There were no new bouts on WCW Prime, so we head to WCW Pro with Chris Cruise, Dusty Rhodes, and Larry Zbyszko doing commentary. They announce that Ric Flair is the new world champion.
–Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these matches took place on November 29 and 30.
–Schiavone announces that Hulk Hogan has been suspended from WCW because of his actions on Monday Nitro.
–Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are in the booth and they are live from Phoenix, Arizona. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew 9,000 fans, 3,000 of whom paid.
–Bischoff announces that the WCW Executive Committee decided forty-eight minutes ago that Hulk Hogan, the Giant, and Ric Flair are all on probation and if they do something wrong, they could be indefinitely suspended.
–Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes are doing commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the matches on this show were held on November 16 and 29.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Orlando, Florida. Heenan puts over his business partnership with New Japan, ignoring that he took their money fraudulently for half of WCW Pro.
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WCW Prime for November 27 featured the debut of the Super Assassins in a match that tasked Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes with commentating duties.
–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.
WCW Prime featured a few new bouts, with Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes calling the action. Cruise is dressed as a Puritan woman, while Dusty has male Pilgrim garb. A turkey mascot, also in Pilgrim costume, dances behind them throughout the show.
–Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes are in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these matches were taped on October 18 and 25.
–With no pay-per-view afterward, Main Event is back as a studio show with Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan.
–Eric Bischoff, Steve McMichael, and Bobby Heenan are calling the action and they are live from Dayton, Ohio. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, 3,500 fans attended the show, with 2,500 paying for entry.
–Bischoff says that Randy Savage will not face Sergeant Craig Pittman tonight because he was hurt at Halloween Havoc and that Eddy Guerrero will be his replacement. Savage was dealing with a legitimate detached tricep injury so the beating at Halloween Havoc was a convenient way to write him out for the time being.
–Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes are calling the action and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the matches on this show were taped on September 27, October 11, and October 25.
–Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes are in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the matches on this telecast were taped on September 27 and October 18 at Center Stage.
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan handle the studio duties for today’s broadcast. They open the show by hyping the Giant and recapping the Dungeon of Doom shaving WCW Champion Hulk Hogan’s mustache on Monday Nitro.
–As part of the Halloween Havoc Control Center, Kurasawa and Colonel Robert Parker rant about how Road Warrior Hawk is going down. Hawk promises to do some intensive surgery on Kurasawa in Detroit.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are calling the action and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings took place on September 20.
–Dusty Rhodes comes out to take on his new role as a color commentator. Heenan demands that Dusty leave and when Dusty refuses, Heenan takes a hike, doing a funny bit of giving Schiavone and Dusty a bunch of chances to take him back.
WCW Prime for September 18 included a bevy of new matches, which will be recapped before we get to WCW Pro for September 23. Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes did commentary for these matches.
–Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are doing commentary and they are live from Johnson City, Tennessee, better known as one of the home bases of Smoky Mountain Wrestling. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, 3,200 fans attended the show, with 2,031 paying for their ticket.
–Gene Okerlund is backstage, where Kevin Sullivan and the Giant arrive at the arena in the back of an ambulance. The Giant tells Hulk Hogan that he is not immortal. They are still playing up the angle that the Giant is Andre the Giant’s son.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are live from Asheville, North Carolina.