What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – June 22, 1992
By LScisco on 11th October 2023
Vince McMahon moderates the panel. Slick returns to the panel, replacing Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Hillbilly Jim, Bobby Heenan, and Mr. Perfect return to their normal posts. McMahon says that Duggan is in Japan and will join the show in a few weeks via video hookup.
Heenan says that WBF bodybuilders look up to him and the panelists argue over who picked Gary Strydom to win.
Opening Contest: El Matador (20-1-1) beats Kato (0-12) after El Paso del Muerte at 6:11:
This match took place in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada on June 3. Lord Alfred Hayes points to Mr. Fuji’s cruelty as the reason for the Orient Express’ breakup. Kato usually gets beat in less than three minutes but since this is Prime Time Wrestling he gets a long run. His offense is just a long front facelock and El Matador kicks him in the head when he puts his head down too early on a whip. That leads to a kick to the face and El Paso del Muerte moments later. Rating: ½*
The Berzerker (w/Mr. Fuji) (10-2) beats Glen Ruth via count out at 2:23:
Ruth is giving the Berzerker another go, having lost to him a few weeks ago on Wrestling Challenge. If he had a new game plan it does not show as the Berzerker mows him down with a few big boots, powerslams him, and then wins via count out. The Berzerker losing cleanly to the Undertaker in their early house show loop boded ill for his chances of remaining at the top of the card.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment replays the Randy Savage and Ric Flair promos from the syndicated shows in recent weeks. In the studio, Perfect says it is just a matter of time before Flair is WWF champion again. Slick explains that his understanding of the scriptures means that good will triumph over evil.
High Energy (8-0) defeat Brian Costello & Tom Stone when Owen Hart pins Stone after a missile dropkick at 4:18:
This squash was filmed back on April 8 in Kalamazoo, Michigan when High Energy was starting to team up so Koko B. Ware does not have his parachute pants on. The squash goes longer than it needs to as Ware does a small in peril bit against Costello that the crowd does not buy. Ware bulldogs his way out of trouble and High Energy knock their opponents down with clotheslines and finish them with missile dropkicks. Owen has a better moveset than Ware but Ware outclasses him on the missile dropkick because Ware can land on his feet after doing the move.
Papa Shango setting Chris Hahn’s on fire on Superstars is shown. In the studio, Jim is confident that the Ultimate Warrior can overcome Shango. Slick is at a loss for who to pick because Shango is so mysterious.
Okerlund interviews Sergeant Slaughter. Slaughter talks about how the Mountie tried to deliberately put him out of professional wrestling but failed. He puts himself over as a survivor while making parallels between the Mountie and Dudley Do-Right. Slaughter closes by promising to hit the Mountie with a Slaughter cannon and squeeze with the Cobra Clutch until the Mountie calls for his mother. There were some good lines in the promo but it goes too long.
The panel talks about water aerobics with Cameo from WBF Body Stars.
The Texas Tornado’s squash from Wrestling Challenge airs.
The British Bulldog & the Legion of Doom beat the Mountie & the Nasty Boys (w/Jimmy Hart) when the Bulldog pins Brian Knobbs after the running powerslam at 12:28:
This bout took place in Munich, Germany on April 14. The crowd is electric for the babyfaces, who appease them by getting the better of the heels through various combinations as everyone gets time in the ring. Hawk flies shoulder-first into the ring post on a blind charge and that puts the heels in control. Jerry Sags uses Hart’s megaphone to blast Hawk across the back but that only gets two. A long choke in the corner gets two, as does a Sags shoulder block and some elbow drops from Knobbs. However, a Mountie splash eats knees and Animal gets the hot tag. The Mountie breaks up a pin after a Bulldog vertical suplex on Knobbs and all hell breaks loose. The Legion whip Knobbs into a Bulldog running powerslam and effectively guard the ring to prevent the heels from coming to their partner’s aid. A fine, formulaic six-man tag. Rating: **¼
Crush’s squash of the Brooklyn Brawler from Superstars airs. The panel puts over Crush’s abilities and sportsmanship.
Okerlund’s interview with Shawn Michaels from Superstars is shown.
The Beverly Brothers (w/the Genius) (13-1) defeat Jim Brunzell & Jim Powers when Blake pins Powers after Beau hits Powers with a flying double axe handle at 7:32:
The Beverlys run through most of their moveset on Brunzell, causing Monsoon to admit that he thought Brunzell would put up more of a fight. It gets to the point that Blake starts repeating moves, doing a second stun gun to Brunzell. After six and a half minutes, Brunzell hits his dropkick for a double KO and gives Powers a jobberific hot tag. Powers’ cover after a dropkick is interrupted by Beau and all four men brawl. As the referee gets Brunzell out of the ring, Powers lifts Blake for a slam but Beau comes off the top rope with a double axe handle and the Beverlys win a long, boring match. Rating: ½*
Highlights of The WBF Championship are shown. Looking at what happened there, it is funny how McMahon thought he could sell more than 20,0000 tickets for this event.
Tune into WBF Body Stars as Cameo shows off some home aerobics! All of the ads are focusing on Cameo at this point, trying to sell the show on her sex appeal alone.
Nailz’s squash from Wrestling Challenge is shown.
Promo time with Sean Mooney! Virgil talks about top competition in the WWF, spamming the word “man” as he talks about Kamala, Papa Shango, and Nailz. Shawn Michaels and Sensational Sherri talk about how God was smiling when he created him. Looking in a big mirror, Michaels talks about being the future Intercontinental champion.
A replay of the Razor Ramon vignette from Superstars airs.
The Undertaker’s squash from Superstars is shown. Afterward, Heenan makes a funny crack in the studio that Slick has a tie-in with the Undertaker as the Undertaker puts people in caskets and Slick steals their gold teeth.
Tune in next week to see Virgil face the Mountie! Also, WWF Champion Randy Savages wrestles Skinner!
The Last Word: There was lots of squasherific action on this show and much of it was not good. The six-man tag team match in the middle was fun but nothing fans needed to go out of their way to see.
Up Next: WWF Superstars for June 27!