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WCW World War 3 1997 (Wrestling Review)

WCW

World War 3

Auburn Hills, Michigan

Nov. 23rd, 1997

 

Tag Team Match
Ernest Miller & Glacier vs. The Faces Of Fear (Meng & The Barbarian) (w/Jimmy Hart)

A super generic opener. Faces Of Fear fighting two guys who didn’t do much of anything in WCW. 

2 / 5

WCW World Television Title Match
Saturn (w/Raven) (c) vs. Disco Inferno

Little sloppy and not good at all really. 

1.5 / 5

Singles Match
Yuji Nagata (w/Sonny Onoo) vs. Ultimo Dragon

Super slow and boring. Crowd didn’t get into it till the end. 

1.5 / 5

WCW World Tag Team Title Match
The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner) (w/Ted DiBiase) (c) vs. Dave Taylor & Steven Regal

Another match that wasn’t anything great. Few solid moves but thats about it. 

2 / 5

No Disqualification Match
Raven vs. Scotty Riggs

This dragged on. Raven winning by remaining seated is such an odd choice too. 

1.5 / 5

Singles Match
Alex Wright (w/Debra McMichael) vs. Steve McMichael

Squash. 

.5 / 5

WCW World Cruiserweight Title Match
Eddie Guerrero (c) vs. Rey Misterio Jr.

This wasn’t the 5 star classic they had in WCW before thats for sure. This felt like it was always close to getting to something good but just always stayed just okay. 

3 / 5

WCW United States Heavyweight Title No Disqualification Match
Curt Hennig (c) vs. Ric Flair

They sold well here but man this was boring. The crowd was dead during it and I can’t blame them. While the chair spot was cool nothing else here in this grudge match was fun. 

2 / 5

Three Ring Battle Royal
Diamond Dallas Page vs. Wrath vs. Greg Valentine vs. Fit Finlay vs. Chris Adams vs. Mortis vs. Rick Steiner vs. Brad Armstrong vs. The Barbarian vs. Lizmark Jr. vs. Vincent vs. Eddie Guerrero vs. Hollywood Hogan vs. Dean Malenko vs. Chris Benoit vs. Kendall Windham vs. Steven Regal vs. Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Marcus Alexander Bagwell vs. Randy Savage vs. Booker T vs. Silver King vs. Lex Luger vs. Ray Traylor vs. Meng vs. The Giant vs. Juventud Guerrera vs. Super Calo vs. Chris Jericho vs. Ernest Miller vs. Louie Spicolli vs. Alex Wright vs. Scott Hall vs. Scott Steiner vs. Rocco Rock vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Hugh Morrus vs. El Dandy vs. Yuji Nagata vs. Norman Smiley vs. Disco Inferno vs. Hector Garza vs. Damien vs. Curt Hennig vs. Barry Darsow vs. Ultimo Dragon vs. Jim Duggan vs. Ciclope vs. Villano IV vs. Villano V vs. Stevie Ray vs. Dave Taylor vs. Steve McMichael vs. John Nord vs. La Parka vs. Bobby Blaze vs. The Renegade vs. Johnny Grunge vs. Glacier vs. Prince Iaukea

The entire draw here is 60 men at once but this was a snooze fest. Eliminations happened too slow and never anything exciting. The rule changes here sucked and the end with clearly fake Sting didn’t work. 

1 / 5

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