WCW Monday Nitro #4, September 25th, 1995
Florence Civic Center in Florence, South Carolina
Disco Inferno vs. Alex Wright
So this is the infamous Disco Inferno. Never seen an Inferno match before this, and really it wasn't as bad as some have warned me it would be. Despite being Disco's Nitro debut, Alex Wright was the star of this match. He was able to clear the top rope on a dive, with no hands, and without much effort. Wright would probably be really popular today, with his cosmopolitan style and look. After a kind of short match, Wright got the pin with the backslide. Nothing special.
Hulk Hogan cut a Hulk Hogan promo in a neck brace. He talked about how the Giant broke his neck and how he won't die, and I'm starting to think that maybe Ric Flair isn't the immortal sorcerer after all. Brother, brother.
They recapped the Randy Savage and Lex Luger confrontation from last week. Pirate shirt, snakes, etc. The two came out to shout at each other, and decide to have a number one contenders, Lex leaves town match next week. But for tonight, they have matches to get ready for.
Kurasawa vs Craig Pittman
|Monster Morning Mullet|
**1/2, a very fun match.
Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman came out to run down Ric Flair. Brian is officially full on Loose Cannon here, and Arn was as Arn always was. Both men went about their own ways saying that Ric was fucked, because he couldn't find a partner to help him. Arn said it was because he burned every bridge, because Ric had always had Arn to back him up. This was a great segment.
They replayed Taskmaster's murder attempt on Randy Savage from last week. Right before
Randy Savage vs. The Taskmaster
It was almost non-existant really. The match would have served better as an angle. Randy chased Taskmaster around, who only got a little offense. Randy took 95% of the three minutes, before The Giant ran out and caused the DQ. Babyface geeks then began pouring out and getting chokeslammed. It was wonderful
Lex came out to try and save his friend, and got layed out for it as well. That's when Meng came out and we began
Lex Luger vs. Meng
Since he walked in on a Luger that had been killed by The Giant, Meng took about 99% of the match. Meng beat him, and killed him, and pummeled him, and I'm just repeating myself. Luger started the comeback, before Meng put some kind of 3 inch spike on his thumb and Umaga-Humbled him.
This wasn't a good episode of Nitro. It had one fun match, but it was inconsequential to the rest of the flow of Nitro's canon. Next week, we get Hogan for the first time since being almost killed by The Giant, The American Males, The Nasty Boys, Dean Fucking Malenko, and Luger taking on Savage in what I assume is the main event. Next week's gotta be better, right?