WWF Superstars of Wrestling – February 17th, 1990

February 17, 1990

From the Miami Arena in Miami, FL

Your hosts are Jesse “The Body” Ventura and Vince McMahon

This week, we will find out about more of the matches on the WrestleMania VI card. Plus, the featured match between Brutus Beefcake vs. Rick Rude and more!

 

The Bushwhackers vs. Spike Jones & Pat Rose

We get an insert promo from The Bolsheviks as they promise to destroy The Bushwhackers. The match starts with Jones getting beat down. The fans are behind the team as they now work over Rose then hit him with the battering ram and finish him off with a double gutbuster (2:30).

Thoughts: A quick match to put over the Bolsheviks/Bushwhackers feud.

 

WWF Update with Gene Okerlund. We first hear from Hulk Hogan, who says all of the little Hulksters want to know if they are the strongest force in the universe and after putting the Ultimate Warrior over still promises to run wild on him. After that, we see the Ultimate Warrior grunting then flexing his arms before telling Hogan that he has a mistake and will fail like others who have made similar sacrifices when they stepped to him and will also bring him “ultimate reality.” These promos were both quite long. I wouldn’t say they were bad but at the same time I wouldnt call it memorable, either. Hogan kind of went through the motions and Warrior tried to be more serious than before but it came off a bit too goofy. Despite all of this it still had some intrigue due to the babyface vs. babyface nature of the match and the fact both have been positioned strong for quite some time.

 

“Ravishing” Rick Rude w/ Bobby Heenan vs. Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake

They end in a stalemate after fighting over a lockup then start having a pose down. They now battle over a test-of-strength as we hear from Mr. Perfect telling Beefcake he is watching him after what he did do The Genius at the Royal Rumble. Rude cheap shots Beefcake after a break then hammers away. Beefcake fights back with help from the referee who grabbed Rude’s arm after he refused to break but Mr. Perfect & The Genius run in and attack Beefcake for the DQ (3:16). After the match, Beefcake rolls outside then grabs his scissors and clears the ring.

Thoughts: Much less of a match than it was two guys killing time so someone can run in for the DQ as they are hyping Perfect vs. Beefcake, likely for WrestleMania VI.

 

Tito Santana vs. Brooklyn Brawler

Brawler misses an elbow drop then Tito hits a slam and after that works the arm. The announcers talk about Mike Tyson being the Special Guest Referee for the Hogan vs. Randy Savage match next week as Brawler pokes Tito in the eye. Tito is then able to duck a clothesline and come back with the flying forearm for the win (1:52).

Thoughts: This was a backdrop for the announcers to talk about the Hogan vs. Savage with Mike Tyson as the special guest referee. Poor Tito is reduced to time-filler now.

 

Brother Love Show with guests Slick and Akeem. Slick said he never should have trusted that “redneck” in the Big Bossman then puts over Akeem. He then wants to make a challenge to “fat cop” for a match against Akeem, who states he was the won who carried the Twin Towers and promises to make Bossman pay for putting his hands on Slick. Ted DiBiase & Virgil come out to the set as DiBiase tells Bossman he was too stupid to take the money and then says there will be added “incentive” for Akeem to take out Bossman and reclaim the Million Dollar Title as Akeem is plucking $100 bills from Virgil’s hand. Slick had some good digs at Bossman, who is now going to be feuding with his former partner.

 

WWF WrestleMania VI Report with Gene Okerlund. Three more matches are announced and they are Dusty Rhodes & Sapphire vs. Macho King Randy Savage & Queen Sherri, Roddy Piper vs. Bad News Brown, and Demolition vs. Colossal Connection for the Tag Team Titles as we see clips of what led to these matches. All of these matches makes sense too.

 

The Rockers vs. Pez Whatley & Alan Martin

Pez headbutts Shawn and lands a few shots but Marty makes a blind tag and takes Pez down with a back elbow smash. Martin tags in and The Rockers work him over as the hear from the Powers of Pain & Mr Fuji in an insert promo laughing how they will destroy The Rockers, who get the win with a double flying fist drop.

Thoughts: They are still going with the Rockers/Powers of Pain feud, which will be coming to an end rather soon.

 

Next week, the featured match is Honky Tonk Man vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Plus, WWF President will announce what title will be on the line at WrestleMania VI. The show closes out as we hear from both Savage and Hogan as they hype up their title match on Friday night, which was “The Main Event” show. We even got a brief clip from Tyson, promising it will be the “real thing.” Well, Tyson got knocked out by Buster Douglas and did not end up being the referee as Douglas took his place.

 

Final Thoughts: Another newsworthy show this week. We got three more WrestleMania VI matches announced. Plus, they continued other feuds and hyped up the “Main Event” show that will be airing six days later on Friday night. They also will have fans want to tune in next week for the announcement of more WrestleMania VI matches and which title will be on the line during the Hogan vs. Warrior match.

 

Here is my schedule for the next several days:

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

Monday: WWF The Main Event 2/23/90

Tuesday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 2/24/90