Souled Out

May 1, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck


Sunday, January 17, 1999 in Charleston, West Virginia

-Before the show officially started, pre-recorded footage was shown of a Ric Flair press conference. Flair discussed matters on WCW, basically saying they would remain supreme.

-Backstage, Goldberg was on the floor, favoring his knee. He was yelling out loud. The announcers said they had no idea what happened, and all the new of was that there was a disturbance backstage. Note: We know that Goldberg’s knee has legitimately been giving him trouble lately, and he made need to get it scoped sooner or later.

-Chris Benoit defeated Mike Enos (Submission)
-Mike Enos put up a tough fight for Enos, but Chris Benoit pulled off the victory with his Crippler Crossface submission maneuver.

-Norman Smiley defeated Chavo Guerrero, Jr. (Submission)
-Norman Smiley had an urn with him. Chavo Guerrero, Jr. was angry and fighting with a lot of intensity. During the match, Tony Schiavone announced that Goldberg would still wrestle his Ladder-Taser match with Scott Hall later in the show. Smiley later put on the Norman Conquest (Chicken Wing) on Chavo. Chavo tried to fight it, but eventually submitted.

-Fit Finlay pinned Van Hammer
-Fit Finlay’s original opponent was scheduled to be Steve McMichael, but an explanation wasn’t giving to why he wasn’t there. Finlay dominated the match with his aggressiveness and won with his Tombstone Piledriver.

-Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Wrath
-Both put up a tough fight, but Bam Bam Bigelow hit Greetings from Asbury Park from out of no-where, to take the win.

-Lex Luger defeated Konnan (Submission)
-Konnan came out with entrance music from his music video. Konnan did his usual introduction at the beginning, but without mentioning The Wolfpac. He taunted Lex Luger, as he made his way out. Before the match, Lex Luger said he had nothing but love for Konnan, and he offered Konnan to walk out, which was the easy way. Luger said all that happened was that Konnan made the B-Team and not the A-Team. Konnan decided not to leave and just attacked Luger, meaning the match was underway. As the match went on, Elizabeth made her way down to ringside. Konnan put on the Tequilla Sunrise, but Elizabeth sprayed black spraypaint in Konnan’s eyes, which let Luger capitalize with the Torture Rack for the win. Mike Tenay said, “Boy, does she [Elizabeth] have good timing.” Konnan was helped out by Danny Young and Mickey Jay.

-Chris Jericho pinned Saturn *Dress Match*
[Loser wears a dress for 90 days.]
-The stipulation was that whoever lost would have to wear a dress for 90 days. Chris Jericho and Ralphus had the dress in a paper bag. Jericho’s favorite referee, Scott Dickinson, was wrestling the match. Apparently, according to Tony Schiavone, Jericho had buttered up Dickinson to get him to think that Saturn hated him. At one point during the match, Saturn fought out the Lion Tamer. A small package was made, and Dickinson did a fast pin, to let Jericho take the victory. Saturn was then forced to put on the dress, as Jericho, Ralphus, and Dickinson laughed. Note from: The stipulation where if Chris Jericho lost, he could not wrestle for 90 days, was not added after all.

-Kidman pinned Juventud Guerrera, Psychosis, and Rey Mysterio, Jr. *Cruiserweight Championship*
-Kidman could have lost the Cruiserweight Title without even being in the ring. He and Rey Mysterio, Jr. started off the match. All four wrestlers executed many high-flying maneuvers, and they were continuous. There were also a lot of nearfalls. Out of no-where, Kidman hit the Shooting Star Press on Juventud Guerrera, to retain the Cruiserweight Title.

-Ric Flair/David Flair pinned Curt Hennig/Barry Windham
-Before the match, Ric Flair called Curt Hennig and Barry Windham Horsemen rejects. Hennig said he would beat both of the Flair’s rear ends. Hennig said he wanted Arn Anderson out of there, but then decided not to complain, because he thought Anderson supposedly couldn’t do anything. Flair told Hennig to keep his mouth shut, or he could be fired and go to the WWF or some other joint. Hennig and Windham just talked trash in the ring most of the time. Ric was in the ring for a long amount of time. At one point, Anderson helped Flair get back in the match, but Hennig took down Anderson with a double axe-handle. David Flair started the match and ended the match with the pin. Afterward, all members of Wolfpac/NWO and Four Horsemen made their ways in. The brawl was everywhere. The Wolfpac/NWO overpowered The Four Horsemen. Ric was handcuffed to the ropes. Hogan whipped Flair’s son with a belt, and Ric was forced to watch. The crowd chanted, “We want Goldberg” and then, “We want Sting.” It was all done for Eric Bischoff, as Hogan revealed to the camera. “NWO” was spraypainted on the Flair’s back.

-Goldberg defeated Scott Hall *Ladder/Taser Match*
-Scott Hall said he had some good and bad news. The good news was everyone got to see him, and the bad news was that once Goldberg found out he would take on Hall, he urinated in his pants, slipped in it, and hurt his knee. Hall claimed he not only ended Goldberg’s winning streak, but his career. Hall wanted his hand to be raised, because Goldberg supposedly wouldn’t make it. But Goldberg’s music played, and he made his way out, with a kneebrace on his left knee. Goldberg favored the knee throughout the match. Hall was about to reach the taser after climbing the later, but Goldberg knocked him down. Goldberg went for it, but Disco Inferno ran down and knocked off Goldberg. Hall grabbed the taser and began to stun Goldberg, but Goldberg fought out. Goldberg found the taser and stunned Disco. Goldberg came into the ring with the taser. Hall was begging Goldberg not to do anything. Goldberg speared, Jackhammered, and stunned Hall, to take the win. Bam Bam Bigelow ran in at the end, and Goldberg had to fight him off. Hall grabbed the taser and began to stun Goldberg and Bigelow, as the show went off the air.

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