[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide Wrestling’ 07.06.1991 – Squashes Galore, Solie Announces Departure

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schaivone & Gordon Solie

A host of folks are in action this week on Worldwide, including Steve Austin, Big Josh, and The Hardliners. Also on the show we get an announcement about the future of Solie’s broadcasting stint on the show and ABSOLUTELY NO MENTION OF RIC FLAIR VACATING THE WORLD TITLE. 

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Vacant
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Stunning” Steve Austin
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes, Jimmy “Jam” Garvin, & Badstreet)

LINEUP

  • Steve Austin vs. Ian Weston
  • PN News vs. Tommy Starr (Power Hour – 07.06.1991)
  • GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Big Josh vs. Tim Frye
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Tony Schiavone w/ The Z-Man
  • The York Foundation vs. Johnny Rich & Tommy Angel
  • VIDEO: A look at “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Johnny Meadows
  • Barry Windham vs. Kerry Booth
  • The Hardliners vs. Rob Morgan & Scotty Meadows
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Tony Schiavone w/ The Yellow Dog

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[TV Rundown] ‘Pro Chicago’ 07.06.1991 – MAJOR WCW SHAKE-UP, Also Squash Matches I Guess

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko

This week’s Pro features Steve Austin, The Diamond Studd, and others in action plus a Larry Z’s Legends with Johnny B. Badd and oh yeah AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT RIC FLAIR IS GONE FROM WCW AND THE WORLD TITLE HAS BEEN VACATED. Maybe I should’ve led with that.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Vacant
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Stunning” Steve Austin
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes, Jimmy “Jam” Garvin, & Badstreet)

LINEUP

  • Steve Austin vs. Kerry Booth
  • WCW SPECIAL BULLETIN: RIC FLAIR NO LONGER WITH WCW; WORLD TITLE VACATED
  • The York Foundation vs. Larry Santo, Jim Boss, & Greg Sawyer
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • The Hardliners vs. Pat Rose & Eddie Desmond
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • One Man Gang vs. John Peterson
  • VIDEO: A special look at Lex Luger
  • Big Josh & Tom Zenk vs. Mark Kyle & Tim Frye
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko, Johnny B. Badd, & Theodore R. Long
  • The Diamond Studd vs. Scotty Williams
  • INTERVIEW: Schiavone w/ Missy Hyatt
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Allen Martin (?)

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[TV Rundown] ‘Main Event’ 06.23.1991 – Rhodes/Josh vs. Freebirds

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

This week’s Main Event is mostly a 6.22.91 Pro reskin save for the featured match where The Fabulous Freebirds defend the United States Tag Team Championship against Dustin Rhodes & Big Josh

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes, Jimmy “Jam” Garvin, & Badstreet)

LINEUP

  • Bobby Eaton vs. Hacksaw Higgins (Pro – 6.22.91)
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Lex Luger vs. Carl Nelson (Pro – 6.22.91)
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Nikita Koloff
  • Black Blood vs. Johnny Meadows (Pro – 6.22.91)
  • VIDEO: The Desperados Part 3
  • The Fabulous Freebirds [c] vs. Dustin Rhodes & Big Josh for the WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (*1/2)

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[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 06.22.1991 – Steiner vs. Slater, DDP & TDS Want Some Z-Man

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s World Championship Wrestling features Rick Steiner taking on Dick Slater, a surprisingly competitive match between Steve Austin and Sam Houston, and the beginnings of a feud that’s very much my sh*t as Diamond Dallas Page & The Diamond Studd make an enemy of the returning Z-Man.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes, Jimmy “Jam” Garvin, & Badstreet)

LINEUP

  • Sam Houston vs. Steve Austin (**)
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Mr. Hughes vs. Joey Maggs
  • IN-RING INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ The Z-Man
  • Sting vs. Bob Cook
  • VIGNETTE: The Desperados Part 3
  • Rick Steiner vs. Dick Slater (**1/4)
  • El Gigante vs. J.D. Wolf

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[TV Rundown] ‘Pro’ 06.08.1991 – Eight Man Tag, Big Ol’ Brawls, White Sox Sass

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko

We’ve got us a star-studded eight man tag this week on Pro as Sting teams with El Gigante, Brian Pillman, & Tommy Rich to take on Ric Flair, Nikita Koloff, Barry Windham, and One Man Gang. Also on the show Bobby Eaton and Rip Rogers have a surprisingly spirited squash match, Zbyszko visibly annoys White Sox GM Jerry Reinsdorf, 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: “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • PN News vs. Tim Frye
  • Stan Hansen vs. Joey Maggs
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko & Stan Hansen
  • Big Josh vs. Greg Sawyer
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • VIDEO: The Desperados
  • Dan Spivey & Angel of Death vs. Keith Hart & Larry Santo
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Rip Rogers (**1/2)
  • CLIPS: Mascots vs. Barry Windham
  • Brian Pillman, Tommy Rich, El Gigante, & ??? vs. One Man Gang, Barry Windham, Ric Flair, & Nikita Koloff (NR)
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Bob Cook

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[TV Rundown] ‘Power Hour’ 06.08.1991 – Two Weeks Ago Pro

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

And we’re back to reusing old footage this week on Power Hour, this time the 5.25.91 episode of Pro getting the new commentary/story framing treatment.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • One Man Gang & Angel of Death vs. Phillip Parrish & Larry Santo (Pro – 5.25.91)
  • Ron Simmons & Junkyard Dog vs. Jeff Sword & Jim Corbett (Pro – 5.25.91)
  • CLIP: Great Muta vs. Eddie Gilbert (Power Hour – 10.20.89)
  • CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS REPORT w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Brian Pillman & El Gigante vs. The State Patrol (Pro – 5.25.91)
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko & Sting (Pro – 5.25.91)
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Scott Allen (Pro – 5.25.91)
  • Bobby Eaton & Big Josh vs. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson (Pro – 5.25.91)

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[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 06.01.1991 – Lotsa Debuts, Big Josh & Terrence Taylor Stink the Joint Out

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

World Championship Wrestling is back to two hours this week, bringing the in-ring debuts of“Stunning” Steve Austin, Johnny B. Badd, and Black Blood as well as the most boring match I have watched since starting this project.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • Mr. Hughes vs. Phillip Parrish
  • Barry Windham vs. Tim McGuire
  • CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS REPORT w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • PN News vs. Al Steele
  • GREEN SCREEN INTERVIEW: Missy Hyatt w/ The York Foundation
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Kip Abee
  • POST-MATCH INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Johnny B. Badd & Teddy Long
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Jeff Stone
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Rick Hardrock
  • VIGNETTE: The Desperados are coming
  • Diamond Studd vs. Ricky Nelson
  • Steve Austin vs. Chuck Coats
  • THE BULL DROP INN w/ Dustin Rhodes, Jason Hervey, One Man Gang, & Kevin Sullivan
  • Big Josh vs. Terrence Taylor (DUD)
  • Black Blood vs. Tommy Angel
  • Lex Luger vs. Jack Dillon
  • Sting vs. Ringlord #1

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[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide’ 06.01.1991 – Captain’s Match, The Desperados Are Coming, Ricky Morton Ain’t Subtle

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

A Captain’s Match headlines this week’s Worldwide as Steve Armstrong of The Young Pistols takes on Michael Hayes of The Fabulous Freebirds. Also on the show Stan Hansen & Dan Spivey try to murder two of WCW’s best jobbers, Ricky Morton continues his very obvious heel turn, 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: “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • SUPERBRAWL CLIP: Sting & Nikita Koloff brawl
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Barry Windham
  • N. News vs. Rip Rogers
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Nikita Koloff
  • Sting vs. Mike Samples
  • Ricky Morton vs. Doug Vines
  • Stan Hansen & Dan Spivey vs. Joey Maggs & Tim Parker
  • COMING SOON: The Desperados
  • El Gigante vs. Bob Cook
  • Big Josh vs. Paul Lee
  • CAPTAIN’S MATCH: Steve Armstrong vs. Michael Hayes (**)

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[TV Rundown] ‘Main Event’ 05.26.1991 – Eaton vs. Taylor, PN News in The Danger Zone

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

Newly-crowned TV Champion Bobby Eaton is in action this week on Main Event, taking on longtime rival Terrence Taylor. The Danger Zone returns as well as Paul E. Dangerously tries to get PN News to talk instead of rap. It does not go well.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • Dan Spivey & The Angel of Death vs. Rick Hardrock & Kevin Diamond
  • OMNI HYPE: Flair vs. Pillman
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & PN News
  • Big Josh vs. Ned Brady
  • One Man Gang vs. Kip Abee
  • PN News vs. Chuck Coats
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Randy Starr
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Terrence Taylor (**)

 

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[TV Rundown] ‘Pro’ 5.25.91 – Sting & Koloff Brawl, Eaton/Josh vs. Flair/Anderson

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko

This week on Pro tempers flare between Sting and Nikita Koloff and Bobby Eaton teams with Big Josh to take on Ric Flair and Arn Anderson.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • Ron Simmons & Junkyard Dog vs. Jeff Sword & Jim Corbett
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko & Sting
  • Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Morton vs. Mark Kyle & Tom Burk(e)
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Scott Allen
  • One Man Gang & Angel of Death vs. Phillip Parrish & Larry Santo
  • Brian Pillman & El Gigante vs. The State Patrol
  • Bobby Eaton & Big Josh vs. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson (***1/4)
  • Butch Reed vs. Dave Taylor (not that one)

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