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Vader vs Stan Hansen (WCW Wrestle War 02/24/91)

WCW Wrestle War February 24 1991 Vader Stan Hansen Vader vs Hansen 3.25* Phoenix

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#1 Loss

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:25 AM

Talk about it here.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Really awesome sprint that got a great crowd reaction. Both guys worked like they would have in Japan. I think the American style could have taken a page from this at this point. Just two big monsters slugging the hell out of each other.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:53 PM

A pretty good brawl. The front row was eating up all the spots on the floor.

#4 Childs

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

This was good while it lasted, but I'm not sure why they had to cut them off so quickly. The crowd seemed willing to get behind Vader based on their reaction to his flying clothesline after the bell. The ref's performance really irritated me here. I mean, why the fuck did he need to get between them when they were slugging it out on their knees? The crowd really hated that as a set-up for the double DQ, and I can't see how it did anyone any good.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:00 AM

Highlight here for me is Ross getting almost legitimately pissed at the brawling surrounding him while at the same time Dusty is positively giddy. This is fun but it ends almost as soon as it really gets going. They were on their way to something really memorable, too. The crowd is way into Vader at the end of this.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:34 PM

Hansen gets hit with a corner splash which knocks out his chew. The ref lets them get away with the outside the ring brawling which bothered Ross. These guys just aren’t going to give us a clean finish. Not as good as their Japan matches as more the shorter abbreviation of their brawls from there.

#7 soup23

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:41 PM

Vader feels special for the first time in WCW. I really liked this match but it was too brief and the ref calling it off was annoying especially after they have highlighted this to be a conclusive rematch to the Tokyo Dome match.

#8 ajtroma

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:55 AM

Great match but the hell of it is, WCW never did a rematch between the two.

#9 garretta

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 09:25 PM

Was this something else or what? You don't often get brawls like this on American pay-per-view. They didn't even need blood to make this one intense, although it would have been nice if some blood had been allowed.


I think what annoyed JR wasn't the brawling outside so much as the fact that he was right in the middle of it. As he said on commentary, they don't pay him to be in the middle of matches like that. I can't blame him, really; one accidental shot from these guys and he's out of work for weeks if not months. Meanwhile, Dusty's only complaint is that they knocked over his cerveza.......er, water. (I'm fairly sure that "kielbasa" was a code word so that the Turner execs wouldn't know he was drinking on the air.)


I think the screwy finish was meant to protect both guys in Japan. After all, that was where they made their money, not here in the States. They could have stood to use a slightly bigger referee, though; Dusty was right in saying that Pee Wee Anderson looked like a child next to these two.


This wasn't nearly as good as their Tokyo Dome match, but it was a perfectly acceptable American substitute. I wonder if they tried to get Hansen back over here during Vader's World title run; those would have been some epic battles for sure.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 12:43 AM

I love seeing these two tangle!  It's too short, but let's face it.  We all KNEW there was gonna be a screwy finish.  Even if we never saw the match, there was no other option here.  But the setup for the double DQ was ridiculous and needed to be more thought out.

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