What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – September 24, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan handle the studio duties for this evening’s broadcast.  Monsoon tells fans with glee that they will see what the Big Bossman did to Heenan recently.  Heenan argues that Monsoon has no right to show that footage but he hesitates to make another criticism about the Bossman’s mother.

Opening Contest:  Jimmy Snuka (13-2) pins Buddy Rose with the Superfly Splash at 4:17:

Rose decides to have some fun at the beginning of the match by doing a mini-striptease in removing his shirt and feigning that he is going to toss the shirt into the crowd.  The match goes longer than good squashes should, but Rose’s antics keep the crowd engaged.  Snuka avoids a clothesline, hits a headbutt off the ropes, and does the Superfly Splash to beat Rose for the second time this year.

Heenan says that he is prepared to go to an attorney and file a lawsuit against the Big Bossman because his use of force was not proportional to what Heenan did.

Gene Okerlund’s Update segment recaps the beginning of the Ultimate Warrior-Randy Savage feud.

The Warlord’s squash from last week’s Prime Time airs.  Afterward, Heenan shows off the bruises that he received from the Big Bossman’s handcuffs, arguing that he can say whatever he wants because Rick Rude told him he could.

The Legion of Doom (6-0) defeat Scott Colantonio & Rico Federico when Hawk pins Federico after the Doomsday Device at 2:02:

Natural selection makes Federico the jobber that has to take all the punishment and during the beating the Legion appear in the split screen and hype the covers of the new WWF Magazine, which has them on the cover.  They tell Demolition that they are planning to destroy them.

Rhythm & Blues (w/Jimmy Hart) (23-0-1) defeat Mike Williams & Mike Durham when Greg Valentine pins Durham after a double back suplex at 2:48:

The Hart Foundation do an insert promo about how the Blues do not impress them.  The Blues confirm that view, methodically working over Durham before finishing him off for a nineteenth straight win.

Promo time with Sean Mooney!  Koko B. Ware sings a stanza of “A Change in Gonna Come” before saying that one has to get serious if they want to get to the top of the WWF, something he plans to do.

Mr. Perfect’s win over Jim Powers on Wrestling Challenge is shown.

The Bushwhackers (19-0) defeat Bob Bradley & the Conquistador when Butch pins the Conquistador after a double stomachbreaker at 8:02:

Bradley and the Conquistador make a good makeshift jobber team, feeding into the Bushwhacker’s comedic match template and going 50-50 with their opponents.  To Sean Mooney’s credit he attributes the team’s success to the Conquistador’s past experience in tag team wrestling.  The heat segment on Luke takes too long, which quiets a crowd that was hot for the Bushwhackers at the beginning, but aside from that it is a decent tag match that ends shortly after Butch gets the hot tag.

Monsoon says it does not matter so much that the Bushwhackers won the last match because their goal is to have a good time in the WWF.

A replay of the Brother Love Show on Superstars airs, which is where Sergeant Slaughter introduced the world to General Adnan.

A replay of the Big Bossman handcuffing Heenan to the guardrail on Wrestling Challenge is shown, along with the Bossman’s ensuing squash win.  The show also shows all the interventions to try to get Heenan freed throughout the telecast.  All of this fills Monsoon with joy while Heenan warns the Bossman that he will do whatever it takes to get revenge.

Tito Santana (14-7-1) pins the Brooklyn Brawler (2-13) after the flying forearm at 1:35 shown:

The squash is joined in progress, and Santana beats the Brawler for the third time this year with the flying forearm.

Ted DiBiase’s recent vignette of Sapphire ironing $100 bills at a coin laundry is replayed.  Monsoon argues that DiBiase is laundering money, which is why Sapphire is ironing it.

DiBiase’s squash win over Ross Lindsey two weeks ago on Superstars airs.

More promos with Mooney!  Rhythm & Blues and Jimmy Hart say that they have more talent than the Hart Foundation.  Jake Roberts argues that people cannot be free in professional wrestling because there are rules and regulations, but he says he loves living on the edge and will face anyone who wants to give him a thrill.

Nikolai Volkoff (10-0) defeats Boris Zhukov (4-5) after a clothesline to the back of the head at 3:54:

This match took place at the Superstars taping in Hershey, Pennsylvania on August 28.  Zhukov is so inept he cannot do a sneak attack correctly, allowing his ring jacket to fall off Volkoff’s face when he tries to smother his opponent and then lay in some blows.  This is a more balanced match than the two had on SummerSlam Fever, but Volkoff still wins clean after some awkward brawling sequences.  Rating:  ¼*

After the bell, Sergeant Slaughter and General Adnan come to the ring and beat up Volkoff until a sea of WWF officials intervene.

The Last Word:  Bobby Heenan’s complaints throughout the show that the Big Bossman broke his wrist was the highlight thanks to the great interplay between Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon.  It was refreshing for Prime Time to get a unique angle, though, in the feature match.  Despite his in-ring limitations, Sergeant Slaughter is a much better character than Nikolai Volkoff and Volkoff already looks like a putz in their feud.

Up Next:  WWF Superstars for September 29!