WCW Saturday Night - Saturday, December 11, 1999
- Alright, two points of house keeping. First, I am in finals week this week so this
report is just going to be match highlights and the finishes. Sorry for skimping
out, but school has to come first. Secondly, this is my last report until after the
first of the year. I am going home for the winter break and won't have Internet
access so somebody is going to be subbing in for me. Two of those Saturdays are
Christmas and New Year's day so I'm guessing if the show runs it won't be too spectacular.
- Alright let's get this show on the road.
- Match #1 Adrian Byrd vs. The Wall
- Well a great way to start of the show. It doesn't get highlights it just gets a
long story short.
- Long story short: The Wall obtains victory with the chokeslam in what was basically a
- YOUR WINNER: The Wall via pinfall following the chokeslam.
- Trust me, the show actually gets much better from here.
- We return with a replay of Jeff Jarrett's interview from Monday and a him slapping the
figure-four on Tenay. Tenay and Hudson are in the booth and Tenay states that he
just may have to take matters into his own hands. We then get a replay of Jarrett
- Match #2 Johnny Attitude vs. Jeff Jarrett
- HIGHLIGHTS: Jarrett takes control at the start and gives Attitude an
extended tour of the guardrails in the arena. Attitude gets in some token jobber
offense before Jarrett slips between his legs, hits a kick and follows with the stroke for
a pinfall victory.
- YOUR WINNER: Jeff Jarrett via pinfall following the stroke.
- Decent match for a squash and a legitimate win helped Jarrett maintain some credibility.
I feel that sometimes the main eventers cheat too much and it doesn't make sense
for their characters.
- Match #3 Elix Skipper vs. Kid Romeo
- HIGHLIGHTS: The match starts with both men playing to the crowd.
They trade a series of armwringers with Skipper taking early control. Skipper
adds a new move to his arsenal by hitting a very nice modified rocker dropper type move on
Romeo. Skipper shows off his skills some more by doing the tightrope walk on the
ropes without having to hold on to somebody like the Undertaker does. Romeo comes
back with some standard cruiserweight offense including a wicked looking hurracanrana off
the top rope. Romeo finishes the match with his new finisher the Romeo Meltdown
which is the same thing as Al Snow's Snowplow.
- YOUR WINNER: Kid Romeo via pinfall following the Romeo Meltdown.
- Pretty good match. I just wish Romeo would quit doing that dance and turn heel.
His gimmick begs for him to be heel, but he keeps going for face response.
- Match #4 Villano IV vs. Lash LeRoux
- HIGHLIGHTS: Villano takes early control, but Lash comes out with a move
I hadn't seen before where he grabs a 3/4 nelson and hits a side russion legsweep. Lash followed that up with the Bourbon Street Blues. Villano takes control
back over until Lash moves from a splash off the top rope. Lash comes back
immediately with a blue mountain bomb and follows that with the Whiplash for the pin.
- YOUR WINNER: Lash Leroux via pinfall following the Whiplash.
- Good match, but I felt like I'd seen it before. Some of those Power Plant guys
could probably work well with Lash since he's a trainer there.
- We come back with a discussion of DDP's return and a replay of said return. We get
another replay of the setup for the main event from Nitro with Nick Patrick and the rest
of the refs bailing as well as Goldberg beating Jarrett.
- We come back again to Oklahoma's in-ring debut which shall be discussed no further.
- Match #5 Mike Sander vs. Rick Cornell
- Finals to study for, you know.
- Long story short: Some decent back and forth, but both guys' inexperience really shows
through with some very sloppy spots. Cornell won with a move to be named later, but
if you know amateur wrestling it looked like a standing barrell roll from an inverted DDT
- YOUR WINNER: Rick Cornell via pinfall.
- Both of these guys have a good look, but they need to crisp up some and Cornell needs to
condition better he was pretty blown up by the end of the match.
- Match #6 Barry Horowitz vs. Saturn w/Asya
- HIGHLIGHTS: Horowitz actually carried most of the match although Saturn
did some good work. It seemed like Horowitz was calling most of the spots. Horowitz
was pretty much in control until Saturn distracted the ref allowing Asya to choke out
Horowitz with her HEADSCISSORS OF MASSIVE TESTORONE INTAKE. Saturn came in and
locked on the Rings Of Saturn and Billy Silverman stopped the match.
- YOUR WINNER: Saturn via fainting to the Rings of Saturn.
- Decent match.
- Post match, Dean Malenko comes down and explains why Americans make him sick and why the
Revolution has decided to form their own country. Saturn grabs the mic and continues
to do his little bit off schtick that I'm digging more and more.
- We return to a discussion of Thunder with a replay of Goldberg and Bret Hart winning the
titles. Is it me or does Juventud sound like Cousin Slowpoke from the old Speedy
Gonzales cartoons? . . . El Gato is much too quick for the likes of me cousin
- Match #7 Allan Funk vs. Evan Karagias w/Madusa for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship
- HIGHLIGHTS: Madusa has decided to act her age by dying her hair
blue. Funk just abuses Karagias during this match, but since Evan is going into a
PPV this weekend he can't lose so he gets the win in the end by hitting the corkscrew
- YOUR WINNER: Evan Karagias via pinfall follwoing the corkscrew
- Evan managed to look fairly crisp in this match and I didn't have to see too much of
Madusa who was just spooky looking with the blue hair.
- We return with a replay of Larry Zybysko confronting the Power that Be about why Thunder
is so bad. Larry makes his challenge to Curt Hennig and we get a replay of him
getting screwed out of his victory by the addition of the instant replay rule.
- Match #8 Steve Armstrong vs. Steven Regal w/Dave Taylor
- HIGHLIGHTS: Good technical match although a bit slow as both men were
really working the psychology a bit much for the typical Saturday Night audience.
Regal took control for most of the match as he and Dave Taylor used almost any
opportunity to double team Steve Armstrong. Just as Armstrong was coming back Taylor
distracted the ref allowing Regal to grab the Union Jack and clubber© Armstrong with it
for the pinfall.
- YOUR WINNER: Steven Regal via pinfall.
- Post match, Regal does his bicep thing that makes me laugh everytime.
- I guess the Armstrongs are back to jobbing although jobbing to Regal is not too bad.
- Match #9 Devon Storm vs. Chris Benoit
- HIGHLIGHTS: Storm demanded a shot at a name wrestler and the Powers
That Be gave him Christ Benoit. Hey, I'm not complaining. Benoit is a
perennial favorite and Storm has really impressed me in recent weeks. The slow and
skinny of the match is that these two men beat the ever loving crap out of each other and
kept coming back for more. They kept the whole match fast pace with both of them
hitting signature moves at key swings in momentum. Benoit came out on top after the
rolling German suplex setup the headbutt from the top that in part setup the Crippler
- YOUR WINNER: Christ Benoit via submission to the Crippler Crossface.
- Great match. I hope Storm starts showing up on Thunder and/or Nitro sometimes
- This show was much better than last week's. Sorry, about the format of the report,
but if you want to take my finals in either Linear and Discrete Mathmatics or in
Stochastics in Manufacturing Systems then you can be my guest. ;-) Otherwise, it's
been a hoot, see you guys in the New Year and thanks in advance to whoever subs for me.
- Peace and Merry Christmas!