What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – April 22, 1995

WCW Prime aired on April 17 with a new feature bout:

Prime “MOOO” Match of the Week:  Alex Wright (26-0-1) defeats Steve Austin (w/Colonel Robert Parker) (8-1) via disqualification when Arn Anderson interferes at 6:05:

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The 2018 Doomie Awards

Last week the blog cast its votes for the top (and worst) wrestlers and moments of 2018.  The voting deadline passed on Friday and all of the votes have been counted.  Remember, a first place vote was worth five points, a second place vote was worth three points, and a third place vote was worth one point.  In case of a tie, number of first place votes was used to break it.

I included the top three finishers for each category below, but if you wish to see the entire spreadsheet and how many first place, second place, and/or third place a choice received, go to this link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q7sBC5tgWqchIV7HYABgVtIPwvJ8gVnO/view?usp=sharing

Keep in mind that not all voters cast a ballot with three choices for each category and some voters did not vote for certain categories (everyone voted for Wrestler of the Year, though).  Participation in Doomie voting was down this year, with thirty-nine ballots cast versus fifty-three last year.  Voter were also more uniform in their selections, with fewer candidates being nominated/receiving votes than previous years. Winners can be found below.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – April 16, 1995

(Check back tomorrow night for Doomie Award results!)

Eric Bischoff and Bobby Heenan are doing studio duties for today’s broadcast.  They briefly discuss Ric Flair’s reinstatement.

Bischoff hypes WCW’s rubber action figures.  Heenan uses the Vader figure to knock the Hulk Hogan figure off his desk.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – April 15, 1995

Stars & Stripes promise that Arn Anderson & Vader will face their Waterloo tonight.  Vader says he is very excited to team with Anderson for the first time.

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, this episode was taped on April 4.  Heenan paces behind Schiavone and Gene Okerlund, who discuss whether Ric Flair will be reinstated tonight.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – April 15, 1995

(Note:  Don’t forget to vote for the Doomies by Friday!)

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Orlando, Florida.  Heenan rants that French indecision on whether to reinstate Ric Flair is ruining Flair’s career.

Read moreWhat the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – April 15, 1995

What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – April 15, 1995

WCW Prime aired on April 10 with a couple of new bouts.  Those will be recapped before going into the April 15 episode of WCW Pro.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – April 9, 1995

(Note:  Instructions for Doomie voting will be up by the end of the week so check back regularly to the Blog for that posting.  Also, Happy New Year!)

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are handling the studio portion of the show.  They recap tensions between the Butcher and the other Faces of Fear and the recent developments regarding Ric Flair’s possible reinstatement.  Heenan also praises the heel turn of Big Bubba Rogers, alluding to his past issues with Rogers in the WWF.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – April 8, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are still taped from Atlanta, Georgia from March 22.  Heenan says that he could easily break the WCW Executive Board’s tie and reinstate Ric Flair.

Read moreWhat the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – April 8, 1995

What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – April 8, 1995

(This might be the first year that my column is released on Christmas, so Merry Christmas to all of the readers of the Blog!)

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Orlando, FloridaHeenan warns Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage that they do not want Ric Flair reinstated.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – April 8, 1995

After having some broadcasts that lacked original matches, WCW Prime featured a new bout on April 3:

Read moreWhat the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – April 8, 1995

What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – April 2, 1995

Note:  Since some of these broadcasts, such as Main Event, provide a lot of replays of past action, I will avoid recapping those segments and just provide a description of the new content that aired as part of the telecast.

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are handling studio duties for today’s broadcast.  They quickly recap the existing storylines surrounding Ric Flair and the Nasty Boys-Harlem Heat feud.

Read moreWhat the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – April 2, 1995

What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – April 1, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are calling the action tonight and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings were held on March 22.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – April 1, 1995

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

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – April 1, 1995

Gordon Solie, Dusty Rhodes, and Larry Zbyszko are doing commentary and they are taped from an unspecified location.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – March 26, 1995

Eric Bischoff and Bobby Heenan are handling the studio portion of the show, with Bischoff reminding fans that Vader has been stripped of the U.S. title and Ric Flair has been banned from WCW.

A replay of Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, and Jimmy Hart talking to WCW Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel in his office is shown.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – March 25, 1995

Footage of Vader and Ric Flair beating up Dave Sullivan on last week’s show is aired.  The video package also hypes tonight’s Randy Savage-Avalanche main event and Sergeant Craig Pittman.

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  This show occurred on March 8 and, according to the historyofwwe.com, it attracted 785 fans.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – March 25, 1995

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

Schiavone narrates pictures of the action that took place at Uncensored.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – March 25, 1995

Gordon Solie, Larry Zbyszko, and Dusty Rhodes are doing commentary and they are concluding the tapings in Gainesville, Georgia.

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What the World Was Watching: Uncensored 1995

(Note:  I meant to get this up on Friday as per my usual Tuesday/Friday rotation.  However, taking the LSAT scuttled those plans.  So we resume 1995 WCW with this barn burner of a show…)

The opening video package reminds us that tonight there are no rules and the action we are about to see is not authorized by World Championship Wrestling.

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are live from Tupelo, MississippiMike Tenay also reminds fans that the first minute on the WCW Hotline is free for tonight only.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – March 19, 1995

Eric Bischoff and Bobby Heenan are on commentary and they are live from Tupelo, Mississippi, the site of tonight’s Uncensored pay-per-view.  Heenan is still rattled from how Ric Flair snapped last night on WCW Saturday Night, which is replayed for the viewing audience.

Tony Schiavone interviews WCW Champion Hulk Hogan in the aisle.  Hogan mocks Vader’s taunt and says that Jimmy Hart is busy with the “ultimate surprise” backstage.  He then proceeds to go into his usual habit of promising to run wild on Vader tonight.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – March 18, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are tasked with commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.

Read moreWhat the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – March 18, 1995

What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – March 18, 1995

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

Read moreWhat the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – March 18, 1995

What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – March 18, 1995

Gordon Solie, Larry Zbyszko, and Dusty Rhodes are calling the action and they are still taped from Gainesville, Georgia.

A recap of Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel suspending Hulk Hogan until Uncensored and Vader and Ric Flair’s antics on WCW Saturday Night are shown.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – March 12, 1995

A replay of Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel appearing on WCW Saturday Night and suspending WCW Champion Hulk Hogan from WCW events until Uncensored is shown.

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are doing the studio portion of the broadcast.  Today’s feature match comes from the Gainesville, Georgia taping on February 21.

Read moreWhat the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – March 12, 1995