April 25, 1992
From Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI
Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Mr. Perfect
In action this week are Ric Flair, The Undertaker vs. Berzerker, Sgt. Slaughter, and Shawn Michaels. Plus, an interview with Sid Justice and more!
Ric Flair w/ Mr. Perfect vs. Ron Cumberledge
Ric gives shit to the ring attendant that is taking away his robe then works over Cumberledge. Vince talks about the Flair/Savage rematch and how many think Flair is the favorite to reclaim the title. Flair roughs up Cumberledge in the corner then we see an insert of the newest “WWF Magazine” article that shows the pictures of Flair and Savage as Flair puts Cumberledge away with the figure four (2:12).
Thoughts: Still pushing the Flair/Savage feud and the new discovery of the photo negatives being stolen but this storyline is just running on fumes.
We get an ad on how to be part of the WWF Fan Club
WWF Update with Gene Okerlund. We see footage of some of the festivities that took place before WrestleMania VIII as a selling point of the Coliseum Home Video release.
Kevin Kruger vs. British Bulldog
Mr. Perfect has now joined Vince on commentary. Vince puts over Bulldog’s successful tour of Europe. Bulldog works over Kruger and hits a delayed vertical suplex. Kruger fights back but Bulldog reverses an Irish whip and hits a corner clothesline before a running powerslam gets the win (1:30).
Thoughts: They once again put over how Bulldog is a star in Europe, which is all he really has going for him at the moment.
An ad for “WBF Bodystars” airs.
Beverly Brothers w/ The Genius vs. Eric Collins & Mike Freedom
The Genius’s pre-match poem insults the Legion of Doom & Paul Ellering as he calls them “sissies.” Blake beats down Freedom as we then hear the Beverly Brothers & Genius refer to the LoD as the “Legion of Sissies.” The Beverly Brothers now beat down Collins until they hit the Shaker Heights Spike for the win (1:46). After the match, Beau paints Collins’s face then takes a marker and writes “LOD” across his chest but crosses out the D and writes a “S”
Thoughts: Having the Beverly Brothers call the LoD “sissies” as the catalyst of their feud is not working. It will not give the Beverly Brothers credibility nor will it help reheat the LoD.
We get another vignette for Crush. He is sitting in what appears to be somewhere in the backstage area of an arena. Crush recalls his mother talking him to mind his manners as a kid then we get black-and-white footage of that flashback. Crush then calls out Repo Man, Skinner, and Sid Justice and dares them to tell him to mind his manners. Crush has a cool look but good lord was this vignette horrible.
Shawn Michaels w/ Sensational Sherri vs. George Anderson
The announcers talk about a potential Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart match with Mr. Perfect calling Shawn the wrestler of the 90’s. Shawn works over Anderson then catches him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. We then see Bret Hart in an insert promo telling Shawn he’d never let him tarnish the Intercontinental Title. Shawn stays in control and drills Anderson with a super kick before using a teardrop suplex for the win (1:48).
Thoughts: More hype for the Bret/Shawn feud as they also promoted Shawn as a future star.
Vince plugs the newest edition of “WBF Magazine” and a few of the articles. I still can’t believe they went through with this stuff after all the steroid allegations and everything else going on in the company.
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Brooklyn Brawler
Brawler lands a few shots and stays on the attack. Slaughter ducks a clothesline then beats on Brawler. Slaughter hits a few clothesline then we hear him call out the Mountie in an insert promo before he uses the Cobra Clutch for the win (1:40). Vince also tells us that the “convict” will be out in just a couple of weeks.
Thoughts: The Slaughter/Mountie feud is still going to be a thing and we learn that this convict will be out soon.
Okerlund welcomes Sid Justice & Harvey Whippleman to the interview platform. Sid screams at Okerlund to shut up then laughs before talking about the Ultimate Warrior coming out last week with his Little Warriors and that you need friends to be a leader. Sid tells Warrior he does not need friends and is the man in the WWF that everyone fears. Sid also tells Warrior that he failed to save Hogan at WrestleMania because it was his last match then asks Warrior who will save him as Sid ends this by saying he rules the world. A basic promo from Sid, who ended up quitting just one day after this aired.
Natural Disasters vs. Kent Carlson & Tom Stone
Before the match, Howard Finkel informs us that Shawn Michaels has left the building. Perfect makes fun of the Disasters for being dummies due to getting dumped by Jimmy Hart. The Disasters start off by working over Carlson. The Disasters beat down Stone when he enters and hit a double avalanche then put Carlson away after a pair of splashes (2:31).
Thoughts: The Disasters are just not cut out to be a babyface team. The fans do not care about their feud with Money Inc.
The Berzerker w/ Mr. Fuji vs. The Undertaker w/ Paul Bearer
Before the match, Fuji steals the urn and that allows Berzerker to whack Bearer & Undertaker from behind with his shield. Berzerker then grabs his sword and hits Undertaker across the back but Undertaker rolls away as Berzerker tried to stab him as the sword is stuck in the mat. Undertaker is clotheslined outside where Berzerker runs out and beats him down. Berzerker pulls up a floor mat then hits a piledriver on the concrete. Bearer rolls inside and grabs the urn and waves it over Undertaker, who gets up and slowly heads up the aisle.
Thoughts: This match never officially begun but we did get to see our first stabbing attempt on WWF TV so that was nice. And we are on the path of a Berzerker/Undertaker feud which is really a placeholder feud for Taker until they can find something else for him to do but this segment was something else.
Next week, we will see Skinner vs. Ultimate Warrior as we hear from both men. Also, an interview with Randy Savage and an update on the Undertaker/Berzerker incident.
Final Thoughts: The end of the show was quite different and not in a good way but the rest was hyping up the post-Mania feuds and those would be changing very shortly as the promotion tries to find an identity with Hogan away in Hollywood and the current goofiness is not going to help.