WCW Saturday Night – March 6, 1993
Commentators: Tony Schiavone and Jesse Ventura
Too Cold Scorpio/Marcus Bagwell vs. Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker/Bob Cook
The show opens with this match already in progress, as Bagwell and Scorpio bounce all over the ring. TBS – The number one station in the world. Why? Because Jesse Ventura is on it. According to Jesse anyway. Bagwell gets the win after a fisherman’s suplex.
British Bulldog vs. Masked Wrecker
Masked Wrecker? Really? Does he wreck things while masked? Apparently Jesse was wondering the same thing, as he asks “what kind of name is that?” Bulldog wins after a running powerslam.
Missy Hyatt is interviewed by Tony Schiavone, and she announces that she’s going to become a manager.
Vinnie Vegas/Big Sky vs. Shane Douglas/Ricky Steamboat
Great match between both of these teams. These guys do a great job of working the crowd into a frenzy, but the match ends in a DQ after Austin and Pillman interfere.
Maxx Payne vs. Rick Hardrock
Maxx Payne wins by armbar. Meh.
Johnny B. Badd vs. Danny Deitz
Johnny B. Badd wins by left hook. Meh.
Wrecking Crew vs. Dave Hart/Mick Keeber
The Wrecking Crew win in about 15 seconds with a Wrecking Ball. Meh. After the match, The Wrecking Crew call out The Cole Brothers, and they want a match right now!
Cole Brothers (w/ their hair) vs. Wrecking Crew
Decent match here (when compared to all the squash matches), as the Wrecking Crew try to get revenge for losing to the Cole Brothers the week before. Crowd is really hot for this one, and they pop huge when one of the Cole brothers gets a cradle pin.
Rick Rude cuts a pre-tapped promo about how he’s going to get Dustin Rhodes.
Dustin Rhodes vs. Rip Rogers
Good match here between Dustin and Rip Rogers (and his hair). Some nice technical wrestling, and it has a nice ending with Dustin hitting the bulldog for the pin.
Tony Schiavone interviews Dustin Rhodes and he says that Rick Rude and Orndorff only need to sign a contract to get a match. Orndorff comes out, Dustin calls him Paula. Orndorff gets angry.
Ric Flair is interviewed by Tony Schiavone, and as Flair is talking, Hyatt tries to get to him again. Arn Anderson comes out, and the crowd pops. Both guys cut a similar promo to the previous week’s Saturday Night, but you can be sure, they can give this promo four times, and it’ll still be just as good.
Paul Orndorff vs. Larry Santo
Orndorff comes out angry, beats Santo around the ring, and hits a piledriver for the win.
Sting vs. Bruiser Mastino
Sting comes out to a massive pop. No question he’s the most over guy in WCW at this time. Bruiser Mastino looks an awfully familiar… I wonder if they put a red mask on him… and add some fire… or maybe he could be a demented dentist?
Kane… I mean Mastino loses after getting locked in a Scorpion Death Lock. The crowd goes absolutely insane for Sting in this match.
RATING: 1.5/5 This match gets a 1.5 because of how over Sting is. He makes every show he’s on exciting, even if he’s only wrestling in a squash match.
Tony Schiavone interviews Sting, and he only says a few words, and the crowd goes insane. If Woooooooooooooooo! could count as a word.
RATING: 1/5 – Too many squash matches to make this an exciting episode. Nonetheless, there were some good moments with Flair and Anderson, plus Steamboat and Douglas are always fun to watch.
Best Match: Vinne Vegas and Big Sky vs. Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas
Worst Match: Maxx Paynee vs. Rick Hardrock
Highlights: Nothing really stood out in this episode, other than Flair and Anderson reuniting.