Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper are on commentary, doing the last episode from Worcester, Massachusetts. They reveal that Jake Roberts and the Undertaker crashed Randy Savage and Elizabeth’s wedding reception and Sid Justice prevented worse damage from being done.
Opening Contest: The Big Bossman (28-0-1) pins Barry Hardy after the Bossman Slam at 2:05:
McMahon reveals to viewers that the Bossman was victorious at SummerSlam in the Jailhouse Match with the Mountie. In the split screen, Irwin R. Schyster says that he has found out that the Bossman is a bigger tax cheat than Piper and he is coming after him. After licking Hardy in the face a few times, the Bossman finishes with the Bossman Slam and handcuffs Hardy to the middle rope before doing his usual run to the locker room.
Gene Okerlund recaps the action from SummerSlam and narrates photographs Jake Roberts and the Undertaker interrupting Randy Savage and Elizabeth’s wedding reception. Okerlund notes that Roberts tried to “defrock” Elizabeth before Sid Justice intervened.
Big Bully Busick (w/Harvey Wippleman) (1-0) beats Ross Greenberg via submission to a stump puller at 2:21:
Another bad sign for Busick’s prospects is that he is not given entrance music. Busick and Wippleman do an insert promo where Wippleman promises to make people’s lives miserable in the WWF. Piper argues that Wippleman looks like Pee Wee Herman and, as if one cue, people in the front row start chanting “Pee Wee!” the new manager. Busick pinballs Greenberg between the corners, slams him, and then applies a stump puller for a submission win. When the match wraps up, McMahon argues that Savage might seek reinstatement to the WWF from President Jack Tunney.
The British Bulldog (26-2-1) pins Brian Donahue after the running powerslam at 2:22:
Donahue does not sell the vertical suplex well, getting off the canvas before the Bulldog. The Bulldog works a few chinlocks, sleepwalking through the squash as McMahon puts over Lou Ferrigno, best known for playing the Incredible Hulk in the 1970s and 1980s, has joined the WBF.
Ted DiBiase (w/Sensational Sherri) (18-3-1) defeats Mario Mancini via submission to the Million Dollar Dream at 2:30:
DiBiase and Sherri are angry over losing the Million Dollar Championship Belt at SummerSlam. Piper implies that McMahon is the owner of the company to young fans, arguing that McMahon has to hate losing a million dollars. In response, McMahon says it would be great to have a million dollars to lose. The commentary talks about how the feud between DiBiase and Virgil is not over because DiBiase wants a rematch for the Million Dollar Championship. For now, DiBiase puts Mancini to sleep with the Million Dollar Dream and then stuffs $100 down the jobber’s throat. As usual, Sherri steals it for herself.
Greg Valentine (15-6-1) defeats Phil Apollo via submission to the figure-four leglock at 2:31:
There is more banter during the match between McMahon and Piper about the prospects of Randy Savage being reinstated. Although Valentine is in the top ten in terms of most appearances made on television this year, this is only his second time wrestling on Superstars in 1991. Valentine drops a few elbows, headbutts Apollo in the stomach, and then applies the figure-four to try to establish a new winning streak after losing to Irwin R. Schyster at SummerSlam.
Bobby Heenan is a guest on this week’s Funeral Parlor. Heenan is still carrying the NWA World Heavyweight Championship Belt. He runs down the WWF Championship Belt as a cheap imitation and argues that Hulk Hogan is not as good as Ric Flair. He also attacks Piper, arguing that Piper might have a chance of winning the WWF Championship, but he has no chance of ever winning the NWA version. Piper argues that he scares Flair, proceeding to “shine” the belt by spitting on it and throwing it to the ground. He warns Heenan that the next time he spits on something it will be Flair. This was a good segment to establish a second feud for Flair when he comes in.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan (17-0-2) pins Tony Ricca after the three-point stance clothesline at 1:36:
Ricca was another Monster Factory graduate, trained by Larry Sharpe and entering the business in November 1990.
McMahon reminds Piper that his commentary contract does not allow him to mix it up with any superstars. They argue about Ric Flair for the entire match, ignoring what Duggan is doing. That is a great illustration of the lack of usage of Duggan recently, as he had not appeared in the ring since a match against Irwin R. Schyster on the July 29 edition of Prime Time Wrestling. Duggan wins with the usual.
The Beverly Brothers (w/Coach) (9-0) defeat Tony Diamond & Jim Powers when Beau pins Diamond after the Shaker Heights Spike at 2:39:
As the Beverlys work over Diamond, McMahon says that Perfect and Coach had a big argument after Perfect lost the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam and Coach may not be around much longer. Blake suplexes Diamond’s head into the canvas on an overhead belly-to-belly and then the jobber goes right now on his head for the Shaker Heights Spike.
Tune in next week to see the Warlord, the Bushwhackers, and Virgil in action! Also, Irwin R. Schyster will be a guest on the Funeral Parlor! And there will be video footage of what happened at Randy Savage and Elizabeth’s wedding reception!
The Last Word: As expected, the company is shifting into its post-SummerSlam series of feuds and this show highlighted a few of those as Virgil continues fighting Ted DiBiase, the Big Bossman is now being programed against Irwin R. Schyster, Ric Flair is bound to fight Hulk Hogan or Roddy Piper upon his arrival, and Randy Savage and Sid Justice will be paired off with Jake Roberts and the Undertaker. There was no mention on the show of the Ultimate Warrior and would not be for months to come, leaving young fans perplexed as to what happened to him.
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