Jamison hands out Bret Hart sunglasses to members of the audience, telling them not to get them out until he tells them to.
Sean Mooney and Bobby Heenan are the hosts, as per usual.
The Big Bossman’s quick squash on Wrestling Challenge leads off the show.
The Warlord and Slick are the first guests. Slick says that he respects Intercontinental Champion Bret Hart’s desire and drive but has disdain for him because he decided to face the Warlord early in his reign. Jamison calls on the audience to put on their Bret shades, so the Warlord seizes Jamison and carries him backstage. The young fan seated next to Jamison is mad at this and his dad has to hold him back.
Colonel Mustafa (w/General Adnan) (13-3) wrestles Greg Valentine (18-6-2) to a double count out at 6:51 shown:
This match filmed in Ottawa as part of the Superstars tapings on September 9. For most of the match Valentine is wrestling himself, bouncing off Mustafa to put the old Sergeant Slaughter ally in control. He does not get much cooperation on a corner punching spot as Mustafa just stands there and does not react to the blows coming down on him. After reversing a suplex, Valentine applies the figure-four leglock, but Adnan breaks it up from the floor. Valentine goes to the floor and unloads on the manager and Mustafa follows, producing a double count out in the aisle. Another awful match from Mustafa with a terrible finish to boot as a clean loss from either of these men would have meant nothing in the long run. Rating: ½*
After the bell, Valentine rolls Mustafa into the ring and briefly applies the figure-four, releasing it when Adnan tries to get into the ring for a two-on-one beatdown.
Heenan says he is not keen on calling the Randy Savage and Elizabeth Hotline because he does not want to hear Savage rant about Jake Roberts or Elizabeth discuss how she hates snakes.
A replay of Sergeant Slaughter at Arlington National Cemetery is shown.
The Bushwhackers (17-3) defeat Mike Durham & Mike Williams when Butch pins Williams after the double stomachbreaker at 2:08:
The Bushwhackers mow through their jobber opponents, biting Williams on the rear end to chalk up a third-straight win.
The Nasty Boys and Jimmy Hart are the next guests. Hart says his team was ripped off at SummerSlam because WWF President Jack Tunney gave the Legion of Doom everything they wanted for the match. They get mad that the camera keeps showing the crowd, so Brian Knobbs takes control of the equipment. After a commercial break, Knobbs zooms in on Jerry Sags face, promising to give the Rockers and other teams “nasty like they have never seen before.” On his way out of the studio, Sags kicks a cameraman and takes his equipment. The Nasties were wild and crazy in this segment, which made it entertaining.
Sid Justice’s appearance on the Funeral Parlor on Superstars airs.
Irwin R. Schyster’s squash from Superstars is shown.
Backstage, the Warlord has Jamison tied up and is lifting him like a piece of workout equipment as Slick yells in Jamison’s face.
A replay of Ric Flair’s attack on Roddy Piper two weeks ago on Superstars is shown.
Piper is the third guest of the night, likening Flair to Liberace. He calls Flair’s belt “ten pounds of tin” and tells Flair that he is going to finish him. After a commercial break, Heenan asks Piper if he thought he could spit on Flair’s title without repercussions. Piper does not issue a direct response, but says that Hulk Hogan, someone he has never seen eye to eye with, can take care of Flair’s title while he takes care of the rest.
The Nasty Boys, using the camera that Jerrys Sags grabbed earlier, film themselves breaking into bathrooms backstage. They come upon a couple making out in the women’s restroom.
Virgil (17-0) defeats Tanaka (0-3) via submission to the Million Dollar Dream at 6:45 shown:
The bout is joined in progress, having been filmed from the Wrestling Challenge tapings in Cornwall on September 10. Tanaka spams thrust kicks throughout, stalling between karate moves as if he is working in the Memphis Coliseum. Eventually, Virgil hops over Tanaka off the ropes, blasts him with a clothesline, and applies the Million Dollar Dream to win. This did not feature a lot of action on Virgil’s part, making for a poor match. Rating: ¾*
A clip of Hulk Hogan’s Suburban Commando is shown.
Hercules (w/Slick) (1-2-1) beats the Barbarian (8-6-1) when Slick interferes at 9:54 shown:
This is a unique heel vs. heel matchup from the Ottawa tapings where the crowd makes the Barbarian the face because he does not have a manager with him. There is not much of a flow to the encounter as the men trade blows and clotheslines at random. Hercules throws a low blow for a few near-falls, the only time in the match he goes for a cover, and the Barbarian rallies with a Mafia kick and powerslam. However, the Barbarian abandons the count for some undetermined reason and when he goes to suplex Hercules into the ring later, Slick trips him and holds his foot in place so Hercules can prevail. A babyface Barbarian could have gone places as he had interesting offense, but the WWF never took that direction with him. Rating: *
After the match, the Barbarian grabs Slick and throws him into the ring. He gives Hercules a big boot and then throws Slick over the top rope. Hercules is supposed to catch his manager but fails to do so.
An incensed Heenan gives a great rant about how Piper can talk bad about him as much as he wants but when Ric Flair showed up he laid Piper out, something Flair is happy to do again if Piper continues to mess with him.
Backstage, the Warlord is bench pressing a bound Jamison as Jamison begs for Bret Hart to save him.
Also backstage, the Nasty Boys and Jimmy Hart accidentally destroy the camera they have been carrying.
A replay of Tito Santana’s newest vignette is shown.
The Berzerker’s squash from Superstarsairs.
The Warlord, Slick, and Jamison return to the studio, with Slick warning Bret Hart that what happened to Jamison awaits him. The Warlord military presses Jamison over his head as the show ends.
Tune in next week to see the Natural Disasters, Big Bully Busick, and Randy Savage!
The Last Word: While the in-ring action continues to suffer on these episodes, this broadcast had some funny segments like the Warlord’s “torture” of Jamison and the Nasty Boys causing chaos. Roddy Piper and Bobby Heenan always made great sparring partners as well, so that helped the two hours fly by.
Up Next: WWF Superstars for October 12!