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WCW Saturday Night 4/1/1995

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
From: Atlanta, GA

1.)WCW World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat defeated Tim Horner & Brad Armstrong
2.)Sgt. Craig Pittman defeated Eddie Jackie
3.)The Nasty Boys defeated Stan Lee & Bill Quinn
4.)Paul Orndorff defeated Mark Starr
5.)Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater defeated Billy Houston & Bobby Knight
6.)Kevin Sullivan & The Butcher defeated Steve Hall & Steve Storm
7.)Big Bubba defeated Mike Davis
8.)Johnny B. Badd & Alex Wright defeated WCW Television Champion Arn Anderson & Steve Austin

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.Bobby Heenan doesn’t think that Hogan really wants Flair back in the ring. Tony says that Flair has purchased a segment on this weeks program so he will be here tonight.

2.You may be surprised but Horner and Armstrong weren’t just a regular jobber team. They actually gave the tag team champions a run for their money, but let’s face it, they never had a shot in this one. Horner had a sleeper hold on Ray but Booker got involved and hit Horner with a scissors kick to pick up the win. It was a fun little way to open the show, actually. After the match, Tony Schiavone interviewed Harlem Heat after the match. They told the Nasty Boys that they weren’t going to get their titles but they would be wrestling tomorrow night on the Main Event. Booker T has the weirdest catchphrases in the history of professional wrestling. There was something about a chicken wing on a string or something.

3.Nick Bockwinkel recently had a meeting with the other members of the board regarding Ric Flair in WCW. Gary Juster votes no (that bastard), and some chick from Spain does the same. These people no nothing! The guy from Germany wants him back in WCW. Sonny Ono from Japan votes to have him come back to WCW. A woman from France decides against deciding right now. They are going to drag this out because they have several more weeks before the next pay per view in May.

4.Sgt. Craig Pittman had a squash match this week. He won by submission with the arm breaker. After the match, Pittman wants anyone to come at him because he is the best. He wants Mean Gene to give him ten pushups!

5.The Nasty Boys won yet another squash match after Saggs hit a top rope elbow drop. After the match, they talked to Tony Schiavone. They say Harlem Heat is going down tomorrow night.

6.Orndorff attacked Starr before the bell because the jobber was holding a shirt that said Paula. He would get the last laugh by hitting the pile driver for the win.

7.Studd Stable members Dick Slater and Bunkhouse Buck competed in a tag team squash match. Buck got the win over Knight following a right hand punch.

8.A public service announcement is aired with it saying Ric Flair wants WCW to be fair to him. We hear from Flair who think that women understand what he is all about. Hogan wants him, Savage, Sting and even Bockwinkel want him! We see a bunch of wrestling clips featuring him as well, obviously. He made a list of ten reasons why WCW should be fair to him. This is kind of funny… 10.) the figure four is a house hold name… 9.) Without him people will think that Alex Wright can dance… 8.) I’m living up to my end of the bargain, I haven’t wrestled since October!… 7.) Because I just might by the company and fire everyone!.. 6.) I’m still on everyone’s mind!… 5.) Women are going crazy, just look at Savage and what happened to him!.. 4.) If I’m not at WCW, what are they going to do? Close Space Mountain?.. 3.) The whole world is going through Flair Withdrawal!… 2.) I’m a kiss stealing, wheeling dealing, limousine riding, jet flying son of a gun!.. 1.) The number one reason is just WOOOO! How can you argue with any of that?

9.The Butcher forced Steve Hall to pass out with the sleeper hold to give himself and Sullivan an easy victory this week. After the match, Tony Schiavone has a conversation with them. Tony brings up the problems with them. Avalanche comes over and says that Butcher has been messing up quite a bit lately. Sullivan wants to know what Avalanche wants to do. Sullivan has compassion and says that Butcher has made only a few mistakes. He thinks there might be a little Hulkamania left in his mind. They are going to teach Butcher compassion.

10.Footage of Lord Steven Regal trying to chance Bobby Eaton some more is shown. They are shopping for new clothing. Eaton picks out some ridiculous suits at first. Eaton finds a suit and has his hair slicked back big time. Eaton is getting his nails done and getting a massage. Regal is teaching Eaton how to pronounce words!

11.Big Bubba competed in singles action. He took care of Davis following a side slam. After the match, Tony Schiavone talks to Bubba. Bubba wants Tony to announce who beat Sting at Uncensored. Tony does just that. Bubba brags about winning at Uncensored. Bubba calls out the major babyfaces losers.

12.The main event this week is another tag team match! At least it features four of the better workers in WCW. Badd and Austin opened up the match with Badd getting the early advantaging working on Austin’s leg for a moment. Wright tags in and keeps control by taking Austin down to continue to work on his left leg. Austin is knocked to the floor after several upper cuts. Wright works on Anderson’s arm with a wrist lock before tagging out to Badd. Anderson tosses Badd to the floor but misses a left hand and hits the ring post instead. Badd hits a double ax handle off the top rope back in the ring. Badd and Wright hit Anderson with a few punches before Badd gets a near fall after a scoop slam. Wright tags in but is backed into the heel corner only to fight out with punches. Austin knocks Wright off the top rope with a right hand, though. Anderson tags in Austin to keep control of the bout. Austin hits a snap suplex. Wright continues to be worked on by the heels. Badd eventually gets the hot tag and cleans house with a back drop and knee lift. He also hit a middle rope double ax handle. All four men are going at it until Austin and Badd are in the ring. Anderson sends Wright into the ring post. Wright knocks Anderson to the floor off the top and hits a cross body off the top onto Austin. Col. Robert Parker enters to cause the disqualification. After the match, Wright is beaten down until Sting runs out to make the save. That was a good television main event.

Final Thoughts:
I thought it was a fine episode. Yeah, there were a lot of tag team matches, but that’s fine. The Flair segment was pretty comical and the main event was a really good match. Hopefully WCW can continue to put on good television since their next major pay per view is in late May. That means these angles are going to drag on for a long time. But, as of right now they are putting on some fun television.

Thanks for reading.

Bob Colling Jr. View All

34-year-old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Long-time fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls, and Minnesota Vikings. An avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on old-school wrestling.

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