WWF Wrestling Challenge – October 14th, 1990

October 14, 1990

From the IMA Sports Arena in Flint, MI

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan

This week, Battle Kat makes his debut. Also in action are Mr. Perfect, The Bushwhackers, Earthquake, and more!

 

The Bushwhackers vs. Tom Stone & Black Demon

Once again, Demon is Jose Luis Rivera under a mask. The Bushwhackers clear the ring then we hear from The Orient Express with Mr. Fuji in an insert promo say that they are ready for The Bushwhackers. Back to the match as Stone lands some shots on Luke but ducks his head and gets kicked then The Bushwhackers hit the battering ram then a double gutbuster for the win (2:17).

Thoughts: The Bushwhackers antics are still over with the TV crowds but they are firmly entrenched in the lower midcard.

 

WWF Special Report with Lord Alfred Hayes. Same as Superstars with Jake Roberts at the opthamologist while Rick Martel offers an insincere apology for spraying Arrogance in his face on the “Brother Love Show.”

 

Akeem defeats Scott Colton in a match first shown on the 10/8 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling.” 

 

An ad for the Survivor Series airs.

 

Battle Kat vs. Bob Bradley

Battle Kat is Brady Boone under a mask. He comes in and does a backflip off of the top rope. He works the arm then takes Bradley to the mat. Kat hits a back elbow smash then works a side headlock for a bit. Bradley catches Kat with a clothesline then hits a crappy backflip into an elbow smash. Kat fights back and takes Bradley down with a series of kicks. He gets two with a snap suplex but Bradley hits a slam. Bradley tries a press slam but Kat gets on his shoulders and uses a victory roll for the win (2:50).

Thoughts: After a few weeks of tepid hype we finally see Battle Kat make his debut. According to Bruce Prichard, Battle Kat was created because Vince was obsessed with having a Mighty Mouse-type character. I assume there were some sort of plans for the character but he wrestled Brian Costello in a match that was supposed to air on the 10/6 edition of “Superstars of Wrestling” but that did not happen and the announcers even buried him a bit on that show. There were reports that the company was not happy with Boone’s performance in the role and he was gone in a couple of weeks and replaced by the man he faced tonight, who was horrendous in the role to say the least. And the victory roll was one lame finisher for an acrobatic character, although they wanted to call it the “Kat’s Cradle.”

 

Rhythm & Blues w/ Jimmy Hart vs. Reno Riggins & SD Jones

Gorilla tells us there is an article on Rhythm & Blues in the newest edition of “WWF Magazine.” Honky and SD trade arm wringers to start. Valentine tags and SD grabs and arm wringer. Riggins tags and comes off of the top but Valentine gets out of the way then rakes the eyes before Rhythm & Blues hit a double back suplex for the win (1:57).

Thoughts: No mention of Rhythm & Blues being the #1 contenders for the Tag Team Titles but this was also around the time where it was rumored both Rhythm & Blues and Neidhart would no longer be wrestling for the company.

 

Mr. Perfect defeats Red Tyler in a match first shown on the 10/8 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling.”

 

Gene Okerlund welcomes the Big Bossman to the interview platform. Bossman talks about his mother and how she loved him and would do anything. Bossman said she isn’t perfect but no one is and now he is here protector. Bossman says he will make it up to her and will make sure Rick Rude serves the hardest time of all.

 

Earthquake defeats Tom Bennett in a match first shown on the 10/8 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling.”

 

Survivor Series Report from “Superstars of Wrestling” airs.

 

Legion of Doom defeat Mike Shelton & Tony Burton in a match first shown on the 10/8 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling.”

 

In action next week are Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Rick Rude, and Hart Foundation. Also we will see highlights from “Saturday Night’s Main Event.”

 

Final Thoughts: The only exclusive news here was the debut of Battle Kat and that was pretty much a flop. A lot of the action was what we saw last week on “Prime Time Wrestling” as the build to the Survivor Series continues.