WCW Monday Nitro 25/09/1995
We open up with Eric Bischoff, Mongo and Booby Hennan. Eric wonders what is going to happen between Randy Savage and Lex Luger
Alex Wright vs. Disco Inferno
Disco attacks Wright before the bell with some punches to the back, Disco whips Wright off the ropes and catches him with an elbow. Disco throws Wright to the outside and he dances in the ring. Wright with a shoulderblock to Disco followed by a springboard dropkick. Wright whips Disco into the corner and hits Disco with a spin wheel kick for 2. Wright throws Disco to the outside and hits a plancha over the top rope. Wright throws Disco back in, an irish whip is reversed by Disco, Wright cartwheels past Disco and comes off the ropes, Disco catches him and drops him neck first across the top rope. Disco whips Wright to the corner and follows in with a back elbow. Disco with some right hands is countered by an armdrag from Wright. Disco catches Wright with a clothesline and he dances some more. Disco hits a short arm clothesline on Wright, Disco slowly climbs to the top rope and Wright dropkicks Disco knocking him off the top. Wright connects with right hands and an uppercut. Wright off the ropes with a spinning back elbow for 2, Wright whips Disco who is able to get an elbow to the back of Wrights head. Disco with a back body drop, he goes for a spinning neck breaker but Wright counters into a back slide for the 3 count.
Match Thoughts: Good little match, they kept the pace up for the whole match and hit some nice moves. **
We go to the back with Jimmy Hart and Hulk Hogan, Hogan has a neck brace on and is lifting the WCW Title up and down on his head to prove his neck is better. Hogan says that he hasn’t missed any workouts since Fall Brawl. Hogan says he is going to take down the Big Stinky Giant. He says he is back on track and is coming after him. Hogan has built a bigger and better Monster Truck and challenges Giant to a Monster Truck Match. Hogan says Giant can have a WCW title match if he beats him in the Monster Truck Match.
Mean Gene is in the ring and takes us to footage from Nitro last week of Lex Luger and Macho Man.
Macho Man is in the ring with Mean Gene, Savage calls out Luger who comes running out from the back. Luger says that Savage doesn’t respect him and its been like that since day one. Luger says that he has mutual respect with Sting and Hulk Hogan after the battles they have had. Luger challenges Macho Man to a match next week, and Luger puts his number 1 contendership on the line. Luger also says that if he doesn’t win next week he will leave WCW. Macho Man says he likes that and he accepts the match.
The Monster Truck Match at Halloween Havoc is made official, and so is the WCW World Title Match.
Kurasawa vs. Craig Pittman
Pittman hits a headbutt to the midsection to start the match, he whips Kurasawa off the ropes and connects with another headbutt to the midsection. Pittman goes to work on Kurasawas arm, Kurasawa fights back with some kicks to the legs and a kick to the chest sends Pittman to the outside. Kurasawa hits a sliding dropkick to Pittman, Kurasawa lifts the ring mats up, and slams Pittman onto the concrete floor and then tosses him back into the ring. Kurasawa with an arm drag,followed by snapping Pittmans arm across his shoulder. Kurasawa with a kick to the arm, Kurasawa charges at Pitman and gets back body dropped over the top rope. Kurasawa gets onto the ring apron and Pittman knocks him off with another headbutt to the midsection. Pittman with a hammerlock and he throws him shoulder first into the ring apron. Pittman brings Kurasawa into the ring with an arm toss over the top rope, Pittman hits a sloppy t-bone suplex, followed by ANOTHER headbutt to the midsection. Pittman tries to lock on a cross arm breaker but Kurasawa gets to the ropes. Pittman goes to whip Pittman but Pittman grabs an arm lock and suplexes him. Kurasawa is able to get a bridging german suplex for the 3 count.
Match Thoughts: Not a bad match, i have never seen so many headbutts to the midsection before. I would have liked to have seen a submission from Kurasawa after all the arm work that was done in this match. *
Back from the break and Mean Gene is in the ring with Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman. Pillman says that after Anderson beat Flair at Fall Brawl, Flair has hit rock bottom and is begging and pleading for a tag team partner. Gene wants to know how Arn can do this to Flair after all these years, Arn says that the better man won at Fall Brawl. Arn understands that Flair wants revenge, Arn says that Flair wants a tag team match and that is the match that he excels in the most. Arn tells Flair ‘What goes around, comes around’
We see footage from last week of Kevin Sullivan attacking Macho Man at the beach.
Kevin Sullivan vs. Randy Savage
Sullivan and Zodiac are talking on the floor, Savage jumps over the top rope but Sullivan and Zodiac move, Savage chases Sullivan into the ring. Sullivan gets into the ring but Zodiac clotheslines Savage down and rams him into the ring post, Zodiac tosses Savage into the ring allowing Sullivan to take control with punches. Sullivan throws Savage to the outside and follows him out, Sullivan drops Savage across the guardrail crotch first and clotheslines him down. Savage tries to get into the ring and Sullivan kicks him back to the floor. Savage back onto the apron leads to Sullivan punching him, Savage gets in the ring and slams Sullivan into the top turnbuckle, but Sullivan then tosses Savage to the outside in front of Zodiac. Sullivan comes to the floor and charges for a clothesline but gets back body dropped, Savage throws Sullivan into the ring and comes off the top rope with a axe handle. Zodiac gets onto the ring apron, Savage throws Sullivan to the outside and slingshots Zodiac into the ring, he hits a back elbow on Zodiac and then throws the ref down which leads to a DQ win for Sullivan.
Match Thoughts: Very boring match. Nothing but both guys going in and out of the ring. 1/2*
After the match, Savage bodyslams Zodiac and then he bodyslams Sullivan onto Zodiac. Savage comes off the top with the Elbow Drop on Zodiac as Sullivan rolls out of the way. The Giant makes his way into the ring, Giant grabs Savage around the neck and hits a big chokeslam. Some jobbers come out from the back and they all get chokeslammed by The Giant. Alex Wright comes running down and comes off the top rope with a cross body but Giant catches him and slams him to the mat. Here comes Lex Luger, he stands over Macho Man as Sullivan and Giant watch on. Giant then attacks Luger and hits him with a chokeslam.
Lex Luger vs. Meng
Luger is still down as Meng charges into the ring and attacks straight away. Meng is pummelling Luger in the corner. Meng slams Lugers head into the top turnbuckle and then chokes him across the middle and bottom ropes. Meng continues to assault Luger and chokes away at Luger in the corner. Meng hits a piledriver on Luger for 2, Meng goes straight to a choke. Luger tries to fight out of the corner, but Meng knocks him down and chokes him with his boot. Meng hits a suplex for 2, Meng then applies the nerve hold. Luger fights out of the hold with elbows to the midsection and right hands, Meng kicks Luger in the midsection and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a 2 count. Meng continues to work over Lugers midsection, Meng applies a chinlock with his knee in the back of Luger. Meng off the ropes with a leg drop for 2. Meng applies a headlock, Luger slowly stands up and tries to fight out with some elbows but Meng knocks him down and then hits a samoan drop. Meng climbs to the middle rope and comes off with a splash but Luger slams Meng to the mat. Meng with a chop in the corner followed by an irish whip to the corner, Meng charges but Luger is able to get his boot up. Luger charges at Meng in the corner with a clothesline. Luger takes over on Meng in the corner with kicks. Meng pulls a SPIKE out of his boot and hits Luger with the spike and gets the 1-2-3.
Match Thoughts: That was a good match, even better to see Meng win. **
We finish the show with Bischoff, Mongo and Hennan. Hennan says he knows what is going through The Giants mind but Bischoff disagrees and doesn’t believe anyone knows what is going through his mind. Bischoff hypes next which will have: Hulk Hogan, The American Males vs The Nasty Boys, and Lex Luger vs. Macho Man.
Show Thoughts: Very bad episode this week, the opener and the main event were decent matches. The Savage and Luger stuff was ok as it furthered their feud along, and as usual Pillman and Anderson brought the good in their promo. Thumbs down.