WCW Halloween Havoc Preview
The date is Sunday, October 28. The year is 2001. The place is the Bi-Lo Center, in Greensville, South Carolina. The promotion is World Championship Wrestling. The show is Halloween Havoc. The setting… Pay Per View! WCW returns once again to Pay Per View this Sunday, with Halloween Havoc! Join ‘The Voice of WCW’ Tony Schiavone and ‘The Professor’ Mike Tenay at ringside for all of the great WCW action! But first, here is a rundown of your WCW Halloween Havoc card!
WCW World Heavyweight Title- Jeff Jarrett © vs. Ric Flair
WCW North American Title- Lance Storm © vs. Cal Anderson vs. Curt Hennig
WCW Tag Team Titles- Chuck Palumbo & Sean O’Haire © vs. KroniK
Grudge Match- Booker T vs. Hulk Hogan
Tables Match- Mike Awesome vs. Scott Steiner
Open Challenge- Sting vs. Mystery Opponent
No Count Outs- Billy Kidman vs. Rey Misterio Jr.
Grudge Match- Flying Harts vs. Shane Helms & Super Crazy
Jeff Jarrett © vs. Ric Flair
If you search the WCW roster, you will not find two other men who hate each other as much as The Nature Boy and The Chosen One. Ric Flair and Jeff Jarrett have been at each other’s throats ever since the re-launch of WCW in May, clashing several times in singles action. Ric Flair defeated Jeff Jarrett back at Slamboree with a crafty roll-up, and then again on Nitro in September, in a bloody cage match. Now, both men are hoping third time’s a charm. Jeff Jarrett wants to get that first win over The Nature Boy, while Flair is hoping a third win over The Chosen One will land him a 17th World Heavyweight Title reign. However, for Ric Flair to do that, he is going to have to do more than just beat the current World Heavyweight Champion! He is going to have to defeat the entire New World Order!
The nWo is back on top and running the show here in WCW, and Jeff Jarrett is at the front of the charge. And if he gets in trouble in this match, his lackeys will surely be there to help him. Curt Hennig, Mike Awesome, and KroniK all will be ready to obey WCW President, and nWo Leader, Eric Bischoff’s orders. Flair will certainly have his own back-up, as the legendary ‘Enforcer’ Arn Anderson will be in his corner come match-time! However, both men are going to have to put up their ‘A’ game if they want to win this Sunday. Who is going walk out of Halloween Havoc with the WCW World Heavyweight Title held high? Find out this Sunday!
Lance Storm © vs. Cal Anderson vs. Curt Hennig
Lance Storm has been on top of the WCW North American Title scene for almost 6 months now, and he has looked very impressive throughout that time. After winning the now defunct-United States Title against Hugh Morris at Slamboree, the two feuded in a bitter USA versus Canada war, and ended with the North American Championship debuting in WCW. The two fought for the Title at Souled Out in a ladder match, and the crafty Storm was able to leave with the Title. After another victory last month at Fall Brawl against Morris, this time in an ‘American Brawl’ street fight, Lance is now ready to show the world that he is indeed the best wrestler in the world. After picking up a victory in his ‘International Open Challenge’, Storm faced off with the undefeated Cal Anderson. Both men put on a great match, but before a winner could be decided, nWo member Curt Hennig intervened, attacking The New Enforcer. Storm took exception to that, and attacked Hennig, leading to the match here at Halloween Havoc. All three men have something to prove in this match, making each man want to win it all the more! Cal Anderson wants to continue his undefeated streak, while Curt Hennig is looking to bring home more gold to the nWo. Lance Storm is out to prove he can beat Cal Anderson, as well as showing he is the best wrestler in the world. It will be an impeccable battle come Halloween Havoc for the North American Championship, so order the PPV to see who can walk away with the victory!
Young Lions © vs. KroniK
They have fought each other countless times now, and every time these teams do fight, no one knows who will win! ‘The Young Lions’ Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire and KroniK have a rich, albeit bloody, history with another, and both have dealt each team blow in the loss column. Blood has been shed, bones have been broken, and tears have been wept when these two teams battle. And now, they will fight one more time, for the greatest prize a tag team can fight for, the WCW Tag Team Titles!
Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire were riding high in WCW at the re-launch of the company, but at Slamboree, their success came to a sudden halt at the hands of Brian Adams and Bryan Clarke, who defeated Palumbo and O’Haire for the Tag Titles. KroniK dominated the tag team division, while the Young Lions faltered, losing to Totally Buff at Souled Out. However, Palumbo and O’Haire got back on the right track, and won the Tag Titles for a second time together when Palumbo pinned Buff Bagwell. Now, KroniK is looking for their rematch, and only added more hatred to the fire by attacking the Young Lions from behind on the 10/10 edition, and joining the New World Order. Now, it is another battle in the long WCW vs. nWo war, with momentum swinging in the balance. Who will walk away this time with the victory in this brutal tag team match? Order the PPV to find out!
Booker T vs. Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan’s return to WCW was supposed to be a light at the end of the tunnel for WCW. However, the tunnel was crushed by a Leg Drop, courtesy of Hulk Hogan. ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair had intended on bringing in Hulk Hogan to help WCW in the fight against the New World Order. Hogan returned to the company just before Fall Brawl, and seemed to be aligned with WCW and Flair. However, when it came time for the War Games match at Fall Brawl, Hogan had mysteriously been attacked. Going into the match with a disadvantage, WCW was already getting beaten down by the nWo, when Hogan showed up. However, it wasn’t the American Hero, it was Hollywood. Hulk took out each member of Team WCW with a Leg Drop, and revealed to be a member of the nWo.
One man who was the least pleased with this was Booker T. Because of Hogan’s turn on WCW, Booker T ended up losing the World Heavyweight Title to Jeff Jarrett in the War Games match. When Booker T made a shocking return on the 10/10 edition of Nitro, he attacked Hogan from the crowd, and made his message clear; he wanted Hogan. After both men took their shots on the microphone, Booker T was able to goad Hogan into a match this Sunday at Halloween Havoc. Now, two great wrestlers will battle in the squared circle in a match of pride, and revenge. Only one man can walk away with the victory, but you’ll just have to order Halloween Havoc to find out who!
Mike Awesome vs. Scott Steiner
Mike Awesome is on a mission; take out Scott Steiner. However, Scott Steiner is on a mission as well; win the WCW World Heavyweight Title. After getting kicked out of the nWo just after Fall Brawl for demanding a World Title shot against Jarrett, Steiner set his sights on winning the Title. Steiner had a chance on the 10/03 edition of Nitro, but because of Awesome, and the rest of the nWo, he failed in the chance. Then again on the 10/17 edition of Nitro, Big Poppa Pump wrestled Ric Flair in a number one contender’s match, but once again, Steiner was denied by Mike Awesome, on Jeff Jarrett’s bidding. Now, Eric Bischoff is hoping Mike Awesome can finish Steiner off for good at Halloween Havoc, when the two lock horns, in a tables match! It will be a brutal match when these two step into the ring, as both men can slug it out with the best of them. Will Mike Awesome’s experience in a hardcore surrounding lead him to victory, or will the sheer intensity, and rage of Scott Steiner help him put Awesome through a table!? Find out at Halloween Havoc!
Sting vs. Mystery Opponent
Sting is an icon in this industry. He’s won countless World Titles, and has been a figurehead of WCW for a decade. But despite all of this, the Stinger has not been booked on the card for Halloween Havoc. Sting let out his frustrations this past week on Nitro, angry that Eric Bischoff and the New World Order are trying to hold him down. To get himself on the card this Sunday, he has issued an open challenge. Any person, man or female, child or adult, can show up to wrestle the Stinger, and they can be from anywhere in the world, from any company. Who will answer the Stinger’s challenge this Sunday, and can this mystery opponent knock off the Stinger!? Find out by ordering!
Billy Kidman vs. Rey Misterio Jr.
Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio Jr. have a long history together. They’ve been opponents, they’ve been a tag team, they’ve been champions, but most of all, they’ve been best friends. And when Billy Kidman and Konnan, his Filthy Animal running buddies, ‘didn’t show enough concern’ for Rey Misterio Jr. after he was injured by KroniK at Slamboree, Misterio ended up turning on the Filthy Animals, costing them the WCW Tag Team Titles at Souled Out. Ever since, Kidman and Misterio have become bitter enemies, and wrestled against another at Fall Brawl. Both men fought hard, but Billy Kidman was clearly the better man in everyone’s eyes, except Misterio. Rey walked out of the match, claiming he had proven he was the better man, although taking a count-out loss. Kidman clearly wasn’t happy with the result, and got a re-match for this Sunday against Misterio. However, this time, there are no count-outs! All other rules apply, but the two men can fight in any part of the building, so long as the pin takes place in the ring. There will be no running for Rey Misterio Jr. at Halloween Havoc this Sunday, but can Billy Kidman get the victory, and his revenge, on Misterio!? Or will Rey prove what he says; he is better than Billy Kidman. Find out this Sunday!
Flying Harts vs. Shane Helms & Super Crazy
Teddy Hart and Jack Evans are the new representatives of the Hart Family in professional wrestling, and are looking to make a big impact in WCW! To do that, they attacked the best cruiserweight in the company, the current WCW Cruiserweight Champion, Shane Helms. However, Helms was able to get help from an unlikely source, Super Crazy, the man Helms defeated to retain the Cruiserweight Title at Fall Brawl. Nonetheless, Crazy is looking to help Shane Helms defeat the Flying Harts this Sunday at Halloween Havoc, while Shane Helms looks to have no desire to team with Super Crazy. Will the combined efforts of Super Crazy and Shane Helms be enough to knock off the young rookies, or will the lack of chemistry lead Crazy and Helms to failure!? No matter what, it will be a great high flying match that you’re not going to want to miss! So order the PPV to watch it!
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WCW Halloween Havoc Predictions Contest
Predict the winners and the match order
But the number you think the match will be next to the heading of the match, and bold your predicted winner…
(1-8 with 8 Being the Main Event, and 1 the Opener)…
WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Jeff Jarrett © vs. Ric Flair (w/Arn Anderson)
WCW North American Championship
Triple Threat Match
Lance Storm © vs. Cal Anderson (w/Arn Anderson) vs. Curt Hennig
WCW Tag Team Championship
Tag Team Match
Chuck Palumbo & Sean O’Haire © vs. KroniK
Booker T vs. Hulk Hogan
Sting vs. Mystery Opponent
Mike Awesome vs. Scott Steiner (w/Midajah)
Billy Kidman (w/Tygress) vs. Rey Misterio Jr.
Tag Team Match
Flying Harts vs. Shane Helms & Super Crazy
What will be the worst match – rated due to overall match rating in *’s?
What will be the best match – rated due to overall match rating in *’s?
Will Halloween Havoc see anyone(s) turn from face/heel to heel/face?
If Yes – Who is/are going to turn?
Who will be pinned in the North American Title Match?
Who will be the mystery opponent versus Sting?
Who will score the pin in cruiserweight tag team match?
What will the Hogan/Booker match be rated – as a *?
Also, this time around, whoever wins the prediction contest gets to pick any match, with any WCW superstars, for the very next Wednesday Nitro! OR, they can see the participants in the upcoming Super Cage match at Mayhem!
*EDIT* The last question has been changed. I never changed it from when I used to use EWR with it. It has now been changed. And for the reminder, * ratings are common. The lowest would be a DUD, and the highest any match can have is a ***** rating, which is very common. Also, a match can have a star rating of ** 1/2, or * 1/4, etc. The fractions will always only be 1/4, 1/2, or 3/4 of a star. Never anything more complex. Any questions, feel free to ask.