[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] ‘Worldwide’ 5.18.91 – Sting & Luger in Action, Gigante & Simmons Brawl with Gang & Sullivan

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

This week on Worldwide Sting & Lex Luger prepare for their big tag team match by…wrestling in singles matches. Right on. Also on the show a big ol’ brawl breaks out between El Gigante, Ron Simmons, One Man Gang, and Kevin Sullivan. No Angel of Death this time though. Where’d he go?

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

  • Sting vs. Randy Barber
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Nikita Koloff
  • Lex Luger vs. Doug Gilbert
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Ric Flair
  • The Young Pistols vs. Lou Fabiano & Hacksaw Higgins
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Brian Pillman vs. Doug Vines
  • One Man Gang vs. Kevin Diamond
  • POST-MATCH BRAWL: El Gigante, Ron Simmons, One Man Gang, Kevin Sullivan, & Teddy Long
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Rick Hardrock & Kip Abee
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Ned Brady & Jim Boss

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide’ 5.18.91 – Sting & Luger in Action, Gigante & Simmons Brawl with Gang & Sullivan

[TV Rundown] ‘Pro’ 5.18.91 – Big Josh on Larry Z’s Legends, Six Man Tag Team Champs Sighting

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

This week on Pro Larry Zbyszko invites his SuperBrawl opponent Big Josh onto Larry Z’s Legends and absolutely no shenanigans happen, no sir. Also on the show Ric Flair and Johnny Rich have a fun little match and Dusty Rhodes makes some PPV predictions, EEEF YOU WHEEEL.

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 Steiner Brothers vs. Mike Maverick & Dave Johnson
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Dusty Rhodes
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Mark Kyle & Hacksaw Higgins
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Ric Flair
  • Ric Flair vs. Johnny Rich (**)
  • Big Josh vs. Mike Steel
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Brian Pillman vs. Jim Corbett
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko & Big Josh
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Doug Vines
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & Junkyard Dog vs. Tom Burke, Jeff Sword, & Joe Cazana

 

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘Pro’ 5.18.91 – Big Josh on Larry Z’s Legends, Six Man Tag Team Champs Sighting

[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 5.11.91 – Pillman/Gigante vs. Anderson/Taylor, P.N. News, OMG Goes BDSM

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

World Championship Wrestling is one hour again this week due to the Atlanta Braves but we’ve got some good stuff, including some fun squashes and interviews, a solid tag team opener, and the flagship debut of P.N. News. YO BABY YO BABY YO…read the recap.

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

  • Brian Pillman & El Gigante vs. Arn Anderson & Terrence Taylor (**1/2)
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Cody Wayne & Randy Starr
  • DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & The Steiner Brothers
  • Lex Luger vs. Bob Cook
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • One Man Gang vs. Kenny Kendall
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Missy Hyatt w/ One Man Gang & Kevin Sullivan
  • Ric Flair vs. Kip Abee
  • P.N. News vs. Doug Gilbert

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 5.11.91 – Pillman/Gigante vs. Anderson/Taylor, P.N. News, OMG Goes BDSM

[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

[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 4.27.91 – Pillman vs. Windham, Longest Squash Ever, Poor Joe Cruz

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s World Championship Wrestling features a preview of SuperBrawl as Brian Pillman takes on Barry Windham in the featured match. Big Van Vader, Big Josh, and others are also in squash matches, and we get another look at the controversy from Japan Supershow.

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

  • Big Van Vader vs. Rip Rogers
  • El Gigante vs. Paul Lee
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Magnum Force #2 (Rick)
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Dustin Rhodes
  • Big Josh vs. Jim Corbett
  • Ron Simmons vs. Snake Watson
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Pat Rose & Joe Cruz
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Missy Hyatt w/ Nikita Koloff
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Mike Thor, Randy Tatum, & Greg Sawyer
  • PRE-TAPED DANGER ZONE: Paul E. Dangerously w/ Lex Luger
  • Sid Vicious vs. Lynn Fields
  • CLIP: ending of Flair/Fujinami (Japan Supershow)
  • CLIP: Flair steals the belt back at the post-Supershow press conference
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Ric Flair
  • Brian Pillman vs. Barry Windham (**1/4)
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Lou Fabiano & Jeff Stone

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 4.27.91 – Pillman vs. Windham, Longest Squash Ever, Poor Joe Cruz

[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide’ 4.27.91 – Steiners vs. State Patrol, SuperBrawl Hype

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

All squash matches this week on Worldwide but WCW does drip feed more about the Flair/Fujinami controversy to hype SuperBrawl and Sting applies the worst Scorpion Deathlock of his entire damn life so that’s…something.

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

  • Sid Vicious vs. Mark Merro
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. The State Patrol
  • CLIP: The controversial end of Ric Flair vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (Japan Supershow)
  • PROMO: Ric Flair
  • Ron Simmons vs. Terry Bronson
  • One Man Gang vs. Joey Maggs
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Keith Hart & Jamie McKinnon
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Tony Schiavone w/ The Fabulous Freebirds, Big Daddy Dink, & Diamond Dallas Page
  • Sting & Lex Luger vs. Chuck Coats & Kevin Dalton

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide’ 4.27.91 – Steiners vs. State Patrol, SuperBrawl Hype

[TV Rundown] ‘Power Hour’ 4.27.91 – Steiners vs. Hase/Sasaki, old Pro Stuff

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Hey it’s the 4.20.91 episode of Pro, but this time on the SUPERSTATION. Also Dangerously calls SuperBrawl “Super Sunday” a bunch. That’s weird.

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

  • The Young Pistols vs. Dave Johnson & Lou Fabiano (Pro – 4.20.91)
  • Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog vs. Rip Rogers, Don Allen, & Joe Cazana (Pro – 4.20.91)
  • Barry Windham vs. Scott Allen (Pro – 4.20.91)
  • Lex Luger vs. Pat Rose (Pro – 4.20.91)
  • WRESTLING NEWS NETWORK w/ Gordon Solie
  • Arn Anderson [c] vs. Tim Horner for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (Pro – 4.20.91)
  • JOINED IN PROGRESS: The Steiner Brothers vs. Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki (Japan Supershow – 3.21.91)

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘Power Hour’ 4.27.91 – Steiners vs. Hase/Sasaki, old Pro Stuff

[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide’ 4.20.91 – Flair and Vader in Action, Meadowlands Footage

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

This week on Worldwide we’ve got squash matches galore, the same SuperBrawl Control Center we’ve seen on every other episode this weekend, and another look at the feud between Lex Luger and Nikita Koloff. At least this one features new Meadowlands footage.

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

  • CLIP: Luger vs. Koloff from the Meadowlands
  • Big Van Vader vs. Snake Watson
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Sting
  • Ric Flair vs. Tim Parker
  • POST-MATCH INTERVIEW: Ric Flair
  • Brian Pillman & El Gigante vs. Mike Thor & Jeff Stone
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Greg Sawyer
  • FEUD RECAP: Lex Luger vs. Nikita Koloff
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Jim Corbett & Paul Lee
  • MEADOWLANDS INTERVIEW: Paul E. Dangerously w/ Lex Luger
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Lynn Fields & Randy Tatum

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide’ 4.20.91 – Flair and Vader in Action, Meadowlands Footage