The Best And Worst Of WCW Monday Nitro 2/17/97: Rowdy Roddy Piper Vs. The Rock


Previously on the vintage Best and Worst of WCW Monday Nitro: Disgraced former referee Randy Anderson brought out his wife and children to help him beg for his job back, and ended up getting booked in a referee vs. referee match against Nick Patrick. Also MAVERICK WILD showed up, Alex Wright got called a great high-flyer while he was f*cking up flying high and Kevin Nash revealed he has no idea how a Torture Rack works.

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And now, the vintage Best and Worst of WCW Monday Nitro for Feb. 17, 1997.


The Mystery Of Who Attacked Big Bubba

This week’s show opens with the nWo arriving to the arena and doing that celebratory walk only a group of men making way too much money to do nothing can do, but something happens: Big Bubba falls behind and gets taken out from behind by a mystery man. Finally, The Vigilante Scotty Riggs gets revenge for getting hit in the face with a stage light that one time!

Investigative reporter slash “guy who actually watches the show” Mean Gene Okerlund is on the case, though, and goes straight for the only suspect still cutting promos:

Diamond Dallas Page, dressed like a pair of Zubaz pants became a Venom symbiote and tried to bond with Dog the Bounty Hunter, says he just walked in the door and that this is the first he’s hearing about it. Way to try and blow the cover of the only trustworthy WCW guy trying to fight these goons, Scheme Gene.

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