Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan are hosting this evening’s show.
Mr. Fuji comes out and tells Heenan he has a “special Oriental present” for him.
Vince McMahon and Randy Savage provide commentary for today’s episode, still coming from the long taping in Omaha, Nebraska.
Roddy Piper is in the dressing room preparing for his match today with Rick Martel. His left knee is wrapped up and he dedicates today’s match to his mother. Savage rebuts that he is dedicating the match to his mom too because Martel will beat Piper.
Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, and Jim Neidhart do commentary, providing the last episode of the taping cycle in Reno, Nevada. Heenan and Neidhart debate how lucky Ted DiBiase is to have Sensational Sherri in his corner.
The British Bulldog’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling starts the show.
There is a new opening for Superstars, with “Stars & Stripes Forever” playing and Hulk Hogan posing with the WWF Championship. On the one hand, it is good that the introduction has been updated. On the other, it is a much weaker opening than the Ultimate Warrior shooting lasers out of his eyes.
Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, and Roddy Piper are in the booth and they are kicking off a new taping in Pensacola, Florida. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, this taping happened on March 11. Savage immediately makes an impression by claiming that his new goal is to be the WWF broadcasting champion. Piper is incensed at Sensational Sherri’s attack on him at WrestleMania.
Andre & Baba versus two 6’7″ guys so bad even Vince didn’t want them. I’m in love. So how bad do you have to be to have neither Vince nor Eric want you when you’re that big? Read on!
Time for more Dream Matches! This time, I’ve found one of those things that opens up the floodgates- wrestlers I’ve never heard of before who send me on a YouTube-fest that bring sup all sorts of weirdo matches! Come see two 6’7″+ guys even VINCE didn’t want as the “Land of Giants” take on Andre the Giant & Giant Baba in 1990!
Also, we have two bouts from the same episode of Prime Time Wrestling, as Jake Roberts takes on Typhoon and Paul Roma goes up against The Dragon! And then a match recommended to me a week ago- Dean Malenko vs. SURFER-era Sting from Nitro! And we’ll cap things off with the WCW Saturday Night debut of one Bill Goldberg, as the “Best of Roadblock” series continues! Can Bill defeat the 6’7″ guy who almost never wins? Who knows?!?
REAL WORLD TAG LEAGUE 1990:
ANDRE THE GIANT & GIANT BABA vs. THE LAND OF GIANTS (Butch Masters & Skywalker Nitron):
(All Japan, 25.11.1990)
* Oh my god you GUYS. This is Andre & Giant Baba in their retirement tour as crippled old men, and they’re taking on two gigantic dudes I’ve never heard of! I have to know everything about these guys now. Looks like they’re two never-was acts (Nitron sniffed WCW for a second as “Big Sky” and that’s all the Big Two has for them), both about 6’7″ or so but with physiques like the Young Bucks and knock-off Ultimate Warrior facepaint. Oh wait… Big Sky/Skywalker Nitron was Sabretooth in the first “X-Men” movie! It’s Tyler Mane! And he has a goddamn bleached RAT TAIL haircut! Butch has more fashion with a regular brown mullet. I love this match already.