As we go into our final week on WCW Month, we go back to 1994 to an event which generally identified the WCW as its own brand. At this event, we witnessed a championship unification when WCW International World Heavyweight Champion Sting clashed with the WCW Champion Ric Flair. WCW Month wouldn’t be right without going back to one of these events, so here we go with the…
Old School Review: Clash of the Champions XXVII
The opening promo is based around the merging of two championships when Ric Flair and Sting meet, but also the imminent arrival of Hulk Hogan in WCW. It then turns to the remainder of the feuds and matches for this evening, before we go to our announce team, Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan and Mean Gene Okerlund. They briefly talk about the arrival of Hogan this evening but also who Sensuous Sherri will align herself with. We then go to the ring for the first match of the evening;
WCW Tag Team Championship: Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan (c) vs. The Nasty Boys
Both teams make their way to the ring, and it quickly gets underway with both teams going after one another intensively with Cactus Jack taking some nasty bumps on the outside of the ring, one of which sees his head smack the railings. Anyhow, in a match which I am sadly disappointed in how it panned out, Cactus and Sullivan are able to retain their championship in a sorry way to start Clash of the Champions XXVII.
Winners: Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan, to retain the WCW Tag Team Championship
Match Rating: 1.0 out of 5.0 Stars
The Guardian Angel vs. Tex Slazenger
A promo is shown for The Guardian Angel, who makes his way to the ring and I have to say is quite a large fella, but the gimmick is a complete ripoff of The Big Boss Man from the WWE (yes, same person but clear copyright infringement). Slazenger from what I can gather is a local jobber and this match is essentially a squash to put over Guardian whatever his name. The match, for Clash of the Champions is utterly pointless and should have not being held on a big event like this!
Winner: The Guardian Angel
Match Rating: 0.5 out of 5.0 Stars
WCW Television Championship: Larry Zbyszko (c) vs. Steven Regal (w/ Sir William)
Regal makes his way to the ring first, and I have to say looks completely ridiculous but fitting for the character he is attempting to portray here. Zbyszko then makes his way to the ring, and it quickly gets underway with Zbyszko remaining in control of the match with several near finishes which seemingly irate him massively. These two men are very talented wrestlers and have a really good match with one another, with Regal picking up the win and becoming the new TV champion. I really enjoyed this match, but my only criticism of it being that it should have gone another 10-15 minutes.
Winner: Steven Regal, to capture the WCW Television Championship
Match Rating: 3.5 out of 5.0 Stars