Souled Out '98

January 25, 1998

The Hart Foundation (Jim Neidhart and Davey Boy Smith) defeated Vicious & Delicious (Buff Bagwell and Scott Norton)
when Smith pinned Norton with the Running Powerslam in 0:13:55.
Rating: -* 1/2

Vincent was at ringside for the match, as he often is for Bagwell and Norton matches. But he wasn't much help and his one. Neidhart got knocked out of the ring at one point and Vincent tried to sneak up on him. He wasn't successful and Anvil powerslammed him into the ringpost to get rid of him.

Harlem Heat (Stevie Ray and Booker T) defeated Vandenberg's Army (Mortis and Wrath) when Booker pinned Mortis after a forearm smash in 0:10:24.
Rating: * 1/4
[Glacier interfered against Stevie Ray.]

Glacier nailed Stevie with the Cryonic Kick while Vandenberg was distracting the ref, but the kick sent him into Harlem Heat's corner allowing Booker to tag himself in and clean house on everyone. After the match, Glacier tried to attack again after the match, but Booker ducked the Cryonic Kick and Glacier hit James Vandeberg instead! Glacier is apologetic, but Mortis and Wrath don't care and pummel him mercilously.

Juventud Guerrera pinned Eddie Guerrero with the Juvy Driver in 0:11:11.
Rating: *** 3/4
(Juventud Guerrera won the WCW Cruiserweight Title.)

[Raven's Rules]: No-Countout-No-DQ-Triangle Match
Alex Wright defeated Chris Benoit and Raven when Wright defeated Benoit via pinfall in 0:17:20.
Rating: ****
(Alex Wright won the WCW TV Title.)
[Lodi and Sick Boy interfered against Alex Wright.]
[Kidman and Riggs interfered against Chris Benoit.]

Raven made it clear before the match: Raven's Rules means there are no rules. Wright sent Debra back to the locker room for her own safety. There was plenty of interference by The Flock. Dean Malenko came out to try to stop The Flock's intereference only to be attacked by a large man who came out of the crowd and laid him out with a double-handed choke slam. The finish saw Raven hit a double Evenflow DDT on Benoit and Wright on exposed concrete floor. Raven then put Wright on top of Benoit and let the referee count the pinfall! Afterwards, Raven raised his arms in victory and lead The Flock away through the crowd, accompanied by the mysterious big man.

The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) defeated The Faces of Fear (Meng and The Barbarian)
when S. Steiner made Barbarian submit to the Steiner Recliner in 0:12:22.
Rating: -1/4*
(The Steiner Brothers retained the WCW World Tag Team Titles.)

Diamond Dallas Page pinned Masahiro Chono with the Diamond Cutter in 0:11:15.
Rating: ** 1/2
(Diamond Dallas Page retained the WCW United States Title.)

Randy Savage pinned The Giant with the Macho Elbow in 0:10:29.
Rating: ** 1/4

Ric Flair and Curt Hennig battled to a double countout in 0:22:14.
Rating: ** 3/4
[Rick Rude interfered against Ric Flair.]

This was a nasty brawl that finally ended with both men fighting outside the ring paying no attention to the 10 count. This one isn't over.

Sting pinned Kevin Nash with the Scorpion Death Drop in 0:10:50.
Rating: -* 1/4
(Sting retained the WCW World Heavyweight Title.)

Bret Hart pinned Hollywood Hogan after a Victory Roll in 0:20:16.
Rating: * 1/4
[The Disciple interfered against Bret Hart.]

Hogan got into a argument with the ref, allowing The Disciple to run in and go kick-wham-stunner on Hart. But when Hogan went for the pin, Hart kicked out! Hogan is frustrated and signals for Disciple to get a chair. But out the crowd it's Sting! Sting blocks a chair shot with his bat then clocks Disciple. Hogan flips out as Sting points the bat at him. Bret sneaks up with a Victory Roll for the win! As the referee raises Bret's hand in victory, Sting salutes him with the bat then leaves through the crowd.