Post by Dimos on Mar 22, 2023 14:11:47 GMT 1
WCW Red Alert 2001
WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles
Air Raid (AJ Styles and Air Paris) (w/ Torrie Wilson) vs Dark Society (Shannon Moore and Christopher Daniels) vs Elix Skipper and Frankie Kazarian
WCW Cruiserweight Title
Jamie Noble vs Kaz Hayashi vs Yang
Full Mayhem Match
Hugh Morrus vs Mark Jindrak (w/ Ted DiBiase)
Billy Kidman vs Vampiro
Kevin Nash vs Lance Storm
WCW World Tag Team Titles
Chuck Palumbo & Sean O’Haire vs The Enforcers (CW Anderson and “King of Old School” Steve Corino) (w/ Arn Anderson) vs Bam Bam Bigelow and Crowbar vs Above Average (Johnny Swinger and Simon Diamond) (w/ Mike Sanders)
WCW United States Heavyweight Title
Chavo Guerrero vs Rey Mysterio vs Diamond Dallas Page
“Nature Boy” Ric Flair vs Chris Kanyon
WCW World Heavyweight Title
Booker T vs Goldberg
You, sir, is oficially a #1 (only 1?) fan thx for picks.
WCW Red Alert 2001
The show begins with a video hyping up the main event - WCW World Heavyweight champion Booker T versus the returning, angry, and hungry for destruction Goldberg. (75)
Match 1, WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles: Dark Society (Shannon Moore and Christopher Daniels) vs Air Raid (AJ Styles and Air Paris) (w/ Torrie Wilson) vs Elix Skipper and Frankie Kazarian. In a classic WCW style Cruiserweight Tag Team titles were retired just to be brought back a month later. And tonight we will determine the new champions. In a fast-paced and intense match with many high-flying moves, Styles was close to winning his first WCW title, but at the last moment, Christopher Daniels stole the win, catching him to Angel Wings. Daniels and Moore are the new champions! (13:33, 60)
Match 2, WCW Cruiserweight Title: Jamie Noble vs Kaz Hayashi vs Yang. Cruiserweight action continues as Noble defends his title against his both former partners. Hayashi and Yang began cooperating early in the match, but as is common in triple threat matches, it wasn't long before it became every man for himself. Noble was able to catch Yang to some kind of driver he used a couple of times already and get another successful title defense. (14:44, 70)
Match 3, Full Mayhem Match: Hugh Morrus vs Mark Jindrak (w/ Ted DiBiase). Jindrak and Morrus were ready to tear apart the entire arena to determine who was better. This match was much more hardcore than the previous one… and it was a mistake. It was evident that both wrestlers were uncomfortable in this style. Morrus came close to winning several times, but the final victory went to youth and more athletic Mark Jindrak. (10:12, 53).
Match 4, WCW World Tag Team Titles: Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire vs The Enforcers (Steve Corino and CW Anderson) (w/ Arn Anderson) vs Bam Bam Bigelow and Crowbar vs Above Average (Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger) (w/ Mike Sanders). Palumbo and O’Haire had their toughest title defense so far as three teams tried to take these title from them. There was a lot of exciting moves and unexpected momentum shifts. But in the end Palumbo knocked out Diamond with the Jungle Kick, and Sean fended off the Senton Bomb. Palumbo and O'Haire are still the champions! (13:48, 58)
Match 5: Billy Kidman vs Vampiro. Both opponents are skillful in technical style of wrestling. So match was quite interesting for the fans even with nothing on the line or much previous storyline. There were many reversals, innovative holds, and at the end, despite all of Vampiro's tricks, Kidman managed to win after the Shooting Star Press. (15:48, 74)
Match 6: Kevin Nash vs Lance Storm. Lance Storm defended WCW's honor against an angry veteran who’s missing old times, Kevin Nash. It was an unusual match considering the size difference between the wrestlers, but Lance proved to be such a skilled wrestler that he was able to make a technical match even with a slow giant like Nash. On the other hand, Kevin's punches and moves were much more devastating for Storm, and several times Nash came close to winning. In the end, however, Lance caught Nash in the Maple Leaf, and the crowd went silent. Would Nash really give up? Kevin was about to tap his hand on the ring, but then a masked man, Nash's mysterious partner, ran out to the ring. He climbed onto the apron. Lance released the hold and tried to unmask the stranger. Those few seconds were enough time for Nash to recover and catch Storm with the Jackknife Powerbomb for the win. We still don’t know who helps Nash all the time. (11:12, 70)
A video package showed the latest twists and turns around the WCW U.S. title. (55)
Match 7, WCW United States Title: Chavo Guerrero vs Diamond Dallas Page vs Rey Mysterio. It was a great match, although DDP was clearly the weakest link in this trio. Most of the exciting spots and holds were performed by Rey and Chavo. Nevertheless, in the end, Page came closest to winning, knocking Rey out with Diamond Cutter. Chavo took the advantage, knocked DDP out of the ring and finished off Mysterio with the Frog Splash for the win and successful title defense. (16:01, 78)
A video package hyped Chris Canyon and Ric Flair facing off, including replaying moments from their excellent match at the Great American Bash. Would their match tonight be any better? (69)
Match 8: Ric Flair vs Chris Kanyon. Another great match between these two wrestlers, full of drama, psychology, and technical mastery. Flair can have a great match with anyone. It is definitely too early to retire Flair. Kanyon came close to winning again, but Flair seemed unstoppable. In the end Ric caught Canyon in the Figure-Four Leglock. Chris refused to give up, but his shoulders touched the mat within three seconds. The referee awarded Flair the win. (20:10, 80)
A video package showed Booker T and Goldberg's feud. (80)
Match 9, WCW World Heavyweight Title: Booker T vs Goldberg. The main event determined whether Booker T could defend his world title against a so dangerous opponent like Goldberg. This wasn't the same Goldberg we knew well from his previous WCW appearances. Now he was a deadly weapon. He performed in a more realistic and MMA style. His punches were incredibly effective. They looked real. It was as if Goldberg was actually fighting Booker T, who wasn’t told that it’s not a scripted fight, but a real one. And the audience believed it, cheering for Booker T, who looked like an underdog. Booker fought back like a beast and escaped from many near pinfalls that seemed impossible to escape from. Nevertheless, the injuries from Goldberg's beating took their toll. Another Spear, another Jackhammer, a pinfall. After great and tough match, Goldberg became the NEW WCW World Heavyweight champion. (17:15, 81)
Memo 005: #1 fan?
Memo 005: #1 fan?
I can hardly believe it.
I've just received an email from a reader. Yes, you read that right. An oligarch like me likes to get attention too.
Of course, I'm in that business out of passion. Of course, I like to see my numbers, ratings and revenue going up. That means I started to do something right after first failures and mistakes. (I still do some stupid mistakes in booking, but that is topic for another memo.) And of course I will continie to write it, because it is fun.
But I have never got a positive comment on this thing I write.
And the funny thing is, I've been craving that kind of positive reaction for a while now. I mean, I know I'm successful and all, but sometimes I wonder if people really like me for me or just for my money. But this email, it feels genuine. It feels like this person really admires me.
All right, he only did picks for an upcoming PPV.
I'm feeling pretty darn joyful.
Don't tell anybody I liked it that much, ok?
I'm still an oligarch, after all. I'm not exactly known for my warm and fuzzy personality. I'm more the type who orders people around and expects them to jump. I have a reputation to protect, lol.