WCW Main Event 4/28/1996
World Championship Wrestling presents Main Event
1.) Cobra defeated Mike Hayner
2.) Harlem Heat defeated American Males
1.) Cobra won his extended squash match with a cobra clutch slam. His match was part of a WCW Saturday Night taping, as well.
2.) Footage of Diamond Dallas Page trying to earn money is shown again. Page is cleaning car windshields to earn some money. The driver thought five bucks was extreme, but threatens the driver and gets twenty bucks. DDP runs when he hears a cop car.
3.) Booker knee lifts Riggs to start the match and delivers a shoulder block. Riggs leapfrogs over Booker, but is met with a kick to the gut. Riggs clubs Booker over the back followed by strikes. Riggs dropkicks Booker before getting arm control. Bagwell tags into the match and Booker is hip tossed followed by a big splash. Booker eye rakes Bagwell and tags in Ray. Ray works over Bagwell with strikes against the ropes. Bagwell gets a rollup on Ray for a two count. Bagwell drop toe holds Ray to the mat and gets arm control. Riggs comes off the top with a strike to the arm. Bagwell elbows Ray on the arm a few times. Riggs arm twists Ray and works over the elbow briefly. Booker kicks Riggs from the apron and Ray nails Riggs with a boot to the face. Ray decks Riggs with a clothesline for a two count. Booker kicks Riggs in the midsection and delivers a standing heel kick. Booker nails Riggs with a heel kick. Riggs is tossed over the top to the floor, but the referee didn’t see that. Ray savant kicks Riggs on the floor.
Booker brings Riggs back into the ring from the apron with a suplex. Ray delivers a backbreaker. Booker misses a middle rope forearm drop. Riggs makes the tag to Bagwell and Bagwell trades blows with Booker. Bagwell rams Booker into the corner and backdrops Booker out of the corner. Bagwell dropkicks Booker a few times leading to a near fall. Bagwell ducks a clothesline to hit a German suplex for a near fall. Bagwell ducks a leaping side kick, but gets dropped over the top by Ray. Booker takes advantage and pins Bagwell for the win. (*1/2. These two teams have wrestled enough times to have a formula match and that was exactly what this was. I wasn’t bored by it, but there wasn’t anything memorable in the match.)
Not much really going on here on Main Event. There are better Heat/Males matches to go out of your way to watch than the one on here. Unless, you’re a big fan of their matches.
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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