Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect do commentary for the last episode of the taping cycle from Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Opening Contest: The Big Bossman (8-1-1) beats Mark Roberts after the Bossman Slam at 1:54:
In the split screen, the Bossman tells the Convict that he will be ready if he decides to come to the WWF. McMahon adds that the Convict gets out this week so he will be seen soon. The Bossman plays to the crowd en route to an easy win. After the bell, he handcuffs Roberts to the middle rope and threatens him with his nightstick.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment talks about the WBF Championship on June 13. It also recaps the Undertaker-Berzerker altercation on last week’s program. The Berzerker and Mr. Fuji tell the Undertaker that they have proven that he is human and will not go easy on him next time. The Undertaker and Bearer rebut that the Berzerker knocked on the devil’s door and that he will soon rest in peace.
Papa Shango (11-0) beats Red Tyler after the reverse shoulderbreaker at 2:02:
Shango does an insert promo screaming about how he curses the living, raises the dead, and that “the river is red.” As Shango gets the win McMahon says that he thinks Shango could give the Warrior a run for his money.
Tatanka (13-0) pins Brian Costello after the Samoan drop at 2:21:
McMahon says that some say Tatanka’s win over Rick Martel at WrestleMania was a fluke. Martel does an insert promo about how bad Tatanka smells, requiring additional sprays of Arrogance. Tatanka wants to get his native yell over, doing it before several moves.
Martel comes down for the next match saying that Tatanka stinks so much that he is going to have to disinfect the ring, spraying Arrogance everywhere he goes. When Martel gets on the apron and jaws with the fans, Tatanka knocks him off. After yelling at Martel to leave for a few minutes, Tatanka comes off the apron with a flying chop but Martel sprays Arrogance in his eyes. Martel keeps spraying him until WWF officials intervene, gloating about how Tatanka is now “A good smelling Indian.” Before he leaves, Martel takes Tatanka’s Indian feathers, sprays them with Arrogance, and then puts them in his hair, gloating about starting a new style. Martel carried this angle and did great at playing his character to the hilt.
Medical personnel puts drops in Tatanka’s eyes. Medical care seems to have come a long way since 1990 when Jake Roberts lost his vision for months due to Arrogance.
Non-Title Match: Money Incorporated (WWF Tag Team Champions w/Jimmy Hart) (6-1) beat Ron Cumberledge & Chris Hahn when Irwin R. Schyster pins Hahn with a flying clothesline at 1:56:
Before the match IRS tells the crowd that Ted DiBiase is tired of supporting them with his tax dollars. McMahon and Perfect discuss how the Money Incorporated-Natural Disasters feud showcases technical skill against brute force. DiBiase plants Hahn with a running powerslam and tags IRS, who uses a flying clothesline off the ropes to win the bout. That would soon become IRS’ new finisher and it would soon take the Write Off name that was once reserved for IRS’ Samoan drop finisher.
After footage from WrestleMania VIII’s WWF title match airs, WWF Champion Randy Savage comes out for an interview with Okerlund. Savage says that Ric Flair shows the issues of the 1990s because he has no morality and will do whatever it takes to win so that justifies him using the tights to beat Flair and become WWF champion. Savage denies that he stole the match and vows to come after Flair for forcing himself on Elizabeth. He challenges Flair to a future encounter.
A new Crush vignette has him in a junkyard with crushed cars. He talks of how he loved baseball as a kid and old footage of young Crush shows him breaking a baseball with his bare hands. Crush says when he comes to the WWF he will not be playing games anymore.
High Energy defeat Tom Bennett & Duane Gill when Owen Hart pins Gill after a missile dropkick at 2:17:
High Energy is the new tag team of Owen Hart and Koko B. Ware. Their attires do not match and Ware still has Frankie. The duo are the first permanent interracial tag team in company history. In the split screen, Owen finds it tough to get a word in edgewise in the promo. The gist of it is that High Energy are coming after every tag team in the WWF. High Energy whip the jobbers into each other and simultaneously missile dropkick their respective opponents for the win.
The Ultimate Warrior pins Skinner (5-4-1) after a splash at 1:36:
This is the Warrior’s first match since returning at WrestleMania VIII. In 1991 he started the year as WWF champion and lost the title in an upset to Sergeant Slaughter at The Royal Rumble. He went on to win a feud with Randy Savage, ending Savage’s career at WrestleMania VII, and won a house show program with the Undertaker. However, at SummerSlam the Warrior made contractual demands to McMahon about receiving similar treatment to Hulk Hogan and was fired after winning the main event handicap match with Hogan against Sergeant Slaughter, Colonel Mustafa, and General Adnan. The firing was more of a suspension as the Warrior was not released from his contract but regardless, the Warrior did not return to the ring for the rest of the year and that ruined a planned program between he and Jake Roberts.
Skinner spits in the Warrior’s face to start the match and that gets him nowhere as the Warrior does his greatest hits and quickly squashes the man from the Everglades.
After the match, the Warrior dumps Skinner over the top rope.
Sergeant Slaughter tells Ric Flair that he will find out next week what he is made of. Flair and Perfect rebut that they do not take orders from anyone, especially someone of Slaughter’s caliber.
Tune in next week to see Sergeant Slaughter face Ric Flair!
The Last Word: For the last episode of a television taping cycle there were a surprising amount of developments as fans were treated to the return of the Ultimate Warrior, the formation of a new tag team, and a major angle between Tatanka and Rick Martel. That made for a fun and eventful show.
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