What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – June 10, 1995

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

Opening Contest:  Meng (w/Colonel Robert Parker) (18-0-1) pins Tommy Tanner after a thrust kick at 3:39:

Meng has Tanner dead to rights about thirty seconds in after a piledriver, but he opts to pull him up and do several more minutes of moves.  Again, it is worth noting that these longer squashes are not the best way to showcase Meng and put him over.

Gene Okerlund interviews Sting, who is flipping through WCW Magazine.  Sting is admiring a picture of Meng and he mocks Meng’s killer instinct before showing that he is a bigger star because he is on the cover of the magazine in question.

Harlem Heat (w/Sister Sherri) (23-3-2) defeat Eddie Jackie & Steve Storm when Booker T pins Storm after the Heatbomb at 3:34:

Harlem Heat want a rematch for the tag team titles but since the Blue Bloods get the first crack at the Nasty Boys at The Great American Bash they are just squashing jobbers in the meantime.  Speaking of which, the Blue Bloods have not wrestled on television since May 21, so their title shot is not getting a lot of build, probably good news for Harlem Heat’s future booking.  Heenan spends the match makes jokes about Angelo Poffo, causing Schiavone to do everything he can not to laugh and break his role as babyface announcer.

As part of the Great American Bash Control Center segment, Ric Flair argues that Randy Savage has a jealousy complex and that is what is driving their feud.

Sergeant Craig Pittman (19-0) defeats Tim Horner (0-6) via submission to the Code Red at 6:09:

Pittman has already taken care of Horner’s tag team partner Brad Armstrong so this match allows him to get another win over a lower midcarder.  Pittman and Horner put on a good clinic of amateur wrestling, with Horner nearly scoring the upset by cradling Pittman after the former Marine does some pushups.  Horner also avoids Pittman’s diving headbutt to the gut by countering with a sunset flip.  However, a blind charge sends Horner shoulder-first into the ring post and Pittman wastes no time transitioning that into the Code Red.  Rating:  **¼

Okerlund interviews Meng and Colonel Robert Parker.  Parker just does his usual hype job for one of his charges.

Randy Savage does a taped promo warning Ric Flair that there is no way out of their battle at The Great American Bash.

Brian Pillman (17-3) beats Bunkhouse Buck (w/Colonel Robert Parker) (4-6) after a schoolboy at 9:39:

Although it is not hyped as such, one could see this as a return bout of the United States Championship Tournament where Pillman defeated Buck in less than a minute.  Although Buck slows things down in the middle, Pillman is able to recover the pace in his comeback, kicking out of a Flair pin attempt and nearly winning with an O’Connor roll.  Buck eventually makes a fatal mistake of doing a blind charge and gets rolled up, surrendering his four-match overall winning streak to California Brian.  Rating:  **

Tune in next week to see Harlem Heat, Craig Pittman, Paul Orndorff, Vader, and Stars & Stripes in action!

The Last Word:  Last week Tony Schiavone promised the debut of Kamala but that never occurred, possibly because WCW had not introduced Kamala with a Dungeon of Doom vignette.  The two feature matches were pretty good relative to the quality Worldwide has had in the past and that made this a fun episode, even if it had no bearing on what occurs with The Great American Bash.

Up Next:  WCW Saturday Night for June 10!