Written by: Bob Colling
World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
From: Mankato, MN
1.) Jim Duggan defeated Spyder
2.) Harlem Heat defeated Disorderly Conduct
3.) Juventud Guerrera defeated Psicosis
4.) Ernest Miller defeated Dave Burkhead
5.) Public Enemy defeated Jerry Flynn & Hugh Morrus by disqualification
6.) Brian Knobbs defeated Villano V
7.) Eddie Guerrero defeated Chris Adams
8.) Horace defeated Silver King
9.) Barry Windham & Kendall Windham defeated BA & Swoll
10.) Sid Vicious defeated La Parka
1.) Guerrera doesn’t shake hands with Psicosis and delivers a few forearms. Psicosis comes back with a quick leg drop. Guerrera hits a wheelbarrow bulldog and plays to the crowd. Guerrera hits a leaping hurricanrana off the top to send Psicosis to the floor. Guerrera works over Psicosis with chops but is met with a clothesline by Psicosis. Psicosis crotches Guerrera over the top rope and hits a springboard spinning heel kick to knock Guerrera to the floor. Psicosis misses a splash in the corner and Guerrera elbows free from Psicosis. Psicosis tries a clothesline, but it’s getting sloppy. Guerrera kicks Psicosis to hit the Juvi Driver and wins the match. (*1/2. Well, I certainly wasn’t expecting that to be so quick. Towards the end, they got rather sloppy and seemed to mess up their timing.)
2.) Backstage, Mean Gene interviews WCW United States Champion Chris Benoit. Benoit will defend against Diamond Dallas Page at Road Wild in a no disqualification match. Benoit says that to be the champion you have to beat the best. However, DDP hasn’t proven to Benoit that he can wrestle Benoit one on one. Benoit says we’ll see who the better man is at Road Wild.
3.) Public Enemy, Morrus and Flynn start off with everyone brawling. Grunge gets kicked to the floor by Flynn while Morrus clotheslines Rock. Public Enemy hit a double team slam on Flynn. Morrus gets sent to the floor by Rock. Flynn is placed onto a table and Rock runs the ropes but is tripped by Morrus. Rock hits a springboard moonsault to knock Morrus down. Morrus quickly gets up to clothesline Rock. Morrus and Flynn hit a vertical suplex/spinning heel kick combo on Rock. Rock gets a sunset flip on Flynn for a two count. Flynn regains control with several kicks to keep Rock on the mat. Flynn chops Rock to the mat and Morrus works over Rock with several strikes. Flynn slams Rock and Morrus comes off the top to misses a splash. Grunge and Flynn get tagged in with Grunge hammering away on Flynn and Morrus. Rock bulldogs Morrus and clotheslines Flynn. Jimmy Hart enters and gets involved for a moment. That causes a disqualification. (**. I actually enjoyed this match and thought there was some quality tag team wrestling. This was a rare non-hardcore match by Public Enemy that was actually fun.)
4.) Adams shoves Guerrero while against the ropes and complains of a hair pull. Guerrero works over Adams in the corner with strikes. Guerrero hits a spinning back elbow. Adams rams Guerrero into the guard railing. Adams hits a vertical suplex on the floor. Adams continues with a clothesline as Guerrero came out of the corner. Adams plants Guerrero with a back suplex for a two count. Adams nearly wins the match following a powerbomb and argues with the referee. Adams misses a running crossbody and lands on the apron. Guerrero slams Adams and misses a slingshot senton. Adams nails Guerrero with a superkick but doesn’t go for the cover. Adams misses a top rope splash. Guerrero goes to the top rope and hits the frog splash to win the match. (**1/4. I enjoyed the match. Adams looked like a fool for not going for the pin after his finisher, though. Aside from that, the action was solid throughout.)
5.) BA and Kendall kickoff the tag match. Kendall gets the advantage with chops in the corner followed by a hip toss and dropkick. Kendall keeps BA on the mat with an arm drag. Kendall hip tosses BA and misses an elbow drop. BA dropkicks Kendall followed by hip tosses and a clothesline. BA powerslams Kendall for a two count. Swoll enters and clotheslines Kendall. Swoll slams Kendall but misses an elbow drop. Kendall big boots Swoll and tags in Barry. Barry runs into a clothesline from Swoll. Swoll runs into a boot from Barry in the corner. Swoll blocks a boot attempt by Barry. Barry eye rakes Swoll followed by a low blow as the referee was distracted. Barry hits a back suplex on Swoll for a near fall. Kendall returns to the match and works over Swoll with strikes. Kendall runs over Swoll with a clothesline and taunts BA. Swoll comes off the ropes with a crossbody for a two count. Kendall goes back to beating on Swoll with strikes on the mat. Kendall hip tosses Swoll out of the corner but misses a couple of elbow drop attempts. BA gets the hot tag and BA cleans house with strikes. Barry gets the cowbell and decks BA from behind while the referee was distracted. Kendall covers BA and wins the match. (*1/4. There wasn’t much going on here. But, since there is a feud between the Rednecks and Soldiers, I probably should review the match. I regret reviewing the match.)
6.) Backstage, Mean Gene chats with Harlem Heat regarding their tag title match at Road Wild. Booker T says they will be champions real soon at Road Wild. Booker says they never lost the tag titles to begin with. Stevie Ray says they represent the people and the tag titles are theirs.
7.) Parka jumps off the top and is met with a chokeslam by Sid. Sid signals for the powerbomb and plants Parka with his finishing move. Sid covers and wins the match.
I enjoyed this weeks episode. Sure, there wasn’t much of a main event, but there were several undercard matches that were enjoyable.
Thanks for reading.
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