WCW: Monday Nitro (11.02.98)

WCW: Monday Nitro
November 2, 1998
Fort Lauderdale, FL
National Car Rental Center

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Bill Goldberg (7/6/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Diamond Dallas Page (10/26/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Rick Steiner & Kenny Kaos (10/26/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Chris Jericho (8/10/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Billy Kidman (9/14/1998)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Larry Zbyszko. Tony doesn’t seem to know exactly where he is. Not really, but it does seem like maybe somebody in the headset had him mention they are in Sunrise, Florida even though Fort Lauderdale sounds better.

World War 3 ad right off the bat. This is the *real* nWo ad where people in suits play with model airplanes prior to September 11, 2001. CREEPY. Here is the word for word transcription played in the ad set to eerie music: “They are our leaders. They have made decisions that will affect our lives forever, but nothing will prepare you for this: WORLD WAR 3!” Yikes.

  • Alex Wright vs. Norman Smiley

Alex Wright is *red hot*, says Tony. He and Smiley go through some chain wrestling. Smiley finds a crossbody block and delivers a pair of those really cool body slams he does. Wright goes to the eyes for payback. A running elbow smash and a dropkick connects on Smiley. Wright puts Smiley in the tree of woe and puts the boots to him. The crowd lets Wright know what they think of him – AND IT’S NOT PLEASANT! Wright misses a corner charge allowing Smiley to come back with a butterfly slam. Smiley does the cabbage patch dance and elbow drops Wright for two. He slams Wright and heads up top, but Wright crotches him for a top rope superplex! Both men are down. Next thing you know, Wright finds the REVERSE NECKBREAKER for the win. (4:39) Nice back and forth match there. *½

Tony announces both Sting and Bret Hart are injured and will be put on the shelf for the time being.

They show a video package of what went down between Diamond Dallas Page and Bret Hart from last week’s Monday Nitro. One might think DDP should be on the shelf.

WCW/nWo Revenge for the Nintendo 64 ad airs. The game sold for $70!

NITRO GIRLS! They’re gamers now.

  • Disco Inferno vs. Kaz Hayashi

They trade waistlocks and wristlocks to start. Tenay mentions that Sonny Oono is going around backstage looking for his championship belt after getting a tainted win over Kaz Hayashi on WCW Saturday Night thanks to some interference by Ernest Miller. Who will tell Sonny that Hayashi doesn’t have a championship belt? Hayashi flips out of a hiptoss, but then gets run down with a clothesline. Disco puts the boots to Hayashi in the corner, but misses a corner charge. They recover a headscissors spot by Hayashi. He then dropkicks Disco to the floor and delivers a twisting plancha. AWESOME. Back inside, Hayashi delivers a flying bodypress for two. Disco buries a knee and delivers a vertical suplex to set up an elbow drop from the second rope. He tries another elbow drop, but misses. Hayashi comes back with a dropkick and delivers a backbreaker to set up a Flying Moonsault for 1-2-NO! That brings Sonny Oono down the aisle rubbing his hands together. Hayashi telegraphs a backdrop, but stops Disco up top for a superplex. Oono tells the camera that he’s the #1 Japanese wrestler in WCW because he’s undefeated. Hayashi heads up top again and eyes Sonny Oono. He chases after him and as they head through the ring, Disco lowers the boom onto Hayashi and delivers the MACARENA PILEDRIVER for the win. (4:40) The Dancing Fools win with a clean sweep! Another good match too that really didn’t need the Sonny Oono interference. **

Gene Okerlund brings out BOOKER T to the aisle for an interview. He’s been gone for a while and he really wanted that rematch with Bret Hart over the US title back on August 24 in Chicago, but it wasn’t meant to be. When asked about what he’ll do about his brother Stevie Ray, Booker T says he ain’t got nothing but love for him. He tells Stevie Ray to do his thing. Gene pushes the question a bit further over what Stevie Ray did with the WCW TV title, but Booker T doesn’t seem interested in his brother. Well, that’s good. I don’t think anyone wants to see *those* matches. He’s much more concerned with the guy who whacked his bad knee back on August 24 – and that man is Scott Hall. Booker T challenges him to a match tonight. IT’S GONNA BE ON LIKE NECK BONE IN FLORIDA TONIGHT – NOW CAN YOU DIG IT? Man, Booker is getting *me* fired up.

  • Fit Finley vs. Scott Putski

They run the ropes and run each other down to start. Putski hits a slam, but misses an elbow drop off the ropes. Finley delivers a full body slam and Putski rolls out as we get some ringside violence. Back in, a short-arm clothesline gets two. Finley keeps him grounded and slams Putski’s chest off the apron. Back in, Putski runs into a boot in the corner, but catches Finley charging at him and slams him down. Stereotypical Putski comeback ensues. He calls for the Polish Hammer, but Finley ducks and hits the Finley Roll. TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER ends Putski. (3:57) Tenay wants to see Wright versus Finley again. WHY. ¾*

Backstage, Raven is cutting a promo and quoting Janis Joplin when Kanyon walks over to break up his pity party. When Raven hears enough out of Kanyon and asks to be left alone, Raven leaves and Kanyon follows after him.

We get a special video look at Chris Jericho and his issues with Goldberg – or rather, the fake Goldberg. Tonight, Chris Jericho battles Kidman. So why show this video package?

  • Ernest Miller (w/Sonny Oono) vs. Scott Armstrong

Miller will whoop anybody, so somebody come out here. Scott Armstrong answers the challenge. The issues between Miller and Armstrong go back to September 10 on Thunder when Miller beat up both Scott and Steve outside the Rupp Arena. All of a sudden WCW cares about continuity. Armstrong jumps Miller during the five seconds Miller allows each opponent to leave, but it doesn’t take Miller long to hit the FELINER for the win in :24. Steve Armstrong runs in and saves his brother from Miller. He puts his hands on Oono though and gets kicked down by Miller. For some reason, ref Mickey Jay counts the pinfall on Steve as well. HUH?

  • Wrath vs. Kendall Windham

Our esteemed commentators continue to put over Wrath’s win over Meng at Halloween Havoc. Tony reminds us that Lex Luger will wrestle Bret Hart tonight. Wrath NO-SELLS a swinging neckbreaker. MELTDOWN ends Windham in 1:55.

We get a video package of Bret Hart being a HEEL.

Back to the show, Gene Okerlund welcomes BRET HART to the ring who shows up limping and wearing a knee brace. Hurting people is nice, but it has taken a toll on his body. He’s got a severe groin pull that won’t allow him to wrestle tonight. Gene calls BS on that. Bret yells at Gene for questioning his integrity and says there’s doctors backstage who tell him he’s hurt. Bret is tired of getting hurt because his job is to hurt people. Guys in the locker room hide under tables when he comes around. He feels DDP cheated to win the US title, which is why Bret had to give DDP a lesson he’ll never forget. Don’t ever celebrate a victory until you get out of the ring, DDP! As for Sting, he won’t be bringing a baseball bat to the ring anymore. Bret continues to threaten to take out any wrestler who gets in the ring with him because he simply doesn’t like them. As far as Lex Luger goes, continue tonight a blessing because now he can face somebody else. Next thing we know, LEX LUGER walks down to the ring to confront Bret. Lex calls BS on Bret’s injury as well. Bret keeps blaming the doctors for not letting him wrestle. Luger thinks his claim of being the best has nothing to do with wrestling, but more to do with being the best *liar* in wrestling. I like Bret’s shirt. He reminds Lex that he should just enjoy the night off. Lex calls Bret a gutless coward and runs him over with a clothesline. Gene takes a bump (!!) and rolls out into the arms of the referees at ringside! Luger puts Bret in the TORTURE RACK until the refs get him to stop. He then stomps Bret out of the ring as Bret holds his groin.

By order of the boss Eric Bischoff, they show a tape of Hulk Hogan versus Ric Flair in a cage match from Halloween Havoc 1994 with Mr. T as the special referee. What a difference four years makes, huh? The clips are selected to only show Hulk beating the crap out of Flair. This didn’t go on for as long as when they showed the Bash at the Beach match last week as we are in and out after three minutes.

Ric Flair and the rest of the Four Horsemen interrupt and head down to the ring to join Gene Okerlund. Arn Anderson speaks first because he’s here to get down to the truth – something Eric Bischoff knows very little about. The Four Horsemen can’t stomach Eric’s garbage anymore. While Eric has plenty of power, even Bischoff knows the nWo B&W and the Four Horsemen will have to clash at some point. Bischoff won’t let it happen and instead plays kid’s games with the Horsemen, and the reason is wrestling is a man’s game. Being a weasel and editing the Hogan and Flair matches not only shows what a coward Bischoff is, but it’s also very disrespectful to Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. Arn claims he was there for both matches and those two men cut each other in half for 45 straight minutes. It was a beautiful sight because back then, Hulk Hogan was still a man. Now Hogan is just a shell of his former self standing behind Bischoff and Ted Turner’s money. Arn isn’t crying over Flair because Flair is a 13-time world champion. Of course, Bischoff isn’t here to face the consequences of his actions because he’s in Montana “bear hunting”. He implores to Bischoff to “let the men do the fighting”. He even goes as far as to tell Bischoff to come out of the tree stand, put down the high-powered rifle, pick up the pocket knife, and attack the bears head on (just like in wrestling) because you can’t deal with the Four Horsemen. Well, at least he didn’t ask Bischoff to put down the rifle and pull out his Glock. Now over to the MAN Ric Flair. He takes off the sports jacket. Flair is getting tired of paying fines for saying what he thinks. Bischoff, if you don’t like it, do something about it because they are the best thing going today. The Horsemen leave to go to South Beach. Well, they can’t leave, Ric. Malenko wrestling Raven tonight. Chris Benoit is ready to PARTY, though. Look out, Miami. Mongo is back from getting left behind in Las Vegas. McMichael says something, but I’m not sure what he’s talking about. Well, this segment started at the top and just went downhill from there.

HOUR NUMBER TWO! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Larry Zbyszko.

Special video look at the NITRO GIRLS! Not that I’m complaining, but it’s nothing new. FYRE.

And now, the NITRO GIRLS!

Nitro Party video airs. How much longer do we have to endure these?

We take another special video look and this time it’s GOLDBERG!

  • IWGP Heavyweight Championship: Scott Norton (c) (w/Vincent) vs. Van Hammer

Hey look, Norton has the IWGP heavyweight belt with him! He rips into Hammer as if this was a commercial for New Japan TV. Hammer actually lands the Cobra Clutch Slam, but Norton basically no-sells and hits a Samoan drop. POWERBOMB to Hammer ends him in 1:58.

Back in the locker room, Bret Hart is being checked by medical personnel. Bret is getting his ribs taped – thanks a lot, Lex Luger.

Saturn calls out Eddie Guerrero to the ring for a fight. If you’ll recall last week on Nitro, Saturn got beaten down by the LWO. This is less of a wrestling match and more of a back-and-forth fight in the ring. Ref Billy Silverman comes down and I guess we have an impromptu match here.

  • Saturn vs. Eddie Guerrero

As they run the ropes, Saturn delivers a wheelbarrow facebuster to Eddie and goes for the Death Valley Driver, but Guerrero counters with a headscissors and then gives Saturn a Brainbuster. He climbs up top and Saturn is there to meet him for a HEAD AND ARM SUPERPLEX. Flying legdrop by Saturn gets two. Okay then, we have a match. Saturn lays out Eddie with a Falcon Arrow when the LWO appears to beat up Saturn. (let’s call it 1:30) They hold him down for a Frog Splash when KONNAN heads down. As the LWO focus turns to Konnan, they let Saturn up who is ready to fight again. No nWo Wolfpac t-shirt by the way. Konnan stops Saturn to say that Eddie Guerrero is doing these guys what Raven was doing to the Flock. Konnan tells Saturn this is between he and Eddie, not Saturn. Saturn can fight Eddie another day. Konnan calls Eddie out for being a phony. Eddie tells Konnan to just go and hang out with his white buddies because Eddie doesn’t even consider Konnan “LA RAZA” anymore. Konnan says something in Spanish. Eddie thinks Konnan is up to some nWo Wolfpac nonsense, so Eddie wants Konnan on *his* terms. Konnan is down – because WOLFPAC IS IN DA HOUSE. Eddie and the LWO leave Konnan in the ring and tell him and the nWo Wolfpac to kiss their asses. Okay then, let’s see what happens next.

As Konnan leaves the ring, ALEX RODRIGUEZ (who at the time was a young All-Star shortstop for the Seattle Mariners) embraces him in the aisle and they act all buddy-buddy.

Now they take us back to last week on Nitro when Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell attacked JJ Dillon and put him in the Steiner Recliner.

  • Scott Steiner (w/Buff Bagwell) vs. Kenny Kaos

Bobby Heenan replaces Larry Z for the rest of the broadcast, so it must be 9:30PM. Kaos is carrying with him one of the WCW world tag belts. Schiavone and Tenay have to confirm to us that he is in fact a tag champ with Rick Steiner – as confusing and improbable as that would have been a month ago. JJ Dillon stops Kaos on his way to the ring and tells Steiner to stay back as well. As you can imagine, Steiner doesn’t listen and shoves Dillon back. Bagwell and Kaos get in between them. Steiner starts saying “screw you” and “WCW sucks” type of things. He threatens Tony Schiavone. JJ starts to say something and we go to commercial. I’m sorry, what’s good?

We get a promo for the Nitro Girls.

AC JAZZ does a “solo dance” because reasons.

Send in your Nitro Party video tapes. NO, PLEASE STOP.

  • Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Psychosis

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE JJ DILLON SEGMENT? Psychosis comes out to the LWO theme and he’s wearing the LWO t-shirt and white jeans instead of his usual get-up. Rey walks out wearing a boxer’s robe and appears to have new music as well. Psychosis controls to start, but Mysterio comes back with a cartwheel into a headscissors to send Psychosis to the floor. Back inside, Rey beats Psychosis down into a corner for the Bronco Buster. SUCK IT, PSYCHOSIS. He fights back by blocking a hurracanrana with a running powerbomb. On the floor, Psychosis lands a slingshot legdrop to the outside. OUCH. Back in, Psychosis scores a two-count. He follows up with a buttalanche and then launches Rey as he comes off the ropes. Mysterio looks for an Asai Moonsault press, but gets caught. He shoots Psychosis off into the corner, but Psychosis leaps off the buckle only to miss. Springboard Seated Senton connects, but only gets two. Tony calls it a “Thesz Press” but even Stevie Wonder could tell the difference. Psychosis grabs Rey for a sitout gourdbuster for two. Over in the corner, Psychosis lands a springboard hurracanrana for another two-count. Psychosis misses a charge up against the ropes and lands on his head. As he rolls to the apron, Rey sticks him in between the ropes and lands a split-legged moonsault for two. A tilt-a-whirl headscissors leads to a flying X-Factor. As it looks like Rey is starting to put away Psychosis, the LWO head down. Psychosis counters the hurracanrana with a powerbomb and folds up Rey for the win. (8:37) Nothing necessarily wrong with the match – it just didn’t feel very exciting to me. According to Eddie, it looks like there might be an LWO t-shirt coming Rey’s way very soon. **½

Gene Okerlund brings out the WCW TV champ Chris Jericho who happens to be wearing a Goldberg t-shirt. What I really enjoyed about this interview was Jericho’s reference to the TV special “EXPOSED! Pro Wrestling Greatest Secrets” that aired the night before on NBC. Jericho lets us in on another wrestling secret: he has nothing but the highest respect for Bill Goldberg. He’s almost as great of a champion as Jericho himself. As for the matches, it’s all water under the bridge. Jericho mentions having an illustrious pro football career. Gene questions him further on that one, but Jericho moves past it. Jericho sees Goldberg as a true champ, he respects him, and wishes Goldberg the best in his future endeavors. When Gene asks if Jericho really means it, Jericho says he means it from the bottom of his heart. He even tries to get a “GOLDBERG” chant going. What a sincere guy.

If you haven’t seen the TV special “EXPOSED! Pro Wrestling Greatest Secrets”, here it goes:

HOUR NUMBER THREE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Bobby Heenan.

  • Raven vs. Dean Malenko

Kanyon is conspicuous by his absence. Raven is shown pouting in the corner while Malenko is ready to roll. He asks Malenko to punch him in the face. Malenko beats him into the corner and puts the boots to him. When Raven stands up, he asks for another. Malenko elbows him down and stomps him some more. Raven goes low and returns the favor. He goes for the Evenflow DDT and they both go crashing to the floor. Next thing we know, LODI comes down to cheer on Raven. Steve McMichael appears and whips Lodi back to the locker room with a cat of nine tails deal. WEIRD. I thought Mongo would already be on South Beach. Meanwhile, Malenko sends Raven into the guardrail. Raven yanks Malenko off the apron and tosses a chair in the ring. Remember this is RAVEN’S RULES. Malenko eats the chair thanks to the drop toe hold to bend the chair. That gets two. Raven follows up with a snap suplex for two. He then wedges a chair in between the turnbuckles. Malenko reverses a whip into the corner and pulls Raven into a sleeperhold, but Raven reverses to a back suplex. Once again, Malenko reverses a corner whip and Raven takes a bump into the chair. Malenko delivers a jumping dropkick and a couple suplexes. Raven goes for another try at the Evenflow DDT, but Malenko counters with a spinebuster and attempts the Texas Cloverleaf. That’s when KANYON shows up. Malenko lets go of Raven and knocks Kanyon to the apron. Raven delivers an O’Connor roll, but Malenko kicks him off into Kanyon and rolls him up for a two-count as well. CHRIS BENOIT appears and beats up Kanyon at ringside. Another Evenflow DDT attempt gets blocked. Malenko applies the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF on Raven. BRET HART of all people shows up and attacks Chris Benoit. WHAT. As Kanyon gets away from them, he saves Raven by pulling Malenko into the FLATLINER. The ref calls for the bell either DQ’ing Raven or Malenko tapping out Raven. (6:09) Bret applies a Kimura lock on Benoit trying to break his arm again. Is Mongo still somewhere whipping on Lodi? Next thing we know, LEX LUGER shows up and we get our showdown in the ring with Bret Hart while everybody else just disappears. Luger rips off the nWo Wolfpac t-shirt, stalks Bret into a corner, and does his signature double bicep pose. As Bret begs off, THE GIANT runs down and pulls Bret out to safety while Bret grimaces to the crowd over how injured his body is right now. Sounds like we’ve got Luger versus the Giant for later in the show. Match was okay, but I feel like it won’t mean anything going forward. My guess is Malenko and Kanyon will meet on Thunder. **½

  • WCW World Television Championship: Chris Jericho (c) (w/Ralphus) vs. Kidman

That’s right – only the WCW TV title is at stake. Jericho appears to be wearing black compression sleeves tonight. Not sure what that’s about. Headlocks and shoulderblocks to start. Kidman hammers Jericho with a hiptoss and a dropkick. Classic Sting stuff. What’s not classic Sting stuff is when Jericho hoists Kidman up and throws clear over the top rope to the floor. Kidman takes a trip into the steps. Back in, Jericho hits the C’MON BABY suplex. They go from corner to corner as Kidman hits the clothesline as Jericho takes a chest-first bump. Kidman rips off the wife beater to make the girls shriek, but Jericho catches him coming off the ropes and slam dunks Kidman. He bends Kidman across his knee trying to get a submission. Jericho then comes off the top, but flies down into a pair of boots. Kidman atomic drops Jericho into the corner and follows up with the Tornado Bulldog for two. BK Bomb gets two as well. He tries a victory roll, but Jericho counters hoping for the Liontamer, but Kidman grabs his ankle to block. Jericho ends up settling for a catapult and Kidman staggers back into a bridging German suplex for two. Next up, YOU CAN’T POWERBOMB KIDMAN. It’s time for the Shooting Star Press, but Jericho punches him in the dick on the way down. Rollup by Jericho gets 1-2-NO! Another Liontamer attempt, but Kidman rolls through and covers Jericho for another nearfall. He puts the boots to Jericho in the corner. Kidman whips him into the ropes, but Jericho bails to the floor. Just when he thinks he’s safe, Kidman wipes him out with a pescado. Back inside, as Kidman comes off the top rope with a flying body press, the bell rings signaling a time-limit draw. (8:32) I guess that’s supposed to be ten minutes. Tony informs us they don’t let you know about how much time is left in matches anymore, which is LAME. Heenan complains they don’t let them know anything anymore. Match of the night, no doubt. ***¼

JJ Dillon and Kenny Kaos are shown over at the announce table to finish what they started about an hour ago. Dillon announces WCW is fining Buff Bagwell $50,000 and Scott Steiner will be fined $100,000 for their actions. Next thing you know, Scott Steiner scares everybody away from the announce table while Buff tries to control him. NO ONE CAN CONTROL THE BIG BAD BOOTY DADDY. Scott and Buff then head to the ring to tell everybody that WCW sucks and there’s nobody in WCW that control his rage. Fine him all you want, JJ. He doesn’t care. SEND THAT SKIRT WEARING QUEER RODDY PIPER OUT HERE. What? Buff draws the line at Scott screaming “ass” into the mic and tries to make sense of everything. This isn’t the fault of Kenny Kaos, so Buff wants him to come down to the ring to work this out. Well, Kaos ain’t too bright, and comes down to the ring. Naturally, this dude gets his lights knocked out. Kaos gets caught in the STEINER RECLINER while Buff laughs his head off. After Scott lets him go, Scott lets everybody know once again that WCW sucks and they do whatever they want to do.

  • Scott Hall vs. Booker T

Scott does his weekly survey and challenges Kevin Nash to another fight. The last time Hall saw him, he was REALLY in a hole in the wall. Har har har. As for Booker T, Hall beat him up a few months ago and he’s just now mad about it. Good point. Hall slugs Booker as soon as he steps through the ropes, but Booker fires back with a forearm shot. The Harlem Side Kick puts Hall on the floor. Back in, Booker slaps Hall across the face. Hall punches back, but gets wiped out with a clothesline. Booker catches him with a back elbow and grabs an armbar. Hall comes back with a Fallaway Slam as Booker rolls to the floor. Hall goes after him for some ringside violence and puts Booker back in the ring for more fun. Booker wakes up and mounts a comeback, but Hall holds onto the ropes to avoid a dropkick. While Hall grabs a sleeperhold, something seems to be happening in the crowd. Booker escapes with a jawbreaker, but Hall stops a corner charge with a boot and runs over Booker to turn him inside out. After some chops in the corner, Hall telegraphs a backdrop and gets kicked. That sets him up for an AXE KICK. Booker is too beat to cover him. More kicks from Booker sets up a back suplex, which allows Booker to do the SPINAROONIE to his feet. He looks for the Missile Dropkick, but Hall pulls ref Billy Silverman into harm’s way. OH boy. Ref Charles Robinson runs down and DQs Hall for his actions. (7:15) Wait, you can do that? Booker avoids the Outsider’s Edge and backdrops Hall over the top rope to the floor. This should have had more heat than it did which is maybe why this feud was abandoned. **

  • Lex Luger vs. The Giant

This feels like a classic WCW encounter, does it not? We’ve seen it on PPV, Nitro, Saturday Night, and Thunder. We get a posedown to start. Lex takes Giant from corner to corner, but Giant boots him down to turn the tide. Giant elbow drops, headbutts the groin, and chokes him in the ropes. He chokes Luger with his boot and then delivers a Russian legsweep. Giant does a Hogan pose for some reason. He lands another running elbow drop and walks over Lex’s chest, which is quite a mountain to climb! Crowd wants Goldberg. Giant whips Luger from corner to corner and steps on him again. To the floor we go, Giant presses Luger and puts him back in the ring. He continues to toil with Luger until Luger starts to HULK UP. He punches back on Giant and lands some running clotheslines. Lex runs into a goozle, but he’s able to give Giant a jawbreaker to stop the Chokeslam. Giant is staggered and Lex slams him. Here comes the Bionic Forearm. Time for the Torture Rack, but here comes Bret Hart armed with a piece of a guardrail. He lays it down and rakes Luger’s eyes. Well, there’s a DQ for ya. (7:59) With Luger blinded or whatever, Bret takes the piece of guardrail and jabs Luger in the knee. Once Lex is thoroughly beaten, Bret applies the SHARPSHOOTER. Here comes GOLDBERG for the first time on this show. He SPEARS Giant! Bret lets go of Luger and begs off. As Goldberg runs in for the SPEAR, Bret ducks out and Goldberg wipes out Luger. Hasn’t that guy had enough problems tonight? Too bad fans, we’re outta time. *½

No Hogan, no Warrior, no Nash, no DDP. This was actually fairly decent without all the stars. However, there’s three weeks until World War 3 and still nothing mentioned as part of the card besides the usual three ring battle royal. Knowing what’s on the card, it doesn’t look like any of the matches (except the US and CW title matches) even remotely make sense right now (AND THOSE TWO MATCHES ARE REMATCHES), so they will have to start shifting gears here very soon. Regardless, World War 3 is a very weak show, so let’s not get too excited here.

That’s all for tonight. Until next time, so long for now.

WCW/NWO PRESENT: WORLD WAR 3
LIVE on PPV from the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan on November 22!

MAIN EVENT: 60-Man, 3-Ring Battle Royal – Winner faces the WCW world champion at Starrcade on December 27

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