Post by anthonymm13 on Sept 16, 2020 19:55:47 GMT 1
CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS XII: Mountain Madness (September 5, 1990)
The latest Clash of Champions comes to you tonight live from Asheville, North Carolina. A number of great matches are on the card. New world champion Sting is already booked for a monster of a challenge at Halloween Havoc against Sid Vicious of the Four Horsemen. But to get there, he’ll first have to survive the challenge of one of the toughest and hottest wrestlers in WCW, Mean Mark Callous.
The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) and Shane Douglas defeated Flyin’ Brian, The Z Man and Ricky Morton when Douglas pinned Morton after a belly to belly suplex in 13:45
Rating: ** 3/4
Shane Douglas has gone through quite a transformation lately, leaving his partner Johnny Ace, then turning on Ricky Morton to side with the Midnight Express. In tonight’s 6-man tag, Douglas worked seamlessly with the midnights. Jim Cornette has been stating he’s been looking for the right wrestler to take on and go after singles titles with. It seems like he’s found his man in Douglas.
The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Saggs) when S. Steiner pinned Knobbs after a Frankensteiner in 17:11.
Rating: *** ¾
(The Steiner Brothers retained the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES)
The Steiners got quite a test as they put their newly regained tag titles up against the new powerhouse team of the Nasty Boys. But the Steiners showed they can match power with just about anybody, plus their athleticism and mat wrestling skills create a combination the Nasty Boys weren’t able to solve.
Doug Furnas pinned The Iron Sheik after a roll up in 7:12
Rating: * ½
Furnas had a tough draw in his WCW debut match with the crafty veteran the Iron Sheik. Sheik’s experience was a big help early, but he got a little too overconfident and fell victim to a roll up from the former national powerlifting champion.
Sid Vicious pinned Paul Orndorff after a powerbomb in 6:34 Rating: * 1/2
The No. 1 contender for the world title had a very impressive win, dominating one of Sting's close friends Paul Orndorff. Sid had Orndorff out after a Powerbomb, but decided to give him one more perhaps as a message to the champion.
Stan Hansen pinned Mike Rotunda after a Lariat in 5:11.
A veteran of the sport, Hansen is a relatively new arrival in WCW and is trying to quickly move up the rankings. The tough Texas was impressive in beating Rotunda, finishing him off with a vicious lariat.
The Horsemen (Ric Flair and Arn Anderson)defeated Doom (Ron Simmons and Butch Reed) when Anderson pinned Reed after a clothesline in 15:11.
Without the world title around his waist for the first time in a long time, Flair has decided to take his shot at going after tag team gold. He’s willing to let Sid take care of Sting while he teams with Arn Anderson to bring tag titles to the Horsemen. The duo made a strong case for a future title shot beating the former champions, Doom.
Barry Windham and Lex Luger fought to a double countout in 16:11
(Barry Windham retained the WCW UNITED STATES TITLE)
Rating: *** ½
Lex Luger never lost the US title, choosing instead to relinquish it back in February to chase after the world title. Now, Luger wants his title back, but Barry Windham isn’t just going to hand it over back to Luger.
The ring couldn’t hold these two long-time rivals. Sadly, a fantastic match ended indecisively as both men were too busy fighting on the floor to get back in the ring before the ref counted to 10.
Sting defeated Mean Mark after a Stinger Splash in 13:03
Rating *** 1/4
(Sting retained the WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE) Sting survived Mean Mark’s challenge, but got one hell of a fight. He also had to contend with Mark’s manager, Paul E. Dangerously. Sting at one point pulled Paul E. into the ring and hit him with a military press slam to take him out of the equation.
Sting got the win after a Stinger Splash. Paul E and Mark left for the back with Paul E telling the camera that Sting will pay for putting his hands on him. As they were headed to the back, Sid passed by them on his way to the ring. Sting met him and the show closed with the two men brawling at ringside.
Post by anthonymm13 on Sept 23, 2020 20:02:18 GMT 1
HALLOWEEN HAVOC (October 27, 1990)
Shane Douglas defeated Ricky Morton after a belly to belly suplex in 8:34.
Shane Douglas is thriving as a singles wrestler under Jim Cornette’s guidance. Douglas was pretty impressive in settling a grudge against Ricky Morton.
The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) defeated Tommy Rich and Terry Taylor when Hayes pinned Rich after a DDT in 11:43.
Rating: ** ¾
Tommy Rich has been openly searching for a tag team partner and paired up with Terry Taylor to battle the Fabulous Freebirds. Turns out, this wasn’t the pairing Rich was looking for as the Freebirds picked up a much needed win to keep them up in the tag team rankings.
Flyin’ Brian and The Z Man defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) when Brian pinned Eaton after a flying cross body in 13:45
Rating: *** ¾
(Flyin Brian and The Z Man won the WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM TITLES)
One of the teams the Freebirds and every other WCW tag team will be chasing is now Flyin’ Brian and The Z Man. The high flyers regained the United States tag titles after a classic match against the Midnight Express that ended when a misguided tennis racket shot from Jim Cornette hit Eaton, and Brian capitalized.
Stan Hansen pinned Doug Furnas after a Lariat in 7:12.
The rookie Furnas was in a little over his head tonight against the double-tough Texan, Stan Hansen. After Hansen dominated the early portion of the match, Furnas began mounting a comeback, but all it took was one Lariat to end it.
Doom (Butch Reed and Ron Simmons) defeated the Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Saggs) when Reed pinned Saggs in 13:35.
Rating: ** ¼
In recent weeks, The Nasty Boys have come out and publicly stated they are the uncrowned world tag team champions despite a loss to the Steiner Brothers at the most recent Clash of Champions and demanded another shot. Doom took exception, saying if anyone should get another shot at the Steiners, it’s them.
This led to a brawl on a recent Saturday Night over who gets the next chance to kick the Steiner’s butts, which led to tonight’s match.
The teams did their best to try to outfight, and outcheat each other. But Teddy Long became the deciding factor, tossing a pair of brass knuckles to Butch Reed who used them to knock out Brian Knobbs behind the ref’s back.
The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) and The Horsemen (Ric Flair and Arn Anderson) fought to a double countout in 18:20
(The Steiner Brothers retained the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES)
Nothing was settled for the world tag team titles. The ring couldn’t hold the Steiners and the Horsemen as the fight spilled to the floor and even into the crowd. Even Barry Windham and Lex Luger got involved ahead of their US title match later tonight.
Interview with Paul E. Dangerously
Paul E. most recently managed Mean Mark, who lost his challenge against Sting for the world title at last month’s Clash of Champions. During that match, Paul E. got involved and got body slammed by Sting for his troubles. He vowed to make Sting pay for that moment. Paul E. hasn’t been seen much since that event, but according to him, he’s been in Japan. And there he recruited the man whom he says will be the one to end Sting. Not simply just his world title reign, but end Sting in general.
From there we see a video package of a 450-pound monster known as Big Van Vader.
Lex Luger pinned Barry Windham after a powerslam in 13:11
(Lex Luger won the WCW UNITED STATES TITLE)
Rating: *** ½
He never lost the title, and now he has it back. Lex Luger is once again United States champion. Maybe it was just the placement on the card, inbetween Anderson & Flair’s tag title match, and Sid’s world title match coming up, but none of the Horsemen were available to help out Windham during the match.
Sting defeated Sid Vicious after a Stinger Splash in 12.38
Rating *** 1/2
(Sting retained the WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE)
The Horsemen did try to help Sid dethrone Sting, but with Luger and the Steiners keeping them at bay, helping ensure a 1-on-1 match, Sting was able to survive another monster challenge from Sid Vicious.
Sid’s pure size and power kept him in control most of the match, but the heart of Sting could not be denied. He made a furious rally to help make it a successful title defense.
Post by anthonymm13 on Sept 27, 2020 2:10:05 GMT 1
CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS XIII (November 20, 1990)
Tommy Rich and Ricky Morton defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Saggs) when Morton pinned Saggs after a dropkick in 11:34
Rating: ** ½
There’s a new tag team on the scene in WCW. Ricky Morton has partnered with Tommy Rich, who’s been recently looking for a tag team partner. They picked up a huge win, one many would call an upset, defeating the powerhouse team of the Nasty Boys.
After the match, Morton said they’re coming after the Midnight Express, looking for payback for the Midnights injuring his normal partner Robert Gibson.
Shane Douglas pinned Brad Armstrong after a belly to belly suplex in 8:45
One of the hottest wrestlers in WCW right now is Shane Douglas. Ever since becoming a singles wrestler and taking on Jim Cornette as his manager, Douglas has been unstoppable.
After a fairly easy win over Brad Armstrong, Douglas demanded better competition so he can prove to everyone he will be a cornerstone of this industry in the 1990s.
The Junkyard Dog pinned Arn Anderson after a powerslam in 9:43.
Rating: * ½
(The Junkyard Dog won the WCW TELEVISION TITLE)
Anderson has been teaming with Ric Flair lately, but the championship committee ordered him to put his singles title on the line tonight or face being stripped of it.
JYD was his opponent and the veteran made the most of his opportunity, beating Arn for the gold.
Doom (Ron Simmons and Butch Reed) and The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Butch Reed) fought to a double countout in 13:33
Rating: ** 3/4
The third man in Doom’s corner, Teddy Long, was a big factor in this match. A trip here, a distraction there, putting Ron Simmons’ foot on the ropes after Jimmy Garvin hit him with a DDT.
But despite Long’s assistance, Doom couldn’t put away the Freebirds. But before too long, The Freebirds snapped. Michael Hayes brought a chair into the ring taking out Reed, Simmons AND Long.
While the Freebirds enjoyed it, and even delighted the fans, it did cause a disqualification although no one seemed to care too much.
Michael Wallstreet pinned Tim Horner after The Wallstreet Crash in 4:15.
Mike Rotunda has rebranded himself as Michael Wallstreet and taken on a new manager in Alexandra York. The two claim wrestling in the 90s will be all about analytics and York’s computer program will make Wallstreet unbeatable.
They claimed before the match if Wallstreet follows the computer program, he will win the match in less than 5 minutes. He lived up to the claim, winning in just over 4.
The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lake) defeated Flyin’ Brian and The Z Man by countout in 10:11.
Rating: ** 1/2
(Flyin’ Brian and The Z Man retained the WCW UNITED STATES TAG TITLES)
It was a victory, but the titles did not change hands with the Midnight Express winning by countout. After the match, it was said the Midnights should be in line for a rematch. Cornette said, why? They got nothing to prove by beating Brian and Z-man again. They are putting sights on the Steiners and the World titles.
Ricky Morton and Tommy Rich came out to confront them and issued a challenge. Eaton told Morton to back off before they put him on the shelf just like Robert Gibson. Tommy Rich came to his new partner's defense attacking Eaton setting off a wild brawl between the two teams.
Lex Luger made Stan Hansen submit to the Torture Rack in 8:11.
(Lex Luger retained the WCW UNITED STATES TITLE)
Luger answered a challenge from Stan Hansen, successfully defending his US title. The total package was able to avoid Hansen's fabled Lariat. He caught Hansen with a few tough clotheslines of his own before putting him int he Torture Rack.
The Horsemen (Ric Flair, Barry Windham and Sid Vicious) defeated Sting, Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner when Windham pinned Sting after a rollup in 19:45.
Rating: *** 3/4
Since Halloween Havoc, Paul E. Dangerously has claimed he was bringing Big Van Vader to the United States from Japan to take Sting's title and end his career. His words have just been words before tonight.
It was another classic battle between Sting and the Steiners and The Horsemen. Late in the match, emerging from the back was Paul E and a 450-pound Monster. This naturally caught Sting's attention. He took his eye off Barry Windham who rolled Sting up to get the win for the Horsemen.
As the Horsemen and Steiners fought away from ringside, Vader made his way down and attacked Sting. Hitting him with a big powerbomb and following up with a big splash off the ropes. The show ended with Paul E. holding Vader's hands high in the air over a fallen world champ.
Post by anthonymm13 on Sept 29, 2020 19:51:21 GMT 1
STARRCADE 90 (December 16, 1990)
The Midnight Express (Stan Lane and Bobby Eaton) defeated Ricky Morton and Tommy Rich when B. Eaton pinned Rich with the Alabama Jam in 15:21.
Rating: *** 3/4
The Granddaddy of them all, Starrcade, opened with the Midnight Express settling a grudge with old rival Ricky Morton and his new partner Tommy Rich. The new team of Morton and Rich made quite a showing in the loss, though, showing they are clearly a team on the rise.
Meanwhile, the win allows the Midnight Express to set their sights on getting some form of tag team gold.
Michael Wallstreet pinned Terry Taylor with the Wallstreet Crash in 7:49.
Under the guidance of Alexandra York and her computer, Michael Wallstreet has been on a role. Before the match, York's claim was that Wallstreet will win the match in less than 9 minutes. Again, Wallstreet made the vow hold up, getting it done in less than 8.
Flyin' Brian and Z-Man defeated Great Muta and Masahiro Chono when Brian pinned Muta with the Springboard Clothesline in 0:18:24.
Rating: *** 1/2
(Flyin' Brian and Z-Man retained the WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM TITLES.)
A prestigious event such as Starrcade typically brings out the best wrestlers from around the world. Two of Japan's best came from overseas to challenge the United States tag team champions.
Brian Pillman and the Z-Man were certainly up to the challenge, getting the best of the more experienced duo and getting perhaps what is likely the biggest win of their careers.
Shane Douglas pinned Doug Furnas with the Belly-to-Belly Suplex in 10:12.
Rating: *** 3/4
Two rising stars faced off to see who can put their name in line for some sort of title shot. The rookie fresh out of the national powerlifting scene, Doug Furnas, was a tough test but Shane Douglas has been on a roll that no one has been able to slow down.
Jim Cornette proudly watched on as his latest acquisition kept his winning streak going.
After the match, Cornette gave an interview in the locker room surrounding by Douglas and the Midnight Express. Cornette said the WCW Championship committee will not be able to hold back his boys any longer. The Midnight Express deserves to be the next in line for either the Horsemen or Steiners, whoever comes out of the match champion. And Douglas will be keeping a close eye on the TV and US title matches later in the night, as his name will be in the mix for a championship match very soon.
Junkyard Dog pinned Barry Windham after a powerslam in 9:54.
(Junkyard Dog retained the WCW TELEVISION TITLE)
The Horsemen usually jump at any chance to obtain gold, but Barry Windham was left on his own to face JYD. And it didn't work out too good. While Windham gave a good fight and seemed like he'd take the TV title anyway, only to have JYD catch him in a powerslam and get the win.
[STREET FIGHT]: No-Countout-No-DQ-Match:
Doom (Butch Reed and Ron Simmons) defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) when B. Reed pinned J. Garvin with the Flying Shoulderblock in 14:22.
Rating: * 3/4
These two teams have quickly developed a fierce rivalry, evidenced by how they threw everything they had at each other, including chairs and tv cameras and anything else that could be found at ringside.
Teddy Long was a factor as usual for Doom, willingly sacrificing himself to help his team. Long took a double DDT from both Hayes and Garvin, but that opened the door for Simmons to take Hayes out of the ring with a chair shot, and Reed to hit a flying shoulder to pin Garvin.
Lex Luger made Sid Vicious submit to the Torture Rack in 7:43.
Rating: * 1/4
(Lex Luger retained the WCW UNITED STATES TITLE.)
Luger scored another victory over Sid Vicious, this time to retain his US title. But after the match, the Horsemen were caught having a vocal disagreement in the locker room. Anderson and Flair were criticizing Windham for not coming to help Sid. Windham countered by asking where anyone was during his match. Anderson said everyone had big matches tonight and since he was first up, everyone was getting ready.
Anderson and Flair said the two better do the right thing during the tag title match.
The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) defeated Horsemen Flair & Anderson (Arn Anderson and Ric Flair) when S. Steiner pinned A. Anderson with the Frankensteiner in 16:40.
Rating: *** 3/4
(The Steiner Brothers retained the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES.)
[Sid Vicious interfered against Scott Steiner.]
Well, Sid at least did try to help the Horsemen but it did little good against a team like the Steiners determined not to let the Horsemen take the world titles away.
The Steiners overcame all the Horsemen's tricks to score the win and hold on to their world titles.
Sting pinned Big Van Vader with the Stinger Splash in 19:13.
Rating: *** 1/4
(Sting retained the WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE.)
[Paul E. Dangerously interfered against Sting.]
Paul E. Dangerously brought in Big Van Vader to settle his score with Sting. Vader is as big of a monster as WCW perhaps has ever seen. His massive size and power were quite an issue for Sting.
Sting kept fighting through it all. He overcame Paul E.'s interference, and used his speed to counter Vader. He managed to use Vader's aggression against him.
Vader tried charging Sting in the corner, but the champ avoided the attack. And hit a series of Stinger splashes before finally going up top for a splash that sealed the win.
But things got stranger after the match. Vader and Paul E. headed to the back and Sting stood alone in the ring celebrating. Then the lights began to flicker. A strange voice bellowed over the sound system as a spotlight shined down on Sting.
The voice congratulated Sting on the win but said his time is quickly running out. The day of reckoning is coming soon for Sting. And the last words uttered before the lights came back fully on ... "Beware the Black Scorpion"