Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday TV: NWA Main Event (6/24/90)

This show features an EXCELLENT match between Arn Anderson and Barry Windham (with Ole Anderson at ringside) vs. Rick and Scott Steiner.

The action in this match is incredible, but it is actually the commentary here that made an impression on me all these years later. Bob Caudle calls the action and is just absolutely on top of his game here. But oddly, he is paired with "Wildfire" Tommy Rich doing color commentary. But for the two to have not worked together before, they had great chemistry. Rich was actually very good here, with is folksy delivery that had me reminiscing back to his run on top of Georgia Championship Wrestling. Rich calls it very straight along with Bob and the two bounce off each other very well. Wish I could hear more of them together.

Also on the show: Jim Ross and Missy Hiatt review the history between Ric Flair and Sting, and Ross interviews Sting about his big title shot at the Great American Bash where he would win the NWA World Championship. 

This show falls outside the normal time frame we cover on this website, but when it's the Horsemen ... when it's Bob Caudle ... and when it's this good, we will indulge ourselves!

(Thanks to my buddy Brian Rogers for making sure I didn't miss this one.)

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