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For once I will be using this article to feed into the next Monday Morning Quarterback, because this is an event that deserves that type of retelling. By now fans had been growing a little tired of nobody being able to even dent the platform that had been set up by the New World Order. Looking at this card there is a reason that 1997 is one of the peak years for WCW when it seemed like everything was going right. One thing that made WCW different was they wouldn't use the same commentary team for the entire show normally switching out Mike Tenay for Bobby Heenan on Nitro or Mike Tenay would join the team for Cruiserweight matches on PPV to provide better insight on the competitors.
This match in my opinion was the height of the NWO's first chapter and there first major feud for the stable was the Four Horseman and this was the blow off. Earlier in the year we had the pleasure to have the unfortunate moment of seeing Arn Anderson announce his retirement and award his spot in the Four Horsemen to Curt Hennig. I will save the breakdown the match and what followed for the Monday Morning QB upcoming, but it's the little mistakes that added up.
Overall rating: B+
A number of solid matches and I would also point out that even though Hogan and Sting were in the mix of their legendary feud and didn't need to be included in the event. This PPV put on display the depth that WCW had at one point and what they could do when they can focus on the booking at not things that were out of their control.
Eddy Guerrero Def. (Pin) Chris Jericho (C) Commentator: Mike Tenay WCW Cruiserweight Championship
Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner Def. (Pin) Booker T. & Stevie Ray Commentator: Larry Zbyszko
Alex Wright Def. (Pin) Ultimo Dragon Commentator: Mike Tenay WCW World Television Title
Jeff Jarrett Def. (Sub) Dean Malenko
Mortis & Wrath Def. (Pin) Meng & The Barbarian
The Giant Def. (Pin) Scott Norton
Diamond Dallas Page & Lex Luger Def. (Pin) Randy Savage & Scott Hall No Disqualification Tag
Buff Bagwell & Kevin Nash & Konnan & Syxx Def. (Sub) Chris Benoit & Curt Hennig & Ric Flair & Steve McMichael WarGames