For you wrestling fans out there, maybe the VHS box art will refresh your memory even more of one of the coolest wrestling pay-per-views from back when I was a young street tough…. HALLOWEEN HAVOC!
To be honest, I’m not too familiar with the inaugural edition of the show. I wasn’t really into wrestling until 1990 and before that I pretty much only knew about the WWF’s cast of cartoon wrestlers. I didn’t see this until a couple of years later.
Lex Luger vs. Brian Pillman – Fantastic match with Luger defending the United States title against Pillman. This was one of those matches that really made you think Luger had “it”. He didn’t, of course, it was his opponents that usually did.
Ric Flair & Sting vs. The Great Muta & Terry Funk – Ah, the Thunderdome Match. A fun, goofy gimmick match to cap off Halloween Havoc.
I have a lot of fond memories of this pay-per-view because I was so into the hype for it at the time. How could our superhero world champion Sting possibly overcome the odds against the unstoppable monster Sid Vicious?
The Steiner Brothers vs. The Nasty Boys – United States tag team title match. Yes, the Steiners were so good they got a great non-brawling match out of the sloppy Nasty Boys. I think the Hart Foundation is the only other team to do so. Pretty much the swan song for the Nasties in WCW, they shortly popped up in WWF.
Doom vs. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson – World tag titles. I can’t remember the details, but I was really into this Doom/Four Horsemen feud. I thought it was really cool to see heel vs. heel, or as I would have called it then — “rulebreaker vs. rulebreaker”.
Lex Luger vs. Stan Hansen – I HATED Stan Hansen, he was such a disgusting looking and acting man, surely the company’s #2 superhero “good guy” come overcome him? Nope. Shockingly, Hansen won the U.S. title from Luger, and shockingly, he did it convincingly. I was DISTRAUGHT over this one.
Sting vs. Sid Vicious – World title. Sting *almost* lost. The Four Horsemen concocted a plan to switch Horsemen member Barry Windham with Sting during the middle of the match and have him let Vicious pin him. The real Sting was able to make his way to the ring though and ended up beating Vicious. Kinda silly looking back, but at the time, I ate it up.