Home
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-24-2021, 10:28 PM   #1
Rookie
 
JasonForTheWin's Arena
 
OVR: 0
Join Date: Aug 2018
PWI The Magazine



Feb 1991 Edition:

Contents:
- What Hulk Hogan's Royal Rumble Victory Means For Wrestlemania 7
- A Tribute To "Lord" Alfred Hayes
- Dustin Rhodes: A Natural Fit For WWF or WCW?
- Promotional Analysis
- Arena Reports


A Tribute To Lord Alfred Hayes



We start the year 1991 with some sad news to announce. Longtime WWF announcer Lord Alfred Hayes passed away on January 3rd at the age of 62 due to a heart attack. Hayes (August 8th, 1928 - January 3rd, 1991) was born in London, England where he became proficient in the art of Judo, and early in his career was known as "Judo" Al Hayes.

In the 70's Hayes emigrated to North America, and in his most famous match, he defeated NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dory Funk Jr, but the match was later reversed after Dory Funk Sr attacked the ref, causing the referee to change the decision to a DQ victory for Hayes. Although he didn't win the title that night, he was named PWI's Most Inspirational Wrestler for 1972.

Hayes would turn his back on the fans, and became of the most hated villains, adopting his now famous "Lord" moniker. An injury in the mid 70's caused him to hang up his boots, but he continued his villainous ways as a manager, travelling between St Louis, Florida, Montreal, and later in the AWA.

While in the AWA, he once again embraced the fans during his feud with fellow manager Bobby Heenan.

In 1982, "Lord" Alfred Hayes moved to the WWF, where he became famous during his run on Tuesday Night Titans, where Hayes was usually on the wrong end of many mishaps, including when he was bitten by one of Hillbilly Jim's goats. Hayes took it all in stride and kept the fans laughing and thoroughly entertained.

"Alfred Hayes brought a sophistication to announcing, and showed me what it was to be a true gentleman. I will miss his Lordship. Rest in peace, Lord Alfred", Vince McMahon remarked.



Promotional Analysis:

WWF

- During a match with Tugboat, The Mountie suffered a lower lumbar spinal cord compression, and will be out for the next year.

- WWF President Jack Tunney has announced that the company has extended it's deal with NBC to continue to show Saturday's Night Main Event.

- The Big Boss Man shocked the fans when he attacked Jake "The Snake" Roberts on an episode of The Funeral Parlor.

- In an equally stunning turn of events, on a recent episode of Superstars, The Legion Of Doom appeared ringside, when The Hart Foundation were defending the WWF Tag Team Championships against Haku and The Barbarian. After a successful defense, Animal and Hawk grabbed the titles and went to hand them to Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart. However, the LOD attacked the champions with their own belts and demanded against the champions.

- Sgt. Slaughter and "The Macho Man" Randy Savage attacked Rowdy Roddy Pipper after The Hot Rod interviewed The Ultimate Warrior. Piper promptly unretired from active competition and challenged the team to a tag team match on the following Superstars. Many were shocked to see Ted Dibiase, ditching his Million Dollar Man persona, come out as Piper's tag team partner.

- To combat the Heenan Family, a group of wrestlers has formed The Chaos Congregation. The stable consists of The British Bulldog, The Texas Tornado, Tugboat, Nikolai Volkoff, and Saba Simba.

Top 5:
1. The Ultimate Warrior - WWF Heavyweight Champion
2. Mr. Perfect - WWF Intercontinental Champion
3. Hulk Hogan - Won The Royal Rumble
4. The Undertaker
5. Sgt Slaughter


WCW

- WCW President Jim Herd announced that the company, once synonymous with the NWA, is in the process of breaking away from the collective. Herd made the controversial decision to stake claim at all the NWA Championships, however it was announced that the NWA Heavyweight Champion will still be regarded as Sting. However, WCW announced the creation of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, that was awarded to Sting after a match with Bobby Eaton. All other NWA Titles (US, Tag, US Tag, and TV) will remain in WCW's control with plans to convert the name to reflect the WCW name.

- The York Foundation has kicked out Terry Taylor and The Terrific One lost a match on Power Hour.

- Top 5:
1. Sting - WCW World Heavyweight Champion
2. Lex Luger - NWA US Heavyweight Champion
3. Ric Flair
4. Barry Windham
5. Tom Zenk - NWA TV Champion


NJPW

- The company made several signings over the past month to solidify their roster. Satanico, El Hijo Del Santo, Dos Caras, Ultimo Dragon, Eddie Guerrero, and Yoshiaki Yatsu have all signed written deals.

- IWGP Heavyweight Champion Tatsumi Fujinami defend the title twice this month, with victories over Big Van Vader and Masahiro Chono respectively. At Elements Of The Battle 1991 next month, the champion will face off against Big Van Vader in what should be a hard hitting classic.

- IWGP Tag Champions Super Strong Machine and Hiro Saito defended their belts once, defeating Osamu Kido and Kengo Kimura.

- IWGP Jr Heavyweight Champion Jushin Thunder Liger defended his belt once, defeating Koji Kanemoto. The rematch will take place at Elements Of The Battle 1991 next month.

- Riki Chosu was the MVP of the January Tour, putting on great matches with The Great Muta, Big Van Vader, and Shinya Hashimoto. Many are already saying Chosu's match againt Muta is already a favorite for Match Of 1991

- Top 5:
1. Tatsumi Fujinami - IWGP Heavyweight Champion
2. Jushin Thunder Liger - IWGP Jr Heavyweight Champion
3. Riki Chosu
4. Big Van Vader
5. The Great Muta


AJPW

- AJPW and WWF have ended their relationship that saw WWF sending the AJPW some of their talent for their top shows. WCW will still share some talents, most notably Stan Hansen and Tom Zenk.

- AJPW Triple Crown Champion Stan "The Lariat" Hansen defended his title four times throughout the month, defeating both Abdullah The Butcher and Dan Spivey twice. The bloody and ultra violent Hansen-Butcher match at New Year Giant Series is said to be an early candidate for Match Of The Year.

- AJPW Unified World Tag Champions The Miracle Violence Connection of Dr Death Steve Williams and Terry Gordy defended their titles four times, defeating the team of Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat three times and defeating Andre The Giant and Dynamite Kid

- AJPW All Asia Tag Team Champions Johnny Ace and Kenta Kobashi defended their titles 5 times. They defeated The Fantastics three times and the team of Jackie Fulton and Tom Zenk two times.

- Speaking of Tom Zenk, he lost to Tsuyoshi Kikuchi to crown the first ever AJPW TV Champiom.


- Top 5:
1. Stan "The Lariat" Hansen - AJPW Triple Crown Champion
2. Abdullah The Butcher
3. Dan Spivey
4. Dynamite Kid
5. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi - AJPW TV Champion



UWF:

- UWF Owner Herb Abrams brought in a slew of talent ahead of UWF's first ever show. Notably, Abrams has able sign sign talent such as Tully Blanchard, Sid Vicious, The Honky Tonk Man, The Fabulous Moolah, Scott Hall, Buddy Rose, and Wild Bill Irwin.

- Speaking of Irwin, he defeated SD Jones to become the first ever UWF American Champion

- Rip Oliver became the first ever UWF Sportschannel Television Champion when he defeated Brian Blair.


-Top 5:
1. Wild Bill Irwin - UWF American Champion
2. Rip Oliver - UWF Sportschannel Television Champion
3. Brian Blair
4. Tully Blanchard
5. Dr Death Steve Williams




USWA:

- USWA announced the signings of some top talent to start off the year. Rick Rude, Ricky Steamboat, Sid Vicious, Mike Rotunda, Paul Orndorff, and Ricky Morton have all agreed to work dates for the company as the USWA tries to stay relevant in the wrestling landscape.

- Terry Funk defended his USWA World Championship when he defeated Ricky Steamboat, winning by DQ in a great match.

-Top 5:
1. Terry Funk - USWA World Champion
2. Eddie Gilbert - USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion
3. Ricky Steamboat
4. Jerry Lawler
5. Ricky Morton




Dustin Rhodes: A Natural Fit For WWF or WCW??



When "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes announced that he was finishing up in the WWF to run the day to day operations of WCW, both companies did him a favor on his way out. Dusty's 21 year old son, Dustin, was allowed to appear with his father on WWF shows even though he was being featured on WCW programing, known as "The Natural" Dustin Rhodes.

Dustin joined his father in his feud with The Million Dollar Man, and although a huge tag match featuring The Rhodes versus The Million Dollar Man and Virgil was planned, it never came to fruition as Dusty and Dustin both walked out of the company before the planned Royal Rumble Match.

WWF executives were said to be furious with Dusty for leaving before the match, even some to believe that Dusty Rhodes will never be welcomed back to the WWF, those same sources have said the company will happily welcome Dustin back, if he ever choses to come back.

For his short run in the WWF, Dustin had a three match series against The Warlord (a former foe of Dusty's in the NWA). And, although he came out on the losing ends of those matchups, he held his own against the bigger brawler, wowing some insiders with his natural given abilities.

While over on WCW, Dustin was working with veteran Rip Rogers in either singles matches or in 6-Man contests. Rhodes would generally be teamed with some combination of The Young Pistols or The Lighting Express to take on Rip Rogers and The Master Blasters (who remind some of a young Powers Of Pain).

His work in WCW up to this date has been somewhat lackluster, given the limited amount of wrestling he gets in on multi-man matches, when in the ring and given the chance, he has impressed some.

With his father now in charge of WCW, it will be interesting to see how his career plays out, leaving some to wonder if he would be better off in the WWF and away from the shadow of his father.



What Hulk Hogan Royal Rumble Victory Means For Wrestlemania 7



After earning an impressive victory over 29 of the top WWF wrestlers, Hulk Hogan has plenty of options heading into Wrestlemania 7. Hogan does have his eye on the WWF Championship, which is currently held by The Ultimate Warrior.

Hogan and Warrior clashed last year, with Warrior earning the defeat and winning the championship from Hogan. After retaining his title in a brutal Dog Collar Match against The Undertaker at the Rumble, the Warrior is heading into Mania as champion, which has many clamoring for the eventual rematch between two of WWF's biggest stars.

However, could another Wrestlemania rematch be on the horizon?

Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, once known as The Mega-Powers, have a heated past. A past that culminated at Wrestlemania 5 where the Mega-Powers exploded. It was on that night that Hogan would win the WWF Championship for a second time.

During this years Royal Rumble, it looked like The Mega-Powers may have been reforming in front of our eyes, as Hogan and Savage blew through the competition while also saving one another from eliminations. However, at the end of the night, Hogan, Savage, and Sgt Slaughter were the last three in the ring. Hogan accidently eliminated Savage from the match, before eliminating Slaughter for the victory.

In a tense moment, Savage re-entered the ring and began arguing with Hogan. After some harsh words, cooler heads looked like they might prevail, and Hogan offered to shake Savage's hand. After thinking about it, Savage instead slapped Hogan in the face and tried to help Slaughter throw Hogan over the top rope. Luckily, Hogan countered and eliminated Slaughter for the victory.

Could a Mega-Powers explosion be on the horizon?

However, could the patriotic Hogan be looking for another opponent?

After turning his back on his country, Sgt. Slaughter has drawn the ire of Hulk Hogan. However, Slaughter does have his eyes on the WWF Championship, and may be looking to take on The Ultimate Warrior. But, many wonder that since Slaughter didn't win the Rumble match, he doesn't deserve a shot at the championship.

Hogan did make one thing clear after winning the Rumble, he grabbed an American flag and showed the patriotic pride that runs deep inside the man with the 24 inch pythons.

However it turns out, Wrestlemania 7 is looking to be a classic.




Arena Reports

USA:

WWF Royal Rumble - Texas Stadium
Hulk Hogan wins The 30 Man Royal Rumble
The Ultimate Warrior d. The Undertaker Dog Collar Match (Retains WWF World)
Mr. Perfect d. Greg Valentine (Retains WWF Intercontinental)
The Hart Foundation d. The Legion Of Doom (Retains WWF Tag)

WCW World Championship Wrestling - The Bronco Bowl
Sting and Lex Luger d. The Skyscrapers
Barry Windham d. El Gigante
Z-Man d. Kevin Sullivan (Retains NWA Television)
Terry Taylor, Tommy Rich, Ricky Morton d. Buddy Landel and Doom
Norman The Lunatic d. Michael Wallstreet
Bobby Eaton d. The Italian Stallion
The Juicer d. Big Cat
Ranger Ross and Dustin Rhodes d. El Cubano and Rip Rogers

UWF Fury Hour - Reseda Country Club
Tully Blanchard and Bam Bam Bigelow d. Iceman Parsons and Hector Guerrero
Brian Blair d. Bob Orton Jr
Cactus Jack, Ivan Koloff, Sid Vicious d. Ken Patera, SD Jones, The Black Knight
Angel Of Death d. Dusty Wolfe

USWA Dallas - Civic Coliseum Ballroom
California Stud and Bart Sawyer d. Moondog Spot and Doug Gilbert by DQ
Dr. X d. Jeff Jarrett
Dirty White Boy and The Rock n Roll RPMs d. Stan Lane, Chris Champion, Tony Falk
John Tatum d. The Italian Stallion
King Cobra and Eddie Golden d. Brian Lee and Jamie Dundee

LMLW Drop Of The Bomb - Canton National Armory
Candi Devine and Bambi d. Peggy Lee Leather and Heidi Lee Morgan
Rockin Robin d. Kat LeRoux (Retains LMLW International)
Misty Blue d. Taylor Made
La Tigresa d. Molly McShane
Malia Hosaka d. Mariko Yoshida

LPWA Ladies Championship Wrestling - Wayne Ford Civic League
Judy Martin and Susan Green d. Candi Devine and Rockin Robin
Bambi d. Magnificent Mimi
Leilani Kai d. Allison Royal
Heidi Lee Morgan and Misty Blue d. Tina Moretti and Sindy Paradise

PNW Highway To Hell - Montana
Sting d. Mike Miller (Retains NWA World)
Steve Doll d. CW Bergstrom (Retains PNW Heavyweight)
Billy Jack Haynes d. Jesse Barr
Abuda Dein and Al Madril d. Brad Anderson and Scotty The Body
Bart Sawyer, Scott Norton, The Equalizer d. John Rambo and The Harris Brothers

IWCCW Running Wild - Fall River PAL
The Honky Tonk Man d. Tony Rumble in a Cage Match
Rick Rude d. Zap
Tony Atlas d. Rey Odyssey
Vic Steamboat and Joe Savoldi d. The Undertakers
The Tazmaniac d. TD Madison

ECWA East Coast Wrestling Association - Caesar Rodney High School
Nord The Barbarian d. Shinobi
Steve Doll d. Frankie Lancaster (Wins ECWA Heavyweight)
The Moondogs d. Cheetah Master and Boogie Woogie Brown (Wins ECWA Tag)
Ice Train d. Lance Diamond
Mean Mike d. David Isley

TWF Supercard - Denim And Diamonds San Antonio
Kevin Von Erich d. Abdullah The Butcher (Wins TWF Texas Heavyweight)
One Man Gang d. Action Jackson
Terry Gordy and Iceman King Parsons d. Billy Joe Travis and The Great Kabuki
Rod Price d. Al Perez

WCWP Final Verdict - Wayne Ford Civic League
Charlie Norris d. Golden Bear (Retains WCWP Heavyweight)
Brad Rheingnas d. Madd Maxx
Mike Antony d. Kokina Maximus
Ripper Manson, Bill Irwin, Bob Orton Jr d. Hurricane Smith and The Top Guns
Pez Whatley d. Mike Samson

TWA Center Stage 1 - The Original Sports Bar
Kevin Sullivan and Agent Storm d. Don Muraco and Bill Kazmaier
Rocky Johnson d. Brian Pillman
DC Drake d. Mr. Sandman (Retains TWA Championship)
Nikolai Volkoff d. Bobo Brazil Jr
Jason Knight and Bad Crew #1 d. Larry Sharpe and Samurai Warrior
Mafioso Mastino d. Rockin Rebel
Tony Stetson d. Cactus Jack (Retains TWA Bars Wars)
Bruno Sassi d. Chris Candido

SAPW Championship Wrestling From Carolina - Caesar Rodney High School
Wahoo McDaniel d. Ivan Koloff (Wins SAPW US)
Big John Studd and Manny Fernandez d. Paul Jones and Firebreaker Chip
Robert Fuller d. Ranger Ross
Tony Seabolt d. Hollywood Bob Holly

AllStar All Star Wrestling - Fall River PAL
Wendi Richter d. Penelope Paradise
Shinobi and Tommy Rich d. Mike Enos and Bad Crew #2
Kevin Sullivan d. Jason Knight by DQ
Tiny Lister d. Fury
Tony Rumble d. Chris Duffy

ACW Atlantic Coast Wrestling - Caesar Rodney High School
Don Kernodle d. Samu (Retains ACW Mid-Atlantic)
Bad Crew #1 and Nelson Royal d. Rip Rogers and Nailz
Doug Somers d. Joe Gomez
Rocky King d. Rikki Nelson

WWA-NJ Hot In The Shade - Original Sports Bar
Rocky Johnson d. JT Smith (Wins WWA New Jersey Heavyweight)
Pete Doherty and Jason Knight d. Larry Sharpe and Larry Winters
Chris Candido d. Mr Sandman (Retains WWA Junior Heavyweight)
Bobo Brazil Jr. d. Skull Von Crush
Johnny Hotbody drew Rey Odyssey Double DQ
Billy Black d. Pain
Tony Stetson d. Morgus The Maniac
Johnny Rotten d. Abuddah Singh

PWF Breakin' Down 1 - Canton National Guard Armory
Dick Slater d. The Terminator
Jimmy Backlund d. Lou Perez (Retains PWF Light Heavyweight)
King Cobra and Bugsy McGraw d. John Tatum and The Master Blaster
Ron Slinker d. Denny Brown
Bobby Blaze d. Night Train Jackson

SSW Instant Classic - Canton National Guard Armory
One Man Gang d. The Colorado Kid (Wins SSW Heavyweight)
Brian Pillman, Dr. Tom Prichard, GQ Stratus d. Stan Lee, Eddie Golden, Ice Train
Joel Deaton d. The Dark Patriot by DQ
Mike Samson d. Beau James Dog Collar Match

ICWA Death Beckons - Canton National Guard Armory
Dick Slater d. Rocky King (Wins ICWA Heavyweight)
Pat Tanaka d. Jimmy Backlund (Wins ICWA Light Heavyweight)
Rocky Johnson and Nightmare Freddy d. Ron Slinker and The Master Blaster
Bugsy McGraw d. Mark Starr
Tex Slazenger d. Crash The Terminator

IWF Wrestling (Taping #1) - Canton National Guard Armory
Blackjack Mulligan d. Greg Valentine (Wins IWF Television)
Hector Guerrero d. Mike Moore by DQ
Joel Deaton and Jimmy Golden d. Denny Brown and Rob Van Dam

ASCW No More Mister Nice Guy 1991 - Wayne Ford Civic League
Big Scott Hall d. Buddy Rose
Wayne Bloom d. Jules Strongbow
SD Jones and Mike Antony d. Brian Costello and Larry Power by DQ
The Dirty White Boy d. Jose Luis Rivera
Sunny Beach d. Larry Power






Canada:

WFWA Fury, Mayhem, Pain - Edmonton
Don Callis d. Baron Van Raschke (Retains WFWA Canadian Heavyweight)
Ed Moretti and Bad News Allen d. Gene Kiniski and EZ Ryder
Kerry Brown d. Ken Patera
Chris Markoff d. Big Titan
Lance Storm d. Gene Swann

CNWA Desolation 1 - Edmonton
Gama Singh d. Ben Bassarab (Retains CNWA National)
Gerry Morrow d. Ed Moretti (Wins CNWA Television)
Rick Martel and Johnny Smith d. Demolition Hux and Black Dragon
Bob Brown d. Bruiser Bedlam
Buddy Hart and Les Thornton d. Jason Anderson and Chi Chi Cruz
Gary Albright d. Lance Storm
Chris Jericho d. Steve Wilde
Big Titan d. Bobby Clancy
Steve Gillespie d. Fred Della Serra

GPW Tour #5 - Exhibition Park (The Maritimes)
Bad News Allen d. Ron Starr (Wins AGPW International Heavyweight)
Dutch Mantell and Leo Burke d. Demolition Hux and Demolition Blast
The Great Gama d. EZ Ryder


Puerto Rico:

WWC Superestrellas - San Juan
Carlos Colon and TNT d. Rick Rude and Dick Murdoch
Leo Burke and Los Super Medicos d. King Kong Bundy, Chicky Starr, Ron Starr
Wendi Richter d. Monster Ripper (Wins WWC Womens)
Action Jackson d. Bob Bradley
Eddie Gilbert and Sweet Brown Sugar d. Agent Storm and Mike Davis
Ron Garvin d. Giant Warrior


Japan:

NJPW Tour #8 - Sendai
Antonio Inoki, Keji Mutoh, Hiroshi Hase d. Big Van Vader, Masahiro Chono, Animal Hamaguchi
Riki Coshu d. Shinya Hashimoto
Dos Caras d. Koji Kanemoto
El Samurai, El Hijo Del Santo, Black Tiger II d. Kiyoshi Tamura, Mark Rocco, Black Cat
Hiro Saito d. Kazuo Yamazaki
Super Strong Machine, Masa Saito, Mike Enos d. Kengo Kimura, Osamu Kido, Kensuke Sasaki
Stan Lane and Wild Pegasus d. Wellington Wilkins Jr and Satanico

AJPW Golden War Of Eternity 1991 - Nippon Budokan
Stan Hansen d. Dan Spivey (Retains AJPW Triple Crown)
Miracle Violence Connection d. Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat (Retains AJPW Unified World Tag)
Jumbo Tsuruta and Rusher Kimura d. Abdullah The Butcher and Yoshinari Ogawa
Andre The Giant d. Giant Kimala
Masanobu Fuchi, Dory Funk Jr, Terry Funk d. The Destroyer, Jim Brunzell, Johnny Smith
Mitsuharu Misawa d. Haruka Eigen
Johnny Ace and Kenta Kobashi d. The Fantastics (Retians AJPW All Asia)
Joel Deaton and The Holy Demon Army d. Mitsuo Momota, Fire Cat, Rex King
Tsuyoshi Kikuchi d. Tom Zenk (Wins AJPW TV)

SWS Champions In Fire 1991 - Tokyo
Genichiro Tenryu d. Ashura Hara
Nobuhiko Takada d. Naoki Sano
Ichimasa Wakamatsu and The Takano Brothers d. Yoshiaki Tatsu, The Great Kabuki, Dan Kroffat
Kendo Nagasaki and Killer Tim Brooks d. Isao Takagi and Don Arakawa
Hisakatsu Oya and Rochester Roadblock d. Giant Goliath and Tatsumi Kitahara

AJW Amazing Amazons 1991 - Chiba Bridge Arena
Aja Kong d. Bull Nakano (Wins WWWA World)
Kyoko Inoue d. Madusa Micelli (Retains AJW Singles)
Akira Hokuto d. Cooga (Retains AJW Junior)
Manami Toyota d. Bison Kimura (Retains All Pacific)
Yumiko Hotta d. Takako Inoue
Bat Yoshinaga d. Sakie Hasegawa (Wins IWA Women's World)
Reggie Bennett and Debbie Malenko d. Las Cachorros Orienteles (Wins AJW Tag)
Miki Handa, Kurenai, KAORU d. Mariko Yoshida, Kumiko Maekawa, Kaoru Ito

UWFi Bushido 1 - Hiroshima
Salman Hasimikov d. Nobuhiko Takada (Wins Pro-Wrestling World)
Victor Sangiev and Gary Albright d. Naoki Sano and Koji Kitao
Bob Backlund d. Dan Severn
Yoji Anjo d. Yoshihiro Takayama
Shunji Takano d. Samson Fuyukii
Bad News Allen d. Koki Kitahara
Billy Robinson d. Masahito Kakihara
Tatsuo Nakano d. Ryogaku Wada

W*NG Tour #6 - Battle Sphere Tokyo
Fishman and Headhunter A d. The Great Wojo and Fantasma
TNT d. Iceman (Retains W*NG Top Contender)
Tugboat Taylor and Gypsy Joe d. Killer and Mongolian Mauler

FMW Tour #5 - Battle Sphere Tokyo
Atsushi Onita, Tarzan Goto, Matsashi Aoyagi d. The Sheik, The Gladiator, Tiger Jeet Singh
Megumi Kudo d. Dynamite Kansai
Hisakatsu Oya, Amigo Ultra, Mr. Pogo d. Big Titan, Yukihiro Kanemura, Goro Tsurumi
Combat Toyota d. Miwa Sato
Battle Ranger and Hayato Nanjyo d. Horace Boulder and The Shooter

PWFG Tour #4 - Battle Sphere Tokyo
Umanosuke Ueda, Yoskiaki Fujiwara, Masakatsu Funaki d. Minoru Suzuki, Katsumi Usuda, Tatsuo Nakano
Yuki Ishikawa, Yoji Anjo, Tatutushi Goto d. Wayne Shamrock, Dan Severn, Wellington Wilkins Jr.
Super Strong Machine and Victor Zangiev d. Shoichi Funaki and Minoru Tanaka
Mark Starr d. Daisuke Ikeda

ULL Claws Of The Eagle 1991 - Battle Sphere Tokyo
Gran Hamada d. Bulldog Punish KT
Piloto Suicida and Dan Kroffat d. Masa Michinoku and Monkey Magic Wakita
Shoichi Funaki d. The Lightning Kid
Minoru Tanaka d. Masao Orihara
Yukihido Uena and Bestia Salvaje d. Richard Slinger and Ricky Fuji









Mexico:

CMLL Super Viernes - Pueblo:
El Canek d. Cien Caras (retains CMLL Heavy)
Blue Demon Jr d. Emilio Charles Jr. (retains NWA World Welterweight)
Mascara Ano 2000 d. Villiano III (retains CMLL World Light Heavy)
La Fiera d. Rayo De Jalsico Jr (retains Mexican National Heavy)
Forgotten Generation d. Perro Aguayo and El Dandy by DQ
Misterioso d. Lizmar (retains CMLL World Middleweight)
Universo 2000 d Fuerza Guerrera - Cage Match (retains CMLL World Welter)
Mascara Sagrada, Atlantis, Kato Kung Lee d. La Ola Blanca
Angel Azteca d Ringo Mendoza (Retains NWA World Light Heavyweight)
Apolo Dantes, Kung Fu, Arkangel De La Muerte d. Sangre Chicana, Vampiro Casanova, Americo Rocca (Retains CMLL World Trios)

UWA - Arena Neza
El Signo d. Dos Caras
Mil Mascaras, Black Terry, Jose Luis Feliciano d Negro Casas, Tinieblas, El Hijo del Santo
Villiano IV d. Blue Panther - Cage Match (Retains UWA World Lightweight)
Tortuguilla Karateka II d Silver King - Cage Match
Los Brazos b. Fishman and Babe Face
Transformer d. Solar (Retains UWA World Welterweight)
Kahoz d Tortuguilla Karateka I (Retains UWA World Jr. Light Heavyweight)
Miss Janeth d Marcela (Retains UWA Womens)

WWA Mexico Abandonado 1 - Arena Lopez Mateos
Mil Mascaras d. Jaque Mate - I Quit (Retains WWA World Light Heavyweight)
Silver King, Fishman, Brazo de Plato d. Rey Misterio Sr, El Hijo del Santo, El Texano
Villiano IV d. Brazo de Oro by DQ
Super Astro and Mondo Guerrero d. El Mercenarios
Villiano V d Ultraman 2000
Colibri d. Mercenario I


England:

PPUK Radioactive - Andover Leisure Centre
Brian Maxine d. Jackie Pallo Jr (Retains PPUK World Heavyweight)
Ian McGregor, Marty Jones, Ben McCoy d. Mal Sanders, Sid Cooper, Keith Myatt
Johnny Saint d Adrian Finch
Johnny Kidd d. Tom Tyrone (Wins PPUK Arena Championship)

ASW Live Wire - Nottingham
Dave Duran, David Taylor, Chic Cullen d. Lee Bronson, Alan Kilby, Tiger Dalbir Singh
Crusher Mason d. Giant Warrior
Robbie Brookside d. Blondie Barratt
Steve Morocco d. Mark Rooco
Steve Prince d. Bearcat Brady

BWF Tour #8 - Oakengates Theater
Marty Jones and Kendo Nagasaki d. Steven Regal and Giant Haystacks
Tony St. Clair d. Sid Cooper
Johnny Saint and Ben McCoy d Adrian Finch and Tom Tyrone
Brian Maxine d. Johnny South
Crusher Mason and Doc Dean d. Skull Murphy and Danny Boy Collins

JPUK Cliffhanger - Andover Leisure Centre
Big Daddy d. Mal Sanders
Keith Myatt, Sid Copper, Ian McGregor d. Johnny Kid, Alan Kilby, Steve Grey
Blondie Barratt d. Dave Adams
Johnny Angel d. Spinner McKenzie





Germany:

CWA Consequence 1991 -Frankfurt
Larry Cameron, Rambo, Giant Haystacks d.
Steve Wright d. Dan Collins (Retains CWA World Middleweight)
Franz Schumann and Mile Zrno d Dynamite Smith and Barbarian - Cage (Retains CWA World Tag)
Mal Sanders d. George Takano
Tony Halme d. Jason Cross
Johnny Angel and Kurragan d. Tony St. Clair and Mad Bull Buster




NEXT ISSUE:
Legion Of Doom: No More Kid Games
The Four Horseman's Murky Future
Masahiro Chono: The Future Is Bright
News and Notes
Promotional Analysis
Arena Reports






__________________
PSN: JasonForTheWin

Currently Playing:
Madden 19 -
NBA 2K18 - May The (Pittsburgh) Force Be With You
NHL 18
JasonForTheWin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisements - Register to remove
Old 01-25-2021, 03:14 PM   #2
Rookie
 
JasonForTheWin's Arena
 
OVR: 0
Join Date: Aug 2018
Re: PWI The Magazine

PWI The Magazine: March 1991 Edition

Contents:
The Legion Of Doom: No More Kids Games
The Four Horseman's Murky Future
Masahiro Chono: The Future Is Bright
News And Notes
Promotional Analysis
Arena Reports




Masahiro Chono: The Future Is Bright:




While many American fans have never heard his name, Masahiro Chono is quickly climbing the ranks over in Japan and many consider him to be the future of the professional wrestling business. Wrestling for NJPW, Chono has been accumulating quite a resume.

in 1984 he debuted in a match against The Great Muta, and after 3 years, put together a string a highlight reel matches. In 1987 he defeated Shinya Hashimoto to win the Young Lions Cup. After a brief excursion to America, where he wrestled primarily in Alabama and the Carolina's he came back home to NJPW where he took part in the company's first ever show at the Tokyo Dome in 1989. He wrestled in a tournament to crown the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, losing in the Quaterfinals to Big Van Vader. He then was in the main event of the second show at the Tokyo Dome, teaming with Shinya Hashimoto to defeat Antonio Inoki and Seji Sakaguchi.

This past December, Lou Thesz came out of retirement to take on Chono. After defeating the legendary Thesz, Chono was primed for 1991.

Even though Chono has not been able to capture the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, losing three times to Tatsumi Fuinami, and losing to Antonio Inoki in a classic bout, Chono is considered on of NJPW biggest stars. His matches this year with Shinya Hashimoto, his long time rival, have been called by many some of the greatest matches in NJPW history.

Chono may soon find himself on the radar of WWF and WCW, the biggest promotions in the US. It's something that has piqued Chono's interest.

"It would be an honor to wrestle in the United States. I am a warrior and will take on any challenge. I would like it very much." Chono said through a translator.



The Legion Of Doom: No More Kids Games



When Hawk and Animal came to the WWF 7 months ago, they thought they would be tag champions within short order. However, with The Hart Foundation and Demolition embroiled in a feud, the team was relegated to the sidelines. They spent their time doing promotional work for the company, taking pictures for all sorts of toys and childrens accessories.

Seven months has taken their toll on the team. Hawk and Animal decided to take their careers back in their hands, and they don't care what you think. On a recent episode of Superstars, Hawk and Animal attacked The Hart Foundation, and made it clear that they have their sights set on the WWF Tag Team Championships.

"7 months. 7 long months. No title shots!! For seven months we did our jobs. We shook hands. We kissed babies. But, no more!! What you are looking at is the greatest tag team ever. Hart Foundation, very soon you will see why we are the Legion Of Doom. Tell'em Hawk."

"Weeeeelll.....Animal.....Hawk.....We are not going to be neutered any longer......WWF....Hart Foundation......You took these two bulls, and you tried to turn them into milking cows.....My name ain't Bessiie, and we ain't now cows.....We are bulls.....and we are about to jam our horns down your throats!!!"


PROMOTIONAL ANALYSIS

WWF:
- Bobby Heenan, The Barbarian, and Pat Patterson have all resigned with the company.
- Jim Powers and announcer Mike McGuirk are reportedly an item.
- The Mouth Of The South Jimmy Hart sold the contracts of The Nasty Boys to Gen. Adan on a recent episode of The Brother Love Show. The Nasty Boys will be aligning with Sgt. Slaughter in a new collective known as The Tribe.
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect successfully defended his title against Jake "The Snake" Roberts on a recent episode of Superstars. All indications are that it has been the match of the year for WWF, to date.
- WWF Tag Champions The Hart Foundation defended their title twice during the month. They were victorious over The Nasty Boys and The Legion Of Doom on episodes of Superstars.

- Top 5
1. The Ultimate Warrior - WWF Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Mr. Perfect - WWF Intercontinental Champion (LR:2)
3. Hulk Hogan (LR:3)
4. Roddy Piper (LR: NR)
5. The Warlord (LR: NR)


WCW:
- Larry Zbszko has agreed to a new deal with the company.
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion Sting defended his title one time during the month, in a winning effort over Bobby Eaton
- Lex Luger defended his WCW US Heavyweight Championship in a match against Bobby Eaton
- Doom lost the WCW World Tag Titles to The Lightning Express (Brad Armstrong and Tim Horner) at WrestleWar '91
- The Steiner Brothers lost the WCW United States Tag Titles to the team of Buddy Landel and Rip Rogers during a World Championship Wrestling taping.
Landel and Rogers will be now known as Your New Heroes. They successfully defended their titles at WrestleWar '91 against The Young Pistols.
- Speaking of WrestleWar '91, many insiders were shocked at the decision to leave WCW's top talents off the show. Sting, Lex Luger, Ric Flair, and The Steiner Brothers were all left off the show. While the show was considered solid, the decision to have Stan Hansen and "Wildfire" Tommy Rich main event, was completely shocking.

- Top 5:
1. Sting - WCW World Heavyeight Champion (LR:1)
2. Lex Luger - WCW US Heavyweight Champion (LR:2)
3. Stan Hansen (LR:NR)
4. Bobby Eaton (LR:NR)
5. Z-Man - WCW Television Champion (LR:5)



NJPW:
- Kensuske Sasaki, Kengo Kimura, and Jushin Thunder Liger have all agreed to extensions with the company.
- IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Tatsumi Fujinami defended his title three times throughout the month, defeating Big Van Vader twice and Masahiro Chono once.
- IWGPJunior Heavyweight Champion Jushin Thunder Liger defended his title once, at Elements Of Battle 1991, defetaing Koji Kanemoto in what was said to be an excellent match.

- Top 5:
1. Tatsumi Fujinami - IWGP World Heavyweight (LR:1)
2. Jushin Thunder Liger - IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion (LR:2)
3. Masahiro Chono (LR: NR)
4. Dos Caras (LR:NR)
5. Big Van Vader (LR:4)



AJPW:
- AJPW Triple Crown Champion Stan Hansen defended his title twice during the Febuary tour. He defeated Abdullah The Butcher on tour #6 and then defeated Johnny Ace during the eighth tour.
- AJPW Television Champion Tsuyoshi Kikuchi defended his title against Mitsuo Momota during the third day of the Febuary tour.
- The AJPW All Asia Tag Team Champions Johnny Ace and Kenta Kabashi continued their rivalries against The Fantastics and the team of Jackie Fulton and Tom Zenk, successfully defending their titles against both teams twice during the mont.

- Top 5:
1. Stan Hansen - AJPW Triple Crown Champion (LR:1)
2. The Giant Baba (LR:NR)
3. Jumbo Tsuruta (LR:NR)
4. Johnny Ace - 1/2 AJPW All Asia Tag Team (LR:NR)
5. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi - AJPW Television Champion (LR:5)



UWF:
- UWF American Champion Bill Irwin successfully defended his title against The Black Knight.
- Rip Oliver defended the UWF Sportschannel Television Championship against Iceman King Parsons
- The team of Darkness Falls (SD Jones and The Black Knight) became the first ever UWF Tag Team Champions when they defeated The Evening Express (Jesse Barr and Steve Rega)l. They then defended the title two more times over the course of the month. They defeated Buddy Rose and Col. Debeers and then they defended against The Evening Express in a bloody rematch from their first match.

- Top 5:
1. Wild Bill Irwin - UWF American Champion (LR:1)
2. Rip Oliver - UWF Sportschannel Television (LR:2)
3. Tully Blanchard (LR:4)
4. Iceman King Parsons (LR:NR)
5. The Black Knight - 1/2 UWF Tag Team Champions (LR:NR)


USWA:
- Stan Lane has officially left the promotion to concentrate on his career in Japan with NJPW
- USWA has signed veteran Larry Zbszko to a deal.
- Terry Funk defended his USWA Unified World Heavyweight title in a match with Ricky Morton.
- The USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Eddie Gilbert defended his title in a match with King Cobra.
- The USWA Tag Team Champions The Dirty White Boy and Doug Gilbert have yet to defend thier titles in 1991.


- Top 5:
1. Terry Funk - USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion (LR:1)
2. Eddie Gilbert - USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (LR:2)
3. Paul Orndorff (LR:NR)
4. Ricky Morton (LR:5)
5. Doug Gilbert - 1/2 USWA Tag Team Champions (LR:NR)





The Murky Future Of The Four Horsemen



Once the greatest faction in the history of professional wrestling, The Four Horseman has officially broke up. What led to the dissolution??

The cracks can be traced back to former best friends and founding Four Horsemen members "The Natrue Boy" Ric Flair and "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson. During the begininng weeks of 1991, Ric Flair made it clear he was looking to capture tag team gold, saying that his career is almost complete and the only thing left for him to do is have a long reign with the WCW Tag Team Championships, which were currently held by Doom.

Many, including Arn Anderson, figured that Flair would be wanting to team with the Enforcer. However, Flair would join forces with fellow Horsemen member Barry Windham. This was a decision that seemed to anger Anderson.

"Just like a old mangy dog, Flair left me outside to survive the element by myself. I know when I am not wanted. One thing about me, is I evolve." Anderson told our insiders.

So, as Flair and Windham were having some success as a tag team, Arn Anderson started an association with Larry Zbyszko. It was an association that ultimately would lead to the end of The Four Horsemen.

"Look, when Arn started to bring along Larry, it caused issues. He was not a Horsemen. Slowly, divisions started to show." Barry Windham to our reporters.

With Arn Anderson isolating himself from The Horsemen, Flair and Windham stayed focused on the Tag Titles. It was that focus that started to anger another member of the group.

"With Arn and Larry doing their thing, and Ric and Barry trying to do their thing, where did that leave me?? Very quickly, it was 'Sid grab out bags'.....'Sid take a back seat'......Sid Vicious doesn't take a back seat for anyone!!!" Sid Vicious said.

Soon, Sid figured that if Arn is teaming with Larry and Ric was teaming with Barry, he needed to find his own team. He looked no further than his former manager Paul E. Dangerously, and soon with Dan Spivey, the Skyscrapers were reformed.

It became apparent that The Four Horsemen were only together on paper. It all came to an end when Ric Flair and Barry Windham attacked Arn Anderson and Larry Zbsyzko. Sid Vicious came down to try to calm the situation. Ric got on the mic and ordered Sid Vicious to attack Arn. After thinking about it, Sid attacked Arn.

As Flair and Windham were celebrating, Sid turned his attention to his former stablemates and ended up powerbombing Flair and then Windham.

"I did something that Sting couldn't do. That Dusty Rhodes couldn't do. Something that The Steiner Brothers couldn't do. I brought death to the Horsemen!!! When I powerbombed Ric and Barry, it felt so good. History will say Sid Vicious ended The Four Horsemen!!"

Where does that leave things??

Ric Flair and Barry Windham are left teaming together. Arn Anderson and Larry Zbsyzko have formed The Enforcers and are garnering the cheers of the fans. Sid Vicious and Dan Spivey are teaming as the reformed Skyscrapers.



Arena Reports:

WWF Superstars - St Lous MO
Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior d. The Undertaker and Earthquake by DQ
Rick Martel and The Legion Of Doom d. The Texas Tornado, Tugboat, Nikolai Volkoff
Randy Savage d. Al Burke
Roddy Piper d. Barry Hardy
Dino Bravo d. Jim Powers

WCW WrestleWar '91 - Charlotte Coliseum
Stan Hansen d. Tommy Rich
Z Man d. Bobby Eaton (Retains NWA Television)
Barry Windham d. Michael Wallstreet
The Enforcers d. The Skyscrapers
El Gigante d. Terry Taylor by DQ
The Lightning Express d. Doom (Wins NWA Tag)
Rip Rogers and Buddy Landell d. The Young Pistols (Retains NWA US Tag)
Ranger Ross d. Big Cat
Dustin Rhodes d. El Cubano
Norman The Lunatic d. The Motor City Madman

UWF Fury Hour (Taping #1) - Reseda Country Club
Tully Blanchard and The Honky Tonk Man d. Brian Blair and Kevin Von Erich
Angel Of Death, Hector Guerrero, Billy Jack Haynes d. Don Muraco, Jesse Barr, Steve Regal
The Fabulous Moolah d. Magnificent Mimi
Bill Irwin d. The Black Knight (Retains UWF American)
Bob Bradley d. Bruno Sassi

USWA Championship Wrestling - Baton Rouge, LA
Sid Justice and Rick Rude d. Bam Bam Bigelow and Jerry Lawler
Eddie Gilbert d. King Cobra (Retains USWA Southern Heavyweight)
Koko B. Ware and Steve Keirn d. Moondog Spot and Mike Sharpe
Eric Embry, Bill Dundee, Paul Orndorff d. The Colorado Kid, Tony Falk, Chris Champion
Dr. X and Jimmy Golden d. Jeff Jarrett and Stan Lee

LMLW One For All 1 - Canton National Guard Armory
Luna Vachon d. Candi Devine (Retains LMLW World)
Penelope Paraduse d. Debbie Combs by DQ
The Glamour Girls d. Malia Hosaka and Misty Blue (Retains LMLW Tag)
Bambi d. Kat LeRoux (Wins WWoW Television)
La Tigresa d. Tina Moretti
Heidi Lee Morgan and Taylor Made d. Molly McShane and Olympia Hartauer
Peggy Lee Leather d. Amy Lee

LPWA Ladies Championship Wrestling (Taping #1) - Wayne Ford Civic League
Susan Sexton d. Madusa Micelli (Retains LPWA World)
Judy Martin and Susan Green d. Rockin' Robin and Cnadi Devine
Leilani Kai d. Allison Royal
Bambi d. Denise Storm

PNW Love To Burn 1 - Tacoma, WA
Steve Doll d. Mike Miller (Retains NWA Pacific Northwest Heavy)
Billy Jack Haynes d. Bart Sawyer
CW Bergstrom d. John Rambo
Al Madril and Jesse Barr d. The Equalizer and The Grappler (Wins NWA Pacific Northwest Tag)
Abbuda Dein d. Scott Norton (Wins NWA Pacific Northwest Television)
The Harris Brothers d. Brad Anderson and Scotty The Body

IWCCW Beyond Belief - Bank St. Armory
Rick Rude d. The Honky Tonk Man
King Kong Bundy d. Pete Doherty
Tony Atlas d. Tiny Lister
Joe Savoldi and Vic Steamboat d. The Tazmaniac and The Rochester Roadblock
Tony Rumble and Zap d. Rey Odyssey and TD Madison

ECWA East Coast Wrestling Association - Caesar Rodney High School
Nord The Barbarian d. Shinobi
Steve Doll d. The Cheetah Master (Retains ECWA Heavyweight)
The Moondogs d. Curtis Thompson and Frankie Lancaster (Retains ECWA Tag)
Ice Train d. Lance Diamond (Retains ECWA Mid-Atlantic)
David Isley d. Boogie Woogie Brown

TWF - Texas Championship Wrestling (Taping #1) - Denim And Diamonds San Antonio
Terry Gordy and Iceman King Parsons d. One Man Gang and The Angel Of Death
Chris Adams d. Al Madril
The Great Kabuki, Doink, Manny Fernandez d. Brian Adias, Action Jackson, Ricky Vaughn
Jerry Lawler d. Stevie Ray

WCWP Found Guilty 1 - Wayne Ford Civic League
Brad Rheingans and Mike Antony d. Bob Orton Jr. and Wayne Bloom
Chris Adams d. Psycho
Maxx Payne d. Bill Irwin
Charlie Norris d. Kokina Maximus (Retains WCWP Heavyweight)
Ripper Manson, Golden Bear, Pez Whatley d. Mike Samson and The Top Guns
Madd Maxx d. Hurricane Smith
Susan Green d. Black Venus (Retains WCWP Ladies)
Brian Christopher d. Saturn (Retains WCWP Middleweight)

TWA Vertigo 1 - Original Sports Bar
Kevin Sullivan and Abdullah The Butcher d. Rocky Johnson and Don Muraco
Nikolai Volkoff d. Bill Kazmaier
Brian Pillman d. Mike Sharpe
Agent Storm d. King Kaluha
Eddie Gilbert d. Cactus Jack
Steve Keirn d. Joey Maggs
Mr. Sandman d. Hack Myers
Bad Crew #1 d. Chris Candido by DQ

SAPW Creeping Death 1 - Caesar Rodney High School
Ron Garvin d. Wahoo McDaniel (Retains SAPW Heavyweight)
Big John Studd d. Bad Crew #2
Ivan Koloff and Butch Reed d. Ranger Ross and Paul Jones
Brian Blair d. Gene Ligon
Tommy Angel and Tommy Seabolt d. Dennis Condrey and Vince Torelli (Retains SAPW Tag)
Greg Wojokowski d. Firebreaker Chip
The Grappler d. The Wall
Hollywood Bob Holly d. Tex Slazenger by DQ

PWA Pushing The Limits - Wayne Ford Civic League
Baron von Raschke d. Butch Reed (Wins PWA Heavyweight)
The Honky Tonk Man d. Ken Patera
Golden Bear d. Charlie Norris
Mike Sharpe and Mike Antony d. The Top Guns (Wins PWA Tag)
Hurricane Smith d. Jerry Lynn

AllStar All-Star Wrestling - Fall River PAL
The Fabulous Moolah d. Wendi Richter
One Man Gang d. Shinobi
Tommy Rich and Tiny Lister d. Mike Enos and Fury by DQ
Kevin Sullivan d. Bruce Hart
Jason Knight d. Tony Rumble by DQ

ACW New Dawn - Caesar Rodney High School
Don Kernodle d. Nailz (Retains ACW Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight)
Big John Studd and Doug Somers d. Bad Crew #1 and Tommy Angel
Nelson Royal d. Sam Houston
Samu d. Joe Cruz
Rip Rogers d. Rikki Nelson

MEWF All For One 1991 - Caesar Rodney High School
Nelson Royal d. Mike Rotundo
Tracy Smothers d. Nailz
Don Kernodle d. Rikki Nelson (Wins MEWF Mid-Atlantic)
Danny Davis d. Frankie Lancaster
Bobby Blaze d. Georgous George III

WWA-NJ Dog Days - Original Sports Bar
Jason Knight d. Chris Candido (Wins WWA-NJ Junior Heavyweight)
Mr. Sandman and Tony Stetson d. Larry Sharpe and Bobo Brazil Jr.
JT Smith d. Larry Winters
Billy Black d. Johnny Hotbody
Skull von Crush d. Spider
Abuddah Singh d. Morgus The Maniac

PWF Breakin' Down 1 - Canton National Guard Armory
John Tatum d. Steve Keirn (Wins PWF Florida)
Dick Slater and Austin Idol d. Bugsy McGraw and King Cobra
Jimmy Backlund d. Denny Brown (Retains PWF Light Heavyweight)
Ron Slinker d. The Master Blaster
Tommy Lane and Chris Champion d. Lou Perez and The Terminator

SSW Terror Rising 1991 - Canton National Guard Armory
One Man Gang d. Stan Lee (Retains SSW Heavyweight)
Brian Pillman, Dr. Tom Prichard, GQ Stratus d. Dark Patriot, Ice Train, The Colorado Kid
Robert Fuller and Mike Samson d. Danny Davis and Tim Horner
Eddie Golden d. Beau James

ICWA All That's Left - Canton National Guard Armory
Pat Tanaka d. Jimmy Backlund (Retains ICWA Light Heavyweight)
Rocky Johnson and Nightmare Freddy d. Adrian Street and The Dirty White Boy
Steve Doll d. Ron Slinker
Rocky King d. The Master Blaster
Tex Slazenger and Dennis Condrey d. Bugsy McGraw and Jeff Jarrett
Rob Van Dam d. Mark Starr

IWF Wrathchild - Canton National Guard Armory
Blackjack Mulligan d. Buddy Landel (Retains IWF Television)
Joel Deaton and Don Kernodle d. Hector Guerrero and Chris Champion
Greg Valentine d. Rob Van Dam
Mike Moore d. Brett Colt

ASCW Bedlam Brawl 1991 - Wayne Ford Civic League
Mike Antony d. Wayne Bloom
Jules Strongbow and Big Scott Hall d. Buddy Rose and Ripper Manson
Brian Costello d. Sunny Beach by DQ
Austin Idol d. Cactus Jack Manson
Big Tilly d. Jose Luis Rivera
The Dirty White Boy d. Larry Power
SD Jones d. David Power



Puerto Rico:
WWC It's Over 1 - San Juan
Carlos Colon and Ricky Steamboat d. Dick Murdoch and Action Jackson
Huracan Castillo Jr. d. Paul Orndorff (Retains WWC World Jr. Heavyweight)
Big Scott Hall d. Ray Gonzalez (Retains WWC Television)
El Bronco #1 d. Mike Davis (Retains WWC Caribbean Heavyweight)
King Kong Bundy, Ron Garvin, Doink d. Eddie Gilbert, Sweet Brown Sugar, Gran Mendoza
Wendi Richter d. Denise Storm (Retains WWC Womens)
La Tigresa d. Luna Vachon
Susan Sexton d. Candi Devine
El Profe d. Leo Burke



Canada:

WFWA Main Event Wrestling (Taping #1) - Bumpers Bar Alberta
Gene Kiniski and Rick Martel d. Bad News Allen and The Great Gama
Demolition Blast d. Bob Brown by DQ
Don Callis d. Shane Sewell by DQ
The Sledge Hammer d. Gene Swan
Ken Patera d. Chi Chi Cruz

CNWA Thou Shall Not 1 - Clagary
Rick Martel and Don Callis d. Demolition Hux and Black Dragon (Retains CNWA Tag)
Gama Singh d. Jason Anderson (Retains CNWA National)
Johnny Smith and Ed Moretti d. Ben Bassarab and Les Thornton
Bob Brown d. Gary Albright
Billy Robinson and Big Titan d. Carl Oulellet and Chris Jericho
Demolition Blast d. Fred Della Serra
Lance Storm d. Black Abyss
Bob Holly d. Steve Wilde I Quit Match

AGPW Heaven's On Fire 1991 - Exhibition Park Maritimes
Ron Starr and Leo Burke d, Billy Jack Strong and Kurrgan
Bill Kazmaier d. Demolition Blast
Frank Blues and Nitron d. Shane Sewell and Jason Helton (Wins AGPW North American Tag)
EZ Ryder d. Otis Apollo
Verne Siebert d. Dr. Hannibal


Japan:

NJPW Elements Of Battle 1991 - Yokohama
Tatsumi Fujinami d. Big Van Vader (Retains IWGP World Heavyweight)
Jushin Thunder Liger d. Koji Kanemoto (Retains IWGP Junior Heavyweight)
Osamu Kido, Hiroshi Hase, Antonio Inoki d. Shiro Koshinaka, Tatsutoshi Goto, Kuniaki Kobayashi
Masa Saito, Masahiro Chono, Super Strong Machine d. Kengo Kimura, Keji Mutoh, Shinya Hashimoto
Dos Caras d. Kiyoshi Tamura
El Samurai d. Black Cat
Hiro Saito d. Stan Lane
Mark Rocco d. Kazuo Yamazaki
Santanico d. Wild Pegasus

AJPW Feb Tour Day #7 1991 - Shinjuku FACE Kanto
Yoshinari Ogawa and The Miracle Violence Connection d. Giant Baba, Doug Furnas, Dan Kroffat
Mitsuhara Misawa d. Masanobu Fuchi
Abdullah The Butcher, Dan Spivey, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi d. Mighty Inoue, Jackie Fulton, Tom Zenk
Johnny Ace and Jim Brunzell d. Mitsuo Momota and Kenta Kobashi
The Makenko Brothers d. The Fantastics
Richard Slinger, Joel Deaton, Billy Black d. Fire Cat and The Renegade Warriors
Haruka Eigen and Giant Kimala d. Pete Roberts and Frankie Favorite
Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker and Al Perez d. Sunny Beach and Rex King

SWS Dragon's Fire Excel 1991 - Tokyo
Nobuhiko Takada d. Naoki Sano
Masakatsu Funaki d. Koji Kitao by DQ
Genichiro Tenyu and Isao Takagi d. The Great Kabuki and Ashura Hara
Tatsumi Kitahara and The Takano Brothers d. Kendo Nagasaki, Hisakatsu, Killer Tim Brooks
Hiromichi Fuyuki d. Goro Tsurumi in a Cage Match
Don Arakawa d. Rochester Roadblock by DQ

AJW Feb Tour Day #6 - Tokyo
Tomoko Watanabe, Kyoko Inoue, Akira Hokuto d, Reggie Bennett, Debbie Malenko, Madusa Micellli
Aja Kong, Yumiko Hotta, Bat Yoshinaga d. Cooga, Miki Handa, Kumiko Maekawa
Sakie Haegawa and Bison Kimura d. Takao Inoue and Etsuko Mita
Toshiyo Yamada and Kaoru Ito d. Mariko Yoshida and Yasha Kurenai

UWFi Bushido 2 - Okayama
Nobuhiko Takada and Naoki Sano d. Victor Zangiev and Gary Albright
Bob Backlund d. Samson Fuyuki
Billy Robinson and Yoji Anjo d. Shunji Takano and Masashi Aoyagi
Koji Kitao d. Dan Severn
Bad News Allen d. Yoshihiro Takayama
Isao Takagi d. Super Delfin
Koki Kitahara d. Tatsuo Nakano
Hiromitsu Kanehara d. Ryogaku Wada

W*NG Fear Is Destined 1991 - Tokyo
Dory Funk Jr. and Fantasma d. The Headhunters
Giant Kimala d. The Great Wojo (Wins W*NG World Heavyweight)
Fishman d. Tugboat Taylor
Gypsy Joe d. The Killer

FMW Arena Show - Shinjuku FACE Kanto
Atsushi Onita d. Umanosuke Ueda
Mitsuhiro Mataunaga d. Masashi Aoyagi (Retains FMW Brass Knuckles)
Dynamite Kansai d. Shark Tsuchiya
Tarzan Goto, Goro Tsurumi, Ricky Fuji d. Hisakatsu Oya, Amigo Ultra, Sabu
Sambo Asako d, The Gladiator
Dr. Luther and Horace Boulder d. Big Titan and Yukihiro Kanemura (Retains FMW Brass Knuckles Tag)
Combat Toyota d. Bad Nurse Nakamura

PWFG The Hit 1991 - Shinjuku FACE Kanto
Makatsu Funaki d. Dan Severn (Retains PWFG Openweight)
Yoshiaki Fujiwara d. Umanosuke Ueda
Tiger Jeet Singh d. Super Strong Machine
Yoji Anjo d. Minoru Suzuki
Tatsutoshi Goto d. Tarzan Goto
Yuki Ishikawa d. Joe Malenko
Victor Zangiev, Minoru Tanaka, Shoichi Funaki d. Yoshihiro Takayama, Katsumi Usuda, Tatsuo Nakano
Mark Starr d. Glen Jacobs

ULL Feb Tour Day #9 - Battle Sphere Tokyo
Dan Kroffat d. Too Cold Scorpio
Gran Hamada and Masa Michinoku d. Norio Honaga and Piloto Suicida
Misterioso d. The Lightning Kid
Jerry Lynn d. Shoichi Funaki
Minoru Tanaka and Richard Slinger d. Masao Orihara and Monkey Magic Wakita


Mexico

CMLL Domingos Arena Mexico - Xalapa
El Canek d. Konnan (Retains CMLL World Heavyweight)
Perro Aguayo and Jerry Estrada d. El Dandy and Cien Caras (Retains CMLL World Tag)
Mascara Ano 2000 d. Kato Kung Lee (Retains CMLL World Light Heavyweight)
Universo 2000 d. Viliano III (Retains CMLL World Welterweight)
La Fiera d. Pierroth Jr. (Retains Mexican National Heavyweight)
Lizmark, Mascara Sagrada, Atlantis d. Misterioso, Sangre Chicana, Ringo Mendoza
Dr. Wagner Jr. d. Fuerza Guerrera in a Cage Match (Retains CMLL World Middleweight)
Angel Azteca d. Emilio Charles Jr. (Retains NWA World Light Heavyweight)
Vampiro Casanova, Americo Rocca, Tony Acre d. Apolo Dantes, Kung Fu, Arkangel del la Muerte (Retains CMLL World Trios)
Blue Demon Jr., Guerrero de la Muerte, Furor d. Rayo De Jalico Jr., Miguelito Perez, Vulcano
Mano Negra, Astro Rey Jr., Mascara Magica d. Mocho Cota, El Mongrol, Valente Fernandez
La Monstra d. Xochitl Hamada
Bull Nakano d. Lola Gonzalez
Irma Aguilar d. KAORU (Retains CMML Womens)

UWA - Arena Neza
Tinieblas d. Tortuguillo Krateka II
Negro Casas, Mil Mascaras, Blue Panther d. El Signo, Black Terry, Jose Luis Feliciano
The Killer d. Solar
Villiano I and Villiano V d. Fishman and Volador
Negro Navarro d. Rambo
Kahoz d. Fantasma (Retains UWA World Jr Light Heavyweight)
Miss Janeth d. Matha Villalobos (Retains UWA World Womens)
Zuleyma d. Marcela

WWA Mexico Batalla En El Asilo - Arena Lopez Mateos
Mil Mascaras d. Fishman (Retains WWA World Light Heavyweight)
Gran Hamada d. Villiano IV (Wins World Junior Light Heavyweight)
Negro Casas, Jaque Mate, Brazo de Plata d. Viliano I, Silver King, Rey Misterio Sr.
Super Astro and Mando Guerrero d. Mercenario II and Mercenario III (Wins WWA World Tag)
El Sicodelico and Villiano V d. Volador and Babe Face


England:

PPUK Unscripted - Andover Leisure Centre
Brian Maxine d. Ian McGregor (Retains PPUK World Heavyweight)
Marty Jones and Ben McCoy d. Steve Grey amd Karl McGrath
Jackie Pallo Jr., Lee Bronson, Johnny Saint d. Steve Casey, Sid Cooper, Ricky Knight
Kashmir Singh d. John Ritchie
Johnny Kidd d. Bearcat Brody (Retains PPUK Arena Championship)
Tom Tyrone d. Barry Douglas
Johnny South d. Steve Morocco
Chris Curtis d. Drew McDonald

ASW High Stakes 1 - Birmingham
Giant Haystacks d. Tiger Dabir Singh
Alan Kilby d. Mark Rocco by DQ
Ben McCoy, Steven Regal, Johnny Saint d. Crusher Mason, Robbie Brookside, Doc Dean
Les Thornton d. Giant Warrior
Chic Cullen d. Lee Bronson
Butcher Bond d. Johnny South
Skull Murphy d. Steve Morocco
Steve Prince d. Eddie Riley

BWF Back By Demand 1991 - Bedworth Civic Hall
Tony St. Clair d. Giant Haystacks
Kendo Nagasaki and Marty Jones d. Sid Cooper and Steven Regal
Les Thornton and Doc Dean d. Johnny Saint and Ben McCoy
Brian Maxine d. Johnny South
Crusher Mason d. Skull Murphy
Steve Casey d. Danny Boy Collins

JPUK Clobbering Time - London
Big Daddy d. Alan Kilby
Steve Grey, Ian McGregor, Marty Jones d. Steve Casey, Robbie Brookside, Doc Dean
Ricky Knight and Butcher Bond d. Johnny Kidd and Steve Prince
Greg Valentine d. Barry Douglas
Crusher Mason and Karl McGrath d. Eddie Riley and Chris Curtis
Johnny Angel d. Dave Adams
Mal Sanders d. Spinner McKenzie



Germany:
CWA Bravado 1991 - Frankfurt
Salvatore Bellomo d. Giant Haystacks
Rambo d. Ulf Herman by DQ
Steve Wright d. Love Machine (Retains CWA World Middleweight)
Fit Finlay, David Taylor, Colonel Brody d. Mal Sanders, Bruiser Mastino, Cannonball Grizzly
Franz Schumann and Mile Zrno d. Tony St. Clair and Johnny Angel (Retains CWA World Tag)
Larry Cameron and Dan Collins d. Barbarian and Primo Carnera
Barry Horowitz d. Kurrgan



Next Issue

- Lex Luger: Why, Lex?? Why??
- Ted Dibiase: Shedding The Million Dollar Man
- Rick Rude - The Hottest Free Agent
- News And Notes
- Promotional Analysis
- Arena Reports







__________________
PSN: JasonForTheWin

Currently Playing:
Madden 19 -
NBA 2K18 - May The (Pittsburgh) Force Be With You
NHL 18
JasonForTheWin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2021, 04:19 PM   #3
Rookie
 
JasonForTheWin's Arena
 
OVR: 0
Join Date: Aug 2018
Re: PWI The Magazine

PWI The Magazine: April 1991 Edition





Contents:
Wrestlemania 7 Recap
Ted Dibiase: Shedding The Million Dollar Man
Rick Rude: A Ravishing Free Agent
Lex Luger: Why, Lex?? Why??
Promotional Analysis
Arena Reports



Rick Rude: A Ravishing Free Agent




Last seen in the WWF at Summerslam, "Ravishing" Rick Rude hasn't been seen on national television in close to six months. That doesn't mean that Rude is slowing down. In fact, in 1991 alone, Rude has wrestled in 24 matches - winning 20 of them, across 3 different companies. While he did have a long and distinguished career within the WWF, many sources seem to think it's time for Rude to slow down and take a break.

It's something that the 33 year old doesn't agree with.

"Old?? I am not old, by any means. Slow down?? Absolutley not. I am out to show the WWF what they could have had. I am a top talent in this industry, and the WWF toss me aside like yesterday's garbage. I am not garbage!! I was held down in the WWF. I was told I wasn't worthy of holding the top title. You see, people were scared of me there. I can out work them. I can out talk them. They don't want anyone to mess with the golden goose!! Well, I am the golden goose!!!"

Rick Rude is working to change the perception that he is winding down, and has had some stellar matches in the USWA, mainly teaming with former WWF star Paul Orndorff, in their feud with Jerry Lawler and Ricky Morton. Additionally, in Puerto Rico, he is having stellar matches with Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat in WWC.

What's next for Rude?

"Listen, if WWF wants to come sniveling back to me, for the right amount of money, I could see myself back there. But, they better back a Brinks truck up to my doorstep. WCW has some intriguing matchups, and I am eager to show some of those guys that I am the most Ravishing man in the business. Japan is an option as well. New Japan and All Japan are both the industry leaders in wrestling, and I want to prove I am the best. Wherever I end up, know one thing - I will be a rich man. Filthy rich."




Lex Luger: Why, Lex?? Why??



Lex Luger and Sting were best friends and business partners, but now thanks to the actions of Luger, they are once again mortal enemies. Their relationship dates back many years, and has had it's highs and lows, but now many people are saying it's fractured beyond repair. Going into 1991, they were riding high, with Sting as the WCW Heavyweight Champion and Luger as the WCW US Heavyweight Champion. They were at the very top of WCW. But, slowly an underlying jealousy slowly eroded that relationship. But, why??

"Why?? What a stupid question to ask. Let me ask you something. What would you think, if you are in a team and you do all the work. You are the one that is putting their body at stake. But, when the dust settles, it's your partner that gets all the glory?? You'd be mad too, right?" Luger told a reporter.

Indeed, after a fantastic match between Luger and Sting where they defeated The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zybszko), Luger was left a bloody mess, and it was Sting who got the pinfall. After the match, Luger began to argue with Sting, even though they were victorious. Cooler heads seamed to prevail, and they agreed to shake hands. However, when Sting turned away from Luger, Lex kicked Sting in the groin and began to ruthlessly attack his former friend.

"Sting, he get's the glory, but I get the shaft. I am tired of getting the shaft from the WCW, the fans, and Sting. You see, Sting will be your friend, as long as you are underneath him. He tried to tell me to be happy and settle - I am the US Champion. But, I don't settle. My goals are the Heavyweight Championship and the money that comes with it. Sting tried to keep me from the title that I deserve!!! Well, it's time that Lex Luger takes what is mine!!!"





Promotional Analysis


WWF:

- Randy Savage and Smash have both reportedly agreed to extensions with the company.
- The Ultimate Warrior defended the WWF Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania 7 in what is said to be one of the better matches so far in 1991.
- Jake "The Snake" Roberts defeated Mr. Perfect at Wresltemania 7, and won the WWF Intercontinental Championship.
- The Hart Foundation defeated The Legion Of Doom at Wrestlemania 7, and retained the WWF Tag Team Championships.

- Top 5:
1. The Ultimate Warrior - WWF Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Jake "The Snake" Roberts - WWF Intercontinental Champion (LR: NR)
3. Sgt. Slaughter(LR: NR)
4. Hulk Hogan (LR: 3)
5. Ted Dibiase (LR: NR)


WCW:

- Sting defended the NWA World Heavyweight Title against Ric Flair at the Tokyo Dome Show.
- Lex Luger defended the WCW US Heavyweight Title four times during the month of March. He defeated Ricky Morton twice, as well as defeating Barry Windham twice. One of the matches against Windham was in a Cage match, which has garnered praise for it's brutality.
- The Lightning Express (Brad Armstrong and Tim Horner) won the WCW World Tag Team Championships at the WCW Tokyo Dome show when they defeated Doom. They then successfully defended their titles against The Fabulous Freebirds at a recent taping.
- Z-Man defended his WCW Television Championship in a match against Michael Wallstreet.
- Your New Heroes (Buddy Landel and Rip Rogers) defended their WCW United States Tag Team Titles against The Young Pistols at the WCW Tokyo Dome show, and they defeated The Renegade Warriors twice during the month.

- Top 5:
1. Sting - WCW World Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Lex Luger - WCW US Heavyweight Champion (LR: 2)
3. Barry Windham (LR: NR)
4. Z-Man - WCW Television Champion (LR: 5)
5. Norman The Lunatic (LR: NR)


NJPW:

- Tatsumi Fujinami defended his IWGP World Heavyweight Title twice during the month. He defeated Yoshiaki Yatsu at the NJPW Tokyo Dome Show and then successfully defended his title against Animal Hamaguchi.
- Jushin Thunder Liger defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title against Mark Rocco during the March tour.
- Kiyoshi Tamura defeated Kazuo Yamazaki in the finals of The Young Lion Tournament at the Tokyo Dome Show, and won the Young Lion Cup.

- Top 5:
1. Tatsumi Fujinami - IWGP World Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Jushin Thunder Liger - IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion (LR: 2)
3. Kiyoshi Tamura - Young Lion Cup Champion (LR: NR)
4. Animal Hamaguchi (LR: NR)
5. Antonio Inoki (LR: NR)



AJPW:

- Stan Hansen defended the AJPW Triple Crown Title twice during the month. He defeated Abdullah The Butcher at Heart Of Champions 1991. He then went on to defeat Johnny Ace at Japanese War 1991.
- The Miracle Violence Connection defended the AJPW Unified World tag Team Titles twice. They defeated Jumbo Tsuruta and Giant Baba at Heart Of Champions 1991 and then defeated Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat at All Japanese War 1991.
- Tsuyoshi Kikuchi defended the AJPW Television Title twice. He defeated Johnny Smith at Heart Of Champions and then defeated Dan Spivey at All Japanese War 1991.
- Johnny Ace and Kenta Kobashi defended the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles twice during the month of March. They defeated Tom Zenk and Jackie Fulton at Heart Of Champions 1991 and then they defeated The Fantastics during the AJPW March Tour.

- Top 5:
1. Stan Hansen - AJPW Triple Crown Champion (LR: 1)
2. Abdullah The Butcher (LR: NR)
3. Rusher Kimura (LR: NR)
4. Jumbo Tsuruta (LR: 3)
5. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi - AJPW Television Champion (LR: 5)



UWF:

- None of the UWF Titles were defended during the month of March.

- Top 5:
1. Wild Bill Irwin - UWF American Champion (LR: 1)
2. Rip Oliver - Sportschannel Television Champion (LR: 2)
3. Tully Blanchard (LR: 3)
4. Greg Valentine (LR: NR)
5. Kevin Von Erich (LR: NR)


USWA:

- Danny Davis defeated Eddie Gilbert and won the USWA Southern Heavyweight Championship. Gilbert had been the champion since October 1990.
- Darkness Rising (Tony Falk and Chris Champion) defeated The Dirty White Boy and Doug Gilbert and won the USWA World Tag Team Championships. Unfortunately, Tony Falk suffered a Compound Maxillary Fracture during the match, and will be out for the next year. The USWA World Tag Team Championships are now vacant.

- Top 5:
1. Terry Funk - USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Danny Davis - USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (LR: NR)
3. Jerry Lawler (LR: NR)
4. Rick Rude (LR: NR)
5. Dr. X (LR: NR)




Wrestlemania 7 - Recap



Wrestlemania 7 is in the books, and many across the industry are hailing the event as one of the best Wrestlemania's to date. While the Golden Standard, Wrestlemania 3, was held in the Pontiac Silverdome, Wrestlemania 7 was held in Cajun Country, taking place at the Louisianna Superdome in front of 64 thousand fans.

On paper, the card headlined by The Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter and Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage, the show promised some big matches, and the WWF didn't disappoint with the in ring action.

In a rematch of Wrestlemania 5, when the Mega Powers exploded, Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage in a match that many critics are hailing as the match of the century, surpassing the classic Savage-Ricky Steamboat match from Wrestlemania 3. Going close to 25 minutes, the match went back and forth.

After Randy Savage reversed an attempted throw into the steel steps, Savage looked to have the decided advantage late in the match. After connecting with 5 straight Elbow Drops, Savage attempted a 6th, and Hogan managed to move out of the way and Hulk Up, and ended the match with a Big Boot followed by a Leg Drop for the win. After the match, both men showed their mutual respect for each other and hugged in the middle of the ring. It is yet to be seen how this match will shape both men going forward, but we do know that Randy Savage signed a multi-year deal with the company shortly before the match took place.

In a match shown before the official start of the show, Tugboat defeated The Brooklyn Brawler.

The show started with a tribute to the troops overseas, followed by Aretha Franklin singing America The Beautiful. Vince McMahon, Bobby The Brain Heenan, and Gorilla Monsoon welcomed the fans to the action.

The show kicked off with an exciting 6-man match as Hacksaw Jim Duggan and The Rockers defeated Virgil and Demolition, after a Running Clothesline by Duggan to Virgil.

We then went backstage where Willie Nelson interviewed The Ultimate Warrior ahead of his match against Sgt. Slaughter. The ever colorful Warrior was donned in red, white, and blue colored ace paint and trunks.

Mean Gene Okerlund then interviewed Earthquake and The Big Bossman before their match against The Texas Tornado and Nikolai Volkoff.

Earthquake and Bossman made quick work of Volkoff and Tornado, and won after a Bossman Slam to Volkoff.

Ted Dibiase, who wasn't booked on the show, interviewed Randy Savage backstage, and Savage kept insulting Dibiase while talking about how focused he was on his match with Hogan.

Rick Martel then had a match against Jimmy Snuka. The match was set up after Martel called Snuka a smelly savage on an episode of The Brother Love Show. Martel won the match after he nailed Snuka with Arrogance.

Sean Mooney then interviewed The Hart Foundation to talk about their Cage Match against The Legion Of Doom, and afterwards Gene Okerlund interviewed The Legion Of Doom.

Before The Hart Foundation - Legion Of Doom Cage Match, it was announced that victory could occur by pinfall, which was a departure from what had been said leading up to the match.

The Hart Foundation retained the WWF Tag Championships in a Cage Match against the Legion Of Doom after a Hart Attack to Hawk. Where the Legion Of Doom go from here is a mystery.

After the match, as the ring crew disassembled the cage, John Madden interviewed The Undertaker and Paul Bearer in a highly comedic segment. Tito Santana was interviewed by Sean Mooney to discuss his upcoming match with The Undertaker.

The Undertaker defeated Tito Santana by DQ, after Santana grew tired of Paul Bearer's antics on the outside and attacked Bearer and stole the mysterious urn and in a fit of rage nailed the Deadman with it. It didn't seem to phase The Undertaker, who picked up the win, and then ended up giving Santana a Tombstone Piledriver for the win.

Roddy Piper hosted a Piper's Pit with Boyz II Men, which The Genius tried to interupt. The R & B Group ended up attacking The Genius to the delight of the crowd.

Gene Okerlund interviewed Jake The Snake Roberts ahead of his match with Mr. Perfect, while Ted Dibiase interviewed Mr. Perfect.

Jake The Snake Roberts won the IC belt after an impressive match with Perfect, after he reversed a Perfect Plex and connected with a DDT.

Hulk Hogan was then interviewed by celebrity interviewer Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

Hogan defeated Randy Savage in a classic match, as we detailed earlier.

Then it was time for the main event. WWF Champion The Ultimate Warrior made his way down to the ring to the deafing applause of the crowd, then the US turncoat Sgt. Slaughter came down with Gen. Adan and The Nasty Boys in tow.

Slaughter controlled most of the match, thanks in part to the help of his faction. At around the 15 minute mark, it looked like all was lost for Warrior. Then Roddy Piper came down to the ring with a chair and chased the Nasty Boys to the back.

This distraction helped Warrior gain the advantage, and ultimately the win. As the Red, White, and Blue confetti rain down on the Ultimate Warrior, Sgt. Slaughter made it known that he now has his eyes squarely on The Hot Rod.



Ted Dibiase - Shedding The Million Dollar Man



Long known to fans as the villanous Million Dollar Man, Ted Dibiase recently started to view his wealth, his spirituality, and his life differently.

"Fans see The Million Dollar Man, and think that's an easy life to lead." Dibiase told us in a telephone interview.

Indeed, it appeared The Million Dollar Man had it all. The money. The fame. The cars. The mansions. The Million Dollar Man made his WWF debut in 1987, and quickly rose to the top of the food chain within the company. His feud with Hulk Hogan, and his subsequent purchasing of the WWF Heavyweight Championship will go down in WWF history, and it led to the tournament at Wrestlemanie 4 which saw Randy Savage crowned champion.

But, people might not know that Ted Dibiase, the man who portrayed The Million Dollar man actually made his WWF debut back in the late 70's and was cheered by fans. Dibiase also had a great career in the Mid South territory where he was equally loved and hated by the fans.

"Living as The Million Dollar Man took it's toll on me. While I gained all this fame and could have anything I wanted, Ted Dibiase was slowly dying. My home life suffered. My soul suffered."

At the beginning of 1991, as his home life was crumbling around him, Dibiase made a promise to himself.

"Something needed to change. I needed to change."

In a rare glimpse into his personal life, Dibiase shared that his marriage was suffering due to the lifestyle that came with being The Million Dollar Man.

"Melanie, my wife, sat me down with our sons and laid it out for me. Either I change my ways, or I leave. The next morning I went to church with my wife and I found God. It's the greatest blessing of my life that she did that."

With a newfound outlook on life, Dibiase would return to the squared circle, a changed man. On an episode of Superstars, Randy Savage and Sgt. Slaughter attacked Roddy Piper, and Dibiase felt convicted to do something.

"Actions speak louder than words, so when I saw Roddy being beaten, I knew it was time to put some actions behind his words."

Dibiase saved Piper from a beatdown and the next week, teamed with the Hot Rod to take on Sgt Slaughter and Savage. However, Dibiase wants to shed the image of being The Million Dollar Man.

"The Million Dollar was apart of my life. A great part of my life. But, it's time to put him to bed, and lead a greater and better life as Ted Dibiase."



USA:


WWF Superstars - Joe Louis Arena
Hulk Hogan and Ted Dibiase d. Earhquake and Rick Martel
Sgt. Slaighter d. Brian Costello
Randy Savage d. Dan Davis
Big Bossman, Shane Douglas, Virgil d. Jim Duggan and The Rockers
The Warlord d. The Texas Tornado
Dino Bravo d. Jim Powers


WCW Japan Supershow 1991 - Tokyo Dome
Sting d. Ric Flair (Retains NWA World Heavyweight)
Lex Luger d. Ricky Morton (Retains WCW US Heavyweight)
Big Van Vader and Barry Windham d. Bobby Eaton and Harley Race
The Lightning Express d. The Skyscrapers (Retains WCW World Tag)
Junkyard Dog d. Diamond Dallas Page
Tommy Rich, Dustin Rhodes, Ranger Ross d. Terry Taylor and Doom
El Gigante d. Pez Whatley
Rip Rogers and Buddy Landel d. The Young Pistols (Retains US Tag)
The Juicer d. Owen Hart


UWF Fury Hour - Reseda Country Club
Andre The Giant and Billy Jack Haynes d. Tully Blanchard and Bam Bam Bigelow
Ivan Putski, The Angel Of Death, Jules Strongbow d. Don Muraco, Buddy Rose, Col. DeBeers
Greg Valentine d. Chief Jay Strongbow Jr.
Dr. Death Steve Williams d. Tom Brandi
Afa The Wild Samoan d. Big Scott Hall by DQ


LMLW Last Gasp 1 - Canton National Guard Armory
Luna Vachon d. Candi Devine (Retains LMLW World)
Penelope Paradise d. Malia Hosaka (Retains LMLW Florida)
La Tigresa d. Rockin' Robin (Wins LMLW International)
Heidi Lee Morgan d. Misty Blue (Retains NWA World Womens)
Bambi d. Taylor Made (Retains WWoW Television)
Debbie Combs d. Harley Saito
Kat LeRoux d. Molly McShane
Tina Moretti d. Amy Lee


USWA Championship Wrestling (Taping #1) - Baton Rouge
Ricky Steamboat and Jerry Lawler d. Terry Funk and Bill Dundee
Bam Bam Bigelow and Steve Keirn d. Eddie Gilbert and Danny Davis
Rick Rude, Paul Orndorff, Dr. Tom Prichard d. Jimmy Valaint, Bart Sawyer, Black Magic
Larry Zbyszko d. John Kronus
Dr. X d. California Stud


Ladies Championship Wrestling - Wayne Ford Civic League
Susan Sexton d. Judy Martin (Retains LPWA World)
Wendi Richter and Candi Devine d. Madusa Miceli and Bad Girl
Rockin' Robin d. Denise Storm
Susan Green d. Harley Saito
Reggie Bennett d. Malia Hosaka


PNW Caged Ambition - Wyoming
Steve Doll d. CW Bergstrom - Cage Match (Retains NWA Pacific Northwest Weavyweight)
Al Madril d. Jesse Barr
Bart Sawyer, Mike Miller, The Grappler d. The Equalizer and The Harris Brothers
John Rambo and Scott Norton d. Brad Anderson and Scotty The Body


IWCCW Final Appeal - Bank St. Armory
King Kong Bundy d. Tony Atlas
The Honky Tonk Man d. The Tazmaniac
Tony Rumble d. Vic Steamboat
Zap d. Joe Savoldi
The Undertakers d. Rey Odyssey and TD Madison


ECWA East Coast Wrestling Association - Caesar Rodney High School
Steve Doll d. Ron Garvin (Retains ECWA Heavyweight)
Nord The Barbarian d. David Isley
Ice Train d. The Cheetah Master (Retains ECWA Mid Atlantic)
Shinobi d. Frankie Lancaster
The Moondogs d. Lance Diamond and Curtis Thompson (Retains ECWA Tag)


TWF Supercard - Denim and Diamonds San Antonio
Kevin Von Erich d. Abdullah The Butcher (Retains TWF Texas Heavyweight)
Chris Adams d. Al Perez
One Man Gang and The Great Kabuki d. Action Jackson and Brian Adias (Retains TWF Tag)
Iceman King Parsons, Terry Gordy, Ricky Vaughn d. Jerry Lawler, Manny Fernandez, The Angel Of Death
Bill Irwin d. Stevie Ray


Windy City Wrestling (Taping #1) - Wayne Ford Civic League
Maxx Payne and Chris Adams d. Psycho and Ripper Manson
Hurricane Smith, Mike Antony, Mike Samson d. Bill Irwin and The Texas Hangmen
Shinobi d. Madd Maxx
Wayne Bloom d. Curtis Thompson


TWA Hazard - Original Sports Bar
DC Drake d. Abdullah The Butcher (Retains TWA Championship)
Brian Pillman and Kevin Sullivan d. Rocky Johnson and Bill Kazmaier by DQ
Don Muraco d. Mr. Sandman
Eddie Gilbert d. Cactus Jack
Pete Doherty and Mafioso Mastino d. Samurai Warrior and Dr. Tom Prichard
King Kaluha d. Bad Crew #1
Steve Keirn d. Skull von Crush
Bobo Brazil Jr. d. Larry Winters


SAPW - Championship Wrestling From Carolina (Taping #1) - Caesar Rodney High School
Wahoo McDaniel and Paul Jones d. Butch Reed and Manny Fernandez
Big John Studd d. Bad Crew #2
Brian Blair d. Hollywood Bob Holly
Ivan Koloff d. The Wall
Gorgeous George III and Samurai Warrior d. The Original Midnight Express


PWA Self Destruction - Wayne Ford Civic League
Baron von Raschke d. The Golden Bear (Retains PWA Heavyweight)
Iron Mike Sharpe and Mike Antony d. The Top Guns (Retains PWA Tag)
Ken Patera and Charlie Norris d. Butch Reed and Hurricane Smith by DQ
Jerry Lynn d. The Lightning Kid (Wins PWA Light Heavyweight)


ACW Battle Lines 1991 - Caesar Rodney High School
Don Kernodle d. Big John Studd (Retains ACW Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight)
Tommy Angel and Bad Crew #1 d. Rip Rogers and Samu
Sam Houston and Nailz d. Gene Ligon and David Isley (Retains ACW Mid-Atlantic Tag)
Doug Somers d. Riki Nelson
Joe Cruz d. Rocky King


AllStar All-Star Wrestling - Fall River PAL
Kevin Sullivan d. Shinobi
Wendi Richter d. Susan Sexton
Tommy Rich d. Shane Douglas
Tiny Lister d. Mike Enos by DQ
Jason Knight d. Fury


MEWF Army Of One
Nikolai Volkoff d. Mike Rotundo
Don Kernodle d. Joe Cruz
Nelson Royal d. Bobby Blaze
Danny Davis d. Rikki Nelson (Wins MEWF Heavyweight)
Nailz d. Frankie Lancaster


WWA-NJ Flaming Youth 1991 - Original Sports Bar
Rocky Johnson d. Skull von Crush (Retains WWA New Jersey Heavyweight)
Jason Knight d. Chris Candido by DQ
JT Smith d. Larry Sharpe
Tony Stetson and Mr. Sandman d. Bobo Brazil Jr. and Billy Black
Pain and Agony d. Spider and Larry Winters (Retains WWA Tag Team)
Abuddah Singh d. Morgus The Maniac


PWF Downfall - Canton National Guard
Dick Slater d. Sting
John Tatum d. Steve Keirn (Retains PWF Florida)
Jimmy Backlund d. Tim Horner (Retains PWF Light Heavyweight)
Austin Idol and Tommy Lane d. Bugsy McGraw and King Cobra (Retains PWF Florida Tag)
Brian Blair d. Denny Brown - I Quit Match
Chris Champion and Mike Moore d. The Master Blaster and Lou Perez
Mark Starr d. The Terminator


SSW All For One - Canton National Guard Armory
The One Man Gang d. The Colorado Kid (Retains SSW Heavyweight)
Brian Pillman d. GQ Stratus
Robert Fuller, Dr. Tom Prichard, Mike Samson d. Danny Davis, Ice Train, Dark Patriot
Joel Deaton and Beau James d. Stan Lee and Eddie Golden by Countout


ICWA Iron - Canton National Guard Armory
Rocky Johnson and Nightmare Freddy d. Adrian Street and Dennis Condrey (Retains ICWA Tag)
Pat Tanaka d. Rob Van Dam
Steve Doll and Rocky King d. The Dirty White Boy and Ron Slinker
Jeff Jarrett d. Tex Slazenger
Crash The Terminator d. Hurricane Walker


IWF Brutal Vengeance - Canton National Guard Armory
Blackjack Mulligan d. Don Kernodle (Retains IWF Television)
Robert Fuller d. Jmmy Golden
Greg Valentine and Jeff Jarrett d. Hector Guerrero and Rob Van Dam
Denny Brown and Chris Champion d. Mike Moore and Mondo Kleen
The Big Till d. Kip Winchester


ASCW Hostility 1 - Wayne Ford Civic League
SD Jones and Mike Antony d. Buddy Rose and Ripper Manson
Jules Strongbow d. Ron Bass
Big Scott Hall d. Big Tilly
Austin Idol d, Cactus Jack Manson
The Dirty White Boy d. Sunny Beach
Brian Costello d. Larry Power
Jose Luis Rivera d. David Power


Puerto Rico:

WWC Superestrellas - Trinidad Jean Pierre Complex
Greg Valentine d. Ricky Steamboat (Retains WWC Universal Heavyweight)
Carlos Colon and Tito Santana d. Action Jackson and Zeus
Invader #1 and Los Super Medicos d. Doink The Clown, Chicky Starr, Ron Starr
Big Scott Hall d. Ray Gonzales (Retains WWC Television)
Wendi Richter d. Denise Storm (Retains WWC Womens)
Susan Sexton d. La Tigresa
The Samoan Swat Team d. Sweet Brown Sugar and Leo Burke



Canada:

WFWA Main Event Wrestling - Bumpers Bar Alberta
Bad News Allen and Don Callis d. Gerry Morrow and Bob Brown
The Great Gama d. Ben Bassarab
Rick Martel d. Otis Appolo
Baron von Raschke d. Shane Sewell
Kerry Brown and Demolition Hux d. Gary Albright and Gene Swan


CNWA TV - Bumpers Bar Alberta
Demolition Hux and Bob Brown d. Gama Singh and Johnny Smith
Les Thornton and Billy Robinson d. Ed Moretti and Chris Jericho by DQ
Jason Anderson d. Bobby Clancy
Demolition Blast d. Black Abyss by DQ
Black Dragon d. Carl Ouellet


GPW Wrestlepocalypse 1991 - Exhibition Park
Bad News Allen d. Leo Burke (Retains AGPW International Heavyweight)
The Cuban Commandos d. Bill Kazmaier and Ron Starr
The Great Gama d. EZ Ryder
Demolition Hux d. Chi Chi Cruz
Nitron and Frank Blues d. Jason Helton and Shane Sewell (Retains AGPW North American Tag)



Japan:

NJPW Tokyo Dome Super Show 1991 - Tokyo Dome
Tatsumi Fujinami d. Yohiaki Yatsu (Retains IWGP World Heavyweight)
Big Van Vader, Super Strong Machine, Animal Hamaguchi d. Keji Mutoh, Kengo Kimura, Hiroshi Hase
Antonio Inoki, Shinya Hashimoto, Seji Sakaguchi d. Tatsutoshi Goto, Kuniaki Kobayashi, Shiro Koshinaka
Kiyoshi Tamura d. Kazuo Yamazaki (Wins Young Lion Cup)
Kiyoshi Tamura d. Wild Pegasus
Akira Nogami and Takashi Iizuka d. El Texano and Black Tiger III
Wellington Wilkins Jr. d. Kensuke Sasaki
Kazuo Yamazaki d. Mike Enos
Kiyoshi Tamura d. Yoshihiro Asai
Wild Pegasus d. Michiyshi Ohara
Santanico and Mark Rocco d. Stan Lane and Norio Honaga


AJPW All Japanese War 1991 - Shizuoka City
Stan Hansen d. Johnny Ace (Retains AJPW Triple Crown)
Jumbo Tsuruta d. Abdullah The Butcher
The Miracle Violence Connection d. Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat (Retains AJPW Unified World Tag)
The Dynamite Kid d. Jim Brunzell
Tsuyoshi Kikuchi d. Dan Spivey (Retains AJPW Television)
Giant Kimala, Toshiaki Kawada, Akira Taue d. Mitsuo Momota and The Fantastics
Yoshinari Ogawa and The Funk Brothers d. Mighty Inoue, Fire Cat, Rex King
Kenta Kobashi and Johnny Smith d. Richard Slinger and Al Perez
Giant Warrior and The Skywalker d. The Renegade Warriors


AJW Wrestling Queendom - Chiba Bridge Arena
Akira Holuto d. Jaguar Yokota (Retains AJW Junior)
Manami Toyota d. Madusa Micelli (Retains All Pacific)
Mayumi Ozaki d. Cooga (Retains AJW Singles)
Aja Kong and Bison Kimura d. Reggie Bennett and Debbie Malenko (Retains WWWA World Tag)
Cutie Suzuki, Sakie Hasegawa, Kyoko Inoue d. Shinobu Kandori, Miki Hanada, Kumiko Maekawa
Bat Yoshinaga d. Toshiyo Yamada (Retains IWA Womens World)
Takako Iniue and Etsuko Mita d. Kaoru Ito and Tomoko Watanabe


SWS March Tour Day #8 - Shinjuku FACE Kanto
Genichiro Tenryu d. Dory Funk Jr.
The Great Kabuki, Ashura Hara, Nobuhiko Takada d. Masakatsu and The Takano Brothers
Naoki Sano, Goro Tsurumi, Johnny Ace d. Koji Kitao, Hiromichi Fuyuki, Hisakatsu Oya
Kendo Nagasaki and Dan Kroffat d. Isao Takagi and Don Arakawa
Rochester Roadblock and Killer Tim Brooks d. Tatsumi Kitahara and Giant Goliath


UWFi Bushido 3 - Okayama
Salman Hashimikov d. Bob Backlund (Retains Pro-Wrestling World Heavyweight)
Gary Albright d. Naoki Sano
Nobuhiko Takada and Koji Kitao d. Bad News Allen and Dan Severn
Victor Zangiev d. Tatsutoshi Goto
Shunji Takano d. Masashi Aoyagi
Billy Robinson and Yoji Anjo d. Masahito Kakihara and Koki Kitahara
Samson Fuyuki d. Tatsuo Nakano
Isao Takagi d. Ryogaku Wada
Super Delfin d. Hiromitsu Kanehara


W*NG Freedom Of Golden 1991 - Yokohama
Tarzan Goto d. Akitoshi Saito
Mr. Pogo and Gypsy Joe d. The Headhunters
Tugboat Taylor d. Mitsuhiro Matsunaga
The Great Wojo d. Kintaro Kanemura (Retains W*NG Top Contender)
Fishman d. Fantasma


FMW Spring Tour Day #3 - Chiba
Umanosuke Ueda d. Sabu
Atsushi Onita, Tarzan Goto, Masahi Aoyagi d. Mr. Pogo, Dr. Luther, Horace Boulder
Mayumi Ozaki d. Crusher Maedomari
Megumi Kudo and Combat Toyoda d. Dynamite Kansai and Bad Nurse Nakamura
Big Titan, Hayato Nanjyo, Battle Ranger d. Sambo Asako, Akitoshi Saito, Yukihiro Kanemura
Ricky Fuji d. Amigo Ultra (Wins FMW Independent World Jr. Heavyweight)


PWFG Silence Of Killers 1991 - Saitama Kanto
Masakatsu Funaki d. Minoru Suzuki (Retains PWFG Openweight)
Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Victor Zangiev d. Dan Severn and Salman Hahimikov
Nobuhiko Takada d. Hiromitsu Kanehara
Yoshihiro Takayama, Minoru Tanaka, Shoichi Funaki d. Yuki Ishikawa, Daisuke Ikeda, Mark Starr
Ryuma Go d. Glen Jacobs


ULL Fugitive Dome Battle 1991 - Chiba
Gran Hamada d. Dan Kroffat (Retains UWF Super Middleweight)
Too Cold Scorpio and Misterioso d. Piloto Suicida and Jerry Lynn
Masa Michinoku d. Richard Slinger
Monkey Magic Makita d. The Lightning Kid
Bulldog Punish KT d. Masao Orihara



Mexico:

CMLL Homenaje A Slavador Lutteroth - Arena Coliseo Monterrey
El Canek d. Konnan (Retains NWA World Middleweight)
El Dandy d. Atlantis (Retains CMLL World Light Heavyweight)
Cien Caras d. Mascara Ano 2000 (Retains CMLL World Heavyweight)
Dr. Wagner Jr. d. Perro Aguayo (Retains CMLL World Middleweight)
La Fiera d. Tony Acre (Retains Mexican National Heavyweight)
Angel Azteca d. Fuerza Guerrera (Retains NWA World Light Heavyweight)
Misterioso d. Felino (Retains CMLL World Welterweight)
Jerry Estrada and Mano Negra d. Villano III and Vampiro Casanova
Blue Demon Jr, Guerrero de la Muerte, Furor d. Ray De Jalisco Jr, Emilio Charles Jr, MS-1
Sangre Chicana, Miguelito Peres, Vulcano d. Lizmark, Arkangel de la Muerte, Kung Fu
Ringo Mendoza, El Pantera, Lynx d. Mocho Cota, El Mongol, Valente Fernandez
Bull Nakano and La Monstra d. Mima Shinmoda and Xochitl Hamada
Irma Aguilar d. KAORU (Retains CMLL Womens World)
Lola Gonzalez d. Sirenita
Lady Apache d. Cynthia Moreno
Gran Markus Jr. d. Apolo Dantes

UWA - Arena Neza
Mil Mascaras, Blue Panther, El Signo d. Tinielbas, Black Terry, Jose Luis Feliciano
Negro Casas and The Killer d. Villano I and Villano V
Tortuguillo Karateka II d. Negro Navarro by DQ
Solar d. Fishman
Transformer d. Enrique Vera (Retains UWA World Welterweight)
Rambo d. Babe Face
Martha Villalobos d. Zuleyma
Miss Janeth d. Marcella (Retains UWA World Womens)
Black Man d. Fatu

WWA Mexico Fondo De la Roca 1 - Arena Lopez Mateos
Mil Mascaras d. Villano V (Retains WWA World Light Heavyweight)
Gran Hamada d. Villano IV (Retains World Junior Lightweight)
Negro Casas, Vilano I, Brazo de Plata d. Jaque Mate, Super Astro, Mondo Guerrero
Rey Misterio Sr. d. Negro Navarro by DQ
Mascara Sagrada d. Volador
Fishman d. Babe face
El Sanguinario d. Mercenario II
Ultraman 2000 d. Mercenario I




England:

PPUK Ground Zero - Andover Leisure Centre
Chris Curtis, Lee Bronson, Johnny Saint d. Steve Casey, Mal Sanders, Ricky Knight
Ian McGregor and Kashmir Singh d. Jon Ritchie and Karl McGrath
Johnny Kidd d. Steve Grey (Retains PPUK Arena)
Karl Krammer d. Barry Douglas
Adrian Finch d. Eddie Riley
Drew McDonald d. Steve Lynskey


ASW The End Is Near - Nottingham
David Taylor d. Alan Kilby (Wins European Heavyweight)
Les Thornton d. Robbie Brookside
Butcher Bond d. Dave Duran - I Quit Match
Steve Prince, Tiger Dalbir Singh, Chic Cullen d. Eddie Riley, Steve Morocco, Lee Bronson
Blondie Barratt d. Kashmir Singh


BWF Feel The Burn 1991 - Bedworth Civic Hall
Marty Jones d. Steven Regal
Tony St. Clair d. Sid Cooper
Kendo Nagasaki and Johnny Saint d. Tiger Dalbir Singh and Les Thornton
Greg Valentine and Steve Casey d. Ben McCoy and Skull Murphy
Brian Maxine d. Johnny South
Jackie Pallo Jr d. Danny Boy Collins


JPUK Hit Rock Bottom - Bristol
Sid Cooper d. Ian McGregor
Steve Grey, Marty Jones, Big Daddy d. Butcher Bond, Kark McGrath, Crusher Mason
Mal Sanders and Johnny Angel d. Johnny Kidd and Chris Curtis
Greg Valentine d. Spinner McKenzie
Dave Duran and Ricky Knight d. Steve Prince and Dave Adams
Steve Casey d. Barry Douglas
Eddie Riley d. Karl Krammer




Germany:

CWA Spring Tour Day #6 - Zurich
Giant Haystacks, Rambo, Bruiser Mastino d. Colonel Brady, David Taylor, Bull Power
Love Machine, Fit Finlay, Ulf Herman d. Mile Zrno, Franz Schumann, Dan Collins
Tony St. Clair and Johnny Angel d. Cannoball Grizzly and Larry Cameron
Mal Sanders and Jason Cross d. Keith Myatt and Kurrgan
Primo Carnera and Barbarian d. Mad Bull Buster and George Takano




NEXT ISSUE:
Jake "The Snake" Roberts: Slithers To The Top Of The WWF
Giant Haystacks: Towering Over Europe
Stan Hansen: The Texas Roughneck
News And Notes
Promotional Analysis
Arena Report







__________________
PSN: JasonForTheWin

Currently Playing:
Madden 19 -
NBA 2K18 - May The (Pittsburgh) Force Be With You
NHL 18
JasonForTheWin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2021, 01:34 PM   #4
Rookie
 
JasonForTheWin's Arena
 
OVR: 0
Join Date: Aug 2018
Re: PWI The Magazine

PWI The Magazine: May 1991 Edition



Contents:
Giant Haystacks: Towering Over Europe
Jake "The Snake" Roberts: Slithering To The Top Of The WWF
Stan Hansen: The Roughneck From Texas
News and Notes
Promotional Analysis
Arena Reports



News/Notes:


- WWF has announced that the contracts of Roddy Piper and Mean Gene Okerlund have expired, and will no longer be working with the company.

- WCW announced that Ole Anderson has left the promotion after a disagreement with Dusty Rhodes

- Johnny Golden abruptly quit the USWA, while Crusher Mason walked out of BWF, both over money issues.

- Richard Slinger quit the ULL promotion to concentrate on working for the AJPW

- Numerous wrestlers have been injured during the month of April, and will be sidlelined for varying lengths of time. Amongst them:

* Debbie Malenko, who has been wrestling in AJW and LMLW, and is the current AJW Tag Champion with Reggie Bennett has suffered a Torn Groin and will be out for the next 6 months.

* Headhunter A, who has been seen in the W*NG Promotion, wrestling with his twin brother Headhunter B, suffered a back injury in a match with Dory Funk Jr. and will be out for the next 6 months.

* WWF announced that Samba Simba will be out of action for the next year after he suffered a Spinal Cord Compression in a match with Demolition.

* The CWA Intercontinental Champion Dynamite Smith suffered a Lateral Epincondylitis that will keep him limited in action for the next year.

* WCW Television Champion and AJPW Superstar Tom Zenk (The Z-Man) suffered a Grade 3 Cervical Acceleration Deceleration in a match with Masanobu Fuchi and will be taking the next 3-6 months off to heal.

* Mike Samson, who works for IWCCW, WCWP, and SSW suffered a Fractured Skull in a match against Kokina Maximus and will be out for the next 6 months.

* El Canek, the current NWA World Middleweight Champion and UWA World Heavyweight Champion suffered a Subcranial Bruise, and will be limited in the ring for up to the next 6 months.


- Wally Karbo has officialy retired from the wrestling business. The 76 year old helped to found the AWA with Verne Gagne, and had been working with the LPWA as their head booker. Cowboy Bill Watts has been named his successor.


- Japanese wrestlers Akira Maeda, Yoji Anjo, and Kiyoshi Tamura have all been putting their wrestling careers on hold as they train for martial arts matches.

- Pat Roach, who had been wrestling in ASW in England, has retired and opened up a wrestling school.






Jake "The Snake" Roberts: Slithers His Way To The Top Off The WWF



"The thing about a snake is, they slither around slowly, stalking their prey, and when the time is right, they strike."

Jake Roberts career in the WWF has been like the movements of a snake. Methodical. Waiting for the right opportunity. Then it attacks. Roberts, while wildly popular with the fans, has been slowly moving his way up the WWF food chain. After debuting as a hated bad guy, Robert feuded with Ricky Steamboat before embracing the fans. He then had a series of matches and feuds with The Honky Tonk Man, Andre The Giant, Rick Rude, Ted Dibiase, and Rick Martel. All the while, Roberts never got close to a WWF Championship.

That all changed in April at Wrestlemania 7 when after multiple attempts to win the Intercontinental Championship from Mr. Perfect, he was finally able to get a pinfall over the former champion. It has been a moment that Roberts has been looking forward to for a long time.

"This is belt is a symbol of excellence. It symbolizes what I always knew, that I am the best wrestler in the world. People used to tell me that I never needed a title to be considered the best, but now it is undisputed. Just like a snake, I waited my turn. Waited for just the right time. This is my time now."




Giant Haystacks: Towering Over Europe



Standing 6'11 and weighing more than 600 pounds, Giant Haystacks has been towering over his opponents since his debut in 1967. Although his is winding down his legendary career, he is still making an impression on fans over in Europe, mainly taking part in 6-man matches and billed as a "Special Attraction". If Andre The Giant is considered the quentessential Giant in America and Japan, Giant Haystacks is Europe's answer to Andre.

Although mainly unknown to fans in North America, he has wrestled in Canada for Stu Hart's Stampede promotion and even won the tag team titles with both The Dynamite Kid and Bret "The Hitman" Hart.

Wrestling for the British Wrestling Federation, Haystacks has engaged with Kendo Nagasaki, his life long rival in a series of bloody brawls. The 44 year old Haystacks has been on the losing end of most of those brawls, as well as a series of matches against Tony St. Clair. It is something that has been gnawing at the big giant.

"I knowing I am about to call it quits soon, but not before I get some revenge on Kendo."

While hated in England, Giant Haystacks is revered by the fans in Germany, where he has been regularly teaming with the likes of Mile Zrno, Steve Wright, and Rambo in 6 man contests that have delighted the fans. It is in Germany where Giant Haystacks hopes to take the next step in his career.

"Andre, he became a bigger star thanks to The Princess Bride. I do have some experience in movies, and I will say that I am a better actor than Andre. I do have some options in German cinema that I am going to explore."

While his days in the ring are coming to a close, Haystacks promises that you won't see the last of him.

"Love me or hate me, you can't take your eyes off me. I can promise you this - I am going to make a giant impact wherever I go and whatever I do."




Promotional Analysis


WWF:
- The company has announced the signing of Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat. The Dragon, 38, will be finishing up with USWA and WWC before working solely with WWF.

- Company officials have announced the departures of Rowdy Roddy Piper and Mean Gene Okerlund. Piper is said to be concentrating on his acting career, while Okerlund is in negotiations with other companies as of press time.

- The Ultimate Warrior defended the WWF Heavyweight Title on a recent episode of Superstars, defeating Randy Savage. Many insiders have said that this has been Warrior's best match to date, and have credited Savage for carrying him through the match.

- Jake Roberts defeated The Big Bossman on an episode of Superstars, and retained the WWF Intercontinental Championship.

- The WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defended their titles in a victory over The Legion Of Doom.

- "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka and Koko B. Ware have begun teaming up recently. We have gotten word that the WWF plans to call this pairing The Wild Ones.

- Top 5:
1. The Ultimate Warrior - WWF Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Jake Roberts - WWF Intercontinental Champion (LR: 2)
3. Hulk Hogan (LR: 4)
4. Sgt. Slaughter (LR: 3)
5. The Warlord (LR: NR)


WCW:
- After an argument between Ole Anderson and Dusty Rhodes at a recent set of tapings, Ole Anderson has walked out of the company.

- Company officials have loaned both Jim Clontz and Killer Kyle to NJPW.

- After a recent injury, the WCW have stripped The Z-Man of the WCW Television Championship, and the title is now vacant.

- The WCW World Tag Champions The Lightning Express defended their titles against The Skyscrapers.

- Buddy Landel and Rip Roger defended the WCW US Tag Titles against The Young Pistols.

- Top 5:
1. Sting - WCW World Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Lex Luger - WCW US Heavyweight Champion (LR: 2)
3. Stan Hansen (LR: NR)
4. Ric Flair (LR: NR)
5. Norman The Lunatic (LR: 5)


NJPW:
- After getting Mark Kyle and Jim Clontz from WCW, the company has sent recent dojo graduate Osamu Nishumura to the WCW.

- NJPW has hired Super Delfin to a contract. Delfin will finish up with UWFi and ULL (where he wrestles as Monkey Magic Wakita) before working exclusively for New Japan.

- The IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Tatsumi Fujinami defended his title against Big Van Vader at EXCESS 1991. However, Fujinami lost the title to Shiro Koshinaka at The Best Of The Super Juniors II. Fujimani's reign (his third) lasted from December 1990 - April 1991 and covered 11 defenses.

- Koji Kanemoto defeated IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Jushin Thunder Liger during the April Tour, winning the title. He then defended the championship in the rematch against Liger at The Best Of The Super Juniors II. Liger was on his third reign with the title that lasted from November 1990 - April 1991.

- Completing the championship trifecta, Seji Sakaguchi and Kengo Kimura defeated the IWGP World Tag Champions Super Strong Machine and Hiro Saito at EXCESS 1991, the new champions defended their titles against Tatsutoshi Goto and Kuniaki Kobayashi at The Best Of The Super Juniors II.

- El Samurai won the Best Of The Super Junior Tournament after he defeated Black Cat in the finals

- Top 5:
1. Shiro Koshinaka - IWGP World Heavyweight Champion (LR: NR)
2. Koji Kanemoto - IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion (LR: NR)
3. El Samurai - Best Of The Super Junior Champion (LR: NR)
4. Masahiro Chono (LR: NR)
5. Tatsumi Fujinami (LR: 1)



AJPW:
-Stan Hansen defended the AJPW Triple Crown three times during the month of April. He defeated Abdullah The Butcher twice. Once during the April tour and the other at Strength Test 1991. Hansen also defeated Johnny Ace at Grand Champion Carnival 1991.

-The Miracle Violence Connection defended their AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles against Andre The Giant and The Dynamite Kid at Grand Champion Carnival 1991 and against the team of Rusher Kimura and Giant Baba at Strength Test 1991.

- The Fantastics won the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles when they defeated Johnny Ace and Kenta Kobashi during the April Tour. They then made their first defense of the titles at Strength Test 1991 when they defeated The Malenko Brothers. Ace and Kobashi held the titles from September 1990 - April 1991.

- Tsuyoshi Kikuchi defended the AJPW Television Title when he defeated Jackie Fulton at AJPW Strength Test 1991.

- Top 5:
1. Stan Hansen - AJPW Triple Crown Champion (LR: 1)
2. Giant Baba (LR: NR)
3. Jumbo Tsuruta (LR: 4)
4. Mitsuhara Misawa (LR: NR)
5. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi - AJPW Television Champion (LR: 5)




UWF:
- Mondo Guerrero defeated Bill Irwin to win the UWF American Championship. Irwin held the title since January.

- Rip Oliver defended the UWF SportsChannel Television Championship. He defeated both Iceman King Parsons and Hector Guerrero during the month of April.

- The team of Darkness Falls (SD Jones and The Black Knight) defended the UWF Tag Team Titles twice throughout the month. They defeated the team of Buddy Rose and Col. DeBeers and then went on to defeat the team of Jesse Barr and Steve Regal

- Top 5:
1. Mondo Guerrero - UWF American Champion (LR: NR)
2. Rip Oliver - UWF Sportschannel Television Champion (LR: 2)
3. Tully Blanchard (LR: 3)
4. Paul Orndorff (LR: NR)
5. Dick Murdoch (LR: NR)



USWA:
- Jimmy Golden has quit the promotion

- Danny Davis defended the USWA Southern Heavyweight Championship when he defeated Dr. X

- Top 5:
1. Terry Funk - USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion(LR: 1)
2. Danny Davis - USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (LR: 2)
3. Rick Rude (LR: 4)
4. Ricky Morton (LR: NR)
5. Ricky Vaughn (LR: NR)








Stan Hansen: The Texas Roughneck



The Mad Man From Borger, Texas - Stan "The Lariat" Hansen has been an enigma within the wrestling industry. He has all the tools to be one of the top stars in any organization in America, however he prefers to stay close to Japan, where he is considered a legend in All Japan. Hansen was at one point, the AWA World Heavyweight Champion, until a disagreement with management caused him to be stripped of the title. In what will go down in wrestling lore, Hansen took the AWA title back to Japan, and when AWA took legal action to get it back, he ran it over with his truck and sent it back crushed and with mud tracks still on it.

In the 70's he became famous in the WWWF for his series of matches with champion Bruno Sammartino, even going as far as breaking Bruno's neck during a match.

Outside of his stints in the WWWF and AWA, he has stayed pretty quite state side, until recently when he showed up in WCW and began a feud with Lex Luger over the US Heavyweight Championship. In Feburary, he headlined the WCW WrestleWar even facing off against "Wildfire" Tommy Rich, and has been recently tagging with his former rival Lex Luger in their attempts to capture tag gold.

It's in Japan, working with All Japan where Stan Hansen has carved out a name for himself, where he is revered as a God. He is a 5 time AJPW Unified World Tag Team Champion with partners Terry Gordy (2 reigns) and Genichiro Tenryu (3 reigns). He is also on his second reign as the AJPW Triple Crown Champion.

Going on close to a year as the Triple Crown Champion, Hansen has had legendary brutal matches with the likes of Abdullah The Butcher, Dan Spivey, The Dynamite Kid, Johnny Ace, and Terry Funk.

It is yet to be seen whether Hansen plans to make WCW more of a priority, but it is unlikely that he will ever leave AJPW, so make sure you take the chance to see Hansen in WCW, because you will see a true icon in the industry.





Arena Reports

America:

WWF Superstars - Mario Morales Coliseum (Puerto Rico)
Hulk Hogan and Ted Dibiase d. Earthquake and Rick Martel
Jake Roberts d. The Big Bossman (Retains WWF Intercontinental)
Virgil and The Legion Of Doom d. Ricky Steamboat, Jimmy Snuka, Koko B Ware
Mr. Perfect d. Brian Costello
Dino Bravo d. Nikolai Volkoff
The Warlord d. Jim Powers


WCW World Championship Wrestling - All Star Sports Cafe NYC
Ric Flair and Lex Luger d. Sting and Ricky Morton
The Lightning Express d. The Skyscrapers (Retain WCW World Tag)
Norman The Lunatic d. Michael Wallstreet
Tommy Rich, Dustin Rhodes, Ranger Ross d. Terry Taylor and Doom
Barry Windham d. Mark Kyle
Buddy Landel and Rip Rogers d. The Young Pistols by DQ (Retains WCW US Tag)
Bobby Eaton d. Pez Whatley
Rip Morgan and Jack Victory d. The Renegade Warriors
Dick Murdoch d. Chief Jay Strongbow Jr.


UWF Fury Hour (Taping #2) - Reseda Country Club
The Fabulous Moolah d. Magnificent Mimi
Paul Orndorff d. Dusty Wolfe
Sid Vicious, Steve Regal, Jesse Barr d. Don Muraco, SD Jones, The Black Knight
Jules Strongbow d. Cactus Jack
Bill Irwin and Scott Hall d. Bob Bradley and Barry O


LMLW Liberation - Canton National Guard Armory
Luna Vachon d. Rockin' Robin (Retains LMLW World)
Penelope Paradise d. Kat LeRoux by Countout
The Glamour Girls d. Misty Blue and Debbie Combs by DQ
Candi Devine d. Taylor Made
Hedi Lee Morgan and Akira Hokuto d. Malia Hosaka and Peggy Lee Leather
Olympia Hartauer d. Harley Saito
Tasha Simone and Cooga d. Mariko Yoshida and Amy Lee


USWA Championship Wrestling - Memphis, TN
Jerry Lawler and Ricky Morton d. Sid Vicious and Paul Orndorff
Steve Kerin and Koko B. Ware d. Moondog Spot and Mike Sharpe
Ricke Rude d. John Kronus
The Colorado Kid, Eddie Golden, Stan Lee d. Eric , The Dirty White Boy, Night Train Jackson by DQ
The California Stud and Ricky Vaughn d. Jimmy Golden and Doug Gilbert


LPWA Ladies Championship Wrestling - Wayne Ford Civic League
Wendi Richter d. Magnificent Mimi
Judy Martin d. Allison Royal
Susan Sexton and Bambi d. Susan Green and Denise Storm
Lelaini Kai and Rockin' Robin d. Malia Hosaka and Lady X


PNW King Of Kings - Seattle, WA
Steve Doll d. Mike Miller (Retains NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight)
Billy Jack Haynes d. Bart Sawyer
CW Bergstrom d. The Grappler
Abbuda Dein d. John Rambo (Retains NWA Pacific Northwest Television)
Scott Norton and Jesse Barr d. Brad Anderson and Scotty The Body


TWF Supercard - Denim and Diamonds San Antonio
Jerry Lawler d. Kevin Von Erich (Wins TWF Texas Heavyweight)
Terry Gordy and Chris Adams d. Abdullah The Butcher and Bill Irwin
Iceman King Parsons d. Al Perez
Doink The Clown, One Man Gang, The Great Kabuki d. Ricky Vaughn, Action Jackson, Brian Adias
The Angel Of Death d. Stevie Ray


ECWA East Coast Wrestling Association - Caesar Rodney High School
Steve Doll d. Ron Garvin (Retains ECWA Heavyweight)
Nord The Barbarian d. Frankie Lancaster
Ice Train d. David Isley by Countout
The Moondogs d. Cheetah Master and Lance Diamond (Retains ECWA Tag)
Mean Mike d. Boogie Woogie Brown


IWCCW The Final Swansong 1 - Bank St. Armory
King Kong Bundy d. Pete Doherty
Rick Rude and Tiny Lister d. Tony Atlas and Joe Savoldi in a Cage Match
The Honky Tonk Man d. The Tazmaniac
Vic Syeamboat d. Rochester Roadblock
The Undertakers d. Ray Odyssey and TD Madison


WCWP Revenge 1991 - Wayne Ford Civic League
Maxx Payne and Mike Antony d. Ripper Manson and Wayne Bloom
Chris Adams, Brad Rheingans, Shinobi d. Bob Orton Jr., Kokina Maximus, Golden Bear
Charlie Norris d. Psycho (Retains WCWP Heavyweight)
Top Guns d. Madd Maxx and Bill Irwin (Retains WCWP Tag)
Pez Whatley d. Hurricane Smith
Susan Green d. Sindy Paradise (Retains WCWP Ladies)
Brian Christopher d. Curtis Thompson (Retains WCWP Middleweight)


SAPW Ring Kings - Caesar Rodney High School
Ron Garvin d. Wahoo McDaniel (Retains SAPW Heavyweight)
Brian Blair and Ivan Koloff d. Bad Crew #2 and Paul Jones
Big John Studd d. Hollywood Bob Holly
Jimmy Valiant d. Samurai Warrior
Tommy Angel and Tommy Seabolt d. Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden (Retains SAPW Tag)
Greg Wojokowski d. Gorgeous George III
Vince Torelli d. Moondog Cujo
The Black Phantom d. Gene Ligon
Cheetah Master and Ric Savage d. Nasty Ned and Tex Slazenger
Helmut Hessler d. The Wall


TWA WrestleNation 1991 - Original Sports Bar
DC Drake d. Brian Pillman (Retains TWA Championship)
Abdullah The Butcher d. Rocky Johnson
Kevin Sullivan d. King Kaluha
Don Muraco d. JT Smith
Mafioso Mastino and Pete Doherty d. The Fantastics
Steve Keirn d. Dr. Tom Prichard
Cactus Jack d. Larry Winters
Larry Sharpe d. Bruno Sassi
Shane Douglas and Mr. Sandman d. The Cheetah Kid and Hack Myers


PWA Uproar - Wayne Ford Civic League
The Honky Tonk Man d. Ricky Rice
Mike Sharpe d. Charlie Norris
Golden Bear d. The Lightning Kid
Psycho d. Derrick Dukes
Butch Reed d. Chief Jay Eagle


ACW Independence 1991 - Caesar Rodney High School
Don Kernodle d. Nailz (Retains ACW Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight)
Big John Studd d. Joe Cruz by DQ
Nelson Royal and Bad Crew #1 d. Doug Somers and LA Stephens
Rocky King d. Rikki Nelson (Retains World Junior Heavyweight)
Sam Houston d. Tommy Angel
Rip Rogers and Samu d. Gene Ligon and David Isley


AllStar All-Star Wrestling - Fall River PAL
Kevin Sullivan and One Man Gang d. Ricky Morton and Bad Crew #2
Tommy Rich d. Mike Enos
Wendi Richter d. Susan Green
Tiny Lister d. Bruno Sassi
Jerry Lawler d. Fury


MEWF Insult To Injury - Caesar Rodney High School
Nikolai Volkoff d. Nelson Royal
Don Kernodle d. Rikki Nelson (Retains MEWF Mid-Atlantic)
Nailz d. Joe Cruz
Danny Davis d. Frankie Lancaster (Retains MEWF Heavyweight)
Gorgeous George III d. Lance Diamond


WWA-NJ For The Ages - Original Sports Bar
Rocky Johnson d. JT Smith (Retains WWA New Jersey Heavyweight)
Pete Doherty d. Bobo Brazil Jr.
Mr. Sandman d, Ray Odyssey
Chris Candido and Larry Sharpe d. Agony and Pain (Wins WWA Tag)
Larry Winters d. Skull von Crush
Billy Back d. Johnny Hotbody
Morgus The Maniac d. Spider by DQ


PWF Code Of Honor - Canton National Guard Armory
Brian Blair and Dick Slater d. Steve Keirn and Tim Horner
Austin Idol and Tommy Lane d. Bugsy McGraw and King Cobra (Retains PWF Florida Tag)
Ron Slinker d. Denny Brown
Hedi Lee Morgan d. Bad Girl (Retains NWA World Womens)
Chris Champion d. Bobby Blaze
Mike Moore d. The Master Blaster
Lou Perez d. Mark Starr
Night Train Jackson d. The Terminator


SSW Standing Room Only 1991 - Canton National Guard Armory
Brian Pillman, Rober Fuller, Joel Deaton d. Danny Davis, Ice Train, The Colorado Kid
One Man Gang d. Stan Lee in an I Quit Match (Retains SSW Heavyweight)
Dr. Tom Prichard d. Eddie Golden
GQ Stratus d. Beau James


IWF Desolation - Canton National Guard Armory
Joel Deaton d. Blackjack Mulligan (Wins IWF Television)
Don Kernodle and Greg Valentine d. Hector Guerrero and Rob Van Dam
Robert Fuller d. Jimmy Golden
Jeff Jarrett d. Chris Champion
Denny Brown d. Mike Moore


ICWA Night Of Rage - Canton National Guard Armory
Jimmy Backlund d. Pat Tanaka (Wins ICWA Light Heavyweight)
Rocky Johnson and Steve Doll d. The Dirty White Boy and Ron Slinker
Dennis Condrey d. Bugsy McGraw
Jeff Jarrett d. The Master Blaster
Rocky King d. Tex Slazenger
Adrian Street d. Hurricane Walker
Rob Van Dam d. Mark Starr


ASCW Backstreet Battle - Wayne Ford Civic League
Mike Antony d. Wayne Bloom
Jules Strongbow and Scott Hall d. Buddy Rose and Ripper Manson
The Dirty White Boy d. SD Jones
Ron Bass d. Cactus Jack Manson
Brian Costello d. Jose Luis Rivera
Big Tilly d. Larry Power
Sunny Beach d. David Power



Puerto Rico:

WWC Glory Days 1991 - Mario Morales Coliseum
Greg Valentine d. Carlos Colon (Retains WWC Universal Heavyweight)
Rick Rude d. Invader #1 by DQ
Tito Santana d Action Jackson by DQ
El Bronco #1 and Los Super Medicos d. Paul Orndorff, Chicky Starr, Ron Starr
Huracan Catillo Jr. d. El Profe (Retains WWC World Jr. Heavyweight)
The Samoan Swat Team d. Eddie Gilbert and Ray Mendoza by Countout
Susan Sexton d. Candi Devine
La Tigresa d. Denise Storm
Fidel Sierra and Mike Davis d. Ron Garvin and Bob Bradley



Canada:

WFWA All Out Rampage 1 - Bowness Sportsplex Alberta
Gene Kiniski d. Baron von Raschke (Retains WFWA Canadian Heavyweight)
Bad News Allen d. Chi Chi Cruz
Jim Brunzell and Kerry Brown d. Otis Apollo and Chris Markoff
Ken Patera d. EZ Ryder
Shane Sewell d. Gene Swan


CNWA TV (Taping #2) - Bumpers Bar Alberta
Gerry Morrow and Ben Bassarab d. Johnny Smith and Gama Singh
Bob Brown d. Bobby Clancy
Black Dragon and Demolition Hux d. Chris Jericho and Lance Storm by Countout
Les Thornton d. Frank Blues
Big Titan d. Steve Wilde


AGPW Crazy Nights 1991
Bad News Allen d. Bill Kazmaier (Retains AGPW International Heavyweight)
Ron Starr and Leo Burke d. Cuban Assassin and Gerry Morrow
The Great Gama d. Jimmy Garvin
Nitron and Frank Blues d. Dutch Mantell and EZ Ryder (Retains AGPW North American Tag)
Bobby Clancy d. Jason Helton




Japan:

Best Of The Super Juniors II - Tokyo
Shiro Kohinaka d. Tatsumi Fujinami (Wins IWGP World Heavyweight)
Koji Kanemoto d. Jushin Thunder Liger (Retains IWGP Junior Heavyweight)
El Samurai d. Black Cat (Wins The Best Of The Super Juniors)
Kengo Kimura and Seji Sakaguchi d. Tatsutoshi Goto and Kuniaki Kobayashi (Retains IWGP World Tag)
Osamu Kido, Keji Mutoh, Hiroshi Hase d. Masa Saito, Super Strong Machine, Mike Enos
Black Cat d. Stan Lane
El Samurai d. Satanico
Kazuo Yamazaki, Takashi Iizuka, Akira Nogami d. Kiyoshi Tamura, El Texano, Black Tiger III
Black Wazuma and Super Delfin d. Wild Pegasus and Norio Honaga
Satanico d. Dos Caras
El Samurai d. Mark Rocco
Black Cat d. Yoshihiro Asai
Stan Lane d. Wellington Wilkins Jr.


AJPW Strength Test 1991 - Kyoto
Stan Hansen d. Abdullah The Butcher (Retains AJPW Triple Crown)
Miracle Violence Connection d. Rusher Kimura and Giant Baba (Retains AJPW Unified World Tag)
Jumbo Tsuruta d. Masanobu Fuchi
Andre The Giant, Dynamite Kid, The Destroyer d. Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker, Doug Furnas, Dan Kroffat
Tsuyoshi Kikuchi d. Jackie Fulton (Retains AJPW Television)
Yohinari Ogawa, Akira Taue, Toshiaki Kawada d. Mighty Inoue, Fire Cat, Rex King
The Fantastics d. The Malenko Brothers (Retains AJPW All Asia Tag)
Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuro Momota d. Giant Warrior and The Skywalker
Lt. James Earl Wright and Abbuda Dein d. The Renegade Warriors
Haruka Eigen d. Sunny Beach
Jim Brunzell d. Frankie Favorite


AJW Big Glory Night 1991 - Yokohama
Kyoko Inoue d. Jaguar Yokota
Manami Toyota d. Shinobu Kandori (Retains All Pacific)
Bat Yohinaga d. Bison Kimura (Retains IWA Womens World)
Cooga and Sakie Hasegawa d. Reggie Bennett and Mariko Yohida (Retains AJW Tag)
Madusa Micelli, Kaoru Ito, Toshiyo Yamada d. Cutie Suzuki, Miki Hanada, Kumiko Maekawa
Etsuko Mita and Takako Inoue d. Tomoko Watanabe and Yasha Kurenai


SWS Wrestledream - Kawasaki
Genichiro Tenryu d. Nobuhiko Takada
Masakatsu Funaki d. The Great Kabuki
Naoki Sano d. Ashura Hara
Koji Kitao, Kendo Nagasaki, Hiromichi Fuyuki d. Johnny Ace and The Takano Brothers
Goro Tsurumi and Tatsumi Kitahara d. Rochester Roadblock and Killer Tim Brooks
Hisakatsu Oya d. Giant Goliath


UWFi Bushido - Hiroshima
Salman Hashimikov d. Yoji Anjo (Retains Pro-Wrestling World Heavyweight)
Nobuhiko Takada d. Billy Robinson
Dan Severn and Gary Albright d. Bob Backlund and Victor Zangiev
Masashi Aoyagi d. Masahito Kakihara
Bad News Allen d, Hiromitsu Kanehara
Tatsuo Nakano d. Ryogaku Wada


W*NG Why We Fight 1991 - Chiba
Mr. Pogo and Tugboat Taylor d. Tarzan Goto and Akitoshi Saito
Headhunter B d. Killer
TNT d. Kintaro Kanemura
The Great Wojo d. Gypsy Joe (Retains W*NG Top Contender)
Mongolian Mauler d. Fantasma


FMW EXCESS 1991 - Korakuen Hall
Atsushi Onita and Tarzan Goto d. Samson Fuyuki and Tiger Jeet Singh in a Strap Match
The Sheik d. Masashi Aoyagi (Retains FMW Braa Knuckle)
Akitoshi Saito, Mr. Pogo, Yukihiro Kanemura d. Sabu, Hisakatsu Oya, Ricky Fuji
The Gladiator and Big Titan d. Goro Tsurumi and Sambo Asako (Retains FMW Brass Knuckles Tag)
Combat Toyoda d. Crusher Maedomari
Dynamite Kansai d. Bad Nurse Nakamura


PWFG Spring Tour Day #8 - Battle Sphere Tokyo
Umanosuke Ueda, Masakatsu Funaki, Nohuhiko Takada d. Slaman Hashimikov, Victor Zangiev, Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Tarzan Goto and Dan Severn d. Katsumi Usuda and Tatsuo Nakano
Yoji Anjo, Daisuke Ikeda, Mark Starr Ryuma Go, Yuki Ishikawa, Minoru Suzuki
Hiromitsu Kanehara d. Glen Jacobs


ULL Front Of War Lines 1991 - Saitama
Gran Hamada and Masa Michinoku d. Gedo and Jado (Retains UWF Intercontinental Tag)
Dan Kroffat d. Hayato Nanjyo
Too Cold Scorpio and Misterioso d. Norio Honaga and Piloto Suicida
Monkey Magic Wakita d. Ricky Fuji
Richard Slinger d. Masao Orihara
Jerry Lynn d. Yukihido Ueno
Bestia Salvaje d. The Lightning Kid


Mexico:

CMLL Super Viernes - Acapulco
El Canek d. Tony Arce (Retains NWA World Middleweight)
Cien Caras d. Konan (Retains CMLL World Heavyweight)
El Dandy d. Rayo De Jalisco Jr. (Retains CMLL World Light Heavyweight)
Blue Demon Jr. d. Ringo Mendoza (Retains NWA World Welterweight)
Dr. Wagner Jr. d. Perro Aguayo (Retains CMLL World Middleweight)
La Fiera d. Sangre Chicana (Retains Mexcan National Heavyweight)
Angel Azteca d. Universo 2000 (Retains NWA World Light Heavyweight)
Mascara Ano 2000 and Vampiro Casanova d. Mano Negro and Mascara Sagrada
Atlantis, Guerrero de la Muerte, Furor d. Jerry , Kung Fu, Arkangel de la Muerte
Kato Kung Lee, Mocho Cota, Felino d. Villano III, Gran Markus Jr., El Hijo del Gladiator (Retains Mexican National Trios)
Lizmark, Vulcano, Miguelito Perez d. Pierroth, Emilio Charles Jr. MS-1
Kamala and Pirata Morgan d. Apolo Dantes and Americo Rocca
Fuerza Guerrera, El Pantera, Lynx d. Super Raton, Super Pinocho, Super Muneco
KAORU d. Lady Apache
La Monstra and Mima Shimoda d. Xochitl Hamada and Cynthia Moreno
Bull Nakano d. Sirenita
Halcon Negro d. Onita Jr.


UWA - Puebla
Mil Mascaras, Tinielblas, The Killer d. El Signo, Super Astro, Negro Casas
Villano IV d. Blue Panther (Retains UWA World Lightweight)
Los Brazos d. Villano I and Villano V
Tortuguillo Krateka II d. Babe Face
Transformer d. Tortuguillo Karateka IV (Retains UWA World Welterweight)
Enrique Vera, Black Terry, Jose Luis Feliciano d. Seminarista, Tinielblas Jr., Black Man (Wins UWA World Trios)
Miss Janeth d. Zuleyma (Retains UWA World Womens)
Martha Villalobos d, Marcela
Volador d. Kokina Maximus
Fantasma d. Samoan Savage


WWA Mexico Alarma Roja - Arena Lopez Mateos
Jaque Marte d. Mil Mascaras (Wins WWA World Light Heavyweight)
Villano I d. Villano V (Wins WWA World Heavyweight)
Villano IV d. Super Astro (Wins WWA World Lightweight)
Negro Casas, Fishman, Rey Misterio Sr. d. Brazo de Plato, Negro Navarro, Babe Face
Ultraman 2000 and Volador d. El Mercenarios
Mondo Guerrero d. Colibri
El Sanguinario d. Mercenario I


England:

BWF GrappleFest 1991 - Bedworth Civic Hall
Tony St. Clair d. Giant Haystacks
Marty Jones and Kendo Nagasaki d. Steven Regal and Sid Cooper
Les Thornton d. Johnny Saint
Brian Maxine d. Ben McCoy
Steve Casey d. Skull Murphy in a Cage Match
Dave Finlay d. Johnny South by DQ
Jackie Pallo Jr. d. Danny Boy Collins


PPUK New Dawn - Andover Leisure Centre
Brian Maxine d. Marty Jones (Retains PPUK World Heavyweight)
Kashmir Singh, Lee Bronson, Ian McGregor d. Ricky Knight, Steve Casey, Sid Cooper
Johnny Saint and Jackie Pallo Jr. d. Steve Grey and Tom Tyrone
Ben McCoy d. Bearcat Brody
Jon Ritche drew Chris Curtis Time Limit Draw
Johnny Saint d. Drew McDonald
Johnny Kidd d. Andre Baker (Retains PPUK Arena)
Karl McGrath d. Eddie Riley
Adrian Finch and Karl Krammer d. Steve Lynskey and Barry Douglas


JPUK Passing The Torch - Norwich
Steve Grey, Marty Jones, Big Daddy d. Greg Valentine, Ricky Knight, Butcher Bond
Sid Cooper d. Ian McGregor
Alan Kilby d. Eddie Riley
Mal Sander d. Dave Adams
Robbie Brookside and Doc Dean d. Johnny Kidd and Chris Curtis
Dave Duran and Crusher Mason d. Steve Prince and Barry Douglas
Karl McGrath d. Keith Myatt


ASW Suicide Solution - Birmingham
Chic Cullen and Pat Roach d. Alan Kilby and Giant Warrior
David Taylor d. Pete Roberts
Giant Haystacks d. Dave Duran
Butcher Bond d. Crusher Mason
Eddie Riley, Lee Bronson, Steve Morocco d. Owen Hart, Karl Krammer, Kashmir Singh




Germany:

CWA Black And White 1991 - Warsaw
Bruiser Mastino, Giant Haystacks, Rambo d. Ulf Herman, Johnny Angel, Love Machine
Colonel Brody d. Mal Sanders
David Taylor d. Cannoball Grizzly
Franz Schumann and Mile Zrno d. Primo Carnera and Barbarian (Retains CWA World Tag)
Dynamite Smith d. Larry Cameron (Retains CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight)
Keith Myatt and Kurrgan d. Jason Cross and George Takano



Next Issue:

Ricky Steamboat: Breathes Fire Back Into The WWF
Konnan: Mexico's Breakout Star
Norman The Lunatic: Making WCW His Asylum
News And Notes
Promotional Analysis
Arena Reports

__________________
PSN: JasonForTheWin

Currently Playing:
Madden 19 -
NBA 2K18 - May The (Pittsburgh) Force Be With You
NHL 18
JasonForTheWin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2021, 11:18 AM   #5
Rookie
 
JasonForTheWin's Arena
 
OVR: 0
Join Date: Aug 2018
Re: PWI The Magazine

PWI The Magazine: June 1991 Edition



Contents:
Wrestling World Mourns The Loss Of Don Owen
Ricky Steamboat: Breathes Fire Back In WWF
Konnan: Mexico's Breakout Star
Norman The Lunatic: Making WCW His Asylum
News And Notes
Promotional Analysis
Arena Reports





Wrestling World Mourns The Loss Of Don Owen




The wrestling world lost a well respected member to it's fraternity when Don Owen passed away earlier this month at the age of 79. Owen, who owned Pacific Northwest Wresting since 1951, was one of the founding members of the National Wrestling Alliance.

Under his management, Don Owen Sports and PNW, became a destination company for many wrestlers. Many attribute this to the fact that Don Owen was well respected amongst his peers, and always treated his talent very well. Wrestlers who got their start in the PNW include a who's who in the sport. Roddy Piper, Jesse Ventura, Brutus Beefcake, Nick Bockwinkel, Mr. Perfect, Jimmy Snuka, Stan Stasiak, Billy Jack Haynes, Buddy Rose, and Mad Dog Vachon all starred in the company in the infancy of their careers.

In 1952, Owen started the wrestling show Portland Wrestling (now seen as Big Time Wrestling), and is considered the longest running wrestling TV show in history.

No word on who may now be taking over for the respected Owen, but early word indicates that his sons (Mike, Marc, Barry) may be looking to sell the company. Some rumors have surfaced that former PNW star and recently departed WWF star, Roddy Piper is looking to form an investment group to purchase the company.

"Don Owen was a father to me. He took a chance on a skinny 16 year old brat. He is the reason why I am here. Everything I have, I owe to Don Owen." Piper told reporters.

"He treated everyone with respect and with class. He will go down as one of the best promoters in the history of this business." said Jesse "The Body" Ventura.

"Elegance personified. He is the pinnacle of manhood." said Nick Bockwinkel.

We here at PWI want to extended our condolences to the family of Don Owen.





News and Notes:

- CMLL World Heavyweight Champion Cien Caras suffered a PCL Tear, and had to relinquish the title due to the fact that he will be out of action for the next 3-9 months.
- CMLL star MS-1 suffered a C7 Cervical Spinal Cord Compression in a match with Atlantis and will out of action for the next year.
- Current FMW Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ricky Fuji abruptly quit ULL.
- Sambo Asako left FMW after a recent show, where he teamed with Dr. Luther in an losing effort to Sabu and Big Titan
- Cannoball Grizzly has left CWA in Germany over a disagreement over money.
- PWFG star Minoru Suzuki suffered a back injury in a match with Dan Severn and will be out for the next 6-9 months.



Ricky Steamboat: Breathes Fire Back In WWF



After three years away from the company, and a contraversial departure, Ricky Steamboat has come back to the WWF. Literally breathing fire upon his debut, a losing effort in a 6-man match between Virgil and The Legion of Doom versus Steamboat and The Wild Ones (Jimmy Snuka and Koko B. Ware), Steamboat is looking to make an impact with the WWF.

"I feel like I am coming back home. It always gnawed away at me that I never attained the level of success that I think I could have with WWF. I am going to make sure the WWF and the fans see the fire that burns in the Dragon's soul."

Steamboat is considered one of, if not the, best pound for pound wrestlers today. Indeed, with stellar matches against the likes of Jake Roberts, his classic with Randy Savage at Wrestlemania 3, and his three match series with Ric Flair in the NWA, no one can dismiss those claims.

However, what many people don't realize is how his time in the WWF came to an end at the end of the 80's. After defeating Randy Savage in a classic match that people will talk about for years to come, and winning the Intercontinental Championship, Steamboat asked for some time away from the company because his son was soon to be born.

Apparently, this angered WWF officials who were in the process of making Steamboat a huge star. This animosity led to a now infamous story where Steamboat was scheduled to wrestle "The Natural" Butch Reed for the title, however Reed was nowhere to be found so the company had The Honky Tonk Man fill in, and the rest is history. Honky would end up winning the title, and have the longest reign with the belt.

Steamboat would be granted his leave, and upon his return in 1988 he would defeat Rick Rude at the 1988 Royal Rumble, and then lose in the first round of the Heavyweight Tournament at Wrestlemania 4 to Greg Valentine.

A year after his classic at Wrestlemania 3, Steamboat was on his way out of the company.

Steamboat would debut in WCW on the January 21st edition of World Championship Wrestling as the surprise partner of Eddie Gilbert in their match against Ric Flair and Barry Windham. Steamboat would end up pinning Flair, earning a shot at the NWA World Championship against Flair at the Chi-Town Rumble.

Steamboat and Flair would engage in a three match classic, where Steamboat pinned Flair at the Chi-Town Rumble to win the NWA Title. Steamboat would then defeat Flair in the rematch at The Clash Of The Champions: Ragin' Cajun. Flair would then defeat Steamboat and win back the title at WrestleWar 1989.

Steamboat would then quietly leave the NWA after a short feud with Lex Luger, and largely stay out of the spotlight, wrestling in Japan where he had some great matches against The Great Muta and Hiroshi Hase and teaming with young stars like Owen Hart, Wild Pegasus, and Miguel Perez Jr.

It's through his association with Perez Jr. that Steamboat found his way to Puerto Rico, and the WWC. With WWC, Steamboat found his way to the top of the card, teaming with Carlos Colon in a series of tag matches against Dick Murdoch and Action Jackson. Steamboat even teamed with WWF star Tito Santana to take on Dick Murdoch and Rick Rude in a bloody cage match.

Steamboat and Rude would both find their way stateside, and continued their feud in the USWA, where Steamboat usually would team with Jerry Lawler in matches with Rick Rude and Paul Orndorff.

Throughout it all, Steamboat has maintained his professionalism and his ability to have great matches that many will remember forever. It's that ability that made WWF call Steamboat to mend the fences, and get Steamboat back into the company.

"Fans always want to talk to me about Wrestlemania 3, and that's great. But, that was 4 years ago. I want fans to talk about my matches in 1991 and beyond. It's my goal to make that a reality."



Konnan: Mexico's Breakout Star



Few Mexican wrestlers ever transcend their sport and find fame outside of the country. Mil Mascaras, Dos Caras, Blue Demon, and El Santo are some of the few who have found success outside of Mexico, where they are considered Gods. You might be able to add one more to that list, as Konnan has been rising the ranks of CMLL, the top promotion in Mexico.

Konnan, who grew up in the United States, has the advantage of being able to speak English fluently, something that holds Mexican luchadores back in the States. Konnan, 26, grew up in South Florida where he was indoctrinated into the gang lifestyle at an early age.

"I was stealing cars by 12. I was expelled from several schools. But, I wasn't dumb." Konnan told our reporters.

Indeed, Konnan would graduate high school a year early in 1981, however Konnan always found himself on the wrong side of the law. He was charged as a juvenile with credit card theft and a theft of a motorcycle. It was when he was charged as an adult for selling drugs that Konnan changed his ways.

"It was either prison or the service. That was what they were offering. I joined the Navy, and it saved my life."

Konnan was assigned to the Destroyer Tender in the Pacific Fleet. His ship was stationed in the Straight Of Homuz when the US Embassy in Beirut was bombed.

After an Honorable Discharge, Konnan an avid weightlifter found his way to Mexico where he was discovered at a show when he was 24. After a stint in UWA, Konnan got signed to CMLL, and has been having success as one of the country's top Technico (Mexican term for "Good Guy") He also appeared for NWA at the 1990 Starrcade, where he teamed with Rey Misterio Sr. in the Tag Team Tournament, defeating Rip Morgan and Jack Victory in the Quaterfinals, before they lost to the eventual winners The Steiner Brothers in the Semifinals.

WWF officials have shown interest in Konnan, but as of now, his contract with CMLL has precluded him from talking with the WWF.

In CMLL, Konan has been embroiled in feuds with El Canek and El Dandy recently. While Konan has yet to taste gold in Mexico, it's only a matter of time before he starts to add championships to his resume.



Promotional Analysis:


[b]WWF:[/b

- WWF President Jack Tunney has left the company. No word on if the WWF plans to name a new President or if they will now be governed by a less visible Championship Committee.

- Kato, one half of The Orient Express, has left the company after his contract wasn't renewed.

- The only title that was defended was the WWF Tag Team Championship. The Legion Of Doom finally got their hands on gold, after they defeated The Hart Foundation on a recent episode of Superstars.

- The company has decided to split up the former WWF Tag Team Champions, The Hart Foundation. Our sources tell us they plan to push Bret "The Hitman" Hart as a singles competitor, while they are looking to keep Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart in the tag team division.

- Mr. Perfect has split from Bobby "The Brain" Heenan after Heenan continually verbally abused him on WWF programming after losing the WWF Intercontinental Championship to Jake Roberts at Wrestlemania 7. Now considered a good guy, Perfect has his sights set on The Heenan Family.

- Fun loving tag team The Bushwackers have turned their backs on the fans after they attacked The Rockers on a recent episode of The Brother Love Show. Butch and Luke have said they are tired of not being taken seriously, and will now brutalize the WWF roster.


- Top 5:
1. The Ultimate Warrior - WWF Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Jake "The Snake" Roberts (LR: 2)
3. Hulk Hogan (LR: 3)
4. Ted Dibiase (LR: NR)
5. Randy Savage (LR: NR)


WCW:

- The alignment of the WCW has been fluid since the beginning of the year, and the month of May was no different. The Steiner Brothers aligned with Lex Luger in their pursuit to rid the WCW of Sting. All were once good friends, but professional jealousy has ripped these friends apart. During a recent set of tapings Sting teamed with The Steiner Brothers to take on Lex Luger and Doom. During the match the Steiner Brothers shocked the fans when they brutally attacked the WCW and NWA World Heavyweight Champion.

- Big Stars overseas in Japan, and once hated by WCW fans, Stan "The Lariat" Hansen and Big Van Vader have had a change of heart, and are now embracing the fans. Stan Hansen came to the aid of Dustin Rhodes after he was being attacked by The Fabulous Freebirds, and has taken The Natural under his wing. Meanwhile, Big Van Vader finally stood up for himself after months of verbal abuse at the hands of his manager Harley Race. It came to a head when the two faced off in a match to decide who would take on Sting at a match at Superbrawl. Race would end up cheating his way to victory. After the match, Vader attacked his former mentor to the applause of the fans.

- After suffering an injury, WCW Television Champion The Z-Man was forced to vacate his title. A match was set up between to fan favorites, Norman The Lunatic and El Gigante. After he pinned Norman, El Gigante was in the ring as an injured Z-Man handed over his belt. The 7 foot giant would shock WCW when he attacked Z-Man, further injuring the former champion in the process.

- The Lightning Express successfully defended the WCW World Tag Team Championships three times throughout the month. They defeated The Fabulous Freebirds, The Skyscrapers, and The Steiner Brothers.

- Lex Luger lost the WCW US Heavyweight Championship at SuperBrawl to Big Van Vader. Luger held the belt from Dec-May.

- The Young Pistols won the WCW US Tag Team Championships at SuperBrawl when they defeated Buddy Landel and Rip Rogers. Landel and Rogers had held the belts since Febuary, when they defeated The Steiner Brothers.

- Top 5:
1. Sting - WCW World Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Big Van Vader - WCW US Heavyweight Champion
3. Ric Flair (LR: 4)
4. Stan Hansen (LR: 3)
5. El Gigante - WCW TV Champion (LR: 5)


NJPW:

- IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shiro Koshinaka defended his title four times throughout the month of May. He had successful defenses against former champion Tatsumi Fujinami, Keji Mutoh, Hiroshi Hase, and Antonio Inoki

- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Koji Kanemoto defeated Jushin Thunder Liger and Dos Caras in the month of May.

- IWGP World Tag Team Champions Seji Sakaguchi and Kengo Kimura defended their titles against Super Strong Machine and Mike Enos this month.

- Top 5:
1. Shiro Koshinaka - IWGP World Champion (LR: 1)
2. Koji Kanemoto - IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion (LR: 2)
3. Jushin Thunder Liger (LR: NR)
4. Tatsumi Fujinami (LR: 5)
5. Shinya Hashimoto (LR: NR)


AJPW:

- Stan Hansen defended the AJPW Triple Crown Title twice in the month of May. He defeated Giant Baba on the first day of the May Tour and then won in a close contest against Abdullah The Butcher on the second day of the tour.

- The Miracle Violence Connection continued their dominance of the tag division, successfully defending the AJPW Unified World Tag Titles in matches against the team of Andre The Giant and Dynamite Kid and then in a match against the team of Mitsuhara Misawa and Jumbo Tsuruta

- AJPW Television Champion Tsuyoshi Kikuchi defended his title twice. He defeated Fire Cat on the second day of the tour and then defeated Mitsuo Momota on the third day.

- Top 5:
1. Stan Hansen - AJPW Triple Crown Champion (LR: 1)
2. Mitsuhara Misawa (LR: 4)
3. Jumbo Tsuruta (LR: 3)
4. Dynamite Kid (LR: NR)
5. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi - AJPW Television Champion (LR: 5)


UWF:

- The team of Darkness Falls (SD Jones and The Black Knight) lost the UWF World Tag Championships to the team of Buddy Rose and Col. DeBeers. Darkness Falls were the first ever UWF World Tag Champions, and held them from Febuary of this year.

- Billy Jack Haynes defeated Rip Oliver and became the new UWF Sportschannel Television Championship. Oliver was the first ever champion, and held the belt since January, when he defeated Brian Blair.

- Top 5:
1. Mondo Guerrero - UWF American Champion (LR: 1)
2. Billy Jack Haynes - UWF Sportschannel Television Champion (LR: NR)
3. Paul Orndorff (LR: 4)
4. Rip Oliver (LR: 2)
5. Bam Bam Bigelow (LR: NR)


USWA:

- Ricky The Dragon Steamboat officially left the promotion, and went to work for the WWF.

- The company announced the signings of Brad Armstrong and Tom Davis.

- Mike Rotundo, now going by the name Irwin R. Schyster defeated Danny Davis and won the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title. Davis had held the belt since March, when he defeated Eddie Gilbert.

- Terry Funk has been busy with his Japanese commitments to AJPW and hasn't defended the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title since Febuary, when he defeated Ricky Morton.

- The USWA World Tag Team Championship are still vacated since Tony Falk's injury back in March.

- Top 5:
1. Terry Funk - USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Irwin R. Schyster - USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (LR: NR)
3. Ricky Morton (LR: 4)
4. Bill Dundee (LR: NR)
5. Dr. Tom Prichard (LR: NR)



Arena Report

USA:

WWF Superstars - Key Arena
Hulk Hogan and Ted Dibiase d. Earthquake and Rick Martel
Big Bossman and The Legion Of Doom d. Jim Duggan, Jimmy Snuka, Koko B. Ware
Tito Santana and Jim Neidhart d. Dino Bravo and The Warlord
Bret Hart d. Bob Bradley
The Texas Tornado d. Shane Douglas


WCW Suberbrawl I - Arlington Stadium
Sting d. Harley Race (Retains NWA World Heavyweight)
Big Van Vader d. Lex Luger (Wins WCW US Heavyweight)
Ric Flair d. Norman The Lunatic
The Lightning Express d. The Steiner Brothers (Retains WCW World Tag)
El Gigante d. Barry Windham (Retains WCW Televison)
Stan Hansen and The Junkyard Dog d. Kevin Sullivan and The Juicer
Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, Owen Hart d. Bobby Eaton and Doom
Michael Wallstreet and Big Cat d. Dustin Rhodes and Rnager Ross
The Young Pistols d. Buddy Landel and Rip Roger (Wins WCW US Tag)
Dutch Mantell and Terry Taylor d. The Italian Stallion and Pez Whatley
El Cubano d, Osamu Nishimura
George South d. Keith Hart by DQ


UWF Fury Hour (Taping #1) - Reseda Country Club
Andre The Giant and Billy Jack Haynes d. Dick Murdoch and Ivan Koloff
Kevin Von Erich, Angel Of Death, Jules Strongbow d. Don Muraco, Bill Irwin, Scott Hall
The Fabulous Moolah d. Magnificient Mimi
Buddy Rose and Col. DeBeers d. SD Jones and The Black Knight (Wins UWF World Tag)
Sid Vicious and Cactus Jack d. David Sammartino and Joshua Ben-Gurion


LMLW No Remorse 1991 - Canton National Guard Armory
Candi Devine d. Penelope Paradise (Wins LMLW Florida)
Misty Blue and Debbie Combs d. The Glamour Girls (Retains LMLW Tag)
Heidi Lee Morgan d. Bambi (Wins WWoW Television)
Rockin' Robin and Peggy Lee Leather d. Akira Hokuto and Taylor Made
Kat LeRoux d. Amy Lee by DQ
Malia Hosaka d. Harley Saito
Mariko Yohida d. Olympia Hartauer by DQ


USWA Championship Wrestling (Taping #1) Nashville, TN
Rick Rude and Larry Zbyszko d. Jerry Lawler d. Bam Bam Bigelow
Irwin R. Svhyster d. Danny Davis (Wins USWA Southern Heavyweight)
Sid Vicious, Bill Dundee, Dick Murdoch d. The Colorado Kid, Black Magic, Bart Sawyer
Ricky Morton d. Jamie Dundee
Mike Sharpe d. The California Stud


LPWA Ladies Championship Wrestling (Taping #3) - Wayne Ford Civic League
Madusa Micelli d. Susan Sexton (Wins LPWA World)
Wendi Richter and Rockin' Robin d. Judy Martin and Bad Girl
Denise Storm d. Leilani Kai
Bambi d. Black Venus
Magnificent Mimi d. Terri Powers

PNW Final Cut I - Seattle, WA
Steve Doll d. Bart Sawyer (Retains NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight)
Mike Miller d. Al Madril
Bliiy Jack Haynes and The Grappler d. CW Bergstrom and Scotty The Body
John Rambo d. Don Harris
Scott Norton d. Brad Anderson


TWF Supercard - Denim and Diamonds San Antonio
Jerry Lawler d. Terry Gordy (Retains TWF Texas Heavyweight)
Kevin Von Erich and Chris Adams d. Bill Irwin and Angel Of Death
Iceman King Parsons d. Manny Fernandez
Abdullah The Butcher, One Man Gang, Doink d. Brian Adias and The Simpsons
Al Perez and Al Madril d. Ricky Vaughn and Stevie Ray


ECWA East Coast Wrestling Association - Caesar Rodney High School
The Moondogs d. Nord The Barbarian and Shinobi (Retains ECWA Tag)
Ice Train d. Ron Garvin (Retains Mid Atlantic)
Steve Doll d. Frankie Lancaster (Retains ECWA Heavyweight)
King Kong Bundy, Boogie Woogie Brown, David Isley d. Curtis Thompson, Lance Diamond, Cheetah Master


IWCCW International World Class Wrestling (Taping #3) - Fall River PAL
Honky Tonk Man and Pete Doherty d. King Kong Bundy and Tiny Lister
Rick Rude d. TD Madison
Tony Rumble d. Vic Steamboat
Zap and The Tazmaniac d. Joe Savoldi and Ray Odyssey


WCWP For The Ages - Wayne Ford Civic League
Brad Rheingans and Mike Antony d. Kokina Maximus and Madd Maxx
Charlie Norris d. Bob Orton Jr. (Retains WCWP Heavyweight)
Maxx Payne d. Pez Whatley
Ripper Manson, Golden Bear, Wayne Bloom d. Shinobi and Top Guns
Susan Green d. Black Venus (Retains WCWP Ladies)
Brian Christopher d. Perry Saturn (Retains WCWP Middleweight)


SAPW Masterclass 1991 - Caesar Rodney High School
Ron Garvin d. Wahoo McDaniel (Retains SAPW Heavyweight)
Butch Reed and Ivan Koloff d. Ranger Ross and Paul Jones
Brian Blair d. Samurai Warrior
Jimmy Valaint d. Bad Crew #2 in an I Quit Match
The Fantastics d. Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden
Cheetah Master d. Hollywood Bob Holly (Retains SAPW Junior Heavyweight)
The Grappler d, Gorgeous George III
Tommy Angel and Tommy Seabolt d. Dennis Condrey ad Randy Rose (Retains SAPW Tag)
Gene Ligon d. Ric Savage
War Eagle Chris Chavis and Baron Samedi d. Tex Slazenger and Moondog Cujo


TWA Face Off - Original Sports Bar
Brian Pillman d. Bill Kazmaier
Kevin Sullivan and Agent Storm d. The Fantastics
Rocky Johnson d. Eddie Gilbert
Don Muraco d. Pete Doherty
Jason Knight d. Dr. Tom Prichard
Cactus Jack d. The Cheetah Kid
Danny Davis and Shane Douglas d. Bobo Brazil Jr. and Samurai Warrior
King Kaluha d. Larry Winters
Larry Sharpe d. Bad Crew #1
JT Smith d. Joey Maggs


ACW Powerslave 1 - Caesar Rodney High School
Don Kernodle d. Big John Studd (Retains ACW Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight)
Sam Houston and Nailz d. Brad Armstrong and Tommy Angel by DQ
Nelson Royal d. Samu
Joe Cruz d. Rip Rogers
Bad Crew #1 d. Ron Bass
Rikki Nelson d. Boogie Woogie Brown


PWA Uproar - Wayne Ford League
Honky Tonk Man d. Ricky Rice
Mike Sharpe d. Charlie Norris
Golden Bear d. The Lightning Kid
Psycho d. Derrick Dukes
Butch Reed d. Chief Jay Eagle


MEWF The Tempest - Caesar Rodney High School
Nelson Royal d. Nailz
Don Kernodle d. Frankie Lancaster (Retains MEWF Mid-Atlantic)
Mike Rotundo d. Joe Cruz
Danny Davis d. Rikki Nelson (Retains MEWF Heavyweight)
Nikolai Volkoff d. Bobby Blaze


WWA-NJ Into The Fire - Original Sports Bar
Rocky Johnson d. Skull von Crush (Retains WWA New Jersey Heavyweight)
JT Smith d. Bobo Brazil Jr.
Pete Doherty d. Ray Odyssey
Mr. Sandman and Tony Stetson d. Larry Sharpe and Larry Winters
Chris Candido and Charles Warrington d. Agony and Pain


PWF Stay Hungry - Canton National Guard Armory
Jimmy Backlund d. Steve Keirn (Retains PWF Light Heavyweight)
Austin Idol and Tommy Lane d. Tim Horner and Denny Brown by DQ
Dick Slater d. Bobby Blaze
Brian Blair d. The Master Blaster
Ron Slinker and Chris Champion d. Bugsy McGraw and King Cobra
Lou Perez d. Night Train Jackson
Mark Starr d. The Terminator


SSW Lost In The City - Canton National Guard Armory
One Man Gange d. Danny Davis (Retains SSW Heavyweight)
Dr. Tom Prichard d. Dark Patriot in a Strap Match
Brian Pillman and Beau James d. The Colorado Kid and Ice Train
GQ Stratus d. Stan Lee


AllStar All Star Wrestling - Fall River PAL
Jerry Lawler and Kevin Sullivan d. Ricky Morton and Bad Crew #2
Wendi Richter d, Susan Green
Tiny Lister d. Bruno Sassi
Tommy Rich d. Fury
One Man Gang d. Bruce Hart


IWF Paradise City - Canton National Guard Armory
Hector Guerrero and Blackjack Mulligan d. Don Kernodle and Buddy Landel
Greg Valentine d. Rob Van Dam
Denny Brown and Chris Champion d. Mondo Kleen and Mike Moore by DQ
Jimmy Golden d. Brett Colt
Jeff Jarrett d. Kip Winchester


ICWA Flashpoint - Canton National Guard Armory
Dick Slater d. Rocky Johnson (Retains ICWA Heavyweight)
Jimmy Backlund d. Pat Tanaka by DQ
Steve Doll and Nightmare Freddy d. Dennis Condrey and Ron Slinker by DQ
Rocky King d. Dirty White Boy in an I Quit Match
Rob Van Dam d. Mark Starr
Adrian Street d. Hurrican Walker
Bugsy McGraw d. The Master Blaster
Crash The Terminator d. Tex Slazenger


ASCW Gladiators - Wayne Ford Civic League
Mike Antony d. Wayne Bloom
The Pencil Pushers d. Austin Idol and Ripper Manson
Dirty White Boy d. SD Jones
Buddy Rose d. Sunny Beach
Big Tilly and Brian Costello d. Jose Luis Rivera and Larry Power



Puerto Rico:

WWC Acid Test - Mario Morales Coliseum
Tito Santana d. Greg Valentine (Wins WWC Universal Heavyweight)
Carlos Colon and Invader #1 d. Rick Rude and Dick Murdoch by DQ
Zeus d. El Bronco #1 (Wins WWC Caribbean Heavyweight)
Ray Gonzalez d. Big Scott Hall (Wins WWC Television)
Kim Duk d. Huracan Catillo Jr. (Wins WWC World Jr Heavyweight)
Wendi Richter d. Luna Vachon (Retains WWC Womens)
King Kong Bundy, Chicky Starr, Ron Starr d. Ron Garvin, Giant Warrior, Bob Bradley
The Samoan Swat Team d. Eddie Gilbert and Gran Mendoza (Retains WWC World Tag)
Susan Sexton d. La Tigresa
Psycho and Mike Davis d. Leo Burke and Billy Joe Travis
Candi Devine d. Denise Storm
Doug Furnas d. Sweet Brown Sugar




Canada:

WFWA Main Event Wrestling (Taping #3) Calgary
Gene Kiniski d. Bad News Allen (Retains WFWA Canadian Heavyweight)
Bob Brown d. Jim Brunzell
Rick Martel and Gerry Morrow d. Baron von Raschke and Ed Moretti by DQ
Don Callis d. Jason Helton
The Sledge Hammer d. Ken Patera


CNWA Radioactive - Bowness Sportsplex Alberta
Rick Martel and Don Callis d. Jason Anderson and Big Titan (Retains CNWA Tag)
Bob Brown d. Ed Moretti
Johnny Smith d. Demoltion Hux
Ben Bassarab d. Gary Albright
Carl Ouellet d. Chi Chi Cruz
Buddy Hart d. Mike Lozansky
Lance Storm d. Jason Helton
Bob Holly d. Black Abyss
Chris Jericho d. Fred Della Serra


AGPW Hotter Than Hell 1991 - Exhibition Park
Bad News Allen d. Leo Burke (Retains AGPW International Heavyweight)
Cuban Assassain d. Kurrgan
Nitron and Frankie Blues d. Jimmy Garvin and Ron Starr (Retains AGPW North American Tag)
Bill Kazmaier and EZ Ryder d. Billy Jack Strong and Demolition Blast
Dr. Luther d. Shane Sewell



Japan:

NJPW May Tour #5 - Hiroshima
Masahiro Chono, Big Van Vader, Riki Chosu d. Shinya Hashimoto, Tatsumi Fujinami, Hiroshi Hase
Antonio Inoki and Keji Mutoh d. Animal Hamaguchi and Masa Saito
Jushin Thunder Liger d. Hiro Saito
Hercules Hernandez d. Kengo Kimura
El Samurai and Kazuo Yamazaki d. Kiyoshi Tamura and Wellington Wilkins Jr.
Dos Caras, Akira Nogami, Takashi Iizuka d. Black Cat, Black Wazuma, Super Delfin
Mark Rocco, El Texano, Eddie Guerrero d. Yoshihiro Asai, Gran Apache, Wild Pegasus
Stan Lane and Norio Honaga d. Satanico and Biff Wellington
Super Strong Machine d. Kensuke Sasaki


AJPW May Tour #9 - Shinjuku FACE
Miracle Violence Connection d. Jumbo Tsuruta and Mitsuhara Misawa (Retains AJPW Unified World Tag)
Giant Baba, Rusher Kimura, Mitsuo Monota d. Yoshinari Ogawa, Doug Furnas, Dan Kroffat
Andre The Giant, Fire Cat, Rex King d. Abdullah The Butcher, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Masanobu Fuchi
Dynamite Kid d. Al Perez
Jackie Fulton d. Haruka Eigen
Dan Spivey and Kenta Kobashi d. Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker and Jim Brunzell
Johnny Smith and The Renegade Warriors d. Giant Kimala, Giant Warrior, The Skyscraper
Joel Deaton and Billy Black d. Sunny Beach and Pete Roberts
Lt. James Earl Wright d. Frankie Favorite


AJW Wrestlemarinpiad - Chiba Bridge Arena
Aja Kong d. Shinobu Kandori (Retains WWWA World)
Kyoko Inoue d. Jaguar Yokota
Madusa Micelli d. Manami Toyota (Wins All Pacific)
Mayumi Ozaki d. Bison Kimura (Retains AJW Singles)
Akira Hokuto d. Takako Inoue (Retains AJW Junior)
Cooga and Sakie Hasegawa d. Reggie Bennett and Mariko Yoshida (Retains AJW Tag)
Miki Hanada d. Toshiyo Yamada (Retains IWA Womens World)
Cutie Suzuki and Tomoko Watanabe d. Kauro Ito and Yasha Kurenai
Etsuko Mita d. Kumiko Maekawa


SWS A Great Defence 1991 - Yokohama
Genichiro Tenryu d. Ashura Hara
Johnny Ace, Masakatsu Funaki, Goro Tsurumi d. Koji Kitao and The Takano Brothers
Ichimasa Wakamatsu and Kendo Nagasaki d. Don Arakawa and Isao Takagi
Dan Kroffat d. Giant Goliath
Tatsumi Kitahara d. Killer Tim Brooks


UWFi Bushido 5 - Hiroshima
Salman Hashimikov d. Bad News Allen (Retains Pro-Wrestling World Heavyweight)
Victor Zangiev and Gary Albright d. Billy Robinson and Dan Severn
Bob Backlund d. Samson Fuyuki
Nobuhiko Takada d. Tatsuo Nakano
Yoji Anjo and Masahito Kakihara d. Masashi Aoyagi and Ryogaku Wada


FMW Arena Show - Shinjuku FACE
The Sheik d. Atsushi Onita (Retains FMW Brass Knuckles)
Tiger Jeet Singh and Akitoshi Saito d. Tarzan Goto and Masashi Aoyagi
Umanosuke Ueda d. Hisakatsu Oya
Samson Fuyuki, Mr. Pogo, Yukihiro Kanemura d. Sabu, The Gladiator, Big Titan
Megumi Kudo and Mayumi Ozaki d. Bad Nurse Nakamura and Crusher Maedomari


W*NG May Tour #12 - Battle Sphere Tokyo
Giant Kimala d. Tarzan Goto (Retains W*NG World Heavyweight)
Mr. Pogo d. Akitoshi Saito
TNT d. Kintaro Kanemura
The Great Wojo d. Fantasma
Fishman, Mongolian Maule, Killer d. Iceman, Gypsy Joe, Tugboat Taylor


PWFG Fear 1991 - Shinjuku FACE
Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Yoji Anjo d. Salman Hashimikov and Dan Severn
Nobuhiko Takada d. Ryuma Go
Tatsutoshi Goto, Super Strong Machine, Victor Zangiev d. Yuki Ishikawa, Minoru Tanaka, Shoichi Funaki
Mark Starr d. Hiromitsu Kanehara
Daisuke Ikeda d. Glen Jacobs


UWA - Puebla
Villano IV d. Solar (Wins UWA World Lightweight)
Tinieblas d. Villano III (Wins WWF Lightheavyweight)
Negro Casas, Mil Mascaras, Blue Panther d. The Killer, Tinielblas Jr., Seminarista
Villano I and Villano V d. Negro Navarro and El Signo
Kahoz d. Super Astro (Retains UWA World Jr Light Heavyweight)
Transformer d. Babe Face (Retains UWA World Welterweight)
Miss Janeth d. Zuleyma (Retains UWA World Womens)
Martha Villalobos d. Marcela
Fishman and Rambo d. Kokina Maximus and Samoan Savage


WWA Mexico Consiga En Anillo 1 - Arena Lopez Mateos
Jaque Mate d. Mil Mascaras (Retains WWA World Light Heavyweight)
Gran Hamada d. Negro Casa in a Steel Cage Match (Retains World Junior Light Heavyweight)
Villano I, Villano IV, Volador d. Villano V, Fishman, Brazo de Plata
Rey Misterio Sr., Mondo Guerrero, Super Astro d. El Mercenarios (Wins WWA World Trios)
Babe Face and Negro Navarro d. Ultraman 2000 and Colibri



England:

BWF May Tour Day #8 - Oakengates Theatre
Kendo Nagasaki and Marty Jones d. Giant Haystacks and Steven Regal
Tony St. Clair d. Sid Cooper
Les Thornton and Brian Maxine d. Johnny Saint and Ben McCoy
Tiger Dalbir Singh d. Skull Murphy
Doc Dean and Dave Finlay d. Davey Boy Collins and Johnny Smith
Chris Curtis d. Richie Brooks

JPUK Proving Grounds - London
Big Daddy d. Alan Kilby
Steve Grey, Johnny Angelm Ian McGregor d. Dave Duran, Ricky Knight, Butcher Bond
Crusher Mason and Karl McGrath d. Steve Prince and Eddie Riley
Johnny Kidd and Pete Collins d. Dave Adams and Keith Myatt
Karl Krammer d. Barry Douglas


PPIUK Hunting Season - Andover Leisure Centre
Brian Maxine d. Lee Bronson (Retains PPUK World Heavyweight)
Kashmir Singh, Marty Jones, Ian McGregor d. Ricky Knight, Sid Cooper, Jon Ritchie
Johnny Saint and Jackie Pallo Jr. d. Steve Casey and Mal Sanders
Chris Curtis d. Bearcat Brody
Ben McCoy d. Andre Baker
Karl McGrath d. Johnny South
Johnny Kidd d. Steve Grey (Retains PPUK Arena)
Adrian Finch and Karl Krammer d. Barry Douglas and Eddie Riley (Wins PPUK National Tag)


ASW Into The Void - Wolverhampton
Alan Kilby d. Chic Cullen
Blondie Barratt d. Robbie Brookside by DQ
Karl Krammer, Butcher Bond, David Taylor d. Eddie Riley, Steve Morocco, Lee Bronson
Crusher Mason d. Stve Prince
Owen Hart d. Andre Baker



Germany:

CWA Sun Never Sweats 1991 - Rotterdam Arena
Bull Power d. Rambo (Retains CWA World Heavyweight)
Love Machine, David Taylor, Colonel Brody d. Mal Sanders, Steve Wright, Brusier Mastino
Larry Cameron and Ulf Herman d. Franz Schumann and Mile Zrno
Johnny Angel d. Gearge Takano
Dynamite Smith d. Tony Halme (Retains CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight)
Barbarian and Primo Carnera d. Al Green and Mad Bull Buster by DQ
Barry Horowitz and Jason Cross d. Keith Myatt and Kurrgan



Norman The Lunatic: Making WCW His Asylum



Often considered an afterthought and a joke, Norman The Lunatic hasn't been joking around in 1991. The lovable Norman, who broke away from the evil clutches of Theodore R. Long and Woman shortly after his debut in WCW, he has been making steady progress moving up the ladder.

In 1991 alone, Norman has wrestled in 53 matches, and has won 40 of them, making him one of the most successful wrestlers in WCW this year. He was making his way up the rankings, and when The Z-Man had to give up the TV Title due to injury, many expected Big Norm to be in line for a shot at the vacated title. Those expectations were met when he squared off against El Gigante in a battle of WCW's biggest stars. However, Norman came out on the losing end of the match, one of his few losses in 1991.

Undeterred, Norman has been making waves in the company by starting a feud with "The Natureboy" Ric Flair, and although Flair has been coming out on top in these matches so far, Norman has been having the best matches of his career.

After starting the year with a string of successful single matches against the likes of Michael Wallstreet, Diamond Dallas Page, and Kevin Sullivan, Norman has seemed to find a friend in Owen Hart. Together they have began to team recently, picking up some impressive wins over The Master Blasters and Doom.

Don't take Norman lightly, because if you do, the once escaped mental patient will make you pay.



Next Issue:

The Steiner Brothers: All American Jerks
Mr Perfect: Perfectly Humble
Steve Doll: It's Only A Matter Of Time
Promotional Analysis
News And Notes
Arena Reports
__________________
PSN: JasonForTheWin

Currently Playing:
Madden 19 -
NBA 2K18 - May The (Pittsburgh) Force Be With You
NHL 18
JasonForTheWin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisements - Register to remove
Old 02-04-2021, 05:27 PM   #6
Rookie
 
JasonForTheWin's Arena
 
OVR: 0
Join Date: Aug 2018
Re: PWI The Magazine

PWI The Magazine: July 1991 Edition



Contents:

The Steiner Brothers: All American Jerks
Mr. Perfect: Perfectly Humble
Steve Doll: It's A Matter Of Time
News And Notes
Promotional Analysis
Arena Reports





News And Notes


- In a shocking turn of events, "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair walked away from WCW and quickly signed a deal with the WWF.

- WWF chose not to renew the contract of Sgt. Slaughter, and now he is considered a free agent.

- PNW have hired Ole Anderson to help steer the ship in the wake of the untimely death of Don Owen. Anderson was busy hiring a ton of new talent to the promotion. Those that will be debuting for PNW in the near future are Maxx Payne, David Sammartino, Rip Oliver, Tugboat Taylor, Jack Victory, Brian Adias, Paul Diamond, Joey Maggs, Blackjack Mulligan, and Bullet Bob Armstrong.

- Numerous wrestlers announced their retirement from professional wrestling. Lou Thesz, Bill Mercer, Mick McManus, Gene Kiniski, Ray Stevens, Buddy Rogers, and Lance Russell have all decided to call it a career.

- Keji Mutoh, better known to American fans as The Great Muta suffered a C4 Spinal Cord Compression after being accidentally dropped on his head by Animal Hamaguchi and will be out of action for the next year.

- The current LMLW Florida Champion Candi Devine will be out of action for the next 3-6 months after tearing her PCL in a match with Misty Blue.

- AJW star Etsuko Mita announced that she is pregnant.

- Facing financial hardship, Japanese promotion FMW have closed down their Dojo and are looking at other areas in which to cut costs.




The Steiner Brothers: All American Jerks



Scott Steiner and "The Dog Face Gremlin" Rick Steiner, the brother team known as The Steiner Brothers are jerks. How else do you explain their recent actions?? After not being seen since the latter part of March, the team returned in May during World Championship Wrestling, attacking Sting, their former friend.

The former NWA World Tag Team Champions and former NWA US Tag Team Champions, had long been considered one of the the companies top fan favorite tag teams. That's why it shocked the fans when they showed up during a segment where Lex Luger and Harley Race were beating down Sting, the current WCW World Heavyweight Champion.

It looked like The Steiners were going to even the odds, and help their friend, however they joined with Luger and Race and began to beat down the champion. Scott Steiner delivered his patented Frankensteiner, while Rick delivered a crushing Bulldog From The Top Rope.

"Don't be stupid, Stupid!!! Sting ain't our friend!!" Scott told our reporters.

"Yeah, he is a scum sucking frog!!" Rick Steiner added,

"Lex Luger is right!! Sting will only help you as long as you help him!!" Scott said.

"Where was he while we were gone?? When did he call us to see what was going on or how he could help?? He didn't!!" Rick said.

"Lex Luger did. Harley Race did!! Not that blonde haired bimbo!!" Scott said.

The Steiner Brothers now are looking to get back into the title picture, and with Lex Luger and Harley Race in tow, it could only be a matter of time before they have gold around their waists.

While Lex Luger refused to interviewed for this piece, Harley Race did offer these words.

"Lex Luger, Harley Race, Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner. This is a collection of excellence. The Four Horsemen are dead. Luger-Race-The Steiners, that will be the force of the 90's and into the millennium. Think about it. Luger as World Champion and The Steiner Brothers as Tag Champions. We are going to rule the WCW and the wrestling world."




Steve Doll: It's Only A Matter Of Time



Steve Doll is not a name that many wrestling fans know, but it's time that they should get to know one of the hottest prospects on the wrestling scene. If you are a fan of the PNW up in the Northwest, you surely know the name. Doll is the current NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Champion, holding the title since November 1990. During that time he has had successful defenses against the likes of Bart Sawyer, The Grappler, CW Bergstrom, and Mike Miller.

Doll is also the ECWA Heavyweight Champion. He has held the belt since January of this year when he defeated Frankie Lancaster for the title. During that span he has had defenses against Lancaster, Shinobi, and Rugged Ronnie Garvin.

While Doll has been having success as a singles competitor, it was in the tag ranks where he has had the most success. Since November of 1987, he is a nine time NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Champion. As part of The Southern Rockers with Scott Peterson, they won the tag titles six times. When Peterson stepped away from the wrestling ring, he was replaced with Rex King. The Doll-King version of The Southern Rockers had more mainstream exposure, winning the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Titles two times. They also are 3-time USWA World Tag Team Champions.

When Rex King started going overseas and working with All Japan, Doll was left to concentrate on his career as a singles wrestler.

Now, Doll is considered one of the hottest prospects in America, and it will only be a matter of time before the biggest companies in America start calling.

"I love the camaraderie that comes with being in a tag team, but this is a new decade. The 90's will be the decade of Steve Doll." Doll told our reporters.

"My prediction for the next decade is that Steve Doll will be a huge name in this industry." PNW Ambassador Ole Anderson said.




Promotional Analysis:



WWF:

- After debuting with the company, Ric Flair has been engaged in a feud with Bret "The Hitman" Hart.
- Sgt. Slaughter has left the company, after not coming to terms with a new deal.
- Brian Knobbs and The Texas Tornado have both agreed to extensions.
- Boris Zhukov has left the company.
- After teasing a reunion all the way back at this years Royal Rumble, The Mega Powers have reunited, as Randy Savage came to the aid of Hulk Hogan as Hogan was getting beaten down by The Big Bossman and Earthquake. This would lead to a match on Superstars, where The Mega Powers defeated Bossman and Earthquake in a Steel Cage Match.
- The Ultimate Warrior defeated a soon to be departing Sgt. Slaughter to defend the WWF Heavyweight Championship.
- Jake "The Snake" Roberts defeated Earthquake on an episodes of Superstars to successfully defend the WWF Intercontinental Championship.
- The Legion Of Doom defended the WWF Tag Team Titles in a match against The Texas Tornado and Nikolai Volkoff.

- Top 5:
1. The Ultimate Warrior - WWF Heavyweight Champion (LR:1)
2. Jake "The Snake" Roberts - WWF Intercontinental Champion (LR:2)
3. Hulk Hogan (LR: 3)
4. Randy Savage (LR: 5)
5. Ted Dibiase (LR: 4)


WCW

- Still reeling from the loss of Ric Flair, company officials were quick to work out extensions for El Gigante, Diamond Dallas Page, and referee Nick Patrick.

- Only one title was defended during the month of June. WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader defeated Lex Luger in a Cage Match in what was a rematch from their match at Superbrawl I.

- Top 5:
1. Sting - WCW World Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Big Van Vader - WCW US Heavyweight Champion (LR: 2)
3. Lex Luger (LR: NR)
4. Stan Hansen (LR: 4)
5. El Gigante - WCW Television Champion (LR: 5)



NJPW

- Shiro Koshinaka defended to IWGP World Heavyweight Title against Antonio Inoki at Last Final Attack 1991.

- Koji Kanemoto successfully defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title twice during the month of June. He defeated El Samurai on the eighth day of the tour, and then defeated Dos Caras at Last Final Attack 1991.

- Top 5:
1. Shiro Koshinaka - IWGP World Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Koji Kanemote - IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion (LR: 2)
3. Antonio Inoki (LR: NR)
4. Tatsumi Fujinami (LR: 4)
5. Jushin Thunder Liger (LR: 3)


AJPW

- Stan Hansen defended the AJPW Triple Crown Title three times during June. He defeated Mitsuhara Misawa in an absolute classic at History Remembers Brave 1991. Many are calling it the match of the century. Hansen then defended the title against Abdullah The Butcher and Rusher Kimura during the June tour.

- The Miracle Violence Connection defended the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles at History Remembers Brave 1991 against the team of Giant Baba and Rusher Kimura.

- The Fantastics defended the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles against Billy Black and Joel Deaton during the June tour.

- Tsuyoshi Kikuchi defended the AJPW TV title against Dan Spivey at Histroy Remembers Brave 1991.

Top 5:
1. Stan Hansen - AJPW Triple Crown Champion (LR: 1)
2. Mitsuhara Misawa (LR: 2)
3. Jumbo Tsuruta (LR: 3)
4. Andre The Giant (LR: NR)
5. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi - AJPW Television Champion (LR: 5)



UWF

- Cowboy Bob Orton Jr. defeated UWF American Champion Mondo Guerrero, however he won by DQ, so Guerrero remains the champion.

- UWF Sportschannel Television Champion Billy Jack Haynes defeated Tully Blanchard.

- UWF World Tag Champions Buddy Rose and CoL. DeBeers defeated SD Jones and The Black Knight in a rematch from May.

- Top 5:
1. Mondo Guerrero - UWF American Champion (LR: 1)
2. Billy Jack Haynes - UWF Sportschannel Television Champion (LR: 2)
3. Cowboy Bob Orton Jr. (LR: NR)
4. Bam Bam Bigelow (LR: 5)
5. Greg Valentine (LR: NR)

USWA

- Terry Funk successfully defended the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship against Dick Murdoch.

- Irwin R. Schyster defended the USWA Southern Heavyweight Championship in a rematch against Danny Davis.

- Top 5:
1. Terry Funk - USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Irwin R. Schyster - USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (LR: 2)
3. Jerry Lawler (LR: NR)
4. Bam Bam Bigelow (LR: NR)
5. Monndog Spot (LR: NR)






Arena Reports


WWF Superstars - Madison Square Garden
The Ultimate Warrior and Ted Dibiase d. The Undertaker and Ric Flair
Jake Roberts d. Earthquake in a Steel Cage Match (Retains WWF Intercontinental)
The Legion Of Doom d. The Texas Tornado and Nikolai Volkoff (Retains WWF World Tag)
Jim Neidhart, Jimmy Snuka, Koko B. Ware d. Dino Bravo and Demolition
The Warlord and Tanaka d. The British Bulldog anf Tugboat


WCW World Championship Wrestling - Taylor Arena
Big Van Vader d. Lex Luger in a Steel Cage Match (Retains WCW US Heavyweight)
Barry Windham and Ricky Morton d. Kevin Sullivan and El Gigante
Tommy Rich d. Terry Taylor
Stan Hansen d. Motor City Madman
The Juicer d. Norman The Lunatic by DQ
Bobby Eaton, Buddy Landel, Rip Rogers d. Robert Gibson and The Young Pistols
Diamond Dallas Page d. Osamu Nishimura
Dustin Rhodes and Ranger Ross d. Doom
Big Cat d. Pez Whatley


UWF Fury Hour (Taping #2) - Phoenix, AZ
Billy Jack Haynes d. Tully Blanchard (Retains UWF Sportschannel Television)
Honky Tonk Man and Rip Oliver d. Kevin Von Erich and Hector Guerrero
Dick Murdoch and Ivan Koloff d. Wild Samoan Afa and Joshua Ben-Gurion
The Black Knight, Brian Blair, Iceman King Parsons d. Don Muraco, Jesse Barr, Steve Regal
Bill Irwin d. Barry O
Sunny Beach and Steve Ray d. Larry Power and David Power


LMLW Survive - Canton National Guard Armory
Luna Vachon d. Rockin' Robin (Retains LMLW World)
Debbie Combs d. Misty Blue
Penelope Paradise d. Taylor Made
Bambi d. Amy Lee by DQ
Malia Hosaka d. Harley Saito


USWA CHampionship Wrestling (Taping #1) - Manatee Civic Center
Terry Funk and Steve Keirn d. Larry Zbyszko and Dick Murdoch
Jimmy Valiant, Sid Vicious, Rick Rude d. The Colorado Kid, Black Magic, Bart Sawyer
Jerry Lawler d. Jamie Dundee
Rock 'n' Roll RPMs d. Stan Lee and Eddie Golden
John Tatum and Dirty White Boy d. Jeff Jarrett and The Italian Stallion by DQ


LPWA Ladoes Championship Wrestling (Taping #1) - Wayne Ford Civic League
Judy Martin and Susan Green d. Rockin' Robin and Leilani Kai
Susan Sexton d. Denise Storm
Bad Girl d. Candi Devine
Magnificient Mimi d. Bambi
Nasty Kat and Nasty Linda d. Terri Powers and Allison Royal
Tina Moretti d. Malia Hosaka


TWF Supercard - Groovy Mule
Jerry Lawler d. Terry Gordy (Retains TWF Texas Heavyweight)
Chris Adams d. Angel Of Death
Kevin Von Erich, Iceman King Parsons, Action Jackson d. Manny Fernandez, One Man Gang, Doink The Clown
Brian Adias d. Al Perez
Abdullah The Butcher d. Rod Price by DQ
Al Madril d. Ricky Vaughn
Bill Irwin d. Stevie Ray
Fatu d. Billy Joe Travis
Steve Austin d. Scotty The Body


PNW Extreme Warfare - Montana
Steve Doll d. Mike Miller (Retains NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight)
CW Bergstrom d. Billy Jack Haynes
Al Madril and Jesse Barr d. Blackjack Mulligan and Jack Snuka (Retains NWA Pacific Morthwest Tag)
Sting, The Bullet, Bart Sawyer d. Paul Diamond, Scott Norton, John Rambo
Abbuda Dein d. Brian Adias (Retains NWA Pacific Northwest Television)
The Grappler d. Scotty The Body
Steve Simpson and DJ Peterson d. Rex King and Barry O
Joey Maggs d. Brad Anderson
Ray Gonzlez d. Madd Maxx
Val Puccio d. Black Assassin
Morgus The Maniac and Jerry Grey d. Bart Batten and David Walby
Neil Superior d. Axl Rotten


WCWP Insurgency I - Wayne Ford Civic League
Mike Antony d. Kokina Maximus
Chris Adams, Shinobi, Maxx Payne d. Bill Irwin, Golden Bear, Bob Orton Jr.
Brad Rheingans d. Hurricane Smith
Charlie Norris d. Ripper Manson (Retains WCWP Heavyweight)
Top Guns d. Pez Whatley and Wayne Bloom (Retains WCWP Tag)
Susan Green d. Sindy Paradise (Retains WCWP Ladies)


ECWA East Coast Wrestling Association - Caesar Rodney High School
Steve Doll d. Shinobi (Retains ECWA Heavyweight)
Ice Train d. Cheetah Master (Retains ECWA Mid Atlantic)
Nord The Barbarian and David Isley d. Ron Garvin and Lance Diamond
Frankie Lancaster d. Boogie Woogie Brown
Mean Mike d. Curtis Thompson


SAPW Your Time Has Come - Chesapeake, VA
Vince Torelli d. Manny Fernandez (Wins SAPW United States)
Wahoo McDaniel and Samurai Warrior d. Brian Blair and Ivan Koloff
Big John Studd d. Bobby Fulton
Jimmy Valiant and The Grappler d. Paul Jones and Bad Crew #2
The Black Phantom d. Baron Samedi
Hollywood Bob Holly d. War Eagle Chris Chavis
Gorgeous George III d. Firebreaker Chip
Tex Slazenger d. Helmut Hessler


IWCCW Uprising 1991 - MA Hyannis Y & CC Rink One
Honky Tonk Man and Pete Doherty d. Rochester Roadblock and Vic Steamboat in a Cage Match
King Kong Budy d. Joe Savoldi
Tony Rumble d. Zap
The Tazmaniac d. GQ Stratus
Henchman d. TD Madison


TWA Goin' Crazy - Original Sports Bar
Kevin Sullivan and Agent Storm d. The Fantastics (Wins TWA Tag)
Abdullah The Butcher d. King Kaluha by DQ
Rocky Johnson and Don Muraco d. Mafioso Mastino and Pete Doherty
Nikolai Volkoff d. Dr. Tom Prichard
Eddie Gilbert d. Larry Sharpe
Jason Knight d. Bobo Brazil Jr.
Billy Black d. Joey Maggs
Bad Crew #1 d. Skull von Crush
Shane Douglas and JT Smith d. Samurai Warrior and Johnny Hotbody
The Cheetah Kid d. Chris Candido
Sonny Rogers and Bruno Sassi d. Hack Myers and The Tazmaniac


ACW Maximum Showdown - Caesar Rodney High School
Brad Armstrong d. Rip Rogers
Bad Crew #1 and Nelson Royal d. Doug Somers and LA Stephens
Joe Cruz d. Ron Bass
Samu d. Tommy Angel
Sam Houston d. Rikki Nelson
Nailz d. Sonny Rogers


MEWF Hot Time - Caesar Rodney High School
Tracy Smothers d. Joe Cruz
Don Kernodle d. Rikki Nelson (Retains MEWF Mid-Atlantic)
Mike Rotundo d. Frankie Lancaster
Nelson Royal d. Gorgeous George III
Nailz d. Bobby Blaze


WWA-NJ Muscle Bomb I - Original Sports Bar
Mr. Sandman and Pete Doherty d. Larry Sharpe and Larry Winters
Jason Knight d. Spider (Retains WWA Junior Heavyweight)
JT Smith d. Charles Warrington
Billy Black d. Johnny Rotten
Chris Candido and Bobo Brazol Jr. d. Skull von Crush and Tony Stetson by DQ


PWF No Remorse I - Canton National Guard Armory
John Tatum d. Tim Horner (Retains PWF Florida)
Steve Keirn d. Jimmy Backlund (Wins PWF Light Heavyweight)
Dick Slater d. Lou Perez
Austin Idol and Tommy Lane d. Bugsy McGraw and King Cobra (Retains PWF Florida Tag)
Brian Blair d. The Master Blaster
Bobby Blaze and Denny Brown d. Ron Slinker and Chris Champion
Mark Starr d. The Terminator


SSW New Horizon - Canton National Guard Armory
One Man Gang d. Tim Horner in a Strap Match (Retains SSW Heavyweight)
Dr. Tom Prichard and Robert Fuller d. The Colorado Kid and Danny Davis by Countout
GQ Stratus, Joel Deaton, Beau James d. Ice Train, Dark Patriot, Stan Lee


IWF Crash Landing - Canton National Guard Armory
Greg Valentine d. Robert Fuller
Blackjack Mulligan and Hector Guerrero d. Don Kernodle and Buddy Landel by DQ
Joel Deaton d. Jimmy Golden
Jeff Jarrett and Mondo Kleen d. Rob Van Dam and Chris Champion
Kip Winchester and Brett Colt d. Bart Batten and Mike Moore (Retains IWF Tag)


AllStar All-Star Wrestling - Fall River PAL
Kevin Sullivan d. Ricky Morton
Tiny Lister d. Mike Enos
Wendi Richter d. Susan Sexton
Tommy Rich d. Bruce Hart
Bad Crew #2 d. Jason Knight
Bruno Sassi d. Fury


ICWA Between Dark And Dawn - Canton National Guard Armory
Dick Slater d. Rob Van Dam (Retains ICWA Heavyweight)
Rocky Johnson and Nightmare Freddy d. Tracy Smothers and Dennis Condrey (Retains ICWA Tag)
Jimmy Backlund d. Rocky King (Retains ICWA Light Heavyweight)
Steve Doll and Jeff Jarrett d. Ron Slinker and Adrian Street by Countout
Dirty White Boy d. Crash The Terminator
Bugsy McGraw d. Tex Slazenger
The Master Blaster d. Hurricane Walker


ASCW Mass Slaughter - Wayne Ford Civic League
Mike Antony d. Buddy Rose
Big Scott Hall d. Ripper Manson
Jules Strongbow and SD Jones d. Austin Idol and Wayne Bloom
Dirty White Boy d. Jose Luis Rivera
Brian Costello d. Sunny Beach
Ron Bass d. Larry Power




Puerto Rico:

WWC Shining Glory 1991 - Mario Morales Coliseum
Tito Santana d. Action Jackson (Retains WWC Universal Heavyweight)
Zeus d. El Bronco #1 in a Cage Match (Retains WWC Caribbean Heavyweight)
Ron Garvin, Carlos Colon, Invader #1 d. Paul Orndorff, Chicky Starr, Ron Starr
Ray Gonzales d. Dutch Mantell (Retains WWC Television)
Eddie Gilbert and Gran Mendoza d. The Samoan Swat Team (Wins WWC World Tag)
La Tigresa d. Susan Sexton
Wendy Richter d. Denise Storm
Fidel Sierra d. Sweet Brown Sugar
Psycho d. Killer



Canada:

WFWA Main Event Wrestling (Taping #3) - Calgary
Rick Marel and Gerry Morrow d. Mass Slaughter
Bad News Allen d. Beef Wellington
Baron von Raschke and Ed Moretti d. The Sledge Hammer and Demolition Hux
Kerry Brown d. Ken Patera
Gary Albright and Gene Swan d. Chi Chi Cruz and Shane Sewell


CNWA Psycho Circus - Bowness Sportsplex Alberta
Gama Singh d. Gerry Morrow (Retains CNWA National)
Bob Brown and Ben Bassarab d. Black Dragon and Lance Storm
Jason Anderson d. Big Titan
Les Thornton d. Buddy Hart
Demoltion Hux d. Frank Blues
Carl Oullet d. Chi Chi Cruz
Gary Albright d. Black Abyss
Fred Della Serra d. Bobby Clancy
Demolition Blast d. Jason Helton


AGPW Trompe Le Monde 1991 - Exhibition Park
Nitron and Frank Blues d. Leo Burke and Bill Kazmaier (Retains AGPW North American Tag)
The Great Gama and Billy Jack Strong d. Jimmy Garvin and Ron Starr
Don Callis d. Dutch Mantell
Demolition Blast d. EZ Ryder
Carl Ouellet d. Jason Helton




Japan:


NJPW Last Final Attack 1991 - Kobe World Hall Kansai
Shiro Koshinaka d. Antonio Inoki (Retains IWGP World Heavyweight)
Tatsumi Fujinami d. Big Van Vader
Yoshiaki Yatsu, Riki Choshu, Hercules Hernandez d. Osamu Kido, Hiroshi Hase, Shinya Hashimoto
Koji Kanemoto d. Dos Caras (Retains IWGP Junior Heavyweight)
Jushin Thunder Liger d. Black Wazuma
El Samurai d. Hiro Saito
Kengo Kimura d. Tatsutoshi Goto
Black Cat d. Yoshihiro Asai
Wellington Wilkins Jr., Satanico, Mark Rocco d. Kazuo Yamazaki, Wild Pegasus, Gran Apache
Super Strong Machine d. Kensuke Sasaki
Norio Honaga and Stan Lane d. Super Delfin and Biff Wellington


AJPW History Remembers Brave 1991 - Sendai Tohoku
Stan Hansen d. Mitsuhara Misawa (Retains AJPW Triple Crown)
Miracle Violence Connection d. Giant Baba amd Rusher Kimura (Retains AJPW Unified World Tag)
Jumbo Tsuruta d. Masanobu Fuchi
Abdullah The Butcher d. Johnny Ace
Andre The Giant, Dynamite Kid, Johnny Smith d. Yoshinari Ogawa and The Malenko Brothers
Tsuyoshi Kikuchi d. Dan Spivey (Retains AJPW Television)
The Destroyer d. Giant Kimala
Jim Brunzell and The Funks d. Mighty Inoue, Fire Cat, Rex King
Kenta Kobashi d. Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
Jackie Fulton d. Lt. James Earl Wright
Haruka Eigen d. Pete Roberts
Abbuda Dein and Al Perez d. Sunny Beach and Frankie Favorite


AJW Golden War Of Eternity 1991 - Chiba Bridge Arena
Aja Kong d. Manami Toyota (Retains WWWA World)
Akira Hokuto d. Jaguar Yokota (Retains AJW Junior)
Mayumi Ozaki d. Shinobu Kandori (Retains AJW Singles)
Bison Kimura and Toshiyo Yamada d. Takako Inoue and Etsuko Mita)
Cooga, Reggie Bennett, Mariko Yoshida d. Sakie Hasegawa, Cutie Suzuki, Tomoko Watanabe
Kumiko Maekawa d. Kaoru Ito


FMW Arena Show - Shinjuku FACE
Atsushi Onita and Masashi Aoyagi d. Tiger Jeet Singh and Mitsuhiro Matsunaga
The Sheik d. Big Titan in a First Blood Match (Retains FMW Brass Knuckles)
Sabu d. Samson Fuyuki
Akitoshi Saito, Mr. Pogo, and Umanosuke Ueda d. The Gladiator, Hisakatsu Oya and Ricky Fuji
Goro Tsurumi d. Dr. Luther


UWFi Bushido 6 - Hiroshima
Salman Hashimikov d. Victor Zangiev (Retains Pro-Wrestling World Heavyweight)
Nobuhiko Takada d. Koji Kitao
Bob Backlund and Gary Albright d. Bad News Allen and Billy Robinson
Masashi Aoyagi d. Samson Fuyuki
Dan Severn and Ryogaku Wada d. Shunji Takano and Tatsutoshi Goto
Koki Kitahara d, Masahito Kakihara
Tatsuo Nakano d. Hiromitsu Kanehara


SWS No More Mr. Nice Guy 1991 - Kawasaki
Genichiro Tenryu d. The Great Kabuki in an I Quit Match
Ashura Hara and Nobuhiko Takada d. Johnny Ace and Ichimasa Wakamatsu
Great Sasuke, Tiger Mask III, Dan Kroffat d. Koji Kitao and The Takano Brothers
Dory Funk Jr. d. Don Arakawa
Isai Takagi d. Hisakatsu Oya
Killer Tim Brooks d. Tatsumi Kitahara
Goro Tsurumi d. Giant Goliath

W*NG Wave Rising Formation 1991 - Shinjuku FACE
Giant Kimala d. Mr. Pogo (Retains W*NG World Heavyweight)
Tarzan Goto d. Akitoshi Saito
Tugboat Taylor d. Kintaro Kanemura (Retains W*NG Top Contender)
The Great Wojo d. Fantasma
TNT d. Gypsy Joe


PWFG STRIKE 1991 - Shinjuku FACE
Nobuhiko Takada d. Salman Hashimikov
Dan Severn d. Tatsutoshi Goto (Wins PWFG Openweight)
Victor Zangiev d. Ryuma Go
Hiromitsu Kanehara, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Yuki Ishikawa d. Super Strong Machine, Mark Starr, Daisuke Ikeda
Tatsuo Nakano d. Glen Jacobs


ULL June Tour Day #4 - Battle Sphere Tokyo
Too Cold Scorpio d. Jerry Lynn
Gran Hamada and Masa Michinoku d. Norio Honaga and Minoru Tanaka
The Lightning Kid and Bestia Salvaje d. Piloto Suicida and Masao Orihara
Shoichi Funaki d. Gantetsu Sakigake



Mexico:


CMLL Sin Limite de Tiempo - Arena Coliseo Monterrey
Blue Demon Jr. and Atlantis d. Konnan and El Dandy
Perro Aguayo and Jerry Estrada d. Lizmark and Mascara Ano 2000 (Retains CMLL World Tag)
El Canek, Kung Fu, Arkangel de la Muerte d. Rayo De Jalisco Jr., Felino, Mocho Cota
Vampiro Casanova and Tony Arce d. Iniverso 2000 and Vulcano
La Monstra and Xochitl Hamada d. KAORU and Bull Nakano
Lolo Gonzalez d. Cynthia Moreno
Mima Shimoda d. Sirenita
Pirata Morgan d. Mascara Sagrada
Panthro d. Kamala


UWA - Mexico City
Mil Mascaras d. El Brazo
Negro Casas d. Blue Panther (Retains UWA World Lightweight)
Villano I, Villano IV, Villano V d. The Killer, Volador, Negro Navarro
Transformer d. Babe Face (Retains UWA World Welterweight)
El Signo d. Fishman
Tortuguillo Karateka I d. Enrique Vera
Martha Villalobos d. Zuleyma
Miss Janeth d. Marcela (Retains UWA World Womens)
Kokina Maximus d. Fantasma
Black Man d. Pimpinela Escarlata
May Flowers and Pegasus Kid d. Shu El Guerrero and Tigre Canadiense
Fatu d. Jado


WWA Mexico Juventud Ida Salvaje - Arena Lopez Mateos
Villano I d. Rey Misterio Sr. (Retains WWA World Heavyweight)
Mil Mascaras d. Gran Hamada (Wins World Junior Light Heavyweight)
Jaque Mate d. Mercenario III (Retains WWA World Light Heavyweight)
Villano IV, Super Astro, Mondo Guerrero d. Negro Navarro, Negro Casas, Brazo de Plata
Volador and Fishman d. Villano V and El Sanguinario
El Mercenarios d. Colibri and Ultraman 2000



BWF June Tour Day #5 - Oakengates Theatre
Tony St. Clair and Marty Jones d. Sid Cooper and Tiger Dalbir Singh
Kendo Nagasaki d. Steven Regal
Giant Haystacks d. Les Thornton
Brian Maxine d. Danny Boy Collins
Ben McCoy and Skull Murphy d. Jackie Pallo Jr. and Chris Curtis
Tom Tyrone and Doc Dean d. Richie Brooks and Johnny South


JPUK Vital Signs - Bristol
Marty Jones and Big Daddy d. Greg Valentine and Alan Kilby
Sid Cooper d. Ian McGregor
Mal Sanders d. Eddie Riley
Steve Grey d. Johnny Kidd
Dave Duran d. Dave Adams
Steve Casey, Robbie Brookside, Doc Dean d. Chris Curtis, Barry Douglas, Johnny Angel
Karl McGrath d. Steve Prince
Crusher Mason d. Keith Myatt


ASW Massacre - Wolverhampton
Steven Regal d. Tiger Dalbir Singh
Ben McCoy, Jonny Saint, Alan Kilby d. Chic Cullen, Robbie Brookside, Doc Dean
Les Thornton d. Giant Warrior
Butcher Bond and Owen Hart d. Eddie Riley and Lee Bronson by DQ
Dave Duran d. Johnny South
Skull Murphy d. Steve Morocco


PPUK Powerslave I - Andover Leisure Centre
Ian McGregor d. Jon Ritchie
Eddie Riley, Johnny Saint, Lee Bronson d. Steve Grey, Mal Sanders, Karl McGrath
Johnny Kidd d. Bearcat Brody (Retains PPUK Arena)
Adrian Finch and Karl Krammer d. Barry Douglas and Kashmir Singh (Retaisn PPUK National Tag)
Steve Casey d. Steve Lynskey



Germany:

CWA Mass Slaughter 1991 - Rotterdam Arena
Giant Haystacks, Bruiser Mastino, Rambo d. David Taylor, Ulf Herman, Bull Power
Slavatore Bellomo d. Mal Sanders in a Cage Match
Love Machine d. Steve Wright (Retains CWA World Middleweight)
Franz Schumann and Mile Zrno d. Larry Cameron and Keith Myatt (Retains CWA World Tag)
Tony St. Clair and Fit Finlay d. Dan Collins and Mad Bull Buster
Johnny Angel d. Barry Horowitz
Dynamite Smith d. Primo Carnera (Retains CWA intercontinental Heavyweight)
Al Green and Jason Cross d. Super Crazy and Kurrgan





Mr. Perfect: Perfectly Humble



After suffering a humilatiting loss to Jake Roberts at this years Wrestlemania, Mr. Perfect was at a crossroads in his career. Widely regarded as one of the best Intercontinental Champions in history, Perfect found himself without a title, and a manager that was upset at not getting a percentage of a champions paycheck.

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, the manager of Mr. Perfect, kept insulting his client every chance he got while he co-hosted WWF Superstars and WWF Challenge. It came to a head when Heenan was absent from Perfect's matches, while always showing up for matches featuring Haku and The Barbarian.

During an episode of The Brother Love Show where Heenan was a guest, Heenan kept insulting Perfect to the point that Perfect came down to get in Heenan's face. Eventually, Heenan would slap Perfect, to which point Perfect began to attack Heenan. This brought out Haku and The Barbarian, who would lay Perfect out. The following week, Perfect would defeat Haku, despite Heenan's interference during the match.

At the beginning of the month, Heenan would claim that he and Perfect had made ammends and he was going to show the world what a Perfect Champion would look like. During an episode of Superstars, Heenan shocked the world. He introduced his "Perfect Champion", and fans thought Mr. Perfect would be coming out, however it was "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair who would make his WWF debut,

Together with Heenan, Ric Flair has rocked the foundation of the WWF. Flair has said that his goal is to eventually become the WWF Heavyweight Champion, however his first goals are to rid the WWF of the one person who he says could match his technical expetise, Bret Hart.

Curt Hennig, the man behind Mr. Perfect, is a second generation star. His father is Larry "The Axe" Hennig. Mr. Perfect saw his chance to take Bret Hart, a fellow second generation star, under his wing and to humiliate Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.

"I was WWF Intercontinental Champion without Bobby Heenan. I did that with my own perfect abilities. Bobby Heenan is an poopotunist, and saw a paycheck with me. Heenan quite literally weasled his way into my good graces. I allowed him to be by a champions side. I allowed him to increase his bank account. Now, I am going to allow him to get a humiliated. A perfect humiliation,"





Next Issue:

The Mega-Powers Reunited!!!
Big Van Vader: Wrestling's Biggest Giant
Dr. Death Steve Williams and Terry Gordy: A Violent Connection
News And Notes
Promotional Analysis
Arena Reports
__________________
PSN: JasonForTheWin

Currently Playing:
Madden 19 -
NBA 2K18 - May The (Pittsburgh) Force Be With You
NHL 18
JasonForTheWin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2021, 04:29 PM   #7
Rookie
 
JasonForTheWin's Arena
 
OVR: 0
Join Date: Aug 2018
Re: PWI The Magazine

PWI The Magazine: August 1991 Edition



Contents:

The Mega-Powers Reunited!!!
Big Van Vader: Wrestling's Biggest Giant
Dr. Death and Bam Bam: A Violent Connection
News and Notes
Promotional Analysis
Arena Reports







News And Notes


- Former NWA World Women's Champion Debbie Combs has retired at the age of 42.

- On a recent episode of WCW Power Hour Pat Rose broke his neck in a match with The Italian Stallion. Rose will be out of action for the next year.

- Kat LeRoux who recently won the LMLW Tag Team Titles with Penelope Paradise, suffered a dislocated knee cap, and will be out of the ring for the next 3-6 months. LMLW officials have vacated the tag titles as a result.

- CMLL World Middleweight and 1/3 of the Mexican National Trios Champions Mocho Cota suffered a Spinal Cord Compression injury and will be out of action for the next year.

- AJW Junior Champion Akira Hokuto suffered a Fractured Calcneus in a match with Cutie Suzuki. The injury will keep Hokuto out of the ring for the next 3-6 months.

- AJW star Reggie Bennett will be out for the next year after suffering a C7 Cervical Spinal Cord Compression with Cutie Suzuki. After the match AJW officials and veterans have had a sit down discussion with Cutie Suzuki to talk to her about her recklessness as she has now put Bennett and Akira Hokuto on the shelf this month.

- Dan Spivey fractured his wrist during a recent AJPW show, and will be out of action for the next 3 months.





The Mega-Powers Reunited!!



The on again - off again friendship between Hulk Hogan and "The Macho Man" Randy Savage is officially back on. After teasing a possible reunion at this years Royal Rumble, the two men began a feud that culminated at a match at Wrestlemania 7. It was a match that has been lauded as the best match ever seen, and even better than the classic between Savage and Ricky Steamboat at Wrestlemania 3.

After a hard fought 25 minute match at Mania, both men hugged in the middle of the ring, in a sign of mutual respect.

"Let me tell you something, brother. Randy Savage is tough as nails. Even when we didn't see eye to eye, he always was on top of his game. He is a perfectionist, who strives to be great and everything. He doesn't even like to lose at Go Fish. I respect that." Hogan told our reporters.

"I thought the tide had turned at Wrestlemania, but Randy is his own guy. No one is going to tell him what to do or how to act. But, I would be lying if I told you that I thought Randy saw the light that night. It just a little time." Hogan continued.

Indeed, Savage would go on to wrestle for the WWF Heavyweight Championship in a losing effort to The Ultimate Warrior. And, while Hogan was busy with his feud with Sgt. Slaughter, Savage began a short lived friendship with The Undertaker. It would be a friendship that would be the catalyst for The Million Dollar Man changing his ways and dropping the moniker.

It was during a recent Superstars episode when Randy Savage would have a change of heart. As The Big Bossman and Earthquake were beating down Hogan, Savage made the save, and The Mega-Powers were officially reformed.

"The madness that runs through my veins just ran cold, dig it? Like Charles Dickens before me, I snapped back to when the Mega Powers were on top of the world. I had an epiphany. A ghost of wrestling past. I knew what I had to do. I had to go and make a statement, and that statement is that Randy Savage by himself is great. Hulk Hogan by himself is great. But, Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan together is legendary!! Oh, yeaahh!!" Randy Savage told us by phone.

It doesn't matter how or why, what matters is that the Mega-Power are back together. Reunited.






Dr. Death and Bam Bam Gordy: A Violent Connection



Dr. Death Steve Williams and Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy are perhaps the best tag team in the 90's, and they are making their case for being named the greatest tag team in the history of professional wrestling. While many fans associate them as The Miracle Violence Connection wrestling in Japan, they actually quietly formed in 1987 while working for Jim Crockett Promotions. When they formed, they didn't really like one another, but one thing stood out. They worked well together. They would wrestle the team of Dick Murdoch and Eddie Gilbert six times, winning all six matches in dominant fashion.

"We're just two big country boys. We locked horns early on, but just like brothers do, we found common ground." Terry Gordy told our reporters over the phone, while Gordy and Williams were oversees working for All Japan.

Terry Gordy knows a thing or three about making a team shine. As apart of the hated group The Fabulous Freebirds, the group found great success in Texas working in World Class where their feuds with the Von Erich family is legendary. Gordy, along with Michael PS Hayes and Buddy Roberts, would win the WCCW World Six Man titles a record breaking 5 times. Gordy would have a sixth reign with the belts with Iceman King Parson replacing Hayes.

Dr. Death Steve Williams also knows what makes a successful team function. Williams started every game at Right Guard for the Oklahoma Sooners in the 1982 season, and was a consensus All American while at Oklahoma. Upon entering the world of professional wrestling, Williams would form a team with Ted Dibiase in Mid South, and when Mid South was renamed as the UWF, Williams would win the companies World Championship in a match with Big Bubba Rogers (WWF's Big Bossman).

Soon, he would find his way to Jim Crockett Promotions, where he was a founding member of The Varsity Club (Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, and Rick Steiner). With Rotunda, he would win the NWA World Tag Team Championships against The Road Warriors. With Sullivan, he would win the NWA US Tag Team Championships in a match with The Fantastics at Starrcade 1988.

The team reunited in All Japan Pro Wrestling in 1990. The two quickly found success when they defeated Genichiro Tenryu and Stan Hansen to win the AJPW Unified Tag Team Championship on March 6, 1990. Williams and Gordy would make one successful title defense against Hansen and Dan Spivey before losing the titles to Jumbo Tsuruta and the Great Kabuki on July 19, 1990. In the fall of 1990, The Miracle Violence Connection entered the World's Strongest Tag Determination League and would win the tournament by finishing in first with 19 Points. By winning the tournament, they also won the vacated AJPW Unified Tag Team Championship.

Since then, The Miracle Violence Connection has tore through the tag team ranks in AJPW. They have had some extremely violent and bloody matches with Andre The Giant and The Dynamite Kid. They have also had a long running feud with Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat. Recently, they have begun a feud with Mighty Inoue and Mitsou Momota.

The team, who loves Japan and considers it home, has had some discussions with officials in WWF and WCW about bringing the team to America. During breaks from touring in Japan both Gordy and Williams have had matches in companies, but strictly as singles competitors.

"Listen, we are a team. Our legacy is important to us. We aren't just going to go to some gymnasium in America or anywhere else and wrestle as a team. I might by myself, or Terry might when he travels back to America. But, seeing us together is special." Dr. Death told us.

It will be interesting to see if another company, whether in America or possibly New Japan (All Japan's greatest rival), can pry the team away.





Promotional Analysis


WWF:

- Virgil left the company after not being offered a contract extension.

- Jake Roberts defended the WWF Intercontinental Championship in a brutal Dog Collar Match against The Big Bossman.

- The Legion Of Doom successfully defended the WWF Tag Team Titles in a match against Ricky Steamboat and Virgil.

- Top 5:
1. The Ultimate Warrior - WWF Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Jake "The Snake" Roberts - WWF Intercontinental Champion (LR: 2)
3. Hulk Hogan (LR: 3)
4. Ric Flair (LR: NR)
5. The Texas Tornado (LR: NR)




WCW:

- While Sting hasn't defended the WCW World Heavyweight Championship since Febuary, he did take on Lex Luger for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in a Dog Collar Match at The Great American Bash. Luger ended up winning the title after The Steiner Brothers came down and attacked Sting after the referee was knocked out of the match.

- Earlier in the month, Lex Luger tried to capture the WCW US heavyweight Title in a rematch with Big Van Vader, however Vader would win the match after the referee disqualified Luger after Harley Race attacked Vader. The WCW US Heavyweight Championship was also successfully defended when Vader defeated Diamond Dallas Page in the main event of World Championship Wrestling.

- The Lightning Express successfully defended the WCW World Tag Team Titles at The Great American Bash in a match with The Fabulous Freebirds.

- The WCW Television Championship was defended twice during the month of July. El Gigante retained in a Steel Cage Match against Ricky Morton at The Great American Bash, and he defeated Dustin Rhodes to retain the belt.

- The Young Pistols successfully defended the WCW US Tag Team Titles twice. First, they defeated The Skyscrapers and then at The Great American Bash, they defeated Doom.

- Top 5:
1. Lex Luger - NWA World Heavyweight Champion (LR: 3)
2. Sting - WCW World Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
3. Big Van Vader - WCW US heavyweight Champion (LR: 2)
4. Barry Windham - (LR: NR)
5. El Gigante - WCW Television Champion (LR: 5)


NJPW:

- After graduating the NJPW Dojo, and impressing head trainer Animal Hamaguchi, Satoshi Kojima signed a deal with the company.

- IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shiro Koshinaka defended the title twice in the month. He defeated Shinya Hashimoto during the tour, and then defeated Antonio Inoki at Front Of War Lines 1991.

- Koji Kanemoto defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship three times in July. He defeated El Samurai during the tour. He then defetaed Jushin Thunder Liger twice. He defeated him once during the tour, and then capped of the month by defeating Liger at Front Of War Lines 1991.

- Top 5:
1. Shiro Koshinaka - IWGP World Heavyweight (LR: 1)
2. Koji Kanemoto - IWGP Junior Heavyweight (LR: 2)
3. Riki Choshu (LR: NR)
4. Jushin Thunder Liger (LR: 5)
5. Shinya Hashimoto (LR: NR)



AJPW

- Stan Hansen defended the AJPW Triple Crown Title at Summer Action Series I in a match with Abdullah The Butcher.

- The AJPW Unified World Tag Team Champions, The Miracle Violence Connection, had a busy July as they defended the titles 4 times. They defeated the team of Mighty Inoue and Mitsuo Momota at Darkness Formation 1991 and then defeated the team again during the tour. The MVC also defeated the team of Andre The Giant and Dynamite Kid during the tour and then later defeated Giant Baba and Rusher Kimura on the last day of the July tour.

- The Fantastic successfully defended the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles three times in July. They defeated Giant Kimala and Jim Brunzell at Darkness Formation 1991. They then went on to defeat Billy Black and Joel Deaton during the tour. They completed the trifecta by defeating the Malenko Brothers at Summer Action Series I.

-Tsuyoshi Kikuchi defended his AJPW Television Title four times in July. He defeated Kenta Kobashi, Fire Cat, Johnny Ace, and Dan Spivey in a series of impressive matches.

- Top 5:
1. Stan Hansen - AJPW Triple Crown Champion (LR: 1)
2. Jumbo Tsuruta (LR: 3)
3. Andre The Giant (LR: 4)
4. Mitsuhara Misawa (LR: 2)
5. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi - AJPW Television Champion (LR: 5)


UWF:

- Don Muraco defeated Mondo Guerrero and won the UWF American Championship. Guerrero had held the title since April, when he defeated Bill Irwin for the belt.

- Billy Jack Haynes successfully defended the UWF Sportschannel Television Title when he defeated Dr. Death Steve Williams in a hard hitting encounter.

- Col. DeBeers and Buddy Rose, the UWF World Tag Team Champions, defended their titles in a match over Afa The Wild Samoan and Bad Crew #2.

- Top 5:
1. Don Muraco - UWF American Champion (LR: NR)
2. Billy Jack Haynes - UWF Sportschannel Champion (LR: 2)
3. Dick Murdoch (LR: NR)
4. Kevin Von Erich (LR: NR)
5. Bam Bam Bigelow (LR: 4)


USWA:

- Terry Funk defended the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title is a great match against Tully Blanchard.

- The USWA Southern Heavyweight Title continued to play hot potato, as Koko B. Ware defeated Irwin R. Schyster to win the belt. IRS, as he is known in USWA, had just won the belt back in June when he defeated Danny Davis.

- With Tony Falk injured, the USWA had to strip Falk and Chris Champion of the USWA World Tag Team Championships. After a brief tournament to crown the new champions, Unlimited Violence (Black Magic and Bart Sawyer) defeated the Rock N Roll RPMs to win the titles.

- Top 5:
1. Terry Funk - USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion (LR: 1)
2. Koko B. Ware - USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (LR: NR)
3. Tully Blanchard (LR: NR)
4. Brad Armstrong (LR: NR)
5. Jerry Lawler (LR: 3)







Big Van Vader: Wrestling's Biggest Giant



Standing 6'5 and weighing more than 450 pounds, Big Van Vader is a giant in the professional wrestling world. And, quite possibly the most dominating giant. After a stellar 4 year career at the University Of Colorado, Vader was a third round selection in the 1978 NFL Draft. Playing for the Los Angeles Rams, he was on the team that went to the Superbowl that year. However, his career has cut short after he ruptured his patella tendon.

Out of work, the big man knew he needed to make some money, but he wasn't interested in an office job. He soon made his way to the AWA and Verne Gagne helped to hone his skills.

"Verne's camp was no joke. I've been through some hellish two a days in football, but nothing compares to Verne's training camp." Vader told us.

In May 1986, White went to Europe to compete for Otto Wanz and his promotion, Catch Wrestling Association, touring Austria and Germany, using the name Bull Power. That summer, he took part in the three-day tournament for the Vienna Catch Cup, in Austria. He made it to the finals, before losing to Klaus Wallas. On March 22, 1987, he won his first championship, the CWA World Heavyweight Championship, defeating Otto Wanz in Denver, Colorado, ending Wanz's reign of nearly nine years in its only title change in the United States. He held onto the title for nearly four months, before losing to back to Wanz on July 11 in Graz, Austria.

In December 1987, he participated in his second tournament, the Bremen Catch Cup, in Germany. He defeated Rambo in the finals, to win his first tournament.

In 1989, Bull Power returned to the CWA, to challenge Otto Wanz for the CWA World Heavyweight Championship. On August 21 in Vienna, Austria, he defeated Wanz to win his second CWA World title. He held onto the title for a little over four months before losing it back to Wanz in Bremen, Germany, on December 22. A year later, Otto Wanz retired and the CWA World title was held up. Bull Power defeated Rambo to win the vacant title. It's a title that he still holds, defeating Rambo twice this year.

But, it's in Japan, where Vader has found his greatest success.

Although originally signed to All Japan Pro Wrestling, AJPW owner Giant Baba traded White's contract over to New Japan Pro-Wrestling in 1987. Upon joining NJPW, White was given the ring name Big Van Vader and began to wear a black wrestling mask. His new identity was based on a strong warrior of the same name from Japanese folklore. He was introduced as the crown jewel of the Takeshi Puroresu Gundan stable that was managed by Takeshi Kitano. Vader challenged Antonio Inoki, who had already defeated Riki Choshu, and defeated the worn-down Inoki. The pro-Inoki audience rioted, resulting in NJPW being banned from the Sumo Hall, its home arena. The ban remained in effect until 1989, when NJPW did their first show back in Sumo Hall on February 22.

After winning the final match of an eight-man tournament against Shinya Hashimoto at Battle Satellite in Tokyo Dome, Vader was declared the new IWGP Heavyweight Champion. He was the first gaijin (non-Japanese) wrestler to hold the title. On May 25, one month after being crowned champion, Vader lost the title to Russian suplex master Salman Hashimikov. Hashimikov dropped the title to Vader's old rival, Riki Choshu, on July 12. On August 10, Vader defeated Choshu to become a two-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion.

On February 10, 1990, Vader faced Stan Hansen at an AJPW versus NJPW supercard show called Super Fight in Tokyo Dome. In a match that has gone down in Japanese history, Hansen would poke Vader's eye out of the socket, Vader would finish the match after popping it back in place, showing just how tough he is.

Vader would debut in WCW at the 1990 Great American Bash, defeating Tom Zenk. In WCW he was being pushed as an ultra violent bad guy. Managed by Harley Race, Vader looked unstoppable. However, as 1991 began, Vader and Race began to have disagreements over Vader's career direction. Vader wanted to concentrate on his Japanese commitments to NJPW, where he was having classic matches with Tatsumi Fujinami. Race wanted Vader to concentrate on his WCW career.


After months of verbal abuse, the two had a match to determine the number one contender to the NWA World Championship held by Sting. Race would cheat his way to victory. After the match, Vader snapped and attacked his former manager to the delight of the fans.

"Harley Race did me a favor that night. You don't wake up a sleeping giant." Vader said.

Soon enough, a more determined Vader defeated Lex Luger and won the WCW US Heavyweight Championship. Now a fan favorite, Vader has formed an alliance as they feud with Lex Luger and The Steiner Brothers. Although Vader is being cheered by the American fans, when he takes the WCW US Heavyweight Championship back to Japan, he is still considered a evil foreigner.

Many consider Vader the greatest giant in wrestling, and even if he isn't the greatest, he surely is the hardest working giant going today.






Arena Reports

USA:

WWF Superstars - Les Murakami Stadium (Hawaii)
Hulk Hogan and Ted Dibiase d. Ric Flair and The Undertaker
The Legion Of Doom d. The Dragon and Virgil (Retains WWF World Tag Team)
Big Bossman and Demolition d. Jim Duggan and The Rockers by DQ
The Nasty Boys d. Jimmy Snuka and Koko B. Ware
The Warlord and Dino Bravo d. The Texas Tornado and The British Bulldog


WCW The Great American Bash - Jacksonville, FL
Lex Luger d. Sting in a Dog Collar Match (Wins NWA World Heavyweight)
Stan Hansen and Tommy Rich d. Harley Race and Kevin Sullivan
The Lightning Express d. The Fabulous Freebirds (Retains WCW World Tag)
El Gigante d. Ricky Morton in a Cage Match (Retains WCW Television)
The Junkyard Dog d. Diamond Dallas Page
Barry Windham d. Moondog Rex by DQ
Michael Wallstreet d. Robert Gibson
Owen Hart, Dustin Rhodes, Ranger Ross d. Bobby Eaton, Buddy Landel, Rip Rogers by DQ
The Young Pistols d. Doom (Retains WCW United States Tag)
Dutch Mantell d. Norman The Lunatic
Terry Taylor d. Pez Whately


UWF Fury Hour - Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Death Steve Williams and Greg Valentine d. Paul Orndorff and Iceman King Parsons
Don Muraco d. Mondo Guerrero (Wins UWF American)
Bam Bam Bigelow d. Chief Jay Strongbow Jr.
Brian Blair, SD Jones, The Black Knight d. Bill Irwin, Buddy Rose, Col. DeBeers
Cactus Jack d. Bad Crew #2
Mike Davis d. Barry Orton

LMLW Day Zero - Civic Coliseum Ballroom
La Tigresa d. Penelope Paradise (Retains LMLW International)
Leilani Kai d. Rockin' Robin
Susan Sexton d. Peggy Lee Leather (Retains NWA World Womens)
Misty Blue and Harley Saito d. Malia Hosaka and Bambi
Tina Moretti and Molly McShane d. Amy Lee and Taylor Made (Wins LMLW Tag)


USWA Championship Wrestling (Taping #1)
Terry Funk d. Tully Blanchard (Retains USWA Unified World Heavyweight)
Dick Murdoch and Rick Rude d. Jerry Lawler and Brad Armstrong
Koko B. Ware d. Irwin R. Schyster (Wins USWA Southern Heavyweight)
Ricky Vaugh, Bart Sawyer, Black Magic d. Eric Embry, The Dirty White Boy, Night Train Jackson
Claifornia Stud d. John Tatum
The Armstrongs d. The Rock N Roll RPMs


LPWA Ladies Championship Wrestling (Taping #1) - Wayne Ford Civic League
Judy Martin d. Reggie Bennett
Susan Sexton d. Denise Storm
Madusa Miceli and Bad Girl d. Leilani Kai and Rockin' Robin
Susan Green d. Allison Royal
Bambi and Terri Powers d. Magnificient Mimi and Black Venus


TWF Supercard - Young County AG Barn
Jerry Lawler d. Iceman King Parsons (Retains TWF Texas Heavyweight)
Terry Gordy d. Doink The Clown
Kevin Von Erich, Chris Adams, Ricky Vaughn d. Abdullah The Butcher, Manny Fernandez, The Angel Of Death
One Man Gang and The Great Kabuki d. Action Jackson and Brian Adias (Retains TWF tag)
Al Perez and Al Madril d. Rod Price and Steve Austin by DQ
Bill Irwin d. Billy Joe Travis
Fatu d. Stevie Ray by Countout


PNW Poertland Wrestling - Spokane, WA
Sting and Jack Snuka d. Steve Doll and The Grappler
Bill Eadie, Billy Jack Haynes, Joe Savoldi d. Mike Miller, Steve Simpson, Abbuda Dein
The Bullet and Blackjack Mulligan d. Al Madril and Jesse Barr (Wins NWA Pacific Northwest Tag)
CW Bergstrom d. Neil Superior
Steve Regal d. David Sammartino
DJ Peterson and Skip Young d. Mr. Outrageous and Ray Gonzalez


WCWP Windy City Wrestling (Taping #3) - Wayne Ford Civic League
Maxx Payne and Chris Adams d. Jimmy Golden and Kokina Maximus
Brad Rheingans d. Ripper Manson
Psycho d. Shinobi
Wayne Bloom and The Texas Hangmen d. Charlie Norris and The Top Guns


SAPW Championship Wrestling From Carolina (Taping #3) - Caesar Rodney High School
Ron Garvin d. Wahoo McDaniel (Retains SAPW Heavyweight)
Vince Torelli d. Manny Fernandez by Countout
Jimmy Valiant and Brian Blair d. Ranger Ross and Bad Crew #2
Big John Studd d. Moondog Cujo


ECWA Eat Coast Wrestling Association - Caesar Rodney High School
Ice Train d. Nord The Barbarian (Retains ECWA Mid Atlantic)
Steve Doll d. Dr. X
King Kong Bundy and David Isley d. Ron Garvin and Cheetah Master
Frankie Lancaster d. Lance Diamond
Mean Mike d. Boogie Woogie Brown


IWCCW Fight On - MA Hyannis Y&CC Rink One
Rick Rude d. Honky Tonk Man
King Kong Bundy d. The Tazmaniac
Tony Rumble d. Vic Stamboat
Zap d. TD Madison by DQ
Rochester Roadblock d. Joe Savoldi

ACW Atlantic Coast Wrestling (Taping #3) - Caesar Rodney High School
Don Kernodle d. Samu (Retains ACW Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight)
Joe Cruz d. Sam Houston
Bad Crew #1 d. Rocky King
Nelson Royal and Rikki Nelson d. Doug Somers and LA Stephens


TWA Suckerpunch - Original Sports Bar
Brian Pillman d. DC Drake (Wins TWA Championship)
Nikolai Volkoff d. Don Muraco
Cactus Jack d. Jason Knight
The Fantastics d. Shane Douglas and Danny Davis by DQ
Pete Doherty d. Dr. Tom Prichard
Rocky Johnson d. Bad Crew #1
Steve Keirn and Mr. Sandman d. Bobo Brazil Jr and Samurai Warrior
The Cheetah Kid d. Hack Myers
Billy Black and Sonny Rogers d. The Tazmaniac and Chris Candido
Duane Gil d. Tommy Dreamer by Countout


IWF All Out Assault - Canton National Guard Armory
Joel Deaton d. Jeff Jarrett
Don Kernodle and Buddy Landel d. Hector Guerrero and Rob Van Dam by DQ
Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden d. Denny Brown and Chris Champion
Mike Moore d. Kip Winchester
Bart Batten d. T-Reffic


MEWF Paradise City 1991 - Caesar Rodney High School
Don Kernodle d. Tracy Smothers
Joe Cruz d. Nailz
Nelson Royal d. Rikki Nelson
Danny Davis d. Frankie Lancaster (Retains MEWFT Heavyweight)
Bobby Blaze d. Gorgeous George III


WWA-NJ Sun Never Sweats - Original Sports Bar
JT Smith and Pete Doherty d. Larry Sharpe and Chris Candido
Mr. Sandman d. Abuddah Singh by DQ
Billy Black d. Tony Stetson
Bobo Brazil Jr. d. Morgus The Maniac by Countout
Larry Winters d. Skull von Crush
Charles Warrington d. Johnny Hotbody
Johnny Rotten d. Spider


PWF Happenstance - Canton National Guard Armory
Austin Idol and Jimmy Backlund d. Tim Horner and Bobby Blaze
Dick Slater d. King Cobra
Tommy Lane and Chris Champion d. Lou Perez and Denny Brown
Ron Slinker d. The Master Blaster
Bugsy McGraw d. Night Train Jackson


SSW Break Like The Wind - Canton National Guard Armory
Brian Pillman d. Tim Horner (Wins SSW Junior Heavyweight)
One Man Gang d. The Dark Patriot (Retains SSW Heavyweight)
Dr. Tom Prichard, Joel Deaton, GQ Stratus d. Danny Davis, The Colorado Kid, Stan Lee
Ice Train d. Beau James


AllStar All-Star Wrestling - Fall River PAL
Kevin Sullivan d. Mike Enos
One Man Gang and Tommy Rich d. Ricky Morton and Bad Crew #2 by DQ
Wendi Richter d. Susan Green
Tiny Lister d. Bruno Sassi
Jerry Lawler d. Fury


ICWA Guilty As Charged 1991 - Canton National Guard
Dick Slater d. Rocky Johnson (Retains ICWA Heavyweight)
Steve Doll d. Adrian Street
Jeff Jarrett d. Dennis Condrey
Tracy Smother and Dirty White Boy d. Nightmare Freddy and Rocky King
Bugsy McGraw d. Ron Slinker
The Master Blaster d. Crash The Terminator
Tex Slazenger d. Hurricane Walker


ASCW Lost Cause I - Wayne Ford Civic League
Mike Antony d. Austin Idol
Jules Strongbow and Big Scott Hall d. Buddy Rose and Ripper Manson
Wayne Bloom d. Sunny Beach
Cactus Jack Manson d. Big Tilly by DQ
Ron Bass d. Jose Luis Rivera
Brian Coastello d. Larry Power
SD Jones d. David Power




Puerto Rico:

WWC Aniversario 1991 - Mario Morales Coliseum
Carlos Colon d. Rick Rude
Tito Santana d. Dick Murdoch (Retains WWC Universal Hevyweight)
Victor Jovica d. Zeus by DQ
Ray Gonzales d. El Profe by DQ
Eddie Gilbert and Gran Mendoze d. Chicky and Ron Starr by DQ
Ron Garvin d. Kim Duk (Wins WWC World Jr. Heavuweight)
Bob Bradley, El Bronco #1, Giant Warrior d. Psycho, Fidel Sierra, Agent Storm
Leo Burke and Sweet Brown Sugar d. Eric Embry and Rick Valentine (Wins WWC Caribbean Tag)
La Tigresa d. Susan Sexton
Wendi Richter d. Denise Storm
The Samoan Swat Team d. Thunder and Killer
Doink The Clown d. Billy Joe Travis



Canada:

WFWA Main Event Wrestling (Taping #1) - Edmonton
Gerry Morrow d. The Great Gama (Wins WFWA Canadian Heavyweight)
Rick Martel and Ben Bassarab d. Bad News Allen and Don Callis by DQ
Baron von Raschke d. Beef Weelington
Big Titan d. Jason Helton
Chi Chi Cruz and Demolition Hux d. EZ Ryder and Jason The Terrible


CNWA TV (Taping #2) - Edmonton
Gerry Morrow and Ben Bassarab d. Gama Singh and Jason Anderson in a Cage Match
Big Titan and Les Thornton d. Gary Albright and Lance Storm
Johnny Smith d. Jason Helton
Black Dragon d. Black Abyss
Demolition Blast and Carl Ouellet d. Demolition Hux and Chi Chi Cruz
Chris Jericho d. Fred Della Serra


AGPW Street Fight 1991 - Exhibition Park
Bad News Allen d. Bill Kazmaier (Retains AGPW International Heavyweight)
Gerry Morrow d. Cuban Assassin
The Great Gama and The Sledge Hammer d. Jimmy Garvin and EZ Ryder
Don Callis d. Sean Morley
Demolition Blast d. Jason Helton




Japan:

NJPW Front Of War Lines 1991 - Sendai City Gymnasium
Shiro Koshinaka d. Antonio Inoki (Retains IWGP World Heavyweight)
Koji Kanemoto d. Jushin Thunder Liger (Retains IWGP Junior Heavyweight)
Osamu Kido, Shinya Hashimoto, Tatsumi Fujinami d. Yoshiaki Yatsu, Riki Choshu, Hercules Hernandez
Hiroshi Hase and Kengo Kimura d. Masa Saito and Animal Hamaguchi
Hiro Saito d. Stan Lane
Kazuo Yamazaki, El Hijo del Santo, Black Tiger II d. Black Wazuma, Black Cat, Wellington Wilkins Jr.
Pegasus Kid and Gran Apache d. El Texano and Black Tiger III
Yoshihiro Asai and Norio Honaga d. Mark Rocco and Biff Wellington
Super Strong Machine and Mike Enos d. Kensuke Sasaki and Satoshi Kojima


AJPW Summer Action Series I - Kishiwada City Gymnasium
Stan Hansen d. Abdullah The Butcher (Retains AJPW Triple Crown)
Jumbo Tsuruta and Mitsuhara Misawa d. Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue
Yoshinari Ogawa and The Funks d. The Destroyer, Mighty Inoue, Mitsuo Momota
Andre The Giant d. Haruka Eigen
Rusher Kimura d. Masanobu Fuchi
Tsuyoshi Kikuchi d. Johnny Ace (Retains AJPW Television)
Kenta Kobashi d. Johnny Smith
Giant Kimala, Doug Furnas, Dan Kroffat d. Dan Spivey, Fire Cat, Rex King
The Fantastics d. The Malenko Brothers (Retains AJPW All Asia Tag)
Jackie Fulton d. Lt. James Earl Wright
Frankie Favorite and Pete Roberts d. Richard Slinger and Abbuda Dein


AJW Silver Dragon Battle 1991 - Chiba Bridge Arena
Kyoko Inoue d. Cooga
Madusa Micelli d. Bison Kimura (Retains All Pacific)
Manami Toyota and Jaguar Yokota d. Toshiyo Yamada and Sakie Hasegawa (Retains WWWA World Tag)
Shinobu Kandori, Reggie Bennett, Mariko Yoshida d. Miki Hanada, Cutie Suzuki, Tomoko Watanabe
Etsuko Mita and Takako Inoue d. Kaoru Ita and Yasha Kurenai


FMW - Temples Of Fight 1991 - Tokyo
Tarzan Goto and Atsushi Onita d. Tiger Jeet Singh and Akitoshi Saito
Umanosuke Ueda d. Masashi Aoyagi
Samson Fuyuki, Mr. Pogo, Mitsuhiro Matsunaga d. The Gladiator, Love Guns
Big Titan d. Dr. Luther
Sabu d. Horace Boulder
Goro Tsurumi d. Yukihiro Kanemura in a First Blood Match


W*NG Be Strong! 1991 - Saitama
Giant Kimala d. Headhunter B
Dory Funk Jr. and Fantasma d. TNT and Killer
Kintaro Kanemura d. Tugboat Taylor (Wins W*NG Top Contender)
The Great Wojo d. Mongolian Mauler
Fishman d. Gypsy Joe


UWFi Bushido 7 - Hiroshima
Salman Hashimikov d. Bob Backlund (Retains Pro-Wrestling World Heavyweight)
Nobuhiko Takada d. Tatsutoshi Goto
Victor Zangiev and Gary Albright d. Koji Kitao and Dan Severn
Bad News Allen and Billy Robinson d. Shunji Takano and Masashi Aoyagi
Samson Fuyuki d. Tatsuo Nakano
Koki Kitihara d. Masahito Kakihara
Isao Takagi d. Hiromitsu Kanehara


SWS Impossible Goals 1991 - Edogawa Motorboat Race Place
Ashura Hara and The Great Kabuki d. Johnny Ace and Dan Kroffat
Nobuhiko Takada d. Isao Takagi
Ichimasa Wakamatsu, Genichiro Tenryu, The Great Sasuke d. Koji Kitao and The Takano Brothers
Dory Funk Jr. d. Hisakatsu Oya
Goro Tsurumi d. Tatsumi Kitahara by Countout
Kendo Nagasaki d. Giant Goliat


PWFG July Tour Day #11 - Battle Sphere Tokyo
Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Salman Hashimikov, Vctor Zangiev d. Tiger Jeet Singh, Mark Starr, Daisuke Ikeda
Dan Severn, Tatsutoshi Goto, Umanosuke Ueda d. Yuki Ishikawa, Minoru Tanaka, Shoichi Funiaki
Super Strong Machine and Tarzan Goto d. Ryuma Go and Hiromitsu Kanehara


ULL Final Attack Due 1991 - Yokohama
Too Cold Scorpio d. Minrou Tanaka
Jerry Lynn d. The Lightning Kid
Masa Michinoku and Shoichi Funaki d. Gedo and Jado
Piloto Suicida d. Yukihido Ueno
Misterioso d. Gantesu Sakigke
Bestia Slavaje d. Masao Orihara




Mexico:

CMLL Domingos Arena Mexico - Xalapa
El Dandy d. Konnan (Retains CMLL World Light Heavyweight)
Pero Aguayo and Jerry Estrada d. Mascara Sagrada and Dr. Wagner Jr. (Retains CMLL World Tag)
Angel Azteca d. Kato Kung Lee (Retains NWA World Light Heavyweight)
La Fiera d. Apolo Dantes (Retains Mexican National Heavyweight)
Misterioso d. Villano III (Retains CMLL World Welterweight)
Tony Arce, Americo Rocca, Vampiro Casanova d. Felino, Lizmark, Mascara Ano 2000 (Retains CMLL World Trios)
Blue Demon Jr, Kung Fu, Arkangel de la Muerte d. Rayo De Jalisco Jr., Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan
Vukcano, Lynx, El Pantera d. Pierroth Jr., Gerrero de la Muerte, Furor
La Monstra d. Mima Shimoda
Lola Gonzalez d. KAORU (Retains CMLL Womens World)
Miguelito Perez, Astro Rey Jr., Mascara Magica d. Sangre Chicana, El Hijo del Gladiator, Gran Markus Jr.
Bull Nakano d. Lady Apache
Xochtil Hamada d. Sirenta
Mano Negra and Ringo Mendoza d. Super Muneco and Super Pinocho
Panthro d. Super Raton
Kamala d. El Mongol
Halcon Negro d. Onita Jr.


UWA - Leon
Tinieblas d. Mil Mascaras (Retains WWF Light Heavyweight)
Transformer d. Babe Face (Retains UWA World Welterweight)
Villano I, Villano IV, Villano V d. Killer, Black Terry, Jose Luis Felciano
Blue Panther and El Signo d. Tortuguilla Karateka I and Tortuguillo Karateka II
Kahoz d. Enrique Vera (Retains UWA World Jr Light Heavyweight)
Gran Hamada d. Kokina Maximus
Miss Janeth d. Zuleyma (Retains UWA World Womens)
Martha Villalobos d. Marcella
Pegasus Kid d. Tortuguillo Karateka IV
May Flowers d. Samoan Savage
Fantasma d. Fatu
Rambo and Jado d. Pimpinela Escarlata and The Blue Blazer


WWA Mexico Morimos Jovenes - Arena Lopez Mateos
Villano IV d. Super Astro (Retains WWA World Lightwieght)
Rey Misterio Sr. d. Brazo de Plata
Mil Mascara, Fishman, Volador d. Negro Casas, Babe Face, Negro Navarro
Mondo Guerrero d. Villano V
Mercenario II d. Ultraman 2000
Mercenario III d. Colibri
El Sanguinario d. Mercenario I



England:

BWF Summer Tour Day #1 - Oakengates Theatre
Tony St. Clair d. Steven Regal
Marty Jones and Kendo Nagasaki d. Sid Cooper and Brian Maxine
Giant Haystacks d. Steve Casey
Les Thornton and Greg Valentine d. Johnny Saint and Ben McCoy
Dave Finlay d. Jackie Pallo Jr.
Chris Curtis d. Johnny Smith
Doc Dean d. Richie Brooks
Adrian Finch and Tom Tyrone d. Danny Boy Collins and Skull Murphy


JPUK Mass Slaughter - Norwich
Johnny Angel and Big Daddy d. Alan Kilby and Mal Sanders
Sid Cooper d. Steve Grey
Chris Curtis, Marty Jones, Ian McGregor d. Dave Duran, Ricky Knight, Butcher Bond
Karl McGrath d. Eddie Riley
Greg Valentine d. Dave Adams
Crusher Mason d. Steve Prince
Steve Casey d. Barry Douglas
Johnny Kidd d. Keith Myatt


ASW Supremacy - Nottingham
Les Thornton d. Dave Finlay (Wins British Heavyweight)
Giant Haystacks d. Alan Kilby
Steven Regal d. Owen Hart
Dave Duran d. Giant Warrior
Chic Cullen and Steve Morocco


PPUK Exit Wound - Andover Leisure Centre
Brian Maxine d. Johnny Saint (Retains PPUK World Heavyweight)
Jackie Pallo Jr, Lee Bronson, Marty Jones d. Steve Grey, Sid Cooper, Bearcat Brody
Ian McGregor and Ben McCoy d. Mal Sanders and Tom Tyrone
Ricky Knight d. Kashmir Singh
Steve Casey d. Chris Curtis
Johnny Kidd d. Jon Ritchie (Retains PPUK Arena)
Adrian Finch and Karl Krammer d. Johnny South and Eddie Riley (Retains PPUK National Tag)
Karl McGrath d. Barry Douglas


Germany:

CWA July Tour Day #12 - Prague
Salvatore Bellomo d. Mal Sanders
Rambo, Giant Haystacks, Steve Wright d. Tony St. Clair, Fit Finlay, Ulf Herman
Johnny Angel, Colonel Brody, Bull Power d. Bruiser Mastino, Mile Zrno, Franz Schumann
Dan Collins and Dynamite Smith d. Tony Hlame and Barbarian by DQ
Super Crazy and Larry Cameron d. Barry Horowitz and Mad Bull Buster
Keith Myatt and Primo Carnera d. Kurrgan and Al Green




Next Issue:
PWI Welcomes Ray Stevens and Gene Kiniski To The Hall Of Immortals
Brian Pillman: Flying To The Top
The Ultimate Challenge: Who's Next For The Ultimate Warrior
News And Notes
Promotional Analysis
Arena Reports





__________________
PSN: JasonForTheWin

Currently Playing:
Madden 19 -
NBA 2K18 - May The (Pittsburgh) Force Be With You
NHL 18
JasonForTheWin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

« Operation Sports Forums > Dynasty Headquarters > Other Sports Dynasties »


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:37 PM.

Top -