- It's the funky opening with the Ultimate Warrior shooting lazers from his eyes in what looks like a field of electricity (or maybe destrucity). Vince McMahon opens the show, talking about the "shocking" moments from the Royal Rumble this past saturday, when Sgt. Slaughter won the WWF Championship. Roddy Piper wanders into view of the camera and rambles incoherent nonsense.
- Courtesy of Coliseum Video (Available February 28th), Randy Savage declared that he is the #1 Contender, and doesn't care who wins the match, but alleges Slaughter said he would give Savage a title shot if he were to win. Jump ahead to a special podium interview, with the Queen Sherri calling out Warrior, decked out in a red, white, and blue color scheme. Sherri calls out Warrior for a title shot for the Macho King, reducing herself to levels a little questionable for the children market at the time. Sherri ends up on her knees, but all she gets is Warrior loogie, and a negative proclamation not seen since Hogan refused Dibiase's offer to buy the WWF Title. Yeah, cause that worked out so well for him, too, right? Savage goes nuts backstage and sprints for the ring, but Warrior is long gone. I've never seen someone run like that. How much coffee did he drink that afternoon?!
Later in the night, the Warrior is defending the title against Sgt. Slaughter. Warrior was his usual house of fire, manhandling the challenger, and desecrating the Iraqi flag just as bad as Hulk Hogan would end up doing at WrestleMania VII. Things would take a turn for the worse, as constant interference from the enraged Randy Savage prevented Warrior from obtainining victory. Late in the contest, it was a powerful blast across the head with the royal septor that brought an end the reign of WWF champion for the Ultimate Warrior. I remember as a kid being pretty bummed, but I was more of a Hogan fan, and once Hogan won the Rumble... well, nothing was announced, but he did end up getting the title shot, and that made me happy.
- Time for the Event Center, with Sean Mooney, who calls the Mountie "Dudley Do Right From Hell." The Hart Foundation are the reigning WWF Tag Team Champions, but this is one of those generic promos that doesn't single out a specific opponent, and is just self-hype. Next up, it's the Barbarian and Bobby Heenan... and I swear, I never can get over how hilarious it is when Barbarian talks. Another generic promo. Who got it worse... Barbarian and the furry undies, or the Warlord and his phantom of the opera mask?
- Sean Mooney is back with more from the WWF Event Center. First, we've got The Undertaker, with his manager, Brother Love. Yeah, that was definiely a strange combination. When I think Undertaker, the first thing that I think of is "why wasn't Brother Love his manager longer?" Undertaker had no program yet, but these promos are all generic, non-threatening ones. Hey, it's Tugboat, and he goes Toot-Toot! Funny, Tugboat actually cuts a promo on the Undertaker! Tugboat was the first guy fed to the Undertaker on a daily basis, working house shows, so it makes sense, I guess.
- Coutesy of Coliseum Home Video, a bunch of fans give shout outs to the troops over in the middle east. Clips of Hulk Hogan celebrating winning the Royal Rumble Match. He's got a flag and he knows how to use it! No clip of him holding up the "Peace in the Middle East" sign? Post-Royal Rumble Interview with Mean Gene Okerlund. Hogan gets all patriotic, saying the United States military is what gave him the motivation to win the match. At least he's not name dropping Saddam and flubbing his lines, like he did in the interview before the match. Oh wait, he just did mention him, but didn't forget his name at least.
- We go back to the Event Center for one last time today. Earthquake and Jimmy Hart are standing by, and they don't care who wants to get in the way of Earthquake, wether it's Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, or... Mr. Perfect? That was odd. The Bushwhackers are still hanging around, and come on, these guys are just terrible. Are you a Bushwhacker-Roo? Tell your mudda'! Yay!
- We hype, THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, Hacksaw Jim Duggan challenging Sgt. Slaughter for the WWF Championship on the Main Event, exclusively seen on NBC. Jim Duggan is standing by with comments, hugging an American flag, and I hear "Middle East" (or Persian Gulf) for about the 89th time in the broadcast. Next week on Superstars, WWF Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect defends against the Texas Tornado, and we get words from the former Champion.
Final Thoughts: Not a very good episode, but at the time, seeing roughly 10-minutes of stuff from the PPV, even if it was mostly non-matches, was a pretty rare site to see on the syndicated shows. Usually all you got was the photos and a narration. Outside of that, a pretty bland episode. The Mountie debuts, and that's only interesting for the fact he was identified as Jacques Rougeau in another life, but from there, it's just a few boring squashes and a few boring event centers. All this talk makes me want to see The Main Event, though.