WCW Saturday Night 9/7/1996

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night

1.) Bobby Walker defeated Arn Anderson by disqualification
2.) Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Kenny Kaos
3.) Bobby Eaton defeated Dave Taylor
4.) Meng & The Barbarian defeated Prince Iaukea & Jim Powers
5.) VK Wallstreet defeated Randy Savage by disqualification

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes are on commentary, and they talk about believing the NWO has the power with the Giant defecting to the NWO.

2.) Anderson knee lifts Walker and sends Walker over the top to the floor. That’s a disqualification and Anderson doesn’t care at all. Anderson is wearing his Dangerous Alliance attire, for what it’s worth. Anderson cuts a promo on the Giant joining the NWO, but Anderson doesn’t care. Anderson says the Four Horsemen isn’t going to play dead. Anderson meets with Kevin Sullivan and Jimmy Hart at the podium. Anderson knows that Sullivan felt what he felt. Anderson says that Sullivan is responsible for Giant. Anderson notes that they’ve been beating each other up for twenty-five minutes a night. Anderson thinks they have the advantage heading into War Games. Sullivan reminds Anderson they had a deal and he was beaten up at the Great American Bash in Baltimore. Sullivan can’t allow NWO to beat their brains in. Sullivan assures Anderson that nobody from the Dungeon of Doom will defect again. Sullivan tells Anderson they are WCW and says if the Horsemen don’t end it at War Games there may never be another War Games.

3.) Kaos backs Guerrero against the ropes and they trade slaps. Kaos works over Guerrero with strikes. Diamond Dallas Page shares a pre-tape promo as Kaos hits a slam. Page says that Guerrero has the guts to get in the ring with him at Fall Brawl. Guerrero gets a two-count after a head scissors. Kaos regains control with knee lifts in the corner and an overhand strike. Guerrero dropkicks Kaos followed by a head scissors and arm drag. Kaos knee lifts Guerrero followed by another strike. Kaos knee lifts Guerrero coming off the ropes and taunts the crowd. Kaos drives Guerrero down with a backbreaker. Guerrero shoves Kaos off the middle rope and hits a top rope moonsault to win the match. (*1/2. Kaos did fine in his role here and Chavo using the 1-2-3 Kid finish for the underdog victory was done nicely. It’s hardly an upset for Chavo, but in WCW since he’s smaller than Kaos then it is an upset.)

4.) Mean Gene interviewed with Chavo Guerrero Jr. Gene mentions that DDP has attacked Chavo’s family and the diamond cutter finisher. Chavo talks about the Guerrero pride and says they have a lot of pride. Chavo is going to unleash that pride on DDT at Fall Brawl. Chavo says his family told him to beat DDP’s butt at Fall Brawl. Chavo is going to keep his eyes on DDP at Fall Brawl and beat him.

5.) Bobby Eaton is using the former Hollywood Blondes music, which is one of my favorite WCW themes.

6.) Taylor works over Eaton with strikes dropping Eaton with a couple of uppercuts. Taylor chokes Eaton over the middle rope. Eaton fights back with a right hand, but Taylor responds with an uppercut and strike to the chest. Eaton knocks Taylor down to the mat and connects with a swinging neckbreaker for a two count. Taylor stops Eaton with a fallaway slam for a two count. Taylor tries for a slam, but Jeeves trips Taylor and allows Eaton to pull out the victory. (*. There wasn’t much to this one. I was not expecting a Jeeves babyface turn.)

7.) It shouldn’t be surprising that Meng and Barbarian destroyed Iaukea and Powers. Faces of Fear hit stereo-diving headbutts, but Powers made the save. Eventually, a simple double headbutt finishes off Iaukea. The evil Leprechaun came out and bit Iaukea.

8.) Randy Savage attacks VK Wallstreet during VK’s entrance with a trash can from behind. Savage drops VK over the railing and into the ring steps. Savage rolls Wallstreet into the ring and scoop slams VK. The bell is ringing, signaling the match is over before it starts. Savage connects with two flying elbow drops. Savage sends VK to the floor after shoving the referee. Several enhancement guys try to come out and make the save, but they fail. This was a blessing in disguise that I didn’t have to watch a VK match.

9.) Mean Gene interviewed Randy Savage to end the program. Savage tells Gene he’s taking out the garbage, and all bets are off. Savage accepted the mission to wrestle Hulk Hogan and is confident Hogan is done at Havoc. Gene brings up Fall Brawl and Randy’s match with The Giant. Savage has one thing to say to the Giant, and that’s the Giant has seen nothing yet.

Final Thoughts:
This week was heavy on angle advancement, and I thought it was executed fairly well. For an hour program, the show flew by, and I enjoyed it.

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