Monday 30 March 2020

WWF Survivor Series 1990 Review

Survivor Series (1990) - Wikipedia

Hello and welcome to another edition of Seanomaniac Wrestling Reviews, the only wrestling review series on the internet with more tekkers than Zack Sabre Jr! It’s WWF Survivor Series 1990, where every match is an elimination tag match! My past reviews of this event have been harsh at times, but looking at the roster for this event, it is absolutely stacked! Every match filled with star-power and wrestlers who can make this a fun and exciting watch. Noticeably, this does not feature Rick Rude who had left the WWF after a dispute with Vince Mcmahon, a shame for sure because Rude will be missed by me for sure. Also, the survivors of every match tonight will be lumped into a big survivor of all survivor series match to decide who truly is the king when it comes to Survivor Series. We also have two debuts happening on this who, one would be legendary and the other would live on in infamy. Let’s do this!

The Perfect Team (Mr. Perfect/Demolition) W/ Mr. Fuji & Bobby Heenan vs The Warriors (Ultimate Warrior/Texas Tornado/Legion Of Doom)

Demolition and LOD’s feud continues with Warrior being wrapped up in their feud too while Perfect and Tornado have been feuding over the Intercontinental Championship. Everyone has a reason to be in this match and that is such a huge contrast to the 2008 Survivor Series that I just reviewed a few days before watching this. Piper on commentary just does not do it for me in any shape or form, things begin with Smash and Animal. Animal jumps Smash, right hands and a knee lift. To the buckle, elbow to the head with Team Warrior getting in cheap shots. Irish whip but Animal ducks his head, right hands from Smash. Perfect nails a cheap shot, Smash lands a snap suplex for two.

Perfect tags in, right hands to Animal. Tag to Smash, whip with Animal landing a massive powerslam, Perfect is bounced around by the babyfaces with atomic drops and clotheslines. Animal tags Tornado, Smash drags Tornado back to the corner. In comes Ax, rights and lefts. Irish whip reversal from Tornado to the buckle, Claw on Ax. Smash makes the save but Tornado tags Warrior. Clothesline, flying shoulder tackle and one Ultimate Splash later, it’s bye bye for Ax.

Ax Has Been Eliminated!

Crush comes running in, scoop slam from Warrior. Scoop slam for Smash, Perfect is tossed to the floor but Crush clotheslines Warrior down. Tag to Smash, back-breaker with Crush tagging back in for a diving knee drop. Two for Crush, Crush whips Warrior to the buckle. Warrior boots down Crush, in comes Hawk. Perfect is in the ring, Hawk chokes Perfect and nails a clothesline. Whip to the buckle, make it double. Perfect dodges Hawk’s attack, Hawk hits the ring-post hard. Smash is in, Crush and Smash double team Hawk. Back-breaker from Crush, tag to Perfect. Perfect lands rights and lefts before tagging Smash, Smash eats rights from Hawk before a drop toehold stops the flurry of Hawk. Irish whip by Smash, Hawk ducks and lands a flying clothesline, fist drop and clothesline. Hawk is on the top rope, Diving Clothesline from Hawk. Demolition and LOD begin brawling and both teams are disqualified.

LOD & Demolition Have Been Eliminated!

Perfect is all alone against Warrior and Tornado, Perfect regroups and says he wants Tornado. Warrior tags in Tornado, Perfect jumps Tornado before Tornado turns the tide. Right knocks Perfect to the floor, Tornado brings Perfect in the hard way and clothesline Perfect out the other side of the ring. Warrior comes around and noggin knockers Heenan and Perfect, Tornado whips Perfect to the buckle. Tornado misses though and hit the ring-post shoulder-first. Knee-lift from Perfect, Tornado blocks the rights of Perfect and tees off before Perfect eye pokes Tornado. Tornado is rammed into the exposed buckle, I do not know when it was ripped off but Perfect scores with The Perfect-Plex for the elimination.

Texas Tornado Has Been Eliminated!

Warrior comes charging in and hits the same exposed buckle when Perfect dodges the corner splash. Perfect-Plex, 1…2… Warrior kicks out! Perfect delivers a beautiful standing dropkick for two, massive chops to a kneeling Warrior from Perfect. Irish whip and a clothesline from Perfect for two, Warrior is rallying though. Perfect’s blows are being answered by Warrior, two quick clotheslines, make it three. Flying shoulder tackle and The Ultimate Splash for the win!

So this was ok, it is a big match to kick off the event which I appreciate for sure but the feud was mainly between Demolition and LOD with Warrior being the man who evens out the feud, LOD and Demolition get counted out which is disappointing for sure. Perfect was excellent in this match, being the marathon man. The exposed buckle into the Perfect Plex was great which could lead to a rematch between the two, Warrior does his regular song and dance with the fans buying into it for sure. Overall, a nice easy watch but not much in terms of substance.

Winner: The Ultimate Warrior over Mr. Perfect via Ultimate Splash!

The Dream Team (Dusty Rhodes/Koko B. Ware/Hart Foundation) vs The Million Dollar Team (Ted Dibiase/Rhythm & Blues/??????) W/ Jimmy Hart & Virgil

So this match is built around Dibase vs Rhodes, two different lifestyles and two very different athletes. Dibiase had stolen Sapphire from Rhodes and even attacked Dusty’s son Dustin, busting open the young Rhodes. So to say this was exciting for me would be an understatement. I would much prefer a brawl between those two but it’s alright, I can settle for this big tag match for now. Also who is the secret partner? Well, it’s The mother of all debuts in The Undertaker led to the ring by Brother Love.

Taker stares a hole through The Dream Team, Bret steps in to wrestle Taker. Taker does not blink, a boot to kick us off and a whip. Bret ducks the clothesline but runs into a massive choke, Bret tags in Neidhart. Shoulder block does nothing, scoop slam from Taker. In comes Koko, Koko misses a splash and is smacked off the top rope. Tombstone Piledriver from Taker and it is goodnight for Koko.

Koko Has Been Eliminated!

Bret staggers Taker with right hands or at least Bret thinks so, it does not however as Taker looks at Bret and tags in Valentine. Bret tags Dusty, they lock-up. Valentine chops Dusty in the corner, Dusty elbows his way out. Tag to Neidhart, axe handle to the arm of Valentine. Tag to Bret, more shots to the arm. Whip from Bret to the corner, Valentine blocks with a knee. Tag to Honky, stomps from Honky. Kick to the chest, Bret elbows his way free and nails a shoulder block. However, Honky counters with a knee to the ribs. Bret tags Neidhart which Honky never sees, Honky whips Bret but Bret reverses and ducks as Neidhart catches Honky and delivers The Anvil Flattener for the elimination.

Honky Tonk Man Has Been Eliminated!

Dibiase comes in wasting no time and chops Neidhart. Neidhart is whipped to the corner but explodes out with a clothesline, tag to Dusty. Dusty unloads massive elbows on Dibiase, whip and a dropkick from Dusty. Tag to Neidhart, double elbow for two. Suplex for two, Dibiase eats a shoulder block. Neidhart goes to run the ropes, Virgil trips Neidhart. Dibiase nails a clothesline and eliminates Neidhart.

Jim Neidhart Has Been Eliminated!

Bret comes in attacking Dibiase before tagging Dusty, Dusty is eye raked and clotheslined by Dibiase. In comes Taker, kick to the back of the head. Dusty is knocked back to his corner, tag to Bret. Taker chokes Bret in the corner, tag to Valentine. Dibiase comes in, Bret tees off on Dibiase. Inverted atomic drop and tag to Dusty, chop on Dibiase. Elbow, make it three. Taker tags in, shot to the back from Taker. Irish whip into a knee lift, Taker is on the top rope. Diving axe handle and Dusty is gone, Taker tosses Dusty to the floor.

Dusty Rhodes Has Been Eliminated!

Brother Love stomps Dusty, Dusty goes after Brother Love. Taker tags Valentine which leaves Taker to assaulting Dusty. Taker battles backstage with Dusty, being counted out in the process. Valentine tries a figure four on Bret but Bret counters for a small package and gets the elimination.

Undertaker & Greg Valentine Have Been Eliminated!

Dibiase tries a sneak attack, Bret lands an atomic drop and a beautiful plancha to the floor followed by right hands. Back in the ring, Dibiase begs for mercy. Bret grabs the leg, stomp to the gut. Knee by Dibiase, they are in the corner. Rights and uppercuts from Bret, whip with Dibiase reversing and Bret hits the buckle hard sternum-first. Two for Dibiase, chops in the corner. Bret is whipped to the buckle hard, Dibiase ducks looking for the back body drop but Bret manages a backslide pin for two. Side headlock by Bret, Dibiase shoves off Bret and trips over Dibiase’s leg. Bret looks hurt but Bret fakes the injury, O Connor roll for two. Virgil grabs Bret, Dibiase knees Virgil off the apron.

School boy for two, the crowd is rocking. Back-breaker and middle rope elbow drop by Bret for a close two, Irish whip by Bret is reversed by Dibiase. Bret ducks the clothesline and Bret lands a flying crossbody but Dibiase rolls through and grabs both legs to steal the win with Bret uttering Fuck as the result sets in on The Hitman. The crowd reacts big for Bret following the conclusion of the match.

That was an interesting one for sure, a memorable debut for Taker but I did not get the confrontation between Rhodes and Dibiase that I expected, that feud took the backseat to Bret shining through once more when given the chance and Undertaker making the noise he needed to hit a homerun when it came to debuting. I guess it was just not what I expected or wanted from the match, I would rather a brawl between Dusty and Dibiase because the angle seemed to be so intense and hate-filled which would have made a compelling match. However, Bret continues to be awesome when given the chance, this and the Summerslam 90 tag match are a great end to Bret’s 1990 pay per view run.

Winner: Ted Dibiase over Bret Hart via Roll-Up!

The Visionaries (Rick Martel/Warlord/Power & Glory) W/Slick vs The Vipers (Jake Roberts/Jimmy Snuka/The Rockers)

This has a lot of steam to it too with Martel blinding Roberts on the Brother Love show, Roberts has no vision out of his eye due to the heinous assault of Martel while Power & Glory took out the leg of Michaels which led to The Rockers being easily defeated at Summerslam by the duo. Warlord is here and so is Snuka, I assume they have had issues. Warlord and Jannetty begin, power vs speed. Warlord continues to miss as Jannetty slaps Warlord while escaping before Warlord corners Jannetty. Jannetty avoids a corner clothesline and lands a slingshot kick, two missed dropkicks for Jannetty though.

Jannetty slides through the legs of Warlord, nailing Power and Glory. Tag to Michaels, sunset flip on Warlord for two. Warlord throws Michaels to the corner, here comes Martel. Michaels rams Martel into the buckle, Michaels lands a hip-toss and a dropkick. Monkey flip out of the corner, tag to Roberts. Martel scrambles out of the ring, here is Roma. Roma lands big rights, leapfrog before eating a right hand from Roberts. Arm-wringer from Roberts, tag to Snuka. Axe handles from Snuka, Roma backs away from Snuka. Roma tags Hercules, side headlock. Shoulder block by Hercules, Snuka leapfrogs and lands a massive chop. Tag to Warlord, the two meet in the middle of the ring before Snuka runs into a scoop slam.

Warlord misses an elbow drop, dropkick from Snuka. Tag to Jannetty, eye rake from Warlord who clamps on a bearhug. Jannetty escapes with a ear clap, middle rope axe handle connects for Jannetty but Jannetty tries again and dives into a Powerslam from Warlord.

Marty Jannetty Has Been Eliminated!

In comes Michaels who lands a hurricanrana with punches thanks to a shove from Roberts. Lefts and rights from a now legal Roberts, Warlord whips Roberts to the buckle. Clothesline by Roberts but Warlord is still on his feet, whip to the buckle again but Roberts blocks with a knee and a clothesline. In comes Michaels who pins Warlord but Warlord presses Michaels to the floor, Warlord tags in Roma. Elbow drop on Michaels, vicious stomps. Tag to Warlord, big back body drop from Warlord. Tag to Hercules, two for Hercules. Whip and a massive clothesline from Hercules, tag to Martel. Knee drop for two, Michaels is scrambling.

Axe handle from Martel, stomps and clubbing blows in the corner. Back-breaker for two, tag to Roma. Michaels does his flip out of the corner, tag to Martel. Martel covers for two, hard Irish whip with Michaels dodging the corner splash. Martel hits the ring-post shoulder first and here comes Snuka. Rights and lefts, whip to the buckle with a back body drop. Right hand, whip with Martel reversing, Snuka ducks and nails a flying headbutt for two. Martel is bounced off the buckle, Snuka is reversed off an Irish whip. Snuka tries a middle rope crossbody but Martel rolls through and grabs the tights for the elimination.

Jimmy Snuka Has Been Eliminated!

Martel is in the ring with Roberts, Roberts corners Martel but Martel manages to escape the grasp of Roberts. Roberts has a look of pure frustration on his face as Hercules enters the ring to do battle with Roberts. Roberts looks to the crowd for support before nailing a knee lift on Hercules, Roberts signals for the DDT but Hercules escapes the hold. Hercules regroups and gets battered by Roberts before Martel clotheslines Roberts from the apron, stomps from Hercules. Tag to Roma, stomps to Roberts. Scoop slam, Roma is on the top rope. Diving fist drop misses, Roberts tags Michaels. Roma begs off, flying elbow from Michaels.

Roma reverses the Irish whip but walks into a suplex, Michaels is on the middle rope. Diving elbow drop for two, Roma misses a right hand. Atomic drop, Hercules is now legal. Michaels dropkicks Roma but Hercules elbows Michaels down. Rights by Hercules, left jabs too. Irish whip into a clothesline, gorilla press slam from Hercules. Tag to Martel, rights and lefts from Martel. Tag to Hercules, Hercules and Roma look for their finish. Power Plex and Michaels has been eliminated.

Shawn Michaels Has Been Eliminated!

Again the crowd comes alive for the half-blind Roberts, Roberts has his back against the corner, staying well away from The Visionaries’ corner. Hercules lands rights and lefts in the corner, tag to Warlord. Hard Irish whip to the corner into the bearhug, Roberts counters with a right hand. Shot to Hercules, the referees are with Hercules. Scoop slam attempt from Warlord, Roberts nails his DDT. Martel tries to blind Roberts, Roberts dodges and brings out Damian and chases Martel backstage. Roberts gets counted out as The Visionaries survive with all the team intact.

Roberts was tremendous in this match, the man is a killer when it comes to detail in his matches. Roberts selling the story of being alone and overwhelmed but fighting until the end is great, his expressions are tremendous and the crowd feels and reacts accordingly. The in-ring action was not much but a good showcase for The Rockers, Warlord and Martel. All building towards Roberts vs Martel.

Winners: Team Visionaries over Team Viper via Count Out!

The Hulkamaniacs (Hulk Hogan/Hacksaw Jim Duggan/Tugboat/Big Bossman) vs The Natural Disasters (Earthquake/Dino Bravo/The Barbarian/Haku) W/ Bobby Heenan & Jimmy Hart

There might not be no Rick Rude but this match has a lot going on it as Dino Bravo and especially Earthquake have almost left Hulkamania in tatters, Earthquake had smashed his way through many babyfaces and even Hogan on the way to this match. Hogan has assembled his allies who would love to batter Earthquake and Bobby Heenan, this should be a good match.

Duggan and Haku to start, loud USA chants to kick us off. Lock-up, rights and lefts thrown by both. Haku misses a middle rope crossbody, big clotheslines from Duggan. More forearms, whip to the ropes and an elbow to the throat. Another whip into a clothesline, Haku dodges the elbow drop. Haku tags Bravo, inverted atomic drop and tag to Barbarian. Chops and kicks before a tag to Haku, elbow with Duggan tagging Bossman on the way down. Bossman tees off on Haku with rights and lefts but Haku counters with a dropkick on Bossman. Bossman manages to reverse an Irish whip and lands his Bossman Slam for the elimination.

Haku Has Been Eliminated!

In comes Barbarian, Bossman makes Barbarian eat a massive big boot. Heenan is on the apron, Bossman rams Heenan into the ring-post. Barbarian reverses an Irish whip for a suplex, Barbarian misses a middle rope elbow drop. Bossman tags Duggan, Duggan reverses an Irish whip. Barbarian ducks the clothesline but eats the back body drop, Barbarian tags in Earthquake. Bravo and Earthquake take it to Duggan, butt splashes before Duggan escapes. Duggan tries a scoop slam but Earthquake shuts that down, clothesline by Duggan, make it double. On third attempt, Jimmy Hart pulls down the rope. Duggan gives chase and smacks Earthquake with his 2X4, getting disqualified in the process.

Jim Duggan Has Been Eliminated!

In comes Hogan, scoop slams for Barbarian and Bravo. Hogan manages to slam Earthquake, corner clothesline. Ten punches for good measure, Earthquake stops it though and lands a powerslam. Earthquake tags in Bravo, big elbow drop from Bravo. Make it two, stomps from Bravo. Hogan catches Bravo in a small package, Hogan eliminates Bravo.

Dino Bravo Has Been Eliminated!

Hogan tags Bossman, flurry of punches on Earthquake. Bossman attempts a diving crossbody but Earthquake stops that catching Bossman. Hogan comes in and pushes Bossman over for the pin, two for Bossman. Bossman is whipped to the ropes, Barbarian gets in a cheap shot. Bossman drops to the mat, elbow drops from Earthquake and Bossman is eliminated.

Big Bossman Has Been Eliminated!

Hogan comes in, boot to Earthquake. A right hand to Barbarian on the apron, Hogan tries to slam Earthquake twice but Earthquake is too heavy and falls on Hogan for a two count. Earthquake misses an elbow drop and Hogan tags Tugboat, shoulder block to Earthquake. Tugboat lands a right on Barbarian before action spills to the floor, Tugboat and Earthquake brawl on the floor before getting counted out. We have Barbarian and Hogan as the last two, what an interesting last two.

Earthquake & Tugboat Have Been Eliminated!

Barbarian takes control of Hogan, elbows and chops. Hogan is in the corner, rights and lefts from Barbarian, a piledriver connects beautifully. Two for Barbarian, Irish whip by Barbarian with both men colliding with a double clothesline. Massive boot from Barbarian, Barbarian is climbing to the top rope for his finishing manoeuvre. Hogan is all over the place, Diving Clothesline connects! 1….2.. Hogan kicks out! Barbarian’s punches have no effect, Hogan Hulks Up with the crowd reacting big time, you know what is next brother. Right hands, big boot and one Atomic Leg Drop, this match is over.

Again, I am left a little disappointed when this match is over, I was looking forward to Hogan vs Earthquake and again you tease and do not deliver, you allow a big match to take place at Summerslam but end in DQ, the next step I thought would be ending it as Survivor Series but Earthquake gets counted out? Come on, thought Bossman could have played a bigger role in this match and Tugboat too, the booking has not been the strongest on this show.

Winner: Hulk Hogan over Barbarian via Atomic Leg Drop!

The Allilance (Nikolai Volkoff/Tito Santana/The Bushwhackers) vs The Mercenaries (Sgt. Slaughter/Boris Zhukov/Orient Express) W/ General Adnan & Mr. Fuji

Boris and The Bushwhackers start, double clothesline from The Bushwhackers. In comes Santana, Boris tries an Irish whip. Santana ducks the clothesline and lands The Flying Forearm for the elimination.

Boris Zhukov Has Been Eliminated!

Sato & Tanaka attack Santana before Sato superkicks Tanaka by mistake, Santana tags in Luke who combines with Butch for a Battering Ram. Luke covers Sato for the elimination, seconds later Santana nails Tanaka with a Flying Forearm.

The Orient Express Have Been Eliminated!

Slaughter is all alone, in comes Volkoff. Clubbing blows and knees from Volkoff, Slaughter turns the tide with a vicious clothesline and a series of elbow drops. Volkoff is punched in the mid-section, Slaughter lands big blows on Volkoff who is against the ropes. Volkoff rallies before an eye rake from Slaughter, Slaughter rams Volkoff head-first into the buckle. Headlock with a right hand, whip off the ropes and a big dropkick from Slaughter. Elbow drop and a three count for Slaughter.

Nikolai Volkoff Has Been Eliminated!

Butch and Luke take it to Slaughter with a double clothesline and clubbing blows before Luke misses a top rope splash. Gut-buster from Slaughter and Luke has been eliminated. In comes Butch who is whipped into the corner and eats a stiff lariat for the elimination.

Bushwhackers Have Been Eliminated!

Slaughter celebrates prematurely as Santana lands a dropkick, flying dropkick for good measure. Monkey flip attempt but Slaughter shoves off Santana, neck-breaker from Slaughter for two. Back-breaker for two, Santana battles back but an eye rake slows him down. Delayed vertical suplex from Slaughter, two for Slaughter. Slaughter misses a knee drop, Santana has a headlock. Slaughter shoves Santana into the referee, elbows to the neck from Slaughter. Irish whip but Santana counters for a Flying Forearm, General Adnan enters the ring and smashes Santana with the flag in the lower back. Slaughter applies The Camel Clutch but the referee disqualifies Slaughter for Adnan’s interference.

So that was a filler match for sure and boy did it feel like one. That being said, you go through all of that making Slaughter look tough only to lose, I mean what’s the point? I simply just do not care for this match and as the pay per view went on, the tag format and its formulaic eliminations just ebbed away at the wrestling reviewer inside of me.

Winner: Tito Santana over Sgt. Slaughter via DQ!

Team Dibiase (Ted Dibiase & The Visionaries) W/ Virgil & Slick vs Team Hogan (Hulk Hogan/The Ultimate Warrior/ Tito Santana)

Following Randy Savage demanding a WWF World Heavyweight Championship Match with Ultimate Warrior and the awful Gooker debut, we have the grand finale match between all the survivors of the night’s previous matches. Its 5 on 3, the teams are simply not even.

Wait a minute, Warlord stands across from the 3 babyfaces and Warlord gets smashed by Hogan and Warrior before a Santana Flying Forearm ends Warlord’s night.

Warlord Has Been Eliminated!

Roma suplexes Santana, tag to Dibiase. Knee drop and suplex by Dibiase, Santana fights back with an Irish whip to the buckle and a big back body drop. Santana tries the flying forearm but Dibiase ducks and lands a stun-gun for the elimination.

Tito Santana Has Been Eliminated!

In comes Hogan who runs wild on Dibiase before a boot and clothesline from Dibiase ends Hogan’s offense. Tag to Hercules who knocks the stuffing out of Hogan before a tag to Roma. Flying double axe handle by Roma, clubbing blows to the corner. Tag to Martel, more clubbing blows. Tag to Hercules, big rights from Hercules, measuring Hogan and scoring right between the eyes every single time. Hogan is rammed off the buckle, tag to Dibiase. Middle rope axe handle and knee drop for two, falling fist drops from Dibiase. Another two for Dibiase, tag to Hercules. Right hands, Hercules wants the power plex. Tag to Roma, Power Plex and Hogan powers out at two. Axe Bomber on Roma and it’s over for Roma.

Paul Roma Has Been Eliminated!

Martel comes in, clubbing blows to Hogan. Irish whip ducking the head, Hogan counters with a boot. Tag to Warrior who stomps the life out of Martel, shots to every member of Team Dibiase on the apron, Warrior draws his strength and slams Martel over and over. Tag to Hogan, right hands. Big boot from Hogan, clothesline to the floor with Martel holding his face and saying screw this match.

Rick Martel Has Been Eliminated!

Dibiase is in there with Hogan, big punches from Dibiase but Hogan reverses the Irish whip with Dibiase eating a corner clothesline. Dibiase begs for mercy, Hogan pulls Dibiase out of the corner. Hercules is smacked off the apron, big boot to Dibiase and an Atomic Leg Drop for the elimination, Hercules runs in and eats a scoop slam. Warrior nails his clotheslines and flying shoulder tackle before The Ultimate Splash ends this match.

Was entertaining and thankfully, brief compared to the other matches on the card. Anything substantial? Not really, no real drama coming from this match as Warrior and Hogan overcome their foes with relative ease. Did I want something more? Well, Dibiase is challenging for the championship tomorrow so perhaps he should have walked away from this match, citing his championship match as more important than this elimination match? That makes more sense to me but they seem to be very high on The Model at the moment too and I thought at least one of them would walk away from this match.

Team Hogan over Team Dibiase via Ultimate Splash!

That was WWF’s Survivor Series 1990, another pay per view where I held high expectations and they just were not met when all was said and done. Like Wrestlemania and Summerslam, I am left thinking why certain decisions were made and in retrospect, were they the correct decisions? We kick off with Team Warrior vs Team Perfect, Perfect feels shoehorned into this role as Warrior had been the other man tagging with LOD against Demolition, Perfect is excellent when it comes to being in the ring but we do not get a whole lot of that as the eliminations come thick and fast. Saving the LOD vs Demolition feud I understand but the way the feud was protected fell so flat. Team Dibiase vs Team Rhodes delivered but not in the way I was hoping, I enjoyed Bret vs Dibiase, an excellent showcase for Bret where the crowd believed that Dibiase would be toppled and of course, Undertaker wrecked everyone in sight showing that The Deadman was here and not to be messed with. I still wanted Rhodes vs Dibiase, their angle had been great in my eyes and I wanted that confrontation. Team Viper vs Team Visionaries was building toward Roberts vs Martel, the action was alright so I will give it a pass while Team Slaughter vs Team Tito was boring and the finish really did not work for me at all. Team Hogan vs Team Earthquake was disappointing for me, I thought we would see what is next for Hogan, Hogan had been feuding with Earthquake and I did not see it being a Wrestlemania match so I am wondering where we go from here? In this going to end up like the Perfect feud? Killed on a Saturday Night’s Main Event? The main event was fine, entertaining and brief. For me, I am glad that these events will be soon broken up by singles matches because I think even with a small card, these matches can feel too much of the same, the rapid-fire eliminations the heel being counted out or a DQ to protect them form being pinned, two people being counted out to stretch out their feud, it is all there and I just think breaking it up with other types of matches make the events an easier watch. Thanks for reading and remember: there’s always another night!

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