078 – WRESTLING SUPERSTARS
Live from GSW Studios in Burbank, CA!
The show opens with “Ravishing” Rick Rude and Bobby Heenan standing in the middle of the ring. He says that Commissioner Patrick has granted the rematch and the Iron Sheik must give him one. He says tonight he’s going to show the Iron Sheik what he’s in for.
“Ravishing” Rick Rude d. Mister X via pinfall after the RUDE AWAKENING. – SQUASH – After wiping the floor with Mister X in only a few moves, Rude grabs the mic and says he wants to put the RUDE AWAKENING up against the CAMEL CLUTCH and proposes a FINISHER MATCH when the two meet again! He says he’ll be waiting for the answer!
MILLION DOLLAR CORPORATION d. DREAM TEAM via pinfall when DiBiase hit Valentine with a powerslam. – * – Johnny V. had interfered on behalf of Valentine but hit The Hammer instead of DiBiase! DiBiase took advantage and got the win. Beefcake and Valentine were not happy with Johnny V. after the match.
Koko B. Ware d. Cowboy Bob Orton via DQ when Orton refused to bring the action back into the ring. – **1/2 – Ware was actually close to winning several times, but the ref got knocked out and was unable to count the pin! By the time the ref was back up, the action had spilled outside the ring and led to an Orton DQ!
THE KILLER BEES d. THE BUSHWHACKERS via submission when Brunzell slapped the sleeper on Bushwhacker Butch. – ***1/2 – Great back and forth here between these two teams and finally a clean finish to a Bushwhacker match, even though they wound up on the losing end.
BILL APTER’S HOT SEAT
Bill’s first guest was Captain Lou Albano and The Missing Link. Albano looked despondent as he stated that Link just hans’t been the same since The Mountie had shocked him. He’s wilder, harder to control. Apter asked about a rematch with One Man Gang. Albano said, Link wants to do it, but he cannot be responsible for Link’s actions in that match and that Gang wrestles him at his own risk.
After a commercial break, Apter’s next guest was WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION The Iron Sheik. Apter asked about Rude’s challenge and The Iron Sheik accepted saying he’d make Rude scream like a little girl when he locked him in the Camel Clutch! This brought Rude out who said he wanted to have the match now, but the Sheik begged him off saying they’d do it at Starrcade!
Jimmy Superfly Snuka and Cousin Luke d. King Harley Race and King Kong Bundy via DQ when Heenan’s men refused to stop brawling. – * – Everyone was looking for some finality in the feud between Heenan’s men and The Hillbillies and Snuka but this one was a brawl from the opening bell! Heenan’s men refused to listen to the ref and as a result lost the match! This feud is white hot and continues on!
The four men continued to shout at each other as we hit the top of the hour.
I hope Rude gets his rematch against Sheiky and beats him. Great card and yeah the ratings are pretty slick!