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NWA: Worldwide (06.23.90)

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NWA Worldwide
June 23, 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)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Kevin Sullivan. Read the rest of this entry

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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

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The Midnight Express Youtube/Dailymotion Mixtape!

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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

Scott & Justin’s Wrestlemania III

Wrestlemania III

March 29, 1987

Pontiac Silverdome

Pontiac, Michigan

Attendance: Somewhere between 78,000 and 93,000

Closed Circuit Attendance: 441, 000

Buy Rate: 8.0

Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura
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WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Titles History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Junkyard Dog,
Ricky Morton &
Tommy Rich
Buddy Landel,
Dutch Mantel &
Dr. X
2/17/1991 Atlanta, GA[1]
The Freebirds &
Badstreet
Junkyard Dog,
Ricky Morton &
Tommy Rich
6/3/1991 Worldwide
Dustin Rhodes,
Big Josh &
Tom Zenk
The Freebirds &
Badstreet
8/24/1991 Worldwide
The
York Foundation
Dustin Rhodes,
Big Josh &
Tom Zenk
10/8/1991 Main Event
The titles would be retired by November 1991.

Footnotes:
[1]: No tournament or anything, just two teams put together to revive the titles.

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

WCW World Television Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Arn Anderson Tom Zenk 1/14/1991 Main Event[1]
Bobby Eaton Arn Anderson 5/19/1991 Superbrawl I
Steve Austin Bobby Eaton 6/29/1991 Worldwide
Barry Windham Steve Austin 5/9/1992 Saturday Night
Steve Austin (2) Barry Windham 6/13/1992 Worldwide
Ricky Steamboat Steve Austin 9/2/1992 Clash 20
Scott Steiner Ricky Steamboat 9/29/1992 Worldwide[2]
Paul Orndorff Erik Watts 3/2/1993 Power Hour[3]
Ricky Steamboat (2) Paul Orndorff 8/18/1993 Clash 24
Lord Steven Regal Ricky Steamboat 9/19/1993 Fall Brawl
Larry Zbyszko Lord Steven Regal 5/2/1994 Saturday Night
Lord Steven Regal (2) Larry Zbyszko 6/23/1994 Clash 27
Johnny B. Badd Lord Steven Regal 9/18/1994 Fall Brawl
Arn Anderson (2) Johnny B. Badd 1/8/1995 Main Event
Renegade Arn Anderson 6/18/1995 Great American Bash
Diamond Dallas Page Renegade 9/17/1995 Fall Brawl
Johnny B. Badd (2) Diamond Dallas Page 10/29/1995 Halloween Havoc
Lex Luger Johnny B. Badd 2/17/1996 Baltimore, MD
Johnny B. Badd (3) Lex Luger 2/18/1996 Norfolk, VA
Lex Luger (2) Johnny B. Badd 3/6/1996 Saturday Night
Lord Steven Regal (3) Lex Luger 8/20/1996 Saturday Night
Prince Iaukea Lord Steven Regal 2/17/1997 Monday Nitro
Ultimo Dragon Prince Iaukea 4/7/1997 Monday Nitro
Lord Steven Regal (4) Ultimo Dragon 5/18/1997 Slamboree
Ultimo Dragon (2) Lord Steven Regal 7/21/1997 Monday Nitro
Alex Wright Ultimo Dragon 8/21/1997 Clash 35
Disco Inferno Alex Wright 9/22/1997 Monday Nitro
Perry Saturn Disco Inferno 11/3/1997 Monday Nitro
Disco Inferno (2) Perry Saturn 12/8/1997 Monday Nitro
Booker T Disco Inferno 12/29/1997 Monday Nitro
Rick Martel Booker T 2/16/1998 Monday Nitro
Booker T (2) Rick Martel 2/23/1998 Superbrawl VIII
Chris Benoit Booker T 4/30/1998 Thunder
Booker T (3) Chris Benoit 5/1/1998 Greenville, SC
Chris Benoit (2) Booker T 5/2/1998 Charleston, SC
Booker T (4) Chris Benoit 5/3/1998 Savannah, GA
Fit Finley Booker T 5/4/1998 Monday Nitro
Booker T (5) Fit Finley 6/14/1998 Great American Bash
Chris Jericho Stevie Ray 8/12/1998 Thunder
Konnan Chris Jericho 11/30/1998 Monday Nitro
Scott Steiner (2) Konnan 12/31/1998 Thunder
Booker T (6) Scott Steiner 3/14/1999 UnCeNSoReD
Rick Steiner Booker T 5/9/1999 Slamboree
Chris Benoit (3) Rick Steiner 9/13/1999 Monday Nitro
Rick Steiner (2) Chris Benoit 10/24/1999 Halloween Havoc
Scott Hall Rick Steiner 11/21/1999 Mayhem[4]
Jim Duggan 2/16/2000 Thunder[5]

Footnotes:
[1]: When WCW withdrew from the NWA in January 1991, Arn Anderson’s NWA World Television title reign carried over into the first WCW World Television title reign.
[2]: The title became vacant when Scott Steiner left WCW for the WWF.
[3]: This is a tournament final.
[4]: Hall wins the WCW WOrld TV belt by forfeit. Since he’s already the WCW U.S. champion, he throws the TV belt in the trashcan on the 11/29/99 edition of Nitro.
[5]: Duggan finds the TV belt in the dumpster and claims the title. During the Russo and Bischoff reset of WCW on 4/10/2000, the WCW World TV title was finally retired.

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

NWA World Television Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Danny Miller Ole Anderson 2/27/1974 Raleigh, NC[1]
Ivan Koloff Danny Miller 5/10/1974 Richmond, VA
Paul Jones Ivan Koloff 7/8/1974 Charlotte, NC
Ivan Koloff (2) Paul Jones 10/24/1974 Anderson, NC
Paul Jones (2) Ivan Koloff 12/26/1974 Greensboro, NC
Ric Flair Paul Jones 2/8/1975 Winston-Salem, NC
Paul Jones (3) Ric Flair 8/8/1975 Richmond, VA[2]
Angelo Mosca Mr. Wrestling 4/14/1976 Raleigh, NC[3]
Paul Jones (4) Angelo Mosca 6/30/1976 Raleigh, NC
Mr. Wrestling Paul Jones 10/16/1976 Greensboro, NC
Greg Valentine Mr. Wrestling 11/8/1976 Raleigh, NC
Rufus R. Jones Greg Valentine 11/30/1976 Charleston, SC
Greg Valentine (2) Rufus R. Jones 1/19/1977 Raleigh, NC
Rufus R. Jones (2) Greg Valentine 2/15/1977 Raleigh, NC
Ric Flair (2) Rufus R. Jones 4/4/1977 Greenville, SC
Ricky Steamboat Ric Flair 6/15/1977 Raleigh, NC
Baron Von Raschke Ricky Steamboat 10/12/1977 Raleigh, NC
Johnny Weaver Baron Von Raschke 3/5/1978 Charlotte, NC
Baron Von Raschke (2) Johnny Weaver 3/26/1978 Greensboro, NC
Paul Jones (5) Baron Von Raschke 6/7/1978 Raleigh, NC
Ricky Steamboat (2) Paul Jones 6/10/1978 Asheville, NC
Masked Superstar Blackjack Mulligan 4/1/1980 Raleigh, NC[4]
Roddy Piper 11/1/1980 Richmond, VA[5]
Sweet Ebony Diamond 4/29/1981 Raleigh, NC[6]
Greg Valentine (3) Sweet Ebony Diamond May 1981
Sweet Ebony Diamond (2) Greg Valentine 5/30/1981 Charlotte, NC
Greg Valentine (4) Sweet Ebony Diamond Summer 1981
Ron Bass Greg Valentine 9/6/1981 Asheville, NC
Ivan Koloff (3) Ron Bass 11/3/1981 Charlotte, NC
Jimmy Valiant Ivan Koloff 1/2/1982 Hampton, VA
Ivan Koloff (4) Jimmy Valiant Spring 1982
Jimmy Valiant (2) Ivan Koloff 6/6/1982 Toronto, Ontario
Ivan Koloff (5) Jimmy Valiant Fall 1982
Jimmy Valiant (3) Ivan Koloff 10/17/1982 Toronto, Ontario
Jos LeDuc Jimmy Valiant Fall 1982 [7]
Bad Leroy Brown 11/27/1982 Greensboro, NC[8]
Mike Rotunda Bad Leroy Brown 12/25/1982 Charlotte, NC
Dick Slater Mike Rotunda 2/22/1983 Columbia, SC
Roddy Piper (2) Dick Slater 3/27/1983 Asheville, NC
Dick Slater (2) Roddy Piper 4/3/1983 Greensboro, NC
Jos LeDuc (2) Dick Slater 4/30/1983 Richmond, VA
Great Kabuki Jos LeDuc 5/23/1983 Greenville, SC
Jimmy Valiant (4) Great Kabuki 11/24/1983 Starrcade[9]
Mark Youngblood Dick Slater 3/7/1984 Spartanburg, SC[10]
Tully Blanchard Mark Youngblood 5/1984
Dusty Rhodes Tully Blanchard 3/16/1985 Greensboro, NC
Tully Blanchard (2) Dusty Rhodes 4/28/1985 Charlotte, NC
Dusty Rhodes (2) Tully Blanchard 7/6/1985 Great American Bash
Arn Anderson Wahoo McDaniel 1/4/1986 Greensboro, NC[11]
Dusty Rhodes (3) Arn Anderson 9/9/1986 Pro
Tully Blanchard (3) Dusty Rhodes 11/27/1986 Starrcade
Nikita Koloff Tully Blanchard 8/1/1987 Pro
Mike Rotunda (2) Nikita Koloff 1/26/1988 Pro
Rick Steiner Mike Rotunda 12/26/1988 Starrcade
Mike Rotunda (3) Rick Steiner 2/20/1989 Chi-Town Rumble
Sting Mike Rotunda 3/31/1989 World Championship Wrestling[12]
Great Muta Sting 9/3/1989 Atlanta, GA
Arn Anderson (2) Great Muta 1/2/1990 Power Hour
Tom Zenk Arn Anderson 12/4/1990 World Championship Wrestling
WCW withdrew from the NWA in January 1991.

Footnotes:
[1]: This was a tournament final to crown the first NWA Mid-Atlantic TV champion.

[2]: Paul Jones had won the NWA US title on November 27, 1975, and gave up the TV title.

[3]: This was a tournament final to fill the vacancy.

[4]: Steamboat vacated the title in December 1978 when he won the US title. This was a tournament final to fill the vacancy.

[5]: Piper vacated the title after winning the US title on January 27, 1981.
[6]: This was a tournament final to fill the vacancy.

[7]: LeDuc was soon stripped of the title for excessive cheating.
[8]: Bad Leroy Brown won a 20-man battle royal to win the title.
[9]: Valiant dropped his ‘Charlie Brown’ persona and vacated the title.
[10]: This was the final round of a tournament to determine the NWA TV champion. Dick Slater’s US title, of course, was not on the line in this match. Also note that in a semifinal encounter vs. Assassin #2, Mark Youngblood put his feet up on the middle ropes to gain the pinfall.

[11]: This was a tournament final. The title was declared vacant when Dusty Rhodes was unable to defend the belt due to an injury.

[12]: Due to a controversial finish at the Great American Bash in July 1989, the NWA world TV belt was held up. Tapes later showed that Muta’s shoulders were off the mat.

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

NWA United States Tag Team Titles History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Ivan Koloff &
Krusher Khrushchev
Dutch Mantel &
Bobby Jaggers
9/28/1986 Atlanta, GA[1]
Ron Garvin &
Barry Windham
Ivan Koloff &
Krusher Khrushchev
12/9/1986 Spartanburg, SC
Ivan Koloff &
Dick Murdoch
Ron Garvin &
Barry Windham
3/14/1987 Atlanta, GA[2]
Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane Ron Garvin &
Barry Windham
5/16/1987 Atlanta, GA[3]
The Fantastics Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane 4/26/1988 Chattanooga, TN
Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (2) The Fantastics 7/10/1988 Great
American Bash
[4]
The Fantastics (2) Ron Simmons &
Eddie Gilbert
12/7/1988 Clash of the
Champions 4
[5]
Kevin Sullivan &
Steve Williams
The Fantastics 12/26/1988 Starrcade
Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steiner Kevin Sullivan &
Steve Williams
2/28/1989 World
Championship
Wrestling[6]
Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk Michael Hayes &
Jimmy Garvin
2/12/1990 Rainesville, AL[7]
Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (3) Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk 5/19/1990 Capital Combat
Rick &
Scott Steiner
Bobby Eaton &
Stan Lane
8/24/1990 East
Rutherford, NJ
WCW withdrew from the NWA from January 1991 until July 1992. The NWA U.S. Tag Team Titles would be revived by NWA: New Jersey in 1996.
The Lost Boys 2/3/1996 Cherry Hill, NJ[8]
Bad Attitude The Lost Boys 4/27/1996 Yardsville, NJ
Downward Spiral Bad Attitude 11/16/1996 Blackwood, NJ
The Lost Boys (2) Twiggy Ramirez &
Wayne Gacy
12/7/1996 Mount Holly, NJ[9]
Downward Spiral (2) The Lost Boys 3/8/1997 Woodbury, NJ
Ray Odyssey & Inferno Kid Downward Spiral 4/12/1997 Yardsville, NJ
Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis
Ray Odyssey & Inferno Kid 6/14/1997 Vineland, NJ
Ian Rotten & Blaze Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis
9/21/1997 Bardstown, KY[10]
Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis (2)
Devon Storm &
Twiggy Ramirez
2/7/1998 Somerdale, NJ
Ace Darling & Devon Storm Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis
2/28/1998 Philadelphia, PA
Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis (3)
Ace Darling & Devon Storm 3/22/1998 Garfield, NJ
Lance Diamond &
Steve Corino
Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis
7/31/1998 Mt. Holly, NJ
The Pitbulls Lance Diamond &
Steve Corino
8/22/1998 Mt. Holly, NJ
Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis (4)
The Pitbulls 11/13/1998 Hazlet, NJ
Doug Gilbert &
Buddy Landel
Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis
6/5/1999 Holmdel, NJ
Public Enemy Doug Gilbert & Tommy Rich 10/30/1999 North
Brunswick, NJ[11]
The Pitbulls (2) Public Enemy 12/11/1999 West
Deptford, NJ
The NWA U.S. tag titles were finally abandoned in 2000.

Footnotes:
[1]: This was a tournament final to crown the first champions.
[2]: In April 1987, Dick Murdoch was suspended for injuring Nikita Koloff with a Brainbuster on the concrete floor.
[3]: This was a tournament final.
[4]: In September 1988, the Midnight Express won the NWA world tag team belts. Therefore, the US tag titles were vacated.
[5]: This was a tournament final.
[6]: Briefly after Wrestle War in May, the NWA shelved their US tag titles.
[7]: The NWA reinstated the US tag belts, leading to a tag tournament. This was the finals.
[8]: The Lost Boys won a triangle match over the Greek Connection and Bad Attitude at the Eddie Gilbert Memorial Show.
[9]: “Madonna” Wayne Gacy subbed for Adrian Hall.
[10]: The titles were vacated in January 1998.
[11]: Tommy Rich substituted for the injured Buddy Landel.

Slamboree 1993: A Legends Reunion

WCW Slamboree 1993
May 23, 1993
Atlanta, GA
The Omni

The current WCW & NWA Champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Big Van Vader (3/17/1993)
NWA World Champion: Barry Windham (2/21/1993)
WCW U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (5/15/1993)
WCW/NWA World Tag Team Champions: The Hollywood Blondes (3/2/1993)
WCW World Television Champion: Paul Orndorff (3/2/1993)

Matches that aren’t included on the tape:
Too Cold Scorpio & Marcus Bagwell beat Bobby Eaton & Chris Benoit (9:22) after Scorpio pinned Benoit.
Sid Vicious pinned Van Hammer (0:35) after a powerbomb.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko. Jesse must’ve been busy filming “Demolition Man” at the time. Read the rest of this entry

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