The Best And Worst Of WCW Slamboree 1997

Previously on the Best and Worst of WCW Monday Nitro: The NBA Playoffs forced Nitro into an earlier, one-hour time slot, and nothing really happened for a month besides nWo beatdowns and cracked-out Roddy Piper promos about how straight he is. Oh, also, Glacier’s enemies tried to steal his magical eyeball by digging it out of his head with a helmet.

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And now, the Best and Worst of WCW Slamboree for May 18, 1997.

Worst: A Night Of Betrayals, Part One

Slamboree’s opening match might accidentally be the most 1997 WCW thing of all time.

We open with Lord Steven Regal challenging Ultimo Dragon for the Television Championship. The story here is solid; Regal was the TV Champion but lost to Prince Iaukea’s garbage ass, and then couldn’t seem to beat Prince to get it back. Instead, he Regal Stretched Iaukea before a championship match against Dragon, and Prince was too injured to retain. So now Dragon’s champion, and Regal is targeting him to get the belt back. Dragon’s a much tougher opponent, but Prince weirdly had Regal’s number, and he’s past that now.