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WWF Prime Time Wrestling 6/17/1987

Written by: Man of Steel from Place To Be

Prime Time Wrestling
June 17, 1987 (Special Wednesday Edition)
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan

-Gorilla and Bobby welcome us to this special Wednesday edition of PTW, and our main event pits George “The Animal” Steele vs. Kamala. Bobby’s still grumpy with a neck brace ala Ken Patera.

Nikolai Volkoff vs. Corporal Kirschner
Spectrum, 5/9/87
Roger Kent and Lord Alfred Hayes

Kirschner attacks before the bell but Volkoff takes control with a low knee and a shot with the flag pole. Volkoff with a turnbuckle shot in one corner, then another corner. Kirschner fights back with mid section shots and head butts. Both guys go kick for kick and Volkoff regains control with a right hand. Volkoff hangs Kirschner upside down in the corner and Volkoff with a knee to the lower extremities. Volkoff boots Kirschner out of the ring. Kirschner tries to get in but Volkoff keeps laying knees into him. Both guys are now outside and Volkoff slams Kirschner to the concrete. Volkoff gets back in the ring, then Kirschner slowly gets to the apron but Volkoff boots him back to the floor. Kirschner goes to the apron again and when Volkoff goes to kick him Kirschner grabs his leg and has him wishboned on the steel post. The referee makes Kirschner let go of the leg and he tries to get back in but Volkoff knees him to the floor. Kirschner grabs the legs again and he slides Volkoff’s crotch into the post. Back in the ring and Kirschner works Volkoff’s leg over as we go to break. We return and Kirschner is posturing before finally dropping the knee to the midsection. Kirschner heads to the top rope and drops a knee for 2. More knee drops for 2. Volkoff with a spin kick and knee lift, then drops Kirschner on the top rope. Volkoff with a bear hug on Kirschner and the crowd’s trying to will the American on. Volkoff keeps working the back over, then a bow and arrow. Kirschner comes back with right hands and chops. Kirschner with a standing drop kick and Volkoff hits the floor outside. Back in the ring and Kirschner with a clothesline and elbow drop for 2. Kirschner with a small package for 2, then a backslide for 2. Kirschner misses a blind charge in the corner, then Volkoff hits his patented backbreaker for the 3 count. WINNER: Nikolai Volkoff with a backbreaker at 10:17 (one break)

-Back from break with an Update, and Craig DeGeorge talks about the Islanders, and their heel turn against the Can-Am Connection. Back in studio and Gorilla and Bobby talk about Superstar Billy Graham, and we then go to Special Report with Craig DeGeorge, and its part 4 of the Superstar Billy Graham story. Then Gorilla pimps the 1987 WWF Calendar (which were free since it was June).

Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo vs. Young Stallions
San Diego Sports Arena, 5/13/87
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan

Bravo starts with Roma and they lock up. Bravo with a shoulder block but Roma with multiple drop kicks and Bravo bails. Back in and Bravo with right hands but Roma with a whip in the corner. Roma charges but Bravo catches him and hits a reverse atomic drop. Tag to Valentine and he works Romas over with knee drops and suplexes. Tag to Bravo who hits a reverse suplex for 2. Tag to Valentine and he comes off the top rope with a forearm shot. Valentine with a boot to the midsection and a tag to Bravo. He hits a chop to the head and some elbow drops for 2. Tag to Valentine who hits a leg drop and some forearms. Valentine with a bodyslam but he misses the forearm drop and Roma finally tags Powers who works Valentine over but after some right hands goes for a back drop and gets cracked. Powers rebounds with drop kicks and a head butt. Powers with an elbow drop for 2. Johnny Valiant’s on the apron with the ref with allows some double teaming and a Valentine clothesline wins it. WINNERS: Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo after Valentine pins Powers with an clothesline at 4:21

-We head to the interview center and Mean Gene Okerlund is with Ken Patera. YAAWWWWWWWWNNNN.

-We return from break and Bobby rebukes Patera’s interview. Considering Bobby was right the whole time, they made his side of the story more…heelish.

Pedro Morales vs. Steve Lombardi
Spectrum, 5/9/87
Dick Graham and Lord Alfred Hayes

Morales goes after Lombardi and he bails. Lombardi gets back in and they lock up, then let go. More posturing and they lock up. Lombardi with a headlock. Lombardi bounces off the ropes and gets bodyslammed. Lombardi bails again. He gets back in the ring…and more posturing. Wow this match is boring. They lock up again and after some Lombardi right hands its Morales with an atomic drop. Lombardi bails yet again. Back in the ring and Lombardi with an eye rake. Lombardi works over Morales in the corner and is stomped. Lombardi chokes Morales with the bottom rope. Morales comes off the ropes and is clotheslined for 2. Morales comes back with right hands and a shot to the breadbasket. Off the ropes and Morales with a backdrop. Morales with a backbreaker and its 1-2-3. WINNER: Pedro Morales with a backbreaker at 5:44

Tim Patterson vs. Brutus Beefcake
Anaheim Convention Center, 5/17/87
Vince McMahon, Jesse Ventura and Bruno Sammartino

Patterson looks like Bobby Eaton. Beefcake with right hands to start. Beefcake with a body slam and some right hands in the corner. Beefcake with a snap mare and a stomp. Beefcake with an ear-ringer, but Patterson fights back with right hands but Beefcake drives him to the canvas. Patterson with a shoulder block and head butt. Beefcake ducks a clothesline and ratchets the sleeper for the 3 count. Patterson gets a haircut afterwards. WINNER: Brutus Beefcake with the sleeper at 2:40

-Back to the desk and Bobby wants to do the show from a bed. That would actually have been interesting. Back to Mean Gene who’s with the Doctor of Style, Slick. Mean Gene seems to interview Slick every week. He’s joined by Nikolai Volkoff and Butch Reed.

Magnificent Muraco & Bob Orton vs. Corporal Kirschner & Sivi Afi
San Diego Sports Arena, 5/13/87
Gorilla Monsoon & Bobby Heenan

Awesome…two Corporal Kirschner sightings in one show. Gorilla & Bobby sound like they’re dubbed into the match. Orton is dropkicked by Afi and he falls into Muraco who is dumped. Another drop kick and Orton bails. They do the Samoan “hard head” thing in the corner and Afi with an armbar. Tag to Kirschner and he works on Orton’s arm. Orton’s drilled with the turnbuckle and Kirschner with an elbow drop for 2. Back to the armbar but Orton gets leverage and pulls Kirschner to the floor where Muraco tosses him into the post. Muraco then whacks Kirschner with Fuji’s cane. In the ring Afi’s tagged in but after getting some shots in takes an Orton knee. Tag to Muraco and he hits some chops. Muraco with a neckbreaker on Afi but he misses a chop and Afi with a high cross body for 2. Tag to Kirschner and Muraco begs off. Kirschner with a headlock, but Muraco pushes off and gets clotheslined. Kirschner with a drop kick and Muraco tags Orton. Orton with some knee drops, then a tag to Muraco who hits a second rope clothesline for 2. Muraco with a clothesline, then a tag to Orton and he hits a bulldog. Orton goes for a splash and hits knees. Tag to Muraco, and the Corporal tag Afi. He goes off on Muraco but blind charges and walks right into a powerslam. Muraco points to Bobby and dedicates the piledriver and gets the win. WINNERS: Muraco & Orton when Muraco pins Afi with the piledriver at 7:17

Crush Girls vs. Donna Christenello & Judi Martin
3/8/86, Boston Garden
Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes

Did we really have to pull out a match that’s over a year old? On top of the fact it’s an awful ladies tag match? I don’t think anyone wants to read the play by play for this one, so I’ll just say it’s awful and the Japanese girls win. WINNERS: Crush Girls when Lioness Asuka pins Christenello after a giant swing at 15:33

Kamala vs. George Steele
Spectrum, 5/9/87
Dick Graham and Lord Alfred Hayes

They chase each other around and Steele with a right to the gut and Kamala bails. They posture at each other and Kim Chee jumps on the apron to talk to the ref. More posturing as they slap their bellies to each other. Zzzzzzzzzzz…more talking with Kim Chee. Steele chases Kamala out of the ring. Still more posturing and Steele rips a turnbuckle. They haven’t touched each other yet. Kamala wants a test of strength but Steele step on his bare feet a couple of times, then rips another turnbuckle. Kim Chee distracts Steele and Kamala attacks with a chop. He throws Steele’s shoulder into the steel post. The ref’s distracted and Mr. Fuji jabs Steele with his cane. Kamala with a head butt, but Steele throws turnbuckle stuffing in his face. Kim Chee distracts again and Kamala with a splash. He goes to the top rope and misses another splash. Steele grabs Fuji’s cane and chases Kim Chee out of the arena. Steele is counted out and Kamala wins. WINNER: Kamala by countout at 5:56

With that we’re out.

FINAL GRADE: C-

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