REWIND-A-WAI #47: WCW Monday Nitro (June 30, 1997)

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John Pollock and Wai Ting review WCW Monday Nitro from June 30, 1997 featuring the WCW Nitro debuts of Raven and Curt Hennig.

Also: Ric Flair and friends attempt to insult Roddy Piper, Rey Mysterio challenges Kevin Nash (it doesn’t go well), Chris Jericho defends the WCW Cruiserweight Title against Juventud Guerrera, and Hollywood Hogan has words for “DDPee-Pee”.

This edition of the Rewind-A-Wai is presented by Espresso Executive Producer, Michael King.

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WCW Monday Nitro
June 30, 1997
Las Vegas, NV
MGM Grand Garden Arena

  • WCW Cruiserweight Title: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Juventud Guerrera
  • Dean Malenko vs. Eddy Guerrero
  • WCW Television Title: Steve Regal (c) vs. Hector Garza
  • Super Calo vs. Psicosis
  • Ric Flair, Steve McMichael & Chris Benoit vs. Buff Bagwell, Scott Norton & Masahiro Chono
  • Mortis & Wrath vs. High Voltage
  • WCW US Title: Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Konnan
  • Kevin Nash vs. Rey Mysterio
  • Lex Luger, The Giant & Diamond Dallas Page vs. Randy Savage, Kevin Nash & Scott Hall

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I sincerely hope that the Beast Wars site that Wai went to was the Benson Yee site. The writers ultimately brought him on as a consultant on the season 2 finale three-parter

If it was the first result in Altavista, it likely was.

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I must admit, I have purchased Beast Wars (Beasties) VHS tapes back in the day.


I really enjoyed this review, another thing that showed the Horseman were a midlevel stable is old school Ric and the rest of them would’ve jumped Jarrett instead of just saying you’re out of the group. One of the feedbacks were someone saying how Tony Schiavone was the voice of their childhood and I get that, it’s been a blast hearing him on AEW

Was Kevin Nash part of the creative team in this episode, seeing how he was omnipresent throughout ?

No, this was the pre-Nash booking period.

I loved Beast Wars as a kid. I think it was one of the first shows that I watched where there was a story arc that progressed every episode rather than single episode storylines.

Has the update been given on night 1 or 2?

Night two in Osaka feat. Okada vs. Goto, Naito vs. Ishii.

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