WCW Saturday Night - Saturday, October 16, 1999
- Thanks to Bill for covering for me last weekend on the foul up over in my direction.
Secondly, sorry this report is coming late, but we had mid-semester break this
weekend and I didn't have access to a computer until I got back today.
- We're taped for Joel Schumacker production of WCW Saturday Night.
- Match #1 Johnny Attitude vs. Norman Smiley
- Larry Zybsko is subbing for Mike Tenay this week.
- Both men in the ring and we have a tie-up and a break.
- Tie-up again and a knee from Attitude.
- Irish whip followed up with a back elbow by Attitude.
- Smiley sent head first into the turnbuckle.
- Attitude with chops and boots in the corner.
- Attittude is choking Smiley with his boot in the corner.
- Up against the ropes and Attitude is pounding on Smiley with rights and shoulders to the gut.
- Smiley reverses an Irish whip and hits a back elbow of his own.
- Smiley off the ropes with a lariat.
- Smiley with a little dance.
- Attitude off of the ropes into a back body drop.
- Smiley teases the Big Wiggle.
- Attitude with an Irish whip of his own, but he ducks the head on the body drop attempt so he eats some boot.
- School boy roll-up from Smiley for two.
- A big wind-up slam from Smiley.
- They actually show the Big Wiggle in its full glory.
- Rake to the eyes from Attitude.
- Beatdown in the corner.
- Whip to the oppposite corner, avalanche from Attitude.
- Attitude plays to the crowd.
- Jawbreaker from Attitude.
- Smiley tries a sunset flip, but Attitude sits on him.
- Boots from Attitude and the he chokes Smiley on the ropes.
- Foot choke from Attitude in the corner.
- Attitude with double axe handle smashs on the back of Smiley.
- Attitude with a scoop slam and an elbow drop.
- Headbutt to the stomach an uppercut from Smiley as he starts to come back.
- Smiley with his delayed butterfly slam for one.
- Smiley tries a monkey flip, but Attitude sits on him for two.
- Smiley reverses that into a victory roll for two.
- Smiley ducks a lariat, but Attitude catches him with some rights.
- Irish whip attempt, but Smiley reverses it into the Norman Conquest.
- Attitude taps.
- YOUR WINNER: Norman Smiley via submission to the Norman Conquest.
- Not a bad match at all and it's always good to see Smiley get a win on TV.
- Scheme Gene is in the back and he hypes Halloween Havoc. His guest is
Cruiserweight Title contender Lash LeRoux. Lash says nobody takes him seriously, but
they will take him seriously when he beats the Disco Inferno for the Cruiserweight Title.
Gene says that Disco is willing to do anything to keep the title. Lash says
that's fine cause he's willing to do anything to win it.
- We come back to Hudson and Zbysko hyping Halloween Havok, specifically the double main
- Match #2 Fidel Sierra vs. Lash LeRoux
- Lash looks to have a tough opponent here as Fidel is having trouble getting into the ring.
- Tie-up and a wrist lock from Lash.
- That's reversed by Sierra.
- Lash with a go behind and a hip toss from Sierra.
- Lash charges into another hip toss.
- Fireman's carry from Sierra.
- Knee to the gut and forearms put Lash back on the offensive.
- Sierra reverses a whip to the corner.
- Lash bounces out of the corner into a back body drop, but he lands on his feet.
- Lash charges into a drop toe hold that sends him face first into the turnbuckle.
- Sierra comes to grab Lash and gets pulled into the turnbuckle.
- Up top and Lash comes down with a double axe handle.
- Inverted atomic drop and rights from Lash.
- Lash hits the Bourbon Street Blues.
- Lash with a snap mare that he follows with a forearm smash.
- Lash covers, but he's using his knee to choke Sierra so the ref breaks it up.
- The two men start trading blows and Lash comes out on top after a shot to the gut.
- Boots from Sierra, but Lash stops him with a European uppercut.
- Snapmare followed by an elbow for two from Lash.
- Big rights and knife edge chop send Sierra down.
- Another cover for two.
- Lash locks on a reverse chinlock.
- Lash goes for a suplex, but Sierra counters with an inside cradle for two.
- Sierra on the come back with rights and a lariat.
- Lash into the ropes, Sierra up for a drop kick, Lash puts on the brakes.
- Sierra sells a hurt knee from the missed drop kick.
- Lash with a chop block on the bad knee.
- Lash sets up for the Whiplash and hits it.
- 1 . . .2 . . .3.
- YOUR WINNER: Lash LeRoux via pinfall following the Whiplash.
- Good match. I just have this sinking feeling that Lash's push stops after
- We come back to stills of Hogan's "shoot" from Nitro last week.
- Match #3 Silver King vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
- YES CHAVO!!!!
- Silver King tried for a sneak attack with a drop kick, but Chavo moved out of the way.
- Silver King reverses an Irish whip and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker.
- Chavo reverses an Irish whip, Silver King holds onto the ropes, but Chavo charges in and catches him with a flying lariat.
- Silver King rolls outside and Chavo is daring him to come back in.
- Silver King back in, off the ropes and he shoulders Chavo down.
- Chavo of the ropes, he ducks an enzuiguiri and hits a head scissors takeover.
- Chavo charges in and gets drop toe hold into the ropes.
- Silver King does a stocky little dance.
- Senton bomb misses, Chavo comes back inside with a springboard sunset flip for two.
- Lariat from Silver King and a kick to the side of the head for two.
- Chavo off the ropes into a spinebuster.
- Silver King covers for two.
- Outside, Silver King grabs a chair, but Chavo catches him in the gut with a shoulder to make him drop it.
- Silver King sends Chavo into the guard rail.
- Silver King, back in the ring, drop kicks Chavo off of the apron as he tries to climb back in.
- Chavo manages to get back in, but Silver King catches him with a snapmare.
- Kick to the back of the head and somersault leg drop into a reverse chinlock from Silver King.
- Vertical suplex from Silver King.
- Silver springs up top, but the moonsault misses.
- Chavo up top with a huge flying cross body.
- Chavo off the ropes with a hurracanrana for two.
- Silver King comes back and they start trading blows.
- Psychosis and Juvie run in and break the two men up.
- It looks like we could possibly see a new version of the lWo.
- YOUR WINNER: No Contest.
- Welcome to WCW Mr. Russo. Couldn't possibly let these two work anymore.
- Gene Mean hypes Halloween Havoc. He brings out Rick Steiner who gives an old
school heel rant and I don't really care. I can assure you that he's not talking
about particle dynamics and let's just leave it at that.
- We come back to stills of the recent events with the Revolution.
- Perry Saturn comes out for an interview. Says it's no secret that there has been some
dissension in the Revolution. Saturn says that he will be Mr. Fix-It and get the
group back together. He is wondering who to blame and finally settles on the fans
and their support of the Filthy Animals. He says that there is no room in wrestling
for having a good time. Malenko and Benoit are apparently in Japan to think things
over. The Revolution isn't over, it's just begun.
- Gene shills the hotline.
- Video package for Meng.
- Match #4 Disco Inferno vs. The Disciple
- Disco grabs and the mic and gives his typical interview. He adds that since the
cruiserweight division doesn't have any viable contenders he will be wrestling a
- Hudson makes me LOL out by running through all of the gimmicks that Ed Leslie has ever
- Disco submarines the Disciple.
- The Disciple comes back with some boots and a hip toss.
- Disco rolls outside and gives a great line. "Here I am the Cruiserweight
champion and he's trying to mess up my hair."
- Back in the ring Disco charges into two arm drags.
- Arm bar from the Disciple.
- Disco fights his way out.
- Disco goes for a right in the corner, the Disciple ducks out and starts a beatdown of
- Irish whip to the opposite corner and the Disciple charges into an elbow.
- Face plant by Disco.
- Disco with a choke hold.
- Irish whip from Disco and back elbow.
- Reverse chinlock from Disco.
- The Disciple elbows out.
- The Disciple off the ropes with a sunset flip for two.
- Disco with his patented boots in the corner and a choke.
- Disco chokes the Disciple with the ropes.
- Scoop slam from Disco and he comes off the ropes with a fist drop.
- Cover for two, followed by a reverse chinlock.
- The Disciple elbows out and sends Disco into the ropes.
- The Disciple ducks the head and Disco hits a forearm smash.
- Disco with a side russian leg sweep.
- Disco on the second rope, but he spends too much time and the elbow drop misses.
- Lariats from the Disciple.
- Irish whip followed by a high knee from the Disciple.
- Second rope cross body for two from the Disciple.
- The Disciple with a DDT for two.
- Scoop slam from the Disciple, but Disco escapes and hits the Last Dance.
- 1 . . .2 . . .3.
- YOUR WINNER: The Disco Inferno via pinfall following the Last Dance.
- Pretty good match overall. The Disciple is not a bad worker when he stays in his
role as a JTTS.
- We come back to the them discussing Sid and Goldberg at Halloween Havoc and we get some
stills from last week's Nitro.
- We come back again to some stills of Berlyn and Brad Armstrong backstage at last week's
- Match #5 Dave Burkhead vs. Luther Biggs with Coach Buzz Stern
- Stern grabs the mic and runs through his spiel about two types of people in the room,
athletes and athletic supporters. Oh, hardy frickin' har.
- It's the battle of the flabby guys. I'm serious if Shane Douglas wants to slim
down he should just walk around with these guys.
- I'm not kidding the ring looks like all-you-can-eat night at the Sizzler.
- Maybe if they throw a stick of butter in the ring, we can get some work out of these
- Okay enough of that, this match was really painful so to make a long story short. Biggs
controlled most of the match with brawler offense and then hit an OK swinging neckbreaker
for the pin.
- YOUR WINNER: Luther Biggs via pinfall following the All-You-Can-Eat
- Well I'd rather let Rick Steiner hit ten shitty bulldogs of doom on me in a row then
watch that match again.
- We return to the Filthy Animals entering the ring. He goes to do his catchphrases,
but Rey stops him and says he wants to give it a shot. Note to Russo and Ferrera,
just because somebody else says the catchphrases that does not make them new or
refreshing. They talk some smack to the Revolution and . . .oh hey wait this is
actually a match.
- Match #6 Konnan with Rey Rey and Kidman vs Barry Horowitz
- Horowitz attacks K-Dawg from behind to become my new favorite wrestler.
- Horowitz starts in on Konnan's knee. SHOOT . . . shoot you beautiful bastard . . .
please shoot for the love of God. Hey a guy can hope can't he . . .;-)
- Horowitz is trying to hyper-extend Gonnad's knee.
- Kicks to the knee and a modified knee bar from our hero.
- Horowitz with a cover for two.
- And another.
- Bridge inverted Indian deathlock by Horowitz.
- Boots from Horowitz and he slams the knee into the mat.
- European uppercuts from Horowitz in the corner.
- Dragonscrew legwhip from Horowitz.
- Horowitz up top and he comes down into a boot.
- Gonnad is up and isn't selling the knee at all, no matter how much Hudson tries to
- Insert Konnan winning offense here. Rolling clothesline, leap frog into a back
kick, turn around facebuster, and the tequila sunrise.
- YOUR WINNER: Konnan via submission to the Tequila Sunrise.
- Hey, WCW, tell Konnan that when somebody spends five minutes working over single body part
that it's usually wise to pretend that part is still hurt when you start to come back.
- Mean Gene is in the back with Brad Armstrong. Brad says he's sick of Berlyn
dogging America and that at Halloween Havoc he's going to dog Berlyn. Armstrong says
that Berlyn should be a man and try to win a match without the aid of his bodyguard.
- Match #7 Beautiful Bobby Eaton vs. Buff Bagwell
- Buff says something to get bleeped. I could be wrong, but I really think all he
said was the name of the town. Zuh?
- Buff stops Eaton so that he can play to the crowd.
- Eaton tries to play to the crowd, but gets booed.
- Buff shows him how it's done, so Eaton tries again and still gets booed.
- Tie-up and a side headlock from Buff.
- Eaton whips him into the ropes and Buff shoulders Eaton down.
- Eaton back up and Buff reverses a hip toss.
- Scoop slam from Bagwell and Eaton rolls outside.
- Bobby is outside, Buff tries to grab him when he comes back in, but gets hot shotted.
- Eaton back in with some stiff rights.
- Rights from Bagwell and an inverted atomic drop.
- Running lariat from Buff and he goes up to the second rope.
- There's the Blockbuster.
- 1 . . .2 . . .3.
- YOUR WINNER: Buff Bagwell via pinfall following the Buff Blockbuster.
- Well that was pretty much a throw away match.
- We come back to them discussing possibly the best angle that WCW has right now, the war
between the First Family, The Armstrongs, the Brits, and Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Erik
Watts. You think I'm kidding? This angle is actually interesting and revolves
mostly around some guys that can work some decent matches. Excluding Duggan and
Watts of course. We get some replays of what happened last week on Saturday Night.
- Match #8 Dave Taylor and Steven Regal with Fit Finlay vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Erik
- Hacksaw of course gets a HUGE USA chant going to start.
- Duggan and Taylor are going to start things off.
- Tie-up and the two men bull each other around.
- Forearms from Taylor have no effect on Duggan.
- Duggan comes back with a hip toss and a lariat.
- The heels cower on the outside. I love the faces these guys make.
- Watts tags in, whips Taylor into, but misses on the charge.
- Taylor goes for a belly to back suplex, but Watts reverses it into a bulldog.
- Regal tags in.
- Regal and Watts tie-up. Regal gets the upperhand with European uppercuts and
- Taylor puts up his boot, but Watts shoves Regal into it.
- Tag to both corners and Duggan comes in as a house of fire.
- The brawl is on and the Firsty Family charges in to heat things up and so do the
- YOUR WINNER: No decision I think.
- The faces celebrate in the ring as we fade to black.
- Well that was not the best Saturday Night that I've ever seen. I've always counted
on this show to bring me the most wrestling action of the week and it just didn't deliver
this week. Sure there were some good matches in there, but look at the last few
matches. I would be hard pressed to get any of them above the four minute mark.
Oh well, have a good week and I'll see you next weekend.