July 13, 1991
From the Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA
Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper, and Randy Savage
In action this week are the Natural Disasters, Mr. Perfect, Jim Duggan, and Ted DiBiase. Plus, the “Funeral Parlor” with guests Legion of Doom and more!
British Bulldog vs. Ed Moretti
Bulldog takes down Moretti with a hip toss to start. Bulldog then hits a back drop as Moretti begs for mercy. Bulldog stays in control as Vince talks about the Savage/Elizabeth marriage that will occur at SummerSlam. Bulldog then picks up Moretti and hits a running powerslam for the win (2:50).
Thoughts: Mostly a backdrop for the announcers to talk about the Savage/Elizabeth. As we will see later, Bulldog’s program with Perfect is ending.
WWF Update with Gene Okerlund. He goes over the SummerSlam co-main events. We then hear from Hulk Hogan & Ultimate Warrior as they promise the Hulkamaniacs and Warriors will unite to form the strongest military ever in order to take out the Triangle of Terror. The heel side of that match is incredibly weak and there is no good reason for Warrior & Hogan to team up if we are being honest.
Natural Disasters w/ Jimmy Hart vs. Koko B. Ware & Bob Frazier
Koko eludes Earthquake as the announcers talk about math and Savage getting married. Koko hits a pair of dropkicks that barely have any effect then avoids an elbow drop and tags out. We hear from The Bushwhackers in an insert promo as they talk about stopping the Natural Disasters. The Disasters beat on Frazier then put him away with a double splash combo (3:21).
Thoughts: The Bushwhackers/Natural Disasters feud does not sound promising but again, this was another match designed for the announcers to talk about SummerSlam.
The Mountie and Big Bossman each put over Sid Justice.
Mike Starr vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Starr has a feminine look and went by “Michelle” in Vancouver in the late 80’s. Duggan stays in control then tosses Starr outside as the announcers want to know about Savage’s honeymoon plans. Duggan pulls up the floor mat and slams Starr then rolls him back inside and hits the Three Point Stance for the win (2:10).
Thoughts: Again, another match featuring someone without any plans as the announcers talk about the Savage/Elizabeth wedding.
“Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase w/ Sensational Sherri vs. Buddy Wayne
This is the Buddy Wayne that trained Bryan Alvarez from F4W fame. He also passed away in 2017. DiBiase clotheslines Wayne then drops him with a back elbow smash. DiBiase tosses Wayne outside after hitting a suplex where Sherri delivers a slap. DiBiase rolls Wayne back inside and hits a powerslam before the Million Dollar Dream gets the win (2:14).
Thoughts: Some hype for the DiBiase/Virgil feud.
Funeral Parlor with guests Legion of Doom. Bearer asks the LoD about being on the quest for the Tag Team Titles but Hawk jokes that his cologne smells like “formaldehyde” as Vince cackles like a moron. The LoD then promises to give the Nasty Boys the Doomsday Device en route to becoming champions. Just a segment to promote the Tag Team Title feud.
We get another Skinner vignette. This time he pops out of the swamp with a knife in his mouth. Skinner talks about how careful you have to be while gator hunting and says he is ready to skin the WWF guys alive.
Irwin R. Schyster vs. Scott Carlson
Before the match, IRS says he is going to put an end to Piper’s tax cheating. Vince suggests IRS might have that info in his briefcase. Piper says he has six kids and claims to be the poorest wrestler and does not understand why he is being picked on as the announcers make fun of him for that. IRS beats on Carlson then uses an abdominal stretch. IRS then hits a butterfly suplex and stays in control until hitting the Write Off for the win (2:47).
Thoughts: This IRS/Piper stuff is cold. IRS just is not getting over as the gimmick is repetitive.
SummerSlam Report with Gene Okerlund. We learn that Mr. Perfect will defend the Intercontinental Title against Bret Hart while Ted DiBiase will defend the Million Dollar Belt against Virgil.
Mr. Perfect w/ Coach vs. Larry Ludden
Perfect roughs up Ludden as the announcers talk about his SummerSlam match against Bret Hart. The announcers now talk about Savage’s wedding as Perfect stays in control then hits the Perfect Plex for the win (2:52).
Thoughts: Some more basic hype for SummerSlam.
Next week in action are the Beverly Brothers, The Dragon, The Nasty Boys, and Virgil. Plus, a special interview with Virgil and Jack Tunney will announce the special guest referee of the SummerSlam main event.
Final Thoughts: We found out two more matches were added to the PPV but beyond that it was dull show featuring squash match wins mostly of guys who were not part of any major storylines.