Post by viciousbooker on Nov 24, 2022 7:26:30 GMT 1
WCW Monday Nitro #287 – A new Chapter
Boardwalk Beach Resort in Panama City, Florida March 26,2001
The show opening is done by Ric Flair himself, who thanks the 4500 fans in the hall in advance for coming and their interest in tonight's show. Ric first made a little advertisement for himself and WCW and then came to talk about two major changes:
The WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles will be discontinued with
immediate effect, as they want to give the Cruiserweights just as big a chance at the regular Tag Team Titles! In addition, the WCW World Television Title will return in a few weeks and will be fought out in a tournament!He promises great entertainment on tonight's show.
Booker T's music plays and the reigning US Champion gets right to the most important thing. He says that as the reigning WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, he demands a title match at the upcoming Nitro against Scott Steiner! Ric Flair says that he is entitled to that as US Heavyweight Champion and he has no problem with it. However, he will have to prove himself first tonight. Because he will have to defend his title in a match against former champion Rick Steiner!
Lash LeRoux vs Mike Sanders
Lash LeRoux and Mike Sanders get to open the new era of WCW and the match is also over after less than 5 minutes when Lash LeRoux ends the match with his Whiplash.
Winner by Pinfall (4:25 minutes): Lash Le Roux
Alex Wright vs Buff Bagwell /w. Lex Luger
Alex Wright keeps the match surprisingly open, but has toadmit defeat to the stronger Buff Bagwell at the end after a Buff Blockbuster.
Winner by Pinfall (6:03 minutes): Buff Bagwell
DDP is backstage for an interview and answers a few questions about the current situation. He feels a euphoria that he hasn't felt in a long time. He is looking forward to finally getting back into the ring. When asked who he would like to face, Diamond Dallas Page answers clearly with Haku!
***Tag Team Match***
Billy Kidman & Rey Misterio Jr. vs Jung Dragon (Kaz Hayashi &
In a real High Flying fireworks, Billy Kidman with his Shooting Star Press won in the end quite happily, but not undeservedly, against Yang.
Winner by Pinfall (8:53 minutes): Billy Kidman & Rey Misterio Jr.
Billy Kidman & Rey Misterio Jr. hold a promo afterwards, where they show themselves fighting and promise to get the WCW World Tag Team Titles. This calls out the Natural Born Thrillers, who felt provoked by the statements. They beat the old men of Totally Buff around the ring at Greed, wondering if Billy and Rey weren't afraid that being lightweights wouldn't do the same to them? Rey denies this, saying they are faster than Totally Buff and have an advantage over them. They want the titles! They are ready to give everything for it! A few more provocations follow before the penultimate match of the evening.
Shawn Stasiak vs Evan Karagias
Shawn Stasiak doesn't leave much to be desired here and is able to win the match relatively quickly with the Stasiak Plex.
A fierce match begins, which both sides almost decide for themselves several times. There are several nearfalls on both sides, but in the end Booker can prevail with the Scissors Kick and a Missile Dropkick.
Winner by PInfall & Still WCW US Heavyweight Champion (15:24 Minuten): Booker T
Booker wants to celebrate the victory, but Scott Steiner appears in the hall and beats up Booker T together with his brother. Scott takes him into the Steiner Recliner, which is lights out for the man from Texas. Scott celebrates with both titles and a foot on Booker T's chest to close the show.
I like the way you write the show on this diary. Plus it's a nice beginning, maybe need a bit more star power in the shows, but i'm pretty sure that it will come. Good choice retiring Cruiserweight Tag Titles, let them compete for normal one. I hope you build a nice cruserweight division anyway. Nice idea TV title tournament.
Post by viciousbooker on Nov 28, 2022 7:29:23 GMT 1
Mid South Colliseum, Tennessee March 27, 2001
Ric Flair is already in the ring when the show starts and immediately talks about how important Thunder should be for WCW. But it was always declared as a B-show, which this show is not! Sure, they have less airtime than Nitro, but still this show is important! But because this show is important, it is also important to give the newcomers the chance to present themselves here. Therefore, there will be a healthy mix of veterans and talents. But they want to show the importance of Thunder tonight. That's why there will be a match between Jeff Jarrett and Sid in the main event tonight!
***Singles Match*** Elix Skipper vs Johnny Stamboli
The match is balanced until the end. The Play of the Day then ends the match after some time successfully for Elix Skipper.
Winner by Pinfall (3:36 Minuten): Elix Skipper
Backstage, we see Jeff Jarrett talking a little bit about Sid and promising to beat him. Besides, Thunder is still just the B-show and he would be called to higher things than to fight around here.
***Tag Team Match***
Team Canada (Lance Storm & Mike Awesome) vs vs 3-Count (Evan Karagias & Shannon Moore)
Lance Storm and Mike Awesome get in trouble at the beginning, but are able to pull out a win in the end after a Canadian Maple Leaf.
Winner by Submission (7:17 Minuten): Team Canada
Backstage, a war of words ensues between Lash LeRoux and Chavo Guerrero Jr. as to which of the two deserves a shot at the WCW Cruiserweight Title. Jamie Noble also joins in and the three men move the war of words towards the ring.
***Three Way Match***
Lash LeRoux vs Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs Jamie Noble
An exciting match with some highlights can be seen. Jamie Noble can win the match with a Pitbull Bite after more than 10 minutes.
Winner by Pinfall (10:43 Minuten): Jamie Noble
***Singles Match*** Sid vs Jeff Jarrett
A good match, which of course is not a technical one hundred percent highlight, is ended at the end with a shot with the guitar. Unfortunately, the referee has seen the action and decides on victory for Sid.
Winner by DQ (11:21 Minuten): Sid
Jeff Jarrett also hits the referee with his guitar and disappears backstage, cursing at Thunder.
Shane Helms is able to defend the title in a very good high flying match and defeat Jamie Noble with a Top Rope Elbow Drop.
Winner by Pinfall & Still WCW Cruiserweight Champion (3:47 minutes): Shane Helms
Backstage we continue with Booker T, who talks about Scott Steiner and his attack. Today everything is different and tonight Scott will not be ableto attack him from behind. He is prepared for anything and will hold both titles in his hands tonight as a double champion!
Chris Harvard vs Bam Bam Bigelow
Bam Bam Bigelow doesn't let anything burn in the squash and can quickly win after a headbutt and a power bomb.
Winner by Pinfall (2:22 minutes): Bam Bam Bigelow
Bam Bam Bigelow wants to say something more when suddenly the music of the franchise sounds! Shane Douglas appears in the hall and says that Chris Harvard would not be an opponent for Bam Bam Bigelow. It would be time to finally prove which of the two would be the better. That's why he's challenging Bam Bam Bigelow to a match next week on Nitro! Bam Bam, of course, accepts the match.
Backstage, the Natural Born Killers are talking about how they will be watching today's match between Rey Misterio Jr. & Billy Kidman vs. Totally Buff, as they are convinced that they don't stand a chance against the old men.
***Tag Team Match***
Totally Buff vs Billy Kidman & Rey Misterio Jr.
An incredibly balanced match, which surprises even the commentators. Buff Bagwell and Luger collect a double bulldog from Kidman and then Buff Bagwell from Rey has to take the springboard Hurracanrane to defeat.
Winner by Pinfall (9:00 minutes): Billy Kidman & Rey Misterio Jr.
Ric Flair can be seen backstage and says that he is looking forward to the last 2 matches of the evening. Scott Steiner joins him and points to hisleft arm, which is in a plaster cast! He says that he probably broke his forearm while riding a motorcycle and therefore did not receive clearance from the ring doctors for this match. Ric seems annoyed and thinks about a replacement opponent for Booker. Scott says he has someone and Ric doesn't need to worry. Before it's clear what Scott Steiner means, it's back to the ring for action.
Diamond Dallas Page vs Haku
In a fair match, which is very balanced, DDP can finally make the victory perfect after 3 (!) Diamond Cutter.
Winner by Pinfall (12:47 minutes): Diamond Dallas Page
Ric Flair appears right in the hall after Booker T arrives in the ring. He points out to him that Scott Steiner is injured and will not be able to compete today. But in order not to disappoint the fans and him, they tried to find a replacement. Scott gave a good tip. Booker will face Team Canada in a handicap match!
The US champion has serious problems with his opponents, who of course clearly dominate him. Booker T can put some pinpricks, but collects a lot. Out of nowhere, however, he is able to show his book end against Mike Awesome and achieve victory via Harlem Hangover!
Winner by Pinfall (13:05 minutes): Booker T
Booker T angrily walks backstage and scolds directly into the camera that Scott Steiner's cheap tricks wouldn't help!
Post by viciousbooker on Aug 9, 2023 13:08:20 GMT 1
Stings injury worse than expected!!!
Bad news for the WCW and Sting, who was told during a futher medical examination of his injury that he would have to pause at least a month longer than previously assumed. The inner ligament is not healing as desired and so he will have to sit out until the middle of June.