/14 August 1999
|WCW Saturday Night
|Guest columnist: Usenet's mdb
A note to any and all of my RSPWM friends and enemies, I'll be back soon
A note to the efitor. You should do the ****s in something other than black as they don't show up good on the blue background.
For now, it's Saturday Night! WCWSN is to my knowledge the longest continuos running wrestling show in the US if not the world. That's got to be worth something, right? It's a bastard child of WCW programming these days, and when you think of how bad Nitro and Thunder are...
Adrian Byrd v. Disco Inferno. Disco proclaims it's Saturday Night Fever time, he's in the house and he's going to burn it down. Not to smart to burn down the house you're in. Unless you're trying to kill your parents in which case you might wind up a World Heavyweight Champ. The match features nothing better than Disco's mediocre mini-moves of doom set of atomic drop, Russian leg sweep, turnbuckle forearm drop. No swinging neckbreaker or Macerana piledriver this night. Byrd gets a few token moves, none of which look good. Anticlimactic and sloppy Last Dance gets Disco the win about 4 minutes in. Disco's best dance move seems to be the WCW Shuffle which he's hopelessly lost in. Once a Thunder! main eventer and Wolfpack member, Glen's just another nobody these days. Zero points.
Lash Lerouix v. Mike Enos. Does Lash still post to RSPW? Mike Enos has talent. He could be a contender. Lash starts the match mocking Enos's muscularity. He brings a chair into the match to stand on, the better to pose to the crowd with. Enos pressslams Lash from off the chair, then sits down on the chair to spank Lash. A spanking! A spanking! And then the- er, never mind. Enos with a overhead release slam of the middle turnbuckle. Lash uses his quickness to get some punches in. If there were a cruiser division in WCW, I might think something might come of Lash in a year or two. Enos does what is called by Hudson a face first slam on Lash, sort of like Farooq's Dominator I guess for the win at about 6 minutes. I'm going to need to get a stopwatch if I keep doing this. A nice competitive match with back and forth action, but almost no psychology. Half point.
Bobby Blaze v. Mickey Whipwreck. Dusty mentions Ric Flair. I don't get how WCW can treat the legend the way they do. Then again, when the WWF did it to Bruno and Backlund and Hogan and Bret and they prosper more than ever. Oh yeah, there's a match. Having never seen ECW, I know nothing of Mickey. Blaze was a Worldwide regular. Some quick action to start with leapfrogs and armdrags and the like leads to a Whipwreck pescado outside he ring. Blaze controls back in the ring with an elbow drop that looks quite good, a few kicks, shoulders to the gut. Whipwreck turns the tide, getting a dropkick and hurricarana, leading to a sunset flip of the top turnbuckle. Blaze kicks out, gets caught on the top turnbuckle and Whipwreck does a top rope Stunner for the win at about 5 1/2. Half a point.
Road Wild is tonight. Everyone complains about the career vs. career stip. When the WWF had the end of the era match it was some kind of game, Let's guess how they'll get out of it. Chyna wins the #1 contendership last week and everyone knows she'll drop it the next week, but it's a great surprise. I wonder what people would think of Chyna going over if Nitro was beating Raw in the ratings. They'd blast it completely. Anyway, I guess I should mention that my biggest complaint about the Hogan v. Nash career v. career match is that they can't both win.
Al Green v. Erik Watts. Watts does a weak slam. A half minute of stall follows. Arm bar reversed by Green, etc. etc. This match is so sad. Hudson miscalls the finish, it's a reverse urinage suplex for the win after 4 torturous minutes. Zero points.
Hey mdb, you misspelled "uranage" again. You learn that from Scott Keith? - CRZ
The Road Wild undercard is actually not bad. Vamp gets to match up with
three of the best today, Eddy, Kidman and Rey. Page v. Benoit will no
doubt be good until the three count, Kanyon and Bam Bam against Booker
T. Even the Revolution v. Rednecks can be a **1/2 affair and Sting and
Goldberg have it in them to make Sid and Steiner respectively watchable.