[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] World Championship Wrestling – 2.23.91

Commentators: Paul E. Dangerously & Bob Caudle

The Four Horsemen get one over on Brian Pillman heading into War Games tomorrow night, the squash matches on the show go on too long, and Missy Hyatt has to ask El Gigante on a date in order to get an interview out of him. MAKE SURE TO ORDER THE PPV TOMORROW NIGHT EVERYBODY.

The Lineup

  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Mark Kyle
  • Big Josh vs. Joe Cazana
  • Stan Hansen vs. Scott Sandlin
  • The Four Horsemen vs. Larry Santo, David Isley, Tommy Angel, & Scott Summers
  • Ringside Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Jim Boss
  • Tom Zenk vs. Joe Cruz
  • Brian Pillman vs. John Peterson
  • Post-Match: The Horsemen Attack Brian Pillman
  • Terry Taylor vs. Robby Campbell
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Bill Ford & Magnum Force
  • Dan Spivey vs. Carl Robertson
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Keith Hart & Rob Morgan

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[TV Review] Pro – 2.23.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

The Four Horsemen are in action this week to get ready for WrestleWar, Terry Taylor wrestles his first match with Alexandra York by his side, Stan Hansen is here, and The Steiner Brothers continue being the only wrestlers on the roster who seem to enjoy these squash matches.

The Lineup

  • Terry Taylor vs. Tommy Angel
  • Stan Hansen vs. Jim Boss
  • In-Ring Segment: The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Joe Cazana
  • Segment: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • Ric Flair, Barry Windham, & Sid Vicious vs. Joey Maggs, Keith Hart, Ricky Nelson, & Greg Sawyer
  • Tommy Rich vs. Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
  • Interview: Tommy Rich & Big Josh
  • Doom vs. Scott Sandlin & Jeff Anderson
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Randy Starr & Mark Kyle

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[TV Review] Main Event – 1.20.91

WCW Main Event

Commentators: Jim Ross & Missy Hyatt

Main Event immediately follows World Championship Wrestling this week so luckily for us we’ll actually get to see the entirety of that 8-man tag between between Sting, Brian Pillman, & The Steiner Brothers and The Four Horsemen. Also on the show The Lightning Express reunites (I didn’t know they were even a team that broke up) to take on The Fabulous Freebirds and Missy Hyatt works out in preparation for her Arm Wrestling match with Paul E. Dangerously at COTC: Dixie Dynamite. There’s only about 40 minutes not including commercials on this episode so let’s see how they pack it all in.

The Lineup

  • Sting, Brian Pillman, & The Steiner Brothers vs. The Four Horsemen
  • The Southern Boys vs. Ed Brock & George South
  • The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Ric Flair
  • The Lightning Express vs. The Fabulous Freebirds
  • Video: Missy Hyatt’s Workout

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 1.20.91

WCW SN 1991

Commentator: Jim Ross

WCW is on Sunday and only an hour to boot this week but they still manage to jam in a bunch of squash matches, some interview segments, and about two minutes of a promised 8-man tag team match, the rest of which is airing on Main Event. Okay then.

The Lineup

  • Tom Zenk vs. Master Blaster Blade
  • Michael Wallstreet vs. Mike Hart
  • Vignette: Paul E. Dangerously ‘Trains’ for Clash of the Champions
  • Terry Taylor vs. Dave Johnson
  • Ringside Interview: Terry Taylor
  • Doom vs. Brian Morley & Ray Diamond
  • Ringside Interview: The Fabulous Freebirds
  • The Renegade Warriors vs. Magnum Force
  • Sting, Brian Pillman, & The Steiner Brothers vs. The Four Horsemen (Partial)

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