WCW Saturday Night 2/3/1996

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date:
2/3/1996
From: Atlanta, GA

Matches:
1.) Public Enemy defeated Steve & Scott Armstrong
2.) Sting defeated Denny Brown
3.) The Nasty Boys defeated The Barrio Brothers
4.) Diamond Dallas Page defeated Joey Maggs
5.) WCW United States Champion One Man Gang defeated Mike Davis
6.) The Giant defeated Todd Morton & Chris Nielsen
7.) Harlem Heat defeated Men At Work
8.) Eddie Guerrero defeated WCW World Tag Team Champion Lex Luger by disqualification
9.) Ric Flair defeated Dean Malenko

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Public Enemy cut a promo after their win saying they wanted to wrestle the Nasty Boys one more time and they would do whatever it took to win.

2.) A video highlighting the rise and fall of Diamond Dallas Page and winning thirteen million dollars. Security camera shows that Page knocked over Diamond Doll in order to claim the money.

3.) WCW Television Champion Johnny B. Badd and Diamond Doll had some comments about DDP. Doll said she let Page win the money because she felt bad for him. Badd wants to get the money back for her and shut DDP’s mouth in the process.

4.) The Giant had an interview regarding Hulk Hogan and Superbrawl VI. Giant promises to be the WCW World Champion and end Hulkamania once and for all.

5.) Harlem Heat cut a promo saying they got robbed of their WCW World Tag Team Championships and they are coming for the “little boys”, or Sting and Lex Luger.

6.) Luger drops Guerrero throat first across the top rope with a gorilla press slam followed by a delayed vertical suplex for a near fall. Guerrero attempts a top rope double axe handle but is caught and Luger locks in a bear hug to retain control of the bout. Luger takes a few right hands before running over Guerrero with a clothesline. Eddie counters a gorilla press slam again and nearly pins Luger. Eddie comes off the top and accidentally dropkicks the referee due to Lex putting the referee in the way. Eddie manages to counter the Torture Rack with a hurricanrana but there isn’t a count due to the referee being knocked out. Luger counters a head scissors attempt and puts the Torture Rack on Guerrero! However, Luger is disqualified for allowing the referee to get dropkicked moments earlier. (**. Not a bad match, and surprising that Luger didn’t go over cleanly here. The final few minutes were fun.)

7.) Malenko and Flair have a basic start to the match working on each others limbs in the opening moments of the match. Flair is sent into the corner and falls over the top rope. Maleko misses a splash attempt from the top. Flair with basic strikes until Malenko countered a back suplex attempt with a rollup for a near fall. Dean hits a back drop and dropkick and Flair falls flat on his face to avoid a second dropkick. Malenko gets the Texas Cloverleaf on Flair, but Arn Anderson comes out to distract Dean. Flair chop blocks the knee of Malenko. Arn wraps Dean’s knee around the ring post. Flair locks in the figure four and uses the ropes for leverage to get a rare submission out of Malenko. (**1/2. A fine match with a shocking finish to have Dean tap out.)

8.) Ric Flair cuts a promo saying that Savage has made a mistake and talks about beating Hogan twice on national television now. Flair says that Elizabeth will ride Space Mountain again. Flair believes the cage match is his speciality match.

Final Thoughts:
A pretty good episode this week as the main event was solid and the Work/Heat tag match was entertaining thanks to the talent involved.

Thanks for reading.

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