NWA/WCW The Main Event

1996

1/7/96 - featured an opening clip showing Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage fending off the Giant and the Four Horsemen during Monday Nitro; hosted by Gene Okerlund & Bobby Heenan; included footage of Eric Bischoff conducting a sit-down interview with Mike Ditka about Steve McMichael; featured an ad promoting the WCW Hotline; included a Clash of the Champions Control Center hosted by Okerlund in which the following matches were announced: Hogan & Savage vs. WCW World Champion Ric Flair & the Giant, Mexican Heavyweight Champion Konnan vs. Psychosis, Sting & Lex Luger vs. Lord Steven Regal & Bobby Eaton, Eddie Guerrero vs. Brian Pillman, the Nasty Boys vs. Public Enemy, Kevin Sullivan vs. Disco Inferno, and Alex Wright vs. Dean Malenko, as well as the wedding between Col. Rob Parker and Sister Sherri; featured the Sting vs. Sgt. Craig Pittman match from the 1/6/96 Worldwide, joined in progress; included the WCW TV Champion Johnny B. Badd vs. Dave Taylor match from the 1/6/96 WCW Saturday Night; featured an ad promoting WCW calling cards; included the Flair, Arn Anderson, Chris Benoit, & Arn Anderson vs. Joey Maggs, Frankie Lancaster, Mark Starr, & Chris Kanyon match from the 1/6/96 Pro; featured Tony Schiavone & Dusty Rhodes on commentary; included the announcement that Nitro would include Guerrero vs. Regal, Sting vs. Diamond Dallas Page, the Nasty Boys would be in action, and an interview with Sting and Luger:
Hugh Morrus (w/ Kevin Sullivan) pinned Dino Cassanova with the moonsault at 3:10 (Disney/MGM Studios)
Alex Wright pinned Disco Inferno with a missile dropkick at 4:56 as Disco was dancing (Center Stage Theatre)

1/96; Orlando, FL; Disney / MGM Studios
1/14/96:
Chris Benoit & Brian Pillman defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat (w/ Sister Sherri) via disqualification at 3:43 when Col. Rob Parker climbed in the ring to fight Benoit after Benoit accidentally knocked Sherri off the ring apron; after the bout, Benoit scared Parker to the floor, with the Heat then blaming him for the loss

1/29/96; Canton, OH; Civic Center
2/4/96:
Mexican Heavyweight Champion Konnan pinned WCW US Champion the One Man Gang to win the title at 3:59 by holding onto the top rope as the champion attempted a slam into the ring, with Konnan falling on top for the win; prior to the bout, it was announced the two would have a title match at SuperBrawl VI; after the contest, OMG attacked Konnan and stomped him out of the ring

2/11/96; St. Petersburg, FL; Bayfront Center
2/11/96 - featured Eric Bischoff & Dusty Rhodes on commentary:
The Road Warriors defeated Dick Slater & Bunkhouse Buck
Hugh Morrus defeated Chris Kanyon
Big Bubba & VK Wallstreet defeated Sgt. Craig Pittman & Joey Maggs
Jim Duggan fought Loch Ness (w/ Kevin Sullivan & Jimmy Hart) to a no contest when Duggan began assaulting Sullivan with his 2x4 before the match began and before Loch Ness appeared; moments later, Loch Ness came out, dropped an elbow drop on Duggan, and fought off Sgt. Craig Pittman, the Barrio Brothers, Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker, and another enhancement wrestler by hitting elbow drops on them as well (Loch Ness' surprise debut)

2/19/96; Salisbury, MD; Wicomico Civic Center
2/25/96:
The Nasty Boys defeated Public Enemy when Brian Knobbs pinned Johnny Grunge

3/31/96 - hosted by Gene Okerlund & Bobby Heenan; included a WCW Motorsports segment with WCW Tag Team Champion Sting; featured a WCW Hotline ad; included the Disco Inferno vs. Brad Armstrong match from the 3/30/96 Worldwide, Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs vs. Bobby Eaton & Dave Taylor match from the 3/30/96 Pro, and highlights from the WCW World Champion Ric Flair vs. Dick Slater match from the 3/30/96 WCW Saturday Night:
Cobra pinned Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker with the Cobra Slam at 5:35; Dusty Rhodes & Lee Marshall provided commentary for the match (3/20/96; Augusta, GA)
Jim Duggan pinned Stevie Ray at 6:24 by hitting him with a taped fist; Dusty Rhodes & Lee Marshall provided commentary for the bout; late in the contest, Booker T appeared ringside and rammed Duggan into the ringpost on the floor behind the referee's back before returning backstage (taped before a WCW Monday Nitro)

7/7/96; Daytona Beach, FL; Ocean Center
7/7/96; featured Tony Schiavone on guest commentary, subbing for a missing Eric Bischoff, alongside Dusty Rhodes:
Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat (w/ Col. Rob Parker) via disqualification at 5:01 when Sister Sherri interfered
Bobby Walker pinned Billy Kidman at 2:00
Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Scott Norton & Ice Train at 2:08 when Morton pinned Norton
Eddie Guerrero pinned Lord Steven Regal at 3:39 with a roll up after Regal thought he had won the match

8/11/96:
Psychosis vs. Prince Iaukea
Hugh Voltage & Lord Steven Regal & Bobby Eaton
Konnan vs. Cobra
Jim Duggan & Sgt. Craig Pittman vs. the Faces of Fear

8/18/96:
Braun the Leprechaun vs. Todd Morton (Braun's in-ring debut)

12/7/96

11/11/96; St. Petersburg, FL; Bayfront Center
12/14/96:
WCW Women's Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: Madusa defeated GAEA All Asia Athlete Women's Champion Zero in a non-title match

12/21/96:
WCW Women's Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: Akira Hokuto defeated Kauro

12/28/96

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