NWA: Worldwide (07.07.90)


NWA Worldwide
July 7, 1990

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)

Sting is ready to find out if Ric Flair really is the man and if he’s all night long. OW!

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Dutch Mantel. Finally someone capable of doing color commentary.

  • Tommy Rich vs. Dave Johnson

Johnson thinks he can hang with the former NWA world champ. Naw. THESZ PRESS at 2:27.

Ric Flair talks about how awesome his Four Horsemen are. Sting is walking around on a bad leg on borrowed time. That’s his whole game plan come the Great American Bash. WOO!

We get some clips of when Sting upset Flair in the Ironman Finals back at Starrcade. Now at the Clash in February, Sting was kicked out of the Four Horsemen and completely mugged by them. They even show the moment Sting’s knee was torn. Moving onto Wrestle War when Sting tried to motivate Lex Luger to beat Ric Flair and ultimately ended up costing him the NWA world title. Back in the early part of May, Barry Windham returned to the NWA on the side of the Four Horsemen and helped mug Luger and Sting until the Steiners, Eddie Gilbert, Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk made the save.

  • Paul Orndorff vs. Mike Thor

When you’re watching Orndorff, you’re just waiting for him to turn heel. Rocky King stops by to make us feel good about the Dudes with Attitudes. In fact, they come out to watch Orndorff’s back. Where was this unity when WCW was being attacked by the nWo? PILEDRIVER ends Thor in 2:04.

Afterwards, Barry Horowitz and Mike Hart head out to get them some of the Dudes as a distraction, but they are quickly tossed aside. Here come the Four Horsemen, but the Dudes clean house on them as well. They all hold Ric Flair back from getting at Sting.

WCW THIS WEEK: Jim Cornette wants the Southern Boys to understand they are jumping on a team that they can’t handle. If they think they will take the NWA U.S. tag belts away from the Midnight Express, they are sadly mistaken and will find that out at the Great American Bash. Arn Anderson and Sid Vicious discuss the Dudes with Attitudes. Arn speaks softly and says more than Sid’s yelling ever could. Ric Flair exudes confidence for his Four Horsemen at the Bash. As for Sting, he still has to beat him despite all the stipulations and rules set up by the NWA and Jim Herd. WOO!

  • Buddy Landel vs. Stanley Littlebear

No mention of Landel facing Brian Pillman at the Bash. LANDEL ELBOW DROP scores the pinfall at 4:18.

Paul Orndorff discusses giving Paul E Dangerously an attitude adjustment. Looks like an Orndorff/Callous match is coming soon.

  • Brian Pillman vs. JD Wolf

Poor JD Wolf tries to head up top and drop a bomb on Pillman, but takes a dropkick to the floor. Probably got an extra $20 for that one. Missile Dropkick ends Wolf in 1:44.

Elsewhere, Jim Cornette dares all the challengers of the Midnight Express to just try and go out and impress him. He considers the Midnights to be the greatest tag team in pro wrestling and always will be.

  • Stan Hansen vs. ???

Crowd wants Tommy Rich to come after Hansen. LARIAT and elbow drop gives Hansen the win at 2:20.

Tommy Rich tells us that the OLD WILDFIRE is back and if his path crosses with Hansen, he will never give up. Oddly enough, Tommy Rich would face Harley Race at the Great American Bash instead.

  • Star Blazer vs. Mark Kyle

Star Blazer is Tim Horner repackaged under a mask in his debut. His Lightning Express partner Brad Armstrong would receive a similar treatment in 1991 as the Badstreet and Arachniman characters. Horner walks the ropes (not quite as gingerly as the Spoiler or Mean Mark) and monkey flips Kyle away. Handspring elbow and a Flying Bulldog takes care of Kyle in 4:28.

WCW THIS WEEK (part two): Tony talks with Lex Luger and El Gigante for the final hard sell of the Bash PPV. Lex is super pumped for his match with Mean Mark. He feels that Mean Mark earned his title shot, but he chose the wrong path. NICE. In comes Sting since El Gigante should stay silent. Sting is super nervous, but he’s ready. He’s even got the NO-DQ stipulation now against Ric Flair. DON’T MISS THE BASH, FOLKS!

  • Doom (w/Teddy Long) vs. Jim Hardtime & Stanley Littlebear

Poor Littlebear is on double job duty tonight. Simmons hits the SPINEBUSTER on Hardtime at 1:48 for the win.

We hear from the Rock N Roll Express to close out the show. They are going for the big number five at the Bash. No interruption from DOOM? Too bad.

Until next time, so long for now.


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