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WCW Main Event 1/14/1996

World Championship Wrestling presents Main Event
From: Orlando, FL

1.) Sgt. Craig Pittman defeated Frankie Lancaster
2.) Chris Benoit & Brian Pillman defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat by disqualification, but do not win the titles

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) They aired part of the Mike Ditka interview to promote Steve McMichael that was aired on Saturday Night originally.

2.) Booker and Pillman kick off the tag title match. Booker has a side headlock on Pillman, but Booker shoulder blocks Pillman to gain control of the contest. Booker backs Benoit into a corner, but Benoit fires back with a chop to back Booker off in the corner. Booker knee lifts Benoit followed by a strike to the back. Booker works over Benoit in the corner. Benoit ducks a clothesline and hits a German suplex. Ray tags into the match to try his luck against Benoit. Ray knee lifts Benoit in the corner followed by right hands in the corner. Ray chokes Benoit in the corner. Ray slams Benoit and misses an elbow drop. Pillman tags into the match. Ray works over Pillman, but misses a clothesline. Ray catches Pillman hitting a powerslam. Booker returns to deliver an elbow drop. Benoit tags back into the match and Booker clubs away on Benoit. Benoit hits a full nelson suplex, but Ray makes the save. Benoit collides with Sherri on the apron and Col. Parker is livid. The referee calls for the bell to end the match. (*1/2. It’s a bad finish, but I’m not joking when I would love to see these two teams in a long form match. The match just flew by for me and I was completely interested in the match. This felt like a big match for WCW Main Event. Benoit and Pillman as a team is something to keep an eye on.)

Final Thoughts:
Main Event is mostly a recap show, but I liked the show. The feature match has a bad finish, but I really enjoyed the match.

Thanks for reading.





Bob Colling Jr. View All

34-year-old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Long-time fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls, and Minnesota Vikings. An avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on old-school wrestling.

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