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WCW Pro 5/11/1997

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Pro
Date: 5/11/1997
From: Orlando, FL

1.) Jim Powers & Hardwork Bobby Walker defeated Pat Tanaka & Buddy Lee Parker
2.) Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Hardbody Harrison
3.) Jeff Jarrett defeated Rick Fuller
4.) Chris Benoit defeated Mike Enos
5.) WCW Television Champion Ultimo Dragon defeated Villano IV

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Benoit goes right after Enos in the corner with strikes and chops. Benoit stomps away on Enos on the mat and checks on Woman on the floor. Benoit continues to beat on Enos, but Enos fights back with a clothesline in the corner. Enos delivers several left hand strikes and stomps in the corner. Enos chokes Benoit briefly with his own shirt. Enos plants Benoit with a back suplex. Enos goes to the floor and stalks Woman. Benoit gets up and baseball slide dropkicks Enos before sending Enos shoulder first into the ring post. Benoit drops Enos with a clothesline in the ring. Enos stops Benoit with a boot to the midsection and plants Benoit with a powerbomb. Enos blows a kiss to Woman. Benoit connects with a clothesline and locks in the Crossface to force Enos to submit. (**. A fine match between these two, though Enos is made to look like an idiot. I mean, Benoit is clearly protecting Woman and isn’t going to allow anyone to mess with her. Enos looked good in there and I enjoyed his work.)

2.) Dragon misses a spin kick early on, but hits a head scissors and sends Villano to the floor. Dragon takes Villano out with a slingshot crossbody and hits his midsection on the edge of the stage. Dragon rams Villano head first into the top turnbuckle. Dragon hits a handspring back elbow followed by several kicks to drop Villano. Dragon delivers a kick to Villano’s upper back. Dragon locks in a half Boston Crab, but doesn’t get a submission. Villano breaks free and is met with several chops. Dragon continues with a few kicks, but Villano stops Dragon with a dragon screw leg whip. Villano takes Dragon down with a head scissors and arm drag. Villano stops Dragon with a tilt a whirl backbreaker. Villano hits a fisherman suplex for a two count. Villano gets a two count after a two count. Villano clotheslines Dragon and plays to the crowd. Villano comes off the ropes to hit a knee drop for another two count. Villano takes Dragon over with a hurricanrana for a near fall. Villano stops Dragon with a snap powerslam for a two count. Villano gets another two count after a clothesline. Dragon nails Villano with a spin kick. Dragon sits Villano on the top rope and hits a hurricanrana off the top turnbuckle. Dragon takes Villano over with the Dragon suplex to win the match. (**. I wasn’t expecting Villano to get nearly the amount of offense that he ended up getting here. Dragon seemed to really damage his midsection on the floor due to the elevated edge at one point, too. Anyway, a solid main event with some good action overall.)

Final Thoughts:
A good episode this week with a couple of fine matches to make this an easy watch.

Thanks for reading.

Bob Colling Jr. View All

34-year-old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Long-time fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls, and Minnesota Vikings. An avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on old-school wrestling.

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