WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XXIX

Taped from Omaha, NE

Airdate: April 27, 1991 (taped 4/15)

Attendance: 9,400 (7,000 paid)

Hosted by Vince McMahon & “Macho Man” Randy Savage

Can both Undertaker and Bret Hart make a big splash on network TV? Read on!

From the pink locker room, Savage interviews Slaughter with Adnan and Mustafa. We then witness Slaughter tossing a fireball into Hulk Hogan’s face after WrestleMania VII. How dastardly!

From the blue locker room, “Mean” Gene Okerlund interviews Warrior. We then witness Undertaker’s attack of Warrior on the Funeral Parlor (aired 4/13, taped 3/26).

Match 1: Ultimate Warrior versus Sergeant Slaughter (w/ General Adnan & Colonel Mustafa)


Rating: ½*

Summary: More angle than match as you’ll see.

After the match, Undertaker enters the ring, and the heels quadruple-team Warrior. Abruptly, Hogan runs to the ring to save him. When Hogan nails Undertaker with the WWF title belt, Undertaker no-sells it. Slaughter then hits Hogan with a double axe handle, but Hogan no-sells it. Is this a contest? As Hogan chases Slaughter away, Undertaker misses a pair of elbow drops. When Warrior clotheslines him, Undertaker no-sells it. Warrior then tries a flying shoulder block but couldn’t take Undertaker off his feet. To close the segment, officials separate them.

Back in the pink locker room, Okerlund interviews the Nasty Boys with Hart who cut a promo on the Bushwhackers.

From the blue locker room, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper interviews the Bushwhackers who lick Piper. Ick. After they lift Piper’s kilt, Butch mentions Piper’s “shrimp on the Barbie.” HA!

Match 2 for the WWF tag team titles: The Nasty Boys (champions w/ Jimmy Hart) versus the Bushwhackers


Rating: *1/2

Summary: Did YOU really think the Bushwhackers would become WWF tag team champions? Me neither.

After the match, the Bushwhackers clear the ring with battering rams to the Nasty Boys.

Back in the pink locker room, Okerlund interviews Bearer with Undertaker. They cut a promo on Warrior.

As wrestlers make their entrances for the battle royal, Okerlund interviews Earthquake with Hart. We then witness the quintessential SQUISH of Damian by Earthquake (taped 3/26).

In the blue locker room, Savage interviews a disconsolate Roberts who mentions Damien’s big brother—Lucifer.

As Roberts makes his entrance, Okerlund interviews Hogan in the blue locker room.

Match 3 (battle royal):


Barbarian, Big Bossman, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Earthquake, Haku, Hercules, WWF champion Hulk Hogan, Marty Jannetty, Kato,Shawn Michaels, WWF Intercontinental champion Mr. Perfect, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Paul Roma, the “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, Pat Tanaka, Texas Tornado, Tugboat, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Warlord


Rating: NONE

Summary: Exciting battle royal that saw both Michaels and Perfect work their magic while a possible Tugboat-Hogan match could be forthcoming.

Back in the pink locker room, Okerlund interviews DiBiase with Sherri.

Match 4: The “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase (w/ Sensational Sherri) versus Bret “Hitman” Hart


Rating: ***

Summary: Good match that put Bret on the same level as DiBiase.

Match 5: The Mountie (w/ Jimmy Hart) versus Tito Santana


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Mountie. I guess it’s true what they say.

After a commercial break, Okerlund interviews Slaughter with Adnan and Mustafa. Slaughter then cuts a promo on Hogan.

In the blue locker room, Piper interviews Hogan who cuts a promo on Slaughter.

Conclusion: This was the final episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event on NBC until 2006 as the series moves to FOX in February. Also, the setting was decorated for The Main Event, but due to a decline in ratings, NBC slotted it as an SNME.

As far as the content of the show goes, Undertaker’s involvement places him near the top of the card versus Warrior. Similarly, Bret’s efforts against DiBiase helped to further his status as a singles competitor. I look forward to each wrestler’s growth in 1991.

Stay tuned for WCW/NJPW Supershow!

Rating: 7.70

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