TOP NEWS STORIES for the week of: November 13, 1990.
The Rockers have lost the tag team titles, but they didn't lose them in the ring. The Rockers defeated the tag team champions The Hart Foundation on a taping for a Saturday Night's Main Event set to air the 24th of November. Demolition Ax (Bill Eadie) and Demolition Smash (Barry Darsow) have apparently quit the World Wrestling Federation due to frustrations over being asked to play second fiddle to the Legion of Doom and wear masks. There is no word on the status of Demolition Crush, but Ax and Smash plan to take their act to Japan. This leaves the tag team roster incredibly thin, so Jim Neidhart has been offered a new contract and will stick around the World Wrestling Federation for a while. The early word is that the Hart Foundation vs. Rockers match at Saturday Night's Main Event will be edited so that The Rockers win the bout, but not the titles.
Saturday Night's Main Event airs on November 23rd at 10pm. Matches on the card include Mr. Perfect vs. The Big Bossman, Ted Dibiase vs. The Ultimate Warrior and The Hart Foundation vs. The Rockers.
The latest rumor in regards to the Survivor Series egg is that Mark Callaway will be inside and come out to reveal himself as a character named The Eggman. Callaway is in line for a mega push and according to current plans will be paired with Hulk Hogan for an extended fued sometime in the very near future. Callaway was signed recently from World Championship Wrestling, where he wrestled his last major match for the company July 7th losing to Lex Luger at The Great American Bash.
Ric Flair and Buddy Landell will square off soon over the rights to use the name "Nature Boy".
The lineup for Survivor Series 1990 from the Hartford Civic Center is looking like:
The Ultimate Warriors (Kerry Von Erich, Legion of Doom and Ultimate Warrior) vs. The Perfect Team (Curt Hennig, Demolition Ax, Smash and Crush)
The Million Dollar Team (Ted Dibiase, Mystery Partner, Honky Tonk Man & Greg Valentine) vs. The Dream Team (Dusty Rhodes, Koko B. Ware & The Hart Foundation)
The Visionaries (Rick Martel, Warlord, Paul Roma, Hercules) vs. The Vipers (Jake Roberts, The Rockers, Jimmy Snuka)
The Hulkamaniacs (Hulk Hogan, Jim Duggan, Tugboat & The Big Bossman) vs. The Natural Disasters (Earthquake, Dino Bravo, Haku & The Barbarian)
The Alliance (Tito Santana, The Bushwackers, Nikolai Volkoff) vs. The Mercenaries (Sgt. Slaughter, Boris Zukhov & The Orient Express)
Ric Flair and Butch Reed headline WCW's Clash of the Champions Thanksgiving Thunder from the Jacksonville Coliseum on November 20th.
Since Jim Cornette and Stan Lane quit the NWA, Bobby Eaton has been working hard at becoming a successful single. Eaton was said to have a match with Sting airing this Saturday night with super heat.