WWF Wrestling Challenge – March 31th, 1991

March 31, 1991

From the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, MS

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, and Jim Neidhart, making his debut as color commentator.


The WrestleMania Update first shown on the 3/26 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling” is shown.


Col. Mustafa w/ Sgt. Slaughter & Gen. Adnan vs. Dale Wolfe

Slaughter & Adnan introduce Mustafa to the crowd as Gorilla yells how Mustafa is the Iron Sheik. Mustafa beats on Wolfe as Gorilla talks about Slaughter throwing a fireball in Hogan’s face after WrestleMania. Mustafa then hits a suplex before using the Camel’s Clutch for the win (1:24). After the match, Mustafa dumps Wolfe outside so Slaughter can attack.

Thoughts: Mustafa looks terrible and adding another person to Slaughter’s act is only going to water it down.


Big Bossman vs. Jim Corbett

The Mountie is shown in an insert promo proclaiming that the USA is his land. Bossman boots Corbett in the face then yells about being the only law-and-order in the WWF. Bossman stays in control and hits the sidewalk slam for the win (2:16). Bossman then cuffs Corbett to the ropes after the match.

Thoughts: They continue to build towards the Bossman/Mountie feud. Expect things to heat up soon.


Sean Mooney is in the Event Center telling us about the UK Rampage show in the London Arena on 4/24. He runs down the card, which will be broadcast on Sky. I will be recapping this show for those interested.


Mr. Perfect w/ Bobby Heenan vs. Reno Riggins

Perfect and Heenan laugh at Riggins. Gorilla says he likes to see youngsters like Riggins get a chance as Riggins surprises Perfect with some offense. Riggins rolls through after getting shoved down then clotheslines Perfect, who bails and regroups with Heenan. Perfect re-enters and takes Riggins down as Perfect & Heenan are shown in an insert promo as Heenan says dog owners are the only thing worse than dogs and calls the British Bulldog “number two.” Perfect beats on Riggins then puts him away with the Perfect Plex (2:30).

Thoughts: Perfect & Heenan are using dog insults to hype their feud against the British Bulldog.


Gene Okerlund invites Mr. Perfect & Bobby Heenan to the interview platform. However, Heenan tells Perfect to go backstage as he’ll handle the interview. Okerlund asks Heenan about his family as Heenan said they’ve never been better. Okerlund brings up Andre the Giant on “Prime Time Wrestling” when Andre tossed Heenan down in a pool of grapes. Heenan says they were just being playful then Andre comes out and wants to talk. Heenan comes down with Okerlund and asks Andre to say how they are fine and offers his hand. Andre shakes but squeezes Heenan’s hand so hard Heenan drops to his knees. Andre screams about being sick and tired of Heenan and his family and its the last time he’ll say this as he is now stepping on Heenan’s hand. Andre then leaves with Okerlund. This cements the fact Andre is now a babyface for the people that were still wondering. Andre did not stick around much longer though.


The Warlord w/ Slick vs. John Allen

Heenan returns on commentary and is made fun of by Gorilla. Warlord takes Allen down with a shoulder tackle then hits a gutwrench suplex. Neidhart calls Warlord a “big dude” as Warlord puts Allen away with a full nelson and swings Allen around even after the bell rings (1:10).

Thoughts: After losing to Bulldog at WrestleMania we are back to putting Warlord over for being strong in squash matches.


The Legion of Doom defeat Mike Casey & Bob Bradley in a match first shown on the 3/26 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling.”


The Irwin R. Schyster vignette regarding how to deduct charitable donations airs. He says we donate out of greed to help ourselves with deductions that makes us pay less taxes.


Ted DiBiase comes out for his match. He then introduces Sensational Sherri as his manager.


“Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase vs. Pat Armstrong

We hear from a quiet Roddy Piper in an insert promo as he says the next time DiBiase sees him he’ll be off of crutches. DiBiase beats on Armstrong then puts him away with the Million Dollar Dream (1:02).

Thoughts: The company continues to build towards a DiBiase/Piper match.


In action next week are Texas Tornado, Earthquake, British Bulldog, The Dragon, and The Undertaker.


Final Thoughts: An uneventful show as they focused on what happened at WrestleMania with a glimpse of what will happen in the future. Things will start amping up in the coming weeks.


Here is my schedule for the next several days:

Tuesday: SWS/WWF Wrestle Dream 4/1/91

Wednesday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 4/6/91

Thursday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 4/7/91

Friday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 4/13/91

Saturday: Mid-South Wrestling 7/7/83

Sunday: WWF Wrestling Challenge 4/14/91

Monday: WWF Superstars of Wrestling 4/20/91