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WCW Worldwide 7/7/1996

World Championship Wrestling presents Worldwide
From: Orlando, FL

1.) Joe Gomez defeated Pat Tanaka
2.) Arn Anderson defeated Mike Hayner
3.) WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat defeated Men At Work
4.) WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko defeated Chip Minton
5.) VK Wallstreet defeated Billy Kidman
6.) Sting & Lex Luger defeated Nasty Boys

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Men At Work was not the previous duo of Kanyon and Starr. Starr is still part of the team, but his partner at this point is not noted anywhere that I can find.

2.) Dean Malenko is the WCW Cruiserweight Champion, but this was filmed so long ago that he didn’t come out with the championship.

3.) Sting and Knobbs kickoff the main event trading right hands before having a standoff. Knobbs works over Sting with strikes in the corner and tags in Sags to pummel Sting in the corner. Sags eye rakes Sting on the mat and sends Sting into the corner to deliver a running clothesline. Knobbs returns to the match and delivers a shot to the ribs. Sting delivers a bulldog off the ropes and tags in Luger. Luger cleans house with clotheslines and works over Knobbs with strikes. Knobbs elbows Luger in the corner and tags in Sags. Luger is met with a double shoulder block and a leg drop by Sags. Knobbs decks Luger from the apron and Sags delivers several right hands. Luger comes off the ropes and is slammed by Sags. Sting makes the save on the cover attempt. Luger knee lifts Knobbs and Sting tags in to nail Knobbs with a slam and a dropkick. Sting knocks both the Nasty Boys to the floor to keep the advantage. Sting tries for a dropkick, but Knobbs held onto the ropes. Sags knee drops Sting after a drop toe hold by Knobbs. Sags keeps a sleeper on Sting before tagging out to Knobbs. Sting boots Knobbs in the corner, but Sags strikes Sting to keep the advantage. Sags delivers a shoulder breaker before tagging in Knobbs. Knobbs delivers a big splash coming off the ropes. Sags shoulder rams Sting in the corner, Sting goes for a splash and tries for the Scorpion Death Lock. Luger and Knobbs trade strikes as all four men are in the ring. Luger goes for the Torture Rack, but the Public Enemy slide into the ring and cause a disqualification. Public Enemy brawl with the Nasty Boys at ringside as the Nasty Boys were disqualified. (*1/2. Nothing really of a match as the action was rather basic, but it was decent enough for Worldwide standards. I didn’t think we’d get a cheap finish with Public Enemy getting involved, but I’m not surprised by it.)

Final Thoughts:
A decent overall episode as the enhancement matches weren’t too bad along with a decent feature match. It should be interesting how Worldwide changes followed Bash At The Beach, if it changes at all.

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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