[TV Rundown] ‘POWER HOUR’ 07.27.1991 – Old Matches, I Wish I Could See These Omni Shows

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s Power Hour features rehashed footage from two weeks ago, plus some talk about a big August 25th Omni show we’ll never get to see and some…poor phrasing from Paul E. Dangerously in regards to Mr. Hughes. Yeesh.

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)

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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] ‘WORLDWIDE WRESTLING’ 07.20.1991 – Bounty Six-Man Tag

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Magnum T.A.

The Yellow Dog fights to keep his mask another day in the main event this week on Worldwide Wrestling, teaming with Dustin Rhodes and Bobby Eaton to take on Barry Windham, Arn Anderson, and The Diamond Studd.

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

  • Steve Austin vs. Kip Abee
  • GAB CLIP: Lex Luger vs. Barry Windham; post-match locker room promo from Luger
  • El Gigante vs. Carl Nelson
  • Ron Simmons vs. Bob Cook
  • VIDEO: Grizzly Smith Makes an Announcement
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Joey Maggs
  • BOUNTY FOR THE MASK: The Yellow Dog, Bobby Eaton, & Dustin Rhodes vs. Barry Windham, Arn Anderson, & The Diamond Studd (***)

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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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[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] ‘Main Event’ 06.09.1991 – Pillman/Eaton vs. Flair/Anderson, Ron Simmons vs. AOD

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

This week’s Main Event features a big tag team encounter as Brian Pillman & Bobby Eaton take on Ric Flair & Arn Anderson, plus we’ve got a BOUNTY MATCH of all things as The Angel of Death attempts to take Ron Simmons out once and for all. I don’t want to get ahead of myself but he 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

  • Terrence Taylor vs. Tim Parker
  • CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS REPORT w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. John Peterson
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Lex Luger
  • BOUNTY MATCH: Ron Simmons vs. The Angel of Death (*1/2)
  • Tommy Rich vs. Joe Cruz
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Terry Bronson
  • Brian Pillman & Bobby Eaton vs. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson (**3/4)

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[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)

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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] ‘Power Hour’ 06.01.1991 – The York Foundation Hearts Rock ‘n’ Roll, Sting & Luger in Action

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

WCW kicks off June 1991 with an ALL-ORIGINAL episode of the Power Hour, featuring The York Foundation trying to recruit a somewhat interested Ricky Morton plus some decent squashes and Gordon Solie having to call PN News a “Rapmaster” with a straight face. Great stuff.

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 & El Gigante vs. Doug Vines & Jeff Sword
  • Lex Luger vs. Randy Barber
  • Sting vs. Lou Fabiano
  • The Angel of Death vs. Rick Ryder
  • WRESTLING NEWS NETWORK w/ Gordon Solie
  • Dustin Rhodes & Bobby Eaton vs. Terrence Taylor & Arn Anderson (**)
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Ricky Morton
  • PN News vs. Mike Thor

 

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