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WCW Saturday Night 6/24/1995

Written by: Bob Colling

World Championship Wrestling presents Saturday Night
Date:
6/24/1995
From: Atlanta, GA

Matches:
1.)WCW Television Champion The Renegade defeated John Forte
2.)Johnny B. Badd defeated Julio Sanchez
3.)Alex Wright defeated Butch Long
4.)Diamond Dallas Page defeated Chris Kanyon
5.)WCW United States Champion Sting & Road Warrior Hawk defeated Harlem Heat

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.The new WCW Television Champion The Renegade opened the action and won his squash quickly with a top rope body splash.

2.Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan hype up the situation between Vader and Hulk Hogan. We see a video from the Main Event pre-show from last Sunday. Vader cut off Nick Bockwinkel as he was talking about a rematch. Vader shoved Bockwinkel until Hogan came out and hit Vader with a chair over the back! Hogan and Vader had a pull apart brawl causing Sting and Jim Duggan to pull Hogan off of Vader. Bockwinkel announced later on that at Bash At The Beach, Hogan would defend the championship against Vader inside a steel cage.

3.Johnny B. Badd won his squash match this week after a top rope hurricanrana!

4.We get another video of the Taskmaster Kevin Sullivan in a dungeon saying he can’t wait for his next gift. The gift for Kevin Sullivan is none other than Kamala! Kamala appears and is slapping his belly as he hugs the master.

5.Alex Wright competed in singles action this week. Wright was able to win his squash match after hitting top rope cross body!

6.Randy Savage comes out to be interviewed by Mean Gene. Savage will be competing against Ric Flair at Bast At The Beach in a lumberjack match. Savage is aware of what Flair did to his father at the Great American Bash. Savage says that Flair will be a victim at Bash At The Beach!

7.DDP competed in singles action this week against Chris Kanyon (who is still just a jobber at this point). DDP earned the easy victory after delivering the Diamond Cutter. After the match, Mean Gene conducts an interview with DDP. DDP doesn’t want the attention on Diamond Doll but rather on himself. He is sick and tired of Dave Sullivan sending Doll stuff but acknowledge that the date will happen.

8.The main event this week sees Harlem Heat take on Sting and Road Warrior Hawk. All four men go at it with Hawk sending Booker T to the floor following a shoulder block. The match legally starts off with Sting and Booker. Booker delivers a knee lift and chokes Sting. Sting counters a hip toss with one of his own and hits a dropkick. Ray enters and clubs away on Sting but misses a splash in the corner. Hawk enters the ring and hammers away on Ray until he is poked in the eyes. Ray drops Hawk with a clothesline. Booker enters and plants with a pile driver, but Hawk isn’t hurt by that at all. Hawk comes back with a clothesline and a dropkick for a two count on Booker. Sting tags in and hits a snap suplex on Booker for a two count. Hawk tags back in but misses Ray in the corner and hits his shoulder on the ring post. On the floor, Sister Sherri slaps Hawk. Booker nails Hawk with a leaping side kick. Booker avoids a backdrop by super kicking Hawk. Ray enters but is dropped by Hawk with a leaping shoulder block. Sting tags in and cleans house with a backdrop on Booker followed by a clothesline. Sting hits a splash in the corner and goes for the Scorpion Death Lock. Hawk cuts Ray off in the corner with right hands. Sherri gets on the top rope and barely hits Sting with a double axe handle, so Sting doesn’t sell it. Ray kicks Sting and Booker tosses Sting over the top to the floor. Hawk is now being double teamed until he is sent to the floor. Sting is on the top rope and hits a cross body on Booker to win the match!

9.Tony Schiavone interviews Sting and Hawk. Hawk says that he and Sting are good at smattering? Hawk knows that the people care because they keep on watching. I have no idea what Hawk is talking about. Sting cuts a promo about Meng wanting a rematch against him. Sting says he is going to lock in the Scorpion Death Lock on Meng.

Final Thoughts:
It wasn’t a bad show this week. I find it funny how Harlem Heat seemingly job to the two top babyfaces in a tag match at around the same point in time every year, or at least that’s what it seems like to me. The main event was a solid tag team match and I was surprised to actually see a fairly clean win. The pay per view looks to have a solid card lineup as well. I’ll give the show a mild thumbs up.

Thanks for reading.

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