WWF Superstars of Wrestling – July 15th, 1989

July 15, 1989

From the Community War Memorial in Rochester, NY

Your hosts are Jesse “The Body” Ventura and Vince McMahon

In action this week are Ted DiBiase, Ultimate Warrior, Honky Tonk Man, and the Bushwhackers. Plus, Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake


The Ultimate Warrior defeated Mike Williams in a squash match that was shown on the 7/10/89 edition of Prime Time Wrestling.


WWF Update with Gene Okerlund. This week’s focus is on Ronnie Garvin and his behavior last week when he disqualified Dino Bravo for not breaking in the corner before beating him up. WWF President Jack Tunney then warns Garvin if he behaves like this again he will be faced with a “lengthy suspension.” We then hear from Greg Valentine as he tells us that Garvin is the worst referee and should be suspended now.


An ad for SummerSlam appears.


The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers w/ Jimmy Hart vs. Dale Wolfe & George Skaaland

Raymond tries to get Skaaland to shake his hand but does not have any luck. Skaaland does not fall for Raymond’s tricks then tags out as we hear from the Rockers, telling the Rougeaus that they are dangerous when mad. Jacques provides a distraction as Raymond attacks Wolfe from behind. The Rougeaus rough up Wolfe for a bit until they put him away with the Boston Crab/knee drop combo (3:26).

Thoughts: Again, the Rougeaus heel work at this time was superb. They were truly a blast to watch.


Replay of Dusty Rhodes’ Mexican restaurant vignette.


Boris Zhukov vs. Hercules

Hercules comes out to interrupt Zhukov’s rendition of the Soviet National Anthem. The match starts off with Hercules overpowering Zhukov, who breaks up a bearhug with a thumb to the eye. Hercules comes back with a slam then puts Zhukov away with the backbreaker submission.

Thoughts: Quick win for Hercules as Zhukov languishes in his role as TV enhancement talent.


Sean Mooney is in the Event Center to hype the 7/28 Nashville house show. Rick Rude & Bobby Heenan tell King Duggan they want his crown while Demolition warns Mr. Fuji what will happen if he interferes in their match against the Powers of Pain.


Honky Tonk Man defeats Al Bermice in a squash match that was shown on the 7/10/89 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling.”


We get a replay of from last week’s “Brother Love Show” where Randy Savage & Zeus issued a challenge to Brutus Beefcake & Hulk Hogan. After that, we hear from both Hogan & Beefcake as they accept their challenge and want to face them at SummerSlam.


Don Champ vs. Tito Santana

Tito takes control early as we hear from Rick Martel in an insert promo, telling Tito he is just too good for him. Back to the match as Champ rakes Tito across the eyes and lands a few shots but Tito catches a kick attempt and hammers away. Tito follows with a backdrop then gets the win with a flying forearm (3:17).

Thoughts: They are still pushing the Tito/Martel feud although its starting to get a bit repetitive now with Martel calling him out for being jealous over the past couple of months.


Brother Love Show with guest The Genius, who comes out with a scroll. The Genius then reads his poem as he puts over Brother Love and proclaims him the “Doctor of Love” as he gives him a cap and gown. This was lame to be honest as The Genius character has been a bit of a flop since moving away from his vignettes. Crowd was dead.


Bushwhackers defeat Barry Hardy & Sonny Austin in a squash match that was also shown from the 7/10/89 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling.”


Ted DiBiase defeats Mario Mancini in a match also shown on the 7/10/89 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling.”


Mooney is back in the Event Center to hype the 7/28 Nashville show. Dusty Rhodes puts over how he is the common man as he faces Ted DiBiase while Randy Savage is with Sensational Sherri as he vows to reclaim the WWF World Heavyweight Title.


In action next week are King Duggan, Rick Rude, Demolition, and the Big Bossman. Plus, comments from Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake and Randy Savage & Zeus then Dusty Rhodes will be the guest on the “Brother Love Show.”


Thoughts: The big news here is that Hogan & Beefcake accepted the challenge from Savage & Zeus as we now have our main event at SummerSlam. Now, the goal will be to fill the rest of the card.


Here is my schedule for the next several days:

Wednesday: Revolution Pro Live at the Cockpit 12 1/8/17

Thursday: Old School with One Man Gang

Friday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 7/16/89

Sunday: Mid-South Wrestling 5/27/82

Sunday: WWF Prime Time Wrestling 7/17/89

Monday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 7/22/89

Tuesday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 7/23/89