Post by snabbit888 on Jun 14, 2011 23:21:10 GMT -5
Not a chance in hell Sid & Hogan don't end up getting into it on SNME. That's not a bad thing. The whole angle has been well done and makes perfect sense. I approve. The Jimmy Hart twist is leading me to believe he may have something to do with the match as well.
New Foundation will become the new #1 contenders, I think.
I'm guessing Tatanka vs. IRS will be at Mania. This is a good first feud for Tatanka to get him going. Tatanka was my first favorite wrestler ever, so I'm hoping for big things from him here.
Now go ahead and get SNME posted so I can read it. Thanks.
Also, Rey's stupid question about WWF early 90's # 14 : Did they always have a big pre-show before the actual PPV/Live show? Or was this only on TV, a collection of various matches from shows the previous week?
There's a lot of chaos going on in the World Title scene at this point. Hogan and Justice did say they would have each other's backs. Maybe whoever doesn't get the pinfall will be happy for the winner.
My brother's favorite wrestler for the longest time was Tatanka. I was a fan, but was more obsessed with Bret Hart.
Patience is a virtue. It's being written right now, so it will be soon.
I had to do my own thing with Superstars since I never got to watch it as a kid. I've only been able to watch the tapes I've bought and stuff off the internet. So I just used it like a taped television show that pretended it was right before SNME. Superstars was taped in a month long block at an arena in one night. So I don't think they ever did one live before the PPV.
Perfect and McMahon didn't even have an announcer's table at ringside or anywhere near the ring. If I remember correctly they would open the show up on a stage in front of the crowd. But I think the crowd in the background was mostly a green screen that they stood in front of as they taped it after the show was over.
Hopefully that isn't too confusing. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do when I get to Monday Night Raw in a year or so.
Post by allpowerfulgarth on Jun 15, 2011 8:58:41 GMT -5
I know 1992 is a different era, but still, it's jarring to see a free TV show getting more build over the course of a couple of months than pay-per-views get these days. And that's not a bad kind of jarring.
Well, Hulk Hogan has to get the pin at Saturday Night's Main Event, right? That's the only face-heel matchup for Wrestlemania, really; Sid Justice can't continue to oppose Hogan and remain a face, and the Undertaker wouldn't be able to carry the company as a face.
I'm thinking the Legion of Doom retains the Tag Team Titles and goes on to face the Nasty Boys at Wrestlemania. Ditto Roddy Piper, who faces Bret Hart at 'Mania. Outside of that, Shawn Michaels has to go over Tito Santana so he can move on to a more substantial opponent at 'Mania, and Team USA gets the feelgood win over the Orient Express, who would have been on their way out at this point anyway.
I'm liking the stuff with IRS, Davey Boy Smith, Tatanka and Rick Martel -- all solid wrestlers who can go in the ring, and all guys who could have been in line for huge pushes in the real world if things had gone a little different for them. I'm interested to see who looks the best coming out of the group, because that person is probably in line for something much bigger than what he achieved in real life.
I love building up PPVs for the most part. Sometimes the length between two supercards is a little long, but I hope I kept it interesting enough in the meantime. And I wish the WWE would build up their PPVs a little better and focus on the feuds. I really liked it back when they had four main PPVs and some IYH's.
Hogan does appear to be the only true face in the match. Don't know if that means he'll definitely be going over here, but he'll probably have a lot of the fans on his side.
I loved the mid-card around this time period. It was a bunch of talented guys that you never were definite who was going to go over in a match. Martel, Tatanka, DBS, and IRS are a prime example of this.
Saturday Night’s Main Event Lubbock, TX | Feb. 29 1992
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan[/b]
Gorilla Monsoon welcomed everyone to a very special night of wrestling action. Monsoon noted that the lineup was full of matches that would help determine just where the Road to WrestleMania leads. Bobby Heenan thought we might see some titles change hands as he predicted the Natural Disasters and Ted DiBiase would be walking out with championship gold. Monsoon mentioned that we would also see just who is going on to WrestleMania VIII to face the World Heavyweight Champion, Ric Flair. Monsoon knew that the fans would be going crazy for Hulk Hogan finally getting his hands on “the Nature Boy.” Heenan said that Flair and Mr. Perfect would have a plan to make sure that nothing of the sort happened.
Monsoon said that the card was so full that we needed to get to the ring for the opening contest. Heenan said that the Natural Disasters had been victorious over the Legion of Doom the last couple of weeks in singles action. He could not see any other result than the World Tag Team Titles coming into Jimmy Hart’s men. Monsoon was pretty sure that Hawk and Animal would not allow that to happen.
The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) defeated The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) when Typhoon pinned Hawk with the Big Splash in 0:11:48. Rating: * 3/4 (The Natural Disasters won the WWF Tag Team Titles.)
These two teams picked up right where they left off in their singles matches. The main difference was the intensity level of both Hawk and Animal. It was amazing to see them toss Earthquake and Typhoon around like lightweights. It looked like they were going to be able to successfully defend their titles and put the Natural Disasters behind them, but Jimmy Hart has proven time and again why he is paid the big bucks. After a four man melee broke out in the ring, Hawk and Animal shook the arena when they stereo bodyslammed ‘quake and Typhoon! It looked like things were headed Legion of Doom’s way when Animal went to lift up Typhoon for the Doomsday Device. Nobody in the world thought he would be able to get him up there, but somehow with the aid of the ropes and his partner, Hawk, he got him up on his shoulders! Hawk then scaled to the top to fly off with the clothesline, but Jimmy Hart was there to push him off! Somehow the referee missed this as Hawk crashed into the mat. Animal set Typhoon down so he could chase Jimmy Hart back up the aisle, but in the meantime Typhoon recovered enough to deliver the Big Splash! Animal sprinted back to the ring, but he was cut off by Earthquake, giving the Natural Disasters the victory and the titles!
Jimmy Hart sidestepped Animal as he came back to the ring to celebrate with his two men. Hawk rolled to the outside in obvious pain and was helped to the back by Animal. Both members of the Legion of Doom looked furious, but it appeared that Hawk might have a couple of cracked ribs either from falling off the top rope or from the Big Splash immediately following.
Jimmy Hart grabbed the title belts and handed them off to Earthquake and Typhoon, who lifted them above their heads in celebration! Who in the world will be able to defeat these two monsters?
Monsoon was shocked that the Legion of Doom had lost the titles, but Heenan was ecstatic. He said that his prediction came true, and now we had Tag Team Champions that we could be proud of. Monsoon hoped the Natural Disasters realized that they had a rough road ahead of them with the teams lining up for title shots, but Heenan said that once they realized who the champions were the line would be getting shorter.
[#1 Contendership for the IC Title]: Bret Hart made The Mountie submit to the Sharpshooter in 0:09:28. Rating: ****
Bret Hart and the Mountie have both had their sights set on the Intercontinental Title since they each lost it. To get there, however, they were going to have to go through the other former champion. Bret Hart really did a good job of controlling the early parts of the match as he kept the Mountie off balance. Jimmy Hart was at ringside once again, though, and that meant you knew he would come in to play at some point. Luckily for Bret, this time his interference backfired. Hart was rebounding off the ropes when Jimmy Hart tripped him. Hart landed nose first on the canvas, but it was in full view of the referee. The ref did not disqualify the Mountie, but instead ejected “the Mouth of the South” from ringside! Jimmy Hart couldn’t believe it, but he would no longer be a factor in this match.
The Mountie was able to gain control due to Jimmy’s interference, and started working over Bret Hart. This continued until the Mountie missed an elbowdrop off of the middle turnbuckle. Bret capitalized immediately with a backbreaker and a piledriver. His own elbow off the second turnbuckle did not miss, and the Sharpshooter followed. The Mountie held on as long as he could, but he was eventually forced to submit! Bret Hart is the number one contender for the IC Title!
After the match, Bret Hart grabbed the cattle prod from the ring apron. The referee tried to stop him, but Bret Hart had revenge on the mind. He shocked the Mountie on his rear-end, and the Mountie squealed out in pain! Hart left with a grin on his face as he had finally paid the Mountie back. Jimmy Hart ran back down to ringside after the match to help his fallen charge to the showers.
Heenan couldn’t believe the gall of the referee to eject Jimmy Hart from such an important match. Monsoon reminded Heenan that a manager’s license meant that he could be at ringside, but was not allowed to put his hands on a competitor. Heenan told Monsoon that Jimmy Hart would never have put his hands on Bret Hart, and that it was far more likely that Bret ran into Jimmy’s hands. Monsoon scoffed at Heenan, but Heenan said that things weren’t all that bad. Heenan looked forward to witnessing Bret Hart be dismantled by the new Intercontinental Champion, Ted DiBiase. Monsoon told Heenan that he was getting ahead of himself.
Shawn Michaels pinned Tito Santana with the Teardrop Suplex in 0:07:29. Rating: ** 3/4
The crowd got quite the treat here tonight as they were finally able to witness Shawn Michaels receive a bit of punishment for what he did to Marty Jannetty. Tito Santana was a house of fire early on causing Michaels to bump around like a pinball for the opening minutes. It wasn’t until Santana made an uncharacteristic mistake, going for the El Paso Del Muerte a little bit too early, that Michaels was able to get control of the match. Michaels ducked under the move, and from there he tried to wear Santana down. Santana eventually fought back, but a poke to the eye by Michaels put a stop to that. Santana kept trying to mount a comeback, but Michaels would always cut it off by some underhanded deed. The Teardrop Suplex ended the match, giving Michaels a big victory in his singles career.
After the match, it looked like Shawn Michaels wanted to finish Tito Santana off for good. Michaels went to the outside and grabbed a chair from ringside. Michaels looked like he was waiting for Santana to stand up to get a good shot at him when the crowd exploded. Marty Jannetty sprinted down the aisle and slid into the ring! Jannetty tackled Michaels and started to lay down a flurry of punches. Michaels tried to cover up, but Jannetty just kept firing away. Eventually, Michaels was able to worm his way under the bottom rope and ran to the back. Marty Jannetty was not far behind as it looked like they got into it again just inside the entrance curtain. WWF security stormed the area to break the two men up, but what a shocker! Marty Jannetty is back in the WWF!
Roddy Piper pinned Ted DiBiase after a backslide in 0:14:27. Rating: **** 1/4 (Roddy Piper retained the WWF Intercontinental Title.)
Roddy Piper knew that he was going to have his hands full since the Barbarian and “Sensational” Sherri accompanied Ted DiBiase to ringside. What he had to have been surprised about was midway into the match Repo Man also came down the aisle. Repo Man had his golden hooked tow rope with him, and it didn’t appear that he was down there to get a better view. DiBiase had his full entourage at ringside and used it to his full advantage. They were able to distract the referee long enough for DiBiase to cheap shot Piper throughout the match, one time especially when DiBiase karate chopped the throat of Piper. Piper was gasping for air after that, but he continued to fight on. Later on, DiBiase undid one of the turnbuckles and exposed the steel underneath. DiBiase was unable to ram Piper’s head into the turnbuckle as Piper blocked it, but it remained exposed. Piper did his own share of rule breaking to keep things even with DiBiase. Things looked like they might be going his way when he dropped DiBiase with an atomic drop, but DiBiase’s momentum caused him to crash in to the referee.
Piper went to hook on the Sleeper as DiBiase walked around in pain. That’s when DiBiase’s plan came in to play as the Barbarian and Repo Man both entered the ring. The Barbarian subdued the tired IC Champion and was able to hook his arms behind his back. Repo Man tried to wallop Piper over the head with his golden tow rope, but Piper found a way to break the Barbarian’s grasp. Instead of hitting Piper, Repo nailed the Barbarian! The Barbarian fell like a sack of bricks while the Repo Man looked shocked. “Sensational” Sherri screamed on the outside for help. Piper grabbed Repo Man and rammed his head in to the exposed steel turnbuckle! Sherri Martel ran in to the ring to check on the Barbarian as Piper turned around right in to a small package by DiBiase! The referee had recovered and started to count, but at two he looked over to see Sherri trying to wake up the Barbarian. The referee stopped his count to escort Sherri Martel out of the ring, and try to roll the Barbarian out as well. DiBiase was furious with the referee and started to scold him when Piper walked up from behind and brought him over with a backslide! The referee saw the pinfall and dropped to his knees to make the quick three count!
Roddy Piper had retained the Intercontinental Title! Piper rolled to the outside with that goofy grin of his. DiBiase threw a temper tantrum in the ring as he complained to the referee. Sherri patted the Barbarian on the cheek to try and wake him up while Repo Man slowly tried to regain his composure. Piper raised the IC Title over his head as the crowd cheered him on.
Heenan complained about the morons that cost DiBiase the Intercontinental Title. Monsoon said that DiBiase was the one to hire them, so he should be the one to blame. Heenan asked why the referee stopped his count when it was clear DiBiase had the match won? Monsoon said that the Barbarian and “Sensational” Sherri were not a part of the match, and he had to get them out of the ring. Heenan called it a sham and a disgrace. Monsoon said that DiBiase would have to buy a title some other day.
After a batch of commercials, the Funeral Parlor was set up in the ring. Paul Bearer introduced his first guest, the Undertaker. He then brought out his special guest of honor, Randy Savage. Savage was jumping at the bit to get at Bearer and the Undertaker, but he restrained himself. He demanded to know where Jake Roberts was, but Bearer first wanted to know how tall Savage was. At this point, Jake Roberts slid out from under the ring and in behind Savage. Savage told Bearer to quit playing games, but Bearer had simply wanted to know what size to make his casket. Jake Roberts proceeded to blast Savage from behind with a clothesline. The momentum sent Savage right into the Undertaker’s grasp and a choke slam followed. Roberts got down in Savage’s face, and Bearer’s microphone picked up Roberts whispering how much he wanted to feel Elizabeth on his hand again. Roberts got back to his feet and grabbed his own microphone. Jake said that he had not washed his hand since he gave Miss Elizabeth what she wanted. He promised that with a little more work that he could turn her into something that even he could actually desire.
Savage had recuperated a bit and heard these last few words from Roberts. That was all it took for Savage to jump to his feet and clobber Roberts with a double axe handle. The Undertaker tried to grab him, but Savage pushed him away and started to punch away at Roberts on the mat. The Undertaker eventually pulled him off and put a stop to it with a thrust to the throat. Bearer smacked Savage with the urn causing a slight gash in Savage’s hairline. Roberts regrouped and leveled Savage with a short clothesline. Savage lay there bleeding as Roberts went back to the outside and grabbed a bag from under the ring. It was slithering and so one could only guess that there was another snake inside. President Tunney may have banned any reptiles from ringside, but at this point it didn’t look like Roberts cared about any suspensions or fines. The Undertaker tied Savage up in the ropes as Roberts went to work on untying the bag. The last time this happened Roberts allowed his snake to bite Savage. It might be worse this time.
Luckily for Savage he was telling the truth about not being at the arena alone. The Ultimate Warrior sprinted down the aisle! The crowd erupted in to cheers as Paul Bearer looked stunned. The Undertaker did not back down as he charged at Warrior only to get dropped with a clothesline. Roberts dropped the bag and went after Warrior, but got slammed for his efforts. Warrior then double clotheslined both men over the top rope and to the floor! Paul Bearer grabbed the Undertaker by the hair and used the urn to keep him from getting back in the ring. Bearer knew that the Undertaker had an important match later on tonight and to not risk injury. Jake Roberts looked like he was going to get back in there with the Warrior, but at the last moment turned his back to walk away.
Warrior released Savage from the ropes, and the two men stared at one another. It was not quite a year ago that the Ultimate Warrior forced Randy Savage into retirement by beating him at WrestleMania VII. The two men circled one another, and it looked like they may break out into a fight of their own. But after a few seconds Savage stuck his hand out and the Ultimate Warrior shook it! Savage and the Warrior are together! Roberts could be seen cursing at the entrance way as the Undertaker and Paul Bearer just looked on. Savage has his backup!
Heenan was in shock that the Ultimate Warrior had returned. He had thought the WWF was rid of him for good. Monsoon said now that Savage and the Warrior are together there is no stopping them. Heenan made sure that Monsoon didn’t count Roberts and the Undertaker out just yet. They are still the most dangerous tandem he had ever seen in the WWF, but Monsoon thought that Warrior and Savage together could give them a run for their money.
[Flag Match]: Team USA (Jim Duggan and Sgt. Slaughter) defeated The Orient Express (Kato and Pat Tanaka) when Duggan captured the flag in 0:11:38. Rating: ** ¼
The object of this match was to capture the flag that stood on a pole in the opposing team’s corner. Team USA was going for the Japanese flag, the Orient Express were aiming to grab the United States flag. The match was meant to be held under normal tag team rules, but it quickly became rather chaotic as each team kept trying to sneak around from the outside and grab the flag. This all led up to us having a four man melee on our hands. All four men made attempts to climb up and get the flag, but were cut off by their opponents. Mr. Fuji even got involved when he saw that the Orient Express had control of the match. Fuji got about halfway up the pole when Slaughter and Duggan broke free of Kato and Pat Tanaka. Slaughter pulled Fuji down and then whipped him right in to a Three Point Stance clothesline from Duggan. Fuji was out of the match from that point on. From there it seemed like the Orient Express were more concerned with caring for their manager which eventually allowed Slaughter to lock Kato in the Camel Clutch while Duggan jumped up and grabbed the Japanese flag. Tanaka, who had been caring for Fuji, did not see it in time to prevent Duggan from grabbing it. Team USA were the victors of this hard fought, yet rather bizarre match.
After the match, Slaughter and Duggan took turns holding on to the Japanese flag while the Orient Express stormed the ring to try and recapture their flag. Duggan put an end to that by nailing both Kato and Tanaka with clotheslines. Slaughter finished things by breaking the flag over his knee. The Orient Express held their heads down low in embarrassment in failing to protect their flag. The Express helped Fuji to the back all the while Mr. Fuji was vowing revenge.
An advertisement aired for WrestleMania VIII on April 5th at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana.
After another batch of advertisements, Governor of Texas Anne Richards was in the ring with “Mean” Gene Okerlund. Anne Richards announced that she had a plaque to be given to the Texas wrestler of the year, “the Texas Tornado” Kerry Von Erich! Kerry got a big ovation from his home state as he clapped hands with fans on the way down the aisle. He accepted the plaque and began to give an acceptance speech as to how proud he was to come from Texas when the lights began to flicker.
A man stepped out from the entrance curtain with white face paint. He was dressed all in black with tattooed arms and was holding a cane with what looked like shrunken skulls dangling from it. Beside him was a blonde lady with the sides of her head shaven and tattoos of blue lines where the hair should be. Kerry Von Erich looked a little nervous as the man entered the ring alongside his woman. Okerlund and Gov. Richards both hightailed it out of the ring as the man walked up to Kerry and grabbed his microphone. The man said his name was Papa Shango and the woman was Luna Vachon. Shango said that he was here to showcase his power in the WWF and would begin with “the Texas Tornado.” Shango started to chant something and wave his cane around while Vachon did some sort of odd dance in the ring that mostly looked like convulsions. Kerry Von Erich looked almost hypnotized before shaking his head rapidly and nailing Shango with the Tornado Punch! Shango went down to one knee, but continued his chanting. Kerry looked like he was winding up for another shot, but instead he stopped himself. Shango tapped the cane against Kerry’s head and the Von Erich’s eyes closed. Shango, his mission accomplished, left the ring with his lady friend, Luna Vachon, following closely thereafter. What shocked the crowd was that “the Texas Tornado” also followed these two deranged people back to the dressing room. The crowd began to boo as Shango continued his chant back up the aisle.
Monsoon wanted to know just what the heck he had seen. Heenan didn’t have an answer for him, but it was obvious that he was spooked. Heenan said that he was going to call President Tunney and make it clear that he didn’t want to be in the arena with those two nutcases. Monsoon talked like Kerry Von Erich had been put into a trance by the man known as Papa Shango. He hoped somebody would cut them off in the back and not let Von Erich leave the arena with Shango and Vachon.
Right as the bell rang for our main event it became pretty clear what Mr. Perfect and Ric Flair’s master plan was. The bell rang and Flair immediately walked up and slapped the referee. Flair then strutted back to his corner with a huge smile. Heenan began talking on commentary that Flair should be immediately disqualified and since there wasn’t a winner of the fall then there would have to be another way to determine Flair’s challenger. Heenan laughed hysterically while Monsoon hoped that Flair wouldn’t get away with this. The referee was stunned and hurt at first, but then leaned through the ropes and told something to Howard Finkel at ringsisde. Finkel in turn announced that Ric Flair had not been disqualified, but if he does anything to disqualify himself during the match then he will be forced to forfeit the World Heavyweight Championship. Flair threw a fit in the ring, Perfect became irate at ringside, and Heenan about cried on commentary about how unfair this was to Flair. With that the bell rang a second time and our main event was under way.
Sid Justice and Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair and The Undertaker when Hogan pinned R. Flair after a power bomb in 0:13:26. Rating: ****
Hulk Hogan didn’t allow Ric Flair time to discuss who would start the match as he grabbed Flair and immediately started to work on the World Champion. Hogan tried to stay in the match for as long as he could, but Sid Justice tagged himself in to have a chance at Ric Flair. Flair wasn’t just sitting there taking it, however, he fought back with everything he had. Flair appeared to not want in the ring as once he tagged out to the Undertaker it would be some time before he made it back to being the legal man. The match kept up at a rapid pace as each man would go for a pinfall whenever the opportunity arose. Unfortunately, however, that meant there were a lot of pinfall attempts after bodyslams and hip tosses. All four men had turns being in the ring with one another with mostly Flair and Hogan pairing off and Justice and ‘taker doing the same. Justice and the Undertaker really got into it at one point during the match as neither man would give in to the other. They exchanged fisticuffs like we hadn’t seen in awhile. Flair would eventually tag himself back in once the Undertaker had worn Sid down a bit. Flair worked over Sid’s leg in preparation for the Figure-Four, but there was the question as to if he could apply the move on such a large man. He answered that with an affirmative when he applied it in the center of the ring. Paul Bearer was a happy man on the outside because if Sid quit then the Undertaker would be going to WrestleMania.
Things did not go Bearer’s way, though, as Sid seemed to power out of the Figure Four and grab Flair by the throat! Both men slowly made their way to their feet where Sid drove Flair into the mat with a choke slam. Sid called for the end as the crowd roared in approval. Sid planted Flair with the Power Bomb, and it looked like it would be over. However, when Sid was going for the cover the Undertaker interrupted. ‘taker pushed Sid into the corner and the two men once again started exchanging fists. What nobody but the ref saw was that they were pushed into the corner where Hogan was standing and he made the tag! Hogan quickly covered Flair and hooked the leg, leading to the referee delivering the three count while Sid and the Undertaker were unaware. Hulk Hogan won the match! Hulk Hogan is going to WrestleMania VIII to face Ric Flair!
Hogan stood up to get his hand raised as Justice clotheslined the Undertaker over the top rope. Hogan started celebrating in the ring as his music played while Justice looked on furiously. Perfect helped Flair slide out of the ring and to the back while Hogan posed to the crowd’s cheers. Justice took a step or two towards Hogan, but then thought better of it. Hogan turned around in time to see Justice and offered him a handshake. Justice looked at the hand, but did not shake it. Instead Justice stepped over the top rope and walked back to the locker rooms. He even pushed a camera man over as he walked by.
Back in the ring Hulk Hogan continued to flex and pose for the fans while Heenan kept screaming how unfair this was to Flair. Monsoon thought we might just be looking at the future four time World Heavyweight Champion. Monsoon thanked everyone for tuning in and made sure people knew that they did not want to miss Prime Time Wrestling this Monday night where they will try and sort out everything. Monsoon wished everyone a goodnight to close the show.
Monday on Prime Time Wrestling we will all see the fallout from Saturday Night’s Main Event. Hulk Hogan is the new number one contender for the World Heavyweight Title! And it was pretty clear that Sid Justice was not a happy man. Bret Hart has earned the right to challenge for the Intercontinental Title, and that means a future match with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper! We will be sure to hear from Hogan and Bret Hart! And in the feature match the Beverly Brothers take on the New Foundation! These two teams have been itching to get at one another and next Monday night they will finally get that opportunity!
And on the next Superstars! a tag team match has been signed as IRS will team with “the Model” Rick Martel to face Tatanka and “the British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith! And “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart has something to reveal and will do so next week! Could this possibly have something to do with Mr. Perfect and Ric Flair? Plus we were just given word that the Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage will speak out about the Undertaker, Jake Roberts, and their newly found friendship. Be sure to tune in next week!
The Orient Express have been released from their contracts. We wish them the best in the future endeavors. Mr. Fuji is going to take some time off to try and recuperate from some nagging injuries that have sprung up as of late, but will remain with the company.
Yes! Glad to see this was done tonight before I went to bed.
Didn't see a World Tag Team Title change taking place tonight. Color me surprised. I'll be honest - when I was a kid, I was a HUGE Natural Disasters mark. Easily my favorite tag team when I first started getting into wrestling. I think there's just more mileage in the Disasters as champs.
Bret Hart wins the match, as does Piper his. All of this angle was great, but really, this is how it had to end. Piper vs. Bret was a great angle and great match in real life - no reason to fix what wasn't broken there.
Michaels wins, as he should have, but didn't see Jannetty returning so quickly. I'm a fan of this. Right after the turn, a Rockers singles match at WM 8 would have been great.
Really liked the Funeral Parlor segment, even if it did have all that Ultimate Warrior baggage. I am intrigued to see how you write Warrior though. I've always had trouble in the past, because he's a guy that's really pretty useless if he's not dominating. I do like that you kept Savage/Roberts going. I felt in real life that the angle died out way too quickly and suddenly when it had a lot of legs.
PAPA SHANGO!!! YES! 'Nuff said.
Hogan wins... I'm hoping you do Flair vs. Hogan, but really, who knows what's going to happen with Sid in the mix. I won't believe it'll be Flair/Hogan until it actually happens.
Great stuff... now let's start the build to Mania in my (kind of) hometown!
I was a big fan of the Natural Disasters. Same with the Twin Towers. I have no idea why I enjoy two fatties teaming together, but I apparently do.
Yeah, I had a hard time moving away from Hart-Piper since I enjoyed it so much the original way. I will add my own twist on to it, however.
I assume the original plan was for Michaels to face Jannetty at WrestleMania VIII, but it didn't go through since Jannetty was released.
I never understood why they didn't have Roberts-Savage at WMVIII, but I guess that would leave the Undertaker with nothing to do. I have never had to write for Warrior, so this should be interesting. If he becomes a bear to write then I may have to drop him.
Hogan/Flair seems to be the front runner for the main event now.
Thanks for the comments, now I get to take a second to breathe. I kind of went through a writing burst there the last few days.
Host: Vince McMahon Discussion Panel: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, Mr. Perfect Commentators for Matches: Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan, Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect, Sean Mooney and Lord Alfred Hayes
Vince McMahon welcomed everyone to tonight’s show. McMahon and Gorilla Monsoon both seemed pleased to announce that Hulk Hogan was victorious at Saturday Night’s Main Event and had earned the right to face Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania VIII. Bobby Heenan was in denial, saying that Hogan shouldn’t have ever been put in that tag match to begin with. Mr. Perfect said that Ric Flair should have been disqualified at the beginning of the match, and he had already started to file paperwork to protest the decision in the match. McMahon told him that he could do whatever he likes, but the fact is that Hulk Hogan will be facing Ric Flair at WrestleMania VIII. Heenan told them that it would not matter, and Flair would prove himself to be the best World Champion the WWF has ever seen. Perfect agreed with Heenan, stating that we all saw how afraid Hogan was of Flair, and that he let Sid Justice do all of the dirty work at Saturday Night’s Main Event. Monsoon said he saw nothing of the sort. Perfect and Heenan argued this point with Monsoon while McMahon sent it to the ring to see the Bushwhackers in action.
The Bushwhackers (Bushwhacker Luke and Bushwhacker Butch) defeated Jim Cooper and Paul Simpson when Luke pinned Simpson with the Battering Ram in 0:03:38. Rating: * ½
Back in the WWF studios, all four men continued to debate Hogan’s tactics towards getting the pinfall on Ric Flair to earn the title shot. Heenan thought it was cowardly, but Monsoon said it was no different than when Sid Justice threw out Hogan from behind in the Royal Rumble. Mr. Perfect called Monsoon a hypocrite since he had complained about Justice’s actions at the Rumble. McMahon said that he had personally talked to Sid Justice after SNME, and Sid promised that he would speak out on what happened at SNME next week on Prime Time Wrestling.
This led into a discussion about another major happening in the WWF when “Rowdy” Roddy Piper successfully defended his Intercontinental Title against Ted DiBiase at SNME. Not only that, but Bret Hart defeated the Mountie to become the new number one contender. Heenan could not wait to see Piper and Hart tear into one another. Perfect said that Piper breaks a ton of rules, and we will see how much Monsoon and McMahon want to cheer him on when he’s doing it against “the Hitman.” McMahon thought we’d see a nice, clean encounter between the two to see who the better man is, but Heenan said that the only losers think that way.
Sean Mooney interviewed Bret Hart backstage in the locker rooms. Bret told the Mountie that maybe he should get some respect for the real Mounties up north. Bret said that it was an honor and privilege to be the one to shock him back into reality. Hart was happy that Roddy Piper retained the IC Title because he had a great deal of respect for Piper, however, respect would not deter him from wrestling the match of his life and regaining the title that rightfully belonged to him.
Warlord made Koko B. Ware submit to the Full Nelson in 0:06:32. Rating: ***
Koko B. Ware tried to hit and run his way to victory here tonight, but the Warlord would have none of it. Once he was able to grab a hold of Ware, he nearly took his head off with a clothesline. A big powerslam followed. Warlord tried to apply the Full Nelson, but Koko was able to roll through it, hook Warlord’s legs, and almost get the three count. Warlord didn’t take too kindly to that, as in retaliation he smashed Ware with a forearm to the nose. Ware was groggy enough this time for Warlord to hook on the Full Nelson. Koko struggled mightily, but Warlord’s grip was just too tight. The submission came pretty quickly after Ware realized he would not be escaping the hold.
Harvey Wippleman got on the ringside microphone after the match, and he said that there was no man that could break Warlord’s Full Nelson. He said Warlord was going to accomplish bigger and better things.
Back in the WWF studios, Vince McMahon brought up the topic of the flag match at Saturday Night’s Main Event. Monsoon said it was a feel good moment watching Slaughter and Duggan waving the US flag in victory. Heenan said it made him sick to his stomach to see the disrespect they showed Mr. Fuji. Perfect said that he had to visit Mr. Fuji in the hospital due to what Slaughter and Duggan had done. Monsoon stated that you should not get in the ring if you did not want to be involved in the match. McMahon said that Mr. Fuji was fine, but had called into the WWF studios and said he was working on a master plan to get revenge on Team USA. This meant that Fuji would be taking a trip back to Japan and may not be seen for some time. Heenan wondered what this meant for the Berzerker. McMahon said he would have a match up next, and it would be interesting to see just how responds to the absence of Fuji.
The Berzerker defeated Lee Thomas by countout in 0:03:40. Rating: * 1/2
The Berzerker did seem a little lost out there tonight. It might have taken him a little longer to achieve victory, but he was able to do so via countout after he pummeled his opponent throughout the match. Fuji never did break him of his habit of tossing men over the top rope to win his matches by the ten count, and now, it looks like it may never be broken. After the match, the Berzerker looked around like he was looking for Fuji, but eventually stomped to the back.
Perfect thought that it was a shame to see the Berzerker out there without any leadership, but Heenan said the Berzerker might be even more dangerous this way. Monsoon hoped that if the Berzerker did decide to sign with another manager that he would use better sense than to sign with a guy like Mr. Fuji again.
Virgil defeated Jake Roberts by disqualification in 0:09:56. Rating: * ½
Jake Roberts was in a foul mood after what happened at SNME. Virgil did not make it any better by almost stealing a victory from him with a missile dropkick. Roberts was aware enough to put his foot on the bottom rope to break up the count. Jake, at that point, realized he was dealing with more than a nuisance in Virgil. Virgil kept up his flurry of offense, but Roberts was eventually able to regain control, and laid him out with the DDT. Instead of going for the pin, however, he applied a chokehold. He kept releasing at the count of four, but reapplied it several times. The referee decided he had seen enough and disqualified Jake “the Snake” Roberts.
If Roberts’ mood wasn’t great to begin with, this tipped the scales. Roberts shoved the referee out of the way, and he immediately went back to trying to choke the life out of Virgil. Referees and officials stormed the ring to try and pull Roberts off. It took nearly five refs to pull Roberts off, but once they had it appeared like Roberts was confused as to why they were upset. Roberts shrugged his shoulders and left the ring while medics checked up on Virgil, who was gasping for air.
Monsoon could not believe Jake Roberts’ actions. McMahon said that President Tunney had already fined him an undisclosed amount of money for what occurred at SNME, and he was pretty sure that there would be another substantial fine after what just happened. Perfect thought that the referee should go back to school since it was clear Jake was breaking the choke at the count of four. Heenan said that if we are not willing to follow the rules, why do we need them? Monsoon seethed while McMahon said we would hear from Randy Savage and the Ultimate Warrior on Superstars! this weekend. McMahon was surprised as anyone that they would be watching each other’s backs, but was happy that they could put their differences aside to try and battle the demented team of the Undertaker and Jake Roberts.
An advertisement aired for WrestleMania VIII on April 5th at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Big Boss Man pinned Lee Armstrong with the Boss Man Slam in 0:03:08. Rating: **
Big Boss Man’s opponent tonight tried to use a few underhanded techniques, and that is never going to make Big Boss Man happy. After the match was over, Boss Man handcuffed Lee to the top rope before reading him his rights.
A WWF Update! with “Mean” Gene Okerlund aired. Okerlund recapped Roddy Piper’s Intercontinental Title defense against Ted DiBiase including the interference by the Barbarian, Sherri Martel, and Repo Man. Okerlund said that Piper had these words to say after SNME.
Piper told DiBiase that put up one heck of a fight, but that he could not get the job done. Piper said that DiBiase would never get the job done as long as he continues to rely on the bunch of goofs he has hanging around him. Piper said he had handled DiBiase and the Barbarian, but he wanted to get his hands on the thief. Piper told Repo Man that he might have stolen the Million Dollar Belt from Virgil, but he didn’t steal the IC Title away from him. Piper was going to give him another chance, however, and challenged him to an IC Title match next week on Prime Time. Piper learned a lesson early in life to earn everything and never steal anything. Piper was going to teach Repo that lesson next week.
Ric Flair made Jimmy Snuka submit to the Figure-Four Leglock in 0:06:56. Rating: ** 1/2 (Ric Flair retained the WWF Heavyweight Title.)
Ric Flair was not a happy man after what happened at SNME, and tonight he wanted a chance to redeem himself a bit. Unfortunately, in trying to show off, he almost forgot that he was wrestling a former top-tier wrestler. Jimmy Snuka knew that his might be one of his last shots at the Heavyweight Title and did not want to have any regrets. He came extremely close to winning it all when he used a series of headbutts to knock Flair to the mat. Snuka quickly went to the top rope, but the Superfly Splash missed by inches as Flair moved out of the way. Flair seemed to realize how close he was to losing his title as he regained his focus and went to work on the knee. Snuka doesn’t submit often, but he probably doesn’t feel the pressure of a Ric Flair Figure-Four very frequently either.
Once Flair was announced as the victor, Perfect entered the ring, and along with Flair, stomped at Snuka for several seconds until the referee could tear them off. It looked like Flair wanted a little bit more of an easier match than Snuka was willing to offer, and Flair was not happy about it. Flair high fived Perfect, and held the title over his head as the crowd jeered.
Back in the WWF studios, Monsoon told Perfect that if he wants to keep putting his hands on other wrestlers maybe he should think about rejoining the active roster. Perfect scoffed at the idea, and he told Monsoon to mind his own business. Heenan said that Flair put on quite the show, and he didn’t expect Snuka to be superflying anywhere in the near future. McMahon said that Jimmy Snuka always puts up a good fight, but Ric Flair has just been unbeatable as of late, that is, unless you count SNME. Perfect said that Flair’s loss at SNME was all part of the plan, but both Heenan and Perfect seemed a little bit nervous. Monsoon asked Perfect if part of the plan was to lose the World Title to Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania because that is what he saw happening. Perfect promised that Flair would never lose the title and especially not to some no-talent like Hulk Hogan. While Perfect and Heenan continued to argue with Monsoon’s about Hogan’s odds, McMahon sent it to a clip of Sean Mooney interviewing Hogan after SNME.
Mooney didn’t’ even get a word in before Hogan said that tonight was a night for all Hulkamaniacs to remember. Hogan said that he and Sid put aside their differences for one night to battle the darkness of the Undertaker and the vileness of Ric Flair. Hogan thanked Sid for his efforts, but the power of Hulkamania could not be denied. Hulk knew where his destiny lied, and it was with him pinning Ric Flair at WrestleMania as the millions of fans cheered him on. Hogan wanted the world to know that this good guy was going to finish first, not last. Hogan said he was coming for Flair’s title, and what was Ric going to do when the pythons ran wild over Flair and Mr. Perfect?
Number-One-Contendership: The New Foundation (Owen Hart and Jim Neidhart) defeated The Beverly Brothers (Beau Beverly and Blake Beverly) when O. Hart pinned Beau with the Rocket Launcher in 0:13:47. Rating: ** ½
The New Foundation were the underdogs going into this match as the Beverly Brothers have had a great deal more experience in the tag team ranks. Blake and Beau knew this, and they used it to their full advantage. They were able to cut the ring off on Owen and slowly wore him down. Every time it looked like Owen might be able to make the tag to Neidhart, Blake or Beau would cut it off at the last second. Owen has his brother’s courage, however, and continued to fight back with everything he had. This allowed him to make the hot tag to “the Anvil,” which sent the match into a melee. Things slowed down once again with the Beverly Brothers working their way back in to control. Things changed when the Genius could not contain himself any longer as he got up on the ring apron to argue with the referee. It looked like Blake and Beau were going to use this to their advantage, but Owen Hart entered the ring to break up the double teaming. During the brawl, Owen threw Beau in to the Genius. Beau and the Genius knocked heads, and the Genius fell to the ringside floor. Owen Hart climbed to the top while Neidhart dispatched Blake. The Rocket Launcher sent Owen over halfway across the ring, and when it connected you knew the match was over. The New Foundation are the new number one contenders for the World Tag Team Titles!
Owen and Neidhart celebrated in the ring as the crowd went crazy. It did not last for long, however, as Earthquake, Typhoon, and Jimmy Hart stepped into the entrance aisle. ‘quake and Typhoon mockingly clapped for the Foundation, but Neidhart and Owen stood in the ring defiantly. They even motioned for the Natural Disasters to join them in the ring, but the World Tag Team Champions were not budging. Officials came out to make sure that neither team got involved with one another as we cut back to the WWF studios.
Monsoon congratulated the New Foundation, and McMahon couldn’t believe that the New Foundation were able to defeat the veteran team of the Beverly Brothers. Heenan said they may have been victorious here tonight, but it meant nothing if they couldn’t beat the Natural Disasters. Perfect put the odds of that happening at around zero. McMahon said that the New Foundation has more heart than any other team in the WWF, and they just might be able to win the Tag Team Titles. Perfect promised it never would happen. Monsoon was happy that the New Foundation proved that they could stand up for themselves when confronted by bullies like the Beverly Brothers. Heenan called it a slanderous attack on his good friends, but Monsoon reminded him of what Blake and Beau tried to do to Owen Hart and Jim Neidhart just a week ago on Superstars! As Monsoon argued with Perfect and Heenan, McMahon made sure everybody tuned in to Superstars! this weekend, and he also reminded the audience that the Road to WrestleMania is well under way, but one thing was definite, Hulk Hogan will face Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania!
On Superstars! this week, a tag team match is set as IRS will team with “the Model” Rick Martel to face Tatanka and “the British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith! And “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart has something to reveal, and will do so next week! Could this possibly have something to do with Mr. Perfect and Ric Flair? Plus, we were just given word that the Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage will speak out about the Undertaker, Jake Roberts, and their newly found friendship. Be sure to tune in next week!
Next Monday on Prime Time Wrestling, we will get to hear what Sid Justice has to say about what occurred at Saturday Night’s Main Event. Marty Jannetty will be in action for the first time since he was thrown through a glass window by Shawn Michaels. “The Texas Tornado” Kerry Von Erich will face Skinner, and remember, we haven’t seen Kerry Von Erich since he left the arena with Papa Shango and Luna Vachon. And in our feature bout, Roddy Piper’s request has been granted as he will face the Repo Man with the Intercontinental Title on the line!
Post by snabbit888 on Jun 20, 2011 20:17:50 GMT -5
Wrestlemania only a month away! Woohoo!
New Foundation are the #1 contenders... nice. I'm guessing they get the title match at Mania, but I can't imagine they win that one. Liked the bit with the Disasters coming out and taunting them though.
The commentary from the studios remains one of the best written things on the board. Gets stories over so well. I'm invested in just about every story in your circuit, and this is a huge reason why.
New Foundation vs. the Natural Disasters is a bit of a dream match for me. Signs do point to the match happening at WrestleMania, but no guarantees.
I'm glad you like the discussion panel. It's one of the few unique ways I've found to write up cards. The style pops it's head in every now and then during Superstars!, but it is what keeps Prime Time Wrestling going. I wasn't for sure if it would get over, but apparently it has done it's job. Just as long as I don't let the commentators get too much air time, it is a nice, fun way to build up feuds. Plus, with WCW '92 I had the recap at the end of every card. I came to realize that I dreaded writing it, and it delayed cards a ton. This way I do it during the writeup, and I don't have to mess with any recap later on.
It's funny you should say that. I also hate doing the recap for a card as well, which is why I'm glad my "major shows only" format right now doesn't really necessitate it. It'll be something I need to figure out how to make work for my TV era.
Not sure why I hate the recap, but I'm assuming it's because I've already written about certain angles and don't feel like re-writing them a different way on the same card. I just hope that when you get to TV you don't burn out having to write a card for every week.
Glad to see the discussion panel is working. I was afraid most people would not enjoy it. I'm not a huge fan of commentators saying much in most circuits, but I was hoping this would find a way to work.
- Stupid Jimmy Hart! Impressive feat of strength by Animal, but somebody that experienced should know better than to leave your partner in the ring. I'm not a Disasters fan at any cost, but the best team may have won.
- Oh man. A top contender match for the IC title? I want back to that time where the IC belt actually meant something. Fortunately, that's why I stop by your circuit.
- Michaels wins as he should, but Jannetty's return can only mean one thing - feud!
- I thought DiBiase would win the belt for sure. Piper seems like some sort of twiner though, so he might be the heel against Bret. Or he might turn completely. Or DiBiase may win it on Superstars. I don't know, maybe he'll feud against the Barbarian? Ahhh.. the possibilities!
- Very cool Funeral Parlor segment! When I first started watching wrestling in the mid 80s, I remember Roberts feuding with Steamboat and placing the snake on him. I kinda got that flashback when I read this. Even though it was almost nothing like it. Oh well.
- The right team won the flag match, and I bet the crowd loved it. Personally, X on a pole match (which a Flag Match is a variant of), is one of the stupidest matches I know of, both as a wrestler and as a fan.
- Ooh, so those strange noises were from Papa Shango. Intrigued to see what you'll do here.
- Hogan wins and Justice is not happy. This has long-term build-up all over it. Maybe Justice'll cost Hogan his title at Mania?
Nice follow-up to SNME. It's interesting that you have so many great wrestlers that didn't even get time on the PPV (like Tatanka, Boss Man, Beverly Brothers, New Foundation, etc). I more or less has to use every single wrestler I have for my PPVs
How do you like writing stuff for Hogan? For some reason I have this notion that it's hard..
Nice follow-up to SNME. It's interesting that you have so many great wrestlers that didn't even get time on the PPV (like Tatanka, Boss Man, Beverly Brothers, New Foundation, etc). I more or less has to use every single wrestler I have for my PPVs
How do you like writing stuff for Hogan? For some reason I have this notion that it's hard..
I'm the same way. I'm going to try to shy away from that more when I actually start TV and PPVs, but I've always tried to get everyone on my roster involved in the show in some way (match, interview segment, run-in, etc.) It can lead to some lackluster segments just for the sake of getting everyone involved.
I find it a little bit less stressful to just let PPVs kind of evolve on their own. I like having a few matches that end angles on my regular weekly cards. It doesn't work so well for some of my main eventers, but I didn't think that the Beverly Brothers-New Foundation had to have their match on SNME. Same could have been said for Team USA-Orient Express. I could have flip-flopped those, but I already had a number one contenders match on the show, so I thought it fit better as a main event on PTW.
I like to have most of my guys having something to do. If it be an angle or a feud, it just helps me stay interested in them. I also try to let them show up at least once per week. That's a lot easier to do when you have two shows a week, however. I don't really feel the pressure to put certain guys on PPVs unless they are the main eventers as they'll get airtime during the weekly shows. Plus, if I tried to book a PPV match for each of my guys I'd have around 15 matches since my roster is pretty big.
Hogan is alright. He's not my favorite guy to write for, but he fits the role of main event face pretty well right now. I'm trying to stay pretty realistic with promos and that makes Hogan pretty tough. He always thought of himself as such a good guy, even though he did so many heelish things.
Vince McMahon welcomed everyone to today’s edition of Superstars! McMahon announced that Hulk Hogan was able to walk out of Saturday Night’s Main Event with the right to face Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania VIII. Mr. Perfect tried to cut in, saying that it never should have happened that way, but McMahon would have none of it. McMahon said that we would hear from the World Champion later on in the show. McMahon also told the viewing audience that the Natural Disasters did what most people thought impossible, winning the World Tag Team Titles from the Legion of Doom. Perfect did not know how a team like Earthquake and Typhoon could be underrated, but they were, and with Jimmy Hart by their side they may be unstoppable. McMahon told Perfect that the Legion of Doom would not just go away, and they will be looking for a rematch, not to mention the new number one contenders, the New Foundation. Perfect said that the New Foundation are just like buzzing gnats to a team like the Natural Disasters, a nuisance and nothing more.
McMahon said that one team that did not have things go their way this week were the Beverly Brothers. McMahon said that the Beverly Brothers lost their number one contenders match to the New Foundation on Prime Time Wrestling. Perfect admitted that he was surprised they had lost, but if he knew them, and he does, they would be in a pretty foul mood going into their match today.
The Beverly Brothers (Beau Beverly and Blake Beverly) defeated Jim Cooper and Paul Simpson when Beau pinned Simpson with the Shaker Heights Spike in 0:02:24. Rating: **
Perfect was correct in stating that the Beverly Brothers would probably be in a foul mood. After the match, Blake and Beau tossed their opponents over the top rope and to the floor. The Genius grabbed a ringside microphone and told Bret Hart that it was all his fault that the Beverlys were not the number one contenders to the tag titles. Genius said that his master plan, getting rid of Owen Hart for good, would have worked if it had not been for Bret Hart’s meddling ways. The Genius demanded retribution next week on Superstars! He wanted a tag team match against Bret Hart to show him not to cross the Beverlys or the Genius.
Jim Duggan pinned Dale Wolfe with the Three Point Stance in 0:02:03. Rating: **
Throughout the match, Perfect, on commentary, said that he had talked to Mr. Fuji over in Japan this week. He said that Fuji was disgusted by Team USA, and what they had done to him at SNME. Fuji told him that he had big plans for Sgt. Slaughter and Jim Duggan.
A WWF Update! with “Mean” Gene Okerlund aired. Okerlund talked about the surprise return of the Ultimate Warrior last week on SNME. A clip was shown of Roberts and the Undertaker threatening Randy Savage, who was tied up in the ropes. The footage showed Ultimate Warrior sprinting down the aisle and clearing the ring to a huge ovation from the crowd. Okerlund brought up the feud the Warrior and Savage had a year ago, which ended with Warrior forcing Savage to retire, and Miss Elizabeth and Savage reuniting at the end of the match. Okerlund never thought he would see these two on the same side, but it appears that is the case due to the antics of Jake “the Snake” Roberts and the Undertaker.
Sean Mooney interviewed Savage and Warrior in the locker rooms. Savage said when he woke up the morning after Tuesday in Texas, Elizabeth by his side, quietly crying into her pillow, the handprint of Jake Roberts on her cheek, he knew that this wasn’t about just himself anymore. Savage told Roberts that he had taken away Elizabeth’s dignity and Savage’s manhood. Never once had someone laid his hands on her because Savage would not allow it. Savage said that Roberts not only hurt Elizabeth, he hurt their marriage. Savage questioned if Elizabeth could ever feel safe again by Savage’s side and that thought drove him crazy inside. Savage knew he had to show Roberts and the Undertaker what they had done to him could never be forgiven, could never be forgotten, and they would pay for their crimes. Savage said he might have a couple of screws loose, but he wasn’t insane. He knew that there was no way he could ruin the lives of the men that ruined his without some help. He said the only one that he knew could get the job done was the man that took everything “the Macho Man” could dish out and keep on coming, the Ultimate Warrior.
Warrior said it was an honor to stand beside “the Macho Man” in battle. He told the Undertaker and Roberts that he could feel the power of the darkness, he had fought through it many of times, but that they had given in to the demons. Warrior said as a young warrior he felt the pull, the desire, the want of corruption, but he refused to give in. And from a young warrior, he became the Ultimate Warrior. Roberts and the Undertaker could not restrain themselves from the promise of power that the darkness gives because they were weak. Warrior said Savage had finally beaten back the darkness, and now, as Warriors of the Light, they would destroy the vile spawn known as the Undertaker and Jake Roberts. Warrior claimed that the darkness had no power over him, and thus the Undertaker and Roberts had no power over him. Warrior said with the strength of the little warriors all over the land pumping through him, he would annihilate Undertaker, Paul Bearer, and Jake Roberts.
Skinner pinned Scott Hen with the Gatorbreaker in 0:03:16. Rating: **
Before our next match, a man with glasses, a bright red jacket, and a tennis racquet stepped into the ring. Vince McMahon introduced the man as Jim Cornette, but wondered why he was in a WWF ring? Perfect said he was a great friend of his, but was also interested to see what Cornette was doing.
Cornette grabbed a ringside microphone and told the crowd to shut up. It became pretty clear quickly that he was not going to be one of the fans’ favorite personalities. Cornette said he had scoured the globe, and was lucky enough to find two men that exemplify the art of tag team wrestling. Cornette knew that he was known for making tag teams into champions, and this time would be no different. He told the men in the crowd to make sure their girlfriends didn’t faint dead away onto the floor as he introduced the greatest tag team he had ever seen, the Heavenly Bodies.
The Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy Del Ray and Tom Prichard) defeated The Avery Brothers (Bob Avery and Mark Avery) when J. Del Ray pinned M. Avery with the Moonsault in 0:03:48. Rating: ** ¼
The Heavenly Bodies looked like they wanted to impress some people, and they did just that. Cornette spent most of the match jumping around in excitement for every move that the Bodies hit. The end saw “Doctor of Desire” Tom Prichard drop Mark Avery with the Doctor Bomb, setting up a beautiful Moonsault from “Gigolo” Jimmy Del Ray.
After the match, Cornette got back on the microphone and announced them as the winners and future World Tag Team Champions.
Shawn Michaels pinned Doug Somers with the Teardrop Suplex in 0:03:13. Rating: **
Marty Jannetty cut an insert promo during Shawn Michaels’ match. Jannetty told Michaels he only received a small portion of what he had coming at SNME. Jannetty said they may have been friends for years, but he would have no regrets making Michaels feel the pain he went through when Shawn threw him through that window.
Shawn Michaels won his match, but it looked like he had other things on his mind. He kept looking to the back, apparently expecting Marty Jannetty to make an appearance at any point. Jannetty never did, and Michaels was able to secure the victory with the Teardrop Suplex.
A pre-recorded interview by Sean Mooney aired with Ric Flair in the locker room. Flair had the WWF Title on his shoulder and was in one of his luxurious robes. Flair said that it all worked out for the best at SNME. Flair admitted that he was getting goosebumps when he thought about wrestling Hulk Hogan at the biggest stage of them all, WrestleMania. Flair told Hogan he was lying to himself if he thought that he could beat Flair for the WWF Title. Flair said he and Hogan had gotten into the business within a few years of one another, but they went on separate paths. And while Hogan had his future handed to him, Flair had to punch, kick, and scratch a spot for himself. Flair said that while Hogan was making movies and signing posters for little kids, he was bleeding in cages, being hit over the head with chairs, riding in limousines, enjoying beautiful women, drinking champagne until morning, and doing it all over again every single night, and through it all became a ten time World Heavyweight Champion. Flair said that the main difference between himself and Hogan is that he loves the sport of professional wrestling. While Hogan’s goal in life might be to rub shoulders with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Flair’s only goal in life is to hold onto the WWF Title. Flair stated that the WWF Title is the only thing that means anything to him, and he would have to bleed his last drop of blood before he’d let it go. Flair said that they don’t call him the “Dirtiest Player in the Game” for nothing, and if Hogan thought he was going to get a one on one match to prove who the better man is, he was sorely mistaken. Flair told Hogan to be ready for the match of his life because he was bringing his A game to WrestleMania.
Tito Santana pinned Ted DiBiase after a flying clothesline in 0:09:04. Rating: *** ¼
Ted DiBiase was not a happy man after losing his Intercontinental Title match against Roddy Piper at SNME. His mood couldn’t have improved much after tonight’s match. Tito Santana is always a tough opponent, but with the Barbarian and “Sensational” Sherri accompanying DiBiase to the ring, you would think that DiBiase had the advantage. It looked like things would go his way, but throughout the match you could see Sherri slowly inching herself closer and closer to the Barbarian. Eventually, Sherri jumped into the Barbarian’s arms and started to kiss him. Barbarian tried to fight her off for a few seconds but then stopped. And then it looked like he was enjoying it as well! This really seemed to distract DiBiase, who yelled at them to cut it out. DiBiase’s attention seemed to focus on his entourage on the outside, and that is never a good thing when you are facing a ring veteran like Santana. When DiBiase turned around, he was nailed by a flying clothesline by Tito. Tito quickly hooked the legs, and despite DiBiase’s best efforts, he was unable to kick out.
DiBiase threw another temper tantrum in the ring as Santana celebrated his victory. DiBiase berated the Barbarian and Sherri, but as soon as he turned around, they began to hold hands. It looks like Sherri might have won over the Barbarian.
A promo aired where Bret Hart accepted the Beverly Brothers’ challenge from earlier on in the show. Hart said he would have no problems facing them, and he had just the right partner in mind. Hart said that he had done a favor for Roddy Piper when he teamed up with him to face DiBiase and the Barbarian, and now, it was time to ask for Piper to pay him back. Hart told the Beverly Brothers and the Genius that next week he and Piper would teach them a thing or two in the ring.
The Undertaker pinned Pete Sanchez after a choke slam in 0:01:07. Rating: *
The Undertaker and Paul Bearer cut an insert promo during the match. Bearer told Randy Savage that he made a grave mistake when he called for the help of the Ultimate Warrior. Bearer said he would have made sure that Savage was dealt with gently, and he would have looked in on Elizabeth when Savage was gone. Now, he was afraid, Savage would have to meet a much grislier end.
The Undertaker wasted no time with his opponent before stuffing him in a body bag.
“Mean” Gene Okerlund conducted an interview with Jimmy Hart up on the interview podium. Since Mr. Perfect seemed to be dodging him as of late, Jimmy wanted the entire world to understand an agreement the two men had. Jimmy said Perfect had promised a World Title shot for one of his men if the Nasty Boys would attack Hulk Hogan and Sid Justice a few weeks back. Perfect was now trying to renege on the deal. Perfect left McMahon at the announcer’s table and joined Jimmy Hart up on the podium, but the two men got into an argument. Perfect finally agreed that he had made that promise and for Jimmy Hart to decide on Jerry Sags or Brian Knobbs. Jimmy responded that Perfect had promised one of his men a title shot, not one of the Nasty Boys. With that, Earthquake and Typhoon, the Natural Disasters and World Tag Team Champions, joined Hart and Perfect. Jimmy said that a week from this Monday, on Prime Time Wrestling, it will be Ric Flair defending the World Heavyweight Title against Earthquake! Perfect looked stunned and tried to argue, but Earthquake tore the microphone out of “Mean” Gene’s hands. Earthquake told Flair that if he isn’t scared, he better get scared, because he is looking at the future World Champion. The Natural Disasters left the area with Jimmy Hart while Perfect kept pace, trying to argue with them.
This left McMahon alone for the final match of the evening. He didn’t seem to mind as he enjoyed the predicament that Perfect had put himself and Ric Flair in.
Davey Boy Smith and Tatanka defeated IRS and Rick Martel when Tatanka pinned IRS after a flying sunset flip in 0:11:10. Rating: ** ½
Tatanka really wanted to get his hands on IRS for most of the match, but IRS dodged the bullet by tagging in Rick Martel any time that Tatanka entered the ring. That could only last for so long, however. Martel and Davey Boy collided during a criss-cross, knocking both men to the mat. They both crawled their way to their corners and made tags to their partners. IRS now had no choice, but to get into the ring with Tatanka. Tatanka kept IRS off his feet until IRS was able to sneak in a low blow while the referee’s back was turned. From there, IRS tried to set Tatanka up for a superplex, but Tatanka was somehow able to regain his composure and push IRS off the top. Tatanka flew off with a flying sunset flip, catching IRS totally off guard. Davey Boy reentered the ring to cut Martel off from making the save, and Tatanka had a pinfall victory over IRS!
IRS couldn’t believe it as he argued with the referee about a fast count, but Tatanka, a newcomer to the WWF, had beaten the veteran. It was pretty clear that IRS was not going to take this very well.
Vince McMahon made sure everybody knew to tune in to Prime Time Wrestling this week for their current happenings in the WWF including Sid Justice speaking out for the first time since SNME. He wished everyone a good weekend to close the show.
Monday on Prime Time Wrestling, we will get to hear what Sid Justice has to say about what occurred at Saturday Night’s Main Event. Marty Jannetty will be in action for the first time since he was thrown through a glass window by Shawn Michaels. “The Texas Tornado” Kerry Von Erich will face Skinner, and remember, we haven’t seen Kerry Von Erich since he left the arena with Papa Shango and Luna Vachon. And in our feature bout, Roddy Piper’s request has been granted as he will face the Repo Man with the Intercontinental Title on the line!
Don’t forget that a week from Monday, Ric Flair will be defending his World Title against Earthquake! Just what did Mr. Perfect do? And how will Ric Flair respond?
On Superstars! next week, the Ultimate Warrior will have his first match in the WWF in several months as he’ll face Col. Mustafa. Plus, it has just been announced that “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has agreed to be Bret Hart’s tag team partner next week, so in our feature bout, the Beverly Brothers will face the team of Bret Hart and Roddy Piper!
The WWF has apparently come to some sort of agreement with Jim Cornette and his wrestling promotion, Smoky Mountain Wrestling. Jim Cornette will be an on-air talent as will the newly signed Heavenly Bodies. Stan Lane was originally scheduled to be a part of the team with Tom Prichard, but at the last minute Lane backed out, and Jimmy Del Ray was signed to take his place.
Very cool interview segment with Warrior and Savage! Flair too
Is this Cornette's debut in WWE? Your tag team division looks mightily strong.
Wow, a small upset with Santana defeating DiBiase. Barbarian and Sherri? Barbarian and Sherri, sitting in a tree... etc etc.. will this turn DiBiase face then?
I smell trouble brewing with Hart and Piper teaming up.
Wow, Earthquake versus Flair? I guess if you make a deal with the devil, you must pay the price. I like how you put mini-feuds within storylines, like Flair having to go up against Earthquake before Mania.
This is Cornette's debut in WWF. In reality, Cornette came to the WWF in 1993 and started up SMW in '92. I'm having him come in a bit early. Also, Stan Lane was part of the Heavenly Bodies with Tom Prichard at this time, but he did not want to be hired so I brought in Jimmy Del Ray a bit early as his replacement. I always liked Del Ray/Prichard better anyways.
The mini-feuds help hold my interest during the long haul between supercards/PPVs. Hopefully, it does the same for the readers.
Host: Vince McMahon Discussion Panel: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, Mr. Perfect Commentators for Matches: Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan, Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect, Sean Mooney and Lord Alfred Hayes[/b]
Prime Time Wrestling opened this week with a surprise appearance from Ric Flair. Flair and Bobby Heenan looked like they were arguing with Mr. Perfect while Gorilla Monsoon and Vince McMahon seemed to be getting quite the kick out of the disagreement. Things quickly calmed down after Vince reminded them they were on national television. Perfect could be overheard telling Flair not to worry. Flair still looked pretty upset when he turned to Vince and Gorilla. He cut an impromptu promo, stating that there was no way he was going to let some fat boy take his title. Flair didn’t care if the man weighed four hundred, five hundred, or a thousand pounds, Flair was walking out of the arena next week as champion. In response to Earthquake’s statements on Superstars!, Flair said that he wasn’t scared of some tub of lard that couldn’t go for ten minutes because the “Nature Boy” can go all night long. Flair burst off the set as Heenan continued his argument with Perfect. Meanwhile, McMahon tried to suppress his laughter as he sent it to the ring for the opening contest.
Hercules defeated Scotty Williams when Williams passed out in the Backbreaker in 0:03:20. Rating: **
Back in the WWF studios, Heenan wanted to make a statement. Heenan said that while he may not have known about Mr. Perfect’s extracurricular activities, he backed Perfect one hundred percent. He also knew that Ric Flair would have no problems defending his World Title against Earthquake next week. McMahon told the viewing audience, for those that didn’t know, about how Perfect had apparently made a deal with Jimmy Hart for the Nasty Boys to attack Hulk Hogan and Sid Justice a couple of weeks ago on Superstars!, and due to this, Jimmy Hart was promised that one of his men would be given a World Title shot. Monsoon questioned Perfect’s sanity, allowing “the Mouth of the South” to choose who he wanted to face Flair. Perfect responded that he had complete faith in Flair’s wrestling ability, and nobody would be a challenge for the World Champion. He even went so far as to call it a tune-up for Flair’s WrestleMania match against Hogan. McMahon thought he was nuts if he considered Earthquake anything less than a serious threat to the title reign of Ric Flair. McMahon sent it to the ring where the other team managed by Jimmy Hart, the Nasty Boys, would be in action.
The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) defeated Jim Powers and Danny Kamo when Sags pinned Kamo with the Flying Elbowdrop in 0:03:53. Rating: ** 1/4
The Nasty Boys and Jimmy Hart cut an insert promo during their match. Sags and Knobbs both thought they were being lost in the shuffle, and they were out to prove themselves as contenders for the Tag Titles. Sags said he didn’t care if the Natural Disasters were the champions, he wanted those belts. Knobbs said some people needed reminding about just how nasty they can get.
The Nasty Boys walked right through their competition here tonight. After the running powerslam/Flying Elbowdrop finish, Jerry Sags rubbed Danny Kamo’s face into Brian Knobb’s armpit, better known as the Pit Stop. This match just helps prove that Jimmy Hart is in control of two of the best tag teams in the WWF.
Before our next match, Harvey Wippleman and Warlord came down to the ring. Wippleman grabbed a microphone and announced Warlord’s Full Nelson as the most devastating hold in WWF history. He said that no man could break the Warlord’s grip once he had it locked on. Wippleman proceeded to challenge anyone from the back to come out and prove him wrong. Wippleman maybe got a little bit more than he bargained for when Greg “the Hammer” Valentine stepped out from the entrance curtain! Valentine has been sidelined for the past month with a neck injury, but it looked like he was all healed up and ready to get back into action. Valentine ripped the microphone out of Wippleman’s hand and called him a liar. He claimed that after he put Warlord in the Figure-Four, Warlord would understand the true meaning of a submission hold. Warlord ambushed Valentine at this time, and apparently instead of a Full Nelson challenge, we had a match on our hands.
Warlord made Greg Valentine submit to the Full Nelson in 0:07:03. Rating: * ¾
This was Warlord’s toughest challenge since acquiring Harvey Wippleman as his manager. Valentine took everything Warlord had to offer and kept fighting back. It looked like Valentine might even be able to earn the victory, but that changed when he bounced off the ropes, and Wippleman tripped him. Valentine looked like he was going to go after Harvey, but Warlord caught him from behind while he was distracted. Warlord hooked on the Full Nelson, and no matter who you are, you are not getting out of that hold. Valentine tried to fight his way out, but with the recent neck injury, he could only take so much before submitting.
Wippleman looked like he wanted to dish out a bit more punishment, however, as he demanded Warlord to continue to apply the Full Nelson. Valentine started to pass out from the pain as Warlord continued to squeeze. Things looked very bleak for “the Hammer” when the Big Boss Man slid into the ring with his nightstick! Boss Man blasted Warlord between the shoulder blades with the nightstick to make him break the hold. Boss Man took a swipe at Harvey as well, but Wippleman was able to duck out of the way and get out of the ring. Wippleman and Warlord did not seem happy as Boss Man checked up on Valentine.
Back in the WWF studios, Heenan asked what the deal was with people constantly sticking their noses in other people’s business. Perfect agreed with Heenan, it was getting out of hand. McMahon thought Boss Man had done the noble thing in rescuing Greg Valentine, especially considering Valentine’s recent neck problems. McMahon announced that due to the altercations that happened after the match, President Tunney has signed the Big Boss Man teaming up with Greg Valentine next week to face Warlord and any partner Harvey Wippleman can find. Heenan thought it was one of the best ideas Tunney had come up with, he couldn’t wait to see Warlord hook the Full Nelson onto Big Boss Man. Perfect said some people have to learn a lesson the hard way, Big Boss Man looks to be one of those people.
The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) defeated Brian Costello and Paul Sampson when Hawk pinned Costello with the Doomsday Device in 0:02:08. Rating: * ½
Legion of Doom looked odd without the Tag Titles, losing them on Saturday Night’s Main Event to the Natural Disasters. They want them back, and unfortunately for their opponents, they were in the way. Legion of Doom nearly decapitated Brian Costello with the Doomsday Device on their way to victory. Hawk told the camera that the Natural Disasters better be ready because they were coming for their titles.
A pre-recorded interview aired with the New Foundation. Owen Hart told the Natural Disasters they better not be taking them lightly. Jim Neidhart wanted to prove that he was capable of winning another tag team title, and he didn’t care if he had to go through two monsters like Earthquake and Typhoon to do it. Owen admitted this was a huge opportunity for him to get out of the shadow of his brother, Bret, and he was going to make sure he left it all in the ring when they get their shot at the titles.
A WWF Update! with “Mean” Gene Okerlund aired. Okerlund showed a clip from Saturday Night’s Main Event where Papa Shango and Luna Vachon made their debut. While doing so, they apparently hypnotized Kerry Von Erich. “The Texas Tornado” followed Shango and Vachon out of the arena that night, and he has not been heard from since. Okerlund had talked to several members of the Von Erich family, and they all seemed very worried about him. Okerlund sent it to the ring where Von Erich was supposed to be in action.
Kerry Von Erich made Skinner submit to the Claw in 0:04:40. Rating: * ½
In a disheartening turn of events, Kerry Von Erich was accompanied to the ring by Papa Shango and Luna Vachon. Kerry also had acquired a new look, it would seem, as he was wearing black tights with face paint that matched Shango’s. Skinner didn’t care about any new look of Kerry Von Erich, however, as he came to win a match. Skinner went right after Kerry, but Von Erich was able to shrug off most of the blows. Von Erich used most of the same offense, but things changed a bit when it became clear Von Erich had the match in hand. Instead of going for his Tornado Punch, he applied the Claw! The Claw is a move he has used occasionally here in the WWF but never to put away a match. This time Von Erich held onto the hold until Skinner had no choice but to submit.
The only problem was that Kerry Von Erich did not release the hold after the bell was rung. Von Erich continued to apply the hold as the referee tried to tear him off. Papa Shango started to chant as Luna danced around the ring. All of a sudden, a black goo started to leak from Skinner’s head where Von Erich had the Claw hooked on. The referee was eventually able to tear Kerry Von Erich off, but Skinner was unconscious by this time. Papa Shango, Luna Vachon, and Kerry Von Erich all left the ring and headed to the back while the ref called for help for Skinner.
Back in the WWF studios, all four men seemed at a loss for words. Vince McMahon did note that Skinner was checked out by the medical staff, and he was going to be okay and is cleared to wrestle. Perfect commented on how great Skinner must feel, he is okay to wrestle, but he had black goo leaking out of his forehead. Bobby Heenan continued to promise that if Papa Shango is in the arena, he would not be. Monsoon wanted to know just what kind of power he had over Kerry Von Erich because he knew the Von Erich family, and Kerry is the last one you would expect to be led astray. McMahon hoped someone would be able to get Kerry Von Erich out of that situation and quickly.
Randy Savage pinned Brooklyn Brawler with the Flying Elbowdrop in 0:03:14. Rating: * ¾
Jake Roberts cut an insert promo during the match. Roberts had to applaud Randy Savage’s efforts in finding a tag partner. Roberts never expected him to talk the Ultimate Warrior into teaming with him. Jake “the Snake” said it would not matter, however, as the plan he has for Savage is already in effect. Roberts said the only thing that Savage did was to guarantee Warrior’s demise as well as his own. He finished by telling Savage to have a good day because it’s one of his few remaining days left.
Savage did appear to have somewhat of a good day, at least in the ring, as he handily defeated the Brooklyn Brawler.
Vince McMahon said that President Jack Tunney had talked to him this morning, and because of the actions of Jake Roberts and the Undertaker, he knew that Randy Savage would not let things be. Because of this, Tunney was ordering a match for WrestleMania VIII. Jake “the Snake” Roberts and the Undertaker will team up to face Randy “Macho Man” Savage and the Ultimate Warrior! Heenan was shocked that the match was made, but Perfect was delighted. He knew that Savage and Warrior were in over their heads, and now, it was time for the rest of the world to see it. Monsoon, on the other hand, couldn’t wait for Savage to finally be able to get his hands on Roberts. McMahon brought up the wildcards of the match, Undertaker and the Ultimate Warrior. He didn’t see how any of these four men could be restrained by a referee or contained in a ring. McMahon and Heenan agreed, perhaps for the first time, that it was going to be complete and utter chaos.
Marty Jannetty pinned The Berzerker with the Rocker Dropper in 0:06:34. Rating: ** 1/2
Marty Jannetty’s return to the WWF would not be an easy one as he had to face off against the Berzerker. Jannetty was a house of fire tonight, however, and really took it to the much larger Berzerker. Without the aid of Mr. Fuji, Berzerker did not seem quite ready for the challenge, and Marty pulled off the upset victory. Shawn Michaels cannot be happy that Marty Jannetty is back in the WWF and aiming for him.
Sean Mooney conducted an interview with Sid Justice up on the podium. Justice said he had come to a realization after SNME. He said he should have known it after the Royal Rumble, but he was being naïve. He said he now knows that Hulk Hogan will always get all the breaks in the WWF. That was the only way to explain why after he was the last man eliminated from the Rumble, a match he was cheated out of, he was not given the World Title shot at WrestleMania. It was the only way to explain why the idiotic fans continued to cheer Hogan after he stole away the pinfall he had earned at SNME. The reasoning why he could beat Ric Flair with his eyes closed, yet Hogan was getting his millionth main event at WrestleMania. Sid Justice said he was through with the WWF. He said he would be sitting at home, watching WrestleMania on pay-per-view, and waiting for that phone call from the WWF, saying how sorry they were, and to please come back because they realized they lost the best thing in wrestling today. Justice said he could not wait to tell the WWF and President Tunney where they can put their apology. Justice slammed the microphone back into Mooney’s chest causing Mooney to land on his backside. Justice showed some rude gestures to the fans that were booing him as he stormed off the stage.
Back in the WWF studious, Gorilla Monsoon thought Sid Justice was totally off-base in his accusations. Monsoon said Hogan had worked hard to get the opportunities he has been given, and Justice was jealous of Hogan’s success. Heenan, of course, thought differently, saying that Justice was right on by stating he should be in the main event at WrestleMania. Heenan reminded everyone that Hogan might have cost Justice the World Title at the Royal Rumble and also stole the pinfall from Justice at SNME. Perfect said Justice was just saying what we always knew, Hogan is a glory hog. McMahon thought it was ridiculous anyone could say such things about Hogan, a man that has proven time and again that he is out there for the fans. Vince hoped Hogan would not allow Justice to get into his head and possibly cost him the World Title at WrestleMania. McMahon sent it to the ring where Hogan would be in action.
Hulk Hogan pinned Bill Badd with the Big Leg Drop in 0:03:13. Rating: **
After the match, Hulk Hogan soaked in the cheers as he posed for the crowd. He motioned that he wanted the title belt around his waist which got another roar of approval from the fans.
Roddy Piper made Repo Man submit to the Sleeper in 0:09:09. Rating: *** 1/4 (Roddy Piper retained the WWF Intercontinental Title.)
Roddy Piper wanted to teach Repo Man a lesson tonight about interfering in his matches. Repo Man wanted to repossess the Intercontinental Title. Repo Man put up a pretty good fight, and he came close several times of dethroning Piper, but Piper always found a way to get back in control of the match. The end came when the referee got in the way of a crossbody press by Piper. With the referee down, Repo Man went to nail Piper with his golden tow hook, but Piper was able to block the shot and gain control of the hook. One shot to the head later, Repo Man was seeing stars. Piper quickly hooked the Sleeper onto the unconscious Repo Man as the referee was coming to. He saw Repo out and in the Sleeper, and he immediately called for the bell.
After the match, Bret Hart made an appearance at ringside. Hart grabbed the title belt from the announcer’s table and entered the ring. Piper looked a little leery of the situation, but Hart simply handed the title over to the champion. Both men had a few words with one another as we cut back to the WWF studios.
Perfect thought it was only a matter of time before those two men came to blows. McMahon considered it a nice showing of respect from “the Hitman” to come down and hand the title to Piper after a hard fought victory. Heenan couldn’t believe what McMahon was saying, apparently thinking that what Hart was doing was a form of intimidation. Monsoon disagreed as McMahon told the viewing audience to be sure to tune in to Superstars! this week. He also reminded everyone that next week on Prime Time Wrestling, Earthquake goes for the gold as he faces Ric Flair in one on one action for the World Heavyweight Title!
On Superstars! this week, the Ultimate Warrior will have his first match in the WWF in several months as he’ll face Col. Mustafa. Plus, it has been announced that “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has agreed to be Bret Hart’s tag team partner this week, so in our feature bout, the Beverly Brothers will face the team of Bret Hart and Roddy Piper!
Next week on Prime Time Wrestling, we are going to have quite the showdown as Ric Flair defends his World Heavyweight Championship against the monster known as Earthquake. Earthquake is no stranger to championships as he is one half of the current World Tag Team Champions. Will Earthquake be able to add the most prestigious title to his collection? Also signed for the show, Big Boss Man is going to team up with Greg Valentine to face the makeshift tag team of Warlord and Hercules. Harvey Wippleman needed to find a partner for Warlord, and he found a good one. Make sure to tune in to see these matches and much more on Prime Time Wrestling!