Last night, before I went to bed, I put on the WCW pay-per-view, Bash at the Beach 1995. I laid there watching, and then it happened: Tony Schiavone brought up how they were filming for “Baywatch.” Immediately, I remembered that Team WCW covered something about WCW stars on “Baywatch” in one of their installments of The Monday Nerdo War. So, I jumped right out of bed, and started looking for this Baywatch/WCW crossover.
It took almost no time at all. I googled “WCW stars on Baywatch,” and the video came right up. I had to see what was up with it. As such, I started to skim the episode, getting a feel for what it was about.
That’s when I found out that when they were kids, Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage used to work out in a youth center that’s in…the Baywatch town (I have never seen a single episode – couldn’t tell you where it’s set). Unfortunately, The Madness and The Hulkster get some bad news when they find out an evil developer has purchased the gym, and plans to level it, and build condos.
This is my favorite part: Ric Flair is the evil developer. He’s working with Vader and Kevin Sullivan. It all leads to the Bash at the Beach PPV, where Hogan and Macho have to win their matches to win possession of the youth center.
As someone who used to love Bash at the Beach ’95 as a kid, it’s a little saddening to learn that it was built around an episode of “Baywatch.” However, as an adult, I can appreciate how truly hilarious this whole situation is. They made a crappy ’80’s sports movie, but used WCW stars to fill up all the roles.
As if this wasn’t ridiculous enough, the main plot for the show’s actual characters involves skin cancer. There’s so much going on here. When you first see them, Hogan and Macho Man are racing jet skis. Hulk gets distracted by a pretty lady on a jet ski of her own, which causes him to get into an accident. That’s when Pamela Anderson’s character saves him. He then spends the rest of the episode trying to woo her.
If any of what I’ve written sounds hilarious to you, then you need to watch. I’ll attach the full episode, and some of the scenes featuring WCW stars. That way, if you don’t want to suffer through the whole thing, you don’t have to.
Finally, here is the full episode.
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