WCW Fall Brawl 1999 Review

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Welcome back to the TJRwrestling retro reviews where we are covering every WCW Pay-Per-View during the “Monday Night War” era. We are coming off Road Wild, which was a real snoozer, and WCW has had a string of shows that have been below average.

The main event saw Hulk Hogan returning to the Red and Yellow and retaining the title against his former NWO stablemate, Kevin Nash. You can read my complete thoughts on that show and every show we have covered here. We are now on to the WCW classic in Fall Brawl, which for the first time, will not feature a WarGames match in the main event. Will it break the streak of mediocrity? Let’s find out!

WCW Fall Brawl
September 12th, 1999
Lawerence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The show starts with a package going over the main event on the night between Hogan and Sting for the WCW Heavyweight Title. Lex Luger has been involved in the feud as well and they will vie for the title tonight.

We are brought into the arena by the announcing team of Tony Schiavone, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, and Mike Tenay. They go over some of the matches for tonight, before sending it down to the ring for the first match of the evening.

Six-Man Tag Team Match
Vampiro & The Insane Clown Posse (Shaggy 2 Dope & Violent J) vs. The Filthy Animals (Rey Mysterio Jr, Eddie Guerrero, & Billy Kidman)

The match takes a couple of minutes to get started after both teams do their fair share of working with the crowd. When things get under control, Kidman and Shaggy are the first two in for their teams. Shaggy takes Kidman down to the mat quickly with a shot to the head and he throws him into his own corner. He sends Kidman into the ropes, but he gets kicked in the face for his trouble. Kidman sends him into the corner but comes up empty on a splash. Shaggy takes him down with a clothesline. He tries a suplex, but Kidman reverses it and hits a double-team move with Mysterio that takes Shaggy out. Guerrero makes a quick tag in and comes in with a splash. He hits Shaggy with a dropkick before tagging Mysterio back into the match. Mysterio comes in with a splash, but Shaggy manages to get to his corner and makes a tag to Violent J. He comes in and drops Mysterio with an eye gouge and slingshots him into the corner. Kidman and Guerrero try to come in, but they distract the referee which allows Mysterio to get pummeled in the corner. Mysterio fights back and hits Vampiro with a Bronco Buster in the corner. He makes a tag to Kidman as Vampiro tags in Violent J. Kidman takes him down to the mat with a shot to the head, but J hides behind the referee and comes back with a clothesline. He drops an elbow before tagging Vampiro back into the match.

Vampiro continues to pound on Kidman and throws him into the ropes. He runs him over with a shoulder block and heads to the top rope. He comes:, : off with a Spinning Heel Kick and gets a two-count. Kidman gets worked into the enemy corner and he gets double-teamed by the other members. Vampiro hits a chop across the chest of Kidman and works him back into the corner for some more. Shaggy comes back into the match and hits a Powerslam on Kidman, but he kicks out. Violent J is back in and hits a chop on Kidman, but is soon taken down with a clothesline. Mysterio makes a tag and takes out Violent J immediately. He hits a Moonsault for a two-count. Mysterio tries to capitalize, but the numbers game comes into play and he soon finds himself in no-mans-land on the outside. He gets sent into the railing at ringside before getting rolled back into the ring. Vampiro keeps Mysterio grounded. Guerrero tags into the match and starts to whoop on Vampiro with some chops to the chest and driving his head into the turnbuckles. Guerrero hits a Monkey Flip, but Vampiro lands on his feet and takes him out with a clothesline. Violent J hits Guerrero with a Samoan Drop and Shaggy comes in with a Legdrop off the top for a two-count. Vampiro tags in and gets hit with a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker. Guerrero takes all three mean out, but the numbers works against him once again. Vampiro and Shaggy hit a sloppy double-team on Guerrero in the ring, but Kidman makes the save. Vampiro hits Kidman with a Top rope Gutwrench, but Guerrero breaks it up. Kidman finally hits The Shooting Star Press on Vampiro to pick up the win after 14:14.

Winner(s): The Filthy Animals
Match Rating: 3/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: This was an entertaining match at points, and it was a good way to start the show. The ICP actually had some solid offense in the match and they were made to look really good which isn’t surprising seeing who was on the other side of the ring. I thought it might have gone a little long, and that hurts it a little bit, but overall, it wasn’t the worst match I have ever seen.

After the match, Mysterio is getting medical attention due to a knee injury he might have sustained during the match. Classic Heenan line “Look at him, he is too lazy to walk to the back by himself.”

WCW Cruiserweight Title Match
Lenny (w/ Lodi) (c) vs. Kaz Hayashi

These are two guys I haven’t covered much during the reviews because this is around the time a lot of new talent would come into the company.

Lenny takes Hayashi down with a waist lock as the bell sounds. He hits a shoulder block and skips around the ring to celebrate. Lenny grabs the arm and starts working him down to the mat. Hayashi fights back and starts to kick Lenny into the back of the legs. Hayashi hits a Sunset Flip and takes Lenny down with a dropkick. Hayashi hits a Headscissors that sends Lenny out of the ring. He jumps into the arms of Lodi, but both men are soon taken out with a splash from the inside. Hayashi hits a quick elbow as they get back into the ring, but is tripped up by Lodi on the outside. Lenny tries to hit a series of elbows, but misses on all of them. Hayashi tries some offense, but Lenny powers him up and drops him with a facebuster for a two-count. Lenny with some back rakes and takes Hayashi over with a snap mare. Lenny throws him into the corner, but Hayashi gets his feet up as he comes in. He tries to capitalize, but Lenny drops him down on the mat. Hayashi drops the rope and sends Lenny to the outside and comes out after him with another splash from the inside. Lodi hits him from behind and sends him into the railing. Lenny comes back and keeps Hayashi grounded with a dropkick as they come back into the ring.

Hayashi makes a comeback and drops Lenny with a Hurricanrana for a two-count. Great near fall there. He comes back with another move, but is soon snuffed out with a Bulldog from the corner. Lenny picks him back up to his feet and sends him into the ropes. Hayashi drops behind a Lenny suplex attempt and drops him with one of his own. Hayashi gets some shots to the head and hits a Bulldog from the apron. He doesn’t capitalize with a cover, though, and signals for a move off the top. He puts Lenny up on the top and comes off with a big running Powerbomb, but Lenny gets a foot on the top thanks to Lodi. Hayashi goes back up top, but Lenny knocks him off. Hayashi fights him off and he hits a Hurricanrana off the top for a two-count. Lenny hits a Jawbreaker, but is soon rolled up for another near fall. Hayashi hits a backbreaker and goes back up, but Lodi is on the apron and he takes him out instead. Lenny rolls him up, but can’t pin him. Lenny hits The Stroke and retains the title after 12:10.

Winner and STILL WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Lenny
Match Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: This was a very good match with a lot of near falls and great moves. It harkened back to what made Cruiserweights special in WCW and it was cool to see guys keeping that style alive in 1999. Both men were really strong here and hit each other with every they had. A really enjoyable outing.

They go down to the ring where “Mean” Gene Okerlund will be interviewing Sting. Gene says that Sting is a man of few words, but wants to know his thoughts on Lex Luger. Sting says that Luger is inches away from losing his long-time friendship with Sting. He says that Luger knows it’s a big night for Sting and if Luger gets involved, he will be taken out. Gene asks Sting about Hogan and Sting says that Hogan has been on top as of late and has been walking the straight and narrow. Sting says that he is back in black and tonight is Showtime, Folks. Sting leaves the ring and Gene goes to a package for the next match on the night.

No Disqualification Tag Team Match
The First Family (Brian Knobbs & Hugh Morrus) (w/ Jimmy Hart) vs. The Revolution (“The Franchise” Shane Douglas & Dean Malenko)

All four men start brawling as soon as things start. Morrus takes Douglas out on the outside and he comes in to help Knobbs with Malenko. Douglas comes back and they end up taking out everyone in the ring. Douglas and Malenko hit dual baseball slides and take both men out. Malenko is working on Knobbs as Douglas and Morrus are going at it. Douglas sends Morrus into the steps at ringside and picks them up to hit him with them. On the other side, Knobbs is tossing Malenko into the railing. Knobbs comes over and smashes Douglas over the head with an object and all four men roll in the ring. Douglas gets Knobbs into the corner and hits some punches to the head. Douglas charges in, but Knobbs gets a foot up. Knobbs hits Douglas with Pity City, and that just pisses him off and he hits Knobbs with a big clothesline. Malenko tags back into the match and covers Knobbs for a two-count. Knobbs works his way over and makes the tag to Morrus. He comes in and is immediately taken down by Malenko. He continues to work on the arm of Morrus and tags Douglas into the match. He comes in and kicks Morrus in the head before hitting a snapping neck breaker. Knobbs comes in, but Douglas hits him right away and tags Malenko in, who continues to assault him. He works Knobbs onto the mat before sending him to the outside once again. Douglas sends him into the railing. He tries again, but this time Knobbs throws him in instead. Knobbs gets back into the ring and Douglas makes a tag back into the match. Douglas slides under the feet of Morrus and takes him off the apron. Knobbs gets hit from behind by Malenko. Knobbs comes back in and hammers Douglas from behind after he was distracted by Morrus. He throws Douglas to the outside where Morrus is there to lay the boots down. Knobbs hits a Scoop Slam on Douglas and climbs up to the top rope. He comes off with a splash, but Douglas gets the foot to the face. Both men make tags and Malenko takes Morrus down with a big slam. Knobbs comes in and he is taken out with a dropkick. Malenko hits Hart off the apron before sending Morrus into the ropes. He tries to hit Morrus, but Knobbs grabs his feet from the outside. Morrus drops an elbow and hits Malenko with No Laughing Matter to pick up the win after 9:26.

Winner(s): The First Family
Match Rating: 1/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: This was physical, but that’s about all it had going for it. The match started hot with all four men brawling up the aisleway but other than that, the stipulation never came into play. Speaking of the beginning, it was solid, and then the whole thing went downhill after that. It was fine, but it could have been a lot better, and this was easily the weakest match on the show so far.

WCW Television Title Match
Rick Steiner (c) vs. Perry Saturn

Steiner’s push continues as he has been collecting wins and has been running through opponents left and right.

Steiner starts things off with a clothesline that takes Saturn down to the mat. He sends Saturn back into the ropes, but gets kicked in his face for his troubles. Saturn comes back with another shot that sends Steiner to the outside, and Saturn comes out after him with a Suicide Dive. Back in the ring, Saturn hits some punches and a German Suplex. Steiner uses the referee to distract Saturn and he hits him with a low blow. Steiner continues to keep Saturn grounded and sends him flying over the top to the floor. Steiner sends Saturn into the steps and slams him against them. Steiner peels up the mats on the floor and hits a DDT on the concrete. Steiner kicks him in the chest as they come back in and starts to mouth the crowd. Steiner hits a big German Suplex and covers Saturn for a two-count. Saturn tries to make a comeback, but is met with a vicious clothesline from Steiner. He starts to work on the leg of Saturn to keep him grounded. Steiner kicks him in the head again before locking up the leg again. He hits a Belly to Belly on Saturn, before he picks him up for another one. Steiner puts him on the top, but Saturn kicks him away and hits a Missile Dropkick. He comes off the second rope with a splash and follows that up with a suplex. He sends Steiner into the ropes and tries to leapfrog him, but Steiner catches him to slam him down. Saturn comes back and hits Steiner with the Death Valley Driver, but Steiner gets his shoulder up at two. He tries another one, but Steiner fights out and slams him gut-first into the corner. Steiner goes up top, but Saturn kicks his feet out from him. He climbs up with it and tries a Superplex, but Steiner fights him off and hits The Steiner Bulldog to retain the title after 9:23.

Winner and STILL WCW Television Champion: Rick Steiner
Match Rating: 2/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: This was solid for the most part. It was a hard-hitting battle between two guys that have been pushed as stars in WCW. Saturn always seemed to be in a good spot with the company but would leave a short time after this. It looked like he might win the title multiple times throughout and that is something that makes title matches feel important.

Okerlund is backstage and is interrupted by Hogan. Hogan says he is tired of people thinking he is going to stab Sting in the back. He isn’t going to do that tonight and he is going to prove it tonight. If he wanted to cross Sting, it would have been already done. Okerlund says that Luger put Hogan on notice and tonight Hogan says he has to prove himself in front of the entire world.

The announcers talk about Hogan and how much trouble he may be in tonight. They also mention that Buff Bagwell was scheduled for the next match, but isn’t in the building. They mention a replacement for the match and go down to the ring.

Berlyn (w/ The Wall) vs. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan

Berlyn is Alex Wright with a new persona. He speaks in all German and has changed his look significantly. Wright had been a WC staple for years up to this point, and it was the first time we had seen him like this. Good for Duggan getting a PPV match in 1999.

Duggan starts the USA chant right off the bat and the fans are into him. Berlyn attacks him from behind as he is laying down his 2×4 and hits him with a dropkick. He tries to send Duggan into the corner, but Duggan reverses it and sends Berlyn to the outside. Berlyn gets back in and is hit with an Atomic Drop. Duggan works on him in the corner and takes him down with a clothesline. Berlyn tries to beg him off, but Duggan continues the assault. He sends Berlyn into the ropes, and finally gets taken down with a clothesline. Berlyn stomps on the head and hits an Uppercut. They exchange some stiff blows in the ring before Berlyn gets him back into the corner. Duggan fights out and gets Berlyn into the corner. He sends him to the other side but is met with a boot to the face. He drops an elbow on Duggan and works him into the ropes. Duggan tries a big shot, but Berlyn ducks under and wrestles him to the mat. They lock up and exchange waist locks. Berlyn gets a chin lock and keeps Duggan on the mat. Duggan gets back to his feet and gets some right hands in and fights out. He sends Berlyn into the ropes and takes him down. Berlyn goes to the outside and Duggan is hot on his trail. The Bodyguard takes Duggan down with a clothesline and Berlyn rolls him back in the ring. Berlyn pounds on him in the corner and hits the neck breaker to win the match after 7:17.

Winner: Berlyn
Match Rating: DUD

Collective Thoughts: This wasn’t very good. Wright had adopted this new persona and was taken to the limit by Jim Duggan. Duggan was fine, but having a competitive match with a guy you’re trying to push doesn’t make much sense. Either way, it wasn’t good and didn’t have a lot of memorable moments.

After the match, Bagwell is shown backstage and said that his plane was late. They let him know Duggan took his place and that sends Bagwell out to the ring. He has some words with Duggan before they go to the next package.

WCW Tag Team Title Match
West Texas Rednecks (Barry & Kendall Windham) (w/ Curt Hennig) (c) vs. Harlem Heat (Booker T. & Stevie Ray)

Harlem Heat came back in a big way last month by winning the Tag Team Titles at Road Wild. Since then, they have been battling with the Rednecks and both teams have held the titles.

Booker and Kendall are starting the match for their teams. Booker takes him down with a sidekick that sends him flying out of the ring. Kendalls slides back in and slams Booker as he comes in behind him. It’s short-lived, though, and Booker quickly takes him down with another kick to the head. Stevie Ray tags into the match and they hit Kendall with a tandem suplex. Barry is in the match, but Stevie Ray takes both men out in short order. Kendall tags back into the match and hits body blows on Ray before taking him down to the mat with a chop across the chest. Ray comes back with some of his own but is kicked in the head by Kendall. Barry tags back in and hits Ray with a DDT. He continues to pound on him and slams him down to the mat. He drops an elbow on Ray before tagging Kendall back into the match. They hit a double clothesline on Ray, but he gets the shoulder up. Barry tags back in and comes off the ropes, but is hit with a Powerslam as he comes in. Both men make a tag and Booker takes out Kendall before hitting Barry as well. He hits a sidekick on Kendall and hits a side slam. Booker signals for the Axe Kick, but gets hit as he hits the ropes. He still has enough to hit Kendall with a kick, but the numbers game is too much and Booker finds himself on the outside getting triple-teamed.

They roll Booker back into the ring and Kendall hits a knee drop right away. Booker fights back to his feet and hits Kendall with an Axe Kick. Booker is hit immediately by Barry from behind and he sends him back to the outside. Hennig sends him into the railing and starts stomping away on him. Kendall rolls Booker back into the ring where Barry is waiting. He picks Booker up and drops him down with a side suplex for a two-count. Windham gets Booker on top and hits a Superplex, but Stevie Ray breaks up the pin. Kendall tags back into the match and continues to hit Booker before picking him up for a chop across the chest. Kendall covers him for a two-count. Kendall sends Booker into the corner, but he reverses it and rolls Kendall up for a two-count. Kendall continues to work on Booker and keeps him isolated in their corner. Barry tags back in and is working on Booker in the ropes. Hennig gets a shot in from the outside and Booker is in a bad way. Kendall comes back in with a clothesline off the second rope, but Ray makes the save again. Booker makes a tag, but the referee was distracted and it didn’t count. Ray takes everyone out anyway and now all four men are in the ring. Kendall sends Ray into the ropes, and Hennig hits him with a bell on the apron. The referee is distracted which allows Booker to come off the top with a Missle Dropkick and they win the titles after 13:07.

Winner(s) and NEW WCW Tag Team Champions: Harlem Heat
Match Rating: 2/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: This was a solid match from start to finish. Harlem Heat was one of my favorite teams when I was a kid and I think that Booker T. is one of the most versatile wrestlers to step in the ring. He had been killing it for years up to this point and seeing Harlem Heat win their 9th Tag Team titles was cool. The Rednecks were also really solid and this had good back and forth action. Some of it got out of control, but overall, a pretty good outing for everyone involved.

WCW United States Title Match
Chris Benoit (c) vs. “The Millennium Man” Sid Vicious

They lock up to start things off with Benoit working him into the corner. Benoit comes back in, but Sid throws him the entire way across the ring. Benoit comes off the ropes, but Sid takes him down with a boot to the face. Benoit falls to the outside and starts to regroup before getting back in. Sid stays on the offensive and pounds on Benoit. He chokes him against the ropes and takes the entire five count. Sid sends Benoit into the ropes, but he is quickly taken down with a dropkick to the knee. He works on Sid against the ropes and keeps working on the leg. Sid rakes the eyes and gets back to his feet and works Benoit into the corner. He pounds on him there and gets a kick to the midsection. Sid continues to stomp on Benoit in the corner before letting up and charging in, but he is met by the turnbuckle. Benoit works him to the outside and slams his leg with the stairs against the post. Sid gets back in the ring and catches Benoit as he comes off the top rope, but Benoit slides off and hits a German Suplex on Sid. Benoit tries another move, but Sid catches him again, and this time drives him down into the mat. Sid gets Benoit in the Cobra Clutch and slams him down. Sid covers Benoit for a two-count. Benoit gets back to his feet and comes off the ropes with a Sunset Flip, but Sid just drops down on him. He picks Benoit up and tosses him on his shoulder, but Benoit fights out and pushes him into the corner. Benoit hits a dropkick to the knee of Sid and takes him down to the mat. He gets Sid in the Crippler Crossface. Sid powers himself to his feet and drops back down, but gets his foot on the rope. Benoit continues to kick Sid in the head and signals for the Diving Headbutt. Benoit comes off the top and hits nothing but canvas as Sid moves out of the way. Sid sets him up and drills him with a Powerbomb to win the match after 11:48.

Winner and NEW WCW United States Champion: Sid Vicious
Match Rating: 1.5/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: This match wasn’t spectacular, but that’s about what you can expect from guys with such a stark size difference. Benoit showed a lot of good fire and kept Sid grounded for a lot of the match. Sid had always been a solid big man and he came off well here. Even with the loss, Benoit looked strong in defeat.

Diamond Dallas Page vs. Goldberg

These two had an awesome match at Halloween Havoc 1998. It was a match that I thought Page should have won and ended Goldberg’s streak. That didn’t happen though, and we have a rematch on our hands here.

Page brings a chain into the ring, but the referee finds it and takes it away. The bell sounds and Goldberg sends Page to the outside with some shots to the head. Goldberg grabs a headlock and tries to get an early advantage. Page sends him into the ropes, but Goldberg takes him down with a shoulder tackle. Page comes back and works on the shoulder of Goldberg, but is quickly taken down again. Goldberg sends Page to the outside again with a shoulder and Page grabs the mic and says if the fans don’t stop chanting Goldberg that he is out of there. He starts to leave and Goldberg comes out after him into the crowd. Goldberg sends him back into the ring, but Page gets the upper hand as he comes in. Goldberg takes him down with a press slam, but Page bumps the referee and hits Goldberg with a low blow. He hits him with a foreign object and signals for the Diamond Cutter. Instead, he works Goldberg over to the ropes and lays the boots to him. He gets Goldberg back to his feet and hits some elbows to the back of the head. Page continues to pound on Goldberg and hits him with the object again. Page comes off the ropes and drops an elbow. Page tries to keep him grounded, but Goldberg makes his way back to his feet. He hits Page with some right hands and drops him with a boot. He sends Page into the ropes, but Page reverses it into a DDT. That was a nice counter. Goldberg takes Page over with a big suplex and that sends the rest of the Triad down to the ring. Kanyon smashes Goldberg in the back of the head with something, but he can’t pick up the win. Kanyon and Bigelow are both destroyed by Goldberg before he sets his sights on Page. He hits a Spear and Jackhammer to put him away after 9:04.

Winner: Goldberg
Match Rating: 1.5/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: This was definitely not as good as their last bout, but it had its purpose. Page had Goldberg grounded for a good part of the match which was the first time we had seen that since Goldberg debuted. They definitely didn’t make Page look bad here and it was physical for sure.

WCW World Heavyweight Title Match
Hulk Hogan (c) vs. Sting

Bret Hart also makes his way down to the ring to wish both men good luck in the match. The booking for Bret up to this point has been laughable.

The bell sounds and Hogan starts pacing around The Stinger. They lock up in the ring and Hogan works him over to the corner. Sting fights out and both men go back and forth. They exchange some words before Hogan takes Sting down to the mat. He lets up and both men get back to their feet with Hogan starting to work on the arm of Sting. They exchange Hammerlocks before Hogan takes Sting down to the mat with a drop toe hold. Hogan gets another headlock on, but Sting works him over and gets the arm. Hogan stays on the offensive with some more hold and covers Sting for a two-count. Sting hits a Scoop Slam and follows that up with an elbow drop. Hogan gets a knee up and continues working on the arm of Sting. Hogan picks him up and puts him down with a suplex, but Sting no-sells it. Sting gets him in the corner and hits ten punches. He sends Hogan into the ropes and takes him down with a clothesline. Hogan slides out of the ring and drags Sting out with him. He pounds on him and works him around the ring before sending him into the railing. Hogan slams him down on the floor and drops an elbow. Sting fights back and hits Hogan and sends him into the railing. He drops him throat-first on the railing, but Hogan comes back with an eye rake and starts to choke Sting with a cable at ringside. Hogan rolls him back into the ring and drops him with a suplex and covers him for a two-count. Hogan works on Sting some more and hits him with clubbing blows to the back. Hogan gets Sting in an Abdominal Stretch before rolling him up for a near fall. Hogan gets some kicks to the gut, but Sting starts to mount a comeback. Hogan stops it in its tracks and punches Sting again. Hogan goes for the cover but comes up empty again. Sting comes back and hits Hogan with some shots before hitting two Stinger Splashes. he goes for a third, but Hogan moves hits Sting with the Big Boot. He drops the leg, but DDP comes out to the ring and takes out the referee. He hits Hogan with The Diamond Cutter and pulls Sting over, but Hogan gets the shoulder up too. Bret Hart gets in the ring and takes Page out as Hogan starts to work on Sting again. Sid hits the ring and is taken out quickly. That sends Lex Luger out as well and he had a baseball bat. Sting grabs it and Hogan tells him to hit Luger with it. Sting hits Hogan instead and puts him in the Scorpion Death Lock. Hogan is out cold and Sting wins the title after 12:24.

Winner and NEW WCW Heavyweight Champion: Sting
Match Rating: .5/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: That is a half-a-star rating for another WCW main event that was very underwhelming. I swear Hogan could have made money off of just throwing haymakers. That’s about all the offense he got in here. The ending was so overbooked and a million guys hit the ring and were taken out. Sting turning on Hogan, in the end, was actually a pretty surprising finish, but the rest of the match had jumped the shark by then.

Overall Show Rating: 5.5 out of 10

This show was definitely an improvement over the last couple of outings, but it still had some missteps on it. I thought the first couple of matches were really good and had time to shine, but as the show went on, the quality dipped a little bit. I didn’t expect “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan to be on the show, but he went out and had a very competitive match with Berlyn, although I would have booked it differently. I thought the Tag Team Title match had its moments, but overall, you could kind of see the quality dipping and WWF having complete control at this point. WCW just didn’t have the star-power or the willingness to put more guys over to really compete. 1999 has been a rough year for WCW shows, and it’s not even over yet. I also thought the lack of a War Games match kind of took the shine off the show and made it feel less “must-see” than it had been in previous years.

What did you think of Fall Brawl 1999? Loved it? Hated it? Do you refuse to watch it? Either way, keep the conversation going over @collectiveheel on Twitter to let me know your thoughts. Take care of yourselves, and more importantly, each other. I will be back soon enough with some more Collective Thoughts.