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WWF Tuesday Night Titans

Recorded live on USA

August 2nd

Stamford Studios, CT

Brother Love: ‘I love you! But what I don’t love is frauds! And, though my next guest is a former WWF World Champion, he is nothing but a fraud. He is “Superstar” Billy Graham!’ Billy Graham limps onto the set, followed by his charge, Don Muraco. Brother Love: ‘”Superstar” Billy Graham, who do you think you are?’ “Superstar” Billy Graham: ‘I’m the original superstar of the World Wrestling Federation, brother!’ Brother Love: ‘I’m not talking about that. You call yourself Billy Graham. Well I don’t like frauds like you!’ “Superstar” Billy Graham: ‘Me? I am a religious man. I’d say you’re the fraud! But you’re not the only one. Because Dino Bravo claims he proved his strength by the deadlift he did. But it was not sanctioned.’ Don Muraco: ‘So I do challenge his status! And at SummerSlam, I’ll prove I’m stronger, when I beat him! Then they’ll not only call me The Rock, they’ll also have to call me the World’s Strongest Man!’

WWF All-American Wrestling

Recorded live on various stateside channels

Saturday, August 6th

On location

The Young Stallions win their match, and are, for the first time, accompanied by the Italian Stallion. Is this to counter the threat of interference from “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart and the Fabulous Moolah?

In Face to Face with “Mean” Gene Okerlund, the Hart Foundation (from a studio in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) tell WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition, with Master Fuji (from a studio in Brownsville, PA) why they can and will beat them for the titles.

The Powers of Pain, with The Baron, win their match.

On Update, Sean Mooney  confirms the updated SummerSlam card: Mega-Powers of Hulk Hogan and WWF World Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage, with Miss Elizabeth, against Bobby “The Brain” Heenan’s Andre the Giant and “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, with Virgil, and Big John Studd as special referee; Hart Foundation challenging Master Fuji’s Demolition for their WWF Tag Team Championship; Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake challenging WWF Intercontinental Champion The Honky Tonk Man, with “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart; Jake “The Snake” Roberts against “Ravishing” Rick Rude to determine a number one contender to the WWF Intercontinental Championship; Powers of Pain, with The Baron, face The Conquistadors to determine number one contenders to the WWF Tag Team Championship; The Ultimate Warrior against Haku, with Bobby “The Brain” Heenan; Don Muraco, with “Superstar” Billy Graham, facing Dino Bravo, with Frenchy Martin and Jos LeDuc; and just announced, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan faces Bobby “The Brain” Heenan’s Hercules; The Young Stallions, with The Italian Stallion in their corner, face the Fabulous Rougeaus, with the Fabulous Moolah and “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart. Mooney explains that he’s learned that despite the Rougeaus attack on the Stallions on Brother Love’s show last week, they haven’t been punished because the Stallions shouldn’t have been on the set – WWF President Jack Tunney wants their issues settled in competition at SummerSlam.

Junk Yard Dog defeats Bad News Brown by pinfall after dodging the Ghetto Blaster and hitting the Thump. However, Brown then attacks him after the bell, wrapping a power cable around his neck in an attempt to ‘put him on a leash,’ before officials finally stop the attack.

After the Fabulous Rougeaus win their match, “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart grabs the microphone from Mike McGuirk and tells the Fabulous Moolah that he has a surprise for her, before introducing Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Andre the Giant, and “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase (with Virgil). Hart: ‘You see, Moolah, I wanted to show my appreciation for offering your wisdom to my Fabulous Rougeaus. For making them – like you – truly Fabulous! And I have found a way for you to be part of SummerSlam in, no less, the main event! How great is that?’ Moolah (confused): ‘What are you talking about, Jimmy? The main event of SummerSlam is the Mega-Powers against these men here – Andre the Giant and “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase!’ Heenan: ‘Moolah, allow me to explain here. A few weeks ago, my man Andre here was cost a victory over WWF World Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage. And why? Because Miss Elizabeth kept getting involved, that’s why. Virgil, understandably, didn’t want to assault a lady – and I use the term loosely – by hitting Elizabeth.’ DiBiase: ‘Contrary to what these nickel-and-dime, penny-pinching peons think of me, I’m a fair employer, and I let Virgil hold on to his job, at least for the time being. What we need for that main event at SummerSlam is someone who can deal with Elizabeth, woman to woman, if you know what we mean. And Moolah, there’s a lot of moolah on offer for your involvement there.’ Moolah smiles: ‘I’ve made a career out of beating up other women!’ DiBiase: ‘Mwahahahahahaa! Exactly, Moolah. Exactly! So you do your job, and I will give you one hundred thousand dollars! Leave the rest to Andre, myself, and Virgil here. Mahahahahahahahahahahahaaaa!’ Moolah shakes their hands. Gorilla Monsoon: ‘So that’s what all those meeting were about between Hart and Heenan! They brokered a deal to deal with Miss Elizabeth!’ Jesse “The Body” Ventura: ‘That’s right, Gorilla! Now the odds are even at SummerSlam!’ Gorilla: ‘Even? They’ve got three people in their corner! Let’s just hope Big John Studd calls it down the line!’ Jesse: ‘Oh, Big John Studd who tried to slam Andre for money at the first ever WrestleMania? Trust me, the Mega-Bucks need all the help they can get. And it’s a good thing money can buy it, Monsoon!’

WWF Worldwide

Recorded live on various worldwide channels

Sunday, August 7th

On location

Nemo wins his match.

Haku, with Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, wins his match.

The Young Stallions, with The Italian Stallion, win their match.

WWF Tuesday Night Titans

Recorded live on USA

August 9th

Stamford Studios, CT

Brother Love: ‘I love you! But there is no love lost between Junk Yard Dog and my guest at this time, Bad News Brown!’ Bad News Brown walks onto the set, and grabs Brother Love’s wrist to speak into the microphone. Bad News Brown: ‘I don’t see why what I did last week is such a big deal. The Junk Yard Dog is a dog, so I beat him like a dog, and put him on a leash! And I did it because that’s all he is. A dog. Well I’m bad news to anyone who thinks they can come onto my turf like a junk yard dog!’ Junk Yard Dog walks to the set, confronting Bad News Brown with a collar and chain. Brother Love moves the mic to him. Junk Yard Dog: ‘I got some bad news for you right now, Brown. Because after what you did to me last week, I’m gonna do the same to you!’ Bad News Brown: ‘You ain’t doing nothing!’ They fight, hitting each other with the chain, to gasps from the crowd, until officials try to stop them!

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan (being interviewed by Vince McMahon and Lord Alfred Hayes): ‘Enough about the chains we just saw. What about the chains Hercules carries around? Well, I’m used to chains, too. And I’ll bring my toolbox with me when I go against him at SummerSlam! I got many tools of my trade I can use to beat him. And I’ll throw it all at at Hercules, tough guy! Hoooooo!’

A vignette shows the Big Boss Man, who is pulling One Man Gang from the back of a prison wagon. Big Boss Man: ‘Shut your hole! Or I’ll wrap my billy club around your neck! You’re my prisoner. You understand me, One Man Gang? You’re the Big Boss Man’s prisoner! You’re lucky I haven’t had you institutionalized. Yeah, you wanna go back to the insane asylum? I didn’t think so! No, I’m gonna take you with me to the World Wrestling Federation. Because Slick has already informed me of some of the lawbreakers there. You know what happens to people who break the Big Boss Man’s law, don’t you, One Man Gang? ‘Course you do. So I’m serving notice to all those who’ve already broken it. (Looks at the camera) You’re gonna serve hard time, punk!’

WWF All-American Wrestling

Recorded live on various stateside channels

Saturday, August 13th

On location

Hillbilly Jim wins his match.

In Face to Face with “Mean” Gene Okerlund, the Mega-Powers, Hulk Hogan and WWF World Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage, with Miss Elizabeth (from a studio in Hollywood, FL), argue with Andre the Giant, Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase, and the Fabulous Moolah (from a studio in Hyannis Port, MA)!

The Hart Foundation win their match.

On Update, Sean Mooney goes over the card for SummerSlam tomorrow night, with one addition: ‘This has just arrived on my desk, just signed by WWF President Jack Tunney: Junk Yard Dog faces Bad News Brown in a Dog Collar match. The rules? Both men are chained together on collars, and the first one to touch all four turnbuckles in succession is the winner. Obviously, this match has the potential to be brutal, and we can only assume the President’s office signed this match to end the brief but increasingly violent escalating feud between JYD and Bad News Brown!’

WWF Worldwide

Recorded live on various worldwide channels

Sunday, August 14th

On location

“Iron” Mike Sharpe wins his match.

The Conquistadors win their match.

Koko B. Ware wins his match.

At the end of the show, “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase goes to the ring. A fan hops the guardrail and tries to get to him but Virgil stops him, beating him up. Gorilla Monsoon (commentating): ‘This must be the most hated man in the World Wrestling Federation today!’ Jesse “The Body” Ventura: ‘They’re just jealous because they’re poor, and he’s rich!’ DiBiase takes the mic. ‘If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: everybody’s got a price! That’s why the Fabulous Moolah’s working for us at SummerSlam. That’s why I have Andre the Giant as my tag team partner! And that’s why you’re all booing me right now! But the fact remains: everybody’s got a price for the Million Dollar Man, including this show’s producer, Kevin Dunn, because I just bought myself some airtime. Now I know that WWF President Jack Tunney likes to think he’s incorruptible, and, so far, he is. But he still stole the belt from me earlier this year; it was supposed to be me as the champ! I put so much money into fulfilling my destiny, and he stole it from me! And now when my money buys me the best tag team partner I can get in Andre the Giant, Tunney brings in Big John Studd as a special referee! This is a man who has no officiating experience at all, and yet he’s been brought in as referee when he just also happens to be an old enemy of my tag team partner Andre the Giant. Well, if Tunney thinks he’s beat me again, he’s wrong! Because as you can see in Virgil’s hands, I’ve got my money with me, and I’m here to ask Big John Studd to the ring here now to accept a little gift I have for him! Come on, Studd, I know you’re back there!’ Big John Studd goes to the ring to a mixed reaction and stands opposite Virgil and DiBiase, who continues. ‘That’s right. Now I like to say everybody has a price, and sooner or later that’s proven to be true. Jack Tunney has tried to use you, Studd, to help things for those popular Mega Powers. Well, forget about your feud with my partner Andre the Giant, John, because that’s ancient history; more than three years ago, my friend. This weekend, it’s the start of a summer-time spectacular on Pay-Per-View; the WrestleMania of the summer! It’s another era in the World Wrestling Federation now. And it’s one you can still be part of. Because if you prove yourself to me in this match, you can be Andre’s partner in the future! With my money behind you both, and your colossal sizes, you’ll be unstoppable! As a homage to the economic nerve-centre of New York City, I’ll call you the Twin Towers! That’s right: The Twin Towers! The largest tag team in the entire history of this business! The Mega Powers will be destroyed! And then, after that, I’ll finally have the WWF World Championship. So, Virgil? Give John his money!’ Big John Studd goes over to Virgil, but instead of taking the money, he grabs him by the throat, and choke-slams him! “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase gets out of the ring, complaining! Then, though…Studd picks up the cash! DiBiase looks stunned, hesitates, then simply smiles, as the show ends! Has he bought the referee now too?

WWF SummerSlam ’88 “The Heat Is On!”

Live on Pay-Per-View!

Sunday evening, August 14th

Philadelphia Spectrum, PA

Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse “The Body” Ventura commentate.

The Powers of Pain, with The Baron, defeat The Conquistadors by pinfall in under five minutes when Barbarian pins Uno after The Gutshot.

“Mean” Gene Okerlund interviews Andre the Giant and “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, with Virgil, backstage. ‘They’re calling themselves Mega-Bucks – all about the money and power. And what two WWF competitors personify both money and power more than the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and Andre the Giant, teaming up tonight to take on the World Wrestling Federation’s Mega-Powers of Hulk Hogan and WWF World Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage.’ DiBiase: ‘It’s all about money and power, “Mean” Gene. We’ve got it, and yet the Mega-Powers go around the World Wrestling Federation as a dominant force. That’s why we’re here. To put an end to that.’ Andre: ‘Hulk Hogan? I beat him for the WWF World Championship, a title I forfeited to this man right here, my friend, Theodore. I was supposed to take the money and enjoy a cruise on a year off, a reward for all I’ve done here in the WWF; one Jack Tunney will never give me. And yet Tunney took the belt from him and made him fight to the bitter end with thirteen other men. Savage got the title that day. It’s wrong! And we’re going to right those wrongs. Nobody makes a fool out of Andre the Giant. Tunney doesn’t like me, that’s why he’s favouring Hogan and Savage at the top of the WWF! That’s why he’s made my old enemy Big John Studd special referee for tonight’s match! I fought Studd at the very first WrestleMania with $15,000 up for grabs!’ DiBiase: ‘That’s right Andre, but Studd knows only too well that there’s much more than $15,000 up for grabs for him tonight.’ Okerlund: ‘What? Are you suggesting he has indeed taken your money?’ DiBiase: ‘All I’m suggesting, “Mean” Gene, is that the balance of power in the World Wrestling Federation tonight shifts back to us! We’ve done it all in the WWF. What more do we need to do? How about tonight we beat the so-called Mega-Powers, humiliate them, and prove that although they might be favoured by the President’s office and everyone else at Titan Towers, the Mega-Powers don’t have the credibility, the Mega-Powers don’t have the status, the Mega-Powers don’t have the money, and the Mega-Powers don’t have the power. Tonight, we prove it once and for all! I got the best tag team partner that money can buy, Gene, and we’ve been on the same page since February, unlike the so-called Mega-Powers. They like to keep the gold in their camp, huh? Well we won’t be fighting over the gold. Because we have money and power! And we’re going to take apart the Mega-Powers tonight! Mwahahahahahahahahaa!’

Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake defeats The Honky Tonk Man, with “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, by pinfall in under ten minutes to capture the WWF Intercontinental Championship after Bruti’ reversed a Shake, Rattle & Roll with Goodnight Irene. The longest reign in WWF Intercontinental Championship history has ended! Sean Mooney reports from the crowd, where thousands celebrate.

The Ultimate Warrior defeats Haku, with Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, by pinfall in under five minutes after the Ultimate Slam. However, Heenan, who had climbed through the ropes at the pin attempt, gets grabbed by the Warrior, allowing Haku to attack him from behind and apply the Tongan Death Grip before pummelling him some more and parading around the ring. As they finally retreat up the aisle, Warrior recovers and chases after them, and they flee!

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan defeats Hercules by pinfall in mere minutes after the Hacksaw Hack, when Herc was clearly distracted by the fact Bobby “The Brain” Heenan wasn’t with him. Furious at the result, Hercules assaults the referee, and other officials when they arrive on the scene, swinging his chain, before finally leaving. Jesse “The Body” Ventura: ‘Wow, Hercules is going to get hit hard with fines from Jack Tunney’s office for this, Gorilla.’ Gorilla Monsoon: ‘Well he’s clearly frustrated and distracted by the absence of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, who’s supposed to be seconding him to the ring here tonight. I don’t know what’s happened; we’ll try and find out.’

Backstage, “Mean” Gene Okerlund reports from a medical room, where the Ultimate Warrior is too busy going into a rage to allow medics to examine him properly. ‘I want Haku and Heenan!’ he snorts, as medics follow after him and security attempt to stop him reaching his nemeses.

In a solid, fast-paced match lasting under fifteen minutes, the Fabulous Rougeaus, with Fabulous Moolah and “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, defeat the Young Stallions, with the Italian Stallion, by pinfall when Jacques pins Jim Powers, after the Italian Stallion’s interference backfires due to climbing into the ring to protest Moolah’s own incessant interference, distracting the referee, and allowing Moolah to hit a dropkick. Afterwards, the Young Stallions argue with Italian Stallion.

During the interval, Sean Mooney interviews fans in the crowd about what they’re enjoying most so far. The video for “WWF: Get It?” also airs.

Demolition, with Master Fuji, defeat the Hart Foundation by pinfall to retain the WWF Tag Team Championship in under fifteen minutes when Ax pins Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart after “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart runs to the ring and climbs onto the apron to argue with the Foundation, prompting the referee to try remove him, dropping his megaphone which is used as a weapon, ready for the Wrecking Ball. Bret “Hit Man” Hart runs after “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, grabbing his jacket – but the pipsqueak escapes from it, leaving Bret to rip it apart in the aisle. A departing Demolition advance on him, but Neidhart clotheslines them both from behind, before the Foundation head backstage.

Backstage, “Mean” Gene Okerlund interviews the Mega-Powers, Hulk Hogan and WWF World Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage, with Miss Elizabeth: ‘Mega-Powers, I’m sure you caught what the so-called Mega-Bucks had to say earlier. Are you concerned about their challenge, and do you trust special referee Big John Studd to call the match down the line?’ Hogan: ‘Well you know something, “Mean” Gene, Andre and DiBiase may feel like they’re owed something here in the WWF, but they’re not, dude. Andre only beat me because of a corrupt referee, and maybe that’s how he’s hoping to get his hand raised tonight, but it doesn’t matter. He submitted that title to DiBiase for money, and then complained when Jack Tunney held up the belt, the vacant title to be fought for and won by my man Randy here, as I was busy dealing with Andre. DiBiase had no right to hold that belt, brother, and even less right since Randy beat him fair and square in the middle of the ring at WrestleMania IV. I’m proud that we have this man as WWF World Champion, instead of cheating sleazebags like Andre the Giant and “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase!’ Savage: ‘Oooh yeah, Hogan, my man, you said it right! They think they’ve got the money and the power; but we are the Mega-Powers, and I got the gold, gold wrestlers like you and me and Pedro Morales and Bruno Sammartino and Bob Backlund and “Superstar” Billy Graham himself fought hard and fought fair to earn the right to hold, yea! It’s about prestige, a prestige that can’t be tarnished by those who think they have an inalienable right to rule. Well, the Mega-Powers rule the World Wrestling Federation! That’s the way it has to be, yea, because DiBiase, the man whose shoulders I pinned to the mat to take this title, may think he can buy a tag team partner, buy a referee, and even buy another woman to get involved, but it doesn’t matter! And you know why, “Mean” Gene? Because if you don’t feel it, if it doesn’t pump through your veins, then it’ll fail, no matter how much money you throw at it! Dig it?’ Okerlund: ‘You refer to them paying for the Fabulous Moolah’s services – is this going to be a factor? We’ve seen her get involved already tonight. That was no doubt designed to send a message to you. Miss Elizabeth, your concerns.’ Elizabeth: ‘I’m not concerned, “Mean” Gene. I have faith in the Mega-Powers and their ability to win fair and square and thwart any of the short-cut attempts the Mega-Bucks might have; it’s their only hope of winning. We don’t need that.’

Dino Bravo, with Frenchy Martin and Jos LeDuc, defeats Don Muraco, with “Superstar” Billy Graham, by pinfall with the Power-lift in under ten minutes, when Jos LeDuc assaults “Superstar” Billy Graham at ringside, distracting Don.

Backstage, “Mean” Gene Okerlund gets an interview with the Hart Foundation. Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart is still nursing his head after the megaphone shot. Bret “Hit Man” Hart: ‘You know “Mean” Gene, we’re sick of this! Jimmy Hart’s modus operandi tonight has been to get tag team matches won by interference-running and distractions, and he’s cost us our chance of regaining the WWF Tag Team Championship. And why? Because he can’t stand the thought of us being successful without him! We’re the Hart Foundation. We’re the ones who fought in that ring, who spilled blood and sweat to succeed, and though we were with him for a time, I don’t think he did a damn thing besides take a cut of our money! And that might be fine for the Rougeaus, but it’s not for us. We’re good enough to succeed by ourselves, without his ways, and we will regain the WWF Tag Team Championship, whether he likes it or not!’ Neidhart: ‘Demolition only won tonight because of Jimmy, and they have to consider that. We deserve those belts! And if Jimmy, (shouting) that little pipsqueak, thinks he can stop us just because we’re out on our own, then he’s gonna be disappointed! We’re gonna go through him and whatever he throws in our way to get back to the top, into contention, and challenge for those titles!’ Bret: ‘Calm down, Jim. Calm down! The fact is, Jimmy can try and rewrite history as much as he wants. He didn’t discover us. Neidhart here came up from Reno and joined the Dungeon in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and that’s where we teamed up. All Jimmy ever did was try to make money off us. We are the Hart Foundation. And this isn’t over yet.’ Okerlund: ‘Let’s go back to ringside!’

A bloodied Bad News Brown defeats Junk Yard Dog in a twenty-minute Dog Collar match, after both hit all four corners, but Brown hit him with the Ghetto Blaster to hit the fourth and take the win. Sean Mooney interviews Brown at ringside: ‘Bad News Brown, you just defeated the dog in his own kind of match!’ Brown: ‘That beer-bellied share-cropper should’ve known not to mess with me! I rule his junk yard now, but the only piece of tin I’m looking for is a WWF belt!’ Mooney: ‘You took quite a blow to the head with that chain at one point-‘ Brown (interrupting): ‘I’m not afraid to spill some blood to fight and to win! Let this be a message: bad news for all the other wrestlers in the WWF! Ain’t nobody gonna stop me on my winning streak! I’m going straight to the top! Now get outta my way.’

“Ravishing” Rick Rude, with Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, defeats Jake “The Snake” Roberts by pinfall in fifteen minutes, after countering a DDT attempt by lifting Jake and dropping him backwards, face-first into the top turnbuckle, then hitting the Rude Awakening for the pin. Afterwards, Heenan has Jake’s wife, Cheryl, enter the ring ‘for the second Rude Awakening of this evening; a very different kind of Rude Awakening’ – a kiss! However, when Rick closes his eyes, Cheryl instead slaps him, and Jake hits him with the DDT at last, before leaving with his wife as Bobby checks on his unconscious charge, a WWF Intercontinental Championship number one contender at that.

With Big John Studd as special referee, the Mega-Powers, with Miss Elizabeth, defeat Andre the Giant and “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, with Virgil and the Fabulous Moolah, by pinfall in just under fifteen minutes when Hulk Hogan pins “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase after Big John Studd responds to a shove from Andre by hitting him, sending him through the ropes to the outside, and Virgil grabs Elizabeth by the hair, only to have hair-spray sprayed into his eyes by Moolah, distracting DiBiase for the Running Wild running powerslam from Hogan and the Spider Strike elbow drop from the top turnbuckle from Savage. The Mega-Powers celebrate with Miss Elizabeth and the Fabulous Moolah afterwards!

WWF Tuesday Night Titans

Recorded live on USA

Tuesday, August 16th

Stamford Studios, CT

Brother Love: ‘I love you! And my guest at this time appreciates me and my segment here. He always gives a little, and I’d like to give something back, by introducing none other than the Sultan of Style, Slick!’ Slick walks onto the set. Brother Love: ‘Slick, it’s always good to see you. And I understand you just made a big deal?’ Slick: ‘That’s right, Brother Love! Because after I visited an old friend of mine in the correctional facility in Cobb County, Georgia, I found not one but two very impressive individuals. I’m sure you all remember One Man Gang, the dangerous individual who practically crippled my rival, “Superstar” Billy Graham! Well, he got parole and is now under the supervision of the Big Boss Man!’ The Big Boss Man walks to the set, pulling One Man Gang with him by a chain. Slick: ‘Take a look at these two men. Now do you think even the Mega Powers themselves can stop them? I doubt it! With these two men with me, I’m gonna destroy anyone who gets in my way towards the top of the World Wrestling Federation! I will be successful, Brother Love! Because, guess what, the laws have changed, brutha!’

The Iron Sheik and Ken Patera are invited as guests on the show at TNT studios, only to argue about who is the greatest Olympian! A scuffle ensues, and security rushes onto the set to separate them.

WWF All-American Wrestling

Recorded live on various stateside channels

Saturday, August 19th

On location

The Young Stallions, without Italian Stallion, win their match.

On Face to Face with Mean Gene Okerlund, the Fabulous Moolah (from a studio in Columbia, SC) explains to Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (from a studio in Beverly Hills, CA) that she ‘couldn’t stand to see another woman manhandled like that – especially when it’s a woman I have no problem with! I just so happen to keep a can of hairspray in my purse at all times, and didn’t need a million dollars in it, because the Fabulous Moolah has already made fabulous moolah through the years as the greatest ever WWF Women’s Champion! The “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase can keep his dirty cash!’

The Big Boss Man debuts with One Man Gang and Slick, winning his match before handcuffing and beating his fallen opponent with his billy club.

Hillbilly Jim wins his match.

WWF Worldwide

Recorded live on various worldwide channels

Sunday, August 20th

On location

“Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, with Virgil, wins his match.

The Hart Foundation win their match.

Tito Santana wins his match.

WWF Tuesday Night Titans

Recorded live

Tuesday, August 23rd

Stamford Studios, CT

The Iron Sheik is shown training for his comeback.

Brother Love: ‘I love you! And you ought to love me, too! But most of all, you ought to love the rightful champion of the world, and my guest at this time, “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase!’ The Multi-Millionaire, looking very angry, walks onto the set with Virgil. Brother Love: ‘Mister DiBiase, yet again you were robbed, this time at SummerSlam.’ DiBiase: ‘That’s right, Brother Love! It was Big John Studd’s fault. He took my cash and turned against me! You know what that is? That’s robbery. And he’s ruined his only chance of ever being a part of something special. But I still say I bought myself the best tag team partner money can buy. What I require is a tool of destruction. Which reminds me…Bobby?’ Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, of all people, walks onto the set, joining him. Brother Love: ‘Mister Heenan, good to have you here. But Mister DiBiase, what is your relationship with Bobby here now?’ DiBiase: ‘Bobby “The Brain” Heenan appreciates the power of the Almighty Dollar, don’t you, Bobby?’ Heenan: ‘You know I do. As an agent to numerous stars here in the World Wrestling Federation, I love my palatial home in Beverly Hills, and I love the lifestyle I’ve become accustomed to, something these humanoids can never relate to. But thanks to your money now, I can enjoy it more than ever!’ DiBiase: ‘So, is everything ready?’ Heenan: ‘As ready as can be. With the money we agreed, I release control of Hercules, and he becomes yours. Meanwhile, I know my Haku will now take the Ultimate Warrior’s number one contender’s spot to the WWF Intercontinental Championship!’ Brother Love: ‘Do you mean that you’ve been given money to release Hercules from your stable and give him to the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase?’ DiBiase (interrupting): ‘That’s right. Hercules now belongs to me! He will do exactly as I tell him. He will be my tool of destruction. Virgil can only do so much. To deal with a wrestler, you must be a wrestler! And now I have control of Hercules’s contract. Nobody will meddle in my business ever again! Mwahahaha-‘ Hercules storms onto the set! Hercules: ‘What’s going on here?!’ Heenan: ‘It’s nothing to do with me anymore, Hercules. It’s outta my hands. But the money isn’t! Hehe.’ Heenan walks away. Hercules: ‘Being without you is something I’m sure I can take, you weasel. But, unlike Virgil there, I’m no man’s slave. I won’t work for you, DiBiase!’ Offended, Virgil fumes. DiBiase: ‘I just bought you, Hercules!’ Hercules: ‘Shut up. And listen! I will not work for you!’ DiBiase: ‘But I think you will! Virgil?’ Virgil attacks Hercules, but is overcome, until attacked by DiBiase himself, who then leaves with Virgil. Officials rush to Hercules’ aid.

Ken Patera is shown training.

The Young Stallions explain to Vince McMahon and Lord Alfred Hayes that they’re going it alone again because they only brought in the Italian Stallion to watch Fabulous Moolah, and he essentially cost them their match. The Fabulous Moolah confronts them, only to apologise for her involvement, but adds that she felt it was a necessary measure to stay involved in the main event. Jim Powers forgives her, but Paul Roma isn’t so sure. Just then, WWF Women’s Champion Sensational Sherri interrupts Moolah anyway, and tells her she thinks it’s disgusting what Moolah did – not to the Young Stallions, but in the main event. She says she’s a friend of “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase. Moolah: ‘Well, you might want his money, honey, but I don’t need it!’ Sherri: ‘You have money, Moolah, but you don’t have this (tapping her belt)! I am the WWF Women’s Champion, I am the future of the women’s division here in the World Wrestling Federation, and you? You’re the past. Now if you’ll excuse me…don’t you have someplace else to be? A cemetery, maybe? Stallions, take Moolah out to pasture!’ The Young Stallions ignore her, walking off-set. Moolah: ‘You think I don’t have it anymore, huh? Well tell Iron Sheik and Ken Patera there’s another veteran in training! Because I can, and I will, take that title from you, Sherri! That is, if you’d ever be willing to defend it!’ Vince McMahon: ‘Well, that is true – the WWF Women’s Championship is the only title in the World Wrestling Federation where the titleholder can choose which challenges to accept before it reaches President Jack Tunney’s office. Sherri, what do you say? Will you give Moolah a chance to reclaim the title?’ Sherri: ‘I will! Tell Tunney to sign the match! But you’d better train hard, old lady! Because I’m the best in the world today!’

WWF All-American Wrestling

Recorded live on various stateside channels

Saturday, August 27th

On location

One Man Gang debuts with Big Boss Man and Slick, winning his match.

On Update, WWF President Jack Tunney says he will not punish Hercules for his actions at SummerSlam, instead allowing him to vent his frustration at Bobby “The Brain” Heenan by putting him in a match against Heenan’s Haku next week.

The Hart Foundation, Bret “Hit Man” Hart and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, attack Jos LeDuc, Frenchy Martin, and then Dino Bravo during his match before threatening the accompanying “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, and leaving. Dino Bravo wins by disqualification. Gorilla Monsoon: ‘Looks like the Hart Foundation are determined to make Jimmy’s life a misery!’ Jesse “The Body” Ventura: ‘They’re ambush artists, Monsoon! And they’re not the Hart Foundation any more!’

On Face to Face with “Mean” Gene Okerlund, the Powers of Pain, with the Baron (from a studio in West Germany), warn the WWF Tag Team Champions, Demolition, with Master Fuji (Brownsville, PA), that they’re ever closer to taking their belts!

The WWF Intercontinental Champion, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, wins a non-title match.

WWF Worldwide

Recorded live on various worldwide channels

Sunday, August 28th

On location

“Ravishing” Rick Rude, with Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, wins his match.

With bandaged ribs, Hercules wins his match.

Haku, with Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, wins his match.

WWF Tuesday Night Titans

Recorded live on USA

Tuesday, August 30th

Stamford Studios, CT

Nemo wins his match.

Vince McMahon and Lord Alfred Hayes look at the illustrious careers of Olympians Ken Patera and the Iron Sheik!

Brother Love: ‘I love you! But there’s no love lost between the Hart Foundation members Bret “Hit Man” Hart and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, and their founder – my guest – “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart!’ Jimmy walks onto the set. Brother Love: ‘Welcome, brother Jimmy. First of all, how are things going with the legal action against Bret “Hit Man” Hart and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart?’ Hart: ‘It will be a long and laborious legal battle, Brother Love! Luckily I have the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase helping me with the legal expenses. But in the meantime, if they think they can escape me in any way, whether it be legally or otherwise, they’re wrong! They’re never gonna be rid of me!’ Brother Love: ‘But it seems you’ll never be rid of them either, because just recently they attacked your charge, Dino Bravo!’ Hart: ‘Yeah! It’s easy for them to do it when they’ve got one of my boys outnumbered! Poor Frenchy Martin is in hospital, with Jos LeDuc guarding his bed. It’s terrible, Brother Love! Dino Bravo is someone important to me. I’ve let Frenchy Martin take on more and more responsibilities guiding his career, while also acting as an interpreter for me with French-speaking contacts in Canada, of which I have many, as you know. My Fabulous Rougeaus are still planning their relocation from Montreal to Memphis! But I’ll show all these fools here who the true professional is! This can all be settled in the ring, baby. I’m prepared to have my lawyers cut a deal, where if I see them defeated by my Fabulous Rougeaus, they have to give the Hart Foundation name back to me, and settle for being called something else – the Fart Foundation maybe! Ahahahaha! Let’s just see if they’re prepared to accept that challenge, should WWF President Jack Tunney sign the match! Because this has to end, one way or another! And it will!’

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