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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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[TV Review] Pro – 2.23.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

The Four Horsemen are in action this week to get ready for WrestleWar, Terry Taylor wrestles his first match with Alexandra York by his side, Stan Hansen is here, and The Steiner Brothers continue being the only wrestlers on the roster who seem to enjoy these squash matches.

The Lineup

  • Terry Taylor vs. Tommy Angel
  • Stan Hansen vs. Jim Boss
  • In-Ring Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Joe Cazana
  • Segment: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • Ric Flair, Barry Windham, & Sid Vicious vs. Joey Maggs, Keith Hart, Ricky Nelson, & Greg Sawyer
  • Tommy Rich vs. Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
  • Interview: Tommy Rich & Big Josh
  • Doom vs. Scott Sandlin & Jeff Anderson
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Randy Starr & Mark Kyle

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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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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 2.16.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week there’s a rematch from Dixie DynamiteBig Josh makes his surprise debut, the future Johnny B. Badd is here with a horrible mispelling of his real name, and I fall in love with a tag team that just isn’t meant to be. Oh and El Gigante wants the belt.

The Lineup

  • Tommy Rich vs. Jack Victory
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Ron Cumberlidge & Bill Baker
  • Segment: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • Dan Spivey vs. Chris Hann
  • Ringside Interview: Dan Spivey
  • Sid Vicious & Stan Hansen vs. Scotty Allen & Jeff Anderson
  • COTC Rematch: Tom Zenk vs. Bobby Eaton
  • Barry Windham vs. Ricky Nelson
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. The State Patrol
  • Ringside Interview: Sting & Lex Luger
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Rip Rogers
  • Ringside Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Brian Pillman vs. Randy Starr
  • Doom vs. Marc Mero & Gregg Sawyer

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[TV Review] Pro – 2.16.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

The Ric Flair/El Gigante feud continues, Dustin Rhodes makes his WCW in-ring debut, and Sid Vicious destroys a jobber with a very 80s teen movie villain name. Fun episode of Pro is what I’m saying.

The Lineup

  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Magnum Force
  • Tom Zenk vs. Lt. James Earl Wright
  • Footage: Riki Choshu [c] vs. Tatsumi Fujinami for IWGP Championship (Tokyo, Japan)
  • The Royal Family vs. Dave Johnson & John Peterson
  • Sid Vicious vs. Thad Clark
  • In-Ring Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Joe Cruz
  • El Gigante vs. Barry Windham

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[TV Review] Main Event – 2.10.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Missy Hyatt

This week on Main Event Doom takes on Diamond Dallas Page’s mystery team and Terry Taylor meets Tom Zenk in a rematch from last week.

The Lineup

  • Doom vs. Diamond Dallas Page’s Mystery Team
  • Tommy Rich vs. Tom Burke
  • Sid Vicious vs. Brian Worley (Worldwide – 1.26.91)
  • In-Ring Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Tom Zenk vs. Terry Taylor

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 2.9.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Bob Caudle

Dusty Rhodes lets everyone know his plans now that he’s returned to WCW, El Gigante is in action, and Bob Holly makes a pre-WWF appearance to put The Fabulous Freebirds over. Okay there wasn’t a ton of interesting stuff here, but what are you gonna do?

The Lineup

  • Lex Luger vs. Jim Corbett
  • Ringside Interview: Lex Luger
  • Doom vs. Tommy Angel & Harry Bronson
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Cruel Connection & Italian Stallion
  • Tom Zenk vs. Chuck Coates
  • Ringside Interview: Ric Flair
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Dave Johnson & Bob Holly
  • Segment: Gordon Solie & Dusty Rhodes at the Omni
  • Tommy Rich vs. Mark Kyle
  • Ringside Interview: Terry Taylor
  • Ricky Morton vs. Bill Ford
  • El Gigante vs. Joe Cazana [Ric Flair on Commentary]
  • The Master Blaster vs. David Isley
  • Allen Iron Eagle & The Lightning Express vs. Arn Anderson, Barry Windham, & Sid Vicious

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[TV Review] Power Hour – 2.9.91

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Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Power Hour this week is a whole lot of reused footage from the past two weeks. You honestly don’t even need to read this one. But do it anyway.

The Lineup

  • Tommy Rich vs. John Peterson (Worldwide – 2.2.91)
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. The Master Blasters (Worldwide – 2.2.91)
  • Sid Vicious vs. Todd Gallina (Pro – 1.26.91)
  • Brian Pillman & Brad Armstrong vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Worldwide – 2.2.91)
  • Segment: Wrestling News Network w/ Gordon Solie
  • Doom vs. Greg Sawyer & John Faulkner (Worldwide – 1.26.91)
  • Barry Windham vs. Carl Robertson
  • Tom Zenk (c) vs. Arn Anderson for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (Worldwide – 2.2.91)

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 2.2.91

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Commentators: Jim Ross & Bob Caudle

This week’s World Championship Wrestling does some building towards WrestleWar later in the month while also building for a match between Ric Flair and El Gigante. Who actually wants to see that match, raise your hands. Put your hands down, liar.

The Lineup

  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & Junkyard Dog vs. Rip Rogers, Steve Stax, & Jeff Hendrick
  • Lex Luger vs. Lou Fabiano
  • Ringside Interview: Ric Flair
  • Terry Taylor vs. Dave Diamond
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Paul Lee & Ray Hammer
  • Segment: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • The Lightning Express vs. Arn Anderson & Barry Windham
  • Ringside Interview: Doom
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Rick Hardrock & Reno Riggins
  • Sid Vicious vs. Phillip Parrish
  • Ringside Interview: Brian Pillman
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Tim Parker
  • Ringside Interview: El Gigante

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[TV Review] Worldwide – 2.2.91

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Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Kevin Sullivan

This week’s Worldwide is a good one (no, really) as Arn Anderson challenges for the Television Championship, The Freebirds have an honest to god worthwhile match, and The Steiner Brothers truck the everloving hell out of The Master Blasters.

The Lineup

  • Brian Pillman & Brad Armstrong vs. The Fabulous Freebirds
  • Sid Vicious vs. Dave Johnson (Power Hour – 2.2.91)
  • Clip: Sting (c) vs. Ric Flair for the WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (Meadowlands – 1.11.91)
  • Doom vs. Scott Allen & Carl Robertson
  • Tom Zenk (c) vs. Arn Anderson for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
  • Tommy Rich vs. John Peterson
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. The Master Blasters

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