WCW Thunder March 12 1998

Thunder is live from Baton Rouge, Louisiana this week. Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Lee Marshall are at the announce table as they are just days away from Uncensored. They preview some of the matches at Uncensored such as Hogan and Savage in a cage match and Sting defending the title against Scott Hall. The Giant walks out of the back and makes his way to the ring with a neck brace. The Giant says he will take on every single member of the NWO if they have the guts right here tonight by himself. Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth make their way to the ring. Savage tells The Giant he likes it because that would leave Hogan all by himself for their cage match Sunday. And that would open the door to win the championship. Sting walks to the ring carrying the title belt. Sting says it is not the title it is his title. Savage tells him you never know what will happen when the madness gets out of control. Sting tells him tonight works with him. Schiavone recaps it all and says the title will be on the line tonight as Sting defends against Randy Savage.

The announcers all agree that has become the biggest Thursday ever as Brad Armstrong makes his entrance for the first match of the night. Lee Marshall suggests everyone call their friends to tell them Sting and Randy Savage will wrestle later tonight. Raven makes his entrance in silence. He gets in the ring and asks for a microphone. He tells Armstrong they are schedule to do battle but discretion is the better part of valor. Raven says he knows Armstrong is hurt and knows he was voted rookie of the year in 1980 and was a tag team champion in 1981 but his career has descended into mediocrity since then. Raven tells him he feels his pain and then hits him with a DDT and pins him in a one move match.

After a commercial, Tony Schiavone is on the entrance ramp with Chris Jericho. He is wearing Juventud Guerrera’s mask and wearing a Rey Mysterio’s t-shirt. Schiavone asks him about his upcoming match with Dean Malenko Sunday. Jericho tells him he will challenge Dean Malenko tonight if he wants. He mentions the mask and the t-shirt and asks what Malenko has that he wants. He mentions the Texas cloverleaf and tells Malenko if he loses tonight he must change the name of the Texas cloverleaf to the Canadian cloverleaf.

Kendall Windham is the next wrestler to the ring. Hacksaw Jim Duggan comes out second for this match. Duggan forces Windham out of the ring shortly after the opening bell rings. As they return to the ring, they trade moves with neither man taking a true advantage. Duggan lands three clotheslines in a row and then scoop slams him to the mat. Duggan goes into a three point stance and lands another clothesline before hitting old glory and pinning Windham for the win.

Scott Steiner comes out to the NWO theme for the following match. Johnny Grunge carries a table out to the ring by himself for a rare singles match for Grunge. Steiner and grunge trade moves early to the surprise of the announcers. They mention Grunge is more of a street fighter where Steiner is more of a wrestler. Steiner starts to take the upper hand and starts flexing for the crowd. Grunge does not go away and hits Steiner with a swinging neckbreaker. Grunge goes to the table but Steiner gets to his feet. Grunge returns to the apron and battles Steiner briefly until Steiner knocks him off the apron and through his own table. Steiner goes outside the ring and rolls Grunge into the ring. Steiner puts him in the Steiner recliner and Mark Curtis calls for the bell.

Eddie Guerrero walks out to join Tony Schiavone on the entrance ramp. Guerrero says everyone knows he will win Sunday but he wants to get to important matters. He says his nephew Chavo had a chance to win a belt on Monday, but instead he dropped the ball and let the family down. So now he has to go out a resurrect the family name. Chave comes out and asks Eddie if he has something to say. Eddie tells him he has tried beating him up, dragging him across the mat, and hand picking opponents for him but nothing has worked. Eddie says they should have a match to finally settle this, but when he wins Chavo will have to do things they way he says when he says. Chavo accepts the challenge under one condition of his own. He says when he wins Eddie must start doing things the ring way, the Guerrero way. He accepts and Chavo says let’s do this now. Eddie nervously says he didn’t mean now but he makes his way to the ring anyway. Charles Robinson is in the ring and starts the match. Chavo gets the first blow in but Eddie returns it quickly. Chavo sends Eddie out of the ring and then hits him with a somersault senton over the top rope. They move back to the ring and Chavo hits him with a tornado DDT off the ropes. He pins Eddie but just before the three count. Eddie grabs the ropes. Eddie uses a low blow and then slams Chavo to the mat. Eddie climbs the ropes and hits his frog splash before pinning Chavo to end the match.

The NWO music bring Thunder back from commercial. Eric Bischoff leads Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall to the ring. Bischoff calls The Giant mega dumb. Hogan says the NWO was in the back arguing over who was going to get what piece of The Giant. Hall then gets on the microphone and says he didn’t think it was possible but The Giant is as dumb as he looks. Hogan and Hall begin to discuss how their two opponents on Sunday decided to face each tonight.

Vincent walks Konnan to the ring for the next match of the night. Lizmark Jr. comes out as the next luchador to take on Konnan. Konnan dominates the match early. He hits him with a cradle DDT and then quickly puts him in the tequila sunrise. Lizmark Jr. taps out and Konnan starts untying his mask. Juventud Guerrera quickly runs to the ring and hits Konnan with a springboard drop kick. Konnan and Vincent start to walk away. As Guerrera turns his back to cheek on Lizmark, Konnan returns to the ring and attacks Guerrera from behind. He continues to strike Guerrera as the bell is ringing in the background. Thunder goes to commercial as Konnan finally leaves the ring.

Tony Schiavone is with Curt Hennig and Rick Rude on the entrance ramp.Rude and Hennig say their focus is on Bret Hart. Rude says next Monday, Nitro will be Hartless because they are going to take care of Hart at Uncensored Sunday. Rude and Hennig walk away and Schiavone sets up a video previewing the triple jeopardy match at Uncensored between Diamond Dallas Page, Chris Benoit, and Raven.

Once the video ends, Saturn walks towards the ring. Disco Inferno comes out as his opponent. The two men battle back and forth early in the match. Lodi is ringside and Nick Patrick keeps checking on him to make sure he does not interfere with the match. Saturn starts to building an advantage and is really controlling the action. Schiavone reminds everyone this is the biggest Thunder ever as Sting and Randy Savage will meet in the main event. Disco Inferno makes a comeback, but Saturn still seems to be in control of the match. Disco Inferno hits Saturn with a spinebuster followed by a swinging neckbreaker. He pins him but only gets a two count. Saturn uses a three quarter nelson slam and puts him in rings of Saturn to win the match by submission.

The NWO walk out to the ring followed by The Giant. Tony schaivone is not quite sure how this match will work other than it is eight men against The Giant. Scott Hall starts the match and it looks like this will be a tag team type match. The Giant lifts Hall up over his head and tosses him to the mat. The Giant then points towards Hogan, but it is Curt Hennig then enters the ring next. The Giant hits him with a knee lift and Hennig tags out to Konnan. The Giant knocks Konnan to the mat and then the NWO members all start entering the ring and The Giant swats all of them away. He hits Konnan with a jackknife powerbomb and the NWO members all retreat. The bell ring and Mark Curtis lifts the arm of Konnan who is still down on the mat as the winner by disqualification. Hogan and the NWO get in Doug Dellinger’s face pleading for him to take care of The Giant. The Giant gets out of the ring and offers his wrists for Dough Dellinger to wrap the chains around him. As They lead The Giant to the back, Kevin Nash comes out of the back with a cup of hot coffee. He throws it in the face of The Giant and The Giant breaks the chains off his wrists and chases Nash into the back as Thunder goes to commercial.

Dean Malenko challenges Chris Jericho for the WCW Cruiserweight title next. Jericho wrestles in Mysterio’s t-shirt and Guerrera’s mask. Jericho gains the early upper hand. The announcers say Jericho considers the t-shirt and mask his trophies. Malenko begins to fight back as the mask seems to be giving Jericho some problems. Malenko slams Jericho to the mat and goes for the Texas cloverleaf and makes Jericho tap out. Charles Robinson hands Malenko the belt and and Malenko starts untying Guerrera’s mask. He pulls it off and the man under the mask is not Chris Jericho. Just as Malenko realizes it is not him, Jericho himself runs into the ring and hits Malenko from behind with the belt. Lenny Lane who was pretending to be Jericho looks at Jericho and Jericho hits him in the face as well. The bell is ringing very loudly at a rapid pace as Thunder goes to commercial.

The NWO music brings Thunder back from commercial and Scott Norton walks to the ring. Lex Luger comes out next. Norton attacks Luger as soon as he gets in the ring and tosses Luger out of the ring. Norton continues to hold the upper hand as he rolls Luger back into the ring. Luger makes a comeback with three clotheslines in a row. Scott Steiner runs out and Luger hits him on the apron. Norton hits Luger from behind and then Steiner gets in the ring and they both attack Luger. The bell again starts ringing until Rick Steiner enters the ring. All four men begin battling and the bell is still ringing loudly and rapidly. Luger and Rick Steiner get the better of Scott Norton and Scott Steiner. Ted DiBiase gets in the ring with them as Mickie Jay raises Luger’s arm.

After another commercial break, Tony calls this the biggest main event in the history of Thunder. Miss Elizabeth leads Randy Savage to the ring. Schiavone says he doesn’t want to toot Savage;s horn too much but he does think Savage has been a man of integrity which might be why he is on the outs with the NWO. Sting carries the title belt to the ring over his shoulder. Sting gets in the ring and Savage attacks him before he can take off his trench coat. Mark Curtis is in the ring calling the action. Sting fights back and knocks Savages bandanna off his head with a punch. Sting makes a comeback while he is still wearing his trench coat. He puts Savage in the scorpion death lock and Scott Hall kicks Sting from behind. Hogan comes out next and the bell starts ringing once again. Sting and Savage take care of Hogan and Hall. Hogan then calls out the rest of the NWO while Sting and Savage are in the ring. The bell is ringing furiously as Sting and Savage hold off the NWO members. Even more NWO members come out. Sting and Savage jump out of the ring and Sting attaches themselves to a harness and they both raise up to the ceiling as Thunder ends.

Match Results:

Raven def Brad Armstrong

Hacksaw Jim Duggan def Kendall Windham

Scott Steiner def Johnny Grunge

Eddie Guerrero def Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Konnan def Lizmark Jr.

Saturn def Disco Inferno

NWO def The Giant by DQ

Dean Malenko def Lenny Lane

Lex Luger def Scott Norton by DQ

Sting def Randy Savage by DQ

WCW Monday Nitro March 9 1998

Tony Schiavone welcomes everyone live to the sold out arena in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Schiavone is joined by Mike Tenay and Larry Zbyszko at the announce table. Schiavone reminds everyone Randy Savage will be in a steel cage with Hulk Hogan this Sunday. The crowd is chanting “Larry” very loudly, so Zbyszko takes his headset off and gets up to take a bow for the fans. Thew show a replay from Thunder of Savage asking Miss Elizabeth who the real man is and she tells him the only real man is Savage. Savage continues on to tell Hogan he can also ask his wife to find out who the real man is.

Back in the arena, The Cat makes his entrance while Damien is waiting for him in the ring. Mark Curtis calls for the bell and The Cat drops Damien to the mat with a kick. The Cat continues to use a variety of kicks to hold an advantage in the match. Damien makes a comeback with a frankensteiner. He goes to the ropes and jumps off but The Cat hits him with a kick instead. The Cat scoop slams Damien and then lands a springboard kick and pins him for the win.

Eric Bischoff and Hollywood Hulk Hogan walk to the ring next. Hogan gets in the ring and stars flexing for the crowd until Bischoff asks him to stop because he can’t take it anymore and neither can the crowd. He says nobody will ever get close to being even half of what Hogan has been to this industry. He says if it wasn’t for Hogan then Savage’s Mother and Father would not have a roof over their head today, his brother would be living on the street, and Savage himself wouldn’t be allowed in the building across the country. Hogan says it is Savage who is out on a limb all by himself. Bischoff ends the interview by telling the fans to give it up for the real heavyweight champion of the world.

After a commercial break, Gene Okerlund is live at Duke University. He is at a big Nitro party and the Nitro Girls are with him partying with the fans. The Nitro Girls begin dancing on a platform after some confusion as to whether they are on camera or not.

Back at Nitro, Sick Boy leads Raven’s Flock to the ring for his match. Lenny Lane comes out second. The newest member of Raven’s Flock is still unidentified but he towers over Hammer outside the ring. Lane knocks Sick Boy out of the ring and he has a quick talk with Lodi. Lane jumps over the top rope and takes out both Lodi and Lane. They get back in the ring and Lane pins him but only gets a two count. Sick Boy uses a slam to puts Lane on the mat. He lands repeated elbow drops and then puts him in a choke hold until Scott Dickinson forces him to break the hold. Lane gets to his feet and mounts a comeback. Lane hits a springboard move that he turns into a pin but only gets a two count. Sick Boy hits him with a move he calls the cure and pins Lane for the win.

After the match, Mike Tenay enters the ring and invites The Giant to join him. Tenay says The Giant is getting in the ring with Kevin Nash this Sunday against doctor’s orders. Tenay asks The Giant about his upcoming match with Nash. The Giant tells him the playing field is finally even because even though he has a bad neck, Kevin has a bad back. The Giant then calls out his two friends and Sting and Randy Savage come out of the back. Sting is holding a baseball bat and has the World title draped over his shoulder. Sting and Savage get in the ring and Savage says he doesn’t feel alone like Hogan says he is because he has The Giant and Sting. Savage tells Hogan if he thinks he can find two people that won’t stab him in the back then they challenge them to a six man tag match tonight.

After a commercial break, Barry Darsow walks to the ring. Bill Goldberg comes out and the fans cheer for him loudly. Goldberg gets in the ring and quickly takes the upper hand as he normally does. He uses a drop toe hold to put Darsow in a submission maneuver, but they quickly get to their feet. Goldberg uses a clothesline and Darsow rolls out of the ring. Goldberg follows him out and rams him into the ring post back first. Darsow takes advantage of Goldberg running himself into the post and takes the action back inside the ring. Darsow throws Goldberg into the corner, but Goldberg responds by spearing Darsow. He hits him with the jackhammer and pins him for the win.

Gene Okerlund and Kimberly are back at Duke University and Okerlund pitches the hotline. Kimberly then says the Nitro Girls bikini break out is coming to the internet. She says it will be the first chance to see what the Nitro Girls will be wearing at Panama Beach next Monday. She says in some cases it’s not much more than a tan.

Back in the arena, Scott Hall gets in the ring. He says Savage knows in his heart that Hollywood Hogan is the man. He tells Hogan he can count on him and he will be his teammate later tonight. He then tells Sting he is going to have to get in the ring and prove he is better than himself and he doesn’t think he can. Kevin Nash then comes out and addresses Savage. He says if those three guys want a war tonight they got one. He tells Hogan he will never have a friend like him. He tells The Giant he hasn’t forgotten about Philadelphia and he still feels the pain in his back.

Kidman comes out for the next match. His name plate seems to flip between Kidman and Billy Kidman depending on the week. Dean Malenko comes out second. Malenko gets in the ring and Nick Patrick calls for the bell. They lock up and trade moves back and forth. Malenko gets the first big move in the match with a powerslam, but Kidman makes a comeback as the two men seem evenly matched. Kidman lands a guillotine leg drop and pins Malenko, but Malenko gets his foot on the ropes. As Malenko and Kidman continue to battle, Chris Jericho walks out to the ring. Kidman hits Malenko with a variation of a scoop slam but still cannot complete a pin. Jericho stands by Raven’s Flock who are sitting in the front row. Malenko hits a gutbuster off the ropes and then puts Kidman in the Texas cloverleaf and Kidman taps out almost immediately. Jericho encourages Raven’s Flock to get in the ring and they do finally get in the ring behind Jericho. Malenko backs into the corner seeing he is outnumbered. Jericho gets angry they are not attacking Malenko and they decided to attack Jericho instead. Jericho rolls out of the ring and Malenko slowly exits the ring as well. Nitro goes to commercial with the Flock members standing in the ring.

Eric Bischoff and Hollywood Hulk Hogan make their way out to the ring again when Nitro returns. Bischoff says Hogan had to draw straw to pick his partners for tonight. Hogan says the NWO is stronger than it’s ever been now that they have gotten rid of the bad apple. He says the NWO loves him like a brother so he knows they would never stab him in the back.

Carl Torbush is seen sitting in the front row next to Raven’s Flock with his son. Torbusch is new head coach of the North Carolina football team. They go back to Gene Okerlund at Duke and they show some of the events that happened earlier in the day. Okerlund is quickly swarmed by fans and Okerlund tells them they better lighten up in case they are pick pocketers. He throws it to the Nitro Girls and their music starts playing but the camera stays on the crowd and then goes to the graphic showing the fans where to send their Nitro tapes.

The NWO music starts playing again and this time Brian Adams makes his entrance. Kaos walks to the ring with Rage at his side. Schiavone tells everyone at home to call their friends and let them know what is happening later tonight in the six man tag match. Adams attacks Kaos as soon as the bell ring and assumes control of the match. Adams uses a sit down piledriver and continues to attack Kaos who has yet to land any offensive moves. The pace slows down, but Adams is still in control. Adams picks Kaos up with a gorilla press and just holds him over his head before dropping him into a gutbuster. Rage attacks Adams from the apron behind the back of Charles Robinson and then Kaos hits Adams with a clothesline and pins him for a tow count. Kaos uses a side suplex and Rage climbs the top rope. Adams knocks Rage to the turnbuckle and then throws him down to the mat. Rage rolls out of the ring as Adams uses a tilt-a-whirl slam to set up the winning pin. Rage gets back in the ring and Adams hits him with a tilt-a-whirl slam and pins him and Robinson makes a three count on him as well.

After a commercial, Konnan is in the ring and tells Juventud Guerrera he found someone for Guerrera to face. If Guerrera can beat this mystery man he can then have a match with Konnan. Guerrera comes out to the ring and Konnan points towards the entrance way again. Mickie Jay is unsure of what to do as all three men look back towards the entrance. Scott Norton comes out of the back and Guerrera looks a little worried in the ring. Guerrera tries to attack Norton before he can get in the ring, but Norton shrugs it off and takes control of Guerrera. They move into the ring and Guerrera hits a couple of drop kicks to no avail. He then attempts a springboard move and Norton catches him and hits him with a backbreaker. Norton chops Guerrera across the chest and Guerrera falls to the mat. Norton puts him in a bear hug and then slams him into the corner turnbuckle. Norton then puts him in a full nelson and Guerrera struggles to escape. Norton lets him go and then hits him with a shoulder breaker. He pins Guerrera and gets the three count victory.

Raven and Saturn make their way out to the ring for the next match. Chris Benoit and Diamond Dallas Page tag together as their opponents. Benoit and Saturn begin in the ring. Benoit makes a quick tag and Page holds a small advantage on Saturn. Raven and Saturn move to the floor and Schiavone says the need to go to commercial. When they return, Raven and Saturn are double teaming Page in the ring. Raven gets out of the ring and allows Saturn to continue the assault on Page. After another tag Page and Raven battle back and forth. Page is trying to make a tag but Raven keeps him in the middle of the ring. Raven and Saturn continue to hold Page in the ring while tagging in and out of the match themselves. The fans start chanting Page’s name but even that can’t give Page enough energy to make the tag. Raven and Saturn makes tag after tag to each other. Saturn hits him with a guillotine leg drop and pins Page, but Benoit gets in the ring to break the pin. Saturn misses a moonsault and Page finally makes the tag to Benoit. Raven tags in but Benoit is fresh enough to take on both Raven and Saturn. Benoit hits Raven with a pair of German suplexes, but as he goes for the third one, Raven hits hi with a low blow. Raven goes for a DDT and Benoit counters it into a crippler crossface. Saturn climbs the ropes and Page hits him with a low blow and then diamond cuts him into the ring. He lands on top of Benoit. All four men are down on the mat for a moment and then Benoit and Page get to their feet. They exchange blows with one another as Nick Patrick is unsure what to do. They move outside the ring while Saturn and Raven are both down in the ring. Page and Benoit battle down the aisle way and Nick Patrick calls for the bell as the match ends in a count out.

After another commercial, Gene Okerlund is back live at Duke University. He walks through the crowd where the Nitro Girls are serving free Domino’s pizza. Okerlund takes a piece for himself and sends it over to the rest of the Nitro Girls who are performing on the platform. Schiavone says the hottest things across college campuses are March Madness and WCW Monday Nitro.

Konnan then makes his way to the ring with Vincent. The British Bulldog comes out second. Mark Curtis is the third man in the ring as the action starts. British Bulldog puts Konnan in a chinlock that takes a lot out of Konnan before he finally gets out of it. Konnan slowly works his way back into the match, but British Bulldog powerslams Konnan and pins him for the win. Konnan slides out of the ring after holding his head briefly.

Ric Flair makes his entrance to join Mike Tenay in the ring. Tenay asks Flair about Hennig slamming his head in the steel cage here in Winston-Salem. Flair says tonight in just a few moments they are going to bring Curt Hennig down the aisle. He says tonight when he gets through with Curt Hennig he will be Carolina dreaming.

Disco Inferno dances out to the ring next. Chris Jericho makes his entrance wearing the mask of Juventud Guerrera. Scott Dickson calls for the bell and Jericho and Disco Inferno both get off to a fast start. Disco Inferno throws Jericho over the top rope and Schiavone reminds everyone as announced on Thunder that move is no longer illegal. The action resumes in the ring and Jericho drops Disco Inferno across the top rope. Disco Inferno hits Jericho with a spinebuster and then an atomic drop. Disco Inferno kicks Jericho in the corner of the ring and then hits his swinging neckbreaker. He pins Jericho but only gets a two count. Jericho lands a back breaker and then puts Disco Inferno in the liontamer to win the match.

Gene Okerlund is back at Duke University, He says these students have exams starting tomorrow but come Friday it is all a party for Spring Break. Chavo Guerrero Jr. makes his entrance as he challenges Booker T for the TV title. Eddie Guerrero is in the ring as well and watches the match from ringside. The bell rings and Booker T and Chavo move outside the ring. Eddie appears to be cheering Chavo on during the match. Nick Patrick warns Eddie to stay out of the match. Booker T hits Chavo with a missile drop kick and pins Chavo to earn a pinfall victory.Eddie gets in the ring and looks at Chavo with disappointment. He picks Chavo up off the mat and then hits him with a vertical suplex.

Rick Rude leads Curt Hennig to the ring for his match with Ric Flair. Once they are to the ring, Flair makes his grand entrance. Flair says this match is going to be for every Horseman that every walked the aisle. Mark Curtis signals for the bell and they lock up. Hennig gets the early upper hand and the announcers argue over who the most famous wrestler from Minnesota is, Hennig or Flair. Flair comes back with his signature chops. Flair goes outside to grab a chair and hangs Hennig upside down in the corner when he returns to the ring. He places the chair across Hennig’s face, but before he can do anything Konnan, Vincent, and Rude enter the ring and attack Flair. Curtis calls for the ring and it rings nonstop while the NWO continue to attack Flair. The bell is still ringing when Bret Hart enters the ring. Hart throws Hennig out of the ring and Nitro goes to commercial.

Scott Steiner and Scott Norton make their entrance for the next match. Rick Steiner and Lex Luger walk out with Ted DiBiase. Norton and Rick Steiner get the match started. Rick tosses Norton around the ring and then calls out his brother. Scott Steiner backs up off the apron and Rick tags Luger into the match. Scott Steiner tags in once Luger is in the match and they exchange blows. Luger tags Rick into the match and Scott sprints to a make a tag to Norton. Norton drops Rick to the mat and tags Scott into the ring. Scott continues to beat down Rick. Rick finally makes a comeback and as he gets to his feet, Scott runs to tag Norton back into the match. Rick gets the better of Norton in the ring and goes to the top rope. Scott knocks Rick off the ropes and Luger runs over and chases Scott all the way up the aisle way. They battle into the back and Rick and Norton follow them. The match ends in a double count out

Eric Bischoff leads Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash to the ring for the main event. Schiavone points out how similar this is to the three on three match that ultimately started the NWO. Miss Elizabeth walks Sting and Randy Savage to the ring with The Giant following behind them. The Giant is in a t-shirt and jeans and still wearing a neck brace. All six men are in the ring battling and Charles Robinson calls for the bell to start the match. Hogan and Savage quickly move outside the ring while Sting gets the better of Hall in the ring and The Giant forces Nash outside the ring. Sting and Hogan are in the ring together as the rest of the wrestler go to their corners for a traditional tag match setting. Sting hits Hogan with an atomic drop and has the upper hand on Hogan. Hogan pokes Sting in the eyes and makes a comeback. Sting tags The Giant into the match and Hogan quickly falls back into his corner to make a tag. Kevin Nash enters the ring and stares across the ring at The Giant. Hogan and Hall enter the ring and attack The Giant from behind. He turns around and puts them both in a bear hug at the same time. The NWO guys start making quick tags against The Giant. They all target the neck of The Giant. Hogan rips his neck brace off and all three of them start pounding on his neck. The Giant tosses all three men off of him and then stumbles towards his corner. Hall grabs his leg and The Giant drags him across the mat and tags Savage into the match. The Giant chases Nash outside the ring and Nash runs into the back. Savage and Hogan battle in the ring as The Giant makes his way into the back as well. Sting and Hall enter the ring and all four men are going at it. Sting and Savage seem to have the upper hand. Savage scoop slams Hogan and Sting forces Hall out of the ring. Charles Robinson tries to stop Sting and Hall on the floor while Savage stalks Hogan in the ring. Miss Elizabeth tries to get Savage’s attention before the new mystery member of the NWO hits him from behind. After the attack, Hogan pins Savage for the win. Nitro ends with Sting checking on Savage down in the ring.

Match Results:

The Cat def Damien

Sick Boy def Lenny Lane

Dean Malenko def Kidman

Brian Adams def Kaos

Scott Norton def Juventud Guerrera

British Bulldog def Konnan

Chris Jericho def Disco Inferno

Ric Flair def Curt Hennig by DQ

Rick Steiner/Lex Luger vs Scott Steiner/Scott Norton Double Count Out

Hollywood Hulk Hogan/Scott Hall/Kevin Nash def Sting/Randy Savage/The Giant

WCW Thunder March 5 1998

WCW Thunder begins with the NWO style video of Randy Savage being awarded the Harvard Lampoon’s Real Man of the Year award. He says he knows he can save the NWO and Hollywood’s time is over. He says the pecking order has officially changed. Tony Schiavone then welcomes everyone live to WCW Thunder from Columbus, Ohio. Bobby Heenan and Lee Marshall join him at the announce table. Schiavone says Diamond Dallas Page will defend his U.S. title tonight. Before he can get any farther, the NWO music cuts him off. Eric Bischoff and Hollywood Hogan lead the NWO to the ring. Bischoff says a real man would admit he has been walking in Hogan’s shadow his entire career just like Savage has been doing. He asks Hogan how he could stand Savage all these years. Hogan tells him it is clear the NWO worships the ground he walks on. Hogan says Scott Hall will take care of Sting at Uncensored, and he suggests J.J. Dillon finds him another opponent because Savage won’t even be able to make it to the building after the beating he gave him. Brian Adams cuts him off and tells Hogan he doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone. Adams asks Hogan for a favor. He says it would be an honor to be able to give Hogan then night off and take his match against Randy Savage tonight if Savage does actually show up. Hogan says Savage doesn’t want anything to do with the NWO and Thunder goes to commercial.

After the commercial break, the NWO music begins playing again. This time, Vincent comes out of the back. Bill Goldberg walks to the ring and the announcers say Goldberg is known worldwide now and has done it probably quicker than anyone else. Heenan again say she is going to find out how many matches Goldberg has won now. Almost before Hennan can get the sentence out of his mouth, Goldberg hits Vincent with a jackhammer and pins him for the win.

Prince Iaukea makes his entrance for the second match of the night. Eddie Guerrero comes out for his first singles match in a couple of weeks after tagging with Chris Jericho lately. Prince Iaukea takes the early advantage over Guerrero. Guerrero rolls outside to catch his breath and Iaukea hits him with a somersault senton on the floor. They move back into the ring and Guerrero hits Iaukea with a drop kick to the knee. Guerrero quickly targets the leg of Iaukea. Guerrero drops Iaukea to the mat and then goes to the ropes. He hits a top rope frog splash and covers Iaukea for the win.

After a commercial break, Kimberly says the Nitro Girls and Mean Gene Okerlund will be at Duke University this upcoming Monday. Spice and Fire add in that you don’t want to miss this Nitro party and they want to see if Duke can top the Nitro Party at the University of Tennessee.

El Dandy makes his entrance for the next match. Juventud Guerrera comes out second. Bobby Heenan says he talked to Konnan and Konnan told him in Mexico Guerrera is known as a coward now without his mask. Marshall does not believe Konnan. Guerrera knocks El Dandy out of the ring and then hits a suicide dive over the top rope. When they get back in the ring, El Dandy controls the pace of the action. Guerrera hits a DDT that levels the playing field. Guerrero slams El Dandy to the mat and then goes to the top rope for a 450 splash. He lands it and covers El Dandy for the win. Konnan storms to the ring after the bell. Konnan tells him he has lost the respect of all the Latinos. Guerrera tells him he is ready anytime anywhere.

Randy Savage enters the ring next. He says the first thing he wants to do is call the two idiots, Brian Adams the big stooge and Hollywood Hulk Hogan to the ring. He says he isn’t leaving until they come to the ring. Adams and Hogan walk out of the back and Bischoff joins them. They stop on the entrance ramp. Savage says half the guys in the NWO are shaking Hogan’s hand and smiling to his face but want to stab in the back at the drop of a hat. He says his phone is ringing off the hook because Hogans so called loyal friends want to band together to get Hogan out of the NWO. Savage then address Adams. He says Adams is betting his career on Hollywood Hogan and he will take that bet. Savage says after he beats Brian Adams he wants Hogan in the match tonight. Adams, Hogan, and Bischoff all begin laughing. Hogan tells him after Uncensored his new career will be a comedian.

They show a video promo of Lex Luger challenging Scott Steiner. They show clips of Steiner joining the NWO and celebrating with them. Back live on Thunder, the NWO music is playing once again. This time it is Scott Steiner making his way to the ring. Steiner gets in the ring where Chase Tatum is waiting for him. Mark Curtis calls for the opening bell and Steiner quickly asserts his dominance. Steiner throws Tatum out of the ring and then attacks him out on the floor. Steiner forces him back in the ring and hits him with a double underhook slam. He then puts him in the Steiner recliner and Tatum taps out to end the match.

Curt Hennig and Rick Rude walk out to the NWO music next. Jim Neidhart comes out second. Hennig steps out of the ring shortly after the match begins to confer with Rude. He gets back in the ring and Neidhart slams him to the mat prompting Hennig to rolls out of the ring again. The announcers say Hennig and Rude are long time childhood friends and when you had to fight one you always had to fight they other that’s just how they worked. Hennig again returns to the ring and again Neidhart takes the upper hand. Rude unchains the steel steps from the ring post while Neidhart continues to control Hennig. Rude then takes a 2×4 and hits Neidhart from behind with it behind Mickie Jay’s back. Hennig hits the Hennigplex and pins Neidhart to win a match that he found himself on the losing end of for most of the match. Rude and Hennig double team Neidhart in the ring until the British Bulldog gets in the ring.

After a commercial break, Raven gets in the ring. He sits in the corner and Mike Tenay attempts to interview him. He asks him about Diamond Dallas Page and Raven begins a poetic type story that doesn’t answer the question. Raven finally says he helped Page when nobody else would. He says Page went on to fame and glory and Page forgot about Raven. He says if one is scarred bad enough one no longer feels the pain. He says he will win the U.S. title tonight. Tenay asks him if he does win the belt if he will put it on the line during his triple threat match at Uncensored and Raven says absolutely not.

Tenay then sets up a special video about WCW Cruiserweight champion Chris Jericho. The video consists of Jericho saying he knows the fans like him and they always cheer him. It then cuts to footage from event crowds with anti Jericho signs and the fans booing him in the ring. Once the video ends, Jericho makes his way to the ring. He still has Juventud Guerrera’s mask hanging around his neck. He gets in the ring and says Dean Malenko is known as the man of a thousand holds but last night he thought of all they moves he knows and it’s one thousand and four which means he has four more ways to beat him. Ciclope’s music cuts him off and Ciclope walks out to the ring. The two men are slow to engage but when they do Jericho holds a slight advantage. Jericho finds a way to put Ciclope into the liontamer and wins a match without much action either way. Jericho does not release the hold after the bell and Dean Malenko walks out to the ring. He grabs Jericho by the hair from behind and then drops him to the mat. He puts Jericho in the Texas cloverleaf and Jericho instantly starts tapping the mat. Nick Patrick tries to get Malenko to break the hold as Thunder goes to commercial.

Scott Norton and The Renegade do battle next. Norton controls the action right from the opening bell. Norton continues to beat down The Renegade. The crowd gets very loud as the see The Giant walking to the ring. He gets in the ring and hits Norton hits a headbutt. He jackknife powerbombs Norton in the middle of the ring and Charles Robinson calls for the bell. The Renegade questions what The Giant is doing and The Giant chokeslams him. Doug Dellinger leads a group of police officers to the ring. The Giant grabs a microphone and says he hopes Nash is propped up in bed watching from home. He says they both have bad necks now so they are even. He gets out of the ring and instead of hand cuffs they pull out chains and pad lock chains around his wrists.

Raven walks to the ring for his match with Diamond Dallas Page. Raven tells Page he will give him one more chance to beg for forgiveness. He reminds Page this is a Raven’s Rules match which means there are no rules. Page’s music hits and Page walks to the ring with the U.S. title belt around his waist. Page gets in the ring and says Raven’s Rules means no rules but Page Rules means no referee. He tells Nick Patrick to hit the road and Patrick leaves the ring. The opening bell sounds and they quickly move outside the ring. They battle up the aisle way and continue battling into the back. Chris Benoit comes out and sends the action back towards the ring. All three men exchange blows between one another. The move all the way back to the ring and all three men take turns teaming up on the other. They get into the ring and Benoit misses a diving headbutt on Raven. Page picks Raven up off the mat until he gets attacked from behind by someone Tony Schiavone cannot identify. The mystery man they attacks Benoit and Saturn enters the ring. He puts the rings of Saturn on Benoit and Raven hits DDP with an evenflow DDT, Hammer carries a section of a guardrail to the ring and Raven hits an evenflow on both Benoit and Page into the guardrail. Schiavone says the mystery man must be a member of Raven’s Flock since he is helping Raven, Thunder goes to commercial with the Flock members in the ring standing over Benoit and Page.

Hollywood Hulk Hogan walks to the ring with Brian Adams for the main event of the night. The NWO music just continues playing for Randy Savage to walk out second. Miss Elizabeth leads him to the ring. Savage gets in the ring and says some of what Hogan said earlier holds some merit. He says not only was Miss Elizabeth at one time his wife and not only was she and she still is his manager. He says she was also Hogan’s manager at one time so he asks her who the real man is. Miss Elizabeth says there is only one real man and that is Randy Savage. Hogan gets very worked up and then Savage tells Hogan if he wants to know who the real man is he needs to ask his wife. Hogan and Adams both try to attack Savage and Savage handles both of them. Savage forces both of them to the floor and continues to handle both of them. Savage takes off Hogan’s belt and begins whipping both Hogan and Adams with it. Savage rolls Hogan into the ring but Adams attacks him from behind. Miss Elizabeth gets in the ring and gouges Adams eyes. Hogan gets to his feet and corners Miss Elizabeth, but Savage recovers and stops him. Savage tosses Adams out of the ring and stands over top of Hogan. The mystery NWO member slides into the ring and hits Savage from behind. Mickie Jay calls for the bell to end the match The mystery man hits Savage with a neckbreaker Scott Steiner gets in the ring followed by more members of the NWO. Miss Elizabeth pleads for them to stop from ringside. They continue to dominate Savage until Sting runs to the ring with a baseball bat. The NWO members quickly jump out of the ring. Thunder ends with Sting, Savage, and Miss Elizabeth in the ring.

Match Results:

Bill Goldberg def Vincent

Eddie Guerrero def Prince Iaukea

Juventud Guerrera def El Dandy

Scott Steiner def Chase Tatum

Curt Hennig def Jim Neidhart

Chris Jericho def Ciclope

The Renegade def Scott Norton by DQ

Randy Savage def Brian Adams by DQ

WCW Monday Nitro March 2 1998

Nitro begins with a replay from a week ago. The NWO spray painted Randy Savage in the ring until Lex Luger ran out with a chair. Tony Schiavone then says March 2nd 1998 might go down as one of the biggest night in wrestling. He welcomes everyone live to Philadelphia. He reminds everyone the NWO has been a major part of wrestling since May of 1996 but tonight the ware within the NWO goes center stage. A limousine pulls up outside the building and NWO members begin getting out of it. Eric Bischoff and Hollywood Hulk Hogan lead them into the building. Hogan and Scott Hall will team together later tonight to face Sting and Randy Savage. Savage is noticeably missing as the group walks into the building.

Raven’s Flock walk out of the back for the opening match of the night. Scotty Riggs will be taking on Chris Benoit. As Benoit gets in the ring he immediately takes control of the match. They move outside the ring and Benoit attacks Lodi on the floor This allows Riggs to recover and get back into the match. Riggs rolls Benoit back into the ring and covers him but only gets a two count. Riggs hits Benoit with a clothesline and pins him again but again only gets a two count. Benoit lands a series of German suplexes on Riggs and then puts him in the crippler crossface to win the match by submission.

After a commercial break, Schiavone is with Mike Tenay and Larry Zbyszko at the announce table. They discuss the upcoming cage match between Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan. They then show footage of Randy Savage receiving his Real Man of the Year award from Harvard University. As the award footage ends, Hogan and Bischoff walk out to the ring. Hogan says everyone knows Savage is a piece of crap and him being the man of the year is a joke because he couldn’t even keep his marriage together. He says everyone also knows he can beat Sting. They end their spiel by saying him and Hall will take care of Savage and Sting tonight.

They return from commercial with Gene Okerlund live from St. Joseph’s University for a WCW Monday Nitro party. The Nitro Girls are there as well and do a dance routine on a platform in the middle of the crowd. Back in the arena, Chavo Guerrero Jr. makes his entrance. Juventud Guerrera walks to the ring for the first time without his mask after losing to Chris Jericho at SuperBrawl. They exchange moves and holds after the opening bell. Neither of them make any progress and they break from each other to start over and try again. Guerrero seems to take a slight advantage. Guerrera makes a comeback with back to back missile drop kicks. Guerrera pins Guerrero but only gets a two count. Guerrera hits Guerrero with the Juvidriver and then hits his 450 splash before pinning him for the win. Schiavone says this must be one of the greatest wins of Guerrera’s career as they go to commercial.

Okerlund is back at the live Nitro party and says you can call the hotline tonight to hear about both the NWO and WCW. When they move back to Nitro, Psychosis makes his way to the ring. Prince Iaukea comes out second for the next match of the night. Psychosis holds a slim advantage in the match. Psychosis hits a top rope frankensteiner and pins him but only gets a two count. Psychosis scoop slams him and goes to the top rope. He hits a guillotine leg drop and pins him again, but he pulls Iaukea off the mat before the three count. Psychosis then attempts a forward roll off the rope rope, but Prince Iaukea counters it into a pin attempt of his own and wins the match.

Raven enters the ring after a commercial break. Disco Inferno dances out to the ring next. Mickie Jay calls for the bell and Disco Inferno gets off to a very fast start. They move outside the ring and Disco Inferno continues to control the action. Raven rebounds enough to throw a chair into the ring. He sets it up and then pulls Disco Inferno into the ring. He attempts to throw Disco Inferno into the chair, but Disco Inferno counters it and throws Raven face first into the chair. He then starts choking Raven with the tape around his wrist. Raven battles back and uses a drop toe hold to send Disco Inferno into the chair and then hits him with a DDT. Raven covers Disco Inferno to win the match.

Jimmy Hart leads the team of The Barbarian and Hugh Morrus to the ring as they carry a table. Public Enemy is the second team to the match and they carry a table as well. Nick Patrick calls for the bell and all four men begin battling. Jimmy Hart finds himself in the ring with Public Enemy but gets away from them. The Barbarian takes Johnny grunge to the mat and Hart takes his belt off to use as a weapon on Grunge. Morrus and Rocko Rock battle on the floor. Schiavone announces this match has been made a Philadelphia Street Fight where anything goes. All four men and Hart are in the ring. Grunge places Hart on the table. The Barbarian pulls him off the table just as Morrus superplexes Rock off the ropes and through the table. Nick Patrick tosses the broken table out of the ring. Public Enemy battles back and they put Morrus on the table. The table cracks in half as Morrus lays on it and Rocko Rock jumps off the ropes and puts Morrus through the table the rest of the way before pinning him for the win.

After the match, Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth make their way to the ring. Savage calls Hogan pathetic and says he has been carrying Hogan all these years. He tells Hogan without the NWO he wouldn’t have a life. He says for one night only him and Sting are going to do business and it will be his way. That’s the only way they could get the two cowards in the ring. Sting walks to the ring next. Sting gets in the ring and address Scott Hall. He says the survey says Scott Hall is dad. Sting he doesn’t forgive or forget and tonight they will do business but he only does business one way and that’s his way. He walks out of the ring as Savage and Miss Elizabeth are left in the ring and Nitro goes to commercial.

Bill Goldberg makes his entrance after the break. Sick Boy is in the ring and Goldberg takes control of the match as soon as Nick Patrick calls for the bell. Goldberg shrugs off the few offensive moves Sick Boy does land. Goldberg finally hits the spear to set up the jackhammer and winning pin.

After the match, Tony Schiavone says they have a world premiere next. Stuck Mojo’s Rising music video starts Diamond Dallas Page. Raven’s Flock crashed the party and interacted with the fans. Diamond Dallas Page clears house in the end. Back on Nitro, Mike Tenay is in the ring and Diamond Dallas Page walks out to join him. He says Raven is nothing but a crybaby who hides behind his Flock and doesn’t like to be responsible for his actions. Page tells Raven he will get banged on Thursday.

After a commercial break, Hammer gets in the ring takes the microphone from David Penzer. He calls Page’s name over and over. He says if he hasn’t left the building yet to fly to MTV to make another music video then he knows he will hear this. Just then Page’s music hits and Page walks down the stands through the crowd. Page gets int he ring and Charles Robinson calls for the bell and a match begins. Hammer tosses Page around the ring. Page counters a move into the diamond cutter, but before he can pin Hammer, Raven enters the ring. Raven attacks Page from behind and gets the better of Page until Chris Benoit runs out. He lands a series of German suplexes on Raven and then holds him for Page to hit. As Page swings, Raven moves and he hits Benoit instead. Benoit returns a punch and Page and Benoit start going at it. All three men are battling as Nitro goes to commercial.

Gene Okerlund and the Nitro Girls are at St, Joseph’s again. Okerlund says they will be at Duke next week and then on the beach for spring break. Back in the arena, Mike Tenay is on the entrance ramp and welcomes Bret Hart to join him. Tenay asks Hart about Curt Hennig’s comments last week. Hart says he has realized the whole group of the NWO is a bunch of liars and cheaters. He says he didn’t come to the WCW to make money but to make a difference. He says Curt Hennig’s dad never beat his dead just like Hennig won’t beat him. Tenay then says Hart will make his in ring Nitro debut against Brian Adams.

Scott Norton walks to the ring as Schiavone welcomes Bobby Heenan to the announce table. The British Bulldog makes his entrance second for the next match of the night. Mickie Jay calls for the bell and the two men lock up in the ring. The British Bulldog scoop slams Norton. He follows it with a powerslam and seems to be in control of the action. Norton clotheslines the British Bulldog over the top rope and catches his breath. He follows him out of the ring an goes for a powerbomb on the floor. Mickie Jay attempts to stop Norton an Norton shoves him to the ground. Jay gets up an calls for the bell. Norton and the British Bulldog continue to battle up the aisle way as Nitro goes to commercial.

After the break, the announcers again discus the importance of the main event tonight. Konnan comes out to the ring and tells everyone he got Juventud Guerrera his job here and he repaid Konnan by losing his mask. He just considers him a punk now. Mike Tenay confirms Konnan was the man that brought Guerrera to WCW. Super Calo comes out of the back for their scheduled match. They trade a lot of quick moves once the match begins. Tenay announces there will be a triple jeopardy bought between Diamond Dallas Page, Chris Benoit, and Raven at Uncensored. Super Calo hits Konnan with a missile drop kick off the top rope and then pins him for a two count. Konnan responds with a cradle DDT and then puts Super Calo in the tequila sunrise and wins the match by submission. Once the bell rings. Konnan attempts to unmask Super Calo until Juventud Guerrera runs out and stops him. Konnan tells Guerrera he can have a match next week and if he is lucky an audition for the Nitro Girls as well.

They show a replay from two weeks ago where Brian Adams appeared to be on Bret Hart’s side before quickly turning on him an joining the NWO on Nitro. Ric Flair came out to help Hart and the two of them dismantled the NWO in the ring. Mike Tenay is then live in the ring and introduces Ric Flair. Flair gets in the ring and asks why Mean Gene is at the party at St. Joseph’s and he is not. He goes on to say he is in the building because he wants to see the main event tonight. Curt Hennig and Rick Rude make their way to the ring. Hennig says if Flair is a 13 time winner that means he is a 14 time loser. Flair challenges Hennig to get in the ring with him and he goes. The two men quickly start to battle with Flair holing the upper hand. Hennig flips the scrip an begins to dictate the action himself. Flair lands a low blow that stops Hennig. Flair goes for the figure four an Rick Rude enters the ring to stop him. Hennig hits him with a Hennigplex and then bridges into a pin attempt and Rude gets on the mat to make a three count. Rude and Hennig continues to beat up Flair. The crowd erupts when they see Bret Hart running out to the ring. Hennig and Rude quickly retreat as Nitro goes to commercial.

When they return, Tony Schiavone welcomes everyone to the third hour. He then sends it back to Gene Okerlund at the live Nitro Party. The Nitro Girls are dancing with the crowd. Okerlund runs down where the Nitro parties will be over the next few weeks. Back in the arena, the NWO music starts playing. Scott Steiner comes out of the back by himself. Hacksaw Jim Duggan walks out to the ring carrying a 2×4 and the American flag. Scott Steiner attacks Duggan from behind and the match begins. Duggan throws Steiner out of the ring and the two men seems to be back on a level playing field. When Steiner returns to the ring, Duggan scoop slams him, but cannot take advantage of the move. Steiner quickly takes control of the match. but Duggan keeps come back for more. They move outside the ring and Steiner continues to control the action, but cannot put Duggan away for good. They get back in the ring and Steiner puts Duggan in camel clutch type move and wins the match by submission. Heenan says Steiner told him the move is called the Steiner recliner.

Eddie Guerrero and Chris Jericho make their way to the ring for their tag team match. Booker T and Dean Malenko come out second. Jericho takes a microphone and again says he wants WCW Monday Nitro to be called WCW Monday Jericho. He says his first guest is Eddie Guerrero and after they watch them they won’t want to watch anybody else. Schiavone says he can see wrestlers starting to congregate in the back getting ready for the main event. Jericho and Booker T get the match started. Jericho has Juventud Guerrera’s mask around his neck. Tenay says when you win a mask match you do assume control of the mask, but Jericho is taking it to the extreme by wearing it as a trophy. Jericho and Guerrero step out of the ring to regroup. Guerrero gets back into the ring with Booker T and Guerrero takes small advantage over him. All four men enter the ring and Jericho and Guerrero get the better of Booker T and Malenko. Malenko and Jericho battle outside the ring and Guerrero misses a top rope move on Booker T in the ring. Booker T tosses Guerrero over the top rope and the announcers remind everyone that is no longer a disqualification. Malenko and Jericho move back into the ring and Malenko puts Jericho in the Texas cloverleaf to win the match.

NWO members walk to the ring after a commercial break. Scott Steiner tells everyone that not only did they get to see him wrestle tonight, but they will also get to see his brother Rick get inducted to the NWO. He says Rick has finally realized it was best for them both to be in the NWO. Kevin Nash welcomes Rick out to the ring as Dusty Rhodes holds a t-shirt for him. Rick walks out of the back with Ted DiBiase. Rick gets in the ring and celebrates with the NWO members. Nash says when you get an NWO shirt from an NWO member you become family. Nash hands Rick the shirt and raises his hand. Steiner throws the shirt in the face of Nash and then attacks the NWO members before staring at his brother. Nash, Buff Bagwell, Konnan, and Scott out number him and continue to beat him up in the ring. Nash goes for the jackknife powerbomb and Rick uses a back body drop to get out of the move. The Giant enters the ring in a neck brace and the NWO gets out of the ring except for Nash. The Giant hits Nash with a headbutt and then hits Nash with a jackknife powerbomb. The Giant favors his neck after the move. They show a replay of the powerbomb as they go to commercial.

When they return from break, they show security guards trying to handcuff The Giant for using the powerbomb. They could not get the handcuffs to fit on him, so he simply walked away from them. Tony Schiavone says he is sure there will be a fine coming for the powerbomb but who cares. He also said anyone in the WCW would be likely to help pay the fine.

Brian Adams walks to the ring ahead of his match with Bret Hart. Hart walks out second making his in ring WCW Monday Nitro debut. As soon as Hart gets in the ring, Adams attacks him. He gorilla press slams him to the mat before Hart can even take his jacket off. Hart rolls out of the ring and Adams follows him to the floor. Adams bounces Hart head first off the guardrail. Hart makes a comeback by slamming Adams head first into the steel steps and then rolling him back into the ring. Hart goes for the sharpshooter, but Adams reaches the ropes before Hart can put the hold on him. Adams catches a second wind once he gets to his feet. He hits Hart with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Adams takes the top turnbuckle padding off exposing the steel bolt. He then attempts to slam Hart into the exposed turnbuckle, but Hart blocks it and slams Adams into it instead. Hart puts him in the sharpshooter and Curt Hennig runs into the ring Hart lets go of the sharpshooter to focus on Hennig. They move outside the ring and battle after Scott Dickinson called for the bell to end the match. Hart and Hennig battle up the aisle way and Adams suplexes Hart from behind as Nitro goes to commercial.

Michael Buffer is in the ring for the main event. He introduces the team of Scott Hall and Hollywood Hulk Hogan first. Eric Bischoff walks out to the ring with them. Next he introduces Sting and Randy Savage. Miss Elizabeth walks to the ring with them. Before Buffer can complete their introductions, Sting and Savage get in the ring and they all start to battle. Buffer quickly escapes the ring and simply says let the match being. They all move to the floor and Sting uses a chair on Hogan. They move into the ring as Savage and Hall battle in the aisle way. Sting takes Hogan’s weight belt off and start whipping him with it. Savage and Hall move into the ring as well. Sting and Savage are in control of the match as Savage takes the belt and whips Hall with it before using it to choke Hall. Hogan goes to the floor with Bischoff while Sting and Savage are in the ring with Hall. Somehow after all of the brawling, a traditional tag match naturally gets started with Savage and Hall in the ring. Savage and Sting make quick tags in and out while holding Hall in the ring. Sting pins Hall but only gets a two count. Sting gets to his feet and knocks Hogan off the apron. Savage goes and attacks him on the floor. Savage tags back into the match and continues to hold the upper hand on Hall. Hogan hits Savage from behind with a spray paint can behind the back of Charles Robinson. Hogan and Hall are able to take the upper hand after the use of the illegal object. Hogan and Hall double team Savage in the ring before Hall uses a fallaway slam. He pins Savage with his feet on the ropes, but only gets a two count. It is now Hogan and Hall using quick tags. Hogan scoop slams Savage, but misses the following leg drop attempt. Savage tags Sting into the match and Sting quickly hits a pair of stinger splashes. Sting puts Hogan in the scorpion death drop as Savage prevents Hall from stopping it. Savage scoop slams Hall and goes to the ropes. As Savage climbs the ropes, NWO members enter the ring and attack Sting. Charles Robinson calls for the bell to end the match. The mystery NWO man from last week enters the ring to roll Hogan out of the ring. The announcers say it looks like the mystery man came out specifically to protect Hogan. Diamond Dallas Page and The Giant both come out to help the WCW side. Nitro ends with Sting. Savage, Page, and The Giant in the ring.

Match Results:

Chris Benoit def Scotty Riggs

Juventud Guerrera def Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Prince Iaukea def Psychosis

Raven def Disco Inferno

Public Enemy def Hugh Morrus/The Barbarian

Bill Goldberg def Sick Boy

Diamond Dallas Page def Hammer by DQ

British Bulldog def Scott Norton by DQ

Konnan def Super Calo

Scott Steiner def Hacksaw Jim Duggan

Dean Malenko/Booker T def Chris Jericho/Eddie Guerrero

Bret Hart def Brian Adams by DQ

WCW Thunder February 26 1998

Thunder comes live from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Tony Schiavone runs down some of the matches for the night and is then joined by Bobby Heenan and Lee Marshall at the announce table. Schiavone recaps Scott Steiner turning on his brother Rick at SuperBrawl and joining the New World Order. Marshall says he spoke to Scott about it and he told him he still loves his brother and will convince him to join the New World Order.

Chris Jericho and Eddie Guerrero walk to the ring first for the opening tag team match of the night. Booker T teams with Dean Malenko as their opponents. Shortly after the match begins, Thunder goes to commercial. When they return, Guerrero and Malenko are in the ring. Guerrero sends Malenko outside the ring and Jericho takes a few cheap shots on him before rolling him back into the ring. Guerrero pins him, but Malenko gets his foot on the bottom rope. Schiavone says they understand there will no longer by an over the top rope disqualification. He says he believes it is because of the war between the NWO and WCW. Jericho tags into the match and continues to hold an advantage over Benoit. As Jericho tags out of the match, Malenko finally makes a tag to Booker T, who enters the ring and tosses Guerrero around. Booker T hits him with a Harlem sidekick and pins him. Jericho runs into the ring to break the count and Booker T moves. Jericho hits an elbow drop on Guerrero. Booker T hits a scissors kick and pins Guerrero again. Jericho breaks the pin with a top rope move across the ring. Malenko puts Jericho in the Texas Cloverleaf as Guerrero hits a frog splash and pins Booker T for the win.

Mike Tenay is in the ring and introduces Diamond Dallas Page. Page walks out with the U.S. title around his waist. Tenay brings up Chris Benoit and Page calls him a wild wolverine. He says him and Benoit both think Raven is a piece of garbage. Tenay asks him about his match with Benoit later tonight. As Page begins to answer him, Raven starts talking and comes out of the back with the rest of the Flock. Raven asks Page about his title shot. Page tells him to come in the ring and get it. Raven says no but he wants to be in the main event next Thursday. Tenay says the main event next week will be Diamond Dallas Page and Raven. Page leaves through the crowd as David Penzer introduces the next match.

Brad Armstrong and Fit Finley square off with Nick Patrick as the referee. Finley and Armstrong trade heavy blows back and forth. The announcers discuss what Scott Steiner did at SuperBrawl as well as the history making night Sting and the rest of the WCW had at SuperBrawl. Finley takes the upper hand in the match. Armstrong fights back with a boot to the face followed by a top rope cross body black. Armstrong pins him but only gets a two count. Finley gets up and hits a piledriver before the winning pin.

Dave Taylor comes out for the next match of the night. The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith comes out next. Marshall reminds everyone that Smith broke Steve McMichael’s arm. The match begins right at the opening bell. Taylor drops Smith to the mat and takes a moment to gloat in the ring. Taylor hits him with a vertical suplex. The British Bulldog makes a comeback with a vertical suplex of his own. He hits a running slam and pins Taylor for the win in a quick match.

Mike Tenay is on the entrance ramp as Thunder comes back from commercial. Curt Hennig comes out and discusses his disappointment in Bret Hart for joining the WCW instead of the NWO. Hennig says Hart’s father could not beat his father so why does Bret think he could beat him. Hennig says he knows his match with Jim Neidhart is Bret’s way of trying to get rid of him. He says it takes Hart a lot of guts to call him the best when Hennig himself is the greatest athlete.

Rick Fuller walks to the ring next. Bill Goldberg comes out of the back and is fired up as the crowd chants his name. Charles Robinson calls for the bell as Bobby Heenan says he is going to ask Mike Tenay how many matches Goldberg has won now. He says Tenay can find anything. Goldberg takes Fuller to the mat with a leg submission move, but Fuller gets to the ropes. Fuller gets up and lands a big boot to the face of Goldberg. Goldberg responds with a spear and then a jackhammer. Goldberber ends the match with a pin in what is a becomming a typical quick match for Goldberg.

La Parka carries a chair to the ring before the next match. Yuji Nagata and Sonny Onoo walk to the ring second. Nick Patrick is in the ring and tells La Parka he needs to lose the chair before the match can begin. La Parka takes his time, but finally drops the chair out of the ring. La Parka quickly takes the upper hand in the match. He grabs the chair from outside the ring and sets it up while Nagata is on the floor. He uses the chair as a launching pad to attack Nagata on the floor. They battle outside the ring before La Parka rolls him back into the ring. Before La Parka moves him completely into the ring he bashes his face off the chair that is sitting against the ring. La Parka then does send him into the ring. He pins Nagata, but Onoo distracts Nick Patrick. Disco Inferno comes out to the ring and pulls Onoo off the apron and hits him with a chartbuster. In the ring, La Parka is holding the chair and Nagata kicks the chair into La Parka’s face. He puts him in the Nagata lock and wins by submission.

Scott Hall walks to the ring to ask Cedar Rapids if they are in the building to see WCW or NWO. The crowd seems to be split, but of course Hall marks it up as an NWO crowd. Hall then brings up his title match with Sting in two weeks. He says over the past two years he has been wrestling every week while Sting has been hiding in the rafters. He says everyone agrees Sting has a great entrance, sometimes he comes through the ring and sometimes he comes from the ceiling. He says at Uncensored Sting is going to have to prove he is better than Scott Hall and he doesn’t think he can do it. Thunder goes to commercial as Hall leaves the ring.

The next wrestler to the ring is Buff Bagwell to introduce the next match. Hennan calls him Buffy Buffer and Bagwell does his best Michael Buffer impression as he introduces Scott Steiner. Bagwell says he is known to the NWO as White Thunder. Steiner gets in the ring and calls out Lex Luger. He questions what the total package means. Steiner recites the beginning of Michigan’s fight song and says it refers to him because Michigan did not want Lex Luger. Steiner and Bagwell mimic the Steiner Brother pose in the ring as Marty Jannetty comes out for his match with Scott Steiner. Jannetty gets in the ring and instantly gets attacked by Steiner. Steiner gorilla press slams him to the mat and then runs him back first into the turnbuckles. Steiner puts Jannetty on the top turnbuckle and then his a frankensteiner from the turnbuckles. Steiner pins him and wins a match where Jannetty did not have any offensive moves.

Curt Hennig makes his entrance after a commercial break. Jim The Anvil Neidhart comes out second. Charles Robinson is the referee for this match. Anvil forces Hennig out of the ring early and then grabs Hennig by the hair and pulls him back up to the apron. Scott Steiner kicks Lee Marshall out of his seat at the announce table and tells Tony Schiavone he needs to stop creating conflict with his brother. He did not turn his back on his brother he turned his back on the WCW. He said he did that with the understanding his brother would come with him. Scott addresses Rick at home because he knows he is watching. Scott tells him he needs to trust him because he has never let him down before. Back in the ring, Neidhart puts Hennig in a choke hold and Vincent enters the ring. Neidhart puts Vincent in the chokehold until Brian Adams enters the ring and attacks Neidhart. The NWO members take charge in the ring with a three to one advantage. The British Bulldog runs out to the ring and the NWO members leave.

They show an NWO paid announcement of Nash mocking The Giant. They show the clip of of Nash dropping The Giant on his head. Back in the arena, Raven enters the ring. Schiavone says The Giant has agreed to wrestle Kevin Nash at Uncensored against the wishes of his doctors. Raven sits in the corner of the ring and says Kevin Nash is not a favorite among the corporate suits of the superstation. He says he is not a favorite either so someone must have had the idea to have Kevin Nash wrestle Raven in a match. Raven says he will face Kevin Nash but it will be Raven’s Rules and tonight it will be battle royal style. Nash makes his entrance as Raven finishes his speech. Before Raven and Nash lock up Raven;s Flock enters the ring. Nash throws them over the top rope one by one while Raven sits in the corner. Hammer gets on the top turnbuckle and hits Nash with a clothesline. Nash gets to his feet and knocks him out of the ring with a big boot. Nash hits Lodi with a jackknife powerbomb and Schiavone says that is now over $3000,000 in fines. Nash hits him with another as the bell starts ringing. Even though this is a no disqualification match against Raven, Nash has seemingly been disqualified for powerbombing Lodi. Doug Dellinger and some police officers walk to the ring. Nash gets out of the ring and puts his hands behind his back to be handcuffed.

Chris Benoit and Diamond Dallas Page do battle in the main event. Nick Patrick is in the ring to call the match. Benoit takes Page to the mat early. They get to their feet and trade moves back and forth. Marshall says he is surprised how closely they are wrestling each other since they both have close range finishing moves. They move outside the ring and Nick Patrick tries to break them up on the floor. They spill over the guardrail into the crowd. They quickly move back to the ring rand Page hits Benoit with a swinging neckbreaker. Benoit responds quickly and hangs Page on the top rope. Benoit continues to slam Page around the ring focusing on his midsection. Benoit slams Page face first in the ring and pins him for a two count. As Benoit gets up, Page is bleeding from the face and the camera pans out to a wide view. Page makes a comeback and clotheslines Benoit to the mat. As both men are down and slow to get up, Raven gets on the apron. Nick Patrick stops his count and tells Raven to leave. Raven instead gets in the ring and hits Page with a drop toe hold. He then kicks Benoit in the back of the head. Patrick calls for the bell and fans start throwing trash into the ring. Raven continues to attack both men until Benoit spears him out of the ring and Page hits a move over the top rope as Schiavone says they are desperately out of time as Thunder ends.

Match Results:

Booker T/Dean Malenko def Eddie Guerrero/Chris Jericho

Fit Finley def Brad Armstrong

Davey Boy Smith def Dave Taylor

Bill Goldberg def Rick Fuller

Yuji Nagata def La Parka

Scott Steiner def Marty Jannetty

Jim Neidhart def Curt Hennig by DQ

Raven def Kevin Nash by DQ

Diamond Dallas Page vs Chris Benoit No Contest

WCW Monday Nitro February 23 1998

Nitro begins with a prerecorded clips from Diamond Dallas Page who is very disappointed that Scott Steiner turned on Rick Steiner. Booker T shares his disappointment as well for selling out. Ric Flair appears in a prerecorded clip expressing the same sentiment. Bret Hart says nobody can relate to what happened to Rick Steiner more than he can and he knows it is a real shame. Tony Schiavone then welcomes everyone live to WCW Monday Nitro from Sacramento. Schiavone exclaims that Sting is the World Heavyweight champion. He then brings up the fact that Scott Steiner turned on his brother Rick and joined the NWO last night at SuperBrawl. Gene Okerlund is in the back and catches Rick Steiner walking into the building. He asks him what’s going on and Rick just looks at him and continues to walk by without saying a word.

Lex Luger is the first wrestler to walk to the ring. His ribs are still heavily wrapped. As soon as he gets in the ring the NWO music starts playing. The music stops and Luger takes a microphone. He says he wants to congratulate Sting for bringing the World title home. He says as always there is a black cloud of the NWO surrounding everything. He brings up one of his best friends, Rick Steiner, who is back there without his brother Scott Steiner right now. He says maybe he can beat some sense into Scott Steiner and tells him to come to the ring right now. Ric Rude walks Curt Hennig to the ring instead. Scott Dickinson calls for the bell and Luger asks where Scott is. Shortly after the match begins, Scott Steiner run out and attacks Luger from behind. His hair is cut short and bleached blonde. He suplexes Luger and continues to beat him down in the ring. Hennig and Rude leave the ring area as Steiner has his way with Luger. Luger makes a comeback with a clothesline and powerslam. Buff Bagwell enters the ring and attacks Luger from behind and the bell starts to ring. Rick Steiner comes out to help Luger. Rick and Scott Steiner go face to face and the rest of the NWO run out with the bell ringing. As they outnumber Luger and Rick Steiner, Sting drops down from the ceiling. The NWO members leave the ring and WCW wrestlers run to the ring to check on Luger and Rick Steiner.

The Nitro Girls are dancing on the entrance ramp after a commercial break. Raven’s Flock walk out of the back as Hammer is in the next match of the night. Diamond Dallas Page makes his entrance next with the U.S. title still around his waist. They lock up in the ring and the action is very slow. Hammer hits Page with a reverse suplex across the top rope. Hammer then jumps off the ropes with a clothesline that takes Page to the mat. Hammer starts to overpower Page with his size advantage. Page makes a comeback with a series of punches and then drops Hammer with a clothesline. He calls for the diamond cutter, but Hammer hits him with a jawbreaker. Hammer goes to the top rope and Page knocks him down to the turnbuckle. Page sets him up for the diamond cutter and hits the move while pulling Hammer off the turnbuckle. He pins him for the win and Raven’s Flock begin to enter the ring. Chris Benoit quickly runs out to help Page and the Flock leave the ring.

A black limousine pulls up outside the building and Eric Bischoff and Hollywood Hulk Hogan get out. It looks like Hogan is talking to someone else in the limo as he gets out, but him and Bischoff storm into the building. Vincent stops Hogan and whispers something into his ear that seems to fire Hogan up even more. Schiavone is with Mike Tenay and Larry Zbyszko at the announce table discussing what they could be so angry about besides not having the title. Hogan and Bischoff then come out of the bake and march to the ring. Bischoff tells the fans to shut up and listen. Hogan is upset that Sting stuck his nose in someone else’s business already tonight. Hogan is upset that Nick Patrick who wasn’t even the referee for the match is who made the quick count according to Hogan. He says everyone knows Patrick is open to taking money. He says tonight Scott Hall, who has waited so patiently, will prove tonight that Sting is not the champion. He says Hall will beat Sting tonight for the belt and then give it back to himself. Hogan then says he was getting ready to beat Sting for the third and final time before Savage hit him from behind with a ten foot crowbar, according to Hogan. He says Uncensored is coming up so he tells Savage to sign his name on the line for a steel cage match. Savage then starts talking standing in the crowd with Miss Elizabeth. Savage says Hogan is not going to kick him out of the NWO because he is going to kick Hogan out of the NWO. He says he likes the idea of a steel cage match with Hogan at Uncensored before disappearing back into the crowd.

Kaz Hayashi makes his WCW Monday Nitro debut next. His debut match is with Ultimo Dragon. Tony Schiavone says The Giant will be in the arena tonight to give an update on his injuries. Hayashi and Ultimo Dragon trade moves to start the match. Ultimo Dragon slowly takes the upper hand in the match. He hits Hayashi with his signature kicks, but Hayashi responds quickly. He knocks Ultimo Dragon out of the ring and then hits a suicide dive type move on Ultimo Dragon on the floor. Hayashi rolls him back into the ring ring and hits him with a backbreaker. He goes to the top rope and lands a moonsault into a pin, but only gets a two count. Ultimo Dragon comes back and they trade moves again. He puts Hayashi on the to turnbuckle and hits a frankensteiner from the ropes. Ultimo Dragon puts him in the dragon sleeper and wins the match by submission.

Gene Okerlund is on the entrance ramp and says Mike Tenay talked with someone who walked out of the building last night with a title belt. He is also going to call him out on his deplorable behavior lately. You can find out who it is and what he had to say by calling into the hotline. He encourages Canadian fans to call in as well.

After a commercial break, they show this week’s Nitro party winner. Raven comes out of the back for his next match. He barely gets off the entrance ramp and Benoit comes out behind him. Benoit yells Raven’s name and hits him with a chest chop as he turns around. Benoit and Raven battle all the way to the ring. Once they get in the ring Scott Dickinson calls for the bell and the match officially starts. Benoit uses his sneak attack to maintain control of the action. He hits Raven with a snap suplex and goes for a diving headbutt, but Raven rolls out of the way and pins Benoit for a two count. Raven grabs a chair and sets it up in the ring. He bulldogs Benoit into the chair and pins him, but again only gets a two count. Raven tosses Benoit out of the ring and then baseball slides the chair into Benoit’s face. Raven forces Benoit back into the ring and the fans get behind Benoit. Raven attempts to use the chair off the ropes on Benoit, but Benoit gets a hand up and sends the chair into Raven’s face. Benoit takes the chair and wedges it in between the top and middle turnbuckles. He sends Raven into the chair face first. Benoit hits Raven with three suplexes in a row and bridges the last one for a pin. He only gets a two count and Kidman slides into the ring. The bell starts ringing before Kidman even touches Benoit even though this is presumably a Raven’s Rules match. Benoit sends Kidman out of the ring and the rest of the Flock members start entering the ring as the bell continues to ring. Raven goes for a DDT on Benoit and Page runs into the ring and attacks Raven. Benoit hits Page and then all three men exchange blows. The Flock members enter the ring again and the bell is still ringing. Benoit and Page seem to team up to get rid of the Flock members and are the last two men standing in the ring.

After a commercial break, the Nitro Girls are on the entrance ramp dancing. Tony Schiavone tells everyone where to send their Nitro party video submissions. He also says they will have another grand prize winner very soon.

Chris Jericho makes his entrance with the WCW Cruiserweight belt around his waist and the mask of Juventud Guerrera on his face. Lenny Lane is waiting for Jericho in the ring. Jericho gets in the ring and says he was going to wear the mask tonight as a tribute to Guerrera, but he can’t hide the face that everyone comes to see. He says he has talked with J.J. Dillon and he is 83% sure they are going to change the name of WCW Monday Nitro to WCW Monday Jericho. Jericho then takes his belt off and gets the match started. Lane and Jericho seem evenly matched after the opening bell. Jericho rolls out of the ring to compose himself. When he gets back into the ring his stalling tactic seems to have worked. He hits Lane with a vertical suplex and pins him for a two count. Lane clotheslines him out of the ring and then hits a somersault senton out the top rope. Lane rolls Jericho back into the ring and now he seems to be in control. Lane uses a forward Russian leg sweep and pins Jericho for another two count. Jericho somehow finds a way to put Lane into the liontamer almost out of nowhere and Lane submits.

The announcing trio again try to put together Scott Steiner joining the NWO. Schiavone says he has been such a glory hound as of late so it probably makes sense. They show the replay from earlier tonight of Scott Steiner attacking Lex Luger which led to a ring full of NWO members with Luger, Rick Steiner, and Sting.

The NWO music starts playing and Vincent walks to the ring by himself. Rick Steiner comes out second for their match. As soon as Steiner enters the ring they engage and Steiner quickly takes the upper hand. Steiner hits a bulldog and then pins Vincent for the easy win. Ted DiBiase gets in the ring to congratulate him and then Steiner takes a few more shots on Vincent down on the mat.

Sonny Onoo walks Yuji Nagata to the ring for the next match. Saturn walks out of the back by himself second. The two men trade technical moves and holds early in the match. Bobby Heenan replaces Larry Zbyszko at the announce table for this match. Nagata takes the advantage on the mat as they continue to trades moves and holds on the mat. They get to their feet and Saturn makes a small comeback. They continue to trade moves back and forth in a fairly even very physical match. Saturn takes Nagata to the mat with a drop toe hold and slips on the rings of Saturn to win the match.

The Renegade comes out next for a TV title opportunity against Booker T. Booker T enters the ring and they have a few words with each other before the action begins. As soon as the bell rings the action is fast paced. Charles Robinson is the referee trying to keep up with the action. Booker T slams The Renegade to the mat and pins him for a two count early in the match. The Renegade is fired up after the pin attempt and scoop slams Booker T before choking him on the mat. He pulls Booker T off the mat and hits him with a backbreaker. The Renegade places Booker T on the top turnbuckle and tries to superplex him, but Booker T knocks him back to the mat. Booker T lands a missile drop kick and pins him but only gets a two count. Booker T hits a scissors head kick and tries another pin but again only gets a two count. Booker T hits the Harlem sidekick and then pins The Renegade again, but gets the three count this time.

Konnan comes out first for his next match with Lizmark Jr. As soon as Lizmark gets in the ring they engage in very quick moves and holds. Every time it looks like Konnan might take advantage in the match, Lizmark comes back and levels things out. Schiavone says Lex Luger and Scott Steiner have been signed to a match at Uncensored. Lizmark begins to control the action and pins Konnan for a two count. Konnan uses a cradle DDT that immediately changes the momentum in the match. Konnan puts him in the tequila sunrise and wins the match. Konnan takes a microphone and tells Juventud Guerrera he got punked and lost his mask. He tells him without the mask he is nothing. He asked him to join the NWO a million times but now he is just a foregone conclusion before exiting the ring.

The Nitro Girls are dancing around the announce table and Schiavone again says they will have another grand prize winner very soon. Buff Bagwell and Scott Norton come out for their tag team match as Schiavone says Mike Tenay became a grandfather over the weekend. High Voltage return to WCW Monday Nitro for the first time in quite awhile. Bagwell and Rage start the action. Rage and Bagwell take turns knocking each other around and flexing their muscles. Rage tag Chaos into the match and Bagwell makes a tag to Norton as well. The NWO team starts to take control of the action with fast tags in and out of the match. Bagwell drops Chaos to the mat and then poses for the crowd. In the middle of the pose, Rage hits a bulldog from outside the ring. Chaos makes the tag to Rage and High Voltage have the momentum on their side. They go to hit Norton with a double suplex, but Norton reverses it and suplexes both Rage and Chaos. Bagwell hits his blockbuster move on Rage and pins him for the win.

The next match of the night is Eddie Guerrero and Disco Inferno. They start with a lot of holds and counters. Guerrero lands a few chops to the chest and then Disco Inferno flips the script and hits him with a vertical suplex. Guerrero works his way back into the match and uses a scoop slam to set up his frog splash move. Before Guerrero can get to the top rope, Disco Inferno gets off the mat and tosses Guerrero to the mat. He hits Guerrero with a swinging neckbreaker and pins Guerrero for a two count. Guerrero again makes a comeback and starts targeting the leg of Disco Inferno. Guerrero drops Disco Inferno to the mat and then hits his frog splash before pinning him for the win.

The Nitro Girls perform again in the ring and then Gene Okerlund welcomes J.J. Dillon to join him on the entrance ramp. He asks Dillon about the end of the Sting Hogan match and Dillon says he is the one that sent Nick Patrick to the ring last night. Therefore it is a legitimate decision and if there was a doubt in anybody’s mind, the champion is Sting. He asks Nick Patrick to come out and welcomes his decision last night and sends him to the ring to call the next match.

Brad Armstrong walks out out of the back as the fist wrestler in the next match. Ric Flair makes his grand entrance second. Nick Patrick calls for the bell and the two men lock up quickly. Flair slowly seems to take the upper hand with his chest chops. Armstrong uses a Russian leg sweep and pins Flair but only gets a two count. Armstrong goes to the top rope and hits Flair with a missile drop kick, He goes back to the ropes for another, but misses. Flair then puts on the figure four and Armstrong taps out giving Flair the win.

They show the replay of Kevin Nash dropping The Giant on his head at Souled Out. The Giant joins Gene Okerlund in the ring next. The Giant walks out with a neck brace and Okerlund asks about his neck. The Giant says he knows every time he laces his boots something like that could happen, but Nash maliciously dropped him on his neck. He says he has doctors telling him he may never wrestle again. He tells Kevin Nash that he will wrestle again though and when he gets his hand on his neck he will take the ride of his life. The Giant exits the ring as Nitro goes to commercial.

Gene Okerlund is still in the ring and invites Brian Adams out to join him. He says he is not used to inviting NWO members out of the back. He asks Adams what Bret Hart has ever done to him. Adams quickly tells Okerlund and the crowd to shut up. He says he is here to join the most elite force in professional wrestling which is the NWO. He says he wouldn’t break a sweat or go off his feet in a match with Bret Hart. Hart’s music starts playing and Hart walks out to the ring. Hart gets in the ring and tells him he does’t know what his problem is with him but he doesn’t need to jump him from behind, he can do it right now. They attack each other as Okerlund gets out of the ring. Adams quickly gets the better of Hart. He goes for an elbow drop and Hart moves out of the way. Hart pulls Adams’ shirt over his head and punches him before putting him in the sharpshooter. Curt Hennig runs out and hits Hart from behind. Hennig begins to beat down Hart as Rick Rude walks out to the ring. Hart get on top of Hennig and starts punching him But Rude and Adams pull him off. Ric Flair runs out of the back to help Hart and they dispatch the NWO members. Flair tells Hart he now believes Hart is the best. He says half the crowd is expecting him to cheap shot Hart now, but it’s not going to happen. Flair says when he watched the Nitro the night after Hart beat him, Hart called him the man and because of that he is going to shake his hand. They shake hands and Flair tells him he may not need his help but he would be happy to help him along the way. Hart says he wants to challenge Curt Hennig to a match at Uncensored and Nitro goes to commercial.

Michael Buffer is in the ring to introduce the main event of the evening. He begins to introduce Scott Hall as the entire NWO walks out of the back without Hall. They get into the ring and Charles Robinson and Michael Buffer retreat to the corner. Buffer looks confused as Eric Bischoff starts talking in the ring. Bischoff says they know what Sting is all about and Hogan is just bored with him so tonight is all about Scott Hall. Bischoff tells Sting to come out and give Scott Hall his just due. Sting walks halfway to the ring and stops and stares into the ring. The NWO members get out of the ring with the exception of Hogan. As Sting begins to get in the ring he looks back and sees another Sting holding a baseball bat behind him. Sting quickly looks around to see he is surrounded by the NWO. The second Sting takes off his mask to reveal he is Hall. They pummel Sting before carrying him into the ring. Hall hits Sting with a fallaway slam and then hits the Outsider’s edge. Sting is down on the mat and Hall spray paints his chest with the NWO letters. Randy Savage runs into the ring, but before he can do anything, the NWO attacks him. Hall continues to choke Sting while the rest of the NWO attacks Savage. Someone else wearing NWO gear enters the ring. He has the Hollywood bandanna on his forehead and Schiavone questions who the new member is. Hogan then spray paints his initials on Savage. Lex Luger runs out with a chair and the NWO quickly exits the ring. Nitro ends with Luger in the ring holding the chair.

Match Results:

Lex Luger def Curt Hennig by DQ

Diamond Dallas Page def Hammer

Ultimo Dragon def Kaz Hayashi

Chris Benoit def Raven by DQ

Chris Jericho def Lenny Lane

Rick Steiner def Vincent

Saturn def Yuji Nagata

Booker T def The Renegade

Konnan def Lizmark Jr.

Buff Bagwell/Scott Norton def High Voltage

Eddie Guerrero def Disco inferno

Ric Flair def Brad Armstrong

WCW SuperBrawl VIII February 22 1998

SuperBrawl starts with a video package promoting the title match between Sting and Hollywood Hulk Hogan. Tony Schiavone then welcomes everyone live to the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Mike Tenay and Bobby Heenan join him at the announce table. They preview some of the matches such as the no disqualifications match between Lex Luger and Randy Savage. They briefly touch on the match between Hogan and Sting before the first match of the night gets started.

Booker T comes out first to challenge Rick Martel for the TV title. The winner of this match will come back for a second match against Saturn. Martel enters the ring and Mickie Jay gets things under way. Raven’s Flock make their way to their seats shortly after the match beings. Booker T takes the early upper hand. Booker T lands a spinning back kick and continues to control the action. Martel slowly works his way back into the match. Martel powerslams Booker T and pins him but only gets a two count. He puts Booker T in a chinlock as both men are tiring out. They get to their feet and Martel hits him with a spinebuster. He puts him in the Quebec crab, but Booker T reaches the ropes to break the hold. Booker T and Martel trade moves back and forth. Booker T lands a scissors kick to the back of the head and then slams Martel to the mat. He goes to the top rope but misses his high flying move. Martel goes to the middle rope for a double ax handle, but Booker T hits him with a Harlem sidekick. Booker T pins him for the win. Saturn enters the ring and puts the rings of Saturn on Booker T as Mickie Jay tries to get him to break the hold. He finally does and Mickie Jay just calls for the bell to start this second TV title match of the night. Saturn really dictates the action as Booker T is not only exhausted but was just jumped from behind by Saturn. Booker T rolls out of the ring to try and catch his breath. Saturn follows him to the floor and continues to beat him outside the ring. Mickie Jay implores Saturn to bring the action back to the ring, but he continues to work on the outside. Saturn finally does roll Booker T into the ring. Saturn looks to be toying with Booker T now. Saturn goes to clothesline Booker T, and Booker T catches him and slams him to the mat. Saturn lands a punch on Booker T that sends him out of the ring. Saturn hits a slingshot crossbody block over the top rope. They return to the ring and Booker T is starting to catch a second wind. Saturn takes Booker T to the top turnbuckle and lands a back drop suplex and both men are slow to get up. At the count of 8, Saturn attempts a pin, but Booker T is under the ropes. Saturn takes Booker T back to the top turnbuckle, but Booker T tosses Saturn to the mat. He then lands a missile drop kick and again both men are down on the mat. When they get to their feet they trade moves but are both exhausted. Mike Tenay says they have word that Rick Martel tore his MCL in the opening match of the night. Saturn powerslams Booker T and takes a slight advantage. Booker T responds with a spinebuster and follows it with a head scissors kick. Booker T hits him with a side suplex and then goes to the top rope. He misses the Harlem hangover and Saturn suplexes him and bridges for a pin but only gets a two count. They get to their feet and Booker T hits the Harlem sidekick and pins Saturn for the win.

La Parka comes out first carrying his chair to the ring. Disco Inferno comes out to the ring next. The action gets started before Scott Dickinson can even call for the bell. La Parka drops Disco Inferno to the mat and then mocks some of Disco Inferno’s dance moves in the ring. La Parka builds a lot of momentum early in the match. They move outside the ring and La Parka controls the action. He drops Disco Inferno across the guardrail. Disco Inferno makes a little bit of a comeback before returning to the ring. La Parka quickly takes control again and pins Disco Inferno, but Disco Inferno gets his feet on the ropes. La Parka drops Disco Inferno to the mat with a drop kick and pins him again but only gets a two count. La Parka misses a splash in the corner and Disco Inferno hits him with a back elbow. Disco Inferno attempts a pin of his own but only gets a two count. La Parka sends Disco Inferno out of the ring and then lands a suicide dive through the ropes. They return to the ring and La Parka just cannot put away Disco Inferno. Disco Inferno hits a swinging neckbreaker and follows it with a two count pin. Disco Inferno starts working on La Parka in the corner and accidentally strikes Scott Dickinson in the eye. While he checks on the referee, La Parka lands a big shot to Disco Inferno’s back. La Parka sets a chair up in the ring and places Disco Inferno on it. La Parka goes to the top rope, and Disco Inferno meets him on the ropes. Disco Inferno throws La Parka off the turnbuckle onto the chair in the ring. He hits the chartbuster and pins La Parka for the win.

Gene Okerlund is with J.J. Dillon on the entrance ramp. He asks Dillon about Nick Patrick’s future. Dillon asks for Patrick to come out and join them for his announcement. Dillon says WCW’s attorneys met with Patrick’s attorneys and effective immediately, he has been reinstated without any restrictions. Patrick jumps for joy and says he knew they would come to their senses. He says he is excited to vindicate himself in the main event tonight. Dillon interrupts him and tells him he is not the official for the main event tonight. Dillon walks off as Patrick continues to argue with Okerlund.

The next match is announced as a special added contest. Brad Armstrong walks out. Bill Goldberg is the next man out of the back and the crowd roars as soon as his music starts playing. Goldberg takes Armstrong to the mat and controls him with some mat based moves until Armstrong gets to the ropes. Goldberg gorilla press slams him when they get to their feet. Heenan says Goldberg is the only man he would want to manage for again. Armstrong attacks Goldberg with a flurry of punches, but Goldberg keeps coming at him. Goldberg hits him with a suplex of some sort that the announcers say they have never seen before. Goldberg hits a spear and then jackhammers Armstrong before pinning him in a typically quick Goldberg match.

Juventud Guerrera comes out next with his mask on the line. Chris Jericho makes his entrance second with the cruiserweight title around his waist. Jericho locks up with Guerrera while still wearing the title belt. Mickie Jay is trying to get him to take it off, but him and Guerrera continue to battle. Guerrera lands a back kick directly to the belt of Jericho. Jericho falls to the mat and takes the belt off as he gasps for air. Guerrera lands a flying head scissors that sends Jericho outside the ring. Jericho is down on the floor as Mickie Jay starts his ten count. Jericho briefly looks around before putting his head back on the floor. Heenan realizes Jericho is playing opossum and trying to be counted out to retain his title. At the count of 8, Guerrera goes outside the ring and rolls him in. Jericho and Guerrera trade moves back and forth in the ring. Jericho hits Guerrera with a piledriver and covers him for a two count. Jericho starts to show his frustrations. He uses a vertical suplex and follows it with a back body drop. Jericho is getting very vocal with Mickie Jay. He puts Guerrera on the top turnbuckle and Guerrera shoves him to the mat and goes for a hurricanrana, but Jericho turns it into a back body slam. Guerrera kicks Jericho out of the ring and Jericho starts to leave the area. Guerrera lands a high flying move over the top rope and rolls Jericho back into the ring. Guerrera hits Jericho with a brain buster and then goes to the top rope for a 450 splash. He lands it and covers Jericho for a three count and the bell rings. Mickie Jay immediately waves it off though and says Jericho’s hand was on the rope. As Mickie Jay is explaining it to Guerrera, Jericho clips his knee from behind. They trade moves and Jericho looks to have the upper hand. Guerrera uses an inverted atomic drop to set up a springboard head scissors takeover. Guerrera pins him for a two count and then trade moves and pins. Jericho lands a reverse suplex but misses the following lionsault. The action is faster now than it was to start the match. Guerrera goes for a hurricanrana and Jericho counters it into the liontamer. Guerrera taps out in the middle of the ring. Jericho grabs a microphone after the match and tells everyone he did it. He tells Juvi to take off his mask. Guerrera begrudgingly unties his mask. He slowly starts to take the mask off and Jericho says it is taking too long so he rips the mask off. Guerrera does a slow walk around the ring showing off his newly uncovered face.

Steve McMichael makes his entrance for the next match. Davey Boy Smith comes out second for this match that has been brewing since Davey Boy Smith showed up on Nitro a few weeks ago. McMichael starts the match more aggressive and seems to take the upper hand. He misses a leg drop which allows Smith to get back in it. Smith puts McMichael in the sharpshooter, but McMichael crawls to the ropes to break the hold. McMichael gets to his feet and tosses Smith out of the ring. They battle on the floor and McMichael continues to hold the advantage. Smith makes a comeback and starts targeting the hand of McMichael. They return to the ring and McMichael is clearly favoring his wrist. He goes for his piledriver but cannot pick him up. Smith puts McMichael in an armbar and Scott Dickinson calls for the bell. McMichael gets up and throws Dickinson to the mat as he says he didn’t quit.

Chris Benoit and Diamond Dallas Page battle in the next match. They shake hands before the match as the announcers say this is a match full of respect from both sides. They trade moves back and forth early in the match. Neither of them can take a true advantage as they continue to go back and forth. Page goes for the diamond cutter, but Benoit shoves him away and then rolls out of the ring to regather himself. When Benoit gets back in the ring him and Page go face to face and slap each other in the face. Page takes Benoit to the mat and lands a handful of punches. They get back to level footing and Benoit targets the knee of Page. Benoit takes Page to the mat and gets a variation of the crossface on him. Page struggles to his feet and lands a jawbreaker to free himself of Benoit. Benoit goes right back to attacking Page and maintains control of the match. Benoit puts Page in a sleeper hold, bu Page battles out of it by dropping Benoit out of the ring. They met each other on the top rope and Page superplexes Benoit to the mat. They are both very slow to get up. Page goes to the top rope and clotheslines Benoit to the mat for a pin, but only gets a two count. Benoit slips on the crippler crossface, but Page gets to the ropes. Both men are exhausted as they continue to battle back and forth. Benoit lands three German suplexes in a row and bridges the last one, but again can only get a two count. Page calls for the diamond cutter and hits it after Benoit counters the first attempt. Page gets the winning pinfall and can barely get to his feet after the match.

Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth make their entrance next. Schiavone points out Savage is still coming out to the NWO music. Lex Luger comes out and his midsection is heavily wrapped. Savage charges Luger and the opening bell sounds. Luger goes for a gorilla press slam and cannot pick Savage all the way up due to his injury. Savage begins to target the midsection of Luger and Luger looks to be very injured as Savage targets his midsection any way possible. They move outside the ring and Savage bounces Luger head first off the guardrail. Savage begins to look preoccupied as he paces back and forth in between strikes to Luger. Savage tosses Luger over the guardrail and uses a chair on Luger’s midsection. They move back to the ring side of the guardrail and Savage continues to dictate every aspect of the match. Savage finally takes the action back to the ring and Luger somehow catches a second win. Luger powerslams Savage to the mat and is pumped up. Luger goes for the torture rack and he gets him up until Miss Elizabeth rolls into the ring and shoves Luger causing him to drop Savage. NWO members run out to the ring and Luger and Savage both fight them off the apron. Even though this is a no disqualifications match the bell begins to ring. Once the NWO members get off the apron Hogan calls them back. Luger puts Savage in the torture rack and wins the match. The bell continues to ring for seemingly no reason as the NWO members are standing in the aisle way. Hogan calls off the troops completely and they leave while Miss Elizabeth rolls Savage out of the ring.

Dusty Rhodes leads Kevin Nash and Scott Hall out of the back for their title match. When they get in the ring, Hall takes a microphone and asks the crowd if the came to see the WCW or the NWO. The crowd seems to be slightly in favor of the NWO. Ted DiBiase and the Steiner Brothers come out with their tag team titles next. Rick Steiner and Hall get the match started with Scott Dickinson in the ring. Rick takes the early advantage and really dominates Hall. Rick hits him with a belly to belly suplex and Nash enters the ring to try and make a save, but Rick knocks Nash down and out of the ring as well. While Hall and Nash are both outside the ring, the Steiner Brothers are in their classic pose in the middle of the ring. Scott then hits Rick with a double ax handle while he is standing over top of him. Scott then signals to The Outsiders and powerbombs Rick, before knocking DiBiase off the apron. He leaves Rick in the ring for Hall to pin, but Rick kicks out after a two count. Schiavone questions if he even knows Scott is the one who attacked him. Rick fights off both of The Outsiders momentarily, but Hall hits him with the Outsider’s edge and pins him to win the tag team titles. Scott Steiner grabs the belts himself and hands them to The Outsiders. Scott Steiner leaves the ring with The Outsiders and Rhodes.

Michael Buffer is in the middle of the ring to introduce the main event of the night. Hollywood Hulk Hogan comes out first, He takes his time strolling out to the ring all by himself. Sting comes out runs into the ring. As soon as he slides into the ring Hogan starts whipping him with his weight belt. Charles Robinson is the referee in the ring and Michael Buffer has to scramble out of the ring. Hogan continues to dominate Sting who hasn’t even removed his trench coat yet. Hogan uses the coat to choke Sting and then throws him out of the ring. Sting finally gets his coat off but Hogan continues to dictate the pace on the floor. Hogan throws Sting into the guardrail repeatedly before rolling him back into the ring. Hogan tosses Sting around the ring and finally pins him but Sting kicks out after a two count. Hogan hits Sting with elbow drops and then poses for the crowd as Sting gets to his feet. Hogan looks terrified when he sees Sting is back up. Sting is on the offensive for the first time in the match. He hits Hogan with an atomic drop and then unclips Hogan’s belt. He whips Hogan with belt until Hogan jumps out of the ring and starts walking towards the back. Sting chases him down and chokes him with the belt. Sting takes the action back towards the ring and they battle on the floor. Sting attempts a stinger splash on Hogan against the guardrail but Hogan moves. Hogan uses a chair on Sting and then whips him with his belt before putting it back around his waist. They move back to the ring and Hogan is again in control. Hogan attempts to Irish whip Sting into the corner, but Sting reverses it and hits a stinger splash. Sting puts the scorpion death lock on but Hogan reaches the ropes. Sting goes for another sting splash but Hogan shields himself with Charles Robinson who goes down on the mat. Hogan drops Sting to the mat with a clothesline, Nick Patrick runs out and kicks Robinson out of the ring. Hogan hits a leg drop and pins Sting and Patrick makes the count but Sting kicks out after two. Hogan attempts multiple pins, but Sting continues to kick out. Hogan gets the better of Sting in a test of strength and then stops on Stings hands. Hogan pins Sting again and again only gets a two count. Hogan shoes his frustration with Patrick. He throws Sting out of the ring and lands a few shots on Sting before Sting makes a small comeback and returns to the ring. As they get in the ring, Hogan uses a low blow to stop Sting’s momentum. Hogan lands a few punches to Sting’s face and Sting is unfazed. Sting throws Hogan into the corner and lands a stinger splash followed by another. After the second one, he hits Hogan with a scorpion death drop. As Hogan goes down, he kicks Nick Patrick. Patrick goes down and the NWO run out to the ring. Sting fights them off on the apron. Randy Savage slides into the ring behind Sting and hits Hogan with a foreign object. Savage then leaves the object at Hogan’s side. Sting covers Hogan and gets a three count from Patrick. Sting picks the object up and see it is a can of spray paint. Patrick raises Sting’s hand and J.J. Dillon enters the ring with the title belt. Sting takes the spray paint and covers Hogan’s chest in “W-C-W” letters. Sting takes the belt and interacts with the fans briefly before leaving the ring. As Sting walks to the back it looks like a fan enters the ring briefly before security guards take care of him and SuperBrawl comes to a close.

Match Results:

Booker T def Rick Martel

Booker T def Saturn

Disco Inferno def La Parka

Bill Goldberg def Brad Armstrong

Chris Jericho def Juventud Guerrera

Davey Boy Smith def Steve McMichael

Lex Luger def Randy Savage

The Outsiders def Steiner Brothers

Sting def Hollywood Hulk Hogan

WCW Thunder February 19 1998

Tony Schiavone welcomes every to Thunder live from the Birmingham Jefferson Civic center coliseum. Bobby Heenan and Lee Marshall join him at the announce table. Schiavone says the main event tonight will be Sting and Randy Savage. Marshall says that is the reason why Thunder has become the hottest new show on television. They show an interview between Chris Jericho and Mike Tenay earlier in the day. The NWO run by them outside the building and attack Randy Savage and Lex Luger who were outside the building themselves. They leave Luger on the pavement and drag Savage into the building with them.

Fit Finley walks to the first ring for the first match of the night. Schiavone questions why Luger and Savage were together outside of the building and questions if Savage is really still a member of the NWO or not. Bill Goldberg comes out second for the opening match. The crowd erupts on his way to the ring. Finley starts the match with a couple of blows to Goldberg. Goldberg quickly lifts Finley with a gorilla press and drops him into a gutbuster. Finley tries to fight back, but Goldberg remains in control of the action. Finley attempts a sleeper holder and Goldberg uses a biel throw to get out of it. Goldberg spears him and follows it with a jackhammer and pin to win the match.

Psychosis comes out for the next match. Chavo Guerrero Jr. is his opponent. They trade moves right at the opening bell. Lee Marshall reminds everyone that Guerrero is a third generation wrestler. The announcers then go back to discussing Savage and Luger from earlier in the night. Guerrero lands a somersault senton over the top rope to Psychosis on the floor. He rolls him back into the ring and covers him but only gets a two count. They again move outside the ring and Psychosis gets the better of him this time. They return to the ring and Psychosis scoop slams Guerrero and then goes to the top turnbuckle. As Psychosis jumps off, Guerrero lands a drop kick. Guerrero then hits a bulldog and covers him, but only gets a two count. Guerrero puts Psychosis on the top turnbuckle and Psychosis shoves him to the mat. Psychosis then hits his guillotine leg drop and pins Guerrero for the win.

Eric Bischoff and Hollywood Hulk Hogan walk to the ring after a commercial break. They get a very loud reaction from the crowd and it is very negative. Hogan says there may have been a little bump in the road with Savage, but now that Savage knows how much they love him, he hopes Sting is at his best tonight. He says Savage has the whole NWO behind him. He asks Savage to save him just a little piece so this time when he beats Sting it will be etched in stone for all of eternity. Hogan then says him and the rest of the NWO are behind Nick Patrick as well.

The next match after commercial is Scotty Riggs taking on Booker T. As the match starts, Schiavone goes back to his theory that Luger and Savage were in a discussion outside the building together when they were attacked. Marshall says he wants to know if they were talking for ten hours, ten minutes, or ten seconds before they were attacked. Riggs takes the early advantage in the match. The Announcers are far more focused on the NWO situation than the match at hand. Booker T uses a vertical suplex, but Riggs follows it up with a knee lift. Booker T catches a second wind and hits the Harlem sidekick. He follows it with a scissors kick to the back of the head and pins Riggs for the win.

Mike Tenay is in the trainers room and asks Luger for an update. Luger is laying on a table with his midsection heavily wrapped. Luger tells Tenay to get out. Tenay asks the trainer for an update and Luger gets very upset and sends Tenay out of the room.

Kidman walks to the ring with Lodi for the next match of the night. Juventud Guerrera makes his entrance next and is very energetic. Charles Robinson calls for the opening bell and the action gets started. Kidman and Guerrera trade moves with neither of them taking the upper hand. Guerrera hits a frankensteiner that sends Kidman out of the ring. Guerrera tries to bounce off the ropes and Lodi grabs his feet and pulls him out of the ring. He holds Guerrera for Kidman to hit over the top rope but Kidman accidentally hits Lodi instead. They move back into the ring and continue to trade quick moves. Guerrera hits Kidman with a brainbuster and then goes to the ropes. He hits a 450 splash and pins him for the victory. Chris Jericho runs into the ring and attacks Guerrera from behind. Jericho has the belt around his waist and places Guerrera on the top turnbuckle. Jericho starts untying his mask and he pulls it off. Guerrera looks up and has another mask on on. The bell is still ringing in the background and Guerrera hits a missile drop kick off the top rope as Thunder goes to commercial.

Dusty Rhodes leads Hall and Nash to the ring. Hall conducts his survey and the crowd is very much on the side of WCW. Nash then says he hasn’t seen The Giant since Souled Out so he needs to come to the pay per view and tell everyone he has retired. Mike Enos and Wayne Bloom come out to take on The Outsiders. Hall gets the action started with Enos. Hall hits a chokeslam move and gets up and mocks The Giant as he has been doing as of late. Nash tags into the match and works on Bloom. Nash teases a powerbomb on Bloom. Mickie Jay warns him not to do it and Nash throws him to the mat before using the powerbomb on Bloom. Jay calls for the bell from the mat as The Outsiders celebrate in the ring. Once again WCW security is waiting for Nash to leave the ring and they put him in handcuffs and escort him away as Thunder goes to commercial.

They come back with the replay from Monday Nitro where Brian Adams told Bret Hart he was his friend before helping the NWO attack him in the ring. Back live on Thunder, Rick Rude walks to the ring with Curt Hennig and Brian Adams. Hennig says Rude retired the champion so he is the best there was. He continues to say that currently he is the best himself, and by the time it is all over, Brian Adams will be best there ever was. Jim Neidhart and Davey Boy Smith come out and ask for a match right now. The NWO members attack them and Charles Robinson calls for the bell as Rick Rude exits the ring. All four men remain in the ring trading blows. Heenan describes it as the NWO fighting Bret Hart’s brother-in-laws. Neidhart takes the upper hand on Adams while Hennig and Rude are double teaming Davey Boy Smith on the floor. Rude gets in the ring and chokes Neidhart which allows Adams to take control. The NWO members are now in command. The bell begins to ring as Charles Robinson signals he is calling it off. Thunder goes to commercial with all four men still fighting in and around the ring.

After the commercial break, Schiavone says the tape machines were rolling and they want to show what happened. Security officials came out to separate all four men and really struggled to do so. Mike Tenay is then on the entrance ramp and introduces the tag team champion Steiner Brothers. Rick says he knows he will hear the dogs barking Sunday. Tenay sends it back to the the announce table and Schiavone recaps what happened earlier today between Lex Luger, Randy Savage, and the NWO. They again show the replay before the next match.

La Parka carries a chair with him to the ring. The announcers continue to debate what was going on between Luger and Savage earlier. Tenay says he was outside and he couldn’t tell what was happening. He says sometimes it seemed like they were in agreement but sometimes it seemed like they were arguing. Super Calo enters the ring and Mickie Jay calls for the opening bell. The action gets started and they trade moves as the announcers continue to focus on the situation from earlier in the day. Tenay says he has never seen Luger react like he did when he was asked for an update. Super Calo flips La Parka face first into the top turnbuckle and takes a small advantage in the match. He knocks La Parka out of the ring and and lands a kick through the ropes before a diving headbutt to the floor. He puts La Parka on the top turnbuckle and Disco Inferno runs out and slides a chair into the ring. Mickie Jay tosses the chair out of the ring and La Parka knocks Super Calo to the mat and hits a top rope move before pinning him to win the match. La Parka then hits Disco Inferno with the the chair that Disco Inferno tossed back into the ring before entering himself.

They show a video package replay of the match between Chris Benoit and Diamond Dallas Page. Ultimately, Kidman interfered win the match setting up their rematch at SuperBrawl. Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring. He gets in the ring and calls himself the paragon of virtue. He brings up his belt vs mask match with Juventud Guerrera and says the problem is he has seen Guerrera without a mask on and he is very ugly. He says he will win Sunday, but he might let him keep his mask because if you have seen it once you never want to see it again. Dean Malenko comes out second for their match. Malenko gets in the ring and Charles Robinson has to have a conversation with Jericho to get him to take off his championship belt. Jericho doesn’t want to, so Malenko attacks him anyway. Malenko manhandles him and literally kicks the belt off Jericho. Tenay says earlier today he saw Jericho at the restaurant across the street and he was wearing the belt around his waist. Jericho works his way back into the match and the crowd is clearly against Jericho. They move outside the ring and Malenko quickly rolls Jericho back into the ring. Malenko and Jericho trade moves and counters and Malenko goes for the Texas cloverleaf, but Jericho reaches the ropes before he can put it on. Jericho and Malenko trade a series of counters and it ends with Jericho putting Malenko in the liontamer and winning by submission.

Thunder returns from commercial with a replay of Diamond Dallas Page setting a tag team match on Nitro. He arranged for a between himself and Benoit against Raven and Saturn tonight on Thunder. Before Page was able to leave the ring Raven and Saturn cornered him. Benoit ran out and the four men separated without any physical altercation. Raven and Saturn make their entrance for the match first. Benoit and Page come out next separately. Page and Raven get started in the ring with Mickie Jay. Before they lock up, Raven tags out to Saturn. All four men are quickly in the ring and Benoit and Page get the better of the exchange. They go to commercial as the match returns to the ring. When the return Benoit slips the crippler crossface on Saturn, but raven quickly enters the ring to break the hold. Page and Raven then both tag into the match. Page takes out both of them and then Raven’s Flock start getting near the ring. Kidman hits Page with a chair and Saturn pins him but only gets a two count. Raven and Saturn start to work down Page in the ring. Kidman gets on the apron and as Page makes a tag to Benoit. Mickie Jay was dealing with Kidman so he did not see the tag and does not allow it. Raven sets a chair up in the middle of the ring and uses a drop toe hold to send Page face first into the chair. Saturn attempts a moonsault from the top rope but misses. Both men are down on the mat. Page crawls to Benoit and finally makes a tag. Benoit knocks Saturn down and then hits back to back suplexes on Raven onto the chair in the ring. Benoit hits Saturn with back to back German suplexes until Raven stops him from going for a third. Page attacks Raven and all four men battle in the ring. Saturn puts the rings of Saturn on Page until Benoit hits a diving headbutt. All three of them are down on the mat as Raven gets to his feet. He picks Page up for his DDT and Page turns it into a diamond cutter. Benoit puts Saturn in the crippler crossface and wins the match by submission.

The NWO music starts playing for the main event. Hogan walks out instead of Savage though. The rest of the NWO then carry out Savage who is wearing a Sting mask and has NWO spray painted on his chest. They roll the lifeless looking body of Savage into the ring. Bischoff takes the microphone and welcomes everyone to their show as he calls it. Hogan apologizes to the fan but he says the match between Macho Man and Sting is not going to go down. He says Savage has realized it’s better to run in the pack with the NWO and he doesn’t want to destroy Sting so Hogan can do it himself. Sting runs out of the back and slides into the ring. He takes on all the NWO members by himself. Heenan says he is only human he can’t take on all these guys by himself and Schiavone tells him he’s not sure he is human. Sting makes quick work of the NWO and then looks towards Hogan. Hogan slides out of the ring and the NWO members start to recover. They overpower Sting until Lex Luger runs out and does the same thing Sting did. Him and Sting take out the NWO while Savage is still down in the middle of the ring as Thunder comes to a close.

Match Results:

Bill Goldberg def Fit Finley

Psychosis def Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Booker T def Scotty Riggs

Juventud Guerrera def Kidman

Mike Enos/Wayne Bloom def The Outsiders by DQ

La Parka def Super Calo

Chris Jericho def Dean Malenko

Diamond Dallas Page/Chris Benoit def Saturn/Raven

WCW Monday Nitro February 16 1998

Nitro beings with an In Memory dedication to Louie Mucciolo better known as Louie Spicolli. They then show a replay of the end of Thunder last week. Sting and Lex Luger beat up Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage in the aisle way as Thunder ended. Tony Schiavone welcomes everyone live to the Florida State Fair in Tampa, Florida. Mike Tenay and Larry Zbyszko join Schiavone at the announce table. They once again discuss the problems within the NWO. They show footage from the opening of Thunder last week, Hogan and Savage are in the ring together and Hogan tells Savage they have a tag team match against Sting and Lex Luger, but before that he demands an apology from Savage. Savage does indeed apologize and then attacks Hogan. Back live in the arena, he NWO music starts playing and Eric Bischoff and Hollywood Hulk Hogan lead the NWO out to the ring. Schiavone points out Randy Savage is not with them. Hogan insists that Nick Patrick is the referee for his rematch with Sting. He says he will pay whatever he has to in order to make it happened just like he does every time Nash bombs someone. Hogan then says the biggest dummy to ever step in the ring is the Macho Man. The crowd almost drowns Hogan out with “Hogan Sucks” chants. He says the straw that broke the Harley’s back was Savage sucker punching him on national TV. Savage and Miss Elizabeth appear by the announce table and Savage tells Hogan he will beat Sting and Luger by himself tonight. He says Hogan will apologize to him and he will spit on Hogan. Hogan tells him after they beat Sting and Luger he is going to rip the bandanna off his head and give him the beating of his life.

After a commercial break, George Steinbrenner is seen sitting in the front row. Hugh Morrus walks to the ring for the first match of the night. Jimmy Hart comes out and says something to Morrus before returning to the back. Bill Goldberg makes his entrance next and the announcers say Goldberg always has his game face on. Morrus lands a series of blows on Goldberg, but Goldberg shrugs them off. Goldberg counters out of a vertical suplex attempt and then spears Morrus. He follows it with the jackhammer and pins Morrus for another quick victory.

After the match, they show a video package of the Steiner Brothers defeating The Outsiders and winning the tag team titles. Tony Schiavone says it was nice to see the Steiner Brothers on the same page and he things everything is ok between them again. The Outsiders then come out and walk to the announce table. Nash says they are being singled out by the WCW again. He says the Steiner Brothers have said they will face anyone, but their names are not on the list. Schiavone mentions their match at SuperBrawl, and Nash says they want the match tonight. Zbyszko gets to his feet and him and Hall exchange words as Nitro goes to commercial.

They return with a replay from Thunder last week. Eric Bischoff said anyone associated with WCW would belong to the NWO. Hogan then said Bret Hart is the number one man on his hit list. The next match of the night is Sick Boy against Mark Starr. Lodi walks to the ring with Sick Boy. Starr and Sick Boy trade moves to start the match. Starr hits him with a vertical suplex and Sick Boy seems to take it to another level after that. He hits a vertical suplex of his own and then controls the action. Starr battles back until Lodi grabs his foot from outside the ring. Sick Boy uses a brain buster type move and pins Starr for the win.

After a quick performance by the Nitro Girls, The Outsiders walk to the ring with Dusty Rhodes. They get in the ring and Hall conducts his WCW/NWO survey. The crowd seems to favor the NWO. Public Enemy make their way to the ring and set up a table once they get ringside. Hall starts the match by throwing his toothpick in the face of Johnny Grunge. All four men are quickly in the ring and The Outsiders have their way with Public Enemy. Grunge and Hall move outside the ring and Grunge gets the better of Hall. He puts Hall on the table and Dusty Rhodes comes over to distract Grunge. Hall recovers and gets off the table. In the ring, Nash powerbombs Rocko Rock over the top rope and through the the table on the floor. Hall had placed Grunge across the table as well. Mickie Jay calls for the bell to disqualify The Outsiders due to the powerbomb. Doug Dellinger and other security officials are waiting for Nash outside the ring and they place him in handcuffs and escort him from the ring area.

After a commercial break, they show this week’s winning Nitro party submission. Gene Okerlund is on the entrance ramp and invites Nick Patrick out to join him. He tells Patrick he believes J.J. Dillon has the upper hand in this battle. Patrick says he was denied another match tonight, but this conspiracy is going to end soon. He thinks he is in the same position of the president and even the president is not free from having his name disparaged just like he is. He says he thinks it is a good idea to take Hulk Hogan’s financial support for legal fees and attorneys so he will take him up on his offer.

Mike Enos comes out of the back for the next match of the night. Barry Horowitz is already in the ring waiting for the match to being. Enos takes the early upper hand. Enos powerslams Horowitz and pins him for the win in a very quick match. A camera goes backstage and Steve McMichael confronts Davey Boy Smith and they start to brawl before they are quickly separated. Disco Inferno is one of the men breaking them apart as he holds a hair brush.

La Parka carries a chair with him to the ring for his next match. Sonny Onoo walks Yuji Nagata to the ring next. They move outside the ring and La Parka takes the upper hand. As they get back into the ring Nagata attempts a roll up pin but only gets a two count. La Parka slams him to the mat and goes to the rope for a splash attempt. Nagata rolls out of the way and then takes control of the match for the first time. It is short lived as La Parka hits a corkscrew plancha from the ropes. He goes outside the ring and grabs his chair. Before he can use it, Sony Onoo wrestles it away fro him. Randy Anderson takes the chair from Onoo, but behind his back Disco Inferno runs into the ring and hits La Parka with a chartbuster. Nagata puts the Nagata lock on La Parka and wins by submission.

The Nitro Girls are on the entrance ramp and Schiavone tells this weeks viewers to continue sending in their Nitro party videos. Kidman walks out of the back for his next match. Raven’s Flock are seen sitting ringside. Ultimo Dragon is the second man out for the match. They action starts almost immediately. They trade moves back and forth as Charles Robinson tries to keep up with the action. Kidman builds up a slight advantage. Kidman controls the action but cannot put Ultimo Dragon away. Kidman’s frustrations start to show and Ultimo Dragon lands his series of signature kicks. Ultimo Dragon then uses a giant swing to spin Kidman around six times before throwing him across the ring. When they get to their feet they go back to trade moves just like the match started. They go to the top turnbuckle and Ultimo Dragon hits a frankensteiner before putting on the dragon sleeper. Kidman escapes the hold before Ultimo Dragon can lock it in. Ultimo Dragon puts it on again and this time Kidman cannot escape and taps out to end the match.

The announcers preview some of the matches that will take place at SuperBrawl such as Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Benoit. Zbyszko is excited for Sting and Lex Luger to take care of Hogan and Savage. Gene Okerlund is then in the ring and introduces Diamond Dallas Page. Okerlund asks Page about his upcoming match with Benoit. Page says there is some mutual respect between him and Benoit. He says he has helped Benoit, but it is also for selfish reasons, because he doesn’t want Benoit at anything less than full strength. He says he talked to Benoit and they agreed they only way to have a clean match is to take out Saturn and Raven. They talked to Dillon and set up a tag team match for Thunder this Thursday. They will partner together to take on Raven and Saturn.

They show a replay of Thunder where Meng attacked both The Barbarian and Jimmy Hart. Schiavone says Jimmy Hart told him on WCW Saturday Night that Meng is just fine and there are no problems between them. Meng makes his entrance as Bobby Heenan takes his seat at the announce table. The Barbarian comes to the ring next with Jimmy Hart. Tenay says he never thought he would see Meng and The Barbarian go against one another. The bell rings and The Barbarian takes Meng to the mat. They trade punches before getting back to their feet and trading chest chops. Bobby Heenan says there is a good chance they will fight for a couple of weeks. It is a very physical match with both men landing blows. Meng lands the kick of fear of The Barbarian and Jimmy Hart gets in the ring and shatters a wooden chair over the head of Meng. Meng attacks Hart and The Barbarian lands a kick to Meng with the wooden chair still around his neck. Meng keeps coming and The Barbarian lands a few more kicks. On the fourth kick, Meng finally goes to the mat and The Barbarian pins him for the win.

The Nitro Girls do another dance on the entrance ramp. Saturn makes his way to the ring for his rematch with Disco Inferno. Disco Inferno comes out second but he doesn’t get half way to the ring before La Parka hits him from behind with his chair. La Parka continues to hit him with the chair as he is down on the ground. Security officials run out and send La Parka away as they check on Disco Inferno. Saturn tells Mickie Jay to raise his hand as the winner of the match. Rick Martel runs into the ring and tells Mickie Jay he will take the match and Jay calls for the bell. Schiavone says Martel already had a TV title match tonight so he will be pulling double duty. They move outside the ring and Martel throws Saturn into the steel steps. As they get back into the ring Martel seems to be in control. Saturn drops Martel throat first into the top rope and the momentum of the match starts to shift. Saturn hits a missile drop kick from the top turnbuckle and pins Martel but only gets a two count. Martel recovers and hits Saturn with a spinebuster and goes for the Quebec crab. The Flock members surround the ring on the apron and distract Mickie Jay. Riggs attacks Martel and Saturn puts him in the rings of Saturn for the win.

Curt Hennig walks out next with Rick Rude at his side. Bobby Eaton will challenge Hennig in this match. Hennig controls the action early and throws Eaton out of the ring. Rick Rude rolls Eaton right back into the ring. Hennig kicks Eaton out of the ring and Rude rolls him right back in again. After the third time of doing this Hennig appears to ask Rude what he is doing and Eaton hits Hennig in the back of the knee. Eaton targets the knee of Hennig but Hennig counters with a punch to the face. Hennig hits the Hennigplex and pins Eaton for the win.

Wade Boggs is seen in the stands as Buff Bagwell and Scott Norton come out for their tag team match. Ted DiBiase leads the Steiner Brothers out next. Bagwell and Rick get the match started. Bagwell stops to flex and pose for the crowd. Once they lockup, Bagwell slams Rick to the mat and then poses once again. Rick gets to his feet and suplexes Bagwell and really takes control of the action before tagging Scott into the match. Bagwell tags out of the match and the Seiner Brothers start making quick tags. The NWO team start to take an advantage, but Bagwell begins getting frustrated with referee Charles Robinson. Rick moves a comeback and takes out both Bagwell and Norton. Rick hits a top rope bulldog and pins Bagwell for a two count. The NWO run out to the ring and attack Rick Steiner until Scott Steiner gets in the ring with a chair.

They show the replay from a few weeks ago of Saturn throwing Rick Martel through a glass door. Rick Martel then makes his way to the ring for the second time tonight. Booker T comes out next with the TV title around his waist. Martel takes a cheap shot to start the match and controls the early action. Booker T uses a big back body drop to level the playing field. Martel rolls out of the ring to gather himself. When he returns to the ring, he again holds a slight advantage. Booker T slowly works his way to the commanding position of the match with mat based holds and moves. He hits Martel with a knee drop and pins him but only gets a two count. Martel drops Booker T throat first across the top rope and then lands a knee drop of his own. Martel throws Booker T out of the ring and follows him to the floor. Martel dictates the action outside the ring and rolls him back in the ring. Heenan says this is the first time he has seen Booker T manhandled like this. Booker T misses a drop kick and Martel goes for the Quebec crab. He puts it on, but Booker T reaches the bottom rope to break the hold. Saturn comes out and hits Martel. Booker T kicks Saturn off the apron but hurts his leg in the process. Martel puts him in the Quebec crab and wins by submission.

The Nitro Girls bring Nitro back from commercial with an entrance ramp dance. Gene Okerlund is in the ring and introduces Bret Hart. Okerlund asks Hart what he thinks about Hogan holding him responsible for not being the champion currently. Hart sees Hogan is just scared of him and everyone knows it. Hart tells Hogan it is time to step to the plate. Someone get in the ring and Gene Okerlund asks what the is doing here. The unnamed man tells Hart he’s sorry to interrupt him, but wants him to know he still has a friend in the business. Mike Tenay says it is Bryan Adams in the ring. Adams extends his hand to shake with Hart and then Curt Hennig attacks Hart from behind. Adams opens up his trench coat to reveal an NWO t-shirt. After the NWO pummels Hart in the ring, Hogan comes out. He lands a few punches on Hart as he is held by Norton and Bagwell. Ric Flair storms to the ring and takes out the NWO members. Hogan rolls out of the ring as Hart gets back to his feet. Flair and Hart shake hands once they ring is clear.

Gene Okerlund is then on the entrance ramp with J.J. Dillon. Dillon asks Saturn, Booker T, and Rick Martel to come out. Dillon says Booker T was supposed to defend the TV title against Saturn at SuperBrawl. He continues to say in regards to what happened here tonight, there will still be a TV title match at SuperBrawl. He says Martel will defend the title against Booker T and after that match the winner will defend the tile against Saturn at SuperBrawl as well.

Eddie Guerrero and Chris Jericho come out for their tag team match. Dean Malenko and Chris Benoit come out as their opponents. Guerrero and Benoit start in the ring with Mickie Jay. Jericho is on the apron with the cruiserweight title still around his waist. Jericho tags in and Mickie Jay refuses to let him wrestle with the belt on his waist. Both sides make quick tags and Guerrero and Malenko trade moves in the ring. Guerrero accidentally knocks Jericho off the apron and Malenko tosses Guerrero out of the ring. When the match resumes Benoit tags in and lands powerful chops to the chest of Guerrero. Benoit hits a German suplex and pins Guerrero, but Jericho makes the save. Malenko tags in and puts Guerrero in the liontamer right in front of Jericho. Jericho jumps in the ring to break the hold. Benoit takes Jericho out of the ring. Guerrero hits Malenko with a vertical suplex and follows it with a frog splash from the top rope. He pins Malenko but Benoit breaks it with a headbutt off the top rope. Malenko pins Guerrero and Jericho manages to get back in the ring to break the count. Jericho then tags in a lands a drop kick off the top rope on Malenko. He puts him in the liontamer, but lets him go once Benoit enters the ring. Jericho attempts another liontamer and Malenko counters it into a pin attempt. Jericho and Malenko counter pin attempts until Malenko puts Jericho in the Texas cloverleaf and Jericho taps out immediately.

Eric Bischoff walks to the ring prior to the main event of the night. Bischoff gets in the ring and says Kevin Nash was fined $50,000 earlier tonight. He says Hogan is running a little late because he had to write the check for that. Bischoff says Hogan will be out a little later to put an end to this conspiracy theory that there are problems within the NWO. Michael Buffer gets in the ring to handle the introductions. Sting and Lex Luger make their entrance first. They don’t even get to the ring before Randy Savage attacks them from behind. Michael Buffer proclaims let the match begin as Hogan runs out and joins in on the attack. Savage and Hogan continue to control the action on the floor. Hogan and Sting move into the ring as Luger starts to battle back against Savage. He hits Savage with a chair and Sting starts to take the momentum in the ring. All four men are in the ring and Miss Elizabeth is ringside now. Savage and Luger are in the ring and Sting and Hogan are in there corners as this looks like a typical tag team match now. Savage tags Hogan into the match with a slap on the back. Hogan jumps off the apron and him and Bischoff dispute the tag. Hogan finally gets in the ring and continues to beat down Luger. Hogan pins Luger but only gets a two count. He scoop slams Luger and then misses a leg drop. Luger tags out to Sting and Hogan backpedals. Sting hits back to back stinger splashes and then drops Hogan to the mat with a clothesline. He puts Hogan in the scorpion death lock and Luger is about to put Savage in the torture rack as the NWO runs out to the ring. The bell starts ringing rapidly and Hogan attacks Savage. Brett Hart and Ric Flair enter the ring to help Sting and Luger. Fans start throwing trash into the ring and the last four wrestlers left in the ring are Flair, Hart, Sting, and Luger as Nitro ends.

Match Results:

Bill Goldberg def Hugh Morrus

Sick Boy def Mark Starr

Public Enemy def The Outsiders by DQ

Mike Enos def Barry Horowitz

Yuji Nagata def La Parka

Ultimo Dragon def Kidman

The Barbarian def Meng

Saturn def Rick Martel

Steiner Brothers def Buff Bagwell/Scott Norton by DQ

Rick Martel def Booker T

Dean Malenko/Chris Benoit def Eddie Guerrero/Chris Jericho

Sting/Lex Luger def Hollywood Hulk Hogan/Randy Savage by DQ

WCW Thunder February 12 1998

Tony Schiavone welcomes everyone to Oklahoma City for this week’s live edition of Thunder. Schiavone runs down matches lined up for tonight and introduces Lee Marshall and Bobby Heenan at the announce table with him. The NWO music gets the show started and Eric Bischoff leads Hollywood Hulk Hogan out of the back. They get in the ring to a lot of boo’s. Hogan starts flexing which only intensifies the boo’s. Eric Bischoff says he needs to clear something up and that is that the NWO is declaring war on anybody associated with WCW. Hogan sets his sights on Bret Hart and tells him he better watch out for Hollywood Hogan. He says it’s now time to address NWO family matters. Hogan asks for the Macho Man to come out. Randy Savage makes his way to the ring and Hogan tells him he knows when he is right and wrong. Hogan tells Savage it is time he looks him in the eye and let’s everyone know an apology is necessary. Hogan says that Bischoff has booked a match for Monday Nitro that is Hollywood Hulk Hogan and the Macho Man Randy Savage against Sting and Lex Luger. Hogan tells Savage to thank Bischoff for the opportunity, but before that he tells Savage he didn’t even climb the ladder half way up the pecking order. So before he thanks Bischoff he needs to apologize for dropping the ball and not living up to Hollywood’s expectations. Savage apologizes and says he should have done it sooner before dropping Hogan and Bischoff to the mat. Hogan returns to the ring with a chair and Savage slips out of the ring.

Louie Spicolli joins the announce team for the opening match of the night. Prince Iaukea is the first wrestler to the ring. Kidman comes out second with Lodi at his side. Spicolli says last week he had Larry Zbyszko’s bags and it was all a misunderstanding. He says they had a big laugh about it once it was all straightened out. Schiavone doesn’t buy any of it and tells Spicolli he doesn’t want anything to do with Zbyszko after Monday. The camera goes back stage and Raven is sitting in the locker room area. Mortis walks up to him and says he wants in. Raven questions why he would want Mortis in the Flock and why Mortis follows James Vandenberg right now. Raven tells Mortis he needs to beat Diamond Dallas Page to be in the Flock. Back in the ring, Prince Iaukea and Kidman are still evenly matched. Prince Iaukea hits a back body drop but still cannot take control of the match as Kidman answers with a running clothesline. Kidman goes to the top rope and Prince Iaukea catches him and powerslams him to the mat for a two count. Prince Iaukea then misses a top rope guillotine leg drop. Kidman lands a shooting star press as Spicolli says he has seen Kidman do this move before and he doesn’t know what it is called but it is awesome. Kidman pins Prince Iaukea to win the opening match of Thunder.

After a commercial break, they play a video package showing the rivalry between the Steiner Brothers and The Outsiders. It also includes the issues emerging between Rick and Scott Steiner. The package ends with The Steiner Brothers winning the tag team titles back from The Outsiders.

Meng enters the ring with Jimmy Hart for his next match. Hugh Morrus comes out next to face his former Dungeon of Doom partner. Meng seems to build the first advantage in the match with an atomic drop. Meng powerslams him and hits a splash from the ropes. Hugh Morrus kicks out after a two count following the splash from the ropes. Morrus gets up and slams Meng to the match to set him up for no laughing matter. Schiavone says he has been given a note and Larry Zbyszko will be wrestling at SuperBrawl. Spicolli is very excited about that announcement until Schiavone tells him he will be facing Zbyszko. Jimmy Hart gets in the ring and rolls Meng out of the way. Morrus misses his finishing move and Meng puts the Tongan death grip on him for the win. After the bell, Meng does not let go of the hold and Hart calls The Barbarian to the ring. Meng releases Morrus and applies it to The Barbarian before chasing after Hart as Thunder goes to commercial.

Mortis makes his entrance with James Vandenberg after the commercial break. Lee Marshall is back at the announce table in place of Spicolli. Diamond Dallas Page comes out with the U.S. title around his waist. Page and Mortis trade moves back and forth. Page begins to take control of the match, but Mortis does not back down. Page hits an atomic drop and then clotheslines Mortis to the mat. He knocks Vandenberg off the apron and then hits Mortis with a diamond cutter and pins him for the win. Page exits through the crowd as Bobby Heenan calls him the working mans champion. The Flock, minus Raven, comes out to the ring and Hammer picks Mortis up and carries him out on his shoulders. Hammer drops Mortis on the entrance ramp and Raven comes out of the back and hits him with a DDT before a commercial break.

They show a replay of the Steve McMichael and Davey Boy Smith match on Nitro a couple weeks ago. McMichael lost the match and then called Davey Boy Smith out the next week on Nitro. This led to another match which ended in a double count out as they fought each other on the floor and up the aisle way. Back live on Thunder, Steve McMichael makes his entrance for his match with Jim The Anvil Neidhart. Neidhart enters the ring with an over the top rope shoulder block on McMichael. Randy Anderson calls for the bell to get the match started and Neidhart clotheslines McMichael out of the ring. Neidhart throws him into the steel steps before rolling him back into the ring. McMichael recovers once they are in the ring. McMichael goes outside the ring and lifts the steel steps, but before he can use them, Davey Boy Smith attacks him from behind. Randy Anderson calls for the bell and Davey Boy Smith and Steve McMichael battle each other up the aisle way as Thunder goes to commercial.

When Thunder returns, Schiavone says the tape machines were rolling and they show the replay of the two of them continuing to battle each other through the break. Schiavone says they are still shouting and arguing in the back right now. The NWO music begins playing again and this time Vincent escorts Buff Bagwell to the ring. Chris Adams comes out second for this match. Charles Robinson signals for the opening bell and Bagwell gets the action started with an arm drag. Bagwell quickly takes control of the match. He makes a quick pin attempt, but Adams gets his foot on the bottom rope. Bagwell continues to slam Adams around the ring. Adams starts to mount a comeback as Vincent starts to climb the ropes. Adams hits Vincent with a super kick which allows Bagwell to regain control of the match. Bagwell hits his finishing move off the ropes and pins Adams for the win.

Thunder returns with a piece on Juventud Guerrera by Mike Tenay. Tenay goes through some of Guerrera’s high flying moves. He says Guerrera will put his mask on the line to regain the WCW Cruiserweight title at SuperBrawl. The next match on Thunder is Chavo Guerrero Jr. taking on Chris Jericho. Jericho attempts to begin the match while still wearing the title belt, but Billy Silverman will not allow him to do that. Guerrero holds his own against Jericho early in the match. As the match continues, Guerrero is still in control. Guerrero hits Jericho with a clothesline and pins him but only gets a two count. Jericho then slams Guerrero to the mat and puts him in the liontamer for the win. Jericho does not let go of the hold after the bell and Juventud Guerrera enters the ring. Jericho finally lets go of Guerrero to battle Guerrera. Jericho takes Guerrera to the mat and starts untying his mask, before Guerrera kicks out of it. He sends Jericho out of the ring and Jericho leaves the ring area after getting his title from Billy Silverman.

Sick Boy and Davey Boy Smith square off in the next match. As it gets started Eric Bischoff walks to the announce table and Lee Marshall gives up his seat for Bischoff. Bischoff wants to know why the movie “They Live” starring Rowdy Roddy Piper is playing directly after Thunder. He knows there is a conspiracy going on and he wants J.J. Dillon to admit it right now. Schiavone tells Bischoff they must really be having some problems. Sick Boy is controlling the match in the ring as Lodi looks on from ringside. Davey Boy Smith slams Sick Boy to the mat and pins him to win a match that he didn’t have much offense in. Steve McMichael runs to the ring after the bell and attacks Smith from behind, but security quickly separate the two men.

They show the replay from last week on Thunder where Raven’s Flock interfered in the Diamond Dallas Page match with Chris Benoit. They attacked Benoit, but Page ultimately got rid of all the Flock members himself to help Benoit. Chris Benoit then makes his entrance for the next match this week. Schiavone says a match between Benoit and Page has been signed for SuperBrawl. Raven then attacks Benoit from behind in the aisle way to the ring. Raven throws a chair into the ring and then rolls Benoit into the ring. Schiavone reminds everyone this is a Raven’s Rules match. Raven sets the chair up in the ring and uses a drop toe hold to send Benoit into the chair face first. Raven then wedges the chair between the ropes in the corner. He sends Benoit towards the corner, but Benoit reverses the Irish whip and sends Raven into the chair. Benoit wedges the chair in the corner again and sends Raven into the chair for a second time. Benoit set the chair in the corner again and beats Raven down in the corner. Benoit goes for a splash on Raven in the corner and Sick Boy moves Raven out of the corner sending Benoit face first into the chair. Both men are slow to their feet, but Raven gets up first. Benoit hits four German suplexes in a row and the Flock try to interfere. Benoit puts Kidman in the crippler crossface and Charles Robinson is unsure what to do. He calls for the bell even though this is a Raven’s Rules match. The Flock outnumber Benoit and continue to bear him down. Raven leaves the ring as he sees Diamond Dallas Page coming from the crowd. Page gets in the ring and and takes out the members of the Flock one by one. Benoit yells at Page that he doesn’t need his help.

Glacier comes out for his rematch with Bill Goldberg. Glacier gets off to a fast start. He attempts a vertical suplex and Goldberg hits him with a swinging neckbreaker that seems to surprise even himself. Goldberg hits Glacier with a spear and then lifts him for a jackhammer slam. Goldberg gets another pinfall victory after some early offense from Glacier.

Ric Flair makes his entrance for the main event of Thunder. Lex Luger comes out second for the match. The announcers preview the future matches of both men and discuss the importance of this match at hand. Flair begins targeting the ribs of Luger, but Luger quickly battles back. As the match continues, Flair builds an advantage. The two men trade moves back and forth and Luger hits Flair with a superplex off the ropes. Luger attempts to put Flair in the torture rack, but as he lifts Flair off the mat, Flair’s feet knock Randy Anderson to the mat. Luger drops Flair to check on Anderson and Flair hits him with a low blow. Flair puts him in the figure four. Luger reverses the hold and then Randy Savage runs into the ring to attack Luger. Hogan enters the ring and starts attacking Savage as the ring fills with trash. More members of the NWO enter the ring and attack Luger and Flair.

Sting enters the ring and tosses Hogan out of the ring as Luger tosses Savage out of the ring. Luger and Sting battle Hogan and Savage in the aisle way as Flair takes on the other NWO members in the ring. Thunder ends with the WCW wrestlers controlling the action.

Match Results:

Prince Iaukea def Kidman

Meng def Hugh Morrus

Diamond Dallas Page def Mortis

Steve McMichael def Jim Neidhart by DQ

Buff Bagwell def Chris Adams

Chris Jericho def Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Chris Benoit def Raven by DQ

Bill Goldberg def Glacier

Lex Luger def Ric Flair by DQ