Category Archives: WCW Reviews

WCW Saturday Night – January 2, 1993

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WCW Saturday Night – January 2, 1993
Commentators: Jim Ross and Larry Zbyszko

The show opens explaining that Vader won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship from Ron Simmons a few days before.  This marks Vader’s second reign as WCW World Heavyweight Championship.

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WCW/NJPW Supershow III

WCW/New Japan Supershow III
January 4, 1993
Tokyo, Japan
Commentators: Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone and Eric Bischoff

The show opens with Eric Bischoff introducing the audience to the Tokyo Dome.

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match
Ultimo Dragon (c) vs. Jushin Thunder Liger

The match begins with Dragon and Liger exchanging holds, and it leads to an exchange of arm drags and trips then ends with a double dropkick. Fantastic pace at the start. Liger then locks in a submission, but is soon countered into a leg lock from Dragon. The Ultimo Dragon works over the leg for the next minute or so, but Liger soon reverses it. Continue reading WCW/NJPW Supershow III

WCW Saturday Night – January 9, 1993

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WCW Saturday Night
January 9, 1993
Atlanta, GA
Commentators: Jim Ross and Larry Zbyszko

Jim Ross and Larry Zbyszko open the show and talk about Vader’s win of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship

Marcus Bagwell vs. Bob Cook
Bob Cook smiles when he’s introduced, and quickly changes his facial expression to an angry look. It’s almost like he forgot he was trying to play the heel against Bagwell. The match opens with a little chain wrestling. Not much to be said for the match overall, but it wasn’t bad. Cook dominated the early stages of the match, and this allowed for the classic come from behind win for Bagwell. Bagwell pins Cook with a Fisherman’s Suplex. Continue reading WCW Saturday Night – January 9, 1993

WCW Clash of the Champions XXII

WCW Clash of the Champions XXII
January 13, 1993
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Commentators: Jim Ross & Jesse Ventura

Bill Watts is interviewed by Tony Schiavone, and Watts explains that Van Hammer had to be replaced in the arm wrestling contest due to an injury, and Erik Watts was suspended due to an altercation with Arn Anderson.

Larry Zbyszko interviewed Erik Watts who stated that the accusations against him were false. Continue reading WCW Clash of the Champions XXII

WCW Saturday Night – January 16, 1993

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Atlanta, GA
Commentators – Jim Ross and Larry Zbyzsko

Brian Pillman, Barry Windham, and Steve Austin vs. Brad Armstrong, Johhny B. Badd, and 2 Cold Scorpio

The crowd was really hot in this match. Lots of quick tags from both sides, make all the guys look good. The match breaks down into a huge brawl between all six guys, and the ending comes after Windham hits a great looking implant DDT on Brad Armstrong. Continue reading WCW Saturday Night – January 16, 1993

WCW Saturday Night – January 23, 1993

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Atlanta, GA
Commentators: Jim Ross and Larry Zbyszko

Ross and Zbyszko talk about how The Barbarian and Cactus Jack are becoming fan favourites.

Scotty Flamingo and Bob Cook vs. Johnny B. Badd and Marcus Bagwell

Bob Cook seemed out of place in this match with the colourful characters of the other 3 wrestlers (although Bagwell was still relatively bland at this point). With that being said, Cook is still a half decent worker and does a good job in helping to put Badd and Bagwell over. One really great moment in the match came when Badd and Flamingo were running the ropes back and forth several times and they both go for a flying cross body and collide in midair. Bagwell gets the pin after hitting Cook with a backslide. Continue reading WCW Saturday Night – January 23, 1993

WCW Saturday Night – January 30, 1993

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WCW Saturday Night – January 30, 1993
Atlanta, GA
Commentators: Jim Ross and Larry Zbyzsko

Douglas and Steamboat cut a promo against Pillman and Austin, claiming that they’re going to make Austin and Pillman bleed.

Chris Benoit vs. The Z-Man

This matches opens with a lot of chain wrestling from both men, and is a decent contest overall. The crowd was really hot in this one, booing Benoit, and cheering The Z-Man. The end of the match comes after Benoit hits a big dropkick from the top rope, and follows it with a Dragon Suplex. Continue reading WCW Saturday Night – January 30, 1993

WCW Saturday Night – February 5, 1993

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Atlanta, GA
Commentators: Jim Ross and Larry Zbyszko

In the aftermath of last week’s episode, we get to see Sting take on Barry Windham on this episode of WCW Saturday Night!

Brian Pillman and Steve Austin vs. 2 Cold Scorpio and Johnny B. Badd

The audience are going nuts for Scorpio and Badd and they love to hate Austin and Pillman, so that should make this a really fun match. This one was fast and furious, as you’d expect from these four. Pillman suplexes Scorpio from the apron to the outside of the ring at one point, in what looked like a brutal bump. Badd hits a really nice looking sunset flip on Pillman from the top rope towards the end of the match, but Pillman and Austin win after Pillman school boys Badd and hooks the tights for the win. Continue reading WCW Saturday Night – February 5, 1993

WCW Saturday Night – February 13, 1993

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Atlanta, GA
Commentators – Jim Ross and Larry Zbyzsko

Jim Ross and Larry Zbyzsko talk about how, apparently, Arn Anderson does not have a broken leg.

Tony Schiavone interviews Paul Orndorff and Barry Windham about their upcoming tag match against Dustin Rhodes and a mystery partner.

Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas vs. Joe Cruz and Fred Avery

Douglas was favouring his knee all match, indicating that maybe Austin and Pillman did quite the number on him at Clash of the Champions. The match ends in less than two minutes with a flying cross body from Steamboat. Continue reading WCW Saturday Night – February 13, 1993