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WCW Pro 9/13/1997

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Pro
Date: 9/13/1997
From: Orlando, FL

Matches:
1.) La Parka defeated David Sierra
2.) Brad Armstrong defeated Adrian Byrd
3.) Diamond Dallas Page defeated Vincent
4.) Scotty Riggs defeated Jeff Bradley
5.) Juventud Guerrera defeated Psychosis
6.) Steve McMichael defeated Johnny Swinger

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Vincent controls DDP with a wrist lock, but DDP quickly counters with a hammerlock. DDP shoves Vincent into the corner chest first. DDP shoulder rams Vincent a few times, but Vincent yanks DDP down by his hair and goes to the corner only to be kicked to the floor by DDP. DDP sends Vincent chest first into the corner and connects with a back suplex. Vincent drops DDP throat first over the top rope to get the advantage. Vincent chokes DDP in the corner and DDP counters with right hands. DDP runs into a big boot and a clothesline by Vincent for a two count. DDP nearly wins with a rollup. DDP plants Vincent with a piledriver and signals for the end. DDP plants Vincent with the Diamond Cutter to win the match. (*. Honestly, that was a lot more enjoyable than I expected. Vincent kept his stuff very basic and didn’t look like a complete fool.)

2.) Guerrera arm drags Psychosis to start the match leading to Psychosis regrouping on the floor. Psychosis works over Guerrera with a few strikes after a knee lift. Psychosis nails Guerrera with a running dropkick in the corner and a slingshot leg drop over the apron. Psychosis stomps on Guerrera followed by more right hands. Psychosis back elbows Guerrera coming off the ropes. Guerrera ducks and elbow and head scissors Psychosis. Guerrera takes Psychosis down with a hurricanrana. Guerrera continues with chops in the corner. Psychosis misses a running spear in the corner and hits the post shoulder first. Guerrera decks Sonny Ono off the apron. Guerrera forearms Psychosis on the apron, but Ono trips Guerrea allowing Psychosis to hit a slingshot leg drop for a two count. Psychosis sits Guerrera on the top turnbuckle and delivers a few strikes. Psychosis hits a top rope hurricanrana for a two count. Psychosis sits Guerrera on the top again and tries for another hurricanrana , but Guerrera holds onto the ropes and manages to hit the 450 splash for the win. After the match, La Parka runs into the ring and attacks Guerrera to help Psychosis. Parka sends Guerrera into the ring post face first. Parka rams Guerrera groin first into the ring post a few times to leave Guerrera laying on the floor as Ono steps on the fallen Guerrera. (**1/2. A decent match with both men getting some time to shine. At this point, I’d consider this an upset since Psychosis was routinely getting pushes on TV while Guerrera has largely struggled on Pro. I enjoyed the action here.)

Final Thoughts:
A fine show to promote Fall Brawl taking place the next day. A fun Cruiserweight match and an appearance by DDP made this a strong enough of a show that it wasn’t a complete waste of time.

Thanks for reading.

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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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