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WCW: Monday Nitro (05.12.97)

WCW Monday Nitro
May 12, 1997
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Arena

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Dean Malenko (3/16/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Ultimo Dragon (4/7/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Syxx (2/23/1997)
WCW Women’s Champion: Akira Hokuto (12/29/1996)

SPECIAL NOTE: Because of the NBA playoffs airing on TNT, the next two weeks of Nitros will be only one hour.

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

WCW: Monday Nitro (05.05.97)

WCW Monday Nitro
May 5, 1997
Lakeland, FL
Jenkins Arena

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Dean Malenko (3/16/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Ultimo Dragon (4/7/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Syxx (2/23/1997)
WCW Women’s Champion: Akira Hokuto (12/29/1996)

SPECIAL NOTE: Because of the NBA playoffs airing on TNT, the next three weeks of Nitros will be only one hour.

Last week at the end of the show if you remember from the five months ago that I last recapped a Nitro from 1997, Roddy Piper stood in the ring apparently thinking FOREVER about the nWo flyers that fell from the ceiling that said ‘Tradition bites’ while Ric Flair was taking a beating in the aisleway at the hands of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Syxx. Why did it take him so long to make the save? What does this mean for Slamboree?! We’ll find out TONIGHT! Maybe. Who knows. It’s Nitro.

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

Monday Nitro (04.21.97)

WCW Monday Nitro
April 21, 1997
Saginaw, MI
Civic Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Dean Malenko (3/16/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Ultimo Dragon (4/7/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Syxx (2/23/1997)
WCW Women’s Champion: Akira Hokuto (12/29/1996)

JJ Dillon is here! Why would you care about someone who hasn’t been seen on WCW TV in close to ten years? I don’t know – just watch and find out why he’s here. Okay? Geez.

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

Monday Nitro (04.14.97)

WCW Monday Nitro
April 14, 1997
Philadelphia, PA
CoreStates Spectrum

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Dean Malenko (3/16/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Ultimo Dragon (4/7/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Syxx (2/23/1997)
WCW Women’s Champion: Akira Hokuto (12/29/1996)

Just to remind you of a little ECW history, this is the night after ECW’s first PPV. For whatever reason or measures WCW took, there are barely any ECW signs at all, ECW t-shirts, only one minor ECW chant, and no bWo shirts of any kind that I saw. Its very interesting and makes you wonder why considering the ECW faithful would normally show up in droves any time the WWF got near Philly back in those days. Except for Hat Guy, maybe they were all too hung over for another night of wrestling.

Let Us Take You Back To Last Week: The nWo settled their differences and DDP calls out Randy Savage only for Hollywood Hogan to try and handle the guy. Then Sting appears and stands between them pointing a baseball bat.

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

Monday Nitro (04.07.97)

WCW Monday Nitro
April 7, 1997
Huntsville, AL
Von Braun Civic Center

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Dean Malenko (3/16/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Prince Iaukea (2/17/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Syxx (2/23/1997)
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

Bigelow’s Replay: WCW Nitro 5/26/97

WCW Nitro 5/26/97
Municipal Auditorium
Nashville, TN

Hour 1

Announcers: Tony Schiavone, Larry Zbyszko & Mike Tenay

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Bigelow’s Replay: WCW Nitro 5/19/97

WCW Nitro 5/19/97
Asheville Civic Center
Asheville, NC

Announcers: Tony Schiavone, Larry Zbyszko & Bobby Heenan

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Bigelow’s Replay: WCW Nitro 5/12/97

WCW Nitro 5/12/97
Baltimore Arena
Baltimore, MD

Announcers: Tony Schiavone, Larry Zbyszko & Bobby Heenan

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Bigelow’s Replay: WCW Nitro 5/5/97

WCW Nitro 5/5/97
Lakeland Center
Lakeland, FL

Announcers: Tony Schiavone, Larry Zbyszko & Bobby Heenan

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Bigelow’s Replay: WCW Nitro 4/21/97

*** Due to WWE 24/7’s programming schedule, we have skipped the 4/14/97 Nitro. Here are the results: Chris Benoit pinned The Barbarian…United States Champion, Dean Malenko, defeated Hector Guerrero…Rey Misterio Jr. pinned Juventud Guerrera…World Television Champion, Ultimo Dragon, pinned Lane Carleson…World Cruiserweight Champion, Syxx, defeated Prince Iaukea…Public Enemy defeated High Voltage in a street fight…The Giant pinned Big Al…Diamond Dallas Page pinned Konnan…Jeff Jarrett and Steve McMichael defeated Harlem Heat by Disqualification…Lex Luger defeated Kevin Nash by Disqualification.

WCW Nitro 4/21/97
Civic Center
Saginaw, MI

Hour 1

Announcers: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

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