May 10, 1986
Your hosts are Bruno Sammartino and Vince McMahon
Tonight, we will Corporal Kirchner vs. Iron Sheik. Also in action are George Steele & Junkyard Dog, Hoss & Jimmy Jack Funk, Killer Bees, and Randy Savage. Plus, footage from the Ricky Steamboat/Jake Roberts match from “Saturday Night’s Main Event.”
Mike Angelo & Tiger Chung Lee vs. George “The Animal” Steele & Junkyard Dog w/ Haiti Kid
Angelo is some sloppy fat fuck billed from Boston, MA. Lee tries to outsmart Steele but gets kicked. Steele is trapped in the corner and double-teamed for a second. Steele breaks free and backs Angelo into the corner then tags out. JYD hits a few headbutts before knocking him down the puts him away with a powerslam (1:38). After the match, Haiti Kid runs in and stands on top of Angelo, much to Vince’s delight. Everyone is standing in the ring except for Angelo, who remains down. JYD and the Haiti Kid then dance with some kids as Vince is in all his glory.
Thoughts: Not that bad as it was brief but Angelo was something else. He seemingly did not have a clue about how to work a match.
WWF Update with Lord Alfred Hayes. The subject this week is Jake “The Snake” Roberts and we are shown a clip of Roberts taunting a jobber with the snake.
Andre Malo & Dan King vs. Hoss & Jimmy Jack Funk w/ Jimmy Hart
The Funk’s start by beating the shit out of Malo. Hoss lays into him with European uppercuts then King tags as Vince tells us that Jimmy Jack spent most of his life locked in the Funk house because he was too rough for the rest of the family. Hoss ends a criss-cross sequence with a forearm smash then knocks him down a few more times before tossing him outside, where Jimmy Jack slams him against the guardrail. Malo tags but Hoss knocks him down then King tags as Hoss takes him over with a double underhook suplex. Jimmy Jack tags then catches him with a powerslam for the win (3:02).
Thoughts: The match itself was fine but the crowd was dead. It was obvious that Terry was the only one in the group that was able to get heel heat and he was gone. Hoss floundered until leaving the company at the end of the Summer. Jimmy Jack stayed on for several more months.
Gene Okerlund shows us a video of Hulk Hogan hyping his match in Boston against Randy Savage.
Iron Mike Sharpe & Joe Mirto vs. Killer Bees
The Bees are sporting the masks for the first time on television here. They take them off before the match. After some stalling, Brunzell takes down Sharpe with a flying headscissors. He tags Blair as Bobby Heenan has joined on commentary, telling us that he met with WWF President Jack Tunney and his attorney looking for a report on what will happen to Andre the Giant for not showing up two weeks ago. The Bees work over Mirto until Blair puts him away with a powerslam (2:38).
Thoughts: Most of the focus was on the Heenan/Andre angle. The Bees were good in the ring and somewhat over with the crowd but if there was a match for Heenan to interrupt, this was the choice.
Mean Gene is with Corporal Kirchner, who will be facing Nikolai Volkoff at the next Boston Garden show. Not much of an interview as Kirchner was never that good on the mic.
Serge Jodoin vs. Randy “Macho Man” Savage w/ Elizabeth
Savage stalls for a minute then backs Jodoin into the corner. He kicks him then hits a suplex before finishing off Jodoin with the flying elbow drop (2:13). Savage teases hitting a second flying elbow drop but jumps off and yells at the ref instead.
Thoughts: All of the Savage squash matches were the same at this point, really. Even still, they entertained and he was by far the biggest star in the building.
The Flower Shop with guests The Dream Team with Johnny Valiant. The “faggot” chants start up from the crowd. Valiant blames Albano, Ozzy Osborne and the two referees for their title loss at WrestleMania 2. The Flower Shop segments were really rough at the beginning.
Lord Alfred Hayes shows us the Jake Roberts vs. Ricky Steamboat match from “Saturday Night’s Main Event.” They even show a clip of Steamboat on the floor off the locker room with an ice pack on his head, wondering what happened. Steamboat was not much of an actor, that’s for sure. Regardless, a great way to start off a feud.
Iron Sheik w/ Freddie Blassie vs. Corporal Kirchner
Kirchner wins a slugfest to start. He takes down the Sheik with an elbow smash and a backdrop. Kircher then gets distracted by Volkoff and Sheik takes him down from behind. Sheik takes down Kirchner as Vince tells us that next week, the British Bulldogs will take on Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy in a non-title match. Kirchner escapes form an abdominal stretch but misses an elbow drop. Blassie interferes on the Sheik’s behalf then Kirchner gets tossed through the ropes. A “USA” chant breaks out as Kirchner gets a nearfall with a sunset flip but ducks his head and Sheik kicks him in the face. Both men collide then Kirchner blocks a suplex and hits one of his own. Kirchner hits Sheik with a Samoan Drop but Volkoff breaks up the pin for the DQ (4:55). The heels beat on Kirchner until the Killer Bees run in for the save.
Thoughts: The match was alright I suppose as they seem to be moving towards a tag feud, with Kirchner moving on to something else. The fans hated Sheik & Volkoff a lot more than they liked Kirchner.
Okerlund interviews Blassie and Volkoff briefly without much of note happening. Savage comes out after they leave, holding a copy of the “WWF Magazine” with Hogan on the cover and tells Okerlund to predict that he will beat Hogan at the Boston Garden.
Bruno closes the show by stating that he believes something is up with Heenan and that he did something in order to prevent Andre the Giant from showing up two weeks ago.
Final Thoughts: Not much of a show. The big story is how they are keeping the fans guessing about what happened to Andre the Giant. They are also playing up the Steamboat/Roberts incident from SNME, which if you missed when it happened, was nice to see here but most of the matches were boring and of little importance. The crowd was really dead for the show which was strange as it was only the second show of the taping.