What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – March 25, 1995

Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Orlando, Florida.

Schiavone narrates pictures of the action that took place at Uncensored.

Opening Contest:  Johnny B. Badd (10-3-1) pins Butch Long after Dreamland at 1:50:

Badd gets the crowd going with his energetic offense and Long is so dazed he never sees Dreamland coming.  Heenan rightly complains that the move is a “sucker punch.”

Gene Okerlund interviews Television Champion Arn Anderson and Colonel Robert Parker.  Anderson merely puts over the fact that the is a champion and is the best one that Parker’s money can buy.

A Vader squash over Casey Thompson, which originally aired on February 12, is shown again.  Schiavone and Vader do new commentary of the bout and frame it as a fan rejection of Vader in favor of Hulk Hogan.

Alex Wright (22-0) beats Buddy Lane with a reverse flying body press at 2:36:

Lane is smaller than Wright but he manages to score a near-fall with a dropkick before Wright catches him with a dropkick of his own out of nowhere.  Both men miscommunicate on a clothesline spot, as Lane forgets to duck or sell, but they play it off well and Wright eventually hits his finisher and moves closer to 30-0.

A video package highlights how Lord Steven Regal and Bobby Eaton have become tag team partners.

Bunkhouse Buck (w/Colonel Robert Parker) (1-3) pins Mike Khoury after a right hand at 4:09:

Schiavone and Heenan freak out when Buck performs a dropkick, which takes place in the midst of the crowd showering Parker with a “KFC” chant.  The squash goes on way too long as Buck resorts to cheating during an armbar for no reason whatsoever.  With Buck using a right hand as a finisher and Johnny B. Badd having some issues with the Stud Stable, a feud between those two could be on the horizon.

Okerlund interviews Sting about his business ventures, with Sting saying that he owns some health clubs in the Atlanta area and discussing their perks.  With regards to Big Bubba Rogers, Sting says that he is a sellout and Okerlund joins the Rogers hate fest.

Pretty Wonderful (0-3) defeat the Fantastics (0-2) when Paul Roma pins Bobby Fulton after a flying fist drop to the back of the head at 7:08:

With both teams going into this one winless, this makes for an appropriate C-show main event.  The Disney crowd gets really into the bout, cheering loudly for every comeback attempt the Fantastics make.  This contest was taped before Roma was given his release so Pretty Wonderful prevails in a fun match that sees very little wasted motion, and it would be their swan song as a team.  Rating:  ***

Tune in next week to see Brian Pillman, Kevin Sullivan & the Butcher, Sergeant Craig Pittman, and Big Bubba Rogers in action!

The Last Word:  The main event was a lot of fun and made fans forget about the sleep inducing Bunkhouse Buck squash that preceded it.  The Fantastics are putting on some great matches, wrestling ***+ encounters with Harlem Heat and Pretty Wonderful but sadly they are not getting a full-time gig from their efforts.

Up Next:  WCW Saturday Night for March 25!

Author: lscisco