WWF Wrestling Challenge – July 19, 1992

July 19, 1992

From the Broome County Arena in Binghamton, NY

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan

This week in action are the Legion of Doom, Nailz, Tatanka, and Papa Shango. Plus, an interview with Ric Flair & Mr. Perfect

 

Money Inc. w/ Jimmy Hart vs. Bill Pierce & Flex Armstrong

Flex is cut with a flat top. According to Cagematch he was trained by Arn Anderson but never appeared to make it past some small Indy promotions in the South. IRS tells the crowd not to make electronic refund claims because they will get caught for cheating. We hear from the Natural Disasters as they promise to take away Money Inc’s money and belts. Money Inc beat on Armstrong as Heenan wants us to cut to the SummerSlam main event announcement so he can hear Flair facing Savage. Pierce is in now and gets caught with a powerslam from DiBiase then IRS uses a clothesline for the win (2:22).

Thoughts: Same as Superstars but with Heenan in Perfect’s role of being anxious about the SummerSlam main event announcement.

 

WWF Special Report with Lord Alfred Hayes. Again, same as Superstars that saw news clips about SummerSlam being in England and the announcement of Randy Savage vs. Ultimate Warrior for the WWF World Heavyweight Title as the main event.

 

Richie Rich vs. Sgt. Slaughter

Heenan is screaming about Flair not being in the main event and accuses Jack Tunney of being biased. Rich was a Killer Kowalski trainee who was still wrestling into December 2017 for a small Indy in Southeast Massachusetts. Slaughter slams Rich as Heenan continues his tangent then soon after that Slaughter uses the Cobra Clutch for the win (0:48).

Thoughts: Quick match for Slaughter as his feud with The Mountie limps along. And we get Heenan screaming about Flair not being in the SummerSlam main event as that would continue throughout the show.

 

Razor Ramon at the beach vignette airs.

 

Papa Shango vs. Ross Greenberg

Heenan wants Shango to take Warrior out so Flair can replace him at SummerSlam. Shango hits a running knee in the corner as the announcers talk about the “Body Star Wars” as Shango hits a gutwrench suplex. Shango continues to beat on Greenberg then hits a reverse shoulderbreaker for the win (1:32). Heenan then talks about what Flair & Perfect are going to say on the interview later on in the show.

Thoughts: The comment about Heenan wanting Shango take out Warrior was interesting as they also plugged the Flair & Perfect interview.

 

LoD defeat Peter Motts (Perry Saturn) & Chris Duffy in a match from the 7/13 edition of Prime Time Wrestling.

 

An ad for the “Body Stars Wars” airs.

 

Gene Okerlund now welcomes Ric Flair & Mr. Perfect to the interview platform. Perfect yells at Okerlund to shut up then calls out Jack Tunney for jerking them around since day one. Perfect accuses Tunney of arraigning Flair to be #2 at the Royal Rumble then at the last minute changed WrestleMania around. Perfect predicts that Flair will once again become champion then Flair asks Okerlund what he would do if faced with the same situation. Flair then said who cares that little kids like the Ultimate Warrior then flips out over not even being on the card. Flair then calls out Tunney for having the gall to put him on the backburner before telling Warrior when the time is right he will pay the price before demanding his title shot against Savage. Flair then says whether its tomorrow, next week, next month, or two months out he will become the champion again. Its clear that Flair & Perfect are going to try and scheme their way into the main event or even force a title match before the PPV.

 

Clip of the Prime Time match between Rick Martel and Bret Hart as they tease what happened when Shawn Michaels ran out. And that show will be recapped here tomorrow.

 

Iron Mike Sharpe vs. Tatanka

Sharpe is back after almost two years wrestling on the Independents. Tatanka hits a dropkick and an atomic drop as the announcers talk about Flair. Gorilla plugs a “WWF Magazine” article about Tatanka’s trail of tears. Tatanka stays in control as the announcers talk about the Tatanka/Martel feud then Tatanka hits a Samoan drop for the win (1:57).

Thoughts: More hype for the Tatanka/Martel feud as old friend Iron Mike Sharpe is back.

 

Gorilla plugs the “WrestleFest ’92” release from Coliseum Home Video as we see a clip of Heenan and Okerlund playing tennis.

 

We get the Big Bossman interview from Superstars.

 

Nailz vs. Tony Roy

Nailz roughs up Roy and quickly puts him away with a chokehold (0:52). After the match, Nailz beats on Roy with the nightstick then chokes him out again as Heenan accuses Big Bossman of abusing Nailz in prison.

Thoughts: Another brief squash match in an attempt to get Nailz over as a killer. However, he was lousy in the ring and his facial expressions after the match were a bit too much and made his character less effective.

 

Next week in action are The Mountie, The Undertaker, Nasty Boys, and Bret Hart. Plus, the announcement of more SummerSlam matches and the face-to-face between Warrior and Savage as we hear from both men.

 

Final Thoughts: With the SummerSlam main event announced its now time to hype up that and the rest of the SummerSlam card.

 

Here is my schedule for the next several days:

Friday: WWF Prime Time Wrestling 7/20/92

Saturday: Mid-South Wrestling 2/9/84

Sunday: WWF Superstars 7/25/92, WWF Challenge 7/26/92

Monday: WWF Superstars 8/1/92, WWF Challenge 8/2/92

Tuesday: WWF Superstars 8/8/92, WWF Challenge 8/9/92

Wednesday: WWF Superstars 8/15/92, WWF Challenge 8/16/92

Thursday: WWF Superstars 8/22/92, WWF Challenge 8/23/92