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 Pro – November 25, 1995

WCW Prime featured a few new bouts, with Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes calling the action.  Cruise is dressed as a Puritan woman, while Dusty has male Pilgrim garb.  A turkey mascot, also in Pilgrim costume, dances behind them throughout the show.

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

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Orlando, Florida.  WCW Pro got a great new set but Worldwide must be the neglected child because their presentation looks incredibly outdated relative to the other shows.

Colonel Robert Parker hypes his new tag team:  the Super Assassins.  He puts over the fact that they weigh over three hundred pounds.

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

WCW Prime for November 13 featured a new match, with Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes doing commentary.

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

Gene Okerlund and Tony Schiavone are doing the studio work for this show.  They recap how the WCW title was held up on Monday Nitro.

Okerlund and Schiavone discuss the recent difficulties of Paul Orndorff.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Monday Nitro – November 6, 1995

Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are doing commentary and they are live from Jacksonville, Florida.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew 9,500 fans, with 3,500 paying for entry.

Tonight’s show is an interactive telecast where fans can call 1-900-370-3WCW and pay 99 cents to pick a wrestler from the “red locker room” that has Ric Flair, Meng, Diamond Dallas Page, the Blue Bloods, Big Bubba Rogers, the Shark, and Scott Norton to face a wrestler from the “blue locker room” that has Sting, Johnny B. Badd, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Dave Sullivan, Alex Wright, the Nasty Boys, and Mr. J.L.  The Shark and Norton must have patched up their differences since they were fighting each other on the last Nitro.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – November 4, 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 show were taped on October 11.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – October 21, 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 27 and October 18 at Center Stage.

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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 Worldwide – October 14, 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 Pro – September 23, 1995

WCW Prime for September 18 included a bevy of new matches, which will be recapped before we get to WCW Pro for September 23.  Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes did commentary for these matches.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – September 16, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan resume their usual commentary duties and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, this taping took place on August 21.  This show is also a bit of a hidden gem because all but the last fifteen minutes of the original broadcast in the United States was pre-empted due to Atlanta Braves baseball.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – September 2, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary for tonight’s show, which was taped in Atlanta on August 21.  Tonight’s episode is one hour in length.

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

WCW Prime on August 21 featured a new bout.  Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes were on the call.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – August 20, 1995

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are in the studio as per usual for today’s broadcast.  Heenan says he is bothered by the tensions between Ric Flair and Arn Anderson because they are good friends of his.  He blames Hulk Hogan for their problems.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – August 12, 1995

WCW Prime on August 7 had one new feature bout, with Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes on commentary.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – July 29, 1995

Gene Okerlund interviews WCW Champion Hulk Hogan in a dark room.  Hogan says he misses Andre the Giant and how it was unfair the Pontiac Silverdome did not chant Andre’s name.  He does his best to act dramatic, sniffing Andre’s old shirt, as he says he felt Andre’s presence when the Giant threw the shirt at him at Bash at the Beach and that rumors of Andre having a son were true.  Hogan concludes by saying that the time has come to rise and face the challenge of the Giant again and to do so he will have to fight through the Dungeon of Doom.  That journey will start on next week’s Main Event.

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  The matches on this broadcast took place on July 11.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – July 29, 1995

WCW Prime featured one new match on its July 24 broadcast so we will get to that match before going on to WCW Pro.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – July 22, 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: Bash at the Beach 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are live from Huntington Beach, California.  Schiavone says that the crowd is the biggest ever to see a WCW event.  This passes the eye test but there was no accurate way to verify how many people were there to see the show since WCW did not sell tickets to the event.

A video package hypes Meng.

United States Champion Sting is interviewed by Gene Okerlund.  Sting says that he has home field advantage and the fans – including his mother and father who are at ringside – will give him the energy to defend the U.S. title.

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