WCW Uncensored

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WCW Uncensored was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event from World Championship Wrestling (WCW) held in the month of March from 1995 through 2000. It was replaced in 2001 by Greed.

The recurring concept of Uncensored was that it was an event that, in storylines, the (fictional) WCW Board of Directors had washed their hands of. Thus, each match on the card was ostensibly unsanctioned, meaning they were not subject to the normal rules of WCW-sanctioned wrestling matches. In reality, it was a normally-booked WCW show, albeit one with a tendency to feature more gimmick matches than usual. This notion, however, was downplayed during the last few years that it was part of the WCW PPV schedule. Hulk Hogan was featured in the main event of all six versions of the event. In 2014, All WCW pay-per-views were made available on the WWE Network.

1995[edit]

Uncensored (1995)
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Tagline(s) Unsanctioned, Unauthorized, Unbelievable!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date March 19, 1995
Attendance 5,782
Venue Tupelo Coliseum
City Tupelo, Mississippi
Pay-per-view chronology
SuperBrawl V Uncensored (1995) Slamboree (1995)
Uncensored chronology
First Uncensored (1995) Uncensored (1996)

Uncensored (1995) took place on March 19, 1995 from the Tupelo Coliseum in Tupelo, Mississippi.

All of the pre-pay-per-view matches were broadcast live on WCW Main Event. The King of the Road match took place in the caged-off trailer of the Blacktop Bully's 18-wheeler truck, as it was driven (supposedly) around nearby roads. The object of the match was to climb to the top of the trailer's cage and sound a horn positioned there. Bully sounded the horn to win. This match was taped days earlier outside of Atlanta, Georgia and was heavily edited due to WCW's strict no-bleeding policy in place at the time. Dustin Rhodes and Bully were fired for blading during the match. The "Boxer vs. Wrestler" match between Johnny B. Badd and Arn Anderson was billed as having ten three-minute rounds, with a rest period of one minute between rounds. Anderson's WCW World Television Championship was not on the line. The rules stated that Anderson (as "the wrestler") could win by pinfall or submission, whereas Johnny B. Badd (as "the boxer") could only win by knockout. Despite the event being billed as "no rules" the Avalanche was disqualified in his match against Randy Savage after a "fan" attacked Savage. The fan turned out to be Ric Flair dressed like a woman. The Falls Count Anywhere Texas Tornado Tag Team match between The Nasty Boys and Harlem Heat ended up in the concession stands, where the participants attacked each other with cotton candy, soft drinks and other nearby objects. Harlem Heat's WCW World Tag Team Championship was not on the line in that match.

Before the PPV Hulk Hogan's manager Jimmy Hart was kidnapped and tied up at an undisclosed location by Vader and Flair. During the match Hart escaped and joined The Renegade at ringside. During the match a masked man appeared and attacked Renegade, before returning to the back. Hogan was given the win over Vader when he dragged an interfering Ric Flair and touched all four turnbuckles, despite Flair not being the legal opponent in the match). After the match, a masked man appeared again, seemingly siding with Vader and Flair, before unmasking to reveal himself as Randy Savage and embracing Hogan, Renegade and Hart. Savage had tied up the first masked man backstage, who was then revealed to be Arn Anderson. Hogan's WCW World Heavyweight Championship was not on the line in the match

No. Results Stipulations Times
1P Alex Wright defeated Mark Starr Singles match 02:44
2P Stunning Steve Austin defeated Tim Horner Singles match 01:27
3P Stars and Stripes (Marcus Alexander Bagwell and The Patriot) defeated Dick Slater and Bunkhouse Buck Tag team match 09:34
4 The Blacktop Bully defeated Dustin Rhodes King of the Road match N/A
5 Meng (with Col. Robert Parker) defeated Jim Duggan Martial Arts match with Sonny Onoo as the Special Guest Referee 07:04
6 Johnny B. Badd (with Roc Finnegan) defeated Arn Anderson (with Col. Robert Parker) Boxer versus Wrestler match 0:22 4th round
7 Randy Savage defeated Avalanche by disqualification Singles match 11:44
8 Big Bubba Rogers defeated Sting Singles match 13:43
9 The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags) defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (with Sister Sherri) Falls Count Anywhere Texas Tornado Tag Team match 08:43
10 Hulk Hogan (with The Renegade) vs. Big Van Vader (with Ric Flair) ended in a no contest Leather Strap match 18:21
  • P – indicates the match took place on the pre-show

1996[edit]

Main article: Uncensored (1996)

1997[edit]

Main article: Uncensored (1997)

1998[edit]

Uncensored (1998)
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VHS cover featuring Hollywood Hogan and Randy Savage
Tagline(s) Rules Are For Fools
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Brand(s) WCW
nWo
Date March 15, 1998
Attendance 7,475
Venue Mobile Civic Center
City Mobile, Alabama
Pay-per-view chronology
SuperBrawl VIII Uncensored (1998) Spring Stampede (1998)
Uncensored chronology
Uncensored (1997) Uncensored (1998) Uncensored (1999)

Uncensored (1998) took place on March 15, 1998 from the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, Alabama.

During the main event steel cage match between Hollywood Hogan and Randy Savage, The Disciple interfered, knocking the referee out and stopping Savage from assaulting Hogan. Savage then attacked Sting, who interfered on his behalf, and spat at Hogan before leaving the ring.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Booker T (c) defeated Eddie Guerrero (with Chavo Guerrero, Jr.) Singles match the WCW World Television Championship 11:08
2 Juventud Guerrera defeated Konnan Singles match 10:21
3 Chris Jericho (c) defeated Dean Malenko Singles match for the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship 14:42
4 Lex Luger defeated Scott Steiner Singles match 03:53
5 Diamond Dallas Page (c) defeated Raven and Chris Benoit Triple threat match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 15:53
6 The Giant defeated Kevin Nash by disqualification Singles match 06:36
7 Bret Hart defeated Curt Hennig (with Rick Rude) Singles match 13:51
8 Sting (c) defeated Scott Hall (with Dusty Rhodes) Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 08:28
9 Hollywood Hogan fought Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) to a no-contest Steel Cage match 15:20
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1999[edit]

Uncensored (1999)
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VHS cover featuring Hollywood Hogan and Ric Flair
Tagline(s) No Rules. No Mercy. No Way Out.
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Brand(s) WCW
nWo
Date March 14, 1999
Attendance 15,930[1]
Venue Freedom Hall
City Louisville, Kentucky
Pay-per-view chronology
SuperBrawl IX Uncensored (1999) Spring Stampede (1999)
Uncensored chronology
Uncensored (1998) Uncensored (1999) Uncensored (2000)

Uncensored (1999) took place on March 14, 1999 from Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.

The lumberjacks for the WCW World Tag Team Championship match were: Norman Smiley, Hugh Morrus, Meng, Kenny Kaos, Arn Anderson, Kendall Windham, Bobby Duncum Jr. and Prince Iaukea. In the main event Ric Flair pinned Hulk Hogan while an unconscious Hogan was in the Figure-Four leglock. Flair, who had gained control of WCW for 90 days on a December 1998 edition of WCW Monday Nitro, ordered referee Charles Robinson to use discretion in stopping the match; as a result, Robinson did not stop the match when Flair bled first, nor would he count for Hogans own pin falls. Charles Robinson made a fast three count to give the match to Flair.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Billy Kidman (c) defeated Mikey Whipwreck Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 15:01
2 Stevie Ray defeated Vincent Harlem Street Fight for the leadership of the nWo Black and White 06:30
3 Kevin Nash (with Lex Luger and Miss Elizabeth) defeated Rey Misterio Jr. Singles match 06:19
4 Jerry Flynn defeated Ernest Miller and Sonny Onoo Handicap match 07:08
5 Hak defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Raven (with Chastity) Falls Count Anywhere match 14:29
6 Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko defeated Curt Hennig and Barry Windham (c) Lumberjack match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 16:58
7 Perry Saturn defeated Chris Jericho (with Ralphus) Dog Collar match 11:50
8 Booker T defeated Scott Steiner (c) (with Buff Bagwell) Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 13:30
9 Ric Flair defeated Hollywood Hogan (c) Barbed Wire Steel Cage match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 14:19
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2000[edit]

Uncensored (2000)
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VHS cover featuring Jeff Jarrett, Sid Vicious, Sting, and Ric Flair
Tagline(s) "Double J and Big Sid break all the rules in their battle for heavyweight gold!"
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date March 19, 2000
Attendance 5,000[2]
Venue American Airlines Arena
City Miami, Florida
Pay-per-view chronology
SuperBrawl 2000 Uncensored (2000) Spring Stampede (2000)
Uncensored chronology
Uncensored (1999) Uncensored (2000) Final

Uncensored (2000) took place on March 19, 2000 from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

The lumberjacks for the match between Sting and The Total Package were: Jimmy Hart, Curt Hennig, Doug Dillinger, Fit Finlay, Brian Knobs, Vampiro, Ron Harris, Don Harris, Stevie Ray, Big T and Hugh Morrus. Sting's lumberjacks had casts on their hands that were broken by Luger in the past. Package's lumberjacks had fake casts on their arm to mock and have the same advantage as Sting's lumberjacks. During the match, Tank Abbott came down to ringside to suckerpunch Doug Dillinger in the face. During the match, Ric Flair and Elizabeth interfered trying to attack Sting, but were both taken down by Jimmy Hart and Vampiro.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 The Artist Formerly Known as Prince Iaukea (c) (with Paisley) defeated Psychosis (with Juventud Guerrera) Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 07:22
2 Norman Smiley and The Demon defeated Lane and Rave Tag team match 03:41
3 Bam Bam Bigelow defeated The Wall by disqualification Singles match 03:26
4 Brian Knobs defeated 3 Count (Evan Karagias, Shannon Moore, and Shane Helms) (c) Hardcore match for the WCW Hardcore Championship 06:51
5 Billy Kidman and Booker (with Torrie Wilson) defeated Harlem Heat 2000 (Big T and Stevie Ray) (with Cash and J. Biggs) Tag team match 06:59
6 Vampiro defeated Fit Finlay Falls Count Anywhere match 08:38
7 The Harris Brothers (Ron and Don) defeated The Mamalukes (Big Vito and Johnny the Bull) (c) (with Disco Inferno) Tag team match with the WCW World Tag Team Championship 08:45
8 Dustin Rhodes defeated Terry Funk Bullrope match 09:01
9 Sting defeated The Total Package Lumberjack match 07:01
10 Sid Vicious (c) defeated Jeff Jarrett Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 07:36
11 Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair Yappapi Indian Strap match 14:28
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

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