WCW Saturday Night 1/17/1998

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date:
1/17/1998
From: Rome, GA

Matches:
1.) Faces of Fear defeated Bobby Walker & Bobby Eaton
2.) Chris Adams defeated Dave Taylor
3.) John Nord defeated Lizmark Jr.
4.) Rey Mysterio Jr., Super Calo & Hector Garza defeated La Parka, Psychosis & Silver King
5.) Johnny Attitude defeated Lenny Lane
6.) Marty Jannetty defeated Louie Spicolli
7.) Prince Iaukea defeated Bobby Blaze
8.) Public Enemy defeated Disorderly Conduct
9.) Rick Martel defeated Hardbody Harris
10.) Rick Steiner defeated Scott Norton & Vincent in a handicap match

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Parka and Mysterio kick off the six man cruiserweight match. Parka taunts Rey and is treated with a slap to the face. Mysterio avoids a kick and splash in the corner. King knees Rey from the apron and Rey gets triple teamed briefly. Rey avoids a dropkick by holding the ropes and hits a Un-Prettier. Parka gets triple teamed for his role as well. King enter and nails Garza with a running dropkick. King continues his offense with a tornado DDT. Psychosis enters and Calo tags in only for Psychosis to deliver a cartwheel heel kick. Calo drops Psychosis face first across the top turnbuckle and delivers a spinning side slam. Calo dropkicks Psychosis off the apron to the floor and follows up with a slingshot senton to the floor! Parka helps King moonsault Calo! Parka catches Rey in the ring but gets tripped by Mysterio. Parka plants Rey with a double leg slam but can’t get a three on the cover attempt. Parka power bombs Rey and nearly wins again. Rey crotches Parka on the top rope and manages to hit a hurricanrana off the top to win the match! (**1/2. A good match between these six guys, though it only lasted six minutes or so. Calo hit a nice slingshot senton splash to the floor.)

2.) I’ve never really heard of Johnny Attitude, but he is an Italian with well, an attitude.

3.) Scott Steiner is supposed to be with Rick Steiner, but he is nowhere to be found. Norton starts the match working over Rick with a few strikes and stomps. Norton drops Rick with a short arm clothesline. Vincent wants some action while on the apron. Scott scoop slams Rick and tells Vincent to relax. Norton drives Steiner across his knee with a back breaker and tags in Vincent. Rick gets up and takes Vincent over with a belly to belly suplex and wins the match that quickly! After the match, Scott Steiner runs down and checks on Rick. (DUD. I thought it was hilarious that Vincent lost as soon as he entered the match. WCW even knows that Vincent is worthless.)

Final Thoughts:
An average episode of Saturday Night this time around. It’s kind of neat to see Marty Jannetty in the company, though I don’t see him fitting in the Cruiserweight division. The six man tag match was the best on the show and if it got double the time it would have been incredible, I’m sure.

Thanks for reading.

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