Clash of the Champions
The Clash of the Champions logo from 1994 to 1997
Also known asNWA: Clash of the Champions
GenreProfessional wrestling
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes35
Production
Production companies
Original release
NetworkTBS
ReleaseMarch 27, 1988 (1988-03-27) –
August 21, 1997 (1997-08-21)
Related
WCW Saturday Night
WCW WorldWide
WCW Monday Nitro
WCW Thunder
WCW Pro

Clash of the Champions is an American series of professional wrestling television specials that were produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP) in conjunction with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). The specials were supercards comprising pay-per-view caliber matches, similar to the World Wrestling Federation's (WWF, now WWE) Saturday Night's Main Event series. The Clash of the Champions shows were famous for typically not airing commercials during matches even though many of these matches lasted 20 minutes or more.

The first Clash of the Champions was held on March 27, 1988, by JCP[1] and was entitled NWA: Clash of the Champions. Subsequent events had different subtitles, for example, Clash of the Champions II: Miami Mayhem, up until Clash of the Champions XVI: Fall Brawl 1991, which was the last event with a subtitle. JCP was sold to Ted Turner and renamed WCW in 1988, and WCW continued to air the events until 1997. The rights to Clash of the Champions now belong to WWE, which acquired WCW in 2001. All 35 episodes are available for on-demand viewing on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network elsewhere.

History

Throughout 1987 and 1988, a bitter event scheduling war broke out between rival wrestling promoters Vince McMahon and Jim Crockett, Jr. On Thanksgiving night 1987, McMahon's World Wrestling Federation (WWF) aired Survivor Series against Starrcade from Crockett and the National Wrestling Alliance, two pay-per-view (PPV) events on the same day.[1] At that time, many cable companies could only offer one live PPV event at a time, and furthermore were presented with an edict from the WWF saying that any cable company that chose to carry Starrcade would be barred from carrying any future WWF events. Hence, the WWF PPV was cleared 10-1 over Starrcade.[citation needed]

Following this incident, McMahon was warned by the PPV industry not to schedule PPV events simultaneously with the NWA again. However, he was still not willing to fully cooperate with Crockett, and on January 24, 1988, another scheduling conflict took place between the WWF and NWA. The NWA presented the Bunkhouse Stampede on PPV, while on the same night, the WWF aired the first Royal Rumble for free on the USA Network.[1]

In 1988, with the WWF's WrestleMania IV around the corner, Crockett decided to give McMahon a taste of his own medicine. He aired his own supercard, Clash of the Champions for free on TBS on March 27, 1988 - the same night as WrestleMania.[1] The first Clash was of PPV caliber and made Sting a star after he wrestled NWA World Champion Ric Flair to a 45-minute draw. WCW would repeat the practice again the following year with a Clash coinciding with the WWF's WrestleMania V. Although the main event of NWA Champion Ricky Steamboat defeating Flair in a best of three falls match was widely considered the best wrestling match that took place among the two promotions on that day, ratings and attendance for the event fell well below expectations due to the event not being advertised and the practice of conflicting major events would cease until the Monday Night Wars began in 1995.

Clash events continued on a sporadic basis over the next nine years, quickly changing focus to become a free marketing vehicle for NWA/WCW PPV events, similar to the WWF's Saturday Night's Main Event. WCW aired the 35th and last Clash of the Champions on August 21, 1997. In 1997 the determination was made to discontinue air Clash of the Champions due to the start of Thunder.[2]

WWE, the owner of the WCW properties since 2001, resurrected the name under the WWE Clash of Champions pay-per-view starting in 2016.

Following a 25-year hiatus, the variant of the Clash event was resurrected by All Elite Wrestling as the Battle of the Belts in 2022 and airs on TBS' sister channel, TNT on a quarterly basis.

Dates and venues

Event Date City Venue Main event Ref
National Wrestling Alliance (Jim Crockett Promotions)
Clash of the Champions I March 27, 1988 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum Ric Flair (c) vs. Sting in a singles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship [3]
Clash of the Champions II: Miami Mayhem June 8, 1988 Miami, Florida James L. Knight Center Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard (c) vs. Sting and Dusty Rhodes in a tag team match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship [4]
Clash of the Champions III: Fall Brawl September 7, 1988 Albany, Georgia Albany Civic Center Barry Windham (c) vs. Sting in a singles match for the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship [5]
National Wrestling Alliance (World Championship Wrestling)
Clash of the Champions IV: Season's Beatings December 7, 1988 Chattanooga, Tennessee UTC Arena Ric Flair and Barry Windham vs. The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane in a tag team match [6]
Clash of the Champions V: St. Valentine's Massacre February 15, 1989 Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Convention Center The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) and Genichiro Tenryu (c) vs. The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda, Kevin Sullivan and Steve Williams) in a six-man tag team match for the NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship [7]
Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin' Cajun April 2, 1989 New Orleans, Louisiana Louisiana Superdome Lex Luger (c) vs. Jack Victory in a singles match for the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship [8]
Clash of the Champions VII: Guts and Glory June 14, 1989 Fort Bragg, North Carolina Ritz-Epps Fitness Center Ricky Steamboat vs. Terry Funk in a singles match [9]
Clash of the Champions VIII: Fall Brawl '89 September 12, 1989 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum Sting and Ric Flair vs. Dick Slater and The Great Muta in a tag team match [10]
Clash of the Champions IX: New York Knockout November 15, 1989 Troy, New York Houston Field House Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk in an "I Quit" match [11]
Clash of the Champions X: Texas Shootout February 6, 1990 Corpus Christi, Texas Memorial Coliseum The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Ole Anderson, and Arn Anderson) vs. Gary Hart International (The Dragonmaster, Buzz Sawyer, and The Great Muta) in a steel cage match [12]
Clash of the Champions XI: Coastal Crush June 13, 1990 Charleston, South Carolina McAlister Field House Ric Flair (c) vs. Junkyard Dog in a singles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship [13]
Clash of the Champions XII: Mountain Madness/Fall Brawl '90 September 5, 1990 Asheville, North Carolina Asheville Civic Center Sting (c) vs. The Black Scorpion in a singles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship [14]
Clash of the Champions XIII: Thanksgiving Thunder November 20, 1990 Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum Ric Flair vs. Butch Reed in a singles match [15]
World Championship Wrestling
Clash of the Champions XIV: Dixie Dynamite January 30, 1991 Gainesville, Georgia Georgia Mountains Center Ric Flair (c) vs. Scott Steiner in a singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship [16]
Clash of the Champions XV: Knocksville USA June 12, 1991 Knoxville, Tennessee Civic Auditorium Ric Flair (c) vs. Bobby Eaton in a two-out-of-three falls match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship [17]
Clash of the Champions XVI: Fall Brawl September 5, 1991 Augusta, Georgia Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) vs. Rick Steiner and Bill Kazmaier in the WCW World Tag Team Championship tournament final [18]
Clash of the Champions XVII November 19, 1991 Savannah, Georgia Savannah Civic Center Lex Luger (c) vs. Rick Steiner in a singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship [19]
Clash of the Champions XVIII January 21, 1992 Topeka, Kansas Kansas Expo Center Sting and Ricky Steamboat vs. Steve Austin and Rick Rude in a tag team match [20]
Clash of the Champions XIX June 16, 1992 Charleston, South Carolina McAlister Field House Terry Gordy and Steve Williams vs. The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) in the NWA World Tag Team Championship tournament quarter finals [21]
Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary September 2, 1992 Atlanta, Georgia Center Stage Theater Rick Rude, Jake Roberts, Super Invader and Big Van Vader vs. Sting, Nikita Koloff and The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) in a 4-on-4 elimination match [22]
Clash of the Champions XXI November 18, 1992 Macon, Georgia Macon Coliseum Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes (c) vs. Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas in a tag team match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship and the WCW World Tag Team Championship [23]
Clash of the Champions XXII January 13, 1993 Milwaukee, Wisconsin The MECCA Dustin Rhodes, Sting and Cactus Jack vs. Big Van Vader, Barry Windham and Paul Orndorff in a Thundercage match [24]
Clash of the Champions XXIII June 16, 1993 Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Scope Ric Flair and Arn Anderson vs. The Hollywood Blonds (Brian Pillman and Steve Austin) in a two-out-of-three falls match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship and WCW World Tag Team Championship [25]
Clash of the Champions XXIV August 18, 1993 Daytona Beach, Florida Ocean Center Big Van Vader (c) vs. defeated Davey Boy Smith in a singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship [26]
Clash of the Champions XXV November 10, 1993 St. Petersburg, Florida Bayfront Arena Vader (c) vs. Ric Flair in a singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship [27]
Clash of the Champions XXVI January 27, 1994 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Riverside Centroplex Sting and Ric Flair vs. Vader and Rick Rude in a tag team match [28]
Clash of the Champions XXVII June 23, 1994 Charleston, South Carolina North Charleston Coliseum Ric Flair (World) vs. Sting (International) in a unification match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship [29]
Clash of the Champions XXVIII August 24, 1994 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center Hulk Hogan (c) vs. Ric Flair in a singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship [30]
Clash of the Champions XXIX November 16, 1994 Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum Hulk Hogan, Sting and Dave Sullivan vs. The Three Faces of Fear (The Butcher, Avalanche and Kevin Sullivan) in a six-man tag team match with Mr. T as the special guest referee [31]
Clash of the Champions XXX January 25, 1995 Paradise, Nevada Caesars Palace Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage vs. Kevin Sullivan and The Butcher in a tag team match [32]
Clash of the Champions XXXI August 6, 1995 Daytona Beach, Florida Ocean Center Vader vs. Arn Anderson and Ric Flair in a handicap match
Hulk Hogan (c) vs. Kamala in a singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
[33]
Clash of the Champions XXXII January 23, 1996 Paradise, Nevada Caesars Palace Ric Flair and The Giant vs. Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage in a tag team match [34]
Clash of the Champions XXXIII August 15, 1996 Denver, Colorado Denver Coliseum Hollywood Hogan (c) vs. Ric Flair in a singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship [35]
Clash of the Champions XXXIV January 21, 1997 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Wisconsin Center Arena Lex Luger vs. Scott Hall in a singles match [36]
Clash of the Champions XXXV August 21, 1997 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium Scott Hall and Randy Savage (c) vs. Diamond Dallas Page and Lex Luger in a tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship [37]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Results

National Wrestling Alliance (Jim Crockett Promotions)

Clash of the Champions I

Clash of the Champions I
PromotionJim Crockett Promotions
National Wrestling Alliance
DateMarch 27, 1988
CityGreensboro, North Carolina
VenueGreensboro Coliseum
Attendance6,000
Clash of the Champions chronology
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First
Next →
II

Clash of the Champions (known sequentially as Clash of the Champions I) took place on March 27, 1988, at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. There were 6,000 people in attendance and the show drew a 5.6 rating on TBS.[38] This was aired head-to-head with WWF WrestleMania IV.[39] In a "College Rules" match, Mike Rotunda won with a cradle for the one-count pin 1:10 into the second round. In a match for the United States Tag Team Championship, The Fantastics' Tommy Rogers originally pinned The Midnight Express's Bobby Eaton to win the titles but the decision was reversed because Rogers' partner, Bobby Fulton, had thrown referee Randy Anderson over the top rope before the pinfall was made. The Road Warriors and Dusty Rhodes defeated The Powers of Pain and Ivan Koloff when The Barbarian accidentally hit his partner, The Warlord, with a diving headbutt. Animal wore a goalie mask during the match to protect his injured face.

Lex Luger and Barry Windham defeated Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard for the World Tag Team Championship, when interference by the champions' manager J. J. Dillon backfired; Dillon held a chair on the apron but Lex Luger whipped Arn Anderson into the chair.

In the main event, Sting challenged Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Flair's manager, J. J. Dillon was suspended in a cage above the ring. As no wrestler scored a decision before the time limit expired, the decision was left to the judges appointed for this occasion: wrestling official Gary Juster awarded the match to Sting, while Penthouse model Patty Mullen decided in favour of Flair. Wrestling official Sandy Scott ruled the match a draw. No decision was announced for the remaining two judges, actors Jason Hervey and Ken Osmond, resulting in the match being ruled a draw and Flair retaining the title.

No.Results[40]StipulationsTimes
1Mike Rotunda (with Kevin Sullivan) defeated Jimmy Garvin (with Precious)College Rules match6:10
2The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) (c) (with Jim Cornette) defeated The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) by disqualificationTag team match for the NWA United States Tag Team Championship10:15
3The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) and Dusty Rhodes (with Paul Ellering) defeated The Powers of Pain (The Barbarian and The Warlord) and Ivan Koloff (with Paul Jones)Barbed wire match3:39
4Lex Luger and Barry Windham defeated Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard (c) (with J. J. Dillon)Tag team match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship9:35
5Ric Flair (c) vs. Sting ended in a time-limit drawSingles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship45:00
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions II: Miami Mayhem

Clash of the Champions II
PromotionJim Crockett Promotions
National Wrestling Alliance
DateJune 8, 1988
CityMiami, Florida
VenueJames L. Knight Center
Attendance2,400
Clash of the Champions chronology
← Previous
I
Next →
III

Clash of the Champions II took place on June 8, 1988, at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida. There were 2,400 people in attendance and the show drew a 4.8 rating on TBS.[41] Throughout the show, wrestlers were being interviewed as they arrived to the building, most notably, Lex Luger who was attacked by the Four Horsemen and was busted open after being slammed head first into the trunk of his limo. This would also be an important factor in the conclusion of Luger's match against Ric Flair at the 1988 Great American Bash PPV. Kevin Sullivan was locked in a cage at ringside during the third match but stole the key from the Garvins’ valet Precious. Steve Williams ran in after the match to save the Garvins from a 3 on 2 beat down. Al Perez was disqualified when Larry Zbyszko interfered in the match attacking Koloff. The referee is knocked out near the end of the main event prompting Ric Flair and Barry Windham to interfere, resulting in a double disqualification.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Barry Windham (c) (with J. J. Dillon) defeated Brad ArmstrongSingles match for the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship13:35
2The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) (c) defeated The Sheepherders (Luke Williams and Butch Miller) (with Rip Morgan)Tag team match for the NWA United States Tag Team Championship19:29
3Jimmy Garvin and Ronnie Garvin (with Precious) defeated The Varsity Club (Rick Steiner and Mike Rotunda)Tag team match13:11
4Nikita Koloff defeated Al Perez (with Gary Hart) by disqualificationSingles match11:51
5Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard (c) (with J. J. Dillon) vs. Sting and Dusty Rhodes ended in a double disqualificationTag team match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship10:58
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions III: Fall Brawl

Clash of the Champions III
PromotionJim Crockett Promotions
National Wrestling Alliance
DateSeptember 7, 1988
CityAlbany, Georgia
VenueAlbany Civic Center
Attendance3,700
Clash of the Champions chronology
← Previous
II
Next →
IV

Clash of the Champions III took place on September 7, 1988, at the Albany Civic Center in Albany, Georgia. There were 3,700 people in attendance and the show drew a 5.4 rating on TBS. Fall Brawl would later become a regular PPV event for WCW.[42] After the match Steve Williams ran to the ring to congratulate Brad Armstrong. Armstrong replaced Tim Horner, who left the company in August. Despite the match not being announced as a no-DQ match, Kevin Sullivan is not disqualified when Al Perez interferes in the match. Dusty Rhodes won the match by pinning Gary Hart and not the legal opponent Kevin Sullivan. The bout was originally scheduled as Rhodes and Dick Murdoch vs Al Perez and Ron Garvin. Garvin left the company in August and the bout was changed. Ivan Koloff had manager Paul Jones and The Russian Assassin at ringside. After accidentally costing Koloff the match Paul Jones and the Russian Assassin attacked Koloff soon joined by a second masked Russian Assassin turning Koloff face. Barry Windham was disqualified after hitting Sting with a chair. The referee didn't actually see the chairshot but is informed of it by San Francisco 49er John Ayers who came to ringside.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Mike Rotunda (c) (with Kevin Sullivan) vs. Brad Armstrong ended in a time-limit drawSingles match for the NWA World Television Championship20:00
2Nikita Koloff and Steve Williams defeated The Sheepherders (Luke Williams and Butch Miller) (with Rip Morgan)Tag team match17:07
3Dusty Rhodes defeated Kevin Sullivan (with Gary Hart)Singles match6:59
4Ricky Morton defeated Ivan Koloff (with Paul Jones and Russian Assassin #1)Russian Chain match9:52
5Sting defeated Barry Windham (c) (with J. J. Dillon) by disqualificationSingles match for the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship21:14
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

National Wrestling Alliance (World Championship Wrestling)

Clash of the Champions IV: Season's Beatings

Clash of the Champions IV
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
National Wrestling Alliance
DateDecember 7, 1988
CityChattanooga, Tennessee
VenueUTC Arena
Attendance8,000
Clash of the Champions chronology
← Previous
III
Next →
V

Clash of the Champions IV took place on December 7, 1988, at the UTC Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This was the first Clash of the Champions following the sale of Jim Crockett Promotions to Turner Broadcasting and the subsequent company name change to World Championship Wrestling. There were 8,000 people in attendance and the show drew a 4.5 rating on TBS.[43] This show set up Starrcade '88. It was on this show that TBS/WCW experimented with a top down camera angle, which did not catch on. This is comparable to the "refer-eye" camera from Halloween Havoc '91. This was the finals of the tournament to crown new United States Tag Team champions, the titles were vacated when the Midnight Express won the NWA World Tag Team titles in September. Ron Simmons and Eddie Gilbert had originally lost to the Sheepherders in the semi-finals but the decision was reversed when the Sheepherders signed with the World Wrestling Federation. Ivan Koloff pinned Paul Jones after hitting him with Jones’ own illegal object. Koloff had one arm tied behind his back during the entire match. The Russian Assassins attack Koloff after the match only for the Junkyard Dog to make the save. Dusty Rhodes was disqualified for hitting Road Warrior Animal with a chair. Both Hawk and Sting had already interfered in the match. The Road Warriors chose Genichiro Tenryu to be the 3rd champion on the December 10th edition of NWA World Championship Wrestling.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) defeated Eddie Gilbert and Ron SimmonsTag team match for the NWA United States Tag Team Championship tournament final27:04
2"Dr. Death" Steve Williams (with Kevin Sullivan) defeated The Italian StallionSingles match15:17
3Ivan Koloff defeated Paul JonesSingles match8:21
4Road Warrior Animal (with Road Warrior Hawk) defeated Dusty Rhodes by disqualificationSingles match for control of the NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship2:54
5Ric Flair and Barry Windham (with J. J. Dillon) defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) (with Jim Cornette)Tag team match17:41

Clash of the Champions V: St. Valentine's Massacre

Clash of the Champions V
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
National Wrestling Alliance
DateFebruary 15, 1989
CityCleveland, Ohio
VenueCleveland Convention Center
Attendance5,000
Clash of the Champions chronology
← Previous
IV
Next →
VI

Clash of the Champions V took place on February 15, 1989, at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio. There were 5,000 people in attendance and the show drew a 4.6 rating on TBS. This show was warm up show for the Chi-Town Rumble PPV only 5 days later.[44] Steven Casey was billed as "undefeated" coming into this match. The masked Blackmailer was Jack Victory who did double duty on the night (he was also Russian Assassin #2) Mike Rotunda replaced Kevin Sullivan in the match, Sullivan and Williams originally won the US titles. The main event match was declared a double disqualification when Sting, Junkyard Dog and Michael Hayes stormed the ring. Sting, JYD and Hayes were originally slated to face the Road Warriors and Tenryu but were locked in by Kevin Sullivan before the match. A Ric Flair scheduled interview resulted in a Ricky Steamboat confrontation and an unscheduled in-ring, and out-of-ring, brawl, resulting in Flair losing all his clothes except his socks and trunks. The ring announcer for the night was former IWA and WWF Play-by-Play announcer Jack Reynolds. Ricky Steamboat and Ric Flair had an in-ring contract signing for their match at Chi-Town Rumble.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) (with Jim Cornette) defeated The Russian Assassins (Russian Assassin I and Russian Assassin II) (with Paul Jones)Tag team match13:14
2Butch Reed defeated Steven CaseySingles match17:36
3Lex Luger defeated The Blackmailer (with Hiro Matsuda)Singles match12:53
4The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda and Steve Williams) defeated The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers)Tag team match for the NWA United States Tag Team Championship13:25
5Ricky Steamboat defeated Bob BradleySingles match6:23
6Rick Steiner defeated Rip MorganSingles match4:40
7The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) and Genichiro Tenryu (c) vs. The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda, Kevin Sullivan and Steve Williams) ended in a double disqualificationSix-man tag team match for the NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship5:53
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin' Cajun

Clash of the Champions VI
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
National Wrestling Alliance
DateApril 2, 1989
CityNew Orleans, Louisiana
VenueLouisiana Superdome
Attendance5,300
Clash of the Champions chronology
← Previous
V
Next →
VII

Clash of the Champions VI took place on April 2, 1989, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. There were 5,300 people in attendance and the show drew a 4.3 rating on TBS.[45] This show was used to build the WrestleWar 1989 PPV on May 7. Clash VI was held on the same day as WrestleMania V and on free TV in an attempt to hurt the PPV rating.

The Samoan Swat Team defeated The Midnight Express when Fatu hit Bobby Eaton with Paul E. Dangerously's phone without the referee seeing it. This was the continuation of the Jim Cornette/Paul E. Dangerously feud that started when Dangerously brought the "Original Midnight Express" to WCW.

The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda and Steve Williams) defeated The Road Warriors when Williams cradled Hawk for the pinfall. The match was marred by controversial officiating: referee Teddy Long refused to count a pinfall for the Road Warriors only moments before making a fast count on Williams pinning Hawk. Long was subsequently fired as a referee and became a manager.

NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat was challenged by former champion Ric Flair in a two out of three falls match. The results of the falls were:

  1. Flair pinned Steamboat after reversing an inside cradle in the first fall (19:33)
  2. Steamboat forced Flair to submit with a double chickenwing in the second fall (34:54)
  3. Steamboat pinned Flair after a failed double chickenwing attempt. Flair fell on top of Steamboat, both men's shoulders were down, but Steamboat got his left shoulder up before the three count in the third fall (55:49).

The replay would show that Flair's foot was under the bottom rope, allowing him to get one last rematch at WrestleWar 1989.

In non-televised dark matches, Sting made Rip Morgan submit to the Scorpion Deathlock and Lex Luger forced Jack Victory to submit with the Torture Rack. Both matches were later shown on NWA World Championship Wrestling.

Matches 4, 5, and 6 are edited out on the WWE Network showing.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1The Samoan Swat Team (Samu and Fatu) (with Paul E. Dangerously) defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) (with Jim Cornette)Tag team match20:32
2The Great Muta (with Gary Hart) defeated Steven CaseySingles match8:11
3The Junkyard Dog defeated Butch Reed (with Hiro Matsuda)Singles match9:56
4Bob Orton (with Gary Hart) defeated Dick MurdochSingles match0:33
5The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda and Steve Williams) (with Kevin Sullivan) defeated The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) (c) (with Paul Ellering)Tag team match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship[46]11:40
6Ranger Ross defeated The Iron Sheik by disqualificationSingles match1:56
7Eddie Gilbert and Rick Steiner (c) (with Missy Hyatt) defeated The Varsity Club (Dan Spivey and Kevin Sullivan)Tag team match for the NWA United States Tag Team Championship3:51
8Ricky Steamboat (c) defeated Ric Flair 2-1Two-out-of-three falls match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship[46]55:32
9DSting (c) defeated Rip Morgan by submissionSingles match for the NWA World Television Championship6:42
10DLex Luger (c) defeated Jack VictorySingles match for the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship8:02
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match
D – this was a dark match

Clash of the Champions VII: Guts and Glory

Clash of the Champions VII
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
National Wrestling Alliance
DateJune 14, 1989
CityFort Bragg, North Carolina
VenueRitz-Epps Fitness Center
Clash of the Champions chronology
← Previous
VI
Next →
VIII

Clash of the Champions VII took place on June 14, 1989, at the Ritz-Epps Fitness Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The show drew a 3.8 rating on TBS. This show was used to build the Great American Bash 1989 PPV on July 23.[47] Jimmy Garvin replaced Terry Gordy who participated in the first round match; it was Garvin's debut as an official Freebird, although he had been an "undercover" Freebird since 1983. The Freebirds beat The Road Warriors in the first round while the Dynamic Dudes beat Jack Victory and Rip Morgan. Jack Victory once again appears at a Clash of Champions under a mask, having previously appeared as "Russian Assassin #2" and "The Blackmailer" when the bookers needed a generic heel. The Ding Dongs won after a flying kneedrop / flying elbow double team move The Ding Dongs were Jim Evans and Richard Sartain who only wrestled a handful of matches under this gimmick. Stan Lane pinned Samu after the Road Warriors ran in and attacked the Samoan Swat Team while the referee was knocked out. The Midnight Express beat Bob Orton, Jr. and Butch Reed in the first round while the Samoan Swat Team beat Ranger Ross and Ron Simmons. This match is one of the first the Steiner Brothers had together. Jim Cornette was attacked by Paul E. Dangerously early in the match and helped to the back by the Dynamic Dudes. Terry Funk is disqualified for hitting Ricky Steamboat with the microphone. Funk beat down on Steamboat after the match until Lex Luger made the save. After running Funk off Luger turns on Steamboat and attacks him as well.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) (with Terry Gordy) defeated The Dynamic Dudes (Johnny Ace and Shane Douglas)Tag team match7:14
2Ranger Ross defeated The TerroristSingles match1:25
3The Ding Dongs (1 and 2) defeated Cougar Jay and George SouthTag team match3:00
4The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) (with Jim Cornette) defeated The Samoan Swat Team (Samu and Fatu) (with Paul E. Dangerously)Tag team match6:00
5Terry Gordy vs. Steve Williams ended in a double count-outSingles match6:26
6Norman the Lunatic (with Teddy Long) defeated Mike JusticeSingles match0:47
7The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda and Kevin Sullivan) defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) (with Missy Hyatt)Tag team match8:36
8Sting (c) defeated Bill IrwinSingles match for the NWA World Television Championship3:14
9The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) (with Jim Cornette)Tag team match10:03
10Ricky Steamboat defeated Terry Funk by disqualificationSingles match14:00
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions VIII: Fall Brawl '89

Clash of the Champions VIII
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
National Wrestling Alliance
DateSeptember 12, 1989
CityColumbia, South Carolina
VenueCarolina Coliseum
Attendance2,600
Clash of the Champions chronology
← Previous
VII
Next →
IX

Clash of the Champions VIII took place on September 12, 1989, at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia, South Carolina. There were 2,600 fans in attendance and the show drew a 4.7 rating on TBS. This show was used to build the first ever Halloween Havoc PPV on October 28.[48]

Tom Zenk made the Cuban Assassin pass out from the Sleeper hold. This was Tom Zenk's WCW Debut match.

Scott Steiner was tripped by either Missy Hyatt or Robin Green at ringside. It was later revealed to be Robin Green who would later go on to manage Doom in a feud with the Steiner Brothers. This was the Steiner Brothers’ first ever shot at a world tag-team title.

Dick Slater and The Great Muta were disqualified after Muta uses the Asian mist on Sting and Slater strikes Ric Flair with his cast. Slater was a substitute for an injured Terry Funk. After the match, Funk jumped Flair from behind and tried to suffocate Flair by putting a plastic bag over his head.[49][50] The following week on Power Hour, Funk refused to apologize.[51] After the match, Slater hit Sting in the leg with a branding iron. Brian Pillman ran out and performed Cardiopulmonary resuscitation on an unconscious Flair.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) (with Paul Ellering) defeated The Samoan Swat Team (Samu and Fatu) (with Paul E. Dangerously)Tag team match6:46
2The Z-Man defeated The Cuban Assassin by submissionSingles match3:36
3Sid Vicious defeated Ranger RossSingles match1:08
4The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) (c) defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) (with Missy Hyatt and Robin Green)Tag team match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship10:27
5Brian Pillman defeated Norman the Lunatic (with Teddy Long)Singles match3:38
6Steve Williams defeated Mike RotundaSingles match7:04
7Lex Luger (c) defeated Tommy RichSingles match for the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship10:36
8Sting and Ric Flair defeated Dick Slater and The Great Muta by disqualificationTag team match19:16
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions IX: New York Knockout

Clash of the Champions IX
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
National Wrestling Alliance
DateNovember 15, 1989
CityTroy, New York
VenueHouston Field House
Attendance4,000
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X

Clash of the Champions IX took place on November 15, 1989, at the Houston Field House in Troy, New York. There were 4,000 fans in attendance and the show drew a 4.9 rating on TBS.

This show mainly dealt with fallout from Halloween Havoc PPV and set up the Iron Man / Iron Team tournaments at Starrcade 1989.[52]

The Road Warriors were disqualified when Hawk hit the referee. The Freebirds had actually lost the NWA World Tag Team Championship on November 1, but the match had not aired yet, so the Freebirds were introduced as the NWA World Tag Team champions. Eaton pinned Douglas after Jim Cornette hits Douglas with his tennis racket. Jim Cornette was in a neutral corner at the start of the match before deciding to side with the Midnight Express.

"The Super Destroyer" marked Jack Victory's 4th "Masked Mystery Man" appearance at a Clash ("Russian Assassin #2", "The Blackmailer" and "The Terrorist").

The Steiner Brothers had actually won the NWA World Tag Team Championship on November 1, but the match had not aired yet, so The Steiners were not announced as the champions. The Skyscrapers were disqualified when Doom ran in and attacked the Steiner Brothers. During the match Sid Vicious punctures a lung and is replaced by "Mean" Mark Callous soon after. Woman's bodyguard Nitron makes his debut during the post match brawl between the Steiners, the Skyscrapers, Doom and the Road Warriors.

Lex Luger pinned Brian Pillman after hitting him with a chair while the referee was down. Sting saved Pillman from further attacks by Luger.

Ric Flair forced Terry Funk to say "I Quit" on the microphone due to the pain of the Figure Four Leglock. Gary Hart attacked Funk after the match and was quickly joined by The Great Muta. Sting saved Flair from the attack only to be attacked by Lex Luger. This match received a 5-star rating from Dave Meltzer.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) defeated The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) (with Paul Ellering) by disqualificationTag team match5:18
2Doom (Doom #1 and Doom #2) (with Woman) defeated Eddie Gilbert and Tommy RichTag team match5:15
3The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) (with Jim Cornette) defeated The Dynamic Dudes (Shane Douglas and Johnny Ace)Tag team match9:22
4Steve Williams defeated The Super DestroyerSingles match1:41
5The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated The Skyscrapers (Sid Vicious and Dan Spivey) (with Teddy Long) by disqualificationTag team match6:08
6Lex Luger (c) defeated Brian PillmanSingles match for the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship12:38
7Ric Flair defeated Terry Funk (with Gary Hart)"I Quit" match18:33
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions X: Texas Shootout

Clash of the Champions X
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
National Wrestling Alliance
DateFebruary 6, 1990
CityCorpus Christi, Texas
VenueMemorial Coliseum
Attendance3,000
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IX
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XI

Clash of the Champions X took place on February 6, 1990, at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas. There were 3,000 fans in attendance and the show drew a 4.5 rating on TBS.[53] This was the show that set up WrestleWar. Norman the Lunatic pinned Kevin Sullivan behind closed doors in the women's bathroom. The Skyscrapers were disqualified for bringing a chair into the ring. Doom was unmasked as Ron Simmons and Butch Reed. In the main event Arn Anderson pinned The Dragonmaster after a DDT. Sting was originally scheduled to be in the match but was kicked out of the Horsemen earlier in the night and replaced with Ole Anderson. During the match Sting ran to the ring and tried to climb into the cage. During the ensuing brawl Sting blew out his knee.[54]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Steve Williams defeated Samoan Savage (with The Big Kahuna)Singles match7:55
2Flyin' Brian and Z-Man defeated The MOD Squad (Spike and Basher)Tag team match9:53
3Mil Máscaras defeated Cactus Jack MansonSingles match5:00
4Norman the Lunatic defeated Kevin SullivanFalls Count Anywhere match7:26
5The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) (with Paul Ellering) defeated The Skyscrapers (Dan Spivey and Mark Callous) (with Theodore R. Long) by disqualificationTag team match7:26
6The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) (c) defeated Doom (Doom #1 and Doom #2)Title vs. Mask match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship13:04
7The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Ole and Arn Anderson) defeated Gary Hart International (The Dragonmaster, Buzz Sawyer, and The Great Muta) (with Gary Hart)Steel Cage match6:10
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XI: Coastal Crush

Clash of the Champions XI
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
National Wrestling Alliance
DateJune 13, 1990
CityCharleston, South Carolina
VenueMcAlister Field House
Attendance4,100
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X
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Clash of the Champions XI took place on June 13, 1990, in Charleston, South Carolina. There were 4,100 fans in attendance at the McAlister Field House on the campus of The Citadel and the show drew a 4.1 rating on TBS.[55] This was the buildup show for The Great American Bash. Bam Bam Bigelow was disqualified when he refused to break his chokehold on Tommy Rich by the 5-count. The Midnight Express were disqualified after Stan Lane grabbed the referee to break up a pin count. Ric Flair was disqualified when the Four Horsemen interfered in the match.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1The Southern Boys (Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers) defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin)Tag team match7:29
2Tommy Rich defeated Bam Bam Bigelow (with Oliver Humperdink) by disqualificationSingles match3:46
3Tom Zenk and Mike Rotunda defeated Fatu and Samoan SavageTag team match5:25
4Mean Mark (with Paul E. Dangerously) defeated Brian PillmanSingles match5:40
5The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) (c) (with Jim Cornette) by disqualificationTag team match for the NWA United States Tag Team Championship12:08
6Barry Windham defeated Doug FurnasSingles match5:40
7Lex Luger defeated Sid ViciousSingles match0:26
8Doom (Ron Simmons and Butch Reed) (with Teddy Long) defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott)Tag team match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship11:19
9Paul Orndorff defeated Arn AndersonSingles match11:39
10Junkyard Dog defeated Ric Flair (c) (with Ole Anderson) by disqualificationSingles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship6:37
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XII: Mountain Madness/Fall Brawl '90

Clash of the Champions XII
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
National Wrestling Alliance
DateSeptember 5, 1990
CityAsheville, North Carolina
VenueAsheville Civic Center
Attendance4,000
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XI
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XIII

Clash of the Champions XII took place on September 5, 1990, at the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, North Carolina. There were 4,000 fans in attendance and the show drew a 5.0 rating on TBS.[56] The Master Blasters debuted at this event, however, after approximately one week Iron was replaced by Blade. Ric Flair was disqualified due to interference by Stan Hansen. After their match, Sting attempted to unmask the Black Scorpion, tearing away his black mask only to reveal a red mask underneath. The Scorpion quickly escaped when the "real" Black Scorpion appeared on the entrance ramp. Although he was never truly unmasked, the Black Scorpion that Sting wrestled was Al Perez.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1The Southern Boys (Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers) (with Bob Armstrong) defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) (with Buddy Roberts)Tag team match8:34
2Mike Rotunda defeated Buddy LandelSingles match5:39
3The Master Blasters (Iron and Steel) defeated Brad Armstrong and Tim HornerTag team match4:52
4The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags and Brian Knobs) defeated Jackie Fulton and Terry TaylorTag team match7:11
5Tommy Rich defeated Bill IrwinSingles match3:59
6Susan Sexton (c) defeated BambiSingles match for the LPWA Championship4:11
7The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) defeated Maximum Overdrive (Tim Hunt and Jeff Warner)Tag team match6:23
8Stan Hansen defeated The Z-ManSingles match3:19
9Lex Luger (c) defeated Ric Flair by disqualificationSingles match for the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship15:28
10Sting (c) defeated The Black ScorpionSingles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship8:13
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XIII: Thanksgiving Thunder

Clash of the Champions XIII
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
National Wrestling Alliance
DateNovember 20, 1990
CityJacksonville, Florida
VenueJacksonville Memorial Coliseum
Attendance5,000
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XII
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XIV

Clash of the Champions XIII took place on November 20, 1990, at the Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida. There were 5,000 fans in attendance and the show drew a 4.2 rating on TBS.[57] This Clash of the Champions set up for Starrcade '90: Collision Course. The first match was originally scheduled as a 6-man tag team match with Bobby Eaton on the Fabulous Freebirds' team and El Gigante on the Southern Boys team, but before the match El Gigante was "injured" by the Freebirds, and the match was therefore changed to a regular tag team match. Ric Flair and Butch Reed both won coin tosses to determine who would represent their respective teams, while their respective partners Arn Anderson and Ron Simmons remained at ringside. Since Flair won, Flair and Anderson earned a rematch against Doom for the NWA World Tag Team titles at Starrcade and Teddy Long had to be Flair's chauffeur for a day. Had Butch Reed won, Teddy Long would have gotten the Yacht and Limosine and there would have been no rematch at Starrcade.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) (with Bobby Eaton and Little Richard Marley) defeated The Southern Boys (Tracy Smothers and Steve Armstrong)Tag team match4:50
2Brian Pillman defeated Buddy LandelSingles match5:52
3Big Cat defeated Brad Armstrong by submissionSingles match4:31
4Tom Zenk defeated Brian LeeSingles match3:10
5Michael Wallstreet (with Ms. Alexandra York) defeated The StarblazerSingles match4:15
6Sgt. Krueger and Col. DeKlerk defeated The Beast and KaluaPat O'Connor Memorial Tournament qualifying match4:48
7Lex Luger defeated The Motor City MadmanSingles match2:34
8The Renegade Warriors (Chris Youngblood and Mark Youngblood) defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags) by disqualificationTag team match4:49
9Sid Vicious defeated The NightstalkerSingles match3:30
10The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) (c) defeated Magnum ForceTag team match for the NWA United States Tag Team Championship1:57
11Ric Flair (with Arn Anderson) defeated Butch Reed (with Ron Simmons and Teddy Long)Singles match14:13
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

World Championship Wrestling

Clash of the Champions XIV: Dixie Dynamite

Clash of the Champions XIV
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateJanuary 30, 1991
CityGainesville, Georgia
VenueGeorgia Mountains Center
Attendance2,200
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XIII
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XV

Clash of the Champions XIV took place on January 30, 1991, at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville, Georgia. There were 2,200 fans in attendance and the show drew a 3.9 rating on TBS.[58] This was the first Clash of Champions event not to be produced by the NWA. Dusty Rhodes returned to WCW following a brief stint in the WWF as the new booker and as color commentator. It was originally set to be held at the CNN Center in Atlanta, but due to security reasons arising from the escalation of the Persian Gulf War, it was moved to the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville.[59] Doom was disqualified due to Sting being tossed over the top rope by Butch Reed. Tom Zenk lost the WCW World Television Championship in a match taped on January 7, but the match had not yet aired, so Zenk was billed as champion.

The event was poorly received by fans. A fan poll in the February 18, 1991, issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter showed only 79 out of 394 responding fans gave the show a "thumbs up" vote, with 48 voting "thumbs in between" and 267 voting "thumbs down." Ric Flair and Scott Steiner received the most votes for the event's best match, with 54. El Cubano vs. Ranger Ross received the most votes for the worst match of the night, with 45.[60]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Sting and Lex Luger defeated Doom (Ron Simmons and Butch Reed) (c) by disqualificationTag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship10:33
2Tom Zenk (c) defeated Bobby EatonSingles match for the WCW World Television Championship7:08
3The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) defeated Tommy Rich and Allen Iron EagleTag team match5:53
4Sid Vicious defeated Joey MaggsSingles match1:11
5Terry Taylor (with Alexandra York) defeated Ricky MortonSingles match11:53
6Ranger Ross defeated El CubanoSingles match3:05
7Arn Anderson and Barry Windham defeated The Renegade Warriors (Chris Youngblood and Mark Youngblood)Tag team match7:30
8Brian Pillman defeated Buddy Lee ParkerSingles match3:17
9Missy Hyatt defeated Paul E. DangerouslyArm Wrestling match with Johnny Walker as special guest referee
10Ric Flair (c) vs. Scott Steiner (with Rick Steiner) ended in a TV time limit drawSingles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship24:25
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XV: Knocksville USA

Clash of the Champions XV
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateJune 12, 1991
CityKnoxville, Tennessee
VenueCivic Auditorium
Attendance5,000
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XIV
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XVI

Clash of the Champions XV took place on June 12, 1991, at the Civic Auditorium in Knoxville, Tennessee. There were 5,000 fans in attendance and the show drew a 3.9 rating on TBS.[61] Steve Armstrong pinned Jimmy Garvin, Tracy Smothers pinned Badstreet, and Tom Zenk pinned Michael Hayes simultaneously. Terrance Taylor was disqualified when Richard Morton interfered. In the Loser of the fall-leaves-WCW tag team match Pillman was pinned, thus the storyline was that he was forced to leave WCW. Pillman would continue to wrestle in WCW under a mask as The Yellow Dog until October 1991. Masahiro Chono replaced Kensuke Sasaki in the tag team match. During the match, Scott Steiner tore his bicep. After the match, The Hardliners (Dick Slater and Dick Murdoch) attacked both teams. The WCW World Tag Team Championship, which The Steiners also held, was not on the line in this event. Steve Austin won the WCW World Television Championship on June 3, but the match didn't air yet, so Austin was not the champion on this show. In the first fall, Bobby Eaton pinned Ric Flair, In the second fall, Eaton was counted out, In the third fall, Flair pinned Eaton to win the match. Eaton's WCW World Television Championship was not on the line, although he lost the title to Steve Austin on June 3, but the match hadn't aired yet, so he was still recognized as champion. This was the last Clash of Champions till 1993 for Flair, as he was soon stripped of the WCW World Title by Jim Herd due to a contract dispute. This led to Flair departing for the WWF.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1DRikki Nelson defeated El CubanoSingles match
2The Young Pistols (Tracy Smothers and Steve Armstrong) and Tom Zenk defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Jimmy Garvin and Badstreet)Six-man tag team match4:49
3Oz (with The Wizard) defeated Johnny RichSingles match1:29
4Dan Spivey defeated Big JoshSingles match2:49
5Dustin Rhodes defeated Terrance Taylor (with Alexandra York and Mr. Hughes) by disqualificationSingles match4:27
6Sting defeated Nikita KoloffSingles match9:33
7Arn Anderson and Barry Windham defeated Brian Pillman and El GiganteLoser Leaves WCW match3:08
8The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) (c) defeated Masahiro Chono and Hiroshi HaseTag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship[62]8:14
9The Diamond Studd (with Diamond Dallas Page) defeated Tommy RichSingles match1:59
10Lex Luger defeated The Great MutaSingles match[62]3:43
11Steve Austin defeated Joey MaggsSingles match0:25
12Ric Flair (c) defeated Bobby Eaton 2-1Two-out-of-three falls match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship[62]14:26
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match
D – this was a dark match

Clash of the Champions XVI: Fall Brawl

Clash of the Champions XVI
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateSeptember 5, 1991
CityAugusta, Georgia
VenueAugusta-Richmond County Civic Center
Attendance2,800
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XV
Next →
XVII

Clash of the Champions XVI took place on September 5, 1991, at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center in Augusta, Georgia. There were 2,800 fans in attendance and the show drew a 3.7 rating on TBS.[63] The Patriots defeated the Fabulous Freebirds to win the WCW United States Tag Team Championship on August 12, but the match didn't air yet, so the Freebirds were announced as the champions. Furthermore, the titles were not on the line, making it a non-title match. Larry Zbyszko pinned Bill Kazmaier. The titles were vacated on July 18, 1991, when one half of the reigning WCW World Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers, Scott Steiner, was injured. Steiner and Kazmaier defeated The Ringlords and One Man Gang and The Executioner to advance to the finals, while The Enforcers defeated The Young Pistols and The Patriots to advance to the finals. Earlier in the evening, Kazmaier was performing "feats of strength" in the ring when Anderson and Zbyszko attacked and injured his ribs with a weight plate. They exploited this injury during the actual match to gain the victory and the Tag Team Titles.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1El Gigante won by last eliminating One Man Gang and Oz[note 1]20-man battle royal9:33
2Brian Pillman defeated BadstreetWCW Light Heavyweight Championship tournament semi-final6:52
3Sting (c) defeated Johnny B. Badd (with Teddy Long)Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship6:11
4Richard Morton (with Alexandra York) defeated Mike GrahamWCW Light Heavyweight Championship tournament semi-final7:40
5The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) defeated The Patriots (Todd Champion and Firebreaker Chip)Tag team match5:42
6Ron Simmons defeated The Diamond StuddSingles match2:25
7Van Hammer defeated Terrance Taylor (with Alexandra York)Singles match1:07
8Steve Austin (c) (with Lady Blossom) defeated Tom ZenkSingles match for the WCW World Television Championship[64]9:07
9Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) defeated Rick Steiner and Bill KazmaierWCW World Tag Team Championship tournament final[64]3:33
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match
  1. ^ Order of elimination from first eliminated: Terrance Taylor, Ranger Ross, Big Josh, Thomas Rich, Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker, Z-Man, Young Pistol Tracy, Bobby Eaton, P. N. News, Steve Austin, Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes, One Man Gang and Oz.

Clash of the Champions XVII

Clash of the Champions XVII
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateNovember 19, 1991
CitySavannah, Georgia
VenueSavannah Civic Center
Attendance6,922
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XVI
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XVIII

Clash of the Champions XVII took place on November 19, 1991, at the Savannah Civic Center in Savannah, Georgia. There were 6,922 fans in attendance and the show drew a 4.3 rating on TBS.[65]
Prior to this show, Sting had received "Mystery Boxes" which revealed Cactus Jack and Abdullah The Butcher. This Clash was to reveal who was actually sending the boxes to Sting. It turned out to be Lex Luger. A match involving Arachnaman and Richard Morton was scheduled for this show, but ended up not taking place. Thomas Rich's partner in the York Foundation, Terrence Taylor actually tripped Rich up, allowing Josh to pin Rich. Ricky Steamboat was a surprise replacement partner for Barry Windham

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Big Josh defeated Thomas Rich (with Alexandra York)Lumberjack match6:03
2Bobby Eaton defeated Firebreaker ChipSingles match4:52
3Tom Zenk defeated The Diamond StuddSingles match1:24
4Steve Austin (c) (with Lady Blossom) defeated P. N. NewsSingles match for the WCW World Television Championship4:21
5Cactus Jack defeated Van HammerSingles match4:03
6Dustin Rhodes and Ricky Steamboat (with Barry Windham) defeated Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) (c)Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship14:48
7Brian Pillman (c) defeated Johnny B. Badd (with Teddy Long)Singles match for the WCW Light Heavyweight Championship4:19
8Rick Rude (with Paul E. Dangerously) defeated Sting (c)Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship4:50
9Lex Luger (c) (with Harley Race and Mr. Hughes) defeated Rick Steiner (with Scott Steiner)Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship11:30
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XVIII

Clash of the Champions XVIII
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateJanuary 21, 1992
CityTopeka, Kansas
VenueKansas Expo Center
Attendance5,500
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XVII
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XIX

Clash of the Champions XVIII took place on January 21, 1992, at the Kansas Expo Center in Topeka, Kansas. There were 5,500 fans in attendance and the show drew a 3.7 rating on TBS.[66] This event was a set-up for SuperBrawl II and saw the WCW debut of Jesse Ventura. It was originally scheduled as Brian Pillman and The Patriots vs. Diamond Studd and The Young Pistols.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) defeated Big Van Vader and Mr. Hughes (with Harley Race)Tag team match9:02
2Marcus Alexander Bagwell and Brian Pillman defeated Taylor Made Man and Tracy SmothersTag team match7:49
3Johnny B. Badd defeated Richard MortonSingles match3:20
4P. N. News defeated Diamond Dallas PageSingles match3:25
5Cactus Jack defeated Van HammerFalls Count Anywhere match10:08
6The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) defeated Brad Armstrong and Big JoshTag team match3:03
7Vinnie Vegas defeated Thomas RichSingles match0:56
8Dustin Rhodes, Barry Windham and Ron Simmons defeated Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton and Larry Zbyszko) (with Paul E. Dangerously)Six-man tag team match9:28
9Sting and Ricky Steamboat defeated Steve Austin and Rick RudeTag team match11:21

Clash of the Champions XIX

Clash of the Champions XIX
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateJune 16, 1992
(aired June 22, 1992)
CityCharleston, South Carolina
VenueMcAlister Field House
Attendance4,600
Clash of the Champions chronology
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XVIII
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XX

Clash of the Champions XIX took place on June 16, 1992, in Charleston, South Carolina, at the McAlister Field House of The Citadel. The event aired on TBS on June 22, 1992. There were 4,600 fans in attendance and the show drew a 2.8 rating on TBS.[67] The popularity of this event, and the opening of the new 12,000-seat arena twelve miles to the north, led this to be the last Clash on-campus. Further Charleston-based Clashes were held at the new arena. The storyline was that Miguel Pérez Jr. and Ricky Santana were assaulted backstage, although it was never shown. The rest of the tournament took place at The Great American Bash 1992.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Ricky Steamboat and Nikita Koloff (United States/Lithuania) defeated Joe Malenko and Dean Malenko (Hungary)NWA World Tag Team Championship tournament first round match9:50
2Rick Rude and Steve Austin (with Madusa) (United States) defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell and Tom Zenk (United States)NWA World Tag Team Championship tournament first round match7:54
3Terry Gordy and Steve Williams (Japan) defeated Larry O'Day and Jeff O'Day (Australia)NWA World Tag Team Championship tournament first round match2:35
4The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) (United States) defeated Miguel Pérez Jr. and Ricky Santana (Puerto Rico) via forfeitNWA World Tag Team Championship tournament first round match
5Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes (United States) defeated Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton (United States)NWA World Tag Team Championship tournament first round match10:23
6The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) (United States) defeated The Silver Kings (Silver King I and Silver King II) (Mexico)NWA World Tag Team Championship tournament first round match6:28
7Jushin Thunder Liger and Brian Pillman (Japan/United States) defeated Chris Benoit and Biff Wellington (Canada)NWA World Tag Team Championship tournament first round match11:30
8Akira Nogami and Hiroshi Hase (Japan) defeated The Headhunters (masked Bob Cook and Joe Cruze) (Dominican Republic)NWA World Tag Team Championship tournament first round match5:19
9Terry Gordy and Steve Williams defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner)NWA World Tag Team Championship tournament quarter finals15:01

Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary

Clash of the Champions XX
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateSeptember 2, 1992
CityAtlanta, Georgia
VenueCenter Stage Theater
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XIX
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XXI

Clash of the Champions XX was a major professional wrestling supercard produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and broadcast live on TBS on September 2, 1992, from the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta. The event was not only the 20th time WCW held a "Clash of the Champions" show but also marked the 20th anniversary of professional wrestling being shown on TBS as Mid-Atlantic Wrestling in 1972. The show was held at the Center Stage Theater, the same location where most of WCW's regular TBS show WCW Saturday Night were taped at the time. It was also the final wrestling TV appearance for Andre The Giant, who died four months later. Other wrestling legends, including "Bullet" Bob Armstrong and Thunderbolt Patterson, appeared at the event as well.

No.Results[68][69][70]StipulationsTimes
1Ricky Steamboat defeated Steve Austin (c) (with Paul E. Dangerously)No Disqualification match for the WCW World Television Championship10:43
2Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton (with Michael Hayes) defeated Dick Slater and Greg Valentine (with Larry Zbyszko)Tag team match5:42
3Ron Simmons (c) defeated Cactus JackSingles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship8:51
4The Barbarian and Butch Reed defeated Barry Windham and Dustin RhodesTag team match8:13
5Rick Rude, Jake Roberts, Super Invader and Big Van Vader (with Harley Race) defeated Sting, Nikita Koloff and The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott)4-on-4 Elimination match15:57
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XXI

Clash of the Champions XXI
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateNovember 18, 1992
CityMacon, Georgia
VenueMacon Coliseum
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XX
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XXII

Clash of the Champions XXI took place on November 18, 1992, from Macon, Georgia, at the Macon Coliseum.[71]

Brian Pillman pinned Brad Armstrong after attacking him pre-match while feigning injury. Scotty Flamingo knocked out Johnny B. Badd in the second round after hitting him with a glove Page and Vegas filled with water during the rest period. This was 2 Cold Scorpio's debut in WCW. Simmons' original partner Robbie Walker was injured. This was Paul E. Dangerously's last appearance on WCW television, moving on to Eastern Championship Wrestling (precursor to Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1993. The ringside judges were Ole Anderson, Larry Zbyszko, and Hiro Matsuda; Anderson and Matsuda voted for Sting while Zbyszko voted for Rude. Rude's WCW United States Heavyweight Championship was not on the line in the match. After their match Barry Windham berated Dustin Rhodes for not going finishing off an injured Ricky Steamboat during the match. Windham then turned on Rhodes and hit him with his new finisher, the Implant DDT. Windham then went backstage, attacking Steamboat and Shane Douglas with a steel chair while they were being interviewed by Jesse "The Body" Ventura.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Brian Pillman defeated Brad ArmstrongSingles match0:25
2Erik Watts and Kensuke Sasaki defeated Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton (with Michael Hayes)Tag team match6:06
3Scotty Flamingo (with Diamond Dallas Page and Vinnie Vegas) defeated Johnny B. Badd (with Teddy Long)Boxing match3:01
4Ron Simmons and 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Tony Atlas, The Barbarian and Cactus JackHandicap match5:52
5Madusa vs. Paul E. Dangerously (with Michael Hayes) ended in a time-limit drawSingles match5:00
6Sting defeated Rick RudeSingles match20:00
7Shane Douglas and Ricky Steamboat defeated Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes (c)Tag team match for the NWA and the WCW World Tag Team Championships15:52
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XXII

Clash of the Champions XXII
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateJanuary 13, 1993
CityMilwaukee, Wisconsin
VenueThe MECCA
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Clash of the Champions XXII took place on January 13, 1993, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at The MECCA.[72] This was the last Clash for announcer Jim Ross who shortly after this event left WCW and joined the WWF.

Originally, it was scheduled to be Sting, Dustin Rhodes, Ron Simmons, and Van Hammer against Big Van Vader, Barry Windham, The Barbarian, and Rick Rude; due to injuries, Hammer and Rude dropped out and Orndorff took Rude's place. Earlier on the show, Vader's team got rid of Barbarian, and Vader injured Simmons. Cactus Jack came in during the match, siding with Sting and Rhodes, thus turning face. Johnny B. Badd replaced Erik Watts, where the storyline was that he was suspended from WCW, due to an altercation with Arn Anderson. Tony Atlas replaced Hammer in the arm-wrestling contest.

No.Results[73]StipulationsTimes
1Cactus Jack defeated Johnny B. BaddSingles match2:50
22 Cold Scorpio defeated Scotty FlamingoSingles match4:13
3Chris Benoit defeated Brad ArmstrongSingles match9:13
4Vinnie Vegas defeated Tony AtlasArm Wrestling match1:09
5The Wrecking Crew (Rage and Fury) defeated Johnny Gunn and Tom ZenkTag team match6:06
6Shane Douglas and Ricky Steamboat (c) defeated Brian Pillman and Steve AustinTag team match for the NWA and WCW World Tag Team Championships13:39
7Dustin Rhodes, Sting and Cactus Jack defeated Big Van Vader, Barry Windham and Paul OrndorffThundercage match11:22
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XXIII

Clash of the Champions XXIII
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateJune 17, 1993
CityNorfolk, Virginia
VenueNorfolk Scope
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XXII
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XXIV

Clash of the Champions XXIII took place on June 16, 1993, in Norfolk, Virginia, from the Norfolk Scope.[74]

Dick Slater replaced WCW World Television Champion Paul Orndorff, who was injured in a car accident. Earlier, Maxx Payne shot Johnny B. Badd in the face with his Baddblaster. Flair pinned Pillman (09:41), The Blonds were disqualified (11:06). Although they won two straight falls, Anderson and Flair did not win the titles because the interference by Barry Windham caused the Hollywood Blonds to get disqualified in the second fall, thus the titles could not change hands. A dark match saw Jim Neidhart defeat Shanghai Pierce.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Ron Simmons defeated Dick Slater (with Paul Orndorff)Singles match3:56
2Lord Steven Regal (with Sir William) defeated Marcus Alexander BagwellSingles match6:18
3Barry Windham (c) defeated 2 Cold ScorpioSingles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship12:53
4Big Van Vader, Sid Vicious and Rick Rude (with Col. Robert Parker and Harley Race) defeated Dustin Rhodes, Sting and Davey Boy SmithSix-man tag team match10:59
5Ric Flair and Arn Anderson defeated The Hollywood Blonds (Brian Pillman and Steve Austin) (c) 2-0 by disqualificationTwo-out-of-three falls match for the NWA and WCW World Tag Team Championships20:45
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XXIV

Clash of the Champions XXIV
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateAugust 18, 1993
CityDaytona Beach, Florida
VenueOcean Center
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XXIII
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XXV

Clash of the Champions XXIV took place on August 18, 1993, in Daytona Beach, Florida, from the Ocean Center.[75]

Lord Steven Regal replaced the injured Brian Pillman. On September 1, Anderson and Roma would be stripped of the NWA World Tag Team Championship, due to WCW withdrawing from the NWA. Bobby Eaton replaced Regal, who replaced Pillman in the earlier match. If Vader had been disqualified in the main event, he would have lost the title to Smith. Cactus Jack returned after the main event match, attacking Vader. The Shockmaster made his WCW debut in one of the most infamous moments in wrestling history.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Arn Anderson and Paul Roma defeated Steve Austin and Lord Steven Regal (c) (with Brian Pillman and Sir William)Tag team match for the NWA and WCW World Tag Team Championships[76]9:52
22 Cold Scorpio defeated Bobby EatonSingles match5:26
3Johnny B. Badd defeated Maxx PayneMask vs. Guitar match2:41
4Ricky Steamboat defeated Paul Orndorff (c)Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship[76]8:31
5Sting and Ric Flair defeated the Colossal Kongs (Awesome Kong and King Kong) (with Harley Race)Tag team match2:14
6Road Warrior Hawk and Dustin Rhodes (with Road Warrior Animal) defeated The Equalizer and Rick RudeTag team match7:41
7Big Van Vader (c) (with Harley Race) defeated Davey Boy SmithSingles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship[76]11:11
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XXV

Clash of the Champions XXV
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateNovember 10, 1993
CitySt. Petersburg, Florida
VenueBayfront Arena
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XXIV
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XXVI

Clash of the Champions XXV took place on November 10, 1993, in St. Petersburg, Florida, from the Bayfront Arena.[77]

Ric Flair pinned Big Van Vader but the referee later reversed the decision to a disqualification victory for Flair as Vader had accidentally knocked down the referee. As a result, Vader retained the championship.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Rick Rude (c) vs. Road Warrior Hawk ended in a double countoutSingles match for the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship5:23
2The Shockmaster defeated The EqualizerSingles match2:29
3Lord Steven Regal (c) (with Sir William) defeated Johnny B. BaddSingles match for the WCW World Television Championship6:33
4Steve Austin (with Col. Robert Parker) defeated Brian PillmanSingles match9:12
5Dustin Rhodes (c) defeated Paul Orndorff (with The Assassin)Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship11:57
6The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags and Brian Knobs) (with Missy Hyatt) defeated Sting and Davey Boy SmithTag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship8:30
7Ric Flair defeated Vader (c) (with Harley Race) by disqualification.Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship9:24
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XXVI

Clash of the Champions XXVI
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateJanuary 27, 1994
CityBaton Rouge, Louisiana
VenueRiverside Centroplex
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XXV
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XXVII

Clash of the Champions XXVI took place on January 27, 1994, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from the Riverside Centroplex.[78]

This event saw the debut of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan in WCW.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Marcus Alexander Bagwell and 2 Cold Scorpio (with Teddy Long) defeated Pretty Wonderful (Paul Roma and Paul Orndorff) (with The Assassin)Tag team match12:39
2Ron Simmons defeated Ice TrainSingles match3:32
3Lord Steven Regal (c) (with Sir William) vs. Dustin Rhodes ended in a drawSingles match for the WCW World Television Championship15:00
4Cactus Jack and Maxx Payne defeated The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags and Brian Knobs) (with Missy Hyatt)Tag team match6:46
5Brian Pillman defeated Col. Robert Parker (with Steve Austin)Loser Wears a Chicken Suit match5:41
6Sting and Ric Flair defeated Vader and Rick Rude (with Harley Race)Tag team match22:07
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XXVII

Clash of the Champions XXVII
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateJune 23, 1994
CityCharleston, South Carolina
VenueNorth Charleston Coliseum
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XXVI
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XXVIII

Clash of the Champions XXVII took place on June 23, 1994, in Charleston, South Carolina, from the North Charleston Coliseum.[79]

WCW World Heavyweight Championship Ric Flair won the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship, unifying it with his own title. After this the unified championship was represented by the Big Gold Belt.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan (c) (with Dave Sullivan) defeated The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags and Brian Knobs)Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship10:35
2The Guardian Angel defeated Tex SlazengerSingles match1:44
3Lord Steven Regal (with Sir William) defeated Larry Zbyszko (c)Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship9:25
4Johnny B. Badd defeated Steve Austin (c) by disqualification.Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship10:25
5Ric Flair (WCW) defeated Sting (WCW International)Unification match for the WCW and the WCW International World Heavyweight Championships17:17
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XXVIII

Clash of the Champions XXVIII
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateAugust 24, 1994
CityCedar Rapids, Iowa
VenueFive Seasons Center
Attendance4,200
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XXVII
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XXIX

Clash of the Champions XXVIII took place on August 24, 1994, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from the Five Seasons Center.[80]

Early on the show, Hulk Hogan was attacked by a masked man (played by Arn Anderson, though in the storyline the assassin was eventually revealed as Brutus Beefcake). Steamboat suffered a career-ending back injury during his match. He would however make a brief in ring return for the WWE in 2009.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags and Brian Knobs) defeated Pretty Wonderful (Paul Roma and Paul Orndorff)Tag team match9:33
2Ricky Steamboat defeated Steve Austin (c)Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship16:02
3Dusty Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes defeated Terry Funk and Bunkhouse Buck (with Col. Robert Parker) by disqualificationTag team match7:27
4Antonio Inoki defeated Lord Steven Regal (with Sir William)Singles match8:26
5Ric Flair (with Sensuous Sherri) defeated Hulk Hogan (c) (with Jimmy Hart and Brother Bruti) by countoutSingles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship14:26
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XXIX

Clash of the Champions XXIX
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateNovember 16, 1994
CityJacksonville, Florida
VenueJacksonville Memorial Coliseum
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XXX

Clash of the Champions XXIX took place on November 16, 1994, in Jacksonville, Florida, from the Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum.[81]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Stars and Stripes (The Patriot and Marcus Alexander Bagwell) defeated Pretty Wonderful (Paul Roma and Paul Orndorff) (c)Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship9:20
2Johnny B. Badd (c) defeated The Honky Tonk Man by disqualificationSingles match for the WCW World Television Championship6:10
3Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) defeated The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags and Brian Knobs)Tag team match10:36
4Vader (with Harley Race) defeated Dustin RhodesSingles match11:43
5Jim Duggan (c) defeated Steve Austin by disqualificationSingles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship0:54
6Hulk Hogan, Sting and Dave Sullivan (with Jimmy Hart) defeated The Three Faces of Fear (The Butcher, Avalanche and Kevin Sullivan)Six-man tag team match with Mr. T as special guest referee10:55
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XXX

Clash of the Champions XXX
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateJanuary 25, 1995
CityParadise, Nevada
VenueCaesars Palace
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XXIX
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XXXI

Clash of the Champions XXX took place on January 25, 1995, in Paradise, Nevada, from Caesars Palace.[82]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Arn Anderson (c) defeated Johnny B. BaddSingles match for the WCW World Television Championship7:38
2Alex Wright defeated Bobby EatonSingles match7:38
3Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (c) (with Sister Sherri) defeated Stars and Stripes (Marcus Alexander Bagwell and The Patriot)Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship9:45
4Sting defeated Avalanche by submissionSingles match with The Guardian Angel as special guest referee5:22
5Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Kevin Sullivan and The ButcherTag team match11:04
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XXXI

Clash of the Champions XXXI
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateAugust 6, 1995
CityDaytona Beach, Florida
VenueOcean Center
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XXX
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XXXII

Clash of the Champions XXXI took place August 6, 1995, in Daytona Beach, Florida, from the Ocean Center.[83]

If Harlem Heat and Sister Sherri won, they get a WCW World Tag Team Championship match against Bunkhouse Buck and Dick Slater at Fall Brawl. After losing to Vader, Arn Anderson and Ric Flair teased an eventual breakup and set up their match at Fall Brawl.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Sting and Road Warrior Hawk defeated Meng and Kurasawa (with Col. Robert Parker)Tag team match7:23
2Diamond Dallas Page (with The Diamond Doll) defeated Alex WrightSingles match8:14
3The Renegade (c) (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Paul OrndorffSingles match for the WCW World Television Championship3:59
4Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) and Sister Sherri defeated Bunkhouse Buck, Dick Slater and Col. Robert ParkerSix-man tag team match11:01
5Vader defeated Arn Anderson and Ric FlairHandicap match8:05
6Hulk Hogan (c) (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Kamala (with Kevin Sullivan) by disqualificationSingles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship5:00
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XXXII

Clash of the Champions XXXII
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateJanuary 23, 1996
CityParadise, Nevada
VenueCaesars Palace
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XXXI
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XXXIII

Clash of the Champions XXXII took place on January 23, 1996, in Paradise, Nevada, from Caesars Palace.[84]

Lord Steven Regal injured his knee during the opening dark match against Chris Benoit. Benoit bled from the eye after receiving several headbutts. The show included the wedding of Col. Robert Parker and Sister Sherri, which was interrupted by Madusa, who was revealed to have been seeing Parker on the side. Brian Pillman, during his match with Eddie Guerrero, grabbed ringside commentator Bobby Heenan's jacket neck from behind, causing Heenan to yell "What the fuck are you doing?". Heenan later apologized for his outburst. Disco Inferno forfeited his match to perform at Parker & Sherri's wedding. This was revealed by an Elvis Impersonator (Mike Winner) who Sullivan attacked. The Road Warriors returned at this event and challenged WCW Tag Team Champions Sting and Lex Luger, with Sting agreeing to a match despite Luger being reluctant. Miss Elizabeth, Debra McMichael, Linda Bollea, Woman, and several other women initially came to the ring with Hogan & Savage. It was reported that Ric Flair, who lost the WCW World Title to Savage one day prior, threatened to quit WCW unless the finish to the main event (Hogan pinning Flair with the legdrop) was changed. At the event, Flair pinned Savage after use of a foreign object. Live reports claim 75% of the crowd left during the dark match that closed the show.

No.Results[85]StipulationsTimes
1DLord Steven Regal defeated Chris BenoitSingles match6:40
2The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge) vs. The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) ended in a double disqualificationTag team match4:02
3Dean Malenko defeated Alex WrightSingles match5:31
4Brian Pillman defeated Eddie GuerreroSingles match5:50
5Sting and Lex Luger (c) defeated The Blue Bloods (Lord Steven Regal and Robert Eaton)Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship7:46
6Konnan defeated Psychosis by submissionSingles match5:26
7Ric Flair and The Giant (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth and Kevin Greene)Tag team match9:51
8DOne Man Gang (c) (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Disco InfernoSingles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship6:16
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match
D – this was a dark match

Clash of the Champions XXXIII

Clash of the Champions XXXIII
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateAugust 15, 1996
CityDenver, Colorado
VenueDenver Coliseum
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XXXII
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XXXIV

Clash of the Champions XXXIII took place on August 15, 1996, in Denver, Colorado, from the Denver Coliseum.[86]

Ric Flair was the WCW United States Heavyweight Champion at the time, making the match champion vs. champion, but his title was not on the line.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Rey Misterio Jr. (c) defeated Dean MalenkoSingles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship12:07
2V.K. Wallstreet defeated Jim DugganSingles match3:48
3Konnan defeated Ultimate Dragon (with Sonny Onoo)Singles match2:57
4Madusa defeated Bull Nakano (with Sonny Onoo)Singles match2:42
5Eddie Guerrero defeated Diamond Dallas PageSingles match4:20
6The Giant (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Chris Benoit (with Woman and Miss Elizabeth)Singles match0:23
7Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (c) (with Sister Sherri and Col. Robert Parker) vs. The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) and Sting and Lex Luger ended in a no contestTriple threat match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship13:22
8Ric Flair (with Woman and Miss Elizabeth) defeated Hollywood Hogan (c) by disqualificationSingles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship8:23
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XXXIV

Clash of the Champions XXXIV
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateJanuary 21, 1997
CityMilwaukee, Wisconsin
VenueWisconsin Center Arena
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XXXIII
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XXXV

Clash of the Champions XXXIV took place on January 21, 1997, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from the Wisconsin Center Arena.[87] Chris Jericho replaced Juventud Guerrera, who no-showed, while La Parka replaced Psychosis, who was injured.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Dean Malenko defeated Ultimate Dragon (c) (with Sonny Onoo) by submissionSingles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship15:07
2Scotty Riggs defeated Mike EnosSingles match2:26
3Chris Jericho, Super Caló and Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Konnan, La Parka and Mr. JLSix-man tag team match5:27
4Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (with Sister Sherri) defeated The Renegade and Joe GomezTag team match3:44
5Masahiro Chono defeated Alex WrightSingles match4:30
6Eddie Guerrero defeated Scott NortonSingles match5:36
7Chris Benoit (with Woman) defeated The Taskmaster (with Jimmy Hart)Falls Count Anywhere match5:04
8The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) defeated The Amazing French-Canadians (Jacques Rougeau and Carl Ouelett) (with Col. Robert Parker)Tag team match6:55
9Lex Luger defeated Scott Hall (with Kevin Nash and Syxx) by disqualificationSingles match10:29
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Clash of the Champions XXXV

Clash of the Champions XXXV
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
DateAugust 21, 1997
CityNashville, Tennessee
VenueNashville Municipal Auditorium
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XXXIV
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Final

Clash of the Champions XXXV took place on August 21, 1997, in Nashville, Tennessee, from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.[88]

The main event was originally announced as a standard tag match, but was changed to a match for Hall and Kevin Nash's tag team titles before it began, with Randy Savage subbing for Nash under the Freebird rule.

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
1Steve McMichael defeated Jeff Jarrett (c) (with Queen Debra)Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship8:07
2Raven defeated Stevie RichardsNo Disqualification match5:01
3Alex Wright defeated Último Dragón (c)Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship13:55
4Chris Jericho (c) defeated Eddie GuerreroSingles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship6:41
5Psychosis, Silver King, Villano IV and Villano V (with Sonny Onoo) defeated Juventud Guerrera, Super Caló, Héctor Garza and Lizmark Jr.Eight-man tag team match4:52
6Ric Flair and Curt Hennig defeated Konnan and SyxxTag team match5:09
7Scott Hall and Randy Savage (c) (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Lex LugerTag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship9:55
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

See also

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