WCW Monday Nitro

Knoxville, Tennessee
January 11, 1999

Gene Okerlund Interview: Ric Flair
The Nature Boy started Nitro with a series of important announcements. He spoke of his match at Souled Out against Curt Hennig and Barry Windham, with his son David Flair as his partner. He told fans that Hogan still had a contract, and would defend the belt next pay-per-view. J.J. Dillon was rehired, and a ladder match was signed between Goldberg and Scott Hall (Hall is the master of that match). Flair also called out the LWO and
implored them to rejoin WCW with more right; The Mexican Superstars complied. Finally, since they were a match short, the 13-time Champ added one more match to the loaded Nitro roster: Curt Hennig vs. Ric Flair.

Gene Okerlund Interview: Saturn
Because of Chris Jericho and referee Scott Dickinson's strange relationship, Saturn demanded he get a rematch with the Lyin' Heart to avenge his questionable loss. Jericho and Ralphus arrived, and said he would only sign to the match, if Saturn would agree to a stipulation where, if he'd lost, he'd have to wear a dress for the rest of his career. An enraged Saturn was eventually taunted into the bout.

Ernest Miller with Sonny Onoo d. Saturn
Pre-match, referee Scott Dickinson replaced Randy Anderson. Saturn squashed The Cat, but Dickinson started to argue with Onoo, and failed to make the count. Jericho ran down, hit Saturn with a shovel, and gave Miller the win. Post-match, Jericho tried to put a dress on Saturn.

In a prerecorded segment, fans watched Eric Bischoff arrive that the WCW office, find his parking place had been taken, and his entry card invalid. After making the former WCW/NWO President wait for hours, Flair agreed to meet with him. Flair listened to Bischoff moan about his success, but chastised Bischoff for putting his feet on Flair's desk. The Nature Boy then yelled at Bischoff concerning the new NWO, and promised to make is life miserable.

Gene Okerlund Interview: Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
Chavo tried to celebrate Pepe's birthday, mid-ring, with a cake but was interrupted by Norman Smiley. Smiley asked why he wasn't invited, and eventually took Pepe and put him in a shredder outside the arena. Chavo was shocked, and continued to scream.

In another prerecorded statement, fans watched Raven spending time with his brother Jim. Jim suggested that his sibling dump Kanyon. The two then went to the garage, where they looked at old pictures of Raven.

NWO Interview
The new NWO arrived in limousines, with Hell's Angels escorting them to the arena. Hogan said he could beat anyone in WCW and still wanted to be President; BigSexy promised to prove he was WCW's only big man by beating Giant, and Big Poppa Pump told fans he would wrestle Page later in the show.

Rey Mysterio, Jr. vs. Kaz Hayashi
Strangely, Mysterio wore his LWO shirt to the ring. Mid-match, Lex Luger came down, destroyed Hayashi, and demanded Mysterio take off the LWO shirt. Mysterio refused, and was racked. Konnan came down, and questioned Luger. The Total Package explained that Mysterio wasn't NWO, and neither was Konnan. The NWO troops arrived seconds later, and spray-painted and tasered the Mexican Superstar.

Gene Okerlund Interview: Giant
Giant said he was tired of Hogan, and would devastate Nash later in the night.

Booker T. d. Lenny Lane
Booker's back, baby, and looks unstoppable. Outclassing Lane, a promising youngster, The Harlem Heater won with a Spin kick.

Scott Steiner with Buff Bagwell d. Diamond Dallas Page
Television Title Match
DDP dominated Steiner in one-on-one competition, but became overwhelmed by Big Poppa's entourage. Page managed to take out Vincent, but had his eyes powdered by Bagwell. Disoriented, Page suffered the Steiner Recliner and the loss.

Mike Tenay Interview: Goldberg
Backstage, Goldberg admonished himself for thinking Nash would fight fair at Starrcade. He promised fans it wouldn't happen again.

In a prerecorded segment, Bischoff helped build the ring, but kept arguing with the crew.

Scott Hall d. Bam Bam Bigelow
Pre-match, Hall taunted Goldberg. Bigelow really worked The Outsider, but Hall was given a mysterious assist from Disco Inferno. The former TV Champ handed Hall a taser and, when The Beast attempted Greetings from Asbury Park, Bigelow felt the charge. Hall merely covered Bigelow for the pin.

In more prerecorded comments, Goldberg said he expected deception from The Outsiders, but not Luger. We warned Luger about throwing away his fans and career.

Ric Flair d. Curt Hennig
During the match, both Flair's son David and Barry Windham came to the ring. Flair escaped a figure-four leglock, and became enraged when Windham struck his son. Hennig soon felt The Nature Boy's leg-breaking finisher. Windham interfered, and the Flairs cleared the ring.

In more prerecorded comments, Goldberg discussed his ladder match in WCW, his first stipulation match.

Kevin Nash with Scott Hall d. Giant
Hall, once again, made all the difference. Since he'd help construct the ring, Bischoff slyly left his wrench out, allowing The Lone Wolf to clock Giant and give Nash the win. Post-match, The Outsiders celebrated at the announcer's booth and in the ring, and gave the Giant the classic NWO treatment.