Written by: Bob Colling
World Championship Wrestling presents Pro
From: Orlando, FL
1.) Scott Norton defeated Chip Minton
2.) Silver King & El Dandy defeated Bill Payne & Butch Long
3.) Chris Benoit defeated Steve Armstrong
4.) Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Bobby Starr
5.) Ric Flair defeated Billy Kidman
1.) Armstrong shoulder blocks Benoit early on for the advantage. Benoit tries for a powerbomb, but Armstrong arm drags Benoit followed by a few dropkicks. Benoit stops Armstrong with a clothesline. Benoit sends Armstrong into the corner and delivers several right hands. Armstrong tries for a rollup, but Benoit gets out of the hold. Benoit drops Armstrong with a forearm strike. Armstrong plants Benoit with a back suplex. Armstrong gets a sunset flip for a near fall. Benoit stops Armstrong with a boot to the midsection. Benoit chops Armstrong in the corner. Benoit boots Armstrong followed by an elbow strike. Benoit heads to the top rope hitting a diving headbutt. Benoit locks in the Crossface to win the match. (*1/2. They didn’t do a whole lot here as it was just Benoit doing very little leading into the finish.)
2.) Kidman takes Flair over with a headlock for the early advantage. Flair taunts Kidman against the ropes. Flair takes Kidman down with a headlock, but Kidman counters with a head scissors. Flair reaches the ropes and eye rakes Kidman followed by a right hand. Flair continues to work over Kidman with boots to the leg. Flair chops Kidman in the corner followed by more right hands. Kidman blocks a right hand and hammers away on Flair. Kidman backdrops Flair followed by a dropkick. Kidman misses another dropkick as Flair held onto the ropes. Flair misses an elbow drop and Kidman nearly wins with backslide. Flair turns Kidman inside out with a clothesline. Flair drops Kidman with a chop and works over the right knee of Kidman. Flair locks in the figure four and wins the match. (*1/4. That went the way I expected it to go. Kidman got a few moments to shine, but there was no doubt about the direction o this match. It also makes sense as to why Kidman won last week on Pro only to lose this week to a bigger star.)
The feature matches were a bit disappointing this time around, but again any time Flair is on Pro it’s an interesting thing to watch.
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