WCW Worldwide - Saturday, 03/17/01
The Cubs Fan
This promises to be hilariously out of date.
You know, Kevin Nash and Goldberg are "gone" from WCW, but still in this opening?
Not that it matters that much.
Your hosts are Scott and Mike and a loud sound effect for the graphic.
Mike previews the show.
Dusty Rhodes steals the show.
We go back to Nitro 3/4.
When the biggest thing is a guy far far past his prime like Dusty Rhodes showing up on TV, you're...ECW.
I guess that should've been a sign.
How many title reigns has Scott Steiner had in WCW?
The upcoming show announcements seems so sad now.
Talking about the main event leads to the Booker T/Rick Steiner feud.
Tenay says we're in two countdowns - the time till Greed, and the time till the new owners take over.
Anyway, back to Nitro again, and the Booker T/Rick Steiner match.
And then main event.
Hey, no more crappy taped together DDP music in a couple weeks!
On to Thunder, where The Cat gets a shot at Scott Steiner.
Back in the studio, they talk about DDP winning on mind games.
Which is funny, because we just saw DDP's mind games backfire at Nitro, and him getting beat down on Thunder.
It's like they don't care any more.
It's time for Ask WCW.com
It's probably too late to send in e-mail now.
Hudson hurts his wrist using the computer, so he has to use his e-mail.
This week's question:
What do I have to do to become a WCW announcer?
Hudson talks about taking journalism classes, until Tenay gets him side tracked talking about his old radio show again.
Quite like Mike Tenay does for the Professor's Pick Of The Week, Scott Hudson has a remote to cue up a video aid for this question.
I'm sure it's a nice side effect that it also shuts up Tenay, who complains that Hudson is stealing his gimmick.
And then he points out this his remote is bigger.
"You know what they say about people who have bigger remotes - they have bigger batteries."
Anyway, the piece of footage Scott is special - he bought it off eBay for under a dollar!
It's...Mike Tenay's tryout footage!
He's sitting in front of a blue (actually green) screen with Terry Taylor, and they're pretending to call the start of a show
What show, I don't know, because Hudson and Tenay argue over it.
Mike's the serious, informative guy we all knew we he came into WCW.
I miss that guy, sometimes.
Mike was ready for this to happen, because he's got his own piece of footage - Scott Hudson's tryout tape!
Scott Hudson is in "the locker room" talking to Bobby Heenan about the nWo
We all notice that Hudson had a little bit more hair back then.
Anyway, the point to all this is that if you want to be an announcer, don't be anything like these two goofs.
Spring Closeout - EVERYTHING MUST GO!
Buy 2 Natural Born Thrillers - Get Sean Stasiak for free!
Sorry. That should be Spring Breakout.
Anyway, next weekend is the culmination...of Spring Breakout 2001, yes, not anything else.
Sunday Night, Tenay's pumped to hear Horizontal Horizon, Sister Mabel, and the Willie McGee band.
Scott Hudson corrects him, but the Willie McGee band sounds like a good idea.
Diamond Dallas Page vs Scott Steiner
Dusty and Dustin Rhodes vs Ric Flair and Jeff Jarrett
Sean O'Haire/Chuck Palumbo vs Totally Buff
Rick Steiner vs Booker T
Shane Helms vs Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Kid Romeo/Elix Skipper vs Misterio/Kidman
Kanyon vs the Cat
Team Canada vs Hugh Morrus/Konnan
11 Title reigns
Professor's Pick of the Week
Tenay starts talking about Lex Luger, a bad sign.
Oh, wait, he's talking about all the past partners Buff Bagwell has won the tag team titles with.
That's be 2 Cold Scorpio, The Patriot, Scotty Riggs and Shane Douglas (not mentioned)
So, that leads to our match.
Pretty Wonderful (Paul Orndorff/Paul Roma) vs Stars N' Stripes - Fall Brawl 1994
"Paula" chant annoys Pretty Wonderful.
So then Bagwell starts it again.
Lockup, Roma gets a knee, the a lots of forearm shots and rights.
Kick, kick, kick, shot to the back.
Whip, clothesline misses, clothesline misses, cross body by Buff connects.
Hiptoss, and an armbar. Yank, twist, twist, yank.
That's yank, not Yang.
Tag to Patriot, armbar, twist, twist, twist, yank, yank, yank.
Roma forearms out, tag to Orndorff.
Orndorff tries a second rope double ax-handle and eats a right.
Right, right, right, arm bar, twist, twist, twist, tag.
Hold for Bagwell to hit an ax handle.
Armbar, yank, yank.
Twist. This has not been a classic.
Long armbar. And a twist by Bagwell.
Orndorff fights out with rights, out, whip, shoulderblock by Bagwell.
Off the ropes, and cross body for 2. Tag to Patriot, off the ropes, cross body block for 2.
Orndorff retreats to his corner, and tags out.
Lockup, armbar, armbar, tag, double whip, double hiptoss, 2 count.
Get this - armbar!
Whip, shoulderblock by Bagwell. Bagwell goes off the ropes, and Orndorff attacks him from behind while Roma distracts the ref.
Stomps in the corner. Now Roma brings in the Patriot and distracts the ref so Orndorff can get his shots in.
Camel clutch - picked up and dropped.
Tagged to Orndorff - wind up elbow drop.
Push in the corner, right, right, shoulder, shoulder, shoulder, toss down.
Elbow drop. Front chancery.
Tony and Brian make fun of the name "Marcus Alexander"
That's not really a way to get someone over.
Anyway, he fights out, but Orndorff whips him - sunset flip, Paul sits down 2 count, Bagwell reverses it for a 2 count.
Tag to Roma, whip, dropkick. 2 count.
Slam. To the top rope - elbow drop. Roma celebrates, then covers, 2 count and he's pulled off.
Orndorff throws Bagwell over the top rope while the ref is dealing with that, and slams him headfirst into the rail.
Head shot into Heenan's drink cooler.
Heenan offers a glass of water. Because that's what's in there.
Roma celebrates in the ring, while the Patriot tries to help his partner.
The ref pulls Patriot back in his corner, and Orndorff attacks him again.
And then he opens the cooler and dumps it on Bagwell.
Orndorff throws him in.
Whip, clothesline by Orndorff.
Piledriver? No, reversed into a backdrop.
Orndorff makes tag to Roma, so Bagwell's still in. Front chancery<./li>
Bagwell pounds the mat to get the fans behind him.
Suplex is blocked, but Bagwell tries again, and it's again blocked.
But now he's really close to the Patriot - he makes the tag, but Orndorff was distracting the ref.
Patriot lays out everyone anyway. Punches. Clotheslines! Dropkicks! Double clothesline!
Too bad Bagwell's out on the floor.
Orndorff with a piledriver on Bagwell on the floor
Meanwhile Patriot hits the Uncle Slam on Roma - the ref informs him that he's not legal, though Roma is.
Patriot goes back to the apron, as Orndorff throws Bagwell in.
Cover by Roma - and they get the 3.
Your Winner: Pretty Wonderful (12:54)
What was the point of THAT?
Back to the studio
Fall Brawl '94 was that last time Dusty Rhodes was in a WCW match.
Anyway, Paul Orndorff is still working for WCW
Paul Roma tried to be a boxer for a bit.
The Patriot worked in Japan and then retired. He's now selling cars. (No mention of the WWF.)
That's it for this week.
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