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.
Part 2: The match begins!
I forgot to pause and type because I was in awe of how great Alex Wright is. He makes Fandango look like an amateur. Starting a Kickstarter to have Alex Wright take Fandango’s place and not ever acknowledge the change. That’s how Kickstarter works, right? Another takeaway from this match is that they do not make black jeans like they used to. Wolfpac should have been DQed a few times here.
Alex Wright showing his superior skills over Lex Luger with a wonderful arm drag. Much like any real man, he takes some time to dance in celebration before Luger takes a cheap shot. What a scumbag.
Fast forward to Wright and Disco Inferno on the outside catching a breather and thanking their loyal fans. Konnan and Pizza Face attack them for no reason again and this should be a DQ. I refuse to acknowledge any of the tomfoolery that went on after this.
Your REAL winners – Alex Wright and Disco Inferno.
WHY THE FUCK DID THE WORLD ALLOW ALEX WRIGHT RETIRE AT THE AGE OF 26. Everything he does in the minute or so he’s in the ring for is great and would work perfectly in WWE today. His triple kip-up spot is so fun and needs to be stolen by a current wrestler. There’s an awful lot of interference on the outside by the nWo Wolfpac which is ignored because… uh… well, there’s no real reason why. Poor Charles Robinson.
Part 3: The aftermath.
The Wolfpac wins. The Earth begins to unravel as Alex Wright walks away from the ring. I really enjoyed this trip down Memory Lane. That’s a real road somewhere, I bet!
Luger the jerk kicks the winner Disco Inferno out of the ring. Proof Lex can’t dance and is very insecure about it?
We need Alex Wright to make a return and start a dance workout. RIP DDP Yoga.
Disco Inferno gets hoofed out the ring by Lex Luger while Alex Wright is allowed to leave on his own terms, like a MAN. A Ger-man, if you will. You’d rather not? Fine, whatever.
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