Sunday, May 28, 2006

WCW Slamboree 2000

1) Chris Candido vs. The Artist - 5
2) Norman Smiley & Ralphus vs. Terry Funk – Handicap Match - 3
3) Curt Hennig vs. Shawn Stasiak - 4
4) Scott Steiner vs. Hugh Morrus - 4
5) Mike Awesome vs. Chris Kanyon - 4
6) Buff Bagwell vs. Lex Luger - 3
7) Shane Douglas vs. Ric Flair - 4
8) Sting vs. Vampiro - 6
9) Billy Kidman vs. Hulk Hogan (Special referee: Eric Bischoff) - 6
10) Diamond Dallas Page vs. Jeff Jarrett vs. David Arquette – Triple Cage Match – 5

To say that this show was a let down would be an understatement. The opener was a decent contest that saw Candido retain the cruiserweight title. Funk and Smiley had a horrible contest which saw minimal involvement from the fat tub of goo named Ralphus. Stasiak and Hennig was terrible. The sad fact is that Hennig was still in great shape and couldn’t even carry Stasiak to decent contest. Steiner and Morrus blew harder than Lita does in a hotel room after Raw. Awesome and Kanyon was terrible and served absolutely no purpose whatsoever. Bagwell and Luger was the epitome of terrible. Douglas and Flair had an incredible build up but the delivery was terrible. Flair was working in street clothes and Douglas had no room to work. Sting and Vampiro can only be described as a miracle. They worked a pretty fast match which could easily be described as the best match of the show. Kidman and Hogan had potential but because Hogan refused to do the job, he killed any luck Kidman had of getting a decent push. It was nice to see Hogan use tables and step into the 21st century finally. The triple cage was not a good idea at all and came from the dumbass movie Ready to Rumble. It you haven’t seen this contraption, imagine a Hell in a Cell cage with a smaller cage on top of it and a smaller cage on top of that. Basically the idea was to start in the ring and climb up to the top of the third cage and retrieve the belt. Thankfully, Arquette got bumped out early on and left the work to the Jarrett and DDP. The finish sucked and Awesome and Kanyon interfered for some unknown reason and featured Kanyon taking a Foley bump from the top of the first cage onto the rampway. Aside from the opener and the two matches that received a six, I’d skip everything else.

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