Taped from Hershey, PA

Airdate: October 3, 1987 (taped 9/23)

Attendance: 9,000

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

To begin the show, the Intercontinental Champion Honkytonk Man (with Jimmy Hart) cuts a promo on Savage and vows to steal Elizabeth. I fear for his health trying to do that. In case you’re wondering, Honkytonk Man beat Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat to win the title on 6/13 (taped 6/2).

Savage responds by referring to Honkytonk Man as a “dime store Elvis impersonator.”

Afterward, King Kong Bundy (with Heenan) cuts a promo on Orndorff.

Following that, Sika (with Mr. Fuji) devours a chicken head in his quest to dethrone Hogan tonight. He must be on an all-protein diet.

Hogan then responds by stating his 24” pythons are stronger than any chicken head.

Opening montage.

Backstage, “Mean” Gene Okerlund interviews Honkytonk Man (with Hart) who wants to break protocol by entering first because he wants to entertain the fans.

After Honkytonk Man makes his entrance, Okerlund interviews Savage (with Elizabeth) who cuts a promo while biting the head off a Jimmy Hart action figure. He then mentions that Honkytonk Man “doesn’t know the difference between a guitar string and a G-string.” Even Okerlund laughs about that one.

Match 1 for the WWF Intercontinental title: The Honkytonk Man (champion w/ Colonel Jimmy Hart) versus “Macho Man” Randy Savage (w/ Elizabeth)


Rating: ****

Summary: Crappy finish to a decent match, but is Savage a heel or a face?

After the match, the Hart Foundation double-team Savage. Honkytonk Man then grabs his guitar, attempts to nail Savage with it, but Elizabeth stops him! After telling her to get out of the way, Honkytonk Man then SHOVED HER DOWN! The scoundrel! I believe that was Elizabeth’s first bump too. She then runs backstage.

Back in the ring, Honkytonk Man wallops Savage with the guitar until Elizabeth brings HULK HOGAN to help Savage. The Hart Foundation and Honkytonk Man triple-team Hogan immediately until the WWF champion reaches his feet. He then nails them as Savage chases them from the ring. After Savage and Hogan back into one another, Savage extends his hand to him, and the MEGAPOWERS are born! Add an extra * to the match for historical value.

Prior to the next match, Okerlund interviews Mr. Fuji with Sika. Fuji is thrilled that Hogan should be tired after what just transpired. He then describes in ecstasy the way Sika destroys a live chicken during his four hours per day-training.

After the challenger makes his entrance, Okerlund interviews Hogan. Using a jungle context, Hogan claims to be the king of said jungle.

Match 2 for the WWF title: Hulk Hogan (champion) versus Sika (w/ Mr. Fuji & Kim Chee)


Rating: *

Summary: Typical Hogan match for this time period.

After the match, Fuji gets up on the apron only to get hammered by Hogan. Kim Chee comes into the ring the hard way and receives an atomic drop.

Backstage, Okerlund interviews Orndorff with Humperdink. Back on August 22 (taped 8/4), Orndorff fired Heenan and hired Humperdink as his manager. How would it pay off?

After a commercial break, Okerlund interviews Bundy.

Match 3: King Kong Bundy (w/ Andre the Giant) versus “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink)


Rating: *

Summary: Methinks Orndorff is taking a trip down the card nowadays.

Backstage, Okerlund interviews the Hart Foundation.

Match 4 for the WWF tag team titles: The Hart Foundation (w/o Jimmy Hart) versus the Young Stallions


Rating: **

Summary: Showcase match for the tag champions.

Backstage, Okerlund interviews the MegaPowers. A marriage is made in the main event.

Piledriver” by Koko Ware video debuts.

Before we leave the air, Vince notes that, despite being knocked unconscious, Jimmy Hart is OK for those that care.

Conclusion: While WCW would lead you to believe the MegaPowers formed in 1994, they actually came to fruition here in 1987. Big things should be on the horizon for them. Stay tuned!

See you for WWF Survivor Series!

Rating: 9.50

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