WCW Souled Out

WCW Souled Out

WCW Souled Out was an annual World Championship Wrestling PPV event held between 1997 and 2000. The event was originally conceived in 1997 as an nWo PPV, but did not generate the revenue that WCW had hoped it would, due to a low buy rate and a lack of ticket revenue from hosting the event in such a small facility. The PPV was also created as an nWo event in order to see if there was enough demand to having two PPVs per month (one as a WCW event and the other as an nWo event). Despite the initial poor review, WCW elected to keep the event on its calendar (as prior to 1997 it did not have a regular January PPV event) and Souled Out became a co-branded WCW/nWo event in 1998. This established a practice WCW used throughout 1998, as all of its pay-per-view events that year were co-branded. The co-branding continued until the following Souled Out, when interim WCW President Ric Flair declared that WCW pay-per-views would no longer carry nWo branding.

Results

| 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 |


WCW Souled Out 1997

| Date January 25, 1997 | City Cedar Rapids, IA | Venue Five Seasons Center | Attendance 5,120 |

Masa Chono pinned Chris Jericho.

Mexican Death Match
Big Bubba beat Hugh Morrus.

Jeff Jarrett pinned Mr. Wallstreet.

Buff Bagwell pinned Scotty Riggs.

Scott Norton beat Diamond Dallas Page via countout.

WCW Tag Team Championship Match
Rick & Scott Steiner beat Kevin Nash & Scott Hall (c) when Scott pinned Hall.
The Steiners won the WCW Tag Title, but the belts were returned to Hall & Nash because the wrong ref counted the pin.

WCW U.S. Championship Ladder Match
Eddie Guerrero (c) beat Syxx.

WCW World Championship
Hulk Hogan (c) NC The Giant.


WCW Souled Out 1998

| Date January 24, 1998 | City Dayton, OH | Venue Hara Arena |Attendance 5,486 |

Juventud Guerrera, Super Calo, Lizmark Jr., & Chavo Guerrero Jr. beat La Parka, Psicosis, Silver King, & El Dandy when Guerrero pinned Psicosis.

No DQ match
Chris Benoit TKO Raven.

WCW Cruiserweight Title
Chris Jericho beat Rey Misterio, Jr. (c).

WCW TV Championship
Booker T (c) pinned Rick Martel.

Larry Zbysko beat Scott Hall via DQ.

Ray Traylor, Rick & Scott Steiner beat Konnan, Scott Norton, & Buff Bagwell when Scott pinned Konnan.

Kevin Nash pinned The Giant.

Bret Hart beat Ric Flair via submission.

Lex Luger beat Randy Savage  via submission.


WCW Souled Out 1999

| Date January 17, 1999 | City Charleston, WV | Venue Civic Center | Attendance  10,833 |

Chris Benoit beat Mike Enos via submission.

Norman Smiley beat Chavo Guerrero, Jr. via submission.

Fit Finlay pinned Van Hammer.

Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Wrath.

Lex Luger beat Konnan via submission.

Loser wears a dress match
Chris Jericho beat Saturn via submission.

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Four Corners Match
Billy Kidman (c) beat Rey Misterio Jr., Juventud Guerrera, and Psicosis match when he pinned Guerrera.

Ric & David Flair beat Barry Windham & Curt Hennig when David pinned Hennig.

Ladder Tazer match
Bill Goldberg beat Scott Hall.


WCW Souled Out 2000

| Date January 16, 2000 | City Cincinnati, OH | Venue Firstar Center |Attendance  14,132 |

Catch-as-catch-can match
Billy Kidman beat Dean Malenko.
Malenko lost by touching the floor.

Triangle macth
Vampiro beat David Flair and Crowbar when he pinned Flair.

Big Vito & Johnny the Bull beat Ron & Don Harris when Vito pinned Ron.

WCW Cruiserweight Title
Oklahoma pinned Madusa (c).

WCW Hardcore Championship Four Corners Match
Brian Knobs beat Fit Finlay, Norman Smiley, and Meng when he pinned Smiley.

“Bunkhouse” match.
Billy Kidman pinned Perry Saturn

Booker T beat Stevie Ray via DQ.

Tank Abbott KO Jerry Flynn.

Buff Bagwell KO Diamond Dallas Page.

Steel Cage match
The Wall pinned Billy Kidman.

Kevin Nash pinned Terry Funk to become WCW Commissioner.

WCW World Championship Match for the Vacant title
Chris Benoit beat Sid Vicious via submission to win the vacant WCW World Title. Benoit’s victory was later reversed because he quit the promotion.

 

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