The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 05.21.94
Taped from Albany, NY on 04.27.94, as we start falling further behind on the taping schedule again.
Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan host tonight’s program. Before the matches begin, Monsoon tells Heenan that he will not be able to get the Barbarian to stop the Big Bossman this weekend at The Royal Rumble.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan’s squash from Superstars on January 5 is the first match of the evening.
The SmarK Rant for Coliseum Video presents Macho Madness
Released October 19 88
Yes, time for a redo for the first ever Coliseum Video rant! Although Savage had a previous video release in 1986 as a heel, this is considered his most famous one by far.
Hosted by Mean Gene, Randy Savage and Elizabeth. Savage clarifies that his success wasn’t just a “spin around three times and find yourself on the top of the mountain” type of deal, YEAH. He had to work for it!
Weirdly they edit out the music on the “What the world is watching” intro on the WWE Network version.
In 1990 the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) decided to pivot from the formula that made it a global brand. Hulk Hogan, the company’s longtime champion, wanted to get into Hollywood and spent much of the year offscreen. At WrestleMania VI, Intercontinental Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated Hogan for the WWF Championship. The match was supposed to make the Warrior the new face of the company, and the WWF hoped that the Warrior could continue Hogan’s profitable run into the new decade. However, the Warrior quickly proved to be a flop, drawing poorly on house shows against Rick Rude, having an awful television title defense on Haku on Saturday Night’s Main Event a month after WrestleMania, and ending up as the third wheel in the Legion of Doom’s feud with Demolition. His run was also hurt by the WWF not fully committing to his run, giving Hogan the prime feud of the summer against Earthquake.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan run the studio portion of the show, the last of 1990. This broadcast was given an extra thirty minutes on USA Network, so it ran for two and a half hours. Monsoon promises Heenan that he will give him a new Rolex if he is nice to tonight’s guests, the Rosati Sisters.
The SmarK Ran for WWF Superstars – 05.07.94
Well, WWE 2K22 popped up on sale for 25% off on Xbox this weekend, so I finally caved and bought the digital version. And it’s pretty fun so far, much better than the last version I had tried. 2K18 I think? Anyway, the control scheme is immediately very fun, and you don’t need a PhD to kick out of pins, so it’s a win for me. And it looks spectacular on the Series S.
Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper, and the Honky Tonk Man are doing commentary, beginning a new television taping cycle in Tampa, Florida. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the taping took place on December 11 and drew a crowd of 11,500.
The opening match is Mr. Perfect’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling.