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WCW Saturday Night 6/12/1999

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date: 6/12/1999
From: Johnstown, PA

Matches:
1.) Juventud Guerrera fought Psychosis to a ten-minute draw
2.) Van Hammer defeated Chris Adams
3.) Scott Norton defeated Adrian Byrd
4.) Ernest Miller defeated Dave Burkhead
5.) Lodi defeated The Gambler
6.) Scotty Riggs defeated Lash LeRoux
7.) Hak defeated Hugh Morrus by disqualification
8.) Bobby Duncum Jr. & Curt Hennig defeated Barry Darsow & Barry Horowitz
9.) Jim Duggan defeated Villano V
10.) Konnan & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Horace & Brian Adams

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Psychosis taunts the fans on the middle rope and Guerrera does the same. Guerrera wants to shake hands, but Psychosis slaps him away. Psychosis takes Guerrera over with a hip toss and taunts the fans after one move. Guerrera arm drags Psychosis causing Psychosis to roll to the floor. Guerrera runs the ropes to head scissors Psychosis to the floor. Psychosis delivers a few stomps in the ring to get the advantage followed by a clothesline in the corner. Psychosis cuts Guerrera off coming out of the corner with a clothesline for a two count. Psychosis kicks Guerrera and connects with a front sit out suplex for a near fall. Guerrera takes Psychosis over with a hurricanrana for a two count. Guerrera clotheslines Psychosis for another two count. Psychosis puts Guerrera on the top turnbuckle and botches a hurricanrana, which Guerrera still flips and sells on. Psychosis slams Guerrera and heads to the top rope again. Guerrera jabs Psychosis with a double boot to the face. Guerrera hammers away on Psychosis in the corner. Guerrera hits a flying crossbody for another near fall.

Guerrera drops Psychosis over the top rope throat first from the apron. Guerrera sends Psychosis to the floor with a dropkick. Guerrera takes Psychosis out with a crossbody to the floor. Guerrera signals for the Juvi Driver, but Psychosis bails to the floor and stalls to allow the match to end in a draw. (**1/4. The hurricanrana botch by Psychosis kind of deflated my interest in the match. The action was decent enough and for ten minutes it didn’t feel like it dragged on too long or anything. They didn’t do anything overly exciting though and once again played it safe.)

2.) Mean Gene conducted an interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. and Konnan regarding their match at Great American Bash tomorrow night. Konnan says they are going to start the summer with a victory over Hennig and Duncum. Mysterio chimes in and says Konnan has had his back for a long time now. Rey is going to get Hennig in position for the rough rider (bronco buster” and he will be “rough road”.

3.) After Miller won his match easily, Scott Norton ran into the ring and wanted to get his hands on Miller. Norton stalked Miller to the backstage area. They are scheduled to wrestle on Nitro.

4.) LeRoux is using Riggs mirror to look at himself, which makes Riggs angry. Riggs hammers away on LeRoux but is met with a backdrop and dropkick. LeRoux slaps Riggs to the mat and plays to the crowd. Riggs checks himself out in the mirror. LeRoux drop toe holds Riggs to keep arm control. LeRoux head scissors Riggs to the mat followed by an arm drag. Riggs checks himself in the mirror after a slap. Riggs jabs LeRoux in the throat with the mirror while the referee was out of position. Riggs misses a standing dropkick but is able to get worked over LeRoux with strikes. Riggs nails LeRoux with a standing dropkick. Riggs dumps LeRoux through the ropes to the floor. Riggs misses a dropkick as LeRoux holds onto the ropes. LeRoux head scissors Riggs out of the corner. LeRoux takes Riggs over with a slam. LeRoux decks Riggs with a clothesline. LeRoux comes off the top but is met with a strike. Riggs hits the Showstopper for the win. (1/2*. Riggs isn’t very captivating in this new character. The mirror gimmick feels a little played out and doesn’t really hold my interest all that much.)

5.) Hak has his kendo stick and the fans are chanting for ECW. Brian Knobbs trips Hak from the floor and Hak is double teamed by Morrus and Knobbs. So, we aren’t going to be getting this match. Kidman comes off the top and cleans house to help out Hak. Kidman gets overwhelmed with strikes in the corner and dumped to the floor. Knobbs misses a splash and hits the post. Morrus misses a splash and hits the railing. Knobbs cuts a promo into the camera saying that Hak is going to eat his own teeth.

6.) Mean Gene conducts an interview with Scott Norton. Norton notes that The Cat hit him over the head with a tire iron. Norton says nobody does that to him and gets away with it. Norton says that Sonny Ono isn’t going to distract him from Cat and proclaims that Cat will never get in his way ever again.

7.) Horace and Mysterio start the tag team main event with Horace delivering several stomps and strikes in the corner. Horace tosses Mysterio out of the corner. Mysterio boots Horace in the corner and Konnan plants Horace with a DDT. Horace plants Adams with a DDT. Mysterio sends Horace to the floor following a hurricanrana. Horace pummels Konnan in the corner not dealing with his taunts. Adams tags in and stomps on Konnan to keep control of the match. Adams drives Konnan down to the mat with a backbreaker for a two count. Adams back elbows Konnan followed by a leg drop for a two count. Horace misses a few clotheslines and Konnan almost wins with a crossbody. Mysterio gets tagged in but Horace hits a side slam for a near fall. Adams chokes Mysterio over the bottom rope. Mysterio hammers away on Adams before delivering a dropkick to Adams left knee. All four men are in the ring brawling with Konnan helping Mysterio. Adams dumps Konnan to the floor and Mysterio is double teamed,. Mysterio avoids Adams in the corner but Adams hits a tilt a whirl backbreaker for a two count. Adams press slams Mysterio over his knee. Mysterio tries for a sunset flip but Horace drops Rey to the mat. Konnan gets knocked off the apron and Rey is double teamed in the corner.

Konnan returns to the ring and all four men are going at it. Konnan and Rey avoid being sent into each other and Konnan hits a face buster on Adams. Rey hits the bronco buster on Horace, which the camera zooms in on to avoid seeing it. Horace leg drops after Vincent tripped Konnan for a two count. Horace has a chair to use on Konnan and is able to do so while the referee is distracted. Adams gets the chair and Mysterio dropkicks the chair into Adams face from the top rope for the win. (*1/2. Not too bad of a match considering my expectations were rather low. I was quite surprised to see Adams take the pin instead of Horace. Mysterio did well in there and Adams looked good working over a smaller opponent. For Saturday Night, it was a suitable main event.)

Final Thoughts:
I’d consider this an enjoyable go-home show before Great American Bash pay per view the following night. Juvi/Psychosis was decent and the main event exceeded my low expectations to begin with. Great American Bash doesn’t seem to be a strong PPV and is one I’d probably avoid getting regardless.

Thanks for reading.

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