February 4, 1991
Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan
In the studio, Gorilla tells Heenan that this show will take place in front of a live studio audience in two weeks. We then get some banter about that.
The Hart Foundation defeat The Orient Express in a match first shown on the 2/3 edition of “Wrestling Challenge.”
Footage of Tunney from “The Main Event” making Slaughter vs. Hogan the main event of WrestleMania VII.
Nasty Boys w/ Jimmy Hart vs. Reno Riggins & Mike Williams
This match also aired on the 2/9 edition of “Superstars of Wrestling.” The Nasty Boys start off by beating the crap out of Riggins. We then hear from the Nasty Boys & Hart in an insert promo as they talk about how nasty they will be in the WWF. Williams tags in and also gets his ass kicked until he is put away with a running powerslam/flying elbow drop combo (2:42).
Thoughts: The company is not wasting any time in building up the Nasty Boys. The heel side of the Tag Team division was weak on top acts and The Nasties had the look.
Back in the studio, Gorilla tells us how we can be part of the studio audience.
Clips of Virgil attacking DiBiase at the Royal Rumble.
Back in the studio, Gorilla notes they will have special guests on the new format.
Tugboat defeats Joe Turner in a match first shown on the 2/3 edition of “Wrestling Challenge.”
Clips of Hogan getting attacked by Slaughter at “The Main Event”
Mountie defeats Tom King in a match first shown on the 2/3 edition of “Wrestling Challenge.”
Demolition defeat Mike Wallace & Pez Whatley in a match shown on the 2/2 edition of “Superstars of Wrestling.”
Tito Santana defeats Koko B. Ware from the 1/21 Madison Square Garden show.
Address to get tickets to be part of the studio audience flashes on screen.
Power & Glory & The Warlord w/ Slick vs. Legion of Doom & Davey Boy Smith
This match took place at the 1/8 “Wrestling Challenge” tapings in Chattanooga, TN. Hawk and Roma start things off. Hawk catches Roma with a slam but misses a flying clothesline that took forever to set up. Roma stomps away but Hawk catches him with a dropkick. Roma gets Hawk to chase him back inside where Hercules provides an assist on the apron. Roma hits a dropkick but ducks his head and Hawk hits a reverse neckbreaker. Animal and Warlord mix it up in a decent sequence. Animal misses an elbow drop then Hercules tags in and fires away. Davey tags in and things continue at a brisk pace. Davey drops his head and gets clubbed then Warlord tags and hits a few elbow drops. Davey picks up Warlord for a powerslam but Roma grabs his leg then Warlord falls on top for two. Power & Glory beat on Davey now as they are in control. Warlord tags in and puts on the full nelson. Davey is about to power out then Hercules runs in and that triggers a brawl between everyone as the match is ruled a double DQ (7:15) ***.
Thoughts: Despite the double DQ finish, which was fine given the WrestleMania VII card, this was fun and all-action. Even The Warlord was able to keep up the pace. You can also see this match on the “2nd Annual Battle of the Superstars” Coliseum Home Video tape.
Back in the studio, Heenan wants to know what guests will appear and that he can help with Arsenio Hall and Regis & Kathy Lee.
Texas Tornado beats Mr. Perfect via countout in a match shown on the 2/2 edition of “Superstars of Wrestling.”
Shane Douglas defeats Dale Wolfe in a match shown on the 2/2 edition of “Superstars of Wrestling.”
In the studio, Gorilla said he spoke to Shane found out he is looking for a tag team partner. Gorilla then taunts Heenan for not having a tag team to manage.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Tony Burton
This took place at the 1/8 “Wrestling Challenge” Tapings in Chattanooga, TN. Lord Alfred puts over Duggan’s charisma as Duggan takes control. He catches Burton with a slam then hits the Three Point Stance for the win (2:28).
Thoughts: With Slaughter now feuding with Hogan it has left Duggan with nothing to do other than elicit “USA” chants from the crowd.
In the studio, Gorilla shocks Heenan by saying they will be in Studio A as Heenan thought Gorilla was pulling a “rib.”
Heenan puts together a guest list for the new show but Gorilla said they will not be there. Gorilla then says we will see Jimmy Snuka vs. The Undertaker, Earthquake vs. Tugboat, and Legion of Doom vs. Demolition
Final Thoughts: This would be the last show under the current format. With sinking ratings the company decided to shake things up. Gorilla ended up being replaced by Vince McMahon and honestly a shake up was needed as it was pretty much a recap show at this point. As much as I love Heenan & Gorilla together, their bits were becoming stale. However, the change in format did not end up helping the ratings in the long run. Anyway, check out the six-man tag if you want to see something from this show.
Here is my schedule for the next several days:
Wednesday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 2/9/91
Thursday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 2/10/91
Friday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 2/16/91
Saturday: Mid-South Wrestling 6/9/83
Sunday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 2/17/91
Monday: WWF Prime Time Wrestling 2/18/91
Tuesday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 2/23/91