Slamboree (1995) was the third Slamboree professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). It took place on May 21, 1995 from the Bayfront Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida. Eric Bischoff filled in on commentary for Tony Schiavone at this event, Schiavone took time off to undergo neck surgery. Wahoo McDaniel, Angelo Poffo, Terry Funk, Antonio Inoki, Dusty Rhodes, Gordon Solie and Big John Studd were inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame during the show. As of 2014 the event is available on the WWE Network.[1]

Slamboree (1995)
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Promotional poster featuring various wrestlers
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateMay 21, 1995
CitySt. Petersburg, Florida
VenueBayfront Arena
Attendance7,000
Tagline(s)A Legends' Reunion
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StorylinesEdit

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.[2]

EventEdit

Other on-screen personnel
Role: Name:
Commentators Eric Bischoff
Bobby Heenan
Gordon Solie (McDaniel vs. Murdoch)
Interviewer Gene Okerlund
Ring announcer Gary Michael Cappetta
Referees Randy Anderson
Nick Patrick

During the pre-show on Main Event, there are four matches. The Blue Bloods (Lord Steven Regal and Earl Robert Eaton) attacked The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) by the entryway, prior to their match, in which they defeated Los Especialistas (Especialista I and Especialista II). During the next two matches, Steve Austin defeated Eddie Jackie and Sgt. Craig Pittman defeated Mark Starr.

During the final match, a quarterfinal match for the WCW United States Championship Tournament, Meng defeated Brian Pillman. Following the match, Road Warrior Hawk confronted Meng. This led to the announcement of the two men facing each other, later that night, on the pay-per-view.

In the first match of the pay-per-view, The Nasty Boys won the WCW World Tag Team Championship by defeating Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray). Saggs began the match by himself, following the injuries Knobbs received during Main Event, before being joined by his partner. Ultimately Saggs got the pinfall, following a running powerslam on Booker T. Following the match, The Blue Bloods appears on the entry way again, staring down the new champions.

During the next match, Kevin Sullivan defeated The Man With No Name, via pinfall following the Tree of Woe. Following the match, an unknown individual appeared on the screen telling Sullivan he needed to discuss Hulkamania with him. Following this, Sullivan exited the arena through the crowd.

The "Legends match" between Wahoo McDaniel and Dick Murdoch was shown in black and white, during the pay-per-view telecast. For the match Gordon Solie joined on commentary with Bobby Heenan to further the "old school" aspects of the match. The Great Muta then retained the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Paul Orndorff, and Arn Anderson retained the WCW World Television Championship against Alex Wright, handing Wright his first loss. Road Warrior Hawk and Meng next ended in a double count-out, they ultimately needed to be broken up by additional referees and wrestlers from the back.

During the second to last match of the evening Sting defeated Big Bubba Rogers via submission following the Scorpion Deathlock.

The main event saw Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair and Vader, in Flair's first match in 7 months. During Hogan and Savage's entrance to the ring an unknown man can be seen standing near the entryway (later reveal to be The Giant). Hogan picked up the pinfall following Anderson accidentally hitting flair, enabling Hogan to do a leg drop on Flair. After the match, Flair, Vader and Anderson continued to attack Hogan and Savage, leading to Savage’s father Angelo Poffo to jump the guardrail from ringside to come to his son’s rescue. Flair however was able to get the figure-4 leglock on Poffo, before Hogan and The Renegade were able to get Flair, Anderson and Vader out of the ring.

ResultsEdit

No. Results[3] Stipulations Times
1ME The Blue Bloods (Lord Steven Regal and Earl Robert Eaton) defeated Los Especialistas (Especialista I and Especialista II) Tag team match 01:22
2ME Steve Austin defeated Eddie Jackie Singles match 01:00
3ME Sgt. Craig Pittman defeated Mark Starr by submission Singles match 02:02
4ME Meng defeated Brian Pillman Singles match 04:40
5 The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (c) (with Sister Sherri) Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 10:52
6 Kevin Sullivan defeated The Man With No Name Singles match 05:24
7 Wahoo McDaniel defeated Dick Murdoch Singles match 06:18
8 The Great Muta (c) defeated Paul Orndorff Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 14:11
9 Arn Anderson (c) (with Ric Flair) defeated Alex Wright Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 11:36
10 Meng (with Col. Robert Parker) vs. Road Warrior Hawk ended in a double countout Singles match 04:41
11 Sting defeated Big Bubba Rogers by submission Singles match 09:29
12 Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage (with Jimmy Hart and The Renegade) defeated Ric Flair and Vader (with Arn Anderson) Tag team match 18:57
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • ME – indicates the match was broadcast prior to the pay-per-view on Main Event

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Every pay-per-view available on WWE Network". WWE. February 4, 2014. Archived from the original on February 5, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc. Discovery Communications. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  3. ^ "WCW Slamboree". The history of WWE. Retrieved September 4, 2015.