[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

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘Pro’ 06.08.1991 – Eight Man Tag, Big Ol’ Brawls, White Sox Sass

[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)

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘Power Hour’ 06.08.1991 – Two Weeks Ago Pro

[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 06.01.1991 – Lotsa Debuts, Big Josh & Terrence Taylor Stink the Joint Out

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

World Championship Wrestling is back to two hours this week, bringing the in-ring debuts of“Stunning” Steve Austin, Johnny B. Badd, and Black Blood as well as the most boring match I have watched since starting this project.

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

  • Mr. Hughes vs. Phillip Parrish
  • Barry Windham vs. Tim McGuire
  • CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS REPORT w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • PN News vs. Al Steele
  • GREEN SCREEN INTERVIEW: Missy Hyatt w/ The York Foundation
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Kip Abee
  • POST-MATCH INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Johnny B. Badd & Teddy Long
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Jeff Stone
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Rick Hardrock
  • VIGNETTE: The Desperados are coming
  • Diamond Studd vs. Ricky Nelson
  • Steve Austin vs. Chuck Coats
  • THE BULL DROP INN w/ Dustin Rhodes, Jason Hervey, One Man Gang, & Kevin Sullivan
  • Big Josh vs. Terrence Taylor (DUD)
  • Black Blood vs. Tommy Angel
  • Lex Luger vs. Jack Dillon
  • Sting vs. Ringlord #1

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 06.01.1991 – Lotsa Debuts, Big Josh & Terrence Taylor Stink the Joint Out

[TV Rundown] ‘Pro’ 06.01.1991 – Eaton vs. Anderson, PN News Makes Pro Debut

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

This week’s Pro features a SuperBrawl rematch as Bobby Eaton defends the TV Title against the man he beat at the PPV, Arn Anderson. Also on the show The York Foundation continue to court Ricky Morton, PN News makes his Pro debut, and a man in a gorilla suit makes a monkey out of Barry Windham.

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 Young Pistols vs. Doug Vines & Jim Boss
  • VIDEO: Chicken Guy “pins” Barry Windham (Worldwide – 05.25.1991)
  • Barry Windham vs. Johnny Meadows
  • PN News vs. Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko & The York Foundation
  • Stan Hansen vs. Jamie McKinnon
  • TEASER: The Desperados are Coming
  • Ricky Morton vs. Jeff Sword
  • Bobby Eaton [c] vs. Arn Anderson for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • SUPERBRAWL CLIP: Sting/Koloff brawl in the parking lot
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Dave Johnson

 

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘Pro’ 06.01.1991 – Eaton vs. Anderson, PN News Makes Pro Debut

[TV Rundown] ‘Main Event’ 05.26.1991 – Eaton vs. Taylor, PN News in The Danger Zone

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

Newly-crowned TV Champion Bobby Eaton is in action this week on Main Event, taking on longtime rival Terrence Taylor. The Danger Zone returns as well as Paul E. Dangerously tries to get PN News to talk instead of rap. It does not go well.

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

  • Dan Spivey & The Angel of Death vs. Rick Hardrock & Kevin Diamond
  • OMNI HYPE: Flair vs. Pillman
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & PN News
  • Big Josh vs. Ned Brady
  • One Man Gang vs. Kip Abee
  • PN News vs. Chuck Coats
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Randy Starr
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Terrence Taylor (**)

 

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘Main Event’ 05.26.1991 – Eaton vs. Taylor, PN News in The Danger Zone

[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)

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘Pro’ 5.25.91 – Sting & Koloff Brawl, Eaton/Josh vs. Flair/Anderson

[TV Rundown] ‘Power Hour’ 5.25.91 – COTC Matches Announced, Will Dustin Join The York Foundation?

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s Power Hour features matches from the 5-11 and 5-18 episodes of Pro, plus initial match announcements for next month’s Clash of the Champions event.

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

  • Big Josh vs. Mike Steel (Pro – 5.18.91)
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Ian Weston (Pro – 5.11.91)
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & Junkyard Dog vs. Tom Burke, Jeff Sword, & Joe Cazana (Pro – 5.18.91)
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Mike Maverick & Dave Johnson (Pro – 5.18.91)
  • Brian Pillman vs. Jim Corbett (Pro – 5.18.91)
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Mark Kyle & Hacksaw Higgins (Pro – 5.18.91)
  • WRESTLING NEWS NETWORK w/ Gordon Solie
  • CLIP: Sting vs. The Great Muta (Japan Supershow)
  • HIGHLIGHTS: Great Muta in action
  • Ric Flair vs. Johnny Rich (**) (Pro – 5.18.91)
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Doug Vines (Pro – 5.18.91)

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘Power Hour’ 5.25.91 – COTC Matches Announced, Will Dustin Join The York Foundation?

[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 (***)

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

[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

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

[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

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