Thursday, March 21, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Maybe It Should Have Been Censored...

Uncensored 1995
Photo courtesy: WWE
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

Turning back the hands of time, and  heading back to March 1995.  WCW held its first Uncensored pay per view.  This was before the Monday Night Wars were officially in place, as Nitro was still about six months from debuting, but WCW definitely was ready for a war.

The company had signed big names like Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Jimmy Hart, and Brutus Beefcake from WWF the year prior.  The main event of Uncensored featured a horrific strap match between WCW champion Hogan and top contender and former champ Vader.  Ric Flair was in Vader's corner for the contest, and long story short ended up costing his man the match.

For some reason, and maybe because it was uncensored, Hogan was allowed to drag Flair to all four corners of the ring and win the match.  It was an encounter filled with mystery men, sneak attacks, and general non-sense.  Flair had been involved in Savage's match against Avalanche earlier in the night.  This time though the Nature Boy was in drag.  Yes, Flair attacked Savage dressed like a woman.

Hogan haters unite
Uncensored 1996
Photo courtesy: WWE
Indeed this was a ridiculous night of wrestling action, but the following year may have taken the cake.  The main event featured Hogan and Savage teaming up in Doomsday Cage Match against the Alliance to End Hulkamania.  Really that could have been millions of people, myself included, but on that particular night, the alliance included the likes of Flair, Arn Anderson, Meng, the Barbarian, Lex Luger, Kevin Sullivan, Z-Gangsta (Zeus), and The Ultimate Solution.  The two baby faces overcame the odds and beat the gang of eight heels.

Dustin Rhodes vs BTBully
Uncensored 1995
Photo courtesy: WWWE
Year after year though WCW presented a craptastic pay per view in March with Uncensored.  I never enjoyed the event, but hey what do I know?  Hey without it, we may have never gotten Goldust, since Dustin Rhodes was fired after his King of the Road match with the Blacktop Bully.  So something good did come out of the event after all.

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