WWF Wrestling Challenge – July 22, 1990

July 22, 1990

From the Huntington Civic Center in Huntington, WV

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan

In action this week are the Big Bossman, Jim Duggan, Rhythm & Blues, and Boris Zhukov. Plus, a special interview with the Ultimate Warrior and the SummerSlam Report.

The copy I watched did not contain Boris Zhukov defeating Red Tyler. Or maybe the tape just rejected the match on principle alone.


Big Bossman vs. “Playboy” Buddy Rose

Bossman beats on Rose in the corner then we hear from Ted DiBiase in an insert promo saying Bossman is stupid like everyone else from Cobb County, GA and for $10.50 you can live their like a king for an entire year. Bossman stays in control as Rose takes all sorts of bumps then puts him away with a sidewalk slam (2:01). After the match, Rose is cuffed to the ropes and beat with a nightstick.

Thoughts: The Bossman/DiBiase feud continues.


WWF Special Report with Lord Alfred Hayes. Same from Superstars with the news of Demolition vs. Hart Foundation in a 2/3 Falls match and Mr. Perfect will defend the Intercontinental Title at SummerSlam.


Troy Williams vs. The Barbarian w/ Bobby Heenan

The Barbarian destroys Williams as a “weasel” chant breaks out. Williams manages to avoid a charge and comes off of the top rope but Barbarian spikes him down. The Barbarian then hits a big boot before putting Williams away with a flying clothesline (2:32).

Thoughts: Another TV squash win for The Barbarian as he remains without any sort of direction.


SummerSlam Report from “Superstars of Wrestling” airs.


Hacksaw Jim Duggan defeats Paul Diamond in a match first shown on the 7/16 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling.”


Gene Okerlund welcomes the Ultimate Warrior to the interview platform. Warrior cuts a wacky promo before telling Rude he will feel the full fury of the Ultimate Warrior. Okerlund asks him about his cage match as Warrior tells us he walked into the Ultimate Challenge as a challenger and left as the champion. Man, has Warrior lost a ton of steam since WrestleMania. Taking a back seat to Hogan for the past few months will do that.


Darnell Yates & Reno Riggins vs. Rhythm & Blues

We hear from The Bushwhackers as they claim to be able to out sing Rhythm & Blues as they hype up their future match. Rhythm & Blues beat on Riggins to start. Yates tags in but is quickly put away with a double back suplex (2:07).

Thoughts: They are still continuing the Rhythm & Blues/Bushwhackers feud that started prior to WrestleMania VI.


Next week in action are Jake Roberts, Demolition, Tugboat, and Mr. Perfect. Plus, an interview with Rick Rude and a new SummerSlam Report.


Final Thoughts: Unless you missed “Superstars of Wrestling,” there was no reason to watch this show. Everything else from here on out is SummerSlam hype.