[TV Rundown] ‘Main Event’ 06.30.1991 – Austin vs. Z-Man, Six Man Tag Team Title Change

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

“Stunning” Steve Austin makes his first defense of the TV Title this week on Main Event against former champion The Z-Man. Also on the show Ric Flair enters THE DANGER ZONE and we finally see how The Fabulous Freebirds won the World SIx Man Tag Team Championship we all forgot existed until they showed up last week wearing the belts (that also didn’t exist until last week).

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)

LINEUP

  • PN News vs. Carl Nelson
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Larry Santo
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Ric Flair
  • The Diamond Studd vs. Keith Hart
  • THE DESPERADOS: PART 4
  • Tommy Rich & The Junkyard Dog [c] vs. The Fabulous Freebirds for the WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (NR)
  • Steve Austin [c] vs. Tom Zenk for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (*3/4)

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[TV Rundown] ‘Pro’ 06.29.1991 – Yellow Dog in Action, Larry Z’s Legends with the New TV Champ

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

This week on Pro we’ve got the in-ring debut of newcomer and totally new wrestler The Yellow Dog, plus a new Desperados vignette, The Hardliners continuing their obsession with injuring arms, and some really fun remote segments as Schiavone and Zbyszko report from the UIC Pavilion during the latter’s scheduled match.

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)

LINEUP

  • The Diamond Studd vs. Kenny Kendall
  • KNOCKSVILLE USA CLIP: The Hardliners attack The Steiner Brothers
  • The Hardliners vs. Tommy Angel & Terry Bronson
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Keith Hart
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Mike Jackson & Tim Parker
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko, Steve Austin, & Lady Blossom
  • PN News vs. Joe Cazana
  • Lex Luger vs. Tony Mello
  • VIGNETTE: The Desperados Part 4
  • The Yellow Dog vs. Rip Rogers

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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’ 06.15.1991 – 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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[Event Recap] ‘Clash of the Champions XV: Knocksville U.S.A.” – Flair vs. Eaton, Luger vs. Muta, New York Foundation Member Revealed

DATE: June 12, 1991
VENUE: Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, TN)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone

Clash of the Champions XV: Knocksville USA features a gangbuster of a main event as Ric Flair defends the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Bobby Eaton in a 2 out of 3 Falls match. Also on the show Lex Luger takes on The Great Muta in a #1 Contender’s Match, Sting looks for revenge against Nikita Koloff, 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

  • Tom Zenk & The Young Pistols vs. Badstreet & The Fabulous Freebirds (**1/2)
  • Johnny Rich vs. Oz (SQUASH)
  • Big Josh vs. Dan Spivey (**)
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Jason Hervey
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Terrence Taylor (**)
  • Sting vs. Nikita Koloff (**3/4)
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: PN News w/ Pepa & DJ Spinderella
  • LOSER LEAVES WCW: Brain Pillman & El Gigante vs. Arn Anderson & Barry Windham (***)
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH REPORT w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • The Steiner Brothers [c] vs. Hiroshi Hase & Masahiro Chono for the IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (****)
  • Tommy Rich vs. The Diamond Studd (SQUASH)
  • RINGSIDE SEGMENT: The Sting Lookalike Contest Winner
  • #1 CONTENDER’S MATCH: Lex Luger vs. The Great Muta (**1/4)
  • Steve Austin vs. Joey Maggs (SQUASH)
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: New York Foundation Member Revealed (Again)
  • 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS: Ric Flair [c] vs. Bobby Eaton for the WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)

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[PPV Recap] ‘SuperBrawl’ – Flair vs. Fujinami, Steiners vs. Sting & Lex Luger, Welcome to Oz!

DATE: May 19, 1991
VENUE: Bayfront Arena (St. Petersburg, FL)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes

The first annual SuperBrawl features the end to the controversy as Ric Flair takes on Tatsumi Fujinami to decide who the real World Champion is (even though WCW has already said who it was many times over). Also on the show we get an absolute classic of a tag team match, two regular debuts and one absolutely insane debut, and Bobby Eaton gets his big shot at singles stardom.

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, & Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • The Young Pistols vs. The Fabulous Freebirds for the vacant WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**)
  • Ricky Morton vs. Dan Spivey (*1/2)
  • DEBUT PROMO: Johnny B. Badd & Teddy Long
  • Tommy Rich vs. Nikita Koloff (*3/4)
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Terrence Taylor (**1/4)
  • Big Josh vs. Black Bart (*1/2)
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Stan Hansen
  • Oz vs. Tim Parker (SQUASH)
  • TAPED FIST MATCH: Brian Pillman vs. Barry Windham (**3/4)
  • DIAMOND MINE w/ Diamond Dallas Page & The Diamond Studd
  • STRETCHER MATCH: El Gigante vs. Sid Vicious (DUD)
  • THUNDERDOOM CAGE MATCH: Ron Simmons vs. Butch Reed (**3/4)
  • The Steiner Brothers [c] vs. Sting & Lex Luger for the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (****1/2)
  • Arn Anderson [c] vs. Bobby Eaton for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (**3/4)
  • Ric Flair [c] vs. Tatsumi Fujinami for the WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (***)

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[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 5.18.91 – SuperBrawl Hype, Squash Matches

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

It’s the final TV show before tomorrow night’s SuperBrawl? Does WCW go for the hard sell? Eh not really but you get the idea there’s a PPV tomorrow. No actual showcases matches though, unfortunately.

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, & Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • SPLIT SCREEN PROMO: Brian Pillman & Barry Windham
  • RANDOM RINGSIDE WORDS: El Gigante
  • Big Josh vs. Ned Brady
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Lex Luger
  • VIDEO: Oz debuts at SuperBrawl
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Arn Anderson
  • The Young Pistols vs. Mike Thor & Joe Cruz
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Rick Ryder
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • P.N. News vs. Tony Mella
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Ric Flair
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Tim Parker & Tommy Angel
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Missy Hyatt w/ The Fabulous Freebirds, Diamond Dallas Page, & Big Daddy Dink
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Randy Barber
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ The York Foundation & Dustin Rhodes
  • Ron Simmons vs. Unnamed Opponent

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[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide’ 5.18.91 – Sting & Luger in Action, Gigante & Simmons Brawl with Gang & Sullivan

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

This week on Worldwide Sting & Lex Luger prepare for their big tag team match by…wrestling in singles matches. Right on. Also on the show a big ol’ brawl breaks out between El Gigante, Ron Simmons, One Man Gang, and Kevin Sullivan. No Angel of Death this time though. Where’d he go?

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, & Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • Sting vs. Randy Barber
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Nikita Koloff
  • Lex Luger vs. Doug Gilbert
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Ric Flair
  • The Young Pistols vs. Lou Fabiano & Hacksaw Higgins
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Brian Pillman vs. Doug Vines
  • One Man Gang vs. Kevin Diamond
  • POST-MATCH BRAWL: El Gigante, Ron Simmons, One Man Gang, Kevin Sullivan, & Teddy Long
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Rick Hardrock & Kip Abee
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Ned Brady & Jim Boss

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[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 5.4.91 – Sid Attacks Gigante, Ron Simmons Teams with…Big Van Vader?!?

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s World Championship Wrestling loses an hour thanks to the MLB but what the show lacks in wrestling quality it makes up for with a friggin’ Ron Simmons/Big Van Vader tag team and the beginning of the OZ HYPE TRAIN. GET ON BOARD Y’ALL.

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 CAHMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Joey Maggs & Jamie McKinnon
  • MUSIC VIDEO: A look at The Steiner Brothers and Sting & Lex Luger
  • One Man Gang vs. Tommy Angel
  • VIDEO: Oz will debut at SuperBrawl
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • The Young Pistols vs. Rob Morgan & Mark Merro
  • PROMO: Alexandra York & Mr. Hughes
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Keith Hart
  • PRE-RECORDED INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Nikita Koloff at the Meadowlands
  • El Gigante vs. Chuck Coats
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Missy Hyatt & Paul E. Dangerously w/ Ric Flair
  • Ron Simmons & Big Van Vader vs. Snake Watson & Lt. James Earl Wright

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[TV Rundown] ‘Pro’ 5.4.91 – Pillman vs. Anderson, Steiners/Sting & Luger Music Video

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

This week’s WCW Pro features a whole lot of squashes and a special return match between Brian Pillman 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: “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CAHMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • El Gigante vs. Joe Cruz
  • MUSIC VIDEO: The Steiner Brothers vs. Sting & Lex Luger
  • Big Van Vader vs. Rick Hardrock
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Bill Alfonso, Referee of Record
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Tim Parker & Terry Bronson
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Terrence Taylor vs. Greg Sawyer
  • Larry Z’s Legends w/ Larry Zbyszko & Ric Flair
  • Ron Simmons vs. Mike Samples
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Tommy Angel
  • Brian Pillman vs. Arn Anderson (NR)

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