[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide’ 06.01.1991 – Captain’s Match, The Desperados Are Coming, Ricky Morton Ain’t Subtle

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

A Captain’s Match headlines this week’s Worldwide as Steve Armstrong of The Young Pistols takes on Michael Hayes of The Fabulous Freebirds. Also on the show Stan Hansen & Dan Spivey try to murder two of WCW’s best jobbers, Ricky Morton continues his very obvious heel turn, 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

  • SUPERBRAWL CLIP: Sting & Nikita Koloff brawl
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Barry Windham
  • N. News vs. Rip Rogers
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Nikita Koloff
  • Sting vs. Mike Samples
  • Ricky Morton vs. Doug Vines
  • Stan Hansen & Dan Spivey vs. Joey Maggs & Tim Parker
  • COMING SOON: The Desperados
  • El Gigante vs. Bob Cook
  • Big Josh vs. Paul Lee
  • CAPTAIN’S MATCH: Steve Armstrong vs. Michael Hayes (**)

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[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 4.20.91 – Rhodes & Morton vs. Taylor & Zbyszko, Sting & Luger in Action

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s truncated World Championship Wrestling features a tag team main event as Dustin Rhodes teams up with Ricky Morton to take on Terrance Taylor and Larry Zbyszko. Big Van Vader, Nikita Koloff, and the team of Sting & Lex Luger are also in action, plus the real heroes of WCW: MAGNUM FORCE.

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, & The Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Joe Cruz & Mike Samples
  • Tommy Rich vs. One Man Gang (NR)
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Big Van Vader vs. Jeff Sword
  • THE DANGER ZONE: Paul E. Dangerously w/ Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, & Barry Windham
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Rob Morgan
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Nikita Koloff
  • Big Josh & The Young Pistols vs. Chuck Coats & Magnum Force
  • Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Morton vs. Terrance Taylor & Larry Zbyszko (**1/4)

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[TV Review] Power Hour – 4.13.91

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Let’s begin with the week with Power Hour, which features recycled content from the 3.16 and 3.23 episodes of Pro plus the first four matches announced for next month’s SuperBrawl PPV.

CHAMPION ROLL-CALL

  • 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, & The Junkyard Dog

THE LINEUP

  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Greg Sawyer (Pro – 3.23.91)
  • Big Josh & Tommy Rich vs. Mike Samples & Keith Hart (Pro – 3.23.91)
  • Ron Simmons vs. Rip Rogers (Pro – 3.23.91)
  • Sting vs. Tom Sawyer (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • WRESTLING NEWS NETWORK w/ Gordon Solie
  • Barry Windham vs. Tommy Angel (Pro – 3.23.91)
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Brian Pillman vs. Arn Anderson (Pro – 3.23.91)

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[TV Review] Pro – 3.23.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

This week on Pro Brian Pillman looks for revenge against Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton’s singles match with Terrance Taylor turns into a tag team contest (HOLLA), and Larry Zbyszko does triple duty as commentator, segment host, and wrestler.

Champion Roll-Call

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES 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: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW WORLD SIX-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

The Lineup

  • PROMO: Ron Simmons
  • Big Josh & Tommy Rich vs. Mike Samples & Keith Hart
  • PROMO: Buddy Landell
  • PROMO: Ric Flair
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Greg Sawyer
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: Larry Z’s Legends w/ Larry Zbyszko & Diamond Dallas Page
  • PROMO: Sid Vicious
  • Barry Windham vs. Tommy Angel
  • Brian Pillman vs. Arn Anderson
  • SEGMENT: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Terrance Taylor
  • Bobby Eaton & Tom Zenk vs. Terrance Taylor & Buddy Landell
  • Larry Zbyszko vs. Thad Clark
  • PROMO: Big Josh & Tommy Rich
  • PROMO: Sting
  • Ron Simmons vs. Rip Rogers

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[TV Review] Worldwide – 2.16.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

Arn Anderson defends the TV Title, Sid Vicious mercs another jobber, and The State Patrol pick up win number two of the year.

The Lineup

  • Sting vs. Samurai
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Steve Stacks & Mike Samples
  • The State Patrol vs. Larry Santo & Jim Boss
  • Brian Pillman vs. J.W. Wolf
  • Sid Vicious vs. Tom Sawyer
  • Ringside Interview: Sid Vicious
  • Arn Anderson [c] vs. Bobby Eaton for the WCW TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
  • Pre-Recorded Promo: Ric Flair
  • El Gigante vs. Mike Thor
  • Post-Match Shenanigans: El Gigante, Ric Flair, & Sting
  • Ron Simmons vs. Dave Perry

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[TV Review] Power Hour – 2.16.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

More recycled matches and a Wrestling News Network segment full of recaps, so feel free to skip this review. I’m just posting it for posterity’s sake.

The Lineup

  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Rob Morgan & Mike Samples (Pro – 1.26.91)
  • Brian Pillman vs. Bill Ford (Pro – 1.26.91)
  • Ric Flair vs. Mike Hart (Worldwide – 2.9.91)
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Lt. James Earl Wright & The Master Blasters (Worldwide – 2.9.91)
  • Segment: Wrestling News Network w/ Gordon Solie
  • Ron Simmons vs. Barry Windham (Worldwide – 2.9.91)
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Rip Rogers & Dutch Mantell (Worldwide – 2.9.91)
  • Sid Vicious vs. Ray Diamond (Worldwide – 2.9.91)

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[TV Review] Worldwide – 2.9.91

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Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie (!!!)

Worldwide is stacked to the brim this week as not only are we graced with the presence of Gordon Solie on commentary but some of the biggest stars in the company are in action, including the WCW World Heavyweight Champion himself Ric Flair and…Magnum Force Rick. Okay look they aren’t all superstars.

The Lineup

  • Michael Wallstreet vs. David Isley
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Mike Samples & Magnum Force Rick
  • Sid Vicious vs. Unnamed Jobber w/ Blonde Mullet
  • Ron Simmons vs. Barry Windham
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & Junkyard Dog vs. Lt. James Earl Wright & The Master Blasters
  • Ric Flair vs. Mike Hart
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Rip Rogers & Dutch Mantell

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[TV Review] Power Hour – 2.2.91

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Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

February begins with an episode of Power Hour that does more hype work for WrestleWar than last month’s entire TV slate did for Dixie Dynamite. Hilarious. In addition we get our first appearance of The Junkyard Dog in 1991, another Sid Vicious squash, and a main event that decides the #1 contender to Z-Man‘s Television Championship. It’s a match that already aired last week on a different show but now it actually makes some sense continuity-wise.

The Lineup

  • Tim Horner vs. Mike Samples
  • Ricky Morton & The Junkyard Dog vs. Mark Kyle & Joe Cazana
  • Wrestling News Network w/ Gordon Solie
  • Brian Pillman vs. John Peterson
  • Sid Vicious vs. Dave Johnson
  • Lex Luger vs. Magnum Force Speedy (Worldwide – 1.26.91)
  • #1 Contendership Match (TV Title): Bobby Eaton vs. Arn Anderson (Worldwide – 1.26.91)

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[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 1.26.91

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Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

With Main Event not airing tomorrow this week’s episode of WCW did the heavy lifting of making the final sell for this Wednesday’s Dixie Dynamite event. And sell they did with most squashes involving wrestlers that will be on that card as well as feud recaps and various interview segments. Seriously there are a lot of people on here, a staggering amount given the show only ran for two hours.

The Lineup

  • Ricky Morton vs. Rip Rogers
  • Ringside Interview: Ricky Morton
  • Sid Vicious vs. Greg Sawyer
  • Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • Tim Horner vs. Sheik Ali Shikar
  • Interview: Michael Wallstreet & Alexandra York
  • Michael Wallstreet vs. Scott Allen
  • Doom vs. Mike Samples & Mike Hart
  • Ringside Interview: Doom
  • Brian Pillman vs. The Cajun Predator
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. David Isley & John Faulkner
  • Scott Steiner vs. John Peterson
  • The Royal Family vs. Keith Hart & Larry Santo
  • Ringside Interview: Sting & Lex Luger
  • Feud Recap: Missy Hyatt vs. Paul E. Dangerously
  • Arn Anderson & Barry Windham vs. Rick Ford & Carl Robertson
  • Video: Anderson & Windham Go ‘Basic to the Basics’
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Brett Wayne
  • The Renegade Warriors vs. The State Patrol
  • Ringside Interview: Arn Anderson & Barry Windham

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[TV Review] Pro – 1.26.91

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Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

With only a few days to go until Dixie Dynamite this week’s Pro features…a match that’s supposed to be taking place at Dixie Dynamite as The Z-Man defends the TV Title against Bobby EatonSid Vicious is also on the show this week to begin his ‘put people on stretchers’ phase and The Steiner Brothers have their first televised match of 1991 as a tag team.

The Lineup

  • Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich vs. Arn Anderson & Barry Windham
  • Tom Zenk (c) vs. Bobby Eaton for the WCW TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
  • Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • Brian Pillman vs. Bill Ford
  • The Danger Zone w/ Paul E. Dangerously, Theodore R. Long, & Ron Simmons
  • Ron Simmons vs. Bob Harman
  • Sid Vicious vs. Todd Gallina
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Rob Morgan & Mike Samples

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