June 28, 2005
WWF WRESTLING CHALLENGE
Original Airdate: July 19, 1987
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan welcome us to the show. Heenan is holding a video tape in his hands, claiming that it's footage of Bam Bam Bigelow - only time will tell who he has signed with. The opening video rolls, and on today's show we will see Jake Roberts, Kamala, Sika, The Honky Tonk Man, The Cam-Am Connection and Randy Savage in action.
Kamala & Sika (w/ Mr. Fuji & Kimchee) vs. Sonny Rogers & Leaping Lanny Poffo
Poffo reads a poem in which he berates Heenan, stating that weasels should be offended by being compared to our beloved commentator. Heenan is irate of course, but he soon sits back down upon the arrival of Kamala and Sika. Poffo starts out and is outpowered by Kamala, and gets shoved down. Poffo uses his speed to his advantage and stuns Kamala, but the Ugandan giant performs some leapfrogs, before turning around and executing a thrust kick. We go to comments from Mr. Fuji who again claims that he has signed Bam Bam Bigelow. Back in the ring, Sika holds down Rogers, as Kamala runs the ropes a delivers a massive splash for the pinfall victory.
Winners - Kamala & Sika
Craig DeGeorge is standing by for a special report on Danny Davis. DeGeorge believes that his actions have been disgraceful, and we see footage of him as a referee in various matches, showing complete bias and no objectivity whatsoever. The treacherous antics include a fast count, turning his back on interference, and even worse, refusing to acknowledge a superstar's submission in a match. We then cut to footage of President Jack Tunney suspending Davis for life (as a referee), but Jimmy Hart then signs Davis for the Hart Foundation. We are reminded that Mr. T has been signed as the WWF's special enforcer, but Davis is not bothered - he's a top wrestler now.
The Honky Tonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) vs. Scott Casey
Honky is the Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, but this is a non-title match. We instantly go to pre-recorded comments of Jimmy Hart, who is quite angry at the fact that everyone else claims to have signed Bam Bam Bigelow. Honky is overpowering his opponent meanwhile, and whips him to the ropes, followed up with a forearm to the midsection. He delivers a headbutt to the midsection, followed by an elbow to the face. Before long Honky delivers his finisher, the 'shake rattle 'n roll', and covers for the victory. Post match, Honky's music hits, and he gets down.
Winner - The Honky Tonk Man
Mean Gene Okerlund is backstage alongside the Junkyard Dog, who has the old chains around his shoulder. He says that he's dusted them off after his grandmother told him to get them out of a closet. Okerlund compares this to his new set of golf clubs, but once in a while he uses his old ones as well. JYD wants to wrestle the Honky Tonk Man for the belt.
We go to a backstage vignette with the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase, alongside Virgil. They go down to a public swimming pool, and he aims to get some privacy. He asks the manager to throw everyone out of the pool, but he refuses. And quite rightly so. Virgil slips the guy some $100 bills, and he finally accepts, and throws everyone out, because the chlorine levels are too high. Some kids watch through the fence as DiBiase sits by the poolside - hey, everyone has a price for the Million Dollar Man!
The Cam-Am Connection vs. The Shadows
Martel starts off with one of the Shadows (who are dressed identically), and winds up his arm. They break, and Shadow makes an offer for a test of strength. Martel accepts, and turns it into a headscissors. He walks up the turnbuckle and executes it, before tagging in Zenk. We go to pre-recorded comments from the Cam-Am, who's ultimate goal is the tag team titles. But for now, they want revenge on the Islanders. Back in the ring, Shadow tags in Shadow, who goes to work on Zenk. Martel tags in and delivers a forearm from the second rope, but Zenk is unable to capitalize. Heenan comments everyone has a price for the Million Dollar Man, even Monsoon - and eventually says that his price would consist of $19, six bananas and four coconuts! Heh! Zenk is beginning to take control and delivers a big back drop, as all four men are in the ring. The Shadows collide with one another, before the Cam-Am deliver a double dropkick. Zenk delivers an atomic drop, Martel delivers a high-cross body, and the pinfall is academic.
Winners - The Cam-Am Connection
Mean Gene Okerlund is standing by with Tito Santana, and Okerlund observes that things have got even harder in recent times. They speak of DiBiase, and Santana can not believe that he is trying to buy his way to the world title. Santana says that he will have to earn it, and that his tactics are unfair. They switch topics to Mr. T, and Santana believes he will do a good job. He now wants an Intercontinental Title shot, and leaves proclaiming "Arriba".
We go to highlights of last week's Superstars of Wrestling program, where Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake has joined Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura in the commentary position, to get a birds eye view of the New Dream Team. The next thing we know and the hairdresser is running down to the ring, and begins to cut Greg Valentine's hair.
The New Dream Team (w/ Johnny V) vs. Jerry Allen & Jimmy ???
Bravo gets hiptossed to the ground right from the outset, as comments from Johnny V. reveal that it is in fact he that has signed Bam Bam Bigelow. Valentine has tagged in, and attempts to deliver a piledriver, but gets backdropped. The opponent puts his head down and Valentine catches him, before delivering a back suplex. Bravo tags in and delivers a few elbows, before Valentine gets back in there. Bravo then clotheslines Jimmy, but misses an elbow, allowing a tag to be made. Bravo delivers a big side suplex though, as the Hammer then locks in the figure four leglock, to which Allen submits immediately.
Winners - The New Dream Team
Craig DeGeorge is backstage with Outlaw Ron Bass, along with his whip. He says that the whip is every wrestler's nightmare, and it will get their attention right away.
Jake "The Snake" Roberts vs. Dusty Wolfe
They lock up, and a clean break is not made, as Roberts delivers a headbutt downstairs. Roberts delivers a short clothesline to Wolfe, as he rolls to the outside. He gets back up on the apron, back Roberts clotheslines him right off, before rolling him back into the ring. He signals for the DDT, delivers it, and then gets the easy pinfall. Jake reaches for Damien in the corner and unleashes the beast, before draping the python all over the Wolfe.
Winner - Jake "The Snake" Roberts
The Natural Butch Reed is shown in a special posing contest somewhere backstage, and flexes along to some classy music. I'm glad that time was never wasted on Wrestling Challenge.
We go over to Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan at the commentary table, as they roll the footage of Bam Bam Bigelow. He looks monstrous. Monsoon says that the tape doesn't prove anything. Monsoon also states that he looks like he's been struck by lightning....
Macho Man Randy Savage (w/ Elizabeth) vs. Sivi Afi
They tie-up, and Savage rams Afi's head to the turnbuckle, but to no avail. Afi delivers a couple of headscissors, before executing a bodyslam. Sivi then goes for a top rope headbutt but completely misses, as Savage clotheslines him over the top. Savage then goes to the top rope, and delivers an axehandle all the way to the outside. Savage rolls him back in, followed by kicks to the midsection. He delivers a kneedrop, and makes the pin, but lifts Sivi up before the three-count, to inflict more punishment. Savage then goes to the top rope, delivers a flying elbow, and scores the victory.
Winner - Macho Man Randy Savage
Mean Gene Okerlund is backstage with Mr. Fuji, who has Kamala, Sika, Killer Khan & Demolition under his wing. He trains Demolition with an extension chord - he plugs it in, and makes them hold the other hand. This makes their brain waves better apparently. Ax and Smash themselves are then introduced, and Ax says that they really get a "charge" out of professional wrestling. They break bones, get nasty, and one day hope to be as nasty as Mr. Fuji. Enough already.
That wraps up another week on Wrestling Challenge, as Heenan has still yet to prove his managership of Bam Bam.
Next week on WWF Wrestling Challenge... Demolition will be in tag-team action. Ken Patera, George "The Animal" Steele and Killer Khan will all be in singles competition.
Boring with the exception of the Battle for Bam Bam and the DiBiase vignettes.