August 24, 1991
From the Worcester Centrum in Worcester, MA
Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper, and Randy Savage
This week in action are Sgt. Slaughter, Bret Hart, and The Natural Disasters.
The Dragon vs. Jim McPherson
Vince & Piper tease Savage about getting married then talk about the six-man tag at SummerSlam that involves Dragon. Vince tells us the Ultimate Warrior is still in top physical condition but they do not know about his psychological well being. Dragon takes control of the match as Vince wonders what will happen if Jake Roberts & The Undertaker show up at SummerSlam then Dragon hits a flying body press for the win (1:31).
Thoughts: Lots of SummerSlam talk here which is expected since the show is just two days away.
WWF Update with Gene Okerlund. We are shown Jake Roberts tricking the Ultimate Warrior from last week. Now, Jake tells us a tale of a rabbit nursing a snake back to health only for the snake to eat the rabbit, who thought the snake was his friend. Jake then calls Warrior the biggest, dumbest rabbit he’s ever seen. They were going to have a Jake/Warrior feud begin at house shows in October but that did not end up happening for a reason we’ll learn about right after SummerSlam.
Bill Pierce vs. Sgt. Slaughter w/ Gen. Adnan & Col. Mustafa
Slaughter beats on Pierce as the Triangle of Terror are shown in an insert promo as they stress “Slaughter Rules.” Vince talks about being afraid of snakes as Savage mentions that Jake has a problem with him and does not like Undertaker by proxy. Slaughter stays in control of the match then puts Pierce away with a Camel’s Clutch (2:38). After the match the Triangle of Terror beat down Pierce.
Thoughts: The Triangle of Terror is anything but as Adnan & Mustafa are far too horrible to be considered threats.
Koko B. Ware vs. Dick Wernick
Savage gets teased about his marriage as Koko hits a pair of arm drags. The camera gets a closeup of Frankie as the announcers now talk about the Bossman/Mountie match then Koko hits a missile dropkick and follows with a Ghostbuster for the win (1:29).
Thoughts: With Koko not part of any plans the announcers used his match as a backdrop to discuss the SummerSlam midcard matches.
IRS defeats Mark Thomas in a match first shown on the “SummerSlam Spectacular” show.
Sid Justice interview from the “SummerSlam Spectacular” show.
We now hear from Bobby Heenan, who is once again holding up the NWA World Heavyweight Title. Heenan tells Hogan he should be worried because the man who holds this belt is the real world’s champion and that man is Ric Flair. Piper then says Flair’s ego is almost as big as Heenan’s mouth.
Natural Disasters defeat Ray Garcia & Ross Greenberg in a match first shown on the “SummerSlam Spectacular” show.
Mountie segment from the “SummerSlam Spectacular” show.
Bret “The Hitman” Hart vs. Bob Bradley
Bret runs over Bradley before taking him down with a hip toss. Mr. Perfect & Coach are in an insert promo as Perfect tells Bret he was going to string him along at SummerSlam but will now take him out in an instant. Vince once again wonders about Warrior’s psychological state as Bret stays in control of the match then puts Bradley away with the Sharpshooter (2:26).
Thoughts: Some more hype for Perfect/Bret as Vince once again reminds us of Warrior’s psychological state.
The show ends with Piper trying to force Savage to say “I do” with regards to his wedding at SummerSlam as Vince hypes the PPV.
Final Thoughts: This was your typical last-minute PPV hype show from this era. Jake’s promo was excellent but unless you missed the “SummerSlam Spectacular” show there was nothing else to see here.
Here is my schedule for the next several days:
Saturday: Mid-South Wrestling 8/4/83
Sunday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 8/25/91
Monday: WWF 1991 SummerSlam
Tuesday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 8/31/91
Wednesday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 9/1/91
Thursday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 9/7/91
Friday: WWF 1991 King of the Ring