WWF Wrestling Challenge – June 16th, 1991

June 16, 1991

From the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, AZ

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, and Jim Neidhart

In action this week are Big Bossman, The Dragon, and Irwin R. Schyster. Plus, Andre the Giant on the “Barber Shop” and more!

 

Big Bossman vs. Mark Ming

Bossman beats on Ming to start. Ming tries to elude Bossman but ends up getting caught and dropped with a spinebuster. Bossman then takes Ming down with a big boot as Gorilla tells us about the article on the Bossman/Mountie feud in “WWF Magazine.” Bossman stays in control then gets the win with a sidewalk slam (2:36). After the match, Bossman cuffs Ming to the ropes then leaves.

Thoughts: The Bossman/Mountie feud remains one of the more focused on TV feuds in the company.

 

WWF Special Report with Lord Alfred Hayes. We hear from Sgt. Slaughter as he is flanked by Gen. Adnan and Col. Mustafa. He tells us it will be a long, hot Summer and promises to become the WWF World Heavyweight Champion. Just a confirmation that the Slaughter/Hogan feud is going to last a while longer.

 

Power & Glory w/ Slick vs. Scott Bazo & Larry Cameron

Power & Glory beat on Bazo to start. Roma brings Cameron inside with a headscissors then beats on him for a bit. Heenan says that Jimmy Snuka and Roddy Piper are guests this week on “Prime Time Wrestling” as Power & Glory use a torture rack/elbow drop combo for the win (3:43).

Thoughts: Really just a backdrop for the announcers to talk about Prime Time. The Power & Glory/Bushwhackers feud was not mentioned here.

 

Another brief vignette of Sid Justice, who is sporting an angry face.

 

WBF Championship ad airs.

 

Randy Sharkey vs. The Dragon

The Dragon hits a back suplex as the announcers talk about the WBF. Dragon stays in control and hits a delayed vertical suplex before using a flying body press for the win (2:18).

Thoughts: You know the company has no plans for you when you’re match is the backrop for WBF talk.

 

Irwin R. Schyster defeats Rob Allen in a match first shown on the 6/10 edition of “Prime Time Wrestling.”

 

Clip of Andre the Giant getting attacked by Earthquake.

 

Barber Shop with guest Andre the Giant. Andre is now using a cane. Beefcake asks Andre about his future. Andre says he asked the doctor what to do and he will get an operation. Andre says he will feel better than ever afterwards and then will finish what Earthquake started. Sadly, he never did feel better than ever. Beefcake then says this will spell disaster for Earthquake and leaves with Andre. They are going to go with an Andre/Earthquake feud.

 

The Warlord w/ Slick vs. Larry Williams

Warlord now as a “W” shaved in the back of his head. Heenan keeps talking about the pressures of being a journalist as Gorilla asks if he is trying to say something. Heenan says he has decisions to make as Warlord beats on Williams. The announcers now talk about Warlord being a potential title contender as Warlord stays in control until using the full nelson for the win (2:51). After the match, the camera zooms in on the back of Warlord’s head.

Thoughts: Shaving a “W” in the back of Warlord’s head was not going to make up for his total lack of charisma.

 

British Bulldog and Mr. Perfect put over Sid Justice while insulting each other.

 

Jim Kolhep & Bobby Jones vs. The Orient Express w/ Mr. Fuji

Tanaka catches Jones with a thrust kick after an Irish whip sequence as the announcers talk about the rumors of Randy Savage wanted to marry Elizabeth. Kolhep tags in and gets beat down. The enhancement talent team makes some quick tags then the Orient Express put Kolhep away after Kato hits a back suplex after a double-team move (3:56).

Thoughts: Now Gorilla & Bobby are talking about the Savage/Elizabeth engagement rumors so its clear this will lead to an angle.

 

Next week in action are The Berzerker, Virgil, Sgt. Slaughter, and Bret Hart. Plus, Jim Duggan as guest on the “Barber Shop” and more.

 

Final Thoughts: Nothing much happened on Challenge this week as it was a mundane installment of the “B” show. Actually, even “Prime Time” started to do angles so Challenge is really the “C” show.