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 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.
WCW Prime for November 13 featured a new match, with Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes doing commentary.
–Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes are in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the matches on this show were taped on October 11.
–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.
WCW Prime for October 16 featured one new match, footage of which was non-existent. However, house show reports indicate that the following was the result:
*The State Patrol (0-5) defeated the Gambler & Chris Kanyon in the Prime “MOOO” Match of the Week.
WCW Pro for October 21 featured Chris Cruise, Dusty Rhodes, and Larry Zbyszko on commentary.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan resume their usual commentary duties and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, this taping took place on August 21. This show is also a bit of a hidden gem because all but the last fifteen minutes of the original broadcast in the United States was pre-empted due to Atlanta Braves baseball.
–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.
After having some broadcasts that lacked original matches, WCW Prime featured a new bout on April 3:
Note: Due to my work schedule picking back up, future reviews of this series will be posted on Tuesdays and Fridays at 4:00 EST.
–Sting & Randy Savage and the Stud Stable cut dueling promos against each other.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are calling the action and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the taping was done on January 10 and 11 in Atlanta, Georgia and drew 750 fans, none of whom paid to see the show.
–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are tonight’s broadcast team and they are taped from the Center Stage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. The tapings were done on December 7, 1994.
–Footage of Big Van Vader confronting WCW Champion Hulk Hogan at the end of Starrcade is shown. The highlight is Vader grabbing Doug Dillinger by the tie and nearly decking him with a right hand.