WCW Monday Nitro December 28 1998

Nitro begins with a replay of NWO members in a limousine last night after Starrcade. Eric Bischoff is celebrating his victory over Ric Flair with Scott Steiner, Buff Bagwell and Curt Hennig. Tony Schiavone then welcomes everyone live to Baltimore, Maryland. Mike Tenay and Larry Zbyszko join him at the announce table and Schiavone confirms that Eric Bischoff did indeed defeat Ric Flair last night at Starrcade. Schiavone then says the streak is over and Kevin Nash is the current champion. They show the replay of the NWO’s evolution within the WCW since Hall and Nash first arrived. They show some still photos of Bischoff’s match against Flair. Then they go back live and Tony Schiavone announces the winner of the final Grand Prize Nitro Party giveaway. The Nitro Girls get the action started in the ring with an opening performance.

The Cat and Sonny Onoo walk to the ring and The Cat instantly tells the fans to shut up and sit down. The Cat says he wants to beat somebody up and then Chris Jericho and Ralphus bring Shiima Nobunaga to the ring for a match. The Cat quickly beats him down in the corner and goes back to addressing the crowd. Nobunaga rolls him up from behind for a two count and The Cat turns his focus back to the match at hand. He lands a roundhouse kick and pins him for the win.

Norman Smiley comes out first for his match with Chavo Guerrero Jr. Mickie Jay is in the ring and gets the action underway. Smiley uses his unique style to build an advantage but quickly stops to dance for the fans. Guerrero mounts a comeback, but Smiley holds him off and returns to the power position. Smiley again stops, this time to dance with Pepe. This fires up Guerrero and he uses a second wind to take control of the match. He hits a bulldog on Smiley and then mimics Smiley’s dancing moves. Smiley works his way back into the match and locks in his chicken wing submission hold and wins the match by submission.

They show a clip of Raven arriving home with his mother and Kanyon. They walk into a very lavish house as Raven denies all of his mom’s offers and requests. Nitro goes to commercial as Raven is complaining the TV does not work.

The next match of the night is Booker T and Fit Finlay. The match quickly starts with physical moves both ways. Neither man can take a true advantage as the other answers almost every move. Booker T finally builds some momentum and hits a missile drop kick off the top rope to set up the winning pinfall.

After a commercial break, Gene Okerlund is in the ring and invites Ric Flair to join him. The crowd cheers wildly, as Flair walks to the ring carrying some luggage to the ring. Okerlund asks him what he is doing with all the gear in his hands. He says after the match he told Arn Anderson it’s over. He told his wife it was over and he got on a plane to go home and the flight attendant asked him what he wanted and he said he wanted to go to Baltimore and that’s what happened. Flair then takes off his jacket and sweater and throws them down to the mat. He starts reading off the labels of his custom made wardrobe since Bischoff said he was broke. Flair kicks his clothes around the ring and Okerlund asks what the point of this is right now. Flair drops a wad of cash in the ring after he tears up a couple of one hundred dollar bills. He riffles his shoes into the crowd and then drops his pants in the ring. Flair runs the ropes in his boxers. He tells Bischoff he will leave the wrestling world forever and sign his house, his cars, and whatever money he has over to Bischoff if he walks the aisle here tonight one more time. Flair counters that if he wins, he gets to run WCW for 90 days. Flair then handcuffs himself to the ring and says he’s not going home until Bischoff gets in the ring. Nitro goes to commercial with Flair hanging onto the ropes.

Nitro comes back with Okerlund and Flair still in the ring. Eric Bischoff slowly enters the ring laughing at Flair. Bischoff tells Flair everyone he owns will belong to him soon. Bischoff agrees to a match with Flair tonight and Flair calls him a dead man.

Before the next match between Barry Windham and Prince Iaukea can get started, Tony Schiavone calls tonight the most important Nitro, due to the stipulations later tonight. Windham overpowers Iaukea early. Windham maintains control of the match as the announcers believe Bischoff would have only accepted the match with Flair if had a reason to be confident he would win. Windham pins Iaukea for an easy victory.

They show still photos of Kevin Nash defeating Goldberg after Scott Hall used a cattle prod on him. Gene Okerlund is with a SWAT team Sargent who is holding a cattle prod. He says they confiscated it last night backstage and believe it was used on Goldberg. Okerlund asks him what the consequences are for using one on a human. He says a man won’t even be able to function if he is hit with one.

Nitro comes back from a commercial break with Gene Okerlund in the ring. He calls out Diamond Dallas Page who gets a big cheer from the crowd. Page says The Giant is the biggest and the strongest and he feels like he was ragdolled in the ring last night. He turns his attention to Hall and Nash and then bets his money on Ric Flair.

The camera moves backstage and Konnan is telling Disco Inferno he needs to take off his Wolfpac shirt. Kevin Nash and Lex Luger walk up to them and Nash asks him who asked him to get involved in his match. He says now people are saying there is a black cloud over his title win. Nash tells him they will get him a match tonight and Disco Inferno asks who it’s against. Nash tells him not to worry about it and the Wolfpac members walk away from him.

Eddie Guerrero, Juventud Guerrera, and Eddie’s bodyguard walk out to the ring next. Kidman and Rey Mysterio Jr. come out as their opponents. Guerrero and Guerrera get in each other’s faces before the match starts. Guerrero and Mysterio are the first wrestlers to lock up in the tag team match. The action moves back and forth with Guerrera and Guerrero seemingly having some issues between themselves. All four men get in the ring and the action really picks up. Nitro goes to commercial in the middle of the match, but Schiavone ensures everyone the tape machines are rolling. Nitro returns and Guerrero seems to have the upper hand on Mysterio in the ring. Guerrero and Guerrera take turns dominating Mysterio in the ring. Mysterio finally makes it to his corner to tag Kidman into the ring. Kidman takes out both Guerrero and Guerrera. Kidman is knocked out of the ring byt a back body drop from Guerrero to Mysterio. Guerrera lands a move on Mysterio outside the ring. Guerrero then hits a frog splash on Kidman and pins him for the win in a back and forth match.

The Wolfpac make their way to the ring after a commercial. Nash says he knows there are people who have a hard time with his victory. He says when he got into wrestling it was about money, power, and respect. He says last night wasn’t about money. The crowd starts chanting Goldberg’s name. He says he does have some power now as the champion and he wants to right some of the wrongs from last night. The first thing is since Disco Inferno wants in the Wolfpac so bad and Bam Bam Bigelow can’t stay out of his business with Goldberg, he set up a match between Disco and Bam Bam. Nash says if Disco wins he can be in the Wolfpac. Nash says he needs to touch on another thing, his buddy Scott Hall. He says he knows in Hal’s twisted mind what he did last night he thought was a favor. Finally he says he has nothing but respect for Goldberg. He says to make things right, he is demanding that next Monday night in Atlanta him and Goldberg meet for the belt.

Disco Inferno and Bam Bam Bigelow do battle next. Bigelow commands the early actions in the match. Disco Inferno catches a second wind and puts Bigelow on the mat. Disco Inferno hits a chartbuster and pins Bigelow, but Bigelow kicks out after a two count. Bigelow uses a very powerful clothesline and then uses a sitdown piledriver to pin Disco Inferno.

Ric Flair’s doctor makes a statement next regarding Flair’s collapse in the ring a couple of weeks ago. The doctor recounts the situation and explains how they treated him that night. He then goes into the results of some of the testing they performed. The doctor says Flair had high levels of a toxin in his system and the source of the toxin is still not known. Mike Tenay exclaims that Flair was poisoned. Gene Okerlund is backstage and walks into Bischoff’s dressing room. He asks Bischoff and Curt Hennig about the report of Flair being poisoned. Bischoff says he wants his attorney. Nitro goes to commercial with Hennig and Bischoff refuses to discuss the claims.

The NWO referee leads Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell to the ring next. Konnan gets in the ring next. Konnan attacks the NWO referee and Scott Dickinson walks out to referee the match. Security guards carry the NWO referee to the back. Steiner and Bagwell attempt to attack Dickinson in the ring, but Konnan quickly prevents it from happening. Dickinson calls for the bell and Konnan and Steiner begin to battle. Steiner takes the upper hand in the match but takes his time in the ring. Konnan battles back and puts the tequila sunrise on Steiner. Bagwell reaches in the ring to pull Steiner out of the ring and Lex Luger runs out to stop Bagwell. Steiner then attacks Konnan from behind as the match continues. Steiner puts Konnan in the Steiner recliner and wins the match and the World TV Title.

The Nitro Girls dance on the entrance ramp before the next match. Scott Hall walks out of the back wearing a Goldberg shirt next. Brian Adams walks out with Vincent at his side. Hall says he heard Kevin Nash early say three things are important and he agrees, money, money, and money. He says he gave Nash the title and he didn’t even get invited to the victory party. He says Nash is not the guy he used to know. Adams gets in the ring and Mickie Jay calls for the bell. Adams drops Hall to the mat and overpowers Hall to start the match. Hall catches a second wind and goes for the Outsider’s edge, but Adams turns it into a back body drop. Adams gorilla presses Hall and slams him to the mat. Adams celebrates to the crowd on the ropes and Hall gets to his feet. Hall hits an Outsider’s edge off the ropes and pins him for the win.

Michael Buffer is in the ring for the main event. He first introduces Ric Flair. Eric Bischoff walks out of the back, but instead of making his way to the ring, he limps towards an exit. He gets in the back of a limousine and starts yelling. Steve McMichael, Dean Malenko, and Chris Benoit force him out of the limousine and carry him towards the ring as Nitro goes to commercial. Nitro returns with the Horsemen rolling Bischoff into the ring. Charles Robinson signals for the bell and Flair takes the action right to Bischoff. Flair dominates Bischoff in the ring. NWO members run out to save Bischoff, but the Horsemen fight them off in the aisle way. The Giant walks out and enters the ring. He headbutts Flair and signals for the chokeslam. Randy Savage walks to the ring with a lady on his arm and has a black and white NWO shirt on. He gets in the ring and hits The Giant with a low blow. Flair hits Bischoff with a vertical suplex and puts Bischoff in the figure four. Diamond Dallas Page is with the Horsemen surrounding the ring. Konnan and Booker T enter the ring to celebrate the victory as well. Larry Zbyszko and Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes get in the ring as well as Bischoff is down in the middle of the ring.

Match Results:

The Cat def Shiima Nobunaga

Norman Smiley def Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Booker T def Fit Finlay

Eddie Guerrero/Juventud Guerrera def Rey Mysterio Jr./Kidman

Bam Bam Bigelow def Disco Inferno

Scott Steiner def Konnan

Scott Hall def Brian Adams

Ric Flair def Eric Bischoff

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WCW/NWO Starrcade December 27 1998

Starrcade begins with a video package promoting Goldberg. Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Bobby Hennan are at the announce table to start the live portion of the broadcast. Schiavone reminds everyone he is 173-0 going into his match with Kevin Nash tonight. Schiavone announces that Eric Bischoff has said the only way he will get in the ring with Flair tonight is if the rest of the Horsemen are banned from the building and Flair has agreed to the stipulation.

Gene Okerlund is on the entrance ramp and says Steve McMichael has been escorted from the building holding up the stipulation for the Bischoff match against Flair. Okerlund then says some old familiar faces are backstage but he can’t say their names right now. He urges everyone to call the WCW Hotline to find out who is backstage and what they are doing there. He sends it to David Penzer to announce the first match of the night.

Juventud Guerrera is the first wrestler to the ring for the triangle match for the WCW Cruiserweight Title. Rey Mysterio Jr. and Kidman join him in the ring and Charles Robinson signals for the opening bell. The tree men trade fast paced high flying moves. Kidman and Mysterio seem to be on the same page against Guerrera early. Mysterio and Kidman each break a pin attempt on Kidman by the other and they seem to realize that only one man can win the match. Guerrera fights back against the two men, but Kidman and Mysterio continue to double team him. All three men land a variety of moves but none of them can buy enough time to win the match. Kidman powerbombs Guerrera and pins him, but Mysterio makes the save on the pin attempt. Kidman tosses Guerrera out of the ring and then battles Mysterio in the ring. Kidman quickly ends up outside the ring as well and Mysterio lands a springboard moonsault to both Guerrera and Kidman on the floor. Mysterio and Guerrera get back in the ring and Mysterio lands a frankensteiner. Guerrera answers with a Juvidriver and pins Mysterio, but Kidman dives back into the ring to make the save. Eddie Guerrero comes out to the ring and distracts Charles Robinson who is trying to get him to leave the ring area. Guerrero then gets in the rig and attacks Kidman. He believes Guerrera pinned Kidman, but it was actually Kidman with the winning pinfall in the opening match of the night. Eddie Guerrero gets in the ring after the match and challenges Kidman to a match because he knows he can win it and it looks like he will have to do it himself. Kidman walks back out and says there’s no time like the present. Guerrero tells him he is going to get his gear on and Kidman tells him it’s right now. Guerrero agrees and Kidman gets back in the ring. Scott Dickinson gets in the ring and calls for the bell and an impromptu match begins. Guerrera and Mysterio both watch the action from ringside. Kidman is obviously exhausted but continues to fight back against Guerrero. Kidman lands a bulldog and beats down Guerrero in the corner. Guerrero withstands the offensive barrage and hits Kidman with a brainbuster. Guerrero goes to the top turnbuckle , but Kidman gets to his feet. Kidman superplexes Guerrero to the mat and pins him for a two count. Guerrero’s bodyguard comes out and distracts Scott Dickinson. Mysterio prevents Guerrera from interfering in the match and Kidman hits a shooting star press to defeat Guerrero.

Norman Smiley takes on Prince Iaukea in the now third match of the night. Iaukea and Smiley battle back and forth while the announcers focus on Eric Bischoff and Ric Flair later tonight. Smiley strings together some offense and starts dancing for the crowd. Iaukea takes advantage of it, but Smiley quickly takes back control. Smiley puts him in his chicken wing submission hold and wins the match by submission.

Scott Hall walks out to the ring wearing an Outsiders t-shirt. Hall says he is looking forward to Kevin Nash’s match tonight even though he has nothing to prove to Nash or the fans. He says the only person he has anything to prove to is himself. After Hall leaves the ring they show a video highlighting the interactions between Bam Bam Bigelow, Kevin Nash and Goldberg over the last few weeks.

The Cat and Sonny Onoo walk to the ring next. Perry Saturn gets in the ring and The Cat and Onoo debate walking out on the match. The pace of the match is a lot slower than the previous matches. Neither man can take a true advantage in the match. Saturn hits The Cat with a death valley driver to end the match with a pin.

Gene Okerlund invites Ric Flair to join him on the entrance ramp. Flair tells Okerlund what his plan is for Bischoff tonight. He says Bischoff may still be the boss but he is going to beat every piece of Bischoff tonight. After the interview the show the video recapping the NWO and Eric Bischoff from WCW Monday Nitro.

Fit Finlay and Jerry Flynn team up to take on Brian Adams and Scott Norton. Adams and Finlay start the match in the ring. Mike Tenay mentions all the experience these men have overseas as well as in the States. Both sides make tags and Norton shows off his power against both Flynn and Finlay. Brian Adams then takes his turn to put his strength and power on display. Norton powerbombs Flynn and pins him to win the match.

Eric Bischoff joins Gene Okerlund on the entrance ramp. He again apologizes to Ric Flair and everyone else he has caused pain to with his untruths about Flair. Bischoff says he is disappointed with Flair’s decision to get in the ring tonight but it is because he is broke. Bischoff says Flair never saved a any money and he is on his last legs financially.

Chris Jericho wears Konnan’s World TV Title to the ring for the next match. Jericho attacked Konnan with the belt on Nitro and kept it even though Konnan is still the champion in this match-up. Jericho controls the early pace of the match. They move outside the ring and Jericho uses the steel steps to his advantage. They return to the ring and Jericho continues to hold the upper hand. Jericho goes for the liontamer, but Konnan blocks it. Konnan then puts Jericho in the tequila sunrise and wins the match by submission.

Eric Bischoff comes out for his match with Ric Flair. Once he is in the ring, Flair makes his grand entrance. Flair takes out his frustration with Bischoff early in the match. Bischoff lands a head kick that stops his momentum though. Flair slowly works his way back with a low blow and then regains the upper hand in the match. Flair is bleeding from his forehead as he chops Bischoff in the corner. Charles Robinson tries to stop him and Flair tosses him aside. Flair hits a vertical suplex while Robinson is still down on the mat. He puts Bischoff in the figure four in the middle of the ring and tries to wake Robinson up off the mat. Curt Hennig runs to the ring and hands Bischoff a foreign object. Bischoff uses it against Flair and covers him as Robinson comes to his senses. Robinson makes a three count and declares Bischoff the winner.

They show a video showing what has happened between The Giant, Diamond Dallas Page, and Bret Hart lately. The Giant then comes out first for the match. Diamond Dallas Page makes his entrance through the crowd. Page goes for the diamond cutter almost immediately, but it does not work. The move to the floor and The Giant overpowers Page. The Giant takes command of the match outside the ring. They return to the inside of the ring and The Giant continues to manhandle Page. The Giant puts Page in a bearhug and Page begins to fade. The Giant pins Page, but pulls him off the mat before Billy Silverman can complete a three count. Silverman questions The Giant’s actions and The Giant says he will end it when he is ready. The Giant puts Page in another bearhug and Page sinks his teeth into The Giant’s nose. Page gets out of the hold, but The Giant quickly recovers with a backbreaker to Page. Page hits a DDT that Tenay says is called the diamond dream and both men are down on the mat. Page covers The Giant and The Giant tosses Page off of himself. Page lands on Billy Silverman and Bret Hart runs to the ring and hits The Giant in the head with a chair. Hart intended to hit Page but missed. Page tries to pin The Giant, but The Giant again tosses Page off of himself. Page goes to the top rope and hits a clothesline. He goes to the top rope again and hits a second clothesline. He calls for the diamond cutter, and goes to the top rope again. He jumps off and The Giant catches him by the throat. Page hits him with a low blow, but The Giant shrugs it off and goes for a superplex, but Page counters it into a diamond cutter for the win.

Michael Buffer is in the ring for the main event. Kevin Nash is introduced first and the fans seem to be cheering him on as he walks to the ring. Goldberg makes his famous entrance next. Buffer reminds everyone that this is now a no disqualification match. They take their time locking up as they both pander to the crowd and watch each other cautiously. Goldberg slams Nash to the mat and Nash rolls out of the ring to refocus. Nash and Goldberg each take turns controlling the action. Both of them seem to be in control for short periods of time before Schiavone declares it a stalemate up to this point. Goldberg hits Nash with a spear out of nowhere. He calls for the jackhammer and picks Nash up off the mat. Nash uses a low blow to buy himself some more time. Nash lands a side suplex and pins him for a two count. Goldberg fights back and they again look to be on a level playing field. Goldberg lands a standing side kick and slams Nash to the mat. He pins him for a two count. Disco Inferno runs out to the ring and Goldberg attacks him. Goldberg spears Disco Inferno and Bam Bam Bigelow enters the ring from behind him. Goldberg throws Disco Inferno out of the ring and then tosses Bigelow out of the ring as well. Goldberg sets Nash up for a spear and Scott Hall runs to the ring wearing an event security shirt. He stuns Goldberg with a cattle prod and Nash Goldberg with a jackknife powerbomb to pin Goldberg and end the streak. The announcers are shocked at the cattle prod and the end of the streak. They don’t believe Nash ever saw Hall attack him. Nash looks confused after the match as Goldberg is unable to stand and convulsing.

Match Results

Kidman def Rey Mysterio Jr. and Juventud Guerrera

Kidman def Eddie Guerrero

Norman Smiley def Prince Iaukea

Perry Saturn def The Cat

Scott Norton/Brian Adams def Fit Finlay/Jerry Flynn

Konnan def Chris Jericho

Eric Bischoff def Ric Flair

Diamond Dallas Page def The Giant

Kevin Nash def Goldberg

WCW Monday Nitro December 21 1998

Nitro begins with a video montage of The Outsiders making their presence known in WCW shortly after arriving. They show Eric Bischoff slowly showing his true colors and becoming a member of the NWO himself. They show Bischoff firing Randy Anderson and even telling Anderson’s kids that their daddy is fired. The video chronicles Bischoff’s power trip against WCW wrestlers and eventually being suspended himself. He fires multiple wrestlers along the way. The video finally gets to the current ongoing feud between himself and Ric Flair. The video ends with Ric Flair having a heart attack in the ring and then Bischoff attacking Flair’s children at a later date. The Nitro Girls are then dancing live in the ring from St. Louis, Missouri. Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay and Larry Zbyszko are at the announce table which has red garland on it for Christmas.

Fit Finlay walks for the opening match as Schiavone says the main event tonight will be Scott Hall and Goldberg. Scott Putski is the next wrestler to the ring. The announcers talk about how Bischoff’s invited Flair’s family to Thunder last week only to attack Flair’s sons in the ring with Brian Adams and Barry Windham. In the ring, Finley uses his very aggressive style to take command of the match. Putski mounts a comeback as Schiavone says they will announce the final number, but tonight is the largest wrestling crowd ever in St. Louis. The action spills to the floor and Nitro goes to commercial. Nitro returns with Finlay and Putski battling in the ring again. Putski scoop slams Finlay and goes for his finishing move, but Finlay connects with a forward roll slam instead. Finlay then hits a tombstone piledriver and pins him to win a back and forth opening match.

They again show a video recapping the issues between Ric Flair and Eric Bischoff. The video highlights Flair having a heart attack in the ring, Bischoff issuing an apology to his family, and finally Bischoff attacking Flair’s family. After the video, The Cat is in the ring and tells the fans to shut up because they make him sick. He issues an open challenge to anyone in the building. He calls himself the greatest and a man dressed as Santa Claus walks down the aisle tossing candy into the crowd. He then throws a piece of coal at The Cat. The Cat invites Santa Clause into the ring. The Cat tells Santa Clause he is ugly and then tries to attack him, but Santa Clause lands back to back suplexes. He takes off his Santa suit to show he is Saturn as Nitro goes to commercial.

The next match feats Chavo Guerrero Jr. with Pepe and Kaz Hayashi. As the match begins Hayashi tosses Pepe out of the ring and Chavo gets upset. Chavo takes it out on Hayashi early in the match. Hayashi fights back and attempts a crossbody block off the top rope, but Guerrero lands a drop kick instead. Guerrero then hits a tornado DDT off the ropes and pins Hayashi to win the match.

After the match, they show replays of the interactions between Bam Bam Bigelow, Kevin Nash, and Goldberg. They show some of their backstage battles as well as their triangle match on Nitro. After the replays, Kevin Nash makes his way to the ring. Nash says Goldberg is 173-0, but a lot of people don’t know that at one time he was a World Champion himself. He says he had 197 title defenses that year and didn’t lose any of them. Nash says he is getting ready for Goldberg while he is busy being the face of WCW. Nash says he hopes everything is ok with Ric Flair, but he once said to be the man you’ve got to beat the man.

The Nitro Girls bring Nitro back from commercial with a dance on the entrance ramp. After their performance, Gene Okerlund is on the entrance ramp and asks Raven to come out to join him. Raven and Kanyon both walk out of the back and Raven continues to look very dejected and uninterested. Okerlund tells Raven he has found out he has been in and out of therapy and asks if he is still currently in therapy. Raven tells him that is none of his business. Raven says the only reason his mom came last week is because she saw Judy Bagwell on TV as half of the tag team champions. Kanyon begins to tell Raven that’s not true and Raven attacks him. His mom comes out and asks him to stop because Kanyon is his friend. Raven tells his mom she doesn’t care about him she just wants to be on TV. She eventually talks him into leaving with her and the three of them disappear into the back as Nitro goes to a break.

Eric Bischoff makes his way to the ring when Nitro returns. He begins talking about what Flair as a camera moves outside the building. Arn Anderson, Ric Flair, Dean Malenko and Chris Benoit are seen walking into the building. Flair begins running trying to find their way to the NWO locker room. They attack Scott Norton as Anderson has what looks to be a lead pipe. Flair then goes on a mission to find the ring. Flair sprints into the ring and Bischoff quickly rolls out of it and runs to the back. Flair chases him and the camera follows him out of the building. Flair makes his way back to the ring to call out Bischoff tonight and Nitro goes to commercial.

They show a video package recapping the situation between The Giant, Diamond Dallas Page, and Bret Hart over the last few weeks. They video ends with an advertisement for the upcoming Starrcade event.

Wrath takes on Lizmark Jr. in the next match. Wrath quickly asserts his dominance in the match. He tosses Lizmark around the ring with ease. They move outside the ring where Wrath continues to dominate Lizamark. Wrath rolls him back into the ring and hits him with a meltdown to end the match.

The Nitro Girls are on the entrance ramp for a Christmas themed dance routine. They show the winning Nitro Party video submission from this week which comes from a bowling alley in New York. Eddie Guerrero and his bodyguard get in the ring and they are followed out by Rey Mysterio Jr. Guerrero tells Mysterio that he is losing his patience with him. He needs to realize the LWO is about all of them not one of them. He says he taught Billy Kidman a lesson and he will need to teach Mysterio a lesson as well. The match begins with high flying moves and they quickly move outside the ring. Guerrero looks determined to teach Mysterio a lesson as he is very physical with Mysterio. They return to the ring and Guerrero continues to hold the upper hand. Mike Tenay mentions it looks like Guerrero is set on injuring Mysterio not just winning the match. The crowd attempts to cheer Mysterio back into the match as Nitro goes to commercial in the middle of the match. When Nitro resumes, Guerrero is still dictating the action. Guerrero goes to the ropes, but misses a top rope move. Guerrero quickly recovers and maintains his dominance. Guerrero cannot seem to put Mysterio away with a pin attempt. Mysterio catches a second wind and builds some momentum of his own for the first time in the match. Guerrero throws him into the corner, and Mysterio takes out Charles Robinson in the process. Guerrero’s bodyguard gets on the apron and holds Mysterio, but Mysterio gets out of the way of Guerrero’s drop kicks. Mysterio lands a move and pins Guerrero, but there is no referee to make the count. Kidman runs out to the apron and tries to punch Guerrero but connects with Mysterio instead. Guerrero pins Mysterio as Robinson rolls back into the ring to make a three count.

Scott Steiner gets in the ring next. Steiner calls out Mark McGwire to join him in the ring. The NWO referee rides a tricycle out to the ring with Buff Bagwell disguised as Mark McGwire riding in the basket of the tricycle. Bagwell and Steiner continue to make fun of McGwire and the fans in the crowd. Steiner lights the Cardinals hat on fire in the ring as the crowd continues to boo them.

The next match features Prince Iaukea and Norman Smiley. As the match moves forward, Smiley continues his dancing ways in the ring. Smiley and Iaukea trade a few moves back and forth. Smiley locks in his chicken wing submission hold and wins a quick uneventful match by submission.

Van Hammer and Barry Windham square off next. Shortly after the match beings, Ric Flair runs into the ring and attacks Windham. Van Hammer and the referee both leave the ring and Flair continues to attack Windham. Flair beats Windham around the ring and then to the floor. Windham starts to fight back, but Flair quickly puts a stop to it. Flair lands repeated chops and low blows on Windham. Vincent enters the ring and receives a low blow as well. Arn Anderson quickly joins the ring to even the numbers. Flair and Anderson control the action. Brian Adams and Horace make their way to the ring and they get attacked from behind by Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko. The eight men battle into the back as WCW security guards and police officers separate them. Flair gets back in the rig and goes on a tirade against Bischoff and the NWO. Bischoff walks out of the back and Flair sprints towards him. Bischoff yells for security to stop him and they quickly surround Flair and hold him back. They force Flair to the back as Nitro goes to a commercial break.

Jerry Flynn and Booker T battle in the next match. Booker T controls the early action against Flynn. He hits a sidewalk slam to solidify his control of the match. Booker T goes to the top rope and hits a missile drop kick before pinning Flynn for the win.

Kenny Kaos is the first wrestler to the ring for the next match of the night. Lex Luger comes out second as his opponent. Kaos and Luger exchange blows as the announcers are more concerned with Starrcade and the match between Nash and Goldberg. Kaos scoop slams Luger and then hits a leg drop from the middle rope. He pins Luger but only gets a two count. Schiavone says Kaos is one half of the tag team champs even though he does not have his belt tonight. Luger mounts a fierce comeback and hits Kaos with a forearm shot. Rave gets on the apron and exchanges words with Kaos. Luger picks him up from behind and puts him in the torture rack to win the match. Rage gets in the ring and again asks Kaos where he stands.

Konnan makes his way to the ring next. Disco Inferno comes out with a Wolfpac t-shirt and tells Konnan he will prove he is a member of the Wolfpac. Disco Inferno then returns to the back as Alex Wright comes out as Konnan’s opponent. Shortly after the opening bell, Nitro heads to a commercial. Nitro returns with Wright choking Konnan with his own chain in the ring. Konnan catches a second wind and quickly changes the momentum of the match. Konnan drops Wright to the mat with a powerful clothesline and pins Wright, but only gets a two count. Konnan locks in the tequila sunrise and wins the match. After the match, Alex Wright throws a temper tantrum in the ring and seems to lose it. While Konnan is watching Wright, Chris Jericho slides into the ring and attacks Konnan from behind with the TV belt. He lays the belt across the face of Konnan and then hits a lionsault.

Disco Inferno marches back to the ring for the next match. He tells the fans he has to prove he can wear the colors of the Wolfpac. He challenges anyone from the black and white to face him tonight. The NWO music starts playing and The Giant answers the challenge. Disco Inferno struggles to make any impact against The Giant. The Giant tosses Disco Inferno around the ring. He places Disco Inferno on the top turnbuckle and connects with a super chokeslam. He pins him for the win in a very easy match for The Giant. After the match, The Giant again calls out Diamond Dallas Page and their match at Starrcade. Page answers him from the crowd and tells him he knows it’s not how many times DDP goes down, but how many times Page gets up.

Michael Buffer is in the ring next for the non-title main event between Scott Hall and Goldberg. Scott Hall makes his entrance first in silence as Buffer says he is truly a lone wolf. Goldberg makes his way to the ring second. Billy Silverman is in the ring and calls for the opening bell. They lock up and Goldberg overpowers Hall. Kevin Nash strolls to the ring and catches the attention of both men. Goldberg slams Hall to the mat and yells at Nash. Hall takes advantage of the lapse in concentration from Goldberg. The fans start chanting Goldberg as Hall hits a fallaway slam. Goldberg gets to his feet before Hall and spears him. Nash pulls Hall out of the ring and Bam Bam Bigelow attacks Goldberg from behind as Nitro ends.

Match Results:

Fit Finlay def Scott Putski

Chavo Guerrero Jr. def Kaz Hayashi

Wrath def Lizmark Jr.

Eddie Guerrero def Rey Mysterio Jr.

Norman Smiley def Prince Iaukea

Barry Windham def Van Hammer by DQ

Booker T def Jerry Flynn

Lex Luger def Kenny Kaos

Konnan def Alex Wright

The Giant def Disco Inferno

Goldberg def Scott Hall by DQ

WCW Thunder December 17 1998

WCW Thunder begins with a memorial page for Brady Boone. Thunder then goes live from Charlotte, North Carolina. Bobby Heenan and Lee Marshall are with Tony Schiavone at the announce table as they discuss Ric Flair’s collapse in the ring on WCW Monday Nitro. Schiavone says the Flair family is on their way to the building tonight to give an update on Ric. They go to a replay of Scott Steiner asking Lex Luger to join the black and white this past Monday. Luger simply walked away from him laughing without saying anything.

Konnan makes his way to the ring for the opening match of the night. Kenny Kaos comes out second carrying one of the tag team belts. Shortly after the bell rings, Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell make their way to the announce table. Steiner asks about the match between Scott Hall and Lex Luger tonight. Steiner says he is here tonight for Lex Luger. They quickly leave the table and the announcers focus on the action in the ring. Konnan puts Kaos in the tequila sunrise to win by submission. Rage comes out of the crowd and gets in the ring. He tosses Kaos his tag team title and Rage seems upset that Kaos took the belt with Rick Steiner even though they used to be partners. Rage asks him where he stands and Kaos tells him he was simply in the right place at the right times. The camera go outside the building and a black limousine pulls up to the building. The Flair family gets out and makes their way inside as Thunder goes to commercial.

Thunder returns with the replay of Ric Flair fired up in the ring after he chased Eric Bischoff to the back. Flair collapses in the corner and grabs his left shoulder until paramedics and Arn Anderson come out to check on him. Later in the night, Eric Bischoff came back out to apologize to Ric Flair and his family.

Mike Enos and Fit Finely face off in the second match of the night. Finley uses a variety of physical moves and holds while Enos holds his own against Finely. Enos shows his strength advantage and slams Finley to the mat. Enos hits a powerslam off the ropes. Instead of pinning Finley he picks him up off the mat to continue punishing him. Finley uses an inside cradle to pin Enos for the win. Enos attacks him again after the bell and fights him up the aisle way.

Scott Hall gets in the ring after a commercial break. He says he will be ready for his match against Lex Luger tonight. He says he has nothing to lose and has nothing but wrestling. He says all he wants is what he has coming to him, the world and everything in it.

They show replays of the interactions between Kidman, Juventud Guerrera, and Rey Mysterio Jr., and the LWO over the last few weeks. Kidman routinely has found himself outnumbered by the LWO. Mysterio walks to the ring for the next match. Prince Iaukea comes out second as his opponent. Eddie Guerrero and the rest of the LWO stop Iaukea on the entrance ramp. Guerrero tells him he is not going to go to the ring tonight and that will happen wither the easy way or the hard way. Iaukea then walks away and Guerrero tells Mysterio he promised Juvi, he would be the next Cruiserweight Champion. Guerrera runs in to the ring and Charles Robinson calls for the bell to start the match. They quickly engage in fast paced moves back and forth. Neither man can take a true advantage over the other. Thunder goes to commercial in the middle of the match. When they return, Mysterio and Guerrera continue to trade high flying moves. Eddie Guerrero is watching from ringside now. Guerrera attempts a move from the top rope, but Mysterio catches him with a drop kick instead. Guerrera attempts another top rope move, and Mysterio knocks him to the turnbuckle. Guerrera distracts the referee and Guerrero enters the ring and lands a frog splash off the top rope which allows Guerrera to pin Mysterio for the win. Prince Iaukea runs out and tells Charles Robinson what happened behind his back. Robinson reverses his decision and declares Mysterio the winner. Guerrero attacks Iaukea and Iaukea fights back while the LWO enters the ring. Iaukea and Mysterio fight them off until the numbers become too great against them.

Thunder returns from commercial break and shows footage of Diamond Dallas Page and Kimberly Page reading “The Grinch” to children at Page’s Bang for Books events. Shiima Nobunaga makes his entrance next. Disco Inferno comes out next wearing a Wolfpac t-shirt. The announcers continue to question why none of the Wolfpac members have validated Disco inferno’s claims that Kevin Nash invited him to the group. Disco Inferno quickly takes control of the match and begins dancing in the ring. Disco Inferno hits the chartbuster and pins Nobunaga and wins a match he really dominated from start to finish.

The next match features Norman Smiley and Jerry Flynn. Smiley, much like Disco Inferno takes time to dance in the ring every time he takes an upper hand in the match. The announcers focus on the Ric Flair situation and look forward to talking to his family later tonight. Smiley holds an advantage in the match but squanders it away dancing for the fans. Norman Smiley looks in his chicken wing submission hold and picks up the victory.

Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring with Ralphus at his side next. Perry Saturn comes out second for their match. As the match begins, the announcers focus on what The Giant and Bret Hart did to Diamond Dallas Page on Monday Nitro. Hart offered a title match to Page, but as soon as Page came out of the back, The Giant hit him from behind and chokeslamed him off the Nitro stage. In the ring, Saturn lands a standing side kick on Jericho and slams him to the mat before a guillotine leg drop. He pins Jericho but only gets a two count. Saturn goes for another top rope move, but accidentally connects with the referee, Charles Robinson. Jericho attempts a liontamer, but Saturn counters out of it into a rings of Saturn. The Cat enters the ring and attacks Saturn while Robinson is down on the mat. Jericho puts Saturn in the liontamer and Robinson raises Saturn’s arm three times before calling for the bell to end the match.

Tony Schiavone is in the ring after a commercial break. He says his career kicked off in Charlotte due to Ric Flair. Schiavone asks the fans to stand for the entrance of Ric Flair’s wife and two sons. They do not come out and the announcers are a little worried, but the three of them do finally make their way out and to the their ringside seats. Thunder goes to commercial as they get to their seats.

Thunder returns with a video package of what has happened between Diamond Dallas Page and Bret Hart lately. The Giant has also been very involved with issuing chokeslams to Page on behalf of Hart.

Michael Buffer is in the ring next for the main event of the evening. Scott Hall makes his way to the ring first without entrance music as Buffer says he is affiliated with no organizations and truly is a lone wolf. Lex Luger comes out second. Disco Inferno walks towards the ring shortly after the opening bell. Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell make their way to the ring as well. They both cheer on Luger from the floor. Luger seems distracted by them and Hall gains some momentum. Luger quickly fights back and lands a forearm shot on Hall. Steiner and Bagwell get in the ring behind Luger’s back and they both attack Hall. Luger watches them as Konnan comes out and tells Luger what happened earlier in the night when he was attacked. Luger attacks Steiner and more members of the NWO come to the ring. Konnan, Luger, and Hall hold them off before Thunder goes to commercial.

Tony Schiavone is again in the ring and invites Reid and David Flair to join him. Eric Bischoff walks out towards the ring as Schiavone asks them how the family is doing. Bischoff gets in the ring and says he feels badly for what has happened to their father. Bischoff says he is sorry that Ric has such a weak heart he couldn’t make it here tonight. He then attacks David Flair while Brian Adams gets in the ring and picks Reid up after the mat. Mike Tenay exclaims Reid is only ten years old. Barry Windham gets in the ring to join in on the assault as well. Flair’s wife pleads for them to stop from the floor. Bischoff kisses Beth as Thunder goes off the air.

Match Results:

Konnan def Kenny Kaos

Fit Finley def Mike Enos

Rey Mysterio Jr. def Juventud Guerrera by DQ

Disco Inferno def Shiima Nobunaga

Norman Smiley def Jerry Flynn

Chris Jericho def Perry Saturn

Scott Hall def Lex Luger by DQ

WCW Monday Nitro December 14 1998

Nitro begins with a replay of last week. They show the announcement of a match between Goldberg and Bam Bam Bigelow to take place later in the night. Kevin Nash guaranteed that would not happen and they show the brawl between the three men later in the night. The Nitro Girls are then live in the ring in Tampa, Florida. They go to another replay after their performance. This time it is The Giant calling out Diamond Dallas Page for a match at Starrcade.

The first match of the night is Scott Putski and Raven. Raven gets in the ring and again complains about his childhood. Kanyon then makes his way to the ring with a disgusted look on his face. Kanyon tells Putski that Raven is obviously not wrestling tonight and this does not concern him so he can leave. Putski looks confused and leaves the ring. Kanyon again tells Raven that nobody gets more time without wrestling than him and everybody is sick of it. Kanyon and Raven have an argument in the ring and Raven rolls out of the ring and walks away from Kanyon as he continues to talk.

Villano V takes on Eddie Guerrero next. Eddie Guerrero’s bodyguard is ringside for the match. Villano V tries to use his size advantage over Guerrero, but Guerrero keeps pace with him early in the match. As the match moves forward, Guerrero takes the upper hand. Villano V goes to the top rope and Guerrero distracts the referee for his bodyguard to knock Villano V to the turnbuckle. Guerrero uses a top rope move to set up a frog splash. He hits the frog splash and pins Villano V, but gets up before Mickie Jay can finish the count. The bell then rings and the rest of the LWO enters the ring with an extra t-shirt. Guerrero tells Villano V he wants him to join the LWO. Villano V accepts the t-shirt and they all leave the ring together.

Wrath takes on Al Green next with Brady Boone as the referee. Wrath dictates the early action and seemingly does what he wants. Green continues to fight back but cannot take the upper hand in the match. Wrath hits the meltdown and pins Green to win the match.

Mean Gene Okerlund is in the ring and invites Eric Bischoff out to talk about his match against Ric Flair at Starrcade. The crowd boo’s very loudly as Bischoff makes his way to the ring. Bischoff says he is a very dangerous man and Ric Flair is a very tired and a very old man. Flair runs out to the ring and Bischoff quickly slides out of the ring. Flair corners Bischoff until Bischoff runs towards the back. Flair gives chase and they make their way backstage. Flair then returns to the ring with Okerlund. Flair goes on a rant in the ring and hits multiple elbow drops on the mat showing what he is going to do to Bischoff at Starrcade. Flair then starts to breath heavily and slumps down in the corner of the ring. Okerlund calls for help and Arn Anderson runs out to the ring. Flair is grabbing his arm and appears to be in tears. The announcers are not sure what happened to Flair but say there is a sense of urgency around him. Dusty Rhodes comes out with a handful of paramedics. Gene Okerlund asks for the camera to be taken off the situation. The camera stays on Flair as they load him onto a stretcher. They load him into the back of an ambulance. Bam Bam Bigelow walks in the back door while all the attention is on Flair. Bigelow runs into Scott Hall and attacks him in the back. Security guards finally pull Bigelow off of Hall. Kevin Nash and Goldberg both make their way to the situation and security holds all three off them away from one another once again.

After a commercial break, Gene Okerlund is in the ring again and invites Kidman and Rey Mysterio Jr. to the ring. Mysterio wears his ridiculously large LWO shirt to the ring. Mysterio takes it off before he gets in the ring. Kidman tells Mysterio he wants to give Mysterio another fair match and he wants to do it right now since it seems like the LWO always interferes in their matches. The announcers are confused if this will be a title match or not and Charles Robinson calls for the bell. Schiavone says the only update they have on Flair is that he was taken to the hospital, but that is all they know. Kidman and Mysterio trade high flying moves back and forth as Schiavone recaps what happened to Flair moments ago. Mike Tenay confirms this match is for the WCW Cruiserweight Title. Schiavone says the WCW trainer has told him that Flair had shortness of breath and chest pains in the ring. Kidman slams Mysterio to the mat and hits a splash off the top rope and pins him for a two count. The LWO enters the ring and attacks both Mysterio and Kidman. They fight off the LWO as the bell continues to ring. Eventually the numbers of the LWO are too much for Kidman and Mysterio.

Chris Jericho welcomes everyone to Monday Night Jericho. Him and Ralphus are both in the ring. Jericho says Konnan used a foreign object to end his title reign and he is going to show everyone what happened. He welcomes Konnan to the ring and a Konnan impostor walks to the ring. Jericho reenacts what happened between him and Konnan on a whiteboard in the middle of the ring. After the demonstration, Jericho attacks the Konnan impostor and puts him in the liontamer.

Emery Hale makes another appearance on WCW Monday Nitro for the next match. Barry Windham comes out to face him in the ring. Windham controls the early action. He hits Hale with a bulldog and then places him on the top turnbuckle. Windham superplexes him to the mat and pins him for the win.

Saturn and Norman Smiley do battle in the next match. Smiley establishes an early advantage as the announcers mention the hot streak that Smiley has been on lately. Saturn seems to snap and beats Smiley down in the corner. Smiley makes a comeback and starts dancing in the ring. The Cat and Sonny Onoo walk to the ring and Saturn turns his attention to the two men outside the ring. Saturn accidentally hits Charles Robinson and then picks Smiley up for a death valley driver. The Cat kicks Saturn from behind, and Scott Dickinson slides into the ring and makes an extremely fast count as Smiley pins Saturn for the win.

Gene Okerlund is in the ring when Nitro returns from commercial. He calls Bret Hart to the ring to join him. Schiavone says he has been told WCW officials are on the phone with the hospital and they should have an update on Flair soon. Okerlund asks Hart about the Flair situation and Hart says they are dropping like flies kind of like all the guys he has taken out. Hart says he will give Diamond Dallas Page a title shot tonight even though he is injured. Okerlund is shocked and Page’s music begins playing. Page walks out of the back and is quickly hit from behind with a chair by The Giant. The Giant destroys the “W-C-W” letters on the entrance ramp and then chokeslams Page off the set.

The Wolfpac music starts playing for the next match, but nobody walks out of the back. The camera moves backstage and Disco Inferno and Konnan have words before Konnan makes his way to the ring with a pair of Florida athletes. Stevie Ray comes out next as his opponent. Booker T walks to the ring with Stevie Ray and says he will watch his brother’s back. Konnan builds an early advantage to the delight of the crowd. Stevie Ray rolls out of the ring to regroup and gets in the face of Wade Boggs who is sitting in the front row. Stevie Ray gets back in the ring and is about to use his slapjack on Konnan. Booker T talks him out of it and Konnan slams Stevie Ray to the mat and pins him for the win.

Eric Bischoff gets in the ring after a commercial break and he looks dejected. Bischoff has a very serious tone and says Ric Flair has done a lot for the industry and it appears that he has suffered what he hopes is a mild heart attack. He says he is sorry for Flair’s family and asks for their forgiveness. Bischoff says Flair deserves a tremendous amount of credit and respect.

Gene Okerlund is on the entrance ramp after another commercial and invites Booker T back out to join him. Okerlund asks where Booker T stands today and he says his prayers go out to Flair and his family. He says his brother made his choice and he hopes it works out well for him. Stevie Ray storms out and tells Booker T he doesn’t get it and these people don’t give a darn about him. They go backstage again and a woman is in the back insisting she gets in the building to see her son. She says her son is Raven and Kanyon comes and tells her he will take her to him. The two of them leave together as Nitro goes to commercial.

Scott Hall makes his way to the ring for the next match of the night. Horace comes out second to face him. The announcers are surprised Hall is able to compete after his run in with Bam Bam Bigelow earlier in the night. Horace takes advantage of the fact that Hall is probably not at full strength. Horace puts him in a sleeper hold that drops Hall to the mat. Hall fights out of it and catches a second wind. He hits Horace with a fallaway slam and the NWO enters the ring. Hall fights them off momentarily but their numbers are too much and Billy Silverman calls for the bell. Disco Inferno runs to the ring with a red and black NWO shirt. He gets in the ring and Scott Norton hits him with a powerbomb immediately. Nitro goes to commercial with the bell ringing and Hall and Disco Inferno both down on the mat.

Van Hammer is the next wrestler to the ring. Scott Steiner comes out next with Buff Bagwell and the NWO referee at his side. Schiavone says they do not have an official word on Flair yet nor do they have an update on Page. Schiavone then brings up the odd situation with Raven’s mother as well. Steiner attacks Van Hammer from behind while Van Hammer has his attention focused on Bagwell. Steiner hangs Van Hammer upside down in the corner. He then puts him in the Steiner recliner to win the match. After the bell, Steiner says he knows the Wolfpac is in the house and he is always looking for elite athletes to take the black and white into the new millennium. He says he wants to talk to Lex Luger. Steiner says it is all about business and nothing is going to happen. Luger cautiously makes his way into the ring. Bagwell and Steiner make their case that Luger is not treated fairly in the Wolfpac. Steiner tells Luger to think about the black and white and Bagwell offers him a t-shirt. Luger gets out of the ring and walks away from them as Nitro goes to commercial.

Bam Bam Bigelow is the first man to the ring for the main event triangle match. Kevin Nash comes out second. Finally, Goldberg makes his entrance. Mickie Jay is the referee and calls for the bell. Bigelow attacks Goldberg to start the match and Nash sits back in the corner and watches it happen. Goldberg fights back and pins Bigelow, but Nash breaks the count. Nash and Bigelow double team Goldberg but Goldberg knocks both of them out of the ring. All three men exchange blows when Nash and Bigelow return to the ring. Bigelow takes Nash to the mat and then turns his attention to Goldberg. Goldberg suplexes him and then spears him. He sets Bigelow up for the jackhammer and Nash stops him from behind. Goldberg spears Nash and then knocks Bigelow out. Goldberg looks like he is going to hit Nash with a jackhammer and Scott Hall comes out and attacks Goldberg before attacking Bigelow. Mickie Jay calls for the bell. Hall and Bigelow battle on the floor while Nash and Goldberg go at it in the ring. Schiavone says they are out of time and Nitro goes off the air with both battles still happening.

Match Results:

Eddie Guerrero vs Villano V No Contest

Wrath def Al Green

Kidman vs Rey Mysterio Jr. No Contest

Barry Windham def Emery Hale

Norman Smiley def Saturn

Konnan def Stevie Ray

Scott Hall def Horace by DQ

Scott Steiner def Van Hammer

Kevin Nash vs Bam Bam Bigelow vs Goldberg No Contest

WCW Thunder December 10 1998

Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Lee Marshall are at the announce table to start this week’s episode of Thunder. They quickly move to the first match of the night which is a continuation of the feud between Bobby Duncum Jr. and Chris Jericho. Shortly after the match begins the Thunder goes to commercial. Thunder returns with a big clothesline from Duncum that sends Jericho out of the ring to recover. Jericho returns to the ring and takes the upper hand on Duncum. Jericho goes to the top rope and taunts Duncum. Duncum gets his foot up and block Jericho’s move and then hits him with a bulldog. Duncum covers him for a two count, but Jericho kicks out of the pin attempt. Konnan comes out and hits Jericho in the face with the TV Title behind the back of the referee and Duncum pins Jericho to win the opening match of the night.

They show a video package promoting the match between Ric Flair and Eric Bischoff at Starrcade. They show the words they have exchanged and the situations that have happened leading up to the match.

Glacier comes out first for the next match. Saturn comes out next as his opponent. Saturn and Glacier both land early moves on one another. Saturn slowly builds an advantage in the match. Glacier rolls out of the ring to regather himself. Sonny Onoo is at ringside cheering on Glacier as he gets back in the ring and flips the momentum in the match. Saturn goes for a death valley driver, but Glacier gets out of it. Saturn then locks in a submission hold and Onoo gets in the ring to break the hold. Charles Robinson calls for the bell and Saturn hits Onoo with a big slam and then puts him in the rings of Saturn. Glacier then tries to break the hold and Saturn gets out of the way. Glacier lands an elbow drop on Onoo. Glacier and Onoo roll out of the ring and make their way to the back.

Norman Smiley and Kaz Hayashi square off next. As the match begins, the announcers agree that Smiley has experienced more wins lately and with it he has become more confident in himself. Lee Marshall believes it is arrogance instead of confidence. Smiley dominates Hayashi in the ring. Smiley uses a version of a vertical suplex and pins Hayashi, but Smiley pulls him off the amt before the Brady Boone can finish his count. Hayashi makes a comeback with a series of kicks.

They show a replay of this past Monday night where Kevin Nash, Goldberg, and Bam Bam Bigelow all had to be separated from one another. After the replay, Sonny Onoo and The Cat make their way to the ring. They get in the ring, and The Cat makes fun of the crowd. Onoo then stops him and asks him where he was when he was getting beat up earlier. Onoo asks him if he is afraid of Saturn and The Cat tells him he shouldn’t need his help as Thunder goes to commercial.

Juventud Guerrera and Rey Mysterio Jr. face off for a title opportunity at Starrcade against Kidman. They get off to a fast start and shortly after the match begins Thunder goes to a commercial break. When Thunder returns, Mysterio is controlling the action. Damien and Hector Garza lead members of the LWO to the ring. They circle the ring as the action continues. Guerrera goes to the top rope and hits a crossbody block and pins Mysterio for a two count. They trade moves back and forth as they are very evenly matched with the LWO watching from ringside. Guerrera hits a Juvidriver that leaves both men down on the amt. Guerrera drags Mysterio closer to the corner and then goes to the top rope again. Mysterio makes it to his feet and knocks Guerrera to the turnbuckle. Mysterio hits a top rope frankensteiner and the LWO jumps into the ring to attack Mysterio. Silverman calls for the bell and the announcers question who the winner was and who will face Kidman at Starrcade. Kidman runs out to the ring and attacks the LWO before pulling Mysterio out of the ring.

They replay The Giant calling out Diamond Dallas Page for a match at Starrcade. They show the events later in the night of Page helping the Wolfpac and Scott Hall against the NWO. The next match is Booker T and Lodi. Booker T takes command on the match almost immediately. Stevie Ray enters the ring and asks Booker T what he is doing wrestling a sign boy. Lodi loads his glove while Stevie Ray yells at Booker T. Before he can use it, Stevie Ray knocks him out and the bell rings. Stevie Ray once again tells Booker T he needs to join him in the black and white and then leaves the ring as Thunder goes to commercial.

Kanyon gets in the ring after the commercial and asks the crowd who is better than himself. They promptly respond everybody is better than him. Kanyon says he is sick of hearing Raven complain. The Horsemen music starts playing and Chris Benoit makes his way to the ring for the next match of the night. Mickie Jay is the referee and gets them started. Benoit and Kanyon move to the floor and trade very physical blows back and forth. They get back in the ring and Benoit is in control of the action. Benoit continues to punish Kanyon around the ring. Benoit goes to the top rope for a diving headbutt. Kanyon gets to his feet and knocks Benoit to the mat. Raven makes his way to the ring carrying a bucket of paint. He gets in the ring and hits Benoit with it from behind. Mickie Jay calls for the bell to end the match and Raven leaves the ring. Benoit gets back to his feet and puts Kanyon in the crippler crossface anyway.

Stevie Ray, Horace Hogan, and Vincent represent the NWO black and white in the main event against the Wolfpac. Konnan and Lex Luger make their entrance second. They get in the ring and Charles Robinson asks where their third member is as Thunder goes to commercial. Stevie Ray and Luger start in the ring when Thunder returns. They trade moves back and forth until Luger gets trapped in the corner. The numbers of the NWO seem to be too much for Luger. Luger mounts a comeback and makes a tag to Konnan that changes the pace of the match. Konnan and Luger seem to be in control even being a man down in the match. Konnan and Horace knock each other to the mat with clotheslines at the same time. Luger tags into the match as Stevie Ray does the same. Luger takes Stevie Ray to the mat and then clotheslines the other two NWO members as well. Luger hits Stevie Ray for a forearm shot and calls for the torture rack. Stevie Ray uses a jawbreaker and then pulls out a slapjack. Scott Hall gets on the apron and hits Stevie Ray. Luger puts him in the torture rack and wins the match by submission.

Match Results:

Bobby Duncum Jr. def Chris Jericho

Saturn def Glacier by DQ

Rey Mysterio Jr. def Juventud Guerrera by DQ

Lodi def Booker T by DQ

Chris Benoit def Kanyon by DQ

Lex Luger/Konnan def Stevie Ray/Vincent/Horace Hogan

WCW Monday Nitro December 7 1998

The Houston Astrodome hosts WCW Monday Nitro this week. Tony Schiavone is with Mike Tenay and Larry Zbyszko at the announce table to start the show. Zbyszko leaves the table to acknowledge the crowd and the crowd erupts for Zbyszko. Schiavone says there was a closed door meeting earlier today and Mike Tenay says Goldberg has demanded a match against Bam Bam Bigelow tonight and that was the main topic of the meeting. The result of the meeting was that Goldberg will take on Bam Bam Bigelow in a non-title match due to his stipulation with Kevin Nash at Starrcade. They show footage from just before Nitro went on air. Wildcat Willie was in the ring and Scott Steiner attacked him from behind.

After a commercial break, they show footage of Hall and Nash partnering together last week to defeat Scott Steiner and Horace Hogan. Steiner then makes his way to the ring with the NWO referee. Steiner asks the crowd to give it up for Hollywood Hulk Hogan. He again reminds everyone that Hollywood Hulk Hogan made him the heir to the New World Order. He again calls out Scott Hall and Nitro goes to commercial.

The Nitro Girls perform on the entrance ramp as the announcers discuss the upcoming match between Goldberg and Bam Bam Bigelow. Kendall Windham is the first wrestler to the ring and his nameplate says “Kendell Windham.” Diamond Dallas Page comes out second for the opening match of the night. Page controls the early action in the match. The announcers are surprised Page is back in the ring so soon after taking a super chokeslam from The Giant. Page hits the diamond cutter and pins Windham to win the first match of the night.

After the match, they show a video interview of Tygress. She recounts how she got involved with the Nitro Girls. She says she hopes what shes does might rub off on someone in a good way. She says she is proud of her Puerto Rican background.

Nitro returns with a video package of Goldberg and Bam Bam Bieglow over the last couple of weeks. Norman Smiley and Prince Iaukea meet in the second match of the night. Smiley builds an advantage in the match and starts dancing for the crowd. Prince Iaukea fights back and hits a big splash off the top ropes, but only gets a two count. Smiley then puts Iaukea in a chicken wing and wins the match by submission.

After the match, Gene Okerlund is with Eddie Guerrero on the entrance ramp. Guerrero is upset at the match between Rey Mysterio Jr and Juventud Guerrera tonight, because he believes Juventud Guerrera should be the next WCW Cruiserweight Champion, not Mysterio. Guerrero says Silver King will make Mysterio pay tonight. After a commercial break, Mysterio and Silver King take each other in the next match of the night. Silver King is very physical with Mysterio as the match begins. Mysterio weathers the storm and fights back against Silver King. He hits a bulldog off the top rope and pins Silver King for the win.

The camera moves backstage where Goldberg is making his entrance into the building. Kevin Nash stops him and asks about the match tonight. Nash guarantees that match will not happen tonight. He tells Goldberg he better keep his focus on him instead of Bam Bam Bigelow. Nitro goes to commercial with the two men walking away from each other.

Nitro returns with the start of hour number two. Wrath battles The Renegade to start the second hour of the show. Scott Dickinson is the referee in the match. Wrath overpowers The Renegade early. The Renegade battles his way back into the match, but Wrath puts a quick end to his comeback attempt. Wrath hits the meltdown and pins The Renegade to end the match. They show the replay of the altercation between Nash and Goldberg before going to commercial.

Disco Inferno comes out of the back with his blockbuster announcement. He calls out K-dawg to help him with his announcement. Konnan comes out and tells him he doesn’t know what he is talking about. Konnan tells him to spit it out before he drops him on his head. Disco Inferno says Kevin Nash has told him he is in the Wolfpac now. Konnan doesn’t believe him and the NWO music starts playing. Disco Inferno says they will talk about it later because he has a match right now. Disco Inferno teams with Chavo Guerrero Jr. to take on Horace Hogan and Stevie Ray. Horace and Chavo start in the ring together. The match goes back and forth until Chavo hits a tornado DDT on Hogan and pins him in the middle of the ring. Stevie Ray breaks the count and all four men battle in the ring. The NWO hits a double team piledriver on Disco Inferno and Stevie Ray pins him for the win.

After a commercial break, Kevin Nash walks to the ring. He tells the crowd he will make it short and sweet. He says if Goldberg thinks he is running the show, he’s not. He says Goldberg signed with Kevin Nash and that’s the only match he is going to have. He says he is going in the back and putting on his gear and if Bam Bam Bigelow and Goldberg think they are going to get in the ring without him in it they are mistaken because tonight is going to be a three way dance.

Saturn walks to the ring for his next match. Sonny Onoo and The Cat come out next and The Cat says he came to Houston to beat Saturn, but he hurt his ankle so tonight is Saturn’s lucky night. Glacier is in the ring and his match against Saturn continues as Saturn is distracted by The Cat. Onoo and The Cat make their way to the ring as Glacier continues to control the action. Saturn mounts a comeback and begins to overpower Glacier. Sonny Onoo distracts the referee while The Cat interferes in the match. He accidentally kicks Glacier instead of Saturn and Scott Dickinson calls for the bell. He declares Glacier the winner because he saw The Cat attack him. Saturn hits Dickinson with a death valley driver and Nitro goes to commercial.

Lex Luger battles Emory Hale next. Luger dictates the early action. Hale lands a powerful clothesline that drops Luger to the mat. Hale shows off his strength and power and controls Luger in the ring in his Nitro debut. Luger makes his comeback and the crowd quickly gets behind him. Luger calls for the torture rack and puts in it to win the match.

Chris Jericho and Ralphus make their way to the ring next. Jericho says Ralphus wants the crowd to want him. Jericho disparages Bobby Duncum Jr. ahead of their match. Duncum makes his entrance and the crowd seems to be on his side as he is from Texas. Duncum gets off to a fast start against Jericho. Duncum controls the action and they move outside the ring. Duncum continues to hold the upper hand. They get back into the ring and Jericho makes a comeback. Jericho hits Duncum with a superplex and pins him for a two count. Duncum goes for a powerbomb, but Jericho counters it with a roll up pin and wins the match with his feet on the ropes.

They again show the replay of Nash confronting Goldberg backstage about his match tonight with Bam Bam Bigelow. The Giant then makes his way to the ring for his match against Scott Putski. The Giant chokeslams him almost immediately and pins him for the win. After the match, The Giant insults the crowd and calls out Diamond Dallas Page. He says Starccade is going to be an easy payday for his match against Page.

Arn Anderson leads Dean Malenko and Chris Benoit to the ring for their match. Raven’s music starts playing but he does not appear. The camera moves backstage and Kanyon is trying to get Raven off the ground for their match. Kanyon asks him to be there for him since he is always there for Raven. Raven refuses to get up so Kanyon walks out to the ring by himself. He tells the crowd he doesn’t care if Raven won’t come out with him. He says he is not going to wrestle tonight because he sees the odds are two against one. He then says since Arn Anderson is by the ring the odds are actually two and half against one. He then says instead he will beat one of the three of them on Thursday. He says it won’t be Anderson since he is too old and Anderson pulls out a crow bar forcing Kanyon into the ring. The Horsemen take a few shots on Kanyon before he slides out of the ring. Ric Flair and Steve McMichael walk out to join the other Horsemen with Gene Okerlund in the ring. Flair quickly calls out Eric Bischoff. He then lists numerous wrestlers who put in their blood and sweat. He says he will beat Bischoff at Starrcade. The announcers all agree they have never sen Flair so fired up for a match as Nitro goes to commercial.

Konnan makes his way to the ring when Nitro returns. Booker T comes out next as his opponent. Konnan and Booker T trade moves in the ring as the announcers are focused on the state of Ric Flair. Konnan has a slight advantage in the match as the announcers continue to talk about Starrcade and Ric Flair. Stevie Ray walks out of the back which grabs the attention of the announcers. Booker T takes the upper hand in the match and Stevie Ray gets in the ring and hits Konnan with his slapjack. Charles Robinson calls for the bell and Booker T gets in Stevie Ray’s face for costing him the TV Title. Stevie Ray says he needs to join him in the NWO and not chase the TV belt. Stevie Ray exits the ring and Nitro goes to commercial.

Scott Hall makes his way to the ring without entrance music. Once he gets in the ring, the NWO music starts but abruptly stops. Hall then takes a microphone and says he is too stupid to quit so if Steiner wants him he needs to bring it. The NWO music starts playing again and Scott Steiner marches to the ring. The announcers note the NWO referee is not with Steiner. Steiner gets in the ring and asks Hall where the referee is at. The NWO referee hops out of the back and his legs and arms are both taped together. Mickie Jay comes out and knocks the NWO referee to the ground and slides into the ring to start the match. Scott Steiner chases Mickie Jay out of the ring while Stevie Ray, Vincent, and Horace Hogan attack Hall. Lex Luger and Konnan run out to the ring to battle the NWO members on behalf of Scott Hall. The Giant enters the ring and helps take out the Wolfpac. Steiner puts Hall in the Steiner recliner again and Page enters the ring with a chair to clear out the NWO.

The Nitro Girls dance for the fans before the main event. Gene Okerlund then gets in the ring and invites Bret Hart to join him. Hart carries the U.S. Title over his shoulder into the ring. Okerlund promotes Wrestling with Shadows, a documentary about Hart as Hart continues to say he was injured last week when he won the title. They show a video package for Starrcade as they go to commercial.

When they return, Michael Buffer is in the ring. Buffer reminds the fan the title will not be on the line tonight, but Goldberg’s record will be on the line. Bam Bam Bigelow runs to the ring. As Buffer finishes Bigelow’s introduction Kevin Nash enters the ring. Buffer exits the ring and Goldberg is seen running from the back towards the ring. He gives Roger Clemens a high five on his way to the entrance ramp. Nash and Bigelow go at it in the ring before Goldberg can even get there. Goldberg finally gets in the ring and attacks Nash. Billy Silverman calls for the bell and the bell continues to ring as Goldberg and Bigelow lock up. All three men continue to battle as security guards get in the ring. Fans begin throwing trash in the ring as the security guards struggle to keep the three men away from each other and Nitro ends.

Match Results:

Diamond Dallas Page def Kendall Windham

Norman Smiley def Prince Iaukea

Rey Mysterio Jr. def Silver King

Wrath def The Renegade

Stevie Ray/Horace Hogan def Chavo Guerrero Jr./Disco inferno

Glacier def Saturn by DQ

Lex Luger def Emory Hale

Chris Jericho def Bobby Duncum Jr.

The Giant def Scott Putski

Konnan def Booker T by DQ

Goldberg vs Bam Bam Bigelow No Contest

WCW Thunder December 3 1998

Thunder comes live from Memphis, Tennessee. Tony Schiavone welcomes everyone to the sold out building. Lee Marshall and Bobby Heenan join Schiavone as he recaps recent happenings. He touches on Konnan begin the TV Champion, Bret Hart being the U.S. Champion. Hollywood Hogan’s retirement to run for presidency, and Scott Steiner being the leader of the NWO now. They show a video package highlighting Hogan’s career in WCW. It starts with is first press conference with Ted Turner and Ric Flair announcing his arrival in WCW and a match with Flair at Bash at the Beach. The video covers his movie and television career. It then moves into his turn on the WCW and the formation of the NWO. It ends with Hogan’s newest journey, the quest to become the next President Of The United States.

Nitro returns with a recap of the happening between Hall and Nash on WCW Monday Nitro. Hall found himself in need of a partner against Scott Steiner and Horace Hogan. Nash volunteered to be his partner and Hall and Nash secured the win. Scott Steiner then makes his way to the ring with the NWO referee. Steiner again tells everyone he is the new leader of the New World Order. He says Elvis Presley was a ladies man, he himself has always been a man of the night. He tells everyone that Hollywood Hulk Hogan has retired but he passed the torch on to him. He says the NWO will now take on more of his attitude and his personality. He calls out Scott Hall and tells him he is out of line, out of order, and out of the New World Order. He tells Hall to be afraid tonight because he is going to finish the job.

Eddie Guerrero and his bodyguard make their way to the ring for Guerrero’s match against Ciclope. Guerrero quickly asserts his dominance in the match. He toys with Ciclope and sets him up for the frog splash. He gets off the turnbuckle and motions for the LWO to come out. He then says something to referee Billy Silverman and he calls for the bell to end the math. The LWO enters the ring and Guerrero offers Ciclope an LWO t-shirt. Ciclope puts on the t-shirt and joins the LWO.

They show replays of the match between Diamond Dallas Page and Bret Hart on Nitro where Hart won the U.S. Title. The Renegade makes his way to the ring for the next match of the night. The Giant comes out next. The Renegade jumps to fast start, but The Giant quickly places The Renegade on the top turnbuckle and then chokeslams him as Schiavone calls it a super chokeslam. The Giant pins him to win a very short match. After the bell, The Giant calls out Diamond Dallas Page. Page comes through the crowd and enters the ring with a chair. He knocks The Giant out of the ring with the chair as Thunder goes to commercial.

Chavo Guerrero Jr.and Mike Enos face off next. Mike Enos lifts Guerrero in a gorilla press and seemingly celebrates an early victory. Guerrero slips out of it and takes the upper hand in the match. They move outside the ring and Enos regains control of the match. They return to the ring and Enos controls the action. Enos hits a fallaway slam off the ropes and pins Guerrero, but then pulls him off the mat to continue the match. Guerrero gets a surprise pin attempt and completes a three count to win the match, even though Enos dominated almost the entire match.

Villano V and Rey Mysterio Jr. do battle next. Mysterio uses some high flying moves to establish the upper hand in the match. Villano V uses his size advantage to work his way back into the match. Mysterio goes back to the high flying moves and picks up the victory in the match. Tony Schiavone stops him to ask him about the LWO and Guerrero’s efforts to prevent him from getting a WCW Cruiserweight Title Shot. Guerrero leads the LWO out of the back before Mysterio can answer and Guerrero says he is the leader of the LWO and he chooses who will be the the Cruiserweight Champion and he picks Juventud Guerrera. Schiavone then announces next week, a match has been signed between Mysterio and Guerrera and the winner of that match will get a title opportunity at Starrcade.

Thunder comes back from commercial with the highlights of the contract signing between Goldberg and Kevin Nash from this past Monday on Nitro. Mike Tenay joins the broadcast for the next match. Schiavone asks how his voice is doing after his bout with laryngitis and he says he is fine now. Wrath takes on the two time Olympian bobsledder Chip Minton. Wrath quickly shows of his strength and power against Minton. The move to the floor where Wrath really asserts his control of the action. Wrath hits him with the meltdown and pins him for the win.

Raven and Kanyon walk to the ring next. Kanyon asks the crowd “Who’s not better than Kanyon?” The crowd responds “Everybody” and Kanyon celebrates that he tricked the crowd. The Horsemen music begins playing and Arn Anderson leads Chris Benoit and Steve McMichael out to the ring for their tag team match. Kanyon and Benoit start the match in the ring while Raven stands in his corner looking completely disinterested. The match quickly becomes a handicap match as Raven has no interested in entering the match. Kanyon takes on both Benoit and McMichael and holds his own against them. Kanyon makes a tag to Raven and Raven leaves the ring. Mickie Jay calls for the bell and declares McMichael and Benoit the winners by count out. The Horsemen don’t like the decision, but take the win.

They replay the ending of the Konnan match against Chris Jericho on Monday Nitro where he defeated Jericho to win the TV Title. They show Konnan’s music video again and go to another commercial.

Disco Inferno dances out to the ring. He tells the crowd he has a major announcement coming on Nitro next week. He then says he saw Konnan’s music video, but he wishes WCW would do one for him. He says Konnan’s was good, but hopefully next time they can do one together and it will be better with disco music. The Wolfpac music hits and Konnan makes his entrance with the TV Title around his waist. Konnan gets off to a very aggressive start. Tenay says major record labels are vying for Konnan to release a full CD and because of the success of his first music video there will be a second one. Konnan and Disco Inferno trade moves back and forth as they are very evenly matched. Konnan puts Disco Inferno in the tequila sunrise and wins the match by submission.

Scott Steiner makes his way to the ring with the NWO referee for the next match. Scott Hall comes out second for the main event. The NWO referee as always is clearly on the side of Steiner. Steiner tosses Hall out of the ring and punishes Hall outside of the ring. As they return to the ring, Steiner continues to hold the advantage. Steiner puts Hall in a sleeper hold and Hall begins to fade. Hall counters it and puts a sleeper hold on Steiner. Steiner fights out of it with a belly to back suplex. Both men are slow to their feet, but Hall looks to be in better shape when the action resumes. Hall slams Steiner to the mat and pins Steiner for an extremely slow two count. Hall hits a bulldog off the ropes and pins him again for another extremely slow two count. Hall goes for the Outsider’s edge and the NWO referee helps Steiner out of it. Hall instead hits the NWO referee with the Outsider’s edge. Steiner clotheslines Hall and then puts him in the Steiner recliner. The referee is out and Steiner holds the move as Thunder goes off air.

Match Results:

Eddie Guerrero vs Ciclope No Contest

The Giant def The Renegade

Chavo Guerrero Jr. def Mike Enos

Rey Mysterio Jr def Villano V

Wrath def Chip Minton

Chris Benoit/Steve McMichael def Raven/Kanyon

Konnan def Disco Inferno

Scott Steiner vs Scott Hall No Contest

WCW Monday Nitro November 30 1998

Tony Schiavone welcomes everyone to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Schiavone says the wrestling world is reeling from the announcement Hollywood Hogan made on the Tonight Show Thanksgiving night. He is retiring from professional wrestling to make a full time run at President of the United States. The Nitro Girls are dancing in the ring and Larry Zbyszko joins Schiavone at the announce table. Mike Tenay is absent this week as Schiavone says he is under the weather. The NWO music starts playing as Nitro goes to commercial. When Nitro returns a pair of limousines pull up to the building. The Giant leads the NWO out of the limousines and they all look to be down as they make their way into the building. They get in the ring and Eric Bischoff introduces the heir apparent to NWO Hollywood, Scott Steiner. Steiner asks the everyone to bow their head for the greatest champion in the history of the sport, Hulk Hogan. Steiner says Hulk Hogan made him the new leaders of the NWO black and white. He says he now has the largest arms in the world. He says after talking to Hollywood Hogan this morning their first order of business is taking care of someone who left the NWO. He says Scott Hall is their first order of business and tonight they will make him pay. He says he has Horace Hogan as his partner and tells Hall to find a partner for tonight.

After a commercial break, Konnan makes his way to the ring and gets the crowd fired up. Chris Jericho comes out second for the opening match of the night. Jericho gets the first offensive moves in the match. Konnan lands his own offensive attack as they are very evenly matched early on in the match. They move outside the ring and Jericho takes control of the action. As they return to the ring Jericho takes his time with a top rope move, and Konnan gets his foot up to block the move. Konnan drops Jericho to the mat with a powerful clothesline and then bridges a suplex into a pin, but only gets a two count. Jericho makes a comeback and puts on the liontamer, but Konnan reaches the ropes. Mickie Jay taps Jericho to break the hold and Jericho thinks he won the match. He swing the title at Konnan when he realizes the match is not over, but Konnan ducks out of the way and slams Jericho face first into the title and pins him for the win. Lex Luger and Kevin Nash both come out to celebrate with Jericho.

Nitro returns from commercial with Konnan’s music video. Gene Okerlund is then in the ring and invites Ric Flair out to join him. Flair makes his way to the ring to a loud ovation from the crowd. Flair says he is disappointed in Barry Windham. He then calls out Eric Bischoff and says he wants to fight him here tonight. Flair is extremely fired up for a battle with Bischoff as Nitro goes to commercial.

Scott Hall makes his way to the ring wearing an Outsiders t-shirt. He says he heard Scott Steiner and the NWO say they wanted to beat him up. He says he doesn’t have any friends so he will certainly take the fight on his own. Kevin Nash walks out of the back and wave at Hall from the entrance ramp. Nash says they haven’t seen eye to eye in quite some time but if he needs someone to be his partner he will be his Huckleberry and then walks away.

The next match of the night features Scott Armstrong and Steve Armstrong taking on Raven and Kanyon. Raven does not seem to be interested in the match in any way. Kanyon tries to get him out of the corner but Raven continues to sit slouched in the corner. He starts to explain his childhood and Kanyon cuts him off and tells him everyone has heard his story for two years now. The match starts with Raven still slumped over in the corer of the ring. Raven gets to his feet and stares Kanyon i the eyes. Raven then gets out of the ring and walks to the back. Kanyon hits a flatliner, but then gets rolled up from behind by Scott Armstrong while he was looking for Raven. Armstrong gets a three count to win the match.

Nitro returns with the start of hour number two. Gene Okerlund introduces Bret Hart to join him in the ring. Okerlund says it was one year ago tonight that Bret Hart arrived in World Championship Wrestling. Okerlund also says Hart has made some comments about being hurt. Hart says he has been really hurt. He says Dean Malenko tried to rupture his groin. Okerlund says the groin injury won’t keep him out of the ring and Hart says he has doctors in the back that say it can’t be done. Diamond Dallas Page makes his way through the crowd and enters the ring. Page questions him not wrestling tonight and Hart says it’s the doctors not him. Hart and Page then agree to a no DQ match with a guaranteed winner. They show the replay of Page attacking Hart last week on Nitro.

Eddie Guerrero makes his way to the ring for a WCW Cruiserweight Title match against Kidman. Kidman makes his entrance second and the crowd is clearly on the side of Kidman. Schiavone says Guerrero defeated Kidman on WCW Saturday Night in a non title match. Kidman gets off to a fast and aggressive start against Guerrero. They move outside the ring and Guerrero takes control of the action. Nitro goes to commercial with Guerrero in command. They return and Schiavone says Guerrero has held control all through the commercial break. Kidman makes a comeback and picks Guerrero up onto the top turnbuckle. Charles Robinson gets hit by Guerrero’s feet and falls out of the ring. Kidman uses a top rope frankensteiner and then goes to the top rope while Robinson is down on the floor. Kidman jumps off the ropes and hits Juventud Guerrera who ran out to the apron. Rey Mysterio uses a springboard drop kick on Guerrero from behind. Kidman hits a shooting star press and pins Guerrero. Mysterio rolls Robinson back into the ring and he starts making a count. The bell rings before Robinson makes the three count, but Kidman gets the win.

Eric Bischoff and Barry Windham are in the ring and Bischoff says it is great to see Barry again. Bischoff calls Dean Malenko out to the ring. Malenko walks out of the back and is joined by Arn Anderson, Chris Benoit, and Steve McMichael. Malenko then walks to the ring by himself. Bischoff tells Malenko he will give Ric Flair the opportunity to get in the ring with himself if he can beat Barry Windham. Malenko agrees to the match. Bischoff then introduces the special referee for the match, Dusty Rhodes. Rhodes walks out of the back wearing an NWO t-shirt and a leather jacket. Rhodes says he will make this a great contest and call it down the middle. He says may the best man win as he looks right at Barry Windham.

Wrath takes on Jerry Lynn in the next match. The match lasts a few seconds before Wrath hits Bobby Blaze with a meltdown for the victory.

Nitro returns from commercial with Bam Bam Bigelow sitting in the crowd. He says he bought a ticket and they can’t remove him. The Cat and Sonny Onoo make their way to the ring for The Cat’s next match. The Cat asks for someone to come out and fight him. Saturn answers the call and walks to the ring. The Cat tells Saturn he was taught as a black belt to protect the weak and he is going to protect Saturn by leaving the ring. Saturn tells him that sounds like an excuse. The Cat tells him if he can beat Sonny he will give him the match and Onoo does not like that response. The bell rings and Saturn slams Onoo to the mat. He pins him, but The Cat pulls Scott Dickinson out of the ring before he can finish his count. Glacier enters the ring and hits Saturn with a cryonic kick. He then places Onoo on top of Saturn and leaves the ring. Dickinson returns to the ring to make the count, but Saturn kicks out at two. The Cat then gets on the apron and distracts Dickinson while he tosses Onoo a chair. Saturn picks Onoo up for a death valley driver and Onoo stuff the chain in Saturn’s pants. Dickinson makes a three count and raises Saturn’s arm until he sees the chain hanging out of his pants. Dickinson reverses his decision and declares Onoo the winner.

Goldberg makes his way to the ring for his contract signing. Gene Okerlund and Terry Taylor are in the ring waiting for him. Bam Bam Bigelow is in the front row yelling that it should be his contract. Kevin Nash is introduced next for the contract signing. Konnan and Lex Luger join him to the ring. Okerlund says the contract stipulates that Goldberg will not defend the title between now and the match against Kevin Nash at Starrcade. As soon as both sides sign it, Bam Bam Bigelow jumps the guardrail, but he is quickly stopped by dozens of security guards and police officers. He is escorted out of the building.

Booker T and Mike Enos start hour three of the show in the ring. They are evenly matched early in the match as the announcers discuss the stipulation of the Nash and Goldberg match. Booker T slowly builds an advantage as the match goes on. He his Enos with a sidewalk slam and pins him to end the match.

The cameras move outside where Bam Bam Bigelow is leading a Goldberg chant with fans. Bigelow is waiting for Goldberg continuing to call him out as Nitro goes to commercial.

The next match of the night is Lex Luger and Brian Adams. Schiavone says Mike Tenay has laryngitis, but last night he was able to host a great event on behalf of Mark Curtis, who has been diagnosed with cancer and hasn’t been able to referee for the past few months. Bobby Heenan says Curtis told him it would be a couple months and he would be back in the ring. Vincent is ringside with Brian Adams. As the match begins, Bobby Heenan says he will not be voting in the next election since Hogan could become president, he will have his Canadian citizenship by then. The announcers continue to talk about Hogan as Adams controls the action in the ring. Luger makes a comeback with a pair of clotheslines and then calls for his forearm shot. He lands it, but Adams falls into referee Mickie Jay. Vincent gets in the ring and attacks Luger from behind. Adams grabs a chair and hits Luger with it. Vincent and Adams double team Luger with a piledriver on the chair. Adams then wakes up Mickie Jay and covers Luger for a two count before Luger kicks out.. Adams argues the count with Mickie Jay and Luger rolls Adams up from behind, but Adams kicks out as well. Luger puts Adams in the torture rack and wins by submission.

Dean Malenko challenges Barry Windham next with Dusty Rhodes as the special guest referee. Rhodes is clearly calling the match in favor of Windham. Malenko continues to battle even though he is clearly outnumbered in the ring with Rhodes on the side of Windham. Windham begins to target Malenko’s injured knee. Windham corners Malenko with repeated punches. Rhodes pulls Windham off of him and then calls for the bell. He raises Malenko’s hand and then taunts Windham in the ring. Bischoff runs out and asks Rhodes what he is doing. Rhodes continues to walk away from the ring. Bischoff yells out that Rhodes is fired and sends Windham after him. Malenko and the rest of the Four Horsemen attack Windham and then turn their attention to Bischoff. The NWO comes out and they are able to take Bischoff from the ring and to the back without incident.

Scott Steiner and Horace Hogan square off against Kevin Nash and Scott Hall. The NWO referee is in the ring since WCW officials will not call a match that involves Scott Steiner. As the match begins, Schiavone announces the legal team has announced Eric Bischoff is required to wrestle Ric Flair at Starrcade. Scott Hall takes the upper hand in the match and bulldogs Scott Steiner. He pins him for a very slow two count. Steiner then lands a low blow on Hall that flips the momentum of the match. All four men enter the ring and Nash takes out both NWO members. Hall hits Horace in the Outsider’s Edge and pins him, but the referee will not start a count. Nash implores him to count, but he still does not do it. Nash hits him with a jackknife powerbomb and Billy Silverman runs out to the ring to make a three count and calls for the bell.

Nitro comes back from commercial with police officers chasing after Goldberg. Goldberg runs outside of the building and engages with Bam Bam Bigelow in the parking lot. The battle through the parking lot until security guards once again separate the two men. Goldberg and Bigelow fight through the security guards and go at it again as Nitro goes to commercial.

Bret Hart and Diamond Dallas Page are in the feature event of the night. Schiavone questions the groin injury of Hart as the match begins. Page starts to targeting the groin of Hart. He wraps his legs around the ring post and puts in the figure four. The Giant runs out and pulls Page off of Hart and then tosses him into the ring. the Giant gets in and chokeslams him. Since it is a no disqualifications match, there is nothing Charles Robinson can do but watch. Hart pulls Page off the mat and The Giant chokeslams him again. Hart puts Page in the sharpshooter and Charles Robinson raises Page’s arm three times and then calls for the bell as Page is out in the middle of the ring. Robinson hands Hart the U.S. Title with a disappointed look on his face.

Match Results:

Konnan def Chris Jericho

Scott Armstrong/Steve Armstrong def Saturn/Raven

Kidman def Eddie Guerrero

Wrath def Bobby Blaze

Sonny Onoo def Saturn

Booker T def Mike Enos

Lex Luger def Brian Adams

Dean Malenko def Barry Windham

Kevin Nash/Scott Hall def Scott Steiner/Horace Hogan

Bret Hart def Diamond Dallas Page

WCW Monday Nitro November 23 1998

Nitro comes live from Grand Rapids with the Nitro Girls in the ring to start the show. Mike Tenay and Larry Zbyszko are with Tony Schiavone at the announce table as Schiavone announces Kevin Nash won the 60 man battle royal last night. Schiavone says Hollywood Hogan was not at World War 3, but he will be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday with an announcement. They show a few photos from the 60 man battle royal and explain that Kevin Nash dominated his ring, Bam Bam Bigelow came through the crowd and entered the final ring, but was quickly expelled from the ring by the wrestlers. Goldberg came out and battled Bigelow on the floor and eventually Kevin Nash won the event.

Mike Enos walks to the ring ahead of the first match of the night. Lex Luger comes out next as his opponent. Enos and Luger lock up in the ring with Scott Dickinson calling the action. Luger overpowers Enos to the delight of the crowd. Enos rolls out of the ring to regroup. It seems to work as he catches a second wind when he returns to the ring. The fans will Luger to a comeback of his own. He superplexes Enos off the ropes and pins him but only gets a two count. Luger powerslams Enos and then puts him in the torture rack to win the match.

After a commercial break, Gene Okerlund is on the entrance ramp and invites Billy Kidman out to join him as the new WCW Cruiserweight Champion again. He asks Kidman about the title match and Kidman says he wants to bring out Rey Mysterio Jr. because he has something to tell him. Mysterio comes out the applause of the crowd. Kidman tells Mysterio he helped him last night and since he quit the LWO he will give him a shot at the belt tonight. Mysterio thanks him for the title shot and thanks Kidman for the great match last night. They shake hands and go their separate ways. Eddie Guerrero and his bodyguard stop Mysterio and walks back to Okerlund. Guerrero pulls out a contract that legal binds him to the LWO. Guerrero tells him Mysterio that since he has so much love and respect for him, he will give him another opportunity and hands him another LWO t-shirt. Okerlund calls the shirt a 6XL. Mysterio puts it on and walks away with Guerrero and his body guard.

Chris Benoit and Norman Smiley face off next. Mickie Jay calls for the opening bell and Benoit takes the first advantage of the match. Smiley lands a move and then starts dancing in the ring. Benoit seems to be even more aggressive towards Smiley. Benoit lands three rolling German suplexes in a row and goes to the top turnbuckle. He connects with a diving headbutt and puts Smiley in the crippler crossface to win the match by submission.

They show some more pictures from World War 3 last night ending with Nash winning the battle royal. The Wolfpac music starts playing in the arena and Luger leads Kevin Nash and Konnan to the ring. They take turns on the microphone congratulating Kevin Nash for winning the battle royal and Nash gladly says he’s next.

Tokyo Magnum makes his entrance for his match against Kanyon. Kanyon’s music tarts playing but he does not make his entrance a camera moves backstage where Kanyon is in a conversation with Raven. Raven refuses to walk to the ring with him and Kanyon finally walks to the ring by himself to get the match started. Tokyo Magnum gets off to a fast start after the opening bell. Kanyon fights off the onslaught and pins Tokyo Magnum in a quick match that was dominated by Tokyo Magnum.

Glacier makes his entrance with blue lights and snow falling in the arena. Schiavone reminds everyone the encore presentation of World War 3 will air tomorrow night. He again tells everyone that Hollywood Hogan was not there, but he will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday night. Bobby Duncum Jr. makes his way to the ring for his match against Glacier. Once the match begins, Bobby Duncum overpowers Glacier. Glacier recovers and mounts a comeback against Duncum. Duncum quickly ends the comeback with a powerful clothesline. He scoop slams Glacier and then lands an elbow off the ropes for a two count. Duncum grabs his bull rope and Billy Silverman wrestles it away from him. He then uses a full nelson face first slam to pin Glacier for the win.

After a commercial break, The Giant joins Gene Okerlund in the ring. Okerlund asks him about being eliminated last night. The Giant says Kevin Nash knew the man to beat was him and he knew he had to get him out of the ring and he did. The Giant challenges Goldberg to a match tonight so Nash will have to face him for the belt instead of Goldberg. Okerlund says that is one way to get to Nash, but he doesn’t know if Goldberg will accept that challenge and Nitro goes to commercial.

Silver King wrestles Saturn after the commercial break. Saturn gets in the ring and calls out The Cat. He tells him he is half the man he says he is and wants to battle him face to face. Scott Dickinson then calls for the bell and Saturn quickly takes out his frustrations against Silver King. Silver King uses a variety of acrobatic moves to work his way back into the match. Schiavone questions why Silver King is not a member of the LWO. Saturn scoop slams Silver King and lands a leg drop. Saturn uses a variety of kicks and then kicks Silver King out of the ring. The Cat and Sonny Onoo walk out of the back and The Cat tells Saturn he just got beat up by Sonny Onoo so how would he do against himself. The matches continues in the ring and Saturn hits a death valley driver to pin Silver King. Saturn quickly runs to the back and The Cat and Onoo both run away from him as Nitro goes to commercial.

Nitro returns with the announcement that Goldberg has accepted The Giant’s challenge for a match here tonight. Rey Mysterio Jr. challenges Kidman for the WCW Cruiserweight Title next. The match gets off to a fast start from both sides and the wrestle to an early stalemate. Mysterio lands a senton splash on Kidman outside the ring. Kidman clotheslines Mysterio to the mat and pins him for a two count. Both men are starting to tire but keep going at it. Mysterio goes to the top ropes, but Kidman knocks him down to the turnbuckle. Kidman gets on the ropes with him, and Mysterio powerbombs Kidman to the mat. Kidman hits Mysterio with a bulldog off the ropes and then goes to the top rope himself. Mysterio gets to his feet and meets Kidman on the top turnbuckle with a superplex. Both men are slwo to their feet. Mysterio goes for a springboard hurricanrana, but Kidman counters it into a powerbomb. Eddie Guerrero and Juventud Guerrera make their way to the ring. Kidman turns his attention to Guerrero. Guerrera gets in the ring and hits Mysterio with a Juvidriver. Kidman returns to the ring and hits a shooting star press to pin Mysterio.

Eric Bischoff tells Gene Okerlund that for better or worse he is the boss and Scott Hall found that out the hard way last night. He then says it is time for him and Ric Flair to settle their differences and calls Flair out to the ring. Flair gets in the ring and thanks Bischoff for the chance to stand eye to eye with him. Bischoff says he deserves the opportunity and it’s time to put an end to everything. Bischoff says contractually he runs the company and even Flair has to admit that. Flair acknowledges that even a man like Ted Turner makes a few mistakes along the way and Bischoff is one of them. Bischoff tells Flair he has no authority to hire or fire anyone and Bischoff asks Barry Windham to the ring. Windham runs out and joins them in the ring. Bischoff tells Flair that he has a future in WCW, but the man standing to his right is the same man that is going to look Flair in the eye and drop him to the mat. Flair tells Bischoff Windham is talent and he was a Horsemen once before and if he wants to be he can be again. Bischoff tells Flair he has the power and then sucker punches Flair. Flair attacks Bischoff until Barry Windham attacks Flair from behind. Windham controls Flair in the ring as Bischoff watches. Windham holds Flair for Bischoff to kick him repeatedly. They continue to double team him until the Horsemen run to the ring. Before they can make it to the ring the NWO attack them from behind. Windham and Bischoff leave the ring together and Nitro goes to commercial.

They show more pictures from last night when they return. They recap the Konnan match against Stevie Ray including, Booker T coming out to check on his brother. Back live in the arena, Konnan takes on Booker T. They are very evenly matched early. Stevie Ray walks out to the ring and hits Konnan from behind with a slapjack. Billy Silverman calls for the bell to end the match. Booker T confronts Stevie Ray and tells him to stay out of his business.

Gene Okerlund calls Bret Hart to the ring. He asks him about his match last night and Hart says he should be the United States Champion right now. The fans start booing him. Hart calls Page’s victory last night cheap and calls him a punk. Hart asks for a rematch and says he will make a point with every match he has until Page has the guts to defend the title against him one more time.

Kevin Nash takes on Wrath in the next match. Wrath dominates the early action and drops Nash to the mat with a boot to the face, Wrath then drop kicks Nash out of the ring. Nash takes his time to return to the ring. He gets back in the ring and seems to take the advantage over Wrath. Wrath uses a belly to back suplex and then goes to the top rope. He uses a flying clothesline off the ropes to pin Nash, but only gets a two count. Nash comes back with a big boot of his own and calls for the jackknife powerbomb. He hits on Wrath and pins him to win the match. Bobby Heenan says that’s the end of Wrath’s streak. Mike Tenay says he has now ended one winning streak and asks if he will end Goldberg’s streak next.

Chris Jericho talks to Gene Okerlund in the ring next and says he feels betrayed by the Jerichoholcis. He says they are not cheering enough and they have forgotten that he is better than all of them. Bobby Duncum Jr. leads Ralphus out of the back and hogties him in the aisle way. Jericho leaves the ring to save his bodyguard.

Jericho attempts to untie Ralphus as Scott Hall makes his entrance. Jericho runs away and Hall gives Ralphus a little kick on his way to the ring. Hall gets in the ring and says after two and half years of surveying, tonight will be the final survey. He says he knows everybody is there to see the NWO and he knows their are two sides. The black and white express which told him last night that he is out. He says he thought he started the black and white all by himself so if he is by himself again he likes it. He then says the other side is the red and black. He says Nash told him he has to prove some things to him but he thinks he only needs to prove things to himself and he is going to start with Alex Wright. Wright makes his entrance and demands respect from the crowd and Scott Hall. They quickly move outside the ring and Wright holds the upper hand over Hall. They get back in the ring and Wright lands a big missile drop kick off the ropes. Hall uses a fallaway slam and follows it up with the Outsider’s edge. He pins Wright to win the match.

Nitro returns with the entrance of dean Malenko. He limps to the ring after his dust up with the NWO earlier in the night. Bret Hart comes out next for his match against the hobbled Malenko. Charles Robinson gets the match started and Hart immediately targets Malenko’s injured knee. Malenko can barely defend himself as Hart continues his offensive attack. Malenko finds a way to fight back, but Hart still has the upper hand. They go to commercial, but Schiavone tells everyone the tapes machines are rolling. Nitro returns with Malenko holding his own as best as he can. They move outside the ring and Malenko controls the action before rolling Hart back into the ring. They continue to battle back and forth. Malenko attempts to put Hart in the Texas cloverleaf, but Hart makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Malenko drags Hart to the middle of the ring and attempts another cloverleaf, but Hart fights out of it. They spill outside the ring again and Hart grabs a chair. Malenko attacks Hart from behind before he can use it and forces Hart back inside the ring. Malenko tosses the chair in the ring and then lands a missile drop kick on Hart. Both men are slow to get up, but Malenko covers Hart for a two count. Hart wraps Malenkos leg around the ringpost and then uses a neckbreaker on the chair in the ring. Charles Robinson calls for the bell and Hart puts Malenko’s knee in the chair. Diamond Dallas Page comes from the stands and Hart attacks him with the chair. The bell continues to ring as Hart continues to use the chair on Page. Page fights off Hart and Hart retreats to the back as Nitro goes to commercial.

Goldberg makes his entrance as Nitro returns. The Giant is in the ring waiting for him. The action starts quickly almost before Michael Buffer can get out of the ring. Mickie Jay is the referee for the match and Mike Tenay says the stipulation of the match is there must be a winner. The Giant quickly chokeslams Goldberg and pins him, but Goldberg kicks out after a two count. Goldberg gets to his feet and spears The Giant. The fans erupt and Goldberg picks Goldberg up off the mat. He hits him with a jackhammer and pins him in the middle of the ring. Bam Bam Bigelow runs into the ring and attacks Goldberg from behind. Security guards quickly enter the ring followed by police officers. They again separate the two men and escort Bam Bam Bigelow away from the ring. Kevin Nash then enters the ring. He charges at Goldberg through the security guards and now they separate Goldberg and Nash.

Match Results:

Lex Luger def Mike Enos

Chris Benoit def Norman Smiley

Kanyon def Tokyo Magnum

Bobby Duncum Jr. def Glacier

Saturn def Silver King

Kidman def Rey Mysterio Jr.

Konnan def Booker T by DQ

Kevin Nash def Wrath

Scott Hall def Alex Wright

Dean Malenko def Bret Hart by DQ

Goldberg def The Giant