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Chairshot Classics: WCW Monday Nitro, Episode 11

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WCW Monday Nitro

We are smack dab in the middle of the fallout from Halloween Havoc and the build to World War 3 in WCW. The world heavyweight championship will be awarded to the winner of the 60 man, 3 ring battle royal.

WCW Monday Nitro, Episode 11
Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida
Aired November 13, 1995 (recorded November 6, 1995)

We kick off at commentary with the usual team of Eric Bischoff, Bobby Hennan and Mongo McMichael. I don’t think I’ve asked this yet, but what is the deal with Mongo and the dog? I don’t believe it’s been explained on Nitro at all. Discussion about the upcoming World War 3 is had before we are sent to a segment with Hulk Hogan in a mask and a black robe. Some sort of executioner angle? He says every member of the Dungeon of Doom fears the Hulkster and that the prayers and vitamins are immortal. He is very sure that Randy Savage is beating Meng tonight and will bring him Meng’s head. He’s also concerned about Sting. He’s not sure if he’s on the side of Hulk or the Dungeon of Doom. Hulk discloses his plan to take down the members of the Dungeon one by one after finding out if Sting is on his side or not.

Meng vs Macho Man Randy Savage

Macho Man is introduced as being from the dark side of Venice Beach. They are really pushing Hogan and Savage being on the dark side. Savage attacks Meng from behind to start the match while he was waiting for Randy to make his entrance. After a distraction from Kevin Sullivan, Meng takes control. Jimmy Hart joins Kevin Sullivan at ringside and the commentary team(especially Bischoff) talk about how much of a low life Hart is. Meng sticks Savage in the corner and works him over with chops and kicks before going to the top and missing a flying headbutt. Savage hits the big elbow drop and wins but is quickly attacked by The Shark, Kevin Sullivan and Lex Luger. They work over Randy’s arm exclusively before the commercial break.

Winner: Randy Savage via pinfall

Kensuki Sasaki vs Chris Benoit

Benoit attacks immediately before the bell and tries to use some agility but Sasaki uses power to negate the advantage. Sasaki hits a snap suplex and snap powerslam before various strikes and a running bulldog. Kensuki hits a snapmare followed by a rear chin lock. He goes for a pop up powerslam but Benoit reverses and hits two german suplexes and a dragon suplex with a bridge to score the pinfall victory. Short matches and Chris Benoit just don’t mix well for me. I know this is early in his career but I want more.

Winner: Chris Benoit via pinfall

WCW United States Championship
Johnny B. Badd (c) vs Eddie Guerrero

Johnny is in control early with a tilt a whirl backbreaker, but his second attempt is countered into a head scissor by Eddie. Johnny fights back and hits a slingshot leg drop from the apron to the inside for a near fall. Eddie walks the rope for a nice springboard lucha hurricanrana takedown. Badd counters a superplex attempt and hits a sunset flip from the second rope nearly half way across the ring, amazing athleticism. There are some pinfall attempts both ways but the ones by Badd just look sloppy to me. I know he wasn’t great in the ring, but these are slow motion in transition. Gurrero is sent outside and Badd comes out with a somersault plancha. Eddie gets into control with 2 minutes left in the match–wait, there’s a time limit?–with a belly to back suplex and slingshot senton. Johnny hits a tombstone piledriver and Eddie kicks out at 2! Subtle shot across the bow of WWF and The Undertaker? Eddie hits a tornado DDT but gets only a near fall. A double cross body attempt takes us down to the time limit and we have a draw. This was a fun match that deserved more time and a definitive finish. Both guys are fired up after the match but shake hands.

Winner: Draw after 10 minute time limit

Hulk Hogan will be on Nitro next week and he wants a shot at Sting for some reason. I didn’t think Hogan knew who’s side he was on? Mean Gene Okerlund is joined in the ring with Jimmy Hart, Kevin Sullivan and The Giant. Gene takes Hart to task for selling out Hulk, but Hart defends the move as being intelligent. Sullivan talks about beating Hulk Hogan and how at World War 3, The Giant will be victorious once again. The Giant talks about ending Hulkamania as Sullivan collapses and convulses in the ring for reasons that aren’t explained.

Dean Malenko vs Sting

Sting tries the power game early, but Dean takes control targeting the leg with kicks and submission holds. Sting starts a comeback, but Malenko goes right back to a dropkick to the knee. Sting doesn’t seem to be selling the damage to his leg. Dean shoots Sting into the corner and hits a textbook rebound german suplex with bridge for a near fall. So great, watch this episode just for that. He cinches the waist in the perfect position, pops the hips and plants the toes on the bridge. Sting misses a corner splash and Malenko capitalizes with a top rope missile dropkick. Dean looks for the Texas Cloverleaf but Sting counters it into an inside cradle for the victory. Not a bad match, Sting started selling the leg damage finally after the bell.

Winner: Sting via pinfall

Mean Gene is in the ring to talk to the Stinger. Gene tells Sting that Hulk wants a one on one match. Sting claims he has nothing against Hogan and that he never expected Hogan to come after him. Sting says he is a big dog here at WCW despite what Hogan said about him. Sting says he is looking forward to the match, and that he has nothing to hide.

Back at commentary, they talk about Sting walked out on the match, but they don’t know why. Hennan talks about Hogan being paranoid and scared, it seems 100% accurate to me.

Overall Thoughts

An interesting episode here with some good matches. One thing I always hear about WCW is how great their undercard was. They have great talent there at this point (Malenko, Guerrero, Benoit, etc), but I haven’t seen a whole lot of story development outside of Hulk Hogan’s storyline. Now, I know that Nitro is only 1 hour long at this point, but I feel a little cheated out of some stories. Maybe I’m just not far enough into the run of WCW Nitro, but I’m not giving up!!!!!


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Attitude Of Aggression #292- The Big Five Project: King of the Ring ’93

The Big Four Project becomes the Big Five Project as the guys cover King of the Ring ’93 and Bret Hart’s fantastic run to the crown!

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The Big Four Project officially becomes the Big Five Project here on Episode 292. It’s the Attitude Of Aggression and it is time to return for another installment in the chronological analysis, review, and discussion about WWE’s now Big Five PPVs/ Premium Live Events. On this Episode, the guys cover King of the Ring ’93. In the wake of the disaster that was WrestleMania IX, WWE rebounded in a huge way with the first ever PPV version of the King of the Ring Tournament. After being screwed out of his title in Las Vegas, Bret “Hitman” Hart would complete a legendary hat-trick en route to becoming the first, and only, back-to-back KOTR winner. The guys cover all that, including a watch along of the epic Semi-Final match between Bret Hart and Mr. Perfect. KOTR ’93 was also significant as it marked the official end of Hulkamania as Yokozuna emphatically reclaimed the WWF Championship from Hulk Hogan. All that plus Shawn Michaels retaining the IC title against Crush. King of the Ring ’93 was clearly the best PPV of 1993 for WWE (by a wide margin) and the guys have all the details for you here on another epic edition of the Big Five Project!

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Attitude Of Aggression #291- The Big Four Project: WrestleMania IX

The guys review quite possibly the worst WrestleMania of all-time, as Yokozuna wins, and then loses, the WWF Championship all in the span of 5 minutes!

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The Attitude Of Aggression returns for another installment of The Big Four Project, a chronological analysis, review, and discussion about WWE’s Big Four PPVs/ Premium Live Events. On this Episode, the guys face their ultimate challenge…. making WrestleMania IX interesting. Regarded by many as the worst WrestleMania of all-time, the guys do their utmost best to break the event down and to try and make sense as to how and why it was booked as badly as it was. WWE got the location right for WrestleMania IX, but everything else was very wrong. Filled with frustrating non-finishes, matches being made up on the fly, double Doinks, chloroform filled rags, and a bizarre finish done for the sole purpose of getting Hulk Hogan (of all people) over, WrestleMania IX was very bad indeed. The guys do find a few gems here and there though. Is it enough to salvage this event from the lowest level of WrestleMania hell? Join us here for to find out plus much more on another epic installment of The Big Four Project!

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