House Show Results from Green Bay, WI, Saturday, August 22nd, 1998
House Show Results from Green Bay, WI, Saturday, August 22nd, 1998
From Sean R. hailing from Cedarburg, WI
- Wrath def. Kanyon by pin (?)
- Kanyon introduced first, Wrath second. The public address system at the arena was very hard to hear at times and it's been a while since I've seen Wrath, so I didn't realize it was him. Kanyon did not look very good. He could not connect with very much. I was quite surprised to see Kanyon having such a hard time putting him away. It almost seemed as if he was suffering from jet lag or something. Maybe somebody disturbed his nappy time. I don't know, but it wasn't pretty. In contrast, Wrath looked in top shape. The moves he attempted were crisp and clean. Played the crowd fairly well.
- With me still totally in the dark about his identity, I sat there dumbfounded as this match unfolded. I
actually can't remember how it ended. My friends said it was a pin.
- Barry Darsow def. Horace Boulder by wrist lock submission (the Barely Legal)
- Horace introduced first, Barry second. This match started out by Barry walking up to the ring announcer and saying something to him. The announcer felt obliged to pass it on to the fans. He told us that Barry
just said the he thought the next winner of the Super Bowl would be........ the Vikings. CHEAP HEAT!!!! CHEAP HEAT!!! Now, I'm not a Packers fan, I pledge my allegiance to the Lions, but the one thing you don't do in this state and expect to leave in working order is cut down the Green and Gold.
- After that, it was a pretty normal match up until the end. Darsow slaps on the wrist lock for the second time this match and for some reason instead of Horace extending his arm to get the rope which was well in reach he submits. Whatever happened to situational awareness? Damnit Horace, this was only Barry Darsow. I mean even Goldberg has beaten him 20 or 30 times. Upsetting, to say the least.
- Mongo def. Stevie Ray by pin
- Stevie Ray entered first. Started going on and on about how Jericho isn't in the house and he wants his belt back. Yadda yadda yadda. And how he isn't a whiner and will handle it himself. Blah, Blah, Blah. Then goes on about how he is sick and tired of former NFL player who think that they can become wrestlers, and how his next opponent finished his pro football career in Green Bay and that he will be ending his wrestling career here also. Can you dig it??? Out comes Mongo wearing the standard Bears Jacke.... Where's the Jacket?? What's that he's wearing???? A Packer T-Shirt???? CHEAP POP!!! CHEAP POP!!! Mongo gets to the ring and takes the microphone and says that js/..ag.w.et..*(7s//ag alkd woi. Damn PA system. Well whatever he
said it didn't agree with Stevie. He steps out of the ring and starts heading back to the locker room area. Then he stops, goes back, circles, and then starts to leave again. After about 5 or 10 minutes of this he finally remembers that he is getting paid to wrestle.
- After that it was a fairly "regular" match. Mongo hits two of his patented three-point stance football blocks cleanly. Of course, by cleanly I mean that neither wrestler was contacted or harmed at any time during those blocks. And Not surprisingly no Stevie Ray match, as of late, could end without some twist. Mongo had Stevie Ray in the corner and was about to hit him, but lo and behold, he accidently hits the ref with his back swing. He
goes to check on the ref. Stevie Ray takes this opportunity to reach into his trunks grabs a piece of equipment that no heel should be without. The Black Jack. Mongo sees this and knocks it away from him and then picks it up for himself. He then whacked Stevie Ray into the next county. Mongo proceeds to wake the ref and gets the pin. After the match Stevie was complaining to the ref that Mongo blindsided him with a foreign object. Ahhh, sweet justice, you gotta' love it.
- Dean Malenko def. Mike Enos by Texas Cloverleaf
- Mike Enos entered first. Dino Machino second. This match was as normal as any wrestling match can be. Enos start out doing well. He had Malenko on defense for a bit. Then one thing led to another. Then came
the Texas Cloverleaf. Match over. Let me see here. Wrath enters the ring second and wins. Darsow enters second and wins. Mongo, second and wins. Malenko, second and wins. Hmmm, interesting.
- 15 minute intermission
- I don't know if this is normal for a house show or not, but with two
matches left we had a 15 minute intermission. You know, on a warm and
humid night, that is exactly what I want to do, sit around with several
thousand of my closest friends in an arena that most closely resembles
an over sized Dutch Oven for fifteen minutes with nothing to do but talk
to your "neighbor". Granted the 8-year-old sitting next to me did have
some good points on why Superman would be an excellent wrestler, but
with only two matches left, I think Mills Lane says it best, "Let's get
it on!" In retrospect I think they may have needed this time to rectify
a little problem they had. That being the next match.
- Luger and K-Dog def. Hennig and Wrath. Luger racked Hennig.
- Originally billed as, and announced earlier in the evening as Luger and Konnan vs. Hennig and Hall, oh how things change. nWo black-and-white entrance music starts up. You could feel the excitement in the air. After the music played all the way through and no one came out we began to wonder about that intermission even more. Several minutes passed then the music started up again and out came Hennig carrying an NWO black-and-white shirt without Hall anywhere to be seen. He gets to the ring and .. no.. no... NOOOOO!!! grabs the microphone. He goes along the road well traveled by heels and insults the city and the fans. According to him, some crazed fan "took out" his scheduled partner and that there was no way he was going to face Lex and K-Dog alone. As for the crazed fan, now I don't want to perpetuate any rumors or muddy anybody's character, but at this point the only way I'd believe that is if that fan's name was Jack Daniels. That was why he brought out an nWo shirt, a shirt "that any wrestler in the back would love to wear." He then calls out Wrath. Wait a minute didn't Wrath already wrestle??? He tells Wrath that if he can wrestle this tag team match with Hennig and
not lose it for them, he can be an nWo member. He accepts the offer.
- Wolfpac theme starts up. Or at least what I think is the Wolfpac theme. If anybody in the Green Bay area would like to donate a set of speakers to the Brown County Arena, they would be of great use. Out come Luger and Konnan. HUGE POP from the crowd. In K-Dog lingo that's a Capitol H, U, double G, E, Double P, with an O in between. SSSHHHHHH Konnan wants to speak on dis.
- A couple minutes later the match starts. After the usual squared circle dancing that occurs, a posedown breaks out between Luger and Hennig. Who's going to win this???? And the match continues. Actionwise this was by far the best match of the night. K-dog spent most of the time in the ring, with Hennig taking most of the ring time for the Black and White. The end of the match was typical, Konnan and Wrath were in. Both got knocked to the mat. Wrath slowly moves for the tag and gets it. Konnan even
slower, but gets last second tag. Luger comes in and cleans house, and then does the chicken dance in the ring. No wait a minute he is signalling for the rack, and he gets it. Match over. One more for the good guys.
- Giant def. Nash by DQ (???)
- This match by far was the most disappointing. Not only because it screwed up the pattern of the second one in wins, but also because of the way it ended. It was way too short. I remember not too long ago that this was a match that had some meaning and purpose. Not any more. Giant comes out. Halfway to the ring he lights up a cigarette. What an athlete. He makes it about two or three more steps and nearly gets hit with a cup of beer or whatever. Wow, isn't a wrestler's life glamorous?
- As he gets to the ring Wolfpac music in the house!!!! Nash comes out and strolls to the ring. Takes the mike. "Hello, Green Bay!!" CHEAP POP!!! CHEAP POP!!!! "Nash in the house!!!". Nash and Giant then exchange a series of D-X Crotch Chops. Come to think of it K-dog had a couple of chops, also. I had to recheck my ticket I almost thought this was WWF.
- The match then proceded. There was a lot of corner work by each. Nash with his knee lifts and back elbows, and Giant with his butt bump, or Big Booty Block as I like to call it. Nash knocked Giant down so that he was resting across the second rope right in front of the timekeeper's table. Nash then made Giant his own personal hobby horse by jumping on his back. When will wrestlers learn not to rest on that rope?? Probably right after they learn not to turn your back on your opponent and celebrate in the middle of a match.While Giant was on the rope pondering his mistake, he started reaching for the bell that was on the table. Nash brought him to his feet, smacked him around a bit then attempted the Power Bomb, but was blocked by the Giant. Giant turns the tides and knocks Nash down and goes for the bell. He ends up knocking down the ref who was trying to get the bell away from him. At this point Nash knocks the bell out of his hand and the ref picks it up. Nash attempts to take it from the ref to no avail. He turns to face the Giant and gets a choke put on to him. Before the Giant could try to chokeslam him, Nash kicks him in the family jewels and the ref calls for the bell because of the low blow. Give me a freakin' break. A guy can get hit with a chair and not be DQed but kick a little low and he's a criminal.
- Then Nash leaves the ring. Giant shakes off the stun and is pleasantly surprised that he won. Now I don't condone this, and I actually think It shows absolutely no class or common sense, but after this match, it felt good to see the Giant get doused with a cup of something or another on his way out.
- And thats all she wrote.