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WCW Thunder Report
August 13th 1998

By Joe De Leon


Hosted by Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, Bobby Heenan, and Lee Marshall
Live from Fargo, North Dakota

• Scott Hall Interview.
-Scott Hall first took his survey, to determine whether fans in the arena were there to see WCW, NWO-Hollywood, or The Wolfpac. It was a strong chant for The Wolfpac. Hall announced he would be taking on a Wolfpac member later in the show. Tony Schiavone clarified things, saying Hall's opponent would be Konnan.

• Scott Hall defeated Konnan with the Outsiders Edge.
-It was a very slow match, with Scott Hall coming out with the victory, after the Outsiders Edge.

• Raven (w/Lodi) and Horace went to a No Contest.
-Before the match, Raven said he would make Horace pay, after Horace supposedly costed Raven his Road Wild and Monday Nitro matches. Horace had the advantage with his stop sign, but failed to continue with the advantage. The Flock came in, and all began an attack on Horace. Saturn entered, and the rest of The Flock backed off, but he was eventually attacked. Finally, Kanyon made the save. Saturn attacked Kanyon.

• Stevie Ray Interview - (With Tony Schiavone)
-After The Giant costed Stevie Ray the Television Title, Ray challenged The Giant to a match for next week. He said he was told by his brother, Booker T. to get the title back, but in the meantime, The Giant would be his main focus.

• Chris Jericho defeated Chavo Guerrero, Jr. by Disqualification, to retain the WCW Teleivison Title.
-A very physical match between the two superstars. After Chris Jericho destroyed Chavo's hobby horse, Pepe, Chavo got another horse from under the ring. Chavo nailed Jericho with the extra horse, getting disqualified, and letting Jericho retain the TV Title.

• Bret Hart Interview.
-Bret Hart basically said that he will regain the United States Title, as he would take on Lex Luger later in the show.

• Disco Inferno and Alex Wright (w/Tokyo Magnum) defeated Public Enemy with a Reversed Neckbreaker.
-After Tokyo Magnum took a bullet for Disco Inferno and Alex Wright by going through a table, Alex Wright took the advantage, and nailed Johnny Grunge with a Reversed Neckbreaker to take the win. Afterwards, Meng came down, and destroyed everyone with the Tongan Deathgrip. Barbarian and security entered, but Meng continued to dominate.

• Kevin Nash Interview.
-Kevin Nash said after Nitro, he is still cool with Goldberg. He offered Goldberg to join The Wolfpac.

• Kevin Nash defeated Curt Hennig (w/Rick Rude) by Disqualification.
-During the match, Rick Rude entered the ring, and knocked out the referee. As Nash and Rude were about to go one-on-one, Scott Hall popped up from behind and attacked Nash. Luger appeared and made the save.

• Stevie Ray defeated Eddie Guerrero with the Slap Jack.
-During the match, Scott Hall and The Giant stood by the entrance-way, drinking. After the Slap Jack, Stevie Ray took the victory.

• Bret Hart defeated Lex Luger by making him submit to the Sharpshooter, to become the new WCW United States Champion.
-At one point in the match, Bret Hart pushed Lex Luger into the referee, causing the referee to go down. Bret Hart nailed Luger with a D.D.T. onto a chair. He made the pin, but Luger kicked out. Finally, Hart strapped Luger in the Sharpshooter. Luger tried to fight, but Hart was able to regain the United States Title, once Luger blacked-out.