Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper, and Randy Savage provide commentary for the last episode in the taping cycle in Sacramento, California. Savage predicts that Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior will scream for mercy at SummerSlam.
The Big Bossman’s quick squash from Prime Time Wrestling opens the show.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment shares a wedding invitation from Randy Savage and Elizabeth, making it official that they will be married at SummerSlam.
A replay of McMahon’s anti-steroid public announcement from Prime Time Wrestling is shown.
Non-Title Match: The Nasty Boys (WWF Tag Team Champions w/Jimmy Hart) (14-2) defeat Rob Allen & Scott Carlson when Jerry Sags pins Carlson after the Trip to Nastyville at 3:04:
In the split screen, the Nasties and Hart wonder aloud where their competition is. They tell the Legion of Doom that they will be holding the tag team titles for a long time. The Nasties run through their big moves, giving Allen the Pit Stop and Carlson the Trip to Nastyville to recover from a loss to the Bushwhackers on Prime Time Wrestling.
A replay of Skinner’s vignette from Prime Time Wrestling airs.
The Dragon (11-0) pins Tim Patterson with a flying body press at 1:58:
Ricky Steamboat’s love-hate relationship with his long armbands continues as he eschews using them in this match. A slam, flying chop, and flying body press keep the Dragon’s momentum going.
Okerlund interviews Sergeant Slaughter, Colonel Mustafa, and General Adnan. Slaughter puts over the strategic brilliance and brutality of his team, which comes across more as him trying to give himself a pep talk for SummerSlam rather than putting fear into the hearts of the Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan. Okerlund relays a message from WWF President Jack Tunney that the special guest referee will be Sid Justice, who walks to the interview podium. Slaughter and his allies applaud Sid and Slaughter offers his hand, welcoming Sid to his corps. Sid yells about how he is not a part of anyone’s corps, coming to SummerSlam to make sure justice is served. This segment maintained the “Who’s side is Sid on?” narrative and positioned Sid as a big deal.
Virgil (10-0) defeats the Black Knight via submission to the Million Dollar Dream at 2:05:
After boxing the Knight, Virgil clotheslines him to the floor and does a pescado. In the split screen, Ted DiBiase and Sensational Sherri say that Virgil cannot beat DiBiase in a million years. When the interview ends, Virgil locks in the Million Dollar Dream for an easy win.
The Warlord (w/Slick) (14-2-2) defeats Billy Gatlin via submission to the full nelson at 1:51:
Slick talks trash as the Warlord tosses Gatlin around with ease. After Gatlin is put on dream street after a clothesline, he is easy pickings for the full nelson.
Okerlund does the SummerSlam Report. Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior are confident that Sid Justice will provide justice for the handicap main event. They make military analogies to put over their preparedness for the bout. Bret Hart denies that anyone can be perfect and promises Perfect will be perfectly executed in Madison Square Garden. Virgil claims that he is going to be $1.5 million richer after SummerSlam when he wins the Million Dollar Championship. A new match announced is the Bushwhackers, who will have Andre the Giant in the corner, facing the Natural Disasters. The Disasters and Jimmy Hart tell Andre to stay out of their way.
The Beverly Brothers (w/Coach) (4-0) defeat Jim Gorman & Matthew Burns when Beau pins Burns after an elevated map slam at 3:11:
The Beverlys have nicer entrance capes, ditching their multi-neon colored ones for purple and white ones that match their ring gear. Gorman slams Beau several times but Beau recovers and puts Gorman down with a double underhook suplex. Blake does not flinch from Burn’s blows and Burns takes a dangerous bump by allowing himself to be slingshooted underneath the bottom rope without getting his arms up to stop the impact, causing his neck to whip back underneath the rope. The Beverlys wrap things up shortly after that.
Tune in next week to see Bret Hart, the Berzerker, the Bushwhackers (with Andre the Giant), and the Mountie in action! Also, Jake Roberts will be a guest on the Funeral Parlor!
The Last Word: Sid Justice’s debut was the biggest event on the show, and he immediately looked imposing against some of the biggest heels on the roster. The Bushwhackers-Natural Disasters match for SummerSlam continues their feud and one has to think the Bushwhackers are big underdogs since they will be at a size disadvantage. Outside of the Sid bit, the show was average, featuring a few decent squashes but nothing that one would have to go out of their way to see.
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