WCW Saturday Night 2/22/1997

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date:
2/22/1997
From: Ft. Pierce, FL

Matches:
1.) Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Villano IV
2.) WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko defeated Mark Starr
3.) WCW Television Champion Prince Iaukea defeated Jerry Flynn
4.) Kevin Sullivan defeated Johnny Swinger
5.) Diamond Dallas Page defeated Bunkhouse Buck
6.) WCW United States Champion Eddie Guerrero defeated Jim Powers
7.) Harlem Heat defeated Doc Dean & Robbie Brookside
8.) Chris Benoit defeated Rick Fuller
9.) Jeff Jarrett defeated Konnan by disqualification

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Dean Malenko grabs a microphone after his match and cuts a promo on Syxx. Malenko says that Syxx took his championship away from him when his back was turned. Malenko says that Syxx disrespected his father and himself. Malenko stands by himself and doesn’t need anyone to fight his battles. He is going to get the job done at Superbrawl.

2.) Kevin Sullivan and Jacqueline cut a promo from their house, I’m assuming. Jacqueline says that ten years Sullivan made a mistake choosing Woman over her. Jackie says that Chris Benoit isn’t a real man while Sullivan is and has always been good to her. She has never given up on Sullivan. Sullivan says that Jackie was the only person he has been good to his entire life. Sullivan says that Jackie is here to protect him. Jackie has given him comfort, something he has needed his entire life. They say it is payback time for Nancy and Benoit isn’t going to be able to save her.

3.) Harlem Heat and Sister Sherri are interviewed regarding their match at Superbrawl. Sherri says that they are players in this game and they are here for the long haul. They think their triple threat match is insignificant since it is not for the titles. Stevie Ray says they will not be held down despite the constant attempts to keep them down. Booker says they will go through every team to get the tag titles back around their waist.

4.) Ric Flair is interviewed about the Four Horsemen. Flair hypes up Superbrawl and the main event between Piper and Hogan for the WCW World Championship. Flair doubts that Hogan is man enough to get in the ring with Piper. Flair says that he put Jarrett over and that Jarrett has attempted to style and profile but tomorrow night he wrestles one of the toughest guys he has met in Mongo. If Jarrett wins then he is in the Horsemen whether the guys like it or not.

5.) Jarrett hip tosses Konnan and plays to the fans until Konnan hits a rolling clothesline to get control of the match. Konnan hits a dropkick to a seated Jarrett for a near fall. Konnan misses a clothesline and Jarrett hits one of his own followed by a series of stomps. Jarrett rams Konnan face first into the top turnbuckle but Jarrett nearly wins with a rollup. Jarrett scoop slams Konnan but is tripped by Jimmy Hart from the floor. Konnan scoop slams Jarrett and heads to the top rope but misses a double axe handle and Jarrett goes on the attack with a side slam. Jarrett punches Hart off the apron and locks in the figure four on Konnan but here comes Kevin Sullivan to hit a double stomp and that causes the disqualification. Chris Benoit and Woman come out to confront Sullivan and Jacqueline. (*1/2. I took this as more of a way to get some last minute hype for Sullivan and Benoit.)

Final Thoughts:
Not much going on here as it was just a few promos to hype the pay per view with a underwhelming feature match.

Thanks for reading.

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