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WCW Saturday Night (08.01.92)

WCW Saturday Night
August 1, 1992
Atlanta, GA
Center Stage Theatre

The current WCW & NWA Champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Big Van Vader (7/12/1992)
WCW U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
WCW World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/13/1992)
WCW World Light Heavyweight Champion: Brad Armstrong (7/5/1992)
WCW/NWA World Tag Team Champions: Dr. Death & Terry Gordy (7/12/1992)

Before the program, we see a past interview where the TV champ Steve Austin calls Ricky Steamboat yellow for ducking a title shot because he was home nursing some hurt ribs. Therefore, no more title shots for Ricky Steamboat. Well, Steamboat rips off his Ralph Lauren polo to reveal taped ribs. That proves everything!


Your hosts are Jim Ross & Bill Watts. Read the rest of this entry

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WWEClassics on Demand Showcase (06.09)

WWEClassics on Demand Showcase
June 2009

Best of WCCW

  • Harley Race vs. Kerry Von Erich – No DQ Match (WCCW Fritz Von Erich Retirement Show, 6/4/82)

Winner gets a shot at Flair’s NWA world title. Read the rest of this entry

WCW World Cruiserweight Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Brian Pillman Richard Morton 10/27/1991 Halloween Havoc[1]
Jushin Liger Brian Pillman 12/25/1991 Atlanta, GA
Brian Pillman (2) Jushin Liger 2/29/1992 Superbrawl II
Scotty Flamingo Brian Pillman 6/20/1992 Beach Blast
Brad Armstrong Scotty Flamingo 7/5/1992 Atlanta, GA[2]
Shinjiro Ohtani Wild Pegasus 3/20/1996 Japan[3]
Dean Malenko Shinjiro Ohtani 5/2/1996 Worldwide
Rey Mysterio Dean Malenko 7/8/1996 Monday Nitro
Dean Malenko (2) Rey Mysterio 10/27/1996 Halloween Havoc
Ultimo Dragon Dean Malenko 12/29/1996 Starrcade
Dean Malenko (3) Ultimo Dragon 1/21/1997 Clash 34
Syxx Dean Malenko 2/23/1997 Superbrawl VII
Chris Jericho Syxx 6/28/1997 Saturday Nitro
Alex Wright Chris Jericho 7/28/1997 Monday Nitro
Chris Jericho (2) Alex Wright 8/16/1997 Saturday Night
Eddie Guerrero Chris Jericho 9/14/1997 Fall Brawl
Rey Mysterio (2) Eddie Guerrero 10/26/1997 Halloween Havoc
Eddie Guerrero (2) Rey Mysterio 11/10/1997 Monday Nitro
Ultimo Dragon (2) Eddie Guerrero 12/29/1997 Monday Nitro
Juventud Guerrera Ultimo Dragon 1/8/1998 Thunder
Rey Mysterio (3) Juventud Guerrera 1/15/1998 Thunder
Chris Jericho (3) Rey Mysterio 1/24/1998 Souled Out
Dean Malenko (4) Chris Jericho 5/17/1998 Slamboree[4]
Chris Jericho (4) Dean Malenko 6/14/1998 Great
American Bash[5]
Juventud Guerrera (2) Chris Jericho 8/8/1998 Road Wild[6]
Billy Kidman Juventud Guerrera 9/14/1998 Monday Nitro
Juventud Guerrera (3) Billy Kidman 11/16/1998 Monday Nitro
Billy Kidman (2) Juventud Guerrera 11/22/1998 World War III
Rey Mysterio (4) Billy Kidman 3/15/1999 Monday Nitro
Psychosis Rey Mysterio 4/19/1999 Monday Nitro[7]
Rey Mysterio (5) Psychosis 4/26/1999 Monday Nitro
Lenny Lane Rey Mysterio 8/19/1999 Thunder[8]
Disco Inferno Psychosis 10/4/1999 Monday Nitro[9]
Evan Karagias Disco Inferno 11/22/1999 Mayhem
Madusa Evan Karagias 12/19/1999 Starrcade
Oklahoma Madusa 1/16/2000 Souled Out[10]
The Artist Lash Leroux 2/20/2000 Superbrawl 2000[11]
Billy Kidman (3) The Artist 3/30/2000 Baltimore, MD
The Artist (2) Billy Kidman 3/31/2000 Pittsburgh, PA[12]
Chris Candido 4/16/2000 Spring
Stampede[13]
Crowbar & Daffney Chris Candido &
TammyLynnSytch
5/15/2000 Monday Nitro[14]
Daffney Crowbar 5/22/2000 Monday Nitro[15]
Lieutenant Loco Daffney 6/6/2000 Thunder[16]
Lance Storm Lieutenant Loco 7/31/2000 Monday Nitro
Elix Skipper 8/14/2000 Monday Nitro[17]
Mike Sanders Elix Skipper 10/2/2000 Monday Nitro[18]
Chavo Guerrero (2) Mike Sanders 12/4/2000 Thunder
Shane Helms Chavo Guerrero 3/18/2001 Greed
In March 2001, WWE buys out WCW and the title becomes defended on WWE programming.
Billy Kidman (4) Gregory Helms 7/5/2001 Smackdown!
X-Pac (2) Billy Kidman 7/30/2001 Raw is War[19]
Billy Kidman (5) X-Pac 10/11/2001 Smackdown!
Tajiri Billy Kidman 10/22/2001 Raw[20]

Footnotes:
[1]: This was a tournament final match to determine the first ever WCW Light Heavyweight champion.
[2]: Armstrong vacated the title at the Clash of the Champions 20 on 9/2/1992 because of a knee injury. A tournament was scheduled to begin, but never happened and the title was dropped when Eric Bischoff took over WCW in March 1993.
[3]: This was a tournament final match to crown the first ever WCW World Cruiserweight champion.
[4]: Since Malenko could no longer challenge for the WCW World Cruiserweight title, he won a battle royal under Cicople’s mask to get a shot at Jericho and his title. Because of the way he won the title, Malenko was stripped of the belt on the 6/11/98 Thunder.
[5]: This was a match to determine a champion. Jericho won by disqualification, which still counts as a title win for him.
[6]: Dean Malenko served as the special guest referee in this match.
[7]: This was a four-way match which also included Juventud Guerrera and Blitzkrieg.
[8]: Lane was stripped of the belt because of his homosexual gimmick that made TBS uncomfortable.
[9]: Disco Inferno and Psychosis wrestled to crown a new WCW World Cruiserweight champion.
[10]: Oklahoma was forced to vacate the belt because he exceeded the weight limit requirements.
[11]: This was a tournament final.
[12]: Once the Russo/Bischoff era started on 4/10/2000, all the titles were made vacant as they reset the company.
[13]: Candido won a six-way match which also included The Artist, Juventud Guerrera, Shannon Moore, Lash Leroux and Crowbar.
[14]: Crowbar and Daffney defeated Candido & Tammy Lynn Sytch in a mixed tag match to become co-champions.
[15]: Daffney defeated Crowbar to become the undisputed champion.
[16]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Disco Inferno.
[17]: Since Lance Storm was already the WCW U.S. champion and the WCW Hardcore champion, he awarded the WCW World Cruiserweight title to fellow Team Canada partner Elix Skipper.
[18]: Sanders and Kevin Nash defeated Elix Skipper in a handicap powerbomb match to win the belt.
[19]: With X-Pac’s WCW World Cruiserweight title win, this unified the belts with the WWF Light Heavyweight title.
[20]: With the demise of the Alliance at the Survivor Series PPV on 11/18/01, the title becomes known as the WWF Cruiserweight title.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

Clash of the Champions #22 (01.93)

WCW Clash of the Champions XXII
January 13, 1993
Milwaukee, WI
The Mecca

The current WCW & NWA Champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Big Van Vader (12/30/1992)
NWA World Champion: The Great Muta (1/4/1993)
WCW U.S. Champion: Dustin Rhodes (1/11/1993) (unaired)
WCW/NWA World Tag Team Champions: Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas (11/18/1992)
WCW World Television Champion: vacant (11/1/1992)

We first go to Bill Watts and Tony Schiavone. Watts announces that Van Hammer’s arm hurts and now he can’t compete with Vinnie Vegas in the arm wrestling match. Tony Atlas is his replacement. Yeah, if Hammer was going to lose anyway, might as well have Vinnie beat a black guy. Right, Bill? Also, there’s been a situation between Bill’s son Erik Watts and Arn Anderson. Sounds like Erik’s been arrested! Tonight, Erik Watts has been suspended for PR reasons.

Larry Zbyszko is standing by with Erik Watts right now: Watts stumbles through the interview, denying the accusations and saying that he understands what his daddy had to do.

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jesse Ventura. This would be JR’s last major show in WCW before heading to the WWF to wear a toga. Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (11.28.92)

WCW Worldwide
November 28, 1992
Gainesville, GA
Georgia Mountains Center

The current WCW & NWA Champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Ron Simmons (8/2/1992)
NWA World Champion: Masa Chono (8/12/1992)
WCW U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
WCW/NWA World Tag Team Champions: Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas (11/18/1992)
WCW World Television Champion: vacant (11/1/1992)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Jesse Ventura. Read the rest of this entry

Clash of the Champions #21 (11.92)

WCW Clash of the Champions #21
November 18, 1992
Macon, GA
Macon Coliseum

The current WCW & NWA Champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Ron Simmons (8/2/1992)
NWA World Champion: Masa Chono (8/12/1992)
WCW U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
WCW/NWA World Tag Team Champions: Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham (9/21/1992)
WCW World Television Champion: vacant (11/1/1992)

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jesse Ventura. Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (09.26.92)

WCW Worldwide
September 26, 1992
Gainesville, GA
Georgia Mountains Center

The current WCW & NWA Champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Ron Simmons (8/2/1992)
NWA World Champion: Masa Chono (8/12/1992)
WCW U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
WCW/NWA World Tag Team Champions: Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham (9/21/1992)
WCW World Television Champion: Scott Steiner (9/29/1992)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Jesse Ventura. Read the rest of this entry

Beach Blast 1992

WCW Beach Blast
June 20, 1992
Mobile, AL
Mobile Civic Center

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Sting (2/29/1992)
U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (5/23/1992)
World Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Pillman (2/29/1992)
World Tag Team Champions: Rick & Scott Steiner (5/1/1992)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Freebirds (5/17/1992)

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jesse Ventura. Read the rest of this entry

Wrestle War 1992

WCW WrestleWar
May 17, 1992
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville Coliseum

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Sting (2/29/1992)
U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
World Television Champion: Barry Windham (4/27/1992)
World Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Pillman (2/29/1992)
World Tag Team Champions: Rick & Scott Steiner (5/1/1992)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Taylor Made Man & Greg Valentine (2/17/1992)

Once again, our friends at Turner Home Entertainment have cut off some of the fat from this show and that leaves it nice and trim! Here are the results of the matches that have been edited off my tape to show you what you missed or didn’t miss. Credit goes to ProWrestlingHistory.com.

  • Johnny B Badd pinned Tracy Smothers (7:03) with the Kiss That Don’t Miss.
  • Scotty Flamingo pinned Marcus Bagwell (7:11) after reversing a rollup into one of his own.
  • Super Invader pinned Todd Champion (5:26) with a powerbomb.
  • Big Josh pinned Richard Morton (7:33) after the Northern Exposure (seated senton splash).

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jesse Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

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