WCW Saturday Night 6/6/1998

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date: 6/6/1998
From: Portland, ME

1.) Juventud Guerrera, Super Calo & Ciclope defeated Damien, El Dandy & Silver King
2.) Public Enemy defeated Power Company
3.) Roadblock defeated Frankie Lancaster
4.) Jim Neidhart defeated Kendall Windham
5.) Chris Adams defeated Glacier
6.) WCW Television Champion Fit Finlay defeated Renegade
7.) Mike Enos defeated Mike Tolbert
8.) Jim Duggan defeated Barry Darsow
9.) WCW Tag Team Champion The Giant defeated Konnan

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Guerrera and Damien start the match with Guerrera sending Damien to the floor. Dandy and Ciclope tag in with Dandy delivering a right hand for the early advantage. Ciclope hits a missile dropkick for a two count. Calo comes off the top with an axe handle on Dandy. Dandy stops Calo with a kick to the chest and King enters to deliver a superkick. Calo head scissors King to the mat, but King quickly recovers with stomps. King dropkicks Calo after lifting Calo into the air. King misses a splash in the corner and Calo hits a missile dropkick for a two count. Guerrera avoids a dropkick by Damien and hits a seated dropkick. King avoids a charging Guerrera in the corner and that allows Guerrera to be triple teamed. King almost wins the match after yanking Guerrera down by his hair. Guerrera hits a hurricanrana and nearly pinned King. Guerrera almost pins King with a rollup. King clotheslines Guerrera for a two count. King accidentally gets dropkicked by Dandy. Dandy sends Ciclope to the floor before hitting a suicide dive. Calo dives off the top onto Dandy. King takes Calo out with a springboard crossbody to the floor. Guerrera dropkicks Damien and soon hits the Juvi Driver for the win. (**1/4. A decent six man tag that included everything you’d expect from these six guys. I was thinking we’d see a more high impact finish, but it was obvious Guerrera was going to be getting the win.)

2.) Chris Jericho’s video of claiming he’s a victim of a conspiracy is shown, and it’s great.

3.) Vandenberg’s Odditorium is next and he talks about Hogan, Bret, Randy Savage and Piper being in the same pot and how that would be chaos. He thinks they have all lost their minds. Vandenberg doesn’t think that any of them can trust their partner. He wants to know when Bret Hart became Hulk Hogan’s cheerleader. You’ve got to treat everyone else as #2 while looking out for yourself. Vandenberg thinks that Bret Hart is stirring the pot and doubts that he is wrong.

4.) This is the fourth time Glacier and Chris Adams are meeting on Saturday Night. Glacier backs Adams into a corner, but cleanly backs away. Glacier leg sweeps Adams and taunts the fans. Adams takes Glacier down to the mat and delivers several right hands before they go to the floor. Adams rams Glacier chest first into the guard railing. Glacier sends Adams back first into the railing. Adams shoves Glacier face first into the ring post. Adams forearms Glacier but is met with a kick to the midsection after coming off the top rope. Glacier stomps on Adams in the corner. Glacier goes to the top, but Adams press slams Glacier to the mat. Adams clotheslines Glacier and continues with a backdrop. Adams spikes Glacier with a piledriver. Perry Saturn enters the ring and drops both men with a superkick. Saturn hits a Death Valley Driver on Adams and does the same to Glacier. Saturn stands on the middle rope to end the segment. (*. I was rather disappointed that this Saturday Night feud ending with Saturn taking them all out.)

5.) Lee Marshall interviews Reese regarding his match with Juventud Guerrera, who is quite smaller than him. Reese puts over Guerrera’s huge heart. Reese asks Lee Marshall who he’d take in this fight knowing the size difference. Reese is going to knock Guerrera out and pin him. Marshall reminds Reese of the David vs. Goliath story before ending the interview.

6.) Lee Marshall interviews Eddie Guerrero, who is acting weird behind Lee looking for Chavo Guerrero Jr. Eddie asks Marshall if Chavo is around. Upon hearing that Chavo hasn’t been around, Eddie says that Chavo can’t disrespect him and make him look like a fool. Eddie is going to teach Chavo what respect is all about. Eddie switches up and apologizes saying he overreacted. Eddie did everything because he wants to make Chavo a better wrestler. Eddie gets on his knees and says he doesn’t want to fight Chavo. Eddie is begging for forgiveness and he loves Chavo. “If you hurt me, you’re hurting your idol”

7.) Giant shoves Konnan down to the mat but misses a splash in the corner. Konnan hammers away on Giant a few times. Giant clotheslines Konnan in the corner followed by a headbutt to send Konnan to the floor. Konnan drops Giant over the top rope throat first. Konnan delivers right hands in the corner and hits a crossbody to knock Giant off his feet for a two count. Vincent enters the ring, but Konnan hits the cradle DDT. Giant grabs Konnan to hit the chokeslam for the win. (DUD. Why on earth is Giant bumping on a crossbody by Konnan? That just looked ridiculous. Also, why does Giant need help from Vincent to win? I did not like the booking here.)

Final Thoughts:
Aside from the six man tag match, which was decent, this was a lackluster overall episode of Saturday Night.

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