The History of Clash of the Champions

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Cohen, Eric. "The History of Clash of the Champions." ThoughtCo, Jan. 4, 2016, thoughtco.com/history-of-clash-of-the-champions-2787054. Cohen, Eric. (2016, January 4). The History of Clash of the Champions. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-clash-of-the-champions-2787054 Cohen, Eric. "The History of Clash of the Champions." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-clash-of-the-champions-2787054 (accessed October 19, 2017).
Ric Flair was in the main event of the very first Clash of the Champions event. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
Intro
In 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions attempted to broadcast Starrcade '87 on pay-per-view. The WWE countered that move by creating and letting cable operators know that if they showed Crockett's show instead of theirs then they would not be allowed to broadcast WrestleMania IV. Most cable operators caved to Vince McMahon's demands and Crockett's first pay-per-view flopped.

A few months later, Jim Crockett tried to broadcast Bunkhouse Stampede 1988 on pay-per-view.

The WWE countered that move by creating The Royal Rumble and broadcasting it for free on the USA Network. After the WWE successfully sabotaged his first two pay-per-view events, Jim Crockett struck back at the WWE.

The first Clash of the Champions event was broadcast on WTBS on March 27, 1988. That event was shown while WrestleMania IV was being shown on pay-per-view. Not only did Crockett take a few dollars away from Vince McMahon that day, he also broadcast the better show that day. The following year, Clash of Champions VI was broadcast for free on WTBS at the same time that was taking place. Because cable companies were losing money in this war, that would be the final time that the two companies would compete against one another while one of them was broadcasting a pay-per-view event.

Over the course of nine years, WCW produced 35 Clash of the Champions events. Sometimes the shows were of pay-per-view quality and other times they were used as teaser events to promote an upcoming pay-per-view event.

The eventual demise of the program was due to it no longer being necessary to have a primetime special on WTBS. By 1997, WCW was broadcasting WCW Nitro weekly on TNT and had an event on pay-per-view every month.

Title Changes at Clash of the Champions
COTC 1: NWA Tag Team Championship - Lex Luger & Barry Windham beat Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson
COTC 4: US Tag Team Championship - The Fantastics beat Eddie Gilbert & Ron Simmmons in the tournament final for the vacant championship
COTC 4: NWA Six-Man Tag Team Championship - Road Warrior Animal beat Duty Rhodes via DQ to gain control of the titles
COTC 6: NWA Tag Team Championship - Steve Williams & Mike Rotunda beat The Road Warriors
COTC 7: NWA Tag team Championship - The Freebirds beat The Midnight Express in the tournament final for the vacant title
COTC 16: WCW Tag Team Championship - Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko beat Rick Steiner & Bill Kazmaier in the tournament final for the vacant title
COTC 17: WCW Tag Team Championship - Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes beat Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko
COTC 17: US Championship - Rick Rude beat Sting
COTC 20: TV Championship - Ricky Steamboat beat Steve Austin
COTC 21: WCW & NWA Tag team Championship - Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas beat Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes
COTC 24: WCW & NWA Tag Team Championships - Arn Anderson & Paul Roma beat Steve Austin & Steven Regal (subbing for Brian Pillman)
COTC 24: TV Championship - Ricky Steamboat beat Paul Orndorff
COTC 27: TV Championship - Steven Regal beat Larry Zbyszko
COTC 27: WCW World & International Championships - WCW World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair beat WCW International Champion Sting to unify the titles
COTC 28: US Championship - Ricky Steamboat beat Steve Austin
COTC 29: WCW Tag Team Championship - Marcus Bagwell & The Patriot beat Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma
COTC 34: Cruiserweight Championship - Dean Malenko beat Ultimo Dragon
COTC 35: US Championship - Steve McMichael beat Jeff Jarrett
COTC 35: TV Championship - Alex Wright beat Ultimo Dragon

Clash of the Champions 1 - Greensboro Coliseum; Greensboro, NC 3/27/1988
- College Rules Match for the NWA TV Championship: Champion Mike Rotunda beat Jimmy Garvin
- NWA US Tag Team Championship: Championss The Midnight Express beat The Fantastics by DQ
- Barbed Wire Match: The Road Warriors & Dusty Rhodes beat The Powers of Pain & Ivan Koloff
- NWA Tag Team Championship: Lex Luger and Barry Windham beat Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard to win the titles
- NWA World Title: Champion Ric Flair and Sting fought to a 45 minute time limit draw

Clash of the Champions II "Miami Mayhem" - James L Knight Center Miami, FL 6/8/1988
- US Championship: Champion Barry Windham beat Brad Armstrong
- US Tag Team Championship: Champions The Fantastics beat The Sheepherders
- Jimmy and Ronnie Garvin defeated Rick Steiner and Mike Rotunda
- Nikita Koloff beat Al Perez
- NWA Tag Team Championship: Champions Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson fought Sting & Dusty Rhodes to a double-DQ

Clash of the Champions III "Fall Brawl" - Civic Center; Albany, GA 9/7/1988
- NWA TV Championship: Champion Mike Rotunda fought Brad Armstrong to a time-limit draw
- Nikita Koloff & Steve Williams beat The Sheepherders
- Dusty Rhodes beat Kevin Sullivan
- Russian Chain Match: Ricky Morton beat Ivan Koloff
- US Championship: Sting beat Champion Barry Windham by DQ

Clash of the Champions IV "Season's Beatings" - UTC Arena; Chattanooga, TN 12/7/1988
- US Tag Title Tournament Finals: The Fantastics beat Eddie Gilbert & Ron Simmons to win the vacant titles
- Steve Williams beat The Italian Stallion
- Ivan Koloff (with one arm tied behind his back) beat Paul Jones
- Six-man Tag Championship: Road Warrior Animal beat Dusty Rhodes by DQ. As a result, the Road Warriors get to keep the titles & choose a new partner.
- Ric Flair & Barry Windham beat The Midnight Express

Clash of the Champions V "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" - Convention Center; Cleveland, OH 2/15/89
- The Midnight Express beat The Russian Assassins
- Butch Reed beat Steven Casey
- Lex Luger beat The Blackmailer
- US Tag Team Championship: Champions Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams beat The Fantastics
- Ricky Steamboat beat Bob Bradley
- Rick Steiner beat Rip Morgan
- NWA Six-Man Tag Team Championship: Champions The Road Warriors & Genichiro Tenyru wrestled to a no contest against Sting, Michael Hayes, & The Junkyard Dog

Clash of the Champions VI "Ragin' Cajun" - The Superdome; New Orleans, LA 4/2/89
- The Samoan Swat Team beat Midnight Express
- The Great Muta beat Steven Casey
- The Junkyard Dog beat Butch Reed
- Bob Orton beat Dick Murdoch
- NWA Tag Team Championship: Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams beat The Road Warriors to win the titles
- Ranger Ross beat The Iron Sheik by DQ
- US Tag Championship: Champions Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steiner beat Danny Spivey & Kevin Sullivan
- Best of 3 Falls for the NWA World Championship: Champion Ricky Steamboat beat Ric Flair 2-1
- NWA TV Championship: Champion Sting beat Rip Morgan
- US Championship: Champion Lex Luger beat Jack Victory

Clash of the Champions VII "Guts and Glory" - Fort Bragg; Fayetteville, NC 7/14/89
- NWA Tag Title Tournament Semi-final: The Freebirds beat The Dynamic Dudes
- Ranger Ross beat The Terrorist
- The Ding Dongs beat Cougar Jay & George South
- NWA Tag Title Tournament Semi-final: The Midnight Express beat The Samoan Swat Team
- Terry Gordy & Steve Williams fought to a double count out
- Norman the Lunatic beat Mike Justice
- Mike Rotunda & Kevin Sullivan beat The Steiner Brothers
- NWA Television Championship: Champion Sting beat Bill Irwin
- NWA Tag Team Championship Tournament Final: The Freebirds beat The Midnight Express to win the titles
- Ricky Steamboat beat Terry Funk by DQ

Clash of the Champions VIII "Fall Brawl" - Carolina Coliseum; Columbia, SC 9/12/89
- The Road Warriors beat The Samoan Swat Team
- Tom Zenk beat The Cuban Assassin
- Sid Vicious beat Ranger Ross
- NWA Tag Team Championship: Champions The Freebirds beat The Steiner Brothers
- Brian Pillman beat Norman the Lunatic
- Steve Williams beat Mike Rotundo
- US Championship: Champion Lex Luger beat Tommy Rich
- Sting & Ric Flair beat Dick Slater & Great Muta by DQ. After the match, Terry Funk put a plastic bag over Ric Flair's head.

Clash of the Champions IX "NY Knockout" - RPI Fieldhouse; Troy, NY 11/15/89
- The Freebirds beat The Road Warriors by DQ
- Doom beat Eddie Gilbert & Tommy Rich
- The Midnight Express beat The Dynamic Dudes
- Steve Williams beat The Super Destroyer
- The Steiner Brothers beat The Skyscrapers by DQ
- US Championship: Champion Lex Luger beat Brian Pillman
- I Quit Match for NWA Championship: Champion Ric Flair beat Terry Funk

Clash of Champions X "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.

Clash of the Champions XI "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 Team Championship: The Rock-n-Roll Express beat Champions The Midnight Express by DQ
- Barry Windham beat Doug Furnas
- US Title: Champ Lex Luger beat Sid Vicious
- NWA Tag Team Championship: Champions Doom beat The Steiner Brothers
- Paul Orndorff beat Arn Anderson
- NWA Championship: Junkyard Dog beat Champion Ric Flair by DQ

Clash of the Champions XII "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: Champion Susan Sexton beat Bambi
- Non-title Match: US Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers beat Maximum Overdrive
- Stan Hansen beat Tom Zenk - US Championship: Champion Lex Luger beat Ric Flair by DQ
- NWA Championship: Champion Sting beat The Black Scorpion

Clash of the Champions XIII "Thanksgiving Thunder" - Jacksonville Coliseum; Jacksonville, 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 Renegade Warriors beat The Nasty Boys by DQ
- Sid Vicious beat The Nightstalker
- US Tag Team Championship: Champions The Steiner Brothers beat Magnum Force
- Ric Flair beat Butch Reed

Clash of Champions XIV "Dixie Dynamite" - Georgia Mountain Center; Gainesville, GA 1/30/1991
- WCW Tag Team Championship: Sting & Lex Luger beat Champions Doom by DQ
- WCW TV Championship: Champion Tom Zenk beat Bobby Eaton
- The Freebirds beat Tommy Rich & Allan Iron Eagle
- Sid Vicious beat Joey Maggs
- Terry Taylor beat Ricky Morton
- Ranger Ross beat El Cubano
- Arn Anderson & Barry Windham beat The Renegade Warriors
- Brian Pillman beat Buddy Lee Parker
- Arm Wrestling Match: Missy Hyatt beat Paul E. Dangerously
- WCW World Championship: Champion Ric Flair & Scott Steiner fought to a time-limit draw

Clash of the Champions XV "Knocksville USA" - City Coliseum; Knoxville, TN 6/14/1991
- The Young Pistols & Tom Zenk beat The Freebirds
- Oz beat Johnny Rich
- Danny Spivey beat Big Josh
- Dustin Rhodes beat Terrance Taylor by DQ
- Sting beat Nikita Koloff
- Loser Leaves Town Match: Barry Windham & Arn Anderson beat Brian Pillman and El Gigante. As a result, Brian Pillman must leave WCW
- IWGP Tag Team Titles: Champions The Steiner Brothers beat Masa Chono & Hiro Hase
- The Diamond Studd beat Tommy Rich
- TV Title: Champ Steve Austin beat Joey Maggs
- US Title: Champ Lex Luger beat The Great Muta
- Best of 3 Falls for WCW Title: Champion Ric Flair beat Bobby Eaton 2-1

Clash of the Champions XVI "Fall Brawl" - Civic Center; Augusta, GA 9/5/1991
- Battle Royal: El Gigante won the Battle Royal
- Light Heavyweight Title Semi-Finals: Brian Pillman beat Badstreet
- US Championship: Champion Sting beat Johnny B Badd
- Light Heavyweight Title Semi-Finals: Ricky Morton beat Mike Graham
- The Freebirds beat The WCW Patriots
- Ron Simmons beat The Diamond Studd
- Van Hammer beat Terry Taylor
- TV Championship: Champion Steve Austin beat Tom Zenk
- WCW Tag Titles Tournament Final: Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyzsko beat Scott Steiner & Bill Kazmaier to win the titles

Clash of the Champions XVII - Civic Center; Savannah, GA 11/19/1991
- Lumberjack Match: Big Josh beat Thomas Rich
- Bobby Eaton beat Firebreaker Chip
- Tom Zenk beat The Diamond Studd
- TV Title: Champion Steve Austin beat PN News
- Cactus Jack beat Van Hammer
- WCW Tag Team Championship: Ricky Steamboat (subbing for Barry Windham) & Dustin Rhodes beat Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyzsko to win the titles
- Light Heavyweight Championship: Champion Brian Pillman beat Johnny B Badd
- US Championship: Rick Rude beat Sting to win the title
- WCW World Championship: Champion Lex Luger beat Rick Steiner

Clash of Champions XVIII - Expo Center; Topeka, KS 1/21/1992
- The Steiners beat Big Van Vader & Mr. Hughes
- Brian Pillman & Marcus Bagwell beat Terry Taylor & Tracey Smothers
- Johnny B Badd beat Richard Morton
- PN News beat Dallas Page
- Falls Count Anywhere: Cactus Jack beat Van Hammer
- The Freebirds beat Big Josh & Brad Armstrong
- Vinnie Vegas beat Thomas Rich
- Dustin Rhodes, Ron Simmons, & Barry Windham beat Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton, & Larry Zbyszko
- Sting & Ricky Steamboat beat Steve Austin & Rick Rude

Clash of the Champions XIX - McAllister Fieldhouse; Charleston, SC 6/16/1992
Note: every match but the final one was a first round bout for the vacant NWA World Tag Team Championship
- NWA World Tag Team Tournament Round 1: Ricky Steamboat & Nikita Koloff beat Dean & Joe Malenko
- Rick Rude & Steve Austin beat Marcus Bagwell & Tom Zenk
- Terry Gordy & Steve Williams beat The O'Days
- The Steiners beat Ricky Santana & Miguel Perez
- Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham beat Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton
- The Freebirds beat El Texano & Silver King
- Brian Pillman & Jushin Liger beat Chris Benoit & Beef Wellington
- Hiro Hase & Akira Nogami beat The Headhunters
- Quarterfinal Round Match: Terry Gordy & Steve Williams beat The Steiner Brothers

Clash of the Champions XX "20th Anniversary" - Center Stage; Atlanta, GA 9/2/1992
- WCW TV Championship: Ricky Steamboat beat Steve Austin to win the title
- Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton beat Greg Valentine & Dick Slater
- WCW World Championship: Champion Ron Simmons beat Cactus Jack
- Butch Reed & The Barbarian beat Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes
- Elimination Tag Team Match: Jake Roberts, Rick Rude, Big Van Vader & The Super Invader beat Sting, Nikita Koloff & The Steiners

Clash of the Champions XXI - Macon Coliseum; Macon, GA 11/18/1992
- Brian Pillman beat Brad Armstrong
- Erik Watts & Kensuke Sasaki beat Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton
- Boxing Match: Scotty Flamingo beat Johnny B Badd
- Handicap Match: Ron Simmons & Too Cold Scorpio beat Tony Atlas, The Barbarian & Cactus Jack
- Madusa & Paul E Dangerously fought to a 5-minute draw
- King Of Cable Semi-Finals: Sting beat Rick Rude by judges decision - NWA & WCW Tag Titles: Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas beat Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham to win the titles

Clash of the Champions XXII - Mecca Arena; Milwaukee, WI 1/13/1993
- Cactus Jack beat Johnny B. Badd
- Too Cold Scorpio beat Scotty Flamingo
- Chris Benoit beat Brad Armstrong
- Arm Wrestling Match: Vinnie Vegas beat Tony Atlas
- The Wrecking Crew beat Johnny Gunn and Tom Zenk
- NWA & WCW Tag Team Championships: Champions Shane Douglas & Ricky Steamboat beat Brian Pillman & Steve Austin by DQ
- Thunderdome Cage Match: Sting, Dustin Rhodes, & Cactus Jack beat Big Van Vader, Paul Orndorff, & Barry Windham

Clash of the Champions XXIII - The Scope; Norfolk, VA 6/17/1993
- Ron Simmons beat Dick Slater
- Steven Regal beat Marcus Alexander Bagwell
- Max Payne beat Johnny B Badd via forfeit
- NWA World Championship: Champion Barry Windham beat Too Cold Scorpio
- Big Van Vader, Sid Vicious & Rick Rude beat Dustin Rhodes, Sting & Davey Boy Smith
- Best of 3 Falls Match for the NWA and WCW Tag Team Championships: Ric Flair & Arn Anderson beat Brian Pillman & Steve Austin 2-0 but didn't win the titles because one of the falls was by DQ

Clash of the Champions XXIV - Ocean Center; Daytona Beach, FL 8/18/1993
- WCW & NWA Tag Team Championships: Arn Anderson & Paul Roma beat Steve Austin & Steven Regal (subbing for Brian Pillman) to win the titles
- Too Cold Scorpio beat Bobby Eaton
- Johnny B. Badd beat Maxx Payne
- TV Championship: Ricky Steamboat beat Paul Orndorff to win the title
- Sting & Ric Flair beat The Colossal Kings
- Hawk & Dustin Rhodes beat The Equalizer & Rick Rude
- WCW World Championship: Champion Big Van Vader beat Davey Boy Smith

Clash of the Champions XXV - Bayfront Arena; St. Petersburg, FL 11/10/1993
- WCW International Championship: Champion Rick Rude fought Hawk to a double count out
- The Shockmaster beat The Equalizer
- TV Championship: Champion Steven Regal beat Johnny B. Badd
- Steve Austin beat Brian Pillman
- US Championship: Champion Dustin Rhodes beat Paul Orndorff
- WCW Tag Team Championship: Champions The Nasty Boys beat Sting & Davey Boy Smith
- WCW World Championship: Ric Flair beat Champion Big Van Vader by DQ

Clash of the Champions XXVI - Riverside Centroplex; Baton Rouge, LA 1/27/1994
- Marcus Bagwell & Too Cold Scorpio beat Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma
- Ron Simmons beat Ice Train
- Loser wears a chicken suit: Brian Pillman beat Robert Parker
- Maxx Payne & Cactus Jack beat The Nasty Boys
- TV Championship: Champion Steven Regal and Dustin Rhodes fought to a draw
- Elimination Match: Sting & Ric Flair beat Big Van Vader & Rick Rude

Clash of the Champions XXVII - McAllister Fieldhouse; Charleston, SC 6/24/1994
- WCW Tag Team Championship: Champions Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan beat The Nasty Boys
- The Guardian Angel beat Tex Slazenger
- TV Championship: Steven Regal beat Larry Zbyzsko to win the title
- US Championship: Johnny B. Badd beat Champion Steve Austin by DQ
- WCW & WCW International Title Unification Match: WCW Champ Ric Flair beat WCW International Champ Sting to unify the titles

Clash of the Champions XXVIII - Five Seasons Center; Cedar Rapids, IA 8/24/1994
- The Nasty Boys beat Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma
- US Championship: Ricky Steamboat beat Steve Austin to win the title
- Dusty & Dustin Rhodes beat Terry Funk & Bunkhouse Buck by DQ
- Antonio Inoki beat Steven Regal
- WCW Championship: Ric Flair beat Champion Hulk Hogan by count out

Clash of the Champions XXIX - Jacksonville Coliseum; Jacksonvilee, FL 11/16/1994
- WCW Tag Team ChampionshipTitles: The Patriot & Marcus Bagwell won the titles from Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma
- TV Championship: Champions Johnny B.

Badd beat The Honky Tonk Man by DQ
- Harlem Heat beat The Nasty Boys
- Big Van Vader beat Dustin Rhodes
- US Championship: Champion Jim Duggan beat Steve Austin by DQ
- Mr. T is the Special Guets Referee: Hulk Hogan, Sting, & David Sullivan beat The Butcher, Avalanche & Kevin Sullivan

Clash of the Champions XXX - Caesar's Palace; Las Vegas, NV 1/26/1995
- TV Title: Champ Arn Anderson beat Johnny B.

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- Aex Wright beat Bobby Eaton
- WCW Tag Team Championship: Champions Harlem Heat beat Stars & Stripes
- Sting beat Avalanche in a match where the Guardian Angel was the Special Guest Referee
- Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage beat Kevin Sullivan & The Butcher

Clash of the Champions XXXI - Ocean Center; Daytona Beach, FL 8/6/1995
- Sting & Hawk beat Meng & Kurasawa
- Diamond Dallas Page beat Alex Wright
- TV Championship: Champion The Renegade beat Paul Orndorff
- Harlem Heat & Sherri Martel beat Bunkhouse Buck, Dick Slater & Rob Parker
- Handicap Match: Big Van Vader beat Arn Anderson and Ric Flair

Clash of the Champions XXXII - Caesar's Palace; Las Vegas, NV 1/23/1996
- The Public Enemy and The Nasty Boys fought to a double DQ
- Dean Malenko beat Alex Wright
- Brian Pillman beat Eddie Guerrero
- WCW Tag Team Championship: Champions Sting & Lex Luger beat The Blue Bloods
- Konnan beat Psicosis
- Ric Flair & The Giant beat Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage

Clash of the Champions XXXIII - Denver Coliseum; Denver, CO 8/15/1996
- Cruiserweight Championship: Champion Rey Misterio beat Dean Malenko
- VK Wallstreet beat Jim Duggan
- Konnan beat Ultimate Dragon
- Meng beat Randy Savage by forfeit
- Madusa beat Bull Nakano
- Eddie Guerrero beat Dallas Page to win the Battlebowl Ring
- The Giant beat Chris Benoit
- WCW Tag Titles: Champs Harlem Heat fought The Steiner Brothers and Sting & Lex Luger to a no contest when The Outsiders interfered
- WCW World Championship: Ric Flair beat Champion Hulk Hogan by DQ

Clash of the Champions XXXIV - Wisconsin Center; Milwaukee, WI 1/21/1997
- Cruiserweight Title: Dean Malenko beat Ultimo Dragon to win the title
- Scotty Riggs beat Mike Enos
- Chris Jericho, Super Calo, & Chavo Guerrero Jr beat Konnan, La Parka, & Mr. JL
- Harlem Heat beat The Renegade & Joe Gomez
- Masa Chono beat Alex Wright
- Non-title Match: US Champion Eddie Guerrero beat Scott Norton
- Falls Count Anywhere: Chris Benoit beat Kevin Sullivan
- The Steiner Brothers beat The Amazing French-Canadiens
- Lex Luger beat Scott Hall by DQ

Clash of the Champions XXXV - Municipal Auditorium; Nashville, TN 8/21/1997
- US Championship: Steve McMichael defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the title
- No DQ Match: Raven beat Stevie Richards
- TV Championship: Alex Wright beat Ultimo Dragon to win the title
- Cruiserweight Championship: Champ Chris Jericho beat Eddie Guerrero
- Psicosis, Silver King, & Los Villanos IV & V beat Super Calo, Juventud Guerrera, Lizmark Jr., & Hector Garza
- Ric Flair & Curt Hennig beat Konnan & Syxx
- WCW Tag Team Championship: Champions Scott Hall & Randy Savage (subbing for Kevin Nash) beat Dallas Page & Lex Luger

Sources used include: Pro Wrestling Illustrated Almanac, onlineworldofwrestling.com, & thehistoryofwwe.com