WCW Monday Nitro
December 15, 1997

The announcers tell us we're live from Charlotte, North Carolina which is the home of some famous wrestler who has been out of action since Fall Brawl when Curt Hennig slammed the cage door repeatedly on his head. And indeed instead of an nWo opening interview, we have Gene Okerlund in the middle of the ring and he introduces Charlotte's own...Arn Anderson. Arn works the crowd and promises that Hennig is going to pay for what he did at the end of the War Games match. And then he introduces...Ric Flair! The hometown crowd goes crazy as Flair comes out and struts and gives some "Whooo!" Flair finally gets a mic and says it took some time for his body to heal, but he's back and ready for payback. He wants Hennig tonight! And then he calls out Rowdy Roddy Piper. Piper welcomes Flair back. Flair has heard Piper needs a tag partner at Starrcade to take on the Outsiders and Flair agrees to be that partner.

Juventud Guerrera, Lizmark Jr. and Super Calo defeated Psychosis, La Parka and Silver King
when Lizmark Jr. pinned Psychosis after a Northern Lights suplex in 0:14:18.
Rating: ** 3/4

Bill Goldberg pinned Disco Inferno with the Jackhammer in 0:03:40.
Rating: ***

Goldberg goes to 15-0. And after pinning Disco he gets close to a camera and announces "Hey Mongo: at Starrcade, YOU'RE NEXT!"

Chris Jericho is throwing a tantrum in the back and trashing a room. Eddie Guerrero walks in with his Cruiserweight Title. Guerrero knows the solution to Jericho's problems: Cheat To Win.

Eddie Guerrero and Chris Jericho defeated Dean Malenko and Prince Iaukea when Jericho pinned Iaukea after the Lionsault in 0:10:19.
Rating: ***

Jericho snaps his losing streak thanks to Guerrero's advice.

Chris Benoit is out for a match with Raven, but you can guess how that goes.

Chris Benoit made Hammer submit to the Crippler Crossface in 0:11:08.
Rating: *

The Flock kept distracting Benoit, causing the match to drag on. Hammer appears to have have hurt his neck during the match. The Flock circles Benoit who cautiously makes his way back to the locker room, expecting an attack that never comes.

The nWo (Buff Bagwell, Konnan and Randy Savage) defeated Lex Luger, Scott Steiner and Ray Traylor
when Konnan made Traylor submit to the Tequila Sunrise in 0:11:02.
Rating: * 1/2

Harlem Heat (Stevie Ray and Booker T) defeated Los Villanos (Villano IV and Villano V)
when Stevie pinned Villano IV with the Slapjack in 0:13:30.
Rating: ** 3/4

After the match, James Vandenberg comes out and sends Mortis and Wrath to attack Harlem Heat. Booker and Stevie take a serious beating before Vandenberg calls off the troops. Booker has to help Stevie to the back due to an apparent knee injury.

Curt Hennig defeated Ric Flair by countout in 0:04:01.
Rating: *
[Scott Hall and Kevin Nash interfered against Ric Flair.]

Rick Rude distracted the referee allowing The Outsiders to come down and powerbomb Flair outside the ring. Arn Anderson tries to stop them but gets pummelled as well. Rick Rude leaves the referee alone to count out Flair. Piper tries to make the save but gets ambushed by Syxx. DDP is next and he gives Syxx a Diamond Cutter, but then numbers take their toll. Hogan comes out as well but then the lights go out. When they come on again, Sting is standing on top of the big metal WCW logo. He points his bat at Hogan as the show goes off the air.