–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.
–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.
There were a few new bouts on WCW Prime for July 10, with Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes narrating the action.
–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.”
–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.
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are at their desks in the studio for today’s broadcast, headlined by Randy Savage against Big Bubba Rogers.
–Okerlund hypes the Dungeon of Doom as a threat and how they are sending Vader out on a roadkill tour before Bash at the Beach. Heenan says Vader could show up at any major sporting event to beat people up.
–A video package recaps the Hulk Hogan-Vader feud going back to Clash of the Champions in January. Some footage from the USWA is spliced in as well, where Vader beat up some preliminary wrestlers in Memphis.
–Eric Bischoff and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are still taped from Atlanta on June 7. This is another shortened broadcast because of baseball season.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are taped from Orlando, Florida.
WCW Prime featured two new bouts on its June 26 episode. Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes are in charge of calling both matches.
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan do their usual studio duties. They hype Bash at the Beach, namely the Hulk Hogan-Vader main event.
–Okerlund says that Diamond Dallas Page was recently looking for a house in Malibu. Heenan refutes the rumor floating around WCW that the Diamond Doll won the money that Page is spending as his own.
–Heenan openly wonders why the Nasty Boys are so popular when they do a move like the Pit Stop.
–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.
(Note: With the school year over, I have time to accelerate my 1995 WCW reviews. I will post them each afternoon through throughout the week just like Bayless does for his WWF reviews so by the end of this week we should be through the 1995 edition of The Great American Bash)
The June 12 edition of WCW Prime had a new match featuring Paul Orndorff and Tim Horner with Gordon Solie and Dusty Rhodes on the call:
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. These tapings were done on June 7. Tonight’s show is one hour in length due to the usual summer interruption provided by Atlanta Braves baseball.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. Tonight’s episode is one hour because of Braves baseball.
–Tonight’s show is a hybrid broadcast as some matches were taped at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia on May 10 and 11 and others were shown live from Speed Street in Charlotte, North Carolina as part of the Charlotte Speed Street Festival. Eric Bischoff and Dusty Rhodes are doing commentary in Charlotte, while Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing it in Atlanta.
–The promo poster for this show is odd as it makes it seem like Ric Flair is the babyface since he is “seeking revenge.”
–Eric Bischoff and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are live from St. Petersburg, Florida. Bischoff is substituting for Tony Schiavone who is on the shelf with neck surgery.
–A video package hypes Harlem Heat, spliced with a generic promo of how they are going to beat the Nasty Boys tonight.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are handling commentary duties and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. Tonight’s show is limited to an hour because of Atlanta Braves baseball.
–WCW Prime for May 15 featured one new bout, taped at an old WCW Pro taping. It was commentated by Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes.
–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.
After spending the last few weeks recovering from mono, our journey through 1995 WCW resumes!
WCW Prime had a WCW Tag Team Championship match that aired on May 8, so here is a recap of that match before we move onto WCW Worldwide:
–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.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – OCTOBER 3RD, 1992
– Last week on SMW TV… The Dirty White Boy finally had enough of Tim Horner, attacking him from behind and stringing him up from the top rope, Paul Orndorff failed to cash-in on the $10,000 bounty over Brian Lee’s head, The Stud Stable accused The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express of being drug addicts like Guns ‘n’ Roses, Ronnie Garvin is still upset over his towel being destroyed, and the Mystery Man behind the bounty on Lee’s head has offered to meet him in the ring at an unspecified date.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are back as the Saturday Night commentary team and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the tapings were held on April 12 and 790 fans attended, with admission being free.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING TV – SEPTEMBER 5TH, 1992
– Last week on SMW TV… The contract is signed, and the stipulations are confirmed: The Fantastics defend the Tag Team Titles against former Champions, The Heavenly Bodies, where there will be No DQ’s, and the winning team takes home $20,000, courtesy the bank account of Mama Cornette. Oh, and Jim Cornette’s tennis racket is barred from ringside… The Dirty White Boy continues to be a fighting Champion, drawing “Nitro” Danny Davis’ name from a hat and barely getting by him after using a foreign object. Paul Orndorff and Ronnie Garvin still hate each other and are threatening to cripple the other with a piledriver. In the TV Main Event, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and Stud Stable fought to a Double Disqualification, prolonging their rivalry.