WCW Saturday Night 2/14/1998
Written by: Bob Colling
World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
From: Corpus Christi, TX
1.) Davey Boy Smith & Jim Neidhart defeated Dave Taylor & Doc Dean
2.) Sick Boy defeated The Renegade
3.) Jerry Flynn defeated Len Denton
4.) Villano IV & V defeated Disorderly Conduct
5.) Yuji Nagata defeated Chris Adams
6.) Meng defeated Kendall Windham
7.) Marty Jannetty defeated Frankie Lancaster
8.) El Dandy & Silver King defeated Juventud Guerrera & Super Calo
9.) Hugh Morrus defeated Rick Fuller
10.) WCW World Tag Team Champions Steiner Brothers defeated Konnan & Vincent to retain the titles
1.) Yuji Nagata and Sonny Ono are interviewed regarding Nagata’s upcoming match with Chris Adams later tonight. Ono puts over Nagata as an international star and his record speaks for him. Ono dismisses Adams and notes that Psychosis and La Parka haven’t done anything without him.
2.) Adams takes Nagata down to the canvas to start the match but Yuji reaches the ropes to cause a rope break. Adams takes Nagata over with a backdrop and gets one count. Nagata works over Adams with an eye rake. Adams knee lifts Nagata followed by a belly to belly suplex for a near fall. Ono trips Adams from the floor and Nagata delivers an elbow drop to get momentum in his favor. Nagata takes Adams over with an exploder suplex for a near fall. Nagata keeps a chin lock on Adams and delivers several kicks in the corner. Adams battles back with forearm shots and keeps Nagata on the canvas with more strikes. Nagata misses a knee strike and hits the top turnbuckle. Adams nearly wins with a back suplex. Adams spikes Nagata with a piledriver for a near fall. Adams begins to deliver straight forearm shots to the back of Nagata’s head but Ono gets on the apron and here comes Glacier. Glacier super kicks Adams from behind and Nagata gets the Nagata Lock on Adams to win the match. (**1/4. The match wasn’t bad at all as they actually worked rather well together. The finish officially gives us the Glacier/Adams feud. I find myself not hating the idea of that feud, for some reason.)
3.) Konnan and Scott Steiner kick off the main event. Scott takes Konnan over with a hip toss and tauns Konnan afterward. Scott shoulder blocks Konnan and continues to work over Konnan with overhand strikes. Vincent knee lifts Scott from the apron to allow Konnan to hit his rolling clothesline. Scott comes back with a clothesline on Konnan and hits a double undertook power bomb. Rick enters to clothesline Vincent and the tag champs play to the crowd. Vincent works over Rick with a few rights but that doesn’t last long as Rick rams Vincent gut first into the top turnbuckle. Rick locks in a STF and is biting the forehead of Vincent. Rick continues by biting the backside of Vincent and delivers a clothesline over the top to the floor. Vincent wants a timeout but that’s not going to be happening. Scott Steiner enters and places Vincent on the top rope to hit an overhead belly to belly suplex for a near fall. Rick backdrops Konnan to the floor and the Steiner Brothers hit the top rope bulldog to put Vincent away. (*1/2. A rather harmless match with an exciting finish as we head to Superbrawl.)
Some angle developments and we got to see the Steiner Brothers kick some NWO ass. Can’t go wrong with that, right?
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