Issue # 112
Sunday December 27th, 1998 10:37 pm
The Wrestling Booking
Results from STARRCADE
'98.............Copyright- Steve Appy of The Wrestling Booking Sheet ©1998, 1999, 2000
Washington D.C. @ MCI
By Mark George (attkdonkey)
The PPV opens
with the announcement that The 4 Horsemen are banned
arena by Eric
Bischoff, a stipulation that Ric Flair agrees to.
defeats JUVENTUD GUERRERA via pinfall.
entertaining Triple Threat match between Kidman,
Juvi and Rey Mysterio
retained the Cruiserweight Title despite
interference from Eddie Guerrero. Kidman reversed an
inside cradle on Juve after Mysterio made the
Guerrero, disgusted by the efforts of Juvi and Rey,
Kidman and he
defeats Eddie Guerrerovia pinfall.
no signs of an injured rotator cuff and proved to be
a stud by
to back matches that dominated the first hour of the
Rey Mysterio, Kidman delivered the Shooting Star
Press for the
win and defends
his title twice in one night.
defeats PRINCE IAUKEA via submission.
Why?? A match
that is unwatchable even on Nitro somehow made
of the action and claimed victory with the Norman
appears and mentions how he and Nash had always
talked about being
He takes blame for his 1998 problems and vows that
1999 will be
defeats "THE CAT" EARNEST MILLER via pinfall.
The Cat spent
more time ringside jawing with fans than he did
inside the ring.
kick by Sonny Onno hits Miller instead and allows
Saturn to deliver
Valley Driver and the win.
interviews Ric Flair. Classic Ric Flair on display
as he talks
and kicking Bischoff's ass. Then a promo is shown
Bichoff as the
evil power monger he is.
SCOTT NORTON &
BRIAN ADAMS defeat FIT FINLAY & JERRY FLYNN via
lackluster matchup not even worthy of PPV status.
The most important
part of this
match is the announcement that Goldberg/Nash is NO
Flynn to get the win.
interviews Eric Bischoff. More hype for his match
sarcastic apology to Flair and his family. Then
mentions Flair is broke
and needs to
wrestle for the money.
CHRIS JERICHO via submission.
Does this mean
Jericho is on his way
out of WCW? A decent match saw Jericho
fail to get the
win despite hitting Konnan with the belt while the
applied the Tequila Sunrise to gain the win and the
defeats RIC FLAIR via pinfall.
A fired up Ric
Flair delivered punishment to Bischoff for most of
signs of bleeding. Inadvertent contact by Flair
referee out. An
attempt at the Figure 4 was denied when Curt Hennig
gave Bischoff a foreign object which he used to
knock Flair out
cold. The ref
revived and gave the 3 count. Very disappointing
DDP defeats THE
GIANT via pinfall.
dominated the entire match and even delivered a few
nice power moves.
Bret Hart came
ringside and hit The Giant accidentally with a
Choke Slam by using a variation of the Diamond
Cutter from the top
rope and got
defeats GOLDBERG via pinfall.
The main event
of the night held its own. The two traded submission
holds and a
few 2 counts
when Goldberg seemed to go for the Spear while Nash
was down. Then
in Wolfpac gear runs to the ring and gets
dispatched. Then Bam
steps in and Goldberg diposes of him. Then Scott
Hall, dressed in
clothes, attacks Goldberg with a stun gun and lays
him out. Oblivious
to all of this,
Nash rises only to find Goldberg down. He delivers
gets the 3 count and the WCW Heavyweight Title.
mediocre PPV. Billed as the premier wrestling PPV by
WCW is far from
Hall vs. Bam Bam Bigelow never took place and Lex
Luger vs. Scott
happened either despite showing backstage scenes.
WWF still gets
more out of
less, even in PPV's.
Night Heat Report for
December 27th, 1998
introduced Kane, the newest member of The
Kane as a menace to society, a man with no redeeming
Vince spent a good three minutes insulting him,
warning him that if
he turned on
the Corporation, he would be sent back to the
institution. For the
main event, it
was announced that Kane would face X-Pac. In an
Vince demanded that Kane thank him, an eerie sound
voice box. How long until Kane chokeslams McMahon?
offered to get Vince some coffee, but he demanded
that Kane retrieve
himself. An enraged Kane left to get the
defeated Golga & Kurrgan in via disqualificaton in
Animal" Steele accomponied The Oddities to the ring;
for no logical
charged the ring and hit Mosh with a foreign object.
destroyed The Headbangers, and looked pretty lame in
Terri Runnells joined Michael Cole in the ring for
that their partnership will be known as PMS (Pretty
both Terri and Jackie look great, they lose it when
Interviews aren't their specialities. Poor Michael
answer to Howard Finkle, took a low blow and was
left laying on the
mat. The kind
of pain Cole experienced is the only way for men to
a little teasing leads to plenty of pain.
Jerry Brisco &
Pat Patterson tried to bully Kane into getting them
well, which led
to Kane giving them a look that froze them in their
Brisco truly is
Jeff Jarrett &
Owen Hart (w/Debra McMichael) pinned Val Venis & The
in 3:07 when Jarrett pinned Venis
complemented her ample bosom; The Godfather offered
Debra a job as
one of his
hoe's, which she turned down and declared that she
was out of his
removing her shirt, which distracted poor Venis.
Venis down with
a Front Russian Leg Sweep; a little bit of cleavage
is all it
takes to kill
Venis. Then again, I was distracted as well.
WWF World Tag
Team Champions Ken Shamrock & The Big Boss Man
defeated Matt &
Jeff Hardy vis
submission in 1:55
announced that Shamrock & The Boss Man would face
the #1 contenders, and
it was inferred
that they would face The Acolytes or The New Age
course, what we
got was The Hardy's. Shamrock forced Jeff Hardy to
submission, and The Acolytes immediatly charged the
tag team champions, with both Shamrock & The Boss
on the mat.
video aired of all the WWF superstars over the past
year; very well
While it hinted
at talent depth that the WWF doesn't truly have,
just as good as
McMahon & Shawn Michaels) pinned European Champion
X-Pac (w/Triple H &
The New Age
1:21 in a Non-Title
HBK ordered DX
back to the locker room, which they were reluctant
to do. X-Pac
hit Kane in the
knee with a chair to take an early advantage, and
facebuster for a near fall. The size advantage was
too much to
though, and Kane hit the Chokeslam for the pin. Kane
was ready to set
X-Pac up for a
Tombstone, and DX
stormed the ring and made the save.
DECEMBER 25, 1998 -
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opened with Announcer Joey Styles in the ring
welcoming the crowd.
Taz came in
carrying the FTW Title Belt and said, "Receipt No. 3
will happen to
Taz and Sabu will meet for the FTW Title tonight. He
"He does the
hype, Douglas (ECW Champion Shane Douglas), pays the
regular ECW opening, Justin Credible came to the
ring accompanied by
Jason and The Blonde Bimbo's Bimbo, Chastity. On
their way to the
got into a shouting match with an Afro American
woman in the
crowd. When she
finally got into the ring, Chastity removed her long
was wearing a
black dress that showed just a "bit" of cleavage.
pissed at her
about in and chased her out of the ring, telling her
to go back to
On her way
back, Chastity again got into it with the woman. The
woman came over
the guard rail
and got into a verbal and shoving match with
Chastity. They got
into the ring
and a cat fight erupted, much to the pleasure of the
pulled them apart. Justin talked with Chastity about
what was going on
smashed her over the head with his Singapore Cane.
Justin gave the
woman the Cane
and she got a few shots in on Chastity. Ring
Announcer Bob Artese
came in to
protect Chastity, but was nailed by Justin with the
Cane for his
Dreamer stormed in and made the save. Terry Funk
came out and
called him "a
yellow chicken %$^&," and offered to face him "with
back." As he continued his verbal barrage, Justin
came back into the
ring and said
that if Tommy wants "to get to him, he has to go
thru Terry Funk,"
The woman came
back in and hit Tommy with a low blow from behind.
clock, and Funk said, "Meet my new protege." With
after Funk, but Justin stopped him in a hurry. Jason
into the ring and laid it across Tommy's left leg.
Justin smashed a
chair into the
ladder as Tommy screamed in pain. This got us our
first "Oh, my
G-d" of the
night from Joey. Justin and Funk then applied Double
Holds on Tommy.
We saw Joel
Gertner, advisor to The Dudley's Boyz, with Bubba
Ray, D-Von, Big
Dick and Sign
Guy. He did his usual funny bit and said now that
The Dudley Boyz
aren't the ECW
Tag Team Champions, they will be badder than ever.
Bubba Ray said
nothing to lose, so at the next ECW PPV, Guilty As
Charged (GAC), they
will be out for
blood. The Dudley Boyz have to be the best "heels"
in the game.
Styles was at
the announcers position and gave the card for the
show: Taz will
defend his FTW
Title v. Sabu; Rob Van Dam (RVD) "Mr. Monday Night /
F'N Show" Van
Dam will defend the ECW TV Title v. Balls Mahoney;
face Antifaz Del Norte, in a
Japan v. Mexico match.
The first match
was the Tajiri v. Del Norte match and was shown high
Following are some of the moves and action we saw:
After a feeling out
period with a
series of chain moves, Tajiri hit a Side Kick to the
first of many
big Kicks he would land, and then a High Cross Body,
followed by a
Tajiri nailed an Asahi Moonsault and a major Kick to
the head, that
got our second
"Oh, my G-d" from Mr. Joey. Tajiri applied a
Tarantula, which is
move performed on the top rope, a new move to Joey
and me. Tajiri
up with a Camel Clutch, but missed a Moonsault,
allowing Del Norte
to get back
into the match. Del Norte hit several hard blows to
followed by a
Corkscrew Plancha. Del Norte missed a Tornado DDT,
Huricanrana and a Springboard Corkscrew Plancha.
Tajiri kicked out of a
Del Norte hit a Flying Elbow off the top turn
buckle, but again
out. Del Norte hit a top rope Huricanrana. Tajiri
came back with a
Leg Sweep, and
followed up with a Brain Buster. Del Norte kicked
out of a pin
hit a Dragon Suplex and Del Norte went off and
dreamed of his
next dish of
refried beans and rice. A great match between two
high fliers. Note
to WCW and WWF:
Take notes. This is how this type match should be
We saw Van Dam
and his Manager Bill "Fonzie" Alfonso back stage.
Van Dam did his
standard "I am
the Whole F'N Show" bit. As many times as I have
seen him do it,
I still find it
interesting to watch.
Dangerous Danny Doring, with his pet Amish Road
Kill, welcoming Robert
"I must be 75
years old" Gibson to ECW. Steve "De Truth" Prazak,
ECW's answer to
was there also. Doring went into a tirade, talking
in murdering chickens. Gibson listened (his hearing
aid was on
didn't know what to make of Doring or Road Kill.
Prazak took up space.
about Doring's lineage and said Gibson must be his
thru a funny
bit on about it.
The next match
was the Van Dam v. Mahoney ECW TV Title Match.
Fonzie was with
RVD and Balls
had his chair. The match started fast and never
slowed down, as
RVD came off
the top turn buckle at Balls, who looked like he was
going for The
Suite right away. RVD blocked it. Action went to the
RVD with his ham hocks and threw him into the guard
picked up a can
of soda and planted it between RVD's eyes. RVD
into the guard
rail and it looked like it bent with the force of
the impact. RVD
into the crowd and hit a Springboard Moonsault off
the guard rail
onto him. RVD
went to the top turn buckle and flew off it with a
Balls, who was still out in the crowd. If he had
would have needed a Passport! It was Un-F'N'-Real!
You had to see
it to believe
it. He landed on Balls and the concrete and
apparently hurt his
left leg. Joey
was to stunned to even give us an "Oh, my G-d." Back
in the ring
and RVD hit a
Scoop and Slam, followed by a High Frog Splash, but
not often done after a RVD Froggie. Balls came back
a Slam. He then hit a Frog Splash (considering his
like a Bull
frog Splash) of his own, but RVD kicked out. Balls
Irish Whipped him into a corner and followed him in.
RVD went for
a Van Daminator
as Balls came at him with a chair, but Balls stepped
took the kick in the face, knocking him down. Styles
his nose was broken as he bled profusely. Balls hit
but the referee
was still down so he couldn't get the pin he tried
went over to
the referee to try to rouse him. Balls nailed RVD
with a Superkick
to the chin. He
laid RVD on a chair, went for The New Jersey Jam off
but RVD moved out of the way. He then planted RVD
with a Pile
Driver on the
chair, but RVD kicked out. RVD hit a Side Kick into
the chair that
holding, but Balls kicked out. The crowd picked up a
chant of "Whole
F'N Show" as
they sensed RVD was set for the kill. Balls hit The
Suite, but no
gold as RVD again kicked out. What does it take to
pin him? How
about a direct
hit from a cruise missile. Balls nailed RVD between
the eye with
the chair, and
we got another "Oh, my G-d" from good old Joey.
Alfonso came in
and hit Balls
with a chair to break up his attempt at a pin. Balls
got up and
Fonzie. Note to Balls: Not a smart move. Fonzie
threw him the chair
and you just
know what came next. Yup, Balls met The Van
Daminator and it was
Time. RVD nailed a major Frog Splash and the Fat
Lady went to work.
Winner - Still
ECW TV Champion - Rob Van Dam
We saw Santa
Francine in the locker room and she gave us a little
The audio was
speeded up so we couldn't make out what she was
saying, but who
cared. Joey had
a few choice words about it, including a question
about what was
Santa and Mrs. Claus in a 'compromising position.'"
More RVD and
Fonzie, with RVD plugging GAC.
The next match
was the Main Event, pitting Taz v. Sabu, who was
Bill "Fonzie" Alfonso, for the FTW Championship. Taz
went right to
it with a
German TazPlex, who blocked Taz' next move and
countered with a
a Slingshot Side Kick. Fonzie handed Sabu a table
and he leaned
it against a
corner. He threw Taz into it and put him thru it.
Sabu charged in
after and we
got another "Oh, my G-d" as both men appeared hurt.
A table was set
up from the
ring apron to the guard rail. Sabu set Taz on the
table and we saw
Air Sabu off a
chair in the ring (that broke as Sabu came off it,
seriously injured), to the top rope and down onto
Taz, putting him thru
the table, as
The Acme Chair and Table Company saw its profits
soar. Both men
were down on
the floor and stunned. Taz threw Sabu into the guard
rail and hit
him in the head
with a metal plate of some kind. They went into the
Sabu to the top of the bleachers and threw him off.
He then slammed
him face first
into a wall, busting him wide open. Taz took Sabu on
a tour of
the ECW Arena
and when they reached the concession table,
introduced his face to
finally made it back to ringside and Taz promptly
smashed Sabu in the
face with two
heavy blows. Back in the ring and Taz set a table up
Sabu fought back as Fonzie threw him a chair. Taz
wasn't to be
denied as he
hit Sabu with a Dragon Suplex into the table,
putting Sabu threw
showed Sabu coming down on the back of his head, and
neck. We got our final "Oh, my G-d" of the evening
with that move.
came to ringside and urged Taz to finish Sabu off.
the towel in to
stop the carnage and the match, but the referee was
other way and
didn't see it. Taz threw it back in Fonzie's face.
Taz then laid
down on the mat
and pulled Sabu on top of him. The referee counted
and Sabu won
Douglas was beside
himself as Taz left the
We saw Prazak
following Taz into the parking garage asking him why
he did gave
Sabu the win
and Title. Taz repeated his line about doing the
price. He never gave a straight answer.
Back in the
ring, Van Dam was checking on Sabu and there was a
crowd of people
trying to help
him. The program ended on that note.
Winner - Sabu
and new ECW FTW Champion
This was a
fantastic action packed hour, with more going on
than RAW and NITRO
Heyman, you did good.
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