Dutch Mantell

[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] 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] 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] Worldwide – 2.9.91

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Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie (!!!)

Worldwide is stacked to the brim this week as not only are we graced with the presence of Gordon Solie on commentary but some of the biggest stars in the company are in action, including the WCW World Heavyweight Champion himself Ric Flair and…Magnum Force Rick. Okay look they aren’t all superstars.

The Lineup

  • Michael Wallstreet vs. David Isley
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Mike Samples & Magnum Force Rick
  • Sid Vicious vs. Unnamed Jobber w/ Blonde Mullet
  • Ron Simmons vs. Barry Windham
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & Junkyard Dog vs. Lt. James Earl Wright & The Master Blasters
  • Ric Flair vs. Mike Hart
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Rip Rogers & Dutch Mantell

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[TV Review] Worldwide – 1.19.91

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Commentators: Tony Schiavone & ‘Dirty’ Dutch Mantell

Worldwide this week is pretty much this week’s episode of Power Hour with new commentary and a new Sullivan’s Saloon. At least we have that.

The Lineup

  • Konnan vs. Chuck Coats (Power Hour – 1.19.91)
  • Big Cat & The Motor City Madman vs. Allen Iron Eagle & Greg Sawyer (Power Hour – 1.19.91)
  • Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • The Renegade Warriors vs. Magnum Force (Power Hour – 1.19.91)
  • Tom Zenk (c) vs. Bill Irwin for the WCW TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (Power Hour – 1.19.91)
  • Sullivan’s Saloon w/ The Steiner Brothers
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Reno Riggins & Italian Stallion (Power Hour – 1.19.91)
  • Terry Taylor vs. Mike Thor (Power Hour – 1.12.91)

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[TV Review] Main Event – 1.13.91

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Commentators: Jim Ross & Missy Hyatt

Reigning World Tag Team Champions Doom are in action this week, taking on the team of Allen Iron Eagle & Tim Horner. Also on the show we look back to the big Meadowlands event that resulted in a new World Champion and Paul E. Dangerously tries to sell everyone on this Arm Wrestling match nonsense he’s got going on at Clash of the Champions.

The Lineup:

  • Tom Zenk vs. Rick Hardrock
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Jeff Gamble
  • The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich vs. Rip Rogers & Jeff Sword
  • Tracy Smothers & Brad Armstrong vs. Jeff Stone & Rob Morgan
  • Dutch Mantell vs. Todd Brewer
  • Tim Horner & Allen Iron Eagle vs. Doom
  • Meadowlands Report: Luger/Big Cat, Sting/Flair

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[TV Review] Worldwide – 1.12.91

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Commentators: Tony Schiavone & ‘Dirty’ Dutch Mantell

We’re one week in and WCW is already running dangerously low on pretaped footage so Worldwide this week pads the show with matches we’ve already seen plus a couple of squashes and the debut of the absolutely ridiculous (in a fun way I think?) interview segment Sullivan’s Saloon.

The Lineup

  • Lex Luger vs. Mike Hart (Main Event 1.6.91)
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Tommy Angel (Power Hour 1.12.91)
  • Tim Horner vs. Rip Rogers (Power Hour 1.12.91)
  • Brian Pillman vs. Dutch Mantell (Power Hour 1.12.91)
  • Sullivan’s Saloon w/ The Fabulous Freebirds
  • Rick Steiner vs. Topp Gallian
  • ‘Lethal’ Larry Cameron vs. Ray Hammer
  • End of Show Interview: Lethal Larry & Theodore R. Long

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[TV Review] Power Hour – 1.12.91

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Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Brian Pillman and Dutch Mantell look to settle their four month-long feud with one another in the main event of this week’s Power Hour. Did you know they were feuding? Me either. Also on the show we get a look back at the debut of MinotaurTerry Taylor‘s bad luck, and The Steiner Brothers winning the Pat O’ Connor Tag Team Tournament at Starrcade 1990.

The Lineup

  • Tim Horner vs. Rip Rogers
  • Clip: Minotaur’s debut (World Championship Wrestling 1.5.91)
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Tommy Angel
  • Clip: Freebirds injure Trucker Norman (Main Event 1.6.91)
  • Wrestling News Network w/ Gordon Solie
  • Clip: Terry Taylor vs. Arn Anderson (World Championship Wrestling 1.5.91)
  • Terry Taylor vs. Mike Thor
  • Clip: Steiner Brothers vs. Great Muta & Masa Saito (Starrcade 1990)
  • Brian Pillman vs. Dutch Mantell

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[TV Review] Worldwide – 1.5.91

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Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Dutch Mantell

Worldwide is the third (!) of four (!!) shows to air on Saturday from WCW. Granted it’s syndication so it did probably vary from area to area but I’m going with the stuff I’ve seen on the internet and the internet never lies to me. Main event is, uh, Ricky Morton vs. Bobby Eaton but not the one from Power Hour. In fact it turns out the Power Hour one was from two weeks ago and originally aired on Worldwide. WCW continuity is going to drive me crazier than I already am, can’t wait!

The Lineup

  • The Master Blasters vs. Pablo Crenshaw & Todd Brewer
  • Dutch Mantell vs. Dave Johnson
  • Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • Tom Zenk vs. Tim Hughes
  • The Big Cat vs. Jamie McKinnon
  • Ricky Morton vs. Bobby Eaton
  • Michael Wallstreet vs. Scott Sadlin

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[TV Review] Pro – 1.5.91

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Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

The Fabulous Freebirds are in the main event this week on Pro as they take on the makeshift team of Tracy Smothers and ‘The Candyman’ Brad Armstrong. Also on the show The State Patrol actually pick up a win and this might be the only time any of us see this happen on this website so let’s enjoy it.

The Lineup

  • Terry Taylor vs. Dutch Mantell
  • Sid Vicious vs. Darnell Yates
  • The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Sting
  • The State Patrol vs. Italian Stallion & Brett Wayne
  • Brian Pillman vs. Crusher Knopf
  • Rip Rogers vs. Buddy Landell
  • Tracy Smothers & Brad Armstrong vs. The Fabulous Freebirds

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