November 21, 1992
From the Hulman Center in Terre Haute, IN
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan
WWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Virgil vs. Bret “The Hitman” Hart
Vince says that Mr. Perfect is training for the Survivor Series. Vince then runs down all of Bret’s title defenses then asks Heenan about the Survivor Series and Mr. Perfect as Randy Savage’s new partner. Heenan wants to drop the subject and will await to hear from Ric Flair & Razor Ramon. Virgil takes it on the mat to start. He goes back to the headlock after using a crossbody for a nearfall. Bret takes control as the announcers talk about his match against Shawn Michaels at the Survivor Series. Bret slams Virgil then hammers away in the corner but Virgil floats over and fights back. Virgil uses a monkey flip for two but whiffs on a crossbody then Bret uses the Sharpshooter for the win (4:13) *3/4.
Thoughts: Virgil got in a lot of offense against the champ. Its nice to let guys shine but having a lower midcarder taking most of the match against the champ is ballsy, even in the story of Bret being a champ who gives everyone a shot. Anyway, Bret was over with the fans and it was a fun TV match.
Special Bulletin with Gene Okerlund. He breaks the news that the Ultimate Warrior has been replaced by Mr. Perfect for Randy Savage’s partner at the Survivor Series. We then see the clips on Prime Time then hear from Savage & Perfect with Perfect accusing Flair of wanting to be like him and said he was the one who brought Razor Ramon into the WWF (true story) as Savage likes Perfect’s attitude.
Heenan says Perfect is only famous because of Flair and himself and promises that Perfect will not get away over turning his back on Flair and himself.
Todd Becker vs. Yokozuna w/ Mr. Fuji
Vince once again accuses Heenan of keeping Perfect on the sidelines. Becker charges at Yokozuna and gets clotheslined. Yokozuna drills Becker with a thrust kick and follows up with an uranage as Vince tells us that Yokozuna has an open contract for the Survivor Series. Yokozuna then hits a leg drop ans we hear from Mr. Fuji with Yokozuna in an insert promo putting over Yokozuna’s ability as Yokozuna hits a sit-down splash from the middle rope for the win (2:27).
Thoughts: Yokozuna continues to impress. Having a monster heel this agile is a plus considering the other lugs on the roster. Its clear Yokozuna will be getting pushed heavily going forward, especially since they are giving him a match on the PPV just a few weeks after his debut.
WWF Update with Lord Alfred Hayes. We are shown that Shawn Michaels defeated the British Bulldog for the Intercontinental Title at “Saturday Night’s Main Event” as we see some highlights and that the match will be shown in full on the “Survivor Series Showdown.” We then see the end of Bret Hart defeating Papa Shango at SNME and the confrontation with Shawn afterwards.
Steve Walker & Mike Kramer vs. Natural Disasters
The Disasters work over Kramer as we hear from Money Inc. & Beverly Brothers in an insert promo stating how they’ll survive at the Survivor Series. The Disasters stay in control as Vince tells us that Earthquake vs. IRS will happen at the Survivor Series Showdown then Walker is put away after a pair of splashes (2:07).
Thoughts: Basic hype for the Survivor Series match.
Survivor Series Report with Gene Okerlund. We learn that The Headshrinkers vs. High Energy will take place at the PPV. And only the WWF World Heavyweight Title is on the line for Bret vs. Shawn.
Bam Bam Bigelow tells us that he will be here next week to engulf the WWF Superstars in flames.
Barry Horowitz vs. Lance Cassidy
The clown is shown walking near the entrance. Vince plugs the Survivor Series Hotline then makes fun of Heenan for being upset over Mr. Perfect. Cassidy hits a dropkick then works the arm. We then hear from Cassidy in an insert promo saying he prides himself on being a great wrestler in some corny 80’s babyface promo then Cassidy avoids a charge in the corner and hits a flying clothesline for the win (2:21). We see the clown celebrate in the crowd.
Thoughts: Both the “Wrestling Observer Newsletter” and “Pro Wrestling Torch” reported that Cassidy was going to have a singing cowboy gimmick. We have not seen that yet. And we get more focus on the clown.
We then see the special coffin made for Kamala. It’s just a regular coffin with Kamala’s symbols on the top. The Undertaker opens it up and walks out and says after the tosses Kamala into the coffin he will rest in peace. Not much of a reveal or a promo to be honest.
Final Thoughts: If you didn’t see Prime Time you now know about Mr. Perfect replacing the Ultimate Warrior as Savage’s partner at the Survivor Series. The Bret vs.Virgil match featured fast-pace action and Bam Bam will be returning on TV next week as we will then learn about the Survivor Series fallout.