Sean Mooney and Bobby Heenan are hosting this evening’s show.
The Rockers squash from Superstars is shown.
Lord Alfred Hayes narrates a segment about the WWF’s semitrucks that get production gear from place to place.
Ted DiBiase’s squash from Wrestling Challenge airs.
A replay of the recent Sergeant Slaughter vignette is shown.
The Beverly Brothers and the Genius are the first studio guests of the evening. Beau argues that they are a gift to women and men want to be like them.
The Bushwhackers’ squash from Wrestling Challenge airs.
Back in the studio, the Genius reads a poem about how the Bushwhackers are a product of cousins marrying and should get vasectomies. The Beverlys add that they have the size, strength, and looks to beat the Bushwhackers. This finally gave some characterization to the Beverlys as arrogant heels.
Mooney and Heenan hype the 1-900-ATTACHED Hotline and the Rampage ’91 videotape.
Colonel Mustafa (w/General Adnan) (13-3-1) beats Jose Vegas via submission to the Camel Clutch at 3:02:
Mustafa’s clothesline is awful as he barely gets his hand out and Vegas bumps off Mustafa’s fist rather than his arm. Mustafa suplexes the jobber several times, flexes for the camera, and locks in the Camel Clutch for his first win since early September.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment hypes Survivor Series, with replays of Hulk Hogan and Undertaker and Paul Bearer promos from last week.
Ric Flair’s squash from Superstars is shown.
Irwin R. Schyster comes into the studio. He repeats his claim that the Big Bossman takes bribes and warns the Cobb County law enforcement officer that he may not make it to Survivor Series.
The Big Bossman (34-0-1) beats Hercules (w/Slick) (2-2-1) with the Bossman Slam at 7:32:
This bout was filmed in Huntington, West Virginia as part of the Wrestling Challenge tapings on October 1. Hercules is on his own now that Paul Roma has left the company and he is about to get lonelier as Slick is also on borrowed time as a manager. There is a botched spot when Bossman goes to clothesline Hercules over the top rope, but they cover for it well. Hercules scores a few near-falls from clotheslines only to have the Bossman start a comeback out of nowhere. Hercules turns the tide again with an elbow to block a blind charge but runs into a Bossman Slam out of nowhere and gets pinned. This was a decent big man battle, constituting one of Hercules’ better bouts in a while. Rating: **
IRS is still in the studio, and he asks Heenan to find him a tax cheat in the audience. Predictably, Heenan picks Jamison so IRS grabs him, arguing that Jamison’s shabby clothes disguise how he can pay his fair share. He hauls Jamison to the back for an audit.
The Superstarsangle featuring Sid Justice, Jake Roberts, and the Undertaker is shown.
Tito Santana’s last vignette where he “fights” the bull airs.
Intercontinental Champion Bret Hart is the third guest of the evening. He puts over the power of the Warlord but says the Warlord lacks the brains to capture the Intercontinental Championship. He also talks about how his diverse moveset will be too much for the Warlord to overcome.
Jim Neidhart (4-0-1) defeats Big Bully Busick (w/Harvey Wippleman) (6-2) via disqualification when Wippleman interferes at 5:06:
In an era where many feuds went on for months with little on-screen resolution, this is an exception as these two did insert promos against each other recently and are now wrestling on free television. This bout took place in Wheeling, West Virginia on September 30. The Bully bores the crowd with chinlocks and Neidhart gets no reaction for his comeback. Before he come off the ropes with a flying shoulder block, Wippleman holds onto his leg and Busick is disqualified. For the second straight week, Neidhart is in a match where there were no redeeming qualities. Rating: DUD
Back in the studio, Bret puts over his former tag team partner’s abilities and is concerned about the lack of Jamison. Bret reiterates that he will defend the Intercontinental Championship against anyone.
Backstage, IRS audits Jamison by getting him into a piledriver position and shaking him down. Instead of money, though, food and candy fall out of Jamison’s pockets.
The WWF still tries to push Suburban Commando, showing another scene even though the film is getting pulled from theaters due to lousy ticket sales.
The Natural Disasters’ handicap squash from Superstars airs.
The Texas Tornado (30-0) pins Brian Costello after the discus punch at 1:28:
The Tornado destroys Costello with punches before hitting the big, discus punch to continue his long undefeated streak in 1991.
IRS drags Jamison back into the studio. He argues that he found that Jamison was a tax cheat but before he can torture Jamison further, Bret Hart comes to the rescue and gives Jamison a high five.
Tune in next week to see Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Ric Flair, and the Bushwhackers!
The Last Word: This was another poor episode of Prime Time as there were few interesting matchups and fans got treated to another bad Jim Neidhart bout. Irwin R. Schyster auditing Jamison did not amount to much and the studio audience was burned out, not giving Bret Hart a big ovation for making the save at the end of the broadcast. Bret’s appearance was a good part of the show, though, as his “never say die” character came across well in his promo.
Up Next: WWF Superstars for October 26!