Written By: Matt Peddycord
WCW Monday Nitro
September 25, 1995
The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hulk Hogan (7/17/1994)
WCW U.S. Champion: Sting (6/18/1995)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The American Males (9/18/1995)
WCW World Television Champion: Diamond Dallas Page (9/17/1995)
Your hosts are Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan and that Emmy-award winning Steve “Mongo” McMichael.
Alex Wright vs. Disco Inferno
Disco Inferno makes his Nitro debut! I wonder if they were already thinking of putting these two dancing fools together for a tag team. Disco jumps Wright at the bell and throws him to the floor so he can fix his hair. Wright comes back in with a springboard dropkick. Somebody’s been watching Shinjiro Otani! Spinning heel kick gets two. Now Wright tosses Disco for a no hands plancha to the floor! Back in again, Wright cartwheels away from a backdrop and then charges into a hotshot. Disco takes over with clotheslines. He heads up top, but takes a dropkick and falls to the mat. Next, Wright telegraphs a backdrop and takes a back suplex. Disco goes for a running swinging neckbreaker, but Wright counters into a backslide for 1-2-3. (4:02) Not bad. Disco still needs a lot of improvement. *
In the back, Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart are talking about Kevin Sullivan and the Dungeon of Doom! Even though he has a neck brace on, he hasn’t missed one workout. The no-good stinky Giant is going down. He makes a challenge to the Giant for a Monster Truck Challenge AND a match at Halloween Havoc.
Gene Okerlund’s in the ring and sets up the clip from last week where Savage slapped Luger in the face. Back in Florence, Lex Luger meets Randy Savage in the ring. Luger just wants respect from Savage, so a match is made for next week. If Luger loses, he’ll leave WCW and Savage get his WCW world title shot.
This is an advertisement for Halloween Havoc. Maybe I’m just nitpicking, but why would they make Hogan look bigger than the Giant?
Kurasawa (w/Col. Robert Parker) vs. Sgt. Craig Pittman
It’s the battle of people who like to break arms. Kurasawa is known for breaking Road Warrior Hawk’s arm at the last Clash and Pittman has that Code Red cross armbreaker finisher. Pittman’s all about the battering ram headbutts to start. He goes after the arm, so Kurasawa kicks him out to the floor to stop it. A baseball slide puts Pittman into the guardrail. Sort of. Kurasawa follows him out, lifts up the protective floor mats, and drops Pittman on the concrete! Back in, Kurasawa starts working the arm and tries to break it over his shoulder. Kurasawa starts charging and kicking at Pittman up against the ropes until Pittman backdrops him over the top rope to the floor. Pittman goes out and drives Kurasawa’s arm into the apron to get him ready for CODE RED in the ring. Lucky for Kurasawa, he makes the ropes. Kurasawa tries to ground Pittman for his Fujiwara Armbar, but Pittman flips him over for a slam. GET OFF MY ARM! They do a standing switch off a waistlock ending with Kurasawa putting Pittman away with a Bridging German Suplex for the 1-2-3. (4:27) Why even put these two together if you’re not going to pay off any arm work? Oh well. Similar to Hakushi, Kurasawa stays in the ring after the bell to meditate. **¼
Gene Okerlund interviews Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman. Pillman tells us all that Flair is at his lowest point. While Flair looks for a partner, he and AA exercise their right to bear arms, right to assemble, and their right to hospitalize anybody that gets in their way. When did that become a right? We turn it over to Arn. He reminds Flair of the Four Horsemen formula. You jump on one of them, you’ve jumped on all of them. Whoever Flair gets to be his partner, it’s going to suck because Arn is awesome at tag team wrestling. Flair tries to get Savage to be his partner, but he wouldn’t do it because Flair beat up his dad! He tries to get Sting, but he tried to cripple Sting back in 1990. Now that Arn is no longer in his corner, Flair has no one to turn to. Great interview.
WCW Saturday Night! Watch it! 6PM eastern! TBS! The debut of Dusty Rhodes as the color man of Saturday Night, US champ Sting delivers on his promise to face Johnny B. Badd with the title on the line, world tag team champs the American Males will be in action, and we’ll hear the Giant’s response to Hogan’s challenge! Welcome to the MUTHASHIP!
Randy Savage vs. Kevin Sullivan
Sullivan beat up Savage on the set of Baywatch while he was working out and trying to show off for the ladies and now revenge is in order. Zodiac comes down to be in Sullivan’s corner during Savage’s entrance. The match actually starts on the floor. Sullivan gets away from Savage leaving Zodiac to throw him into the ringpost. Now that’s Savage is hurting, Zodiac tosses him into the ring for Sullivan to stomp around. Back to the floor. Sullivan drops Savage crotch-first on the ringpost and clotheslines him down. Typical Sullivan brawling. More of the same from Sullivan until Savage backdrops him on the floor. In the ring, Savage delivers a flying double sledge to Sullivan. With Zodiac on the apron, he tosses out Sullivan and brings Zodiac into the ring. Ref Randy Anderson tries to stop him, but he gets thrown away for the DQ. (2:59) Savage stacks up Sullivan and Zodiac for the MACHO ELBOW! Sullivan moves and Zodiac takes the full blow. Here comes the Giant! CHOKESLAM to Savage! I love it when he falls flat on the mat instead of going to his knees. Looks like it makes more of an impact. Perennial jobbers Frankie Lancaster and Mark Starr run down to try and save Savage, but they wind up taking Chokeslams too. Alex Wright leaps off the top into a bearhug and gets slammed down. Now Lex Luger runs out to possibly save Savage? He stands over Savage and then gets turned around by the Giant. Luger nails the Giant and tries to slam him, but Giant pounds him down and gives him a CHOKESLAM. Sullivan shakes his head at the Giant and tells him to stop it like he shouldn’t have done that. Is Luger in the Dungeon of Doom? Nobody knows. ¾*
Mutant criminals control the world and only one man kicks hard enough to bring in the justice! Watch Karate Cop after Nitro! So this is what Ted Turner likes to watch?
Lex Luger vs. Meng
After the break, Luger’s still down in the ring as Meng’s music plays for our main event. First the Giant, now Meng? What a bad day for Flexy Lexy. Meng completely annihilates Luger with chokes, chops, a piledriver and a suplex. Nerve holds and chinlocks ensue. Meng delivers a Samoan drop on Lex and heads up to the middle rope. He flies down and gets his head slammed to the mat. Luger fights out of a corner and when he’s backed away from stomping, Meng pulls out his GOLDEN SPIKE! Luger gets jabbed in the throat for 1-2-3. (6:47) Well the Dungeon of Doom certainly came to play tonight. *½
Next week on Nitro: Hulk Hogan will be here! World tag team champions the American Males will face the Nasty Boys! Dean Malenko! Plus the main event, Randy Savage vs. Lex Luger!
34-year-old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Long-time fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls, and Minnesota Vikings. An avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on old-school wrestling.