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Sting & The Giant vs Scott Hall & Kevin Nash (WCW Slamboree 05/17/98)

WCW Slamboree May 17 1998 Worcester MA NWO Title Changes Sting The Giant Big Show Scott Hall Kevin Nash

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#1 Loss

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:13 AM

Talk about it here.

#2 Loss

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:59 PM

Last few minutes. Kind of a weird match as Sting is a WCW babyface teaming with an NWO heel against two NWO tweeners. Giant is put in the position to work the crowd from the apron fresh off of a heel turn. So then he makes the hot tag and Nash goes from being the heel to being the babyface. Giant misses a top rope splash. Something about this card killed this match considering that even that didn't get much of a pop. Nash is about to powerbomb Giant when Dusty Rhodes gets on the apron to distract the ref. Hall turns on Nash and Sting and The Giant win the tag titles. What a mess. Why would they put Hall and Nash on opposite sides for the NWO breakup, other than just to swerve people? What an idiotic twist. Now a WCW guy and an NWO guy are tag team champs. I'd roll my eyes, but WCW booking gets far worse than this in the coming two years.

#3 Zenjo


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:52 PM

This followed one of the key rules of Russoism:


'It doesn't matter if it makes sense, you just have to surprise people'

#4 Childs

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 09:22 AM

Sting just stood on the apron looking like, "Why am I involved in this shit?" Good question, man. I empathize.

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 02:46 AM

All you have to do is compare the crowd heat of the opener to this mess. Giant cheering Sting on in the corner made no sense but then neither did Hall turning on Nash. Giant and Sting win the tag titles and the crowd yawns and Sting looks bored. Bad end to the PPV.

#6 PeteF3

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 12:51 AM

18 months later and I can answer Loss' question: the Hall turn was yet another political maneuver by Hogan. By splitting up the Outsiders in storyline, he figured he could split them and their power up behind the scenes as well. This is fascinating stuff if you think the backstage shit is more interesting than the actual product. I don't want to be one of those people.

#7 TravJ1979

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:25 AM

More proof that WCW main event scene is complete garbage at this point.  Pointless turn, Weird, earlier turn making the face team ineffective.  Crap.

Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: WCW, Slamboree, May 17, 1998, Worcester MA, NWO, Title Changes, Sting, The Giant, Big Show, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash

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