[TV Review] Power Hour – 4.6.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

April kicks off with a Power Hour chock full of recycled footage from two different episodes of Pro. Gotta love it.

CHAMPION ROLL-CALL

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

THE LINEUP

  • Dan Spivey vs. Larry Santo (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • Sid Vicious vs. Carl Robertson (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Brian Carr & Lou Fabiano (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • Ron Simmons vs. Mike Thor (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling News Network w/ Gordon Solie
  • Bobby Eaton & Tom Zenk vs. Terrance Taylor & Buddy Landell (Pro – 3.23.91)
  • The Young Pistols vs. The State Patrol (Pro – 3.16.91)

*****

Paul E. Dangerously hypes up Bobby Eaton vs. Terrance Taylor for today’s show like we haven’t seen it A MILLION TIMES this year already.

“Dangerous” Dan Spivey defeated Larry Santo via pinfall with the side slam (1:33)

Sid Vicious defeated Carl Robertson via pinfall with the Power Bomb (1:56)

  • After the match Sid calls for his EMTs but he’s met with Brian Pillman who dropkicks Sid out of the ring. Sid angrily throws his gurney into the ring, Pillman wants to fight but officials stay between them to prevent it.

The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner) defeated Brian Carr & Lou Fabiano with a Doomsday Bulldog (3:57)

  • The Steiner Brothers still have both tag team championships with them, despite WCW announcing they have been vacated. OLD FOOTAGE Y’ALL.
  • Ross announces that the Japan Supershow PPV starts tomorrow, April 7th. Don’t worry, I’ll be covering that one in this week’s batch of shows.

Ron Simmons defeated Mike Thor via pinfall with a flying clothesline (1:55)

  • Ross and Dangerously talk about the emergence of The One Man Gang as another foil for Simmons in between his tiffs with Butch Reed.
  • Speak of the devil out comes Reed and Theodore R. Long for a sneak attack. These two are meeting in a Street Fight at the Omni house show next week.

-WRESTLING NEWS NETWORK: Gordon Solie looks at the feud between Ron Simmons and Butch Reed. Clip of the Reed/Simmons brawl from the Larry Z’s Legends segment on Pro on 3.16.91 (not 3.17.91 as the clip states). Even the goddamn WWN is getting in on using the footage from this show. Simmons vows vengeance via pre-recorded promo and will go through any of the “bounty hunters” like One Man Gang to get his hands on Theodore R. Long.

-Ross and Dangerously hype the main event of the show, Eaton vs. Taylor, and we get a clip of Eaton costing Taylor a match against Tom Zenk on the 3.2.91 edition of Pro (their clip has different commentators, so I guess it’s not the Chicago version I’ve been reviewing). Clip of Taylor and Buddy Landell’s double team on Zenk on the 3.9.91 edition of WCW which is broken up by Eaton.

“Beautiful” Bobby Eaton & “The Z-Man” Tom Zenk defeated “The Computerized Man of the 1990s” Terrance Taylor & “Nature Boy” Buddy Landell [w/ Alexandra York] when Zenk pinned Landell (6:47)

  • This began as a singles match between Eaton and Taylor, but the interference from Landell and Zenk suddenly turned this one into a tag team match halfway through. Holla.

The Young Pistols (Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong) defeated The State Patrol (Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Lt. James Earl Wright) with a double shoulderblock (7:48)

  • An enjoyable competitive match. Both teams are fun to watch in their own right, the Pistols being so fast-paced and the Patrol having a seemingly bottomless well of double-team moves. (**1/4)

-Ross and Dangerously hype tomorrow’s night of Main Event, with Dangerously promising to make amends with Missy Hyatt and finally putting an end to their feud. I buy it.

*****

 

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