Terry Funk defends his WCW Hardcore Championship against Vampiro in a hardcore, no disqualification match that ends in a no contest when Vampiro douses the Funker in gasoline and tries to set him on fire. Sting comes in to make the save and Vampiro fucks off. WCW 2000!
Come for Missy Hyatt in an airbrushed sports bra and jean jacket combo! Stay for the ugliest elbow drop ever delivered in the history of our great sport!
Back in the 90s I loved me some WCW B and C Shows mostly because they’d have the most batshit insane matchups of all time. Want to see Macho Man take on Ultimo Dragon? Want to watch former ECW stalwarts wrestle the highest flying luchadors Mexico had to offer? Worldwide, Pro, and Saturday Night were the places to be.
But beyond those weird “Yeah, Booker T wrestled Robbie Brookside on an episode of Saturday Night” matches that happened you’d also get bizarre “enhancement talent” vs. “enhancement talent” bouts that were oddly engaging.
Here we have “Hardwork” Bobby Walker taking on one of WCW enhancement hosses, Rick Fuller. Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan have an uncomfortable conversation in which Tony tells Brain that “Hardwork” Bobby Walker isn’t related to “Hardbody” Harrison (another black enhancement guy) and it seemed like he was about 3 seconds away from declaring that Bobby Heenan thinks all black people look alike, but I digress.
Fuller’s the bigger man and had at this point gotten some B and C show victories under his belt so he’s my pick to win. Bobby “The Brai” Heenan says that Fuller should wrestle on Nitro though since that’s where the real international talent is and goes on to compare Rick Fuller to a horse as the match gets underway.
Fuller gets some offense in before “Hardwork” goes to town. He outquicks Fuller and even gets the big man up in a power slam before pinning him: one, two, three for the upset victory.
NXT has been kind of in a weird transitional period since the brand split depleted their roster. How will that affect NXT’s first big event out of the Great White North? Let’s check it out yo!