Hosted by "Mean" Gene Okerlund, along with co-host Lord Alfred Hayes. Tonight's guests include Jack Lanza, King Tonga, Johnny Valiant, Greg Valentine, Brutus Beefcake, Randy Savage, and Elizabeth. The WWE Network teaser is "Macho Man Randy savage gets psych testing." That should be a hoot. Yes, you read right, JACK LANZA, as the parade of random old-timers continues.
We get a brief clip of a Six-Man Tag Team Match featuring Valentine, Beefcake, and Valiant taking on Davey Boy Smith, Danny Spivey, and Pedro Morales, no doubt taped shortly after WrestleMania 2 when Dynamite Kid was out of action for a couple of weeks. Since we don’t see the finish, there’s no need doing a recap of a 90-second rest-hold. Back in the studio, Okerlund asks Valiant when they’ll get a shot at the "brand new Champions." BRAND NEW? IT WAS THREE MONTHS AGO! Valentine wants to know why we didn’t see when he put the Figure-Four on Davey Boy. Okerlund directs his questions toward Beefcake but doesn’t stop to take another shot at Valentine’s robe, saying he was hanging around Adrian Adonis too much. Valentine plays it straight, saying he wore robes long before he met Adrian, and he loves the women and the Championships.
We come back from the commercial break, with Okerlund promising a "This is Your Life" for Johnny Valiant. They have a special long-time old friend of Valiant. From Pittsburgh, PA, here’s Dave Gillespie. It’s been 15 years since they’ve seen each other, and he says Valiant has gotten heavier since then. "Heavier in the pocket book." Mr. Gillespie then says Johnny was 2nd or 3rd from the bottom of his class. Valiant says he was the Captain of the Football team. Okerlund produces a photo of four people, trying to use that as proof that Valiant is lying. Last I checked, there’s more than 4 people on a football team. Valiant is also called out for his wrestling and basketball credentials. Well, this turned into a whole lot of nothing.
Back in the studio, Savage says nobody does it better and barks at Elizabeth to reassure him. Okerlund gets on the telephone with an alleged fan of the Macho Man. There are some technical difficulties. "What are you doing, stroking me?" The woman corrects Okerlund, saying she’s a big fan of Hulk Hogan. Savage gets on the phone with "Florence" and the segment is falling apart at an alarming rate. The phone call wraps up, and I’m sure things will pick up again. Okerlund says they have a psychologist on the set. We return from commercial break, with Okerlund saying fans have been asking for months what makes the Macho Man "so macho." Dr. Elford Kissenbaum is here to give us those answers, and yes, I made up the spelling. Savage doesn’t want Elizabeth sitting too close to this guy, yelling at Alfred to move on down the line. The doctor says he’s done work on people like Clint Eastwood and John Wayne. Randy was his first live subject who claims to be "macho." We throw it to tapes of their sessions, which I’m sure weren’t taped an hour earlier. They cut to the therapy room as Elford asks Savage about word association. Savage says he plays to win, and this is non-title. The first word is "Macho", and that’s himself. "Pump" is pumping iron, and Hulk Hogan isn’t the only one with a key to the gym. "Gun" is the fastest gun in the world. "Belt" is what he’ll do to Hogan to see if it gets him mad. "Kitten" is what women are when he looks at them. "Female" is a race of people that admire and lust after the Macho Man. "Sucker" is Hulk Hogan. "That was a good one!" Finally, "Animal" triggers Savage about George Steele. Back to the studio, Okerlund yells at Savage to shut up to let Kissenbaum answer. JESUS! In Savage’s case, his Macho is insecurity. Savage doesn’t appreciate the doctor’s findings, tossing the LJN toys at him.
Next week, we’ll see The British Bulldogs, Lou Albano, Corporal Kirchner, and another episode of the Dating Game. Savage storms the set as the credits are ready to roll, yelling at Okerlund to never embarrass him again as he rips his shirt off and slaps Alfred with it. Okerlund really had the balls to yell "shut up" at Savage earlier. In today’s world, Okerlund would be pooped on for trying to get himself over.
Final Thoughts: Hit and miss segments, with the hits and misses often coming with the same guests! The Savage segment started falling apart with the phone call, picked up a little, fell apart again, then picked up one more time with Savage’s outburst. The opening with the Dream Team was fine until they did the bit where Johnny Valiant’s long-lost buddy from high school discredited his alleged accolades. Not much to say about Lanza or Tonga, as neither guest was outstanding or offensive. This might’ve been the most subdued episode of the Okerlund hosting era (so far).
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