The final Clash. It's kind of weird that they kept it going as long as they did after the Nitro era and having monthly PPVs.
Jeff Jarrett vs Steve McMichael WCW US Championship
This has to be the blow off match for this feud. RIGHT? RIGHT?!?! PLEASE!!! This has to end. I can't take any more of it. Oh my god, it's a commercial break match, too. Eddie shows up and accidentally hits Jeff with the belt. Mongo pins Jeff. New champion! THIS IS THE END, RIGHT?!?!!?!?
TO THE MEAN GENE. Alex Wright comes out to speak German. Gene makes some more xenophobic comments, actually threatening to cut the interview of Alex didn't speak English.
TO DINNER & A MOVIE. Gene is with Paul Gilmartin and Chef Claude Man. Tomorrow night, The Jerk will be shown on TBS. They're going to be making BIG JERKED CHICKEN for the movie.
Stevie Richards vs Raven
Raven's WCW debut. Well, as Raven, at least. Stevie's "main" show debut. Weirdly, Raven is said to have no music by Tony, but WWE dubbed in a theme for him. And Raven still isn't officially signed to WCW. Raven only agrees to do the match if it is no DQ. Tony puts over the idea of Raven having multiple foot surgeries, leading to his right foot being shorter than the left, which manifests in his boot being "built up" and presumably loaded on that side. Weird seeing Raven doing Cactus elbows to Stevie on WCW TV. This is essentially a 1994 Raw squash. Raven wins with the Evenflow quite handily.
Ultimo Dragon vs Alex Wright WCW TV Championship
Before the match, there is a video covering Ultimo's career, and him explaining that WCW has fucked up his name in America, and his name is actually Ultimo Dragon, the last student of Bruce Lee. Now, Ultimo was 7 when Bruce Lee died. Am I to believe that Bruce Lee's last student was a second grader? This was just an excuse to finally start calling him Ultimo instead of Ultimate, so whatever. You know, Alex's double fist salute thing is weirdly Naziish. Idk how I never noticed. Maybe just stick to the dancing. Ultimo is the same size or slightly shorter than referee Mark Curtis. Yet, he's able to physical overpower the SIGNIFICANTLY bigger Alex Wright multiple times. Alex starts working the lower back of Ultimo. Lol at Ultimo doing a Tiger feint when Alex isn't even looking at him. These two do not have the best chemistry. Alex hits a German suplex OUTTA NOWHERE. New champion!
Eddie Guerrero vs Chris Jericho WCW Cruiserweight Championship
Brain CONTINUES to cut promos on Reggie Miller. Lol. Tony says that Eddie has had the biggest attitude change of anyone in years. Are we forgetting Hulk Hogan turning heel and joining the nWo? Or Sting dressing in black and becoming a mute who hangs out in the rafters? A lot of stoogy stalling from Eddie when Jericho gets any flurries of offense. You got powerbombs and super ranas and giant swings, but no heat or flow. Jericho COMPLETELY botches the triangle crossbody to the floor, somehow not clearing the top rope when jumping from the middle rope, hitting the apron before splattering on the floor. Lol. This apparently fucks up the rest of the match, because everything after this is just a mess of scrambling to recover. Jericho wins with a roll up in a rapid fire roll up sequence. Title retained. Eddie beat Jericho up after the match.
The hype video for War Games is great, because the match going on appears to be PE/Scotty Riggs/Hardbody Harrison vs High Voltage/Steve Regal/Wrath. Which is hilarious on its own, but the cage also clearly doesn't have the roof on, plus PE beat up Harrison multiple times in it, despite him having to be on their team based on the other guys.
Psychosis/Villano IV/Villano V/Silver King vs Super Calo/Juventud Guerrera/Lizmark JR./Hector Garza
LUCHA FUCKERY IS AFOOT. Someone will probably die in this. Here are the gifs: Rudos win. Interestingly, there really weren't any botches. At least nothing big enough to mention. Crazy considering the people in this match and the match type in general.
TO THE DINNER & A MOVIE. We're still cookin'. All the foods are named after Randy Savage and the nWo. HOLY SHIT. DINNER AND A MOVIE HAVE JOINED THE NWO! LMAO. PAUL GILMARTIN HAS JUST TURNED HEEL ON WCW! MY GOD! Macho then comes out while Chef Claude and Paul throw food at Gene. You see, Macho had them cater the nWo's birthday party. After Macho leaves, DDP comes out, wrecks the kitchen, and hits Paul with a Kanyon Cutter. BANG! Incredible segment. #synergy
Syxx/Konnan vs Ric Flair/Curt Hennig
How did Konnan get involved in this shit? You could put literally anyone else in the nWo into this match and it'd be better. Even Virgil. Scrape Paul Gilmartin off the floor and put him in the match. Chef Claude is free. Get him in there. Flair would bump for him. Syxx dominates the opening exchange with Flair. Then the chops start. Fucking dying at Konnan's version of the "missed a dropkick and took a bump" spot, which is more like a "I slipped on a banana peel" spot since he never jumps for it. He just takes a training school bump. Shit is hilariously awful every time. As Flair was about to put Konnan in the figure four, Perfect threw Syxx, who went rolling right into Ric's leg. Perfect Plex on Konnan gets the win. Weirdly, Flair doesn't sell the knee at all after the match.
TO THE MEAN BY GOD GENE. Gene demands Perfect to finally give a straight answer on being a Horseman. He says no. "No you're not going to tell us, or no you're not a Horseman?" "That's right." Perfect leaves. Come on. This shit. How long can they drag this out?
Scott Hall/Randy Savage vs DDP/Lex Luger WCW Tag Team Championships
Now, Nash is allowing Macho to defend the titles with Hall to celebrate the nWo's birthday. Which was 2 months ago. Kevin Nash remains at ringside as the rest of the group heads to the back. A bunch of balloons dropped before the match, so it sounds like a bunch of rednecks shooting off their guns for the first few minutes. Lex starts with Hall and is quickly blasted on the floor by Nash. Nash is then ejected. I don't know why he was allowed out there to begin with. DDP works most of the match as FIP. Lex gets the hot tag and has Hall in the rack. Macho pokes DDP in the eye, then Lex is bumped into DDP in the corner. DDP backs up and grabs whoever was behind him to hit the Kanyon Cutter. Which happened to be Lex. Hall pins Lex. Titles retained. I get what they were going for, but it didn't come off well.
The nWo comes out to celebrate its birthday. Minus Hogan, who is filming a movie in Montreal. As Bischoff makes demands to Ted Turner, the audio feed is taken over by a low hum. The lights begin to flicker. In the rafters is STING. With a VULTURE. When the lights come back, another bird is in the ring.
When a man's heart is full of deceit, it burns up, dies, and a dark shadow falls over his soul.
From the ashes of a once great man has risen a curse.
A wrong that must be righted.
We look to the skies for a vindicator.
Someone to strike fear into the black hearts of the same men who created him.
The battle between good and evil has begun.
Against an army of shadows comes a dark warrior.
The purveyor of good with the voice of silence and a mission of justice.
THIS IS STING.
Dinnner & A Movie swerve is the greatest swerve in the history of COTC.