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WCW Worldwide: September 15, 1996

I hope you weren’t
expecting Fall Brawl just yet. There’s still an hour of rock solid storylines
to plow through first. For example, Jim Powers, VK Wallstreet, Hugh Morrus, and
Maxx are here, and might do something noteworthy. We certainly would not want to
miss that.
TONY SCHIAVONE and BOBBY HEENAN welcome
us, and are up to date on all the big storylines. They’re absolutely disgusted
by the big heel turn against WCW. That’s right, we’re talking The Giant.

JIM POWERS and THE RENEGADE (with Teddy Long) vs.
HARLEM HEAT (with Sista Sherri and Colonel Robert Parker) (for the WCW world
tag-team titles)
Can I renege on my
decision to recap this show? It wasn’t until I started this project in January
of last year that I remembered just how much I did NOT miss Stevie Ray.
Renegade hits a crossbody on Stevie for 2, and I assume that’s about as close
to winning as they’ll get. Stevie tries a Harlem sidekick, but it’s uglier than
Sherri in the morning. Booker comes in to clean up this mess, and hits a
spinning heel kick on Powers. A scoop slam sets up a missed karate chop, and
Renegade gets the tag. Brawl erupts, because that’s the formula. A double
powerbomb finishes at 5:21. *
Tony promises the
startling footage of Giant turning to the nWo.
VK WALLSTREET vs. ICE TRAIN (with Teddy Long)
NICK PATRICK referees here, in case we are looking for clues of some kind.
Wallstreet clotheslines Ice Train, but he comes right back with a big headbutt.
Wallstreet misses a charge, and Train finishes with the big splash at 1:36. DUD
GOLDBERG PAT TANAKA vs. REY MYSTERIO JR. (in
a non-title match)
Tony calls Super Calo one
of Mysterio’s “arch enemies”. Does Rey constantly foul up his attempts at
federal crime? What exactly makes them arch enemies? Mike Tenay isn’t here to
expand (or at least call Tony out on his BS), so I’m left with my imagination
instead. Rey goes for a rana, but Tanaka flattens him with a powerbomb. Pat
hulks up, and hits a side kick for 2. Rey comes back and finishes with a West
Coast Pop at 2:24. This would be
your Pep Boys Power Pin of the Week. In case you are tracking. 1/2*
JOHN TENTA vs. KONNAN
Oh snap Konnan, you done
joined the Dungeon of Doom, and now it’s time to face their greatest detractor,
who is neither fish nor shark, but all man. Konnan cheats and throws his
flannel in Tenta’s face to blind him, and pounds away while screaming “RAZA”.
Tenta rams his shoulder into Konnan’s midsection, and then steps on him. Heenan
goes nuts, because “that’s his heart! He stepped on the man’s heart!” Tenta
drops an elbow, and then a leg. He goes for a one handed pin, but frickin’
Konnan kicks out. He misses an avalanche, but comes right back with a
powerslam. Tenta heads to the second rope, but misses a big fall splash,
and Konnan finishes with a super senton at 3:07.
*
HUGH MORRUS and MAXX (with Jimmy Hart) vs. THE
NASTY BOYS
Heenan asks the fans:
“How do they smell?” as the fans chant “NASTY”. NICK PATRICK is your referee. Maxx wants a test of strength with
Saggs, which neither guy seems to win and is a gigantic waste of time. RON THE LEPRECHAUN chases a crew member
around the ring, before disappearing into the back. Morrus works over Knobbs in
the corner, including an avalanche. A second attempt gets a boot to the mouth,
and Knobbs gets 2. A double team avalanche drops Morrus, and an elbow gets 2. Knobbs
is sent to the floor, where Maxx posts him head-first. Morrus nails No Laughing
Matter, but Saggs saves the day. Morrus goes back again, but this one misses
and Saggs gets the tag. 4 straight elbows are delivered to Maxx’s chin, and a
powerslam gets 2. Knobbs dumps Morrus to the outside, and a clothesline/chop
block combo get the win at 6:05.
They have a tag-team title shot tonight on PPV. *1/2

NEXT WEEK: Disco Inferno, Rock n Roll Express, and Arn Anderson! I guess he
won’t die in the cage like he promised. Unless this is a red herring, in which
case, tune into to Fall Brawl later tonight!