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[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 4.27.91 – Pillman vs. Windham, Longest Squash Ever, Poor Joe Cruz

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s World Championship Wrestling features a preview of SuperBrawl as Brian Pillman takes on Barry Windham in the featured match. Big Van Vader, Big Josh, and others are also in squash matches, and we get another look at the controversy from Japan Supershow.

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

  • Big Van Vader vs. Rip Rogers
  • El Gigante vs. Paul Lee
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Magnum Force #2 (Rick)
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Dustin Rhodes
  • Big Josh vs. Jim Corbett
  • Ron Simmons vs. Snake Watson
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Pat Rose & Joe Cruz
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Missy Hyatt w/ Nikita Koloff
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Mike Thor, Randy Tatum, & Greg Sawyer
  • PRE-TAPED DANGER ZONE: Paul E. Dangerously w/ Lex Luger
  • Sid Vicious vs. Lynn Fields
  • CLIP: ending of Flair/Fujinami (Japan Supershow)
  • CLIP: Flair steals the belt back at the post-Supershow press conference
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Ric Flair
  • Brian Pillman vs. Barry Windham (**1/4)
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Lou Fabiano & Jeff Stone

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[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 4.20.91 – Rhodes & Morton vs. Taylor & Zbyszko, Sting & Luger in Action

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s truncated World Championship Wrestling features a tag team main event as Dustin Rhodes teams up with Ricky Morton to take on Terrance Taylor and Larry Zbyszko. Big Van Vader, Nikita Koloff, and the team of Sting & Lex Luger are also in action, plus the real heroes of WCW: MAGNUM FORCE.

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

  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Joe Cruz & Mike Samples
  • Tommy Rich vs. One Man Gang (NR)
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Big Van Vader vs. Jeff Sword
  • THE DANGER ZONE: Paul E. Dangerously w/ Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, & Barry Windham
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Rob Morgan
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Nikita Koloff
  • Big Josh & The Young Pistols vs. Chuck Coats & Magnum Force
  • Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Morton vs. Terrance Taylor & Larry Zbyszko (**1/4)

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[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 4.13.91 – Pillman vs. Flair, Rhodes vs. Zbyszko

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Brian Pillman continues his crusade against The Horsemen this week on World Championship Wrestling, taking on its leader “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Also on the show Dustin Rhodes takes on Larry Zbyszko, Gordon Solie announces some SuperBrawl matches, and much more!

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

  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Don Allen & Lou Fabiano
  • The One Man Gang vs. Rick Hardrock
  • Big Van Vader vs. Mark Kyle
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Missy Hyatt w/ Big Van Vader
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Pat Rose
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Dave Johnson & Terry Bronson
  • Terrance Taylor vs. Tim Parker
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Larry Zbyszko (**1/4)
  • FEUD RECAP: Lex Luger vs. Nikita Koloff
  • THE DANGER ZONE: Paul E. Dangerously w/ Arn Anderson
  • Barry Windham vs. Tommy Angel
  • Brian Pillman vs. Ric Flair (***1/2)

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 4.6.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week on World Championship Wrestling Sting and El Gigante team up to face Arn Anderson & Sid Vicious, The One Man Gang makes an example out of The Junkyard Dog, Bobby Eaton & Tom Zenk face Terrance Taylor & Larry Zbyszko and much more!

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

  • CLIP: The Luger/Koloff Brawl (WCW – 3.30.91)
  • Ric Flair vs. Joey Maggs
  • INTERVIEW STAGE: Ric Flair
  • Barry Windham vs. Joe Barrett
  • Brian Pillman vs. Mike Thor
  • PROMO: Grizzly Smith discusses the United States Tag Team Title situation
  • The Young Pistols vs. Terry Bronson & Tom Burke
  • The Junkyard Dog vs. Rick Stockhauser
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Morton vs. The State Patrol
  • INTERVIEW: Alexandra York & Mr. Hughes
  • Bobby Eaton & Tom Zenk vs. Terrance Taylor & Larry Zbyszko (**1/4)
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Joe Cazana & Mark Kyle
  • HANICAP MATCH: Nikita Koloff vs. Dave Diamond & Jim Boss
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Nikita Koloff
  • One Man Gang vs. Larry Santo
  • THE DANGER ZONE: Ron Simmons
  • Sting & El Gigante vs. Arn Anderson & Sid Vicious (*)

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 3.30.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week on World Championship Wrestling the Television Title is on the line as Arn Anderson defends against “Wildfire” Tommy Rich. Sting, Sid Vicious, and The Steiner Brothers are also in action and after weeks of jaw jacking back and forth Lex Luger and Nikita Koloff finally come to blows.

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

  • Terrance Taylor & Larry Zbyszko vs. Chuck Coates & Scott Sandlin
  • Big Josh vs. Bill Ford
  • SEGMENT: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Nikita Koloff
  • Sting vs. Hacksaw Higgins
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Sting
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. John Faulkner & Carl Robertson
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Doug Vines
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • Brian Pillman vs. Joe Cruz
  • INTERVIEW: Brian Pillman
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Jeff Stone & Brian Carr
  • Sid Vicious vs. T.C. Carter
  • PRE-RECORDED INTERVIEW: Barry Windham
  • Arn Anderson [c] vs. Tommy Rich for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • SEGMENT: Lex Luger/Nikita Koloff brawl
  • One Man Gang vs. Ricky Nelson
  • El Gigante vs. Rip Rogers

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 3.23.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week on World Championship Wrestling we’ve got a big tag team match as Big Josh and Tommy Rich (and Ricky Morton?!?) take on World Champ Ric Flair and Barry Windham. Also on the show Owen Hart makes his second appearance, The One Man Gang makes a statement against Ranger Ross, and Dustin Rhodes shows us how NOT to turn down a job offer.

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. Ric Flair & Barry Windham (**1/4)
  • Sting vs. Lou Fabiano
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Sting
  • Dustin Rhodes & The Young Pistols vs. Dutch Mantell & The State Patrol (DUD)
  • The Junkyard Dog vs. Jim Boss
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: The Junkyard Dog
  • CLIP: Bobby Eaton vs. Terrance Taylor (WCW – 3.16.91)
  • Tom Zenk vs. Mike Thor
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • Owen Hart vs. Joe Cazana
  • PROMO: Nikita Koloff (from his “Dungeon”)
  • Lex Luger vs. Terry Bronson
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Lex Luger
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Larry Santo & Greg Sawyer
  • Terrance Taylor vs. Joey Maggs (**)
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: The York Foundation
  • RINGSIDE SEGMENT: The Danger Zone w/ Theodore R. Long, Kevin Sullivan, & The One Man Gang
  • Ranger Ross vs. The One Man Gang (*)
  • Sid Vicious vs. Mike DeBacco

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 3.16.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Six man tag team action this week on World Championship Wrestling as Sting teams with Lex Luger and El Gigante to take on new archnemesis Larry Zbyszko, Dan Spivey, and Barry Windham. Also on the show Bobby Eaton looks for revenge against Terrance Taylor, Hacksaw Higgins tries and fails to get Ron Simmons to have a competitive match, and OWEN HART of all people makes his debut. All that plus some stuff I missed because the recording cut out coming right after the jump!

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

  • VIGNETTE: Nikita Koloff’s Dungeon
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Joe Barrett & Keith Hart
  • BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Alexandra York & Mr. Hughes
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Terrance Taylor
  • Rick Steiner vs. Marc Mero (Mark Mero)
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Pat Rose
  • RINGSIDE SEGMENT: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Big Daddy Dink
  • The Young Pistols vs. Steve Stax & Rip Rogers
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie (Sting/Zbyszko and Simmons/Reed feud recaps)
  • Ron Simmons vs. Hacksaw Higgins
  • INTERVIEW: Lex Luger
  • Sting, Lex Luger, & El Gigante vs. Larry Zbyszko, Dan Spivey, & Barry Windham
  • Sid Vicious vs. Brett Wayne
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Sid Vicious
  • Owen Hart (?!?!) vs Mark Kyle
  • CLIP: Big Van Vader and Stan Hansen beat each other up (WrestleWar ’91)
  • Big Josh vs. Rob Morgan
  • One Mang Gang vs. Tommy Angel (not reviewed, tape cut out)

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 3.9.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s Flagship features El Gigante in handicap action, a co-opted Danger Zone as the feud between Missy Hyatt and Paul E. Dangerously continues, the return of The Z-Man to televised action, and JOEY MAGGS coming out of nowhere to have possibly the best match I’ve seen this month on WCW TV. I’m as surprised as you are.

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

  • CLIP: Nikita Koloff attacks Lex Luger (WrestleWar ’91)
  • Big Josh vs. Jim Boss
  • Larry Zbyszko vs. Tim Parker
  • The Young Pistols vs. Lou Fabiano & Dave Johnson
  • INTERVIEW: The Junkyard Dog
  • Tom Zenk vs. Buddy Landell
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • Barry Windham vs. Pablo Crenshaw
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Buddy Landell
  • Ricky Morton vs. Joey Maggs
  • HANDICAP MATCH: El Gigante vs. Pat Rose & Ned Brady
  • RINGSIDE SEGMENT: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously, Missy Hyatt, & Theodore R. Long
  • CLIP: Nikita Koloff does sit-ups in sweatpants like a TOUGH BOY
  • Lex Luger vs. Joe Cruz
  • Sid Vicious vs. Tommy Angel
  • Ranger Ross vs. Rip Rogers
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Ranger Ross

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 3.2.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

World Championship Wrestling this week features championship action, as The Fabulous Freebirds defend the Tag Team Titles against The Lightning Express. A whole lot of other folks are in action as well, and Magnum Force technically main events WCW’s flagship show so I’d call this a win overall! Helluva return after a two-year hiatus that was totally on purpose and not because I lost my external hard drive and was too lazy to look for it.

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

  • The Young Pistols vs. Brian Carr & Snake Watson
  • Ranger Ross vs. Buddy Landell
  • INTERVIEW: Brian Pillman
  • Sid Vicious vs. Marc Mero
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • The Fabulous Freebirds [c] vs. The Lightning Express for the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Ron Simmons
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Ricky Nelson
  • Big Josh & Tommy Rich vs. The State Patrol
  • VIDEO: Nikita Koloff Trains
  • Lex Luger vs. Doug Vines
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Lex Luger
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Joe Bruce & John Peterson
  • RINGSIDE SEGMENT: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Sid Vicious
  • Dan Spivey vs. Larry Santo
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Jeff Sword
  • Sting & El Gigante vs. Magnum Force

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 2.23.91

Commentators: Paul E. Dangerously & Bob Caudle

The Four Horsemen get one over on Brian Pillman heading into War Games tomorrow night, the squash matches on the show go on too long, and Missy Hyatt has to ask El Gigante on a date in order to get an interview out of him. MAKE SURE TO ORDER THE PPV TOMORROW NIGHT EVERYBODY.

The Lineup

  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Mark Kyle
  • Big Josh vs. Joe Cazana
  • Stan Hansen vs. Scott Sandlin
  • The Four Horsemen vs. Larry Santo, David Isley, Tommy Angel, & Scott Summers
  • Ringside Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Jim Boss
  • Tom Zenk vs. Joe Cruz
  • Brian Pillman vs. John Peterson
  • Post-Match: The Horsemen Attack Brian Pillman
  • Terry Taylor vs. Robby Campbell
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Bill Ford & Magnum Force
  • Dan Spivey vs. Carl Robertson
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Keith Hart & Rob Morgan

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