Dan Spivey

[TV Review] Worldwide – 4.13.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

The Six Man Tag Team Champs are in action this week on Worldwide as they take on Dutch Mantell and The State Patrol. Also on the show Big Josh takes on Terrance Taylor, The One Man Gang sends a message to Ron Simmons, 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

  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Marc Mero & Joe Cazana
  • El Gigante vs. Terry Bronson
  • SEGMENT: SuperBrawl Control Center w/ Gordon Solie
  • The One Man Gang vs. Greg Sawyer
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: One Man Gang, Teddy Long, & Kevin Sullivan
  • Dan Spivey vs. Larry Santo
  • PROMO: Alexandra York & Mr. Hughes
  • Big Josh vs. Terrance Taylor (**1/2)
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Ricky Nelson & Joe Barrett
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Dutch Mantell & The State Patrol (**1/4)

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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] 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] Pro – 3.16.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

The Young Pistols take on The State Patrol in this week’s “Featured Match” on Pro. Also on the show the feud between Ron Simmons and Butch Reed continues to boil, Brian Pillman gets one over on Sid Vicious, and The Steiner Brothers perform a little manscaping on their opponents. Man, Chicago got the good stuff when it came to syndicated WCW shows, huh?

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

  • Sting vs. Tom Sawyer
  • PROMO: Arn Anderson
  • Ron Simmons vs. Mike Thor
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Brian Carr & Lou Fabiano
  • SEGMENT: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: Larry Z’s Legends w/ Larry Zbyszko, Butch Reed, & Teddy Long
  • The Young Pistols vs. The State Patrol
  • VIDEO: Nikita Koloff attacks Lex Luger (WrestleWar ’91)
  • PROMO: Lex Luger
  • Dan Spivey vs. Larry Santo
  • PROMO: Dustin Rhodes
  • PROMO: Ric Flair
  • Sid Vicious vs. Carl Robertson

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[TV Review] Worldwide – 3.9.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

The World Heavyweight Champion is in action this week as Ric Flair takes on Tim Horner. Also on the show Alexandra York christens Terry Taylor with a new name, Brad Armstrong tries his luck with Barry Windham, and WCW continues doing a great job of hyping a non-televised house show that people outside of Georgia can’t actually watch.

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

  • Sting & El Gigante vs. The State Patrol
  • PROMO: Dustin Rhodes
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Ric Flair
  • Dan Spivey vs. Tim Parker
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Ron Simmons
  • The Young Pistols vs. Jim Boss & Pat Rose
  • PROMO: Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog
  • PROMO: Terrance Taylor, Alexandra York, & Mr. Hughes
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Terrance Taylor
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Big Josh & Tommy Rich
  • Brad Armstrong vs. Barry Windham
  • CLIP: Nikita Koloff attacks Lex Luger (WrestleWar ’91)
  • VIDEO: Nikita Koloff works out
  • PROMO: Lex Luger
  • Tim Horner vs. Ric Flair

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[TV Review] Pro – 3.9.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

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. Joe Cazana & Rip Rogers
  • PROMO: Dan Spivey
  • FEUD RECAP: Ric Flair vs. El Gigante
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Pat Rose
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Buddy Landell
  • SEGMENT: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • PROMO: Barry Windham
  • Barry Windham vs. Terry Bronson
  • The Fabulous Freebirds [c] vs. The Steiner Brothers for the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: Larry Z’s Legends w/ Larry Zbyszko & The Steiner Brothers
  • Sid Vicious vs. Scott Allen
  • PROMO: Terry Taylor & Alexandra York
  • PROMO: Sting & Lex Luger
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Mick Drago & Mark Kyle

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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] Pro – 3.2.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

This week on Pro Sting and El Gigante team up to face Ric Flair & Barry Windham, Ron Simmons speaks on the breakup of Doom, and Z-Man takes on Terry Taylor. No seriously they’re wrestling again. Goddammit. GODDAMMIT.

Champion Roll-Call

  • WCW World Champion: Ric Flair
  • WCW United States Champion: Lex Luger
  • WCW Television Champion: Arn Anderson
  • WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin)
  • WCW United States Tag Team Champions: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW Six Man Tag Team Champions: Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & Junkyard Dog

The Lineup

  • Dan Spivey vs. David Isley
  • Big Josh vs. Rip Rogers
  • Segment: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • In-Ring Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Sting & El Gigante vs. Ric Flair & Barry Windham
  • Brian Pillman vs. Buddy Landell
  • Tom Zenk vs. Terry Taylor
  • Tim Horner vs. Ron Cumberland (Cumberlidge?)

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[PPV Review] WrestleWar 1991: War Games – 2.24.91

Venue: Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Phoenix, AZ)
Commentators: Jim Ross & Dusty Rhodes

The first PPV for WCW in 1991 features one of the company’s notorious matches, as Sting teams with Brian Pillman and The Steiner Brothers to take on The Four Horsemen in War Games. Also on the show we get our FIFTH Z-Man/Terry Taylor match as the two meet in a No-DQ contest, the WCW Six Man Tag Team Championship gets defended for the first time, and Lex Luger defends the United States Championship against ‘Dangerous’ Dan Spivey. After a month of TV matches I am ready for some actual competitive contests so let’s dive right the hell in.

Champion Roll-Call

  • WCW World Champion: Ric Flair
  • WCW United States Champion: Lex Luger
  • WCW Television Champion: Arn Anderson
  • WCW World Tag Team Champions: Doom (Ron Simmons & Butch Reed)
  • WCW United States Tag Team Champions: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW Six-Man Tag Team Champions: Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

The Lineup

  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & Junkyard Dog [c] vs. Big Cat & The State Patrol for the WCW SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
  • Interview Stage: Terry Taylor & Alexandra York
  • Brad Armstrong vs. Bobby Eaton
  • Mami Kitamura & Itsuki Yamasaki vs. Miss A & Miki Handa
  • Interview Stage: Missy Hyatt
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Buddy Landell
  • The Young Pistols vs. The Royal Family
  • Interview Stage: Diamond Dallas Page
  • No Disqualification Match: Tom Zenk vs. Terry Taylor
  • In-Ring Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Interview Stage: The Great Muta & Hiro Matsuda
  • Big Van Vader vs. Stan Hansen
  • Lex Luger [c] vs. Dan Spivey for the WCW UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP
  • Interview Stage: U.S. Title Presentation
  • Doom [c] vs. The Fabulous Freebirds for the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
  • War Games: The Match Beyond: Sting, Brian Pillman, & The Steiner Brothers vs. Ric Flair, Barry Windham, Sid Vicious, & Larry Zbyszko

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