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OOC: More meddling – Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels now have a strong friendship. I guess I have to hope that Jericho’s the bigger influence in that friendship! And right after wondering about Ric and Blanco, Ric decided to pass on some tips on mic work to his protégé.

A* show number 3 in the diary, not too hard to be so good with this kind of talent at my disposal! It scored a 98 overall, so was my best show of the diary – the other A* shows both got a 96.

The main event (99) and semi-final (98) take 3rd and 7th spots in my best matches, respectively. The tag title match was ‘only’ a 90 so comes in at 29th.

Notable post show push updates: Konnan moves from enhancement to lower midcard, Cactus Jack and Ron Simmons drop from upper midcard to midcard (although Cactus gained a few points nationwide), Dustin Rhodes and Nikita Koloff drop to the upper midcard and Scott Steiner passes them as he moves into the main event.

I gave praise to Koloff, Vader and Arn after the show. Koloff and Vader had a show with ‘sensational wrestling and fantastic heat’... which only got a B-. Even with scripting, the match was heavily dinged for psychology; But they gave their all, and effort should be appreciated. Arn had an outstanding match with Bret, putting him over huge – Bret’s now at A overness nationwide, having been at C+ when he joined the company in the spring. It’s deliberately been a slow build for Bret, but he was my favourite wrestler for a very long time. He’s going to be more of a featured player going forwards.

Would you believe that Michael Hayes is #1 on the Who’s Hot list after the Clash? Tracy Smothers is #5, so apparently the Diamond Exchange is doing good work there. Marcus Bagwell is #1 on the Who’s Not list, apparently a 0.24 record isn’t enough to build momentum in WCW – it was 0.13 before his recent run of form alongside Steamboat, which may have been more of an issue.

And finally, Hayes was also up to a spot of clique building – is that irony? – when he forged a new friendship between Ron Simmons and Robert Gibson during the show.

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WCW Saturday Night
Beat The Champ: Beat The Champ: Ricky Steamboat (c) vs. El Tigre Blanco – WCW Television Title
Sting (c) vs. Satoshi Kojima – WCW United States Title
The Young Pistols and Michael Hayes vs. Rick Rude, Arn Anderson and Steve Austin – non-title
Dustin Rhodes and Barry Windham vs. The Stocks And Shares Express
Ric Flair vs. Terence Taylor
The Special Forces vs. The Lightning Express
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Sounds like Michael Hayes need to drop a job to Rick Rude, ah doot doot doot!
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Beat The Champ: Ricky Steamboat (c) vs. El Tigre Blanco – WCW Television Title
Sting (c) vs. Satoshi Kojima – WCW United States Title
The Young Pistols and Michael Hayes vs. Rick Rude, Arn Anderson and Steve Austin – non-title
Dustin Rhodes and Barry Windham vs. The Stocks And Shares Express
Ric Flair vs. Terence Taylor
The Special Forces vs. The Lightning Express
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Surprised to see Michael Hayes so over. Granted, I know very little of his actual career as an in-ring guy (he's Dok Hendrix to me!). Knowing this, I probably shouldn't have been so surprised to see him get the better of HBK over and over again.

Beat The Champ: Beat The Champ: Ricky Steamboat (c) vs. El Tigre Blanco – WCW Television Title
Sting (c) vs. Satoshi Kojima – WCW United States Title lariat
The Young Pistols and Michael Hayes vs. Rick Rude, Arn Anderson and Steve Austin – non-title
Dustin Rhodes and Barry Windham vs. The Stocks And Shares Express
Ric Flair vs. Terence Taylor
The Special Forces vs. The Lightning Express
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A doot doot doot!

Hayes was a Southern legend in wrestling - leading the original Freebirds alongside Buddy Roberts and Terry Gordy, he was the lead villain (and therefore main draw) against the Von Erich family in the World Class territory in the early 80s. This is a decent summary of a feud that did incredible business in Texas for several years, but it's hard to look back at that time and not feel an incredible sadness over how incredibly sad the story of the Von Erich boys is, even now.

In JCP/WCW, Hayes was teamed with Jimmy 'Jam' Garvin* as a new incarnation of the Freebirds, Garvin having been an unofficial/occasional member/ally in World Class. The team had some success, winning the World and US tag belts twice, and the Six Man titles as well, but they were pretty much just another team in late 80s/early 90s WCW alongside the Road Warriors, Steiners and the Midnight + Rock n Roll Expresses. Hayes was briefly US champion as well, but even being a fan of his and (surprise!) being fond of late 80s/early 90s WCW I was only reminded of this when looking him up on Wikipedia.

Once the WCW Freebirds had run their course Hayes kicked about for a bit in singles and tags before landing a job in WWF, where he remains to this day. Some former employees have nicer things to say about him than others, shall we say, but that's for another time. In this diary, he's a troll on-screen and a handy avatar for a certain type of booking approach behind the scenes... and pretty much my first impression of JCP/WCW was him being a consummate heel in a match against the Young Pistols on Worldwide back in 1990 or so. He'll always have a place in my WCW, even if that's just stirring the pot for bigger names...

* You may also know Garvin as being the kayfabe brother of 'Rugged' Ronnie Garvin, former NWA World Champion. I mention this because Ronnie was actually Jimmy's stepfather, despite only being seven years older than him. Wrestling families are rarely simple.
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World Championship Wrestling presents: Saturday Night
Saturday, Week 4, September 1992

Your commentators: Jim Ross and Paul E. Dangerously

Segment of the Night – Ultimate

In a training facility somewhere in the Mid-Atlantic, Big Van Vader stalked around a practise ring as Mr Hughes and the One Percenters stood silent watch over a lineup of nervous-looking sparring partners. As each opponent entered the ring, Vader delivered a series of brutal, crushing blows that dropped them to the mat in seconds. Each of his victims had several features in common – tall, long hair, and sculpted musculature, even if none of them quite captured the unique look of...

Race: Warrior... Big Van Vader knows you. Big Van Vader has warred with you. Big Van Vader has destroyed you.

Race: And still you come after this titan, this colossus, this rampaging mastodon. A man who, in ancient times, would have lead armies, conquered the world, leaving nothing but destruction and misery in his wake.

Race: And still you challenge him.

Race: Warrior, bravery becomes insanity when taken too far. Pride becomes self-delusion.

Race: Look at this man. 450 pounds of relentless fury, unmatched ferocity, unquenchable desire for victory. For all your vaunted strength, Warrior, for all your fabled intensity, each time you came before Vader, he crushed you. Twice now he’s left you lying. Twice now you’ve been sent to the hospital, or disappeared on spiritual journeys, or whatever you want to call it.

Race: Keep pressing, Warrior, and Vader will crush you again, will destroy you again, will prove again the lie in your name. This man-

He turned and pointed into the ring, where Vader stood alone, his line of victims empty, Hughes and the One Percenters dragging his broken foes away.

Race: -is the true ultimate warrior. He dominates, he destroys, he devastates...

Race: And Warrior, next time you show your face again, no matter how much war paint you may cover yourself with, Vader will crush you again.

Vader climbed through the ropes and approached the camera, which retreated several steps as its holder backed away, only for Vader to grab the cameraman and hold him in place.

Vader: Warrior... No pain! No pain! Not for Vader, but you, Warrior, will fall again, will suffer again, and be broken for good! I’m gonna destroy you, Warrior, when you show your face! Come find me, Warrior! I’m a tough guy to miss! And when you decide to stop playing smoke and mirrors, I’ll have you crushed at my feet before you can beg for mercy!

WCW Hotline Show Notes

The York Foundation managed to double down on bagging the main event on Saturday Night, also securing the semi-final spot for Terence Taylor as he tackled Ric Flair. The new number one contender to the World title was in fine form, whooooing at all and sundry and inviting Alexandra York for a ride on Space Mountain, but even though he seemed out to have fun, he still had the ring smarts to keep Taylor from gaining the decisive advantage, eventually securing the win with the Figure Four Leglock.

Ross: The momentum is with the Nature Boy right now!

Dangerously: But the gold is with Rick Rude – and it’s going nowhere!

The Calgary Connection were adamant when approached by Eric Bischoff: No rematch! Much of what else the young pairing had to say about Dustin Rhodes and Barry Windham is, frankly, unrepeatable – but the gist is that they held onto their World tag titles at the Clash, and that’s the only opportunity the Texans will be getting!

The main event saw the Stocks And Shares Express tackling Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes, and the veterans smartly went after Windham early and often, trying to drive him into the kind of angry recklessness that cost his side at the Clash. It didn’t seem to take much for Windham to start boiling over, although it must be said that the Express seemed to regret pushing him to his tipping point – you don’t poke an angry bear, after all! But rather than his going completely off the rails, Windham’s raging rampage was cut short as Rhdoes tagged himself in and took it to the Express, capitalising on the damage Windham had dealt to deftly take Gibson out with a lunging lariat, before snatching a diving Morton out of the air with a powerslam, and then delivering a Running Bulldog to pick up the win!

Dangerously: Well, well, well, the student becomes the teacher – such a shame that Rhodes couldn’t do that last week. No rematch!

The business relationship between the Diamond Exchange and Dangerous Alliance has had benefits for both sides, and here the Young Pistols and Michael Hayes felt that for themselves. A spirited match against Rick Rude, Arn Anderson and Steve Austin was just getting going when the Diamond Exchange rushed the ring and jumped the new Six Man champions, laying waste to them as the Alliance trio looked on in varying shades of amusement and indifference.

Patricia Martin managed to track down both Cactus Jack and Scott Steiner for Saturday Night viewers – give that woman a hazardous duty bonus! Cactus said that he’d done Jesse Ventura a favour by stepping in the ring with Scott Steiner and Randy Savage, and now he was looking for a favour from the Commissioner – a match he’d been looking forward to for a long, long time... Steiner was a little more forthcoming, saying that Savage was yesterday’s news, and all Steiner was interested in was what he could get for himself today, tomorrow, and beyond.

Nikita Koloff and Ron Simmons were reviewing the tape of Koloff’s match with Vader backstage when the Thrillseekers passed by, and saw fit to offer some suggestions of their own about how to tackle a monster like Vader. Neither Koloff nor Simmons saw this in the spirit we believe the young Canadians offered it, and now next week we’ll see the veterans and the youngsters in a tag match!

After his stunning showing against Arn Anderson at the Clash, Bret Hart offered some clues to his next move in WCW – tackling anyone above him in the rankings, whoever they may be! Dare we say it? A battle pitting Scorpion against Sharpshooter could be huge!

Ricky Steamboat moved one step closer to the title shot of his choice and banked a cool $1,000 on Saturday night, but El Tigre Blanco made him work for it! The masked luchador, backed by his partner Konnan, took the fight right to the veteran champion, who had Marcus Bagwell in his corner watching closely. The young starlet had a great seat to see a tremendous fight as Steamboat had to hold out against his fiery challenger, who may even have resorted to bending the rules a little here and there in his effort to regain the Television title. Steamboat, however, has been there, seen that, and bought the t-shirt, and was able to land the crucial blow with a Diving Crossbody to pick up the win! Afterwards, Steamboat shook Blanco’s hand, acknowledging his efforts.

Ross: A great show of sportsmanship from this veteran to a relative newcomer to the sport. Ricky Steamboat is a class act!

Dangerously: Yeah, maybe, but he has Steve Austin tomorrow night...

Sting had a challenger of his own to deal with in the form of Brutal K’s Satoshi Kojima. The young Japanese competitor fought hard at first, but when it became clear that Sting’s greater strength and experience would tell against him, Kojima called his partner Koji Kanemoto into the ring and the two attacked Sting until the referee was able to force his way between them, allowing Sting to regain the advantage with a double clothesline. Brutal K bailed out of the ring and headed to the back, leaving Sting looking frustrated at an unsatisfactory result.

Ross: What is with those kids?

Dangerously: I couldn’t possibly comment, Ross.

Welcome back Firebreaker Chip! The young patriot has been on the shelf of late, but the Special Forces are now reunited and put up a great effort against the Lightning Express, albeit falling victim at the end to a sneaky spot of rule bending by Tim Horner. Still, perhaps the Special Forces will take solace in the presence of the young lady at ringside, who was watching this match very closely indeed!
Show rating: B+

OOC: Morton and Gibson in the main event? Well, why not – we have a lot of built-up momentum from all the A/A* shows recently, and giving them a chance to stake a claim for a higher profile spot seemed worthwhile.

It didn’t work, but it was worth seeing how it panned out.
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Ric followed Dusty into the locker room as fast as the older man’s legs could lead him. Konnan was being pulled back by three or four other wrestlers, as a few others tended to his victim.

“What. The. Hell,” Flair snapped. Konnan snarled, and spat on the man who was still lying on the floor. One of the wrestlers thumped Konnan across the back of the head – Flair realised belatedly that it was an unmasked El Tigre Blanco. Konnan simmered down some, although he was still glaring daggers from behind his mask.

Flair looked at the man down on the floor. His jaw dropped.

Pee Wee?” He looked at the referee, then up at Dusty, who looked as shocked as Ric felt. They turned to look at Konnan.

“Konnan, what the hell?”

Blanco and the others seemed to feel that Konnan could be trusted, so they released him and allowed him to straighten himself out.

“He mocked me, what was I supposed to do?”

Ric looked down at Pee Wee Anderson again, and then back up at Konnan.

“He’s a referee! Why’d you have to do anything?”

“He mocked me!”

“He’s a referee!”

Ric and Konnan stared at one another. Recognising an impasse, Ric crouched down to Anderson.

“Pee Wee, you okay?”

Anderson was clutching his jaw. He spat out some blood, which landed on his shirt.

“What do you think, Ric?”

“Sure, silly question. Don’t worry, we’ll get you looked at.”

Those helping Anderson helped him to his feet, but Anderson wouldn’t leave the locker room.

“What’s happening to him?” he demanded, looking at Konnan. Konnan stared back, no sign of remorse visible beneath the mask.

“Pee Wee, why’d Konnan attack you?”

“He said I was making fun of Hispanics, which I wasn’t, and then he just decked me! He must’ve hit me three or four times before anyone could get on him.”

“Konnan?”

“He was mocking me, Ric – Mr Flair, sir. He was doing some dumb Latino accent thing.”

Ric looked at Anderson.

“My girlfriend is Puerto Rican, Ric. I wasn’t making fun, just telling a story about her.”

“Oh.”

For the first time, Konnan looked abashed, but he said nothing more, even as Anderson scowled at him.

“Konnan, this doesn’t happen again, understand? You screwed up – and you took it out on someone who’s smaller than you, and who can’t defend himself like one of the boys. I don’t know what on earth they do down in Mexico, but here in America you’re lucky I’m not firing your ass right now.”

“Yeah, I got you boss. Sorry, Pee Wee.”

“My name’s Randy,” Anderson snapped. “Ric, is that it? I think I lost a tooth!”

Ric looked around the locker room. Most of those watching were doing so with interest, but it wasn’t apparent that many people were especially inclined to take a side.

I could send Konnan home for a couple of weeks but...

Boys will be boys!

“Konnan will be paying for any medical work you need, Randy, and your tab for the rest of the loop too. But this seems like a misunderstanding – a big one, but I’ve made my decision.”

Anderson looked unhappy as he was led away, and Konnan walked sheepishly back to his locker. Blanco approached Ric.

“Thanks, man. Konnan... Well, you’re right. Things are kind of different down in Mexico. I saw that when I was younger, and I know it’s no different now. Konnan may be Cuban, but he hung around down there long enough that he picked up some of their ways, man, and part of that is pride in being Latino. If he wasn’t before he went to work in CMLL, he is now, man.”

“I get it, just... keep an eye on him. I know he’s got more experience than you, but...”

“Yeah, I know, I grew up in the business. I’ve seen it all, Ric. I’ve got your back.”

Blanco walked off to check on Konnan.

“That’s a good kid there, Ric.”

“One of the best, Dream. Give him five years, he’ll be at the top. But Dusty, I need you to stick close these next few shows. Make sure Pee Wee’s okay, no screwing with Konnan’s matches or anything.”

“You got it, Ric. You can count on me!”

Dream left to check on the victim of Konnan’s overreaction, and Ric walked back to his office.

A month ago I probably would have canned Konnan for that. Pee Wee’s been a good guy here, and Konnan was a nobody... but just lately the fans have been reacting to him. I figure he’s worth a little patience.

And if he makes us money, well, what referee ever did that?
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OOC: You can go ahead and ignore the result of the six man match as printed in Saturday’s results; Evidently I forgot to book a winner of the match, just that it should end with a DQ and have three run-ins...

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WCW Main Event
Beat The Champ: Ricky Steamboat (c) vs. Steve Austin – WCW Television Title
Bret Hart vs. Tony Anthony
Mark Hildreth and Eiji Ezaki vs. The Stocks And Shares Express
Blanco & Konnan vs. The One Percenters
Marcus Bagwell vs. Terence Taylor

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Beat The Champ: Ricky Steamboat (c) vs. Steve Austin – WCW Television Title
Bret Hart vs. Tony Anthony
Mark Hildreth and Eiji Ezaki vs. The Stocks And Shares Express
Blanco & Konnan vs. The One Percenters
Marcus Bagwell vs. Terence Taylor
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Beat The Champ: Ricky Steamboat (c) vs. Steve Austin – WCW Television Title
Bret Hart vs. Tony Anthony
Mark Hildreth and Eiji Ezaki vs. The Stocks And Shares Express
Blanco & Konnan vs. The One Percenters
Marcus Bagwell vs. Terence Taylor
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Is El Tigre Blanco this guy ?

The image looks like a Black Tiger mask, so I'm just a little confused.
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WCW Main Event
Beat The Champ: Ricky Steamboat (c) vs. Steve Austin – WCW Television Title
These two had a fantastic rivalry so this should be a great match, Austin winning here though potentially sets up a future match with Sting for the US Title, which is Austin’s logical next “step up” after already holding the TV and NWA Tag Titles

Bret Hart vs. Tony Anthony
The Hitman keeps doing his thing against the dirty white boy plumber

Mark Hildreth and Eiji Ezaki vs.[b] The Stocks And Shares Express[/B[
Ricky and Robert still have a part to play, even at their advanced ages....future US Tag Champs? I wouldn’t mind seeing the York Foundation with gold again

Blanco & Konnan vs. The One Percenters
Konnan eats the pin.....poor Pee Wee

Marcus Bagwell vs. Terence Taylor
A big win for Bagwell over an established star
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World Championship Wrestling presents: Main Event
Sunday, Week 4, September 1992

Your commentators: Tony Schiavone and Eric Bischoff

Segment of the Night – The York Foundation Are Out To Recoup Their Losses!

Backstage, the York Foundation stood gathered around the diminutive Alexandra York, who was typing furiously at her laptop. With a satisfied nod she shut it with a click, and stared into the camera.

York: Every time any member of the York Foundation steps into the ring, we learn more, and my programs and algorithms become more and more refined. The chances of victory improve every time – any setback is just one step closer to a perfectly refined theory.

Taylor: All that being said, the last few weeks have seen our fortunes diminish somewhat, and that’s not acceptable.

Gibson: Moving on, we’re out to recoup our losses.

Morton: To make our bank balances grow.

York: Maybe even to expand the York Foundation – and expand our profits, which is always the Foundation’s first priority.

Taylor: Money leads to power, power leads to money, and bringing gold back to the Foundation will give us more of both.

York: Sting, Steve Austin, the Diamond Mine, the Calgary Connection, the Young Pistols and Michael Hayes and Rick Rude. There are six titles in World Championship Wrestling, and who knows, we may even have to stage a hostile takeover – the NWA tag titles looked good around our waists before, right Robert?

Gibson: Right, Richard – and for the Computerised Man of the ‘90s...

Morton and Gibson clapped Taylor on the shoulders.

Morton: ...it would be appropriate for him to bring the NWA title into the present day.

Taylor: Money leads to power, power leads to money. When we’re done, the York Foundation will be richest and most powerful force in wrestling!

WCW Hotline Show Notes

Steve Austin and Ricky Steamboat have plenty of history since the Dragon’s return to WCW, and a lot of that revolves around the Television title! For the two to face off on Main Event saw a return to hostilities that have been simmering over the last year, blowing up occasionally such as during War Games in May. The night’s main event lacked the bloody intensity of that clash, but still proved both that Austin is growing day-by-day as a performer, and that Steamboat is still the exceptional fighter he’s been for more than a decade! The result was an outstanding contest between veteran and rising star – or Superstar – with both men throwing everything at one another, slowly at first but with rapidly mounting pace and effort. Austin seemed to have the match won as he rolled through on a crossbody attempt, but Steamboat improbably turned the rollup into an inside cradle that Austin was only just barely able to escape from. Austin barked at the referee, claiming Steamboat had pulled his tights. With the official distracted, Madusa pepper sprayed Steamboat in the eyes, and as Steamboat writhed in pain Austin blasted him with the Stun Gun to take the pin – and the title!

El Tigre Blanco didn’t have a great Saturday night, but he and Konnan ended their weekend on something of a high as they defeated the One Percenters – albeit after the Harris twins got too violent for referee Pee Wee Anderson, who threw out the match when Ron and Don brought steel chairs into the ring. The masked pair were mocked by the Calgary Connection – and responded by demanding a match against the World tag champions! We hear that match will take place this coming Saturday night!

Bret Hart is out to climb the ladder, but he knows to be wary of those also out to climb the ladder from beneath him. A victory over Tony Anthony on Sunday night will have helped to maintain distance between the two – and allows the Hitman to keep looking upwards.

After two disappointing defeats to Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes, the Stocks And Shares Express rebounded with a victory over young talents Mark Hildreth and Eiji Ezaki. Terence Taylor, meanwhile, got the better of young Marcus Bagwell, catching him with a rollup – and with his feet on the ropes! Ms. York’s laptop evidently knows how to cheat!

Show rating: A

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1st October, the national battle commences between WCW and WWF. As things stand here are the key stats for the companies:

WCW is the bigger company in the States, averaging 83 in popularity everywhere outside Puerto Rico. Our popularity is on the rise nationwide with most regions gaining 1% in September, Puerto Rico gaining 3% and Hawaii gaining 2%.

WWF is the bigger company worldwide, but this is a national battle and that’s not really relevant. Outside Puerto Rico and Hawaii, they’re averaging 76 in popularity nationwide.

WCW has $33.8 million in the bank, making ~ $1.3 million over the last two months.

WWF has $23.1 million in the bank, making ~ $1.8 million over the last two months. I thought that this would be a lot less, but WWF’s product is geared towards making money even more than WCW’s.

But the big factor is the relative drawing power of the two companies. The WWF, of course, has Hulk Hogan – far and away the biggest draw in the game, with a staggering 960 score. Next is Roddy Piper with 819, Sgt Slaughter on 664, Jake Roberts on 659 and the Undertaker on 644. The Federation therefore has a total drawing power of 3,746.

WCW can’t come close to matching Hogan; Our top draw is Ultimate Warrior, on 880. Steve Austin on 819 is the equal of Roddy Piper, but after that we have Sting on 818, Randy Savage on 815 and Rick Rude on 809.

While we can’t match Hogan, our strength in depth is far, far greater than the WWF’s, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the battle plays out – our draw is 4,141, almost 400 points greater than the Federation’s. They won’t – they can’t – close that gap any time soon. There simply isn’t anyone on the free market who can close that gap, and if there was then we’d sign them. As for getting someone over, WWF isn’t doing that very well at the moment. Their World champion, lest we forget, isn’t over and isn’t getting over –

We held off from rising to National for exactly this reason – I couldn’t be sure of our total draw, and wanted to put safe distance between us and the minimum requirement of 8 regions at 65% importance. As of 1st October 1992, we have nine regions at 70% importance or higher, and we’re looking upwards rather than down.

The WWF... has eight regions over 65% importance, of which the Mid West and South West are exactly on 65%. No margin for error, they’re practically guaranteed to lose this month’s battle, they can’t put on shows as good as us (their best show in 1992 was an 88 for WrestleMania, we had seven shows in September alone that outscored that) and, all in all, it looks to be a short battle – over by Christmas, possibly.

Oh, yes, and Greg Valentine’s still World champion. The title prestige has dropped from 100 in June to 85 right now, with his last title defence scoring a 75. Our last televised World title defence to score that lowly was in September. September 1991. He’s gained about 10 points of overness since winning the title. Not 10 points per region – 10 points in total. He’s not going to solve the WWF’s problems.

Greg Valentine!

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I don’t focus much on the developmental system as it’s unlikely many of the workers in it will graduate to the main roster before this game ends. However, a few random notes that have caught my eye:

Erik Watts was signed to the company in January, and his Psychology has risen 16 points to a B-. He can’t wrestle yet, but he could make a fair road agent some day.

Billy Kidman got picked up in May, and is becoming a capable brawler to back up his flying. He’s even learning to work the mic. A bit, anyway. He’s still Billy Kidman.

Paul Levesque is one of the best young brawlers in the business with a complementary set of chain wrestling skills to keep him from being too one dimensional. He looks like he needs to come up to the main roster for a while to improve his performance skills, though, and his improvements in the physical stats all seem to be focused on his lifting weights...

Rey Mysterio broke his cheekbone several months back and is still recovering, which has slowed his progress. It’s probably not too much of a stretch to call him the best young worker in the game, however, with a C+ average for performance skills, C average for mic skills, C- average for technical skills... and a B average for flying, not that I can take much credit for that. And he’s 17 years old. He’ll recover from the broken cheekbone in time for Halloween Havoc, so if El Tigre Blanco and Konnan are booked in a six-man match with a mystery partner for the big show, well...

Chikako Shiratori is a so-so young joshi worker with an A for sex appeal – that puts her behind only Trisa ‘Beulah’ Hayes, Kimberly Page, Tammy Lynn Sytch and Magnificent Mimi. I’m sure we can use that.

Super Crazy’s not far behind Rey, and is the better flier right now, but slightly less well-rounded. His performance stats are flying up the charts right now, and another few months or so in development could really see him explode.

And Van Hammer sucks, but marginally less than he did in 1992 in real life. When his deal expires, he can head back out to the indies and stink the joint out less than he did beforehand. He also gained about 8 points in overness nationwide for losing on the last Main Event, so he can ask for a bit more money and sit higher on the card for IWCCW, PWA, or wherever he ends up. I’m a nice guy, sometimes...
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Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes vs. Rick Rude and Arn Anderson
Blanco & Konnan vs. The Calgary Connection – non-title
The Thrillseekers vs. Nikita Koloff and Ron Simmons
Beat The Champ: Marcus Bagwell vs. Steve Austin (c) – WCW Television Title
Sting (c) vs. Vinnie Vegas – WCW United States Title
Ricky Steamboat and Michael Hayes vs. Shawn Michaels and The Diamond Studd
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I’ll get to predictions once I’m off my phone, but it’s just occurred to me that I’m 38 years old and only just realised that Tony Anthony’s name is essentially Anthony Anthony.....I guess TL Hopper wasn’t so bad after all
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Blanco & Konnan vs. The Calgary Connection – non-title
The Thrillseekers vs. Nikita Koloff and Ron Simmons
Beat The Champ: Marcus Bagwell vs. Steve Austin (c) – WCW Television Title
Sting (c) vs. Vinnie Vegas – WCW United States Title
Ricky Steamboat and Michael Hayes vs. Shawn Michaels and The Diamond Studd
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