Collision in Korea was the largest professional wrestling pay-per-view 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, when WCW broadcast a selection 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 attendance for a wrestling event, with the announced crowds for the shows were 165,000 and 190,000 for the first and second day respectively; although wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer reported different attendance numbers of 150,000 and 165,000 respectively, which the second day still would be a record.
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. "Collision in Korea" is the name of the WCW presentation of the event; the actual name of the event was 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).
It is one of sixteen pay-per-view events not made available for streaming on the WWE Network service.
Results[edit | edit source]
|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|
References[edit | edit source]
- April 11, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter . Wrestling Observer. Retrieved on 2016-04-07. “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.”
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