Written by: Bob Colling
World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
From: Johnstown, PA
1.) Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Lenny Lane
2.) The Barbarian defeated Chad Fortune
3.) Stevie Ray defeated Johnny Swinger
4.) David Taylor defeated Chase Tatum
5.) La Parka defeated Damien 666
6.) Kendall Windham defeated Dale Tolbert
7.) Jerry Flynn wrestled Hugh Morrus to a no contest
8.) Fit Finlay defeated Mark Guthrie
9.) Disco Inferno defeated Prince Iaukea
10.) WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. fought Billy Kidman to a no contest
1.) Dusty Rhodes is back on Saturday Night alongside Scott Hudson and Mike Tenay!
2.) Chavo dropkicks a seated Lane early on, but Lane taunts the fans. Lane complains that Chavo grabbed his tights. Lane kicks Chavo in the midsection followed by a few strikes. Chavo clotheslines Lane followed by an atomic drop and a dropkick to send Lane to the floor. Chavo works over Lane with a few chops but Lane hits a twisting flapjack. Lane hits a rolling neck snap. Lane rams Chavo into the corner and chokes Chavo over the middle rope. Lane plants Chavo with a gut wrench powerbomb. Lodi has come down to ringside. Lane eye rakes Chavo and delivers a scoop slam followed by a leg drop for a two count. Lane rakes Chavo’s back a few times but misses a few clotheslines. Chavo comes off the ropes to hit a crossbody for a near fall. Lane plants Chavo with an inverted powerbomb to counter a body scissors. Lane talks to Lodi and showing off his muscles. Lodi decides Lane has the match and turns his back. Chavo spikes Lane with a tornado DDT and wins the match. (*1/2. For the most part, this appeared to be an angle to get Lane and Lodi over. It’s good to see Lane get some kind of focus as he’s an enjoyable worker. Chavo is the right guy to be going over at this point, though.)
3.) Mean Gene conducted an interview with Curt Hennig and Bobby Duncum Jr. Hennig continues to say that rap is crap. Hennig shows the back of his head to Gene that is red. Gene makes fun of Hennig’s left arm being red being out in the car. Duncum chimes in and says they have proven they are the best. Hennig laughs at embarrassing Master P. Hennig is shocked to hear Master P and No Limit Soldiers will be on Nitro this coming week.
4.) Morrus starts off striking Flynn a few times against the ropes. Flynn avoids a clothesline to hit a spinning heel kick. Flynn continues with a discus chop. Flynn delivers a few kicks in the corner and a running spinning heel kick going over the top to the floor. Jimmy Hart seems to be recruiting Flynn with a money sign. Flynn gets back in the ring and is splashed by Morrus a few times. Morrus sends Flynn to the floor to allow Jimmy Hart to talk to Flynn. Flynn almost nails Hart with a spin kick. Hart wants Flynn to join them. Morrus absorbs a few kicks and wants Flynn to listen to Jimmy Hart. Flynn goes to the floor and listens to Hart speak. Flynn likes the idea and leaves the ringside area with Morrus and Hart. Jerry Flynn has joined the First Family. Flynn almost decks a fan in the front row and security runs over to stop that.
5.) Mike Enos comes into the ring to help Mark Guthrie after Finlay delivered two tombstone piledrivers. Enos plants Finlay with a powerslam and slams Finlay. Enos beats on Finlay in the corner but runs into the boot. Finlay hits the post shoulder first and pulls Enos to the floor. Finlay sends Enos into the steps. Enos tosses Finlay into the railing and drops Fit chest first over the railing. Enos avoids a chair shot and slides the chair into the ring. Enos wants to use the chair but the the referee stops him. Finlay jabs Enos with a chair and forces the referee to count a pin, which he does. Finlay jabs the chair into Guthrie’s throat on the floor. After the match, Enos wants to know if Finlay has the guts to fight him again and Finlay walks off. (NR. This whole segment was a cluster. The ring person didn’t know if Enos/Finlay was a match and the referee didn’t know what was going on either.)
6.) Iaukea attacks Inferno during his entrance but gets sent into the apron. Inferno tosses Iaukea into the ring and gets control with kicks in the corner. Iaukea is sent into the corner and goes over the top to the floor. Iaukea misses a sunset flip into the ring and crashes to the mat. Iaukea bails to the floor to regroup. Inferno scoop slams Iaukea and goes to the middle rope to hit a forearm drop. Iaukea is able to drop Inferno to the mat and gets a two count. Iaukea continues with a snap suplex for a near fall. Iaukea barely kicks Inferno with a savant and keeps control of the match. Iaukea clotheslines Inferno in the corner and taunts the crowd. Iaukea kicks Inferno and delivers a quick leg drop. Iaukea clotheslines Inferno after getting out of a backslide. Iaukea tries for a cocky cover and Inferno kicks out. Inferno hits a swinging neckbreaker for a two count. Inferno atomic drops Iaukea and delivers another clothesline for a near fall. Iaukea hits a rolling slam and misses a springboard splash. Inferno hits the Last Dance for the win. (*1/2. It could have been worse. I like Iaukea having some personality as a heel act. They were a little sloppy and some of the strikes didn’t look clean, but it wasn’t awful.)
7.) Kidman gets on the microphone and says that he’s friends with Mysterio and wants the gold because the gold attracts more chicks. But, they made the match and he’s ready to fight. Rey agrees that the fans would rather see them together but they’re not going to ruin and friendships and have a clean match. Dusty Rhodes mentions when he had the gold he never got any chicks. Mysterio head scissors Kidman out of the corner. Kidman hits a head scissors from the apron into the ring. Curt Hennig and Bobby Duncum Jr. run into the ring and attack both Mysterio and Kidman. Konnan runs into the ring barefoot to make the save. Konnan drops Hennig with a rolling clothesline. Hennig and Duncum bail to the floor to avoid a beating. (NR. Typical WCW to promote a rather big match and we don’t get it.)
There is some angle advancement on WCW Saturday Night! Flynn joining the First Family is an interesting turn of events. Flynn is growing on me with his in-ring stuff that I’ve seen thus far. The lack of a main event is quite a disappointment and is an example of WCW not bringing a good product to their fans.
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