On All-American Wrestling there was an exclusive squash match where Tugboat (23-0) defeated Tom Stone after a splash at 1:31
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Heenan is still trying to win over the Big Bossman by wearing his hat. He runs away when Monsoon tells him that the Bossman will be in the opener.
Opening Contest: The Big Bossman (27-1) pins Tom Bennett after the Bossman Slam at 2:02:
Heenan praises the Bossman’s abilities, not that this is winning over the Bossman because in the split screen he promises to make Heenan pay. Monsoon asks Heenan when his first match with the Bossman is going to be as the Bossman spikes Bennett with a hard Bossman Slam. After the bell, the Bossman handcuffs Bennett to the ropes and poses for the crowd.
Lord Alfred Hayes’ Special Report segment recaps the status of the Jake Roberts-Rick Martel feud. The Vipers team gives a promo for Survivor Series where Roberts promises not to let Martel go once he gets a hold of him.
Buy your copy of the WWF Sticker Album! Randy Savage and Sensational Sherri express their rage at the Ultimate Warrior by putting stickers on his face.
Dino Bravo (w/Jimmy Hart, Earthquake, Haku & the Barbarian) (25-3-2) beats Gary Jackson after the sidewalk slam at 1:36:
Bravo dumps Jackson on the back of his head with a back suplex and finishes with the sidewalk slam. After the bell, Earthquake deviates from his usual behavior by giving Jackson a splash off the ropes.
Gene Okerlund stands with younger fans near the big egg. He asks them what might be inside and gets told “Ultimate Warriors,” a snake, a dinosaur, and lizard.
The British Bulldog (1-0) beats Pez Whatley after the running powerslam at 2:09:
The Bulldog does an insert promo about how he is hungry and will chew up anyone in his way. When they are not talking about Heenan’s fate against the Big Bossman the commentators put over the Bulldog’s strength and agility. A blind charge by Whatley sets up the running powerslam as the Bulldog continues to look motivated upon his return.
Okerlund interviews the Perfect Team. Mr. Perfect puts over how he likes to see people destroyed and he has great teammates. Demolition add that the Warriors are scared and do not want to face them.
Nikolai Volkoff (12-1) beats Tom Burton after a clothesline to the back of the head at 1:13:
In the split screen, Sergeant Slaughter and General Adnan say that Volkoff will not make it out of Survivor Series because he is not a leader. Volkoff does not have to use too many moves to defeat Burton, getting back to his winning ways after losing on Prime Time against Dino Bravo.
The Warlord (w/Slick, Rick Martel & Power & Glory) (17-0) defeats Scott Colton after the running powerslam at 1:29:
Since the Warlord does not have theme music he comes to the ring to Martel’s theme. The Warlord continues to impress with power moves, vanquishing Colton for the second time this year.
Okerlund does the Survivor Series Report.
Rhythm & Blues (w/Jimmy Hart) (25-1-1) defeat the Bushwhackers (24-0) via disqualification when Butch shoves the referee and uses a guitar as a weapon at 4:04:
These two feuded at the beginning of the year but Monsoon and Heenan do not mention it. Monsoon does take delight in calling Greg Valentine “Boxcar” throughout the bout, though. The Bushwhackers bite a lot and then Valentine puts his team in control. He destroys Luke with elbow drops and when the Blues pound away two-on-one, Butch cannot take it anyone, grabs one of the Blues guitars, and rushes into the ring to use it as a weapon, causing the Bushwhackers to lose their first match of the year. This was not a good match, but it was tolerable because the bookers kept it short. Rating: *
After the bell, the Bushwhackers destroy the Blues’ guitars.
Rick Martel warns Tito Santana that he will knock his lights out next week. Santana promises that Martel will not be able to use Arrogance against him.
Tune in next week to see Tito Santana face Rick Martel! Also, Saba Simba, Mr. Perfect, Jimmy Snuka, and Sergeant Slaughter in action! And the Warriors will appear for a special interview!
The Last Word: Next week’s feature match promises to be better than what fans were treated to today. It was surprising that the Bushwhackers lost because of reports that the Honky Tonk Man was being reassigned in the company and Greg Valentine was going to be released.
The WWF taped new editions of Superstars and Wrestling Challenge at the beginning of the week. Here were some of its house shows in the days that followed, with results provided via thehistoryofwwe.com:
Anaheim, California – The Anaheim Convention Center – November 3, 1990 (5,000): Shane Douglas pinned Boris Zhukov…Koko B. Ware beat Black Bart…The Warlord pinned Jimmy Snuka…The Orient Express defeated the Bushwhackers…Hacksaw Jim Duggan wrestled Rick Martel (substituting for Rick Rude) to a double count out…The Legion of Doom beat Demolition Ax & Smash…Intercontinental Champion the Texas Tornado defeated Mr. Perfect via disqualification. The Tornado knocked the referee down, but the referee raised his hand after the match and said that since the title did not change hands, the Tornado was the winner.
Austin, Texas – Frank Erwin Center – November 3, 1990 (3,000): Battle Kat pinned the Brooklyn Brawler…Jim Brunzell beat Omar Atlas (substituting for Akeem)…The Big Bossman pinned the Barbarian (substituting for Bobby Heenan)…Sergeant Slaughter defeated Nikolai Volkoff…Randy Savage beat WWF Champion the Ultimate Warrior via count out…The British Bulldog pinned Haku…WWF Tag Team Champions the Hart Foundation defeated Rhythm & Blues.
Daytona Beach, Florida – The Ocean Center – November 4, 1990 (2,200): Ronnie Garvin pinned Buddy Rose with a roll up…Dustin Rhodes pinned the Genius with a bulldog…Earthquake beat Tugboat…The British Bulldog (substituting for Saba Simba) beat Paul Diamond…Ted DiBiase defeated Dusty Rhodes via disqualification when Rhodes used the Million Dollar Championship Belt as a weapon…Saba Simba pinned Paul Diamond with the Lion’s Roar…The Barbarian pinned Tito Santana after reversing a roll up…The Rockers defeated Power & Glory when Marty Jannetty pinned Roma.
Backstage News*: After the WWF got done taping the next Saturday Night’s Main Event in Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 30 they were told by NBC that the show was cancelled and they would be given a one-hour Friday special instead. The problem is that the WWF recorded footage for a ninety-minute telecast and the new slot will air the day after Survivor Series.
*Bill Eadie (Demolition Ax) and Barry Darsow (Demolition Smash) have given their notice to the WWF and will be leaving on December 3. Both are unhappy about the WWF hurting their marketability in Japan by placing them under masks and how they have been jobbing to the Legion of Doom throughout their feud. The WWF is trying to figure out what to do with Brian Adams (Demolition Crush) if something cannot be worked out with Eadie and Darsow.
*The reason that the WWF has been using the Black Demon on some television events and house shows is to rib WCW over the Black Scorpion storyline.
*The WWF has decided that Dusty Rhodes does not have to wear polka dots anymore, so his gear will change to a more serious look.
*At a house show in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 1, the Ultimate Warrior wrestled Randy Savage in the main event and went nuts on the ring announcer, who was a local DJ, after the DJ mistakenly announced that Savage was the new champion even though Savage only won via count out. The Warrior reportedly gave the DJ a stiff clothesline and busted his lip open.
*In terms of the egg for Survivor Series look for it to be a future WWF mascot instead of a wrestler. Early reports of Mark Calaway coming out of the egg were wrong as Calaway will instead show up as Ted DiBiase’s mystery partner.
*In talent relations news, the WWF did not offer Scotty the Body a contract because they think he is too small. Al Blake, who wrestled under a mask as Vladimir Petrov for Jim Crockett Promotions in 1987, also got a tryout on October 30.
*Backstage news is provided courtesy of Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer for November 12.
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