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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Summer Slam 1990

Today in 1990 the WWF held its annual Summer Slam PPV.  This year it was at the Spectrum in Philadelphia

  Here are the results:   
- Hercules & Paul Roma defeated The Rockers via countout.
- Kerry Von Erich defeated Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig to win the WWF Intercontinental Title. Von Erich was a replacement for Brutus Beefcake, who had been seriously injured in a parasailing accident.  This would be Von Erich's only championship in the WWF.
- Sherri Martel defeated Sapphire via forfeit when she didn't appear for the match.  It was later revealed that Sapphire had joined with Ted DiBiase, leaving Dusty Rhodes.
- The Warlord defeated Tito Santana.
- The Hart Foundation defeated Demolition (Smash & Crush) in three falls to win the WWF World Tag Team Title.  Demolition won the first fall when Crush pinned Hart, the Foundation won the second fall when Demolition was disqualified, and the Foundation won the third fall when Hart pinned Crush after an appearance by the Legion Of Doom. Interesting to note that in the past, if a disqualification took place during a three fall tag title match, the title would not change hands in the WWF, however that rule was inexplicably changed for this bout.
- Jake Roberts defeated Bad News Brown via disqualification.
- Hacksaw Jim Duggan & Nikolai Volkoff defeated The Orient Express.
- Randy Savage defeated Dusty Rhodes in under three minutes when Ted DiBiase and Sapphire distracted him.
- Hulk Hogan defeated Earthquake via countout.

The Main Event
 WWF Heavyweight Title in a Steel Cage Math
The Ultimate Warrior (Champion) vs Ravishing Rick Rude

Friday, August 26, 2011

In Case You Missed (Ric Flair Edition)

Today on Shane Ryan had a very extensive and well written article on the personal mess that is Ric Flair's life.

  Click here to read and prepare to be amazed and depressed and just plain sad.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Match of the Day

 SummerSlam 1998, August 30th at Madison Square Garden

For the Intercontinental Championship in a Ladder Match

The Rock (Champion) w/Mark Henry vs Triple H w/Chyna

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Match of the Day

Today's match is from Feb 1984 and just before the WWF turned some of the legends of pro wrestling into cartoon characters.   This battle royal was in St Louis MO,  the hotbed of pro wrestling west of the Mississippi.
The fans loved it and it was a ring full of some of the biggest names in the sport then and now.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tuesday in Texas

Today while listening to a great podcast, The Place To Be, the host were talking about the WWF PPV
 Tuesday in Texas from December of 1991 I thought I needed to post this clip.

After a so so match between Macho Man Randy Savage and Jake The Snake Roberts, the after match doings were probably the best I have seen ever.   Jake too his heel persona to the moon by hitting Miss Elizabeth and then cut the promo of his career.   Announcers Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan were tremendous and actually seemed incensed and flabbergasted by the events in the ring.   Then Mean Gene Okerlund did a great job in being offended by Jake's little speech.   It was the perfect storm for all involved and the crowd reaction of complete disbelief is something you just dont see anymore.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Saturday Night's Main Event Battle Royal

The big Battle Royal from Saturday Night's Main Event on March 14th 1987

and somehow "The Genius" Lanny Poffo manages to blade and bleed like a stuck hog...why? we will never know.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ric Flair vs Road Warrior Hawk 1986

first the set up

then the match in Philadelphia at the Great American Bash on Tour

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Match of the Day

Our Match today is from Summer Slam 1993.   Held August 30th 1993 a the Palace of Auburn Hills outside of Detroit Michigan.   This match features the hometown heroes The Steiner Brothers defending the WWF Tag Team Titles against the Heavenly Bodies of Smoky Mountain Wrestling.
The match itself is ok but the play by play and commentary of Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan is just tremendous, well Bobby is GREAT as always but the horribly bad announcing of VKM is at his all time badness.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Match of the Day

Our Match of the Day today is from Summer Slam 2002.  Held at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island NY on August 25th 2002.

The main event for the WWE Undisputed Heavyweight Championship

The Champion The Rock vs Brock Lesnar