- Sports and Recreation
This is SuperBrawl
The show was dubbed "Return of the Rising Sun". This would be the first of eleven SuperBrawl Pay-Per-View events. It would also later become WCW's annual January Pay-Per-View.
6,000 fans came out to see twelve exciting matches including four title matches. There were also three special stipulation matches: A "stretcher match", a "Taped Fist match", and a "Thunderdome Steel Cage" match.
This would also mark the last WCW Pay-Per-View appearance by Ric Flair for two years. Flair left WCW to go to the WWF (as it was known then) shortly before July of 1991 due to a contract dispute.
All photos in this Lens taken by myself Otto Phillips.
WCW United States Tag-Team Title Match
The Fabulous Freebirds w/Diamond Dallas Page and Big Daddy Dink vs The Young Pistols
The US Tag-Titles were vacated by The Steiner Brothers after they won the WCW World Tag-Team Titles. And so The Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) and The Pistols (Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers) squared off to determine the new Us Tag Champions.
It is Hayes and Armstrong starting the match. They lock-up and Hayes scores with an ARM-DRAG-TAKEDOWN then turns his back with Armstrong trying a ROLL-UP for a pin attempt and a two count. KICK to the mid-sections by Hayes followed by a CHOP and then Hayes throws Armstrong outside the ring. The Freebirds whip Armstrong toward Big Daddy Dink for a CLOTHESLINE but Armstrong ducks and CLOTHESLINES Dink and then DOUBLE-CLOTHESLINES both Freebirds.
Back in the ring Armstrong grabs a HEADLOCK as Hayes pushes him to the ropes where Dink trips him from outside the ring. Hayes STOMPS away at Armstrong when all of a sudden Brad Armstrong shows up at ringside to even the odds. Brad is the older brother of Steve. The Referee then decides to send both Brad Armstrong and Big Daddy Dink to the dressing room so that the match can be decided between the two teams and not outside interference.
Garvin and Smothers are in the ring now and Garvin wastes no time as he gives Smothers numerous KNEES to the mid-section. Hayes tags back in and The Freebirds tee-off with PUNCHES to the head of SMOTHERS. Smothers ducks out of the corner and tags in Armstrong who is perched on the top rope. The Freebirds think they have out-smarted The Pistols but Smothers CLOTHESLINES Hayes out of the ring and Armstrong comes off the top rope and hits Garvin.
Its Garvin and Smothers squaring off once again with Garvin again hitting with KNEES and PUNCHES. Smothers makes a blind-tag (meaning Garvin doesn't see it) and The Pistols hit a DOUBLE-SHOULDER-BLOCK for a two count. Armstrong is now in and Hayes wants a tag which Garvin obliges. Hayes gets in Smothers face and Armstrong tags Smothers in. Smothers with a HEADLOCK as Hayes shoots him off the ropes but Garvin pulls the top rope down and Smothers goes over onto the floor. Outside the ring Garvin BACK-BODY-DROPS Smothers into the guardrail which he hits face first!
Smothers rolls back into the ring where Garvin grabs him and gives him a BODYSLAM and covers him for a two count. Smothers tries a comeback but Garvin answers with a KICK to the gut and then a KNEE to the side of the head. Hayes tags in with a CHOP and a whip to the corner which Smothers reverses and follows up with PUNCHES. Hayes comes back with a left-handed PUNCH of his own. Garvin comes in and tries a BACK-BODY-DROP but Smothers leaps over and delivers a SUPER-KICK.
Garvin and Smothers make tags and Armstrong delivers a BACK-BODY-DROP and then a PUNCH to Garvin. Garvin comes in and gets a BODYSLAM as does Hayes and all four men are in the ring. Hayes and Garvin's heads are banged together and The Young Pistols are going to the top rope but they both miss! Smothers gets thrown outside the ring and The Freebirds throw Armstrong out as well. Smothers comes off the top rope with a DOUBLE-CLOTHESLINE and another one that sends both Freebirds over the top rope and outside the ring. Armstrong flies with a FLYING-BODY-PRESS onto both Garvin and Hayes outside.
Armstrong and Hayes are back in the ring and Smothers comes off the top rope with a FLYING-SHOULDER-BLOCK. They SLING-SHOT Garvin over the top rope and back in the ring. Armstrong hits a FLYING-DROP-KICK but the Referee gets knocked down. Out of nowhere a Masked Man appears and hits a FLYING-CLOTHESLINE and another CLOTHESLINE on both Pistols. The Masked Man then hits a TOP-ROPE-DDT on both Pistols. Hayes pins Smothers for the 1-2-3!
Winners and New WCW United States Tag-Team Champions: The Fabulous Freebirds
Who were you hoping for in this match?
"Dangerous" Dan Spivey vs Ricky Morton
This is a mismatch because Morton weighs in at 208 pounds whereas Spivey tips the scales at 312 pounds. Spivey is also 6'10 whereas Morton is around 6'0 so the advantage goes to Spivey for sure.
The bell sounds and the two lock-up with Spivey pushing Morton into the corner and giving him ELBOWS to the head then PUNCHES to the head. Spivey throws Morton outside the ring but Morton jumps right back in and gives some PUNCHES to the head of Spivey. Spivey RAKES-THE-EYES of Morton and again sends him outside the ring and again Morton jumps right back in and scores with more PUNCHES. Spivey shoves Morton outside yet again and goes after him but Morton climbs back in before Spivey and greets him with more PUCNHES to the head. Whip to the ropes by Morton and its Spivey coming back with a DDT and then a STOMP to the head. Spivey then hits with a CLOTHESLINE and a cover for a two count. POWERBOMB by Spivey followed by a STANDING-CHOKE. Morton tries to fight back with PUNCHES and KICKS. FLYING-BODY-PRESS by Morton but Spivey catches him and delivers a FALL-AWAY-SLAM and then a big LEGDROP for a two count pin attempt. BODYSLAM by Spivey as he goes to the ropes but Morton counters with a JAPANESE-ARM-DRAG and a pin attempt by Morton for a two count. Morton tries for a DROP-KICK but misses and Spivey tries for an ELBOWDROP and he misses. Spivey hits another POWERBOMB and covers Morton with one leg for the 1-2-3.
Winner of the match: "Dangerous" Dan Spivey.
Is Dan Spivey a better singles wrestler or tag-team wrestler?
"The Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff vs "Wildfire" Tommy Rich
The two lock-up and Rich grabs a HEADLOCK which Koloff counters by shoving Rich to the ropes but Rich jumps from the ropes with a HIGH-CROSS-BODY for a two count. Another lock-up and they move to the corner where Koloff unleashes with a KNEE and a couple of PUNCHES. Koloff then whips Rich into the turnbuckle and charges but Rich moves out of the way and ROLLS-UP Koloff for another two count. HEADLOCK again by Rich but Koloff backs him into the corner and delivers SHOULDER-TACKLES but Rich fights back with PUNCHES to the head. Rich sends Koloff to the turnbuckle and charges and hits an ELBOW to the head. Rich tries the same series of moves again but this time Koloff moves out of the way and Rich's head hits the steal ring post!
Koloff attacks now with a BODYSLAM and FOREARMS to the back of Rich. Koloff then CHOKES Rich with the top rope and then more SHOULDER-TACKLES in the corner. SNAP-MARE by Koloff which he follows up with an ELBOW-DROP and a cover for a two count. Koloff argues with the Referee that it was a slow count and that gives Rich time to mount a comeback with UPPER-CUTS and PUNCHES then ramming Koloff's head into the turnbuckle. Rich then climbs the ropes to give more PUNCHES to Koloff's head. A whip to the turnbuckle but Koloff reverses and Rich goes on but climbs to the second rope and jumps back with a HIGH-CROSS-BODY however Koloff ducks and Rich hits the mat. Koloff whips Rich to the ropes and connects with the RUSSIAN SICKLE and covers for the 1-2-3.
Winner of the match: "The Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff.
Did you know that Tommy Rich was a former World Champion?
"The Natural" Dustin Rhodes vs "The Computerized Man of the 1990s" Terrance Taylor w/Alexandra York and Mr. Hughes
The bell sounds and we are under way as the two combatants lock-up. TAKE-DOWN by Taylor but Rhodes rolls away and is back on his feet. Lock-up and a HEADLOCK by Rhodes and Taylor pushes him to the ropes where Rhodes comes with a SHOULDER-BLOCK and a cover for a two count and Taylor rolls out of the ring. Taylor wants to converse with York and her computer.
Back in the ring now and the two shove each other before locking up and Rhodes grabbing a HEADLOCK. Taylor pushes him to the ropes and Rhodes gets a HIP-TOSS but while on the mat KICKS his feet up to knock Taylor down followed by an ARM-DRAG-TAKEDOWN. ARMBAR now by Rhodes but Taylor backs him to the ropes and breaks the hold. Taylor once again goes outside the ring to York and the computer.
Back in the ring once again and the two lock-up with Taylor executing a GO-BEHIND-WRIST-LOCK which Rhodes counters with an ELBOW to the head. Another lock-up and they move to the corner where Taylor scores with a PUNCH to the head but Rhodes retaliates with PUNCHES of his own followed by a HIP-TOSS and then a HEADLOCK on the mat. Rhodes goes from a HEADLOCK to an ARMBAR and the two rise to their feet. Taylor with a BODYSLAM but Rhodes gets back up and does an ARM-DRAG-TAKEDOWN right back into an ARMBAR. Taylor gets to the ropes meaning that Rhodes must break the hold. Taylor goes back out to talk to York and computer again.
They lock-up in the ring with Taylor executing a KNEE to the midsection and tries for a SUPLEX but Rhodes blocks it and gives Taylor a SUPLEX and a cover for a two count. SHOULDER-BLOCK by Rhodes then a HEADLOCK as Taylor shoves Rhodes to the ropes and Rhodes tries a HIGH-CROSS-BODY but Taylor ducks and Rhodes rolls out of the ring. Taylor follows with KICKS while Rhodes is down and PUNCHES to the head followed by CLOTHESLINING Rhodes with the top rope.
Rhodes is SUPLEXED back in the ring by Taylor followed by a KNEE-DROP and a cover for a two count. Rhodes tries to fight back with PUNCHES but Taylor RAKES-THE-EYES then a BODYSLAM and Taylor goes to the second rope and comes off but gets a BOOT-TO-THE-FACE. PUNCHES to the head and a whip to the ropes by Rhodes who scores with a BACK-BODY-DROP then a CLOTHESLINE followed by an INVERTED-ATOMIC-DROP and a cover but Taylor has his foot on the ropes breaking the count. Rhodes then hits a BULLDOG and covers but York is distracting the Referee. Rhodes goes to get the Referee but Taylor is right behind him and the two exchange PUNCHES. SHOULDER-BLOCK by Rhodes and as he comes off the ropes Mr. Hughes grabs him and holds him as Taylor lands a PUNCH to the face. Hughes puts on a loaded glove to hit Rhodes while Taylor holds him but Rhodes moves and Hughes PUNCHES Taylor with the loaded glove! Rhodes PUNCHES Hughes and falls on Taylor for the pin and the 1-2-3!
Winner of the match: "The Natural" Dustin Rhodes.
Who is your favorite wrestler from the Rhodes family?
Big Josh vs Black Bart
The two lock-up and Bart goes to work with PUNCHES and FOREARM-SMASHES. Whip to the ropes by Bart as he tries for a HIP-TOSS but Josh reverses then delivers a HIP-TOSS of his own followed by a CLOTHESLINE and a LOG-ROLL. Another lock-up and Bart RAKES-THE-EYES and rams Bart's head into the turnbuckle then a THUMB-TO-THE-THROAT but Josh fights back with CHOPS and a whip to the ropes and a PUNCH to the head. WRIST-LOCK by Bart into an ARMBAR and Bart tries to HIP-TOSS his way out of it but Josh holds on. They lock-up at the ropes and Bart RAKES-THE-EYES of Josh and rams his head into the turnbuckle then delivers some CHOPS. SNAP-MARE by Bart and then another RAKE-OF-THE-FACE followed by a FOREARM to the back.
The two then exchange PUNCHES but Bart again RAKES-THE-EYES and uses the top rope to choke Josh. The two then PUNCH each other again and another RAKE-OF-THE-EYES by Bart. Josh then with two ARM-TAKEDOWNS followed by a CHOP and a DOUBLE-AXE-HANDLE. Josh comes off the ropes with a BUTT-DROP for the 1-2-3!
Winner of the match: Big Josh.
Big Josh is actually the late Matt Borne. Which is your favorite Matt Borne wrestling persona?
OZ w/Merlin the Wizard vs Tim Parker
This is the debut match of OZ.
Parker tries a SHOULDER-BLOCK but gets knocked to the mat himself. OZ with a BODYSLAM followed by a SWINGING-POWERBOMB as he puts one foot on Parker and flexes his muscles for the 1-2-3 in only 26 seconds!
Winner of the match: OZ.
OZ was actually Kevin Nash. Which was your favorite Kevin Nash persona?
OZ was actually Kevin Nash. Which was your favorite Kevin Nash persona?
Taped Fist Match
Barry Windham vs "Flyin" Brian Pillman
Each competitor will have their fists heavily taped for this match.
Windham shoves Pillman to the mat but Pillman is right back up and in Windham's face. They lock-up and Windham grabs a HEADLOCK then to the ropes for a SHOULDER-BLOCK that knocks Pillman down. Windham goes for a BODYSLAM but PIllman counters with a HEADLOCK and SHOULDER-BLOCK of his own and then a HIP-TOSS followed up by a SHOULDER-BLOCK. Pillman then uses his taped fist as he pummels Windham with PUNCHES to the head. KICK to the midsection by Windham and now he levels Pillman with PUNCHES to the ribs. BODYSLAM by Windham and he goes to the top rope where he is DROP-KICKED off by Pillman and sent to the floor. Pillman comes off the top rope with a PUNCH to the head. Pillman delivers more PUNCHES to the head outside the ring. Windham is busted open but manages to pull Pillman head first into the ring post. Now both men are bleeding from the forehead.
Back in the ring Windham lands a PUNCH to the head and throws Pillman back outside the ring onto the rampway. Windham rams Pillman's head into the guardrail from the rampway which is at least a 5-6 feet drop. Windham delivers another PUNCH and they go back in the ring.
Windham tries for a CLOTHESLINE but Pillman counters with a SPINNING-HEEL-KICK and then a few CHOPS. Windham breaks the momentum by RAKING-THE-EYES and then rams Pillman's head into the turnbuckle. Windham then lifts Pillman up and CLOTHESLINES him on the top rope. Pillman fights back with more CHOPS but Windham counters with a BELLY-TO-BACK-SUPLEX. HEADLOCK by Windham and Pillman shoves him to the ropes and the two crack their head together. Windham with more PUNCHES to the head and goes for a SUPLEX but Pillman reverses it. Pillman goes to the top rope but Windham catches him with a low blow that the Referee does not see. Windham executes a SUPER-PLEX from the top rope and covers for the 1-2-3.
Winner of the Taped Fist Match: Barry Windham.
Who was Brian Pillman's greatest opponent in NWA/WCW?
Battle of the Giants Stretcher Match
El Gigante vs Sid Vicious
The loser of the match must leave the ring on a stretcher. El Gigante stands at 7'7 while Vicious stands at 6'11.
The bell rings and Vicious comes off the ropes with a SHOULDER-BLOCK that does nothing. The two behemoths then lock-up with El Gigante shoving Vicious to the ropes. Another lock-up with the same result. Vicious with a KICK to the midsection and PUNCHES followed by a whip to the ropes which El Gigante reverses and delivers a CLOTHESLINE. Vicious goes outside the ring to regroup.
The two lock-up in the ring and end up in the corner where Vicious unloads with KICKS to the legs of El Gigante. Vicious pushes El Gigante to the corner and gives him some SHOULDER-TACKLES. Vicious comes running from the other corner but gets a BOOT-TO-THE-FACE followed by the CLAW by El Gigante for the 1-2-3. Before El Gigante can put Vicious on the stretcher the One Man Gang and Kevin Sullivan attack. El Gigante holds his own and puts One Man Gang on the stretcher! Sullivan throws powder in the face of El Gigante and the attack is back on. They hit El Gigante with the stretcher and whip him with a belt before El Gigante rises up and the evil doers flee.
Winner of the Stretcher Match: El Gigante.
At 7'7 is El Gigante the tallest wrestler you have heard of?
See all the great stars of the NWA from the mid-late 80's on this rare VHS tape. From Ric Flair and The Four Horsemen to Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff and Ronnie Garvin.
ThunderDoom Cage Match
Ron Simmons vs "Hacksaw" Butch Reed w/Teddy Long
This match is called ThunderDoom because these two men were once a tag-team known as Doom. Also Teddy Long will be suspended in a cage of his own above the ring.
It's a slugfest from the start with both men landing PUNCHES to the head. Reed goes down but jumps right back up and Simmons gives him an ATOMIC-DROP followed by a CLOTHESLINE. Whip to the ropes by Simmons and Reed hits the back of his head on the steel cage. Simmons leaps at Reed but Reed ducks and Simmons goes shoulder first into the cage. Reed goes on the offense with a FOREARM to the back and then PUNCHES to the head. Whip to the corner by Reed but Simmons reverses and Reed goes chest first into the turnbuckle followed by a BELLY-TO-BACK-SUPLEX. Whip the corner by Simmons and he follows but Reed gets his KNEES up into the face of Simmons. Reed goes to the second rope and comes off with a FLYING-ELBOW-DROP and a cover for a two count. Reed shoves Simmons head first into the cage!
Simmons is busted open as Reed repeatedly rams Simmons' head into the cage and then RAKES his head into the steel. Reed then bites at the head of SImmons. SNAP-MARE by Reed then a DOUBLE-BOOT-STOMP to the head followed by PUNCHES to the face. Reed then tells Teddy Long not to worry as he comes off the second rope with a DOUBLE-AXE-HANDLE but Simmons fights back with PUNCHES to the head and midsection of Reed. Simmons tries for a DROP-KICK but Reed holds onto the ropes sending Simmons to the mat. Reed with more PUNCHES to the face followed by a CHOKEHOLD. Simmons fights back again with KICKS and PUNCHES before ramming Reed's head into the cage and then more PUNCHES to the head. Reed pulls Simmons to the ropes and Simmons' head hits the cage. Reed then CLOTHESLINES Simmons on the top rope and rams his head into the mat then a cover for a two count. Reed with a PILEDRIVER and a cover for another two count. Reed CHOKES Simmons on the top rope before ramming Simmons' head into the cage like a battering-ram. PUNCHES to the head by Reed that send Simmons to the mat and a cover for a two count. FRONT-FACE-LOCK now by Reed and Simmons uses ELBOWS,KICKS and PUNCHES to get out of it. Simmons goes for a BACK-BODY-DROP but Reed counters with a SWINGING-NECK-BREAKER. Reed goes to the top rope and comes off with a FLYING-SHOULDER-BLOCK and a cover but Simmons has his leg on the ropes. PUNCHES to the face by Reed followed by a KICK to the abdomen and then a splash but Simmons gets his legs up on Reed.
Simmons with PUNCHES then a whip to the ropes and a BACK-BODY-DROP. Reed comes back with a HIGH-KNEE. Reed with a whip to the ropes and both men give each other CLOTHESLINES at the same time. Teddy Long throws something into the ring. Simmons goes for it but Reed meets him with KICKS to the head and grabs the foreign object. Reed goes to hit Simmons but Simmons counters with a SPINEBUSTER and a cover for the 1-2-3!
Winner of the ThunderDoom Cage Match: Ron Simmons.
Was this the match that made Ron Simmons a singles wrestling star?
WCW World Tag-Team Title Match
(Champions) The Steiner Brothers vs Sting and Lex Luger
The two teams shake hands before the match as they are good friends.
Its Rick Steiner and Lex Luger starting the match. The two lock-up to a stalemate numerous times. ARMDRAG-TAKEDOWN by Luger followed by a TAKEDOWN by Rick. HEADLOCK by Luger as he TAKESDOWN Rick but Rick moves out and puts Luger in a HEAD-SCISSORS that Luger gets outs of then a DOUBLE-LEG-PICKUP by Rick but Luger is in the ropes. Another lock-up and a HEADLOCK by Rick then a clean break in the ropes. HEADLOCK by Luger and Rick pushes him to the ropes for a SHOULDER-BLOCK but its Rick that takes the brunt of it. Luger gives Rick a POWERSLAM and a cover for a two count. Luger whips Rick to the corner and charges but Rick moves and gives Luger a BELLY-TO-BACK-SUPLEX followed by a STEINERLINE (CLOTHESLINE) and a cover for a two count. Rick whips Luger to the corner then delivers a BACK-BODY-DROP. Rick whips Luger tot he corner again but Luger comes roaring back with a CLOTHESLINE of his own! Luger with a GORILLA-PRESS-SLAM then a tag to Sting. Sting comes in and CLOTHESLINES Rick over the top rope! Sting follows with a FLYING-BODY-PRESS over the ropes onto Rick. Sting rolls Rick back in the ring.
Sting with a KICK then drive Rick's head into the mat but Rick is right back up! Sting picks Rick up for a POWERBOMB but instead rams Rick stomach first into the turnbuckle. Sting goes for the STINGER-SPLASH but Rick moves out of the way. Rick tags in Scott and Scott goes right at Sting and delivers a DOUBLE-ARM-POWERBOMB then a TILT-A-WHIRL-SLAM. Scott with a whip tot he ropes but Sting CLOTHESLINES Scott on the top rope. Luger tags in and goes to work on Scott with a SUPLEX then tags Sting back in. Scott hits with an INVERTED-ATOMIC-DROP then a BELLY-TO-BELLY-SUPLEX from the second rope and a cover for a two count. Scott goes for a STEINERLINE but Sting moves and Scott goes over the top rope. Sting tags Luger back in.
Luger with a SUPLEX back into the ring and a cover for a two count. Luger goes for a SPINE-BUSTER but Scott counters with a ARMDRAG-TAKEDOWN. Luger then hits a POWERSLAM and tries to put Scott in the HUMAN-TORTURE-RACK but Scott counters with a SIDE-RUSSIAN-LEG-SWEEP. Scott makes the tag to Rick but Luger is unaware and hits Scott with a SHOULDER-BLOCK but Rick hits Luger with a BULLDOG off the top rope followed by an ELBOW-DROP and a cover for a two count. Sting hits Rick with a DROP-KICK off the top rope. Rick goes after Sting then has a slugfest with Luger then a whip to the ropes and the two bang heads. Both men tag their partners and Sting and Scott have their own slugfest. BELLY-TO-BACK-SUPLEX by Sting followed by PUNCHES then a whip to the ropes and a FOREARM-SMASH by Scott. Scott goes for a TOMBSTONE-PILEDRIVER but Sting reverses it then covers but Rick comes in and breaks it up. Luger attacks Rick and takes out the Referee in the process sending all three men outside the ring. STINGER-SPLASH in the ring on Scott. Nikita Koloff comes to the ring with a chain and tries to hit Luger but Sting pushes him out of the way and gets nailed with the chain! Scott covers Sting for the 1-2-3.
Winners and still WCW World Tag-Team Champions: The Steiner Brothers.
Since both teams were fan favorites who were you hoping would win?
Classic matches with Tully Blanchard, Wahoo McDaniel, Ricky Steamboat, Ivan Koloff and many more!
WCW World Television Title Match
(Champion) Arn Anderson vs "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton
Arn Anderson is considered the greatest Television Champion of all time. Bobby Eaton is considered to be one of the greatest tag-team wrestlers of all time.
The two lock-up and Anderson starts with a HEADLOCK which Eaton counters with HEADSCISSORS not once or twice but three times before Eaton hits Anderson with a PUNCH to the face. KICK to the midsection by Anderson followed by running Eaton's forehead on the top rope and PUNCHES. Whip to the turnbuckle by Anderson but Eaton reverses and Anderson gets KNEE to the head. Eaton follows that up with a KICK to the face and then a CLOTHESLINE and a cover for a two count. ARMBAR by Eaton and Anderson gets to the ropes to break the hold. after the break Anderson hits Eaton with a DOUBLE-AXE-HANDLE and a KICK which sends Eaton outside the ring. Anderson then rams Eaton's head into the top turnbuckle. Eaton fights back wit PUNCHES to the head and climbs to the top rope but Anderson RAKES-THE-EYES and throws Eaton off the top rope onto the rampway. Anderson tries a PILEDRIVE but Eaton counters with a BACK-BODY-DROP. Anderson charges at Eaton and Eaton BACK-BODY-DROPS Anderson into the ring.
Eaton climbs to the top rope again and comes off with a DOUBLE-AXE-HANDLE and a cover for a two count. ARMBAR again by Eaton and Anderson goes to the ropes again. Anderson with a PUNCH to the head then he drags Eaton to the corner and rams his leg into the ring post twice. Anderson follows that with KNEE-DROPS to Eaton's injured leg and then a SPINNING-TOE-HOLD and Anderson holds onto the ropes for more leverage. Eaton KICKS Anderson chest first into the turnbuckle and rams his head into each of the three turnbuckles numerous times. Anderson CLIPS Eaton and then rams his leg on the ring apron. Anderson CHOKES Eaton on the bottom rope. Eaton fights back with PUNCHES to the head but Anderson puts on a LEGLOCK. Anderson jumps and comes crashing down on Eaton's leg then STOMPS on it. Anderson goes for a SUPLEX but Eaton counters with one of his own. Anderson goes right back to the LEGLOCK. Eaton KICKS at Anderson's back to break the hold then fights back with PUNCHES. SNAP-MARE by Anderson and he goes to the second rope and comes off but Eaton KNEES Anderson then goes for a CLOTHESLINE but Anderson counters with a SPINEBUSTER and a cover for the 1-2 but Eaton kicks out! PUNCHES to the head by Anderson as he goes to the second rope and jumps but Eaton PUNCHES him in the midsection and then hits him with a SWINGING-NECK-BREAKER. BODYSLAM by Eaton as he goes to the top rope. Barry Windham comes down to interfere but Brian Pillman stops him and Eaton comes off the top with the ALABAMA-JAM-LEGDROP for the 1-2-3.
Winner and NEW WCW World Television Champion: "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton.
Was Arn Anderson the greatest World Television Champion ever?
WCW World Heavyweight Title Match
(Champion) "Nature Boy" Ric Flair vs Tatsumi "The Dragon" Fujinami
This is the Main Event of the evening. There will be two Referees for this contest. One Referee inside the ring and one Referee outside the ring.
The two lock and Fujinami grabs a HEADLOCK and follows with a SHOULDER-BLOCK. HEADLOCK into an ARMBAR by Fujinami but FLair answers with a DROP-TOE-HOLD. Another lock-up and another DROP-TOE-HOLD into a FRONT-FACE-LOCK by Flair but Fujinami counters with a WRIST-LOCK and the two go to the corner where Flair lands a FOREARM and then KNIFE-EDGE-CHOPS. The two then exchange CHOPS and FOREARMS. Fujinami whips Flair into the corner and gives him a BACK-BODY-DROP followed by a DROP-TOE-HOLD and then a BOW-AND-ARROW which puts tremendous pressure on the lower back. Flair KICKS Fujinami into the corner then flips Fujinami over for a two count. The two exchange CHOPS then Fujinami puts Flair in the BOSTON-CRAB which also puts tremendous pressure on the lower back. Fujinami then puts on a modified INDIAN-DEATH-LOCK and then a FRONT-FACE-LOCK but Flair counters with a SUPLEX. Fujinami KICKS Flair's knee but Flair responds with a THUMB-TO-THE-EYE and tries for a CHOP off the ropes but Fujinami counters with a FLYING-FOREARM and a cover for a two count. Flair rolls outside the ring onto the ring apron but Fujinami SUPLEXES him back in. Flair is against the ropes in pain as Fujinami leaps at him with a HIGH-CROSS-BODY which sends Flair over the top rope to the floor. Fujinami follows and the two exchange CHOPS before Flair straddles Fujinami on the guardrail followed by a CHOP and then the CHampion throws the Challenger back in the ring.
In the ring Flair STOMPS at Fujinami and goes after his leg. Flair jumps onto the leg then follows with a KNEE-ON-KNEE drop and then applies his patented FIGURE-FOUR-LEGLOCK. While in the hold Flair SMACKS Fujinami in the face but Fujinami reverses the LEGLOCK and Flair breaks the hold. The two exchange PUNCHES and CHOPS before Fujinami does a DOUBLE-LEG-PICKUP and then puts Flair into the SCORPION-DEATH-LOCK. Flair gets to the ropes to break the hold but Fujinami does a BELLY-TO-BACK-SUPLEX for a cover and a two count. FRONT-FACE-LOCK by Fujinami and Flair does his own BELLY-TO-BACK-SUPLEX followed by a KNEE-DROP and then a SIDE-HEADLOCK on the mat. Fujinami counters with HEAD-SCISSORS and then a BRIDGE attempt but Fujinami can't lift Flair. Flair with a STOMP to the face then he tosses Fujinami outside the ring. Flair follows and gets his own head rammed into the guardrail and then the ring post and another guardrail which busts Flair's head open.
Back in the ring Fujinami PUNCHES Flair in the head and CHOPS to the head. Fujinami then whips Flair to the turnbuckle and Flair goes upside down and ends up on the mat. Flair has his head rammed into the turnbuckle and another CHOP to the head by Fujinami but Flair counters with a THUMB-TO-THE-EYE and the two exchange PUNCHES, FOREARMS and CHOPS. HIP-TOSS by Fujinmai and Flair rolls outside the ring. Flair goes to the top rope but Fujinami is there for a GORILLA-PRESS-SLAM and then the OCTOPUS-LOCK. Flair BACK-BODY-DROPS Fujinami to get out of it. Fujinami with PUNCHES to the head and the two exchange PUNCHES and CHOPS once more. HEADLOCK by Fujimani and off the ropes the two run into each other and fall with Flair going onto the rampway and Fujinami falling to the floor.
The two crawl back in the ring and Flair lands a CHOP and tries a BODYSLAM but can't and Fujimani falls onto Flair for a two count. CHOPS by Flair and the Champion tries for ABDOMINABLE-STRETCH but Fujinami counters with a SMALL-PACKAGE for a two count. Funjimani goes for a VICTORY-ROLL but Flair kicks out of it and Fujinami hits the Referee. Flair rolls Fujinami up and with a handful of tights gets the 1-2-3!
Winner and still WCW World Heavyweight Champion: "Nature Boy" Ric Flair.
Was Tatsumi Fujinami a legitimate contender to Flair's World Title?
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