September 5, 1992
From the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, AL
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect
We see clips of the Savage vs. Warrior and Bret vs. Bulldog matches from SummerSlam.
The hosts are talking about SummerSlam as Vince talks about Savage & Warrior both turning their backs on Perfect’s offer.
Legion of Doom w/ Paul Ellering & Rocco vs. Gary Jackson & Jerry Stevens
The LoD beat down Jackson as we hear some more brilliance from the Rocco act. Stevens tags in as Vince cackles like a moron over Rocco’s act then Vince plugs the WWF Posters magazine. LoD stay in control and put Stevens away with the Doomsday Device (2:24).
Thoughts: This is the final TV appearance for LoD until 1997 due to Hawk quit as mentioned in my SummerSlam review. Luckily, Rocco was never seen again. Animal would team with Crush and did some singles work briefly until leaving after getting hurt in Mid October.
Vince now shills ICOPRO as being a program, not just a product. And stresses that its steroid free. The LoD are then shown walking backstage as we see a replay of the finish on the big screen. They are utilizing the new screen near the entrance now and an improved look was needed.
Nailz vs. Tommy Stevenson
Nailz chokes out Stevenson to start as Vince goes on about people saying Nailz does not belong in wrestling or even society itself. Nailz stays in control then beats Stevenson with a chokehold (1:54). After the match, Nailz beats down Stevenson with a nightstick.
Thoughts: The announcers mentioned that Bossman might be afraid of Nailz and I guess we are supposed to think that is why he never appeared at SummerSlam.
Kato vs. Crush
Crush is now announce from Kona, Hawaii. He is then shown in an insert promo with a new “Hawaiian” accent talking about how people do not know that he is from Hawaii. Crush catches Kato with a tilt-a-whirl slam then shrugs off a few clotheslines before beating Kato down. Crush now hits a press slam then a clothesline before the head vice gets the win (2:21).
Thoughts: Suddenly, Crush now is being billed from Hawaii and that is part of his gimmick. Probably should have been doing that from the start instead of those horrendous vignettes where he crushed stuff. They even did some event center promos with Crush where he talked about his friends saying he was not acting genuine on TV then turned on a “Hawaiian” accent. Crush was born and raised in Hawaii so I guess they finally realized having a huge, athletic guy and saddling him with a dogshit gimmick was not for the best. Even being the big, happy Hawaiian guy was a step up.
The Mountie w/ Jimmy Hart vs. Ken Wayne
Mountie sings his theme as he gets into the ring then asks the “hillbillies” of Alabama if they know who he is before attacking Wayne. Vince tells Perfect he did not even know if he’d show up after what happened at SummerSlam then asks if he has a plan to get even. Perfect says if Plan A fails then they will go to Plan B but refuses to elaborate about this Plan B. The Mountie stays in control as Vince accuses Perfect of letting Flair down then Mountie hits Wayne with a piledriver for the win (2:10).
Thoughts: The interesting thing here was Vince saying that Perfect has caused conflict with Flair and even said Heenan blamed him for the plan failing as Perfect was irate and demanded to know where Vince heard that from as its clear Perfect has something else up his sleeve. This would continue throughout the rest of the show. Also, this Plan B that was first mentioned by Flair at SummerSlam will be talked up heavily on this week’s TV.
We now see Razor Ramon. He is shown in a pre-taped promo calling out Savage. Razor says Savage might still be champion but that there is only one man who is “oozing machismo” and that’s himself. Razor then flicks the toothpick into the camera. The “oozing machismo” is really being stressed now as they try to get that over. And a Razor/Savage feud is imminent meaning Razor is already getting a title shot or Savage is dropping the strap and its pretty clear which of those things will happen.
Virgil vs. Barry Horowitz
Horowitz catches Virgil with a back elbow smash after a reversal sequence. Virgil comes back with a hip toss before sending Horowitz outside with a dropkick. Virgil then flies out with a plancha before taking the action back inside as the announcers put over Virgil’s improved wrestling skills. Vince goads Perfect about his plans and tries to get him to blame Heenan for what happened at SummerSlam. Horowitz gets some offense but misses a charge in the corner then Virgil uses a Russian leg sweep for the win (3:06).
Thoughts: Virgil is moving around at a fast-paced and looked good in the ring here but the ship has sailed on his push and is just lower-card fodder nowadays. And the focus on commentary remains Vince needling Perfect over his plan failing at SummerSlam while trying to stir up trouble.
Money Inc. vs. Burt Stiles & Warren Quinn
Before the match, IRS tells the crowd to remember when they caught for cheating on their taxes they will pay. IRS works over Stiles as Vince teases Perfect about Flair needing a new financial advisor and executive consultant. Perfect then denies that Heenan and himself will dump Flair as a client as Perfect is adamant about Plan B working. Quinn tags in as the announcers talk about Billy Ray Cyrus appearing on “Body Stars” as if anyone cares. Money Inc. stays in control then put Quinn away when DiBiase uses the Million Dollar Dream (3:13). Vince says that next week there will be new developments on Flair because Flair himself will take actions by himself. Vince then tries to get Perfect to say he’ll dump Flair as Perfect said if Flair is thinking about dumping him then he’ll dump Flair.
Thoughts: Its hilarious to see them so desperate to get people to watch Body Stars that they have to use Billy Ray Cyrus as a selling point. More focus on the Flair stuff as Vince gives Perfect a taste of his own medicine with these mind games.
Next week in action are Big Bossman, Nasty Boys, The Undertaker, Razor Ramon, and the Natural Disasters. Plus, Perfect promises to give us the story on Flair and says that Plan B is in effect.
Final Thoughts: The story of this show was the fallout from the World Title match at SummerSlam with the focus on the Plan B from Perfect & Flair. They also introduced a new gimmick for Crush but the main storyline is Plan B as he await to see it go into effect.