Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, and Roddy Piper handle commentary for the last show from the Las Vegas, Nevada taping.
Opening Contest: The Big Bossman (14-0-1) pins Pez Whatley with the Bossman Slam at 1:24:
When Whatley takes a powder after a clothesline, the Mountie and Jimmy Hart appear in the split screen and warn the Bossman that he will soon see how he handles local cops. The Bossman does not struggle in the squash, which is Whatley’s last televised bout after a year of job duty for the WWF. After the bell, the Bossman handcuffs Whatley to the ropes and poses for the crowd.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment shows Andre the Giant conversing at a bar when Sensational Sherri approaches him. She talks about how she will do anything to be his manager, so Andre bends her over the bar and spanks her. Humiliated, Sherri flees.
The Undertaker (w/Paul Bearer) (14-0) pins Larry Ludden with the Tombstone at 1:34:
The Undertaker and Bearer do an insert promo question whether the Ultimate Warrior wants more of them after his casket experience. Ludden is no match for the dead man, eating the Tombstone and stuffing Ludden into a body bag after the match.
The Hacksaw Jim Duggan-Genius match from Prime Time Wrestling airs.
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Non-Title Match: Mr. Perfect (Intercontinental Champion) (w/Bobby Heenan) (10-2) beats Randy Taylor with the Perfectplex at 1:33:
The British Bulldog does a split screen promo, saying that Winston thinks he has a perfect chance of winning the Intercontinental Championship. Perfect keeps the run of quick squashes going, flattening Taylor with a dropkick and hitting the Perfectplex to earn the win.
Berry DeMey shows off his calf muscles before he urges people to buy the first WBF pay-per-view.
Roddy Piper is this week’s guest on the Funeral Parlor. Paul Bearer says that Ted DiBiase is telling people that Piper is the “Bo Jackson of the WWF” because of his recent injury. Piper is flattered by the comparison, saying that his mom used sandpaper in his diaper and he had to get to school by walking instead of riding a car. Piper turns his back and asks Bearer to hit him as Virgil walks onto the set. Bearer goes to hit Piper but Virgil stops Bearer, telling Piper that he is there to be his friend. Virgil has a catering tray, opened to reveal DiBiase’s wrestling buddy and a Sensational Sherri doll. They throw them both in a nearby wooden casket and warn DiBiase that they are both coming for him. The doll bit was weird but Piper got his point across.
The next schedule match is Jake Roberts against Earthquake. Earthquake attacks Roberts before the official start of the match, leading to Roberts getting Damien and unleashing him, prompting Earthquake to flee. A second referee comes out, ordering Earthquake to return to the ring and telling Roberts to put Damien back in his snake bag and under the ring. After Roberts complies, Earthquake tosses Roberts into the ring along with the snake bag and then ties Roberts in the ropes. Jimmy Hart then comes into the ring and tackles the referee to prevent him from getting Roberts out of the ropes. Earthquake puts the snake bag in the middle of the ring and does two Earthquake Splashes on it as Roberts is tied in the ropes. The impacts are not shown on television as the show cuts to Sean Mooney’s reaction in the Event Center. Roberts is eventually freed by referees and cries over what has happened to Damien, confirming that the snake is dead after peeking into the bag. This was a tremendous segment because of Roberts’ selling. It also makes the Earthquake look like a genius for taking the fight to the snake, something most of Roberts’ past opponents never did. And for any animal lovers, the bag Earthquake squashed contained sixty pounds of hamburger meat in women’s pantyhose, so a snake was not killed. According to Roberts, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) was on hand backstage and verified that no snakes were hurt in the filming of the angle.
The Rockers (6-1) defeat Bill Lucas & Barry O when Shawn Michaels pins Lucas after the double flying fist drop at 1:34:
McMahon announces that next week on Superstars the Rockers are going to get a shot at the WWF Tag Team Championship against the Nasty Boys. In the split screen, the Orient Express and Mr. Fuji promise to make the Rockers’ female fans cry. The Rockers barely break a sweat in this winning effort.
Irwin R. Schyster tells any fans that missed the tax filing deadline that they had better avoid excuses because he will not believe them.
WWF Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys and Jimmy Hart tell the Rockers that they had better be prepared for the nastiest time of their life.
Check out Saturday Night’s Main Event later tonight that will feature a twenty-man battle royal and the Ultimate Warrior against Sergeant Slaughter!
Tune in next week to see the WWF Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys face the Rockers! Also, the Berzerker, the Texas Tornado, Colonel Mustafa, and Virgil will be in action! Plus, Hulk Hogan will appear on the Funeral Parlor and there will be an updated on what happened with Damien!
The Last Word: The WWF is moving into edgier programming, evidenced by the Ultimate Warrior casket angle two weeks ago and the Andre the Giant-Sensational Sherri interaction in the Update segment and the Jake Roberts-Earthquake angle on this show. One wonders whether the WWF is taking this course to try to revive its ratings, a concern for the company because Prime Time Wrestling was not drawing well after a format change and viewership for other primetime telecasts were also trending downward. In terms of the tag team title picture, it is strange that the WWF booked the Rockers to lose to Power & Glory on Prime Time Wrestling earlier in the week when they had a title match coming up. It would have made more sense for the Rockers to win there so they had as much momentum at their backs as possible before confronting the champions.
Up Next: Saturday Night’s Main Event XXIX!