WCW Saturday Night 3/8/1997

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date:
3/8/1997
From: Rome, GA

Matches:
1.) Jim Duggan defeated Dave Taylor
2.) Roadblock defeated Larry Santo
3.) Ice Train defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
4.) WCW Television Champion Prince Iaukea defeated Super Calo
5.) Glacier defeated JL
6.) Harlem Heat defeated Jim Powers & Bobby Walker
7.) Diamond Dallas Page defeated Billy Kidman
8.) Kevin Sullivan defeated Tim Cheeks
9.) Public Enemy defeated Galaxy & La Parka
10.) Lex Luger defeated Maxx

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Jim Duggan is interviewed following his match. Duggan says a lot of people are worried about WCW but he is only worried about the USA. Of course, he hangs his hat on WCW, too. Duggan wonders who Eric Bischoff thinks he is talking to when he says he is going to fire everyone. Duggan notes that Hulk Hogan and the NWO is staying away from him and says it is a good idea they stay away from him.

2.) Mortis and his manager James Vanderburg are interviewed. Mortis will be wrestling Glacier at WCW Uncensored. James says he is a collector or unusual items. He added the crown jewel to his collection in Mortis. He puts over Mortis competing in blood sports before arriving in WCW. James says that WCW invested in a “slow, moving piece of ice.” He is confident that Mortis is going to end Glacier. Mortis speaks saying that he is the skeleton in Glacier’s closet.

3.) WCW Television Champion Prince Iaukea is interviewed regarding his match with Rey Mysterio Jr. at Uncensored. Iaukea is happy to be in WCW and to be the champion. He doesn’t like the controversy with him and Rey Mysterio Jr., and says that Rey deserves the rematch on pay per view.

4.) Diamond Dallas Page is interviewed following his match regarding Randy Savage. Page can’t even call Savage the Macho Man because he doesn’t respect Savage for being a man. Page doesn’t respect Savage for joining the New World Order. Page says he respects the ability that Savage has. He is focused on being the best he can be.

5.) Luna Vachon is interviewed by Lee Marshall. Vachon knows her place in the squared circle. Luna says she has whooped Madusa all over the country and she will do it again in WCW.

6.) The main event with Luger is your typical three minute squash match.

Final Thoughts:
Well, the show was mostly interviews to setup matches for Uncensored. It seems like there is a stretch on the show where there isn’t a lot of top level competition, but you gotta get through the bad to get to the good, right?

Thanks for reading.

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