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 Saturday Night – July 8, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan call the action to kick off a new set of tapings at Center Stage in Atlanta that were filmed on June 25.  Tonight’s show is a one-hour episode.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – July 8, 1995

WCW Prime for July 3 featured a few new contests so those will be recapped before we go on to WCW Pro.  Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes called the action for the Prime matches.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 07-30-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: July 30, 1983 (taped 07/15)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Garvin overcome his hatred of David and defeat Kevin in a non-title match? Will Adams and Parsons overcome size and strength against Gordy and Mongol? And what surprise guest can I anticipate for tonight’s reflection?

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – July 1, 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 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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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 06-18-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: June 18, 1983 (taped 06/10)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Kerry fight his way to the Brass Knuckles title? Who’s the newcomer? Who or what will assist me with tonight’s presentation?

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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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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 06-04-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: June 4, 1983 (taped 05/27)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Who will capture the vacated Texas title? Will Kerry get the better of Hayes, or will the Freebirds have other plans? Also, who will join me to co-host tonight’s reflection?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 05-14-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: May 14, 1983 (taped 04/29)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can Parsons tenderize Roberts in the main event? How can Lothario gain a juicy victory over Kamala? Will Adams prevail against an established Butcher? Who will dare to assist me in carving this meaty episode?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 05-07-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: May 7, 1983 (taped 04/29)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Who will win the penalty box match? Can Yatsu tame Kamala? Who dares to join me for this incarceration sensation?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 04-30-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: April 30, 1983 (taped 04/15)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Can David and Parsons get the better of the Freebirds? How will Guerrero handle Garvin? Will Kamala defeat two men in a handicap match? Who will join me to enjoy tonight’s reflection?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 04-16-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: April 16, 1983 (taped 04/01)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Who will win the battle of handcuffs? How does Flair react after his narrow victory last week? There’s a newcomer to Devastation, Inc. And who will be my special guest for this week’s reflection?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 03-05-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: March 5, 1983 (taped 02/18)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Bill Mercer

Will Roberts defeat David and earn a title shot? What are Akbar’s upcoming plans? What does Garvin think about the Von Erichs and Freebirds? And who guest-hosts tonight’s installment?

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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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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Monday Night RAW 06-28-1993

WWF Monday Night RAW 6-28-93

Taped from Poughkeepsie, NY

Airdate: June 28, 1993 (taped 6/21)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Vince McMahon, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

Can Michaels retain the IC title against Kamala? Who will be the best pick to win the main event? Crush? Or Booger? Let’s rock!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF March to WrestleMania IX

Taped from Fayetteville, NC

Airdate: March 28, 1993 (taped 3/7)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

Can Savage derail the runaway locomotive known as Yokozuna? Will Bigelow destroy Undertaker prior to WrestleMania IX? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Monday Night RAW 03-22-93

Live from New York, NY

Airdate: March 22, 1993

Attendance: 1,000 (sold out)

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

Can Kamala overtake Doink in the main event? Also, an important announcement will be made. What could it be? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Monday Night RAW 01-25-93

 

Taped from New York, NY

Airdate: January 25, 1993

Attendance: 1,000 (sold out)

Hosted by Vince McMahon, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, & Rob Bartlett

Who will be forced to leave the WWF? Will Savage repossess his hat from Repo Man? How will the New Yorkers treat Kamala? Let’s find out!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event VII

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event VII

Taped from Cleveland, OH

Airdate: October 4, 1986 (taped 9/13)

Attendance:  21,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

First, Jesse welcomes us to the show and notes that the pleasure is all ours. Woohoo!

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Kamala is not doing well

Very interesting and touching article, although I have to agree with the note of skepticism that Hogan wouldn't take care of one of his biggest opponents.  Those Kamala matches drew like gangbusters because everyone instantly bought him as a threat and they could milk it for months around the horn.  You can say a lot of things about Vince and Hogan at that time, but they always did honest business with guys who were making them box office.  

Kamala

I still find it mind-boggling that someone from WWE hasn't just stepped up and paid the 10,000 or whatever it would cost to get the second leg removed.  They shell out ridiculous amounts of money for their drug-addicted ex-employees and millions for Linda's campaign, the least they could for the poor guy is pay for his surgery. That would be a much better PR move than their endless Twitter and self-congratulatory bullying campaigns would be.  

Kamala fundraiser

RD and Scott,
Can you post this to WrestleCrap and your blog, respectively? It's a post on CRZ's The W message board about a Kamala shoot DVD where the proceeds are going to help him out with medical bills and cost of living. He's going through a tough time. I'm not associated with it in any way, I just wanted to see the guy get some money because it seems like he needs it. Thanks. 
http://the-w.com/t/46084#496301

Surprised that someone in WWE hasn't picked up the bill, actually.