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[TV Rundown] ‘Main Event’ 4.28.91 – Sting/Gigante/Pillman vs. Horsemen, JYD vs. OMG

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

This week Main Event adds an extra hour to accommodate two featured matches: Junkyard Dog taking on One Man Gang and a six man tag team match pitting Sting, El Gigante, & Brian Pillman against Ric Flair, Barry Windham, & Arn Anderson. Also on the show Dusty Rhodes has a special interview with Flair, we get more footage from Japan Supershow, and Black Bart makes his spectacular return! Okay maybe I hyperbolized the last one.

CHAMPIONS

  • 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 CAHMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • Big Josh vs. Hacksaw Higgins
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Brian Pillman
  • The Young Pistols vs. Rip Rogers & Jeff Stone
  • Larry Zbyszko vs. Terry Bronson
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Sting, El Gigante, & Brian Pillman vs. Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, & Barry Windham (**1/2)
  • FEUD RECAP: Lex Luger vs. Nikita Koloff
  • HANDICAP MATCH: Nikita Koloff vs. Larry Santo & Rick Stockhauser
  • Tom Zenk vs. Brian Carr
  • The Junkyard Dog vs. The One Man Gang (*)
  • Black Bart vs. Joe Cruz
  • CLIP: Ric Flair vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (Japan Supershow)
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Dusty Rhodes w/ Ric Flair
  • Lex Luger vs. Mike Thor

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[TV Rundown] ‘Main Event’ 4.21.91 – Pillman/Gigante vs. Anderson/Windham, Handicap Match

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

CHAMPIONS

  • 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

LINEUP

  • Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Morton vs. Joe Cazana & Doug Vines
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • THE DANGER ZONE: Paul E. Dangerously w/ Lex Luger
  • HANDICAP MATCH: Nikita Koloff vs. Scott Sandlin & T.C. Carter
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Ricky Nelson & Larry Santo
  • Brian Pillman & El Gigante vs. Arn Anderson & Barry Windham (**1/2)

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[TV Rundown] ‘Main Event’ 4.14.91 – Pillman vs. Anderson

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

This week on Main Event Brian Pillman takes on Arn Anderson plus another recap of the feud between Lex Luger and Nikita Koloff in case you have short-term memory loss.

CHAMPIONS

  • 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

LINEUP

  • El Gigante vs. Lt. James Earl Wright
  • Barry Windham vs. Joey Maggs
  • THE DANGER ZONE: Paul E. Dangerously w/ The Junkyard Dog
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Jim Boss & Tom Burke
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Chuck Coats
  • Brian Pillman vs. Arn Anderson (**1/2)
  • FEUD RECAP: Lex Luger vs. Nikita Koloff

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[TV Review] Main Event – 4.7.91

Commentator: Jim Ross

This week on Main Event it’s recycle city as the show is frankensteined with matches from the 3.30.91 and 4.6.91 episodes of Pro, including that tremendous Brian Pillman/Barry Windham stuff from the latter. Paul E. Dangerously also presents Missy Hyatt with a tribute to her journalism career, and as you can guess it’s super nice and not at all demeaning.

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

  • Big Josh & Tommy Rich vs. Lou Fabiano & Pat Rose (Pro – 3.30.91)
  • Dustin Rhodes & The Young Pistols vs. Paul Lee & Magnum Force (Pro – 3.30.91)
  • Sid Vicious vs. Randy Starr (Pro – 4.6.91)
  • Ron Simmons vs. Joe Cruz (Pro – 4.6.91)
  • JOINED IN PROGRESS: Mami Kitamura & Itsuki Yamasaki vs. Miss A & Miki Handa (WrestleWar ’91 – 2.24.91)
  • Brian Pillman vs. Barry Windham (Pro – 4.6.91)

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[TV Review] Main Event – 3.31.91

Commentator: Jim Ross

WCW doesn’t even wait a week and fills Main Event this week with matches from Pro which aired THE DAY BEFORE and a focus on the United States Title scene. What’s Power Hour going to do now for next week? Won’t somebody think of the Power Hour?!?

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

  • Owen Hart vs. Keith Stark (Pro – 3.30.91)
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Reno Riggins & Tim Parker (Pro – 3.30.91)
  • Tom Zenk vs. Terrance Taylor (Pro – 3.30.91)
  • Sting & El Gigante vs. Jeff Sword & Jim Boss (Pro – 3.30.91)
  • JOINED IN PROGRESS: Lex Luger [c] vs. Dan Spivey for the WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (WrestleWar ’91 – 2.24.91)
  • CLIP: Nikita Koloff attacks Lex Luger (WrestleWar ’91 – 2.24.91)
  • VIGNETTE: Nikita Koloff trains
  • PROMO: Lex Luger
  • Lex Luger vs. Joey Maggs (Pro – 3.30.91)

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[TV Review] Main Event – 3.24.91

Commentator: Jim Ross

This week on Main Event Bobby Eaton teams up with a (very obvious) mystery partner to take on Terrance Taylor & Buddy Landell. Also on the show Brian Pillman continues his quest for revenge against the Horsemen by facing Barry Windham, The Young Pistols take on The State Patrol for what feels like the millionth time, and…not much more really. It’s only an hour after all.

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

  • Brian Pillman vs. Barry Windham (**1/2)
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Chuck Coats
  • Dan Spivey vs. Scott Sandlin
  • The Young Pistols vs. The State Patrol
  • Bobby Eaton & ??? vs. Terrance Taylor & Buddy Landell

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[TV Review] Main Event – 3.17.91

Commentator: Jim Ross

This week on Main Event Sting and Larry Zbyszko meet in a rematch from last week’s batch of shows, Bobby Eaton takes on Buddy Landell, and a whole host of wrestlers go through the motions in their squash matches because it’s been a long day and they want to go home.

Champion Roll-Call

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES 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: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

The Lineup

  • The Young Pistols vs. Magnum Force
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: The Danger Zone w/ The York Foundation
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Buddy Landell
  • Dan Spivey vs. TC Carter
  • Big Josh vs. Mike Thor
  • Sting vs. Larry Zbyszko

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[TV Review] Main Event – 3.3.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Missy Hyatt

Main Event this week features a Six Man Tag Team main event as the champs Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, and The Junkyard Dog take on Terry Taylor, Buddy Landell, and a reluctant Bobby Eaton. Also on the show Larry Zbyszko makes his TV in-ring return, Brian Pillman sells his shoulder injury by wrestling like nothing is wrong, and Ron Simmons makes his first post-Doom singles appearance against Dutch Mantell.

Champion Roll-Call

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

The Lineup

  • Larry Zbyszko vs. Ricky Nelson
  • Ron Simmons vs. Dutch Mantell
  • Brian Pillman vs. Tom Sawyer
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Larry Zbyszko
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Brian Carr
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Terry Taylor, Buddy Landell, & Bobby Eaton

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[TV Review] Main Event – 2.24.91 (WrestleWar ’91 Preview)

Hosts: Jim Ross, Dusty Rhodes, & Missy Hyatt

WrestleWar is just a mere hour away so Main Event focuses on video packages hyping the big matches set for the PPV. They also throw in a “funny” video about a “date” between El Gigante and Missy Hyatt. K.

The Lineup

  • A whole bunch of WrestleWar hype videos, plus footage of El Gigante and Missy Hyatt’s date

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[TV Review] Main Event – 2.17.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Missy Hyatt

The Z-Man and Terry Taylor wrestle each other for the third week in a row, Bobby Eaton takes too long to beat a jobber with a goofy mustache, and Jim Ross can’t hide his disgust with co-host Missy Hyatt very well. There’s a PPV next weekend to sort-of promote to, and sort-of promote it they do!

The Lineup

  • El Gigante vs. Bill Ford
  • Brad Armstrong vs. Rip Rogers
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Rob Morgan
  • Doom vs. Scott Allen & Carl Robertson
  • In-Ring Segment: The Danger Zone
  • Tom Zenk vs. Terry Taylor

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