WCW Saturday Night 5/15/1999
Written by: Bob Colling
World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
From: Cape Girardeau, MO
1.) WCW Tag Team Champions Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Disorderly Conduct
2.) Johnny Swinger defeated Adrian Byrd
3.) Al Greene defeated Damien 666
4.) Fit Finlay defeated Kendall Windham
5.) David Flair defeated Frankie Lancaster by disqualification
6.) Brian Adams defeated Erik Watts
7.) Meng defeated Dale Tolberg
8.) Barry Darsow defeated Bull Pain
9.) Kanyon defeated Silver King
10.) Curt Hennig defeated Stevie Ray by disqualification
1.) Nitro and Thunder were off-air this week so this is the first show since Slamboree 1999. As you can see from above, they didn’t load this show up with much of anything in-ring.
2.) Mean Gene conducted an interview with Stevie Ray. Tonight, Ray will be in action against Curt Hennig. Ray says that doesn’t care about Hennig, his father or his mother. All he cares about is himself and his NWO family. Ray hit Hennig with a slapjack because he had to talk with his brother. Ray doesn’t think it will take him very long to beat Hennig. Gene thinks that Ray is taking the “great” Curt Hennig too lightly. Ray isn’t sure why Gene would use that word to describe Hennig. Ray is going to beat Hennig the way his father should have a long time ago.
3.) Charles Robinson is the referee for David Flair’s match. Robinson backs Lancaster out of the corner on a lockup and gives the match to Flair by disqualification. The match maybe lasted ten-seconds. That’s hilarious.
4.) Mean Gene conducted an interview with Curt Hennig. Hennig is surprised that Gene thinks Stevie Ray is taking him lightly. Hennig believes this all stems from Booker T not being as great as Hennig. Hennig thinks that Ray and Booker should just wrestle if they have a problem instead of getting involved in his business. Hennig is the only man that stands alone and says that Ray will see why he’s the best wrestler ever produce.
5.) Kanyon has the new WCW Tag Team Champions Raven & Saturn with him. Kanyon says he does what he wants when he wants. Kanyon asks who is better than him and they say everybody. Kanyon still thinks everyone likes him.
6.) King works over Kanyon with a few kicks and strikes against the ropes. Kanyon comes off the ropes with a spinning heel kick. Kanyon nearly wins with a rollup. Kanyon beats on King with several right hands in the corner. Kanyon crotches King on the top rope and hits a superplex for a two count. King low blows Kanyon and hits a spinning heel kick in the corner. King leaps off the top rope to hit a missile dropkick. King decides to play to the fans instead of going for a cover. King clotheslines Kanyon in the corner, but Kanyon hit a swinging neckbreaker getting a two count. Kanyon backdrops King and drops King to the mat by pulling King off the bottom rope. Kanyon delivers a strike to King’s groin area. King scoop slams Kanyon and misses a moonsault allowing Kanyon to hit another spinning heel kick. Kanyon drives King down with a gut buster. King drops Kanyon over the middle rope. King misses a middle rope senton splash. Kanyon nearly wins with a sunset flip from the apron. Kanyon hits an inverted powerbomb for another near fall. Kanyon heads to the top rope but misses a splash attempt. King kicks Kanyon for a two count. Kanyon plants King with the Flatliner for the win. (**. They got plenty of time to compete and I thought they did a fine enough job. Kanyon repeated a few moves, but I enjoyed the match.)
7.) Hennig goes after Ray with right hands to start the match. Hennig chops Ray in the corner a few times. Hennig clotheslines Ray and scares Vincent off the apron. Ray decks Hennig to get the upper hand and chops Hennig several times. Ray dumps Hennig to the floor where Vincent is stalking Hennig, but doesn’t do good at that and Hennig senses him coming. Hennig gets back in the ring and beats on Ray with strikes. Hennig kicks Ray in the ribs and slaps Vincent. Vincent gets on the apron to distract the referee. Ray drives Hennig down to the mat with a powerslam. Ray drives Hennig down to the mat with a vertical suplex. Ray puts a sleeper on Hennig but Hennig fights out of the hold. Hennig runs into a boot in the corner. Ray clotheslines Hennig over the top to the floor. Ray kicks Hennig coming into the ring and delivers a knee drop. Ray goes for a cocky cover but Hennig kicks out at two. Ray slams Hennig and taunts the crowd. Hennig stops Ray with a boot to avoid a double axe handle. Hennig forearms Ray and hits the fisherman suplex. However, Vincent enters and attacks Hennig to cause the disqualification. After the match, Hennig is double teamed. Ray misses a boot and hits Vincent on accident. (*. That was pretty much exactly what I expected it to be. A mostly boring match with the typical DQ finish because god forbid even a low midcard feud have a clear cut winner.)
I felt like this weeks show was a mostly subpar show. Considering the major two shows didn’t air, I’d hope for a stronger than usual Saturday Night and that wasn’t the case whatsoever here.
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