[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] ‘Worldwide’ 06.29.1991 – New TV Champ Crowned, OMG vs. His Straitjacket

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

Big week on Worldwide as Bobby Eaton puts his World Television Title on the line against “Stunning” Steve Austin which is…pretty strange if you’ve been following along with the other shows from the weekend. We’ve also got other folks in action like Johnny B. Badd, Lex Luger, and the team of One Man Gang, Black Blood, and One Man Gang’s straitjacket.

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

  • Lex Luger vs. Allen Martin
  • FEUD RECAP: Sting vs. Nikita Koloff
  • The Young Pistols vs. Pat Rose & Gene Spurlock
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Terry Bronson
  • POST-MATCH INTERVIEW: Johnny B. Badd & Theodore R. Long
  • The Hardliners vs. Tim Parker & Mike Jackson
  • One Man Gang & Black Blood vs. Greg Sawyer & Kenny Kendall
  • VIGNETTE: The Desperados Part 4
  • Bobby Eaton [c] vs. Steve Austin for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)

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[TV Rundown] ‘Pro’ 06.29.1991 – Yellow Dog in Action, Larry Z’s Legends with the New TV Champ

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

This week on Pro we’ve got the in-ring debut of newcomer and totally new wrestler The Yellow Dog, plus a new Desperados vignette, The Hardliners continuing their obsession with injuring arms, and some really fun remote segments as Schiavone and Zbyszko report from the UIC Pavilion during the latter’s scheduled match.

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

  • The Diamond Studd vs. Kenny Kendall
  • KNOCKSVILLE USA CLIP: The Hardliners attack The Steiner Brothers
  • The Hardliners vs. Tommy Angel & Terry Bronson
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Johnny B. Badd vs. Keith Hart
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Mike Jackson & Tim Parker
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko, Steve Austin, & Lady Blossom
  • PN News vs. Joe Cazana
  • Lex Luger vs. Tony Mello
  • VIGNETTE: The Desperados Part 4
  • The Yellow Dog vs. Rip Rogers

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[TV Rundown] ‘Pro’ 06.22.1991 – Hardliners Debut, Eaton Gets a Smooch

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

No feature matches this week on Pro, but we do get the in-ring debut of The Hardliners as well as squash wins for Black Blood and Lex Luger. Bobby Eaton is also in action and gets some action courtesy of a mysterious blonde woman after his match. A mysterious blonde woman we have already seen at the side of a certain Stunning newcomer.

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

  • Mr. Hughes vs. Rob Morgan (Main Event – 06.16.1991)
  • The Diamond Studd vs. Ian Weston (Main Event – 6.16.1991)
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • Black Blood vs. Johnny Meadows
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • Lex Luger vs. Carl Nelson
  • VIGNETTE: The Desperados Learn to Shoot
  • The Hardliners vs. Larry Santo & Scott Sandlin
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Gene Spurlock
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Hacksaw Higgins

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[TV Rundown] ‘Worldwide’ 06.15.1991 – Squashes, Desperados, Bash Mains That Will Never Happen

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

This week on Worldwide we’ve got Dan Spivey, PN News, Ric Flair, and others in action plus Brian Pillman buys a ringside ticket right at belltime because WCW has accepted their status.

 

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

  • Barry Windham vs. Greg Sawyer
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Chuck Coats & Jim Boss
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • PN News vs. Hacksaw Higgins
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Tim Frye
  • LAST WEEK ON PRO: 8 Man Tag Team Match Turns into Chaos
  • VIGNETTE: The Desperados are on a mission
  • Dan Spivey vs. Jamie McKinnon
  • Ric Flair vs. Johnny Meadows

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[TV Rundown] ‘Pro’ 06.15.1991 – Desperados Revealed, Squash Match City, Pillman Says Goodbye

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

This week’s Pro features a host of squashes, Sting brawling with Nikita Koloff, and the reveal of The Desperados’ identities and mission. It is the worst, but hey whatever. 

 

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 Steiner Brothers vs. Mike Thor & Hacksaw Higgins
  • Bobby Eaton vs. Chuck Coats
  • GREAT AMERICAN BASH CONTROL CENTER w/ Paul E. Dangerously
  • PN News vs. Mark Kyle
  • BRICKHOUSE BONUS w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS w/ Larry Zbyszko, Diamond Dallas Page, & Big Daddy Dink
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Doug Gilbert
  • VIDEO: The Desperados search for Stan Hansen
  • One Man Gang vs. Ian Weston
  • Sting vs. Tim Frye
  • Barry Windham vs. Rob Morgan

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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] ‘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

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