WCW Saturday Night
March 20, 1993
Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Jesse Ventura
Rick Rude vs. TC McCoy
Rick Rude has a chip on his shoulder, and picks up where he left off last week by destroying TC McCoy. Rude gets the win with the Rude Awakening.
Tony and Jesse bring out Ric Flair, and of course, he gets a massive pop. Tony asks him about Barry Windham, and Flair lets Tony know that he’s going to talk about Windham tomorrow night on Main Event with Eric Bischoff. Flair claims he’s the man, and it’s awesome.
The Bruise Brothers vs. Mike Thor & Scott Allen
You know how this one goes. The Bruise Brothers destroy both me and get the win after a way too long squash match.
Barry Windham vs. Mike Winner
Windham wins quickly with an implant DDT.
Windham ignores Tony’s question about Ric Flair again!
Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce vs. Tommy Angel & Chris Sullivan
Another match that went way too long. The crowd still loves Slazenger for some reason. Tex & Shanghai get the win.
Cactus Jack vs. Rip Rogers
This match opens with Rip Rogers hitting a double axe handle of the top rope to the outside on Cactus. However, the advantage doesn’t last long as Cactus goes after him and starts choking him with his own shirt. Looks like Rip just made Cactus angry.
The action spills to the outside of the ring, and Cactus sends Rip over the guardrail. Cactus then does a flip DIVE over the guard rail. I didn’t know Mick Foley could do that. This is turning into a solid match, as they gave it a decent amount of time. Once they’re back in the ring, Rip gets the advantage again by working over Cactus’ arm.
The action spills back to the outside again, and Cactus turns it around when he kicks Rip out of the air when he tries another double axe handle to the outside again. Cactus hits a double arm DDT for the win once they get back in the ring.
RATING: 2.5/5 – A really fun match. The brawled all over the place and worked hard. They received the reward of the work with the crowd going crazy. Definitely the best match on the show thus far.
Maxx Payne vs. Ronnie Hagen
This sucked. So badly. Payne wins with an armbar.
Payne cuts a promo. It sucks.
Big Sky vs. Van Hammer
This was poor, to say the least, but it was better than the squash matches from earlier. Big Sky gets the win after too long between two guys who are not very good. He wins when Vegas passes him an object and Sky punches Hammer.
The Cole Twins (w/ their hair) vs. J.D. Wolfe & Tony Vincent
The Cole Twins get the win with a double dropkick. Squashirific.
Jesse Ventura interviews The Cole Twins and he informs them that they have a fan club. They high five.
Vinnie Vegas vs. Rex Cooper
Vinnie gets the win after a snake eyes.
Rick Rude comes out for an interview with Schiavone. He tells Tony that he’s going to beat everyone in WCW, and he will stand alone.
Johnny B. Badd vs. Fred Avery
This was another squash. Badd got a win after a sunset flip while almost jumping across the entirety of the ring. It was actually quite impressive, but I do think Avery was out of position, and Badd made it work. Worth a look for that, at least.
Big Van Vader (w/ Harley Race) vs. Tom Dixon
Vader wins by death (aka a big powerbomb). If you’re going to have a squash match, this is how you do it. This was great. Everyone who works a squash match should learn from Vader – this is how it’s done.
Tony interviews Vader, and he says he’s the King of the world, and that he doesn’t fear anyone. I believe him. Vader claims to own WCW and he calls out Sting & Bulldog. That’s it for this episode of Saturday Night!
RATING: 1/5 – This was a pretty poor episode. The best parts were Vader and Flair, and the best match was easily Cactus Jack vs. Rip Rogers. Everything else was not very good, and not really worth watching. Flair & Vader are awesome though.