Slamboree

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Slamboree
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The official Slamboree logo used from 1993 to 1998.
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Promotion(s) World Championship Wrestling
First event Slamboree (1993)
Last event Slamboree (2000)

Slamboree was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event from World Championship Wrestling (WCW) held from 1993 through 2000. It was originally billed as "A Legends' Reunion" because many retired legends from Jim Crockett Promotions attended the PPV and other events scheduled for that weekend. The first three Slamborees saw inductions into the WCW Hall of Fame and also included matches with the legends participating.

Dates, venues and main events

# Event Date City Venue Main Event
1 Slamboree (1993) May 23, 1993 Atlanta, Georgia The Omni Big Van Vader (c) vs. Davey Boy Smith for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
2 Slamboree (1994) May 22, 1994 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Civic Center Sting vs. Vader for the vacant WCW International World Heavyweight Championship
3 Slamboree (1995) May 21, 1995 St. Petersburg, Florida Bayfront Arena Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair and Vader
4 Slamboree (1996) May 19, 1996 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Riverside Centroplex The Giant (c) vs. Sting for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
5 Slamboree (1997) May 18, 1997 Charlotte, North Carolina Independence Arena Ric Flair, Roddy Piper and Kevin Greene vs. Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Syxx
6 Slamboree (1998) May 17, 1998 Worcester, Massachusetts The Centrum The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash) (c) vs. Sting and The Giant for the WCW World Tag Team Championship
7 Slamboree (1999) May 9, 1999 St. Louis, Missouri TWA Dome Diamond Dallas Page (c) vs. Kevin Nash for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
8 Slamboree (2000) May 7, 2000 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena David Arquette (c) vs. Jeff Jarrett vs. Diamond Dallas Page in a Ready to Rumble Cage matchfor the WCW World Heavyweight Championship

1993

1994

Slamboree (1994)
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Promotional poster featuring various wrestlers
Tagline(s)

A Legends' Reunion

One Ring...One Moment...One Mega-Event!
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Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date May 22, 1994
Attendance 4,000
Venue Philadelphia Civic Center
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pay-per-view chronology
Spring Stampede (1994) Slamboree (1994) Bash at the Beach (1994)
Slamboree chronology
Slamboree (1993) Slamboree (1994) Slamboree (1995)

Slamboree (1994) took place on May 22, 1994 from the Philadelphia Civic Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to the pay-per-view portion of the show WCW introduced a group of "Legends" to the crowd: Ole Anderson, Penny Banner, Red Bastien, Tully Blanchard, The Crusher, Don Curtis, Terry Funk, Verne Gagne, Hard Boiled Haggerty, Larry Hennig, Killer Kowalski, Ernie Ladd, Wahoo McDaniel, Angelo Mosca, Harley Race, Ray Stevens, Lou Thesz, Mr. Wrestling II, Tommy Young. Later in the night The Assassin, Ole Anderson, Harley Race, Ernie Ladd, The Crusher, Dick the Bruiser were inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame.

Cactus Jack replaced an injured Dave Sullivan in the WCW World Tag Team Championship match. Vader was originally scheduled to wrestle Rick Rude, but Rude had to be replaced by Sting as Rude had suffered a career-ending back injury in Japan, in a match against Sting.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1D Pretty Wonderful (Paul Roma and Paul Orndorff) defeated Brian Armstrong and Brad Armstrong Tag Team match N/A
2 Steve Austin (c) defeated Johnny B. Badd Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 16:12
3 Terry Funk fought Tully Blanchard to a double disqualification Singles match 07:15
4 Larry Zbyszko defeated Lord Steven Regal Singles match 11:30
5 Dustin Rhodes defeated Bunkhouse Buck Bullrope match 12:47
6 Ric Flair (c) defeated Barry Windham Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 13:21
7 Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) (c) Broad Street Bully match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship with Dave Schultz as special guest referee[1] 09:56
8 Sting defeated Vader Singles match for the vacant WCW International World Heavyweight Championship 13:54
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

1995

Slamboree (1995)
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Promotional poster featuring various wrestlers
Tagline(s) A Legends' Reunion
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date May 21, 1995
Attendance 7,000
Venue Bayfront Arena
City St. Petersburg, Florida
Pay-per-view chronology
Uncensored (1995) Slamboree (1995) The Great American Bash (1995)
Slamboree chronology
Slamboree (1994) Slamboree (1995) Slamboree (1996)

Slamboree (1995) took place on May 21, 1995 from the Bayfront Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida. Eric Bischoff filled in on commentary for Tony Schiavone at this event, Schiavone took time off to undergo neck surgery. Wahoo McDaniel, Angelo Poffo, Terry Funk, Antonio Inoki, Dusty Rhodes, Gordon Solie and Big John Studd were inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame during the show.

The "Legends match" between Wahoo McDaniel and Dick Murdoch was shown in black and white, during the pay-per-view telecast. For the match Gordon Solie joined on commentary with Bobby Heenan to further the "old school" aspects of the match.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1ME The Blue Bloods (Lord Steven Regal and Earl Robert Eaton) defeated Los Especialistas (Especialista I and Especialista II) Tag team match 01:22
2ME Steve Austin defeated Eddie Jackie Singles match 01:00
3ME Sgt. Craig Pittman defeated Mark Starr Singles match 02:02
4ME Meng defeated Brian Pillman Singles match 04:40
5 The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (c) Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 10:52
6 Kevin Sullivan defeated The Man With No Name Singles match 05:24
7 Wahoo McDaniel defeated Dick Murdoch Singles match 06:18
8 The Great Muta (c) defeated Paul Orndorff Singles match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship 14:11
9 Arn Anderson (c) defeated Alex Wright Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 11:36
10 Meng vs. Road Warrior Hawk ended in a double countout Singles match 04:41
11 Sting defeated Big Bubba Rogers Singles match 09:29
12 Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage (with Jimmy Hart and The Renegade) defeated Ric Flair and Vader (with Arn Anderson) Tag team match 18:57
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • ME – indicates the match was broadcast prior to the pay-per-view on Main Event

1996

1997

Slamboree (1997)
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Promotional poster featuring Lex Luger
Tagline(s) The Tradition Continues...
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date May 18, 1997
Attendance 9,643
Venue Independence Arena
City Charlotte, North Carolina
Pay-per-view chronology
Spring Stampede (1997) Slamboree (1997) The Great American Bash (1997)
Slamboree chronology
Slamboree (1996) Slamboree (1997) Slamboree (1998)

Slamboree (1997) took place on May 18, 1997 from the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1D Yuji Nagata defeated Pat Tanaka Singles match 04:30
2D The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge) defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) Tag team match 06:00
3 Lord Steven Regal defeated Último Dragón (c) (with Sonny Onoo) by submission Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 16:04
4 Madusa defeated Luna Vachon Singles match 05:09
5 Rey Misterio Jr. defeated Yuji Yasuraoka Singles match 14:58
6 Glacier defeated Mortis (with James Vandenberg) by disqualification Singles match 01:51
7 Dean Malenko (c) defeated Jeff Jarrett (with Debra) Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 14:54
8 Meng defeated Chris Benoit (with Woman) Death match 14:54
9 The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) defeated Konnan and Hugh Morrus (with Jimmy Hart) Tag team match 09:35
10 Steve McMichael (with Debra McMichael) defeated Reggie White (with Kent Johnston) Singles match 15:17
11 Ric Flair, Roddy Piper and Kevin Greene defeated The nWo (Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Syxx) Six-man tag team match 17:20
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

1998

Slamboree (1998)
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Promotional poster featuring Hugh Morrus
Tagline(s) The Strong Survive. The Ruthless Win.
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Brand(s) WCW
nWo
Date May 17, 1998
Attendance 11,592
Venue The Centrum
City Worcester, Massachusetts
Pay-per-view chronology
Spring Stampede (1998) Slamboree (1998) The Great American Bash (1998)
Slamboree chronology
Slamboree (1997) Slamboree (1998) Slamboree (1999)

Slamboree (1998) took place on May 17, 1998 from The Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts and featured a double main event.[2]

The winner of the Cruiserweight battle royal received an immediate WCW Cruiserweight Championship opportunity against champion Chris Jericho. Ciclope and Juventud Guerrera were the last two competitors in the match; the two wrestlers shook hands and Guerrera climbed out over the top rope to give "Ciclope" the victory. Ciclope then unmasked, revealing himself as Dean Malenko. Malenko would later be stripped of the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship two weeks later on Nitro for his actions in the battle royal. Goldberg was originally supposed to wrestle a gauntlet match against each member of The Flock, where if Goldberg lost to any of the Flock members, Raven would regain the United States Championship Goldberg had taken from him. However, that stipulation was changed on the night of the show. Eric Bischoff had made a challenge on the episode of WCW Monday Nitro six days before Slamboree for Vince McMahon to show up and wrestle him. McMahon did not show up and Bischoff ordered the referee to start the match and count to ten, then was awarded the win by countout.

Originally Bret Hart forced Randy Savage to submit with the Sharpshooter, but the following night on Nitro, special guest referee Roddy Piper changed his decision and declared Savage as the winner by disqualification. In the main event, Sting and The Giant defeated The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash) to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship when The Giant pinned Nash after Hall hit Nash with one of the WCW World Tag Team Championship belts. After the match, Hall, Dusty Rhodes and The Giant celebrated as Hall and Rhodes then joined nWo Hollywood. When the match was signed, both Sting and Giant were representatives of WCW. However, Giant joined nWo Hollywood shortly before Slamboree. As a result of Giant's defection, Sting no longer desired to be his partner. This led to a singles match at The Great American Bash the next month with control of the titles at stake.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Fit Finlay (c) defeated Chris Benoit Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 14:52
2 Lex Luger defeated Brian Adams (with Vincent) Singles match 05:05
3 Ciclope won by last eliminating Juventud Guerrera[Note 1] Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender to the WCW Crusierweight Championship 08:27
4 Dean Malenko defeated Chris Jericho (c) Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 07:02
5 Diamond Dallas Page defeated Raven Bowery Death match 14:35
6 Eddy Guerrero (with Chavo Guerrero Jr.) defeated Último Dragón Singles match 11:09
7 Goldberg (c) defeated Saturn Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 07:01
8 Randy Savage defeated Bret Hart by disqualification Singles match with Roddy Piper as special guest referee 16:38
9 Sting and The Giant defeated The Outsiders (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall) (c) (with Dusty Rhodes) Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 14:46
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1999

Slamboree (1999)
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Promotional poster featuring Bret Hart and Diamond Dallas Page
Tagline(s) Watch Rules And Bones Shattered In The Comfort Of Your Own Home.
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date May 9, 1999
Attendance 20,516
Venue TWA Dome
City St. Louis, Missouri
Pay-per-view chronology
Spring Stampede (1999) Slamboree (1999) The Great American Bash (1999)
Slamboree chronology
Slamboree (1998) Slamboree (1999) Slamboree (2000)

Slamboree (1999) took place on May 9, 1999 from the TWA Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

Ric Flair originally won his match against Roddy Piper by pinfall, but Eric Bischoff came out and disqualified Flair for hitting Piper with a foreign object. Following the match Piper immediately fired Flair.[3] Sting fought Goldberg to a no contest. The match was declared a no contest after Bret Hart came out and attacked the referee. After the match, the Steiner Brothers came out and attacked both Sting and Goldberg. In the main event Kevin Nash originally pinned Diamond Dallas Page after a Jacknife Powerbomb. Randy Savage interfered in the match to assist Page, assaulting Nash and hitting him with the title belt. Eric Bischoff came to the ring after Savage interfered, ordered Doug Dillinger to escort Savage out of the building, and then told referee Nick Patrick to restart the match as a no disqualification match.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1D Dale Torborg defeated Johnny Swinger Singles match N/A
2 Raven and Perry Saturn defeated Rey Misterio, Jr. and Billy Kidman (c), and Dean Malenko and Chris Benoit (with Arn Anderson) Triple threat match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 17:28
3 Konnan defeated Stevie Ray (with Vincent and Horace Hogan) Singles match 06:10
4 Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Brian Knobbs Hardcore match 11:29
5 Rick Steiner defeated Booker T (c) Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 11:08
6 Gorgeous George (with Madusa, Miss Madness and Randy Savage) defeated Charles Robinson (with The Head Nurse and Ric Flair) Singles match 10:39
7 Scott Steiner (c) defeated Buff Bagwell Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 07:11
8 Roddy Piper defeated Ric Flair (with Arn Anderson and The Head Nurse) by disqualification Singles match 12:10
9 Sting fought Goldberg to a no contest Singles match 08:17
10 Kevin Nash defeated Diamond Dallas Page (c) Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 18:23
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

2000

Slamboree (2000)
Slamboree 2000.jpg
Promotional poster featuring Buff Bagwell
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date May 7, 2000
Attendance 7,165
Venue Kemper Arena
City Kansas City, Missouri
Pay-per-view chronology
Spring Stampede (2000) Slamboree (2000) The Great American Bash (2000)
Slamboree chronology
Slamboree (1999) Slamboree (2000) Final

Slamboree (2000) took place on May 7, 2000 at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri.

The match between Mike Awesome and Chris Kanyon was declared a no contest after Kevin Nash, Billy Kidman, Vampiro, Chris Candido, Shane Douglas, Ric Flair, and Sting all interfered in the match. During the match between The Total Package and Buff Bagwell Elizabeth interfered on Package's behalf with a baseball bat in her hand. After the match, Chuck Palumbo attacked The Total Package and put him in the Torture Rack. Shane Douglas pinned Ric Flair after David Flair, Ric's son, in a Sting disguise hit Ric with a baseball bat. In the main event Jeff Jarrett grabbed the WCW World Heavyweight Championship belt to win the match after David Arquette hit Diamond Dallas Page with a guitar. After the match, Kanyon came out in an attempt to save Page from a Jarrett and Mike Awesome beatdown, only to have Awesome toss Kanyon off the second tier of the cage onto the entrance ramp.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Chris Candido (c) (with Tammy Lynn Sytch) defeated The Artist (with Paisley) Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 07:59
2 Terry Funk (c) defeated Norman Smiley and Ralphus Hardcore match for the WCW Hardcore Championship 10:03
3 Shawn Stasiak defeated Curt Hennig Singles match 07:54
4 Scott Steiner (c) (with Midajah and Shakira) defeated Captain Rection Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 09:24
5 Mike Awesome vs. Chris Kanyon ended in a no contest Singles match 12:11
6 The Total Package defeated Buff Bagwell Singles match 09:30
7 Shane Douglas defeated Ric Flair Singles match 08:46
8 Sting defeated Vampiro Singles match 06:49
9 Hulk Hogan (with Horace Hogan) defeated Billy Kidman (with Torrie Wilson) Singles match with Eric Bischoff as special guest referee 13:31
10 Jeff Jarrett defeated David Arquette (c) and Diamond Dallas Page Ready to Rumble Cage match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 15:29
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See also

References

  1. ^ Mick Foley (2000). Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. HarperCollins. p. 272. ISBN 0-06-103101-1. 
  2. ^ Martin, Finn (1998-07-30). "Power Slam Magazine, issue 48". Hall goes Hollywood (Slamboree 1998). SW Publishing. pp. 18–21. 
  3. ^ "WCW Slamboree". The history of WWE. Retrieved September 4, 2015. 

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