WCW Title: Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage, WCW Tag Team Titles: Harlem Heat vs. The Outsiders, WCW Cruiserweight Title: Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Dean Malenko, Syxx vs. Chris Jericho, Lex Luger vs.... See full summary »
Turner Sports President, Dr. Harvey Schiller recently removed Eric Bischoff as the President of WCW. A move that has swayed the balance of power back to WCW in the war with the nWo. In the ... See full summary »
WWF Championship: Shawn Michaels vs. Vader, Boiler Room Brawl: Mankind vs. The Undertaker, Tag Team Championship: Smoking Gunns vs. The Godwins vs. The New Rockers vs. The Bodydonnas, Jerry... See full summary »
SuperBrawl is usually one of WCW's biggest PPV's of the year. This year, SuperBrawl takes place at the legendary Cow Palace in San Francisco, California. Hollywood Hogan and the new World ... See full summary »
WCW World Champion Hollywood Hogan vs. Roddy Piper (non-title match), WCW United States Title: Eddie Guerrero vs. Dallas Page, WCW Cruiserweight/Super J Cup Titles: Ultimo Dragon vs. Dean ... See full summary »
Rey Mysterio vs Eddie Guerrero, Money in the Bank Ladder Match - Edge vs Kane vs Christian vs Chris Benoit vs Shelton Benjamin vs Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle vs Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton vs... See full summary »
Sting, representing the NWO Wolfpac, faces the Giant, representing NWO Hollywood, for control of both WCW World Tag Team Championship belts. "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan and Bret "The Hitman" ... See full summary »
Your commentators are Tony Schiavone, Dusty Rhodes & Bobby Heenan
Diamond Dallas Paige Vs Chavo Guererro Jr.
DDP wins with the Diamond Cutter. This is actually a good match! As much as I dislike Chavo, the man was a great wrestler. The last 5 minutes are especially exciting with DDP doing a really neat spinning sit-out powerbomb.
Gene Okerlund gives us a report of the history of the NWO.
Scott Norton Vs Ice Train (W/Teddy Long)
Ice Train makes Norton submit with a Full Nelson. This was pretty damn bad! Nobody in the crowd cared about the match, and I don't think many people in general did either. WCW had some pointless feuds.
Mexican Heavyweight Championship
Konnan (C) (W/Jimmy Hart) Vs Juventud Guerrera
Konnan retains. This is a solid match, but I do have some issues with it. It does come across as a spotfest at times. It also seemed off at times, and the crowd sensed it as well. Juvi hit every high- flying move but the kitchen sink in this one. I just think they tried a little too hard.
Chris Jericho Vs Chris Beniot
I'm super excited about this one. Beniot wins with a back suplex from the top. I'm happy to say that this match met my expectations. These two went out there and stole the show! These two are just in tune with each other. They've wrestled each other many times. It's just a damn shame the crowd was so dead for it. Last but not least, it put over Jericho as a star that could hang with the best of them.
Rey Mysterio Jr. Vs Super Calo
Mysterio wins with the West Coast Pop. Calo and Mysterio meshed perfectly in this match. They had the perfect contrast in styles. You'll get plenty of areal manuevers, great wrestling, and lots of excitement. Once again, the crowd disappointed me.
Tag Team Championship
Harlem Heat (C) (W/Sister Sherri & Col. Parker) Vs The Nasty Boys
Harlem Heat wins after Sherri interferes. These two kinda wore out their feud welcome in 2005. Technically the match is fine, it's just rather mundane and overbooked. Somehow, The Nasty Boys stay over with the fans. It's a mystery to me.
"Macho Man" Randy Savage Vs The Giant
Savage has the match potentially won after hitting the flying elbow until the nWo comes out and assaults Randy Savage. Referee, Nick Patrick does nothing about it. The Giant simply covers Savage for the win. It's nice to see Savage was protected somewhat in defeat. As great as Savage is, he can't work miracles. This match was pretty mediocre. The coolest moment had to be Savage slamming The Giant. The crowd popped huge for it.
Sting shows up during The Four Horsemen's interview. He says it wasn't him that attacked Luger. Luger says he doesn't believe him.
Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Fake Sting, and Kevin Nash (W/Ted Dibiase) Vs Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger, and Sting.
It turns out, it was a fake Sting. The real Sting comes out at the end of the match to kick all kinds of ass. The real Sting ends up walking out on the team when his feelings were hurt that nobody trusted him. Luger ends up passing out to the Scorpion Deathlock from the fake Sting to give nWo the win. Savage ends up getting Hogan all alone in the ring, but it turns out to be a setup. Savage gets decimated by the nWo. Miss Elizabeth runs in and pleads with Hogan to stop. Miss Elizabeth covers Macho Man, so Hogan humiliates her by spray painting nWo on her back. Savage ends up being helped to the back by Elizabeth and a referee.
Thoughts: Sorry for the detailed recap. I kinda felt it was necessary. This match had so much emotion riding on it. It's amazing that over 20 years later, this angle still tugs at my heart-strings. I still hate the nWo. The nWo certainly had its fans, but I was a WCW guy. The nWo angle really revitalized wrestling before it became stale. My favorite part out of all of this is Miss Elizabeth reuniting with Randy Savage. I can't help it, I adore them together. Elizabeth should have never turned heel in the first place. Elizabeth is a natural face.
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