Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 12-24-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: December 24, 1983 (taped 12/09)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Adams and Mantell get the better of Gordy and Garvin? Will Kevin get involved? Ernie Ladd pays WCCW a visit with a date against Kamala? Who will prevail? Who will join me to bring you this holiday episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 12-10-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: December 10, 1983 (taped 11/24)

Attendance: 18,500

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Adams achieve glory by defeating Garvin for the American title? Will David succeed against the Ugandan giant? How will Kevin fare against Gordy? Plus, a BONUS MATCH! With all this, who will join me to bring you this historic episode?

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – September 9, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are concluding the August 9 tapings at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – September 3, 1995

Eric Bischoff and Bobby Heenan are in the Mall of America for the last WCW telecast before the debut of Monday Nitro.  Heenan continues to rant about how Steve McMichael should not be in the announce booth.

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

Note:  My apologies for not having the column up yesterday.  I was in the process of moving with the new Misses in 100+ degree heat so I was too tired to get online.  But hey, WCW Worldwide was just the C or D-show, right?

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 – September 2, 1995

WCW Prime for August 28 featured Cobra in action so we will recap that match before moving onto WCW Pro.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 11-05-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: November 5, 1983 (taped 10/21)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Will the Freebirds get the better of Adams and Mantell? How will JYD fare against the Ugandan giant? Who will join me for the star-studded episode?

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

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  This show was taped in Atlanta on July 26.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 10-29-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: October 29, 1983 (taped 10/21)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

It’s the Halloween edition of WCCW 1983! Who will be in costume? Will there be spooky moments? And what triumphant event happened in 1983 that was truly scary?

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

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  This show wraps up the tapings done at Center Stage on July 11.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 10-15-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: October 15, 1983 (taped 10/07)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

It’s a battle of champions! Who will triumph, David or Garvin? Can the Freebirds topple Adams and Mantell? What’s Garvin’s take on Sunshine’s new valet? And who will join me to bring this episode to you?

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

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

Sadly, my copy of this show had a recording error and some matches were lost.  According to last week’s preview, these wrestlers won squash matches:

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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 Main Event – August 6, 1995

Eric Bischoff, Dusty Rhodes, and Randy Savage are calling the action and they are live from Daytona Beach, Florida.  This is the kickoff show for Clash of the Champions XXXI.

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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 Worldwide – August 5, 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 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 Worldwide – July 29, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are calling the action that is taped, as always, from Orlando, Georgia.  Heenan discusses the celebration in Bucksnort, Tennessee for Dick Slater and Bunkhouse Buck’s tag team title win on WCW Saturday Night.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – July 23, 1995

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are doing the studio duties for today’s broadcast.  Heenan says that there is going to be a big parade in Bucksnort, Tennessee to honor Dick Slater and Bunkhouse Buck’s tag team title win on WCW Saturday Night.

Heenan goes through a long story about how he was tending to a sick waitress at a Mexican restaurant after Bash at the Beach so that is why he could not pay for Okerlund’s dinner after Okerlund correctly predicted that Hulk Hogan would beat Vader at the pay-per-view.

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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: WCW Pro – July 22, 1995

There were no new matches on WCW Prime so we go right to WCW Pro where Chris Cruise, Dusty Rhodes, and Larry Zbyszko.  They are kicking off a new set of tapings in Macon, Georgia that took place on June 26.

A video package recaps the events of Bash at the Beach.

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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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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 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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