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UWF Fury Hour 11-26-90

Taped from Reseda, CA

Airdate: November 26, 1990 (taped 11/08)

Attendance: 275

Hosted by Herb Abrams and Bruno Sammartino

In our first tag team encounter, who will come out on top? What was the fallout from the Nikita-Patera matchup from last week? And what are Orton and Tolos up to? Let’s find out!

Cactus Jack and Armstrong open the show to run down Strongbow and David.

Opening montage.

Match 1: Nikita Koloff versus Ken Patera


Rating: DUD

Summary: They accomplished nothing while the Reseda faithful was NOT interested. To be fair, I blame the Williams-Orndorff angle for silencing them.

After the match, Patera brings a chair into the ring and tries to crown Nikita with it. Instead, Nikita blocks it and sends Patera scurrying. Obviously, Patera had NO business being in a wrestling ring in 1990.

Match 2: “Cowboy” Bob Orton (w/ John Tolos) versus Robbie Allen


Rating: *½

Summary: Showcase match for Orton.

Trailer for The Rookie starring Clint Eastwood and Charlie Sheen airs. CompuServe offers Abrams some money by playing their commercial. For those unaware, this movie debuted well before Sheen was “winning.”

SportsChannel offers us Notre Dame basketball as they face Indiana on Wednesday. Unfortunately, they lost 70-67.

Don’t miss NHL Hockey on SportsChannel as the LA Kings face the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. The game ended in a tie at 4 apiece.

“Dr. Death” Steve Williams is ecstatic about the UWF coming to New York City.

Match 3: The “Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko versus the Bulldozer


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Zbyszko.

Promo for Bruno’s book airs.

Match 4: B. Brian Blair (w/ Honey) versus the Grappler


Rating: ½*

Summary: Showcase match for Blair.

After the match, Honey tries to fend off Tolos with her cattle prod, but Orton flies off the top turnbuckle and lands an axe handle to Blair. To add insult to injury, Orton headbutts Honey. How dastardly! Blair chases Orton and Tolos from the ring before checking on Honey.

Get your tickets now for the UWF in Reseda on 12/6.

Be sure to hit Gold’s Gym and work out with all the latest celebrities. At least that’s what their ad suggests.

Promo for “Ask the Wrestlers” airs.

Call 1-900-HOT-AUTO to buy a stolen, er, I mean, appropriated vehicle.

CAPTAIN LOU’S CORNER: Albano interviews Orton with Tolos. While Orton boasts about his decimation of Honey, Tolos refers to her as a “tarantula.” He continues by saying “feminicity went into the garbage can.” Not only did he create a new word but also acted profouudly misogynistic.

In case you forgot, call 1-900-HOT-AUTO.

Mobil One wants you to live the good life. Perhaps if they offered stock with each purchase…

Get the new RCA camcorder NOW! For the youngins in the audience, actual handheld cameras existed before they put one in your iPhone.

Don’t miss the New Jersey Nets when they’re on SportsChannel or Sam Bowie will come over to tell you his version of why he was drafted before Michael Jordan.

We then revisit the 11/12 episode when Orton refused to leave the ring prior to a Blair-Spicolli match. Afterward, we see the replay of the headbutt that crossed the line. Blair offers Orton a one-way trip to the “hornet’s nest.”

Match 5: The Viking versus Stephan DeLeon


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Viking. At least some of the Reseda faithful cared about him this week.

After the match, Viking drops another elbow before exiting the ring. Who is he, Dusty Rhodes?

Surprise! Andre the Giant wants to challenge everyone in the UWF.

Promo airs for UWF merchandise. Get yours today!

Promo #2 for “Ask the Wrestlers” airs. I want to ask Spivey how much Abrams didn’t pay him for his work in October.

Zbyszko cuts a promo on David as only he can.

We then revisit the 11/5 episode when Cactus used a foreign object on Strongbow, but David ran in before Cactus could pin Strongbow. Armstrong joined the fray, but Strongbow got the best of him. At least this makes up for being omitted originally from the episode.

Match 6: Cactus Jack & Jack Armstrong versus “Chief” Jay Strongbow & David Sammartino


Rating: *

Summary: Since the Reseda faithful only gave a shit about Cactus, the tag formula BOMBED big time. On the other hand, the Zbyszko involvement led to a solid conclusion as well as nefarious end to Strongbow.

After the match, Strongbow grabs the microphone and vows revenge against Cactus and Armstrong. David gets his turn and cuts a promo on Zbyszko.

Ad for the NYNEX yellow pages airs.

Next, the Family History Center at Ellis Island wants you to hire them to locate your ancestry.

Watch your fair share of college basketball on SportsChannel!

Zbyszko touts his accomplishment of retiring Bruno and wants to do the same to David in New York City.

Afterward, Orton and Tolos run down Blair and Honey. We then revisit the infamous headbutt to end this week’s episode.

Conclusion: With a conclusive main event and a solid angle, this might be the best UWF episode yet. With Abrams’ track record of non-payment, I wonder if either the Zbyszko-David or Orton-Blair storylines will advance.

Next week, who knows? They didn’t tell us.

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for UWF 12-03-90!

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