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

WCW Worldwide

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


Cruiserweight Match

Ultimo Dragon & Wild Pegasus vs. Damian 666 & Halloween

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, Ultimo Dragon and Wild Pegasus defeated Damian 666 and Halloween in 10:11 when Ultimo Dragon defeated Halloween by pinfall with a Dragon Backbreaker.

Rating: 59 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: 70 C+


John Taylor vs. Viktor Krüger

The underdog John Taylor may have a nickname, a shine blue jacket with “Mr. Excitement” printed on the back and a certain cult following among the diehard WCW fans, but he didn’t stand a chance in this match.

The Austrian powerhouse totally demolishes his outmatched opponent with stiff power moves and brutal submission holds.

In an squash match, the Austrian powerhouse Viktor “Das Original” Krüger defeated John Taylor 4:47 by pinfall with a Victorbomb.

Rating: 40 D-


The Batten Twins vs. The Super Assassins w/ Jimmy Hart

The Super Assassins are two of the most awesome, massive, and powerful grapplers ever to enter the squared-circle.

It’s a one-sided beatdown where they obliterate and humiliate their opponents in textbook monster heel fashion.

In a squash match, The Super Assassins II defeated The Batten Twins in 4:43 when Super Assassin #2 defeated Bart Batten by pinfall with a Tag Spike Powerbomb.

Rating: 53 C-


The Super Assassins made a challenge to Fire and Ice

After the bout, Jimmy Hart grabbed the mic and made a challenge to Fire and Ice.

Moments late, Commissioner Bockwinkel and Fire and Ice came out.

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

Bockwinkel said they could have Fire and Ice at The Great American Bash. The two managers Teddy Long and Jimmy Hart accepts the match.

Rating: 95 A*


Frank Andersson vs. Kendo Kashin

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 Kendo Kashin in 5:55 by submission with an Armbar.

Rating: 58 C-


Konnan Music Video

A rap video is shown to promote Konnan.

He has been described as “the Mexican Hulk Hogan”, reflecting his mainstream popularity, his charisma, mic skills and hip-hop based gimmick.

Rating: 88 B+


Konnan vs. Ricky Santana

In a bout that had decent wrestling, Konnan defeated Ricky Santana in 7:35 by pinfall with a Montezuma’s Revenge following botched interference by Santana’s tag team partner Fidel Sierra.

Konnan and The Barrio Brothers (Fidel Sierra and Ricky Santana) has to be pulled apart by a number of officials and other wrestlers before they kill each other.

Rating: 64 C


Show Rating 67 C+

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Latest News from around the World

WWF has struck a deal with NBC to air a one-hour special this week, showing the top 2 matches from the most recent WrestleMania, airing in prime time after Game 7 of the Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Playoffs game. It’ll be the first WWF special on NBC since Saturday Night’s Main Event was canned in 1991 due to low ratings.


Two of the biggest names in Japanese wrestling, Kensuke Sasaki and Akira Hokuto, were engaged this week and the story made major headlines in Japan, dwarfing all other sporting news in the country.


Hiroshi Hase made a surprise announcement that he plans to retire to run for the House of Councilors in next month’s election. The position would be similar to the office that Antonio Inoki currently holds, and Inoki is up for re-election next month.


Both WWF and WCW have been operating several million dollars in the red for the last few years, but the rise of the Pay-Per-View business has basically kept the companies afloat financially.


WWF is claiming In Your House did a 1.0 buyrate. Other independent sources are saying 0.67. Either way, that’s on the low end of what WWF usually averages and considering the price was about 40% cheaper than usual PPVs, it’s hard to really call it a success. WCW is claiming Slamboree did an 1.0 but other sources are saying 0.77. Either way, so far, the monthly PPV competition isn’t off to a booming start for either company.


WWF’s next PPV is King of the Ring, which is expected to be the Shawn Michaels show and it’s expected Shawn will win the tournament.


Diesel underwent surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow and is expected to be out for a few weeks, which means he will miss King of the Ring.


Manny Guzman, the head of the wrestler’s union in Mexico, is under investigation for embezzling $300,000. There’s talk that AAA president Antonio Pena will be offered the position of leading the union, which would give him a lot of political power as far as having access to more arenas in Mexico and help AAA in their battles against CMLL and UWA.


Dan Severn was offered $15,000 by NJPW to put over Keiji Muto in an match.


Jacques Rougeau has announced the formation of his own promotion and is running a show next month and plans to run 40 more shows throughout this year in Quebec. Rougeau’s brother and sister promote shows for WWF in the area, which has been the source of a nasty family feud between them.


WCW’s Bash at the Beach PPV is taking place live at Huntington Beach. WCW is expecting a crowd of more than 100,000 for the show.


Bret Hart is expected to film 5 more episodes of the Lonesome Dove TV show next season.


AP ran a story on Bob Holly saying that Vince McMahon put up $200,000 for the WWF racing team, with Holly as the driver.


WWF and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express have parted company after losing the Losers Leaves WWF Match against The Headbangers at WWF In Your House.


FMW saw a title change, as Vampiro, Mr. Gannosuke and Headhunter A lost the FMW Six Man Street Fight Tag Team titles to Leatherface, Horace Boulder and Hellraiser at the FMW Betrayed Tour.


Halloween began his first reign as FMW Independent World Jr. Heavyweight champion, when he took the title away from Taka Michinoku at the FMW Betrayed Tour.


Last chance for IWF? It appears that the International Wrestling Federation promotion is about to take a final bow, as the troubled organisation is said to be in massive, unbeatable debt. The top stars (Chris Candido, John Kronus and Johnny Grunge) have reportedly already been told that they should start looking for work, as IWF will not be able to provide them with further work after their final show this month.


Brian Pillman has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Pillman was earlier 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. Brian Pillman appeared on a radio show yesterday, and took some shots at Steve Austin, Eric Bischoff and WCW throughout.


Tag team specialist Wayne Bloom has signed for ECW. For much of his career, he has teamed with Mike Enos as The Destruction Crew.


The CMLL World Heavyweight title changed hands, as El Gran Markus Jr. Became the new champion, ending the reign of Brazo de Plata after nine title defences at CMLL Super Viernes. This is the second time El Gran Marcus Jr. has won the CMLL World Heavyweight title.


The World Wrestling Peace Festival was held last night in Gilbert Sports Center, and drew 2,006 fans to support a good cause with most of the proceeds going to charity. In the match of the night Ron Simmons and Sting defeated Jinsei Shinzaki and Ric Flair. In some other memorable matches Big Bubba (Fred Ottman) defeated Pat Tanaka, while Silver King defeated Dean Malenko.


Former NWA World Heavyweight champion “Crippler” Chris Curtis has chosen to relocate and now resides in Kanto (Japan). He holds black belts in various martial arts and is currently touring with shoot style promotion Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi.


As expected Lance Russell officially completed his retirement from pro wrestling. He has primarily serving as a announcer and commentator in the Memphis region since 1959.


 

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

WCW Main Event

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


Joey Maggs & Eddie Golden vs. The High Rollers

You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em. Know when to walk away, know when to……get your ass kicked by the one and the only. The token stealin’, card flingin’, taxi cab ridin’ son of a gun himself – The Gambler.

In a bout that had decent wrestling and heat, The High Rollers (The Hustler and The Gambler) defeated “Jumping” Joey Maggs and Eddie Golden in 4:50 when they defeated Eddie Golden by pinfall with a Tag Double DDT.

Rating: 59 C


Interview w/ Sgt. Craig Pittman

Mean Gene” interviews Sgt. Craig “Pittbull” Pittman and he brags about his finisher the “Code Red”. He hypes his match against “Hardwork” Bobby Walker tonight and says once he goes through him, he’s issuing an open challenge to anyone in the World, because nobody can get out of his Code Red.

Rating: 74 B-


Bobby Walker w/ Teddy Long vs. Sgt. Craig Pittman

Sgt. Craig Pittman is one of the toughest fighting men ever to enter the squared-circle.

The snarling Sarge totally run roughshod over his opponent blending stiff moves with effective submission holds.

In a bout that had decent wrestling and heat, Sgt. Craig “Pittbull” Pittman defeated “Hardwork” Bobby Walker in 4:47 by submission with a Code Red.

Rating: 56 C-


DDP Vignette

A video of the newly rich Diamond Dallas Page this time shopping for luxury automobiles with Diamond Doll and Max Muscle is aired.

“It’s me, it’s me, it’s DDP.”

DDP says he is rolling through all the competition.

“Get ready to feel the Bang!”

Rating: 100 A*


Pez Whatley & Sledgehammer McGill vs. Diamond Fever w/ Diamond Doll

In an entertaining match, Diamond Fever (Diamond Dallas Page and Max Muscle) defeated “Pistol” Pez Whatley and Sledgehammer McGill in 5:11 when the arrogant heel Diamond Dallas Page defeated Sledgehammer McGill by pinfall with a Tag Aided Diamond Bomb.

Diamond Doll hold up the scorecard with 10 points.

Rating: 67 C+


Tag Team Match for the WCW United States Tag Team Titles

The Lightning Express vs. Bad Attitude

In a good rasslin’ match, Bad Attitude defeated The Lightning Express in 7:26 when “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton defeated “White Lightning” Tim Horner by pinfall with an Alabama Jam. Bad Attitude make defence number 2 of their WCW United States Tag Team titles.

Rating: 73 B-


The Great American Bash Control Center

A Battle Of Heroic Proportions!

The Great American Bash Control Center segment hosted by Gene Okerlund.

After a break, we’re with Gene Okerlund

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

Cruiserweight Match for the WCW Cruiserweight Title

Alex Wright vs. Sabu

Singles Match w/ Retirement vs. Valet Stipulation

The Booty Man vs. Paul Orndorff

Best of Five Match Series Match 1

Rick Martel vs. Steven Regal

Triple Threat Match for the WCW United States Title

Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair vs. Bam Bam Bigelow

Singles Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Title

The Warrior vs. Vader

Rating: 100 A*


Singles Match for the WCW World Television Title Match

Marcus Bagwell vs. Meng w/ Col. Parker

“The Face of Terror” is an unstoppable monster and is no-selling everything that pretty boy Marcus Bagwell throws at him.

Marcus Bagwell avoids a few Martial Arts Kicks and Dropkicks Meng into the corner. Meng stops Bagwell with a Throat Thrust and just chokes Bagwell.

The referee actually pulls Meng’s hair and he stalks the referee on the floor.

Bagwell takes Meng out with a Crossbody onto the floor. Meng avoids a Scoop Slam and ends up nailing Bagwell with a Savate Kick to win the match.

In a bout that had great wrestling and a good reaction from the crowd, Meng defeated Marcus Bagwell in 6:01 by pinfall with a Savate Kick. Meng makes defence number 2 of his WCW World Television title.

Rating: 74 B-


The Warrior vs. Vader Hype Video

A video promoting the feud between The Warrior and Vader is aired.

The Warrior will go head to head with champion Vader at The Great American Bash.

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

The Warrior is a insanely ripped, snarling, facepainted maniac with neon tassels on his biceps known for his berserker rage attacks.

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 Warrior survive Vader’s Pain Game?

Can Vader survive The Warrior’s berzerk mode?

Rating: 100 A*


Show Rating 82 B

WCW Saturday Night – [Saturday] Week 1 [June] [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 19,028 people at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.


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 Sting and Roddy Piper vs. 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.


Cruiserweight Match

Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. La Parka

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had jaw-dropping high-flying and fast-paced moves, the Mexican Phenom Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated the charismatic and flamboyant La Parka in 7:31 by pinfall with a Top Rope Senton.

Rating: 69 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 Rick Rude that could sign with WCW…


Fire and Ice w/ Teddy Long vs. Chuck Williams & Fred Avery

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.

Ice Train and Scott Norton just dominates the jobbers with a series of power moves

In an squash match, Fire and Ice defeated Chuck Williams and Fred Avery in 3:01 when they defeated Fred Avery by pinfall with a Flashback followed by a Train Wreck.

Rating: 59 C


Rick Martel vs. Chick Donovan

In a entertaining match, fiery technician Rick Martel defeated the flamboyant heel “Golden Boy” Chick Donovan in 5:49 by submission with a Boston Crab.

During the match we also had “Lord” Steven Regal taunting and mocking Rick Martel, calling him a common man.

Rating: 75 B-


Confrontation between Rick Martel and Steven Regal

Post-Match an argument breaks out between Rick Martel and Steven Regal, which has to be pulled apart by a number of officials and other wrestlers. Regal is accompanied by his manager Aloysius Hayes, a true blood that is armed with a cricket paddle.

Regal says that he’s insulted that WCW keeps throwing embarassing competition like Rick Martel at him, and he wants a real challenge.  Regal tried goading Martel into a fight, but Commissioner Bockwinkel prevents any fighting.

Commissioner Bockwinkel says that this matter will be settled in the ring and that he will book a Best of Five Match Series between the two.

With Regal saying he would happily embarass Champion in the ring at The Great American Bash, with Martel saying Regal didn’t scare him and he wanted a match with him even before their scheduled match at The Great American Bash.

Rating: 89 A


The Warrior vs. Luther Biggs

A Punch, two Clotheslines, a Gorilla Press Slam, and a Running Splash.

In an extremely stiff squash match, The Warrior defeated charismatic jobber “Luscious” Luther Biggs in 4:32.

The Warrior wins the squash match after a Running Splash.

Rating: 75 B-


Tony Schiavone and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan recap everything going on in the Flair/Savage situation.


Singles Match for the WCW World Television Title

Scotty Riggs vs. Meng w/ Col. Parker

“The Face of Terror” is an unstoppable monster and is no-selling everything that pretty boy Scotty Riggs throws at him.

In a good match, “The Face of Terror” Meng defeated underdog Scotty Riggs in 5:42 by submission with a terrifying Tongan Death Grip. Meng makes defence number 1 of his WCW World Television title.

Rating: 74 B-


The Great American Bash Control Center

A Battle Of Heroic Proportions!

The Great American Bash Control Center segment hosted by Gene Okerlund.

After a break, we’re with Gene Okerlund

“Mean Gene” interviews Vader, Bam Bam Bigelow, Harley Race and Colonel Parker, about The Great American Bash.

Harley Race says that everyone thinks that The Warrior is invincible. He says that “Rocky Mountain Horror” Vader has the ability to beat The Warrior up in the ring. Vader is going to force The Warrior out of WCW.

Vader reminds us that it is going to be lights out for The Warrior at The Great American Bash.

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.

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 puffs his cigar and comes on to gloat and promises a surefire victory for his man Bam Bam Bigelow in the Triple Threat Match versus Randy Savage and Ric Flair.

 

Mean Gene runs down the card again.

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

Cruiserweight Match for the WCW Cruiserweight Title

Alex Wright vs. Sabu

Singles Match w/ Retirement vs. Valet Stipulation

The Booty Man vs. Paul Orndorff

Best of Five Match Series Match 1

Rick Martel vs. Steven Regal

Triple Threat Match for the WCW United States Title

Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair vs. Bam Bam Bigelow

Singles Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Title

The Warrior vs. Vader

Rating: 100 A*


Quinn Nash and Lou Marconi vs. Big, Bad, and Dangerous w/ Col. Parker

The biggest and baddest monster heels of all time are displaying their incredible power by destroying the two jobbers.

In an extremely short match, Big, Bad, and Dangerous (Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow) defeated jobbers Quinn Nash and Lou Marconi in 2:01 when they defeated the jobbers by pinfall with Tag Double Release Powerbombs.

Rating: 56 C-


Interview w/ Randy Savage

Tony Schiavone interviews “Macho Man” Randy Savage about “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. He’s taking Ric Flair out. It’s a promise and a guarantee, because of what they did to his old man and his brother at Slamboree.

“Oooh Yeah Dig It!”

Tony Schiavone says that “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair hasn’t even arrived to the building yet.

We see Savage flipping out in the locker room and Sting, Roddy Piper and The Warrior trying to calm him down and hold him back.

Then Savage starts destroying the locker room…

Rating: 100 A*


The Nasty Boys vs. The Miracle Violence Connection w/ Col. Parker

Insane brawl to start as The Nasties are starting with their ‘garbage’ brawl-style that make the match look more like a Street Fight than a Pro Wrestling match.

Terry Gordy gets beat down for a while until Col. Parker sneaks back out with a sneak attack using his briefcase.

The Miracle Violence Connection single out Sags and work the heat over on him for a good, long period incredibly stiff offence, with an enthralling blend of Suplexes, Lariats and other power moves. Steve Williams misses the Three-Point Stance and Jerry Sags makes the hot tag to Brian Knobbs who starts clearing house with stiff punches and kicks.

It falls out into a pier-6 brawl when “The Most Evil Man in Professional Wrestling of All Time” Kevin Sullivan and his 450 pound bash brother One Man Gang runs out and attacks both teams for a DQ in 15:27.

Rating: 85 B+


Post-Match Brawl

Post-match, all three teams are fighting, but the Nasties run them all out of the ring. Knobbs drags Woman into the ring and they go to take her out, but Kevin Sullivan drag her to safety.

On the floor, Kevin Sullivan/One Man Gang and The Miracle Violence Connection exchange harsh words and they start brawling again.

It’s good ol’ no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners brawl, that ensures that all men left the battle feeling like they’d been hit by trucks until security swarms the arena.

Rating: 95 A*


Sting and Roddy Piper vs. Ric Flair and Steve Austin w/ Elizabeth & Jeannie

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

Again on the video screen we see “Macho Man” Randy Savage flipping out backstage and several wrestlers are holding him back.

Savage pushes past the wrestlers and bolts out…

In an unbelievable match, Ric Flair and Steve Austin defeated Sting and Roddy Piper in 19:17 when Roddy Piper was disqualified when Randy Savage ran in and attacked Ric Flair.

Rating: 88 B+


Post-Match Brawl

Randy Savage finds Ric Flair and hammers away on Flair. “Superstar” Steve Austin gets into the picture and is tossed onto a table.

Officials are trying to break up the fight as Flair kicks Savage a few times.

Flair does the strut for a moment, and then turns and kicks the living hell out of Savage some more.

“Time to go to school!”

“Woooo!”

Fellow Horsemen Arn Anderson and Curt Hennig rushes out of the locker room and attacks Savage, but Savage is handily taking care of both of them using a Steel Chair.

Sting and Roddy Piper are trying to pull everyone apart. Sting and Piper try to calm Savage down, but Savage continues the brawl with Flair.

The whole melee’, now complete with officials, spills to the outside. Savage chases after Flair. The Four Horsemen bolt into a nearby limousine and speed off. Savage tries to get in the limo, but Flair and The Horsemen escape.

Rating: 95 A*


The Warrior vs. Vader Hype Video

A video promoting the feud between The Warrior and Vader is aired.

The Warrior will go head to head with champion Vader at The Great American Bash.

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

The Warrior is a insanely ripped, snarling, facepainted maniac with neon tassels on his biceps known for his berserker rage attacks.

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 Warrior survive Vader’s Pain Game?

Can Vader survive The Warrior’s berzerk mode?

Rating: 100 A*


Show Rating 90 A

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

WCW Worldwide

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


Cruiserweight Match

Mr. JL & Super Crazy vs. Sabu & Dean Malenko

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, Sabu and Dean Malenko defeated Mr. JL and Super Crazy in 7:33 when Sabu defeated Super Crazy by pinfall with an Arabian Facebuster.

Rating: 69 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: 69 C+


Robbie V vs. Steven Regal w/ Aloysius Hayes

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

In a decent match, Steven Regal defeated Robbie V in 4:53 by submission with a Regal Stretch.

Rating: 73 B-


Highlight Video on Konnan

A highlight video is shown to promote Konnan.

He has been described as “the Mexican Hulk Hogan”, reflecting his mainstream popularity, his charisma, mic skills and hip-hop based gimmick.

Highlights of Konnan including winning the Mexican Heavyweight Title are shown.

Rating: 80 B


Konnan vs. Viktor Krüger

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Konnan defeated Viktor Krüger in 6:25 by pinfall with a DDT. During the match we also had Bunkhouse Buck run in and attack Konnan.

Rating: 62 C


The Warrior vs. Vader Hype Video

A video promoting the feud between The Warrior and Vader is aired.

The Warrior will go head to head with champion Vader at The Great American Bash.

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

The Warrior is a insanely ripped, snarling, facepainted maniac with neon tassels on his biceps known for his berserker rage attacks.

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”.

Rating: 100 A*


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

The Nasty Boys & Vladimir Koloff w/ Nikita Koloff vs. The Stud Stable © w/ Col. Parker

In a bout that had superb brawling and good heat, Vladimir Koloff fought The Stud Stable (Steve Williams, Terry Gordy and Kurasawa) to a non-contest in 9:42 when the referee lost control and stopped the match, after we had Kevin Sullivan and One Man Gang run in and starting brawling with both tag teams.

Rating: 80 B


Post-Match Brawl

The showdown between The Steiners Brothers, The Koloff Cousins, The Stud Stable and Kevin Sullivan/One Man Gang descended into a wild chaotic arena-wide brawl.

The workers has to be pulled apart by a number of officials and other wrestlers before they kill each other.

Rating: 90 A


Show Rating 85 B+

Latest News from around the World

WWF had a “team meeting” at Titan Towers this week, which was basically a pep rally. The idea is to remove the barriers between “office” and “talent” and the wrestlers were shown a video of what different departments like marketing, TV production, etc. do on a daily basis. Vince McMahon gave everyone an update on the company’s financial situation, acknowledging that the company lost money last year, but that he believes business is at the beginning of an upswing.


Vince McMahon also told people that the In Your House buyrates during 1995 has been above 1.0, but independent estimates show the average is around 0.71 which would make it the lowest buyrates ever for WWF and a huge fiasco.


In a shock move, UWA last night ended the contract of Cibernetico. The talented up-and-coming luchadore has been unable to be reached for a comment, but is likely going to focus on his career in Extreme Championship Wrestling.


During the WWF “team meeting” at Titan Towers, J.J. Dillon was tasked with informing the wrestlers of a new drug policy that, will be the strictest in any sport or entertainment company. Vince McMahon didn’t want to be the one to deliver the news that would piss everyone off and instead passed it on to Dillon. One big change is that marijuana has been reclassified and is now treated the same as steroids or cocaine, meaning a positive test would result in the same 3-strike punishments as the others (6-week suspension, 6-week suspension + rehab, and finally termination). They’ve also made big changes to cracking down on prescription drugs. A violation for any drug without a prescription is a violation.


WCW’s Slamboree PPV took place and was another excellent show. The WCW Hall of Fame inductions were handled in a very classy and respectful way. During Vader’s and Randy Savage’s entrance, The Warrior was shown briefly, to build up to the inevitable feud with Vader and he came out again later after the match.


Gordon Solie was upset about some of the people being inducted into WCW’s Hall of Fame and quit the promotion the week before Slamboree, but was talked into returning. Several experts implies that Angelo Poffo is the source of the controversy and that a lot of people felt Poffo wasn’t deserving of being inducted into the Hall of Fame and was only brought in to participate in the Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair angle at the end of the show.


Rob Van Dam recently turned down a major movie role in a movie called Superfights, because filming would have conflicted with his current All Japan tour that he had already committed to. Van Dam was offered the starring role, but is rumoured to end up having a minor role in the movie instead.


There are rumors that WCW is planning to do a 1-hour Iron Man Match between Cruiserweight duo Eddie Guerrero and Dean Malenko at some point.


There are a lot of rumors going around about the ownership of ECW. Tod Gordon hasn’t attended any of the recent shows and it’s believed Paul Heyman may be planning to buy out Gordon’s majority percentage and take over the promotion himself.


Hulk Hogan appeared at the NBA playoff game between the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls last week, due to being friends with Shaquille O’Neal. Announcer Doug Collins spoke about Hogan being there and made a bunch of negative remarks about the NBA turning into the WWF, until someone corrected him that Hogan was with WCW.


The planned K-1/WCW PPV wants to have WCW wrestler Craig Pittman face UFC star Dan Severn, but part of Severn’s UFC contract is that he can’t participate in shootfights for another promotion so that’s unlikely to happen.


NWA New England is pushing the Bob Backlund for President angle hard, trying to get mainstream publicity from it and going so far as to try and legitimately get him on the ballot in New Hampshire.


Former American footballer Lawrence Taylor has split with his long-time agent, mainly over disagreements stemming from WrestleMania. Taylor’s agent was quoted in the news before WrestleMania saying he didn’t want Taylor to do it.


The Nasty Boys begain their second reign as XWF Tag Team champions, when they took the titles away from Greg Valentine and Ed Leslie at the XWF Memorial Day Classic.


Ulf Herman received a WWF tryout as Herman the German in a dark match at the WWF Monday Night Raw tapings.


Jim Neidhart’s cousin Jason Anderson also received a WWF dark match tryout, at the latest WWF Monday Night Raw tapings.


In sad news, the wrestling world lost another family member last night when it was announced that Les Thornton had passed away. Tributes from friends and colleagues have poured in all day. During his career, he was considered one of the best junior heavyweights in the world at one time simultaneously holding both the WWF and NWA World Junior Heavyweight titles, and would holf the NWA titles five times.


NJPW sign Japanese Junior Masao Orihara, as they continue to bolster their roster. Orihara is better known as masked ninja character Iga in CMLL and as  Sasuke the Great, a The Great Sasuke copycat in Michinoku Pro Wrestling.


Tag team specialist Wayne Bloom signs for ECW. It is understood that the former AWA, WCW and WWF wrestler was one of the major targets for the promotion, although it is not clear if any other signings are planned.


Former WCW wrestler Mark Hildreth (Van Hammer) ended weeks of rumours last night, as a press release on the ECW website revealed that he had signed a contract with them.


Shane Douglas making enemies! A bitter rivalry between Shane Douglas and The Dirty White Boy has apparently sprung up recently, with the two no longer even being on speaking terms. Insiders say that money has played some part in the argument between the two, although it is not yet confirmed exactly what the issue that sparked this conflict actually was.


Honky Tonk Man and Billy Black are apparently “at war” according to inside sources, with a bitter hatred developing between the two. It is said that it is simply a clash of egos, and some have said that this battle can only end with one taking a major fall from grace.


The Fantastics gone from WCW! In a short statement on their website, WCW last night revealed that they had parted ways with Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers after their contract had expired. It looks like The Fantastics will continue their career in NWA Smokey Mountain Wrestling and The American Wrestling Federation.


New pictures have emerged showing that WWF star Davey Boy Smith has been working extremely hard in the gym. Boasting an incredible new physique, the 32 year old is said to be sure that his increased muscularity will have a positive impact on his career. The British wrestler is rumoured to be considered for a major push to cement him as a main eventer.


Erik Watts and former WCW Power Plant trainee Chad Fortune debuted on WWF TV as Tekno Team 2000 and dressed like they came out of the movie Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Wearing “futuristic” silver and maroon ring outfits, they debuted in the WWF as a babyface tag team that is “ahead of its time”. As part of the “New Generation” of the WWF, they are said to be “determined to bring the New Generation into the 21st Century”.


ECW star tag team The Public Enemy received a tryout with the WWF, wrestling a dark match against former WWF Tag-Team Champions The Smokin’ Gunns.


 

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

WCW Main Event

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


Quinn Nash vs. Sgt. Craig Pittman

In a squash match, Sgt. Craig Pittman defeated Quinn Nash in 1:33 by submission with a Code Red.

Rating: 55 C-


DDP Vignette

A video of the newly rich Diamond Dallas Page golfing with Diamond Doll and the ripped bodyguard Max Muscle is aired.

Diamond Doll says that her real name is Kimberly and not Doll. DDP tell her to shut up and says he has no time to talk to Lee Marshall.

Rating: 91 A


The Batten Twins vs. Diamond Fever w/ Diamond Doll

In a decent match, Diamond Fever defeated The Batten Twins in 5:25 when the obnoxious and arrogant Diamond Dallas Page defeated Bart Batten by pinfall with a Tag Aided Diamond Bomb.

Diamond Doll hold up the scorecard with 10 points.

Rating: 64 C


Barry Houston vs. Paul Orndorff w/ Toni

Toni is carrying a mirror to the ring so “Mr. Wonderful” can watch himself as he makes his entrance.

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.

Barry Houston was really good selling in this squash match; flying around and getting one hell of a beating. Orndorff hit a pretty nasty looking Vertical Suplex into the turnbuckles, but…

“Mr. Wonderful” took too long posing and Houston almost Rolled Him up.

Orndorff grows frustrated so he beats the shit out of him and ends it with the Piledriver.

In an squash match, Paul Orndorff defeated Barry Houston in 5:11 by pinfall with a Spike Piledriver.

Rating: 66 C+


Post-Match Segment

Post-match, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff storms the announce set and demands The Booty Man get over here now.  Paul Orndorff puts it plain and simple, he wants him to stay the hell away from Toni and talking to her.

“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 Booty Man wants a match with Orndorff to get a chance for a date with Toni. “The Original Assman” tell Orndorff and Commissioner Bockwinkel that he is willing to put his career on the line.

Both wrestlers agree to a match and Bockwinkel informs the fans that the match will take place at The Great American Bash and have a special Retirement vs. Valet Stipulation.

If Paul Orndorff wins, The Booty Man is forced to leave WCW, but if The Booty Man wins, he gets a date with Toni.

Rating: 83 B+


Tag Team Match for the WCW United States Tag Team Titles

The Armstrongs vs. Bad Attitude

In a bout that had good wrestling and heat, veteran duo Bad Attitude defeated South Eastern fan favorites The Armstrongs in 7:06 when Bobby Eaton defeated Scott Armstrong by pinfall with an Alabama Jam. Bad Attitude make defence number 1 of their WCW United States Tag Team titles.

Rating: 70 C+


The Great American Bash Control Center

A Battle Of Heroic Proportions!

The Great American Bash Control Center segment hosted by Gene Okerlund.

After a break, we’re with Gene Okerlund

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

Cruiserweight Match for the WCW Cruiserweight Title

Alex Wright vs. Sabu

Singles Match w/ Retirement vs. Valet Stipulation

The Booty Man vs. Paul Orndorff

Triple Threat Match for the WCW United States Title

Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair vs. Bam Bam Bigelow

Singles Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Title

The Warrior vs. Vader

Rating: 100 A*


Singles Match for the WCW World Television Title

Rick Martel vs. Meng w/ Col. Parker

“The Face of Terror” is no-selling everything and is looking like a unstoppable monster against the hot tempered fan favorite Rick Martel.

In a bout that had superb wrestling and great heat, “The Face of Terror” Meng defeated Rick Martel in 8:54 by submission with a Tongan Death Grip after we had Steven Regal distract Rick Martel. Meng wins the WCW World Television title.

Rating: 76 B-


The Warrior vs. Vader Hype Video

A video promoting the feud between The Warrior and Vader is aired.

The Warrior will go head to head with champion Vader at The Great American Bash.

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

The Warrior is a insanely ripped, snarling, facepainted maniac with neon tassels on his biceps known for his berserker rage attacks.

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 Warrior survive Vader’s Pain Game?

Can Vader survive The Warrior’s berzerk mode?

Rating: 100 A*


Show Rating 83 B+

 

WCW Saturday Night – [Saturday] Week 4 [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 16,035 people at Champaign Assembly Hall in Champaign, Illinois


Tony Schiavone, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and Eric Bischoff open the show telling us that tonight’s Main Event will feature a surprise match that you don’t want to miss.


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


Recap Of Slamboree

Highlights of The Warrior winning the BattleBowl which gives him a shot at the World title at The Great American Bash

Highlights of Roddy Piper vs. Ric Flair

Highlights of Randy Savage vs. Vader

Highlights of what happened between Randy Savage and The Four Horsemen. Angelo Poffo and Lanny Poffo was attacked by The Four Horsemen

Rating: 100 A*


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


Cruiserweight Battle Royal [Winner gets an title shot at The Great American Bash]

Dean Malenko vs. Eddie Guerrero vs. Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Mr. JL vs. Psychosis vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Sabu vs. Super Liger vs. Ultimo Dragon vs. Wild Pegasus

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, newcomer Sabu won a intense Cruiserweight Battle Royal in 15:15. The other members of the ‘final four’ were Rey Mysterio Jr., Ultimo Dragon and Dean Malenko, with Rey Mysterio Jr. being the final elimination. Dean Malenko got the most eliminations over the course of the match.

Rating: 73 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: 69 C+


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



A Statement from the Commissioner

Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel makes the announcement that there will be a Slim Jim Challenge tonight on WCW Saturday Night and the winner of the tournament will meet WCW United States Champion Ric Flair and Randy Savage in a Triple Threat Match at the The Great American Bash pay per view in June.

Rating: 100 A*


Slim Jim Challenge Tournament Semi Final

Jim Duggan vs. Bam Bam Bigelow w/ Col. Parker

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

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

Colonel Parker tries to interfere, but “Hacksaw” beats him up.

The fans love it and the “KFC!” chants are extremely loud.

While Duggan is busy dishing it out to Colonel Parker, Bam Bam attacks from behind and unleash hell on Duggan.

In an exceptional brawl, Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Jim Duggan in a Slim Jim Challenge Semi Final match in 7:41 by pinfall with a Greeting From Asbury Park after Col. Robert Parker interfered.

After the match, Duggan grabbed his 2×4 and cleared the ring.

“Hacksaw’s gonna do what Hacksaw came to do! Beat people up! What You Gonna Do About It, Tough Guy?”

Rating: 75 B-


Interview w/ The Four Horsemen

Tony Schiavone interviews The Four Horsemen about The Great American Bash and tonights match against undefeated German prodigy Alex Wright.

Being a member of The Four Horsemen means 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.

Ric Flair brags that The Four Horseman party like rock stars; have spent a fortune; have made a fortune and looks and acts like total pimps.

The Four Horsemen is living the jet set lifestyle riding limousines, flying jets, gambling in Vegas and partying with the hottest chicks.

No one can be as cool and as badass as The Four Horseman. They talked the talk; walked the walk kicked everyone ass; and got all the women.

“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair shares some comments about the Great American Bash. He says he was at the first one and he will be at the last one. Flair tells Randy Savage that he came into his domain and tried to impose his will on “The Great One”.

He will see Savage at the Great American Bash.

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

Rating: 100 A*


Slim Jim Challenge Tournament Semi Final

Sting vs. Steve Austin w/ Jeannie

In an unbelievable match, Sting defeated Steve Austin in a Slim Jim Challenge Semi Final match in 15:38 by submission with a Scorpion Deathlock after botched interference by Curt Hennig. During the match we also had Roddy Piper run in and attack Steve Austin.

Steve Austin is accidentally hit by Curt Hennig as Roddy Piper interferes and helps Sting.

After the match we have intense staredown between Roddy Piper and Steve Austin.

Rating: 92 A


The Great American Bash Control Center

A Battle Of Heroic Proportions!

The Great American Bash Control Center segment hosted by Gene Okerlund.

After a break, we’re with Gene Okerlund

“Mean Gene” interviews The Warrior, about The Great American Bash.

The Warrior believes that Vader isn’t going to be able to handle The Warrior!

“For the Power of The Warrioooor will always prevail!”

“Onward into glory”

“Into battle”

“Sign of The Warrior”

“Be my guide”

“Standing proud”

“In victory”

Mean Gene runs down the card again.

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

Cruiserweight Match for the WCW Cruiserweight Title

Alex Wright vs. Sabu

Triple Threat Match for the WCW United States Title

Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair vs. Slim Jim Winner

Singles Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Title

The Warrior vs. Vader

Rating: 100 A*


Non Title Match

Alex Wright vs. Ric Flair w/ Elizabeth

“Das Wunderkind” Alex Wright is chopped by “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair in the corner, but he knocks Flair off his feet with an Uppercut. Flair returns and trades blows with Wrigh. Wright Backdrops Flair and Monkey Flips Flair out of the corner!

Flair stomps away on Wright in the corner. Wright flips out of the corner and Dropkicks Flair a couple of times sending Flair to the floor. Flair returns to the ring, but Wright continues to have control after hitting a Backdrop. Wright leaps off the top to hit a Missile Dropkick! Wright looks to Backslide Flair and gets a two count.

They both go down after they collide. Flair heads to the top rope, but Wright cuts him off and Slams Flair off the top down to the canvas! Wright sends Flair to the floor and Dropkicks Flair on the floor. Flair pokes Wright in the eyes and returns to the ring. Wright attempted a Sunset Flip, but Flair prevented himself from going down with a right hand. Wright drops Flair with a Kick to the head and has a Single Leg Boston Crab locked in, but Flair gets hold of the rope! Wright gets a two count after a Spinning Heel Kick.

“Time to go to school!”

“Woooo!”

Ric Flair deliver his manly, rubbery strut and then stomps away on Alex Wright!

Wright hits a top rope Crossbody and he has Flair covered,

One, Two!

“Macho Man” Randy Savage wants to get his hands on Flair!

Savage hits the ring, tears Alex Wright off, throws him to the floor and starts beating the shit out of Ric Flair.

Ref calls it!

In a bout that had superb wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Ric Flair defeated Alex Wright in 12:24 when Alex Wright was disqualified when Randy Savage ran in and attacked Ric Flair.

Rating: 75 B-


Post-Match

Post-match, Randy Savage is absolutely mauling Ric Flair. Arn Anderson, Curt Hennig and Steve Austin storms the ring and Savage is destroying them with a steel chair!

Jobbers come bolting out with security to attempt to restrain Savage, but he’s gone right back to Flair and is all over him.

Several wrestlers (including Sting, Roddy Piper and Jim Duggan) and officials come out to prevent Savage from getting at Flair.

Arn gets around the other side and pulls Flair to safety and drags him to the back, as Savage is being restrained like a man possessed back in the ring.


Interview w/ Randy Savage and Alex Wright
Tony Schiavone conducted an interview with Randy Savage and Alex Wright. Savage tells Wright tonight was not his night because he is going take out Flair. Savage tells Wright that he messed with his father. He says Wright’s got alot of days in the sun left and he is a German phenom that’s taken WCW by storm, but today wasn’t his day, because priority #1 for the Macho Man is take Ric Flair out. He’s going crazy about what happened at Slamboree.

He says he understands Wright is a second generation wrestler, his dad was big in Germany, and Wright nods his head. Savage says what happened to his dad could have happened to Wright’s dad or anybody else’s dad, but it didn’t, it happened to his, and it’s up to him to be a man and take care of it, and if Wright can’t understand that, then they do have a problem. He apologizes for ruining his match, but this was what came first for the Macho Man. 

Wright understand why Savage screwed him over. He says he’s disappointed, but he understands and he would have done the same thing.

Savage says he wishes all the luck in the World to the German sensation Alex Wright.

Savage then goes crazy and vows that Ric Flair won’t even make it out of The Great American Bash in one piece, because…

“It’s time to take the Nature Bay out, Ohhhhh yeahhhh!”

Rating: 95 A*


Slim Jim Challenge Tournament Final

Sting vs. Bam Bam Bigelow w/ Col. Parker

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

“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 400 pounds “The Beast from the East” is one of the most agile “big men” in professional wrestling history, he has featured as a main event attraction in virtually every major wrestling promotion in the world.

In an unbelievable match, Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Sting in a Slim Jim Challenge Final match in 15:46 by count out.

Rating: 92 A

Meng gets in Sting’s face but they don’t trade blows. The ref broke it up the best he could, but they had a super intense staredown.


Heenan’s pro-heel cheering on commentary during the bout had a great feel to it…


The announcers are discussing the Triple Threat Match that will take care between Ric Flair, Randy Savage and Bam Bam Bigelow at The Great American Bash…


The Warrior vs. Vader Hype Video

A video promoting the feud between The Warrior and Vader is aired.

The Warrior will go head to head with champion Vader at The Great American Bash.

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

The Warrior is a insanely ripped, snarling, facepainted maniac with neon tassels on his biceps known for his berserker rage attacks.

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 Warrior survive Vader’s Pain Game?

Can Vader survive The Warrior’s berzerk mode?

Rating: 100 A*


Show Rating 91 A

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

WCW Worldwide

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


Cruiserweight Match

Kid Flash vs. Damian 666

In a energetic Cruiserweight bout that had high-flying and fast-paced moves, Kid Flash defeated Damian 666 in 7:03 by pinfall with a Shooting Star Press.

Rating: 60 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: 69 C+


Handicap Match

Vladimir Koloff w/ Nikita Koloff vs. Larry McMahan, Chuck Williams & Fred Avery

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

Vladimir Koloff is displaying his incredible power by destroying not one, not two, but three men at once!

“The Russian Beast” is beating the jobbers to a pulp.

In a squash match, Vladimir Koloff defeated Larry McMahan, Chuck Williams and Fred Avery in a Handicap match in 4:32 when Vladimir Koloff defeated Fred Avery by pinfall with a Russian Neckbreaker.

Rating: 53 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: 52 C-


Frank Andersson vs. Manny Fernandez

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 Manny Fernandez in 4:54 by submission with an Armbar.

Rating: 66 C+


Robbie V vs. The Great Muta

In a decent match, The Great Muta defeated Robbie V in 6:12 by pinfall with a Shining Wizard.

Rating: 73 B-


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

The Steiner Brothers & Jim Duggan vs. The Stud Stable © w/ Col. Parker

In a bout that had superb wrestling and good heat, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and The Steiner Brothers fought The Stud Stable (Steve Williams, Terry Gordy and Kurasawa) to a non-contest in 10:01 when the referee lost control and stopped the match, after we had Meng run in and starting brawling with Jim Duggan.

Rating: 76 B-


Post-Match Brawl

The showdown between The Steiners Brothers, Jim Duggan and The Stud Stable descended into a wild chaotic arena-wide brawl.

The Koloff Cousins ran out to make the save and to even the odds.

The workers has to be pulled apart by a number of officials and other wrestlers before they kill each other.

Rating: 89 A


Show Rating 71 C+

Latest News from around the World

The AJPW Triple Crown changed hands at the AJPW Deadlock Tour, as “Big” John Tenta became the new champion, ending the reign of Stan “The Lariat” Hansen after ten title defences. The former WWF and WCW main eventer is currently a huge star in Japan and working for WAR, All Japan and UWFi has really helped Tenta to taken his wrestling skills to the next level.


WWF’s latest In Your House PPV took place this weekend. It was decent, but forgettable. Savio Vega debuted, doing a run-in during the Razor Ramon match pretending to be a fan. They also legitimately gave away a house to a fan who was watching the show and won the contest.


AAA launched a new tag team onto the scene, as Rambo Mendieta and Madonna’s Boyfriend were officially announced as being a regular team. They will be working under the name Tough Love, and are expected to get a decent push to begin with.


The Mexican National Tag Team titles changed hands at AAA TripleMania, as Rambo Mendieta and Madonna’s Boyfriend became the new champions, ending the reign of Volador and Misterioso after eleven title defences.


WWF held their final show at Boston Garden, bringing in several former old-time headliners like George Steel, Arnold Skaaland, Killer Kowalski, Chief Jay Strongbow, and others. Freddie Blassie was scheduled to appear but didn’t due to his recent heart attack. Bruno Sammartino is the all-time biggest draw in the arena and there were several fans with signs for Bruno, but obviously that didn’t happen. The legends all gave speeches between each match and they did an angle with Chief Jay Strongbow and Pat Patterson getting into a shoving match and having to be separated by the other legends.


5 Star match! It’s rare that we see a genuine “five star” match, but last night certainly delivered in a big way when Kenta Kobashi defeated Mitsuharu Misawa at the AJPW Deadlock Tour. The must-see match is bound to feature heavily in the voting for Match Of The Year.


Rey Mistero Jr. seemingly debuts a new, incredible move every week that no one has ever seen before. Wrestling expert Dave Meltzer calls him the “Human Highlight Reel”.


In UWA news, it is being reported that Cibernetico has apparently been spoken to by police after leaving several “threatening” messages for Villano III, head booker of the promotion. The cause of friction between the two is unknown, but insiders have commented that there’s a lot of bad blood and that it would not be a surprise if Cibernetico was on his way out of the company soon.


Eddie Guerrero won’t be working the New Japan tour in July, because his wife is scheduled to be giving birth around that time.


Al Snow is one of the most underrated wrestlers in the business, and is delivering great promos and matches in Smokey Mountain Wrestling together with Unabomb as the tag team The Dynamic Duo, while people with far less talent get big pushes in WWF and WCW.


Wrestling legend Bob Backlund is doing a gimmick in NWA New England claiming he is running for President and cut a promo about it, full of big, confusing words and getting several historical dates wrong.


The Grand Wizard, Antonio Rocca, Fabulous Moolah, Ivan Putski, George Steele, Pedro Morales, and Ernie Ladd will be inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame next month.


In a short statement released last night, 66 year old Lord Alfred Hayes announced his decision to leave the business. He cited his age, and commented that now was a good time to retire so that he could enjoy some peace and quiet away from the public glare of the pro wrestling industry.


New pictures have emerged showing that “Ravishing” Rick Rude has been working extremely hard in the gym. Boasting an incredible ripped new physique, the 37 year old is said to be sure that his increased muscularity will have a positive impace on his career. Rick Rude is currently one of the biggest free agent in between the “Big Two” (World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling). Rumours has it that Rude that is currently working a program in NWA Smokey Mountain Wrestling with “The Nature Boy” Buddy Landel is on the shortlists of WWF, All Japan and New Japan.


The Crusher is to say farewell to the wrestling industry soon. The 68 year old officially announced that he plans to retire from the industry soon.


The Road Warriors title victory! The IWGP World Tag Team titles changed hands at the NJPW My Enemy Tour, as The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) became the new champions, ending the reign of Morning Express (Akitoshi Saito and Kuniaki Kobayashi) after five title defences.


Matt Borne ended weeks of rumours last night, as a press release on the ECW website revealed that he had signed a contract with them. It is rumoured that he will debut as “Borne Again” a character that is having a mental breakdown after his time in the WWF as a clown and not getting taken seriously in ECW. He will became ‘Borne Again” a wrestler suffering from a split personality with one half of his face painted in Doink makeup, while the other half is his real face. When Borne Again defeats an opponent, he will dress up that wrestler as his previous “Doink The Clown” persona.


ECW completed the signing of veteran Tom “The Z-Man” Zenk, as the Cult-size promotion continue to bolster their roster.


Pierroth Jr. Began his second reign as CMLL World Middleweight champion, when he took the title away from Brazo de Oro at the latest episode of CMLL Super Viernes.


After a intense bidding war between AJPW and NJPW, All Japan “figurehead” Mitsuharu Misawa announced that he had signed an extension with All Japan, keeping him with the promotion long-term. Losing their Ace would have been a major blow to AJPW.


Ed Leslie began his second reign as XWF Heavyweight champion, when he took the title away from Nasty Boy Jerry Sags at a XWF House Show.


The Iron Sheik will retire and finally making the switch from active competitor to member of staff. It is currently unknown what role he will be taking, or with whom.