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WCW Thunder Report
June 18th 1998





Hosted by Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, Lee Marshall, and Bobby Heenan
Live from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

• Lex Luger and Konnan Interview.
-Lex Luger taunted Hollywood Hogan, describing how much better The Wolfpac was than
NWO-Hollywood.

• The commentators announced that a Hollywood Hogan and Dennis Rodman vs. Diamond Dallas Page and Karl Malone match was set for Bash at the Beach. Also stated was that Randy Savage
had broken his leg, because of an attack from NWO-Hollywood.


• Steve McMichael defeated Mike Enos with a Tombstone Piledriver.
-Mike Enos went for an immediate attack on Steve McMichael's arm, which led him to the overall
advantage. However, Enos was caught with McMichael's surprising maneuvers, letting McMichael get the
win with a Tombstone Piledriver.

• Raven Interview - (With The Flock)
-Raven told Reese to win him the United States Title. He put down Saturn, saying he would never forgive him. Saturn then appeared, and told Raven he was on his own.
The Flock began to attack Saturn, until Kanyon arrived. The Flock was completely taken out by both Saturn and Kanyon. Afterwards, the two
went face-to-face.


• Fit Finley defeated Brad Armstrong with the Tombstone Piledriver.
-Fit Finley used his cleverness to slowly dominate Brad Armstrong. Finley finished off Armstrong with the
Tombstone Piledriver.

• The Giant (w/Vincent) defeated Disco Inferno with the Chokeslam.
-Before the match, Disco Inferno went over to the commentating booth. He bothered the announcers. The
Giant began to smoke a cigarette, and Disco Inferno put him down because of it. The Giant then
dominated Disco Inferno and finished him off with the Chokeslam.

• Dean Malenko Interview - (With Tony Schiavone)
-Dean Malenko discussed matters on Chris Jericho, and said he would do everything in his power to retain the Cruiserweight Title.


• The British Bulldog and Jim Niedhart defeated Chono and Tenzan by Disqualification.
-Mike Tenay announced that Chono and Tenzan's IWGP Tag Team Titles would be on-the-line. The British Bulldog attempted to finish off Chono with his Running Powerslam, but was
attacked from behind by Tenzan, with one of the IWGP Tag Team Titles. Chono and
Tenzan were disqualified, giving Bulldog nd Niedhart the victory by Disqualification.
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• Rick Rude Interview - (With Tony Schiavone)
-Rick Rude put down Konnan for not defeating Goldberg at The Great American Bash. He also said that Curt Hennig was training in Minneapolis. The training would help
Hennig successfully defeat Goldberg.

• Konnan defeated Alex Wright via Pinfall.
-During the match, Rick Rude came down to ringside and taunted Konnan. Konnan caught Alex Wright off guard, and rolled him up for the pin.


• Chris Benoit defeated Eddie Guerrero by making him submit to the Crippler Crossface.
-Both wrestlers failed to execute top-rope maneuvers. Following that, Eddie Guerrero attempted to put Benoit in a sleeper-hold, but the move was reversed into the Crippler
Crossface. Eddie submitted to let Benoit obtain the victory. Afterwards, Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
appeared and teased Eddie. Eddie said that the
Guerrero family was tired of their acts, and he didn't want to argue anymore.

• South Philadelphia Street Fight: Public Enemy defeated Sick Boy and Riggs (w/Lodi) via Pinfall.
-Many housing materials were used in the Street Fight. Public Enemy stacked two tables on one
another, and slammed Sick Boy through them. Rocco Rock then dragged Sick Boy into the ring for a
successful pinfall.

• Goldberg defeated Reese with the Jackhammer, to retain the WCW United States Title.