February 19, 2009
The Powerdriver Review
WCW Monday Nitro
November 27, 1995
Salem Civic Center
The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Randy Savage (11/26/1995)
WCW U.S. Champion: Kensuke Sasaki (11/13/1995)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Harlem Heat (10/28/1995)
WCW World Television Champion: Johnny B. Badd (10/29/1995)
Your hosts are Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan and that Emmy-award winning Steve ďMongoĒ McMichael.
They replay the reunion between Hogan, Sting and Savage the night before at World War 3 where Hogan set his black gear on fire in favor of the red and yellow, brother.
WCW World Television Champion Johnny B. Badd (w/The Diamond Doll) vs. Diamond Dallas Page
So yeah, Kimberly is with Johnny B. Badd now after last night. An apologetic-looking DDP brings flowers for his wifeÖand then cheapshots Johnny! Awesome! Now Kimberly is all confused. Page hits his tilt-a-whirl slams as Kimberly finds a chain down in her roses! He yells for the chain. Kimberly tosses it into the ring, but it slides through his legs and over to Badd for the chain-wrapped TOOTIE FROOTIE PUNCH! (2:10) Badd wonders what the deal is with this chick. Instead of explaining herself, she acts all excited that Johnny won. Because thatís all that matters! Ĺ*
Gene Okerlund is standing by with Jimmy Hart and Kevin Sullivan. Sullivan wants to know why Jimmy Hart didnít stop Sting from getting Luger off Savage last night at World War 3. If he had kept the armbar on Savage just a little bit longer, Savage would have been too hurt to wrestle in the battle royal. Jimmy assures him that heís got a plan. Oh geez. These people and their plans.
Bull Nakano & Akira Hokuto (w/Sonny Oono) vs. Cutie Suzuki & Mayumi Ozaki
Our SECOND rematch from last night. Why even buy the PPV? Suzuki and Ozaki try to cut off Hokutoís charge, but Nakano trips them both up from the floor and pulls out Suzuki. That leaves Ozaki alone with her foes. After Hokuto chokes the life out of her by hanging her up in the corner, Nakano delivers a pair of violent hair throws. Hokuto tosses Ozaki over to Suzuki for a tag. Ozaki takes Hokuto down with a face slam so Suzuki can deliver a Dragon Suplex for two. Hokuto catches Cutie off a crossbody and gives her a fallaway slam to set up a GUILLOTINE LEGDROP from Nakano! Oops, she misses. Ozaki and Suzuki flying double stomp away on Nakano. That stops there as Nakano blocks a double-suplex and takes them both over. Hokuto delivers the flying splash to both girls. She follows up with a Doctorbomb on Ozaki for 1-2-NO! Ozaki fights back with a hurracanrana, but then Suzuki nails her with an inadvertent flying clothesline. Hokuto gives Suzuki a Northern Lights Suplex for two. Suzuki slips away from a powerbomb from Nakano, but gets squashed when she tries a sunset flip. Nakano falls out to the floor after a double dropkick from Ozaki and Suzuki. They head up top, but Hokuto is there to knock them off to the floor. She wants a somersault plancha, but she misses her opponents and nails Nakano! Back in, Ozaki and Suzuki charge into a double clothesline from Nakano as Hokuto gets a tag. She wipes them both out with a missile dropkick and finishes off Suzuki with a Fishermanís Buster. (5:25) Itís actually a good sequel as they played off a lot that happened in the first match. This would be the last time we see them all in WCW except for Akira Hokuto who would return in late 1996 to feud with Madusa Ė who returns to WCW to make history in just three more Nitros! ***
Hulk Hogan vs. Hugh Morrus
Hoganís here to show the newcomer to the Dungeon of Doom who the man is. Hogan pulls out his best stuff on Morrus with a drop toehold out of a hammerlock. He bites, claws, and clotheslines Morrus some more. Morrus puts on the brakes off a whip into the corner and springs off the ropes with a clothesline. That was pretty cool. NO LAUGHING MATTER connects, but Hogan kicks out at two. Hulk Up, Big Boot, LEGDROP. Itís all over. (3:40) Hogan 101. ĺ*
Gene Okerlund introduces the new WCW World Champion Randy Savage. If his friend Hogan has a problem with him being the champ, then itís time to settle this right now. Hogan reminds Savage that the belt still has his name plate on it. Donít worry, he plans on getting that changed. Roll that footage, director. Just as they show Giant grabbing at Hogan from the floor, the video gets cut. Hogan has been bamboozled! Savage isnít convinced that Hogan wasnít eliminated as the Giant runs in and blasts Hogan from behind. To keep Savage down, Giant grabs him for a CHOKESLAM on the concrete! Giant and Hogan head into the ring where Giant wants to give the Hulkster a legdrop. Oh but here comes Sting for the save! He hooks Giantís leg as Hogan gets a chair to beat the Giant up the aisleway. Once they reach Savage, Sting tries to stop Hogan from hitting him to perhaps check on Savage.
Sting & Lex Luger vs. Arn Anderson & Brian Pillman
Luger is a little slow coming out, but he shows up in time for the bell to sound. AA and Pillman start up their tag team games almost from the get go as Pillman nails Sting with a knee from the apron into a AA Spinebuster. Sting and Luger do the same to Arn. He takes a face slam from Sting. Pillman eats a face slam too. It breaks down as we get STEREO PRESS SLAMS to clear out the Horsemen. Back in, Arn wants Luger and gets him. Arn goes low on Lex and tries a double-clothesline, but Luger ducks and sends Arn into Pillman to cause him to crash down into the guardrail. Luger hits his Bionic Forearm on Arn and tags Sting for the Stinger Splash. SCORPION DEATHLOCK to Arn! Pillman is on the top rope, but then Luger shoves him off into Sting to break up the hold. Of course Bischoff thinks that was too accurate to be an accident. The Horsemen work over Sting for a bit. Pillman runs over to bring Luger off the apron to miss a chance to tag Sting. They double-team Sting some more until Luger runs in for the save. Once Arn goes down to a corner clothesline from Luger, Sting rolls up Pillman off the ropes for 1-2-3. (5:36) As Pillman pushes Sting off the pin, he stumbles into a DDT from Anderson! Flair runs down and attacks Luger. Flair and Arn hold Luger to take a flying splash from Pillman. Right after that, Flair applies the FIGURE-FOUR on Sting. Hulk Hogan makes the save and cleans house on the Horsemen! He wants to nail Luger, but Sting holds him back and allows Luger to get away. And with that, we are out of here. **