NWA / WCW Halloween Havoc Results

Halloween Havoc 89 “Settling the Score” – Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – October 28, 1989 (7,300)
David Lagana was in attendance for the show
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Jim Ross & Bob Caudle on commentary; included a backstage segment in which Gordon Solie previewed the interviews he would have during the night; featured a backstage segment with Chris Cruise about the interviews he would have during the show; included Cruise conducting a backstage interview with Bruno Sammartino regarding his upcoming referee role in the Thunderdome main event; featured Solie conducting a backstage interview with Terry Funk and Gary Hart regarding the Thunderdome main event; included Solie conducting a backstage interview with NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin regarding their upcoming title defense; featured Cruise conducting a backstage interview with Rick & Scott Steiner about facing the debuting Doom; included Solie conducting a backstage interview with NWA US Champion Lex Luger about his upcoming match with Brian Pillman; featured Cruise conducting a backstage interview with the Road Warriors & Paul Ellering about their upcoming match against Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey; included Cruise conducting a backstage interview with Sting, NWA World Champion Ric Flair, & Ole Anderson about the upcoming Thunderdome cage match:
Tom Zenk pinned Mike Rotunda at 13:26 when the momentum of a reverse crossbody off the middle turnbuckle put Zenk on top for the win
The Samoan Swat Team & the Samoan Savage (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) defeated Steve Williams, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (w/ Jim Cornette) at 18:22 when Savage pinned Lane after hitting a running headbutt from behind which knocked Lane into Cornette, who was on the ring apron after hitting Humperdink with his tennis racquet; prior to the bout, the SST & the Savage performed a fire dance at the entrance stage
Tommy Rich pinned the Cuban Assassin at 8:27 with the Thesz Press after avoiding a reverse crossbody off the middle turnbuckle
NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace (w/ Jim Cornette) at 11:30 when Garvin pinned Douglas after Hayes grabbed Ace’s leg and swept it out from under him as the challengers attempted the Wipe Out springboard double back suplex, with Garvin landing on Douglas for the win; the challengers were heavily booed in the match while the champions were heavily cheered
Doom (Ron Simmons & Butch Reed under masks) (w/ Woman) defeated Rick & Scott Steiner at 15:32 when Reed pinned Rick after Woman put a foreign object in Reed’s mask and Reed headbutted Steiner; Woman & Doom used Bob Seger’s “Her Strut” as their theme music (Doom’s debut)
NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Brian Pillman at 16:49 with a Hot Shot after avoiding a missile dropkick; prior to the bout, Pillman was escorted to the ring by several cheerleaders (Pillman’s first TV loss) (Brian Pillman: Loose Cannon)
The Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey (w/ Teddy Long) via disqualification at 11:37 when Long hit Ellering with Norman’s giant key, then threw it to Spivey who used it as a weapon; moments later, as Vicious & Spivey double teamed Road Warrior Animal, Road Warrior Hawk hit Spivey with the clothesline off the top and cleared the ring with the key
NWA World Champion Ric Flair & Sting (w/ Ole Anderson) defeated Terry Funk & NWA TV Champion the Great Muta (w/ Gary Hart & the Dragon Master) in a Thunderdome match at 23:46 after Anderson punched Hart inside the ring, sending Hart’s towel up into the air, as Flair had Funk in the figure-4; Bruno Sammartino was the guest referee for the bout; pre-match stipulations stated the match could only end when one of the designated terminators – Anderson and Hart – threw in the towel for their team; prior to the bout, a small fire started at the top of the cage; late in the contest, Flair locked Funk in the figure-4, with Sting then twice hitting a splash off the top before Muta attacked Sammartino, with Sammartino then knocking Muta to the floor (Sammartino’s NWA debut) (the first Thunderdome match) (Legends of Wrestling Collection, Legends of Wrestling: Ric Flair and Sgt. Slaughter)

Halloween Havoc 90 – Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – October 27, 1990 (8,000; announced as a sell out)
Tim Horner defeated Barry Horowitz at 8:35
Rip Rogers defeated Reno Riggins at 3:57
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Jim Ross and Paul E. Dangerously on commentary; included Tony Schiavone conducting an interview on the platform with NWA World Champion Sting regarding his title defense later in the show against Sid Vicious until he was interrupted by the Black Scorpion; moments later, the Scorpion took a female fan and disappeared as Sting approached them; the Scorpion and woman then appeared on the opposite side of the stage, with the Scorpion escaping as Sting tended to the woman; featured Schiavone conducting an interview on the platform with Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, & Sid Vicious regarding their title matches later in the show; included Schiavone conducting an interview on the platform with NWA US Tag Team Champion Scott Steiner regarding he and Rick Steiner’s successful title defense earlier in the show against the Nasty Boys and the post-match attack they sustained; moments later, Jerry Saggs – dressed as a vendor – along with Brian Knobbs attacked Scott on the platform, with Knobbs then cutting a promo on the Steiners before going backstage; featured Schiavone conducting an interview on the platform with Teddy Long in which Long bragged about Doom holding onto the NWA Tag Team Titles against Ric Flair & Arn Anderson earlier in the show and said the Horsemen would not get any more title shots; included Missy Hyatt speaking with Ross & Dangerously at ringside in which both Missy and Dangerously predicted Sid Vicious to beat Sting in the main event:
Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich (sub. for Robert Gibson) defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (w/ Jim Cornette) at 20:49 when Rich pinned Lane after hitting him with Cornette’s tennis racquet; prior to the bout, Tony Schiavone interviewed Morton & Rich near the entrance stage regarding their upcoming match; late in the bout, Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong appeared ringside dressed as Cornette
Terry Taylor pinned Bill Irwin at 11:47; Jack Brickhouse did guest commentary for the match
Brad Armstrong pinned JW Storm at 5:04 (the end of Storm’s undefeated streak)
Master Blasters Blade & Steel defeated Tracy Smothers and Steve Armstrong when Blade pinned Armstrong at 7:17 after Steel hit a clothesline to the back of the head as Armstrong grabbed at an interfering Jim Cornette on the ring apron; during the bout, Cornette joined the commentary team to insult Smothers & Armstrong and then remained ringside for the duration of the match
Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin (w/ Rocky King) defeated Chris & Mark Youngblood at 17:28 when Garvin pinned Chris after Hayes dropped Chris with the DDT behind the referee’s back as Chris had Garvin covered with a roll over
NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick and Scott Steiner defeated the Nasty Boys at 15:21 when Scott pinned Brian Knobbs with the Frankensteiner; during the bout, the Steiners debuted the bulldog off the top double team; after the match, the Nastys attacked the champions with the title belts, threw the referee down, and twice rammed Rick’s shoulder into the steel ringpost
The Junkyard Dog pinned Moondog Rex at 3:15 with a headbutt as the referee went to take away Rex’s bone as he tried to use it as a weapon; JYD wore a Halloween mask to the ring before taking it off early in the match
NWA Tag Team Champions Doom (w/ Teddy Long) fought Ric Flair & NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson to a double count-out at 18:18 when all four men began brawling in the aisle
Stan Hansen pinned NWA US Champion Lex Luger with the lariat at 9:29 to win the title as Luger attempted his own clothesline; prior to the bout, Hansen cut a pre-taped promo on the match; late in the contest, Dan Spivey appeared ringside and threw Hansen his cowbell to use as a weapon, with Luger quickly knocking it out of Hansen’s possession
NWA World Champion Sting pinned Sid Vicious at 12:36 with a Stinger Splash and inside cradle; Vicious originally won the match at 11:50 when Sting failed a bodyslam, with Sid falling on top for the win; fireworks were set off and balloons dropped from the rafters before the real Sting came out, revealing that the man in the ring – who replaced the champion moments earlier during a backstage brawl with Sid – was in fact fellow Horseman Barry Windham; late in the match, Ric Flair and Arn Anderson appeared ringside to distract the referee as Sid and Sting battled their way backstage; after the bout, Jim Ross conducted a ringside interview with Sting regarding Vicious, the fake Sting, and the challenge of the Black Scorpion

Halloween Havoc 91 – Chattanooga, TN – UTC Arena – October 27, 1991 (8,900; 4,400 paid; sell out)
The show went up against the seventh game of the World Series, pitting the Atlanta Braves against the Minnesota Twins
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone on commentary; included footage of Eric Bischoff outside the arena earlier in the afternoon in which he met with Cactus Jack & Abdullah the Butcher upon their arrival; moments later, Diamond Dallas Page & the Diamond Studd arrived; after Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham arrived, WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyzsko attacked Windham and smashed his arm in the car door; Rhodes then drove Windham to the hospital; featured a backstage segment with Bischoff & Missy Hyatt in which they interviewed Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong about the identity of the Halloween Phantom, with Smothers & Armstrong saying they didn’t care and were still waiting on a title shot with WCW US Tag Team Champions Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip; during the segment, they said they were done playing by the rules and implied Champion & Chip were scared of them; included a backstage segment in which Missy stopped Bobby Eaton and asked him who the Halloween Phantom was, with Eaton saying he was going off to celebrate his win and didn’t care who the Phantom was; featured an ad promoting Starrcade 91: Battlebowl; included dueling pre-taped promos by Brian Pillman and Richard Morton & Alexandra York about their WCW Light Heavyweight Title match later in the night; featured Bischoff conducting an interview with Paul E. Dangerously, alongside Madusa, on the entrance aisle; Dangerously then said he was taken off TV because the executives thought he was too controversial, with Dangerously then saying that meant war and he still had a manager’s license; he then said he would bankrupt WCW by going after WCW US Champion Sting and had sent Madusa out to find the man to end WCW; Dangerously then introduced the WCW Halloween Phantom and the Phantom unmasked himself as Rick Rude; Rude then cut a promo on WCW and Sting, adding that he would take the US title; included a video package showing Ron Simmons visiting Florida State University and training on the field, followed by comments from Coach Bobby Bowden:
WCW US Champion Sting, El Gigante, Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Big Van Vader (sub. for Barry Windham), Cactus Jack (sub. for Oz), Abdullah the Butcher, & the Diamond Studd in a Chamber of Horrors match at 12:36 when Cactus accidentally pulled the lever for the electric chair, moments after Rick belly to belly suplexed Abduallah into the chair; one of the “ghouls” at ringside was Bryan Clarke (the Nightstalker); after the contest, the ghouls attempted to take Abdullah out on a stretcher but he attacked them and Cactus (Vader’s TV return after a several month absence; Scott’s return after a 4-month absence)
Big Josh & PN News defeated the Creatures (Joey Maggs & Johnny Rich) at 5:16 when News scored the pin with the splash off the top, moments after Josh hit the sit-down splash; during their introduction, News rapped in the ring; during the match, Christine Valver was shown sitting ringside, the winner of a WCW Magazine PN News rap contest to win tickets
Bobby Eaton pinned Terrence Taylor (w/ Alexandra York) with the Alabama Jam at 16:39 after punching Taylor off the middle turnbuckle
Johnny B. Badd (w/ Teddy Long) pinned Jimmy Garvin (w/ Michael Hayes) at 8:26 with the left hand punch; Hayes had his right arm in a sling but was not legit injured; Hayes & Garvin wore Atlanta Braves ballcaps and a jacket to the ring; Garvin had his foot on the bottom rope during the cover but Long shoved it off; after the contest, Hayes punched Long in the ring
Dustin Rhodes fought WCW TV Champion Steve Austin (w/ Lady Blossom) to a 15-minute time-limit draw at 15:02; during the bout, Rhodes’ grandmother was shown sitting in the crowd; both men bled from the head during the contest; the match ended just as Austin kicked out after sustaining a clothesline off the top; after the bout, Rhodes knocked Austin to the floor with a dropkick
Bill Kazmaier defeated Oz (sub. for Cactus Jack) via submission with the Torture Rack at 3:58; Kazmaier came to the ring carrying a globe on his shoulder
Van Hammer pinned Doug Somers (sub. for Michael Hayes) with the slingshot suplex at 1:13; prior to the bout, Jim Ross noted that Hayes wasn’t really injured but the fans could guess that from his appearance earlier in the show; during Hammer’s entrance, two men operated jackhammers at the entrance stage
WCW Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament Finals: Brian Pillman pinned Richard Morton (w/ Alexandra York) to win the title with a crossbody off the top at 12:43; during the bout, referee Nick Patrick wore a “Refer-Eye” video camera helmet (Brian Pillman: Loose Cannon)
The WCW Halloween Phantom pinned Tom Zenk with a neckbreaker at 1:28; following the match, Tony Schiavone noted one version of the move was called the Rude Awakening
WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyzsko defeated Firebreaker Chip & Todd Champion at 9:52 when Anderson pinned Chip with the spinebuster after Chip and Zbyszko collided heads, knocking Zbyszko outside of the ring; only Anderson & Zbyszko’s titles were at stake
WCW World Champion Lex Luger (w/ Harley Race) defeated Ron Simmons (w/ Dusty Rhodes) in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match at 19:48; Mr. Hughes escorted Luger & Race to the ring before the match but returned backstage before the opening bell; fall #1: Simmons pinned Luger with a spinebuster at 4:54; fall #2: Luger won via disqualification at 16:26 when Luger collided with Simmons against the ropes, with Race holding on to Simmons as Luger fell over the top rope to the floor; late in the match, Luger bled from the face; fall #3: Luger pinned Simmons with the piledriver after Simmons accidentally rammed himself into the ringpost outside the ring

Halloween Havoc 92 – Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – October 25, 1992 (7,000; 4,800 paid)
Brian Heffron (the Blue Meanie) and David Lagana were in attendance for the show
Erik Watts & Van Hammer defeated Diamond Dallas Page & Vinnie Vegas
Pay-per-view bouts – included an opening introdu ction by Tony Schiavone & Bruno Sammartino, during which it was announced Terry Gordy was not in the building and would be replaced by Steve Austin in the match against WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham; featured a backstage segment in which Missy Hyatt was shown outside the locker room of WCW US Champion Rick Rude, during which she questioned whether Rude would appear in both of his scheduled title matches later in the night; included Jim Ross & Jesse Ventura on commentary; featured a backstage segment in which Hyatt found Harley Race entering Rude’s locker room; included Teddy Long conducting a backstage interview with Hiro Matsuda, NWA World Champion Masahiro Chono, Kensuke Sasaki, and Seiji Sakaguchi in which Matsuda announced that Sasaki would be his selected official for the upcoming title defense; featured Schiavone conducting a podium interview with Bill Watts, in which Watts announced Race would be Rude’s official for the NWA title match; Watts then said Gordy had been suspended indefinitely for breach of contract and that Rude filed a injunction against his US title defense, which allowed Rude to bring in Big Van Vader as his substitute in the US title match; included an ad promoting Starrcade 92; featured Long conducting a backstage interview with Williams & Austin regarding their title shot against Rhodes & Windham later in the night; included Hyatt conducting a backstage interview with Rhodes & Windham regarding their internal problems and facing Williams & Austin; featured Schiavone conducting a podium interview with Paul E. Dangerously, Vader, and Race about Vader successfully defending the US title on behalf of Rude; moments later, Madusa came out and congratulated Vader and Race, with Dangerously then yelling at Madusa and degrading her; Dangerously went on to refer to her as a hooker and fired her; Dangerously then shoved Madusa, with Madusa kicking him in the head and stomping him until referees and security pulled her away; included a segment in which Schiavone introduced Sting to spin the Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal wheel at the entrance stage, with the wheel landing on coal miner’s glove; featured a look at Cactus Jack’s training of the Barbarian for the WCW World Title match; featured Schiavone & Sammartino discussing the youth movement in WCW, with the two then conducting a podium interview with Erik Watts; moments later, WCW World Champion Ron Simmons joined him to discuss his successful title defense; included Schiavone & Sammartino at the podium discussing the result of the main event:
Tom Zenk, Johnny Gunn, & Shane Douglas defeated Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton, & Michael Hayes at 11:03 when Gunn pinned Hayes with the Thesz Press after Zenk hit a superkick; Zenk, Gunn, & Douglas were heavily booed in the match while Anderson, Eaton, & Hayes were cheered
Ricky Steamboat pinned Brian Pillman at 10:34 by reversing a roll up after Pillman reversed Steamboat’s sunset flip off the top (Wrestling’s Highest Flyers)
Big Van Vader (sub. for WCW US Champion Rick Rude) pinned Nikita Koloff in a No DQ match at 11:54 with the powerbomb, moments after Koloff missed a Russian Sickle attempt on the floor and struck the ringpost; Vader defended Rude’s US title during the bout; stipulations stated Madusa was barred from ringside for the match; following the entrance of Vader, Rude, & Harley Race, Ole Anderson ruled that both Rude and Race were also barred from ringside
WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes fought Steve Williams & Steve Austin (sub. for Terry Gordy) to a 30-minute time-limit draw at 30:28; Williams & Austin initially won the match and titles at 28:31 when Austin pinned Windham after a clothesline from Williams but Windham was not the legal man in the match and initial referee Randy Anderson changed the call by replacement referee Nick Patrick
WCW US Champion Rick Rude (w/ Madusa) defeated NWA World Champion Masahiro Chono via disqualification at 22:34; prior to the bout, Seiji Sakaguchi and Manabu Nakanishi were introduced in the crowd; following the introductions, Ole Anderson held a coin toss to determine which referee — Harley Race (Rude’s selection) or Kensuke Sasaki (Chono’s selection) — would be the inside and outside referee; Race won the toss to become the inside referee; during the contest, there were chants of “We want Flair” and repeated “Woooo”s; the match ended as Chono had Rude in the STF, with Sasaki asking Rude if he submitted as Race stopped the match for Chono tossing Rude over the top rope moments earlier, onto both Sasaki and Race; after the match, Sasaki fought off Race, knocked Rude to the floor, and then dropped Race with a suplex (Rude’s first appearance without a mustache)
WCW World Champion Ron Simmons pinned the Barbarian (w/ Cactus Jack) at 12:43 with the powerslam as the challenger attempted the boot to the face; prior to the bout, Simmons came to the ring with Teddy Long and a dozen or more security guards
Sting pinned Jake Roberts in a Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal Coal Miner’s Glove Match at 10:35 by punching Roberts with the glove, causing Roberts’ snake to bite Roberts in the face; Roberts’ snake bag was brought out moments earlier by Cactus Jack; after the bout, Cactus yelled for someone to help Roberts as Roberts crawled and staggered his way backstage (Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts: Pick Your Poison)

Halloween Havoc 93 – New Orleans, LA – Lakefront Arena – October 24, 1993 (6,000; 3,000 paid)
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Tony Schiavone & Jesse Ventura on commentary; included Eric Bischoff interviewing Terry Taylor backstage about his role as the second referee for the Ric Flair / Rick Rude title match later in the night; featured the announcement the gold belt worn by Rick Rude had been officially deemed a world title; included Bischoff introducing WCW World Champion Vader and Harley Race, with Vader then spinning the ‘Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal’ gimmick to determine what kind of match he would have against Cactus Jack later in the night, which landed on the Texas Death Match; featured Bischoff conducting a backstage interview with Sid Vicious & Col. Rob Parker about Sid’s match later in the night against Sting; included backstage footage of how Vader and Cactus were preparing for their match later in the show:
The Shockmaster, Ice Train, & Charlie Norris defeated Harlem Heat & the Equalizer at 9:48 when Shockmaster pinned Kole with a bearhug into a powerslam; during the bout, it was announced Yoshi Kwan was injured and Paul Orndorff would face Ricky Steamboat in his place later in the show; after the match, the Equalizer and Shockmaster brawled, with the Shockmaster eventually clearing the Equalizer to the floor
Paul Orndorff (w/ the Assassin) (sub. for Yoshi Kwan) defeated Ricky Steamboat via count-out at 18:36 after the Assassin put a foreign object in his mask and headbutted Steamboat from behind after Steamboat fell to the floor (the Assassin’s surprise debut with Orndorff)
Davey Boy Smith fought WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal (w/ Sir William) to a 15-minute time-limit draw at 15:01; the bell rang as Smith had Regal covered following a piledriver; within the final 30 seconds of the bout, Smith dropped Regal with the running powerslam but Regal kicked out at 2
WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes pinned Steve Austin at 14:24 with a roll up after Austin began looking for the title belt after thinking he had won the match with his feet on the ropes; after the bout, Austin busted Rhodes’ head open after hitting him with the title belt
The Nasty Boys (w/ Missy Hyatt) defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Marcus Alexander Bagwell & 2 Cold Scorpio (w/ Teddy Long) to win the titles at 14:41 when Brian Knobbs pinned Scorpio when, after Scorpio hit the 450 splash on Knobbs, Jerry Saggs hit Scorpio over the head with his boot
Sting pinned Sid Vicious (w/ Col. Rob Parker) with a roll up at 10:44 after Parker grabbed Sid’s foot during a cover, thinking it was Sting’s, with Sid then grabbing Parker and pulling him onto the apron as Sting went for the roll up from behind
World Heavyweight Champion Rick Rude defeated Ric Flair (w/ Fifi) via disqualification at 19:56 when referee Randy Anderson stopped the match after Flair hit Rude with the champion’s own foreign object, just as special second referee Terry Taylor began counting Flair’s cover; after the bout, Flair grabbed the title belt and then briefly applied the figure-4 on Rude on the ramp after saving Fifi from Rude
WCW World Champion Vader (w/ Harley Race) defeated Cactus Jack in a non-title Texas Death Match at 15:57; the rules of the bout stated the loser would be the man who couldn’t get back to his feet by a standing 10-count after being pinned; there was a 30-second rest period between falls; fall #1: Cactus pinned Vader on the ramp with a clothesline at 5:40; fall #2: Cactus pinned Vader with an elbowsmash from the ramp to the floor at 6:49; fall #3: Vader pinned Cactus with a moonsault at 11:59; fall #4: Vader pinned Cactus on the ramp at 14:54 after a DDT onto a steel chair and then scaring away EMTs as they came out to check on Cactus; after the fall, both men were knocked down which prompted referee Nick Patrick to begin a standing 10-count on each; Cactus rose to his feet first but Race shocked him with a stungun, allowing Vader to break the 10-count and win the match; after the match, Cactus hit a double arm DDT on Race onto the ramp (WCW Fan Favorites)

Halloween Havoc 94 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – October 23, 1994 (14,000; 8,595 paid; 3,000 freebies didn’t attend)
Booker T (w/ Stevie Ray) pinned Brian Armstrong with a flying forearm at 6:20 after avoiding a splash off the top; the announce team noted that the match was supposed to be Brian & Brad Armstrong against Harlem Heat but Brad was unable to be there; during the match, Muhammad Ali was seen taking a ringside seat
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Tony Schiavone & Bobby Heenan on commentary; included T Graham Brown singing the National Anthem; Muhammed Ali sat ringside for the event; featured a segment recapping the feud between WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair since August; the segment included footage of Hogan being attacked from behind by a masked man during August’s Clash of the Champions, Hogan’s match with Flair that night, Hogan & Dave Sullivan facing Flair & the masked man during the Oct. 9 live episode of The Main Event, and amateur video of Flair and Mr. T leaving Michael Jordan’s restaurant together in Chicago; included Gene Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Ric Flair & Sensuous Sherri regarding Flair’s upcoming steel cage career match with Hogan; featured a video package recapping the feud between Dave and Kevin Sullivan; included a video package recapping the feud between Dustin Rhodes and Arn Anderson; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Hogan, Jimmy Hart, and Brother Brudi regarding Hogan’s upcoming match with Flair; included Okerlund conducting an interview in the aisle with Sting, who took a ringside seat beside Ali; featured a video package recapping the feud between the Guardian Angel and Vader, dating back to Bash at the Beach; included Okerlund conducting an interview in the aisle with Thomas “Hitman” Hearns regarding the night’s main event; featured a video package recapping the history between the Nasty Boys and Terry Funk & Bunkhouse Buck; included an in-ring segment in which Okerlund introduced Eric Bischoff, Bill Shaw, and Ali during which Shaw gave Ali a check from TBS to Ali’s nonprofit and Bischoff gave him a plaque recognizing his contributions:
WCW TV Champion Johnny B. Badd fought the Honkytonk Man to a 10-minute time-limit draw at 9:53; the bell rang as Badd had the challenger covered with an inside cradle; after the contest, Honky attempted to attack Badd from behind but the champion cleared him from the ring
Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Marcus Alexander Bagwell & the Patriot to win the titles at 13:47 when Orndorff pinned Bagwell after Roma hit an elbow drop off the top onto Bagwell, behind the referee’s back, as Bagwell had Orndorff covered with the fisherman’s suplex
Dave Sullivan defeated Kevin Sullivan via count-out at 5:17 when Dave crawled in the ring after Kevin threw him into the ringpost (Dave’s first appearance using the “I Want to Be a Hulkamaniac” theme song)
Dustin Rhodes pinned Arn Anderson (w/ Col. Rob Parker & Meng) at 9:52 with a roll up after referee Randy Anderson caught Anderson trying to use the ropes during a pin attempt; after the contest, Anderson attacked Rhodes and dropped him with the DDT before referees ordered Parker and his men backstage
Jim Duggan defeated WCW US Champion Steve Austin via disqualification at 8:03 when Austin threw Duggan over the top as the champion attempted the running clothesline; prior to the bout, Duggan beating Austin for the title at Fall Brawl was shown in its entirety; after the contest, Duggan fought off Austin and cleared the ring with the 2×4
Vader (w/ Harley Race) pinned the Guardian Angel at 8:19 with a splash immediately after Angel brought Race into the ring with a suplex; prior to the bout, Angel was escorted to the ring by members of the Guardian Angels; during Vader’s entrance, he approached Muhammed Ali, sitting ringside with Sting, and said he was the man; following the ring entrances, the Angel beat up Race inside the ring before kicking him to the floor
The Nasty Boys defeated Terry Funk & Bunkhouse Buck (w/ Col. Rob Parker & Meng) at 8:18 when Jerry Saggs pinned Funk after Meng accidentally hit Funk and Saggs dropped Funk onto a pumpkin behind the referee’s back
WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Ric Flair (w/ Sensuous Sherri) in a steel cage match with the legdrop at 19:26; stipulations stated the loser would have to retire; Mr. T was the referee for the contest; prior to the entrances, there were chants of “Hogan sucks;” Michael Buffer was the ring announcer for the match; prior to the match, Hogan and Hart were escorted ringside by Brother Brudi; Nick Bockwinkel sat ringside for the contest, in possession of the title belt; at around the 15-minute mark, Sherri went to climb the cage but Hart pulled off her skirt, with Sherri then attacking Hart; moments later, Sting came out of the crowd and went after Sherri only for the masked man to attack Sting and Hart with a pipe; Sherri later scaled the cage and helped Flair handcuff T; after the match, Hogan hugged Muhammad Ali at ringside; after the match, the masked man returned to the ring, with Hogan fighting him off and unmasking him to be Brudi; Kevin Sullivan then came into the ring, followed by John Tenta, with Tenta and Brudi double teaming Hogan and Tenta hitting the sit-down splash; Sting then ran out to the ring, took out Sullivan at ringside, cleared the ring, and helped Hogan backstage; Tenta wore his WWF Earthquake outfit for the segment (Tenta’s surprise debut) (Flair’s last appearance for 3 months; Flair’s last match for 6 months) (The History of the World Heavyweight Championship)

Halloween Havoc 95 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – October 29, 1995 (13,000; 7,000 paid)
The Main Event – shown live – featured Eric Bischoff & Dusty Rhodes on commentary:
Eddie Guerrero pinned Disco Inferno at 3:21 with a hurricanrana
Paul Orndorff pinned the Renegade at 1:23 after twice hitting the piledriver; prior to the bout, Orndorff’s theme music repeatedly skipped during his entrance
Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko defeated Lord Steven Regal & Dave Taylor at 8:41 when Benoit pinned Regal with a dragon suplex following a dropkick from Malenko
Sgt. Craig Pittman pinned VK Wallstreet after Jim Duggan interfered
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Tony Schiavone & Bobby Heenan on commentary; included footage of WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan and the Giant playing cat and mouse in their respective monster trucks on the roof of the adjacent Cobo Arena; featured the announcement that Ric Flair had been attacked backstage before the live broadcast and that Flair’s scheduled tag team partner, WCW US Champion Sting, had not yet arrived to the arena; included a video package highlighting the feud between Johnny B. Badd and WCW TV Champion Diamond Dallas Page; featured Gene Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Badd regarding his TV title victory; included footage of Kurasawa injuring Road Warrior Hawk’s arm during August’s Clash of the Champions; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Randy Savage regarding his victory over the Zodiac, the possibility of facing Lex Luger later in the show, and Hogan facing the Giant in the monster truck challenge; included a segment in the Master’s lair, in the arena, during which the Master and Kevin Sullivan spoke about Hogan’s upcoming title defense against the Giant, the fact that the Yeti was in Detroit, and that Hogan had no allies; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with the Giant regarding the upcoming monster truck challenge and match with Hogan; included Mike Tenay conducting a backstage interview with Luger regarding the controversial finish of his match with Meng and facing Savage later in the show; featured a video package highlighting the altercations between Hogan and the Giant dating back to Bash at the Beach and the debut of the Yeti the previous Monday:
Johnny B. Badd pinned WCW TV Champion Diamond Dallas Page (w/ Maxx Muscle & Kimberly) to win the title at 17:00 after Muscle accidentally hit a clothesline on the champion, with Badd then knocking Muscle off the apron with a left hand punch; prior to the bout, a man appeared at the entrance stage dressed as Badd, distracting Page as the real Badd came out of the crowd; during the match, it was announced WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan and the Giant had been ordered out of their monster trucks and would return later in the show for the monster truck challenge
Randy Savage pinned the Zodiak (sub. for Kamala) with the flying elbowsmash at 1:29; during the bout, a fan climbed in the ring and was ignored by the wrestlers but taken away by security; Bobby Heenan announced during the match that Kamala wasn’t wrestling because he mentioned to Kevin Sullivan that he was afraid of Savage and Sullivan beat him up and sent him back to Uganda; pre-match stipulations stated if both Savage and Lex Luger won their matches they would wrestle each other later in the show
Kurasawa (w/ Col. Rob Parker) pinned Road Warrior Hawk at 3:18 with a Samoan Drop, putting his feet on the ropes for leverage, and Parker holding the feet for added leverage; late in the bout, Hawk dropped Parker with a clothesline from the apron to the floor
Sabu (w/ the Sheik) pinned JL at 3:24 with a springboard moonsault; immediately after the pinfall, the Sheik threw a fireball into JL’s face (Sheik’s only WCW appearance)
Lex Luger defeated Meng (w/ Kevin Sullivan) via disqualification at 13:12 when Sullivan interfered and lightly kicked Luger after Meng hit Luger with the golden spike, knocking him out, and made the cover; during Luger’s entrance, a gravestone on the set was shown that read “Crockett;” during the bout, footage was shown from The Main Event of Heenan having sushi in the arena with a Japanese man, with Heenan claiming it was a personal matter; after the match, Meng argued with Sullivan over his interference
WCW US Champion Sting & Ric Flair defeated Arn Anderson & Brian Pillman via disqualification at 17:56 when Flair attacked his partner; Flair, in street clothes, finally appeared at the 6-minute mark with his head bandaged after reportedly being attacked backstage before the show by Anderson & Pillman; when Sting finally tagged Flair in, Flair joined in triple teaming Sting and peeled off his bandage to reveal it was a set up; Flair, Anderson, and Pillman continued to attack Sting until officials covered Sting’s body; moments later, Gene Okerlund interviewed the three in the aisle, during which Flair said the Horsemen were reunited; Sting was then helped backstage by the trainer
WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated the Giant in a monster truck challenge; the contest was held on the roof of the adjacent Cobo Arena and rules stated the winner would be the truck to push the other outside a 100-foot diameter circle; Eric Bischoff, Heenan, and Bob Chandler, who designed the two trucks, provided commentary for the contest; after the contest, the Giant got out of his truck and cornered Hogan against the ledge of the roof; after a brief brawl, in which both men were on the ledge, the Giant lost his balance and fell off; Hogan immediately ran for help as the helicopter filming the contest focused on the Detroit River below; moments later, Bischoff left the broadcast table to find out more information, with Tony Schiavone then returning to call the remainder of the show
Randy Savage pinned Lex Luger with the flying elbowsmash at 5:23 after Luger collided with Jimmy Hart, who appeared on the apron mid-way through the match, and knocked Hart to the floor; after the bout, Heenan momentarily left the broadcast table out of frustration for not knowing more about the Giant’s condition
The Giant (w/ Kevin Sullivan) defeated WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Jimmy Hart) via disqualification at around the 14:30 mark when Hart hit referee Randy Anderson, and later Hogan, from behind with the title belt after Hogan hit the legdrop on the challenger; Hogan wore black and white while Hart wore all black for the contest; upon their entrance, Hogan cut an in-ring promo and apologized for his part in the Giant falling off the roof; as Hogan began to speak, the Giant appeared with Sullivan; late in the match, the Giant hit the chokeslam but Hogan kicked out at 2; after the bout, Lex Luger and Randy Savage appeared, with Luger attacking Savage as the Yeti came out and double teamed Hogan with the Giant; moments later, Luger put Hogan in the Torture Rack and did the same to Savage; Anderson then came to and raised the Giant’s hand in victory, with the Giant taking possession of the title belt; after the Dungeon of Doom members left ringside, Hogan and Savage were tended to in the ring (the Giant’s in-ring debut) (The Big Show: A Giant’s World)

Halloween Havoc 96 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena – October 27, 1996 (10,000)
Jim Powers pinned Pat Tanaka
Psychosis & Juventud Guerrera defeated Damien & Halloween when Guerrera pinned Damien
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, & Dusty Rhodes on commentary; included Lee Marshal conducting a backstage interview with Jeff Jarrett in which he said the Giant would not chokeslam him; featured Mike Tenay conducting a backstage interview with Lex Luger regarding his upcoming match with Arn Anderson; included an ad promoting World War 3:
Dean Malenko pinned WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the title at 18:32 with a gutwrench powerbomb off the top; Mike Tenay provided guest commentary for the match; during the bout, Mysterio regained possession of a mask Malenko recently stole from him and removed the mask he had been wearing to put on the other one (Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man)
Diamond Dallas Page pinned Eddie Guerrero with a sit-down powerbomb and the Diamond Cutter at 13:40 to win the Lord of the Ring ring
The Giant defeated Jeff Jarrett (w/ Ric Flair) via disqualification at 9:55 when Flair hit a low blow on the Giant outside the ring after he powered out of Jarrett’s figure-4 and attempted to hit the chokeslam on the floor; prior to the bout, Ted Dibiase, with the Giant, cut a promo in the audience on the upcoming match with Jarrett; Giant came to the ring in possession of the WCW US Title belt; after the contest, Chris Benoit, Steve McMichael, and Arn Anderson came out to prevent Giant from going after Jarrett and Flair
Syxx pinned Chris Jericho with a spin kick to the face at 9:49 after Jericho began arguing with referee Nick Patrick over a series of slow counts; prior to the bout, Ted Dibiase and Syxx, with Vincent, cut a promo on the upcoming match and the Giant’s win over Jeff Jarrett; during the bout, Kevin Sullivan, Konnan, and Big Bubba were shown sitting in the crowd; after the contest, Jericho chased Patrick out of the ring, with Patrick then helping Syxx backstage
Lex Luger defeated Arn Anderson via submission with the Torture Rack at 12:20 after repeatedly hitting Anderson over the back with a steel chair outside the ring; following the bout, Luger briefly kept the hold applied while Kevin Sullivan, Konnan, and Big Bubba were shown cheering in the audience
Chris Benoit (w/ Woman) & Steve McMichael (w/ Debra McMichael) defeated Meng & the Barbarian (w/ Jimmy Hart) at 9:25 when Benoit pinned Meng with the headbutt off the top after McMichael hit Meng in the head with the halliburton; during the ring entrances, it was mentioned Ric Flair had accompanied an injured Arn Anderson to the hospital; after the contest, Kevin Sullivan, Konnan, and Big Bubba joined Meng & the Barbarian in ganging up on Benoit & McMichael as Woman and Debra watched; moments later, Sullivan unbuttoned his shirt in front of Woman and said he was still the man, then punted Benoit; after the Dungeon of Doom left the ring, the trainer came in to check on Benoit & McMichael
Kevin Nash & Scott Hall defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat (w/ Sister Sherri & Col. Rob Parker) to win the titles at 13:07 when Hall pinned Booker T after Nash broke Parker’s cane over Booker behind the referee’s back after Booker hit the Harlem Hangover on Hall; prior to the bout, Ted Dibiase and Vincent appeared in the crowd, with Dibiase bragging about the nWo’s victories earlier in the night and said the same thing would happen in the tag team title match, then introduced the challengers; Nash & Hall were heavily cheered in the match; late in the contest, after Nash took Parker’s cane, Parker ran backstage (Allied Powers)

WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Ted Dibiase) pinned Randy Savage at 17:37 after the Giant came ringside, as Savage attempted to get at Dibiase, and hit a chokeslam on the floor moments after Savage knocked the champion out with Dibiase’s own foreign object and then hit the flying elbowsmash; prior to the bout, Hogan, with the Giant and Vincent, appeared in the crowd, cut a promo on just finishing his “3 Ninjas” movie and having “Santa with Muscles” about to be released, and said he would wipe the mat with Savage; Hogan worked the match with a crewcut wig, from his movie filming, until Savage took it off mid-way through the match; during Savage’s entrance, he had a Macho Man monster truck drive out to the entrance way; moments later, Savage cut an in-ring promo telling Hogan to send Dibiase and the Giant, who accompanied him to the ring before the match, backstage so he could kick his ass; referee Mark Curtis then sent the Giant backstage; Hogan wore sunglasses for the match until Savage took them off mid-way through and put them on himself; moments later, Elizabeth came out to be in Savage’s corner; late in the bout, Curtis was knocked out, with Nick Patrick then taking over officiating duties; after the contest, the Giant revived Hogan by pouring ice water on him while Savage was helped backstage by officials and Elizabeth; moments later, Hogan, with the Giant, cut an in-ring promo on his success until Roddy Piper appeared; Piper then said he was as big a Hollywood star as Hogan and as big a wrestling icon as Hogan; Piper then referred to WrestleMania 1 and said Hogan got the cheers he did because he was facing Piper and said he was the only man Hogan could never beat; Piper then said Hogan needed to admit that he didn’t draw the fans, the fans made him; after Hogan admitted Piper was as big a star as him, Piper told him to straighten up and attempted to leave until Hogan told him to squat when he goes to the restroom; moments later, Hogan and Piper came nose to nose as the two alluded to having a match; Hogan and the Giant then left the ring until Piper grabbed Hogan’s title belt; the show then went off the air as the two continued to talk (Piper’s surprise debut)

Halloween Havoc 97 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena – October 26, 1997 (12,457)
NBC’s “Friday Night” taped an episode aired 10/31/97 from the empty arena; the episode featured host Rita Sever speaking with Diamond Dallas Page, Randy Savage, WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Scott Hall, Debra McMichael, Rey Mysterio Jr., and WCW TV Champion Disco Inferno as well as clips from the pay-per-view
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Tony Schiavone, Dusty Rhodes, & Bobby Heenan on commentary; included Gene Okerlund interviewing Debra backstage about who the mystery man was she would have face Steve McMichael later in the show, with Debra saying it definately was not Jeff Jarrett (who had just left for the WWF); moments later, McMichael interrupted and the two argued; featured a backstage promo by WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff in which Bischoff said Hogan would not be wrestling later in the show – due to unsafe work conditions – unless JJ Dillon offered them signed paperwork stating Sting would not be allowed in the building; included a backstage promo by Randy Savage, with Elizabeth, regarding his match against Diamond Dallas Page later in the show; featured Okerlund speaking with Dillon in the arena about the comments made by Hogan & Bischoff in which Dillon said the Hogan / Piper match would take place as advertised; moments later, Bischoff came out to dispute the call, with Dillon showing him a signed piece of paper stating Sting would not be in the building:
Yuji Nagata (w/ Sonny Onoo) defeated the Ultimo Dragon via submission with an armbar at 9:53 after avoiding the Dragon sleeper; Mike Tenay did guest commentary for the match; during the match, Raven and his Flock were shown making their way out to ringside seats; after the bout, Onoo kicked Dragon’s injured left arm
Chris Jericho defeated Gedo in an unadvertised match via submission with the Liontamer at 7:19 after avoiding a missile dropkick; Mike Tenay did guest commentary for the bout (Gedo’s debut)
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WCW Cruiserweight Champion Eddie Guerrero in a mask vs. title match to win the title at 13:49 by reversing a Splash Mountain off the top into a hurricanrana and cover; after the bout, Guerrero attacked Mysterio from behind and threw him to the floor; Mike Tenay did guest commentary for the bout (Rey Mysterio: 619, Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story, Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man, Wrestling’s Highest Flyers)
Alex Wright (mystery opponent) (w/ Debra) pinned Steve McMichael at 6:33 after Bill Goldberg interfered as Debra distracted referee Charles Robinson and hit the spear and Jackhammer on McMichael; after the bout, Debra gave Goldberg McMichael’s SuperBowl ring before Goldberg also dropped Wright with the Jackhammer
Jacquiline pinned WCW TV Champion Disco Inferno in a non-title match at 9:41 with a roll up out of the corner
WCW US Champion Curt Hennig defeated Ric Flair via disqualification at 13:57 when Flair tied the champion upside down in the corner, wrapped the title belt around his head, and stomped it before punching the referee; prior to the bout, Hennig came to the ring wearing Flair’s robe; after the match, several referees held Flair back as Konnan and Vincent came out to help Hennig backstage
Lex Luger defeated Scott Hall (w/ Syxx) via disqualification at 14:35 when Syxx attacked guest referee Larry Zbyzsko as Luger had Hall caught in the Torture Rack; Hall originally won the match at 12:39 with the Outsider’s Edge but Zbyzsko had the match continue after seeing replay footage on the big screen of Syxx kicking Luger in the head as Eric Bischoff distracted Zbyzsko; after the match, Zbyzsko caught Syxx in a choke sleeper, legitly injuring him, before Hall and Bischoff double teamed Zbyzsko, with Bischoff eventually putting one foot on Zbyzsko’s chest as Hall counted to 3
Randy Savage defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a Death Match at 18:09 after a man in a Sting outfit came ringside and hit DDP in his injured ribs with a baseball bat, preventing him from meeting the 10-count from referee Nick Patrick; Elizabeth was in Savage’s corner but was attacked and dragged backstage by Kimberly at around the 12-minute mark after Elizabeth began interfering; after the bout, Savage shoved Patrick and the trainer out of the way and stomped Page; moments later, DDP was placed on a stretcher and taken backstage, with Savage briefly attacking Page as he was strapped down
Roddy Piper defeated WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan in a non-title steel cage match at around the 15-minute mark via submission with the sleeper after Randy Savage accidentally dropped Hogan with a double axe handle off the top of the cage; early in the bout, about half a dozen Stings appeared in the aisle and in the crowd; after the match, Hogan unmasked one of the fake Stings and tossed him out of the ring before he, Savage, and Bischoff handcuffed Piper to the cage and beat him as the crowd chanted “We want Sting;” moments later, a “fan” in Sting facepaint climbed in the cage and was beaten by Hogan and Savage until security pulled him from the ring

Halloween Havoc 98 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena – October 25, 1998 (10,663; sell out)
Pay-per-view bouts – the event aired free on WCW.com with Lee Marshall and Mark Madden helping making up the commentary team; featured Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, & Mike Tenay on commentary; included several dancing performances of the Nitro Girls throughout the show; featured an opening announcement that WCW TV Champion Chris Jericho would defend against Raven, Meng would wrestle Wrath, and Disco Inferno would face Juventud Guerrera with the winner receiving a WCW Cruiserweight Title shot later in the night; included Gene Okerlund interviewing Rick Steiner in the arena regarding his match against Scott Steiner later in the night, during which Buff Bagwell appeared and told Rick the nWo doesn’t work one-on-one and he wanted to be in Rick’s corner to watch his back, with Rick eventually agreeing; featured a promo by Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff at the entrance stage regarding Hogan’s match later in the night against the Warrior and Hulk’s attack the previous week on his nephew Horace; included a promo by Scott Steiner at the entrance stage in which he challenged his brother Rick & Buff Bagwell to face he and the Giant in a tag team match later in the night for the WCW Tag Team Titles, with the Giant then appearing and cutting a promo as well; JJ Dillon then appeared and added a stipulation that if Rick & Bagwell won, Rick would get an immediate match against Scott after the tag team contest, with Scott agreeing:
WCW TV Champion Chris Jericho defeated Raven via submission with the Liontamer at 7:49 after knocking an interfering Kanyon off the apron; prior to the bout, Raven cut an in-ring promo on his recent losing streak and not being informed about having to wrestle in an unadvertised match, then said he wouldn’t wrestle and left the ring; moments later, Jericho grabbed the mic, said he didn’t want to be there either, and then insulted Raven and called him a loser until Raven rushed the ring
Wrath pinned Meng
Disco Inferno pinned Juventud Guerrera at 9:39 with a kick to the midsection and a piledriver; due to pre-match stipulations, Disco earned a WCW Cruiserweight Title shot later in the night
WCW Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Disco Inferno at 10:48 with the Shooting Star Press
Rick Steiner & Buff Bagwell defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Scott Steiner & the Giant to win the titles at 8:23 when Steiner pinned the Giant with the bulldog off the top after the Giant accidentally hit a missile dropkick on Scott; Bagwell turned on his partner at the 3:30 mark, proving his babyface turn was fake, and walked out of the match; due to pre-match stipulations, Rick earned an immediate match against Scott
WCW Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner pinned Scott Steiner at 5:03 with the bulldog off the top after fighting off an interfering Buff Bagwell; Bagwell interfered mid-way through the bout, coming out of the crowd disguised as Bill Clinton, hit Rick with a slapjack handed to him by Stevie Ray at ringside, and knocked out referee Charles Robinson, prompting the bell to ring at 3:33; the match continued with Bagwell slapping Robinson’s hand to the mat each time Scott made a cover but Rick kept kicking out at 2; referee Nick Patrick appeared during the final moments and made the pinfall
Scott Hall defeated Kevin Nash via count-out at 14:18 when Nash walked out of the match after beating Hall to where he couldn’t defend himself, twice dropping him with the powerbomb, and then giving him a crotch chop (Legends of Wrestling: Heetseekers, Legends of Wrestling Collection)
WCW US Champion Bret Hart defeated Sting at 15:03 via KO with the Sharpshooter after Sting hit his head on the ringpost while attempting a Stinger Splash, with Hart then repeatedly hitting Sting with his own baseball bat; after the match, Sting was fitted with a neckbrace and taken backstage on a stretcher (Sting’s last appearance for 6 months) (Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 90s)
Hulk Hogan pinned the Warrior at 14:18 after Horace Hogan interfered and hit Warrior in the back of the head with a steel chair as Eric Bischoff distracted referee Nick Patrick; Warrior fought off the interference of Vincent, Stevie Ray, and the Giant mid-way through the bout; after the match, Hogan told his nephew he had passed the test and then hugged Horace; Horace then poured lighter fluid on Warrior, prompting security to rush the ring and get Hulk and Horace away from Warrior
WCW World Champion Bill Goldberg pinned Diamond Dallas Page with the Jackhammer at 10:28 after blocking a suplex attempt; after the match, Goldberg helped DDP to his feet and the two men hugged and raised each other’s hand (The Rise and Fall of WCW, Goldberg: The Ultimate Collection)

Halloween Havoc 99 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena – October 24, 1999 (8,464)
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Tony Schiavone & Bobby Heenan on commentary; included an opening announcement Rey Mysterio Jr. was injured and unable to compete, he and Konnan had been stripped of the WCW Tag Team Titles, and a 3-team streetfight match would be held later in the night to fill the title vacancy between Harlem Heat, Konnan & Billy Kidman, & Brian Knobbs & Hugh Morrus; featured footage from before the show of WCW TV Champion Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko arriving to the arena and being confronted by Perry Saturn, with Malenko and Benoit telling him they were done with the Revolution; included Mike Tenay interviewing Harlem Heat backstage on their tag team title shot later in the show; featured Ric Flair, with a crowbar, arriving to the arena with his son David; included an in-ring promo by Diamond Dallas Page & Kimberly about Ric Flair’s spanking of Kimberly and Page’s match with Flair later in the night, with Page then making it a leather strap match; featured Bill Goldberg arriving to the arena and looking for WCW US Champion Sid Vicious; included Tenay interviewing Eddie Guerrero, with Billy Kidman and Torrie Wilson, about his match against Perry Saturn later in the night, with Tenay announcing both the Revolution and Filthy Animals were banned from ringside; during the segment, Guerrero was seen in possession of Flair’s Rolex watch; featured a backstage segment in which Goldberg was pulled off Vicious by security after beating him bloody, with Vicious then calling for him to come back; included an in-ring promo by Buff Bagwell regarding “the two new writers from up north” and Jeff Jarrett, with Bagwell then challenging Jarrett to come out and face him; moments later, the two brawled around ringside until Lex Luger appeared, grabbed Jarrett’s guitar, and attempted to hit Jarrett with it but instead hit Bagwell when Jarrett moved; the blow didn’t break the guitar, Luger shattered it against the turnbuckle pad in frustration as Jarrett escaped backstage; featured Tenay trying to interview a bloody Vicious backstage until Vicious scared him off; included a backstage segment where Guerrero, still suffering from Flair’s attack, called the Filthy Animals to return from the hospital; featured Tenay interviewing Flair backstage about him taking back his Rolex and his legacy and cut a promo on both the Filthy Animals and DDP; included Tenay interviewing Bret Hart backstage about the severely injured ankle he sustained Monday at the hands of Luger as well as his match against Luger later in the night; featured Tenay interviewing Goldberg backstage about his match with Vicious later in the show; included Madusa appearing in a bikini with the new WCW cologne in which she walked ringside, grabbed the mic, said she didn’t enjoy having to parade the cologne around for the new “superpowers” from New York, and said it was “bullshit” before dumping the cologne on Heenan; featured an in-ring promo by WCW World Champion Sting in which he said he came to Las Vegas for a fight and issued an open challenge for later in the night:
WCW Cruiserweight Champion Disco Inferno pinned Lash Laroux at 7:35 with an inverted atomic drop and the Last Dance jawbreaker; after the bout, Laroux attacked the champion and hit a modified death valley driver onto the title belt
Harlem Heat defeated Konnan & Billy Kidman and Brian Knobbs & Hugh Morrus (w/ Jimmy Hart) in a streetfight at 5:18; Heat won at 5:02 when Booker pinned Knobbs after hitting him with a prop mummy but the bell came seconds later when the second referee counted Kidman’s pinfall on Morrus inside the ring, off camera; after some discussion, Heat were given the win for getting the pin first; due to pre-match stipulations, Harlem Heat won the vacant WCW Tag Team Titles; the bout was scheduled as Knobbs & Morrus vs. Konnan & Rey Mysterio Jr. for the titles but was changed after Mysterio suffered an injury and was unable to wrestle; despite not being recognized as champions, Konnan & Kidman wore the title belts to the ring before the match; Konnan appeared to suffer a legit shoulder injury late in the match; after the bout, Mysterio and Torrie Wilson appeared at the entranceway as Konnan was being helped
Eddie Guerrero defeated Perry Saturn via disqualification at 11:12 when Ric Flair came out as both men were knocked down and began beating Guerrero with a crowbar, then fighting off Billy Kidman as Kidman attempted to make the save; after the bout, Flair kissed Torrie Wilson, who appeared with Kidman, with Torrie seemingly liking it as Flair walked backstage; moments later, Flair returned ringside and reclaimed his stolen Rolex Guerrero left at the announce table
Brad Armstrong pinned Berlyn (w/ his bodyguard) at 4:23 after holding onto the rope to block Berlyn’s hangman’s neckbreaker; after the bout, the bodyguard attacked Armstrong, with Berlyn then doing the same
Rick Steiner pinned WCW TV Champion Chris Benoit to win the title at 12:49 after Dean Malenko came out as both men were down, grabbed a steel chair which had been used moments earlier, and hit Benoit in the head with it; after the bout, Malenko hugged Perry Saturn in the aisle and the two left ringside together
Lex Luger (w/ Elizabeth) defeated Bret Hart via submission at 7:47 with a half crab after working over Hart’s injured left leg
WCW World Champion Sting pinned Hulk Hogan; prior to the “bout,” the challenger’s music played all the way through before Sting was brought out first instead; Hogan’s music played a second time, with Hogan eventually coming out in street clothes, saying something to Sting and then laying down for Sting to pin him; as Sting was announced as the winner, the screen quickly went to a promo package for Goldberg / Vicious; the bell never rang to begin the match; the crowd heavily booed the segment and chanted “bullshit” as the next match prepared to start
Bill Goldberg defeated WCW US Champion Sid Vicious via referee’s decision to win the title at 7:11 when the referee stopped the match when Sid, heavily bloodied, wasn’t responsive; prior to the match, Goldberg was attacked in the aisle by Kevin Nash & Scott Hall; after the bout, WCW TV Champion Rick Steiner came out and helped Vicious backstage, with Sid eventually turning around and trying to go back for more but was held back by Steiner and the referee
Diamond Dallas Page (w/ Kimberly) pinned Ric Flair in a strap match at 12:48 with the Diamond Cutter after wrapping the strap around Flair’s neck; after the bout, Page dropped referee Charles Robinson with the Diamond Cutter, after Robinson attempted to protect Flair from losing; moments later, David Flair came out with a crowbar but suffered a low blow from Kimberly, who threw the weapon to Page to use on Ric; Page then hit a bloody Flair in the crotch with the crowbar and dropped David with two Diamond Cutters inside the ring; after DDP and Kimberly left ringside, medics, David, and Robinson, both crying, tended to Ric, who was placed in a neckbrace and taken backstage on a stretcher; moments later, as Ric was about to be placed in a waiting ambulance, the Filthy Animals appeared, roughed up Ric and David, and sped off with Ric in the back of an ambulance
WCW US Champion Bill Goldberg (mystery opponent) pinned WCW World Champion Sting to win the title at 3:09 with the spear and Jackhammer; the commentary team referred to the bout as non-title but Goldberg was awarded the belt afterwards and announced as the new champion; after Goldberg left ringside, Sting argued with referee Charles Robinson and dropped him with the Scorpion Death Drop

Halloween Havoc 00 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena – October 29, 2000 (7,582)
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Tony Schiavone, Stevie Ray, & Mark Madden on commentary; included a backstage segment, taped earlier in the afternoon, in which Shane Douglas congratulated the Natural Born Thrillas backstage; featured footage from the previous week’s Thunder of Bill Goldberg injuring his shoulder after striking the ringpost followed by the announcement Goldberg had not yet arrived to the arena; included a backstage segment in which Kronik told two doctors they might not want to clear Goldberg to wrestle due to his injuries; featured a backstage segment with Konnan, Billy Kidman, Rey Mysterio Jr., and a trainer in which it was discussed whether Konnan was able to compete in his scheduled bout; included Gene Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with David Flair regarding his upcoming match with Buff Bagwell and whether he was the father of Stacy Keibler’s baby, during which Flair showed off the two lab technicians he brought with him to get Bagwell’s DNA sample; featured Pamela Paulshock conducting a backstage interview with Scott Steiner, alongside Madajah, regarding his match later in the night against WCW World Champion Booker T; included a backstage segment in which the two doctors from earlier checked on Goldberg to see if he was capable of competing; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Kronik regarding their match later in the show against Goldberg, during which they said if Goldberg couldn’t wrestle then they would win by forfeit, his winning streak would be over, they would get paid anyway, and Goldberg would be out of WCW; included Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Gen. Rection, alongside the Wall, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Lash Laroux, regarding his match later in the show for the WCW US Title; Leonard Fullick – who won the WCW Mastercard Sweepstakes – was shown in the crowd with his wife and two friends; featured an ad promoting Mayhem on Nov. 26; included Paulshock conducting a backstage interview with Jeff Jarrett regarding his upcoming match with Sting; featured a video package promoting the Sting vs. Jarrett match; included Paulshock conducting a backstage interview with Booker regarding his upcoming match with Steiner, during which Booker said he would buy Goldberg some time to recover by having his title match as the next to last instead of the last match on the show; featured a video package promoting the Booker vs. Steiner match; included a video package promoting the Goldberg vs. Kronik match:
WCW Tag Team Champions Mark Jindrak & Sean O’Haire defeated Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio Jr. (w/ Konnan) and Disco Inferno & Alex Wright at 10:08 when O’Haire pinned Disco with the Swanton moments after Mysterio hit a springboard legdrop on Disco as Disco had Jindrak covered following the Chart Buster; after the bout, Wright assaulted Kidman & Mysterio with a steel chair, with Konnan – who provided guest commentary for the match – then trying to make the save but was double teamed by Jindrak & O’Haire; moments later, the Wall came out to clear the ring as Konnan was tended to on the floor
WCW Hardcore Champion Reno pinned the Wall at 10:52 after hitting the Roll of the Dice onto a table at ringside; during the bout, an on screen graphic advertised WCW’s Backstage Assault video game; late in the bout, the Wall punched agent Fit Finlay as the fight made its way from the backstage area to the aisle; after the contest, Reno continued to assault the Wall, with Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo then coming out and triple teaming the Wall for several moments until Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Lash Laroux made the save
Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Lash Laroux defeated Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo in an impromptu match at 9:23 when Guerrero pinned Stasiak with the Tornado DDT after Palumbo accidentally dropped his partner with a superkick when Laroux moved out of the way; during the bout, an on screen graphic advertised WCW’s Backstage Assault video game
Konnan & Tygress defeated Shane Douglas & Torrie Wilson at around the 7:30 mark when Konnan pinned Douglas following a double facebuster; Wilson was dressed as Wonder Woman for the match; prior to the contest, Douglas cut an in-ring promo challenging Tygress to come out alone since Konnan was in no shape to compete; moments after she did, Tygress fought off both opponents until she was eventually double teamed; Konnan came out shortly thereafter
Buff Bagwell defeated David Flair in a first blood match at 5:35 after hitting David with a steel chair and following with the Buff Blockbuster; prior to the bout, David came to the ring with a DNA collecting kit which he left at the commentary table; after the contest, Lex Luger came out, hugged Bagwell, but then attacked him and threw him face-first into the steel ringpost; after the contest, David took a blood sample from Bagwell after he began bleeding from the mouth; moments later, a backstage camera showed David giving the blood sample to two lab technicians as Bill Goldberg was shown arriving to the arena (Luger’s surprise return after a 5-month absence)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion Mike Sanders (w/ Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo) defeated Ernest Miller (w/ Ms. Jones) via count-out in a non-title kickboxing match when the referee counted Miller out of the ring following the 3rd round when Miller began fighting with an interfering Shane Douglas at ringside; Douglas appeared ringside after the 2nd round and hit Miller with a foreign object behind the referee’s back toward the end of the round
Mike Awesome pinned Vampiro with a powerbomb off the top at 9:50; prior to the bout, Vampiro cut an in-ring promo in which he challenged Awesome to put his WCW World Title shot for the following night’s Nitro on the line, with Awesome agreeing; though no stipulation was announced for the match, the referee allowed the use of a table as a weapon and counted a cover made on the floor during the bout; several minutes after the fall, Vampiro was helped to his feet by officials
Gen. Rection defeated WCW US Champion Lance Storm (w/ Major Gunns) and Jim Duggan to win the title at 10:08 by pinning Duggan with a botched moonsault as Storm was distracted by Gunns on the floor; prior to the bout, Storm cut an in-ring promo in which he said Rection wouldn’t get the gold or the girl; stipulations stated Gunns could rejoin the Misfits in Action if Rection won; late in the contest, Elix Skipper came out to try to interfere but Gunns knocked him off the apron; after the match, Chavo Guerrero Jr., the Wall, Lash Laroux, and Gunns celebrated Rection’s win in the ring
Jeff Jarrett pinned Sting at 14:39 after smashing a guitar over him; early in the bout, a man dressed as Sting circa 1989 appeared at the entranceway, with Sting attacking him and dropping him with the Scorpion Death Drop; moments later, a man dressed as Sting circa the early 90s came through the crowd, with Sting fighting him off as well; a Wolfpac era Sting appeared, with Sting assaulting him with a baseball bat and also dropping him with the Scorpion Death Drop; late in the contest, Sting locked Jarrett in the Scorpion Deathlock, only for a Crow Sting to come through the mat and pull Sting underneath the ring; after Sting fought off the fake Sting and set Jarrett up for the Scorpion Death Drop, the lights went out and another Crow Sting (Bill Eadie) came down from the rafters; Sting then hit the Scorpion Death Drop on the fake Sting through the commentary table; another fake Sting then smashed a guitar over Sting’s head, with Sting no selling it and laying out the man; Jarrett then smashed another guitar over Sting and made the pin
WCW World Champion Booker T defeated Scott Steiner (w/ Madajah) via disqualification at 13:26 after Steiner hit Booker with a lead pipe as the champion attempted a Harlem sidekick, then assaulted several officials inbetween locking Booker in the Steiner Recliner; upon Steiner’s entrance, footage was shown of the challenger attacking agent Ricky Santana backstage, upset that the match wasn’t going on last as originally scheduled; after his introduction, Steiner confronted Stevie Ray at the commentary table; after the contest, Steiner laid out several officials with the pipe before Jeff Jarrett appeared in an attempt to restrain Steiner; moments later, Steiner hit Booker several times with the pipe until he was forced back by security
Bill Goldberg defeated Kronik in a No DQ handicap match at 3:44; prior to the bout, Brian Adams cut an in-ring promo claiming Goldberg hasn’t been cleared to wrestle and the match wouldn’t be happening; moments later, backstage footage showed that Goldberg had just been cleared; Goldberg pinned Bryan Clarke following a spear through a table set up in the corner at 2:26; Goldberg pinned Adams with the spear and Jackhammer (Goldberg: The Ultimate Collection)