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WCW Saturday Night 6/28/1997

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date: 6/28/1997

1.) WCW Television Champion Lord Steven Regal defeated Bobby Eaton to retain the title
2.) Konnan defeated Tim Cheeks
3.) Meng defeated the Renegade
4.) Mortis & Wrath defeated Armstrong Brothers (Scott & Steve)
5.) WCW United States Champion Jeff Jarrett defeated Scotty Riggs to retain the title

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Former partners collide as Regal and Eaton square off. Remember, back in 1995 and early 1996, Regal and Eaton teamed together when they were the Blue Bloods. Eaton’s also a former WCW Television Champion.

2.) Regal backs Eaton into a corner to deliver several strikes. Eaton fights back with several right hands of his own and Regal begs off in the corner. Regal has wrist control on Eaton for a moment, but that doesn’t last very long. They trade wrist control with Regal taking Eaton to the mat after yanking Eaton’s hair. Regal drops Eaton with a uppercut followed by several stomps. Regal continues to beat on Eaton with strikes in the corner followed by a knee drop. For some reason, we see Joey Maggs watching this match. Regal uppercuts Eaton to the mat. Eaton backdrops Regal followed by a swinging neckbreaker. Regal rolls to the floor but gets kicked by Eaton. Regal blocks a kick and sends Eaton’s right leg into the ring post. Regal quickly takes advantage and wins the match with the Regal Stretch, which Eaton tried to fight off but couldn’t. (*1/2. Ya know, this isn’t s bad match, for the most part. There wasn’t any doubt that Eaton was going to go down in defeat. The finish felt fresh and wasn’t something done very often.) After the match, Joey Maggs left the area disappointed in Eaton losing.

3.) Steve and Mortis start the tag match with Mortis getting control in the corner with a few shoulder rams and kicks to the midsection. Steve nails Mortis with a standing dropkick and gets control with a headlock. Wrath decks Steve from the apron to allow Mortis to hit a northern lights suplex for a two count. Scott comes off the middle rope with an axe handle. Mortis works over Scott with a few strikes in the corner and Wrath is tagged in to keep advantage. Scott ducks a strike and hammers away on Wrath before hitting a backbreaker. Wrath kicks Scott before tagging in Mortis. Wrath drops Scott throat first over the top rope. Mortis kicks Scott and tags in Wrath, who hits the Death Penalty for the win. After the match, Glacier and Ernest Miller slide into the ring to scare Mortis and Wrath to the floor. (1/2*. Well, I was hoping the Armstrong Brothers would be able to get a little bit more of a fight. I won’t complain about Wrath and Mortis getting a good enhancement match.)

4.) Jarrett arm drags Riggs and does his trademark strut. Jarrett scoop slams Riggs and lays over the top rope saying that it is too easy. Riggs shoves Jarrett to the mat and keeps control with a drop toe hold. Jarrett misses an elbow drop after a drop toe hold and Riggs keeps a headlock on Jarrett. Jarrett avoids a rollup by hanging onto the ropes and slams Riggs. Jarrett slams Riggs but misses an elbow drop. Riggs goes to the top rope but the referee is shoved into the ropes. Riggs falls throat first over the top rope. Jarrett misses a backdrop attempt, but Jarrett drops Riggs with a right hand. Riggs back elbows Jarrett but Jarrett plants Riggs with a jumping DDT. Jarrett claims that this is just too easy, again. Riggs comes off the ropes and collides with Jarrett causing both men to go down. Riggs nearly wins after both men were nearly counted out. Riggs hammers away on Jarrett before hitting a dropkick. Riggs clotheslines Jarrett a few times. Riggs plants Jarrett with a vertical suplex for a two count. Riggs goes to the top rope and misses a missile dropkick. Jarrett takes advantage by locking in the figure four for the win. Riggs is forced to submit. (*1/2. It wasn’t too bad and actually exceeded what I was expecting to see. Riggs had a few good moments to shine and Jarrett plays the overly confident heel role rather well.)

5.) Lee Marshall interviews WCW United States Champion Jeff Jarrett, who says that everything is going good for him lately. Jarrett says in two weeks that he gets the chance to put Mongo in the figure four. Marshall notes that Jarrett doesn’t have Debra, who is taking credit for Jarrett’s title accomplishment. Jarrett says that last year the Four Horsemen was falling apart when he arrived. Jarrett takes credit for reuniting the Four Horsemen and doesn’t believe that he’s on probation. Jarrett thinks a little bit of professional jealously is going on. Jarrett notes he’s beaten them all and that has led to jealously. Jarrett is a member because Ric Flair said so.

Final Thoughts:
The matches this week were rather weak and there’s nothing here to check out.

Thanks for reading.

Bob Colling Jr. View All

31-year old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Longtime fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Vikings. Avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on the old school wrestling.

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