WWE Network: Clash of the Champions 19 and G.A.B. 92


If you’re looking for something to watch on the WWE Network and you want it to be something a little different, you should check out WCW Clash of the Champions #19 that would continue into the Great American Bash 1992. The event was devoted to crowning the new NWA World Tag Team Champions. It brought teams from all over the country in a large tournament and paired some interesting names together in the process.

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This event dated way back in June of 1992 and while WCW was now its own federation, they still were a part of the NWA brand and would feature title matches with the NWA World Champion and the NWA Tag Team Champions.

Without giving away the winners of the matches or the winner of the tournament, I will tell you a few of the matches that happened and some of the names that were making their debut to American cable television. The teams would also represent different countries to have the global feel to the event making it seem that the world was involved.

Opening round matches were:

Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and Nikita Koloff vs. The Malenko Brother’s. Yes, Dean Malenko and his older brother Joe. You have the chance to see a young Dean Malenko before ECW brought him into the national spotlight as one of the best mat technicians in the world of wrestling.

“Dr. Death” Steve Williams and Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy vs. Larry and Jeff O’Day – Now if you’ve never seen “Dr. Death” and Gordy wrestle before or as a tag team from their days in Japan, you’ll enjoy this. These two guys were awesome! They were as tough as nails, a brutal tag team that used an awesome combination of speed and power in their matches.

The Steiner Brother’s (who were the WCW Tag Team Champions) vs. Miguel Perez Jr. (later to be known as a member of Los Boricuas in the WWE) and Ricky Santana.

Dustin Rhodes and Barry Windham vs. Bobby Eaton and Arn Anderson

The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy “Jam” Garvin and Michael P.S. Hayes, WCW U.S. Tag Champs) vs. El Texano and Silver King (former WCW wrestler)

Jushin Thunder Liger and Flyin’ Brian Pillman vs. Chris Benoit and Biff Wellington – Jushin Liger, Pillman, and young Chris Benoit – do I need to say anything more about this match? No, they’ll do the talking themselves in this one.

Akira Nogami and Hiroshi Hase vs. The Headhunters

The Quarter Finals would take place on Clash of the Champions, but the semi-finals and finals of the tournament would take place a The Great American Bash 1992. For WCW is was their version of Summer Slam and was a major pay per view event for the company.

The G.A.B. had a stacked card with the tag team tournament matches. The only singles match featured Big Van Vader vs. Sting for the WCW World Championship.

Both of these shows are definitely worth checking out, especially if you’re a fan of some tag team wrestling and some international wrestling.

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