• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 26, 1995) – WCW World War 3 1995
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 26, 1995, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW World War 3 1995’ LIVE on PPV from the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia.
This was the 1st one out of only 4 annual ‘WCW World War 3’ pay-per-views that aired between 1995 and 1998.
The tagline of the event was “Sixty Men… Three Rings… Three Giants… One Battle Royal”.
The absolute highlight & main event was the 60-man 3 ring battle royal for the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Title.
Future World War III PPVs (1996-1998) would only have the #1 contender spot on the line for the winner of the 60-man battle royal.
The results are here:
– WCW World Television Championship: Johnny B. Badd (c) defeated Diamond Dallas Page
– Taped Fist match: Big Bubba Rogers defeated Jim Duggan
– Bull Nakano and Akira Hokuto defeated Mayumi Ozaki and Cutie Suzuki
– WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Kensuke Sasaki (c) defeated Chris Benoit
– Lex Luger defeated Randy Savage
– Sting defeated Ric Flair
– Randy Savage won a 60-Man World War 3 battle royal vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship
• Original Plan For Survivor Series 2018 Revealed
According to the Dirty Sheets, the original plan for Survivor Series 2018 was to give SmackDown a 3-0 lead over RAW at first.
Then Stephanie McMahon was scheduled to threaten Baron Corbin that Corbin either ensures that RAW wins or he would be fired.
RAW would’ve then went on to win by 4-3 (with the result of the 10 on 10 RAW vs. SmackDown elimination match being counted as well).
WWE would’ve then focused on a storyline of how Shane McMahon should step down as the commissioner of SmackDown as he blew a 3-0 lead.
The main event of Survivor Series 2018 was originally scheduled to be the Men’s 5 vs. 5 elimination match with the same finish (Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre & Bobby Lashley vs. Shane O’Mac in the end) where Shane failed to overcome the odds.
Shane would’ve then refused medical help and would’ve walked to the back on his own to a standing ovation, which means that WWE officials weren’t planning to turn Shane heel.
The reason the decision was made to have RAW have a clean sweep over SmackDown is that Vince McMahon felt that a 0-6 loss to RAW would make Shane look worse as a SmackDown commissioner than a 3-4 loss to RAW would’ve done and then it would be easier to build up to the storyline that WWE is planning with Shane.