WWF Wrestling Challenge
Gorilla Monsoon & Bobby The Brain Heenan in studio
-Some fun banter between Monsoon and Heenan here as Gorilla really digs in how no members of the Heenan Family won. Bobby went one by one… he says that Inoki cheated and the referee counted too fast. He says the Machines kept jumping in and out of the ring illegally. He says that Andre was too big and the referee couldn’t see how King Harley got his arm up! Monsoon is going on and on but Heenan says that he has got a big surprise for the Machines next week on Superstars… he is challenging them against members of the Heenan Family and he is going to finally take those masks off!
The Fantastics vs The Hart Foundation w/ Jimmy Hart
-What a way to kick things off here tonight as we get some hot tag team action right from the get go. You can tell these guys turned it up just a little bit for this one and it really shows. Gorilla and Jesse really put over the tag team division and how we have got four tag team matches tonight, and any of them could be for the titles. This one goes about 12-minutes and we see the Fantastics with a huge double dropkick on the Anvil sending him out of the ring to the floor. The referee tries to break things up here and that gives Jimmy Hart a chance to give Bret the megaphone and he goes to nail Tommy Rogers who ducks and the megaphone goes flying. Tommy then goes for a roll up but Jimmy Hart pushes Bret over and he’s got a hand full of tights for the 3-count. The MSG crowd is giving it to the Harts as they snuck away with one here today.
Antonio Inoki vs King Kong Bundy w/ Bobby Heenan
-A pretty fun showcase here for both men as we get to see the power of Bundy vs the skills of Inoki. It is only about 9-minutes and the highlight is see a huge Enzuigiri on Bundy that knocks him out of the ring to the floor! Heenan is struggling to get him up and in the ring as Inoki is awarded the contest via count out! This was nothing overly special but a nice showcase for Inoki and a way to keep Bundy relevant.
Randy Savage © w/ Elizabeth vs Jake Roberts
-A knock down, drag out fight is all this is. Roberts continues to make eyes at Elizabeth but Savage is right down there to stop anything from happening. The crowd is white hot for Savage who continues to gain steam each and every day. Roberts is as slimy as they come and he plays his roll to a T. these guys go about 14-minutes and we see all hell break loose when Roberts goes for a DDT on the cement floor but Savage counters and tosses him over his back. Savage then goes out and up the turnbuckle before jumping off with a double axe handle and Roberts goes crashing into the guard rail! He is holding his throat as Savage throws him in the ring. Roberts is trying to plead with the referee that he’s hurt but Savage rolls him up for a 3 count and the crowd goes nuts! This one certainly isn’t over but Savage walks away victorious here tonight! He holds up the title and Liz and the fans go nuts.
WRESTLEMANIA EVENT CENTER
Mean Gene runs down some of the big matches and results and then we get to hear some promos from combatants after the contests…
Gino Hernandez: My oh my they said it couldn’t be done but look right here… tag team champions of the WWF and Mexico. WOO!
Chris Adams: You know I couldn’t be happier to have a partner like Gino Hernandez and I couldn’t be happier to have these titles around our waists. This is a true honor and privilege… but more than anything it feels so good to be this damn great!
Gino Hernandez: The thing about it is this folks… you got two of the greatest talents in professional wrestling… you put them in one situation and greatness arises. Never before and never again will a team of this caliber and magnitude walk the face of the earth and show everyone involved just how pathetic they are. When you look at Gino Hernandez and Chris Adams, we are simply the best and there is nothing you can do about it!
Andre the Giant: Hey Harley Race… who is the King now? Hahaha… you should have known that this would happen. You should have known I would win becaue no man can beat me and I am the true King of the WWF!
Harley Race: Everyone saw it Andre… the world knows that I am still the King and before too long it will be YOU who is bowing down!
Roddy Piper: You know everywhere I go right now… people are talking… Roddy Piper it was the biggest match in the history of wrestling and you didn’t win. Hulk Hogan beat you. I tell every single one of them that Hulk Hogan didn’t beat me! It was the SYSTEM that beat me! It was every single person out there who is too damn afraid of Roddy Piper to give me a chance. Hulk Hogan… I want to face you again and I will show the world that it was a fluke. I will show the world that you are nothing more than a one trick pony. I will show the world that it was an ENFORCER not a REFEREE that counted three. Hogan… I want to face you and show the world that I am better than you… I will do whatever it takes and until I get what I want… there will be hell to pay!