Lex Luger congratulates Sting on winning the World Heavyweight Title, but says there is a black cloud hovering WCW. Luger says he can't talk sense into Scott Steiner, so he wants to beat some sense into him. He calls out Scott. Scottie doesn't come out.
Lex Luger Vs Curt Hennig (W/Rick Rude)
Scott Steiner runs in and attacks Luger. Luger gets the best of Scottier, so the nWo runs out and attacks Luger. Rick Steiner and Sting make the save and clear the ring. What a hot way to start the show.
United States Title
DDP (C) Vs Van Hammer
DDP wins with a Diamond Cutter from the Top Rope. The Flock attacks DDP, but Chris Benoit makes the save. OK match, made watchable by DDP's presence. Diamond cutter was super cool.
*1/2 out of 5
'Hollywood' Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff storm down to the ring. Hogan says Sting isn't the rightful champion and that Nick Patrick screwed him over. He says Scott Hall will beat Sting for the title tonight and give the belt back to Hogan. Hogan challenges Randy Savage to a Steel Cage match at Uncensored. Randy Savage appears in the crowd. He says he's kicking Hogan out of the nWo and his nightmare is just getting started. He accepts Hogan's challenge.
Ultimo Dragon Vs Kaz Hayashi
The Dragon wins with the Dragon Sleeper. Not bad at all. Hayashi was rather fun to watch and my boy The Dragon won. All is good.
** out of 5
Raven Vs Chris Benoit
The Flock interferes. DDP saves the day, but Benoit accidentally hits DDP. Fun match while it lasted. Raven has good chemistry with anyone. He's so underrated.
**1/4 out of 5
Chris Jericho wears Juventud Guerrera's mask out to the ring. He proclaims Monday Nitro is now Monday Night Jericho.
Chris Jericho Vs Lenny Lane
Jericho wins with the Lion Tamer. Lane put up a hell of a fight and it had a very convincing close near fall where you believed Lane could pull off the upset. The crowd bought into it too. Jericho was way over as a heel.
*3/4 out of 5
Rick Steiner (W/Ted Dibiase) Vs Vincent
Steiner squashes him easily and then tries to bite his ear off. Poor Virgil...I mean Vincent.
Saturn Vs Yuji Nagata
Saturn wins by submission in a very boring match. Even the crowd was bored, as noticed by the audible "boring" chants.
* out of 5
Booker T (C) Vs The Renegade
The Renegade is a forgotten TV Champion. WCW was forced to stop pushing him because he didn't get over and he was a clone of The Ultimate Warrior. Booker wins. Doesn't take a genius to figure out that.
3/4* out of 5
Konnan Vs Lizmark Jr.
Konnan wins by submission. I didn't give a rat's ass about this match. I was only half-paying attention. Konnan makes fun of Juventud Guerrera for losing his mask.
* out of 5
Buff Bagwell & Scott Norton Vs High Voltage
Another pointless effin match. The crowd is becoming very bored. The announcers raved about it, but it was Meh to me. Bagwell and Norton win.
*1/2 out of 5
Eddie Guerrero Vs Disco Inferno
Eddie wins with the Frog Splash. Eddie seemed to be on auto-pilot here.
*1/2 out of 5
J.J Dillon says Sting is the WCW Champion and that Nick Patrick was the sanctioned referee he chose. Nick Patrick says there are no hard feelings.
Ric Flair Vs Brad Armstrong
Flair wins by submission. The dirtiest player in the game wins in a surprisingly competitive match. I rather enjoyed it. Armstrong is a pro.
*3/4 out of 5
The Giant comes out with a neckbrace, selling Kevin Nash's powerbomb from Souled Out a couple of months ago. He says he thinks of Nash every time he feels pain in his neck. He says he'll get his revenge on Nash and give him the ride of his life.
Next up is Brian Adams (Crush) Brian Adams threatens to smack Mean Gene and says the nWo is the elite organization. He says he wouldn't break a sweat in destroying Bret Hart. What an awful promo this is. Thankfully, Bret Hart interrupts. Someone spits in Bret's face while he is on the way down. Stay classy. Hart and Adams brawl with Hennig, Rude, and Adams until Ric Flair runs out and makes the save again. Cool segment, despite Adams's awful promo. Ric Flair says as far as today goes, Bret is the best there is, was, and ever will be. Flair says he gained respect for Bret after he beat him at Souled out and says he'll help him out along the way if he needs it. Bret challenges Curt Hennig to a match at Uncensored. Bret looked EXTREMELY uncomfortable with Flair praising Bret. That didn't look right at all lol. Still pretty cool to see two legends like that interact, though.
WCW Heavyweight Title
Sting (C) Vs Scott Hall
It turns out to be a setup. The nWo distracts Sting long enough for Scott Hall (dressed as Sting) to attack Sting. Randy Savage tries to help, but he runs right in the line of fire. Brutus, The Zodiac, The Butcher, The Booty Man, Beefcake makes his WCW return as The Disciple. Lex Luger makes the save.
Well, this show was a mixed bag with a lot of cool stuff, but also a lot of filler. That's what happens when you run a three-hour program. It's recommended for the most part, though.
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