Blitzkrieg, Juventud Guerrera & Psychosis vs. El Dandy, Hector Garza & Super Calo
February 15, 1999
WCW Monday NITRO #179

Reviewed by Andrew Sinclair (VOW Author Page / @AMSinclair97)

Reviewed by Warren Hayes (VOW Author Page / Host of The Mr. Warren Hayes Show – YouTubeAppleSpotify)

The VOW Secret Santa is always one of the most enjoyable projects we do on the site and I always love being involved.

Coming into this year’s iteration, I had no particular preference for what I got but I just wanted good, simple professional wrestling. Most of the output of major promotions hasn’t been good recently, so I would have been happy with professional wrestlers professionally wrestling each other. Thankfully, my Santa obliged and gave me this fun, entertaining WCW six-man tag.

I’ve never made it as far as 1999 in my previous WCW rewatches, so this match was very much a case of me breaking new ground.

I was a little concerned at the start, with the Tampa crowd chanting “boring, boring” in the opening exchanges and Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay and Larry Zbyszko on commentary seeming more preoccupied by a match later in the show involving Bret Hart and Will Sasso.

Both the commentators and the crowd had turned around by the end though as these six guys made the most of the near 18 minutes they got and delivered a lot of good action.

El Dandy was the star here, just an absolute heat magnet, but I was very intrigued by Blitzkrieg. I didn’t recognise the name, so I did a bit of digging and I realised why – this match was just the 10th of their career, and only their second televised one in WCW. The man actually known as Jeremiah Ross would ultimately retire from wrestling later in 1999. Blitzkrieg was a bit rough around the edges, a bit green, but showed some great dynamism too.

There were a few clunky spots here, including the finish, but on the whole I had a great time watching this. It was simple, effective professional wrestling, a nice little *** match, and the sort of thing I think we’d all benefit from more of in 2024.

If I were to guess my Santa, I’d lean towards one of those good boys over at the Days of Thunder podcast – Dave Ryan or Lee Malone.