Written by: Matt Peddycord
October 5, 1991
The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Sting (8/25/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: The Enforcers (9/5/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Patriots (8/12/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: Dustin Rhodes, Big Josh & Tom Zenk (8/5/1991)
We open the show with another Harley Race and Mr. Hughes beatdown on Barry Windham! Wow, nothing has changed in two weeks!
Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Magnum TA!
- PN News vs. Mike Fever
The usual from PN News. Tony and Magnum discuss how agile PN News is for weighing over 400 pounds. He finishes with the BROKEN RECORD splash. (2:00) Has this guy had any real matches yet? I never hear Tony or Magnum talk about any of his feuds on the other programs or anything.
Let’s go to Gordon Solie in the WNN newsroom. He recaps the recent happenings of Sting’s involvement with Cactus Jack and Abdullah the Butcher. Also, Tom Zenk may have been beaten up in the back by Luger and his crew, but he’s still going to referee one of Luger’s matches. He’s also looking for payback. Gordon runs down the card for October 27 at Halloween Havoc.
- WCW World Champion Lex Luger vs. Ron Simmons in a 2/3 falls match
- Cactus Jack vs. Bill Kazmaier
- “Chamber of Horrors” match
- WCW World TV Champion Steve Austin vs. Dustin Rhodes
- WCW World Tag Team Champions The Enforcers vs. The Patriots
- Van Hammer vs. Michael PS Hayes
- PN News & Big Josh vs. The Creatures
- Bobby Eaton vs. Terrence Taylor
- Johnny B. Badd vs. Jim Garvin
- Tom Zenk vs. The WCW Phantom
There’s some definite changes coming on that card. No mention of the Light Heavyweight title tournament finals either.
- The Freebirds vs. Joey Maggs & Chris Sullivan
In a pre-taped interview, the Enforcers respond to the Freebirds challenge and let them know they just signed their own death warrant. Looks like the Freebirds are leaning more towards the babyface side this week. Hayes controls to start, but Maggs goes to the eyes and tags in Sullivan. The offense is short-lived by the jobbers as Hayes nails them both with left jabs to set up a DOUBLE DDT. Garvin poses on top for the 1-2-3. (2:04) The Freebirds would go on the main house show circuit like the Omni and the Greensboro coliseum feuding with the Enforcers.
It’s time for the WCW Top Ten for the weekend of October 5!
(the change in rankings will be according to the September 21 Top Ten since I don’t have last week’s show)
10. Diamond Studd [-]
9. PN News [^1]
8. Johnny B. Badd [v1]
7. Cactus Jack [v3]
6. Dustin Rhodes [same]
5. WCW World TV Champ Steve Austin [same]
4. 4. El Gigante [same]
3. Barry Windham same]
2. Ron Simmons [same]
1. WCW U.S. Champion Sting [same]
WCW World Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger
Way to go, Cactus!
“Investigative reporters” Paul E. Dangerously and Missy Hyatt go look for the Chamber of Horrors in some sketchy looking abandoned warehouse up in Jersey, which is apparently where Paul E’s uncle told them to go. So far, they’ve found nothing and just end up insulting one another.
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger (w/Harley Race & Mr. Hughes) vs. Terry Bronson
The champ is HERE! He ends Bronson quickly with a PILEDRIVER. (0:52) I can’t believe it lasted that long.
Tony Schiavone joins Lex Luger and his entourage in the ring for an interview. They talk about how great they are and how Ron Simmons and Barry Windham and anyone else who gets in their way is going to get hurt BADLY.
- Bobby Eaton vs. Cactus Jack
This should be good. Eaton meets Cactus at the runway and gives him a good licking. He even delivers a suplex on the floor and drives Cactus into the guardrail before returning to the ring. They fight like kids in a schoolyard until Cactus knocks Eaton out to the floor. Jack comes off the apron with a clothesline and then drops Eaton throat-first on the guardrail. Back in, Cactus pounds and chokes away before delivering a modified Jeff Jarrett Stroke for 1-2-NO! They trade blows, but Jack catches Eaton with an inverted atomic drop and follows up with the Cactus Jack Clothesline. Jack tosses Eaton into the steps and then lifts up the floor mats. Jack brings Eaton over to the concrete for something, but Eaton counters with a back suplex on the concrete right on his head! Back in, Eaton hits a Swinging Neckbreaker to set up the ALABAMA JAM, but Abdullah sneaks in and decks Eaton off with his Singapore cane. Cactus covers for 1-2-3.(4:43) Nice little brawl and Cactus taking that concrete bump was big stuff back then. **¾
Recap from last week on one of the syndicated shows as Tom Zenk receives a sneak attack in the locker room by two guys who knocked down the camera man so they couldn’t be seen. Zenk knows who it was though and it was obviously Mr. Hughes and Harley Race. He will get his revenge.
- The Diamond Studd vs. TC Carter
Scott Hall is a role model to kids, you know. He delivers a belly-to-back superplex and finishes with the DIAMOND DEATH DROP (1:27) Tony reminds us that Diamond Studd will be part of the Chamber of Horrors match at Halloween Havoc.
- Johnny B. Badd (w/Teddy Long) vs. Keith Hart
Badd debuts the Badd Blaster here, which would become his trademark throughout his career as Johnny B. Badd in WCW. He’s definitely improved since July, I can say that much. The High Knee sets up the KISS THAT DON’T MISS.(1:51) He’s a bad man, folks.
Next week, Brian Pillman and Mike Graham take on Terrence Taylor and Thomas Rich of the York Foundation!
Final Thoughts: Entertaining show this week with Cactus-Eaton of course being the highlight. Of all the people to mix up with Cactus Jack, Eaton never came into my mind for some reason.