Kick Out At Nitro! – 10/2/1995

Posted: October 2, 2014 by Kick Out At 2! in Derick B, Kick Out At Nitro

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The weight of the WCW world (brother!) is taken off of my shoulders this week by Kick Out at 2’s resident Champ, Derick.  I want to take this moment to apologize for putting Derick through more Hulk Hogan than his doctor has recommended, but, in the end, Derick, it’s all for a good cause! – Shane

Random thoughts while being drunk on nostalgia and Bud Light Platinums

Double main event! Luger/Savage and Flair/Arn. Kicking off on commentary is Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan and Mongo McMichael.

Random Flair sighting! Full on robe status and yelling about “coming right for Arn tonight”. Strong presence out of the gate.

Recap from Luger/Savage from last week. I miss Randy….

October_2,_1995_Monday_Nitro.00001Luger and Savage starting contest. Longest collar elbow tie up ever. And it went everywhere. In the ring, in the corner, through the ropes, the stairs, etc. All the way to commercial. 10 minutes in and already 2 Hogan mentions….great. You know what I miss? Back slides.. It’s never done anymore. Why?!? Torture Rack for the win with the big assist by The Giant.

October_2,_1995_Monday_Nitro.00004Disco Inferno dancing interrupted by Eddie Guerrero. Young Eddie looks like Josh Wolfe. It’s a true story. I miss Eddie too… Wow, this nostalgia trip is getting to my feels. Oh what’s this? Hogan (with neck brace) pulls up in a limo and they cut away from a match showcasing talent? Hogan couldn’t do ANY of the moves that Malenko and Guerrero were pulling off!

Guerrero/Malenko up next. Should be a solid technical match.  They are not disappointing at all. Ends with Guerrero with the quick pin. Very fast-paced and technically sound. Take notes, Vince!

October_2,_1995_Monday_Nitro.00007Mean Gene interviews Hulkster. Hey Shane. There has to be an exemption for me not to watch Hogan segments. I got heart issues. I can’t take this. I got a family to think about. Anywho, lots of “Let me tell you something”, “Brother”, and “Whatcha gonna do”. Shenanigans followed by Hogan losing his mustache via the Taskmaster. Ugh…

October_2,_1995_Monday_Nitro.00012Arn/Flair time!! No one, and I damn mean no one, can sell pain like Ric Flair. And Arn will always be the Pippen to Flair’s Jordan. As much as I like Ric, Arn will always have a special place in my childhood heart. Oh! Nick Patrick with a mullet! Spinebuster by Arn. Damn Bischoff just said “vintage Arn”.. Commentators talking about the O.J. trial. For a moment, I forgot this was 19 years ago. Pillman off the top rope causing causing the DQ win for Flair. Double team on Flair. Announcement of Flair/Arn cage match next week.

Look, I know I was all over the place. It’s what happens when your body had a little alcohol, childhood memories and fun at once. Stay tuned for the next update!

– The Champ

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First off, I share Derick’s anger at being cut away from the Guerrero/Malenko match just to show us Hulk Hogan arriving at the arena.  Granted, I understand that Hogan is their champ and in the biggest angle going on right now, but still, it’s Malenko/Guerrero!  They started off with a cut screen showing both segments, and that would have been okay, but then it cuts full away from the match, which is unforgivable.  It was a damn good match, too.  Can’t wait for the Cruiserweight division to really get going as that was always the best part of WCW.  This segment did include Hogan using the line “I’m not the big picture now” 

Derick was definitely right about the lock up in the Savage/Luger match being the longest lock up ever.  It was almost comical, honestly.  I’d expect to see it in a Colt Cabana match more than a match with these two main eventers.  I like the teasing of Luger being somehow aligned with the Dungeon of Doom and can’t wait to see that play out to see if I have that exactly right in my memory.  The whole “is he/isn’t he evil” aspect with Luger is pretty cool and a nice way to shake up the main event that’s basically full of babyfaces.

The Flair/Double A feud is getting hot and Pillman is playing his part perfectly.  I can’t wait to see how this turns out…especially once they bring Sting in.

All in all, pretty good episode with some good matches and good story line advancement.  I enjoyed.

-Shane

 

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WWF Raw Ratings – 2.5

WCW Nitro Ratings – 2.5

(Raw 2, Nitro 1) (Tie Weeks – 1)

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

WCW’s longest Winning Streak (to this point) – N/A

 

Wow, a tie!  First time that’s happened!

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WWF Raw results from this week

Razor Ramon defeated The 1-2-3 Kid

Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Barry Horowitz

PG-13 defeated Al Brown & Sonny Rogers

Bret Hart deafeated Jean-Pierre Lafiette

 

Raw was the weaker show again this week.  Razor vs Kid was probably good but on paper, the other three matches just all look weak.

Anyway, join us back here next week for another episode of Kick Out at Nitro!

 

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