Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper, and Randy Savage are doing commentary, beginning a new taping cycle in Fort Wayne, Indiana. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings took place on October 21 and drew a crowd of 6,000.
McMahon announces that Sid Justice suffered a torn bicep in a recent match against Jake Roberts and will not be able to make it to Survivor Series. Sid does a taped promo announcing that he is on the road to recovery and appealing to WWF President Jack Tunney to reinstate Savage.
Opening Contest: Jake Roberts (20-1) pins Eric Freedom after the DDT at 1:21:
Freedom was trained by longtime WWF jobber Tom Stone and made his debut in 1990. He would later be one of many wrestlers on the independent circuit wrestling as Doink the Clown.
As Roberts pounds away, McMahon says that Roberts has promised Tunney that his snakes are “devenomized.” Piper does not believe him. Roberts cruises to tenth-straight victory and unleashes a king cobra in the ring afterwards.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment recaps the Mountie shocking Bret Hart on last week’s show, noting that both men are on opposing teams at Survivor Series. The Mountie and Jimmy Hart do a taped promo tell Bret that they are coming for the Intercontinental Championship and hope they have shocked the Mountie into title contention.
Virgil (19-0) defeats Steve Dupree via submission to the Million Dollar Dream in 55 seconds:
Dupree was also known on the independent scene as Joe Cagle, having success in Vancouver All-Star Wrestling during the 1980s where he was the Canadian Heavyweight Champion.
As Virgil showcases his boxing skills, Ted DiBiase and Sensational Sherri laugh in the split screen because they have a “million dollar plan” to get the Million Dollar Championship back.
A vignette shows Repo Man showing up to someone’s house at 3 a.m. to repossess their car because they are a day late on payments. When he finds out the car is locked, he breaks the driver’s side window, hot wires the car, and speeds away without shutting the door. Before he speeds away, he tells the audience that “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine too.”
Footage of the British Bulldog powerslamming Slick on Prime Time Wrestling is shown. McMahon says that Slick is out of action for the foreseeable future and has “seen the light,” now desiring to be an evangelical minister.
The Warlord (w/Harvey Wippleman) (22-4-2) defeats Brad Kramer via submission to the full nelson at 1:35:
Wippleman is now the Warlord’s new manager and in the split screen he says he will take the Warlord to greater rights. People have the right to be skeptical since Wippleman did not do great things for Big Bully Busick. As the Warlord traps Kramer in the full nelson, McMahon asks Savage if he cares to comment about “Mr. Madness” showing up in various arenas but Savage does not care to talk about it.
Ric Flair (3-0) defeats Jim Neidhart (5-0-1) via submission to the figure-four leglock at 3:08:
Neidhart gets a few token shots on Flair after not selling his chops, but Flair gets a near-fall with a body press off the ropes. Then, Flair takes out Neidhart’s knee, applies the figure-four, and Neidhart eventually submits. WWF officials are not well schooled in the figure-four as Neidhart’s shoulders could have been counted for a pin. Rating: *
After the bell, Flair continues to work over Neidhart’s knee and reapplies the figure-four as Piper freaks out. WWF officials eventually pour into the ring to get Flair to release the hold.
After the commercial break, Neidhart is being helped to the back by WWF officials as the Beverly Brothers make their entrance. The Beverlys look at Neidhart with disdain and then beat him up in the aisle.
The Beverly Brothers (w/the Genius) (14-0) defeat Mark Wilson & Dan Robbins when Blake pins Wilson after the Shaker Heights Spike at 1:09:
The whole shtick of the Beverlys beating people up because they are frustrated or feel like it has been entertaining and is getting the team over as more than two arrogant pretty boys. The Beverlys never let Robbins tag in, wearing Wilson out with suplexes before the Shaker Heights Spike.
Okerlund does the Survivor Series Report. Jake Roberts, Irwin R. Schyster, and the Natural Disasters feign sadness over what has happened to Sid Justice, and they hope WWF President Jack Tunney does not make one of them sit out for the match. WWF Champion Hulk Hogan says he has never feared anyone since winning the title since 1984 and he will dig a six-foot hole for the Undertaker. The Undertaker and Paul Bearer rebut that they will make Hulkamaniacs cry at Survivor Series. Roddy Piper’s team try to give “gentleman” comments about their Survivor Series opponents, but Piper cannot talk about Ric Flair without losing his mind. A new match graphic shows that El Matador is replacing the Dragon on Hacksaw Jim Duggan’s team, something that Okerlund never discusses. Okerlund questions if Neidhart will be able to compete on the team, though.
The Undertaker (w/Paul Bearer) (29-0) pins Major Yates after the Tombstone at 1:22:
The custom casket made for Hulk Hogan sits at ringside for the squash. Yates’ small size makes the Undertaker’s moves look devastating, especially the Tombstone at the end. After the match, the Undertaker and Bearer put Yates in a body bag and the Undertaker carries it back to the locker room.
Irwin R. Schyster tells Greg Valentine that he is going to find out what damage the IRS can do to him. Valentine rebuts that IRS will feel “Hammer Time” next week.
Tune in next week to see Greg Valentine face Irwin R. Schyster! Also, the British Bulldog, the Natural Disasters, and the Repo Man will be in action! And WWF Champion Hulk Hogan will be a guest on the Funeral Parlor!
The Last Word: This show continued the build to Survivor Series as injuries and backstage events shred the card. Sid Justice is out, and the Dragon has had to be replaced by El Matador. And now there are questions of whether Jim Neidhart will be replaced as well. The Repo Man vignette was fun but like Skinner, it is another lower midcard gimmick that is not going to make a major dent in the company even though Barry Darsow is giving it his best.
Up Next: Wrestling Challenge for November 10!