Roddy Piper opens the show. He says he's done a lot of things wrong,
and he's surprised people cheer for him.He says the last time you saw
him, the nWo was attacking his knee. Piper hops around on his leg to
show he's fine. He says he has 6 kids and he has to win this fight as a
loud "Hogan sucks" chant breaks out. He says his 7-year- old son
questioned Piper on how he's gonna face Hogan with one leg. Piper says
that didn't stop Bo Jackson. He says when he had a boxing match with
Mr. T, they wanted Piper to take a dive for him. He says he doesn't
take dives for anyone. He points out a guy with a "this is nWo country"
sign on it. Piper says he has nothing against the nWo. He's not with
WCW or the nWo. He trashes the guy in epic fashion. He says he's sick
of hearing about Hulk Hogan, but he truly is a superstar. He's not
taking this fight lightly. Piper calls Hogan out, but he doesn't show
Thoughts: Piper is magic on the microphone. He really is one of the
best talkers ever. This was a great segment.
Mr. Wallstreet Vs Mike Enos
Wallstreet wins with a Samoan Drop. Ted Dibiase comes out and gives
Wallstreet a contract. This was a sly nod to Dibiase's former
partnership when Wallstreet was I.R.S in the WWF.
Next, is a video. Chris Beniot is out with Woman at a restaurant. They
drink wine together and taunt Kevin Sullivan.
Hugh Morrus Vs The Renegade (W/Joe Gomez)
Morrus wins with a moonsault off the top. This match isn't worth
* Kevin Sullivan storms out. He chastises Tony Schiavone for playing
the video of Chris Beniot and Woman at the restaurant. He says it's all
about ratings. Schiavone says he's just doing what he's told. Sullivan
says that video affected somebody in his family really bad. The next
time that happens, he wants Schiavone to show it to him.
Kevin Greene comes out for an interview with Mean Gene. Kevin Greene
says he's still bothered that Steve McMichael souled him out for a
couple bucks. He says the nWo is crap, and he's gonna rename Hollywood
Hogan "choking Hogan" because he's gonna have his fist down Hogan's
Dean Malenko (C) Vs Jimmy Graffiti
Malenko wins with a small package. This was an entertaining match.
Graffiti was booked pretty strong in this match, and that made things
better. This is what happens when you book your undercard properly.
The Nasty Boys Vs Meng & The Barbarian (W/Jimmy Hart)
Meng & The Barbarian win after The Barbarian nails Brian Knobbs with
the megaphone. This was a chaotic brawl, and not a very good one at
that. The Outsiders made a brief appearance during the match.
Ric Flair comes out for an interview. He brings out Roddy Piper. Flair
endorses Piper and offers The Horsemen to be in his corner. Piper
politely turns the help down.
Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay & Bobby Heenan
Chris Jericho Vs Bobby Eaton
Jericho wins with a missile dropkick off the top. This was a nice win
to build some momentum for Jericho.
Arn Anderson (W/Steve McMichael & Debra) Vs Sgt. Craig Pittman
Anderson wins with the DDT. I'm not sure why McMichael needed to
interfere. Pittman was strictly an enhancement talent at this juncture.
Arn Anderson and Steve McMichael condemn Woman for not being there.
They are questioning her loyalty. I have to say, Debra is one of the
most annoying people I've ever seen.
Diamond Dallas Paige Vs Jeff Jarrett
DDP wins with the help of Scott Hall. DDP tells Scott Hall & Kevin Nash
to leave him alone after the match. I was somewhat looking forward to
DDP nailing Jarrett with the Diamond Cutter, but oh well. The match was
Roddy Piper calls out Hulk Hogan, but he gets Eric Bischoff instead.
Some fan hilariously throws a drink right in Bischoff's face. I don't
condone that, but I can't stand Bischoff so I found it funny. Bischoff
says he is Piper's only friend because he's trying to protect Piper
from himself. Bischoff says Piper is no Hulk Hogan. His 24 inch pythons
are gonna squash Piper like a grape. Bischoff calls Piper a gimp and
walks away. Piper nails Bischoff from behind and threatens to bash his
head in with a chair. The nWo comes running out. Kevin Greene, Arn
Anderson, and Steve McMichael come out to help Piper.
Thoughts: This was a really hot ending. Piper was fantastic as the
aggressive face that wanted Hogan. Bischoff was Bischoff. It was nice
to see somebody other than the nWo get the upper hand for once.
This was a decent show for the most part. It's amazing how someone like
Roddy Piper can enliven a show so much. There was solid story
advancement with DDP as well as others.
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