From: Sacramento, CA
Stills of the Hogan/Flair match at Superbrawl IX are shown. David Flair has joined the Wolfpac and helped Hogan retain the title over Flair.
Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay and Larry Zbyszko welcome everyone to the show and talk about what happened at Superbrawl IX last night. Schiavone will be interviewing both David and Ric for the first time since last night (as if that is a long time ago).
Nitro Party segment with a bunch of people screaming and looking like goofs is up next.
After the opening video, we see stills of the Goldberg/Bigelow match from last night. Goldberg won.
Backstage, David Flair is with Torrie Wilson saying that it is his time to shine. Actually, they are at the interview location where David will be talking to his father.
Backstage, Mean Gene is standing with Booker T. Booker says his match with Disco last night was “off the hook.” Booker is confident that many others will suffer the Harlem Hangover. Booker will be wrestling Bret Hart later on tonight. Booker will not stop until he is the number one contender for the WCW United States Championship.
Nitro Party segment with a bunch of college kids, again. What the hell is the point of this?
Backstage, Vincent is talking to Scott Norton and tells Norton that he is the boss of the New World Order black and white. Norton doesn’t seem to believe Vincent.
A video of WCW Television Champion Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell working out is shown. They end up going to a transsexual bar on accident and quickly leave. Scott Steiner ends up walking in on a Goldberg photo shoot and says he is going to take care of Goldberg later tonight. Goldberg is pissed!
Stills of Scott Hall winning the WCW US Championship last night are shown.
More stills from Superbrawl IX are shown. This time, the stills are of Rey Mistero Jr. losing his mask to the Outsiders. We see a picture of Rey without his mask. He looks like he is thirteen years old.
Before the next match, Disco Inferno sings the national anthem because the match involved international talent. The microphone gets shut off before he can finish.
Backstage, Brian Adams tells Scott Norton that he is the boss of the New World Order. Adams believes that he will lead the Wolfpac soon enough.
Tony, Mike and Bobby talk about the Ric Flair situation and the meeting that Ric will be having with his son David.
WCW United States Champion Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell make their way down to the ring. Steiner brings a random lady into the ring for his promo. Well, she has to be an actor or something because she is hanging out around his groin. Steiner brags about taking out DDP last night. Steiner is going to make sure that Kimberly calls him the big bad booty daddy! Steiner also says that Kimberly will be on her back screaming his name! Steiner brings up wanting to put WCW out of business. Steiner has only one person left to hurt and that is Goldberg. Steiner makes it clear that Goldberg is next on his list! Steiner is going to put Goldberg in the hospital tonight!
Stills of Curt Hennig and Barry Windham winning the vacant WCW World Tag Team Championships last night are shown.
Before the next match, Chris Jericho cuts a promo on Perry Saturn. Jericho gave Saturn a shot to get out of the dress but believes that Saturn is really demented.
Footage of Dean Malenko and Chris Benoit attacking Hennig and Windham after the pay per view last night is shown. The champions were left laying after a few whips with a belt.
Kevin Nash, Lex Luger and Elizabeth come down to the ring to cut a promo on Rey Mistero Jr. Nash says that the New World Order has always stood for what is right in the business. Nash apologizes to Mistero and says he will give the mask back because it doesn’t fit him anyway. Mistero comes down to the ring and says this isn’t about the mask anymore. Mistero wants a piece of Nash! Nash agrees to give him a beating.
Video premiere of Konnan’s music video is aired.
Backstage, Horace Hogan is now telling Scott Norton that he is the man. Same old segment, different people.
Mean Gene introduces the WCW World Tag Team Champions Curt Hennig and Barry Windham for a interview. Hennig says that he predicted them winning the tag team titles. Hennig believes they are great and the titles prove that. Windham believes it is a little early for a rematch as they already have contracts signed for other matches. Windham thinks the Horsemen have a lot of things to deal with since it has been a rough week for them. Hennig calls the Horsemen sore losers.
Backstage, Scott Norton is talking to Hulk Hogan and tells Hogan that everyone is telling him that they are the leader. Hogan proceeds to tell Norton that he is the leader of the New World Order black and white.
Before the next match, Ernest Miller calls out Scott Norton for a match. Norton sees this in the backstage area and makes his way down to the ring.
Before the next match, Buff Bagwell announces that Goldberg is not in the arena tonight. Steiner begins to taunt several fans to get in the ring to fight him. Goldberg ends up coming out for the match.
A video highlighting the Nitro Girls in their bikinis is shown.
Disco Inferno is in the production truck trying to get the guy to pirate the show. We go to commercial before seeing anything else.
Tony Schiavone is backstage talking about the eventual arrival of Ric Flair to the building. We see Flair arriving to the building in a limo. Instead of seeing Ric Flair, we see a video of Torrie Wilson flirting with David Flair earlier in the evening. Disco Inferno comes over and is acting like Mean Gene. Kevin Nash comes over acting like Arn Anderson. Scott Hall also enters the scene and mocks Roddy Piper. Hulk Hogan gets in on the act portraying Ric Flair. They continue to mock the Four Horsemen until the show comes to an end.
End of show
My Take: The first two matches this week were two matches I had no interest in whatsoever. Anytime Jerry Flynn or Van Hammer are competing, I am going to summarize those matches. Neither men are talented and are just taking up air time that should be given to better wrestlers.
Booker T delivered a pretty bad interview. Seems like he was kind of lost as to what he was suppose to say. Why would he only stop at becoming the number one contender? Wouldn’t he stop once he wins the championship? Anyway, he had a good match with Bret Hart which isn’t a surprise. They were given about twenty minutes to do their thing and they put on a good television bout. It could have been even better if Hart wasn’t suffering from a legit groin injury.
Inferno/Hayashi had a few decent spots in it. A lot of people dislike Inferno but I think he is a good performer who could be a successful upper mid-card guy if he is given a push. I could see him getting kicked out of the New World Order soon and get a big babyface push. After all, WCW needs to start pushing the younger talent. Why not push Disco?
I thought Morrus/Jericho was a decent little bout. Jericho is good enough to recover from a loss to Morrus so the finish wasn’t all that bad. Morrus is another guy I would like to see get some kind of push in the near future. Saturn also appears to be having some kind of gimmick change. He was wearing some black makeup. Looks like Saturn is embracing the dress.
Nice win for Rey over Kevin Nash. The fans were eating it up and exploded for Rey when he picked up the win. Tenay mentioned that Rey is now a “giant killer” so it is safe to assume that Rey will be beating bigger wrestlers in the coming weeks or months. Or, he could be wrestling Juventud Guerrera and remain in the same spot he has been in for three years. Good job putting Rey over, Nash.
Goldberg/Steiner should be a main event program by the summer. The fans strongly hate Steiner while they adore Goldberg. Steiner needs to get out of the mid-card ranks and start working with the upper card. Make it happen. If this match was given more time, it would have been good. I have no doubt about that. However, it is Nitro and the main event always ends with some kind of bullshit finish.
Rick Steiner is back. I don’t really care for the guy.
The ending for the show was pretty dull. Another parody with the New World Order is something I didn’t care to see. I find it funny that they did the bait and switch for a stupid interview. They do it for matches for but a interview? That is pretty pathetic if you ask me.
Overall, the wrestling this week wasn’t bad. I enjoyed Hart/Booker, Inferno/Hayashi and Morrus/Jericho. The interviews and whatnot were lacking, however. That being said, I will give this week's show a thumbs in the middle. If it weren’t for the Booker/Hart match this would get a big thumbs down.
Thanks for reading.