What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – August 5, 1995

-Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Orlando, Florida.

Opening Contest:  Sergeant Craig Pittman (25-2) defeats Vern Henderson via submission to the Code Red at 3:15:

Schiavone calls Henderson “the Big V” during ring introductions.  Pittman does some boring arm work en route to victory.

Gene Okerlund interviews Vader, who says he does not care about facing two men at The Clash of the Champions.

A new Dungeon of Doom vignette sees the Master and Kevin Sullivan challenge Hulk Hogan to come and face them in a “live Dungeon of Doom.”  They laugh about what happened to Hogan the last time he came into the Dungeon.

Brian Pillman (21-4) beats Butch Long after the Atomic Blonde at 2:39:

Pillman does not take any jawing from Long, attacking the jobber when Long complains to the referee that Pillman is pulling his hair.  Schiavone attempts to explain that Pillman’s “flyin’” nickname does not truly encapsulate him, with Heenan adding that is absolutely correct because Pillman likes to take Greyhounds.  Pillman does come off the top to win today, with WCW not caring that it has two face acts that are using top rope splashes as finishers.

The Nasty Boys (37-4-2) defeat Tony Mella & Jim Rogers when Jerry Sags pins Rogers after the Trip to Nastyville at 2:15:

The Nasties use lots of double team maneuvers to keep the jobbers off balance.  Brian Knobbs opts to just use a bodyslam for the Trip to Nastyville finish instead of a powerslam, though.

Johnny B. Badd (25-4-2) pins Sergeant Buddy Lee Parker (0-1) after the Badd Day at 3:47:

Parker’s only singles match up to this point was a loss to Badd on the June 29 edition of WCW Prime.  Badd and Parker go back and forth, exchanging near-falls until Parker goes to the top rope, Badd crotches him with a dropkick, and finishes with the Badd Day.  Rating:  *½

Okerlund interviews Television Champion the Renegade and Jimmy Hart.  The Renegade tells Paul Orndorff that “he is going to feel the power again” at The Clash of the Champions.

Hacksaw Jim Duggan (28-4-1) beats Kamala (w/Kevin Sullivan) (6-0) via disqualification when Sullivan interferes at 4:20:

In this rematch from Bash at the Beach, Kamala allows Duggan to get the crowd worked up with a “USA” chant and then spams a pectoral resthold.  Duggan counters with a loose chinlock but gets tripped by Sullivan.  That appears to set up Kamala’s splash but the Ugandan Giant misses, Duggan grabs the 2×4, and Sullivan runs in to attack Duggan for the disqualification.  So, Duggan gets his win back, albeit in inconclusive fashion.  There was no redeeming quality to this whatsoever.  Rating:  DUD

After the bell, Sullivan holds Duggan in place so Kamala can do a few splashes.

Tune in next week to see Sting face Paul Orndorff!  Also, the Renegade, Kamala, and Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater will be in action!

The Last Word:  This was a show of the misfit toys as lots of wrestlers appeared who have no storyline direction.  The poor main event makes this one of the most boring Worldwide episodes of the year.

Up Next:  WCW Saturday Night for August 5!