–Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix are in the booth and they are live from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We are in ECW country, as illustrated by hat guy being in the front row opposite the hard camera.
–Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill narrate a video package for why Bret Hart and Henry Godwinn are facing each other in a rematch of their Superstars encounter, which occurred two weeks ago, on today’s show. Godwinn says that he will give Bret the beating of his life.
–Ross and Pettengill are in charge of commentary and they are taped from Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
–Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix are in the booth and they are concluding the tapings in Wheeling, West Virginia. Hendrix relives his Freebird days by dancing to Michaels theme music in the announce booth.
–Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler are on commentary and are broadcasting from Struthers, Ohio as we conclude the tapings and prepare for this weekend’s King of the Ring pay-per-view. McMahon says that the stench coming from our television set is due to Lawler’s feet.
September 2, 1990
From the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, MA
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan.
In action this week are Tugboat, Big Bossman, Rhythm & Blues, and Koko B. Ware. Plus, an interview with Sgt. Slaughter and a report on SummerSlam.
–A video package recaps how the Shawn Michaels-Rad Radford feature match was set up on last week’s show.
–Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill are broadcasting today’s edition of the show and they are still in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
The SmarK Rant for WWF In Your House: A Cold Day In Hell!
The original version was written a couple of weeks before Summerslam ’98, so we’re JUST a wee bit overdue for a redone version anyway.
–Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix are doing the commentary for today’s show and they are doing the second round of tapings in Wheeling, West Virginia.
–The big video board shows footage of Lawler walking barefoot in his horse’s stall. The only redeeming thing about seeing this footage yet again is McMahon’s great facial expressions.
Hey guys, I’m the Chrononaut, a traveler of time and space, reviewing wrestling shows from different eras of the past. Thanks to Scott for giving me the opportunity to share my retro reviews with all of you. Let’s begin with a Halloween-tinged trip back to WWE 24/7 and the October 2006 offering of Shorties, entitled WrestleVania!
(Since we’re about to get there again in the Observers, here’s a repost of my 2010 redo of the Royal Rumble!)
The SmarK Retro Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 1994
– I’m stuck with the Anthology DVD version, which at least has much better video quality than my original VHS dub, so blame that for any inconsistencies with the original review. At least that means the full PPV version and not the Coliseum edit.
– Live from Providence, Rhode Island.
–Vince McMahon hypes tonight’s Lex Luger-Yokozuna main event, recapping their old feud that began nearly two years ago. He ignores their WrestleMania X bout but the best part about the package is that it gives the company an excuse to bring back the “I’ll Be Your Hero” song. Yokozuna’s manager Jim Cornette and Luger cut quick promos against each other before RAW’s opening song kicks on.
–McMahon and Jerry Lawler have the commentary duties and they are still in Struthers, Ohio. Lawler promises more training footage of how he is preparing for The King of the Ring.
–Jim Ross narrates a video package that puts over Adam Bomb and Jean-Pierre LaFitte, announcing that both men will face each other on today’s show.
–Ross and Stan Lane are doing commentary and they are kicking off a new set of tapings in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The tapings were done on June 7 and according to historyofwwe.com they drew 2,000 fans.
–Jerry Lawler notes how much his feet stink and that he would not want to be Aldo Montoya later in today’s show.
–Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix are in charge of commentary and they are taped from Wheeling, West Virginia. The tapings were held on June 6 and historyofwwe.com says that they drew 3,800 fans.
–The WWF blimp is shown hovering over Struthers High School, where tonight’s show is taking place, and Bob Backlund is seen giving a campaign speech, telling students that if they do not get an education the government is going to put them back in slavery. Vince McMahon does not reveal that the show is actually coming from a high school, though, as he says it is from an arena.
–McMahon and Jerry Lawler are on commentary and they are live from Struthers, Ohio. According to historyofwwe.com the show drew a sellout crowd of 1,450 fans. McMahon, like a good promoter, makes sure to mention that the last episode did a record rating. Lawler gloats that he has tricked Bret Hart into signing up for a “kiss my foot” match.
–Jim Ross recaps the events on last week’s show that led to today’s Razor Ramon & Savio Vega-Blu Brothers main event.
–Ross and Pettengill are handling commentary and are still in Springfield, Massachusetts.