NWA: Worldwide (06.30.90)

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NWA Worldwide
June 30, 1990
Marietta, GA
Cobb County Civic Center

The current NWA Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Ric Flair (5/7/1989)
U.S. Champion: Lex Luger (5/22/1989)
World Tag Team Champions: Doom (5/19/1990)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Midnight Express (5/19/1990)
World Television Champion: Arn Anderson (1/2/1990)

Ric Flair is *YOUR* NWA world champion and he doesn’t care what Jim Herd’s stipulations are because the bottom line is to be the man, you have to beat the man. WOO!

Sting says he doesn’t want anybody to get ripped off here.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Buddy Landel.

  • The Rock N Roll Express vs. Zan Panzer & Julio Barrera

Zan Panzer is from the continent of Europe. I understand it’s 1990 and there’s a lot going on geopolitically in that part of the world, but you have to have an idea of where you come from in Europe, right? He’s wearing a pink mask and tights, so I’m going to say France. Nothing but Doom/RNR Express hype for the Great American Bash. DOUBLE DROPKICK to Panzer gives them the win in 2:46.

Mr. Excitement Jim Herd brings out Ole Anderson to tell him about the stipulations for Flair versus Sting. The Dudes with Attitudes will be surrounding the ring to prevent any Horsemen shenanigans. As for Ole Anderson, Herd has something specific in mind for him that we will have to stay tuned in for to hear about.

WRESTLING WRAP-UP: From last week (show name is never mentioned although Lance Russell and the Freebirds are on commentary), RNR Express takes Doom to a 15-minute time-limit draw. Gibson tries what he can to get a quick pinfall on Butch Reed, but no dice. Teddy Long interrupts Russell for a classic interaction. Long thinks Russell or somebody doctored the clocks and Russell does what Russell does: talks to him as a father would. Long wants a rematch this week as well on whatever show that happened on. The RNR Express then cuts a promo. Morton talks while Gibson does hand signals and possibly sign language. I don’t know! I just know he doesn’t speak. Morton says that Doom WILL NOT BEAT THE RNR EXPRESS. We’ll find out at the Great American Bash.

  • Doom (w/Teddy Long) vs. Dennis Fowler & Daryle Woodwiss

Daryle Woodwiss, eh? Total decimation as Reed holds him up for a clothesline off the second rope from Simmons for the win in 1:36.

WCW THIS WEEK: We get MORE promo time for the Rock N Roll Express. It’s getting to be a bit much, guys. Sting stops by too, which is fine since that’s all he can really do right now is talk. He tells Ric Flair that maybe this time he’s the one who will have to walk that aisle.

  • Tommy Rich vs. Ralph Hodges

Landel finds it unfair that if Sting jumps the Horsemen, then he doesn’t get DQ’ed. Fair enough. Rich works the leg and finishes Hodges with a THESZ PRESS off the second rope at 4:12. No reaction whatsoever for this victory. Poor Tommy.

Alright, Jim Herd tells Ole Anderson that he will never be a commentator on WCW ever again. This decision apparently doesn’t stop Ole from doing voiceovers, however. Herd has decided that Ole will also be handcuffed to El Gigante during the main event at the Great American Bash. This is El Gigante during his weird Argentinean warrior phase. Buddy Landel – wearing his hangover sunglasses – thinks Herd should just give the belt to Sting at this point. HA!

  • Barry Windham, Arn Anderson, and Sid Vicious vs. Tim Parker, Dino Hernandez, and ???

Yes, DINO Hernandez. Anyways, the Horsemen destroy his arm. Sid wants some of Tim Parker. You may remember Tim Parker if you’ve seen the OZ debut. The poor guy whose name was mumbled by ring announcer Tony Gilliam gets dropped on the guardrail a few times by Sid and AA. Windham hits him with the Lariat and Anderson delivers the Spinebuster for the win at 5:45. I thought we might have seen a powerbomb there too.

Elsewhere, Paul Orndorff, Junkyard Dog, and El Gigante let us know they are ready for the Great American Bash.

  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Barry Horowitz & Mike Hart

Michael Hayes appears on the split-screen to tell us there’s nothing the Steiners can do about what they are going to do to them at the Great American Bash. Ole Anderson stops by to say that Ric Flair and Sting might not even have a match at the PPV. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Belly to Belly Superplex ends Hart in 4:01.

  • Ric Flair vs. Jason Knight

Holy crap. It’s that JASON KNIGHT from ECW. Sting watches from the entry way. Just watching. The Dudes with Attitudes come out and keep an eye on him. Flair starts shoving refs and going “too far” with Knight to get himself DQ’ed in 3:00. While he has the FIGURE-FOUR locked in and grabbing the ropes, Sting gets infuriated and tries to get down to ringside, but the Dudes talk some sense into him. WOO!

WCW THIS WEEK (part two): If he talks about Doom and the RNR Express again, so help me. OH MAN. It’s Doom. Teddy Long will not let the Express regain the NWA world tag titles in Baltimore. And last but certainly not least, the man himself Ric Flair. Great American Bash will be the ultimate gut check for Sting is he’s ready to be the man. WOO!

Back over to Tony to close out the show, we hear from Ric Flair once again. It’s EPIC Carolina Flair as he tells Sting that he has to WALK THAT AISLE and beat the greatest wrestler of all-time. WOO! Awesome.

Until next time, so long for now.

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