World Wrestling Federation presents Prime Time Wrestling
From: Various Locations
Matches: (not including repeated syndication or televised house show matches)
1.) Texas Tornado defeated Barry Horowitz
2.) Owen Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated Bob & Brad Avery
3.) Big Bossman defeated Kato
4.) Sid Justice defeated Skinner
1.) Vince McMahon, Slice, Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan and Mr. Perfect are on the panel this week. Heenan and Perfect are thrilled because Ric Flair won the WWF World Championship last night at the Royal Rumble. Perfect and Flair brag about their prediction being correct. Heenan says that Jack Tunney won’t be able to distort anything now. Heenan believes that everyone will be able to look up to Flair. Slick wonders if Flair will be an active champion and Perfect makes a reference to women, which McMahon cuts short.
2.) Back to the panel, McMahon promotes Flair winning the title. Roddy Piper also won the WWF IC Championship while the LOD retained the WWF Tag Team Championships. Heenan says the LOD barely got by while Flair went through 29 other guys.
3.) The Beverly Brothers provided a pre-tape promo during Owen & Neidhart’s enhancement match. Genius recited a poem about the Beverly Brothers know what to do and that they had hurt Neidhart’s knee.
4.) Back to the panel, they talk about the Rumble match where Savage didn’t really get a chance to get his hands on Jake Roberts. Heenan and Perfect are looking at the new WWF Magazine, which has Flair on the cover. Slick compliments Heenan for his tie, but Heenan cracks a joke about Slick’s tie. They mention WrestleMania taking place on April 5th in Indiana.
5.) A vignette promoting the debut of Chris Chavis is aired.
6.) Bossman didn’t want to give up his nightstick, but eventually does. Bossman teases a right hand in the corner, but Kato cleanly broke off in the corner. Kato works over Bossman with a few strikes in the corner and chops. Kato ducks a wild kick attempt in the corner and bails to the floor. Bossman shoves Kato at ringside and Kato rolls into the ring. Kato works over Bossman in the corner with strikes, but is met with a big boot. Bossman clotheslines Kato over the top to the floor. Bossman controls Kato with a side headlock and pulls the mask to keep the hold locked in. Bossman uppercuts Kato into the ropes and delivers a splash over the middle rope. Bossman slides to the floor and decks Kato to the mat. Bossman goes to the top missing a splash. Bossman drives Kato down with a side slam and wins the match. (1/2*. That was just an extended squash for Bossman, which I’m fine with that.)
7.) Back to the panel. McMahon notes that IRS is likely watching Bossman in action. Heenan promotes an interview he conducted with WWF World Champion Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect. McMahon says that Jack Tunney has been thinking of the top five contenders to challenge Flair at WrestleMania VIII. They mention Hulk Hogan, Sid Justice, Bret Hart, Randy Savage and Roddy Piper. McMahon asks about Flair defending against The Undertaker, but Heenan just wants to drop this discussion.
8.) The panel discusses Bret Hart losing the WWF Intercontinental Championship to the Mountie in Springfield. However, Roddy Piper won the title at the Royal Rumble. Heenan thinks that they should have never allowed the match to begin with since Mountie wasn’t prepared for the title match against Roddy Piper.
9.) Bobby Heenan is on the phone talking to the producer of the show. Heenan is wanting the interview to be played on the show. Apparently, the director has no idea who he is and Bobby repeats his name several times.
10.) The interview that is shown is from Royal Rumble and it is where WWF President awarded the championship to Ric Flair. Flair declares himself the real world champion and says “with a tear in my eye, this is the greatest moment of my life.” Flair says that the WWF World Championship is the only one to make you number one. Flair is the king of the WWF and rules the world.
11.) Skinner attacks Justice in the corner, but Justice battles back with a clothesline. Justice kicks Skinner a few times, but Skinner bails to the floor to regroup. Skinner has grabbed his alligator paw and hides it in his shirt. Justice decks Skinner with a right hand around ringside. Skinner beats on Justice with right hands on the apron. Skinner punches Justice with the alligator paw, but the referee doesn’t do anything. Justice kicks Skinner and delivers the powerbomb planting Skinner to the mat for the win. (1/2*. It’s Sid and he can do no wrong.)
12.) Vince McMahon notes that the speculation regarding the number one contender is building as to who will wrestle WWF World Champion Ric Flair at WrestleMania VIII.
It’s a fine show following up on the Royal Rumble. There wasn’t much developments coming out of the PPV since there’s three months before WrestleMania VIII. Flair is the new top heel champion and shouldn’t have an issue carrying TV with his promos. The build to who will even challenge Flair should be interesting TV.
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