WCW Monday Nitro 11/27/95
Fans, Randy Savage is the new WCW Champion! Hulk Hogan had a hissy fit and vows it get that changed, even though Macho is his best friend. All tonight on Nitro!
Johnny B. Badd vs DDP WCW Television Championship
Come on. Again? Johnny has his Blaster back and now he has Kim by his side. How many gimmicks does Badd need? He's got the Badd Blaster. He's got frisbees, he's got sparklers, he's got Kim, he's got a cape. Overkill. DDP comes out with flowers for Kim. He gives the flowers to Kim and then sucker punches Badd. SWERVE. Tombcake. Inside the bouquet is a chain. Kim doesn't know what to do with it. Brain asks if anyone ever slapped Mongo during a game and how he reacted. “....I wore a helmet.” Kim throws the chain between DDP's legs. Badd gets it and decks DDP. Title retained. Johnny wants to know who she actually threw it to.
TO THE MEAN GENE. Gene is with Jimmy Hart and Kevin Sullivan. Kevin Sullivan wants to know why Luger is running around with Sting. Great, dissension a month into this alliance.
Cutie Suzuki/Mayumi Ozaki vs Bull Nakano/Akira Hokuto
For real? Two rematches from the PPV in a row? WHY ARE THEY SO LOUD? Just non-stop yelling and groaning. “I think she's rather attractive, in kind of a Oriental way.” This is really just a shortened version of the match the night before. Double double stomp to Bull. “They're trying to do some physical liposuction on that gut.” God damn, Mongo. I'm pretty sure Bull could beat your ass. You better watch your shirt mother fucker. Akira shows off her strength by botching and dead lifting into a powerbomb to recover it. “I have this fear that we're going to see more Japanese influence in WCW.” What the fuck, Eric, why are you so bothered at the idea of Japanese wrestlers in your company? Bull is over. Everyone goes to the floor. Akira comes out with a tope that lands on Bull. Bull appeared to injure her knee on the movie. Akira pins Cutie after spiking her with a fisherman buster suplex.
Saturday Night has Sting vs Kurasawa, That Mother Fucker, American Males, and IRS vs DOOGUN.
Hulk Hogan vs Hugh Morrus
Hugh's in ring Nitro debut. He's been in the DoD for at least a few weeks and I think made one Nitro appearance during a run in. Lol this reaction. I don't remember such negative reactions to Hulk during this period. WE WANT FLAIR chants start. Lol. Poor Hulk. Maybe he should have stayed on the Darkside. LOL Hugh gets a face reaction for putting Hulk down. Bischoff has to point out that the fans are chanting Hogan, Hogan, Hogan when they are silent and booing if making any noise. No Laughing Matter. Hulk HULKS UP to boos. This is great. Full on proto-Cena stuff here. These fans are just tired of Hulk's shit. Big boot and leg drop for the win. Was the NLM supposed to be a moonsault headbutt?
TO THE MEAN GENE. Gene speaks with new WCW Champion Randy Savage. Gene misspeaks, saying Macho has the title without a cloud of controversy hanging over it, when he meant there is a cloud of controversy hanging over it. Of course Hulk comes out to interrupt the promo. The title still has Hulk's name on it, but Macho is planning on getting that changed. Hulk has the footage of him being pulled under the ropes. But right before it happens, there is a tape malfunction. Lol. Giant runs out and attacks both men. Chokeslam to Macho on the floor! Right on the hip. I bet that hurt like a mother fucker. Hulk and Giant are in the ring and a ref is in there as well. Sting comes out to help Hulk. Hulk throws a few chair shots, one that knocks Giant over the top rope. Then he elbowed the ref in the face. The ref who had no reason to be there anyway, but Hulk had even less reason to elbow him in the face. Hulk beats Giant to the back. God, Hulk the person and the character is an asshole. Still pissy over his friend winning, does what he can to get the decision changed instead of just asking for a title shot. Then Macho gets laid out while Hulk not only beats up Giant, but knocks out a ref FOR FUN and then beats Giant all the way to the back while Macho is still dead on the floor. Macho, the champion. Hulk, the whiny mother fucker who must look stronger than everyone. Pretty positive that whole segment was 100% his idea.
Arn Anderson/Brian Pillman vs Sting/Lex Luger
There is no Lex Luger. Did he stand his friend up? Oh, there he is, without music. Never mind, it was just Eric blowing his cue again. Christ. This dude WRITES THE SHOWS and telegraphs shit and jumps his cues almost every week. Arn and Sting start. Spinebuster 30 seconds in! Lex breaks the pin. Sting recovers and throws face busters all around. Stereo press slams. Lex tags in. Arn falls for the old test of strength fake out. Then Lex pokes Pillman in the eyes, rams Arn into him, sending Pillman to the guard rail. Stinger Splash. Scorpion Deathlock. Pillman goes up top. Lex shoves him off, but Pillman hits Sting on the way down and breaks the hold. Was it on purpose? Guys. Guys. Sting is hurt. I think he's hurt, guys. Pillman gets Lex distracted on the floor. Lex isn't there when Sting is ready to make the tag. All four men are in the ring. Nick Patrick isn't even counting. All four were in for a good 30 seconds. Sting rolls Pillman up and gets the 3. Arn immediately DDTs him. Ric Flair hits the ring and a beat down ensues. Nick gets decked. Where is Benoit? Hulk Hogan comes out to make a save. Hulk tries to go after Lex. Sting wouldn't let him.
Next week has...no idea.
A lot more enjoyable than WW3, but god damn Hulk Hogan is the most insecure piece of shit. Both the performer and the character. Let's see. When Lex showed up on the first Nitro, Hulk was extremely pissed and threatened at the idea of someone taking the spotlight from him and daring to challenge him for his title. He then began accusing his two best friends, Sting and Macho Man, of being against him. He makes up with them, but does it again a month later when he goes to the Darkside. He shits all over Sting and Macho, until Macho joined him for a week or two. He won't get pinned by the Giant, instead losing the title by DQ with a finish that involved 2 swerves and a thawed mummy. This is despite the fact that Giant has been built up as a killer and repeatedly, easily, laid Sting and Macho out.
Hulk mopes and gets pissy for the next month, again accusing Sting of shit, which would lead to a match between the two. WW3 comes around and he suddenly ditches the black, SHOOTS on the dirt sheets, and straight up says he's going to attack his friends if they get in his way. Then the battle royal happens and his best friend wins, but he kind of got screwed. Instead of congratulating his friend and asking for a title match (which Macho would no doubt give him), he throws a huge hissy fit on the PPV and tells Macho that his win wasn't legitimate and that he'd get it changed tomorrow because that is HIS belt.
The next night comes. Macho is delivering his first promo as champion. Hulk interrupts, basically tells him the same thing. Then Giant comes out and lays Savage out with one move. He and Hulk fight to the ring, where Hulk repeatedly hits him with a chair, knocks out a ref for no reason, and beats Giant to the back all while Macho has been down the entire time. Because you gotta look strong, brother. This isn't even mentioning that Hulk never gave his friends a title shot over the past year and a half. There is nothing about Hulk in WCW that is likable. He's such an asshole. Both the character and the person. I can't believe they were still trying to push him as the ultimate good guy when his on screen actions make him out to be a clear dick head. I'm glad the fans are turning on him. He deserves to be booed for his behavior.