1.Bob Caudle & Ole Anderson are hosting the show this week; they touch on the upcoming Pay-Per-View in May from WCW, Capitol Combat, live from Washington, D.C. on May 19th. They run down tonight's card and talk about the stars that are going to be interviewed on the program here tonight.
2.Tommy Rich & Mike Rotunda beat Frank Monte & Ken Timbs (2:32) when Rich pinned Timbs after a Cross Body off the ropes.
3. Bob Caudle interviewed Nikita Koloff. Koloff talked about a new day being on the horizon. His goal, to become the World Heavyweight Champion one day, to make his country proud, but most of all, to prove to himself that he can still go.
4.Junkyard Dog Vs Mark Fleming ended in a DRAW when Mark Callous made his way out to the ring and destroyed both men, accompanied by Teddy Long (Spivey was not with Callous).
5.In ring segment featuring the 4 Horsemen (Flair, The Andersons & Woman). The interview was conducted by Jim Ross. The Horsemen bragged about their treatment of Sting and how he's not going to play any part in his friend, Lex Luger, beating Flair at Capitol Combat in the Steel Cage. Ross then hyped the big Main Event tomorrow on Saturday Night, when Ric Flair would defend his World Title against young upstart Shane Douglas. Flair laughed at this punk kid and disregard the challenge of one Shane Douglas and that he would get rid of Douglas in less than 2 minutes.
6.Arn Anderson (c) w/ Ole beat Ben Alexander (0:54) in a Non-Title Match.
7. Interview with Sullivan & Cactus Jack. Jack is set to take on Road Warrior Animal and Sullivan promised a night of terror, horror and pain for Animal & Cactus Jack.
8.Road Warrior Animal w/ Paul Ellering beat Cactus Jack w/ Kevin Sullivan (10:00). After the match, Sullivan jumped Animal until Hawk made the save. But out came Bam Bam Bigelow to beat down Hawk and The Army Of Darkness trumpled the Road Warriors.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13th, 1990:
1. Vince McMahon & Jesse "The Body" Ventura are hosting Superstars. They talk about the many matches set to take place tonight, and, the many feature matchups set to take place in two weeks time at "The Tussle In Texas" for Saturday Night's Main Event.
2. Akeem w/ Slick beat Joey Russell (1:20) with a Splash off the ropes. During the bout, they showed pre-recorded comments from Akeem who took shots at Bossman, claiming the only reason he defeated him at WrestleMania was because he jumped him before the match got officialy underway, a false claim at that. Slick warned Bossman to watch his back, because in Texas, he might end up on the wrong side of the law.
3. At the interview area inside of the arena, Mean Gene Okerlund conducted an interview with the new WWF World Tag Team Champions, Demolition!
((OKERLUND)) "Wow! Demolition, congratulations, like my broadcast colleague Gorilla Monsoon coined it, it's a threepeat!!"
((SMASH)) "It's more than that! IT FEELS GREATT!!!!!"
((AX)) "You know Gene, some people would say it's better to be Champion once and for a long time, than to be Champion a whole bunch of times.... I say, it was as hard to become three time Champions, and this time, we don't plan on ever losing those belts!"
((OKERLUND)) "It was quite the victory in Toronto for you two, over the last few years, overcoming bad managerial services, and know, you've literally collapsed and pun intended, demolished the Colossal Connection!"
((SMASH)) "We did exactly what we said we'd do Gene!! We'd hand out the biggest pounding, the hardest whacking, and we demolished our way to tag team GOLD!!!"
((OKERLUND)) "Gentlemen your victory lap might be shorter lived than you maybe expected, challengers are coming left and right, The Hart Foundation as been extremely vocal about being the next in line for a shot at your newly won belts!"
((AX)) "BRING THEM ON!!!"
*Demolition's music starts up as they look at the crowd, pumping them and themselves up!*
4. Al Madril Vs. Barry Horowitz ended in a DRAW (0:19) when Bad News Brown hit the ring and decimated both men with Ghetto Blasters. Brown then called out Roddy Piper. A host of officials came out from the back quickly and stopped Piper dead in his tracks, as Brown continued to gaud Piper. The show was suddenly stopped and went to a commercial break.
5. When the show returned from the commercial break, Vince McMahon excused himself on behalf of the WWF for the show losing control of it's scheduled course of action.
6. In a backstage interview conducted by Sean Mooney, Bobby Heenan introduced a new pair. One that would be greater than the Colossal Connection, Haku & his newest acquisition, The Barbarian. Back at ringside, Vince McMahon said that this new duo would debut on next week's broadcast.
7. Big Bossman defeated Ted DiBiase by DQ (10:32) when Akeem interfered on DiBiase's behalf. Both men beat down Bossman until Jake Roberts made the save a little bit too late.
WCW SATURDAY NIGHT (Live from Fort Worth, TX - Will Rogers Coliseum - 5,694)
1. Jim Ross & Jim Cornette are hosting this show. They went over last week's words from World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair, and that tonight, in preparation for his steel cage match against Luger at Capitol Combat, Flair would defend his belt against young upstart Shane Douglas. Also, they said that Gilbert has found himself a partner, to take on the Samoan Swat Team here tonight on Saturday Night.
2. Tom Zenk (c) w/ Pillman beat Bobby Eaton w/ Lane after a Missile Dropkick (4:55). Cornette took to the ring after the match and challenged Zenk & Pillman to a match at Capitol Combat. Zenk & Pillman agreed, but, that they had one condition for it to be official and that they would have that condition next week on the program.
3. Bob Caudle conducted an interview with Teddy Long and Doom (Simmons & Reed)
Caudle: "Fans, we're just a couple of weeks away from another huge Pay-Per-View live event from World Championship Wrestling, it's called Capitol Combat, and folks, the card is starting to stack up by the minute with amazing matches, and, on that card, the NWA World Tag Team Titles are going to be on the line when the Steiner Bros, Rick & Scott, defend against these two men, and they're with their manager, Teddy Long; Butch Reed & Ron Simmons, Doom."
Caudle: "Now Teddy, your men have been hot on the trail of the Steiners for some time now, and on May the 19th in Washington, it might just be their last chance at the gold."
Long: "Listen here, all you ignorant fools out there need to understand one thing, the Steiners have only been Champions until now because of flukes victories. That's all there is to it. You talk about our last shot, I say it's the only shot we're ever gonna need because when Capitol Combat is all said and done, you're gonna be looking at the next, Tag Team Champions of the World, DOOM!"
Caudle: "But how do you plan on beating the Steiners? Rick & Scott have always found a way to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat!"
Simmons: "So what! This time around we're going to maul them, we're going to demolish them, and I'll be damned if we take more than 5 minutes to beat those two dogs for those belts!"
Reed: "Steiners! Prepapre for DOOM!! Ha ha ha ha!"
4. Cactus Jack w/ Kevin Sullivan defeated AJ Freeley (0:45) with a Double Arm DDT. During the match, they showed footage of what happened last night on the Power Hour. After the bout, the Road Warriors made their way out to the ring and challenged Sullivan to put his beasts in the ring against them, so they could have something to chew on at Capitol Combat!
5. The Samoan Swat Team (Fatu & Tama) Vs Eddie Gilbert & Billy Jack Haynes ended in a DRAW (11:27). Haynes was Gilbert's mystery partner. Both teams ended up brawling all the way to the back, as officials tried to seperate both teams.
6. Before the Main Event took place, they showed a pre-recorded interview that was conducted by Jim Ross with Sting. It was done in Sting's hometown of Venice Beach, California, and Ross & Sting were seen at the beach's boardwalk, and around Sting's house (Sting wearing the face paint throughout). Ross & Sting touched on his career thus far, clips from the first Clash appearing frequently, his unceremonious breakup with the 4 Horsemen, and, soon, his role at Capitol Combat, as corner men for his good friend and US Champ Lex Luger, when he challenges Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Championship. Sting said he couldn't wait to come back, and, when he does, title or no title, he's going to gun down each and every Horsemen until there's no one left!
7. MAIN EVENT
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH Shane Douglas Vs. Ric Flair (c) w/ Woman
When the show returned to live action, Douglas was already in the ring, getting introduced by Gary Michael Cappetta. Ross & Cornette explained that Douglas' former partner Johnny Ace had gone back to Japan and that Douglas wanted to try the singles division and he asked for the biggest match possible right off the top against the Champion, Nature Boy, Ric Flair.
The World Heavyweight Champion then came out to the ring, escorted by Woman, and sporting a fantastically lavish yellow robe with diamonds and feathers all over. Ross & Cornette advertised the matchup between Luger & Flair at Capitol Combat inside of the Steel Cage!
Due to tv time limit, this matchup will have a 20-minute time limit. The matchup started with both men circling one another and locking up in the center of the ring. Alot of going back and forth in the middle. Flair getting short advantages with those knife edge chops of him, while Douglas stayed in the contest with open handed chops of his own.
At the 5 minute mark, Shane Douglas connected with a couple of punches in the corner, and Flair stumbled down in the corner under the weight of the attack. Referee Tommy Young stepped in and this allowed Flair to grab Douglas by the trunks and drive him face first into the second turnbuckle! Shifting the momentum in favor of Flair. Flair then started working on the leg of Douglas.
At the 10 minute mark, Douglas caught Flair coming off the ropes with a Back Elbow, his right leg in bad shape, collapsing to the mat, the crowd coming unglued and getting behind the youngster. Douglas & Flair got up and Douglas unloaded with Open Handed Chops before going for an Irish Whip and then connecting with a Dropkick!! Douglas went for a cover but only got a 2 count!
Flair & Douglas got up and Flair kicked Douglas on the shin. Flair went for an Irish Whip into the corner but it was reversed by Douglas and Flair went tumbling up and over and out to the apron into a Clothesline by Douglas! Flair laid prone on the apron and Douglas went to Flair and brought him back in. Douglas with a go-behind and he runs with Flair as they connect with the ropes into a Rollup! 1...2...NO!!
Douglas gets Flair down with a Single Leg Pick and motions for the Figure Four!!! Woman is furious on the outside and Douglas looks in her direction for a split second. Flair hooks the front of the thights of Douglas and cradles him up!!! 1...2...NO!!! Both men are up and Flair chops Douglas down. Flair goes for the Figure Four but its Douglas who cradles the Champion up!!! 1....2...NO!!
Douglas is up and he connects with a few punches on Flair before going for an Irish Whip. Douglas ducks down and Flair connects with a boot to Douglas. Flair hits the ropes behind Douglas... Chop Block! Flair struts and woooos! Flair goes for the Figure Four Leglock!!! It is applied and Douglas fights as hard as he can but succombs to the pain that's shooting through his knee!
Winner & Still World Heavyweight Champion, Ric Flair!!
Ross & Cornette comment on how Douglas was impressive, as Tommy Young checks on Douglas' knee, as Flair poses for the crowd, looking quite exhausted from his victory he snatched from the jaws of defeat as the show goes off the air!
APRIL 14th, 1990:
1. Hosts Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes welcome us to this week's show, a lot of matches on hand and a lot that has happened in the World Wrestling Federation since WrestleMania.
2. WWF & IC Champion The Ultimate Warrior defeated Brady Boone (0:48) with the Press Slam & Splash Combo. Monsoon & Hayes then hyped Warrior's title defense at Saturday Night's Main Event against Haku.
3. Backstage, Sean Mooney conducted an interview with Mr. Fuji, who introduced his newest charge, back into Mr. Fuji's fold, The Warlord, with a revamped look, short black thights with red stripes, a big shoulder red & gold cape made out of velour, and, a head dress made out of fake gold with a spike where a black braid of hair falls down on the back. Fuji proclaimed that this Warlord would conquer over all in the World Wrestling Federation and The Warlord proclaimed that himself.
4. The Warlord w/ Mr. Fuji beat Ben Bassarab (1:44).
5. Backstage Interview with Sean Mooney & The Ultimate Warrior. Warrior rambled on about semi-gods and the power of the Ultimate Warrior, warning Haku that no weasel could save him from the Ultimate Warrior's ultimate power.
6. Tito Santana beat Bobby O'Brien (1:27).
7. Ted DiBiase & Virgil are standing by backstage and The Million Dollar Man cuts a promo about Jake Roberts & Big Bossman. DiBiase tells Bossman he's a fool for believing in the law and that sooner or later, corruption will catch up to him. He then said to Roberts that he would never, ever, not a million years, get to touch, or even hold, or have in his posession the Million Dollar Belt. Monsoon & Hayes then showed clips from last night's Superstars and that sooner or later, these 4 men would go at it.
8. The Orient Express (Sato & Tanaka) w/ Mr. Fuji Vs. The Batten Twins ended in a 10-Minute Time Limit DRAW. The Batten Twins made their debut on WWF TV. They had a small promo while the Orient Express were making their way to the ring, which introduced them as hard working americans who like to have a good time, both brothers Bart & Brad wearing wavy mid-sized combed hair with full on beards.
Both teams showed their tag team prowess, The Express being more methodic and the Battens being more flamboyant. The crowd received The Batten Twins nicely, but there was nothing really that stood out from their performance.
1. Hosted by Bob Caudle & Jim Cornette. Caudle & Cornette said that they were going to show us footage from what happened on the Power Hour between Kevin Sullivan's Army of Darkness & The Road Warriors, as well as footage from last night's Saturday Night when Ric Flair put up is World Heavyweight Championship up against Shane Douglas. As well as World Television Champion Arn Anderson in a title defense and many more on the program.
2. Bam Bam Bigelow w/ Sullivan beat Apolo Dantes & Brad Anderson (1:03) in a Handicap Match. Before the bout, they showed clips of the altercation between the Army of Darkness & Road Warriors from the Power Hour.
3. Jim Cornette conducts a pre-match interview with World Television Champion Arn Anderson & Ole Anderson. Cornette speaks about the Championship Commitee having a special opponent for Anderson at Capitol Combat. Anderson shrugs it off and tells that special someone to watch him take care of some business later on in the night.
4. Brian Pillman (c) beat Brian Adias (1:45) with a Springboard Clothesline.
5. They showed footage from last night's title bout between Shane Douglas & Ric Flair.
6. Footage from the Power Hour was shown involving the Road Warriors & Kevin Sullivan's Army Of Darkness. Caudle & Cornette then announced that at Capitol Combat, the Road Warriors would take on Bam Bam Bigelow & Cactus Jack.
7. Butch Reed w/ Teddy Long beat TC Reynolds (1:22) with a Clothesline from the Second Rope. During the bout, Caudle & Cornette hyped the Tag Team Titles Bout at Capitol Combat between Challengers, Doom & Champions, The Steiner Bros.
8. World Television Champion Arn Anderson w/ Ole Anderson defeated Brad Armstrong (2:42) with the Spinebuster in a Non-Title Match.
9. A short clip was shown from Saturday Night, and it involved Zenk defeating Bobby Eaton. Cornette laid down a challenge and the US Tag Team Champions, Flyin' Brian & Z-Man said they would accept under one condition, which they would reveal on next week's broadcast. Caudle asked Cornette about his thoughts and Cornette was bent out of shape.
10. The Road Warriors w/ Paul Ellering beat Tom Hankins & Chi Chi Cruz (2:35) when Animal Powerslamed Hankins for the pinfall.
SUNDAY, APRIL 15th, 1990:
1. Hosts Mean Gene Okerlund & Bobby Heenan are in Villa Park, Illinois, recapping the past week of live events from the World Wrestling Federation. They stand outside and go through their little comedy routine. Matches took place in different cities across Illinois.
2. Bad News Brown & Brooklyn Brawler defeated Tito Santana & Red Rooster (5:21) when Brown pinned Rooster after the Ghetto Blaster (aka Standing Rolling Enziguri). This match was in the Rosemont Horizon. After the bout, they showed clips of the incident between Brown & Piper from WrestleMania VI & from the past episode of Superstars.
3. Interview with Roddy Piper. Piper challenged Brown to a fight, any place, any where, any time.
4. Brutus Beefcake defeated Nikolai Volkoff (10:47) with the Sleeper Hold. Match was taped from Springfield, Illinois.
5. Interview with Mr. Perfect & The Genius. The Genius speaks of outrage with the actions that took place at WrestleMania, and that Brutus Beefcake would pay dearly for his attack on intelligence. Perfect says that there's no better way to get back at Beefcake than maybe to try and hand to him the same kind of treatment he handed over to The Genius. In due time. For now, Perfect will concentrate on his bout against Hulk Hogan at Saturday Night's Main Event. As he gets ready to prove to the world that slowly but surely, Hulkamania has run its course in the WWF. "Long live, the Perfect one" says The Genius in closing.
6. Interview with The Hart Foundation. The Anvil & The Hitman talked about their challenge to the new World Tag Team Champions, but that, before they get to Demolition, they must go through the Rockers at Saturday Night's Main Event. The Hitman tells the Rockers that no matter how ready they might think they are for the Hart Foundation, The Excellence of Execution and The Anvil are going to methodicaly put down the high-flying pretty boy Rockers. The Anvil then tells Demolition to shine those belts up real nice, because the Hart Foundation are coming back for them!!!!
7. Jimmy Snuka & The Bushwackers defeated Dino Bravo & Rythm & Blues w/ Jimmy Hart (8:23) when Snuka pinned Valentine after the Superfly Splash. The match was taped in the Rosemont Horizon.
MONDAY, APRIL 16th, 1990: WCW Officials are scouting a second generation Irish Professional Wrestler by the name of Fit Finlay aka The Belfast Bruiser. Right now, Finlay is currently splitting his time between Japan & Great Britain. Finlay would be a direct contender and major player in WCW's up and coming Junior Heavyweight Division.
Reports of WCW having signed young Canadian standout Chris Benoit aka Pegasus Kid have been put on hold. WCW feel Benoit might not adjust well to WCW's style right off the bat and are looking for someone to partner him up with so they could get a run in the US Tag Team Scene.
MONDAY, APRIL 16th, 1990: MAJOR NEWS! Coming out of Titan Towers! Rumors have been circling around and it seems as if one Dusty Rhodes has left the company in a turmoil over creative control! The American Dream was seen storming out of Titan Towers with a scowl look on his face. We'll have an update for you tomorrow after our team of private eyes gets to the bottom of this scoop.
TUESDAY, APRIL 17th, 1990: WCW Officials have come to terms with the employement of Dan Spivey. Spivey was under the managment of Teddy Long and the other half of the Skyscrapers with Mark Callous. Spivey was dealing with a nagging knee injury and sources say his backstage behavior was negative towards the rest of his peers
TUESDAY, APRIL 17th, 1990: It's official, WWF have just a released and official statement that it parts ways with Dusty Rhodes as of today. This leaves Sapphire (a costume and makeup artist for the WWF) without an on-air tv role and don't expect to see her anytime soon on your television screen for the purpose of this exercise.
This leaves Randy Savage without an opponent heading into SummerSlam. WWF are said to be scrambling to find something for Savage ASAP!
WCW has come to terms with yet another one of its top stars, this time, Johnny Ace, one half of the Dynamic Dudes, along with Shane Douglas, has been let go. Officials at WCW say the deal came from both parts as somewhat of a win-win. WCW wanted to free up some roster space and Ace had said many a times he wanted to compete over in Japan. Now he'll get his wish and WCW has two free roster spots in less than 24 hours.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18th, 1990:
After nursing his knee injury and taking time off from competing over in All-Japan Pro Wrestling, Dynamite Kid will be as clean as ever, his partner, Davey Boy Smith told us. WWF have confirmer that as early as June, we could expect to see The British Bulldogs back in tag team action in the WWF!
This is a very interesting thread you have here Legend. The layout looks great. I really enjoy retro BTBS and I like the idea of a diary of both companies. If I didn’t have an existing thread then I’d also probably do a retro btb around this time period or maybe a late 90s WCW thread. I was a big fan of the early 90s. I really like the rosters for both companies. Most of my fave tag teams are from this time period. I enjoyed Warrior’s reign as champion so I hope that he gets a long reign in your thread. Nice to see The Bulldogs back. I wonder when we will see Mean Mark Callous(Taker) in the WWE? Maybe around Survivor Series time I'm looking forward to Hogan vs Mr Perfect at Saturday Night's Main Event, hope Mr Perfect goes over. Best of luck with this, I’ll definitely be reading.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19th, 1990:
WCW will broadcast its three regular tv shows this weekend, here's the action set to take place. The POWER HOUR will feature World Television Champion Arn Anderson, the returning Billy Jack Haynes and a big feature bout between "Freebird" Michael Hayes & Nikita Koloff! WCW SATURDAY NIGHT will have plenty more coming your way with World Tag Team Champions The Steiners, US Champion Lex Luger and a 2 out of 3 falls World Heavyweight Championship Contest between RoadWarrior Animal & "Nature Boy" Ric Flair! To end the weekend, WORLDWIDE WRESTLING will give you Cactus Jack, a big tag bout between The Freebirds & The Fantastics, as well as the debut of a new competitor, The American Ninja!
THURSDAY, APRIL 19th, 1990:
The World Wrestling Federation, as always, brings you the best, in sports and entertainement, and this weekend will be no exception! Friday night, Superstars will showcase Federation stars such as "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, "The Birdman" Koko B. Ware & WWF Champion The Ultimate Warrior! On the Wrestling Challenge, The Big Bossman & The Earthquake will be in action, a special sitdown with Sean Mooney & "Rowdy" Roddy Piper & "Macho King" Randy Savage, a 6-Men Tag Team Bout and a rematch from WrestleMania; The Bolsheviks take on the Hart Foundation! And this week, All-American Wrestling is deep in the heart of New York, matches from Glenn Falls & Madison Square Garden showcasing stars such as Dino Bravo & Tito Santana facing each other in one-on-one competition! Another weekend of great WWF action is heading your way!