[TV Rundown] ‘PRO CHICAGO’ 07.27.1991 – Austin vs. Yellow Dog, Todd Champion Debuts, Bill Kazmaier Strong

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

The World Television Championship is on the line this week as “Stunning” Steve Austin defends against the “mysterious” Yellow Dog. Also on the show Big Josh takes on One Man Gang, Mr. Hughes is still palling around with The York Foundation until they tape some new footage, and Todd Champion of The WCW Patriots makes his in-ring debut.

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

  • Nikita Koloff vs. Joe Bruce
  • PROMO: Nikita Koloff
  • El Gigante vs. Lou Fabiano
  • Big Josh vs. One Man Gang (NR)
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: An Exhibition of Strength w/ Bill Kazmaier
  • Todd Champion vs. Bob Cook
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko, Lex Luger, Harley Race, & Mr. Hughes
  • Richard Morton vs. Chris Sullivan
  • Steve Austin [c] vs. Yellow Dog for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (*1/2)

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[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] ‘PRO CHICAGO’ 07.20.1991 – Dog & Z-Man vs. Austin & Studd, Bill Kazmaier Lifts Weights

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

The Yellow Dog teams with The Z-Man to defend his mask against Steve Austin & The Diamond Studd in the main event of this week’s Pro. Also on the show Bill Kazmaier shows off his TOTALLY NATURAL feats of strength, Johnny B. Badd plants a kiss on Larry Zbyszko, and Jack Brickhouse is not informed of the heel turn that happened at The Great American Bash.

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

  • Ron Simmons vs. Sam Cody
  • The Hardliners vs. Sam Houston & Rick Ryder
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko, Johnny B. Badd, & Theodore R. Long
  • PN News vs. Paul Lee
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: Bill Kazmaier Lifts Weights
  • BOUNTY FOR THE MASK: The Yellow Dog & Tom Zenk vs. Steve Austin & The Diamond Studd (**3/4)

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[TV Rundown] ‘WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING’ 07.13.1991 – Bounty for the Mask, Lex Enters The Danger Zone

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

It’s a Bounty for the Mask tonight on World Championship Wrestling as The Yellow Dog teams with Bobby Eaton & Ron Simmons to take on Arn Anderson, Steve Austin, & Larry Zbyszko. El Gigante and Johnny B. Badd are also in action, and Lex Luger makes I assume his final comments heading into his big match at The Great American Bash.

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

  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Johnny Rich
  • RINGSIDE: Jim Ross Interviews Johnny B. Badd & Theodore R. Long
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Chad Floyd
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • The Hardliners vs. Johnny Meadows & Jackie Fulton
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Lex Luger
  • El Gigante vs. Keith Steinborn
  • BOUNTY FOR THE MASK: The Yellow Dog, Ron Simmons, & Bobby Eaton vs. Arn Anderson, Steve Austin, & Larry Zbyszko (**)

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[TV Rundown] ‘PRO CHICAGO’ 07.13.1991 – Pistols vs. ‘Birds, Hardliners and Others in Action

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

This week’s Pro features a Bash preview as The Young Pistols take on The Fabulous Freebirds in a Tag Team Elimination match, plus Steve Austin, Johnny B. Badd, and The Hardliners are all in action.

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

  • Tom Zenk vs. Rip Rogers
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Steve Austin vs. Chad Floyd
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Jackie Fulton
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • One Man Gang vs. Terry Bronson
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko & Nikita Koloff
  • The Hardliners vs. Joey Maggs & Ricky Nelson
  • TAG TEAM ELIMINATION: The Young Pistols vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (**)

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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’ 06.29.1991 – 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] ‘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’ 06.15.1991 – Desperados Revealed, Squash Match City, Pillman Says Goodbye

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

This week’s Pro features a host of squashes, Sting brawling with Nikita Koloff, and the reveal of The Desperados’ identities and mission. It is the worst, but hey whatever. 

 

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

  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Mike Thor & Hacksaw Higgins
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Chuck Coats
  • GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • PN News vs. Mark Kyle
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko, Diamond Dallas Page, & Big Daddy Dink
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Doug Gilbert
  • VIDEO: The Desperados search for Stan Hansen
  • One Man Gang vs. Ian Weston
  • Sting vs. Tim Frye
  • Barry Windham vs. Rob Morgan

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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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