Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan are tonight’s hosts. The British Bulldog runs out to join them and says that someone has stolen Winston. He accuses Heenan of being involved.
Opening Contest: The Warlord (w/Slick) (10-2-1) wrestles Hacksaw Jim Duggan (13-0) to a double count out at 5:09:
This match took place in Tempe, Arizona on May 29. On paper this match may not sound like much, but it is a decent hoss battle as the Warlord and Duggan trade bombs on each other for five minutes. Duggan knocks the Warlord to the floor with the three-point stance clothesline and the Warlord pulls Duggan outside, where both men brawl to a double count out. Rating: *½
After the bell, Duggan gets his 2×4 and clears the Warlord and Slick from the ring.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment recaps Earthquake beating up Andre the Giant and replays the Jake Roberts promo from Superstars.
Jake Roberts’ squash from Wrestling Challenge is shown.
The Berzerker and Mr. Fuji come into the studio. The Berzerker says what Fuji wants, he gets and claims he is better than bodybuilders because he lays on icebergs instead of tanning beds and lifts mastodons on the regular.
After the commercial break, Fuji hypes a “traditional Viking ceremony” so the Berzerker goes into the crowd and grabs Jamison. He ties him to a stake.
Irwin R. Schyster (4-0) pins Rob Allen after the Write Off at 3:15:
Schyster reminds the audience that if they do not pay their taxes that the government can seize their assets and sell their home. He says those comments are directed at Roddy Piper, ostensibly because of Piper mocking the pronunciation of his name on Superstars several weeks ago. Schyster’s spot of grabbing the ropes from an abdominal stretch is an easy one to get heat from but is misplaced in a squash match. He is getting a reaction, which is more than can be said of other heel acts like the Berzerker.
Back in the studio, the Berzerker has put straw up to Jamison’s knees and is trying to start a fire. When that fails, the Berzerker picks Jamison up on the stake and carries him backstage.
Heenan hypes Sid Justice, saying that he is a monster waiting to be unleashed.
Jimmy Snuka (6-2) pins Bob Bradley after the Superfly Splash at 4:04:
Snuka has abandoned the goatee look, clean shaved again for this squash at the most recent Madison Square Garden show. The match speed is a touch below normal and sees Snuka dispatch Bradley with ease for a fourth straight win.
When McMahon suggests that Heenan had something to do with Winston’s disappearance because of how he dognapped Matilda several years ago, Heenan dismisses it. Swearing that he had nothing to do with it.
The Mountie and Jimmy Hart are the next guests. A taped segment sees Sean Mooney and Hart ask local police officers whether they think the Big Bossman or the Mountie represent law and order in the WWF. All of the officers vote for the Bossman. The segment ends with Hart accidentally locked in a jail cell. The Mountie repeats his claim that the Bossman is a “local hick cop.” The taped bit was excellent because of Hart’s antics. He had Mooney cracking up by the end.
The Bossman’s squash from Superstars is shown. The feed is eventually interrupted by the Mountie shocking the camera equipment with his cattle prod.
Gene Okerlund interviews WBF bodybuilder Vince Comerford, who hypes Randy Savage and the Ultimate Warrior’s appearances at the nutrition exposition.
Power & Glory (w/Slick) (9-1) wrestle the Orient Express (w/Mr. Fuji) (8-4) to a double count out at 5:42 shown:
This match, joined in progress, took place at the Superstars taping in Tucson, Arizona on May 28. It is a unique heel vs. heel matchup between teams that are floundering in the tag division. Power & Glory end up in the default babyface role, prompting Slick to get in Fuji’s face at ringside when the Express keep cheating. There are some fun spots where Paul Roma hops over an Express double clothesline effort, Tanaka flying forearms Roma into a Kato sunset flip, and Slick causes Kato to fall to the floor by pulling down the top rope. The latter triggers a four-way brawl on the floor that the crowd is into and results in a double count out. Overall, this was a fun match before the inconclusive finish. It also provides proof that Roma and Hercules were better as babyfaces because Roma could lean more into high spots while Hercules backed him up with fun power moves. Unfortunately, the WWF did not take the hint and take that path with the team, even after spots on that side of the division opened up with the dissolution of the Hart Foundation. Rating: **½
Heenan repeats his denial of having anything to do with Winston’s disappearance. However, a security guard shows an “Alpo-Cam” where Winston was eating and Heenan took him away to place him in a dog pound van. McMahon flips out on Heenan and tells someone to get the British Bulldog.
Roddy Piper says he is going to bring Virgilina, Virgil’s sister, with him to Prime Time next week.
The British Bulldog comes out and tells Heenan that he is going to retrieve Winston and then return to deal with him later.
The Legion of Doom’s appearance on the Barber Shop on Wrestling Challenge is shown.
WBF bodybuilder Gary Strydom makes an appearance, which McMahon putting him over as having a better physique than Superman and looks that are better than Robert Redford. Heenan offers to be Strydom’s manager, but Strydom says no because he does not want to be a loser. To end the segment, Strydom poses as McMahon screams “Oooh” and “Aaahh,” the only person in the studio who cares about any of this.
Sergeant Slaughter (w/Colonel Mustafa & General Adnan) (8-3) defeats Greg Valentine (10-2-1) via submission to the Camel Clutch at 6:33:
This bout also came from Tucson, Arizona on May 28. Referee Joey Marella does not care that the heels give Valentine a three-on-one beatdown when the match starts, forcing Valentine to clear the ring so he can fight the former WWF champion. Slaughter scores near-falls by working the back but misses a flying knee drop and Valentine pounces with the figure-four. However, Mustafa distracts the referee and Adnan hits Valentine with a military helmet, allowing Slaughter to trap Valentine in the Camel Clutch and win due to having strength in numbers. Overall, a decent television match that keeps the theme going that Slaughter can only win because of his subordinates. The outcome snaps Valentine’s six-match winning streak. Rating: **
On the roof of Titan Towers, the Berzerker tosses Jamison off while attached to the stake. McMahon does a great shocked facial expression as the crowd laughs. After a commercial break, Mooney catches up with Jamison, who is being wheeled away on a stretcher. Jamison landed in a dumpster and that saved him.
The Rockers’ squash from Wrestling Challenge airs.
Promo time with Mooney! Bret Hart says he is in a groove in singles competition and is setting his sights on Mr. Perfect and the Intercontinental Championship.
The British Bulldog returns to the studio with Winston in tow. He also has a big net with him that he corrals Heenan with.
Ted DiBiase’s squash from Wrestling Challenge is shown.
The show ends with the British Bulldog depositing Heenan in the dog pound truck, which drives away.
Tune in next week to see Jimmy Snuka, Tugboat, Earthquake, Roddy Piper, and “Virgilina” which is Virgil is drag.
The Last Word: After a lot of awful episodes in a row, this Prime Time outing found its footing. The feature matches were good despite many of them ending without a decisive winner, and almost all of the studio segments landed. The WWF has leaned into a more adult themed product this year, as evidenced by the Jamison bit, but it is not helping business in terms of television ratings or live attendance.
Up Next: WWF Superstars for June 15!