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UWF Fury Hour: The Lost Episode

Taped from New York, NY

Airdate: April 1, 1991 (taped 03/10/91)

Attendance: 400

Hosted by Craig DeGeorge and Bruno Sammartino

How will Bigelow do in his UWF debut against the wily veteran Orton? See Williams, Afa, and the Power Twins as they showcase their talents for Abrams. Dare to enter the lost episode!

Why is it lost? What happened to it? Technically, I’m not sure. According to Jonathan Plombon, it was missing from the archives. This episode occurred on April 1, 1991—the same day that Duke beat Kansas for the NCAA national championship. We all hate Christian Laettner for it.

Let’s just hope Dr. Jack Shepard and his crew aren’t involved here.

Thankfully, no, because Abrams’ cocaine use hadn’t gotten THAT bad as of this taping.

Opening montage.

Match 1: “Dr. Death” Steve Williams versus Captain Badd


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Williams.

Match 2: Afa versus Carmine Albano


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Afa.

CAPTAIN LOU’S CORNER: Albano interviews Orton who touts his manager Tolos and calls “sour grapes” on Albano.

The Power Twins cut a promo.

Match 3: The Power Twins (w/o Rick Golden) versus Tom Brandi & Chris Michaels


Rating: **

Summary: Showcase match for the Power Twins whose teamwork is uncanny, but they look like they sell hot dogs at Shea Stadium.

ASK THE WRESTLERS: An open letter to the UWF:

Herb Abrams answers.

Match 4: “Cowboy” Bob Orton (w/ John Tolos) versus Bam Bam Bigelow


Rating: **

Summary: With the high amount of stalling, it was obvious that the wrestlers were building to this unfavorable finish. Since Orton was a tag wrestler, a victory by Bigelow would have built him up greatly for the TV title tournament.

After the match, Orton nails Bigelow down near Battery Park but an Orton head butt hurts him more than Bigelow.

Conclusion: Typical UWF main event with a non-finish. Seeing Williams, Afa, and the Power Twins showcased makes his episode much better than the entire effort in Ft. Lauderdale. Watch this episode at your own risk.

Twice may be a bit much however.

Next week, we head to North Dakota!

TV Rating: NONE

Stay tuned for UWF: Rampage ’93!

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