[TV Review] Power Hour – 2.16.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

More recycled matches and a Wrestling News Network segment full of recaps, so feel free to skip this review. I’m just posting it for posterity’s sake.

The Lineup

  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Rob Morgan & Mike Samples (Pro – 1.26.91)
  • Brian Pillman vs. Bill Ford (Pro – 1.26.91)
  • Ric Flair vs. Mike Hart (Worldwide – 2.9.91)
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Lt. James Earl Wright & The Master Blasters (Worldwide – 2.9.91)
  • Segment: Wrestling News Network w/ Gordon Solie
  • Ron Simmons vs. Barry Windham (Worldwide – 2.9.91)
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Rip Rogers & Dutch Mantell (Worldwide – 2.9.91)
  • Sid Vicious vs. Ray Diamond (Worldwide – 2.9.91)

*****

The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner) vs. Rob Morgan & Mike Samples

This one happened on the 1.26.91 edition of Pro. Steiner Brothers win. Ross talks about the big Omni event which takes place tomorrow night in real time. They’ll be defending the U.S. Tag Team Championship you probably forgot they had. (1:39)

  • Final Rating: SQUASH

Ross and Dangerously go over the rules of War Games for the folks at home. One of the folks set to be in that match, Brian Pillman, is in action next!

‘Flyin’ Brian Pillman vs. ‘Scrap Iron’ Bill Ford

This match also happened on the 1.26.91 edition of Pro. Easy writing for me this week, hot damn. Pillman wins with a springboard clothesline.

  • Final Rating: FUN SQUASH

‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair vs. Mike Hart

Match happened on the 2.9.91 edition of Worldwide. Bet you can’t guess who won. Flair doesn’t have the WCW World Title with him since this was probably shot before he won it back. Ross announces that Flair will actually be defending the World Title against El Gigante soon. Oh maaaan I’m way more interested in what happens more than I should be. (3:28)

  • Final Rating: SQUASH

Ricky Morton, ‘Wildfire’ Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Lt. James Earl Wright & The Master Blasters (Blade & Steel)

Also a match from the 2.9.91 edition of Worldwide. Morton and company win. They’re competing to see who will be the first Six Man Tag Team Champions of WCW tomorrow night at the Omni. Buy your tickets at your local Ticketmaster outlet, y’all. (7:00)

  • Final Rating: *1/2

Segment: Wrestling News Network

Gordon Solie time! On the docket this week is the feud between Ric Flair and El Gigante. Cut to, in Solie’s words, “a montage of situations” that cover this feud with Jim Ross narrating. Solie didn’t even have to narrate it? Easy paycheck this week.

Ross takes it to footage from last week’s Main Event where The Fabulous Freebirds were revealed to be Diamond Dallas Page’s mystery team. Match against Doom ends in DQ, Freebirds hit Butch Reed with a double DDT. Freebirds are challenging Doom for the WCW World Tag Team Championship at WrestleWar. Yeeeeesh. Who’s gonna face The Steiner Brothers now? What about that whole thing?

Ron Simmons [w/ Butch Reed & Teddy Long] vs. Barry Windham

This was the big ‘featured match’ on last week’s Worldwide but it didn’t go long enough to really get good. Windham gets the win after Reed accidentally clotheslines Simmons as the World Tag Team Champions continue to implode. (3:20)

  • Final Rating: **

Sting & ‘The Total Package’ Lex Luger vs. Rip Rogers & ‘Dirty’ Dutch Mantell

Surprise, another Worldwide match! Rogers handles most of the match and loses via submission to a Scorpion Death Lock. This match aired after Sting & Luger had their big tag team match at Clash of the Champions which makes about as much sense as…it doesn’t. Dangerously does bring up that he and Flair, the captain of their respective War Games teams, won their matches via submission as preparation for WrestleWar. Nice way to at least put a spin on the old footage. (2:25)

  • Final Rating: SQUASH

Sid Vicious vs. Ray Diamond

This match, shocker, was also on Worldwide but Diamond didn’t get named on that show so at least he gets that here before being murdered with a Power Bomb. (0:41)

  • Final Rating: SQUASH

Sid beats up Diamond some more after the EMT crew try to stretcher him out. More jobbers come out and Sid beats them up too. They deserve it.

Paul E. hypes his in-ring interview with El Gigante happening at WrestleWar, being as racist as you’d assume a heel would be in 1991. He climbs a ladder to ‘talk’ to Gigante and Ross shakes the ladder to terrify him. Ha.

*****

Final Thoughts: Ross and Dangerously are fun together so the recycled matches at least have a better commentary to them this time around. That’s all I got though.

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