October 27, 1990
From the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, IL
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper
This week, Jake Roberts returns as the guest on the “Brother Love Show.” Also, highlights from the Dusty Rhodes vs. Randy Savage match from “Saturday Night’s Main Event and matches from Demolition, Big Bossman, The Warlord, and the return of Davey Boy Smith.
Demolition vs. Jim Brunzell & Jim Evans & George Anderson
Demolition comes out to new music and are wearing masks now. Ax beats on Brunzell as we hear from all of Demolition in an insert promo with their masks to show off their new look. Demolition beat on Evans then Anderson and put him away with the Decapitation (2:47).
Thoughts: I liked the new look and music but it still could not hide the fact that Demolition have become a tired act. Their feud with Legion of Doom continues.
An ad for the Survivor Series airs.
Brother Love Show is up next. Rick Martel is on the set and says he could not miss the opportunity to once again apologize for the “unfortunate accident” that left Jake blind. Martel says it was Jake’s fault for stepping in front of Arrogance but still feels sorry because he needs help then puts over his humanitarian efforts and has a gift, which is a stick for blind people as Vince is disgusted. Jake then comes out, guided by agent Tony Garea. Jake says he cannot see but can hear as he is wandering around the set trying to touch around. Jake says he cannot take his glasses off as the lights burn his eyes and warns Brother Love to knock off his act. Brother Love hands Jake the cane then ducks a swing and hands the mic in front of Jake, who tells Martel “eye for an eye.” Martel comes back on the set and taunts Jake then slaps him across the face until several agents take him away. Brother Love is laughing but Jake takes him down with the DDT then looks around as we see is eye is completely white as a few agents calm him down. Martel was fantastic in being a dick to Jake. And Jake sold the blindness like a champ here. I thought this was a strong segment and easily the best heel work from Martel.
Brooklyn Brawler vs. Davey Boy Smith
Davey shows Brawler outside then we hear from him in an insert promo telling us he’s back and ready to sink his teeth into some WWF action. Davey catches Brawler with a dropkick and hits a delayed vertical suplex before hitting a running powerslam for the win (2:20).
Thoughts: Davey is back and more jacked than ever. He also still had his agility and looked good here.
Okerlund is with some kids near the giant egg, now referred to as the “Thanksgiving Egg.” He asks them what is inside as we get answers such as balloons, turkeys, and chickens.
Clips of the Savage vs. Dusty match from “Saturday Night’s Main Event.” We then hear from DiBiase, Virgil, and Sapphire as DiBiase calls Dustin a punk that could not last ten minutes with him.
The Rockers vs. “Playboy” Buddy Rose & Kent Carlson
Piper thinks The Rockers are the tag team of the ’90s. Shawn and Rose start off the match with Vince making fun of Rose’s physique. Shawn hits an atomic drop then fires away as he protects his knee. We then hear from Power & Glory with Slick in an insert promo as they say while Shawn’s knee is fine, The Rockers do not have the “stomach” to beat them. Carlson is in and The Rockers work him over. The Rockers hit a double slingshot suplex then hits Rose with a double super kick before Shawn suplexes Marty on top of Carlson for the win (2:54).
Thoughts: More hype for the Power & Glory vs. Rockers feud. The Rockers looked really good and poor Rose continues to get treated as a laughing stock on commentary.
WWF Update with Gene Okerlund. We hear from WWF President Jack Tunney, who was suspended Rick Rude indefinitely due to his remarks towards the Big Bossman’s mother. He also said that Bobby Heenan is unable to make any more insults and will have to fulfill all of Rude’s contracted matches against Bossman or else he will be fired. We then hear from Heenan, begging for forgiveness from all involved. However, Okerlund shows us what happened after the camera’s went off when Heenan stopped acting sorry. Heenan’s begging for forgiveness was great but the feud was getting ridiculous even with Rude around and now the payoff will be much less satisfactory. It hurt Bossman in the long run.
The Warlord w/ Slick vs. Brad Kramer
Warlord shoves down Kramer then flexes. Vince tells us that Dustin Rhodes is going to take up Ted DiBiase on his offer as Warlord stays in control until he hits a running powerslam for the win (1:28).
Thoughts: The big news is that Dustin Rhodes accepted DiBiase’s ten minute challenge. Warlord continues to get squash match wins without any actual direction.
Survivor Series Report with Gene Okerlund, who guarantees that the egg will hatch. We learn of a new match of The Vipers (Jake Roberts & Jimmy Snuka & The Rockers) vs. The Visionaries (Rick Martel & The Warlord & Power & Glory). Also, Haku will take Rick Rude’s place on the Natural Disasters team. And we see that Boris Zhukov is now on The Mercenaries as a new member but they do not mention Akeem, the man he replaced, by name.
Big Bossman vs. Tony Burton
Bossman beats on Burton as the announcers talk about Heenan. We then hear from Bossman as he does not care about Heenan’s apology and cannot wait to hurt him before he puts Burton away with a sidewalk slam (1:17). After the match, Bossman cuffs Burton.
Thoughts: They are now trying to sell fans on the idea to buy tickets to shows for Bossman beating on Heenan.
In action next week are Mr. Perfect, Tugboat, Sgt. Slaughter, and The Bushwhackers. Plus, Dustin Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase in a ten minute match as we hear from The Rhodes Family as Dustin says he can indeed last ten minutes.
Final Thoughts: The Brother Love segment was strong and we have a big match planned for next week, making this a solid show. Now that the Survivor Series card is complete we will have more focused hype on the PPV.