The Ring Report TV Update, Vol. 4, Issue #16, Nov. 27, 1997
(“TURKEY DAY SPECTACULAR!”)
WCW MONDAY NITRO 11/24/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: THE NWO comes out and HOLLYWOOD HOGAN challenges anyone to face him for the title tonight. THE GIANT comes out and accepts, which JJ DILLION comes out and makes a match . . . THE STEINERS over DISORDERLY CONDUCT . . . BOOKER T rolled up MENG for a win. After the match Meng destroyed both T and STEVIE RAY . . . JJ DILLION says RAVEN signed a contract. Raven says that he’ll do it on his own terms — wrestle, sit, you name it . . . CHRIS BENOIT vs. RAVEN — Raven substitutes SICK BOY in the ring. Benoit goes for the win and RAVEN’S NEST comes in and destroys him . . . a new NWO promo insulting LARRY ZYBSZKO . . . ZYBSZKO comes out and demands SCOTT HALL. ERIC BISCHOFF comes out and says that Larry can’t even beat him. Larry challenges him to a match and Eric says yes . . . ALEX WRIGHT fell to PRINCE IUKEA when QUEEN DEBBIE “got her dress caught on the ring” and distracted Alex too much. He fired her after the loss . . . RANDY SAVAGE over DISCO INFERNO: Savage wins then attacks the ref. and ELIZABETH spray paints Disco . . . DEAN MALENKO over BRAD ARMSTRONG . . . GENE OKERLUND w/STEVE MCMICHAEL: MONGO gloats QUEEN DEBBIE’s firing. She comes out and wants to get back with Mongo. Mongo tells her to leave . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . BUFF BAGWELL over CHRIS JERICHO . . . RAY TRAYLOR by DQ over CURT HENNIG when the NWO came in and beat up Traylor again . . . THE GIANT vs. HOLLYWOOD HOGAN — WCW WORLD TITLE: ERIC BISCHOFF & RICK RUDE do commentary. KEVIN NASH as sting comes down and attacks The Giant’s broken hand. Oh. How funny. Oh. How great. Oh what an original ending. THE NWO comes out and they beat up the Giant. Oh joy. A Sting Dummy comes down and falls through the ring. They take turns hitting it with the baseball bat . . .
WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW/WAR ZONE 11/24/97
RAW WHAT YOU MISSED: HARVEY WHIPPLEMAN came out as “RICK RUDE” to introduce DEGENERATION X. They shove him aside. SHAWN MICHAELS announces that BRET HART is under WWF contract until November 30 and that he will be here tonight . . . THE LEGION OF DOOM vs. BILLY GUNN & ROAD DOG — WWF WORLD TAG TITLES: BA Billy & Road Dog take the tag team titles in a stunner . . . GOLDDUST is wheeled out, he says he is wheel chair bound and can’t move his body. VADER comes out to challenge Goldie and LUNA, disguised as a nurse, attacks Vader. They rub alcohol in Vader’s eyes and run off . . . an interview with COMMISSIONER SLAUGHTER, he turns into SGT. SLAUGHTER and says that HUNTER HEARST HELMSLEY will face him in a BOOT CAMP MATCH on Dec. 7 . . . FLASH FLANNAGAN vs. BRIAN CHRISTOPHER — WWF LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE TOURNEY: with help from JERRY LAWLER, Christopher advances . . .
WAR ZONE WHAT YOU MISSED: DEGENERATION X bring out a midget dressed as BRET HART and beat him up. JIM NIEDHART comes out and says he’s stopped hiding and he’s the HART FOUNDATION. SHAWN MICHAELS says that Niedhart was the more talented member of the Hart Foundation tag team but no one in the Harts gave him a break. They see that Niedhart is alone because the Harts didn’t have the guts to come. Michaels offers Niedhart a chance to be part of the Elite . . . a feature on BUTTERBEAN . . . KEN SHAMROCK over SAVIO VEGA . . . ROCKY MIAVIA comes out with THE NOD. He says he’s the IC Champion. But he’s having technical difficulties on the microphone and “Rocky Sucks” appears on the TITONTRON. It switches to Austin in the control room. Surprisingly he appears out of the crowd and attacks the nation . . . CRUSH vs. JEFF JARRETT: Jarrett in the dressing room complaining. He says he isn’t going to wrestle because they’re not up to what was contractually stipulated. So Crush wins by default. KANE comes out and destroys Crush . . . VADER vs. SHAWN MICHAELS: JIM NIEDHART helps HUNTER HEARST HELMSLEY attack Vader. Vader was blinded in one eye earlier and HHH throws hot coffee in the other eye letting Michaels Super Kick Vader for the pin. Then they attack Niedhart . . .
WCW WORLD WAR 3 11/23/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: GLACIER & ERNEST MILLER vs. THE FACES OF FEAR: Miller gets pinned by the Tongan death grip . . . THE DISCO INFERNO vs. SATURN — WCW WORLD TV TITLE: RAVEN’S CREW interferes = submission won for Saturn . . . YUJI NAGATA vs. THE ULTIMO DRAGON: Dragon gets pinned after interference from SONNY ONNO . . . DAVID TAYLOR & LORD STEVEN REGAL vs. THE STEINER BROTHERS — WCW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES: Steiners win in an uneventful match . . . words from JAMES J. DILLION: Dillion says RAVEN hasn’t signed a contract yet and that Raven has 24 hours to sign a contract or else he’s done with WCW . . . RAVEN vs. SCOTTY RIGGS: KIDMAN says “it’s no DQ or no fight” and the crowd is dead as Riggs jumps over the top rope with a plancha on Kidman & Raven. Riggs can’t meet the 10 count after 3 Raven DDTS so Raven wins. After the match Raven has HAMMER take Riggs out with them . . . BILL GOLDBERG vs. STEVE MCMICHAEL: Mongo comes out with a lead pipe and says that the match isn’t going to happen. The camera shows that Goldberg is lying flat in the dressing room. Mongo has his superbowl ring back. Mongo calls out anyone. QUEEN DEBBIE drags out ALEX WRIGHT to face Mongo. HORRID MATCH. Mongo wins . . . REY MISTERIO JR. vs. EDDY GUERRERO — WCW CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE: Guerrero wins with a frog splash . . . RIC FLAIR vs. CURT HENNIG — UNITED STATES TITLE: Hennig hits Flair with the US Title belt to get the win in this NO DQ match . . . 3 RING BATTLE ROYALE: 59 men come out, KEVIN NASH is missing. Comes down to the NWO vs. HARLEM HEAT, LEX LUGER, THE GIANT & DDP. The NWO refuses to leave ring 3. WCW comes into it and it’s a total brawl. Last 4 are DDP, The Giant, Randy Savage & Scott Hall. Savage first to go. Hall goes to another ring. Out comes HOLLYWOOD HOGAN. DDP goes next. A STING arrives from the Rafters and Hogan goes to the floor after eliminating DDP. The Sting eliminates the Giant. Duh, it’s Kevin Nash. THE NWO comes out with ERIC BISCHOFF. Hogan Diamond Cutters DDP . . .
WCW SATURDAY NIGHT 11/22/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: HUGH MORTIS fell to WRATH . . . LIZMARK JR. fell to YUJI NAGATA . . . DAVE TAYLOR needed STEVEN REGAL’S help to defeat NORMAN SMILEY. CHRIS ADAMS made the save . . . DISCO INFERNO vs. SCOTTY RIGGS — RAVEN attacks Disco to get Riggs the win. KIDMAN comes into the ring and laughs at the Disco. RAVEN’S CREW attacks Disco but Disco is able to stand up to them and get out of the ring . . . HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN over RICK FULLER . . . DISORDERLY CONDUCT Fell to HARLEM HEAT . . . comments from ERNEST MILLER & GLACIER . . . DEAN MALENKO vs. REY MISTERIO JR: Malenko loses by DQ when EDDY GUERRERO comes into the ring . . . THE GIANT over MENG by DQ when THE BARBARIAN came in the ring. CURT HENNIG & VINCENT attack the Giant. BOBBY EATON, SUPER CALO & THE WCW LOCKER ROOM come out and it’s one big brawl . . .
EXTREME CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING 11/21/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: a look at THE SANDMAN saving TOMMY DREAMER from TAZ & ROB VAN DAM . . . a look at SABU’S legendary return to the ECW . . . a look back at previous NOVEMBER TO REMEMBERS . . . JOEY STYLES says they’re having someone mind blowing to come in and play the national anthem at the PPV this Sunday . . . TRACEY SMOTHERS vs. AXL ROTTEN vs. KHRONUS vs. DVON DUDLEY: LITTLE GUIDO comes in to help Smothers. BALLS MAHONEY comes in to help Rotten. BIG DICK & BUH BUY RAY DUDLEY come in to help DVON. NEW JACK comes to help Khronus. It’s a total brawl. Highlights include New Jack putting Little Guido through two tables from the top of the ring entrance. Axl pins Tracey Smothers after REF. JEFF JONES battles two refs. to stop the count . . . words from THE SANDMAN . . . words from SHANE DOUGLAS . . . CHRIS CANDIDO says he’s going to steal the PPV . . . words from BAM BAM BIGELOW . . . words from TOMMY DREAMER . . .
WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW/WAR ZONE 11/17/97
RAW WHAT YOU MISSED: a look at the end of the KEN SHAMROCK vs. HUNTER HEARST HELMSLY match from last week . . . STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN in the ring he rants about ROCKY MIAVIA and calls out Miavia. MIAVIA comes out and sends THE NATION OF DOMINATION to the ring then goes back to the dressing room. Austin puts out DLO BROWN, while he’s beating on Dlo, Rocky comes out and steals the WWF IC Belt . . . MARC MERO vs. JERRY LAWLER: BRIAN CHRISTOPHER comes out and annoys SABLE. Mero is DQ’d when Sable comes in the ring and attacks Lawler. BTW, Sable got her black eye from being kicked in the face from a horse . . . VINCE MCMAHON explains that it was BRET HART’S decision to leave the WWF and that only “Bret screwed Bret.” Vince says that Hart attacked him and he received a concussion at the hands of Hart and vision problems. He says that he could take Bret if it were an actual confrontation and he “allowed” Bret to strike him . . . SAVIO & MIGUEL vs. ROAD DOG & BA — RD & BA come out in the outfits of Savio & Miguel and to their music. It’s an all out brawl. The other two BORICUAS come in and get their teammates DQ’d . . . a special look at KEN SHAMROCK . . . MAX MINI’S team was involved in a mini match when KANE came out. The minis ran off. THE HEADBANGERS come out to save the minis but can’t get a move off on Kane then are destroyed by him . . .
WAR ZONE WHAT YOU MISSED: RICK RUDE brings DEGENERATION X to the ring. HUNTER HEARST HELMSLEY demands that COMMISSIONER SLAUGHTER come out. HHH wonders about Slaughter’s private parts. HHH says he’s going to have sex with Slaughter’s wife. Slaughter slaps him, Hunter attacks him from behind with Rude’s briefcase. They end up laying a TP “X” over Slaughter . . . ERIC SHELLY vs. SCOTT TAYLOR — WWF LIGHT WEIGHT TITLE TOURNEY: JEFF JARRETT phones in and says he’ll be in the ring next Monday night during the WAR ZONE. Taylor gets the win . . . MARC MERO comes out and demands that JIM ROSS get in the ring. Mero comes out saying that he hates people chanting “Sable” and calls out BUTTERBEAN. Butterbean goes over the railing and gets into the ring. Mero pushes Butterbean. Butterbean pushes Mero back and takes off his jacket. They circle and WWF officials pull them apart . . . part two of “WHY BRET, WHY?” He says that if Bret apologized he’d bring him back. Vince puts the blame on everything on Bret’s shoulders. He says he’s over it now and that Bret wasn’t the best there is, the best there was, the best there will be as he failed in his final match with the WWF. ::cough cough:: . . . VADER vs. GOLDDUST: Goldie comes out with his arm in a sling. WWF Official GERALD BRISCO is with him. Goldie says he can’t wrestle and that the doctors won’t clear him to wrestle. Mr. Brisco says that it’s legit but Goldie hits Vader with something in Goldie’s sling, knocking out Vader, and walks off . . . COMMISSIONER SLAUGHTER comes out. Slaughter orders HHH into the ring with him at the next PPV . . . DUDE LOVE vs. ROCKY MIAVIA: THE NOD attack Love, STEVE AUSTIN makes the save . . .
WCW MONDAY NITRO 11/17/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: a look at THE NWO taking out STING and destroying their angle for STARRCADE . . . KEVIN NASH, SCOTT HALL & THE NWO come out. ERIC BISCHOFF is on the microphone. Then he gives it to the lackluster Scott Hall. Hall calls out LARRY ZYBSZKO. He says Zybszko can’t even beat Eric Bischoff. Zybszko challenges him back from the broadcast booth. Kevin Nash says that he and Hall are the Tag Team champions and that THE STEINERS can come challenge them if they want to be the true champions. Nash says THE GIANT can be the Giant if he wants to be. It means nothing to him. Bischoff back on the microphone. He brings out HOLLYWOOD HOGAN, Hogan brings out RICK RUDE. Rude says that SHAWN MICHAELS being a World Champion is wrong since he never beat BRET HART is wrong. He says that VINCE MCMAHON robbing Bret Hart of his title is wrong. He says that Bret Hart abandoning “the Titanic” and coming to the NWO is what’s right in the world of pro wrestling. Hogan follows him by getting on the microphone and babbling . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . GENE OKERLUND brings out RAY TRAYLOR. CURT HENNIG nailed him from behind with the U.S. Title belt then THE ENTIRE NWO attacks him and they spray paint him again . . . GLACIER vs. MENG: JIMMY HART calls for THE BARBARIAN to come out and Meng gets the pin before Barbarian gets in the ring. ERNEST MILLER makes the save . . . MONGO vs. ALEX WRIGHT: QUEEN DEBBIE distracts Mongo, Mongo throws the ref., Mongo gets DQ’d . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . CHRIS JERICHO jobbed to REY MISTERIO JR. . . . ERIC BISCHOFF comes out and pushes Larry Zybszko. THE NWO holds Zybszko and Bischoff kicks him oh joy . . . VILLANO IV fell to DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE . . . EDDY GUERRERO vs. DEAN MALENKO: both guys couldn’t answer the 10 count so there was no winner . . . a look at NITRO PARTIES . . . SCOTTY RIGGS vs. SATURN — WCW TV TITLE: Riggs does the job . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . THE STEINER BROTHERS come out and THE NWO jump them . . . CURT HENNIG vs. LEX LUGER — WCW U.S. TITLE: THE GIANT saves Luger after Hennig gets DQ’d . . . SCOTT HALL vs. THE GIANT: NWO comes in and well the WCW comes out and clears the ring . . .
WWF SUPERSTARS OF WRESTLING 11/16/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: a look back at BRET HART vs. SHAWN MICHAELS over the years . . . comments from DEGENERATION X from RAW and their run in with KEN SHAMROCK . . . a look at GOLDDUST leaving MARLENA . . . an interview with STEVE AUSTIN from RAW . . . a look at MARC MERO vs. AHMED JOHNSON and Mero’s confrontation with boxer BUTTERBEAN . . . a look at the words between THE UNDERTAKER and PAUL BEARER & KANE from RAW . . . the ending that we didn’t see on RAW from HUNTER HEARST HELMSLY vs. KEN SHAMROCK: COMMISSIONER SLAUGHTER pushes Hunter and SHAWN MICHAELS and counts the three when Shamrock pins Michaels . . . STARTRAKS takes us out . . .
WCW SATURDAY NIGHT 11/15/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: CHRIS ADAMS vs. STEVEN REGAL: DAVE TAYLOR interferes and Regal gets the win with the Regal Stretch . . . KIDMAN vs. JUVENTUD GUERRERA: Kidman gets the win and RAVEN’S FLOCK attacks Guerrera . . . GLACIER over BARRY HORROWITZ . . . GENE OKERLUND with TEDDY LONG & BOBBY WALKER. Long will be managing Walker . . . LENNY LANE fell to NORMON SMILEY . . . HORSESHU vs. JOEY MAGGS: Horseshu gets the win . . . Gene interviews QUEEN DEBBIE & ALEX WRIGHT . . . a look at NITRO . . . CHAD FORTUNE vs. SATURN — WCW WORLD TV TITLE: Saturn gets the quick win . . . BOBBY EATON fell to LA PARKA. Teddy Long & Bobby Walker come out. Long says he believes in Bobby Eaton and the 3 leave together . . . MORTIS over SUPER CALO . . . HECTOR GARZA vs. ALEX WRIGHT: Garza gets the upset win . . . THE FACES OF FEAR over PUBLIC ENEMY; after the match THE GIANT saved Public Enemy . . .
EXTREME CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING 11/14/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: we open with CHRIS CHETTI falling to JUSTIN CREDIBLE. JASON gets on the microphone and orders Credible back to the locker room and goes on a rant about how he’s one of the 5 people in the locker room who can actually wrestle. He challenges anyone to come out and face him in a street fight match . . . JASON vs. THE BLUE MEANIE w/SUPER NOVA: Meanie gets the quick win then the crowd does “YMCA” . . . RICK RUDE introduces BAM BAM BIGELOW: LANCE STORM & CHRIS CANDIDO jump Bigelow and leave him lying in the ring . . . LANCE WRIGHT interrupts JOEY STYLES again with a segment. He says Bam Bam Bigelow is getting 18 stitches in the back . . . comments from TAZ . . . Lance Wright whines about Joey Styles interviewing SHANE DOUGLAS & FRANCINE . . . Styles interviews Shane & Francine. Shane says that Pittsburgh appreciates him and he’ll get his title back in his home town. RICK RUDE comes out and disses Shane. Lance Storm & Chris Candido come out. BAM BAM BIGELOW saves Rude and goes to work on Lance Storm. Bigelow puts out Storm and Candido has to roll him out of the ring . . . SABU & ROB VAN DAM vs. TOMMY DREAMER & TAZ: THE PITBULLS & LANCE WRIGHT come in the building and TAZ goes after them. Dreamer in the ring with Sabu & Van Dam in the tree of woe, he does the baseball slide onto a chair in front of their faces. Gets a 2 count on Sabu. Dreamer picks up both guys by the hair and they block a double DDT. BEULAH tries to save Dreamer but Sabu clotheslines her and BILL ALPHONSO gets her. Dreamer goes to work on Sabu but Van Dam gets him. Sabu brings a table into the ring. Dreamer gets off of the table as Sabu and Van Dam crash through it. Dreamer gets knocked from the top rope by Alphonso. Van Dam & Sabu take off Dreamer’s talking cast, they expose his broken heel and go to work on Dreamer. Dreamer sees them try the Van Daminator and pulls Sabu into it the DDT’s Van Dam on a chair for the pin. After the match Sabu brings a ladder in the ring. Van Dam puts Dreamer into a surfboard and Sabu comes off the top rope with the ladder onto Dreamer. They set the ladder up again. The Set up a new table. They put the table over Dreamer and Sabu is about to throw a fireball on Dreamer’s foot when the lights go out and THE SANDMAN is standing in the ring . . .
WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW/WAR ZONE 11/10/97
RAW WHAT YOU MISSED: RICK RUDE comes out and introduces DEGENERATION X and JIM ROSS announces that BRET HART has left the WWF. SHAWN MICHAELS bad mouths Hart and WCW. KEN SHAMROCK’S music plays and Shamrock appears on the TITONTRON then comes out. Michaels gives him a microphone and then stops him after he rants. COMMISSIONER SLAUGHTER comes out and orders that HUNTER HEARST HELMSLEY will face SHAMROCK tonight and that Michaels has a match for the WWF title lined up with Shamrock . . . MARC MERO vs. AHMED JOHNSON: Mero is DQ’d for hitting Ahmed below the belt . . . SUNNY comes out to ring announce for TAKA MICHINOKO vs. DEVON STORM — LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT match: Taka dropkicks BRIAN CHRISTOPHER off of the ring then hits his move on Storm for the win . . . JIM ROSS introduces the new look GOLDDUST. He’s in Black face paint with the letters “F” and “U” on his cheeks. VADER comes out and gets in the ring. He power bombs Golddust after Golddust refuses to answer his questions . . . back in the locker room BLACKJACK BRADSHAW is screaming and BLACKJACK WINDHAM is on the floor in pain . . . RECON & SNIPER vs. THE HEADBANGERS: The Headbangers win but get crushed by THE TRUTH COMMISSION. THE DOA come out and clean house . . .
WAR ZONE WHAT YOU MISSED: STEVE AUSTIN comes out for an interview. ROCKY MIAVIA comes out to interrupt . . . LOS BORICUAS attack STEVE BLACKMAN in his interview with JIM ROSS . . . BA BILLY GUNN & ROAD DOG vs. THE BLACKJACKS — anything goes: BARRY WINDHAM is injured and can’t come out. Blackjack Bradshaw comes out and attacks both but gets pinned . . . another interview segment with JEFF JARRETT . . . MICHAEL COLE with BUTTERBEAN. MARC MERO comes out and gets in Butterbean’s face for allegedly touching SABLE and for not being tough . . . KOMA and THE UNDERTAKER went to a no contest. During the match KANE and PAUL BEARER came out and they exchanged words with The Undertaker . . . HUNTER HEARST HELMSLEY vs. KEN SHAMROCK: Ref. gets knocked out, Slaughter restrains Chyna, Hunter taps out but Michaels hits Shamrock with a briefcase as we fade out . . .
WCW NITRO 11/10/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: NWO music plays as ERIC BISCHOFF comes out with a Canadian flag along with the entire NWO. All the NWO guys have Canadian flags. Bischoff promises 2 special announcement and big surprises tonight. He brings out KEVIN NASH. Nash is wheeled out by SYXX and is holding a title belt. When he gets to the ring he walks around without incident. He says he’ll hook up with THE GIANT in the battle royale at WW3. Bischoff then says he feels like the luckiest man alive and he announces the newest addition of the NWO is BRET HART. They sing “Oh Canada” and dedicate it to him . . . HARLEM HEAT fell to DAVID TAYLOR & STEVEN REGAL . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . CHRIS JERICHO over THE DISCO INFERNO. After the match SCOTTY RIGGS comes out wearing an eye patch to save Inferno from Raven’s Crew . . . GLACIER vs. THE BARBARIAN, JIMMY HART returns but Barbarian loses. MENG comes in and takes out Glacier with the Tongan death grip . . . RAVEN comes out and apologizes to SCOTTY RIGGS for hurting his eye. Then he brings out the guy who used to be VAN HAMMER as part of his nest . . . ALEX WRIGHT vs. YUGI NAGATA: MRS. MONGO attacks SONNY ONNO for kissing her. Nagata gets the win . . . ERIC BISCHOFF & HOLLYWOOD HOGAN come back out. He says some “moron” left a poster for STING’S movie “the Real Reason” in his locker room. Hogan wants Sting tonight . . . CHRIS BENOIT defeated SATURN in a WCW WORLD TV TITLE MATCH by DQ when Raven’s Crew interfered. FIT FINLEY came out after that and attacked Benoit . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . an interview with RIC FLAIR . . . REY MISTERIO JR. vs. EDDY GUERRERO — WCW CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE: Guerrero wins the title back from Misterio. After the match DEAN MALENKO comes down and has a stare down with Guerrero . . . RANDY SAVAGE vs. RAY TRAYLOR: Savage beats Traylor then MZ. ELIZABETH gets a spray can and Savage clocks the ref. before having Liz spray paint “NWO” on Traylor. It’s announced that the ref. DQ’s Savage and reverses the decision . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE vs. CURT HENNIG — WCW U.S. TITLE: Hennig is DQ’d for attacking DDP with his title belt . . . LEX LUGER vs. RIC FLAIR: CURT HENNIG comes in and the ref. stops the match. Luger slams Flair on to Hennig and Hennig & Flair brawl back to the dressing room . . . HOLLYWOOD HOGAN & ERIC BISCHOFF come back out. STING comes out. He throws down his bat and looks Hogan in the eyes. Randy Savage comes in and the entire NWO attacks sting. Sting takes the beating. They deliver the leg drop on Sting several times. Totally destroying the build up they had for the past several months of Sting no-selling this all . . .
WWF SURVIVOR SERIES 11/9/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: THE BLACKJACKS & THE HEADBANGERS vs. BA BILLY GUNN & ROAD DOG & THE GODWINNS — elimination match: 1) HENRY GODWINN was pinned by JUSTIN BRADSHAW. 2) BLACKJACK WINDHAM pinned by PHINEAS GODWINN. 3) MOSH pinned by BA. 4) Phineas pinned by THRASHER. 5) Justin Bradshaw by ROAD DOG. 6) Thrasher by BA. Survivor: ROAD DOG & BA . . . THE TRUTH COMMISSION vs. DOA — elimination match: 1) 2) 3) RECON was pinned by EIGHT BALL. 4) EIGHT BALL. 5)CHAINS. 6) RECON by Crush. 7) Crush by THE INTERROGATOR. Survivor: THE INTERROGATOR . . . a look at how STEVE BLACKMAN came in the ring and saved VADER from TEAM USA on Monday Night RAW . . . TEAM USA vs. TEAM CANADA — Elimination match: 1)Blackman by countout. 2) JIM NIEDHART by VADER. 3) PHIL LAFON by VADER. 4) MARC MERO by DOUG FURNAS. 5) GOLDDUST walks out on the match. 6) DOUG FURNAS by Vader. 7) VADER by THE BRITISH BULLDOG after Bulldog hit him with the Time keeper’s bell. SURVIVOR: THE BRITISH BULLDOG . . . KANE vs. MANKIND: Kane wins with a tombstone . . . COMMISSIONER SLAUGHTER & VINCE MCMAHON behind the scenes with MICHAEL COLE. McMahon assures us that the matches will happen w/o incident tonight . . . THE NATION OF DOMINATION vs. THE LEGION OF DOOM, KEN SHAMROCK & AHMED JOHNSON — elimination match: 1) HAWK. 2) FAROOQ by AHMED JOHNSON. 3) Ahmed Johnson by Rocky (foot on the ropes). 4)Kama. 5) ANIMAL by count out when ROAD DOG & BA throw powder in his face outside the ring. 6) DLO BROWN. 7) Rocky by submission. SURVIVOR: KEN SHAMROCK . . . STEVE AUSTIN vs. OWEN HART — WWF IC TITLE: Stone Cold Stunner for the victory and new champion. Team Canada all come in and get taken out . . . BRET HART vs. SHAWN MICHAELS — WWF WORLD TITLE: The ref. says that Bret Hart gave up to Michaels’ sharp shooter and we have a new champion . . .
WHAT YOU MISSED: comments from FRANCINE on SHANE DOUGLAS . . . JOEY STYLES in the ring and he welcomes us to the show. He’s interrupted by a segment by LANCE WRIGHT. Lance says he has RICK RUDE with him. Rude comes out and says the only reason he wanted Francine was that she belonged to Shane Douglas and that he has a surprise for Douglas on Nov. 30 . . . SABU vs. TOMMY DREAMER vs. SHANE DOUGLAS: Sabu wins after pinning Dreamer . . . words from Shane Douglas & Francine . . . words from BAM BAM BIGELOW . . . words from CHRIS CANDIDO . . . the FBI come out and annoy Joey . . .
WCW MONDAY NITRO 11/3/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: a look at ASSAULT ON DEVIL’S ISLAND. With praise that it was one of the top 4 cable movies of all time. A look at the contract signing for HULK HOGAN vs. STING at STARRCADE . . . EDDY GUERRERO & DEAN MALENKO vs. LORD STEVEN REGAL & REY MISTERIO JR: Malenko tags himself in when Guerrero goes for a frog splash and makes Misterio tap out before Guerrero can hit his move . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . word is that RODDY PIPER has severe facial injuries and they don’t know when he’ll return . . . FIT FINLEY vs. DAVID TAYLOR: RAVEN & HIS NEST come out of the crowd. Finley wins with a tombstone piledriver . . . ERIC BISCHOFF on the phone. He disses STING & RODDY PIPER. He disses VINCE MCMAHON, he says the counter programming was a miserable failure and that they’re taking the option to do a series for Assault on Devil’s Island. He says the NWO and KEVIN NASH will be back next week . . . PSYCHOSIS vs. YUJI NAGATA: Nagata easy win . . . mumbles from RAVEN . . . PERRY SATURN vs. THE DISCO INFERNO — WCW WORLD TV TITLE: Saturn wins using “The Rings of Saturn” submission hold . . . GENE OKERLUND welcomes RIC FLAIR . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . SCOTT HALL comes out wearing a championship belt. He mumbles then loses to CHRIS JERICHO. LARRY ZYBSZKO saves Jericho and offers Hall a contract to sign to face him . . . a look at LUCHA LIBRE wrestling moves . . . THE GIANT destroys the LUCHA LIBRE BATTLE ROYALE . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . ALEX WRIGHT w/MRS. MONGO vs. RIC FLAIR: Figure Four win for Flair . . . RAY TRAYLOR vs. MONGO (Mickey Dolenz?): BILL GOLDBERG comes out to intimidate Mongo. Mongo gets distracted and loses the match . . . GENE OKERLUND brings out DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . PUBLIC ENEMY vs. THE STEINERS — WCW WORLD TAG TITLES: Steiners win in a brawl . . . a look at last year’s WW3 . . . LEX LUGER vs. CURT HENNIG — WCW U.S. TITLE: RIC FLAIR interferes and gets Luger DQ’d . . .
EXTREME CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING 10/31/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: a look at RICK RUDE’S relationship with FRANCINE, SHANE DOUGLAS & THE TRIPLE THREAT, his bringing in BAM BAM BIGELOW to defeat Douglas for the ECW WORLD TITLE and the impending rematch at NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER . . . JOEY STYLES explains that all Rick Rude wanted was Francine and once he had her he was done with her . . . THE FBI vs. NEW JACK & KRONUS — ECW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES: REF. PEE WEE MORE gets bumped and is replaced by JIM MOLINEAUX. He goes down and THE DUDLEY BOYS hit the ring and put out the tag champs. Ref. JEFF JONES comes out and ignores the interferences and counts it when the Dudleys slam the nearly-dead LITTLE GUIDO on top of Kronus for the pin . . . that turns into BALLS MAHONEY & AXL ROTTEN vs. THE DUDLEY BOYS: turns into a four team brawl. Jeff Jones lets it go on. Ref. JOHN FINNEGAN comes in and he and Jeff Jones end up brawling. Axl pins DVON after an inverted DDT on a chair . . . LANCE STORM & CHRIS CANDIDO defeated DOUG FURNAS & PHIL LAFON . . . ROB VAN DAM vs. TAZ — ECW WORLD TV TITLE: THE PITBULLS & LANCE WRIGHT come out and the Pitbulls attack Taz. Lance Wright’s Lawyer’s come in to the ring as Rob Van Dam is pounding on Taz. They proclaim the ECW Arena is now the WWF Arena and all the belts are WWF belts. They raise the WWF flag and leave as BAM BAM BIGELOW comes to the ring. Bam Bam and Taz get in each other’s face and start to brawl over who has the REAL ECW Title . . .
WCW MONDAY NIGHT RAW/WAR ZONE 10/27/97
RAW WHAT YOU MISSED: THE NATION OF DOMINATION come out. VINCE MCMAHON apologies for someone trashing the NOD’s locker room. FAROOQ goes into a tirade on racism. ROCKY MIAVIA follows it up while the fans chant “Die, Rocky, Die!” THE HART FOUNDATION come out. They say there’s no racism in Canada. DEGENERATION X appears on the TITONTRON and say that the Harts trashed the locker room. Based on those comments the NOD attacks the Harts . . . a look at BRET HART on MAD TV . . . RICK RUDE in the ring with GOLDDUST & MARLENA as he introduces HUNTER HEARST HELMSLEY w/CHYNA & SHAWN MICHAELS: Chyna hits Golddust with Marlena’s purse, getting the win for HHH . . . comments from JIM CORNETTE on the HULK HOGAN/RODDY PIPER match from WCW’S HALLOWEEN HAVOCK . . . a look at the WWF honoring the WWF TULSA, OKLAHOMA legends . . . OWEN HART vs. AHMED JOHNSON — WWF IC TITLE MATCH: THE NATION OF DOMINATION watch this match. Owen retains by DQ when STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN attacks Ahmed in front of the ref. . . . MANKIND says he’s going to kill KANE. COMMISSIONER SLAUGHTER comes out and says he can’t sanction or approve the match. Mankind puts the mandible claw on Slaughter and puts him out . . .
WAR ZONE WHAT YOU MISSED: BRET HART vs. KEN SHAMROCK — WWF WORLD TITLE: Bret Hart taps out, but strangely enough, it’s during the time the ref. is down from a bump. Hart hits Shamrock with a chair, hits the sharpshooter and SHAWN MICHAELS comes in and super kicks him then attacks him. Shamrock goes nuts on Michaels when more officials come out and DQ him for Shawn Michaels being in the ring . . . comments from BRET HART . . . BAD ASS BILLY GUNN & ROAD DOG vs. THE NEW BLACKJACKS: they send get well words to GORILLA MONSOON, who is in the hospital facing a heart transplant. BA BILLY GUNN & ROAD DOG get the win. THE GODWINNS attack The Blackjacks and THE HEADBANGERS make the save while BA & Road Dog destroy and take the hats of the Blackjacks . . . word comes that Commish. Slaughter okayed the Kane vs. Mankind match . . . KANE w/PAUL BEARER do an interview . . . an interview with DEGENERATION X. SHAWN MICHAELS moons Bret Hart from behind a “X” sign . . . MARC MERO vs. FLASH FUNK: decent match until Mero gives Funk a low blow and puts him out with the TKO . . . a candid interview with JEFF JARRETT. He says there was no ladder of opportunity in WCW and he wasn’t one of ERIC BISCHOFF’S boys . . . LOS BORICUAS vs. THE LEGION OF DOOM — WWF WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES: BA BILLY GUNN & ROAD DOGG come out to watch the match and steal the LOD’s Shoulder Pads. Road Dog trips MIGEL PEREZ JR. getting the LOD a win. Both the Boricuas and the LOD chase BA & RD to the dressing room . . . AHMED JOHNSON growls at STEVE AUSTIN . . .
WCW MONDAY NITRO 10/27/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: NWO ERIC & HOLLYWOOD HULK HOGAN come out. They gloat and Hogan says he’ll take on anyone tonight . . . DEAN MALENKO vs. REY MISTERIO JR. — CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE: RAVEN & HIS NEST come down through the crowd again. Misterio wins via roll-up . . another look at LUCHA LIBRE WRESTLING . . . LA PARKA fell to GLACIER . . . GENE OKERLUND with DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE. Well, no, Page walks right by Okerlund. Page says that Hogan isn’t a wrestling god and that he accepts Hogan’s blanket challenge . . . GENE OKERLUND brings out LARRY ZYBSZKO. Larry says that he has a first class ticket to LARRY LAND for SCOTT HALL. Hall & SYXX come out. Hall says Zybszko isn’t worth it and leaves . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . STEVIE RAY fell to LEX LUGER . . . EDDY GUERRERO over CHRIS JERICHO . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . FIT FINLEY fell to CHRIS BENOIT . . . RIC FLAIR with Gene Okerlund . . . SCOTT RIGGS fell to RAVEN when NICK PATRICK stopped the match after Raven leg trips Riggs on a chair and he hurt his eyes . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . HOLLYWOOD HOGAN vs. DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE: a STING comes out to attack DDP to get Hogan DQ’d. THE ENTIRE NWO comes out to attack Page. THE REAL STING comes out of the crowd and saves DDP as the NWO, except for VINCENT, flee . . . BILL GOLDBERG vs. THE DISCO INFERNO — WCW WORLD TV TITLE: ALEX WRIGHT tries to attack Goldberg before the match and gets jack hammered for his troubles. Goldberg goes on to destroy Disco before the match Starts. MONGO comes out and attacks Goldberg and security mobs the ring . . . NWO ERIC & HOLLYWOOD HOGAN come back out. They say to do it for real if STING shows up to sign a contract tomorrow night in Las Vegas . . . Gene Okerlund with TED DIBIASE & THE STEINER BROTHERS . . . PUBLIC ENEMY fell to THE STEINER BROTHERS . . . it’s announced that Sting will sign his contract during Hogan’s movie tomorrow night. I’m still not going to watch it . . . BOOKER T vs. CURT HENNIG — WCW U.S. TITLE: MZ. LIZ comes to the ring. She distracts the ref. as RANDY SAVAGE attacks BOOKER T. RIC FLAIR attacks Hennig and the ref. DQ’s Booker T. . . . RANDY SAVAGE vs. RIC FLAIR: CURT HENNIG comes in to get Savage DQ’d, Savage uses Hennig’s belt to attack Flair. In a pay back for last night, they turn Flair upside down in the corner and Hennig stops the U.S. belt in his face . . .
WCW HALLOWEEN HAVOCK 10/26/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: YUJI NAGATA vs. THE ULTIMO DRAGON: RAVEN & his NEST come to ringside during this match. Dragon, wrestling with bone chips in his arm, hurts that arm and taps out to a Nagata arm lock. After the match SONNY ONNO kicks Dragon’s injured arm while Nagata holds it . . . DISCO INFERNO on real audio. He says a woman’s place is in the home then MZ. JACKIE comes out ant attacks him . . . GEDO vs. CHRIS JERICHO: Jericho wins with the LION TAMER . . . MR. & MRS. MONGO argue in the locker room . . . REY MISTERIO JR. vs. EDDY GUERRERO — MASK vs. CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE: Eddy tries a Razor’s Edge from the middle rope and Rey turns it into a Frankensteiner for the pinfall. Guerrero attacks Misterio from behind after the match and throws him out of the ring . . . GENE OKERLUND says that there’s a CLIQUE in WCW that will be adding a member soon. Call his hotline to find out and for PPV results . . . in the NWO Locker Room NWO’S ERIC BISCHOFF with HOLLYWOOD HOGAN. They say that WCW is unable to provide
a safe working environment for the fans so Hogan will not wrestle tonight unless WCW provides them with a contract — a legal binding contract — that says that STING won’t be allowed in the building in any way shape or form . . . STEVE “MONGO” MCMICHAEL vs. ALEX WRIGHT w/MRS. MONGO: BILL GOLDBERG comes out and attacks Mongo behind the ref.’s back, he puts the Jackhammer on Mongo then puts Wright on top of Mongo for the pinfall. Mrs. Mongo gives Goldberg Mongo’s superbowl ring then Goldberg destroys Wright . . . RANDY SAVAGE & LIZ in the locker room . . . THE DISCO INFERNO vs. MZ. JACKIE: Disco won’t punch, kick or put a wrestling hold on Jackie. Jackie rolls up Disco in a very one sided and pathetic match . . . message from the back is that member of the WCW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE will come out and make an announcement . . . CURT HENNIG vs. RIC FLAIR: Flair puts Hennig upside down in the corner of the ring and the U.S. Title over Hennig’s face then kicks it to get DQ’d. Flair then nails the ref. and a horde of refs. hold back Flair while VINCENT & KONNAN come out to get Hennig out of there . . . JJ DILLION returns as the chairman of the WCW Executive Committee. Dillion says he’s not a quitter and that the NWO’S ploy tonight is not going to work. The match is going to go on as advertised. Bischoff comes out from behind. Bischoff says that Dillion can’t make the match happen. Dillion shows Bischoff a notarized document that Sting won’t appear tonight. Dillion walks off, Bischoff says that if Sting shows up the NWO is going to take over NITRO . . . LARRY ZYBSZKO comes out to be the special ref. for LEX LUGER vs. SCOTT HALL w/SYXX: highlight comes when there’s a shoving match between hall and Zybszko and Zybszko backdrops Hall over the top rope. Eric Bischoff comes to ringside and Zybszko kicks him off the ring apron. While Zybszko is busy with Bischoff SYXX attacks Luger with a kick. Hall puts a Hall’s edge on Luger and makes the pin. Zybszko wants to see the replay, he sees Syxx attack Luger. He says that the match will continue and starts a 10 count on Hall. Hall gets in the face of Luger, Zybszko shoves him into a Luger torture wrack. Hall apparently submits as Zybszko rings the bell. Syxx attacks Zybszko, Zybszko reverses it and is held by Hall for a kick from Bischoff then is pinned by Bischoff . . . RANDY SAVAGE vs. DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE — LAS VEGAS SUDDEN DEATH MATCH: Liz attacks the ref. then chokes Page with an extension cord. KIMBERLY comes out and attacks Liz. She drags Liz back to the locker room. NICK PATRICK comes out to replace the first ref. Patrick gets bumped as DDP gets on the Diamond Cutter. A man in a STING mask comes out and attacks DDP with a baseball bat at ringside. Page doesn’t make the 10 count so Savage wins. Savage attacks Patrick outside the ring then attacks DDP again. TONY SCHIAVANE says that the guy in the Sting mask was wearing HOLLYWOOD HOGAN’S boots. Savage attacks DDP as they’re trying to take DDP out on a stretcher . . . RODDY PIPER vs. HOLLYWOOD HOGAN — CAGE MATCH: These two actually go outside the cage for no apparent reason. Hogan actually LEAVES to go back to the dressing room. Piper sees someone dressed as STING, who stops Hogan from going to the dressing room. This Sting comes to ringside. Another guy dressed as Sting joins the first one. One of the Stings comes over and stops Hogan from climbing out of the cage. Piper pulls Hogan back in. A third Sting comes to ringside. A Fourth comes out of the Isle. Another out of the crowd. We lose track of Stings. Randy Savage comes in and jumps for Piper but misses and hits Hogan. Piper gets the sleeper on Hogan, the arm goes down a 3rd time and Piper wins the match then fights off Savage. Eric Bischoff shoves past a Sting to get in the ring. Hogan attacks Piper & The Bogus Sting. The Bogus Sting goes under the ring as Savage & Hogan handcuff Piper to the cage. A fan dressed as Sting comes over the top and is caught by the fake Sting. Hogan and Savage attack the fan. Security comes out to take the fan out . . .
WCW SATURDAY NIGHT 10/25/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: BARRY HORROWITZ fell to THE DISCO INFERNO. After the match MZ. JACKIE scared off Disco . . . DEAN MALENKO over MIKE ROPADO as RAVEN’S NEST looked on . . . a look at RAVEN . . . RAY TRAYLOR pinned SCOTT NORTON then was attacked by the entire NWO . . . BILL GOLDBERG over a jobber . . . THE DISCO INFERNO was confused about how people will feel about him after he beats Mz. Jackie tomorrow night. Or at least that’s what he told GENE OKERLUND . . . a look at REY MISTERIO JR. . . . THE ULTIMO DRAGON defeated SILVER KING by DQ when YUGI NAGATA & SONNY ONNO interfered . . . EL DANDY, LA PARKA & PSYCHOSIS vs. JUVENTUD GUERRERA, LIZMARK JR. & SUPER CALO: Calo’s team gets the win . . . JIM POWERS vs. CURT HENNIG — WCW U.S. TITLE: Hennig gets the win then RIC FLAIR comes out and chases Hennig . . . KONNAN fell to THE GIANT . . .
EXTREME CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING 10/24/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: JOEY STYLES in the ring and he welcomes us to QUEENS, NY by bringing out SHANE DOUGLAS w/FRANCINE. Francine sports two new items she got funding for from the endowment of the arts, err, chest. Yes, this is big news. RICK RUDE comes out and introduces The Franchise’s opponent for the night. It’s BAM BAM BIGELOW. CHRIS CANDIDO & SUNNY are pushed aside as Bigelow destroys a stunned Shane for the ECW WORLD TITLE . . . MIKEY WHIPWRECK vs. SABU: ROB VAN DAM interferes and gets Sabu the win . . . JUSTIN CREDIBLE vs. THE GREAT SASUKE: in the upset of the year, Credible pins Sasuke . . .
WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW/WAR ZONE 10/20/97
RAW WHAT YOU MISSED: KEN SHAMROCK & AHMED JOHNSON vs. KOMA & ROCKY MIAVIA: DEGENERATION X are up on the entrance way with signs, with THE NATION OF DOMINATION and THE LEGION OF DOOM are outside the ring. FAROOQ uses a briefcase given to him by RICK RUDE in order to ko Shamrock behind the ref.’s back to get the win. Ahmed Johnson goes after the NOD, The LOD follow but THE GODWINNS attack them with trash cans then we go to commercial . . . THE NOD heads to ringside after their locker room was trashed with racial remarks painted on the walls along with “Canada Rules” and a Canadian flag was left on the floor. Farooq gets in the face of VINCE MCMAHON and says that the WWF is a raciest company and this proves it. Farooq wants BRET HART right now. THE HART FOUNDATION get dressed on the way out. It turns into FAROOQ vs. BRET HART: Degeneration X come down to ringside. They say the Hart Foundation are racists and that the Hart Foundation trashed the dressing room. Bret Hart attacks Michaels and it turns into an all out brawl between the Harts and the NOD. Later on another brawl breaks out and STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN attacks Farooq with the Stone cold Stunner then runs back into the crowd. Hart gets the pinfall win . . . JEFF JARRETT comes out and disses the WCW. He says that he refused to accept ERIC BISCHOFF’S offer to resign with the WWF — Bischoff used the Internet to announce his firing. He says he wasn’t one of Bischoff’s boys and that his potential was limited in the WCW. He says he left the WWF for the same reasons and disses VINCE MCMAHON for his DOUBLE J gimmick. He tells Vince that his vision sucks and that he can stick “With my Baby Tonight” up his butt. He says if Vince tries to stop him he’ll walk, but he says Vince knows better than that since he can’t afford it. He disses SHAWN MICHAELS, BRET HART & STEVE AUSTIN before storming off . . . MARC MERO vs. BRIAN CHRISTOPHER: JERRY LAWLER puts a Steve Austin hat on Sable, Mero comes out to ringside and throws the hat to the crowd. Mero gets the win with the TKO . . .
WAR ZONE WHAT YOU MISSED: SHAWN MICHAELS vs. OWEN HART — TITLE
vs. TITLE: Owen Hart says that if Shawn Michaels leaves his men out of it he’ll leave the Hart Foundation out of it. RICK RUDE gets on the microphone but stops because of “microphone problems.” He gets back on it and insults the crowd to introduce SHAWN MICHAELS. Michaels tells DEGENERATION X to stay on the entrance way. Decent match until STEVE AUSTIN comes in and attacks the ref. then runs off. BRET HART runs in and Degeneration X pulls Michaels out of there . . . comments from THE UNDERTAKER — he says he’ll never face KANE in the ring . . . DUDE LOVE vs. THE BRITISH BULLDOG: The Bulldog no-shows, KANE appears instead. Kane destroys Love and ends it by slamming him on the steel entrance ramp . . . ROAD DOG & BAD ASS defeated THE HEADBANGERS after Bad Ass clocked THRASHER with a boom box . . . a look at BRET HART appearing on MAD TV . . . SUNNY comes out to be the guest ring announcer for TAKA MICHINOKO over TIJARI . . . JIM CORNETTE reads some of the comments from the TV GUIDE WEB SITE from wrestling fans directed at PHIL MUSHNICK. If you’d like to write Mr. Mushnick the address is: “Mad as Hell” c/o TV GUIDE, attn: Phil Mushnick, P.O. Box 500, Radnor, PA 19088 . . . THE GODWINNS vs. THE DOA: DOA attack The Godwinns 4 on 2. THE TRUTH COMMISSION comes out and attacks the DOA. COMMISSIONER SLAUGHTER comes out and tries to clear the ring. The Godwinns & The Truth Commission clean house but it’s a total brawl . . . cut to MANKIND in a boiler room, he says that he’s the master of madness, mayhem and violence and that he will take on KANE . . .
WCW MONDAY NITRO 10/20/97
WHAT YOU MISSED: Before the show we have members of the NWO
injured by a baseball bat. Dazed folks include SCOTT NORTON, KONNAN, CURT HENNIG & VINCENT. “DDP” is spray painted on the ground along with a black baseball bat and an “ICON” t-shirt . . . ERIC BISCHOFF storms out to the entrance way along with HOLLYWOOD HOGAN. They go to the ring and RANDY SAVAGE joins them. Hogan demands that DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE, STING & RODDY PIPER show themselves. No one comes out . . . we take a look at the ending of NITRO last week . . . CHRIS BENOIT vs. EDDY GUERRERO — WCW CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE: they announce that THE STEINERS are the WCW WORLD TAG CHAMPS but that DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE did not win the WCW U.S. TITLE last week due to a revers decision. Guerrero wins via frog splash . . . a look back at the end of the CURT HENNIG/DDP match from last week where DDP was announced as the new champ but the ref. had DQ’d DDP due to RIC FLAIR’S interference so the belt reverts to Flair . . . BILL GOLDBERG vs. WRATH: a win in under 30 seconds for Goldberg . . . MONGO comes out and has a stare down with Goldberg. Mongo wants Goldberg to move and Goldberg won’t. Mongo walks around him and goes to the ring . . . MONGO vs. MORTIS: tombstone win for Mongo . . . Mongo with GENE OKERLUND afterwards, he says that he doesn’t know who his opponent is at HALLOWEEN HAVOC but he’s going to win. MRS. MONGO comes out. She says his opponent isn’t going to be JEFF JARRETT and she’s not talking . . . a look at RAVEN. He’s in a playground a la his early ECW segments. He babbles . . . a very special look at REY MISTERIO JR. . . . JUVENTUD GUERRERA vs. YUJI NAGATA: RAVEN & his NEST appear in the crowd. SONNY ONNO interferes to make Guerrera crotch himself on the top turnbuckles when he’s going for a dive. Nagata gets the win. THE ULTIMO DRAGON comes out ad attacks Onno. Nagata gets the dragon from behind and holds him for a beating by Onno. Nagata puts on the Nagatalock and we go to replay . . . VILLANO IV & V & DAMION vs. THE GIANT: The Giant gets on the mic. and says that KEVIN NASH is a wimp for hiding with a “knee injury.” He says there’s only one Giant in professional wrestling. He says that Nash should get ready because he’s coming for him. Giant squashes the Luchadores . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . REY MISTERIO JR. vs. THE DISCO INFERNO — WCW WORLD TV TITLE: EDDY GUERRERO interferes and tries to take off Misterio’s mask. Meanwhile MZ. JACKIE comes in and gets in the face of Disco. She attacks him behind and he runs off. She attacks him again as he tries to get back to the dressing room . . . NWO ERIC, HOLLYWOOD HOGAN & RANDY SAVAGE come out again. They say no one leaves the building until they get Piper, Sting & DDP . . . DEAN MALENKO vs. CURT HENNIG — WCW U.S. TITLE: Hennig doesn’t seem to be hurt from earlier. Maybe he forgot? Hennig wins with a Perfectplex . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . RAY TRAYLOR vs. SCOTT NORTON: VINCENT sprays Traylor in the eyes with spray paint to get Norton the win. Most of the NWO comes out and attacks him . . . LEX LUGER vs. BOOKER T: Booker T misses his move from the top rope and loses to the Torture Wrack . . . LEX LUGER has some aggressive words for his Halloween Havoc match. LARRY ZYBSZKO comes out and says he’s going to call a fair match and he won’t be partial . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . SCOTT HALL vs. SCOTT STEINER: Hall says that KEVIN NASH has surgery from an injury that would cripple a normal man but would be back. Hall attacks the ref. and puts out Steiner and then a black man in a ref.’s outfit and a hood on makes the pin . . . NWO ERIC, HOLLYWOOD HOGAN & RANDY SAVAGE come back out. They say RODDY PIPER, STING & DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE are cowards. 2 STINGS come in the ring and attack Hogan & Savage. A 3rd comes out from the alleyway. The 2 stings are revealed to be Roddy Piper & DDP as they attack Luger. The 3rd Sting gets pounded by the NWO then a cage comes down and surrounds the ring while the REAL sting comes down from the rafters. Everyone trapped in the ring and Sting attacks everyone. The NWO are trapped inside while Hogan and Savage run for their lives . . .
WWF SUPERSTARS OF WRESTLING 10/19
WHAT YOU MISSED: KEVIN KELLY hosts with a quick recap of DEGENERATION X and their recent actions . . . a look at ROCKABILLIE turning on THE HONKY TONK man after losing a match to FLASH FUNK and ROAD DOG offering him a job. Then ROAD DOG & BAD ASS BILLY GUNN vs. THE NEW BLACKJACKS: ROAD DOG & BAD ASS get the win when Road Dog trips Windham . . . a look at STEVE AUSTIN signing a contract for a match with OWEN HART and the NATION OF DOMINATION’S response . . . a look at DUDE LOVE . . . DUDE LOVE over THE SULTAN . . . a look at THE LEGION OF DOOM defeating THE GODWINNS for the WWF WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES . . . a quick look at some of the notable quotes of the week . . .
ECW ARENA 10/17/97 by BRETT “Visit me today or call me at home” SCHWAN
WHAT YOU MISSED: 10 bell salute to Brian Pillman . . . Bam Bam Bigelow defended his title against Mikey Whipwreck . . . Paul Diamond beat Spike Dudley . . . The FBI defeated New Jack and Kronos to become the NEW ECW TAG CHAMPS . . . Great Sasuke over Al Snow . . . Taz and Rob Van Dam wrestled to a no contest when Pitbulls, Sabu, Dreamer, and Bigelow did run ins . . . Chris Candido and Lance Storm defeated Furnas and LaFon . . . Sabu defeated Shane Douglas and Tommy Dreamer in a Three Way Dance . . .
ECW IN DOWNINGTON, PA 10/17/97 by BRETT “That’s SCHWAN WRESTLING DOT COMMA” SCHWAN
WHAT YOU MISSED: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Al Snow . . . Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten defeated the FBI . . . Justin Credible pinned Paul Diamond . . . Doug Furnas and Phil LaFon beat Spike Dudley and Mikey Whipwreck . . . Taz defeated Danny Morrison by Tazmission . . . Great Sasuke pinned Lance Storm . . . Blue Meanie beat Jason . . . Shane Douglas and Chris Candido beat Sabu and Rob Van Dam . . . New Jack and Kronos defended the ECW Tag Titles against the Dudleys . . .
EXTREME CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING 10/17
WHAT YOU MISSED: Things opened with a video tribute to BRIAN PILLMAN, featuring some of his best moments in the ECW . . . JOEY STYLES hypes “ECW: AS GOOD AS IT GETS” on home video and takes us to footage of TAZ vs. PITBULL #2. Taz chokes out Pit then even a security guard in his wake . . . comments from TAZ. He says he isn’t a company man and the ECW WORLD TV TITLE is his only friend. He says that if PITBULL #1 thinks he’s a paper champion he can get in the ring and see if he survives what this paper champion will do to him . . . SHANE DOUGLAS vs. TOMMY DREAMER — ECW WORLD TITLE: BEULAH gets belly to bellied in this match while FRANCINE receive a piledriver. Dreamer controls most of it but gets caught in a belly to belly for the win . . . comments from SHANE DOUGLAS & FRANCINE. Douglas says he’s the only one who gets a shot at Francine or controls who can. Right afterwards Joey Styles says that Douglas pimped Francine out to RICK RUDE in exchange for challengers. He reviews some of the challengers and wonders who Rude will bring in next . . . a look at TOMMY DREAMER & BEULAH defeating BILL ALPHONSO & ROB VAN DAM in a mixed tag team match . . . a look at SABU throwing fire at THE SANDMAN and MIKEY WHIPWRECK helping the Sandman back to the dressing room. Then we see a video by WHEEZER with clips of some classic Sandman vs. Mikey footage. Mikey comes out for an interview and looks confused, he says that he’s had offers like SABU & ROB VAN DAM but that he wants to stay in ECW and that he’s not afraid of them. He says he’ll give them a fight . . . footage of The Sandman vs. Tommy Dreamer in an “I Quit” match and the Sandman getting a cigarette to the eye from Oct. 1, 1994. Footage of The Sandman revealing to fake it followed by comments from Tommy Dreamer and his promises that he kept to ECW fans and he promises to show how genocidal, homicidal he can be on Sabu’s ass . . . THE FBI made pizza . . . a look at BALLS MAHONEY & AXL ROTTON winning over THE FBI but LITTLE GUIDO’S foot was on the ropes. REF. JEFF JONES restarts the match and Little Guido gets the pin for his team. Balls & Axl go after Jones and REF. JOHN FINNEGAN & JIM MOLINOUX come in and Jones says people make mistakes and he made a mistake. It ends up with Jones hitting Finnegan and Finnegan decking Jones then Jones receiving a chair shot from Balls Mahoney . . . Joey back and he says that THE FBI are the #1 contenders to challenge NEW JACK & KRONUS for the ECW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES then we look at how New Jack & Kronus got the belts . . . Joey hypes the NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER PPV and we go into LL COOL J’S “PHENOMENON” video with clips of the ECW . . .
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