OSR: WCW Sin 2001 Review

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As a regular feature on this website, myself and Lucas are giving each other wrestling pay per views to watch; and thanks to the WWE Network all of this is easy (except for when your internet router dies…). Lucas’ first choice for myself is an event that stood out for being one of WCWs last. I vividly remember WCW around this time, but I have never seen the pay-per-view itself. So here I will bring to you WCW Sin…

The show opens with not a bad video package showing various superstars such as Scott Steiner, Buff Bagwell and Goldberg but we are then hit by the over exaggeration of Tony Schiavone, who is joined by Scott Hudson to call the action.

WCW Cruiserweight Championship – “Sugar” Shane Helms vs Chavo Guerrero

Not a bad little match between the two, the action is very back and forth but very solid…this is showing that the Cruiserweight division was something good within WCW at the time. The crowd seems to be quite into this match but the only annoying thing I am finding is Scott Hudson and Tony Schiavone’s announcing. Chavo retained the championship after a brainbuster. Very solid and enjoyable match.

Match Rating: 3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

Big Vito vs Reno

So, the second match on the card is Big Vito vs Reno with Johnny the Bull banned from ringside…I’m feeling a toilet break already but hey. I may remember WCW but I certainly don’t remember Reno thankfully…so here comes WCW attempt at Brother vs Brother. My first notice in this match…if these men were being assessed on their ability to “sell” a move, they’d fail miserably. Much of this match seems to be contested at ringside and the referee is haplessly following them about. Reno wins the match after Roll in the Dice (very similar to Cody Rhode’s Crossroads). Honestly, whilst this match was solid I was bored with it because it was very simple and they seemed to be playing it safe.

Match Rating 1.0 out of 5.0 Stars

The Jung Dragons (Yung Yang and Kaz Hayashi) vs Evan Karagias and Jamie Knoble

Ok, so the booking technique here is to attempt to walk everyone back up following on from the previous match and was explicitly announced by Schiavone and Hudson that this was an unannounced bonus match. Quite enjoyable, lots of high flying action to keep everyone entertained . Apparently the legal man is irrelevant to this referee, but The Jung Dragons pick up the win after an inside cradle to Jamie Knoble. Excellent match and great effort from all men.

Match Rating 3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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Dave Harper is a writer for Wrestling's Dirty Deeds. Born a Brummie, and proud of it...passionate about wrestling, family, friends, good cider and the railway (no I'm not a train spotter)

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