What the World Was Watching: World War 3 (1995)

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are calling the matches and they are live from Norfolk, Virginia.

Gene Okerlund interviews Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, and Sting.  The crowd gives Hogan a mixed reaction as he talks about how he has not fully embraced the dark side and is going back to his babyface persona.  He sheds his black gear, which Sting tosses into a black container that explodes.  The problem is that the fire gets to be too much, so Sting has to keep going back to the container to pour water on it or keep down the smoke.  WCW technicians are eventually forced to put it out.  Savage tells Sting that he is cool with him again as Sting acts like a star-struck teenager.  Hogan says that Savage’s arm is not actually hurt and goes into a crazy rant about a “rag sheet” that said the Giant was going to win – the rag sheet in question being a copy of Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer – and how the Internet has the “real scoops.”  The Observer copy is burned as regular fans at home have no idea what Hogan is talking about.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – November 11, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes are in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these matches were taped on October 18 and 25.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – October 21, 1995

WCW Prime for October 16 featured one new match, footage of which was non-existent.  However, house show reports indicate that the following was the result:

*The State Patrol (0-5) defeated the Gambler & Chris Kanyon in the Prime “MOOO” Match of the Week.

WCW Pro for October 21 featured Chris Cruise, Dusty Rhodes, and Larry Zbyszko on commentary.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – October 14, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes are in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the matches on this telecast were taped on September 20 and 27 at Center Stage.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – October 7, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes are calling tonight’s action, which is taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, matches at this taping took place on August 30 and September 27.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – September 23, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  These tapings were done on August 21.  The Atlanta Braves are playing the Montreal Expos so this is a one-hour episode.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – August 19, 1995

WCW Prime for August 14 featured a new feature bout, with Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes calling the action.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – August 5, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  These tapings took place at Center Stage on July 26.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – August 5, 1995

WCW Prime had a new match featuring Big Bubba Rogers and Mark Starr.

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

Eric Bischoff and Dusty Rhodes are doing commentary for today’s Bash at the Beach pre-show broadcast that is originating live from Huntington Beach, California.  The camera shot of fans on the beach surrounding the ring makes for a great visual.

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

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary as WCW Saturday Night returns to two hours in the lead up to Bash at the Beach.  The matches here were taped in Atlanta on June 21.

A video package recaps the feud over the tag team titles between Harlem Heat, the Nasty Boys, and the Blue Bloods.

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

There were a few new bouts on WCW Prime for July 10, with Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes narrating the action.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – July 1, 1995 (Gordon Solie’s Final Broadcast)

WCW Prime featured two new bouts on its June 26 episode.   Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes are in charge of calling both matches.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – June 24, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are still taped from Atlanta, Georgia as of June 7.  Atlanta Braves baseball limits tonight’s broadcast to one hour.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – June 18, 1995

Eric Bischoff and Dusty Rhodes are in the booth and they are live from Dayton, Ohio.  Since this is the night of The Great American Bash tonight’s broadcast functions as the pre-show.  Rhodes is in complete hard sell mode, telling fans that if they are going to buy anything in their lives, they must buy the pay-per-view.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – January 14, 1995

Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler are doing commentary and they are still in Newark, Delaware.

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What the World Was Watching: The Action Zone – January 8, 1995

Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill are in the booth and they are from various locations since the Action Zone broadcast a collection of matches from different TV tapings.  I always fondly remember this syndicated show because it was my go-to viewing after church on Sundays or what I would run to see if going to see my aunt for a family gathering on a Sunday afternoon.

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Monday Nitro – February 5, 2001

Monday Nitro #276
Date: February 5, 2001
Location: Bankcorpsouth Center, Tupelo, Mississippi
Commentators: Scott Hudson, Tony Schiavone

Things are starting to build up towards SuperBrawl and the unbelievably fresh MEGA SHOWDOWN between Scott Steiner and Kevin Nash because that’s what’s going to get the young’uns talking about WCW as they walk through the airport. If nothing else maybe we can go a full week without Animal squashing two cruiserweights for the sake of…..what was the point of that again? If pushing Animal is their idea of drawing money, close the doors now. Let’s get to it.

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