What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – August 26, 1995

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

Opening Contest:  Sergeant Craig Pittman (30-3) beats Todd Wilder via submission to the Code Red at 1:49:

Wilder fails to make Pittman look good in this squash, not selling two sets of pushup pins and then falling when he is whipped into the ropes.

After the match, Morse Code rings out and Pittman becomes anxious once again.

Ric Flair (7-1) beats Tim Horner (0-12) via submission to the figure-four leglock at 4:39:

Just like wrestling George South in the 1980s, Flair gives Horner a decent amount of shine in his first appearance on WCW Worldwide in 1995.  That is more than Horner got against Anderson, but it fits the story of Flair being off his game.  Horner scores a near-fall from a bodyslam, but Flair manages to transition a side suplex into a figure-four to polish off the glorified enhancement talent.  Rating:  *½

Gene Okerlund interviews Diamond Dallas Page, the Diamond Doll, and Maxx Muscle.  Page says that after Bash at the Beach he got some new gold jewels for himself and after Fall Brawl he will get some new gold courtesy of the Renegade’s television title.

Kevin Sullivan (w/Meng) (11-5) beats Julio Sanchez after a double stomp at 1:34:

Meng is wearing a big dragon head and claw-like gloves as part of his new Dungeon of Doom gimmick.  He is also carrying a small box.  Meng looks like the Dragon Master of the United States Wresting Association (USWA) that got a cup of coffee feud with Jerry Lawler over the Unified title.  Sanchez has no chance in this squash as Sullivan attacks him before the bell, viciously throws him to the floor, and runs through his usual offense.

Brian Pillman (26-4) defeats Dino Cassanova after a tornado DDT at 2:44:

Pillman beat Cassanova on the April 29 edition of WCW Saturday Night, although he did so after suffering a concussion because Cassanova dumped him on his head when Pillman attempted a hurricanrana.  Pillman avoided that move in the future and today he goes aerial in a more subdued form, wowing the Disney crowd with a tornado DDT, a relatively new move in the states by 1995 standards.

WCW Tag Team Championship Match:  Dick Slater & Bunkhouse Buck (Champions w/Colonel Robert Parker) (20-9) wrestle the Blue Bloods (20-3-1) to a no contest when Sister Sherri and Colonel Robert Parker end up in the ring at 6:55:

Lord Steven Regal argued for a tag team title match for weeks, so this is the apparent culmination of those efforts.  The Disney fans love the USA and hate England, thereby turning Slater and Buck babyface in yet another heel-versus-heel matchup for the tag titles.  Poor Slater and Buck also get a jobber entrance, something totally unbecoming of their status in the division.  Both teams cheat when they can, eventually triggering a four-way brawl where Eaton hits Slater with the Tower of London.  However, Sister Sherri comes to the ring and forcibly makes out with Parker, with both rolling into the ring and presumably causing a no contest as no winner is announced.  After the bell, Buck pulls Sherri off of Parker, who flees to the locker room.  Sadly, the angle interfered with a relatively entertaining match.  Rating:  **

Okerlund interviews Television Champion the Renegade and Jimmy Hart.  Hart says that money cannot buy Diamond Dallas Page the television title.  The Renegade yells that he is going to terminate Page on sight.

Okerlund interviews Sister Sherri in the Disney arena.  Sherri says that she is Colonel Robert Parker’s baby and she says she has Parker’s ring around her neck because he gave it to her in a moment of passion.  She warns Parker that he best beware of what he wishes for.

The Last Word:  This was a well-paced show as the squash matches were kept short and all the main wrestlers brought some energy to their matches.  The main event had a poor finish but it was expected because WCW is valuing the Sister Sherri-Colonel Robert Parker storyline over the tag team division.

Up Next:  WCW Saturday Night for August 26!