[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

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-CLIP: Luger/Koloff from the Meadowlands.

-Schiavone and Solie welcome the home audience at ringside. We’re going to hear all about the Luger/Koloff feud (FINALLY) as well as new matches announced for SuperBrawl.

Big Van Vader makes his entrance with his smoking helmet. Apparently the motherf*cker has a mic in it because I can hear the dude YELLING AND BLOWING IT OUT. Jeez. I’m awake now.


Big Van Vader defeated Snake Watson via pinfall with a flying clothesline/bodyblock (1:30)

  • Vader damn near pulls out a SUNSET BOMB in 1991, but Watson is not prepared for this and sells it like a regular sunset flip. This happens randomly too, like between his regular jabs/power moves, I thought I imagined it for a sec.

-SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER: Solie goes over the matches already signed, then announces two more: El Gigante vs. Sid Vicious in a Stretcher Match and The Steiner Brothers defending the World Tag Team Titles against Sting & Lex Luger. Both teams have words to say at each other and do so. Yes this is the THIRD time we’ve seen this segment on WCW TV this weekend. Solie promises the BIGGEST NEWS YET for next week’s Control Center. I’m assuming the World Title match will be made official.

-GREEN SCREEN PROMO: Sting has a lot on his mind between Ric Flair and The Steiner Brothers. He tells The Steiners he is serious business in the ring, even against friends.


“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Tim “Powerhouse” Parker via submission with the Figure Four (2:10)

  • Parker’s rocking sweet mutton chops. POWERHOUSE 4 LIFE.
  • Lotsa talk about the “controversy” surrounding Flair/Fujinami at Japan Supershow.
  • POST-MATCH INTERVIEW: Schiavone goes ringside to get some words with the World Champ. Flair is the fairest of them all, not Sting or Luger or The Steiners. Flair snatches the mic from Schiavone’s hand and says the World Champion is running wild at a rapid pace, gets flustered by “STING” chants.

“Flyin” Brian Pillman & El Gigante defeated Mike Thor & Jeff Stone when Pillman pinned Thor following a flying crossbody (2:39)

  • INSERT PROMO: Sid Vicious says everyone will know he rules the world at SuperBrawl.
  • This is the second Pillman/Gigante tag team match this weekend. Makes sense, Gigante is the one who saved him at WrestleWar.
  • Thor and Stone do a little hugging for that HEEL HEAT.
  • Pillman gets the pin after launching off Gigante’s shoulders for a flying crossbody. That rocked. Perfect use of Gigante.

“The Natural” Dustin Rhodes defeated Greg Sawyer via pinfall with the Bulldog (TIME NOT RECORDED but less than 3 mins)

  • Schiavone reminds us that Rhodes turned down an offer to join The York Foundation…right as Alexandra York and Hughes make their way ringside to scout.
  • Schiavone calls Rhodes’ finisher the “Oklahoma Bulldog”. Odd thing to call the finish for a VERY TEXAN pro wrestler.
  • POST-MATCH: Rhodes once again refuses to join the Foundation, York teases slapping him. Out comes Terrance Taylor, Rhodes fights off both Taylor and Mr. Hughes before rolling out to celebrate with…Ricky Morton? When did he show up?

-FEUD RECAP: Lex Luger vs. Nikita Koloff. WE GET IT. I PROMISE YOU WE GET IT, WCW. Can we focus on something else instead? Does El Gigante not WANT THE BELT anymore?


The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner) defeated Jim Corbett & Paul Lee when Scott Steiner pinned Lee following a Doomsday Bulldog (2:34)

  • INSERT PROMO: The Steiner Brothers says Sting & Lex Luger have better genetics but it won’t matter and they’re coming for them at SuperBrawl. I CAN’T WAIT.
  • Never not hilarious to see Paul Lee out there doing his tribute Nature Boy gimmick. WCW employing fake Nature Boys despite having the REAL one is also super funny.

-PREVIOUSLY RECORDED: Paul E. Dangerously catches up with Lex Luger in the locker room of the Meadowlands following his match with Nikita Koloff. Luger says if they think what everyone saw was violence they haven’t seen anything else. Nikita drew first blood but Flexy Lexy is gonna finish it.

Diamond Dallas Page and one of his Diamond Dolls introduce The Fabulous Freebirds and Big Daddy Dink to the ring.


The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes & Jimmy “Jam” Garvin) [w/ Big Daddy Dink] defeated Lynn Fields & Randy Tatum when Garvin pinned Tatum with the DDT (0:59)

  • POST-MATCH: Garvin throws Fields into Dink so he can deliver an insult to injury clothesline.

-Schiavone hypes next week’s show which will feature a closer look at the controversy surrounding Ric Flair and Tatsumi Fujinami. We get a little clip of the Flair/Fujinami match at Japan Supershow NOW AVAILABLE ON PPV. And that’s the show. Wait what? Whoa that flew by.

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