The Many
Faces of Mutoh
Great Muta and Sting vs. Vader and Masahiro Chono
on December 29th, 1992

Event: WCW House Show
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Announced Attendance: Unknown

Chono and Muta start things off. Tie-up, but they break cleanly. Tie-up again, waistlock by Muta into a wristlock, but Chono reverses it. Muta reverses it back, drop toehold by Chono and he applies a reverse chinlock. Back up, Chono tosses Muta to the mat, Muta gets to his feet and they go into a Test of Strength. Kick to the stomach by Chono and he flips Muta to the mat. Back up, wristlock by Muta and he kicks Chono in the stomach. Muta kicks Chono again and tags in Sting, tie-up, side headlock by Chono but Sting drives him back into the corner. Sting tags in Muta as Chono tags in Vader. Vader grabs Muta and punches him in the head. Lariat by Vader and he clubs Muta in the corner. Headbutt by Vader, he goes for a vertical suplex but Muta slides down his back and delivers a back kick. Dropkick by Muta and he tags in Sting. Muta delivers another dropkick, then Sting clotheslines Vader out of the ring. Chono comes in the ring, but both Sting and Muta send him to the mat with a double face crusher. Vader returns to the ring after a moment, Sting charges him but Vader knocks him back. Irish whip by Vader and he delivers a lariat. Vader tags in Chono, Chono picks up Sting and hits an atomic drop. Chono works over Sting's leg for a bit before tagging in Vader. Vader goes for the Scorpion Deathlock but Muta runs in the ring and kicks Vader back. Vader hits a running splash onto Sting, Irish whip to the corner and Vader hits the Vader Crush. Vader picks up Sting, Irish whip by Vader, Sting goes for a sunset flip, Vader blocks it but Sting moves when Vader tries to sit on him. Sting tags in Muta, dropkick by Muta and he hits the Space Rolling Elbow. Muta goes off the ropes but Vader catches him with the Vader Attack. Vader picks up Muta and tags in Chono. Punches by Chono, he picks up Muta and throws him out of the ring. Chono goes outside the ring as well and punches him around the floor before sliding Muta back in the ring. Chono picks up Muta in the ring and hits a snap vertical suplex. Cover, but Muta kicks out. Chono picks up Muta, snapmare, Chono goes up to the top turnbuckle and hits a diving shoulderblock. Chono picks up Muta and tags in Vader. Vertical suplex by Vader and he hits the running splash for a two count cover. Vader applies a reverse chinlock and he tags in Chono. Stomps by Chono to Muta and he hits a scoop slam. Chono goes up to the top turnbuckle but Muta recovers and joins him. Superplex by Muta, and he makes the hot tag to Sting. Dropkick by Sting to Chono and then to Vader, Irish whip by Sting to the corner and he hits the Stinger Splash onto Chono. Sting applies the Scorpion Deathlock by Vader quickly breaks it up. Muta dropkicks Vader out of the ring while Chono goes up to the top turnbuckle, he goes for a diving crossbody onto Sting but Sting rolls through it and picks up the three count! Your winners: Great Muta and Sting

Match Thoughts: A fun house show match, I dunno if the live crowd at the time realized how special of a match they were watching. Sting and Muta have teamed a few times over the years but add Vader into the mix and its a rare combination of some of the most popular wrestlers of the 90s. Course Chono was only out of place because he wasn't well known in America, hopefully the crowd had watched Starrcade the day before so he wasn't completely unknown. Anyway, the crowd was really into it and the wrestlers all worked well together. They worked a few fun spots (like Vader going for the Scorpion Deathlock) and there were some big spots (such as the superplex) that kept things exciting. I wouldn't go as far as calling it a "lost classic" but it was definitely entertaining and I thank the random person that decided to film this match. Score: 7.0

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