World Wrestling Federation presents Prime Time Wrestling
From: Various Locations
1.) Tito Santana defeated Skinner
2.) Chris Walker defeated Barry Horowitz
3.) Virgil defeated Kato
4.) Repo Man defeated Jim Powers
1.) This weeks episode is an hour long instead of the usual two hours. Vince McMahon, Bobby Heenan, Mr. Perfect, Hillbilly Jim and Mean Gene are on the panel.
2.) Vince McMahon is thrilled that Randy Savage won the WWF World Championship at WrestleMania VIII. Vince is also excited about the Ultimate Warrior returning to the WWF. Heenan is pissed off about Flair losing because Flair was cheated out of the championship due to Savage using tights for leverage. Gene doesn’t think Heenan can cry foul. Perfect chimes in and suggests they step outside if Gene thinks otherwise.
3.) Papa Shango was in Sid Justice’s locker room before the main event at WrestleMania seemingly putting a curse on Hogan.
4.) Sid Justice cut a promo saying he was really close to ending Hulkamania, but Ultimate Warrior stuck his nose into his business. Sid promises that Warrior won’t get away with getting into his business. Sid wants Warrior to square off against him face to face.
5.) Ultimate Warrior cuts a promo saying he sat on his throne since SummerSlam with no new challenges. Warrior says the ultimate Hulkamaniac spoke to him and told him to show up at WrestleMania VIII. Warrior makes very little sense.
6.) Skinner shoulder blocks Santana a couple of times, but Santana atomic drops Skinner followed by a back elbow for a two count. Santana takes Skinner down to the mat with arm control. Santana kicks Skinner followed a knee lift for a near fall. Santana continues to twist the wrist of Skinner, but Skinner breaks free after a couple of punches. Santana shoulder blocks Skinner, but Skinner manages to deck Santana over the back and Santana crashes to the floor. Skinner forearms Santana off the apron to the floor. Skinner rams Santana into the ring steps face first and taunts the fans. Skinner drives Santana down with a shoulder breaker. Skinner leaps off the apron, but is met with a strike to the midsection. Santana rams Skinner into the ring steps and continues with right hands. Santana rams Skinner face first onto the apron and continues the offense in the ring. Santana nails Skinner with a dropkick and delivers a scoop slam. Santana rams Skinner face first several times onto the top turnbuckle. Santana tries for a monkey flip out of the corner, but Skinner blocks and nearly wins with his feet on the ropes. Skinner pummels Santana with right hands on the mat. Santana comes off the ropes to hit a flying forearm smash and wins the match. (*. The crowd was fairly lifeless for this one and I think it has a lot to do with Skinner not being a over heel act. I was mostly bored by this.)
7.) Horowitz forearms Walker at the start of the match, but Walker responds with a hip toss and a dropkick. Horowitz stumbles to the corner to regroup. Walker keeps a headlock on Horowitz, but Horowitz fights out with a few forearms. Walker hip tosses Horowitz and keeps arm control on the mat. Walker avoids Horowitz in the corner and goes back to arm control. Horowitz stops Walker with a jawbreaker and connects with a knee lift. Horowitz takes Walker over with a double arm suplex and goes to the top missing an axe handle as Walker strikes Horowitz in the midsection. Walker back elbows Horowitz to the mat and backdrops Horowitz to the mat. Walker heads to the top rope hitting a flying crossbody for the win. (*. Walker has a good look, but his in-ring came across generic and didn’t standout all that much. I don’t expect Walker to do much in the WWF.)
8.) Paul Ellering cuts a promo somewhere in Chicago. Ellering likes being called a madman. Ellering says this is where the Legion of Doom began. Animal and Hawk feel at home. Hawk and Animal walk up behind Ellering to join the interview. Ellering says they have been like a ship without a ladder. Ellering believes a team needs a great man to lead them to be great. Ellering is the detail man and takes care of the details. Animal tells the Beverly Brothers and Genius that they are in their backyard. Animal isn’t ashamed of their heritage. Animal calls the Beverly’s spoiled and says they are in the way on the road to the tag championships. Hawk also talks about the Beverly’s living a privilege life. Hawk believes Ellering was the missing piece to their puzzle. We haven’t seen anything yet out of the Legion of Doom.
9.) Kato backs Virgil into a corner and taunts him. Virgil continues to wear a nose guard to protect his broken nose courtesy of Sid Justice. Kato shoulder rams Virgil in the corner followed by a few kicks in the corner. Virgil backs Kato into a corner, but Kato delivers a strike to the nose and keeps control with more strikes. Virgil avoids Kato in the corner and dances. Virgil hip tosses and clotheslines Kato. Virgil continues with a dropkick to send Kato to the floor. Kato knee lifts Virgil and delivers a chop. Kato backs Virgil into a corner with a choke. Virgil misses a running knee strike, but avoids hitting the corner and dumps Kato over the top to the floor. Virgil dives over the top rope, but misses and crashes to the floor. Kato slams Virgil on the floor. Virgil gets back into the ring, but Kato nails Virgil with an elbow strike off the ropes for a near fall. Kato nails Virgil with a clothesline for a near fall. Kato controls Virgil on the mat with a sleeper hold. Vigil elbows free from Kato and delivers a scoop slam, but misses an elbow drop. Kato avoids a backdrop and delivers a savant kick leading to a near fall. Virgil comes off the ropes with a crossbody for a two count. Kato keeps Virgil on the mat with a sleeper hold. Virgil plants Kato with a swinging neckbreaker. Virgil rams Kato into the corner face first several times followed by a clothesline. Virgil continues with a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Virgil tries for a sunset flip, but settles for the Million $ Dream and wins the match. (*. Virgil is one interesting guy to watch wrestle. He makes the easy stuff look hard and the hard stuff looks really dangerous. Kato (Paul Diamond) is so much better than Virgil that it makes Virgil winning look worse than it should be.)
10.) Repo cheap shots Powers with a couple of right hands and rams Powers into the corner face first. Repo chokes Powers over the top rope and delivers a strike to the midsection. Powers hip tosses Repo and delivers a clothesline for a near fall. Powers keeps wrist control on Repo, but goes for a sunset flip, which Repo avoids. Powers nearly wins with a rollup and leg drops Repo on the arm. Repo misses an elbow strike in the corner and Powers keeps arm control. Repo cheap shots Powers against the ropes and dumps Powers over the top to the floor. Repo follows to the outside and decks Powers with a right hand. Repo rams Powers face first onto the apron a few times. Repo drives Powers down to the mat with a back suplex for a two count. Repo delivers a strike to the midsection and a strike to the head. Repo rubs Powers face over the ropes and taunts the crowd. Repo continues to pummel Powers in the corner with strikes. Powers elbows Repo in the corner and connects with a clothesline. Powers knee lifts Repo and connects with a dropkick for a two count. Repo misses a clothesline, but avoids a rollup and nails Powers with a clothesline for the clean win. (1/2*. Expecting a good Repo Man match is just wishful thinking.)
11.) The panel promote a match between Sid and Warrior. Vince also teases a rematch between Savage and Flair down the road.
Coming out of WrestleMania VIII there was a decent amount of focus on where they could be going next. Warrior coming back and Savage winning the title are going to be the two top faces with Hogan gone. Sid and Flair likely the top of the card for the heels. So, the main event scene should be fine. Bret/Shawn is likely the IC title feud and that should carry the B-shows on the road. LOD/Beverly’s also appears to be a live event feud and is something I could get interested in as I enjoy the Beverly Brothers. The action this week was a bit lackluster, but the fallout from WrestleMania was the reason to tune into the show anyway.
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