From The Shelf - WCW Superbrawl VI
Posted by Dylan Diot on 10.10.2013
The Mega Powers begin losing steam......
WCW Superbrawl VI
St. Petersburg, FL
Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Dusty Rhodes.
Street Fight- Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge) vs. Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Saggs)
They brawl in the ring to start and Public Enemy dumps the Nasty Boys to the floor. Rock charges at Saggs with a table but Saggs nails him with a chair a few times to block. Grunge nails Saggs with the chair a few times to return the favor but Saggs takes him down with a clothesline. Rock sets up a table and goes to the apron but Knobbs tosses him through the table on the floor for 1 as Grunge nails Knobbs in the back with a chair. Saggs nails Grunge a few times with a trash can lid and back in, Saggs hits a piledriver onto a trash can for 2 as Grunge gets his foot on the ropes. Grunge nails Saggs a few times with a trash can lid as Rock and Knobbs brawl up the entrance way. Knobbs suplexes Rock through a table by the merchandise stand as Saggs and Grunge start brawling in the entrance way. Grunge sets ip a chair and he bulldogs Saggs onto the chair. Knobbs cleans house on Public Enemy using a trash can lid and Saggs suplexes a table onto Rock. Public Enemy fight back and gain the upper hand with the use of a trash can lid and Grunge puts Knobbs on the table. Rock goes into the stands and leaps off a balcony but misses a summersault senton off the balcony through the table!!!! Knobbs nails him with a trash can for 3. Winners- Nasty Boys *** ( At times this was a messy brawl with a lot of no selling but the crowd was HOT for it which resulted in a fun atmosphere so this was a good opener for what it was.)
Konnan promises not to let his Latin fans down and he sends a message in Spanish.
Road Warriors claim an eye for an eye for what they did earlier. Animal says Sting is making a mistake trusting Luger and they got what they wanted by getting Sting and Luger in the ring with them.
I Respect You Strap Match- Kevin Sullivan w/Jimmy Hart vs. Brian Pillman
To win, you have to say I Respect You and they will be attatched with a lether strap. Pillman charges at Sullivan to start and Sullivan goes to the legs to try and take Pillman down. HARD right hand from Sullivan and Pillman says I Respect You Booker Man!!! Pillman immediately walks out as Sullivan looks on in confusion. Winner- Kevin Sullivan DUD ( This match is infamous for the fact that at the time, no one knoew if this was a work or shoot. It was indeed a work but Pillman followed through on it to the point where he got Eric Bischoff to give him a legitimate release from his contract in order to go to the WWF!!!! )
Arn Anderson comes out and he takes Pillmanís place and a new match begins.
I Respect You Strap Match- Kevin Sullivan w/Jimmy Hart vs. Arn Anderson
Anderson whips Sullivan with the strap to start and he hog ties Sullivan using the strap. Anderson stomps away and Sullivan pokes the eye to come back. Sullivan goes low using the strap and he begins to whip Anderson with the strap. Anderson takes Sullivan down and he goes low using his knee into the groin of Sullivan. Anderson hangs Sullivan over the top rope using the strap but Sullivan refuses to give up. Sullivan pulls Anderson to the floor to break and he pulls Anderson into the ring post. Sullivan whips Anderson with the strap a few times but Anderson pulls him into the ring post to stop him. Back in, Anderson goes up but Sullivan pulls him off the top. Suddenly, Ric Flair comes out and gets both men to stop. Flair tells Sullivan they proved nothing and says itís time to focus on kicking Savage and Hoganís butt. Flair says that tonight they are going to take the title, Liz, and they are going to end Hulkamania as a team. Anderson says to get Savage and Hogan he will get in bed with the devil and he shakes hands with Sullivan. Match ends in a No-Contest ** ( This had the opposite intrigue of the Pillman match, the whole ending resulted in one of the worst main events in WCW history. I was enjoying the fight between Sullivan and Anderson before the crap at the end. )
The Giant says tonight is Hoganís day of reckoning and he claims Hulkamania is through forever.
After the match, Hulk Hogan comes out with a chair and he enters the cage. He nails Arn Anderson with a chair and Flair is able to escape the cage.
Hulk Hogan says he didnít expect Elizabeth to stab Savage in the back. Hogan says that even with one bad eye heíll have his fans and the man above watching his blindside which is all he needs to take down the Giant.
Steel Cage Match- The Giant w/Jimmy Hart and Kevin Sullivan vs. Hulk Hogan
Hogan attacks to start and he sends Giant into the cage a few times. Rights by Hogan and hits some punches in the corner. Hogan chokes Giant with his shirt and he goes for a slam but Giant blocks. Giant hammers the back of Hogan and they go to the test of strength. Giant throws some kicks to the ribs of Hogan and he slams Hoganís face off the cage. Giant continues to choke Hogan with a shirt and he works over Hogan in the corner. Slam by Giant and he misses an elbow drop. Rights by Hogan and he goes for a slam but Giant blocks and lands on top of Hogan. Giant stomps away and he sends Hogan into the cage. Suplex by Giant and he hits a backbreaker. He stretches Hogan across his knee and he sends him into the cage again. Bear hug by Giant but Hogan fights out of it. Giant breaks up the momentum and he hits the Chokeslam. However, HOGAN STARTS TO HULK UP~!!!! Rights by Hogan and he sends Giant into the cage. Giant is busted open as Hogan sends Giant into the cage multiple times. Big boot by Hogan and he slams Giant. Leg Drops by Hogan and he climbs the cage. However, Giant sits up and he stops Hogan!!! Giant follows up the cage and they trade chops. Hogan knocks Giant off the top and Hogan climbs out of the cage!!! Winner- Hulk Hogan **1/2 ( I didnít mind this match at all. It was a simple Hogan formula match, as it was fun to watch him overcome the Giant. Not the greatest main event in the world but it sent the crowd home happy at least. )
After the match, Sullivan nails Hogan with a chair but Hogan no sells and throws Sullivan into the cage. The Dungeon of Doom makes their way out and Hogan fights them off with a chair. Hogan is able to clear the cage of the Dungeon of Doom on his own!!!! Loch Ness Monster comes out and the Dungeon of Doom prevents him from entering the cage. Hogan celebrates to end the show.
The 411: While not the greatest PPV I've ever seen, it was an easy watch and most of the wrestling on the show ranged from decent to pretty good. However, this show signified how stale the WCW product and Hogan in particular was at the time. They ran Hogan and Savage vs. combinations of Flair and the Dungeon of Doom for months and by this point it had run its course. Thankful change would come a few months later and would give all parties involved the fresh look they needed. This show is worth a glance but it's not required viewing.