What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – August 13, 1995

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan handle the usual studio duties for today’s broadcast.  Heenan demands to find out who is going to be in the WarGames match at Fall Brawl.

Heenan goes through the members of the Dungeon of Doom, speculating on who might appear at Fall Brawl.

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What the World Was Watching: Clash of the Champions XXXI

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are live from Daytona Beach, Florida.

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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 Pro – August 5, 1995

WCW Prime had a new match featuring Big Bubba Rogers and Mark Starr.

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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 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 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 Main Event – July 16, 1995

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.

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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 Worldwide – July 15, 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 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 Main Event – July 2, 1995

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.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – July 1, 1995

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.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – June 25, 1995

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.

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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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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – June 24, 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: The Great American Bash (1995)

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are live from Dayton, Ohio as The Great American Bash returns to pay-per-view for the first time in three years.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – June 17, 1995

(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:

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – June 10, 1995

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.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – June 3, 1995

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.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – June 3, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Orlando, Florida.  These tapings took place on May 3.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – May 27, 1995

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.

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What the World Was Watching: Slamboree ’95

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.

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