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WWF: Boston Garden (02.11.89)

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WWF: Boston Garden
February 11, 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 (for the last time on NESN) and Lord Alfred Hayes. Read the rest of this entry

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Scott & Justin’s Royal Rumble 1990

Royal Rumble
January 21, 1990
Orlando Arena
Orlando, Florida

Attendance: 16, 000
Buy Rate: 2.0

Announcers: Tony Schiavone and Jesse Ventura

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Scott & Justin’s Survivor Series 1989

Survivor Series
November 23, 1989
Rosemont Horizon
Chicago, Illinois

Attendance: 15, 924

Buy Rate: 3.3

Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura

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Scott & Justin’s Summerslam 1989

SummerSlam
August 28, 1989
Meadowlands Arena
East Rutherford, New Jersey

Attendance: 20, 000

Buy Rate: 4.8

Announcers: Tony Schiavone and Jesse Ventura

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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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WWE: Allied Powers – The World’s Greatest Tag Teams (Disc Two)

WWE: Allied Powers – The World’s Greatest Tag Teams – Disc Two
Released: 7/14/2009

Sorry about the delay, guys. Work and women. You know how it is.

Your hosts are John Morrison and The Miz. Read the rest of this entry

Scott & Justin’s Royal Rumble 1989

Royal Rumble

January 15, 1989
The
Summit
Houston
, Texas
Attendance: 19, 000
Buy Rate: 1.5
Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura

Dark Matches
1)
Jim Powers (James Manley) defeated Barry Horowitz
2)
Sam Houston defeated Steve Lombardi
3)
King Haku (Uliuli Fifita) defeated Harley Race

Actual Show

1) The Hart Foundation & Jim Duggan defeat the Rougeau Brothers & Dino Bravo (Adolfo Bresciano) in a two-of-three falls match

Raymond Rougeau pins Bret Hart at 4:30

Jim Duggan pins Raymond Rougeau at 10:10

Bret Hart pins Dino Bravo at 14:55

Scott: The first PPV match of the New Year is a six-man tag that I’ve always had mixed feelings about.  On the one hand, Read the rest of this entry

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 Wrestlemania IV

Wrestlemania IV

March 27, 1988
Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Attendance: 18, 165
Closed-Circuit Attendance: 175, 000
Buy Rate: 6.5
Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura

Fun Fact: Before we get into the show itself, let’s get into the reasons why Wrestlemania was set up the way it was. On February 5, 1988, NBC held a special prime time edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event. This was on a Friday night, and it was called “The Main Event.” It was the first time in over 3 decades that Read the rest of this entry

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