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Week 2, September 1997
Norfolk Scope (Norfolk, Virginia)
ATT: 12,600
TV: 18.58
Announce Team: Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan and Mike Tenay


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Tonight’s show opens not in the ring, not in the back.....but with a video that a small graphic in the corner of the screen informs us is what happened last week after the show went off the air.....we see Chris Benoit trapped inside the steel cage with the entire Titans of Wrestling group, while Curt Hennig, Diamond Dallas Page and Lex Luger tattle the walls of the cage, just as the Giant arrives with a set of bolt cutters......

.......Giant finally cuts through the metal chain holding the door closed, and one by one team WCW pick up a steel chair each from ringside and storm into the ring and into the cage where the Titans are waiting....of course, these being the Titans of Wrestling they soon make a run for the hills when the angry and armed WCW group get in there.....well, Hogan and Savage do.....followed shortly by the Warrior who has clearly decided that all of this is beneath him.....Levesque, Buff, Traylor, Copeland and Cage decide to stick around, but not for long, because WCW batter them around the ring like pinballs before the Giant plants both Copeland and Cage with a double Chokeslam, Page drops Bagwell with a Diamond Cutter, Luger gets Traylor up in the Torture Rack, and a battered and bruised Chris Benoit locks Levesque into the Crippler Crossface, which has Jean Paul screaming in agony......

......eventually Russo obviously got the order to the monkeys in the back to raise the cage, and the remaining Titans scatter like cockroaches, joining the holy trinity at the top of the entrance ramp, as Chris Benoit snatches up a microphone from ringside....

.....he’s not in the best of shapes after taking a vicious beating at the hands of eight men, but he’s still standing, and he’s got a challenge for Hollywood Hogan......

”......Hogan, you came out here and told the world that Chris Benoit wasn’t in your league....that Chris Benoit should be kissing your feet for allowing him to be in the same ring as you.....well how about instead of kissing your feet, I kick your ass......and since I’m not fit to be inside a ring with you, how about we do it inside this steel cage.....next week!.....”

......truthfully Hogan doesn’t look particularly thrilled by the idea, but Hennig takes the microphone and begins taunting him, asking if he’s not so confident about facing little old Chris Benoit without seven other guys to back him up? That’s too much for Hogan’s Hollywood sized ego to take, and eventually he accepts, telling Benoit that he will see him next week, and he’s going to tear him apart........and with that the opening credits finally roll.......






.....and we go live to the arena, where Eric Bischoff is standing by in the middle of the ring.....

.....he welcomes the fans to another huge edition of Nitro, telling them that he has a real treat in store for them tonight.....

”......because as you have all just seen, tonights main event will see Hollywood Hogan live in this very ring to face the Canadian Crippler Chris Benoit......”

.....Eric pauses for a moment with a big smile on his face, before looking up and pointing high above the ring......

”.....and just six days before WCW goes to war, it’s going to be inside a fifteen foot high steel cage.....”

.....the crowd pops for that, but Bischoff isn’t finished....he says that while that match will indeed take place (and there will be no backing out of it because Hogan agreed to it), by his reckoning Hollywood Hogan Last put the WCW Championship in the line around 28 days ago......

”......and since that title WONT be on the line at Fall Brawl.....and since I am a member of the WCW Championship committee, and I can make divisions like this.....that steel cage match tonight?.....its going to be for the WCW Heavyweight Title......”

.....again the crowd pops big....a steel cage match for the WCW Title on free TV, why wouldn’t they.....of course not EVERYONE was happy about that........















.....in fact Vince Russo and Hollywood Hogan were absolutely livid about that....

.....the two men make their way out, and Russo asks Bischoff just who in the hell he thinks he is making last minute title matches like that......Hollywood Hogan is the WCW World Champion.....Hollywood Hogan is the MAN.....and you don’t book Hollywood Hogan into a title match with two hours warning.....Russo says that no, Hollywood Hogan will NOT be putting the title on the line tonight.....

......Bischoff says that he had a feeling the pair would say something like that....and since the great Hollywood Hogan wants some notice when it comes to his Championship, here’s some notice for you.....in two days time, Hollywood Hogan will be STRIPPED of the WCW Championship for failing to defend it within the 30 day window.....and since there aren’t any events in two days time, he either puts the belt on the line against Chris Benoit tonight......

”.....or he hands the title over to me right now.....unless of course Hollywood Hogan isn’t quite as confident that he can defeat Chris Benoit as he would like you to believe?....”

.....Eric flashes that sh!t eating grin at both Hogan and Russo, and Hogan blows his gasket....he tells Bischoff that he’ll put the belt on the line tonight.....

”......but you’d better have a new team member on stand by for Fall Brawl brother, because I’m going to wipe the mat with that pipsqueak Benoit and take him out of commission for good.....and then when I’m done with Benoit dude, and I’ve scraped his face off the bottom of my boot, me and my Titan brothers, we’re going to go on to War Games and utterly destroy the rest of the so called “team WCW”.....because this is Titan’s country brother......and what are YOU going to do Eric Bischoff, when we take out all your hopes in one night......”

Rating: A*

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If you ever want to watch a match that is just four big dudes beating the holy hell out of each other, then this match is probably for you.....Vader, Bigelow, Meng and The Barbarian....not one of these men is afraid to take three shots just to deliver one of their own....this one was Stiff with a Capital S.....

.....Vader and Bigelow will be looking to get their careers back on track here, after spending the last few months locked in a battle with Mike Awesome and Gideon Cain (along with the Giant and to a lesser extent Lex Luger) and it was a battle that they didn’t come out of the winning side in.....

.....the Faces of Fear could do with a victory too however....these two beasts have lost their way (and their purpose) since Hulk Hogan turned heel and formed the Titans of Wrestling....after all, they (and the rest of the Dungeon of Doom) were part of the Alliance to end Hulkamania.....problem is it was Hulk Hogan that ended Hulkamania when he transformed into Hollywood.....and with Kevin Sullivan AWOL and Konnan branching out on his own, the Dungeon of Doom is seemingly dead......so where do the Faces of Fear go from here?.....

.....for now they seem to be pretty content fighting.....and they get a hell of a fight too, because both Vader and Bigelow are former WCW Champions.....and they actually seem to be getting the best of the two big Island boys here...........



















......although maybe the Dungeon of Doom isn’t as dead as people think.....because here comes Kevin Sullivan......

......seeing the arrival Jimmy Hart is quick to hop up onto the apron, megaphone in hand, to distract the attention of the official......

.....with his opening right there, Sullivan hops up onto the opposite apron behind the referees back, and as he finds his target he lets loose with a fireball, straight to the face of...........Meng?.....

......Jimmy Hart looks to be in shock.....In in his defence, Vader looks pretty surprised to see Meng staggering backwards clutching his face too.....although as Bigelow tackles the Barbarian to the floor, he’s not too surprised to hoist the big Tongan up, and drive him down to the mat with a thudding Powerbomb for the one, the two, and the three.

Winner(s): Vader & Bigelow
Rating: B

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Jimmy Hart and The Barbarian drag Meng to the outside where they look to get him backstage for some medical attention....Kevin Sullivan on the other hand has rolled right into the ring and is standing before the (somewhat) confused looking Vader and Bam Bam.....

.....he holds up his hands to tell the two big men that he’s not here to cause them harm....before walking in close and whispering some unheard words into each man’s ear in turn, then stepping back and staring the two men down....before turning and heading back to the locker rooms, leaving Bam Bam Bigelow and Big Van Vader looking just as confused as when he first arrived.....and as the commentators question what Kevin Sullivan could be planning here, we go to the back, with Mean Gene......

Rating: B+

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.....who is standing by with a gentleman who will be in action next.....and in action at Fall Brawl where he takes on Rick Martel....yes Mean Gene is standing by with Lance Storm.....

.....Scheme Gene does his usual job of shilling the WCW hotline, before getting right down to business.....

....he says that in just six days, Lance Storm will be facing a man that Storm claims is past his best....that Storm claims is an embarrassment to Canada.....and in a step even further, an embarrassment to the entire wrestling business....Rick Martel.....Gene says that if you ask him, all Lance Storm is doing is firing up a wiley veteran....and it’s a tactic that could well backfire.....

.....obviously Storm disagrees.....saying that for those words to fire Rick Martel up then he would have to have an ounce of respect for himself......and he clearly doesn’t have any respect for himself, because if he DID then he wouldn’t be out here embarrassing himself and embarrassing Canada.....

.....he says that at Fall Brawl, Rick Martel is going to find out exactly the same thing that Jim Duggan is going to find out tonight.....because make no mistake, Jim Duggan is no different than Rick Martel.....

”....a past his prime has been, still desperately trying to hold on to the spotlight that SHOULD be shining on the future of Wrestling.....men like myself.....not the past of Wrestling.....men like Jim Duggan and Rick Martel.....and just like Rick Martel, Jim Duggan is an embarrassment....an embarrassment to his whole country.....the only difference between Jim Duggan and Rick Martel, is that HIS country is the United States of America.....and I really could care less about how much America is embarrassed.....”

.....he tells Gene to watch closely.....because the Pride of Canada is about to make his way to the ring.

Rating: B+

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I hate Jim Duggan....cannot stand the cross eyed moron.....the days of you getting yourself disqualified to do the job are over here Jimmy Boy.....I did let him get some offence in though, just enough to make this a relatively even contest.....as Duggan went for that three point stance however Storm managed to move out of the way, and Hacksaw collided with the turnbuckles, leaving his back exposed for Storm to clip the knee from behind before locking in the Canadian Maple Leaf for the submission victory......

Winner: Lance Storm
Rating: B-

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.....although Storm is showing no sign of releasing the hold, even after the bell rings to indicate his victory.....he wrenches back on the hold even harder as old Hacksaw shouts out in pain, telling him that his time is over.....it’s time to move along and step aside, and if he doesn’t want to go willingly, then Lance Storm will make him retire forcefully.....and as Tony Schiavone points out, if Jim Duggan stays locked in this hold much longer then his knee may suffer irreparable damage......









......fortunately for old cross eyed Jim, Rick Martel (rather predictably) comes rushing down the aisle and slides into the ring....Storm quickly releases the hold and darts to the outside however out of harms way, and as Martel checks on Duggan, Storm lets a nearby camera man know that he should get a good shot of Rick Martel, because after Sunday night, we won’t be seeing him again.

Rating: B-

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From there we go to a quick cut scene in the back.....clearly the camera man is trying to stay incognito because it’s quite a long shot, but as the lens zooms into focus we can see Hollywood Hogan furiously throwing things around.....Macho is trying to calm him down, Warrior is stood looking uninterested in the background.....the rest of the Titans are on the receiving end of Hogan’s wrath, with him screaming at them that if they had finished the job with Benoit last week then they wouldn’t be in this situation right now.....

.....Levesque doesn’t take too kindly to that, saying that maybe if Hogan, Savage and Warrior hadn’t abandoned the cage the instant team WCW cut through that lock, then they might have been able to deal with ALL of their War Games opponents in one night.....

......that just infuriates Hogan (and Savage) even further....with Savage saying that he, Warrior and Hogan can’t risk getting injured in a situation like that.....they’re the Crown Jewels of the Titans....the Holy Trinity.....the Cream of the Crop, dig it?.....Levesque doesn’t “dig it” at all....in fact he thinks that maybe the “Cream of the Crop” is starting to turn a little sour.....maybe it’s even a little bit past it’s best.....

......Savage definitely doesn’t like that comment....and he and Levesque stare each other down for a moment until Hogan finally notices the Camera Man at the other end of the room, and sends the Enforcer over to get rid of him......tense times right now for the Titans of Wrestling.

Rating: B+

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Back to the ring now, where Lord Steven Regal puts the WCW Television Title on the line again, this time against young Scotty Riggs.....Riggs has a great look, but he’s not exactly the worlds greatest worker....and outside of being a “pretty boy” doesn’t really have a character of such for the fans to invest in....couple that with the fact that he’s not exactly a great talker either and you can see why WCW stuck him in a team with Bagwell when he debuted....really a Tag Team would be a better fit for Riggs right now to hide his limitations, but there’s no one really available right now to pair him up with (after all I don’t really see Riggs and the Warlord lighting up the Tag Team ranks) so for now he’s just going to have to get by on his own.....

......to be fair, this wasn’t a terrible match....it wasn’t great, but then very few WCW matches are at the moment....in the end though it was the Champion that picked up the victory, submitting Riggs with the Regal Stretch.

Winner: ....and Still WCW Television Champion.....Lord Steven Regal
Rating: C+

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From there we head backstage, where Mean Gene is standing by with Missy Hyatt and her men, Mike Awesome and Gideon Cain....Gene says that these two gentlemen right here have made quite an impression (and racked up some pretty big wins) around here in a very short space of time....and could perhaps have asked for (and received) a WCW Tag Title shot based on those results....instead they took it upon themselves to assault the Tag Team Champions, and now you’ve got to believe that the Road Warriors are going to be out for revenge.....

.....Missy tells Gene to stop being so over dramatic....she says that all her boys did was give Hawk and Animal a little bit of gentle persuasion to give them that shot.....after all, no one is going to want to face Mike Awesome and Gideon Cain willingly now are they? Although for a team that will supposedly be “out for revenge” as Gene put it, her boys have yet to receive an answer.....

”.....and THAT Mean Gene, is just plain rude.....”



















....not as rude as when Hawk and Animal burst into shot however, and head straight for Awesome and Cain.....

.....Gene gets the hell out of dodge as these two big teams set about pummelling each other backstage, bouncing each other off walls, doors, and any other available hard surfaces they can find until Doug Dillinger and his security team are finally able to separate them, as we go back down to ringside.

Rating: B

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Our next match sees the seemingly unstoppable rookie monster Bill Goldberg facing off against one half of the Public Enemy, Johnny Grunge.....the announcers are starting to get aboard the hype train now with Mr. Goldberg, stating that so far this newcomer has defeated everyone that’s been put before him, even true ring veterans the likes of VK Wallstreet.....even Bobby Heenan says that this man is a force to be reckoned with, idly wondering if he wants a manager.....

.....the match wasn’t great (Johnny Grunge was in it) and it wasn’t long....because Goldberg folded the Public Enemy man in half with the spear.....before impressively lifting Grunge up in the Jackhammer and driving him into the mat for the one, the two, and the three.

Winner: Bill Goldberg
Rating: C-

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The rookie sensation is celebrating another big victory in the ring, when everybody's favourite former Mounties, the Amazing French Canadian’s make their way out into the stage....Jacques has a microphone in hand and tells Goldberg that he’s nothing more than a big dummy......

”.....you might think you’re a big tough guy beating up Tag Team wrestlers in one on one matches.....but you only beat us because we are such an amazing team, such a cohesive unit, that having one of us wrestle without the other is like wrestling with only one arm......it’s almost like we lose a piece of ourselves.....”

....the Canadian’s look downcast for a moment after that touching bit of sentiment, before Jacque wipes away an invisible tear, before continuing.....he tells Goldberg that if he’s so tough, he won’t mind facing BOTH the Amazing French Canadians at Fall Brawl, in THEIR environment.....a Tag Team match.....all he has to do is find a partner.....

.....Goldberg has been pretty mute up until now, but he’s clearly heard growling at the Canadians that he ”don’t need no damn partner to kick both your asses”....Jacques disagrees however.....reiterating that they want a Tag Team match.....

”....a TAG TEAM match you big dummy....that means two vs. two....which means that if you’ve got the guts to face us then you need a partner........of course that ALSO means that if we beat your partner.....YOU still lose.....and that little unbeaten streak you’ve built up goes with it.....those are the terms Billy Boy, unless of course.....you’re chicken?.....”

......the Canadians then perform a very childish chicken dance at the top of the aisle, and it takes Goldberg all of three seconds to accept....telling him that he’ll see them Sunday.

Rating: B-

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It’s time for that sweet Brad Armstrong theme music to play throughout the arena, as the man himself makes his way out to face the masked menace that is Mortis....

....James Vandenberg has decreed that his man Mortis is here to cleanse the impurities and imperfections here in WCW, starting with the “false warrior” the Renegade (who really was cleansed from the roster, after asking for and receiving his release) and has now seemingly turned his focus to the “boy in a man’s world” Jeff Hardy.....

.....Vandenberg is quick to let a nearby camera know that Brad Armstrong is another on the WCW roster in need of purifying....a man who blames an imaginary family “curse” on his own shortcomings.....

.....there’s no Armstrong Curse to blame this evening however, Mortis was simply the better man, putting Brad (who’s actually been a really solid hand these last few months) away with a Flatliner for the three count.

Winner: Mortis
Rating: B-

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From that we go to a pre-taped interview conducted by Mike Tenay, who is with one of WCW's newest stars, Rikishi Fatu....Tenay thanks the big Samoan for agreeing to speak with him today, before asking him what it was that prompted his move to WCW? Rikishi says that's simple....opportunity....he said that when his contract came up with the "other guys" Eric Bischoff reached out to him personally....he said that Bischoff told him that Vince Russo and the Titans of Wrestling were attempting to run rough-shot over the entire WCW, and World Championship Wrestling needed a few good men to step up and fight the good fight.....and along with the pride that competing against a Hollywood Hogan or a Randy Savage brings, there would also be opportunities.....Championship opportunities yes, but more importantly, the opportunity to compete as a singles star.....and the opportunity to compete as himself....Rikishi Fatu....not some gimmick street activist or forgotten about tag team partner....but Rikishi Fatu, because this right here is the real man, and WCW is set to see a whole lot of the Big 'Kish.....

......Tenay says that speaking of tag team's, the Samoan SWAT Team....relatives of (and former partners of) Rikishi....any plans to reconnect there? Rikishi says no, they're doing their thing, he's doing his....they're happy as a team right now, while Rikishi has been working as one half of a team for damn near all his career....he wants to get out there on his own and show the world what he can do......

.....well he will have plenty of opportunity to do that (Tenay says) this Sunday, live on Pay Per View when he goes up against Eddie Guerrero.....for the WCW United States Championship....Rikishi says that right, and that's exactly the sort of opportunities he was talking about....he says that US Title has been held by some of the biggest names this sport has ever known, and he would be truly proud to add his name to that list....but it won't be easy....he says that Eddie Guerrero truly is a great wrestler....he's got a lousy attitude, but there's no denying his abilities....Rikishi says he's ready for the fight of his life AND he's ready for whatever dirty tricks Guerrero tries to pull. He says Guerrero has already had him jumping through hoops, and Rikishi has cleared every hurdle put in front of him.....at Fall Brawl, that last hurdle is Eddie Guerrero, and Big 'Kish has just gotta jump one more time.

Rating: B

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It's the Titans of Wrestling facing off against Team WCW next....although while Curt Hennig and Diamond Dallas Page WILL be a part of War Games, Adam Copeland and Christian Cage will NOT....which really means the Titans have nothing to lose here, and EVERYTHING to gain, because if Copeland and Cage can manage to injure either Hennig or Page, it would leave WCW one man short, with only six days to find a replacement....

....the two Canadians will be looking to impress here too, considering this is their debut match for the company and their debut match as members of the Titans of Wrestling....they certainly add a bit of levity to the group too that wasn't there before, after all, you're not likely to see the Warrior use Diamond Dallas Page's head like a ventriloquist dummy to proclaim how "totally awesome Copeland and Cage are" which is exactly what this pair do once they have beat the man down enough, with Copeland working DDP's jaw up and down with every word, before the duo break out into laughter.....

......of course they were never going to keep control of the match until the end, and as is the norm in these tag team affairs, this one breaks down into chaos.....chaos that sees Page drop Christian Right in the middle of the ring with the Diamond Cutter, before making the cover......except the official was busy with Hennig and Copeland, which is why he missed the pin attempt.....

....it was also why he missed Ray Traylor sliding into the ring with the nightstick, which he cracks across the back of Page's head, before tossing Christian on top of the unconscious DDP....and three seconds later, by the most dubious of means, Copeland and Cage have a big win, that has got to give the Titans a big confidence boost heading into War Games.....

Winner(s): Copeland & Cage
Rating: C+

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......and it doesn't look as though the Titans are finished there either....because as Traylor continues to pummel the laid out DDP, Copeland and Cage turn their attention to Hennig, who doesn't stand a chance against two men....

......Traylor once again pulls out his trusty nightstick and climbs onto the back of Page, Camel Clutch style, using the stick to choke the life out of Dallas, while (with Hennig down) Cage drops to the outside to pick up a couple of steel chairs....handing one to his partner and setting up what looks to be another one of those brutal Con-Chair-To shots.....
















.....before they can deliver the final blow however, the Nasty Boys, Knobbs and Saggs come running down to the ring, heading straight for the two men that not only took their spots in the Titans, but bloodied them up on their way out of the door, with Knobbs going straight for Copeland, while Saggs dives at Cage.....

......the two warring teams Brawl all the way up the aisle and back to the locker rooms, leaving Hennig free to drag Traylor off the back of Page, before sending the Enforcer crashing to the outside with a running drop kick that catches Traylor right on the chin......

.....The Enforcer waves it off now he's lost the advantage, and he retreats to the back as well, leaving Hennig to help a groggy Diamond Dallas Page to his feet.....although Page still has enough wits about him to ask his partner where he was? Page says he had the match won.....

.....Hennig explains (reluctantly, after telling Page that he doesn't answer to him) that he was busy with Copeland and can't be in two places at once....an explanation that Page (also reluctantly) accepts.....but while the two men do leave together (much like with Luger and Giant last week) there is an air of tension to it that the commentators find particularly uneasy with just six days before WCW goes to War......and it's time for a commercial break.

Rating: B+

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And when we come back from commercial, we go straight to Chris Benoit's locker room, where the entirety of team WCW (including DDP, who has an Ice Pack held to the back of his head) is in the middle of giving him a pep talk.....although they are all talking over each other in an attempt to be heard, until finally Benoit has heard enough, telling them (rather firmly) to "STOP!"......he tells them that this is HIS shot.....HIS match.....and HIS opportunity......so if it's all the same to them, leave him alone and let him go out there and do what he does best.....wrestle.....because there is no way on God's Green earth, that Hulk Hogan can outwrestle Chris Benoit....ESPECIALLY inside a Steel Cage with no backup from his little Titan pals....

....with that Benoit stands and leaves the room, but not before telling everyone there that the Title is coming back where it belongs....because tonight he's going to drive a steak into the heart of the Titans of Wrestling....and then on Sunday night, they can ALL drive it home.

Rating: B+

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Steel Cage Match

WCW and the Titans of Wrestling will be going to War in just six days time at Fall Brawl....but tonight the WCW Championship is on the line, as Hollywood Hogan and Chris Benoit clash inside a fifteen foot high steel cage....and unlike last week, Hogan is going to be all alone in there, with a very determined Rabid Wolverine.....

.....to say this is a huge opportunity for Chris Benoit would be an understatement....not just because it's his first ever shot at the big gold belt, but because Hollywood Hogan is head and shoulders the bigger star between these two...of course a good showing here could not only legitimise the Crippler, but it could even propel him towards an actual main event spot....And it's safe to say that Benoit knows that too, because he most definitely out performed the Champion here....Hollywood Hogan may well be the biggest name in wrestling today, but he's a good five years past his best, and despite what Vince Russo will tell you, even being the biggest star in the world won't guarantee you a great match, especially when Hogan was never THAT a great of a worker, even in his prime.....which is why Benoit carries the "workload" portion of this match.....

.....it's a hard hitting affair too, both men taste the cage on a number of occasions, and if Benoit wasn't already beat up when he entered the match, he certainly was by the end of it, because Hollywood made sure that he threw him around the ring like a rag doll, driving him skull first into the chainlink cage wall on a number of occasions....not to be outdone however, The Crippler ground Hogans skull into the cage, trying to grate the skin right off his skull.....he even nails Hogan with a hard German Suplex that leaves the WCW Champion flat on the mat......and Benoit climbs to the top rope, looking for that patented diving headbutt......

.....when he reaches the top however he pauses....looks down at Hogan....then looks up at the top of the cage.....and as the crowd roars in approval (and anticipation, because they clearly know what he's planning) Benoit climbs to the very top of the cage, fifteen feet high in the air.....where he pulls himself to his feet using the chains that lowered the cage from the ceiling, and stares out at this sea of fans, as Schiavone screams that he's going to drop the Head butt from the top of the cage......















.......which is when the rest of the Titans of Wrestling come charging down the aisle....and all began frantically shaking the cage walls that Benoit is unsteadily perched on.....and they rattle it enough that the plucky Canadian loses his grip and goes crashing way, way down to the mat.....

......Hogan sees his opportunity, and one Legdrop of Doom later, Hollywood Hogan remains your WCW Heavyweight Champion.

Winner: .....and Still WCW Heavyweight Champion.....Hollywood Hogan
Rating: B

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Team WCW is quickly out from the back, as the Titans of Wrestling look to storm the cage once more as they did last week.....even the Nasty Boys re-emerge to continue their earlier battle with Copeland and Cage....WCW was clearly prepared for this eventuality, because the remaining Titans don't get a chance to lock themselves inside the steel structure tonight, because Luger, Page, Hennig and the Giant are there.....with Luger and the Giant seemingly intent on getting hold of Hollywood Hogan.....so much so that they actually get in each other's way, and Hogan is able to escape the cage and bolt to the back, clutching the Big Gold Belt in those 24 inch pythons tightly.....

.....Schiavone says there will be no escape for Hogan Sunday when he's locked inside the War Games double cage, but as for tonight he is long gone.....not that it means the action is finished....the Nasty Boys are still battling Copeland and Cage on the outside, driving the two blonde pretty boys into the unforgiving steel....Hennig, Page, and a still groggy looking Chris Benoit are throwing down with Savage, Warrior, Buff and Traylor....in a battle that has also spilled to the outside of the cage.....but it's back INSIDE the steel structure that the real story is unfolding.....because Lex Luger and The Giant are currently in the middle of a rather heated debate about who's fault it was that Hogan escaped.....and more importantly, who is going to be the man to pick up the victory (and subsequent title opportunity) Sunday night on Pay Per View......

.....with all that going on inside the ring, the four Titan members brawling with Page, Hennig and Benoit on the outside are able to use their number advantage to over power the three WCW members, and begin to beat the trio down to the concrete floor....and with Tony Schiavone screaming that this is not the time for internal bickering, WCW need unity, the camera finds a lone figure standing high up in the rafters of the arena, looking down at the self destruction of WCW with an expressionless look on his face...........





























.....as the show comes to a close.

Rating: A*

Final Rating: B+

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