Apologies for the intro being so late, had a bad day at work today, so just trying to relax and unwind for a bit. But tonight I’m taking a look at the January 5th, 1998 episode of Nitro, and it was a solid episode to start out the new year of 1998. We do eventually figure out the outcome of the past Nitro, as it will be shown on Thunder later this week. The main event was Luger/Savage, but we do get some interesting developments within the NWO, as Savage just up and decks Bischoff as he makes his way down to the ring. But really aside from those two big things, really not a lot happened.
Diamond Dallas Page vs. Chris Jericho:
Goldberg vs. Stevie Ray:
Basic Goldberg match.
John Nord vs. Barbarian:
Juventud Guerrera vs. Psicosis:
Rick Martel vs. Brad Armstrong:
I’m really not sure why Rick Martel was in WCW in 1998.
Steiner Brothers and Ray Traylor vs. Konnan, Scott Norton, and Buff Bagwell:
Booker T vs. Prince Iaukea for the WCW World Television Championship:
The Flock vs. Chris Benoit and Steve McMichael:
Decent match that advances the Raven/Benoit feud.
Lex Luger vs. Randy Savage:
Was expecting this to be a lot worse. The post show angle was interesting, however.
It wasn’t a bad Nitro by any means, but it was also a Nitro that wasn’t too terribly interesting, and Raw was probably the better overall show of that week.
On to the Nightly.