What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – July 13, 1991
By LScisco on 21st October 2022
Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper, and Randy Savage are doing commentary, taped from Sacramento, California.
Opening Contest: The British Bulldog (21-1) pins Ed Moretti after the running powerslam at 2:48:
Sensational Sherri must have taken Winston to the pound because the Bulldog is no longer taking him to the ring. Moretti puts the Bulldog in a full nelson, but the Bulldog learned to counter that hold earlier in the year and he easily reverses it. Since Moretti is a bigger man it makes the Bulldog’s power offense, especially his running powerslam, look impressive.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment recaps last week’s proposal between Randy Savage and Elizabeth. Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior do a taped promo for SummerSlam, with Hogan wearing a green face mask. They promise to be ready for anything Slaughter can throw at them and claim to be fighting on home turf at Madison Square Garden.
The Natural Disasters (w/Jimmy Hart) (2-0) beat Koko B. Ware & Bob Frazier when Typhoon pins Frazier after a splash at 3:22:
Poor Ware goes from winning on Prime Time to teaming with a jobber on the next show. And it is Ware’s first appearance on Superstars this year. He lands a few dropkicks on Earthquake but they have no effect. So, Ware tags Frazier, who immediately starts taking punishment. In the split screen, the Bushwhackers say that they are going to stop the Disasters with their unique style of wrestling. Savage quickly says that the Bushwhackers stand no chance in that future encounter. Earthquake tags Typhoon when he is running the ropes for an Earthquake Splash, a spot that almost causes Typhoon to fall off the apron. Typhoon regroups, though, and gets in to finish Frazier with a splash.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan (15-0-1) pins Mike Starr after a three-point stance clothesline at 2:11:
Duggan has an axe to grind with Starr for some reason, pulling up the outside ring mats so he can slam Starr’s face into the concrete. Back in, Duggan bowls him over with the three-point stance clothesline to win a third straight match.
Ted DiBiase (w/Sensational Sherri) (14-2-1) defeats Buddy Wayne via submission to the Million Dollar Dream at 2:12:
Wayne broke into the business in 1985 and worked as an undercard talent for Vancouver All-Star Wrestling and the Halifax-based Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling throughout the 1980s.
As was the case on Wrestling Challenge, DiBiase tears into Wayne and runs through a quick series of moves. He throws him to the floor so Sherri can get in a token shot, finally concluding the encounter with a running powerslam and the Million Dollar Dream. After the bell, DiBiase shoves a $100 bill down Wayne’s throat, which Sherri takes for herself.
The Legion of Doom are guests on the Funeral Parlor. They tell Paul Bearer that they will send him some new clients when they are done with the Nasty Boys.
A replay of the Skinner vignette on Prime Time Wrestling is shown.
Irwin R. Schyster (7-0) defeats Scott Carlson with the Write Off at 2:47:
Before the match, Schyster says that although people like Piper have cheated on their taxes in the past those free passes are over. In response, Piper says that he has been audited and the IRS has found nothing. When Piper says he is a poor wrestler because he has six kids, Savage has a nice shot in asking why Piper has so many kids if he is on the road so much. All of that banter is better than the squash, which is greeted with silence by the crowd.
Okerlund does the first SummerSlam Report. It is announced that Mr. Perfect will defend the Intercontinental title against Bret Hart. Bret tells Perfect that they are equal in attributes, but he will outwrestle him and win the title. Another match will feature Ted DiBiase defending the Million Dollar Championship against Virgil. Virgil tells DiBiase that he is going to take his pride and money.
Non-Title Match: Mr. Perfect (Intercontinental Champion w/Coach) (15-3) pins Larry Ludden with the Perfectplex at 2:52:
Ludden is out of his element matching up with Perfect, who floors him with a dropkick and toys with him before locking in the Perfectplex and notching a fourth-straight win.
Tune in next week to see the Beverly Brothers, the Dragon, WWF Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys, and Virgil in action! Also, Sergeant Slaughter will be a guest on the Funeral Parlor! And WWF President Jack Tunney will reveal who the guest referee of the SummerSlam main event will be!
The Last Word: The SummerSlam card is starting to take shape and the undercard is looking much better than the main event. On paper, Bret Hart against Mr. Perfect promises to be a great technical encounter and it will be the steepest test of Bret’s singles push to date. Virgil is not doing well against Ted DiBiase on house shows so the WWF will have a choice in that program whether to give fans a happy ending or give DiBiase the win in the feud and move him onto something else. In terms of this show, there was nothing special outside of the SummerSlam announcements.
Up Next: Wrestling Challenge for July 14!