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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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WWE – The Best of Saturday Night’s Main Event – Disc Two

WWE – The Best of Saturday Night’s Main Event – Disc Two
Released: 2/10/2009

Your host is Gene Okerlund.

We head into 1988 in a world where Randy Savage is on his Read the rest of this entry

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

Survivor Series 1990

WWF Survivor Series 1990
November 22, 1990
Hartford, CT
Civic Center

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Ultimate Warrior (4/1/1990)
Intercontinental Champion: Kerry Von Erich (8/27/1990)
World Tag Team Champions: Hart Foundation (8/27/1990)

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Roddy Piper. 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

Saturday Night’s Main Event #21 (05.89)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #21
May 27, 1989
Des Moines, IA
Veterans Auditorium
(Taped on 4/25/1989)

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Hulk Hogan (4/2/1989)
Intercontinental Champion: Rick Rude (4/2/1989)
World Tag Team Champions: Demolition (3/27/1988)
Women’s Champion: Rockin’ Robin (10/7/1988)

Instead of a bunch of the usual great mini-promos, we listen to what the new champ Hulk Hogan has to say about the Big Bossman while he hides behind the blue cage. That means only one thing: training, prayers, and vitamins go up against handcuffs and nightsticks tonight in a STEEL CAGE MATCH! It’s time for Saturday Night’s Main Event!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Tie-Dye Guy” Ventura Read the rest of this entry

Saturday Night’s Main Event #18 (11.88)

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event #18
November 26, 1988
Sacramento, CA
ARCO Arena

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)

Tonight, Ultimate Warrior plans to ruin Super Ninja’s Thanksgiving two days after Thanksgiving! Andre still thinks he’s the champ and Bobby Heenan makes a dope rhyme! Macho Man tells us a bible story! DiBiase and Virgil become bill collectors! The Hulkster attempts to make Brother Love explode! Wow, all of that wacky riff raff must mean it’s time for Saturday Night’s Main Event!

Your hosts are Vince Whatshisname & Jesse “The Body” 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

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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