Halloween Havoc (1995)
Halloween Havoc (1995) was the seventh Halloween Havoc professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). It took place on October 29, 1995 from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. As of 2014 the event is available on the WWE Network.
|Halloween Havoc (1995)|
|Promotion||World Championship Wrestling|
|Date||October 29, 1995|
(Sumo Monster truck match was taped on October 28, 1995)
|Venue||Joe Louis Arena|
|Tagline(s)||There's Nowhere to Hide|
|Halloween Havoc chronology|
The event featured professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Professional wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.
|Ring announcer||David Penzer|
Sgt. Craig Pittman pinned VK Wallstreet after Jim Duggan hit Wallstreet with a taped fist. Duggan's interference came after Big Bubba Rogers hit Pittman with his own taped fist to knock him out. After Diamond Dallas Page entered the ring, a fake Johnny B. Badd appeared at the entranceway (played by Joey Maggs) to distract Page and allow the real Badd to sneak up on Page from behind. The Zodiac replaced Kamala, who had left WCW. During the match, a fan hopped the barricade and entered the ring. Savage and Zodiac fought to the outside until the referee and security could escort the fan away. Meng was disqualified after The Taskmaster interfered on Meng's behalf. Brian Pillman and Arn Anderson were disqualified when Ric Flair turned on Sting. Hulk Hogan's "Hulkster" truck pushed Giant's "Dungeon of Doom" truck out of the circle for the win. This match took place on top of the nearby Cobo Hall. Although it was portrayed as live, the match was actually taped the previous night. WCW stunt co-ordinator Ellis Edwards portrayed the referee for this match, and the commentary team was joined by Bigfoot creator Bob Chandler. After the match, Hogan and The Giant began fighting, resulting in the Giant (kayfabe) falling off the side of the building.
In the main event Hogan was disqualified after Hart hit the referee with the WCW World Heavyweight Championship belt. Hart then turned on Hogan by hitting him with the title belt and joined the Dungeon of Doom. After the match The Yeti came to the ring and assisted Giant by putting Hogan in a double bearhug, so that they were both crushing Hogan at the same time (in what is considered one of the most awkward moments in pro wrestling history). Randy Savage came to the ring to try to save Hogan, as did Lex Luger. Lex Luger turned on Savage by attacking him and then put Hogan in the Torture Rack, joining the Dungeon of Doom. The Giant took the belt from the referee after the match and left with it; Jimmy Hart later revealed that he had a clause put in the contract that the title could change hands on a disqualification, but a week later on Nitro, The Giant was stripped of the title, because the disqualification was due to Hart's interference. The title belt was later rewarded to the winner of the 3 ring 60 man Battle Royal at WCW World War 3 1995, which was won by Randy Savage.
|1ME||Eddie Guerrero defeated Disco Inferno||Singles match||03:21|
|2ME||Paul Orndorff defeated The Renegade||Singles match||01:22|
|3ME||Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko defeated The Blue Bloods (Lord Steven Regal and Earl Robert Eaton)||Tag team match||08:41|
|4ME||Craig Pittman defeated VK Wallstreet||Singles match||03:37|
|5||Johnny B. Badd defeated Diamond Dallas Page (c) (with The Diamond Doll and Max Muscle)||Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship||17:01|
|6||Randy Savage defeated The Zodiac||Singles match||01:30|
|7||Kurasawa (with Col. Robert Parker) defeated Road Warrior Hawk||Singles match||03:15|
|8||Sabu (with The Sheik) defeated Mr. JL||Singles match||03:25|
|9||Lex Luger defeated Meng by disqualification||Singles match||13:14|
|10||Sting and Ric Flair defeated Brian Pillman and Arn Anderson by disqualification||Tag team match||17:09|
|11||Hulk Hogan defeated The Giant||Monster truck match||05:00|
|12||Randy Savage defeated Lex Luger||Singles match||05:23|
|13||The Giant (with The Taskmaster) defeated Hulk Hogan (c) (with Jimmy Hart) by disqualification||Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship||14:30|
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