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[1996-05-13-WCW-Nitro] Lex Luger vs The Giant


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The last few minutes. Giant chokeslams Luger through Ric Flair's VIP table. For whatever reason, these two had really good chemistry in the ring. Flair, Woman and Liz freak out over it. The announcers are in a hush and play up that Luger has proven himself as a standup guy, which spells the end of the whole face/heel at the same time thing Luger had been doing for severa months. Luger has to be helped up. Cool to see a table spot actually sold.

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Hey remember when being put through a table was a BIG SPOT that was sold as lethal ? Luger did a good job with Giant here, much better than Flair or Hogan ever did. I love Flair's VIP table, the whole build toward the Horsemen vs the football players was terrific. They did a really good job building up the Giant in a realistic way now that Hogan was away.

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We come in with Luger throwing everything at the Giant trying to knock him off the ring apron, in a cool-building spot. Giant says "fuck this" after getting knocked off and drags Luger to Flair's VIP table and chokeslams him through it. Sting saves, but it's too late--Luger and the announcers all sell this big, as Lex's babyface turn is cemented.

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Watched this in full on the network and It was a ton of fun. Luger being dominated puts over the Giant as menacing. The spot to build to him getting knocked off the apron was well done. The table bump looked nasty with Luger's head bouncing off of it and him selling it like death. Flair running scared and Sting helping his friend provides a lot of good layered storytelling going on right now with Giant looking like a monster. I think the first half of WCW in 96 is better than it usually gets credit for so far besides the Hogan/DOD stuff.

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