WCW Saturday Night 7/3/1999

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date: 7/3/1999
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Matches:
1.) Jim Duggan defeated Silver King
2.) Billy Kidman defeated Adrian Byrd
3.) Fit Finlay defeated Ciclope
4.) Brian Knobbs defeated Barry Darsow
5.) Evan Karagias defeated Lash LeRoux
6.) Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Bobby Eaton
7.) Hugh Morrus & Jerry Flynn defeated Disorderly Conduct
8.) Disco Inferno defeated Villano V
9.) Ernest Miller defeated Scott Armstrong
10.) Eddie Guerrero defeated Psychosis

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Mean Gene interviews Disco Inferno this week regarding his upcoming match with Ernest Miller. Inferno sings a Wham song. The loser of the match will not be able to dance ever again in WCW. Inferno says the dance police is going to have to be at every show to make sure nobody breaks the stipulation. Inferno could be arrested if he does that. Inferno asks if he would get fired if he danced, which Gene doesn’t know.

2.) Karagias takes LeRoux down to the mat for the early advantage. Karagias dropkicks LeRoux followed by a sloppy looking swinging neckbreaker. Karagias powerslams LeRoux for a two count. LeRoux stops Karagias with an elbow strike. Karagias head scissors LeRoux to the floor. LeRoux plants Karagias with a sit out one arm powerbomb. LeRoux drops Karagias gut first to the mat. LeRoux does a split before clotheslining Karagias. LeRoux hits a northern lights suplex for a two count. Karagias fights back with a backdrop and a standing dropkick. Karagias nearly wins with a standing hurricanrana. Karagias powerslams LeRoux for another two count. Karagias connects with a springboard crossbody before going to the top rope. Karagias hits a twisting splash for the win. (*1/2. They are both extremely green, there’s no doubt about that. They had a few good moments and showed they are promising talents for WCW.)

3.) Mean Gene conducted an interview Lodi. Gene doesn’t feel comfortable with Lodi having his hand on his shoulder. Lodi thinks there is a buzz because he found a friend in Lenny Lane. They can travel the road together and they have things in common. Lenny credits that Lodi introduced him to West Hollywood and they have a lot in common. Lenny likens them to being soulmates. They know what the other man is going to do. They are amazed that they both wore blue nail polish today.

4.) The fairly new team of Jerry Flynn and Hugh Morrus were dominate in their match this week. Morrus won with a top rope moonsault while Flynn had a cross arm breaker on the other opponent.

5.) Armstrong ducks a kick by Miller and delivers several strikes before tripping Miller to the mat. Miller goes to the floor to regroup. Miller nails Armstrong with a kick to Armstrong’s chest. Ono gets a few kicks in on Armstrong outside the ring. Armstrong stalks Ono until Miller attacks from behind. Miller scoop slams Armstrong and comes off the ropes to deliver a forearm strike. Armstrong almost steals a victory with a rollup. Armstrong stops Miller with a jawbreaker and a back elbow strike. Armstrong clotheslines Miller from behind to regain control of the match. Ono puts Miller’s red shoe on and distracts the referee allowing Miller to deliver a kick with the shoe for the win. (*1/4. I think the idea of the red shoe leading to victory as a little ridiculous. Miller is a good heel and could become a upper midcard act if given a push.)

6.) Guerrero arm drags Psychosis early on and keeps arm control. Psychosis briefly gets control on the mat. Psychosis counters a tilt a whirl by clotheslining Guerrero. Psychosis head scissors Guerrero to the floor and plays to the crowd. Guerrero stomps on Psychosis left knee several times. On the floor, Guerrero slams Psychosis leg against the post before returning to the ring. Guerrero dropkicks Psychosis on the knee and plays to the crowd for a moment. Guerrero keeps leg control on the mat trying to get a submission, but isn’t able to do so. Guerrero hits a slingshot senton from the apron into the ring. Guerrero leg sweeps Psychosis to the mat and again keeps leg control. Guerrero scoop slams Psychosis before going to the top rope. Psychosis stops Guerrero with an atomic drop in midair. Psychosis hammers away on Guerrero. Psychosis hits a top rope hurricanrana for a two count. Psychosis connects with a spinning heel kick off the top rope. Guerrero plants Psychosis with a Gory Special, which looked more like a neckbreaker. Guerrero wins the match with a frog splash off the top. (**. It’s great to see Eddie Guerrero back in the ring, which he made his return a two weeks ago on Nitro. This was a decent match, that kind of felt like an enhancement match for the most part. Psychosis had a few good moments towards the end that made me feel like it was a solid overall match.)

Final Thoughts:
Not too much going on here for the most part. Saturday Night is a good show to have in the background while doing other stuff.

Thanks for reading.

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