Happy Saturday Everyone!
I’ve been meaning to give this one a review for a while as I don’t think I’ve ever properly sat down to watch any of it outside of the Main Event, and that’s a lot of fun so hopefully the rest of the card will be good also!
This show came about because Vince McMahon was doing his usual Cyril Sneer act of helping himself whilst not hurting the competition by running a pay per view directly opposite Starrcade. He also strong armed a bunch of pay per view providers to not show Starrcade, even though JCP were happy to move their show to a different timeslot in order to accommodate him.
Stunts like this are why I’m glad a company like AEW exists because if Vince had gotten his way then I think all other wrestling companies would be annihilated by now and he’d just be training bodybuilders and failed sports stars at the Performance Centre.
The event ended up being a success so they kept it around, although its importance has wavered a lot in recent years and it’s probably the weakest of the “Big Four” pay per view events, even though the elimination match concept can be fun.
The event is emanating from Richfield, Ohio on the 26th of November 1987
Calling the action are Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura
We get to see the commentary team make their entrance here and they do the pre-show preamble. This takes quite a while actually, which was something the WWF would get better at the more they got used to this whole pay per view thing.
The Honky Tonk Man and his team make nefarious Heel comments, with Honky promising to attack Elizabeth should the opportunity arise.
Randy Savage and his team retort, and its wacky guys being wacky, which means it is great fun.
5 Vs 5 Elimination Contest
WWF Intercontinental Champ The Honky Tonk Man, King Harley Race, The Mighty Hercules, Danny Davis and The Outlaw Ron Bass w/ Jimmy Hart and Bobby Heenan
Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake w/ The Lovely Miss. Elizabeth
There are two main feuds and storylines going on here, as Honky had angered Savage by attacking Liz, Steamboat by cheating him out of the IC Title, Roberts by hitting him with a guitar and Beefcake by avoiding getting his haircut, so all four of them want to kill him. This is a good example of why he was such an effective character as he could run lucrative matches with all four guys and fans would pay through the nose to see it as they all had a realistic chance of defeating him. The other feud going on is Race and Duggan doing the Royalty Vs Commoner thing.
The crowd reactions are fantastic here by the way, as they are hot for basically everything, with the Heels getting booed out of the building and the babyfaces getting cheered like conquering heroes. Beefer runs wild on the Heels with hip tosses to start, and the crowd loves that. This is possibly one of the best crowds of all-time and we’re only 13 minutes into the show! Not all of the wrestling is great here, but the match has good energy and the crowd covers for some of the weaker action by being so into it. Race and Duggan quickly fight to the floor and they are counted out so that they can continue fighting one another on House Shows.
Elimination #1 and #2 – Harley Race and Jim Duggan fight to a double count out
Bass and Savage do a bit next, with Bass struggling to keep up but it’s mostly okay. Savage of course was near his peak as an in-ring performer here. Beefcake ends up getting a blind tag and catches Bass with a running high knee for the pin. Bass and Beefcake would end up in a proper feud following this where Bass bludgeoned Beefcake with the spurs on his boots and Beefcake got revenge by shaving Bass’ head.
Elimination #3 – Ron Bass by Brutus Beefcake (1) – High Knee
Beefcake gets cut off for a bit following that pin though, which leads to the Heels working him over. Beefcake sells that pretty well and the crowd continues to be fantastic as they cheer and make noise for him. Honky and Beefcake would end up wrestling one another at WrestleMania IV, so they do a bit together here and it’s decent, with Honky mostly working over the arm of Brother Bruti. Honky Tonk ends up selling an Atomic Drop in wonderful fashion, leading to Beefcake making a comeback instead of making a tag. The commentary team mention that this is a bad idea when he has a chance to tag, and indeed a Davis cheap shot allows Honky to get a neck breaker for three.
Elimination #4 – Brutus Beefcake by The Honky Tonk Man (1) – Swinging Neck Breaker
That not only did a good job of getting the concept of the match over whilst also allowing Beefcake to do a cleanish job without looking too weak, but the commentators foreshadowed something and it actually happened, thus making it look like they know what they’re talking about. It’s the little things like that which make the overall viewing experience that much more enjoyable. Plus, Savage gets in trouble and quickly hot tags Roberts, which shows that the babyfaces aren’t idiots and have learnt from what happened to Beefcake and are adjusting their strategy accordingly. I miss wrestling making sense. Roberts ends up getting worked over as well, with Davis knowing how to manipulate the ref because he used to be one as well, which is a nice touch. Davis stupidly gets overconfident though and the DDT ends his night soon after.
Elimination #5 – Danny Davis by Jake Roberts (1) – DDT
I loved how there was no question that Davis would kick out there. The minute Jake got the DDT it was all over, with Davis’ team mates even realising it and deciding instead to wait to jump Roberts following the pin because Davis was only going to be a burden following that move anyway. Roberts is an excellent seller, so he of course does a great job whilst Honky and Herc work him over. Steamboat eventually gets the hot tag, and even mocks Honky’s dancing for one of the bigger pops of the night thus far. Steamboat looks great running wild, especially with his chops and punches on Hercules. Steamboat and Savage even use teamwork, with Steamboat getting a slam so that Savage can go up for the Macho Elbow for three.
Elimination #6 – Hercules by Randy Savage (1) – Macho Elbow (Oooooooooo Yeahhhhhhhh)
Thus hated Heel Honky is now left alone with three of his biggest enemies, and it doesn’t take long for him to realise that he doesn’t like those odds and flee, thus denying the babyfaces the satisfaction of pinning him and meaning the fans would have to go visit a House Show in the hope of seeing it there, which is why Honky was such a great draw as Champion. The babyfaces still get to win but you also get to leave something on the table for further business. Plus, it shows that Heels probably aren’t going to be valiant in these situations and leaves you asking what a babyface would do in the same situation, which the WWF will answer later on in the night.
Elimination #7 – The Honky Tonk Man is counted out after fleeing from Savage (2), Roberts (2) and Steamboat (1)
SURVIVOR(S): RANDY SAVAGE, JAKE ROBERTS & RICKY STEAMBOAT
MOST ELIMINATIONS: SAVAGE & ROBERTS (2)
It wasn’t like the wrestling in this match was amazingly exciting or anything, but what action we got made sense and the bout did a good job of getting the concept over, even showing potential pitfalls that could befall the wrestlers such as Beefcake and Davis both staying in longer than they should have done and it costing them. I also like how they had more than one member of the winning team survive, as it established that it’s not always going to come down to one guy on each team duking it out at the end, meaning that the crowd were conditioned not to think that every match would have a miraculous comeback. All in all this was a good opener and I enjoyed it!
Andre The Giant and his team have comments for later, with Bobby Heenan saying Andre has beaten Hogan before and he’ll do it again tonight. I love these promos where multiple Heels yell and cackle. They’re almost always fun.
5 Vs 5 Elimination Contest
WWF Women’s Champion The Sensational Sherri, WWF Women’s Tag Champions The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai and Judy Martin), Dawn Marie (not the ECW one) and Donna Christianello w/ Jimmy Hart
The Fabulous Moolah, Velvet McIntyre, Rockin’ Robin and The Jumping Bomb Angels (Itsuki Yamazaki and Noriyo Tateno)
Moolah was actually a babyface at this stage after they tried to play up the idea of Sherri beating her as the cocky newcomer getting one over on the respected legend. Of course the more we learn about Moolah the less deserving she is of such stature in the wrestling business. She also completely ruined American women’s wrestling by enforcing the hair pull snapmare style that blighted it for years because she couldn’t work a more athletic style and she didn’t want to be shown up by younger better wrestlers.
The Bomb Angels are just from “Japan” here without a proper home town, because it was the 80’s and that was acceptable. McIntyre wrestled Moolah at WrestleMania 2 but here top came off so they had to take it home super quickly as a result. She seems to have better attire on tonight so that doesn’t happen and she actually gets to wrestle, and she looks decent. Christianello and Marie had both clearly had long paper rounds by this stage, and McIntyre quickly ends the night of the former with a Victory Roll.
Elimination #1 – Donna Christianello by Velvet McIntyre (1) – Victory Roll
Rockin’ Robin would end up defeating Sherri for the belt, and she was related to Jack Roberts I believe. She is a bit sloppy here but her work does have good energy at least. The crowd isn’t as in to this one as they were the opener, but it’s not been bad or anything. Some of the timing has just been off and it sometimes feel like they’re rushing stuff. Robin ends up catching Marie with a cross body and that ends her night.
Elimination #2 – Dawn Marie by Rockin’ Robin (2) – Cross Body
The Bomb Angels are clearly a level above pretty much everyone else in this match, with their work looking much crisper. Credit must go to the three remaining Heel wrestlers though, as they are good bases for the Japanese wrestlers and their bumping is on point. I’m guessing they didn’t trust Christianello and Marie to be able to keep up with The Bomb Angels so they eliminated them first before bringing the Japanese in? Robin comes in and makes sloppy work of a Monkey Flip on Kai, which leads to Sherri coming in get a suplex for three.
Elimination #3 – Rockin’ Robin by Sensational Sherri (1) – Suplex
The Bomb Angels continue to be great here, but McIntyre looks good as well to be fair to her. Moolah is the only one who is dragging this down now, with some of the fans even seeming to boo her even though she’s supposed to be a babyface here. Both teams trade momentum with one another, and in a weird moment Martin literally drags Moolah into the ring at one stage as it’s time for her elimination and I’m guessing she didn’t want to wait for one of the babyface team to actually tag her in? Moolah of course replies with her snap mares and hair pulls, but Kai helps out with a clothesline and that leads to Martin getting the pin.
Elimination #4 – Fabulous Moolah by Judy Martin (1) – Double Clothesline
There are still a few sloppy moments here, and the crowd still isn’t biting like they were in the opener, but they do enjoy a Giant Swing from McIntyre on Sherri at one stage before following up with another Victory Roll for the three count.
Elimination #5 – Sensational Sherri by Velvet McIntyre (2) – Victory Roll
It’s interesting how they gave McIntyre the big push in this one when it was Robin who was going to take the belt from Sherri in the long run. The crowd does start getting into The Bomb Angels a bit more now as they continue to be good here. We actually see third time being a charm for the Heels, as McIntyre goes for the Victory Roll again, but this time Kai counters it into an Electric Chair Drop for three.
Elimination #6 – Velvet McIntyre by Leilani Kai (1) – Electric Chair Drop
The Glamour Girls and The Bomb Angels had some good matches together, so the closing section here is good fun and probably the best part of the match, as Yamazaki comes off the top with a cross body to Kai to eliminate her.
Elimination #7 – Leilani Kai by Itsuki Yamazaki
So Martin is on her own now, although she gives a decent account of herself and works some heat on Yamazaki. Yamazaki tags out though and we get a double back body drop on Martin. Yamazaki even dropkicks Hart for the biggest pop of the match, leading to Tateno getting a clothesline for three.
Elimination #8 – Judy Martin by Noriyo Tateno – Clothesline
SURVIVOR(S): THE JUMPING BOMB ANGELS
MOST ELIMINATIONS: VELVET MCINTYRE (2)
There were parts of this match that were sloppy, and some of the Moolah trained women were not good, but The Bomb Angels looked good and The Glamour Girls did a good job as the glue holding it all together. McIntyre alternated between looking decent and looking like she was in her first day at wrestling training school, which possibly explains why this match was the extent of her push
The Heel tag teams in the next match cause mayhem, acting like the stag do from heck.
The babyface teams retort, and they’re a lot more mild mannered, like a school field trip.
20 Man 5 Tag Team Vs 5 Tag Team Elimination Bonanza
Demolition (Ax and Smash), The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff), The New Dream Team (Dino Bravo and Greg Valentine), The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) and The Islanders (Haku and Tama) w/ Jimmy Hart, Bobby Heenan, Luscious Johnny V and “The Doctor of Style” Slick
WWF Tag Team Champions Strike Force (Rick Martel and Tito Santana), The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and The Dynamite Kid), The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell), Les Frères Rougeau (Jacques et Raymond) and The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma)
They had so many tag teams around at the time that they’ve shoved them all into the same match, and there are enough good wrestlers on both sides that this should hopefully be a fun outing. AEW should probably try doing one of these actually as I bet it would be awesome. If one member of the team is eliminated then their partner has to go as well, which should speed things up a bit at least.
Gorilla of course hopes that the ring has been reinforced for this one. I’d actually like it to be less enforced purely for comedy value! The Bolsheviks get to do a bit at the start as they’re going to be the first team out, and they work exclusively with Strike Force. It’s not amazing because neither of The Bolsheviks were that good, but it’s not bad either, and Zukov ends up eating a forearm from Santana before getting pinned for three.
Elimination #1 – The Bolsheviks by Strike Force (1) – Tito Santana pins Boris Zukov – Forearm
Having so many good workers in one match means that both sides can work this one at a quick clip by making constant tags and the action is fun. I know the Blog really doesn’t like Dino Bravo, but he’s fine in a situation like this and no one really drags the match quality down here. The only thing that mystifies me is when some wrestlers try to whip someone to the ropes, which is pretty much impossible to do when you have that many people standing on the apron waiting for a tag. Eventually Jacques goes for a second rope cross body on Ax, but Ax dodges it and then quickly pounces with a pin attempt for three.
Elimination #2 – Les Rougeau’s by Demolition (1) – Demolition Ax pins Jacques Rougeau
It’s interesting that Demolition’s whole thing was that they were big scary powerhouses and brawlers, but the pin came from Ax being a canny wrestler. I think that was to show that Demolition actually had wrestling acumen on top of everything else in an effort to make them seem even more dangerous than they already did. They also try and protect Demolition by eliminating them in the way that avoids making them look weak, as they tie Dynamite up in the ropes and get DQ’ed. The crowd pops for this though as they dislike Demolition and are glad to see them eliminated.
Elimination #3 – Demolition are disqualified
We get Bret and Dynamite going at it following that, and it’s as good as you’d expect, with Bret getting an awesome piledriver at one stage. Martel gets a hot tag not too soon after that and runs wild on Tama in impressive fashion. Man, where was this Martel for most of his WWF run? By the time he was The Model in the 90’s he’d just given up and had things firmly in second gear. Martel looks to have Tama beaten in THE DREADED YOUNG LION BOSTON CRAB, but Neidhart breaks that up. Santana comes in and gets the forearm on The Anvil, but Bret comes off the ropes with an elbow and Neidnart drapes an arm to eliminate The Champs.
Elimination #4 – Strike Force by The Hart Foundation (1) – Jim Neidhart pins Tito Santana – Illegal Bret Hart attack
Powers now gets worked over for a bit by the Heels, and he does a good job selling it all, with even Ventura being impressed on commentary that he keeps managing to kick out. Powers does kick out to Roma but Roma doesn’t get to do a hot tag and gets quickly cut off as well. Roma sells well also, with the story of these two young lads holding on in there with more experienced foes being well told. They make the mistake of tagging each other rather than their other team mates as well, which is played up as them being inexperienced, which suits the story they’re telling here.
The Bees and Bulldogs (what is it with the babyface team being named after animals?) eventually get involved, with Davey being so hard headed he manages to head butt a Samoan and survives! Bloody hell, they should study Davey’s noggin for science, as it’s clearly made of something bordering on granite if he can successfully head butt a Samoan. Dynamite’s head isn’t as strong though apparently, as he stuns himself giving Haku a head butt and that allows Haku to get a thrust kick for the three count.
Elimination #5 – The British Bulldogs by The Islanders (1) – Haku pins The Dynamite Kid – Thrust Kick
The Stallions continue to get mostly battered here, but they keep fighting bravely and the action continues to be entertaining. Bravo actually gets the Side Slam on Powers but he elects not to pin and instead brings in Valentine for the Figure Four. This allows Powers to kick out though and Roma ends up coming off the top with a Sunset Flip to send The New Dream to the showers.
Elimination #6 – The Dream Team by The Young Stallions (1) – Paul Roma pins Greg Valentine – Sunset Flip
The Harts and The Bees had a fun series going on at House Shows during the 80’s, and they pick up where they left off here by doing a nice segment together. I enjoyed The Bees’ work, although mid-card was about as far as they were going to get when matched up against some of the other teams the WWF had at the time. If they came along today in modern WWE they’d probably be one of the best teams in the entire company and multiple time Tag Champs. The Heels try to cheat by having Haku dropkick Bret in the back whilst Brunzell has him up for a slam, but Brunzell manages to roll through and pins Bret anyway in a nice subversion.
Elimination #7 – The Hart Foundation by The Killer Bees (1) – Jim Brunzell pins Bret Hart – pin counter
So The Islanders now have to go up against two teams, although they are happy to do so. The Islanders actually get some heat on Brunzell, which Brunzell sells well, but they can’t put him away. The Islanders even work heat on the other three babyfaces at different times as well, so they’re getting put over pretty strong here. Tama eventually misses a splash on Blair though and that leads to Brunzell ramming The Islanders’ heads together, which works as the only head that can reliably hurt the head of a Samoan is one that belongs to another Samoan, and Blair then quickly comes in with a Sunset Flip, although there was no tag.
Elimination #8 – The Islanders by The Killer Bees (2) – Brian Blair pins Tama – Sunset Flip
SURVIVORS: THE KILLER BEES & THE YOUNG STALLIONS
MOST ELIMINATIONS: THE KILLER BEES (2)
That might be the biggest push The Bees ever got I think. I still personally prefer the1988 version as you get stuff like Tully Blanchard stooging for ten men and the fun double turn of Demolition and The Powers of Pain. This was still a good introduction for the match concept though and it was a mostly fun bout, with the quick tags being a good way of disguising the weaker workers by keeping their involvement to a minimum, and the story of The Young Stallions holding their own in more experienced company being executed well in a way that made sense
Jesse Ventura rages about that finish, and Gorilla Monsson even admits that Blair wasn’t the legal man.
We get a skit showing Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase enjoying his money and being a jerk about it. This gimmick was, pun intended, money! It’s just strange we never got a big singles Main Event between Dibiase and Hulk Hogan. We get to see clips of people trying to win money from Dibiase, such as a kid doing push ups and another one bouncing a basketball. Dibiase kicks the ball away in the second case, which is instant HEAT, but the good heat that makes you want to pay to see Dibiase get his butt kicked. Interestingly Virgil was less of a toadie at this stage and more of a scheming sidekick, with Dibiase even deferring to Virgil at certain points when it came to giving out money. That dynamic didn’t last of course, with Virgil eventually becoming more subordinate before he finally stood up to his boss.
5 Vs 5 Elimination contest
Andre The Giant, One Man Gang, Butch Reed, Rick Rude and King Kong Bundy w/ Bobby Heenan and “The Doctor of Style” Slick
Hulk Hogan, Bam Bam Bigelow, Paul Orndorff, Don Muraco and Ken Patera w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink
This one came about due to Andre The Giant getting a super close two count on Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania III, which led to his camp declaring him to be the uncrowned Champion. Thus Andre and Hogan put together teams of five and now they’re going to strive to survive. There’s also other feuds going on, as Orndorff had left Heenan’s side due to jealously over Rick Rude and Patera is also a former Heenan client that is now looking for revenge after Heenan left him to rot in prison.
Jive Soul Bro has survived on The WWE Network thankfully, although Rick Rude’s stripper theme is sadly dubbed out. Rude gets bumped around early on by the faces and sells it all well, stooging at a high level as always. All the faces look good on offence too and the crowd loves it. Reed gets clobbered too, as the match has had a frenetic pace thus far. Hogan eventually drops the leg on him and picks up the pin, whilst also probably telling him to stay away from his daughter.
Elimination #1 – Butch Reed by Hulk Hogan (1) – Leg Drop of DOOM™
Andre comes in next and Patera has to go at it with him due to Hogan high fiving him following the previous pin and it thus counting as a tag. Realising this, Andre just tags out again as Patera isn’t worth his time in a nice touch. Gang does a nice bit with Orndorff, as he was a better worker in his prime than people seem to remember sometimes. Rude comes back in to get battered some more, and if the match continues at this rate they’ll be able to sell him on Brighton Beach with a side of chips! The heels finally manage to work over Patera a bit, with Gang eventually pinning him with a lariat.
Elimination #2 – Ken Patera by One Man Gang (1) – Lariat
We get Hogan and Bigelow doing some tandem offence on Gang and the fans love it. Man, there was money in that Hogan/Bigelow team. Sadly it never paid off with a feud between them. Orndorff gets another flurry on Rude, but this time a Bundy cheap shot allows Rude to get a sneaky roll up with a grab of tights for the three.
Elimination #3 – Paul Orndorff by Rick Rude (1) – School Boy
Rude poses following his pin, which of course allows the faces to clobber him once again and this time he can’t escape his fate as Muraco ends his night.
Elimination #4 – Rick Rude by Don Muraco (1) – Power Slam
The eliminations have been done well here, with nothing egregious or silly with them, and they’ve been spaced out smartly from one another, with them keeping Hogan and Andre apart from one another whilst also allowing Andre to stay on the apron for large periods of time. Speaking of Andre, he cheap shots Muraco and that allows Gang to get the Big Daddy Splash to send him home. He was filling in for an injured Billy Graham I believe, who had been feuding with Reed.
Elimination #5 – Don Muraco by One Man Gang (2) – Splash
Bigelow comes in to take some big impressive bumps from Gang and Bundy, as Andre remains on the apron. This has been put together perfectly, with the opening frenetic pace now slowed down so they can get some heat on Bammer to build up to a Hogan hot tag. Bigelow is really good in that role and the reaction to the hot tag is magnified due to it leading to Hogan and Andre finally going at it. However, Bundy drags Hogan out of the ring and that leads to him getting counted out before the issue with Andre can be settled.
Elimination #6 – Hulk Hogan by Count Out
So with Hogan gone we now get the thing this match is probably best known for, as Bigelow has to go 1 on 3 against a trio of gigantic heels after already getting battered for a portion of the match. In a nice touch too, Honky Tonk Man had found himself in the same situation in the opener and had fled because he’s a cowardly heel, but Bigelow is a gutsy face and doesn’t back down. That’s a nice parallel. In another nice touch, they don’t portray Bammer as a super hero either, and instead have the heels slip on banana peels to explain why he’s staying alive in the bout, presenting him as resourceful and resilient rather than dominant and powerful, which makes it all work much better. For instance, Bundy accidentally charges into the corner to knock himself down, which allows Bigelow to get a slingshot splash for the flash pin.
Elimination #7 – King Kong Bundy by Bam Bam Bigelow (1) – Slingshot Splash
Bigelow is gassed from the exertion though and looks completely done, which only serves to make the crowd support him more. It’s such a simple story and they execute it really well. Stuff like this is why I like wrestling to begin with. The next banana peel comes when Gang decides to head up top for a splash, but Bigelow is able to move out of the way and then drapes an arm over Gang for another flash pin, as the crowd goes positively bonkers.
Elimination #8 – One Man Gang by Bam Bam Bigelow (2) – Missed Top Rope Splash
However, we don’t get the fairy tale ending, as Andre proves too much for the exhausted Bigelow and pins him with a double arm suplex. That being said, Bigelow didn’t really need to win at this stage. Andre is clearly being set up for another match with Hogan, so he really needed to win here, whilst Bigelow’s herculean struggle meant there was no shame in his eventual defeat because he had already proved his toughness by managing to get as far as he did to begin with. Again, how they put this match together was near perfect.
Elimination #9 – Bam Bam Bigelow by Andre The Giant (1) – Double Arm Suplex
SOLE SURVIVOR: ANDRE THE GIANT
MOST ELIMINATIONS: ONE MAN GANG & BAM BAM BIGELOW (2)
Great match that kept Andre strong as a contender whilst also finding a way for Hogan’s team to lose without Hogan himself actually getting pinned. It was also a star marking performance from Bigelow, and if he’d been smart it could have rode it all the way to the top of the cards. It was great as well that they had Honky fleeing in the opener and then contrasted it with Bammer standing firm and giving it a go at the end. It was good storytelling to highlight how Bam Bam was a brave warrior willing to go out on his shield whilst Honky was a slippery villain
The only real problem with the match comes next, as Hogan runs down following the decision to attack Andre and pose, which takes away from Andre’s win and makes Hogan look like a spoilt brat. I get the idea of wanting to have Hogan stand tall to send the crowd home happy, so why not send Bundy back down and have him, Heenan and Andre start putting the boots to the exhausted Bigelow? That would actually then give Hogan a real reason for coming down, as he could rescue Bigelow and slam Bundy whilst Heenan pleaded with Andre to leave, thus meaning Andre gets out of there without any real contact with Hogan in order to put more heat on the feud. You then have Hogan and Bammer pose TOGETHER so that Bigelow can get even more of a rub and send the fans home happy in the process.
This is a really good show, with the elimination concept working well the first night in and a fantastic crowd that loved the babyfaces and hated the Heels, leading to a good atmosphere. At only four matches and just under 3 hours, it’s a smooth watch and definitely worth a viewing if you’ve never seen it before.