What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – June 8, 1991
By LScisco on 16th September 2022
Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, and Roddy Piper are calling the action for the last show from the Rockford, Illinois taping. McMahon hypes national shampoo week, leading to Piper and Savage making lots of hair cleaning puns.
Opening Contest: The Big Bossman (18-0-1) pins Al Burke after the Bossman Slam at 1:58:
The Bossman tears into Burke as the Mountie and Jimmy Hart do an insert promo about how the Bossman should save himself the trouble of messing with the Mountie’s jurisdiction. Burke goes up nicely for the Bossman Slam as the Cobb County law enforcement officer wins his sixth straight match. After the bell, the Bossman handcuffs Burke to the ropes and runs to the locker room.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment recaps Earthquake’s beatdown of Andre the Giant on last week’s show. Jake Roberts reminds Earthquake that he and Lucifer do not play.
The Warlord (w/Slick) (9-2-1) beats Red Tyler via submission to the full nelson at 1:33:
Tyler does a nice flip on his head from a Warlord clothesline, making his submission to the full nelson moments later academic.
A black and white image of a smiling Sid is shown, with Sean Mooney in the Event Center telling fans that Sid Justice is coming to the WWF.
The British Bulldog (18-0) pins W.T. Jones after the running powerslam at 2:15:
Piper is still upset over not getting an invitation to the fitness exposition at the WBF Championship next week. As the Bulldog works a chinlock, Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect and Bobby Heenan appear in the split screen and promise to give the Bulldog “a one-way ticket to the dog pound.” The announcers prefer to talk more about the WBF than that feud, though.
The Berzerker (w/Mr. Fuji) (10-0) defeats Gary Jackson via count out at 2:27:
The Berzerker yells “Hus!” and Fuji laughs a lot in the split screen as the Berzerker destroys Jackson. The crowd still does not care about him, though. After the match, the Berzerker dives on top of Jackson from the ring to the arena floor.
The Dragon’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling is shown.
This week’s guest on the Funeral Parlor is Irwin R. Schyster. Schyster congratulates Paul Bearer on running a great business and that he has a nice refund coming to him. As expected, this segment provides an opportunity for Schyster to recite Benjamin Franklin’s line about the certainty of death and taxes, arguing that he is going after the Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, and Jimmy Snuka.
Virgil’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling airs.
Sergeant Slaughter (w/Colonel Mustafa & General Adnan) (7-3) beats Buck Zumhoff via submission to the Camel Clutch at 2:12:
Slaughter works the back as a few token “Hogan” chants go through the crowd. After winning, Slaughter has Musafa put Zumhoff in the Camel Clutch as Slaughter kicks the jobber in the face.
Tune in next week to see Tugboat & the Bushwhackers face Earthquake & the Nasty Boys! Also, Ted DiBiase and Bret Hart will be in action! Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect will make a big announcement on the Funeral Parlor! And WWF superstars will comment on Sid Justice!
The Last Word: After WrestleMania VII, the Hulk Hogan-Sergeant Slaughter program feels stale and Slaughter’s heat is dissipating by the week because there are better programs going on like the Ultimate Warrior against the Undertaker and Jake Roberts against Earthquake. As expected, this show did not feature much as it was the last filmed of the taping cycle in Rockford.
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