September 26, 1992
From the Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, PA
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect
This week, we have an interview with Ric Flair. In action are the British Bulldog, Razor Ramon, Big Bossman, and the debut of the “Komet Kid.”
British Bulldog vs. Barry Hardy
Vince puts over Bulldog as a great champion and how no one is happier than Bulldog’s wife Diana. Bulldog overpowers Hardy and stays in control until putting him away with a running powerslam (2:28). Vince says that Bulldog will take on all challengers.
Thoughts: They are touting Bulldog as the generic babyface champ who will not duck any challengers.
WWF Update with Gene Okerlund. Sponsored by the “WWF Superstars 2” from Nintendo Game Boy. We see last week’s interview where the Ultimate Maniacs were formed.
Papa Shango vs. John Richner
Shango’s “curse” effects Richner’s leg as he hobbles around. Shango attacks the leg then we hear from Bret Hart in an insert promo saying Shango’s curse had no effect in his match at SummerSlam then Shango uses a reverse shoulderbreaker for the win (1:28).
Thoughts: We are back to Shango putting curses on his opponents to build up his feud against Bret.
Barry Horowitz vs. Komet Kid
The Kid is Paul Diamond, who is in a mask and wears a jet pack to the ring. He even had stuff shoot out from his arms. Kid starts rolling around then hits Horowitz with a dropkick. Kid works the arm until Horowitz takes control. Horowitz eats boot on a charge then Kid hits a bulldog from the middle rope and after that hits a spinning heel kick before a rolling fireman’s carry slam gets the win (2:39).
Thoughts: This costume and gimmick was designed for Konnan. However, Konnan quit but Diamond told the women who made the costumes he could fit it with a few minor alterations and this was nearby Vince’s office who heard them all talking and Vince brought Diamond inside and gave him the gimmick. Diamond did okay in the ring but did not showcase much charisma at all.
A clip of SummerSlam is shown where Undertaker sat up and chased Kamala backstage. This was used to sell the Coliseum Home Video release of the show.
Razor Ramon vs. Nick Tarantino
Razor beats on Tarantino as Vince tells us that this week, Randy Savage will be live via satelitte on “Prime Time Wrestling.” Razor toys with Tarantino then hits a super back suplex before the crucifix powerbomb gets the win (2:39).
Thoughts: They are selling another exclusive “Prime Time” segment this time an interview with Savage.
Big Bossman vs. Bruce Mitchell
Bossman boots Mitchell in the face as Perfect suggests Bossman leave the WWF to save face against Nailz and drive a bus so he can be called the “Big Bus Man.” I’ll admit that I chuckled over that line. Bossman continues to beat on Mitchell as Vince says Bossman is having fun out there. Bossman stays in control then hits a sidewalk slam for the win (2:54).
Thoughts: They keep holding off on having Bossman/Nailz confront each other and its making you lose interest in their feud.
Okerlund welcomes Flair & Perfect to the interview platform. They gloat over their Plan B then call out the Ultimate Maniacs. Flair is then asked about Warrior as Flair said if Warrior had listened to Perfect and himself he’d be the champ then Flair proceeds to mock Warrior’s mannerisms as Perfect said things are in fact perfect. Similar in subject but a different interview that what we saw on last week’s “Wrestling Challenge.” Flair mocking Warrior was funny. I think I liked this interview better.
Bobby Perez & Akita Webb vs. Nasty Boys w/ Jimmy Hart
The Nasty Boys beat down Webb as the announcers go back-and-forth in trying to determine who is the #1 contender to the Tag Team Titles: Nasty Boys or Money Inc. The Nasty Boys are shown screaming in an insert promo saying that they are the #1 contenders then they beat on Perez until putting him away with a running powerslam/flying elbow drop combo (3:07).
Thoughts: The story remains Hart telling the Nasty Boys they are in fact the #1 contenders but also telling the same thing to Money Inc.
Next week in action are Crush, The Undertaker, Nailz, and the Natural Disasters. Plus, an interview with Razor Ramon.
Final Thoughts: The focus remains on the Ultimate Maniacs, Ric Flair, and Razor Ramon. Besides that we saw a debut of another gimmick and continued other midcard storylines.