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  1. May 1994 : Week 2 One week after taking over Ring Wrestling Stars, Brian Crabtree hires John Freemantle, former Reslo booker, as his head booker. All Japan renewed Fire Cat’s contract for $375K over 2 years. They also renewed Fumihito Kihara’s contract, inking $343K over two years. Tony Stetson herniated a spinal disc during a tag team match and will be out of action for a year. Ray Lloyd competed in his second MMA match in a losing effort. The loss dropped him to 0-2-0. AJPW’s Billy Black suffered a torn meniscus and will be out of action for one year. NJPW’s Kiyoshi Tabura suffered a back injury that will see him out of action for 3 months. Tom Prichard & Tim Horner defeated Beef Burton (Tom Davis) & Tommy Angel to win the USWA World Tag Team Titles for the first time. Dutch Mantell & Huracan Castillo Jr defeated Eric Embry & Rick Valentine to win the WWC World Tag Team Titles for the first time. Ricky Ricky & Chris Walker defeated Axl Rotten & Mike Samson to win the CAPW Tag Team Championships for the first time. Rikki Nelson defeated Tarek the Great to win the CAPW National Championship for the first time. Johnny Hotbody defeated Stevie Richards to regain the ECW Television title for his second reign. Dancing Wolf defeated Crash the Terminator to win the AWF Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship for the first time. PPW Grand Prix Round 6/15; Card One Harlem Heat (4-1-1) def. International Sex Pistols (1-5-0) Great Kokina (5-0-1) def. Mr. Hughes (0-5-1) Sons of the Mountain (4-1-1) def. Western Boys (1-5-0) La Parka (3-2-1) and Marquis Bagwell (4-1-1) went to a time limit draw. Cobra (2-3-1) def. The Great Kabuki (0-2-0) Barr & Davis (6-0-0) def. The Wildest of the West (0-6-0) Jeff Jarrett (5-0-1) def. Manny Fernandez (1-5-0) Speed Eleven (3-3-0) def. Nubian Nightmares (3-1-2) Notes: Kokina squashed Hughes pretty quickly. Bob Orton is looking sluggish and old in the ring. MVP : Ultimo Dragon W4WA Canadian Grand Prix Round 9/23; Card Two Don Callis (6-3-0) def. Gerry Morrow (3-6-0) Bruiser Bedlam (3-4-2) def. Chip Thompson (0-9-0) Ed Moretti (7-1-1) def. Greg Valentine (3-6-0) Buddy Hart (2-6-1) def. B Brian Blair (1-8-0) Chris Jericho (9-0-0) def. Dick Slater (1-8-0) Sledgehammer Anderson (5-3-1) def. Lance Storm (5-1-3) Worthwhile Notes: Owen Hart and Buddy Landel cut promos against each other, calling themselves the best of the North. MVP : Lance Storm SSW Division 4 Grand Prix Round 9/23; Card One Brazo de Plata (4-4-0) def. Moondog Storm (2-7-0) Brian Lee (8-0-1) def. Ricky Vaughn (0-7-0) El Hijo del Santo (8-0-1) def. Randy Rose (1-7-1) Rikki Nelson (5-2-2) def. John Rambo (0-9-0) Robbie Brookside (4-3-2) def. Rip Rogers (8-1-0) Leatherface (7-2-0) def. David Sammartino (6-2-1) Worthwhile Notes: MVP : El Hijo del Santo PWFG Japanese Grand Prix Round 8/23; Card Two Satoshi Kojima (1-7-0) def. Jerry Flynn (1-7-0) Norman Smiley (5-0-2) def. Shoichi Funaki (4-4-0) Gary Albright (6-0-2) def. Super Delfin (1-2-0) Masakatsu Funaki (7-0-1) def. Tatsutoshi Goto (3-3-0) Koji Kanemoto (4-0-2) def. Mark Starr (3-5-0) Akira Maeda (7-1-0) def. Minoru Tanaka (1-7-0) Notes: MVP : Akira Maeda
  2. 1994 GRAND PRIX : ROUND 6 | CARD 3 PREVIEW Stan Hansen vs Hulk Hogan Powerhouse Simmons vs Barry Windham El Gigante vs Rick Rude Johnny B Badd vs Kevin Sullivan Tom Zenk vs Larry Zbyzsko The Outsiders vs The Steiner Brothers SYNOPSIS Round 6 is coming to a close with yet another action packed card for WCW Saturday Night! In Division Two action, Tom Zenk looks to score his first points of the season when he collides with the struggling legend, Larry Zbyszko. Neither man has had a good first third of their season, as only one win has been secured between the two men. With both men looking to score some points here and avoid relegation, will it be the tactful technician Larry Z rising above, or will The Z-Man finally turn things around? Zenk looked disheartened after his last loss, and his usual crazy persona seems to be fading... Also in Division Two action, it's the knockout king 'Wild Man' Johnny B Badd taking on the master manipulator, 'The Taskmaster' Kevin Sullivan. Sullivan has taken his relegation from the Premier League in stride, proving he's still a threat and making his case to return to the top in 1995, with his aggressive approach and willingness to do anything it takes to win. Plus, with Sullivan's brainwashed admirer Missy Hyatt in his corner, will Johnny B Badd have to contend with distractions on top of the ever dangerous Sullivan? At the end of the day though, all it takes is a moment of opportunity for Johnny to put the match away with his lethal 'Wild Thing' Haymaker, a devastating punch that can end a match at a moments notice! Plus, in Tag Team Division action, it's a major meeting between two undefeated teams as The Steiner Brothers and The Outsiders collide! There has been bad blood building between the two and some minor injuries affecting both teams. A win would push either team into a tie at the top of the Tag Team Division. Their sole prior Grand Prix meeting saw The Outsiders victorious in 1992, but The Steiner Brothers would ultimately have the last laugh that year, as they achieved promotion to the Premiere League. No matter how you slice it though, these two teams have been two of the most dominant teams in the history of WCW's Tag Team Division and neither team will go down easy! Meanwhile, in Premier League, the defending champion 'The Ravishing Ruler of The World' Rick Rude takes on his biggest challenger yet, literally, when he squares off against the 8 foot tall 'Argentine Assassin' El Gigante! If his size wasn't enough of an advantage, Gigante also has the always dangerous Flamingo Corp in his corner to assist in ensuring a victory for the giant! Of course, on the other side of the equation, this is quite arguably the most difficult challenge Gigante has ever faced as Rude is the first ever world champion that Gigante will square off against one-on-one. Can Rude overcome a giant? Or will Gigante secure the biggest victory of his career? Plus, Powerhouse Simmons and Barry Windham collide in an effort to push their way out of relegation spots within the Premier League. With matching records and a discouraging start to the season, who will rise above? Can Barry Windham overcome the distractions of his major looming Slamboree match, or will Simmons expose a lack of focus? And finally, in the main event, it's 'The Immortal' Hulk Hogan and 'Sugar' Stan Hansen finally colliding after weeks of tension and Hansen getting into Hogan's head by taking out his friend DDP in the parking lot. Little known fact, Hogan and Hansen teamed together in 1980 for a second place finish in All Japan's Tag League. Will the knowledge of each other as partners come into effect in this major match up? Will Flamingo Corp's presence in Hansen's corner give the advantage to the bloodthirsty cowboy? Or will Hulk Hogan overcome all the odds yet again and push himself into a tie with Lex Luger and Sting at the very top of WCW's Grand Prix rankings? CURRENT STANDINGS 1PWfan : 8/18 - 44% Just here to look : 10/18 - 56% Dawn : 10/18 - 56% Nobby_McDonald : 23/36 - 64% Rekcut012 : 25/36 - 69% StanMiguel : 29/43 - 67% Old School Fan : 49/78 - 63% Lord Byron : 64/102 - 63% DHK1989 : 74/115 - 64% Nightshadeex : 78/115 - 68% SonOfSharknado : 78/115 - 68%
  3. .message-container { display: flex; flex-direction: column; margin-bottom: 10px; } .participant { display: flex; align-items: flex-start; margin-bottom: 10px; } .participant img { width: 80px; height: 80px; border-radius: 50%; margin-right: 10px; margin-left: 10px; } .bubble { display: inline-block; max-width: 70%; padding: 15px; border-radius: 15px; } .sender { background-color: #00FFFF; color: #000000; align-self: flex-end; margin-left: auto; } .receiver { background-color: #FFC0CB; color: #000000; align-self: flex-start; margin-right: auto; } .alt1 { background-color: #FEF5DA; color: #000000; align-self: flex-start; margin-left: auto; } /* Added new CSS rules to position sender's image on the right */ .sender .bubble { margin-left: auto; } .sender img { margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 0; } It’s May 1994, and WCW is hailing from the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee! WCW Saturday Night is brought to you by Pink Dream, the official soft drink of WCW. After an intro video of WCW’s Premier League, the camera’s take us inside WCW’s neon-lit blue and pink studios where we are standing by with the WCW Analysis Team, Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes and Paul E Dangerously. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to tonight's thrilling WCW Premier League event! We've got a fantastic lineup featuring some of the biggest names in wrestling. First up, 'Lonestar' Dustin Rhodes takes to the ring for the first time since his historic victory over Ric Flair, facing the dangerous Cactus Jack, who is desperate for his first win of the season. Also in action, Ric Flair looks to rebound against the leader of Player Enterprises, Nobuhiko Takada, in what promises to be a technical masterpiece. And in our main event, it's a clash of titans as the undefeated Lex Luger goes head-to-head with the monstrous Big Van Vader. It's a night of high stakes and intense competition! Dusty, welcome back - what are your thoughts on tonight’s card? Harley, you better believe tonight's gonna be something special! My boy Dustin Rhodes is ridin' high after takin' down Ric Flair, and I know he's ready to keep that momentum goin' against Cactus Jack. And Ric Flair, well, he's got his hands full with Takada, but I reckon that old fire's still burnin' inside him - especially if he thinks he can challenge me! And folks, let me tell ya, Lex Luger is in the best shape of his life, and I see him outpowering Big Van Vader to stay on top of the Premier League! Oh, Dusty, always the eternal optimist, huh? Let's get real here. Cactus Jack is a wild animal when cornered, and tonight could be the night he finally gets that win. As for Ric Flair, he's been off his game lately, and Takada is more dangerous than ever. Flair better watch out or he'll find himself tapping out. And let's not forget Vader's unmatched power and brutality—Luger might have a good record, but Vader is a wrecking machine ready to crush his dreams. Dusty and Paul both make valid points. Dustin Rhodes has momentum, but Cactus Jack's desperation can be a game-changer. Flair's experience and history with Takada add layers to their matchup, making it a must-watch for technical wrestling fans. And the main event between Luger and Vader is as close as it gets. Luger's resilience will be tested against Vader's sheer force. It's going to be a night where anything can happen. But let me tell ya, folks, if there's one match you don't wanna miss tonight, it's that main event between Lex Luger and Big Van Vader! These two titans are gonna tear the house down, and I believe Luger has what it takes to come out on top and solidify his place at the pinnacle of WCW! Dusty's fired up as always, but let's see if his predictions hold true. One thing's for sure, it's gonna be an explosive night. Now, let's send it over to our esteemed commentary team of Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross, who will guide us through all the action. Take it away, gentlemen! The cameras are rolling in the arena and we go down to the ramp for our first contest of the night! The crowd buzzes with anticipation as two of the most dominant teams in the Tag Team Division prepare to square off. The Horsemen, featuring "America's Most Hated" Steve Austin and the cunning Brian Pillman, make their way to the ring first. Austin's new heel persona draws immense boos from the audience, while Pillman exudes his trademark arrogance. Next, The Classic Era, comprising the hard-hitting Dave Finlay and the technically proficient Bobby Eaton, enter the arena accompanied by the "Kiwi Queen" Susan Sexton. Both teams boast a perfect 5-0-0 record, and this match will determine the top spot in the division. Folks, this is what tag team wrestling is all about! You've got The Horsemen, led by the most despised man in wrestling today, Steve Austin, and his partner, Brian Pillman, taking on The Classic Era. Both of these teams are undefeated, and the stakes couldn't be higher! JR, this match has all the makings of a classic. Steve Austin and Brian Pillman have been nearly unstoppable, but don't count out Dave Finlay and Bobby Eaton. With Susan Sexton at ringside, The Classic Era always has an ace up their sleeve. This one could go either way! From the opening bell, the match is a showcase of in-ring psychology and technical prowess. The Horsemen, leveraging their cunning tactics, attempt to isolate Bobby Eaton, targeting his knee to weaken The Classic Era's offensive potential. Eaton and Finlay, however, counter with their own brand of brutality and finesse, showcasing their ability to work seamlessly as a unit. The ebb and flow of the match keeps the audience on the edge of their seats, with each team displaying moments of dominance. As the time limit draws near, the intensity ramps up, and it becomes clear that both teams are willing to do whatever it takes to secure the victory. In the closing moments, Susan Sexton attempts to interfere, sliding a foreign object to Dave Finlay. Finlay uses it to clock Pillman, nearly securing the pinfall. However, Steve Austin, incensed by the cheating, takes matters into his own hands. He lays out Sexton with a vicious punch, drawing astronomical heat from the crowd. With referee Mike Atkins distracted by the commotion, precious seconds tick away. By the time order is restored, the 20-minute time limit has expired, resulting in a draw. As the bell rings, signaling the draw, the arena erupts in mixed reactions. The Horsemen and The Classic Era, both exhausted and frustrated, exchange heated glares. Steve Austin's attack on Susan Sexton only heightens the tension, with fans hurling insults and trash at him. Brian Pillman, attempting to calm his partner, leads Austin away from the ring. Meanwhile, The Classic Era regroup, with Dave Finlay and Bobby Eaton showing concern for the fallen Sexton. The match may have ended in a draw, but the animosity between these teams has only intensified, setting the stage for future encounters in the Tag Team Division. The Horsemen (5-0-1) and The Classic Era (5-0-1) went to a 20:00 time limit draw. This was the first ever match between the two teams. Brian Pillman improves to 2-0-0 over Bobby Eaton all time, while Steve Austin splits the all time record against Eaton. In a highly anticipated Premier League bout, Dustin Rhodes, also known as the 'Lonestar' and the Son of the Son of a Plumber, returns to the ring following his monumental victory over Ric Flair. His record stands at 1-4-0, and he's eager to capitalize on his newfound momentum. As Rhodes makes his entrance, the crowd erupts in a heroes' welcome, their cheers echoing throughout the arena. However, his celebration is cut short when the dangerous and desperate Cactus Jack, winless at 0-5-0 and backed into a corner, blindsides him. Jack’s unpredictable and hardcore nature sets the stage for an explosive encounter. Folks, Dustin Rhodes is riding high after that historic victory over Ric Flair. I think he’s proven he’s no longer in his father’s shadow, but tonight he’s got to stay focused because Cactus Jack is a dangerous, desperate man. This is going to be a real test of Rhodes’ resilience and determination. Jim, Cactus Jack is like a cornered animal right now. He hasn’t won a match all season, and that makes him more dangerous than ever. Dustin Rhodes better keep his head on a swivel because Jack will stop at nothing to get his first win. This could get very ugly, very quickly. The match starts with an intense flurry as Cactus Jack continues his pre-match assault on Dustin Rhodes, taking the action outside the ring. Jack’s hardcore style is on full display as he uses the environment to his advantage, smashing Rhodes into the barricades and ring steps. Despite the brutal onslaught, Rhodes fights back valiantly, showing the resilience that earned him his victory over Flair. The crowd rallies behind him, fueling his comeback as he counters Jack’s attacks and begins to mount his own offense. The tide turns several times, with both men giving everything they have in a relentless battle. As the match reaches its climax, Dustin Rhodes gains the upper hand and looks poised to secure another monumental victory. He sets up for his finisher, but the appearance of Ric Flair at ringside shifts the momentum. Flair's presence distracts Rhodes at a crucial moment, allowing Cactus Jack to capitalize. Jack seizes the opportunity, hitting his devastating finisher on Rhodes. The referee counts to three, and Cactus Jack secures his first victory of the season, much to the dismay of the crowd. After the match, Ric Flair's interference continues to linger in the air as Cactus Jack celebrates his hard-fought win. Dustin Rhodes, still reeling from the defeat and the betrayal of Flair’s distraction, tries to collect himself. Flair stands at the top of the ramp, a smug grin on his face, clearly enjoying the chaos he has caused. Cactus Jack (1-5-0) defeated Dustin Rhodes (1-5-0) in 15:01 by way of pin fall. Cactus Jack evens the all-time series against Dustin, at one win each. We go backstage to a set designated for Gary Hart, who is standing by reporting on the results of WCW World Wide from earlier this week, while results from Friday Night’s B-show, WCW Main Event, scrolls on the bottom of the screen. This past Tuesday on WCW World Wide, La Cultura Torcida (1-5-0) picked up their first win in WCW against The Young Pistols (1-5-0). The Pistols are really struggling this season, but their defeat this week came by hook and by crook after Konnan cheated his way to the 1-2-3. Meanwhile, in Division Two action, Haku (3-3-0) defeated Butch Reed (0-6-0). Main Event #113 : Booker T def. El Texano | Sledgehammer Anderson, Lance Storm & Chris Jericho def. Greg Valentine, Danny Davis & Doug Gilbert | La Parka def. Ian McGregor | Rick Titan, Sabu & Jeff Jarrett def. Jerry Lynn, Ultimo Dragon & Rayo de Jalisco Jr Gary wants to promote next week’s WCW World Wide card, but is interrupted by The Outsiders who smash talk The Steiner Brothers. These two teams will face off next week on WCW Saturday Night in what is sure to be an epic encounter! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another electrifying edition of the Danger Zone! I'm your host, Paul E Dangerously, and tonight we have a heated showdown on our hands. Joining me are two titans of WCW, both desperate to climb out of the basement in the Premier League standings. First up, we have the resilient Barry Windham, and opposing him, the unstoppable 'Powerhouse' Ron Simmons! These two face off in Premier League action, each needing a win to turn their fortunes around. Barry, let me start with you—how are you preparing for this crucial match, given the recent drama with the Rhodes Family and The Four Horsemen? Paul, there's a lot going on in my world, but when it comes to the ring, all that noise fades away. The Rhodes Family and The Four Horsemen might be creating distractions, but I've got my eyes firmly set on Ron Simmons and that victory. I'm not just looking to climb out of the basement—I'm aiming to remind everyone why Barry Windham is a force to be reckoned with in the Premier League. Come match time, it's going to be all business, and Ron Simmons better be ready for a fight. Strong words, Barry. Ron, Barry seems focused despite the distractions. How do you plan to capitalize on the situation and secure a win? Paul, I've got respect for Barry, but respect doesn't win matches. I've been grinding and working hard, and I see Barry's recent distractions as my opportunity. This isn't just another match for me—it's a statement. I'm ready to bring my A-game, and I'm not letting anything or anyone stand in my way. Barry better be prepared, because I'm coming with everything I've got to climb those standings and get the win. There you have it, folks—both men are fired up and ready to go! Barry Windham, determined to push past his distractions, and Ron Simmons, poised to take advantage and make his mark. This is going to be a clash for the ages. Don't miss this battle as these two Premier League competitors lay it all on the line. Until next time, stay dangerous! In a highly anticipated Premier League clash, Ric Flair faces off against Nobuhiko Takada, the leader of Player Enterprises. Flair, known for his flamboyant persona and dirty tricks, has not had the season he hoped for, sliding down the rankings with a record of 2-3-0. Takada, on the other hand, is in top form, approaching the pinnacle of the Premier League with a record of 4-1-0. As the two competitors make their entrances, Flair struts to the ring, robe shimmering, the crowd a mix of cheers and jeers. Takada enters with his usual stoic demeanor, flanked by Bam Bam Bigelow, Teddy Long, and Terry Taylor from Player Enterprises. The tension is palpable, especially with their previous match in 1993 ending in a draw, and Flair determined to reverse his recent fortunes. Folks, you’re looking at Ric Flair, the dirtiest player in the game. He’s got a lot to prove tonight after that shocking loss to Dustin Rhodes. Flair’s back is against the wall, but we all know what happens when the Nature Boy is cornered. Expect some vintage Flair tactics tonight. Jim, Nobuhiko Takada is on a tear right now. He’s been virtually unstoppable this season and is one of the most dangerous submission wrestlers in the world. Flair better bring his A-game, or Takada will make short work of him tonight. The match begins with Flair playing up his big persona, trying to get under Takada’s skin. He uses every trick in the book, from eye pokes to low blows, attempting to gain the upper hand. Takada, however, stays composed, focusing on his submission strategy. Early on, Flair’s eye poke seems to trouble Takada, giving Flair the opening to land some of his signature chops and a devastating chop block. The crowd is on the edge of their seats as Flair methodically works on Takada’s legs, setting up for the Figure Four. Takada, though, demonstrates his resilience, fighting back with stiff strikes and attempting to lock in his own submissions. The match begins with Flair playing up his big persona, trying to get under Takada’s skin. He uses every trick in the book, from eye pokes to low blows, attempting to gain the upper hand. Takada, however, stays composed, focusing on his submission strategy. Early on, Flair’s eye poke seems to trouble Takada, giving Flair the opening to land some of his signature chops and a devastating chop block. The crowd is on the edge of their seats as Flair methodically works on Takada’s legs, setting up for the Figure Four. Takada, though, demonstrates his resilience, fighting back with stiff strikes and attempting to lock in his own submissions. As the bell rings, Dusty Rhodes stands at ringside, laughing heartily. Takada releases the hold, his arm raised in victory by the referee, while Flair lies on the mat, fuming. Dusty continues to taunt Flair from the outside, reveling in his role as the spoiler. Takada, always the professional, acknowledges his win with a nod to his stablemates before leaving the ring. Flair eventually gets to his feet, seething with anger, his eyes locked on Dusty. Nobuhiko Takada (5-1-0) defeated Ric Flair (2-4-0) in 16:59 by way of submission. Takada improved the all time series against Flair to one win, one draw. The Fantastics come out and are still looking for their first win. Tommy is wearing some severe physio tape around his shoulder and Bobby is being overly cautious on their entrance. Out next are Bull Gantner and Tony Anthony, entering to new entrance music. Folks, you've got to feel for The Fantastics tonight. Bobby Fulton has been doing everything he can to shield his partner, Tommy Rogers, from further injury, but True Grit is a team that smells blood in the water. This could be a tough night for the winless duo. No kidding, Jim! Bull and Tony look like they belong at a chop shop and fight like bar room brawlers, but they get the job done and continue to grow into a formidable force here in WCW. Look at the sick smiles on their face! They are excited to hurt Tommy tonight. As the match begins, True Grit quickly establishes their dominance, focusing their attacks on Tommy Rogers' injured shoulder. Despite Bobby Fulton's best efforts to protect his partner, the relentless assault by Tony Anthony and Bull Gantner isolates Rogers, preventing him from making the much-needed tag. The crowd rallies behind The Fantastics, but True Grit's brutal and methodical approach keeps the pressure on, showcasing their tag team chemistry and power. The end of the match sees True Grit executing their devastating tag team finisher, 'The Compactor,' on Tommy Rogers. Bull Gantner hoists Rogers into the air, while Tony Anthony delivers a crushing slam, driving Rogers into the mat. Bobby Fulton, watching helplessly from the apron, can do nothing but witness the inevitable pinfall. True Grit secures the victory, further cementing their status as a dominant force in the tag team division. After the match, Bobby Fulton rushes into the ring to check on his fallen partner. The concern on his face is palpable as he helps Rogers to his feet. The crowd offers a sympathetic applause for The Fantastics, appreciating their heart and determination despite the loss. True Grit, meanwhile, stands tall, their victory further solidifying their impressive record. True Grit (4-1-1) defeated The Fantastics (0-6-0) in 8:03 when Bull Gantner pinned Tommy Rogers. This was the first ever match between the two teams. The title graphic shows for WCW’s Inside the Squared Circle segment, and the show pivots to a studio segment featuring the legendary Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura, and Magnum TA. At the bottom of the screen, a news ticker hypes next weeks WCW subsidiary shows. Earlier tonight, we witnessed two of the biggest names in wrestling, Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair, coming out to distract wrestlers during their matches as part of their ongoing rivalry. This interference directly caused the distracted wrestlers to lose their matches, raising questions about the integrity of WCW's Grand Prix. The Grand Prix is supposed to be a showcase of pure wrestling talent, and such distractions undermine the competition's fairness and integrity. It's crucial that we address this issue to maintain the prestige and honor of WCW's Grand Prix. Oh, give me a break, Magnum! This is professional wrestling, not a knitting club. Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair are legends in this business, and they have every right to be out there and make their presence felt. If a wrestler can't keep their focus because someone walks out, then they don't belong in the ring. It's a public forum, and maintaining concentration is part of being a professional. If you get distracted and lose, that's on you, not on Rhodes or Flair. Jesse, while I understand that wrestlers need to maintain their focus, there's a difference between natural distractions and intentional interference. The Grand Prix is meant to highlight the best in wrestling, and having legends like Rhodes and Flair deliberately causing distractions cheapens the competition. We owe it to the fans and the competitors to ensure that matches are won based on skill and determination, not outside interference. Oh, come on, Magnum! This is wrestling! It's all about the drama and the spectacle. You think the fans want to see a bunch of straight-laced matches with no excitement? Rhodes and Flair add a layer of unpredictability and entertainment. If the wrestlers can't handle a bit of distraction, they need to toughen up. This isn't about coddling them; it's about putting on a show that keeps everyone on the edge of their seats. And besides, if you can't handle a little interference, you have no place in the Grand Prix. Well, Jesse, it seems we have very different views on this matter. While I believe in preserving the integrity of the competition, it's clear that you see the entertainment value in these distractions. Now, let's hear from Gary Hart who's standing by backstage with Scotty Flamingo of Flamingo Corp! PWFG Round 8, Card 2, featuring Akira Maeda vs Minoru Tanaka | SSW Round 9, Card 1, featuring Leatherface vs David Sammartino | PPW Round 6, Card 1, featuring Nubian Nightmares vs Speed Eleven | W4WA Round 9, Card 2, featuring Lance Storm vs Sledgehammer Anderson Gary Hart is standing by with Scotty Flamingo, who cuts a promo whining about Matt Borne, or Doink the Clown, or Big Josh’s return, and is frustrated about his first loss. Rick Rude interrupts and has a stare down with El Gigante ahead of their match next week. As they go their separate ways, Matt Borne steps out from his camouflage in the background… Next week, WCW's Premier League division will see a highly anticipated showdown between the undefeated icon Hulk Hogan (4-0-1) and the ruthless 'Sugar' Stan Hansen (1-2-2). Hansen, backed by the wealthy and notorious Flamingo Corp, has been using their financial power to cheat and manipulate his way through the league. Recently, Hansen delivered a brutal beatdown to Hogan's close friend, Diamond Dallas Page (DDP), in the parking lot, setting the stage for an intense grudge match. Hogan, donning the pink and blue colors of WCW, proudly represents the promotion and is determined to put an end to Hansen's reign of terror. Hogan, you think you're the face of WCW? Well, brother, I've got a sweet tooth for destruction, and I'm craving something big. Your pal DDP was just the appetizer, and next week, you'll be the main course. Flamingo Corp has the power, the money, and the influence to make sure I get what I want. You see, I've got a taste for blood, and nothing satisfies like the thought of breaking you in half. Hogan, your colors won't save you. Get ready to feel the sugar rush of pain, because I'm coming for you, and there's no stopping my sweet, sweet rampage. Stan Hansen, you crossed the line when you attacked my friend DDP. You think you can buy your way to the top with Flamingo Corp's money, but in WCW, it's about heart, it's about honor, and it's about standing up for what's right. Next week, I'm not just fighting for myself, I'm fighting for everyone who believes in the power of Hulkamania. You may have a sweet tooth for destruction, but I'm bringing the full force of the Hulkamaniacs to put an end to your cheating ways. Get ready, Hansen, because when we step into that ring, the power of WCW will shine through, and you'll be left with nothing but shattered dreams and broken promises. Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you? Kevin Von Erich, barefoot and intense, strides to the ring with the confidence of a man who has dominated his competition. The fans cheer loudly for the veteran, who has amassed an impressive 4-0-1 record this season. His opponent, Dan Severn, enters next to a chorus of admiration. Known for his grappling prowess and fearsome submissions, Severn sports a focused demeanor, ready to impose his will on Von Erich and climb to the top of the division with a 4-1-0 record. Both men are beloved by the audience, setting the stage for a highly anticipated and competitive match. Kevin Von Erich is a seasoned warrior, folks. With over 15 years of experience, he’s seen and done it all in this business. That Barefoot Punt Kick of his has ended many a match, and you can bet he’s looking to land it tonight to stay undefeated on the season. Dan Severn is a machine in that ring, JR. His ability to ground opponents and lock in those punishing submissions is second to none. If Severn can keep Von Erich on the mat, we might see another notch in his win column tonight. From the opening bell, the match unfolds like an intense MMA fight. Severn wastes no time in shooting for takedowns, using his superior grappling skills to keep Von Erich on the canvas. Von Erich, known for his striking, finds himself struggling to unleash his dangerous kicks and punches. Severn's relentless ground game wears on Von Erich, but the veteran's experience and resilience keep him in the fight. As the match progresses, Von Erich begins to find openings, landing strikes that slow Severn's momentum. The crowd is fully invested, sensing the high stakes and the physicality of the bout. In a dramatic turn of events, Von Erich connects with a vicious combination that staggers Severn, splitting his forehead open. Sensing his opportunity, Von Erich delivers his devastating Barefoot Punt Kick, but the force of the blow sends Severn crashing out of the ring. Severn, bloodied and dazed, struggles back into the ring, but the blood streaming down his face starts to impair his vision. Referee Jimmy Jett steps in, assessing Severn's condition, and ultimately decides to call for a stoppage due to excessive blood loss. The decision awards the victory to Kevin Von Erich. The bell rings, and the crowd erupts in a mix of relief and respect for both competitors. Severn, frustrated by the stoppage, argues with the referee while Von Erich tries to calm him down. In a display of sportsmanship, Von Erich extends his hand to Severn. After a tense moment, Severn accepts the gesture, and the two men shake hands, showing mutual respect for each other’s skills and toughness. Kevin Von Erich (5-0-1) defeated Dan Severn (4-2-0) in 15:24 by way of referee stoppage due to blood loss. This was their first ever encounter. The atmosphere is electric as Lex Luger and Big Van Vader prepare to clash in the main event of WCW's Premier League. Luger, the beloved face, enters first, greeted by a thunderous ovation and a spectacular pyro display. His chiseled physique and confident demeanor captivate the audience, who chant his name fervently. Vader, the hated heel, storms to the ring with a menacing presence, his black mask and snarl striking fear into the hearts of fans. This is a battle of the undefeated, with Luger holding a slight historical edge, but the question remains whether he can maintain his advantage or fall victim to Vader's brutal onslaught. Lex Luger is a powerhouse, folks. He’s got the strength, he’s got the heart, and he’s got the support of this incredible crowd. But he’s facing Big Van Vader tonight, and you can bet that Vader is out for blood. This is going to be a clash of the titans! Vader is an absolute monster in that ring, JR. He’s got a reputation for dismantling his opponents, and he’s not going to show any mercy to Lex Luger. If Luger isn’t careful, Vader’s warpath could end his undefeated streak tonight. This one’s got all the makings of a classic! From the opening bell, the match is an intense, hard-hitting affair. Vader uses his size and power to dominate early, landing heavy blows and tossing Luger around the ring. Luger, resilient as ever, fights back with his own powerful offense, trading suplexes and slams with the behemoth. The crowd is fully invested, cheering for Luger with every ounce of their being. The back-and-forth battle sees Vader nearly secure a win with his devastating Powerbomb, only for Luger to kick out at the last possible second, eliciting a massive roar from the audience. The tension builds as both men push each other to their limits. In the final moments, Vader ascends to the top rope for his signature moonsault, looking to end the match decisively. Luger, summoning every bit of strength left in him, manages to get to his feet and positions himself for the Torture Rack. The crowd erupts as Luger lifts Vader, but Vader grabs the ropes, saving himself from the submission hold. The struggle continues as the clock ticks down, and just as it seems Luger might find a way to win, the 20-minute time limit expires. The match ends in a draw, leaving the fans on the edge of their seats and hungry for more. Despite the time limit draw, the animosity between Luger and Vader is far from settled. As the bell rings to signal the end of the match, Vader attacks Luger, and a fierce brawl ensues. The two titans exchange heavy blows, neither willing to back down. Officials and referees rush to the ring to separate the two, but the intensity of their rivalry is palpable. The crowd is in a frenzy, chanting for Luger and booing Vader with equal fervor. The show ends with Luger standing tall in the ring, gesturing that this is far from over, while Vader, held back by officials, snarls with fury, promising that their next encounter will be even more explosive. Big Van Vader (3-0-3) and Lex Luger (5-0-1) went to a 20:00 minute time limit draw. The all time series is now one win for Luger and two draws. Replays are shown of the finishes from the night, followed by the updated leaderboards for WCW’s Grand Prix. Standing by for analysis is the team of Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes, and Paul E Dangerously. And thus ends the possibility for the first perfect season in WCW history, as Luger, The Classic Era and The Horsemen all drop points tonight in draws! This leaves us with a three way tie atop the Premier League, and a massive seven team log jam in the Tag Team division, with 14 men all separated by a single match! Dusty, who’s our MVP for the week? It pains me to say it… but… if you will, Brian Pillman of The Four Horsemen stole the show tonight… The spry 31 year old continues the string of phenomenal performances stemming from the Tag Team Division. Even in a draw… Brian Pillman showed once again that he's so much better than his dastardly ways amongst The Horsemen would indicate… He’s going to be a tough adversary for me, my son, and Barry Windham to overcome at Slamboree. Oh sure, bring the focus right back around to you. How about we give a round of applause to Cactus Jack for knocking off your kid tonight? Or perhaps we should talk about how Ric Flair was screwed by your distraction? You want to be the centre of attention? How about we call you out on your flaws? Guys, give it a break. We’re only two weeks away from Slamboree, our next major Pay Per View event on the calendar, and yes, Dusty’s return to the ring is a huge talking point. But there are other attractions to discuss, are there not? Well, let me tell ya something… After the events of tonight, I’m announcing two more major matches for Slamboree in two weeks time! First up, DDP will get an opportunity for a measure of revenge when he teams up with Hulk Hogan to face Stan Hansen and Scotty Flamingo. And then, fresh off tonight’s draw, Luger will team up with Sting to face off against Vader and a partner of his choosing! Well, Dusty - I gotta hand it to you! You just announced two matches that are sure to over-shadow your own return to the ring! Kudos to burying yourself! Well folks, that’s all the time we have this week. Until next time! WCW’s theme plays as the show fades out.
  4. May 1994 : Week 1 Struggling in LPWA’s 1994 season, Shinobu Kandori has opted to prematurely end her season in order to take a Mixed Martial Arts match. She is 1-0-0 in her previous contests. A replacement for her is to be announced in the coming weeks and she will honour her upcoming matches until replaced. 49 year old Dutch wrestler Chris Dolman tore his rotator cuff and was to be shelved for a year while he recovered. However, 2 days later, Chris opted to announce his retirement from wrestling. Koji Kitao has taken an MMA fight and is looking to improve on his 1-1-0 record. Max Crabtree, owner and booker of Ring Wrestling Stars, the largest wrestling promotion currently in Europe / Great Britain, has announced his retirement. His brother, Brian, is inheriting the company from him. Mid-Atlantic Wrestling have added Barry Darsow, Mike Antony, Sam Huston and Bruno Sassi to their roster on handshake deals. After a lucha de apuestas match between Oro and Super Astro resulted in Oro removing his mask. Great Kojima was anointed head booker for W*ING, just one week after Ricky Santana stepped down. Victor Jovica, the owner of Capitol Sports Promotions, has announced his intent to step away from in ring action. At this time, he will remain the owner of the promotion and maintain an on-screen persona. Terry Funk won the 1994 AJPW Champion Carnival tournament, defeating Giant Baba in the finals. There is growing frustration in All Japan as Baba continues to push himself as a top talent despite the company’s financial struggles and his rapidly declining abilities. Bronce defeated Feline to win the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship for the first time. Horace Boulder and Sambo Asako defeated Hirofumi Miura & Koichiro Kimura to win the FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team titles for the second time. Mr. Pogo defeated Atsushi Onita to win the FMW Brass Knuckles Championship for the fourth time. Mike Quackenbush, Dean Ayass and Kikutaro have entered the wrestling world. LPWA Womens Grand Prix Round 7/19; Card One Cynthia Moreno (2-2-3) and Manami Toyota (4-1-2) went to a time limit draw. Judy Martin (3-4-0) def. Shinobu Kandori (2-5-0) Penelope Paradis (5-2-0) def. Debbie Combs (1-1-0) Candi Devine (4-2-1) def. Linda Dallas (0-7-0) Madusa (6-0-0) def. Lioness Asuka (5-1-1) Notes: Bambi came out and distracted her tag team partner, Debbie Combs, costing her the match by accident. Wendi Richter came out for a promo, but was interrupted by the former manager of Magnificent Mimi, Boogaloo Brown. Brown was offering his services to Wendi to help her get back to the top. After the main event, Bull Nakano, Lioness Asuka and their manager Takako Inoue, beat down Madusa until Akira Hokuto made the save! W4WA Canadian Grand Prix Round 9/23; Card One Leo Burke (7-1-1) def. Danny Davis (4-5-0) Kid Kash (4-5-0) def. Canadian Tiger (4-5-0) Owen Hart (8-0-1) def. Bobby Kay (0-2-0) Richard Charland (5-4-0) def. Rob Van Dam (4-5-0) William Regal (8-0-1) def. Keith Hart (2-7-0) Rey Misterio (2-6-1) and Buddy Landel (6-1-2) went to a time limit draw. Worthwhile Notes: Bockwinkel sat down with Sledgehammer Anderson and Lance Storm to discuss their upcoming round 9 match. Chris Jericho came in and interrupted, talking up both guys as the stars of the future alongside him. MVP : Rey Misterio Jr. SSW Division 4 Grand Prix Round 8/23; Card Two El Hijo Del Santo (7-0-1) def. Ricky Vaughn (0-6-0) Brian Lee (7-0-1) def. John Rambo (0-8-0) Rip Rogers (8-0-0) def. Randy Rose (1-6-1) Robbie Brookside (3-3-2) def. Jack Victory (2-6-0) Leatherface (6-2-0) def. Bruiser X Mastino (3-5-0) Rikki Nelson (4-2-2) def. David Sammartino (6-1-1) Worthwhile Notes: MVP : El Hijo del Santo PWFG Japanese Grand Prix Round 6/23; Card One Dr. Luther (4-4-0) def. Yukihiro Kanemura (3-2-0) Michiyoshi Ohara (4-0-2) def. Hans Nijman (3-5-0) Volk Han (5-1-2) def. Dick Vrij (2-5-1) Doug Furnas (4-2-1) def. Abdullah the Butcher (3-4-0) Masahito Kakihara (4-4-0) def. Yoshiaki Yatsu (3-5-0) Minoru Suzuki (5-1-2) and 2 Cold Scorpio (2-2-2) went to a time limit draw. Notes: Both Furnas and Abdullah were injured ahead of their match, but Furnas almost immediately locked a submission on the broken arm of Abdullah to get the easy win. MVP : Volk Han
  5. 1994 GRAND PRIX : ROUND 6 | CARD 2 PREVIEW Lex Luger vs Big Van Vader Cactus Jack vs Dustin Rhodes Nobuhiko Takada vs Ric Flair Dan Severn vs Kevin Von Erich The Fantastics vs True Grit The Classic Era vs The Horsemen SYNOPSIS WCW action continues this week on Saturday Night, with yet another loaded card! In Division Two action, two of the top dogs in the division vie for a huge win that would put either man at the top of the division. Kevin Von Erich looks to unleash his vicious Barefoot Punt Kick to continue his winning ways, but he is going to have to contend with the always dominant Dan Severn. Severn's specialty is wearing his opponents down and keeping them grounded as he gets in position for a dangerous submission finish. If he can keep Von Erich grounded, then Von Erich won't be able to deploy his nasty Barefoot Punt Kick! But Kevin has an advantage of an extra 15 years of experience - will that be the advantage that pushes him to the top? In tag team action, WCW Saturday Night will start off with the team of True Grit looking to continue their current roll as they take on The Fantastics. After weeks of Bobby Fulton playing defence for Tommy Rogers' injured shoulder, his efforts came crashing down in Round 5 when The Horsemen isolated Rogers and brutally assaulted him. Will Tommy be in good enough shape to bounce back, or will The Fantastics continue their losing woes? And speaking of the Horsemen, it's a major headlining match for the Tag Team Division as Austin and Pillman take on The Classic Era. The two teams are the only teams remaining with perfect records so far this season and this is sure to be a classic as they battle for sole possession of the top spot in the division. A major key to this match up will be whether Pillman and Austin can stay focused on the match at hand, as we are freshly removed from the announcement that they will compete alongside Ric Flair against the returning Dusty Rhodes at Slamboree! Plus, the always dangerous 'Kiwi Queen' Susan Sexton will be lurking at ringside to attempt to get The Classic Era any advantage they can muster up! Then, in Premier League action, it's the Son of the Son of a Plumber - 'Lonestar' Dustin Rhodes - taking to the ring for the first time since his historic victory over Ric Flair. He has a dangerous Cactus Jack across the ring from him, and Jack has been made all the more dangerous by circumstance - the only competitor remaining in the Premier League without a victory on the season, Cactus Jack is a beast that has been backed into a corner. Will he capture his first win inside the Premier League, or will Dustin Rhodes capitalize on the momentum of his massive win? After all, surely he must feel as though he's no longer living in the shadow of his father? Or perhaps he's still focused on this budding rivalry with Ric Flair - who will also be in action on Saturday Night against the leader of Player Enterprises, 'Submission Supreme' Nobuhiko Takada. Flair's season so far has not gone as planned as he has slid down the rankings while Takada is looking more dangerous than ever and is nearing the top of the Premier League. When these two men squared off in 1993, they went the distance with no victor being decided. However, Ric Flair had the advantage as time expired, as he had his signature Figure Four locked in and Takada could not find an escape. With Flair in a rage over his recent defeat at the hands of Dustin Rhodes, will he find the aggression needed to lock in the Figure Four earlier and force Takada to tap? Or will Takada continue his run to the top of WCW? Finally, in our Premier League main event, Lex Luger and Big Van Vader wage a war of the undefeated. Luger holds the all-time advantage against Vader with one win and their other contest having gone to a time limit draw. However, that win came via count-out and no true decisive advantage has emerged between these two men. Can Lex Luger hold on to his advantage, both over Vader and at the top of the Premier League? Or will his glory run become just another shattered dream along the warpath of Vader? CURRENT STANDINGS 1PWfan : 8/18 - 44% Just here to look : 10/18 - 56% Dawn : 10/18 - 56% Nobby_McDonald : 23/36 - 64% Old School Fan : 49/78 - 63% Lord Byron : 63/96 - 66% DHK1989 : 71/109 - 66% StanMiguel : 29/43 - 67% Rekcut012 : 25/36 - 69% Nightshadeex : 75/109 - 69% SonOfSharknado : 77/109 - 71%
  6. .message-container { display: flex; flex-direction: column; margin-bottom: 10px; } .participant { display: flex; align-items: flex-start; margin-bottom: 10px; } .participant img { width: 80px; height: 80px; border-radius: 50%; margin-right: 10px; margin-left: 10px; } .bubble { display: inline-block; max-width: 70%; padding: 15px; border-radius: 15px; } .sender { background-color: #00FFFF; color: #000000; align-self: flex-end; margin-left: auto; } .receiver { background-color: #FFC0CB; color: #000000; align-self: flex-start; margin-right: auto; } .alt1 { background-color: #FEF5DA; color: #000000; align-self: flex-start; margin-left: auto; } /* Added new CSS rules to position sender's image on the right */ .sender .bubble { margin-left: auto; } .sender img { margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 0; } It’s April 1994, and WCW is hailing from the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta Georgia! WCW Saturday Night is brought to you by Pink Dream, the official soft drink of WCW. After an intro video of WCW’s Premier League, the camera’s take us inside WCW’s neon-lit blue and pink studios where we are standing by with the WCW Analysis Team, Harley Race and Paul E Dangerously. And tonight… they are joined by a special guest. Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to WCW Saturday Night! We are live in Atlanta to start Round 6 of the Grand Prix, with two massive Premier Leagues on the card tonight. Our guest tonight filling in for Dusty Rhodes on the Panel is Cactus Jack! Cactus, it’s a pleasure to have you here tonight! Putting you on the spot right off the bat, who do you got in tonight’s main event between Sting and The Great Muta? Yeeowww! Throwing me right into the hot seat, why don’t you, Harley? Sting and Muta is tonight’s main event and I’ve gone to brutal wars with both of them in the past couple months, but I’ve come up short against both of them. And quite frankly, the defeats are eating away at me. Tonight, I hope both men beat each other senseless and leaves each other in a pool of their own blood, ending in a no contest. That’s my call, and I’m sticking to it! Bang Bang! You and me both, senior Jack. I don’t know about you Harley, but I’m loving this trend of guests instead of having to sit with that fat oaf Dusty… As for tonight’s main event - while I’d love to say that Jack’s prediction is going to come true, I would be remiss in not providing my expert opinion… Sting’s head isn’t in the game right now. He’s distracted and wrapped up in a personal struggle with Hulk Hogan. You cannot step into the ring with Muta distracted. The dude is going to end him tonight. That’s a very good point, Paul. Muta is one of the best in the world, and it’s scary to think that he won’t even need his Poison Mist to blind Sting from the match at hand. But before we get there, we kick things off with Arn Anderson and Bam Bam Bigelow. Cactus, both of these men only have one win so far (which is one more than you) - who do you think picks up their second win in tonight’s opener. Hahaha Harley. You think this is a joke to me? You think I’m a joke? I had 20 Grand Prix wins prior to joining the Premier League and next week I hit blackjack when I square off against the son of the man I’m covering for tonight. Bigelow and Anderson? Who cares! I’m making a comeback and they’ll both fall to me in the end. You tell him, Cactus. I hope that you send Dustin to a hospital bed, and Poppa Rhodes has to stay by his bedside for a few weeks - would give me an extended break from him here at the panel! Well, let’s get to it, folks! The cameras are rolling in the arena and we go down to the ramp for our first contest of the night! Arn Anderson enters the arena to a raucous reception from the crowd, embodying the spirit of resilience and determination. Across the ring, Bam Bam Bigelow strides in with an intense aura, fueled by recent provocations from Arn questioning his role within Player Enterprises. Bigelow, flanked by his stablemates Terry Taylor, Teddy Long, and Nobuhiko Takada, looks poised to unleash his fury on Arn in retaliation. Bam Bam Bigelow's frustration seems to be reaching a boiling point, and Arn Anderson's comments have only added fuel to the fire. This promises to be a hard-hitting battle between two competitors with everything to prove. Arn Anderson has shown incredible resilience despite his record, and tonight he faces a fired-up Bam Bam Bigelow. How will Takada react if Bigelow fails to pick up the win here? The match begins with Bam Bam Bigelow asserting dominance, unleashing a relentless onslaught on Arn Anderson. Bigelow, driven by anger and determination, overwhelms Arn with his raw power and aggressive offense. Arn, known for his tactical approach, utilizes cunning maneuvers to weather the storm and capitalize on Bigelow's recklessness. As the intensity escalates, the audience is treated to a back-and-forth struggle, showcasing the contrasting styles of both competitors. In a surprising turn of events, Arn Anderson seizes an opening during Bigelow's relentless assault, executing a quick roll-up maneuver to secure a victory. Despite Bigelow's dominance throughout the match, his focus on punishment over pinfall ultimately proves to be his downfall. Arn's strategic maneuver catches Bigelow off guard, earning him a hard-fought win and a crucial boost in the Premier League rankings. After the bell rings, Arn Anderson celebrates his victory with the crowd, showcasing his trademark resilience and cunning in the face of adversity. Bam Bam Bigelow, visibly frustrated and incensed by the loss, lashes out at ringside, shoving away his stablemates in a fit of rage. Takada is shown shaking his head in disapproval. Arn Anderson (2-4-0) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow (1-4-1) in 15:51 by way of flash pin fall. Anderson ties up the all-time head-to-head, one win each. In Division Two action, Scotty Flamingo enters the arena backed by his cronies—Stan Hansen, El Gigante, Haku, and Alexandra York—as he aims to extend his undefeated streak. His opponents, The Four Horsemen's Eddie Gilbert, prepares to face Flamingo's underhanded tactics alone. The tension is high as Flamingo's dominance clashes with Gilbert's resilience and determination. Before the match, an amusing encounter occurs between Gilbert and a masked fan holding balloons in the front row, setting the stage for some tomfoolery. Scotty Flamingo has been unstoppable in Division Two as he’s cheated his way through the first 5 rounds, but tonight he faces Eddie Gilbert—an equally slimy character. Gilbert's determination to overcome Flamingo's cronies will be a key factor in this matchup. Eddie Gilbert faces an uphill battle against Scotty Flamingo and his entourage tonight. Can Gilbert withstand the odds and be the first to put a dent in Flamingo's perfect record? The match kicks off with a brutal brawl, Flamingo utilizing his cronies to gain an advantage over Gilbert. Referee Jimmy Jett takes an early bump, allowing both heels to introduce foreign objects, turning the bout into a hardcore affair. Flamingo Corp's interference intensifies, creating a chaotic environment in the ring. Flamingo showcases his in-ring skills, delivering punishing maneuvers on Gilbert, who fights back valiantly despite the overwhelming odds stacked against him. JR and Schiavone give credit where it’s due, this is the absolute best Flamingo has looked in the ring to date, clearly in his element with the plunder. Flamingo gains the upper hand, inflicting severe punishment on Gilbert, who is left bloodied and battered. Flamingo's cocky demeanor leads to a critical mistake when he taunts the masked fan at ringside. Unexpectedly, the fan pops balloons filled with chalky powder into Flamingo's face, blinding him momentarily. Gilbert capitalizes on this opening, executing a decisive pinfall victory over Flamingo. The masked fan removes his disguise, revealing himself to be Matt Borne, sporting cracked clown makeup—a former member of Scotty Flamingo's stable over a year ago. Borne's appearance raises questions about his motives and his connection to Flamingo. The post-match scene leaves the audience speculating on Borne's return and his potential impact on Flamingo's future matches. Security escorts ‘Doink’ out of the arena and Flamingo is fuming in the ring! Eddie Gilbert (3-2-1) defeated Scotty Flamingo (5-1-0) in 14:35 by submission after a distraction! This was their first ever encounter. We go backstage to a set designated for Gary Hart, who is standing by reporting on the results of WCW World Wide from earlier this week, while results from Friday Night’s B-show, WCW Main Event, scrolls on the bottom of the screen. Over on WCW World Wide this Tuesday, in Division Two Mitsuharua Misawa (4-1-1) defeated Michael Hayes (1-5-0) and in Tag Team action, Thunder Dragon (4-1-1) defeated Rock N Roll Express (1-5-0). WCW Main Event #112 : Kid Kash & Richard Charland def. Rob Van Dam & Canadian Tiger | Sudden Impact def. Robbie Brookside & Chaz Taylor | La Parka & Harlem Heat def. Marquis Bagwell & The International Sex Pistols Gary is about to announce next week’s matches for WCW World Wide, when Stan Hansen barges in and intimidates him. Stan rips the microphone out of Garys hands and berates Hulk Hogan before talking about leaving DDP lying in a pool of that sticky sweet blood last week. Hansen wonders whether his boy can even go this week, before denouncing that DDP was just an appetizer. Stan will satiate his bloodlust once he gets in the ring and the gallons of Immortal blood spills freely. Stan’s unhinged. Welcome, wrestling aficionados, to the Danger Zone! I'm your host, Paul E Dangerously, and tonight we've got an explosive episode lined up. Joining me in the studio are two powerhouse competitors who are set to clash in a crucial tag team matchup. On one side, we have the imposing Kevin Nash! And on the other, the powerhouse 'American Muscle' Scott Steiner! These two teams are tied in the standings, battling for supremacy near the top of the tag team division. But before we get into that, let's talk about the elephant in the room—your partners' injuries. Kevin, how are you and Scott Hall preparing for this matchup given his fractured cheekbone? Paul, injuries are part of the game, but Scott Hall and I are a force to be reckoned with. Sure, Hall might be banged up, but that won't stop us from taking down the Steiners. We've got a game plan, and nothing is going to stand in our way. Scott Steiner and his brother better be ready for a fight! Besides, we evened the playing field when I broken Rick’s nose this week on World Wide! Strong words, Kevin. Now, Scott, how are you and Rick Steiner preparing for this matchup considering Rick's injury? Paul, injuries happen, but my brother and I are warriors. Rick may not be at 100%, but we've faced tougher challenges before. Kevin Nash and Scott Hall are in for a rude awakening. We're bringing everything we've got, injury or not. There you have it, folks! The Danger Zone is hyped up for the explosive tag team showdown between Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner. Don't miss this battle for supremacy in the tag team division, and remember to stay dangerous! In Tag Team Division action, The Miracle Violence Connection, Steve Williams, and Terry Gordy make their entrance with an air of confidence, riding high from their recent victory in the historic WCW Saturday Night main event. They face off against the formidable Samoan Swat Team, consisting of Samu and Fatu, in what promises to be an intense encounter. The Samoan Swat Team is known for their dangerous headbutts, having inflicted career-ending damage on previous opponents. The atmosphere is charged as both teams prepare to showcase their power and resilience. This is a collision of two powerhouse tag teams. This match is bound to be an all-out war, with both teams known for their hard-hitting style. Absolutely, Jim. Make no bones about it, these are four very bad men. The match begins with explosive energy as all four competitors unleash a flurry of hard-hitting strikes and power moves. Referee Mike Atkins struggles to maintain control as the action spills outside the ring, showcasing the raw intensity of both teams. Terry Gordy appears to suffer a potential injury from one of the Samoan Swat Team's trademark headbutts, adding a sense of urgency to the match. However, Steve Williams rallies, showcasing his resilience and determination to turn the tide in his team's favor. Amidst the chaos, Steve Williams channels his fury into a dominant display, cleaning house and taking control of the match. Williams executes his signature move, the Doctor Bomb, on Fatu, securing the victory for The Miracle Violence Connection amidst a raucous crowd. Following the match, The Miracle Violence Connection celebrates their hard-fought win in the ring, while the Samoan Swat Team regroups outside, visibly frustrated with the outcome. Miracle Violence Connection (4-1-1) defeated Samoan Swat Team (2-4-0) in 15:49 by way of pin fall when Dr. Death pinned Fatu. This was the first encounter between these two teams. Terry Gordy holds a victory over the team from his time with The Fabulous Freebirds as well. PS Lucha (Solar and Blue Panther) enter the arena with a determined look, aiming to reverse their recent losing streak. Their opponents, The Terrors (Dan Spivey and One Man Gang), appear focused yet agitated, eager to break their own string of losses and regain momentum. PS Lucha, known for their high-flying lucha libre style, face off against the power-based duo of The Terrors in a clash of contrasting wrestling styles. Can the high-flying tactics and technician prowess of Solar and Blue Panther overcome the brute force of Dan Spivey and One Man Gang? The Terrors have faced setbacks, but they possess a ruthless edge that could prove decisive against the agility and innovation of PS Lucha. Solar and Blue Panther will need to rely on their speed and technical prowess to outsmart their imposing opponents. The match kicks off with PS Lucha showcasing their unique lucha libre maneuvers, catching The Terrors off guard with their speed and agility. Solar and Blue Panther execute a series of dazzling aerial moves, frustrating Spivey and One Man Gang. The Terrors struggle to adapt to the unfamiliar style of their opponents, leading to mounting frustration within their ranks. Dan Spivey resorts to underhanded tactics to gain the upper hand, targeting Solar's vulnerable spots to turn the tide in their favor. Solar works up to a hot tag to Blue Panther but OMG distracts Mike Atkins before Solar is able to and Atkins ends up kicking out Blue Panther incorrectly. Solar argues with the ref and behind his back Spivey hits Solar low and then rolls him up for the cheap win. Following the match, The Terrors celebrate their controversial victory while PS Lucha regroups, visibly disappointed by the outcome. The defeat further compounds PS Lucha's struggles in the tag team division, while The Terrors relish their hard-fought win. The Terrors (2-4-0) defeated PS Lucha (2-4-0) in 14:45 by way of pin fall when Dan Spivey pinned Solar. This was their first ever encounter. The title graphic shows for WCW’s Inside the Squared Circle segment, and the show pivots to a studio segment featuring the legendary Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura, and Magnum TA. At the bottom of the screen, a news ticker hypes next weeks WCW subsidiary shows. Tonight's episode featured a match between Eddie Gilbert and Scotty Flamingo that escalated into a chaotic scene of hardcore violence, outside interference, and the use of foreign objects, all occurring after referee Jimmy Jett was inadvertently incapacitated. It's situations like these that raise concerns about referee safety and match control. Referees play a critical role in maintaining order and enforcing rules, and they should be better protected to prevent such chaotic scenarios from unfolding in the ring. Concerns about referee safety? Give me a break, Magnum. Referees sign up for this job knowing the risks involved. It's part of the gig. Besides, what's the harm in a little extra-curricular violence? It's entertaining! Fans tune in to see action-packed matches with unexpected twists and turns. If a referee takes a bump and can't maintain control, that's just another element of excitement added to the match. Referees get paid to do their job, and that includes keeping up with the action from bell to bell. Jesse, I understand that wrestling is about entertainment, but we can't overlook the safety and integrity of the sport. Referees are essential in ensuring fair play and protecting the well-being of the competitors. When a referee is incapacitated, it opens the door to chaos and potential injury. We owe it to the referees and the wrestlers to prioritize safety and enforce rules to maintain the credibility of professional wrestling. Safety? Credibility? Come on, Magnum. We're talking about professional wrestling here, not a game of hopscotch. Fans want excitement, drama, and unpredictability. If a match spills out of control due to a referee mishap, so be it. It adds to the spectacle and keeps viewers engaged. Referees are part of the show, and they understand the risks. Let's not take away the excitement of these intense moments for the sake of caution. Well, Jesse, while we may have differing views on this issue, it's clear that the dynamics of wrestling officiating are complex. That’s all the time we have this week - I’m told that Gary Hart is standing by with Ric Flair and The Four Horsemen who wanted some time to speak on tonight’s broadcast. LPWA Round 7, Card 1 : featuring Lioness Asuka versus Madusa | SSW Round 8, Card 2 : featuring David Sammartino versus Rikki Nelson | W4WA Round 9, Card 1 : featuring Rey Misterio Jr versus Buddy Landel | PWFG Round 8, Card 1 : featuring Minoru Suzuki versus 2 Cold Scorpio Ric Flair, Steve Austin and Brian Pillman congratulate Eddie Gilbert on a hard fought win over Flamingo. Flair then turns his attention to the Rhodes family, calling last week’s match a farce and saying that baby boy Rhodes needed Daddy’s help to get the win. Flair wants to issue a challenge to his real rival. He wants Dusty to get back in the ring for Slamboree. 6 Man Tag Team match, Flair, Austin and Pillman against The Rhodes and Barry Windham. The upcoming main event in WCW's Premier League division is a clash of titans between two undefeated competitors this season. Big Van Vader (3-0-2), the menacing powerhouse known for his destructive force and power metal-inspired promos, faces off against Lex Luger (5-0-0), the chiseled and determined gym enthusiast obsessed with personal perfection. Their previous encounters have been intense, with Luger holding an edge in wins and draws. Now, both men are on a mission to claim the top prize and become the Premier League champion, making this matchup a pivotal moment in their quest for glory. Lex Luger, you stand before the true embodiment of power and destruction. While you prance around in your gym shorts, I leave behind scattered broken dreams in my wake. Your perfect physique means nothing when faced with pure might. This is not a contest of muscles; it's a battle of wills. Next week, I will prove once again why I am the force to be reckoned with in WCW. Prepare yourself for a world of pain and despair, Lex Luger, because when I'm done with you, your dreams will be shattered like glass. ader, you call yourself a force? Look at you, a flabby mess compared to this perfection. I've dedicated my life to sculpting this body into a masterpiece, and next week, I'm going to use it to defeat you once and for all. Our history means nothing; it's all about the present, and right now, I'm on top. I've seen your type before, Vader, and they all fall at the feet of perfection. Get ready to experience true power, because when I'm through with you, everyone will know who the real champion is. In Division Two action, the crowd is buzzing as Tully Blanchard steps into the ring to face Diamond Dallas Page, with just a single point separating these two competitors in the standings. Page enters with taped ribs, still showing the effects of a recent beating by Stan Hansen. Blanchard, the seasoned veteran, looks to capitalize on this vulnerability to secure a crucial victory. Both men are respected babyfaces, with Page accompanied by the Diamond Doll and his pal Hulk Hogan, adding an extra layer of intrigue to this matchup. Hogan provides moral support to Page in the ring and is the focus of the camera. This is a critical matchup in Division Two between Tully Blanchard and Diamond Dallas Page. Page is showing incredible resilience despite his recent injury, but Blanchard's experience could be the deciding factor tonight. Diamond Dallas Page is fighting through the pain, facing off against Tully Blanchard in a must-win situation. The question begs, should DDP have accepted sitting out this match and living to fight another day? The bell rings, and the match begins with Tully Blanchard showing restraint in targeting Page's injured ribs. Page, fueled by adrenaline and determination, fights back against Blanchard's technical expertise. The Diamond Doll's presence at ringside provides moral support for Page, who struggles to maintain momentum against Blanchard's relentless offense. The crowd is split, cheering for both competitors as the match intensifies. Tully locks in a brutal abdominal stretch, and the taping around DDPs ribs loosens and expose badly bruised muscle as the crowd gasps in awe. Hulk Hogan is screaming at DDP, willing him on to continue. Diamond Dallas Page summons his last reserves of energy, countering the move from Blanchard into his signature Diamond Cutter out of nowhere. The crowd erupts as Page covers Blanchard for the three-count, securing a hard-fought victory despite his injury. Blanchard, stunned by the sudden turn of events, extends his hand in respect to Page, acknowledging his opponent's resilience and skill. Hogan jumps into the ring and celebrates with Page before beginning to help him to the back. Diamond Dallas Page (4-2-0) defeated Tully Blanchard (3-2-1) in 14:40 by way of pin fall. DDP ties up the all-time head-to-head, one win each. As the main event approaches, the arena pulses with anticipation as Sting and The Great Muta make their respective entrances. Sting, a fan favorite known for his charismatic energy and powerful presence, receives a thunderous ovation from the crowd. As he makes his entrance, he crosses paths with Hogan who is still helping DDP to the back. There is tension and Sting is clearly distracted now. Across the ring, The Great Muta enters with an enigmatic aura, showcasing his unique and mysterious persona. Both competitors are revered as icons of WCW, and their showdown promises to be a clash of legends. Sting and The Great Muta are two of the most electrifying competitors in WCW history, and their encounter tonight is bound to be a highlight of the season. Expect fireworks in this battle of former foes turned allies. I just hope that Sting can keep his focus on the action inside of the ring! Sting and Muta have a history of animosity, but tonight they put their differences aside for a thrilling match-up. But if Sting can’t get his head in the game, Muta will exploit that tonight! Hogan stays at the top of the ramp before this one starts, causing Sting to be distracted and Muta to get mad at him, starting the match off with a slap to the face of Sting to get his attention to a huge pop. The match progresses with both Sting and Muta displaying their technical prowess and athleticism. The tension between them simmers beneath the surface, adding an extra layer of intensity to their exchanges. Sting's determination to prove himself and Muta's desire for focus and respect create a compelling narrative within the ring. The audience is treated to a back-and-forth contest as each wrestler seeks to gain the upper hand In a dramatic conclusion, Sting attempts to deliver his signature Stinger Splash, but Muta evades at the last moment, showcasing his agility and ring awareness. Seizing the opportunity, Muta goes for his devastating Shining Wizard, only for Sting to counter with a quick pinning maneuver. The referee's hand hits the mat for the three-count, securing a hard-fought victory for Sting in a nail-biting finish. Following the match, tensions remain high between Sting and Muta, reflecting the competitive nature of their encounter. Despite the animosity, both competitors show mutual respect by shaking hands in a display of sportsmanship. Sting (5-0-1) defeated The Great Muta (1-3-2) in 17:44 by way of flash pin fall. This was the first encounter between these two within WCW’s Grand Prix. Replays are shown of the finishes from the night, followed by the updated leaderboards for WCW’s Grand Prix. Standing by for analysis is the team of Harley Race, Cactus Jack, and Paul E Dangerously. I know I say this every week, but man, what an amazing main event here on WCW Saturday Night! Sting and Muta took each other to their limits tonight and Sting barely squeaked out the win. Plus we had that major Slamboree match announcement which will feature Dusty’s return to the ring! Cactus, give us your thoughts on tonight’s show. Well Harley… I sure am glad that the focus for Dustin is his dads match and not his extremely important match against me next week. I hope Dustin thinks this return will just grow that shadow he’s trying to get out from underneath of, and he’s disheartened to the point where he’s easy pickings for me next week. I can’t believe you are asking me about his future match when he's got me next week to worry about! And I can’t believe that Dusty is going to return to the ring! I hope Flair leaves him so emotionally destroyed that he walks away from the business altogether. But let’s talk about what happened tonight… Sting overcame his distractions even with Hulk Hogan at ringside, and managed to squeak out a win, but it was the least convincing win Sting has had in a long, long time. And speaking of unconvincing wins, Arn was demolished tonight, and stole a win against Bigelow. You got that right, Paul. Plus, we saw Miracle Violence Connection put on yet another spectacular brawl in victory. That effort has earned ‘Dr. Death’ Steve Williams the MVP of the week bonus. And how about that brutal mess between Eddie Gilbert and Scotty Flamingo? Now that, that was beautiful. Sometimes I wish that WCW would loosen up the rules around this place so that I could inflict the perverse pain that I want to… but I have got to say that this was the first time that I saw Scotty Flamingo as a worthwhile competitor. Who knew that he had that sort of violence inside of him? Agreed. We frequently blast Flamingo for the blatant cheating and interference that mares his matches, and the asterisk that has been his first place ranking so far this season. Tonight however, Flamingo looked the part. I hope we get more of that Scotty as we go forward, especially if it extends how long we get free pink dream sodas! See you all next week, folks! WCW’s theme plays as the show fades out.
  7. April 1994 : Week 4 Ryuma Go suffered a broken arm during a tag team title defence and is expected to miss a few months of action while he recovers. As a result, the W*ING World Tag Titles will be vacated. Kevin Nash broke Rick Steiner’s nose on WCW World Wide. Ricky Santana stepped down from his position as head booker of W*ING. Santana competes as Iceman within the promotion and will remain an active competitor Tom Davis defeated California Stud to win the USWA Southern Heavyweight championship for the second time. Davis competes in USWA under his ‘Beef Burton’ gimmick. Dean Malenko defeated AKIRA to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship for the first time. House Party (Shiro Koshinaka & Hiroshi Hase) defeated Goto & Super Strong to win the IWGP World Tag Team Championships Iceman & Shoji Nakamaki defeated Gypsy Joe and Rayo Miyake to win the vacant W*ING Tag Titles for the first time. American Love Machine (known to American audiences as Art Barr) defeated Misterioso to win the CMLL World Middleweight title for the first time. Robbie Eagle defeated Mike Moore to win the ECWA Mid-Atlantic championship for the first time. Los Junior Atomicos won the vacant AAA World Tag Team Champions for the first time. Universe 2000 defeated Brazo de Plata to win the AAA Campeon de Campeones for the first time. 49 year old John Quinn announced his retirement from professional wrestling. Quinn had last competed for W4WA in the Canadian Grand Prix where he accumulated a record of 10-24-0 over the years of 1992 and 1993. He is the first wrestler from the WCW Grand Prix structure to have retired since inception, albeit he hadn’t really enjoyed any relevance since the 70s. W4WA Canadian Grand Prix Round 7/23; Card Two Leo Burke (6-1-1) def. Richard Charland (4-4-0) Canadian Tiger (4-4-0) def. Rey Misterio Jr (2-6-0) Buddy Landel (6-1-1) def. Bobby Kay (0-1-0) Gerry Morrow (3-5-0) def. Rob Van Dam (4-4-0) Kid Kash (3-5-0) def. Bruiser Bedlam (2-4-2) Owen Hart (7-0-1) def. Danny Davis (4-4-0) Worthwhile Notes: Leo Burke suffered a stinger during his match. Buddy Landel absolutely demolished Bobby Kay in a very short match. MVP : Owen Hart LPWA Women's Grand Prix Round 6/23; Card Two Candi Devine (3-2-1) def. Penelope Paradise (4-2-0) Bull Nakano (6-0-0) def. Shinobu Kandori (2-4-0) Debbie Combs (1-0-0) def. Jacqueline (1-5-0) Terri Powers (2-4-0) def. Bison Kimura (2-1-3) Akira Hokuto (6-0-0) def. Judy Martin (2-4-0) Notes Nick Bockwinkel sat down with Manami Toyota and Cynthia Moreno to discuss their upcoming Round 7 match up. There is a lot of national pride on display between the two. Jim Cornette sat down with Madusa and Wendi Richter after they went to war last show. Richter showed Madusa respect and the two buried their previous grudge. MVP : Akira Hokuto SSW Division 4 Grand Prix Round 8/23; Card One Ice Train (5-1-2) def. Brazo De Plata (3-4-0) Danny Boy Collins (1-2-0) def. Gedo (0-8-0) Paul Levesque (4-4-0) def. Doc Dean (3-4-1) Chaz Taylor (5-2-1) def. Stan Lee (3-5-0) Blue Demon Jr (6-0-2) def. Moondog Storm (2-6-0) Jerry Lynn (3-2-3) and El Dandy (4-3-1) went to a time limit draw. Worthwhile Notes: Bombastic Bob Holly hypes up Bruiser X Mastino vs Leatherface next week as a ‘Monster Mash’. MVP : El Dandy PWFG Japanese Grand Prix Round 7/23; Card Two Super Delfin (1-1-0) def. Satoshi Kojima (0-7-0) Tatsutoshi Goto (3-2-0) def. Jerry Flynn (1-6-0) Abdullah the Butcher (3-3-0) def. Herman Renting (0-1-0) Doug Furnas (3-2-1) def. Minoru Tanaka (1-6-0) Gary Albright (5-0-2) def. Yukihiro Kanemura (3-1-0) Masakatsu Funaki (6-0-1) def. Hans Nijman (3-4-0) Notes: MVP : Gary Albright
  8. 1994 GRAND PRIX : ROUND 6 | CARD 1 PREVIEW Sting vs The Great Muta Arn Anderson vs Bam Bam Bigelow Scotty Flamingo vs Eddie Gilbert Tully Blanchard vs Diamond Dallas Page Samoan Swat Team vs Miracle Violence Connection PS Lucha vs The Terrors SYNOPSIS Round 6 - the second third of the 94 season - kicks off this week! In Division Two action, Tully Blanchard takes on Diamond Dallas Page with only a single point separating the two competitors. Tully has the advantage though in a multitude of ways - with the one point lead, the sole victory in their previous encounter... but perhaps most substantially, a lack of underlying injuries. We don't know the status of Page after the vicious beating he received at the hands of Stan Hansen this past week. Will Page even be able to compete, much less overcome the always competitive Tully Blanchard? Plus, 'The South Atlantic Savior' Scotty Flamingo looks to maintain his stranglehold over the Division when he squares off against 'The Hotstuff Horseman' Eddie Gilbert. Flamingo is undefeated, but those wins have been the result of hook and crook as his cronies, Stan Hansen, El Gigante, Haku and Alexandra York have served up victories on a silver platter for him. Will Flamingo continue to buy his way through the competition? Or will The Four Horsemen's Eddie Gilbert be the first to overcome the financial backing of Flamingo Corp? In tag team action, we are still fresh off of the very first WCW Saturday Night main event to feature the tag team division and The Miracle Violence Connection (Steve Williams and Terry Gordy) are looking to build off of the momentum they've established in winning that historic event. They take on the always dangerous Samoan Swat Team (Samu and Fatu) in a first ever encounter that is sure to be a wild encounter. Which team will outlast the other? And then, two teams that have been having struggles as of late look to turn things around before the midway point of the season. PS Lucha (Solar and Blue Panther) started their inaugural run in WCW's tag team division with two straight victories, but have lost their last three. Meanwhile, The Terrors were one win away from a promotion at the end of last season, but the monumental collapse has rolled into a terrible run so far this season. Which team will find their footing and pick up the win in this intriguing first ever match-up. Then, in Premier League action, Arn Anderson and Bam Bam Bigelow square off for the second time in their careers. Bigelow one the first encounter last season, but coming into this match Arn seems to have struck a nerve with Bigelow when he brought up that Bigelow is playing second fiddle to Takada in Player Enterprises. Will Bigelow's rage get the best of him? Or has Arn awoken a giant? Either way, these two tore it up when they squared off last time, and this is sure to be no different! Finally, in our main event, Sting and The Great Muta square off one on one. The Ace of WCW stumbled in Round 5, unable to put away Stan Hansen and ultimately dropping his first points this season in a draw. Many are pointing to him being distracted by the belief that Hulk Hogan is untrustworthy. Muta insists that he wants to face a fully focused Sting and has tried to centre him, but are their cracks in The Stinger's game plan? These two men have a storied history as enemies - this week will be the first time their square off as allies. CURRENT STANDINGS 1PWfan : 8/18 - 44% Just here to look : 10/18 - 56% Dawn : 10/18 - 56% Nobby_McDonald : 23/36 - 64% Old School Fan : 49/78 - 63% Lord Byron : 59/90 - 66% DHK1989 : 68/103 - 66% StanMiguel : 29/43 - 67% Rekcut012 : 25/36 - 69% Nightshadeex : 71/103 - 69% SonOfSharknado : 75/103 - 73%
  9. .message-container { display: flex; flex-direction: column; margin-bottom: 10px; } .participant { display: flex; align-items: flex-start; margin-bottom: 10px; } .participant img { width: 80px; height: 80px; border-radius: 50%; margin-right: 10px; margin-left: 10px; } .bubble { display: inline-block; max-width: 70%; padding: 15px; border-radius: 15px; } .sender { background-color: #00FFFF; color: #000000; align-self: flex-end; margin-left: auto; } .receiver { background-color: #FFC0CB; color: #000000; align-self: flex-start; margin-right: auto; } .alt1 { background-color: #FEF5DA; color: #000000; align-self: flex-start; margin-left: auto; } /* Added new CSS rules to position sender's image on the right */ .sender .bubble { margin-left: auto; } .sender img { margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 0; } It’s April 1994, and WCW is hailing from the Dallas Texas! WCW Saturday Night is brought to you by Pink Dream, the official soft drink of WCW. After an intro video of WCW’s Premier League, the camera’s take us inside WCW’s neon-lit blue and pink studios where we are standing by with the WCW Analysis Team, Harley Race and Paul E Dangerously. And tonight… they are joined by a special guest. Boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to WCW Saturday Night! It’s great to be here in the home state of the Rhodes family, and the home down of the chosen son, the hero of tonight’s main event, Dustin Rhodes! I’m joined by Paul E Dangerously as usual, and stepping in for Dusty is the reigning champion, Rick Rude! Gentlemen, I know there is a little bit of history between you two, so let’s try and stay professional! Harley, put some mustard on that intro, why don’t you? I’m the reigning, defending, ‘Ravishing Ruler of the World’ Rick Rude, the biggest star in all of professional wrestling. And tonight, we witness some of the chumps of the Premier League make their claims at why they even belong in the same ring as me. But you don’t gotta worry about Paul and I bickering. We’re cool. Or at least I am, I went on to greatness and he’s still got a job! …Yeah, thanks champ… I’ll say this though. Before we get to the main event, we have two killer Premier League matches. Cactus Jack and Nobuhiko Takada collide in a sick opening contest that I don’t see either man walking away unscathed from. And then, it’s Luger and Simmons reigniting a rivalry that I personally hope neither man walks away from! And in our main event - It’s ‘The Man’ Ric Flair taking on the son of one of his greatest rivals when he squares off against ‘Lonestar’ Dustin Rhodes… Now, there has been a lot of tension with this main event as Dustin’s emotional frame of mind has come to light - he feels that he is living in the shadow of his father. Do you guys think he can step out of that shadow tonight? No. There’s just too much shadow to step out from. Simply put, Dusty is way too round. Haha! Maybe I can get on board with the champ being a part of our crew! Yeah, I don’t see it happening either. Dustin hasn’t scored a single point yet in the Premier League and I don’t see him starting here. The only way he would have a worse chance was if he let his daddy fight in his place tonight! The cameras are rolling in the arena and we go down to the ramp for our first contest of the night! The opening contest of the evening features a clash in the Premier League as Cactus Jack enters the arena with his trademark intensity, ready to secure his first victory in the tournament. Across the ring stands the formidable leader of Player Enterprises, Nobuhiko Takada, accompanied by his entourage of Teddy Long, Bam Bam Bigelow and Terry Taylor. Takada exudes confidence, backed by an impressive winning record in WCW. Cactus Jack, known for his unorthodox and high-risk style, aims to disrupt Takada's dominance and secure a crucial win. Tonight, we're witnessing a battle between two contrasting styles. Cactus Jack, known for his unpredictable and chaotic approach, faces the calculated and methodical Nobuhiko Takada. This matchup promises to be a clash of ideologies, with Jack looking to defy the odds against the imposing Takada. Nobuhiko Takada has been unstoppable in the Premier League, showcasing his mastery of submission-based techniques and strategic prowess. Cactus Jack, on the other hand, brings an element of unpredictability and sheer determination to every match. Can Jack find a way to outmaneuver Takada, or will the leader of Player Enterprises continue his dominant run? The match kicks off with Cactus Jack taking the fight to Takada, catching the Japanese submission specialist off guard with his aggressive brawling style. Jack and Takada brawl throughout the arena, utilizing the environment to their advantage in a chaotic display. Despite Jack's unrelenting assault, Takada begins to assert control, using his technical prowess to gain the upper hand. As the match progresses, Takada demonstrates his mastery of positioning and submission holds, gradually wearing down Cactus Jack. Takada executes a series of precision strikes and calculated maneuvers, ultimately locking in a devastating submission hold. Refusing to tap out, Cactus Jack succumbs to the relentless pressure, leading to a referee stoppage as Takada secures the victory. Following the match, Cactus Jack protests the referee's decision, arguing that he did not submit. Referee Nick Patrick maintains his decision, declaring Takada the winner by stoppage. Takada and Player Enterprises celebrate their triumph, while Cactus Jack is left frustrated and defiant in defeat. Nobuhiko Takada (4-1-0) defeated Cactus Jack (0-5-0) in 14:41 by way of submission. Takada improves to 2-0-0 against Cactus Jack all time. In Division Two action, the struggling 'Z-Man' Tom Zenk enters the arena, looking to turn his fortunes around after a series of losses. Zenk, still directionless since being betrayed by former partner Brian Pillman, seeks redemption against the sinister 'Taskmaster' Kevin Sullivan, a cunning strategist known for his mind games. With Missy Hyatt at ringside, Sullivan plans to exploit Zenk's vulnerability. Can Zenk overcome Sullivan's psychological warfare and secure a much-needed victory? Tonight, Tom Zenk faces an uphill battle against the devious Taskmaster Kevin Sullivan. Zenk's been in a slump lately, and Sullivan is the last opponent you want to face when you're down on your luck. Can Zenk dig deep and find the resolve to overcome Sullivan's mind games? Tom Zenk is at a crossroads in his career, struggling to regain momentum after the fallout with Brian Pillman. But at some point, the dude has got to move on! Kevin Sullivan, on the other hand, thrives on chaos and manipulation. This match will test Zenk's resilience against Sullivan's psychological warfare. From the opening bell, Kevin Sullivan employs psychological tactics, taunting and unsettling Zenk. Sullivan's mind games disrupt Zenk's focus, leading to a series of missteps from the struggling competitor. Missy Hyatt's presence at ringside adds to Zenk's distractions, further fueling Sullivan's advantage. As the match progresses, Sullivan capitalizes on Zenk's faltering confidence, dominating the contest with calculated strikes and submission holds. Despite Zenk's attempts to rally, Sullivan maintains control, methodically wearing down his opponent. Finally, Sullivan executes his devastating finisher, the Devil's Stomp, leaving Zenk incapacitated in the center of the ring for the 3 count. Following the match, Kevin Sullivan revels in his victory, basking in the psychological defeat of Tom Zenk. Missy Hyatt joins Sullivan in the ring, applauding his manipulation tactics. Meanwhile, Zenk struggles to recover, visibly frustrated and disheartened by yet another loss. Kevin Sullivan (4-1-0) defeated Tom Zenk (0-5-0) in 12:42 by way of pin fall. This was their first ever encounter. We go backstage to a set designated for Gary Hart, who is standing by reporting on the results of WCW World Wide from earlier this week, while results from Friday Night’s B-show, WCW Main Event, scrolls on the bottom of the screen. Over on WCW World Wide this Tuesday, in Division Two Tully Blanchard improved to 3-1-1 when he defeated Butch Reed (0-5-0). And in tag team action, The Samoan Swat Team (2-3-0) defeated The Young Pistols (1-4-0). Plus, Bobby Eaton won another ‘Eaton Open’ when he defeated Robert Gibson. Main Event #111 : Jeff Jarrett def. Hans Nijman | Akira Hokuto def. Michiko Omukai | Owen Hart def. Mike Barton | Buddy Landel & Richard Charland def. Leo Burke & Bobby Kay | Doug Furnas def. Doc Dean Gary is then joined by Misawa and Michael Hayes, and they hype their opening contest of Round 6 over on WCW World Wide next week. Shane Douglas mocks Misawa, saying that the Freebird is going to send him packing back to Japan. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to the Danger Zone! I'm your host, Paul E Dangerously, and tonight we're diving into the heart of WCW Premier League action. Joining me in the studio are two fierce competitors who are set to collide next week in Round Six of the tournament. On one side, we have the Beast from the East, Bam Bam Bigelow! And on the other, the seasoned veteran 'Double A' Arn Anderson! This matchup is crucial for both men as they look to break their losing streaks. Bam Bam, let's start with you. What are your thoughts heading into your showdown with Arn Anderson? Paul, let me make one thing clear. Arn Anderson may think he's got what it takes to stop me, but I'm the Beast from the East, and I'm not backing down from anyone. Arn, you've been riding on reputation for too long. It's time for Bam Bam Bigelow to show you who the real powerhouse is in WCW! Strong words, Bam Bam. Now, Arn, how do you respond to Bam Bam's challenge? Well, Paul, Bam Bam likes to talk a big game, but actions speak louder than words. You may be the Beast from the East, Bam Bam, but I've been around the block a few times. Let me ask you this, though. How does it feel to be playing second fiddle to Nobuhiko Takada within Players Enterprise? Are you just another muscle for hire, or do you have what it takes to step out of the shadows and make a name for yourself? You see, I know what it’s like to be in the shadow of someone else and as long as you are in that shadow, you will never have the confidence or ability to defeat me, much less become a champion! There you have it, folks! The Danger Zone is hyped up for the clash between Bam Bam Bigelow and Arn Anderson in Round Six of the Premier League. Don't miss this high-stakes showdown, and remember to stay dangerous! The Premier League matchup is set between two longtime rivals, Lex Luger and Ron Simmons. Luger, boasting an impressive undefeated record in the Grand Prix, seeks to solidify his position at the top against Simmons, a powerhouse competitor looking to climb the rankings. Both men have a history of intense matches and draws in previous encounters, adding to the anticipation of their third showdown. Lex Luger and Ron Simmons have a storied history in WCW, and tonight's match is no exception. These two competitors have battled to draws in the past, but I believe that tonight, one of them will emerge victorious and make a statement in the Premier League. Lex Luger has been dominant in the Premier League, but he has never been able to defeat Simmons. Simmons has been the kryptonite of Luger historically! As the match kicks off, both Luger and Simmons showcase their strength and agility, with the history between them setting the stage for a hard-hitting contest. Referee Randy Anderson plays a crucial role, keeping a close eye on the action as both competitors push the boundaries within the 20-minute time limit. Luger's technical prowess contrasts with Simmons' raw power, creating a dynamic back-and-forth exchange that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. In the closing moments of the match, Ron Simmons gains the upper hand and executes a devastating move that sends Lex Luger crashing through the timekeeper's table at ringside. With the clock ticking down, Simmons attempts to secure a countout victory. However, Luger summons his resilience and manages to crawl back into the ring just before the referee's 10-count. Seizing the opportunity, Luger turns the tables on Simmons, locking in his signature Torture Rack submission hold. Simmons, unable to withstand the pain, taps out, giving Luger the hard-fought victory. After the match, a display of mutual respect unfolds as Lex Luger and Ron Simmons shake hands in the center of the ring. The crowd applauds the sportsmanship between the two competitors, acknowledging their history and the intensity of their rivalry. Luger's victory propels him further up the Premier League rankings, positioning him as a top contender for the Grand Prix championship crown. Lex Luger (5-0-0) defeated Ron Simmons (1-3-1) in 19:18 by way of submission. After two previous draws, Lex Luger ends the stalemate between the two with his first win over Simmons. The Journeymen, consisting of Al Snow and Chris Adams, make their entrance with determination etched on their faces. Snow, the protege of Adams, appears conflicted, hinting at underlying tensions between the two. On the opposite side, True Grit, represented by Bull Gantner and Tony Anthony, exudes confidence and aggression, showcasing their rough and gritty style. Both teams are eager to make their mark in the tag team division. This clash between The Journeymen and True Grit promises to be a hard-hitting encounter. True Grit has had more success early in the season, but The Journeymen are determined to prove their mettle. Keep an eye on the dynamics between Al Snow and Chris Adams, as Adams has been outshined by his protege recently. True Grit has been on a roll lately, utilizing their no-nonsense approach to secure victories. The Journeymen, led by the experienced Chris Adams and the emerging Al Snow, are looking to rebound from setbacks and assert themselves in the tag team division. This match could be pivotal for both teams' standings. The match unfolds with high intensity as both teams trade impactful strikes and innovative tag team maneuvers. True Grit maintains control early on, utilizing their brawling tactics to wear down The Journeymen. Al Snow, under the guidance of Chris Adams, showcases his resilience, attempting to turn the tide for his team. However, tensions simmer beneath the surface as Snow's demeanor hints at dissatisfaction with his mentor's guidance. True Grit gains the upper hand, overwhelming The Journeymen with their aggressive offense. Tony Anthony delivers a devastating spike piledriver, pinning Chris Adams to secure the victory for True Grit as Al Snow watches on, annoyed. The loss adds further strain to the partnership between Al Snow and Chris Adams, as frustrations simmer amidst the defeat. Following the match, post-match tensions come to the forefront as Al Snow and Chris Adams exchange heated words. Snow's growing sense of disillusionment with his mentor becomes apparent, reflecting on his own journey and future aspirations. Meanwhile, True Grit celebrates their hard-fought win. True Grit (3-1-1) defeated The Journeymen (1-4-0) in 12:55 by way of pin fall when Anthony pinned Adams. True Grit improves to 2-0-0 against The Journeymen all time. The title graphic shows for WCW’s Inside the Squared Circle segment, and the show pivots to a studio segment featuring the legendary Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura, and Magnum TA. At the bottom of the screen, a news ticker hypes next weeks WCW subsidiary shows. Folks, welcome to Inside the Squared Circle. We have a special segment tonight, as we are making a major announcement on behalf of the WCW family. Starting in 1995, WCW’s Main Event will become the home of Division Three! Division Three will be compromised of the top talents from WCW’s subsidiaries as they compete to join WCW’s main roster! Now, normally I am critical of WCW management’s decision making, but this is something that makes sense to me - something that I applaud for a change! Four wrestlers from the Power Plant, four from Canada, four from Japan, and the four talents demoted from Division Two. What really gets to me is that they will also simultaneously compete in the subsidiaries in one of the most gruelling schedules wrestling has to offer! Hmmm, yes. Aptly named by WCW Chief Operating Officer Eric Bischoff, ‘The Grind’, Division Three athletes will be subject to a 15 match schedule on WCW Main Event on top of their international schedule in the lower divisions. Bischoff states that the road to the top is meant to ensure only the greatest talents in wrestling make it to the top of the world. Getting to the top of the wrestling world is hard enough as it is, but this may just put some wrestlers off of their journey due to the added risk of injury. Please… If they want an easier path to the top, they can go compete in the North. If they can’t make it through ‘The Grind’ then they just don’t have what it takes! Wrestlers today are getting soft and this will keep them in line. Back in the territory days, you wrestled 300 days out of the year, and spent the other 60 days on the road to your next show! Nonetheless, this latest evolution in WCW’s road to glory only serves to provide it’s fanbase with visibility on a larger variety of wrestlers and ensure that the best in the world compete here. Bischoff has stated that more information on ‘The Grind’ will come later this season… Sorry, we have a commotion backstage - we have to send it to the camera’s in the back! PWFG Round 7, Card 2, featuring Hans Nijman vs Masakatsu Funaki | LPWA Round 6, Card 2, featuring Akira Hokuto vs Judy Martin | SSW Round 8, Card 1, featuring El Dandy vs Jerry Lynn | W4WA Round 8, Card 2, featuring Owen Hart vs Danny Davis Tony and JR pivot urgently to an apparent commotion backstage. Diamond Dallas Page is shown down on the parking lot cement as The Diamond Doll screams for help. ‘Sugar’ Stan Hansen is then shown as the perpetrator, pleased by his actions. He tells the camera that he’s coming for Hulk Hogan! Hogan enters the parking lot as attendants and security get in-between them and tend to Page. Hogan shouts at Hansen. In WCW's Premier League, anticipation is building for a blockbuster showdown between two iconic babyfaces, The Great Muta (1-2-2) and Sting (4-0-1). Despite their history of feuds, Muta has recently turned face, leading to a temporary alliance with Sting. However, their friendship will be put to the test as they face off in the ring next week. Sting remains undefeated this season, showcasing his dominance, while Muta seeks to prove himself after a mixed start Sting-san, I respect you, my friend. We have fought many battles in the past, but now we stand together in the light. However, there is darkness that looms on the horizon. You are distracted by the ego of Hulkamania and the failure of trust will spread. But he must not deceive you, distract you. We must focus on our match, Sting-san. No more distractions, no more doubts. The Poison Mist will be the only thing blinding your judgment next week. Let us show the world the power of honor and respect in the ring. Muta, my friend, I hear what you're saying about Hogan, but right now, I promise you my focus is on our match. I just… Hogan, you’ve pulled the wool over everyone else’s eyes - you’ve convinced the world you are the big hero. But I see through it - you are only there for yourself… Sorry, Muta - off topic…You’ve shown courage stepping into the light, and I respect that. But next week, it's about us, about the challenge in front of us. I've been on a roll, and nothing will distract me from proving myself in the Premier League. So let's bring our best, Muta. I know you want to prove yourself too, and I respect that. But when that bell rings, it's game on. May the best man win. In Division Two action, 'The South Atlantic Saviour' Scotty Flamingo enters the arena, accompanied by his Flamingo Corp cohorts El Gigante, Haku, and Alexandra York. Flamingo aims to maintain his undefeated streak and secure sole possession of first place in Division Two. Across the ring stands the veteran Larry Zbyzsko, a crafty competitor with decades of experience. Zbyzsko is determined to outsmart Flamingo Corp's underhanded tactics and earn a crucial victory in the tournament. Scotty Flamingo is making waves in Division Two, not just with his in-ring skills but with the support of Flamingo Corp. Larry Zbyzsko, however, is a ring general who knows every trick in the book. This matchup promises to be a battle of wits and wills. Larry Zbyzsko is a seasoned veteran, a master strategist in the ring. Scotty Flamingo, on the other hand, relies on deception and corporate backing to gain an edge. It's experience versus cunning in this Division Two showdown. The match begins with Larry Zbyzsko taking control early, showcasing his technical prowess and ring intelligence. Zbyzsko targets Flamingo's weaknesses, exploiting his opponent's relative inexperience despite Flamingo's efforts to escape and evade. Flamingo Corp's interference on the outside adds to the tension, with El Gigante and Alexandra York creating distractions whenever Zbyzsko gains momentum. As the match nears its conclusion, Flamingo struggles to counter Zbyzsko's relentless offense. Referee Jimmy Jett becomes preoccupied with Alexandra York's antics at ringside, allowing El Gigante to intervene. El Gigante delivers a devastating chokeslam to Zbyzsko behind the referee's back. With Zbyzsko incapacitated, Flamingo seizes the opportunity and scores the tainted victory. Following the match, Scotty Flamingo celebrates his victory alongside El Gigante, Haku, and Alexandra York. Flamingo Corp revels in another underhanded triumph, solidifying Flamingo's position at the top of Division Two. Meanwhile, Larry Zbyzsko recovers in the ring, frustrated by the interference that cost him the match. Flamingo hands Schiavone and Ross a Pink Dream energy drink and writes a cheque to pay for the interference, tucking it into JR’s pocket and telling him pass it along for him. Scotty Flamingo (5-0-0) defeated Larry Zbyszko (1-4-0) in 17:17 by way of pin fall following interference from El Gigante. This was their first ever encounter. Before the competitors make their entrance, a special video package of Dustin Rhodes airs. It showcases him as a pure underdog that is unsure of himself. He’s training under the Texas sun… Tonight, the weight of the world rest on Dustin’s shoulders. He’s facing one of his father’s greatest rivals and more importantly I think, he faces his own insecurities. As we’ve neared this match, we’ve learned something about young Dustin… He’s got a lot of soul and emotion inside of him. You got that right, Jim! And while the focus has been on Dustin’s own personal struggles, it be foolish not to mention that his opponent, Ric Flair, is one of the greatest to ever lace up a pair of wrestling boots. I think Dustin has built this up too much in his own head and may be nearing a personal collapse. Dustin comes out first and is accompanied by his father and Barry. They pose on the stage and give Dustin morale support, when The Four Horsemen enter early and attack on the ramp! Gilbert and Windham brawl into the crowd while Pillman and Austin beat on Dusty! Flair gouges Dustin’s eyes and then proceeds to bounce his head off of everything on route to the ring. Dustin’s bleach blonde hair is coated in blood as he enters the ring and Randy Anderson asks if he still wants to compete, and the bell rings to start the match.

Flair continues to work over Dustin, hitting a sick piledriver that Dustin barely kicks out of early. A ringside, Dusty overcomes Pillman and Austin and returns to the ring to support his son. Dustin’s a bloody mess as he starts to fight back. They spill to the outside again and Dusty and Ric argue, allowing Dustin to send Ric face first into the ring post. Both men are leaking now! Back in the ring, Flair takes advantage of a distraction and hits a chop block on Dustin, and then locks on the Figure Four. Dustin nearly passes out, but rises to a seated position and punches his way out of the hold. Brawling continues outside. Dusty gets up on the apron and Flair mocks him. Dustin grabs Flair from behind in a headlock, his eyes open wide, and he hits the Running Bulldog! Dustin wins!! Dusty and Barry join the bloody Dustin in the ring and celebrate his monumental victory. Dusty hogs the camera as he taunts Flair. Flair is yelling at ringside as his cronies attempt to calm him down. Flair says this isn’t over. Dusty celebrates more as Barry tends to Dustin. Dustin Rhodes (1-4-0) defeated Ric Flair (2-3-0) in 18:16 by way of pin fall. This was their first ever encounter. Replays are shown of the finishes from the night, followed by the updated leaderboards for WCW’s Grand Prix. Standing by for analysis is the team of Harley Race, Rick Rude, and Paul E Dangerously. He did it! The kid pulled off the impossible and defeated Ric Flair in front of the world! What an amazing main event! Where does Flair go from here? He looked furious after suffering the defeat! I’ll tell you what, Harley. Dustin, he stole that victory… thanks to interference from his daddy. But it doesn’t matter - neither man is competition for ‘The Ruler of the World’, Ravishing Rick Rude! Flair proved that he's not at the top of his game, and Dusty proved he’s the same glory hog he always was. You got that right, Rick! Did you see Dusty, stealing the spotlight like he defeated Flair tonight? That fat old fart probably thinks he belongs in the ring still… But maybe he’s better suited trying his luck in the ring, rather than failing as a commissioner. That’s enough of that, fellas. Let’s talk about our other big stories from tonight… Namely, that Lex Luger moved into sole ownership of the top spot in the Premier League. The dude has risen above the likes of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Sting and is proving to the world that he is possibly the best in the world today! Rude, do you want to do the honours of announcing the MVP for the week? It’s me. I don't care that I didn’t wrestle this week, and neither does anyone else. The world is happy to just bear witness to their golden boy, the ravishing ruler of the world! I don’t need the cash, but WCW should be awarding me that bonus for bringing in the viewers even on what was supposed to be a night off! But, based on the technicality of this bonus going to someone who wrestled, WCW is obliged to award Nobuhiko Takada ‘first star’ for the week… You know, I could get used to you, Rick, joining us each week instead of that muppet Dusty, or that stooge Magnum. It was a real treat having you here tonight. I know we went our separate ways after the Dangerous Alliance ended, but I’m always rooting for you, champ! And to the WCW faithful, we’ll see you all next week for Round 6! WCW’s theme plays as the show fades out. "
  10. April 1994 : Week 3 The wrestling world congratulates Desiree Petersen and her partner, as she has announced she will be taking maternity leave. Referee Earl Hebner has renewed his contract with WWF for $344K over 18 months. Magnificent Mimi competed in her first ever MMA match and was defeated. Hiroyoshi Kotsubo flipped out on Akira Maeda at a recent RINGS show. Scott Armstrong suffered a freak broken leg during a tag team match in All Japan. His injury will put him out of action for half a year. After a lack of cooperation and rising challenges in the backstage atmosphere, WCW has opted to terminate Perry Saturn from his SSW contract. Cooga and Manami Toyota have recently experienced a lot of conflict, causing tension backstage at AJW. Salvatore Bellomo defeated Johnny Angel on ECW Barely Legal to capture the NWA World Heavyweight for the first time. Velvet McIntyre defeated La Diabolica to win the CMLL Women’s World Championship for the first time. Ron Garvin & Tommy Angel defeated Bad Crew #2 and Frankie Lancaster to win the ECWA Tag Team Titles for the first time. PPW Grand Prix Round 5/19; Card Two Disorderly Conduct (3-2-0) def. The Simpsons (0-5-0) Sabu (4-0-1) def. Rod Price (1-4-0) The Southern Rockers (3-2-0) def. The Heavenly Bodies (1-3-1) Rick Titan (3-1-1) def. Van Hammer (1-4-0) El Negro Y La Plata (4-0-1) def. The Moondogs (3-1-1) Rayo De Jalisco Jr (3-1-1) def. Stan Lane (0-5-0) Tex and Shanghai (4-0-1) def. Public Enemy (0-5-0) Paul Orndorff (4-0-1) def. Samoan Savage (2-3-0) Notes: In a bit of comedic hype, ’The Artiste’ Marquis Bagwell and La Parka sat down and discussed their upcoming Round 6 match. A highlight package of Ultimo Dragon aired. The package was of him alone and his amazing performances, all while questioning whether competing in the tag team division was holding him back. MVP: Negro Casas W4WA Canadian Grand Prix Round 7/23; Card One Chris Jericho (8-0-0) def. Greg Valentine (3-5-0) Don Callis (5-3-0) def. Dick Slater (1-7-0) Lance Storm (5-0-3) def. Chip Thompson (0-8-0) Sledgehammer Anderson (4-3-1) def. Buddy Hart (1-6-1) Keith Hart (2-6-0) def. B Brian Blair (1-7-0) William Regal (7-0-1) and Ed Moretti (6-1-1) went to a time limit draw. Worthwhile Notes: Buddy Landel came out and mocked Black Dragon’s injury, question who will replace him and face him next week. Leo Burke comes out with his family member Bobby Kay and they let Landel know that it’s Bobby. During Regal vs Moretti, Regal took an awkward bump and seemed injured. Afterwards, on a radio call, Regal advised he cracked his tail bone. PWI published an article about the young star, pointing out concerns about being injury prone. MVP: Chris Jericho LPWA Women's Grand Prix Round 6/23; Card One Madusa (5-0-0) def. Wendi Richter (2-1-3) Denise Storm (2-3-1) def. Linda Dallas (0-6-0) Cynthia Moreno (2-2-2) def. Malia Hosaka (0-6-0) Manami Toyota (4-1-1) def. Bambi (0-6-0) Lioness Asuka (5-0-1) def. Combat Toyoda (1-4-1) Notes In an over-the-top segment, Nick Bockwinkel sat down with Penelope Paradise and Candi Devine to hype up their match on the next show. Paradise and Devine both work pink and argued over who wore it better before things deteriorated into a fight. During Bambi’s loss, her tag team partner Debbie Combs (they are tag champions in LLMW together) debuted to watch and criticize her partner. Debbie is the replacement for Debbie Malenko. MVP : Lioness Asuka SSW Division 4 Grand Prix Round 7/23; Card Two David Sammartino (6-0-1) def. Doc Dean (3-3-1) Brian Lee (6-0-1) def. Randy Rose (1-5-1) Leatherface (5-2-0) def. John Rambo (0-7-0) Rip Rogers (7-0-0) def. Gedo (0-7-0) Rikki Nelson (3-2-2) def. Ricky Vaughn (0-5-0) El Hijo del Santo (6-0-1) and Robbie Brookside (2-3-2) went to a time limit draw. Worthwhile Notes: Rikki Nelson set a new record for the promotion when he pinned Vaughn in 2:06 with a surprise roll up, continuing Ricky’s downfall. MVP : El Hijo Del Santo PWFG Japanese Grand Prix Round 7/23; Card One Shoichi Funaki (4-3-0) def. Mark Starr (3-4-0) Akira Maeda (6-1-0) def. Volk Han (4-1-2) Koji Kanemoto (3-0-2) def. Masahito Kakihara (3-4-0) 2 Cold Scorpio (2-2-1) def. Dr. Luther (3-4-0) Michiyoshi Ohara (3-0-2) def. Yoshiaki Yatsu (3-4-0) Minoru Suzuki (5-1-1) def. Dick Vrij (2-4-1) Notes: MVP : Akira Maeda
  11. 1994 GRAND PRIX : ROUND 5 | CARD 3 PREVIEW Ric Flair vs Dustin Rhodes Nobuhiko Takada vs Cactus Jack Lex Luger vs Powerhouse Simmons Tom Zenk vs Kevin Sullivan Scotty Flamingo vs Larry Zbyzsko The Journeymen vs True Grit SYNOPSIS It's time for the final night of Round 5, marking a third of completion on the 1994 season! After the tag team division stole the show with an amazing main event this week, The Journeymen and True Grit square off in the sole tag team match on the next WCW Saturday Night. True Grit is off to a good start to the season with a positive record and looks to continue their winning ways with their rough and gritty style. Can the two teams keep the momentum of the tag team division at it's current level? During their sole previous encounter, True Grit walked away victorious - can The Journeymen gain a measure of revenge and course correct their current trajectory? Meanwhile, in Division Two action, the winless Tom Zenk looks to find some measure of direction as he squares off against 'Taskmaster' Kevin Sullivan. Ever since he was betrayed by his former partner Brian Pillman, Zenk has been in a downward spiral. And now, he squares off against a master manipulator in Kevin Sullivan. Can Zenk begin to find his footing, or will Sullivan take advantage of the vulnerable state that Zenk is in? Plus 'The South Atlantic Saviour' Scotty Flamingo looks to extend his undefeated start and move into sole possession of first place in Division Two as he squares off against Larry Zbyzsko. Flamingo Corp has been red hot as of late, buying their way up the ladder. Will Scotty buy himself another victory? His opponent, Larry, has seen it all in his 21 year career. If anyone can outwit the ways of Flamingo Corp, it may just be The Cruncher. And then, in the Premier League, Lex Luger looks to put himself back at the top of The Premier League as he squares off against his former rival, Powerhouse Simmons. Luger has been at the top of The Premier League since it's inception and is looking to capture his first Grand Prix championship crown this year. Standing across from him though has been one of his biggest adversaries. In their two previous matches within the Grand Prix, neither man has been able to secure a victory. Two twenty minute draws, tons of controversy, and a lot of bad blood. While it seems as though that heat has subsided between the two, could match number three stir old feelings, or will one man finally rise above the other? Also in the Premier League, Cactus Jack looks to find his first victory, but he's got a huge task in front of him when he squares off against the leader of Player Enterprises, Nobuhiko Takada. Takada has taken down giants and owns one of the greatest records in WCW. Will Jack become just another statistic, or can the unorthodox man from Truth or Consquences with the ballistic style drag Takada into his world and steal a victory? And finally, it’s our main event! In a feud that extends to the previous generation, Ric Flair takes on the son of one of his greatest rivals, Dustin Rhodes. The lead up to this match has exposed Dustin as lost, as the winless youngster becomes more and more absorbed within the shadow as his father. Is Dustin's heart still in this competition? And even if it is, does he even stand a chance against a bonafide legend in Ric Flair? Dustin has everything in the world to prove as the youngest competitor in WCW Premier League history, and a win over a legend may just be the first step he takes in stepping out from the shadow of his father. These two men may not currently be in the running for the top spot of the Premier League, but the heart of this contest adds a world of importance. All this and so much more, next week on WCW Saturday Night! CURRENT STANDINGS 1PWfan : 8/18 - 44% Just here to look : 10/18 - 56% Dawn : 10/18 - 56% Nobby_McDonald : 23/36 - 64% Old School Fan : 49/78 - 63% Lord Byron : 54/84 - 64% DHK1989 : 63/97 - 65% StanMiguel : 29/43 - 67% Rekcut012 : 25/36 - 69% Nightshadeex : 67/97 - 69% SonOfSharknado : 71/97 - 73%
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WCW Saturday Night is brought to you by Pink Dream, the official soft drink of WCW. After an intro video of WCW’s Premier League, the camera’s take us inside WCW’s neon-lit blue and pink studios where we are standing by with the WCW Analysis Team, Harley Race and Paul E Dangerously. And tonight… they are joined by a special guest. Hello folks, and welcome to WCW Saturday Night! I’m your host, Harley Race, alongside Paul E Dangerously and filling in for Dusty Rhodes we are joined by Magnum TA. Magnum, welcome to the booth! Thanks Harley! A pleasure to be a part of the team on such a historic night! For those who don’t know, on WCW World Wide this week, it was announced that this week’s main event has changed to feature the Tag Team Division, for the first time on WCW Saturday Night since the launch of the Grand Prix format! ‘Dr Death’ Steve Williams, Terry Gordy, Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat and Jushin ‘ Thunder’ Liger collide in a monumental main event! That’s right, Magnum! Boy am I happy to have you here instead of that cow, Dusty! Now, we got quite the road to the main event, as along the way we’ll see the recovering El Gigante take on Arn Anderson and the defending champion ‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude taking on Bam Bam Bigelow! You got that right. But first, we are in for the initially planned main event of Big Van Vader vs Barry Windham. These two men were originally scheduled to compete in the main event, but the buzz around WCW’s tag team scene has forced a change, especially with the quality of the wrestlers involved in the tag team match. They’ll be motivated to steal back the spotlight, that’s for sure. Vader looks to maintain his unstoppable start and has looked like he’s at the peak of his career. But Windham’s no slouch and this should be a hard hitting start to the night. Well folks, we’ve gotta get this show started! Tony, Jim, take it away! The cameras are rolling in the arena and we go down to the ramp for our first contest of the night! The atmosphere is charged as Big Van Vader, the dominant force in WCW's Premier League, makes his intimidating entrance. Vader exudes confidence as he steps into the ring, showcasing his formidable presence. On the other side, 'Widowmaker' Barry Windham enters with a determined look, poised to prove his mettle against the powerhouse Vader. Windham, known for his toughness and resilience, is focused on delivering a standout performance. Big Van Vader has been on an unstoppable run in WCW's Premier League, but tonight he faces a tough challenge in 'Widowmaker' Barry Windham. Windham has shown he can go toe-to-toe with anyone, and tonight we'll see if he has what it takes to topple the seemingly unbeatable Vader. You said it, Jim. Vader is a beast and continues to be one of the most dominant forces in WCW. But Barry is a fighter. The dude can go. And tonight, they have the extra motivation of being shafted from the main event. Let’s get this show on the road! The bell rings, signaling the start of what promises to be a hard-hitting encounter. Windham wastes no time, immediately targeting Vader's knee to gain an advantage. The arena reverberates with the impact of each strike as both competitors engage in a fierce southern brawl. Windham's strategy is clear—to exploit Vader's weaknesses and test his resilience. As the match progresses, Windham gains momentum, damaging Vader’s knee further against the steel steps. Vader is hobbling around everywhere and Barry is refusing to let up, trying to capitalize on the advantage. Vader summons his immense strength despite the damage to his knee. With a display of sheer power, Vader delivers a devastating powerbomb to Windham, stunning the audience. Despite Windham's valiant effort, Vader's dominance proves too much to overcome. After the match, Big Van Vader drops to one knee and tries to shake out the injury as referee Nick Patrick raises his hand in victory. Barry rolls out of the ring and stumbles to the back, holding his neck. Big Van Vader (3-0-2) defeated Barry Windham (1-3-1) in 15:18 by way of pin fall. Vader improves to 2 wins no losses all time against Windham. The scene is set for a lively encounter in Division Two as Michael Hayes, accompanied by his manager Shane Douglas, makes his entrance with renewed confidence following his recent victory. Hayes, exuding his flamboyant charisma, is determined to continue his winning streak. On the other side of the ring, Johnny B Badd, sporting his colorful attire and accompanied by Jody Hamilton, enters with a focused demeanor, ready to showcase his unique blend of athleticism and showmanship. Michael Hayes has finally gained some momentum in the WCW Grand Prix, but he faces a formidable challenge tonight against the electrifying Johnny B Badd. Can Hayes keep the momentum going, or will Johnny B Badd deliver another knockout performance? Both Michael Hayes and Johnny B Badd bring a lot of excitement to the Division Two ring tonight. But if I had my way tonight, we’d see Michael Hayes eat a Wild Thing Haymaker The match kicks off with Hayes and Johnny B Badd engaging in a playful exchange, showcasing their charisma and ring awareness. Hayes and Douglas work in tandem, using their unique chemistry to create distractions and frustrate Badd. The bout features comedic moments, with Douglas playing a pivotal role from ringside despite his injury. As the match intensifies, Johnny B Badd unleashes his trademark offense, dazzling the crowd with his agility and boxing skills. Hayes, determined to maintain his winning streak, counters with his unorthodox tactics and veteran instincts. The back-and-forth action keeps the audience on the edge of their seats, with both competitors vying for the upper hand. Johnny builds up momentum when Shane Douglas rolls into the ring, comically playing up his ankle injury. Johnny B Badd doesn’t hesitate though, as he delivers his Wild Thing Haymakers to both Hayes and Douglas, capitalizing on the opportunity to secure the victory. After the match, Johnny B Badd and Jody Hamilton celebrate in the ring, acknowledging the cheers from the audience. As they celebrate, Hayes and Douglas swim like fishes on the mat as they try to clear the cobwebs in their heads. Johnny B Badd (3-2-0) defeated Michael Hayes (1-4-0) in 12:52 by way of knock out. This was their first ever encounter. We go backstage to a set designated for Gary Hart, who is standing by reporting on the results of WCW World Wide from earlier this week, while results from Friday Night’s B-show, WCW Main Event, scrolls on the bottom of the screen. Over on WCW World Wide this Tuesday, in Tag Team action, the world saw The Outsiders (4-0-1) defeat The Rock N Roll Express (1-4-0). Plus, in Division Two action, Eddie Gilbert (2-2-1) and ‘The Standard-Bearer’ Mitsuharu Misawa (3-1-1) went to a twenty minute time limit draw. Main Event #110 : 2 Cold Scorpio & Dr. Luther def. Koji Kanemoto & Masahito Kakihara | Great Kokina def. Chris Candido | Lioness Asuka & Bull Nakano def. Combat Toyoda & Shinobu Kandori | Rayo De Jalisco Jr, Blue Demon Jr, & El Hijo del Santo def. Jimmy Del Rey, Stan Lane, & Tom Prichard Gary Hart is hyping WCW’s World Wide show for next week, where Steve Armstrong will be returning to the ring after his injury as The Young Pistols take on the always dangerous Samoan Swat Team. Gary is then about to interview Tully Blanchard, but is interrupted by The Classic Era and ‘The Kiwi Queen’ Susan Sexton. Sexton says that WCW World Wide is Bobby Eaton’s stomping ground and since The Classic Era has a gap in their schedule, he’s putting out an Eaton Open for anyone to answer. Welcome, wrestling fans, to another electrifying edition of the Danger Zone! I'm your host, Paul E Dangerously, and tonight, we have a showdown brewing in WCW's Premier League. In one corner, the rugged and relentless 'Sugar' Stan Hansen, and in the other, the immortal icon himself, Hulk Hogan! These two titans are set to collide in four weeks' time on WCW Saturday Night, and the tension is palpable. Let's hear from our guests! Well, Paul, let me tell ya somethin'. Hulk Hogan might be riding high with his undefeated streak, but I’ve got a sweet tooth for that top spot in the Premier League. Hogan, your problem is becoming that you can't be trusted. This little lovers tiff between you and Sting - man you have got to sort out your feelings for one another. Meanwhile, I'm focused and ready to feast on victory, and if I get a little bit of the sticky sweet sauce leaking out of your skull… All the better! Strong words, Stan. Now, Hulk, Stan seems fired up and ready to knock you off your pedestal. What's your response to that? Well, let me tell ya somethin', brother. Stan Hansen might talk tough, but he's steppin' into my ring now. I've been runnin' wild in the Premier League, and there ain't no way I'm lettin' anyone derail my path to the top. Stan, you might have a sweet tooth, but you're gonna find out that Hulkamania is the only thing sweeter around here, brother! And! You want to try and play mind games with me, brother, you will understand, man, that Hulkamania can’t be brought down by your parlour tricks! Big Sugar! I hope that Flamingo Corp provides good benefits, because you are gonna need them! I’ll see you, real soon, brother! Are you hyped up for the showdown between Stan Hansen and Hulk Hogan in four weeks' time? Don’t miss this epic battle, and remember to stay dangerous! The reigning Premier League champion, 'Ravishing' Rick Rude, makes his grand entrance, exuding confidence and arrogance. Rude, draped in gold, epitomizes the persona of a self-proclaimed ruler of the world. On the other side, Bam Bam Bigelow enters with the support of Player's Enterprises—Nobuhiko Takada, Teddy Long, and Terry Taylor—creating an imposing presence at ringside. Both men are cunning heels, but Rude prefers to operate alone while Bigelow benefits from the camaraderie of his associates. This showdown between 'Ravishing' Rick Rude and Bam Bam Bigelow is a clash of egos in the Premier League. Rude, the reigning champion, is determined to maintain his dominance, while Bigelow seeks to ascend to the pinnacle of the division. It's a battle of wits and brute strength, and neither competitor will back down easily. Rick Rude and Bam Bam Bigelow are two of the most formidable fixtures in WCW’s Premier League today. Both have been at the highest level of WCW since it’s inception! Rude's cunning tactics and Bigelow's raw power make for an intriguing matchup. The outcome of this match could have significant implications for the Premier League standings. The match begins with both competitors testing each other's strength and agility, showcasing their contrasting styles. Rude relies on underhanded tactics and psychological warfare to gain an early advantage, while Bigelow unleashes his explosive offense to keep Rude on his toes. The action intensifies as the match progresses, with neither man willing to concede ground. As the match rolls on, Bigelow’s size continues to cause problems for Rude and the tide sways in Bam Bam’s favour. Bigelow goes for a cannoball senton in the corner but Rude gets out of the way at the last second. Both men get to their feet and Rude with a desperate thumb to the eye! Referee Nick Patrick gets in between them to try and force a break, but Bigelow is furious and demands to let the action continue. Half blinded, he walks right into a Rude Awakening! Rick Rude is victorious! As the dust settles inside the ring, 'Ravishing' Rick Rude revels in his triumph, basking in the glory of another hard-fought victory. Meanwhile, Bam Bam Bigelow regroups with Player's Enterprises, reflecting on the loss. Takada seems uninterested in hearing excuses from Bigelow here. Rude exits the arena with an air of superiority Rick Rude (3-1-1) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow (1-3-1) in 16:45 by way of pin fall. Rick Rude improves to 2-1-0 against Bam Bam Bigelow all time. PS Lucha, represented by the seasoned luchadors Solar and Blue Panther, make their flashy entrance, adorned in colorful masks and attire, showcasing their Mexican wrestling heritage. Across the ring, the upstart duo known as The Wild Stallions, Chris Benoit and Joey Maggs, exude youthful energy and determination, eager to prove themselves against the established veterans. PS Lucha brings a wealth of experience and high-flying tactics to the ring. Solar and Blue Panther have faced some of the best in the business and know how to adapt to any style. The Wild Stallions, on the other hand, are a dynamic young team with raw talent and hunger, making this an intriguing clash of styles. The Wild Stallions have been turning heads with their impressive performances, and tonight they face a formidable test against PS Lucha. Solar and Blue Panther are masters of lucha libre, known for their innovative maneuvers and seamless teamwork. It'll be interesting to see if Benoit and Maggs can keep up. The match kicks off with high-paced action as Solar and Blue Panther showcase their lucha libre expertise, dazzling the crowd with acrobatic maneuvers and quick tags. The Wild Stallions, undeterred by their opponents' experience, respond with aggressive tactics, using their speed and athleticism to gain momentum. As the match progresses, both teams exchange innovative offense, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. Solar and Blue Panther demonstrate their veteran savvy, controlling the pace and isolating Joey Maggs in their corner. The Wild Stallions refuse to back down, countering with double-team combinations and resilience. In a surprising turn, Chris Benoit seizes an opportunity to catch Blue Panther off guard, executing a quick roll-up pinning combination. The referee counts to three, securing an upset victory for The Wild Stallions over the seasoned PS Lucha. The Wild Stallions bask in the spotlight, reveling in their triumph over PS Lucha. Solar and Blue Panther regroup outside the ring, visibly frustrated by the outcome. Despite the loss, both teams exchange nods of respect, acknowledging the competitive spirit of their showdown. The Wild Stallions (2-2-1) defeated PS Lucha (2-3-0) in 14:39 by way of flash pin fall, when Benoit pinned Blue Panther. This was their first ever encounter. The title graphic shows for WCW’s Inside the Squared Circle segment, and the show pivots to a studio segment featuring the legendary Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura, and Magnum TA. At the bottom of the screen, a news ticker hypes next weeks WCW subsidiary shows. Tonight's WCW Saturday Night is making history with its first-ever tag team division main event featuring Thunder Dragon against The Miracle Violence Connection. This match promises to be an epic showcase of tag team wrestling prowess, highlighting the depth and talent in WCW's tag team division. It's a bold move by WCW to elevate the tag team scene and provide fans with an exciting main event that breaks away from the traditional singles match format. Break away from tradition? What a load of nonsense, Magnum. WCW Saturday Night is the flagship show of the company, and it should be headlined by nothing less than a Premier League match featuring top singles competitors. Tag team matches belong on the undercard, not as the main event. This decision is a step backward for WCW, diluting the prestige of Saturday Night with second-rate talent. Just look at Steamboat and Williams, they are talent that’s been relegated out of the Premier League for God’s sake! Jesse, I respectfully disagree. Tag team wrestling is an essential part of the sport, and showcasing top tag teams like Thunder Dragon and The Miracle Violence Connection in the main event highlights the depth of talent in WCW's roster. Fans are excited to see these teams clash, and it's a refreshing change of pace from the usual singles matches. Depth of talent? Spare me the tag team propaganda, Magnum. The main event should feature the best of the best, not a sideshow act like tag team wrestling. Thunder Dragon and The Miracle Violence Connection may be skilled, but they don't have the star power or draw of Premier League competitors like Hogan, Sting, or Flair. WCW is shooting itself in the foot by putting tag teams in the spotlight instead of focusing on what truly matters - it’s Premier League competition. Well, Jesse, while we may not see eye to eye on this, one thing's for certain - tonight's main event is going to deliver an incredible display of teamwork and athleticism. Now, let's send it over to Gary Hart who's standing by backstage with Lex Luger and Powerhouse Simmons. SSW Round 7, Card 2, featuring El Hijo Del Santo vs Robbie Brookside | LPWA Round 6, Card 1, featuring Wendi Richter vs Madusa | W4WA Round 8, Card 1, featuring Ed Moretti vs William Regal | PPW Round 5, Card 2, featuring Paul Orndorff vs The Samoan Savage | PWFG Round 7, Card 1, featuring Volk Han vs Akira Maeda Powerhouse Simmons and Lex Luger have a promo to hype their match next week. They discuss their history and past rivalry. Sting is present and is asked about his involvement in their previous feud, but he’s distracted and doesn’t answer. He sees Hulk Hogan off camera and confronts him instead and Luger and Simmons are left hanging. The camera follows Sting who begins questioning Hogan for his actions at Battlebowl Atomicos. Hogan blames being misted on him not saving Sting, but Sting argues it’s not the first time Hogan’s failed to have his back. Various wrestlers intervene and prevent this from escalating any further. Next week’s main event for Saturday Night in WCW's Premier League division features a clash between the seasoned veteran and former champion, Ric Flair (2-2-0), and the struggling underdog 'Lonestar' Dustin Rhodes (0-4-0). Rhodes has been grappling with self-doubt and pressure as he carries the weight of his father's legacy, the legendary Dusty Rhodes. Last week, Dustin expressed doubts about his ability to measure up to the expectations placed upon him. Meanwhile, Ric Flair, known for his arrogance and storied history, sees this as an opportunity to prove his dominance once again. Dusty is shown standing in front of his son, as Dustin looks a bit dejected standing behind Dusty. Dusty Rhodes, my old nemesis, it seems you've sent your boy to do a man's job. Dustin, I've known you since you were knee-high to a grasshopper, boy, but that doesn't mean a thing in this business. Your daddy and I, we've had battles that shook the very foundations of wrestling. But you? You're just a lost pup trying to find your way. The Rhodes name carries weight, but it won't save you from what's coming next week. Get ready to feel the wrath of the Nature Boy, Dustin, because it's time you learn that this business ain't for the faint of heart. Wooooooooo! Ric Flair, you and me, we go way back, partner. We've fought over that 10 pounds of gold more times than I care to count. But now, you're dealing with a new generation. My boy, Dustin here, he's been struggling, trying to step out of my shadow and make a name for himself. It ain't easy carrying the Rhodes legacy, but Dustin's got the heart of a lion. Flair, you think you've got this all figured out, but next week, my boy is gonna show you what he's made of. Dustin, you belong here, son, and I believe in you. So go out there and show the world that the Lonestar shines brighter than ever. Flair, get ready to feel the wrath of the Rhodes family once again. The Premier League matchup is set as Arn Anderson makes his way to the ring, exuding confidence and focus. Across from him, El Gigante, accompanied by Flamingo Corp members Scotty Flamingo and Stan Hansen, enters cautiously, nursing a back injury sustained in a previous bout. Gigante's size and strength are undeniable, but his physical condition raises questions about his ability to withstand Anderson's calculated offense. Tonight, Arn Anderson faces the towering El Gigante, who's battling back from a nagging injury. Anderson is a ring general, known for exploiting weaknesses and capitalizing on any opportunity. It'll be intriguing to see if Gigante's injury becomes a target for the crafty Double A. Anderson, always strategic, will undoubtedly have a game plan to exploit any vulnerabilities in Gigante's condition. Folks, Gigante may be a… well… giant, but his giant target may just cut him down to size tonight. From the opening bell, Anderson wastes no time targeting El Gigante's injured back, using his technical skills to wear down the giant. Gigante struggles to mount offense against the seasoned Anderson, who maintains control with a relentless assault on Gigante's weak spot. Flamingo Corp looks on from ringside, ready to intervene at any moment. As the match progresses, Gigante's resilience becomes apparent as he absorbs punishment while attempting to mount a comeback. Anderson remains focused on exploiting Gigante's injury, maintaining a methodical approach to wear down his larger opponent. The tension builds as Flamingo Corp's presence looms large at ringside, adding an element of uncertainty to the proceedings. Scotty Flamingo creates a distraction, allowing Gigante to seize an opening. Despite Anderson's best efforts, Gigante unleashes a devastating claw hold on Anderson. Anderson, unable to withstand the pressure, succumbs to the pain and passes out, leading to Gigante securing a hard-fought victory. Flamingo, Hansen, Haku, Gigante and Alexandra York all stand tall in the centre of the ring with their arms raised in victory. El Gigante (2-1-0) defeated Arn Anderson (1-4-0) in 14:58 by way of submission. This was their first singles match against each other, but Arn was victorious in their previous encounter in the tag team division. Their overall record against each other is one win each. The anticipation is palpable as Thunder Dragon and The Miracle Violence Connection make their grand entrances, each team embodying distinct styles and fierce competitiveness. Steamboat and Liger, the newly formed team, bring a blend of technical mastery and high-flying excitement, while Williams and Gordy exude brute force and raw power. This is a historic moment in WCW Grand Prix history, folks. Thunder Dragon and The Miracle Violence Connection are set to clash in an epic tag team encounter. This is the first ever tag team main event on Saturday Night since the launch of The Premier League in 1992. Both teams are hungry for victory tonight. Steamboat and Williams have shown incredible resilience since their relegation from the Premier League, while Liger and Gordy are looking to prove themselves to be in the same league as their partners. This match could steal the show and redefine the landscape of the tag team division. The match begins with a fast-paced exchange of strikes and holds, showcasing the contrasting styles of Thunder Dragon and The Miracle Violence Connection. Steamboat and Liger utilize their speed and agility to gain an early advantage, keeping Williams and Gordy off-balance with rapid tags and innovative double-team maneuvers. As the match progresses, Williams and Gordy assert their dominance, utilizing their strength to ground Steamboat and Liger. The Miracle Violence Connection targets Liger's high-flying offense, isolating him in their corner and wearing him down with relentless power moves. Despite the onslaught, Thunder Dragon refuses to back down, fighting back with resiliency and strategic counters. Jushin Liger attempts a daring moonsault from the top rope, aiming to shift the momentum in Thunder Dragon's favor. However, Steve Williams intercepts Liger mid-air, seamlessly transitioning into an ankle lock submission. Liger, trapped in the debilitating hold, succumbs to the pain and reluctantly taps out, securing the victory for The Miracle Violence Connection. Miracle Violence Connection celebrates their hard-fought win. Williams and Gordy stand tall in the ring, showcasing their dominance in the tag team division. Meanwhile, Steamboat checks on Liger, offering words of encouragement despite the defeat. Thunder Dragon exits the ring, visibly disappointed but determined to bounce back stronger. Miracle Violence Connection (3-1-1) defeated Thunder Dragon (3-1-1) in 18:05 by way of submission when Jushin Liger tapped out to Steve Williams. This was the first tag team encounter between the two teams. Steve Williams improves to 2-0-1 against Ricky Steamboat all time. Replays are shown of the finishes from the night, followed by the updated leaderboards for WCW’s Grand Prix. Standing by for analysis is the team of Harley Race, Magnum TA, and Paul E Dangerously. What a main event! WCW afforded the tag team division an opportunity to steal the show in the main event slot, and the four men rose to the occasion! The Miracle Violence Connection walk away with a massive victory, handing Thunder Dragon their first loss as a unit! Magnum, do us the honours of awarding this week’s $10,000 MVP bonus. Thank you, Harley. Despite coming up short tonight, the bonus is being awarded to Ricky Steamboat for continuing to prove he is one of the most exciting wrestlers in the world today. Many wrestlers would take a demotion out of the Premier League as a negative, but Steamboat has flourished, and helped bring the tag team division to the forefront of WCW. I hate to agree with the sentiment of giving losers a consolation prize, but I gotta admit that the main event proved to be worthy of it's spot, and a large factor of that is based on how good Ricky is inside those ropes. But we gotta acknowledge the other man who fell from the Premier League and has stepped up - Dr. Death earned the victory tonight for his team and proved that The Miracle Violence Connection is quite possibly the toughest unit in wrestling today. Well folks, next week we wrap up Round 5 and conclude the first third of our 1994 season. Lex Luger takes on Powerhouse Simmons as Luger attempts to assert himself as the top dog in WCW atop the rankings. And Ric Flair takes on Dustin Rhodes is a family affair. It’s bound to be an exciting night, that is for sure. Thank you gentlemen again, for allowing me to be a part of the booth tonight! Anything to keep Dusty away! I hear he’ll be at ringside next week for his kid’s big match, so we’ll need a guest host again! That’s all the time we have this week, folks. Thank you as always for tuning in to WCW Saturday Night, the home of professional wrestling’s premier competition. WCW’s theme plays as the show fades out.
  13. April 1994 : Week 2 Wrestlemania X was held in WCW territory to a rousing success, headlined by Mr. Perfect defeating ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage to win the WWF World Championship. A lot of praise was provided to WWF by critics for pivoting from the initially planned Ultimate Warrior vs Randy Savage match. The card went down as follows: Jim Powers & The Texas Tornado defeated The Bushwhackers Papa Shango & The Rockers defeated Crush, Andre the Giant and Jim Neidhart The Barbarian defeated Brutus Beefcake for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. The Natural Disasters retained the WWF Tag Team Champions against The Legion of Doom Big Bossman defeated Sgt Slaughter The Undertaker defeated Bret Hart The Ultimate Warrior defeated Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts Mr. Perfect defeated Randy Savage for the WWF World Championship Aja Kong has confirmed she will not be renewing her contract with AJW. Klondyke Kate has apparently quit Eurostars, unable to get past her hatred of Sweet Saraya after having stolen Ricky Knight from her. Rings adds Masaaki Satake to their roster. Ken Shamrock improved to 3-0-0 in Mixed Martial Arts competition. Mid-Atlanta wrestler Jeep Swenson has signed on for a major role in a Batman movie as Bane. Larry Cameron has announced his retirement. The former CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, Stampede North American Heavyweight Champion, and PWA Heavyweight Champion is 41. Hiromitsu Kanehara has taken an MMA fight. His current record is 1-0-0. Abdullah the Butcher broke his forearm in All Japan, but will continue to wrestle through the injury. USWA has ended it’s relationship with WWF, citing that the Federation is no longer as strong as it once was and the USWA believes they are closer to a contender than a support mechanism. Willie Peters improved to 1-1-0 in mixed martial arts competition. Pain (Mike Awesome & Ryuma Go) defeated Satoru Asako & Hirofumi Miura to win the W*ING World Tag Title for the first time. The Barbarian defeated Brutus Beefcake to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship for the first time Mr. Perfect defeated Randy Savage to win the WWF World Championship for the first time. Heidi Lee Morgan defeated Wendi Richter to win the LMLW International Championship for the first time. LPWA Womens Grand Prix Round 5/19; Card Two Marquis Bagwell (4-1-0) def. The Great Kabuki (0-1-0) Speed Eleven (2-3-0) def. The Wildest of the West (0-5-0) Great Kokina (4-0-1) def. Cobra (1-3-1) International Sex Pistols (1-4-0) def. Western Boys (1-4-0) Jeff Jarrett (4-0-1) def. Mr. Hughes (0-4-1) Nubian Nightmares (3-0-2) and Sons of the Mountain (3-1-1) went to a double DQ Draw. La Parka (3-2-0) def. Manny Fernandez (1-4-0) Davis & Barr (5-0-0) def. Harlem Heat (3-1-1) Notes: The Great Kabuki debuted as the replacement for Sam Houston in PPW. ‘The Artiste’ Marquis Bagwell managed to steal a win with leverage on the ropes. MVP : Ultimo Dragon W4WA Canadian Grand Prix Round 7/23; Card Two Leo Burke (5-1-1) def. Black Dragon (2-5-0) Richard Charland (4-3-0) def. Don Callis (4-3-0) Canadian Tiger (3-4-0) def. Chip Thompson (0-7-0) Kid Kash (2-5-0) def. Buddy Landel (5-1-1) Chris Jericho (7-0-0) def. Gerry Morrow (2-5-0) Rob Van Dam (4-3-0) def. Danny Davis (4-3-0) Worthwhile Notes: Black Dragon suffered a herniated spinal disc during his match against Leo Burke. His season has ended and a replacement will be announced next week. MVP : Chris Jericho SSW Division 4 Grand Prix Round 7/23; Card One El Dandy (4-3-0) def. Jack Victory (2–5-0) Bruiser X Mastino (3-4-0) def. Stan Lee (3-4-0) Ice Train (4-1-2) def. Danny Boy Collins (0-2-0) Brazo de Plata (3-3-0) def. Jerry Lynn (3-2-2) Chaz Taylor (4-2-1) def. Moondog Storm (2-5-0) Blue Demon Jr (5-0-2) def. Paul Levesque (3-4-0) Worthwhile Notes: Bombastic Bob Holly debuted as a new member of SSW’s analysis team alongside James Mitchell. MVP : El Dandy PWFG Japanese Grand Prix Round 6/23; Card Two Norman Smiley (4-0-2) def. Super Delfin (0-1-0) Daisuke Ikeda (1-1-0) def. Killer Tim Brooks (0-1-0) Mark Starr (3-3-0) def. Jerry Flynn (1-5-0) Minoru Tanaka (1-5-0) def. Satoshi Kojima (0-6-0) Yukihiro Kanemura (3-0-0) def. Grom Zaza (0-2-0) Akira Maeda (5-1-0) def. Hiromichi Fuyuki (0-1-0) Notes: Super Delfin made his debut as the replacement for Scott Armstrong for the season. The scheduled match of Tatsutoshi Goto and Abdullah The Butcher was replaced by Daisuke Ikeda versus Killer Tim Brooks. Grom Zaza was a substitute for Doug Furnas who could not make the show. Hiromichi Fuyuki was a substitute for 2 Cold Scorpio who could not not make the show. MVP : Akira Maeda
  14. 1994 GRAND PRIX : ROUND 5 | CARD 2 PREVIEW Big Van Vader vs Barry Windham Arn Anderson vs El Gigante Bam Bam Bigelow vs Rick Rude Johnny B Badd vs Michael Hayes Thunder Dragon vs Miracle Violence Connection PS Lucha vs The Wild Stallions SYNOPSIS After the first week of Round 5, we have a tie at the top of WCW's Premier League, with Sting and Hogan sitting at 13 points each. But Lex Luger has a match in hand and is only one point behind both men. In tag team action, we kick things off with a battle between two teams looking to make an impact and generate some momentum when the stars of Mexico, PS Lucha, take on the youngest tag team in the league, The Wild Stallions. Both teams sit in the middle of the standings and are looking to take a step forward into prominence. Will the experience edge of the veteran luchadors Solar and Blue Panther be the key to their success? Or will the plucky team of Chris Benoit and Joey Maggs continue to defy the odds? Plus, it's a mega first time feature between two star tag teams when Thunder Dragon and The Miracle Violence Connection collide! Williams and Steamboat have collided twice in the Premier League before, but this will be the first time they square off in tag team competition. Will the brand new team of Ricky Steamboat and Jushin Liger continue their undefeated cinderella run? Or have they finally found an opponent they cannot beat? Meanwhile, in Division Two action, Michael Hayes is fresh off his first singles victory in WCW Grand Prix history and it seems that him and his manager (the injured Shane Douglas) have finally found their chemistry. Will Hayes be able to build off of that first win when he steps in the ring with The Wild Man with Golden Gloves, Johnny B Badd? Or will Badd add another knockout to his record? And then, in the Premier League, Flamingo Corp looks to celebrate ending Sting's perfect season by continuing their dominance over Arn Anderson. Double A collides with The Argentine Assassin El Gigante, who is still bouncing back from a back injury that ultimately played a part in his loss to Nobuhiko Takada. Is Gigante's back in good enough shape for him to capitalize on the damage that Stan Hansen did in the previous round? Or will Anderson be able to exploit the injury to fell the giant? Also in Premier League action is the reigning champion, 'Ravishing' Rick Rude, taking on Bam Bam Bigelow. The two are deadlocked in their previous encounters with one win each. Which man will break the tie and build on their push to the top of the division? And finally, it’s our main event! The seemingly unbeatable Big Van Vader looks to add another win to his name when he takes on 'Widowmaker' Barry Windham. Barry's proven himself as a badass who can match up to even the largest of foes, as seen in his tag team victory last year over Flamingo Corp's Hansen & Gigante, and this would be the first time the two men squared off in singles action since the very first round of WCW Grand Prix history back in February of 1992. But a new looming cloud hangs over Barry's head - will he be able to maintain his focus after his partner Dustin Rhodes questioned his own future in wrestling? All this and so much more, next week on WCW Saturday Night! CURRENT STANDINGS 1PWfan : 8/18 - 44% Just here to look : 10/18 - 56% Dawn : 10/18 - 56% Nobby_McDonald : 19/30 - 63% Old School Fan : 49/78 - 63% Lord Byron : 50/78 - 64% StanMiguel : 24/37 - 65% DHK1989 : 59/91 - 65% Nightshadeex : 62/91 - 68% Rekcut012 : 25/36 - 69% SonOfSharknado : 68/91 - 75%
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After an intro video of WCW’s Premier League, the camera’s take us inside WCW’s neon-lit blue and pink studios where we are standing by with the WCW Analysis Team, Dusty Rhodes, Harley Race and Paul E Dangerously! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to tonight's electrifying WCW Premier League event! We have a thrilling lineup of matches in store for you. First up, it's a clash of legends as the winner of Battlebowl, Hulk Hogan, faces off against The Great Muta. Can Muta's deadly arsenal of tricks and tactics overcome the mighty Hulkster once again? Plus, in our main event, the undefeated Ace of WCW, Sting, puts his perfect record on the line against the underhanded 'Sugar' Stan Hansen of Flamingo Corp. And stay tuned as we have a special sit-down interview with Dustin Rhodes, ahead of his match against 'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair. It's a night you won't want to miss! Let me tell ya, folks, tonight's lineup is lookin' mighty fine! Hulk Hogan's got a score to settle with The Great Muta after that Battlebowl showdown after being sprayed by the black mist, and I believe the Hulkster's gonna come out on top this time. And as for Sting, he's been on fire all season, and I reckon he's gonna outmaneuver Stan Hansen and Flamingo Corp. It's gonna be another great night for the good guys! Oh, Dusty, Dusty, Dusty... Always rootin' for the babyfaces, aren't ya? Well, let me tell ya, Hulk Hogan better watch out for Muta's bag of tricks. One more blast of that Black Mist, and it could be lights out for the Hulkster. And as for Sting, he may be undefeated, but Stan Hansen and Flamingo Corp play dirty. I wouldn't be surprised if they pull out all the stops to hand Sting his first loss tonight. It's gonna be a rough night for your favorites, Dusty! While both Dusty and Paul present compelling arguments, it's clear that tonight's matches are not to be taken lightly. Hulk Hogan will need to stay vigilant against Muta's unorthodox tactics, and Sting must remain focused to counter the underhanded tactics of Stan Hansen and Flamingo Corp. Expect both matchups to be intense and unpredictable. But let me tell ya, folks, if there's one match you don't wanna miss tonight, it's that main event featuring Sting against 'Sugar' Stan Hansen! Sting's on a roll, and I believe he's gonna keep that streak alive against the Flamingo Corp. It's gonna be a battle for the ages! Dusty's always full of excitement, but tonight, I think we're gonna see some surprises. Flamingo Corp is ready to play dirty, and it's gonna make for some compelling action. Now, let's send it over to our commentary team of Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross, who will guide us through all the action. Take it away, gentlemen! The cameras are rolling in the arena and we go down to the ramp for our first contest of the night! In the electric atmosphere of the WCW arena, the iconic theme of Hulk Hogan reverberates through the speakers, signaling the entrance of the legendary fan-favorite. Hogan, adorned in his trademark pink and blue, exudes confidence as he steps into the ring, ready to face off against The Great Muta. On the other side, Muta enters with a determined look, his face slightly bandaged from the aftermath of Battlebowl. Despite his injuries, Muta is poised for another intense battle against one of WCW's top stars. Tonight, folks, we're witnessing a clash between two absolute legends in the world of professional wrestling. Hulk Hogan, fresh off his Battlebowl victory, goes head-to-head with the enigmatic Great Muta. Can Muta summon his mystical arsenal once again, or will Hogan's resilience prove too much? The Great Muta may be nursing some injuries, but never count out his resourcefulness and cunning in the ring. Hulk Hogan, on the other hand, is riding a wave of momentum after conquering Battlebowl. This match promises to be a collision of styles and strategies. From the opening bell, Hogan and Muta engage in a classic back-and-forth encounter, showcasing their respective strengths. Hogan relies on his power and charisma, while Muta employs his unorthodox maneuvers and signature strike attacks. The mutual respect between the competitors is evident, setting the stage for a hard-fought battle. As the match progresses, Muta's injuries become apparent, but he refuses to relent, unleashing a series of high-risk maneuvers to gain the upper hand. Hogan, determined to maintain his undefeated streak, counters Muta's offense with his trademark resilience and ring savvy. In a pivotal moment, Muta attempts to unleash his infamous Black Mist, aiming to blind Hogan and gain the advantage. However, Hogan evades the mist and seizes the opportunity to lock in his devastating new finisher, The Atomic Stretch. With Muta trapped in the excruciating hold, the resilient Japanese star succumbs to the pain and passes out, unable to continue. Following the victory, Hogan celebrates triumphantly in the ring, basking in the adulation of the roaring crowd. Muta, visibly disappointed by the outcome, receives a respectful nod from Hogan, acknowledging the valiant effort. Despite the defeat, Muta exits the arena with his head held high, determined to regroup and come back stronger in future bouts. The victory further solidifies Hogan's status as a top contender in the WCW Premier League. Hulk Hogan (4-0-1) defeated The Great Muta (1-2-2) in 16:46 when Hogan submitted Muta with the Atomic Stretch This was their first ever encounter. The Classic Era, accompanied by 'The Kiwi Queen' Susan Sexton, make their grand entrance. Bobby Eaton and Dave Finlay exude confidence as they step into the ring, eager to defend their perfect record in the tag team division. On the other side of the ring, The Terrors enter with an intimidating presence, led by the monstrous duo of Dan Spivey and One Man Gang. Despite their recent struggles, The Terrors are determined to secure another victory and climb up the rankings. Tonight, we're witnessing a clash of contrasting styles and strategies in the tag team division. The Classic Era, boasting a flawless record, squares off against The Terrors, who are looking to rebound after a rough start this season. Can Eaton and Finlay maintain their momentum, or will The Terrors prove to be too much for them? The Classic Era has been dominant this season, showcasing impeccable teamwork and technical prowess. However, The Terrors are a formidable duo with unmatched power and aggression. And we have to remember that The Terror’s won the only previous match-up between these two teams. This matchup promises to be a hard-hitting battle. The match kicks off with The Classic Era demonstrating their technical proficiency, using smart tags and strategic maneuvers to gain an early advantage. Eaton and Finlay isolate One Man Gang, targeting his leg to neutralize the powerhouse. The Terrors fight back with raw power, attempting to overwhelm their opponents with brute force. As the match progresses, the momentum shifts back and forth, with both teams refusing to back down. The Classic Era's teamwork and ring awareness allow them to control the pace, frustrating The Terrors' attempts to regain control. Susan Sexton's presence at ringside adds an extra layer of strategy, providing crucial support to Eaton and Finlay. Bobby Eaton manages to counter a devastating move from One Man Gang, surprising everyone with a swift roll-up pinfall. Despite The Terrors' resilience, Eaton secures the victory for The Classic Era, maintaining their undefeated streak in the tag team division. After the match, The Classic Era celebrates their hard-earned victory in the ring, basking in the applause of the cheering audience. Susan Sexton joins her team, applauding their stellar performance. Meanwhile, The Terrors regroup outside the ring, visibly frustrated by their defeat but determined to bounce back stronger in future matches. The Classic Era (5-0-0) defeated The Terrors (1-4-0) in 13:52 when Bobby Eaton scored a pin fall on One Man Gang. With this outcome, the all time series is tied one win apiece. We go backstage to a set designated for Gary Hart, who is standing by reporting on the results of WCW World Wide from earlier this week, while results from Friday Night’s B-show, WCW Main Event, scrolls on the bottom of the screen. This week on WCW World Wide, Round 5 kicked off with ‘The Beast’ Dan Severn (4-1-0) choking out Terry Taylor (2-3-0) for the submission victory in Division Two action. Then, in the Tag Team division, The Steiner Brothers (4-0-1) defeated La Cultura Torcida (0-5-0) in a shocking finish when Konnan and Guerrero’s frustration came to a boil and they snapped, bringing steel chairs into the ring and getting disqualified. Main Event #109: Negro Casas def. Canadian Tiger | Lioness Asuka def. Linda Starr | Cobra def. Yoshiaki Yatsu | Rick Titan, Sabu & Buddy Landel def. Ultimo Dragon, Blue Demon Jr, & Rayo De Jalisco Jr | + Debbie Combs was announced as the replacement in LPWA for Debbie Malenko Nash and Hall interrupt Gary and bully him a bit before putting over their match next week on World Wide against The Rock N Roll Express. Hello again, folks, and welcome to ‘The Danger Zone!’ Tonight, my guests are ‘The Man’ Ric Flair and ‘Lonestar’ Dustin Rhodes, who are set to clash in two weeks time. Now, this match is pretty unique to WCW in that Flair, you’ve battled Dustin’s father Dusty Rhodes, in one of the most historic wrestling rivalries of all time. Flair, how do you feel about taking on the son of one of your biggest rivals? Woooooo! Well, you know me, Paul. I’ve been a champion up and down these roads through and through. And I went to hell and back with Dusty, we’ve spilt our blood in every state! But Dustin, boy… You ain’t your daddy. You are here in the big leagues because of him, but you haven’t earned shit. You were handed out one of the best tag team partners wrestling had to offer in Barry Windham, a former Horseman in his own right, and he carried you to the dance.
This isn’t a continuation of Rhodes vs Flair, this is a poor man’s knock off. And if WCW wants to book it as a big deal, they’re going to be sorely mistaken as I’m going to squash you like a bug, kid! Wow, harsh comments from Flair. Dustin, what is your response? I… You know what? He’s right… Flair is right. I’m winless here in the Premier League and I don’t know if I can stack up against Flair. Maybe I can’t live up to the hype, you know? Everyone wants me to fill Dusty’s shoes, but maybe they’re too big for me? I… I don’t know if I belong here anymore. I’ve been living in my dad’s shadow my entire life, and it’s a mighty big shadow to step out of. You know what, this segment is over - I gotta get out of here… Folks, Dustin has just walked out of our segment. Will he even show up in two week’s time? As the arena lights dim, the ominous presence of 'The Equalizer' Haku fills the air, accompanied only by his menacing aura and determination to secure a victory. Across the ring, the enthusiastic cheers erupt as 'The Tragic Father' Kevin Von Erich enters, embodying the spirit of the resilient babyface. Haku, left without his Flamingo Corp allies, stands alone against the red-hot Von Erich, setting the stage for a hard-hitting showdown. Kevin Von Erich has been on a tear lately, folks. He's been utilizing that Barefoot Punt Kick to devastating effect. Can Haku withstand the onslaught tonight, or will he become the latest victim? Haku may be flying solo tonight, but let's not underestimate his dangerous skillset. Kevin Von Erich will need to stay on his toes and watch out for Haku's aggressive strikes. From the opening bell, Haku and Kevin Von Erich engage in a unique blend of wrestling and martial arts, showcasing their diverse skill sets. Haku's brute strength and technical prowess clash with Von Erich's agility and unorthodox offense. The match evolves into a hard-hitting affair, with both competitors pushing themselves to the limit. As the contest intensifies, Haku gains the upper hand with his relentless assault, targeting Von Erich's vulnerabilities. Von Erich, fueled by the support of the crowd, refuses to back down, countering Haku's offense with his trademark resilience and determination. After a series of back and forth strikes, Von Erich surprises Haku with a spinning leg trip! Kevin Von Erich unleashes his devastating new finisher, catching Haku off guard with the Barefoot Punt Kick. The impact reverberates through the arena as Haku crumbles to the mat, unable to recover in time for the pinfall. Following the victory, Kevin Von Erich celebrates in the ring, soaking in the adulation from the cheering audience. Haku, visibly frustrated by the defeat, regroups outside the ring, reflecting on the hard-fought battle. Kevin Von Erich (4-0-1) defeated Haku (2-3-0) in 12:59 by way of pin fall. This was their first WCW Grand Prix match against one another. The Horsemen, consisting of Brian Pillman and 'America's Most Hated' Steve Austin, make their entrance with a confident swagger, embodying arrogance and aggression. On the other side of the ring, The Fantastics, Tommy Rogers and Bobby Fulton, enter with a lighter tone, playing up their comedic dynamic where Fulton is overly protective of Rogers' injured shoulder. This matchup is a stark contrast in styles and momentum. The Horsemen, led by the cunning Brian Pillman and the ruthless Steve Austin, are looking to extend their winning streak. Meanwhile, The Fantastics, despite their comedic antics, are desperate for their first win. Can Rogers and Fulton overcome the odds tonight? The Fantastics may be the underdogs tonight, but they're not to be underestimated. Rogers and Fulton bring a unique blend of humor and heart to the ring. However, The Horsemen are a force to be reckoned with, showcasing a ruthless approach that has earned them victories. From the opening bell, The Horsemen establish dominance, using aggressive tactics to exploit Tommy Rogers' injured shoulder. Brian Pillman and Steve Austin showcase their teamwork, isolating Rogers and preventing him from making a tag to his partner, Bobby Fulton. The Fantastics struggle to mount offense against the relentless onslaught from The Horsemen. As the match progresses, The Fantastics attempt to rally, with Bobby Fulton eager to enter the fray and turn the tide. However, The Horsemen maintain control, strategically targeting Rogers' shoulder to wear him down. Steve Austin delivers a brutal assault on Tommy Rogers' injured shoulder while Pillman holds Fulton at bay in the ropes. With Rogers incapacitated, Austin hits three straight stun guns on the ropes, purposely angling the move to ensure that Rogers’ shoulder is ricocheting off of the ropes. Rogers is lifeless as Austin secures the pinfall victory for The Horsemen, extending their undefeated streak in the tag team division. Despite a valiant effort from The Fantastics, they are unable to overcome the ruthless tactics of their opponents. After the match, The Horsemen celebrate their victory, reveling in their dominance as they taunt the defeated Fantastics. Bobby Fulton checks on his partner, Tommy Rogers, showing concern for Rogers' well-being after the targeted assault on his injured shoulder. The Horsemen (5-0-0) defeated The Fantastics (0-5-0) in 16:22 by way of pin fall when Austin pinned Rogers. This was the first ever tag match between the two teams. Steve Austin improved to 2-0-0 against Bobby Fulton all time. The title graphic shows for WCW’s Inside the Squared Circle segment, and the show pivots to a studio segment featuring the legendary Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura, and Magnum TA. At the bottom of the screen, a news ticker hypes next weeks WCW subsidiary shows. Tonight, we're diving into the dominance of Hulk Hogan at WCW's Battlebowl Atomicos and his new submission finisher, The Atomic Stretch. Hogan showcased his versatility by incorporating this devastating submission hold into his arsenal, adding a new layer of threat to his already formidable repertoire. The question on everyone's mind is whether Hulk Hogan has become unbeatable with this new submission move, or if there are still challengers who can rise to the occasion and dethrone the legend. Unbeatable? Give me a break, Magnum. Hulk Hogan may have won Battlebowl Atomicos, but let's not get carried away with this Atomic Stretch nonsense. Hogan's submission hold is just a flashy trick; he's still the same old muscle-bound showboat underneath it all. He's far from unbeatable, and there are plenty of wrestlers out there who can expose his weaknesses and take him down. Jesse, you're underestimating the impact of The Atomic Stretch. Hogan isn't just relying on brute strength anymore; he's evolving his game with a calculated submission move that can catch anyone off guard. We've seen Hogan adapt and overcome challenges throughout his career, and now with The Atomic Stretch in his arsenal, he's more dangerous than ever. Evolution? Calculated move? Spare me the hype, Magnum. Hulk Hogan may have a new trick up his sleeve, but that doesn't change the fact that he's past his prime. There are hungry, young wrestlers in WCW who are eager to make a name for themselves by taking down the legend. Hogan may have won Battlebowl Atomicos, but that doesn't mean he's unbeatable. It's only a matter of time before someone exposes his weaknesses. Well, Jesse, while we may not agree on Hulk Hogan's dominance, one thing's for certain - the landscape of WCW is as unpredictable as ever. Now, let's send it over to Gary Hart who's standing by backstage with Rick Rude. PWFG Round 6, Card 2 featuring Akira Maeda vs Hiromichi Fuyuki | SSW Round 7, Card 1 featuring Paul Levesque vs Blue Demon Jr | PPW Round 5, Card 1 featuring Harlem Heat vs Davis & Barr, plus the reveal of Sam Houston’s replacement who will face ‘the Artiste’ Marquis Bagwell | W4WA Round 7, Card 2 featuring Kid Kash vs Buddy Landel Gary Hart is standing by with the draped in gold Rick Rude. Rude cuts a self-indulgent promo on how he’s the greatest wrestler in the world, the best looking wrestler in the world, and how he owns all the gold. He’s interrupted by Bam Bam Bigelow who taunts him ahead of their Round 5 match. Gary mentions they are tied one win a piece in their history against each other in the Premier League. Next week’s Saturday Night Main Event in WCW's Premier League division is set to be a showdown of titanic proportions between the dominant force of Big Van Vader (2-0-2) and the determined 'Widowmaker' Barry Windham (1-2-1). Vader has been on a relentless streak this season, showcasing his power and ferocity by pushing even the top contenders to their limits. Windham, despite his mixed record, remains a fierce competitor with a burning desire to overcome Vader's previous victory over him in 1992. With Vader's intimidating presence and Windham's unwavering resolve, this clash promises to be a battle for the ages. Barry Windham, you're stepping into the ring with the most dominant force in WCW, and there's no escape from the inevitable. I've left a trail of shattered dreams in my wake, and yours will be no different. You may talk about whiskey and bravado, but when you face me, all that bravado will turn to dust. I am the master of destruction, the crusher of hopes, and next week, I will remind you why they call me Big Van Vader. Get ready to feel the pain, Windham, because your defeat is just another victory on my path to greatness. Vader, you may think you're unstoppable, but I've faced tougher challenges than you, and I've always come out on top. They say whiskey gets better with age, and so do I. Last time we met, you may have had the upper hand, but that was then, and this is now. I'm not here to back down; I'm here to fight. Your reign of terror ends with me, Vader. So raise a glass, because next week, I'm going to show you what true resilience looks like. Get ready for a taste of defeat, because the 'Widowmaker' is coming for you, and I don't leave empty glasses. The arena buzzes with anticipation as Nikita Koloff strides confidently down the aisle, exuding intensity and determination. His opponent, Diamond Dallas Page, makes his entrance next, showcasing his trademark swagger and confidence. Both men are fan favorites, known for their hard-hitting styles and resilience in the ring. This is a clash of two powerhouse competitors, folks. Nikita Koloff and Diamond Dallas Page bring a lot of talent into this ring tonight. It's going to be a test of strength and endurance between these two. These two have a score to settle from their previous encounter, JR. Nikita Koloff may have the edge with a win in their last match, but DDP is hungry for redemption tonight. The bell rings, signaling the start of the match, and both men waste no time engaging in a fierce exchange of strikes and power moves. Nikita Koloff relies on his brute strength and aggressive style, while Diamond Dallas Page uses his agility and cunning to counter his opponent's attacks. As the match progresses, the intensity ramps up, with near falls and impactful maneuvers keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. Nikita attempts to overpower DDP with his raw power, but Page proves to be resilient, showcasing his resilience and determination. Diamond Dallas Page manages to catch Nikita Koloff off guard with his signature cutter, delivering the devastating move with precision. The impact leaves Koloff stunned on the mat, allowing DDP to capitalize and secure the pinfall victory. After the match, Diamond Dallas Page celebrates his hard-earned victory, soaking in the cheers from the crowd. Nikita Koloff, visibly disappointed with the outcome, shows sportsmanship by offering a handshake to DDP, which Page accepts graciously. Despite the loss, Koloff nods in respect before exiting the ring. Diamond Dallas Page (3-2-0) defeated Nikita Koloff (1-4-0) in 14:38 by way of pin fall. The all time series is tied one win apiece. In the main event of the evening, the arena is electrified as WCW's iconic figure, Sting, makes his grand entrance to a roaring crowd. Sting, sporting his trademark face paint and vibrant attire, exudes confidence as he steps into the ring. On the other side, 'Sugar' Stan Hansen, accompanied by the members of Flamingo Corp—Scotty Flamingo, El Gigante, and Alexandra York—enters with a sneer, embodying their underhanded tactics and ruthless approach. Sting's undefeated streak faces one of its toughest challenges yet against the brutal 'Sugar' Stan Hansen. Flamingo Corp's dirty tactics have wreaked havoc this season, but can they stop the momentum of WCW's Ace? It's a clash of styles and philosophies, and the stakes couldn't be higher tonight. Sting's resilience has been matched only by his best friend this season, but he faces a daunting task against the ruthless Stan Hansen. Flamingo Corp's interference could tilt the odds, but Sting's determination to regain the WCW Grand Prix drives him forward. This promises to be an explosive main event. The match kicks off with a fierce exchange of strikes, with Hansen using his power advantage to dominate early on. Flamingo Corp's presence at ringside adds a layer of tension, as they constantly interfere to distract the referee and hinder Sting's momentum. Sting, bleeding profusely from Hansen's onslaught, struggles to mount offense but refuses to stay down. As the match progresses, Hansen continues his relentless assault, targeting Sting's injured face. Referee Randy Anderson is inadvertently knocked down, leading to chaos as Flamingo Corp members storm the ring, unleashing a vicious beatdown on Sting. Despite the odds stacked against him, Sting summons his inner resilience and miraculously kicks out of Hansen's devastating Sweet Lariat. Sting rises to his feet, a defiant figure covered in blood, and launches a spirited comeback. He executes several signature moves, building momentum and rallying the crowd. However, time expires before he can capitalize on his offense to secure a victory, leaving the outcome unresolved. After the match, Flamingo Corp regroups at ringside, seemingly reveling in their successful attempt to derail Sting's winning streak. Inside the ring, Sting is visibly frustrated, his determination evident despite the setback. The crowd erupts in support of Sting, acknowledging his valiant effort against overwhelming odds. Sting (4-0-1) and Stan Hansen (1-2-2) went to a 20:00 minute time limit draw. This was their first WCW Grand Prix match against one another. Replays are shown of the finishes from the night, followed by the updated leaderboards for WCW’s Grand Prix. Standing by for analysis as always is the team of Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes, and Paul E Dangerously. All I can say is wow. Flamingo Corp thought that they could break all the rules on the path to breaking Sting tonight, but Sting was able to survive! However, for the first time this season, Sting did not secure a victory, destroying his dream of the perfect season and putting him in a tie with our other victor tonight, Hulk Hogan! Dusty, what are your thoughts about this development? Well you know what, Harley? I look at that battle and can’t help but think… That Sting… I’m sorry, I can’t focus.
I didn’t realize my own flesh and blood felt that way. It’s been weighing on me since the segment earlier in the show… My whole life I’ve talked about being the son of a plumber, the everyman… But Dustin, he’s the son of a champion and I always thought I did good by him… Well Dusty, maybe this isn't about you, you know? Your son, he’s wrestling at the highest level because YOU put him there on the laurels of YOUR success. How about for once you stop thinking about yourself and you step back and be a good dad? Whoa, this is dangerous territory folks, lets get back on track and focus on the action from this week. We’re handing out this week's MVP to Scott Steiner who’s performance in the tag team division continues to make WCW World Wide a must see show for our fans. … Well, there you have it folks, we’ve finally broke Dusty. Who knew all it took was for him to finally be present when his own son was having a rough day? We’ll see y’all next week for more can’t miss WCW action! WCW’s theme plays as the show fades out.
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