Pay Per View Report

WCW: Spring Stampede

Wow! WCW put on a really great pay per view! Usually they tend to be boring main events and maybe one or two good midcard matches. But this was an excellent one! Spring Stampede was great!

Goldberg vs. Saturn This was Goldberg's first real match, and I have to say that mas really impressed! It lasted for awhile, and for the first time, GOLDBERG GOT BEAT ON!!! YAY!! But I'll give the man credit. He's doing better and unlike a certain H. Hogan, at least Goldberg is putting some effort into it and trying! He powered out of the Rings of Saturn into a Jackhammer, getting the win.

Ultimo Dragon vs. Chavo Guererro Jr. These guys can definitely work a match! Witht he usual high flying moves and great mat wrestling, Ultimo reversed a hurricane DDT to put ont he Dragon Sleeper and got the win.

Booker T. vs. Chris Benoit Well you know I can't say a bad word about Benoit! I like Booker too and they worked a good match. Booker T submitted to the Crippler Crossface, but the referee was knocked out. Benoit got up to help him and Booker hit him with a Harlem Sidekick and pinned him. Good match, bad finish.

British Bulldog vs. Curt Hennig After these great matches I knew I was in for a letdown, and here it was. This should have been on Nitro or Thunde because it sucked. With Vincent and a nightstick, Rude and Hennig beat on the Bulldog, giving Davey Boy a cheap DQ win. Who cares?

Chris Jericho vs. Prince Iaukea Chris Jericho is going to be the biggest thing in wrestling pretty soon. He put on an incredible match as usual, with the so-so Prince Iaukea. Jericho put the Liontamer on multiple times out of nowhere and Prince managed to get out of them. Jericho reversed a sunset flip into a Liontamer and made Prince Iaukea give up. Jericho added Prince's skirt to his giant trophy collection. Great match as I'd expect nothing less from the Lionheart.

Lex Luger & Rick Steiner vs. Buff Bagwell & Scott Steiner A so-so match, but above average for these guys. I don't either one of these teams worked well together, but Buff shined through giving a good match. Luger made Buffy submit to the Torture Rack to get the win.

Psychosis vs. LaParka The luchadores always put on good performances, but this one was below average. LaParka annoys me and there was too much standing around waiting for guys to jump off the ropes and hit him. Psychosis hit a guillotine leg drop to win.

Kevin Nash & Hollywood Hogan vs. Roddy Piper & The Giant If nothing, this bat match, built the storyline quite well. Kevin Nash was about to powerbomb the Giant when Hogan whacked him with a bat. Witht he Disciple also in interfering, it caused bad wrestling but a good show. Overall despite my detest of Hogan and Piper it was good. Technically Hogan and Nash won.

Overall this was the best pay-per-view I've seen in quite a long time! I was thoroughly impressed by WCW's efforts. I give Spring Stampede a solid 9\10


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