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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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Scott & Justin’s Wrestlemania VI

Wrestlemania VI
April 1, 1990
Skydome
Toronto, Ontario

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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Scott & Justin’s Summerslam 1988

Summerslam

August 29, 1988
Madison Square Garden
New York, New York
Attendance: 20, 000
Buy Rate: 4.5
Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon and “Superstar” Billy Graham

1) The Fabulous Rougeaus and the British Bulldogs wrestle to a time limit draw at 11:19

Fun Fact: According to the Dynamite Kid’s book, there was real heat between him and Jacques Rougeau. In fact, there was a skirmish at a live event backstage, where Jacques sucker punched Dynamite in the face, fucking up his teeth. Dynamite wanted revenge and it was evident if it wasn’t for agents stepping in, it would have been real ugly. This match took place after that incident, and it’s rumored not to piss anyone off, Vince had it end in a draw. Still, many feared that Dynamite would take out revenge during the match, but he was a professional and didn’t take any liberties.

Fun Fact II: The Rougeau Brothers turned heel in May 1988, and kicked off a heated feud with the Killer Bees. Shortly after the turn, the Rougeaus began claiming that they were pro-American and would soon be relocating. This became a long running joke, as the Rougeaus began carrying little American flags to the ring and soon after this PPV, they added Jimmy Hart as their manager, and along with Hart came the classic theme song “All American Boys” and promises of a move from Canada to Memphis, TN. The storyline was really fun, and the Rougeaus drew some strong heat because of it.

Fun Fact III: This the British Bulldog’s final PPV tag match (they are at Survivor Series, but this is their final two-on-two tag match). Their final PPV record as a team is 1-4-1. Their lone win was at Wrestlemania II and the one draw occurs here. The four losses occurred at Wrestlemania III, Survivor Series 1987, Wrestlemania IV and Survivor Series 1988. After Survivor Series, Dynamite would not be seen on WWF TV ever again (other than vintage footage). After leaving the WWF in December, the Bulldogs returned to Stampede, where they won another tag title, but they eventually split and had a vicious feud. In 1990, they finally went their own ways, with Davey Boy going overseas for a brief run before returning as a solo act to the WWF. Dynamite wrestled for Stampede and in England, even forming a New British Bulldogs team, but by 1991 his back was in such bad shape he was forced into retirement and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Davey Boy will be back shortly in our review world, but sadly we will no longer have the pleasure of watching the Dynamite Kid ply his trade on a major PPV setting.

Scott: Now, if you’re going to have a time limit draw, Read the rest of this entry

Scott & Justin’s Survivor Series 1987

                Survivor Series

November 26, 1987

Richfield Coliseum
Richfield, Ohio

Attendance: 21, 300

Buy Rate: 7.0

Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura
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Wrestlefest 1988

WWF WrestleFest 1988
July 31, 1988
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee County Stadium

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
Intercontinental Champion: Honky Tonk Man (6/2/1987)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Sensational Sherri (7/24/1987)

Matches that do not appear on the Coliseum Home Video tape:
Big Bossman pinned Scott Casey (4:15) after a Bossman Slam.
Brutus Beefcake pinned Hercules (9:37) with a rollup.
WWF World Champion Randy Savage pinned Ted DiBiase (14:52) with a small package.
Curt Hennig pinned Terry Taylor.
Haku pinned Sam Houston (5:04) with a Diving Headbutt.

Thanks Mr. Cawthon! At least half of that actually sounded pretty good.

Your hosts are Sean Mooney, Superstar Billy Graham and Lord Alfred Hayes. Worst announce team ever? Read the rest of this entry

Hulkamania 4

Hulkamania 4

I stumbled upon this at a local used bookstore and snagged it for only two bucks. This video was released November 1989, and really plays up the “No Holds Barred” movie which is deemed a box office hit. Sure, it only made $16M, but who’s counting. Read the rest of this entry

WrestleMania VI

WWF WrestleMania VI: The Ultimate Challenge
April 1, 1990
Toronto, ON, CA
The Skydome

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Hulk Hogan (4/2/1989)
Intercontinental Champion: Ultimate Warrior (8/28/1989)
World Tag Team Champions: Andre the Giant & Haku (12/13/1989)

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura! This would be Jesse’s last WWF PPV.

Since we’re in Canada, the Canadian national anthem is the appropriate song. The anthem is performed by none other than Robert Goulet, who you can now see entertaining people in hotels all over Las Vegas! That’s the best Vince could do? What was Bryan Adams doing that weekend? 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

SummerSlam 1988

WWF SummerSlam 1988
August 29, 1988
New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Randy Savage (3/27/1988)
Intercontinental Champion: Honky Tonk Man (6/2/1987)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Sensational Sherri (7/24/1987)

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Superstar Billy Graham! Jesse Ventura has refereeing duties tonight. Read the rest of this entry

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