What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – March 5, 1995

Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are the studio hosts for tonight’s broadcast.  Heenan says Hulk Hogan is out of control because he knows he made a mistake signing a strap match against Vader.

Okerlund does the Uncensored Report.  Uncensored is two weeks away!  Colonel Robert Parker puts over that Television Champion Arn Anderson will never lose to a boxer.  Johnny B. Badd counters that it feels good to have the gloves back on.

Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage (w/Jimmy Hart) (2-0) defeat Pretty Wonderful (0-1) when Hogan pins Paul Roma after a leg drop at 7:22:

The Pro commentary team has this bout, giving the audience the interesting spectacle of Gordon Solie commentating a Hogan match.  Roma gets an impressive spot of deadlifting Savage when the Macho Man goes for a hot tag.  However, he does not know where to put Savage and nearly dumps him on his head near the corner.  Roma’s flying elbow drop eats boot and Hogan wastes no time beating him after a hot tag.  Pretty Wonderful scored zero near falls in the encounter, sending a subtle signal that they were being phased out of the tag division.  Despite that, the match moved along nicely, even if the finish was relatively predictable.  Rating:  **

The Last Word:  Main Event is all about the feature match now and tonight’s episode had a perfectly serviceable one.  The banter between Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan tries to replicate the Gorilla Monsoon-Heenan dynamic of Prime Time Wrestling but it falls well short of the mark.

WCW did a few house shows in the Southern states in early March and here is the result of one of those shows (courtesy of thehistoryofwwe.com):

Knoxville, Tennessee – March 5, 1995 (2,000):  Television Champion Arn Anderson beat Johnny B. Badd…Alex Wright defeated Paul Roma…Dustin Rhodes beat the Blacktop Bully via count out…WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat defeated Stars & Stripes…United States Champion Vader defeated Hacksaw Jim Duggan…Randy Savage & Sting beat Avalanche & Big Bubba Rogers.

Backstage News*:  There have been rumors that WCW might bring in the Road Warriors.  This accompanies talk of the company possibly bringing in the Steiner Brothers later this year to bolster the tag team ranks.  The Road Warriors might be booked against a new Four Horsemen faction that could be composed of Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Steve Austin, and either Vader, Dustin Rhodes, or Tully Blanchard.  Meltzer argues that Vader makes the most sense of the last three names because of existing television storylines.

*Backstage news provided courtesy of Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer for March 13, 1995.

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