WWF Wrestling Challenge – November 25th, 1990

November 25, 1990

From the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, IN

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan

This week, we will see highlights from the Ted DiBiase vs. Ultimate Warrior match from “Main Event.” Also, The Bushwhackers vs. Orient Express, Jake Roberts, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Earthquake, and Haku.

 

Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Brian Costello

Costello tries an attack but Duggan brushes it off and hammers away. Duggan clotheslines Costello over the top rope as we hear from Sgt. Slaughter & Gen. Adnan in an insert promo as Slaughter tells Duggan he’ll find out what a “tough guy” means when they step into the ring. Duggan catches Costello with a slam then puts him away with the Three Point Stance (1:37).

Thoughts: Hype for the Duggan/Slaughter feud.

 

Highlights of DiBiase vs. Warrior from “The Main Event” are shown.

 

Haku w/ Bobby Heenan vs. Gary Jackson

Jackson lands a few shots but Haku breaks up a headlock with a back suplex. Heenan is shown in an insert promo with Haku, who speaks Tongan while insulting the Big Bossman’s mother. Haku hits a piledriver and a backbreaker before putting Jackson away with a thrust kick (1:52).

Thoughts: They are going with the idea of Heenan hiding behind his men to avoid getting his ass kicked by Bossman to keep that feud going.

 

Shane Douglas vs. Brooklyn Brawler

Heenan is back on commentary. The announcers put over “Kane” appearing as DiBiase’s mystery partner at the Survivor Series. Douglas works over the arm of Brawler then switches to a chinlock. Douglas is shown in an insert promo saying he will prove successful due to great intensity as Heenan says he reminds him of Kim Basinger. Douglas knocks Brawler down and heads up top for a crossbody and the win (2:30).

Thoughts: They brought up Kane making his debut at the Survivor Series as he was still going to be called that at the time of this TV taping (10/30). Anyway, Douglas’ minor push continues.

 

Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs. Tom Bennett

Jake works the arm as Heenan makes jokes about his vision. He then fires away on Bennett and takes him down with a clothesline and ends up putting him away with a DDT (2:47).

Thoughts: An easy win for Jake as his feud with Rick Martel continues.

 

The Warlord w/ Slick vs. George Anderson

Warlord beats on Anderson as Slick is putting him over in an insert promo. He then flattens Anderson with a clothesline before putting him away with a running powerslam (1:28).

Thoughts: Same as every other Warlord squash match we’ve seen since he split from The Barbarian in March.

 

Gene Okerlund welcomes Big Bossman to the interview platform. Bossman talks about his mom wanting him to accepts Heenan’s apology because he sounded sincere but Bossman says his mom’s heart is not a toy you can play with and promises to serve justice. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Bossman is not buying Heenan’s apologies.

 

WWF Special Report with Lord Alfred Hayes. Same as the Update segment from “Superstars of Wrestling” that saw President Jack Tunney allow Demolition only to have two members at all times and that The Orient Express & Mr. Fuji would have to face Legion of Doom.

 

The Orient Express w/ Mr. Fuji vs. The Bushwhackers

The Bushwhackers take control to start as Heenan talks about making a fool out of Bossman, Tunney, and the rest of the WWF. Tanaka fights back and beats on Luke. The Orient Express cut off the ring until Luke gets his knees up on a splash by Tanaka. Butch tags in and runs wild then The Bushwhackers hit Tanaka with the battering ram but Fuji jumps up on the apron and tosses salt in Butch’s eyes. Fuji comes in and beats on Butch too for the DQ (4:10) 1/2*.

Thoughts: Crappy match with a lame finish. Might as well just give the Orient Express the win via cheating heading into their match against the LoD. Its not like they were doing anything with the Bushwhackers, who could easily afford the loss.

 

Earthquake w/ Dino Bravo & Jimmy Hart vs.???

This poor jobber didn’t even get a name. Earthquake beats on the guy then hits a dropkick. The crowd chants for Hogan as Earthquake continues his assault then puts him away with a sit-down splash (2:10). After the match, Earthquake hits a few more splashes.

Thoughts: Another Earthquake opponent goes out on a stretcher as his feud with Hogan continues.

 

In action next week are Dustin Rhodes, Legion of Doom, and Randy Savage. Plus, an interview with Sgt.Slaughter & Gen. Adnan and more!

 

Final Thoughts: Not much to speak of here. The featured match was bad and the shows after a PPV were usually void of excitement as they waited until the following week to start new storylines/feuds.