February 10, 1990
From the Miami Arena in Miami, FL
Your hosts are Jesse “The Body” Ventura and Vince McMahon
This week, we will find out the main event for WrestleMania VI. Plus, our featured bout is Demolition vs. Powers of Pain. Also in action are Roddy Piper, Mr. Perfect, Ronnie Garvin, and Dino Bravo. Plus, highlights from last week’s Jake Roberts vs. Ted DiBiase match.
Roddy Piper vs. Tom Stone
Piper clotneslines Stone a few times then runs around with his hands out like an airplane. He then rams Stone’s head off of the mat before hitting a Polish Hammer and covering with one foot as he gets the win (0:40).
Thoughts: Easy win for Piper. He seems to be facing Stone a lot on TV too.
WWF Update with Gene Okerlund. He tells us about last week where Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior challenged each other to a match through their own pre-taped promos as we see clips of that. Now, WWF President Jack Tunney is shown from his office. He then announces the main event and it will be Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior, calling it the greatest main event in WrestleMania history. However, the question remains which title will be defended and that announcement will take place at a later date. And that is how we got the Hogan vs. Warrior match. Before their spot in the Rumble, Dave Meltzer of the “Wrestling Observer Newsletter” reported that was the direction for WrestleMania VI. He also heard some small rumblings from those in the company at this time that they were thinking of Hogan vs. Piper, with Piper being held off of TV when he got booted as a co-host for “Prime Time Wrestling” only to return with Bobby Heenan as his manager. Luckily, we got what happened.
Carl Nelson vs. Hercules
The announcers talk about the news of Hogan vs. Warrior as Jesse wants to know why they haven’t decided which title will be on the line. Hercules tosses Nelson down then hammers away. He drops an elbow and stays in control until putting him away with the backbreaker submission (1:38).
Thoughts: Just a backdrop for the announcers to talk about which title will be up for grabs at the Hogan vs. Warrior match at WrestleMania VI.
An ad with the number to call for WrestleMania VI tickets.
Dino Bravo w/ Jimmy Hart & Canadian Earthquake vs. Terry Bronson
Bravo backs Bronson into the corner and hammers away as Jesse calls out Vince for favoring referee Danny Davis, who Vince puts over as no longer being crooked. Bravo is then shown in an insert promo proclaiming that he will be the Intercontinental Champion before WrestleMania VI. Bravo stays in control then puts Bronson away with a side slam (1:41). After the match, Earthquake hits a sitdown splash.
Thoughts: They are still pushing the Bravo/Warrior feud a bit but that will be wrapping up soon.
“Rugged” Ronnie Garvin vs. Pete Sanchez
The announcers speculate as to who will win the Ultimate Challenge match as Jesse says he has to do his homework first. Garvin beats on Sanchez and stays in control. Sanchez rakes the eyes but Garvin blocks a turnbuckle smash and headbutts Sanchez down. Garvin hits a suplex as Jesse makes fun of his haircut then he hits the Garvin Stomp before putting Sanchez away with the Hammer Jammer (2:32).
Thoughts: Garvin was without his shinguard here as he now has nothing to do since his feud with Valentine ended.
Rhythm & Blues is with Jimmy Hart hyping their article in the newest edition of “WWF Magazine” but demand they get on the cover.
Brother Love Show with guest “The Model” Rick Martel. We see Martel come out holding something that is hidden under a silk cover. Martel compliments Brother Love’s style then takes off the cover and introduces us to “Arrogance,” the fragrance of the 1990’s. Brother Love then asks for him to spray it as Brother Love smiles while the fragrance is being pumped into the air. The introduction of one of the more memorable gimmicks of the early 90’s.
Mr. Perfect w/ The Genius vs. Scotty Williams
Williams tries to attack Perfect from behind but gets beaten down. The Genius is then shown looking into the camera telling Hogan and Brutus Beefcake they cannot do what Mr. Perfect does then Perfect is shown in an insert promo as he talks about being the WWF Heavyweight Champion heading into WrestleMania VI before hitting the Perfect Plex for the win (2:14).
Thoughts: They are still pushing the Hogan/Perfect feud, which is still going on at the house shows.
We are shown the finish of last week’s DiBiase vs. Roberts match and the “Brother Love Show” segment that followed where Big Bossman turned babyface by pushing down Slick and unlocking Jake from the handcuffs where he also gave him the Million Dollar Title. We are then shown comments from DiBiase as he addresses Jake for being a coward for stealing his belt and sticking it in Damien’s bag before calling Bossman a fool for refusing his money and how he’s now just an accessory to a crime and everyone who crosses him will pay the ultimate price. Actually, this was a pretty good face promo from the Big Bossman.
Powers of Pain w/ Mr. Fuji vs. Demolition
Smash and The Barbarian start things off. Demolition takes control and work over Barbarian then Smash slides out and goes towards Mr. Fuji. Back inside, Smash gets knocked down as the Powers of Pain are now in control of the match. The Powers of Pain cut off the ring as Vince thinks one of these teams could face The Colossal Connection, perhaps at WrestleMania while Jesse tells him to focus on play-by-play. Smash clotheslines Barbarian then makes the tag as Ax runs wild. The match breaks down as Demolition take control. Fuji hands Warlord the cane and he is about to use it to break up the Decapitation but Ax instead comes off of the top with a double axe handle as the ref rings the bell (4:55) *. After the match, Demolition clears the ring as we learn that they won via disqualification.
Thoughts: Weak finish. I guess they wanted to protect the Powers of Pain for their feud against The Rockers but they would be broken up in just a few weeks anyway and Demolition was the #1 contenders so its not like a clean defeat would have ruined their credibility as a team.
Next week, more WrestleMania VI matches will be announced. Plus, the featured match will be Brutus Beefcake vs. Rick Rude and we will hear from both Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior. The show ends with comments from both Beefcake and Rude to hype up next week’s match.
Final Thoughts: Overall, this was a memorable show. We had the news of Hogan vs. Warrior at WrestleMania, Rick Martel debuting his Arrogance cologne, and the first face promo from the Big Bossman. We even got a featured matchup too. Now, the next several weeks will be dedicated to hyping up WrestleMania.
Here is my schedule for the next several days:
Monday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 2/11/90
Tuesday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 2/17/90
Wednesday: PWG Nice Boys (Don’t Play Rock n’ Roll) 3/18/17
Thursday: RF Video Behind Closed Doors with Bret Hart
Friday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 2/18/90
Saturday: Mid-South Wrestling 10/28/82
Sunday: WWF Madison Square Garden 2/19/90