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The W - Pro Wrestling - On This (Yester)Day: WCW Prime - January 15, 1996
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By the time you read this, I will have been on the road for 3 days, and this recap will have aged just as much. Which is basically like recapping in real time compared to the 6 months this show had spent in the can prior to getting aired on TV. It’s WCW baybee.
 
A fully clothed CHRIS CRUISE is hanging out in the mothership with DUSTY RHODES, and they’re hyping tonight’s main event between Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit. Hide your wives and put the kids to bed.
 
VK WALLSTREET vs. BARRY HOUSTON
 
Chris Cruise compares Wallstreet to a rattlesnake in the desert, so now you know where Steve Austin got the idea. The fans are actually pretty vocally unsupportive of Wallstreet, much more so than usual. Disney must have screened some good ‘uns here. Cruise tells us that VK is the master of the Wallstreet Crash, which, if true, should prompt a documentary from Michael Moore. And sure enough, Wallstreet Crash makes its appearance and is plenty at 3:10. *
 
“HACKSAW” JIM DUGGAN vs. MIKE KHOREY
 
Cruise points out that Khorey has had no wrestling success what-so-ever and might want to reconsider his career path. Khorey’s a former power-lifter, and Duggan’s professionally mentally challenged. Fans chant for America, so Duggan whips out his very American camel clutch hold. An airplane spin into a slam sets up the 3 Point Stance for the win at 2:18. DUD
 
DAVE SULLIVAN (with Ralph The Rabbit) vs. BIG BUBBA ROGERS
 
Speaking of mentally challenged, here’s our main man Dave Sullivan with his rabbit. According to Dusty Rhodes, the rabbit also serves as his advisor and lawyer, which I guess means he’s better represented than Jim Duggan, so we’re getting somewhere. Sullivan gets some early shots, so Rogers decides to show him who’s boss, and hauls the rabbit towards the back. Sullivan loses it, grabs the rabbit house, and smacks “Bubber” in the face. Sullivan throws a bunch of crappy punches, but when the referee pulls him away, Bubba tapes his fist, grabs a roll of quarters, and delivers a punch for the win at 2:27. DUD
 
ONE MAN GANG vs. BOBBY STARR (in a non-title match)
 
I’m starting to get why Guerrero/Benoit is our main event, they want at least one match to crack the one star mark. Chris Cruise points out the Gang is big and agile, just like Big Bubba Rogers, and feels like they’d be a scary tag-team if they ever decided to work together. Well, thankfully that never happened. Not even in Deepest Darkest Africa. Gang’s only offensive move outside of punches is to sit on Starr’s head and grind his pelvis into him. No, seriously. Avalanche sets up a 747 for the win at 2:00. Tonight’s show is awful. DUD
 
MASA SAITO (with Sonny Onoo) vs. CHUCK “MULLET” WILLIAMS
 
I am rapidly losing patience with this show. 5000 talented Japanese wrestlers, and they give us the stiff fat guy. Saito throws a couple of punches, and I guess Dusty’s grasping for ANYTHING entertaining and starts screaming that he’s using the Flip Flop and Fly. Saito stands on the Mullet’s throat, and paralyzes him with a nerve hold. The Mullet comes back with a dropkick, but I’m thinking that might be it for him. Sure enough, a double chop sets up the side Russian legsweep. Side suplex, anklelock, and we’re done at 4:14. Post-match, we get a great bit where Saito won’t release the hold, and Onoo apologizes on behalf of Saito because he doesn’t speak English. Saito: “I speak English, I know what release the hold means!” Onoo: “Oh – he know English! So sorry!” *
 
DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE vs. JOHNNY BOONE
 
Boone is sporting lovely fluorescent tassels, a far cry from the referee stripes we’d come to get used to from him. Boone gets an early roll up for 2. He goes for the head scissors, but Page pancakes him, and gives himself a 10. Page picks up Boone at 2, but the bell rings causing confusion. For a show that was taped months earlier, they couldn’t edit that OUT? Match continues, and Page hits a gutbuster that he says is for Johnny B Badd. Diamond Cutter finishes at 2:46. DDP gives Boone a 0. I give this match a DUD.
 
CHRIS BENOIT vs. EDDIE GUERRERO (in the Match Of The Week)
 
I suspect this match may live up to its billing. Cruise feels in 10 years from now, Guerrero and Benoit are going to be the guys on top of WCW. Well, he’s half right. Fans chant for Eddie, while the pair trade some chain wrestling. Guerrero smartly twists a hammerlock into a pin somehow, and gets 2. Benoit works over Guerrero’s arm, and puts him into a standing surfboard. Guerrero reverses it, but Benoit turns that back around and hangs on. Guerrero drops to his knees, so Benoit drives his knee into Eddie’s back. Eddie fires back with a Rock Bottom. Scoop slam sets up slingshot senton, and Eddie gets 2. Benoit goes back to the arm, using his foot to choke out Guerrero while cinching on the elbow. Guerrero escapes, tries a Liontamer, but Benoit throws him off. Waistlock from Guerrero is blocked, but a Frankensteiner connects for 2. And we take an ad break NOW?!?
 
Oh I see, I guess it IS kind of important to sell VHS copies of “The Century of War” for a low cost of $4.99 plus shipping and handling.
 
Upon return, Eddie’s no selling Benoit’s blows because he’s HULKING UP. That’s my boy! Guerrero hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for 2. Eddie uses his ground position to apply a sitting abdominal stretch, but Benoit won’t tap. Guerrero releases, hits a side slam, and heads up top. Benoit cuts him off quickly to hit the superplex, and both men are down. Benoit gets up first, plants Guerrero with a vicious snap powerbomb, and it’s thumb to the throat time. The flying headbutt misses his target, and when Benoit tries a slam to retain control, Eddie counters in mid-air into a pin for 2. Oklahoma roll gets 2. Guerrero hits the brainbuster, senses his opportunity, heads up and nails the Frog Splash, but now BRIAN PILLMAN is in the ring to break matters up and draws the DQ at an apropos 9:11. This was definitely the best match of the month so far at ***1/2. Guerrero and Pillman will meet at the Clash.
 
Dusty wraps the show up by saying “Prime” about 800 times. Next week is Prime’s 1 year anniversary celebration. We may even get that Dave Dalton vs. Gambler match we’ve all been itching for. Goodnight!



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.18
I could watch Benoit/Guerrero matches any day. Smart people watching this show in real-time would have changed the channel to something else, anything else, for the first three-quarters of the show, and then watched Benoit/Guerrero.

DDP finished with a flapjack? Did he not use the Diamond Cutter by this point?



"Y'know, it has been a year since the last [Royal Rumble], I'm very sketchy on this, so bear with me here. If I Brogue Kick that small little head of yours over the top rope, and your body stays in the ring, tell me, fella, does that count as an elimination?"
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.48
    Originally posted by ekedolphin

    DDP finished with a flapjack? Did he not use the Diamond Cutter by this point?


You reading the same recap? :-)



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
Suddenly, the appearance of the WCW logo at the top of The W is my most anticipated thing when visiting this board.




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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.18
    Originally posted by cfgb
      Originally posted by ekedolphin

      DDP finished with a flapjack? Did he not use the Diamond Cutter by this point?


    You reading the same recap? :-)


*gawks*

*facepalms*

*laughs!*



"Y'know, it has been a year since the last [Royal Rumble], I'm very sketchy on this, so bear with me here. If I Brogue Kick that small little head of yours over the top rope, and your body stays in the ring, tell me, fella, does that count as an elimination?"
--Sheamus, to Randy Orton, SmackDown 1/4/13

Certified RFMC Member-- Ask To See My Credentials!

Co-Winner of Time's Person of the Year Award, 2006

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.18
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Suddenly, the appearance of the WCW logo at the top of The W is my most anticipated thing when visiting this board.



I couldn't agree more. I've always liked cfgb and his style, and these are fun, especially for a WCW mark such as myself.



"Y'know, it has been a year since the last [Royal Rumble], I'm very sketchy on this, so bear with me here. If I Brogue Kick that small little head of yours over the top rope, and your body stays in the ring, tell me, fella, does that count as an elimination?"
--Sheamus, to Randy Orton, SmackDown 1/4/13

Certified RFMC Member-- Ask To See My Credentials!

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.40
I had no idea that these shows were filmed so far in advance. That actually makes a lot of sense NOW.

I can't be the only one who finds the Sonny Onoo stuff funny.

Haha, Dave Sullivan... what ever happened to that guy?



Forget it Josh... it's Cerebustown.
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