WWF Superstars of Wrestling – June 16th, 1990

June 16, 1990

From the LaCrosse Center in LaCrosse, WI

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

In action this week are Rick Rude, The Rockers, Earthquake, Big Bossman, and Nikolai Volkoff. Plus, the “Brother Love Show” with guests Macho King Randy Savage & Queen Sherri

Unfortunately, I could not track down a copy of this show that featured the Jim Evans vs. Earthquake match.


Rick Rude defeated Red Tyler in a match first aired on the 6/11 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling.”


WWF Update with Gene Okerlund, who makes sure to tell us about the Hulk Hogan Friendship Bracelet and the new “Come Back, Hulk” campaign with the address you can send your letter. We then hear from Earthquake & Jimmy Hart tell us how the letters will not work as Hogan’s ribs are crushed and is too hurt to read the letters by himself. Earthquake then declares that Hulkamania is dead and will stay that way too. Now, we hear from Tugboat as he pleads with us to let Hogan know how we feel about him. He then tells us that he can see the positive effect the letters are having on Hogan and even saw the “eye of the Hulkster” back for a second and together, they can help Hogan return. Okerlund then says he is unsure whether or not he wants to see Hogan again if he will get hurt this badly and that we all need time to heal. Its obvious they are setting up for Hogan to come back. For some reason they are trying to push Tugboat as Hogan’s second but the whole pairing is just far too contrived to work.


The Rockers vs. Tony Leone & Tom Stone

Jesse agrees that Hulkamania is dead and Hogan will not be able to return. The Rockers work over Stone to start then we hear from then in an insert promo as they tell the Orient Express to take note as Shawn tells them they have been prescribed a double-dose of Rockers overdose. Leone tags in as Shawn catches him with a powerslam and The Rockers put him away soon after that when Shawn hits a flying fist drop off of Marty’s shoulders (2:43).

Thoughts: More hype for the Rockers vs. Mr. Fuji & Orient Express feud.


Bad News Brown vs. Jim Rudy

Bad News attacks Rudy before the bell. He continues to rough him up as the announcers talk about his feud with Jake Roberts. Vince then asks Jake, shown in an insert, how he will handle Bad News Brown. Jake says that Damien and himself are survivors and promises to get his hands on Bad News, who is still in control of the match and gets the win with a Ghetto Blaster (2:04).

Thoughts: Some more hype for the Bad News/Jake Roberts feud.


Sapphire tells us all that no matter what skin color or economic status because everyone loves the WWF Ice Cream Bars.


The Warlord defeated Scott Colton in a match first aired on the 6/11 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling.”


Nikolai Volkoff defeated Frank DeFalco in a match first aired on the 6/11 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling.”


Brother Love Show with guests Macho King Randy Savage & Queen Sherri. He asks them about Miss Elizabeth costing them their match at WrestleMania. Sherri then runs her down and will bring the wrath down on her, Sapphire, and Dusty Rhodes. Savage then tells us that Dusty will kiss the royal foot of Sherri but Brother Love wants to know if she will drag Elizabeth down to kiss  the foot of Brother Love as Savage replies “oh yeah.”


Ted DiBiase is with Virgil. He tells us about being on the cover of “WWF Spotlight” magazine but that Virgil will buy every copy so no one else can then starts laughing.


Big Bossman vs. Jeff Johnson

Bossman fires away then catches Johnson and hits a backbreaker. He yells that DiBiase will get the same thing as Jesse calls him out for thinking DiBiase is of the same caliber as Johnson. Bossman stays in control then we see an insert of DiBiase & Virgil in Cobb County, GA to prove that Bossman is nothing but a low-life hick. Bossman then catches Johnson with a sidewalk slam for the win (2:14). After the match, Bossman cuffs Johnson to the ropes then beats him with a nightstick.

Thoughts: DiBiase continues to try an insult Bossman by going to his home town and paying people off to badmouth Bossman.


Rick Martel is in the locker room telling us about his Arrogance cologne.



Final Thoughts: The big news here is the new campaign for Hogan is “Come Back Hulk,” which tells you he will be coming back relatively soon. Other than that they pushed the same TV feuds that have been happening for the past several weeks as it was a mostly forgettable edition of “Superstars of Wrestling.”