–With no pay-per-view afterward, Main Event is back as a studio show with Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan.
–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.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are live from Detroit, Michigan. Schiavone says that Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman attacked Ric Flair before the show went on the air and Flair’s ability to compete later tonight is uncertain.
–A video package recaps the Diamond Dallas Page-Johnny B. Badd feud.
Date: October 18, 2019
Location: Sam’s Town Hotel & Gaming Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada
Commentators: Josh Matthews, Don Callis
It’s the go home show for Bound For Glory and that means a few good things for this company. For one thing, we are almost to the biggest show of the year but it also means that things can reset a bit. This has been a pretty nice year for the company but getting back to a fresh start can be a good thing at times. Hopefully that is the case around here. Let’s get to it.
–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.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are calling the action and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings took place on September 20.
–Dusty Rhodes comes out to take on his new role as a color commentator. Heenan demands that Dusty leave and when Dusty refuses, Heenan takes a hike, doing a funny bit of giving Schiavone and Dusty a bunch of chances to take him back.
WCW Prime for September 25 featured a few new bouts, with Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes on commentary.
–WCW Champion Hulk Hogan shows up in Asheville, North Carolina on the Harley Davidson motorcycle he received at Bash at the Beach and is surrounded by his fans. Gene Okerlund interviews him, with Hogan hyping his journey through North Carolina, painting the Dungeon of Doom as anti-American. This offends the Giant as he takes a Dungeon of Doom monster truck and runs over Hogan’s motorcycle, forcing Hogan and his fans to flee. Hogan hilariously pounds on the side of the truck like a kid having a tantrum as the Giant laughs.
–Eric Bischoff and Dusty Rhodes are doing commentary and they are live from Asheville, North Carolina. They treat the destruction of Hogan’s motorcycle as a national tragedy.
–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.
–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.
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are in the studio for today’s episode. They hype the Hulkamaniacs-Dungeon of Doom main event scheduled for Fall Brawl and discuss Meng’s acquisition of the golden spike from the Master.
–Okerlund and Heenan discuss the “fatal attraction” element of the Colonel Robert Parker-Sister Sherri relationship.
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are in the studio as per usual for today’s broadcast. Heenan says he is bothered by the tensions between Ric Flair and Arn Anderson because they are good friends of his. He blames Hulk Hogan for their problems.
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan handle the usual studio duties for today’s broadcast. Heenan demands to find out who is going to be in the WarGames match at Fall Brawl.
–Heenan goes through the members of the Dungeon of Doom, speculating on who might appear at Fall Brawl.
–Gene Okerlund interviews WCW Champion Hulk Hogan in a dark room. Hogan says he misses Andre the Giant and how it was unfair the Pontiac Silverdome did not chant Andre’s name. He does his best to act dramatic, sniffing Andre’s old shirt, as he says he felt Andre’s presence when the Giant threw the shirt at him at Bash at the Beach and that rumors of Andre having a son were true. Hogan concludes by saying that the time has come to rise and face the challenge of the Giant again and to do so he will have to fight through the Dungeon of Doom. That journey will start on next week’s Main Event.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. The matches on this broadcast took place on July 11.
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are doing the studio duties for today’s broadcast. Heenan says that there is going to be a big parade in Bucksnort, Tennessee to honor Dick Slater and Bunkhouse Buck’s tag team title win on WCW Saturday Night.
–Heenan goes through a long story about how he was tending to a sick waitress at a Mexican restaurant after Bash at the Beach so that is why he could not pay for Okerlund’s dinner after Okerlund correctly predicted that Hulk Hogan would beat Vader at the pay-per-view.
Date: June 14, 2019
Location: Melrose Ballroom, New York City, New York
Commentators: Don Callis, Josh Matthews
We’re out of Philadelphia and hopefully that means we’re on the way towards more of a focus on the good stuff rather than the bad. Part of the company’s issues have been going hot and cold with a mixture of stuff that works for the future and an emphasis on nostalgia. The good has been very strong though and if we get more of that, we’re in for a fun show. Let’s get to it.
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan do their usual studio duties. They hype Bash at the Beach, namely the Hulk Hogan-Vader main event.
–Okerlund says that Diamond Dallas Page was recently looking for a house in Malibu. Heenan refutes the rumor floating around WCW that the Diamond Doll won the money that Page is spending as his own.
–Heenan openly wonders why the Nasty Boys are so popular when they do a move like the Pit Stop.
Date: May 31, 2019
Location: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Commentators: Josh Matthews, Don Callis
We’re going back in time again tonight with the further adventures of the ECW stars in modern times, plus what should be the destruction of Glenn Gilbertti at the hands of Tessa Blanchard. Last week’s show wasn’t the kindest thing in the world so hopefully this one is a lot better. Let’s get to it.
United We Stand
Date: April 4, 2019
Location: Rahway Recreation Center, Rahway, New Jersey
Commentators: Josh Matthews, Don Callis
It’s nice that Impact has finally realized that they should be running a show over Wrestlemania weekend. How that eluded them for so long isn’t clear but I think we can go with general reasons of “It’s Impact.” The main event here is Rob Van Dam(recently signed)/Sabu vs. the Lucha Bros in a match that isn’t likely to be as epic as the company expects. Let’s get to it.
Yes we hop once again into the way back machine twenty years to the day for yet another review of ECW Hardcore TV, as we continue the build towards Living Dangerously on the 21st of March 1999.
Last week we viewed the first hour of footage taped from Crossing the Line 99, and we’ll finish that off this week.
So without further ado, let’s get to it!