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WCW Saturday Night 4/15/1995

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date:
4/15/1995
From: Atlanta, GA

Matches:
1.)Alex Wright defeated Bobby Starr
2.)Sgt. Craig Pittman defeated John Taylor
3.)Meng defeated Barry Hardy
4.)The Blue Bloods defeated Eddie Jackie & Scott Armstrong
5.)Paul Orndorff defeated Barry Houston
6.)Brian Pillman defeated Rick Thames
7.)Big Bubba defeated Larry Santo
8.)WCW Television Champion Arn Anderson & Vader defeated Stars & Stripes

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.Stars & Stripes will be squaring off against Vader and Arn Anderson tonight in the main event. They share their thoughts on the upcoming bout.

2.Alex Wright competed in singles action to kick off the show. Wright is still undefeated in WCW and didn’t have any problem with his opponent Bobby Starr. Wright won the bout after a top rope cross body. After the match, Mean Gene interviews Alex. He is really looking forward to his chance at competing against Arn Anderson and for his chance at winning the WCW United States Championship.

3.Pittman competed in a squash match this week. He won his squash by submission with a cross arm breaker. After the match, Mean Gene interviews Pittman who says he will be in the US Championship tournament if he wants to be in it. Naturally, Pittman is setting his sights on the top guys like Hogan and Savage.

4.Well, Meng’s match this week actually lasted longer than ten seconds. Barry Hardy lasted about fifteen seconds until he was drilled with a standing savant kick. After the match, Mean Gene interviews Meng, who will be in the US Championship tournament. Col. Robert Parker puts over Meng as been a man who has dominated since he came to WCW.

5.A video of Dave Sullivan recovering from an attack by his brother Kevin and the Faces of Fear. Dave has all his Hulkamania stuff by his bed. Hulk Hogan just so happens to call during the segment and Dave hopes to be back within a week or two. There is someone at the door and its Diamond Doll. She says she is going to get in a lot of trouble. She drops off a gift for Dave and quickly leaves. We don’t see what is in the bag, but it’s fuzzy according to Dave.

6.The newest tag team in WCW, the Blue Bloods were able to continue their winning ways since forming their team. Regal forced Jackie to submit to the Regal Stretch. After the match, they both get a few cheap shots.

7.It’s time for the verdict on whether or not Ric Flair will be reinstated into WCW. Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage are in the room to plead their case for Flair to come back into the wrestling business. They want Flair in the ring to take care of him one last time. There reasoning for him coming back doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. They decide to reinstate Flair back into WCW! Flair is back!

8.Who needs a tag team partner when you are Paul Orndorff? Orndorff hasn’t lost a beat since Paul Roma left WCW. Orndorff actually hit a vertical suplex driving Houston back first into the top turnbuckle, which looked sick. Orndorff hits the pile driver and wins the match. After the match, Mean Gene interviews Orndorff. He says he won several titles throughout his career. He doesn’t believe there is anyone close to him. Orndorff believes he will be the next WCW United States Champion.

9.A video promoting the Renegade is shown with Jimmy Hart putting over Renegade.

10.Brian Pillman competed in singles yet again. He was able to remain undefeated since returning from injury several weeks ago. Pillman won the bout with a submission hold, which was an arm bar.

11.The following men are announced as being participants in the US Championship tournament. Sting, Arn Anderson, Johnny B. Badd, Paul Orndorff, Meng, Marcus Bagwell, Brian Pillman, Bunkhouse Buck, Randy Savage, Butcher, Steve Austin, Jim Duggan, Ric Flair, The Patriot, Alex Wright and Big Bubba. The new champion will be crowned at the Great American Bash on June 18th.

12.Big Bubba has proved that it pays to be a bad guy as he has been on quite the winning streak as of late. Bubba wins his squash after a side walk slam. After the match, Mean Gene interviews Bubba. Gene says that he was sick at what Bubba did to Sting. Bubba wants Sting to look over his shoulder everywhere he goes. Bubba wants the US Championship and wants the World Heavyweight Championship. Bubba believes it is the world vs. himself. He is going to go through every man who steps in his way.

13.The main event starts off with Bagwell and Anderson squaring off. Bagwell scoop slams Anderson put only manages to get a near fall on the cover. Patriot tags in and knocks Anderson to the floor after hitting a dropkick. Patriot punches Vader on the floor and tags in Bagwell who locks in a sleeper back in the ring. Anderson gets one of his own locked in but Bagwell drops Anderson with a back suplex. Vader choke slams Bagwell while the referee has his back turned. That gives Anderson and Vader control of the match for a few moments now. Patriot actually gets a tag sooner than I thought he would and manages to clothesline Vader. Patriot goes to the top rope and nails Vader with a big shoulder block! Vader stops the momentum with a clothesline. Anderson bails from the ring when Patriot went for a left hook. On the floor, Vader uses his body to knock Patriot down on the floor. Here comes Ric Flair! Flair is out at ringside! Flair chokes Patriot on the floor while the referee is distracted. Vader hits a middle rope splash on Patriot for a two count. They ring the bell figuring that was the end, but they were wrong. Bagwell gets the hot tag and almost pins Anderson after a snap power slam. Patriot drives Vader down to the mat with a back suplex! A double dropkick sends Vader to the floor! Bagwell hits a fisherman suplex on Anderson but Vader splashes onto Bagwell and Anderson pins Bagwell to win the match! That was a surprisingly good main event this week.

14.To close the show, we hear from Vader, Anderson and Flair. Vader says that they do not fear anyone in WCW. Anderson says that he would shrug his shoulders when people asked when Flair would come back to WCW. Anderson would rather be with Vader than be against him. Flair says it feels great to be back in WCW and he will take Hogan out of WCW.

Final Thoughts:
This was just your standard episode of Saturday Night. The main event really surprised me as it was really enjoyable considering it was Bagwell and Patriot. They booked them rather good and kept them looking strong against Vader and Anderson. I’d have to think they will benefit from that. I don’t think I will understand why Hogan and company wanted Flair back on television, but whatever. Hopefully the feud has something new to offer and isn’t just the same old stuff over and over again. I’ll give this weeks episode a thumbs up.

Thanks for reading.

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