[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] ‘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] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 06.22.1991 – Steiner vs. Slater, DDP & TDS Want Some Z-Man

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s World Championship Wrestling features Rick Steiner taking on Dick Slater, a surprisingly competitive match between Steve Austin and Sam Houston, and the beginnings of a feud that’s very much my sh*t as Diamond Dallas Page & The Diamond Studd make an enemy of the returning Z-Man.

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

  • Sam Houston vs. Steve Austin (**)
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Mr. Hughes vs. Joey Maggs
  • IN-RING INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ The Z-Man
  • Sting vs. Bob Cook
  • VIGNETTE: The Desperados Part 3
  • Rick Steiner vs. Dick Slater (**1/4)
  • El Gigante vs. J.D. Wolf

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[TV Rundown] ‘Main Event’ 06.16.1991 – Young Pistols vs. York Foundation, Diamond Studd & Steve Austin in Action

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

Ricky (now Richard) Morton makes his in-ring debut as the newest member of The York Foundation, teaming with Terrence Taylor to take on The Young Pistols in this week’s featured match. Also on the show Diamond Studd continues to prove he’s meant for far bigger things, Mr. Hughes is in action, and Steve Austin damn near kills Scott Sandlin with the most painful Stun Gun in WCW history.

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

  • Steve Austin vs. Scott Sandlin
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER
  • The Diamond Studd vs. Ian Weston
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & The York Foundation
  • Mr. Hughes vs. Rob Morgan
  • CLIP: Lex Luger vs. Mean Mark (Great American Bash ‘90: New Revolution)
  • VIGNETTE: The Desperados
  • The Young Pistols vs. The York Foundation (**1/4)

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[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 06.15.1991 – Knocksville USA Clip Show, Six Man Tag Team Action

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

This week’s World Championship Wrestling is more of a clip show as Ross breaks down the happenings from last Wednesday’s Knocksville USA. We do get a couple of original matches though, including The Fabulous Freebirds making their first appearance as Six Man Tag Team Champs…despite not having won them yet. 

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: Badstreet & The Fabulous Freebirds

LINEUP

  • COTC CLIP: Lex Luger vs. Great Muta
  • Tom Zenk vs. Randy Barber
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • COTC CLIP: Sting vs. Nikita Koloff
  • POST-MATCH COMMENTS: Sting
  • COTC CLIP: Dangerously & Hervey
  • COTC CLIP: Gigante/Pillman vs. Anderson/Windham
  • COTC CLIP: Steiners vs. Chono & Hase; Hardliners post-match attack
  • PROMO: The Hardliners
  • COTC CLIP: Lex Luger vs. The Great Muta
  • COTC CLIP: Ric Flair vs. Bobby Eaton
  • POST-MATCH COMMENTS: Lex Luger
  • POST-MATCH COMMENTS: Ric Flair
  • COTC CLIP: Nikita Koloff attacks Sting
  • Dustin Rhodes & The Young Pistols vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (*3/4)

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[Event Recap] ‘Clash of the Champions XV: Knocksville U.S.A.” – Flair vs. Eaton, Luger vs. Muta, New York Foundation Member Revealed

DATE: June 12, 1991
VENUE: Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, TN)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone

Clash of the Champions XV: Knocksville USA features a gangbuster of a main event as Ric Flair defends the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Bobby Eaton in a 2 out of 3 Falls match. Also on the show Lex Luger takes on The Great Muta in a #1 Contender’s Match, Sting looks for revenge against Nikita Koloff, 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

  • Tom Zenk & The Young Pistols vs. Badstreet & The Fabulous Freebirds (**1/2)
  • Johnny Rich vs. Oz (SQUASH)
  • Big Josh vs. Dan Spivey (**)
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Jason Hervey
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Terrence Taylor (**)
  • Sting vs. Nikita Koloff (**3/4)
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: PN News w/ Pepa & DJ Spinderella
  • LOSER LEAVES WCW: Brain Pillman & El Gigante vs. Arn Anderson & Barry Windham (***)
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH REPORT w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • The Steiner Brothers [c] vs. Hiroshi Hase & Masahiro Chono for the IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (****)
  • Tommy Rich vs. The Diamond Studd (SQUASH)
  • RINGSIDE SEGMENT: The Sting Lookalike Contest Winner
  • #1 CONTENDER’S MATCH: Lex Luger vs. The Great Muta (**1/4)
  • Steve Austin vs. Joey Maggs (SQUASH)
  • IN-RING SEGMENT: New York Foundation Member Revealed (Again)
  • 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS: Ric Flair [c] vs. Bobby Eaton for the WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)

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[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide’ 06.08.1991 – SuperBrawl Rematch, Rhodes/Eaton vs. Taylor/Anderson

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

Two feature matches this week on Worldwide as Dustin Rhodes & Bobby Eaton take on Terrence Taylor & Arn Anderson and Tommy Rich tries to avenge his Superbrawl loss against Nikita Koloff. It goes really well for him. No it doesn’t.

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

  • Dustin Rhodes & Bobby Eaton vs. Terrence Taylor & Arn Anderson (**)
  • PN News vs. Greg Sawyer
  • VIDEO: The Desperados arrive to Ghost Town
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Tim Frye & Rob Morgan
  • FEUD RECAP: Sting/Nikita Koloff
  • Tommy Rich vs. Nikita Koloff (NR)
  • Brian Pillman vs. Doug Gilbert
  • One Man Gang vs. Dave Johnson
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Tony Schiavone w/ One Man Gang & Kevin Sullivan
  • Barry Windham vs. Ian Weston

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[TV Rundown] ‘WCW Main Event’ 06.02.1991 – This Show Technically Doesn’t Exist

COMMENTATOR: Tony Schiavone 

Despite announcements to the contrary on the other TV shows this weekend, there is a Main Event this week but it’s just the 6.1.91 Power Hour redressed.  

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. Mike Thor (Power Hour – 06.01.1991) 
  • CLIP: Bobby Eaton vs. Terrence Taylor (Main Event – 05.26.1991) 
  • Sting vs. Lou Fabiano (Power Hour – 06.01.1991) 
  • Dustin Rhodes & Bobby Eaton vs, Terrence Taylor & Arn Anderson (Power Hour – 06.01.1991) (**) 
  • Lex Luger vs. Randy Barber (Power Hour – 06.01.1991) 
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Ricky Morton (Power Hour – 06.01.1991) 
  • Ron Simmons & El Gigante vs. Doug Vines & Jeff Sword (Power Hour – 06.01.1991) 
  • The Angel of Death vs. Rick Ryder (Power Hour – 06.01.1991) 

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[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] ‘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

 

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