It’s your favorite weekly episodic recap; WCW Main Event! TONY SCHIAVONE and “SOBER” BOBBY HEENAN are in studio, to talk about all big items in WCW this week. Like, Roddy Piper, but more importantly, Roddy Piper. And, to nobody’s surprise, we start with a recap of Roddy Piper’s week. You and I have already heard about it a zillion times, so we’ll skip ahead.
After a break, WCW prepares to make everyone watching at home (in 2014) squirm in their seats just a little bit, by airing a complete breakdown of the Sullivan / Benoit saga to date. Tony defends his airing of the tape, as having been ordered by someone higher than himself. Heenan tells us that fighting for money, and women, make a man plenty dangerous.
Last week’s Regal/Anderson match from Saturday Night is aired.
Off in the world of the nWo, Mr. Wallstreet was offered a contract on Nitro to join the nWo, and it appears he’s accepted. Heenan figures Hogan’s terrified of Piper, so he’s building an army to defend himself.
Meanwhile, over on the Pro …
REY MYSTERIO JR. vs. BILLY KIDMAN
This has a chance to be a swanky little pairing. Rey starts us with a delayed snapmare, and sweeps Kidman’s legs out for an early 2. Kidman comes back with an elevated headscissors takeover, and as Rey hits the floor, Kidman flies with a plancha; hitting his back on the spinning stage on the way down. He seems ok, and hits Rey with a springboard guillotine for 2. Rey manages to outrun Kidman, and ties him up in the ropes, upside down. That allows Rey to hit the top rope, and hit a super guillotine for 2! Hell, I would have finished with that spot. Kidman hits the floor to take a breather, and Rey does his swinging fake to make him stand back. As he re-enters, Rey hits a drop toe hold and a standing moonsault for 2. A DDT sends Rey back up, but he misses a moonsault, and Kidman quickly powerbombs him for 2. He goes up, and has a chance to hit the SSP, but opts for a big splash instead, getting 2. The 8 fans in attendance vocally start chanting “let’s go Rey” as Kidman goes up again. It propels him on, and Rey hits a super Oklahoma Roll off the top for the win at 3:49. Good stuff. **1/2
In the studio, Tony wants to change the topic back to Hogan and Piper, because we’ve veered way too far off track. Tony admits his fear that the nWo continues to grow, but Heenan points out that nobody from the nWo was willing to step in the ring with Piper on Monday, or Kevin Greene for that matter. We get a Special Look at Piper / Hogan, which I quickly fast forward through.
Tony is looking forward to the US title tournament finals at Starrcade, and Heenan is celebrating DDP’s recent success. Tony calls him a shyster, which Heenan takes crazy amounts of offense to, reminding Tony he was down on his luck with nowhere to go, and has re-invented himself all on his own. Tony says he doesn’t deserve any of it, and Heenan calls him out for not being in the holiday spirit, telling him he doesn’t deserve any eggs this year. Most of DDP / Jarrett is aired.
Tony is excited to tell us that the Women’s title tournament is taking place on Main Event! Holy hell, you know they mean business.
ZERO (with Sonny Onoo) vs. MADUSA (in Main Event Exclusive, 2nd round Women’s title tournament match)
This was recorded at Nitro, so this is even more big time than you could imagine. JIMMY JETT referees – is this his debut? A USA chant makes Zero’s ears bleed her own blood, and she is forced to cover them up to keep it from spewing all over the place like a loose catheter. She quickly mounts Madusa, and works the slowest ground and pound I’ve ever seen. Madusa is stretched between the ropes allowing her to arch back and show off her enormous breasts. Seconds later, she’s loose and hits 3 straight swinging neckbreakers – but Zero grabs her by the throat as soon as she tries for the pin. A powerbomb hits, but Zero’s sick of Sonny Onoo for god knows what reason and goes to fight him on the apron, allowing Madusa to roll her up at 2:31. What … the … hell … was … that? Get me out of here. DUD
Back in studio, Heenan asks Tony for his pick at Starrcade. Tony calls Piper, because he’s tougher than Hogan, and even if he doesn’t want WCW’s help, they’ll be there to fend off the nWo. When did that start? I’ve yet to see WCW do anything unified together, which would have solved this problem months ago. Heenan cuts a promo on Hogan, telling him his day is coming. And that’s a wrap.