Spring Stampede

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Spring Stampede was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Championship Wrestling (WCW) held in the month of April in 1994 and then from 1997 to 2000. As it was called Spring Stampede, the event was usually Cowboy/Wild West themed. Since 2001, WWE owns the rights to the Spring Stampede event. In 2015, All WCW pay-per-views were made available on the WWE Network.

1994[edit]

Spring Stampede 1994
Tagline(s)

An Event So Wild, No Ordinary Ring Could Hold It!

Locked Horns...Bullish Tempers...Let The Stampede Begin!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date April 17, 1994
Attendance 12,200
Venue Rosemont Horizon
City Chicago, Illinois
Pay-per-view chronology
SuperBrawl IV Spring Stampede 1994 Slamboree 1994

Spring Stampede 1994 took place on April 17, 1994 from the Rosemont Horizon in Chicago, Illinois.

After Vader defeated The Boss, Nick Bockwinkel announced that The Boss could no longer use the name the Boss, in reality The WWF threaten to sue WCW because The Boss character was too similar to the Big Bossman character he played in the WWF. WCW World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair fought Ricky Steamboat to a double-pin. WCW Commissioner Bockwinkel originally awarded the belt back to Flair, but title was later held up pending a rematch on WCW Saturday Night.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1D Danny Bonaduce defeated Christopher Knight Singles match N/A
2D Pat Tanaka and Haito defeated Kevin Sullivan and Dave Sullivan Tag team match N/A
3 Johnny B. Badd defeated Diamond Dallas Page (with The Diamond Doll) Singles match 05:55
4 Lord Steven Regal (c) (with Sir William) fought Brian Pillman to a time-limit draw Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 15:00
5 The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) defeated Cactus Jack and Maxx Payne Chicago Street Fight 08:54
6 Steve Austin (c) (with Col. Robert Parker) defeated The Great Muta by disqualification Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 16:20
7 Sting defeated Rick Rude (c) Singles match for the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship 12:50
8 Bunkhouse Buck (with Col. Robert Parker) defeated Dustin Rhodes Bunkhouse match 14:11
9 Vader (with Harley Race) defeated The Boss Singles match 09:02
10 Ric Flair (c) fought Ricky Steamboat to a double pin Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 32:19
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

1997[edit]

Spring Stampede 1997
Tagline(s) These Men Do Solemnly Swear... to Kick, Fight, Punch, Stomp, and Flatten anybody who gets in their way!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date April 6, 1997
Attendance 8,356
Venue Tupelo Coliseum
City Tupelo, Mississippi
Pay-per-view chronology
Uncensored 1997 Spring Stampede 1997 Slamboree 1997

Spring Stampede 1997 took place on April 6, 1997 from the Tupelo Coliseum in Tupelo, Mississippi. One of the matches scheduled for the show was The Outsiders vs. The Steiner Brothers, but Scott Hall no-showed the event and Scott Steiner got "arrested" earlier in the evening to turn it into a singles match. During the main event nWo referee Nick Patrick counted the pin, which caused him to be attacked by Kevin Nash. After the match Savage tried to attack Kimberly, then attacked Eric Bischoff after he was convinced to let her go.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Rey Misterio Jr. defeated Último Dragón Singles match 14:55
2 Akira Hokuto (c) defeated Madusa Singles match for the WCW Women's Championship 05:13
3 Prince Iaukea (c) defeated Lord Steven Regal Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 10:01
4 The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge) defeated Steve McMichael and Jeff Jarrett (with Debra) Tag team match 10:42
5 Dean Malenko (c) fought Chris Benoit (with Woman) to a no contest Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 17:53
6 Kevin Nash (c) (with Syxx and Ted DiBiase) defeated Rick Steiner Singles match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 10:20
7 Lex Luger defeated The Giant, Booker T and Stevie Ray Four Corners match 18:18
8 Diamond Dallas Page (with Kimberly Page) defeated Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) No Disqualification match 15:38
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1998[edit]

Spring Stampede 1998
Tagline(s) The Biggest. The Baddest. No Bull.
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date April 19, 1998
Attendance 7,428
Venue Denver Coliseum
City Denver, Colorado
Pay-per-view chronology
Uncensored 1998 Spring Stampede 1998 Slamboree 1998

Spring Stampede 1998 took place on April 19, 1998 from the Denver Coliseum in Denver, Colorado. During the match between Curt Hennig and The British Bulldog, Hennig's corner man Rick Rude was handcuffed to Jim Neidhart to prevent him from interfering. During the match itself Vincent, disguised as a police officer, gave Rude the handcuff keys. Rude then unlocked himself and cuffed Neidhart to the ring. After the Baseball Bat on a Pole match Hollywood Hogan used the bat to attack his own tag team partner, Kevin Nash. After the main event a furious Hogan and The Disciple attacked Savage and Nash, only stopping after Scott Norton stepped in.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Goldberg defeated Saturn (with Kidman) Singles match to determine the #1 contender for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 08:10
2 Último Dragón defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. (with Eddie Guerrero) Singles match 11:49
3 Booker T (c) defeated Chris Benoit Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 14:11
4 Curt Hennig (with Rick Rude) defeated The British Bulldog (with Jim Neidhart) Singles match 04:48
5 Chris Jericho (c) defeated Prince Iaukea Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 09:55
6 Rick Steiner and Lex Luger defeated Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell Tag team match 05:58
7 Psychosis defeated La Parka Singles match 06:59
8 Hollywood Hogan and Kevin Nash defeated Roddy Piper and The Giant Baseball Bat on a Pole match 13:23
9 Raven defeated Diamond Dallas Page (c) Raven's Rules match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 11:52
10 Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Sting (c) No Disqualification match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 10:08
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1999[edit]

Spring Stampede 1999
Tagline(s) The Good. The Bad. The Showdown. It's A Four Way Free For All With Flair's Belt On The Line!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date April 11, 1999
Attendance 17,690
Venue Tacoma Dome
City Tacoma, Washington
Pay-per-view chronology
Uncensored 1999 Spring Stampede 1999 Slamboree 1999

Spring Stampede 1999 took place on April 11, 1999 from the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Juventud Guerrera defeated Blitzkrieg Singles match to determine the #1 contender for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. 11:11
2 Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Hak (with Chastity) Hardcore match 11:33
3 Scotty Riggs defeated Mikey Whipwreck Singles match 07:03
4 Konnan defeated Disco Inferno Singles match 09:17
5 Rey Misterio, Jr. (c) defeated Billy Kidman Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 15:32
6 Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko (with Arn Anderson) defeated Raven and Perry Saturn Tag team match 14:11
7 Scott Steiner defeated Booker T Singles match for the vacant WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 15:37
8 Goldberg defeated Kevin Nash (with Lex Luger and Miss Elizabeth) Singles match 07:44
9 Diamond Dallas Page defeated Ric Flair (c), Hollywood Hogan and Sting Four Corners match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship with Randy Savage as special guest referee 17:27
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2000[edit]

Spring Stampede 2000
Tagline(s)

The New Blood and Millionaires' Club in a Savage Shoot-Out for Gold!

Stomp Of Approval
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date April 16, 2000
Attendance 12,556
Venue United Center
City Chicago, Illinois
Pay-per-view chronology
Uncensored 2000 Spring Stampede 2000 Slamboree 2000

Spring Stampede 2000 took place on April 16, 2000 from the United Center in Chicago. During the main event Diamond Dallas Page's wife Kimberly Page turned on her husband, allowing Jeff Jarrett to win the match and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Team Package (Ric Flair and The Total Package) (with Elizabeth) defeated The Harris Brothers (Ron and Don) and The Mamalukes (Johnny the Bull and Big Vito) (with Disco Inferno) WCW World Tag Team Championship semi-final handicap match 06:11
2 Mancow (with Al Roker Jr., Turd the Bartender, and Freak) defeated Jimmy Hart Singles match 02:48
3 Scott Steiner defeated The Wall by disqualification WCW United States Heavyweight Championship quarter final 03:53
4 Mike Awesome defeated Ernest Miller WCW United States Heavyweight Championship quarter final 04:00
5 Shane Douglas and Buff Bagwell defeated Harlem Heat 2000 (Stevie Ray and Big T) (with J. Biggs and Kash) WCW World Tag Team Championship semi final 02:41
6 Sting defeated Booker T WCW United States Heavyweight Championship quarter final 06:34
7 Vampiro defeated Billy Kidman (with Torrie Wilson) WCW United States Heavyweight Championship quarter final 08:28
8 Terry Funk defeated Norman Smiley Hardcore match for the vacant WCW Hardcore Championship 08:02
9 Scott Steiner defeated Mike Awesome WCW United States Heavyweight Championship semi-final 03:14
10 Sting defeated Vampiro WCW United States Heavyweight Championship semi-final 05:59
11 Chris Candido (with Tammy Lynn Sytch) defeated The Artist (with Paisley), Juventud Guerrera, Shannon Moore (with Shane Helms), Lash LeRoux and Crowbar (with Daffney) Six-Way match for the vacant WCW Cruiserweight Championship 05:12
12 Shane Douglas and Buff Bagwell (with Vince Russo) defeated Team Package (Ric Flair and The Total Package) (with Elizabeth) Finals for the vacant WCW World Tag Team Championship 08:29
13 Scott Steiner defeated Sting Finals for the vacant WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 05:33
14 Jeff Jarrett defeated Diamond Dallas Page (with Kimberly Page) Finals for the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship 15:02
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

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