WCW Saturday Night 4/20/1996

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night

1.) American Males defeated Men At Work
2.) Booty Man defeated The Punisher
3.) Madusa defeated Col. Robert Parker by count-out
4.) Fire & Ice defeated The Gambler & Maxx Muscle
5.) Steiner Brothers fought Public Enemy to a no contest
6.) Jim Duggan defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair by disqualification

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Mike Winner has replaced Mark Starr in Men At Work and is the new tag partner for Chris Kanyon.

2.) Bagwell and Winner kickoff the tag match with Winner getting arm control briefly. Winner knee lifts Bagwell, but misses an elbow drop. Bagwell hip tosses Winner followed by a couple of slams. Bagwell slams Kanyon and Riggs dropkicks Winner. Bagwell clotheslines Kanyon over the top to the floor. Riggs tags in and keeps control on Winner before tagging Bagwell back in and they hit a double hip toss. Bagwell gets a two count following a big splash. Bagwell elbows Winner to the mat and tags in Riggs. Kanyon is working on the turnbuckles with a wrench. Winner stops Bagwell with a clothesline after Kanyon delivered a strike to the back from the apron. Winner slams Bagwel and Kanyon misses a moonsault off the top after failing to measure correctly. Riggs dropkicks Kanyon for the win. (1/2*. It was funny that they failed to measure correctly and thus lost the match. That fits their gimmick really well. The action wasn’t much to care about. I prefer Mark Starr as a partner for Kanyon.)

3.) Backstage, Mean Gene interviews Randy Savage. Savage agrees that Flair has gotten under his skin and talks about being arrested, which isn’t the first time that has happened in his life. Savage is going to keep going until he gets all he wants.

4.) Tony Schiavone conducted an interview with Booty Man following his victory. Booty isn’t surprised that Hogan stood up like the man that he is. Kimberly is happy that Hogan saved her and she owes Hogan. Booty is determined to get the WCW World Championship around his waist.

5.) Dick Slater grabs Madusa on the apron allowing Parker to deliver a knee strike and chokes Madusa before dropping her to the mat. Parker tries for a piledriver, but Madusa counters with a backdrop. Madusa slams Parker to the mat. Parker bails to the floor and leaves the ring giving the match to Madusa by count-out. (NR. I don’t understand the point of these matches when they have no time and the action doesn’t amount to anything.)

6.) Scott and Rock kickoff the tag match. Scott shoulder blocks Rock and keeps a headlock on Rock. Rock drop toe holds Scott and hits a tilt a whirl arm drag. Scott boots Rock in the corner and hits a gorilla press slam. Grunge and Rick tag into the match. Rick shoulder blocks Grunge and hits a powerslam followed by an elbow drop. Scott tags in and tosses Grunge with an overhead belly to belly suplex. Rock kicks Rick followed by an elbow to the gut. Rock slams Rick and heads to the middle rope hitting a diving headbutt. Rick hooks Rock on the top and hits a dangerous superplex. Grunge and Rock double team Rick while Scott distracted the referee. Scott slides into the ring, but the Nasty Boys come out and Knobbs has a chair chasing after Public Enemy. The referee has thrown the match out. (*. This felt like a filler tag match as the real focus continues to be on Public Enemy and Nasty Boys feud.)

7.) Duggan backs Flair into the corner, but cleanly backs away. Duggan controls Flair with a headlock. Duggan shoves Flair to the mat. Duggan controls Flair with a test of strength in the corner. Flair chops Duggan in the corner, but Duggan fights back with strikes. Flair does a flop. Flair kicks Duggan and goes to the top rope, but is stopped by Duggan with a press slam. Duggan nails Flair with a running clothesline for a two count. Woman eye rakes Duggan causing a disqualification. Randy Savage runs through the crowd to the ringside area and chases Flair away. Savage is held back by Public Enemy and Kevin Sullivan to end the program.

Final Thoughts:
It’s a skippable week for Saturday Night as the matches didn’t have good finishes and they didn’t really advance anything aside from the Savage/Flair deal.

Thanks for reading.

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