Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, and Roddy Piper are in the booth, broadcasting from Omaha, Nebraska, the site of the recent Saturday Night’s Main Event. The show’s opening now has a generic country beat with some wrestling highlights, continuing a downgrade from the Ultimate Warrior introduction a year prior.
Opening Contest for the WWF Tag Team Championship: The Rockers (7-1) beat the Nasty Boys (Champions w/Jimmy Hart) (10-0) via disqualification at 4:36:
The Legion of Doom do an insert promo about how they hope the Nasties get past the Rockers so they can face them. The match is wrestled at a fast pace because of television time constraints, with the Rockers maneuvering around the Nasties until Shawn Michaels misses a dropkick. The Nasties quickly try their finisher on Michaels, but Marty Jannetty races into the ring and stops Jerry Sags from flying off the top rope. Jannetty then gets a hot tag and all hells breaks loose. In the melee, Brian Knobbs gets Hart’s motorcycle helmet and tries to hit Jannetty as Sags holds him in place, but Jannetty backdrops a charging Knobbs. The referee turns in time to see that Knobbs tried to use a foreign object and disqualifies the champions. With more time this would have been even better. Rating: **
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment recaps Earthquake squashing Damien on last week’s show.
The Texas Tornado’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling airs.
Colonel Mustafa (w/General Adnan) (4-0) beats W.T. Jones via submission to the Camel Clutch at 1:52:
McMahon notes that Mustafa used to be the Iron Sheik, information that shocks Savage, who claims he had no idea. Hacksaw Jim Duggan appears in the split screen and likens himself to a speeding locomotive that is going to run through Mustafa so he can get to Sergeant Slaughter. Mustafa does some token beating before locking in the Camel Clutch, prompting McMahon to say that we will see more of Mustafa in the future. Savage adds “And maybe the Iron Sheik too!”
McMahon has a funny segway into product hype, saying that Mustafa did not look pleasant in the last match but something that is more pleasant on the eyes is Eddie Robinson’s half naked body on the recent Bodybuilding Lifestyles magazine.
Footage of Brutus Beefcake on Prime Time Wrestling is shown to reinforce that he is back in the WWF.
Virgil’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling airs.
The Berzerker (w/Mr. Fuji) (8-0) defeats Dan Robbins via count out at 2:22:
As the Berzerker goes wild in the ring, Tugboat does an insert promo where he promises to put the Berzerker in his place. McMahon provides great hype for Tugboat, telling fans that the big man keeps calling the Hulk Hogan Hotline and cannot beat the interactive game even though he is a friend of Hogan’s. After winning a match by pinfall on Prime Time Wrestling, the Berzerker goes back to winning via count out and splashing onto his opponent after the match.
WWF Champion Hulk Hogan is a guest on the Funeral Parlor. Hogan intelligently checks all of the caskets on the set to make sure that the Undertaker is not lying in wait. He tells “Dr. Paul Bearer” that he had better get a casket prepared for Sergeant Slaughter and then shoves Bearer in one of the set’s caskets to end the segment.
A replay of a past Irwin R. Schyster vignette airs.
Bret Hart (3-0-1) beats Warren Bianchi via submission to the Sharpshooter at 1:50:
Bianchi was a long-time WWF enhancement talent, doing jobs for the company going back to 1988.
The Barbarian and Bobby Heenan do an insert promo about how the Barbarian will destroy Bret in singles competition. Bret deconstructs Bianchi with the moves of doom, using a backbreaker to set up the Sharpshooter.
Tune in next week to see Roddy Piper face Rick Martel! Also, the Dragon, Sergeant Slaughter, the Big Bossman, and the Undertaker will be in action!
The Last Word: The tag team title bout was another good outing for the Rockers but they have hit their ceiling because the Legion of Doom are currently in a feud with the Nasty Boys and are likely to win the titles, keeping future babyface acts away from the belts for the time being. The Berzerker also has his first feud, one he should win because of Tugboat’s recent struggles.
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