WCW Superbrawl IX 1999 Review

wcw superbrawl 9 1999

Welcome back to the TJRwrestling retro reviews where we are breaking down every WCW Pay-Per-View during the “Monday Night War” era. It’s time for WCW SuperBrawl IX.

We are coming off of Souled Out 1999, which was headlined by Goldberg vs. Scott Hall in a Stun Gun Ladder match, which Goldberg won. We also saw the debut of Ric Flair’s son David and he was in a tag team match with his father for the first time. Overall, the show was forgettable, and I will never understand why you wouldn’t have your main champion featured, especially since it is on Hogan once again. You can read my complete thoughts on that show and every show we have covered at the site here. It’s time for WCW’s February staple with Superbrawl, and it’s time to find out if they can regroup from a lackluster outing last time.

WCW Superbrawl IX
February 21st, 1999
Oakland Arena in Oakland, California

The show starts with Torrie Wilson in a hotel room ordering room service. A hand off-screen hands her a ticket to Superbrawl and she runs to get dressed for the show.

A package plays showcasing some former world champions that will be on the show tonight. The two marquee matches on the night are Goldberg vs. Bam Bam Bigelow and Hogan vs. Flair for the WCW World Heavyweight Title.

We are brought into the arena by the voice of Tony Schiavone and he is joined by Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and Mike Tenay. They talk about the title match tonight and how Flair has been clamoring to win the title again. They shoot to a package for the finals of the WCW Tag Team Title tournament. The finals will be held tonight with the winning team winning the gold.

“Mean” Gene Okerlund is brought into the fold and he talks more about the finals tonight. He shills the hotline before sending it down to the ring for the first match of the night.

Disco Inferno vs. Booker T.

Disco has recently joined the NWO Wolfpac. Booker might have been one of the bigger babyfaces in the company at this point.

Disco starts things off with a headlock, but Booker quickly throws him off and takes him down to the mat with an arm drag. Booker snags a headlock of his own and takes Disco down with a shoulder block. He pounds on Disco and comes off the ropes, but Disco cuts him off with a Neckbreaker. Booker hits a Scoop Slam and tries to capitalize, but Disco kicks him in the head as he comes in. Both men get back to their feet and Booker takes him down with a clothesline. He sends Disco into the ropes and hits a back body drop. Booker hits a couple of chops in the corner before sending Disco to the other side and he follows him in with a clothesline. Booker hits a flying forearm and grabs a two-count. Disco comes off the ropes, but stops in his tracks and hits Booker in the head. He sends Booker over the top with a clothesline and Disco takes some time to regroup. Disco comes out after Booker and he slams him against the stairs and then the railing at ringside. Booker rolls back in the ring but is taken down with a scoop slam. Disco climbs to the second rope and comes off with an elbow drop for a near fall. Booker springs back to his feet and both men exchange blows before Booker hits a Harlem Sidekick and The Axe Kick. Disco rebounds nicely and hits an atomic drop. He goes up on the second rope again, but Booker catches him on the way down and hits a Spinebuster. Booker sends him into the ropes, but Disco comes off with a big clothesline. Disco goes for The Chartbuster, but Booker shrugs him off, hits a suplex, and gets up with a Spinarooni. Booker goes up top, but Disco is there and knocks him down. Booker fights back and shoves him off. Booker comes off the top with a Harlem Hangover and wins the match after 9:19.

Winner: Booker T.
Match Rating: 2.75/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: This was a great way to start the show. Booker was super over and the crowd was into booing Disco as well. Both men went back and forth and this was as competitive of a match that you can ask for. Booker coming out with the win isn’t surprising because it seemed like he was getting pushed, but Disco also had himself a match.

Chris Jericho (w/ Ralphus) vs. Perry Saturn

These two had a match last month at Souled Out, which Jericho won, and Saturn has had to wear a dress on TV ever since. In this match, if Saturn wins, Jericho will be forced to wear the dress. Also, the referee who has been at odds with Saturn is walking out to the ring with Jericho and Ralphus.

Jericho grabs the mic before the match and tells Saturn that he looks ridiculous. He runs down Saturn some more before Saturn jumps him and the match gets underway. Saturn sends Jericho into the ropes and hits a back body drop. Jericho rolls out of the ring, but Saturn is out behind him and throws him into the railing. Saturn climbs on the railing and hits Jericho with a smash and throws him back over. Jericho reverses a whip into the railing and he starts slamming Saturn against the stairs. He rolls Saturn into the ring, but he is taken down with a T-Bone Suplex from Saturn. He grabs Jericho’s arms and headbutts him before sending him over his head with a suplex. Jericho fights back with a chop to the chest, but misses a dropkick. Saturn catapults Jericho out to the floor and comes out after him with a splash. Saturn rolls Ralphus into the ring and tears off the dress that he had on. Jericho takes advantage of the distraction and dropkicks Saturn from behind. He picks him up and puts him down with a suplex and covers him, but Saturn rolls him up instead. They exchange blows in the ring and Saturn is sent to the outside. Jericho comes out with a Missile Dropkick on the floor. Jericho hits a scoop slam as they get back in the ring and tries a splash, but Saturn rolls out of the way. Saturn with a sidekick and slams Jericho down to the mat. Saturn climbs up top and hits a big splash. Saturn signals for his finisher, but Jericho rolls him up for two. Saturn comes back with some kicks to the head and works Jericho into the corner for some punches. Saturn goes for a Powerbomb, but Jericho slips out and takes Saturn down with a German Suplex. Jericho climbs to the top and comes off with a cross body, but Saturn rolls it into The Rings of Saturn. Jericho barely gets his feet on the ropes and Saturn has to break to the hold. Saturn hits a Powerbomb and goes for a moonsault, but Jericho rolls out of the way. Jericho hits a Lionsault, but he only gets a two-count. Saturn hits The Death Valley Driver, but instead of covering Jericho, he hits the referee with a Death Valley Driver as well. Saturn walks to the back and says “life’s a drag” to the camera. The referee calls for the bell and Jericho is awarded the match after 11:17.

Winner: Chris Jericho
Match Rating: 3/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: This match was a solid back and forth outing for both guys. Both hit some big moves, as well as showed off some ariel moves. Ralphus getting attacked by Saturn was a funny spot, but I don’t know how I feel about the finish. I understand it, but I feel like I would have enjoyed it more with some kind of finish. Good match overall though.

WCW Cruiserweight Title Match
Billy Kidman (c) vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Kidman has been on top of the division for the last couple of months and you could tell that WCW was high on him and his potential.

Both men lock horns in the middle of the ring before Guerrero breaks it. Guerrero gets a thumb to the eyes and hits some chops in the corner. Kidman quickly fights out and takes Guerrero down with a flurry of offense and he slides to the outside. Kidman slides out with Guerrero and throws him into the railing. He rolls Guerrero back into the ring and takes him down with a shot to the head. Kidman sends Guerrero out to the apron and both men do battle there. They exchange blows until Guerrero throws Kidman onto the railing at ringside. Back in the ring, Kidman is hit with a Brainbuster, but Guerrero only gets a two-count. He knocks Kidman down and starts to wear him down in the middle. Kidman makes his way back to his feet, but Guerrero sends him flying to the outside again. Guerrero comes out with a Somersault Splash and wipes Kidman out before rolling him back into the ring. Guerrero slams Kidman into the corner and starts choking him with his boot. Kidman ducks under a clothesline and comes off the top with a Cross Body. He tries to capitalize, but Guerrero takes him down with a Backbreaker. Guerrero hits a back suplex and climbs to the top, but he is hit with a dropkick on the way down. Kidman goes for a clothesline, but Guerrero ducks under and gets Kidman on the top rope and he hits a Frankensteiner for a two count. He goes for a suplex, but Kidman slips out and hits a Spinebuster for a two-count. Kidman goes up top, but Guerrero is there to knock him down and hits a draping DDT for a near fall. Kidman turns a Powerbomb into a Facebuster and climbs up top. He hits The Shooting Star Press and retains the title after 8:26.

Winner and STILL WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Billy Kidman
Match Rating: 3/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: That makes three competitive matches to start the night. This was back and forth and the action never seemed to stop. I like both guys and thought this was a quality title match. Kidman did well working from underneath, but I don’t think anyone thought Guerrero was winning the title here.

Next, there is a package for the Goldberg vs. Bigelow match coming up.

WCW Tag Team Tournament Finals
Curt Hennig & Barry Windham vs. Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko

This was a double-elimination tournament for the vacant WCW Tag Team Titles. Benoit & Malenko have a loss on their record, but Hennig & Windham don’t, which means Malenko & Benoit would have to beat the team twice to win the titles.

Malenko and Windham start the match for their teams. Malenko quickly hits a series of arm drags and keeps Windham at bay. Malenko shoots him into the ropes, but Windham slides to the outside but quickly slides back in. Malenko takes him down to the mat and gets a shot to the head before both men walk to their corners. Benoit and Hennig tag into the match. Hennig works Benoit into the corner and both men exchange stiff chops to the chest. They lock hands and Benoit uses his strength advantage to stay on the offensive. It lets up and Hennig comes out and slaps Benoit right across the face. Benoit comes back with one of his own and both men exchanged slaps across the face. Hennig and Windham go to the outside to regroup and Windham tags back in when Hennig gets in the ring. Windham hits Benoit and works him into the corner and starts pounding on him. Benoit reverses and hits him with a series of chops and takes him down with an elbow to the head. Malenko tags back in the match and hits Windham with a dropkick, but Hennig comes in to distract Malenko and Windham hits him with a suplex. Hennig tags into the match and they double-team Malenko and Hennig covers him for a two-count. Hennig works him into the corner and hits a chop while Windham works on him behind the referee’s back. Malenko rolls out of the corner and gets a tag to Benoit. He sends Hennig flying into the corner and takes Windham down with a suplex. He hits a backbreaker on Hennig and hits a snap suplex. Benoit with a stiff chop in the corner and tags Malenko into the match.

Malenko hits a series of clotheslines in the corner and drops Hennig with a suplex. He tags Benoit, who comes in and both men hit Hennig with an elbow to the head. Benoit charges off the ropes and hits a clothesline and knocks Windham off the apron. Benoit hits The Diving Headbutt, but Windham breaks it up. Malenko tags into the match and covers Hennig, but too much time had passed and he gets the shoulder up. Malenko works on Hennig in the corner and dropkicks him to the apron before he sends him flying to the outside. Malenko drags Hennig back into the ring, but he is hit with a low blow. He tags Windham into the match and he starts stomping away on Malenko. He hits a Gutwrench on Malenko, but Benoit saves the match. Windham sends Malenko to the outside and Hennig comes out and sends Malenko into the railing. Hennig tags back in the match and takes Malenko down. Malenko comes back with a kick and works him into the corner so he can make a tag to Benoit. He comes off the ropes with a clothesline and Hennig is in no man’s land in the opposing corner. Hennig hits Benoit with an Atomic Drop and tags Windham into the match. He puts Benoit on the top rope and comes off with a Superplex, but Malenko saves the three-count. Windham pounds on Benoit in the ring. Hennig tags back in and both men send Benoit into the ropes. They catch him coming back and hit a double suplex on Benoit. Benoit starts to fight back and the crowd is getting behind him. Hennig hits a Snap Neckbreaker and covers Benoit for a two-count. He tags Windham back into the match and he puts Benoit down. Hennig tags back in and he comes, but Benoit has enough to hit Hennig with a German Suplex and he makes the tag to Malenko. He comes in and works on both men and gets Windham in The Texas Cloverleaf, but Hennig breaks it up. Malenko gets him in it again while Benoit and Hennig are fighting the corner and Windham taps out.

Now, there will be a 30 second rest period before the next match starts. Malenko comes back in to capitalize on Windham, but he took his belt off and chokes Malenko with it. He hits him with the belt buckle and he pins Malenko after 20:37.

Winner(s) and NEW WCW Tag Team Champions: Curt Hennig & Barry Windham
Match Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: This was a solid match that had the bulk of it in the first fall and the second one only going about 30 seconds. I liked how back and forth it was, but Benoit did a really good job taking a beating until he could make a tag. I thought the match went a little long, but it didn’t take away from it much.

There is a package showcasing Ric Flair and Bret Hart going at it over the last couple of months. Flair has been the acting president on TV and forced Bret Hart to defend his WCW US Title against “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and he ended up losing the title to Hotrod. Piper will defend the title tonight against Scott Hall.

Hair vs. Mask Match
Kevin Nash & Scott Hall (w/ Lex Luger & Elizabeth) vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. & Konnan

Lex Luger was supposed to be in this match originally, but he was injured by Mysterio & Konnan on Thunder. The stipulations of this match are if Nash & Hall win, then Mysterio must take his mask off. If Konnan & Mysterio win, then Elizabeth gets her head shaved.

Hall and Mysterio are the first in the ring and the size difference is noticeable. They lock up and Hall just throws him into the corner. Mysterio uses his quickness to take Hall down to the mat, but Hall comes back with a kick to the gut. Mysterio fights back with a dropkick and hits a leg drop off the top rope. He splashes Hall again and hits Nash on the apron. He comes off the ropes and tries a splash, but Hall catches him and hits a Fallaway Slam before he tags Nash into the match. Nash tosses Mysterio across the ring and it looked like he was in the air forever. Nash throws him down again before Hall tags back in the match. Hall teases Mysterio and slaps him in the back of the head. He gets Mysterio in the corner and hits a hard chop across the chest. Hall throws Mysterio to the other side of the ring and follows him in with a clothesline. He sets him up for The Outsiders Edge, but Mysterio slides off and he gets a tag to Konnan. Konnan comes in and takes both men out. Hall reverses an Irish Whip and Nash hits Konnan from behind as he comes in. Nash tags back in as Konnan is slow to get up. Nash works him into the corner and hits some high knees before lining him up with an elbow shot. Nash chokes Konnan with his boot and Hall takes him out before tagging back in. They work on Konnan in their corner, but he fights out. He knocks Nash off the apron and takes Hall down with a clothesline. Both men make tags to their partners and he hits Hall and Nash with dropkicks. He uses Nash as a lift and dropkicks Hall again. Konnan comes in and both men are working on Hall and Nash in the corner. Konnan comes off the ropes, but Luger pulls him to the outside and throws him into the railing. Inside of the ring, Mysterio hits Nash with a Moonsault, but Elizabeth distracts the referee which allows Hall to hit The Outsiders Edge and pulls Nash on top to win the match after 11:00.

Winner(s): Scott Hall & Kevin Nash
Match Rating: 2.75/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: This was a big moment for the time. Mysterio’s roots are in The Lucha culture and taking your mask off is frowned upon. He wears it again when he wrestles now, but this was a big deal. The match was good, with a lot of back and forth, and Mysterio put up a good fight for a guy that is so much smaller than everyone else in the match. Mysterio was a trailblazer for smaller guys getting in matches with much bigger opponents.

After the match, Mysterio takes his mask off before leaving the ring. Nash grabs it and puts it on his head, which was a funny moment.

WCW Television Title Match
Scott Steiner (c) vs. Diamond Dallas Page

Steiner celebrates with his Wolfpac teammates as they go to the back. Steiner has been playing games with Page recently, including throwing his wife, Kimberly, out of a moving vehicle.

Page charges into the ring and Steiner bails out of the ring. Page comes to the outside and starts hitting Steiner with some shots to the head and he slams him against the safety railing. He gets him back in the ring and hits a clothesline before stomping away on him. Steiner takes him down to the mat, but it’s short-lived, and Page has another flurry of offense. They go back to the outside and slam each other against the railing. Steiner kicks Page and sends him flying into the railing again. Page gets back on the apron, but he gets elbowed off again. Page finally gets back in the ring and hits Steiner with a Flying Clothesline. Buff Bagwell jogs down to the ring to check on his partner. They surround Page, but as they get in the ring, Page takes them both down. He does it again, but Bagwell eventually gets the advantage that allows Steiner to hit Page and knock him out of the ring. Bagwell sends Page into the railing and Steiner comes out for more of the same. Steiner sends Page into the ropes and clocks him with a big clothesline. Steiner works on Page in the ropes and Bagwell gets some cheap shots in as the referee has his back turned. Steiner gets Page in The Tree of Woe and starts choking him. Steiner stomps on Page in the corner and snaps him over before starting to wear him out with some shots to the head.

Page starts to fight back, but it’s short-lived, and Steiner is back to choking him. Page comes back and pulls himself up. He hits Steiner with some shots, but it isn’t enough, and he is soon taken down with a Belly to Belly Suplex for a near fall. Bagwell puts a chair in the ring as Steiner hits Page with a backbreaker. Bagwell distracts the referee and Steiner smashes Page with the chair. Bagwell starts taking the pads off the corners, as Page reverses the Steiner Recliner with a low blow. The referee catches Bagwell in the act and sends him to the back. Steiner is back to his feet and starts mouthing off with the referee. Page hits him from behind and sends Steiner to the outside of the ring. Page comes over the top with a splash and both men crash on the floor. He tries to send Steiner into the stairs, but he reverses it and Page is the one sent flying. Steiner chases the referee around the ring and that allows Page to hit him with a clothesline as he comes back around. Page goes to the top, but Steiner knocks him off. Steiner hits a Frankensteiner, but Page gets out at two. Page comes off the ropes and hits a DDT. Page goes for The Diamond Cutter, but Steiner sends him into the exposed turnbuckle. He slams his head into it and then slams him multiple times into it back first. Steiner locks in The Steiner Recliner and Page passes out after 13:54.

Winner and STILL WCW Television Champion: Scott Steiner
Match Rating: 2.75/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: I liked this match. I could have done without the Bagwell interference, but it was still a solid outing. Steiner was such a beast around this time and just manhandled Page throughout the whole thing. I liked the turnbuckle spot because you didn’t see that a lot in WCW.

After the match, Page is getting taken out of the ring on a stretcher as Steiner poses up the ramp.

Mark Madden is backstage with Bam Bam Bigelow and he says that tonight is going to be Goldberg’s second loss after he is thru with him.

WCW United States Title Match
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper (c) vs. Scott Hall (w/ Disco Inferno)

Piper won the match from Bret Hart a couple of weeks ago when Flair ordered Hart to defend the title even though he was injured at the time. This is Hall’s second match on the night.

Piper gets right in the face of Hall and Hall slaps him across the face. Piper uses his Kilt to blind Hall and starts wailing on his with the offense. He punches Hall in the head before ringing his ears. Hall falls to the mat as Piper tells him to get up. Piper hits a neck breaker and pulls the hair of Hall while he is on the map. Piper knocks Disco off the apron before knocking Hall down again. Piper with an Atomic Drop before hitting another one. Hall pulls down on Piper and drops him on the ropes and he rolls to the outside. Piper takes Disco out, but Hall is out behind him and slams him against the stairs. Hall rolls him back in the ring and hits some shots to the head, but Piper dares him to keep hitting him. Piper hits a low blow, in front of the referee, and Hall answers with one of his own. Hall hangs Piper up in the corner where Disco works on Piper as Hall distracts the referee. He stretches Piper in an Abdominal Stretch and Disco puts his hand in for extra leverage. Piper fights out and tries an elbow, but Hall rolls out of the way. Piper recovers and gets Hall in The Sleeper Hold and Hall starts to fade away. Disco comes into the ring and Piper takes him out. Nash comes out to the ring, but Piper starts hitting him. Hall rolls Piper up and puts his feet on the ropes to win the title after 8:21

Winner and the NEW WCW United States Champion: Scott Hall
Match Rating: 1/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: This match was between two guys clearly past their prime. I was a big Scott Hall guy, but at this point. he wasn’t nearly as good as he once was. Piper did well, but he looked old as well. There wasn’t much going on and all the interference made the match feel overbooked. This was the worst match on the night so far.

After the match, Piper punches Hall and he falls out of the ring. Hall grabs a mic and tells the referee to tell Piper who the new champion is. The referee raises Hall’s hand and he gets in the ring, but Piper drops the belt in front of him. Hall tries to hit him with it, but Piper ducks under and sends Hall to the outside. Piper is surrounded now and he tries to fight them all off, but the numbers game is too much. Piper slides out of the ring before the damage was done and gets out of dodge.

Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Goldberg

Bigelow has had his sights set on Goldberg since debuting with the company in late 1998. Bigelow still had a lot in the tank at the time and was revered as one of the best big men ever.

Both men lock up, but neither grab the early advantage. Bigelow gets a few shots to the head and takes Goldberg down with a shoulder block. Goldberg gets right back up and manhandles Bigelow with a big scoop slam that sends him to the outside of the ring. Bigelow gets a kick to the midsection, but Goldberg is right back on him with a clothesline. Goldberg dumps Bigelow over with a Fireman’s Carry and locks in an armbar, but Bigelow gets to the ropes. Goldberg hits a dropkick and sends Bigelow to the floor with a clothesline. Bigelow drags Goldberg down and hits some shots to the legs of Goldberg. He slams Goldberg against the stairs before rolling him back into the ring. Bigelow continues working on the knees of Goldberg. Bigelow lets up and hits a few headbutts to the knee. Goldberg gets back to his feet and drops Bigelow with a suplex. Bigelow is the first one up and drops Goldberg down and goes up top to hit The Diving Headbutt for a two count. Bigelow goes back up top, but Goldberg throws him off and goes for a Spear, but Bigelow rolls out of the ring. He throws Goldberg into the ropes, only this time he does hit Bigelow with The Spear. He teases a Jackhammer, but instead hits a kick to the head and spears him again. He gets Bigelow up in the Jackhammer and wins the match after 11:39.

Winner: Goldberg
Match Rating: 1/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: This was pretty long for a Goldberg match, but Bigelow was such a good worker that it was fine. There wasn’t much going on with the match other than Goldberg taking a lot of offense before coming back and ending it quickly after. Bigelow looked good here and made Goldberg look good in a match that went longer than he normally did.

WCW World Heavyweight Title Match
“Hollywood” Hulk Hogan (c) vs. “Nature Boy” Ric Flair

The bell sounds and Hogan takes him down with a shoulder tackle. Flair gets up and he gets knocked down once again. Flair grabs Hogan and puts him in the corner for some chops across the chest. Hogan comes back and works Flair into the corner and pounds on him. Hogan slams Flair down to the mat and sends him into the corner and Hogan comes in with a clothesline. Hogan continues pounding on Flair and hits some of his own chops before Flair reverses course and hits some more of his own. Flair hits a knee drop across the head of Hogan but is taken down with a clothesline right after. He sends Flair to the outside and slams him against the railing. Hogan grabs a chair and wipes Flair out with it across the head. Both men exchange blows on the outside until Hogan gets the advantage and he batters Flair against the railing. He bites the forehead of Flair and hits a suplex on the floor. Flair is bleeding as he rolls in the ring and Hogan is in right after him. Flair climbs to the top, but he gets thrown off as per usual. Hogan drops a couple of elbows but can’t win the match. Hogan works on Flair in the corner, but Flair reverses it and hits some chops before Hogan punches him again. Hogan grabs his weightlifting belt and wails on Flair with it. Hogan wraps the belt around his fist and knocks Flair down with it before he puts the belt back on. They are both back to their feet and have a chop standoff before they stare into each other’s eyes. Flair knocks Hogan down and drops a knee to the groin. Flair grabs the belt off Hogan and starts whipping Hogan with it. Hogan is bleeding now too and Flair bites him across the forehead. Torrie Wilson (although she hasn’t been named yet) makes her way out to the ring and slaps Flair across the face. Flair recovers and hits Hogan with a back suplex. He gets Hogan in the corner and pounds away on him. Flair with a chop and gets him up for a suplex. Flair covers Hogan, but Hogan kicks out and Flair lands on the referee. Hogan drops an elbow on the referee and hits Flair with the Big Boot. Hogan slams him down again and goes for The Leg Drop, but Flair rolls out of the way. A masked man comes down to the ring as Flair is working on the leg of Hogan. Flair gets Hogan in the Figure Four, but the masked man comes in and hits Flair with a Stun Gun in the back. Hogan covers Flair and retains the title after 12:01.

Winner and STILL WCW World Heavyweight Champion: “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan
Match Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

Collective Thoughts: This was a better Hogan match in WCW, but that isn’t saying much. The Warrior match is still in the back of my mind, but Flair came out and did what he does best and they had a solid match. It wasn’t anything spectacular, but for Hogan around this time, it was above average. The wonky finish was a little weird, but once the masked man was revealed, it all made sense. I can’t ask for a much better outing from Hogan around this time, so I will take it.

After the match, the man is unmasked and it’s David Flair. David kisses Torrie Wilson and they celebrate with Hogan in the ring. David hits Ric with the Stun Gun again as Nash comes down to the ring to celebrate as the show goes off the air.

Overall Show Rating: 6.75 out of 10

I thought this show was way better than Souled Out that preceded. We had competitive matches all night long and while some overstayed their welcome, most of the action was where it needed it to be. I thought Booker vs. Disco was way better than I was expecting and I thought the first hour of the show was very entertaining. It kept up throughout the night and I thought the main event matches delivered more than they have in the past. The big storylines coming out of the show was Mysterio losing his mask, and David Flair turning on his father and allowing Hogan to retain the title. I can’t complain much about the booking, which had definitely been a weak point for the company over the last couple of months.

What did you think of Superbrawl IX? Loved it? Hated it? Didn’t watch it yet? Either way, keep the conversation going over @collectiveheel on Twitter, and let me know your thoughts. Take care of yourselves, and each other. I will be back soon enough with some more Collective Thoughts.