Bobby Heenan has to fight his way through a crowd of people in front of the studio protesting for the reinstatement of Randy Savage. He complains that a kid in the crowd stole his watch.
Sean Mooney and Heenan are tonight’s hosts. Heenan is late because of the crowd he had to fight through outside. He is incensed that Mooney started without him.
Opening Contest: The Dragon (23-0) beats the Warlord (w/Slick) (22-2-2) via disqualification when Slick pushes the Dragon off the top rope at 6:23:
This match was filmed as part of the Wrestling Challenge taping in Huntington, West Virginia on October 1. The Warlord dominates much of the match, with the Dragon not getting a shine at the beginning of the encounter. Finally, a Warlord dive off the second rope eats boot cues the Dragon’s comeback. Two flying chops are needed to knock the Warlord down again but when the Dragon goes for his finisher, Slick pushes him off in view of the referee. The result ends the Warlord’s twelve-match winning streak in singles competition. Rating: *½
After the match, the Dragon dropkicks the Warlord out of the ring but Slick runs away before he can get his hands on him.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment reminds fans that WWF Champion Hulk Hogan will defend his title against the Undertaker at Survivor Series. The Undertaker and Paul Bearer tell Hogan that he is falling into their trap to destroy Hulkamania. Hogan rebuts that they are not dealing with a mortal man.
A weight falls from the top of the set. Mooney and Heenan are startled, not sure who caused it.
The Berzerker’s squash from Wrestling Challengeis shown.
The Natural Disasters and Jimmy Hart are the evening’s first studio guests. Hart tells the Legion of Doom to get some natural disaster insurance.
The Legion’s squash from Superstars airs.
Back in the studio, the Disasters scream about how the Legion stand no chance against them and they are due for a disaster.
Heenan argues that he has call 1-900-ATTACHED so many times that he has won all the prizes except the vacation because he did not want that.
The Beverly Brothers squash from Superstars is shown.
Another weighted bag drops from the top of the set. Heenan blames Jamison, who swears he is innocent.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan’s squash from Wrestling Challenge airs.
A replay of Tito Santana’s latest vignette is shown.
Randy Savage is the next guest. He gives some generic comments about wanting to be reinstated.
The Undertaker (w/Paul Bearer) (27-0) pins Greg Valentine (18-6-3) after the Tombstone at 5:26:
This match also took place at the Huntington tapings. The Undertaker has become more and more zombified as the year goes on, so the pace of this match is less than ideal. Valentine musters lots of elbows and chops but he fails to knock the Undertaker off his feet. Gorilla Monsoon criticizes Valentine’s strategy, arguing that he needs to target the Undertaker’s legs. After the Undertaker misses an elbow drop, Valentine drops one of his own and applies the figure-four. The Undertaker’s shoulders are on the canvas, but the referee does not count, and Bearer creates a distraction that leads to Valentine grabbing the ropes and breaking the hold. With Valentine distracted, the Undertaker nails him in the back of the head and finishes with the Tombstone, dispatching another big WWF talent from the previous decade. Rating: ½*
Back in the studio, Randy Savage says that Elizabeth is getting better. He introduces a kid from the audience named Matt, who called the 1-900-ATTACHED number, and won lunch with him. One would have expected Savage to have some words for Jake Roberts, so these segments were disappointing.
A third bag falls from the ceiling, wiping Mooney out. Heenan laughs as Lord Alfred Hayes and a production assistant carry Mooney away. However, when he is in sole possession of the broadcast he cannot figure out what camera he needs to talk to.
Jim Neidhart (3-0) wrestles Skinner (6-0) to a time-limit draw at 5:27 shown:
These two must have had a bet with someone in the locker room about how they could put together one of the worst matches of the year. The bout, foisted upon the crowd in Cornwall, Ontario on September 10, features lots of stalling between moves and Skinner’s offense consists of chokes and chinlocks. Neidhart sneaks in one offensive move – a flying shoulder block off the ropes – before throwing Skinner to the floor, where they fight to a time limit draw. The only good thing here was that the WWF did not air the entire bout, possibly fearing sanctions from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). But never fear! The full bout was saved for the Crunch Classic Coliseum Video release, making it arguably the worst match to ever be placed on a WWF home video. Rating: DUD
A replay of Roddy Piper’s appearance on the Barber Shop on Wrestling Challenge airs.
A clip of Hulk Hogan’s Suburban Commando is shown.
The Nasty Boys’ squash from Superstars two weeks ago airs.
Big Bully Busick and Harvey Wippleman stop by. Wippleman argues that people are afraid of the Bully and the Bully says he is going to go after everyone in the WWF. Not surprisingly, they turn their ire on Jamison and after bringing him out of the crowd, the Bully pushes Jamison over a prone Wippleman.
Backstage, Mooney is being wheeled out on a gurney and thinks he is Johnny Carson. The medics lose their hold on his stretcher, though, and he goes backward and crashes, remembering who is really is.
A replay of Sergeant Slaughter’s vignette at the Lincoln Memorial is shown.
Busick and Wippleman continue to bully Jamison, breaking his glasses.
The British Bulldog’s squash from Wrestling Challengea couple of weeks ago airs.
Mooney returns to the studio with Busick and Wippleman going through the audience and destroying Randy Savage reinstatement signs. Savage also returns and confronts Busick and Wippleman, with Savage pushing Wippleman out of the way and grabbing Busick by his mustache and throwing him through the curtain.
Tune in next week to see the Beverly Brothers, Intercontinental Champion Bret Hart, and Irwin R. Schyster!
The Last Word: This was the worst episode of Prime Time Wrestling in some time. The WWF is getting lazy with content over the last few weeks as the bulk of the broadcasts have included squashes from the recent syndicated shows. Usually interviews or other studio storylines could make up for this but that was not the case today, most evidenced by Randy Savage choosing to hype the Hotline dedicated to he and Elizabeth instead of his ongoing feud with Jake Roberts. And why have Savage run out at the end when people are destroy his signs and not to help Jamison? Not to mention the storyline of Mooney getting knocked out of the show did not have a payoff.
Up Next: WWF Superstars for October 19!