Halloween Havoc (1999)
Halloween Havoc (1999) was the eleventh Halloween Havoc professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). It took place on October 24, 1999 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. As of 2014 the event is available on the WWE Network.
|Halloween Havoc (1999)|
|Promotion||World Championship Wrestling|
|Date||October 24, 1999|
|Venue||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|Tagline(s)||When Our Inner Animals Come Out To Play.|
|Halloween Havoc chronology|
The event featured professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Professional wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.
|Ring announcers||David Penzer|
The opening match saw Disco Inferno retain the WCW Cruiserweight Championship in a match against Lash LeRoux. Inferno was able to hit an inverted atomic drop followed by the Last Dance, to pick up the victory via pinfall.
The second match was a Street Fight for the vacant WCW World Tag Team Championship between Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray), The Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman and Konnan), and The First Family (Brian Knobbs and Hugh Morrus). At the end of the match Booker T pinned Knobbs at the same time as Kidman pinned Morrus. The two referees conferred and it was ultimately determined to award the victory to Harlem Heat.
The next match saw Eddy Guerrero defeat Perry Saturn by disqualification. Perry Saturn was disqualified after Ric Flair came out and hit Eddie Guerrero with a crowbar. Kidman along with Torrie Wilson came out to make the save, however Flair kisses Wilson who although at first was shocked appeared to enjoy it.
The following match saw Brad Armstrong defeated Berlyn. Next, Rick Steiner won the WCW World Television Championship with a victory over Chris Benoit after Dean Malenko attached Benoit with a chair. Following this, Lex Luger picked up the submission victory over Bret Hart after applying a half crab.
The following match was supposed to be Sting and Hulk Hogan for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Hogan’s music played however he never entered. Eventually Sting’s music played and he made his way to the ring. Following this Hogan’s music played again and he entered wearing street clothing. Upon entering the ring, Hogan whispered in Sting’s ear and then laid down. Sting covered Hogan and the match ended with the opening bell never having rung.
The next match was for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship. On his way to the ring, the challenger, Goldberg was attacked by Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. Despite this, Goldberg was still able to capture the championship from Sid Vicious. With Vicious covered in blood and unable to answer the referee, Mickie Henson's count, the referee was forced to stop the match and award the victory and the title to Goldberg.
The final match of the night was WCW World Champion Sting wrestling WCW United States Champion Goldberg. Although the announcers stated this match was a non-title match, following the match Goldberg was announced as the new WCW World Champion. After Sting argued with referee Charles Robinson, Sting hit the Scorpion Death Drop on Robinson.
The following night on Nitro, Sting declared that he never agreed to defend the title and called James J. Dillon to the ring to explain. Dillon then announced the title was being vacated due to Sting's attack on referee Charles Robinson during the unsanctioned match and announced a tournament for the vacant title to conclude at the following month's Mayhem pay-per-view event.
|1||Disco Inferno (c) defeated Lash LeRoux||Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship||07:35|
|2||Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) defeated The Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman and Konnan) and The First Family (Brian Knobbs and Hugh Morrus) (with Jimmy Hart)||Street Fight for the vacant WCW World Tag Team Championship||05:02|
|3||Eddy Guerrero defeated Perry Saturn by disqualification||Singles match||11:12|
|4||Brad Armstrong defeated Berlyn (with The Wall)||Singles match||04:23|
|5||Rick Steiner defeated Chris Benoit (c)||Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship||12:50|
|6||The Total Package (with Elizabeth) defeated Bret Hart by submission||Singles match||07:46|
|7||Sting (c) defeated Hulk Hogan||Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship||00:03|
|8||Goldberg defeated Sid Vicious (c) by TKO||Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship||07:11|
|9||Diamond Dallas Page (with Kimberly Page) defeated Ric Flair||Strap match||12:49|
|10||Goldberg defeated Sting (c)||Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship||03:08|
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