WCW Worldwide 5/9/1992

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Worldwide
From: Atlanta, GA

1.) WCW Television Champion Steve Austin defeated Firebreaker Chip
2.) Bobby Eaton defeated Dustin Rhodes
3.) Scotty Flamingo defeated John Peterson
4.) Vinnie Vegas defeated Randy Starr
5.) Ricky Steamboat defeated Cactus Jack in the Quarter-Finals of the WCW Nintendo Top Ten Challenge Tournament

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) The start for Rhodes vs. Eaton is quite slow as they seem to be stalling for time. Rhodes nails Eaton with a few elbow strikes and knocks Eaton over the top to the floor. Dustin wrenches on the arm of Eaton and stomps on the arm followed by an elbow drop. Eaton stops Rhodes with an eye rake and knee lifts Rhodes to the floor. On the floor, Dustin sends Eaton into the ring post but misses a clothesline and hits the post instead. Eaton sends Rhodes shoulder first into the post again. Eaton plants Rhodes with a single arm breaker and wrenches on the arm. Eaton and Dangerously are cheating but Rhodes refuses to give in. The referee sees the cheating and Dustin gets up to hammer away on Eaton. Rhodes atomic drops Eaton and hits a leaping clothesline for a two count. Rhodes dropkicks Eaton and gets a two count. Eaton elbows Rhodes in the corner and struggles to the top rope. Dustin stops Bobby hitting a power slam off the top and hits the running bulldog but Dangerously distracts the referee not eh apron. Diamond Studd enters to leg drop Rhodes and Eaton has the cover to win the match. (**. A decent match between these two with the random interference from Studd. It’s a good victory especially for Eaton, though.)

2.) WCW World Tag Team Champions Steiner Brothers cut a promo. Rick Steiner knew that they would win the tag titles sooner or later. Scott Steiner puts over Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton as a great team, but it was just a matter of time for them. Scott calls them cheaters who never beat them to begin with. They will take on any team for the tag titles. They have no reason to backdown from any team.

3.) Jesse Ventura interviews Paul E. Dangerously. They discuss Ricky Steamboat with Dangerously saying that Steamboat is part of a conspiracy that is led by K. Allen Frye. He says that Frye has tried to end the Dangerous Alliance. Dangerously leads the most dangerous group in wrestling history. He says they are red hot and out of control.

4.) Jack starts the match with a knee lift to knock Steamboat down to the canvas. Ricky rams Jack head first into the turnbuckle a couple of times. Ricky plants Jack with a DDT but only manages a two count. Ricky sunset flips Jack but only gets a two count. Jack elbows Steamboat in the corner but Ricky takes Cactus over with an arm drag. Cactus decks Ricky with a right hand but doesn’t avoid a dropkick. Cactus sends Ricky over the top but Ricky hangs on only for Cactus to clothesline himself and Steamboat over the top to the floor but the match continues. Cactus brings Steamboat into the ring with a suplex from the apron. Cactus hits a leg drop. Jack is working over the injured face of Steamboat and manages to hit a discus clothesline. Ricky takes Jack over with a back suplex and delivers a few strikes. Jack misses a running spear and hits the post. Steamboat goes to the top and hits a flying cross body for the victory. (**. I was mainly interested in this one because of the different styles and I thought they worked relatively well against each other. I would have thought Jack would get a win here considering he is in line for a major PPV title match soon, but I guess Steamboat is far too big a name to job here.)

Final Thoughts:
A couple of decent matches on the show made the viewing quite easy. Worldwide consistently had strong feature matches, as you’ll see as I review the shows in which that applies.

Thanks for reading.

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