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[TV Recap] ‘MLW Intimidation Games 2019’ – Lawlor/Ki 2, Lucha Bros vs. Team AAA

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Date: March 2, 2019
Venue: Cicero Stadium (Cicero, IL)
Commentators: Jim Cornette (?!?) & Rich Bocchini

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Last Friday MLW broadcast a one-hour Intimidation Games special on beIN Sports, featuring a steel cage rematch between MLW World Champion ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor and the man he choked out for the title Low-Ki. Thankfully MLW takes pity on those of us without that in our cable package and have posted the show online, so here I am with a recap! Let’s do this.

Champion Roll-Call

  • MLW World Heavyweight Champion: ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor
  • MLW World Middleweight Champion: Teddy Hart
  • MLW World Tag Team Champions: The Hart Foundation (Teddy Hart & Davey Boy Smith Jr.)

The Lineup

  • The Lucha Bros vs. Team AAA (***)
  • Steel Cage Match: Tom Lawlor [c] vs. Low-Ki for the MLW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (**3/4)

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[PPV Recap] ‘WCW SuperBrawl III’ – White Castle of Fear, Return of the Nature Boy

Date: February 21, 1993
Venue: Asheville Civic Center (Asheville, NC)
Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura

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The war between Sting and Big Van Vader continues into 1993 as the two headline WCW’s first PPV of 1993. It’s not just any match, however, it’s a ‘White Castle of Fear’ match. What does that mean exactly? Strap match. It’s a strap match. Also on the show The British Bulldog makes his debut, Ric Flair makes his PPV re-debut, and Maxx Payne of all people gets a shot at the United States Championship.

Champion Roll-Call

  • WCW World Heavyweight Champion: Big Van Vader
  • WCW United States Champion: ‘The Natural’ Dustin Rhodes
  • WCW World Television Champion: Vacant
  • WCW World Tag Team Champions: Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat & Shane Douglas
  • NWA World Heavyweight Champion: The Great Muta

The Lineup

  • Erik Watts & Marcus Alexander Bagwell vs. The Hollywood Blondes (*3/4)
  • 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Chris Benoit (***3/4)
  • Davey Boy Smith vs. Bill Irwin (**)
  • Falls Count Anywhere: Cactus Jack vs. Paul Orndorff (**1/2)
  • The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express vs. The Heavenly Bodies (***1/4)
  • Dustin Rhodes [c] vs. Maxx Payne for the WCW UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP (DUD)
  • The Great Muta [c] vs. Barry Windham for the NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • White Castle of Fear: Sting vs. Big Van Vader (****)

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[PPV Recap] ‘WWF In Your House 6: Rage in the Cage’ – Bret vs. Diesel, HBK vs. Owen

Date: February 18, 1996
Venue: Louisville Gardens (Louisville, KY)
Commentators: Vince McMahon & Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler

The 6th installment of In Your House features the baby blue cage of doom as Bret Hart defends the WWF Championship against the man he defeated for it back at Survivor Series, and soon to be WCW-bound, Diesel. Also on the show Shawn Michaels puts his WrestleMania XII title shot on the line against Owen Hart,the feud between former best friends Razor Ramon and The 1-2-3 Kid ends with a friggin’ Crybaby Match, and Yokozuna…speaks?!?

Champion Roll-Call

  • WWF Champion: Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart
  • WWF Intercontinental Champion: Goldust
  • WWF World Tag Team Champions: VACANT

The (Televised) Lineup

  • Crybaby Match: Razor Ramon vs. The 1-2-3 Kid (**1/2)
  • Duke Droese vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley (**)
  • Yokozuna vs. Davey Boy Smith (1/4*)
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Owen Hart (***3/4)
  • Steel Cage Match: Bret Hart [c] vs. Diesel for the WWF CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)

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[PPV Recap] ‘WCW WrestleWar ’90: Wild Thing’ – Flair vs. Luger, Steiners vs. Andersons

Date: February 25, 1990
Venue: Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro, NC)
Commentators: Jim Ross & Terry Funk

WrestleWar ‘90: Wild Thing features a World Title main event as ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair defends against former Four Horsemen brother ‘The Total Package’ Lex Luger. The undercard? PRETTY MUCH ALL TAG TEAM MATCHES, including two championship contests and a Chicago Street Fight between The Road Warriors and a real low-rent version of The Skyscrapers. Throw in one of the all-time great fun bad PPV theme songs and you’ve got yourself a helluva way to kick off the 1990 WCW PPV season. I’ve watched this one before but that was like twelve sites ago so let’s pretend like I didn’t.

Champion Roll-Call

  • NWA World Heavyweight Champion: ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair
  • NWA United States Heavyweight Champion: ‘The Total Package’ Lex Luger
  • NWA World Television Champion: ‘The Enforcer’ Arn Anderson
  • NWA World Tag Team Champions: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • NWA United States Tag Team Champions: ‘Flyin’ Brian Pillman & ‘The Z-Man’ Tom Zenk

The Lineup

  • The Dynamic Dudes vs. Kevin Sullivan & Buzz Sawyer (*3/4)
  • Norman The Lunatic vs. Cactus Jack Manson (*)
  • The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express vs. The Midnight Express (***1/2)
  • Chicago Street Fight: The Road Warriors vs. “The Skyscrapers” (*1/4)
  • Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk [c] vs. The Fabulous Freebirds for the NWA UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**)
  • The Steiner Brothers [c] vs. Ole & Arn Anderson for the NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Ric Flair [c] vs. Lex Luger for the NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (****)

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