WCW Nitro: January 20, 1997

  • Alex Wright vs. Chris Jericho
  • nWo Sting vs. Scotty Riggs
  • Arn Anderson & Steve McMichael vs. Eddie Guerrero & Jeff Jarrett
  • WCW World Cruiserweight Championship: Dean Malenko vs. The Ultimo Dragon
  • WCW World Television Championship: Jacques Rougeau vs. Lord Steven Regal
  • Chris Benoit vs. Kevin Sullivan
  • Carl Ouelette vs. Jim Duggan
  • Dave Taylor vs. Masahiro Chono
  • Booker T vs. Scott Hall defeated
  • Lex Luger vs. Stevie Ray
  • **Dark Match** WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match: Hollywood Hogan vs. Lex Luger

Editors’ Comments / Rating

Compared to: https://www.ckpunk.com/wwf-raw-january-20-1997/

C. K. Punk: Another enjoyable WCW nitro. My thoughts:

  • Macho Man sitting in the ring was humorous to an extent, but lacked a realistic ending. Sting being able to shove him around with the bat and then both just walk way doesn’t make a lot of sense to me an was anticlimactic.
  • When Stevie Ray came out announcer made comment:” didn’t this guy just get beat up…oh this is the other one”. Funny moment, and he was obviously referring to the “other” tag team partner, in today’s politically correct culture, I doubt a comment like this would fly well.
  • Commentator made a reference to a “bogus Sting” when the nWo Sting came out. I am new to WCW and am not very familiar with this story line, but, it is apparent that there is the real Sting and a fake Sting. The commentators have been playing along as if they believed Sting really did join the nWo, or at least were not sure. This comment seems out of place, so I am wondering if commentator slipped up here?

My rating:

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


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Posted in: 1997, Alex Wright, Arn Anderson, Booker T, Carl Ouellet, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Dave Taylor, Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero, Hollywood Hogan, Jacques Rougeau, Jan. 20, Jeff Jarrett, Jim Duggan, Kevin Sullivan, Lex Luger, Lord Steven Regal, Masahiro Chono, nWo Sting, Scott Hall, Scotty Riggs, Steve McMichael, Stevie Ray, The Ultimo Dragon, WCW, WCW '97

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