I'd rather watch paint dry in lieu of watching this PPV again.
Live from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Your hosts are Tony Schivaone, Bobby Heenan & Dusty Rhodes
This is Battle Bowl. It's made up of tag team matches with partners that were randomly chosen in a lethal lottery. They can be friend or foe, it doesn't matter. They are forced to work together to advance to the Battlebowl later in the night.
Battle Bowl: Round One
Roadwarrior Animal & Booker T Vs Roadwarrior Hawk & Lex Luger
It turns out, nobody can get along in this match. Both teams brawl to a double countout. This was really disappointing that Hawk and Animal didn't wrestle against each other at all. Poor stuff all around.
Public Enemy Vs Kevin Sullivan & Chris Beniot (W/Jimmy Hart)
Public Enemy wins after putting Beniot through a table. This one had some intensity, at least. Sullivan and Beniot would have a memorable feud in WCW.
Sgt. Craig Pittman & Scott Steiner (W/Teddy Long) Vs The Booty Man & Rick Steiner (W/Kimberly)
Rick and The Booty Man win after Rick pins Pittman with a back suplex into a bridge. This one had some fun moments, mainly because of Rick and Scott wrestling each other. The crowd ate it up as well.
The Blue Bloods (Steven Regal & Dave Taylor) Vs "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan & V.K. Wallstreet
Duggan wins after drilling Taylor with a taped fist. Duggan and Wallstreet were another team that didn't get along. I really don't understand how anyone can like Duggan.
½* (half a star)
"Dirty" Dick Slater & Bobby Eaton (W/Col. Robert Parker) Vs Alex Wright & Disco Inferno
Slater and Eaton beat Wright and Inferno after Slater drills Inferno with his shoe from behind. What is it with WCW and shoes? A lot of finishes involve shoes for some reason.
3/4* (quarter of a star)
Diamond Dallas Paige & The Barbarian Vs Meng & Hugh Morrus
DDP and The Barbarian win in a really weird finish. Schiavone was correct when he said this is one of the better tag team matches of the evening.
Big Bubba Rogers & Stevie Ray Vs Fire & Ice (Scott Norton & Ice Train)
Fire & Ice win after the hit a double shoulderblock on Big Bubba. This was more of the same. I don't really have much to say on it.
Eddie Guerrero & Arn Anderson Vs Ric Flair & Randy Savage (W/Woman & Miss Elizabeth)
Flair and Savage hate each other's guts and everyone is expecting them to turn on each other. Sure enough, Flair and Anderson setup Savage. Throughout the match, Savage and Flair pound on each other. Anderson ends up giving his own partner, Eddie Guerrero the DDT and Flair pins Guerrero. Flair and Anderson beat up Savage some more after the match with Elizabeth adding insult to injury by slapping Savage.
Thoughts: This was extremely predictable. Even a casual wrestling fan could see how this one was gonna play out.
Dean Malenko (C) Vs Brad Armstrong
Malenko retains with a gut buster from the top. The announcing team went on about how great this match was, but in reality, its average. The crowd fell asleep for it as well.
"Dirty" Dick Slater & Bobby Eaton (W/Col. Robert Parker) Vs "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan & V.K. Wallstreet
Eaton and Slater advance, thanks to all the animosity with Duggan and Wallstreet. These matches are starting to get tiresome. Most of them are uneventful and boring.
Public Enemy Vs Randy Savage & Ric Flair (W/Miss Elizabeth & Woman)
Savage attacks Flair in the entrance way and a huge brawl commences. Flair and Savage end up being counted out, giving Public Enemy the win. The battle bowl at the end is shaping up to be very anti- climatic, but having Savage and Flair's hatred get in the way made perfect sense.
Diamond Dallas Paige & The Barbarian Vs The Booty Man & Rick Steiner (W/Kimberly)
DDP & The Barbarian advance after The Barbarian pins Booty Man. All I have to say is thank god Booty Man didn't advance to the Battle Royal. '
United States Championship
Konnan (C) Vs Jushin "Thunder" Liger
Konnan retains with a Razor's Edge into a sit-down powerbomb. I'm predicting this will be the best match on the show. This was a solid match with both men pulling out some fun stuff.
Ric Flair and Arn Anderson challenge Steve McMichael to a tag team match with a partner of McMichael's choosing. McMichael chooses Kevin Greene.
Eight Man Battle Bowl
The winner faces the WCW Champion at The Great American Bash. Scott Norton, Ice Train, Dick Slater, Bobby Eaton, DDP, The Barbarian & Public Enemy are the participants. DDP becomes Lord of The Ring by pinning The Barbarian with the Diamond Cutter. I'm giving this a 2 star rating, simply for the solid wrestling between DDP & The Barbarian.
WCW Heavyweight Championship
The Giant (C) (W/Jimmy Hart) Vs Sting (W/Lex Luger)
Luger tries to get the megaphone away from Jimmy Hart,"accidentally" moves the megaphone in Sting's direction, and nails Sting in the head. The Giant chokeslams Sting and retains. This was a mediocre main event to cap off an atrocious PPV. The storyline of "is Luger conning Sting" is pretty stale.
2/10 ranking overall.
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