WCW Nitro Extra - Tuesday, 11/10/98
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Morton Downey, Jr.
Wrestlemania V, 4/2/89, Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, NJ
- Trivia Question: What was the first calendar year that WCW ran a pay-per-view every month? (Answer at the end of the report)
- Well, here I am, actually doing a report for the first time in God knows how long. From what I read, this Nitro Extra thing will be on as long as the NBA strike holds out. Other than next week, when I'm on vacation, I'll be covering this myself.
Also, Aldo's busy Thursday night so I'm going to cover Thunder for this week only.
- The mailbag:
- From James D. in Tampa, Florida:
Ed "Booty Man" Leslie was the head of our annual Halloween festivities. It's called Guavaween (don't ask, it would take too long). We have a street in Ybor City that is very much like Bourbon Street in New Orleans, all bars and strip joints. It actually gets very Mardi Gras-like during Guavaween. There is a parade and stuff, and "The Barber" was at the head of it. It was good for a few laughs. Guavaween is a VERY big deal here in Tampa.
- Richard L. writes:
Lately, every time I see the Warrior dashing to the ring, I cannot help but think of one of the robots from Mystery Science Theater 3K sarcastically taking us into the Warrior's thoughts as he dashes (puffs?) to the ring: "Geez, what was I THINKING when I came up with this 'sprint to the ring' gimmick? [Cough, Wheeze.]"
- Big Mike is lined up to do the World War III report. Xavier Doom is going to do a World War III preview since his Halloween Havoc preview was so well received.
In this case, World War III is a relatively "new" PPV, so he's going to cover all the "War" PPVs. So, he's going to do an historical perspective on the Wrestle War PPVs as well. The one JPG he is missing is a JPG from World War III in 1995. If you have any JPGs from the 1995 World War III, or know how he could get his hands on some, please let him know.
- Speaking of Mr. Doom, he has updated the Dusty Rhodes School of Fine Broadcastin'. I highly recommend you check it out.
- For those of you in the Washington D.C. area, you may be interested in this MEWF event which benefits a local high school:
The North Carroll High School Business Club will sponsor an MEWF event on this Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 7:30 pm at North Carroll High School in Hampstead, Maryland. Scheduled to appear that night are:
Tickets are $15.00 for ringside and General Admission is $12.00 at door, $10.00 in advance.
- From the WWF: Terri Runnels, Terry Funk
- Former WWF and WCW Superstars: King Kong Bundy, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, The Samoan Headshrinkers, Tom Brandi
- Independent Star: Reckless Youth
- A Midget Match, Steve Corino, Bad Crew, Morgus the Maniac, plus many more
Call North Carroll High School at 410-751-3458 for more info.
- If you think Jesse Ventura's politics are interesting, check out this article from the Charlotte Observer about Ric Flair. (Thanks to Dan T. for the link.)
- Well, I was in an airport on Wednesday about noon, and on CNN they were talking about the elections, and the new governor-elect of Minnesota: "Jake 'The Body' Ventura". Unbelievable.
The sad thing is that Jesse's "friends" in WCW are doing more to make a joke out of him than the news media. This horrible bit with Hogan running for president makes Jesse's legitimate political win into a farce. I find it extremely disrespectful.
- One really weird side note. For some reason, when I was driving to work yesterday, I was thinking to myself "Whatever happened to 'Luscious' Johnny V.?" Then, today I read on one of the scandel sheets that Johnny V. was one of the fake Secret Service guys guarding Hogan's limo. Weird.
- We are taped from Uniondale, NY.
- Goldberg will be defending his title tonight, going for win number 160. He will be defending against Meng.
- Rey Misterio, Jr. vs. El Dandy
- El Dandy attacks before the bell. His advantage doesn't last long.
- Misterio controls with a number of mat maneuvers and follows up with a big headscissors and powerbomb.
- Misterio hits a Frankensteiner, goes for the cover, but pulls El Dandy up at the count of two.
- Hector Garza and Damien run in for the beatdown on Misterio, DQ-ing El Dandy.
- Kidman appears seemingly to make the save on Misterio, climbs to the top turnbuckle, goes for the missile dropkick, but hits Misterio in the back by mistake.
- As Kidman and Misterio have angry words, La Parka tries to jump Kidman from behind, but Kidman quickly dispatches him.
- Kidman and Misterio have a few more angry words, and Kidman rolls out and leaves.
- Your winner: Rey Misterio, Jr. via disqualification.
- Do you want to make more money? Sure, we all do!
- Replay of the Steiners and Bagwells from Nitro.
- Perry Saturn vs. Sick Boy
- Big side kick by Saturn to start the action.
- Saturn works on Sick Boy in the corner.
- Saturn with a toss, but Sick Boy clotheslines Saturn with the top rope. Sick Boy then hits a springboard dropkick.
- Sick Boy with a face-first slam, and then a choke on the mat.
- Sick Boy misses with a clothesline, Saturn gets a few shots in, but Sick Boy hits a back elbow off the ropes.
- Modified gourdbuster by Sick Boy.
- T-Bone suplex by Saturn and a big scoop slam.
- Flying elbow from the top by Saturn.
- Spiccoli Driver by Saturn.
- Rings of Saturn are applied and Sick Boy gives up.
- Your winner: Perry Saturn via submission.
- Nitro Girls. Man, I hate Spice's husband.
- Booker T vs. Disco Inferno
- Sign: "Disco is not dead on Long Island"
- Disco tells the crowd to give themselves a hand for setting a record: "The biggest collections of scumbags in one place!" HAH!!! That rocked!
- Booker T comes out aggressively and Disco Inferno plays the wimpy heel.
- Historical note: Disco Inferno is the man Booker T beat for his first TV Title, and I was there in Baltimore.
- Shots exchanged and Booker T hits a big flying forearm.
- An exchange of holds and Disco Inferno rolls out to collect himself.
- Disco rolls back in. More exchanges, and a big clothesline by Booker T.
- Disco rolls out again, Booker pulls him in by the hair but Disco clotheslines him on the top rope.
- Spinning neckbreaker and second rope fistdrop by Disco.
- Booker fights his way out of a headlock and gets a two-count with a roll-up.
- Disco hits an elbow but is too busy dancing to make the cover.
- A couple fists by Disco and back to the headlock.
- Booker fights his way out and hits his axe kick, followed by a belly-to-back, breakdance, and Harlem Side Kick.
- Disco reverses a whip and scores an atomic knee drop.
- Booker T comes back with the sidewalk slam and scores the win.
- Your winner: Booker T via pinfall.
- More Nitro Girls.
- Steve "Mongo" McMichael vs. Fit Finlay
- Yes! Fit Finlay! The only man stiffer than Ron Jeremy!
- Finlay calls the crowd "scumbags".
- Mongo comes out alone to Horseman music.
- Hmmm, a battle of the tombstone piledrivers. Where's Don Muraco and the Undertaker when we need them?
- Finlay roughs Mongo up with clubbing blows to start the match.
- Mongo comes back with a kick as Finlay runs in. Another kick by Mongo and a body slam. Two count only.
- Another slam by pulling Finlay out of the corner.
- Finlay goes to the eyes to regain the advantage.
- Finlay attempts to rearrange Mongo's face and goes for a trapezius hold and clubs Mongo some more.
- Scoop slam by Finlay but Mongo gets the knees up as Finlay comes off the top.
- Stomps by Mongo.
- Big (not European) uppercut by Mongo.
- More kicks by Mongo.
- Another poke to the eyes by Finlay.
- European (not big) uppercut by Finlay.
- Kick by Mongo and a clothesline by Finlay.
- Forward roll slam by Finlay.
- Finlay misses a charge into the corner and hits the pole shoulder-first.
- Mongo picks Finlay up for the tombstone and hits it and gets the pin.
- Your winner: Steve "Mongo" McMichael via pinfall.
- Some talking by the announcers leading to a replay of Hollywood Hogan declaring his candidacy. Ugh.
- More Nitro Girls.
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg defends against Meng
- They lock up twice and neither will give an inch.
- Goldberg swerves Meng and nails him good.
- Meng starts beating down Goldberg. Double clothesline and no effect on either.
- Meng misses a dropkick, two clotheslines by Goldberg.
- Meng hits the Kick of Fear.
- Meng gives the sign for the Tongan Death Grip and...spear...jackhammer...pin.
- Your winner: Goldberg via pinfall.
- Trivia Answer: 1997