Welcome back to our TJRwrestling WCW reviews, where we are doing a deep dive into WCW Pay-Per-Views during the “Monday Night War” era. I just covered WCW Superbrawl VI which featured two cage matches and had a shocking heel turn from Elizabeth when she aided Ric Flair in capturing the WCW Heavyweight Title from her long time partner “Macho Man” Randy Savage. It also marked the last time Brian Pillman worked for the company and the show has some pretty solid matches for the most part. You can read all of the other WCW PPV events we have covered up to this point here.
Coming into this event, The Alliance to End Hulkamania is formed, which is essentially The Dungeon of Doom and members of The Four Horseman together. They will be facing Hogan and Savage in an 8 on 2 “Doomsday” cage match which is built on a separate ring down the aisle way. The whole show is focused on the buildup and conclusion of this match at the end of the night. Let’s see how this show stacks up against the quality the company would put out in the previous months.
WCW Uncensored 1996
March 24, 1996
Tony Schiavone, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes are back in the booth here and talk about the upcoming main event, as well as run down the rest of the card. I will also note that Tony chuckled when talking about this cage, as did I when I first saw it. I don’t remember this show particularly well so this should be a real treat for fresh eyes. They go down to the ring for the first match of the night.
WCW United States Title Match
Konnan (c) vs. Eddie Guerrero
The two lock up with Guerrero working him into the corner and getting a waist lock on. Konnan fights out and puts Guerrero in an armbar and keeps it locked in as he tries to get to his feet. Guererro comes back with a handspring off the top rope and takes Konnan down to the mat. He kicks Konnan in the head a few times and locks in a Figure Four. He releases the hold and both men are back to their feet. Both men exchange slick-looking near falls but neither one gains the advantage. Guererro with a snap mare and locks him in a chin lock. Konnan reverses into a leg lock and it has Guererro in a bad way. He picks his legs up into a Boston Crab and keeps Guerrero grounded. Both men exchange quick arm drags and leg sweeps and we are at a stalemate once again. Guerrero hits a dropkick before lifting Konnan to the top and hits a Frankensteiner but only gets a two count. Guerrero puts Konnan in a Camel Clutch but Konnan powers out and sends him to the outside. Guerrero gets back in the ring and they exchange athletic arm drags once again and it sends Guerrero crashing to the outside. He gets back in the ring and Konnan continues working on the arm of Guerrero and stretches him in the middle of the ring. Guerrero fights out and hits another arm drag and it sends Konnan to the outside. Guerrero perches on the top rope but doesn’t come to the outside. Konnan gets back in and does a Monkey Flip but Guerrero lands on his feet. Head scissors by Guerrero sends Konnan back outside and Guerrero follows him out with a splash. He rolls him back in the ring and hits a splash from the apron but Konnan gets his foot on the ropes. Guerrero locks his legs around the head of Konnan but he fights out and puts Guerrero in a submission of his own. German Suplex by Konnan and he goes for a second but Guererro rolls him up for a near fall. Konnan gets up and hits a clothesline and covers for another two count. Guerrero hits a Hurricanrana but its not enough for the win. Konnan comes gets back to his feet and hits a Crucifix Powerbomb but Guerrero kicks out at two. That was a good near fall. Konnan goes to the top but Guerrero follows up him but is shoved off to the outside. Konnan comes through the ropes with a Suicide Dive and tries to suplex Guerrero back in but he slips out. Guerrero hits some offense but Konnan takes him out with a clothesline. Konnan goes back up top but Guerrero is right behind him and hits a Superplex. He covers Konnan but he gets the shoulder up in 2 3/4. Guerrero goes up to the top once again but ends up rolling Konnan up for a two count. Konnan throws him into the ropes but he reverses it and goes to hit a move but comes down on Konnan’s head essentially giving himself a low blow. Guerrero is taken out and Konnan covers him to win and retain the title. The match lasted for 18:27.
Winner and STILL WCW United States Champion: Konnan
Match Rating: 3.25/5 Stars
Collective Thoughts: That was a solid match that took a little bit to kick into gear but when it did it really showed off what these guys could do. Was it the best match either of them had? Not a chance, but for WCW at the time, it was a win. Dave Meltzer noted in the Observer that the announcers being lost through a portion of the match took away from it, and I would tend to agree. These guys busted their ass for almost twenty minutes and it seemed like the announcers didn’t know what to say half the time. Maybe ole Davey and I are being super critical but it was glaringly obvious in this match that they didn’t have a clue. The ending was a little wonky, but this was 1996. Overall though, the match was solid with a lot of fast-paced action and two evenly matched competitors.
Post-match, Konnan helps Guererro to his feet but he pushes him away. They argue about the low blow being intentional or not and they go to the replays.
Mean Gene is backstage and talks more about the WCW hotline. They show The Giant typing on a computer and say you can chat with him live as the show goes on. Obviously, not in 2020 but you know what I mean. Col. Robert Parker and “Dirty” Dick Slater join Gene and Parker says that Gene should so some gratitude for all he has done. He said he is fighting a woman tonight for everybody that has ever wanted to. He says he is going to face a woman because no one else has the guts to do it. Slater grabs the mic and says that every man should love the Colonel now. Parker says that he is the rooster and he is going to prove it tonight. Whatever the hell that means. They go back to the ring for the next match.
Lord Steven Regal (w/Jeeves) vs. The Belfast Bruiser
For those who don’t know, The Belfast Bruiser is Fit Finlay. Also, Dusty Rhodes called Jeeves “Chives” so that was a fun moment to start.
The match starts quickly with The Bruiser knocking Regal down to the mat with a hard shot. He works him into the corner and just unloads on him with some shots. He throws Regal into the ropes but he reverses it and hits a power slam and covers him for a two count while he rubs his elbow into his nose. The Bruiser takes back control with a punch to the midsection and hits a solid clothesline and covers Regal for a two count. He kicks Regal in the back and works him into the corner once again. Regal comes back with a European Uppercut and starts working on the neck. The Bruiser takes back control with a knee to the head and snaps him over to the mat. He throws Regal out of the ring and follows him out with a blow to the back. He picks him up and drops him throat-first on the guardrail. The Bruiser slams Regal’s shoulder into the post and stomps on the back. Regal gets back in the ring and The Bruiser continues working on the arm. Regal fights out and blasts him in the face. Regal hits a dropkick and covers for a near fall. The Bruiser hits an elbow to the head and takes Regal down to the mat with an armbar. Regal makes his way back to his knees and starts pounding away on the face of The Bruiser. Both men exchange blows as they get back to their feet, with The Bruiser hitting a scoop slam and senton for a two count. He puts Regal in a chin lock but Regal comes back with an elbow to the head. The Bruiser is dazed for a moment but hits a big clothesline coming out of the corner. He slams Regal’s head on the apron and hits him with an elbow and slams him into the guardrail. Regal hits a shot and sends The Bruiser back in the ring but as he is coming in he gets kicked right in the face. The Bruiser tries to suplex him inside but Regal blocks it and suplexes him to the outside. Regal hits a shot to the chest as he tries to get back and hits some elbows. The Bruiser fights out again and kicks Regal right in the back with some power. These two are literally beating the hell out of each other. Regal works him into the corner and distracts the referee so he can hit a low blow. Regal gets a kick in of his own and The Bruiser gets to his feet only to be taken down again. Regal continues pounding on the head but The Bruiser gets back up and hits a back body drop. The Bruiser hits a double leg takedown but Regal fights out and covers for two. Regal starts talking some trash and The Bruiser punches him square in the jaw. He brings Regal to the outside and slams him into the apron and rolls back in the ring. Regal is bleeding at this point and he rolls him back in the ring and works him over with some shots but Regal pulls down the top rope and sends The Bruiser out to the floor. Both men are outside and Regal sends him flying into the cage that is set up on the aisleway. The Blue Bloods, which is Squire David Taylor and Earl Robert Eaton, come down to the ring and attack The Bruiser which results in a disqualification after 17:33.
Winner by DQ: The Belfast Bruiser
Match Rating: 3.25/5 Stars
Collective Thoughts: These two men went out there and pounded on each other for 18 minutes. It is one of the most physical matches I can remember seeing in a long time. The punches and kicks were stiff as hell and at some points through the match, I thought they were actually going at it. This was super entertaining to watch if just for the sheer European style match this was. Every move seemed to have something extra on it and all around it was a straight-up fight. Both these men were tough bastards and this match was a good way to keep the show moving along.
Post-Match, all four men continue brawling up the aisleway.
Gene is backstage with The Giant and Jimmy Hart. Hart says that he will prove to everyone while he is the greatest manager in the history of wrestling. Gene says that the winner of The Giant’s match tonight against Loch Ness will get a shot at the WCW Heavyweight Title tomorrow night on Nitro against Ric Flair. The Giant says that he is coming for the title and that he will destroy Loch Ness tonight to get to it. I will also mention that we are 50 minutes into this event and there have been two matches. Gene shills the Hotline and then brings in Lock Ness. Loch Ness calls Jimmy Hart a “weasel face” and he said regardless of what Hart does to him, he is going to beat The Giant tonight. He said he can’t say what he is going to do to The Giant because it wouldn’t be allowed on TV. Loch Ness stares at Gene as he sends it back to the ring.
Col. Robert Parker vs. Madusa
This isn’t long after Madusa made the jump from the WWF and threw the WWF Women’s Title in the trash can on Nitro.
Parker starts of the match by locking up and starting to choke her in the corner. Madusa takes him over to the mat with an arm drag, and both of them get back to their feet. Parker picks her up in a Fireman’s Carry but she slips out and rolls him up for a two count. She picks him up for a scoop slam and sends him down to the mat. Parker goes to the outside and is met by Dick Slater. He gives Parker a pep talk and gets him back in the ring. Parker slams her down with a choke and goes for an elbow but she rolls out of the way and hits a couple of dropkicks. Madusa climbs to the top and hits a splash to the outside but it had the softest landing because Parker actually caught her. They get back in the ring, and she hits a German Suplex and covers him, but Slater pulls her leg out. Parker covers her to get the win in 3:47
Winner: Col. Robert Parker
Match Rating: DUD
Collective Thoughts: The whole intrigue of this match was the man vs. woman gimmick but other than that this match was pretty bad. I guess that isn’t saying much since Parker isn’t an actual wrestler, but still, it wasn’t any good. This was a time where Women’s wrestling wasn’t featured really at all, so I guess in a sense it was cool to see Madusa getting screen time here. The fans blew up every time she hit something offensive so it has that at least going for it.
Lee Marshall is backstage with The Road Warriors and Hawk starts to say something but Animal cuts him off. Animal says they are going to kick everyone’s butts in WCW and they will destroy Booker T. and Sting in the Street Fight tonight. Hawk says they will remove their brainstems and that they always get the job done. That was at least creative. Hawk says that no one will be able to save them when there is No Holds Barred.
There is a commercial for WCW Slamboree 1996, which will be “The Lethal Lottery”, and of course I will be covering that event next.
I Quit Match
The Booty Man (w/The Booty Babe) vs. Diamond Dallas Page
Last month at Superbrawl, Johnny B. Badd beat DDP to keep the services of Kimberly and won $6.6 Million of DDP’s money. Fast forward to this show and Johnny B. Badd has left for the WWF and Page is now wrestling The Booty Man who has Kimberly as The Booty Babe by his side and Page now has a chance to win her and the money back. If he loses though, he will quit wrestling forever. As I have mentioned before, DDP was married to Kimberly. The Booty Man is just one of Brutus Beefcake’s failed WCW gimmicks.
Page jumps out of the ring to start the match and starts mouthing off to the crowd. He eventually gets back in the ring and both men lock up with Booty Man getting the early advantage. He hits Page with a shoulder block that knocks him out of the ring. Page gets back in the ring but he is met with a right hand. Booty Man continues working on the arm and takes Page down to the mat. As Page gets back to his feet, he misses Booty Man in the corner and is sent flying to the outside again. Page walks up the aisleway but Booty Man chases him out and he pummels him on the way back to the ring. He slams his head on the apron and rolls him in the ring with Page backing off. Page pulls him into the corner and takes advantage with some elbows to the head. Booty Man comes back and pounds Page’s head into the turnbuckles as Page falls out of the ring again. Booty Man rolls Page in the ring but he is hit with a double ax handle. Booty Man gets back to his feet and hits Page with some kicks to the midsection. Both men run the ropes awkwardly, and Booty Man takes him down and covers for a two count. Booty Man comes off the ropes with a cross body but Page ducks and Booty Man hits the mat. Page hits a Belly to Back Suplex and covers him for a two count. Page puts on a chinlock and the referee drops Booty Man’s arm but he gets it up before three. He tries to make a comeback, but Page hits him with a knee that takes him down. Booty Man gets back to his feet and attempts another comeback, but Page drops him throat first on the top rope. Page grabs Kimberly and kisses her but she slaps him and The Booty Man hits a high knee to pick up the win. The match lasted for 16:00.
Winner: The Booty Man
Match Rating: 1/5 Stars
Collective Thoughts: The match was built as an I Quit match, and it even said it before the match, yet The Booty man pinned Page to pick up the win. This is WCW booking in a nutshell. The match lasted 16 minutes but they probably wrestled for about half that time. A lot of it was just pandering to the crowd and Page walking on the outside of the ring. The fact that this was thrown together relatively quickly is something that was working against it from the start, but damn the match quality was pretty subpar. I have never been a big Beefcake guy and always felt he got the breaks he did because he has friends in high places, brother.
Post-Match, The Booty Man kisses Kimberly and she is blown away. Doug Dillinger comes to the ring because Page is losing it over the decision. They go to the replays of the match.
Gene is backstage with Lex Luger and Jimmy Hart. Hart says that it’s a sad night because this will be the last time he walks with Luger down to the ring. Hart presents Luger with a T-shirt and says that he loves him before walking away. Luger says that he is caught between a rock and a hard place. Luger says this cage match tonight will be the most dangerous match he will ever be apart of. Luger says he regrets the fact that he has to leave Sting to wrestle by himself, but he said he is going to be watching his back all night long.
Number 1 Contender Match
The Giant (w/Jimmy Hart) vs. Loch Ness
Loch Ness almost trips on a cable getting into the ring. That is probably the status quo for how this match is going to go.
The Giant hits a knee and starts chopping him into the corner. He gets the boot to the throat but Loch Ness comes back with a thumb to the eye and a headbutt. He drives The Giant’s head into the corner, but The Giant comes back and starts slamming his head instead. The Giant comes with a splash in the corner, but Loch Ness moves and The Giant is sent out of the ring. That was an impressive looking bump for the big man. The Giant gets back in the ring but gets taken down with a chop. Lock Ness hits an elbow and goes for another one, but The Giant moves out of the way. The Giant hits a clothesline and kicks Loch Ness to the ground and hits a leg drop. He covers him and picks up the win in 2:34.
Winner: The Giant
Match Rating: DUD
Collective Thoughts: So there we have it, The Giant will challenge Ric Flair for the WCW Heavyweight Title. Loch Ness was a mess in this match and barely got any good looking offense in. Obviously, this was a way for The Giant to get a shot at the title and it was meant to be more of a squash match but it was hard to watch from an athletic standpoint.
Lee Marshall is backstage and talks about the Chicago Street Fight coming up next. Booker T and Sting join him with Booker talking about taking The Road Warriors out and getting Harlem heat a chance at the Tag Team Titles. Sting says that Booker came from the street and he shouldn’t forget that, especially tonight. Sting says The Road Warriors don’t stand a chance tonight and that Booker and Sting will come out on top.
Chicago Street Fight
Sting and Booker T. vs. The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal)
If Sting and Booker T. win the match, Harlem Heat gets a shot at the WCW Tag Team Titles.
The Road Warriors bring the fight them early in the aisleway. Sting and Animal are going back and forth as Booker and Hawk are on the outside of the ring. Animal is slamming Sting’s head into the corner and goes up for the 10 punches. Hawk flips Booker over on the outside. All four men get back in the ring and Booker hits Animal with a scissors kick. Animal comes back with a Powerslam but only gets a two count. Animal drops Sting’s head on the top rope and pulls him crotch first into the ring post. Booker takes Hawk down but he recovers and starts working Booker over with some chops. Booker wraps Animal’s leg around the ring post and Sting comes in and hits him with some punches to the head. Hawk no-sells a Piledriver on the floor, but Booker takes him down with a clothesline. Animal hits a clothesline on Sting on the inside and covers him for a two count. Sting comes back with his bulldog but Hawk breaks up the pin attempt. Hawk starts choking Sting while Animal throws Booker to the outside. Sting and Hawk go outside as well and all four men are beating each other up by the guardrail. Booker rolls Animal in the ring and comes off the top rope, but Animal hits him in the midsection. Animal with a dropkick and covers Booker for a two count. Hawk and Animal double team Sting on the outside before Hawk comes back over to continue beating on Booker. Booker gets Hawk in an armbar as Animal and Sting go to the entranceway. Sting hits him with a chair and makes his way back to the ring. Sting hits Hawk with the chair and Animal makes his way into the ring and grabs the chair Sting threw away. Animal takes out both men with the chair and covers Booker but only gets a two count. Booker hits a sidekick on Animal and Sting drills Hawk with a piledriver that he once again no-sells. Hawk hits a Powerbomb on Sting but doesn’t cover him in favor of dealing more damage. Animal is choking Booker on the outside with a cable, as Hawk is choking Sting on the inside. Hawk tosses Sting to the outside and throws him over the guardrail. Hawk continues beating Sting up amongst the fans as Animal tosses Booker into the ring post. Hawk grabs a chair and hits Sting in the head with it. Booker recovers and comes off the apron with a splash onto both men. He throws Animal in the ring and Sting throws Hawk in as well.
Booker and Animal come out of the other side and Animal throws Booker into the cage in the aisleway. Hawk takes Sting down with a clothesline as Animal and Booker make their way back to the ring. Booker comes off the top with a clothesline and Animal continues his assault on Sting. They both collide and Sting gives Animal a low blow after falling headfirst into him. Sting continues beating on Animal but it isn’t for long and Animal is back choking him. Hawk throws Booker into the corner but he hits an elbow as Hawk charges in. Sting comes off the top with a splash but Animal moves. Hawk goes up top but Booker catches him with a dropkick on the way down. Animal with a stiff uppercut to Booker and he continues to pound on him in the corner. Booker comes over the top with a splash but hits nothing but mat and Animal starts beating on him again. Sting and Hawk exchange blows in the ring as Booker T. and Sting double team him to take him down. They both his suplexes on both members of LOD and Animal comes back with one of his own. Booker chops Animal on the inside and goes for the Harlem Sidekick but Animal ducks and he hits the top rope. Hawk comes off the top with a clothesline but both men are spent. Sting throws Animal into the guardrail as Booker takes Hawk back down in the ring. He locks Hawk in the Camel Clutch as Sting pulls Animal to the outside. Hawk fights out and kicks Booker in the chest. Sting hits a Scoop Slam and an elbow in the ring on Animal. He climbs up top but Animal reverses his crossbody into a Powerslam for a two count. Animal pins Sting to the mat but he gets the shoulder up. They take each other out with double clotheslines as Booker to taking the fight to Hawk on the outside. Hawk hits Booker in the ring with a clothesline but Booker comes back with a Harlem Sidekick. Animal charges in to hit Sting but he rolls out of the way and he hits the post. Sting grabs a chair and starts wearing Animal out with it. Hawk and Animal double team Booker on the outside as Sting walks up the aisleway. Hawk hits a Powerslam but only gets a two count. Sting comes back with two brooms in hand and he takes out both men with it. Animal gets ahold of the brooms and hits Sting and then Booker in the back with them. He gives the other one to Hawk and he continues to beat Booker up with it. Booker takes Animal out with a shot to the back and starts choking him with part of the broom. Hawk comes off the top with a splash on Sting, but he kicks out at two. Animal and Booker go to the backstage area and Booker ducks under and Animal hits Lex Luger who was a bystander. Luger, Jimmy Hart, Stevie Ray, and Booker T handcuff Animal which leaves Hawk to fend for himself. Booker comes back to the ring and goes to the top rope but misses The Harlem Hangover. Stevie Ray comes out to the ring and hits Hawk with a chair and Booker covers him to pick up the win. The match went 29:33.
Winner(s): Sting and Booker T.
Match Rating: 2.75/5 Stars
Collective Thoughts: I feel like that match went about 15 minutes longer than it had to. I get they were trying to put over how brutal The Road Warriors can be, but this match was all over the place. There wasn’t much in terms of decent spots and was just a lot of all four men pounding on each other. The ending was creative with the four men ganging up and taking Animal out, so that was a plus. Harlem Heat getting the shot at Sting and Luger was always going to be the end result, but they could probably have gone a different route with it. I hate to give a nearly 30-minute match a lower rating and if there were a couple of cooler spots, I might have gone a little higher.
After the match, Ray is backstage hitting Animal with the same chair. Sting and Booker go to the back as they show the replays of the match. It’s time for the main event.
Doomsday Cage Match
The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage) vs. The Alliance to End Hulkamania (“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, The Taskmaster, Lex Luger, Meng, The Barbarian, Z-Gangsta, and The Ultimate Solution)(w/Elizabeth, Woman, and Jimmy Hart)
I am going to cover this 8-on-2 match the best I can. I can already tell I am going to have my hands full. Also, Brian Pillman was booked for this match but had already left the company. They even mention it on commentary, so there’s that.
They start in the top tier of the cage and it’s Savage, Hogan, Flair, and Anderson. Savage is working on Flair as Anderson and Hogan are going at it. They start to double team Flair but Anderson breaks it up. Flair slams Savage into the cage but Savage recovers and just starts beating on Anderson. Flair and Hogan are face-to-face and Flair gets a thumb to the eye. Hogan tears the shirt off and comes alive as Flair chops him. Savage is raking Anderson’s face against the other side of the cage. Flair and Anderson start to double team Savage after Flair takes Hogan down. They go to a split-screen as Anderson is working on the leg of Hogan and Flair puts The Figure Four on Savage. Hogan and Savage both roll the moves over and that makes Flair and Anderson break the holds. Hogan and Savage get their hands on some powder and they blind all the members of the team with it. Hogan and Savage both get down to the second tier, where the other four men are waiting for them. Jimmy Hart slips The Taskmaster something, but Hogan gets it and uses it on him instead. It’s a chain and Hogan starts choking Taskmaster with it. Luger and The Taskmaster start to double team Hogan as Meng and The Barbarian are working on Savage. Hogan hits an elbow to fight out and walks over to assist Savage. Hogan takes out Meng and The Barbarian and locks them in their part of the cage. Hogan starts to get some offensive on Luger as Savage and The Taskmaster and exchanging blows. Hogan takes The Taskmaster out of the cage and almost pushes him off the exposed side. Hogan takes him to the bottom part of the cage and The Taskmaster tries to throw Hogan to the floor. Hogan kicks Taskmaster out to the floor, but Luger comes in with a shot to the back. They work down the aisleway into the normal ring and Hogan hits Taskmaster in the head with something that breaks. Hogan rolls him in the ring and hits the boot. He comes in with a clothesline as Luger and Savage are still going at it on the outside. Hogan and The Taskmaster come back towards the cage and Hogan throws him into it. He runs over and takes out Luger to assist Savage. Savage grabs The Taskmaster but he gets hit in the head for his trouble. Hogan with a back rake on Luger and he slams his head into the guardrail. Hogan and Luger go back into the normal ring and Hogan hits him with a clothesline. Savage and Taskmaster come to ringside and Savage hits him with a big piece of wood from the structure. Hogan is taking Luger out on the inside of the ring, but The Taskmaster comes in the ring and hits a low blow on Hogan. They take Savage out but Hogan recovers and pulls Luger to the outside. Hogan hits him with a chair and Savage jumps to the outside to start double-teaming Luger. Luger recovers and grabs the chair and takes both Hogan and Savage out with it. Savage and Hogan make their way back up and throw Luger and The Taskmaster together, taking them both out. Z-Gangsta and The Ultimate Solution finally make their way out to the ring and both start taking Savage and Hogan out. They work them back to the cage and throw them in the bottom ring. Hogan and The Ultimate Solution are in the ring but Gangsta and Savage are right behind them. The Solution is throwing Hogan all over the ring as Gangsta is taking Savage out on the other side. Hogan and Savage both start to make a comeback and take both men out. Savage comes off the ropes, but Gangsta catches him in a bearhug. Hogan comes in for the save but that only upsets the big man. Gangsta grabs him by the throat and takes Hogan down to the mat as The Solution slams Savage down. Savage comes off the top but he gets caught and outs down to the mat. Arn Anderson and Ric Flair finally escape their cage and make their way down. It’s now 4-on-2 and Hogan and Savage are getting quadruple teamed. The Booty Man comes out to the ring with some powder and frying pans and that allows Hogan and Savage to clean house. Luger gets back in the fray and takes Savage out from behind. Luger puts on a “weighted” glove but he takes Flair out instead. Savage covers Flair and pins him to pick up the win for The Mega Powers as Hogan and Savage left the cage. The match lasted 25:16.
Winner(s): Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage
Match Rating: .5/5 Stars
Collective Thoughts: Just as a reference point, I researched what Meltzer thought of this match and he gave it a -***. That’s minus 3 stars in case you are counting at home. Do I think the match was that offensive? No, but that doesn’t mean I enjoyed it either. Flair, Anderson, Meng and The Barbarian were factors in the match for a total of about 5 minutes. Why even have them in the match at that point? The Ultimate Solution and Z-Gangsta, which have to be the worst names ever, weren’t even seen until the last part of the match altogether. I hardly ever dish out below a 1 star before it’s a dud, but since they had some good back and forth in like one part of the match, they get that treatment here. To put a bow on it, I didn’t hate it as much as Meltzer, but it wasn’t a good match, at all.
After the match, The Alliance is arguing in the ring. The announcers talk about finding out why Luger hit Flair instead of Savage and Heenan is livid about Hogan winning again as the show goes off the air.
Overall Show Rating: 4 out of 10
This was not a good show from top to bottom. You had what felt like two squash matches, and two matches that lasted longer than they had any right too. I would say the best matches on the night were either The United States Title Match or Regal vs. The Belfast Bruiser. I never thought I would say that a Belfast Bruiser match was on my shortlist of matches of the night. The rest of the matches were boring and didn’t have much going for them at all. The tag team match could have shaved about 15 minutes off the match and I think it would have been a lot better. I thought the match was alright for what it was, and you can’t go wrong with the guys involved, but the match dragged on. The Doomsday Cage match made no sense, and it had guys in the match that was in there in the beginning and the end. Bizarre booking on this show all around. The Wrestling Observer absolutely panned this show, and although I am not quite as harsh on it, it was pretty bad.
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