WWF Survivor Series ‘90

Live from Hartford, CT

Airdate: November 22, 1990

Attendance: 16,000 (13,000 paid)

Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon & “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

A mere two days after Clash XIII, this show occurred LIVE on PPV. Oh. My. God. What in God’s creation is in that EGG? Read on!

After the Perfect Team makes its entrance, “Mean” Gene Okerlund interviews the Warriors.

Match 1: WWF champion Ultimate Warrior, WWF Intercontinental champion Texas Tornado, & the Road Warriors versus Mr. Perfect & Demolition (w/ Bobby “The Brain” Heenan & Mr. Fuji)


Rating: **

Summary: Without Perfect, this match was G-A-R-B-A-G-E. Interesting fact: Three days earlier at a Superstars taping, Perfect defeated Tornado to reclaim the Intercontinental title. Also, this was Ax’s final match in the WWF.

After the match, Heenan gets up on the apron so Warrior clobbers him.

Backstage, Sean Mooney interviews the Million Dollar Team with Hart. Conveniently, their mystery partner remains a mystery.

Match 2: The “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, Koko B. Ware, & the Hart Foundation versus the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, Rhythm & Blues, & a mystery partner (w/ Virgil & Jimmy Hart)


Rating: ***

Summary: While Bret was the workhorse in the match, Undertaker’s debut was magnificent. Somewhere, Ole Anderson was crying.

Monsoon then shills The Main Event IV at 10PM ET tomorrow on NBC as Warrior defends the WWF title against DiBiase.

In the shower, Okerlund interviews the Vipers while one of Roberts’ eyes is white. While you COULD attribute that to his demons, it was merely a contact lens to sell the attack by the “Model” Rick Martel.

Match 3: Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, & the Rockers versus the “Model” Rick Marrtel, Warlord, & Power & Glory (w/ Slick)


Rating: ***

Summary: Michaels was the workhorse in this match, but the Hartford faithful loved Roberts. Also, the Powerplex is truly something to behold.

Monsoon then shills Royal Rumble ’91 LIVE on PPV on 1/19/91.

Backstage, Mooney interviews the Hulkamaniacs as Hogan dedicates the match to the troops in the Middle East.

Match 4: Hulk Hogan, Big Bossman, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, & Tugboat versus Earthquake, Dino Bravo, Haku, & Barbarian (w/ Bobby “The Brain” Heenan & Jimmy Hart)


Rating: ***

Summary: As you might expect, Hogan took all the glory for his team by winning alone.

After the match, Hogan beats up Heenan and sends him flying over the top turnbuckle to the floor. He then grabs a bed sheet that says “Hulk Rules” and poses for the Hartford faithful.

Promo #2 for Royal Rumble '91 LIVE on PPV on 1/19/91.

From the podium, Okerlund interviews “Macho King” Randy Savage without Queen Sherri. Savage then refers to Warrior as the “ultimate turkey” and wants to take his title. When Okerlund brings up Queen Sherri’s appearance on the Brother Love Show, Savage calls Warrior the “ultimate chicken.”

After the Alliance makes its entrance, Okerlund interviews Slaughter who indirectly besmirches the US troops stationed in the Middle East. Now THAT’S dastardly!

Match 5: Sergeant Slaughter, Boris Zhukov, & the Orient Express (w/ Mr. Fuji & General Adnan) versus Nikolai Volkoff, Tito Santana, & the Bushwhackers


Rating: *1/2

Summary: You could hear CRICKETS during this match despite Slaughter’s political stance.

Back in the pink locker room, Mooney interviews the surviving heels. What is this, Saturday Night’s Main Event? Intelligently, DiBiase points out that Hogan and Warrior wrestled against one another at WrestleMania VI.

Promo #2 airs for The Main Event IV tomorrow night on NBC. Perhaps there will be another pink locker room sighting.

Okerlund then tries his best to hype up the cracking of the egg. As it opens, the Gobbledy Gooker emerges to several jeers from the Hartford faithful. For those unaware, the Gooker is portrayed by Hector Guerrero. The Gooker then drags Okerlund into the ring and dances with him to “Turkey in the Straw.” As Okerlund runs the ropes, he trips and falls. OUCH! The Gooker then performs a series of somersaults, and Okerlund follows suit. After the Gooker performs a cartwheel, Okerlund tries his best at one but fails miserably. From the apron, the Gooker flips over the top rope and somersaults into the middle of the ring. If I can be punny for a moment, this segment truly lays an egg. Despite the epic fail, Okerlund busts his ass to sell it.

Backstage, Mooney interviews the babyface survivors.

Match 6 (ultimate survival): WWF champion Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, & Tito Santana versus the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, the “Model” Rick Martel, Warlord, & Power & Glory (w/ Virgil & Slick)


Rating: ***

Summary: Predictable finish since the WWF almost always sent the fans home with a satisfactory ending.

After the match, Warrior and Hogan send Slick flying over the top turnbuckle to the floor.

Conclusion: While the mystery of the egg is considered a big flop, Undertaker’s debut makes this show historical and worthwhile. Since the show leaves me wanting more, I wonder what the WWF has up its sleeve next.

See you for WWF The Main Event IV!

Buyrate: 3.00

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