Re: WCW- 1996, Winds of Change
1/8/96 WCW Monday Nitro
Welcome to Monday Nitro live from Charelston, South Carolina. You are with us for 1 hour of the hottest show on television, and like always it is live. We have got a great show planned for you tonight with a huge main event! Ric Flair the WCW heavyweight Champion teams up with Arn Anderson to take on Macho Man Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan.
Wow! That is huge.
But thats not all Brain, Sting is in action tonight agianst DDP, Eddie Guerrero takes on Lord Steven Regal and in our opening match Brian Pillman battles "Das Wonderkind" Alex Wright.
Brian Pillman vs Alex Wright
David Penzer introduces the competitors. Brian Pillman enters the ring accompanied by Chris Benoit. Pillman is all buisness tonight. Alex Wright is next to enter. Referre Peewee Anderson signals for the bell and the match is on. Wright and Pillman lock up, Wright turn it into a hammerlock but it is quickly reversed. Both men reset and lock up agian, Pillman this time with the advantage irish whips Wright into the corner, running back elbow knocks Wright woozy. Wright stumbles out and is hit with a Pillman scoop slam. pin attempt
Pillman staying on the offensive administers a chin lock. Wright fights out and creates space. Pillman charges at Wright and is hit with a drop toe hold. Catapulte by Wright send The Walking Time Bomb crashing to the floor. Baseball slide by Wright knocks Pillman backwards into the guard rail. Wright climbs the top rope and leaps down hitting Pillman with a flying double axe handle. The crowd is getting into it. Benoit approaches Wright and Wright retreats into the ring. Benoit attempts to help Pillman up but Pillman pushes him away. Back in the ring now Pillman works over Wright with Ric Flair like chops redning the chest of Wright. Pillman climbs the top rope and attempts to hit Wright with a flying clothesline. Wright ducks out of the way and locks Pillman in a Half Boston Crap. Pillman is close to tapping but breaks out of the hold. Wright gets a head of steam and attemps to bounce of the ropes but is tripped up by Benoit. Wright turns his attention to Benoit. Wright is initially distracted but quickly turns his attention back to Pillman. Just as he does he is hit with a flying cross body by Pillman and pinned for the 1,2,3.
Winner Brian Pillman
Well that was a great effort by Alex Wright, but in the end Brian Pillman shows his vetern savvy and picks up the victory. Brain walk us through the finish
Wright hit the ropes, gets distracted his distraction is cructial and it allows Pillman to hit him with the flying crossbody and pick up the win.
There seems to be a little bit of tension between the Horseman baby. It looks to me like those boys are playing a little one ups manship
We have to go to commercial but coming up after the break Mean Gene interviews the Four Horseman
Please welcome my guest's at this time reinging WCW Champion Ric Flair and the Four Horseman.
Ric Flair last week on Nitro, Hulk Hogan had you pinned but thanks to your friend Arn Anderson you are still the WCW Champion. What do you have to say about that?
Mean Gene, this was another priiimme example that Hulk Hogan simply cannot beat Ric Flair, WOOOO. Hulk Hogan is out of my league.
But Arn Anderson broke up the count, you never beat Hogan.
My friend Arn was just doing what was right.
It doesnt matter what I did, Ric Flair is still WCW Champion and thats whats important. 4 men thinking singularly acting collectivly thats what the Horseman are all about.
Ric what is your reaction to Jimmy Hart's presence and the ensuing Giant attack on Hulk Hogan?
Jimmy Hart and The Giant are running on there own agenda, all the matters is that the Horseman are riding high WOOOO. Tonight, The Nature Boy is gonna prove once agian that Hulk Hogan is inferior to me. To be the man, WOOO you gotta beat the man and Hulk Hogan is not the man.
Thanks for your time, Ladies and Gentleman The Four Horseman, back to you Eric.
The Horseman seem to be full of confindence, there is no doubt about that. Lets see if it helps them tonight agianst that lunitic Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan. But for now its time to get back to the action, Eddie Guerrero is entering the ring for his match agianst Lord Steven Regal.
Guerrero enters first followed by Regal. Nice little mat exchange to start the match as Regal keeps Eddie grounded with a wristlock. Guerrero gets to his feet and uses the ropes to flip over Regal, but then he runs right into a knee. Regal attempts a irish whip but it is blocked and Guerrero turns it into a whip of his own. Regal bounces back and Guerrero hits Regal with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Pin Attempt
Eddie pulls Regal up but Regal reverses it into a small package
Eddie escapes a butterfly suplex with a lucha armdrag. He follows up with a headscissors and a couple rollups, but Regal puts him back with a European uppercut. Reverse suplex by Regal gets two. Eddie keeps on fighting, but Regal keeps shutting him down. Regal's got Eddie's legs it looks like he has got the Regal Stretch! Regal wreches on the hold. Guerrero has no choice but to tap out.
Winner Lord Steven Regal
Big win for Regal certaintly moves him up the T.V title ranking.
I think Regal was sending a message to Johnny B Badd baby. Johnny better be on his toes because Regals hot on his trail.
Coming up after the break The Franchise Sting takes on DDP
Mongo tells us that DDP is losing this match before the bell evens rings. Page rubs his cigar in Sting’s face to kick us off. Sting comes back and dropkicks DDP through the ropes to the floor. Back in, Sting leapfrogs and gets his crotch destroyed by Page’s giant head. DDP takes advantage and gives Sting a back suplex. Swinging neckbreaker by Sting, he attempts the pin.
DDP works the chinlock for a while with his feet on the ropes to show he’s a big jerk. Sting fights out and before you know it, he has Page in the Scorpian Deathlock for the win.
Winner - Sting
Commanding victory by Sting. Brain take us throw the finish of that one.
DDP works the Chin Lock Sting fights out, Sting locks in the Scorpian Deathlock, nothing DDP can do but tap.
We gotta take a break, but dont you touch that dial becuase coming up after the break Macho Man Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan battle Ric Flair and Arn Anderson.
Randy, Randy can I have a word with you for a second?
What is it?! I have a match to get to.
Randy, what are your thoughts on the way your match with Ric Flair ended at Starrcade?
What are my thoughts? What are my thoughts?! I was robbed of my title. Ric Flair, you better have eyess in the back of your head, yeahh. No body is gettin in the way of the Machoo Man, Yeah! Not you Ric Flair not Hulk Hogan not Arn Anderson, nobody! Macho Man will once agian be WCW World Champion and that is really bad news for you Ric Flair. I am the cream of the WCW, the cream of the crop, and the cream always rises to the top yeahh!
Flair and Anderson enter together to a mixed reaction, Hogan enters next followed by Savage who gets a massive ovation. Nick Patrick rings the bell to start the match and we are off. Flair doesn’t want Savage, he wants Hogan and that is exactly what he gets. Hogan NO-SELLS the chops and puts Flair down on his stomach with a hammerlock. Flair breaks the hold and tags in Arn. Arn charges across and Hogan sends the Horsemen running after they each take a slam. Back inside, Arn tries to suplex Hogan to the floor from the apron. Hogan blocks and sends Anderson into a Savage right hand. Hogan tags in Savage. Savage flies down on Arn with a double ax handle, in the centre on the ring. Pin Attempt
Kickout by Arn
Arn tags in Flair, but gets slammed off the top and put in the figure-four from Savage. Arn runs in and takes the same from Hogan. While the ref gets Hogan out of the ring, Arn walks over and DDTs Savage. Flair tags in Arn and the Horsemen continue to work over Savage as Nitro goes to commercial break.
We come back to see more of the same. Arn clamps on the ab stretch and is getting some leverage help from Flair. Savage grabs a desperate sleeper on Arn, but gets backed into the Horsemen corner and sent to the floor to take a ride into the guardrail from Flair. Back in, Arn calls for another DDT. Savage hooks the ropes to block it and makes the HOT TAG TO HOGAN! He fights off a double-team and clotheslines both Arn and Flair over the top rope to the floor. Savage tosses Arn back in for Hulk to finish him off, but Arn reverses a whip and hits the Spinebuster! Hogan NO-SELLS and puts Arn away with the Big Boot and the LEGDROP.
Savage and Hogan win!
Savage isnt at all worried about the win and goes after Flair, Flair retreats but runs right into The Giant on the entrance ramp. The Giant pushes Flair off to the side and catches Savage in a chokeslam. Hogan runs to help Savage but before he can he is taken out from behind by "The Zodiac" Brutus Beefcake. The Giant then enter the ring and Beefcake and The Giant stage an all out assult on the Hulk. Nitro goes off the air as Arn and Flair, holding the WCW Title high above his head exit to the backstage area, with Savage staring them down.