[TV Rundown] ‘WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING’ 07.20.1991 – Worst US Tag Team Title Match Ever, Enforcers Debut

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s World Championship Wrestling features a U.S. Tag Team Title match as The Fabulous Freebirds defend against The Z-Man & Robert Gibson. Also on the show The Enforcers make their debut, Gordon Solie gives us the low-down on the World Tag Team Title situation, and Johnny B. Badd runs afoul of the World Television Champion Steve Austin.

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)

LINEUP

  • The Fabulous Freebirds [c] vs. Tom Zenk & Robert Gibson for the WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (DUD)
  • Ron Simmons vs. Greg Avery
  • The Enforcers vs. Johnny Rich & Scott Allen
  • BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Paul E. Dangerously w/ Barry Windham
  • Barry Windham vs. Black Bart
  • One Man Gang vs. Joey Maggs
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ One Man Gang & Kevin Sullivan
  • WCW CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Larry Santo
  • BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Paul E. Dangerously w/ Sting
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Tim Hughes & Mike Maverick (SQUASH OF THE WEEK)
  • Steve Austin vs. Jim Manning

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[TV Rundown] ‘POWER HOUR’ 07.20.1991 – The New World Champ Speaks, Jim Ross is Feeling Feisty

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Power Hour this week features the first comments from new World Champion Lex Luger as well as a host of matches you’ve probably already seen if you’ve been watching all the TV like I have.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • 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

  • Michael Hayes & Badstreet vs. Mike Jackson & Tim Parker (Pro Chicago – 06.29.1991)
  • Steve Austin vs. Kerry Booth (Pro Chicago – 07.06.1991)
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Allen Martin (Pro Chicago – 07.06.1991)
  • WRESTLING NEWS NETWORK w/ Gordon Solie
  • Richard Morton vs. Chris Sullivan
  • One Man Gang vs. John Peterson (Pro Chicago – 07.06.1991)
  • Diamond Studd vs. Kenny Kendall (Pro Chicago – 06.29.1991)
  • The Hardliners vs. Larry Santo & Scott Sandlin (Pro Chicago – 06.22.1991)

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[TV Rundown] ‘MAIN EVENT’ 07.14.1991 – Austin vs. News, Final GAB Hype-ish

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

With The Great American Bash an hour away this week’s Main Event…doesn’t super focus on it but they talk about it a little. More importantly is that there’s CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD on the line as “Stunning” Steve Austin defends the Television Title against PN News

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

  • The York Foundation vs. Larry Santo, Jim Boss, & Greg Sawyer
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Diamond Studd vs. Scotty Williams
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously, One Man Gang, & Kevin Sullivan
  • Big Josh & Tom Zenk vs. Mark Kyle & Tim Frye
  • Steve Austin [c] vs. PN News for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (*3/4)

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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] ‘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] ‘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] ‘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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[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide’ 5.11.91 – Rapmaster Debuts, Josh/Rich vs. Anderson/Taylor

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

NOTE: The footage I used for this episode kept hiccupping and fast-forwarding so match times may not be as accurate as I’d like them to be. I’m sure you don’t care but I do.

This week on Worldwide Big Josh teams with friend Tommy Rich to take on the team of Arn Anderson and Terrence Taylor. Also on the show P.N. News makes his WCW debut and Ric Flair and Brian Pillman wreck the f*ck out of each other with chops.

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 Steiner Brothers vs. Kevin Katlyn & Pat Powers
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Sting & Lex Luger
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Bob Cook
  • Ric Flair vs. Rick Ryder
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • P.N. News vs. Terry Bronson
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Brian Pillman & Barry Windham
  • Big Josh & Tommy Rich vs. Arn Anderson & Terrence Taylor (**1/4)
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Larry Santo
  • El Gigante vs. Tony Mella

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[TV Rundown] ‘Main Event’ 4.28.91 – Sting/Gigante/Pillman vs. Horsemen, JYD vs. OMG

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

This week Main Event adds an extra hour to accommodate two featured matches: Junkyard Dog taking on One Man Gang and a six man tag team match pitting Sting, El Gigante, & Brian Pillman against Ric Flair, Barry Windham, & Arn Anderson. Also on the show Dusty Rhodes has a special interview with Flair, we get more footage from Japan Supershow, and Black Bart makes his spectacular return! Okay maybe I hyperbolized the last one.

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

  • Big Josh vs. Hacksaw Higgins
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Brian Pillman
  • The Young Pistols vs. Rip Rogers & Jeff Stone
  • Larry Zbyszko vs. Terry Bronson
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Sting, El Gigante, & Brian Pillman vs. Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, & Barry Windham (**1/2)
  • FEUD RECAP: Lex Luger vs. Nikita Koloff
  • HANDICAP MATCH: Nikita Koloff vs. Larry Santo & Rick Stockhauser
  • Tom Zenk vs. Brian Carr
  • The Junkyard Dog vs. The One Man Gang (*)
  • Black Bart vs. Joe Cruz
  • CLIP: Ric Flair vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (Japan Supershow)
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Dusty Rhodes w/ Ric Flair
  • Lex Luger vs. Mike Thor

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