Fall Brawl

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Fall Brawl
Logo for Fall Brawl
The official FallBrawl logo used from 1993 to 1998
Information
Promotion(s) World Championship Wrestling
First event Fall Brawl (1993)
Last event Fall Brawl (2000)
Signature match types WarGames match

Fall Brawl was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and was held in the month of September from 1993 through 2000. The name was derived from the fall edition of Clash of the Champions, called "Fall Brawl". It was considered by many as WCW's answer to the World Wrestling Federation's annual Survivor Series pay-per-view event due to the main event WarGames match held during most of the Fall Brawl shows. World Wrestling Entertainment have owned the rights to Fall Brawl since they purchased WCW in March 2001 and although they have not produced the event under the main banner, Ohio Valley Wrestling did use the "Fall Brawl" name during the time it was a WWE development territory.[1] In 2014, All WCW pay-per-views were made available on the WWE Network.

Fall Brawl dates and venues[edit]

Event Date City Venue Main Event
Fall Brawl (1993) September 19, 1993 Houston, Texas Astro Arena Sting, Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes and The Shockmaster vs. Sid Vicious, Vader and Harlem Heat (Kole and Kane) in a WarGames match
Fall Brawl (1994) September 18, 1994 Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke Civic Center Dusty Rhodes, Dustin Rhodes and The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags) vs. The Stud Stable (Terry Funk, Arn Anderson, Bunkhouse Buck and Colonel Robert Parker) in a WarGames match
Fall Brawl (1995) September 17, 1995 Asheville, North Carolina Asheville Civic Center Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Lex Luger and Sting vs. The Dungeon of Doom (Kamala, Zodiac, Shark and Meng) in a WarGames match
Fall Brawl (1996) September 15, 1996 Winston-Salem, North Carolina Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Team nWo (Hollywood Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and nWo Sting) vs. Team WCW (Lex Luger, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson and Sting) in a WarGames match
Fall Brawl (1997) September 14, 1997 Winston-Salem, North Carolina Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum The nWo (Buff Bagwell, Kevin Nash, Syxx and Konnan) vs. The Four Horsemen (Chris Benoit, Steve McMichael, Ric Flair and Curt Hennig) in a WarGames match
Fall Brawl (1998) September 13, 1998 Winston-Salem, North Carolina Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Team WCW (Diamond Dallas Page, Roddy Piper and The Warrior) vs. Team Hollywood (Hollywood Hogan, Stevie Ray and Bret Hart) vs. Team Wolfpac (Kevin Nash, Sting and Lex Luger) in a WarGames match
Fall Brawl (1999) September 12, 1999 Winston-Salem, North Carolina Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Hulk Hogan (c) vs. Sting for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Fall Brawl (2000) September 17, 2000 Buffalo, New York HSBC Arena Kevin Nash (c) vs. Booker T in a Steel Cage match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship

1993[edit]

Fall Brawl (1993)
Tagline(s) One Will Rise, One Will Fall
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date September 19, 1993
Attendance 6,000
Venue Astro Arena
City Houston, Texas
Pay-per-view chronology
Beach Blast (1993) Fall Brawl (1993) Halloween Havoc (1993)
Fall Brawl chronology
Fall Brawl (1991) Fall Brawl (1993) Fall Brawl (1994)

Fall Brawl 1993: War Games took place on September 19, 1993 from the Astro Arena in Houston, Texas. The match between Ric Flair and Rick Rude was originally advertised as an NWA World Heavyweight title match, but on September 1, WCW withdrew from the NWA. WCW kept the Big Gold Belt that represented the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at the time and renamed it the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship. In the WarGames match The Shockmaster forced Kole to submit to win the match for his team.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1D Erik Watts defeated Bobby Eaton Singles match N/A
2 Lord Steven Regal (with Sir William) defeated Ricky Steamboat (c) Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 17:05
3 Charlie Norris defeated Big Sky Singles match 04:34
4 2 Cold Scorpio and Marcus Bagwell defeated The Equalizer and Paul Orndorff Tag Team match 10:46
5 Ice Train defeated Shanghai Pierce (with Tex Slazenger) Singles match 03:27
6 The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags) (with Missy Hyatt) defeated The Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson and Paul Roma) (c) Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 23:58
7 Cactus Jack defeated Yoshi Kwan (with Harley Race) Singles match 03:38
8 Rick Rude defeated Ric Flair (c) Singles match for the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship 30:47
9 Sting, Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes and The Shockmaster (with Road Warrior Animal) defeated Sid Vicious, Vader and Harlem Heat (Kole and Kane) (with Harley Race and Col. Robert Parker) WarGames match 16:39
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

1994[edit]

Fall Brawl (1994)
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date September 18, 1994
Attendance 6,500
Venue Roanoke Civic Center
City Roanoke, Virginia
Pay-per-view chronology
Bash at the Beach (1994) Fall Brawl (1994) Halloween Havoc (1994)
Fall Brawl chronology
Fall Brawl (1993) Fall Brawl (1994) Fall Brawl (1995)

Fall Brawl 1994: War Games took place on September 18, 1994 from the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, Virginia. Ricky Steamboat was originally scheduled to defend the WCW United States Championship against Steve Austin, but he was suffering from a back injury and could not compete. As a result, Austin won the United States title by forfeit. This was Steamboat's last appearance in WCW as he was fired shortly thereafter and decided to retire from the ring. Following the announcement that Austin was the new champion WCW Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel declared that Austin would defend his title against a mystery opponent. As Austin was protesting the decision, saying he would not wrestle again that night, Hacksaw Jim Duggan was revealed as the mystery opponent.

In the triangle match Vader pinned The Guardian Angel in the first part of the match. The second part, between Vader and Sting ended in a 15-minute time limit draw. Referee Nick Patrick declared the match would continue with an overtime period of five minutes. The overtime period expired with no decision, so Patrick declared the match to be in sudden death to determine a winner. Vader won the match in sudden death when a masked man attacked Sting while Race and the Guardian Angel fought at ringside, distracting Patrick; Sting had knocked Vader down first but Vader got up before Patrick turned his back to the action and declared Vader the winner. As per a pre-match stipulation Vader became number one contender for Hulk Hogan's WCW World Heavyweight Championship.

According to Dusty Rhodes on The War Games DVD, Col. Rob Parker had suffered diarrhea during the final moments of the War Games match.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1D Brad Armstrong and Brian Armstrong defeated Bad Attitude (Steve Keirn and Bobby Eaton) Tag team match N/A
2 Johnny B. Badd defeated Lord Steven Regal (c) Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 11:08
3 Kevin Sullivan (with Dave Sullivan) defeated Cactus Jack Loser Leaves WCW match[2] 06:08
4 Jim Duggan defeated Steve Austin (c) Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 00:35
5 Pretty Wonderful (c) (Paul Orndorff and Paul Roma) defeated Stars and Stripes (The Patriot and Marcus Alexander Bagwell) Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 12:54
6 Vader defeated Sting and The Guardian Angel Triangle Elimination match 30:22
7 Dusty Rhodes, Dustin Rhodes, Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags defeated Stud Stable (Terry Funk, Arn Anderson, Bunkhouse Buck and Col. Robert Parker) WarGames match 19:05
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

1995[edit]

Fall Brawl (1995)
Tagline(s) Let The Games Begin!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date September 17, 1995
Attendance 6,600
Venue Asheville Civic Center
City Asheville, North Carolina
Pay-per-view chronology
Collision in Korea Fall Brawl (1995) Halloween Havoc (1995)
Fall Brawl chronology
Fall Brawl (1994) Fall Brawl (1995) Fall Brawl (1996)

Fall Brawl 1995: War Games took place on September 17, 1995 from the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

The pre pay-per-view portion of the show was broadcast live on WCW Main Event. During Main Event Eddy Guerrero made his WCW television debut in a match against Alex Wright. The match ended when Wright requested that referee Nick Patrick stop the match after Guerrero suffered an injury. The #1 contender for the WCW United States Championship match between Johnny B. Badd and Brian Pillman originally ended in a 20-minute time limit draw, but the referee allowed the contest to continue until there was a winner. Before Cobra's match against Sgt. Craig Pittman, an army cadet came to ringside to deliver a message from Pittman. Pittman then made his entrance by rappelling from the top of the arena, and attacking Cobra from behind.

As a result of his team winning the WarGames Match Hulk Hogan got five minutes alone in the cage with The Taskmaster. During those five minutes, The Giant interrupted and attacked Hogan, injuring his neck. In the match Lex Luger was a replacement for Vader, who had left the promotion a week prior to the event. The substitution was announced on the previous Monday Nitro.[3]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1P Big Bubba Rogers defeated Mark Thorn Singles match[4][5] 01:04
2P Disco Inferno defeated Joey Maggs Singles match 02:33
3P Alex Wright wrestled Eddy Guerrero to a no-contest Singles match 06:36
4P The American Males (Marcus Bagwell and Scotty Riggs) defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags) Tag Team match 04:15
5 Johnny B. Badd defeated Brian Pillman Singles match to determine the #1 contender to the WCW United States Championship 29:14
6 Sgt. Craig Pittman defeated Cobra Singles match 01:22
7 Diamond Dallas Page (with the Diamond Doll and Max Muscle) defeated The Renegade (c) Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 08:07
8 Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (with Sister Sherri) defeated Bunkhouse Buck and Dick Slater (c) (with Col. Robert Parker) Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship[6] 16:49
9 Arn Anderson defeated Ric Flair Singles match 22:37
10 The Hulkamaniacs (Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Lex Luger and Sting) (with Jimmy Hart) defeated The Dungeon of Doom (Kamala, The Zodiac, The Shark and Meng (with The Taskmaster) WarGames match 18:47
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • P – indicates the match took place on the pre-show

1996[edit]

Fall Brawl (1996)
Tagline(s) Wanna Play with the Big Boys?... In a Cage?...
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date September 15, 1996
Attendance 11,300
Venue Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
City Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Pay-per-view chronology
Hog Wild (1996) Fall Brawl (1996) Halloween Havoc (1996)
Fall Brawl chronology
Fall Brawl (1995) Fall Brawl (1996) Fall Brawl (1997)

Fall Brawl 1996: War Games took place on September 15, 1996 from the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Hollywood Hogan came to ringside late in the match between Randy Savage and the Giant, right after Savage had hit a flying elbow on Giant. Savage left the ring to chase Hogan, then was attacked by Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, who knocked Savage out with a chair. Referee Nick Patrick was arguing with Giant while this all was going on and didn't see anything, and Giant pinned the fallen Savage after the rest of the nWo carried him back to the ring. Due to the tension caused by the nWo's presence in WCW, a modification to the traditional WarGames Match rules was made. Instead of both teams coming to ringside before the match, each side stayed backstage and the participants entered from there one at a time. nWo Sting and Hollywood Hogan forced Lex Luger to submit as nWo Sting had the Scorpion Deathlock locked in and Hogan held him down with a front facelock. Due to Team WCW doubting his allegiance, Sting abandoned Luger, Ric Flair and Arn Anderson shortly after entering and the match became a 4-on-3 handicap match. After the match Randy Savage came out to attack Hogan, only to be beaten down by the entire nWo. Miss Elizabeth was also attacked after she came down to plead with Hogan to stop.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Diamond Dallas Page defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. Singles match 13:07
2 Ice Train (with Teddy Long) defeated Scott Norton Submission match 07:08
3 Konnan (c) (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Juventud Guerrera Singles match for the AAA Heavyweight Championship 13:45
4 Chris Benoit defeated Chris Jericho Singles match 14:36
5 Rey Misterio Jr. (c) defeated Super Caló Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 15:47
6 Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (c) (with Sister Sherri) defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags) Tag Team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 15:31
7 The Giant defeated Randy Savage Singles match 07:47
8 nWo (Hollywood Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and nWo Sting) (with Ted DiBiase) defeated Team WCW (Lex Luger, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson and Sting) WarGames match 18:15
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1997[edit]

Fall Brawl (1997)
Tagline(s) The Rage In The CAGE
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date September 14, 1997
Attendance 11,939
Venue Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
City Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Pay-per-view chronology
Road Wild (1997) Fall Brawl (1997) Halloween Havoc (1997)
Fall Brawl chronology
Fall Brawl (1996) Fall Brawl (1997) Fall Brawl (1998)

Fall Brawl 1997: War Games took place on September 14, 1997 from the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

During the WarGames Match Curt Hennig entered the match for the Horsemen last due to an apparent shoulder injury. Moments later Hennig revealed his injury to be a ruse and that he was on the nWo's side all along. The New World Order then handcuffed Chris Benoit and Steve McMichael to the cage and began assaulting Ric Flair. Kevin Nash took the microphone and repeatedly asked the helpless Horsemen if they wanted to give up, but McMichael refused and Benoit repeatedly spat in Nash's face. The Horsemen finally surrendered after Nash threatened to slam Flair's head into the cage structure with the door. McMichael, not wanting to see Flair beat up any worse than he already was, made the call for his team. After the surrender, Hennig slammed the door onto Flair's head.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Eddy Guerrero defeated Chris Jericho (c) Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 17:19
2 The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) (with Ted DiBiase) defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) Tag Team match 11:44
3 Alex Wright (c) defeated Último Dragón Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 18:43
4 Jeff Jarrett (with Debra) defeated Dean Malenko Singles match 14:53
5 Wrath and Mortis (with James Vandenberg) defeated The Faces of Fear (Meng and The Barbarian) Tag team match 12:22
6 The Giant defeated Scott Norton Singles match 05:27
7 Lex Luger and Diamond Dallas Page defeated Scott Hall and Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) No Disqualification match 10:19
8 The nWo (Buff Bagwell, Kevin Nash, Syxx and Konnan) defeated The Four Horsemen (Chris Benoit, Steve McMichael, Ric Flair and Curt Hennig) WarGames match 19:37
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1998[edit]

Fall Brawl (1998)
Tagline(s) No Retreat. No Surrender. One Rule: Take No Prisoners.
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Brand(s) WCW
nWo
Date September 13, 1998
Attendance 11,528
Venue Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
City Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Pay-per-view chronology
Road Wild (1998) Fall Brawl (1998) Halloween Havoc (1998)
Fall Brawl chronology
Fall Brawl (1997) Fall Brawl (1998) Fall Brawl (1999)

Fall Brawl 1998: War Games took place on September 13, 1998 from the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The match between Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner ended in a no-contest after Buff Bagwell pretended to re-injure his neck. As per a prematch stipulation, Saturn's victory freed The Flock from Raven's control; if Saturn had lost, he would have had to become Raven's servant. Chris Kanyon was also handcuffed to the ring. During the match, Kidman interfered on Saturn's behalf. In the WarGames Match Diamond Dallas Page pinned Stevie Ray after a Diamond Cutter. For the first time ever in a WarGames match, pinfalls were allowed. As a result of Page getting the pinfall victory; Page earned a shot at the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at Halloween Havoc.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 The British Bulldog and Jim Neidhart defeated The Dancing Fools (Alex Wright and Disco Inferno) Tag Team match 11:03
2 Chris Jericho (c) defeated "Goldberg" (impersonator) Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 01:15
3 Ernest Miller defeated Norman Smiley Singles match 05:04
4 Rick Steiner fought Scott Steiner (with Buff Bagwell) to a no-contest Singles match 05:30
5 Juventud Guerrera (c) defeated Silver King Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 08:36
6 Saturn defeated Raven (with Kanyon and Lodi) Raven's Rules match 14:04
7 Dean Malenko defeated Curt Hennig (with Rick Rude) by disqualification Singles match 07:38
8 Konnan defeated Scott Hall (with Vincent) Singles match 12:03
9 Team WCW (Diamond Dallas Page, Roddy Piper and The Warrior) defeated nWo Hollywood (Hollywood Hogan, Bret Hart and Stevie Ray) and nWo Wolfpac (Kevin Nash, Sting and Lex Luger) WarGames match 20:06
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1999[edit]

Fall Brawl (1999)
Tagline(s) Sting & Hogan Brawl For It All!
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date September 12, 1999
Attendance 7,491
Venue Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
City Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Pay-per-view chronology
Road Wild (1999) Fall Brawl (1999) Halloween Havoc (1999)
Fall Brawl chronology
Fall Brawl (1998) Fall Brawl (1999) Fall Brawl (2000)

Fall Brawl (1999) took place on September 12, 1999 from the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This was the first Fall Brawl not to have a War Games Match.

Berlyn was originally supposed to face Buff Bagwell, but the storyline was that Bagwell was late in arriving. In reality, Bagwell had refused to lose the match. Instead Berlyn wrestled against Jim Duggan. In the main event Sting put an unconscious Hulk Hogan in the Scorpion Deathlock after knocking him out with a baseball bat and Hogan failed to respond to his arm being raised three times by referee Charles Robinson. The outcome of the match played out due to large amounts of interference. Diamond Dallas Page was the first to interfere, attacking referee Nick Patrick and then hit the Diamond Cutter on Hogan. After Hogan kicked out Page attacked Patrick with the Diamond Cutter and took him out of the match. Bret Hart then came out to attack Page while Hogan forced Sting to the outside. Sid Vicious entered the ring to attack Hogan but was quickly taken out with the Big Boot. Hogan then intercepted a bat-wielding Lex Luger as he tried to interfere; Sting then took the bat after Luger had dropped it and assaulted Hogan with it. After the match, Sting and Luger celebrated in the middle of the ring.[6]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Rey Misterio Jr., Eddy Guerrero and Billy Kidman defeated Vampiro and Insane Clown Posse (Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope) Six-man tag team match 14:14
2 Lenny Lane (c) (with Lodi) defeated Kaz Hayashi Singles match for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship 12:09
3 The First Family (Hugh Morrus and Brian Knobs) (with Jimmy Hart) defeated The Revolution (Dean Malenko and Shane Douglas) No Disqualification match 09:26
4 Rick Steiner (c) defeated Perry Saturn Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 09:23
5 Berlyn (with The Wall) defeated Jim Duggan Singles match 07:58
6 Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) defeated The West Texas Rednecks (Barry and Kendall Windham) (c) (with Curt Hennig) Tag team match for the WCW World Tag Team Championship 13:05
7 Sid Vicious defeated Chris Benoit (c) Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 11:48
8 Goldberg defeated Diamond Dallas Page Singles match 09:04
9 Sting defeated Hulk Hogan (c) Singles match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship 15:21
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2000[edit]

Main article: Fall Brawl (2000)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1618892/
  2. ^ Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (p.281)
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "WCW Main Event". WCW Main Event. 1995-09-17. TBS (TV channel). 
  5. ^ "WCW Saturday Night". WCW Saturday Night. 1995-05-20. TBS (TV channel). 
  6. ^ a b http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com/fallbrawl.htm