/6 December 1999
Hey, is it too late to wish you a joyous Chanukah? And did I manage to
AWARDS: No! It's OVER! Stop mailing me! You CAN'T have a ballot! I HATE Rick! Hopefully the results will be out on rec.sport.pro-wrestling.info on the 15th, but we'll see about that...
QUICK QUOTES: TWX 62 83/128 (+ 35/128), SPLN 49 3/4 (+ 1 11/16) (hundred and twenty-eights? That's less than pennies!)
WCW logo! It's POINTY!
Opening Credits! Almost completely Jazz free!
PYRO! WE ARE LIVE AND RATED TV-14-DLS! It's 6.12.99 and we're in the Milwaukee Arena in Milwaukee, WI on TNT! Let's immediately go to the ring, where
GENE O. works tonight! And he welcomes out JEDOUBLEF JADOUBLEREDOUBLET - please STOP emailing me telling me that Jarrett's theme is a ripoff of Kid Rock's "Cowboy," 'cause I DON'T CARE. This week I'm listening to the Best of Yazoo on MiniDisc - and if that doesn't impress you, I guess you're reading this for wrestling results or something. Jarrett wields the trusty gee-tar - let's keep track tonight of how many they break. Okerlund gets out "Jeff Jarrett" before Jarrett unhands him and gives us our first "Slapnuts" of the night. "Chosen one," check. "Powers to be," gotcha. Apparently, our impression is that Dustin Rhodes is the sole reason that Jarrett has been denied his destiny - to carry the WCW Championship. An "asshole" chant starts - and our helpful WCW censor attempts to mute it - then gives up. Jarrett challenges Rhodes to a Bunkhouse Brawl come Starrcade - wow, THAT'S a main event anywhere in the country! Jarrett lays out the open challenge tonight - whether it be Hart (you WISH, Jeff) or Goldberg (ditto) "or even that Slappy Mike Tenay - by the way, where is Tenay tonight? No you damn right! He will NEVER show his face in front of the Chosen One again. As a matter of fact, I bet YOU'D like to hear some of my string music tonight, wouldn't you Gene? You wanna hear my latest hit? Is that what you want?" Hey, it's MIKE TENAY come to get old school on us. TENAY BRINGS HIS OWN MIC! "Hey Jarrett! Enough's enough! And since nobody else around here's gonna do anything about it, maybe I DO need to take matters into my own hands!" Jarrett says he doesn't need any lawsuits - he's willing to chalk up last week as a misunderstanding - but he'd best not stick his nose in his business. Tenay makes his "angry" face - which looks a lot like his "quiet awe" face he usually reserves for the Living Legend. Hey! Jarrett with the clubbin' forearm! FIGURE FOUR! Tenay sells it OLD SCHOOL STYLE! Gene O. - watches. Save is made by ... COLD BEER. Does that make Mike Tenay Jim Ross? Let's dissolve to
Your hosts are TONY SCHIAVONE and BOBBY HEENAN - I can't help but notice the dainty teacup for Tony - hope it's used as a weapon later tonight, 'cause otherwise Tony just went sissy on us. Tonight, Bret Hart defends the WCW title against the Total Package! Chris Benoit takes on Kevin Nash! Scott Hall versus Sting! Diamond Dallas Page returns against Sid Vicious! Rowdy Roddy Piper refs an "I Quit" match between Creative Control and...Roddy Piper? Hold onto your britches, it's time for COMEDY!
Tony Marinara and his Two Wacky Friends establish tonight's hijinks - they're gonna find Lash LeRoux and Disco Inferno, and by God, they MEAN it this time...
In Charlie's office, Curt Hennig puts in the good word for Curly Bill (in suit). Hennig promises "he's got a HELL of a gimmick." "One word: Shane." "Shane. You know what, I don't know what's worse - that or Vincent but you know what? At least you're thinking - consider yourself hired - minimum wage of course." To make this segment even MORE exciting, Rhonda Singh walks into the picture demanding an opportunity...
Here's a Special Video Look at Sting which also happens to advertise WCW Mayhem: the Musical CD thing. It would be wrong of me to gauge popularity of sports entertainment companies based on chart position and compact disc sales, so I won't. See? I CAN be fair!
Closed captioning where available sponsored by Toy Biz Tuff Talkin wrestlers! I got THE COOLEST THING EVER last Saturday at the Big K in Oakdale for $4.99 - a Giant keychain that says "THECHOKESLAAAAAM!" every time you press the button on it! I *NEVER* get tired of it! Why doesn't the WWF make keychains that say "THECHOKESLAAAAAAM?" THE WWF SUCKS!!
Last Monday, Fit Finlay cut Brian Knobs' hair
This leads us into a Very Special Vignette of Brian Knobs wandering through the wilderness - where Fit Finlay stands wearing a jaunty beret and fatigues. Finlay promises to make Finlay do things that would make a billy goat puke - apparently, Knobs is joining the IRA?
Did Tony just say "Payback's a bitch?" So Knobs is scared of Finlay because he cut his hair last week? ...one thing about me, that I've said a million times, is that all storylines start with logic.
SCREAMIN' MARK CHMURA v. ? -
Smiley (clad in the Packers' 89
jersey, pads and cheesehead) says it's a good thing Finlay isn't here
tonight, 'cause he'd kick his booty. Instead, he lays out the open
challenge for the Hardcore title - and out comes...RHONDA SING. Guess
she's also a "no-H" now, eh Jon? Rhonda sure has a lovely smile, doesn't
she? Norman screams, Sing uses the cookie sheet, the kendo stick, the
Surge cooler. Smiley uses the garbage can. Schiavone says something
about "anything for ratings" and I keep waiting for "for EVERY OTHER
CHANNEL ON THE DIAL." Good God amighty! As God is my witness, he was
ready to do her in da butt and smack her up! Sing applies a fire
extinguisher to end that. Smiley reverses a whip into a table in the
corner. Smiley waits about half an hour - then covers. 1, 2, 3.
Backstage, the Maestro plays his piano while Symphony (zat the same girl?) looks on. Then he decides to do a little piano tuning. At this moment, David Flair appears, gently slamming the piano door on the Maestro (which he sells like an anvil fell on him) and walks off with Symphony.
Meanwhile, in Charlie's office, and as Curt, Shane, Gerald and Patrick look on, the unseen voice says to La Parka and Psychosis that Liger has a return match clause in his contract - but Juventud Guerrera has a broken arm, so he can't defend the title. So...he'd like for those two to fight each other here in the office - the man leaving the office defends the title. Psychosis gets the surprise on La Parka (who may not even understand English, who can say?) so it'll be him...
Bret Hart arrives - he's WALKING! - and enjoying a refreshing bottle of SURGE! He'll wrestle at the TOP OF THE HOUR! WHEN RAW STARTS!
This portion of WCW Monday Nitro is brought to you by Castrol! OIL UP!
Total Package knocks knocks knocks on Elizabeth's door - he wants to talk things out on the night of his big title shot
Meanwhile, Tony Marinara hears a knock on his door - "pizza" - he didn't order pizza, but he answers it anyway! GOSH! It's Disco Inferno and Lash LeRoux! Feel the wackiness!
JUSHIN' "THUNDER" LIGER v. PSYCHOSIS for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship - Gotta love Psych - this is the SECOND time this year he's defended a title he hasn't won. This week we actually SEE the title belt, always a good thing (not to mention actual ENTRANCES by both men!). Let Us Take You Back to Last Week's Tequila Bottle that won Guerrera that most prestigious title - and YOU thought it was sports-entertainment proof! Welcome to 1999. Feeling out, lockup, to the ropes, Psychosis with a rather blatant choke, break. Lockup, to a side headlock by Liger, to the ropes, off the ropes, shoulderblock from Liger, off the ropes, leapfrog, cartwheel, off the ropes, up, flying headscissors from Liger. There's a full flip from Psychosis - charge - up and over the ropes to the floor! Let's take a look at BUZZKILL handing flowers amongst the crowd because God forbid you get interested in an actual MATCH. Liger runs - handstand spring off the ropes to cut the momentum short - now off the ropes again with a baseball slide dropkick. To the top turnbuckle - plancha to the floor! Both men down. Liger back in the ring - Psychosis headbutts the gut trying to get back in, hot shot, now he's on the top turnbuckle. Missile dropkick! 2 count. Psychosis has a few words with referee "Blind" Charles Robinson and gets a shove for his troubles. Liger put through the ropes,
Psychosis follows. Hard whip into the
barricade. Back in the ring, Bret Hart at the top of the hour, Psychosis
back in - Liger with a wild swing, Psychosis puts him in the corner and
kicks away with martial arts kicks. Sat up on the top turnbuckle - top
rope Frankensteiner - but only 2! Psychosis goes to the headlock - Liger
elbows out. Clothesline ducked - Liger hits a rolling kick to the head
and Psychosis goes down. Off the ropes, tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Going
for the surfboard - rock, rock, yup, but Psychosis slips out (a little too
quickly) and into a cover - 1, 2, no. Psychosis again argues the count,
there's a whip, reverse, Liger kicks Psychosis into his trademark suicidal
neck-bending bounce off of the top rope - La Magistral cradle - 1, 2, 3!
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new World Jr. Heavyweight Champion - one
who should never have lost the belt. (5:00) LA PARKA puts the cherry
on this segment by coming out and giving a chairshot to Psychosis. Let's
play his music!
In the back, Sky, Fyre and Tygress play poker and talk trash about Spice and Storm - suddenly, Vito and Johnny appear and challenge them to a game of strip poker. I don't dare say ANYTHING about this segment
Meanwhile, Total Package compares Elizabeth to cream cheese. I don't think she's buying it.
In the local ad, I learn that Digital Stuff is selling WrestleMania 2000. Joe bought NBA Showtime instead - it's pretty cool once you overlook the fact that you stopped playing NBA Jam about four years ago and this is the same game...
"Everybody is talking about WCW Mayhem: the Music!" That could mean many things, actually...
Maestro plays Stanley in "A Streetcar Named Desire." Or, if that's too intellectual for you, Captain Kirk in "Wrath of Khan."
Gene O. talks to Mona's chest - tonight, she's gonna take out Madusa and Evan Karagias and prove that woman can compete - AND win - in a man's world. She sure is cute, though.
EVAN KARAGIAS v. MADUSA v. MOANER with a Cruiserweight title shot on the line - they grease up Mona pretty good, don't they? Mona and Madusa gently both push away Evan, so he takes the third seat at the commentary table while we finally get that Madusa/Mona matchup we've been waiting - what, four months? - for. Madusa with a legsweep. Mona with a waistlock - Madusa pushes her off. Clothesline ducked, hiplock takeover from Mona. Madusa kicks, kicks, kicks. Mona's legs are really shiny. Madusa with - some move. I guess. Jumping back kick. Off the ropes, kick ducked, crossbody by Mona - she's going to the top turnbuckle - missile dropkick! Rather than cover, Mona grabs the hair and takes her head to the mat repeatedly while Evan drops the headset and gets in the ring. Evan with a waistlock on Mona and he pulls her off - Madusa calmly rolls him up for the pin. (1:28) Why'd I bother to PBP that? Hey, for no reason it's JEDOUBLEF JADOUBLEREDOUBLET - Karagias tossed out, Madusa with a kick, Jarrett breaking a gee-tar (1) on her. Jarrett lays out a challenge for Goldberg. Hey, this is WCW, they don't beat up women in WCW! Tony: "Jeff Jarrett has challenged Goldberg - Jeff Jarrett has challenged Goldberg!"
Disco Inferno and Lash LeRoux have Marinara tied to a chair. They have a surprised planned for him later tonight - I can HARDLY wait! WHAT could the surprise POSSIBLY be? Yow! EXCITEMENT!
Meanwihle, Liz and Package have apparently come to an agreement. Luger offers a toast with champagne and glasses - Elizabeth offers to pour - then pours the bottle over Package's head. Oh ho ho! That Liz is a FEISTY one!
In the local spot, I learn that Armageddon is Sunday, AND I can get a special license plate if I send them my cable bill!
The WCW Superstar Series presents Sid Vicious! And Sting! And the Nitro Girls!
They make great Christmas gifts! I guess...
Maestro is - WALKING! And David Flair is - STALKING!
Gene O. is with Vampiro and Jerry Only - Vampiro still wearing Oklahoma's hat. Tonight, says Vampiro, "the nightmare begins." That works on SO many levels.
DR. DEATH & OKLAHOMA v. VAMPIRO & JERRY ONLY - Oklahoma wears a mic so we can hear him provide commentary while he...ugggh...while he...he...."wrestles." That's it, I'm outta here. Golly, Ferrara's a portly gent, ain't he? HOLY SHIT! Williams busting out the SPINNING TOE HOLD!! Williams tags Oklahoma - who also tries the spinning toehold - but goes the wrong way. Now he's got it - Vampiro actually selling this. Oklahoma hits him in the jimmy! Oklahoma unfortuantely backs into Only, who does - something. Vampiro ducks a clothesline (well, at least he has SOME dignity, eh?) then runs into a big boot, which fortunately knocks out his mic. Tag to Williams, tag to Only. Well, my interest just ran out again. The sad thing is Vampiro and Williams seem to actually be doing some nice stuff in there. Following the infamous backdrop driver, Williams pulls up at 1 so he can tag Oklahoma - on the second rope - going up top - no, wait, back to the first rope. Elbowdrop. 1, 2, 3. Oklahoma has just pinned Vampiro. Oklahoma has just pinned Vampiro. Oklahoma has just pinned Vampiro. (4:35) Oklahoma has just pinned Vampiro. Oklahoma has hit hat back. 'cause he's just pinned Vampiro.
Backstage, the Nitro Grrrls use wily tactics (and the fact that as women, they are underestimated) to win all of Vito and Johnny's clothes while not removing a stitch of their own. Hmmm, let's see - who do *I* want to see naked in this picture. Oh, but it's FUNNY! So it's OK!
Disco Inferno makes a marinade for Marinara. Don't EVEN tell me they're going to tar and feather him...
The Total Package - is - WALKING!
Bret Hart - is also - WALKING!
Gene O. stands with the Outsiders and the TV-14-DLS ratings box. Scott promises to trash Sting like they did the TV title (fuck you), while Kevin says Benoit has no chance making it to the ladder match after HE'S through with him. One year ago, by the way, I made the Kevin Nash/Poochie connection for the first time - and the rest - was history. How long did he hold the book, anyway?
BRET CLARKE v. THE NARCISSIST for the World Heavyweight Championship - Champion enters first because tradition rules. The Package walks to the ring alone, and still feeling the effects of the bubbly bath. Luger's entrance is drawn out just enough to make sure we break
the top of
the hour. Package has some trouble unsnapping his breakaway pants so Hart
decides to strike first. Repeated rights. Choke. Dragging him into the
centre of the ring, headbutt to the lower abdomen between the legs.
Through the ropes to the outside and Hart follows. Up the aisle we go -
Package hits the barricade head first. Package's head hits the camera
stand. Head to the barricade. Hart breaks the count at 7 and comes back
outside. To the gut, uppercut, whip into the barricade is reversed so
finally Package gets in a move. Is that a "Schiavone sucks" chant? Hart
blocks a head to the post and puts Luger's head there. To the mats - now
rolled back in. Everybody back in. Right hand. Side headlock - running
the face along the top cable. Luger swings and misses - Hart swings and
hits. Another right. Leg draped across the bottom rope and Hart
buttdrops it. Legsweep to take him down again. Working the knee -
elbowdrop, again, now with the submission hold. Kneedrop on the knee.
Hart grabs him by the hair - setting him up for the backbreaker across the
knee but Package rakes the eyes and escapes. Stomp, stomp, stomp.
out - (THIS IS)
STING is right behind her. "Are you gonna
garbage or are you gonna represent me, Liz? It's now or never, all
right?" Elizabeth follows Sting. Wait, Sting WANTS her to manage him
now? Hart catches a distracted Luger with a side Russian legsweep.
Sharpshooter here - tapout there. (3:58)
For some reason, the EXACT same vignette with Curt Hennig, Curly Bill, and Rhonda Sing as in the first hour is played here. Way to be on the ball, guys!
Midnight is WALKING! And looking for Harlem Heat! And wearing YELLOW!
Promotional consideration paid for by Talking Nitro Arena (lower Sting from the rafters!), Ontario's own Mag-Lite, Stetson smellin' stuff, and Slim Jim (Savage's only appearance tonight?)
In Charlie's office, La Parka (or as Charlie calls him, "Skeletor") is proclaimed the official "chairman" of the Powers that Be. Creative Control brings in Harlem Heat and Charlie says that he's giving them a title shot for Starrcade - then he signals La Parka to chair them while everybody else uses belts and boots to attack away. Hmm, I bet that was supposed to come right before we saw Midnight...
The answer to the trivia question is apparently Norman Smiley - although the way they said it, it sounded like it should have been Fit Finlay, but who can say. Anyway, log onto wcw.com to enter the Mayhem Holiday Sweepstakes and try to win stuff.
Roddy Piper's limo has arrived! Unfortunately, Piper's in it! And there he is now! Who's he with? Ehhh, probably doesn't matter.
David Flair is rocking the cradle of love - singing - screaming - I feel bad, I STILL can't tell if that's Ryan Shamrock or not.
Gene O. stands with Jerry Flynn, who lays out another open challenge for the Block - 'cause it went over so well LAST week, I suppose
ASYA (with the Revolution) v. MIDNIGHT - Shane, Dean and Perry are dressed in black fatigues - they carry an American flag and a black flag. Asya with the flip off the top turnbuckle! Yow! This might be my last Shane transcript, so savor it. "Cut the music! Milwaukee Wisconsin we got a damn problem we're gonna pick with you jackasses tonight! How dare every damn stinkin' one of ya to tell me I don't have my constitutional right to do whatever the hell I wanna do to that stinkin' flag!" Channeling both Brian Knobs AND Barry Darsow here. "We - the Revolution - did not turn our back on this damn stinkin' country - YOU turned your stinkin' backs on us - the Revolution!" "Asshole" chant is muted. "You can say all you want - but it's your fault - it's your fault - it's your damn stinkin' fault - and tonight, we fold up the bars and stripes and stars - roll that piece of (mute) up - and we unfurl the REAL flag of the Revolution and the sovereign nation before you." It's a black flag with a white circle and Raven's "R" superimposed on it.
Saturn compares the Revolution to
the Black Panters, which apparently annoys the other members of the
Revolution. Well, the lights go out - BONG - and when they come back up
Midnight's standing behind Asya. Despite that, Asya still gets the first
blow. Right cross. Off the ropes, reverse, leapfrog, nice dropkick. 1,
2, kickout, Midnight nips up! Whip into the corner, Asya up and over,
gutshot, snap suplex, floatover, 1. ASYA nips up! I'm EXCITED! Off the
ropes, gutshot from Midnight, double chicken wing! Midnight drops her.
Nice bridge from Midnght for 2. Damn, this is like the best match of the
night! Asya with a gutshot and a suplex for 1. Saturn and Shane try the
Jim Cornette technique of starting a USA chant by rhythmically hitting the
canvas. Asya with a right, snapmare, elbowdrop misses. Midnight with a
half-hour suplex. 1, 2, referee "Blind" Nick Patrick pulled out by
Saturn. Dean and Shane are in and it's quadruple-team time. Also using
the flag. And the save is made by ... HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN!
Right, right, 2x4 whack, 2x4 whack, Asya on his back, Duggan snapmares,
now the numbers take over. 2x4 is at least real this week. Shane ready
to use his cast as a weapon. Saturn waves the flag - now they're draping
it over Duggan.
Backstage, Larry Zbyszko - is - WALKING! He finds Mike Graham and asks what's up with the urgent memo to meet the Powers that Be. Graham helpfully points the way.
Meanwhile, Roddy Piper is - WALKING! And raving, too.
Jimmy Barron phones it in - next week, Nitro hits New Orleans. I wonder what comedy skits Lash LeRoux will take place in since I'm SURE he won't be wrestling!
Tony introduces a fake Nitro Party - of one - a David Flair fan. She's rocking. Call it a hunch, but I'm guess we'll see her again...
RODDY PIPER v. CREATIVE CONTROL in an "I Quit" match with Roddy Piper as a Special Guest Referee - Let Us Take You Back to Last Week for Piper's first two ref gigs - if you can't remember them, I can't help you. So when Piper wins, will he become tag team champions? Piper takes the mic and calls the twins "coneheads." Piper says "Powers to Be" again. Piper says since he's the ref, they're going to do what he says until the bell rings. He pats down one - and then the other. Geez, he WOULD grab their nuts. Remember when Piper ref'd the Hart/Backlund "I Quit" match at WrestleMania XI? Backlund NEVER said it. NEVER. Anyway, no opening bell - instead Piper kicks Gerald #1 in the nuts (again with the nuts!) and pokes the eyes of Gerald #2. Piper, however, is one man, so the two men turn the tide in their favour.
You'd probably expect that Piper
wouldn't quit, and you'd be right. Here's a chair in the ring - but
before they can hit a spike piledriver, COLD BEER runs out and
one of 'em while Piper backdrops the other. Goldberg TOTALLY flubs a
jackhammer and the crowd boos - now THAT'S funny. Piper chokes one with
his belt and gets him to say it. (2:29) Goldberg walks off -
calls to him. Here's a staredown...Piper raises Goldberg's arm and cries
out "GOLDBERG! GOLDBERG! GOLDBERG!" Goldberg gives the "he's a crazy
fuck" look, then tells Piper "Now we're even."
The New Age Outlaws tar and feather Howard Finkel - no, wait...I mean, Lash LeRoux and Disco Inferno pour sticky stuff onto Tony Marinara and then feathers, which stick to it. Marinara promises "wait'll my father...oooh! Oooh!"
Meanwhile, Vito and Johnny still fail to notice that the Nitro Grrls are cheating. The underwear's on the line! But before the hand is revealed...
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Maestro's found a shoe! By the end of the show he MIGHT find the rest of Symphony!
Let Us Take You Back Two Weeks to Mayhem where Dustin Rhodes interferes in Jeff Jarrett's Title Tournament Match - the next night where he interfered in Jarrett's title match with Bret Hart - and last week where he interfered in the three-way dance, preventing Jarrett from winning another title shot. WCW: home of the clean finish
DUSTIN RHODES v. MENG - Rhodes comes out in his Seven jacket but without painting his face. Meng's afro is in its full phase. At Starrcade, Meng takes on Smiley and Rhodes takes on Jarrett. You care. This match goes all of 64 seconds before JEDOUBLEF JADOUBLEREDOUBLET comes out - Meng is dumped over the top rope and referee "Blind" Mickey J. calls for the bell (1:14). Rhodes manages to get Jarrett into the corner and into position for Shattered Dreams (I move, I believe, he used in some other federation) but before he can complete the field goal attempt, the OUTSIDERS come out and work over Rhodes. Meng back in - Jarrett busts a gee-tar (2) over him, but it has little effect. Nash hits a big boot to take him outside the ring. Nash has Rhodes - truckstop powerbomb! The Wolfpack theme plays and Hall plays the remains of the guitar.
Back in Charlie's office, Larry Zbyszko is asked for his opinion - why does he think THUNDER! sucks right now? Larry says it's because THUNDER! is nothing but "Mickey Mouse B-players." Charlie agrees - it's time to make THUNDER! special again - starting Thursday, all the A-players will be on the show, baby! Goldberg, Bret, Sid, the Outsiders! In fact, he's so excited, he's going to ... replace the announcers! "Because you know what Larry? I think you really SUCK!" Zbyszko gives the "25 glorious years" speech and talks about how the "Larry" chants make it all worthwhile,
then takes a shot at Hennig. Somehow, this leads to a match - if
Hennig wins, Zbyszko is off THUNDER! and out of WCW; if Zed wins, then
Russo's out. Gee...I WONDER who'll win THIS match?
Here's a black-lit shot of ... Prince? There's a dove and a faux "Purple Rain" playing... Ohhhh...it's "the Artist formerly known as Prince...Iaukea." What a sucker I feel like.
CURT HENNIG (with Shane) v. LARRY ZBYSZKO, career vs. career - Zbyszko comes out to the original Nitro theme in a SHOCKING display of continuity. Also, he's in his dress slacks and shoes. Larry with an armdrag takeover - there's a scoop - and a slam. Front chancery - Hennig into the corner - clean break. Hennig with the knife-edge chop. Kick, right, right, Zbyszko with a kick to the back of the leg for Hennig to hit his "feet in the air" spot. Zbyszko with a swinging neckbreaker for 2. Hennig shakes off the head to the buckle and puts Larry there instead. Chop! Whip, reverse, Hennig collides with referee "Blind" Charles Robinson. Off the ropes, knee into the gut. Field goal kick. Stomp on the head. Hennig pulling the hair - right cross, kick, knife-edge chop, head to the buckle. Open handed slap. Kneelift. Snapmare out of the corner, trademark "pull on the neck while flipping over the guy" Hennig move. Abdominal stretch! Hennig pulling on the hair - why not? Robinson's not moving. Gutshot, right cross, going for the suplex, but Zbyszko reverses to a DDT. Now Shane's in with a fistdrop. Now working over Zbyszko. Sent in to a clothesline from Hennig. As he covers, ARN ANDERSON is out with a bat - whack! Whack! Whack! Four men down - Robinson rouster - Zbyszko covers Hennig - 1, 2, 3!!!! (3:57) Well now CREATIVE CONTROL are out - they've got a replay for Robinson to look at - of Anderson whacking Hennig, then Shane. Naturally, rather than ask what the heck Shane is doing in the ring, Robinson simply reverses his decision. Your winner is Curt Hennig. Stick around, we got another hour of this.
Chris Benoit - is - is - is - WALKING!
Elsewhere, the Outsiders and their ladder - are - WALKING!
I have to wonder about that TV-PG-V ratings box in this Starrcade promo...anyway, it's 19 December.
LeRoux and Inferno still stand over Marinara - you THINK they would
have made their getaway by now. No, they have an apple to stick in his
mouth! This segment is rated TV-14-DLS. Look at Tony Marinara wearing
those feathers with that apple in his mouth! HE FELL OVER!!!
Meanwhile, Vito is naked (apparently) and the Girls are enjoying it - anyhow, they FINALLY notice that Marinara is in a bind (you mean there was a monitor there THE WHOLE FREAKIN' TIME?!?), grab their clothes and take off.
CHRIS BENOIT v. KEVIN NASH (with Scott Hall and a ladder) - Benoit's music has a "Silent but violent" helpfully added to the beginning of it so you know it's his music before he walks out. Let Us Take You Back to Last Week Where Benoit Got the Pin in the Cage Match Main Event. For TWO YEARS Steve Regal WAS the World Television Title and he was awesome. Couldn't they at least have tried giving it to HIM one more time? Hall grabs the third headset and perches on the ladder to watch the show. Nash into the corner when we actually look in the ring. Right hand. Elbow to the back of the head. Got him on the shoulder - Benoit slides free and pushes Nash into the corner. Knife-edge chop - chop - kick to the knee, again, again, again, right, kick, kick, elbow, headbutt, headbutt, kick, knee across the bottom rope, buttdrop. Snap elbowdrop. Buttdrop. Nash kicks him over the top rope with the good leg. Benoit slow to get up off the floor as Nash is out. Head to the STEEL steps. Standing on the neck. Back in the ring we go, Nash making sure to step over the top rope on his way in. Big sidewalk slam from Nash - 1, 2, no. Off the ropes, duck, duck, dropkicks the knees. Benoit off the ropes, dropkick. Legdrop on the knee. Nash kicks him away, Benoit back on him. Nash to the face. Benoit with the chops. Kicking the knees again. On the second turnbuckle for the ten punch count along, which only gets four. Shoved off - runs into the big boot - clothesline takes him down. Nash motions - but Benoit has Nash in the Crippler crossface! Hall has the ladder - there's a shot to referee "Blind" Slick Johnson - Hall in - Benoit punching him away - Nash has the ladder - Benoit dropkicks it! Benoit putting his thumb 'cross his throat - setting up the ladder - climbing it - Hall in, so Benoit foregoes the headbutt in favour of a plancha onto Hall. But Nash is back and the distracted Benoit falls to a big boot. Nash has him in position - truckstop powerbomb! Hall sets the ladder on the mat - then positions Benoit for an Outsiders' Edge onto it - but SID VISCOUS is out and grabs Benoit's feet - dragging him out of the ring. "Theme from Wolfpack" plays. Hmm, no decision - let's call it (around 6:45)
Diamond Dallas Page - IS LATE! And he's WALKING!
Vito and Johnny are also WALKING!
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Gene O. stands with Sting - what's the story with Elizabeth? Sting says that for most of his career
he's always been at least one step
ahead of the Total Package - as for the Outsiders, he's got five words for
them - "SUCK IT SUCK IT SUCK" - no, actually it's "Don't sing it, bring
A ripoff of "Theme from the Godfather" plays, bringing out VON KRUS and THE OTHER GUY - Vito says he's sick of the audience, even as I'm pretty sure this is like CLOSE TO THE FIRST time they've ever actually been out in the ring. The gist of this is that there's a challenge laid out...the music plays and is it really answered? Nope, coming out to Disco Inferno's music are THE DOUBLEMINT TWINS from last week. Vito demands Disco and Lash - Johnny the Bull says something about breaking his vow to "never hit a broad." I *think* this is being played for humour. Anyway, DISCO INFERNO and LASH LeROUX come out through the crowd and attack from behind. Amazingly, TONY MARINARA makes an appearance here, still in feathers (doing a funky chicken!). Three on one beatdown is over with Johnny and Vito carrying Lash and Disco away...presumably to Mr. Marinara where an example will be made and we'll never see anything from these five guys on WCW television EVER AGAIN.
Say, I wonder how the Maestro is doing? Well, he's still hot on the trail...apparently
WCW Magazine spot
"WCW Mayhem: the Music" ad
Goldberg T-shirt ad
Geez, it's like we're in the old "First Hour Zone," isn't it? Where's the WCW MasterCard ad?
Tony, Vito and Johnny load LeRoux and Inferno into their car - for some reason, Marinara practically faints here. Anyway, while they celebrate, the car drives itself off - apparently, Lash and Disco made off with it as they left the keys in it. Vito and Johnny run after it while Tony gets out of the shot as fast as he can. What happened to HIM?
Maestro has ventured into the bowels of the building...he should know by the wacky film treatment that he's in the wrong spot...but alas, he does not...
JERRY FLYNN v. MAESTRO in the Block - am I just *imagining* the crowd booing when they find out there's a match here? Anyway, after about (:50), Flynn overtakes him and tries to leave - only to find David Flair behind the door. Something really important is said by Flair here, but Tony Schiavone talks over it. Oops. Flair still carrying Symphony under his arm, by the way. Somewhere in here was the Lugz kick of the week - Flynn's dropkick on the Maestro!
Gene O. stands with referee "Blind" Nick Patrick. He's going to bar everybody from ringside in the Hall/Sting matchup - "it's just about time the referees here in WCW took some of our power back!" Gosh! I hope they don't go on strike!
Sting - is - WALKING! And now with Elizabeth! Looking over a contract! Giving it back to her! Hey, look! It's Sid Vicious trying very hard to blend in with the scenery! And it ain't workin'! On purpose or accident? YOU decide!
Meanwhile, Diamond Dallas Page is lacing up the boots!
Hey, you can STILL buy "WrestleMania 2000" at Digital Stuff
SCOTT HALL (with Kevin Nash)
(THIS IS) STING (with Liz) for the
United States Heavyweight championship - boy that
Nick Patrick really lays
down the law, don't he? Everybody is barred from ringside except
(apparently) Nash and Miss Elizabeth. Nash takes third headset and
reminds us that "a great big man will beat a mediocre small man any day of
the week." Hall puts a toothpick in Sting's face, then acts like it's the
FUNNIEST thing he's ever seen, which is always good for a laugh. Sting
puts a boot in Hall's midsection and yuks it up himself, which is pretty
cool. Right, kick, right, right, kick, atomic drop, clothesline, call to
the crowd, Hall takes a powder. Sting follows - head to the commentary
table. Nash up from behind and choking him with the mic cable. Patrick
over and he's tossing Nash. Back in the ring, Hall standing on Sting's
throat. Now to the always popular abdominal stretch. Hey, remember when
Patrick and the Outsiders were good good buddies? Hall is really sneaky
and using the top rope for extra leverage when the ref isn't looking!
Caught the third time, of course...Sting hiplocks him over, off the ropes,
elbowdrop misses. Hall covers for 1. Off the ropes, sleeper! Sting down
on one knee. Elizabeth - LOOKS ON! Sting waving an arm - getting back up
now - back suplex to break the hold. Both men down, the count is on -
Hall covers at 5 - 2 count. Off the ropes, Sting with
"Iblockyourpunchyoudon'tblockmine," adds a few extra punches of his own,
kicks, in the corner for the Ten Punch Count Along - HE only gets to five
(not the night for that move!) - Hall pushes him off. Sting tries again -
getting three punches off this time. Sting on him AGAIN, and this time
they get to ten. Sting motioning to Hall, Sting winds up - and there's a
KO blow. Call to the crowd! Cover - 1, 2, no. Hall manages an eyepoke
to come back. Fallaway slam! "Thassit!" But Elizabeth is up on the
apron - I'm smelling mace - yup, following a Hall crotch chop, she sprays
him. Sting with the Stinger splash in the corner. Hall to another corner
- Sting whips him across and hits another Stinger splash. Time now for
the Scorpion Deathlock - tap. (6:10) Now, did Sting now
macing? Apparently, we don't care - no, wait, Bobby Heenan brought it up.
Good for him. 1-800-COLLECT provides the replay.
Backstage, David Flair is dragging Symphony - and WALKING! Diamond Dallas Page is also WALKING! Let's hope they don't cross paths until after this ad break!
One More WCW Mayhem: the Music CD ad
Here's a Special Video Look at ...well, some highlights...with ICP's "Take It" as the musical accompaniment.
DAVID FLAIR drags SYMPHONY to the ring. Nope, I don't think that's her. Anyway, he's got THE STICK! "Hey Maestro! You have about ten seconds to claim your bride - SHUT UP! SHUT UP!" But it's the music of DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE instead. Flair swings the crowbar, Page ducks, there's the Diamond Cutter. Oops, I guess we shouldn't count that as a bonus match. Page on THE STICK!
"Hey Powers to Be! I gotcher Pay-per-view
match with David Flair right HERE! You know it's funny. You leave for
eight weeks and you can't believe the rumours that start up - heh heh.
The recent rumour I've heard was Diamond Dallas Page wants out of his
contract with WCW. [boos] Not only, the rumours said, that I wanted out
of my contract with WCW, but I wanted out of my contract with WCW because
I wanted to go to WWF. [boos] Rumours. Real deal is, Page - is - you
leave with who brought you to the dance. [Huh?] Bottom line is, it's
about loyalty! It's about doin' the right thing, but lately, people who
are really close to me ain't been doin the right thing, and they sure as
hell ain't been loyal, so now, DDP is out for number one again. I - TRUST
- NO ONE - and once again, that works for me. Powers to Be, you want me
to work for you tonight? Get big Sid out here so we can BLOW - THIS -
MUTHA - OUT!"
DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE v. SID VISCOUS - Just added to Starrcade: Williams vs. Vamprio - if Vampiro wins, he gets five minutes alone with Oklahoma. Crowbar on a pole match for Page and Flair. Harlem Heat and Midnight take on Creative Control and Curt Hennig - but the tag belts are still on the line. Lockup, Sid shoves. Lockup, side headlock, off the ropes, Sid knocks him to the floor. Out he goes after him. Sid with a stunning array of kicks and clubbing forearms. Back in the ring, Page catches him on his way in. Broken communication, Sid hits a lariat. Page with a jawbreaker, then a swinging neckbreaker. Sid still powers out at 2. Flying clothesline from the top! Sid stands back up anyway. Page tries for the Diamond Cutter - Sid shoves him into referee "Blind" Billy Silverman, knocking him out. Sid with a gutshot - there's the powerbomb. Vicious asking the crowd to please chant "One More Time" but KEVIN NASH is out and punching away. There's SCOTT HALL with him. Sid able to fend off both Outsiders - for a while. Crowd knows where this is going - nope, not Goldberg, its' CHRIS BENOIT. See, 'cause they're all Starrcade opponents, okay? JEDOUBLEF JADOUBLEREDOUBLET comes out so the crowd tires again for Goldberg. And sure enough, who should come out but BRET CLARKE. Crowd doing a lot of booing as SECURITY and the rest of the REFS are out to try to separate everybody. Nick Patrick is over to the commentary table - he's got THE STICK! "Screw this! We have not had control all night long! So what I suggest they do in the main event tonight with Goldberg and Jarrett - make it a lumberjack match - let 'em cover it themselves, if they want to kill each other, that's fine by me. But as for myself, as for the other referees, and as for security in the ring - we're outta here right now!" Tony: "This has never happened - the referees are walking!" You know, it's SCARY sometimes when I say stuff and then a couple hours later....brrrr.. Let's arbitrarily call all this... hmmm ... (2:45) sounds good.
COLD BEER v. JEDOUBLEF JADOUBLEREDOUBLET - when we come back, we focus on Goldberg's entrance, where he's SPRINTING out - because not only is everybody STILL fighting out there, but CREATIVE CONTROL is also out there. Jarrett up the ramp - he's not going to be party to this...but...some familiar music fires up - apparently there's one ref left. ROWDY RODDY PIPER. Piper reminds us that the "Power to Be" made him a referee. Piper declares everybody not named Goldberg, Jarrett or Piper a lumberjack. Jarrett STILL won't get in the ring. But behind him in the entryway, GILBERT BROWN,SANTANA DOTSON, and JERMAINE SMITH make me ashamed to be a Packers fan by appearing. Before they actually DO anything, though, DUSTIN RHODES is out and running Jarrett into the ring. Goldberg takes him off the ropes - shoulderblock. Cover - 1, 2, no. Forearm smash from Goldberg, again, again, off the ropes, Sunset flip from Jarrett, Goldberg with a few rights for 2. A few more rights - into the corner, Jarrett flips up but lands on Goldberg's shoulder - overhead slam by Goldberg - for 2. Jarrett to the outside, Sid, Benoit, Hart and Rhodes take some shots and put him back in. Goldberg with a fireman-esque carry into a jujigatame (ha!) and Jarrett goes outside again to break it. Again, the quartet take their shots and put him back in. Meanwhile, Goldberg is having words with Creative Control. Now he's out and the Outsiders and Creative Control are on him. So it's a - what - Pier Ten Brawl? Tony: "This is one of the craziest programs we've ever done, Brain! And one of the most exciting!" Bobby: "And with the Powers that Be in charge, every week it's just gonna get more - more berserk!" Anyway, Jarrett puts a chair across Goldberg in here - Piper of course had his back turned. Around for the cover - 1, 2, nope. Jarrett pounding away on him now. Off the ropes, gutshot with the knee. Jarrett to the top rope - crossbody block! - but only 2.
Jarrett trying to stay
on him. Got the eyes now - Piper somehow notices this. Off the ropes,
sleeper! Goldberg to one knee. Sid leading rhythmic clapping on the
outside - Goldberg slowly rising - elbow - elbow - uranage! Both men down
- Piper with a rather fast 10 count but claiming that they're both up just
before 10. Off the ropes, up and over, they collide again and again the
10 count is too fast. As Goldberg gets up, Nash gets in a shot - Piper
over to warn him and missing a Jarrett cover. Jarrett up and taking
umbrage. Piper shoves back. Goldberg with a rollup - 1, 2, nope. Off
the ropes, Goldberg puts up a superkick. Goldberg in position for the
spear, but Nash is holding the ankle. Goldberg turns to swat at Nash -
and Jarrett hits a high knee to the back. Another knee/elbow takes him
outside where the Outsiders and Creative Control work him over. Now the
rest of the lumberjacks are over save Hart, who is in the ring with the
title belt. WHACK! Jarrett staggers into a Goldberg spear. Looks like
we're gonna get a jackhammer here...ayup. 1, 2, 3. (7:15) Who will Mike
Tenay's announce partner be? Well, I'm pretty sure it ain't me. Scott?