The Ring Report TV Update, Vol. 4, Issue #8, July 29, 1997

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The Ring Report TV Update, Vol. 4, Issue #8, July 29, 1997
(“3 in One!”)
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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW/WAR ZONE 7/28
RAW WHAT YOU MISSED: The WWF decided that BRET HART will not be suspended for attacking VINCE MCMAHON last week, but next week the  WWF will have a new commissioner to review his actions before an interview with BRET HART and THE HART FOUNDATION.  Hart says that next week he’ll be a 5th time WWF champion. He then disses SHAWN MICHAELS for the stuff that Michaels said last week on RAW.  Hart disses THE PATRIOT and challenges him to a match tonight . . . LOS BORICUAS vs. THE LEGION OF DOOM: MIGEL PEREZ & SAVIO VEGA are the Boricuas of the evening this week. DQ of Los Boricuas when the other two got involved. THE GODWINNS attacked HAWK and slopped him outside the ring . . . VADER vs. HUNTER HEARST HELMSLY: CHYNA stands in Vader’s way but a cameraman attacked Helmsly — but it’s MANKIND. Chyna turns around and attacks him. Mankind and Helmsly go out into the crowd . . . comments from THE COMMANDANT . . . IBF HEAVY WEIGHT CHAMPION MICHAEL MOORER is at ringside . . . words from BRAKUS . . . JESSE JAMES, FLASH FUNK & BOB HOLLY vs. THE TRUTH COMMISSION: RECON, SNIPER & THE INTERROGATOR are the Truth Commission. They get an easy win . . . THE PATRIOT accepts the match with BRET HART . . . CRUSH of THE DOA vs. FAROOQ of THE NOD: goes to DQ and all 8 guys get involved. LOS BORICUAS attack CRUSH and powerbomb him on the steel ramp . . .

WAR ZONE WHAT YOU MISSED: THE GODWINNS vs. DUDE LOVE & STEVE AUSTIN — WWF WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: OWEN HART & DAVEY BOY SMITH were at ringside. Smith challenges KEN SHAMROCK to an arm wrestling match after this match. Owen Hart attacked Steve Austin when Austin was outside the ring and Austin & Love lose by count out. Austin promptly attacked Hart.  Hart & Bulldog attacked Love & Austin. Godwinns attack Love & Austin and THE LEGION OF DOOM make the save . . . KEN SHAMROCK brings out a table for an arm wrestling match . . . ACE DARLING vs. DEVON STORM: Devon gets a under 30 second win . . . KEN SHAMROCK vs. DAVEY BOY SMITH — ARM WRESTLING MATCH: Bulldog headbutts Shamrock then hits him with a steel chair.  He goes nuts with the Chair then throws dog food on Shamrock . . . GOLDDUST vs. ROCKABILLY: GOLDDUST in the ring. There’s a dummy dressed as MARLENA at ringside. Golddust says that BRIAN PILLMAN will be wearing the dress that the dummy is wearing next week. ROCKABILLY gets in the face of MICHAEL MOORE and Moore decks him. Brian Pillman runs in and attacks Golddust. Pillman gets the dress off of the Dummy and makes the Dummy kiss Golddust.  He then stuffs the dress in Golddust’s face.  Marlena jumps on Pillman’s back and Pillman retreats . . . JIM ROSS says you’ll never believe the names on the short list of the roles for the WWF COMMISSIONER but you can call the hotline and find out . . . a look at THE UNDERTAKER . . . words from SHAWN MICHAELS, he takes VINCE MCMAHON’S seat for BRET HART’S match . . . BRET HART vs. THE PATRIOT: Hart wants the Canadian National Anthem to play. Shawn Michaels mocks Hart during the Anthem. The Patriot asks for our National Anthem to play. Hart attacks the Patriot during the Anthem. Patriot gets an upset win via roll-up when Hart goes to yell at Shawn Michaels.  It ends with a security restraining Hart from attacking Michaels . . .

WCW MONDAY NITRO 7/28
WHAT YOU MISSED: THE NITRO GIRLS opened things . . . BUFF BAGWELL & SCOTT NORTON vs. RIC FLAIR & CURT HENNIG: Hennig isn’t a Horseman. Hennig gets the win even though the NWO try to interfere . . . NITRO GIRLS again . . . LEX LUGER interview he says he has a WCW WORLD TITLE MATCH with HOLLYWOOD HOGAN next week on NITRO . . . PRINCE IUEKEA falls to THE ULTIMATE DRAGON . . . an interview with RIC FLAIR.  Flair brings out Hennig, Hennig doesn’t commit . . . THE TEXAS HANGMEN vs. CHRIS BENOIT & MONGO: easy win for the Horsemen . . . ALEX WRIGHT defeated CHRIS JERICHO for the WCW CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE . . . an interview with JEFF JARRETT, MRS. MONGO & DEAN MALENKO. Malenko says he’s in. Mrs. Mongo stops to talk with Alex Wright. Wright leaves and she comes back to say that they’re not interested in EDDIE GUERRERO. They leave together . . . RANDY SAVAGE vs. DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE: CURT HENNIG attacks and causes the win for RANDY SAVAGE . . . DEAN MALENKO over HECTOR GUERRERO . . . words from KONNAN, he says he’s going to take out every LUCHA LIBRE guy . . . THE GIANT vs. THE GREAT MUTA: RANDY SAVAGE comes out from the crowd and mumbles at the Giant, the Giant mumbles back. Bell rings and NWO ERIC comes down to announce. Giant wins via chokeslam.  After the match, LARRY ZYBSZKO comes out and puts NWO ERIC in a headlock, takes him to the ring, and lets the Giant chokeslam . . . more from the NITRO girls . . . LA PARKA vs. KONNAN: Konnan gets the win, PSYCHOSIS makes the save . . . JJ DILLION on the phone, he says that he has an offer to make STING to wrestle by September. He also confirms that Luger has the title match next Monday Night . . . RANDY SAVAGE vs. SCOTT STEINER: THE OUTSIDERS attack THE STEINERS and Savage is DQ’D.  THE GIANT makes the save. THE GIANT calls KEVIN NASH back. RANDY SAVAGE heads towards the ring but we run out of time as Nash is trying to get in the ring . . .

WCW SATURDAY NIGHT 7/26
WHAT YOU MISSED: SILVER KING & LA PARKA fell vs. HECTOR GARZA & LIZMARK JR. vs. VILLANO IV & V vs. SUPER CALO & JUVENTUD GUERRERA: Calo pinned La Parka . . . GREG VALENTINE over TIM CHEEKS . . . GENE OKERLUND reports that a title belt changed hands overseas but we can’t hear about them on free TV . . . MORTIS over PSYCHOSIS: LA PARKA put out Mortis with a chair then was put out by WRATH . . . an interview with CURT HENNIG . . . a look at KONNAN attacking REY MISTERIO JR. from NITRO and the LUCHA LIBRE wrestlers saving Misterio . . . ALEX WRIGHT over DOC DEAN . . . a look at THE ULTIMO DRAGON defeating STEVEN REGAL for the WCW WORLD TV TITLE . . . STEVEN REGAL over CHAD FORTUNE . . . THE NWO comes out, they say they’re going to be recruiting and will be on WCW Saturday Night as long as they want to be . . . LORD STEVEN REGAL vs. BOBBY EATON: JOEY MAGGS comes out yet again to watch Eaton lose . . . an interview with RIC FLAIR . . .  JULIO SANCHEZ fell to SCOTTIE RIGGS . . . a look at the STEVIE RICHARDS/RAVEN situation from TUESDAY NITRO . . . MENG & THE BARBARIAN destroyed THE SOUTHERN POSSE . . . JEFF JARRETT vs. CHRIS BENOIT — WCW U.S. TITLE: EDDY GUERRERO tried to interfere, which resulted in a DQ win for Benoit . . . an interview with THE GIANT. He called out the NWO. The NWO comes out and stops RANDY SAVAGE from getting in the ring . . .

EXTREME CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING 7/25/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: Starts with THE GANGSTAS vs. THE DUDLEYS in a steel cage.  Good action, Gangstas pull out the win and become the new ECW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS when DVON DUDLEY fled from the cage, leaving two on one with BUH BUH DUDLEY. Buh Buh hits the BUH BUH CUTTER from the top rope on NEW JACK but twists his ankle for an easy MUSTAPHA pin . . . JOEY STYLES in the ring, THE BLUE MEANIE is in the front row wearing a TAZ shirt.  LANCE WRIGHT comes out and interviews Meanie. Wright asks is Meanie is Mocking Taz and Meanie runs off. Joey brings out RICK RUDE. Rude brings out two women with him. Rude says that he signed a two year deal with the ECW. Rude disses JERRY LAWLER and says that THE SANDMAN & TOMMY DREAMER don’t need a partner in their cage match tonight . . . words from JOEL GERTNER & THE DUDLEYS, they have the tag team belts. They say that if THE GANGSTAS can show up to the PPV, they’ll hand the belts to them.  Joel Gertner says he’ll still shave his head and his chest if the Gangstas can show up, but since they can’t he’ll be petitioning that the tag team titles revert back to THE DUDLEYS . . . JOEY STYLES & RICK RUDE look at BIG DICK attacking MUSTAPHA in the cage and putting him out . . . KRONUS vs. PABLO MARQUEZ: easy win for Kronus . . . a look back at the events leading to TOMMY DREAMER & THE SANDMAN & A MYSTERY PARTNER vs. SABU, ROB VAN DAM & JERRY LAWLER in a steel cage . . . SHANE DOUGLAS vs. TERRY FUNK — ECW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: wild match that goes outside the building at one point. Even though FRANCINE & CHRIS CANDIDO interfered, Funk is winning the match when the Satellite dish changes over . . .

WCW TUESDAY NITRO 7/22
WHAT YOU MISSED: THE NITRO GIRLS open the show with more swell good times . . . NWO ERIC & HOLLYWOOD HOGAN come out. They lay down together in the middle of the ring and getting real close. Hogan asks who is the man? And Ericie-Poo-Poo says he’s the man. Hogan says that K-DOG (KONNAN) is the newest member and DENNIS RODMAN proved what a man he was. I’m sure. He says that LEX LUGER is just another guy. Hogan says he’ll face Luger at the next PPV . . . K-DOG over TSUBASA . . . ULTIMO DRAGON vs. LORD STEVEN REGAL — WCW TV TITLE: Dragon makes Regal tap out and regains the title . . . RIC FLAIR says that THE ENFORCER, MONGO & THE CRIPPLER CHRIS BENOIT have made a selection and the 4th Horsemen is . . . well SYXX comes out. Flair says Syxx is at the wrong place. Syxx says that there’s no 4th Horsemen. Flair hits Syxx. CHRIS BENOIT comes out. Syxx says that if SCOTT HALL & KEVIN NASH were here they wouldn’t be pulling this.  Benoit says “We shall see!” and Syxx runs off . . . the NITRO Girls again . . . THE GREAT MUTA vs. THE GIANT: Muta was DQ’d when he spit his spray in the Giant’s eyes. VINCENT & RANDY SAVAGE come out. Vincent & Muta hold Giant and Savage hits him. LEX LUGER comes in an almost gets chokeslammed . . . DEAN MALENKO vs. MONGO: JEFF JARRETT & MRS. MONGO come out. Malenko gets the win . . . an interview with Dean Malenko & Jeff Jarrett — Jarrett ask Malenko to watch his back. Malenko says that he’ll give his answer when he’s ready . . . HECTOR vs. EDDY GUERRERO: Eddy wins with a frog splash. Dean Malenko comes in and gets Eddy in the Texas Cloverleaf. Hector breaks it. Dean puts it on Hector and Eddy walks out . . . the NITRO Girls . . . JJ DILLION comes out and says they’ll have a contract signing. STEVIE RICHARDS comes out and says there will be 2 huge announcements tonight. Stevie has signed a contract with WCW. JJ Dillion says that his deal is done and asks where Raven is. Stevie brings JJ down to RAVEN at ringside. Raven seems confused since Stevie negotiated the deal. Raven mumbles again. Raven rips up the contract and attacks Stevie.  Stevie says  “Oww, I mean well!” . . . LEX LUGER vs. SCOTT NORTON: VINCENT & BUFF BAGWELL at ringside. Luger wins by DQ when Vincent comes in. Luger wracks Vincent, then throws the Bugg on Norton . . . Luger on the microphone, he says that since he’s a plain old wrestler and HOLLYWOOD HOGAN comes out. He says that at the next PPV he’ll have Lex his way . . . K-DOG tells SCOTT HALL & KEVIN NASH of the problems. Nash, strangely, isn’t “hurt” from last week HMMM. Idiots . . . MORTIS & WRATH vs. LA PARKA & PSYCHOSIS: TONY SCHIAVANE announces that HALL & NASH will face RIC FLAIR & CHRIS BENOIT later tonight. Cut to Ric Flair talking to CURT HENNIG in the dressing room. Wrath and Mortis get the win but La Parka lays out Mortis with a chair . . . BOOKER T vs. BUFF BAGWELL: NWO help gets the Bugg the win. No sign of STEVIE RAY.  Booker T is left down in the ring . . . REY MISTERIO JR. on crutches with GENE OKERLUND. K-DOG comes out. He kicks away one of Misterio’s crutches. He kicks out the other one then the Lucha Libre guys come out to help Misterio . . . M. WALLSTREET jobs to CURT HENNIG. DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE runs in and attacks Hennig. DDP hits with the diamond cutter. Security clears DDP from the ring . . . NITRO GIRLS again . . . SCOTT HALL & KEVIN NASH vs. RIC FLAIR & CHRIS BENIOT — WCW WORLD TAG TITLE: Flair takes it from the Horsemen. Syxx gets involved and Flair goes after Syxx, leaving Benoit to fight both men. Benoit falls, it’s over AGAIN. Buzzkiller by Syxx outside the ring on Flair. Mongo comes out and trashes Syxx. THE STEINERS come out and we run out of time . . .

WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW/WAR ZONE 7/21
RAW WHAT YOU MISSED: VADER vs. KEN SHAMROCK: DAVEY BOY SMITH interferes and slams Shamrock on the steel ring steps. Vader wins by count-out . . . a look at “BRAKUS,” a German Wrestler apparently coming in . . . an interview with THE HART FOUNDATION. BRET HART calls for THE UNDERTAKER to come out and fight now. DAVEY BOY SMITH insults KEN SHAMROCK. OWEN HART calls STEVE AUSTIN to fight. They need 3 foes for the flag match tonight. Steve Austin appears on the walkway. He says he’ll be in the flag match . . . a look back at LOS BORIQUAS destroying one of the DOA’S motorcycles last week . . . BRIAN WALSH fell to BRIAN CHRISTOPHER . . . a segment with THE TRUTH COMISSION from South Africa . . . a look at the DUDE LOVE story . . . prerecorded comments from STEVE AUSTIN on DUDE LOVE. He says Dude Love proved himself but he doesn’t want a tag team partner . . . a look back at THE GODWINNS attacking THE LEGION OF DOOM from the War Zone last week . . . comments from THE LEGION OF DOOM . . . THE GODWINNS vs. THE HEADBANGERS vs. THE BLACKJACKS — winner gets a WWF Tag Team Title Shot: Godwinns pull it out by using the slop bucket to knock out one of the Blackjacks . . .

WAR ZONE WHAT YOU MISSED: SHAWN MICHAELS comes out. Michaels disses Canada. Michaels says he’ll be in the 6 man match tonight. He says he’ll be a special ref. at SUMMERSLAM for the main event . . . HUNTER HEARST HELMSLEY vs. THE PATRIOT: THE BRITISH BULLDOG, BRET & OWEN HART come down to ringside. Bret gets in VINCE MCMAHON’S face for allowing Shawn Micahels to be the ref. at Summerslam. Hart starts a Hockey style fight with Vince McMahon. The Patriot comes to the save and attacks Hart but the Bulldog and Owen get him.  The ref. throws the match out . . . back from commercial and VINCE MCMAHON is steamed. They cut to an interview with PAUL BEARER. Bearer says he has proof tonight. He says that KANE & THE UNDERTAKER had twin halves of a statue. Paul Bearer shows Kane’s part of the statue. He says that the charred remains prove that Kane is alive. Bearer freaks out when JIM ROSS asks to see Kane . . . FAROOQ vs. GOLDDUST: VINCE MCMAHON says that SHAWN MICHAELS will be the ref. for the Summerslam match and if Shawn Michaels shows any partiality he will never again wrestle for the WWF in the United States. McMahon leaves the broadcast position. They’re told that Bret Hart and the Hart Foundation were seen coming out of Shawn Michaels’ locker room a few moments ago and that Michaels is injured. Ref. Disqualifies Farooq for KOMA MUSTAFA’S interference . . .  THE BRITISH BULLDOG, BRET & OWEN HART vs. STEVE AUSTIN & DUDE LOVE & THE UNDERTAKER — FLAG MATCH: BRET HART demands the Canadian National Athem to be played. JIM ROSS announces they’ll stay on the air for as long as it takes to get a winner. Bret Hart and The Undertaker go for the flags at the same time but BRIAN PILLMAN attacks The Undertaker and Hart gets the Canadian flag for the victory . . .

EXTREME CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING 7/18/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: show stars with FRANCINE & SHANE DOUGLAS on the beach dissing TAZ. Douglas implies that it was his plan to lose to TAZ so he can get a title shot at TERRY FUNK’S ECW TITLE . . . JOEY STYLES & RICK RUDE announce that Shane Douglas will get a title shot with Terry Funk at the next PPV . . . TAZ vs. HOLLYWOOD NOVA — ECW WORLD TV TITLE: Do or die time for the BWO? TAZ disses STEVIE RICHARDS for going back to RAVEN and selling out ECW for WCW. Say good-bye to the BWO as Hollywood taps out to the TAZMISSION. Taz puts THOMAS :THE INCHWORM” RODMAN in it as well. THE BLUE GUY comes into the ring.  He spits on the BWO shirt, throws it on the ground and runs . . . BALLS MAHONEY & THE PITBULLS vs. THE TRIPLE THREAT: all out brawl from the get-go. Pitbulls down outside the ring and THE GANGSTAS’ music starts up.  NEW JACK & MESTAFFA come out and THE DUDLEYS attack them. Two on one on New Jack while Mestoffa is down. THE ELIMINATORS appear on the stage.  SATURN takes out DVON with a crutch shot. BUBBA RAY DUDLEY gets taken out by KRONUS.  BALLS MAHONEY & SHANE DOUGLAS go at it in the ring. TRIPLE THREAT wins when Shane pins BALLS . . . an interview with NEW JACK, he declares war on THE DUDLEY BOYS . . . JOEL GERTNER says that if THE DUDLEYS lose their show down with THE GANGSTAS and not walk into the next PPV as champions he’ll shave his chest hair and head and THE DUDLEYS will stay home . . . ROB VAN DAM brings out BILL ALPHONSO, who pitches SABU & VAN DAM. Rob Van Dam is now in a WCW shirt. Van Dam says he can return to the ECW Arena and he’ll survive and look his best . . . JIM CORNETTE says he’ll lay waste to the ECW if he gets another chance to do so . . . words from TOMMY DREAMER, BEULAH & THE SANMAN — they ask TAZ to be their mystery partner . . . TAZ says he’s not going to be the mystery partner . . . SHANE DOUGLAS & FRANCINE say that he won’t be the mystery partner . . . words from JERRY LAWLER & JIM CORNETTE, & SABU, ROB VAN DAM & BILL ALPHONSO . . . back to JOEY & RICK RUDE. Rude goes off on Jerry Lawler . . . words from a dazed TOMMY DREAMER, he says he’s going to get Lawler and Jim Cornette . . .

WWF MONDAY NITRO 7/14
WHAT YOU MISSED: MICHAEL BUFFER started the show and introduced THE NITRO GIRLS — KIM PAGE & FRIENDS — they dance. What does it
have to do with wrestling? Hmm . . . MIKE TENEY Hypes LEX LUGER putting everyone out with the torture wrack last night. They then look at the fake STING from last night. LARRY ZYBSZKO says it was KEVIN NASH. TONY SCHIAVANE agrees . . . ALEX WRIGHT vs. PRINCE IUKEA, THE GIANT walks out to the ring and chokeslams the ref.  He  chokeslams Iukea. Alex Wright runs off as The Giant starts chokeslamming the security force. The Giant then gets on the microphone and says he’s had it with the NWO. He says he wants Kevin Nash for hitting him with a bat. WCW officials come out as the Giant demands Nash NOW . . . EDDY GUERRERO vs. CHAVO GUERRERO JR.: Not what I expected, great match. Eddy wins with the frong splash.  After the match Eddy hits with antoher frog splash before HECTOR GUERRERO came out. Eddy shoved Hector down and stormed off . . . an interview with KIMBERLY & DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE: DDP says he met CURT HENNIG six months ago and they had a lot in common. He says that Hennig said he respected him for his work ethic. DDP said his first choice was STING for a partner, his second choice would be LEX LUGER & THE GIANT, so his third choice was Hennig. Hennig said he’d be there. Hennig then betrayed him. He said he’s not crying, he’s not even mad as he doesn’t get mad — he gets even . . . more dancing with the Nitro girls . . . HARLEM HEAT with GENE OKERLUND, they say they have a match with KEVIN NASH & SCOTT HALL tonight and will beat the stuffing out of them . . . BUFF BAGWELL & SCOTT NORTON vs. THE STEINER BROTHERS: Cut to KONNAN getting out of the NWO LIMO with SYXX, SCOTT HALL & KEVIN NASH, who is limping heavily. Back in the ring MASA CHONO & THE GREAT MUTA attack The Steiners. But SCOTT STEINER cmes back and RICK STIENER recovers and they end up clearing the ring after winning by DQ . . . GENE OKERLUND with RAVEN & STEVIE RICHARDS. Raven mumbles poetry again. Raven says there is no announcement. Stevie says “Boss, if I signed the contract with WCW” and Raven headbutts him . . . CHRIS BENOIT over MIKE ENOS by submission . . . even more dancing with the Nitro girls . . . SUPER CALO vs. LA PARKA: La Parka passed Kimberly on the way out and she flashes the DDP sign. RANDY SAVAGE runs in and attacks La Parka and Super Calo.  DDP comes  in and works over Savage. CURT HENNIG comes out and knocks DDP out with a forgien object. Randy Savage hits with the big elbow . . . GENE OKERLUND interviews CURT HENNIG. Hennig says Page has nothing in common with him. Hennig calls Page the biggest “Mark” in the business. Hennig questions DDP’s sexual preformance. RIC FLAIR comes out and hugs Hennig and takes him back to the dressing room . . . it’s announced that NITRO will be on TUESDAY next week . . . SYXX, KONNAN, SCOTT HALL, BUFF BAGWELL, SCOTT NORTON, MUTA & CHONO, & NWO ERIC help wheel out KEVIN NASH. Nash denies being STING at BASH AT THE BEACH. They help Nash stand up. Nash says that KONNAN has what it takes to be NWO. They all say “Too Sweet” and leave for the ring. Oh Joy . . . SYXX & SCOTT HALL vs. HARLEM HEAT: KEVIN NASH attacks BOOKER T in the ring while SYXX attacks STEVIE RAY outside and the ref. is with him. Outsider edge on BOOKER T and it’s over . . . more dancing from the Nitro girls . . . MASA CHONO & THE GREAT MUTA vs. PUBLIC ENEMY: Muta sprays JOHNNY GRUNGE to set up the pin for Chono . . . JEFF JARRETT vs. RIC FLAIR — U.S. TITLE: Jarrett comes out with MRS. MONGO, who jumped ship last night. MONGO comes out during this match. He says taht MRS. MONG stabbed him in the ack and Mongo comes in the ring with CHRIS BENOIT when Jarret was in Flair’s figure four. Mrs. Mongo & Jarrett flee . . . GENE OKERLUND in the ring again with LEX LUGER. Luger says the Bash at the Beach was one of his finest moments. He says it was “Sweet” to put the tortue wrack on DENNIS RODMAN. He challenges HOLLYWOOD HOGAN for a title defense at the next PPV. THE ENTIRE NWO comes out. They surround the ring and a STING comes out. It turns out to be the real Sting. Sting and Luger get back to back and we fade out . . .

WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW/WARZONE/SUMMER FLASHBACK 7/14
RAW WHAT YOU MISSED: a look back at the Canadian Challenge followed by introductions from the heart of Texas . . . THE HART FOUNDATION come out. BRET HART says San Antonio is filled with rats, most of them in hiding. Hart says that in his contract that if he loses the WWF Title match with THE UNDERTAKER at SUMMERSLAM he’ll  never again wrestle on American Soil. Hart says it’s fine with him and after the Summerslam the Undertaker will be without a title. OWEN HART says that he doesn’t give a darn about STEVE AUSTIN because tonight he and THE BRITISH BULLDOG will win back the WWF TAG TITLES tonight and that Austin will kiss his rear end at SUMMERSLAM. DAVEY BOY SMITH says that if KEN SHAMROCK beats him for the WWF EUROPEAN TITLE he’ll eat a can of dog food.  BRIAN PILLMAN sends his love to DUSTY RHODES. JIM NIEDHART says if any of the Harts lose at SUMMERSLAM he’ll shave his goatee off at RAW. STEVE AUSTIN comes out of the dressing room with his title belt. He counts five to one. KEN SHAMROCK comes out to back him up. THE PATRIOT comes out to back him up as well. SID comes out behind them. Finally SHAWN MICHAELS comes out behind them all . . . JERRY LAWLER & BRIAN CHRISTOPHER vs. IVAN & SCOTT PUTSKI: IVAN PUTSKI spends most of the match on the ring apron but comes back to get the Polish Power finisher on Jerry Lawler and  get the pin . . . a look back at Steve Austin attacking MANKIND on last week’s RAW. This was followed by Mankind refusing to talk when they went back to the locker room with an interview with him . . . PAUL BEARER says that THE UNDERTAKER’S brother KANE is a disfigured horrible creature. Bearer says that Kane is alive and next week he may be on RAW . . . TAJIRI YOSAHIRO vs. TAKA MICHINOKO: Taka gets the win with the Michinoko Driver . . . an interview with KEN SHAMROCK. He denies being Steve Austin’s partner tonight since he has a match with JIM NIEDHART tonight . . . a look at LOS BORICUAS arriving at the arena in a low rider . . . THE HEADBANGERS vs. LOS BORICUAS: MIGEL PEREZ JR. & JOSE ESTRADA JR. represent LOS BORICUAS tonight and get the win. DOA (CRUSH, A-BOMB, CHAINS & SKULL), ride out after the match and join in the all out brawl . . . THE PATRIOT says that tonight he’s here to stand for America but will not be Steve Austin’s partner tonight . . . a look back at THE ROYALE RUMBEL 1997 and SHAWN MICHAELS winning the WWF WORLD TITLE. Michaels comes out for an interview with VINCE MCMAHON. Vince welcomes Michaels home. Michaels says that Michaels isn’t 100% and that the last time he and Austin tagged up neither one of them were 100% and that he’s good enough to go right now.  He says, however, it’s up to Steve Austin. He says that he’s been waiting a long time to see Bret Hart get out of the USA. He says that he’s not currently scheduled to be a SUMMERSLAM and he appeals to Vince McMahon, gets down on his knees and begs McMahon to allow him to be a part of SUMMERSLAM . . .

WAR ZONE WHAT YOU MISSED: SAVIO VEGA comes out and demands that the camera people go back to the dressing room and they go out and destroy one of the DOA the motorcycles in the parking area. DOA comes out and they brawl.  LOS BORICUAS drive off in their car, towing one of the motorcycles . . . JIM NIEDHART vs. KEN SHAMROCK: Niedhart taps out. DAVEY BOY SMITH attacks Shamrock. The Patriot makes the save . . . back in the dressing room with MANKIND again and he again refuses to talk . . . THE BLACKJACKS vs. THE LEGION OF DOOM: THE GODWINNS attack the Legion before the bell. Slop drop on the Steel entrance ramp on HAWK. Hawk is busted open . . . FLASH FUNK vs. VADER: Best match Funk has put on in the WWF so far. He acutally gets most of his moves in Vader. Vader, however, wins with the powerbomb . . . STEVE AUSTIN in the dressing room, he says there “ain’t no way” he’s leaving San Antonio without the WWF WORLD TAG TITLES . . . OWEN HART & DAVEY BOY SMITH vs. STEVE AUSTIN & A MYSTERY PARTNER for the WWF WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES: Austin attacks both men before the bell. AUSTIN’S partner makes his way around the locker room and they go to commercial. Back from commercial and Austin is being double teamed. Owen Hart clips Austin’s knee and it’s 2 on 1 again. Later on Owen Hart goes to work on Austin and even hits with a version of the Stone Cold Stunner. Austin clears the ring of both men. Strange music starts up.  DUDE LOVE appears on the the titantron.  Dude Love comes out to save the day. Austin is stunned. Match resumes and Dude Love takes over on Owen Hart. Austin refuses a tag. Owen tags Bulldog in. Hammering away on Dude Love. Love gets the claw on Bulldog but Owen Hart breaks it with a drop kick off the top rope. Ref. goes after Owen, Austin stone cold stunners Bulldog and Dude Love gets the pin. Dude Love gives his World Tag Title belt to Austin and some women come into the ring and get all over Love. Austin gives him the belt and they shake hands before Austin storms off . . .

FLASHBACK WHAT YOU MISSED: Basically a salute to the past summers of the WWF and the promising futures of the WWF . . . starts in 1988 THE MEGABUCKS vs. THE MEGAPOWERS and their secret weapon . . . SUMMERSLAM 1988 and THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR defeating THE HONKY TONK MAN for the WWF IC TITLE . . . 1989 and the split with THE MEGA POWERS . . . 1989 and ZEUS & RANDY SAVAGE vs. BRUTIS BEEFCAKE & HULK HOGAN . . . 1990 THE HART FOUNDATION winning the WWF TAG TEAM TITLES from DEMOLITION . . . 1990 RAVISHING RICK RUDE vs. THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR . . . 1991 and RANDY SAVAGE proposing to MZ. ELIZABETH followed by their wedding . . . 1991: BRET HART vs. MR. PERFECT for the WWF IC TITLE . . . 1992: RODDY PIPER playing his bagpipes . . . 1992: THE UNDERTAKER vs. KAMALA . . . 1992: highlights of SUMMERSLAM . . . 1992: DAVEY BOY SMITH vs. BRET HART — WWF IC TITLE . . . 1993: the passing of ANDRE THE GIANT . . . 1993: YOKOZUNA destroying JIM DUGGAN . . . 1993: YOKOZUNA destroying HULKAMANIA . . . 1993: LEX LUGER slamming YOKOZUNA and going on the LEX EXPRESS . . . 1993: YOKOZUNA vs. LEX LUGER . . . 1994: LESLIE NIELSON looking for THE UNDERTAKER . . . 1994: THE UNDERTAKER vs. THE UNDERTAKER . . . 1995: LADDER MATCH — RAZOR RAMON vs. SHAWN MICHAELS . . . 1996: STEVE AUSTIN winning the WWF KING OF THE RING . . . 1996: MANKIND vs. THE UNDERTAKER in the Boiler Room match . . . 1997: THE UNDERTAKER winning the WWF WORLD TITLE . . . 1997: Words from BRET HART . . .

WCW BASH AT THE BEACH 7/13
WHAT YOU MISSED: WRATH & MORTIS vs. ERNEST MILLER & GLACIER: some 50 photographers at ringside including BILL APTER (his bald head glowing on camera side crowd shots), some decent action from all four guys. Wrath uses a chair on Glacier outside fo the ring getting the upperhand for his team. Mortis vs. Glacier in the ring. Glacier off balance. Miller ends up coming in, turning it into a texas tornado match to save the day. Ref. refuses to take control of the match. Wrath & Miller go outside, Glacier DDT’S Mortis on the inside. He gets a pin attempt but JAMES VANDENBURG puts Mortis’ foot under the ropes then puts a chain on Mortis’s foot. Mortis hits with the superkick and gets the pinfall . . . parts of the on-line interview with DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE from WCW wrestling’s web site . . . CHRIS JERICHO vs. THE ULTIMO DRAGON — WCW CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE: probably Jericho’s best work in his time in WCW. Dragon continues to impress. Dragon gets several 2 and a half counts but Jericho is smart enough to get to the ropes. Jericho even counters the Dragon Sleeper. Jericho gets the win after reversing a herricanrana into a pinfall. Good match, very lame ending. Jericho and Dragon shake hands and hug after the match . . . GENE OKERLUND plugs the hotline — geez, I’m paying $29.95 on PRIMESTAR to see this and Gene is plugging the hotline to find out who is going to be in the main event tonight as the mystery partner. He then advertises results on the hotline which makes no sense since we’re watching it live on PPV . . . Gene goes to the ring and looks into the crowd to talk to RAVEN & STEVIE RICHARDS in the front row. Raven mumbles some poetry and a run about answer. Stevie interrupts and says “tell him about the announcement tomorrow night” and Raven attacks him . . . MASA CHONO & THE GREAT MUTA vs. THE STEINER BROTHERS: Chono continues to yell at a fan at ringside during the match. Fans seem into the match but it’s really a lackluster affair. When Rick Steiner seems to be the only one who wants to work a match you know there’s a problem. Muta hits a frankenstiener off the top rope on Scott Stiener. But Rick is the legal man. Rick catches him in the hand spring elbow and hits with a suplex. Chono makes the half hearted save. 4 way. Steiners do the DDT off the top rope for Rick to get the pin on Muta . . . JUVENTUD GUERRERA, HECTOR GARZA JR. & LISMARK JR. vs. VILLANO IV, LA PARKA & PSYCHOSIS w/SUNNY ONNO: VILLANO V comes in and comes close to getting the pin on Hector Garza. But Garza ends up pinning Villano V . . . KEVIN SULLIVAN vs. CHRIS BENOIT — CAREER MATCH: problems with JACKIE on the way out to the ring. She has blonde streaks in her hair now. Immediate brawl. Turns into a 2 on one outside. Sullivan and Benoit use Jackie as a weapon. Standard brawl Benoit bites Sullivan’s ear after Sullivan bites him in the stomach. Benoit hits with the Crippler Crossface. Sullivan makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Benoit goes for it again. Sullivan again gets to the ropes. Sullivan fights back. Benoit is tied to the tree of woe. Sullivan hits with 2 knees in the gut. He goes for a third. He goes to work on the upside down Benoit and Jackie comes in with a wooden chair. Sullivan wants the chair. She hits Cullivan over the head with a chair, Benoit gets free, Benoit hits with the flying head butt and it’s over 1-2-3 . . . Kevin Sullivan still in the ring with Jimmy Hart. Hart gets in Sullivan’s face. Sullivan shoves Hart down and Hart runs off . . . MONGO vs. JEFF JARRETT — WCW U.S. TITLE: Worst match of the card. Jarrett uses the 3 point stance twice, goes for the figure four but MRS. MONGO distracts the ref.  Jarrett uses the briefcase that MRS. MONGO dropped and he gets the win.  Mrs. Mongo &  Jarrett hug and walk off together after the match . . . another hotline plug by GENE OKERLUND.  He says several men are in the building who don’t have WCW contracts but you have to call the hotline to find out.  Then we go into a WCW ROADWILD PPV next month on Saturday Aug. 9 . . . HOLLYWOOD HOGAN & DENNIS RODMAN segment . . .
. RANDY SAVAGE & SCOTT HALL vs. DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE & A MYSTERY PARTNER: DDP’S music starts. KIMBERLY comes out. DDP walks out calmly. DDP holds Kim back. CURT HENNIG comes out. A bit of a let down, but strange to see the choice is based on Hall’s former tag team partner (Circa 1986 AWA), match is a major let down. Savage whips Henning into the ropes at the same time DDP is trying to get his balance outside by holding onto the ropes, Henning flips over the top. Hennig attacks Page and walks out.  Two on one on DDP. NWO EDGE on DDP then Savage hits with the big elbow and gets pinned.  DDP chant and Kimberly helps DDP back to the dressing room . . . RODDY PIPER vs. RIC FLAIR: total brawl. Flair takes a cheap shot while ref. MARK CURTIS is yelling at Piper and clips Flair’s leg. Flair abuses ref. Mark Curtis. Flair gets the figure four. Piper reverses it and Flair breaks the hold. In and out of the ring, Flair counters Piper’s sleeper. Flair tries to use the ropes for leverage to pin Piper. Piper gets his own figure four. Flair gets to the ropes and they break the hold. Flair gets a forgien object out of his knee pad, Piper takes it and uses it.  Mongo comes out and distracts the ref. Chris Benoit comes off the top rope and Piper moves and Benoit hits Flair. Benoit distracts the ref. and Mongo piledrives Piper. Flair roles over and pins Piper but Piper kicks out. Piper gets the sleeper on. Piper wins by submission . . . HOLLYWOOD HOGAN & DENNIS RODMAN w/RANDY SAVAGE vs. THE GIANT & LEX LUGER: Hogan and Luger start. A lot of psyche out moves by Hogan. Rodman tags in and tries to lure Luger into the cornor.  It’s one big stall. “Rodman Sucks” chant. Lock up. Rodman gets an arm drag. Rodman dares the Giant to get in. Lock up again. Luger hits with an armdrag. Rodman flees. Hogan flees. Rodman back in. Lock up. Headlock by Luger. Rodman throws him into the ropes and leapfrogs over Luger and hits with a shoulder tackle. Luger looks confused. Savage & Hogan on the ring apron. Another series, two leap frogs by Rodman and he gets clotheslined and tags out. Luger tags the Giant in. Hogan & the Giant now. Hogan staggers the Giant easily. Giant puts him over. Giant comes back and motions for the chokeslam. Hogan, Savage & Rodman regroup outside the ring. “Hogan sucks” then a “Rodman Sucks” chant. Back in and Hogan gets dirty. Giant atomic drops Hogan. Hogan is down and tags Rodman in. Rodman in the ring with the Giant. Rodman tries to get the crowd worked up. Lock up and knee lift by Rodman, whip and leapfrog, Rodman tries to jump on the Giant and the Giant gets him in a beahug then drops him flat. He spanks Rodman as Rodman is down. He picks Rodman up and Hogan clips the Giant’s knee. Hogan gets some cheap shots in on the Giant. Rodman back in. Giant staggered by Hogan. Double clothesline by Rodman & Hogan. Rodman can’t get the tagging concept down. Now he’s tagged back in. Rodman holds Giant for a double team. Rodman tags Hogan back in. Hogan bites the Giant. A few punches and a whip into the ropes for a big boot. More punches — half hearted — by Hogan. Rodman back in, Hogan & Rodman double hip toss the Giant. 2 count on the Giant. Giant tags in Luger. Luger knocks down Savage, Rodman and Hogan. He goes for his clothesline and Rodman kicks him in the back. Hogan with a belly to back on Luger, gets a 2 count. Savage with a cheap shot on Luger. Scoop up and Hogan hits with the leg. Rodman in and gets a few knees on Luger then chokes Luger with his boot. Irish Whip, Luger misses a reversal but tags the Giant in behind the ref.’s back. Ref. won’t let the tag go. Giant attacks Hogan & Rodman with the big boot. Double noggin knocker and both go down. A long haired STING comes out. Rodman headbutts the ref.  The long haired Sting attacks the Giant. This Sting is so tall he can get over the ring ropes, hello KEVIN NASH. Lex Luger gets the torture wrack on Hogan and NICK PATRICK runs in and signals the win for Lugers team.  Luger then gets the wrack on SAVAGE & RODMAN . . .

WCW PRO WRESTLING 7/13
WHAT YOU MISSED: LARRY ZYBSZKO & SCOTT HUDSON opened the show with Zybszko’s denial that he’s the mystery partner . . . a look back at DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE posing as LA PARKA and pinning RANDY SAVAGE . . . JIM DUGGAN vs. SUPER CALO: Duggan needed the taped fist to win. Oh boy . . . THE ULTIMO DRAGON over JUVENTUD GUERRERA . . . a look at events from NITRO . . . LA PARKA fell to MORTIS . . . startling comments from CURT HENNIG from NITRO . . . M. WALLSTREET vs. ALEX WRIGHT: Wallstreet gets the rare win . . .

WWF SUPERSTARS OF WRESTLING 7/13
WHAT YOU MISSED: a look at the crowd from the PPV last week . . . SALVATORE SINCERE fell to KEN SHAMROCK . . . a look at DAVEY BOY SMITH & OWEN HART defeating THE NATION OF DOMINATION in the finals of the tourney for the WWF TAG TITLE SHOT . . . a look at the 10 man tag match from the IN YOUR HOUSE: CANADIAN CHALLENGE PPV . . . OWEN HART vs. FLASH FUNK: Hart wins with the Sharpshooter . . . an interview with BRIAN PILLMAN, he says taht if he doesn’t beat GOLDDUST at SUMMERSLAM he’ll wrestle him the next night on RAW an will wear one of MARLENA’S dresses . . . a look at STEVE AUSTIN defeating HUNTER HEARST HELMSLEY then attacking MANKIND . . . an interview with BRET HART and the HART FOUNDATION . . . and STAR TRAKS took us out . . .

WCW MAIN EVENT 7/12/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: a look back at events from NITRO this week . . . a look back at HOLLYWOOD HOGAN’S interview with NWO ERIC on Nitro. LEX LUGER & THE GIANT attack him and Luger ends up Torture Racking NWO Eric while the Giant puts out everyone else . . . a look back on the attack by KEVIN SULLIVAN on CHRIS BENOIT . . . CHRIS BENOIT over RICK FULLER from WCW SATURDAY NIGHT . . . a look at SISTER SHERRI quitting HARLEM HEAT . . . a look at PUBLIC ENEMY defeating HIGH VOLTAGE from WCW PRO WRESTLING . . . GENE OKERLUND teases more wrestling stars on the way with possible appearances at BASH AT THE BEACH while mentioning that WCW said goodbye to some of its stars this week . . . a look at RANDY SAVAGE & SCOTT HALL taking over the Nitro set followed by DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE posing as LA PARKA and getting the win on NITRO . . . a replay of the CURT HENNIG interview from NITRO . . . a look at RODDY PIPER attacking RIC FLAIR at NITRO . . . from NITRO — DANCING STEVIE RICHARDS interviews RAVEN . . . from NITRO — the troubles between EDDIE & CHAVO GUERRERO JR. . . . EDDIE vs. CHAVO GUERRERO is announced for NITRO . . . VINCENT of the NWO over JL via the “NWO CLUTCH” . . .

EXTREME CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING 7/11/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: a look back at JERRY LAWLER & JIM CORNETTE attacking the ECW . . . words from JERRY LAWLER . . . TAZ vs. LOUIE SPICOLLI — ECW WORLD TV TITLE — Taz says he can choke out Spicolli in one minute. He changes it to 30 seconds and Spicolli agreees and attacks him. He attacks Taz with the belt and goes for the death valley driver but Taz reverses it and makes him tap out with the Tazmission . . . words from TAZ. He praises JOHN KRONUS for their ECW match. He is upset that Jerry Lawler & Jim Cornette’s invasion of ECW was the only thing people talked about after the last Philly show. He’s sick of his co-workers leaving and jumping over to the WWF. Including PAUL E. DANGEROUSLY doing color commentary. He says later on tonight he has a message for VINCE MCMAHON . . . SPIKE DUDLEY & MIKEY WHIPWRECK vs. PG-13: PG-13 get the win after JASON KNIGHT attacks Mikey. He comes out from under the ring and gets double teamed by Mikey & Spike . . . a look back to 1993 and Jason’s first appearance in ECW . . . TRACEY SMOTHERS vs. LANCE STORM: LITTLE GUIDO attacks Lance Storm. Storm gets the win in an “okay” match . . . a look back on the history of TOMMY DREAMER & THE SANDMAN, followed by BEULAH with coments on Tommy Dreamer and how he recently had to have his “manhood” worked on at the hospital after an attack by SABU, ROB VAN DAM, JIM CORNETTE & JERRY LAWLER. She says she doesn’t want Dreamer to come back but she knows he will. She reminds us that in ECW it’s “An Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a Tooth, a . . .” so Jerry Lawler is going to be in a lot of pain . . . TAZ in the ring demanding taht a fan take off his WWF shirt. While Tommy Dreamer is being taken out on a stretcher and put in an ambulance. The guy takes off the shirt while they’re getting the ambulance ready to leave. Taz burns the shirt as the show ends . . .

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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