World Championship Wrestling Substitutions
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This is a list of substitutions that the WCW has made on their main events,
and the reasons they have given for them.
The page was initiated by
<HardCoreJRH@aol.com>, inspired by the similar WWF page.
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Wrestle War 1991-
Larry Zybysko substituted for Arn Anderson in the War Games match.
- Superbrawl I-
Black Blood subbed for Larry Zybisko.
Halloween Havoc 1991-
There was much confusion in the Chamber of Horrors
match. Vinnie Vegas (Kevin Nash) was supposed to be on the heel's team, but
for some reason was taken out. Not sure which man was his replacement. El
Gigante substituted for Barry Windham who had his arm broken by the Enforcers
in the parking lot earlier in the night.
Nightstalker (Bryan Clarke) substituted for Diamond Studd
(Scott Hall) who was injured.
Halloween Havoc '92-
Stunning Steve Austin substituted for Terry Gordy,
who was fired from WCW, and teamed with Dr. Death Steve Williams.
Rick Rude had 2 matches for the night, so he gave his US Title defense
against Nikita Koloff to Big Van Vader. Rude's other match was a challenge
for the NWA World Title against Masa Chono.
Just a quick note here. It stated on the PPV that 2
Cold Scorpio pinned Chris Benoit with 1 second left on the time limit. It was
a 20 minute limit, but my brother timed the match when we watched this
several years back and the match came about 3 minutes short.
Fall Brawl 1993-
Shockmaster substituted for Road Warrior Hawk in the War
Games match. Animal was still the team's manager, but no one wonders what
happened to Hawk.
- Starrcade 1993-
Vader's original opponent was Sid Vicious who was fired over the Arn
Anderson stabbing incident.
Fall Brawl 1994-
Col. Robert Parker was put in Meng's spot by Commissioner
Nick Bockwinkel so he could battle Dusty Rhodes.
Clash of the Champions XXXII-
(January 1996)- Just a funny note here. My
brother and I watched the telecast and during the Pillman/Guerrero match, the
insane Pillman goes to the floor and runs behind Bobby Heenan and begins to
hold on to him in a peculiar way in which Heenan yells out "What the Fuck are
you doing?!" on live TV. Heenan walked his fear off for a few minutes,
returned to the booth, and apologized.
An Elvis impersonator (Believed to be independent wrestler Italian Stallion)
substituted for Disco Inferno whom was at Col. Robert Parker's wedding. The
impersonator was beaten down by Kevin Sullivan.
Booker T substituted for Lex Luger in Sting's Tag Team
Title defense against The Road Warriors.
Spring Stampede 1997-
The Outsiders were supposed to defend their Tag Team
Titles against the Steiner Brothers, but Scott Hall was AWOL and Scott
Steiner was detained by authorities earlier in the broadcast (A work). It
turned into Kevin Nash vs. Rick Steiner for the Tag Straps.
World War III 1997-
Steve McMichael was supposed to face his rival
Goldberg, but "Mongo" attacked him earlier in the night and was issued Alex
Wright as a replacement.
I remember another substitution that you don't have listed from WCW Starrcade
1997. Jeff Jarrett was originally supposed to be Steve McMichael's opponent,
but Jarrett's contract expired and he jumped to the WWF. Jarrett was replaced
by Bill Goldberg in that match.
Bash at the Beach 1998-
The match between Goldberg and Curt Hennig was not
originally a World Title Match until Goldberg def. Hollywood Hogan on Nitro 6
Eddy Guerrero's match with Kidman was impromptu because he
chastised Juventud Guerrera and Rey Misterio Jr for not being able to put
Kidman away in a 3 Way. Eddy then said he could do it and lost.
Fall Brawl 1999-
Buff Bagwell no-showed for his match with Berlyn. Jim
Duggan was his replacement.
Jeff Jarrett substituted for Scott Hall, who had a knee
injury, in the ladder match with Chris Benoit
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Souled Out 2000-
In what is widely considered the worst PPV of all time,
the following changes occurred:
- The Triple Threat Theater match was modified. It was to have been Benoit vs.
Jarrett 3 times, but Jarrett was injured and Benoit was reassigned. Kidman
beat Malenko in a Dungeon match, Kidman beat Saturn in a Bunkhouse match, and
then Kidman lost to the Wall in a cage match.
- The World Title Match was to have been Bret Hart vs. Sid Vicious, but Bret
suffered a concussion and was removed. Chris Benoit was put in to determine
the new champ. Benoit won and quit the next day along with Dean Malenko,
Perry Saturn, Eddy Guerrero, and Shane Douglas (who would end up staying in
- Slamboree 2000-
Hugh Morrus subbed for Booker T.