What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – October 28, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are taped from Orlando, Florida.

Opening Contest:  Paul Orndorff (19-8) beats Rick Garcia after a piledriver at 1:35:

Heenan wastes no time with the comedy, saying that Orndorff’s theme song was played at Schiavone’s third wedding.  Garcia bumps well for Orndorff, going into the air after taking a double axe handle off the top rope, and jobs to the piledriver.

Arn Anderson & Brian Pillman (5-1) defeat Otis Apollo & “Not That” Manny Fernandez when Pillman submits Fernandez to a Texas cloverleaf at 2:11:

Pillman is doing some legwork on a crazy character, spending his time yelling at fans as Anderson calmly walks into the ring and prepares for combat.  Anderson and Pillman quickly wipe the floor with Fernandez so the heels can be serenaded by “Blondes Have More Fun.”

Gene Okerlund interviews Lex Luger.  Luger appears to be reading cue cards off camera as he tells Meng that he is coming “full force” at Halloween Havoc.

Alex Wright (51-8-3) pins Dave Dalton after a German suplex at 2:40:

This is the second time that Dalton gets squashed by Wright this year, with the young German utilizing generic babyface offense to fire up the Disney MGM crowd.  Dalton gets in a few blows, but a blind charge triggers a Wright comeback that paves the way for a German suplex finish.

Okerlund interviews Johnny B. Badd, who promises fans that he is leaving Detroit as the next television champion.

The Giant does a pre-taped promo that says the Dungeon of Doom is growing stronger while WCW Champion Hulk Hogan gets weaker without his mustache and broken neck.

Non-Title Match:  The American Males (WCW Tag Team Champions) (9-0) defeat the Blue Bloods (24-4-2) when Scotty Riggs pins Lord Steven Regal after heel miscommunication at 6:15:

After getting off to a hot run in the spring and summer, the Blue Bloods have become an afterthought, last competing on the September 23 episode of Worldwide in a squash match.  Heenan’s running joke throughout the match is that the American Males are the “U.S. Males,” leading him to make a few jokes about the U.S. Postal Service.  The Males dominate the match, with the Bloods getting a heat segment that lasts less than ninety seconds.  After a hot tag, Earl Robert Eaton gives Marcus Bagwell a swinging neckbreaker on the arena floor but Regal pushes Riggs into the ropes when Eaton goes to the top rope, causing Eaton to fly off and collide with Regal, helping the Males remain undefeated.  Rating:  *½

Tune in next week to see Diamond Dallas Page, the Nasty Boys, and Cobra in action!

The Last Word:  This broadcast spent more time on interviews and video packages for Halloween Havoc than the in-ring product and was skippable.  At least Disney is a venue where the American Males can get cheered as big heroes as the rest of the WCW fan base does not feel that way.

Up Next:  WCW Saturday Night for October 28!