WCW Thunder 3/12/98

 

The go home show for Uncensored. 

The Giant comes to the ring. I can’t handle Big Show coming to the ring without WELLLLLLLLLLLL IT’S THE BIG SHOOOOOWWWWW. Can’t handle it at all. He says he’ll take on the entire nWo tonight. BY HIMSELF! This brings out Liz and Savage. Macho likes it. Then Sting comes out. They’re regular bros now. Sting and Savage still have some tension. I must have missed it, but Sting challenges Savage to a match for his title tonight. 

Brad Armstrong vs Raven

Raven tries to get Brad to change his mind about this match and maybe join The Flock. He talks about Brad being rookie of the year in 1980 and tag champion in 1981. He then talks about Bob Armstrong and how the bookers were jealous of him. Brad thinks about it and Raven Evenflows him. What a dick. 

TO THE SCHIAVONE. Tony brings Jericho out. Wearing Juvi’s mask and a Rey Jr. shirt. Jericho feels good, so he offers Dean a title match tonight. Jericho is a trophy collector and if he wins tonight, Dean has to rename the Texas Cloverleaf to the Canadian Jericholeaf.

Kendall Windham vs Jim Duggan

Man. I wanted to see a good Kendall match with some other random mid card guy, but then Duggan came out. Fuck. The only good match Duggan had after 1985 was that match with Vader that was super stiff and ended in a reverse powerbomb. It goes to the floor very early. HOOOOOOOOO. Tough guy! Kendall has a good left hand. 20 minutes into the show with out a gif isn’t a good sign. Duggan wins with Old Glory. 

Scott Steiner vs Johnny Grunge

Steiner offers a handshake. Hopefully there is a brutal suplex or table bump here. PE were SO lame in WCW. Overhead belly to belly. Grunge starts to make a come back. He goes to the table, but Steiner catches him on the apron. Grunge fights back on the apron. He gets knocked off and takes a lame bump through the table. Steiner Recliner for the win. 

TO THE SCHIAVONE. He brings out Eddie Guerrero. I much prefer Tony doing these than Tenay. But shit, Tony, you’re on TV every week, try to take care of yourself a little more. You fat fuck. Get a hair cut. Drop 10 pounds. You work around a bunch of fitness freaks, ask them to help you out. Eddie talks about Chavo disgracing the family name. Chavo comes out. Eddie wants a match with Chavo to set him straight. When Eddie wins, Chavo has to do whatever Eddie says. 

Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs Eddie Guerrero 

Shit gets real right away. Eddie bails to the floor and gets hit with a giant plancha. Eddie tries for a super rana, but is thrown off the ropes. Chavo hits a great diving tornado DDT, but Eddie was in the ropes for the pin. He comes back with the brainbuster and a particularly impactful frog splash. Chavo is now Eddie’s slave. 

Hall, Hogan, and Bischoff come to the ring. They agree to Giant’s challenge, and are pretty excited about Sting vs Savage. Hall wants everyone to know that The Outsiders don’t like controversy and don’t want to cause any controversy. That’s a weird thing to say. 

Konnan vs Lizmark Jr. 

I’ve already seen this match. I don’t want to see it again. I don’t even want to see Juvi vs Konnan. I don’t want to see Konnan do anything but dialysis. Konnan wins. For some reason, they cut super wide at the landing of the 187. He tries to take the mask off, but Juvi again makes the save. Konnan waits and attacks from behind. He hits a muscle buster and throws Juvi by his hair. 

TO THE SCHIAVONE. He brings out Hennig and Rude. Perfect rocking the white variant nWo shirt. Bret is fucked. And not only that, they’re going to book all the first class tickets so Bret can’t sit up there. That means coach. And that means no sex. What the fuck are you talking about, Rude? 

Saturn vs Disco Inferno

What the fuck, Disco gets pyro now. Lol. Saturn just beats his ass down in the corner from the very start. Did no one tell Saturn he was balding? Lodi lays some shots in on the floor. He turns around to a Disco lariato. Pumphandle throw. Falcon Arrow. Second rope elbow, but Disco gets the boot up. Disco makes a come back and hits his 5 moves of doom. Head and arm Tazplex right into the Ring of Saturn for the win.

The Giant vs The nWo

I think this is 1 vs 8. Hall starts out and gets press slammed. They all bump at him one at a time, which makes no sense to me. Powerbomb to Konnan. IDIOT. He just got himself disqualified. He could have just done that anytime. This time he had all of the dudes to beat up and he ruined it in a minute and a half. Giant is shackled. Nash comes out and throws coffee on him. Giant breaks the chains and runs after Nash.

Dean Malenko vs Chris Jericho WCW Cruiserweight Championship

Jericho attacked during Dean’s entrance. Big stalling suplex. God damn, those are some of the ugliest tights I’ve ever seen. They look like an oil stain in a parking lot on a rainy day. Dean locks on the Cloverleaf. New champion! Dean takes Juvi’s mask off. It was Lenny Lane! SWERVE! Jericho comes out and ambushes both Dean and Lanny. 

Lex Luger vs Scott Norton

God, Lex is terrible. I swear he just forgets he’s a pro wrestler at various times during matches. Scott Steiner runs in to thankfully end this already short match. Rick comes in, dumps Norton out of the ring, and Scott tries to bail. But he ran right back into Lex, who throws him back in the ring. Norton ambushes Rick. Rick and Lex fight off and the nWo bail.

Randy Savage vs Sting WCW Championship

Savage attacks as Sting gets in the ring. It’s a short brawl. Sting still has his jacket on when he locks in the Deathlock. Hall and Hogan hit the ring and attack. I swear, Savage has more offense on Hogan during run ins than Sting has had in 3 matches with him. The rest of the nWo come out. Sting and Savage fight them off. They call for more help. Sting calls for his harness. It comes out and he awkwardly hooks himself and Savage up to it and they bail out to the rafters. 

As far as go home shows go, this wasn’t very good. Just a bunch of short non matches with run ins all night long.

The announced card for Uncensored:

Sting vs Scott Hall WCW Championship

Randy Savage vs Hulk Hogan Steel Cage Match

Bret Hart vs Curt Hennig

The Giant vs Kevin Nash

Lex Luger vs Scott Steiner

Chris Benoit vs DDP vs Raven WCW US Championship

Eddie Guerrero vs Booker T WCW TV Championship

Chris Jericho vs Dean Malenko WCW Cruiserweight Championship

Konnan vs Juventud Guerrera

You’ll notice that this show didn’t have Bret, DDP, Raven, Benoit, or Booker on the go home show of a PPV they all have big matches on.

Pretty solid looking card minus Lex and Konnan.

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