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

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan do the studio duties and they do their best to sell the Shark as a legitimate threat to Hulkamania.

A new Dungeon of Doom vignette sees Vader return in his mastodon mask.  Vader says he has crossed a new dimension and now has more power than Hulk Hogan and Hulkamania and he will fulfill his destiny and win the WCW title at Bash at the Beach.  The Master yells out more geography before he, Vader, and Kevin Sullivan scream “Vader time.”

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

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are at their desks in the studio for today’s broadcast, headlined by Randy Savage against Big Bubba Rogers.

Okerlund hypes the Dungeon of Doom as a threat and how they are sending Vader out on a roadkill tour before Bash at the Beach.  Heenan says Vader could show up at any major sporting event to beat people up.

A video package recaps the Hulk Hogan-Vader feud going back to Clash of the Champions in January.  Some footage from the USWA is spliced in as well, where Vader beat up some preliminary wrestlers in Memphis.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – June 25, 1995

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.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – June 11, 1995

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are doing their usual studio duties for today’s show.  As the show opens, Heenan is on the telephone with an individual he refuses to name.

Okerlund and Heenan plays pogs, with Okerlund winning everything that Heenan had.

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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.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – June 4, 1995

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are doing the studio portion of the show.  They briefly discuss Randy Savage and Ric Flair fighting at the end of the recent edition of WCW Saturday Night.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – May 27, 1995

Tonight’s show is a hybrid broadcast as some matches were taped at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia on May 10 and 11 and others were shown live from Speed Street in Charlotte, North Carolina as part of the Charlotte Speed Street Festival.  Eric Bischoff and Dusty Rhodes are doing commentary in Charlotte, while Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing it in Atlanta.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – May 14, 1995

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are in charge of the studio portion of the show.  Okerlund spoils the result of the feature match by calling it a “warm up” match for Ric Flair for Slamboree.

Heenan picks up a Butcher trading card and says it will soon be a collector’s item because the Butcher has no name anymore.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – May 7, 1995

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are in charge of the studio portion.  They argue over whether Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage really wanted Ric Flair back in WCW.

Heenan goes through a big stack of WCW trading cards and offers to trade a bunch of cards to get a Gordon Solie card, which he proceeds to toss casually over his shoulder.

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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.

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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 Saturday Night – March 18, 1995

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

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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.

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

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

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

Footage of Dustin Rhodes and Hacksaw Jim Duggan struggling to beat up the Stud Stable on WCW Pro is shown.

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are the studio hosts.  They discuss Ric Flair wanting to confront Nick Bockwinkel on the next episode of WCW Saturday Night.

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What the World Was Watching: Clash of the Champions XXX

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are live from Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Monday Night RAW 03-15-93

Live from Poughkeepsie, NY

Airdate: March 15, 1993

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, & Rob Bartlett

It’s the blizzard episode! Will Frosty the Snowman wear a singlet and jump in the ring? Can either the Headshrinkers or Nasty Boys win in the main event? Or does the Poughkeepsie faithful feel threatened by a full-scale war? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Monday Night RAW 01-11-93

Live from New York, NY

Airdate: January 11, 1993

Attendance: 1,000 (600 paid)

Hosted by Vince McMahon, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, & Rob Bartlett

It’s a new era for the World Wrestling Federation! Are you ready to get RAW?

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Collections–Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (Part 2)

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Collections – Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (Part 2)

Carrying on now from 1988 onwards, although the first half of this collection was kind of disappointing and just felt like a bunch of stuff they threw together.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WWF Wrestlefest ’88

Live from Milwaukee, WI

Airdate: July 31, 1988

Attendance:  25,866

Hosted by Sean Mooney, Lord Alfred Hayes, and “Superstar” Billy Graham

This is the Coliseum Home Video version from Milwaukee County Stadium, former home to the Brewers and occasionally the Green Bay Packers.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WWF The Big Event!

Live from Toronto, ON

Airdate: August 28, 1986

Attendance:  74,000

Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon, “Luscious” Johnny Valiant, and the “Big Cat” Ernie Ladd

This event is sponsored by Chex Mix. Thanks, WWE Network!

Before I get started…

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WrestleMania 2!

In the supreme act of one-upmanship, due to Starrcade ’85 emanating from two locations, WrestleMania II emanated from THREE locations! If they keep this up, Starrcade ’86 could emanate from Tokyo AND London simultaneously.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on Saturday Night’s Main Event III

As I promised earlier in the Daily thread, here is my latest reflection. Go Cubs!

Taped from Hershey, PA

Airdate: November 2, 1985 (taped 10/31)

Attendance:  8,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WWF WrestleMania

Live from New York, NY

Airdate: March 31, 1985

Attendance:  19,121

Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Here we are–the very first WrestleMania that has spawned over three decades of supershows for the WWF/WWE. Let’s dig in to how the World Wrestling Federation got to this point:

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