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WCW Pro 6/8/1996

World Championship Wrestling presents Pro
Date:
6/8/1996
From: Orlando, FL

Matches:
1.) Eddie Guerrero defeated The Gambler
2.) Public Enemy defeated Southern Posse
3.) Diamond Dallas Page defeated Steve Armstrong
4.) Steiner Brothers defeated Pat Tanaka & Unknown
5.) Madusa defeated Bull Nakano

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) They accidentally started to play Ice Train’s music instead of Guerrero’s, but they figured it out so it’s a minor error. Guerrero won the match following a top frog splash. Eddie is always fun to watch.

2.) Public Enemy had a table with them, but despite winning they didn’t break the table. So, did they even really win?

3.) DDP wants to shake hands with Armstrong, but Steve isn’t interested. DDP fakes out Steve and delivers a few strikes to get the advantage. Steve counters, but DDP gets to the ropes to break the advantage. Steve gets a hammerlock on DDP, but DDP drop toe holds Armstrong. Armstrong gets control on the mat, but DDP reaches the ropes. DDP shoulder rams Armstrong a few times and keeps a wrist lock on Armstrong. DDP controls Armstrong with a headlock. DDP shoulder blocks Armstrong, but Armstrong hip tosses and dropkicks DDP into the corner. Armstrong hammers away on DDP in the corner, but DDP drops Armstrong over the top turnbuckle face first. DDP delivers an over the shoulder gut buster for a two count. Armstrong gets a backslide on DDP, but can’t get a three count. DDP decks Armstrong with a clothesline. DDP keeps Armstrong on the mat with a headlock. Armstrong breaks free with a side suplex and both men are down. DDP recovers first, but Armstrong avoids a backdrop with a kick. Armstrong fights back with right hands and a leaping elbow strike. Armstrong leaps off the top with a clothesline for a near fall. Armstrong runs into a back elbow in the corner and Page uses the ropes for leverage managing a two count. DDP tries for a suplex, but Armstrong gets an inside cradle for a two count. DDP ducks a clothesline and plants Armstrong with the diamond cutter to win the match. (**1/2. That was a lot better than I was ever expecting it to be. There were a few believable near falls and the action was pretty good throughout.)

4.) Nakano tosses Madusa across the ring by her hair to start the match and gets a near fall. Nalanko chokes Madusa between the ropes to maintain control of the contest. Nakano yanks Madusa down by her hair a second time and manages a two count. Nakano splashes down onto Madusa as she attempted a bridge. Madusa goes to the apron and drops Nakano throat first over the top rope. Madusa works over Nakano with a few chops. Nakano snapmares Madusa on the mat and keeps a headlock on Madusa. Nakano locks in a modified sharpshooter and pulls Madusa up over her knee into a surfboard type move. Madusa tries for a sunset flip, but Nakano sits down for a two count. Nakano locks in an ankle lock in the middle of the ring, but Madusa doesn’t give in. Madusa gets a wrist lock on Nakano and delivers a few kicks against the ropes. Madusa spin kicks Nakano for a near fall. Nakano trips Madusa to the mat and delivers a scoop slam for a near fall. Madusa knocks Nakano down a few times leading to a near fall. Madusa goes to the middle rope missing a dropkick attempt. Nakano is knocked off the middle rope with a head scissors. Madusa ducks a clothesline and hits a German suplex to pin Nakano for the win. (**. I completely expected Madusa to lose the match since it always feels like Madusa loses key matches in WCW. These two have good chemistry, but this isn’t as good as their WWF matches by any means. Regardless, it was a fine main event for WCW Pro.)

Final Thoughts:
I’ll give this a thumbs up as the last two matches were fun. I was shocked that DDP/Armstrong was match of the night. They did a really good job with the near falls in that match.

Thanks for reading.

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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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