Written By: Matt Peddycord
WCW Monday Nitro
October 9, 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. They’re all wearing Bears jerseys. McMichael wears his #76, Bischoff wears #1, while The Brain has a ?. Sounds about right.
Sting stops by the announce table to tell the world he’s got a plan to fix the problems between Savage and Luger.
WCW U.S. Heavyweight Champion Sting vs. Shark
No Sullivan tonight. The Giant, Zodiac and Sullivan all have a restraining order against Hulk Hogan who is in the building. Shark attacks quickly with a slam, an elbow drop and a leg drop. That gets two. Sting avoids a corner charge and starts up with a couple of Stinger Splashes. Flying bodypress gets the 1-2-3. (1:18) We in and we out. ¼*
Replay of last week’s Dungeon of Doom attack on the Hulkster including the shaving of the stache.
Sabu vs. Mr. JL
We hear some scattering of ECW chants throughout the match. Mr. JL is Jerry Lynn. It’s a good match by itself, but it makes even cooler to know what Jerry Lynn would later become in ECW. Slingshot somersault legdrop followed by a springboard legdrop gets two. JL comes back with a jumping reverse elbow. If I’m not mistaken, there’s a “Hogan sucks” chants going down now. Enziguri kick puts Sabu on the floor for a suicide dive from JL. Back in, Sabu nails JL with a spinning heel kick to send him to the floor for a high risk somersault plancha. OUCH! JL’s shoulders land right on the feet of the guardrail. Sabu sets up a chair for Air Sabu into the guardrail. Don’t know what it is, but Sabu has yet to miss a spot. He was always screwing them up in ECW. On the apron, JL flips over a suplex to give Sabu a German suplex for two. JL nails a running dropkick in the corner. Sabu reverses a corner whip and comes off the ropes to nail JL with a clothesline. He lands a split-legged moonsault to JL’s back to set up the CAMEL CLUTCH. JL grabs the ropes and then crotches Sabu up top for a DDT! SICK stuff. Now it’s Sabu who crotches his opponent for a hurracanrana. JL sits strong though and doesn’t go with the flow. He goes for a missile dropkick, but Sabu catches him in mid-air for a powerbomb! CAMEL CLUTCH! That’ll do it. (4:28) Afterwards, Sabu gives JL a sunset flip powerbomb to the floor! The crowd is still going nuts once they go over the commentators. Incredible. ***¼
In the ring, Gene Okerlund has Sting, Lex Luger and Randy Savage together. Savage doesn’t question Luger anymore, he questions why the Giant has been giving Sting any chokeslams. Sting gets a little ticked and tells him to SHUT UP! Sting doesn’t have an answer for him. His brilliant idea is if they win their matches at Halloween Havoc (Luger/Meng and Savage/Kamala), then they get to fight each other. While I doubt anybody would buy a PPV to see those two matches, they basically gave the results away. And besides, since when does Sting have the authority to make matches? Luger seems like he wants to chicken out, so Sting tells him that maybe he’s not the Total Package. Luger ~ “I AM THE TOTAL PACKAGE!” So now Savage and Luger have a date at Halloween Havoc.
Chris Benoit shows up in a limo in what looks like downtown Atlanta.
Big Bubba Rogers vs. Road Warrior Hawk
Disco Inferno both entrances, which is just a real bad idea. When his music stops, he picks up his boom box and keeps playing his music. He’s addicted! Hawk jumps at him to scare him away because he’s got serious business to take care of in the ring. Once Hawk starts walking, Disco takes a WCW hat from somebody at ringside and places it on one of Hawk’s spikes. Not cool. Anyways, this is Hawk’s first match back since Kurasawa broke his arm at the Clash two months earlier. Bubba takes over on Hawk to start with splashes and such. “LOD” chants during the whole match. Road Warrior Hawk will not take a turnbuckle smash and whips Bubba across the ring. Bubba slides underneath the turnbuckles and runs back into the ring only to charge into a powerslam. Now we see Disco Inferno dancing on the apron. Hawk grabs his silk shirt and rips it apart. He continues to beat Disco up the aisleway until he’s counted out! Bubba wins! (1:41) Did Hawk ever destroy Disco Inferno in a match for this? CRAP
Gene Okerlund introduces Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart. For the first time ever, Hogan wears all black to the ring. He even has a black neck brace. Jimmy Hart is wearing all black as well. Hogan reminds Gene and Jimmy that they’re friends, but they need to shut up. What a great friend. Hogan reminds us that he beat Andre the Giant in Detroit and he can beat the Giant there too. He mentions a certain promoter up in NYC and talks about how his ego got too big for the wrestling business. Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black to me. He says when he left that promoter, he came to WCW to plant new Hulkamaniacs whom he calls “redwoods”. Now Kevin Sullivan and the Giant are killing the trees, brother! While Hogan continues to meander on about his situation, sirens start blaring. WHAT IS HAPPENING! The Giant is driving his monster truck up to the Rosemont Horizon! He’s got Sullivan and Zodiac with him too! We’ve got cops all around doing their best to stop them from entering the arena. Since they can’t come in the building, he’s going out to meet them!
After the break, some policemen inform Bischoff that a ton of other policemen are trying to keep Hogan and the Giant apart. Okay, well we knew that was going to happen.
Stay tuned after Nitro! A CIA commando battles a nuclear terrorist with psychic powers! The movie is called Blink of an Eye. Sounds craptacular!
Arn Anderson vs. Ric Flair – Cage Match
Don’t get too excited. There’s only like five minutes left in the show. They just take turns throwing each other in the cage a bunch. I understand it’s a cage match, but come on. Brian Pillman runs in to try and climb into the cage, but Flair knocks him off. That gives AA enough time to pull out his taped knux and KO Flair when he goes for the FIGURE-FOUR for 1-2-3. (4:25 shown) Pillman helps Arn to the back holding his arm up high in the air. Flair goes nuts and runs over to rip off Bischoff’s headset to speak his mind. Next week, he wants AA and Pillman both at the same time. WOO! *½
And my tape cuts out before we figure out what will happen next week. So…that’s all for now!
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