For people who think that fans chanting random bullshit during matches is a modern problem in wrestling, go back and watch Kurt Angle’s debut. In the opening moments we get a “boring” chant as Angle does actual wrestling. From there they decide to go with a “Let’s go Red Wings!” chant. They would return to this chant several times during the match. At one point Angle gets out of the ring and gets on the mic to yell at them for having the audacity to boo an Olympic champion.
Outside of the crowd it’s a pretty fine bout of grappling though there are a couple weird things in it. First it’s so weird to hear Kurt Angle’s theme song without people chanting, “YOU SUCK!” during it and second Angle won with the Angle Slam, but Stasiak just leaped up like 2 seconds after being pinned.
Remember when Dok Hendrix was a Hardy Boy? Atomic Drop remembers. Watch the Hardys and Dok Hendrix battle the team of Farooq and Bradshaw for the WWF World Tag Team Championship all the way back in 1999. WHO DESERVES THE BELT?!
“Matt Hardy could have gotten out of the ring but WHADDA MANEUVER™!!!”
There were a lot of things wrong with WCW in 1999, but for my money, The Jersey Triad, was not one of them. The trio, united out of pride for their shared home state of New Jersey, consisted of Bam Bam Bigelow, DDP, and Kanyon, and they were totally awesome.
Holy crap is the audience into this match. The pops that Silver King gets…unreal! Why did they not give that guy a TV Tile run?
Triple H in a cage! McMahons feuding with wrestlers! Run-ins! A swerve! It’s the Attitude Era in all its glory!
I guess Sting and Luger are the heels in this match. There’s a stupid run-in at the end where DDP comes in to attack Flair and Hogan but for some reason Luger blindly puts DDP in the torture rack thinking it’s either Hogan or Flair or something, regardless of the fact that DDP was wearing long pants (which Luger’s hand would have touched when putting DDP up in the torture rack) while Flair and Hogan both had bare legs. WCW ’99!
“Screamin’” Norman Smiley going up against a Nasty Boy for the WCW Hardcore Championship.