This week’s Flagship features El Gigante in handicap action, a co-opted Danger Zone as the feud between Missy Hyatt and Paul E. Dangerously continues, the return of The Z-Man to televised action, and JOEY MAGGS coming out of nowhere to have possibly the best match I’ve seen this month on WCW TV. I’m as surprised as you are.
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 Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
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
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.
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
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 Master Blasters vs. Pablo Crenshaw & Todd Brewer