WCW Saturday Night 4/8/1995

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
From: Atlanta, GA

1.)Big Bubba defeated Tim Horner by disqualification
2.)Meng defeated Joey Maggs
3.)Marcus Alexander Bagwell & The Patriot defeated George South & Jimmie Rogers
4.)Brian Pillman defeated Lt. James Earl Wright
5.)The Nasty Boys defeated Steve Storm & Chris Nelson
6.)Jim Duggan defeated Sonny Trout
7.)Vader defeated Ian Weston
8.)Lord Steven Regal & Earl Robert Eaton defeated Red Tyler & Melvin Hagler
9.)Sting defeated Steve Austin

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.The program started off with Big Bubba squaring off against Tim Horner. Bubba is choking Horner when Brad Armstrong comes out and dropkicks Bubba to the floor. Bubba wins the match by disqualification. That lasted maybe a minute. After the match, Tony Schiavone decides to interview Brad Armstrong. Armstrong considers Horner to be a brother and mentions he was born in Georgia as well. He challenges Bubba to a match tomorrow night on the Main Event.

2.We go to Nick Bockwinkel for an update on Ric Flair in WCW. Next week, the answer to that question will be answered once and for all.

3.It’s time for a twenty second squash match with Meng. He hit a standing savant kick to earn the win over Joey Maggs. After the match, Col. Robert Parker cuts a promo talking about Elvis giving him a diamond ring. That comes to secondary to Meng, though. He believes that guys like Savage, Sting and Hogan are afraid of Meng. He believes that Meng will be the next WCW World Heavyweight Champion.

4.Stars and Stripes competed in tag action. They won the bout following a vertical suplex/cross body off the top rope combo.

5.Brian Pillman continued his winning ways after hitting a top rope big splash. He will be competing in the WCW United States Championship tournament.

6.Footage from the Main Event last week is shown. The Nasty Boys competed in a match against WCW World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat. Sister Sherri got involved to cause the disqualification. Well, Knobbs tosses Booker over the top to the floor to cause a double disqualification.

7.Speaking of the Nasty Boys, they competed in tag action this week. Actually, they compete on every episode it seems like. Saggs gets the pin fall after a top rope elbow drop. After the match, Mean Gene tells us that the Nasty Boys will be getting one more shot at the title. They believe that Harlem Heat and Sherri are desperate to hang onto the titles.

8.Ric Flair has another Fair to Flair segment. He is talking to a cardboard cutout of Hulk Hogan. He wants Hogan to use his influence to put in a good word for him to get back into WCW. Flair believes that he can be a Hulkamaniac if he is given a second chance in WCW. He promises to never chop Hogan, to never kick him in the leg, pull his hair, poke him in the eyes to deliver a knee drop or lock in the figure four ever again. He promises to never interfere in his matches ever again. I’m really liking the crazy Flair.

9.Jim Duggan competed in singles action. He wins the bout after a running clothesline.

10.A video promoting the Renegade is shown. He is basically a ripoff of the Ultimate Warrior.

11.Vader returned to action against jobber Ian Weston. Vader simply destroyed the poor guy and won the match after a power bomb. After the match, Mean Gene conducts an interview with Vader. Gene reminds Vader that he will not be part of the WCW US Championship tournament. He is convinced that he is the real champion and doesn’t understand why or how they could strip him of the championship. Vader believes that Ric Flair will not be back and that Hogan is just teasing him.

12.A video highlighting the transformation of Bobby Eaton is aired. Eaton has completely changed his character. He is now Earl Robert Eaton. Also, they are going by the Blue Bloods.

13.The Blue Bloods made their successful tag team debut this week on Saturday Night. Regal forced Hagler to submit to the Regal Stretch. I think this team could be my new favorite tag team at this point in WCW. After the match, the Blue Bloods cut a promo. Regal issues a threat to every tag team. They are going to suffer because they are forced to suffer for being in the United States. Ya know, they could just leave.

14.The main event this week is the ever popular Sting taking on the recently returned Steve Austin. Yeah, this match has lost a lot of it’s interest at this point. Sting hits a gorilla press slam on Austin to hit the first high impact move. Austin backs Sting into a corner with a few chops but Sting manages to catapult Austin into the corner for a near fall. Sting hits a suplex from the apron into the ring but Austin gets his knees up to block a big splash. Austin locks in a Boston Crab but Sting refuses to give in. Sting gets up and drops Austin with several clotheslines and running face buster. Sting avoids an atomic drop and hits a clothesline. They are on the floor when Sting sends Austin into the ring post. Back in the ring, Sting misses a top rope big splash. Austin goes to the top rope but he misses a splash as well. They counter a few tombstone attempts with Sting managing to hit the move. Austin gets his foot on the bottom rope on the cover attempt. Sting backdrops Austin in the ring and rolls Austin up to win the match.

15.WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage and Jimmy Hart make their way out to be interviewed by Tony Schiavone to end the show. They are happy about next weeks chance to bring Flair back to WCW. Savage says both he and Hogan want to get their hands on Flair first. Hogan believes the only way to get rid of a guy who is retired is to bring him back to the company and beat him in the ring. Well, he already did that and Flair didn’t go away. So, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.

Final Thoughts:
The format for Saturday Night is pretty much the same each and every week. That is getting a little annoying seeing the same guys in basically the same spot each week. I liked the featured bout, Flair’s segment and the tag team of the Blue Bloods. I’ll say it was an average week for Saturday Night. There wasn’t anything on here that was awful.

Thanks for reading.

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