Written by: Bob Colling
World Championship Wrestling presents Main Event
From: Gainesville, GA
1.) Nasty Boys defeated Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce
1.) Sags and Pierce kickoff the match with Pierce hammering away on Sags. Sags battles back with right hands in the corner followed by a knee strike. Pierce hip tosses Sags followed by an elbow strike. Pierce tries to slam Sags, but Knobbs comes in to deliver a knee leading to a two count. Knobbs tags in and drops an elbow after a double team strike with Sags. Knobbs misses a clothesline and collides with Pierce. Slazenger tags in and delivers an elbow drop after a drop toe hold by Pierce. Slazenger works over Knobbs with strikes in the corner. Knobbs drives Slazenger down to the mat face first. Knobbs tags in Sags to keep control on Slazenger. Sags misses a splash in the corner and lands on the middle rope. Slazenger tags in Pierce and Pierce runs the ropes only for Knobbs to pull the ropes down. Knobbs sends Pierce back into the ring for Sags to deliver a knee drop. Sags gets a Boston Crab on Pierce but doesn’t get a submission. Knobbs delivers an elbow drop and axe handle strike to Pierce on the mat. Knobbs continues with a chin lock, but doesn’t get a submission.
Knobbs decks Slazenger off the apron to prevent a tag from taking place. Sags side slams Pierce for a two count. Knobbs tags in and elbow drops Pierce and locks in a chin lock. Pierce falls backwards to break the hold. Slazenger gets the hot tag and hammers away on Knobbs. Sags gets met with an elbow strike. Slazenger slams and clotheslines Knobbs. Nasty Boys double team Slazenger until Pierce rams them into each other. Sags has a bullrope and whacks Slazenger over the back from the apron and Knobbs gets the three count. (*1/2. The action started off good as they kept a brawling pace, but it soon became a slow and plodding tag match with the basic spots that made this feel like a house show match. I like Slazenger and Pierce and feel they’d be worth a push at some point in WCW.)
I was hopeful that the tag match would deliver the goods, and it did for about two minutes and quickly stalled out. They heavily promoted Hogan’s debut on the Clash coming up, so there’s that, too.
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