American Wrestling Trivia

World Championship Wrestling 1989


Clash of the Champions V - "Valentine's Day Massacre"

1989-02-15, CSU (Cleveland State University), Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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  1. Midnight Express def. The Russian Assassins
  2. Butch Reed def. Steve Casey
  3. Lex Luger def. The Blackmailer (Dick Murdoch??)
  4. Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams def. The Fantastics
  5. Ricky Steamboat def. Bob Bradley
  6. Rick Steiner def. Rip Morgan
  7. Six Man Champs The Road Warriors & Genichiro Tenyru (scheduled to face Sting, Michael Hayes & Junkyard Dog) ended up facing Rotunda, Williams & Kevin Sullivan because the Varcity Club had locked Sting & Friends in the backstage area; the match was a double-DQ because Sting & Friends rushed the ring and a nine-man brawl began

The Chi-Town Rumble

1989-02-20, UIC Pavillion, Chicago, Illinois

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  1. Michael Hayes def. Russian Assassin I
  2. Sting def. Butch Reed
  3. The Midnight Express (Lane & Eaton) def. The New Original Midnight Express (Randy Rose & Jacko Victory)
  4. TV championship: Mike Rotunda def. Rick Steiner (ch)
  5. US championship: Lex Luger def. Barry Windham (ch)
  6. Tagteam championship: The Road Warriors (ch) def. Steve Williams & Kevin Sullivan
  7. NWA championship: Ricky Steamboat def. Ric Flair (ch)

Clash of the Champions VI - "Ragin' Cajun"

1989-04-02, (Same day as WWF WrestleMania 5), Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans

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  1. NWA championship: Ricky Steamboat (ch) def. Ric Flair in Falls 2 & 3 in a 3-fall match
  2. Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams upset the Road warriors to win the NWA World tag Team titles (biased ref Teddy Long gave the belts away after Williams pinned Hawk for a FAST TWO-COUNT even though Hawks shoulders were off the mat!)
  3. Bob Orton (with Gary Hart) def. Dick Murdoch
  4. TV championship: Sting (ch) def. Rip Morgan
  5. US tag championship: Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steiner (ch) def. Dan Spivey & Kevin Sullivan
  6. US championship: Lex Luger (ch) def. Jack Victory
  7. Great Muta def. Steve Casey
  8. Ranger Ross def. The Iron Sheik (DQ)
  9. Junkyard Dog def. Butch Reed
  10. Samoan Swat Team (Samu & Fatu) def. the Midnight Express

Wrestle War 1989: Music City Showdown

1989-05-07, Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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  1. The Great Muta def. Doug Gilbert
  2. Butch Reed def. Ranger Ross
  3. Bullrope match: Dick Murdoch def. Cowboy Bob Orton
  4. The Dynamic Dudes def. The Samoan Swat Team
  5. US championship: Michael Hayes def. Lex Luger (ch)
  6. TV championship: Sting (ch) def. The Iron Sheik
  7. NWA championship: Ric Flair def. Ricky Steamboat (ch)
  8. Tagteam championship, special referee Nikita Koloff: The Road Warriors def. Steve Williams & Mike Rotunda (ch) (DQ)
  9. US tagteam championship: Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steiner (ch) def. Kevin Sullivan & Dan Spivey

Clash of the Champions VII

1989-06-14, Fort Bragg Gymnasium, Ft Bragg, North Carolina, USA

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  1. NWA tagteam tourney semi-finals:
    Michael Hayes & Jim Garvin (surprise mystery replacement for Terry Gordy) def. Dynamic Dudes (Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace)
  2. Midnight Express def. Samoan Swat Team
  3. Final: Hayes & Garvin def. Express when Gordy interfered, to win the belts
  4. Ricky Steamboat def. Terry Funk (DQ); Luger rescued Steamboat and then attacked him with a chair
  5. Norman The Lunatic (aka Makhan Sigh and Bastion Booger) def. Mike Justice
  6. Kevin Sullivan & Mike Rotunda def. the Steiner Brothers
  7. TV championship: Sting (ch) def. Wild Bill Irwin
  8. Steve Williams (now good) fought Terry Gordy to a double countout
  9. Ding Dongs def. Cougar Jay & George South
  10. Ranger Ross def. "The Terrorist" (maybe David Sierra)

The Great American Bash 1989 - "The Glory Days"

1989-07-23, Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland

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  1. Two ring battle royale:
    1. Elimination order in ring 1:
      Elim. Name By
      1Ranger RossRon Simmons
      2Ron SimmonsMike Rotunda
      3Scott HallSid Viscious
      4Terry GordyRotunda & Sullivan
      5Wild Bill IrwinDr. Death
      6Eddie GilbertDan Spivey
      7Scott SteinerRotunda & Sullivan
      8Dan SpiveyMike Rotunda
      9Mike RotundaDr. Death
      10Dr. DeathSid Viscious
      11Kevin SullivanRick Steiner
      12Rick Steinerhimself, followed Sullivan
      13Flyin' Brianhimself, missed splash attempt on Sid
      Sid Vicious

      Winner: Sid Vicious

    2. Elimination order in ring 2:
      Elim. Name By
      1Ron SimmonsRanger Ross
      2Ranger RossDan Spivey
      3Kevin SullivanRick & Scott Steiner
      4Rick SteinerScott Hall
      5Scott SteinerScott Hall
      6Eddie GilbertTerry Gordy
      7Terry GordyEddie Gilbert
      8Scott HallDan Spivey
      9Wild Bill IrwinDr. Death
      10Flyin' BrianRotunda & Spivey
      11Mike rotundoDr. Death
      12Dr. Death Steve WilliamsDan Spivey
      Dan Spivey

      Winner: Dan Spivey

    3. Instead of fighting, Dan Spivey & Sid Vicious split the prize money.
  2. Brian Pillman def. Wild Bill Irwin.
  3. Skyscrapers def. Dynamic Dudes
  4. Tuxedo Street Fight: Jim Cornette def. Paul E. Dangerously
  5. Tornado match: Steiner Brothers def. Kevin Sullivan & Mike Rotunda
  6. TV championship: Sting vs. Great Muta (double pin fall)
  7. US championship: Lex Luger (ch) def. Ricky Steamboat (DQ)
  8. War Games: Road Warriors, Midnight Express & Steve Williams beat Fabulous Freebirds & Samoan Swat Team
    Double steel cage ring. One from each team begins, next contender let in after five minutes, then each two minutes. First to give up loses.
    Period one Bobby Eaton Jimmy Garvin
    Period two Terry Gordy
    Period threeSteve Williams
    Period four Samu
    Period five Animal
    Period six Fatu
    Period sevenStan Lane
    Period eight Michael Hayes
    Period nine Hawk
  9. NWA championship: Ric Flair (ch) def. Terry Funk

Clash of the Champions VIII - "Fall Brawl"

1989-09-12, Frank McGuire Arena

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  1. Tagteam championship: The Freebirds (ch) def. The Steiners
  2. Brian Pillman def. Norman
  3. US championship: Lex Luger (ch) def. Tommy Rich
  4. Road Warriors def. Samoan Swat Team
  5. Tom Zenk def. Cuban Assassin
  6. Sid Vicious def. Ranger Ross
  7. Steve Williams def. Mike Rotunda
  8. Ric Flair & Sting def. Great Muta & Dick Slater (DQ) (Slater replaced Terry Funk, who showed up anyway and smothered Flair with a plastic bag)

Halloween Havoc 1989 - "Settling the Score"

1989-10-28, Civic Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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  1. Tom Zenk (Z-Man) def. Captain Mike Rotunda
  2. The Samoan Swat Team & The Samoan Savage def. The Midnight Express & Steve Williams [w/Jim Cornette]
  3. "Wildfire" Tommy Rich def. The Cuban Assassin
  4. Tagteam championship: The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes) (ch) def. The Dynamic Dudes [w/Jim Cornette]
  5. Grudge tagteam match: Doom [w/Woman] def. The Steiner Brothers
  6. US championship: Lex Luger (ch) def. Brian Pillman
  7. Road Warriors [w/Paul Ellering] def. Skyscrapers [w/Theodore R. Long] (DQ)
  8. Thunderdome cage match, special referee Bruno Sammartino: Sting & Ric Flair [w/Ole Anderson] def. Terry Funk & The Great Muta [w/Gary Hart]
    The only way to win was to have the opponent team's terminator throw in the towel. The Great Muta was TV champion at the time, and Ric Flair was the world champion. Anderson threw Hart's towel in to end the match.

Clash of the Champions IX

1989-11-15, RPI Fieldhouse, Troy, New York, USA

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  1. Fabulous Freebirds def. Road warriors (DQ)
  2. Doom def. Eddie Gilbert & Tommy Rich
  3. Midnight Express def. Dynamic Dudes
  4. Steve Williams def. Super Destroyer
  5. Steiner Brothers (tag champions) vs. Skyscrapers (2xDQ) (non-title)
  6. US championship: Lex Luger (ch) def. Brian Pillman
  7. NWA championship, I Quit Match: Ric Flair (ch) def. Terry Funk

Starrcade 1989 - Future Shock

1989-12-13, The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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The event featured a tag team and a singles tournament, competed in matches with 15 minute time limits. Pinfall or submission victory scored 20 points, count-out 15, disqualification 10, and a draw awarded 5 points to each participant.

Tag team tournament

Road Warriors0202040
Steiner Brothers2001535
Wild Samoans0102030

Singles tournament

Lex Luger2051035
Ric Flair052025
Great Muta0000
  1. Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) def. Doom (Ron Simmons & Butch Reed) [w/Woman & Nitron] (CO)
    In the first match in the tag team torunament, Steiner Brothers win when Simmons is counted out, scoring 15 points in the tournament.
  2. Lex Luger (US champion) def. Sting
    In the first match in the singles tournament, Luger, with his feet on the ropes, pins Sting with less than thirty seconds remaining, scoring 20 points in the tournament.
  3. Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) [w/Precious Paul Ellering] def. Doom
    Animal pins Reed for 20 points.
  4. Ric Flair [w/Ole & Arn Anderson] (NWA champion) def. Great Muta [w/Gary Hart] (TV champion)
    Flair quickly pins Muta for 20 points, becoming the first to pin Muta in WCW.
  5. Steiner Brothers def. Road Warriors
    Scott pinned Animal for 20 points.
  6. Sting def. Great Muta
    Sting pinned Muta for 20 points.
  7. Wild Samoans (Samoan Savage & Fatu) [w/Big Kahuna] def. Doom
    Fatu pins Reed after Kahuna pushes him into the pin, for 20 points.
  8. Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger (TLD)
    The match ends in a time-limit draw while Flair had Luger in a figure-four leglock, giving both participants 5 points each.
  9. Wild Samoans def. Steiner Brothers (DQ)
    Scott is disqualified for sending Fatu over the top rope, giving the Samoans 10 points.
  10. Lex Luger def. Great Muta (DQ)
    Luger came limping into the ring, but eventually won the match when Muta was disqualified after spraying green mist in Luger's face, giving Luger 10 points.
  11. Road Warriors def. Wild Samoans
    Hawk pins Samoan Savage to win the match and the tag team tournament.
  12. Sting def. Ric Flair
    Sting pins Flair to win the match and the tournament.
Peter Krefting / $Date: 2021-05-05 21:51:17 $ /