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Week 2, August 1997
The Cajundome (Lafayette, Louisiana)
ATT: 11,694
TV: 18.18
Announce Team: Tony Schiavone, Eric Bischoff and Mike Tenay


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We are just six days away from Road Wild.....and just six days away from Sting and The Warrior facing off against the Mega Powers of Professional Wrestling.....Hollywood Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage.......both of whom are making their way out now, along with the rest of the Titans of Wrestling.......and after the assault of the Warrior last week, and Sting’s agreement that should Hollywood defeat HIM at Road Wild in that Tag Team Match, then Sting will not be granted a WCW Championship Match for as long as Hogan has the belt, the WCW Champion appears to be in a very good mood......obviously the fact that Russo agreed that should Sting defeat Hogan in that tag match he gets a WCW Title shot next month, isn’t even factoring into his mindset right about now......

......the group enter the ring as a unit and its Vince Russo that takes the microphone, saying that all is good in the camp of the Titans.......the Warrior has been taken out......Sting is GOING to be taken out......the Nasty Boys are going to regain the WCW Tag Team Titles from the Road Warriors (if they know what is good for them)......and to top it all off, as a VERY special treat tonight.......Hollywood Hogan, the biggest Icon In all of Professional Wrestling.....is going to lace up those boots, and put the WCW Championship on the line, for the entertainment of all you morons in the crowd.......

”.......see, while Hollywood will be in Tag Team competition on Sunday, the old men sat on the WCW Championship Committee have DEMANDED that Hogan put the gold on the line tonight........but those old farts didn’t speculate WHO our man Hollywood had to face.......so I’ve signed one of the hottest free agents in the sport to face Hollywood.......a man who has held Championships in every promotion he’s been in bro........a man, who once he passes his initiation tonight, will be the NEWEST member, of the Titans of Wrestling..........”




































”.......Curt Hennig......”

.......the rest of the Titans stand applauding as the former Mr. Perfect makes his WCW debut.....the name might be different but there’s no mistaking that cocky swagger (and gum swat) as the newest member of the WCW roster makes his way down the aisle and in to the ring, where he shakes hands with all of the Titans......

......Russo pulls a contract out of his pocket, telling Hennig that here is his (very lucrative) future right here......a brand new WCW contract just waiting for his signature......

”......which I will hand to you personally to sign.......AFTER tonight’s main event......because Hollywood will be putting the title on the line.......and you know what you have to do.......right?....”

......Hennig tells Russo not to worry, he knows EXACTLY what he has to do tonight.....because he’s here to add a little bit of perfection to the Titans of Wrestling, before giving a little wink and shaking Hogans hand, as Tony Schiavone bemoans the fact that Hennig is clearly going to take the dive tonight, giving Hollywood an easy victory just six days away from Road Wild.

Rating: A

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Our first match of the evening sees WCW newcomer Jeff Hardy in action, fresh off his surprise reveal and victory over Eddie Guerrero last week......a victory which grants him a shot at the WCW United States Championship at Road Wild, a fact that Eddie Guerrero is none to happy with.....but then that’s what happens when you go around making open challenges......

.....Hardy’s opponent tonight is perennial jobber to the stars VK Wallstreet, a solid if unspectacular performer who will give anyone a decent match, which is exactly what this was....and as Schiavone fawns over Hardy, telling us what a coup it was to land this talented youngster, Jeff puts his opponent away with the now familiar Swanton Bomb.

Winner: Jeff Hardy
Rating: B

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Hardy mounts the second turnbuckle to celebrate in front of these fans that have obviously taken to him........which is when the United States Champion comes skulking down the aisle like the Repo Man......he slowly rolls into the ring and unhooks his title belt from around his waist and clutching it like a weapon, slowly advancing on the unsuspecting Jeff Hardy.......

.......the crowd does their best to warn Jeff, and like a true pantomime villain Guerrero places his finger on his lips, encouraging the fans to quiet down.....Hardy obviously got the message however, because quick as a flash he steps up to the top rope and comes flying off with a Whisper in the Wind that almost takes Guerrero’s head off......

......Eddie drops the US Title as he rolls to the safety of the outside, leaving Jeff alone in the ring to pick up the strap and hold it high in the air for these approving fans....as Schiavone tells us that if Jeff Hardy can defeat Eddie Guerrero one more time at Road Wild, he will be the new WCW United States Champion.

Rating: B

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Straight back to the action now, as The Ultimate Warrior Lite, everybody’s favourite paint covered performer (What? Don’t laugh.....there’s a kid out there somewhere that loves......) the Renegade, goes up against the true Sherman Tank of a man, Scott Norton and his hugely barrelled chest.....

......I’d like to say this was a pretty even affair, but that would be a lie.....Flash beat the snot out of the Renegade (ha, suck on that Renegade you stroppy little sh!t) with little real retaliation from the (Big Baby)face....and when Renegade DID finally begin to show a little bit of offence, he was quickly distracted by the arrival of Mortis and his manager James Vandenberg, who make their way down the aisle.....

.....not that Norton really needed the assist, finishing off the hapless Renegade with an inverted shoulder breaker for the three count.

Winner: Scott Norton
Rating: C-

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In somewhat of a reoccurring theme, the masked Mortis makes his way into the ring, with his microphone wielding manager following him in.....Mortis drags the Renegade to his feet, and holds him in place so that Vandenberg can look the man in the eyes as he tells him that he warned him this would happen.......he warned him that imperfections would no longer be tolerated here in WCW.......Vandenberg reaches out and rubs his hand over the painted face of the Renegade, attempting to wipe the red and yellow colours (what’s left of them anyway) away, telling him that he is nothing but a cheap imitation.....and imitation is NOT the most sincere form of flattery.....it is merely the instruments of the unoriginal.....before finally telling Mortis to finish the imposter off for good.....

.......Mortis spins his victim around and sets him up for what appears to be a Flatliner......accept the Renegade has apparently had enough of the constant abuse and attacks, breaking free from the hold with a series of elbow strikes that rock the masked man, before unloading with a number of right hands that back his attacker up against the ropes......

......Renegade backs up and sends Mortis flying over the top with a running Clothesline, before turning to focus his attention on Vandenberg, who immediately bolts and joins his man on the outside.....as the two would be attackers retreat to the back, leaving the Renegade to beat his chest in the middle of the ring.

Rating: D

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Last week it was Earl Robert Eaton stepping into the ring with veteran Rick Martel......this week it’s his partner, the Rookie Duke, Douglas Williams who has the pleasure of tangling with Martel, less than one week before the former Model meets the head of state of the Blue Blood family, his Lordship, Steven Regal (even though technically.....and I may be wrong.....I think a Lord would be below and Earl.....and a Duke above them both but hey ho) for Regal’s Television Championship......

.......Regal has guaranteed that both Eaton and Williams will not be a factor in their Road Wild clash.....just as Eaton and Regal are not a factor here tonight unfortunately for Williams, because he really could have done with the help.....maybe then Martel wouldn’t have had him submitting to the Boston Crab......and for Rick Martel, that’s two Blue Bloods down, one to go......the one with the Television Title.

Winner: Rick Martel
Rating: C+

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To the back we go now.....and from Television Title implications, the focus switches to the Tag Team Title’s, as Champions The Road Warriors are backstage with Mean Gene.....Gene says that it would appear that Vince Russo has set his sights on bringing those WCW Tag Team Championships back into the gold of the Titans of Wrestling......and he’s made it clear that the Nasty Boy’s position within the group may be at stake should they fail to win at Road Wild.......and that in itself should make for some very desperate....and very dangerous opponents......

.......Animal doesn’t agree, shouting at Gene that the only two dangerous men in that match, are standing right here.......he says the Road Warriors are the Tag Team Champions, and the Road Warriors are going to stay the Tag Team Champions, no matter how desperate the Nasty Boys are......”tell ‘em Hawk”......

”.......WELLLLLL.....MEAN GENE........IF YOU ASK ME.....THE ONLY THING DANGEROUS ABOJT THE NASTY BOYS......IS THEIR BODY ODOUR.......IN FACT, I’M A LITTLE JEALOUS OF THEM GENE.......”


“.........jealous?.......of the Nasty Boys?......”


“.......JEALOUS.......YOU KNOW WHY?.......BECAUSE AFTER ME AND ANIMAL KNOCK THEIR NOSES SIDEWAYS ACROSS THEIR STINKING FACES, THEY’RE NEVER GONNA HAVE TO SUFFER THE STENCH OF THEOR PUNGENT ARMPITS EVER AGAIN......BUT THEN, AFTER THIS MATCH.....THEY'RE NEVER GOING TO SUFFER ANYTHING.....BECAUSE WE’RE GONNA PUT THEM DOWN LIKE THE MONGREL DOGS THEY ARE........UHHHHH......WHAT A R.........”


.......hold that thought........



























......or that catchphrase at least.......because Knobbs and Saggs, the Nasty Boys come flying into shot with a couple of steel chairs.....that they smash across the backs of the Road Warriors with a sickening crash.....before showing EVERYONE just how desperate and dangerous they are, as they each lay about ten shots each on both Hawk and Animal respectively, before throwing the steel to the ground, telling Hawk and Animal that one way or another, those Tag Team Titles are coming home with the Nasty’s this Sunday night.

Rating: B

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Time for Tag Team action now.......and as the Soul Train took on the intimidating combination of Mike Awesome and Gideon Cain, we actually learned something pretty interesting in this match.......well, two things actually, but one of those has obviously been a note before that I missed......because Missy has managed Awesome during a match before now, I just obviously didn’t notice the note that the duo had some good chemistry as a pairing.......which is fortunate, because Awesome really does need a mouthpiece........but not only that, we found out this evening, that Mike Awesome and Gideon Cain have some EXCELLENT chemistry as Tag Team Partners.......which is even better.....because while I DIDN’T have plans with them as a full time team, they were clearly going to have to team on occasion.......although with this Tag Team display, maybe they will find themselves as more of a permanent fixture in the Tag Team ranks in the future.......and that excellent chemistry, is what probably helped the pair tonight, after finishing off the enormous Ice Train with an assisted Powerbomb.

Winner(s): Mike Awesome & Gideon Cain
Rating: B-

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Missy Hyatt quickly bounces into the ring, shoving the official to one side so that she can raise her victorious men’s arms, before grabbing a microphone......she does all the talking while her two walking man mountains stand menacingly behind her......she says that it’s funny, how after getting just a little taste of her clients power, that The Giant.....Bam Bam Bigelow and Vader, all quickly turned their attention away from Mike Awesome and Gideon Cain.....and decided that they would be better off just fighting amongst themselves.....

”......because they know, that when it comes to a battle of the giants, they’ve got nothing on my big boys......”

.......she says that while THEY might be more interested in fighting each other, Awesome and Cain are still interested in proving that they are the BEST big men in wrestling today.....and since Missy has always been partial to a little three way action.....how about we make a little triangle match for Road Wild......Vader and Bam Bam.....the Giant "and I guess Lex Luger, since he insists on keep coming out here" against Mike Awesome and Gideon Cain......whaddya say to that boys?......





















......the Giant is out first, with Lex Luger in tow.....obviously Luger has less of a stake in this challenge but he's there to back up his friend, and the duo quickly accept, especially (claims Luger) if it means that they can finally move on from this distraction and get back to focusing on Hogan and the Titans of Wrestling........Vader and Bam Bam aren't far behind, and they happily accept the challenge too, before breaking out into an argument with Luger and the Giant (mainly the Giant to be fair) about who's going to get their hands on Awesome first.....and argument that soon transcends into a shoving match, as Missy and her men once again watch on from a distance laughing, while their Road Wild opponents concentrate on each other.

Rating: A

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It's that time of the show again.....time to wheel out the rookie Bill Goldberg and his latest victim......tonight's challenge comes in the form of a former pirate and current Amazing French Canadian.....Carl Oulette......there's not much to say really.....it was short and sweet and the result was pretty much a given.....you know how it goes by now....Spear, Jackhammer.......splat.....Bill Goldberg wins again.

Winner: Bill Goldberg
Rating: C-

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It's backstage we go again now.....and Mean Gene is with the man called Sting.....a man who, should he manage to defeat Hollywood Hogan in Sunday nights tag team main event, will be competing for the WCW Championship at next months Pay Per view offering......of course should Hollywood defeat HIM, then the Stinger will not be granted a World Title opportunity for as long as Hogan holds the gold.......an outcome that is looking more possible by the minute, because Stings partner I'm that match, The Warrior......is nowhere to be seen......an observation that Gene makes immediately, asking Sting where his brother in pain is?......

......Sting says he doesn't know......before saying that this is exactly why he wanted to be left alone......why he didn't want....need.......or offer help to ANYONE.....because no one can be relied upon.....no one can be trusted......and no one is there when you need them......he says he stupidly put his faith in the Warrior and where has it got him? But that's ok.....because if Sting has to take on both Hogan and Savage alone.....if Sting has to defeat two men by himself to get a shot at the WCW Championship, then that's exactly what he will do.

Rating: A

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It's back down to ringside for more tag team action now, as Buff Bagwell attempts to impress the Titans of Wrestling when he teams up with Jean Paul Levesque to take on Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Benoit.....although to be fair, after doing the job to Page last week, Levesque isn't in the Titan's (and specifically Vince Russo's) good books.....there isn't much patience for failure in the Titans.....

......Schiavone informs us that this match is a preview of sorts for Road Wild, because in six days Diamond Dallas Page will be clashing once again with Buff Bagwell.....while Chris Benoit will have his hands full with Jean Paul Levesque......Page and Benoit have their hands full this evening too.....because while they DO have the beautiful Kimberly in their corner, she's certainly no Enforcer.......unlike Ray Traylor who is out there to support his Titan Teammate and the Titan in Training.....which is exactly why Levesque was able to capitalise on the interference of the nightstick wielding Enforcer, hitting Page with the Pedigree to get his heat back brother.

Winner(s): Jean Paul Levesque & Buff Bagwell
Rating: B

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Following that the rest of the Titans make their way out, along with newest member Curt Hennig.....well, ALMOST the newest member, there's just the little matter of his initiation.....Russo tells Bagwell that "you did good tonight kid.....a few more displays like that and you might just be Titan material, but right now bro I need you to head to the back.....because this is Titan business, and you ain't one of us yet".....

.....Bagwell thanks Mr. Russo for the kind words, before doing as requested and heading to the showers.....Russo says that it's about that time......it's initiation time.....he pulls a pen and the contract out from his pocket and tells Hennig that he's just moments away from signing the most lucrative contract of his life......

"......so if you want to do the honours......and boys, if you all want to join young Buff in the back......we wouldn't want anyone claiming that Hollywood won this match with any help now would we......"

......Hennig (much to the disappointment of the crowd) lays down right in the middle of the ring as the rest of the Titans head to the back. Russo tells an official to "get his zebra ass out here so we can get this over with" before hopping to the outside.....Charles Robinson makes his way out and climbs into the ring.....he looks reluctant to ring the bell for this sham of a match however, at least until Russo tells him there are plenty of other referees out there if he doesn't want to do his job "so ring the damn bell......Curt Hennig has a contract to sign"......










"........actually........he doesn't........"













......apparently Eric Bischoff has something to say? After removing his headset to pick up a microphone.....not just to the confusion of Russo, but to the confusion of Schiavone and Tenay too......He tells Russo to hold on just a minute.....

"......you see, the WCW Championship Committee had a feeling that you might try and pull something like this....but they were willing to give you the benefit of the doubt.....that didn't mean they were unprepared however......they have however always been somewhat of a faceless committee, operating in a more backstage capacity............until now....."

.....Bischoff cracks that Ken Doll sh!t eating grin, before pointing at his adorably dimpled face......Russo is not happy about that, stating that Bischoff doing such a p!ss poor job of running this place was what got Russo this job in the first place, now he's the face of the Championship Committee? Bischoff says he's more than that.....he's much more......he's the counterpart to Russo.....the Ying to his Yang......but don't get your little panties in a bunch, Russo is still technically "the boss".......you can just think of Bischoff as.....the voice of reason.....the Commissioner if you will.......a role that comes with certain perks and responsibilities.....

......Russo cuts him off right there.....telling Bischoff that he ain't cancelling this match bro.....it's signed, it's sealed.....its official......Hollywood Hogan will be defending his WCW Championship tonight against Curt Hennig, and that's the last defence he will have to make for thirty days, and then Hennig will be signing this contract right here......Bischoff says he has no intention of cancelling the match........but Curt Hennig will NOT be signing that contract right there......

"......because he already signed THIS contract right here......."

......Bischoff holds up a WCW contract, with Curt Hennig's perfect signature on the bottom.....before pointing at the ring......and as Hollywood turns around, WCW's latest signing Curt Hennig punches the WCW Champion square in the face.....as Charles Robinson rings the bell......looks like Hogan is going to have to defend the Title the old fashioned way after all.....

Rating: B+

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.....because Curt Hennig is straight on the attack.....Schiavone is jubilant on commentary following Eric Bischoff's blockbuster announcement, stating that finally WCW is going to have a fighting chance around here, as Hennig goes to town on the World Champion......there aren't May people that are granted this sort of opportunity in their debut match for a company.....in fact, the last person to challenge for the World Title on his first match with the company may well have been Hollywood Hogan himself back in 1994.....but even then he had appeared on TV before hand......

......this is far from the first time that these two men have clashed, but this is a stark contrast from the American Made Hulk Hogan's battles with the dastardly Mr. Perfect, and Hollywood is completely on the back foot here, clearly unprepared for a fair fight.....he does manage to cheat his way back into the match with Russo cheering him on from ringside, but Hennig is here to make an impression, and manages to turn the tides one more, finally catching Hogan and hitting him with the Perfec.....erm, Hennig Plex, as Tony Schiavone practically orgasms live on air as the official counts one.......two.......thr.........but not three.........because Vince Russo dives into the ring and kicks Charles Robinson right in the ribs, before signalling to the back for re-enforcements.........Hennig has won this match.......but only by disqualification......which means your WCW Champion is STILL Hollywood Hogan......

Winner: Curt Hennig (via Disqualification)
Rating: B

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......not that Curt gets to celebrate.....because the entire Titans of Wrestling come running out from the back and pounce on him......this probably isn't how Russo envisioned his evening ending, but after being embarrassed by both Bischoff and Hennig, a show of strength is needed, and they certainly provide that here, as Hennig is utterly destroyed......and in a display eerie reminiscent of last week, Hennig is left laying as Savage spray paints a big T.o.W on his back, and all the momentum is immediately back in camp Titan, just six days away from Road Wild......and as Hogan and crew celebrate in the ring, a lone figure walk out from the back, coming to a halt at the entrance way..........












......and the show comes to a close, with Sting looking down at the ring at what may well be waiting for him at Road Wild, should he be forced to take on the Mega Powers of Professional Wrestling alone........is The Warrior going to make it to Sturgis? You will have to tune in Sunday to find out fans.

Rating: A*

Final Rating: B+

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