Rock Star Gary reflects on NWA Clash of the Champions VIII: Fall Brawl

Live from Columbia, SC

Airdate: September 12, 1989

Attendance: 2,600

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!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on NWA Great American Bash ’89: Glory Days

Live from Baltimore, MD

Airdate: July 23, 1989

Attendance:  14,500

Hosted by Jim Ross & Bob Caudle

Thus far, 1989 has been great. Can the NWA continue the trend with this show? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on…NWA Clash of the Champions VI

NWA Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin’ Cajun

Live from New Orleans, LA

Airdate: April 2, 1989

Attendance:  5,300

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?

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July Classics: Sting vs. The Great Muta – Bash ’89

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:

Here’s a copy of the match itself:

Flair vs. Muta


> 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.

Match of the Day: Scott Hall vs the Great Muta

Soooooo . . . 

Scott Hall vs Great Muta, in the NWA?! Just a bizarre pairing, don’t ya think? Again, I see Scott here and wonder why they went with Diamond Studd, he looks like a new Magnum TA. Seemed over enough, anyway.

That was Hall’s whole problem, in that he was basically ripping off Magnum TA and had no personality of his own.  The Diamond Studd character was a billion times more interesting than “Gator” Scott Hall or any of the other bland things he was getting before that.  
You cannot, however, fault the hair or the moustache.  HHH would be proud of both.