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[1998-07-20-WCW-Nitro] Buff Bagwell and Rick Steiner


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Rick challenges Scott to step in the ring in August. Steiner vs Steiner in 1998 is too little, too late to mean anything. Bagwell is pushed out sans Judy to confront Rick. Rick immediately offers his support and apologizes, saying he was out to win the match, not paralyze him. Bagwell says this has changed his life, but he forgives him. Scott runs out from behind and acts Rick with the chair and Buff feigns stopping him, then hits him with the chair himself and reveals an NWO shirt. Well there goes what could have been something. It's Bagwell, so I'm saying it would have made him a superstar necessarily, but it might have.

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Just a monumentally dumb direction to go, after an angle the previous week that legitimately had people buzzing. This is at least our second phony babyface turn that ends with Rick getting attacked, and this stupidity wouldn't stop WCW from trying to repeat this over and over and OVER. The Steiner vs. Steiner issue, which may have been a big deal once upon a time, is pretty much dead by this point. Injuries derailed the turn as soon as it happened, and I'm not sure if fans really wanted to see this match even in 1993-94.

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