Collision in Korea
|Collision in Korea|
|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|
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, when WCW broadcast a selection 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.
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.
Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- Wild Pegasus defeated 2 Cold Scorpio (6:22)
- Pegasus pinned Scorpio after a diving headbutt.
- Yuji Nagata defeated Tokimitsu Ishizawa (4:28)
- Nagata forced Ishizawa to submit with a crossface.
- Masahiro Chono and Hiro Saito defeated El Samurai and Tadao Yasuda (8:06)
- Chono pinned Samurai with a flying shoulderblock.
- Bull Nakano and Akira Hokuto defeated Manami Toyota and Mariko Yoshida (8:34)
- Nakano pinned Yoshida after a top rope legdrop.
- IWGP Heavyweight Champion Shinya Hashimoto fought Scott Norton to a time-limit draw (20:00)
- Hashimoto retained the title as a result of the draw.
- Not recognized as an official title defense in Japan due to the time limit and the location.
- Road Warrior Hawk defeated Tadao Yasuda (2:21)
- Hawk pinned Yasuda after a flying clothesline.
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated Hiroshi Hase and Kensuke Sasaki (11:51)
- Scott pinned Hase after a Steiner screwdriver.
- Antonio Inoki defeated Ric Flair (14:52)
- Inoki pinned Flair after an enzuigiri.