Friday 23 November 2018

WWF Saturday Night's Main Event October 3rd, 1987 Review

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Hello and welcome to the only wrestling review series on the internet that lets you down more than the WWE heading to Saudi Arabia! It is time for the October 1987 edition of Saturday’s Night Main Event. Jacked Up promos all the time around we have Paul Orndorff going up against King Kong Bundy, Macho Man Randy Savage against Honky Tonk Man and Hulk Hogan baby! Let’s get it on!

(WWF Intercontinental Championship Match) Randy Macho Man Savage W/ Miss Elizabeth vs The Honky Tonk Man © W/ Jimmy Hart

Lock-up, Honky Tonk gets in a cheap shot. Irish whip and Savage boots Honky, hotshot by Savage. Snapmare and knee drop by Savage, Honky begs for mercy. Eye rake by Savage, elbow by Macho Man. Jimmy Hart chases Elizabeth, Savage makes the save before an axe handle from Honky takes down Savage. Eye rake by Honky, Irish whip but Savage ducks and elbows Honky. Right hands by Savage, snapmare but the knee drop misses. Honky begins dancing, right hand to the head. Snapmare and Honky nails a middle tope fist drop. Honky chases down Elizabeth, Savage hammers Honky from behind. Savage nails a top rope axe handle, Savage throws Honky to the corner.

Schoolboy but Jimmy Hart saves Honky, back suplex and Jimmy Hart rakes the eyes of Savage. Savage climbs high, Jimmy Hart distracts Savage but Honky eats a top rope axe handle. Jimmy saves Honky again, Savage hammers Jimmy Hart with a right hand. Savage throws Honky to the apron, sunset flip does not work for Honky. Honky rolls to the floor, Honky tries to revive Jimmy Hart. The Hart Foundation come to the outside, Honky is thrown into the ring. Honky fights out from his knees, Honky collapses to the floor. Honky checks on Jimmy Hart, Savage watches Honky and The Hart Foundation leave ringside.

Honky is pissed, his poor manager is nowhere to be seen. Savage continues to kill Honky, snapmare and elbow. Honky begins kicking the ribs of Savage, Savage whips Honky to the corner, Savage misses a corner splash. Boot to the head by Honky, back drop by Honky. Honky dances, spinebuster by Savage for one. Ten punches by Honky, snapmare and Honky misses a middle rope fist drop. Back drop by Savage, Honky is begging for mercy. Boot by Savage, elbow to the head. Eye rake and knee by Savage, choke by Savage.

Elbow by Savage for two, suplex by Savage. Two for Savage, eye rake by Honky. Savage is tossed to the floor, The Hart Foundation beat up Savage. Savage is dropped across the guardrail, elbow by Honky for two. Savage blocks the neckbreaker with a back drop, scoop slam. Diving Elbow Drop scores, Bret breaks up the count, Honky retains but Savage wins the match.

Excellent entertaining match from these two legends, Honky is absolutely unlikeable in everything he does in this match, angering Macho Man while “flirting” with Elizabeth. Everyone in the arena wants to see Savage murder Honky and we get that in bucketloads for this match, it was tremendous and Honky escaping through the skin of his teeth was magnificent. Both of these men worked this match to perfection, I could not get enough of these two.

Winner: Randy Savage over Honky Tonk Man via DQ!

(WWF World Heavyweight Championship Match) Hulk Hogan © vs Sika W/ Mr. Fuji

Sika goes right after Hogan, cheap shots by Sika. Stomps by Sika, Fuji uses his cane behind the referee’s back. Cane to the neck by Fuji, Hogan dodges a headbutt. Right hands by Hogan, clothesline to the floor. Sika climbs back into the ring, boot by Hogan and an elbow by Hogan. Right hand knocks Sika between the ropes, Kim Chee eats a huge right hand from Hogan. Sika takes control from the back, Sika is shoved into the ringpost. Fuji is almost whacked with a cane, Hogan has the cane in the ring. The referees calm down Hogan, they want the cane. Sika runs into the ring and hits the turnbuckle hard. Hogan misses a splash as Sika uses his knees.

Throat thrusts by Sika, headbutts by The Wild Samoan. More stomps by Sika, chokehold by Sika. Fuji chokes Hogan with the cane again, throat thrust by Sika for two. Sika has a grip on Hogan, The Hulkster is fading fast. Hogan does not tap, Hogan begins to fire back. Clothesline by Sika, headbutt by Sika. Sika gets two, Hogan Hulks Up! One Atomic Leg Drop and It’s all over.

Typical Hogan match and that’s all I need right now, Sika dominates and gets in some great offence before Hogan rallies and sends the fans home happy. Good stuff!

Winner: Hulk Hogan over Sika via Atomic Leg Drop!

Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff W/ Oliver Humperdink vs King Kong Bundy W/ Bobby Heenan

Orndorff left The Heenan Family after abuse from Heenan which leads us to this match, Bundy goes after Orndorff. Chokehold by Bundy, Orndorff rallies before Bundy steps all over Orndorff. Sunset flip attempt by Orndorff succeeds, two for Orndorff. Elbow by Bundy, make it two. Scoop slam by Bundy, Bundy misses an elbow drop. Orndorff nails right hands, Bundy meets the top rope. Middle rope elbow by Orndorff, fist drop by Orndorff for two. Heenan was commentating but comes down to the ringside area, Orndorff stomps all over Bundy.

Dropkick by Orndorff, two for Orndorff. Holy hell, here comes Andre. Dropkick by Orndorff, Andre supports Bundy. Bundy nails a massive forearm, Orndorff meets the turnbuckle. Snapmare and knee drop by Bundy, Orndorff battles back again with right hands. Bundy is down, elbow drop by Orndorff. Orndorff misses a fist drop, Bundy is in control with a knee drop for two. Sleeper by Bundy, Orndorff survives the sleeper, Orndorff is rallying before a big clubbing blow from Bundy.

Irish whip to the corner, Bundy misses his avalanche. Orndorff unloads with right hands, Bundy reverses an Irish whip, sending Orndorff to the corner. As Orndorff staggers away from the corner, Andre drags Orndorff to the corner. Bundy scores with The Avalanche for the win.

Fun match at the end of the day, Orndorff could really get the crowd on his side when he needed it, good stuff from Bundy and such a simple interference from Andre but it was fantastic stuff.

Winner: King Kong Bundy Over Paul Orndorff via Piledriver!

(WWF Tag Team Championship Match) The Young Stallions vs The Hart Foundation ©

Fresh off attacking Randy Savage, The Hart Foundation step into the ring against Jim Powers and Paul Roma, Powers dominates Neidhart and Bret before Bret nails a huge knee to the ribs. Illegal tag team manoeuvres from The Hart Foundation keep down Powers, choke from Bret. Tag to Neidhart, shots to the ribs by Neidhart.  Toss across the top rope, Neidhart and the referee argue. Neidhart stomps on Powers, Neidhart bites the head of Powers. Powers makes the tag to Roma, Roma unloads on The Hart Foundation. The Hart Foundation collide, dropkick to Neidhart. Roma powerslams Bret for two as Neidhart saves the match. Hart Attack behind the referee’s back and The Hart Foundation retain! That was quick not much to say but it was fun while it lasted.

Winners: The Hart Foundation over The Young Stallions via Hart Attack!

As Randy Savage was attacked by Honky Tonk Man and The Hart Foundation, Miss Elizabeth called one man for help and that was Hulk Hogan which leads us to the birth of one of the greatest tag teams of all-time, that being The Mega Powers. Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage are together as a force, The Mega Powers are running wild brother! Historically, a very important Saturday Night’s Main Event with The Mega Powers being born on this night, Hogan and Savage on the same team surely this can only mean good things right! Thanks for reading and remember: There’s always another night!

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