WCW Saturday Night 2/6/1999
Written by: Bob Colling
World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
From: LaCrosse, WI
1.) Barry Darsow defeated Mike Enos
2.) Fit Finlay defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
3.) Meng defeated Hector Garza
4.) Chris Jericho defeated Damian
5.) Al Green defeated Glacier
6.) Perry Saturn defeated Dave Taylor
7.) Lash LeRoux defeated Lenny Lane
8.) Hugh Morrus defeated Barry Horowitz
9.) Curt Hennig & Barry Windham defeated Disorderly Conduct
10.) Bam-Bam Bigelow defeated La Parka
1.) I noticed during the Enos/Darsow match that Enos was getting a very good reaction from the crowd. It’s rather surprising as he hasn’t had a featured role on WCW television and not a lot of success in wrestling since his WWF run seven years ago. Naturally, WCW has Enos lose to Darsow after a shot to the throat with a putter.
2.) After Jericho wins his squash match easily, he tries to put a dress on Damian. Luckily for Damian, Saturn runs out for the save. Well, Saturn knocks Damian out with a kick to the face but he did run off Jericho.
3.) Mean Gene interviews Meng, Barbarian and Jimmy Hart. Hart talks about the tag team title tournament and he is confident that his guys will win the tag titles. Jimmy says they are going back to their ways of cheating to win the titles. Meng simply tells Gene that their goal this year is to be champions. Barbarian speaks saying they are looking for Vincent too. How often did Meng and Barbarian talk?!
4.) Without a doubt this would be considered an upset with Al Green pinning Glacier after a top rope shoulder block. Just for the record, Green was a former tag partner and good friend of new booker Kevin Nash.
5.) Taylor has control of Saturn on the canvas early on but the offense is short lived. Saturn fights back after a few uppercuts and pummels Taylor in the corner but is decked after being distracted by the referee. Taylor has a spinning toe hold on Saturn but can’t get a submission or three count. Saturn fights back with a kick in the corner and puts his dress over Taylor’s head to deliver several strikes. Saturn continues with a scoop slam and heads to the top rope. Saturn leaps off to hit a frog splash and signals for the Death Valley Driver. Taylor is picked up and planted down to give Saturn the win. (*1/2. An average match here. Saturn is completely over with his new gimmick.)
6.) Mean Gene is with Bam-Bam Bigelow, who will be wrestling later on tonight. Gene talks about how Bigelow will be wrestling Goldberg at Superbrawl. Bigelow says that it has been a plan to be next for Goldberg all along. He is going to take Goldberg piece by piece at Superbrawl.
7.) Lash and Lane trade rollups in the opening thirty seconds of the match. Lane backdrops LeRoux to the floor and takes him out with a somersault dive off the apron and over the ring post on the floor! LeRoux crotches Lane on the railing and soon hits a hurricanrana on the floor after leaping off the railing! Back in the ring, LeRoux nearly wins after a clothesline. Lane counters a head scissors by dropping Lash face first to the mat. Lane heads to the top to hit a cross body but Lash rolls through for a near fall. LeRoux counters a suplex with a northern lights slam for a two count. Lane runs into a big boot and goes for a full nelson face buster but Lash counters with the fireman cary slam for the win. (**1/2. These two put on a really good match given their time. It’s always a good thing to have the young guys on TV and showcase what they could offer in the future.)
8.) Parka spits at Bigelow before the start of the match. Parka struts for the fans and is soon met with a clothesline from Bam-Bam. Parka kicks Bigelow but is stopped by an elbow strike. Parka drop toe holds Bam-Bam into the turnbuckle and attempts a top rope move but is caught and powerbombed by Bigelow. Bigelow splashes Parka in the corner and taunts the fans. Parka kicks Bigelow and hits a tornado DDT but can’t get a three count. Bigelow slams Parka and proceeds to finish Parka off with the Greetings From Asbury Park. Well, Bam-Bam hits a second one just because he can. (1/2*. That was essentially a squash match for Bigelow to put him over as a threat for the showdown with Goldberg.) After the match, Bigelow carries Parka to the backstage area for some reason.
A weak show this week as there wasn’t a strong feature match. The main focus was to get Bigelow over just to have him job out to Goldberg. Lane/LeRoux is a good match and it gave to young guys time on television, which is never a bad thing.
Thanks for reading.