WWF Wrestling Challenge – February 3rd, 1991

February 3, 1991

From the UTC Arena in Chattanooga, TN

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan

This week, we will see highlights from the Jim Duggan vs. Sgt. Slaugher match. Also, The Hart Foundation will defend the Tag Team Titles against The Orient Express. Plus, Tugboat, The Mountie, and Davey Boy Smith will be in action and more!

 

Davey Boy Smith vs. Carl Nelson

Nelson has quite the look. He also moves like he has 50lbs of shit in his pants. Davey brushes off Nelson’s strikes and hits a suplex. Gorilla brings up “Bodybuilding Lifestyles” magazine then Davey hits a running powerslam for the win (1:28).

Thoughts: We got more hype for the “Bodybuilding Lifestyles” magazine and put over Davey’s physique in the process as he is in the midst of a feud with Warlord to see who is the strongest.

 

WWF Special Report is next. We see Jack Tunney’s announcement from “The Main Event” where he names Hulk Hogan the challenger for the World Heavyweight Title. We then hear Slaughter’s promo from that show.

 

The Mountie w/ Jimmy Hart vs. Tom King

Mountie roughs up King then applies a claw. We hear from Mountie with Hart in an insert promo as he claims to be the only law & order in the WWF. Mountie stays in control then puts him away with a nerve hold, which Heenan later refers to as the “Carotid Control Technique.” (1:28). After the match, Mountie cuffs King and tells him he is under arrest before using his cattle prod.

Thoughts: With all of the law and order comments from The Mountie you expect him to have a feud with the Big Bossman at some point. They made that quite clear from the beginning.

 

Tag Title Match: The Orient Express w/ Mr. Fuji vs. The Hart Foundation (c)

The Hart Foundation take control early. They beat on Kato in their corner as Heenan wants to know why Kato is wearing a mask. Fuji hangs his cane on the ropes as Bret is now in trouble. Bret hits a double clothesline then tags out as Neidhart runs wild. Kato breaks up a pin attempt then the match breaks down but Tanaka accidentally knocks Kato outside with a thrust kick. Bret then hits Tanaka with a backbreaker and Neidhart picks Bret up from the middle rope and slams him on top of Tanaka for the win (3:26) *.

Thoughts: I expected better between the two teams but the reality is no one was buying The Orient Express as having a chance win so there was little heat to the match.

 

Footage of Sgt. Slaughter vs. Jim Duggan from “The Main Event” along with Hulk Hogan’s promo at the end of the show.

 

Tugboat vs. Joe Turner

Brother Love & The Undertaker are in an insert promo as Undertaker promises to bury Tugboat. Turner gets overpowered then Tugboat hits a pair of avalanches before a splash gets the win (1:33).

Thoughts: They continue to plant the seeds for a Undertaker/Tugboat feud.

 

Virgil turning on DiBiase at the Rumble is shown.

 

WrestleMania VII ad to get tickets. They are still promising the “biggest WrestleMania celebration ever.”

 

The Nasty Boys w/ Jimmy Hart vs. Jesse Knight & Brian Johnson

Hart is wearing a motorcycle helmet to the ring. Heenan accuses Piper of stealing Virgil away from DiBiase to make him his own servant as The Nasty Boys beat on Johnson. We hear from The Nasty Boys and Hart as they tell us “nasty” weather is coming. The Nasty Boys now beat on Knight and put him away with a running powerslam/flying elbow drop combo (1:57).

Thoughts: The Nasty Boys continue to impress a month after their TV debut.

 

Next week we will see the Big Bossman, The Undertaker, and featured match of Legion of Doom vs. Demolition. Plus, a WrestleMania Report and more. The show closes with comments from the Legion of Doom.

 

Final Thoughts: The Tag Team Title match was disappointing while we saw the same footage from “The Main Event” and the Royal Rumble that we did on Superstars. The WrestleMania hype will continue next week.

 

Here is my schedule for the next several days:

Tuesday: WWF Prime Time Wrestling 2/4/91

Wednesday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 2/9/91

Thursday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 2/10/91

Friday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 2/16/91

Saturday: Mid-South Wrestling 6/9/83

Sunday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 2/17/91

Monday: WWF Prime Time Wrestling 2/18/91