What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – December 10, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in charge of this evening’s show.  The light blue preview screen for matches has been replaced by a dark red one.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – December 3, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in charge of the studio portion of tonight’s show.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – October 29, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the studio for another episode.  Heenan says he cannot wear his suits anymore because he never knows when the Big Bossman is coming after him.

The British Bulldog’s debut from Superstars is shown.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – October 14, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary, still taped in Flint, Michigan.

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Battle Kat, Phantasio & Friar Ferguson (Dream Matches & One-Offs!)

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I have literally no memory of this guy ever being a thing. I wasn’t watching regularly enough.

Welcome back to more “Dream Matches”! This time with more weird, forgotten one-off characters who actually made TV in the Big Two! Short-lived weirdos like Battle Kat! Phantasio, the wrestling magician who had one WWF appearance and then vanished! Plus a match with Nick Dinsmore, pre-OVW- in WCW against Wrath! The Godwinns fight former stars under embarrassing identities in Who & TL Hopper! And the return of Big Bully Busick as he faces off against Kerry Von Erich!

BATTLE KAT vs. PAUL DIAMOND:
(WWF TV, Nov. 18 1990)
* So Battle Kat’s another “quickly done” gimmick I’ve no familiarity with- the first was Brady Boone, a short roided-up guy who was done very fast- his WWF matches under this gimmick run from September to October before he’s gone- I have no idea why. He largely ended up doing jobs for the rest of his career, so it’s probably a combination of size and lack of charisma- his “gymnastic cat-man” thing didn’t seem to get over anywhere. He died in a car accident in 1998, but was the inspiration to Rob Van Dam with his athleticism. Oh man, but the shiny purple cape and kitty ears… no, dude. Another jobber was given the role- Bob Bradley. I’m not sure which was which in the following two matches. Diamond has a GREAT mullet and is a jobber in silver tights here (we’re a ways away from Kato).

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