Capital Combat

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Capital Combat
Advertisement for the show including The Road Warriors also featuring an ad for Robocop 2
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance
Date May 19, 1990[1]
Attendance 7,500[1]
Venue D.C. Armory[1]
City Washington, D.C.[1]
Pay-per-view chronology
WrestleWar (1990) Capital Combat The Great American Bash 1990

Capital Combat: The Return of Robocop was a one time professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the National Wrestling Alliance held under the World Championship Wrestling name. It took place on May 19, 1990 from the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C.. It featured a promotional crossover with the upcoming release of RoboCop 2, with RoboCop[2] rescuing Sting from an attack by the Four Horsemen during the PPV.[1][3][4][5] This pay-per-view also featured the last on-screen WCW appearance of Johnny Ace who later went on to work behind the scenes in WWE and on-screen since 2011 as WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and General Manager of Raw and SmackDown, John Laurinaitis.


No. Results[1][3][4][5] Stipulations Times
1 The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) and Norman the Lunatic (with Paul Ellering) defeated Kevin Sullivan, Cactus Jack and Bam Bam Bigelow (with Oliver Humperdink) 6-man Tag team match 9:38
2 Mean Mark (with Teddy Long) defeated Johnny Ace Singles match 10:41
3 The Samoan Swat Team (Fatu and The Samoan Savage) defeated Tommy Rich and Mike Rotunda Tag team match 17:54
4 Paul Ellering defeated Teddy Long Hair vs. Hair match 1:57
5 The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) defeated Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk (c) Tag team match for the NWA United States Tag Team Championship with Jim Cornette locked in a steel Cage during the entirety of the match 20:20[6]
6 The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) defeated The Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) Corporal Punishment match 18:33
7 Doom (Ron Simmons and Butch Reed) (with Teddy Long) defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) (c) Tag team match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship 19:14[7]
8 Lex Luger defeated Ric Flair (c) (with Woman) by disqualification Steel cage match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship 17:21
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Note - Matches 1-3 were not included on the original VHS release. The full version of the event has since appeared on the WWE Network

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Capital Combat". Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Past Inductions". Retrieved March 4, 2014. RoboCop: The Future of Law Enforcement clanks down to the ring to save Sting from the clutches of the evil Four Horsemen. 
  3. ^ a b Cawthon, Graham (2014). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 4: World Championship Wrestling 1989-1994. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 1499656343. 
  4. ^ a b "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts". Wrestling’s Historical Cards: Capital Combat (Washington D.C., DC Armory) (Kappa Publishing). 2007. p. 137. 
  5. ^ a b "WCW Ring Results 1990". The History of WWE. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ Will, Gary; Royal Duncan (1994). "United States: 19th century & widely defended titles - NWA, WWF, AWA, IWA, ECW, NWA: NWA United States Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (3 ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 23. ISBN 0-9698161-1-1. 
  7. ^ Will, Gary; Royal Duncan (1994). "United States: 19th century & widely defended titles - NWA, WWF, AWA, IWA, ECW, NWA: NWA World Tag Team Title [Turner]". Wrestling Title Histories (3 ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 23. ISBN 0-9698161-1-1.