welcome to another edition of Seanomaniac Wrestling Reviews, the only wrestling
review series on the internet that is more untrustworthy than a Twitter account
without a blue checkmark! It’s time for WCW World War 3! Sixty men inside of
three rings competing for the honour of being WCW World Heavyweight Champion!
Randy Savage will also go up against Lex Luger and Sting will get his hands on
Ric Flair, a lot of big matches here on this night, this could be a very good
night for WCW but it all depends on how the rest of this card plays out, let’
see how WCW does on this night!
Television Championship Match) DDP W/ The Diamond Doll vs Johnny B. Badd ©
brought out some horrible gear for this big match, DDP has also stolen Badd’s
blaster on this night. Great entrance from Badd, fantastic ring gear too. DDP is
in tremendous shape though which is good for him considering how bad his physique
looked at times in his singlet. They are fighting for the championship and also
the services of The Diamond Doll. DDP shoves Badd to the corner, slap from DDP
and they brawl and roll to the floor. Right hand by Badd, DDP pokes the eye and
grabs a headlock before Badd sends DDP into the ring-post. Elbow from DDP, Badd
lands a crossbody with DDP rolling through for two. Shoulder block by DDP, Badd
leapfrogs and lands a Samoan drop for two. Side headlock takedown from Badd,
DDP is back on his feet and rolls-up Badd for two.
exchange with DDP using the hair to gain advantage, Badd rolls through and
works the arm before DDP pulls the hair and locks back on an arm-bar. DDP has
the arm-bar and drops his weight on the arm, Badd rolls through again but DDP
uses the hair again. Badd returns the favour, DDP tries a clothesline and lands
on the floor. Badd calls for a big move, plancha from Badd. DDP is on his knees
begging for mercy, DDP hides behind Diamond Doll and throws Diamond Doll into
Badd. DDP lands a right hand, Badd is tossed into the guardrail. DDP steps on
the hand of Badd, Badd is whipped to the
buckle sternum first. Belly to back suplex by DDP, DDP begins to stomp the leg.
Tilt-a-whirl pancake from DDP, DDP gloats at his greatness. Diamond Doll doesn’t
have the numbers, no ten for DDP. DDP is irate, clothesline from the challenger
for two. DDP lands a massive spear in the corner, DDP wants a ten but the
Diamond Doll says no. DDP whips Badd to the opposite buckle, DDP charges for
the spear and Badd dodges! DDP hurts his shoulder bad, DDP misses a kick and lands
on his neck.
DDP lands a
right hand to shake off Badd, DDP lowers his head on an Irish whip and Badd
connects with a massive boot to the head. Badd kicks away DDP, inverted atomic
drop. Left jabs and a clothesline by Badd, Badd is all fired up now. Diamond
Doll gives Badd a ten! Badd nails a massive sit-out powerbomb for two! DDP is
whipped to the buckle but hits an elbow, cover with the ropes for leverage for two.
Sidewalk slam by DDP, head-scissors by Badd. Badd Mood misses as DDP uses his
knees to block, DDP is calling for a Diamond Cutter. DDP’s unique gut-buster
connects for a close two, DDP tries again but Badd reverses and looks for a
German but DDP lands a massive elbow to rock Badd. Tombstone time, Badd
reverses and spikes DDP with the tombstone for two.
Badd lands a
massive left, DDP is on the floor. Bad Mood connects, Badd is feeling it now.
DDP is tossed in the ring, Badd lands the slingshot leg drop for the win! Simple
as that, Diamond Doll now belongs to Badd. She cannot believe that it is over.
Diamond Doll is free!
finish was a little came out of nowhere but I love how these two work with one
another and the simplicity of the gimmick is just great, Diamond Doll raising
the ten card for Badd gets a huge reaction it is just good old wrestling fun
there. DDP has lost everything now, interesting to see how DDP comes back from
Johnny B. Badd over DDP via Slingshot Leg-Drop!
(Taped-Fist Match) Big Bubba Rogers vs Hacksaw
Rogers from behind and pummels him on the floor, Bubba has fallen far from his
feuds with Sting. Bubba suckers in Duggan with a big right, Duggan ducks a
right hand and lands a clothesline. Make it two, Duggan clotheslines Bubba to
the floor. Duggan bumps Bubba into one of the other rings, Bubba has his head
stuck between the ring-posts. Bubba is walloped to the floor with a right hand,
Bubba catches Duggan and nails him with a right hand. Bubba begins working the
ribs of Duggan, Bubba punches Duggan in the head again and again. Bubba chokes
Duggan with his boot, Bubba runs around the ring and lands another shot to the
ribs. Duggan begins to battle back though, enzuigiri by Bubba.
to re-wrap his knuckles for more venom on those punches, Duggan has his ribs
cracked by Bubba. Duggan manages to shoulder block Bubba to the floor, Bubba is
staggering around the floor. Bubba suckers in Duggan and lands a massive shot to
the ribs. Bubba tapes up Duggan to the ropes, Duggan cannot break free as Bubba
lands shot after shot. Duggan punches Bubba right between the eyes, the referee
is helping Duggan break free. Duggan back-drops Bubba to the floor, Bubba hits
the ring apron hard. Duggan lands a scoop slam in the ring, Three-Point Stance
Clothesline. Wallstreet is here, Duggan smashes Wallstreet with his 2X4 but
Bubba has a chain or brass-knuckles and Duggan has been cracked. Big Bubba is
on his feet while Duggan cannot make the count, Big Bubba has stole this one!
I do have a
soft spot for big wrestlers lumbering around and beating the piss out of one
another but even I have to admit it was quite dull, these two feuding would be
fine about 7 years earlier but in 1995, I am not sure who was clamouring to see
these two wrestle. However, these two put on a solid slugfest and the finish
leaves it open to another match.
Big Bubba Rogers over Jim Duggan via Knock-out!
Suzuki & Mayumi Ozaki vs Bull Nakano & Akira Hokuto
be good, I wonder what Schiavone and Heenan will say but they bring out Mike
Tenay so I assume all will be fine. Nakano’s hairstyle is tremendous, lots of volume
there. We have a bit of inter-promotional warfare here as we have two companies
going at it on this night. Nakano and Hokuto jump Suzuki and Ozaki. Ozaki and
Nakano to start off, Nakano tosses Ozaki by her hair. Nakano does it twice, Nakano
tags in Hokuto. Elbow to the shoulder and a hair toss from Hokuto, Hokuto
stretches Ozaki in front of Suzuki. Nakano bites the arm of Ozaki, Nakano is
now legal and does the same thing. Suzuki is dying to get into the ring, Nakano
is too powerful for Suzuki & Ozaki. Throat toss from Nakano, Hokuto helps
with a neck-breaker but Suzuki makes the save. Ozaki fights and fights, Nakano
lands a clothesline.
the top rope to choke Ozaki, Irish whip and Ozaki lands a springboard
clothesline and DDT, in comes Suzuki. Dropkick by Suzuki for two, single leg
Boston crab by Suzuki. Ozaki has a Boston crab on Nakano, duel submissions and
the crowd goes nuts. Suzuki stomps Hokuto again and again, Ozaki and Suzuki
drop all their weight on the leg of Hokuto. Single leg Boston crab by Suzuki, Nakano
breaks it up allowing Hokuto to tag Nakano. Nakano dodges a dropkick as Suzuki
nails Ozaki by mistake. Powerbomb by Nakano, Nakano misses a giant moonsault. Ozaki
with a double stomp, Suzuki does it too. They do it four times in total, two on
Nakano. Nakano suplexes both women, tag to Hokuto who misses a crossbody.
Hokuto is in the corner, double superplex but nope, Nakano stops that and a
double crossbody connects.
whip, double hurricanrana for two. Suzuki & Ozaki are on the top rope,
double diving clotheslines for two. Ozaki is in the ring, dragon suplex on
Hokuto for two. Ozaki gets planted with a German by Hokuto, Nakano lands a
vicious lariat for two as Suzuki makes the save. Nakano misses a clothesline but
Hokuto lands a double dropkick before Hokuto dives onto Ozaki & Suzuki on
the floor with a senton. Nakano has Ozaki in the ring, doomsday device by
Nakano & Hokuto but Suzuki makes the save. Hokoto lands the scoop slam,
Nakano lands her Guillotine Leg Drop for the win.
showcase for the women involved, it’s a shame that WCW could never get the
division firing on all cylinders because the amount of talent that had access
to was ridiculous. Anyways, the quality of this match blows away anything else
on the card I am sure and all these women are fantastic.
Akira Hokuto & Bull Nakano via Diving Guillotine Leg Drop!
United States Heavyweight Championship Match) Kensuke Sasaki © W/ Sonny Onoo vs
been in WCW before in late 1992 and early 1993 feuding with 2 Cold Scorpio
before going on to dominate the NJPW junior division as Wild Pegasus and
terrorizing your ECW favourites as part of the Triple Threat with Dean Malenko
and Shane Douglas. Benoit is now in WCW as a member of The Four Horsemen and
this is a big test against the protégé of Riki Choshu. Sasaki was starting to
really put things together in NJPW but obviously, Sasaki could not match
charisma with Hashimoto, Chono or Mutoh at this time but being US Champ is not
a bad thing.
Benoit chopping Sasaki, stomps and kicks to the head. Benoit is going to bring
the pain in this one. Sasaki chops back at Benoit, kick to the head. Sasaki has
returned the favour, drop toehold by Benoit who works the arm in a hammerlock.
Front chancery from Benoit, Sasaki tosses Benoit over his head. Benoit goes for
the test of strength, not the wisest choice but both men test one another.
Sasaki has the power advantage, hammerlock takedown from The Crippler. Sasaki
easily scoops up Benoit and slams him into oblivion for two, reverse chin-lock
from the champion. Shoulder block by Sasaki, Benoit uses his speed to confuse
Sasaki before Sasaki picks up Benoit for a military press slam. Benoit avoids
the Boston crab, Sasaki is on the floor. Suicide dive by Benoit, snap suplex by
Benoit for two.
out of a suplex and lands three German suplexes before Sasaki counters with a
vicious lariat. Benoit counters a tombstone and spikes Sasaki, Benoit is
climbing high and lands a vicious diving headbutt. 1…2.. Sasaki manages to
power out! Benoit is on his feet, diving hurricanrana for two. Sasaki counters a
kick with a massive powerbomb and then Sasaki goes for his signature submission
hold but Benoit hangs on before Sasaki lariats the shite out of Benoit and
lands his Northern Lights Bomb for the win!
Sasaki without a beard and that hairstyle is ridiculous but he is a big meaty
bastard and Benoit is all too happy to trade stiff bombs with him and they beat
the piss out of one another before Sasaki puts away Benoit with a beautiful
Northern Lights Bomb, very solid hard-hitting match but obviously the mix of
NJPW talent is going to lift the match quality especially when Benoit is quite
familiar with that style.
Kensuke Sasaki over Chris Benoit via Northern Lights Bomb!
Randy Savage vs Lex Luger W/ Jimmy Hart
defeated Luger at the prior pay per view thanks to Jimmy Hart. However, in the
main event Luger would turn his back on Savage & Hogan and apply The
Torture Rack to both men! Savage looks for a measure of revenge tonight against
The Total Package. Savage goes right after Luger, Luger is bounced off the
buckles and sent into the ropes, choking galore from Savage. Savage sends Luger
to the buckle, right hand in the corner. Luger blocks Savage with a boot but is
smashed with a clothesline, Savage pulls Luger to the middle of the ring and
applies the Boston crab. On the floor, both men brawl before Savage is sent
into the guardrail and Luger cripples Savage with a long Torture Rack. Arguably
the longest rack I have ever seen, Luger slaps on an arm-bar on the injured and
taped arm, Savage was already unconscious from the rack. Luger wins and Sting
makes Luger release the hold.
have had two matches now and both have been more angles than anything else, Savage
sells the shit out of that Rack. Luger has been put over strong here taking out
Savage while we have the intrigue of Sting vs Luger and what’s going on between
those two. What could it be? We will have to wait and see!
Lex Luger over Randy Savage via TKO!
Sting as his partner, Sting refused before eventually trusting Flair. This was
a bad move by Sting as Flair would double-cross The Stinger and The Four
Horsemen were reunited. The history between the two goes back to 1988, arguably
the feud that everyone thinks of when they think of WCW. They have been kept apart,
only being occasional partners in 1993 so this should be a great match and it’s
not worn out or overplayed.
Sting talk trash to one another, Sting stares down Flair. Sting lands a massive
right, Flair is in ring two and begins strutting begging Sting to come over to
ring two. Flair is drilled again, gorilla press slam and Flair screams out in
pain. Eye-poke by Flair, right hand to the jaw. Vicious chop from Flair, make
it two. Sting is whipped to the buckle and explodes out with a clothesline, ten
punches to the head of Flair. Massive hip-toss and a dropkick, Flair rolls all
the way to ring three. Colonel Parker is here with Sister Sherri, what is going
on here? Flair chops Sting but Stinger is unfazed, right hands by Sting. Flair
has been knocked down, Flair has been clotheslined to the floor. Flair is
taking a walk, we have a test of strength tease with Flair attacking Sting with
a shoulder block and pulling the hair but Sting breezes past all that offense
and Flair is slammed again.
in Sting to ring one, Sting misses a Stinger Splash onto the guardrail. Nick Patrick
stops Flair using the chair, Flair chops and rakes the eyes of Sting. Sting is
dazed on the floor, Sting grabs Flair by the throat but Flair uses a low-blow.
Not sure how the referee has missed that but Flair talks his way out of this
one, Flair whips Sting hard against the buckle. Flair delivers a massive
knee-drop to the head of Sting, Flair stalks Sting and works the hamstring and
calves. Sting is hobbling it now, another shot to the leg floors Stinger. Flair
tosses Sting over the top rope, Flair rakes Sting’s face across the ring apron.
Chop block from Flair, Flair rakes the face of Sting. Belly to back suplex and
now, it’s time to go to school. Figure Four Leg-Lock from Flair, Flair slaps
and strikes the knee of Sting but Sting is firing up and begins to turn with
the pressure being applied to Flair. Flair has to let go, Flair is limping now.
a hip-toss, looking for a backslide for two. Flair is irate and shoves the
referee, the referee shoves down Flair. The chops do not work on Sting, Flair
is changing ring again. Military press slam and clotheslines from Sting, eye-poke
by Flair. Flair climbs high, Sting yanks Flair off the top rope. Flair flip
into apron clothesline, ten punches from Sting. Sting wants a superplex, it
connects and we have a Scorpion Death-Lock! Flair taps!
match as always between the two, Sting and Flair do their usual stuff and it
works because we are deep in WCW country ladies and gentlemen. Flair pulls out
all his tricks and it’s not enough as Sting fires through Flair like only The
Stinger can do, would have liked to have seen the leg sold considering how much
Flair did to the leg but Sting slaps on the Scorpion Death-Lock and that’s all
she wrote. Could watch them work every week, they don’t know how to have a bad
match with one another.
Sting over Ric Flair via Scorpion Death-Lock!
World Heavyweight Championship Sixty-Man Battle Royal)
3 rings and
sixty men, Giant is world champion actually because Jimmy Hart inserted a
clause in the match contract that states if Hogan lost by DQ, the championship
would change hands. However, the WCW Championship Committee decided to say fuck
you Giant, it will be vacated and only the winner of this sixty man battle royal
will hold the championship.
royal of this magnitude will be impossible to call so I will do my best to give
you my thoughts on the entrants and their careers to this point before getting
down to the big moments of the match and of course, the final minutes will be
covered in detail. We have Arn Anderson who is flying high after the Stud
Stable never took off but old buddy Ric Flair has picked him up to be near that
main event level once more, we have Alex Wright who has disappeared from PPV
surprising considering he seemed like a perfect TV champion, we have Brian
Knobbs who has not been on my TV for a while which I am thankful for. Dave
Taylor really who I can assume is with Regal & Eaton despite their absence
from TV, Scott Armstrong with a haircut only a mother could love. We have
Sting, two more jobbers in Maggs and Whatley. The Disco Inferno is here which
is interesting, Meng looking to have some momentum. Luger is here as well as
more jobbers, Eddy Guerrero is here too. Paul Orndorff is still working? Bobby
Walker and Chris Kanyon! Marcus Bagwell and The Yeti. Kurasawa and Hugh Morrus
followed by Zodiac and Mr. Wallstreet. DDP and Scott Norton, Pillman is here.
The One Man Gang is here in WCW? Shark? Steve Armstrong and Dave Sullivan is
still there? Super Assassin 1? More tag team guys, Flair and Hulk Hogan. As you
can see I ran out of steam for making comments on everyone but a few interesting
faces in there who would go onto bigger things in the coming years.
So lots of
bumbling around and shuffling and 3 commentary teams for an extended period of
time, jobbers are thrown out left right and centre until we get down to the
final 10! We are down to Sting, Giant, Hogan, Orndorff, One Man Gang, Arn
Anderson, Eddy Guerrero, Lex Luger and Randy Macho Man Savage. Sting wants to
splash The Giant but nails Eddy by mistake, Orndorff tries to piledrive Hogan
but Hogan back-drops Orndorff to the floor. Flair & Anderson attack Eddy,
beautiful missile dropkick by Eddy. Giant is choking Sting, Savage tries to
slam The Giant. Giant slams Savage, Anderson spinebusters Guerrero. Hogan is battering
Luger & Giant, Sting is battering Flair. Guerrero is thrown out but nobody
could see it, nice one WCW. Sting begins to splash everything in sight, Giant
atomic drops Sting. Flair and Anderson are working well with Giant.
being double-teamed while Giant Chokeslams Savage, Sting is in serious trouble.
Sting catapults Anderson into Flair, Flair is knocked to the floor while Hogan
clotheslines Anderson to the floor. We have six men left, Luger and Sting are
working together. Giant is being staggered by Luger and Sting, three
clotheslines in a row and Hogan decides he’s going to dump out Giant, Luger
& Sting. Savage has dumped out One Man Gang and the referee believes Hogan
went over the top rope, Hogan is disgusted by this. Hogan explains to the
referee that Hogan was thrown out underneath, Savage is like what is this
about? Savage is declared the winner and we will have to live to fight another
That was WCW’s
World War 3 1995, a solid pay per view from WCW. We kick things off with Badd
vs DDP, I said it last time and I will say it again: They are two individuals
who work well together, the crowd is invested and even with a flat finish, this
was a great opening match for the crowd. Duggan vs Big Bubba is slow and plodding,
the feud will continue but I am not sure I care when they couldn’t get me
invested in a gimmick match. The women’s tag is very good, the four shine and
beat the piss out of one another, I am all for that as it makes for a great
watch while Sasaki vs Benoit is also hard-hitting despite the weird dynamic of
heel Benoit as our babyface because boo, foreigners are always bad. Flair vs
Sting is typical Flair vs Sting goodness, not of their finest matches but a
collection of all those spots you know and love ending up with a satisfying finish
of Nature Boy submitting to the Scorpion Death-Lock. The battle royal is
horribly long with the only upside being the belt is off Hogan so no more bad
championship matches but overall, I would say a PPV that you could watch and
not want to hurl your monitor to TV through the screen when it is over which is
rare for this company for sure. Thanks for reading and remember: there’s always