So Shane pulls ahead with a one point lead. The guy who hasn’t watched WWE since Wrestlemania is the top dog and Derick and myself who tune in from time to time are tied for 2nd. Hopefully the coming months will capture may attention more. It’s gaining a little speed and I guess a little is better than nothing… :/

Shane – 18/37

Robbie – 17/37

Derick – 17/37

 

 

 

Here we are at WWE’s Payback. You guys know the formula. Let’s see what we think this month…

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Fatal Four Way Match: Seth Rollins vs Roman Reigns vs Dean Ambrose vs Randy Orton

Robbie’s Pick: Randy Orton – Kane will be “fired” and I see Seth and Kane working an angle going forward without the title. I know there’s a lot os speculation in a Shield Reunion and that would be pretty cool too. Not real sure on this one honestly but sadly I do think a title change is needed and Randy is super hot again with the fans as their top baby face.

Shane’s Pick: Seth Rollins

Derick’s Pick: Seth Rollins – Punk wanted the Championship to not constantly be involved in a game of Hot Potato. Maybe that will be the one tip from him the WWE may actually use for booking.

WWE United States Championship “I Quit” Match: John Cena vs Rusev

Robbie’s Pick: John Cena – I’m marking out so much for this current Cena… there, I said it. This is the coolest I have seen Cena in a long long time and I’m absolutely loving this angle. The old me would make a joke about Rusev’s fate being sealed once it was announced as an I Quit Match but the new me just finds Rusev 100% un-entertaining. “LET’S GO CENA….”

Shane’s Pick: Cena

Derick’s Pick: Rusev – Still not picking Cena… not really sure what’s up with Rob being pro-Cena again…but yeah, still not picking Cena. “CENA SUCKS!”

WWE Tag Team Championship 2 out of 3 Falls Match: The New Day vs Tyson Kidd & Cesaro

Robbie’s Pick: The New Day – The fans are right. New Day Sucks for sure…. :/ I’d love for Cesaro and Kidd to reclaim the belts but Vince won’t allow it….probably because the team is half Swiss….

Shane’s Pick: The New Day

Derick’s Pick: Cesaro & Kidd – I’m never picking The New Day too, remember?

Ryback vs Bray Wyatt

Robbie’s Pick: Ryback – As much as I love Bray I really do believe it’s time to get Ryback back in the main picture. That Cena and Punk story he was involved in hurt him and he’s been slowly climbing back up the ladder.

Shane’s Pick: Bray Wyatt – This is a match?  Odd.

Derick’s Pick: Bray WyattHe lost at Wrestlemania let’s give him this one.

Dolph Ziggler vs Sheamus

Robbie’s Pick: Dolph Ziggler – I think this may be the 2nd time Dolph gets one over on Sheamus and causes him to absolutly snap and become an even more violent and vengeful heel character. #PUSHDOLPH

Shane’s Pick: Sheamus – I refuse to believe that they will ever push new, exciting talent over Sheamus.

Derick’s Pick: Sheamus – Minus the hair.

King Barrett vs Neville

Robbie’s Pick: King Barrett – Remember when Sheamus won King of The Ring and became a fool losing every week on TV because he pissed someone off in the back? Well I don’t think Barrett has done that but it seems he hasn’t had any luck against Neville on TV. I got a feeling both guys will shine on this match but Barrett will win overall.

Shane’s Pick: Barrett – Because I like Neville and can’t stand Barrett.

Derick’s Pick – King Barrett – Bull Hammer, son!

Curtis Axel and Macho Mandow vs The Ascension

Robbie’s Pick: Curtis Axel & Macho Mandow – Do I really need to explain Mega Powers 2.0? :)

Shane’s Pick: The Ascension – Just to be contrary.

Derick’s Pick:  Curtis Axel & Macho Mandow- Wouldn’t that be the best thing EVER…. OF ALL TIME!?

Tamina & Naomi vs The Bella Twins

Robbie’s Pick: Tamina & Naomi – We haven’t seen Tamina in a long time so lets go with her team.

Shane’s Pick: Bellas

Derick’s Pick:  Tamina & Naomi – Nobody wins. Everybody loses.

 

KoaNitro copyWelcome to another amazing installment of Kick Out at Nitro!  Bischoff welcomes us to a new episode of Nitro, telling us that Ric Flair and the Giant will wrestle Sting and Lex Luger.  All titles are on the line!  Anyone who beats Flair gets the WCW Championship.  Anyone who beats Luger becomes TV Champion.  If Flair and Giant beat Sting and Luger, they’re Tag Team Champs!  This is crazy!  They tell us that the arena is on high alert because Savage is here after being taken out last night in handcuffs.

Match #1: Public Enemy VS American Males

During the intro, Bischoff tells us that they’re not like the “World Whining Federation” where the show has been taped for a while.  He runs down the card for us (which I’ll do later…no reason to do it at this point in my post when I do it as my own segment) while Public Enemy sets up shop.  This is apparently the episode that they show on the Monday Night War DVD when they talk about Bischoff giving away results.  It’s sad I’ve seen some of those documentary DVDs so many times that I know stuff like this.  I remember freaking Robbie and Derick out by doing the “Don’t try this at home” spiel from the early 2000s DVDs.  (Trainers, EMTs, referees down…)

American Males are FINALLY doing the overhand clap!  Nice!

Males starting the match off fast!  These two were a pretty damn good tag team back in the day.  Their high flying and fast style really contrast nicely against the brawling from Public Enemy.

The announcers run down the Lethal Lottery, coming up at Slamboree in May.  32 men will be randomly drawn into 16 tag teams and then face each other in a tournament, until the last 8 are in a battle royal to become Lord of the Ring.

Public Enemy’s brawling eventually gets the best of the Males, hitting Bagwell with a gorilla press slam, then following up with some more punches, kicks and a few slams, before draping Bagwell’s neck over the second rope.  Rocco Rock sends Bagwell into the corner, but he comes out with a splash and a cover but it’s broken up by Grunge.

Tag out to Riggs and the Males are fighting back a bit, but Public Enemy comes into the ring and tosses him over the top rope, which, apparently, is still a DQ in WCW.

Winners: American Males (via over the top rope DQ)

After the match, the PE put Riggs on the table that they setup at the beginning of the match and do an “enemy sandwich” (as coined by Bischoff), where Grunge does a flipping senton into Rock and they fall through the table, taking Riggs with them.

We get a replay of it, then we go to commercial where we find out that next we’re getting Benoit VS Guerrero!  Whooooooo!  This is a good day.  Tampa Bay VS Montreal, game 4 (and hopefully the sweep), what looks like a Hogan-less Nitro, and Benoit VS Guerrero.  Derick’s gonna punch me after the episode that he had to watch last time!

We come back to Mean Gene, Emily and Cherry.  Emily and Cherry are two ladies that are helping Gene draw the random teams for the Lethal Lottery.  First up is Hugh Morrus and Meng VS Barbarian and “Hard Work” Bobby Walker.  We also get Stevie Ray & Big Bubba VS Fire and Ice (Scott Norton and Ice Train).

Fire and Ice!!!!!!

Gene has the ladies shuffle the cards and we get Ric Flair teaming with “Macho Man” Randy Savage!  They’ll be taking on Arn Anderson and Eddie Guerrero.  Wow, that wasn’t staged, haha.  We all know, as wrestling fans, that it’s a show…but you gotta wonder sometimes if there is a fan out there that just wonders how all of these coincidences happen.

Match #2: “The Crippler” Chris Benoit VS Eddie Guerrero

Eddie and Benoit wrestle into the corner, where Benoit gives a clean break after giving some playful slaps to Eddie’s face and flashing the 4H sign.  Eddie wrestles Benoit into the opposite corner and then hits two of the quickest arm drags I have ever seen!  Ricky Steamboat would see these and go “damn!”

We go to commercial as Bischoff says we’re going to hear more about the Cruiserweight Championship after this.

We come back to Benoit with Eddie in a rear chin lock against his knee.  Bischoff says that in Japan, Otani will be the Japanese representative.  Eddie Guerrero, Scott Armstrong and Bobby Eaton are still in the tournament.  Bischoff says that Benoit lost to Otani and is taking the frustration out on Eddie.

Benoit, frustrated or not, German suplexes the crap out of Eddie Guerrero for a two count before backing him into the corner and punching him a few times.  Eddie fires back and the two trade punches for a bit.  Bischoff tells us that we’re going to get an interview with Savage.

Benoit gets Eddie in the corner and Eddie goes for a sunset flip out of a victory roll, but Benoit holds the ropes, comes down and pins Eddie for the win.

Winner: Chris Benoit

We get the Up Next graphic showing us Hacksaw Jim Duggan VS Meng.

We get Mean Gene again who is standing with a very disinterested WCW VP Rob Garner.  Out comes Randy Savage.  Garner says he understands Savage’s feelings but that the actions are out of line.  If Savage doesn’t start toeing the line, there will be ramifications as it pertains to Savage’s career.  Savage says everyone at “city hall and WCW” are getting too comfortable around the Macho Man.  He says he’s going to be the tag team partner from Hell.  Garner says that Savage needs professional help.  Savage says if he needs a psychiatrist, then so does the Garner for standing there and talking to him like that.  Savage asks him if he knows what an open hand slap is before storming off.

We go to commercial and come back to our Saturday Night rundown.  Steven Regal VS the Belfast Bruiser.  Randy Savage.  The Giant.  Benoit VS Alex Wright.  We’ll also see Sting and Luger VS Harlem Heat if they still have the titles after tonight.

Match #3: Meng VS Hacksaw Jim Duggan

We go to commercial the moment Duggan gets in the ring and the match doesn’t start until the show comes on again.  What the hell did they do for three minutes?

Bischoff, for the second time, calls Golddust a “transvestite, Ru Paul impersonation.”

Bischoff takes a moment to say hello to Hulk Hogan.  Apparently he’s traveling and we’ll get an update on when he’ll be back.  Part of me seems to think he’s gone for a while…like, until July…but I’m not so sure about that.

Generic Hoss Fight.  Meng spends a few moments with Duggan in a nerve hold with Duggan looking like an idiot while in the move.  Duggan fires back and starts calling for Sweet Chin Music by stomping on the mat, but he’s taken back out and cut off by some Meng kicks.  Hacksaw staggers to the corner and grabs his 2×4, but the referee takes it.  Meng takes Duggan down and pins him, but only gets a 2.  Duggan rolls to the floor, tapes his fist up and punches Meng for the win.

Winner: Hacksaw Jim Duggan

Man, you gotta love how wrestling logic dictates that a few layers of tape turns your fist into concrete.

Gene and the ladies announce Alex Wright & Disco Inferno VS Dick Slater and Earl Robert Eaton.  Gene asks the ladies if they have any plans after the show and Cherry says that they do, with him!  Gene says he feels like a mix between Bob Barker and Ric Flair.  The ladies draw Lord Steven Regal and…wait for it…The Belfast Bruiser!  They’ll take on VK Wallstreet & Hacksaw Jim Duggan.  Gene says that completes the first round for Battle Bowl…but, that’s only like 16 names.  What about the other 16?

Match #4: All Titles on the Line: “Nature Boy” Ric Flair (WCW World Champion) & The Giant w/ Jimmy Hart, Ms. Elizabeth and Woman VS Sting & Lex Luger (WCW TV Champion) (WCW Tag Team Champions)

Ric Flair stops for a moment to talk to Debra McMichael and to kiss her hand.

During the entrance, Randy Savage hits the ring and tries to take out Flair but is quickly handcuffed by the police.  While he’s being handcuffed, Flair starts stomping him in the head, which I’m certain is against some sort of law.    After dispatching Savage, Flair runs back down to pose for Debra.  Mongo says Flair better watch or they’ll be calling out more security for him!

Sting and Giant start the match off.  Giant backs him into the corner and tries to squash him a bit, but Sting retaliates with three dropkicks.  Giant no-sells them, though, as Bischoff tells us that Giant has been invited to try out for the Detroit Lions.  Luger enters and he and Sting punch Giant until he’s against the ropes and then hit a nice double clothesline to take him out of the ring.  Flair takes The Giant’s place but is met with a Sting press slam for his trouble.  Flair poses for Sting, turns around and Luger flexes for him, scaring the crap out of Flair.  Luger press slams Flair for good measure before tagging out to Sting.

Sting hits 7 punches in the corner, a hip toss and then a dropkick, sending Flair to the corner.  Sting whips him into the opposite corner, follows after him but is met with a Flair back elbow.    Flair forgets who he is, goes up top, and is tossed off the top.

Bischoff says that next week Nitro will start at 7 PM due to the NBA Playoffs.  I remember watching that episode.

Sting goes for a Stinger Splash outside but eats guardrail hard.  Woman rakes Sting’s eyes for good measure.

In the ring, Flair hits a good vertical suplex to Sting, who no-sells, fires up, and brings in Luger.  Luger is taking it to Flair when Giant comes into the ring and grabs Luger for the choke slam.  Sting comes off of the top rope and buckles the knee of The Giant.  Luger and Sting eventually break up the choke slam.  Woman hands Flair a cup of coffee, which he inadvertently tosses into the eyes of The Giant.  Flair bails fast as the match is called off.

Winners: Sting and Lex Luger (via DQ)

Flair runs back to the ring with a towel, drying off The Giant.  Mean Gene enters as Flair tries to apologize.  Giant says the coffee burned, but it lit a fire in his soul!  You can hear Flair yelling in the background but you can’t hear him over The Giant.  Flair’s at the announce booth.  He says he tried to apologize and Giant didn’t like it, so now he’s mad.  He didn’t like the way Giant looked at the girls anyway.  Flair says Giant has until the end of the show to apologize or he’ll kick Giant’s big ass!  Giant takes off towards Flair, so Flair gets the hell out of Dodge.  Bischoff says that Rob Garner will get it signed and next week, the World Championship will be on the line.  Heenan gives Flair some advice as we go off the air.

 

Not a terrible episode.  The Males/PE match was pretty entertaining.  Benoit VS Guerrero is never bad, so that’s awesome.  The Main Event wasn’t bad, with Lex showing way more babyface tenancies as we head into the summer of 1996.  Hacksaw VS Meng was awful and brought the show down a bit, but over all, not too bad.

I like the idea of the Lethal Lottery and am looking forward to Slamboree.

No Hogan!

Well, that’s it for this week. Thanks for bearing with us as we play catch up, but my school year is about to end, so this summer should be a time for banking tons of episodes so we should be running smoothly.  Plus, as we get nearer to the nWo arriving, I want us firing on all cylinders.  Until next time!

Shane

 

Ratings Breakdown

WWF Raw Ratings – 3.3

WCW Nitro Ratings – 2.7

(Raw – 13, Nitro – 14) (Tie Weeks – 2)

(Unopposed weeks – 4)

WWF’s longest Winning Streak (to this point) – 3

WCW’s longest Winning Streak (to this point) – 4

 

WWF adds another notch to its longest streak column.  Unfortunately, that column is going to get a little longer before WCW really takes over.

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WWF Raw results from this week

Goldust (w/ Marlena) defeated Savio Vega to win the vacant WWF Intercontinental Championship

Vader (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated Fatu

Henry Godwinn & Phinneas Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim) defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri & Ken Patterson

Mankind defeated Aldo Montoya

 

As stated earlier, Bischoff ran down this card twice, letting us know not to switch to Raw.  Unfortunately, it didn’t work, as Nitro lost by almost a full point.  Not a great card, if I do say so.  WTF is Tajiri doing on there?!  Interesting.

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Kick Out at Nitro fans…The Champ…is…here!  For an unprecedented two weeks in a row, you get a bit of a different flavor of commentary than that usually provided by myself.  Derick makes his long awaited return to us here in WCW-land, so I leave you in his loving arms.

-Shane

Ladies and gentlemen, The Champ is back with a review of Monday Nitro. It’s been awhile, but Shane tapped me for this one, so here we go. On a side note, Hogan starts this episode, so I may have made Shane mad at some point, and this is retribution. I’m not sure.

Nitro kicks off with it’s normal video package of ridiculous sound effects and buildings exploding. Eric B reminding us for the millionth time that we are LIVE.

Uh oh……

And here comes Hogan. Heenan with a dated plug about Greg Norman choking at the Masters. And we go straight into the handicap Match.

Match #1: Handicap Match: Hulk Hogan VS “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson & “Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan w/ Woman, Ms. Elizabeth and Jimmy Hart

Originally a tag team match. However, The Booty Man got hurt 2 weeks ago at Saturday Night Main Event. Basically, if Hogan wins, he gets his choice with a manager of his choice for 5 minutes. Same for Sullivan/Anderson. Hogan goes for back to back figure 4 leg locks. God, those look terrible. I’ve always thought that Sullivan stole Hogan’s tights and painted lightning bolts on the rear. Typical handicap match going back and forth. Heels using their numbers to beat down Hogan, but every single one of you knows what is going to happen. Hogan goes into his “shaking man” status, hits the leg drop and wins. Shocking, people. Absolutely shocking. After the match, Hogan corners Woman and Kimberly. Not going to lie, this looks weird. By weird, I mean creepy. Finally, Hogan goes after Jimmy Hart. Atomic drop that Hart sells like he landed on spikes in Hogan’s knee. The Giant comes out and chokeslams Hogan. Hogan IMMEDIATELY no sells it (stupid) and takes out Giant.

Winner: lolHoganwins

After the match: Gene interviews Hogan. Not going to lie here, I don’t really care what Hogan is talking about. A whole bunch of “Brother Brother, Mean Gene, climbing a ladder brother”. Hogan poses like he is deaf.

Back from commercial, commentators talking about Flair teaming with The Giant taking on Luger and Sting in the main event. Damn Mongo has his dog still. I don’t get it.

Match #2: Streetfight – Public Enemy vs. The Nasty Boys.

Nasty Boys were awesome back in the day. And Public Enemy were ok I guess. There is literally a trash can in the ring. Not your standard trash can. A legit “made of hard plastic that feels like concrete” trash can. Basic hardcore match. Seems the weapon of choice is trash cans and trash can accessories. A table is introduced and broken instantly. I’ll give WCW this, WCW didn’t mess around when it came to tables. They didn’t look gimmicked. I’m not sure if budgeting caused the hard takes or what, but I’m a fan. Nitro utilizing the “side by side” camera technique they were famous for. Bischoff begged for a “camera shot of the crowd because they are going crazy”. Nope. The shot they showed was the opposite. Heenan thinks someone has a chainsaw. Made me look, but unfortunately none to be found. Wow. Pinning attempt by Knobbs, broken up by a foot in the ropes. I thought this was a streetfight? Finally…..Knobbs rolls up Grunge for the win. Forgettable match. And now the beatings continue after the bell. Saggs gets an “Enemy sandwich” through a table.

Winners: The Nasty Boys

Match #3: Earl Robert Eaton w/ Jeeves VS “Macho Man” Randy Savage

Commercials, and out comes Earl Robert Eaton. I forgot about this guy! Probably for good reason. Most generic “European” music ever. OUT COMES SAVAGE!!! Thank God this is picking up. Commentators talking about the hatred between Savage and Flair. Bell rings and we’re off. Savage dumps Eaton to the outside, throwing Eaton into the ring post and back inside for the pin. 2 count. Fred Flintstone in the crowd promoting “Dial M for Monkey”. Eaton thinks he is Ric Flair complete with taunt and figure 4. Savage reverses it, cancelling the hold. Savage back on top. Action spills outside again briefly. Back inside the ring, Savage up top. Nails the elbow and this one is in the books. Savage goes for another elbow. Gets it!!. Appearance by Dillinger. Randy is now handcuffed and escorted to the back. Oh my!  Alex Wright and Hacksaw sighting. I guess security was given the night off, so they were asked to play enforcers. Plug for WCW magazine.

Winner: Randy Savage

Match #4: WCW World Tag Team Championship – “Nature Boy” Ric Flair & The Giant w/ Woman, Ms. Elizabeth and Jimmy Hart VS Sting & Lex Luger (WCW Tag Team Champions)

Flair’s music hits and out comes the champion and Giant. Woman and Kimberly escort them out. Sting and Luger out next, and its main event time. The tag titles are on the line? Okay then. Sting and Flair start the match with classic back and forth. These 2 together were truly great. Sting with the Gorilla press to Flair and drop kick to Giant. Tag to Luger and another gorilla press to Flair to the outside. Both times Flair is caught by Giant who tosses him back inside. Flair has had enough of this. He slaps the taste out of the Giant’s mouth, and books it to the back. After the break, Flair and Luger are in the ring. Tag to Giant. Giant commences to throw Luger around the ring and uses his weight to his advantage. Impressive suplex by Giant to Luger. Flair back in and Luger needs a tag badly. Giant and Flair taking turns now beating Luger and keeping him away from the fresh Stinger. Figure 4 by Flair. Luger is selling his heart out. Ric with the extra leverage by Woman and the ropes. Flair lets off the hold and pushes Nick Patrick the ref. Giant tagged in and Gorilla press to Luger. Right back to Flair. Luger fights back, but only momentarily. Flair to the top rope, but it never works (surprisingly). Hot tag to Sting! Sting slams Flair and Irish whip into the corner. Second time tonight a cameraman takes a fall. Sting with the death lock. Woman gets on the apron with hot coffee and attempts to hit Luger with it. He ducks and it goes straight into the face of Sting. Luger and Sting win by DQ, but this is far from over! Chokeslams for everyone courtesy of Giant.

Winners: Sting & Luger by DQ (still Tag Team Champions)

We go to commentary to discuss the final thoughts from tonight’s episode. And that’s the end, everyone

Final thoughts:
You could split this episode in half, literally. The first half, not that good. Second half however was a major improvement.

Hogan is going away soon. Shane and I are certain that Hogan leaves (probably to film some Z-grade celebrity flick) and comes back later on this year. So to waste time, he’s stuck inside the storyline with Sullivan and Anderson.

Public Enemy and the Nasty Boys was a very typical hardcore match. Didn’t really expect much so I wasn’t disappointed.

The Randy Savage match was a squash match. Basically used to get Randy on TV. It worked. Served its purpose and I’m not going complain to see Savage on my TV.

Main event was good. It pushed the storyline forward without going too far. Luger and Sting were great together. Flair and Sting were always money.

I gotta say this. Steve “Mongo” McMichael is absolutely terrible on commentary. He doesn’t bring anything to commentary and is constantly shown up by Bobby Heenan. If I could mute him and only him, I would.

-The Champ

While I don’t exactly mirror Derick’s sentiments that this is the worst Nitro ever…it wasn’t particularly amazing either.  The Hogan match was a particular point with me…and not for the normal “Derick and I can’t stand Hulk Hogan” reasons.  First off, what a let down.  After the tag match two weeks ago, we were lead to believe that there would be this “never before seen” match that featured all four men.  Then, after a two week buildup, we find out that Booty Man was injured on an episode of WCW Saturday Night, so that’s that.  Do we get the Mega Powers as a replacement?  Nope.  We get Hogan dominating two of the top heels in the company, single-handedly.  When you throw in everyone involved, I think we come to 1 VS 6 (Sullivan, Anderson, Woman, Liz, Hart, Giant) and Hogan still comes out on top.  That’s pretty ridiculous.  

What I figured the match would end up being is a tag match with maybe the women in as mixed partners, so that way Kimberly could get her hands on Woman or Elizabeth…that would have been new…or NEW-ISH for WCW…but no, regular handicap match with no fanfare.  Not only that, but the reward was they get the manager of the other team alone in the ring.  That was a little nuts, since the heels have never really shown violence towards women, so them beating up Kimberly would have been a little out of place…although dastardly and would have probably gotten heat for sure.  The odd part, though, was Hogan…the biggest babyface in the company at this time…agreeing to beat a woman in the middle of the ring.  Sure, he picked Hart after the fact, but before that, he teased some good ole fashioned domestic violence for a long time.  One has to think that if Giant and Jimmy Hart hadn’t made their way in, Hogan would have commenced to beating a woman in the center of the ring.  Wow…think that one through for a moment.  

Hulk Hogan is a dick.  I’m beginning to think Hollywood was less of a heel than this version of Hogan.

Tag match was interesting, but forgettable.  Public Enemy’s style doesn’t really work in WCW, I feel.  These bedlam brawls are getting old and it just feels like there’s too much going on.  It’s odd, the older I get, the less that ECW style appeals to me.

I kind of marked out for the Dial M For Monkey plug since I remember watching that episode!  Savage played Wres-lor, an intergalactic wrestler.  It was pretty cool.

Tag match was cool…definitely better than the rest of the show, but the whole “Woman hits someone with something” shtick is getting old fast.  It’s like they come up with one thing and then just recycle it over and over.  Between shoes and coffee, Woman is starting to get on my nerves.

Cool plugs for the Lethal Lottery, which I’m interested to get into.  We’re also starting to setup for Mongo’s in-ring debut as we have had Flair wooing Debra McMichaels for two weeks now (pun intended).  Not overly excited to see him in the ring, but I’m willing to give him another shot, 19 years later.  Just happy to have him off of commentary at this point!  I’ll take some throw away matches to not have to hear him anymore.

Well, that’s it for this week.  Join us here next time as we continue to move through April and into May, when everything changes!

-Shane

Ratings Breakdown

WWF Raw Ratings – 3.1

WCW Nitro Ratings – 2.8

(Raw – 12, Nitro – 14) (Tie Weeks – 2)

(Unopposed weeks – 4)

WWF’s longest Winning Streak (to this point) – 2

WCW’s longest Winning Streak (to this point) – 4

 

From the looks of it, WWF runs April and the first half of May.  With this show, yeah, I can see it.  This one just wasn’t good enough to claim that top spot.

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WWF Raw results from this week

Marc Mero defeated Leif Cassidy

Steve Austin defeated Bart Gunn

Savio Vega defeated Goldust (c) (w/ Marlena) to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship

 

Moments thereafter, another referee disputed the call and WWF President Gorilla Monsoon vacated the title and ordered that the two compete in a rematch to be held the following week.

 

Not a terrible card.  Not one I’m running to check out, mind you, but still, not a bad card.  I’m okay with this episode of Ntiro losing to this card.

So that was interesting! The Kick Out at 2 PPV Predictions, not the PPV itself. So here’s the deal for those playing the home game. Recently Shane, Derick and myself where involved in a group chat which saw me “making fun” of Sting and other WCW related topics. As you should no doubt realize that is a dangerous game one should not play. I figured some form of “revenge” was heading my way but didn’t honestly think they would do what they did… I was wrong. Even with them throwing away their predictions and trolling me back on our main site, I was still only able to pull ahead by one point. Perhaps I should start paying more attention to RAW & Smackdown but after this finasco I’m more inclined to start WCW on the WWE Network.

Robbie – 14/29

Derick – 13/29

Shane – 12/29

Hopefully we will be back on track for Payback since the playing field is very leveled. Also you should head over to Amazon and buy Shane’s first Vol. of Kick Out at Nitro. Just click the picture below! From what I understand it holds the codex to deciphering our last post. ;)