Live from Columbia, SC
Airdate: September 12, 1989
Hosted by Jim Ross & Jim Cornette
Put Flair, Funk, Sting, Muta, and Gary Hart in the main event, and let’s see if it’s a masterpiece or a cafeteria special. Read on!
NWA Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin’ Cajun
Live from New Orleans, LA
Airdate: April 2, 1989
Hosted by Jim Ross & Michael Hayes
We begin with Steamboat’s historical defeat of Flair to become World Champion at Chi-Town Rumble. Can the “Nature Boy” reclaim the biggest prize in the game today?
At this point, Sting was the future of WCW, and coming into this match he was the World Television Champion. The Great Muta was managed by Gary Hart, and they had challenged Sting to something called a “Dragon Shi” match. When Sting accepted the challenge, Hart claimed that Muta wasn’t ready. Sting’s friend, Eddie Gilbert, stepped in and accepted the challenge. At Clash VII, Muta was set to demonstrate “Dragon Shi”, when Gilbert appeared and in response to Muta’s mist, threw a fireball that was meant for Gary Hart into a jobber’s face. Finally, Sting vs. Muta was signed for Bash ’89 for the TV title, and this was the result. NOTE: no Network link for this match because there’s no milestone marker. But if you want to watch Bash ’89, I highly recommend you do so here’s the link for the entire show:http://network.wwe.com/video/v31589169
Here’s a copy of the match itself:
> Hey Scott,
> Just finally watched Bash 89, and the wild ending seemed to set up perfectly for Flair vs. Muta at Starrcade. You said you would've booked Flair/Luger or Windham, but why not draw out the Flair as face a few extra months. Flair and Sting faced Terry & Muta at Havoc and Then Flair made Terry quit, so it seed Muta was the best and hottest heel act going. Have Sting face heel Luger or Sting/Steamboat vs. Luger/funk at Starrcade. Why didn't that match ever take place aside from the mini-tourney quickie?
Because WCW. That's the only answer I can give.
Soooooo . . .
Thanks to the senders, you guys rule.
For a Match of the Day, how about the 1992 match between Great Muta and Hiroshi Hase that became the standard for bladejobs?
Well, if you insist on twisting my arm, OK. If anyone wants to look up the Muta v. Jushin Liger street fight for me and send it along we’ll probably go with that one pretty soon, too.