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WCW On Pay Per View in the 90's - Every event Reviewed

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It was probably because certain matches were better than I expected. It was a mistake not having Savage/Flair main event. The only truly bad match I thought was the Konan one.
It's hard to rate the Sullivan matched as bad bc they were so short but I still thought that was a shitty string of minutes for a PPV card. Also thought the second Sting/Luger tag match was really bad but it was bc of the angle they were going for which I liked so I forgive it some
 

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It's hard to rate the Sullivan matched as bad bc they were so short but I still thought that was a shitty string of minutes for a PPV card. Also thought the second Sting/Luger tag match was really bad but it was bc of the angle they were going for which I liked so I forgive it some
I would defend the Sullivan stuff because the Pillman moment was a truly WTF moment. It did feel more a angle than match. I hate the Sting-Lex storyline, but that match wasn't as bad as I expected. What's funny is that Harlem Heat as a team had peaked. They should have been the future of tag wrestling but for different reasons weren't. Not that Booker was complaining.
 

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And coming soon I will be starting these reviews on Youtube
Will be interesting to re-watch some of these shows and see if my opinions change. My first review should be up over the next week!
 

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On the pre-Uncensored 96 Main Event programme, Mr. J.L. upset Dean Malenko in the latest Cruiserweight title tournament match. Jim Duggan beat Big Bubba Rogers. Dick Slater defeated Alex Wright in less than two minutes :lmao And The Steiner Brothers went to a no contest with The Nasty Boys. When you hear about some of the pointless crap that actually made it onto the PPV you will wonder how that final match missed out?o_O


Uncensored 1996

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Date: March 24, 1996

City: Tupelo, Mississippi

Venue: Tupelo Coliseum

Attendance: 9,000

PPV Buyrate: 250,000 (roughly)

Tagline: Everything you've wanted to see...plus the stuff you haven't thought of yet!


If you thought last year's event was bad you ain't seen nothing yet!:D

U.S. Title match: Eddie Guerrero VS. Konan (c)
Typical of this night that we start off with a non-Hardcore match:lmao The U.S. title has hit a new low with the likes of Konan and One Man Gang holding the belt. Eddie just about manages to squeeze a half decent match out of him. We start off with a feeling out process, before some sloppy exchanges including a series of roll ups and reversals. The mat wrestling part of the match doesn't convince because the Champ looks out of his element. There's a few nice arm drags and Eddie landing on his feet from a Konan monkey flip is impressive, as are the follow up head scissors and a awesome cross body to the floor. Konan retains with an accidental low blow (or was it?) as Eddie is coming down. **1/2


Lord Steven Regal (W/Jeeves:lmao) VS. The Belfast Bruiser (Fit Finlay)

The Bruiser recently made his debut on Saturday Night and feels the perfect guy to feud with Regal. Loved the Mad Max style jacket:mark: This was a proper old school, smash mouth style technical brawl which the fans liked for awhile but lost interest in as the match went on. It did last too long to be fair as did pretty much every match. A Regal hip-block lands with all his weight down on Finlay. The pair exchange stiff European uppercuts. Regal tastes the steel guard rail on the floor. The Brit's excellent selling may have been the highlight of the match. His drop kick counter also looked good, as did The Bruiser's posterior drop:p The Irishman took a nice bump to the floor following a surplex tug of war. Dusty: "Where's Ireland? 5 Miles from London?":lmao Regal does a blade job until the Blue Bloods come out and give Finlay the cheap DQ win. Yes a DQ on Uncensoredo_O ***


At this point the show's really dragging. There's far too many interviews between matches and plugs for the hotline. Lochness's interview and scary British Northern accent on a WCW broadcast is funny to hear;)

Col. Robert Parker VS. Madusa

Fuck this match!:lmao Again its another regular rules match. If there ever should have been a squash match it should have been this one. Dusty loses his shit over Parker actually wrestling. The aeroplane spot made Madusa look like a jobber. The announcers also go nuts when Madusa start kicking Parker's ass?....:hmm: The crossbody spot and the finish was horrible. *


"It's Grrrrrreat!" Lee Marshall makes his WCW PPV debut doing interview segments. In his first one with the Giant, Lee actually says, "Fans have already seen some of the wildest action" Now that takes balls!:lmao

Diamond Dallas Page VS. The Booty Man
No Badd this time as he's departed to the WWF ending his six year relationship with WCW. Naturally Tony gets a dick in, "He decided he could no longer play where the big boys play":lmao Badd jobbed on his way out dropping the TV belt to Luger of all people. Two things remain consistent on this show. Another straight up wrestling match and a boring 1980's style one at that. The highlight was easily Page's comical selling and back and forth with ringsiders. Kimberly now going under the name The Booty Babe:rolleyes: actually says "He's so cute" YES SHE SAID THAT ABOUT 1996 ED LESLIE!!! GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!!o_O Things got worse later when Kimbo added, "I want him to be my boyfriend!" Who's writing this shit?!:lmao She soon got her wish. Page kisses her, she slaps him, the Booty Man wins with a very 1980's running knee lift;) *


Jimmy Hart says tonight will be the last time he manages Lex and gives him a special Lex designed jacket. "I love you man!!":lmao

Giant VS. Giant: Loch Ness VS. The Giant (W/Jimmy Hart)
The winner gets a title shot. Yes, Loch Ness has already switched face and would have got a title shot one month into his WCW career with a win here:lmao A predictably plodding 1980's big man style match. Loch Ness is basically used in the jobber role to try and boost the Giant. At least it was kept short. *1/2


Chicago Street Fight: Sting and Booker T VS. The Road Warriors
With Lex choosing to leave abandon Sting for the night to join the Alliance to end Hulkamania, Booker stepped into his shoes. It proved a good replacement. Most the best moments came through the future 5-Time WCW champ. Even with Booker's efforts this match was a huge let down. It was the longest of the night at 29:33. Such a match would have benefited from being shorter. To make matter worse most of the action was plodding and the street fight moments tame.

For most of the match all four squared off, normally pairing off. Booker delivers a axe kick. Hawk is dumped on the guard rail outside. Hawk pops up from a piledriver and blocks a Harlem hangover. Sting brings a couple of folding chairs to the ring but the shots look so tame. Animal turns the tables with chair shots of his own. Sting misses the Stinger Splash but is saved from the Doomsday Device by his partner for the night. Sting misses a cross body off the top. Booker hits a drop kick off the top, but then misses a scissors kick hitting grin first on the top rope. Sting takes a power slam off the top from Animal for a near fall. Sting then decides to clean house with a pair of brooms:lmao When the tables are turned on Sting, Booker walks out on his partner. We never find out what Booker was planning. Animal follows him to the back. The two start brawling and by the most amazing coincidence Luger is posing in front of a mirror in the hall way just at the moment Booker and Animal happen to be there?:lmao Animal bumps into Lex, they start brawling, Stevie Ray gets involved and Luger ties Animal to a post. Booker returns to the match and ends up winning with help from Ray. What a clusterfuck!:p For some reason Harlem Heat get a title shot on the back of Sting and Booker's win?...:lmao **


Doomsday Cage Match: The Alliance to End Hulkamania Ric Flair (W/Woman and Elizabeth), Arn Anderson, The Taskmaster, Lex Luger (W/Jimmy Hart), Meng, The Barbarian, Z-Gangsta (Tiny Lister) & The Ultimate Solution (Robert Swenson) VS. The Mega Powers Hulk Hogan and Macho Man

The end point for this collusion indulgence in 1980's nostalgia. A stacked match, which was booked like a fanboy's video game. And that's how it plays like a video games with different levels, very little rules, and endless adds on. It has zero logic beyond having Hulk and Macho survive monster after monster, heel after heel (including three managers). Flair, Hogan, Savage and Arn start in the top cage. The Taskmaster and co. wait in cage two with their fingers in their asses in case Hogan and Macho survive and escape into that cage ;) In a further twist not all the wrestlers show up for the start of the match with Z-Gangsta and Solution held back for later:lmao We get some half decent action is cage one. The Powers escape to Cage 2, but Arn and Ric soon follow. So the heels aren't eliminated even though they failed to eliminate Hulk and Savage? WTF is going on!?:lmao The second cage has different compartments. Before long Sullivan, Lex, Macho and Hulk reach the floor and start brawling. Ultimate Solution and Z-Gangsta finally appear. Solution who sadly died aged 40 looked like a drunk builder. All those guy brawl into "FUCK! a third ring with a cage around it. Flair and Arn finally catch up. Jimmy's evil laugh was probably the highlight of the whole baffling mess:mark: To no surprise The Booty Man shows up to aid the faces, handing them frying pans for weapons. BTW earlier Dusty said that Ed Leslie had gone undercover in the DOD to damage them from the inside, well... insert your own joke here:p There's powder used also. Like a Bond villain from the 1970's Luger nails Flair with a loaded glove, on purpose. PLOT TWIST!!!:lmao Macho ends the confusing match with the pin. Dusty pisses on Lex even though he helped the babyfaces:lmao BTW Tony rambled on during the match about Pillman being booked for the match but not showing up. My guess is WCW knew Pillman wasn't going to show. And good for him! 1/2


Best Match: Regal VS. The Belfast Bruiser

Worst Match: Take a fucking guess!;)

Event Rating: 1/10

Next time WCW look to squeeze some more mileage out of the Lethal Lottery at Slamboree 96.

 

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On the pre-Uncensored 96 Main Event programme, Mr. J.L. upset Dean Malenko in the latest Cruiserweight title tournament match. Jim Duggan beat Big Bubba Rogers. Dick Slater defeated Alex Wright in less than two minutes :lmao And The Steiner Brothers went to a no contest with The Nasty Boys. When you hear about some of the pointless crap that actually made it onto the PPV you will wonder how that final match missed out?o_O


Uncensored 1996

View attachment 2390

Date: March 24, 1996

City: Tupelo, Mississippi

Venue: Tupelo Coliseum

Attendance: 9,000

PPV Buyrate: 250,000 (roughly)

Tagline: Everything you've wanted to see...plus the stuff you haven't thought of yet!


If you thought last year's event was bad you ain't seen nothing yet!:D

U.S. Title match: Eddie Guerrero VS. Konan (c)
Typical of this night that we start off with a non-Hardcore match:lmao The U.S. title has hit a new low with the likes of Konan and One Man Gang holding the belt. Eddie just about manages to squeeze a half decent match out of him. We start off with a feeling out process, before some sloppy exchanges including a series of roll ups and reversals. The mat wrestling part of the match doesn't convince because the Champ looks out of his element. There's a few nice arm drags and Eddie landing on his feet from a Konan monkey flip is impressive, as are the follow up head scissors and a awesome cross body to the floor. Konan retains with an accidental low blow (or was it?) as Eddie is coming down. **1/2


Lord Steven Regal (W/Jeeves:lmao) VS. The Belfast Bruiser (Fit Finlay)

The Bruiser recently made his debut on Saturday Night and feels the perfect guy to feud with Regal. Loved the Mad Max style jacket:mark: This was a proper old school, smash mouth style technical brawl which the fans liked for awhile but lost interest in as the match went on. It did last too long to be fair as did pretty much every match. A Regal hip-block lands with all his weight down on Finlay. The pair exchange stiff European uppercuts. Regal tastes the steel guard rail on the floor. The Brit's excellent selling may have been the highlight of the match. His drop kick counter also looked good, as did The Bruiser's posterior drop:p The Irishman took a nice bump to the floor following a surplex tug of war. Dusty: "Where's Ireland? 5 Miles from London?":lmao Regal does a blade job until the Blue Bloods come out and give Finlay the cheap DQ win. Yes a DQ on Uncensoredo_O ***


At this point the show's really dragging. There's far too many interviews between matches and plugs for the hotline. Lochness's interview and scary British Northern accent on a WCW broadcast is funny to hear;)

Col. Robert Parker VS. Madusa

Fuck this match!:lmao Again its another regular rules match. If there ever should have been a squash match it should have been this one. Dusty loses his shit over Parker actually wrestling. The aeroplane spot made Madusa look like a jobber. The announcers also go nuts when Madusa start kicking Parker's ass?....:hmm: The crossbody spot and the finish was horrible. *


"It's Grrrrrreat!" Lee Marshall makes his WCW PPV debut doing interview segments. In his first one with the Giant, Lee actually says, "Fans have already seen some of the wildest action" Now that takes balls!:lmao

Diamond Dallas Page VS. The Booty Man
No Badd this time as he's departed to the WWF ending his six year relationship with WCW. Naturally Tony gets a dick in, "He decided he could no longer play where the big boys play":lmao Badd jobbed on his way out dropping the TV belt to Luger of all people. Two things remain consistent on this show. Another straight up wrestling match and a boring 1980's style one at that. The highlight was easily Page's comical selling and back and forth with ringsiders. Kimberly now going under the name The Booty Babe:rolleyes: actually says "He's so cute" YES SHE SAID THAT ABOUT 1996 ED LESLIE!!! GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!!o_O Things got worse later when Kimbo added, "I want him to be my boyfriend!" Who's writing this shit?!:lmao She soon got her wish. Page kisses her, she slaps him, the Booty Man wins with a very 1980's running knee lift;) *


Jimmy Hart says tonight will be the last time he manages Lex and gives him a special Lex designed jacket. "I love you man!!":lmao

Giant VS. Giant: Loch Ness VS. The Giant (W/Jimmy Hart)
The winner gets a title shot. Yes, Loch Ness has already switched face and would have got a title shot one month into his WCW career with a win here:lmao A predictably plodding 1980's big man style match. Loch Ness is basically used in the jobber role to try and boost the Giant. At least it was kept short. *1/2


Chicago Street Fight: Sting and Booker T VS. The Road Warriors
With Lex choosing to leave abandon Sting for the night to join the Alliance to end Hulkamania, Booker stepped into his shoes. It proved a good replacement. Most the best moments came through the future 5-Time WCW champ. Even with Booker's efforts this match was a huge let down. It was the longest of the night at 29:33. Such a match would have benefited from being shorter. To make matter worse most of the action was plodding and the street fight moments tame.

For most of the match all four squared off, normally pairing off. Booker delivers a axe kick. Hawk is dumped on the guard rail outside. Hawk pops up from a piledriver and blocks a Harlem hangover. Sting brings a couple of folding chairs to the ring but the shots look so tame. Animal turns the tables with chair shots of his own. Sting misses the Stinger Splash but is saved from the Doomsday Device by his partner for the night. Sting misses a cross body off the top. Booker hits a drop kick off the top, but then misses a scissors kick hitting grin first on the top rope. Sting takes a power slam off the top from Animal for a near fall. Sting then decides to clean house with a pair of brooms:lmao When the tables are turned on Sting, Booker walks out on his partner. We never find out what Booker was planning. Animal follows him to the back. The two start brawling and by the most amazing coincidence Luger is posing in front of a mirror in the hall way just at the moment Booker and Animal happen to be there?:lmao Animal bumps into Lex, they start brawling, Stevie Ray gets involved and Luger ties Animal to a post. Booker returns to the match and ends up winning with help from Ray. What a clusterfuck!:p For some reason Harlem Heat get a title shot on the back of Sting and Booker's win?...:lmao **


Doomsday Cage Match: The Alliance to End Hulkamania Ric Flair (W/Woman and Elizabeth), Arn Anderson, The Taskmaster, Lex Luger (W/Jimmy Hart), Meng, The Barbarian, Z-Gangsta (Tiny Lister) & The Ultimate Solution (Robert Swenson) VS. The Mega Powers Hulk Hogan and Macho Man

The end point for this collusion indulgence in 1980's nostalgia. A stacked match, which was booked like a fanboy's video game. And that's how it plays like a video games with different levels, very little rules, and endless adds on. It has zero logic beyond having Hulk and Macho survive monster after monster, heel after heel (including three managers). Flair, Hogan, Savage and Arn start in the top cage. The Taskmaster and co. wait in cage two with their fingers in their asses in case Hogan and Macho survive and escape into that cage ;) In a further twist not all the wrestlers show up for the start of the match with Z-Gangsta and Solution held back for later:lmao We get some half decent action is cage one. The Powers escape to Cage 2, but Arn and Ric soon follow. So the heels aren't eliminated even though they failed to eliminate Hulk and Savage? WTF is going on!?:lmao The second cage has different compartments. Before long Sullivan, Lex, Macho and Hulk reach the floor and start brawling. Ultimate Solution and Z-Gangsta finally appear. Solution who sadly died aged 40 looked like a drunk builder. All those guy brawl into "FUCK! a third ring with a cage around it. Flair and Arn finally catch up. Jimmy's evil laugh was probably the highlight of the whole baffling mess:mark: To no surprise The Booty Man shows up to aid the faces, handing them frying pans for weapons. BTW earlier Dusty said that Ed Leslie had gone undercover in the DOD to damage them from the inside, well... insert your own joke here:p There's powder used also. Like a Bond villain from the 1970's Luger nails Flair with a loaded glove, on purpose. PLOT TWIST!!!:lmao Macho ends the confusing match with the pin. Dusty pisses on Lex even though he helped the babyfaces:lmao BTW Tony rambled on during the match about Pillman being booked for the match but not showing up. My guess is WCW knew Pillman wasn't going to show. And good for him! 1/2


Best Match: Regal VS. The Belfast Bruiser

Worst Match: Take a fucking guess!;)

Event Rating: 1/10

Next time WCW look to squeeze some more mileage out of the Lethal Lottery at Slamboree 96.

Doomsday cage match was a fucking amazing display of burying everyone. Nothing could stop the Mega(Force) at that time, and it is one of the most shittastic mains in our life time. Lugers hesitation when he hit Flair with that carny ass coal miners glove still brings a smile to my face though.....its shit. But for some strange reason I really love it. Kinda like watching Mortal Kombat Annihalation.
 

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