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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 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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[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] 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] 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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[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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[Event Review] Clash of the Champions XIV: Dixie Dynamite – 1.30.91

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Venue: Georgia Mountains Center (Gainesville, GA)
Commentators: Jim Ross & ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes

It’s the first Clash of the Champions for 1991 and WCW is bringing the goods as Ric Flair defends the WCW World Championship against Scott Steiner in the main event and, after a lengthy polka dot-filled absence, Dusty Rhodes makes his return to the company as a color commentator (and also booker).

The Lineup

  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Doom
  • Tom Zenk (c) vs. Bobby Eaton for the WCW TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
  • Tommy Rich & Allen Iron Eagle vs. The Fabulous Freebirds
  • Sid Vicious vs. Joey Maggs
  • Interview: Sid Vicious
  • Ricky Morton vs. Terry Taylor
  • Segment: Bill Apter & Sting
  • Ranger Ross vs. El Cubano
  • The Renegade Warriors vs. Arn Anderson & Barry Windham
  • Interview: Stan Hansen
  • Brian Pillman vs. Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
  • Arm Wrestling Contest: Missy Hyatt vs. Paul E. Dangerously
  • Ric Flair (c) vs. Scott Steiner for the WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

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