Apologies in advance for the lack (again) of a pre-show report this
week. The personal hell that is my life continues for another week....
Also, as I'm writing this Tuesday morning, I apologize for getting THREE long
phone calls during the show last night. I had to set my VCR, and I'm doing
chunks of this show via VCR.
A logistical note - Jesse will be doing the report next week, because
I'll be moving to the new DDT Digest Monday Nitro headquarters of Raleigh,
We see Hogan and Chuck Zito from last week.
And we're LIVE from Buffalo, NY, for WCW Monday Nitro
SuperBrawl hype as Larry takes his bows.
Anybody think Hogan will do the job to Flair? Anyone? ANYONE? Gee, I
guess I'm not the only one.
Footage from Arn Anderson checking on the Flairs on Thunder.
The Nitro Girls do their thing
Tonight: Ric Flair and Steve McMichael vs. Outsiders, Hennig/Windham vs.
DDP watches the Nitro Girls.
In the back, Disco tries to get into a dressing room
Hall and Nash let Disco into the room, once he guesses the secret
Arn Anderson is laid out in the room.
Disco wraps his belt around his fist, saying "This is going to hurt me
more than it hurts you."
The Wolfpac leaves Disco and the fallen Arn in the room, and shuts the
We see some random skit in a pool hall. All we see is some hot woman
asking someone to get into a limo with them, but we never see who. And early
candidate for the "WTF" award of the night.
Match 1: Blitzcrieg vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. (w/Konnan)
A new masked wrestler, Blitzcreig, makes his debut.
His opponent - Rey Mysterio Jr., with Gonnad.
Konnan lands the CATCHPHRASES OF DEATH.
Apparently, Blitzcrieg did a dark match last week.
Blitz with a headlock into a leg-takedown.
Rey locks on a headlock.
A couple of flips and Rey with a takedown.
Nice dropkick by Blitz.
Blitz with a type of twisting Asai moonsault.
Blitz tries a top-rope frankensteiner, but Rey turns it into a nice powerbomb for two.
Rey with a bodyslam, and a slingshot split-legged moonsault.
A few more traded flips, and Blitz hits a tilt-a-whirls backbreaker.
Blitz avoids a corner charge, sending Rey to the apron.
Blitz tries a top-rope dive to the floor, but gets met in midair with a dropkick to the gut.
Blitz meets the guardrail.
Rey bends Blitz backward over the middle rope, goes outside, and lands a slingshot legdrop.
Rey puts Blitz up top, and hits a top-rope superplex.
Blitz with a sunset flip for two, but he gets flipped with a clothesline.
Blitz runs right into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker.
Blitz with a bicycle kick in the corner, and a dropkick.
Rey with a headscissor takeover, and a Bronco Buster.
Blitz takes Rey off the top.
Blitz tries a Stardust Press, but Rey avoids it.
Rey puts Blitz up top, and hits a top-rope frankenstiner for the pin.
Promo for the Hair vs. Mask match.
We see more fun in the Levy household.
This is filmed "letterbox" style.
Kanyon comes over, and Ms. Levy wants him to check on Scotty. She also wants to make sure Scotty doesn't leave the house.
Kanyon says a lot of people are worried about Raven.
Raven grins, looks at the camera, and says "What a mark."
Raven: "Did you ever hear the phrase "Money can't buy happiness? That was written by some really poor guy. Follow."
Raven shows Kanyon his car collection. Kanyon asks why they always drive around in pieces of crap.
Raven says that Kanyon doesn't get it, and basically says he does his
depressed, etc., character because it drives his mother crazy.
Raven and Kanyon get in a nice yellow convertable, and hit the road.
Toby S. from Amherst College writes to say:
For those of you who are interested, Raven was driving a Ferrari F355 Spider, which is somewhere in the neighborhood of two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Seriously sweet wheels, man. If only the segments were of equal quality...
Match 2: Fit Finlay vs. Booker T
A battle of two former TV champs tonight.
Finlay defeated Booker for his only WCW title reign.
Booker with a big biel.
Finlay attacks while Booker plays to the crowd.
Finlay with a vertical splash.
Finlay with a European uppercut.
Finlay hits a short-arm clothesline.
A Finlay backslide gets two. He needs his Lucky Charms.
Finlay lands a jawbreaker, and goes back to the punches.
Finlay with a shoulderblock.
Booker tries a leapfrog, and lands on the shoulder of Finlay. I think that was a blown spot.
Finlay takes Booker down for some matwork.
Booker reverses an Irish whip into a spinning kick.
Booker lands the flying burrito for two.
Booker with chops in the corner.
Booker gets a boot up on a corner charge.
Booker crotches himself over the top rope trying the Harlem Sidekick.
Finlay takes it to the floor.
We see Hogan and Horace, with Hogan wanting a favor from Horace
Hogan wants Horace to lead the B&W.
Horace is glad to make Hogan proud.
Hogan wants Horace to keep it Hush-Hush.
Horace leaves, and Hogan gives a devious chuckle.
We go to the locker room, with Flair and Dillinger in the locker room showers.
Flair calls Bischoff back.
Flair makes Bischoff "head custodian," and has Bischoff clean the WCW locker room.
If Bischoff leaves, he's in breach of contract.
We go back to the ring for the Finlay/Booker match in progress
Booker is locking on a sleeper variant as we come back.
Finlay fights out in the corner.
I get the first phone call, but can see Booker win with a Missile Dropkick after his "normal" comeback offense.
More in the continuing adventures of Wally (Raven) and The Beav (Kanyon)
They go into a bank.
Kanyon tries to stop the bank president from getting an autograph.
First, the bank teller gives Raven $10,000 in one-dollar bills. Kanyon asks what all of the one-dollar bills are for.
Then the bank teller gives Raven "$10,000 in big bills, just like you like them."
Raven walks out with sacks of money over his shoulder, singing "Santa Claus is coming to town."
Raven says they're going out, but first they have to get Kanyon the right look.
Bischoff in the bathroom
Jimmy Hart exits a stall, zipping up his fly, saying they need more "T.P." in stall number one.
The Faces of Fear enter two of the toilets. Bischoff stands there for a
bit, then gets a disgusted look on his face. "Aw, man! You guys are sick!"
Hogan's talking to Brian Adams
He praises Adams, just like Horace, and offers him (secretly) the leadership of nWo B&W.
Mean Gene calls out Ric Flair
This will be the "abbreviated" form of the interview.
Flair sets up Hall/Nash vs. Flair/Mongo for tonight.
Flair hypes his match at SuperBrawl.
Flair says that Hall has no title match against Bret Clark Hart.
Flair calls Hart out for a surprise.
Hart comes down as Flair mocks him.
Flair says Hart will wrestle at SuperBrawl, or he can forfeit his title.
Hart begs injury.
Flair wants everyone know who he wants to wrestle Hart tonight: Roddy Piper!
Oh no! Piper wrestling!
Hart vs. Piper for the belt tonight.
Flair: "Nash...Hall....guess where it's going to be tonight? Down here! [crotch chops]"
Will Sasso, who Hart beat up on Mad TV, is at ringside.
We see the hot blonde in the limo, flirting with whoever is behind the camera. Hey - maybe she's seducing David Crockett!
We get a great promo for the tag tourney.
It's really well done, showing Arn Anderson, the Steiners, Harlem Heat, Barry Windham, Larry Zbysko, Buff Bagwell, Sting, Lex Luger, and the Outsiders.
Stevie Ray and Hogan chat, and Hogan sows the same seeds of dissention with Stevie.