Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper, and Randy Savage are on commentary, concluding the tapings from Wheeling, West Virginia. McMahon announces that Savage’s second attempt at reinstatement failed.
Opening Contest: Sid Justice (2-0) pins Colonel Mustafa (w/General Adnan) (14-3-1) after a powerbomb in 40 seconds:
Sid does not sell Mustafa’s blows, whips him into the ropes, and squashes him with a powerbomb. This would be Sid’s last televised match of the year because of his tricep injury. That injury derailed Sid’s momentum as crowds loved these quick squashes.
After the bell, Adnan runs into the ring. Sid puts him in a chinlock and powerbombs him as well.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment recaps the Roddy Piper-Ric Flair feud. Flair and Bobby Heenan do a taped promo where Flair says he slapped Piper like he said he would. Flair says he just wants to beat Hulk Hogan while the Undertaker seeks to bury Hogan at Survivor Series.
The Big Bossman (35-0-1) beats Bruce Mitchell with the Bossman Slam at 1:56:
In the split screen, the Bossman tells Irwin R. Schyster that there will be no filing of extensions for Survivor Series because IRS is not above the law. Mitchell takes a nice, smooth bump off the Bossman’s big boot as Savage says he wants to compete at Survivor Series. After vanquishing Mitchell with the Bossman Slam, the Bossman handcuffs Mitchell to the ropes and poses for the crowd.
The Nasty Boys (w/Jimmy Hart) (22-3) beat Jim Arnon & Chris Hawn when Jerry Sags pins Arnon after the Trip to Nastyville at 2:31:
The Nasties go through the motions as McMahon hypes the next episode of Prime Time Wrestling. The team has lost a lot of their heat after losing the tag team titles to the Legion of Doom at SummerSlam.
The Legion of Doom’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling is shown.
McMahon puts over WBF Magazine, which is what Bodybuilding Lifestyles has morphed into.
On this week’s Funeral Parlor, Paul Bearer shows off the casket that has been custom-made for Hulk Hogan. He opens the casket, and the Undertaker sits up. The Undertaker closes the segment by promising to take Hogan’s WWF Championship and his soul. The promo went well because of the spooky ambience of the Funeral Parlor set.
Okerlund does the Survivor Series Report. Jake Roberts, Irwin R. Schyster, and the Natural Disasters say that they are not going to take prisoners. Roddy Piper, Intercontinental Champion Bret Hart, the British Bulldog, and Virgil run down their opponents. Virgil tells Ted DiBiase that is out to eliminate him. The Bulldog calls out the Warlord, another clue that the Warlord’s house show feud with Bret over the Intercontinental Championship has ended. WWF Champion Hulk Hogan claims that the Undertaker has signed up for more than he bargained for. New bouts added to the card are Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Jim Neidhart, the Texas Tornado, and the Dragon against Colonel Mustafa, the Berzerker, Skinner, and Big Bully Busick and the Bushwhackers and the Rockers against the Nasty Boys and the Beverly Brothers.
The main event is scheduled to be a non-title match between Bret Hart and the Mountie. During the Mountie’s entrance, Jimmy Hart carries something sizeable to the ring under a black cloth and places it near the ring steps. The Mountie gets on the house mic and demands Bret tell fans why their match is non-title as the Mountie insists that Bret fears him. Bret gets a hold of the mic and tells the Mountie he would never give a title match to a jailbird. That leads to Jimmy Hart dousing Bret with a bucket of water, which is what he was disguising during the Mountie’s entrance, and the Mountie using his shock stick, which is more powerful because Bret is wet. WWF officials rush out to intervene but not before significant damage is done.
Jim Neidhart tells Ric Flair that he is going to face someone unpredictable next week. Flair, with Bobby Heenan, says that crazy is fine with him because he is the real world’s champion.
Tune in next week to see Jim Neidhart face Ric Flair! Also, Jake Roberts, the Undertaker, and Virgil will be in action! And there will be an update on Bret Hart!
The Last Word: The new bouts added to the Survivor Series are weak midcard fare and one of them will require an adjustment because the Dragon is no longer with the WWF. The main event angle was well thought out and gives the Mountie his edge back. It also gives Bret his first meaningful feud over the Intercontinental Championship since his feud with the Warlord only had promos.
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