Hello and welcome to another edition
of Seanomaniac Wrestling Reviews, the only wrestling review series on the
internet that ignites more debate than a Marko Stunt match! It is time for
Saturday Night’s Main Event, February 3rd 1989. This is all about
The Mega-Powers vs The Twin Towers, Bossman assaulted Hogan on Brother Love’s
show while both Hogan and Savage have fallen victim to assaults from The Twin
Towers. Tensions have been brewing between Hogan and Savage, Savage does not
seem to have Hogan as his main priority, only saving Hogan when Elizabeth was
in danger also. Meanwhile, Hogan had dumped Savage out of the Royal Rumble,
adding more tension between the two. Will The Mega-Powers explode? Let’s find
The Twin Towers
W/ Slick vs The Mega-Powers W/ Miss Elizabeth
The formation of The Mega-Powers could
be said to be Wrestlemania IV as Hogan helped Savage capture the WWF
Championship but the two united formally on an episode of Saturday Night’s Main
Event battling The Mega-Bucks and now The Twin-Towers. Two of the WWF’s
brightest stars, surely they could overcome any odds?
Savage is starting this match with
Bossman, Bossman wants Hogan. Bossman says just bring it to Hogan, Bossman just
spat on Hogan but Savage calms down the situation and wait, Hogan is starting
with Bossman. Lock-up, rake the eyes from Bossman. This fires up Hogan, Hogan
nails Slick, Akeem and Bossman is atomic dropped to the floor, fans lose their
minds at this sight and this is peak WWF. We reset, knees from Bossman, Bossman
takes Hogan to the corner but it is Bossman who eats the turnbuckle multiple
times. Irish whip from Hogan, Bossman holds onto the ropes to avoid a big
punch, Savage nails an axe handle on Bossman on the floor while The Twin-Towers
Bossman tags in Akeem, lock-up with
Hogan and Savage nailing Akeem with right hands. Chops from Hogan, Irish whip
and an axe bomber does not floor Akeem. Tag to Savage, diving top rope axe
handle from Savage. Savage whips Akeem to the corner, reverse elbow and left
jabs from Savage. Akeem meets Hogan’s boot, tag to Hogan. Middle rope axe
handle, Akeem rakes the eyes and clubs Hogan. Tag to Bossman, Irish whip but
Hogan reverses. Hogan does not see the clothesline of Bossman, piledriver from
Bossman. Hogan lays down in the middle of the ring, Akeem is now the legal man.
Quick clubbing from Akeem before a tag
to Bossman, Bossman is back-dropped to the floor. Bossman drags out Hogan, the
two brawl on the floor. Slick holds onto Hogan at ringside, it allows Akeem to
splash Hogan. Bossman brings Hogan to the ropes, Irish whip and spinebuster
from Bossman. Two for Bossman, tag to Akeem. Akeem lays in the right hands to
Hogan, tag to Bossman. Akeem holds Hogan as Akeem lands big rights, Bossman
winds up for a big punch and Hogan ducks, Bossman wallops Akeem by mistake.
Hogan tags Savage, Savage clotheslines Akeem. Diving crossbody from Savage for
two, Savage goes off the ropes and Slick nails Savage in the back with his
Bossman is the legal man, quick punch
from Bossman before a tag to Akeem. Double reverse elbow from The Twin Towers,
Akeem whips Savage to the floor. Elizabeth checks on a downed Savage, Akeem hurls
Savage to the floor and Savage wipes out Elizabeth. Hogan looks on distraught,
Elizabeth is knocked unconscious. Savage is staring at Hogan but Akeem pulls
Savage back into the ring, Bossman is now the legal man. Elizabeth is not
moving, Hogan picks up the unconscious Elizabeth as Savage clears the ring of
The Twin Towers. Savage is looking on, Bossman clobbers Savage with a kick to
the back of the head. Hogan helps Elizabeth to the back, Savage is all alone in
Back in the ring, Savage is looking for
a tag as Akeem is destroying The Macho Man. Akeem chokes Savage in the ropes,
Hogan is making his way back to the ring. Bossman lands a huge right on Savage,
Bossman mounts Savage delivering multiple blows to the head. Tag to Akeem, quick
slam before a tag to Bossman. Double backbreaker from The Twin Towers, Akeem
and Bossman are thinking splash. Both men miss though, Savage is throwing The
Twin Towers out on the floor. Hogan and Savage are having a few words, Savage
slaps Hogan for abandoning him, Bossman pulls Hogan into the ring.
Savage is thinking of walking out on
Hogan, Akeem whips Hogan into the corner. Bossman and Akeem miss their double
splash, right hands from Hogan on The Twin Towers. Savage takes his WWF
Championship and walks out on Hogan, Akeem and Bossman double splash Hogan.
Irish whip and splash from Akeem, 187 Splash on Hogan for two. Hogan is Hulking
Up! Akeem’s punches have no effect, Hogan says not today brother. Right hands
and an Irish whip, boot from Hogan. Hogan lands The Atomic Leg Drop on Akeem for
the win but Bossman jumps Hogan after the bell, handcuffs are in play but Hogan
escapes, handcuffing Slick to Bossman.
However, this is not over as Hogan
goes back to comfort Elizabeth and speak to Macho Man, The Mega-Powers are going
to explode before our very eyes ladies and gentlemen. Hogan is looking for
Savage, Savage is telling Elizabeth that everything is Hogan’s fault. The two
begin screaming at one another, Elizabeth is trying to talk the two. Savage
starts telling Hogan that Macho Madness is number one, Hogan is jealous of
Savage as WWF Champion. Finally, Savage says there is lust in Hogan’s eyes,
Hogan turns to Elizabeth which is all the opening that Savage needs, Savage
smacks Hogan with the championship and Savage tosses aside Elizabeth. Beefcake
looks to make the save before the officials save Hogan from a beating from
Fucking tremendous angle, I knew about
it going into the show. We all know about, even if we did not watch during the
time, we know all about this match and angle. To see it, is still perfection.
The crowd is like molten lava for this tag match, they are that rapid and hot
for The Twin Towers vs The Mega-Powers. Hogan comes in, Akeem and Bossman bump
all around for Hogan and Savage, every bump is perfect and then we have
Elizabeth being wiped out. She sells it like death, Savage wipes her out and
just wow, Hogan is caught in two minds and ultimately, decides to get Elizabeth
to safety. It backfires for Hogan as Savage sees it as the straw that broke the
camel’s back, lust in his eyes oh yeah brother! Savage abandons Hogan and
rationalizes it all in his head as Hogan wanting Savage’s WWF Championship.
Hogan manipulated Savage, looked to steal Elizabeth and then, his WWF
Championship. Of course, these are the rantings and ravings of a very paranoid
WWF Champion but its all played out for us to see, The Mega-Powers are no more,
never again can they team. Awesome!
over The Twin Towers via Atomic Leg Drop!
Hercules vs The
Million Dollar Man Ted Dibaise W/ Virgil
Match starts with Hercules dragging
Dibiase into the ring, massive atomic drop to Dibiase. Virgil is on the top
rope, Hercules slams him into the ring and down with a two-handed choke toss.
Dibiase is on the apron, Virgil is sent crashing into Dibiase and crashing to
the floor. Hercules calls for a military press slam, tremendous bump from
Dibiase. Dibiase begs off, Dibiase tries a sly kick but Hercules atomic drops
Dibiase to the floor, it is all Hercules thus far. Hercules gets caught though,
too much taunting leads to Dibiase snap-maring Hercules to the floor. Big right
hands from Dibiase, clothesline from Dibiase.
Multiple fist drops from Dibiase,
knee-lift from Dibiase. Dibiase is on the middle rope, axe handle rocks
Hercules’ world. Two for Dibiase, Hercules blocks the suplex and lands a suplex
of his own. Dibiase is rammed into the turnbuckle by Hercules, Irish whip and
powerslam from Hercules. Hercules attempts a shoulder block but Dibiase
side-steps and Hercules hits the turnbuckle hard. Behind the referee’s back,
Virgil wraps the chain around the turnbuckle. Dibiase wants to send Hercules
into the chain but Dibiase is sent crashing into the chain.
1…2… Dibiase manages to kick out of
the pin attempt. Virgil distracts the referee, Hercules has Dibiase in the
Torture Rack. Hercules has the match won but the referee is distracted with the
chain, Virgil pulls down Dibiase and distracts Hercules. Dibiase rolls up
Hercules for the win, Dibiase is sent packing by Hercules, getting his heat
back from the lost.
Once again, Dibiase shows how much of
a badass he is with his selling, the first two minutes of this match were gold
as Dibiase along with Virgil did everything to make Hercules look like the most
unstoppable force in the wrestling finish, it was beautiful as Dibiase flew all
around the ring making Hercules look amazing. More Dibiase please!
Winner: Ted Dibiase
over Hercules via Handful Of Tights!
Arguably, the most memorable Main
Event/Saturday Night’s Main Event of all-time. The fall-out of Randy Macho Man
Savage and Hulk Hogan is one of wrestling best angles, it was so simple and yet
so brilliant. Savage’s paranoia comes pouring out as Hogan carries Elizabeth to
the backstage area, Savage decides then and there that The Mega-Powers are
done, all the doubts in his mind have been justified as Hogan cares not for the
duo, Hogan cares about becoming champion and stealing Elizabeth, Hogan is
jealous of Savage’s accomplishments and that’s why The Mega-Powers came to be:
because Hogan wanted to get close to Savage to eventually get the WWF
Championship. Now, we must go to Wrestlemania, Hogan must confront that man he
thought was his best friend, his partner, his brother. Savage looks to prove
that Hogan could never beat him in a fair one on one match, this was brilliant.
I would tell any fan to seek this out, it’s great! Just remember: There’s
always another night!
Hello and welcome to another
scintillating edition of Seanomaniac Wrestling Reviews, the only wrestling
review series on the internet that causes as much controversy as AEW Dynamite
every Wednesday Night! It’s time for the WWF 1989 Royal Rumble, featuring every
one of your favourite WWF Superstars competing in the over the top rope battle
royal. A simple concept created by Pat Patterson but this time, it’s on pay per
view and that means the standard of the card is going to be huge improvement
over the prior year! Will this be a home-run? Let’s find out!
(Two Out Of Three
Falls Six-Man Tag Match) The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers & Dino Bravo W/Frenchy
Martin & Jimmy Hart vs Hacksaw Jim Duggan & The Hart Foundation
Two out of
three falls and some big names, this is what you call an opening match for pay
per view. Bravo and Neidhart start the match, lock-up with both men ending
even. Stalemate once more, Bravo is not happy. Side headlock by Bravo, shoulder
block does not move Neidhart. Neidhart ducks a shoulder block and nails a
clothesline, both men take turns missing elbow drops. In comes Duggan, Raymond
is in the ring with Duggan. Side headlock by Duggan, Raymond grabs the arm but
Duggan shoves off Raymond. Raymond ducks twice but eats a scoop slam and knee
drop, tag to The Hitman.
the arm, Raymond whips Bret. Leapfrog and small package from Bret for two,
sunset flip for two. Crossbody for two, Raymond is in all sorts of bother. Tag
to Jacque, Jacque and Raymond huge before Jacque foes after Bret. Jacque is
whipped off the ropes, hangman’s neckbreaker from Bret. Jacque eats punches in
the corner, Raymond gets caught too. Duggan and Neidhart batter the heels in
the corner, Jimmy Hart is losing his mind as the babyfaces pose for the fans.
Jacque eats a kick to the ribs, Raymond low bridges Bret. Bret is on the floor,
Bravo is now the legal man. Massive Sidewalk Slam from Bravo, The Rougeau
Brothers nail their beautiful tag finish and Team Bravo are the winners of the
Bret is in
bad shape, we reset with Raymond planting Bret with a gut-wrench suplex. Tag to
Jacque, flying reverse elbow for two. Irish whip to the corner, trademark Bret
stomach-first bump. Bravo comes in, inverted atomic drop for two. Tag to
Raymond, stomps and quick tag to Jacque. Assisted gut-buster for two, Irish
whip and bearhug from a legal Bravo. Bret battles out of the bearhug, Bravo
grapevines the leg to tag Jacque. Jacque ducks off an Irish whip, Bret lands a
sunset flip for two. Camel clutch from Jacque, Neidhart attacks Jacque for
pulling Bret’s hair. Raymond is legal and clamps on the same hold, tag to Bravo.
Irish whip, forearm from Bravo for two.
legal, Boston crab from Jacque. Bret begins crawling to his corner, Jacque asks
for help as Raymond distracts the referee. Neidhart’s tag does not count,
Raymond and Jacque trade places as Raymond smashes Bret in the back. The
Rougeaus use one another for leverage as Bret is in the abdominal stretch,
Bravo distracts the referee. Raymond nails a huge thrust-kick to the ribs for
two, scoop slam is countered by Bret who falls on Raymond for two. Tag to Jacque,
monkey flip does not work for Jacque. Inverted atomic drop from The Hitman,
Jacque sells fantastically. Bret talks Duggan, crowd goes absolutely bananas!
Duggan smashes Bravo and Raymond, slam and Neidhart nails an assisted splash,
Bret nails an assisted splash and Duggan nails an elbow drop on Raymond, we are
tied up as Duggan pins Raymond.
the legal man with Raymond, Raymond is begging off from Duggan. Duggan nails
ten punches in the corner, Irish whip to the corner. Raymond reverses as Duggan
explodes out with a clothesline. Duggan is grabbed by the heels in the corner,
in comes Bravo. Bravo pounds on Duggan, knee-lift from Bravo. Jacque and
Raymond double team Duggan in the ropes, Bravo chokes Duggan with his foot.
Duggan is rammed into the turnbuckle but shakes it off, Jacque grabs Duggan’s
hair to slow the big man down. Tag to Jacque, tremendous dropkick from Jacque.
The Hart Foundation save Duggan from Team Bravo’s corner but Bravo smashes
Duggan down with the right hand.
Elbow drop by
Bravo for two, inverted atomic drop but Duggan tags Bret. Bret potatoes Bravo,
inverted atomic drop for an incoming Raymond. Back-breaker from Bret, middle
rope elbow is stopped for Bret as Raymond shoves off Bret. Bravo blocks an O
Connor roll but Duggan waffles Bravo with his 2X4 behind the referee’s back as
Bret covers Bravo for the win.
opening match, The Hart Foundation and The Rougeau Brothers is a match I want
to see following this. Love their finish, love their infuriating gimmick but
they can work when they want to, Bret is a star in this match. We are a while
away from Bret’s singles run but damn, Bret looked great in this match. Never
stopped selling, great timing and instincts inside of the ring and just the
perfect babyface in peril. Duggan is over like rover, cannot believe that the
man never got a championship run but I guess it’s to do with what happened with
The Iron Sheik that derailed Hacksaw from being a badass babyface and more into
the Duggan that we all remember, great reaction for his hot-tag, even better
for the 2X4 to the back of the head. Quite possibly my favourite opening match
from The Golden Era. Number one spot for now, tough to beat that’s for certain!
Team Duggan over Team Bravo via 2X4 To The Head!
Women’s Championship Match) Rockin Robin © vs Judy Martin
Sherri cuts a promo challenging the winner of this match, Martin and Robin
begin trading blows. Irish whip to the corner by Martin, Robin dodges the
splash. Dropkicks by Robin, Martin lands a kick to the ribs to stop Robin.
Robin is slammed into the mat, Robin comes back with a clothesline. Elbow by
Robin, flying crossbody goes wrong for Robin as Martin slams Robin to the mat.
Knee drop by Martin, sunset flip by Robin does not work as Martin counters.
Robin takes down Martin, Boston crab from Robin. Martin counters for a pin,
Robin counters back for her own pin. Knees to the ribs, Martin kicks away
packages Robin for two, Robin nails a massive knee-lift. Elbow drop from Robin,
Irish whip by Robin. Martin holds onto the ropes as Robin slams into the mat
hard off a missed dropkick. Robin blocks the suplex, Martin blocks the O Connor
roll. Martin nails a clothesline and gets two on Robin, scoop slam for two.
Irish whip and Robin counters for a DDT, two for the champion. Robin misses an
elbow, Martin misses a big running elbow. Robin tries for a scoop slam, Martin
reverses for her own slam. Two for the challenger, Martin tries the backslide
and gets two. Irish whip and Martin ducks her head, boot to the head from Robin
for two. Small package for two, Robin has an Irish whip reversed from the
corner, Robin fakes a middle rope crossbody, Martin takes the bait and Robin
nails the crossbody for the win.
brutal on commentary, absolutely brutal with Jesse saving her on multiple
occasions as she tried to tussle with Gorilla. As for the match, it was decent,
the last two minutes were nothing more than pin attempts which killed an
already disappointed crowd, thankful when it was all said and done.
Rockin’ Robin over Judy Martin via Middle Rope Diving Crossbody!
Mean Gene is
our host for the battle between Rick Rude and The Ultimate Warrior. The fans
will decide the winner between these two amazing athletes by voicing their
approval and/or disapproval. Heenan riles up the fans before the match begins
as Mean Gene asks about the poses for this evening’s contest. First, it is the
double bicep pose with Rude kicking us off in this contest, the fans are not
happy with Rude but here goes The Warrior. Heenan buries the crowd for cheering
Warrior, Rude calls for the next pose with Heenan rubbing oil over Rude’s body.
Rude wiggles and poses for all in attendance, the crowd cheer Warrior over Rude
for the second time, Rude is visibly flustered by the fans’ reaction to his
We have the
most muscular pose with Rude and Warrior going toe-to-toe one final time.
Warrior wins the crowd’s approval once more, Heenan is losing his mind inside
of the ring. The final pose-off begins, Rude stalls which angers the crowd and
The Warrior. Heenan squirts oil in Warrior’s eyes and Rude waffles Warrior with
his iron-bar, Rude chokes Warrior with the workout bar and Warrior is left
lying in the ring before waking up, Warrior wants Rude and these two will clash
segment that was build around Rude’s narcissistic gimmick of loving himself,
perfect segment with Heenan playing the brilliant heel that he was,
antagonizing the crowd after each pose while Rude stalled which added another
layer to the fans’ anger. Would have preferred Warrior to sell the eyes to the
oil but Rude was great, Heenan was great and it built heat to the feud, people
cannot wait for Warrior vs Rude.
Crowning Match) King Haku vs King Harley Race
Race are both referred to as kings but only one can become king of the world
wrestling federation. Harley Race would have been injured in a Saturday Night’s
Main Event match against Hogan but Race is back looking for that crown. Race
tips Haku over off his stand to begin, knee-lifts from Race. Suplex from Race,
Haku is clotheslined to the floor. Haku sends Race into the ringpost, gaining
the advantage. Mongolian chop, thrust-kick and chops from Haku, Race headbutts
Haku in the ring. Inverted atomic drop and elbow drop, make it two elbow drops.
Two for Race, thrust-kick from Haku. Chops and shoulder thrusts from Haku, big
twirling bump from the corner from Race.
in the ring, Race is on the apron. Haku clothesline Race back into the ring,
throat thrusts from Haku. Headbutt backs Race into the corner, clubbing blows
to the back of Race. Race elbows and headbutts Haku, Haku and Race trade blows.
Irish whip and clothesline from Race, piledriver from Race. Two for Race, Race
grabs a side headlock with Haku pushing off Race. They bang heads, Race falls
to the floor. Haku looks to suplex Race into the ring, Haku executes it
perfectly for two.
an elbow drop, big left hand from Race. Race nails a perfect suplex on Haku,
Race crawls into a cover for two. Race hurls Haku to the floor, Race attempts a
piledriver on the floor but Haku reverses Race and Race lands hard on the
floor. Haku sends Race back first into the ring apron, headbutt from Race to
stop Haku. Piledriver on the floor, Haku is not out of this match though.
Neck-breaker for two, clothesline from Race. Left knocks Haku, knee drop for
two. Haku fights back, nailing a scoop slam and missing a top rope splash. Race
climbs to the middle rope, diving headbutt misses. Irish whip from Race, Race
misses a clothesline which leads to a Thrust-kick from Haku for the win.
That was a
largely boring affair, the crowd did not seem to care for who was to become
king between the two. I suppose I cannot blame them when Race does not come
across as a babyface and Heenan is cheering both men. Why would you be making
noise in a heel vs heel match? Simple: you would not so this was really a
disappointing match that could have been better done on a Saturday Night’s Main
Event and not on The Royal Rumble.
King Haku over Harley Race via Thrust-kick!
two men start with the other participants entering at timed-intervals. The
prize is not going to Wrestlemania on this occasion but having the honour of
being The Royal Rumble winner. Starting out at number one is Ax and number two
is Smash, the two tag team champions are going to fight to win the royal
rumble. Both men try moving one another, neither man budges. Ax boots Smash in
the face, clothesline from Ax. Ax clubs down Smash, Smash battles back with a
scoop slam. Clothesline from Smash, Smash clubs down Ax. Smash wrenches the
neck of Ax, Ax rakes the eyes of Smash to escape.
to eliminate Ax but Ax holds on, Andre The Giant comes in at number three.
Heenan comes down with Andre, Ax and Smash back off from fighting one another,
going after Andre. Double axe handles on Andre, double punches with Andre being
packed into the corner. Double noggin knocker from Andre, Mr. Perfect comes out
at number four. Smash eats a boot from Andre, Perfect and Smash square off with
Andre tossing Smash out of the ring.
Been Eliminated By Andre The Giant!
Perfect, hard Irish whip into the turnbuckle. Andre chokes Ax with both
shoulders, Andre headbutts Perfect hard. Number five is Rugged Ronnie Garvin,
Andre gets tied up in the ropes. Perfect, Garvin and Ax try to throw out Andre,
Andre kicks all the men away. Andre crushes Ax with his ass, Andre swats down
Perfect and Garvin. Garvin is caught by Andre, number six is Greg Valentine.
Andre throws out Garvin with ease, Andre is dominating.
Garvin Has Been Eliminated By Andre The Giant!
out Valentine, Ax clothesline Perfect. Ax is choked in the corner by Andre,
Perfect attempts to wear down Andre. Andre chokes Perfect, number seven is Jake
Roberts. Roberts goes for Andre, Andre chokes Roberts against the ropes.
Valentine clotheslines Andre in the back twice, Andre focuses on Roberts.
Valentine chops Ax who is tied up by Perfect, Andre is stepping on Roberts.
Andre chokes Roberts in the corner, number eight is Ron Bass. Andre tosses out
Roberts with ease as Bass enters the ring.
Roberts Has Been Eliminated By Andre The Giant!
Ax in the head, Andre is working Valentine in the corner. Perfect is trying to
help Valentine, Andre is dealing with both competitors. Andre piles up
Valentine and Perfect, everyone is battling in the one corner. Number nine is
Shawn Michaels, Michaels goes after Bass with right hands. Bass meets the
turnbuckle, Ax attempts a clothesline on Perfect but Perfect ducks and lifts Ax
over the top rope.
Been Eliminated By Mr. Perfect!
almost dropkicks Perfect over but Perfect hangs on, Andre continues to dominate
everyone in the match. Number ten is Butch but Butch is overshadowed as Jake
The Snake Roberts comes to the ring with Damien, Andre runs scared out of the
ring, The Snake has had his revenge.
Giant Has Eliminated Himself!
Valentine are in the corner battling, Michaels nails Perfect with a middle rope
axe handle. Number Eleven is Honky Tonk Man, Perfect and Honky battle in the
corner while Bass interjects himself into that fight. Honky pummels Michaels in
the head, we have Perfect and Michaels hitting heads in the middle of the ring.
Michaels saves his own skin, fighting off Valentine. Perfect goes after Honky
again, here comes number twelve. It’s Tito Santana, Santana tries to eliminate
Perfect, back body-drop and clothesline from Santana. Bass knocks Santana down,
Honky and Butch are grappling in the corner.
back-drops Michaels, Valentine and Santana tussle by the ropes, Santana
survives and stays alive in the rumble. Number thirteen is Bad News Brown, the
crowd reacts loudly to Brown, only can be a good sign. Butch and Santana
combine to pummel Honky and Honky Tonk man is thrown out by the duo.
Tonk Man Has Been Eliminated By Butch & Tito Santana!
Michaels in the corner, Valentine and Perfect are working over Butch and
Santana. Michaels nails a top rope axe handle on Brown & Bass. Valentine
almost atomic drops Michaels out of the ring. Number fourteen is Marty
Jannetty, The Rockers are in the ring together. Bass and Jannetty are squaring
off, Michaels rescues Jannetty. Double reverse elbow and double dropkick ends
Bass’ time in the rumble.
Has Been Eliminated By The Rockers!
Santana try to eliminate Valentine, Valentine holds onto the ropes. Number
fifteen is Macho Man, crowd goes bonkers. Brown and Macho Man are throwing down,
reverse elbow on Brown. Valentine goes after Savage, big chop from Valentine.
Perfect and Jannetty attempt to thrown Brown out of the ring but Brown holds
on, Perfect and Savage battle briefly before Brown goes after Savage. Hard
Irish whip to the corner from Brown, Savage dodges as Brown crashes into the
turnbuckle. Savage throws over Valentine while our next entrant comes to the
Valentine Has Been Eliminated By Randy Savage!
sixteen is Arn Anderson, Anderson squares off with Michaels. Superkick from
Michaels, Savage attacks Michaels from behind, combining with Anderson for a double
reverse elbow. Michaels is sent crashing over the top rope to the floor.
Michaels Has Been Eliminated By Savage & Anderson!
is Tully Blanchard, The Brainbusters begin to double-team the competition.
Savage and Brown are stuck to one another, constantly trying to throw the other
over. Perfect sets his sights on Savage, Perfect is taking it to the champion.
Spinebuster from Anderson on Jannetty, Brainbusters grab Jannetty looking for
the elimination. Jannetty is shoved out by Blanchard.
Jannetty Has Been Eliminated By Tully Blanchard!
eighteen is Hulk Hogan! Within seconds, we have a first elimination for The
Hulkster as Perfect picks the wrong man to mess with as Hogan dashes to the aid
of his Mega-Powers partner Savage and tosses Perfect sailing over the top rope!
Perfect Has Been Eliminated By Hulk Hogan!
Brainbusters eat right hands from Hogan, Hogan uses his bandana to choke Brown.
Hogan wants the elimination but Brown grabs on tight, Hogan chokes Brown with
his knee. Tito Santana is eliminated off-screen, cameras missed it.
Santana Has Been Eliminated By ????
is Bushwhacker Luke, three tag teams in the ring at this point. Bad News Brown
tosses out Bushwhacker Butch with ease!
Butch Has Been Eliminated By Bad News Brown!
military press slams Blanchard, Brown is dishing out the punishment to Savage.
Anderson holds Savage as Brown pummels the WWF Champion. Hogan fights off The Brainbusters,
boot to Anderson. Hogan looks to save Savage from Brown, Blanchard slaps on a
sleeper. Koko B Ware is number twenty-one, Blanchard tees off on Hogan in the
corner. Counter inverted atomic drop from Hogan, Anderson is on the top rope
and Hogan slams down Anderson. Luke attacks Hogan as does Koko B Ware. Hogan
rakes the eyes and dumps out Koko! Hogan dumps out Luke too!
Ware & Bushwhacker Luke Have Been Eliminated By Hulk Hogan!
twenty-two is The Warlord of The Powers of Pain, Warlord poses on the apron and
Hogan dumps Warlord right out after eliminating both Brainbusters, Hogan
continues his dominance by dumping out Brown and Savage. Miss Elizabeth is
stopping the two from fighting as Savage no longer trusts Hogan for his
Brown/Randy Savage/Arn Anderson/ Tully Blanchard/Warlord Have Been Eliminated
By Hulk Hogan!
twenty-three is Big Bossman as Savage and Hogan have seemingly calmed down and
become friends once more. Bossman rakes the eyes but Hogan retaliates with a
clothesline, elbow drops and pounding Bossman’s head into the mat. Scoop slam, Irish
whip from the corner is reversed as Bossman splashes Hogan. Piledriver from
Bossman, slap from Bossman. Scoop slam from Bossman, Bossman misses a big
splash as Hogan dodges. Number twenty-four is Akeem, Hogan is alone against The
Twin Towers. Scoop slam on Akeem, Bossman rakes the eyes.
attempts to dump out Hogan, double noggin-knocker from Hogan, Back suplex on
Bossman from Hogan, Akeem stomps on Hogan. Bossman and Akeem splash Hogan in
the corner and Hogan has been dumped out by The Twin Towers.
Has Been Eliminated By The Twin Towers!
Twenty-four is Brutus Beefcake, Akeem and Bossman begin to dominate Beefcake.
Bossman looks for a clothesline on Beefcake but Hogan pulls the rope down and
Bossman has been eliminated.
Bossman Has Been Eliminated By Hulk Hogan!
twenty-five is The Red Rooster, Akeem is attacked by Rooster. Rooster has his
eyes raked by the behemoth and a scoop slam follows. Beefcake nails a middle
rope axe handle on Akeem, Akeem survives the elimination attempt. Beefcake and
Rooster shoulder thrust Akeem, Akeem does not budge. Running high knee from
Beefcake, Akeem is stuck in the ropes. Beefcake & Rooster continue to
double team Akeem, number twenty-six is Barbarian.
attacks Rooster and Beefcake but also goes for Akeem. Beefcake and Barbarian
square off now, Rooster goes after Akeem. Barbarian almost tosses out Beefcake
but Beefcake holds onto the top rope tightly. Akeem squashes Rooster’s
elimination attempts, Barbarian staggers Beefcake with multiple right hands. Akeem
lands his 187 Splash on Rooster, posing for his adoring fans after decimating
Rooster. Number twenty-seven is Big John Studd, slowly walking down to the
Akeem, Studd clubs and smashes Akeem. Akeem rakes the eyes, Studd and Akeem
continue to battle it out in the ring, Studd chokes Akeem in the corner.
Barbarian tries tossing out Rooster, Beefcake helps Rooster. Studd and Akeem
trade control in their battle, neither man backing down from the other. Number
twenty-eight is Hercules, Studd and Akeem continue to battle one another.
Hercules and Rooster are squaring off while Beefcake and Barbarian are doing
twenty-nine is Rick Martel, Martel goes after Akeem but Studd wants Akeem.
Studd is biting Akeem, Martel nails Rooster with a dropkick. Rooster hangs onto
Martel to avoid elimination, Beefcake is trying hard to dump out Barbarian but
Barbarian refuses to be removed from this rumble. Number thirty, the final
entrant is Ted Dibiase. The Million Dollar Man has bought the final place in
the rumble. Dibiase squares off with Rooster, chops in the corner. Taylor does
his Flair flip out of the match courtesy of The Million Dollar Man.
Rooster Has Been Eliminated By Ted Dibiase!
clotheslines and hammers away at Dibiase, Martel and Akeem are battling in the
corner while Studd collides with Barbarian. Hercules has Beefcake in a bearhug,
Beefcake fights out and locks in the sleeper. Dibiase and Barbarian combine to
dump out both.
& Brutus Beefcake Have Been Eliminated By Dibiase & Barbarian!
nails a running powerslam on Martel and a super Diving Headbutt from the top
rope, Barbarian misses a flying shoulder block on Martel. Martel lands a
dropkick and Barbarian goes flying over the top rope.
Has Been Eliminated By Rick Martel!
catches Dibiase in the corner, Martel ducks the clothesline of Akeem. Multiple
dropkicks from Martel, they stagger Akeem but Akeem stops the flying crossbody
of Martel and Akeem dumps Martel over the top rope to the floor.
Martel Has Been Eliminated By Akeem!
directs Akeem to destroy Studd, Akeem splashes Studd. Dibiase says do it one
more time, Akeem goes for the splash. Studd pulls Dibiase in the way, Dibiase
is squished and Akeem is clotheslined to the floor by Studd.
Been Eliminated By Big John Studd!
in panic mode, Studd is in control. Two-handed chokeslam into the corner from
Studd, Studd double arm suplexes Dibiase. Gut-wrench suplex from Studd, massive
clothesline by Studd. Studd throws out Dibiase with ease and Virgil gets his
ass kicked for his interference, Big John Studd is your Royal Rumble winner.
thoughts on this to be honest, it was the first Royal Rumble on pay per view
and it had some good moments. Hogan running wild and Jake scaring Andre with
Damien were both memorable moments. Hogan eliminating Savage adds more fuel to
the fire, Savage being irate with Hogan and teasing that this could be the end,
you know its coming and you know its simply a matter of time and its perfect, I
want to see the end and these two brawl so bad! I thought Jake’s rumble performance
was questionable, Jake was able to get his heat back with Damien but Jake was
essentially mauled by Andre before being tossed out like garbage, not a good
look for the cunning Jake The Snake Roberts. Finally, the last competitors in
this rumble were less than stellar in the fans’ eyes. All great workers and
memorable wrestlers but beyond The Million Dollar Man, did any of them stand a
chance of winning? Akeem? Yes but The Red Rooster? Rick Martel of Strikeforce?
Brutus Beefcake? Hercules? It needed more star-power at the end but Studd throwing
around Dibiase is great fun, Dibiase sells like a boss so it was alright, I
have seen better Rumbles.
That was WWF’s
Royal Rumble 1989, a good pay per view from the WWF. A sign of a good pay per
view is a pay per view that you can breeze through easily without nit-picking it
to death and taking multiple pauses to sit through it and I didn’t have to do
either of those things when it came to this show. It had my favourite opening
match to a WWF pay per view from this era, it was fast and the fans were all
over it, Hart Foundation and Duggan were so beloved by the fans while the
foreign heels of Bravo and The Rougeau Brothers were in full-force on this
night and Duggan’s 2X4 shot was one of the loudest pops of the night. We move
next to the women’s match, it was fine with Sherri being the only real knock on
the match, she was dreadful on commentary but the match was solid.
pose-down is a legendary segment, it makes sense for the wrestlers involved and
an easy way to build a feud in a logical manner. Rude is absolutely antagonizing
in his role while Heenan is the master of crowd manipulation. The angle is well
thought out and I cannot wait for these two to battle at Wrestlemania. Race and
Haku suffered from being given too much time, the right person went over and
Haku would receive the biggest push of his career over the coming months.
Finally, the rumble had its moments as I said, I did not think much of the
final 6 participants but Dibiase carries the ending showing how fearsome Big
John Studd was, Savage and Hogan continue to have troubles and Jake got his
heat back on Andre. Good but not great is what I think of this pay per view,
thanks for reading and remember: There’s always another night!
Hello and welcome to another edition
of Seanomaniac Wrestling Reviews, the only wrestling review series on the
internet that believes in conspiracies more than an anti-AEW fan! It’s time for
Saturday Night’s Main Event of January 1989, days away from the 1989 Royal
Rumble. Deceit, deception and lust in your eyes brother! Randy Savage is
starting to suspect all is not well with his alliance with The Hulkster, The
Ultimate Warrior looks to wipe out The Honky Tonk Man once more! Rambling
promos, bright colours and neon lights, you do not want to miss this! Let’s get
Ron Bass vs Brutus The Barber Beefcake
The loser of
this match will lose some of their precious locks, this feud began with The
Barber attacking Bass who was having his way with a jobber. Bass would have his
revenge, busting open Beefcake with the spurs of his boots. Quite the intense
and bloody angle for the mid-card but I dig it, Bass jumps Beefcake to start
the match. Bass uses his whip before Beefcake backs Bass into the corner,
Beefcake has the whip now with Bass running out of the ring. There is this
comic-like sound effect for the whip, so strange and unnecessary.
Bass reset, Bass nails knees to the ribs. High knee by Beefcake off an Irish
whip reversal, Bass is knocked off the apron multiple times by Beefcake.
Beefcake begins strutting which leads to Bass slowly re-entering the ring.
Lock-up, the two trade blows with Beefcake gaining control with massive right
hands. Fist drop and mounted right hands from Beefcake, Bass is being hammered
by The Barber. Beefcake rams Bass into the turnbuckle, Bass counters Beefcake’s
punches with an inverted atomic drop. Gutbuster from Bass, Bass kicks Beefcake
in the ribs as The Barber is laying across the top rope. Beefcake is out on the
floor, Bass scores with a forearm to the ribs. Massive kick to the mid-section from Bass, Beefcake is taking a
beating at this stage of the match.
to the ribs, right hands from Bass to the ribs of Beefcake. Devastating
piledriver from Bass, Bass gets a two-count as Bass stops the referee’s count.
Beefcake is dropped throat-first on the top rope, Bass toys with Beefcake some
more. Bass nails a clothesline, Beefcake kicks out at two and a half. Bass is
frustrated with the referee, Bass misses a clothesline and runs right into The
Sleeper. Bass begins to fade as Beefcake clamps on the hold in the middle of
the ring, Beefcake is victorious and it looks like The Outlaw will be losing
enjoyable, I like The Outlaw’s work. The way he moves, the way he attacks and
backs up from his opponent, everything seems to be perfect for The Outlaw
character. One mean looking son of a gun too, the over-confident heel is always
a fun thing to see, Beefcake is growing in popularity with each and every show,
not much of a worker but popular with the fans. A note on this shaving,
Beefcake cuts the absolute life out of Bass’ hair. Bass gets one of the most
complete hair shavings I have ever seen in a wrestling ring. Bass resembles
Buzz Sawyer by the end, maybe he just wanted a free haircut.
Brutus The Barber Beefcake over Outlaw Ron Bass via Sleeper!
W/Slick & The Big Bossman vs Hulk Hogan W/ Miss Elizabeth & Randy Macho
Towers vs The Mega-Powers, Hogan throws Slick at Akeem to start this match,
right hands from Hogan to Akeem. Hogan goes after Slick and Bossman, Slick is
thrown onto Bossman. Crowd is going nuts, this is quality. Big right hands,
Akeem blocks the slam, too early for The Hulkster. Akeem struts, getting funky
like a monkey in public if you will! Hogan rams Akeem off opposing turnbuckles,
right hands and a clothesline staggers Akeem. Clothesline to Bossman on the
apron and a clothesline floors Akeem.
Hogan down by the hair, the referee does not see Akeem breaking the rules.
Hogan is fighting out of the arm-wrench, right hands by Hogan and a shoulder
tackle. Axe handle to the head, Akeem is sent crashing into Bossman who bumps
to the floor. Hogan pummels Akeem in the corner, Bossman is on the apron once
more. Hogan whips Akeem to the corner, Akeem pulls the referee in the way,
Bossman clubs Hogan with the nightstick. Akeem holds Hogan while Bossman
attacks, Savage is not rushing out to help Hogan. Akeem nails his splash,
Bossman lands a follow-up splash. Elizabeth runs backstage to get Savage, Akeem
lands another splash.
looking for The Macho Man as Hogan lays in the middle of the ring after a
series of splashes, Akeem is on the middle rope. Hogan dodges Akeem’s splash,
Elizabeth is unable to move Savage. Hogan begins Hulking Up, right hands and
chops. Clothesline floors Akeem, punches to Bosman & Slick. Slick is tossed
into Bossman again, Hogan nails the big boot. Scoop slam from Hogan, Bossman
nails Hogan from ringside with his nightstick. Elizabeth is looking for Savage
who is nowhere to be seen. The Twin Towers are decimating Hogan, Elizabeth is
pleading for mercy for Hogan. Bossman has his handcuffs, Elizabeth is in big
cuffing Elizabeth, here comes The Macho Man Randy Savage with a chair. Savage
has saved Elizabeth and Hulk Hogan, Ventura plants the seeds of doubt in the
minds of everyone, stating that Savage only moved to save Elizabeth and not
Hulk Hogan. Savage puts his hands on Elizabeth, Savage is not a happy WWF
Champion. Savage looks pissed as Elizabeth helps Hogan to the back, The
Mega-Powers are victorious in this battle but is there trouble in paradise?
Super fun match,
nothing better than classic Hogan. Punches, slams and the heels bumping like
absolute Gods for The Hulkster. And, something of substance here as Savage does
not help Hogan, Savage trusts Hogan to stay alive in the match. Why? Why would
Savage act in such fashion? The Macho Man seems to be changing before our very
eyes and I am all in on this feud.
Hulk Hogan over Akeem via DQ!
Intercontinental Championship Match) The Ultimate Warrior © vs Honky Tonk Man
W/ Jimmy Hart
snorts, growls and shouts his way into this match, Honky is as cool as a
cucumber as Warrior does his thing, Honky is so unlikeable a tremendous heel in
his day. The match starts on the floor, Warrior pummels Honky. Honky is pressed
into the ring with ease, leapfrog and boot from Warrior. Hart is on the apron,
noggin-knocker from Warrior. Irish whip and elbow from Warrior, throat toss
from Warrior. Warrior pummels Honky with right hands in the corner, Irish whip
to the opposite corner and we have a shoulder thrust from the champion.
Irish whip but Honky dodges a turnbuckle splash, Jimmy Hart distracts the
referee as Honky nails Warrior repeatedly with a megaphone. Axe handles to the
spine as Honky dances a little, confident in his handy work. Warrior is stomped
in the corner, Jimmy Hart chokes Warrior behind the referee’s back. Honky
continues to stomp Warrior, right hands to the skull of Warrior. However, Warrior
is shaking it all off. One massive slam from the champion but Honky dodges an
elbow drop. Honky is in control, Honky wants to send Warrior into the
turnbuckle but Warrior reverses and Honky meets the turnbuckle about eight
times. Clothesline from Warrior, splash is blocked though by Honky.
a smile before covering Warrior for two, a big powerful kick-out from Warrior.
Clothesline misses from Honky, flying shoulder tackle from Warrior after
ducking the clothesline, it finds the mark and Honky has been defeated,
Ultimate Warrior is still your WWF Intercontinental Champion.
That was a
lot of fun too, liked the touch of Honky having to use The Megaphone to keep
down Warrior, Warrior was shown as so strong you had to find alternative
methods of taking down The Ultimate Warrior. Honky also seemed to have scouted
the offense of Warrior which added to the drama of the match, Honky seemed to
have it all together but one shoulder tackle later, all the hard work was
undone, good stuff and a competitive match from Warrior for what feels like is
the first time.
The Ultimate Warrior over Honky Tonk Man via Flying Shoulder Tackle!
Santana vs The Red Rooster W/ Bobby Heenan
If you are a
fan of Mid-South Wrestling or The UWF, you will know Terry Taylor as quite the
talent and commodity. Memorable matches with Chris Adams if you want to see the
best of Taylor. However, in the WWF Taylor was called The Red Rooster and had an
irate Bobby Heenan as his manager who often berated his client. People say Taylor
fancied himself as Ric Flair, it’s super apparent in the start of this match.
Santana smashes Rooster in the face to begin, nice leapfrog sequence from both
which leads to a dropkick from Santana. Foot on the rope from Rooster, Santana
tries a splash but Rooster blocks with his knees. Double foot stomp and a
beautiful jaw-breaker from Rooster, choke from Rooster.
firing up, right hands to the ribs and face. Double leg take-down from Santana,
Rooster is caught on an Irish whip. Sunset flip countered by Santana, right
hands from Santana. Rooster is rammed into the turnbuckle, Irish whip and
polish hammer to the ribs. Santana drives Rooster into the mat, big back
body-drop from Santana. Figure four is countered by Rooster, Heenan and Rooster
have words on the floor. Rooster shoves back at Heenan, the crowd comes up big
for that. Suplex back into the ring by Santana, Irish whip by Santana. Santana
lowers the head, boot to the head from Rooster. Knee drop from Rooster, two for
from Rooster for two, suplex from Rooster is countered for a small package.
Close two for Santana, neckbreaker is turned into a backslide pin from Santana
for two. Knees by Santana, Irish whip to the corner. Santana comes running in,
boot from Rooster. Massive piledriver from Rooster, two for Rooster. Rooster
and Heenan continue to have words, Rooster is hot now. Santana has his eyes
raked, Irish whip and stun-gun by Rooster. Rooster looks for a sharpshooter,
Santana escapes. Santana ducks a clothesline and clotheslines Rooster to the
floor. Heenan throws Rooster into the ring, Santana takes advantage and rolls
up Rooster from behind, the unbeaten streak is over! Heenan and Rooster
continue to have words, Heenan slaps Rooster in the face. Rooster snaps, huge right
hands from Rooster to Heenan. Irish whip and Heenan is down, the crowd comes
alive for Rooster.
It goes on a
bit long for my liking, the original crowd reaction is long gone by the time it
ends but it looks like Rooster had every chance of being a big star in the WWF.
It will be interesting to see exactly where it goes wrong in the WWF.
Santana over The Red Rooster via Schoolboy!
Perfect vs Koko B. Ware
oh yes! Mr. Perfect has a perfect record in the WWF and Koko is in the perfect
one’s way. Quick start with Koko dropkicking Perfect to the floor, lock-up and
Perfect brings Koko to the corner. Knees and knee-lift brings down Koko, chops
from Perfect. Irish whip reversal from Koko, arm-drag from Koko. Side headlock
from Perfect, leapfrogs from Koko. Arm-drag, knee from Perfect. Clubbing blows
to the back of the head, Koko blocks having his head rammed into the turnbuckle
but Perfect elbows Koko down. Standing dropkick sends Koko to the apron.
back, massive headbutt on Perfect. Clubbing blow to the back, clothesline from
Koko. Koko’s corner attack misses as Perfect dodges, Perfect Plex in the middle
of the ring and this match is over with a perfect finish. Quick squash
showcasing the hot new star in Mr. Perfect. DUD!
Mr. Perfect over Koko B Ware via Perfect Plex!
edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event as it is a big tease of dissent in The
Mega-Powers, it seems Savage only came down when Elizabeth was in danger,
Savage might not care for Hogan after all. A small little addition to the angle
but it is all building and my God, it is going to explode and it will be
tremendous! Thanks for reading and remember: There’s always another night!
Hello and welcome to another edition
of Seanomaniac Wrestling Reviews, the only wrestling review series on the
internet that rates matches on a fairer level than Dave Meltzer! Another
edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event, focusing on the aftermath of The 1988
Survivor Series. A WWF Championship match between Andre & Savage, Hogan
talking with Brother Love and The Ultimate Warrior in action too!
Intercontinental Championship Match) The Ultimate Warrior © vs The Super Ninja
I W/ Mr. Fuji
out chopping and kicking Warrior, Warrior shrugs off Ninja’s attacks. Ninja
misses a clothesline and eats a boot, Ninja rolls to the floor. Military press
slam into the ring, Ninja is rammed into the turnbuckles. Irish whip and
reverse elbow from Warrior, clothesline from Warrior. Military Press Slam and
Ultimate Splash, this match is over!
for Warrior in his first SNME appearance, a little rough around the edges but
you cannot deny the popularity of The Ultimate Warrior. DUD!
The Ultimate Warrior over Super Ninja via Ultimate Splash!
Hernandez vs Virgil W/ Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase
sold the contract of Hercules to Ted Dibiase, Dibiase referred to Hercules as a
slave which bothered Hercules tremendously. Dibiase sends Virgil after Hercules
in this match. It begins with Virgil and Dibiase double teaming Hercules before
Hercules double clotheslines both men. Back body-drop from Hercules and
clothesline knocks Virgil to the floor. Hercules chases Dibiase around the
ring, they enter the ring and Hercules nails Virgil with a clothesline and
punches from Hercules, Dibiase is on the apron distracting Hercules but it is
to no avail. Irish whip and a knee lift from Hercules, stiff clothesline from
Hercules. Another clothesline, Hercules wants a piece of Dibiase but Dibiase
wants no part of Hercules. Right hands by Hercules, Virgil rakes the eyes of
Hercules. Right hands by Virgil, Hercules counters an Irish whip for a
clothesline. Running powerslam from Hercules and this match is over.
squash as Hercules batters Virgil around the ring, went on a little long for my
liking if it was just going to be a squash. However, I want to see Hercules and
Dibiase get it on in the ring, I am sure Dibiase’s selling would make that an
incredible match. Virgil staggers and falls multiple times trying to make it
backstage, a nice little touch from Virgil who sells like Hercules destroyed
him inside of that ring.
Hercules over Virgil via Running Powerslam!
World Heavyweight Championship Match) Randy Macho Man Savage © W/ Miss
Elizabeth vs Andre The Giant W/ Bobby Heenan
out hot, headbutts and chops to the chest. Savage battles back with elbows and
jabs, Andre coconut crushes Savage with ease. Front chancery from Andre, knees
in the corner and shoulder thrusts. Butt bumps from Andre, Savage blocks with
his knees. Andre chops down Savage, another front chancery. Andre chokes Savage
with his singlet, the referee cannot see it as Heenan is distracting this
fights out of the hold but Andre clamps the hold back on, Savage is trying to
escape with everything that he has, the referee is arguing with Elizabeth.
Savage shoves Andre to the corner, shoulder thrusts from Savage. Andre pushes
off Savage, leaning down with an elbow. Headbutt floors Savage, Savage back to
a knee, tries battling Andre. Blatant choke from Andre, Savage jabs Andre in
the throat to escape a hold. Rights and lefts but Andre is far too strong,
choke in the corner cuts off Savage. Running axe handle by Savage, middle rope
axe handle on Andre. Andre is down to one knee, Jake The Snake Roberts is here
at ringside. Jake hides his snake, Heenan and Andre spot Jake.
wishes for Jake to leave, Heenan is on the apron and Andre is panicking about
the possibility of a snake being thrown at him. Savage pleads with Jake to
leave, Jake has a little chat with Savage as we cut to commercial. Savage axe
handles Andre again, Andre chops Savage but Savage battles back with boots to
Andre. Andre is stalling, shouting at Heenan to find that damn snake. Savage is
grabbed by Andre, Andre puts the knees to Savage. Headbutt by Andre, Andre
drops all his weight on Savage. Savage chases off Heenan, Andre chops Savage
back into the ring from the apron. Heenan has found the bag with Damien but
here comes Jake Roberts. Savage pummels Heenan, Andre is stuck in the ropes.
Savage tosses Heenan to the floor and Andre is stuck in the ropes with Jake
coming into the ring with Damien. Andre escapes just in time from the attack of
This was a
whole lot of fun from everyone involved, Andre appearing over-confident against
Savage, Heenan predicting victory in a matter of minutes. It all comes crashing
down as Jake Roberts brings Damien to ringside, leading to Andre freaking out.
Great story-telling with a finish that makes me dying to see Andre vs Jake,
hope it lives it up to the hype.
Flag Raised Match) Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs Boris Zhukov
to be in the middle of a program between Duggan and Bravo, Duggan starts off
with an atomic drop and clothesline. Lock-up, Zhukov nails a few right hands
and goes for an Irish whip. Duggan reverses but lowers his head, Zhukov smashes
Duggan in the face with a boot. Duggan rallies though, big rights and lefts
before a missed elbow drop. Zhukov bites the head of Duggan, Irish whip to the
corner but Duggan explodes out with a clothesline. Irish whip and a scoop slam
from Duggan, Three-Point Stance Tackle from Duggan for the win. Old Glory is raised
as this match was pure squash!
Hacksaw Jim Duggan over Boris Zhukov via Three Point Stance Tackle!
Love & Hulk Hogan Segment
down to the ring despite Hogan being the advertised guest, Hogan will not be
standing idle for long though. Brother Love insults Hogan over and over,
leading to The Hulkster getting more irritated by the second. Hogan steals
Brother Love’s microphone, Hogan is in ass-kicking mode. Brother Love and Slick
go too far, Hogan tosses Slick to the floor and Brother Love makes the mistake
of attacking Hogan. Scoop slam from Hogan, Hogan poses and pulls handcuffs from
his kneepad. Hogan clotheslines Brother Love over the top rope, embarrassed by
Fabulous Rougeau Brothers W/ Jimmy Hart vs The Wild Stallions
Powers start us off, side headlock from Jacque. Shoulder block and dropkick
from Jacque, Powers holds his head in pain. Tag to Raymond, side headlock from
Powers. Jacque is back in, Powers nails ten punches in the corner but Jimmy
Hart nails Powers with his megaphone in the knee. Jacque tags Raymond. Assisted
gutbuster from Jacque, Raymond forearms Powers in the back. Tag to Jacque,
flying reverse elbow from Jacque.
to the corner is reversed by Powers, Jacque tries a middle rope crossbody and
Powers tags Roma. Elbow to Raymond, powerslam to Jacque. Missile dropkick on
Raymond for two, Jacque and Powers are brawling. Raymond rakes the eyes, Roma
is caught for The Fabulous Rougeau’s finish which wipes out Roma. Another match
that is far too quick to get a rating out of it, at least The Fabulous Rougeau
Brothers are getting some heel heat.
Fabulous Rougeau Brothers over Wild Stallions!
Saturday Night’s Main Event, no major moments here but all the major angles are
advancing, Jake vs Andre is looking like a stellar feud heading into 1989 and
Hulk Hogan vowing revenge against Slick and The Big Bossman looks like another
solid feud heading into 1989. We have another Saturday Night’s Main Event
before we reach The Royal Rumble, let’s keep the positivity going! Thanks for
reading and remember: There’s always another night!