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WCW Saturday Night 2/25/1995

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date:
2/25/1995
From: Atlanta, GA

Matches:
1.)Big Bubba & Avalanche defeated Mark Thorn & Kip Abee
2.)Alex Wright defeated Dino Casanova
3.)Blacktop Bully defeated Larry McMahon
4.)WCW Television Champion Arn Anderson defeated Brad Armstrong to retain the title
5.)Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater defeated Barry Hardy & Scott Armstrong
6.)Johnny B. Badd defeated Dave Young
7.)Marcus Alexander Bagwell & The Patriot defeated Fred Avery & George South
8.)Jim Duggan defeated Tony Vincent
9.)Sting & Randy Savage defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat by disqualification

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.Last Sunday, Vader tried to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship but came up short. Ric Flair came in to count the pin fall after Vader drove Hogan down to the mat with a power bomb.

2.Bobby Heenan thinks that we should have a parade for Flair who counted the three count for Vader, but again, Vader isn’t the champion.

3.We go to a stills to show what happened at Superbrawl V last Sunday night. Has an alliance between Vader and Flair been formed? Nick Bockwinkel says that Vader will be fined for what happened. WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan makes his way out to talk. Hogan wants to be part of WCW Uncensored and wants a strap match with Vader at the event. Hogan says he is going rise to the occasion and be a maniac at Uncensored. Jimmy Hart says that neither Flair or Vader will take the gold from Hogan because they have a surprise for them. I wonder what that surprise could possibly be.

4.The enormous tag team of Big Bubba and Avalanche had a squash match to kick off the action this week. Bubba got the win following a side slam on Thorn. After the match, Avalanche delivered two sit down splashes onto the poor guy to add insult to the loss. They are then interviewed by Mean Gene. Avalanche will be wrestling Randy Savage at Uncensored while Big Bubba will meet Sting at the event. Bubba thinks they are the most dangerous tag team in WCW. Bubba believes they should be wrestling for the tag team titles tonight. Bubba wants Sting to get ready to feel pain. Avalanche says he is going to splash Savage at Uncensored because there is a big X on his chest.

5.Footage from WCW Pro earlier in the morning was shown. Van Hammer competed against DDP in an arm wrestling match. Hammer was clearly going to beat DDP but Maxx Muscle kicked Hammer’s legs from under him and DDP won.

6.Alex Wright is back on Saturday Night again and won his squash match after hitting a cross body off the middle rope. After the match, Mean Gene interviews Alex Wright, who is still undefeated in WCW. Wright says it was a great honor to wrestle at Superbrawl. Wright knows that he can’t trust anyone in WCW. He is a really clean cut babyface. It’s kind of disgusting. They already have Hogan, and now they have Wright doing the same stuff just doing it worse.

7.Blacktop Bully returned to singles action and forced his opponent to give up to the Breaker 1-9. After the match, Bully is interviewed by Mean Gene. Bully hypes up a King of the Road match with Rhodes at Uncensored. Bully is going to keep his promise to Col. Parker and will take out Rhodes. Col. Parker reveals that Meng will be back next week on Saturday Night as a wrestler!

8.Big Van Vader and Ric Flair come out to talk to Tony Schiavone and Nick Bockwinkel. Vader declares himself the uncrowned WCW World Heavyweight Champion. Hogan comes out quickly with his strap and tries to get at Vader but is held away by officials. Bockwinkel ejects both Hogan and Vader from the building.

9.Arn Anderson put the WCW TV Championship on the line with the top jobber in WCW, Brad Armstrong. Brad gets the early advantage by wrapping Anderson’s leg around the ring post a few times. That will be the main focus for Armstrong, working on the champs left leg. Armstrong nearly won the belt following a cross body off the middle rope. Anderson avoided a splash in the corner and Armstrong hit the turnbuckles hard. If Armstrong wins this match he will get 1,000 gold coins. I didn’t know that was associated with the TV Championship. Anderson ducks a clothesline and plants Armstrong with the DDT to retain the championship. After the match, Tony Schiavone interviews Arn Anderson and Col. Robert Parker. Parker has put the gold coins on the line and doesn’t think he has anything to worry about. Anderson will be meeting Johnny B. Badd at WCW Uncensored. It will be a boxer vs. wrestler match at the event. Anderson says that he is the man and tells Badd to come and get it.

10.Bunkhouse Buck and Dick Slater had a squash match in tag action this week. Slater pins Hardy following a double right hand along with Buck. That is one of the dumbest finishes in WCW right now.

11.Johnny B. Badd won his squash match following a left hook. After the match, Mean Gene interviews Johnny B. Badd. Badd knows that having boxing gloves on will be a major disadvantage but he will nail the biggest punch in history to beat Anderson. Badd will never forget about losing the championship to Anderson thanks to Parker and Meng. Badd is going to the winners circle while Anderson will be going to dreamland.

12.Stars & Stripes returned to Saturday night with a squash match. Bagwell got the pin after leaping off the middle rope to hit a cross body while Patriot delivered a vertical suplex.

13.Jim Duggan won his squash match following a running clothesline.

14.This is probably one of the bigger main events for the entire year in WCW for Saturday Night, at least. Savage and Booker started the match with Savage working on Booker early on with jabs. Sting enters and drops Booker with a clothesline after delivering a big boot. Savage comes off the top to deliver a double ax handle blow and drops Booker with a gut wrench slam. Harlem Heat work on Savage in their corner but Savage escapes and tags in Sting. Sting hits a dropkick on Stevie and Savage hits another double ax handle off the top rope. The challengers are really getting the better of the champions by this point. Booker blocks a big splash off the middle rope by getting his knees up and goes to work on Sting with stomps. Sting nearly rolls Booker up for a win but is instead worked on again by the champs. Savage gets the hot tag and cleans house with elbow strikes and a slam on Booker. Savage is tossed to the floor where Sherri gets a cheap shot in. Harlem Heat keep the advantage for a few minutes but aren’t able to put Savage away. Booker enters to nail Savage with an Harlem sidekick but Savage powers out at two. Sting gets the hot tag and cleans house with right hands. Sting hits the Stinger Splash on Booker and goes the Scorpion death lock but Stevie big boots him. Stevie backdrops Savage over the top to the floor. Sting and Booker collide on a cross body attempt. Stevie rolls in and covers Sting while Booker rolled to the floor but only got a two count. Savage knees Stevie into Sherri and Sting rolls Stevie up to win the match and titles! Another referee comes down to the ring and tells the official that Stevie wasn’t the legal man. So, the decision is that the titles don’t change hands. Big Bubba enters the ring and along with Harlem Heat attack Sting and Savage. Avalanche enters the ring and beats down Sting and Savage as well. Avalanche slams Savage while Bubba ties Sting with a belt over the middle rope and just pummels him. Avalanche splashes down onto Savage a couple of times! Bubba is now whipping Sting with the belt. That was an enjoyable way to end the show.

Final Thoughts:
This was probably the best episode for the entire month. Yeah, a lot of the feuds from Superbrawl are carrying over into the next pay per view, but it seems like they are still going have some kind of entertainment. The ending was done very nicely and made Avalanche and Bubba look dangerous. I didn’t like the way Harlem Heat were made to look in that match. They should’ve been made out to look better than that. WCW just made their champions just look weak without even losing. Anyway, it was a solid overall episode.

Thanks for reading.

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