Who will win the battle between Orton and Orndorff? What transpires on the latest edition of Captain Lou’s Corner? What are Luna and the Blackhearts up to this week? Let’s find out!
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Backstage, Captain Lou Albano interviews Fire Cat who has a mystery opponent in store for the Blackhearts.
Match 1: Death Row 3260 (w/ Gorgeous John) versus Fire Cat
For those unaware, Death Row 3260 was portrayed by Wendell Rozier.
On the other hand, I have NO CLUE who Gorgeous John is. If you do, email me.
Fire Cat escaped a test-of-strength with a spin kick, and DeGeorge mentioned the Florida Marlins upcoming debut season of 1993.
When Fire Cat reversed a cross corner whip, he ate a clothesline.
Death Row delivered a standing dropkick and attempted an atomic drop.
As Fire Cat countered with a victory roll, he pinned Death Row at 4:44.
Summary: Showcase match for Fire Cat.
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CAPTAIN LOU’S CORNER: In the ring, Albano interviews Herb Abrams and Mr. Red. After Mr. Red offers Albano “no hard feelings” about the incident at Beach Brawl, he extends his hand “in friendship.” They shake hands, and Mr. Red holds up a piece of paper stating that he “own(s) the Captain’s Corner.”
In disbelief, Albano explains his contract status with the UWF. Abrams confirms it and rips up the Red’s paper. As Abrams tosses it back in Mr. Red’s face, Albano CLOCKS Mr. Red for a second time. The Cuban Assassin and Super Ninja storm the ring to shoo Albano and Abrams back to the dressing room and tend to Mr. Red while the Ft. Lauderdale faithful chants “Lou.” Good angle!
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Backstage, Frank E interviews Luna and the Blackhearts. Luna has her snake Zeus and promises the Blackhearts will become tag team champions.
Match 2: The Blackhearts (w/ Luna Vachon) versus Dave Johnson & Joe DeFuria
For those unaware, Johnson performed enhancement work in WCW while DeFuria was in his third pro match.
The Blackhearts stormed their opponents at the onset and delivered stereo somersault shoulder blocks to Johnson.
As Apocalypse mounted the top turnbuckle, he launched a flying clothesline to Johnson on the concrete floor. Wow!
Apocalypse unleashed a spinning heel kick and tagged In Destruction.
When Albano joined the broadcast table, the Blackhearts double-suplexed Johnson.
Destruction then clotheslined him, but Johnson reversed an Irish whip and hip-tossed him.
After Destruction countered a hip toss with a side-Russian leg sweep, he mounted the second turnbuckle but missed a fist drop.
DeFuria tagged in and clotheslined Destruction.
While he tossed Destruction down to the concrete floor, DeFuria joined and supplied him with a double axe handle.
From behind, Apocalypse WALLOPED DeFuria with a banquet chair.
Back in the ring, DeFuria uncorked a Samoan drop to Destruction for 2.
Destruction then countered a back drop with a DDT.
As DeFuria reversed a cross corner whip, he came up empty on his follow-through.
Destruction then hooked a release German suplex but ate a pumphandle slam.
When Johnson tagged in, he scored with a back elbow.
He then provided Destruction with a leg drop, but Apocalypse tagged in.
After they hoisted Johnson atop the top turnbuckle, the Blackhearts destroyed Johnson with a double belly-to-back superplex.
Apocalypse distracted the anonymous referee, so Luna took liberties with Johnson outside the ring. How dastardly!
While Destruction leaped from the apron, he connected with a double axe handle to Johnson on the concrete floor.
He then dealt Johnson a DDT on the concrete floor, and Apocalypse followed with a leg lariat in the ring.
As Destruction tagged in, the Blackhearts obliterated Johnson with a double stun gun on the top rope.
Apocalypse tagged in, mounted the top turnbuckle, and the Blackhearts finished off Johnson with the Veg-O-Matic at 6:27.
Summary: Very sound teamwork, high-flying, and workrate by the Blackhearts.
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Match 3: “Cowboy” Bob Orton versus “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff
Orton ambushed Orndorff before the bell sending him to the concrete floor.
When Orton made him HIT THE POLE, he rammed Orndorff shoulder-first into the ring post.
He then mounted the apron and unloaded a double axe handle to Orndorff.
As Orndorff returned to the ring, he no-sold Orton’s blows and gave him a cross corner whip.
Orton almost HIT THE POLE himself, but Orndorff nailed him in the midsection.
After Orndorff rammed him face-first into the mat, Orton tossed him down to the concrete floor for a second time.
Orton joined him, dealt Orndorff another double axe handle, and made him HIT THE POLE again.
While Orton rammed him face-first into the timekeeper’s table, he blasted Orndorff with a banquet chair.
Orndorff fell into the ring, but Orton continued to punish his shoulder.
When Orndorff gave Orton a cross corner whip, he followed with an elbow smash.
Orton reversed a cross corner whip but came up empty on his follow-through. In fact, his shoulder connected with the ring post.
As Orton tossed him down to the concrete floor for a third time, he supplied Orndorff with an elbow smash.
Orndorff dragged Orton down to the concrete floor and made him HIT THE POLE.
After Orndorff tossed him across the timekeeper’s table, he CROWNED Orton with a banquet chair.
Due to time constraints, the remainder of the match will be shown NEXT WEEK.
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Conclusion: For the first time in weeks, episode-pacing problems rear their ugly head as time runs out before the completion of the main event. Hopefully, we see the entire match on next week’s episode.
Alas, the Blackhearts match along with Captain’s Corner segment make this a worthwhile episode despite the poor pacing. Sink your teeth into this one.
Next week, the climax to the Orton-Orndorff match!