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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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – May 21, 1995

Gene Okerlund and Dusty Rhodes are doing commentary and they are live from St. Petersburg, Florida since tonight’s broadcast is the Slamboree pre-show.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – May 20, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing today’s broadcast and they are taped from Orlando, Florida.

Schiavone hosts an interview with Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, the Renegade, and Jimmy Hart.  Savage says that today is a tune up for Slamboree as the Renegade flexes and bangs his head a lot.  Hogan makes sure to add that Vader is “wart infested.”

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – May 13, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  Tonight’s episode is only an hour in length because Atlanta Braves baseball gets more interest on TBS.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – May 13, 1995

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:

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – May 6, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  Heenan says that WCW Champion Hulk Hogan has showed up with an entourage.  This is a one hour episode because of an Atlanta Braves baseball game.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – May 6, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Orlando, Florida.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Clash of the Champions XXV

Live from St. Petersburg, FL

Airdate:  November 10, 1993

Attendance:  6,000 (1,700 paid)

Hosted by Tony Schiavone & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Can Flair regain the WCW World title? Will Hawk become World champion? What will be the result of the explosion of the Hollywood Blonds? Let’s find out!

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – April 29, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – April 29, 1995

WCW Prime on April 24 featured one original bout, which was not the Blue Bloods vs. Fantastic bout that was promoted the previous week:

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – April 22, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Orlando, Florida.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Halloween Havoc 1993

WCW Halloween Havoc ’93

Live from New Orleans, LA

Airdate: October 24, 1993

Attendance:  6,000 (3,000 paid)

Hosted by Tony Schiavone & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Can Cactus Jack exact revenge upon Vader and defeat him? Will Flair regain a “World” title? Who will be the “franchise” of WCW? Let’s find out!

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – April 16, 1995

(Check back tomorrow night for Doomie Award results!)

Eric Bischoff and Bobby Heenan are doing studio duties for today’s broadcast.  They briefly discuss Ric Flair’s reinstatement.

Bischoff hypes WCW’s rubber action figures.  Heenan uses the Vader figure to knock the Hulk Hogan figure off his desk.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – April 15, 1995

Stars & Stripes promise that Arn Anderson & Vader will face their Waterloo tonight.  Vader says he is very excited to team with Anderson for the first time.

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, this episode was taped on April 4.  Heenan paces behind Schiavone and Gene Okerlund, who discuss whether Ric Flair will be reinstated tonight.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – April 8, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are still taped from Atlanta, Georgia from March 22.  Heenan says that he could easily break the WCW Executive Board’s tie and reinstate Ric Flair.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – April 2, 1995

Note:  Since some of these broadcasts, such as Main Event, provide a lot of replays of past action, I will avoid recapping those segments and just provide a description of the new content that aired as part of the telecast.

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are handling studio duties for today’s broadcast.  They quickly recap the existing storylines surrounding Ric Flair and the Nasty Boys-Harlem Heat feud.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Fall Brawl ’93

WCW Fall Brawl ’93

Live from Houston, TX

Airdate: September 19, 1993

Attendance:  6,000 (3,500 paid)

Hosted by Tony Schiavone and Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Will the Masters of the Powerbomb wreak havoc during WarGames? Can Flair defend both the World title and Fifi’s honor? Let’s find out!

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – March 26, 1995

Eric Bischoff and Bobby Heenan are handling the studio portion of the show, with Bischoff reminding fans that Vader has been stripped of the U.S. title and Ric Flair has been banned from WCW.

A replay of Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, and Jimmy Hart talking to WCW Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel in his office is shown.

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What the World Was Watching: Uncensored 1995

(Note:  I meant to get this up on Friday as per my usual Tuesday/Friday rotation.  However, taking the LSAT scuttled those plans.  So we resume 1995 WCW with this barn burner of a show…)

The opening video package reminds us that tonight there are no rules and the action we are about to see is not authorized by World Championship Wrestling.

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are live from Tupelo, MississippiMike Tenay also reminds fans that the first minute on the WCW Hotline is free for tonight only.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Clash of the Champions XXIV

Live from Daytona Beach, FL

Airdate:  August 18, 1993

Attendance:  8,903 (2,400 paid)

Hosted by Tony Schiavone & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Will Vader retain against Smith? Can the Blonds keep their titles against the Horsemen? How will Steamboat fare against Orndorff for the TV title? Who will be Rhodes’ partner against Rude & Equalizer? What other shocking things will happen? Let’s find out!

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – March 19, 1995

Eric Bischoff and Bobby Heenan are on commentary and they are live from Tupelo, Mississippi, the site of tonight’s Uncensored pay-per-view.  Heenan is still rattled from how Ric Flair snapped last night on WCW Saturday Night, which is replayed for the viewing audience.

Tony Schiavone interviews WCW Champion Hulk Hogan in the aisle.  Hogan mocks Vader’s taunt and says that Jimmy Hart is busy with the “ultimate surprise” backstage.  He then proceeds to go into his usual habit of promising to run wild on Vader tonight.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – March 18, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are tasked with commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – March 18, 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 – March 11, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings were done on March 7.  Like last week’s broadcast, this show is also one hour.

Gene Okerlund interviews WCW Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel, who says that until Uncensored WCW Champion Hulk Hogan will not be allowed into any WCW event.  This was due to Hogan’s attack on Vader at the end of last week’s show.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Beach Blast ’93

Live from Biloxi, MS

Airdate: July 18, 1993

Attendance:  8,600 (4,000 paid)

Hosted by Tony Schiavone & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Will the Masters of the Powerbomb dominate? Or will Sting and Smith prevail? Can Flair win his tenth world title? How will the other Horsemen fare against the Hollywood Blonds? Let’s find out!

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