Hiro Matsuda

[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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[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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