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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 3.16.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Six man tag team action this week on World Championship Wrestling as Sting teams with Lex Luger and El Gigante to take on new archnemesis Larry Zbyszko, Dan Spivey, and Barry Windham. Also on the show Bobby Eaton looks for revenge against Terrance Taylor, Hacksaw Higgins tries and fails to get Ron Simmons to have a competitive match, and OWEN HART of all people makes his debut. All that plus some stuff I missed because the recording cut out coming right after the jump!

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 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

The Lineup

  • VIGNETTE: Nikita Koloff’s Dungeon
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Joe Barrett & Keith Hart
  • BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Alexandra York & Mr. Hughes
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Terrance Taylor
  • Rick Steiner vs. Marc Mero (Mark Mero)
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Pat Rose
  • RINGSIDE SEGMENT: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Big Daddy Dink
  • The Young Pistols vs. Steve Stax & Rip Rogers
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie (Sting/Zbyszko and Simmons/Reed feud recaps)
  • Ron Simmons vs. Hacksaw Higgins
  • INTERVIEW: Lex Luger
  • Sting, Lex Luger, & El Gigante vs. Larry Zbyszko, Dan Spivey, & Barry Windham
  • Sid Vicious vs. Brett Wayne
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Sid Vicious
  • Owen Hart (?!?!) vs Mark Kyle
  • CLIP: Big Van Vader and Stan Hansen beat each other up (WrestleWar ’91)
  • Big Josh vs. Rob Morgan
  • One Mang Gang vs. Tommy Angel (not reviewed, tape cut out)

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[TV Review?] – Power Hour – 3.16.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

We’re back to repurposed footage this week as Power Hour regurgitates an episode of Pro that aired two weeks ago to fill its time. Gordon Solie also hosts an episode of Wrestling News Network that attributes everything that happened on last weekend’s Pro to the phantom 3.10.91 Main Event that didn’t exist but apparently does exist. My eyes are crossing.

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 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

The Lineup

  • Dan Spivey vs. David Isley (Pro – 3.2.91)
  • CLIP: Big Josh’s Debut (Pro – 2.23.91)
  • Big Josh vs. Rip Rogers (Pro – 3.2.91)
  • Brian Pillman vs. Buddy Landell (Pro – 3.2.91)
  • Tom Zenk vs. Terrance Taylor (Pro – 3.2.91)
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling News Network w/ Gordon Solie
  • Sting & El Gigante vs. Ric Flair & Barry Windham (Pro – 3.2.91)
  • Tim Horner vs. Ron Cumberledge (Pro – 3.2.91)

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 3.9.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

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.

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 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

The Lineup

  • CLIP: Nikita Koloff attacks Lex Luger (WrestleWar ’91)
  • Big Josh vs. Jim Boss
  • Larry Zbyszko vs. Tim Parker
  • The Young Pistols vs. Lou Fabiano & Dave Johnson
  • INTERVIEW: The Junkyard Dog
  • Tom Zenk vs. Buddy Landell
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • Barry Windham vs. Pablo Crenshaw
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Buddy Landell
  • Ricky Morton vs. Joey Maggs
  • HANDICAP MATCH: El Gigante vs. Pat Rose & Ned Brady
  • RINGSIDE SEGMENT: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously, Missy Hyatt, & Theodore R. Long
  • CLIP: Nikita Koloff does sit-ups in sweatpants like a TOUGH BOY
  • Lex Luger vs. Joe Cruz
  • Sid Vicious vs. Tommy Angel
  • Ranger Ross vs. Rip Rogers
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Ranger Ross

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[TV Review] Pro – 3.9.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

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

  • The Young Pistols vs. Joe Cazana & Rip Rogers
  • PROMO: Dan Spivey
  • FEUD RECAP: Ric Flair vs. El Gigante
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Pat Rose
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Buddy Landell
  • SEGMENT: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • PROMO: Barry Windham
  • Barry Windham vs. Terry Bronson
  • The Fabulous Freebirds [c] vs. The Steiner Brothers for the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: Larry Z’s Legends w/ Larry Zbyszko & The Steiner Brothers
  • Sid Vicious vs. Scott Allen
  • PROMO: Terry Taylor & Alexandra York
  • PROMO: Sting & Lex Luger
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Mick Drago & Mark Kyle

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[TV Review] Pro – 3.2.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

This week on Pro Sting and El Gigante team up to face Ric Flair & Barry Windham, Ron Simmons speaks on the breakup of Doom, and Z-Man takes on Terry Taylor. No seriously they’re wrestling again. Goddammit. GODDAMMIT.

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

  • Dan Spivey vs. David Isley
  • Big Josh vs. Rip Rogers
  • Segment: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • In-Ring Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Sting & El Gigante vs. Ric Flair & Barry Windham
  • Brian Pillman vs. Buddy Landell
  • Tom Zenk vs. Terry Taylor
  • Tim Horner vs. Ron Cumberland (Cumberlidge?)

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[TV Review] Power Hour – 3.2.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

WrestleWar 91 fallout coverage plus repurposed footage from the 2.16.91 episode of Pro so it’s a short read at least.

Champion Roll-Call

  • WCW World Heavyweight 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

  • The Royal Family vs. Dave Johnson & John Peterson (Pro – 2.16.91)
  • Tom Zenk vs. Lt. James Earl Wright (Pro – 2.16.91)
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Joe Cruz (Pro – 2.16.91)
  • JOINED IN PROGRESS: Terry Taylor & The Lightning Express vs. Master Blaster, Pat Rose, & Rip Rogers (Pro – 2.9.91)
  • Wrestling News Network w/ Gordon Solie
  • Sid Vicious vs. Thad Clark (Pro – 2.16.91)
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Magnum Force (Pro – 2.16.91)
  • El Gigante vs. Barry Windham (Pro – 2.16.91)

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[TV Review] Worldwide – 2.23.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

It’s the shortest month of the year and WCW will have managed to squeeze in FIVE Z-Man/Terry Taylor matches by the end of it. Crazy. Worldwide this week is pretty killer otherwise though with The Lightning Express taking on Arn Anderson & Barry Windham in the main event plus a handicap match between El Gigante and The State Patrol and a War Games warm-up for Sting, Brian Pillman, and The Steiner Brothers.

The Lineup

  • Tom Zenk vs. Terry Taylor
  • Ringside Interview: Ric Flair
  • Handicap Match: El Gigante vs. The State Patrol
  • Sting, Brian Pillman, & The Steiner Brothers vs. Rip Rogers, Jeff Stone, & Magnum Force
  • Michael Hayes vs. Terry Bronson
  • Sid Vicious vs. Rick Hardrock
  • The Lightning Express vs. Arn Anderson & Barry Windham

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[TV Review] Main Event – 2.17.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Missy Hyatt

The Z-Man and Terry Taylor wrestle each other for the third week in a row, Bobby Eaton takes too long to beat a jobber with a goofy mustache, and Jim Ross can’t hide his disgust with co-host Missy Hyatt very well. There’s a PPV next weekend to sort-of promote to, and sort-of promote it they do!

The Lineup

  • El Gigante vs. Bill Ford
  • Brad Armstrong vs. Rip Rogers
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Rob Morgan
  • Doom vs. Scott Allen & Carl Robertson
  • In-Ring Segment: The Danger Zone
  • Tom Zenk vs. Terry Taylor

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 2.16.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week there’s a rematch from Dixie DynamiteBig Josh makes his surprise debut, the future Johnny B. Badd is here with a horrible mispelling of his real name, and I fall in love with a tag team that just isn’t meant to be. Oh and El Gigante wants the belt.

The Lineup

  • Tommy Rich vs. Jack Victory
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Ron Cumberlidge & Bill Baker
  • Segment: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • Dan Spivey vs. Chris Hann
  • Ringside Interview: Dan Spivey
  • Sid Vicious & Stan Hansen vs. Scotty Allen & Jeff Anderson
  • COTC Rematch: Tom Zenk vs. Bobby Eaton
  • Barry Windham vs. Ricky Nelson
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. The State Patrol
  • Ringside Interview: Sting & Lex Luger
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Rip Rogers
  • Ringside Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Brian Pillman vs. Randy Starr
  • Doom vs. Marc Mero & Gregg Sawyer

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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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