WCW Monday Nitro (August 14, 2000)

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We’re one day removed from one of the worst goddamn PPVs I’ve ever seen in my life, New Blood Rising. How will WCW follow up with that dumpster fire? Let’s check out this episode of Nitro from 2000 and find out!

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Roadblock vs. Dusty Wolfe (WCW Saturday Night

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.

WCW Pro (January 13, 1996)

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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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WCW Monday Nitro (June 26, 2000)

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So this past week I discovered an excellent podcast titled Keep It 2000 and binge-listened to all 25 episodes that currently exist. The show reviews episodes of WCW Monday Nitro from the year 2000 and is so utterly hilarious that I decided to start playing along at home and jump on with the episode they will cover in the next installment of their podcast. This is that episode.

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WCW Pro (January 6, 1996)

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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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NWA Clash of the Champions (March 27, 1988)

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The story goes that back in 1987 Vince McMahon put together the Survivor Series to fuck with Jim Crockett Promotion’s PPV buyrates for Starrcade. The event was scheduled on the same day as the previously announced Starrcade and Vince talked a number of cable providers to carry Survivor Series alone by threatening to withhold WrestleMania IV from them if they aired both events.

Crockett decides that turnabout is fair play and schedules an NWA supercard to run against WrestleMania IV and goes that extra mile by putting it on free TV instead of PPV. This is that supercard.

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