WCW Pro 4/13/1996
World Championship Wrestling presents Pro
From: Orlando, FL
1.) Scott Norton & Ice Train defeated State Patrol
2.) VK Wallstreet defeated Cobra
3.) The Giant defeated Manny Fernandez & Butch Long
4.) Armstrong Brothers (Steve & Brad) defeated Men At Work (Starr & Kanyon)
5.) WCW Television Champion Lex Luger defeated Vern Henderson
6.) WCW United States Champion Konnan defeated The Barbarian to retain the title
1.) Norton and Train show some good work together as a duo to win their tag match. Norton delivered a nice shoulder breaker and Train won the match following a splash.
2.) Kanyon and Brad kickoff the tag match with Kanyon getting control with a headlock. Brad hip tosses Kanyon followed by a dropkick and keeps wrist control. Kanyon decks Brad, but Brad arm drags Starr and tags in Steve. Starr is met with a double clothesline and begs off in the corner to regroup. Starr jabs Steve a few times, but Steve delivers a dropkick and arm drag to gain control of the contest. Brad leaps off the middle rope to forearm Starr and keeps arm control. Starr knocked down to the mat with a strike to the back. Kanyon tags in and collides with Starr. Steve dropkicks Kanyon and delivers another arm drag. Kanyon works over Steve, but Steve plants Kanyon with a slam for a two count. Brad goes after Kanyon, but the referee gets distracted. Kanyon plants Steve with a backbreaker, but Starr only manages a two count. Steve breaks out of a sleeper, but Starr keeps a body scissors and tags in Kanyon. Kanyon has Steve over his shoulder and Starr held Steve. Steve breaks free to backdrop Kanyon. Brad tags in and cleans house with strikes and dropkicks. Brad backdrops Kanyon coming off the ropes. Kanyon tries for a backbreaker on Brad, but Brad counters with a side Russian leg sweep to pin Kanyon. (**. That was a good finish and the match actually had some level of storytelling to it.)
3.) Barbarian controls Konnan with a wrist lock, but Konnan kicks free and arm drags Barbarian. Konnan hip tosses Barbarian and tries for a clothesline, but Barbarian doesn’t budge. Konnan spins around twice and kicks Barbarian to the mat. Barbarian clotheslines Konnan to the mat. Barbarian slams Konnan for a two count. Barbarian headbutts Konnan to a knee and tosses Konnan through the ropes to the floor. Barbarian hooks Konnan for a suplex and hits a snap suplex on the floor. Barbarian chops Konnan to the mat. Konnan goes for a sunset flip and almost pins Barbarian. Barbarian chops Konnan into the corner and delivers a clothesline in the corner for a two count. Barbarian powerbombs Konnan leading to another two count. Barbarian tries for another powerbomb, but Konnan counters with a hurricanrana to win the match and retain the title. (*. It was a short match and the action wasn’t all that great. The finish was a little awkward, but a solid enough clean win for Konnan.)
Nothing too memorable on the show, but it’s not a boring forty-five minute show by any means.
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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