Latest News from around the World

The May issue of Muscular Development magazine has an article about Diamond Dallas Page’s wife Kimberly Page as a fitness model.


Brian Pillman was arrested on drug possession charges after police spot him engaging in suspicious behavior in a seedy part of Atlanta while searching for his estranged girlfriend.


Hulk Hogan is opening up a Pastamania restaurant at the Mall of America in Minneapolis and is trying to turn it into a franchise. He is negotiating for leases in Baltimore and Philadelphia, with plans to open 5 more locations this year and another 25 in 1996, and hope to sell Hulk Hogan Pasta and sauces in supermarkets.


WCW’s Craig Pittman became the first wrestler from one of the major American promotions to take part in a shootfighting tournament, participating in a show in Japan and losing in the semi-finals in a controversial decision. The rules are slightly different than UFC and the match took place in a wrestling ring. Eric Bischoff’s idea was for Pittman to have a strong showing in hopes that it would impress UFC enough to invite him to participate in the next UFC show.


Rob Van Dam championship win! Pro Wrestling America saw a title change, as Shane Douglas lost the PWA Heavyweight championship to Rob Van Dam. This victory marks his first reign with the title. Shane Douglas managed sixteen successful title defences prior to this defeat.


Razor Ramon faced Jeff Jarrett in a dark match with Jarrett’s manager The Roadie hanging above the ring in a cage at the latest Raw taping. After the match, they put Jarrett in the cage with The Roadie and then, as a rib, left both guys hanging up there for the next few matches.


Koji Kanemoto began his first reign as IWGP Jr. Heavyweight champion, when he took the title away from El Samurai at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku. El Samurai managed five successful title defences prior to this defeat.


WCW is planning to send hyped rookie Paul Wight down to USWA for seasoning.


Bulked up Barry Windham! The new, more-muscular physique of WWF star Barry Windham has been a topic of conversation amongst some wrestling fans. Apparently the result of a “pretty intense” weight-training regime, he has definetely bulked-up considerably and is now considered a Heavyweighter.


Nailz has reached an out-of-court settlement with WWF, stemming from the incident in 1992 when Nailz attacked Vince McMahon and then both sides sued each other. The agreement basically comes down to both sides dropping their cases and no money exchanging hands, but allowing Nailz to use that name when wrestling elsewhere.


In his weekly Calgary Sun newspaper column, Bret Hart wrote about the retirement of Joe Montana and managed to get some digs in on Ric Flair and Bob Backlund, writing: “I was sad to see the end of the career of one of the truly great players of this or any other era–perhaps the best there is, the best there was or the best there ever will be. At the same time, I was happy to see Montana go out on his terms–at the top of his game, not crippled or dismembered, with class and no regrets. I hope I’m able to go out the same way and not outstay my welcome like Bob Backlund, Ric Flair and others who, sadly, have besmirched their once-shining reputations, by hanging around long after they should have.”


Century Wrestling Alliance became an official affiliate for National Wrestling Alliance and renamed NWA New England, as was its titles.


The Partriot gets ripped! New pictures have emerged showing that Del Wilkes has been working extremely hard in the gym. Boasting an incredibly ripped new physique, the 33 year old is said to be sure that his increased muscularity will have a positive impact on this career. The Patriot is expected to make his debut in WWF, when his non-compete clause has expired.


UWA Money Woes! Since the early 1990s the Universal Wrestling Assocation has struggled financially as several of their top wrestlers left the company to work for rival CMLL who could offer them more money. When Antonio Pena broke away from CMLL, and formed AAA if also affected UWA’s profit margin. Now when the Peso has lost its value the UWA is reported to be in financial ruin.


CMLL saw a title change last night, as Dr. Wagner Jr. defeated Hector Garza and El Hijo del Santo for the NWA World Middleweight Championship. El Hijo del Santo managed eighteen successful title defences prior to this defeat.


 

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

WCW Main Event

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


A random sign in the audience for jobber Frankie Lancaster, reads: “Frankie Lancaster! He’s got the know how! He’s got the moves! Thumper’s got it going on!”


Frankie Lancaster & Barry Houston vs. Harlem Heat

In a squash match that had decent heat, Harlem Heat did tear apart jobber duo Barry Houston and Frankie “The Thumper” Lancaster.

Booker T nails Barry Houston with a Top Rope Forearm Smash; and Stevie Ray slammed him down into the canvas. Stevie Ray hits a huge Powerslam on Houston; and Booker T comes off top with the Harlem Hangover to win in 5:39.

Rating: 75 B-


DDP Vignette

Lee Marshall follows up on Diamond Dallas Page being rich. DDP brags about being on the top floor. He is looking to buy a new car and makes it clear that it’s easy spending money.

Rating: 88 B+


It could just be “The Most Exciting Man in the World”!

It’s time for “Mr. Excitement” John Taylor…


John Taylor vs. Paul Orndorff w/ Toni

The loudmouth “Mr. Excitement” John Taylor gets his mouth shut with a couple of punches.

The narcissistic bully “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff is very heelish in his way, and played-up his superior physique bullying his opponent around.

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

When…

“Booty time, booty time across the U.S.A. It’s booty time, booty time…'”

It’s The Booty Man, and the subject of his infatuation is, for some reason, his own ass, which he shakes around.

“The Original Assman” is distracting “Mr. Wonderful” by putting the moves on his valet Toni.

“Mr. Excitement” surprises “Mr. Wonderful” and manages to get some offense.

“Mr. Wonderful” grows frustrated so he beats the shit out of “Mr. Excitement” and ends it in 2:43 with the Piledriver.

Rating: 55 C-


WCW US Tag Team Tournament Quarter Final

The Fantastics vs. Disorderly Conduct

In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) defeated Disorderly Conduct (Mean Mike and Tough Tom) in a Tournament Quarter Final match in 5:50 when Tommy Rogers defeated Mean Mike by pinfall with a Rocket Launcher.

Rating: 69 C+


Battlebowl Hype Video

A highlight video is shown to hype the 16-man Battlebowl that will take place at Slamboree.

The Ultimate Challenge of Skill, Luck and Survival

Only One Man Can Survive

A ‘Lethal Lottery’ system is used to draw tag-teams at random and the winners from each subsequent match will then advance to a big Battle Royal in the main event slot of the show. The winner of the “Battlebowl” Battle Royal is guaranteed a shot at the WCW World Heavyweight title at The Great American Bash.

Some of the participants are Arn Anderson, Bam Bam Bigelow, Curt Hennig, Kevin Sullivan, Kurosawa, Meng, One Man Gang, Rick Martel, Steve Austin, Steven Regal, Sting, The Great Muta, The Nasty Boys, The Steiner Brothers and The Warrrior.

Rating: 95 A*


WCW US Tag Team Tournament Quarter Final

The Lightning Express vs. The High Rollers

In an open match, The High Rollers (The Hustler and The Gambler) defeated The Lightning Express (Brad Armstrong and Tim Horner) in a Tournament Quarter Final match in 6:27 when The Gambler defeated “White Lightning” Tim Horner by pinfall, illegally using the ropes for leverage.

Rating: 66 C+


Slamboree Control Center

A Legends’ Reunion

Slamboree Control Center segment hosted by Gene Okerlund.

After a break, we’re with Gene Okerlund

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

Legends Match

Jimmy Snuka vs. Dick Murdoch

Tag Team Match for the WCW World Tag Team Titles

Fire and Ice vs. Miracle Violence Connection

Battlebowl (The winner gets an title shot at The Great American Bash)

16-man Battle Royal

WCW World Heavyweight Title Match

Randy Savage vs. Vader

Rating: 90 A*


Jim Duggan vs. Manny Fernandez

In a wild brawl, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan defeated “Raging Bull” Manny Fernandez in 7:16 by pinfall with a Scoop Slam.

Rating: 73 B-


Randy Savage vs. Vader Hype Video

A video promoting the feud between Randy Savage and Vader is aired.

Randy Savage will go head to head with champion Vader at Slamboree.

Two superstars in the same ring with the WCW World Heavyweight title on the line.

Randy Savage is the “Best there is… past, present and future!” A short tempered powerhouse known for his never-say-die attitude.

The “Rocky Mountain Horror” is one of the most physical, stiff and intimidating workers in the World. A top draw wherever he has been, Vader has dominated in Japan, Europe, Mexico and the United States. He is one of the greatest big men in wrestling history and despite weighing around 450lbs, he is known to pull off Moonsaults. He is also known for his relentless string of squash matches where he leaves masses of obliterated jobber carnage.

Nikita Koloff, Ron Simmons, Sting, Cactus Jack, Ray Traylor, Hulk Hogan and Joe Thurman all suffered legit injuries at the hands of the “Rocky Mountain Horror”.

Can “Macho Man” Randy Savage survive Vader’s Pain Game?

Rating: 100 A*


Show Rating 73 B-

 

WCW Saturday Night – [Saturday] Week 1 [May] [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 Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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 Sting and Arn Anderson.


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.


Cruiserweight match for the WCW Cruiserweight Title

Alex Wright vs. Juventud Guerrera

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, Alex Wright defeated Juventud Guerrera in 7:57 by pinfall with a fast Roll Up. Alex Wright makes defence number 3 of his WCW Cruiserweight title.

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: 64 C


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


The Booty Man vs. Chick Donovan

“Put your hands together, I’ll show you the way, come and get some booty where the big boys play.”

“Booty time, booty time across the U.S.A. It’s booty time, booty time…'”

It’s “The Original Assman”, and the subject of his infatuation is, for some reason, his own ass, which he shakes around.

His opponent “Hogansville’s Own”…

“Golden Boy” Chick Donovan!

In a cartoony WWF-style match, The Booty Man defeated Chick Donovan in 5:17 by pinfall with The Hi-Knee.

During the match we also had “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff watching the match from the ramp, while cracking his knuckles.

Rating: 55 C-


WCW Special Report

An ‘Special Report’ narrated by Eric Bischoff which stated that “Loose Cannon” Brian Pillman has been arrested on drug possession charges after police spot him engaging in suspicious behavior in a seedy part of Atlanta while searching for his estranged girlfriend.

“Well Brian….. Effin Pillman does and says whatever he wants!!!!!”

Rating: 100 A*


Fire and Ice w/ Teddy Long vs. The State Patrol

In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn’t have much heat, Fire and Ice defeated The State Patrol in 6:04 when they defeated Lt. James Earl Wright by pinfall with a Flashback followed by a Train Wreck.

Rating: 76 B-


Interview w/ Fire and Ice

After the match, Fire and Ice is interviewed by Tony Schiavone. Ice Train and Scott Norton assure Colonel Parker and the Miracle Violence Connection that at Slamboree it will be their last shot at the titles. Teddy Long says that the Parker’s boys just don’t get it and Fire and Ice will not lose the straps.

Teddy Long says that the powerhouse duo is an “Unstoppable Force”. They are stronger and they hit harder than every other tag team in WCW.

Rating: 86 B+


Battlebowl Hype Video

A highlight video is shown to hype the 16-man Battlebowl that will take place at Slamboree.

The Ultimate Challenge of Skill, Luck and Survival

Only One Man Can Survive

A ‘Lethal Lottery’ system is used to draw tag-teams at random and the winners from each subsequent match will then advance to a big Battle Royal in the main event slot of the show. The winner of the “Battlebowl” Battle Royal is guaranteed a shot at the WCW World Heavyweight title at The Great American Bash.

Some of the participants are Arn Anderson, Bam Bam Bigelow, Curt Hennig, Kevin Sullivan, Kurosawa, Meng, One Man Gang, Rick Martel, Steve Austin, Steven Regal, Sting, The Great Muta, The Nasty Boys, The Steiner Brothers and The Warrrior.

Rating: 95 A*


Pez Whatley and Sledgehammer McGill vs. Miracle Violence Connection w/ Col. Parker

They were super crisp and fast, and Booker was especially brutal while calling out Ice Train and Scott Norton through the camera.

In an extremely short match, Miracle Violence Connection defeated Pez Whatley and Sledgehammer McGill in 4:59 when Steve Williams defeated Sledgehammer McGill by pinfall with a Tag Neckbreaker Bomb.

Ice Train and Scott “Flash” Norton attempted to come ringside, but were prevented by doing so by security.

Rating: 76 B-


Interview w/ The Miracle Violence Connection

After the match, Eric Bischoff talks to Col. Robert Parker, Steve Williams and Terry Gordy. Parker says he isn’t worried about who wins the BattleBowl because Steve Williams and Terry Gordy is going to win the WCW World Tag Team titles. After Slamboree Parker is going to change Ice Train’s name to being a “beaten up young boy”.

“Dr. Death” Steve Williams and Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy known as Miracle Violence Connection is a established top team that previously have won the WCW World Tag Team titles as well as dominating and winning tag team titles in Japan. Miracle Violence Connection are are looking to end Fire and Ice once and for all by winning the titles at Slamboree.

Rating: 86 B+


Robbie Brookside & Doc Dean vs. Big, Bad, and Dangerous w/ Harley Race & Col. Parker

The “Reign of Terror” continues. It’s a bunch of repeated Corner Splashes and devastating Punches followed by a Release Powerbomb on Doc Dean.

But, it isn’t over yet. Bam Bam Bigelow takes him outside and Powerbombs him on the contrete. He drags him back in and does the deal with the Chokeslam.

Rating: 76 B-


Bobby “The Brain” Heenan predicts that Vader will defend his title against Randy Savage at Slamboree. He is never wrong.


Slamboree Control Center

A Legends’ Reunion

Slamboree 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 Slamboree.

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.

Col. Parker puffs his Cuban cigar and looks like a rooster in a hen house, while Harley Race says that there is no way that Randy Savage stand a chance in the 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.

Vader is giving “Macho Man” Randy Savage a warning. He suggests that Savage not show up to Slamboree, because there ain’t no brakes on the “Pain Train”.

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”.

Mean Gene runs down the card again. Dory Funk Jr. and Wahoo McDaniel has pulled out of the Legends Match and replacing them is Dick Murdoch to go up against Jimmy Snuka. He runs down the list of Hall Of Fame inductees (Wahoo McDaniel, Terry Funk, Antonio Inoki, Angelo Poffo, Dusty Rhodes, Gordon Solie and Big John Studd).

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

Legends Match

Jimmy Snuka vs. Dick Murdoch

Lethal Lottery

Eight tag team matches where the teams are drawn at random in a “Lethal Lottery”. Members of the winning teams would advance to the BattleBowl battle royal.

Hall Of Fame [Class of 1995]

Wahoo McDaniel, Terry Funk, Antonio Inoki, Angelo Poffo, Dusty Rhodes, Gordon Solie and posthumous inductee Big John Studd will be incucted into the WCW Hall of Fame.

“Legends Reunion”

Paul Jones, Johnny Valentine, Magnum T.A., Pedro Morales and Hiro Matsuda are confirmed for the Legends Reunion.

Tag Team Match for the WCW World Tag Team Titles

Fire and Ice vs. The Miracle Violence Connection

Battlebowl (The winner gets an title shot at Slamboree)

16-man Battle Royal

WCW World Heavyweight Title Match

Randy Savage vs. Vader

Rating: 100 A*


Heenan now picks Bam Bam Bigelow to win the Battlebowl at Slamboree. He’ll get it right no matter what.


Singles Match for the WCW World Television Title

Rick Martel vs. Curt Hennig

In an exceptional match, Rick Martel drew with Curt Hennig in 15:00 when the time limit expired.

Rating: 73 B-


Randy Savage vs. Vader Hype Video

A video promoting the feud between Randy Savage and Vader is aired.

Randy Savage will go head to head with champion Vader at Slamboree.

Two superstars in the same ring with the WCW World Heavyweight title on the line.

Randy Savage is the “Best there is… past, present and future!” A short tempered powerhouse known for his never-say-die attitude.

The “Rocky Mountain Horror” is one of the most physical, stiff and intimidating workers in the World. A top draw wherever he has been, Vader has dominated in Japan, Europe, Mexico and the United States. He is one of the greatest big men in wrestling history and despite weighing around 450lbs, he is known to pull off Moonsaults. He is also known for his relentless string of squash matches where he leaves masses of obliterated jobber carnage.

Nikita Koloff, Ron Simmons, Sting, Cactus Jack, Ray Traylor, Hulk Hogan and Joe Thurman all suffered legit injuries at the hands of the “Rocky Mountain Horror”.

Can “Macho Man” Randy Savage survive Vader’s Pain Game?

Rating: 100 A*


Sting vs. Arn Anderson w/ Ric Flair

In a bout that had sensational wrestling and fantastic heat, Sting defeated Arn Anderson in 16:03 by submission with a Scorpion Deathlock after Ric Flair accidentally hit Arn Anderson.

Rating: 88 B+


Lanny Poffo Vignette

To close the show, Lanny Poffo cut a promo on his brother “Macho Man” Ravage. Lanny says that “Macho Man” is in the best shape of his life and that his secret weapon is Randy’s father Angelo. Poffo says he has Vader’s and Ric Flair’s numbers. He says that Angelo taught them the reversal of the Figure Four and as well as Vader’s weakness.

Lanny says that his brother will win the WCW World Heavyweight title at Slamboree and then come for “The Nature Boy” to once and for all decide “Who’s the Man in WCW!”

Rating: 91 A


Show Rating 90 A

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

WCW Worldwide

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


Cruiserweight Match

Super Crazy & Los Guerreros vs. Psychosis & Los Cowboys

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, Psychosis and Los Cowboys (Silver King & El Texano) defeated Super Crazy and Los Guerreros (Eddie Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero Jr.) in 8:12 when Psychosis defeated Super Crazy by pinfall with a Psycho Stunner.

Rating: 66 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: 61 C


Masato Tanaka vs. Steven Regal w/ Aloysius Hayes

In a hard-hitting match, with brutal submission holds and stiff brawling, “Lord” Steven Regal defeated Japanese tough guy Masato Tanaka in 5:09 by submission with a Regal Stretch.

Rating: 73 B-


Interview w/ Steven Regal

Gary Cappetta had an interview with “Lord” Steven Regal and Aloysius Hayes; the aristocratic Lord Alfred Hayes’ nephew. Aloysius is wearing a bow tie and frilly shirt, and is talking in a sneering aristocratic English accent, while sipping a cup of tea.

Regal says the Queen of England is upset by the royal affairs and want someone to reclaim some glory for the UK. Regal recently won the European Cup and now has his sight set on regaining the WCW World TV title. Regal says he would happily embarass newcomer Rick Martel in the ring. Regal says a commoner like Martel, was barely a wrestling “name” when Regal started. And the only reason he’s called a “Legend” is because it’s astonishing that anyone has let him live this long after being so dreadful.

Rating: 63 C


Konnan vs. Hardbody Harrison

In a bout that had decent wrestling, “The Mexican Hulk Hogan” Konnan defeated the muscular powerhouse Hardbody Harrison in 6:10 when Hardbody Harrison was disqualified when the sleazy and dirty brawler Bunkhouse Buck ran in and attacked Konnan by clubbering him with the cowbell.

Konnan and Bunkhouse Buck has to be pulled apart by a number of officials and other wrestlers before they kill each other.

Rating: 60 C


Highlight Video on Vladimir Koloff

At 6′ 4″ and 290 lbs, Vladimir Koloff hailed as “The Russian Beast” is a physical marvel. An imposing, immovable, hulking Russian muscle mountain.

Clips of Vladimir Koloff leaving a trail of fallen opponents in the ring.

“Ivan Drago-style” clips of Vladimir Koloff training with his cousin Nikita “The Russian Nightmare” Koloff.

Rating: 99 A*


Jim Duggan and Vladimir Koloff w/ Nikita Koloff vs. Disorderly Conduct

In a entertaining brawl, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and “The Russian Beast” Vladimir Koloff defeated Mean Mike and Tough Tom.

After a hard-fought victory Jim Duggan and Vladimir Koloff defeated Disorderly Conduct in 5:50 when Vladimir Koloff defeated Tough Tom by pinfall with a Russian Sickle.

Rating: 73 B-


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

Brian Blair, Frank Andersson and Bobby Walker vs. The Stud Stable © w/ Col. Parker

In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, The Stud Stable (Steve Williams, Terry Gordy and Kurasawa) defeated Brian Blair, Frank Andersson and Bobby Walker in 7:44 when Kurasawa defeated Bobby Walker by submission with an Fujiwara Armbar. Kurasawa and Miracle Violence Connection make defence number 7 of their WCW World Six-Man Tag Team titles.

Rating: 70 C+


Show Rating 68 C+

Latest News from around the World

Turner Broadcasting executives are pretty hands-off with WCW and have given Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan full control of every aspect of the company. Bischoff has basically been given a year to get the finances in order and turn the ship around, so any and all budget cuts and firings are 100% Bischoff’s and Hogan’s decisions.


Missy Hyatt was looking to get an backstage interviewing job with WWF, but was turned down.


Dory Funk Jr. has backed out of wrestling at WCW’s Slamboree in a planned legends match, since he is still recovering from his torn ACL. Wahoo McDaniel has also declined the proposed match, due to wear and tear from currently touring the United States with the Xcitement Wrestling Federation.


According to insiders, WCW plans to turn “Macho Man” Randy Savage heel sometime early next year for a huge moneymaking feud with Hulk Hogan.


AAA had to cancel a planned show in San Jose this week due to their own disorganization. The arena was booked, but AAA is seemingly in chaos and had no lineup announced, no transportation planned and the show just fell apart. AAA and CMLL are both trying to expand into the United States, but it just doesn’t seem to be working.


Sabu and WCW have not yet reached a deal. Eric Bischoff offered Sabu a spot as the top heel in the new WCW Cruiserweight division and a possible feud with the 19-year old prodigy Alex Wright, but Sabu turned it down because he doesn’t want to be typecast as a Cruiserweight wrestler. Sabu reportedly wants to feud for the WCW United States title since that’s the title his uncle The Sheik is famous for holding (Back in the NWA days, The Sheik held the “Detroit version” of the title 12 times).


The WWF reaches an agreement to begin airing periodic prime time specials on NBC. However, Dick Ebersol, who heads up the network’s sports department, cancels the agreement only days later.


ABC’s Wide World of Sports aired their segment on wrestling this week. It was a segment called “Requiem for the Heavyweights” and as expected, tried to tie steroids to the death of Big John Studd. Sports Illustrated interviewed Ultimate Warrior, Missy Hyatt, and Dave Meltzer about the death of Big John Studd. WCW was reportedly relieved because they expected the story to be a lot worse and they’re terrified of anyone taking a close look at the steroid and drug situation in their company.


Brian Pillman gone from WCW! WCW and Brian Pillman have parted company after his contract expired. “Loose Cannon” Brian Pillman has been unavailable to comment about his future.


 

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

WCW Main Event

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


The Booty Man vs. Disco Inferno

It’s Disco Inferno dancing on the way to the ring while the annoyed fans chant “Disco sucks!”.

In an cartoony WWF-ripoff match, The Booty Man defeated Disco Inferno in 6:17 when Disco Inferno intentionally got disqualified by throwing his opponent over the top rope.

Rating: 65 C


Battlebowl Hype Video

A highlight video is shown to hype the 16-man Battlebowl that will take place at Slamboree.

The Ultimate Challenge of Skill, Luck and Survival

Only One Man Can Survive

A ‘Lethal Lottery’ system is used to draw tag-teams at random and the winners from each subsequent match will then advance to a big Battle Royal in the main event slot of the show. The winner of the “Battlebowl” Battle Royal is guaranteed a shot at the WCW World Heavyweight title at The Great American Bash.

Some of the participants are Arn Anderson, Bam Bam Bigelow, Curt Hennig, Kevin Sullivan, Kurosawa, Meng, One Man Gang, Rick Martel, Steve Austin, Steven Regal, Sting, The Great Muta, The Nasty Boys, The Steiner Brothers and The Warrrior.

Rating: 95 A*


WCW US Tag Team Tournament Quarter Final

The American Males vs. The Power Company

Marcus Bagwell and Scotty Riggs are two “pretty boys” who are fond of their own bodies and popular with women. They both wear wrestling tights and leather vests and are clapping their hands over their heads in time with their entrance music.

The Power Company is two of the most massive and powerful grapplers ever to enter the squared-circle. In classic old school powerhouse fashion they brutally demolished the competition.

Despite being dominated in the ring, the underdog duo The American Males defeated The Power Company in a Tournament Quarter Final match in 5:52 when Marcus Bagwell defeated Dave Power by pinfall with a surprise Roll Up.

Rating: 70 C+


DDP Vignette

Lee Marshall follows up on Diamond Dallas Page being rich. DDP brags about being on the top floor. DDP talks about winning his money gambling. He has gold everywhere except around his waist, but that will be changing soon for him as he and Max Muscle will advance in the WCW US Tag Team Tournament tonight.

Rating: 85 B+


WCW US Tag Team Tournament Quarter Final

Bad Attitude vs. Diamond Fever w/ Diamond Doll

In an open match between two heel tag teams, grizzled veterans Bad Attitude defeated Diamond Fever in a Tournament Quarter Final match in 9:39 when “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton defeated the clumpsy bodybuilder Max Muscle by pinfall with a fast Roll Up.

Rating: 71 C+


Slamboree Control Center

A Legends’ Reunion

Slamboree Control Center segment hosted by Gene Okerlund.

After a break, we’re with Gene Okerlund

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

Legends Match

? vs. ?

Battlebowl (The winner gets an title shot at The Great American Bash)

16-man Battle Royal

WCW World Heavyweight Title Match

Randy Savage vs. Vader

Rating: 100 A*


Joey Maggs vs. Paul Orndorff w/ Toni

The narcissistic bully “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff is very heelish in his way, and played-up his superior physique bullying his opponent around.

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

When…

“Booty time, booty time across the U.S.A. It’s booty time, booty time…'”

It’s The Booty Man, and the subject of his infatuation is, for some reason, his own ass, which he shakes around.

“The Original Assman” is distracting “Mr. Wonderful” by putting the moves on his valet Toni.

Joey Maggs surprises Orndorff with a Roll Up for 1-2!

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

“Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff defeated underdog “Jumping” Joey Maggs in 8:01 by pinfall with a Spike Piledriver.

Rating: 69 C+


Randy Savage vs. Vader Hype Video

A video promoting the feud between Randy Savage and Vader is aired.

Randy Savage will go head to head with champion Vader at Slamboree.

Two superstars in the same ring with the WCW World Heavyweight title on the line.

Randy Savage is the “Best there is… past, present and future!” A short tempered powerhouse known for his never-say-die attitude.

The “Rocky Mountain Horror” is one of the most physical, stiff and intimidating workers in the World. A top draw wherever he has been, Vader has dominated in Japan, Europe, Mexico and the United States. He is one of the greatest big men in wrestling history and despite weighing around 450lbs, he is known to pull off Moonsaults. He is also known for his relentless string of squash matches where he leaves masses of obliterated jobber carnage.

Nikita Koloff, Ron Simmons, Sting, Cactus Jack, Ray Traylor, Hulk Hogan and Joe Thurman all suffered legit injuries at the hands of the “Rocky Mountain Horror”.

Can “Macho Man” Randy Savage survive Vader’s Pain Game?

Rating: 100 A*


Show Rating 82 B

 

WCW Saturday Night – [Saturday] Week 4 [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 19,000 at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Lousiana.

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 The Warrior and Four Horsemen member Ric Flair for the WCW United States 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.


Cruiserweight Match

Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Psychosis

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Psychosis in 10:01 by pinfall with a Top Rope Senton.

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: 64 C


“Mean” Gene Okerlund is promoting a WCW Hotline story on wrestling legends The Road Warriors that could sign with WCW…


Konnan vs. Disco Inferno

It’s Disco Inferno dancing on the way to the ring while the annoyed fans chant “Disco sucks!”.

“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!”

It’s a clash of cultures as Disco Inferno collides with the “the Mexican Hulk Hogan” Konnan.

In a decent match, Konnan defeated Disco Inferno in 5:32 by submission with a Tequila Sunrise.

Rating: 62 C


Highlights Of the Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal [from Spring Stampede]

Recap of Randy Savage winning the Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal, which gives him a title shot at the WCW World Heavyweight title at Slamboree.

Rating: 95 A*


The Steiner Brothers vs. The High Rollers

In an good match, The Steiner Brothers defeated The High Rollers in 5:03 when Rick Steiner defeated The Hustler by pinfall with a Steinerizer.

The Hustler vociferously protested to the referee that his opponent did cheat. Accompanied by a frenzied voice and wild pantomimes The Hustler claims that his hair was pulled by Rick Steiner to score the victory. 

Rating: 75 B-


Highlights Of Sting vs. Vader [from Spring Stampede]

Recap of Vader defeating Sting in a No Holds Barred match to retain the WCW World Heavyweight title.

Rating: 100 A*


Barry Houston and Frankie Lancaster vs. Big, Bad, and Dangerous w/ Harley Race & Col. Parker

In an extremely stiff squash match, Big, Bad, and Dangerous defeated Barry Houston and Frankie Lancaster. It ended in 1:37 by pinfall with Tag Double Release Powerbombs.

After the match, Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow tosses the jobbers to the floor and then Powerbombs Houston and Lancaster on the concrete!

Rating: 57 C-


Interview w/ Big, Bad and Dangerous

Mike Tenay had an interview with Big, Bad and Dangerous hyping Vader’s upcoming title match with “Macho Man” Randy Savage at Slamboree. Harley Race put Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow over as the most dangerous two men in the business. Race says that Vader will get the job done at Slamboree.

Rating: 100 A*


The Nasty Boys vs. Harlem Heat

The Nasty Boys don’t come through the entrance way, but instead from behind and attack their opponents. Stevie Ray and Booker T are punched to the floor and the crowd gets jacked for it!

Booker T and Brian Knobbs start the match with Booker T working over Knobbs in the corner with strikes. Sloppy as usual Knobbs botches a Bulldog and delivers an Elbow Drop for a two count.

Booker T gets back dropped by The Nasty Boys. Stevie Ray enters and gets knocked down by Knobbs and he follows up with a Legdrop. Stevie Ray gets control over Sags with punches. Sags delivers a big Clothesline and Knobbs comes back in to deliver an Elbow Drop.

Booker T nails Sags with a Leaping Sidekick and tags in his brother to maintain control. Stevie Ray Clotheslines Sags, but can’t get a three count. Booker T leaps off the middle rope, but is caught by Sags, who hits a sloppy looking Powerslam! Knobbs gets tagged in and he Backdrops Booker T and Slams Stevie Ray.

Knobbs runs over the opponents with Clotheslines and signals for Pity City and drops Booker T to the mat face first. Knobbs covers Booker T, but Stevie Ray breaks the cover and the referee calls for the bell after Stevie Ray is sent over the top.

In a bout that had sensational wrestling and good heat, Harlem Heat defeated The Nasty Boys in 9:48 when Brian Knobbs got disqualified while fighting Stevie Ray.

Rating: 81 B


Slamboree Control Center

A Legends’ Reunion

Slamboree Control Center segment hosted by Gene Okerlund.

After a break, we’re with Gene Okerlund

Mean Gene talks to “Macho Man” Randy Savage about his match at Slamboree against WCW World Heavyweight champion Vader. Savage knows that anything goes when he meets Vader at Slamboree. He is going to knock Vader out at the Pay-Per-View.

Savage says that neither Vader and Ric Flair is “The Man in WCW!” Because the only man in WCW is the “Macho Man”.

“Best there is… past, present and future!”

“Ohhhhh yeahhhh!”

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

Legends Match

? vs. ?

Lethal Lottery

Eight tag team matches where the teams are drawn at random in a “Lethal Lottery”. Members of the winning teams would advance to the BattleBowl battle royal.

BattleBowl (The winner gets an title shot at Slamboree)

16-man Battle Royal

Singles Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Title

Randy Savage vs. Vader

Rating: 100 A*


Jim Duggan and Vladimir Koloff w/ Nikita Koloff vs. Kevin Sullivan & One Man Gang w/ Woman

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

Kevin Sullivan did throw “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan to the floor and distract the referee so that his bash brother One Man Gang could beat up Duggan on the floor.

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

The rough and tumble brawler and power wrestler Jim Duggan is the bleeding, asskicking babyface brawler from Hell and used his 2-by-4 to get his revenge on the bad guys.

In a bout that had great wrestling and good heat, Kevin Sullivan & One Man Gang defeated Jim Duggan and Vladimir Koloff in 7:48 when Jim Duggan got disqualified after going into a rage and refusing to stop assaulting Kevin Sullivan and One Man Gang with the 2-by-4.

After the bout, Jim Duggan and The Koloffs attempted to go backstage to settle the score with Kevin Sullivan and One Man Gang, but were prevented by doing so by Doug Dillenger and WCW security.

Rating: 74 B-


Singles Match for the WCW World Television Title

Rick Martel vs. Bunkhouse Buck

In a bout that had great wrestling and good heat, the hot tempered technician Rick Martel defeated the mean and sleazy brawler known as Bunkhouse Buck in 8:03 by submission with a Boston Crab after a distraction from Konnan. Rick Martel makes defence number 1 of his WCW World Television Championship title.

Rating: 72 B-


BattleBowl Hype Video

A highlight video is shown to hype the 16-man BattleBowl that will take place at Slamboree.

The Ultimate Challenge of Skill, Luck and Survival

Only One Man Can Survive

A ‘Lethal Lottery’ system is used to draw tag-teams at random and the winners from each subsequent match will then advance to a big Battle Royal in the main event slot of the show. The winner of the “Battlebowl” Battle Royal is guaranteed a shot at the WCW World Heavyweight title at The Great American Bash.

Some of the participants are Arn Anderson, Bam Bam Bigelow, Curt Hennig, Kevin Sullivan, Kurosawa, Meng, One Man Gang, Rick Martel, Steve Austin, Steven Regal, Sting, The Great Muta, The Nasty Boys, The Steiner Brothers and The Warrrior.

Rating: 95 A*


Singles Match for the WCW United States Title

The Warrior vs. Ric Flair w/ Elizabeth

The Warrior begin the match in a berserker rage. He charged into the ring and proceeded to beat the crap out of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

Ric Flair widely considered the best pro wrestler ever is selling like crazy, while The Warrior is dominating him with power moves.

Flair wasn’t given the nickname “The Dirtiest Player in the Game” for nothing. He tries both the thumb to the eye and the kick to the groin.

Ric Flair is begging for mercy. He has had enough. He wasn’t prepared for this.

A punch, two Clotheslines, a Gorilla Press Slam

The Warrior is preparing for the Running Splash.

When all else failed, Ric Flair escapes to the floor and intentionally got counted out. The Warrior looks confused as the champion mocks him surrounded by his fellow Horsemen.

“Woooo!”

“To be the man! Woooo!, you gotta beat the man!”

In an unbelievable match, The Warrior defeated Ric Flair in 14:50 when Ric Flair intentionally got counted out.

Rating: 91 A


Randy Savage vs. Vader Hype Video

A video promoting the feud between Randy Savage and Vader is aired.

Randy Savage will go head to head with champion Vader at Slamboree.

Two superstars in the same ring with the WCW World Heavyweight title on the line.

Randy Savage is the “Best there is… past, present and future!” A short tempered powerhouse known for his never-say-die attitude.

The “Rocky Mountain Horror” is one of the most physical, stiff and intimidating workers in the World. A top draw wherever he has been, Vader has dominated in Japan, Europe, Mexico and the United States. He is one of the greatest big men in wrestling history and despite weighing around 450lbs, he is known to pull off Moonsaults. He is also known for his relentless string of squash matches where he leaves masses of obliterated jobber carnage.

Nikita Koloff, Ron Simmons, Sting, Cactus Jack, Ray Traylor, Hulk Hogan and Joe Thurman all suffered legit injuries at the hands of the “Rocky Mountain Horror”.

Can “Macho Man” Randy Savage survive Vader’s Pain Game?

Rating: 100 A*



Show Rating 91 A

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

WCW Worldwide

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


Cruiserweight Match

La Parka Negra vs. La Parka

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, La Parka defeated La Parka Negra in 8:11 by pinfall with a La Parkinator.

Rating: 48 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: 65 C


Barry Houston vs. Kurasawa w/ Col. Parker

In a stiff squash match, “The Japanese Wildman” Kurasawa Known totally demolished his outmatched opponent with brutal submission holds and stiff brawling.

It ended in 3:28 by submission with a Fujiwara Armbar.

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: 47 D


Frank Andersson vs. Nobutaka Araya

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 Nobutaka Araya in 4:51 by submission with an Armbar.

Rating: 52 D+


Highlight Video on Vladimir Koloff

At 6′ 4″ and 290 lbs, Vladimir Koloff hailed as “The Russian Beast” is a physical marvel. An imposing, immovable, hulking Russian muscle mountain.

Clips of Vladimir Koloff leaving a trail of fallen opponents in the ring.

“Ivan Drago-style” clips of Vladimir Koloff training with his cousin Nikita “The Russian Nightmare” Koloff.

Rating: 98 A*


Vladimir Koloff w/ Nikita Koloff vs. Manny Fernandez

This wild brawl was stiff as hell.

After a hard-fought victory Vladimir Koloff defeated Manny Fernandez in 6:19 by pinfall with a Russian Sickle.

Rating: 70 C+


Highlight Video on The Great Muta

The Great Muta is credited as one of the first Japanese wrestlers to achieve a fan base outside of his native Japan in the United States. The Great Muta is one of the most influential gimmicks in Puroresu, having been emulated by many wrestlers. Muta’s epic battles with WCW’s face-painted franchise, Sting, are what truly gave rise to his legend.

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: 100 A*


Bobby Walker w/ Teddy Long vs. The Great Muta

In a open match with good comeback segments, The Great Muta defeated “Hardwork” Bobby Walker in 6:12 by pinfall with a Shining Wizard.

Rating: 73 B-


Show Rating 76 B-

Latest News from around the World

A return to film-making beckons for wrestling legend Roddy Piper as he has been cast in an upcoming big budget animation movie. Piper, who has landed a lead role, is expected to begin filming in three months.


UFC 5’s buyrate is 1.05 which would make it higher than the best buyrate WCW has ever done and about equal with many WWF buyrates. And this is with no TV and very little mainstream publicity. Experts says UFC buyrates will start surpassing Wrestlemania numbers by next year at the rate they’ve been going up. UFC wants to do a future Ken Shamrock vs. Royce Gracie rematch. NWA World Champion Dan Severn made the NWA relevant again after winning the UFC 5 tournament and is now fielding offers from pretty much every wrestling promotion in the world.


In breaking news, our reporters have confirmed that Pancrase worker Bas Rutten has just won his MMA fight.


Sabu has joined up with ECW-enemy Dennis Coraluzzo and they are working together to promote a show in Michigan. Sabu’s lifelong dream has been to run his own promotion like his uncle The Sheik and that’s what Sabu and Coraluzzo are doing now. Sabu is upset that Paul Heyman buried him in front of the ECW fans. Heyman is pissed about Sabu’s statements about ECW not being real wrestling and wanting more clean finishes. Sabu also has had negotiations with WCW, but wants to work there part-time while keeping Japan as his primary focus. There are rumors about the Sabu vs. ECW situation being a work.


The CMLL World Trios titles changed hands last night, as Mano Negra, Super Astro and Mascarita Sagrada became the new champions, ending the reign of Jaque Mate, Emilio Charles Jr. and Sangre Chicana.


60 Minutes and Sports Illustrated are both reportedly working on stories about deaths in wrestling, focusing on the recent death of Big John Studd (linked to steroids and Dr. Zahorian during Vince McMahon’s trial). Insiders claims that, WCW is the most concerned about it because every story about steroids always comes back to Hulk Hogan, plus there’s concern that Ted Turner’s name could be linked to it, which would be very bad news for WCW.


ECW Barely Legal! Extreme Championship Wrestling held Barely Legal last night in Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, and drew 9,485 fans. The feedback has been that the show was awesome. The performance of the night belonged to Atsushi Onita after his performance in the tag team match with Nova against and Ace Darling & Balls Mahoney. In the main event Chris Candido defeated Rocco Rock to retain the ECW World Heavyweight title.


New Jack has gotten into some trouble again. For whatever reason, New Jack showed up on this low-level indie show near Cincinnati. New Jack ran in during the main event and began throwing real punches at everyone in the ring, and gave one guy a cut that required 12 stitches. Security guards eventually realized that this had gotten out of hand and tackled New Jack which led to more fighting in the parking lot. When the cops showed up, New Jack had already left.


Hayabusa has recently been wrestling in the United States, mainly in the Florida area.The World Wrestling Federation is interested in Hayabusa and offered a tryout, but he has declined and remains with FMW.


Hiroyoshi Tenzan ended weeks of rumour last night, as a press release on the NJPW website revealed that he had signed a contract with them. He was sent away on an international excursion in 1994, and New Japan now hopes to benefit from the skills and experience he has picked up in CWA, WCW and XWF.


Puerto Rico’s main pro wrestling promotion World Wrestling Council are now a member of the National Wrestling Alliance again. The promotion was previous a member between 1973 and 1988.


Stampede Wrestling have rejoined the National Wrestling Alliance. The promotion was previous a member between 1951 and 1982.


At the recent WCW TV tapings, Tony Schiavone almost got into a fight with colleague Chris Cruise, after he caused some damage to his rental car and refused to pay for it.


5 Star Match! It’s rare that we see a genuine “five star” match, but this Wednesday certainly delivered in a big way when Shinya Hashimoto defeated Toshiaki Kawada. The ultra-stiff match has made the NJPW My Enemy Tour one of the must-see events of the year, and is bound to feature heavily in the voting for Match Of The Year.


WWF Insiders confirms that The Kliq has been manipulating the WWF locker room against Bob Holly. The Kliq is a backstage group in the World Wrestling Federation composed of Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Sean Waltman and Aldo Montoya. Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, wields an immense amount of power within the company, which they use to positively influence one another’s careers. Shawn Michaels was a previous of The Kliq until his friendship with Kevin Nash ended in last year.


At the latest WWF tapings Shawn Michaels ended up in a backstage fight with The Blu Brothers. At the show, the two brothers entered Shawn Michael’s dressing room and put a chair against the door to prevent anyone from coming in. They grabbed Michaels by the throat and held him against the wall while giving him a beating and calling him “a little f*gg*t” and “a punk ass b*tch”. Reports say that Shawn was crying like a wimp after the incident. “There are various reports as to the whys of this incident basically stemming from personal disagreements.” Shawn isn’t popular in the locker room and many wrestlers want to rough him up, but don’t because of Shawn’s status and power within the company. The Blu Brothers got away with it because of their friendship with Kevin Nash (who don’t have Shawn’s back anymore since their friendship ended last year), and because they are on their way out of the company anyway.


NJPW steals from AJPW! Last night saw New Japan complete the signing of AJPW blue chipper Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, as they continue to bolster their roster.


MMA win for Malenko! In breaking news, our reporters have confirmed that Carl Greco also known as Carl Malenko has just won his MMA fight. Fans can expect the former Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi shoot wrestler to soon return to the world of pro wrestling.


ECWA Annual Super 8 Tournament! East Coast Wrestling Assocation held the Annual Super 8 Tournament last night in Knott Arena, in Emmitsburg, Maryland and drew 2,994 fans. The feedback has been that the show was awesome. Christopher Daniels won the tournament after defeating Joe Malenko, Rhino and finally Rob Van Dam. While Rob Van Dam defeated Matt Hardy and Devon Storm to secure his spot in the final. Performance of the night belongs to Shane Douglas that defeated Terry Taylor to retain the ECWA Heavyweight title.


Pro Wrestling America saw a title change last night at PWA Grapplefest, as 17-year old wonderkid Mr. Aguila lost the PWA Light Heavyweight Championship to Cham Pain. This victory marks his first reign with the title. Mr. Aguila managed nine successful title defences prior to this defeat.


Another 5 Star Match! At the NJPW My Enemy Tour (Sunday), we saw one of the best matches in recent memory as Shinya Hashimoto defeated Toshiaki Kawada. The hard-hitting bout is bound to be a top contender for the “Match of the Year” award.


WAR saw a title change last night at the WAR Super J Cup, as Yuji Yasuraoka lost the WAR International Jr. Heavyweight Championship to Masaaki Mochizuki.


 

Spring Stampede [1995]

WCW Spring Stampede

The Biggest. The Baddest. No Bull.

 

These are the results from WCW Spring Stampede, being held by World Championship Wrestling. It is being held in front of 8,125 people at Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta.


We get introduced to Spring Stampede by Tony Schiavone. Our main event match will be a No Holds Barred match with Sting vs. Vader. Sting is looking for revenge on his arch rival Vader that has been attacking him on several occasions, as well as injured Sting’s best friend Hulk Hogan. Tonight could be the End of Sting, as “Rocky Mountain Horror” Vader is trying to injure Sting and end his career.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan and Eric Bischoff.

Tony Schiavone, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Eric Bischoff and “Mean” Gene Okerlund make predictions regarding the main event. 

Let’s get to it!


Cruiserweight Match for the WCW Cruiserweight Title

Alex Wright vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, 19-year old prodigy “Das Wunderkind” Alex Wright defeated 20-year old “once in a lifetime” talent Rey Mysterio Jr. in 13:49 by pinfall with a quick Roll Up, despite his opponent controlling most of the action. Alex Wright makes defence number 2 of his WCW Cruiserweight Championship title.

Rating: 56 C-


Cruiserweight Division Hype Video

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: 49 D-


Bunkhouse Brawl

Konnan vs. Bunkhouse Buck

“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!”

It’s a clash of cultures as sleazy ‘n’ dirty brawler Bunkhouse Buck collides with the “the Mexican Hulk Hogan” Konnan.

Bunkhouse Buck, chews smilingly on some tobacco before coolly spitting out the juices on Konnan’s shirt. Konnan and Bunkhouse Buck get into a wild fist fight and the crowd gets jacked for it.

Konnan gets a Eye Rake followed by a stiff haymaker.

In true hockey fashion, Buck pulls the shirt over Konnan’s head and then whips him with the rope, before bringing him out and introducing him to the post. Buck chokes him out with the rope attached to his Cowbell. Konnan fights back one-handed, and then frees himself and cowbells Buck right over the head.

Back in, Buck goes up, but Konnan hammers him down. That gets two. Konnan continue to beat up Bunkhouse Buck and the ref is bumped.

Konnan is riling up the crowd and showing them how to be “’bout it, ‘bout it and rowdy rowdy”. It’s time for Montezuma’s Revenge, when Buck clobbers Konnan with his cowboy boot for the pin.

Bunkhouse Buck defeated Konnan in a Bunkhouse Brawl match in 10:11 by pinfall while using his cowboy boot.

Rating: 64 C


Post Match Brawl

Konnan is furious.

“That dirty, stinking, stupid “gringo”, coming here with his stupid cowboy hat, with his stupid longcoat, and that stupid Cowbell. Stinking of of beer and sweat! How dare you hit “The Mexican Icon” with that filthy stinking cowboy boot of yours!”

Konnan And Bunkhouse Buck end up in a wild brawl, with the chaos spilling out all around ringside. They are destroying each other using steel chairs, tables, the cowbell and Buck’s cowboy boot.

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

Rating: 65 C


The Booty Man vs. Paul Orndorff w/ Toni

“Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff works on The Booty Man in a brutal, sadistic, brawling “old school” villain style.

“Mr. Wonderful” is very heelish in his way, and played-up his superior physique bullying “The Original Assman” around dominating the match.

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

In a match that had decent wrestling, good heat, The Booty Man defeated Paul Orndorff in 9:43 by pinfall with a Surprise Cradle out-of-nowhere. The Booty Man quickly escapes from the ring and Orndorff’s wrath.

Orndorff can’t believe his eyes, losing to this joke of a wrestler.

In the crowd we see t-shirts and banners mocking him and “Mr. Wonderful” is throwing his robe down in anger.

Rating: 56 C-


The Mystery Challenger is revealed

Commissioner Bockwinkel is standing with the WCW World TV champion Arn Anderson. “Double J” looks focused for tonights task

Arn fits the camera with an icy stare while flashing the Four Fingers.

Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel announces that he has decided to give a Canadian talent a chance to shine tonight, and he brings out Rick Martel for a singles match against Arn Anderson for the WCW World TV title.

Rick Martel makes a spectacular over-the-top entrance, while “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson looks shocked. He wasn’t prepared for a opponent of this calibre.

Rating: 90 A


Singles Match for the WCW Television Title

Rick Martel vs. Arn Anderson

In a open match that had great wrestling, lengthy mat reversals segments and a good reaction from the crowd, Canadian Rick Martel defeated Four Horsemen member Arn Anderson in 13:36 by pinfall by blocking a Roll Up attempt. Rick Martel wins the WCW World Television Championship title and received a standing ovation from the Canadian crowd.

Rating: 81 B


Interview w/ Sting

In Locker Room Blue, “Mean Gene” is conducting an interview with “The Franchise of WCW” Sting.

The Stinger will never go anywhere and he is here to stay. Sting say that he will take care of business tonight. He has beaten Vader before and will do it again.

“It’s showtime, folks!”

Sting is cupping his hands together and yelling…

“Owwwwww!”

Rating: 99 A*


Falls Count Anywhere Match for No 1 Contership

The Steiner Brothers vs. Miracle Violence Connection w/ Col. Parker

It was a hard-hitting bout filled with stiff brawling, Lariats and Submissions, which then gave way to really hard Slams and Suplexes.

There is a lot of prestige and heat between these two established top tag teams that have won tag team titles all over the World.

In a open match that had superb tag team wrestling and a good reaction from the crowd, Miracle Violence Connection defeated The Steiner Brothers in a Falls Count Anywhere match in 15:07 when Steve Williams defeated Rick Steiner by pinfall with a Tag Neckbreaker Bomb after Col. Robert Parker interfered by smashing Rick Steiner over the head with his briefcase.

Rating: 82 B


Interview w/ Vader

In Locker Room Red, Mike Tenay had an interview with Vader and his manager Harley Race hyping the upcoming match with Sting.

The rest of The Stud Stable (Bam Bam Bigelow, Steve Williams, Terry Gordy and Kurosawa) is standing in the background. Vader calls himself a m*therf*cker and it gets censored. He says Commissioner Bockwinkel doesn’t run this company, Hogan does, and now Hogan buddy Sting’s going to have to pay just like Hogan did at SuperBrawl.

“‘Who’s the Man?’ “I fear no man and I feel no pain!”

Rating: 100 A*


Tag Team Match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship titles

Fire and Ice w/ Teddy Long vs. Harlem Heat

The powerhouse duo Fire and Ice (Ice Train and Scott Norton) is an “Unstoppable Force” in WCW. They are stronger and they hit harder than every other tag team in WCW. Scott “Flash” Norton is one of the hugest and strongest men in the history of pro wrestling, a true super heavyweight strongman legend built as a battle tank and his partner Ice Train is a athletic powerhouse.

 

Harlem Heat just dominates Ice Train with a series of power moves. The champions are in trouble. Booker T and Stevie Ray are showing how talented they are with several fluid doubleteam moves.

Eventually, Scott “Flash” Norton fought back in kind, leveling Stevie Ray with one of the most devastating Lariats in wrestling history. Norton looks like a main battle tank wreaking havoc. Fire and Ice won the match with a Flashback followed by a Train Wreck.

In a open bout that had good wrestling and a good reaction from the crowd, Fire and Ice defeated Harlem Heat in 15:35. Fire and Ice make defence number 10 of their WCW World Tag Team Championship titles.

Rating: 79 B


Calgary Street Fight

Ray Traylor & Vladimir Koloff w/ Nikita Koloff vs. Meng & Kurosawa w/ Col. Parker

This was a hard-hitting war between “The Law and “The Russian Beast” vs. “The Face Of Fear” and the Japanese wildman. In a highly entertaining slugfest the four tough guys pummel each other with reckless abandon all over the place.

In a wild brawl that had hard-hitting action and a good reaction from the crowd, Kurasawa & Meng defeated Ray Traylor & Vladimir Koloff in a Calgary Street Fight match in 15:06 when Meng defeated Vladimir Koloff by pinfall with a brutal Savate Kick.

“There are 3 types of men: tough men, wrestler-tough men, and then there’s Meng. The Face of Fear. A man truly feared and respected for his brute strength and unprecedented intensity.

Rating: 77 B


Post Match Beatdown

The brutal match is over, and the lawman-turned-vigilante Ray Traylor and his Russian partner Vladimir Koloff are left down. Meng and Kurosawa continue to attack, and beat both Traylor and Vladimir Koloff into the concrete with Steel Chairs. “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff try to interfere, but is smashed over the head with a Steel Chair.

Kurosawa broke Ray Traylor’s arm using a Cross Armbreaker to show how dangerous they are.

Sting and The Warrior make a big entrance and clean house from the baddies to make the save.

Rating: 84 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*


Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal

Best Friends Now Bitter Rivals Brawl For It All!

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

It’s time for the big brawl we all have been waiting for.

Winner gets an title shot at Slamboree.

It’s a entertaining and hard-hitting brawlfest in the mold of War Games, but involving weapons and the crowd gets jacked for it!

The Nasties bring steel chairs that they slams around, while Kevin Sullivan and his bash brother One Man Gang brings chains. Steven Regal brings his cricket paddle, while “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan brings his trusty two-by-four.

It’s a no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners brawl.

The Nasties and Kevin Sullivan/One Man Gang hit each other as hard as possible to ensure that their hated rivals left the battle feeling like they’d been hit by trucks.

 

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan is an excellent, bleeding, asskicking babyface brawler from Hell, wreaking havoc with his two-by-four. We see the classic rough and tumble brawler and power wrestler Duggan from Mid-South.

The first elimination is Jim Duggan by Bam Bam Bigelow via out the door.

 

“Lord” Steven Regal is a stereotypical British gentleman with a mean streak, and that  often come across like an Upper-Class Twit.

The aggressive blue blood looked the proper gentleman in his spotless cravat and houndstooth blazers, but he wrestled with all the refinement of a Manchester soccer hooligan. Mixing equal parts Snake Pit submissions and carnie survival tricks.

The next elimination is Steven Regal by “Macho Man” Randy Savage via over the cage.

 

The Nasties are swinging their Steel Chairs. They brains One Man Gang! They brains Kevin Sullivan numerous times!

The use the Steel Chair to give Sullivan a Crimson Mask. Sullivan’s face being covered in his own blood.

 

“The Most Evil Man in Professional Wrestling of All Time” Kevin Sullivan is tearing it up in the ring. He is punishing his opponents with a brutal, sadistic, “old school” brawling style.

The Boston bad boy, stomped heroes like Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags with the Sam Adams-soaked rage of a Beantown bar fighter.

We see his evil smile through the crimson mask while dishing out his stiff and sadistic offense.

Next elimination is Kevin Sullivan by The Warrior via a boot to the head from behind, through the door while occupied brawling with The Nasties.

 

It’s a no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners brawl with blood being visible during the match. There is blood all over the ring and the steel cage…

 

Bam Bam Bigelow is looking strong and dominates inside the cage. “The Beast from the East” is hurling his mammoth 400 pounds frame around the ring in the manner of an acrobat without compromising his formidable power game.

 

“Sloppy as hell and more than a little dangerous”. The Nasty Boys wrestles in a ‘garbage’ brawl-style that features a lot of hard-hitting strikes that makes their matches more like streetfights than pro wrestling matches. The are focusing on One Man Gang, a big brawling man, who is very tough.

All three brawlers have crimson masks.

Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags try for several minutes to get One Man Gang to fall out of the cage door and wind up taking themselves out as well with the help of Bam Bam Bigelow and his devastating offense.

The Nasty Boys and One Man Gang were eliminated via out the door by Bam Bam Bigelow as The Nasties attempted to eliminate One Man Gang.

 

Final Four

The four participants left Bam Bam Bigelow, Curt Hennig, Randy Savage and The Warrior.

 

The immense technical wrestling talent Curt Hennig is dominating Randy Savage.

“Macho Man” is really in trouble as Hennig tries to eliminate him.

The next elimination is Curt Hennig by The Warrior via a boot to the head from behind, through the door while occupied trying to eliminate Randy Savage.

Savage miraculous manages to hang on and remains inside the cage.

 

The 400 pounds monster heel Bam Bam Bigelow is looking unstoppable with his devastating offense.

That leaves Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Randy Savage vs. The Warrior. They go back and forth for a few minutes until the two faces gang up against Bam Bam.

Next elimination is Bam Bam Bigelow by The Warrior via out the door.

 

So we have the intense and fearless “Randy Savage vs. a snarling, facepainted maniac with neon tassels on his biceps.

*The Warrior is shaking his head rapidly*

“Awwwwwwwwwwwwww you can feel it, dudes!”

The Warrior enter a berserker rage and proceed to beat the ever-loving crap out of Savage.

 

Savage looks demoralized and try to climb the cage, but The Warrior is slamming him down into the canvas.

 

This could be it!

 

A punch, two Clotheslines, a Gorilla Press Slam..

 

The Warrior looks to finish his opponent with the Running Splash.

 

The Warrior is charging towards Randy Savage.

 

But…

 

Randy Savage throws himself out of the way causing The Warrior to crash into the cage door with full force and out of the cage.

 

It’s unbelievable!

 

Against all odds the fiery and short-tempered babyface brawler with the never-say-never-attitude wins the Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede by last eliminating The Warrior.

The final elimination is The Warrior by Randy Savage via the cage door.

 

In a bout that had great wrestling and good heat, “Macho Man” Randy Savage won a Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede in 35:07. The other members of the ‘final four’ were The Warrior, Curt Hennig and Bam Bam Bigelow, with The Warrior being the final elimination.

Bam Bam Bigelow got the most eliminations over the course of the match.

Rating: 82 B


Post-Match Celebration

Having picked up the victory, Macho Man celebrates winning the Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal.

Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel and Gene Okerlund declares “Macho Man” the winner.

Randy Savage was presented with the oversized Bunkhouse Stampede boot trophy for his win. Savage gets an title shot at Slamboree. He shows off his new title for the crowd, enjoying the moment.

“The madness is runnin’ wild!”

“Ohhhhh yeahhhh!”

Rating: 100 A*


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*


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

Brian Pillman vs. Steve Austin w/ Jeannie

It’s a open bout that had sensational wrestling, exceptional storytelling and fantastic heat.

Brian Pillman is well on his way to victory when…

While Jeannie distracts the referee, Austin catches Pillman with a thumb to the eye followed by a kick to the groin.

Followed by the Stun Gun and a quick cover to win the match

Steve Austin defeated Brian Pillman in a Best of Seven Series match in 28:34 by pinfall with a Stun Gun after a distraction from Jeannie.

Rating: 95 A*


Steve Austin Taunts Brian Pillman

Pillman’s face is twisted in rage as he is throwing a temper tantrum.

Snarling and kicking “Loose Cannon” Brian Pillman is being escorted back down the aisle by a team of officials and security, having just suffered the defeat in the Loser Leaves WCW match.

His opponent is a arrogant jerk who so blatantly lies, cheats, and steals every victory.

“Superstar” Steve Austin is in the ring with a microphone, and proceeds to taunt Brian Pillman about the loss. He mocks the lifestyle of his rival and declares himself the biggest star in WCW.

“Your brush with greatness is over.”

The arrogant and obnoxious Steve Austin is mocking Pillman by pantomime crying.

Brian Pillman tries to turn and go back and fight, but the officials and security officers heavily outnumber him and drag him backstage.

Rating: 88 B+


Two Out Of Three Falls Match for the WCW United States Title

The Great Muta vs. Ric Flair w/ Elizabeth

It’s a open match that had sensational wrestling, fantastic heat and great comeback segment.

The Great Muta have his opponent almost beat, but the referee is down.

Muta sprays Flair with the green mist, followed by a flashy Spinning Savate Kick.

Muta prepares for the Moonsault, when Elizabeth take off her shoe and use it like a machete smashing Muta over the head.

The referee awakes as “The Nature Boy” traps his opponent in the Figure Four Leglock.

Ric Flair defeated The Great Muta in a Two Out Of Three Falls match in 24:33 by two falls to one, with the final fall happening by submission with a Figure Four Leglock. Ric Flair makes defence number 5 of his WCW United States Championship title.  

Rating: 83 B+


Sting vs. Vader Hype Video

A video promoting the feud between Sting and Vader is aired.

Sting will go head to head with Vader in a No Holds Barred Match at Spring Stampede.

Two arch enemies in the same ring with the WCW World Heavyweight title on the line.

Footage from previous title matches between the two rivals are shown.

“The Franchise of WCW” Sting is ridiculously fast and agile for a guy his size and he is strong enough to slam super heavyweights such as Vader.

The “Rocky Mountain Horror” is one of the most physical, stiff and intimidating workers in the World. A top draw wherever he has been, Vader has dominated in Japan, Europe, Mexico and the United States. He is one of the greatest big men in wrestling history and despite weighing around 450lbs, he is known to pull off Moonsaults. He is also known for his relentless string of squash matches where he leaves masses of obliterated jobber carnage.

Nikita Koloff, Ron Simmons, Sting, Cactus Jack, Ray Traylor, Hulk Hogan and Joe Thurman all suffered legit injuries at the hands of the “Rocky Mountain Horror”.

Can “The Franchise of WCW” survive Vader’s Pain Game?

Rating: 100 A*


Huge pop for The Stinger. Sting is clearly the most popular wrestler in WCW…


It’s time for the Pain Game!

It’s time for the “Rocky Mountain Horror”.

The ultimate monster known as Vader is steamrolling over everyone in WCW looking unstoppable. With his hard-hitting offense he is the most the most dominant wrestler in the history of WCW. 450 pounds of pure destruction…


No Holds Barred Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Title

Sting vs. Vader w/ Harley Race

Vader no-sells Sting’s punches to start.

Vader does his “‘Who’s the Man?’ gorilla-grunting routine mocking Sting.

Vader corners Sting and unloads a punishing barrage of strikes. Vader splashes him in the corner, causing Sting to regroup.

The explosive and athletic bodybuilder Sting attacks with explosive power wrestling and the crowd goes crazy!

Here comes Vader. Body Attack connects. Vader Bomb connects and the crowd goes wild!

A Vadersault misses! Vader ducks a Clothesline and gives Sting a Chokeslam! Vader corners Sting again for another hellish beating and then gives him a Suplex.

Vader counters Sting’s offense with a Body Attack. Vader Bomb connects.

Sting fires back on Vader. Sting avoids a corner charge and goes for a Slam. Vader accidently bumps into the referee.

Sting goes up onto the top rope, but Harley Race stuns him again with a Cattle Prod while the referee is down.

Vader sends Sting crashing down into the mat and finish him off with the Release Powerbomb.

YES! YES! YES! Heenan exclaims. Heenan is very happy…

 

In an unbelievable match, Vader defeated Sting in a No Holds Barred match in 24:08 by pinfall with a Release Powerbomb after Harley Race interfered with the Stun Gun. Vader makes defence number 5 of his WCW World Heavyweight Championship title.

Rating: 99 A*


Show Rating 100 A*