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WCW Slamboree (1997)

Not Rated | | Sport | TV Special 18 May 1997
Tradition battles the New World Order at Slamboree 1997. "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair returns to the ring in his home town of Charlotte, NC. Flair has been out of action for nine months, but ... See full summary »
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Randy Anderson - Referee
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Woman
Doug Dellinger ...
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Bill DeMott ...
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Kevin Greene ...
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Jimmy Hart ...
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Bobby Heenan ...
Brian Hildebrand ...
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Tradition battles the New World Order at Slamboree 1997. "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair returns to the ring in his home town of Charlotte, NC. Flair has been out of action for nine months, but finally he has returned to World Championship Wrestling to aid in the battle against the nWo. Flair will not be alone, as he will team with fellow legend, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Carolina Panthers own Kevin Greene. The trio will battle the nWo's anti-tradition unit of Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Syxx. Kevin Greene isn't the only NFL star stepping off of the grid iron and stepping into the ring at Slamboree. Green Bay's own Reggie White will also step into the ring against his long time NFL rival, Steve "Mongo" McMichael. Will the nWo reign once again or will tradition live on at Slamboree? Written by MRR

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First WCW PPV appearance for Ernest "The Cat" Miller. See more »

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Follows WCW Uncensored (1996) See more »

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Meh.
2 August 2016 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

Live from Charlotte, NC

Attendance: 9,643

Your commentators are Tony Schiavone, Dusty Rhodes & Bobby Heenan

Television Championship

The Ultimate Dragon (C) (W/Sonny Onoo) Vs Steven Regal

Regal wins the title after Sonny Onoo turns on The Ultimate Dragon. This match moved a bit slowly at times, but it was still a solid match. You could tell how fatigued these guys got near the end of the match.

*** out of 5

Madusa Vs Luna Vachon

Madusa wins with a bridging German suplex. As JR would say, this match was bowling shoe ugly. It was sloppy and pretty hard to watch. Women's wrestling is way better today than it was back then.

* out of 5

Randy Savage is out for a promo. Savage says The nWo are the center of the universe as the crowd chants for DDP. Savage says DDP wants no part of the madness. DDP comes through the crowd with a crutch in hand. Savage runs off. He changes his mind, but Eric Bischoff comes out and holds Savage back. DDP says Savage must have a previous engagement. He says Savage is going to Hogan's house to wash his car and kiss his ass. Savage comes into the ring and gets nailed by DDP's crutch. Other nWo members come in and get nailed by DDP's crutch as well. The numbers game catches up to DDP, but The Giant makes the save and Savage and the nWo retreat.

Yuji Yasuraoka Vs Rey Mysterio Jr.

Mysterio wins with a springboard hurricanrana. These two put on a fairly solid match. I had a couple of issues with it, but overall it was enjoyable. I just wish it didn't start so slowly.

**3/4 out of 5

Sub Zero Vs Shao Khan

I'm just kidding. It's Glacier Vs Mortis. Glacier wins by DQ after Wrath interferes. Earnest 'The Cat' Miller comes in from the crowd and saves Glacier. This match was WAY too short for me to give a fair rating.

½* out of 5

United States Championship

Dean Malenko (C) Vs Jeff Jarrett (W/Debra)

Malenko wins by submission with the Texas Cloverleaf. This was a good match between these two. I was excited about this one and they ended up proving me right. I was surprised that Malenko won fairly clean.

***1/4 out of 5

Death Match

Chris Beniot (W/Woman) Vs Meng

There are no countouts, no disqualification, and pinfalls don't count. It's basically like, a Last Man Standing match. Meng wins with the Tongan Death grip. This was decent, mainly because of Beniot. Say what you want about him, but the man is one of the greatest to ever lace a pair of boots. The ending was deflating.

**1/2 out of 5

The Steiner Brothers Vs Hugh Morrus & Konnan (W/Jimmy Hart)

The Steiner's win after Scott hits Hugh Morrus with a Frankensteiner. This match was strictly filler. It was a mediocre match that didn't have much going for it. I don't think anybody took Konnan and Hugh Morrus seriously as a team.

*1/2 out of 5

Steve McMichael (W/Debra) Vs Reggie White

McMichael wins after hitting Reggie with a loaded briefcase. This was awful to watch. It was two guys with very little wrestling experience stinking up the joint. I give Reggie all the credit in the world for trying, but this was terrible.

* out of 5

Scott Hall, Kevin Nash & Syxx Vs Ric Flair, Roddy Piper & Kevin Greene

Flair's team picks up the win. This was a poor main event for the most part, even if the atmosphere was electric. It was smart to give Flair the win in his hometown to avoid a potential riot.

*3/4 out of 5

This is a mediocre PPV. WCW PPV's are really hit or miss, especially when it comes to 1997. I would suggest that you give this one a pass.

4/10


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