We’re picking up right where we left off with Crush kicking the show off with a match against Phil Apollo. Crush’s ring attire is much less bright than it was and he’s now sporting face paint. He does look a lot cooler, but he kind of negates it by doing a bunch of really lame looking spin kicks. One thing he does have going for him is that his finishing move where he just squeezes his opponent’s head actually fits his heel persona much better. What kind of a good guy would try to make orange juice from another dude’s head? Crush wins the match, but is met with chants for the Macho Man. Hopefully he heals up soon and can get back in the commentary booth.
The next matchup is the 1-2-3 Kid VS Marty Jannetty. This is the kind of booking that needs to happen more often. I legitimately don’t know who would win here. Another thing that sets this apart is how methodical and technical it is before it ramps up. Their ringwork draws you in and helps you get invested. Midway through the match, Johnny Polo comes out to stand by ringside and be a nuisance to both men. In between Johnny interfering with both men, Marty Jannetty hits the Kid with two suplexes in a row, but his third is countered by the Kid who returns the favor with a northern lights suplex for a near pin. After the kick out, Jannetty gets thrown out of the ring by the Kid who then charges after him, diving through the ropes with the intention of tackling Jannetty. At the last second though, Johnny Polo shoves Jannetty out of the way and into the ring post, knocking him for a loop and causing the 1-2-3 Kid to miss his mark and get knocked out as well. Both men end up getting counted out, but once they come to, they gang up on the cackling Johnny Polo and simultaneously deliver two big super kicks to his face. The crowd loves it, which is good because the 1-2-3 Kid and Marty Jannetty will be teaming up for the upcoming Survivor Series.
At this point we’re overdue for a long winded promo, so cue Jeff Jarrett. He’s cutting essentially the same promo from the week before, but this time he’s in front of a different building so I guess that’s just supposed to be good enough. I don’t think they’ve even told us when he’s supposed to premiere on the program. Regardless, I’d still rather see these than pretty much anything with Lex Luger.
Speaking of which, the next match features one of Lex’s rivals Ludvig Borga VS Mike Bucci. In between whooping his opponent, Ludvig finds time to taunt the crowd throughout the match. After winning via a back breaker, Ludvig gives an impromptu interview with Bobby Heenan where we find out that he’ll be facing off against Tatanka at WWF Superstars later in the week. To this point they’re both undefeated, so for one man, that streak will end. Spoiler alert: the foreigner always loses. Better luck next time, Ludvig.