Collision in Korea

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Collision in Korea
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Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date April 28–29, 1995
Aired August 4, 1995
Attendance 150,000 (Day 1)
190,000 (Day 2)
Venue May Day Stadium
City Pyongyang, North Korea
Pay-per-view chronology
Bash at the Beach 1995 Collision in Korea Fall Brawl 1995
New Japan Pro Wrestling events chronology
Battle 7 Collision in Korea Wrestling Dontaku 1995

Collision in Korea was the largest professional wrestling pay-per-view event in history. It was jointly produced by World Championship Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling, and took place over a period of two days on April 28 and 29, 1995 at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. However, it did not air in North America until August 4, 1995,[1] when WCW broadcast a selection[2] of matches from the show on pay-per-view. The event was the first PPV from a North American wrestling promotion to be held in North Korea, and holds the current record for the largest attendance for a wrestling event with a total of 340,000 people in attendance over the two days, although noted wrestling journalist, Dave Meltzer, states the attendance was 160,000, still making it the largest attended event in wrestling history.[1]

NJPW's Hidekazu Tanaka was the ring announcer for the show, while Masao Tayama and Tiger Hattori refereed the matches. Commentary for the WCW pay-per-view presentation of the event was provided by Eric Bischoff, Mike Tenay and Kazuo Ishikawa.

It is one of just sixteen pay-per-view events not made available for streaming on the WWE Network service.[3]

Results[edit]

No. Results[4] Stipulations Times
1 Wild Pegasus defeated 2 Cold Scorpio Singles match 06:22
2 Yuji Nagata defeated Tokimitsu Ishizawa Singles match 04:28
3 Masahiro Chono and Hiro Saito defeated El Samurai and Tadao Yasuda Tag team match 08:06
4 Bull Nakano and Akira Hokuto defeated Manami Toyota and Mariko Yoshida Tag team match 08:34
5 Shinya Hashimoto (c) fought Scott Norton to a time-limit draw Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 20:00
6 Road Warrior Hawk defeated Tadao Yasuda Singles match 02:21
7 The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated Hiroshi Hase and Kensuke Sasaki Tag team match 11:51
8 Antonio Inoki defeated Ric Flair Singles match 14:52
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WCW/New Japan Collision in Korea (TV 1995)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  2. ^ "New Japan International Cards". ProWrestlingHistory.com. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  3. ^ "1t PPVs now on the WWE Netwok". Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ "WCW/New Japan Pay-Per-View Cards". Wrestling Information Archive.