Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, and Jim Neidhart are in the booth to conclude the tapings in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Opening Contest: The Rockers (10-1) defeat Tom Stone & Tom Bennett when Shawn Michaels pins Bennett after an assisted flying headbutt at 2:38:
The announcers put over the Rockers strength and speed. Neither skill is showcased much in their offense as they go through the motions and win their fifth straight match.
Lord Alfred Hayes’ Special Report segment discusses Earthquake’s beatdown of Andre the Giant. Earthquake and Jimmy Hart tell Andre that he made a mistake trying to embarrass Hart. Earthquake adds that next time Andre will not be able to crawl back to the locker room.
Bret Hart (6-0-2) defeats Rick Rice via submission to the Sharpshooter at 1:56:
In the split screen, Bret says people doubted his abilities in singles competition, but he has proven them wrong and the only thing he is missing is a championship belt. Bret delivers a backbreaker and locks in the Sharpshooter to keep moving up the singles ranks.
The Undertaker’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling is shown.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling airs.
Ted DiBiase (w/Sensational Sherri) (10-2-1) beats Dave Sigfritts via submission to the Million Dollar Dream at 1:40:
DiBiase gets too cocky and takes a kiss from the cheek from Sherri mid-match, which allows Sigfritts to blast him with a dropkick. DiBiase collides with referee Earl Hebner, who just shrugs it off and is not knocked out for several minutes. He quickly turns the tide back in his favor and locks in the Million Dollar Dream after a powerslam. After the bell, DiBiase puts $100 in Sigfritt’s mouth, which Sherri takes out for herself.
Randy Savage does token hype for the WBF Championship, teasing that he might get into a posedown with the Ultimate Warrior.
The Legion of Doom are guests on the Barber Shop. They say that the Nasty Boys are bad examples for young fan and that the streets of Chicago are meaner than the streets the Nasties come from. The segment ends with Hawk having a brush in his right hand and screaming “Oh, what a brush!”
The Berzerker (w/Mr. Fuji) (11-0) beats Warren Bianchi via count out at 1:20:
In the split screen, the Berzerker says that he cannot wait to get his hands on everyone in the WWF. It does not take long for the Berzerker to blast Bianchi with big boots and toss him out of the ring to win via count out. After the match, the Berzerker dives onto Bianchi on the floor.
Jake Roberts (11-1) pins the Brooklyn Brawler after the DDT at 1:36:
Roberts does an insert promo where he wonders aloud how Earthquake can live with the DDT. He also warns Earthquake that Lucifer has yet to come. After a Brawler blind charge, Roberts delivers a short-arm clothesline and hits the DDT to a big reaction. Following the match, Roberts dumps Lucifer on the Brawler.
Tune in next week to see the Warlord, the Big Bossman, the Dragon and Irwin R. Schyster in action! Also, Andre the Giant will appear on the Barber Shop!
The Last Word: Bret Hart’s promo is lining him up for an Intercontinental title shot in the future and that was the only notable thing on this episode.
As the WWF kicked off June, here were the results of its house show circuits, courtesy of thehistoryofwwe.com:
New York City, New York – Madison Square Garden – June 3, 1991: The Dragon pinned Smash with the flying body press at 10:14…The Warlord beat Koko B. Ware with a stun gun at 10:33…Colonel Mustafa defeated Hacksaw Jim Duggan via count out when Duggan chased General Adnan backstage and was attacked by Sergeant Slaughter with a 2×4 in the hallway at 5:47…Bret Hart pinned the Barbarian after Mr. Fuji, who was substituting as the Barbarian’s manager for Bobby Heenan, accidentally hit the Barbarian with his cane at 12:09. After the bout, Heenan and the Barbarian argued with Fuji…Jimmy Snuka pinned Bob Bradley with a splash off the top rope at 4:02…Earthquake beat Jake Roberts via disqualification when Roberts unleashed Lucifer in the ring at 10:56…Tugboat pinned the Brooklyn Brawler (substituting for the Berzerker) with a splash at 2:40…The Mountine beat the Big Bossman after using his cattle prod as a weapon at 5:50. After the match, the Mountie continued to shock the Bossman until WWF referees intervened…Animal pinned Paul Roma with a powerslam at 5:00…WWF Champion Hulk Hogan beat Sergeant Slaughter in a Desert Storm match when Adnan threw in the towel when Hogan trapped Slaughter in the Camel Clutch at 15:34.
Lincoln, Nebraska – Pershing Auditorium – June 7, 1991 (4,100): The Texas Tornado wrestled the Warlord to a double count out…The Dragon beat the Brooklyn Brawler…Luke beat Kato…Hacksaw Jim Duggan defeated Colonel Mustafa…Ted DiBiase beat Virgil…Earthquake defeated Jake Roberts via disqualification…The Ultimate Warrior beat the Undertaker via disqualification.
Erie, Pennsylvania – Erie Civic Center – June 9, 1991: Bret Hart pinned the Barbarian…The Berzerker pinned Koko B. Ware…Greg Valentine beat Smash…Irwin R. Schyster defeated Jimmy Snuka…Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect pinned the British Bulldog…The Mountie beat the Big Bossman…Animal pinned Brian Knobbs…WWF Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Sergeant Slaughter.
Backstage News*: Dr. George Zahorian, who was a ringside physician at the WWF’s old Allentown television tapings, was arrested and charged with seventeen counts of drug trafficking, mostly in steroids. Specifically, Zahorian is charged with giving steroids to wrestlers between 1988-1990 and his trial will begin on June 24. Prominent WWF stars past and present at expected to testify, including Roddy Piper, Rick Martel, Superstar Billy Graham, Dan Spivey, and B. Brian Blair. Dave Meltzer reports that it cannot be discounted that WWF Champion Hulk Hogan may also be asked to testify and as such, the trial might be a “powder keg ready to explode” in the face of the WWF. However, Meltzer tempers that claim by saying that lots of people know wrestlers use steroids so long-term effects on the business may not be significant.
*At a recent house show, some fans wearing Ric Flair shirts were arrested and banned from the building for using “abusive” and “foul” language toward Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Colonel Mustafa during their match.
*The WWF has worked out a talent agreement with Boston-based International World Class Championship Wrestling (IWCCW) because they have too many wrestlers under contract. They do not want to fire their surplus talent and have them go work for WCW. Tito Santana and the Bushwhackers have made a few appearances there. The WWF is using its cooperation accord with SWS in Japan for the same ends.
*In talent relations news, Crush is now back to working in the Portland territory. Steve Keirn will not be coming in as “Gator Man” because the WWF thinks its gimmick is too close to other lizard gimmicks that it already has on the roster.
*Backstage news is provided courtesy of Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer for June 17.
Up Next: Prime Time Wrestling for June 10!