September 15, 1990
From the Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, PA
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper
In action this week are Tugboat, Ted DiBiase, Hart Foundation, Mr. Perfect, and the debut of Saba Simba
Hart Foundation vs. Paul Perez & Brooklyn Brawler
Bret gives his glasses to a kid in the front row. We hear from Rhythm & Blues with Jimmy Hart in an insert promo as they promise to take the Tag Team Titles with Honky also promising another “big hit.” Bret hammers away on Brawler then avoids a charge. Neidhart tags in and tosses Brawler then beats on Perez. The Hart Foundation stay in control until they put Perez away with a Hart Attack (2:35).
Thoughts: The takeaway here is that Rhythm & Blues, after months of doing nothing, are now all of a sudden the #1 contenders to the Tag Team Titles.
WWF Update with Gene Okerlund. We see clips from last week’s “Brother Love Show” were Queen Sherri had a contract for the Ultimate Warrior to sign so he can defend the World Heavyweight Title against Randy Savage. After that, we hear from Sherri and Savage, who accuses Warrior of backing down to a woman and says he does hide behind a skirt. They are really trying to hype a Savage/Warrior title match now, which is an improvement over Rude as a challenger at the very least.
Mike Pocari vs. The Warlord w/ Slick
Warlord hits a shoulder tackle as Piper goes on about Warrior. He stays in control and hammers away until he picks up the win with a running powerslam (1:56).
Thoughts: Six months after the Powers of Pain split both men are still without any feud or direction.
Tugboat vs. Bob Bradley
Bradley lands some punches then chokes out Tugboat in the corner. Tugboat catches a crossbody attempt then we see Earthquake, Dino Bravo, and Jimmy Hart in an insert promo as Bravo promises to flush Tugboat “down below Davey Jones’s locker.” Even Bravo’s comedy sucks. Tugboat hits Bradley with an avalanche then hits a splash from the middle rope for the win (1:59).
Thoughts: An easy win for Tugboat as he will continue to feud with Earthquake and Dino Bravo.
Mr. Perfect w/ Bobby Heenan vs. Jim McPherson
Perfect slaps McPherson but is caught with a hip toss. Perfect then takes McPherson down as the announcers put over the Texas Tornado. Perfect yells at the camera while grabbing McPherson’s face as he calls out Tornado. Perfect then works over the leg before hitting the Perfect Plex for the win (2:21). After the match, Heenan helps McPherson to his feet but only so Perfect can send him back down with a clothesline.
Thoughts: Mr. Perfect remains pissed off over losing the Intercontinental Title and continues to take out his frustrations on enhancement talent. His feud with the Texas Tornado continues.
Brother Love Show with guests Legion of Doom. However, Rick Martel is out there first spraying the set for Brother Love as he calls his Arrogance a privilege. The Legion of Doom come out as Brother Love blames them for costing Demolition the Tag Team Titles at SummerSlam. LoD first mentions the awful scent in the air before calling out Demolition as they are not afraid of 3 vs. 2. More hype for the LoD/Demolition feud and we see they are finding ways to keep Martel on TV while he recuperates from injury.
Ross Lindsey vs. “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase w/ Virgil & Sapphire
If Lindsey looks familiar at all its because he’s Ross Hart of wrestling’s Hart Family. DiBiase taunts the crowd after taking Lindsey down as the announcers talk about Sapphire and how she probably cost Dusty Rhodes his match at SummerSlam because he was do distracted. Lindsey gets two with a reverse rollup then clears the ring after a pair of dropkicks. The camera zooms in on Sapphire’s jewelry then DiBiase blocks a monkey flip and follows with a fist drop. DiBiase then hits a powerslam before putting Lindsey away with the Million Dollar Dream (2:23). After the match, Lindsey gets a $100 bill shoved in his mouth.
Thoughts: They continue to focus on Sapphire as the reason for the Dusty/DiBiase feud. However, that will change soon.
We see that The Rockers are on the cover of “Spotlight Magazine” as Vince lets us know that Shawn Michaels is currently out of action following knee surgery.
Saba Simba makes his debut and entrance as we get this on commentary:
Chris Duffy vs. Saba Simba
Duffy attacks Simba from behind and stomps away in the corner. Simba then shakes it off and backs Duffy off before hitting a suplex. Simba takes Duffy down with an elbow smash then hits a Samoan Drop for the win (1:11). Piper lets us know that move is called the “Lion Attack” then Simba starts dancing around.
Thoughts: Well, this gimmick is ridiculous among other things and Atlas is completely washed up. He was gone in just a few months.
An ad for WrestleMania VII at the Los Angeles Coliseum airs, promising it will be the biggest WrestleMania ever. A number comes on the screen to order tickets as Vince repeats the number three times. Maybe he should have repeated it more.
The Orient Express w/Mr. Fuji vs. George Skaaland & Jim Powers
Powers takes Tanaka down then hits a hip toss after an Irish whip sequence. Skaaland tags in and works the arm briefly until he is chopped down. Sato tags in and we then hear from The Bushwhackers in an insert promo as they promise to rearrange the faces of the Orient Express. The Orient Express stay in control then Sato puts Skaaland away with a sit-out powerbomb (2:20).
Thoughts: We are now getting a lower card program between The Bushwhackers and the Orient Express.
Next week in action are The Rockers, Earthquake, Nikolai Volkoff, Demolition, and the Texas Tornado.
The show closes with Sgt. Slaughter telling us that next week we will meet the person he takes orders from.
Final Thoughts: Not much of a show here. They left us with a mild cliffhanger in who will Slaughter reveal next week but besides that we had Saba Simba debut to crickets and continuation of other TV programs.
Here is my schedule for the next several days:
Monday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 9/16/90
Tuesday: WWF Prime Time Wrestling 9/17/90
Wednesday: wXw World Tag Team League 2017, Night Two
Thursday: Highspots Ask The Elite 11/13/17
Friday: WWF Madison Square Garden 9/21/90
Saturday: Mid-South Wrestling 3/24/83
Sunday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 9/22/90