole Horsemen angle. Everyone involved with it (including rivals like Goldberg) are looking great and it has to be one of the top angles I've seen on these forums.

deimos_masque
03-21-2007, 09:47 AM
YEAH! I'm glad to see people getting in behind the likes of O'Haire, Storm, Lynn, Juvi and co, ultimately it's been a great thrill seeing them rise to the top.

They all had the potential in WCW, and they were getting over just as WCW died on us.

Sean O'Haire has always been a guilty pleasure of mine as I thought he really had the look and the skill to go right to the top. I thought what the WWE tried to do with him in his "Devil's Advocate" roll was great until they decided to just drop it and team him with Piper for no reason.

Juvi is really his own worst enemy having ruined every shot he has with drugs and behavior (here's hoping he doesn't do the same here).

Storm is the victim on lack of faith in his charisma and promo work. Same with Lynn.

BTW to give me my ultimate guilty Pleasure. Samoa Joe and Sean O'Haire as a tag team.

tristram
03-21-2007, 11:30 PM
The Outsiders return. Cool. Will the NWO return to battle the Horsemen?

Think you can keep Scott out of the bars?

It'll be a challenge to keep Scott off the g.r.o.g

I would highly doubt the nWo would appear in DOWCW. I was not a fan of how it monopolized the WCW roster to the point it largely made the midcard seem ineffective and uncapable of moving to the main event scene.

Wow. Thats all I can say is WOW. This just got real interesting Hall/Nash returning and the Horsemen done right. Bows down and chant "Were not worthy" Congrats on the huge ratings. And continued good work.

Thanks mate, I appreciate that. I was astonished by the ratings, they are so far and away the best I've had in this game, and I'm glad because several mid and lower midcard wrestlers got to be part of it.

Knowing your opinion on a few things about WCW, I don't think you'll go with an nWo reformation. I don't think he should, it ran its course and you've got on top now (with phenomenal ratings) so no need to bring up a storyline people were sick of around the 2001 time.

Even though you're writing it well, I'm not totally into this D.I.C.K storyline if I'm being honest. I can't help but think that if I were watching it for real I wouldn't really enjoy it. With that said, you've written it up well and you're once again doing what you have a brilliant knack for; you're using your midcard to great effect and keeping everyone involved.

I'm really enjoying your booking and writing up of this whole Horsemen angle. Everyone involved with it (including rivals like Goldberg) are looking great and it has to be one of the top angles I've seen on these forums.

Yeah, my views on the nWo are well known. Although a few things, never trust a Rattlesnake (Stone Cold) and I believe Stone Cold again, never say never. Although, I seriously would not like the chances of a New World Order in DOWCW, it's not on my wish list, and unless the fans of this diary push for it directly, or indirectly through comments I feel they would like something similar, I will not have it in here. As above, I feel the nWo's booking was a large reason for the ultimate demise, which is unfortunate, given how it helped esculate the WCW product into a household name.

On D.I.C.K, it's just my sick sense of humour really :) Personally, I can see the protagonistic Disco Inferno and the antagonistic Shane Douglas situation. Disco to me was largely a comic character, whereas Shane Douglas I think was repressed from really ever ascending to his natural heights in WCW, so that's got to create genuine heat and animosity, and most importantly, my favourite buzz word, conflict. Ultimately, I haven't used Bam Bam, Hugh, Disco or Shane particularly well in this diary, and in my mind, they all had the potential to rise to at least consistently upper midcard status in WCW, so this is a bit of a litmus test to see who takes advantage of the exposure and makes something of themselves.

They all had the potential in WCW, and they were getting over just as WCW died on us.

Sean O'Haire has always been a guilty pleasure of mine as I thought he really had the look and the skill to go right to the top. I thought what the WWE tried to do with him in his "Devil's Advocate" roll was great until they decided to just drop it and team him with Piper for no reason.

Juvi is really his own worst enemy having ruined every shot he has with drugs and behavior (here's hoping he doesn't do the same here).

Storm is the victim on lack of faith in his charisma and promo work. Same with Lynn.

BTW to give me my ultimate guilty Pleasure. Samoa Joe and Sean O'Haire as a tag team.

Well Deimos, stay tuned, you never know, one day that combination may well appear :)