Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, and Roddy Piper are doing commentary, wrapping up a short taping cycle in Pensacola, Florida.
Opening Contest: The Big Bossman (12-0) defeats Keith Steinborn with the Bossman Slam at 1:21:
The Mountie and Jimmy Hart appear in the split screen and say that the Bossman is too soft in his tactics to match up to him. The Bossman does not do a lot in this squash, but the Bossman Slam has some extra grease on it and gets a big reaction. After the bell, the Bossman handcuffs Steinborn to the ropes to “put him in jail” and runs back to the locker room.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment recaps WWF Champion getting a fireball in his face after WrestleMania. Sergeant Slaughter, Colonel Mustafa, and General Adnan tell Hulk Hogan that the war is not over and that it has just begun.
The Rockers (4-0) defeat Jeff Sword & Pez Whatley when Shawn Michaels pins Sword after the double flying fist drop at 3:14:
In the split screen, the Orient Express and Mr. Fuji say that the they like torture chamber music instead of the rock music that the Rockers prefer. The return of this program illustrates how the tag division is running thin because the Rockers already beat the Express a few months ago but cannot be programmed with the Nasty Boys because they are feuding with the Legion of Doom, they cannot go with Demolition because Demolition is done, and Power & Glory is not an option because the program between those teams occupied most of the second half of 1990. As the match progresses, McMahon says the Brutus Beefcake will soon be coming back to the WWF. The Rockers tag Sword with a double superkick and finish with the double fist drop.
A new Irwin R. Schyster vignette reminds fan that death and taxes are the only things certain in the world. He urges people to use generic drugs instead of trying to write off thousands of dollars in medical expenses.
Non-Title Match: Mr. Perfect (Intercontinental Champion w/Bobby Heenan) (8-2) pins Dale Wolfe with the Perfectplex at 2:50:
Perfect and Heenan do an insert promo that puts over Perfect’s perfect qualities relative to the British Bulldog. A Wolfe body slam causes Perfect to bail and get a pep talk from Heenan. Back in, Perfect takes out Wolfe’s knee, works it over, and that sets up the Perfectplex.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan (8-0) pins the Brooklyn Brawler after the three-point stance clothesline at 1:31:
Duggan is unfazed by the Brawler’s early blows, laying in his own on the floor as Colonel Mustafa calls him out in the split screen. Most of the promo is in Arabic and is not translated but Mustafa has a lot to say. Although this would seem to set up a Duggan-Mustafa program, all of the announcers talk about Duggan getting a future match against Sergeant Slaughter.
The first guest on Paul Bearer’s Funeral Parlor is the Undertaker. By this time Bearer has his spooky voice down, completing the transformation of the character. Bearer says that the Ultimate Warrior is too scared to come to the Funeral Parlor and that the Undertaker has been preparing a special casket for the Warrior. The Undertaker adds that he will bury the Warrior and his fans.
Jake Roberts (7-0) beats John Allen with the DDT at 3:09:
Roberts won the feud with Rick Martel and now awaits his next big program. The squash is dull as Roberts does a lot of work on the arm. That provides an opportunity for McMahon to hype the WBF’s Taj Mahal show. After the match, Roberts dumps Damien on Allen.
After the match, Roberts heads to the locker room and runs into Earthquake and Jimmy Hart, who are coming out for the next match. Earthquake is scared of snakes and does not want to get close to Roberts, pulling a terrified Jimmy Hart in front of him. Roberts has fun making Earthquake back up, running him around the interview podium and chasing him to the locker room.
A replay of Andre the Giant’s interaction with Bobby Heenan on Wrestling Challenge is shown.
Ted DiBiase (w/Sensational Sherri) (5-2) defeats Reno Riggins via submission to the Million Dollar Dream at 1:29:
In a nice bit of continuity, Savage and Piper both refuse to commentate this match because they are angry at Sherri for her actions at WrestleMania. Virgil does an insert promo where he promises to outwrestle DiBiase in their next encounter and spank Sherri if she gets involved. DiBiase wins easily, building himself up for matches with Virgil and/or Piper on house shows.
Tune in next week to see the Berzerker, Bret Hart, WWF Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys, the Texas Tornado, and Sergeant Slaughter in action! Also, the Ultimate Warrior will appear on the Funeral Parlor!
The Last Word: The big new program that was revealed on this show was Jake Roberts against Earthquake. It is a fresh matchup and continues the re-elevation of Earthquake because Roberts is a better opponent than Greg Valentine, but the storyline of “This guy is afraid of snakes!” has become tiresome since it was a focal point of Roberts’ programs over the last few years against the likes of Andre the Giant and Bad News Brown. The Undertaker’s program with the Ultimate Warrior is heating up too, continuing a battle of promos that started prior to WrestleMania. Those characters are well suited for a feud and the program will be the first test of the Undertaker’s drawing power.
Up Next: Wrestling Challenge for April 7!