WCW Monday Nitro 02/10/1995
We open with Eric Bischoff, Mongo and Bobby Hennan who hype Lex Luger vs Randy Savage, where Luger has put his career on the line. Ric Flair comes to the announce booth and grabs Bischoffs headset and tells Arn that he is coming for him tonight.
We see clips of what has lead to Randy Savage vs Lex Luger, plus clips from last week of The Giant chokeslamming everybody.
Lex Luger vs. Randy Savage (If Lex Luger loses he will leave WCW)
Lock up to start and both guys fight for an advantage, still in the lock up both guys roll through the middle ropes and to the floor. We head to break as both Luger and Savage are trying to gain an advantage.
Back from the break we see Randy Savage in the ring and Lex Luger on the outside. Luger comes back in the ring and they lock up, Luger overpowers Savage into the corner. Luger slaps Savage, Savage whips Luger to the corner and hits him with an elbow that sends Luger to the outside, Savage follows him outside and Savage tire to get a suplex but Luger reverses it into a neckbreaker. Luger throws Savage back into the ring. Luger goes for a bodyslam but Savage reverses into a small package for two. Luger hits Savage with a gorilla press slam, and poses for the crowd. Luger whips Savage into the ropes, Savage kicks Luger in the chest, Savage tries for a backslide but Luger has his leg on the rope , he now reverses the back slide and gets a 2 count of his own. Savage with a headlock, Luger pushes him off the ropes and both guys collide in mid ring. Savage heads to the top rope and comes off for an axe handle but Luger catches him in the mid section, Savage throws Luger to the outside, Savage climbs to the top rope and connects with an axe handle. Savage drops Luger throat first across the guard rail. Savage tries to send Luger into the ring post, but Luger is able to push Savage into the ring post. Savage with a knee to the back of Luger that sends him into the corner. Luger tries to whip Savage into the corner, but Savage reverses it and ends Luger into the ref. Savage with a bodyslam, he climbs up top and hits the elbow but there is no ref. The Giant comes out from the back and gets into the ring. He grabs Savage by the throat and hits a chokeslam, and walks to the back. Luger picks Savage up into the Torture Rack and Savage is out.
Match Thoughts: Good match that continued on their feud. The Giant interference will make Savage believe that Lex Luger is apart of the Dungeon of Doom. **1/4
We head up to the commentators booth who discuss The Giants interference. Bischoff wants to know why The Giant didn’t go after Luger.
Disco Inferno comes out and starts dancing in the aisle way for no real reason in particular. Eddys music starts to play and Disco is upset.
Eddy Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko
Tie up to start and both guys end up in the corner. Eddy shoves Dean down and he kips back up. Greco roman lockup, Eddy powers Dean down to the mat, Dean monkey flips Eddy but he lands on his feet. Headlock by Dean who spins around Eddy and takes him down with a drop toe hold an grabs a front face lock, Eddy reverses that into a hammerlock. Dean reverses to his own hammerlock, Eddy grabs a headlock but gets pushed off the ropes by Dean. Eddy takes Dean down with a shoulderblock, both guys run the ropes and duck each others moves until Dean connects with a dropkick. Dean slams Eddys head into the turnbuckle, Eddy whips Dean to the corner, Eddy runs at Dean and gets lifted up and Dean catches him with a powerbomb, Dean tries for a pin attempt but Eddy reverses into his own which Dean then reverses again into a headscissors takeover.
They cut away from the match to show that Hulk Hogan has arrived at the arena. Hulk says that he is going to hunt down the Giant tonight and he will put an end to all this madness. Why in the world did they have to have this segment during this match, couldn’t they have had this occur after the match?
Back to the match and Eddy has Dean in a headlock on the ropes, Dean with an elbow to the ribs and he whips Eddy to the ropes. Dean grabs a full nelson which Eddy tries to counter out of but Dean gets the full nelson on again. Dean with a snap mare and he gets a two count. Eddy whips Dean to the corner and tries a monkey flip, but Dean holds on and both guys crash to the outside. Eddy bodyslams Dean to the floor, Eddy climbs to the top rope and hits a big cross body off the top rope. Eddy throws Dean back into the ring, Eddy hits a brainbuster and heads up top. Eddy goes for the frog splash but Dean gets his knees up. Both guys with standing switches, Dean tries to grab Eddys leg for a leg hold but Eddy sits down and gets the 3 count for the win.
Match Thoughts: That was an awesome match. Great back and forth wrestling with good reversals and a mix of high flying moves. ***3/4.
After the match Dean wants a re-match, Eddy agrees anytime and both guys shake hands.
Mean Gene is in the ring and Hulk Hogan comes out. Gene says the Giant is running riot and Hulk is his main target. Hulk says he has been doing some soul searching recently. Hulk says just like how he rips his shirt off, he is going to rip Giants chest open in the back. Hulk goes to the outside and slaps hands with the fans, one fan throws powder in his eyes and jumps the guard rail, but its Kevin Sullivan dressed as a woman. He beats on Hogan with a cane and sends him into the ring. We see The Giant and Zodiac coming out from the back, The Giant takes Hogans neck brace off and wrenches Hogans neck just like at Fall Brawl. Sullivan has a razor and he shaves off Hogans moustache. The American Males head to the ring but both get taken out by chokeslams, now the Nasty Boys run out from the back, but hey both fall victim to chokeslams from The Giant.
Ric Flair vs. Arn Anderson
Tie up to start and Arn slams Flair straight to the mat, Flair gets up and chops Arn down. Flair attacks with punches and chops. Flair goes to whip Arn to the corner but its reversed and Arn back body drops Flair. Arn covers for a 2 count, Arn grabs the arm and stomps down onto it, he grabs a hammerlock on the mat. Flair is able to get up and send Arn into the corner, he chops away at Arn and connects with some right hands. Flair throws Arn into the corner again and hits a chop, Arn with the eye rake to take control. Arn whips Flair to the corner who flips over the top rope onto the apron, Arn charges for a clothesline but Flair pulls the top rope down and Arn tumbles over to the floor. Flair whips Arn into the guard-rail, he then chops Arn and kicks him in the mid section, Flair chops Arn again, Arn gets an eye rake, Flair charges at Arn and gets back body dropped. Arn slams Flairs head into the guardrail. Back in the ring both guys trade punches, Arn gets control and whips Flair to the ropes and punches him in the midsection. Flair goes for a whip but Arn reverses it and hits a spin buster, Arn slowly covers and gets 2. Arn grabs an arn lock on Flair, Flair gets up and whips Arn to the ropes and grabs a sleeper, Arn pushes Flair off the ropes and gets his own sleeper. Flair is able to send Arn into the corner and follows up with a back body drop. Flair picks Arn up and knocks him back down with a big right. Flair picks up Arn again and whips him to the corner, Flair follows in but Arn hits him with an elbow, Arn out of the corner gets knocked down with a back elbow by Flair, Flair applies the figure four but Arn gets to the ropes. Arn rolls to the outside, Flair climbs to the top rope and comes off with an axe handle but Arn catches him with a punch to the midsection. Arn goes for a piledriver on the floor but Flair reverses that into a back body drop. Flair throws Arn into the ring, Arn attacks Flair as he gets into the ring. Arn goes for the DDT near the ropes, Flair holds onto the top rope and Arn falls to the mat. Flair hits a series of quick right hands to the head of Arn. Flair with a chop to Arn and he whips him into the ropes, Arn connects with an elbow to the back of the head. Arn climbs to the middle rope, he jumps off and Flair catches him in the mid section. Flair locks on the Figure Four in the middle of the ring. Brian Pillman runs out from the back and splashes Flair from the top rope drawing the DQ.
Match Thoughts: Another excellent match between Arn and Flair. Not as good as their match at Fall Brawl, but still very good. ***1/2.
After the match its a 2 on 1 beat down on Flair. Pillman is holding both of Flairs arms while Arn stomps away at the shoulder of Flair.
Eric Bischoff lets us know that Nick Bockwinkle has signed a cage match for next week, Arn Anderson versus Ric Flair, Hell yeah!!!
Also next week we will see Sting against Shark, Sabu vs Mr J.L and Big Bubba vs. Road Warrior Hawk.
Show Thoughts: Very good show this week, two excellent matches and a very good match makes this an easy thumbs up.