What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – February 25, 1991
By LScisco on 10th June 2022
Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan are tonight’s hosts, ditching the formal wear of last week’s episode. McMahon is wearing some baggy pink workout gear.
A replay of the Virgil-Haku match from Superstars airs.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment hypes the Legion of Doom-Power & Glory match for WrestleMania.
Jake Roberts (5-0) pins Terrence Blaylock after the DDT at 1:05:
In the split screen, Rick Martel repeats his claim that the biggest crime of the blindfold match is that he has to cover his beautiful face. Roberts works quicker than usual, working the crowd into a frenzy before planting Blaylock with the DDT. After the match, Roberts dumps Damien onto Blaylock.
The Mountie and Jimmy Hart come into the studio, with the Mountie riding a small horse. The Mountie complains about not having his contractually required black stallion and tells Tito Santana that he will meet his match at WrestleMania.
The Mountie’s squash from Wrestling Challenge is shown. Afterward, the Mountie is prompted to sing a selection from the 1936 musical “Rose-Marie” with a young woman. As expected, the Mountie is terrible and ruins the song as the audience boos and McMahon makes pained faces.
Okerlund does the WrestleMania VII Report.
The Greg Valentine-Dino Bravo match from Wrestling Challenge is shown, along with the mysterious appearance of a masked man.
Ted DiBiase (2-0) beats Tugboat (5-0) with a schoolboy roll up at 6:44:
This match took place at the recent Wrestling Challenge tapings in Savannah, Georgia. DiBiase bails several times in the beginning when he cannot figure out how to handle the larger Tugboat, but he goes on offense when Tugboat climbs into the ring and DiBiase knees him in the head. Since Tugboat is so much bigger, there are limits to what DiBiase can do on offense so he throws clotheslines and chokes. Tugboat’s rally starts on the floor when he reverses a whip into the ring post and he breaks the Million Dollar Dream by backing DiBiase into the turnbuckles. However, an attempted avalanche fails and DiBiase hands Tugboat his first loss in fourteen months by rolling him up. Once this found a groove it was fine but it took a while for the participants to find it. Rating: *½
Back in the studio, there is a recap of Andre the Giant’s babyface turn at WrestleMania VI. Heenan argues that things are fine between he and Andre but footage from a restroom – done by the aptly named “Lava-Cam” – sees Heenan tell McMahon that Andre is a dummy and he will slap him around if they cross paths.
The Legion of Doom-Demolition match from Wrestling Challenge two weeks ago is shown.
Heenan plays along with the “Pick the Brain” segment where people in the studio ask him questions. The Rosati Sisters make an appearance and ask Heenan about some of his cufflinks of his that they discovered at their residence. Other questions are asked about football, marriage, and how much Heenan’s dental bill was after Andre struck him at WrestleMania VI.
Lord Alfred Hayes encourages people to write in to get studio tickets to Prime Time Wrestling.
Non-Title Contest: Mr. Perfect (Intercontinental Champion w/Bobby Heenan) (3-1) pins Pez Whatley after the Perfectplex at 2:34:
In the split screen, Perfect and Heenan tell the Big Bossman that the Intercontinental Championship is staying with them after WrestleMania. In a sign of respect for Whatley’s history in the business, Perfect lets him get a shine in the first minute and bails and then allows Whatley to get a late hope spot with a clothesline before turning the tide with the Perfectplex.
WrestleMania VII promos with Sean Mooney! The Big Bossman promises to deal out hard time to Mr. Perfect. Haku & the Barbarian, along with Bobby Heenan, tell the Rockers that they would be better off running away from Los Angeles.
Andre the Giant makes his first televised WWF appearance since WrestleMania VI, coming into the studio to do a wine tasting. Heenan steers clear of Andre. French music plays as Andre and McMahon drink wines and Heenan acts like a fool.
The British Bulldog’s squash from Superstars is shown.
Andre shows off his special wine called “La Feet Giant” that comes from his own vineyard. To demonstrate how the wine is made, Andre intimidates Heenan to take his shoes and socks off and smash grapes in a kiddie pool.
Sergeant Slaughter’s squash from Superstars airs.
In the show’s last segment, Andre forces Heenan to roll around in the grapes, ruining his clothes.
The Last Word: This was a better edition of the “new” Prime Time than last week because the studio segments had an ingrained story to them rather than Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan trying to mimic Johnny Carson. Tugboat eating a clean loss on this show reinforced that he was being depushed, becoming a vehicle to put over stars that were in big feuds or moving into higher positions on the card.
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