February 21, 1993 in Asheville, NC
The show opens with the White Castle of Fear video.
At ringside Tony Schiavone and Jesse Ventura welcome us to the show and talk about the main event. They note that Ron Simmons has suffered an injury and will not be able to compete for the United States Title against Dustin Rhodes and The Barbarian has been picked as a replacement.
“Flyin’” Brian Pillman & “Stunning” Steve Austin
Erik Watts & Marcus Alexander Bagwell
A shortened version of the real timeline match. Pillman pinned Bagwell after Austin came off the top rope behind the referee’s back with a forearm to Bagwell as Bagwell had Pillman covered with a fisherman suplex.
Winners: Brian Pillman & Steve Austin @ 9:35.
On the podium Eric Bischoff & Missy Hyatt announce that Bill Watts has been removed as Executive Vice President of World Championship Wrestling. Later this evening, the new Commissioner of WCW who will be the voice of the championship committee will be announced.
Too Cold Scoprio
Exact match. Scorpio wins with a modified victory roll as Benoit attempted the Dragon Suplex.
Winner: Too Cold Scorpio @ 19:59
Eric Bischoff is backstage with Davey Boy Smith who says he has come to the WCW to take it international and will be on the European tour, where he plans to win the World Title.
The British Bulldog Debut:
“Wild” Bill Irwin
“British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith
Same match, Bulldog wins with the Running Powerslam after catching Irwin coming off the middle turnbuckle.
Winner: Davey Boy Smith @ 5:50
Missy Hyatt is with Paul Orndorff behind the curtain, but before Orndorff could say anything Cactus Jack appears and scares Orndorff through the curtains.
Falls Count Anywhere Match:
“Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff
Same match, Cactus wins by hitting Orndorff with a shovel.
Winner: Cactus Jack @ 12:19
Backstage Eric Bischoff is with Ricky Steamboat, who is about to compete in a “Bonus Match” facing Jushin “Thunder” Liger. He promotes how great the former Light Heavyweight Champion is, and how tough this match will be.
Jushin “Thunder” Liger
Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat with Shane Douglas
These two have a fast paced contest which saw Liger go for a Victory Roll, which Steamboat countered for the win.
Winner: Ricky Steamboat @ 12:21
A video package is played showing the Jim Cornette SMW angles setting up the upcoming match.
Smoky Mountain Wrestling Showcase Match:
The Heavenly Bodies with Jim Cornette
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express
Same match. Robert Gibson pinned Tom Prichard after Eaton’s interference backfired and he came off the top rope onto Prichard when Morton moved out of the way. Eaton escorted Cornette, Lane, and Prichard to ringside before the match, but was ejected before the bout began. After the match Prichard and Eaton got into a shoving match.
Winner: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express @ 12:52
Backstage Eric Bischoff is with Dustin Rhodes who compares the differences between Simmons and The Barbarian and talks about he will do his best to keep his title.
WCW United States Title Match:
Champion “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes
The Barbarian dominates, but Dustin has some firing comebacks. Dustin ducks a giant kick and hits the bulldog for the win.
Winner: Dustin Rhodes @ 10:26 to retain the WCW United States Title.
Eric Bischoff & Missy Hyatt are in the ring and introduce the brand new Commissioner of WCW, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair! Flair struts to the ring and says he will be the voice of the Championship Committee and will be fair. Nobody knows how to break the rules more than him, so nobody is better suited to enforce the rules. He will be on the upcoming Saturday Night to make some exciting announcements.
NWA World Heavyweight Title Match:
Champion The Great Muta with Hiro Matsuda
A shorter condensed version of the real timeline match. Windham wins the title with a lariat and the DDT after lifting his knees to block the champion’s moonsault.
Winner: Barry Windham @ 10:28 to win the NWA World Title.
A video backstage shows highlights of the previous Sting vs Vader matches setting up the matin event. Tony Schiavone and Jesse Ventura run down the rules of the strap match.
White Castle of Fear Strap Match:
Big Van Vader with Harley Race
Exact same match as the real timeline, because it rules so much!
Winner: Big Van Vader @ 20:55
After the match Sting whipped Vader repeatedly with the strap until Vader fell out of the ring.