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ROH: The Era of Honor Begins (02.2002)

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ROH: The Era of Honor Begins
February 23, 2002
Philadelphia, PA
Murphy Rec Center

If the name didn’t give it away, this is the first-ever Ring of Honor show. The original idea was that ROH would take the best of the American independent wrestling scene and put them all onto a mega huge super show once a month. But it’s not going to be like all the other sportz entertainment bullcrap promotions that the mainstream companies have jammed down your throats for the past five years. ROH also refuses to give our fans the outdated insulting gimmicks that we saw from a decade ago. In fact, the wrestlers here must abide by a code of honor in order to remain in this promotion. What could go wrong, AMIRITE?

Before anything gets started, we see Da Hit Squad hyping ROH to the tour buses coming in from NYC and Boston.

Your hosts are Donnie B and Steve Corino.
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WWE – The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions (BLURAY EDITION~!)

WWE – The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions
Released: 5/22/2012
Two-Disc BLU-RAY Set

DISC ONE

Your host is Dusty Rhodes. Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (12.21.91)

WCW Worldwide
December 21, 1991
Macon, GA
Macon Coliseum

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Pillman (10/27/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes (11/19/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Young Pistols (11/5/1991)

Today’s feature match will be WCW World Television Champion Steve Austin going up against Todd Champion. I can already see the blown spots.

Your host is Tony Schiavone. Read the rest of this entry

Halloween Havoc 1991

WCW Halloween Havoc 1991
October 27, 1991
Chattanooga, TN
UTC Arena

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Sting (8/25/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: The Enforcers (9/5/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Patriots (8/12/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: The York Foundation (10/8/1991)

Yeah, once again, I have the Turner Home Entertainment version. That means there is some matches that have been cut and one that really shocks me is the Pillman/Morton match. Having followed some of the quarter and semifinal matches of this title tournament on Worldwide, I was kind of bummed that it’s missing. Good to know there’s Pillman/Liger stuff on the way though. Here’s what was edited off the Turner version. Credit goes to ProWrestlingHistory.com!

  • Big Josh & PN News beat The Creatures (Joey Maggs & Johnny Rich) (5:16) when News made the pin.
  • Bobby Eaton pinned Terrance Taylor (16:00).
  • Bill Kazmaier beat Oz (3:59) via submission.
  • Van Hammer pinned Doug Sommers (1:13).
  • Brian Pillman pinned Richard Morton (12:45) to win the first WCW Light Heavyweight Title.

On a personal sidenote, this is probably the earliest PPV of my childhood that I can recall listening to for free through the static and having reactions like “Oh man! I just saw Ron Simmons for a second there!” From that standpoint, I believe we all know where I’m coming from. I remember being disappointed that Luger retained the title (oops, spoiler!) and then flipping over to watch game seven of the Braves/Twins World Series to witness my beloved Braves lose- boy, I was one upset five year-old. Anyways, let’s get to the PPV.

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone! Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (10.19.91)

WCW Worldwide
October 19, 1991

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Sting (8/25/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: The Enforcers (9/5/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Patriots (8/12/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: The York Foundation (10/8/1991)

We’re one week away from Halloween Havoc!

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Magnum TA! Read the rest of this entry

Clash of the Champions #16 (09.91)

WCW Clash of the Champions XVI: Fall Brawl
September 5, 1991
Augusta, GA
Civic Center

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Sting (8/25/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Vacant (7/18/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Patriots (8/12/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: Dustin Rhodes, Big Josh & Tom Zenk (8/5/1991)

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone! Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (08.24.91)

WCW Worldwide
August 24, 1991
St. Joseph, MO
(Taped on August 5, 1991)

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Vacant (7/14/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Vacant (7/18/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Patriots (8/12/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: Dustin Rhodes, Big Josh & Tom Zenk (8/5/1991)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Magnum TA! Read the rest of this entry

Great American Bash 1991

WCW Great American Bash
July 14, 1991
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Arena

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Vacant (7/1/1991)
U.S. Champion: Lex Luger (12/16/1990)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Rick & Scott Steiner (3/9/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Freebirds (5/19/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: Michael Hayes, Jimmy Garvin and Badstreet (6/3/1991)

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone! Read the rest of this entry

Clash of the Champions #15 (06.91)

WCW Clash of the Champions XV: Knocksville USA
June 14, 1991
Knoxville, TN
Civic Coliseum

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Ric Flair (1/11/1991)
U.S. Champion: Lex Luger (12/16/1990)
World Television Champion: Bobby Eaton (5/19/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Rick & Scott Steiner (3/9/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Freebirds (5/19/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: Michael Hayes, Jimmy Garvin and Badstreet (6/3/1991)

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone. Read the rest of this entry

Superbrawl I

WCW Superbrawl I: Return from the Rising Sun
May 19, 1991
St. Petersburg, FL
Bayfront Center

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Ric Flair (1/11/1991)
U.S. Champion: Lex Luger (12/16/1990)
World Television Champion: Arn Anderson (1/14/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Rick & Scott Steiner (2/20/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Vacant (2/20/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: Tommy Rich, Ricky Morton & Junkyard Dog (2/17/1991)

Before we get started, my Turner Home Entertainment tape has thrown out five matches from this twelve match card.

  • Danny Spivey pinned Ricky Morton (3:11) after a powerbomb.
  • Nikita Koloff pinned Tommy Rich (4:07) with the Russian sickle.
  • Dustin Rhodes pinned Terrance Taylor (8:05) after some interference from Mr. Hughes backfired.
  • Big Josh pinned Black Bart (3:46) after a seated senton.
  • Oz pinned Tim Parker (0:26) with a helicopter slam.
    Credit goes to ProWrestlingHistory.com

Your hosts are JR & Dusty! This would be Dusty’s last PPV as a color man until Starrcade ’95, which is a good break for all of us. Read the rest of this entry

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