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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] 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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[PPV Review] WCW/NJPW Japan Supershow I – Flair/Fujinami, Sting/Muta

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.

CHAMPION ROLL-CALL

  • 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

THE LINEUP

  • 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 (***)

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[TV Review] Worldwide – 3.9.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

The World Heavyweight Champion is in action this week as Ric Flair takes on Tim Horner. Also on the show Alexandra York christens Terry Taylor with a new name, Brad Armstrong tries his luck with Barry Windham, and WCW continues doing a great job of hyping a non-televised house show that people outside of Georgia can’t actually watch.

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 & El Gigante vs. The State Patrol
  • PROMO: Dustin Rhodes
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Ric Flair
  • Dan Spivey vs. Tim Parker
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Ron Simmons
  • The Young Pistols vs. Jim Boss & Pat Rose
  • PROMO: Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog
  • PROMO: Terrance Taylor, Alexandra York, & Mr. Hughes
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Terrance Taylor
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Big Josh & Tommy Rich
  • Brad Armstrong vs. Barry Windham
  • CLIP: Nikita Koloff attacks Lex Luger (WrestleWar ’91)
  • VIDEO: Nikita Koloff works out
  • PROMO: Lex Luger
  • Tim Horner vs. Ric Flair

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 3.2.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

World Championship Wrestling this week features championship action, as The Fabulous Freebirds defend the Tag Team Titles against The Lightning Express. A whole lot of other folks are in action as well, and Magnum Force technically main events WCW’s flagship show so I’d call this a win overall! Helluva return after a two-year hiatus that was totally on purpose and not because I lost my external hard drive and was too lazy to look for it.

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. Brian Carr & Snake Watson
  • Ranger Ross vs. Buddy Landell
  • INTERVIEW: Brian Pillman
  • Sid Vicious vs. Marc Mero
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • The Fabulous Freebirds [c] vs. The Lightning Express for the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Ron Simmons
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Ricky Nelson
  • Big Josh & Tommy Rich vs. The State Patrol
  • VIDEO: Nikita Koloff Trains
  • Lex Luger vs. Doug Vines
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Lex Luger
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Joe Bruce & John Peterson
  • RINGSIDE SEGMENT: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Sid Vicious
  • Dan Spivey vs. Larry Santo
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Jeff Sword
  • Sting & El Gigante vs. Magnum Force

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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] World Championship Wrestling – 2.9.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Bob Caudle

Dusty Rhodes lets everyone know his plans now that he’s returned to WCW, El Gigante is in action, and Bob Holly makes a pre-WWF appearance to put The Fabulous Freebirds over. Okay there wasn’t a ton of interesting stuff here, but what are you gonna do?

The Lineup

  • Lex Luger vs. Jim Corbett
  • Ringside Interview: Lex Luger
  • Doom vs. Tommy Angel & Harry Bronson
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Cruel Connection & Italian Stallion
  • Tom Zenk vs. Chuck Coates
  • Ringside Interview: Ric Flair
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Dave Johnson & Bob Holly
  • Segment: Gordon Solie & Dusty Rhodes at the Omni
  • Tommy Rich vs. Mark Kyle
  • Ringside Interview: Terry Taylor
  • Ricky Morton vs. Bill Ford
  • El Gigante vs. Joe Cazana [Ric Flair on Commentary]
  • The Master Blaster vs. David Isley
  • Allen Iron Eagle & The Lightning Express vs. Arn Anderson, Barry Windham, & Sid Vicious

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[TV Review] Pro – 2.9.91

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Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

Pro this week focuses on the Ric Flair/El Gigante feud as Gigante guests on Sullivan’s Saloon and later confronts the man himself inside the squared circle. Also on the show Sting is in action taking on the other Nature Boy (wait no not that one either, the other other one) and Sid Vicious puts another jobber on a stretcher.

The Lineup

  • Ron Simmons vs. Rick Cannon
  • Sid Vicious vs. ???
  • Segment: Sullivan’s Saloon
  • The Junkyard Dog vs. Tom Burke
  • Tom Zenk (c) vs. Arn Anderson for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (Worldwide – 2.2.91)
  • Sting vs. Buddy Landell
  • Ringside Interview: David Sierra, El Gigante’s interpreter
  • Terry Taylor & The Lightning Express vs. Rip Rogers, Kevin Nash, & Pat Rose

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