What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – August 6, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan spend another evening in the studio, acting like the matches from the recent Saturday Night’s Main Event have not been viewed by the public.

Opening Contest:  Power & Glory (w/Slick) (3-0) defeat Jim Brunzell & Jim Powers when Paul Roma pins Brunzell after a splash off the top rope at 6:47:

Even though Power & Glory are a new act, they do not have an easy time with their opponents.  Sean Mooney and Lord Alfred Hayes could cover for that by discussing Brunzell and Powers’ tag team credentials, but they miss that angle, and do not dwell on Paul Roma and Powers tagging up years before.  After a hot tag, Brunzell blasts Roma with a dropkick but breaks the pin to deal with Hercules, who powerslams Brunzell.  The camera then misses Roma coming off the top rope for the win.  This was a good television match, but Power & Glory sold too much.  Rating:  **

Vince McMahon’s in-ring interview with Hulk Hogan on Saturday Night’s Main Event is shown, along with Earthquake and Dino Bravo trying to attack Hogan until Tugboat made the save.

Earthquake (w/Jimmy Hart & Dino Bravo) (19-0) pins Red Tyler after the Earthquake Splash at 1:44:

In the split screen, young kids have different opinions about whether Hulk Hogan should be wrestling Earthquake at SummerSlam.  The first kid worries that Hogan might get hurt too much, but why even be a fan of wrestling if that is a concern?  Who does not want to see their heroes fight?  Earthquake goes through his usual offense and gives Tyler two additional Earthquake Splashes after the bell.

The Texas Tornado-Buddy Rose match from Saturday Night’s Main Event is shown.  Monsoon warns Heenan that the Tornado could mean a lot of trouble for the Heenan Family.

Promo time with Sean Mooney!  Randy Savage and Sensational Sherri promise that Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire will feel the heat at SummerSlam.  The Hart Foundation echo the same theme to hype their tag team title match with Demolition in Philadelphia.

Gene Okerlund does the SummerSlam Report.  Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect and Bobby Heenan wonder aloud who their challenger is going to be.

Heenan says that he has been taking Hulk Hogan’s children’s vitamins for a week and they have made his coat shine better than ever before.  He adds that Sensational Sherri better bring all her belongings to the ring at SummerSlam lest Sapphire steal them in the locker room.

The Orient Express (w/Mr. Fuji) (15-0) defeat Koko B. Ware & Ricky Rice when Sato pins Rice after a sitout powerbomb at 1:48:

McMahon announces that the Express will face Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Nikolai Volkoff at SummerSlam.  In the split screen, Fuji discusses about how the Express look forward to the pay-per-view because they can destroy two Americans in one night.  Jesse Ventura cannot help but correct Fuji’s logic, noting that the Express are only facing one American in that match.  This is Ware’s second time facing the Express with a jobber partner and it goes as well as the first time, with Rice getting cut down to size by Tanaka and Sato mopping up afterwards.

Heenan insist that everyone loves Rhythm & Blues recent song.  Monsoon wonders if the Express are working on one, and Heenan says it could be “Chopa Chopa Fuji Love.”

The Mr. Perfect-Tito Santana match for the Intercontinental Championship on Saturday Night’s Main Event airs.

Okerlund’s interview with Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire on the latest episode of Wrestling Challenge is shown.

A replay of Sergeant Slaughter’s latest vignette airs.

The Legion of Doom (3-0) defeat Pez Whatley & Randy Jackson when Hawk pins Jackson after the Doomsday Device at 1:56:

Demolition does an insert promo about how the Legion will their next fight after SummerSlam.  This time Whatley gets off easy as the Legion pulverize Jackson for another quick win.

More promos with Mooney!  Bad News Brown holds up a “mutant rat” that looks more like a ferret and says he is going to bring lots of them to SummerSlam to deal with Damien.  Jake Roberts responds that Brown should bring the rats because that is what snakes feed on.

Shane Douglas (2-0) beats Mike Sharpe after a reverse flying body press at 1:52:

The match is joined in progress and is bad.  Sharpe groans a lot as he beats Douglas up, but a blind charge allows Douglas to go to the top rope.  Douglas almost trips when climbing but manages to correct himself to hit a reverse flying body press and pin his opponent.

Nikolai Volkoff receiving a medal of honor from the Mid-American Boy Scouts of America on Superstars is shown.

The WWF Tag Team Championship match between Demolition and the Rockers on Saturday Night’s Main Event airs.

The Last Word:  This was a skippable show because the feature matches were repeats from Saturday Night’s Main Event, something that will continue next week because the show will be headlined by the Ultimate Warrior-Rick Rude title match from that telecast.

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