Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich & Junkyard Dog

[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 4.27.91 – Pillman vs. Windham, Longest Squash Ever, Poor Joe Cruz

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s World Championship Wrestling features a preview of SuperBrawl as Brian Pillman takes on Barry Windham in the featured match. Big Van Vader, Big Josh, and others are also in squash matches, and we get another look at the controversy from Japan Supershow.

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

  • Big Van Vader vs. Rip Rogers
  • El Gigante vs. Paul Lee
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Magnum Force #2 (Rick)
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Dustin Rhodes
  • Big Josh vs. Jim Corbett
  • Ron Simmons vs. Snake Watson
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Pat Rose & Joe Cruz
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Missy Hyatt w/ Nikita Koloff
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Mike Thor, Randy Tatum, & Greg Sawyer
  • PRE-TAPED DANGER ZONE: Paul E. Dangerously w/ Lex Luger
  • Sid Vicious vs. Lynn Fields
  • CLIP: ending of Flair/Fujinami (Japan Supershow)
  • CLIP: Flair steals the belt back at the post-Supershow press conference
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Ric Flair
  • Brian Pillman vs. Barry Windham (**1/4)
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Lou Fabiano & Jeff Stone

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[TV Rundown] ‘Power Hour’ 4.27.91 – Steiners vs. Hase/Sasaki, old Pro Stuff

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Hey it’s the 4.20.91 episode of Pro, but this time on the SUPERSTATION. Also Dangerously calls SuperBrawl “Super Sunday” a bunch. That’s weird.

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

  • The Young Pistols vs. Dave Johnson & Lou Fabiano (Pro – 4.20.91)
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Rip Rogers, Don Allen, & Joe Cazana (Pro – 4.20.91)
  • Barry Windham vs. Scott Allen (Pro – 4.20.91)
  • Lex Luger vs. Pat Rose (Pro – 4.20.91)
  • WRESTLING NEWS NETWORK w/ Gordon Solie
  • Arn Anderson [c] vs. Tim Horner for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (Pro – 4.20.91)
  • JOINED IN PROGRESS: The Steiner Brothers vs. Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki (Japan Supershow – 3.21.91)

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[TV Rundown] ‘Pro’ 4.20.91 – TV Title Match, Luger/Koloff Recap

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko

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

  • Brian Pillman & El Gigante vs. Doug Vines & Mark Kyle
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Arn Anderson [c] vs. Tim Horner for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (**3/4)
  • The Young Pistols vs. Dave Johnson & Lou Fabiano
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Rip Rogers, Don Allen, & Joe Cazana
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS: Larry Zbyszko w/ Ron Simmons
  • Barry Windham vs. Scott Allen
  • FEUD RECAP: Lex Luger vs. Nikita Koloff
  • Lex Luger vs. Pat Rose

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[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] Power Hour – 3.9.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Sting looks for revenge this week on Power Hour as he takes on Larry Zbyszko in the main event. Also on the show we have a Main Event rematch as Bobby Eaton teams with Terry Taylor and Buddy Landell to take on Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, and The Junkyard Dog. Has the bad blood from their loss last week subsided? Ehhhh. All this, plus footage from TOMORROW’S MAIN EVENT THAT ISN’T AIRING DUE TO A JAMES BOND MARATHON, coming your way next!

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

  • Sid Vicious vs. David Isley
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Rob Morgan
  • Big Josh vs. Cruel Connection
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling News Network w/ Gordon Solie
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Terry Taylor, Buddy Landell, & Bobby Eaton
  • Sting vs. Larry Zbyszko

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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 – 3.2.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

We’ve got ourselves a championship match this week as Lex Luger defends the U.S. Title against Sid Vicious. The Six Man Tag Team Champions are also in non-title action, plus we get a match between Tom Zenk and Joey Maggs that was shown in clipped form on last week’s television. Ha.

Champion Roll-Call

  • WCW World Champion: Ric Flair
  • WCW United States Champion: Lex Luger
  • WCW Television Champion: Arn Anderson
  • WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin)
  • WCW United States Tag Team Champions: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW Six Man Tag Team Champions: Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & Junkyard Dog

The Lineup

  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & Junkyard Dog vs. Bill Ford, Greg Sawyer, & Randy Starr
  • Sting vs. Dr. X
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Keith Hart & Lou Fabiano
  • In-Ring Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Tom Zenk vs. Joey Maggs
  • Lex Luger [c] vs. Sid Vicious for the WCW UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP

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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] Power Hour – 2.16.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

More recycled matches and a Wrestling News Network segment full of recaps, so feel free to skip this review. I’m just posting it for posterity’s sake.

The Lineup

  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Rob Morgan & Mike Samples (Pro – 1.26.91)
  • Brian Pillman vs. Bill Ford (Pro – 1.26.91)
  • Ric Flair vs. Mike Hart (Worldwide – 2.9.91)
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Lt. James Earl Wright & The Master Blasters (Worldwide – 2.9.91)
  • Segment: Wrestling News Network w/ Gordon Solie
  • Ron Simmons vs. Barry Windham (Worldwide – 2.9.91)
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Rip Rogers & Dutch Mantell (Worldwide – 2.9.91)
  • Sid Vicious vs. Ray Diamond (Worldwide – 2.9.91)

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