What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – June 15, 1992
By LScisco on 4th October 2023
Vince McMahon moderates the panel of Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Hillbilly Jim, Bobby Heenan, and Mr. Perfect.
The Undertaker’s squash from Wrestling Challenge is the first match on this evening’s show.
The Mountie’s squash from Superstars is shown.
WWF Tag Team Champions Money Incorporated’s squash Wrestling Challenge airs.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment recaps the Ultimate Warrior-Papa Shango feud that is failing to draw money around the country.
Duggan says that Shango’s voodoo probably takes a mental toll on his opponents. McMahon is skeptical, arguing that the Warrior could have had food poisoning weeks ago like President Bush.
The Nasty Boys’ squash from Wrestling Challenge is shown.
Promo time with Sean Mooney! The Mountie and Jimmy Hart tell Sergeant Slaughter that he would be nothing in Canada. El Matador says he sees lots of opportunity in the WWF and he intends to get involved in the race to the top.
Perfect’s call to the Big Bossman from Superstars airs, along with Nailz’s debut. The panel covers for the silence of Nailz’s squash by saying that the crowd was in awe of his viciousness. Perfect dismisses the idea of the Bossman ever coming back to the WWF. Heenan disagrees because the Bossman is dumb enough to come back.
El Matador’s squash from Superstars is shown.
The Brooklyn Brawler’s squash from Wrestling Challenge a month ago airs.
The Virgil-Kato bout from Wrestling Challenge is shown.
The panel discusses WBF Body Stars, focusing on the water aerobics of host Cameo Kneuer.
Tatanka (18-0) beats Skinner (7-5-1) after the Samoan Drop at 11:53:
This match was filmed in Sheffield, England on April 19 as part of the UK Rampage ’92 event. It was the opener for that show. Gorilla Monsoon makes an awkward comment about how he initially doubted whether Tatanka had the mental capacity to succeed in the WWF. Lord Alfred Hayes responds that he was also surprised to find that Tatanka was well educated. Skinner kicks out of some early pinning combinations and takes over after he pulls Tatanka into the corner. He works over the left leg, giving his offense a sense of purpose that it usually lacks, but a dive off the second rope eats boot. Tatanka does a good job initially selling the leg but ignores it for his comeback, finishing Skinner without any resistance. This was a decent A-B-C match and it continues Tatanka’s push by giving him a victory over another name opponent. Rating: **
Razor Ramon’s first vignette is replayed.
The Natural Disasters’ squash from Superstars is shown.
There is a replay of Okerlund’s interview with WWF Champion Randy Savage from Superstars. After a commercial break, Duggan and Jim say that it makes sense that Savage will do whatever it takes to keep the WWF title. Heenan complains that only Ric Flair is the rightful champion. Duggan argues that Flair is a great technical wrestler but he cannot fight and a champion has to be more than a great wrestler.
The Texas Tornado (7-1) defeats Repo Man (16-2) via disqualification when Repo Man uses his tow rope at 4:44:
This match took place in Lexington, Kentucky on May 19. The Tornado has a Bible gimmick going on in Event Center promos and Monsoon and Hayes discuss how he is trying to learn Latin to understand old religious texts. Repo Man chokes the Tornado and tells him to pay his bills. Monsoon tells Hayes that is not an issue for the Tornado because he comes from a wealthy family. The action drifts until the Tornado hits the ring post when he tries to do the discus punch but then is no worse for wear a couple of minutes later when Repo Man gets in the ropes. The Tornado uses another discus punch to knock Repo Man into the corner and applies the Claw, but the referee does not force a break even though Repo Man is in the ropes. Since the referee will not do his job, Repo Man feels compelled to blast the Tornado with the hook of his tow rope and that gets him disqualified. Considering the Tornado’s no-shows and problems outside of the ring, Repo Man should have gone over in some fashion. All of Repo Man’s singles losses this year have been by disqualification for using the tow rope as a weapon. Rating: ¼*
After the match, Repo Man wants to follow up and hit the Tornado a few more times but the referee stops it.
More promos with Mooney! The Beverly Brothers and the Genius talk about how everyone wants to come up to face them and they just keep knocking them down. Crush reminds viewers that he loves to crush things and thanks fans for their support. He tells his future foes that he is fair and will show them why he has his name.
Shawn Michaels’ squash from Superstars is shown.
Duggan tells Heenan and Perfect that they count the Bossman out to their peril.
The Legion of Doom’s squash from Wrestling Challenge airs.
And a final round of promos with Mooney! The Nasty Boys tell the promotion’s tag teams that they take no prisoners and show no mercy. Tatanka likens his battle with Rick Martel to what his ancestors faced when Europeans arrived in the Americas.
Kamala (w/Harvey Wippleman & Kim Chee) (5-0) pins Eric Freedom after the splash to the back at 1:17:
Monsoon explains why wrestlers like Freedom would face Kamala or the Undertaker, saying that they sign open contracts to get a chance in the WWF and they take the risk that they could be paired with anyone. Kamala takes Freedom off his feet with a double chop and finishes with the splash to the back.
Intercontinental Champion Bret Hart’s squash from Wrestling Challenge is shown.
Tune in next week to see Crush face the Brooklyn Brawler! Also, the British Bulldog & the Legion of Doom will face the Mountie & the Nasty Boys!
The Last Word: This episode packed in a lot of matches so if fans missed Superstars or Wrestling Challenge they could catch up quickly as most of those bouts were recycled for this program. Next week looks to be more of the same with only one decent feature match announced.
Up Next: WWF Superstars for June 20!