This Week in 90’s Wrestling: March 8th-14th

MARCH 11

1995

WCW Saturday Night aired a show taped on March 7 at Atlanta’s Center Stage Theatre. The show included the initial groundwork for Bobby Eaton and Steven Regal to team as The Blue Bloods. The angle started with Eaton offering to team with Regal, and Regal being disgusted by Eaton’s redneck pedigree.

1996

WWF Monday Night RAW aired live from San Antonio, TX, in front of a sellout 9,364 fans. Roddy Piper finally responded to Goldust’s overtures by declaring himself a lesbian and calling Goldust a freak. Goldust responded by slapping Piper in the face before Piper slapped him back to cap off a strong segment. Also on the show, low-key videos aired of Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels training in their respective hometowns in preparation for the WrestleMania XII main event. In this week’s Billionaire Ted skit, Scheme Gene conducted a Geriatric Control Center where he announced that in the Huckster vs Nacho Man match at WrestleMania, no handcuffs or ladies’ shoes would be allowed at ringside. The show drew a 2.9 rating, and you can watch it on the WWE Network.

WCW Monday Nitro aired live from Winston-Salem, NC, in front of 6,899 fans. During a match between The Giant and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Brian Pillman appeared at ringside in another worked shoot angle. Eric Bischoff briefly left the announce booth to order security to get him out of the building, then returned without saying a word about it. Also on the show, The Steiner Brothers made their return to WCW after over a three-year absence, facing The Road Warriors in their first match back. The show drew a 3.2 rating, edging out RAW for the night, and you can watch it on the WWE Network.

In The “To Watch” Queue:

Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs Sakie Hasegawa & Debbie Malenko (AJW 03/11/93)

Aja Kong vs Yumiko Hotta (AJW 03/11/93)