Halloween Havoc (1997)
Halloween Havoc (1997) was the ninth Halloween Havoc professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). It took place on October 26, 1997 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. As of 2014 the event is available on the WWE Network.
|Halloween Havoc (1997)|
|Promotion||World Championship Wrestling|
|Date||October 26, 1997|
|Venue||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|Tagline(s)||Snap Into The Madness!|
|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.
The fourth match pitted Alex Wright against Steve McMichael, with Wright being a replacement for the departed Jeff Jarrett. Goldberg attacked McMichael during the match, hit the Jackhammer on him, and placed Wright on top of him for the pin. After the match Goldberg was given McMichael's Super Bowl XX championship ring by McMichael's ex-wife Debra and then attacked Wright in the ring.
Ric Flair challenged Curt Hennig for the United States Championship. Flair wrapped Hennig in a tree of woe, put the title belt over Hennig's head, and kicked the center plate into his face to cause a disqualification.
Next was the match between Scott Hall and Lex Luger with Larry Zbyszko as the special guest referee. Hall originally defeated Luger by giving him the Outsiders Edge after Syxx interfered and kicked Luger in the head as Zbyszko was arguing with Eric Bischoff. He then began celebrating in the ring with Bischoff and Syxx and forced Zbyszko to raise his hand in victory.
Zbyszko, meanwhile, suspected the nWo had played a role in Hall's victory and called for a replay of the match's ending. Once he saw what Syxx had done, Zbyszko restarted the match. Hall began arguing with Zbyszko once back in the ring, and Zbyszko shoved him into a waiting Luger. Luger then placed Hall in the Torture Rack and Hall submitted. As Zbyszko called for the bell Syxx attacked him, only to be put in a gogoplata followed by a guillotine choke. Bischoff and Hall then returned to the ring and attacked Zbyszko, ending with Bischoff kicking Zbyszko in the head and Hall counting a pin.
Randy Savage defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a last man standing match after a fake Sting (Hollywood Hogan) hit Page with a baseball bat. The only way to win the match was to have your opponent not answer the referee's count of 10.
In the main event, held inside a steel cage, Roddy Piper beat Hogan by submission with a sleeper hold. Randy Savage interfered by climbing into the cage and he and Hogan beat down Piper following the match. After the match, a fan climbed into the cage and was beat up by Savage and Hogan.
|1||Yuji Nagata (with Sonny Onoo) defeated Último Dragón by submission||Singles match||09:42|
|2||Chris Jericho defeated Gedo by submission||Singles match||07:18|
|3||Rey Misterio Jr. defeated Eddy Guerrero (c)||Title vs. Mask match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship||13:51|
|4||Alex Wright (with Debra) defeated Steve McMichael||Singles match||06:31|
|5||Jacqueline defeated Disco Inferno||Singles match||09:39|
|6||Curt Hennig (c) defeated Ric Flair by disqualification||Singles match for WCW United States Heavyweight Championship||13:57|
|7||Lex Luger defeated Scott Hall (with Syxx) by submission||Singles match with Larry Zbyszko as special guest referee||13:02|
|8||Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Diamond Dallas Page||Las Vegas Sudden Death match||18:07|
|9||Roddy Piper defeated Hollywood Hogan by submission||Steel Cage match||13:37|
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