Daily Archives: May 9, 2011

Monday Nitro (02.03.97)

WCW Monday Nitro
February 3, 1997
Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Eddie Guerrero (12/29/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lord Steven Regal (8/20/1996)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Dean Malenko (1/21/1997)
WCW Women’s Champion: Akira Hokuto (12/29/1996)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Larry Zbyszko. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (01.27.97)

WCW Monday Nitro
January 27, 1997
Des Moines, IA
Veterans Memorial Auditorium

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Eddie Guerrero (12/29/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lord Steven Regal (8/20/1996)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Dean Malenko (1/21/1997)
WCW Women’s Champion: Akira Hokuto (12/29/1996)

Just an update: Hulk Hogan is still hulking it up in the intro video.

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Eric Bischoff, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash. But you’re not Tony and Larry. Read the rest of this entry

nWo Souled Out 1997

nWo Souled Out
January 25, 1997
Cedar Rapids, IA
Five Seasons Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Eddie Guerrero (12/29/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lord Steven Regal (8/20/1996)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Dean Malenko (1/21/1997)
WCW Women’s Champion: Akira Hokuto (12/29/1996)

Already this is a crazy show. The new World order come into the arena hanging on the back of dump trucks along with this huge obnoxious police and fire truck escort. It’s just WAY over the top, but that’s the point.

Such a great intro video. I love it. We-we-we are in control. The stage is pretty much completely dark and evil-looking. The whole set reminds me of either Fight Club or the abandoned warehouse where Zoolander and Hansel had their walk-off. All we need now is David Bowie.

Your hosts are Eric Bischoff and Ted DiBiase. Read the rest of this entry

Clash of the Champions 34 (01.97)



WCW Clash of the Champions XXXIV
January 21, 1997
Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Center Arena

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Eddie Guerrero (12/29/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lord Steven Regal (8/20/1996)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Ultimo Dragon (12/29/1996)
WCW Women’s Champion: Akira Hokuto (12/29/1996)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Dusty Rhodes. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (01.20.97)

WCW Monday Nitro
January 20, 1997
Chicago, IL
United Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Eddie Guerrero (12/29/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lord Steven Regal (8/20/1996)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Ultimo Dragon (12/29/1996)
WCW Women’s Champion: Akira Hokuto (12/29/1996)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (01.13.97)

WCW Monday Nitro
January 13, 1997
New Orleans, LA
Superdome

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Eddie Guerrero (12/29/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lord Steven Regal (8/20/1996)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Ultimo Dragon (12/29/1996)
WCW Women’s Champion: Akira Hokuto (12/29/1996)

We can’t even get through the intro without the Giant running into the nWo locker room shouting TV-G insults at Hollywood Hogan before security carries him out. Who cares. We’re in the Superdome!

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Nitro (01.06.97)

WCW Monday Nitro
January 6, 1997
Monroe, LA
Civic Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Eddie Guerrero (12/29/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lord Steven Regal (8/20/1996)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Ultimo Dragon (12/29/1996)
WCW Women’s Champion: Akira Hokuto (12/29/1996)

When we last left you in 1996, the Giant asked Hollywood Hogan for a WCW world title shot after winning World War 3 back in November. At Starrcade, the Giant failed to chokeslam Hogan’s enemy Roddy Piper. Because of this mistake, Hogan blamed his loss on the Giant. This enraged the Giant and on the next night at Monday Nitro, the Giant didn’t join in on the massive Roddy Piper beatdown. As Piper left speaking gibberish on a stretcher, the Giant grabbed Hogan by the throat and yelled for the nWo to clear out of the ring. Well they do, but once Hogan agrees to a title match and Giant lets him go, Hogan orders his troops to all attack the Giant at once. They beat him down and strip him of his nWo t-shirt and bash him with the world title belt until the Giant is left unconscious. Oh yeah, and still nobody is sure about where Sting’s alliance is at just yet. I know you could have just read the 1996 recaps, but it helps me (and you!) recall exactly where we are at without doing that.

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko. Read the rest of this entry

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