World Wrestling Federation presents Wrestling Challenge
From:Ft. Myers, FL
1.) Big Bossman defeated Jim Cooper
2.) Skinner defeated Kevin Katlin
3.) Repo Man defeated Mickey Jay
4.) Texas Tornado defeated Pat Tanaka
5.) WWF Tag Team Champion Legion of Doom defeated Bob Avery & Bob Morgan
6.) Papa Shango defeated Brian Costello
1.) Bobby Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon talk about what happened last night where Sid Justice turned on Hulk Hogan. Heenan thanks Justice for making Flair’s job easier while Monsoon says that Justice has made an enemy for life.
2.) Lord Alfred Hayes hosts the Special Report segment. Hayes promotes the main event between WWF World Champion Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. WWF Intercontinental Champion Roddy Piper defends against Bret Hart. We also see footage again highlighting the WrestleMania VIII press conference. Sid’s previous fake apology was shown as well, but clearly he didn’t mean that.
3.) Skinner shares a pre-tape promo saying that nobody knows what to expect when they get in the ring with him. Skinner does moves nobody expects because he has friends and then shows his animals. Skinner won his match with a reverse DDT.
4.) After Repo Man won his match he dragged his opponent around the ring with his hook.
5.) Brutus Beefcake hosts the Barber Shop segment. Sid Justice is the guest on the talk segment having turned on Hulk Hogan the day prior. Beefcake calls Sid a coward for eliminating Hogan from behind. Sid showed his friendship by jumping off the apron. Sid tells Beefcake to shut up and doesn’t care about Beefcake or Hogan. Justice doesn’t care about Hogan having any friends either. Justice says he’s going to do Beefcake a favor and rearrange his face. Justice grabs a chair and destroys the set. This is the moment that Sid had shaving cream explode onto his face and the crowd laughed.
6.) This is the in-ring debut for Papa Shango. Shango won his debut with a shoulder breaker.
Quick advancement for Sid/Hogan, which is fine with me. Hogan being in the title match and Sid not having a match at Mania makes it kind of obvious that the card is going to change a bit at some point. I wasn’t expecting a quick followup, but their taping schedule allowed that to happen. This was a quick episode and I enjoyed the squashes and hype for Mania.
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