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WCW Saturday Night 8/14/1999

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date: 8/14/1999
From: Mankato, MN

Matches:
1.) Disco Inferno defeated Adrian Byrd
2.) Mike Enos defeated Lash LeRoux
3.) Mikey Whipwreck defeated Bobby Blaze
4.) Erik Watts defeated Al Greene
5.) Lord Steven Regal & Dave Taylor defeated Barry Darsow & Bobby Eaton
6.) The Disciple defeated The Barbarian
7.) Bobby Walker defeated Barry Horowitz
8.) Billy Kidman defeated Steve Armstrong
9.) WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mistero Jr. defeated Vampiro

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Blaze takes Whipwreck down with a fireman’s carry slam. Blaze comes off the ropes with a forearm drop for a two count. Whipwreck monkey flips Blaze followed by a dropkick to send Blaze to the floor. Whipwreck hits a slingshot crossbody to the floor. Blaze stomps on Whipwreck on the mat to gain the advantage. Blaze can’t get a submission on Whipwreck after a few moments on the mat. Blaze nails Whipwreck with a clothesline to keep control. Whipwreck nearly wins with a sunset flip and is met with a boot moments later. Blaze works over Whipwreck with a strike in the corner. Whipwreck hits a swinging neckbreaker and a standing dropkick. Whipwreck hits a standing hurricanrana and hits a sunset flip off the top for a two count. Blaze heads to the top, but Mikey stops Blaze with strikes. Whipwreck hits a middle rope Whippersnapper for the win! (**. Whipwreck has not been effectively used in WCW to this point. Mikey’s offense and style here should have a greater focus in the Cruiserweight division. Whipwreck was a lot of fun to watch here.)

2.) I had no idea that Bobby Walker would actually win a match in 1999. Walker won his match following a top rope clothesline.

3.) Armstrong misses a clothesline early on and Kidman hits a hurricanrana. Kidman misses a baseball slide to the floor, but rolls Armstrong into the ring. Kidman hits a slingshot head scissors from the apron. Armstrong drops Kidman throat first over the top and dumps Kidman to the floor. Armstrong sends Kidman back first into the railing and face first onto a chair. Armstrong with a sunset flip and manages to get a shoulder breaker to keep Kidman on the mat. Armstrong drives Kidman to the mat with a front suplex for a near fall. Armstrong keeps control with a clothesline. Armstrong clotheslines Kidman in the corner. Kidman hits a sit out powerbomb to stop Armstrong’s momentum. Armstrong comes back with a side slam for a near fall. Kidman hits a bulldog off the middle rope for a two count. Armstrong boots Kidman in the corner and goes to the top managing to hit a clothesline for a near fall. Kidman counters a powerbomb with a face buster. Kidman goes to the top and tries for the Shooting Star Press and completely messes up hitting the top rope. Kidman wins the match with a rollup moments later. (**1/2. Aside from the botch finish, this was a solid overall match with Armstrong getting a lot of shine and doing well with it. I enjoyed the action even with the end result never being in any real doubt.)

4.) Vampiro shoves Mistero to the mat and follows up with a clothesline. Vampiro tosses Mistero across the ring with a powerbomb and taunts the fans. Vampiro slams Mistero and misses a leg drop off the middle rope. Mistero dropkicks Vamprio on the knee and comes off the ropes to hit a bulldog. Mistero fakes a dive to the floor and plays to the crowd. Vampiro keeps Mistero on the mat with a headlock. Eddie Guerrero has come out and distracts Vampiro, but Vampiro goes back to a chin lock on Mistero. Vampiro delivers a tilt a whirl backbreaker. Vampiro keeps control with a chop. Mistero tries for a springboard moonsault, but over shoots Vampiro and nearly lands on his neck. Vampiro misses a splash and is dropkicked into the corner. Mistero hits the bronco buster. Vampiro spikes Mistero with Nail In The Coffin. Guerrero helps Mistero counter a powerbomb and hits a top rope hurricanrana to win the match. (*. Vampiro was rather dangerous in there with Mistero on several occasions. The finish was lackluster, too. I would have rather these guys just work a simple singles match and get a bullshit finish instead of what just happened.)

Final Thoughts:
This was a rather weak show to promote Road Wild. I wouldn’t feel more inclined to purchase the event.

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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