Regardless of what this video is titled, Randy Savage never appears in this video from 1996. Roadblock comes out to get squashed by Savage and “Pomp and Circumstance” plays but instead of Savage we get a different Randy, Referee Randy Anderson, running out.
David Penzer informs us that though Savage was in the building earlier in the day, he is no longer present so the match will not be taking place. Roadblock takes umbrage with this and after hollering some stuff, goes backstage where a bunch of enhancement talent is sitting in folding chairs, I guess in the event that they need to kill TV time with a standby match.
Roadblock grabs one of the dudes and hauls him down to the ring and Tony informs us that this unfortunate “youngster” is Dusty Wolfe. The youngster, Wolfe, was 34 at the time. Dusty Rhodes does not like that this fellow is also called Dusty and decides that he should be known as Scott Wolfe.
Roadblock tosses him into the ring and hits him with a powerslam. He stomps on Wolfe a few times and tells him to get up. Wolfe is already dead and thus is unable to stand so Roadblock picks him up and hits a couple more powerslams before covering him and picking up a victory.
Roadblock then gets all up in the camera and calls out Lex Luger because this is WCW Saturday Night and even guys who were generally job guys occasional get wins and get to call out main eventers.
This was the greatest three and a half minutes of wrestling related nonsense I’ve seen all week.
Here we’ve got “The Human Suplex Machine” Taz taking on Buh Buh Ray Dudley in a more or less straight up wrestling match. Don’t worry, this is still ECW though so there’s some post-match mayhem with crutches and steel chairs for those of you who don’t want to see Buh Buh Ray Dudley apply hammerlocks and shit like that.
I got a request to review the main event from this episode of Hardcore TV and figured that it’s been awhile since I looked at mid-90s ECW so I might as well just watch the entire episode. So here it is, the April 2, 1996 installment of Hardcore TV, which I believe was filmed the day before.
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Time for another random episode of WCW Pro from 1996. Again our announce team for the morning consists of Chris Cruise, Larry Zybyszko, and Dusty Rhodes. They hype the main event of this morning’s show by informing us the Stud Stable will be in action before throwing it to a video package to show us what went down on Nitro this past Monday.
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From time to time I’ve got 40 minutes to kill and a desire to see mid-90s WCW wrestlers squash dudes in short, nothing matches. Today was one of those days so I checked out an episode of WCW Pro from 1996. Our hosts for this morning are Chris Cruise, Dusty Rhodes and “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko. Let’s get down to the ring for action!
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Welcome to Walton, Kentucky where Kevin Kelly is standing outside the house of Brian Pillman for an interview that will be conducted later in the night to give an update on the condition of his ankle after receiving surgery on it last week after Steve Austin had destroyed it.
Stone Cold Steve Austin had threatened to come to Pillman’s house and finish the job, but up to this point Austin had not showed…
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“What is this man? Where is he from? What’s he all about?”
Bones and Hogan take on Dunn and Flanagan in a Time Limit Match which seems to me to be what the WWE refers to as an Ironman Match. Whoever scores the most pinfalls and submissions in the allotted time is the winner.
Bones and Hogan once more play second fiddle to Sean Venom and Mike Samples hyping a Snake Box Match (apparently Snake Box Match II). I should really seek that out next.
Watching all these matches I find myself becoming a fan of Crusher Bones. He has the most ridiculous move he does that I can only really described as a skeleton jig. I think it’s supposed to be scary or tough looking taunt but it just makes me laugh.
You’d think that a six man tag match involving a grappler as decorated and skilled as Macho Warrior Ric Hogan would focus on him, but no, the real stars of this bout are Sean Venom, his “snake box,” and Mike Samples.
Apparently Venom and Samples have a “Snake Box” Match coming up, so Venom brings out the aforementioned device to taunt Samples during the bout. The entire thing devolves into utter chaos with Venom attempting to put Samples in the “snake box,” Randy Hales hitting Venom with a briefcase, and Macho Warrior Ric Hogan and Crusher Bones having a very workmanlike match in the ring.