Old School Review: This Tuesday in Texas
For the next edition of the OSR Review, we go back to 1991 when WWE aired it’s second PPV event in six days with the main man in the WWE seeking revenge for his loss six days earlier at Survivor Series. I have heard numerous things about this event, but I have never seen it in it’s entirety so here I go with the next OSR Review of This Tuesday in Texas!
We are introduced to an opening package with The Undertaker and Paul Bearer talking to Gene Okerlund, and how Hulkamania will be dying that evening following the events of Survivor Series 1991. Quite a spooky opening package, which shows the mysterious surrounding of the early Undertaker character but also how effective it was. The package ends with a series of Undertaker theme gongs before we head to the arena with our announcers for the evening, Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan, who talk about the forthcoming rematch between The Undertaker and Hulk Hogan, plus the return of Randy Savage to the ring for the first time since WrestleMania VIII before we head to the ring for the first match of the evening.
Intercontinental Championship: Bret Hart (c) vs. Skinner
Bret makes his way to the ring, whilst Skinner is already in the ring. The match begins with a series of traditional wrestling holds from Bret, who is dominating Skinner before Skinner eventually mounts a comeback and these two have a very technical match with one another, before Bret is able to successfully able to retain the Intercontinental Championship in a decent effort for the opening match.
Match Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0 Stars
We go backstage to Sean Mooney with Jake Roberts who is talking about how everything is Savage’s fault but also berates Jack Tunney for banning the snake from being at ringside before we then go to Gene Okerlund with a very incoherent Randy Savage and Elizabeth who talks about defeating Roberts in the forthcoming match, but in all honesty I am having extreme difficulty understanding a word Savage is saying before we return to the arena for the next match.
Jake Roberts vs. Randy Savage
Roberts makes his way to the ring first, but is quickly attacked by Savage on his way out. This sees Savage dominate Roberts for the first few minutes in the match, with a great level of intensity displayed by Savage before a mistake with Savage and the referee allows Roberts to make a comeback and throw him outside the ring. After a very short match, Savage is able to pick up the win but he is soon attacked by Roberts after the match, at which point he goes to bring a Cobra out to attack Savage to which Miss Elizabeth appears begging Roberts to stop what he is doing. He soon nails him with another DDT, whilst Elizabeth and the referee scream at him to leave but to no avail, eventually punching Elizabeth in the face to which Jack Tunney appears ordering Roberts away from the arena. Referees and officials then assist Savage to the locker room. The match was a bit of a washout, but the story and intensity told before and aftermath was incredible, if not slightly uncomfortable but great story telling.
Match Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0 Stars
We go backstage to Gene Okerlund, who is talking to Roberts about what has just happened, and how good it felt with what he just did to Elizabeth, he displays a great level of intensity here before Gene refuses to interview him anymore before we return to the arena for the next match.
The Warlord (w/ Harvey Wippleman) vs. The British Bulldog
In all the pandemonium, Warlord appears in the ring just before Bulldog makes his way out to an incredible reaction. The Warlord seems to dominate Bulldog for pretty much all of the match, with him using his power to keep him down until Bulldog is eventually about to use his own power and athleticism to bring down The Warlord and pin him following a crucifix in an instantly forgettable match, where Bulldog deserved so much better. A prime example of a big man match, which didn’t work and was just plain boring.
Match Rating: 1.5 out of 5.0 Stars
We go backstage to Sean Mooney with Randy Savage who is absolutely livid about what Jake has just done to Elizabeth, but also blames himself for what happened but vows revenge on Roberts and he hasn’t seen anything yet. Again, another very intense promo from Savage, but difficult to understand again we return to the arena for the next match of the evening.