Written by: Bob Colling
World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
From: Atlanta, GA
1.)Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham defeated Cactus Jack & Diamond Dallas Page
2.)Larry Zbyszko defeated Joey Maggs
3.)WCW United Sates Tag Team Champion Greg Valentine defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell
4.)Ron Simmons & Junkyard Dog defeated George South & Mike Thor
5.)WCW Lightweight Champion Brian Pillman defeated Richard Morton in a non-title match
6.)WCW World Champion Sting defeated Mark Cantabury
7.)WCW United States Champion Rick Rude defeated Greg Casey
8.)Scott Steiner defeated WCW Television Champion Steve Austin by disqualification
1. Paul E. Dangerously comes out to talk to Jim Ross. Dangerously admits that he was dressed like a ninja but he wasn’t part of the Steamboat/Rude match. Dangerously is going to be on the phone with his lawyer to get the decision to be reversed.
2.Page and Rhodes kicked off the opening contest with Page delivering a right hand but Rhodes fought back with several of his own. Windham comes off the top to come down across Page’s arm. Page hits a side Russian leg sweep when Windham is distracted by Jack. Rhodes is tagged in and clotheslines Jack. Jack is sent to the floor following another clothesline but on the floor Jack rams Rhodes into the guard railing. Jack storms out of the corner to turn Rhodes inside out with a clothesline. Rhodes collides head with Jack but Windham gets the hot tag, as does page. Windham cleans house with strikes on both opponents. Windham hits the lariat and pins Page. After the match, Eric Bischoff interviews the winners. Rhodes tells Zbyszko and Austin that their issues are not over and they will meet them in a bunkhouse match at some point. Windham says there is a score to be settled between these two teams. He says they will experience pain they have never felt before!
3. I was hoping for Bagwell to still have a neck brace or something, but he is perfectly fine considering the attack last week. Bagwell starts off with some quick offense to send Valentine to the floor. Valentine stops Bagwell with a short clothesline. Valentine chops away on Bagwell in the corner to maintain control. Valentine focuses his punishment on Bagwell’s right knee. Valentine drops Bagwell down with a knee breaker. Valentine delivers a gut buster before missing a middle rope elbow drop. Terrance Taylor and Tom Zenk are now at ringside. Bagwell knocks Taylor off the apron and Zenk hits him with a few right hands. Taylor trips Bagwell and Valentine delivers a simple elbow drop for the win. Taylor and Valentine beat down Zenk and Bagwell with Valentine putting the figure four on Zenk.
4. Morton and Pillman will finally be able to settle their recent issues this week on Saturday Night. Pillman slaps Morton to the floor in the early moments of the match. Pillman again sends Morton to the floor with a head scissors and kicks Morton into the railing. Pillman gets a two count following a cross body and goes back to work on Morton’s arm. Morton gets the advantage and wraps Pillman’s leg around the ring post a couple of times. Pillman is trapped in the figure four and is nearly counted out a couple of times. Yikes,the finish was very slow and bad looking. Pillman rolls Morton up with a bridge to win the bout.
5. This is an interesting main event, Steve Austin vs. Scott Steiner. Steiner controls Austin with a single leg lock but Austin gets out of it when Madusa distracts Steiner from the apron. Steiner goes to the floor after Madusa got involved again. They continue to have mat wrestling based offense for the first few minutes of the match. Steiner tosses Austin over with a overhead belly to belly suplex. Austin runs into a clothesline after a few right hands. Steiner hooks Austin up and hits a double under hook suplex. Austin is driven down to the mat by Steiner with a tilt a whirl slam and Austin is sent to the floor. Austin avoids Steiner as he charges towards him and Steiner crashes to the floor where Madusa kicks Steiner in the ribs. Austin sends Steiner hard back first into the guard railing to add some punishment on the floor. Austin delivers another double axe handle from off the apron. Steiner battles back on the floor and they return to the ring. Steiner plants Austin with a double under hook power bomb after absorbing some offense. Steiner hits a belly to belly suplex as well! Steiner hits the Frankensteiner but the Dangerous Alliance enters to attack Steiner. Rick Steiner enters but is dumped to the floor by Anderson. Rick plants Anderson with a top rope bulldog! That’s it!
It was a better episode compared to last week. I’d consider it to be an average episode, though. The main event was a good television match. That seems to be the trend as of late. There is one good match and the rest of the show is just filler segments, it seems like. This weeks program gets a thumbs in the middle.
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