1st Match: Harlem Heat vs Thunder & Lightning. After a very slow PPV start, this is pretty refreshing. there's good mat-wrestling and Harlem Heat do a good job as heels. The ending is kind of weak, which I think spoils the match a little bit. Rating: 3/5
2nd Match: The Equalizer vs Jim Steele. A watchable match, but mostly because it's short. There's some good back and forth action, and you can see they were trying to get Steele over as a fan favorite. Rating: 3/5
3rd Match: Terry Taylor vs Diamond Dallas Page. Some good technical wrestling, and it's good to see DDP in action. I don't know who Terry Taylor is, but I like him in this match. Rating: 3.5/5
4th Match: Johnny B. Badd vs Jimmy Garvin. For a match that was supposedly made on the spot, it's pretty good. I know Badd from a couple TNA matches, and Michael Hayes is always cool. And for a guy who's been retired for two years, Garvin holds his own pretty well. Rating: 3.5/5
5th Match: Lord Steven Regal vs Arn Anderson, WCW World TV Championship. So this match has a time limit, I forgot that's how matches used to go. The start of this match is so slow, it might as well be going in reverse. Thankfully, the rest of the match is really good. Great counter wrestling by both guys, and Regal having to cheat to win has people booing him out of the building. Rating: 4/5
6th Match: Cactus Jack and Maxx Payne vs The Nasty Boys, WCW World Tag Team Championships. Even though this match ends in a DQ, I think it's the best match of the night. I don't know why they chose to end it the way they did, but there are some sick spots in this. Foley (Cactus Jack) takes a nasty bump on the concrete, and both Nasty Boys get suplexed to hell. Rating: 4.5/5
7th Match: Sting, Brian Pillman, and Dustin Rhodes vs Rick Rude, Steve Austin, and Paul Orndorff, Thundercage match. Never heard of a Thundercage match before this, but given the name I thought it would be electrified. Thankfully, it's not, it's basically a Hell in the Cell match. The match is good, and the crowd's really into it, I just wish they didn't have to tag each other in. But I'm new to 90s wrestling, so maybe this is just how cage matches used to be. Rating: 4/5
8th Match: Ric Flair vs Vader, Thundercage match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship (Special Guest Referee: The Boss). That was a mouthful, but this match is really good. Flair is on fire for a majority of the match, and Bossman as the ref is an interesting touch. The interference of Harley Race was also a good way to make people hate his guts even more. Overall a good match with some good drama and Flair overcoming the odds. Rating: 4/5
Final Rating: 7 out of 10. For my very first WCW PPV, I was pretty impressed. The second half of the show is really good, and the first half is certainly watchable.
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