Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, and Roddy Piper are doing commentary, taped from Worcester, Massachusetts.
Opening Contest: The Dragon (16-0) beats Jim McPherson after the flying body press at 1:31:
McMahon tells fans that the Ultimate Warrior is in top physical condition and is ready for SummerSlam. He then raises the possibility of the Undertaker and Jake Roberts, who are not booked to appear, showing up and causing problems. The Dragon slams McPherson, does a flying chop, and finishes with the flying body press.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment recaps Jake Roberts’ turn on last week’s program. Roberts tells a story about a rabbit helping a snake even though the snake warned the rabbit not to trust him, resulting in the snake killing and eating the rabbit. Roberts argues that the Warrior is the dumbest rabbit he has ever encountered.
Sergeant Slaughter (w/Colonel Mustafa & General Adnan) (12-4) defeats Bill Pierce via submission to the Camel Clutch at 2:36:
Pierce was a trainee of Mark Tendler and debuted in 1989. He wrestled for the Boston-based International World Class Championship Wrestling promotion and did some work for Herb Abrams’ UWF in 1991. He would later achieve fame as Chris Michaels in Eastern Championship Wrestling (ECW) and becoming a tag team champion with Johnny Hotbody and Chris Candido as part of the Suicide Blondes.
In the split screen, Slaughter and his crew repeat how they are going to tear apart Hulk Hogan and the Warrior at SummerSlam as long as Sid Justice stays out of their way. Piper floats the idea of Slaughter paying off the Undertaker and Jake Roberts to weaken the Warrior before SummerSlam. Slaughter weakens Pierce with a couple of stomachbreakers and comes off the top rope with a double stomp to set up the Camel Clutch. After the bell, Mustafa gives Pierce a backdrop suplex and Mustafa puts the jobber in a Camel Clutch of his own.
Koko B. Ware (4-7) pins Dick Wernick after the Ghostbuster at 1:27:
This is a rare Superstars appearance for Ware, who has mostly showed up on Prime Time Wrestling this year. Ware does not struggle in this squash, which departs from his usual pattern, landing a missile dropkick and planting Wernick with the Ghostbuster to score a much-needed win.
Irwin R. Schyster’s squash from the “SummerSlam Spectacular” special edition of Prime Time Wrestling is shown.
Okerlund’s interview with Sid Justice from “SummerSlam Spectacular” airs.
Bobby Heenan does a taped bit about how WWF Champion Hulk Hogan is getting nervous at the idea of Ric Flair coming into the company.
The Natural Disasters squash from “SummerSlam Spectacular” is shown.
Okerlund does the SummerSlam Report. He says that the Ultimate Warrior was not available for a promo segment, leading some to question whether he is in a good mental frame of mind to compete. WWF Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys and Jimmy Hart tell the Legion of Doom that they need to prepare for their last trip to Nastyville. The Legion rebut that they own that town and have nothing to worry about. There is also a replay of the Mountie visiting a New York City jail, which was shown on “SummerSlam Spectacular.”
Bret Hart (16-0-3) defeats Bob Bradley via submission to the Sharpshooter at 2:26:
Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect and Coach do an insert promo about how they will waste no time toying with Bret at SummerSlam and will aim to beat him quickly. Bret drops lots of elbows on Bradley before using the side Russian leg sweep to set up the Sharpshooter. Piper proclaims that Bret has more confidence than he has ever had before and will win the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam.
Tune in next week to find out what happened at SummerSlam!
The Last Word: There was nothing exciting on this show as SummerSlam is in two days and the company is in a holding pattern with everything until after the big show finishes. Nowhere was that made clear than giving Koko B. Ware a squash match.
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