This week Throwback Thursday looks at one of the top angles in wrestling during the early 90s. Paul E Dangerously (now known as Paul Heyman) forming a stable called “The Dangerous Alliance”.
The story begins in the Fall of 1991. Paul E. Dangerously had been relieved of his duties as a color commentator. Tom Zenk was set to face the mysterious “WCW Phantom” who had a Phantom Of The Opera style mask and Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue” for entrance music.
But wait, is that a mustache under the mask? That finishing move is awfully familiar…
That’s right! “Ravishing” Rick Rude, who had departed WWF the year before, made his WCW return with his target firmly set on Sting’s US Championship.
Sting was set to defend the US Title against Rude at Clash Of The Champions. Sting also began receiving “gifts” from a mysterious benefactor. The biggest gift was also to be presented to Sting at Clash Of The Champions.
At first it seemed to be Madusa in a gypsy outfit, but the fiendish hand was played soon afterward
That’s right, the benefactor was none other that WCW World Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger! The World Champion attacked the US Champion, leaving him laying and possibly injured.
With Sting on his way to the hospital, the next phase of Dangerously’s plan began!
Sting the valiant but injured champion fell, and Rick Rude began one of the longest US Title reigns in company history.
Dangerously gloated how his plan had worked. Sting was defeated, and a new Dangerous Alliance was born!
Next week we’ll look at the other wrestlers that joined the growing stable.