WCW wants ‘Revengei on
Ed De La Garza
So the World Wrestling Federation is the
greatest wrestling organization today, right?
If its champion, Kurt Angle, is so great,
why is he being dumped in a useless angle involving Essa Rios, Raven and
the Big Show? It couldnit mean heis about to drop the belt to Rocky at
No Way Out, does it?
While the WWF may get the bigger "pop,"
aside from the debut of Justin Credible, the company didnit offer anything
new. Itis clear who the top guys are. Itis also clear Angle canit carry
World Championship Wrestling prepares its
last pay-per-view until mid-May when Superbrawl Revenge (7 p.m., Sunday)
hits the small screen. All angles may be scrapped when Fusient finally
takes over and the companyis shut down for roughly six weeks. While this
may be a transitional PPV, it looks decent on paper.
World Title: Scott Steiner (champion)
vs. Kevin Nash
There was a time when Nash could put on
a decent, if not great, match. But those days are long gone. Steineris
reign has been a success (maybe not in the ratings). Itis restored some
of the luster that was worn off when Vince Russo was throwing it around
like a hot potato. Prediction: Steiner.
For the Commissionership: The Cat (commissioner)
vs. Lance Storm
So the WCW Commissionership has usurped
all titles. If youire commissioner, you can book matches involving the
World Champion. The only difference is the winner doesnit get a belt. Prediction:
Tag Team Titles: Sean OiHaire and Chuck
Palumbo (champions) vs. Mark Jindrak and Shawn Stasiak
The future of the company will be wrestling
for the Tag Titles. This should be a good match, as the former Natural
Born Thrillers will be wrestling to determine who carried whom. Prediction:
OiHaire and Palumbo.
United States Title: Rick Steiner (champion)
vs. Dustin Rhodes
Neither of these two is great in the ring,
but they are solid. The "boring" chants will start early if Dusty Rhodes
doesnit make an appearance. Choosing the winner is like choosing between
being buried alive or drowning. Prediction: Shane Douglas … oh,wait --
Steiner broke his arm in a match.
Cruiserweight Title: Chavo Guerrero
(champion) vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.
Remember when Mysterio used to be the little
guy everybody cheered for because you felt sorry for him when he was wrestling
guys like Nash or the Giant? This is not the same Mysterio. Prediction:
It better be Guerrero.
The rest of the card
Jeff Jarrett will face Diamond Dallas Page.
This feud picked up steam when Kanyon made his long-awaited return on the
Feb. 5 Nitro. One of the funniest bits from last year was having
Kanyon execute the Diamondcutter on unsuspecting people backstage. This
one wonit end cleanly. Prediction: Jarrett, with help from Kanyon.
Also, Lex Luger and Buff Bagwell will match
up against Kronik. Kronik should win in a squash match. But, clearly, the
road back to prosperity goes through Luger and Bagwell. Prediction: The
Rounding out the card will be a six-way
cruiserweight match to determine the No. 1 contender for the title and
a Hugh Morrus vs. The Wall confrontation.