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WCW Thunder Report
October 22nd 1998

By Joe De Leon


Hosted Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, Bobby Heenan, and Lee Marshall
Live from Alburquerque, New Mexico.

• Rey Mystero, Jr. defeated Super Calo with a Frankensteiner.
-This was an excellent match with many high-flying maneuvers. After Rey Mysterio, Jr. frankensteinered Super Calo from the top-rope, he made the pin, and took the victory. Afterwards, LWO members made their ways into the ring. Eddie Guerrero said he wanted Mysterio to be part of the LWO. Mysterio was the first luchadore to turn down LWO's offer, and said he wanted to run on his own. Chavo Guerrero, Jr. and Pepe were by the entrance-way, and wanted to join the LWO.

• Diamond Dallas Page Interview (Conducted by Tony Schiavone).
-Diamond Dallas Page discussed his Heavyweight Title match with Goldberg at the upcoming Halloween Havoc pay-per-view.

• Alex Wright defeated Johnny Swinger with a Reversed Neckbreaker.
-Johnny Swinger put up a tough fight, but eventually won the match with a Reversed Neckbreaker.

• Chris Jericho defeated Kanyon (Raven) by making him submit to the Lion Tamer.
-Before the match, Kanyon and Chris Jericho both had individual arguments with fans of who was better than them. Raven was bumbed out the entire time, and wasn't paying attention to the match. When Jericho executed a Missle Dropkick, he accidently knocked out the referee, but got a piece of Kanyon. Raven walked into the ring to Even-Flow Jericho, but got strapped in the Lion Tamer. Usually we see Raven with a smile on his face when in a submission maneuver, but he was in pain, and quickly tapped out. Apparently, Jericho took the win and retained the Television Title, after making Raven submit to the Lion Tamer. It looked as if the referee was too buzzed to see who actually was in Jericho's Lion Tamer.

• Saturn defeated Norman Smiley with the Death Valley Driver.

• Lex Luger defeated Riggs by making him submit to the Torture Rack.
-Lex Luger totally dominated Riggs, and easily finished him off with the Torture Rack.

• Juventud Guerrera defeated Prince Iaukea via Pinfall.
-As Juventud Guerrera went in position to execute the 450 Splash, Disco Inferno attempted to knocked him off. Guerrera fell off the rope, onto Prince Iaukea, and managed to make the pin. Afterwards, Disco and Kidman made their ways into the ring. All three superstars began to brawl around the area.

• Konnan defeated Scott Armstrong by making him submit to the Tequilla Sunrise.

• Dean Malenko defeated Kendall Windham by making him submit to the Texas Clover Leaf.
-Before the match, Kendall Windham said Dean Malenko did not belong with The Four Horsemen. The words of Windham certainly fired up Malenko, as Malenko quickly took the win with his Texas Clover Leaf. Afterwards, Malenko told Windham, "That is why I am a Horsemen." Malenko taunted Eric Bischoff and introduced the rest of The Four Horsemen to the ring. Arn Anderson discussed matters on what Bischoff said the Monday before on Nitro, and said if Bischoff ever talked about his family again, Anderson would go right after Bischoff. Ric Flair said The Four Horsemen would continue to dominate through WCW. He said Bischoff would eventually start working for him.

• Sting defeated The Giant by Disqualification.
-After Sting amazingly bodyslammed The Giant, he strapped him in the Scorpian Deathlock. As The Giant was in the submission maneuver, NWO-Hollywood members made their ways in, and began an attack on Sting. Rick Steiner ran-in, with a baseball bat. He nailed his brother, Scott Steiner, and threw the bat to Sting. Sting scared off all NWO-Hollywood members, while the rest of The Wolfpac made their ways in.