Many sites have a match of the week but ours is a little different. These matches are the ones that are fun to watch… in the non-traditional way.
This week, we’ve chosen Disco Inferno & Alex Wright vs. Kevin Nash & Lex Luger from the July 13th, 1998 episode of WCW Monday Nitro. Members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett give their (lack of) expertise on the action.
Part 1: The entrances.
There are legitimately very few things that make me have that exact same feeling that I did on Monday nights as a WCW-raised child quite like seeing that entrance-way and hearing Disco Inferno‘s theme hit. It’s the weirdest thing. Then there was one of my personal favorites. Alex Wright. The entrance dance was never weird to me as a kid for some reason but Disco Inferno’s was. I used to like to chase my cat around with a broomstick when I was a kid. Oh…what? You’re not my psychiatrist? Sorry. Back to the match. Here comes “The Wolfpac.” These jobbers never made any money and thank God they’re not around anymore, unlike Wright and Inferno.
Disco Inferno and Alex Wright come out with great entrance themes, great dance moves and great outfits. After being robbed the night before, Disco is giving a five star promo. “The lemon and lime, step on a dime, bust a rhyme, it’s your duty to shake your booty dance party” is a t-shirt that should have been made. WCW missing the boat obviously.
Here comes the Wolfpac. Konnan the jinx (he ruined everything in WCW), Lex Luger in black pants, Kevin Nash aka “Big Goof” in the words of Disco and Pizza-Face Sting. Nash does his usual bit with a weirdly raspy voice. Did Dean Ambrose do voice over work on this?
Alex Wright is amazing. Is it okay if I only write about how amazing he is? Because SERIOUSLY, in a match that involves Kevin Nash, Lex Luger, Sting, Konnan and Disco ‘Daniel Bryan will never make money’ Inferno, he’s the absolute stand-out on every level. I felt genuinely angry during his entrance that they cut away to some goon in a pink shirt ‘raising the roof’ and we were deprived of Wright’s amazing dance for a few seconds.
I watched very little WCW during the Monday Night Wars, so was he always this good, or did things go drastically downhill when they shaved his head and repackaged him as Berlynnnn (or however they spelled it)? Plz reply ASAP, thx. Continue reading