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WCW Pro 8/17/1997

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Pro
Date: 8/17/1997
From: Orlando, FL

1.) Diamond Dallas Page defeated Steve Armstrong
2.) Hugh Morrus defeated Alex Porteau
3.) Brad Armstrong defeated Doc Dean
4.) Super Calo defeated Rocky King
5.) The Great Muta defeated Mark Starr

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Armstrong arm drags DDP and taunts the crowd. Armstrong keeps arm control on DDP, but DDP delivers a few shoulder rams and Armstrong goes to the ropes. DDP sends Armstrong into the corner and hits a back suplex. DDP elbows Armstrong through the ropes to the floor. Armstrong returns to the ring and keeps a headlock on DDP for a moment. DDP shoulder blocks Armstrong and hits a swinging neckbreaker. Armstrong stops DDP with a jawbreaker. Armstrong hammers away on DDP with strikes on the mat. Armstrong drops DDP with a clothesline and struts around the ring. DDP fights back with a big clothesline of his own. DDP drops Armstrong with a right hand. DDP plants Armstrong with a piledriver and signals for the Diamond Cutter and hits it for the win. (*. An extended squash, but DDP looked good in there.)

2.) Armstrong cleanly breaks away from Dean in the corner in the opening moment. Dean gets wrist control and plays to the crowd. Armstrong goes to the ropes to break the hold. Armstrong takes Dean down with a fireman’s carry. Dean shoulder blocks Armstrong and ducks a clothesline. Dean nails Armstrong with a kick to the head and plays to the crowd. Armstrong rolls to the floor to regroup. Dean is dancing in the ring and not following up with the advantage. Armstrong cheap shots Dean in the corner with a right hand leading to a near fall. Armstrong powerslams Dean for another two count. Armstrong takes Dean down with a back suplex for another near fall. Armstrong chokes Dean in the corner and tells Dean to bring it. Dean boots Armstrong and hits a running bulldog. Dean goes to the top and hits a twisting crossbody for a near fall. Dean goes to the top again to hit another crossbody for a near fall. Dean slams Armstrong and goes to the top for a third time. Dean misses a somersault dive leading to a side Russian leg sweep and Armstrong wins the match. (**. It was interesting to see Armstrong working as a heel and has a newer look with more muscle and a goatee. I enjoyed the action and Dean did a fine job in there with some high flying offense.)

3.) Starr takes Muta down early on with an arm drag, but doesn’t followup on the advantage. Muta keeps wrist control on Starr for a moment until Starr counters. They trade arm drags and Muta reaches the ropes. Muta shoulder blocks Starr, but Starr arm drags Muta to the mat once again. Starr keeps control with a leg drop to the arm. Starr keeps Muta on the mat for a few moments. Muta gets control with several strikes and a snapmre. Muta misses an elbow drop and Starr arm drags Muta. Starr hammers away on Muta leading to a clothesline for a two count. Muta comes back with a handspring elbow in the corner and a bulldog out of the corner. Muta takes Starr over with a dragon screw leg whip and locks in a leg lock to cause Starr to submit. (*. It wasn’t all that great likely due to Starr not being the ideal opponent for Muta. The finish was lackluster, but I’m glad Muta didn’t do a moonsault.)

Final Thoughts:
A decent week for Pro this week as there were a few solid matches, but nothing all that exciting to see.

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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