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WCW Pro 7/13/1997

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Pro
Date: 7/13/1997
From: Orlando, FL

1.) Jim Duggan defeated Super Calo
2.) Ultimo Dragon defeated Juventud Guerrera
3.) Mortis defeated La Parka
4.) Michael Wallstreet defeated Alex Wright

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) In case you didn’t already know, this show took place on the same day as Bash at the Beach.

2.) The first minute of Dragon/Guerrera was complete black screen for some reason. Guerrera was tossed to the floor when the screen returns to normal. Dragon is not liking the fans being behind Guerrera and keeps control with a sleeper on the mat. Dragon nails Guerrera with a clothesline leading to a near fall. Guerrera ducks a clothesline and connects with a spinning heel kick. Dragon tries for a DDT, but Guerrera counters with a bridging suplex. Dragon drops Guerrera with a back suplex. Guerrera lands on his feet on an attempted German suplex and they both end up going through the middle rope to the floor. They return to the ring where Dragon tries for a suplex, but Guerrera nearly wins with a rollup. Dragon scoop slams Guerrers and signals for the end. Dragon tries for a moonsault, but Guerrera rolls out of the way and almost wins with a standing hurricanrana. Guerrera dropkicks Dragon into the corner and stops Dragon on the top rope. Dragon elbows Guerrera on the top rope and hits a superplex. Dragon hits a standing hurricanrana, but Guerrera countered with a rollup. Dragon proceeds to finish Guerrera off with a dragon suplex for the win. (**1/2. The first minute being cut off was a bummer, but they put together a fun TV match as they hit plenty of big spots and held my interest.)

3.) Parka backs Mortis into a corner, but cleanly breaks away. Mortis backs Parka into the corner and delivers a mule kick to the chest. Mortis hammers away on Parka to gain control. Mortis delivers a few kicks, but Parka comes back with a spin kick. Parka drops Mortis with a kick to the head. Mortis plants Parka with a Fame-Asser. Mortis drops Parka with a side kick to the chest. Mortis climbs to the top rope and misses an elbow drop. Parka nails Mortis with a spinning strike. Parka misses a missile dropkick off the top. Mortis has Parka on his shoulders and hits a middle rope Samoan Drop (called the Flatliner) to win the match. (*1/4. That was a weird match as these two look like guts that should be tagging with how they are dressed and look. The match was okay for what it was, but their styles kind of clashed a little bit. Mortis is super underrated.)

4.) Wallstreet yanks Wright down by the hair a few times and keeps arm control in the opening moments of the match. Wright springboards off the ropes to arm drag Wallstreet followed by stomps on the mat. The screen goes black again, which is not ideal. Wright slams Wallstreet and dances for the crowd. Wright tries for a splash, but Wallstreet got his knees up. Wright breaks free from Wallstreet and nails Wallstreet with a heel kick. Wright hammers away on Wallstreet, but Wallstreet avoids a slip in the corner to deliver a stomp to the leg. Wallstreet gets an inside cradle on Wright, who had his foot under the bottom rope and Wallstreet wins the match. (DUD. This is incredibly hilarious to me that Wallstreet would win here. I can’t seem to understand why this would happen under any circumstance. The match was awful.)

Final Thoughts:
A fine lead in for the PPV as there was a fun Dragon/Guerrera match, but boy that main event was dreadful to 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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