The roundtable of Vince McMahon, Gorilla Monsoon, Sean Mooney, Bobby Heenan, and Mr. Perfect jump into an argument over whether WWF President Jack Tunney should have the right to digitally censor Ric Flair’s championship belt.
A replay of WWF President Jack Tunney’s Survivor Series announcement that Randy Savage is immediately reinstated and will face Jack Roberts at This Tuesday in Texas is shown. There is also a replay of Tunney announcing a rematch for the WWF Championship between the Undertaker and Hulk Hogan from the Survivor Series pay-per-view.
Opening Contest: The Bushwhackers (19-4) defeat Barry Horowitz & Brian Costello when Butch pins Costello after the double stomachbreaker at 3:59:
The Bushwhackers spend much of the squash playing to the crowd. Costello throws some weak punches on Luke that are not sold, resulting in Costello’s annihilation from a Battering Ram and double stomachbreaker. The win gets the Bushwhackers back on track after another disappointing Survivor Series performance.
A recap of Sergeant Slaughter’s babyface turn by coming to the aid of Hacksaw Jim Duggan two weeks ago is shown.
A replay of Colonel Mustafa’s squash from Wrestling Challenge airs.
In promos to hype This Tuesday in Texas, Randy Savage reminds Jake Roberts that there will be no reptiles at ringside and that gives him the advantage to restore Elizabeth’s honor. A replay of Roberts’ promo where he talks of how Elizabeth might have a bad time in Texas is shown.
The panel hypes the Savage-Roberts match.
Intercontinental Champion Bret Hart’s squash from Wrestling Challenge is shown.
Ric Flair’s squash from Superstars airs.
Perfect laughs about Flair costing Hulk Hogan the WWF Championship at Survivor Series. Monsoon counters that the Undertaker is holding the title temporarily since he will drop it at This Tuesday in Texas.
A replay of the Virgil-Ted DiBiase match over the Million Dollar Championship on last week’s Survivor Series Showdown airs, along with El Matador saving Virgil from further punishment. That allows McMahon to hype a tag team match between Virgil & El Matador against DiBiase and Repo Man at This Tuesday in Texas.
Heenan says This Tuesday in Texas is at a low price so Hulk Hogan’s young fans can see the Undertaker destroy him one last time. Perfect jokes that the low price point will allow everyone in Virgil’s studio apartment to tune in.
The Warlord (w/Harvey Wippleman) (23-4-2) beats Montana Miller via submission to the full nelson at 1:58:
Miller throws some weak forearms at the Warlord, and they do not move the big man. Since the Warlord is booked to face his old nemesis the British Bulldog at This Tuesday in Texas, this squash is meant to give him some momentum going into that show.
The Big Bossman’s squash from Superstars is shown.
The British Bulldog (37-2-2) wrestles the Mountie (w/Jimmy Hart) (26-1-1) to a double count out at 6:52:
This match took place in Utica, New York on November 11 as part of the Survivor Series Showdown tapings. The crowd serenades the Mountie with “Jailbird!” chants throughout the encounter. Each man exchanges their usual offense until the Mountie blocks a running powerslam by grabbing the top rope and falls onto the Bulldog for a near-fall. The Bulldog manages to complete his finisher on a second attempt but Hart distracts the Bulldog, who breaks the cover and chases the heel manager on the floor. The Mountie follows and a brawl on the floor produces a predictable star-on-star double count out. Rating: *¾
The panel debates the Hulk Hogan-Undertaker match at This Tuesday in Texas. McMahon says that Hogan will have to pin the Undertaker because the Undertaker is unlikely to submit. Heenan adds that the turnaround time from Survivor Series is too short for Hogan to get his head right to get the title back.
A replay of the Undertaker and Paul Bearer’s promo to hype This Tuesday in Texas airs.
Skinner (10-2-1) pins Dale Wolfe after the inverted DDT at 2:57:
Most of Skinner’s offense consists of biting, choking, and raking Wolfe’s eyes. The only high impact maneuver utilized is Skinner’s inverted DDT finisher. After the match, Skinner spits his “tobacco juice” on Wolfe’s chest.
Heenan says that he talked with Paul Bearer, who said that the Undertaker is going to “urn” a victory over Hulk Hogan.
El Matador (10-2) beats the Barbarian (10-7-1) with a schoolboy roll up at 7:56:
This match took place in Dayton, Ohio as part of a Wrestling Challenge taping on October 22. It had aired originally on All American Wrestling on November 24. El Matador gets an early near-fall from a body press off the ropes, causing the Barbarian to take a powder. That does not help him as he goes shoulder-first into the ring post minutes later on a blind charge. However, El Matador runs the ropes too much and the Barbarian hits him in the back to take control. A long bearhug spot follows until El Matador bites his way out. An inverted atomic drop sets up the flying forearm, but the Barbarian gets his foot on the ropes at two. The Barbarian recovers quickly and slams El Matador but the flying clothesline misses and El Matador hits a flying body press. The Barbarian rolls through but the referee sees him using the tights and stops counting at two. When the Barbarian argues the call, El Matador schoolboys his opponent and escapes with a hard fought win. Rating: **½
Heenan makes the outlandish claim that the $12.95 price for This Tuesday in Texas was because of Ted DiBiase’s insistence.
Repo Man’s squash from Superstars airs.
A replay of Hulk Hogan’s promo from Superstars to hype This Tuesday in Texas is shown.
Perfect explains that he think Hulkamania will die in Texas tomorrow night. Monsoon considers that “a fountain of misinformation.” He adds that Hogan will probably not seek another WWF title shot if he were to lose to the Undertaker.
The Natural Disasters (w/Jimmy Hart) (16-0) defeat Mike Samples & Greg Green when Typhoon pins Green after the Tidal Wave at 3:02:
The crowd chants for the Legion of Doom as the Disasters destroy their jobber opponents in turn, with Earthquake annihilating Samples and Typhoon doing the same to Green. Green gets avalanched against the buckles four times before taking each Disaster finisher.
In final comments, Mooney says Elizabeth will help Savage win tomorrow night. Perfect argues the opposite because Savage will blow his stack when he loses in front of his wife. Monsoon predicts that Hulk Hogan will regain the WWF Championship. And Heenan says he looks forward to broadcasting that the Undertaker is still WWF Champion.
The Last Word: As expected, the program was a hard sell for This Tuesday in Texas. The roundtable discussions got bogged down by only talking about two of the matches so that was a waste of the concept since time could have been more time spent talking about the British Bulldog-Warlord match and Bret Hart’s scheduled Intercontinental title defense. There was a fun El Matador-Barbarian match, but good in-ring performance has not helped the Barbarian get out of the lower midcard this year.
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