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WCW Pro 5/25/1996

World Championship Wrestling presents Pro
Date:
5/25/1996
From: Orlando, FL

Matches:
1.) Blue Bloods (Regal & Taylor) defeated Southern Posse
2.) VK Wallstreet defeated Mark Starr
3.) WCW World Champion The Giant defeated Steve Doll
4.) Masahiro Chono defeated Butch Long
5.) Brad Armstrong defeated Ric Flair by disqualification

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) I was a bit surprised to see Regal and Taylor teaming together as it’s usually Taylor and Eaton teaming and Regal being in a singles role. Obviously, the Blue Bloods absolutely dominate their tag match.

2.) Starr attacks Wallstreet on the floor from behind and sends Wallstreet into the ring. Starr hip tosses Wallstreet followed by a dropkick to send Wallstreet to the floor. Starr shoulder blocks Wallstreet for a two count. Starr keeps a headlock on Wallstreet for a few moments. Wallstreet works over Starr with right hajnds. Starr ducks a clothesline to hit a crossbody for a near fall. Starr has a headlock on Wallstreet, but doesn’t get a submission. Starr suplexs Wallstreet into the ring from the apron for a near fall. Starr chokes Wallstreet with his wrist tape and eye rakes Wallstreet. Starr misses a splash in the corner and hits his shoulder. Wallstreet sends Starr to the floor. Starr shoulder rams Wallstreet and nearly wins with a rollup from the apron. Starr hammers away on Wallstreet a few times in the corner. Wallstreet takes Starr down to the mat and wins with a handful of tights and feet on the ropes. (*1/4. I appreciate the mini story between these two and I thought Starr did a fairly good job of taking advantage of his showcase. There were a few sloppy moments, but it wasn’t too bad of a match. I really wish Starr would have just gone over.)

3.) Armstrong takes Flair down to the mat with a side headlock. Flair pulls Armstrong’s hair, but gets back to his feet. Armstrong springs off the ropes to take Flair back down to the mat with a headlock. Armstrong shoulder blocks Flair and goes back to a headlock on the mat. Flair punches free, but runs into a backdrop and a dropkick by Armstrong. Armstrong goes back to a headlock on the mat. Flair fights back with chops, but Armstrong drop toe holds Flair. Flair backs Armstrong into a corner and Armstrong decks Flair to the floor with a right hand. Flair eye rakes Armstrong and delivers a few chops in the corner. Armstrong gets a rollup on Flair for a two count. Armstrong gets a headlock on Flair yet again. The referee shoves Flair for getting in his face. Armstrong backdrops Flair out of the corner and hits a couple of dropkicks. Flair avoids another dropkick and tries for the figure four, but Armstrong nearly wins with an inside cradle. Flair bails to the floor to regroup. Flair shoves the referee on the floor again. Flair chops Armstrong in the corner a few times, but Armstrong responds with jabs and drops Flair with a right hand. Armstrong hammers away on Flair in the corner. Flair flips in the corner and falls to the floor. Flair knee strikes Armstrong, but Armstrong tries for a sunset flip from the apron. Flair holds the ropes and the referee kicks Flair’s hands off leading to a near fall. Armstrong goes to the top rope hitting a missile dropkick for a two count on Flair. Armstrong backdrops Flair coming off the ropes. Armstrong hits the side Russian leg sweep for a two count as Flair gets his foot on the ropes by Woman. Flair has brass knuckles and decks Armstrong leading to a disqualification. Flair flips out that he was caught. (**1/4. Once Armstrong got rid of using the headlock a bunch of times, I thought his turned into a quality match with great energy by Armstrong and his offense. I was not expecting Flair to actually get caught cheating, so that was a nice touch. I can’t imagine that Armstrong is going to benefit anything from this, but I liked that the booking was a bit different than usual.)

Final Thoughts:
A decent overall show with appearances by Chono, Giant and Flair. The feature match was better than it has been in recent weeks. I also liked seeing Regal in action with Taylor.

Thanks for reading.

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Bob Colling Jr. View All

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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