World Championship Wrestling Hulkamania has been running wild in World Championship Wrestling. Ever since his WCW debut match at Bash at the Beach 1994, Hulk Hogan has remained the world heavyweight champion making Hogan the longest reigning world heavyweight champion in WCW history. During his time as champion Hogan has overcome the likes of Ric Flair, The Butcher, Vader and several other superstars in WCW.
At the Great American Bash, Ric Flair defeated The Macho Man Randy Savage after hitting Savage with Angelo Poffo's cane. Also at the Great American Bash, Vader defeated Road Warrior Hawk. A match that i've added to the original card for the show. A dominant victory for Vader. Following the match a large man(The Giant) wearing a big leather trench coat was seen in the front row and he's not taking his eyes off Vader. The announcers have no idea who this guy is. Vader gets out of the ring to confront him and the large man gets out of his seat and this man is even bigger than Vader. Both men exchanging glances at each other and now they're having words. Officials come out and before it gets out of hand they remove the big guy from the arena. The following week on screen President Nick Bockwinkel announced a rematch between The Macho Man and Ric Flair for Bash at the Beach.
At the Bash at the Beach pre-game show Mene Gene interviewed Hulk Hogan when suddenly the same large man(The Giant) that we saw at The Great American Bash confronted Hogan. This huge large man threw his t-shirt at Hogan and walked away. Hogan was stunned and Hogan told Mene Gene that he gave this shirt to Andre The Giant years ago. Later on in the night Hulk Hogan and Vader wrestled against each other for the final time in a steel cage match. They have had classic battles in the past as both men kicked out of each other's finishing moves. In their final encounter Hulk Hogan came out on top by defeating Vader in a hard fought victory and now Hogan has held the world title for a year. Following the match Hulk extends his hand to Vader. At first Vader hesitates but finally shook Hogan's hand and received a great ovation from the fans which turned Vader into a face. Vader realising that Hulkamania truly is the strongest force in WCW. Vader left the ring and went to the back.
Hulk Hogan was celebrating and the same 7ft tall large man(The Giant) that confronted Hogan in the pre game show comes out. Hogan is shocked to see this big guy coming out again as he rips the cage door open and stares down Hogan. Hulk is stunned and this man grabs Hogan by the neck, Hogan fights back but it has no effect on this gigantic man. Hulk comes off the ropes but the big guy catches Hulk by the throat and has his up high in the air and delivers a monstrous chokeslam. He then twists Hulk's neck. Security run into the ring and are even afraid to take the big guy on until Vader ran down for the save and more officials come down and pull Giant and Vader apart. Vader checks on Hogan as this large man yells Hogan I WANT REVENGE. The announcers wonder who this large man is, why has he been showing up on WCW and why does he want revenge on Hulk Hogan. Also on the show The Macho Man Randy Savage got his revenge on Ric Flair as he defeated him in a lifeguard match. The United States Champion Sting successfully retained his title against Meng.
In 1994 Eric Bischoff was promoted from Executive Producer to Executive Vice President, effectively making him the boss of the entire company. Bischoff declared open war on the WWF and in the Summer of 1994, Bischoff pulled off a major coup by bringing in Hulk Hogan) to work for WCW. Then in December 1994, former 2 time WWF Champion The Macho Man Randy Savage joined WCW. Savage who was unhappy with his situation in the WWF as he felt he wasn't used properly, he didn't see himself only as an announcer became the 2nd major big name in 1994 to join WCW. By 1995 Eric Bischoff had pretty much had control of the entire organisation of WCW. WCW had never turned a profit during the time Ted Turner owned it but Eric Bischoff wanted to turn the company around and make it profitable. Under Bischoff it became much more efficient with the way how they produced television. WCW was looking to increase it's audience with former WWF performers. Using Ted Turners monetary resources Bischoff not only signed established stars from the WWF with proven track records, he also increased the number of WCW ppvs. To combat this the WWF decided to create the In Your House monthly shows in 1995 running two hours and compete head to head at a discounted price of only $14.95.
In Mid-1995 Bischoff had a meeting with Ted Turner. Turner asked Bischoff how can WCW compete with Vince McMahon's WWF? Eric Bischoff wanted primetime afterall the WWF was on primetime while WCW was on a Saturday. The only way to compete would be a primetime slot on a weekday night, going up against the WWF's flagship show Monday Night Raw. Ted Turner granted Bischoff a live hour on TNT every Monday Night. So now it is official a brand new show is about to debut in WCW and according to Bischoff it will become the hottest new show on Monday Nights. That's right on September 4, 1995 WCW Monday Night Nitro will debut LIVE. It's a major risk for Bischoff to take but he believes it will certainly pay off and Eric believes that this will change the wrestling landscape forever. Now plans are already underway on how Bischoff will present this new show and WCW will make an announcement for their brand new show Nitro at Clash of the Champions XXXI. WCW Saturday Night which currently is their flagship show will become their #2 show once Nitro makes it debut. Bischoff's not only taking former WWF performers, he's also setting his sights in raiding some of the best talents in the world. Bischoff's looking at Mexico, Japan and ECW and he's doing all this to make WCW the #1 company in the world. Will Bischoff succeed in his plans?
Yep that's right, WCW is in the house!!!! As the Monday Night Wars started in September I thought it would be a cool idea to also do WCW. So now I'm booking both companies.
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