Promotional poster featuring Hugh Morrus
|Promotion||World Championship Wrestling|
|Date||May 17, 1998|
|Tagline(s)||The Strong Survive. The Ruthless Win.|
Slamboree (1998) was the sixth Slamboree professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). It took place on May 17, 1998 from The Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts and featured a double main event.
The event featured professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Professional wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.
|Ring announcer||David Penzer|
The winner of the Cruiserweight battle royal received an immediate WCW Cruiserweight Championship opportunity against champion Chris Jericho. Ciclope and Juventud Guerrera were the last two competitors in the match; the two wrestlers shook hands and Guerrera climbed out over the top rope to give "Ciclope" the victory. Ciclope then unmasked, revealing himself as Dean Malenko. Malenko would later be stripped of the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship two weeks later on Nitro for his actions in the battle royal. Goldberg was originally supposed to wrestle a gauntlet match against each member of The Flock, where if Goldberg lost to any of the Flock members, Raven would regain the United States Championship Goldberg had taken from him. However, that stipulation was changed on the night of the show. Eric Bischoff had made a challenge on the episode of WCW Monday Nitro six days before Slamboree for Vince McMahon to show up and wrestle him. McMahon did not show up and Bischoff ordered the referee to start the match and count to ten, then was awarded the win by countout.
Originally Bret Hart forced Randy Savage to submit with the Sharpshooter, but the following night on Nitro, special guest referee Roddy Piper changed his decision and declared Savage as the winner by disqualification. In the main event, Sting and The Giant defeated The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash) to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship when The Giant pinned Nash after Hall hit Nash with one of the WCW World Tag Team Championship belts. After the match, Hall, Dusty Rhodes and The Giant celebrated as Hall and Rhodes then joined nWo Hollywood. When the match was signed, both Sting and Giant were representatives of WCW. However, Giant joined nWo Hollywood shortly before Slamboree. As a result of Giant's defection, Sting no longer desired to be his partner. This led to a singles match at The Great American Bash the next month with control of the titles at stake.
|1||Fit Finlay (c) defeated Chris Benoit||Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship||14:52|
|2||Lex Luger defeated Brian Adams (with Vincent) by submission||Singles match||05:05|
|3||Dean Malenko (disguised as Ciclope) won by last eliminating Juventud Guerrera[Note 1]||Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender to the WCW Cruiserweight Championship||08:27|
|4||Dean Malenko defeated Chris Jericho (c) by submission||Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship||07:02|
|5||Diamond Dallas Page defeated Raven||Bowery Death match||14:35|
|6||Eddy Guerrero (with Chavo Guerrero Jr.) defeated Último Dragón||Singles match||11:09|
|7||Goldberg (c) defeated Saturn||Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship||07:01|
|8||Randy Savage defeated Bret Hart via disqualification.||Singles match with Roddy Piper as special guest referee||16:38|
|9||Sting and The Giant defeated The Outsiders (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall) (c) (with Dusty Rhodes)||Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship||14:46|