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Unread 01-23-2017, 09:18 PM
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WCW World Heavyweight Championship – Triple Threat Match
“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner w/Midajah vs. Sid Vicious vs. ????
Extra Point: Who is Ric Flair’s Mystery Man? Sting
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Goldberg’s Streak vs. Goldberg’s Career
Totally Buff vs. Goldberg & Road Warrior Animal
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WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
The Insiders vs. Two of the Natural Born Thriller
Extra Point: Which Two Thrillers? Sean O'Haire & Mark Jindrak
Comments: I believe Jindrak & O'Haire unsuccessfully interfered in the Starrcade match, so let's roll with the continuity. I expect losing again with a different pair will start dissension amongst The Thrillers.

WCW United States Heavyweight Championship – Chain on a Pole Match
General Rection vs. “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
Comments: Would totally pick Morrus if it wasn't for his name. Maybe he can get the title back when he changes it.

Six-Man Tag Team Match
The Filthy Animals w/Tygress and Jim Duggan vs. Team Canada w/Major Gunns
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WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. “Sugar” Shane Helms
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WCW Hardcore Championship Invitational Match
Confirmed: Terry Funk, Crowbar, and Meng, with twelve other unknown participants!
Not enough people confirmed to count this one for a full point, so there are two extra points for this match. So: Name three other participants, who could be from inside or outside of WCW, may or may not have had a match already at Sin, who will participate in this match: Steve Corino, Norman Smiley, Ernest Miller
Two Extra Points: Who holds the title at the end of the match? Steve Corino
Comments: A Hardcore Champion who's anti-Hardcore? Sounds good to me.

Parking Lot Street Fight
Big Vito vs. Reno
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Tiebreaker Question: How long does the World championship match last? 15:46

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WCW World Heavyweight Championship – Triple Threat Match
“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner w/Midajah vs. Sid Vicious vs. ????
Extra Point: Who is Ric Flair’s Mystery Man? Sting
Comments: I want Steiner to win this... I legit hated the dude when I was younger and watching this era.

Goldberg’s Streak vs. Goldberg’s Career
Totally Buff vs. Goldberg & Road Warrior Animal
Comments: No reason for Goldberg to lose, unless he went to WWE.

WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
The Insiders vs. Two of the Natural Born Thrillers
Extra Point: Which Two Thrillers?
Comments: Going with Jindrak and O'Haire

WCW United States Heavyweight Championship – Chain on a Pole Match
General Rection vs. “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
Comments: Think the franchise provides more to the future

Six-Man Tag Team Match
The Filthy Animals w/Tygress and Jim Duggan vs. Team Canada w/Major Gunns
Comments: Storm pins Duggan. Plus... If I can be serious for a minute.

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. “Sugar” Shane Helms
Comments: Everybody 3 Count! (ok maybe not, but the flashback at Total Nonstop Deletion was hysterical)

WCW Hardcore Championship Invitational Match
Confirmed: Terry Funk, Crowbar, and Meng, with twelve other unknown participants!
Not enough people confirmed to count this one for a full point, so there are two extra points for this match. So: Name three other participants, who could be from inside or outside of WCW, may or may not have had a match already at Sin, who will participate in this match:
Two Extra Points: Who holds the title at the end of the match?
Comments: Participants (Raven, Saturn, Hak); Winner Raven. (Going with a couple WWE guys coming back to WCW)

Parking Lot Street Fight
Big Vito vs. Reno
Comments: Suspecting Reno is too raw

Tiebreaker Question: How long does the World championship match last? 21:43

Last edited by Texasrangers13 : 01-23-2017 at 09:54 PM. Reason: Forgot the title time.
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WCW World Heavyweight Championship – Triple Threat Match
“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner w/Midajah vs. Sid Vicious vs. ????
Extra Point: Who is Ric Flair’s Mystery Man? Sting's a good guess, but I want to be different. Let's go with Booker
Comments:

Goldberg’s Streak vs. Goldberg’s Career
Totally Buff vs. Goldberg & Road Warrior Animal
Comments: Don't know why, but I just see you having him lose here as he did in real life with Sarge.

WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
The Insiders vs. Two of the Natural Born Thrillers
Extra Point: Which Two Thrillers? O'Haire and Palumbo
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WCW United States Heavyweight Championship – Chain on a Pole Match
General Rection vs. “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
Comments: God I hated the Misfits.

Six-Man Tag Team Match
The Filthy Animals w/Tygress and Jim Duggan vs. Team Canada w/Major Gunns
Comments:

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. “Sugar” Shane Helms
Comments: Feels like 3 Count is going to cost Helms the title and he'll feud with them from there.

WCW Hardcore Championship Invitational Match
Confirmed: Terry Funk, Crowbar, and Meng, with twelve other unknown participants!
Not enough people confirmed to count this one for a full point, so there are two extra points for this match. So: Name three other participants, who could be from inside or outside of WCW, may or may not have had a match already at Sin, who will participate in this match: Stasiak, RVD, Norman Smiley
Two Extra Points: Who holds the title at the end of the match? RVD
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Parking Lot Street Fight
Big Vito vs. Reno
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Tiebreaker Question: How long does the World championship match last? 15:21
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WCW World Heavyweight Championship – Triple Threat Match
“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner w/Midajah vs. Sid Vicious vs. ????
Extra Point: Who is Ric Flair’s Mystery Man? Sting
Comments:

Goldberg’s Streak vs. Goldberg’s Career
Totally Buff vs. Goldberg & Road Warrior Animal
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WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
The Insiders vs. Two of the Natural Born Thrillers
Extra Point: Which Two Thrillers? Chuck and Shawn
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WCW United States Heavyweight Championship – Chain on a Pole Match
General Rection vs. “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
Comments:

Six-Man Tag Team Match
The Filthy Animals w/Tygress and Jim Duggan vs. Team Canada w/Major Gunns
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WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. “Sugar” Shane Helms
Comments:

WCW Hardcore Championship Invitational Match
Confirmed: Terry Funk, Crowbar, and Meng, with twelve other unknown participants!
Not enough people confirmed to count this one for a full point, so there are two extra points for this match. So: Name three other participants, who could be from inside or outside of WCW, may or may not have had a match already at Sin, who will participate in this match:
Two Extra Points: Who holds the title at the end of the match? Crowbar
Comments: Norman, Fit Finlay and Hardcore Hak

Parking Lot Street Fight
Big Vito vs. Reno
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Tiebreaker Question: How long does the World championship match last? 25
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WCW World Heavyweight Championship – Triple Threat Match
“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner w/Midajah vs. Sid Vicious vs. ????
Extra Point: Who is Ric Flair’s Mystery Man? Sting
Comments:

Goldberg’s Streak vs. Goldberg’s Career
Totally Buff vs. Goldberg & Road Warrior Animal
Comments:

WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
The Insiders vs. Two of the Natural Born Thrillers
Extra Point: Which Two Thrillers? Chuck and Shawn
Comments:

WCW United States Heavyweight Championship – Chain on a Pole Match
General Rection vs. “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
Comments:

Six-Man Tag Team Match
The Filthy Animals w/Tygress and Jim Duggan vs. Team Canada w/Major Gunns
Comments:

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. “Sugar” Shane Helms
Comments:

WCW Hardcore Championship Invitational Match
Confirmed: Terry Funk, Crowbar, and Meng, with twelve other unknown participants!
Not enough people confirmed to count this one for a full point, so there are two extra points for this match. So: Name three other participants, who could be from inside or outside of WCW, may or may not have had a match already at Sin, who will participate in this match:
Raven, RVD and Tommy Dreamer
Two Extra Points: Who holds the title at the end of the match? Raven *Im a massive Raven fan so fingers crossed im right about this...one of the most under utilised guys in the business. WWF should have made this guy massive, im hoping this WCW can!

Parking Lot Street Fight
Big Vito vs. Reno
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Tiebreaker Question: How long does the World championship match last? 20
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WCW World Heavyweight Championship – Triple Threat Match
“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner w/Midajah vs. Sid Vicious vs. ????
Extra Point: Who is Ric Flair’s Mystery Man? Jeff Jarrett
Comments: Flair heel turn, Magnificent Seven baby! I don't care that Jarrett and the Mystery Mn have been seen on screen at the same time, this is WCW!

Goldberg’s Streak vs. Goldberg’s Career
Totally Buff vs. Goldberg & Road Warrior Animal
Comments: Goldberg keeps on trucking; unless you have Animal heel turn and go all a Magnificent Seven on us!

WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
The Insiders vs. Two of the Natural Born Thrillers
Extra Point: Which Two Thrillers? Palumbo and O'Haire
Comments: Old guys put young guys over.

WCW United States Heavyweight Championship – Chain on a Pole Match
General Rection vs. “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
Comments: Rection needs a reason to transition into "The Bully" Bill DeMott

Six-Man Tag Team Match
The Filthy Animals w/Tygress and Jim Duggan vs. Team Canada w/Major Gunns
Comments: Storm can be such a big part of the future in 2001

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. “Sugar” Shane Helms
Comments: Vertebreaker!

WCW Hardcore Championship Invitational Match
Confirmed: Terry Funk, Crowbar, and Meng, with twelve other unknown participants!
Not enough people confirmed to count this one for a full point, so there are two extra points for this match. So: Name three other participants, who could be from inside or outside of WCW, may or may not have had a match already at Sin, who will participate in this match: Rhino, Rob Van Dam and Steve Corino
Two Extra Points: Who holds the title at the end of the match? Rob Van Dam
Comments: Extreme Invasion!

Parking Lot Street Fight
Big Vito vs. Reno
Comments: Yet not a care was given.

Tiebreaker Question: How long does the World championship match last? 11:43
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WCW World Heavyweight Championship – Triple Threat Match
“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner w/Midajah vs. Sid Vicious vs. ????
Extra Point: Who is Ric Flair’s Mystery Man? It's SHOWTIME! (Sting )
Comments: The Big Bad Booty Daddy goes over here, the WCW World Championship needs stability after a 2000 in which it was hot potatoed to high heaven.

Goldberg’s Streak vs. Goldberg’s Career
Totally Buff vs. Goldberg & Road Warrior Animal
Comments: Unlike in real life, the WCW booker wants to save the company, therefore retaining Goldberg is crucial. I see this resulting in a blowoff match at SuperBrawl between Goldberg and Luger, though.

WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
The Insiders vs. Two of the Natural Born Thrillers
Extra Point: Which Two Thrillers? Sean O'Haire & Chuck Palumbo
Comments: I sense a storm brewing between DDP and Nash after this one...

WCW United States Heavyweight Championship – Chain on a Pole Match
General Rection vs. “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
Comments: This match has everything I hate about 2000 in a nutshell, Misfits in Action and freaking "INSERT ITEM on a pole" matches. #SaveUsFranchise

Six-Man Tag Team Match
The Filthy Animals w/Tygress and Jim Duggan vs. Team Canada w/Major Gunns
Comments: Team Canada had potential thanks to Lance Storm being an in-ring maestro, but good god, repackage Major Gunns!

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. “Sugar” Shane Helms
Comments: Chavo needs to keep the title until the cruiserweight division isn't restricted by boyband stables and a lack of depth.

WCW Hardcore Championship Invitational Match
Confirmed: Terry Funk, Crowbar, and Meng, with twelve other unknown participants!
Not enough people confirmed to count this one for a full point, so there are two extra points for this match. So: Name three other participants, who could be from inside or outside of WCW, may or may not have had a match already at Sin, who will participate in this match: Mike Awesome, Finlay and Norman Smiley
Two Extra Points: Who holds the title at the end of the match? Terry Funk
Comments: Need to rebuild the hardcore division around established performers (although don't tell Meng I snubbed him)

Parking Lot Street Fight
Big Vito vs. Reno
Comments: This match is the sort of thing that is a nice opener, but would result in very uncomfortable viewing.

Tiebreaker Question: How long does the World championship match last? 17:39, so that Sid doesn't completely ruin the contest.
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Thanks to everyone for the predictions turnout, I will delve into some of your comments after I have posted Sin. Which, as of now, I plan to do this Sunday, January 28th. I had planned to have it done long by now, but life happened and writing got left behind for about a week or so in there

As a nice reminder, here are all the people who have already predicted:
AMarc9-8
Anderz
TheBigBad1013
Briskout
crackerjack
DGenerationMC
The Final Countdown
The_Monk
Satyr24
Texasrangers13
Uncrewed
Warhawk8492

So if your name was not on that list and you want to get counted for The Prize (complete with cheesy lightning effects and everything!) then jump on board!
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WCW World Heavyweight Championship – Triple Threat Match
“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner w/Midajah vs. Sid Vicious vs. ????
Extra Point: Who is Ric Flair’s Mystery Man? uh sting

Goldberg’s Streak vs. Goldberg’s Career
Totally Buff vs. Goldberg & Road Warrior Animal

WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
The Insiders vs. Two of the Natural Born Thrillers
Extra Point: Which Two Thrillers? Jindrak and Stasiak

WCW United States Heavyweight Championship – Chain on a Pole Match
General Rection vs. “The Franchise” Shane Douglas

Six-Man Tag Team Match
The Filthy Animals w/Tygress and Jim Duggan vs. Team Canada w/Major Gunns

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. “Sugar” Shane Helms

WCW Hardcore Championship Invitational Match
Confirmed: Terry Funk, Crowbar, and Meng, with twelve other unknown participants!
Not enough people confirmed to count this one for a full point, so there are two extra points for this match. So: Name three other participants, who could be from inside or outside of WCW, may or may not have had a match already at Sin, who will participate in this match: Big Vito, The Sandman & RVD
Two Extra Points: Who holds the title at the end of the match? Funk retains

Parking Lot Street Fight
Big Vito vs. Reno

Tiebreaker Question: How long does the World championship match last? 19:43
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WCW World Heavyweight Championship – Triple Threat Match
“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner w/Midajah vs. Sid Vicious vs. ????
Extra Point: Who is Ric Flair’s Mystery Man? Sting
Comments: This could be a pick 'em.

Goldberg’s Streak vs. Goldberg’s Career
Totally Buff vs. Goldberg & Road Warrior Animal
Comments: With Russo gone, I don't see the Goldberg loses & retires swerve happening just to have a swerve.

WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
The Insiders vs. Two of the Natural Born Thrillers
Extra Point: Which Two Thrillers? Sean O'Haire & Chuck Palumbo
Comments: I wonder how far behind the Thrillers lag behind the Insiders in overness.

WCW United States Heavyweight Championship – Chain on a Pole Match
General Rection vs. “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
Comments: Shane continues to drive wedges as the MIA fall apart at the seams.

Six-Man Tag Team Match
The Filthy Animals w/Tygress and Jim Duggan vs. Team Canada w/Major Gunns
Comments: Heel win to keep the feud going for now.

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. “Sugar” Shane Helms
Comments: A win would help to establish Shane Helms.

WCW Hardcore Championship Invitational Match
Confirmed: Terry Funk, Crowbar, and Meng, with twelve other unknown participants!
Not enough people confirmed to count this one for a full point, so there are two extra points for this match. So: Name three other participants, who could be from inside or outside of WCW, may or may not have had a match already at Sin, who will participate in this match: David Flair, Glacier and Norman Smiley
Two Extra Points: Who holds the title at the end of the match? Meng
Comments: Who knows what will happen here. I'm just throwing stuff at a dart board for this one.

Parking Lot Street Fight
Big Vito vs. Reno
Comments: Another pick 'em.

Tiebreaker Question: How long does the World championship match last? 21:27
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WCW Sin
January 14th, 2001
Held at: Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana (Great Lakes)
Announcers: Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Scott Hudson
Attendance: 9,339 people
PPV Rating: 0.23 (95,382 buys)
Show Rating: B-
This show increased our popularity in 10 regions.

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Team Canada vs. The Filthy Animals
Announced Time Limit: 30:00
Official: Scott James
Ringside: Major Gunns (Team Canada), Tygress and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan (Filthy Animals)


The crowd are given hot action immediately as this six man tag team match leads off Sin. Storm and Kidman start the match, and they begin a quick tempo that doesn’t halt until about five minutes into the match when Mike Awesome finally is tagged in. Awesome promptly decimates both Kidman and Mysterio with a double clothesline, and even throws Konnan around as if he were a cruiserweight! Tygress and Duggan cheer on the Animals as Kidman is worked over by Team Canada in their corner, riling the crowd up with “USA” chants to annoy the Great Northern heels. Skipper makes the mistake of trying to powerbomb Kidman, but of course it doesn’t work, leading to a face crusher that leaves both men on the mat. Billy makes the tag out to Mysterio while Elix tags Awesome, but Rey is able to hit a springboard dropkick that knocks Awesome away! Storm attacks as well, but Mysterio delivers a spinning headscissor takedown that sends him away. Konnan and Kidman get back into the mix as well, with Kidman making a Shooting Star Press to Konnan, Storm, and Skipper from the top rope to the floor! Mysterio is a house of fire all over Awesome, but “The Canadian Career Killer” dodges a charge by shoving Rey into the turnbuckles, dazing him. Awesome then drags Rey onto his shoulders and drills him with the Awesome Bomb in order to score the victory for the Canadians.

Team Canada don’t seem finished just yet, as they start attacking the Animals all over again. Finally, Jim Duggan makes a stand, charging in with his trusted 2x4! He hits Skipper with it, hits Storm with it… but Awesome grabs it! Mike rips the board from Duggan’s hands and throws it aside, slamming a knee into Duggan’s stomach. He throws Duggan out of the ring through the ropes, where the other two Canadians continue this attack. While Duggan is occupied trying to fight off Storm and Skipper, Awesome takes time to pull out a table! The crowd buzz as they wait to see what will happen… but that buzz turns to boos as Awesome and Team Canada set up Duggan and deliver an Awesome Bomb to Jim Duggan through the table! Paramedics rush out to help Duggan as WCW Security usher Team Canada away.

Match Time: 13:52
Ratings: C+ / C-
Eric’s Thoughts: A hot opener with big action is where it’s at. We told these guys to lift the crowd and they did it, really getting the show off to a hot start. Elix struggled to keep up with the more experienced people in the match. Elix and Tylene aren’t really suited to their current gimmicks, so I’m going to retool them a little bit. The attack on Jim is basically a way to ride him into the sunset. He has a long contract ahead of him, but I really have no use for him; I’m going to let him head to Wildside and just leave him to help the kids there. Because let’s face it; this is a time for young guys to go over, and ever since what happened with Berlyn, I don’t trust Jim as someone to put over young stars.

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Backstage in the interview area, “Mean” Gene Okerlund is with “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair! Flair talks about how great WCW is because they can put on a world class pay-per-view like Sin tonight! Gene asks Ric about the main event tonight, with Flair saying that he cannot wait for Scott to find out who his mystery man is, because it’s someone who has wanted to take Steiner back down to Earth for a long time now. Flair refuses to go any more in-depth with that, simply telling Scott that Flair really hopes he’s going to be able to stand up to the odds, because if he can then one day he’ll maybe be remembered as a great champion.



We then head to the commentary desk, where Tony, Mike, and Scott – after condemning Awesome for his actions to a legend like “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan – talk about how WCW are going to have all their titles on the line tonight, from the Cruiserweight title bout between Shane Helms and Chavo Guerrero Jr. to the big Hardcore Invitational, all the way up to the World Tag Team titles and the big one: the triple threat for the World’s Heavyweight championship! Tony notes that for those in the Fort Wayne area, Monday Nitro tomorrow night had been moved five minutes down the road from the advertised Allen County War Memorial to the Hilliard Gates arena. He said that WCW apologizes for the inconvenience and flashes up a number for anyone who wants a refund, but that all tickets sold were viable at the door.

Ratings: B / C-
Eric’s Thoughts: Flair and Gene improvised really well off one another, but Scott Hudson’s commentary during the interview was pretty weak. We almost need to find an actual, dedicated color commentator, because right now it’s a three-man team of straight man announcers. Gene didn’t come off well compared to Flair’s antics, either, showing that perhaps a younger interviewer would do us well in the future too. The announcers talking was just a way to cool the crowd down a little between big segments. Scott just looked lost though, and Tony underperformed.

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We head back to Gene again, where now he is standing by with Totally Buff. Lex and Buff run all over Gene in this, not letting him hardly get a word in edgewise as they talk about how and why they are going to take down Goldberg and Animal tonight. Gene finally cuts them off, saying that he thinks they are just scared of these two men! “The Total Package” tells Okerlund that they don’t have anything to fear, because they can handle those two “musclebrains”. Bagwell asks if they can show off their surprise, and Lex agrees. Buff says that if someone like Sarge decided to try coming in and saving Goldberg’s career, they have a surprise in their corner…






















It’s Madusa! She says to a surprised Gene that she is watching Totally Buff’s back now, and that’s going to keep any of Goldberg or Animal’s friends from ruining tonight, the night that Goldberg’s career ends!

Rating: C+
Eric’s Thoughts: Lex and Marcus are definitely two ripped, buff looking guys… I’m not gonna lie, adding Madusa to the mix is being done to make it a little less homoerotic. It also gives her something to do weekly on television, which is something she’s wanted for a while. She performed pretty poorly though because I think most fans probably forgot about her. Gene just looked dreadful, not being able to hardly talk.

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WCW United States Heavyweight Championship – Chain on a Pole Match
General Hugh G. Rection vs. “The Franchise” Shane Douglas

Announced Time Limit: 45:00
Official: Nick Patrick
Ringside: No One


The pole was set up during the previous interview segment, with the chain hanging from it. This is a burly brawl, far removed from our opening contest as the two of them throw wild punches back and forth. Douglas is almost able to retrieve the chain, but the champion fights back with a belly to back suplex from the second turnbuckle! From there, Hugh is able to climb up and grab the chain, nailing Douglas with it and making the cover to retain the championship!

Corporal Cajun rushes down to the ring after the match and grabs the title, presenting it to General Rection along with a big hug for his friend. This is looking like a really nice, feel-good moment for the Misfits in Action, until…





















**SMASH!!**


“The Chosen One” has laid out Rection with a guitar smash! Rection threw Cajun out of the way to take the attack, and he drops to the mat like a felled tree. The Harris Brothers decimate Cajun, forcing him to the ropes and dropping him with the H-Bomb to lay him out right next to Hugh. Hudson asks what this attack is all about, but the answer is given when Jarrett picks up the United States title and poses with it on the turnbuckles. He drops it around Hugh’s waist before stomping on him, as the three leave the MIA laying in the ring.

Match Time: 6:44
Ratings: C / C-
Eric’s Thoughts: A lot of people felt this was Shane’s time to grab the US belt, and I had originally thought so as well. However, I think that Bill holding the belt and going on to face Jarrett will be a much better use of the US title at this point. We told Shane and Hugh to calm things down out there, and cooled the crowd down really well with their match, with Tony and Mike doing a good job lifting the match from the booth.

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“Mean” Gene is standing by with the intimidating figure of Sid Vicious, with Gene asking Sid for his thoughts ahead of tonight’s big triple threat match. Sid says that tonight we finish the game that we started at Starrcade.
“Scott Steiner! Mystery man! I don’t care who you are or what you bring! Because tonight, you step into war with the master and ruler of the world! Just remember… Gene… we are one or two powerbombs away… from a brand new World’s Heavyweight champion.”

Rating: C+
Eric’s Thoughts: A nice promo, Sid kept it sane.

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WCW Hardcore Championship – Hardcore Invitational
Announced Time Limit: 20:00
Official: Billy Silverman
Ringside: Daffney (Crowbar), Paisley (Meng and Kwee Wee)


We started in the ring with Terry Funk, Crowbar, and Meng, the three men who were confirmed for the bout. They brawl for a few minutes with Meng coming out on top, but that’s when people begin coming out of the woodwork. Fit Finlay comes out of the back with a steel chair and introduces himself into the match by smashing it on Crowbar’s face, Kwee Wee comes out, looking angry that Daffney screamed at Paisley and begins helping his “partner” Meng. Big Ron and Heavy D find their way into the battle, but they get hit with a flying crossbody by Evan Karagias. Johnny the Bull steps in to try and reclaim the Hardcore title, but finds himself embroiled in his own feud when he sees Shawn Stasiak join the fray. Karagias is the first man eliminated from the bout when Meng locks the Tongan Deathgrip on him, paralyzing him into a pinfall. Bam Bam Bigelow hits the area, and he goes right after Meng in a battle of two big bruisers. Crowbar throws punches at Funk, wanting to take the man he calls his icon out in order to cement a new champion tonight. Kwee Wee and Meng started working together to fight off The Harris Brothers. Kwee Wee ducks under their punches, crawling between them on his hands and knees, but their momentum forces them right into double Tongan Deathgrips, and Meng puts both of them out of the match!
Hey, it’s the Insane Clown Posse! Any viewing Juggalos rejoice as Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J return to WCW with chains and a lead pipe, swinging them at anyone who gets too close! They end up double pinning Finlay after crashing him to the mat with a spike piledriver, as Norman Smiley enters the match by hitting everyone in the fray with a flimsy looking “WCW VIP Area” tin sign. Norman poses after he hits everyone, bringing the crowd to their feet with the Big Wiggle! However, he turns around to find that everyone is back to their feet, and with a scream he runs away! He doesn’t make it far, as Bigelow catches him and uses a headbutt to knock him to the mat and then falls on him with another headbutt in order to pin him. Terry Funk continues to fight on as he takes on Meng face to face, man to man. Crowbar goes after Bigelow, but “Bammer” fights back, chokeslamming him from the top turnbuckle through a table on the floor! Johnny the Bull is next to be eliminated as Stasiak throws him against the steel ring post, dazing him in order to get a pinfall with an inverted DDT. Terry Funk soon after dodges Stasiak charging him, causing him to run into the barricade, leading to a piledriver from “The Funker” and Shawn’s time in this match being over by a pinfall. Bam Bam takes care of both of the ICP when he double clotheslines them both, slamming Shaggy on top of J before splashing them both for the pin. Kwee Wee thinks he is safe next to Meng, but Meng nabs him with the Tongan Deathgrip! Kwee Wee is eliminated by the man he had been seen teaming with lately! Funk fights with Bigelow, with Bam Bam nearly scoring a pin with a hard chair shot to Funk’s back, but Crowbar resurfaces with a broken part of table, and working together with Funk they defeat Bigelow with a double cover! We are back to the three men who started this match, and weapons quickly become the plan, as the three men throw everything at one another – including Funk hitting Meng over the head with a kitchen sink – with Meng finally falling to a Funk moonsault! Funk and Crowbar remain, with the two picking up right where they had left off at Starrcade when Terry had won the Hardcore title. Crowbar finally looks like he has the match, as Funk is left lying as he was bashed with a steel crowbar. He looked pretty upset about doing it, but he said he’s going to rip the hardcore torch away from Funk, and he’s about to do so… but Crowbar gets taken down by a fist-wrapped chain, and Shane Douglas nails Crowbar with the Franchiser to pin him! Douglas uses the chain to punch Funk repeatedly in the face, before covering him – and he gets the three! The match is over, and shockingly it is “The Franchise” who stands tall!

Shane takes a microphone and leaves the ring, leaving Crowbar to tend to Funk in the ring. Douglas laughs at Funk and Crowbar, especially at Crowbar.
“You honestly thought you could take the torch of hardcore from that decrepit pile of bones and crap in the ring? He hasn’t had that torch since 1994 when I ripped it from his mantle! Funk used to be a hell of an athlete, but this ain’t 1989 anymore; he didn’t make hardcore, I made hardcore cool! And now, “The Franchise” is once again the franchise of hardcore wrestling, and no one is going to take this belt from me because no one can be more hardcore than Shane Douglas!”

Match Time: 11:34
Ratings: D / D+
Eric’s Thoughts: I would call this match a “mess-terpiece”. We told everyone to just unleash mayhem, and that’s what they did, but the overbooking wasn’t what the crowd wanted to see. Crowbar was fine after his little stunt bump, fortunately. The crowd really hated seeing Douglas swoop in at the end of the match, but man did it ever make his heel heat go off the charts for his post-match promo. The chaos of the match really helped out a lot of the guys, but so many of them complained afterwards to me about how they didn’t think they could do their best in a hardcore style match. Ugh. That’s why I generally tell them to just brawl. But now, with this new champion, we may be able to just have a nice wrestling match in the future.

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Backstage we go to “Mean” Gene again, who brings in The Insiders. Gene asks for some thoughts on their upcoming match, with Dallas especially saying that he is “all – jacked – up!” about it. Kevin says that what he and Page lack in youth, they make up for in experience, size, and incredible good looks. Okerlund questions if they have any apprehensions about not knowing who they are facing, but Page says not so.
“Look Gene. Big Kev and I have beaten Palumbo and Stasiak. We’ve beaten Jindrak and O’Haire. So it doesn’t matter which two they send out, because in the end, they’ll feel the BANG!”

Rating: C+
Eric’s Thoughts: I can typically count on these guys for a solid promo. In the future, if I move them back up the card to talk about guys who the fans think a more popular, then it should be better.

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We now head to a hype video, which details the feud around Goldberg’s new streak, leading to Lex Luger and Buff Bagwell doing all they can to be the ones to put Goldberg out of wrestling! They nearly had things in their favor by forcing Goldberg to team with “The Sarge” tonight, but they went overboard and broke Sarge’s arm. That led to Goldberg being allowed to name a new partner, and he named Road Warrior Animal as his partner!



After everyone else has entered the arena, we head backstage. We see security knock on a dressing room door marked “Goldberg”, and out of the room bursts “Da Man”! Goldberg does his full entrance, standing in the fireworks and warming himself up to take on his next challenge!


Goldberg’s Streak vs. Goldberg’s Career
Totally Buff vs. Goldberg and Road Warrior Animal

Announced Time Limit: 30:00
Official: Charles Robinson
Ringside: Madusa (Totally Buff)


Goldberg starts the match hot by charging in and attacking both Lex and Buff, sending them out of the ring to conference with Madusa. Animal chases them back into the ring, leading to Luger taking a clothesline and Bagwell getting gorilla press slammed by Goldberg! Both Goldberg and Animal flex and pose for the fans, riling them up with big cheers! Madusa snags Goldberg’s ankle when he goes for the spear to set up Goldberg being beaten on by Lex and Buff for a little, but that doesn’t last long either until Goldberg spears both of them! Animal chases after Madusa on the outside, and she enters the ring when Animal grabs a steel chair… but Animal nails Goldberg with it! Charles Robinson calls for the bell, awarding the match to Goldberg by disqualification.

But it isn’t over, as Animal shoves Robinson out of the ring. Animal hammers Goldberg with the chair a few more times, before picking him up on his shoulders for Buff to deliver a Doomsday Device-style Blockbuster! Madusa puts some weak looking stomps on Goldberg, before they lift him up and Luger locks him into the Torture Rack! The fans boo loudly as “The Total Package” cinches more and more pressure on it, until WCW Security finally get them to release Goldberg. Tony wonders just how long Animal was in Totally Buff’s pocket to set up Goldberg like this!

Match Time: 8:11
Ratings: B / B- / C+ / B
Eric’s Thoughts: Wow the crowd were hot for all of this! I just thank God I can do something about this mess. They actually wanted Goldberg to lay down here and leave for a while. We literally need all the star power we can manage, so he sticks around. This new little “group” should keep things busy for a little bit. Animal turning heel was a complete success, and his new Power and Paint (Brute) gimmick rates as Average. Goldberg really shone during the match and looked to be a real star in the following beating. Despite there not being much selling in the ring, it still brought us a good little bout that heated the crowd up to something almost nuclear. Commentary was weird though, as Mike and Scott showed their good chemistry off one another but at the same time Tony and Mike were talking over one another.

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WCW Commissioner Mike Sanders is backstage along with “Mean” Gene, with Okerlund asking Sanders for some words about the World Tag Team title match tonight. Sanders says that the only “bang” we’re going to be hearing is Dallas and Nash’s creaky joints when they take on the Thrillers.
“No Gene, I’m not going to say who will be in the match. That would ruin the surprise! Instead, I’m going to keep everyone on pins and needles. So what if Shawn already went into the Hardcore Invitational? He could wrestle six matches a night if he wants! It doesn’t matter if it’s Jindrak, Stasiak, Palumbo, or O’Haire, because tonight the Insiders are S.O.L. You know what that means!”
As Gene is sending it back to Tony, Mike, and Scott in the arena, Mike says to Ms. Jones to “call me!” an obvious threat toward Ernest Miller.

Rating: C
Eric’s Thoughts: Mike continues to shine in my eyes, he just needs to get over that hump of popularity. Gene looked very underwhelming here though.

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WCW Cruiserweight Championship
Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. “Sugar” Shane Helms

Announced Time Limit: 20:00
Official: Scott James
Ringside: No One


The Cruiserweight championship was up for grabs as Helms cashes in his number one contender’s shot from Starrcade. Shane’s fast paced maneuvers could only boggle Chavo for so long, but once Guerrero caught him, this became a very mat-based match. Chavo is just as known for his high flying as he is his technical wrestling, but he used the latter moreso to confuse and ground Helms. The challenger came back with a flurry, but Chavo wrapped him up and put his feet on the ropes in order to just barely steal a three count out of nowhere! Helms was not pleased as Chavo ran with his title, getting out of there in a hurry.

Match Time: 6:23
Rating: C-
Eric’s Thoughts: As much as I prefer to keep cruiserweights toward the top of the card to warm up the crowd, I used these two to cool them off a little. After that Goldberg match, we just really needed a nice little match to let them breathe. Helms may very well have his day in the near future, but it was not today.

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“Mean” Gene has eyes for Midajah as we head to the backstage area, but “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner stops that in a hurry, telling Gene to “hold the microphone ya bald cow and quit botherin’ my number one freak!” Steiner says that tonight he enacts the next phase of his plan to embarrass Ric Flair so that “that jealous, big nosed summabitch” will leave him alone.
“It goes like this, Geeeeene, Ric Flair is a jealous old bastard because he ain’t got the freaks no more and he ain’t never had no peaks! Sid, you’re a pawn in ev’one’s games, so the King of all professional wrestlin’ is about to crown ya! Mystery man! I don’t know who ya are, but if ya get in my way, I’mma suplex ya and lock you in the Steiner Recliner ‘til ya call me big daddy like all the freaks do! Poppapump’ is ya hook up! Holler if ya hear me!”

Rating: B
Eric’s Thoughts: You could hear the live crowd from the next arena over during this one. Gene improvised really well, but Steiner just looked so good, enjoying being free to improvise. Once Scott started in, Gene looked a little lost, I probably could have replaced him with a microphone stand and this would have been a better angle.

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Elsewhere backstage, Ric Flair is talking into a dressing room. We don’t see who he is talking to, but he seems to be pumping his mystery man up. He tells him that tonight’s the night, wooo, that we walk, that aisle, wooo!

Rating: B
Eric’s Thoughts: Another nice, quick little segment for the main event.

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“Mean” Gene has caught up with Jeff Jarrett and the Harris Brothers, giving them a hard time about their attack earlier tonight on the Misfits in Action. Jarrett tells him to “calm down, geriatric slapnut!” before explaining himself.
“Oh, Ric Flair thought it was soooo clever to screw around with ‘The Chosen One’, but he didn’t think about the consequences. He thought that I would just stand there and take it, but instead, I’m going after another of his cash cows, the US title. I’ve held that belt more times than we need to count, and Hugh Morrus is just dragging it down. So in order to get back at Flair and to bring some credibility back to that belt, I’m just gonna have to take it for myself!”
Jarrett goes back to leaving the building, though as he does we can hear him scolding Ron and Don more about not winning the Hardcore title.

Rating: C
Eric’s Thoughts: Jeff really is a solid hand, but in a World title picture where there’s already a heel champion, he’s a little out of his depth. I know I can’t turn him face, so the next best thing is definitely to send him after Bill and the US belt, a title that Jeff hasn’t worn since early last year. I want to get the US title back to it’s former glory, and good challengers like Shane and Jeff are a great start to that.

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Parking Lot Street Fight
Big Vito vs. Reno

Announced Time Limit: None
Official: Charles Robinson
Ringside: No One


Instead of to the arena, we head outside the arena to a back alley of the building, where Big Vito is walking with a stickball bat. He is blindsided by Reno, who was hiding behind a dumpster! The two… well, they put on a brawl using any weapons that they can pick up and use on one another for the next few minutes. Then Vito hits Reno with the stickball bat, with Hudson screaming “Home RUN!”, and he gets the pin to end this feud once and for all.

Match Time: 5:01
Rating: E
Eric’s Thoughts: That was just ugly. I understand the concept of the feud – brothers fighting one another, Italians, whatever. But man was Reno not ready for prime time. Vito is barely ready for prime time! But he’s established and part of a solid tag team, so I can’t ship him away. Reno, however, is a different story.

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After that debacle, we head to Tony, Mike, and Scott at the broadcast desk, where they talk about “the brutality” that we just saw. They quickly turn their attention to the remainder of the evening, which will be our final two World title matches; the Insiders defending the World Tag Team championships and the triple threat match for the World Heavyweight title. Tony and Scott both feel the Insiders will retain the Tag belts while Mike thinks the Thrillers have the advantage, which furthers Tenay talking good about the NBT from Worldwide. But in the main event, Tony feels it’s Sid’s night while Scott goes for the mystery man and Tenay says Scott Steiner will reign supreme.

Rating: C+
Eric’s Thoughts: Nothing to say here, these guys did alright to buy us a few minutes time to calm the crowd down.

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A video shows us clear back in November when the Thrillers turned on Kevin Nash, who was acting as their coach. From there, Nash finds a new tag partner in Diamond Dallas Page, forming The Insiders. Nash and Page took the titles away from Perfect Event twice, once at Mayhem and then again at Starrcade after Mike Sanders vacated the belts from them a week after Mayhem. But who will they be facing?!



WCW World Tag Team Championships
The Insiders vs. “The Main Event” Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire

Announced Time Limit: 45:00
Official: Scott James
Ringside: No One


Commentary are surprised that it isn’t one of the more established teams of the Thrillers in this match, but that surprise changes when the match begins as Palumbo and O’Haire take it right to the champions. They take over the bout by isolating Kevin Nash in their corner. Mike puts that over as them being smart enough to know that the Insiders would have expected them to go after Page, but instead they attacked Nash’s knees to wound him. But they are unable to keep him down forever, as Kevin fights back, even hurting himself again by reversing Palumbo into a big boot. Each side tags out to their partners, with Dallas coming in with punches and clotheslines for both Thrillers! He hits Palumbo with a discus clothesline to send him to the floor, before turning his attention to O’Haire. While Page goes up to do the ten punches in the corner, nobody notices Palumbo handcuff Nash to the turnbuckle on the outside, and when Page starts setting Sean up for the Diamond Cutter, he gets nailed with Palumbo’s Jungle Kick! From there, O’Haire gets his wits back to him and climbs the ropes, before nailing the Seanton Bomb! Nash cannot break free to make the save, and we have brand new World Tag Team champions!

Match Time: 15:16
Ratings: C / B-
Eric’s Thoughts: Man did that match get the crowd hot! We have some serious future main eventers in O’Haire and Palumbo, with Page and Nash holding up their end of the bargain in putting them over. I’m also impressed with Kev and Dallas showing such great chemistry as partners, almost better in the ring together than Kevin was with Scott.

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The match is over and the champagne is popping backstage! O’Haire and Palumbo arrive in the locker room of the Thrillers with their newly won championships, with Jindrak and Stasiak celebrating them. Reno offers his congratulations, but he is still tending to his wounds. Mike Sanders stands up in front of everyone to talk.
“Our plan was complete, guys! Our plan was a complete success! Together, we worked together to get back what is ours, and to knock those two old goofs out of our way! Now, it’s just a little too bad that our OTHER members couldn’t quite pick up the win…” he says while casting a disappointed gaze toward Reno and Stasiak, “…but this win right here has done more than any bad press could have done to us!”
He dumps some champagne on O’Haire and Palumbo, as Reno shakes his head and walks out of the room. Jindrak is just excited for his teammates, and while Stasiak keeps a smile on his face for his teammates, he has a pretty obvious sour look on his face after Sanders’s words. Mike sees this, and he has an even bigger crooked smile on his face.
Rating: C+
Eric’s Thoughts: I am thinking that it may be about time that the Thrillers run their natural course, and this is my first big step toward that.

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We go to a backstage split screen where both Scott Steiner and Sid Vicious are seen walking toward the ring. It’s moments away from our main event!

But first, a hype video. We see Scott Steiner win the World Heavyweight championship from Booker T at Mayhem, leading to him taking out Sid at Starrcade. Jeff Jarrett joined the fray and was nearly in this match, but he found himself out of it thanks to Sid being granted a chance to be in it. The whole time, Ric Flair promised a mystery third participant, who could it be? We find out next!



WCW World Heavyweight Championship – Triple Threat Match
“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner vs. Sid Vicious vs. ???

Announced Time Limit: 60:00
Official: Nick Patrick
Ringside: Midajah (Scott Steiner)


Steiner and Vicious alone begin the match, with Tony saying that Flair must be saving the surprise for later into the bout. The two don’t even wait for the bell, as Sid meets Steiner on his way down the ramp and starts fighting with him. They spend time heading around the barricade and into the stands briefly. Sid threatens to powerbomb Steiner on the floor, but Scott hits a low blow to break it up. It finally gets into the ring, where Scott takes Sid down with a belly to belly suplex and does push-ups.





























But that’s when out comes “The Dog-Faced Gremlin” Rick Steiner! He marches down to the ring and joins the match by shoving Scott! Scott shoves him right back, with brothers getting in each others faces! The two men circle around one another, but Scott ducks under a Steinerline, and Nick Patrick takes it hard! “Good NIGHT!” says Scott Hudson, as we now have no official! Sid gets back to his feet, and he clubs Scott in the back, before setting him up for a one armed chokeslam. Until he gets Rick’s Steinerline! As Rick lays boots into Sid, Mike wonders if this is about the World title or about brothers! Scott stands back and allows this to happen, as Rick pulls Sid to his feet. But Vicious blocks the suplex, kicking Rick in the midsection and grabbing him around the throat. Scott comes in and Sid grabs him around the throat as well, and he gives both of them a chokeslam! Sid goes for a cover, but there’s no official. So instead, he gets up and sets Scott up, driving him to the mat with the powerbomb! He goes for a pin again, this time a referee joining us – but he goes over to check on Rick rather than count the pin? Sid gets up and grabs his, asking what is going on, when Tenay finally recognizes the official; it’s Mark Johnson, formerly Scott Steiner’s personal referee! Does he have a job with WCW? About that time, Rick Steiner grabs Sid and spins him around, hitting him with a belly to belly suplex, and he tells Scott to do it, do it. Scott takes over, locking in the Steiner Recliner! Sid screams in pain, but doesn’t submit… even with Rick starts grabbing Scott and pulling on his shoulders to add more pressure, Sid doesn’t submit!

But then the bell sounds! Mark Johnson stopped the match, saying that he heard Sid submit! He grabs the championship and gives it to Scott, who hugs Rick! The Steiner Brothers embrace in the ring, with Scott and Rick climbing the turnbuckles to pose together. Scott Hudson starts screaming about a setup, wondering just how deep the setup goes! Did they fool Ric Flair? Did they plan on Mark Johnson? Tony says that these are questions we are going to have to wait for Nitro tomorrow night to hopefully get some answers for! But for now, he says we have to sign off for the evening.
“For Mike, Scott, and myself, goodnight everyone; as Sid Vicious goes, it looks like the Steiner Brothers have committed the ultimate Sin!”

Match Time: 11:45
Ratings: B / B- / B- / B
Eric’s Thoughts: That crowd were way hotter for this match and storyline than it really had any right to be. The commentary had those random hiccups again where Mike and Scott gelled perfectly while Tony and Mike didn’t, but the announcing did make the match seem better. Scott really carried the match quality, being well suited to a crazy brawl, but it was Rick who didn’t seem able to keep up, which surprises me a little. Rick’s turn was a complete success, while Mark Johnson brought back his Corrupt Official (Weasel) gimmick. It went over with the crowd, I’d say he is above average at it now. And now finally we can move on from this lame mystery man story. Original plans may have been for some big “Magnificent Seven” group. But I think what they wanted to get across with those, I can do just as well with the reunion (again) of the Steiner Brothers.

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Meanwhile, at Stamford, Connecticut:

“What do you mean?! Kellner, what the hell are you telling me? You guaranteed me that sale! You cannot be serious; you found out Eric Bischoff bought WCW?!”

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In a motel room in Indianapolis, an hour past Sin:
The news had spread like a wildfire. Dave Meltzer was the first reporter on the scene, but all the rest followed so quickly that it had to be broadcast on WCW.com so that people heard it from the source.

“Eric Bischoff officially the new owner of World Championship Wrestling!”

While I’m not sure exactly who stooged the information off to Meltzer, I knew that word had gotten out way faster than I had intended it to. I had wanted to stay shadowy, but the problem with that was the boys; there was no way that Johnny could have kept answering questions without revealing me. I wanted to keep my head down to stay away from the backlash that my owning the company could cause for the fan base. Sure, as I looked over the message boards, most of them remembered me as being the brains behind Nitro and the nWo and were excited for what we could do in the near future. But others brought up the same points as Ric did. The money being thrown around carelessly, the celebrities, the overuse of the nWo. I may have made a few mistakes here and there, but that’s why I had gone home last year. A few months in professional wrestling is a lifetime, and that’s why I hope that all these people who seem excited will keep tuning in, while all the rest will give it a chance and see.

The part I didn’t expect was actually just how polite the backstage was when I started walking around it. Sure, guys weren’t overly excited and happy to be there, but it wasn’t the toxicity that I had left behind in the past when guys like Hulk and Kevin were ruling the roost. I actually made a plan to bring the backstage up a little bit, and since I found out he was annoyed due to working with The Wall the previous Thunder, I zeroed in on Chuck Palumbo for my devious deed. As I was talking to him, I told him that one of my new plans for improving employee-talent relations was to check luggage for contraband. He handed his bag over, a given since he was upset at someone working while on drugs, and while I had it in my possession, I filled it with silly string. It was a pretty risky long shot of a rib, but later on when I gave it back to him, he saw the humor in being ribbed, and said he’d get me back next time. I might really enjoy working with this crop of younger guys.

It wasn’t all good news at Nitro, though. Both Kevin and Scott Steiner came up to me after the segment that featured Reno and jumped on him. Scott said that he “couldn’t sell worth a damn” and Nash told me that he felt his matches were “like watching a blind mouse do brain surgery”. Both said he wasn’t worth keeping around, but I think with more seasoning he might be worth it. He does seem to be a bit of a hot prospect as he is a pretty intimidating figure. During Thunder, I had another visitor, this time Jeff Jarrett, who feels Shane Helms is pretty clumsy and could end up hurting someone pretty badly with this new “Vertebreaker” move that he’s been practicing. I told him I would look into it. I found out through the grapevine that during the small taping for Worldwide, Crowbar was busy and forgot to shake Finlay’s hand. Scott Armstrong made him buy drinks for everyone after the show. There seemed to be no hard feelings from anyone involved.

Sin was a different beast altogether, though. I decided to play another little prank to make everyone at ease, this time picking on my “big buddy” Kevin. I told him that we had changed his dressing room location before the show started and pointed him in the right direction. When he walked in the room, a bucket of water showered him. Nash didn’t seem irritated, thankfully the guy is a big joker himself. He vowed revenge, but I know he’ll just play a prank on me down the line somewhere. But the sight of Kev all wet when he went out to the ring brought some of the guys to tears. Tony Schiavone seemed to take to my example, but his joke was completely uncalled for. Instead of harmless fun, he toilet papered a dressing room. Everyone found it to be in bad taste, and I gave him a pretty stern warning about it, saying that we can’t be taking extra time after arena hours to clean up just because he wanted to do a stupid prank. Jeff Jarrett again gave me a few thoughts on someone, this time his own on-screen bodyguard, Ron Harris. He told me – in confidence – that he didn’t feel Ron would ever “get it” in the ring after this long, and could probably just be cut loose. Between the crowds not caring to see Ron and Don visibly starting to slow down, Jeff may be on the right track. The other flaw in our system was Bam Bam Bigelow. He annoyed quite a few people in the Hardcore Invitational by performing while high on some unnamed hard drugs and a slew of painkillers. As far as the drugs went, I told him that we are running a tight ship here, and can’t have someone stoned out of their minds and possibly hurting people. He took the message well, but took it even better when I told him that I was going to help him by sending him to rehab for the painkiller addiction. He practically got on his knees and swore his life to me for not just firing him over the ordeal.

Time Warner didn’t seem pleased about the quality of our show, I had a voicemail from Jamie Kellner about that on Monday morning. I wasn’t very surprised by that, I have heard that he was pretty upset that we are still on what he feels are “his” channels now. Well hopefully the plans I have for SuperBrawl next month will live up to his standards.
[Writer’s note: I was ONE POINT below Time Warner’s broadcast quality level. Ugh.]

I had a surprise up my sleeve after Sin was over, though. I gathered everyone around to give a short speech. I gave a compliment to Scott Steiner for putting on such a good match and promo, putting him over as carrying the company’s top shelf very well. I pointed out Dallas as a good example; yeah I made sure he was protected in his pinfall loss to Sean O’Haire, but that was better than when I floated the idea to Kev and he shot it down, saying he would pull his creative control clause because he didn’t think he should be losing to guys that young and inexperienced. But the surprise was that I sent a few compliments toward Ric Flair, saying that he’s been playing a great authority figure and is doing a great job as foil to Scott’s title reign. All of them seemed pretty pleased with being singled out like that, and hopefully in time Ric will stop giving me dirty glances every time I walk past.

I’ll be honest, Sin didn’t get nearly as much money for WCW as I was hoping for. I really wanted it to help offset some of the huge wages I have to take care of. But, I suppose I’ve been saying that Rome wasn’t built in a day. I may end up very much in the red by the end of the month, but as long as I can keep plugging along, I really hope the fans come back around sooner rather than later. All we can do is start booking Nitro to set up for SuperBrawl: Revenge.

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Despite Anderz wanting to see The Magnificent Seven and me not providing him with it, I hope everyone enjoyed Sin!

Prediction Points Total out of 12
AMarc9-8: 7
Anderz: 6
TheBigBad1013: 5
Briskout: 6
crackerjack: 4
DgenerationMC: 4
The Final Countdown: 6
Happy0wns: 3
Matt Shannon: 5
The_Monk: 4
Satyr24: 5
Texasrangers13: 5
Uncrewed: 4
Warhawk8492: 6

Congratulations to AMarc! I will drop you a prediction prize before Nitro!
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Great show. Nice swerve with the Gremlin and kudos on picking The Franchise to win. Not too sure how I feel about Double J feuding with Morrus, although it gives him a rub that not many can give but definitely interested going forward.
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Good show. Rick's involvement seems like it should've been obvious in retrospect. I do think it kind of makes Flair look like a dumbass, unless he's secretly in cahoots with Scotty. I have no recollection of Rick using a Stranglehold knockoff as a theme, but there's probably a lot of latter-day WCW I've wiped from my memory.

I guess it's unavoidable that Bam Bam gets in trouble right away in this time period. Seems like you and Briskout were able to get him sorted out though, whereas I couldn't. Shame for me.

I'm picturing Tony reacting to your warning by saying it was "the greatest rib in the history of our sport."
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Great show!

Biggest surprise for me, honestly, was that Shane Douglas didn't win the US Title as I really thought he would. Morrus and Jarrett should be a good feud for the title though. Rick Steiner as the mystery man was, in retrospect, an obvious choice, but I'll admit that I never would have called it, so that was a nice surprise too. Would have liked to see The Insiders hang on to the Tag Team Titles a little while longer, but I can't fault the logic in having the young guys go over.

Looking forward to seeing what you've got cooking for Nitro.
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