This Tuesday In Texas
Arnold Furious: This was an attempt to trial Tuesday as another night for potentially airing a PPV. Unfortunately the WWF made the decision to air it six days after their annual Survivor Series event. Many people simply couldn’t afford both and opted out on the newer concept. It probably didn’t help those considering purchasing both that Survivor Series ’91 was routinely horrible with bad finishes. Although, you could argue that the huge amount of shilling for this event at Survivor Series, may have added a few extra buys. Not many though, as the buyrate ended up disappointing and the WWF ditched the idea of running a secondary mid-week PPV. At least until Taboo Tuesday rolled round. We’re in San Antonio, Texas and it’s December 3rd, 1991. Hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan. Odds on someone mentioning the Alamo? Evens.
Tangent: some of the dark matches on this show are so weird I almost wish they’d been included. The Harris Brothers had a tryout match some four years before the WWF actually signed them. There was also a Sir Charles match. Charles Wright was repackaged under the significantly more racist Papa Shango gimmick the following month. Elsewhere Tatanka worked under his real name and Ric Flair pinned Roddy Piper, which is one of Piper’s rare, rare WWF jobs. He claims only one, to Bret Hart at WrestleMania VIII, but others do exist.
Tangent #2: the card for this show is piss poor. Only two marquee matches with Jake-Savage and Hogan-Taker. Everything else is a waste of time. Why is Skinner in an IC title match? Why does Warlord get 12-minutes? Repo Man!? Come on!