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  ...and the story
of 'the lost boys'.
 

1990
January 1990
Background - From January through March 1990, the WCW booker is Ric Flair who has been working, not very successfully,as a babyface. Flair has hired a group of young wrestlers, including Shane Douglas, Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk with the intention of turning heel after his circuit with Luger, thenbeating the young babyfaces to extend his own ring longevity. But things don't go according to plan. Zenk and Pillman hit on a killer angle with the Midnight Express and Flair loses the book after heavy criticism of using it to promote himself......

January 1 – Atlanta, GA (Omni) 6.30pm
Ric Flair d. (DQ) Lex Luger

January 2nd 1990 - Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountain Center)
4pm TV Tapings
Arn Anderson defeated The Great Muta to win the NWA Television Championship

January 3 – Atlanta, GA(Center Stage)
4pm TV Taping
Ric Flair/Sting/Arn Anderson d. (DQ) Great Muta/Buzz Sawyer/Dragon Master

January 4 - Roanoke, VA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman booked vs Fabulous Freebirds

January 5 – Raleigh, NC (Dorton Arena) 7pm
Mike Rotunda d. Brad Anderson … Samoan Savage d. Ranger Ross … Eddie Gilbert/Tommy Rich d. Royal Family … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin) … Midnight Express d. Dynamic Dudes, Ric Flair/Ole Anderson/Arn Anderson d. Great Muta/Buzz Sawyer/Dragon Master … Sting D-COR Lex Luger

January 6 – Charlottesville, VA (University Hall) 7pm
Mike Rotunda d. Brad Anderson … Samoan Savage d. Ranger Ross … Eddie Gilbert/Tommy Rich d. Royal Family … Ole Anderson/Arn Anderson d. Great Muta/Dragon Master … Dynamic Dudes d. Midnight Express … Shane Douglas d. Jim Cornette … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. (DQ) Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Sting D-COR Lex Luger

Saturday January 7 - Steubenville, OH (St. John Arena) - cancelled 
Sunday Janaury 8 - Rochester, NY (Dome Center) - cancelled

January 9 – Saginaw, MI (Civic Center) (turn away crowd)
4pm TV Taping
Lex Luger d. Eddie Gilbert … Arn Anderson d. (DQ) Buzz Sawyer dq … Steve Williams d. Cactus Jack … Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin/Midnight Express d. Dynamic Dudes/Rock & Roll Express … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner/Animal d. (DQ) Doom/Skyscrapers … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger

January 10 – Toledo, OH (SeaGate Center) - 6.30pm

1.  The New Zealand Militia (Jacko Victory & Rip Morgan) defeated Tommy Rich & Eddie Gilbert

2.  Norman pinned The Iron Sheik with a roll up.  The Iron Sheik originally won the match with his feet on the ropes but the referee had the bout continue after Tom Zenk informed him of what had occurred.

3.  Tom Zenk pinned Michael Hayes with a roll up.
(Pillman/Zenk vs Freebirds was booked.)
4.  Steve Williams pinned The Samoan Savage after The "Oklahoma Stampede".

5.  Mark Callous & Dan Spivey fought the Road Warriors to a double count-out.

6.  Sting, Arn Anderson, & Ole Anderson defeated The Great Muta, Buzz Sawyer, & The Dragon Master when Arn pinned Dragon Master with the DDT.

7.  NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger.

January 11 – Hammond, IN

1.  The New Zealand Militia (Rip Morgan & Jacko Victory) defeated Tommy Rich & Eddie Gilbert.

2.  Mike Rotundo defeated Ranger Ross.

3.  Norman the Lunatic defeated The Iron Sheik.

4.  Tom Zenk defeated Michael Hayes.

5.  Steve Williams pinned The Samoan Savage

6.  Mark Callous & Dan Spivey fought the Road Warriors to a double count-out.

7.  Sting, Arn Anderson, & Ole Anderson defeated The Great Muta, Buzz Sawyer, & The Dragon Master when Arn pinned Dragon Master with the DDT.

8.  NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger.

January 11 - Hammond, IN (Civic Center) 6.30pm (sellout 5,400)
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Freebirds booked for this show. In the event Tom Zenk d. MichaelHayes

January 12 – Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Gardens Arena) 7pm
Royal Family d. Eddie Gilbert/Tommy Rich … Norman d. Iron Sheik … Brian Pillman d. Michael Hayes … Steve Williams d. Samoan Savage … Road Warriors D-COR Skyscrapers … Sting/Arn Anderson/Brian Pillman d. Great Muta/Buzz Sawyer/Dragon Master … Ric Flair d. (DQ) Lex Luger
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Freebirds originally booked for this show

January 13 – Charleston, WV
Royal Family d. Eddie Gilbert/Tommy Rich … Norman d. Iron Sheik … Steve Williams d. Samoan Savage … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. (DQ) Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin) … Road Warriors d. Mike Rotundo/Mark Callous … Sting/Ole Anderson/Arn Anderson d. Great Muta/Buzz Sawyer/Dragon Master … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger

  Flipping  the Birds

January 14 – Asheville, NC
Royal Family d. Eddie Gilbert/Tommy Rich … Norman d. Iron Sheik … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin) … Steve Williams d. Samoan Savage … Road Warriors d. Mike Rotundo/Mark Callous … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger … Sting/Arn Anderson/Brian Pillman d. Great Muta/Buzz Sawyer/Dragon Master

January 15 – Johnson City, TN
Ric Flair/Sting/Arn Anderson d. Great Muta/Buzz Sawyer/Dragon Master

January ?? – Greensboro, NC
Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman d. Ned Brady/Bob Cook

January 20 – Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Arena)
Royal Family d. Eddie Gilbert/Ranger Ross … Tommy Rich d. Mike Rotundo … Kevin Sullivan d. (COR) Norman COR … Rock & Roll Express d. Midnight Express … Samoan Swat Team d. Dynamic Dudes … Arn Anderson d. Buzz Sawyer … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom (cage)

January 21 – Richmond, VA (Richmond Coliseum)
Mike Rotundo d. Tommy Rich … Eddie Gilbert/Ranger Ross d. Royal Family … Rock & Roll Express d. Midnight Express … Kevin Sullivan d. Norman … Samoan Swat Team d. Dynamic Dudes … Sting d. Great Muta … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom (cage)

January 22 – Raleigh, NC (Dorton Arena) Television Taping
Samoan Savage d. Ranger Ross … Kevin Sullivan d. Norman … Dynamic Dudes d. Midnight Express … Shane Douglas d. Jim Cornette … Samoan Swat Team d. Rock & Roll Express … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger … Sting/Ole Anderson/Arn Anderson d. Great Muta/Buzz Sawyer/Dragon Master (cage)

"Zenk and Pillman are looking way better as a team than anyone expected....Rock'n Roll aren't going to cut it this time around. Zenk and Pillman fit the same niche and are younger, fresher looking and tons better in the ring to the fans" Meltzer 1/22/90

January 23 – Greenville, SC tapings
Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman d. Mod Squad (US tag tourney) … Dynamic Dudes d. Royal Family … Ric Flair (WC) d. Tom Zenk

"It was a total face match until Flair reversed a reverse cradle and held onto the tights for the win" Meltzer 2/1/90  According to Meltzer "Flair pinned Zenk wrestling as a total heel in a good match but unspectacular and less reaction to Flair's old heel spots than in years back (Carolina fans were confused as Zenk not over enough for them to cheer him even though Flair played heel).' Meltzer 2/12/90. Reviewing the tape - the crowd are, in fact, cheering Zenk.

January 24 – Myrtle Beach, SC

January 25 – Columbia, SC
Rock & Roll Express d. Samoan Swat Team … Eddie Gilbert/Tommy Rich d. Royal Family … Animal d. (DQ) Mark Callous … Dynamic Dudes d. Midnight Express … Shane Douglas d. Jim Cornette … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom (cage)

January 26- Charlotte North Carolina

January 26 – Atlanta, GA
Mike Rotundo d. Tommy Rich … Dynamic Dudes d. Royal Family … Kevin Sullivan d. Norman … Rock & Roll Express d. Midnight Express … Sting d. Dragon Master … Arn Anderson d. Great Muta … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner/Road Warriors d. Doom/Samoan Swat Team (Samaon Savage & Fatu)(cage)

January 30 – Marietta, GA
Dynamic Dudes d. Cactus Jack/Mike Rotundo … Rock & Roll Express d. Mod Squad … Road Warriors/Steve Williams d. Samoan Swat Team/Fatu … Lex Luger d. Sting … Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin d. Eddie Gilbert/Tommy Rich … Midnight Express d. Rock & Roll Express … Ric Flair d. Tom Zenk

rspw report - The NWA's recent emulation of the WWF seems to be coming to close. Flair's match with Zenk on the Power Hour is a clear heel-turn setup. Turner apparently has decided that his champ doesn't sell well as a face, and will return him to his glory as a heel. The question I have now is who is the champion going to be? If the NWA turns away from WWF-itis then Flair will remain (with a loss or two so he can have held the belt the most number of times). Otherwise look for Sting or Lugar (after a face turn) to win the strap - Rick Gillespie 

February 1990
February 1 - Memphis, TN (Mid South Coliseum) 6.30pm
Mike Rotunda d. Ranger Ross … Dynamic Dudes d. Royal Family … Norman d. Kevin Sullivan … Rock & Roll Express d. Midnight Express … Road Warriors/Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom/Skyscrapers … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger

February 2 – Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 7pm
Mike Rotunda d. Ranger Ross … Dynamic Dudes d. Royal Family … Norman d. Kevin Sullivan … Rock & Roll Express d. Midnight Express … Road Warriors/Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom/Skyscrapers … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger

February 3 - Oklahoma City, OK (State Fair Arena) 7pm
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Freebirds booked for this show

February 4 – Dallas, TX (att 2,500)
Midnight Express d. Rock & Roll Express … Steve Williams d. Samoan Savage … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Sting/Arn Anderson d. Buzz Sawyer/Dragon Master … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom … Road Warriors D-COR Skyscrapers … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger

February 5 - OFF

February 6 – The Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas - Clash of the Champions X - Texas Shootout
3pm
Attendance of 3,000

Gate of $30,000

Shown Live on TBS (Rating of 4.5)

Announcers:  Jim Ross & Jim Cornette

1.  Steve Williams pinned The Samoan Savage (a.k.a. Sam Fatu, Tama, The Tonga Kid) at 7:50 after a delayed press slam and a backslide.

- Terry Funk interview with The Four Horsemen.  Ole Anderson tells Sting his usefulness has been used up, and to tell the championship comittee that he doesn't want a shot at Flair's title.  Sting refuses, and Flair & The Andersons attack him and turn heel.

2.  Tom Zenk & Brian Pillman defeated The Mod Squad (Spike & Basher) at 9:55 when Zenk pinned Basher with a crossbody block.

rspw report - Mod Squad (no background and no music) vs. Z-Man and Flyin Brian Pillman (who got music and an overlay, but no background or interview).  This was pretty much Zenk/Pillman all the way, pretty much a squash, with the Mod Squad not getting a chance until around 4:10, when they started to beat on Pillman, locked him in their corner, and so forth. Cornette:  The Midnight Express are not here tonight, they had to go to a fundraiser for the committee to re-elect Mayor Marion Barry. The Mod Squad kept changing, and illegally double teaming, (as opposed to Z/F's legal double teaming :-) with Bryan not able to make it back to his corner.  At about 8:00, Pillman started coming back a little, but at 9:10, Spike missed a fly, and Pillman dramatically made the tag at 9:30.  It was all over by 9:49. Z-Man came in at the same time that the bigger mod-squadder came  in, there was a burst of action, then Zenk ran into the corner, ran up onto the second rope and came out of the corner with a twisting body press, which turned into a lateral press with a cradle.....Spike came in to try to make the save but Brian came in as well, and did a fairly neat drop kick over the top of the pile, and then the ref leapt across the pile to count the pin, so there was sort of a triple move, pretty good.... 

rspw detaled report  - Brian Pillman and "Z-Man" Tom Zenk vs. The MOD Squad (Spike and Basher) Pillman and Spike begin the match, as Spike gets Pillman in an armbar. Pillman reverses it into an armbar of his own, snapmare, and a knee drop.
Cover, but a two count. Tie-up, and an elbow strike by Spike. Irish whip by Spike towards the corner, but Pillman flips over Spike when he charges and hits a hip toss. Dropkick by Pillman, then an armdrag takedown. Z-Man is tagged in, spinning armdrag, and an arm submission. Spike gets out of it however and tags in Basher. Armdrag by Zenk, an elbow by Basher, but Zenk gets the Irish whip. Shoulder block by Basher, he bounces off the ropes, leap frog by Zenk, and Zenk monkey flips Basher to the mat. Tie-up, headlock by Basher, and Zenk tags Pillman back in. Chop by Pillman, he then tags Zenk back in, kicks Basher, and Zenk hits a running enzigieri for a two count. Spike runs in and punches on Zenk, they go for a double clothesline, but when Zenk reaches the ropes where Pillman is he slingshots Pillman over the top rope and he nails the flying clothesline onto The MOD Squad. Double
dropkicks by Pillman and Zenk, and The MOD Squad leaves the ring. Basher finally gets back in the ring, and tags Spike back in. Spike and Pillman tie-up, and Spike gets the advantage with a punch to the face. Pillman reverses things however with a Irish whip and back bodydrop, and then chops Spike in the corner. Irish whip by Pillman, reversed, and Spike slams Pillman's face into the mat. Basher is tagged in, and he smashes Pillman's face into the mat from the second rope. Spike is tagged back in, cover, but only a two count. Spike slams Pillman into the turnbuckle, and the Squad double teams Pillman as the referee tends to Zenk. Irish whip by the now
legal Basher and he nails the clothesline. Cover, but Zenk breaks it up. Another double team by the Squad, cover, but Pillman kicks out. Front facelock by Spike, but Pillman gets out of it with a few chops. Spike regains the advantage however with a kick to the gut, Basher is tagged back in, cover, but a two count. Basher slaps on a reverse chinlock, Pillman fights back with a series of elbows, but Basher floors him with a knee to the gut. Spike is tagged back in and drops the elbow. Reverse chinlock by Spike, Pillman gets to his feet, Irish whip, leapfrog, and Pillman lands the flying elbow. Spike tags in Basher and Pillman doesn't get the tag. Pillman reverses an attack into a pin, but Spike breaks it up. Kick by Basher, and
Spike is tagged back in. Scoop slam by Spike, he goes to the top rope, but misses the elbow drop. Pillman tags Zenk in, and the Z-Man goes nuts on the MOD Squad. Chops by Zenk in the corner, Irish whip, reversed, but Zenk jumps up onto the second rope and hits the twisting crossbody pin for the three count. Your winners: Pillman and Zenk
Match Thoughts: At first I thought the match had potential, but it seemed to
drag on and Pillman/Zenk didn't have nearly enough offense. The MOD Squad
was a jobber tag team that never took off, and it seemed odd them having 80%
of the offense in the match.....

3.  Mil Mascaras pinned Cactus Jack Manson at 4:55 after a flying bodypress.

- After the match, Cactus attacks the band "The Tough Guys" playing at the event, and gets into a brawl with the lead singer, "Wolf Wild".

4.  Norman the Lunatic pinned Kevin Sullivan off-camera in a "Falls Count Anywhere" match at 7:10 in the women's bathroom.

- Terry Funk interviews Lex Luger, as Funk runs down the fans.

5.  The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) defeated The Skyscrapers (Dan Spivey & Mark Callous) by disqualification at 7:00 when Spivey hit Animal with a chair and the two teams continued brawling.

6.  "Titles Vs. Masks":  NWA World Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers defeated Doom (Doom #1 and Doom #2) at 13:19 when Rick pinned the unmasked Butch Reed after a roll-up, while Reed was shocked from being accidently unmasked by a Steiner headlock.

- After the match, Doom #2 was forced to unmask, revealing Ron Simmons underneath the hood.

7.  Ric Flair, Ole Anderson & Arn Anderson defeated The Great Muta, Buzz Sawyer & The Dragon Master in a steel cage match at 6:10 when Anderson pinned Dragon Master after a DDT.

- Sting attempted to interfere in the match, but upon being pulled off the cage by security he landed on the floor and tore ligaments in his leg, putting him out of action indefinately.

February 7 – Beaumont, TX (Civic Center) 
4pm TV Tapings - Interviews at 3pm
Ric Flair/Arn Anderson d. Rock & Roll Express … Cactus Jack d. Mike Rotundo … Kevin Sullivan d. (COR) Norman … Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin d. Dynamic Dudes … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Midnight Express

setting up final for the tag team tourney at syndicated tv in following week.

February 8 - Belton, TX (Bell County Expositon Center) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Freebirds booked for this show

February 9 – San Antonio, TX (Hemisfair Arena) 7pm
Manuel Villalobos d. Chuck Allen … Mil Mascaras d. Eddie Gilbert … Cactus Jack d. Alex Porteau … Rock & Roll Express d. Midnight Express … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin) … Arn Anderson d. Tommy Rich … Road Warriors d. Skyscrapers … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom .. Hawk won a battle royal

February 10 – Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Gardens) 7pm
Norman/Shane Douglas d. Royal Family … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Samoan Swat Team … Arn Anderson d. Tom Zenk … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin (booked as street fight) … Brian Pillman d. (DQ) Lex Luger … Road Warriors d. Skyscrapers … Hawk won a battle royal

February 11 – Knoxville, TN (Civic Coliseum) 2pm
Dynamic Dudes d. Royal Family … Mike Rotundo d. Eddie Gilbert … Kevin Sullivan d. Norman (street fight) … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin) … Arn Anderson d. Ricky Morton … Road Warriors D-COR Skyscrapers … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Samoan Swat Team … Rock & Roll Express d. Midnight Express … Ric Flair d. (DQ) Lex Luger

rspw report - The latest news in the NWA is that next week on World Wide Wrestling it will be The Fabulous Freebirds vs "Flyin'" Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk to determine the next US Tag Team Champions. Just today, The Freebirds defeated the Dynamic Dudes to move on to the finals. Also, Pillman & Zenk defeated the Midnight Express(GREAT MATCH!!!) to move on to the finals. 

February 12 – Rainesville, AL (Civic Center) 
4pm TV Tapings - Interviews at 3pm
Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman d. Jimmy Garvin/Michael Hayes (US tag tourney finals) new champs
Z-Man and Flyin' Brian win the finals of the 8-team tournament to win the United States tag team championship

"Brian Pillman & The Z-Man v. The Fabulous Freebirds - WCW TV 2/12/1990. Unfortunately the Freebirds unit here is Hayes & Garvin rather than Hayes & Gordy, which would’ve been awesome. Anyone who has seen one of those Raven Secrets Of The Ring DVDs that ROH has released over the past year will be familiar with “babyfaces shine, heels get heat, babyfaces come back.” That’s all this is. It’s so simple, yet so well-done, and gets such a great crowd reaction that you can’t help but love it." 

February 13 – Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountain Center) 4pm TV tapings
Ric Flair d. Brian Pillman

February 14 - Albany, GA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Freebirds booked for this show

February 15 – Augusta, GA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Eddie Gilbert d. Cactus Jack … Norman d. Zan Panzer … Samoan Savage d. The Gladiator … Dynamic Dudes d. Samoan Swat Team … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Hawk d. (DQ) Mark Callous … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom

February 16 Carbondale, IL (SIU Arena) 7pm
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Freebirds booked for this show

February 17 - Jackson, TN (Oman Arena, formerly Civic Center) 7pm
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Freebirds booked for this show

February 18 - Murfreesboro, TN (Charles Murphy Athletic Center) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Freebirds booked for this show

February 19 - Toccoa, GA (Stephens County High School) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Freebirds booked for this show

February 20 – Ozark, AR (Civic Center) 
4pm TV Tapings Interviews at 3pm
Lex Luger d. (DQ) Ric Flair

February 21 – Birmingham, AL (Boutwell Auditorium) 6.30pm
Tommy Rich d. Cactus Jack … Rock & Roll Express d. Midnight Express … Norman d. Kevin Sullivan … Samoan Swat Team d. Eddie Gilbert/Ranger Ross … Dynamic Dudes d. Royal Family … Arn Anderson d. Ricky Morton … Ric Flair d. (DQ) Lex Luger

February 22 – Atlanta, GA (Center Stage Theater)
4pm TV Tapings - Interviews at 3pm
Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman (USTC) v. Jimmy Garvin/Michael Hayes

February 23 – Asheville, NC (Civic Center) 7pm
Tommy Rich d. Cactus Jack … Rock & Roll Express d. Midnight Express … Norman d. Kevin Sullivan … Dynamic Dudes d. Royal Family… Arn Anderson d. Ricky Morton … Ric Flair d. (DQ) Lex Luger

Saturday February 24 - OFF

February 25 – Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, South Carolina - Wrestle War 1990 - Wild Thing Pay-Per-View
3pm
Attendance of 9,894

Gate of $100,000

Pay-Per-View Buyrate of 1.6

Announcers:  Jim Ross and Terry Funk

1.  Kevin Sullivan & Buzz Sawyer defeated The Dynamic Dudes (Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace) at 10:15 when Sawyer pinned Douglas.

2.  Norman the Lunatic pinned Cactus Jack Manson at 9:33.

3.  The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeated The Midnight Express (Stan Lane & Bobby Eaton) (with Jim Cornette) when Gibson pinned Lane with a cradle at 19:31.

4.  The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) defeated The Skyscrapers (Mark Callous & A Masked Man) in a "Chicago Street Fight" at 4:59 when Hawk pinned the Masked Man after hitting the "Doomsday Device".  The masked member of The Skyscrapers was Mike Enos.  After the bout, a tuxedo-clad Doom team brawled with The Road Warriors.

5.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Brian Pillman & Tom Zenkdefeated Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin) at 24:32 whe Pillman pinned Garvin with a crossbody block.

"the match was way too long. Zenk and Pillman tried and didn't look bad, but the match was bad. Garvin was just awful. The NWA has just a few weeks to decide whether or not to allow his contract to extend for another year and if there is anything on the borderline he did a great job in hurting his own case. Finish was booked well but looked pretty sloppy in execution. Pillman pinned Garvin with a flying body press during a four way."  Half a *" Meltzer 3/5/90

rspw report - The newly crowned U.S. Tag Team champions Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk defended against the team which the fought for the titles in the tournament, 
the Fabulous Freebirds. To start, the Freebirds were accompanied into the ring by two women dressed in sequined gowns who were supposed to take their robes. The Freebirds turned their backs to the women to take off their robes, when Pillman and Zenk took their place, toke the Freebirds robes, and put them on themselves. The Freebirds turned around and Pillman and Zenk knocked them out of the ring, and mimicked the Freebirds. Pillman and Zenk dominated the start of the match, then traded off. Eventually Pillman came off the top turnbuckle with a flying body press on Garvin for the pin. 

6.  NWA World Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers defeated NWA World Television Champion Arn Anderson & Ole Anderson at 16:05 when Rick pinned Ole with a cradle.

7.  NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger by countout at 38:08 when Luger released Flair from the Torture Rack (as Flair was screaming "I Quit!" while the referee was knocked down) to save Sting at ringside, who was being attacked by Arn & Ole Anderson.

February 26 – Beckley, WV (sell out crowd 5,000)
4pm TV Tapings - Interviews at 3pm
Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Royal Family … Ric Flair d. Tommy Rich … Robert Gibson d. (DQ) Jimmy Garvin … Dynamic Dudes d. (DQ) Midnight Express … Road Warriors d. Doom … Lex Luger d. Samoan Savage

February 27 - Waldorf, MD (Thomas Stone High School) 6.30pm

February 28 – Altoona, PA (Jaffa Mosque) (att 4,200 in house)
4pm TV tapings - Interviews at 3pm
Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman (USTC) d. (DQ) Midnight Express … Lex Luger d. Samu, Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Royal Family, Kevin Sullivan/Cactus Jack d. Norman/Mike Rotunda dq.

Cornette hit Zenk with the tennis racquet and then went after Pillman's throat with the racquet 'injuring' Pillman's throat and stealing the tag belts. After the angle, the NWA decided not to push the injury aspect as NWA don't want to make a play of injuring internal organs or acknowledge Pillman's throat problems as a child. 
This is considered a major booking mistake as it tones down the heat in a very promising angle.  Cornette and Midnights having major trouble with NWA following Flair's resignation from committee. 

"The angle with Zenk and Pillman on 3/10 [broadcast date] was fabulous. All the men involved deserve a round of applause ...This was the best angle in the NWA in a long, long time and the extra touch of unnecessary violence was really appreciated" (Letter to WON 4/2/90) 
 

March 1990
Flair resigns as NWA booker. "Flair was being saddled with most of the blame for the company's failures since he was both ... booker and World Champion" (Meltzer 3.12.90)  Herd and Barnett return to the booking committee.

March 5 – Amarillo, TX (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Cuban Assassin d. Cajun Predator … New Samoans d. Eddie Gilbert/Manuel Villalobos … Norman d. Kevin Sullian … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Jimmy Garvin/Steve Casey … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom … Lex Luger d. (DQ) Ric Flair

Steve Casey substituted for Michael Hayes. Hayes on suspension for failing drug test.
"Zenk and Pillman top candidates for Fourth Horseman spot. Flair wants Pillman". (Meltzer 3/5/90)

March 6 - Lubbock, TX (Civic Center) 6.30pm
USTC Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Freebirds booked for this show .

March 7 Midland, TX (Chapparal Center, Midland College) 6.30pm
USTC Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Freebirds booked for this show.

March 8 - El Paso, TX (County Coliseum) 6.30pm
USTC Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Freebirds booked for this show.

March 9 – Columbia, SC (Township) 7pm
Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman (USTC) d. Midnight Express 
"Hot" Meltzer 3/19/90

March 9 - Savannah, GA (Civic Center) 7pm

March 10 – Greenville, SC (Auditotium) 7pm
Ric Flair v. Lex Luger

March 10 - Florence, SC (South Florence High School ) 7pm
USTC Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Freebirds booked for this show .

March 11 - Danville, VA (City Auditorium) 2pm

March 11 – Atlanta, GA (The Omni) 7pm (att 8,300 in house)
Johnny Ace d. (DQ) Fatu … Mike Rotundo d. Cactus Jack … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Jimmy Garvn/Steve Casey … Norman d. Kevin Sullivan … Road Warriors d. Doom … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Minnesota Wrecking Crew II … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger

March 12 – Marietta, GA (Cobb County Civic Center) 
3pm TV Tapings
Animal d. (DQ) Ron Simmons … New Samoans d. Eddie Gilbert/Tommy Rich … Eddie Gilbert d. Jimmy Garvin
USTC Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express (Lane and Eaton/w. Cornette) booked for this show.

March 13 – Columbus, GA (Municipal Auditorium)
3pm TV Tapings
Ric Flair d. Ricky Morton … New Samoans d. Rock & Roll Express … Doom d. Eddie Gilbert/Tommy Rich … Eddie Gilbert drew Cactus Jack … Lex Luger d. Samu … Minnesota Wrecking Crew II d. (COR) Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner … Hawk d. Butch Reed (street fight)

March 14 - Tallahassee, FL (Civic Center) 6.30pm

March 15 - Jacksonville, FL (Memorial Coliseum) 6.30pm

March 16 – St. Petersburg, FL (Bayfront Center) 7pm
Eddie Gilbert d. Cuban Assassin … Tommy Rich/Johnny Ace d. New Samoans … Norman d. Kevin Sullivan … Mike Rotundo d. Cactus Jack … Road Warriors d. Doom … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Minnesota Wrecking Crew II … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger

March 17 – Daytona Beach, FL (Ocean Center) 7pm
Eddie Gilbert d. Cuban Assassin … Mike Rotundo d. Cactus Jack … Norman d. Kevin Sullivan … Tommy Rich/Johnny Ace d. New Samoans … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Minnesota Wrecking Crew II … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger

March 18 – Miami, FL (FIU Golden Panther Arena) (att 2,200 in house)
3pm TV Tapings
Butch Reed d. Hawk … Road Warriors d. Doom … Norman/Mike Rotunda D-COR Kevin Sullivan/Cactus Jack … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. (DQ) Doom … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. New Samoans … Cactus Jack d. Eddie Gilbert … Tommy Rich/Johnny Ace drew Cuban Assassin/Samu … Samu drew Ranger Ross

March 19 - Ft. Pierce, FL (St Lucie Civic Center) 6.30pm

March 20 – Saginaw, MI (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Eddie Gilbert d. Samu … Samoan Savage/Fatu d. Tommy Rich/Johnny Ace … Mike Rotundo d. Cactus Jack … Rock & Roll Express d. Jimmy Garvin/Steve Casey … Brian Pillman/Eddie Gilbert (sub for Zenk who is ill) d. Midnight Express … Road Warriors d. Royal Family

March 21 – Dayton, OH (UD Arena) 6.30pm
Ranger Ross d. (DQ) Samu … Samoans d. Tommy Rich/Johnny Ace … Mike Rotundo d. Cactus Jack … Rock & Roll Express d. Jimmy Garvin/Steve Casey … Brian Pillman/Eddie Gilbert (sub. for Zenk who is ill) d. Midnight Express … Road Warriors d. New Zealand Militia

March 22 - Farmland, IN (Moore Central High School) 6.30pm
March 22 - Toledo, OH (Seagate Center) 6.30pm
USTC Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express w/Cornette booked for this show .

March 23 – Chicago, IL (UIC Pavilion) 7pm (att 6,500)
Mike Rotundo d. Cactus Jack … Norman d. Kevin Sullivan … Rock & Roll Express d. Jimmy Garvin/Steve Casey … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Minnesota Wrecking Crew II … Road Warriors d. Doom … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger
USTC Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express w/Cornette originally booked for this show. 

March 24 – St. Louis, MO (The Kiel) 7pm (att 4,500)
Norman d. Cactus Jack … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Midnight Express … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Minnesota Wrecking Crew II … Road Warriors d. Doom … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger

March 25 – Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Arena) 6.30pm (att  5,000 in house)
Mike Rotunda d. Cactus Jack … Rock & Roll Express d. Jimmy Garvin/Steve Casey … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk (USTC) d. Midnight Express … Norman d. Kevin Sullivan … Road Warriors d. Doom … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Minnesota Wrecking Crew II … Ric Flair d. Lex Luger

March 26 – Johnstown, PA (Cambria County War Memorial Arena)
3pm TV Taping
Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman (USTC) d. Midnight Express

"Zenk and Pillman vs Midnights had a hot angle, but most of the heat was killed in the boardroom and the rest of the heat was done away with this weekend when Zenk and Pillman stole the belts back " (WON 4/2/90)

March 27 – Canton, OH (Canton Civic Center)
3pm TV taping for TBS special
Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman (USTC) d. (DQ) Midnight Express

March 28 - Myrtle Beach, SC (Convention Center) 6.30pm
March 28 - Harrisonburg, VA (Harrisonburg High School) 6.30pm
USTC Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express w/Cornette booked for this show 

March 29 - Hampton, VA (Coliseum) 6.30pm
USTC Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express w/Cornette booked for this show 
March 29 - Bluefield, WV (Auditorium) 6.30pm

March 30 – Richmond, VA (Richmond Coliseum) 7pm
Mike Rotunda d. Johnny Rotten … Norman d. Johnny Ringo … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Midnight Express … Doom d. Hawk/Tommy Rich … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Minnesota Wrecking Crew II … Lex Luger d. (DQ) Ric Flair

March 30 - Lynchburg, VA (City Armory) 7pm

March 31 - Knoxville, TN (Civic Coliseum) 7pm
USTC Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express w/Cornette booked for this show 

March 31- Portsmouth, OH (Portsmouth High School) 7pm

"Ole Anderson took over the book in early 1990, and accomplished one thing and one thing only in his booking stint: running WCW close to SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS into the ground. That's right, seven MILLION dollars. Ole Anderson had literally jobbed the company's brightest stars into oblivion at the expense of pushing old-timers who Ole felt would work cheaply out of fear that it was their last chance to put food on the table for their families... House show business was at it's absolute worst. Ole was running two separate sets of house shows: The "A" shows, featuring the wrestlers that Ole felt deserved pushes  and the "B" shows, featuring wrestlers who Ole was trying to bury. Night in and night out, the "B" shows drew crowds almost twice the size of the "A" shows." 

April 1990

April 1 – Asheville, NC
Ric Flair v. Lex Luger

April 2-  Gainesville Georgia: Television Tapings at  Georgia Mountains Center 
1.  Mark Callous defeated The Italian Stallion

2.  The Samoan Swat Team defeated Rick Riddle & Pat Rose

3.  Mark Callous defeated Tommy Rich

4,  NWA World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Doom.

5.  The Midnight Express (Lane & Eaton) defeated Chris & Mark Youngblood.

6.  Mark Callous defeated Dennis Fowler.

7.  Tommy Rich defeated Paul Drake.

8.  Hawk defeated Butch Reed.

9.  Chris & Mark Youngblood defeated Rick Fargo & Galaxian #1.

10.  Eddie Gilbert fought Samu to a draw.

11.  NWA US Tag Team Champions Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk defeated Ole & Arn Anderson.

12.  Mike Rotundo, Norman the Lunatic, & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Jerry Rose, Mark Kyle, & Bob Cook.

13.  Kevin Sullivan & Cactus Jack defeated Tim Parker & Keith Hart.

14.  Doom defeated Rick Fargo & Zan Panzer.

15.  NWA World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Ole & Arn Anderson.
 

April 5 – Charlottesville, Virginia
1.  Mike Rotundo defeated Samu.

2.  Mark Callous defeated Johnny Ace.

3.  Norman the Lunatic defeated Kevin Sullivan.

4.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk defeated The Midnight Express (Lane & Eaton)to retain the NWA United States Tag-Team Championship.

5.  NWA World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Arn & Ole Andersonto retain the NWA Tag-Team Championship.

6.  NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification when Ole Anderson interfered and attacked Luger as Flair was caught in the Torture Rack.
 

April 6 – Washington, D.C. (D.C. Armory)
Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman (USTC) d. Midnight Express … Lex Luger d. (DQ) Ric Flair

April 7 – Philadelphia, PA (Civic Center)
1.  Norman the Lunatic & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Kevin Sullivan & Cactus Jack when Norman pinned Sullivan.

2.  Ranger Ross fought Jack Victory to a draw.

3.  Mike Rotundo pinned Samu.

4.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk defeated The Midnight Express (with Jim Cornette), despite interference from Jim Cornette, when Zenk pinned Bobby Eaton. (30.00) Meltzer rated the match ****and a quarter

5.  Scott Steiner pinned Bam Bam Bigelow (with Sir Oliver Humperdink) after the "Frankensteiner".

6.  NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger with his feet on the ropes.

April 8 – Atlanta, GA (Omni)(att 8,000 in house)
1.  Mike Rotundo defeated Samu.

2.  Johnny Ace defeated The Cuban Assassin.

3.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk defeated The Midnight Express to retain the titles.(23.00) Meltzer rated the match ****

4.  Norman & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Kevin Sullivan & Cactus Jack.

5.  Rick Steiner defeated Jacko Victory.

6.  Paul Ellering defeated Teddy Long in a "boxing match" via disqualification when Mark Callous interfered.

7.  The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin.

8.  Scott Steiner defeated Bam Bam Bigelow via disqualification.

9.  NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger pinned NWA World Champion Ric Flair in a non-sanctioned, non-title, steel cage match.
 

April 9 – Greenwood, MS tapings (att 3,000 in house)
Midnight Express d. Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman (USTC) (non-title)Lane hits Pillman with the tennis racquet in a non-title match.Meltzer rated the match **** … Rick Stiner d. Butch Reed dq, Midnight Express d. Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk, Cactus Jack/Bam Bam Bigelow d. Mike Rotundo/Norman, Rock & Roll Express d. Midnight Express dq, Road Warrior Hawk d. Ron Simmons
 

April 12 – Kansas City, MO
Mark Callous d. Johnny Ace … Norman d. Michael Hayes … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Midnight Express … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Wild Samonas … Road Warriors d. Doom … Ric Flair d. (DQ) Lex Luger

April 14 – Houston, TX (att 2,000)
1.  Norman the Lunatic defeated Cactus Jack.

2.  Robert Gibson defeated Jim Garvin.

3.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk defeated The Midnight Express.

4.  Ricky Morton defeated Michael Hayes.

5.  NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated The Samoan Swat Team.

6.  The Road Warriors defeated Doom.

7.  NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification when Flair threw the challenger over the top rope.
 

April 15 – San Antonio, TX (att 400)
1.  Mark Callous defeated Johnny Ace.

2.  Shane Douglas defeated Manuel Villalobos.

3.  Norman the Lunatic defeated Cactus Jack.

4.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk defeated The Midnight Express when Zenk pinned Bobby Eaton to retain the titles.

5.  NWA World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Fatu & The Samoan Savage.
 

April 16 – Beaumont, TX (Beaumont Civic Center)(att 1,000)
1.  Shane Douglas defeated Manuel Villalobos.

2.  Mark Callous defeated Johnny Ace.

3.  Norman the Lunatic defeated Cactus Jack.

4.  The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering defeated Doom & Teddy Long in a 6-Man Tag-Team Match

5.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk defeated The Midnight Express.

6.  NWA World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Fatu & The Samoan Savage.
 

April 17 – Baton Rouge, LA  (The Centroplex)Television tapings
Midnight Express/Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin d. Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman/Rock & Roll Express … Rock & Roll Express d. The Galaxians … Road Warriors d. Royal Family … Scott Steiner d. Ron Simmons

April 18 – Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Coast Coliseum)
.  Manuel Villalobos defeated The Cajun Predator.

2.  Mark Callous pinned Johnny Ace.

3.  Norman the Lunatic defeated Cactus Jack.

4.  The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering defeated Doom & Teddy Long in a 6-Man Tag-Team Match.

5.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk defeated The Midnight Express.

6.  NWA World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated The Samoan Swat Team.
 

April 19 – Charleston, West Virginia - The Civic Center

1.  Mark Callous pinned Eddie Gilbert.

2.  Paul Ellering defeated Teddy Long in a "Lights Out" match.

3.  The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin).

4.  Tommy Rich defeated Rip Morgan.

5.  The Road Warriors and NWA World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Doom, Ole Anderson, & Arn Anderson in an 8-Man Tag-Team Match.

6.  NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger pinned Samu.

April 20 – Cincinnati, Ohio - The Cincinnati Gardens
1.  Mike Rotundo pinned Jacko Victory.

2.  Tom Zenk defeated Cactus Jack.

3.  Bobby Eaton fought Johnny Ace to a draw.

4.  Paul Ellering fought Teddy Long to a no-contest in a "Lights Out" match.

5.  The Road Warriors defeated Doom when Hawk pinned Ron Simmons with a clothesline.

6.  NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger pinned Brian Pillman by lifting his shoulder out of a bridged back suplex during the three count as Pillman's shoulders were pinned.

- After the bout, the two hugged out of respect.

April 20 - Augusta, Georgia
1.  Abdullah the Butcher pinned Ranger Ross.

2.  Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Tommy Rich.

3.  Mark Callous pinned Eddie Gilbert.

4.  The Samoan Swat Team defeated Brad Anderson & Rocky King.

5.  The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin when Ricky Morton pinned Garvin.

6.  NWA World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Ole & Arn Anderson in a non-title "Stretcher Match" when, after Scott scored a pin, Rick hit a Steinerline on the other opponent and took him backstage on a stretcher.

April 21 – Rockford, IL matinee

April 21 – Charleston, SC

April 21 – Hammond, IN (Hammond Civic Center)(att 4,500)
1.  Tom Zenk defeated Jacko Victory.

2.  Mike Rotundo defeated Cactus Jack.

3.  Stan Lane defeated Johnny Ace.

4,  Paul Ellering defeated Teddy Long by disqualification.

5.  The Road Warriors defeated Doom.

6.  Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Lex Luger via disqualification.

April 22 – Greenville, SC matinee

April 22 – Columbia, SC

April 22 – Cedar Rapids, IA
Tom Zenk d. Stan Lane

April 23 – Marietta, GA tapings (att 1600, sellout)
Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman (USTC) d. Joel Deaton/Samu … Ric Flair DDQ Lex Luger

April 24 – Atlanta, GA (Center Stage Theater) tapings

April 25 – Utica, NY

April 26 – East Rutherford, NJ (Meadowlands)
Mark Callous drew Mike Rotundo 15 minutes … Abdullah the Butcher/Norman d. Cactus Jack/Kevin Sullivan … Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman (USTC) d. Midnight Express … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner (WTC) d. Samoan Swat Team … Animal d. (DQ) Butch Reed … Tom Zenk/Robert Gibson d. Jimmy Garvin/Michael Hayes … Lex Luger d. (DQ) Ric Flair (WC)

The booking Committee's mistake in downplaying the Pillman-injury angle becomes apparent when Zenk and Pillman defend their tag titles against the Midnights in this straight title defense with all the heat removed from the feud. The hard core Meadowlands crowd cheer the Midnights and boo the tag team champs. Both teams, however, turn in a  four star performance. Zenk gets a second dose of anti-face heat from the Meadowlands crowd later in the evening when he subs for Ricky Morton in a match between the Rock'n Roll Express and Freebirds.

rspw report - 3) Midnight Express vs Z-Man and Pillman for the US tag team belts. 
This match had a stipulation where if the Z-Man and Pillman won they would get 5 minutes with Cornette.  The action was good Pillman took a beating and was hit with the racket a few times. The match ended with Z-Man pinning Eaton after Z-Man reversed and used a bag of powder against Eaton when the ref was not looking.   Cornett originally handed the bag to Eaton.  The five minutes with Cornett was more like 1 minute.   BTW, most of the crowd was behind the MEs. 

6) Robert Gibson & Z-Man vs Freebirds.   According to Capetta Ricky Morton's plane had to be re-routed.  That's funny.... the weather was fine last night in the NYC area.  The crowd was 100% behind the Birds to the point were they were booing Gibson and Z-Man.  The faces won when Gibson pinned Hayes.  Afterwards the Birds stayed in the ring and got some more cheers from the fans. This is the first time that I can remember Heels staying in the ring after a match to get cheers. 

April 27 – Harrisburg, VA

April 28 – Baltimore, MD
Rick Steiner/Animal d. Minnesota Wrecking Crew II … Brian Pillman d. Rip Morgan … Norman d. Cactus Jack … Paul Ellering d. (COR) Teddy Long COR … Eddie Gilbert D-COR Kevin Sullivan … Lex Luger d. Ric Flair (cage)

April 28 – Ocala, FL (Vanguard High School)
Mike Rotundo d. Gary Albright … Jacko Victory d. David Sierra … Tom Zenk d. (DQ) Mark Callous … Ron Simmons/Samu d. Johnny Ace/Tommy Rich … Rock & Roll Express d. Jacko Victory/Bobby Eaton

April 29 – Greensboro, NC
Cactus Jack Manson drew Brad Anderson … Brian Pillman d. Italian Stallion …
Norman/Abdullah the Butcher d. Kevin Sullivan/Sir Oliver Humperdinck … Paul Ellering d. (COR) Teddy Long (no DQ) … Rick Steiner/Animal d. Wayne Bloom/Mike Enos (stretcher) … Lex Luger d. (DQ) Ric Flair (WC) (Ole Anderson interferes)

April 30 – Athens, GA
Mike Rotundo d. Gary Albright … Samoans d. Lee Scott/Johnny Ace … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Midnight Express (Meltzer reports- "30 minutes - great match") 
… Brian Pillman/Tommy Rich/Rick Steiner d. Samu/Minnesota Wrecking Crew II

April 30 – Camp Lejeune, NC
Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger
 

May 1990
May 1 - Rainesville, AL (Civic Center)
3pm TV taping
USTC Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express booked for this show - 5 min w/JCornette

May 2 - Greenwood, SC (Civic Center) 
3pm TV Taping
USTC Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express booked for this show - 5 min w/JCornette

May 3 - Ft. Bragg, NC (Ritz-Epps Center) 6.30pm
USTC Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Samoan Swat Team booked for this show.

May 4 – Boston, MA (Boston University - Walter Brown Arena) 7pm
Stan Lane d. Dutch Mantel … Bam Bam Bigelow d. Mike Rotundo … Johnny Ace d. Bobby Eaton … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom … Lex Luger d. (DQ) Ric Flair

May 4 - Williamson, WV (Williamson Fieldhouse) 7pm
Tom Zenk and Tommy Rich vs Samoan Swat Team booked for this show.

May 5 - Troy, NY (RPI Fieldhouse) 7pm
May 5 - Kingsport, TN (Dobyns-Bennett High School Gym) 7pm
Tom Zenk and Tommy Rich vs Samoan Swat Team booked for this show.
May 5 - St.Paul, MN (Civic Center) 7pm
Pillman vs Flair booked for this show

May 6 - Fredericton, NB (University of NB-Aitken Center) 6.30pm
May 7 - St.John, NB (Lord Beaverbrook Rink) 6.30pm

May 8 – Halifax, Nova Scotia (Metro Center) 6.30pm
Miek Rotunda d. Bruce Martin … Bam Bam Bigelow d. Joey Colbin … Norman/Mike Rotunda d. Dutch Mantel/Kevin Sullivan … Animal d. Bobby Eaton … Hawk d. (DQ) Ric Flair

May 9 – Syracuse, NY (Bishop Ludden High School) 6.30pm (att 400)
Brian Pillman d. Cuban Assassin … Midnight Express d. Johnny Ace/Johnny Stewart … Mike Rotunda d. (DQ) Bam Bam Bigelow … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Samoan Swat Team (Meltzer reports *** match) … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom

May 10 – Rochester, NY (Dome Center) 6.30pm (att 500)
Brian Pillman d. Cuban Assassin … Midnight Express d. Johnny Ace/Johnny Stewart … Mike Rotunda d. (DQ) Bam Bam Bigelow … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Samoan Swat Team  … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom

May 10 - Hobbs, NM (Hobbs High School) 6.30pm
Zan Panzer d. Manuel Villalobos … Tommy Rich d. Dutch Mantel … Mark Callous d. Cajun Predator … Rock & Roll Express d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin

May 11 – Saginaw, MI (Civic Center) 7pm (att 650)
Cuban Assassin d. Tom Starr … Midnight Express d. Johnny Ace/Johnny Stewart … Mike Rotunda d. (DQ) Bam Bam Bigelow … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Samoan Swat Team … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom

May 11 - Clovis, NM (Clovis High School Gym) 7pm
Brad Anderson d. The Predator … Mark Callous d. Manuel Villalobos … Tommy Rich d. Dutch Mantel … Norman d. Cactus Jack … Rock & Roll Express d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin

May 12 – Detroit, MI (Cobo Arena) 7pm (att 1,700 )
Robbie Idol d. Ned Brady … Bam Bam Bigelow d. Paul Drake … Johnny Stewart d. Kevin Sullivan … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk d. Samoan Swat Team (Meltzer rates this match ** and three quarters.   Zenk 'injured' in 5/12 Detroit match and is replaced by Paul Drake with Pillman  for 5/13 Chicago)  … Scott Steiner/Mike Rotunda d. Midnight Express … Road Warriors d. Doom (street fight) … Rick Steiner d. (DQ) Ric Flair

May 12 – Mission, TX (Newhouse Complex) 7pm

May 13 – Chicago, IL (UIC Pavilion) 6.30pm
1.  Robbie Idol defeated Ned Brady.

2.  Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Jonnie Stewart.

3.  Kevin Sullivan defeated Rick Ryder.

4.  The Wild Samoans defeated Brian Pillman & Paul Drake (sub. for Tom Zenk who is 'injured')

5.  Road Warrior Animal & Mike Rotundo defeated Bobby Eaton & Stane Lane.

6.  NWA World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Doom.

7.  Hawk defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair (with Woman) via disqualification.

May 13 – Galveston, TX (Moody Center) 6.30pm
Manuel Villalobos d. Dino Hernandez … Tommy Rich d. Dutch Mantel … Mark Callous d. Dino Hernandez … Norman d. Cactus Jack … Rock & Roll Express d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin

May 14 - Indianapolis, IN (Convention Center) 
3pm TV Taping
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman match booked for this show -booking changed 14 May
May 15 - Battle Creek, MI (Kellogg Arena) 
3pm TV Taping
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman match booked for this show - booking changed May 14

May 16 – Dayton, OH (UD Arena) 6.30pm
Norman d. Rick Roberts … Mark Callous d. Rob Morgan … Rock & Roll Express d. Midnight Express … Tommy Rich d. Dutch Mantel … Animal d. Ron Simmons … Ric Flair d. Brian Pillman

May 17 - Hazard, KY (Memorial Gym) 6.30pm

May 18 - Knoxville, TN (Civic Center) 7pm

May 19 – Washington, D.C. (D.C. Armory) Capital Combat - 'The Return of Robocop' -  7,500 ($98,000)
Pay-Per-View Buyrate of 1.4

Announcers:  Jim Ross and Bob Caudle

1.  The Road Warriors & Norman the Lunatic defeated Bam Bam Bigelow, Kevin Sullivan, & Cactus Jack .

2.  Mark Callous defeated Johnny Ace.

3.  The Samoan Swat Team defeated Tommy Rich & Mike Rotundo.

4.  "Hair vs. Hair" Match:  Paul Ellering pinned Teddy Long after hitting him with the boxing glove that Long had loaded up.  After the match, Long's hair was cut off.

- Tony Schiavone interviews the Four Horsemen (Flair, Vicious, and The Andersons), who discuss the night's events.

5.  The Midnight Express (Stan Lane & Bobby Eaton) defeated NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Tom Zenk & Brian Pillman to win the titles when Eaton pinned Zenk after Lane connected with an enzugiri kick to Zenk's head.  Jim Cornette was locked in a cage at ringside for the match to prevent his interference.

Meltzer report - "In Ole Anderson's first PPV - Midnight Express win the US Tag team titles from Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman in 20.19. Jim Cornette was placed in a cage at ringside ...Pillman's chest was all bruised up before the match even started courtesy of working most of the past week with Flair. Good fast action all the way. In some spots the guys seemed slightly flat, I would guess because of the heat (no air conditioning). Still, it was the best match on the card. Zenk and Pillman did most of their best moves early. Midnights gained control when Pillman missed a tackle at the 10 minute mark and they worked him over for most of the rest of the way. Pillman juiced the hardway from the forehead which I understand wasn't mentioned nor evident to home viewers. He took one great bump from the apron on to the guard rail. Midnights did their usual hot moves, including two or three new ones while working Pillman over. The hot tag to Zenk was the biggest pop live of the entire night. After Zenk kicked out of the rocket launcher and Eaton missed a tackle into the corner, Zenk put the sleeper on. It turned into a four-way and Lane gave Zenk an enzuiguiri (karate kick to the back of the head, although it looked more like the upper back) and Eaton cradled Zenk for the win " DM *** and three quarters. 

WON 7/16/90 Steve Sims in a column article  lists this as one of the 10 best matches of 1990 

rspw report - Midnight Express (introduced as Mayor Marion Barry's favorite tag team combination) (introduced by and with The Prince of Polyester, James E. Widebody Cornette) (music) vs. The Z-Man & Flyin' Brian. Jim Cornette was supposed to be put into a cage by the side of the ring, but wasn't immediately.  Then the ref decked him :-), and Brian and Z caged him.  ....So Bobby and Pillman started.  Fast action with a high workrate is to be expected from these teams, and that was what we got.  Lots of tags, few rests, and so forth.  The ME kept on going to Cornette (in the cage) for advice).  First rest was at 4:00 or so. The battle of muscles, and tans.  Things began to run slower, with some mat work at 6:00 between Z and Beautiful Bobby.  No one had consistently been on top, although the match might have slightly favored Bryan and Z.  .... Then Bryan missed a move(scripted miss, this time) and jumped out of the ring.  At this point (around 10:10) the match started to go into the direction of the ME.  The ME started tagging in and out, working on Pillman's neck (which was softened by being bounced off of the around the ring barrier while he was out of the ring).  Pillman kept taking lumps, in and out of the ring, Bobby flew on Pillman at 14:30, but the pin attempt only went for a two count.  A series of two counts (and blood from the head of Pillman) at 15:45.  Pillman would fight back, but weakly.  Another fly (a leg drop) at 16:30, but still no pin.  finally, Z-Man tagged at 17:15.  Wait, Z man got a sleeper at 17:30, and then was knocked down, and ME put the rocket launcher on Z at 17:45, but another two count. Stan Savate'd Z at 18:35, in the back of the head, while he was supposed to be fighting Bobby.  Then Bobby rolled him up and pinned him at 18:43. New US Tag Team champions,, the Midnight Express, in a win that is as clean as wins get these days, and Cornette was not in it at all. 
 

- Robocop arrives backstage.

- Sting is attacked and locked in the cage that Jim Cornette was in by The Four Horsemen.  Robocop comes out and bends the bars of the cage, freeing Sting, and scaring the Horsemen away.

- Tony Schiavone interviews The Junkyard Dog.

6.  Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin in a "Corporal Punishment Match" (each man was given a leather strap to use) when Morton pinned Hayes with a sunset flip when Hayes was attempting to execute a second DDT on Gibson.

- Tony Schiavone interviews Doug Furnas, the "World's Strongest Man".  Sting comes out and has words for Ric Flair and The Horsemen.

7.  Doom (with Teddy Long) defeated NWA World Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers to win the titles when Reed fell on top of Rick Steiner for the pinfall after Ron Simmons hit Rick from behind as he was attempting a top-rope belly-to-belly suplex on Reed.  After the match, Tony Schiavone interviewed the celebrating champions and their manager.

8.  NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair (with Woman) by disqualification in a steel cage match after The Four Horsemen mechanically raised the cage and Barry Windham slid into the ring and attacked Luger while he had Flair trapped in the Torture Rack.

May 20 – Atlanta, GA (The Omni) 6.30pm
Mike Rotundo/Norman d. Dwayne Bruce/Bam Bam Bigelow … Tommy Rich d. Jimmy Garvin … Scott Steiner d. Michael Hayes … Ric Flair/Arn Anderson/Barry Windham d. Road Warriors/Rick Steiner … Junkyark Dog d. Mark Callous … Doom d. Rock &
Roll Express

Meltzer 21/5 announces Ole Anderson to be new chief booker and observes - "Expect ...Tom Zenk to be putting guys oover with Anderson as booker".

May 21 - Montgomery, AL (Civic Center) 
3pm TV Taping
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express booked for this show but program  has been changed.

May 22 – Ozark, AR (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk d. Cactus Jack … Mark Callous d. Johnny Ace … Doug Furnas d. Samoan Savage … Road Warriors d. Midnight Express … Doom d. (DQ) Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Samoan Swat Team booked for this show but program  has been changed.

May 23 - Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountain Center) 
3pm TV Taping
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express (5 min w/Cornette) booked for this show but program  has been changed.

May 24 – Memphis, TN (Mid South Coliseum) 6.30pm
Norman d. Cactus Jack … Tommy Rich d. Dutch Mantel … Johnny Ace d. Galaxian 1 … Midnight Express d. Road Warriors … Junkyard Dog d. Samoan Savage … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom

May 25 – St. Louis, MO (Kiel Auditorium) 7pm
1.  Bob Orton defeated Dutch Mantel.

2.  Johnny Ace defeated The Samoan Savage.

3.  Norman the Lunatic defeated Cactus Jack.

4.  The Road Warriors defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane.

5.  Rick & Scott Steiner defeated NWA World Tag Team Champions Doom via disqualification.

6.  The Junkyard Dog defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair in a non-title steel cage match.

May 26 – Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 7pm
Scott Armstrong d. Rick Fargo … Brian Pillman d. Galaxian … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Fatu/Cuban Assassin … Rock & Roll Express d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Scott Steiner won a battle royal

"Appears there will be a renewed push for Tommy Rich, while Tom Zenk, Norman and Cactus Jack don't appear to be seeing a whole lot of push. ....Don't know about Brian Pillman. He's booked mainly with the Iron Sheik and Mean Mark. That could mean lost in the shuffle but it may mean being shuffled to the bottom of the deck, but doesn't look like he'll be keeping the high face spot either". Meltzer 6/4/90 

May 26 – Norfolk, VA (The Scope) 7pm
Doug Furnas d. Zan Panzer … Tommy Rich drew Dutch Mantel … Johnny Ace d. Joe Cruz … Norman d. Cactus Jack … Doom d. Road Warriors … Junkyard Dog d. Ric Flair (non-title)

May 27 – Philadelphia, PA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Doug Furnas d. Cactus Jack … Norman d. Dennis Allen … Mark Callous d. Tom Zenk via a heart punch and clothesline …Doom (WTC) d. Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers … Road Warriors/Junkyard Dog d. (DQ) Ric Flair/Arn Anderson/Barry Windham

May 27  – Monroe, LA (Civic Center) 6.30pm

May 28 – Richmond, VA (Richmond Coliseum) 6.30pm
Doug Furnas d. Cactus Jack … Norman d. Zan Panzer … Mark Callous d. Tom Zenk … Tommy Rich d. Dutch Mantel … Doom d. Tracy Smothers/Steve Armstrong … Ric Flair/Arn Anderson/Barry Windham d. Road Warriors/Junkyard Dog

May 28 - Alexandria, LA (Rapides Parish Coliseum) 6.30pm

May 29 - Roanoke, VA (Civic Center) 
3pm TV Taping

May 30 – Raleigh, NC (Dorton Arena) 6.30pm (att 1,100) 
Mark Callous d. Zan Panzer … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Samoan Swat Team … Arn Anderson d. Tommy Rich … Rock & Roll Express d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Midnight Express d. Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk … Junkyard Dog d. (DQ) Ric Flair

May 31 – Charleston, WV (Charleston Civic Center) 6.30pm
Tommy Rich d. Brad Anderson … Brian Pillman d. Italian Stallion … Mark Callous d. Tom Zenk … Rock & Roll Express d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner/Junkyard Dog d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson/Barry Windham
 

Extract from wrestlers booking sheet for May 1990 - 
 
THE GUIDLEINES LISTED BELOW ARE TO BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO AND FAILURE TO DO SO, COULD RESULT IN FINES

- NO CURSING ON LIVE MICROPHONES
- NO SPITTING
- NO LOW BLOWS
- INDISCRIMINATE USE OF SECURITY RAILINGS, CHAIRS, STEPS, ETC WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. NEVER TOUCH OR USE AS A WEAPON, BROADCAST EQUIPMENT, CABLES, ETC - UNLESS YOU WANT TO PAY FOR IT.
- NO MATCHING TIGHTS FOR OPPONENTS
- ARRIVE ONE HOUR PRIOR TO START OF SHOWS, EXCEPT FOR TV TAPINGS, WHICH WILL BE BY SEPARATE NOTIFICATION
- ALL DIRECTIONS TO WRESTLERS WILL BE DELIVERED BY ROAD AGENTS AND ARE FINAL
- NEVER PHYSICALLY OR VERBALLY ABUSE REFEREES

June 1990
The direction Ole is heading in becomes clear "the most talked about aspect of the new reign has to do with talent. It appears we are going back in time, about eight-to- ten years to be exact, with the return of all the "old favorites" with t he emphasis on the word old and not favorites. Looking at the whole thing collectively it isn't a good sign.... " 
"So Anderson is bringing back a lot of older names who in theory should have some recognition in hopes it'll bring back the fans who have quit going to wrestling." 

Names he brings in are Paul Orndorff, Stan Hansen Iron Sheik, Buddy Landell , Bob Orton and Junkyard Dog. Anderson's angles include a black white race angle on which Melzer comments "for a promotion that wants to go national to try (and not succeed) to draw fans and use angles from the late 60s?"). The line up for the Clash of Champions on 6/13 marks the beginning of the split of the Z-Man and Flyin Brian - Zenk and Rotunda to meet Samaon Swat Team and Pillman against Mean Mark Callas. 
(Meltzer 6/4/90) 
 

 Meanwhile Mick Foley has had enough of Ole - 
"Cactus Jack finished up on Sunday night in Sunrise FL. Ole Anderson was going to job him out so he decided it would be best to quit. It appears both Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk are going to be phased down and out respectively" - this with more than a year left on theirr contracts. (Meltzer 6/18/1990)

June 1 – Pittsburgh, PA (Duquesne University - Palumbo Center) 7pm
Cheetah Kid d. Cactus Jack … Norman d. Ray Apollo … Mark Callous d. Johnny Ace … Rick Steiner d. Barry Windham … Doom d. Scott Steiner/Robert Gibson … Lex Luger d. (DQ) Ric Flair

June 2 – Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Arena) 7pm
Joey Maggs d. Dave Colman … Cheetah Kid d. Ray Apollo … Mark Callous d. Johnny Ace … Norman d. Cactus Jack … Doom d. Rock & Roll Express … Barry Windham/Arn Anderson d. Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner … Junkyard Dog d. (DQ) Ric Flair

June 3 - Asheville, NC (Civic Center) 2pm
Midnight Express v. Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman booked for this show.

June 3 - Altoona, PA (Jaffa Mosque) 6.30pm

June 4 - Anderson, SC (Civic Center) 3pm TV taping
June 5 - Bristol, TN (Viking Hall) 3pm TV Taping
The revised booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express.

June 6 – Columbia, SC (Township) 6.30pm
(USTC)Midnight Express v. Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman … Ric Flair v. Ricky Morton
Cornette hit in nose, bloodied by fan - Cornette beats fan in the face several times with racquet.

June 7 – Fayetteville, NC (Cumberland County Civic Center) 6.30pm
Brad Anderson d. Dutch Mantel … Fatu d. Italian Stallion … Norman d. Cactus Jack … Tommy Rich d. Samoan Savage … Rock & Roll Express d. Midnight Express … Doom d. Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner … Junkyard Dog d. Ric Flair

rspw report and speculation - NWA 'Out of action': Lugar, Sting, Norman, Eddie Gilbert, Sullivan 
NWA 'Going': Roadies 
NWA 'Gone?': Zenk, Rotundoda, Cactus Jack, Samoans. 
NWA 'Lost in Space': El Gigante 

rspw report 2 - An amazing amount of talent underneath that they aren't doing anything with.  If the Steiners are gone, they [WCW]'ve made the mistake of the decade.... Others: Callous, Pillman/Zenk, Pearl, Steiners, El Gigante, Bigelow, Van Vader, Buddy Landel, Samoans, Norman, Sullivan. Gone: Eddie Gilbert.- John F. Reeves

June 8 – St. Petersburg, FL (Bayfront Center) 7pm
Steve Collins d. Norman Smiley … Tommy Rich d. Super Destroyer … Mike Rotundo d. Cuban Assassin … Norman d. Cactus Jack … Doom d. Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner … Junkyard Dog/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson

June 8 – Gastonia, NC (Ashbrook High School) 7pm
Rock & Roll Express d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Midnight Express … Brian Pillman d. Fatu … Tom Zenk d. Samoan Savage … Brad Anderson d. Dutch Mantel … Johnny Ace d. Mark Callous
The original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs USTC Midnight Express.

June 9 – Orlando, FL (Orange County Civic Center) 7pm
Steve Collins d. Norman Smiley … Tommy Rich d. Super Destroyer … Mike Rotundo d. Jason Knight … Norman d. Cactus Jack … Doom d. Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner … Junkyard Dog/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson

June 9 – Beckley, WV (Civic Center)
Brad Anderson d. Dutch Mantel … Tom Zenk d. Samoan Savage … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Midnight Express … Johnny Ace d. Mark Callous … Rock & Roll Express d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin
The original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs USTC Midnight Express.

June 10 – Sunrise, FL (Sunrise Musical Theatre) 6.30pm
Mike Rotundo d. Cuban Assassin … Steve Collins d. Norman Smiley … Tommy Rich d. Super Destroyer … Norman d. Cactus Jack … Doom d. Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner … Junkyard Dog/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson

June 10 - Frankfort, KY (Civic Center) - 6.30pm
The original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs USTC Midnight Express. Revised booking has Tom Zenk vs Samoan Savage.

June 11 – Ft. Pierce, FL (St. Lucie Civic Center) (att 2,500)
3pm TV tapings
Arn Anderson d. Tom Zenk … Ric Flair/Arn Anderson/Barry Windham d. Junkyard Dog/Paul Orndorff/Rocky King

June 12 - Gainesville, FL (O'Connell Center/University of Florida) 6.30pm
Revised booking says 'OFF'.

June 13 – Charleston, SC (McAlister Fieldhouse) Clash of Champions XI - Coastal Crush 4,100
Shown Live on TBS (Cable Rating of 4.1)
12 noon

1.  The Southern Boys (Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong) defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin) at 7:15 when Smothers pinned Garvin after Armstrong came off the top rope and hit Garvin while he had Smothers in a pin attempt, reversing the pin.

2.  Tommy Rich defeated Bam Bam Bigelow by disqualification at 3:42 when the referee disqualified Bigelow for refusing to break a choke-hold by the five-count.

- A preview video for Big Van Vader was aired.

- Gary Capetta interviewed El Gigante.

3.  Tom Zenk & Mike Rotunda defeated The Samoan Swat Team (Fatu & Tama) at 5:22 when Rotunda illegally switched places with Zenk and scored the pin with a small package.

Meltzer scores it  ** and a half . "Finish saw Rotunda thrown over the top rope behind the refs back. Fatu then gave Zenk a Samoan drop and splashed onto him off the middle rope. Rotunda then pulled Zenk out of the ring behind the ref and Fatu's back and switched places. When Fatu picked Rotunda up, Rotunda 'surprised' him with a cradle. Good finish".

4.  Mark Callous (with Paul E. Dangerously) pinned Brian Pillman at 5:40 after a "Hot Shot".

5.  The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeated NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express (Stan Lane & Bobby Eaton) by disqualification at 11:49 when the referee disqualified Stan Lane for breaking up the pinfall attempt after Morton & Gibson hit the double-dropkick finisher on Eaton.

6.  Barry Windham pinned Doug Furnas at 5:41 after a backdrop suplex.

7.  NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger pinned Sid Vicious at 0:23 after a clothesline.

8.  NWA World Tag Team Champions Doom (Ron Simmons & Butch Reed) defeated The Steiner Brothers at 11:15 when Simmons pinned Scott Steiner after Butch Reed hit Steiner with an "international object" and Simmons fell on top of Scott for the pin.

Fight backstage between Ole and Steiner Bros who expected to retain belts.

9.  Paul Orndorff pinned NWA Television Champion Arn Anderson in a non-title match at 11:37 after reversing Anderson's roll-up into his own.

10.  The Junkyard Dog defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair by disqualification at 6:16 when The Horsemen interfered.

"This is from the thick of the Ole Anderson booking disaster, as he pushed his friends for cheap and fired and/or buried more expensive talent in hopes of getting them to quit" - SK

June 14 – Jacksonville, FL (Memorial Coliseum) 6.30pm
Lex Luger/Junkyard Dog d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham

June 15 - Savannah, GA (Civic Center) 7pm

June 16 – Augusta, GA (Civic Center) 7pm
Mark Callous d. Johnny Ace … Tommy Rich d. (DQ) Bam Bam Bigelow … Tracy Smothers d. Michael Hayes … Steve Armstrong d. Jimmy Garvin … El Gigante d. El Diablo … Midnight Express d. (DQ) Rock & Roll Express … Junkyard Dog/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham

June 17 – Atlanta, GA (Omni Coliseum) 6.30pm
Buddy Landel d. Tracy Smothers … Paul Orndorff d. Dutch Mantel … El Gigante d. Cuban Assassin … Mark Callous d. Johnny Ace … Brian Pillman d. (DQ) Bam Bam Bigelow … Rock & Roll Express d. Midnight Express … Rick Steiner d. Arn Anderson … Junkyard Dog/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham

June 18 - Montgomery, AL (Civic Center) 
3pm TV Tapings

June 19 – Columbus, GA
3pm TV tapings
Junkyard Dog d. Ric Flair

June 20 – Birmingham, AL (State Fair Arena) 6.30pm
Samoan Swat Team d. Starblazer/Danny Davis … Brian Pillman d. Dutch Mantel … Brian Pillman d. (DQ) Bam Bam Bigelow … Mark Callous d. Norman … Rock & Roll Express d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Barry Windham d. Tommy Rich … El Gigante d. El Diablo … Junkyard Dog d. Arn Anderson

June 21 – Memphis, TN (Mid-South Coliseum) 6.30pm
Samoan Swat Team d. Starblazer/Danny Davis … Brian Pillman d. Dutch Mantel … Bam Bam Bigelow d. Johnny Rich … Mark Callous d. Norman … El Gigante d. El Diablo … Rock & Roll Express d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Barry Windham d. Tracy Smothers … Junkyard Dog d. Ric Flair

June 21 - Sumter, SC (County Exhibition Center) 6.30pm
The original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express as a USTT contest. In revised bookings no match for Zenk and Pillman is booked vs Iron Sheik. Later booking sheet indicates this show may have been cancelled.

June 22 - Murfreesboro, TN (Charles Murphy Athletic Center) 7pm
June 22 - Laurinburg, NC (Pate Stadium) 7pm
The original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express as a USTT contest. Revised booking sheets have no matches for this venue. Later booking sheet indicates this show may have been cancelled.

June 23 - Knoxville, TN (Civic Coliseum) 7pm
June 23 - Hickory, NC (Hickory High School) 7pm
The original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express as a USTT contest. Revised booking sheets have no matches for this venue.Later booking sheet indicates this show may have been cancelled.

June 24 – Chattanooga, TN (UTC Arena) 6.30pm
Tracy Smothers d. Dutch Mantel … Brian Pillman d. Barry Horowitz … Tommy Rich d. Jimmy Garvin … Ricky Morton d. (DQ) Ron Simmons … Rick Steiner d. Buddy Landel … El Gigante d. Cuban Assassin … Junkyard Dog/Doug Furnas d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson

June 24 - Spartanburg, SC (Memorial Auditorium) 6.30pmThe original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express as a USTT contest. Revised booking sheets have no matches for this venue.

June 25 – Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountain Center)
3pm TV Tapings
Tommy Rich/Rock & Roll Express d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson/Sid Vicious

Meltzer 6/25/90 reviews Ole Anderson's tenure so far  - "Morale is pretty bad because everyone is so unsure of what their spot is. There is no doubt Anderson is trying to turn the clock back about a decade or more and change the business back to the "old way". That is attempt to phase out the contracts and run things regionally." 
Letters to WON criticize Anderson for "emptying the old grapplers' home." 

Anderson is hiring Tim Horner (The Star Blazer) and Brad Armstrong (The Candyman) [even while he is downgrading and pushing existing faces]. 

"And there is no logical reason that can be made for phasing down Brian Pillman but giving Tommy Rich a bigger push when the fans have been rejecting Rich since his return last summer.' 

June 26 - Toledo, OH (Seagate Center) 6.30pm
The original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express as a USTT contest.Revised booking sheets have no matches for this venue.Revised booking sheets have no matches for this venue.

June 26 – Niagara Falls, Ontario (Memorial Arena) 6.30pm
Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Doom … Scott Steiner d. Stan Lane … Brian Pillman d. Bobby Eaton … Rick Steiner d. Dutch Mantel … Rick Steiner d. Mark Callous … Junkyard Dog/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson
The original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express as a USTT contest.

June 27 – Toronto, Ontario (Exhibition Place Coliseum Arena ) 6.30pm
Mark Callous d. Nick DeCarlo … Brian Pillman d. Dutch Mantel … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Midnight Express … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. (DQ) Doom … Junkyard Dog d. Arn Anderson … Lex Luger d. Ric Flair
The original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express as a USTT contest.

June 28 – Brantford, Ontario (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Brian Pillman d. Dutch Mantel … Bobby Eaton d. Nick DeCarlo … Scott Steiner d. Stan Lane … Rick Steiner d. Bobby Eaton … Doom d. Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers … Junkyard Dog/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson

June 29 – Detroit, MI (Cobo Arena) 7pm
The Starblazer drew Barry Horowitz … Tommy Rich d. Dutch Mantel … Mike Rotundo d. Buddy Landel … Paul Orndorff d. Mark Callous … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom … Junkyard Dog d. Arn Anderson … Lex Luger/Tommy Rich d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham

June 29 - Bluefield, WV (Mitchell Stadium) 7pm
The original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express. Revised booking has Pillman vs Mark Callous and no booking for Tom Zenk. Revised booking sheets have no matches for this venue.

June 30 – Chicago, IL (UIC Pavilion)
The Starblazer d. Barry Horowitz … Tommy Rich d. Dutch Mantel … Mike Rotundo d. Buddy Landel … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. (DQ) Doom … Junkyard Dog d. Arn Anderson … Lex Luger/Paul Orndorff d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham

June 30 - Raleigh, NC (Dorton Arena) 7pm
The original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express. Revised booking sheets have no matches for this venue.
 

July 1990

July 1 – Cincinnati, OH (Monroe Central High School) 1pm
The Starblazer d. Barry Horowitz … Tommy Rich d. Dutch Mantel … Paul Orndorff d. Arn Anderson … Mike Rotundo d. Buddy Landel … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Doom … Junkyard Dog/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham

July 1 – Farmland, IN (Cincinnati Gardens) 6.30pm
Tommy Rich d. Barry Horowitz … The Starblazer d. Dutch Mantel … Mike Rotundo d. Buddy Landel … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. (DQ) Doom … Paul Orndorff d. Arn Anderson … Sting/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham

July 2 – Marietta, GA (Cobb County Civic Center)
3pm TV Taping - 1.45pm for interviews
Lex Luger/Junkyard Dog d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson

July 3 - OFF

July 4 – Greensboro, NC (Coliseum) 6.30pm
Tommy Rich d. Dutch Mantel … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Midnight Express … El Gigante d. Dr. X … Junkyard Dog d. (DQ) Arn Anderson … Rock & Roll Express d. (DQ) Doom … Buddy Landell d. Tom Zenk … Lex Luger/Paul Orndorff d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham

July 5 - Myrtle Beach, SC (Memorial Stadium) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk vs Buddy Landell

July 6 – Norfolk, VA (The Scope) 7pm
Tommy Rich d. Dutch Mantel … Paul Orndorff d. Mark Callous … Tommy Rich/Robert Gibson d. (DQ) Doom … El Gigante d. Moondog Rex … Buddy Landel d. Tom Zenk … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Midnight Express … Junkyard Dog/Lex Luger/Paul Orndorff d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson/Barry Windham

July 7 – Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Arena) Great American Bash - New Revolution - 10,000 ($150,000)

Pay-Per-View Buyrate of 1.7

Announcers:  Jim Ross and Bob Caudle

Dark Match:  David Sierra pinned Mr. X at 10:06.

1.  Brian Pillman pinned Buddy Landell at 9:29

2.  Mike Rotunda pinned The Iron Shiek at 6:46.

3.  Doug Furnas pinned Dutch Mantel at 11:18.

4.  Harley Race pinned Tommy Rich at 6:32.

5.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express (with Jim Cornette) defeated The Southern Boys (Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong) at 18:14 when Eaton pinned Smothers after Lane delivered a savate kick to the back of Tracy's head from the ring apron.

- Gordon Solie interviews Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin.

6.  Big Van Vader pinned Tom Zenk after a big splash at 2:16.  This was Vader's WCW debut.

Meltzer - "Big Van Vader pinned Tom Zenk in 2:16 with a big splash. There was interest in seeing Vader from the tv clips, and he got a babyface reaction coming down the aisle, especially when the fans saw the headgear blowing steam. Crowd was quiet once the match started because they couldn't work out if Vader was a  face or heel. Zenk sold his stuff good and he did some elbow drops and falling moves that got over because of his weight [251lbs]. But because of the time, this was really just a squash " 

rspw report 1 - .  Z-Man (music, run-in entrance, entered first) vs. Big Van Vader (Music, unusual headpiece with steam that you saw in the ads, masked, 399 lbs, run-in). Vader did some sort of "Samuari ceremony" with his headpiece before the match.  Z just looked like the recipient of a squash. Vader used muscle and weight against Z, who sold the squash in the best possible spirit.  At 2:13, Vader splashed a beaten Z-Man, and then lateral pressed him for the pin. 

rspw report 2 - I'm not sure I've seen any "name" wrestler go down as quickly or as helplessly as Zink did; if you didn't know better you would think he was a "redshirt"(a term missing from the glossary).  Broadcasting this slaughter doesn't bode well for the Z-Man's future in the N.W.A.

rspw report 3 -  [re] a possible trend in professional wrestling I find intriguing.  For the most part, until recently, faces have been faces and heels have been heels, save for turns. Recently I've noticed that all of the major promotions are flirting with ambiguity in the orientation (if I can borrow a D&D term) of wrestlers. 
Jerry Lawler, in the USWA is a good example of this.  The NWA has been playing around with Lex Luger for a long time.  He's turned more times than a pancake and is currently a nominal face who resorts to heel moves (feet on the ropes, telling the marks to f*ck off during his entrances) on occasion.  In the WWF Demolition was in a briefly ambiguous status between the Hart Foundation and the Colossal Connection.  Then, of course, there was the Anabolic Warrior. I expect the WWF to be the most conservative in this respect as Vince doesn't want to mess too much with proven money-makers.  The NWA has flirted a great deal with the notion but under Ole's booking is moving back towards a conservative approach.  (Though NWA fans tend to have their own minds about these things -- apparently Big Van Vader got a face pop in Baltimore, despite being booked against Zenk and having a 
killer heel reputation.  We all remember the Dynamic Dude vs. the Midnight 
Express.) ... I certainly like the idea of working the marks as "smart" by using the dressing room as a source of ambiguity. - Byron C. Howes 

7.  The Steiner Brothers defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin at 13:40 when Scott pinned Garvin after Rick executed a belly-to-belly supex.

8.  El Gigante, Paul Ornorff, & The Junkyard Dog defeated NWA Television Champion Arn Anderson, Barry Windham, & Sid Vicious by disqualification at 8:43 when Vicious threw Dog over the top rope.  This was El Gigante's WCW wrestling debut.

- Gordon Solie interviewed Lex Luger.

9.  NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger pinned Mark Callous (with Paul E. Dangerously) at 12:10 after a clothesline, despite Dangerously's interference and hitting Luger with his phone.

- Gondon Solie interviewed Sting.

10.  NWA World Tag Team Champions Doom (with Theodore R. Long) defeated The Rock 'n' Roll Express at 15:40 when Butch Reed pinned Robert Gibson following a shoulderblock off the top rope while Gibson was busy beating up Teddy Long.

11.  Sting pinned NWA World Champion Ric Flair at 16:06 to win the title after cradling Flair for the pin while Flair was attempting to execute the figure-four leglock after Sting missed a "Stinger Splash".  Sting's "Dudes with Attitudes" group (Paul Orndorff, Junk Yard Dog, & The Steiner Brothers) were at ringside to prevent the Four Horsemen from interfering.  Horsemen member Ole Anderson was handcuffed to El Gigante at ringside to prevent his interference.

July 8 – Asbury Park, NJ (Convention Hall) 6.30pm (1,700 in house)
Tom Zenk d. (DQ) Harley Race
"both looked good"   (WON 7/23/90). 

July 8 – Roanoke, VA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Samoan Swat Team d. Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers … Brad Armstrong d. Buddy Landel … Rock & Roll Express d. Doom … Junkyard Dog d. Arn Anderson … Sting/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham

July 9 – Gainesville, GA (sellout 1,500)
3pm for TV tapings - 1.45pm for interviews
tv air date 7.21 or 7/22
Sting d. Barry Horowitz … Doom d. Mike Rotundo/Tim Horner … Ricky Morton d. (DQ) Ron Simmons … Sting/Les Luger d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson

July 10 - OFF

July 11 - OFF

July 12 – Tulsa, OK (2,981 in house)
Doug Furnas d. Dutch Mantel … Brian Pillman d. Iron Sheik … El Gigante d. The Shadow … Vader d. Alex Porteau … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Midnight Express … Sid Vicious d. Tom Zenk … Sting/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham

July 12 - Little Rock, AR (Barton Coliseum) 6.30pm

July 13 – Dallas, TX (Reunion Arena) 7pm
Doug Furnas d. Dutch Mantel … Brian Pillman d. Iron Sheik … Bam Bam Bigelow d. The Starblazer … El Gigante d. The Shadow … Vader d. Alex Porteau … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. (DQ) Midnight Express … Sid Vicious d. Tom Zenk … Sting/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham 

July 13 - Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 7pm

July 14 – Oklahoma City, OK (State Fair Arena) 7pm
Norman d. Alex Porteau … Mike Rotundo d. Buddy Landel … Paul Orndorff d. Mark Callous … Ron Simmons d. Tommy Rich … Junkyard Dog d. (DQ) Arn Anderson … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Rock & Roll Express d. Samoan Swat Team

July 14 – St. Louis, MO (Kiel Auditorium) 7pm (2,544 in house)
1.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Tracey Smothers & Steve Armstrong.

2.  El Gigante defeated Dr. X.

3.  Sid Vicious defeated Tom Zenk.

4.  Big Van Vader defeated David Sierra.

5.  Brian Pillman defeated The Iron Sheik.

6.  Bam Bam Bigelow defeated The Star Blazer.

7.  Doug Furnas defeated Dutch Mantel.

8.  NWA World Champion Sting & NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham & Harley Race by disqualification when Race threw Sting over the top rope.

July 15 – Atlanta, GA (Omni Coliseum) 6.30pm
Brad Armstrong d. Dutch Mantel … Buddy Landel d. The Starblazer … Bam Bam Bigelow d. Doug Furnas … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Tommy Rich d. (DQ) Mark Callous … Vader d. Mark Kyle … Rock & Roll Express d. (DQ) Doom … Lex Luger d. (DQ) Sid Vicious … Sting/Paul Orndorff/Junkyard Dog d. Arn Anderson/Barry Windham/Harley Race 

July 16 - Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountain CEnter) 
3pm TV Taping - 1.45pm for interviews

July 17 - OFF
July 18 - OFF

July 19 - Savannah, GA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Booking has Tom Zenk vs Buddy Landell, Pillman vs Mark Callous, Flair vs Luger

July 19 - Panama City, FL (Marina Civic Center) 6.30pm

July 20 – Augusta, GA (Civic Center) 7pm (3,900 in house)
Brad Armstrong d. Barry Horowitz … Doug Furnas d. Dutch Mantel … Tom Zenk d. Buddy Landel … Paul Orndorff d. Arn Anderson … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Midnight Express … Mark Callous d. Brian Pillman … Sting/Lex Luger d. Barry Windham/Harley Race.

July 20 - Montgomery, AL (Civic Center) 7pm

July 21 – St. Petersburg, FL (Bayfront Center) 7pm  (2,700 in house)
Lou Perez d. Barry Horowitz … Sid Vicious d. Steve Collins … Doug Furnas d. Dutch Mantel … El Gigante d. The Shadow … Buddy Landel d. Tom Zenk … Brian Pillman d. Mark Callous … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Buddy Landel/Bobby Eaton … Paul Orndorff d. (DQ) Arn Anderson … Sting/Lex Luger d. Barry Windham/Harley Race

July 21 - Meridian, MS (Ray Stadium) 7pm

July 22 – Miami, FL (Knight Center) 6.30pm
Lou Perez d. Barry Horowitz … Sid Vicious d. Joe DiFuria … Doug Furnas d. Dutch Mantel … El Gigante d. The Shadow … Buddy Landel d. Tom Zenk ( ***and a half - Meltzer) … Brian Pillman d. Mark Callous … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Bobby Eaton/Buddy Landel … Arn Anderson d. Paul Orndorff … Sting/Lex Luger d. Barry Windham/Harley Race

July 22 - Mobile, AL (Civic Center) 6.30pm

July 23 - Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountain Center) 
3pm TV Tapings - 1.45 pm for interviews

July 24 - OFF
July 25 - OFF

July 26 – Charleston, SC (McAlister Fieldhouse) 6.30pm
Sting/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham
Tom Zenk vs Buddy Landell

July 26 - Wilmington, NC (Legion Stadium) 6.30pm

July 27 – Fayetteville, NC (Cumberland County Civic Center) 7pm
Doug Furnas d. Dutch Mantel … Norman d. Brad Anderson … Tommy Rich d. (DQ) Bam Bam Bigelow … Samoan Swat Team d. Mike Rotundo/Tim Horner … Paul Orndorff d. Arn Anderson … Rock & Roll Express d. Doom

July 27 – Richmond, VA (Coliseum) 7pm (1,500 in house)
Brad Armstrong d. Barry Horowitz … Tom Zenk d. Buddy Landel … El Gigante d. The Shadow … Brian Pillman d. Mark Callous … Midnight Express d. Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner … Junkyard Dog d. Iron Sheik … Sting/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham

July 28 – Knoxville, TN (Civic Coliseum) 7pm
Sting/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham
Tom Zenk vs Sid Vicious

July 29 – Asheville, NC (Civic Center) 1pm
Sting/Lex Luger d. Ric Flair/Barry Windham
Tom Zenk and Tommy Rich booked against Midnight Express.

July 29 - Charlotte, NC (Coliseum) 6.30pm

July 30 - Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountain Center)
3pm TV Tapings - 1.45pm for interviews

July 31 - OFF
 

August 1990

"Philly and Pittsburgh in early August will have Rock'n Roll Express vs Doom and Lex vs Sid as double headliner and both cities will die a royal death....Just burning money in the furnace would be a simpler way to achieve the same final result." (Meltzer 7/23)

August 1 - OFF

August 2 – Columbia, SC (The Township) 6.30pm
Norman d. Zan Panzer … Tommy Rich d. Buddy Landell … Mark Callous d. Italian Stallion … El Gigante d. Dr. X … Lex Luger/Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Samoan Swat Team/Mark Callous … Rock & Roll Express d. Ron Simmons/Masked Hitman

August 2 – Columbus, GA (Municipal Auditorium) 6.30pm
Sting d. Ric Flair
Original booking included Tom Zenk vs Van Vader

August 3 – Pittsburgh, PA (AJ Palumbo Center) 7pm
Midnight Express d. David Sierra/Brad Armstrong … Bam Bam Bigelow d. Wendell Cooley … Mark Callous d. Doug Furnas … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Samoan Swat Team … Lex Luger D-COR Sid Vicious … Rock & Roll Express d. Doom … El Gigante won a battle royal

August 3 – Greensboro, NC (Coliseum) 7pm (4,000 in house)
Star Blazer d. Dutch Mantel … Trucker Norm d. Zan Panzer … Mike Rotundo d. Iron Sheik … Tommy Rich d. Buddy Landel … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Jimmy Garvin/Michael Hayes … Van Vader d. Tom Zenk … Arn Anderson/Barry Windham d. Junkyard Dog/Paul Orndorff … Sting (WC) d. Ric Flair

Vader vs Zenk -"very good" - Meltzer 8/13/90

rspw report - 6. Big Van Vader (Leon White) vs. Tom Zenk -- Vader with a splash 
I never thought I'd get to see Big Van Vader work a house show and was delighted to have the chance.  Zenk came out to a good pop but Section D had a sign and was chanting "Run Tom Run." Vader came out with the headpiece.  This is an awesome thing, much more so in person than on TV.  The eyes have a bright red glow and the steam effect is astonishing.  Vader played to Section D as we were chanting "Vader, Vader."  It got a little intense, even for me.  This guy is a heel fan's dream....Vader started out quickly by "steaming" Zenk with the headpiece.  Zenk's only offensive moment was a quick duck out of the way during an outside-the-ring Vader charge which allowed Vader to post himself.  Other than that it was a total squash.  ("Run Tom Run.") - Byron. C Howes

August 4 – Charleston, WV (Civic Center) 7pm
1.  The Star Blazer (Tim Horner) defeated Dutch Mantel.

2.  Norman the Lunatic pinned Zan Panzer.

3.  Mike Rotundo pinned The Iron Sheik.

4.  Tommy Rich pinned Buddy Landell.

5.  Tracey Smothers & Steve Armstrong defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin.

6.  Big Van Vader pinned Tom Zenk.

7.  Arn Anderson & Barry Windham defeated Paul Orndorff & The Junkyard Dog.

8.  NWA World Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair with a roll up at 35:10.

August 4 – Philadelphia, PA (Civic Center) 7pm
1.  The Midnight Express (with Jim Cornette) defeated Brad Armstrong & David Sierra when Bobby Eaton pinned Sierra.

2.  Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Wendell Cooley.

3.  Rick & Scott Steiner defeated The Samoan Swat Team when Scott pinned The Samoan Savage.

4.  Mark Callous (with PauL E. Dangerously) pinned Doug Furnas after Dangerously interfered and hit Furnas with his phone.

5.  NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger fought Sid Vicious to a double count-out.

6.  The Rock ‘n Roll Express defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Doom in a non-title match when Ricky Morton pinned Ron Simmons.

7.  El Gigante won a $50,000 battle royal.

August 5 – Norfolk, VA (Scope)
The Midnight Express defeated Brad Armstrong & David Sierra (sub. for Tim Horner)

Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Wendell Cooley

Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Samoan Swat Team

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Doom in a non-title match

NWA US Champion Lex Luger fought Sid Vicious to a double count-out

Mark Callous pinned Doug Furnas

El Gigante won a $50,000 battle royal by last eliminating Bobby Eaton and Wendell Cooley at the same time

August 5 - Roanoake, VA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Booking has Tom Zenk vs Big Van Vader as well as Sting vs Flair

August 6 – Marietta, GA (1,325 in house) 
TV Taping for air date 8/18
3pm TV tapings - 1.45pm for interviews
Tom Zenk/Brian Pillman N-C Midnight Express (USTC) - original booking has Rock'n Roll Express vs Midnight Express

Anderson reconvenes the tag team of Zenk and Pillman that he had previously disbanded - but only to help put over sloppy Sid Viciious as monster man. TV audiences get a quick glimpse of what they might be seeing if Anderson pushed NWA's real talent. The title match has no decision as Vicious runs in and and attacks everyone. "Match was real good until it was halted" (Meltzer 8/13) "A solid three and and a half star match" - Meltzer 30/8 

August 7 - OFF
August 8 - OFF

August 9 - Altoona, PA (Jaffa Mosque) 6.30pm
Sting vs Flair

August 9 – Raleigh, NC (Dorton Arena) 6.30pm
Buddy Landell d. Wendell Cooley (sub. for Tom Zenk attending Johnny Ace's wedding) … Midnight Express d. Brad Armstrong/Brad Anderson … Brian Pillman d. (DQ) Bam Bam Bigelow … El Gigante d. Dr. X … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner D-COR Samoan Swat Team … Lex Luger d. (DQ) Mark Callous … Rock & Roll Express d. Butch Reed/Ivan Koloff

August 10 – Cleveland, OH (Convention Center) 7pm
Star Blazer d. Barry Horowitz … Norman d. Dutch Mantel … Mike Rotundo d. Iron Sheik … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Stan Hansen d. Tommy Rich … Paul Orndorff d. (DQ) Barry Windham … Sting/Junkyard Dog d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson

August 10 - Johnston City, TN (Freedom Hall) 7pm
Booking includes Tom Zenk vs Buddy Landell but Zenk attending Ace's wedding.

August 11 (Saturday) – Detroit, MI (Cobo Arena) 7pm
Star Blazer d. Barry Horowitz … Norman d. Dutch Mantel … Mike Rotundo d. Iron Sheik … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Tommy Rich d. (DQ) Stan Hansen … Paul Orndorff/Junkyard Dog d. Barry Windham/Arn Anderson … Sting d. (DQ) Ric Flair

August 11 - Portsmouth, OH (Spartan Stadium) 7pm
Buddy Landell d. Wendell Cooley … Midnight Express d. Brad Armstrong/Brad Anderson … Bam Bam Bigelow d. David Sierra … El Gigante d. Mr. X … Lex Luger d. Mark Callous … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Samoan Swat Team … Robert Gibson/Brian Pillman d. Butch Reed/Ivan Koloff...booking included Tom Zenk vs Buddy Landell but Zenk attending Ace's wedding.

August 12 - Toledo, OH (Seagate Center) 1pm
Star Blazer d. Barry Horowitz … Norman d. Dutch Mantel … Mike Rotundo d. Iron Sheik … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Stan Hansen NC Tommy Rich … Paul Orndorff d. Barry Windham … Sting/Junkyard Dog d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson

August 12 - Battle Creek, MI (Kellogg Center) 6.30pm
Star Blazer d. Barry Horowitz … Norman d. Dutch Mantel … Mike Rotundo d. Iron Sheik … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Stan Hansen NC Tommy Rich … Paul Orndorff d. Barry Windham … Sting/Junkyard Dog d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson

August 12 – Canton, OH (Civic Center) 6.30pm
"The Nature Boy" Buddy Landell defeated Wendell Cooley (sub for Tom Zenk)

Bam Bam Bigelow pinned David Sierra

El Gigante pinned Dr. X with a boot to the face

The Midnight Express defeated Brad Armstrong & Brad Anderson

Robert Gibson & Brian Pillman (sub. for Ricky Morton) defeated Ivan Koloff (sub. for Butch Reed) & NWA Tag Team Champion Ron Simmons

Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Samoan Swat Team

NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Mark Callous via disqualification

"Tom Zenk also missed this last weekend. Don't know the situation there, although there are problems there as well. Zenk was fined $2,500 back in May for no-showing a date in Chicago. SInce no-showing at that time, and even now, was somewhat of a frequent occurrence without fines anywhere near that level, Zenk's lawyer protested to management. This hasn't been resolved as far as I know" (Meltzer 8/20/90). 

[8/30 -Meltzer followed up "Here's the story on Tom Zenk. The reason he missed the shows last weekend was simply to attend Johnny Ace's wedding, something that had been cleared with the office months earlier. That also explains why he, Ricky Morton, Ron Simmons and Doug Furnas were all booked on shows last weekend when it was well-known...they weren't going to be there." 

Meltzer 8/13/1990  confirms that "More and more talk that there will be no more guaranteed money contracts for wrestlers when the current pacts expire ....sometime next spring or summer.... without guaranteed money contracts and being paid on the houses ...all but a few wrestlers would probably want to make the switch [to Titan]. I expect early next year that some of the guys under contract will be phased down and out while greener and cheaper talent will be brought in for the same spots. In fact one could make that assumption just looking at the 9/5 Clash line up." The Clash line-up included predominantly 'green and cheap' talent. 

August 13 - Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountain Center) 
3pm TV tapings - 1.45 pm for interviews

August 14 - OFF
August 15 - OFF

August 16 - Savannah, GA (Civic Center) 6.30pm

August 16 – Chattanooga, TN (UTC Arena) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk d. Zan Panzer … Brad Armstrong d. Dr. X … Star Blazer d. Barry Horowitz … Norman d. Dutch Mantel … Paul Orndorff d. Mark Callous … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Midnight Express … Rock & Roll Express d. Doom

August 17 – Jacksonville, FL (Memorial Coliseum) 7pm
Ric Flair v. Sting

August 17 – Hartwell, GA (Herndon Stadium) 7pm
Tom Zenk d. Zan Panzer .. Brad Armstrong d. Dr. X … Star Blazer d. Barry Horowitz … Norman d. Dutch Mantel … Paul Orndorff d. Mark Callous … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Midnight Express … Rock & Roll Express d. Doom

August 18 – St. Petersburg, FL (Bayfront Arena) 7pm
Stan Hansen pinned Tommy Rich ....Mike Rotunda pinned the Iron Sheik.....Tracey Smothers and  Steve Armstrong defeated the Freebirds.....Brian Pillman pinned Buddy Landell.... NWA World Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair ....El Gigante, the Junkyard Dog, & Lex Luger defeated Ric Flair (sub. for Barry Windham), Sid Vicious, & Arn Anderson in a 6-Man Tag-Team Match.

August 18 - Muscle Shoals, AL (Alabama State Fairgrounds) 7pm
Booking includes Tom Zenk vs Zan Panzer

August 19 – Columbus, GA (Municipal Auditorium) 2pm
Ric Flair v. Sting, Pillman vs Landell

August 19 – Atlanta, GA (Omni) 6.30pm
Mike Rotunda pinned the Iron Sheik ....Brian Pillman pinned Buddy Landell ....NWA Tag Team Champions Doom defeated the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express when Butch Reed pinned Ricky Morton .....Stan Hansen pinned Norman .....The Junkyard Dog, Lex Luger, & El Gigante defeated Sid Vicious, Arn Anderson, & Barry Windham when Luger pinned Anderson in a 6-Man Tag-Team Match.........NWA World Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair, despite interference from Arn Anderson and Barry Windham

8/20 Meltzer reports that there is no sign that Anderson's plans are making any improvement to the company - "Less people are going to house shows...'. Cable ratings have been good not because of improved booking but because Herd has been able to get TBS to keep the shows time slots more consistent. The "B" team to which Zenk has been demoted is bringing in better houses than the "A" Team. 

"Jim Herd and Ole Anderson aren't seeing eye-to-eye about usage of older talent like Bob Armstrong, Buddy Roberts, Ivan Koloff and even Stan Hansen" 

"Some heat because the company hired a bodybuilder and put Sting's head on the guy's body for newspaper ads, since it basically says Sting's body wasn't good enough for the ads."

In a further blow Sting attends a video convention in Las Vegas- crowds start thinning out when they realize it isn't Sting the rock star. 

August 20 - Marietta, GA (Cobb County Civic Center) 
3pm TV Tapings - 1.45 pm for interviews

August 21 -Indianapolis, IN (Indiana State Fair Grandstand) 6.30pm
Buddy Landell pinned Star Blazer

Norman the Lunatic pinned Dutch Mantel

Terry Taylor defeated Mark Callous via disqualification after being thrown over the top

The Junkyard Dog pinned Dr. X

Brian Pillman and  Terry Taylor defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions the Midnight Express in a non-title match when Taylor pinned Bobby Eaton. Original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express

Sting, Lex Luger, & Paul Orndorff defeated Ric Flair, Sid Vicious, & Buddy Landell  in a 6-Man Tag-Team Match when Luger pinned Landell with an inside cradle

August 22 - Ft. Wayne, IN (Memorial Coliseum) 6.30pm
Original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express

August 23 - Allestown, PA (Muhlenberg College Memorial Hall Gym) 6.30pm
Original booking had Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express

August 24 – East Rutherford, NJ (Meadowlands Arena) (8,000 in house)
Tom Zenkpinned Dutch Mantel with a backslide at 8:17

Brian Pillman pinned Buddy Landell with a flying bodypress at 9:09

Big Van Vader pinned Dr. X with a splash at 1:25

Stan Hansen defeated Terry Taylor at 9:57

NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Mark Callous with a roll up at 14:56; after the bout, Callous and Paul E. Dangerously argued with one another

NWA Tag Team Champions Doom defeated the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express at 15:23 when Butch Reed pinned Ricky Morton following a clothesline

Sid Vicious, Barry Windham, & Arn Anderson defeated El Gigante, Paul Orndorff, & the Junkyard Dog at 16:46 when Anderson pinned Orndorff

Rick & Scott Steiner defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions the Midnight Express to win the titles

NWA World Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair with an inside cradle at 19:57, despite interference from Arn Anderson and Barry Windham

Back before a Meadowlands audience - Zenk pinned Mantell with a backslide in 7:41 before " a hard crowd to begin with." This was the first card on the match . "The finish came out of nowhere with no build-up. Match had no heat and was real bad. Minus star" DM 9/3. In the next match Pillman pinned Landell "Only reaction was for the stiff chops, which is the only thing saving the match from being a dud. The finish came with no build-up" Vader was next and got no reaction. Terry Taylor was fifth and jobbed to a very stiff Hansen. "When the match was over and Taylor so established as a jobber since he got virtually no offense and was pinned so cleanly, there were a lot of "Go back to WWF" and Rooster comments."

August 25 – Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Arena) 7pm
NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Midnight Express when Scott pinned Bobby Eaton

Lex Luger fought Stan Hansen (sub. for Sid Vicious) to a no contest when both men began brawling all over the arena

"The Nature Boy" Buddy Landell pinned Tom Zenk

El Gigante pinned Dr. X

Mark Callous pinned Brian Pillman

Big Van Vader pinned Dutch Mantel in under a minute

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express defeated Arn Anderson & Barry Windham via reverse decision

Stan Hansen pinned Terry Taylor

NWA Tag Team Champions Doom defeated the Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff when Ron Simmons pinned Orndorff

NWA World Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair

August 26 – Chicago, IL (UIC Pavilion) (3,325 in house)
1.  El Gigante defeated Dr. X.

2.  Tom Zenk defeated Dutch Mantel.

3.  Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane.

4.  Brian Pillman defeated Buddy Landell.

5.  Big Van Vader defeated David Sierra.

6.  Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Arn Anderson & Barry Windham.

7.  Terry Taylor defeated Harley Race.

8.  NWA World Tag Team Champions Ron Simmons & Butch Reed defeated Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff.

9.  NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Mark Callous.

10.  NWA World Champion Sting defeated Ric Flair.

August 27 – Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountains Center) 
3pm TV tapings - 1.45pm for interviews

Meltzer 9/3 reported Mean Mark Callous had quit at the tv taping. He wasn't under contract and earning less than contracted guys. "Nothing has been settled in Zenk's problems over the $2,500 fine he was levied in May."

August 28 - Macon, GA (Coliseum) 6.30pm
Booking includes Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman  vs Midnight Express.

August 29 – Rome, GA (Barron Stadium) (3,000 in house)
Brad Armstrong d. Dutch Mantel … Tim Horner d. (DQ) Buddy Landel … Mike Rotundo d. Iron Sheik … Lex Luger d. Barry Windham … Rock & Roll Express d. Doom … Junkyard Dog d. Mark Callous … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenkd. Midnight Express

August 30 - Fayettesville, NC (Cumberland County Civic Center) 6.30pm
Sting vs Vicious

August 31 – Augusta, GA (Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center)
1  "The Nature Boy" Buddy Landell battled Brad Armstrong to a Draw

2.  Tim Horner pinned The Iron Sheik.

3.  Brian Pillman pinned Bobby Eaton.

4.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin when Scott pinned Hayes.

5.  Tommy Rich defeated Harley Race via disqualification.

6.  Lex Luger & The Junkyard Dog defeated Mark Callous & Moondog Rex when Luger pinned Rex.

7.  NWA World Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair.
 

September 1990

September 1 – Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum) 7pm (2,600 in house)
1.  Candy Man (Brad Armstrong) defeated Zan Panzer (Brad Anderson).

2.  Wendell Cooley defeated Barry Horowitz.

3.  The Midnight Express (with Jim Cornette) defeated Tom Zenk & Brian Pillman after Stan Lane pinned Zenkafter hitting him with Jim Cornette’s tennis racquet.- "Super match, four stars easily" - Meltzer 9/10

4.  The Junkyard Dog pinned Joe Cazana.

5.  Tommy Rich pinned Harley Race with a small package.

6.  NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Dan Spivey via count-out.

7.  NWA World Tag Team Champions Doom defeated The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express.

8.  NWA World Champion Sting pinned Mark Callous.

September 1 - Dothan, AL (Civic Center) 7pm
Steiners vs Samoan Swat Team

September 2 - Knoxville, TX (Civic Coliseum) 6.30pm
Booking includes Tom Zenk and Hector Guerrero vs Midnight Express

September 2 - Jekyll Island, GA (Convention Centre) 6.30pm
Steiners vs Samoan Swat Team

September 3 – Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountains Center)
3pm - TV tapings  1.45pm - Interviews
Brian Pillman d. Tim Horner … Brian Pillman d. Buddy Landel … Dan Spivey d. Brian Pillman … Terry Taylor d. Buddy Landel … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner DDQ Midnight Express … Dan Spivey d. Lou Perez

September 4 - Columbia, SC (The Township) 6.30pm
Steiners vs Samoan Swat Team

September 5 – Asheville, NC (Civic Center) Clash of Champions XII - Mountain Madness- 4,000
1pm
Announcers:  Jim Ross and Bob Caudle

- Features Brian Pillman introducing a new idea, "Running the Gauntlet", a three-match series on the WCW television shows.

1.  The Wild Eye Southern Boys (Tracey Smothers & Steve Armstrong with Bob Armstrong) defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin (with Buddy Roberts) at 8:32 when Smothers & Armstrong simultaneously scored the pin with two sunset flips on Hayes & Garvin.  After the match, the Freebirds attacked Bob Armstrong.

2.  Mike Rotunda (originally booked to be Tom Zenk - see below) pinned Buddy Landell at 5:38 with a backslide.

3.  Master Blaster Steel (Kevin Nash) & Master Blaster Iron defeated Tim Horner & Brad Armstrong at 4:49 when Steel pinned Horner after the Master Blasters executed a double-shoulderblock.

4.  The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags & Brian Knobbs) defeated Jackie Fulton & Terry Taylor in 7:09 when Sags pinned Fulton after the flying elbowdrop following Knobbs reversing Fulton's bodypress attempt into a powerslam.

5.  Tommy Rich pinned Bill Irwin at 3:57 with the Thesz Press.

6.  LPWA Champion Susan Sexton pinned Bambi at 4:09 after reversing Bambi's inside cradle into her own for the pin.

7.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers defeated Maximum Overdrive (Hunter & Silencer) at 6:27 when Rick Steiner pinned Hunter after the Steiners top-rope DDT combination finisher.

8.  Stan Hansen pinned Tom Zenk at 3:18 following a lariat.

Paul Orndorff finished with WCW. "Orndorff was taken off the Clash this week, probably because he wouldn't do the job for Stan Hansen on television and was to be replaced by Tom Zenk who would." (Meltzer 9/10). Zenk had originally been booked against Landell.

"Stan Hansen pinned Tom Zenk in 3:18 with a lariat. Hansen worked fast and stiff. It was fine given the time limitations since it was all action, but for the life of me if I had a guy who was under contract to earn $156,000 per year (like Zenk is) who is a pretty decent worker, I'd have at least made this a competitive match. Hansen obviously needed to get over in the end, but if he got a clean win, having a good match and winning would help him just as much. And destroying Zenk in this fashion when he can mean more in a tag team with Pillman (which they are putting back together again) and given his contract is about as smart as throwing $3,000 each week into a furnace .... Tom Zenk filled in for Paul Orndorff who was taken off the card either because he wasn't going to do the job for Hansen on television or because the promotion didn't even bother to ask since he was leaving and just filled Zenk in in the place." (Meltzer 9/17). Tentative line up for PPV has Midnight Express vs Zenk and Pillman.

Tom Zenk notes "No sell by Hansen". Zenk tries to work out the logic of Ole Anderson's booking and the changed line up for the PPV. After the match, he seeks out Ole and asks sarcastically "Did I make him look good? I could do it faster" Ole doesn't get it. Rings Jim Barnett about the changed line up. Barnett tells him "We need to get the heels over, Tom." Gary Juster tells him "You're fine.Super work!" (handwritten notes on booking sheets).

rspw report - Tom Zenk ...  First jobbing for Vader and now for Hansen?

9.  NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Ric Flair via disqualification in 14:27 when Stan Hansen interfered and attacked Luger.

10.  NWA World Champion Sting pinned The Black Scorpion at 8:11 following a "Stinger Splash".  As Sting was about to unmask the Scorpion, the true Black Scorpion came to the ring area and watched Sting.  The imposter Scorpion in the match was played by Al Perez.

September 6 – Tulsa, OK (Convention Center) 6.30pm
Brian Pillman d. Buddy Landel … Tom Zenk d. Master Blaster Blade Hunter  [Al Green] (originally Tom was booked against Mark Callous but, by this time, Callous had quit WCW) … Susan Sexton d. Bambi … Stan Hansen d. Tommy Rich … Junkyard Dog d. (DQ) Dan Spivey … Ricky Morton d. Ron Simmons … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Sting d. Ric Flair

September 7 – Jackson, TN (Oman Arena formerly Coliseum) 7pm
Tim Horner d. Dutch Mantel … Mike Rotundo drew Brad Armstrong … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Buddy Landell/Blade Hunter … Brian Pillman d. (DQ) Harley Race … Junkyard Dog d. (DQ) Arn Anderson … Doom d. Ricky Morton/Wendall Cooley

September 7 - Amarillo, TX (Civic Center) 7pm
Sting vs Flair

September 8 – St. Louis, MO (Kiel Auditorium) 7pm
Tim Horner d. Dutch Mantel … Mike Rotundo drew Brad Armstrong … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Buddy Landel/Blade Hunter … Harley Race d. Wendell Cooley … Junkyard Dog d. (DQ) Arn Anderson … Doom d. Ricky Morton/Wendell Cooley

September 8 - Lubbock, TX (Civic Center) 7pm
Luger vs Vicious 

September 9 – Ft. Worth, TX (Tarrant County Convention Center) 6.30pm (1,700 in house)
Norman d. Barry Horowitz … Bill Irwin d. David Sierra … Susan Sexton d. Bambi … Stan Hansen d. Tommy Rich … Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin d. Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers … Midnight Express d. Terry Taylor/Hector Guerrero … EL Gigante d. Dr. X, Lex Luger d. (DQ) Sid Vicious … Sting d. Ric Flair

September 9 - Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 6.30pm
Rock 'n Roll Express vs Doom

September 10 – Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountains Center)
3pm - TV tapings  1.45pm - interviews
Scott Steiner d. Bobby Eaton … Brian Pillman d. Mod Squad Basher … Buddy Landel d. Allen Iron Eagle … Mike Rotundo/Tim Horner d. (DQ) Nasty Boys … Midnight Express d. Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers … Rick Steiner d. Ric Flair … Doom d. Midnight Express … Rick Steiner d. (DQ) Arn Anderson … Sting d. Ric Flair
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman won (DQ) Ric Flair and Arn Anderson
"Yet another great match and after the Horsemen were DQ'd, Doom made the save for the faces. It wound up on the Main Event" (Meltzer 9/17/90)

September 11 – Dayton, OH (UD Arena) 6.30pm
Tommy Rich d. Blade Hunter … Master Blasters d. Mike Rotundo/Tim Horner … Jackie Fulton d. Dutch Mantel … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Samoan Swat Team … Midnight Express d. Brian Pillman/Tom Zenk … Arn Anderson/Sid Vicious d. Junkyard Dog/Brad Armstrong … Sting d. Ric Flair

Although Anderson rebooks Zenk and Pillman as a tag team he books them constantly to lose and so lose heat. Zenk notes on his copy of the booking sheets "Talked to Gary Juster. He confirmed super work was in order for the lost boys."

The line up for the 10/27 PPV (Halloween Havoc) omits Zenk and PIllman altogether. "The line-up makes it more than obvious that the NWA [Ole] is trying to phase down the guys under contract and replace them with cheaper and less experienced talent. For example, on this card, the Midnights who have contracts, are phased down to the opener with mainly non-contract guys in the second through seventh match. Pillman and Zenk aren't even on the show... The idea is obviously with the exception of Sting, Luger, Vicious, and to a lesser extent Flair, Steiners, Doom and maybe Arn Anderson, to make sure the contract guys don't get hot or have any noticeable following so when they are cut loose at the end of their contracts it isn't a loss. So this is the business reason for these unknowns being pushed, simply because even though the NWA is committed to paying the other guys anyway, the new guys will work cheaper in 1991.. this is the same recipe Verne Gagne used for his great success the latter part of the decade". (Meltzer 9/24/90)

September 11 - Beaumont, TX (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Rock 'n Roll vs Doom

September 12 – San Antonio, TX (Blossom Athletic Center) 6.30pm
Hector Guerrero d. Buddy Landel … Lou Perez d. Barry Horowitz … Norman d. Iron Sheik … Bambi d. Susan Sexton … El Gigante d. Dr. X … Ricky Morton/Terry Taylor d. Butch Reed/Bill Irwin … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin

September 12 – Canton, OH (Civic Center) (1,000 in house)
1.  The Master Blasters (Steel & Iron) defeated Mike Rotundo & Tim Horner when Iron pinned Horner with a flying shoulder block.

2.  Jackie Fulton pinned Dutch Mantel with an inside cradle.

3.  The Midnight Express (Eaton & Lane) defeated Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk when Zenk was pinned.

Zenk's marginal commments on booking sheets - "Reminded [Gary] Juster to call [Jim] Barnett about Lost Boys"

4.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated The Samoan Swat Team via disqualification when The Samoan Savage threw Scott over the top rope.

5.  Sid Vicious & Arn Anderson defeated The Junkyard Dog & Brad Armstrong when Anderson pinned Armstrong after Vicious hit a legdrop.

6.  NWA World Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair with an inside cradle.
 

September 13, Portsmouth, OH (Portsmouth Hiogh School)
JYD vs Flair

Zenk notes "Flew to LA to tape Family Feud."

"Sting, Luger, Pillman, Zenk and Armstrong will do a week's worth of Family Feud tapings on Thursday in Hollywood". (Meltzer 9/17) Jim Ross included on team against GLOW women. The men won all five shows.

rspw report - They taped a batch of Family Feud shows this week (which somebody else reported will air next week...) featuring the NWA vs. GLOW.  No idea who the GLOW ladies will be, but the NWA wrestlers are: Sting, Luger, Pillman, Zenk and Armstrong - Herb Kunze

September 13 - Edinburgh, TX (Pan American University) 6.30pm
Rock 'n Roll Express  vs Doom

September 14 – Corpus Christi, TX (Memorial Coliseum) 7pm
Rock 'n Roll Express  vs Doom

September 14 - Columbus, OH (State Fairgrounds Coliseum)
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express (w/Cornette)

September 15 – Detroit, MI (Cobo Arena) 7pm (1,000 in house)
Brad Armstrong pinned Dutch Mantel

The Master Blasters defeated Tim Horner & Mike Rotundo

The Midnight Express defeated Tom Zenk & Brian Pillman - "Three stars" - Meltzer (WON 9/24)

NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Samoan Swat Team when Rick pinned Fatu after Scott hit the Frankensteiner

Stan Hansen pinned Tommy Rich with the lariat

The Junkyard Dog pinned Arn Anderson with a headbutt after 8 seconds

NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Sid Vicious via count-out

NWA World Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair with an inside cradle

September 15 – Waco, TX (Convention Center) 7pm
Hector Guerrero d. Buddy Landel … Norman d. Iron Sheik … Lou Perez d. Barry Horowitz … El Gigante d. Dr. X … Ricky Morton/Terry Taylor d. Butch Reed/Bill Irwin … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin

September 16 - Hammond, IN (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Midnight Express (w/Cornette)

September 16 – Houston, TX (Sam Houston Coliseum) 6.30pm
Hector Guerrero d. Tom Pritchard … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Lou Perez d. Barry Horowitz … Norman d. Iron Sheik … Susan Sexton d. Bambi … El Gigante d. Dr. X … Ricky Morton/Terry Taylor d. Butch Reed/Buddy Landel … Sting d. Black Scorpion

September 17 - Marietta, GA (Cobb Country Civic Center) 
3pm TV tapings  1.45pm - interviews

September 18 - Jasper, GA (Pickens County Middle School Gym) 6.30 pm
Rock 'n Roll Express vs Doom
Pillman vs Mean Mark

September 18 - Myrtle Beach, SC (Convention Center) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk vs Scorpion

September 19 - Rock Hill, SC (Winthrop Coliseum) 6.30pm
Rock 'n Roll Express vs Doom
Pillman vs Mean Mark

September 19 - Camp Lejeune, NC (Goettge Fieldhouse) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk vs Scorpion

September 20 - Savannah, GA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Pillman vs Hansen

September 20 – Raleigh, NC (Dorton Arena) 6.30pm
Wendell Cooley pinned the Italian Stallion

Brad Armstrong pinned Buddy Landell

Norman pinned Barry Horowitz

NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the State Patrol

Mike Rotunda pinned the Iron Sheik

The Freebirds defeated the Midnight Express when Jim Garvin pinned Stan Lane

NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Sid Vicious

September 21 - Charleston, SC (McAlister Fieldhouse) 7pm
Pillman and Zenk both off
September 22 - Jacksonville, FL (Memorial Coliseum) 7pm
Pillman and Zenk both off

September 23 – Atlanta, GA (Omni) 6.30pm
Juicer d. Dutch Mantel … Terry Taylor d. Iron Sheik … Master Blaster/Blade Hunter d. Mike Rotundo/Allen Iron Eagle … Vader d. Tom Zenk … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Buddy Lee Parker/James Earl Wright … Lex Luger D-COR Stan Hansen … Ric Flair/Arn Anderson d. Doom … Sting d. Black Scorpion

Vader d. Tom Zenk gets "Two stars" from Meltzer (10/1/90). 

September 24 - Marietta, GA (Cobb County Civic Center) 
3pm - TV taping  1.45pm - interviews

September 25 – Albany, GA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
1.  Allen Iron Eagle defeated Dr. X.

2.  The Juicer defeated El Diablo.

3.  Tom Zenk defeated Lt. James Earl Wright.(originally booked as Zenk vs Windham)

4.  The Master Blasters defeated Mike Rotundo & Tim Horner.

5.  Brian Pillman defeated The Iron Sheik.

6.  The Junkyard Dog & El Gigante defeated Ric Flair & Arn Anderson via disqualification.

7.  NWA World Champion Sting defeated The Black Scorpion.

September 26 - Columbus, GA (Municipal Auditorium) 6.30pm
Pillman booked against Mark Callous

September 27 – Hampton, VA (Coliseum) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk vs Vader booked but did not happen. Vader returned to Japan.

1.  The Juicer pinned Dutch Mantel.

2.  The Iron Sheik defeated Allen Iron Eagle.

3.  The Master Blaster & The Blade Hunter defeated Tim Horner & Mike Rotundo.

4.  NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Sid Vicious via count-out.

5.  Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, & Harley Race defeated El Gigante, Brian Pillman, & The Junkyard Dog when Flair pinned Pillman after Anderson delivered a DDT.

6.  NWA World Champion Sting pinned The Black Scorpion.

September 28 – Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Arena) (2,900 in house)
Att: 2,900 - Gate $36,000

1.  Allen Iron Eagle pinned Dr. X.

2.  The Juicer pinned Butch Mantel with an inside cradle.

3.  Terry Taylor pinned The Iron Sheik.

4.  Master Blaster Steele (Kevin Nash) defeated Tom Zenk. (Originally booked as Tom Zenk/Tim Horner vs Master Blasters).

5.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Lt. James Earl Wright when Scott pinned Parker following a DDT from the top rope.

6.  Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, & Sid Vicious defeated El Gigante, The Junkyard Dog, & Brian Pillman when Flair pinned Pillman after Anderson delivered a DDT.

7.  NWA World Champion Sting pinned The Black Scorpion.

September 28 - Fort Pierce, FL (St. Lucie Civic Center) 7pm  Gate $11,000
Rock 'n Roll Express vs Doom
No matches for Zenk or Pillman

September 29 – Philadelphia, PA (Civic Center) 7pm  (3,000 in house)
1.  Allen Iron Eagle pinned Dr. X.

2.  The Juicer defeated Dutch Mantel.

3.  Master Blaster Steele (Kevin Nash) pinned Tom Zenk. (Originally booked as Tom Zenk/Tim Horner vs Master Blasters).

Tom Zenk's copy of Wrestling Observer Newsletter ("9/29 in Philadelphia drew 3,000 ($40,000)" ) has the following sentence highlighted in yellow marker - "Master Blaster Steele [Kevin Nash] pinned Tom Zenk in two minutes (basically it appears they are trying to get Zenk to quit and he hasn't yet so they are turning up the pressure." (WON 10/8/90)

4.  Terry Taylor pinned The Iron Sheik.

5.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Lt. James Earl Wright when Scott pinned Parker with a DDT off the top rope while Parker was on Rick's shoulders.

6.  Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, & Sid Vicious defeated El Gigante, Brian Pillman, & The Junkyard Dog when Flair pinned Pillman after Anderson executed a DDT.

7.  NWA World Champion Sting pinned The Black Scorpion.

September 30 – Sunrise, FL (Musical Theater)
Att: 1,100 Gate: $14,000

1.  Buddy Landell pinned Lou Perez with his feet on the ropes.

2.  Mike Rotundo pinned Michael Hayes with a roll-up.

3.  Kevin Sullivan fought Tyree Pride to a double count-out.

4.  Tracey Smothers & Steve Armstrong defeated Stan Lane & Bobby Eaton.

5.  NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger pinned Harley Race after a series of clotheslines.

6.  Ricky Morton defeated Butch Reed in a "No Disqualification" match.

September 30 – Chicago, IL (UIC Pavilion) (2,598 in house)
Att:2,598 Gate:$34,767

1.  Tim Horner defeated Johnny Stewart.

2.  The Juicer defeated Dutch Mantel.

3.  Terry Taylor defeated The Iron Sheik.

4.  Master Blaster Steele (Kevin Nash) defeated Tom Zenk in 2.49

5.  Dr. X defeated Allen Iron Eagle.

6.  Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Lt. James Earl Wright.

7.  Ric Flair, Arn Anderson & Sid Vicious defeated Junkyard Dog, El Gigante & Brian Pillman.

8.  NWA World Champion Sting defeated The Black Scorpion.
 

October 1990
One of the NWA wrestlers writes to The Wrestling Observer " Things are great here. I've worked before 139, 129 and 212 people at house shows of late. In San Antonio, after they paid the security, the police and the ticket box, they got a check back for $6. Then they spent $15 to fed-ex the check back to Atlanta. They are bringing in and pushing guys who have never worked on live national television. They had the Indian guy (Alan Iron Eagle) laying in the hallway two minutes before his television match teaching him how to do an Indian Deathlock. He has had only 23 matches in his entire career. Tony Zane went out in the parking lot after doing an angle with Sting and got busted. They handcuffed him and towed away his car in front of a lot of fans. I was told the actual paid house that night in Marietta was $200. The rest were freebies and there weren't many of them. 
We were told Ole was supposed to be the booker who will put rear ends in our arenas. Right. Any fool can get decent TV ratings in 1990 when you put Sting, Ric Flair and Lex Luger on television every week. And our cable ratings are nothing special. Our syndication ratings totally stink and that's no secret. If the Detroit Red Wings weren't winning, would they bring back Gordon Howie? If the Lakers weren't winning would they bring back Wilt?  If the Red Sox weren't winning, would they bring back Yaz? No, and it doesn't work that way in wrestling either. Guys who are too green, too old or are simply 6-foot-8 or more seem to be the only guys getting a push here. Did you catch the new TBS sports commercial they plug about every five minutes? T-The B-Best S-Sports. They plug SEC football, NASCAR racing, the Braves and the Hawks. Not even one clip or mention of the NWA. Someone should have included wrestling if the company cared about it." (Name withheld by request).

October 1 – Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountains Center) 
3pm - TV Tapings 1.45pm for interviews
Att: 900 -  up from the previous 2 weeks
Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Midnight Express … Moondog Rex d. Tommy Rich … Lex Luger d. Moondog Rex

October 2 - Columbia, SC (The Township) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk off

October 3 - Greensville, SC (Memorial Auditorium) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk off

October 4 – Tallahassee, FL (Leon County Civic Center) 6.30pm (2,500 in house)
Scott Armstrong d. Barry Horowitz … Norman d. Cuban Assassin … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. James Earl Wright/Buddy Lee Parker … Tom Zenk d. Iron Sheik … Tommy Rich d. Buddy Landel … El Gigante d. Dr. X … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Ron Simmons d. Terry Taylor … Lex Luger D-COR Sid Vicious … Sting d. Black Scorpion

  Z-Man vs Sheik

October 5 – Greensboro, NC (Coliseum) 7pm
Juicer d. Pat Rose … Master Blasters d. Mike Rotundo/Tim Horner … Terry Taylor d. Dutch Mantel … Ricky Morton/Alan Iron Eagle d. Midnight Express … Junkyard Dog d. Harley Race … Ric Flair/Arn Anderson DDQ Doom (WTC) … Sting d. Black Scorpion (Bill Irwin)

October 5 - Panama City, FL (Marina Civic Center) 7pm
Tom Zenk vs Iron Sheik

October 6 – Washington, D.C. (DC Armory) 7pm
Master Blasters d. Mike Rotunda/Tim Horner … Juicer d. Pat Rose … Dutch Mantel d. Allen Iron Eagle … Ricky Morton/Terry Taylor d. Midnight Express … Junkyard Dog d. Harley Race … Doom DDQ Ric Flair/Arn Anderson … Sting d. Black Scorpion

October 6 - Thibodaux, LA (Civic Center) 7pm
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Freebirds

October 7 – Charlottesville, VA (University Hall) 6.30pm
Juicer d. Pat Rose … Master Blasters d. Mike Rotundo/Tim Horner … Dutch Mantel d. Allen Iron Eagle … Ricky Morton/Terry Taylor d. Midnight Express … Junkyard Dog d. Harley Race … Sting/Ron Simmons d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson … Sting d. Black Scorpion

October 7 – Alexandria, LA (Rapides Parish Coliseum) 6.30pm (1,800 in house)
Tom Zenk d. Iron Sheik

October 8 - Marietta, GA (Cobb County Civic Center)
3pm  - TV taping  1.45pm - Interviews
Tom Zenk vs ?

October 9 – Atlanta, GA (Center Stage) 
3pm  - TV taping  1.45pm - Interviews
Nasty Boys d. Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich … Ric Flair/Arn Anderson d. Mike Rotundo/Tim Horner

October 10 – Bluefield, WV (Auditorium) 6.30pm
Italian Stallion d. Buddy Landel … Norman d. Barry Horowitz … Iron Sheik d. Allen Iron Eagle … Steve Armstrong/Ricky Morton d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Lex Luger d. (COR) Sid Vicious … Sting d. Black Scorpion

October 11 – Melbourne, FL (Auditorium) 6.30pm (1,600 sellout)
Juicer d. The Kamikaze … Tommy Rich d. Pat Rose … Terry Taylor d. Dutch Mantel … Master Blasters d. Tim Horner/Tom Zenk … El Gigante d. Dr. X … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Midnight Express … Sting d. Black Scorpion

"2 stars" from Meltzer for the Master Blasters vs Zenk/Horner match - Meltzer10/22 reports that Robert Gibson of the Rock'n Roll Express is out of action with a torn cartilage but has to keep on the road on crutches because he's not under contract and needs to keep working to get money. NWA is however picking up his medical bills. Rich is used to sub for Gibson. Zenk is teamed with newcomer Tim Horner.

October 11 – Roanoke, VA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Norman d. Iron Sheik … Italian Stallion d. Barry Horowitz … Allen Iron Eagle d. Buddy Lee Parker … Junkyard Dog d. Buddy Landel … Scott Armstrong/Ricky Morton d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Lex Luger d. Sid Vicious … Lex Luger/Ron Simmons d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson

October 12 – St. Petersburg, FL (Bayfront Center) 7pm (750 in house)
Juicer d. The Kamikaze … Tommy Rich d. Pat Rose … Terry Taylor d. Dutch Mantel … El Gigante d. Dr. X … Master Blasters d. Tim Horner/Tom Zenk … Sting d. Black Scorpion … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Midnight Express

October 12 – Charleston, WV (Civic Center) 7pm
Allen Iron Eagle d. Barry Horowitz … Italian Stallion d. Buddy Lee Parker … Norman d. Iron Sheik … Junkyard Dog d. Buddy Landel … Ricky Morton/Scott Armstrong d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Lex Luger d. Sid Vicious … Lex Luger/Ron Simmons d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson

October 13 – Miami, FL (Knight Center) 7pm (600 in house)
Juicer d. The Kamikaze … Tommy Rich d. Pat Rose … Terry Taylor d. Dutch Mantel … Master Blasters d. Tom Zenk/Tim Horner … El Gigante d. Dr. X … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Midnight Express … Sting d. Black Scorpion

October 13 - Knoxville, TN (Civic Coliseum) 7pm

October 14 - Key West, FL (Key West High School, Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium) 6.30pm
Booking includes Tom Zenk and Tim Horner vs Master Blasters

October 14 – Atlanta, GA (The Omni) 6.30pm
Juicer d. Barry Horowitz … Norman d. Dutch Mantel … Junkyard Dog d. Iron Sheik … Black Scorpion d. Brian Pillman … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Nasty Boys … Lex Luger d. Sid Vicious … Doom D-COR Ric Flair/Arn Anderson (Texas Tornado)

October 15 - Marietta, GA (Cobb County Civic Center) 
3pm - TV tapings  1.45pm - interviews
Tom Zenk vs ?

October 16 – Troy, OH (Hobart Arena) 6.30pm
Juicer d. Dutch Mantel … Master Blasters d. Mike Rotundo/Tim Horner … Brian Pillman d. Iron Sheik … Ricky Morton/Brad Armstrong d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Lex Luger d. Sid Vicious … Sting d. Black Scorpion

October 17 - Marion, OH (Veterans Memorial Coliseum) 6.30pm
Off

October 18 – Chattanooga, TN (UTC Arena) 6.30pm
Ric Flair/Arn Anderson v. Doom

October 18 - Canton, OH (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Booking includes Tom Zenk and Tim Horner vs Master Blasters

October 19 – Augusta, GA (Civic Center) 7pm
Tommy Rich d. Iron Sheik … Juicer d. Barry Horowitz … Brian Pillman d. Buddy Lee Parker … Nasty Boys d. Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers … Doom D-COR Ric Flair/Arn Anderson … Sting d. (COR) Black Scorpion COR

October 19 – Altoona, PA (Jaffa Mosque) 7pm
Terry Taylor d. Buddy Landel … Brad Armstrong d. Masked Stomper … Norman d. Dutch Mantel … Tim Horner/Tom Zenk d. Master Blasters … Junkyard Dog d. Dr. X … Mike Rotundo d. J.W. Storm … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Midnight Express … Lex Luger d. Sid Vicious

Jim Cornette and Stan Lane quit NWA - Bobby Eaton decides to stay with 6 more months to run on his contract. The decision to quit comes after an argument with Anderson over booking Eaton to work three times at a tv taping."Ironically the Midnights were ...the company's most consistent act nightly on the road but at the same time were given virtually no push and almost treated as glorified jobbers ...Cornette was one of Anderson's biggest supporters when he was first named booker, although that did change 180 degrees."

October 20 – Asbury Park, NJ (Convention Hall) 7pm
Norman d. Dutch Mantel … Junkyard Dog d. Buddy Landel … Terry Taylor d. Masked Stomper … Mike Rotundo d. J.W. Storm … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Midnight Express … Sting d. (COR) Black Scorpion
Booking had included Tom Zenk and Brad Armstrong (Candy Man) vs Master Blasters

October 20 - Charleston, SC (McAlister Fieldhouse) 7pm

October 21 – Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Arena) 6.30pm
Brian Pillman d. Iron Sheik … Master Blasters d. Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers … J.W. Storm d. Tommy Rich … Sid Vicious d. Junkyard Dog … Lex Luger d. (DQ) Stan Hansen … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Nasty Boys … Doom DDQ Ric Flair/Arn Anderson … Sting d. Black Scorpion 
(Tom Zenk night off).

October 22 – Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountains Center) 
3pm- TV tapings  1.45pm - interviews
Ricky Morton d. (DQ) Michael Hayes … Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Arn Anderson drew Terry Taylor … Sting d. Arn Anderson

October 23 - Sumter, SC (Sumter County Arena) 6.30pm
(Tom Zenk night off).

October 24 - Savannah, GA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
(Tom Zenk night off).

October 25 – Norfolk, VA (The Scope) 6.30pm
Brad Armstrong d. Dutch Mantel … Terry Taylor d. Iron Sheik … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Midnight Express … J.W. Storm d. Allen Iron Eagle … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Nasty Boys … Doom D-COR Ric Flair/Arn Anderson … Sting d. (COR) Black Scorpion (Colley)

October 25 – Toronto, Ontario (Exhibition Place) 6.30pm (1,000 in house)
Brian Pillman d. Black Scorpion (Irwin) … Juicer d. Barry Horowitz … Tom Zenk d. Johnny K9 … Nick DeCarlo d. Terry Morgan … Master Blasters d. Mike Rotundo/Tim Horner … Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin d. Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich … Lex Luger d. Sid Vicious

October 26 – Richmond, VA (Coliseum) 7pm
Brad Armstrong d. Dutch Mantel … Terry Taylor d. Iron Sheik … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Midnight Express … J.W. Storm d. Allen Iron Eagle … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Nasty Boys … Doom D-COR Ric Flair/Arn Anderson … Sting d. (DQ) Stan Hansen

October 26 - Saginaw, MI (Civic Center) 7pm
Juicer d. Barry Horowitz … Tom Zenk d. Cuban Assassin … Tom Zenk (sub for Pillman) d. Black Scorpion (Irwin) … Master Blasters d. Mike Rotundo/Tim Horner … El Gigante d. Dr. X (Colley) … Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Lex Luger d. Sid Vicious

October 27 – Chicago, IL (UIC Pavilion) Halloween Havoc - Terror Rules the Ring - 8,000 ($115,000)
Pay-Per-View Buyrate of 1.33
1pm
Dark Match:  1.  Tim Horner defeated Barry Horowitz in 8:35
2.  Rip Rogers defeated Rino Riggins in 3:57.
3.  Tommy Rich & Ricky Morton defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in 20:49 when Rich pinned Lane after hitting him with Jim Cornette's tennis racket.
4.  Terry Taylor defeated Bill Irwin in 11:47.
5.  Brad Armstrong defeated J.W. Storm in 5:04.
6.  Blade & Steel defeated Tracey Smothers & Steve Armstrong in 7:17 when Blade pinned Armstrong.
7.  Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes defeated Chris & Mark Youngblood in 17:28 when Garvin pinned Chris Youngblood following a Michael Hayes DDT.
8.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers defeated The Nasty Boys in 15:24 when Scott pinned Knobbs after a "Frankensteiner".
9.  The Junkyard Dog defeated Moondog Rex in 3:15.
10.  NWA World Tag Team Champions Doom fought Ric Flair & Arn Anderson fought to a double count-out in 18:20.
11.  Stan Hansen pinned NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger in 9:30 to win the title following a lariat.
12.  NWA World Heavyweight Champion Sting pinned Sid Vicious at 12:38 to retain the title with a roll-up.  Vicious pinned an Imposter Sting (fellow Four Horsemen member Barry Windham) after the two opponents came back from brawling in the crowd.  The real Sting emerged from the crowd and defeated Vicious to retain the title.

October 28 - Columbus, GA (Municipal Auditorium) 6.30pm 
(originally a night off for Zenk)
Terry Taylor d. Dutch Mantel … Mark Youngblood/Chris Youngblood d. Barry Horowitz/Iron Sheik … Brad Armstrong d. Master Blaster Blade … Tom Zenk (sub for Tommy Rich) d. J.W. Storm … Arn Anderson d. (DQ) Ron Simmons … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Nasty Boys … Sting d. Black Scorpion (Bill Irwin)

October 28 – Farmland, IN (Monroe Central High School) 6.30pm

October 29 – Anderson, SC (Civic Center)
3pm - TV taping  1.45pm - interviews
Ric Flair d. Buddy Landel …  Terry Taylor NC Arn Anderson … Steve Armstrong d. Stan Lane … Nasty Boys d. (DQ) Mark Youngblood/Chris Youngblood

October 30 – Atlanta, GA (Center Stage Theater)
3pm - TV taping  1.45pm - interviews
Tom Zenk d. J.W. Storm … The Juicer d. Moondog Rex dq, Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin d. Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich, Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. BUddy Landell/Moondog Rex, Tracy Smothers d. Steve Armstrong, Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Nasty Boys dq.

October 31 - OFF - Hallowe'en holiday

November 1990

November 1 – Boone, NC (Appalachian State University Varsity Gym) 6.30pm (300 in house)
Tim Horner d. Dutch Mantel … Brad Armstrong d. J.W. Storm … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Bobby Eaton/George South … Brian Pillman d. Black Scorpion … Sid Vicious d. Tom Zenk … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Nasty Boys

Z-Man vs Sid Vicious
 

November 1 - Rome, GA (Memorial Gym) 6.30pm
Doom vs Anderson/Flair

November 2 – Winston-Salem, NC (Lawrence Joel Coliseum) 7pm
Rick Steiner/Terry Taylor NC Nasty Boys … Juicer d. Dutch Mantel … Terry Taylor d. Iron Sheik … Junkyard Dog d. (DQ) Moondog Rex … El Gigante d. Moondog Rex … Doom D-COR Ric Flair/Arn Anderson … Sting d. Sid Vicious

November 2  - Albany, GA (Civic Center) 7pm
Tom Zenk vs J.W. Storm

November 3 – Raleigh, NC (Dorton Arena) 7pm
Juicer d. Dutch Mantel … Terry Taylor d. Iron Sheik … Junkyard Dog d. Moondog Rex … Rick Steiner/Terry Taylor d. (DQ) Nasty Boys … El Gigante d. El Diablo …
Ric Flair/Arn Anderson DDQ Doom (WTC) … Sting (WC) d. Sid Vicious

November 3 - Ozark, AL (Civic Center) 7pm
Luger vs Hansen

November 4 – Asheville, NC (Civic Center) 2pm
Ric Flair/Arn Anderson D-COR Doom

November 4 - Charlotte, NC (Coliseum) 6.30pm
Flair/Anderson vs Doom

November 4 - Montgomery, AL (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Luger vs Hansen

November 5 – Atlanta, GA (Center Stage)
3pm - TV Tapings  1pm - Interviews
Juicer d. (DQ) JW Storm … Buddy Landel d. Steve Armstrong … Bobby Eaton d. (DQ) Sting … Ricky Morton d. (DQ) Michael Hayes … Sting d. Buddy Landell

November 6 - Florence, AL (Lauderdale City Coliseum) 6.30pm
Steiners vs Doom

November 7 - Valdosta, GA (Mathis Civic Auditorium) 6.30pm
Sting vs Scorpion

November 7 – Beckley, WV (Raleigh County Armory Civic CEnter) 6.30pm
Juicer d. George South … J.W. Storm d. Allen Iron Eagle … Master Blaster Blade d. Tim Horner … Junkyard Dog d. Moondog Rex … El Gigante d. Dr. X … Vader d. Iron Sheik … Lex Luger d. Sid Vicious

November 8 - Athens, TN (Tennessee Wesleyan College Gym) 7pm
Flair/Anderson vs Doom

November 8 – Memphis, TN (Mid South Coliseum) 6.30pm
Terry Taylor d. Dutch Mantel … J.W. Storm d. Allen Iron Eagle … El Gigante d. Dr. X … Vader d. Iron Sheik … Rick Steiner/Terry Taylor DDQ Nasty Boys … Junkyard Dog d. Moondog Rex … Sid Vicious/Stan Hansen d. Sting/Lex Luger

November 9 - McMinnville, TN (Civic Center) 7pm
Sid Vicious/Stan Hansen vs Sting/Lex Luger

November 9 – Greenwood, SC (Civic Center) 7pm
Brad Armstrong d. Allen Iron Eagle … Norman d. Barry Horowitz … Tim Horner d. Master Blaster Blade … Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Brian Pillman d. Black Scorpion … Ric Flair/Arn Anderson d. Butch Reed/Buddy Landell

November 10 - Johnson City, TN (Freedom Hall) 7pm
Sid Vicious/Stan Hansen vs Sting/Lex Luger

November 10 - Columbia, SC (The Township) 7pm
Morton/Rich vs Doom, Pillman vs Scorpion

November 11 – Knoxville, TN (Civic Coliseum) 2pm (1,200 in house)
Terry Taylor d. Cuban Assassin … Sam Houston d. Dutch Mantel … El Gigante d. Bill Irwin … Tom Zenk d. J.W. Storm … Rick Steiner/Terry Taylor DDQ Nasty Boys … Vader d. Iron Sheik … Junkyard Dog d. Moondog Rex … Sting/Lex Luger d. (DQ) Sid Vicious/Stan Hansen

November 11 - Charleston, SC (McAlister Fieldhouse) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk vs J. W.Storm
Doom vs Flair/Anderson

November 12 – Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountains Centre)  (1,100 in house)
3pm - TV tapings  1pm - interviews
Tom Zenk d. Motor City Madman … Tom Zenk d. Motor City Madman (2nd match) … Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich d. J.W. Storm/Barry Horowitz

November 13 – Marietta, GA (Cobb City Civic Center)
3pm -0 TV tapings  1pm - interviews
Ric Flair DDQ Ron Simmons

November 14 - Rainesville, AL (Civic Cemter) 6.30pm
Steiners vs Nasty Boys

November 14 - Myrtle Beach, SC (Convention Center) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk vs J.W.Storm
Flair/Anderson d. Butch Reed/Bill Irwin

November 15 - Roanoke, VA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk vs J.W.Storm
Flair/Anderson vs Doom
Steiners vs Nasty Boys

November 15 – Kansas City, MO (Memorial Hall) 6.30pm
Mike Rotundo d. Allen Iron Eagle … Norman d. Barry Horowitz … Big Cat/Junkyard Dog d. Moondogs … Iron Sheik d. Brad Armstrong … Brian Pillman d. Buddy Landel … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Lex Luger d. Harley Race … Sting d. Sid Vicious

November 16 - Springfield, MO (Shrine Mosque) 7pm
Sting vs Vicious 
Pillman vs Landell

November 16 – Charleston, WV (Civic Center) 7pm (1,100 in house) 
Juicer d. Dutch Mantel … Tim Horner d. Master Blaster Blade … Tom Zenk d. J.W. Storm … El Gigante/Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich d. James Earl Wright/Buddy Lee Parker/El Diablo … Ric Flair/Arn Anderson d. Ron Simmons/Bill Irwin (Texas Death) … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Nasty Boys

November 17 – Philadelphia, PA (Civic Center) (2,100 in house)
Juicer d. Dutch Mantel … Tim Horner d. Master Blaster Blade … Tom Zenk d. J.W. Storm … El Gigante/Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich d. State Patrol/Bill Irwin … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner (USTC) d. Nasty Boys (cage) … Lex Luger (US) d. Motor City Madman … Doom (WTC) d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson (cage)

November 17 - Tahlequah, OK (North Eastern Oklahoma State University Basketball Gym) 7pm
Sting vs Vicious
Battle Royal

NWA Worldwide Classics report for 17th of November 1990

"Hosts Tony Schiavone and Dirty Dutch Mantell start by running down this week's card including the Juicer vs Moondog Rex, Morton & Rich vs Freebirds, Z-Man, Sid Vicious, the Steiners and Doom......
Z-Man vs Barry Horowitz. Promo from Z-Man stating he's back and ready to face anyone. Yet, just a few weeks ago he was telling us how happy he was being back teaming with Brian Pillman. So, what's the deal are they are a team again or what? J.W Storm joined Tony and Dutch on commentary and added nothing. He sounded half asleep most of the time, so you couldn't really understand too much of what he said anyway. Perfectly acceptable wrestling from Zenk and Horowitz here. I know I rag on Barry sometimes but I don't actually mind him being on the show because they usually give him some offence, so we do get something resembling a match instead of a boring old squash. Storm reckons he can beat Z-Man in two minutes. Zenk got the three after a Flying Body Press off the top rope, which Storm said wasn't impressive."

November 18 – Tulsa, OK (Convention Center) 2pm
Mike Rotundo d. Allen Iron Eagle … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Iron Sheik d. Brad Armstrong … Brian Pillman d. Buddy Landel … Junkyard Dog/Big Cat d. Moondogs … Lex Luger d. Harley Race … Norman d. Barry Horowitz … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Nasty Boys … Sting d. Sid Vicious

November 18 – Harrisonburg, VA (500 in house)
Juicer d. Dutch Mantel … Tom Zenk d. J.W. Storm … Tim Horner d. Master Blaster Blade … Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich/El Gigante d. James Earl Wright/Buddy Lee Parker/Black Demon … Ric Flair/Arn Anderson d. Butch Reed/Bill Irwin

rspw report - The Z-Man defeated J W Storm. I felt sorry for Zenk last week watching his "I've been in a slump lately, but we all go through slumps, and I'm back now" routine, knowing he was being matched with Storm, and would (I thought) still be jobbing.  I'm glad to see the NWA is actually going to save Zenk from being completely jobbed out -- although they don't seem to have any real role for him (or for Horner, or Armstrong, or Rotundo/a)--Gary Will 

November 19 - OFF

Meltzer 11/19 reports "Ole Anderson's position anything but stable" " Tom Zenk is getting a renewed push." The Renegade Warriors and some other of Anderson's cheap and green workers, including Jeff Warner (J.W.Storm) are on their way out. Brad Armstrong and Tim Horner are given a win but then Armstrong jobbed to The Iron Sheik for a week.

November 20 – Jacksonville, FL (Jacksonville Coliseum) Clash of Champions XIII - Thanksgiving Thunder - 5,000 (($36,000)
1pm
Shown Live on TBS (Cable Rating of 4.2)
Announcers:  Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously.

Dark match
Barry Horowitz d. Mike Thor

Clash of Champions
Features a Sting interview interrupted by the voice of The Black Scorpion.  Features Mike Rotundo introducing Alexandra York and dubbing himself "Michael Wallstreet".  Featured Paul E. Dangerously interviewingf Sting, before being interrupted by The Black Scorpion.  The Scorpion grabs a fan from the audience, places a box over his head, and creates the illusion of "spinning the fan's head" in the box.  The Scorpion then places the fan in an animal cage, places a sheet over it and pulls it off to reveal a tiger in the cage instead.  The Scorpion exits by vanishing in the same way in another cage.

1.  Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes (with Little Richard Marley) defeated Steve Armstrong & Tracey Smothers when Hayes pinned Armstrong with a DDT after Marley had stripped Smothers.

2.  Brian Pillman pinned Buddy Landell with a flying bodypress.

3.  Big Cat (Curtis Hughes) pinned Brad Armstrong.

4.  Tom Zenk pinned Brian Lee following a dropkick from the top rope.

"Tom Zenk pinned Brian Lee in 3:10 after a dropkick off the top rope. Decent paced but you could tell they had never worked together because of timing problems. Still it was decent enough except for Zenk missing a flying bodypress off the top rope while Lee was still in Tallahassee or somewhere." (Meltzer, 12/3/90). Lee oversold a posting to the corner post and missed his spot by a mile.

5.  Michael Wallstreet pinned The Starblazer (Tim Horner) after the "Stock Market Crash" (fallaway slam).

6.  Pat O'Connor Memorial Tournament African Final:  Sgt. Krueger (Matt Bourne) & Col. DeKlerk (Ted Petty) defeated The Botswana Beast & Kaluha to advance to the 8-Team Tournament at Starrcade '90.

7.  Lex Luger pinned The Motor City Madman after a running clothesline.

8.  The Nasty Boys fought The Renegade Warriors to a no-contest when The Steiner Brothers came to the ring and attacked the Nasty Boys.

9.  Sid Vicious pinned The Nightstalker (Bryan Clarke).

10.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers defeated Magnum Force.  After the match, The Nasty Boys attacked The Steiners.

11.  Ric Flair (with Arn Anderson) pinned Butch Reed (with Ron Simmons) after Anderson hit Reed with a chair.  As a result, Flair & Anderson received an NWA World Tag Team Title shot from Doom at Starrcade '90.  Had Reed won, Doom would have gained one of the Horsemen's yacht & limos.

November 21 - Athens, GA (Clark Central High School) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk vs J.W.Storm

November 21 – Chattanooga, TN (UTC Arena) 6.30pm
Ric Flair/Arn Anderson vs  Doom
Pillman vs Storm

November 22 – Columbus, GA (Municipal Auditorium) - Thanksgiving Show - 2pm (6,500 in house) 
Juicer d. Barry Horowitz … Brian Pillman d. Iron Sheik … Master Blasters d. Brad Armstrong/Tim Horner … Michael Wallstreet d. Terry Taylor … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Nasty Boys (cage) … Doom d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson … Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich/El Gigante d. Michael Hayes/Bobby Eaton/Buddy Landel … Sting d. Sid Vicious

November 22 - Atlanta, GA (The Omni) 7pm
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman vs Master Blasters
Flair/Anderson vs Doom
Sting vs Vicious

November 23 – Washington, D.C. (DC Armory) 7pm
Terry Taylor d. Buddy Landel … Norman d. The Golden Eagle … Big Cat d. Tim Horner … El Gigante/Tommy Rich/Ricky Morton d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin/Moondog Rex … Junkyard Dog d. Motor City Madman … Lex Luger d. Iron Sheik … Doom d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson (cage)

November 23 - Savannah, GA (Civic Center) 7pm
Tom Zenk vs Barry Horowitz
Sting vs Vicious
Steiners vs Nasty Boys

November 24 – Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Arena) 7pm
Norman d. Buddy Landel … Tim Horner d. Doug Superior … Terry Taylor d. Motor City Mandman … Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich/El Gigante d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin/Moondog Rex … Junkyard Dog d. Iron Sheik … Lex Luger d. Big Cat … Rick Steiner d. Brian Knobs (cage) … Doom d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson (cage)

"Originally aired: Saturday November 24, 1990 on Syndicated

Hosts Tony Schiavone and Dirty Dutch Mantell start by running down this week's card including Morton & Rich, Z-Man, Big Cat, Doom and the Steiners vs Moondog Rex & Buddy Landell.

Z-Man vs Rip Rogers. J.W Storm joins in on commentary and once again offers nothing of any value. Promo from Z-Man who sends out a challenge to Storm. Nifty wrestling as always from Zenk. Rogers is one those well travelled jobbers that the bookers allow to work proper matches with the main talent. Rogers takes control with a rake to the eyes and some token offence before sending Zenk to the outside, following up with a Double Axehandle from the top rope to the floor on Z-Man a la Randy Savage. Back inside and Z-Man comes back with a Sunset Flip. Rogers hits another Axehandle of the second rope on Zenk then locks in a reverse chinlock. Zenk gets the advantage back with some neat drop-kicks before scoring the pin with a Cross Body off the top rope."

November 24 – Fayetteville, NC (Civic Center) 7pm
Norman d. Buddy Landel … Michael Wallstreet d. Brad Armstrong … Brian Pillman d. Bill Irwin … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers/El Gigante d. James Earl Wright/Buddy Lee Parker/Bobby Eaton … Rick Steiner d. Brian Knobs (cage) … Sting d. Sid Vicious
Tom Zenk vs Bobby Eaton originally booked

November 25 – Norfolk, VA (The Scope) 6.30pm
Norman d. Buddy Landel … Michael Wallstreet d. Brad Armstrong … Brian Pillman d. Bill Irwin … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers/El Gigante d. James Earl Wright/Buddy Lee Parker/Bobby Eaton … Sting d. Sid Vicious … Rick Steiner d. Brian Knobs (cage)

November 25 – Greensboro, NC (Coliseum) 6.30pm (700 in house)
Terry Taylor d. Motor City Madman … Junkyard Dog d. Iron Sheik … Master Blasters d. Tom Zenk/Allen Iron Eagle … Tim Horner d. Barry Horowitz … Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Ron Simmons d. Ric Flair (cage)

Kevin Nash/Master Blaster Steel

rspw report - Alan Iron Eagle and Z-Man vs. Master Blasters.  Blasters by pinfall.
Zenk carried this to a fair match, selling the Blasters' power moves nicely.  The big guy, Steele (Kevin Nash), has a great look and seems to be learning the ropes.  Finish saw Steele pin Iron Eagle. 

Confirmation that Ole Anderson has been sacked as booker. Bob Roop also fired as road agent. The booking is now being done by Jim Ross, Tony Schavione, Kevin Sullivan  and Ric Flair. Brad Armstrong is missing in action but "Since his problems were with Ole Anderson, there is talk that he will be back in January.' Other talent brought in by Ole is going - in particular JYD , Iron Sheik, Night Stalker (Bryan Clark), Rocky King, etc (Meltzer 12/10/90).

November 26 - Albany, GA (Civic Center) 
3pm - TV tapings  1pm - interviews
November 27 - Dothan, AL (Civic Center) 
3pm - TV tapings  1pm - interviews

November 28 - Richmond, IN (Tiernan Center) 6.30pm
Vicious vs Sting
Steiners vs Nasty Boys

November 29 - Indianapolis, IN (Convention Center) 6.30pm
Flair/Anderson vs Doom
Luger vs Big Cat

November 29 – Toronto, Ontario (Exhibition Place) 6.30pm
Norman d. Tony Montour … Buddy Landel d. Juicer … Michael Wallstreet d. Brad Armstrong … Brian Pillman d. Bill Irwin … Tracy Smothers/Nick Decarlo d. Bobby Eaton/Johnny K9 … Rick Steiner d. Jerry Sags … Sting d. Sid Vicious

November 30 – Cleveland, OH (Convention Center) 7pm
Buddy Landel d. Juicer … Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich d. James Earl Wright/Buddy Lee Parker … Norman d. Rip Rogers … Michael Wallstreet d. Brad Armstrong … Brian Pillman d. Black Scorpion … El Gigante/Tracy Smothers/Norman d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin/Bobby Eaton … Sting d. Sid Vicious

November 30 – Chicago, IL (UIC Pavilion) 7pm
1.  The Master Blasters defeated Tim Horner & Allen Iron Eagle.

2.  Terry Taylor defeated Motor City Madman.

3.  Junkyard Dog defeated The Iron Sheik.

4.  Big Van Vader defeated Moondog Rex.

5.  Lex Luger defeated The Big Cat.

6.  Rick Steiner defeated Brian Knobbs in a steel cage match.

7.  Ron Simmons defeated Ric Flair in a steel cage match.

December 1990

December 1 – Milwaukee, WI (Mecca Arena/Bruce Hall) 7pm
Master Blaster d. Allen Iron Eagle … Terry Taylor d. Motor City Madman … Vader d. Moondog Rex … Lex Luger d. Big Cat … Junkyard Dog d. Iron Sheik, … Rick Steiner d. Brian Knobs … Butch Reed d. Ric Flair (cage)

December 1 - Columbus, OH (State Fairgrounds Coliseum) 7pm
Sting vs Vicious
Pillman vs Scorpion

December 2 – Asheville, NC (Civic Center) 2pm
Buddy Landel d. Juicer … Norman d. Joe Cazana … Vader d. Moondog Rex … Ron Simmons d. Ric Flair … Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin d. Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers … Lex Luger d. Motor City Madman … Sting d. Big Cat

December 2 – Knoxville, TN (Civic Coliseum) 6.30pm
Brian Pillman d. Dutch Mantel … Michael Wallstreet d. Sam Houston … Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Vader d. Motor City Madman … Lex Luger d. Big Cat … Sting d. Sid Vicious … Rick Steiner d. Jerry Sags (cage) … Terry Taylor d. Iron Sheik

December 3 Anderson, SC (Civic Center)
3pm - TV taping   1pm - interviews

December 4 – Atlanta, GA (Center Stage Theater) (890 sellout )
Tom Zenk d. Arn Anderson (TV) new champ … Michael Wallstreet d. Tommy Rich … Michael Hayes d. (DQ) Rick Steiner

rspw report - The Z-Man beat Arn Anderson for the TV title in Atlanta on Dec. 4, as reported in the National Tuesday. I bet he loses it within 2 months. Anybody think this has anything to do with the fact that Ole isn't the booker anymore? Kinda makes you wonder, ya' know? If this trend of nepotism continues, I'm pretty sure that Dustin will be champ about two weeks after he comes back to the NWA. 

Zenk's 'push' arrives now that Ole is back managing his saw mill in Wisconsin. 

Meltzer - "Television taping on 12/4 at Center Stage in Atlanta before a sellout 890 was headlined by Zenk winning the TV title from Arn Anderson after a dropkick off the top rope. Told it was a great match. They are doing a gimmick where Zenk has a 46 match winning streak so he's getting a big push now with the new booking team." 

After the Zenk-Anderson title switch is aired (Saturday -12/22?) WON reports -  "An old-style match which lasted 17 minutes. Slow builder but tons of heat for the finish which was most impressive if only because the crowd didn't seem into it when it started. Anderson's facial expressions were unbelievable." NWA mismanagement of the title change continues - "In the commentary on the Zenk-Anderson match they talked of Zenk having a 45 match streak coming into the match. At Starrcade it was 35, but he was pinned at Starrcade" Meltzer doesn't point out  that Starrcade came after the title change but was broadcast first!

December 5 – Alexandria, LA (Crossroads Coliseum) 6.30pm
original booking has Tom Zenk vs Local (changed booking has Tom Zenk as new 'undeclared' TC champion)
Sting vs Vicous

December 5 - Omaha, NE (Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum) 6.30pm
Buddy Landel d. Juicer … Master Blasters d. Tim Horner/Allen Iron Eagle … Michael Wallstreet d. Harley Race … Sam Houston d. Barry Horowitz … Brian Pillman d. Motor City Madman … Rick Steiner d. Buddy Landel … Lex Luger d. Big Cat … Ric Flair/Arn Anderson d. Butch Reed/Larry Cameron

December 6 - Monroe LA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
original booking has Tom Zenk vs Local (changed booking has Tom Zenk as new 'undeclared' TV Champion)
Sting vs Vicous

December 6 – Sioux City, IA (Auditorium)
Juicer d. (DQ) Barry Horowitz … Sam Houston d. Barry Horowitz … Master Blasters d. Tim Horner/Allen Iron Eagle … Michael Wallstreet d. Harley Race … Rick Steiner d. Jerry Sags … Lex Luger d. Big Cat … Brian Pillman d. Motor City Madman  … Ric Flair/Arn Anderson d. Butch Reed/Larry Cameron

December 7 – Memphis, TN (Mid South Coliseum)
Tom Zenk d. Dutch Mantel  (original booking has Tom Zenk vs Local … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. Bill Irwin/Bobby Eaton … Norman d. Joe Cazana … Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin d. Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich … Junkyard Dog d. Iron Sheik … Brian Knobs d. Rick Steiner … Sting d. Sid Vicious

December 7 - Ames, IA (Hilton Coliseum) 7pm
Doom vs Flair/Anderson
Pillman vs Motor City Madman

December 8 – Augusta, GA (Civic Center) 7pm
Terry Taylor d. Moondog Rex … Tom Zenk d. Iron Sheik … Jimmy Garvin d. Tommy Rich … Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers d. James Earl Wright/Buddy Lee Parker … Rick Steiner d. Bobby Eaton … Lex Luger d. Big Cat … Ric Flair/Arn Anderson d. Butch Reed/Larry Cameron (cage)

December 8 – St. Joseph, MO (Civic Arena)7pm
Ric Flair/Arn Anderson d. Butch Reed/Larry Cameron
Pillman vs Motor City Madman

December 9 - Greenville, NC (Minges Coliseum) 6.30pm
Tom Zenk vs Iron Sheik
Doom vs Flair/Anderson
Luger vs Big Cat

December 9 - Montgomery, AL (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Sting vs Vicious
Pillman vs Motor City Madman

December 10 - Gainesville, GA (Georgia Mountains Center)
3pm - TV tapings  1pm - interviews

December 11 – Atlanta, GA (Center Stage)
3pm - TV tapings 1pm - interviews
Brian Pillman d. Rip Rogers … Arn Anderson d. Terry Taylor … Terry Taylor drew Bobby Eaton … Sid Vicious d. Norman

December 12 - Columbus, GA (Municipal Auditorium) 6.30pm
Sting vs Big Cat
Steiners vs Nasty Boys

December 13 – Raleigh, NC (Dorton Arena) 6.30pm
Konnan d. Bobby Eaton … Dutch Mantel d. Juicer … Moondog Rex d. Italian Stallion … Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich d. James Earl Wright/Buddy Lee Parker … Junkyard Dog d. Bill Irwin … Tom Zenkd. Motor City Madman … Rick Steiner d. Jimmy Garvin … Lex Luger d. (DQ) Big Cat

December 13 – Roanoke, VA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Tim Horner d. George South … Master Blasters d. Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers … Brian Pillman d. Iron Sheik … Sting d. Sid Vicious … Doom d. Ric Flair/Arn Anderson

December 14 – Richmond, VA (Civic Center) 6.30pm
Tim Horner d. Bobby Eaton … Master Blaster d. Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers … Tom Zenk d. Motor City Madman … Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich d. James Earl Wright/Buddy Lee Parker … Junkyard Dog d. Bill Irwin … Sting d. Sid Vicious … Rick Steiner d. Jimmy Garvin

December 15 - OFF

December 16 – St. Louis, MO (Kiel) Starrcade - Collision Course - 7,200 ($93,425)
Dark match
Bill Irwin d. T.C. Carter

Starrcade Pay-Per-View:
Pay-Per-View Buyrate of 1.3

Announcers:  Jim Ross and Paul E. Dangerously

- Featured Tony Schiavone interviewing Dick the Bruiser, Sting, and Doom in seperate interviews.

Dark Match:  Bill Irwin defeated T.C. Carter.

1.  Bobby Eaton pinned Tom Zenk at 8:45 with a small package after Zenk missed a "missle dropkick" from the top rope.

rspw report - 1.  Bobby Eaton (From the Darkside, music, stats, first) vs. The Z-Man (music, stats). The match started even but Z-Man started to dominate slightly at the 2 minute mark.  At 5:30, Z-Man, standing on the apron, supplexed Bobby over the top rope onto the ramp. (Not a DQ, according to the announcers, because Z was out of the ring).  By 7:00, Bobby had come back and dropped a leg on Z from the top rope, but then Bobby missed a run-across and crotched himself on the ring post.  At 8:00, Bobby climbed to the top rope, but Z was ready, and gave him a superkick to the heart which staggered Bobby.  Then Z tried to climb to the top rope for a drop kick, and missed, falling on his back, staggered. Bobby rolled him up at 8:43. Good introductory match to a PPV. 

rspw report 2 - In a recent National, it stated that The Z-Man had defeated Arn Anderson for the NWA (or WCW) TV Title on Dec 4.  Yet in last night's PPV, The Z-Man lost to Beautiful Bobby Eaton (no disgrace) but no mention of the belt.  Maybe had something to do with the sound on the TV being off, but I saw no title belt at all.  What gives?  Hasn't been shown on TV yet so he can't wear it?  What is this, the WWF?!!!!  Not Perfect!!! 

2.  Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Quarterfinal Match:  U.S. Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers defeated Sgt. Kruger (aka Matt Bourne) & Col. DeKlerk  at 2:12 when Scott Steiner pinned DeKlerk after hitting a "Frankensteiner".

3.  Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Quarterfinal Match:  Konnan & Rey Mysterio defeated Norman Smiley & Chris Adams at 5:29 when Konnan pinned Smiley after executing a reverse suplex from the top rope, and bridged for the pinfall.

4.  Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Quarterfinal Match:  The Great Muta & Mr. Saito defeated Rip Morgan & Jacko Victory at 5:41 when Muta pinned Victory with a German suplex.

5.  Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Quarterfinal Match:  Victor Zangiev & Salman Hasimokov defeated Bull Johnson & Troy Montour at 3:54 when Hasimokov forced Montour to submit to a modified arm-bar.

6.  Michael Wallstreet (with Alexandra York) pinned Terry Taylor at 6:52 after a Samoan drop, set up by a Hot Shot.

7.  Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Big Cat & Motor City Madman at 1:01 after Madman was drilled with a double powerbomb by Vicious & Spivey.

8.  Tommy Rich & Ricky Morton (with Robert Gibson) defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin (with Little Richard Marley aka Rocky King) at 6:13 when Morton pinned Garvin with a roll-up following Marley's failed interference.  After the match, Hayes & Garvin assaulted Marley.  Rich & Morton made the save for Marley, but left the injured Gibson alone, who was brutally attacked by Hayes & Garvin.

9.  Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Semi-Final Match:  U.S. Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers defeated Konnan & Rey Mysterio at 2:51 when Rick Steiner pinned Mysterio after reversing his rana attempt into a powerbomb.

10.  Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Semi-Final Match:  The Great Muta & Mr. Saito defeated Victor Zangiev & Salman Hasimokov at 3:08 when Saito made the pin after executing a belly-to-back suplex.

11.  Lex Luger defeated U.S. Champion Stan Hansen in a "Texas Bullrope Match" by reverse decision at 10:13 to win the title.  Luger had originally touched all four corners, but referee Randy Anderson was knocked down as he touched the fourth.  Hansen recovered and touched all four corners, and new referee Nick Patrick awarded him the match.  Anderson recovered and told Patrick that he saw Luger touch the fourth corner, and awarded him the match and the title.

12.  World Tag Team Champions Doom fought Barry Windham & Arn Anderson to a draw in 7:19 in a "Street Fight" when simultaneous pinfalls were counted as Windham pinned Butch Reed with a small package, just as Ron Simmons had Anderson pinned after a second-rope flying clothesline.  Referee Nick Patrick ruled that Doom retained the titles.

13.  Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Final:  U.S. Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers defeated The Great Muta & Mr. Saito at 10:52 when Rick Steiner pinned Saito with a sunset flip off the top rope as Saito had Scott Steiner trapped in a sleeper.

14.  NWA World Champion Sting pinned The Black Scorpion in a "Title Vs. Mask" steel cage match at 18:31 following a flying bodypress.  Dick the Bruiser was the referee for this bout.  Prior to the match, four Black Scorpion imposters came to the ring, followed by a "flying saucer" which dropped from the ceiling, where a fifth (and the real) Black Scorpion exited.  After the match, the four imposters Scorpions attacked Sting, but were fought off by the champions and Dick the Bruiser.  Barry Windham & Arn Anderson attacked Sting after the bout, as well.  Sting recovered and ripped the Scorpion's mask off to reveal Ric Flair as the show ended.

December 17 through December 24 - OFF

December 25- Greenville, SC (Memorial Auditorium) 1pm
Doom vs Arn Anderson/Barry Windham (cage)
Pillman vs Iron Sheik

December 25 – Atlanta, GA (The Omni) 7pm
Minotaur d. Juicer … Brian Pillman/Tom Zenkd. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Michael Wallstreet d. Tim Horner … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Master Blasters … Junkyard Dog d. Iron Sheik … Lex Luger/El Gigante d. Big Cat/Motor City Madman … Sting d. (COR) Ric Flair … Doom d. Arn Anderson/Barry Windham (cage)

December 26 – Nashville, TN (Municipal Auditorium) 6.30pm
Sting d. Ric Flair

December 26 - Colombia, Sc (The Township) 6.30pm
Luger vs Hansen
Tom Zenk vs Master Blaster Blade

December 27 – Knoxville, TN(Civic Coliseum) 6.30pm
Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. James Earl Wright/Buddy Lee Parker … Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin d. Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich … Terry Taylor d. Moondog Rex … Sid Vicious d. Brad Armstrong … Doom d. Arn Anderson/Barry Windham … Sting d. Ric Flair … El Gigante won a battle royal

December 27 - Charleston, SC (McAlister Fieldhouse) 6.30pm
Luger vs Hansen
Tom Zenk vs Master Blaster Blade

December 28 – Jacksonville, FL (Memorial Coliseum) 7pm
Minotaur d. Tim Horner … Motor City Madman d. Iron Priest … Ricky Morton/Tommy Rich d. James Earl Wright/Buddy Lee Parker … El Gigante d. Moondog Rex … Lex Luger/Tom Zenk (sub for Van Vader) d. Stan Hansen/Big Cat … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner d. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin … Sting d. Ric Flair … Arn Anderson/Barry Windham d. Doom (cage) original booking had Tom Zenk vs Motor City Madman

December 29 Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Arena) 12 noon
Minotaur d. Juicer … Brian Pillman d. Master Blaster Blade … El Gigante d. Motor City Madman … Sid Vicious d. Brad Armstrong … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner (USTC) d. Jimmy Garvin/Michael Hayes … Tom Zenk (sub for Van Vader)/Lex Luger d. Stan Hansen/Big Cat … Sting (WC) d. Ric Flair  original booking had Tom Zenk vs Master Blaster Blade

December 29 – Philadelphia, PA (Civic Center) 7pm
Minotaur d. Juicer … Brian Pillman d. Master Blaster Blade … El Gigante d. Motor City Madman … Sid Vicious d. Brad Armstrong … Rick Steiner/Scott Steiner (USTC) d. Jimmy Garvin/Michael Hayes … Tom Zenk (sub for Van Vader)/Lex Luger d. Stan Hansen/Big Cat … Sting (WC) d. Ric Flair  original booking had Tom Zenk vs Iron Sheik

December 30 – Chicago, IL (UIC Pavilion) 7pm
1.  Minotaur defeated The Juicer.

2.  El Gigante defeated Bobby Eaton.

3.  Tom Zenk defeated The Motor City Madman. original booking had Tom Zenk vs Master Blaster Blade

4.  Michael Wallstreet defeated Terry Taylor.

5.  Sid Vicious defeated Lex Luger.

6.  NWA World Champion Sting defeated Ric Flair.

7.  NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin in a "First Blood" match.  Dick the Bruiser was the guest referee.
 
 



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