WCW Main Event – 1996 Results

1/7/96 – featured an opening clip showing Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage fending off the Giant and the Four Horsemen during Monday Nitro; hosted by Gene Okerlund & Bobby Heenan; included footage of Eric Bischoff conducting a sit-down interview with Mike Ditka about Steve McMichael; featured an ad promoting the WCW Hotline; included a Clash of the Champions Control Center hosted by Okerlund in which the following matches were announced: Hogan & Savage vs. WCW World Champion Ric Flair & the Giant, Mexican Heavyweight Champion Konnan vs. Psychosis, Sting & Lex Luger vs. Lord Steven Regal & Bobby Eaton, Eddie Guerrero vs. Brian Pillman, the Nasty Boys vs. Public Enemy, Kevin Sullivan vs. Disco Inferno, and Alex Wright vs. Dean Malenko, as well as the wedding between Col. Rob Parker and Sister Sherri; featured the Sting vs. Sgt. Craig Pittman match from the 1/6/96 Worldwide, joined in progress; included the WCW TV Champion Johnny B. Badd vs. Dave Taylor match from the 1/6/96 WCW Saturday Night; featured an ad promoting WCW calling cards; included the Flair, Arn Anderson, Chris Benoit, & Arn Anderson vs. Joey Maggs, Frankie Lancaster, Mark Starr, & Chris Kanyon match from the 1/6/96 Pro; featured Tony Schiavone & Dusty Rhodes on commentary; included the announcement that Nitro would include Guerrero vs. Regal, Sting vs. Diamond Dallas Page, the Nasty Boys would be in action, and an interview with Sting and Luger:
Hugh Morrus (w/ Kevin Sullivan) pinned Dino Cassanova with the moonsault at 3:10 (Disney/MGM Studios)
Alex Wright pinned Disco Inferno with a missile dropkick at 4:56 as Disco was dancing (Center Stage Theatre) 1/96; Orlando, FL; Disney / MGM Studios
Chris Benoit & Brian Pillman defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat (w/ Sister Sherri) via disqualification at 3:43 when Col. Rob Parker climbed in the ring to fight Benoit after Benoit accidentally knocked Sherri off the ring apron; after the bout, Benoit scared Parker to the floor, with the Heat then blaming him for the loss 1/29/96; Canton, OH; Civic Center
Mexican Heavyweight Champion Konnan pinned WCW US Champion the One Man Gang to win the title at 3:59 by holding onto the top rope as the champion attempted a slam into the ring, with Konnan falling on top for the win; prior to the bout, it was announced the two would have a title match at SuperBrawl VI; after the contest, OMG attacked Konnan and stomped him out of the ring 2/11/96; St. Petersburg, FL; Bayfront Center
2/11/96 – featured Eric Bischoff & Dusty Rhodes on commentary:
The Road Warriors defeated Dick Slater & Bunkhouse Buck
Hugh Morrus defeated Chris Kanyon
Big Bubba & VK Wallstreet defeated Sgt. Craig Pittman & Joey Maggs
Jim Duggan fought Loch Ness (w/ Kevin Sullivan & Jimmy Hart) to a no contest when Duggan began assaulting Sullivan with his 2×4 before the match began and before Loch Ness appeared; moments later, Loch Ness came out, dropped an elbow drop on Duggan, and fought off Sgt. Craig Pittman, the Barrio Brothers, Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker, and another enhancement wrestler by hitting elbow drops on them as well (Loch Ness’ surprise debut) 2/19/96; Salisbury, MD; Wicomico Civic Center
The Nasty Boys defeated Public Enemy at 5:50 when Brian Knobbs pinned Johnny Grunge after Rocco Rock accidentally hit the Fly By on his own partner; Tony Schiavone & Dusty Rhodes provided commentary for the match 3/24/96; Tupelo, MS; Coliseum
WCW Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Opening Round: JL pinned Dean Malenko at 3:20
Jim Duggan pinned Big Bubba at 3:20
Dick Slater pinned Alex Wright at 1:55
Rick & Scott Steiner fought the Nasty Boys to a no contest at 5:19 when the Road Warriors interfered and attacked both teams 4/21/96 – hosted by Lee Marshall & Dusty Rhodes:
Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Maxx Muscle & the Gambler at 2:32 when Rick pinned Muscle with the bulldog off the top double team 3/31/96 – hosted by Gene Okerlund & Bobby Heenan; included a WCW Motorsports segment with WCW Tag Team Champion Sting; featured a WCW Hotline ad; included the Disco Inferno vs. Brad Armstrong match from the 3/30/96 Worldwide, Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs vs. Bobby Eaton & Dave Taylor match from the 3/30/96 Pro, and highlights from the WCW World Champion Ric Flair vs. Dick Slater match from the 3/30/96 WCW Saturday Night:
Cobra pinned Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker with the Cobra Slam at 5:35; Dusty Rhodes & Lee Marshall provided commentary for the match (3/20/96; Augusta, GA)
Jim Duggan pinned Stevie Ray at 6:24 by hitting him with a taped fist; Dusty Rhodes & Lee Marshall provided commentary for the bout; late in the contest, Booker T appeared ringside and rammed Duggan into the ringpost on the floor behind the referee’s back before returning backstage (taped before a WCW Monday Nitro) 7/7/96; Daytona Beach, FL; Ocean Center
7/7/96; featured Tony Schiavone on guest commentary, subbing for a missing Eric Bischoff, alongside Dusty Rhodes:
Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat (w/ Col. Rob Parker) via disqualification at 5:01 when Sister Sherri interfered
Bobby Walker pinned Billy Kidman at 2:00
Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Scott Norton & Ice Train at 2:08 when Morton pinned Norton
Eddie Guerrero pinned Lord Steven Regal at 3:39 with a roll up after Regal thought he had won the match 8/11/96:
Psychosis vs. Prince Iaukea
Hugh Voltage & Lord Steven Regal & Bobby Eaton
Konnan vs. Cobra
Jim Duggan & Sgt. Craig Pittman vs. the Faces of Fear 8/18/96:
Braun the Leprechaun vs. Todd Morton (Braun’s in-ring debut) 9/10/96; Albany, GA; Civic Center
9/21/96 – featured opening clips recapping the events of Fall Brawl and Monday Nitro; hosted by Tony Schiavone & Bobby Heenan, with Lee Marshall & Dusty Rhodes on commentary for the exclusive Main Event matches; included a video package recapping the events regarding Sting at Fall Brawl, Sting addressing the fans on Nitro and not showing up to be Lex Luger’s tag team partner later that night; featured a Halloween Havoc Control Center hosted by Schiavone in which WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Dean Malenko and Eddie Guerrero vs. Diamond Dallas Page in a match for the Battlebowl ring were announced; included an ad promoting the WCW Hotline; featured the announcement WCW Saturday Night would include Jim Powers vs. Disco Inferno, WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera, and that the Amazing French Canadians and Diamond Dallas Page would be in action; included the announcement DDP vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr., Chris Benoit vs. JL, WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat and Meng & the Barbarian would be in action during the following day’s episode of Pro; featured an ad promoting the WCW Magazine; included a video package recapping the nWo’s attack on Randy Savage at Fall Brawl and Elizabeth coming to his aid at the end of the show, only to be spraypainted herself, and then Savage punching referee Nick Patrick on Nitro; featured a video package hyping the WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan vs. Savage match at Halloween Havoc; included a nWo vignette featuring footage from recent weeks and comments from Hogan, Scott Hall & Kevin Nash; featured footage from Nitro of Syxx’s debut and him dropping nWo flyers from the ceiling; included the announcement Nitro would include Chris Jericho vs. Dick Slater and Randy Savage vs. Greg Valentine; featured the closing moments of DDP vs. Jim Duggan from the 9/14/96 WCW Saturday Night, Public Enemy vs. Harlem Heat from the 9/15/96 Pro and Glacier vs. Big Bubba from the 9/16/96 Nitro:
Billy Kidman pinned JL with the shooting star press at 3:02
Dave Taylor (w/ Jeeves) pinned Bobby Eaton at 4:00 with his feet on the bottom rope for leverage after ramming Eaton face-first into the ringpost and following with a fallaway slam in the ring 9/10/96; Albany, GA; Civic Center
Konnan defeated Super Calo 12/7/96 11/11/96; St. Petersburg, FL; Bayfront Center
WCW Women’s Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: Madusa defeated GAEA All Asia Athlete Women’s Champion Zero in a non-title match 12/21/96:
WCW Women’s Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: Akira Hokuto defeated Kauro 12/28/96