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Yoshihiro Asai ...
Ultimo Dragon
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Konnan
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Chris Benoit
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Woman
Scott Dickinson ...
Scott Dickinson - Referee
Mike Enos ...
Mike Enos
Rafael García ...
Super Calo
Peter Gruner ...
Billy Kidman
Jimmy Hart ...
Himself
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Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan
Brian Hildebrand ...
Mark Curtis - Referee
Harold Hogue ...
Ice Train
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Booker T.
Lash Huffman ...
Stevie Ray
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Jeff Jarrett
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Enjoyable for the most part
23 June 2016 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

Hour one.

Live from Memphis, TN

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

Hulk Hogan starts the show with a promo. He says the nWo is here with a mission from god. Alrighty then. Hogan brags about his movie deals and says he's heard Roddy Piper's been dogging him. He says he's also heard that Roddy Piper will be at Nitro tonight. He says he's gonna confront Roddy Piper tonight, and wants Piper to admit that Hogan's the better man. He says he's gonna put the title on the line against Piper tonight.

The Ultimo Dragon (W/Sonny Onoo) Vs Ray Mendoza Jr.

Dragon wins with a tiger suplex. The Dragon hit some fun moves in this glorified squash match

*

Glacier Vs Billy Kidman

Glaicer wins after kicking Kidman in the face in mid-air. This was a glorified squash match.

3/4*

Ice Train (W/Teddy Long) Vs La Parka

Ice Train wins with a big splash. The Outsiders attacked Lex Luger backstage during this match as well. This match had some fun moments, mainly due to La Parka.

*1/2

The Four Horsemen have a segment. It's not worth recapping.

Harlem Heat (W/Sister Sherri) Vs The Steiner Brothers

The match ends inconclusively after The Faces of Fear & Public Enemy interfere. Why is it that every time a match on Nitro starts to get good, it ends abruptly? It gets annoying.

*1/2

Hour two.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay & Bobby Heenan

Dean Malenko Vs Mike Enos

Malenko wins with a small package. During the match, Syxx runs down and steals the Cruiserweight title. The match isn't really worth recapping. It was filled with rest holds.

*1/4

Kevin Sullivan, Jimmy Hart, Konnan & Jacqueline are out for an interview. The highlight is Jimmy Hart telling Sullivan not to trust Miss Jacqueline.

Diamond Dallas Paige Vs The Renegade

DDP wins with a Diamond Cutter from the top. Scott Hall & Kevin Nash come out with pipes and stand in the entrance way. Sting and Randy Savage appear in the stands. DDP grabs a chair to protect himself as Hall & Nash head to the back. The match was a squash match, but what happened after the match was intense and really cool.

3/4*

Super Calo Vs Alex Wright

Alex Wright wins with a missile dropkick from the top. The fans chanted boring for it, but I thought it was quite decent. There were plenty of high-flying moves and a fair amount of excitement.

**1/2

Chris Beniot (W/Woman) Vs Konnan (W/Jimmy Hart)

Konnan wins by DQ after Beniot throws Konnan over the top rope. Miss Jacqueline comes out with a whip to try to attack Woman, but Beniot takes it away from her. This match had the right intensity, but that's about it.

*1/2

Steve McMichael (W/Debra) Vs Jeff Jarrett

Jarrett wins by countout after Debra holds McMichael back. McMichael was still very green in the ring, but he did OK here. The match was rather crappy

*

Up next is an interview with Roddy Piper. He brings his son out with him. Piper says he'll never be Elvis Presley, and Hogan will never be Roddy Piper. The fans interrupt Rowdy by chanting his name. He says he's been granted a shot at Hogan's WCW title. He says there is only one problem. He already beat Hogan. He gets his son to say "It's an honor to be in Memphis, TN" Cute. Piper turns down the title shot and says he has nothing to prove. Hollywood Hogan comes out with his entourage to interrupt. Hogan corners Piper and his son. Piper pleads with Hogan not to do anything. Hogan tells Piper to drop to his knees and beg for mercy. Hogan adds that he wants Piper to admit that Hogan beat Piper like a drum at Starrcade. Piper admits it. Hogan also wants Piper to say that Hogan is the real icon. Hogan says Piper makes him sick because he's hiding behind a kid. Piper takes his son out of the ring and goes up behind Hogan and Bischoff. He rams their heads together and starts nailing Hogan with right hands. Hogan retreats as Piper holds the title up in the air to end the show.

This episode is well above average. The matches aren't great, but the story lines are entertaining. I enjoyed the ending as well.

6.5/10


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