What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – June 27, 1992
By LScisco on 13th October 2023
Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect handle commentary, starting a new taping cycle in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the taping took place on June 1 and drew a crowd of 9,000 fans. Perfect lists famous people with last names of Hamilton but none of them are from Hamilton, Ontario.
Opening Contest: The British Bulldog (16-0) beats Nick Danger after the running powerslam at 2:19:
The Bulldog runs through his usual moves on Danger, doing an insert promo about how he will take Repo Man to obedience school. That feud is now developing on house shows after the Bulldog’s suspension kept him off the circuit in May.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment talks about Tatanka visiting his local reservation. He is wearing new ring gear, with blue trunks and knee pads. Tatanka greets the local people, tells them that he will get tribal feathers back from Rick Martel, and how the young kids need to avoid drugs and alcohol.
The Nasty Boys (w/Jimmy Hart) (13-0) beat Rick Johnson & Chico Martinez after Jerry Sags pins Martinez after the Trip to Nastyville at 2:48:
Johnson is a tall wrestler so the Nasties double team him early. After Brian Knobbs bulldog Johnson, High Energy do an insert promo calling the Nasties “fat boys” that will a rocket pad for them to blast off. Martinez does no better than Johnson as Knobbs avalanches him against the buckles to set up the Trip to Nastyville. After the bout, McMahon wonders if there is “professional jealousy” between the Nasties and Money Incorporated as they are both managed by Hart.
Razor Ramon’s new vignette shows him drinking wine and telling a woman he spent last night with to get lost. He tells fans that he is coming to the WWF to scar some souls, not have fun. This was the weakest vignette so far but it still gets the point of the character across.
Virgil (13-3) defeats Glen Ruth after a side Russian leg sweep at 2:00:
McMahon puts over Virgil as a model of drug free living. Virgil is doing what he can to get noticed, bending Ruth up with a release German suplex, clotheslining his opponent over the top rope, and doing a plancha. Virgil punches Ruth several times and wins with a side Russian leg sweep to build up a feature match with the Mountie scheduled for Prime Time Wrestling.
Battle of the Superstars Coliseum Video is coming out, including an aerobic routine with the Bushwhackers!
The Berzerker (w/Mr. Fuji) (11-2) beats Bruce Mitchell via count out at 2:32:
In the split screen, the Berzerker and Mr. Fuji tell the Undertaker that if he gets close to them they will take his head off. McMahon makes fun of Mitchell’s physique as the Berzerker destroys him with power moves. After a second powerslam, the Berzerker wins via count out.
The Legion of Doom and Paul Ellering come back to their old home in Chicago, which looks like a bombed-out house from World War II. Based on this, the Legion should support Irwin R. Schyster’s call a few weeks ago to rebuild the inner cities. Ellering finds a ventriloquist dummy in the ruins and hilariously screams “What is this?!?” Animal answers that it is Rocco, who was the Legion’s wrestling buddy when they were kids. A light bulb comes on for Ellering, who says that Rocco taught the Legion how to be a team and he tells the Legion that they need to clean up Rocco and bring him to the ring for future matches. This sketch was funny for all the wrong reasons. And the WWF is doing no favors for the Legion of Doom with the “sissy” feud with the Beverly Brothers and now giving them a dummy for inspiration. According to Bret Hart, McMahon wanted to make the Legion of Doom “fun” and this was how he intended to do that.
Nailz (2-0) beat J.A. Gooden via submission to a chokehold sleeper at 1:19:
McMahon thinks the Legion of Doom finding Rocco will be the secret ingredient to getting them back to the top of the WWF. He also promises an update on the Big Bossman’s condition next week. After choking Gooden for a while, Nailz finishes with a chokehold sleeper. After the bell, he chokes Gooden with a nightstick and chases off WWF officials who try to put a stop to it. The crowd chants for the Bossman as Nailz has a healthy level of heat to start their feud. When Nailz retreats, Gooden does a stretcher job.
The Texas Tornado (9-1) pins Duane Gill after the discus punch at 1:43:
This is a cleaner squash than what the Tornado put together with Bob Bradley on Wrestling Challenge. He even uses a suplex to vary his offense. When Gill rebounds out of the corner after an Irish whip, the Tornado catches him with the discus punch. McMahon prefers to talk more about the WBF.
Get your hands on WBF Magazine. Again, the focus is on Cameo.
Kamala (w/Harvey Wippleman & Kim Chee) (7-0) pins John Blade with the splash to the back at 1:38:
Kamala does a nice leapfrog over Blade before blasting him with a thrust kick. On the command of Kim Chee, Kamala chokes Blade several times and finishes with the splash to the back. Blade did a nice job making Kamala look good in this squash.
Tune in next week to see Crush, Papa Shango, and Intercontinental Champion Bret Hart in action! Also, there will be a special interview with Repo Man!
The Last Word: If getting a dummy is the best thing the WWF can think of to freshen up the Legion of Doom then it would have been better for the team to disappear after losing the tag team titles at the Denver, Colorado house show three months ago to Money Incorporated. Overall, this was not a bad squash show but nothing exciting took place either and that lack of excitement and energy is killing the product.
Up Next: Wrestling Challenge for June 28!