UWF Fury Hour 11-05-90
Taped from Reseda, CA
Airdate: November 5, 1990 (taped 10/11)
Hosted by Herb Abrams and Bruno Sammartino
Which Portlander will win the battle of the full nelson? How will Cactus fare against Strongbow? Who is the BIG surprise waiting for us in Captain’s Corner? Let’s find out!
To open the show, Patera cuts a promo on Haynes.
NEW Opening montage.
Match 1: “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff versus Gary Keyes
Summary: Showcase match for Orndorff.
After the match, the Reseda faithful shower their hero with a “wonderful” chant.
Fists, Feet, and Fury is sponsored by the movie Rocky V. Hey yo, Adrian! Is this on videocassette?
Trailer for Rocky V is shown. Next, President George H. W. Bush shills the USO. Trailer for Misery is shown. Hey! Herb got some more sponsors! Woohoo! Catch the NY Islanders versus the Toronto Maple Leafs on SportsChannel this Tuesday. Alternate coverage would be the Chicago Blackhawks versus the Hartford Whalers. The Islanders won 4-3 while the Blackhawks and Whalers tied at 1 apiece.
Orndorff cuts a strong promo on “Dr. Death” Steve Williams.
Match 2: Cactus Jack versus “Chief” Jay Strongbow
Summary: Certainly this was Cactus’ style of match, but the selling along with the Reseda faithful’s enthusiasm made this match worthwhile. On the other hand, I would have liked to have seen the finish.
Match 3: “Cowboy” Bob Orton versus Michael Moore
Summary: Showcase match for Orton.
UWF merchandise shill by Orndorff. Get yours today!
Get your tickets NOW for LIVE UWF wrestling in Reseda on 11/8.
Nikita Koloff cuts a promo.
Promo #2 for UWF merchandise albeit with B. Brian Blair this time.
CAPTAIN LOU’S CORNER: This week, Albano stands in the ring to interview…Andre the Giant. Holy acquisitions, Batman! Instead of Universal Wrestling Federation, Andre believes UWF stands for “you want to fight.” Albano doesn’t disagree. Unfortunately, I believe this was Andre’s sole appearance in the UWF.
Commercials for ADT, Mobil 1, and the NHL on SportsChannel air.
The Viking cuts a promo vowing to become champion.
Match 4: The Viking versus Kevin Benjamin
Summary: Showcase match for Viking. This certainly let all the air out of the balloon after the Andre surprise.
After the match, the doctor calls for the stretcher, but Viking shoves him away to score another elbow upon the befallen Benjamin. With Benjamin on the stretcher, Viking shoos the paramedics away and drops another elbow onto Benjamin. They might need a body bag for this guy.
Catch the UWF in Reseda on 11/8.
Match 5: David Sammartino versus Riki Ataki
Summary: Showcase match for David.
After the match, David helps Ataki to his feet and shakes his hand. Sportsmanship!
UWF merchandise shill #3.
Your calendar should be booked for 11/8 in Reseda to catch the UWF LIVE.
Andre promises a lot of appearances for the UWF, but sadly it was not to be.
UWF merchandise shill #4.
Match 6: Billy Jack Haynes versus Ken Patera
Summary: Screwy finish to an otherwise lackluster match. This could and should have been so much better than it was.
After the match, Patera celebrates his “victory” with a loving gesture toward Haynes.
Commercial for the Bonzai grill. It’s only $19.95. Alka-Seltzer Plus cold medicine. And visit Eaton’s Neck, Long Island. Supposedly it’s where you belong.
Conclusion: Despite the putrid main event, the Andre appearance was a tremendous surprise. What’ll happen going forward?
Next week, Haynes encounters DeBeers for the second time. Will there be a legitimate finish? Referee Larry Sampson pleads to be the third man in the ring, and UWF Commissioner Arnold Ross decrees zero discrimination in the UWF.
For those unaware of Ross, I believe he was Abrams’ business partner. We’ll see how long it lasts.
TV Rating: NONE
Stay tuned for UWF 11-12-90!
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