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WCW Nitro Report for
November 2nd, 1998
pinned Norman Smiley
but the announcers focused far more on World War 3
on the match.
Wright's victory was one more step towards his silly
becoming WCW's top European wrestler.
pinned Kaz Hayashi
does have alot of potential. Hayashi hit Disco with
moonsault for a
near fall. Based on Sonny Onno's "victory" over
Saturday night, Onno is calling himself the top
wrestler in WCW.
Partially due to Onno's distraction, Disco was able
to score the
pin after a Piledriver. This will do wonders for
feuding with Sonny Onno over a meaningless title.
interviewed a returning Booker T. Booker T claimed
towards his brother, deciding to let him live his
then challenged Scott Hall to a match later in the
informing us that Hall was the villain who attacked
ago. Do I smell Stevie Ray attacking Booker T later
the evening? It
is nice to see Booker T back, though.
pinned Scott Putski
Putski wore his
usual outfit, the old Pirate/Madonna look. Finlay
virtually all the offense, and scored the pin after
Piledriver. Finaly is really being sold as a tough
whining backstage, until Kanyon confronted him and
him a crybaby.
It really does look like Raven will be turning
A video aired
of the Jericho/Goldberg non-feud. Although I heard
this idea, it now appears to be back on.
(w/Sonny Onno) pinned Scott Armstrong
Miller did his
usual lame act and his challenge was accepted by
Although Scott went on the immediate attack, Miller
destroyed Scott with a Roundhouse Kick. Steve
in to make the
save and he was quickly destroyed by Miller as well.
about destroying the entire Armstrong family; a
Dusty Rhodes did that long ago.
Windham with The
Meltdown. Not pretty, but
interviewed Bret Hart, who begged out of his
match with Lex
Luger due to a groan pull. Hart is really getting
persona, taking pleasure in injuring his opponents.
confronted Hart and ended up kicking his ass
(nailing Mean Gene
process). Hart really is a great heel.
shown of the Ric Flair/Hulk Hogan cage match from
Halloween Havoc 1994 (Flair's "retirement" match).
Of course, all the clips
were of Hogan
appears to be prominent in this feud now; will Hogan
clean to Flair?
Horseman were interviewed after the clips were shown
was there this
week). Arn Anderson was the main speaker; amazingly
claimed that Bischoff was dishonoring Hogan as well,
was a good wrestler at that point (yeah, right). As
delivered a strong, credible interview. Ric Flair
mic. As much as
I usually enjoy Ric's interviews, this one paled in
Heavyweight Champion Scott Norton (w/Vincent) pinned
Bad, but at
least short. Norton can be effective when with a
Hammer certainly is not. Norton won after a
challenged Eddie Guerreroto a brawl and Eddie obliged. It was
good, but then of course the LwO all attacked as
Konnan made the
save claimed that Eddie was using the LwO just
like Raven used
The Flock. Pretty interesting. The LwO looked torn,
didn't want to feud with Konnan. Seattle Mariners
shortstop Alex Rodriguez
was scheduled to face Kenny Kaos, but Steiner went
JJ Dillon and the announcers. Scott was swearing,
sometimes audible over the bleeps. The match never
happened due to
Scott's tantrum. Scott came off as more crazy than
These two work
together as well as anyone. The announcers paid no
the bout, a feeling that the fans echoed. Psychosis
off the top rope. After the LwO distracted Rey,
Psychosis scored the victory. While I
never like to
see Mysterio lose, it was nice to see Psychosis get a
interviewed WCW Television Champion Chris Jericho.
Jericho may be the
funniest man in the sport. He claimed to respect
then mocked him for all it was worth.
Jericho is a
defeated Raven via disqualification
Raven sulked in
the corner before the match.
Lodi came to ringside
but he was run
to the back by Mongo. Raven applied the drop toe
sending Dean crashing face first into the steel
Kanyon tried to interfere but Chris Benoit repulsed
behind, Bret Hart jumped Benoit, and locked him into
Luger made the save, making a mockery of Hart's
Champion Chris Jericho fought WCW Cruiserweight
to a time limit draw
Jericho's TV Title was
the belt at stake. Kidman is the 1998 MVP of
was given more credibility by becoming such a viable
Jericho. Kidman hit
The Shooting Star Press but took
alot of the
blow himself and was too injured to go for the
Jericho with a flying
bodypress just as the time limit
match; these two work very well together. I'm not
sure which of
the two is a better worker, there both that good.
announced that Buff Bagwell was fined $50,000, and
for their attack on Dillon last week. Steiner
stormed out and tore
announcers desk. He REALLY looked crazy. Buff did
act and asked
Kenny Kaos to join him in the ring. Buff lured Kaos
into the ring
and Scott beat the hell out of him. Scott locked
the Steiner Recliner and left him laid out. I can't
Bischoff cleared all the cursing Scott did.
defeated Scott Hall via disqualification
sober this time. Both men are very solid, if
brawl, if somewhat slow. Hall was DQ'ed for hitting
Not doing the job to Hall gives Booker T
match for Booker T.
defeated The Giant via disqualification
slow moving affair. Luger has always been awful and
keeps getting fatter. While WCW usually has a great
the main event
this match is a ratings killer. Bret Hart caused the
DQ by attacking
Luger with the safety railing; really, he put us all
out of our
misery. Goldberg made the save and accidentally
Luger. Will we see a Goldberg vs. Luger match?
Goldberg seems to have
a big problem
with "accidentally" spearing his allies.
We published a
hysterical sketch about The Rock several issues
and the person
who sent it in neglected to credit the REAL author.
Please, if you
send in anything not of your own creation, just
the source. Do
not take credit for someone else's creation; besides
plagiarism, its also bad manners. Dante Beck was the
that very funny
sketch, and the rest of his writings can be found
interesting stuff at the site, so I suggest you
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Submitted by reader:
There has been
a lot of healthy debate in this newsletter over the
WcW vs. WWF
question. Although a few months ago I thought Nitro
the hell out of
Raw, I now enjoy the WWF shows far more. I find that
WCW wastes most
of their talent, I tune into see Nash vs. Hogan,
vs. Sting, Hart
vs. Flair, Giant vs. Hennig, I'd even settle for
Jericho, or Benoit vs.
Instead when I tune in
to Nitro or
worse yet a pay
per view, I see
Lodi, Norman Smiley,
Fit Finley and
Rick Steiner. For Rick Steiner to appear at
Halloween Havoc twice with WcW's stacked roster is
as he is not
main event material and the fans don't
much about him. There are several talented and
who did not
even appear at the even that could have been put to
Second, I find
that many WcW angles do not make sense. Take for
Jericho's matches, we
never found out why this was
I also hated seeing
Karl Malone, and Kevin Greene wrestle although
are at least
athletes. Jay Leno's wrestling career was part of
wrestling look like a joke to non-fans. Finally, I
Goldberg is champion and why Bret Hart (doing the
his career-putting him out of everyone's league)
to DDP. I like
to watch the WWF even though I think it some of it
does not belong
on television (Vince's enema and the Godfather come
Every week I
see the top stars performing in storylines that make
sense, not long
poorly thought out interviews from some of the
I feel that
used to be the fed that gave us good wrestling
while the WWF scrambled to fill the void left by
signed. The WWF
definitely a superior program today with both better
angles. While WcW provides a good product, it fails
entertainment value that the WWF shows do. This
could change in the
future, I say
we start a
"fire Bischoff" movement, to rid wrestling of the
buried the AWA and the careers of many fine
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Ed (not a
teenager, boring and middle class fan of HBK and
Submitted by reader: Josh E.
As a writer for
various online newsletters and a major wrestling
mogul, if I do
say so myself. I have some news on the Triple Threat
deal. First of
all, some people say that Sabu may jump ship, but I
look for that
to be highly unlikely. Candido/ Douglas/ Sabu?? It
sound right. Others say that Taz will join; if this
true, it'd be a
huge turn because when you think of it, this is
the "Taz thing to do". My personal opinion lies with
going into the mix, and filling in the third spot.
Keep in mind
that Tommy Dreamer NEEDS a mystery partner. If Terry
up, could we see somebody like Candido being his
Dreamer in a brand new role as a Triple Threat
set up big talk in the ECW. But now that they've
of their key athletes, ECW may be sinking.
Look at it this
way, many TV stations have cut them off recently,
gone, The Sandman is gone, WWF has lost interest in
sponsors are pulling back, and even worse, for all
that like the hardcore and extreme style of
brought us for many years...well....every Monday
off of cages and Al Snow does moonsaults with
WWF has taken the "ECW gimmick" and brought it into
has seen better days........
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Submitted by reader: Clint
Survivor Series- Terry Funk returns at the beginning
show. He tells
the fans that there are many factions in the world
not nearly as many are as devastating as the one he
unleash on the WWF. He warns all groups to be
forewarned of a
new power to
night it is Mankind/Al Snow vs. The Headbangers.
down and jumps
Mick and Al with a chair, leaving them laid out in
ring. He grabs
the mike and yells "We're coming!"
comes out and tells the people to watch Raw as the
member of his
ALLIANCE is revealed.
Raw- Scorpio is
wrestling Farooq in an actually good match.
from the crowd and distracts both men. They are
in the ring
yelling at Terry on the floor. Suddenly, from the
runs in the ring with the
Singapore cane and
them out. Then
Terry comes in and uses the chair on both of them.
interview Justin and Terry, and then Scorpio comes
Justin to a match the next night on Raw.
Scorpio wrestle in the main event of the first hour.
Farrooq are in the corners. Suddenly, Chris Candido
Sunny run to
ringside and take out Farrooq. They all enter the
and beat down
Scorpio. They all stand in the ring with Funk. Funk
grabs the mic
and says " This is only the tip of the iceberg." He
tag champions The New Age Outlaws to a match next
for the titles
against their mystery team.
is interviewed with Joel Gertner.
Raw-As the NAO
stand in the ring, Terry introduces their newest
Dudley Boys! In a classic match, all of DX and Funks
involved. They call themselves the Threat. NAO drop
belts via the
3D on Billy and breaks his neck. A dark man is seen
the rafters as
the show goes off the air.
December PPV- A
four man match takes place. Triple H, HBK, X-Pac and
Dog face off
against Candido, Credible, and the
them to ringside. The match is classic, an all out
over the arena.
Suddenly a masked man attacks HBK in the back. Him
attacks HBK and leaves him helpless there while
gets the pin.
As they come back, the entire group turns on Terry
beats him down
in the middle of the ring. Again the man is seen in
this time with a companion.
Strom is introduced as a new member with his lady,
Candido grabs the mike and says they have a new
the Threat. He
challenges HBK to face the new leader later that
on Raw. DX
comes out and accepts the challenge. HBK waits in
ring, and the
Threat's music begins to play and SHANE DOUGLAS
OUT. It is a
see saw battle until X-Pac comes out to help, then
both factions are out. As they battle it out, Funk
seen in the
rafters with the two men.
Dudleys face X-Pac and the newest member of DX, Rob
This time Funk
is seen with two men in the front row, they are
Blue hoods. Van Dam and X-Pac have the match won
Candido and Douglas come out to cause the DQ. They
notice Funk and go
to taunt him,
the two men sit up, and nail them with their chairs!
They throw off the hoods and its the bWo, Blue
Meanie and SuperNova!
They run off
into the stands with Funk.
Raw- Funk and
the bWo are interviewed. Funk says there is more to
come. The bWo
challenge the Dudley's to a match that night on Raw.
match, Candido comes out and Funk takes care of him.
out, a fan jumps over the guard rail with a luchador
mask on. He
pulls Douglas around and NAILS him with a superkick.
takes off the
mask to reveal STEVIE RICHARDS!!!! Right after this
they nail D-Von
with the Blue Light Special and win the belts.
Raw- The Threat
comes out and say there is an APB out on Justin,
for a few days. Then Douglas calls Funk out. He
to a match next week, Funk accepts, but says make it
match. Him and Candido versus him and a mystery
and Storm wrestle the bWo. The bWo wins with the
Then DX comes out and beat both teams. They grab the
mic and say
they have another new member and he'll be introduced
next night on
RAW- DX comes
out and introduces their newest member as none other
CREDIBLE!!!! This infuriates The Threat in the back.
They walk to
the ring and bad mouth DX, and suddenly Funk runs to
attacks Douglas and Candido. They beat him down. As
helpless in the
ring, TOMMY DREAMER runs out and lays out Candido
Douglas with a
chair. He helps Terry up and the rest of their group
comes out and
stands in the ring. Terry grabs the mic and says
RAW to see one
RAW- The whole
Funk group is in the ring. He says, he must be
on, his time is
over. He asks the fans to always remember him, and
to accept his
replacement and to know the leader of the wrestlers
Tommy. He tells Tommy to follow in his footsteps. He
asks to turn
off the lights. As the lights come back on, he is no
longer in the
ring, but PAUL E. DANGEROUSLY is! He says this is
future of the
WWF. This is the EXTREME ALLIANCE!!!! He asks Shane
tomorrow night on Raw.
Raw- The match
is classic. Tommy comes into his own and controls
of the match.
As he prepares Shane for the DDT, a hooded man runs
ringside and does a belly-to-back suplex on him. He
off the hood to
reveal TAZ!!!! They beat him down until the EA save
him. Paul E.
challenges TAZ to face his next member that Sunday,
enough. Taz accepts.
TAZ stands in the ring. Paul E. comes out and again
asks to dim the
lights. As they reappear SABU stands in the ring and
takes TAZ out
with an Air Sabu. A classic match with Sabu winning,
as the Extreme
Alliance's legacy just begins.
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