Teddy Long

[TV Review] Power Hour – 4.6.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

April kicks off with a Power Hour chock full of recycled footage from two different episodes of Pro. Gotta love it.

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

  • Dan Spivey vs. Larry Santo (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • Sid Vicious vs. Carl Robertson (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Brian Carr & Lou Fabiano (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • Ron Simmons vs. Mike Thor (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling News Network w/ Gordon Solie
  • Bobby Eaton & Tom Zenk vs. Terrance Taylor & Buddy Landell (Pro – 3.23.91)
  • The Young Pistols vs. The State Patrol (Pro – 3.16.91)

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 3.30.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week on World Championship Wrestling the Television Title is on the line as Arn Anderson defends against “Wildfire” Tommy Rich. Sting, Sid Vicious, and The Steiner Brothers are also in action and after weeks of jaw jacking back and forth Lex Luger and Nikita Koloff finally come to blows.

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

  • Terrance Taylor & Larry Zbyszko vs. Chuck Coates & Scott Sandlin
  • Big Josh vs. Bill Ford
  • SEGMENT: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Nikita Koloff
  • Sting vs. Hacksaw Higgins
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Sting
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. John Faulkner & Carl Robertson
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Doug Vines
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • Brian Pillman vs. Joe Cruz
  • INTERVIEW: Brian Pillman
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Jeff Stone & Brian Carr
  • Sid Vicious vs. T.C. Carter
  • PRE-RECORDED INTERVIEW: Barry Windham
  • Arn Anderson [c] vs. Tommy Rich for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • SEGMENT: Lex Luger/Nikita Koloff brawl
  • One Man Gang vs. Ricky Nelson
  • El Gigante vs. Rip Rogers

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 3.23.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week on World Championship Wrestling we’ve got a big tag team match as Big Josh and Tommy Rich (and Ricky Morton?!?) take on World Champ Ric Flair and Barry Windham. Also on the show Owen Hart makes his second appearance, The One Man Gang makes a statement against Ranger Ross, and Dustin Rhodes shows us how NOT to turn down a job offer.

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

  • Big Josh & Tommy Rich vs. Ric Flair & Barry Windham (**1/4)
  • Sting vs. Lou Fabiano
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Sting
  • Dustin Rhodes & The Young Pistols vs. Dutch Mantell & The State Patrol (DUD)
  • The Junkyard Dog vs. Jim Boss
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: The Junkyard Dog
  • CLIP: Bobby Eaton vs. Terrance Taylor (WCW – 3.16.91)
  • Tom Zenk vs. Mike Thor
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • Owen Hart vs. Joe Cazana
  • PROMO: Nikita Koloff (from his “Dungeon”)
  • Lex Luger vs. Terry Bronson
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Lex Luger
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Larry Santo & Greg Sawyer
  • Terrance Taylor vs. Joey Maggs (**)
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: The York Foundation
  • RINGSIDE SEGMENT: The Danger Zone w/ Theodore R. Long, Kevin Sullivan, & The One Man Gang
  • Ranger Ross vs. The One Man Gang (*)
  • Sid Vicious vs. Mike DeBacco

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[TV Review] Worldwide – 3.23.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

This week on Worldwide Tommy Rich pulls double duty in two tag team matches, El Gigante wants something that I couldn’t quite make out (the belt, maybe?), and Ron Simmons wrecks two different fools who try to step to him.

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: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

The Lineup

  • CLIP: Flair attacks Gigante (Worldwide – 3.16.91)
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Joey Maggs
  • PROMO: The York Foundation (Terrance Taylor, Mr. Hughes, & Alexandra York)
  • CLIP: Nikita Koloff’s Dungeon
  • Lex Luger vs. Snake Watson
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Lex Luger
  • Big Josh & Tommy Rich vs. The State Patrol
  • PROMO: Sid Vicious
  • Terrance Taylor vs. Ricky Nelson
  • PROMO: Sting & El Gigante
  • Ricky Morton vs. Barry Windham
  • Junkyard Dog & Tommy Rich vs. The Fabulous Freebirds
  • Ron Simmons vs. Rip Rogers

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[TV Review] Pro – 3.23.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

This week on Pro Brian Pillman looks for revenge against Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton’s singles match with Terrance Taylor turns into a tag team contest (HOLLA), and Larry Zbyszko does triple duty as commentator, segment host, and wrestler.

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

  • PROMO: Ron Simmons
  • Big Josh & Tommy Rich vs. Mike Samples & Keith Hart
  • PROMO: Buddy Landell
  • PROMO: Ric Flair
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Greg Sawyer
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: Larry Z’s Legends w/ Larry Zbyszko & Diamond Dallas Page
  • PROMO: Sid Vicious
  • Barry Windham vs. Tommy Angel
  • Brian Pillman vs. Arn Anderson
  • SEGMENT: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Terrance Taylor
  • Bobby Eaton & Tom Zenk vs. Terrance Taylor & Buddy Landell
  • Larry Zbyszko vs. Thad Clark
  • PROMO: Big Josh & Tommy Rich
  • PROMO: Sting
  • Ron Simmons vs. Rip Rogers

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[TV Review] Pro – 3.16.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

The Young Pistols take on The State Patrol in this week’s “Featured Match” on Pro. Also on the show the feud between Ron Simmons and Butch Reed continues to boil, Brian Pillman gets one over on Sid Vicious, and The Steiner Brothers perform a little manscaping on their opponents. Man, Chicago got the good stuff when it came to syndicated WCW shows, huh?

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

  • Sting vs. Tom Sawyer
  • PROMO: Arn Anderson
  • Ron Simmons vs. Mike Thor
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Brian Carr & Lou Fabiano
  • SEGMENT: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: Larry Z’s Legends w/ Larry Zbyszko, Butch Reed, & Teddy Long
  • The Young Pistols vs. The State Patrol
  • VIDEO: Nikita Koloff attacks Lex Luger (WrestleWar ’91)
  • PROMO: Lex Luger
  • Dan Spivey vs. Larry Santo
  • PROMO: Dustin Rhodes
  • PROMO: Ric Flair
  • Sid Vicious vs. Carl Robertson

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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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[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 – 2.23.91

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Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

All of the recycled footage ever. This show keeps giving me nothing to work with but I’m committed to recapping every TV episode they do so here we are.

The Lineup

  • Ron Simmons vs. Scott Sandlin (Pro – 1.26.91)
  • Sting vs. Buddy Landell (Pro – 2.9.91)
  • Segment: Wrestling News Network w/ Gordon Solie
  • Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich vs. Arn Anderson & Barry Windham (Pro – 2.2.91)
  • Lex Luger vs. John Peterson (Pro – 2.2.91)
  • Sid Vicious vs. Johnny Boyd (Pro – 2.2.91)

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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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