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Wrestle War 1991

Wrestle War ’91
February 24, 1991
Phoenix, Arizona
Memorial Coliseum

With my Turner Home Entertainment version, it means there’s some matches edited out, so just to show you that you aren’t missing anything, here’s what you missed! Thank you, ProWrestlingHistory.com!

– Ultraman and Eddie Guerrero defeated Rudy Boy and Huichol (7:39) when Guerrero pinned Rudy
– Itsuki Yamazaki (from the JUMPING BOMB ANGELS!) and Mami Kitimura defeated Miki Handa and Miss A (Dynamite Kansai) (6:47) when Yamazaki pinned Miss A
– The Wild Eyed Southern Boys (Tracey Smothers and Steve Armstrong) defeated The Royal Family (Rip Morgan and Jack Victory) (12:05) when Smothers pinned Morgan.
– Terry Taylor pinned Tom Zenk (10:59) in a “no DQ” match.

Ok, here we go.

Your hosts are JR & Dusty! Read the rest of this entry

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Clash of the Champions #12 (09.90)

NWA Clash of the Champions XII: Fall Brawl
September 5, 1990
Asheville, NC
Civic Center

The current NWA Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Sting (7/7/1990)
U.S. Champion: Lex Luger (5/22/1989)
World Tag Team Champions: Doom (5/19/1990)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Rick & Scott Steiner (8/24/1990)
World Television Champion: Arn Anderson (1/2/1990)

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Bob Caudle. Read the rest of this entry

Clash of the Champions #11 (06.90)

NWA Clash of the Champions XI: Coastal Crush
June 13, 1990
Charleston, SC
McAlister Fieldhouse

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)

Probably not a good idea to open a show with a montage that reminds people of hurricane Hugo that hit Charleston a year earlier that killed 82 people and left over 50,000 homeless. Yeah, not a good idea at all. The name “Coastal Crush” is going a little bit far too if you ask me.

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Bob Caudle. Read the rest of this entry

Saturday Night’s Main Event #9 (01.87)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #9
January 3, 1987
Hartford, Connecticut
Hartford Civic Center
(Taped on 12/14/1986)

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Hulk Hogan (1/23/1984)
Intercontinental Champion: Randy Savage (2/8/1986)
World Tag Team Champions: The British Bulldogs (4/7/1986)
Women’s Champion: The Fabulous Moolah (7/9/1986)

Orndorff declares that Hulkamania will DIE TONIGHT, but Hulk disagrees! Adrian Adonis wants to dish out some payback on the Hot Rod if you know what I mean! George “The Animal” Steele has a surprise for the Macho Man! Harley Race wants a crazy black man to get down and drink his piss! It’s Saturday Night’s Main Event, BROTHER!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

Saturday Night’s Main Event #4 (01.86)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #4
January 4, 1986
Tampa, FL
The Sun Dome
(Taped on 12/19/1985)

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Hulk Hogan (1/23/1984)
Intercontinental Champion: Tito Santana (7/5/1985)
World Tag Team Champions: Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (8/24/1985)
Women’s Champion: The Fabulous Moolah (11/25/1985)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

The Wrestling Classic

WWF’s The Wrestling Classic
November 7, 1985
Chicago, IL
Rosemont Horizon

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Hulk Hogan (1/23/1984)
Intercontinental Champion: Tito Santana (7/5/1985)
World Tag Team Champions: Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (8/24/1985)
Women’s Champion: Wendi Richter (3/31/1985)

This is THE first-ever wrestling PPV. I’m not actually sure they announced what the winner of the tournament actually wins. I just kept hearing Gorilla say that the winner will be able to “write his own ticket.” Whatever that means. Okay, let’s get started!

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

Saturday Night’s Main Event #3 (11.85)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #3
November 2, 1985
Hershey, PA
Hershey Park Arena
(Taped on 10/31/1985)

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Hulk Hogan (1/23/1984)
Intercontinental Champion: Tito Santana (7/5/1985)
World Tag Team Champions: Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (8/24/1985)
Women’s Champion: Wendi Richter (3/31/1985)

Because this is the SNME Halloween ’85 special, some of the wrestlers are dressed up (more than usual) in fitting costumes for a faux Halloween party. For example, Bobby Heenan is dressed as Daniel Boone with a “weasel” cap on his head. The best has got to be Piper dressed up as SUPERROD. Great stuff.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

Saturday Night’s Main Event #1 (05.85)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #1
May 11, 1985
Long Island, NY
Nassau Coliseum
(Taped on 5/10/1985)

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Hulk Hogan (1/23/1984)
Intercontinental Champion: Greg Valentine (9/24/1984)
World Tag Team Champions: Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff (3/31/1985)
Women’s Champion: Wendi Richter (3/31/1985)

Besides grabbing Hogan from Verne Gagne and taking a chance on Wrestlemania, putting Saturday Night’s Main Event on NBC was the best idea Vince had in the 1980s. When you consider that the majority of America back then did not have cable or satellite television, not everyone could enjoy WWF programming so this show played a big part in making the WWF the most popular wrestling promotion in the country. The show also played a major role in kick-starting many of the huge Wrestlemania main-event feuds. The first episode is the fallout to the first Wrestlemania. A couple things that you need to remember before I go ahead with the recap; in the main-event at Wrestlemania, Orndorff took the fall and was therefore blamed by Piper and Orton for losing the biggest match in their careers. Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff captured the tag titles from the US Express, Barry Windham and Mike Rotunda. Also with Cyndi Lauper at her side, Wendi Richter regained the Women’s title against Lelani Kai who was managed by Fabulous Moolah. As you might be able to tell, I’m being a lot tamer on this show compared to the newer, over-exposed SNME’s. It’s just not the same!

We hear from Wendi Richter, Cyndi Lauper, Hulk Hogan and Mr. T!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

WrestleMania

WWF WrestleMania
March 31, 1985
New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Hulk Hogan (1/23/1984)
Intercontinental Champion: Greg Valentine (9/24/1984)
World Tag Team Champions: Mike Rotunda and Barry Windham (1/21/1985)
Women’s Champion: Lelani Kai (2/18/1985)

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and a relatively unbiased Jesse Ventura throughout the event! Mean Gene starts us off with the National Anthem. It’s good they hired actual talented singers in years to come. Read the rest of this entry

World Championship Wrestling (04.29.89)

NWA World Championship Wrestling
April 29, 1989
Atlanta, GA
Center Stage Theatre

Your host is Jim Ross. Get this man another heel to argue with! PRONTO! Read the rest of this entry

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