WCW Pro 7/6/1997

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Pro
Date: 7/6/1997
From: Orlando, FL

1.) Prince Iaukea defeated Billy Kidman
2.) Mortis defeated Jerry Flynn
3.) Meng & Barbarian defeated Power Company
4.) Glacier defeated Hack Myers
5.) Public Enemy defeated High Voltage

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Iaukea takes Kidman down to the mat and they trade hammerlocks. Iaukea hip tosses Kidman followed by an arm drag. Kidman nails Iaukea with a dropkick and a hip toss. Iaukea drops Kidman with a savant kick for a two count. Iaukea hits a northern lights suplex for another two count. Iaukea keeps a sleeper hold on Kidman to maintain control of the contest. Kidman gets a sunset flip on Iaukea for a two count followed by an inside cradle. Iaukea rams Kidman in the corner and dumps Kidman to the apron. Kidman forearms Iaukea from the apron and hits a slingshot head scissors. Kidman slams Iaukea to maintain control. Kidman sends Iaukea chest first into the corner and connects with a clothesline for a two count. Iaukea delivers a kick and tries for a powerbomb, but Kidman counters with a hurricanrana only for Iaukea to roll through and pins Kidman! (**. That was actually not all that bad and I credit Kidman for getting the match to the point. Kidman carried the match and came across as the star compared to Iaukea, really. Even in defeat, you can’t powerbomb Kidman.)

2.) Myers tries to attack in the corner, but Glacier delivers strikes. Glacier nails Myers with a heel kick in the corner. Glacier takes Myers over with a hip toss and a savant kick to send Myers to the floor. Myers misses a clothesline and Glacier plants Myers with a back suplex. Glacier finishes Myers off with a superkick to win the match. (1/2*. I was stunned to see Hack Myers getting a shot in WCW in 1997. Glacier looked fine here, really.)

3.) Kaos and Rocco kickoff the tag main event. Kaos clotheslines Rock and Grunge enters to clothesline Kaos. Rage clotheslines Rock from behind to send him to the floor. Rage and Rock brawl on the floor while Kaos trades strikes with Grunge. Rage drops Rock over the apron face first. Grunge nails Kaos with a clothesline. Grunge and Kaos are brawling around ringside, too. Rock and Rage return to the ring where Rage press slams Rock to the mat. Kaos chokes Grugne on the floor. Rage splashes Rock in the corner and misses a another splash going chest first in the corner. Grunge uses a crutch on Kaos outside the ring. Rock and Rage are on the floor brawling, again. Kaos hooks Grunge for a snap suplex but misses an elbow drop. Rage is put on the table and it breaks. Grunge rams Kaos into the corner face first. Kaos knee lifts Grunge a few times in the corner. Rock sends Rage into the post and clotheslines Kaos to help Grunge. Public Enemy hit a double side Russian leg sweep on Kaos. Grunge slams Kaos and Rock hits the Drive By to win the match. (*. I’m kind of surprised that High Voltage didn’t get a win here or at least a better showing. They lasted longer than their previous match, but it was a disappointing showing. The table breaking probably caused their plans to change for the match, too.)

Final Thoughts:
There was an average Iaukea match, which is almost a miracle. However, this episode was a little lackluster for me.

Thanks for reading.

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