WCW Saturday Night 1/6/1996

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date:
1/6/1996
From: Atlanta, GA

Matches:
1.) Eddie Guerrero defeated The Gambler
2.) Disco Inferno defeated Big Train Bart
3.) Meng defeated Mike Davis
4.) WCW Television Champion Johnny B. Badd defeated David Taylor to retain the title
5.) Alex Wright defeated Chris Kanyon
6.) Hugh Morrus defeated Mark Starr
7.) Arn Anderson & Brian Pillman defeated American Males
8.) Lex Luger defeated Cobra

Angle Developments/Notes:
1. We hear from Mike Ditka who talks about Steve McMichael. Ditka thinks that Mongo could have played during any period and sums Mongo up as being intense. Ditka puts over Mongo’s strength and for having a warrior strength. Part two of this interview will air next week.

2. Early on, Taylor and Badd trade takedowns and various submission holds with neither man getting a clear cut advantage. Taylor avoids a cross body off the ropes and drops the champ with a swinging reverse neck breaker. Badd battles back with a DDT but can’t get a three count on the cover. Badd soon knocks Taylor out with a left hook to retain the title. (*. A simple match between these two.)

3. Bagwell and Pillman start off the bout with the Males managing to double team Pillman within in the opening minutes of the match. Riggs and Bagwell mainly focus on working the arm of Pillman and Anderson throughout the contest. Arn soon hits a back breaker on Bagwell and prevents him from tagging in Riggs by putting him in a bear hug. Late in the match, Pillman knee lifts Riggs on the back and that allows Anderson to roll Scotty up for the win. (*1/4. The constant work on the arms didn’t lead to anything all that entertaining. I’m not entirely sure why these finishes seem to be protecting the Males, either.)

Final Thoughts:
Although I didn’t cover the since they were extended squash matches, Wright/Kanyon and Gambler/Guerrero were both decent matches. Aside from those matches, the show didn’t have much quality on it.

Thanks for reading.

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