WWF Presents: Prime Time Wrestling
Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse the Body Ventura
Matches from: Denver, CO - McNichols Arena
Prime Time opens this week with footage from SNME and all the happenings. We see the big TV Title Battle Royal and Bull Ganter being victorious. We also hear about the tag title competition and just who will be the number one contenders. Finally we hear from Ric Flair on his calling out of Hulk Hogan and how he will never get another shot at the WWF Title. Gorilla and Jesse put over the night before they are joined by Jack Tunney!
Jack Tunney: It is with extreme pleasure that I am here to announce the brackets for the upcoming Television Title tournament. This tournament will take place over the next several weeks with matches on Prime Time, Challenge, Superstars, and All-American. The finals will be on June the 28th at Saturday Night’s Main Event. Now in recognition of his winning the battle royal this weekend… Bull Ganter has received a first round bye. Here is the rest of the bracket in order...
Bull Ganter gets a bye
One Man Gang vs Sika
Bad News Brown vs Sting
The Tonga Kid vs Greg Valentine
Tully Blanchard vs Dino Bravo
Arn Anderson vs Wahoo McDaniel
Honky Tonk Man vs Curt Hennig
Billy Jack Haynes vs Don Muraco
Jack Tunney: Each of these matches will have a 15-minute time limit which is the alloted time for the television title. All matches except the finals will adhere to that rule as the finals must have a winner with no time limit in that contest! Thank you…
-Jesse and Gorilla put over the first round matches including the man coming out right now… Curt Hennig!
Curt Hennig vs Conquistador II
-A great showcase match for Hennig who looks to be at the top of his game. He handles Conquistador II with no problem and finishes him off with a slick piledriver. He works the crowd as we head to the booth...
-Don Muraco and Mr. Fuji join Gorilla and Jesse at the booth and put over the TV Title Tournament. Muraco says he is going to push Hennig to the limit in the opening round and make him whine before putting him down and moving on. Fuji says that soon it will be either Don Muraco or Sika who will be champion!
Prime Time is back with Gorilla and Jesse continuing to put over the tv title tournament. They say that on Challenge this week it will be...Tonga Kid vs Greg Valentine, on Superstars it will be… Sting vs Bad News Brown, and next week here on Prime Time it will be Tully Blanchard vs Dino Bravo and Sika vs One Man Gang. They put over the match with Gang and Sika and how that could go to anyone and spread throughout the arena. They put over the Gang and Slick as we cut to a tag match with the Russians...
Steve Lombardi & SD Jones vs The Russians w/ Slick
-Nikolai and Boris look pretty good tonight as they are really melding well together as a team. They are very fierce in their movements and look to hurt these two with every move. They have a pretty good finish when Boris holds up Lombardi and Nikolai runs and much like the Hart Attack but from behind Clotheslines Lombardi on the back of the head before Boris gives him a spinebuster for the three count! These guys are BAD NEWS right now and look tough here.
We cut to Gorilla and Jesse who put over the tag team title issue and how the Bulldogs vs Demolition was supposed to name the number one contender… problem being that both teams were counted out. The Harts come out and say they will face and and all comers. They name drop the Dogs and Demo… Power and Glory and the Rockers… and the Horsemen. Bret says that they are more than capable of beating any team any time any where! This draws out Slick with the Russians and the Gang. Slick wants to know if his men can get a shot at the titles to which the Harts chuckle and say they haven’t earned it but it would be nice to set them in their place. Slick wonders how you earn something… by beating other people… or by beating up the champs!?! Then we see the Russians and Gang attack the Harts. This is pure chaos as it is 3 on 2 and the champs are down. Gang has mauled the Anvil into the table while Boris holds up Bret Hart and here comes Nikolai with that Clothesline to the back of the head and the Boris with a SPINEBUSTER on the CEMENT FLOOR! OMG! Bret Hart is down and out right now as the Anvil comes to cover him up. The Russians have made a statement here and Bret Hart felt the full effect of it. Slick leads his men back as we see medics come out for the Hitman.
Prime Time is back with Jesse putting over what happened to Bret Hart. We see Gorilla over there checking on him with the doctors. Jesse says that perhaps the Harts bit off more than they could chew. He then kicks it to a special video…
“What is really America’s pastime… is it Baseball or is it Wrestling? Find out when you get to experience BOTH on Friday July 4th 1986 for a huge double header! The Showdown at Shea II will come to you from Shea Stadium in Queens, New York for a special Baseball and Wrestling showdown. Come early for the Mets hosting the Astros and stay later for the real fireworks on the 4th of July as the WWF headlines a special card headlined by Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Barry Windham, Randy Savage, Andre the Giant, and more! Individuals can purchase tickets to each event separately or they can buy the combo ticket for admission to both events! Call the Shea Stadium box office on June 1st for tickets when they go on sale!”
-Jesse is back putting over how Bret Hart is going to be going to the hospital and then he talks about how Randy Savage has issued an open challenge next week to any member of the Horsemen. He will be here to fulfill that… the Horsemen respond when we come back!
Prime Time is back with Gorilla and Jesse putting over Bret Hart being hurt. They don’t know the extent of the injuries but will keep us up to date. We then see the Horsemen make their way to the ring for this huge six-man tag...
Sting & The Rockers vs Barry Windham, Arn Anderson, & Tully Blanchard w/ Sherri & Angel
-Talk about Main Event… this is a great one here for the crowd in Denver. We get 13-action filled minutes with little to no break. The babyfaces are able to get some shine and it is really Marty Jannetty who stands out but the Horsemen break him down and the others. We see Ric Flair come out with Bobby Heenan midway through as they join Gorilla and Jesse to put over the match.The finish is hot when Shawn Michaels gets the hot tag and comes in like a house of fire. Sting comes out of nowhere and clotheslines Tully Blanchard over the top rope to the floor. We see Barry Windham kick Marty Jannetty’s head off and he goes flying before Shawn Michaels nails a big spinning back elbow. Windham is down as Michaels goes up top but Anderson out of nowhere nails the ropes and Michaels crotches himself hard. Windham staggers over… goes up top… SUPERPLEX for the 3-count and this one is over. The Horsemen come over to the booth… winded after a huge victory…
Bobby Heenan: Well I guess the cat is out of the bag… the powers that be have done everything they can to hold back the Horsemen in the TV tournament by putting us in the same side of the bracket with one another… but know this… no matter if we’re against or with one another… we’re always the best. The best prove it night in and night out and trust when I say that it will be a Horsemen who prevails in this tournament… now on to other matters… Tito Santana… gallant effort Saturday night… but now you step to the back of the line. Don’t think for a moment it was a fluke or flash finish that Ric Flair put you down and if you even try to come close to him… we’ll do it twice as bad next time. Randy Savage… you put it out there that you want a member of the Horsemen here next week… well pal you got it…. Right here (pats Double A on the chest) you get the enforcer and Savage… he is going to destroy whatever little piece of dignity and pride you have left in your body!
Barry Windham: I love that we get o split Randy Savage up amongst us fellas because believe me when I say that he is nothing more than skin and bones and perhaps a little bit of heart… but Savage that little bit of heart you have left is going to be destroyed when all is said and done. You see Randy Savage… I took this Intercontinental Championship from you… I took your King of the Ring crown from you… and honestly there isn’t much left to take… its like an old dog… when he becomes too old… you put the kids in the other room and you take the dog out back. Well Savage… July 4th… Showdown at Shea II… it is on for me and you to step into that ring. There will be no excuses and when I beat you again… you will have nothing left to do but go away forever!
Tully Blanchard: You have got to respect and admire a man for continuing to try right… well you also have to know the difference between smart and stupid and Randy Savage is walking a fine line right now. Much akin to a guy like Dino Bravo who comes out here and says he can bench press 500 pounds… well you may be able to hurt the weights but the weights don’t hit back Bravo. Next week here on Prime Time you are going to be in there with me and pal… I do hit back. I am going to step into that ring on my way to the television championship and I am going to put you right back in your place… below the Horsemen… just like all the others.
Arn Anderson: There comes a time in a man’s life when he has to look up and down the pecking order… well right now Wahoo McDaniel… you are at the top of a very distinguished list of men who are going to feel my wrath over the next week. You are lined up with me in the television title tournament and I have said it before and I will say it again that there is no equal to me in fifteen minutes on television and you are going to find that out. Next on the list comes Randy Savage. Next week you want to put out a challenge…. Well when you challenge the Horsemen… I am the first one to step in line and don’t you think for a minute that I won’t be coming at you with everything I’ve got. You have had a great career Randy Savage… but you are on your way down from the mountain…. It can be clean and easy… or it can be rough and rugged… that is your choice… but don’t think the Horsemen won’t help you choose.
Ric Flair: WOOOO! All is right in the world…. All is right when the Horsemen have the gold… the Horsemen have the women… and the Horsemen have the power! Tito Santana… you put up a great fight the other night but know this… when it comes to bright lights… NBC… the World Title… Ric Flair is number one pal and don’t you forget it! Randy Savage… you are poking your head around where it doesn’t belong pal… you are sticking your nose into the business of the Horsemen just a little bit too much and I think you need to be humbled to what is going on here. You see we are the ones who rule professional wrestling… ask Billy Jack Haynes… huh… ask Wahoo… ask Tito… hell as Hulk Hogan! Don’t think I forgot about you Hogan. I have heard a lot of talk about “how will Hogan get his shot?” “ How will Hulk get to Flair?” The answer is NO! NEVER! NOT A WAY! NO WAY! NO HOW! Hogan… your time as champion is DONE! It is over! You will NEVER touch this title again and Hogan… you will never get your hands on me either!
Gorilla: Well Ric Flair… I have it on good authority that Hulk Hogan will be here in two weeks after his tour of Japan… will you be here and go face to face with him?
Ric Flair: Hulk Hogan… face to face.... Here with me? Gorilla Monsoon… Hulk Hogan like every other mongoloid in the WWF looks up to Ric Flair when I am the world champion. Hogan… you want to come out here in two weeks and prove to all of these people you have the guts to face the Horsemen… I’ll be here. You want to show up in two weeks and prove to all the Hulkamaniacs that you have something left in your body and in your heart… I’ll be here. Hulk Hogan if you want to walk out here and embarrass yourself in front of people all over this country… Hulk Hogan I will be here… BECAUSE I AM THE CHAMP! I AM THEEE MAN! WOOOOOOOOO!
The Horsemen and company work the crowd as we sign off. Big TV title tournament action this weekend… plus next week we see Sika vs One Man Gang and Tully vs Bravo plus Arn Anderson vs Randy Savage… blow the roof off the joint and get ready because Hulk Hogan will be here in two weeks to go face to face with Flair… GET PUMPED!