Written by: Bob Colling
World Championship Wrestling Super Brawl 2000
From: Cow Palace, San Francisco, California
Interesting Facts: With Chris Benoit leaving WCW for the WWF his World Title win at the previous PPV was thrown out as Sid had his leg underneath the bottom rope while tapping out. Sid would go on to defeated the new Commish Kevin Nash to win the vacant WCW Title on the January 24th edition of Nitro. However, two days later, Nash would strip Sid of the title, and book Sid in a triple threat match inside of a Caged Heat, or also known as a Hell In A Cell, match. Ron Harris was added to the match. Sid made Nash tap out, cleanly to once again win the title. Jeff Jarrett gets involved in the feud, when he pins Sid in a six man tag team match on the January 31st Nitro. On February 7th, Scott Hall nearly wins the WCW Title, only for Jeff Jarrett to whack Hall over the head with the guitar and a no contest between the two on Thunder, leads to a triple threat match. Jarrett also pinned Sid on Nitro before the PPV
The Mamalukes won the WCW Tag Team Titles from the strange duo of David Flair and Crowbar on the January 19th edition of Thunder.. The Mamalukes also defeated Flair and Crowbar on the January 31st edition of Nitro. Flair/Crowbar managed to defeat the Mamalukes on the February 2nd edition of Thunder, in a non-title contest. Big Vito pinned Crowbar on the Thunder before the PPV in a Philly Street Fight.
Lash LeRoux is in the finals of the Cruiserweight Title Tournament, despite losing a triple threat match to Chavo Guerrero and Psychosis on the same edition of Thunder. Prince also lost to Kidman, on the same edition of Thunder. Luckily, the tournament didn’t start until the 24th of January.
The whole Ric Flair/Terry Funk feud began on January 31st, as Flair doesn’t consider Funk to be “in his league”. Thus, leading to their death match.
Hulk Hogan made his long awaited return on February 2nd, 2000 on Thunder. Where Luger insults Hogan calling him a coward, and a joke, just like Sting is. Luger had been calling Sting out for several weeks, even though Sting had a “broken arm”
Vampiro left Kidman during a tag team match on February 14th, 2000, leading to their match. They also had a few good contests on Thunder.
WCW Super Brawl 2000 video package.
Backstage, Jeff Jarrett announces that the Harris Brothers will be joining him during the triple threat match, lifting the ban by the injured Commish, Kevin Nash
After going over every match on the card, a video of the WCW Cruiserweight Title Tournament is shown.
World Cruiserweight Title Match: TAFKA Prince Iaukea pinned Lash Leroux in 5:46 to win the title: Prince with a savant kick on LeRoux, which abruptly ended LeRoux’s offense. LeRoux with a dive from ring to the floor on Prince. A few moments later, Prince rams LeRoux head first into the ring steps. Belly to belly overhead suplex by Prince for only a two count. Paisley is for some reason on the ring apron. Prince shoves LeRoux off the middle rope, and leaps off the middle rope and plants LeRoux with a DDT for the win and the title. *
Backstage, Norman Smiley is getting his ribs taped up.
Backstage, Gene interviews former WCW Hardcore Champion Brian Knobbs, Knobbs has learned from his mistakes, and Finlay has taunt him a lot from the training.
World Hardcore Title Match: Brian Knobs pinned Bam Bam Bigelow in 4:45 to win the title: Bigelow and Knobbs brawl into the crowd, which gets some reaction. A few trash can shots, Bigelow sends Knobbs into a wall. Bigelow scoop slams Knobbs through a table. Fit Finlay comes over and attacks Bigelow, Knobbs wants to do it on his own. Knobbs attempts a running bulldog into a table in a corner, but Bigelow shoves Knobbs through the table. Greetings from Asbury Park by Bigelow. Bigelow goes to the to rope, but Finlay again interferes. Knobbs whacks Bigelow with a trash can lid on the floor, to win the title. DUD
Backstage, Flair, Luger and Elizabeth are backstage and they are pumped up for tonight.
Handicap Match: 3 Count (Evan Karagias, Shane Helms, and Shannon Moore) defeated Norman Smiley in 4:08: Smiley backdrops Moore from the ring onto Helms and Evan on the floor. Gut wrench suplex by Helms, Helms with a nice looking twisting splash, however, Smiley moved. Giant swing by Smiley on Helms. Smiley with a chicken wing submission on Moore, but Evan, and Helms come in and drop Smiley rib first on the ropes. Evan with a corkscrew splash, Helms with a frog splash, Moore with a Boston Crab, and Smiley taps. *
The Wall pinned The KISS Demon in 3:49: The Wall catches Demon on the top rope, and choke slams him off to pick up the win. That’s all you need to know. DUD
Backstage, The Cat says that James Brown is in the building and they are going to dance tonight.
Backstage, Creative Control knock on a “Private Keep Out” door, but no one answers, so they just leave.
Video package hyping up Tank Abbott, and Big Al.
Leatherjacket on a Pole Match: Tank Abbott defeated Big Al in 4:10: To win the match, you need to get a leather jacket that’s hanging from a pole. Exciting. Al comes out to NOTHING of a reaction. Al and Abbott have their right hands tied together and begin to trade left hands. Al with a forearm shot that knocks Abbott out. Al is now standing directly on Abbott’s face. Abbott gets up and is pissed. Several blows by Abbott. Abbott has Al on his back, and climbs to get the jacket.. Al then DROPS OFF Abbott and hits hard on the floor. Abbott gets the jacket to win the match. Abbott now has a knife and has it next to Al’s throat. The camera gets to a aide shot to avoid that scene. DUD
Harlem Heat 2000 are backstage and cut a promo on Booker. Ray says that Booker is disrespectful.
For the Rights of Harlem Heat: Big T pinned Booker in 5:19: Booker comes out to Beaver Cleavage type music. Booker is double teamed on the floor by Clearance Mason and Stevie Ray Booker comes back with a side Russian leg sweep on Big T. Axe kick by Booker. Harlem sidekick. Booker knocks Mason off the apron. Book End by Booker. Missile dropkick by Booker. The lights are out, and a bell is ringing. Another big guy is on the apron. T with the Pearl River Plunge. Big T wins the match. DUD
Backstage, Gene is with The Maestro who is upset with The Cat. Maestro says that James Brown doesn’t show up, then Cat will be the servant to him.
Video package hyping up Vampiro/Kidman..
Billy Kidman pinned Vampiro in 7:24: Kidman with a hurricanrana over the top to the floor, when he was in a electric chair by Vampiro. Vampiro with a brain buster for a two count. Vampiro with a chair, Kidman protests Torrie Wilson by dropkicking the chair into Vampiro. Kidman with a sit out power bomb for a two count. “Vampiro Dropper”. a variation of the Rocker Dropper. Hurricanrana by Kidman from the top rope for only a two count. Power bomb by Vampiro, followed by a release power bomb for a near fall. Kidman with a top rope reverse DDT. Kidman gets the three count. **
Backstage, Gene is with Terry Funk and Dustin Rhodes. Funk hypes up the death match later tonight.
Backstage, Sid opens his locker room door, and tells the security guy to not touch him. He tells the guard something, but he is whispering so I have no idea what he said.
A video hyping up The Mamalukes/David Flair/Crowbar feud.
World Tag Team Title Match (Sicilian Stretcher Match): Big Vito and Johnny the Bull defeated David Flair and Crowbar in 11:08 to retain the titles: An all out brawl early on. Crowbar with a springboard splash on Bull, who is on a stretcher. Mamalukes knock Crowbar and Flair down with the stretcher. Daffeny with a hurricanrana on Bull. Power slam and springboard moonsault by Crowbar on Vito. Vito power bombs Crowbar through a table in the corner. Bull leaps up to the top rope and connects with a twisting leg drop! Mamalukes tape Flair to the stretcher. Flair is apparently eliminated. Bull hits Crowbar several times with a pipe. Crowbar is on a table on the floor, Vito is up top, takes awhile, and connects with a big splash through the table! Crowbar is placed on the stretcher and grab Daffeny, they tape her mouth shut, and tape her to a wheel chair. Crowbar has been eliminated. Mamalukes retain the WCW Tag Team Titles **1/4
Backstage, Sid wanted Gene to interview him. Sid tells Gene that he earned what he has gotten. Sid say neither Hall or Jarrett will take the World Title away from him.
The Cat comes to the ring. The Cat plays the crowd for a little while. Soon enough, some fatter James Brown wannabe comes to the ring. The Maestro comes to the ring and calls Cat his lackey. A few moments later, the real James Brown comes to the ring with several dancers. Maestro passes out. Cat and Brown dance for a few seconds.
Backstage, Gene is with Scott Hall. Scott Hall says that Sid and Jarrett will find out that he can still go.
Video package hyping up Flair/Funk.
Backstage, Gene interviews Ric Flair. Flair basically says he will be the man to walk out of the Cow Palace as the winner.
Death Match: Ric Flair defeated Terry Funk in 15:46: Funk with the early advantage with several rights, and a vertical suplex from the apron back into the ring. Funk with a vertical suplex on the floor. Funk connects with another suplex on the floor and gets a three count. Flair gets up before the then count. Flair gets up and chops Funk over the guard railing into the crowd. Figure Four by Flair, Funk quickly taps out. Funk gets up before the ten count. Funk with a pile driver on the floor only gets a two count. Funk with a pile driver on concrete and gets the three count. Flair gets up before the ten count. Funk sets up a table in the ring and grabs a microphone. Funk delivers several microphone shots. Funk says he is going to break Flair’s neck like he did before. Funk connects with the pile driver through the table! Funk pulls Flair’s arm up during the pin attempt. Another table is set up in the ring. Flair moved, and grabs Funk from off the middle rope and sends Funk through the table for a three count. Funk isn’t able to get to his feet. Flair wins. *1/4
Backstage, Gene is with Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart. Luger broke Hogan’s arm last week on Nitro. Hogan is going to get revenge for himself and Jimmy Hart tonight.
Featured Attraction Match: Hulk Hogan pinned Lex Luger in 8:09: Several right hands by both men for several minutes. Elizabeth attempts to hit Hogan with a bat, but Jimmy Hart yanks it away. Hogan with a big boot, but doesn’t go for the leg drop. Luger low blows the distracted Hogan Hart nails Luger with the cast on his arm, Hogan does the same, leg drop and Hogan wins. DUD
After the match, Ric Flair heads down to the ring and works on Hogan while Luger attacks Hart. Sting comes down with a base ball to the biggest reaction of the night to save Hogan.
World Heavyweight Title Match (No Disqualification 3-Way Dance Match): Sid Vicious defeated Jeff Jarrett and Scott Hall in 8:00 in a “no disqualification 3-way dance” match to retain the title: Harris Brothers crotch Sid into the ring post. Jarrett with a swinging neck breaker on Hall. Sid comes back with a double choke slam, but only gets a two count on both men. Jarrett hits Sid with the World Title, but Sid kicks out. Jarrett shoves the referee, who shoves him back into Hall, who rolls Jarrett up for a two count. Jarrett connects with “The Stroke” on the referee. Jarrett with “The Stroke” on two more referees. Slick Johnson comes in. Hall with the Outsiders Edge on Jarrett. Johnson gets to a two count, but pulls the old “I hurt my shoulder” trick. Jarrett hits Hall with the guitar. Johnson is counting, until Rowdy Piper comes in and breaks up the count. Sid with the choke slam on Jarrett. Sid power bombs Hall to pick up the win and retain the title. *
End of Show.
My Opinion: This show was terrible. Kidman/Vampiro was a mediocre contest, and the tag team title match was somewhat entertaining but nothing special. If it were 1997, at least for the last three matches, then they would have been pretty good. But either everyone in those matches half assed it tonight, or they have really fallen off in terms of in ring ability. I do not understand how Funk pile drives Flair three times, once through a table, but still loses the Texas Death Match. That made him look really, really weak. Lash LeRoux should be the WCW Cruiserweight Champion for the simple fact that he is way more over than The Artist. LeRoux was one of the few people to get a decent, if at all, reaction. The other matches, I will not mention, because I watched them once, and I don’t need to revisit how awful they were.
Overall Rating: D
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