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[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide’ 4.27.91 – Steiners vs. State Patrol, SuperBrawl Hype

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

All squash matches this week on Worldwide but WCW does drip feed more about the Flair/Fujinami controversy to hype SuperBrawl and Sting applies the worst Scorpion Deathlock of his entire damn life so that’s…something.

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

  • Sid Vicious vs. Mark Merro
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. The State Patrol
  • CLIP: The controversial end of Ric Flair vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (Japan Supershow)
  • PROMO: Ric Flair
  • Ron Simmons vs. Terry Bronson
  • One Man Gang vs. Joey Maggs
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Keith Hart & Jamie McKinnon
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Tony Schiavone w/ The Fabulous Freebirds, Big Daddy Dink, & Diamond Dallas Page
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Chuck Coats & Kevin Dalton

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[TV Review] Worldwide – 3.30.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

All squash matches this week on Worldwide but we do get the beginnings of the build between El Gigante and Sid Vicious plus a Stan Hansen appearance so it’s not all bad.

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

  • CLIP: Nikita Koloff attacks Lex Luger (WrestleWar ’91 – 2.24.91)
  • Dustin Rhodes & The Young Pistols vs. Johnny Boyd, Mark Kyle, & Joe Cruz
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Lex Luger
  • Owen Hart vs. Pat Rose
  • PROMO: Sid Vicious
  • Sid Vicious vs. Jamie McKinnon
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Brett Wayne & Tommy Angel
  • Stan Hansen vs. Joey Maggs
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Stan Hansen
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Alexandra York & Mr. Hughes
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Lou Fabiano
  • PROMO: Ric Flair
  • El Gigante vs. Jim Boss

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 1.5.91

WCW SN 1991

Commentators: Jim Ross & Bob Caudle

Before it was called Saturday Night the flagship show of World Championship Wrestling was simply known as…World Championship Wrestling. This changes soon enough during 1991 so I’m going to still tag it as Saturday Night on the website. The feud between Terry Taylor and Arn Anderson reaches its conclusion this week as the two face off once again, but this time there will supposedly be a clear and distinct winner. The Z-Man also makes his first defense of the Television Title against a…masked gimmick character from the Buddy Rogers era. WCW rules, man.

The Lineup

  • Sid Vicious vs. Pablo Crenshaw
  • Brian Pillman vs. Rip Rogers
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Reno Riggins
  • The Renegade Warriors vs. Ed Brock & Chuck Coats
  • Minotaur vs. Mountain Man Bailey
  • Lex Luger vs. Mike Samples
  • Michael Wallstreet vs. Greg(g) Sawyer
  • Tom Zenk (c) vs. Dr. X for the WCW World Television Championship
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Keith Hart & Jamie McKinnon
  • WCW Classics w/ Gordon Solie
  • Terry Taylor vs. Arn Anderson
  • JR Interviews Lawrence Taylor
  • Tim Horner vs. George South

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[TV Review] Worldwide – 1.5.91

wcw worldwide

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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