[TV Rundown] ‘POWER HOUR’ 07.27.1991 – Old Matches, I Wish I Could See These Omni Shows

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s Power Hour features rehashed footage from two weeks ago, plus some talk about a big August 25th Omni show we’ll never get to see and some…poor phrasing from Paul E. Dangerously in regards to Mr. Hughes. Yeesh.

CHAMPIONS

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

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[TV Rundown] ‘WORLDWIDE WRESTLING’ 07.20.1991 – Bounty Six-Man Tag

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Magnum T.A.

The Yellow Dog fights to keep his mask another day in the main event this week on Worldwide Wrestling, teaming with Dustin Rhodes and Bobby Eaton to take on Barry Windham, Arn Anderson, and The Diamond Studd.

CHAMPIONS

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

LINEUP

  • Steve Austin vs. Kip Abee
  • GAB CLIP: Lex Luger vs. Barry Windham; post-match locker room promo from Luger
  • El Gigante vs. Carl Nelson
  • Ron Simmons vs. Bob Cook
  • VIDEO: Grizzly Smith Makes an Announcement
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Joey Maggs
  • BOUNTY FOR THE MASK: The Yellow Dog, Bobby Eaton, & Dustin Rhodes vs. Barry Windham, Arn Anderson, & The Diamond Studd (***)

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[PPV Recap] ‘THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1991’ – A Baffling Display of Nonsense

DATE: July 14, 1991
VENUE: Baltimore Arena (Baltimore, MD)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone

The Great American Bash ‘91 features the crowning of a new World Heavyweight Champion as Lex Luger meets Barry Windham inside a Steel Cage to decide who will stand atop the mountain. Also on the show Sting takes on Nikita Koloff in a Russian Chain Match, Rick Steiner & Missy Hyatt are SCHEDULED to face Arn Anderson & Paul E. Dangerously, and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express COLLIDE as Robert Gibson faces former best friend Richard Morton.

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

  • SCAFFOLD MATCH: PN News & Bobby Eaton vs. Steve Austin & Terrence Taylor (DUD)
  • Tom Zenk vs. Diamond Studd (*3/4)
  • Ron Simmons vs. Oz (1/4*)
  • Robert Gibson vs. Richard Morton (*3/4)
  • ELIMINATION MATCH: Dustin Rhodes & The Young Pistols vs. Badstreet & The Fabulous Freebirds (*3/4)
  • BOUNTY FOR THE MASK: The Yellow Dog vs. Johnny B. Badd (**)
  • LUMBERJACK MATCH: Big Josh vs. Black Blood (**1/4)
  • El Gigante vs. One Man Gang (1/4*)
  • RUSSIAN CHAIN MATCH: Sting vs. Nikita Koloff (*1/2)
  • STEEL CAGE MATCH: Lex Luger vs. Barry Windham for the vacant WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
  • STEEL CAGE MATCH: Rick Steiner vs. Arn Anderson & Paul E. Dangerously (NR)

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[TV Rundown] ‘WORLDWIDE WRESTLING’ 07.13.1991 – Diamond Studd, PN News, Hardliners in Action

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Magnum T.A.

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

  • Diamond Studd vs. Rick Ryder
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • PN News vs. John Peterson
  • Magnum T.A. Interviews The Diamond Studd & Diamond Dallas Page
  • Steve Austin vs. Keno McKenzie
  • COMMENTS: El Gigante
  • Mr. Hughes vs. Scott Allen
  • The Hardliners vs. Sonny Trout & Chris Sullivan

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[TV Rundown] ‘WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING’ 07.06.1991 – Two Big Jim Herd Announcements, The Patriots Sorta Debut

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

World Championship Wrestling features not one but TWO big announcements from EVP Jim Herd regarding the Great American Bash next week and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, plus a whole lot of folks squashing other folks. Also Firebreaker Chip warns us against the danger of matches.

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

  • Sting vs. Keith Steinborn
  • WCW TOP TEN
  • The Hardliners vs. Joey Maggs & Dave Johnson
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Steve Austin vs. Johnny Rich
  • DEBUT PROMO: The Patriots
  • Lex Luger vs. Jeff Stone
  • Dustin Rhodes & Robert Gibson vs. Black Bart & Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
  • Terrence Taylor vs. Johnny Meadows
  • JIM HERD’S BIG ANNOUNCEMENT PART 1
  • Tom Zenk vs. Joe Cazana
  • PN News vs. Tim Frye
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Chad Floyd
  • One Man Gang vs. Danny Hornaday
  • Rick Steiner vs. Brian Jernigan (sp?)
  • JIM HERD’S BIG ANNOUNCEMENT PART 2
  • Diamond Studd vs. The Blaze/Blue Blazer
  • Barry Windham vs. Jackie Fulton
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Barry Windham

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[TV Rundown] ‘Power Hour’ 06.29.1991 – Old Pro, New GAB Match Announcements

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Power Hour nabs footage from two episode of Pro plus we get some match announcements for Great American Bash and an injury update on Scott Steiner. Also apparently there’s a new TV Champion?

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • 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)

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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] ‘Pro’ 06.22.1991 – Hardliners Debut, Eaton Gets a Smooch

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

No feature matches this week on Pro, but we do get the in-ring debut of The Hardliners as well as squash wins for Black Blood and Lex Luger. Bobby Eaton is also in action and gets some action courtesy of a mysterious blonde woman after his match. A mysterious blonde woman we have already seen at the side of a certain Stunning newcomer.

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

  • Mr. Hughes vs. Rob Morgan (Main Event – 06.16.1991)
  • The Diamond Studd vs. Ian Weston (Main Event – 6.16.1991)
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Black Blood vs. Johnny Meadows
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • Lex Luger vs. Carl Nelson
  • VIGNETTE: The Desperados Learn to Shoot
  • The Hardliners vs. Larry Santo & Scott Sandlin
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Gene Spurlock
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Hacksaw Higgins

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[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 06.15.1991 – Knocksville USA Clip Show, Six Man Tag Team Action

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

This week’s World Championship Wrestling is more of a clip show as Ross breaks down the happenings from last Wednesday’s Knocksville USA. We do get a couple of original matches though, including The Fabulous Freebirds making their first appearance as Six Man Tag Team Champs…despite not having won them yet. 

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: Badstreet & The Fabulous Freebirds

LINEUP

  • COTC CLIP: Lex Luger vs. Great Muta
  • Tom Zenk vs. Randy Barber
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • COTC CLIP: Sting vs. Nikita Koloff
  • POST-MATCH COMMENTS: Sting
  • COTC CLIP: Dangerously & Hervey
  • COTC CLIP: Gigante/Pillman vs. Anderson/Windham
  • COTC CLIP: Steiners vs. Chono & Hase; Hardliners post-match attack
  • PROMO: The Hardliners
  • COTC CLIP: Lex Luger vs. The Great Muta
  • COTC CLIP: Ric Flair vs. Bobby Eaton
  • POST-MATCH COMMENTS: Lex Luger
  • POST-MATCH COMMENTS: Ric Flair
  • COTC CLIP: Nikita Koloff attacks Sting
  • Dustin Rhodes & The Young Pistols vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (*3/4)

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[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide’ 06.15.1991 – Squashes, Desperados, Bash Mains That Will Never Happen

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

This week on Worldwide we’ve got Dan Spivey, PN News, Ric Flair, and others in action plus Brian Pillman buys a ringside ticket right at belltime because WCW has accepted their status.

 

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

  • Barry Windham vs. Greg Sawyer
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Chuck Coats & Jim Boss
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • PN News vs. Hacksaw Higgins
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Tim Frye
  • LAST WEEK ON PRO: 8 Man Tag Team Match Turns into Chaos
  • VIGNETTE: The Desperados are on a mission
  • Dan Spivey vs. Jamie McKinnon
  • Ric Flair vs. Johnny Meadows

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