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WWF: Boston Garden (01.13.89)

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WWF: Boston Garden
January 13, 1989
Boston, MA

The current WWF champs were as follows:
WWF World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/29/1988)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
WWF Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (11/8/1988)

Your hosts are Rod Trongard, Superstar Billy Graham, and Lord Alfred Hayes. Read the rest of this entry

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The Owen Hart YouTube Mixtape (PART DEUX!)

And it continues! Read the rest of this entry

The Owen Hart YouTube Mixtape (Part 1)

Anyone who uses Dailymotion anymore knows they have constant commercial interruptions and I just don’t want to put you through that in order to enjoy this edition of the mixtape. I’m sticking with loyal YouTube that doesn’t succumb us to commercials for wrestling matches because no one can become a partner unless you own the material. Anyways!

So Owen Hart wins by a landslide. Not surprising, but no one even came close. Read the rest of this entry

Scott & Justin’s Wrestlemania V

Wrestlemania V
April 2, 1989

Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino

Atlantic City, New Jersey
Attendance: 18, 946

Closed Circuit Attendance: 175, 000
Buy Rate: 5.9

Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura

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Scott & Justin’s Survivor Series 1988

Survivor Series

November 24, 1988
Richfield
Coliseum
Richfield
, Ohio
Attendance: 13, 500
Buy Rate: 2.8

Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura
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Top 20 SNME Matches!

Now that I have completed all 31 original episodes of SNME, I’ve compiled a Top 20 list to commemorate the best of the show. These matches are based on workrate versus memorable moments on the show, so the Hogan/Orndorff cage match won’t be included because I feel its pretty overrated outside of the controversial “both guys hit the floor at the EXACT same time” business.

20. WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs vs. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff – 2/3 Falls (SNME #6 – May 1986) ** 3/4
19. Randy Savage vs. Brutus Beefcake (SNME #22 – July 1989) ** 3/4
18. Ted DiBiase vs. The Blue
Blazer (SNME #20 – March 1989) ***
17. 20-Man Battle Royal (SNME #29 – April 1991) ***
16. Ricky Steamboat vs. Jake Roberts (SNME #7 – October 1986) ***
15. WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation vs. The British Bulldogs – 2/3 Falls (SNME #11 – May 1987) ***
14. Randy Savage vs. Jake Roberts (SNME #30 – February 1992) ***
13. Tito Santana vs. Rick Martel (SNME #23 – October 1989) ***
12. WWF IC Champion Randy Savage vs. Jake Roberts (SNME #8 – November 1986) ***
11. WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition vs. The Brain Busters (SNME #21 – May 1989) ***1/4
10. Ted DiBiase vs. Bret Hart (SNME #29 – April 1991) ***1/4
9. The Brain Busters vs. The Rockers – 2/3 Falls (SNME #24 – November 1989) ***1/4
8. WWF Tag Team Champions The Dream Team vs. The British Bulldogs (SNME #5 – March 1986) ***1/4
7. The Hart Foundation vs. The Killer Bees (SNME #8 – November 1986) ***1/2
6. WWF IC Champion Davey Boy Smith vs. Shawn Michaels (SNME #31 – November 1992) ***1/2
5. WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs vs. The Dream Team – 2/3 Falls (SNME #7 – October 1986) ***1/2
4. Randy Savage vs. Bret Hart (SNME #13 – November 1987) ***1/2
3. The Hart Foundation vs. The Rockers (SNME #26 – April 1990) ***1/2
2. WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect vs. Tito Santana (SNME #27 – July 1990) ***1/2

And the #1 SNME match of ALL-TIME! Read the rest of this entry

WrestleMania V

WWF WrestleMania V
April 2, 1989
Atlantic City, NJ
Trump Plaza

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/29/1988)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (10/7/1988)

This is the only WrestleMania to ever originate from the same location consecutively. On a little more interesting note, the WWF once again wasn’t able to air a WrestleMania without the NWA putting on an awesome Clash of the Champions up against it. Those who decided to watch the NWA over the WWF witnessed a 2/3-falls match with NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair in a 60-minute classic. That is just WRONG to air that against this show. Funny, but so wrong.

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse “The Jesse” Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

Saturday Night’s Main Event #20 (03.89)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #20
March 11, 1989
Hershey, PA
Hershey Park Arena
(Taped on 2/16/1989)

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/29/1988)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (10/7/1988)

WHAT? No random funny interviews to kick off the show? Oh well. Instead, we get a video of how the Mega Powers EXPLODED! Tonight, Elizabeth HAS to choose which egomaniac she will represent at WrestleMania V! Will it be Hogan or Savage? Find out on Saturday Night’s Main Event!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jesse “I visited Yale and all I got was this lousy sweatshirt” Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

Survivor Series 1988

WWF Survivor Series 1988
November 24, 1988
Richfield, OH
Richfield Coliseum

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/29/1988)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (10/7/1988)

A lot in American wrestling changed in 1988: the AWA had basically gone to being the WORST promotion in the world, media mogul Ted Turner buys a major portion of the NWA (Jim Crockett Promotions) and attempts to salvage the mess that Dusty had made throughout the year, and then you had wrestlers who were either jumping ships or abandoning the ship altogether. What makes 1988 even worse is that we’re given major shows like this where you’ve got maybe one or two things going on that are interesting, is that everything else is just plum whacko.

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

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