WCW Main Event 8/14/1994

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Main Event
Date: 8/14/1994
From: Columbus, GA

1.) Ricky Steamboat & Johnny B. Badd defeated WCW Television Champion Lord Steven Regal & WCW United States Champion Steve Austin

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Austin and Badd kickoff the tag match with Austin working over Badd’s left arm. Badd counters quickly with a wrist lock of his own. Steamboat tags in, but Austin takes Steamboat over the ropes and beats on Steamboat with strikes. Steamboat fights back with chops and a chop to the chest. Badd decks Austin from the apron and Austin bails to the floor after another strike by Steamboat. Regal tags into the match to try his luck against Steamboat. Regal uppercuts Steamboat in the corner and Steamboat comes back with a hip toss. Regal drops Steamboat face first to the mat to counter a head scissors. Regal knee strikes Steamboat and Austin returns to the crowd to deliver a knee drop. Austin keeps a chin lock on Steamboat for a few moments. Steamboat drops Austin with an electric chair slam. Badd gets the tag and hammers away on Austin followed by a backdrop. Austin stops Badd with an elbow strike. Austin tags in Regal and Regal drops Badd with an uppercut for a two count. Regal continues to deliver forearm strikes in the corner and Austin returns to the match. Austin keeps control with several knee drops. Austin takes Badd over with a vertical suplex leading to a near fall. Badd elbows free from Austin and Austin drops Badd with a backdrop. Austin climbs to the top rope but is met in midair with a dropkick! Badd tags in Steamboat as Regal enters. Steamboat arm drags Regal followed by a scoop slam. Steamboat pummels Austin and the same for Regal. All four men are in the ring brawling until Badd is sent to the floor. Steamboat is double teamed until Badd trips and holds Regal allowing Steamboat to rollup Austin to win the match. (*1/2. The crowd was pretty much dead for this, which is surprising. Four of the best acts in WCW at this point and they can’t get the crowd behind them. The action was really average and the finish was fine. I’m glad there was an actual finish and it adds some build for Austin/Steamboat at the Clash. Badd didn’t really get a chance to shine in this one, which is a bit disappointing.)

Final Thoughts:
A bit of a disappointing show with the appealing feature match failing to add a lot of entertainment.

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