WCW Nitro 1/10/2000
Credit to: http://www.pwwew.net
Buffalo, New York
January 10, 2000
All week, the internet was abuzz with talks of Commissioner Terry Funk seeking revenge on the nWo. When The Funker came to the ring, by his side were three men that fell to the power of “The Powers That Be.” Now with Funk in charge, himself, Arn Anderson, Larry Zbyszko, and Paul Orndorff formed the Old Age Outlaws, a group with the nWo’s demise at the top of their list. But on this cold night in Buffalo, Funk got by with a little help from some other familiar friends.
The show started off as Terry Funk arrived in a limousine with Arn Anderson, Larry Zbyszko, and Paul Orndorff.
WCW World Tag Team Title Match
Falls Count Anywhere Match
David Flair and Crowbar with Daffney Unger d. The Filthy Animals with Rey Mysterio, Jr. and The Revolution with Asya
The Filthy Animals and The Revolution started the fight before the champions even came to the ring. Once they came out, all six remained inside, each team trying to annihilate one another. Daffney Unger screamed at the top of her lungs for no reason. Malenko attacked Mysterio outside the ring as Perry Saturn headed into the crowd. Douglas and Malenko put Mysterio onto a table by the stage. Saturn appeared from above on the first tier of the balcony where he jumped down, crashing through the table with Rey on it. Both men were injured in the jump, but David Flair seized the moment and covered Saturn for the win, retaining the tag team titles. Rey Mysterio was wheeled out on a stretcher.
Backstage, the nWo arrived and the band gave Scott Steiner a car full of beautiful women for his birthday.
Backstage, Terry Funk, Arn Anderson, Paul Orndorff, and Larry Zbyszko sat watching the monitor.
Backstage, Scott Steiner was shown entering a room with his birthday girls.
Interview: Oklahoma said women belong in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant. He stated that he would take the Cruiserweight Title from Madusa at Souled Out. He then challenged any women in the building to come out and get their ass kicked. The music played and out walked Asya. Oklahoma, with no time to change his pants, took his beating from the Revolution bodyguard as Madusa made her way to the ring. He broke the BBQ sauce bottle over Asya’s head as Madusa entered the ring. Before she could do anything, he cracked her in the head with a broom and broke it over her back.
Backstage, Terry Funk and company made their way to the ring.
Backstage, the nWo stood outside Scott Steiner’s door calling his name.
Interview: Terry Funk, Arn Anderson, Paul Orndorff and Larry Zbyszko
Funk carried a branding iron from his infamous Double Cross Ranch. Funk named his group the Old Age Outlaws. Arn said he would get revenge on the nWo sometime in the night. Zbyszko said that tradition still rules and legends never die. Orndorff pointed out the Power Plant Elite at ringside. The nWo music played and the band hit the stage with their bevy of beauties. Nash berated Funk’s attire. Funk told Jarrett he would be in three matches – a wrestling match, a bunkhouse match, and a steel cage match. Funk told Jarrett he would be facing three of Terry’s very close friends and the referee would be Chris Benoit. Bret said that wasn’t fair, so Funk told him his match for the night. Bret would be defending the WCW Title against fellow nWo member Kevin Nash. The Funker said if they took it easy on each other, they would be suspended for a year without pay and Bret would be stripped of the title. In closing, the commish told Scott Steiner that he would get his mouth washed out with soap.
Backstage, The Old Age Outlaws discussed their plans for the nWo.
Backstage, Buff Bagwell and DDP were shown making their way to the ring.
Outside, Arn Anderson approached a limousine but after opening the door, realized he had the wrong one.
Backstage, Kimberly was shown walking into the arena.
Backstage, when Kevin Nash told Bret he would just lay down for him, Hart said he didn’t want to win like that. Nash then said he would take the belt from Hart.
Interview: Buff Bagwell and Diamond Dallas Page
This was a five-minute face to face interview to try to get some of their problems out in the air. They were told that if they lost their tempers and came to blows, they would be fined $50,000. DDP tried to antagonize Buff, but Bagwell said he and Kimberly were just friends. Page accused Buff of hitting on his wife at a bar in Little Rock, but Bagwell once again said he and Kim were only friends. Backstage, Kimberly watched on a monitor. Bagwell said he would take a lie detector test. DDP said the boys tell him that Buff brags about Kim’s birthmark. When Buff said all the boys have seen it, DDP punched him twice in the face but, as he turned to leave, Bagwell attacked Page with a police baton and slapped his face, all the while still proclaiming his innocence.
Bunkhouse Brawl Match
George “The Animal” Steele d. Jeff Jarrett
Benoit was the special referee. Jarrett came to the ring with a wheelbarrow full of plunder. The Old Age Outlaws came out and introduced George “The Animal” Steele as Jarrett’s first opponent. Steele came to the ring with a bucket of trash cans, which he threw into the ring. As Steele ripped open a turnbuckle, Jarrett blasted him with a guitar shot. The Chosen One turned around and was caught with a spinebuster courtesy of Anderson. Benoit rolled Steele on top of Jarrett and counted the three count, giving The Animal the win.
Backstage, Scott Steiner let the first round of girls out of the room and brought the next round in.
Backstage, Jeff Jarrett told Nash to kick Bret out of the nWo. Nash said they would after he took his title.
Backstage, the Old Age Outlaws congratulated George Steele as Funk told Arn to go get the next guy.
Interview: Stevie Ray
Ray put down the entire announcing team and the people of Buffalo. Ray said that Harlem Heat never got a chance until Booker T went solo and won the TV Title. Booker and Midnight came to the ring. Booker asked his brother what the problem was. Booker said he would never wrestle his brother, but as he walked away, Ray spun him around and slapped him across the face. Booker then said he would wrestle Stevie at Souled Out.
Backstage, Jeff Jarrett told Bret Hart that he thought Nash was jealous because he didn’t have a belt. Hart said Nash disrespected him.
Tito Santana d. Jeff Jarrett
Funk came to the ring and introduced Tito Santana as the next opponent for Jeff Jarrett. The Chosen One pushed the Buffalo Bills’ Ted Washington at ringside. Once inside, Jarrett and Santana hooked it up, with the US champion getting the better of the fight. Jarrett and Benoit shoved each other, allowing Tito to take control. As Zbyszko “distracted” Benoit, Washington came from the crowd and up onto the apron. He shoved Jarrett into an awaiting Paul Orndorff piledriver. “Mr. Wonderful” put Tito on top and Benoit counted the fall, making Jarrett’s record for the night 0-2 so far.
Interview: Tank Abbot came to the ring and ran down WCW Head of Security Doug Dillinger. He told Del linger he would give him a free shot if he came to the ring. Dillinger came out and tried to calm Tank down. As Abbot grabbed Dillinger by the tie, Doug took his shot and both men went to the canvas. Security immediately hit the ring and cuffed Tank. Jerry Flynn ran in and got his revenge on Abbot, kicking him in the head, as he was handcuffed and defenseless.
Outside, Arn Anderson greeted the next opponent for Jarrett, “Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka.
Backstage, Bret Hart and Kevin Nash were shown preparing for their match.
Backstage, Chris Benoit was shown lying on the ground, a victim of an attack.
Steel Cage Match
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka d. Jeff Jarrett
Jarrett beat on Snuka, running him again and again into the steel cage. Benoit came down the aisle and entered the ring. Once inside, Benoit fought Jarrett, taking him to the canvas. The Crippler started to the top, but Jarrett stopped him. Orndorff and Zbyszko entered the ring and took Jarrett down. As Snuka turned around and noticed Jarrett out on the mat, He started is ascent to the top of the cage on one side, as Benoit did the same on the other. Snuka rewrote history, delivering his patented splash from the top of the cage, followed by a Benoit diving headbutt from the same level. Superfly covered Jarrett and The Crippler counted the 1-2-3 for the win.
Backstage, Zbyszko and Orndorff tied a drunk Scott Steiner to the wall as Funk gave him his birthday present, putting a bar of soap in Big Poppa Pump’s mouth.
WCW World Heavyweight Title Match
No Contest – Kevin Nash vs. Bret Hart
Nash started strong against The Hitman, but Hart pounded back on his fellow nWo mate. Bret connected with a headbutt that slowed both men down. Hart went to work on the left knee of Big Sexy, wearing him down for the patented Sharpshooter. Nash recovered and maneuvered Bret into the corner, delivering a series of stinging elbows to the head. A low blow brought The Hitman to the canvas. Hart returned the favor, catching Nash with a back kick between the legs. Nash retrieved a chair from ringside, but was leveled by Arn Anderson with a lead pipe. Anderson took over as the referee as Sid made his way to the ring. The cage lowered from the ceiling, locking Sid, Bret, and Arn inside. Vicious delivered two powerbombs to the world champion and Anderson counted a three count, foreshadowing what may very well happen at Souled Out on Sunday. The commish came down the aisle with a flaming branding iron in hand and proceeded to “brand” Kevin Nash on the stomach as Nitro went off the air.
Bob Colling Jr. View All
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.
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