[TV Rundown] ‘Power Hour’ 07.06.1991 – Austin’s TV Title Win, New GAB Matches Announced

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week on the Power Hour WCW revisits Steve Austin’s surprising TV Title victory from last week’s episode of Worldwide Wrestling plus more…from last week’s Worldwide Wrestling.

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] ‘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] ‘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] ‘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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[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 (***)

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[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 5.18.91 – SuperBrawl Hype, Squash Matches

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

It’s the final TV show before tomorrow night’s SuperBrawl? Does WCW go for the hard sell? Eh not really but you get the idea there’s a PPV tomorrow. No actual showcases matches though, unfortunately.

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

  • SPLIT SCREEN PROMO: Brian Pillman & Barry Windham
  • RANDOM RINGSIDE WORDS: El Gigante
  • Big Josh vs. Ned Brady
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Lex Luger
  • VIDEO: Oz debuts at SuperBrawl
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Arn Anderson
  • The Young Pistols vs. Mike Thor & Joe Cruz
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Rick Ryder
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • P.N. News vs. Tony Mella
  • GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Ric Flair
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Tim Parker & Tommy Angel
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Missy Hyatt w/ The Fabulous Freebirds, Diamond Dallas Page, & Big Daddy Dink
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Randy Barber
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ The York Foundation & Dustin Rhodes
  • Ron Simmons vs. Unnamed Opponent

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[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

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[TV Rundown] ‘World Championship Wrestling’ 5.4.91 – Sid Attacks Gigante, Ron Simmons Teams with…Big Van Vader?!?

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week’s World Championship Wrestling loses an hour thanks to the MLB but what the show lacks in wrestling quality it makes up for with a friggin’ Ron Simmons/Big Van Vader tag team and the beginning of the OZ HYPE TRAIN. GET ON BOARD Y’ALL.

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 Fabulous Freebirds vs. Joey Maggs & Jamie McKinnon
  • MUSIC VIDEO: A look at The Steiner Brothers and Sting & Lex Luger
  • One Man Gang vs. Tommy Angel
  • VIDEO: Oz will debut at SuperBrawl
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • The Young Pistols vs. Rob Morgan & Mark Merro
  • PROMO: Alexandra York & Mr. Hughes
  • Nikita Koloff vs. Keith Hart
  • PRE-RECORDED INTERVIEW: Jim Ross w/ Nikita Koloff at the Meadowlands
  • El Gigante vs. Chuck Coats
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Missy Hyatt & Paul E. Dangerously w/ Ric Flair
  • Ron Simmons & Big Van Vader vs. Snake Watson & Lt. James Earl Wright

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