1990 WCW PPV Results

Sting won his first world title in 1990.
Sting at the 2015 Comic Con in Philadelphia. Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images

The start of the new decade for WCW got off to a scary start when Sting suffered a torn ACL when he tried to scale a cage at the first Clash of the Champions event of the decade.  However, he was able to recover from the injury and scaled the top of the mountain when he won his first world championship from Ric Flair at the Great American Bash.  It was a strange title reign for the Stinger though as he dealt with The Black Scorpion, an illusionist that played mind games with both him and his fans.

Clash of the Champions 10 (Texas Shootout) - Memorial Coliseum; Corpus Christi, TX 2/6/1990

  • Steve Williams beat The Samoan Savage
  • Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk beat The M.O.D. Squad
  • Mil Mascaras beat Cactus Jack
  • Falls Count Anywhere: Norman the Lunatic beat Kevin Sullivan
  • The Road Warriors beat The New Skyscrapers by DQ
  • NWA Tag Titles vs Masks: Champions The Steiner Brothers beat Doom. Doom turned out to be Butch Reed & Ron Simmons.
  • Cage Match: Ric Flair, Ole & Arn Anderson beat Buzz Sawyer, The Great Muta, & Dragon Master. Sting injured his leg when he tried to enter the cage.

Wrestle War 1990 - Greensboro Coliseum; Greensboro, NC 2/25/1990

  • Kevin Sullivan & Buzz Sawyer beat The Dynamic Dudes
  • Norman the Lunatic beat Cactus Jack
  • The Rock-n-Roll Express beat The Midnight Express
  • Chicago Street Fight: The Road Warriors beat The New Skyscrapers
  • US Tag Team Titles: Champs Tom Zenk & Brian Pillman beat The Freebirds
  • NWA Tag Team Title: Champs The Steiners beat Ole & Arn Anderson
  • NWA World Title: Ric Flair beat Lex Luger by count out when Luger left the ring to save Sting

Capital Combat - The Armory; Washington, DC 5/19/1990

  • The Road Warriors & Norman the Lunatic beat Bam Bam Bigelow, Cactus Jack, & Kevin Sullivan
  • Mark Callous beat Johnny Ace
  • The Samoan Swat Team beat Tommy Rich & Mike Rotundo
  • Hair vs Hair Match: Paul Ellering beat Teddy Long
  • US Tag Team Titles: The Midnight Express beat Tom Zenk & Brian Pillman to win the titles
  • Corporal Punishment Match: The Rock-n-Roll Express beat The Freebirds
  • NWA Tag Team Titles: Doom beat The Steiners to win the titles
  • Cage Match for NWA World Title: Lex Luger beat Champion Ric Flair by DQ

COTC 11 (Coastal Crush) - McAllister Fieldhouse; Charleston, SC 6/13/1990

  • The Southern Boys beat The Freebirds
  • Tommy Rich beat Bam Bam Bigelow by DQ
  • Tom Zenk & Mike Rotundo beat Fatu and The Samoan Savage
  • Mark Callous beat Brian Pillman
  • US Tag Titles: The Rock-n-Roll Express beat Champs The Midnight Express by DQ
  • Barry Windham beat Doug Furnas
  • US Title: Champ Lex Luger beat Sid Vicious
  • NWA Tag Titles: Champs Doom beat The Stiener Brothers
  • Paul Orndorff beat Arn Anderson
  • NWA Title: Junkyard Dog beat Champ Ric Flair by DQ

The Great American Bash 1990 - Baltimore Arena; Baltimore, MD 7/7/1990

  • Brian Pillman beat Buddy Landell
  • Mike Rotundo beat The Iron Shiek
  • Doug Furnas beat Dutch Mantel
  • Harley Race beat Tommy Rich
  • The Midnight Express beat The Southern Boys
  • Big Van Vader beat Tom Zenk
  • The Steiners beat The Freebirds
  • Junkyard Dog, Paul Orndorff & El Gigante beat Barry Windham, Sid Vicious & Arn Anderson
  • US Title: Champ Lex Luger beat Mark Callous
  • NWA Tag Team Titles: Champions Doom beat The Rock-n-Roll Express
  • NWA Title: Sting beat Ric Flair to win the title

COTC 12 (Fall Brawl) - Civic Center; Asheville, NC 9/5/1990

  • The Southern Boys beat The Freebirds
  • Mike Rotundo beat Buddy Landell
  • The Master Blasters beat The Lightning Express
  • The Nasty Boys beat Jackie Fulton & Terry Taylor
  • Tommy Rich beat Bill Irwin
  • LPWA Title: Champ Susan Sexton beat Bambi
  • US Tag Titles: Champs The Steiner Brothers beat Maximum Overdrive
  • Stan Hansen beat Tom Zenk
  • US Title: Champ Lex Luger beat Ric Flair by DQ
  • NWA Title: Champ Sting beat The Black Scorpion

Halloween Havoc 1990 - UIC Pavilion; Chicago, IL 10/27/1990

  • Tommy Rich & Ricky Morton beat The Midnight Express
  • Terry Taylor beat Bill Irwin
  • Brad Armstrong beat JW Storm
  • The Master Blasters beat The Southern Boys
  • The Freebirds beat The Renegade Warriors
  • US Tag Team Titles: Champs The Steiners beat The Nasty Boys
  • Junkyard Dog beat Moondog Rex
  • NWA Tag Team Titles: Champs Doom battled Ric Flair & Arn Anderson to a double-count out
  • US Title: Stan Hansen beat Lex Luger to win the title
  • NWA Title: Champ Sting beat Sid Vicious when the match was restarted after Sid pinned a fake Sting

COTC 13 (Thanksgiving Thunder) - Jacksonville Coliseum; Jacksonvilee, FL 11/20/1990

  • The Freebirds beat The Southern Boys
  • Brian Pillman beat Buddy Landell
  • Big Cat beat Brad Armstrong
  • Tom Zenk beat Brian Lee
  • Michael Wallstreet beat The Starblazer
  • Sgt. Krueger & Col. DeKlerk beat The Beast & Kahula
  • Lex Luger beat The Motor City Madman
  • The Nasty Boys beat The Renegade Warriors by DQ
  • Sid Vicious beat The Nightstalker
  • US Tag Titles: Champs The Steiner Brothers beat Magnum Force
  • Ric Flair beat Butch Reed

Starrcade 1990 - The Kiel Auditorium; St. Louis, MO 12/16/1990

  • Tag Team Tournament Quarterfinals: The Steiners (USA) beat Col. Deklerk & Sgt. Kreuger (S Africa)
  • Rey Misterio Sr. & Konnan (Mexico) beat Chris Adams & Norman Smiley (Great Britain)
  • The Great Muta & Mr. Saito (Japan) beat Rip Morgan & Jacko Victory (New Zealand)
  • Victor Zangiev & Salmon Hashimikov (USSR) beat Danny Johnson & Troy Montour (Canada)
  • Semi-Finals: The Steiners beat Misterio & Konnan
  • Semi-Finals: Muta & Saito beat Zangiev & Hashimikov
  • Finals: The Steiners beat Muta & Saito to win the Pat O'Conner Invitational Tag Team Tournament
  • Bobby Eaton beat Tom Zenk
  • Michael Wall Street beat Terry Taylor
  • The Skyscrapers beat The Motor City Madman & Big Cat
  • Tommy Rich & Ricky Morton beat The Freebirds
  • Bull Rope match for the US Title: Lex Luger beat Stan Hansen to win the title
  • Street Fight for NWA Tag Team Titles: Champions Doom fought Arn Anderson & Barry Windham to a no contest
  • Cage Match for NWA World Title: Champion Sting beat The Black Scorpion (revealed to be Ric Flair)

Sources used include: Pro Wrestling Illustrated Almanac, onlineworldofwrestling.com, prowrestlinghistory.com, and wwe.com