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

Total = 355,000

Day 1: 165,000 [1]
Day 2: 190,000 [1][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, officially known as the Pyongyang International Sports and Culture Festival for Peace (平和のための平壌国際体育・文化祝典 Heiwa no tame no Pyon'yan kokusai taiiku bunka shukuten?),[3][4][5] was the largest professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) 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,[6] when WCW broadcast a selection[7] 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 combined attendance for a wrestling event,[8] with a claimed crowd of 165,000 and 190,000 for the first and second day respectively. Noted American wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer reported different attendance numbers of 150,000 and 160,000 respectively.[9][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 currently one of the few WCW pay-per-views not yet available on the WWE Network.[10]

Results[edit]

No. Results[11] 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. ^ a b c Meltzer, Dave. "April 11, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter". f4wonline.com. Wrestling Observer. Retrieved 7 April 2016. The all-time pro wrestling attendance record would be for shows on April 28 and April 29, 1995 at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. The announced crowds for those shows were 165,000 and 190,000, although the real numbers were about 150,000 and 165,000. The first show was headlined by Scott Norton vs. Shinya Hashimoto and the second by Antonio Inoki vs. Ric Flair. While there were tickets sold, most of the people attending got in free, and were pretty much ordered to attend, so it’s not really a fair comparison. 
  2. ^ http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/Torch_Flashbacks_19/article_84712.shtml#.WJAP5hSVZhA
  3. ^ "北朝鮮でカシンvs永田の"前座黄金カード"". Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). June 1, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ "North Korea Allows Visitors A Tightly Controlled Glimpse Of Its Capital". Philly.com. April 28, 1995. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Apr. 29 in history: Flair vs. Inoki seen by 150,000 in N. Korea". Pro Wrestling Torch. April 29, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "WCW/New Japan Collision in Korea (TV 1995)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  7. ^ "New Japan International Cards". ProWrestlingHistory.com. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  8. ^ Meltzer, Dave. "WED. UPDATE: Flair talks wrestling in North Korea, Okabayashi inhjury update, Henderson signs new contract, Batista movie, Cro Cop return, Ross talk, Rumble vs. UFC 170, Classics on Demand". Wrestling Observer. Archived from the original on 13 September 2016. 
  9. ^ http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/Torch_Flashbacks_19/article_84712.shtml#.WJAP5hSVZhA
  10. ^ Douglas Scarpa. "16 PPVs NOT On The WWE Network". Archived from the original on July 23, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  11. ^ "WCW/New Japan Pay-Per-View Cards". Wrestling Information Archive.