James Mitchell and Black Reign backstage promo. Mitchell declares that tonight's Nitro will mark the beginning of a new era, the era of absolute terror. (77)
Mike Tenay and Jerry Lawler kick off WCW Monday Nitro from Bancorpsouth Center, Tupelo, Mississippi.
Match 1: American Dragon vs Kaz Hayashi. Kaz Hayashi sets up for a Hayashi Cutter, but Dragon counters with a back suplex. 1...2. American Dragon executes an airplane spin with an impressive 15 turns, leaving both wrestlers disoriented. Dragon puts Hayashi on the top rope, but Hayashi fights back and jumps off with a crossbody, Dragon catches him into a roll up. 1...2. Both wrestlers get up. Hayashi Cutter out of nowhere from Kaz. 1...2...3. (5:42) (74)
Post match, James Mitchell leads Black Reign to the ring. American Dragon gets Blackout and later is thrown into the steel steps. Mitchell is satisfied.
“Piper’s Pit”: Our guest tonight is the man who interfered in last Nitro's main event - CM Punk. Piper questions his audacity to mess with a main event at his age and with his reputation. Piper wonders who Punk thinks he is, as in the 80s, someone like him would have been taken care of backstage. CM Punk retorts that Piper is stuck in the 80s and suggests that if he ate better and drank less, he wouldn't have that belly that's embarrassing to professional wrestling. Maybe he still could do a match or two now. Punk challenges Piper to take a good look at himself before attempting to teach him about life. Regarding last week, Punk explains that he acted out of frustration. He was tired of being reminded of Lance Storm and felt unappreciated for his victory over him because he didn't make Storm submit. Punk finds it annoying that he was credited with a loss at Sin even though he never gave up. To set the record straight, Punk challenges Storm to I Quit match at Superbrawl. To win, Punk knows he'll have to make Storm say the words so that the entire audience and everyone watching the pay-per-view can hear it. Lance Storm comes out. He accepts the challenge and then charges to the ring. CM Punk fights back and attempts Anaconda Vice. Storm blocks and goes for a Half-Boston Crab. Not successful as well. Finally WCW Security is here to separate them. (71)
After a commercial break, Roddy Piper is walking backstage. He receives congratulations from various wrestlers for his outstanding talk show. As Piper turns a corner, he is suddenly ambushed by Chris Kanyon. Kanyon throws him through the garage door. Chris declares that this is what happens to those who mock him. (77)
Backstage, Vampiro talks to Christopher Daniels and Shannon Moore. He says they weren’t ready for a rematch for the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship last week. Fortunately, Vampiro has arranged another title match at Superbrawl, and he begins outlining a training program to prepare them. He will choose the opponents and strategy to reclaim the titles back.
Backstage, Roddy Piper is getting help from paramedics. Ken Shamrock shows particular concern.
Match 2: Christopher Daniels (w/ Shannon Moore and Vampiro) vs TAKA Michinoku. Daniels misses with the Best Moonsault Ever and gets a backbreaker. 1…2. Daniels goes at the ringside and reaches after the chair, but is stopped by Vampiro. Vampiro wants him to win without it. In the meantime, TAKA Michinoku attacks Christopher with a baseball slide. Back to the ring. Michinoku Driver. 1…2…3. (5:19) (77)
Post match, there is Black Reign again! He grabs Michinoku by the throat and throws him into a corner. Splash! Blackout!
Backstage, WCW Commissioner Dusty Rhodes is angry with Black Reign’s actions. Ken Shamrock is here to ask for the match vs Chris Kanyon. It’s scheduled for a Superbrawl. Shamrock wants it tonight. Rhodes explains that it's not possible. However, if Ken needs an outlet to release his frustration, he can take on CM Punk today. (78)
Backstage, Ted DiBiase blames Booker T for not winning the WCW World Tag Team Championship. Booker T doesn't care. DiBiase reminds him that Booker works for him, which means Ted has the authority to give him matches. He intends to punish Booker T tonight with a special match. (73)
‘The Face of WCW’ Sean O’Haire and Bobby Heenan in-ring promo. Heenan taunts the crowd, asserting that Sting's mystical tricks are just illusions. Sting is nothing more than a regular person who chose to paint his face and rely on carnival tricks. He claims that Sting is no match for his superhuman client, Sean O'Haire. He challenges Sting to a match at Superbrawl, daring him to face O'Haire in any stipulation. Heenan calls out for Sting, expecting him to appear dramatically. The lights in the arena go out, and when they come back on, only O'Haire remains in the ring. Bobby Heenan has vanished. O'Haire looks around for his manager. The lights go out once more, and when they're back, Sting has Heenan locked in a Scorpion Deathlock on the ramp! Heenan screams in pain. O'Haire rushes to help. The lights go out again, and when they return, only a terrified Heenan remains on the ramp, with his client by his side. (78)
Backstage, Ric Flair talks to Dusty Rhodes and wants a match against Steve Corino. Rhodes responds that he can't simply grant him a match against the WCW US Champion. However, Flair will have the opportunity to face Corino under two conditions. First, he must defeat CW Anderson tonight. Second, Rhodes will personally determine the time, place, and stipulations of the match. (79)
Match 3, WCW World Tag Team Championship: Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli vs The Havana Pitbulls (Ricky Reyes and Rocky Romero). Pitbulls started the match strong, but overall, the champions appeared much more dominant. Ricky Reyes gets Euro Uppercut/Disqus Elbow combo. Romero receives a Neutralizer from Castagnoli. 1...2...3. (5:46) (69)
Post match, WCW World Tag Team Champions do a promo. Hero states that Kevin Nash didn't give them anything. He's only using them to cling onto his fading youth. But why should they care? What has Nash achieved? He's just an old wreck who can't even go the distance in a full match. On the other hand, they are the most talented young team in professional wrestling today. They don't need Nash. They've already champions. Angry Kevin Nash makes his way to the ring. He attacks both of them, briefly gaining the upper hand. Hero strikes Nash with the championship belt, followed by another Euro uppercut and Disqus Elbow combo. The champions leave, leaving Nash lying down. (64)
Match 4: Booker T (w/ Mark Jindrak and Ted DiBiase) vs Fit Finlay and Ken Anderson. Before the match, Finley and Anderson remind Ted DiBiase to pay them for their services. As it's a handicap match, Finlay and Anderson had advantage. Towards the end, Booker T manages to turn the tide and knocks Anderson down with a Harlem Sidekick. Spinaroonie! Finley falls victim to the Axe Kick, and Anderson gets a Bookend. Ted DiBiase sends Jindrak to the ring. Mark attacks Booker T with a clothesline to the bac. DQ. (4:46) (67) Post match, Jindrak destroys Booker T with a Mark of Excellence.
Backstage, Black Reign attacks The Havana Pitbulls and beats them down.
Match 5: Ric Flair vs CW Anderson (w/ Steve Corino and Arn Anderson). Anderson was much more powerful than Flair. Plus he had Arn and Corino in his corner. In the middle of the match, Chavo Guerrero comes to the ringside, capturing everybody's attention. CW Anderson goes for a DDT, Flair grabs the ropes and counters with a Figure-Four Leglock. CW Anderson grabs the referee and pushes him down. Corino throws a chair into the ring. Chavo enters, takes the chair and leaves with it. Corino and Arn Anderson argue with Chavo. CW Anderson is distracted. Flair rolls him up. 1...2...3. (6:18) (77)
Post match, Horsemen attack Ric Flair and beat him down. Chavo Guerrero is going to leave the arena. But Chuck Palumbo is here to make a save! He knocks Chavo with a clothesline on his way. And then runs Horsemen away. (75)
Match 6: Ken Shamrock vs CM Punk. Shamrock performs a belly-to-belly suplex. As Shamrock attempts to apply the Ankle Lock, CM Punk pushes him into the corner using his free leg. Punk puts Shamrock on the top rope... Pepsi Plunge! 1...2...NO! Shamrock manages to place his foot on the ropes. Punk tries to lock in the Anaconda Vice. Shamrock blocks. Lance Storm comes to the arena. Punk is distracted. Shamrock rolls him up. 1...2...3. (11:57) (81)
WCW Commissioner Dusty Rhodes in-ring promo. He wants to deal with Black Reign. He cannot allow such incidents to occur under his watch. Reign must have some motives behind his actions. Rhodes is willing to listen to his demands. James Mitchell and Black Reign come to the ring. They indeed have one demand. Did they succeed in destroying Goldberg? They did. Will Goldberg never show up in WCW again? Yes. Therefore, WCW World Heavyweight Championship should be transferred to Black Reign. Mitchell urges Rhodes to do the right thing and hand over the championship belt to Black Reign, or the chaos will continue…
…. Dusty Rhodes acknowledges that logically, it may seem like the right decision. However, there is at least one person here who disagrees. It's GOLDBERG! He's back! He immediately takes down the Black Reign with a Spear! Reign and Mitchell retreat to the ramp, while Goldberg stays in the ring. Dusty Rhodes says that he could suspend or even fire Black Reign for his actions, but at this moment he believes that the ultimate punishment would be to face Goldberg once again. At SuperBrawl. At No Holds Barred match. (100)
Last Week - Black Reign led by James Mitchell, unleashed a reign of terror on Nitro. However, their era of dominance came to an end when WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg made his return! (78)
WCW Monday Nitro kicks off from Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi with Mike Tenay and Jerry Lawler as our announcers.
WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg opens the show. He speaks to Black Reign telling that if they had attempted to eliminate him at Sin, their biggest mistake was not finishing the job. They needed to ensure that Goldberg never returned. They needed to complete what they started. Now, Black Reign has a target on his back. He's next, and at Superbrawl, Goldberg will utterly demolish him. The champion is interrupted by... CM Punk? "You can blabber all you want about Black Reign and all, but right now, you're stealing airtime from the legitimate athletes, the ones these people came to see..." Punk's sentence is abruptly cut short as Goldberg delivers a Spear. (86)
After the commercial break, the main event for tonight is announced: Goldberg and Lance Storm will take on the Black Reign and CM Punk. (68)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion AJ Styles pre-match promo. He will defend his title against Kaz Hayashi at Superbrawl. But he also has a match tonight. And as defending champion he puts the title on the line. (54)
Match 1, WCW Cruiserweight Championship: AJ Styles vs Low Ki (w/ Kaz Hayashi). Styles attempts a Styles Clash but is blocked. Low Ki goes for a Ki Krusher but also blocked. Low Ki then locks Styles in a Dragon Clutch! Styles fights back and reverses into a roll up. 1...2. Both wrestlers get back on their feet. Styles executes a Styles Clash out of nowhere. 1...2...3. (8:18) (77) Post match, the champion is attacked by Kaz Hayashi. Low Ki joins him. American Dragon makes a save!
Backstage, Vampiro is subjecting Shannon Moore and Christopher Daniels to a kendo stick shots as part of their training for the title match. (60)
Kevin Nash in-ring promo. "You know about my situation with Hero and Castagnoli. I saw in those guys what we once had. Scott Hall, Shawn Michaels... We were young, hungry, and eager to overthrow the reign of the older generation. There guys are the same. And I respect that. They decided to go their own way. I respect that too. However, if you kick Big Sexy, you must deal with the consequences. I asked for a tag team match at Superbrawl against these guys. I've got it. WCW World Tag Team Championship is on the line. I've spent a considerable amount of time contemplating who I could partner with – someone I can trust, someone I can rely on. Only one name comes to mind. I want that person to come out here into the ring so I can personally for his help. It's... SHAWN MICHAELS!"...
... wait, what?!
… Shawn Michaels comes to the ring. Nash continues: “When I found out you were in WCW, it was the best news I ever received. I want us to team up and fight for the WCW World Tag Team Championship together at Superbrawl. Like the old times. Like the Kliq." The HBK responds: “Kev, I appreciate the sentiment, but it seems like you missed something. I'm no longer an active wrestler. My back is so injured that one wrong move could leave me confined to a wheelchair. And my family, Kev, they're not...”....
…. Nash interrupts him: "Cut the crap, Shawn! Look at yourself. The Heartbreak Kid, the Showstopper. Where is he? I've known you for years. You're not someone who can be easily taken down by a single bad fall. I was thrilled when you arrived here. But what do I see? You come out to the ring just to talk. You walk around with a smile plastered on your face. You have someone like Lance Storm stepping in for you! Have you lost the ability to handle your own problems? Where is the Michaels who used to dish out Sweet Chin Music to anyone who dared to give him a bad look? Where's the HBK who came in as a rookie, got pushed around by everyone, and within a couple of years had the entire locker room in his grasp? Where is the Showstopper who consistently delivered incredible matches at every show? I refuse to believe he's not still inside you. I don't believe you're so afraid for your own back that you don't want to kick a few more punks' asses. I don't believe you don't want to give these people what they've been yearning for since day one when you stepped foot into the WCW ring – another match from the magnificent Heartbreaker. Or do you want to wander around here for the rest of your life, playing the part of a 'talking wrestling legend' and hiding behind those who still respect you and are willing to defend you? But what's next? Think about it. My offer still stands. And next week, six days before Superbrawl, I want to hear your answer." Kevin Nash exits the ring, leaving Shawn Michaels deep in thought. (92)
Backstage, Ted DiBiase runs into Fit Finlay and Ken Anderson. They ask about payment for their services last week. Ted responds that they didn't fulfill what was expected of them since Booker T is still walking around. Finlay threatens him. Ted is happy to pay them - with a kicks from his clients at the ring tonight. The match is set. (57)
Match 2: Shannon Moore (w/ Vampiro and Christopher Daniels) vs Jamie Noble. Shannon Moore has injured ribs as a result of "training" from his mentor Vampiro. Jamie Noble takes control early on. Daniels creates a distraction, allowing Moore to seize the opportunity and knock Noble down with a flying leg lariat. 1...2. Moore does a corkscrew moonsault! It connects, but his ribs now are really hurt. So Noble gets up first and finished Moore with a Jumping Tombstone. 1...2...3. (8:20) (78)
Post match, Dark Society attack Noble. Angel’s WIngs from Daniels! Vampiro is ready to finish Jamie off, but Rey Mysterio and Billy Kidman come to save. (53)
Backstage, Ric Flair talks to WCW Commissioner Dusty Rhodes. he has met all the requirements and now demands his match against Steve Corino at Superbrawl. Dusty agrees and makes a stipulation: it will be a steel cage match. And Chavo Guerrero will be a special guest referee. (76)
Match 3: Booker T and Mark Jindrak (w/ Ted DiBiase) vs Fit Finlay and Ken Anderson. Booker T once again appears disinterested in the match. Towards the end, Booker T receives the hot tag. Finlay immediately launches an assault, engaging in a heated brawl with Booker T. Booker knocks him down. Anderson gets a Harlem Sidekick. Finlay grabs his special weapon - shillelagh - but gets a Bookend before he could use it. 1...2...3. (8:34) (66)
Post match, Booker T picks up shillelagh himself. Ted DiBiase orders him to finish the opponents. Booker T wants to hit Ted with shillelagh instead! DiBiase reminds him about the contract: Booker can't hit him. Booker takes a moment to assess the situation and then knocks Mark Jindrak out with the shillelagh. He drops shillelagh and exits the ring, leaving Ted DiBiase behind. Finlay picks up his weapon. DiBiase pleads for Booker T to return. No way. FInlay hits DiBiase with a shillelagh!
Backstage, Ken Shamrock arrives at the building. Only to be attacked by Chris Kanyon with a steel pipe! Couple of shots at the leg and one vicious one to the head. (88)
‘The Face of WCW’ Sean O’Haire and Bobby Heenan in-ring promo. Heenan speaks again. “You see, that's your problem, people! You crave mysticism. You want entertainment. You cheer for a man who emerges from the shadows or descends from above to attack an innocent manager who isn't even a wrestler. Because that's what you are. Cowardly. Jealous. Unable to run a business or provide for your family. The only difference between you and Sting is that Sting can perform those tricks. They're like children's magic tricks from a book. You fail to appreciate a true athlete. You fail to appreciate someone who doesn't need tricks to defeat their opponents. You fail to appreciate real strength. You call Sting the face of WCW? Well, here is the true face of WCW: Sean O'Haire. And at Superbrawl, he will dismantle your hero Sting without any gimmicks or tricks." The fans are booing. Heenan continues: “What? Is this the moment when your beloved Sting is supposed to appear? Are the lights supposed to go out now? Where is he? Is he going to emerge from under the ring? Descend from above? Well, I'm not afraid of Sting. We're ready to fight. A fair fight. A righteous fight..." The lights suddenly go out in the arena! And when it come back... nothing has changed, except Heenan is now on his knees, hiding behind O'Haire's leg! The audience bursts into laughter. Sting may be gone, but his brief presence was enough to scare the living daylights out of those in the ring. Sting's symbol and the caption "Superbrawl" appear on the titantron. (84)
Match 4: Ric Flair and Chuck Palumbo vs Steve Corino and CW Anderson (w/ Arn Anderson). Horsemen used a lot of cheap tactics to get themselves an advantage. Ric Flair gets a hot tag. He and Palumbo start to clear the ring. Arn Anderson grabs Palumbo’s legs and pulls him out of the ring. Chuck knocks him down with a Jungle Kick at ringside! Chavo Guerrero rushes to the arena and attacks Palumbo, seeking revenge for last week. Ric Flair becomes distracted by this and immediately falls victim to the Old School Expulsion. 1...2...3. (12:50) (84)
Post match, Four Horsemen are going to attack Flair, but Chavo stops them. That moment allows Flair to leave the ring. Chavo then leaves the ring himself without any words.
Match 5: Goldberg and Lance Storm vs Black Reign (w/ James Mitchell) and CM Punk. Storm avoids Blackout and tags in Goldberg. Goldberg clears the ring. He is going to Spear Reign, but Reign manages to escape the ring, leaving CM Punk alone. Punk gets hit with a Spear and a Jackhammer. 1...2...3. (11:39) (86)
Post match, Goldberg promises revenge to Black Reign, who stands at the ramp.
Backstage, Shawn Michaels sits deep in thought. He has a significant decision to make today.
WCW Monday Nitro starts. Tonight we broadcast from Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, Alabama. And our announcers are Mike Tenay and Jerry Lawler.
Match 1: American Dragon and AJ Styles vs Kaz Hayashi and Low Ki. Dragon and Styles are surprisingly good as a team. Kaz Hayashi attempts a Hayashi Cutter, but Dragon evades and counters with an STO. Low Ki gets tagged in. He delivers a Tidal Crush on Dragon! American Dragon is thrown into the corner, where Styles tags himself in. Styles catches Low Ki with a Styles Clash. The count begins... 1... 2... Kaz Hayashi rushes to the rescue, but Dragon takes him down with a dropkick... 3. (8:21) (79)
Backstage, Shawn Michaels appears to have reached a decision of some sort.
Match 2: Fit Finlay and Ken Anderson vs Bobby Roode and James Storm. Finlay attempts to use a shillelagh, but the referee stops him. In the meantime, Storm hits Anderson with a Last Call. 1...2...3. (5:21) (55)
Shawn Michaels in-ring promo. "The past week has been one of the toughest for me. I had to make a choice between two things I deeply love. My family, who might have to see me in a wheelchair for the rest of my life, or my passion for this business. I've made my decision, and I want to say it directly to Kevin Nash's face. Kev, get over here!"...
…. Kevin Nash enters the ring. HBK continues: "Kev, when I told you that every bad fall, every bump, every hit could leave me disabled, I wasn't lying. But I knew a day like this could come, a day when I wanted to fight. And God knows I really wanted to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you at Superbrawl and kick those two punks' asses. But for me, that chapter is over. I'm no longer a wrestler. And if one day I have to stop showing up in that ring because, as you said, I'll stop getting respect, so be it. However! I knew that day would come, which is why I trained the other guys at my school. And I have an incredible teammate for you. This is a guy I personally trained, who may one day take my place in this ring and can already stand in your corner for Superbrawl. I want you to believe in him just as you believe in me. This is the American Dragon!"...
... WCW World Tag Team Champions Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli interrupt. They openly mock their choice of teammate. Nash suggests they come to the ring and see how serious they are. Hero and Castagnoli rush to the ring. The fight is evenly matched until the American Dragon arrives! Dragon and Nash send the champions flying out of the ring. Kevin extends his hand to Dragon, officially agreeing to team up with him for the match. HBK is pleased. (83)
Match 3: Rey Mysterio, Billy Kidman and Jamie Noble vs The Dark Society (Vampiro, Shannon Moore and Christopher Daniels). A highly energetic and fast-paced match. Moore strikes Rey with a springboard senton, followed by Daniels executing the Best Moonsault Ever! The count begins... 1... 2... Noble and Kidman break the hold. Noble knocks Daniels out of the ring with an enziguri. Jamie puts Moore down with a Jumping Tombstone, and Kidman immediately follows up with a Shooting Star Press. 1...2...3. (8:01) (79)
Backstage, Ted DiBiase talks to Booker T. Ted plans to continue punishing Booker until he starts working for him wholeheartedly. Today, Ted managed to negotiate a handicap match against the WCW World Tag Team Champions! (66)
Match 4: Chavo Guerrero vs Chuck Palumbo. This match is the culmination of a two-week feud between Chavo and Chuck. Chavo Guerrero resorted to every possible cheap tactic to maintain the advantage in the match. Chavo Guerrero climbs the top rope and leaps off with a crossbody, but Palumbo catches him in mid-air and executes a Samoan drop! 1... 2... NO! Chavo rolls out of the ring, and Palumbo chases him. The Four Horsemen appear at the arena. Taking advantage of the referee's distraction, Corino strikes Palumbo in the head with the WCW US title belt. Chavo Guerrero brings Palumbo back into the ring and delivers a Frog Splash. 1...2...3. (7:22) (78)
Post match, Four Horsemen congratulate Chavo Guerrero on his victory. They hold Palumbo down and offer to execute another Frog Splash. Chavo climbs onto the turnbuckle, but just then, Ric Flair rushes to the ring with a chair and clears the ring.
Black Reign and James Mitchell in-ring promo. Mitchell states that two weeks ago, they stood in this very ring and demanded that the WCW World Heavyweight Championship belt go to Black Reign because it was the most logical thing to do. However, Goldberg made his return, and he did them a huge favor. Now, at Superbrawl, Reign will have the belt. Black Reign intends to take it from a lifeless body because what Goldberg received at Sin is nothing compared to what awaits him at Superbrawl...
... 'The Face of WCW' Sean O'Haire and Bobby Heenan interrupt! Heenan apologizes for the interruption and expresses his utmost respect for them. Bobby has been around for a long time, but he can't recall anyone who has devastated Goldberg as much as they have. He also points out the striking similarity between Sting and Goldberg's situations. Sting has been hiding, only launching attacks from behind. Heenan proposes an alliance with Black Reign for tonight, aiming to lure Sting and Goldberg out of hiding. Tag team match. At Nitro. Mitchell accepts. (81)
Backstage, Dusty Rhodes makes the official announcement for tonight's main event: Goldberg and Sting vs Black Reign and Sean O'Haire. (71)
Backstage, Booker T and Kevin Nash meet each other. Small talk about the old days. Booker heads to his match.
Roddy Piper in-ring promo. Last week he was absent due to recovering from the beating he received from Chris Kanyon. It takes a lot longer to bounce back at his age. But he's here now and challenges Kanyon to a match! Right now!
Match 5: Roddy Piper vs Chris Kanyon. Kanyon is shocked, as Piper takes control right from the start. Piper unleashes a series of punches, eventually locking Kanyon in a Sleeper. Kanyon manages to break free and execute the Flatliner. Chris grabs a steel chair. The referee tries to stop him, but Kanyon shoves him out of his way. Ken Shamrock rushes out to save! Kanyon retreats from the ring instantly, while Shamrock helps Piper to his feet. No contest. (92)
Match 6: Booker T (w/ Mark Jindrak and Ted DiBiase) vs Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli. Just as the match is about to begin, Kevin Nash enters the ring and stands in Booker's corner! DiBiase protests against this unexpected development. After some negotiation he sends Jindrak to join forces with WCW World Tag Team champions.
Match 6: Booker T and Kevin Nash vs Mark Jindrak (w/ Ted DiBiase), Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli. The heels dominate most of this brief match. Nash receives the hot tag towards the end and clears his opponents out of the way. Big boot for Castagnoli! Big boot for Jindrak! Big boot for Hero! Kevin Nash sets up Hero for the Jackknife Powerbomb, but Castagnoli strikes him in the back with a chair, resulting in a disqualification. (5:35) (71)
Post match, there is a beatdown 3-on-2. American Dragon comes to the ring and hits Castagnoli with a Van-Dominator! Dragon, Nash and Booker T clear the ring.
Match 7: Goldberg and Sting vs Black Reign and ‘The Face of WCW’ Sean O’Haire. Each competitor had their fair share of time in the ring. Black Reign and O'Haire managed to double-team Goldberg and gain the upper hand. However, Sting came to Goldberg's rescue. Stinger Splash to O'Haire! Stinger Splash to Reign! Reign quickly retreats from the ring and drags Sting out by his legs. Sting tries to fight back, but Reign slams him into an announcers table. Head short with a monitor! In the ring Sean O'Haire goes for a Widow Maker on Goldberg... Blocked. Goldberg counters with a Spear followed by a Jackhammer. 1...2...3. (13:58) (81)
Post match, Black Reign immediately strikes Goldberg in the head with a WCW World Heavyweight Championship belt. Goldberg drops on the knee, but stands back. Another shot! And another one! Goldberg is down. Reign places the belt over his body and poses. See you at SuperBrawl!
WCW SuperBrawl 2002
No Holds Barred Match
WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Goldberg vs Black Reign (w/ James Mitchell)
Steel Cage Match, Special Guest Referee: Chavo Guerrero
"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair vs Steve Corino
WCW World Tag Team Championship
Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli vs Kevin Nash and American Dragon
WCW Cruiserweight Championship
AJ Styles vs Kaz Hayashi
Falls Count Anywhere
"The Face of WCW" Sean O'Haire (w/ Bobby Heenan) vs Sting
"The Most Dangerous Man" Ken Shamrock vs Chris Kanyon
I Quit Match
Lance Storm vs CM Punk
WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championshp
Rey Mysterio and Billy Kidman vs Christopher Daniels and Shannon Moore (w/ Vampiro)
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Goldberg - This train ain't stopping yet Steve Corino - This is either when Chavo turns or not. Honestly I would never have even thought of him for the Horsemen but wow would he be a great fit the more I consider it. I will have to see how you do things. Hero and Claudio - If this keeps building until July, I think I would see Shawn coming in for BatB, and then he and Nash take the belts. You heard it here first! AJ - Dude I want to get Kaz over so badly but in my previous game I just wasn't able to do any more than just spin his wheels. Maybe another time. But right here, it's all Styles. Sting - Again, I think Sean will have his day. But I just can't see it being this soon. Kanyon - Ken really has nothing going on, whereas Kanyon is doing well with feuding Piper. Hopefully his overness is reflecting that. CM Punk - This one could really go either way, it depends on who you plan to push up the card right now as opposed to later. I'm going with Punk because I can see him getting the rub up to title shots sooner than you give to Lance right now. Rey and Kidman - It looks like Vamp is losing his support system, another loss and we may see that story continue.
A video intro for WCW SuperBrawl, featuring highlights of Goldberg-Black Reign feud, a steel cage match between Ric Flair and Steve Corino, and the ongoing saga surrounding Shawn Michaels and his possible return to the ring. (77)
Mike Tenay and Jerry Lawler welcome us to WCW SuperBrawl XII from Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN.
Match 1, WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship: Rey Mysterio and Billy Kidman vs Shannon Moore and Christopher Daniels (w/ Vampiro). Shannon Moore and Christopher Daniels waste no time and launch an immediate attack. However, Mysterio catches Daniels with a jawbreaker, and Kidman takes down Moore with an armdrag. Mysterio and Kidman send their opponents out of the ring and follow up with a synchronized plancha onto them! Back to the ring. Shannon Moore executes a hurricanrana on Kidman. Tag to Christopher Daniels. Best Moonsault Ever! 1...2...NO! Reverse 3D from Moore and Daniels. 1...2...NO! Tag to Rey Mysterio. Mysterio drives Moore's head into the ring with a reverse hurricanrana. 1... Daniels rushes to save, Kidman stops him with a missile dropkick... 2... Vampiro puts Moore's foot on the rope. Vampiro grabs the championship belt and comes to the apron. Mysterio does a hurricanrana on Daniels - who crashes headfirst into the belt held by Vampiro! Vampiro goes down, while Daniels falls onto the second rope... 6-1-9! Kidman finishes with a Shooting Star Press. 1...2...3. (13:50) (63)
Post match, Daniels argue with Vampiro. Vampiro is about to leave the ring. Daniels stops him... Last Rites! Shannon Moore stands motionless. Daniels pats him on the shoulder, encouraging him to join in. Moore considers it a bit... and attacks Vampiro! Moore and Daniels leave together, leaving his former mentor lying there. (52)
Backstage, Shawn Michaels comes to the locker room, where Kevin Nash and American Dragon prepare for the match. Dragon is visibly nervous. HBK wishes him good luck. (77)
Match 2, WCW World Tag Team Championship: Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli vs Kevin Nash and American Dragon. Kevin Nash charges at the champions while they're making their way to the ring. Hero and Castagnoli team up to take the advantage. American Dragon strikes with a baseball slide into Hero, sending him crashing into the barricades. Brawl all over the ringside. After a while the referee convences participants to get back into the ring. And the match properly starts. Nash and Dragon were good as a team. It kinda reminded the team of HBK and Nash back in the days. Nash sets up Hero on the turnbuckle - American Dragon executes a superplex! Nash goes for the pin. 1...2. Castagnoli breaks up the pin and sends Nash into the corner with a Euro uppercut. Dragon gets a Neutralizer! 1...2...NO! Nash breaks the pin just in time, picks up Castagnoli, and goes for the Jackknife Powerbomb. However, while Nash is in the air, Hero tosses his partner the championship belt - and Castagnoli smacks the belt into Nash's head. Kevin goes down, and Castagnoli makes the cover. 1...2...3. (12:53) (66)
Backstage, Chris Kanyon talks to Ted DiBiase. As soon as they notice the camera, they go away. (59)
Video highlights of the feud between Sean O’Haire and Sting. (71)
Match 3, Falls Count Anywhere: ‘The Face of WCW’ Sean O’Haire (w/ Bobby Heenan) vs Sting. Right from the start, O'Haire challenges Sting to a test of strength, but to his surprise, Sting comes out on top! However, O'Haire quickly launches a cheap attack and gains the upper hand. Soon the come at the ringside. O'Haire grabs the chair, but misses the shot and hits the steel barricade instead. Sting slams him against barricade and then... Stinger Splash, sending O'Haire into the crowd! Back to the ring. 1...2. Sting whips Sean O'Haire into the corner and charges with a Stinger Splash, but O'Haire catches him and brings him down with a belly-to-belly suplex. 1...2...Bobby Heenan throws a chair into the ring. O'Haire picks it. Dropkick into the chair from Sting! 1...2... NO! Scorpion Deathlock attempt... Heenan distracts Sting. O'Haire uses it and hits Widow Maker! That's it... 1...2...NO! O'Haire has the last solution... He goes to the top rope for a Senton Bomb... Sting is up, attacks O'Haire and does a superplex! 1...2...NO! Sting climbs the top rope. Bobby Heenan gets in his way again, giving O'Haire precious seconds to launch an attack on Sting. Powerbomb! Widow Maker on the chair! 1...2...3. (13:56) (79)
Post match, Bobby Heenan order to finish off 'this son of %^&*'. O'Haire picks Sting up. Suddenly Sting comes to life and drives Sean into the corner with a series of punches! Stinger Splash! O'Haire manages to escape the ring before Sting can get him. Sting stands tall in the ring, but he doesn't have the victory in the match.
Match 4: Ken Shamrock vs Chris Kanyon. Chris Kanyon tries to weaken Shamrock's leg right from the start. Ken Shamrock starts to fight back, but Kanyon catches him with a modified powerbomb. 1...2...NO! Kanyon continues to target Shamrock's leg, applying an Indian deathlock. Shamrock escapes the hold and retaliates with a dragon suplex! 1...2. Eye rake from Kanyon. Chris goes to the top rope. Shamrock attacks him... Superplex! 1...2. Ken Shamrock puts Kanyon in the Ankle Lock. Kanyon immideately grabs the referee by the shirt and pushes him out of the ring. Shamrock releases him. He tries to bring the referee back to life. Kanyon does a cheap attack, but gets a German Suplex. Ted DiBiase brings to the arena Booker T. Booker drives Shamrock into the canvas with a Bookend by the order of DiBiase. And Kanyon finishes the deal with a Flatliner. 1...2...3. (19:47) (82)
Post match, Chris Kanyon thanks Ted DiBiase for the help. Booker T can't hide his frustration.
Match 5, WCW Cruiserweight Championship: AJ Styles vs Kaz Hayashi. Styles and Hayashi kick off the match with their signature moves, each aiming to take down their opponent early on. No success. Kaz catches the champion in the Ankle Lock, which transitions into an STF. Styles manages to break free from the hold and hits a shoulderbreaker. 1...2. Simultaneous clotheslines. Both are down. Both slowly get back on their feet. Styles does an Asai Moonsault into an inverted DDT! 1...2...NO! Styles goes for a Styles Clash... Hayashi reverses into a hurricanrana. Then tornado DDT! 1...2...NO! Hayashi goes to the top rope. Styles stops him with a Pele kick. Super Styles Clash from the top rope! 1...2...3. (15:32) (80)
Match 6, “I Quit”: Lance Storm vs CM Punk. The match wasn’t as good as planned and as their previous matches. Kinda disappointing. Storm goes for a superkick, but misses and hits the turnbuckle! CM Punk immediately targets Storm's leg, working on it relentlessly. Lance tries to regain the upper hand multiple times, but his injured knee hampers his efforts. Punk locks Lance in a Sharpshooter! A lot of struggle, but Lance breaks free. He catches Punk to a backbreaker. Low dropkick to Punk's face! Knee strike from Storm, but he hurt his knee more than his opponent. Punk responds with a Death Lock DDT. Inverted STF, attacking Lance's injured leg. Storm refuses to quit. CM Punk finally goes for an Anaconda Vice, as nothing else worked. Lance Storm was prepared for it. He quickly counters, does a reverse STO and transitions into a Half-Boston Crab. Now Punk is struggling. But finally he grabs the ropes. Punk takes Storm down and brings the chair. Van Dominator in the corner... Storm dodges... Punk strikes his leg into the chair and turnbuckle. Now he is injured! Storm immediately capitalizes with a Half-Boston Crab. CM Punk tries to endure it... but can't. He shouts 'I quit'. (19:35) (64)
Match 7, Steel Cage Match, Special Guest Referee - Chavo Guerrero: Ric Flair vs Steve Corino (w/ Arn Anderson and CW Anderson). Let me remind you that WCW United States Championship is not on the line here. It's about vengeance. Not titles. Chavo Guerrero starts as the fair referee, so both participants weren't happy. There was a lot of tension. Flair starts to bleed early. Corino slams his head into a wall multiple times. In the mid-match, Arn tossed a steel chain into the cage, adding an unexpected element to the match. Chavo Guerrero didn't interfere. Corino uses a steel chain to inflict further damage, leaving Flair's face a bloody mess. Old School Superkick! 1...2. Old School Expulsion! That's might be it... 1...2...NO! Corino is frustrated. He demands help from Chavo Guerrero, but Chavo remains calm. Corino locks Flair in the Figure-Four Leglock. Flair is much in pain. But finally he manages to push Corino into the cage with his legs. Flair comes to life and continues his assault, repeatedly slamming Corino's face into the cage wall. Now it's Steve who starts to bleed. Chop block from Flair... and Figure-Four Leglock of his own! Arn Anderson and CW Anderson need to save his teammate. They break the lock and enter. Arn holds a chair. Chavo Guerrero stops them! They argue... and Chavo kicks Arn out of the cage. Dropkick to CW Anderson. Chavo goes to the top rope... Frog Splash on CW Anderson! CW also leaves the cage. Steve Corino attacks Chavo! Chavo fights back... Ric Flair comes from behind... Low blow to Corino! Ric grabs the chair and lands a devastating shot to Corino's head. Flair makes a pin... 1...2...3. Awesome match. (17:52) (83)
Post match, Chavo Guerrero helps Ric Flair to his feet. The winner's face is covered in blood. Chavo raises Flair's hand in victory. Flair is too exhausted and hurt to celebrate.
Video promo for our main event. (78)
Match 8, No Holds Barred, WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Goldberg vs Black Reign (w/ James Mitchell). The wrestlers waste no time and engage in a brawl in the aisle. Brawl all over the arena. Black Reign targets Goldberg's shoulder. He repeatedly slams it into a steel rack. At some point Goldberg grabs a steel chair. James Mitchell tries to interfere but ends up being struck in the head with the chair. Reign uses the distraction to get an advantage. Flying DDT at the ring. 1...2. Black Reign goes for a Blackout... Goldberg pushes him into the referee. Spear! Pin attempt, but the ref is down. The champion revives him. Only to be caught off guard by a Blackout. 1...2...NO! Black Reign grabs the chair and delivers couple of shots. 1...2...NO! Goldberg counters the move... Spear! Jackhammer attempt... Mitchell enters the ring with a chair... Goldberg dodges the shot, and Reign was hit with it! Goldberg knocks Mitchell out of the ring with a superkick. Jackhammer for Black Reign. 1...2...3. (15:30) (84)
Post match, Goldberg celebrates for a while and leaves the ring.Black Reign slowly gets up. James Mitchell reenters the ring, nursing his head injury. Filled with anger, Mitchell directs his rage towards Reigns, shouting and even shoving him. Reign remains calm. Mitchell's frustration reaches its peak. He slaps Black Reign. That's too much. Black Reign grabs his manager... and delivers a Blackout! That moment concludes WCW SuperBrawl XII.