WCW Saturday Night 7/17/1999

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date: 7/17/1999
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Matches:
1.) Billy Kidman defeated Prince Iaukea
2.) B.A defeated Chip Minton
3.) Barry Darsow defeated Silver King
4.) Erik Watts defeated The Gambler
5.) La Parka defeated Spyder
6.) Eddie Guerrero defeated Blitzkrieg
7.) Kaos defeated Lash LeRoux
8.) Fit Finlay defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
9.) Booker T defeated Horace Hogan

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Iaukea attacks Kidman before the bell with a few strikes before trying a springboard, but Kidman arm drags Iaukea in midair. Kidman backdrops Iaukes after a dropkick and Iaukea bails to the floor. Iaukea works over Kidman with a headbutt, but Kidman hit a sit out powerbomb for a two count. Kidman elbow drops Iaukea over the back and tries for a suplex, but Iaukea suplexs Kidman over the top to the floor. Iaukea rams Kidman into the ring steps. Kidman tries for a slingshot, but Iaukea catches Kidman hitting a Samoan Drop. Iaukea delivers a quick leg drop for a two count. Kidman tries a sunset flip, but Iaukea blocks it. Kidman nearly wins with a sunset flip on a second try, but Iaukea stops Kidman with a kick to the chest. Kidman fights back with a dropkick but an eye rake stops Kidman’s momentum. Iaukea tosses Kidman across the ring. Kidman avoids a kick before delivering a bulldog out of the corner for a two count. Iaukea nails Kidman with a savant kick, but pulls Kidman up on the cover. Iaukea tries for a powerbomb, but Kidman counters with a face buster and hits the the shooting star press for the win. (**. Well, that was one of the better Iaukea matches I’ve ever watched. It made zero sense for Iaukea to pull Kidman up on the cover and try to hit a powerbomb. Considering you can’t powerbomb Kidman, I don’t know why he’d ever do that. They got plenty of time and the match held my interest.)

2.) Mean Gene interviews Fit Finlay, who is not happy. Finlay survived the junkyard battle and isn’t happy that the First Family took his trophy. Finlay he’ll go wherever he needs to go in order to get it back. Finlay believes he is the crown of hardcore. Finlay is going to compete in any kind of wrestling that is put in his way. He’s going to be the monkey that jumps all over the First Family.

3.) Guerrero controls Blitzkrieg with an hammerlock, but Blitzkrieg sends Guerrero to the floor with an arm drag. Guerrero complains of a hair pull. Blitzkrieg puts a hammerlock on Guerrero until Eddie reaches the ropes to break the hold. Guerrero drops Blitzkrieg with an uppercut. Guerrero scoop slams Blitzkrieg and keeps control with a shoulder block. Blitzkrieg drops Guerrero with a kick to the back of Eddie’s head. Blitzkrieg dropkicks Guerrero into the corner. Blitzkrieg misses a standing spinning splash and Guerrero dumps Blitzkrieg to the floor. Guerrero rams Blitzkrieg into the guard railing and chokes Blitzkrieg with a TV cable, which the camera zooms out from. Blitzkrieg punches Guerrero from the apron before hitting a springboard dropkick to send Eddie to the floor. Blitzkrieg hits a slingshot crossbody to the floor to take Guerrero out. Blitzkrieg misses a top rope moonsault. Guerrero goes to the top, but Blitzkrieg crotches Guerrero on the top turnbuckle. Blitzkrieg hits a top rope hurricanrana for a two count. Blitzkrieg almost wins with a rollup and stops Guerrero with a tilt a whirl backbreaker. Blitzkrieg misses a corkscrew moonsault. Guerrero plants Blitzkrieg with a brainbuster and wins the match with a top rope frog splash. (**1/2. An enjoyable match, as expected. Guerrero is incredible in the ring and works at an effortless rate. It’s matches like this that makes watching Saturday Night worthwhile.)

4.) LeRoux puffs out his chest to impersonate Kaos and is promptly shoved to the mat for doing so. LeRoux cheap shots Kaos after reaching the ropes. Kaos decks LeRoux with a quick clothesline. LeRoux kicks Kaos and tries for a head scissors but is dropped face first to the mat. LeRoux goes to the floor checking his teeth. LeRoux avoids a few shoulder rams on the apron but Kaos goes to the floor to deck LeRoux with a left hand. Kaos sends LeRoux into the guard railing back first. Kaos drives LeRoux down with a belly to belly suplex for a two count. LeRoux boots Kaos in the corner followed by a back elbow. Kaos ducks a clothesline and connects with a gut wrench powerbomb, but LeRoux reaches the ropes to break the count. LeRoux gets out of a slam to dropkick Kaos. LeRoux goes to the top and hits a crossbody for a two count. LeRoux slams Kaos and delivers several stomps. LeRoux misses a splash in the corner hitting the turnbuckle. Kaos drops LeRoux with several strikes before slamming LeRoux to the mat. Kaos goes to the apron and wins the match following a springboard clothesline. (*1/2. Kaos should be using the gut wrench powerbomb as his finisher. The match kind of dragged on after that spot.)

5.) Mean Gene interviews Jimmy Hart regarding what happened on Nitro. Hart stole Finlay’s trophy. Hart says the trophy is theirs because Jerry Flynn is the toughest man in the match. Flynn enters the scene and has the trophy with him. Flynn says that Finlay left the match like a coward. Hart claims that Flynn is the hardcore champion. Flynn says that Finlay should just stay home. Flynn will give Finlay his address to fight him.

6.) Horace scoop slams Booker to the mat early on and taunts the crowd. Horace shoulder blocks Booker but runs into a dropkick. Booker decks Horace with a clothesline to counter a hip toss for a two count. Booker keeps arm control to maintain the advantage. Booker slaps Horace on the head a few times. Horace knee strikes Booker in the corner followed by stomps. Booker hammers away on Horace in the corner. Booker misses a leaping sidekick and crotches himself over the top rope. Horace punches Booker to the floor. Horace stomps on Booker on the floor. Horace tries for a cover, but Booker gets out at two. Booker hammers away on Horace several times. Horace stops Booker with a big boot. Horace delivers a big splash for a two count. Booker drops Horace with a scissors kick. Booker nails Horace with a leaping forearm strike. Booker plants Horace with a spinebuster for a two count. Horace turns Booker inside out with a clothesline, but Booker no sells it. Booker wins the match following a leaping side kick. (*1/2. It wasn’t a bad match to finish the show. I was just glad there was a clean finish.)

Final Thoughts:
I enjoyed the episode as there was some quality wrestling on this week.

Thanks for reading.

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