WCW Nitro: January 27, 1997

  • The Faces Of Fear (Meng & The Barbarian) vs. The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner)
  • The Giant vs. Road Block
  • WCW United States Championship Match:Eddie Guerrero vs. Jeff Jarrett
  • Billy Pearl vs. The Ultimo Dragon
  • Lex Luger vs. Ron Powers
  • The Amazing French Canadians (Jacques Rougeau & Carl Ouelette) vs. Arn Anderson & Steve McMichael
  • WCW World Tag Team Championship: The Extreme (Ace Darling & Devon Storm) vs. The Outsiders (Scott Hall & Kevin Nash)
  • Joe Gomez vs. Kevin Sullivan
  • WCW World Cruiserweight Championship: Dean Malenko vs. Jerry Flynn
  • Chris Benoit vs. Hugh Morrus
  • WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match: The Giant vs. Hulk Hogan

Editors’ Comments / Rating

Compared to: https://www.ckpunk.com/wwf-raw-january-27-1997/

C. K. Punk: Another awesome episode of Nitro. Superior production to the WWF Raw episode. Good mix of story/drama along with matches. Story line is multidimensional and more going on than what RAW has,


  • Eric Bischoff was playing a jerk boss this episode, and seems pretty reminiscent of how Vince McMahon will end up being on Raw. Very similar angle.
  • More example how the 90’s were awesome and we were fine with being politically correct. Commentators comment: “That’s why you should keep them in the kitchen”, if reference to Debra Marshall.
  • Rick flair I still find to be super annoying.
  • WCW has a lot of championship matches, especially when compare to RAW. Also, WCW has some pretty short matches. I suppose this makes it a bit more realistic.

My rating:

Acting: 3
Commentating: 3
Match Excitement: 3
Production Quality: 4
Story: 4


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