WCW Thunder 2/23/2000
Credit to: www.pwwew.net
February 23, 2000
Ric Flair and The Total Package have been on an unstoppable path of destruction over the past several weeks, leaving a trail of broken arms along the way. After leaving Hulk Hogan and Doug Dillinger laying in the ring on Monday Nitro, Reno, Nevada was just another stop on the way to the top, as Package set his sights on a different task … taking on the WCW Heavyweight Champion, Sid Vicious.
Backstage, Mike Graham asks Kevin Nash how he feels after taking a guitar shot from Jeff Jarrett. Nash acts as if he doesn’t know who Graham is, but since Kevin is told he was the commissioner, the commissioner he will be.
Fit Finlay d. Evan Karagias with 3 Count
3 Count entered the ring, performing their hit song, but were cut short by Fit Finlay, who laid in to Karagias right away. It was hardcore rules, which meant since Helms and Moore were at ringside, Finlay could beat on them as well. Helms attacked with one of the heavy green circles, giving the dancing trio the advantage. Finlay recovered, and took all three out with a trashcan before finishing Karagias with a tombstone piledriver.
Backstage, Kevin Nash believes he is Commissioner Gordon of Gotham City, telling his nurses to contact Batman.
Interview: The nWo
In the New World Order’s dressing room, Jeff Jarrett told Mean Gene that the countdown had started to Superbrawl, where the chosen reign would begin for Jarrett, when he defeats Sid Vicious.
Backstage, Kid Cam catches Buff Bagwell making the moves on Daffney Unger. When Buff asks her whom she is going to choose between him and David Flair, she screams in his face, laughing hysterically while running away.
Interview: Nature Boy Ric Flair
Flair told the Reno fans that they were living in a nothing happenin’ town and asked a girl at ringside if she wanted to ride “Space Mountain.” The Nature Boy, carrying Hulk Hogan’s yellow and red weightlifting belt, said he defeated Hulkamania and challenged anyone to wrestle him later in the night. Vampiro came to the ramp, and said that although he respected Flair, he would kick the Nature Boy’s ass all over the ring.
Interview: La Parka
Mean Gene looked surprised as La Parka told him, in English, that the chairman was checking back into WCW and “Parkamania” would run wild later in the broadcast.
Backstage, David Flair questions Daffney about her conversation with Buff, as Crowbar looks on from behind a cage in the background.
Backstage, Kevin Nash, er … Commissioner Gordon calls “Alfred” on the Bat Phone to find out what to do. Ralphus is on the other end of the phone in utter confusion.
La Parka d. Berlyn
Berlyn attacked La Parka at the bell, trying to get the upper hand at the start. The fans chanted USA, however referee Mickey Jay, the only American in the ring, failed to acknowledge the crowd’s accolades. The Chairman got the win with a corkscrew from the top rope.
Backstage, Billy Kidman and Torrie Wilson tell Buff that the Kid Cam that taped his conversation with Daffney earlier was stolen from them on Monday.
Interview: Tank Abbott
Tank told Mean Gene that Big Al was out of the way, and Abbot was on to the next level of play. Mike Jones, formerly everyone, including Curly Bill, Vincent, and Shane, interrupted the interview and challenged Tank to a match.
Buff Bagwell d. David Flair with Daffney Unger
Bagwell threw Flair around the ring, as David seemed distracted with protecting Daffney. The Maestro and Symphony came to ringside, but Unger dove from the apron onto the blonde pianist. As this was going on, Buff scored the pin on Flair for the victory. After the bell, Maestro attacked Bagwell.
Tank Abbott d. Mike Jones by TKO
Jones was psyched and ready to finally have his own identity. Jones fought a valiant effort, but in the end he, much like his past aliases, was left lying in the ring, counting the ring lights, as Tank scored another knockout win.
Backstage, Commissioner Gordon speaks with Bruce “Ralphus” Wayne, asking him if he is up for the task.
Vampiro d. “Nature Boy” Ric Flair by reversed decision
Flair came to the ring, stylin’ and profilin’, in a glittering silver and black robe. A nervous Vampiro looked white as a ghost as he locked up for the first time ever with the legendary Flair. Vamp flustered the Nature Boy, who hit the floor to regain his thoughts. Back inside, the two exchanged stinging chops to the chest, before Flair went to work on the knee of his gothic opponent. The Total Package and Elizabeth arrived at ringside, toting a baseball bat. As Elizabeth distracted referee Billy Silverman, Package clubbed Vamp in the leg with the bat, setting up the dirtiest player in the game to apply the figure four leglock for the shady win. After the commercial, it was announced that the decision had been reversed.
Backstage, Vampiro sits on the floor stretching his injured knee. Fit Finlay comes from nowhere and attacks the already injured leg.
Interview: Dustin Rhodes
Rhodes started the interview by telling a man in the front row to shut the hell up. Dustin told Terry Funk he was an old bag of bones and told The Funker he would put him out of wrestling. Funk came onto the big screen and told Rhodes that he and his father were nothing but piles of horse crap. Dustin flipped out and left the ring, attacking several crew members on his way.
Backstage, Mickey Jay asks Terry Taylor if suspended referee Mark Johnson can be reinstated so he can settle some personal issues with him. Taylor said he would let Johnson wrestle if Jay gives him a good ass kicking.
Backstage, Booker tells Billy Kidman that they need to watch each other’s backs.
The Artist Formerly Known As Prince Iaukea d. Crowbar
As usual, Paisley introduced her man, the WCW Cruiserweight Champion. Crowbar entered with his lead pipe and did three free falls to the canvas as everyone looked on in confusion. On the outside, Crowbar delivered his patented big splash to Iaukea on the hard floor. As both men crashed to the canvas from the top rope, Daffney distracted The Artist with her purple wig. Paisley pulled the wig from her head and the two girls started a catfight. As Charles Robinson broke up the cats, The Artist came from the top, catching Crowbar with a DDT for the win.
Interview: Sid Vicious
Vicious tells The Total Package that he will fall like all the rest, laughing uncontrollably.
Backstage, Nash, watching Sid laugh, says he knows the Joker has something to do with what’s going on. When the nurses ask Nash if he should call Superman, he says everyone knows Superman is just a comic book character.
Backstage, The Mamalukes brawl with Lane and Idol as Disco approaches the ring.
The Wall d. Disco Inferno
Disco told The Wall that since The Mamalukes weren’t there to defend the titles against him, that Wall and Inferno could have the night off. The former bodyguard thought different, as he started throwing DI around the ring like a rag doll. The Wall won the match with his devastating chokeslam.
Interview: The Total Package and Elizabeth
Package, with Elizabeth, and his 4% body fat, told Sid that he would fall to the Total Package later in the main event.
The Harris Brothers d. Booker and Billy Kidman with Torrie Wilson
The brothers Harris had the tag team advantage over the first time team of Booker and Kidman. Don Harris slammed Billy from pillar to post, wearing down the back of the youngster. Booker finally tagged in, cleaning house on the Harris twins. As Wilson tended to Kidman on the outside, Big Ron and Heavy D finished Booker off with the H-Bomb for the very impressive win.
Backstage, The nWo watches on as Sid Vicious makes his way to the ring.
Sid Vicious d. The Total Package with Elizabeth by DQ
The WCW Champion took it to the challenger, sending him rolling to the outside in this non-title match. Package brought Sid to his knees in a test of strength, but Vicious powered back and put Package onto his back. Just as the champion was setting up for the chokeslam, Ric Flair ran in, but was quickly sent to the floor. Vicious powerbombed TTP, but as the black bat came into play, it was Sid left lying after being struck in the leg.
Backstage, Jeff Jarrett whacked a guitar over the head of referee Mickey Jay as Thunder goes off the air.