The Ring Report TV Update 7/18/93 Vol. 1, No. 20
(new to the WCW: Missy chooses Nasty over Ric! Angst! Angst! Angst!)
SEE MA, EVEN THE WWF RECYCLES!
The WWF is apparently recycling their old red, white, & blue tour busses with the image of that HH GUY on the side by repainting them with the image of that LL GUY surrounded by the red, white, & blue . . .
WCW NEWS BITS
With just minutes before the Beach Blast as the Ring Report goes to press we have an update on and a clarification off the Orlando tapings. As stated in last week’s report, RIC FLAIR should win the NWA World title from BARRY WINDHAM tonight at Beach Blast. Shortly after that Flair will lose the title to RICK RUDE.
THE HOLLYWOOD BLONDES should lose their NWA/WCW tag belts to PAUL ROMA & ARN ANDERSON on the same card and then they will lose the belts to THE NASTY BOYS, managed by MISSY HYATT. In other results from the taping, RICK STEAMBOAT will defeat PAUL ORNDORFF for the WCW TV title and then lose it to “LORD” STEVEN REGAL.
Confused? Well, the scoop is that they only filmed these wrestlers in interviews with the belts in question; the title matches DID NOT TAKE PLACE at the tapings, and until you actually SEE the matches don’t count on everything turning out exactly as planned.
IN WCW SHORT NEWS: A hot new rumor says that PAUL BEARER will enter the WCW in his roll of PERCY PRINGLE; personally, I think a Bearer/MAX PAYNE combination would have been a great shot at the WWF but it seems that it won’t happen . . . reports have HARLEY RACE expanding his stable of wrestlers to include the incoming team of THE COLOSSAL KONGS and the former prelim. YOSHI QUAN . . . and RIC FLAIR returned to singles action this Saturday night when he pinned TODD “DON’T CALL ME TONY” ZANE on WCW Saturday Night . . .
WWF NEWS BITS
A title scare for THE STEINER BROTHERS this week in their title showdown with MONEY INC. on the WWF’S “SUPERSTARS OF WRESTLING” broadcast this weekend when TED DIBIASE pinned SCOTT STEINER after IRS hit Steiner with a briefcase. A second ref. came into the ring and saved the day for the Steiners.
After the match Money Inc. did an interview with BONNIE BLACKSTONE in which they challenged The Steiners to a rematch next week. Fans of the WWF had to wait until the closing credits for the Steiners to reply, and when they did they proclaimed that the rematch would be their last match with Money Inc. EVER.
IN WWF SHORT NEWS: LEX LUGER has embarked on a tour of America in a bus proclaimed to be “THE LEX EXPRESS” . . . SIMPLY DIVINE premièred in the WWF this week as “WELL DONE” . . . and MR. HUGHES is receiving black wreaths from THE UNDERTAKER during prelim matches . . .
WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW 7/12/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: CRUSH lost a WWF World title match to YOKOZUNA after the pin YOKO “banzai dropped” him several times; RANDY SAVAGE made the save . . . THE HEAD SHRINKERS defeated AARON FERGESON & TJ WALKER . . . TATANKA pinned THE BROOKLYN BRAWLER . . . MR. HUGHES defeated a prelim; during the match a man delivered a wreath from THE UNDERTAKER . . . a SUMMERSLAM report . . . ADAM BOMB pinned a prelim . . . and it was announced that TINY TIM would be JERRY LAWLER’S guest in THE KING’S COURT next week . . .
WCW POWER HOUR 7/17/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: the première of a “News room” set featuring ERIC BISHOFF and LARRY ZYBSZKO sitting at a news desk with monitors and workers in the background . . . highlights of PAUL ROMA vs. STEVE AUSTIN from last week’s WCW SATURDAY NIGHT . . . THE HOLLYWOOD BLONDES wrestled a prelim match . . . DUSTIN RHODES defeated TODD ZANE . . . MAX PAYNE over SCOTT MCKEEVER . . . TEDDY LONG looked at last year’s BEACH BLAST . . . BIG SKY wrestled a prelim match . . . and a replay of DAVEY BOY SMITH defeating BIG VAN VADER by DQ from last week’s WORLD WIDE WRESTLING . . .
WWF MANIA 7/17/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: a recap of LEX LUGER (or should I say “that LL GUY?” <g>), slamming YOKOZUNA . . . a replay of CRUSH vs. YOKOZUNA . . . a SUMMERSLAM report; nothing new . . . RANDY SAVAGE pushed the wrong button and we were treated to BASTION BOOGER’S prelim match in fast forward . . . DAVE KINER lost to OWEN HART; during the match JERRY LAWLER invited Hart to appear on The King’s Court next week . . . and BAM BAM BIGELOW & THE HEAD SHRINKERS vs. TATANKA & THE SMOKING GUNS ran out of TV time; an update should air next week . . .
WCW SATURDAY NIGHT 7/17/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: THE HOLLYWOOD BLONDES defeated MIKE WINNER and TA MCCOY . . . SCOTT DUNLAP had his wish from THE STARLIGHT FOUNDATION come true as he interviewed RIC FLAIR; during this interview Flair said that he wanted to wrestle RICK RUDE . . . an interview with SID VICIOUS . . . a BEACH BLAST control center . . . a recap of BIG VAN VADER injuring CACTUS JACK . . . TOM ZENK was destroyed by SID VICIOUS . . . DUSTIN RHODES used a small package to win over DICK SLATER . . . an interview with RICK RUDE . . . MAX PAYNE over WARREN QUINN; as usual, JOHNNY B. BADD taunted Payne after the match . . . RIC FLAIR pinned TODD ZANE followed by a Flair interview . . .
WCW WORLD WIDE WRESTLING 7/18/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: STING and DAVEY BOY SMITH defeated THE WRECKING CREW . . . HARLEY RACE did an interview; he had CACTUS JACK’s pouch with him and claimed that he would take every thing of value from Sting and Smith . . . RONNIE VEGAS lost to MAX PAYNE; as expected, JOHNNY B. BADD taunted Payne after the match . . . a BEACH BLAST control center . . . SID VICIOUS pinned WARREN QUINN then did an interview after the match . . . COL. ROB PARKER & Harley Race interrupted Davey Boy Smith’s appearance on A FLAIR FOR THE GOLD . . . and ARN ANDERSON & PAUL ROMA defeated SHANGHAI PIERCE & TEX SLAZENGER . . .
WWF SUPERSTARS OF WRESTLING 7/18/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: TATANKA defeated BRIAN COSTELLO . . . an update on “THE LEX EXPRESS” . . . ADAM BOMB wrestled a prelim match . . . MONEY INC. defeated THE STEINER BROTHERS for the WWF World Tag Team titles when IRS hit SCOTT STEINER with a briefcase while the ref. was trying to get RICK STEINER out of the ring; after the match the decision was reversed when a second ref. came to the ring and told the first ref. what had happened . . . a SUMMERSLAM Update; new matches: THE UNDERTAKER vs. GIANT GONZLAS in a “REST IN PEACE” match . . . BONNIE BLACKSTONE interviewed MONEY INC., who challenged the Steiners to a rematch next week . . . SONNY ROGERS lost to MR. HUGHES; as expected, a man delivered a black wreath to Hughes from THE UNDERTAKER during the match . . . and in the closing credits THE STEINERS accepted the challenge from Money Inc., declaring it Money Inc.’s “LAST CHANCE” . . .
WWF ALL AMERICAN WRESTLING 7/18/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: a look at LEX LUGER slamming YOKOZUNA . . . highlights from CRUSH vs. Yokozuna from MONDAY NIGHT RAW . . . ADAM BOMB pinned RICK MYERS . . . THE STEINER BROTHERS & TATANKA defeated BLAKE BEVERLY, STEVEN DONE & TIMOTHY WELL (formerly REX KING & STEVE DOLL), when Tatanka pinned Beverly . . . a replay of THE HEAD SHRINKERS prelim match form Monday Night Raw . . . and a replay of the MR. HUGHES prelim match from WWF SUPERSTARS . . .
WCW MAIN EVENT 7/18/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: JIM NEIDHART used the cobra clutch to win over JD WOLFE . . . a look at the JOHNNY B. BADD vs. MAX PAYNE feud . . . PAUL ROMA & ARN ANDERSON wrestled a prelim match . . . a look at the feud between THE SUPERPOWERS (STING & SMITH) vs. THE MASTERS OF THE POWERBOMB (VADER & VICIOUS) . . . and RON SIMMONS pinned BIG SKY . . .
HOT TOPICS featuring LORNE WHITE
The “LEX EXPRESS” tour has started as Lex is spending his patriotic time by saving BRET HART from attacks by MR. FUJI & YOKOZUNA in main events around the country . . . ADAM BOMB’S undefeated streak is over as he is losing by pinfall to TATANKA across the nation . . . continuing the upset news; everyone knows that THE UNDERTAKER defeats GIANT GONZLAS in house shows across America, but this week things headed up as The Undertaker actually PINNED the Giant . . . the next Clash of Champions has been moved up to August 18th, reports say that the main event will be DUSTIN RHODES and ROAD WARRIOR HAWK (squashing reports that Hawk will be a bad guy), vs. RICK RUDE and THE EQUALIZER . . . another new name for the EBONY EXPERIENCE: this time reports call them THE EBONY NIGHTMARES . . . the annual “FALL BRAWL” Clash of Champions was converted into a pay-per-view event this year; look for STING, RIC FLAIR, DAVEY BOY SMITH, & ROAD WARRIOR HAWK to face SID VICIOUS, BIG VAN VADER, & THE EBONY EXPERIENCE (in their new WCW name), in a MATCH BEYOND cage match for the main event . . . DAVID “THE CUBAN ASSASSIN” is new to the WCW as “TOP GUN” . . . Speaking of Guns, BILLY and BART GUN have been announced as brothers in recent matches; they had been reported to be cousins . . . as TED DIBIASE leaves, reports shave MIKE “IRS” ROTUNDA returning to the WCW . . . BASTION BOOGER defeated BOB BACKLUND at house shows this week; maybe it is time for Backlund to finally hang up those tights . . . news out of Japan has that HH GUY planning to form his own United States. Wrestling promotion; details as they come in . . . KAMALA has apparently left the WWF . . . strong rumors have NBC NEWS and CBS’S 60 MINUTES preparing stories on the U.S. Justice Department’s investigation of VINCE MCMAHON . . . TERRY TAYLOR is apparently leaving the WWF AGAIN . . . THUNDERBOLT PATTERSON is said to be bringing a man named “ICE TRAIN” to the WCW as a fan favorite in the near future . . . THUNDER & LIGHTNING moved from the IWF’S Universal Studios Florida tapings to the WCW’S Orlando Disney/MGM tapings this week . . . and there’s ANOTHER new promotion in TEXAS these days; it’s called the WORLD WRESTLING NETWORK and it is said to have signed ROAD WARRIOR HAWK, JAKE ROBERTS, NAILZ, and THE BERSERKER to short term contracts . . . ROAD WARRIOR ANIMAL, who is still collecting payments from LLOYDS OF LONDON, initially was scheduled to appear in non-wrestling segments for the WWN, but backed out at press time . . .
NOTES FROM THE MAD DOG
I’d like to express thanks to everyone out their who helped me last week when my CompuServe Information Manager went crazy during a thunderstorm. It was one of those “classic” Kodak moments that caused me to reload CIM on my computer several times and convinced me to upgrade to DOS 6.0 this week (a story itself beyond belief).
While I’m totally off of wrestling, I’m looking forward to “SHARK WEEK ’93” on THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL (starting tonight at 9 PM EST), you know, I think I finally found a job for Vince McMahon after he finally leaves the WWF: SHARK CAGE TESTER! See ya next time . . .
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!