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–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan handle studio duties for the last Main Event episode of 1995 to feature new matches.
Date: January 15, 2020
Location: Watsco Center, Miami, Florida
Commentators: Jim Ross, Excalibur, Tony Schiavone
It’s the first half of Bash At The Beach, with the second half coming next week from a boat (yes a boat). The big story this week is the fallout from last week with Jon Moxley turning down Chris Jericho’s offer of a spot in the Inner Circle with a champagne bottle. That all but guarantees a title match at Revolution so it’s time to built things up. Let’s get to it.
WCW Prime for December 4 featured a few new matches that will be recapped before WCW Pro.
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan handle studio duties for today’s show.
–Okerlund talks about a “dark cloud” that lingers over Randy Savage’s world title win at World War 3. Since the company is not building to a Savage-Hulk Hogan match, continually casting Savage’s title win in this fashion is not doing him any favors.
–Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are calling the action and they are live from Salem, Virginia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew a crowd of 5,000 fans, with 3,000 fans paying for entry.
–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.
–Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes call today’s action which, according to thehistoryofwwe.com, was taped on October 25 and November 16.
–Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes call this evening’s action, taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these matches took place on October 18 and 25.
–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.
–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.
–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.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are live from Detroit, Michigan. Schiavone says that Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman attacked Ric Flair before the show went on the air and Flair’s ability to compete later tonight is uncertain.
–A video package recaps the Diamond Dallas Page-Johnny B. Badd feud.
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are in the studio for today’s telecast. Okerlund does his best to describe how the monster truck battle between Hulk Hogan and the Giant will play out at Halloween Havoc.
–As part of the Halloween Havoc Control Center WCW Champion Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart do a taped promo where they promise to do whatever it takes to defeat the Giant at Halloween Havoc.
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.
–Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are in the booth and they are live from Albany, Georgia.
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are handling studio duties today. Heenan laments that he has tried to bring Ric Flair and Arn Anderson together but they are not listening to him.
–Okerlund puts over WCW calling cards that are coming to 7-Eleven stores in Detroit to hype Halloween Havoc.