WWF Wrestling Challenge – October 6th, 1991

October 6, 1991

From the Cornwall Civic Complex in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan

In action this week are Bret Hart, Big Bossman, Natural Disasters, and the British Bulldog. Plus, an interview with Jake Roberts and more!

 

British Bulldog vs. Brooklyn Brawler

Bulldog works the arm as Heenan claims the Queen of England hates Bulldog. Brawler grabs a side headlock but is soon caught in a hip toss. Brawler bails after getting dropkicked as the announcers put over “Suburban Commando” as being a great movie. Bulldog then hits Brawler with a delayed vertical suplex and a corner clothesline before a running powerslam gets the win (2:15). After the match, Heenan rags on ring announcer Mike McGuirk by saying its fitting for one dog to announce another dog.

Thoughts: Really just the announcers talking about Suburban Commando here. This aired while the company was touring Europe where Bulldog was quite over.

 

WWF Special Report with Lord Alfred Hayes. Same as the Update segment from this week’s “Superstars of Wrestling” that focused on Flair attacking Piper last week.

 

Beverly Brothers defeat Martin Roy & Joe Milano in a match first shown on the 9/30 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling.”

 

We see the trailer for Suburban Commando.

 

Barry Hardy vs. Big Bully Busick w/ Harvey Whippleman

Busick hits a clothesline then we hear from Busick & Whippleman in an insert promo calling out Jim Neidhart and warning him to stay away. The announcers tease the location of WrestleMania VIII as Busick hits a slingshot atomic drop before using the stump puller for the win (2:10). Busick keeps on the hold as Whippleman distracts the ref then finally breaks.

Thoughts: We got some hype for a Busick/Neidhart feud here and boy does that sound exciting. The Busick gimmick is not getting over.

 

Big Bossman vs. Duane Gill

Gill tries a sneak attack but his punches have zero effect. Bossman decks Gill then tosses him by the beard before hitting the sidewalk slam for the win (0:48).

Thoughts: An easy win to put over Bossman as his feud against IRS has been downplayed on TV over the past couple of weeks.

 

The same announcement we saw on Superstars that WrestleMania VIII will take place in Indianapolis, IN airs.

 

Gene Okerlund welcomes Jake Roberts to the interview platform. Okerlund asks Jake about what he did at Savage’s wedding reception was one of the most despicable things he has ever seen in his life. We see a replay of what happened while Jake is smiling. Jake then said it was convenient for Savage that he was knocked out because he wasn’t going to do anything about what happened. Jake said Savage is the luckiest man alive because he is now barred from doing anything and doesn’t have to actually take action. Jake believes the fans are grateful Savage is barred because deep down inside they do not want to see him harmed. Jake then addresses Sid Justice and said chivalry is dead in 1991 as its no longer the days of King Arthur before telling Sid that Savage is making a fool of him for being a sacrificial lamb. Jake leaves then Okerlund says someone will do something about what he has done but as that happens, Jake runs towards him with the cobra as a petrified Okerlund heads over the guardrail. Jake was great and came off like a complete prick. He is killing it as a shitbag heel.

 

Paul Perez vs. Bret “The Hitman” Hart

The announcers talk about Bret’s parents present for his Intercontinental Title win at SummerSlam as Heenan cracks all sorts of jokes about that (His dad’s name is Helen?!). Bret works over Perez and softens up the leg before using the Sharpshooter for the win (1:45).

Thoughts: They are keeping Bret on TV by giving him wins as he does not have a worthy feud or opponent. The stuff against the Warlord is not getting over because Warlord was never over to begin with.

 

Slaughter at Arlington National Cemetery from Superstars airs again.

 

The same Tito Santana vignette from Superstars aired as he continues his quest to become El Matador.

 

Natural Disasters w/ Jimmy Hart vs. Mark Thomas & Tony Diamond

The Disasters beat down Diamond to start. Thomas tags in and suffers the same fate. The Disasters clean house then toss Diamond outside before using a splash combo to put away Thomas (3:02).

Thoughts: Another easy TV win for the Disasters as they are being built up as Tag Team Title contenders.

 

Ad for the Hulk Hogan Hot Ticket PPV

 

Next week in action are The Rockers, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and the Legion of Doom. Plus, Roddy Piper as guest on the “Barber Shop” and the Survivor Series main event announcement

 

Final Thoughts: Nothing you needed to see here besides the Jake interview. Next week we get another exclusive interview but for the most part Challenge is a Superstars recap show.

 

Here is my schedule for the next several days:

Monday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 10/12/91

Tuesday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 10/13/91

Wednesday: WWF Superstars 10/19/91

Thursday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 10/20/91

Friday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 10/26/91

Saturday: Mid-South Wrestling 9/22/83

Sunday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 10/27/91