WWF Superstars of Wrestling – May 26th, 1990

May 26, 1990

From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX

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

This week, both Earthquake and Hulk Hogan are guests on the Brother Love Show. In action are Big Bossman, Mr. Perfect, Jake Roberts, and Rick Martel


Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs. Bob Bradley

Jake works the arm to start as we hear from Bad News Brown in an insert promo telling Jake their feud is personal. Jake takes Bradley down with a clothesline then hits a DDT for the win (2:53). After the match, Jake puts Damien on Bradley.

Thoughts: More hype for the Jake/Bad News feud.


WWF Special Report with Gene Okerlund. This is on the Bolsheviks split showing their fight after losing to the Rockers last week. We then see Boris Zhukov challenge Nikolai Volkoff to a match with Volkoff accepting.


Randy Neverman & Paul Diamond vs. The Hart Foundation

Neidhart overpowers Diamond to start. Neverman tags and suffers the same fate then we hear from the Hart Foundation in an insert promo as they promise to defeat Demolition and recapture the Tag Team Titles. The Hart Foundation continue to beat on Neverman until they put him away with the Hart Attack (2:20).

Thoughts: They continue to build to the eventual Tag Team Title match between Demolition and the Hart Foundation.


We are shown footage of Mr. Perfect defeating Tito Santana to win the Intercontinental Title.


Sonny Blaze vs. Mr. Perfect w/ Bobby Heenan

Vince tells us that Brutus Beefcake is pissed due to Mr. Perfect costing him his match in the Intercontinental Title Tournament. Heenan is in an insert promo putting over his newest client and calls himself the “perfect” manager while Perfect beats down Blaze. Perfect chops Blaze a few times and yells at him before hitting the Perfect Plex for the win (2:12).

Thoughts: An easy win for Perfect as they are continuing his feud with Beefcake but this time it revolves around the Intercontinental Title.


Rhythm & Blues vs. Omar Atlas & Jim Brunzell

We hear from The Bushwhackers in an insert promo calling out Rhythm & Blues in an unintelligible promo as Valentine beats on Brunzell. Vince keeps referring to Valentine as the fat, out of shape version of Elvis Presley as Brunzell fights back. Atlas tags in and hits a dropkick but misses a second attempt and gets beat down until he’s put away with a double back suplex (2:29).

Thoughts: The Buswhackers and Rhythm & Blues feud continues on here.


Koko B. Ware tells us how much Frankie and himself love WWF Ice Cream Bars.


Brother Love Show with guests Hulk Hogan and Earthquake. However, Jimmy Hart comes out alone as Earthquake is nowhere to be seen. Hogan asks where Earthquake is as Hart tells us the doctor will not allow him to be here as he has a sore throat and a fever. Hogan grabs Hart but as that happens, Earthquake attacks Hogan from behind with a chair. Earthquake steps on Hogan as Hart tells Hogan he’s nothing and not the champ anymore. Earthquake hits a sitdown splash then hits it a few more times before leaving as Hogan is taken out on a stretcher with fans shown looking extremely worried in the crowd. Several agents assist Hogan in leaving as Vince is their barking out orders for them to get Hogan to the hospital ASAP. Tremendous segment to really put over Earthquake as a monster. Vince screaming at everyone to get Hogan to the hospital ASAP was great too. They also wrote off Hogan so he can film “Suburban Commando” but it gave him the chance for a hot feud when he returns. This segment was also filmed at the 5/15 Superstars tapings, which featured the next set of shows after this episode aired.


Dale Wolfe vs. Rick “The Model” Martel

Martel beats down Wolfe to start. Wolfe fights back but Martel takes him down with a hip toss then hits a slam but is ordered to put down the Arrogance can so he starts stomping away. Martel hits a backbreaker then puts on the Boston Crab for the win (2:49).

Thoughts: The mood here was somber after the attack on Hogan. Martel is still without a feud as they are going all out in putting over the Arrogance gimmick.


Rick Rude in the gym climbing rope as he talks about beating the Ultimate Warrior.


Big Bossman vs. Black Knight

Bossman beats on Knight and stays in control until putting him away with a sidewalk slam (1:58). After the match, Bossman cuffs Knight and hits him with the nightstick.

Thoughts: Brief and they did not even touch upon Bossman’s feud with DiBiase but the mood of the entire show changed after Hogan was wheeled out on a stretcher.


Final Thoughts: The big news was Hogan leaving on a stretcher courtesy of Earthquake, setting up the top feud for the Summer. Besides that, we have the Bolsheviks facing against each other next week as well.