This is the Heel Heat Review of WWF SummerSlam 1990. This was the first WWF tape I ever ordered too.
-Crowd seems pumped up. Announce crew is Roddy Piper and Vince McMahon? Interesting dynamic there.
-The Rockers vs. Power & Glory:
Crowd into the Rockers. Power & Glory jump the Rockers before the match. Hercules nails Michaels in the knee with his chain. Starts with Roma and Jannetty. Roma beating up on Jannetty. Series of hop tossing both of the heels. Jannetty dropkicks both of them. Jannetty fighting them off by himself until Power & Glory takes advantage. Lots of double teaming by Power & Glory and distracting by Slick. Roma beating up on Jannetty as Hercules kicks Michaels' knee as he finally is on the apron. Another cheapshot to the knee of Michaels by Roma. Gorilla Press Slam by Hercules. Lots of tags by Power & Glory. Backbreaker by Roma. Power Slam and Savate Kick by Jannetty. Top rope punch by Jannetty. Crowd really into Jannetty. Nice clothesline from the outside by Hercules. Double press drop by Power & Glory. Lariat by Hercules. PowerPlex by Power & Glory wins it. Post-match they attack Michaels' knee as Jannetty covers his leg. Stretcher out for Michaels. Probably one of the best handicap matches of all time.
-Sean Mooney with Mr. Perfect and Bobby Heenan. Perfect says he is absolutely perfect, he has few challengers, and he is perfect in every way. Heenan says Tornado has his head in the clouds so he doesn't have his feet on the ground, you can spot a tornado a mile away, and all they're good for is kicking up some duse and throwing around some mobile homes. They both say nobody can beat Mr. Perfect.
-Intercontinental Championship, Mr. Perfect vs. Kerry Von Erich:
Backstage with Mean Gene and Texas Tornado. Kerry says he will destroy everything in his path, says tornadoes are powerful and devastating, and says he will be taking the title belt with him. Crowd into Kerry. Loud "Weasel" chants. Kerry throws Perfect across the ring. Arm Drag by Perfect. Hip Toss by Perfect. Hip Toss, Body Slam, and Clothesline to the outside by Kerry. Back and forth now. Rolling neck snap by Perfect. Sleeper Hold by Perfect. Perfect in control. Perfect talking trash. Slingshot suplex and Perfect hits the post. Iron Claw and Tornado Punch wins it for Kerry. Crowd erupts. This was really good. Solid match from these two.
-Backstage Mean Gene with since Sapphire doesn't show up. Heenan says there's no justice, bad officiating, Tornado broke all the rules, and is totally irate. Perfect says no one beats Mr. Perfect and says he will be back to get his belt. Heenan says the officiating was horrible. Perfect says he'll be back and will have what is rightfully his returned. This was great.
-Sensational Sherri vs. Sapphire:
Sherri looks like a cat creature with that costume and facepaint. Sapphire's music plays but no Sapphire. This happens twice. Still no Sapphire. She now has 30 seconds to make it to the ring. Sherri counting down the final 10 seconds is great. Sherri wins via forfeit. Normally I would be against this but I think something else is going on.
-Mean Gene with Dusty Rhodes backstage. Dusty says he doesn't know where Sapphire is, says he's worried, and Jim Duggan doesn't know where she is either. Says he's concerned about the gifts she's been getting, goes over what she's gotten, and goes to find Sapphire. Guess I was right.
-The Warlord vs. Tito Santana:
Crowd into Tito. Warlord tosses Tito across the ring. Back and forth at the start. Three dropkicks by Tito. Body Slam by Warlord. Warlord misses an elbow drop. Power kickout sends Tito to the floor. Tito's back rammed into the ringpost. Lol at Slick taking off his shoe and sneaking over to Tito. Warlord in control. Comeback by Tito. Flying Forearm by Tito. Monkey Flip blocked by Warlord. Powerslam by Warlord wins it. Okay, not horrible.
-Mooney with Demolition. They start speculating about who will be in the match. Ax says they're out to demolish the Hart Foundation and Smash says just like everyone. Crush calls them second rate imposters and Smash says they're going to beat them up.
-WWF Tag Team Championship, Demolition vs. Hart Foundation:
This is a two out of three falls match. Crush and Smash in the match. Gene with Harts. They don't care who they're in the ring with and Bret says they're going to make flatliners out of Demolition and Neidhart says they're going to give them a Hart Attack. Starts with Smash and Bret. Double elbow by the Harts. Harts in control. Quick tags by the Harts. Slam by Crush. Crush misses a knee drop. Body Slam by Crush. Cheapshot kick by Crush to Neidhart. Clothesline by Neidhart. Lots of quick tags. Clothesline and dropkick by Bret. Punches and leaping tackle by Bret. Atomic Drop by Bret. Demolition rammed into each other. Russian leg sweep by Bret. Neidhart thrown into the barricade by Crush. Backbreaker and middle rope elbow by Bret. Demolition Decapitation wins the first fall for Demolition. Clothesline by Crush. Demolition in control of Bret. Falling clothesline by Bret. Hot tag to Neidhart. Neidhart on fire. Double awehandle by Neidhart. Power slam by Neidhart. Hart Attack to Smash. Crush leaps into the ref to stop the count and Demolition is disqualified. Harts win the second fall. Crush clotheslines Bret to the floor in an ambush at the start off the fall. Hart down on the floor. Ax runs down and hides under the ring. Sunset Flip by Bret. Shoulder block by Neidhart and then he slams Bret onto Smash. Smash knocked out to the floor and switches with Ax. Ax beating up on Bret. Clothesline by Ax. Russian Leg Sweep by Ax. Never seen him do that before. Demolition in control of Bret. Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker by Crush. Turns into a brawl. On the floor Ax and Smash beat up on Bret. Ax and Smash switch again. Top rope clothesline by Smash. Legion of Doom out now. Animal pulls Ax out from under the ring and trips up Smash as he's on the top rope. Bret rolls up Crush to win it. Crowd erupts.
-Backstage Mean Gene with Legion of Doom. Animal says Demolition ignored their challenges and now he hopes they're mad. Hawk says they're the big men here now. Harts walk in. Neidhart says they will take on anybody. Bret says they will take on anybody anytime anywhere. Neidhart says against all odds. Hawks says they have no woes to drink away, Demolition does.
-Mooney outside of Demolition's locker room. There's loud yelling inside about Legion of Doom for costing them the titles and there's things being thrown into the door.
-Mean Gene with Sherri. Sherri says she is victorious, says she's so good she scared Sapphire away, and has heard a few rumors a few minutes ago. Says it's too good to be true and says Sapphire is missing but not a person.
-Mean Gene goes over the remaining matches on the show.
-Mean Gene with Big Boss Man. Says he will uphold the law, not afraid of snakes or anything from a sewer, and he will make sure justice prevails.
-Mooney with Duggan and Nikolai Volkoff. Duggan says he is proud to have Nikolai as a tag team partner. Nikolai says he's proud to be an American and calls them American Express.
-Mean Gene with Earthquake and Dino Bravo. Quake says it's going to be a disaster here at SummerSlam and says Hulkamania was dead. Asks where Tugboat is and says he put him out just like he did to Hulk. Says there will be two stretchers, one for Hulk and one for Boss Man. Bravo says he will take of whoever is out there. Jimmy Hart says there will be 2 stretchers leaving the ring at the same time. Quake says to get the ambulances lined up and Hulkamania will crumble once and for all.
-Mooney with Jake Roberts. Jake says he has a lot in common with Damian and is not afraid of rats. Says Damian is hungryand asks how hungry is Brown. Says it's going to come hunger and that's what seperates a man like him from a mouse like Bad News.
-Jake Roberts vs. Bad News Brown:
Special ref for this is Boss Man. Crowd booing Bad News. Crowd loves Jake. Crowd into Boss Man too. Brown ambush at the start. Brown escapes an early DDT attempt. Brown in control. Body Slam by Brown. Leg Drop by Brown. Jake goes for the DDT but again Brown escapes to the floor. Brown nails Jake in the midsection with a chair. Boss Man makes Brown get in but immediately Brown sneaks back out and throws Jake inside. Brown still in control. Clothesline by Brown. Comeback by Jake. Short clothesline by Jake. Brown backdrop counter to the DDT. Brown uses the chair again and gets disqualified. Brown grabs the snake bag and goes to leg drop it but Boss Man pulls it out of the way. Brown ambushes Boss Man. Jake grabs Damian and scares off Brown to save Boss Man. Brown quickly heads to the back.
-Mean Gene with Demolition. Ax says Harts cheated. Smash says Harts didn't play fair. Crush says they're coming for their belts. Ax says LOD is going to be uglier when they get at them. Smash says they're going to have a dark, bleak, and hopeless future. Ax says they're going to demolish them. Smash says Hawk will be hawking things in the stands. Crush says they'll neuter Animal once and for all.
-Brother Love Show. Says the people are soft and weak is the man to tell them what to do. His guest is Drill Sgt. Slaughter. Slaugther says he's only here for two reasons, first is to give out an award and found America had become weak and soft. Says it's the Sgt. Slaughter Great American Award and gives it to Love since he's the greatest American he knows. Love then makes some derogatory comments about Nikolai Volkoff. Slaughter says he's decalring war on Volkoff, says America is too chicken too declare war, and says he's not afraid. Says Volkoff will be weak and soft just like America. Says Gen. Saddam Hussein would kick our boys' butts just like he will kick Volkoff's butt. GREAT heel promo.
-Mooney with Mr. Fuji and the Orient Express. Fuji says Duggan has one cross eye and they will hit him so hard he will have two cross eyes. Says they will kick Voljoff so hard he will have a red spot on his forehead, lol. Funny.
-Mean Gene tracks Sapphire to a locker room and can't go in after her.
-Orient Express vs. Jim Duggan and Nikolai Volkoff:
Crowd into Duggan and Volkoff. Duggan and Volkoff sing 'God Bless America.' It's horrible though Volkoff sounds like Pavarati. Ambush by the Orient Express. Double atomic drops by Duggan and Volkoff. They clear the ring. Starts with Tanaka and Volkoff. Volkoff is too powerful. Cheap shot chop off the top by Sato. Double team by Orient Express. Express in control. Nice back kick by Tanaka. Tanaka misses a splash. Duggan on fire. Double clothesline by Duggan. Express getting beat up. Clotheslines by Duggan. Express rammed together. Three point clothesline by Duggan wins it. Short match.
-Mean Gene with Dusty trying to get into where Sapphire is. Dusty says he hasn't seen her like this and needs her. Says something is going on and he's coming back when his match is over.
-Dusty Rhodes vs. Randy Savage:
Dusty out alone. Mooney backstage with Savage and Sherri. Savage says the rumors must be true and says she doesn't want to be a commoner the rest of his life. Says the squared circle is where he will leave Dusty to rest. Dusty seems preoccupied. Savage carried out on his throne by his servants. On the in-arena interview area Ted DiBiase shows up and says everyone has a price including Dusty and unveils his latest purchase...Sapphire. Cue evil cackling by DiBiase as Dusty is freaking out in the ring and yelling 'No.' DiBiase has her show him that the bag is full of money, asks who Dusty thought bought all of these things for her, and tells Dusty to not be upset she didn't do anything that any of them wouldn't do and says everyone has a price. Asks what Dusty is going to do about it. Dusty goes out of the ring after DiBiase and Savage ambushes him. Top rope double axehandle by Savage. Choking by Sherri. Choking with the boot by Savage. That's skill wrestling. More choking by Sherri. Elbow to the throat by Savage. Comeback by Dusty. Dropkick by Dusty sends Savage to the floor. Savage hides behind Sherri. Sherri hands Savage her bag as the ref and Dusty are arguing. Sherri in the ring and Dusty has her. Savage nails him from behind with the purse. Savage wins a short match. Crowd loves it. Mooney backstage and finds DiBiase's limo is backstage. DiBiase says nothing his money can't by and cackles. DiBiase, Virgil, and Sapphire leave in the limo as Dusty arrives as they speed off leaving Dusty is screaming for Sapphire to come back. GREAT angle.
-Hulk Hogan vs. Earthquake:
Loud boos for Quake and Dino. Mean Gene with Hulk and Boss Man. Hulk says he remembers the tears from the little Hulksters and remembers Tugboat. Says he remembers what they did to Tugboat and he dedicates this match to Tugboat as well as he has Boss Man as his back up. Boss Man says the only rights that Hart, Quake, and Dino have is to be beaten up by them. Hulk says they will chop down Quake and Dino. Crowd erupts for Hulk and Boss Man. Neither man can move the other at the start. Quaks shoves down Hulk twice. Shoulderblock by Quake causes Hulk to regroup. Quake in control. Comeback by Hulk. Hulk punches Hart and Dino. Quake finally goes down. Everyone fighting on the floor. Now all four in the ring. Double boots by Boss Man and Hulk to Quake and Dino. Double body slam by Dino and Quake to Hulk. Elbow drop by Quake. Top rope double axehandle by Quake. WOW. Quake in control. Boston Crab by Quake. Bodyslam by Dino to Hulk on the floor. Quake misses an elbow drop. Hulk tries to slam Quake but can't do it. Bear Hug by Quake. Powerslam by Quake. Two Earthquake Drops by Quake to Hulk. Hulk hulks up now. Crowd erupts. Three punch and big boot by Hulk. Body Slam and Atomic Leg Drop by Hulk. Hart in the ring. Hulk Gorilla Presses Hart into Quake. Boss Man throws Bravo to the floor. Fight on the floor. Hart nails Quake with the megaphone. Hulk slams Quake on a table. Hulk wins via countout. Crowd erupts. Quake and Dino ambush Hulk. Boss Man nails them both with a chair. It takes three shots with it to make Quake let go of Hulk. Boss Man gets out the nightstick and the heels finally leave. Hulk posing for the fans.
-Mooney with Heenan and Rick Rude. Rude says art will immitate life like Rocky, says he knows about cage matches unlike Warrior, and he will take his place as champion. Heenan says Rude beat him before and will do it again and there will be no sequels. Rude says there will be no rematch.
-Mean Gene with Dusty. Dusty says wrestling is built on emotion and vows to get even.
-Lord Alfred Hayes is at ringside as they are setting up the cage for the main event.
-Mean Gene with Hulk. Says he beat the Quake and should be right back where he belongs as #1 contender. Says Hulkamania will last forever and will ride a title wave to the top when he goes surfing.
-Mooney with Quake, Bravo, and Jimmy Hart. Quake says the war has just begun, says he's coming for Hulk and Boss Man, and he will have revenge on both of them. Says he isn't running from Hulk. HUGE welps on Quake's back. Says whatever Hulk did work tonight and says Hulk wont walk out next time. Hart says for Hulk to get earthquake insurance. Dino says no one can stop Quake.
-Mean Gene with Ultimate Warrior. Warrior makes a liberty bell joke. It's actually funny, lol. Warrior rambles about his right to be champion, isn't afraid of Rude, rambles about the Warriors, they don't fear the unknown, has an Ultimate Nation, and has lifeblood of the Warrior.
-Steel Cage Match for WWF World Championship, Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude:
Boos for Rude. Rude wants all the fat, out of shape Pennsylvania pissants to keep the noise down as he takes his robe off. Warrior comes out like a maniac and shakes the cage. Starts off with a fight on the cage Warrior wins. Top rope double axehandle by Warrior. Rude rammed into the cage three times. Warrior misses a crpssbody and lands into the side of the cage. Rude tries to climb out but Warrior stops his escape. Top rope forearm by Rude. Warrior rammed into the cage. Warrior rammed into the cage again. Warrior's face raked against the side of the cage. Rude Awakening blocked by Warrior. Rude gets the knees up when Warrior goes for the big splash. Rude Awakening by Rude. Double axehandle off the top of the cage by Rude. He goes for it a second time but Warrior punches him in the stomach. Heenan slams the door of the cage into Warrior's face. Both men crack heads. Both men are down. Warrior grabs Rude's leg and trunks as he tries to escape. Heenan pulled into the cage and Warrior punches him. Warrior on the rampage. Gorilla Press Slam by Warrior. Warrior escapes the cage to win it. Warrior celebrates with the belt on top of the cage. Overall not too bad.
-Overall this show was pretty good especially the Tag Title match, the Intercontinental Title match, and the opener with Jannetty fighting two guys. Fun show to watch.