Show Date: March 21, 1991
Airdate: April 7, 1991
Venue: Tokyo Dome (Tokyo, Japan)
Commentators: Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone
After weeks of hearing about it in vague terms, now it’s time to see this
Japan Supershow for myself. WCW held the event in conjunction with New Japan Pro Wrestling in March, but WCW waited until April to present it to American audiences. Sadly a lot of the matches are clipped and some didn’t even make the PPV. Oh well. Hopefully it’ll still be a fun watch. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a real big show to sink my teeth into, so I’m hungry for it.
NOTE: due to the clipped nature of this event, the ratings presented for most of these matches should be taken with an even bigger grain of salt than usual.
WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Tatsumi Fujinami
IWGP JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Jushin “Thunder” Liger
WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki
Brian Pillman, Tom Zenk, & Tim Horner vs. Takayuki Iizuka, Kuniaki Kobayashi, & Shiro Koshinaka
(***) Jushin Liger [c] vs. Akira Nogami for the IWGP JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
(***) Masahiro Chono & Masa Saito vs. Arn Anderson & Barry Windham
(***1/2) El Gigante vs. The Big Cat
(NR) The Steiner Brothers [WCW] vs. Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki [IWGP] for the WCW and IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
(****) Sting vs. The Great Muta
(***1/2) Ric Flair [WCW] vs. Tatsumi Fujinami [IWGP] for the NWA AND IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS
PPVs, PPVs - 1991 and tagged Akira Nogami, Arn Anderson, Arn Anderson & Barry Windham, Barry Windham, Big Cat, Brian Pillman, El Gigante, Great Muta, Hiroshi Hase, Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki, Japan Supershow, Jim Ross, Jushin Liger, Kensuke Sasaki, Kuniaki Kobayashi, Masa Saito, Masahiro Chono, Masahiro Chono & Masa Saito, Ric Flair, Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, Shiro Koshinaka, Steiner Brothers, Sting, Takayuki Iizuka, Tatsumi Fujinami, Tim Horner, Tom Zenk, Tony Schiavone, WCW 1991, WCW PPV 1991 on .
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Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko
Ric Flair/El Gigante feud continues, Dustin Rhodes makes his WCW in-ring debut, and Sid Vicious destroys a jobber with a very 80s teen movie villain name. Fun episode of Pro is what I’m saying.
Sting & Lex Luger vs. Magnum Force
Tom Zenk vs. Lt. James Earl Wright
Footage: Riki Choshu [c] vs. Tatsumi Fujinami for IWGP Championship (Tokyo, Japan)
The Royal Family vs. Dave Johnson & John Peterson
Sid Vicious vs. Thad Clark
In-Ring Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
Dustin Rhodes vs. Joe Cruz
El Gigante vs. Barry Windham
WCW Pro - 1991 and tagged Arn Anderson, Barry Windham, Butch Reed, Danger Zone, Dave Johnson, Dave Johnson & John Peterson, Doom, Dustin Rhodes, El Gigante, Jack Victory, Joe Cruz, John Peterson, Larry Zbyszko, Lex Luger, Lt. James Earl Wright, Magnum Force, Magnum Force Rick, Magnum Force Speedy, Paul E. Dangerously, Ric Flair, Riki Choshu, Rip Morgan, Ron Simmons, Royal Family, Sid Vicious, Sting, Sting & Lex Luger, Tatsumi Fujinami, Thad Clark, Tom Zenk, Tony Schiavone, WCW 1991, WCW TV 1991 on .
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