NWA Halloween Havoc ’90

Live from Chicago, IL

Airdate: October 27, 1990

Attendance: 8,000 (sold out)

Hosted by Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

Can Sting overcome Sid while still dealing with the Black Scorpion? What trick does the Black Scorpion have up his sleeve? Read on!

Pardon my dust, but the WWE Network only has the Turner Home Video version of the show. I’ll fill in the rest of the card as it happens.

Dark matches:

  1. Tim Horner defeated Barry Horowitz.
  2. Rip Rogers defeated Reno Riggins

At the entrance, Phantom of the Opera impersonator Tony Schiavone interviews Rich and Morton. In case you’re wondering, a knee injury placed Robert Gibson on the shelf.

Not quite, but you get the idea.

Match 1: The Midnight Express (w/ Jim Cornette) versus “Wildfire” Tommy Rich & Ricky Morton


Rating: ****

Summary: Sadly, this was the last supershow for this iteration of the Midnight Express. Cornette would not make another supershow appearance until 1993. Regardless, this was an awesome match with a great send-off for Lane and Cornette.

Schiavone then interviews Sting who fumbles his words almost as badly as Earnest Byner in 1987. Suddenly, the Black Scorpion places a female fan in a metal cage, yet when Sting tries to rescue her, she vanishes into thin air. That’s simply magical, folks. She and the Black Scorpion reappear on the stage below, but Sting saves her.

Match 2: Freebirds (w/ Little Richard Marley) versus Renegade Warriors


Rating: *1/2

Summary: Awful tag match where the heel Freebirds were the crowd favorite.

Schiavone then interviews three of the Four Horsemen. While Arn and Flair cut promos on Doom, Sid’s ready for Sting. Where’s Windham?

Match 3 for the NWA US tag team titles: Steiners (champions) versus Nasty Boys


Rating: ****1/2

Summary: I can’t believe the Steiners and Nasty Boys were capable of stringing together such a fantastic match. This match had everything, and the Chicago faithful LOVED it. Great job, guys!

After the match, the Nasty Boys lay out the Steiners using the tag belts as weapons. As Sags tossed Adkins down, the Nasty Boys rammed Rick shoulder-first into the ring post twice.

PPV matches not on the WWE Network version:

  1. Terry Taylor pinned “Wild” Bill Irwin.
  2. “Candyman” Brad Armstrong beat JW Storm (Jeff Warner from Maximum Overdrive).
  3. The Master Blasters (Blade and Steel) defeated the Southern Boys. Blade, who replaced Iron, was portrayed by Al Green.
  4. Junkyard Dog beat Moondog Rex.

Schiavone then interviews Scott who cuts a promo on the Nasty Boys. Abruptly, a concessionaire tosses his drink tray into Scott’s face. When Knobbs attacks Scott, the concessionaire reveals himself to be Sags.

Match 4 for the NWA World tag team titles: Doom (champions w/ Teddy Long) versus “Nature Boy” Ric Flair & NWA World TV champion the “Enforcer” Arn Anderson


Rating: ***1/2

Summary: Crappy finish to a great match as Arn and Flair made Doom look good.

Next, we get a pre-recorded promo from Hansen who cuts another disgusting promo on Luger.

Match 9 for the NWA US title: The “Total Package” Lex Luger (champion) versus Stan “The Lariat” Hansen


Rating: **

Summary: Startling upset victory that I totally didn’t foresee.

Schiavone then interviews Long who touts Doom and dismisses the Horsemen.

When Missy Hyatt joins the broadcast location, she haphazardly picks Sid to win the World title.

Prior to the main event, Ross shills Starrcade ’90 on 12/16 LIVE on PPV.

Match 10 for the NWA World title: Sting (champion) versus Sid Vicious


Rating: *1/2

Summary: Controversial finish to a match where Sid didn’t showcase himself well.

After the match, the replay showed a Sting imposter as the show goes off the air.

Conclusion: With the opener, the World tag title match, and the awesome US tag title match, this show is a no-brainer for a positive recommendation. Conceivably, down the line, Sid could be a worthy World title contender, but he needs to showcase his moves because defense isn’t his best weapon.

Buyrate: 1.30

Stay tuned for NWA Clash XIII!

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