Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan run the studio for tonight’s show. Heenan says he had a horrible nightmare the previous night of rolling over and seeing the Big Bossman’s mother.
Opening Contest: Randy Savage (w/Sensational Sherri) (6-2) pins Reno Riggins after the flying elbow drop at 2:40:
Sherri is still wearing her cat-like pace paint. This is Savage’s first televised match since SummerSlam. In the split screen, Sherri shows off an Ultimate Warrior wrestling buddy and slaps it to make a point about the Warrior doing nothing when provoked. The squash is notable for Savage debuting a new ring look, wearing a colorful top to go with his long tights. Savage beats Riggins from one side of the ring to the other, capping off a rare squash appearance with the flying elbow drop.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment recaps the Big Bossman-Heenan Family feud. Afterward, Heenan says that the Bossman is sensitive because all of the insults about his mother are true.
Saba Simba (2-0) defeats Al Burke after the Lion’s Roar at 2:06:
Akeem and Slick do an insert promo that claim Simba is a fake African. Afterward, Lord Alfred Hayes gives some awkward comments about having not seen Simba’s birth certificate but despite that it is obvious that Simba is from “a deep, dark part of Africa.” The squash sees Burke feed into Simba tosses and slams, making the limited Simba look better than he is.
Monsoon and Heenan argue over whether Simba or Akeem is a real African. Heenan is beside himself that anyone would question Akeem’s heritage and Monsoon has a great comeback, noting that years ago Akeem became an African “in a parking lot in Watts!”
The Genius (3-2-1) defeats Gary Starr after somersault senton off the top rope at 2:29:
As he is apt to do, Hayes tries to put over Starr as someone who has had a previous set of thrilling matches but if asked, he would be at a loss to point any out. The Genius pulls Starr up after a moonsault so he can finish with a somersault senton off the top rope.
Non-Title Match: The Hart Foundation (WWF Tag Team Champions) (19-0-1) defeat Tony Burton & Bob Bradley when Bret Hart pins Burton after the Hart Attack at 2:39:
Rhythm & Blues and Jimmy Hart do an insert promo say that it is just a matter of time before they win the tag team titles. The Foundation use quick tags to wear down Burton and cruise easily to their twentieth win of the year.
Promo time with Sean Mooney! Demolition promise revenge against the Legion of Doom. The Genius gives a rambling promo where he quotes The Wizard of Oz.
Monsoon cracks Heenan up by talking about a rumor he has heard about the Barbarian no longer wanting to wear boots to the ring and Haku wanting to wear the Barbarian’s antlers.
Haku (w/Bobby Heenan) (5-4-2) wrestles Koko B. Ware (12-2) to a time limit draw at 13:34 shown:
This is a deliberate house show-like match from Wheeling, West Virginia that sees Ware’s high spots cut off by Haku. Haku’s lack of creative offense kills the crowd and a missed double ax handle off the second rope allows for a Ware comeback after twelve minutes. Even that comeback is short-lived, though, as Ware is backdropped over the top rope and the time limit expires before he can get back into the ring. What a waste of time for the television audience. Would a loss have hurt either guy? Rating: DUD
A replay of Brother Love’s interview with Dusty Rhodes on Superstars airs.
Demolition (4-0) defeat Kevin Krueger, W.T. Jones & Kent Carlson when Crush pins Jones after Demolition Decapitation at 3:40:
Demolition warn the Legion of Doom in the split screen that they are about to run into some pain. Hayes and Mooney put over the excitement of six-man tag matches in an effort to convince fans that it is a big draw on the house show circuit. Demolition methodically work through the jobbers en route to victory.
More promos with Mooney! Ted DiBiase, Virgil, and Sapphire gloat about humiliating Dusty Rhodes at SummerSlam. Ronnie Garvin screams about loving big, tough guys because he likes to give out beatings.
Tugboat’s squash from Superstars airs, along with the post-match posing by Hulk Hogan.
Ted DiBiase (w/Virgil & Sapphire) (20-1-1) defeat Red Tyler via submission to the Million Dollar Dream at 1:41:
Before the match, DiBiase does an insert promo about how Dusty Rhodes will soon be begging for money. Tyler takes a few good bumps before going to sleep from the Million Dollar Dream. The victory is DiBiase’s tenth in a row.
Tito Santana’s squash from Wrestling Challenge is shown.
The Barbarian (w/Bobby Heenan) (16-0) pins Jim Brunzell (1-7) after the flying clothesline at 5:39:
This match took place at a Wrestling Challenge taping in Flint, Michigan on September 19. Brunzell uses his agility to keep the Barbarian off balance, but the Barbarian kicks out of Brunzell’s dropkick at two. Shortly thereafter, the Barbarian catches Brunzell with a slam and then takes his head off with the flying clothesline to remain undefeated. Rating: *
Tune in next week to see Ronnie Garvin face Sergeant Slaughter! Also, Nikolai Volkoff collides with Dino Bravo! The Bushwhackers and Power & Glory will be in action as well!
The Last Word: There was great banter in the studio between Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan as Monsoon met Heenan’s jokes about the Big Bossman’s mother with cracks about the Barbarian and Haku. The in-ring product was dreadful, though, and the Koko B. Ware-Haku match was enough to put the viewing audience to sleep.
Up Next: WWF Superstars for October 6!