Pillman wins with a flying crossbody. Holy hell, what a match! This is basically a great 20 minute match in six minutes or so. They crammed in everything but the kitchen sink. It was non-stop action from start to finish. Pillman almost killed himself with a suicide dive attempt through the ropes. This is one of those underrated gems you need to see.
***1/2 out of 5
United States Title
Sting (C) Vs Johnny B. Badd
Sting wins with a roll-up after Badd gets distracted by a big box. Cactus Jack assaults Sting after the match until WCW wrestlers run out and clear Cactus from the ring. The post-match attack was great, but the match was terrible. Sting was shockingly poor in this match, no-selling a couple moves. Badd no-souled as well.
* out of 5
Richard Morton Vs Mike Graham
Morton wins with a roll-up. This was actually a serviceable match. They worked hard, despite little to no crowd heat. I have no idea who Graham is, but he's a pro.
**1/4 out of 5
Bill Kazmier bends a steel bar behind his neck, then gets attacked by Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko for his troubles.
The Fabulous Freebirds Vs The Patriots (Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip)
The Freebirds win. This was an OK match. I didn't really care much about either team, so it was hard to pay attention at times.
*3/4 out of 5
Paul E. Dangerously and Cactus Jack are in the ring. Cactus Jack says Sting had a great career, but it's all over now. A box appears on the rampway. Cactus thinks it's Abdullah The Butcher, but it's Sting instead. He attacks Cactus and sends him running to the back, but Cactus comes back and they brawl.
We get a very boring segment with Ron Simmon's college coach praising Ron Simmon's football accomplishments.
Ron Simmons Vs The Diamond Studd
Simmons wins with a crappy flying shoulderblock. This was awful. Scott Hall was very green at this juncture and it showed. He couldn't sell for shii*** and the whole match stunk.
3/4* out of 5
Ron Simmons is interviewed by Paul E. Dangerously afterwards. Harley Race & Mr. Hughes interrupt. Simmons says he's going to find Lex Luger.
Terrance Taylor (W/Alexandra York) Vs Van Hammer
This is why WCW was so awful in 91/92. Flair's absence really hurt the product and they kept hiring talent that would go nowhere like Van Hammer. Weirdly enough, the crowd seems to dig Van Hammer. Van Hammer wins with a knee to the back from the top. Yeah...that's what it took to pin Taylor. Taylor was built up big as a heel and you have some talentless hack like Van Hammer squash him. Screw this show.
Lex Luger shoves Ron Simmons out of his locker room, so Simmons literally bulldozes through the door and goes after Luger before officials break it up.
'Stunning' Steve Austin (C) Vs "The Z-Man" Tom Zenk
Austin wins after hitting Zenk with brass knuckles. This was very slow-moving and the definition of average. It was pretty disappointing, as I expected much more from these two. This wasn't a very good outing from either men.
** out of 5
Ron Simmons speaks to some kids in a gymnasium. Lex Luger gives Ron Simmons during the press conference for the signing of Simmons Vs Luger at Halloween Havoc. Luger insults Simmons and Simmons goes after him, but he's restrained. Simmons tries to get him, but Luger gets away in his getaway car.
Tag Team Titles
Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko Vs Rick Steiner & Bill Kazmaier
Anderson and Zbyszko win after they take advantage of Kazmaier's rib. This was an anti-climatic way to end the show. I love Arn and Larry, but this was a dud of a main event.
*1/2 out of 5
I thoroughly despised this show. There were many things that I got angry about. WCW was in a bind after Flair left. Many stupid gimmicks, uninteresting main event talent, and overall boredom killed it until WCW had a rebirth when Hogan came back.I recommend you watch paint dry instead. You'll get less bored and frustrated. Watch the opening match between Pillman and Badstreet, skip everything else.
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