August 29, 1993
Your hosts are Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan
Heenan, dressed in a sweater and holding a tennis racket, talks about spending time in Kentucky with Jim Cornette and his mother then the hosts mention that SummerSlam is tomorrow.
Well Dunn vs. Smoking Gunns
This is from the 8/18 “Wrestling Challenge” tapings in Lowell, MA. Your announcers are Jim Ross and Gorilla Monsoon. The hosts talk about WWF Radio as Dunn and Billy end in a stalemate after some mat work. Billy then knocks Dunn down with a right hand after an Irish whip sequence as the Gunns now work Dunn’s arm. We go to break then return with Well working the neck of Bart. Well tosses Bart outside then distracts the ref so Dunn can slam Bart on the floor. Dunn tags back in and catches Bart with a sleeper. Dunn and Bart now collide and end up on the mat but Bart tags out first as Billy runs wild until he spills outside after whiffing on a crossbody. Well Dunn then try to attack Bart but end up colliding and both teams are now outside but Bart is able to roll Billy back into the ring just before the ten count and the Gunns pick up the win (6:31 shown) *1/4.
Thoughts: Underwhelming match that sucked after the break. Well Dunn is already at the bottom of the Tag Team division totem pole and with how they performed here its not tough to see why.
We hear Regis Philbin tell us about Yokozuna appearing on his show tomorrow. He tells us that Yokozuna can dunk a basketball. After that, the announcers talk about the Yokozuna/Luger match.
Shawn Michaels defeated Rich Myers from the 8/29 edition of “Wrestling Challenge.”
SummerSlam Report airs.
Marty Jannetty defeats Iron Mike Sharpe from the 8/29 edition of “Wrestling Challenge.”
Heavenly Bodies defeat Tony Roy & Jason Headings from the 8/28 edition of “Superstars.”
Vince McMahon is in the ring with Capt. Lou Albano and Freddie Blassie. This is from the 8/16 “Monday Night RAW” tapings in Poughkeepsie, NY. Albano and Blassie almost come to blows but Vince steps in between. Albano predicts that Lex Luger will win at SummerSlam while Blassie says Luger will win as long as you keep Mr. Fuji and Jim Cornette on the outside. Albano then goes on a tangent about being 31 years old and calls Blassie an old man as they once again square off. The interview was heavily edited and the segment was a waste of time as both guys came off as nothing but relics from the past.
The announcers plug the SummerSlam hotline.
We see the interview with Yokozuna, Fuji, and Cornette from the “SummerSlam Spectacular” that showed Randy Savage confront Yokozuna and ending with the babyfaces on the roster coming out from the crowd wearing the Luger wristbands and waving American flags.
The “I’ll be Your Hero” video for Lex Luger closes out the show.
Final Thoughts: The featured match was lousy and it saw the same SummerSlam hype we’ve seen all week except for the Albano & Blassie part. This was notable however for Okerlund’s final appearance as host of the show and SummerSlam would be his last live appearance before leaving for WCW.