*Last night’s WCW Tuesday Nitro from the Hammerstein Ballroom is expected to be the last time the company will ever hold an event in that venue. Raven and Saturn put on a good match where they revisited their feud from yesteryear and earned cheers from a lot of the old ECW fan base. This good vibe was completely spoiled when boy band One Direction took the stage for a performance of their smash hit, “What Makes You Beautiful” prior to the main event. At least that’s what it was supposed to be. The band could barely be heard over the boos from those in attendance. New Yorkers greeted Hurricane Sandy with more warmth!
*With the audience exhibiting a “Beyond Thunderdome” level of animosity Sid Vicious and The Ultimate Warrior had their work cut out for them in their match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Not only were neither of them up to the challenge, but both completely gave up on trying to play to the crowd. The low light of the performance was Sid putting Warrior in a three minute chinlock followed by four bodyslams in a row.
*Scott Steiner and Vader are continuing to feud despite being shuffled down the card. The WCW booking committee is said to be high…on keeping the feud a three way affair. However, with The Ultimate Warrior now in a program with Sid the team is scrambling to find a replacement for him. A source tells us that WCW higher ups are looking for someone faster and younger to carry the workload in the matches. Vampiro has been suggested.
*Kevin Nash, head of talent relations, passed on signing Colt Cabana, Jimmy Jacobs and Adam Cole. He reportedly described the three as “vanilla midgets” in a conversation with Scott Hall within earshot of the trio. Kevin Steen fared better in his meeting with WCW brass, but will go as far as Cabana, Jacobs and Cole in WCW. Steen was offered the chance to lose to former WCW jobber Road Block in a dark match prior to last night’s WCW Tuesday Nitro. Steen declined reportedly saying that it would not be in his best interest.
*We can confirm that plans for a WSX invasion of WCW have finally been nixed. The storyline originally set to have former WSX ring announcer Fabian Kaelin lead a stable of ex-WSX wrestlers to invade Nitro was troubled from the get-go. Some within the company argued that the idea was way past its point of expiration. Others argued that WSX wasn’t around long enough to have wrestlers strictly thought of as “WSX guys.” However, the final nail in the (exploding) coffin was completely unrelated to these arguments. Instead the WCW booking committee ruled the storyline to be impossible since WSX’s style of editing couldn’t be mixed with WCW’s more traditional editing approach. Kaelin is still expected to appear in the company as the focal point of another New World Order rebirth angle.
*The plans for WCW Starrcade 2012 is still expected to be Bill Goldberg taking on The Ultimate Warrior for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. However, with Goldberg yet to reappear on WCW television since the company’s moderately successful tour of Germany it is unknown how this storyline will play out. In the meantime Sid Vicious is set to take on The Ultimate Warrior in a rematch of Tuesday’s horror show.
* WCW has come to terms with the release of Dionicio Castellanos Torres (Psicosis Sparkle) after he had expressed distaste with his My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic inspired gimmick. Contrary to what was reported previously WCW is not believed to be letting go of the other half of the WCW World Tag Team Championship holders, Pinkie Parka. Right now the plans are to keep the belts on Parka and team him up with another WCW luchador. Expect this wrestler to be based on another My Little Pony character because Pinkie Parka merchandise has been selling like hotcakes.
Disclaimer: Unless you got your head slammed in a cage door like Ric Flair or mule kicked by Bill Goldberg then you should know that none of this actually happened. The real WCW was purchased in 2001 by the company that would become WWE.
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