WCW in the 90s Apr 29, 2020 12:22:25 GMT -5
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WRESTLE WAR '92 (May 17, 1992)
Cactus Jack pinned Johnny B. Badd after a piledriver in 14:31.
Rating: *** ½
Johnny B. Badd went 1-on-1 with Cactus Jack with the common perception that he’d have the edge in a straight up match. However, Cactus proved he didn’t need a street fight stipulation to turn a match into a brawl.
He got an added hand from Abdullah the Butcher who caught Badd with his cane behind the ref’s back helping lead to Cactus’ piledriver and the pin.
The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) defeated Diamond Studd and Vinnie Vegas when M. Hayes pinned Studd with the DDT in 12:34.
Rating: * ½
The Freebirds scored a big win over the new chargers of their former manager Diamond Dallas Page. With the win, the Freebirds are now looking to move on and get back into the title picture.
Marcus Alexander Bagwell pinned Paul Orndorff with the Fisherman Suplex inm8:42.
Rating: ** ½
The promising rookie Bagwell scored what has to be considered the biggest win of his young career but shocking the veteran Orndorff. Bagwell celebrated back up the ramp after the match while Orndorff just sat in the ring looking stunned.
Thomas Zenk pinned Flyin' Brian with the Flying Dropkick in 11:41.
Rating: *** ½
Their heated exchange from last month’s Battlebowl event has seem to spawned a rebirth of the rivalry between these former partners. This time Zenk got the best of Brian with some help of the York Foundation during the match.
The Destruction Crew (Mike Enos and Wayne Bloom) defeated The Young Pistols (Tracey Smothers and Steve Armstrong) when Enos pinned T. Smothers after a bridging back suplex in 11:17.
(The Destruction Crew retained the WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM TITLES.)
In just a short time on the WCW roster, the Destruction Crew has established itself as one of the toughest teams in the business. Tonight was another successful US tag title defense. The Young Pistols put up a good fight, but didn’t have it in them to fully match up.
Big Van Vader pinned Junkyard Dog after a splash from the second rope in 9:56.
Van Vader is back in WCW and is taking no prisoners. JYD was able to get a bit of offense in, but for the most part, this match was all Vader, with Harley Race cheering on his new recruit the entire time.
The Patriots (Firebreaker Chip and Todd Champion) defeated The York Foundation (Richard Morton and Thomas Rich) when Champion defeated Rich by disqualification in 13:53.
Two teams looking to get back into the title picture, and nothing was settled. It looked like the Patriots were gaining an edge before the referee caught York hitting Chip with her computer. Thomas Zenk ran in after the decision to help his stablemates get the upper hand.
War Games No-Countout-No-DQ-Match:
The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner), Sting, Ron Simmons and Dustin Rhodes defeated The Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson, Larry Zbyszko, Bobby Eaton, Rick Rude and Steve Austin when Sting made B. Eaton submit to the Scorpion Death Lock in 28:18.
As anticipated, War Games lived up to its name as a War between the two feuding sides. It was bloody, it was brutal, it was a War Games.
The Alliance team won the coin toss to get the numbers advantage throughout the match and used it to inflict a great deal of punishment when Sting’s team was undermanned.
Scott Steiner and Arn Anderson were the first two and Steiner seemed to be getting the best of his old rival Anderson. But in the next round, Larry Zbyszko joined his tag team partner in a 2-on-1 against Steiner. Rick Steiner evened up the odds and we had a ongoing fight between the World Tag Team champs and their top contenders.
Bobby Eaton came in to turn the tide back to the Alliance, but Sting was actually the third man into the match for his team and his energy made an immediate impact, giving his team the momentum.
Not one to let his arch rival hold the upper hand, Rick Rude came in next and went right after Sting. Dustin Rhodes was next, followed by Steve Austin. Finally, Ron Simmons was the final man into the match and his strength and power was a lot for the Alliance members already exhausted to handle.
The final moments came as Bobby Eaton tried to come off the top rope for a leg drop, but Sting caught him and immediately locked him in the Scorpion Death Lock. Simmons kept dropping elbows on Eaton’s prone body while the rest of Sting’s group were able to fight off
Card rating: ** 1/2
Card rating: ** 1/2