Sean Mooney and Bobby Heenan are hosting tonight’s Halloween-themed edition. Heenan criticizes Halloween as a commoner’s holiday. Some kids “ring the doorbell” to the studio and are given candy by Mooney, showing off Hulk Hogan costumes.
The Dragon’s squash from Superstars airs.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment recaps the Sid Justice-El Diablo angle.
Skinner (7-0-1) beats Chris Hawn after the inverted DDT at 4:29:
Gorilla Monsoon and Lord Alfred Hayes have an entertaining discussion of Skinner’s gimmick, overcoming what is one of the worst squashes of the year as Skinner methodically beats Hawn down and keeps knocking him out of the ring. The poor jobber never gets a hope spot to keep things exciting.
Jamison yells at Heenan to take his mask off. Heenan invites Jamison down from the audience and has Jamison take his glasses off, close his eyes, and imagine Halloween. As Jamison imagines, Heenan puts a big pumpkin on Jamison’s head and puts his glasses in it.
A clip of Paul Bearer mixing a drink in his funeral parlor from Rampage ’91 is shown.
The Bushwhackers are the evening’s first studio guests. They rant about the Genius’ stupid poems and read one of their own, saying that they will put the “Beverly Sisters” in dresses after they beat them to a bloody pulp.
The Brooklyn Brawler (0-16) defeats Big Bully Busick (w/Harvey Wippleman) (6-3) via count out at 4:21:
Monsoon says that the Brawler demanded this match with Busick to prove who the real bully of the WWF was. Lord Alfred Hayes adds to the conversation of the Brawler being part of the “Terry Garvin school of self-defense” by saying that it taught the Brawler to always look behind him. Based on their respective positions on the card this should be a squash to enhance Busick’s gimmick, but the Brawler goes 50-50 with his opponent. On the arena floor, the Brawler takes Busick to the timekeepers table and they fight on the apron, where Busick tosses the Brawler in before the referee’s count ends, giving the Brawler an upset win. Busick’s loss here makes him the Battle Kat of 1991, a character that got an initial push and quickly has their momentum halted when they face anything resembling name competition. Rating: ½*
Back in the studio, Mooney says it is likely that there will be another encounter between the Brawler and Busick. The Bushwhackers tend to Jamison, escorting him to the back so they can get the pumpkin off his head.
A replay of the Sid Justice, Big Bossman, and Legion of Doom promo from Wrestling Challenge airs.
Backstage, the Bushwhackers think of using a drill to get the pumpkin off of Jamison’s head. The Bushwhackers think doing the Battering Ram into some cardboard boxes will do the trick, but it does not work.
A kid in a Randy Savage costume stops by and gets some candy. Afterward, Heenan insists that Savage is going about his reinstatement all wrong and if he wants to get reinstated, he needs to bribe WWF President Jack Tunney.
El Matador’s squash from Superstars is shown.
Okerlund does the Survivor Series Report.
Ric Flair is the next guest. He jaws with members of the audience about the cost of his robe.
Roddy Piper’s squash from Wrestling Challenge two weeks ago is shown.
Ric Flair hypes his Survivor Series team, saying that his teammates have guaranteed that they will not allow Piper to run away from him. He adds that Hulk Hogan is nowhere to be found even though he has issued a challenge to him, arguing that the belt that Hogan really wants is the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
The Bushwhackers enlist Hacksaw Jim Duggan, wearing a WBF tanktop, to help with Jamison’s pumpkin problem. They all try to use the 2×4 to pry it off but that does not work. Then, they try to lift it off but that is also ineffective. As a last-ditch effort, Duggan whacks the pumpkin with his 2×4 but that just knocks Jamison out. In the studio, Heenan laughs at it all.
The next trick or treater is dressed as the Big Bossman. Heenan yells at them that they are not the Bossman because they did not give a bribe to get candy.
Greg Valentine, Jimmy Snuka & the Texas Tornado defeat Tanaka & the Beverly Brothers (w/the Genius) when the Tornado pins Tanaka with the discus punch at 7:18:
Monsoon and Hayes crack up at the Genius’ announcement on the arena floor that those who believe in him “shall not perish.” There is consistent action to fill the time as each participant gets a chance to shine and exchange moves, but the ending is strange as Snuka gives the Tornado a hot tag, the Tornado runs in and stumbles over himself, and then turns around to clock Tanaka with the discus punch. The Beverlys do not try to save their partner either. Rating: *½
After the match, the Beverlys are not happy with Tanaka’s effort and give him the Shaker Heights Spike. Unfortunately, Tanaka does not go up very high for the move, so the beatdown loses some of its effect.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan is the final studio guest of the night. Duggan promises to get the pumpkin off Jamison’s head, with Heenan suggesting he use a hand grenade like he used on his car earlier in the year. The conversation leads to Survivor Series and how Duggan thinks Hulk Hogan will take the fight to the Undertaker.
The Undertaker’s squash from Superstars is shown.
Back in the studio, Hacksaw Jim Duggan hypes the 1-900-ATTACHED Hotline and heads backstage to help Jamison.
The most recent Sergeant Slaughter vignette airs.
Heenan is tired of the tricker treaters ringing the studio doorbell, surprised by Classie Freddie Blassie, who hits him with his cane. A young kid in the crowd really overdoes it, yelling “You’re back!” and “You look great!” at the top of his lungs. Blassie tells young fans not to go out unattended or accept candy that is not wrapped.
Non-Title Match: The Legion of Doom (WWF Tag Team Champions) (17-0) beat Brian Costello & Peter Weeks when Hawk pins Costello after the Doomsday Device at 2:16:
In the split screen, the Legion say that they may not have any competition left after getting rid of the Natural Disasters at Survivor Series. Weeks, possibly due to his big size, survives the Legion’s early offensive push and tag in Costello, who is demolished and finished with the Doomsday Device.
The Bushwhackers and Hacksaw Jim Duggan put Jamison’s head between two tires on a WWF production truck and have them move forward. It crushes the pumpkin – and possibly Jamison’s head – as the Bushwhackers and Duggan give shocked faces. Freddie Blassie’s deadpan “I haven’t seen anything like this” and Heenan saying he had no idea Jamison was on welfare when Mooney says Heenan does not care for Jamison’s welfare sell the segment.
Jake Roberts (19-1) pins Ron Cumberledge after the DDT in 39 seconds:
Roberts makes quick work of Cumberledge and gets out a cobra. Hayes is bummed out because Cumberledge is a great guy.
The Bushwhackers and Hacksaw Jim Duggan come back into the studio and bring Jamison out. Jamison has tire tracks on his face and the crowd chants his name.
Tune in next week to see the British Bulldog, the Mountie, Colonel Mustafa, and El Matador!
The Last Word: The Jamison segments on the show made for great comedy because of the efforts of Hacksaw Jim Duggan and the Bushwhackers. Ric Flair also gave a good promo in the middle of the show, but he is running out of new material to attack Hulk Hogan, especially because Hogan has been programmed into a different program for Survivor Series. While there were not a lot of feature matches, Gorilla Monsoon and Lord Alfred Hayes were hilarious on commentary and made most of the bouts tolerable.
Up Next: WWF Superstars for November 2!