Post by anthonymm13 on Oct 9, 2020 0:43:30 GMT 1
The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) defeated Z-Man and Terry Taylor when M. Hayes pinned Taylor with the DDT in 8:53.
(The Fabulous Freebirds retained the WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM TITLES.)
The first Superbrawl opened up with the Freebirds successfully defending their US Tag Title. After the match they said once again that they are issuing a challenge to the winner of the world tag match tonight.
Thomas Rich made Dustin Rhodes submit to the Sleeperhold in 14:07.
Dustin Rhodes has been having problems with the York Foundation lately. He had a one-on-one match against Thomas Rich but the whole Foundation had an impact. When Rhodes had Rich down, Alexandra York distracted the ref while Richard Morton took the computer and hit Rhodes over the head with it knocking him out.
Rich snuck a sleeperhold on the unconscious Rhodes and the ref had no choice but to award Rich the match.
Shane Douglas pinned Flyin' Brian with the Belly-to-Belly Suplex in 19:00.
Rating: *** 1/2
(Shane Douglas retained the WCW TELEVISION TITLE.)
Jim Cornette has been missing since the Midnight Express cut ties with him. Shane Douglas looked a little lost without Cornette in the corner, but he was able to overcome and score a win in a great match against Flyin' Brian.
Oz pinned Sid Vicious with a powerslam 6:36.
Rating: -* 1/4
Newcomer Oz scored one of his biggest victories to date. In a battle of giants, Oz beat Sid Vicious.
[STREET FIGHT]: No-Countout-No-DQ-Match:
Ron Simmons pinned Butch Reed with the Powerslam in 0:10:38.
Rating: ** 3/4
Ron Simmons settled a score against his former partner Reed and manager Teddy Long. In a brutal battle that left both men bloody, Simmons got his revenge.
Ricky Steamboat pinned Arn Anderson with the Flying Cross Body Press in 11:32.
Rating: *** 1/2
Arn Anderson might be regretting calling out Ricky Steamboat. Two veterans had a fantastic match, but in the end, Steamboat came off the top rope to catch Anderson with a cross body and get the the pin.
Sting made Barry Windham submit to the Scorpion Death Lock in 15:13.
Rating: **** 1/4
The Horsemen are in the midst of a horrible evening. They're 0-3 now leading into Ric Flair's title defense against Lex Luger.
Sting has been attacked on all sides from the Horsemen and the Black Scorpion in recent weeks. Tonight, he was able to put one of his recent demons to rest getting a measure of revenge on Barry Windham who cost Sting the world title back in January.
While there may have been a lingering cloud of the Black Scorpion existing in Sting's mind, there was no physical interruption during the match.
Sting was able to keep his attention solely on Windham. Although the Texan gave Sting one heck of a battle, Barry Windham eventually fell victim to the Scorpion Death Lock.
The Midnight Express (Stan Lane and Bobby Eaton) defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) when B. Eaton pinned R. Steiner with the Alabama Jam in 17:46.
(The Midnight Express retained the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES.)
Unlike past encounters between the two, there was no Jim Cornette around to spoil a fantastic match, ensuring we had a deserving winner and worthy champs would walk out of the area tonight with the titles.
A terrific back-and-forth match ended with the Midnight Express successfully defending their titles. After the match, in a show of sportsmanship, the Steiners shook the Midnights' hands.
Paul Orndorff pinned Junkyard Dog after a back elbow in 6:41.
(Paul Orndorff retained the WCW UNITED STATES TITLE.)
Junkyard Dog has taken exception to Orndorff's recent attitude about the time they both spent last year in the Dudes with Attitudes. But JYD was unable to back up his talk in the ring.
Orndorff's aggressive attitude helped him beat JYD and hold on to his US title.
After the match, Sting came to the ring to confront Orndorff. Sting asked point blank "Are you the Black Scorpion? Let's forget all the games and just do this man to man."
Orndorff responded that Sting was crazy and the two continued to argue. Then the lights flickered and the Black Scorpion appeared at the entrance way. Sting began to go after him but Orndorff attacked Sting from behind and hit him with a piledriver while the Scorpion disappeared.
Lex Luger made Ric Flair submit to the Torture Rack in 22:25.
(Lex Luger won the WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE.)
With the Horsemen all busy with their own affairs, licking their wounds after a tough night, there was no one to help Ric Flair in his defense against Luger.
Luger had his chances in the past but could never overcome the presence of the Horsemen. With Sting and Steamboat helping take out the Horsemen over the course of the night, Luger had a true one-on-one battle. Flair lived up to his moniker of the dirtiest player in the game, but he still couldn't stop Luger on this night.
A torture rack was too much for Flair to fight out of and Luger became the new WCW World Champion!