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[TV Review] Pro – 4.13.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

This week on Pro the feud between Bobby Eaton, The Z-Man, & The York Foundation continues, The Royal Family shows up to remind us all they’re still employed, Dustin Rhodes stands up to an amused Stan Hansen, 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

  • Bobby Eaton vs. Terrance Taylor (**)
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Hacksaw Higgins
  • The Lightning Express vs. The Royal Family (**)
  • SEGMENT: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • Ricky Morton & Owen Hart vs. Greg Sawyer & Joey Maggs
  • SEGMENT: SuperBrawl Control Center w/ Gordon Solie
  • Stan Hansen vs. Larry Santo
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Stan Hansen
  • The Young Pistols vs. Chuck Coats & John Faulkner
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS: Larry Zbyszko & Big Josh
  • Sid Vicious vs. Scott Allen

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[TV Review] Worldwide – 4.6.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

The World Heavyweight Champion is in tag team action this week on Worldwide as Ric Flair teams with Barry Windham to take on Ricky Morton Tommy Rich in the featured match. Rick Steiner, The Z-Man, and the goddamn dream team of Sid Vicious & Stan Hansen are also in action.

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

  • Sid Vicious & Stan Hansen vs. David Isley & Keith Hart
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Mike Thor
  • CLIP: Nikita Koloff’s post-attack comments (WrestleWar ’91 – 2.24.91)
  • Rick Steiner vs. John Douglas
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: El Gigante
  • Owen Hart vs. Rip Rogers
  • PROMO: Ric Flair & Barry Windham
  • Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich vs. Ric Flair & Barry Windham (**1/2)
  • PROMO: The York Foundation
  • Tom Zenk vs. Hacksaw Higgins

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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] Pro – 3.30.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

The Z-Man takes on Terrance Taylor in this week’s featured match on Pro. Owen Hart, Lex Luger, and the team of Sting & El Gigante are also in action.

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)
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Reno Riggins & Tim Parker
  • CLIP: Nikita Koloff lifts weights
  • Lex Luger vs. Joey Maggs
  • PROMO: Lex Luger
  • Tom Zenk vs. Terrance Taylor (**)
  • SEGMENT: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • Big Josh & Tommy Rich vs. Lou Fabiano & Pat Rose
  • SEGMENT: Larry Z’s Legends w/ Larry Zbyszko & Sid Vicious
  • Owen Hart vs. Keith Stark
  • CLIP: Vader/Hansen brawl (WrestleWar ’91 – 2.24.91)
  • PROMO: Stan Hansen
  • Dustin Rhodes & The Young Pistols vs. Paul Lee & Magnum Force
  • CLIP: Ron Simmons & Butch Reed brawl (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • PROMO: Ron Simmons
  • Sting & El Gigante vs. Jim Boss & Jeff Sword

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[TV Review] Power Hour – 3.23.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Remember the 2-23-91 edition of Pro? Let this week’s episode of Power Hour remind you.

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

  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Joe Cazana (WCW Pro – 2.23.91)
  • Terrance Taylor vs. Tommy Angel (WCW Pro – 2.23.91)
  • Stan Hansen vs. Jim Boss (WCW Pro – 2.23.91)
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Mark Kyle & Randy Starr (WCW Pro – 2.23.91)
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling News Network w/ Gordon Solie (Eaton/York Foundation feud recap)
  • Tommy Rich vs. Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker (WCW Pro – 2.23.91)
  • The Four Horsemen vs. Ricky Nelson, Joey Maggs, Greg Sawyer, & Keith Hart (WCW Pro – 2.23.91)

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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] World Championship Wrestling – 2.23.91

Commentators: Paul E. Dangerously & Bob Caudle

The Four Horsemen get one over on Brian Pillman heading into War Games tomorrow night, the squash matches on the show go on too long, and Missy Hyatt has to ask El Gigante on a date in order to get an interview out of him. MAKE SURE TO ORDER THE PPV TOMORROW NIGHT EVERYBODY.

The Lineup

  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Mark Kyle
  • Big Josh vs. Joe Cazana
  • Stan Hansen vs. Scott Sandlin
  • The Four Horsemen vs. Larry Santo, David Isley, Tommy Angel, & Scott Summers
  • Ringside Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Jim Boss
  • Tom Zenk vs. Joe Cruz
  • Brian Pillman vs. John Peterson
  • Post-Match: The Horsemen Attack Brian Pillman
  • Terry Taylor vs. Robby Campbell
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Bill Ford & Magnum Force
  • Dan Spivey vs. Carl Robertson
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Keith Hart & Rob Morgan

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[TV Review] Pro – 2.23.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

The Four Horsemen are in action this week to get ready for WrestleWar, Terry Taylor wrestles his first match with Alexandra York by his side, Stan Hansen is here, and The Steiner Brothers continue being the only wrestlers on the roster who seem to enjoy these squash matches.

The Lineup

  • Terry Taylor vs. Tommy Angel
  • Stan Hansen vs. Jim Boss
  • In-Ring Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Joe Cazana
  • Segment: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • Ric Flair, Barry Windham, & Sid Vicious vs. Joey Maggs, Keith Hart, Ricky Nelson, & Greg Sawyer
  • Tommy Rich vs. Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
  • Interview: Tommy Rich & Big Josh
  • Doom vs. Scott Sandlin & Jeff Anderson
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Randy Starr & Mark Kyle

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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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[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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