Hosted by Monsoon and Mr. Perfect
Quick recap of the history of show intros, including
some cool ones, and the last one, a cheap rip-off of
the MNF theme. Man, it was going good there for a
10/86: Roddy Piper destroys the Flower Shop with his
crutch, which helped lay the groundwork for his
*cough*retirement*cough*. Hmmmm, I guess that was
somebody else wrestling in WCW in 1997...
1986: Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat, IC title. JIP
with a ref bump. Steamboat hits a cross-body, but
Danny Davis (original and best heel ref) comes out and
argues with Dave Hebner, allowing Savage to lay
Steamboat over the rail and injure Steamboat's throat
in one of the more famous [and believable] injury
Vince McMahon: I think he's [Steamboat] trying to
swallow his tongue! [Heh]
Savage follows it up with a bell shot. He goes for
another, and Hebner tries to push Savage off the top.
They try to get Steamer out of there, but he does such
a great job of selling the injury, he falls off the
The Model introduces ARROGANCE. Which, of course, led
to a pretty lame angle and one of the worst
WrestleMania matches ever.
Quick tribute to Andre. The next Hall of Fame
introduction is on November 16. Of course, that's when
a really green Rocky Miavia debuted. And Shawn lost a
title IN THE RING, if you can believe it.
Recap of Andre/Hogan on Piper's Pit. Fortunately, they
didn't show the whole thing.
02/87, as Honky tries to sing for Jake on the
Snakepit. Something's wrong with the guitar, as Honky
fixes it by bashing Roberts with it. Classic.
Quick recap of Honky throwing water on Bret and then
hitting him with the cattle prod, complete with piped
in sound effects.
Hey, if you call the WWF hotline now, you can find out
more on the Diesel/Razor situation. That, of course,
would be Diesel 2/Razor 2. I have to say, though, Glen
Jacobs did a GREAT job playing Diesel. I'm not sure
about Bogner as Razor, though.
Quick recap of the "Perfect" sports vignettes.
They show the development of the Roberts/Rude feud,
starring a rather uncharasmatic Cheryl Roberts. Until
she slaps Rude...Rude grabs her, and then Jake comes
out for a pier-six.
"Celebrity" hosts of Superstars sub-shows: Okerlund,
Sean Mooney, Jim Ross, CHARLIE MINH (also formerly of
KPDX Portland sports news), Stephanie Wiand, Todd
Pettengill, and Dok Hendrix. Which leads to a promo
for IYH:Mind Games. And instead of focusing on
Mankind/Shawn, they talk about Lawler/Henry (fresh off
signing a 10-year contract, which the WWWhatever is
still mired in. Oh wait, there's Mankind/Shawn. That's
more like it.
It's 12/87, and the Islanders steal Matilda from the
British Bulldogs to help set up the WrestleMania IV
match, which was like FOUR MONTHS away! When do you
see angle building like that anymore?
12/91, and Bret receives a trophy from the "wrestling
fraternity" as "best wrestler of the year", as Perfect
trashes him on color commentary, and in a cute bit,
1996 Perfect wonders who was on commentary since he
was "right on".
5/88. and the Hart Foundation send Jimmy Hart back to
the dressing room. Err, sends him running back to the
back. I wasn't watching back then, so I guess that was
the end of that relationship. Perfect states that
BRIAN PILLMAN might bring Hitman back at IYH.
Video collage of "Superstars" wrestlers: Bossman,
Slaughter, The Mountie, Headshrinkers, Papa Shango,
Giant Gonzalez (heh), Damien DeMento (yeah!), Snuka,
KoKo B. Ware, Hillbilly Jim, Berzerker, Warlord,
Genius, Hacksaw (Duggan), Haku, Hakushi, Steamboat,
Tugboat, Kama, Kamala, Nasty Boys, Steiners, Rougeaus,
LOD, Texas Tornado, Natural Disasters, Gorilla Monsoon
Clip of the Rockers' WWF debut, 6/88. Including an
Iron Mike Sharpe sighting.
7/91. Savage proposes to Elizabeth. Awwww. But if you
really want to get misty-eyed, check out WM7 instead.
YES! BROTHER LOVE SHOW!
5/90: Hulk talks down Jimmy Hart, but gets laid out by
quake in a cheesy segment. But hey, at least it was
easy to start a feud back in the day...
5/92, as Shango puts the voodoo curse on Warrior,
including yummy yellow projectile vomiting.
11/90, Paul Bearer makes his debut on the Brother Love
show. "The Benedict Arnold of the WWF", notes Gorilla.
It's 4/91, and it's one of the best Brother Love
segments as Warrior gets put in the casket. I still
kinda thought wrestling was real back then :)
YES! IT'S THE WHOLE REASON TO WATCH THE TAPE! In a
famous segment (9/91), Piper and Flair get into an
argument at the broadcast position, and in a daze,
Piper accidentally slams McMahon with a rather hard
Video recap of Superstars announcers, including Piper,
Savage, Flair, Hendricks, and McMahon.
Ooohhh, Jose Lothario vs. Jim Cornette at "Mind Games"
Quick clip of a rather disturbing Goldust/Razor
segment from 1/96
In a clip that I have no idea why it's on there, Sunny
gets slopped. Man, Sunny was quite the babe.
7/94, Bret Hart defends the WWF title against
Backlund, and Backlund SNAPS. Man, the chicken-wing
was devistating. Right.
1/95, Shawn interviews a cardboard cutout of Diesel on
the "Heartbreak Hotel" I do love how Rumble winners
say that they "eliminate 19 other superstars" like
they did it singlehandedly or something.
And that's that. I would actually STRONGLY advise you
watch this, since unlike Raw X, they actually talk
about more than 1 or 2 years of history. And although
I wish it could have been longer, it's still pretty