SuperBrawl VIII was the eighth SuperBrawl professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). The event took place on February 22, 1998 from the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California. A match was scheduled between Larry Zbyszko and Louie Spicolli, however it was canceled following Spicolli's death a week before the pay-per view.
|Promotion||World Championship Wrestling|
|Date||February 22, 1998|
|City||San Francisco, California|
|Tagline(s)||"Hogan vs. Sting II for Championship"|
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.
Rick Martel was originally booked to win the match against Booker T. However, he suffered a torn knee ligament after hitting his leg on the ropes after a hip toss from Booker T. The winner of the match was to immediately defend the title against Saturn. Due to Martel's injury and the reworking of the finish, Saturn and Booker were forced to improvise the entire match.
Lex Luger forced Randy Savage to submit with the Torture Rack. Elizabeth interfered while Luger first put Savage in the Torture Rack and pulled him down. Immediately after that, Scott Norton, Buff Bagwell, Brian Adams, and Vincent rushed the ring and began attacking Luger. Hollywood Hogan then came out and called all four members of the nWo back to the locker room, thus leaving Savage alone in the ring.
Scott Hall pinned Rick Steiner after an Outsider's Edge. Scott Steiner turned on Rick midway through the match and refused to help him fight off The Outsiders. After the match Scott handed the tag team title belts to the Outsiders and joined the New World Order.
In the main event Sting pinned Hollywood Hogan after a Scorpion Deathdrop. While Sting hit the move, Hogan kicked referee Nick Patrick and knocked him down. While the referee was down, Scott Norton, Buff Bagwell, Brian Adams, Vincent, Konnan, and Randy Savage came to the ring. Everyone except Savage went to attack Sting. As Hogan was trying to get up, Savage struck him with a spraycan and left the ring. Sting scored the pin and won the match.
|1D||Último Dragón defeated Shiryu (with Sonny Onoo)||Singles match||N/A|
|2||Booker T defeated Rick Martel (c)||Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship||10:23|
|3||Booker T (c) defeated Perry Saturn||Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship||14:23|
|4||Disco Inferno defeated La Parka||Singles match||11:41|
|5||Goldberg defeated Brad Armstrong||Singles match||02:23|
|6||Chris Jericho (c) defeated Juventud Guerrera by submission||Title vs. Mask match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship||13:29|
|7||The British Bulldog defeated Steve McMichael||Singles match||06:10|
|8||Diamond Dallas Page (c) defeated Chris Benoit||Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship||15:46|
|9||Lex Luger defeated Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) by submission||No Disqualification match||07:26|
|10||The Outsiders (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall) (with Dusty Rhodes) defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) (c) (with Ted DiBiase)||Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship||04:16|
|11||Sting defeated Hollywood Hogan||Singles match for the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship||16:33|