WCW Monday Nitro - Monday, 07/20/98

WCW Monday Nitro - Monday, 07/20/98

By Wade

Believe it or not, this guy used to frighten people.
Jason T. sends the following arena report:
When I got to the E Center, everybody was waiting outside. They were letting people with floor seats in a different door. It took over an hour for me to get in.

25 minutes or so before the show, Dave Penzer announces we will have three main events. The third wasn't on Nitro, and it was Goldberg and The Giant. Goldberg was down about 3 minutes of the 3 1/2 minute match, but he sprung up from a chokeslam, and speared, then Jackhammered the Giant. Goldberg obviously had the louest pop, but out of the matches on TV, the Wolfpac got everybody bouti bouti. Hogan had a positive reaction (until he bad mouthed Karl Malone), and so did Eddy, until they found out he was wrestling K-Dog, with the Big Dawg.

The best part of the show was before the Giant/Goldberg match. Giant lit up his cigarette. Even good ol' wrestling fans in Utah didn't like that, so Buff said "Shut the hell up". He really got a reaction out of the fans.

Nitro really tones down the sound on TV, because during half of the interviews, you couldn't hear a word that was said in the E Center.

During one commercial, Penzer pointed at a sign a lady had that said something about wanting to marry Goldberg. Later on, the same lady had a sign that said she was pregnant with Goldberg's baby. Penzer said "Mickey J wants your number". Another guy had a sign saying he left his wife for Nitro. That might have been on TV. There were a group of people about eight rows back away from the floor with "Free Flair" shirts.

I'd have to say it was a great show, except for the nWo late night, (where I left for Raven t-shirts, and Nitro Girls posters) the lack of "Whoo" chants whenever somebody gave a chop, and the Powers/Norton match. No crowd involvement. It really could have used Arn Anderson. I still haven't seen it on TV. My car stalled in the parking lot, and I couldn't get home for most of the replay. If anyone has a tape, please e-mail me.

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