WCW Worldwide – [Friday] Week 2 [March] [1995]

WCW Worldwide

These are the results from WCW Worldwide, being held by World Championship Wrestling.


Cruiserweight Match

El Oriental & Tigre Blanco vs. Super Liger & Kendo Kashin

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, Super Liger and Kendo Kashin defeated El Oriental and Tigre Blanco in 6:12 when Super Liger defeated Tigre Blanco by pinfall with a Liger Bomb.

Rating: 55 C-


Cruiserweight Division Vignette

The WCW Cruiserweight division offers fast paced adrenaline pumping show-stealing matches with high-risk maneuvers, amazing characters and stylish high flyers. WCW have some of the best athletes that implements various styles, as Lucha Libre, Japanese Junior Heavyweights, North American Cruiserweights and submission-based technicans.

Rating: 66 C+


Konnan vs. Mean Mike

In a decent match, “The Mexican Hulk Hogan” Konnan defeated rough and tumble brawler Mean Mike in 5:21 by pinfall with a Montezuma’s Revenge.

After the match we had Bunkhouse Buck run in and attack Konnan with the cowbell. Konnan then came out to the floor and brawled with Bunkhouse as WCW Security and other wrestlers tried to break up the fight.

Rating: 56 C-


Highlight Video on Frank Andersson

A highlight video is shown to promote Frank Andersson. Clips of Frank Andersson’s amateur Greco-Roman wrestling career. In 1977, 1979 and 1982 he won the Gold Medal in the 90 kg division. He also took the Silver Medal in 1978 and 1981, The pinnacle of his amateur wrestling career came in 1984 at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles where won a bronze medal in the 90 kg weight division.

Clips of Frank Andersson training with Brad Rheingans, and later training in the WCW Power Plant.

Clips of Frank Andersson wrestling for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Rating: 43 D


Frank Andersson vs. Dave Taylor

This was all about wrestling Takedowns, Suplexes and Leg Trips. In a technical bout, Swedish amateur wrestling legend and multiple World champion Frank Andersson defeated former amateur wrestler and catch wrestler Dave Taylor in 6:30 by submission with an Armbar.

Rating: 57 C-


Five Minute Challenge

Bobby Walker w/ Teddy Long vs. Craig Pittman

In a open match, “Hardwork” Bobby Walker drew with the angry and snarling Drill Sergeant Craig “Pittbull” Pittman in a Five Minute Challenge match in 5:00 when the time limit expired.

Rating: 54 C-


Post-Match Confrontation

Sgt. Craig Pittman and Bobby Walker are in the ring, and are squaring off, unhappy about the unsettled business. The argument turns physical, and they end up in a wild brawl, with the chaos spilling out all around ringside.

Eventually a number of officials and other wrestlers have to hit the ring and pull them apart before they kill each other.

Rating: 64 C


Highlight Video on The Great Muta

Clips of The Great Muta defeating Masahiro Chono in January 1993 for the NWA World Heavyweight title.

Clips of The Great Muta winning the WCW BattleBowl in December 1992.

Clips of The Great Muta defeating Riki Choshu in August 1992 for the IWGP Heavyweight title.

Clips of The Great Muta and Hiroshi Hase defeating Rick Steiner and Scott Norton in November 1991 for the IWGP Tag Team titles.

Clips of The Great Muta and Masahiro Chono defeating Shinya Hashimoto and Masa Saito in April 1990 for the IWGP Tag Team titles.

Clips of The Great Muta defeating Sting in September 1989 for the WCW World Television title.

Clips of The Great Muta and Shiro Koshinaka defeating Nobuhiko Takada and Akira Maeda in March 1987 for the IWGP Tag Team titles.

Rating: 91 A


Osamu Nishimura & Masato Yakushiji vs. The Great Muta & Hiroyoshi Tenzan

In a hard-hitting bout that had good wrestling, The Great Muta and Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Osamu Nishimura and Masato Yakushiji in 6:19 when The Great Muta defeated Masato Yakushiji by pinfall with a Shining Wizard.

Rating: 73 B-


Rating 66 C+

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Latest News from around the World

60,000 people were at the Tokyo Dome to watch the greatest collection of Wrestling Stars to ever appear on the same stage. Every promotion put their best match forward, trying to outdo the other promotions. The show was put together by Weekly Pro Wrestling magazine which gives all the promotions so much vital media coverage that they were afraid to not take part in the show for fear of offending the magazine. But other media outlets didn’t even cover the show because they see the Weekly Pro Wrestling magazine as competition. NJPW had Shinya Hashimoto defeating Masa Chono in the main event. While AJPW had Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi, & Stan Hansen in a 30-minute time limit draw with Akira Taue, Dan Spivey & John Tenta. As for the FMW, Great Nita pinned King Pogo in an “Explosive Barbed Wire” match.


Lawrence Taylor recently lost his job as a sports analyst on TNT and in an ESPN interview this week, he claims he was fired because he’s working Wrestlemania and TNT is owned by Ted Turner.


The Wrestlemania buyrate has come in and has fallen well short of even the lowest expectations. The show drew a legit 15,000 sellout due to the excellent hype around Lawrence Taylor. The buyrate is somewhere around 0.90 which considering all the mainstream publicity going into it, means Wrestlemania was a complete flop. They had been publicly hoping for at least a 2.0 and didn’t even come close. The Taylor hype helped the entire industry immensely, giving pro wrestling significant mainstream coverage that for once wasn’t focused on a scandal, but those ratings didn’t translate into buys. Some are blaming the higher PPV price that might be a sign that they’ve flooded the market with too many PPVs.


Davey Boy Smith and his wife Diana have responded to the criminal and civil cases brought against them by a man who claims Smith attacked him in a bar for dancing with his wife. Davey Boy claims the whole thing was made up and that there was no fight and Diana says she would never dance with drunken strangers at a bar.


Dusty Rhodes will be inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame at Slamboree in May. There is also talk of inducting Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, but with all the bad blood after leaving WCW for a multi-million dollar WWF contract, that is questionable.


WCW Uncensored did an estimated 0.96 buyrate and with the increase in price, this makes it the most financially successful PPV in WCW’s history. A lot of fans despise Hulk Hogan and his pals. They say he’s killing the company, but numbers don’t lie and the fact is, he’s bringing in more money to WCW than they’ve ever had before.


WWF allowed photographers to be at ringside for Wrestlemania, but then they ended up getting in Shawn Michaels’ way during his match with Razor Ramon, so the policy of allowing photographers at ringside is already over.


WWF aired a tribute video to Big John Studd on TV this week after his death.


Jim Cornette is taping a segment for the Jerry Springer Show this week.


Ricky Steamboat’s 7-year-old son Richie won the North Carolina state amateur wrestling championship for his age group and will participate in a national tournament later this month.


Morning Express (Akitoshi Saito & Kuniaki Kobayashi) began their first reign as IWGP World Tag Team champions, when they took the titles away from Tarzan Goto & Yoshiaki Yatsu.


Apparently there’s a lot of bitterness in the WWF locker room over how much Lawrence Taylor was paid and all the other NFL players who showed up to stand in LT’s corner (Reggie White and Steve McMichael) and got paid big bucks, despite not doing anything, but standing there.


Tabloid The Star runs a story regarding a confrontation that allegedly occurred between “Mötley Crüe” drummer Tommy Lee and Shawn Michaels backstage at WrestleMania. According to the report, Michaels shot Lee a dirty look, prompting Lee to challenge, “Hey, pal, do you have a problem with me?” Michaels’ response: “No, but you know your girl (Pamela Anderson Lee) was mine before she was yours?!” According to the account, the two men then had to be separated. Anderson Lee’s take on the matter: “Tommy does this all the time. It’s so sweet!”


WWF will be running its final show at Boston Garden next month and are trying to make it a huge event by bringing in legends like Fred Blassie, Jay Strongbow, Gorilla Monsoon, Killer Kowalski, Pedro Morales, and more.


It looks like Brian Blair will not be wrestling for a while, as the grappler picked up a Ruptured Spleen during a match last night, and early reports are that it will sideline him from active competition.


D-Von Dudley won the ECW World Heavyweight title last night, when he took the title away from Sabu at ECW Hardcore TV. Sabu managed fourteen successful title defences prior to this defeat.


According to behind-the-scene sources, ECWA owner Jim Kettner and Paul Heyman of ECW are said to have had some angry exchanges over the past week, and for all intensive purposes the two companies are now firmly locked in a state of war. What went wrong is open to speculation, but it will be interesting to see which promotion will make the first attack on their new enemy.


The vacant XWF Cruiserweight title was claimed last night at an XWF House Show, as Chris Kanyon became the new champion.


Brazo de Oro begain his first reign as CMLL World Middleweight champion last night, when he took the title away from Pierroth Jr. at CMLL Super Viernes.


WCW Main Event – [Sunday] Week 1 [April] [1995]

WCW Main Event

These are the results from WCW Main Event, being held by World Championship Wrestling.


Mark Starr vs. Paul Orndorff w/ Toni

The narcissistic bully “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff attacked Mark Starr before the bell, because the underdog was holding a shirt that said “Paula”.

Orndorff is very heelish in his way, and played-up his superior physique bullying his opponent around.

Starr manages to get alot of offense and Orndorff grows frustrated so he beats the shit out of him and ends it with the Piledriver.

Paul Orndorff defeated Mark Starr in 4:40 by pinfall with a Piledriver.

Rating: 76 B-


WCW US Tag Team Tournament Opening Round

The American Males vs. The State Patrol

In a decent match, The American Males (Marcus Bagwell and Scotty Riggs) defeated The State Patrol in a Tournament Opening Round match in 5:52 by pinfall with a Tag Boosted Corner Dropkick.

Rating: 63 C


David Walby vs. Craig Pittman

The angry Drill Sergeant Craig “Pittbull” Pittman had a another squash match this week.

 He won by submission with the Code Red 1:47.

Rating: 47 D


Interview w/ Craig Pittman

After the match, Lee Marshall had an interview with Sgt. Pittman.

Pittman wants anyone to come at him because he is the best. He wants Lee Marshall to give him ten pushups!

Moments later, “Hardwork” Bobby Walker and Teddy Long came out and said Pittman could have Bobby Walker for 5 minutes in an Five Minute Challenge Match next week, which Pittman agrees.

Rating: 61 C


Lane Carlson & Chris Guy vs. Kevin Sullivan & One Man Gang w/ Woman

If wrestling only had squash matches, Kevin Sullivan would be the best in the World.

Kevin Sullivan did throw his victim to the floor and distract the Referee so that One Man Gang could beat up the poor jobber on the floor.

One Man Gang mercilessly obliterates the jobber in sadistic, one-sided squash job fashion, before throwing him back into the ring.

Sullivan is so evil that he’d get away with this multiple times in the match.

Sullivan has turned beating up jobbers into an art-form. Seriously, nobody can beat the hell out of jobbers like “The Most Evil Man in Professional Wrestling of All Time” can.

The Tree of Woe (running knee with opponent upside down in the corner) followed by the Most Vicious Double Stomp you’ve ever seen on the Stomach ends the slaughter.

In an extremely brutal squash match, Kevin Sullivan & One Man Gang defeated Lane Carlson and Chris Guy in 5:11 when Kevin Sullivan defeated Chris Guy by pinfall with The Most Vicious Double Stomp Ever.

Rating: 76 B-


WCW US Tag Team Tournament Opening Round

The Armstrongs vs. Diamond Fever w/ Diamond Doll

In a bout that had good wrestling, and decent heat, Diamond Fever (DDP and Max Muscle) defeated Steve Armstrong and Scott Armstrong in a Tournament Opening Round match in 6:29 when Diamond Dallas Page defeated Scott Armstrong by pinfall while using the ropes for leverage.

Rating: 69 C+


Diamond Dallas Page Vignette

A video of Diamond Dallas Page, his valet Diamond Doll and his bodyguard Max Muscle going on a shopping spree is shown.

Remember that, DDP has recently won over $13 million dollars at a casino in Las Vegas.

Rating: 93 A


Spring Stampede Control Center

The Biggest. The Baddest. No Bull.

Spring Stampede Control Center segment hosted by Gene Okerlund.

After a break, we’re with Gene Okerlund.

“Mean Gene” interviews Col. Parker and Harley Race, about Spring Stampede.

Colonel Robert Parker puffs his Cuban cigar, chuckles happily and cuts a promo talking about the “King of Rock and Roll” Elvis Presley giving him a diamond ring.

That comes to secondary to The Stud Stable, though. Colonel Parker believes that guys like Randy Savage, Sting, The Warrior and Hulk Hogan are all afraid of Vader, Bam Bam Bigelow, Meng, Kurosawa, Steve Williams and Terry Gordy.

Colonel Parker says that The Stud Stable is a Elite stable full of badass wrestlers. The Stud Stable will rule the World by kicking the asses of anyone who gets in their way. Their reputation as a badass is considered “Off The Scale”.

Colonel Parker and Harley Race are happy about Spring Stampede’s chance to get rid of Ray “The Law” Traylor and “The Russian Beast” Vladimir Koloff. Parker noted that anyone could get lucky in a one-fall match and says Traylor and Koloff is going down at Spring Stampede.

Gene hypes up the main event that will see WCW World Heavyweight Champion Vader compete against Sting in a No Holds Barred Match.

“Mean” Gene talk about the upcoming Spring Stampede Pay-Per-View and makes the announcement that the following matches will take place at Spring Stampede:

Calgary Street Fight

Ray Traylor & Vladimir Koloff vs. Meng & Kurosawa

Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal (The winner gets an title shot at Slamboree)

Randy Savage, Curt Hennig, The Warrior, Bam Bam Bigelow, Brian Knobbs, Jerry Sags, Kevin Sullivan, One Man Gang, Jim Duggan and Steven Regal.

Best of Seven Series Match 7 (Loser Leaves WCW Stipulation)

Brian Pillman vs. Steve Austin

No Holds Barred Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Title

Sting vs. Vader

Rating: 90 A


Singles Match for the WCW World Television Title

Brian Blair vs. Arn Anderson

In a bout that had great wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson defeated reliable veteran Brian Blair in 8:09 by pinfall with a perfectly executed Spinebuster.

Arn Anderson makes defence number 11 of his WCW World Television Championship title.

Rating: 75 B-


Show Rating 73 B-

WCW Saturday Night – [Saturday] Week 1 [April] [1995]

WCW Saturday Night

The new Number One in Professional Wrestling…

These are the results from WCW Saturday Night, being held by World Championship Wrestling. It is being held in front of 17,210 at Times Union Center in Albany, New York.

It’s a Sell Out!


Tony Schiavone, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and Eric Bischoff open the show telling us that tonight’s Main Event will feature a match between “Lord” Steven Regal vs. “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson for the WCW World Television Title.


Schiavone says that tonights episode could become the greatest and most explosive night in the history of our sport…


For the Cruiserweight match we had Mikey Tenay and Chris Cruise replacing Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan at the broadcast booth.


WCW Cruiserweight Title Tournament Semi Final

Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Ultimo Dragon

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, Ultimo Dragon defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. in a Tournament Semi Final match in 8:57 by submission with a Dragon Sleeper.

Rating: 69 C+


The announcers informs us that next week blue chipper “Das Wunderkind” Alex Wright will face shooter Dean Malenko in the second Semi Final.


Cruiserweight Division Vignette

The WCW Cruiserweight division offers fast paced adrenaline pumping show-stealing matches with high-risk maneuvers, amazing characters and stylish high flyers. WCW have some of the best athletes that implements various styles, as Lucha Libre, Japanese Junior Heavyweights, North American Cruiserweights and submission-based technicans.

Rating: 63 C


“Mean” Gene Okerlund is promoting a WCW Hotline story on wrestling legend Rick Rude that is on hiatus and could sign with WCW…


Ray Traylor vs. Larry McMahan

The lawman turned vigilante Ray “The Law” Traylor ran roughshod over his outmatched opponent, then punished, tortured, and humiliated him after the matches were over just because he’s a punk from New York that deserves it.

In an extremely stiff squash match, Ray Traylor defeated jobber Larry McMahan in 1:01 by pinfall with an Enzuigiri.

Rating: 57 C-


Interview w/ Ray Traylor

After the match, Mike Tenay talks to Ray “The Law” Traylor. Bubba wants Tenay to announce who beat Meng at Uncensored. Tenay does just that, then Traylor brags about winning at Uncensored and calls Colonel Parker and all members of The Stud Stable losers.

He is like no other lawman you’ve ever seen.

A man so hard, his veins bleed ice.

Truth and justice are what he’s fighting for.

With a baseball bat he rules the streets.

And every perp he meets will taste defeat.

The book of law is the bible to him.

And any crime committed is a sin.

He keeps the peace with his baseball bat.

Judge, jury and executioner.

Crime’s his only enemy and he’s going to war…

He is hyped about joining forces with The Koloff Cousins against “The Face of Terror” Meng and the Japanese badass Kurosawa at Spring Stampede in the Calgary Street Fight.

Rating: 83 B+


Sting vs. Chris Guy

“It’s Showtime, folks!”
Sting is cupping his hands together and yelling “Owwwwww!”

Sting no-sells the jobber’s offense, hulk up, beat chest, Punch, Backhand, Punch, Irish Whip into corner, Stinger Splash and a Scorpion Deathlock.

In an short squash match, Sting defeated jobbe Chris Guy in 1:30 by submission with a Scorpion Deathlock.

Rating: 57 C-


The Steiner Brothers vs. Robbie Brookside & Doc Dean

The Steiners use a wide array of Suplexes to to dominate their opponents.

In a stiff squash match, The Steiner Brothers defeated Robbie Brookside & Doc Dean in 4:51 when Scott Steiner defeated Robbie Brookside by pinfall with a Steinerizer.

Rating: 77 B


Big, Bad and Dangerous Vignette

An pre-taped in-ring segment in which the WCW World Heavyweight Champion Vader, alongside Bam Bam Bigelow, took on five preliminary wrestlers (T.A. McCoy, Chick Donovan, Mike Thor, Davey Rich and Barry Houston) in a public workout.

Vader and Bam Bam is unleashing a devastating offense and demolishes their outmatched opponents.

After fighting off several of the jobbers, Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow ends up delivering Release Powerbombs to all jobbers on the concrete floor.

Moments later Harley Race and Colonel Parker said the workout was over and ordered the film crew to stop filming.

Rating: 100 A*


Chad Fortune & Eddie Golden vs. Kurasawa & Meng w/ Col. Parker

In a hard-hitting squash match, Kurasawa & Meng destroyed jobbers Chad Fortune and Eddie Golden while Colonel Parker struts around like a rooster in a hen house puffing his cigar.

It ended in 1:50 when Meng defeated Chad Fortune by submission with a Tongan Death Grip.

Rating: 57 C-


The Lightning Express vs. Harlem Heat

Brad Armstrong and Tim Horner actually gave Harlem Heat a run for their money. 

The two tag teams get into a random fist fight at the start and the crowd gets jacked for it!

Harlem Heat try to get the heat on Brad Armstrong, but Armstrong is resilient and tries a few combination pins to throw them off their game and manages to make the tag to “White Lightning” Tim Horner who has a fantastic workhorse segment with Bodyslams,  Dropkicks and even clears house and Harlem Heat reconvene on the outside.

Armstrong eventually gets worked over for a while and rolls out of the way of a Harlem Hangover to make the hot tag. “White Lightning” Tim Horner goes crazy again with fast-paced offense.

Armstrong and Booker T get into a punching match. Stevie Ray picks up Horner to Press Slam him into Armstrong, but Horner turns it into a Sleeper Hold Stevie Ray. Booker T disposes of Armstrong and Stevie Ray bends down with Horner still hanging on with the Sleeper. Booker T hits Super Scissors Kick, forcing Horner to break the hold, and Stevie Ray comes down with the Slapjack.

In a good match with a hot crowd, Harlem Heat defeated The Lightning Express in 6:33 when Stevie Ray defeated Tim Horner by pinfall with a Slapjack.

Rating: 75 B-


Up Close

An WCW Up Close segment in which Tony Schiavone conducted a sit-down interview with WCW superstar The Warrior regarding his background, arrival to WCW and discussing the match at Uncensored.

Schiavone is going through the obvious tons of fan mail asking about who, what, where, when, why and how regarding to The Warrior.

We get a special look at The Warrior in a 60 second video of him doing his signature moves while wrestling in Japan.

The Warrior spoke about his career and winning World titles in both America and Japan.

The Warrior then talked about being back in the United States, and said it was no secret as to where he’s been or what he’s done, and that WCW is the premiere wrestling organization.

Warrior also talked about his goals in WCW in which he targetted winning the WCW World Heavyweight title.

The Warrior said that he wanted another shot at “Rocky Mountain Horror” Vader and “The Beast from the East” Bam Bam Bigelow. The Warrior is certain that he will be victorious in the Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal and that he will get his title shot.

Rating: 96 A*


Randy Savage vs. Paul Orndorff w/ Toni

“Macho Man” shoulder blocks the narcissistic bully “Mr. Wonderful” and delivers a few eye rakes followed by an Atomic Drop. Savage comes off the top to hit a Double Axe Handle.

“Macho Man” Clotheslines “Mr. Wonderful” in the corner and taunts him by calling him “Paula”.

Orndorff received several chants of “Paula” from the crowd.

Orndorff left the ring to join Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan on commentary and protest the crowd chants and banners mocking him.

Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel appeared after Orndorff threatened not to wrestle and said Orndorff would be fined if he didn’t wrestle as he initially agreed to do.

Orndorff Punches Savage several times in the midsection. Savage nearly wins with a Sunset Flip, but Orndorff keeps control by going for a Piledriver, but Savage Backdrops Orndorff to avoid it.

Orndorff stomp away on “Macho Man”. Orndorff continues to hammer away on Savage, who has been getting a beaten for quite some time at this point. Orndorff Slams Savage and comes off the top, but Savage gets his boot up!

Savage cleans house and follows up with the Elbow Drop to win the match.

In a bout that had superb wrestling and great heat, Randy Savage defeated Paul Orndorff in 8:22 by pinfall with a Savage Elbow Drop.

Rating: 76 B-


Spring Stampede Control Center

The Biggest. The Baddest. No Bull.

Spring Stampede Control Center segment hosted by Gene Okerlund.

After a break, we’re with Gene Okerlund.

“Mean Gene” interviews Big, Bad and Dangerous w/ Col. Parker and Harley Race. Vader is facing Sting in a No Holds Barred Match at Spring Stampede that will take place in Calgary, Alberta.

Col. Robert Parker puffs his Cuban cigar while Harley Race talks.

Harley Race doesn’t believe there is anyone who can beat Big, Bad and Dangerous. Race considers Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow to be “The Most Dangerous men in WCW”.

The ultimate monster tag team known as “Big, Bad, and Dangerous” is steamrolling over everyone looking unstoppable. With their hard-hitting offense they are the most dominant tag team in WCW.

Vader says that the fans have been telling him that Sting has a lot of heart and will not back down. He doesn’t think there is a man who can beat him. Vader is going to get rid of Sting at Spring Stampede.

Colonel Parker says that The Stud Stable is a Elite stable full of badass wrestlers. The Stud Stable will rule the World by kicking the asses of anyone who gets in their way. Their reputation as a badass is considered “Off The Scale”.

Meng and Kurosawa will destroy Ray Traylor and Vladimir Koloff in the Calgary Street Fight; while Bam Bam Bigelow will wreak havoc inside the Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal.

Gene hypes up the main event that will see WCW World Heavyweight Champion Vader compete against Sting in a No Holds Barred Match.

 

“Mean” Gene talk about the upcoming Spring Stampede Pay-Per-View and makes the announcement that the following matches will take place at Spring Stampede:

Calgary Street Fight

Ray Traylor & Vladimir Koloff vs. Meng & Kurosawa

Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal (The winner gets an title shot at Slamboree)

Randy Savage, Curt Hennig, The Warrior, Bam Bam Bigelow, Brian Knobbs, Jerry Sags, Kevin Sullivan, One Man Gang, Jim Duggan and Steven Regal.

Best of Seven Series Match 7 (Loser Leaves WCW Stipulation)

Brian Pillman vs. Steve Austin

No Holds Barred Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Title

Sting vs. Vader

Rating: 100 A*


Tag Team Match for the WCW World Tag Team Titles

Fire and Ice w/ Teddy Long vs. Kevin Sullivan & One Man Gang w/ Woman

In a hard-hitting brawl with awesome power moves and good heat, Fire and Ice defeated Kevin Sullivan & One Man Gang in 14:12 when Scott Norton defeated “The Most Evil Man in Professional Wrestling of All Time” Kevin Sullivan by pinfall with a Flashback followed by a Train Wreck when Sullivan was distracted by The Nasty Boys calling them fat from the ramp.

Fire and Ice make defence number 5 of their WCW World Tag Team Championship titles.

Rating: 79 B


Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal Hype Video

A highlight video is shown to hype the 10-Man Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal at Spring Stampede.

The object is to throw the opponent out of the cage door for the elimination. These are often bloody matches, as weapons are allowed.

The participants are Randy Savage, Curt Hennig, The Warrior, Bam Bam Bigelow, Brian Knobbs, Jerry Sags, Kevin Sullivan, One Man Gang, Jim Duggan and Steven Regal.

The winner is awarded a large Bronze Cowboy Boot trophy and an title shot at Slamboree.

Rating: 95 A*


Singles Match for the WCW World Television Title

Steven Regal vs. Arn Anderson

Great mat work to start and neither man can get the advantage at all, they’re at a stand still. Great reversals, a good amateur display by both men. Steven Regal lock on an Regal Stretch just as time expires.

In a bout that had great heat and good wrestling, Steven Regal drew with “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson in 15:00 when the time limit expired.

Rating: 79 B


Brian Pillman vs. Steve Austin Hype Video

A video promoting the final “Loose Cannon” Brian Pillman vs. “Superstar” Steve Austin match at Spring Stampede is aired.

Footage from the previous matches in the Best of Seven Match Series are shown.

Former tag team partners in The Hollywood Blonds; the most over tag team in 10 years and the one sure-fire, can’t miss prospect of the whole bunch.

The final match will have a Loser Leaves WCW Stipulation.

Who will win? Who will be forced to leave WCW?

Rating: 100 A*


Show Rating 86 B+

WCW Worldwide – [Friday] Week 1 [March] [1995]

WCW Worldwide

These are the results from WCW Worldwide, being held by World Championship Wrestling.


Cruiserweight Match

Wild Pegasus, Kid Flash & Mr. JL vs. Dean Malenko, Psychosis & La Parka

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, Dean Malenko, Psychosis and La Parka defeated Wild Pegasus, Kid Flash and Mr. JL in 10:15 when Dean Malenko defeated Kid Flash by submission with a Texas Cloverleaf.

Rating: 68 C+


Cruiserweight Division Vignette

The WCW Cruiserweight division offers fast paced adrenaline pumping show-stealing matches with high-risk maneuvers, amazing characters and stylish high flyers. WCW have some of the best athletes that implements various styles, as Lucha Libre, Japanese Junior Heavyweights, North American Cruiserweights and submission-based technicans.

Rating: 67 C+


John Taylor vs. Bunkhouse Buck

“Mr. Excitement seems like a real motormouth.

In a stiff squash match, the mean and dirty old school redneck Bunkhouse Buck shuts “Mr. Excitement” John Taylor up with a right-handed Knockout Punch. Then follows up with the eye rake, a Big Boot and throat first Flapjack onto the top rope. It ended in 4:05 with a Piledriver.

After the match Buck tie the jobber up after the match so that he can beat him with the cowbell.

Rating: 56 C-


Konnan vs. George South

In a decent brawl, Konnan defeated southern brawler George South in 6:21 by submission with a Tequila Sunrise after botched interference by Bunkhouse Buck.

Buck accidently hits George South with the cowbell and Konnan is quick to take advantage of the situation.

Rating: 59 C


Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal Hype Video

A highlight video is shown to hype the 10-Man Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal at Spring Stampede.

The object is to throw the opponent out of the cage door for the elimination. These are often bloody matches, as weapons are allowed.

The participants are Randy Savage, Curt Hennig, The Warrior, Bam Bam Bigelow, Brian Knobbs, Jerry Sags, Kevin Sullivan, One Man Gang, Jim Duggan and Steven Regal.

The winner is awarded a large Bronze Cowboy Boot trophy and an World title shot at Slamboree.

Rating: 95 A*


Six-Man Tag Team Match for the WCW World-Six Man Tag Team Titles

The Steiner Brothers and Vladimir Koloff w/ Nikita Koloff vs. The Stud Stable w/ Col. Parker

Six hard-hitting tough guys collides in the ring and it’s an enthralling blend of jaw-dropping Suplexes, brutal Power Moves, stiff brawling and devastating Lariats.

Vladimir Koloff and The Steiner Brothers drew with The Stud Stable (Steve Williams, Terry Gordy and Kurasawa) in 14:44 when the referee lost control and stopped the match.

The Steiner Brothers and Vladimir Koloff fought The Stud Stable (Steve Williams, Terry Gordy and Kurosawa) to a no-contest.

Rating: 83 B+


Post-Match Staredown

The Steiner Brothers, Vladimir Koloff and The Stud Stable are in the ring, and are squaring off.

Here comes Meng…

It’s absolute chaos as the locker room empties out!

Eventually a number of officials and security have to hit the ring and pull them apart.

Rating: 88 B+


Show Rating 72 B-

Latest News from around the World

Multimillion-dollar free agent Sid Vicious has signed with WWF and joined The Million Dollar Corporation at WrestleMania XI to feud with The Undertaker. He will be working under the name Sycho Sid.


Dustin Rhodes leaves WCW, for WWF. Word is Dustin Runnels, wants a separate identity from his father and has a ongoing family feud with Dusty. Reliable sources claim that Dustin Rhodes’s relationship with his father is on the outs since some point in 1994. The stories on why  change back and fourth. Expect Dustin Rhodes to debut in WWF when his non-compete clause expires.


Mexican promotion AAA has folded, but the promotion will continue. It’s a complicated story but basically, the parent company of AAA is Televisa and they have been hit hard by the Mexican economic crisis and there are massive layoffs taking place and they dropped AAA as a promotion.  AAA still exists as its own company now, no longer owned by Televisa. So expect budget cuts in AAA and more of their stars joining the WCW Cruiserweight Division full time, but at least AAA president Antonio Pena now has full control to make creative and business decisions, which he didn’t have when they were under Televisa.


WCW’s planned UFC-type ripoff event that they were putting together with K-1 in Japan looks to have fallen apart. Due to cable deadlines, they won’t be able to do it in June as planned and now the next earliest available date would be in September, but that’s considered unlikely to happen now too because of the much hyped return of Hulk Hogan and a possible WarGames match between Team Hogan and The Stud Stable that could be a potential money maker for WCW.


Dallas wrestler John Hawk did a WAR show in Japan using the name Death Mask which was a complete Undertaker rip-off gimmick, much like Brian Lee (The Underfaker) did in WWF last year.


There’s been a lot of talk about the future of SMW lately. It’s no secret that the promotion is basically surviving hand-to-mouth and with so many of their up-and-coming wrestlers (Boo Bradley, Brian Lee, Chris Candido, Devon Storm, Eddie Gilbert and Dirty White Boy) leaving recently to join rivals Extreme Championship Wrestling, while key veterans (Dick Slater and Dory Funk Jr.) still is injured and spot shows not drawing well, it’s causing a lot of concern.


Del Wilkes is released and leaves WCW. The bodybuilding legend and pro wrestling star has signed with WWF and is expected to continuing as his masked , heroic alter ego “The Patriot” when his non-compete clause expires!


The Comfort Inn hotel next to the airport in Philadelphia has long been the unofficial hotel for ECW, because Tod Gordon had an excellent relationship with the management there. But after a series of disturbances, the hotel is no longer working with ECW or allowing wrestlers to stay there.


Dr. Zahorian was released from prison after serving about 3 years and is now attempting to get his medical license back. In a newspaper story, Zahorian described his prison stay as “worse than hell” and claims he was led astray and used by those in the wrestling business.


The Booty Man returns to WCW after taking time off for his honeymoon vacation. Fans can expect “The Original Assman” back on TV very soon.


Eric Bischoff decided to cut loses in WCW and as such, several corporate shakeups have taken place. The Blacktop Bully, Vic Steamboat, Scott Putski, Badd Company (Pat Tanaka and Paul Diamond), Magnum T.A., Jim Barnett, Don Sandifer, and Bob Dhue are all no longer with WCW. Word is that this won’t be the last of the budget cuts and expect more heads to roll, on both the corporate side and the wrestlers side.


Sabu doesn’t seem to be having luck with indie show crowds. After being maced by a fan a few weeks ago, another fan threw a brick at him this week during a show.


Veteran Rick Martel leaves WWF after losing the Loser Leaves WWF match against Lex Luger at WrestleMania XI. It is not clear where Martel ends up, but it is expected that we will hear announcements very soon.


TV Guide’s “Cheers & Jeers” column ripped Gene Okerlund over the 900 Hotline “dead former champion” tease from a few weeks ago.


It turns out that Vince McMahon personally wrote a letter to Ted Turner about the “dead former champion” hotline tease, basically telling Turner that he should fold WCW, because the Okerlund thing and the resulting negative coverage in the media.


Big John Studd passed away this week after a 17-month battle with Hodgkins lymphoma.


Bill Shaw has been replaced as the new head of TBS Sports by a guy named Harvey Schiller. His role is more of an overseer and he won’t be very hands on when it comes to making decisions, so the major decisions will still be made by Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan.


AAA wrestler Scorpio Jr. apparently has a hereditary issue that makes him acne prone. He’s super roided up, which makes it even worse and because of all this, his back is “zit city” and when he takes bumps, the zits pop and the blood streams down his back and all over the ring.


There was an interesting incident at the latest ECW show. After a match, Sabu and manager Paul Heyman began challenging anyone to come out and face Sabu. Well the crowd started chanting for a large, 400-pound fan in the front row and it picked up enough steam that it almost looked like the fan was going to jump the rail. Sabu and Heyman were egging the fan on, but he was being held back by other wrestlers and Tod Gordon. After everyone went back to the dressing room, Tod Gordon brought the fan into the ring and put him over with the crowd and gave him some free merch to diffuse the situation. Sabu was in the locker room and reportedly wanted to do a run-in on the fan, but was talked out of it.


A week ago, a Phoenix TV station did a story about The Ultimate Warrior defaulting on his student loans, despite being rich. The Warrior was interviewed by the news station this week and said he was tired of being harassed since the story aired and said he would repay the loans.


Erik Watts did another tryout at the latest WWF tapings this week. Jim Ross is really pushing for them to hire him.


Herb Abrams debt-ridden UWF were last night forced to tap out as the pressure of a financial stranglehold finally became too much to bear. The company has been through a very rough patch, with its death having been predicted for several months now by insiders. Abrams founded the UWF in 1990 with hopes of returning Pro Wrestling back to its roots. He signed top stars as Paul Orndorff, Steve Williams, Don Muraco, Bob Orton Jr, Brian Blair, Dan Spivey, Billy Jack Haynes, Ken Patera, Colonel DeBeers, David Sammartino and Cactus Jack, but struggled to compete with WWF and WCW.


American Maurice Smith began his first reign as Rings Middleweight champion last night, when he won the match against German Ralf Seeger to decide a worthy champion for the previously vacant title.


Dave Schultz claims belt! The vacant Rings Openweight title was claimed last night, as Dave Schultz defeated Tom Howard to win the title.


New Champion in USWA! The vacant USWA World Heavyweight title was claimed last night, as veteran Koko B. Ware became the new champion defeating Doug Gilbert. This victory marks his third reign with the belt. The belt was vacated when Sid Vicious left USWA for WWF.


Riku Choshu began his fourth reign as IWGP World Heavyweight champion last night, when he took the title away from Masahiro Chono at NJPW Fight For Freedom I. Masahiro Chono managed ten successful title defences prior to this defeat.


NJPW held their annual Young Lions Cup last night, and with three successful wins it was Yuji Nagata who claimed the victory. Nagata defeated Naoki Sano, Satoshi Kojima and finally Akitoshi Saito.


WCW signs local wrestler Glenn Gilberti! He has wrestled on the Georgia independent circuit, where he is best known for his time with Great Championship Wrestling where he won several titles. He also have short stints with the World Wrestling Federation and the United States Wrestling Association in 1992. Recently Gilberti has been one of the rising stars of Jimmy Hart’s and Greg Valentine’s Xcitement Wrestling Federation and is a XWF Cruiserweight champion under the alias Disco Inferno.


Debt-ridden Network Of Wrestling were last night forced to tap out as the pressure of a financial stranglehold finally became too much to bear. The Japanese company has been through a very rough patch, with its death having been predicted for several months now by insiders.


Michael “P.S.” Hayes debuted in WWF this week in one of the dark matches.


Missy Hyatt is also reportedly interested in joining WWF.


WWF head honcho Vince McMahon continues pushing younger talent into the spotlight as the “New Generation”. British Bulldog, Jeff Jarrett and Shawn Michaels are pushed as future main eventers; while Ahmed Johnson, Kama, Hakushi, The New Blackjacks, The Can-Am Express, The Smoking Gunns, The Bodydonnas and Waylon Mercy are pushed as Upper Midcarders. Meanwhile workers like Bastion Booger, The Bushwhackers, Doink The Clown, King Kong Bundy and Typhoon have been phased out.


 

European Tour – Week 4 [March] [1995]

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These are the results from the latest WCW European Tour show. It is being held in front of 12,150 at Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany.

It’s a Sell Out!


Cruiserweight Match

Alex Wright, Kid Flash and Mr. JL vs. Silver King, El Texano and Juventud Guerrera

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, “Das Wunderkind” Alex Wright, Kid Flash and Mr. JL defeated Juventud Guerrera and Los Cowboys in 7:44 when Alex Wright defeated El Texano by pinfall with a Hangman’s Neckbreaker.

Rating: 60 C


European Cup Opening Round

Jim Duggan vs. Bobby Eaton

In a open bout that had good wrestling, and decent heat, the rough and tumble brawler “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan defeated tag team specialist “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton in a Tournament Opening Round match in 7:41 by pinfall with a Roll Up out of nowhere.

Rating: 66 C+


European Cup Opening Round

Diamond Dallas Page w/ Max Muscle & Diamond Doll vs. Paul Orndorff w/Toni

This bout was unbelievable as both heels cheated like there’s no tomorrow throughout the match.

In a bout that had decent wrestling, the narcissistic bully “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff defeated cocky heel Diamond Dallas Page in a Tournament Opening Round match in 9:39 when Paul Orndorff pinned DDP after both Orndorff and DDP reversed the move behind the referee’s back when Max Muscle and Toni interfered which distracted the referee.

Rating: 61 C


European Cup Opening Round

Steve Keirn vs. Arn Anderson

In a open bout that had good wrestling, WCW World TV champion “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson defeated tag team specialist Steve Keirn in a Tournament Opening Round match in 8:29 by pinfall with a brutal looking Spinebuster.

Rating: 68 C+


European Cup Opening Round

Steve Armstrong vs. Max Muscle w/ DDP

In a decent bout, the ripped powerhouse Max Muscle defeated blue collar worker Steve Armstrong in a Tournament Opening Round match in 6:20 by pinfall with a Swinging Neckbreaker.

Rating: 52 D+


European Cup Opening Round

Frank Andersson vs. Brian Blair

This was all about wrestling Takedowns, Suplexes and Leg Trips.

In a technical bout, Swedish amateur wrestling legend and multiple World champion Frank Andersson defeated reliable veteran Brian Blair in a Tournament Opening Round match in 7:04 by submission with an Ankle Lock.

Rating: 56 C-


It was noted that Finnish wrestler Tony Halme was unable to compete in the European Cup due to an Ruptured Spleen injury. Scott Armstrong will replace Halme due to the injury.


European Cup Opening Round

Scott Armstrong vs. Dave Finlay

In a decent bout, newcomer Dave Finlay from Northern Ireland defeated blue collar worker Scott Armstrong in a Tournament Opening Round match in 6:25 by pinfall.

Rating: 62 C


European Cup Opening Round

Vladimir Koloff w/ Nikita Koloff vs. Dave Taylor

In the best match so far in the tournament; the hulking “The Russian Beast” Vladimir Koloff defeated British grappler Dave Taylor in a Tournament Opening Round match in 5:51 by pinfall with a Russian Sickle.

Rating: 71 C+


European Cup Opening Round

Brad Armstrong vs. Steven Regal

In a decent match, the British gentleman “Lord” Steven Regal defeated blue collar worker Brad Armstrong in a Tournament Opening Round match in 7:46 by submission with a Regal Stretch.

Rating: 64 C


WCW World Tag Team Title Match

Fire and Ice w/ Teddy Long vs. The Super Assassins II w/ Jimmy Hart

It’s a hard-hitting powerhouse vs. powerhouse dream match as the four massive power grapplers collide in the ring.

The champions Fire and Ice defeated The Super Assassins II in 6:12 when The Super Assassins intentionally got disqualified by throwing Scott “Flash” Norton over the top rope. Fire and Ice make defence number 4 of their WCW World Tag Team Championship titles.

Rating: 75 B-


WCW World Heavyweight Title Match

Ray Traylor vs. Vader w/ Harley Race

Brutal Power moves, hard-hitting clotheslines and clubbering offense ensured that both men left the battle feeling like they’d been hit by trucks.

In a hard-hitting brawl, but highly entertaining brawl, “Rocky Mountain Horror” Vader defeated lawman turned vigilante Ray “The Law” Traylor in 16:21 by pinfall with a Triple Powerbomb. Vader makes defence number 2 of his WCW World Heavyweight Championship title.

Rating: 89 A


Show Rating 86 B+

WCW Main Event – [Sunday] Week 4 [March] [1995]

WCW Main Event

These are the results from WCW Main Event, being held by World Championship Wrestling.


Adam Flash & Bobby Blaze vs. The Super Assassins II w/ Jimmy Hart

In a terrible match, The Super Assassins II defeated Adam Flash & Bobby Blaze in 5:22 when Super Assassin #2 defeated Adam Flash by pinfall with a Tag Spike Powerbomb.

Rating: 49 D+


A Statement from the Commissioner

A pre-tape from Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel’s office. The Commissioner announces a WCW US Tag Team Tournament for the WCW US Tag Team titles. 16 top tag teams from all over the World will participate in the tournament.

The tournaments will feature established tag teams like Bad Attitude, Badd Company, The Armstrongs, The Fantastics, The High Rollers, The Lightning Express and The Power Company as well as new exciting tag team like The American Males (Marcus Bagwell and Scotty Riggs), Diamond Fever (DDP and Max Muscle), Disorderly Conduct (Mean Mike and Tough Tom) and Nasty Ned & Big Train Bart.

 

Open Round

The American Males vs. The State Patrol

Joey Maggs & Bobby Walker vs. The Power Company

Mark Starr & Frankie Lancaster vs. Bad Attitude

The Armstrongs vs. Diamond Fever

The Fantastics vs. Badd Company

The Barrio Brothers vs. Disorderly Conduct

Duane Gill & Barry Hardy vs. The High Rollers

The Lightning Express vs. Nasty Ned & Big Train Bart

Rating: 72 B-


Larry McMahan vs. Sgt. Craig Pittman

The angry Drill Sergeant Craig “Pittbull” Pittman had another squash match. During the match he screamed at his opponent while he sadistically tortures him with various submission moves. It ended with a Code Red in 4:47.

Rating: 45 D


WCW US Tag Team Tournament Opening Round

Duane Gill and Barry Horowitz vs. The High Rollers

In a comedy match, The High Rollers (The Gambler and The Hustler) defeated jobber duo Duane Gill and Barry Horowitz in a Tournament Opening Round match in 4:49 when The Gambler defeated Duane Gill by pinfall with a Tag Double DDT.

The High Rollers advance to the quarter finals.

Rating: 53 C-


Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal Hype Video

A highlight video is shown to hype the 10-Man Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal at Spring Stampede.

The object is to throw the opponent out of the cage door for the elimination. These are often bloody matches, as weapons are allowed.

The participants are Randy Savage, Curt Hennig, The Warrior, Bam Bam Bigelow, Brian Knobbs, Jerry Sags, Kevin Sullivan, One Man Gang, Jim Duggan and Steven Regal.

The winner is awarded a large Bronze Cowboy Boot trophy and an title shot at Slamboree.

Rating: 100 A*


WCW US Tag Team Tournament Opening Round

The Fantastics vs. Badd Company

Paul Diamond controls Bobby Fulton with a Powerslam, but is met with a hip toss. Tommy Rogers gets a near fall on a School Boy. Pat Tanaka knee lifts Rogers on the back from the apron and tags in to deliver a few strikes. Rogers fights back with a few hip tosses, but doesn’t follow up.

Rogers nearly pins Diamond with a roll up off the ropes. Tanaka comes off the top to strike Rogers and hammers away more on Rogers. Fulton tags in to hit an elbow drop after Tanaka was tripped to the mat. Tanaka is being worked over by Rogers and Fulton with the focus being Tanaka’s arm. Rogers nearly wins following a middle rope Crossbody.

Tanaka cheap shots Rogers while the referee was distracted and Diamond begins to pummel him in the corner. Tanaka comes off the top but is met with a Big Boot to the face by Rogers. Fulton gets the hot tag and cleans house. Tanaka and Diamond are sent into each other and Tanaka goes to the floor after a Double Dropkick. Double Snap Suplex on Diamond. Fulton nails Tanaka with a Rocket Launcher to get the win.

In a bout that offered some good ol’ rasslin’, The Fantastics defeated Badd Company in a Tournament Opening Round match in 9:57 when Bobby Fulton defeated Pat Tanaka by pinfall with a Rocket Launcher.

The Fantastics advance to the quarter finals after eliminating one of the favorites.

Rating: 75 B-


Spring Stampede Control Center

The Biggest. The Baddest. No Bull.

Spring Stampede Control Center segment hosted by Gene Okerlund.

After a break, we’re with Gene Okerlund.

“Mean Gene” interviews Big, Bad and Dangerous w/ Col. Parker and Harley Race, about Spring Stampede.

Harley Race doesn’t believe there is anyone who can beat Big, Bad and Dangerous. Race considers Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow to be the two most dangerous men in WCW.

Col. Parker puffs his Cuban cigar and predicts that Bam Bam Bigelow is the winner of the Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal. Harley Race then says that there is no way that Sting stand a chance in the No Holds Barred Match versus Vader.

The ultimate monster tag team known as “Big, Bad, and Dangerous” is steamrolling over everyone looking unstoppable. With their hard-hitting offense they are the most dominant tag team in WCW.

Colonel Parker says that The Stud Stable is a Elite stable full of badass wrestlers. The Stud Stable will rule the World by kicking the asses of anyone who gets in their way. Their reputation as a badass is considered “Off The Scale”.

Gene hypes up the main event that will see WCW World Heavyweight Champion Vader compete against Sting in a No Holds Barred Match.

“Mean” Gene talk about the upcoming Spring Stampede Pay-Per-View and makes the announcement that the following matches will take place at Spring Stampede:

 

Calgary Street Fight

Ray Traylor & Vladimir Koloff vs. Meng & Kurosawa

Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal (The winner gets an title shot at Slamboree)

Randy Savage, Curt Hennig, The Warrior, Bam Bam Bigelow, Brian Knobbs, Jerry Sags, Kevin Sullivan, One Man Gang, Jim Duggan and Steven Regal.

Best of Seven Series Match 7 (Loser Leaves WCW Stipulation)

Brian Pillman vs. Steve Austin

No Holds Barred Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Title

Sting vs. Vader

Rating: 100 A*


WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Title Match

The Armstrongs vs. The Stud Stable w/ Col. Parker

In a good match, The Stud Stable (Steve Williams, Terry Gordy and Kurasawa) defeated The Armstrongs (Brad Armstrong, Steve Armstrong and Scott Armstrong) in 8:10 when Steve Williams defeated Scott Armstrong by pinfall with a Doctor Bomb. Kurasawa and Miracle Violence Connection make defence number 3 of their WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship titles.

Rating: 76 B-


Show Rating 72 B-

WCW Saturday Night – [Saturday] Week 4 [March] [1995]

WCW Saturday Night

The new Number One in Professional Wrestling…

These are the results from WCW Saturday Night, being held by World Championship Wrestling. It is being held in front of 15,000 at Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

It’s a Sell Out!


Tony Schiavone, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and Eric Bischoff open the show telling us that tonight’s Main Event will feature a Tag Team match between Randy Savage and Brian Pillman versus The Four Horsemen members Ric Flair and Steve Austin.


Schiavone says that tonights episode could become the greatest and most explosive night in the history of our sport…


For the Cruiserweight match we had Mikey Tenay and Chris Cruise replacing Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan at the broadcast booth.


WCW Cruiserweight Title Tournament Quarter Final

Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Dean Malenko

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, “The Man of 1,000 Holds” Dean Malenko defeated Luchador Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a Tournament Quarter Final match in 7:47 by submission with a Texas Cloverleaf.

Rating: 68 C+


Cruiserweight Division Vignette

The WCW Cruiserweight division offers fast paced adrenaline pumping show-stealing matches with high-risk maneuvers, amazing characters and stylish high flyers. WCW have some of the best athletes that implements various styles, as Lucha Libre, Japanese Junior Heavyweights, North American Cruiserweights and submission-based technicans.

Rating: 63 C


“Mean” Gene Okerlund is promoting a WCW Hotline story on wrestling legend Roddy Piper that is on hiatus and could sign with WCW…


Street Fight

The Nasty Boys vs. Big Train Bart & Nasty Ned

In a stiff and sloppy street fight, The Nasty Boys defeated Big Train Bart & Nasty Ned in 6:07 when Jerry Sags defeated Nasty Ned by pinfall with a Trip to Nastyville.

Rating: 78 B


Tony Schiavone is promoting a WCW Hotline story on three major WWF stars who were headed to WCW…


David Walby vs. Steven Regal

In an extremely short squash match, “Lord” Steven Regal destroyed jobber David Walby. He just brutalizes him with a series of uppercuts before embarassing the jobber on the mat with the Regal Stretch to win in 0:58.

Rating: 56 C-


WCW Special Report

“Mean” Gene talks about the upcoming “sold out” European Tour and the European Cup.

“Mean” Gene interviewed Steven Regal at ringside, during which Regal called WCW “the Mecca of Wrestling” and said he wanted a shot at the European Cup.

Regal said the Queen of England is upset by the royal affairs and wanted someone to reclaim some glory for the UK. He is sick of all these filthy inbred Americans. The only king they know is the one who serves those filthy american hamburgers.

Including a video package on the upcoming WCW European Cup tournament. Superstars like Steven Regal, Dave Taylor, Jim Duggan, Frank Andersson, Arn Anderson, Vladimir Koloff, DDP, Maxx Muscle and Paul Orndorff were then highlighted and it was noted it would be a 16-man tournament.

Rating: 84 B+


The commentary team discussed the upcoming “sold out” European tour, with Tony Schiavone stating 90,000 people would be seeing WCW at Wembley Stadium…


The Micro Powers vs. Big, Bad, and Dangerous w/ Harley Race & Col. Parker

In an extremely short match, Big, Bad, and Dangerous defeated The Micro Powers in 2:04 with a Tag Double Release Powerbombs.

After defeating The Micro Power, Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow ends up delivering Release Powerbombs to both jobbers through two tables.

Moments later Harley Race and Col. Parker said the workout was over and ordered the film crew to stop filming.

Rating: 57 C-


Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan discussed some of the cities vying to host Spring Stampede, including Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, and San Francisco.


Brian Pillman vs. Steve Austin Hype Video

A video promoting the final “Loose Cannon” Brian Pillman vs. “Superstar” Steve Austin match at Spring Stampede is aired.

Footage from the previous matches in the Best of Seven Match Series are shown.

Former tag team partners in The Hollywood Blonds; the most over tag team in 10 years and the one sure-fire, can’t miss prospect of the whole bunch.

The final match will have a Loser Leaves WCW Stipulation.

Who will win? Who will be forced to leave WCW?

Rating: 100 A*


WCW World Tag Team Title Match

Fire and Ice w/ Teddy Long vs. Diamond Fever w/ Diamond Doll

In a bout that had good wrestling and a good reaction from the crowd, Fire and Ice defeated Diamond Fever in 5:45 when the somewhat clumsy bodybuilder Max Muscle got a Flashback followed by a Train Wreck. Fire and Ice make defence number 3 of their WCW World Tag Team Championship titles.

Rating: 74 B-


Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal Hype Video

A highlight video is shown to hype the 10-Man Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal at Spring Stampede.

The object is to throw the opponent out of the cage door for the elimination. These are often bloody matches, as weapons are allowed.

The participants are Randy Savage, Curt Hennig, The Warrior, Bam Bam Bigelow, Brian Knobbs, Jerry Sags, Kevin Sullivan, One Man Gang, Jim Duggan and Steven Regal.

The winner is awarded a large Bronze Cowboy Boot trophy and an title shot at Slamboree.

Rating: 95 A*


Sting & The Warrior vs. The Colossal Kongs

It’s powerhouse vs. powerhouse dream match!

Sting and The Warrior withstood an early offense flurry from The Colossal Kongs to win the hard-hitting brawl following a Diving Splash. In a entertaining brawl, Sting & The Warrior defeated The Colossal Kongs in 6:26 when The Warrior defeated Krusher Kong by pinfall with a Diving Splash.

Rating: 74 B-


Spring Stampede Control Center

The Biggest. The Baddest. No Bull.

Spring Stampede Control Center segment hosted by Gene Okerlund.

After a break, we’re with Gene Okerlund.

“Mean Gene” interviews Sting about facing Vader in a No Holds Barred Match at Spring Stampede that will take place in Calgary, Alberta.

The Stinger admits the the “Rocky Mountain Horror” Vader was the better man at the Uncensored, but that doesn’t mean this is over, because Vader sent the message loud and clear, and Sting’s ready to answer. He says Vader will make the same mistake every 300+ pound monster that’s come into WCW over the years has made, and that’s he’s going to turn his back on The Stinger, and that’s when the scorpion will strike. Sting assures Mean Gene and all little “Stingers” to not be worried. 

“Mean” Gene makes the announcement that there will be a Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal at Spring Stampede. The winner gets an title shot at Slamboree. The Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal will feature Randy Savage, Curt Hennig, The Warrior, Bam Bam Bigelow, Brian Knobbs, Jerry Sags, Kevin Sullivan, One Man Gang, Jim Duggan and Steven Regal. Weapons are allowed.

“Mean Gene” also interviews The Warrior that will compete in the 10-man Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal. The winner gets a title shot at Slamboree and The Warrior can’t be stopped. He will go in berzerk mode and beat the crap out of Bam Bam Bigelow and the others to claim the large Bronze Cowboy Boot trophy that is awarded to the winner and is the golden ticket to a title shot.

 

Gene hypes up the main event that will see WCW World Heavyweight Champion Vader compete against Sting in a No Holds Barred Match.

“Mean” Gene talk about the upcoming Spring Stampede Pay-Per-View and makes the announcement that the following matches will take place at Spring Stampede:

 

Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal (The winner gets an title shot at Slamboree)

Randy Savage, Curt Hennig, The Warrior, Bam Bam Bigelow, Brian Knobbs, Jerry Sags, Kevin Sullivan, One Man Gang, Jim Duggan and Steven Regal.

Best of Seven Series Match 7 (Loser Leaves WCW Stipulation)

Brian Pillman vs. Steve Austin

No Holds Barred Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Title

Sting vs. Vader

Rating: 100 A*


“Mean” Gene Okerlund is teasing the whereabouts of Dustin Rhodes…


WCW World Television Title Match

Ray Traylor vs. Arn Anderson

WCW Television Champion Arn Anderson refuses to lose on TV. In an no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners brawl, Ray “The Law” Traylor drew with Arn Anderson in 15:00 when the time limit expired., Ray “The Law” Traylor drew with Arn Anderson in 15:00 when the time limit expired.

Rating: 77 B


Interview w/ The Four Horsemen

The Four Horsemen is interviewed by Tony Schiavone.

Being a member of The Four Horsemen meant you are one of the elite technicians in the wrestling business. It is a tight knit group and being a Horsemen is an achievement and an honor that isn’t just handed out, it is earned.

“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair declares himself to be the greatest WCW US Champion ever. Ric Flair says that he is the man and tells Randy Savage to come and get it. Flair wants Randy Savage to face him tonight so that he can embarrass him in the ring.

“I’m every woman’s dream and every man’s nightmare! Woooo!”

Schiavone hypes up the success that Arn Anderson has been having as of late. Arn chimes in to say that he is just warming up. If he ever has a day off he stretches his neighbors just for fun. Arn thinks that Schiavone isn’t use to seeing a WCW World TV champion like his before.

Rating: 100 A*


Randy Savage and Brian Pillman vs. Ric Flair and Steve Austin w/ Elizabeth & Jeannie

Crowd’s hot and the match has a ton of energy and drama!

Ric Flair takes Randy Savage down early on and taunts the fans.

Flair does the strut for a moment, and then turns and “Wooo!”s

Savage fights back with a Backdrop and a Clothesline followed by a Swinging Neckbreaker! Savage looks for the Top Rope Elbow Drop, but Flair bails to the floor and wants to talk to Mean Gene on the floor.

Savage tells him to get his ass in the ring.

Back in the ring they brawl before making the tag to their partners.

Brian Pillman flies around all over the place. Pillman and Austin have a terrific brawl that goes to the outside where “Superstar” Steve Austin attempts a Piledriver on the concrete, but Pillman backdrops out of it.

Austin tries to bail so Pillman teases a top rope move, but Austin drops back. Pillman instead leaps up mid-rope and hits a Moonsault out to the floor!

Austin is reeling, and then Pillman rushes into the crowd by the exit and leaps off the balcony with a Flying Clothesline.

Pillman actually leaped off a balcony and dove onto Steve Austin on the floor.

The announcers are shocked by what just happened!

Pillman rolls Austint back into the ring and tries to end it with a top rope Diving Crossbody, with Flair then attacking Pillman from behind with a Nature Boy specialty  the low blow. Flair grabbed the advantage with a brutal Suplex throwing Pillman over the rope for a DQ.

In a bout that had sensational wrestling and fantastic heat, “Macho” Randy Savage and “Loose Cannon” Brian Pillman defeated “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair and “Superstar” Steve Austin in 20:04 when Ric Flair intentionally got disqualified by throwing Pillman over the rope.

Rating: 99 A*


Post Match Confrontation

Randy Savage and Brian Pillman are celebrating their victory in the ring.

Savage and Pillman dares The Four Horsemen to step in the ring and a 4 on 2 almost ensues until Sting bolts out and the heels bail to the back.

Savage, Pillman and Sting celebrates.

Tony Schiavone interviews Savage, Pillman and Sting.

Savage says that Sting is cool and Sting just says “Oh yeah, dig it.” He also tells Savage he has his back no matter what, with Savage thanking Sting for his help

Brian Pillman says that life is too short to focus on the negative. He promises to crack up the intensity every time he competes.

Rating: 100 A*


Show Rating 94 A

 

 

 

WCW Worldwide – [Friday] Week 4 [March] [1995]

WCW Worldwide

These are the results from WCW Worldwide, being held by World Championship Wrestling.


Cruiserweight Match

Jushin Thunder Liger, Ultimo Dragon & Wild Pegasus vs. Super Liger, Psychosis & La Parka

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, Jushin Thunder Liger, Ultimo Dragon and Wild Pegasus defeated Super Liger, Psychosis and La Parka in 10:19 when Jushin Thunder Liger defeated La Parka by submission with a Surfboard.

Rating: 72 B-


Cruiserweight Division Vignette

The WCW Cruiserweight division offers fast paced adrenaline pumping show-stealing matches with high-risk maneuvers, amazing characters and stylish high flyers. WCW have some of the best athletes that implements various styles, as Lucha Libre, Japanese Junior Heavyweights, North American Cruiserweights and submission-based technicans.

Rating: 67 C+


The Micro Powers vs. The High Rollers

In a bout that had decent wrestling and non-existent crowd heat, The High Rollers (The Gambler and The Hustler) defeated The Micro Powers “Ric Hogan and Randy Hogan” in 4:36 with a Tag Double DDT.

Rating: 52 D+


Konnan vs. Larry McMahan

In a squash match, Konnan destroyed jobber Larry McMahan. It ended in 3:27 by pinfall with a Montezuma’s Revenge.

Rating: 57 C-


Pull Apart Brawl

“The Mexican Hulk Hogan” Konnan is a charismatic, urban character, rapping and reciting catchphrases while celbrating his win.

“Yo yo yo let me speak on dis! Orale! Arriba la Raza! We are los vatos locos forever, man! We bout it bout it and rowdy rowdy!”

When Bunkhouse Buck interferes…

Bunkhouse Buck is a mean and dirty old school redneck heel wearing a badass Longcoat and a cowbell. He likes to destroy jobbers, and tie them up after the match so that he can beat them with the cowbell.

“Rap is Crap! I Hate Rap!”

Konnan and Bunkhouse Buck are in the ring, and are squaring off. The argument soon turns physical, into a wild brawl, with the chaos spilling out all around ringside.

It’s a looks like a Clash of Cultures…

Eventually a number of officials and other wrestlers have to hit the ring and pull them apart before they kill each other.

Rating: 80 B


Mark Starr & Frankie Lancaster vs. The Super Assassins II w/ Jimmy Hart

In a hard-hitting match, The Super Assassins II defeated Mark Starr and Frankie “The Thumper” Lancaster in 6:26 when they defeated Mark Starr by pinfall with a Tag Spike Powerbomb.

Rating: 54 C-


Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal Hype Video

A highlight video is shown to hype the 10-Man Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal at Spring Stampede.

The object is to throw the opponent out of the cage door for the elimination. These are often bloody matches, as weapons are allowed.

The participants are Randy Savage, Curt Hennig, The Warrior, Bam Bam Bigelow, Brian Knobbs, Jerry Sags, Kevin Sullivan, One Man Gang, Jim Duggan and Steven Regal.

The winner is awarded a large Bronze Cowboy Boot trophy and an World title shot at Slamboree.

Rating: 95 A*


The Fantastics and Tim Horner vs. The Stud Stable w/ Col. Parker

It’s a good match blending flashy fast-paced offense from “White Lightning” Tim Horner and The Fantastics; with the hard-hitting power wrestling from Miracle Violence Connection and Kurosawa.

The Stud Stable (Steve Williams, Terry Gordy and Kurasawa) defeated Tim Horner and The Fantastics in 8:34 when Terry Gordy defeated Tommy Rogers by pinfall with a Powerbomb. Kurasawa and Miracle Violence Connection make defence number 4 of their WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship titles.

Rating: 73 B-


Show Rating 68 C+