–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are live from Huntington Beach, California. Schiavone says that the crowd is the biggest ever to see a WCW event. This passes the eye test but there was no accurate way to verify how many people were there to see the show since WCW did not sell tickets to the event.
–A video package hypes Meng.
–United States Champion Sting is interviewed by Gene Okerlund. Sting says that he has home field advantage and the fans – including his mother and father who are at ringside – will give him the energy to defend the U.S. title. Continue reading →
–Eric Bischoff and Dusty Rhodes are doing commentary for today’s Bash at the Beach pre-show broadcast that is originating live from Huntington Beach, California. The camera shot of fans on the beach surrounding the ring makes for a great visual. Continue reading →
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan do the studio duties and they do their best to sell the Shark as a legitimate threat to Hulkamania.
–A new Dungeon of Doom vignette sees Vader return in his mastodon mask. Vader says he has crossed a new dimension and now has more power than Hulk Hogan and Hulkamania and he will fulfill his destiny and win the WCW title at Bash at the Beach. The Master yells out more geography before he, Vader, and Kevin Sullivan scream “Vader time.” Continue reading →
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are at their desks in the studio for today’s broadcast, headlined by Randy Savage against Big Bubba Rogers.
–Okerlund hypes the Dungeon of Doom as a threat and how they are sending Vader out on a roadkill tour before Bash at the Beach. Heenan says Vader could show up at any major sporting event to beat people up.
–A video package recaps the Hulk Hogan-Vader feud going back to Clash of the Champions in January. Some footage from the USWA is spliced in as well, where Vader beat up some preliminary wrestlers in Memphis. Continue reading →