This Week in 90’s Wrestling: March 8th-14th

MARCH 10

1990

WWF Superstars aired a show taped on February 13 from Phoenix, AZ. The show included a rare television match for Hulk Hogan, as he faced Dino Bravo. As Bravo and Earthquake attacked Hogan in the post-match, the Ultimate Warrior made the save but Hogan was not receptive to his help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuVPxnjCY5k

World Championship Wrestling aired a show taped on February 28 from Altoona, PA. In the main event, U.S. Tag Team Champions Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk faced the Midnight Express in a ***1/2 match. The post-match angle was great, as Cornette held a tennis racket over Pillman’s throat and the MX executed a rocket launcher. The announcers mentioned that Cornette hinted that he found out something about Pillman’s past. This was originally supposed to be a storyline that would play on Brian Pillman’s real life history of throat cancer, but booker Jim Barnett nixed the angle and forbid the announcers from mentioning Pillman’s history, claiming that they should save it for the day that Pillman was a bigger star. The show did a 3.3 rating.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdlsny_z-man-brian-pillman-vs-midnight-exp_sport

1991

WCW Main Event aired a show taped on February 12 in Anderson, SC. Sting and Larry Zbyszko had a short but excellent ***1/2 match that was much better than you might think on the surface.

In The “To Watch” Queue:

Emilio Charles Jr., Sangre Chicana & Bestia Salvaje vs Corazon de Leon, Vampiro & La Fiera (CMLL 03/10/95)