March 28, 1992
From the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, AL
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect
In action this week are The Undertaker, Natural Disaters, and Big Bossman. Plus, an interview with Ric Flair and more evidence from Ric Flair about his prior relationship with Elizabeth.
The copy of this show cut off the Berzerker vs. Ian Weston match. I’m sure it was a classic.
The Undertaker w/ Paul Bearer vs. Lee Armstrong
The camera shows various Undertaker merchandise items in the crowd. Undertaker beats on Armstrong then quickly puts him away with the tombstone (0:59). After the match, Undertaker stuffs Armstrong inside of a bodybag then hits a stomp.
Thoughts: They continue to push that Jake will sink to new lows in order to become victorious at WrestleMania.
WWF Update with Gene Okerlund. He hypes up WrestleMania VIII being just one week away then we see footage from a press conference with Mr. Perfect & Ric Flair. Perfect sets the ground rules and that is all applause be held until after Flair speaks. The camera shows that the room is empty as Flair says each and every one of us believes that Elizabeth is pure and his photographs are not real. Flair then reviews the photos as they flash on the screen. Flair then pulls out a scarf he claims belongs to Elizabeth and smells it to remember her scent and tells Randy Savage he will bring it to WrestleMania then talks about the sweet smell of success. Perfect & Flair then yell “wooooo!” as the segment ends. Hayes tells us we will hear from Savage later on in the show. Some of this was amusing, like holding the “press conference” inside of an empty building, but this feud is not registering like the Jake/Savage feud did.
Papa Shango vs. David Taylor
Perfect tells Vince he is fighting over Elizabeth’s scarf with Flair as Vince yells at him and says Savage will tear through them and win the title. Shango roughs up Taylor then quickly puts him away with a reverse shoulderbreaker (0:57). After the match, Shango dangles his bone necklace over his opponent.
Thoughts: Much like The Undertaker when he started, they keep cutting to the fans shocked and scared reactions of the Shango character. The focus on commentary was about the Flair press conference.
We hear the voice telling Big Bossman that he will pay soon as we see videos of prison cell doors closing.
Barry Horowitz vs. Big Bossman
Bossman beats on Horowitz then mocks the self-pat on the back spot. Bossman stays in control then puts Horowitz away with a sidewalk slam (1:22).
Thoughts: They talked a bit about this man in the vignettes as Perfect hinted about this man being a prisoner abused by Bossman.
Natural Disasters vs. Dale Wolfe & Bob Morgan
The Disasters beat on Morgan as Vince believes the Natural Disaters will be champions. We then hear from Money Inc. in an insert promo laughing at the Natural Disasters for thinking they will become champions. The Disasters stay in control then put Morgan away with a pair of splashes (2:29).
Thoughts: The Disasters are just not over as faces and Earthquake is miscast in the role. Plus, Tugboat turned face just under a year when he turned heel.
Gene Okerlund welcomes Sid Justice & Harvey Whippleman to the interview platform. Sid cuts off Okerlund and calls him a “bald-headed little oaf” then has Harvey read off Hogan’s commandments as Sid tells Hogan how they will not help him out in their match. Sid also takes time to yell at the fans. Sid then says the only way he can lose is if he’s struck by lightning then tells Hogan in the jungle the strong survive and weak fall to the side. Sid’s presence is so great and his promos are too but the feud itself is not over.
El Matador vs. Doug Somers
Vince tells us that Matador and Hogan are the only two that have wrestled at every single WrestleMania. Matador takes Somers over with a hip toss as the announcers talk about Shawn Michaels being a “boy toy” and the WrestleMania Hotline. Matador stays in control then hits the El Paso de Muerte for the win (1:01).
Thoughts: Its clear they are building up Matador a bit so Shawn can beat him at WrestleMania.
An ad for WBF Bodystars airs. It features Lex Luger as he talks about premiering at WrestleMania. This is Luger’s WWF TV debut.
WrestleMania VIII Report with Gene Okerlund.
Final Thoughts: With the PPV just one week away we got the typical last-minute hype of that and no angle advancements.