NWA/WCW The Main Event

1993

1/3/93 - featured the Dustin Rhodes vs. Danny Deese match from the 1/2/93 Worldwide:
Dustin Rhodes pinned Danny Deese at 1:45 with the bulldog
WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Big Van Vader (w/ Harley Race) & WCW US Champion Rick Rude (w/ Madusa) via disqualification at 9:58 when Rude threw Douglas over the top just before Steamboat hit Rude with the crossbody off the top; prior to the bout, Jim Ross & Michael Hayes said the bout was taped prior to Vader's WCW World Title victory and Rude's neck injury; after the match, Vader & Rude attacked Douglas on the floor until Steamboat scared them backstage with a chair (12/1/92; Gainesville, GA)

1/10/93:
Dustin Rhodes fought Barry Windham to a double disqualification at 4:25 when both men shoved referee Randy Anderson; after the match, Windham continued to assault Rhodes until several referees came out (12/9/92; Louisville, KY)
Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated Larry Santo & TC Carter when Pillman pinned Carter following a Pillman dropkick-assisted Stun Gun from Austin (1/5/93; Gainesville, GA)
Cactus Jack fought Paul Orndorff to a no contest in a streetfight at around the 8-minute mark when Big Van Vader attacked Cactus after Cactus knocked down Harley Race, who was at ringside to scout which of the two men would replace injured WCW US Champion Rick Rude on Vader's team at the Clash of the Champions; after the bout, Vader, Orndorff, and Race assaulted Cactus (1/6/93; Montgomery, AL)

1/17/93:
WCW World Champion Ron Simmons pinned Tony Atlas at 6:00 with the powerslam; Simmons was not aknowledged as champion, as he had lost the title by the time the match aired (12/1/92; Gainesville, GA)
Erik Watts defeated Rip Rogers at 3:36 via submission with the STF (1/5/93; Gainesville, GA)
The Wrecking Crew defeated Tommy Angel & Terry Bronson when Bronson was pinned following the Wrecking Ball (1/5/93; Gainesville, GA)
Cactus Jack & the Barbarian fought WCW World Champion Big Van Vader (w/ Harley Race) & Paul Orndorff to a double disqualification at 5:58 when all four men began fighting on the floor; after the bout, the brawl continued outside the ring; following the commercial break, Michael Hayes interviewed Cactus & the Barbarian at ringside with Cactus saying he wanted a No DQ rematch; moments later, Jim Ross said The Main Event would be preempted the following two weeks but he hoped to have the tag team rematch the following week on The Power Hour (1/5/93; Gainesville, GA)

1/24/93:
No episode

1/31/93:
No episode

2/7/93:
Chris Benoit pinned the Italian Stallion with a German suplex into a bridge (1/19/93; Anderson, SC)
Paul Orndorff pinned Rikki Nelson with the piledriver (1/19/93; Anderson, SC)
WCW World Champion Big Van Vader pinned the Barbarian with a splash from the middle turnbuckle; Harley Race and Cactus Jack were both barred from ringside for the match (1/5/93; Gainesville, GA; Georgia Mountains Center)

2/14/93:
Joey Maggs fought Mustafa Saied to a no contest at the 25-second mark when Stan Lane, Tom Prichard, Bobby Eaton, & Jim Cornette came out and attacked both men; Cornette then grabbed the mic and said they were making their own rules as they were not a part of WCW; Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson ran out moments later and attacked Cornette's men (2/9/93; Gainesville, GA)
WCW TV Title Tournament Opening Round: Paul Orndorff pinned 2 Cold Scorpio after Scorpio accidentally crotched himself on the top rope while attempting a top rope move (2/8/93; Center Stage Theatre)

2/21/93:
Brian Pillman pinned Marcus Alexander Bagwell with a roll up and hooking the tights for leverage (2/9/93; Gainesville, GA)
WCW TV Title Tournament Opening Round: Cactus Jack pinned Tom Zenk with the double arm DDT (2/8/93; Center Stage Theatre)

2/8/93; Atlanta, GA; Center Stage Theatre
2/28/93:
WCW TV Title Tournament Opening Round: Johnny B. Badd pinned Chris Benoit at 6:06 by lifting his shoulder out of Benoit's dragon suplex and Benoit pinned himself

2/28/93 - featured Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyzsko on commentary; included the Barry Windham vs. WCW/NWA Tag Team Champion Ricky Steamboat match from the 2/20/93 Worldwide

3/7/93:
WCW TV Title Tournament Opening Round: Steve Regal pinned the Barbarian with a roll up after the Barbarian missed a boot to the face (2/27/93; Center Stage Theatre)
WCW World Champion Big Van Vader (w/ Harley Race) pinned Cactus Jack at 12:00 with a splash after the challenger suplexed an interfering Race into the ring (3/1/93; Gainesville, GA)

3/1/93; Gainesville, GA; Georgia Mountains Center
3/14/93 - featured Michael Hayes hosting the show from the Atlanta Braves’ spring training camp in West Palm Beach, FL; Hayes opened the show alongside Braves’ pitcher Steve Avery; included footage of the Cole Brothers defeating the Wrecking Crew the previous week on WCW Saturday Night after the Coles switched places in the ring; featured Hayes speaking with Atlanta Braves’ pitcher John Smoltz; included a look at Ric Flair’s recent return to WCW and Missy Hyatt’s failed attempts to speak with him; featured Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone speaking with Hayes; it was announced Steve Regal would face Johnny B. Badd the following week in the WCW TV Title Tournament:
Johnny B. Badd pinned Jeff Stone with the left hand punch at 1:41; after the bout, Badd stuck a “Kiss that Don’t Miss” sticker on Stone’s face
Davey Boy Smith pinned Randy Sledge at 1:24 with the running powerslam
Keith & Kent Cole defeated Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce at 5:24 when Slazenger was pinned with a roll up after a blind tag; during the bout, Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce cut an insert promo on the Cole Brothers
NWA World Champion Barry Windham pinned Rick Hardrock at 2:16 with the DDT; after the bout, Tony Schiavone interviewed Windham at ringside and said he would not comment on Ric Flair but said there were many challengers out there, from Ricky Steamboat to Shane Douglas to Dustin Rhodes, and none of them would take his belt
WCW TV Championship Tournament Quarter-Finals: Paul Orndorff pinned Cactus Jack at 6:01 by grabbing the tights for leverage after causing Cactus to fall off the top rope and further injure his left knee
2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Mike Thor & Fred Avery at 2:23 when Scorpio pinned Thor with the 450 splash; after the match, Schiavone interviewed Scorpio & Bagwell at ringside about their future as a tag team

3/1/93; Gainesville, GA; Georgia Mountains Center
3/21/93 - featured Eric Bischoff conducting a sit-down interview with Ric Flair in a restaurant in which Flair discussed Barry Windham's recent win of the NWA World Title and said he was happy to see Windham win the title at SuperBrawl but said he wasn't ready to set his sights on facing any one man upon making his return to the ring; Flair then said he would talk to Missy Hyatt when he was ready:
Tom Zenk & Johnny Gunn defeated Bob Cook & Rip Rogers when Zenk pinned Rogers with a small package
Erik Watts defeated Bob Morgan via submission with the STF at 2:46
Maxx Payne defeated the Italian Stallion via submission with the Pain Killer at 3:50
Vinnie Vegas & Big Sky defeated JN Stryker & Terry Travis when Sky pinned Stryker with a Samoan Drop
WCW TV Championship Quarter-Finals: Johnny B. Badd pinned Steve Regal at 5:53 with a reverse roll up; prior to the bout, the two men shook hands; during the bout, Tony Schiavone announced tickets for the 4/13 show in New York City would go on sale Tuesday

3/1/93; Gainesville, GA; Georgia Mountains Center
3/28/93:
Davey Boy Smith pinned Mike Moon with the powerslam
The Wrecking Crew defeated Sonny Trout & Kevin McDonald when McDonald was pinned following the Wrecking Ball
Van Hammer pinned Danny Deats with the slingshot suplex
WCW TV Title Tournament Semi-Finals: Paul Orndorff defeated Johnny B. Badd via disqualification after Badd was caught using Orndorff's own foreign object
WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes, WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Barry Windham, Steve Austin, & Brian Pillman at 6:50 when Steamboat pinned Pillman with a crossbody off the top as Pillman attempted a piledriver on Douglas

3/1/93; Gainesville, GA; Georgia Mountains Center
4/4/93:
NWA World Champion Barry Windham pinned Tom Zenk with the DDT
Steve Regal pinned Mustafa Saied with a butterfly suplex
WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes pinned the Masked Wrecker with the bulldog
Vinnie Vegas & Big Sky defeated Chris Sullivan & TC Carter when Sky pinned Carter with a Samoan Drop
Maxx Payne defeated Brad Armstrong via submission with the Pain Killer

6/13/93 - hosted by Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko:
WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated Terry Travis & Keith Hart at 2:07 when Pillman pinned Travis with the Atomic Blonde

7/4/93 - hosted by Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko:
Big Sky defeated Kip Abee via submission with a bearhug at 2:52
Marcus Alexander Bagwell vs. Wrecking Crew Rage

7/11/93 - hosted by Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko:
Dustin Rhodes pinned Tony Zane with the bulldog

6/28/93; Gainesville, GA; Georgia Mountains Center
7/25/93 - included Michael Hayes hosting the show from the editing studio at CNN Center; featured Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyzsko on commentary; included a promo by Rick Rude regarding Dustin Rhodes' mystery partner for the upcoming Clash of the Champions to face Rude & the Equalizer:
Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce defeated Tom Zenk & Johnny Gunn when Slazenger pinned Gunn at 3:59 after Pierce hit Gunn in the back of the head with the cowbell behind the referee's back
Maxx Payne defeated Jay Sledge via submission with the Pain Killer at the 48-second mark; after the bout, Tony Schiavone conducted a ringside interview with Payne regarding his feud with Johnny B. Badd
Paul Roma defeated Tom Burton
Ricky Steamboat defeated Wrecking Crew Fury
NWA World Champion Ric Flair & Arn Anderson defeated Bobby Eaton & Chris Benoit when Anderson pinned Eaton with the spinebuster at 11:24 after Eaton sustained a chop from Flair; the ring entrances were not shown since Flair had yet to win the NWA World Title but the match aired after the fact

6/28/93; Gainesville, GA; Georgia Mountains Center
8/1/93 - featured footage of the Colossol Kongs / Zenk & Gunn match from the previous night's WCW Saturday Night; included footage from the Davey Boy Smith / Vader WCW World Title match from Slamboree, and a recent non-title match from Worldwide in which Vader was disqualified, to build towards their title bout at the Clash of the Champions:
Ron Simmons pinned Rage at 6:24 with a shoulderblock off the top
Keith & Kent Cole defeated Brian Costello & Barry Starr at 6:45 when Costello was pinned following a double dropkick
Ricky Steamboat fought Lord Steven Regal (w/ Sir William) to a time-limit draw at 10:02 as Steamboat had Regal down in a backslide; after the commercial break, Tony Schiavone interviewed Regal & William at ringside in which Regal said he could have beaten Steamboat at any time but was just using the match as a workout; moments later, Steamboat came back out and challenged Regal to a rematch for the following week; after Regal said he was too busy for a rematch, Steamboat slapped him twice with a pair of gloves, prompting Regal to accept the challenge

6/28/93; Gainesville, GA; Georgia Mountains Center
8/8/93 - hosted by Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko:
WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated Erik Watts & Scott Studd
Davey Boy Smith defeated Big Sky
Rick Rude defeated Davey Rich
Dustin Rhodes defeated Top Gun
Ricky Steamboat defeated Lord Steven Regal (w/ Sir William) via disqualification at 9:27 when WCW TV Champion Paul Orndorff attacked Steamboat after Steamboat hit the crossbody off the top; the bout was advertised and announced by the commentators as a No DQ bout; Tony Schiavone claimed referee Randy Anderson called for the bell declaring the match would be thrown out

7/27/93; Anderson, SC; Civic Center
8/15/93:
Lord Steven Regal (w/ Sir William) pinned Marcus Alexander Bagwell with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Sir William hit Bagwell with his umbrella
Maxx Payne defeated Bobby Baker
The Colossal Kongs defeated Dave Dunlap & TA McCoy
Davey Boy Smith defeated Fred Avery
WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated Keith & Kent Cole when Austin made the pin with a roll up and grabbing the tights and Pillman for leverage

7/27/93; Anderson, SC; Civic Center
8/22/93:
The Nasty Boys defeated Tommy Angel & Jason Johnson
Yoshi Kwan defeated Mike Winner
The Equalizer defeated Chris Sullivan
2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Paul Orndorff & Lord Steven Regal (w/ Sir William) via disqualification when Orndorff ran Scorpio into the ringpost

7/27/93; Anderson, SC; Civic Center
8/29/93:
Sid Vicious defeated Brad Anderson (sub. for Van Hammer)
Thunder & Lightning defeated Bobby Eaton & Chris Benoit when Benoit was pinned following a shoulderblock off the top
Harlem Heat defeated Joe Cruz & Mike Thor
2 Cold Scorpio fought Lord Steven Regal (w/ Sir William) to a time-limit draw; Scorpio had Regal covered following the 450 splash when the bell rang

8/10/93; Macon, GA; Coliseum
9/5/93:
Ice Train defeated Chris Sullivan
Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce defeated Brad Armstrong & Erik Watts
Charlie Norris defeated the Terrorist
Dustin Rhodes fought the Equalizer to a double count-out

8/10/93; Macon, GA; Coliseum
9/12/93:
Davey Boy Smith defeated an unknown
Ice Train defeated Bobby Eaton
WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes & Charlie Norris defeated Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce

8/10/93; Macon, GA; Coliseum
9/19/93:
WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Paul Roma defeated Sonny Rogers & Joe Cruz
Yoshi Kwan defeated Pat Rose
Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Phil Apollo
Rick Rude defeated Paul Tango
Sid Vicious & Harlem Heat defeated Mark Starr, Keith & Kent Cole

9/13/93; Gainesville, GA; Georgia Mountains Center
9/26/93:
Charlie Norris defeated Mike Thor
Maxx Payne defeated Bart Sawyer
2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Chris Sullivan & Fred Avery
WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes, WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Paul Roma defeated Harlem Heat & the Equalizer

9/13/93; Gainesville, GA; Georgia Mountains Center
10/3/93:
Sid Vicious defeated an unknown
Ice Train defeated Sheik Abdul
The Nasty Boys defeated two unknowns
Harlem Heat defeated Arn Anderson & Paul Roma

9/13/93; Gainesville, GA; Georgia Mountains Center
10/10/93:
Ron Simmons defeated Rip Rogers
Brad Armstrong & Frankie Lancaster defeated Todd & Tony Zane
Erik Watts defeated Chic Donovan
Johnny B. Badd fought WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal to a draw
WCW Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys (w/ Missy Hyatt) defeated Arn Anderson & Paul Roma at 14:38 when Brian Knobbs pinned Roma when Jerry Saggs hit Roma over the back of the head with his boot behind the referee's back after Knobbs sustained the spinebuster / swan dive double team; during the match, it was announced the following night's episode of The Main Event would feature Sid Vicious, Ice Train, the Nastys, and Arn Anderson & Paul Roma vs. Harlem Heat and that the following week's WCW Saturday Night would include Ricky Steamboat vs. WCW World Champion Big Van Vader and Ric Flair vs. Yoshi Kwan

10/17/93:
Todd Champion vs. Sonny Rogers
The Colossal Kongs vs. Alex Davis & JD Stryker
Steve Austin vs. Ron Vegas
Harlem Heat vs. Mark Starr & Tom Zenk

10/24/93:
Erik Watts & Charlie Norris vs. Tom Burton & Robbie Eagle
The Colossal Kongs vs. Arn Anderson & Paul Roma
Todd Champion vs. Mike Thor

10/31/93:
Marcus Alexander Bagwell vs. Mike Moon
Steve Austin vs. Jason Johnson
Arn Anderson, Paul Roma, & Erik Watts vs. Yoshi Kwan & the Colossal Kongs
WCW World Champion Vader vs. Al Phillips

11/7/93:
WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal vs. Buddy Ryan
Steve Austin vs. Rob Morton
WCW Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys vs. Chris Sullivan & Scott Studd

10/13/93; Gainesville, GA; Georgia Mountains Center
11/14/93:
Ice Train defeated Robbie Eagle
Todd Champion defeated Rip Rogers; following the match, Tony Schiavone conducted a ringside interview with Champion, during which Champion said he wanted a shot at WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal; moments later, Regal and Sir William came ringside, with Regal saying he would happily embarass Champion in the ring the following week
WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal defeated Al Phillips
Erik Watts & Mark Starr defeated WCW Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys via count-out
Steve Austin defeated Charlie Norris

10/13/93; Gainesville, GA; Georgia Mountains Center
11/21/93:
WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes defeated Sonny Rogers
Erik Watts defeated Tom Burton
WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal fought Todd Champion to a draw
Ricky Steamboat defeated Tony Zane

10/13/93; Gainesville, GA; Georgia Mountains Center
11/28/93:
Thunder & Lightning defeated Big Bad John & the Gambler
Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce defeated Alex Davis & Tommy Angel
Todd Champion defeated WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal (w/ Sir William) via disqualification when William interfered; after the bout, Terry Taylor made the save and said he would be in Champion's corner for the rematch
Terry Taylor defeated Chic Donovan
WCW Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys defeated Erik Watts & Mark Starr

12/6/93; Dalton, GA
12/12/93:
Brian Pillman vs. Bryant Anderson
Harlem Heat vs. Rod Martin & Johnny Stevens
WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal vs. Todd Champion

12/6/93; Dalton, GA
12/19/93:
Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce defeated two unknowns
Scott D'Amore defeated Diamond Dallas Page via count-out
Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma defeated two unknowns
2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Harlem Heat via disqualification

12/6/93; Dalton, GA
12/26/93:
Thunder & Lightning defeated the Bad Boys
Terry Taylor defeated Mark Kyle
The Colossal Kongs defeated two unknowns
2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Harlem Heat

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