What the World Was Watching: WCW Monday Nitro – November 6, 1995

Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are doing commentary and they are live from Jacksonville, Florida.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew 9,500 fans, with 3,500 paying for entry.

Tonight’s show is an interactive telecast where fans can call 1-900-370-3WCW and pay 99 cents to pick a wrestler from the “red locker room” that has Ric Flair, Meng, Diamond Dallas Page, the Blue Bloods, Big Bubba Rogers, the Shark, and Scott Norton to face a wrestler from the “blue locker room” that has Sting, Johnny B. Badd, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Dave Sullivan, Alex Wright, the Nasty Boys, and Mr. J.L.  The Shark and Norton must have patched up their differences since they were fighting each other on the last Nitro.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Monday Nitro – October 30, 1995

Eric Bischoff, Steve McMichael, and Bobby Heenan are calling the action and they are live from Dayton, Ohio.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, 3,500 fans attended the show, with 2,500 paying for entry.

Bischoff says that Randy Savage will not face Sergeant Craig Pittman tonight because he was hurt at Halloween Havoc and that Eddy Guerrero will be his replacement.  Savage was dealing with a legitimate detached tricep injury so the beating at Halloween Havoc was a convenient way to write him out for the time being.

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro–09.08.97

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 09.08.97

Back to Nitro while it’s still a semi-reasonable length.

Live from Milwaukee, WI, drawing a sellout 9586, which is apparently the home of the Green Bay Packers. Isn’t Green Bay the home of the Green Bay Packers? Granted I don’t follow the NFL so I could be way off on that.  Is this like one of those weird things where the New York Islanders play in Brooklyn? 

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Monday Nitro – October 23, 1995

Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are tasked with commentary and they are live from Huntsville, Alabama.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, 7,000 fans attended the show with only 2,100 paying for tickets.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Monday Nitro – October 16, 1995

Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are in the booth and they are live from Albany, Georgia.

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What the World Was Watching: Monday Nitro – October 9, 1995

Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are doing commentary and they are live from Chicago, Illinois.  All of the announcers are sporting custom Chicago Bears jerseys, with Bischoff shockingly not wearing an old McMahon jersey to send another shot across the WWF’s bow.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, 8,500 fans showed up to the Rosemont Horizon, with 4,458 paying for tickets.

Heenan says that the Giant has been issued a restraining order and is outside of the arena, barred from coming in this evening.

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What the World Was Watching: Monday Nitro – October 2, 1995

Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are in the booth and they are live from Denver, Colorado.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, 9,000 fans attended the show but only 3,000 paid for their tickets.

Ric Flair grabs Bischoff’s headset and tells fans that he is in Denver to get a piece of Arn Anderson.

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What the World Was Watching: Monday Nitro – September 25, 1995

Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are in the booth and they are live from Florence, South Carolina.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew 5,000 fans, of which only 2,000 paid.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Monday Nitro – September 18, 1995

Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are doing commentary and they are live from Johnson City, Tennessee, better known as one of the home bases of Smoky Mountain Wrestling.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, 3,200 fans attended the show, with 2,031 paying for their ticket.

Gene Okerlund is backstage, where Kevin Sullivan and the Giant arrive at the arena in the back of an ambulance.  The Giant tells Hulk Hogan that he is not immortal.  They are still playing up the angle that the Giant is Andre the Giant’s son.

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro–09.01.97

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 09.01.97

OK, I’ve got a couple of hours free here on my vacation, so time to finally get this one done and hopefully wrap up 1997 Nitro before the permanent switch to 3 hours.

When we last left off… https://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2019/02/27/the-smark-rant-for-wcw-monday-nitro-08-25-97/

We start with a nice tribute to the career of Arn Anderson and a recap of the history of the Four Horsemen.

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What the World Was Watching: Monday Nitro – September 11, 1995

Eric Bischoff, Steve McMichael (with his dog Pepe), and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are live from Miami, Florida.  Bischoff announces that Vader is AWOL because he has “not filed proper documents” so now Hulk Hogan’s team is one man down going into Fall Brawl.

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What the World Was Watching: Monday Nitro – September 4, 1995

Eric Bischoff, Steve McMichael, and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are live from the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Heenan begs off everything he said about McMichael in the week leading up to the show.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew 2,000 fans.

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro–08.25.97

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 08.25.97

Here’s another one I’ve been waiting for a while to roll around!

Live from Columbia, SC, drawing yet another record-breaking gate of 8058, an all-time record for the city. It just goes to show how inept the promotion for the Clash was, because that show only did about 4000 people during this hot streak where they were selling out arenas with ease week after week.

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro–08.18.97

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 08.18.97

OK, back to this for a bit. Oddly enough, they dumped a huge run of WWF Confidential onto the Network. I’m interested to check it out again because I only remember the episode with the Lex Luger 911 call and the debut with Steve Austin. Probably not something I can really rant on, though.

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro–08.11.97

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 08.11.97

It’s the night after Road Wild! Also Lord Steven Regal apparently got drunk and pissed on a stewardess and won’t be on the show. That’s how you know it’s time for rehab.  Also, Syxx was briefly fired for violating the various Standards & Practices rules (vis-a-vis pointing to his crotch all the time) but the Outsiders threatened to quit and Bischoff backed down.  For now. 

Live from Denver, CO, drawing 7444.

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro–07.28.97

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 07.28.97

I mean, just reading the description for this show sounds completely batshit insane. I’m pretty pumped.

As noted, based on my work and travel schedule leading up to Christmas, this might be the last new thing I can get out for a few days, but I’ll try to squeeze in another episode of Heat or something for tomorrow before I wrap it up.

Live from Charleston, WV, and back on Mondays, drawing a record gate of 9575 for the city.

Your hosts are Tony, Larry and Mike.

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro–07.07.97

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 07.07.97

Last week! Curt Hennig made a shocking debut in WCW, where he wandered out at the end of the show and did nothing! It was the SHOCKER OF ALL SHOCKERS according to Tony. SMELL THE RATINGS!

Live from Memphis, TN, drawing 7800. So crazy to have anyone else running the Mid-South Coliseum.

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