Sean Mooney and Bobby Heenan are this evening’s hosts. Heenan insists that Vince McMahon is still getting cosmetic surgery.
WWF Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys and Jimmy Hart come out. Hart says that his guys can do whatever they want because they are champions. They drag a fan out of the audience and give them the Pit Stop. Jerry Sags shoves his exposed toes into the poor fan’s mouth too.
Opening Contest: Greg Valentine (11-3-1) beats the Barbarian (6-2-1) after shifting his weight during a suplex into the ring at 6:47:
This feature match took place at the recent Wrestling Challenge tapings in Tempe, Arizona on May 29. If the WWF cared about the Barbarian, he would be out of control now since Heenan quit managing and there is no one who can handle him. Instead, he just wrestles as a typical power guy as if he never needed Heenan at all. Valentine is able to cut the Barbarian down to size and go for the figure-four, but the Barbarian knocks him to the apron and then to the floor with a Mafia kick. The Barbarian goes to suplex Valentine into the ring, but Valentine shifts his weight and falls on top of the big man for the win. There was not much drama for pinfalls, but this featured some good strikes to sustain interest. Rating: **
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment recaps Tugboat’s turn and the formation of the Natural Disasters.
The Big Bossman (20-0-1) pins the Black Knight after the Bossman Slam at 4:15:
The Knight bails several times that drag the squash out, doing so one time to prevent the Bossman from taking off his mask. After what feels like an eternity, the Bossman finally whips the Knight into the ropes and hits the Bossman Slam to keep momentum going for his feud with the Mountie. Following the pin, the Bossman handcuffs the Knight to the middle rope and runs to the locker room.
A woman backstage goes to get coffee but burns herself because the Nasty Boys have cut the bottom off the cups.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan makes an appearance. Footage of Duggan being beaten down by Sergeant Slaughter at the recent Madison Square Garden card is shown. Duggan says he is going to get prepared for war against Slaughter and his allies.
Jamison is good enough to be on crutches and is visited by Mooney and Heenan in the crowd.
Animal beats Paul Roma (w/Hercules) (1-1) with a powerslam at 4:59:
This is from the most recent Madison Square Garden show on June 3. Roma wins a coin toss with Hercules to face Animal in this bout. As expected, Hercules makes timely interjections to keep Roma on the offensive. Roma gets a near-fall from a piledriver but Animal kicks out and begins dominating. The referee gets bumped when Animal whips Roma into the corner and is not able to count when Animal blasts Roma with a flying shoulder block. Hercules gets in the ring but heel miscommunication on a missile dropkick occurs and Animal catches Roma with a powerslam for the three count. Good, serviceable match for television. Rating: **
A replay of Okerlund’s WBF Championship Report airs.
The Beverly Brothers’ debut from Superstars is shown.
The Nasty Boys douse a front office secretary with buckets of water because she spots a small fire.
The Dragon (8-0) defeats Smash (0-2) with the flying body press at 7:19 shown:
This is joined in progress, also taking place at the most recent Madison Square Garden show. Smash dominates most of the action and should win with a sleeper as the Dragon forgets to raise his hand before it drops three times. The referee just raises it a fourth time, allowing the Dragon to remember to lift his arm and continue. The only real moves Steamboat hits are two flying body presses, one to Smash on the floor, and the winning one in the ring after a Smash blind charge. It was clear that Ricky Steamboat was not motivated here, leading to a weird situation where Smash was carrying things. Rating: *½
Jake Roberts visits the studio, irate that Lucifer is missing. He blames Heenan. After a commercial break, Roberts warns Earthquake that his size does not intimidate him.
A replay of Andre the Giant’s interview on the Barber Shop on Wrestling Challenge is shown.
Roberts says that Earthquake has double trouble because he and Andre are people that should not be messed with. Heenan returns to the studio, telling Roberts that everything okay. Roberts scoffs at that, cutting the show to Jimmy Hart’s dressing room, which contains Lucifer. Hart freaks out when he sees it and cannot get out. Roberts tells Heenan that he knew all along where Lucifer was.
After commercials, Roberts comes to Hart’s locker room and picks up Lucifer. Hart has passed out from fear. Roberts warns Earthquake that trouble awaits him.
The Warlord (11-2-3) beats Koko B. Ware (3-6) with a stun gun at 9:17 shown:
This bout, joined in progress, also comes from Madison Square Garden. Although the Warlord’s singles push has not had much behind it since the previous year, he has defeated Ware a handful of times on television., including this past year on March 4. The match is a long, boring squash as the Warlord methodically beats on Ware and works a long bearhug. It kills the crowd, which finally comes alive when Ware hits a missile dropkick and comes within an eyelash of winning. However, he gets stun gunned on the top rope right after and the Warlord wins. Rating: ½*
Colorful script making fun of Mooney scrolls down the television screen because the Nasty Boys have taken control of the production room.
Virgil’s squash from Wrestling Challenge is shown.
The Nasty Boys continue to pilfer the backstage area until they come upon a passed out Jimmy Hart.
The Berzerker’s squash from Wrestling Challenge airs.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan comes back out wearing a military helmet and bullets. He also has a camouflaged 2×4 and hand grenade. Heenan accidentally pulls the pin out of the grenade and Duggan runs with it to the back. An explosion is heard but Duggan comes in moments later screaming “Wow!” He reveals the license plate number of the car he blew up, which is Heenan’s rental car. Heenan freaks out and runs to see it, with a camera crew catching up to the smoking ruins.
Tune in next week to see Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect, the Legion of Doom, Brutus Beefcake, and WBF Champion Gary Strydom!
The Last Word: This was a flat episode because Sean Mooney was not as charismatic as Vince McMahon and Gene Okerlund and did not play off of Bobby Heenan’s humor as well as those two either. The lone positive was Heenan flipping out about his rental car at the end.
Up Next: WWF Superstars for June 29!