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UWF Fury Hour 10-08-90

Taped from Reseda, CA

Airdate: October 8, 1990 (taped 09/24)

Attendance: 450

Hosted by Herb Abrams and Bruno Sammartino

Can Haynes crush apartheid in the form of DeBeers? Will Spivey and Blair play nice this week? Who’s in Lou’s Corner? Let’s find out!

Opening montage.

Match 1: The “Unpredictable” Cactus Jack versus Davey Meltzer


Rating: ½*

Summary: Showcase match (a.k.a. a “shellacking” courtesy of Bruno) for the “Unpredictable” one.

Commercial for TVN Buyer’s Card airs. This advertisement is as shady as a check from Abrams. Next, an ad for Champions Forever featuring Ali, Frazier, Foreman, and Norton for only $19.95 plus $4.00 shipping.

The tape sent to SportsChannel by Abrams was so crooked, it skipped; thus, we get this:

Match 2: “Dangerous” Dan Spivey versus Scott Cole


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Spivey.

Match 3: “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff versus the Black Knight


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Orndorff. I hope Knight’s premiums are paid off.

We get a merchandise shill by B. Brian Blair, a sales pitch for UWF by Albano, and an alleged return for the UWF to the “Southern California area” on 10/8.

Same Haynes promo as last week airs.

Merchandise shill #2 in the same commercial break airs. Methinks last week’s ratings didn’t earn Abrams many big-time advertisers.

Match 4: “Dr. Death” Steve Williams versus Larry Ludden


Rating: *

Summary: Showcase match for Williams. You might want to get Ludden a map because I’m sure he doesn’t know which bus hit him.

Commercials! Hair Club for Men! Eaton’s Neck, Long Island! New Jersey Devils hockey (Devils beat the Minnesota North Stars 5-2 and lost to the Flyers 7-4 this week)!

DeBeers seeks respect unlike his nemesis Nelson Mandela. As he refers to Haynes, as Billy “Jerk,” DeBeers runs him down.

Match 5: David Sammartino versus Houdini


Rating: ½*

Summary: Showcase match for David, and the Reseda faithful were mesmerized by Houdini’s magical loss of credibility.

CAPTAIN LOU’S CORNER: Albano interviews Spivey who downplays leverage in professional wrestling. Spivey then cuts a promo on Blair, wants to be the World champion, and wonders where the “weasel” Herb Abrams is. I bet his check bounced.

Merchandise shill #3 airs.

Spivey craves the spotlight on SportsChannel.

Jay Strongbow, Jr. cuts a babyface promo.

Merchandise shill #4 airs. Someone needs new sponsors.

Match 6: B. Brian Blair versus Tim “Spitball” Patterson


Rating: *

Summary: Showcase match for Blair, but Spivey generated all the heat.

After the match, Spivey enters the ring and clotheslines Blair. He then powerbombs Blair much to the delight of the Reseda faithful.

Commercial for the James Bond collection from Time-Life Video airs, and check out Sports Nightly on SportsChannel. This Friday, SportsChannel brings you the high school football game of the week:

Match 7: Billy Jack Haynes versus Colonel DeBeers


Rating: *

Summary: Despite DeBeers’ attempt to leave his feet, this match didn’t have any heat; thus the Reseda faithful sought popcorn.

Commercial airs for the SportsChannel hotline followed by an advertisement for Air & Space Smithsonian magazine. Talk about not knowing your audience. Wrestling fans don’t visit museums.

Williams cuts a promo on Orndorff.

See the UWF in person on 11/8 but who knows where? Reseda? Poughkeepsie? Sarasota? Tacoma?

Conclusion: Another exciting episode of UWF is in the books, and Spivey is looking like the king of the playground. Considering the quality of ads on this show, I’m not sure how much longer this program will remain on SportsChannel. You’d better stay glued to this site for the most up-to-date information.

OK, maybe not like that.

Next week, Williams and Orndorff settle their score.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for UWF 10-15-90!

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