Live in Tacoma Washington at the Tacoma Dome was the sight of WCW Spring Stampede.
JUVENTUD GUERRERA def. BLITZKRIEG
These two men defy the laws of gravity. Both men are two of the best cruiserweights in the world, and were battling it out for the right to challenge the cruiserweight at tomorrow’s Nitro.
The match opened up with Blitzkrieg delivering a devastating backbreaker to Juvi followed by an early nearfall. As the intensity began to rise Juvi launched a comeback with an unbelievable springboard missile drop kick to the head or Blitzkrieg. The fans were on their feet screaming as Juvi took his body to the limit with a suicide dive outside the ring on Blitzkrieg. Juvi took the broken Blitzkrieg into the ring for a surfboard submission but to the shock of Juvi, Blitzkrieg reversed the move into a pin of his own.
However, things wouldn’t stay in Blitzkrieg’s favor for long. Both men had enough of each other and were doing anything to win. Blitzkrieg attempted an unreal sky twister moonsault that missed. This signaled the end of Blitzkrieg as Juvi took it to the top tope were he used a super Juvi-driver for the victory.
BAM BAM BIGELOW def. HAK
Both men are one of the toughest in this business. They had every expectation that this match had the potential to be career-ending. Both Hak and Bam Bam came to the ring with weapons in hand. The fans had seen the luchador style in the previous match and were ready for the hardcore ride ahead. The match started as soon as they laid eyes on each other.
Hak put Bam Bam on a table near the internet broadcast position. Nothing could have prepared us for the unbelievable event that was about to unfold. Hak took it to the sky as he scaled the stagecoach and did a summersault ten feet onto Bam Bam. The fans stood in utter disbelief.
Hak took Bam Bam to the ring were he continued to beat him with a crutch. The crutch was not the only weapon in Hak’s arsenal as he removed a ladder from under the ring. However, Bam Bam was not going to lay down for long and began to mount his offense. When Chastity’s interference failed, Bam Bam took Hak from the top rope and finished the match with his infamous greetings from Asbury Park threw a table.
SCOTTY RIGGS def. MIKEY WHIPWRECK
Scotty Riggs who now thinks he is the prettiest man alive, was in a battle with WCW newcomer Mikey Whipwreck. After several slaps to the face and a number of insults Mikey turned up the heat. Mikey took Riggs to school with a number of hurracanranas and some good old-fashioned kicks to the face. Riggs, who was insulted Mikey would actually try to hit his face, launched at Mikey with a flying forearm for the win.
KONNAN def. DISCO INFERNO
Disco’s wrestling has been compared to a bad acid trip by some wrestling insiders. However, Disco was determined to make a name for himself. This match was back and forth between both competitors. As Disco attempted a swinging neckbreaker, K-Dawg countered with a fisherman suplex.
Disco attempted to finish the match with his last dance (formerly known as the chartbuster). K-Dawg realized this and used Disco’s own move against him and got the win.
REY MYSTERIO, JR. def. KIDMAN
This match was already being called a match of the year before either man had stepped into the ring. Kidman and Rey used whatever they had in their bag of tricks to finish the other off. Rey’s attempted hurracanrana was countered by Kidman’s running powerbomb. Kidman then used his classic outside-the-ring shooting star press. Rey took control with a super bulldog, the same move that put Kidman out a few weeks back.
Mysterio landed a facebuster but Kidman would not stay down. Rey landed a superb top rope hurracanrana for the pin.
BENOIT AND MALENKO def. RAVEN AND SATURN
Both teams have tension that dates back several weeks. It was Raven and Saturn who cost the Horsemen their tag titles on Nitro. For Benoit and Malenko it was payback time. The match opened with a lot of offense by Raven and Saturn. It was a brutal offense with a great deal of the match taken place outside the ring. The match culminated when Benoit hit a top rope bulldog on Raven with a steel chair.
SCOTT STEINER def BOOKER T.
U.S. Title Final
Steiner was utilized his strength in a series of suplexes. Booker T. did not stay down for long and did his classic spinning flip up into a head scissors kick. Booker could not end the match because the referee had taken a bumb earlier on. When the ref came out of his dizzy spell, Steiner was on top for the win after he used his classic frankensteiner.
GOLDBERG def. KEVIN NASH
Two of the biggest and most popular guys in our sport battled it out. After Nash had taken an early advantage, Goldberg began his war path. Golberg went for the spear, but missed as Nash leaped over it and Goldberg hit the ref. While Goldberg was trying to revive the referee, Lex Luger planted a chair on Goldberg. Golberg fought fire with fire and hit a low blow on Nash, followed by a spear and jack hammer for the victory.
DDP def. HOLLYWOOD HOGAN, STING, & RIC FLAIR w/ SAVAGE as the special ref
World Heavyweight Title
The match started with Flair and Hogan battling outside while Sting and DDP fought inside. Sting worked an early scorpion deathlock on DDP. Sting then slammed Flair. Flair and Hogan locked up again but Flair’s chops had no effect no Hogan. Hollywood landed his classic leg drop early with Sting breaking the count.
Later in the match Hogan injured his knee, leaving the others to fight on. Sting took control of the match, landing a huge Stinger splash on DDP.
Flair used his figure-four on Sting, but was drug to the middle of the ring by Savage.
Savage then climbed the top rope and used his elbow drop on Flair. DDP used his diamond cutter on Flair, while Sting was out.DDP then went for the pin, to become the new WCW World Heavyweight Champion.