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WCW Thunder Report
September 24th 1998

By Joe De Leon


Hosted by Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, Bobby Heenan, and Lee Marshall
Live from Norfolk, Virginia

• Tony Schiavone announced that The Four Horsemen were in the arena, and that Goldberg would defend the Heavyweight Title against Kanyon in the feature bout.

• Rick Steiner defeated Hugh Morrus (w/Jimmy Hart) with the Bulldog.
-Hugh Morrus had a new, shaved head. Jimmy Hart distracted Rick Steiner many times, which let Morrus take the advantage at one point. After Morrus missed an elbow-drop, Steiner took full advantage, and finished off the match with a Bulldog from the top-rope.

• Ernest Miller defeated Nick Dinsmore with a Spinning Wheel Kick.
-Ernest Miller gave Nick Dinsmore five seconds to the leave the ring. After the five seconds expired, Dinsmore remained in the ring, causing the match to get underway. Miller dominated Dinsmore and finished him off with a Spinning Wheel Kick.

• Saturn defeated Psychosis with a Frog Splash.
-At first, Saturn had the advantage, but lost it once Lodi appeared. Lodi distracted Saturn, holding up signs that said Saturn supposedly ruined his life. Psychosis took the advantage, while Lodi made his way back to the locker room. After Saturn hit a frog splash from the top-rope, he took the victory. In the process of the pin, it appeared Psychosis jumped out, but the referee confirmed the victory was to Saturn.

• Alex Wright Interview - (Wtih Tony Schiavone)
-Alex Wright rudely took the microphone from Tony Schiavone, and told Schiavone to leave. Wright put down all Americans, and said Germans were much better. Wright insulted European wrestlers, such as Fit Finley, The British Bulldog, and Norman Smiley. He claimed he could beat anyone.

• Fit Finley defeated Barbarian (w/Jimmy Hart) with a Tombstone Piledriver.
-During the match, Scott Hall, with an alcoholic beverage, interrupted the commentating booth, and temporarily took Lee Marshall's position. Hall said that Kevin Nash is not his boss, and nobody tells him what to do. After Jimmy Hart got in Fit Finley's back, Barbarian accidently nailed Hart. Finley caught Barbarian from behind and finished him off with a Tombstone Piledriver.

• Diamond Dallas Page Interview - (With Tony Schiavone)
-Diamond Dallas Page discussed his upcoming Halloween Havoc-Heavyweight Title match with Goldberg.

• Raven (w/Kanyon) defeated Villano V with the Even-Flow D.D.T.
-Before the match, Kanyon told the crowd to keep their noise to a mininum because Raven had something to say. Raven said after he hurt Villano IV, Villano V would be next to feel his pain. After Raven made Villano V ram into a chair, he finished off the match with the Even-Flow D.D.T.

• Chavo Guerrero, Jr. defeated Disco Inferno.
-A very physical match between the two superstars. After Disco Inferno nailed the Jumping Piledriver, he at first took the win. Afterwards, Juventud Guerrera and referee Nick Patrick brought out a paper, which showed a change in Disco Inferno's weight. Disco was weighed, and was at 231, over the Cruiserweight limit. The decision of the match was reversed, which gave Chavo Guerrero, Jr. the victory. Afterwards, Disco rammed Guerrera into the ring-post.

• Alex Wright defeated Norman Smiley with a Neckbreaker.
-A very slow-paced match. After Alex Wright hit a Neckbreaker, he took the win.

• Stevie Ray Interview.
-Stevie Ray said he got a call from Eric Bischoff (who is in Japan). Bischoff supposedly told Ray not to let The Four Horsemen on television, since he is the enforcer of the NWO. Backstage, Doug Dillinger was talking to The Four Horsemen, and let them go right to the ring. Ray walked out of the way, and made his way back to the locker room area. As he made his way back, Arn Anderson nailed him with a crow-bar.

• Four Horsemen Interview - (With Tony Schiavone)
-Arn Anderson said last week's Thunder was a free week for Eric Bischoff. He said, on Thunder, they would take over WCW, since WCW belongs to The Four Horsemen. He said Norfolk, Virginia was Horsemen Country. Dean Malenko thanked Anderson for letting him become a Horsemen, and said he wouldn't let anyone down. Malenko remained upset over Curt Hennig's past turn on The Horsemen. Chris Benoit said Bischoff should change the middle of his last name. He also insulted Elizabeth. Steve McMichael said The Horsemen were coming after Bischoff. Ric Flair said Elizabeth was at the Hilton Hotel, and said that "Dean Malenko, the man of the thousand positions -- I mean holds -- will show Elizabeth he is a Horsemen." Flair said The Horsemen are ready to take over WCW right in Norfolk.

• Goldberg defeated Kanyon with the Jackhammer, to retain the WCW Heavyweight Title.
-Raven did color commentary during the match, and simply complained about being mistreated in WCW. Kanyon bragged, saying he was the best, which costed him the match. Goldberg immediately speared Kanyon and finished him off with the Jackhammer.