[MSG TV Recap] WWF @ MSG 2.19.90 – Hogan & Beefcake vs. Perfect & Genius, Rhodes vs. Akeem

Venue: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, NY)
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon, Hillbilly Jim, & Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan

Back in the day the WWF used to hold regular house shows at their home arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City, airing locally on the MSG Network (and sometimes nationally thru the old Prime Time Wrestling TV show). I’m a huge mark for these old shows despite their very rocky quality as they tend to feature matches you wouldn’t have been able to see on TV otherwise as well as occasionally a dry run for a future PPV. These will pop up frequently and very much out of order whenever I feel like recapping them. First up is this one from February 19, 1990 on the road to WrestleMania VI as Hulk Hogan teams with Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake to take on Mr. Perfect and his manager (and secretly damn good wrestler) The Genius. Let’s see how it goes.

CHAMPIONS
  • WWF CHAMPION: Hulk Hogan
  • WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: The Ultimate Warrior
  • WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Colossal Connection (Haku & Andre The Giant)
LINEUP
  • Tito Santana vs. Buddy Rose (3/4*)
  • Ronnie Garvin vs. Earthquake (*3/4)
  • The Red Rooster vs. Rick Martel (**)
  • Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake vs. Mr. Perfect & The Genius (**1/4)
  • Jim Brunzell vs. Bad News Brown
  • Dusty Rhodes vs. Akeem
  • Jim Duggan & The Rockers vs. Mr. Fuji & The Powers of Pain

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