July 20, 1991
From the Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA
Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper, and Randy Savage
This week, we will have a special interview with Sgt. Slaughter. Also in action are Virgil, Nasty Boys, and Beverly Brothers. Plus, we will find out the special guest referee for the “Marriage Made in Hell” match at SummerSlam.
Big Bossman vs. Louie Spicolli
Spicolli lands some punches but Bossman knocks him down. The announcers talk about the Bossman/Mountie feud as Bossman hits a sidewalk slam for the win (0:49). After the match, Bossman cuffs Spicolli to the ropes then tosses the key before leaving.
Thoughts: Just basic hype for the Bossman/Mountie feud.
WWF Update with Gene Okerlund. We are shown the official invitation to the Savage/Elizabeth wedding at SummerSlam. We are then shown a clip from the “Barber Shop” where Savage said it was fitting to share his wedding to the world. Okerlund then promises us their will be more news on the PPV later on in the “SummerSlam Report.”
We see Vince in the studio now. He talks about how in the WWF wrestlers have become role models and share responsibility to say no to drugs. Vince then says the “comprehensive” drug testing used in the company will be expanded to include anabolic steroids and when we see the WWF symbol you know you’re watching drug-free entertainment a family can be proud of. Well, this is in response to Dr. George Zahorian being found guilty on prescribing steroids without medical purpose and selling controlled substances. This would kick off an interesting time in WWF history.
Rob Allen & Scott Carlson vs. The Nasty Boys w/ Jimmy Hart
We hear from Nasty Boys & Hart in an insert promo as they want to see some competition and promise to remain champions for a very long time. The Nasties beat on Allen then do the same to Carlson and get the win with a running powerslam/flying elbow drop combo (3:04).
Thoughts: And we get basic hype for the Tag Team Title feud.
We get another Skinner vignette. This time he tells us about his mean uncle who taught him that beauty is only skin deep and once you peel it back there is nothing much to see.
Tim Patterson vs. The Dragon
The camera shows off a fan sporting a Dragon shirt. The fans are into The Dragon, who takes Patterson over with an arm drag. Vince now wants to know if the Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan can get along. Dragon hits Patterson with some shots as Vince says we will know about the guest referee next week but corrects himself and says it will happen this week. Dragon stays in control then puts Patterson away with a flying body press (1:57). The crowd went nuts for this win.
Thoughts: Boy they sure loved The Dragon in Sacramento. Anyway, The Dragon is still without any direction but based off of this you would think he’d be part of a feud.
An ad for SummerSlam airs.
Gene Okerlund welcomes Sgt. Slaughter, Gen. Adnan, and Col. Mustafa to the interview platform. He asks them about their match at SummerSlam against the Ultimate Warrior & Hulk Hogan. Slaughter laughs over Hogan & Warrior thinking they have a chance against his corps of destruction and puts over his men. Slaughter says they have proven to rule the WWF their own way and does not care who is named the special guest referee because it does not make any difference. Okerlund makes sure they do not care before asking if they want to meet the guest referee. Slaughter says yes then Okerlund brings out Sid Justice, who comes out in his wrestling attire. He looks like a million bucks. Slaughter and his men are happy and salute Sid. Slaughter welcomes Sid to his corps but Sid declines, stating he is not part of any corps and is only here to make sure justice will be served. I liked this segment. Sid looked like a star coming out and the segment played on the story of where his allegiance will lie.
Virgil vs. Black Knight
Virgil lands a few jabs as Vince states he can become a millionaire overnight if he is victorious at SummerSlam. Virgil clotheslines Knight outside then flies out with a pescado. We now see Ted DiBiase & Sensational Sherri in an insert promo as they laugh at the thought of Virgil becoming a millionaire then soon after that Virgil uses the Million Dollar Dream for the win (2:06).
Thoughts: The story of Virgil finally getting revenge on his ex-boss by becoming a millionaire is the theme for their SummerSlam match.
The Warlord w/ Slick vs. Billy Gatlin
The announcers make fun of Gatlin’s look then Warlord takes control. It was a terrible look. Warlord hits a press slam and targets the back until he hits a full nelson for the win (1:53).
Thoughts: Another dominating squash match win for The Warlord, who is without any direction at the moment.
SummerSlam Report with Gene Okerlund. The new match announced was the The Bushwhackers w/ Andre the Giant vs. Natural Disasters. That signals the end of the Jake/Earthquake feud and the rumored plan was for Jake & Andre to team up against the Natural Disasters. Jake was also injured at this time.
Jim Gorman & Matthew Burns vs. Beverly Brothers w/ Coach
Gorman surprises Beau with a pair of slams as Vince asks Savage who will be the best man at his wedding. Blake attacks Gorman from behind as the announcers now talk about what will happen with Sid Justice as the guest referee as the Beverly Brothers put Burns away with a flapjack/head spike combo (3:11). Vince promises we will see a lot more of the Beverly Brothers.
Thoughts: The talk was mostly about Savage’s wedding as the announcers were good in teasing him about that. The Beverly Brothers are still not getting any reaction.
Next week in action are Bret Hart, The Bushwhackers w/ Andre the Giant, Texas Tornado, and The Warlord. Plus, Jake Roberts as guest on the “Funeral Parlor” and more!
Final Thoughts: We found out about another SummerSlam match, although it is not a particularly inspiring one and Sid made his debut in a good segment. Beyond that it was basic hype for the PPV.