Road Wild (1999)
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Road Wild (1999) was the fourth and final Road Wild professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). It took place on August 14, 1999 from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.
|Road Wild (1999)|
Promotional poster featuring Goldberg
|Promotion||World Championship Wrestling|
|Date||August 14, 1999|
|City||Sturgis, South Dakota|
|Venue||Sturgis Motorcycle Rally|
|Tagline(s)||It'll Take More Than Attitude To Ride Outta Here.|
|Road Wild chronology|
In the main event, Hulk Hogan defeated Kevin Nash in a retirement match to retain the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, forcing Nash to retire from professional wrestling. Nash would come out of retirement in late 1999. This was Hogan's fourth straight Road Wild main event match. Other important matches on the card featured Randy Savage defeating Dennis Rodman, Goldberg defeating Rick Steiner, Sid Vicious defeating Sting and Chris Benoit retained the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship against Diamond Dallas Page in a No Disqualification match. The event also featured Filthy Animals vs. Dead Pool and The Revolution vs. The West Texas Rednecks.
The event featured wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.
|Ring announcers||David Penzer|
Fit Finlay was scheduled to face Jimmy Hart's First Family, but Finlay suffered a severe injury prior to the event. A match scheduled between Madusa and Mona also did not take place without any official reason given.
Jack Bramma of 411mania gave negative reviews to the event rating it 4.5 out of 10 by stating that "WCW had over a year left but they were already losing significant steam by this point. I think the idea of an outdoor PPV at Sturgis could have been a lot of fun but most of the work here is just bad to average and the booking is ass. Maybe watch the 6 man tag to see some fine attention to detail from Hennig or the DDP-Benoit encounter if you don't want to see the three-ways with Raven from a couple of years prior."
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- Jack Bramma (September 24, 2011). "Ring Crew Reviews: WCW Road Wild 99". 411mania. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
- Cawthon, Graham (2015). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 5: World Championship Wrestling 1995-2001. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 1499656343.
- "Wrestling's Historical Cards: Road Wild (Sturgis, South Dakota, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally". 2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts. Kappa Publishing. 2007. p. 148.