WCW Pro 3/2/1997

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Pro
Date: 3/2/1997
From: Orlando, FL

Matches:
1.) Psychosis & Juventud Guerrera defeated Ciclope & Galaxy
2.) Alex Wright defeated Johnny Swinger
3.) Ultimo Dragon defeated Cheetah Kid
4.) Disco Inferno defeated Jim Powers
5.) Chris Jericho defeated Billy Kidman

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Ciclope and Galaxy attack before the bell with Ciclope clotheslining Psychosis to the floor. Guerrera is lifted up and dropped to the mat gut first. Ciclope and Galaxy dropkick Guerrera. Psychosis dropkicks Galaxy to help out Guerrera. Guerrera nails Galaxy with a springboard dropkick and tags Psychosis back in. Psychosis hits a corkscrew splash for a two count. Ciclope decks Psychosis from behind on the apron and delivers a few chops. Ciclope misses a dropkick as Psychosis held the rope. Psychosis dropkicks Ciclope to the floor and backdrops Galaxy. Psychosis has Galaxy on his shoulders allowing Guerrera to hit a springboard hurricanrana and wins the match. (**. I’m glad to see that Juventud is finally on the winning side of things. I enjoyed the showcase that was given to Guerrera and Psychosis here.)

2.) Lee Marshall interviews Chris Jericho backstage. Marshall notes that Jericho has had success with his missile dropkick. Jericho has not said he’s the best Canadian wrestler. Jericho says each time he gets in the ring he’s learning and getting better. Jericho hopes to be a great wrestler one day in WCW. He’s trying to stay afloat in WCW. Jericho says that everyone is going after gold in wrestling. Jericho says we’ll see if he has what it takes to be WCW World Champion.

3.) Lee Marshall interviews Dean Malenko backstage. Malenko talks about having been the WCW Cruiserweight champion, but he has other goals. He wants to be the US and World Champion. Dean would even be a tag champion and he sees gold down the line. Malenko says that his father always told him to expect the unexpected. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

4.) Jericho starts off with a hammerlock and switches to a headlock. Jericho shoulder blocks Kidman and hits an arm drag. Kidman arm drags Jericho and they both go for dropkicks, but that leads to a standoff. Jericho keeps arm control on Kidman and soon drives Kidman down to the mat gut first. Jericho plants Kidman with a front slam leading to a near fall. Jericho drives his knee into Kidman’s upper back and pulls back. Kidman nearly wins with an inside cradle. Jericho drives Kidman down with a backbreaker and keeps Kidman over his knee looking for a submission, but doesn’t get one. Kidman ducks a clothesline and dropkicks Jericho. Kidman hits a bulldog out of the corner leading to a two count. Kidman gets a rollup for a near fall. Jericho stops Kidman with a Samoan Drop and a springboard moonsault. Jericho leaps off the top to finish Kidman off with a missile dropkick. (**. A solid extended squash match for Jericho. They really are pushing the missile dropkick finisher, but I like the moonsault better for Jericho. It’s obvious that Kidman has potential in the cruiserweight division.)

Final Thoughts:
A couple of solid TV matches for the cruiserweights as a good thing on the show. The interviews were rather repetitive with Lee Marshall asking the same questions. Pro continues to give some fun shows.

Thanks for reading.

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