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January 13, 1997 Monday Nitro results

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The January 13, 1997 Edition of WCW Monday Nitro was held in the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
  • Prior to the contest, Gene Okerlund conducted an interview in the aisle with Duggan in which he discussed his standing up against the nWo and called out Sting for not siding with either WCW or the nWo
  • The match was said to be a stand-by match, subbing for Duggan vs. Calo
  • During the bout, The Giant was shown again barging into the nWo dressing room, claiming Hogan gave him his word he would defend the title at Souled Out.
  • Moments later, after security again pulled the Giant out of the room, Hogan and Eric Bischoff made fun of the Giant for thinking he had a match without first having a contract
  • Eric Bischoff & Ted Dibiase did guest commentary for the match, with both claiming DDP was now a part of the nWo.
  • after the contest, WCW Tag Team Champions Scott Hall & Kevin Nash came out and handed Page an nWo t-shirt.
  • after putting on the shirt, Page dropped Hall with the Diamond Cutter and caused Nash to fall over the top to the floor before then celebrating in the crowd
  • Dean Malenko pinned WCW US Champion Eddie Guerrero in a non-title match at around the 12:15 mark with a powerbomb as Guerrero stood on the middle turnbuckle, distracted by Syxx who appeared on a ladder in the crowd mid-way through the match.
  • Prior to the bout, Schiavone & Zbyzsko returned to the commentary table.
  • During the ring entrances, Schiavone announced the WCW Executive Committee was on their way to the arena, from the NAPTE Convention, to make a ruling in the Hogan vs. Giant match.
  • During the contest, Schiavone said what Roddy Piper said following the attack by the nWo weeks earlier was Gaelic.
  • Moments later, it was announced the committee had ruled not only would Hogan face the Giant at Souled Out but the two would also wrestle later in the show.
  • The finish was not show due to a technical glitch in the final seconds of the bout
  • During the bout, it was announced a 6-man lucha libre match would take place at the Clash of the Champions
  • Prior to the bout, Kevin Sullivan cut a promo in front of a chess set in which he said he was going to take "the (chess) board" back the following week in Chicago, then slapped the chess pieces off the boat.
  • During the match, it was announced the match later in the show between the Giant and Hogan would be a non-title match because you have to give the champion 48 hours notice before a title match.
  • Mid-way through the contest, McMichael, Debra, and Arn Anderson appeared ringside.
  • After the contest, Michael and Anderson were upset over the loss while Debra was happy.
  • Moments later, Gene Okerlund conducted an interview in the aisle with Benoit, Woman, Anderson, McMichael, and Debra in which Benoit claimed McMichael "fumbled the ball" and then said he didn't care if Debra badmouthed him or the Horsemen but badmouthing Woman would get her in trouble.
  • McMichael then apologized for his actions, with Benoit then asking Anderson where Ric Flair was.
  • Anderson then said Flair wanted them to work it out on their own, with Benoit telling McMichael to shape up.
  • Moments later, Anderson stepped between Benoit and McMichael before McMichael and Debra went backstage.
  • Benoit and Woman then left after Benoit said he had pulled his weight and expected the rest of the group to do the same
  • During the match, it was announced Riggs would face Bagwell at Souled Out
  • After the bout, The Giant appeared in the entranceway, with he and Luger circling one another before Luger went backstage and the Giant went out to the ring.
  • Moments later, Okerlund conducted an in-ring interview with the Giant regarding his match later in the show against Hogan.
  • During the bout, it was announced TNT would air the remainder of the Hogan vs. Giant match during the commercial breaks of "The New Adventures of Robin Hood" immediately after Nitro goes off the air.
  • Anderson motioned to the dressing room for the other Horsemen to come out with the commentary team saying there was a shouting match backstage involving the Horsemen.
  • After the bout, Okerlund conducted an in-ring interview with the Steiners regarding their title shot against Hall & Nash at Souled Out (Scott's first appearance after a 5-month absence)
  • The Giant defeated WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Ted Dibiase) via disqualification in a non-title match when the nWo interfered as the Giant set Hogan up for the chokeslam, with the Giant easily clearing the ring.
  • Only the opening minute aired during Nitro, with the remainder of the match being shown, on tape delay, during the first two commercial breaks of the premiere episode of "The New Adventures of Robin Hood"

Other Segments

  • Featured an opening backstage segment in which The Giant stormed into the nWo dressing room, in an attempt to get at WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan, until he was forced out of the room by police and nWo members.
  • During the segment, the Giant yelled "Coward" at Hogan after learning Hogan wasn't going to face him as scheduled at Souled Out
  • Included the announcement that Arn Anderson would face The Barbarian, Lex Luger would face Scott Norton, and WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal would be in action on WCW Saturday night.
  • Featured the announcement that the WCW Executive Committee, in town for the NAPTE Convention, would make a ruling on the claim Hogan would not face the Giant at Souled Out.


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