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WCW Saturday Night 4/26/1997

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date:
4/26/1997
From: Gainesville, GA

Matches:
1.) Public Enemy defeated Villano IV & JL
2.) WCW Television Champion Ultimo Dragon defeated Juventud Guerrera to retain the title
3.) Steiner Brothers defeated Power Company
4.) Mortis defeated Mark Starr
5.) Lex Luger defeated Meng

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Luger runs over Meng with a shoulder block to start the match. Meng catches Luger on a cross body attempt and hits a back breaker to keep Luger on the canvas. Meng sends Luger into the corner a few times to weaken his back. Meng works over Luger with several strikes but it’s really just basic offense. Meng hits an atomic drop and locks in a bear hug. Meng stops Luger with a knee lift after Lex got a few right hands in. Luger tries to knock Meng down with a clothesline but settles for a leaping forearm strike. Luger drops Meng with a running clothesline with his left arm but misses an elbow drop. Meng misses a standing senton splash. Meng attempts a slam but Luger counters and gets the Torture Rack locked in to win the match. (DUD. Yeah, that was an awful singles match and predictable from the get-go.)

2.) Lee Marshall is in the ring to interview Lex Luger. Marshall says that Luger must be frustrated that Hogan hasn’t agreed to a WCW World Title match yet. Luger says it is frustrating but he is on a mission to get the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. He will go through every member in the New World Order in order to get the belt.

Final Thoughts:
Obviously the show is basically just promotion of Luger as a challenger for Hogan. You’d think Dragon/Guerrera would be fantastic but they only got two minutes of time there and wasn’t worth a review of. Hey, at least Public Enemy put someone through a table?

Thanks for reading.

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