[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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[PPV Recap] ‘THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1991’ – A Baffling Display of Nonsense

DATE: July 14, 1991
VENUE: Baltimore Arena (Baltimore, MD)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone

The Great American Bash ‘91 features the crowning of a new World Heavyweight Champion as Lex Luger meets Barry Windham inside a Steel Cage to decide who will stand atop the mountain. Also on the show Sting takes on Nikita Koloff in a Russian Chain Match, Rick Steiner & Missy Hyatt are SCHEDULED to face Arn Anderson & Paul E. Dangerously, and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express COLLIDE as Robert Gibson faces former best friend Richard Morton.

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

  • SCAFFOLD MATCH: PN News & Bobby Eaton vs. Steve Austin & Terrence Taylor (DUD)
  • Tom Zenk vs. Diamond Studd (*3/4)
  • Ron Simmons vs. Oz (1/4*)
  • Robert Gibson vs. Richard Morton (*3/4)
  • ELIMINATION MATCH: Dustin Rhodes & The Young Pistols vs. Badstreet & The Fabulous Freebirds (*3/4)
  • BOUNTY FOR THE MASK: The Yellow Dog vs. Johnny B. Badd (**)
  • LUMBERJACK MATCH: Big Josh vs. Black Blood (**1/4)
  • El Gigante vs. One Man Gang (1/4*)
  • RUSSIAN CHAIN MATCH: Sting vs. Nikita Koloff (*1/2)
  • STEEL CAGE MATCH: Lex Luger vs. Barry Windham for the vacant WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
  • STEEL CAGE MATCH: Rick Steiner vs. Arn Anderson & Paul E. Dangerously (NR)

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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] ‘POWER HOUR’ 07.13.1991 – Luger, Windham, Others in Action

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Great American Bash weekend starts off with Power Hour as a host of folks are in action, plus the final Great American Bash Control Center, some Luger/Windham hype, and…not much more honestly but it’s a fun watch if you’re into the Ross/Dangerously banter.

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)

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[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide Wrestling’ 07.06.1991 – Squashes Galore, Solie Announces Departure

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schaivone & Gordon Solie

A host of folks are in action this week on Worldwide, including Steve Austin, Big Josh, and The Hardliners. Also on the show we get an announcement about the future of Solie’s broadcasting stint on the show and ABSOLUTELY NO MENTION OF RIC FLAIR VACATING THE WORLD TITLE. 

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. Ian Weston
  • PN News vs. Tommy Starr (Power Hour – 07.06.1991)
  • GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Big Josh vs. Tim Frye
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Tony Schiavone w/ The Z-Man
  • The York Foundation vs. Johnny Rich & Tommy Angel
  • VIDEO: A look at “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Johnny Meadows
  • Barry Windham vs. Kerry Booth
  • The Hardliners vs. Rob Morgan & Scotty Meadows
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Tony Schiavone w/ The Yellow Dog

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[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 06.29.1991 – Bounty Match, Austin in Action

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

World Championship Wrestling this week features a Bounty Match as Ric Flair & The Diamond Studd take on The Yellow Dog & Bobby Eaton, with Dog’s mask the target. Also on the show new TV Champ Steve Austin makes an appearance, Johnny B. Badd continues showing that his kiss don’t miss, and Missy Hyatt goes full scathe on Paul E. Dangerously.

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

  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Rick Ryder
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • PN News vs. Dave Johnson
  • GREEN SCREEN INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Nikita Koloff
  • CLIP: Steve Austin wins the Television Title (Worldwide – 6.29.91)
  • Steve Austin vs. Ricky Nelson
  • VIGNETTE: The Desperados Part 4
  • BOUNTY MATCH: The Yellow Dog & Bobby Eaton vs. Ric Flair & The Diamond Studd (**1/4)
  • Lex Luger vs. Doug Vines

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[TV Rundown] ‘Power Hour’ 06.29.1991 – Old Pro, New GAB Match Announcements

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Power Hour nabs footage from two episode of Pro plus we get some match announcements for Great American Bash and an injury update on Scott Steiner. Also apparently there’s a new TV Champion?

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)

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[TV Rundown] ‘Main Event’ 06.23.1991 – Rhodes/Josh vs. Freebirds

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

This week’s Main Event is mostly a 6.22.91 Pro reskin save for the featured match where The Fabulous Freebirds defend the United States Tag Team Championship against Dustin Rhodes & Big Josh

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

  • Bobby Eaton vs. Hacksaw Higgins (Pro – 6.22.91)
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Lex Luger vs. Carl Nelson (Pro – 6.22.91)
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Nikita Koloff
  • Black Blood vs. Johnny Meadows (Pro – 6.22.91)
  • VIDEO: The Desperados Part 3
  • The Fabulous Freebirds [c] vs. Dustin Rhodes & Big Josh for the WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (*1/2)

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