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    There Can Only Be One King” is a terrific tag line for the show, and I can 100% envisage Vince bellowing that out on a video package. Top stuff.

    And the perfect match, I think, to kick the show off. Jannetty vs Martel could serve as a perfect warm up for the show. ‘The Centrefolds’ is an amazing name for the Martel/Beverlys stable btw, and the little look backs to Shawn watching backstage – and being fed grapes by Sherri, lol – were a lovely little touch to add here, considering he had the bye. Decent use of the Beverlys during the match to help get ‘The Model’ in control, and Marty overcoming those outside factors to see off Martel is a great start for him. Thought that dropkick spot on Beau falling onto Blake was a lovely way to write out the Beverlys from the finish. Jannetty had to win this to set up the Michaels rematch, and now we’ve got a marquee semi-final set up.

    Cool little segment with the Empire, and smartly done to tie together both issues the group has on this show. Poor Alfred Hayes though!!

    Definitely some double standards going on here with the Beverlys being allowed to join Martel at ringside with no issues but DiBiase and the Empire being sent to the back before the match even began!! I think Ted better get on the phone to his lawyer and ask some serious questions of the WWF hierarchy for that!! Have to say, Bossman is a brilliant addition to the stable, and it’s certainly freshened up his character. All in all, not surprised that Tatanka advanced, given his winning streak is still in tact. Post match attack from Bossman looks to set up an ‘out’ for Tatanka in the next round, and should kick start a feud between Tatanka and the MDE.

    LOVE the use of ICO-PRO! That’s awesome, and fits in with the time period superbly. The Steiners are going to be an awesome addition to the tag team division, which maybe needs an injection of fresh teams going forward. They’re exactly what you need.

    A bit surprised Duggan didn’t just get steamrollered by Sid. Lasting seven minutes is respectable enough for him against the guy that HAS to be the massive favourite, and that closing sequence with Sid not leaving his feet before wiping Duggan out with a clothesline was awesome. Thought it was a nice tease for Sid not to outright confirm or deny if he’s still aligned with Flair in the prematch interview too. That’s an angle you can play with in the aftermath of the tournament.

    Short and sweet promo from Bret and the LOD. Every Hawk promo writes itself, can’t go wrong!! The six man tag was a fun read, and I liked the added touch of Bret performing double team moves with the LOD during the match, as somewhat of an ode to his own tag team specialist days. Even though the outcome was fairly obvious, the journey to that outcome was interesting to say the least. I’d echo Keef’s comments on the handcuffs and whether a referee would count someone out that’s handcuffed like that without asking questions as to how that happened. Thought you could’ve maybe dressed that up a little better and maybe handcuff Hawk to something the referee wouldn’t have spotted, as it is a smart finish to go for.

    On the plus side, that finish restores Bossman after his earlier loss, making him an invaluable component of the Empire, and I love the count out finish too. It was a finish you’d see a lot more of in that time period, and it prevented you having your I.C Champion or Tag Team Champions suffering a pinfall loss – something you’d rarely see in real life in the early nineties. Really smart booking overall, but I just think the execution of the handcuff spot could’ve been a little better.

    Big fan of you using the KOTR tournament as way to give us the second Jannetty/Michaels match, and a chance for Jannetty to have his big moment, beating Shawn in an important match, against the odds (Shawn didn’t wrestle earlier in the night) and to level the series between the pair at 1-1. Clearly, Shawn is going to move on to be the bigger project in the future, and I suspect (and hope) we get the rubber match blow off at SummerSlam with Shawn ultimately winning the two biggest matches in the feud, whilst letting Jannetty have this night and a run to the KOTR final. Loved all of this.

    Bringing SummerSlam to Wembley as in real life is a must. No brainer, and I expect a massive, WrestleMania-esque show for that one.

    I’m a bit on the fence about the finish for the Sid/Tatanka to be honest. If it’s the first loss Tatanka is going to suffer, I’d have preferred to see him actually lose rather than have the referee stoppage. It almost feels like you didn’t really want to beat Tatanka properly yet, but couldn’t have him win either in this spot. But his winning streak is over now anyway, and it feels as if you didn’t take full advantage in having someone be the first to truly beat him and instead gave him an ‘out’. Just means – to me, anyway – if you go with that angle that he’s now never been pinned or submitted, it’ll not mean as much when someone does actually beat him, whilst you had a chance to really push Sid hard in winning this tournament by knocking off Tatanka along the way.

    One thing is for sure though, Sids actions during that match definitely paint him as a heel to me.

    Hogan calling the Freak Show the Geek Show made me lol. Sounded very much like something early 90’s Hogan would come up with. Brutus coming back to have Hogans back makes plenty of sense, and the six man at SummerSlam sounds massive. Have a few names in my mind that could fill the third spot for Hogan’s team, so I’m keen to see who that ends up being. Great segment to build up that match for SummerSlam.

    Really pleased you went all the way with Sid in the end. It was the outcome most predicted, but it clearly made most sense, and I’m glad you didn’t pull a swerve and have someone else come through in the end. With the way the KOTR propelled Perfect last year, you can easily do the same thing with Sid this time around. And Jannetty gets a big rub too just by making the final, and putting up a fight.

    Tunney stepping down is no big loss, I guess. I’ll be keen to see who you end up replacing him with. Given Piper is now out of the ring, him taking the job would not surprise me in the slightest.

    I’d really just echo the comments of Keef again, in respect to Flair winning the title. Savage didn’t need a big long run with the belt, and even though Savage vs. Sid would’ve worked as a SummerSlam main event, there’s a LOT more story to work with in a Flair vs. Sid feud for the title. Based on the non-answer from Sid earlier in the night, I wonder if there’s some story to be told in Flair trying to suck up to Sid in the following weeks to lure the big guy into a false sense of security. It’ll be really intriguing anyway, as it feels like a heel vs heel feud at this moment, with Flair obviously a heel, and no signs on this show of Sid even hinting toward a face turn, it seems. Staredown to end the show was a perfect way to end the night, and set the table for SummerSlam.

    As ever, top quality work, mate. Sid winning the KOTR was the right call to make, and putting the belt on Flair should prove to be a great move too, just from a storytelling perspective alone, as there’s more you can do with Flair/Sid than Savage/Sid. SummerSlam is shaping up to be an epic already.

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    The dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, and if anything is clear, it’s that these next summer months of 1992 will shape the WWF for years to come. The 1992 King of the Ring kicked off one of the hottest summers in recent WWF history. Not only was Sid Justice crowned King of the Ring, but his former confidant and close friend Ric Flair captured the WWF title from “Macho Man” Randy Savage under nefarious means. When it looked like Savage had Flair beat, Ric Flair’s “business associate” Bobby Heenan ran down and made the save, pulling Ric Flair out of harm’s way from a Flying Elbow Drop by Savage that would have all but put the match away. Now seemingly broken apart from Perfectly Ravishing, it is no secret that Bobby Heenan will follow the WWF Championship gold, no matter where it takes him. Whoever becomes the new WWF President will have their hands full with the WWF title situation.

    In a huge turn of events that no one saw coming, now Former-WWF President Jack Tunney announced his retirement, opening up a massive power vacuum for the top spot in the WWF. According to close sources the WWF brass already has their next President picked out, and it is all about the figures and language in the contract at this point. Who will be the next WWF President? We will all find out in the very near future.

    The star of the night, even in defeat, was Marty Jannetty, as he racked up two impressive victories over “The Model” Rick Martel and former best friend turned arch nemesis Shawn Michaels. Jannetty ultimately came up short in the King of the Ring Finals against Sid Justice, but the hot singles star has nothing to be ashamed of. Sid Justice walked out of King of the Ring with the golden ticket, as he has now punched his way to the WWF Championship match at Summerslam. The burning question everyone wants to know is will Ric Flair and Bobby Heenan attempt to weasel their way out of this match? Or is a re-match in Macho Man’s future, which would throw a wrench into all plans. We haven’t released the July Saturday Night’s Main Event card just yet, but once a new WWF President is signed, the card will be finalized, and let’s just say things will be getting quite interesting.

    Hulk Hogan made his surprise return and he wasn’t alone, as he brought along with him the returning Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake. Hogan returned to the WWF for the first time since his heartbreaking loss to Jake Roberts at Wrestlemania 8. Roberts, hell bent on ending “Hulkamania” forever, attempted to jump Hogan, only to be fended off. It is now official that Jake Roberts and The Freak Show will be squaring off against Hulk Hogan, Beefcake and a mystery man at Summerslam. With the odds still stacked against Hogan and Beefcake over the next few weeks, it would be very wise for Hogan to announce the third man for his team as soon as possible, or another Freak Show beat down could be in his future.

    It was a very successful night for The Million Dollar Empire, as they picked up a cheap victory in the Six-Man Tag Team match. However, due to pre-match stipulations, Money Inc. will now receive a Tag Team Championship match against The Legion of Doom, while Bam Bam Bigelow will receive an Intercontinental Championship match against Bret Hart, all taking place at Summerslam. This has to be the hottest streak Dibiase and co. have been on since a rocky 1991 almost saw the group disband, only to get stronger with the addition of Big Bossman.

    In the coming weeks on Superstars, leading up to the now highly anticipated July Saturday Night’s Main Event, we will see stars such as Tatanka, Owen Hart, British Bulldog in action as they look to carve out their place in the upper echelons of the WWF, jockeying for position on the Summerslam card. Here are some of the other interesting stories that will play out on Superstars:

    We will see the fallout from the brutal attack on The Undertaker by the hands of The Berzerker, as well as what’s in store for the future of this ever growing story.

    Also, Power and Glory make their long-awaited return with their eyes on Tag Team Gold.

    We have been told that a WWF superstar has gotten quite the makeover, and will be returning in the coming weeks.

    Plus: Mr. Perfect and Rick Rude have been traveling the world, being courted by every single wrestling promotion on the planet. We haven't heard from the duo in weeks, but with their contracts expiring right before Summerslam kicks off in August, we will surely be getting an update.

    These next few weeks on Superstars, plus the July Saturday Night’s Main Event will be must-watch television as we ascent on the Road to the Biggest Party of the Summer- Summerslam. We know from last year that all roads lead to Summerslam throughout these warm weather months, and this year will be no different.


    “Nature Boy” Ric Flair
    Since: 6/13/1992

    Past Champions:
    “Macho Man” Randy Savage- 4/5/1992-6/13/1992
    Mr. Perfect- 8/25/1991-4/5/1992
    Hulk Hogan- 3/24/1991-8/25/1991
    Ultimate Warrior- 4/1/1990-3/24/1991

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    As the fallout from King of the Ring comes to a close, we are now officially on the Road to the Biggest Party of the Summer- Summerslam! These summer months have the WWF at a boiling point as superstars do their best to carve out a place on the Summerslam card. We know that all roads lead to Summerslam, and July’s Saturday Night’s Main Event is the first stop. With a jam-packed evening, this show will leave you on the edge of your seat, waiting for Summerslam. Let’s take a look at some of the stories that have played out over the last four weeks on WWF Superstars:

    THE NEW BOSS/FIRST LINE OF BUSINESS
    It didn’t take long for the WWF brass to make a decision regarding the vacant WWF President opening. With numerous feuds and tough decisions needed to be made, the WWF had to act quickly in crowning their new President. The week after King of the Ring on Superstars, Vince McMahon stood front and center inside the ring as he announced the NEW WWF President…the crowd was on their feet, anxiously awaiting the new man to head the WWF ship into the future. BAGPIPES began to play, and the crowd went absolutely nuts as RODDY PIPER made his way through the neon colored entrance way! Piper waved to the crowd as he accepted the role as NEW WWF President. Piper made it clear that he wouldn’t let past personal rivalries dictate how he runs things moving forward, but did have a very tough decision to make right off the bat, regarding WWF Champion Ric Flair and his situation as the new WWF Champion.

    In his first line of business, Piper penciled in a match for the ages at Saturday Night’s Main Event. Piper said due to the screwy finish at King of the Ring, “Macho Man” Randy Savage deserved a re-match against Ric Flair. Since Sid Justice is already slated to fight for the WWF title at Summerslam, Piper stated that Savage would indeed get his re-match, and it would be against Ric Flair for the WWF Championship. Piper wasn’t finished. He then said due to Bobby Heenan’s interference at King of the Ring, he had to think of a way to neutralize “the weasel,” and decided it was best that this match be contested inside of a STEEL CAGE!

    After hearing the news, Flair was irate. Already having to deal with his former bodyguard and friend Sid Justice breathing down his neck, he now has to prepare for another clash with an angry and hungry Macho Man at Saturday Night’s Main Event, inside of a Steel Cage nonetheless. However, the announcement was music to Macho Man’s ears as he now gets a shot to re-claim the title he believes was taken from him at King of the Ring. We know these two have bad blood already, and the stipulation of a Steel Cage will make this one even more violent!

    KEEPING THE MONSTER AT BAY
    With his King of the Ring victory, Sid Justice has locked up his spot for the WWF Championship in the main event of Summerslam. Sid Justice, formerly friends with Ric Flair, made his intentions clear at the end of the King of the Ring show when he made his way out after Flair’s win, and signaled for the title. The burning question since then is he still on the same side as Ric Flair? Flair would like to think he is, but cannot think ahead as he first has to survive a Steel Cage title defense against Macho Man.

    The question on everyone’s mind is will Sid Justice get involved in this huge match? Flair tried to quiet the rumors that he and Sid were no longer friends, as he said their relationship was better than ever, and that Sid Justice would come to the realization that it’s best for everyone involved that he step down from the Summerslam Main Event. When Sean Mooney attempted to relay that message back to Sid, he shook off the comments and said he has one thing on his mind- and that’s winning the WWF Championship at Summerslam, regardless if he has to beat Ric Flair or Macho Man.

    Without a scheduled match at Saturday Night’s Main Event, we know Sid Justice will be lurking throughout the entire night. Which side will he take? Will he side with his friend Ric Flair? Will he see the silver lining and realize Flair has used him for the past year to do his dirty work? Only Sid Justice knows the answers to these questions, and we will all find out at Saturday Night’s Main Event just what is the plan for the 7-foot monster moving forward.

    THE MEGA MANIACS
    Jake Roberts and The Freak Show have taken the WWF by storm in 1992, and the message has been the same the entire time. Jake Roberts is hell bent on ending “Hulkamania” forever. He tried his best at Wrestlemania 8 after defeating Hulk Hogan, but Hogan being the man that he is, won’t quick or back down from Roberts. After challenging Hogan to a Six-Man Tag Match at Summerslam, Roberts attempted to attack Hogan and the returning Brutus Beefcake at King of the Ring, but Hogan and Beefcake were ready and fended off the attack. Following the King of the Ring, the main question on everyone’s mind is who will be the third man for Hulk Hogan’s team?

    The question grows bigger as we head into Saturday Night’s Main Event, as Hulk Hogan and his friend Brutus Beefcake will team up to take on The Nasty Boys in a HUGE Tag Team Match. Hogan and Beefcake know that Roberts and The Freak Show will be slithering around the outside, waiting for their moment to strike. Hogan has stated on a number of occasions leading up to this match against The Nasty Boys that he does in fact know who the third man on his team will be, but he is waiting for the right moment to let the world know who it is.

    Many are speculating who this third man will be, but until Hogan announces him, we will all be left waiting, discussing all the different possibilities. Nevertheless, Hogan and Beefcake have their work cut out for them with The Nasty Boys, who would like nothing more than to defeat two of the biggest names the WWF has to offer, as they look to catapult themselves back into the Tag Team Championship picture. The eyes of the world will be on this match, and as we now know with Roberts and The Freak Show, they can strike at any time without warning.

    A COLD INVITATION
    Since losing his Round of 16 match back in May, The Berzerker has been on a war path inside the WWF. He has destroyed numerous inanimate objects such as TV monitors, tables, and headsets. With this new insane attitude, Berzerker took it a step further when he cost The Undertaker his Round of 16 match against “The Model” Rick Martel. The Undertaker didn’t even make it into the ring for his match after Berzerker clocked him in the back of the head with his shield. The question everyone wants to know is why did he attack The Undertaker, of all people? Berzerker has been too crazy to interview since attacking The Undertaker, but by putting himself on “The Phenom’s” radar, retribution is very close around the corner. Berzerker has placed a massive target squarely on his back, but seems to be ready for whatever happens next.

    These two men will surely square off in the future, potentially at Summerslam, but first, Paul Bearer has invited The Berzerker to a very special edition of The Funeral Parlor set for Saturday Night’s Main Event. If we’ve learned anything from these talk-show skits, it’s that they never end well. Berzerker has seemingly accepted this cold invitation, and we have to guess that The Undertaker has something planned for the insane Berzerker. This will be can’t miss television as Berzerker steps into The Undertaker’s wheelhouse to explain his actions to the world.

    STACKED TAG TEAM DIVISION
    With The Legion of Doom reigning supreme, a handful of tag teams are looking to state their claim as challengers. Between Power & Glory, The Nasty Boys, The Beverly Brothers, Owen Hart & The British Bulldog and the newly debuted Steiner Brothers, The WWF Tag Team division has never been more stacked as it is right now. Over the summer, all of these teams will look to move up the crowded rankings and carve out a spot as rightful challengers.

    Two teams out of that list are set to fight at Saturday Night’s Main Event, as Power & Glory will square off against the impressive team of Owen Hart & The British Bulldog. Power & Glory made their return as a tag team on Superstars following King of the Ring, racking up impressive victories week after week. The duo have made it clear that they have their eyes set on The Legion of Doom and the Tag Team titles, but will have to wait in line, as Money Inc. has secured a title shot at Summerslam.

    Owen Hart & The British Bulldog will look to take care of Power & Glory, but have their sights set on another tag team in the near future. After The Beverly Brothers decided to attack Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart following his Round of 16 victory, the duo put Neidhart out of action, making him forfeit his spot in the tournament. This hasn’t set well with Neidhart’s family members Owen Hart & The British Bulldog. Hart & Bulldog may be slated to face Power & Glory at Saturday Night’s Main Event, but we know that The Beverly Brothers will make their presence felt during the match. Will Owen Hart & The British Bulldog be able to fend off The Beverly Brothers AND defeat the tough team of Power & Glory? Will Power & Glory state their claim as viable championship challengers with a huge victory over Hart & Bulldog? These questions will be answered on the show, as the Tag Team Division will be on full display here.

    SHAKA BRA!
    We were told that a WWF superstar has gone under a transformation, and finally found out it was none other than CRUSH! After being kicked out of The Million Dollar Empire at Wrestlemania 8, Crush had been absent from WWF television for over two months. That all changed when we began seeing video packages of the massive man back in his home state of Hawaii. Crush has traded in his face paint and “Million Dollar Mercenary” persona for a new, fresh look. No more paint, no more money, just a new and improved Crush looking to take down the villains of the WWF. The video packages that aired showed Crush walking around Kona, Hawaii, talking about how he needed to get away for a few months to get back to his roots.

    Crush finally made his return to Superstars following King of the Ring, and looked as impressive as ever. Decked out in pink, orange and yellow, and a new, catchy theme song, Crush is ready to take the WWF by storm once more as he looks to right the wrongs as a member of The Million Dollar Empire. His first task will be none other than Skinner, the tough, tobacco spitting alligator wrestler from The Everglades. These two men will look to make a name for themselves on Saturday Night’s Main Event. Crush has now fully embraced his Hawaiian background and will look to take down Skinner as he starts a new chapter in the WWF.

    THE LAST STOP BEFORE SUMMERSLAM
    This jam-packed edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event will answer tons of burning questions we all have. With Roddy Piper as the new WWF President, the unpredictable state of the WWF just got a whole lot more unpredictable. The WWF Championship picture for Summerslam will begin to take shape, and we will all find out just what path Sid Justice will go down. Another hot question for this show that may be answered is who is Hogan and Beefcakes’ third man for their huge Summerslam match against Jake Roberts & The Freak Show? You really don’t want to miss this show, as it embodies everything about the WWF at the moment as we gear up for Summerslam!




    July Saturday Night’s Main Event Card
    LIVE: July 18, 1992 from THE BALTIMORE ARENA- Baltimore, Maryland

    WWF Championship- Steel Cage Match
    ©Ric Flair vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage

    Tag Team Match
    The Mega Maniacs (Hulk Hogan & Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake vs. The Nasty Boys

    Return Match
    Crush vs. Skinner

    Tag Team Match
    Owen Hart & The British Bulldog vs. Power & Glory (Hercules & Paul Roma)

    PLUS:
    The Berzerker joins Paul Bearer on a Special Edition of “The Funeral Parlor”!

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    WWF Championship- Steel Cage Match
    ©Ric Flair vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage

    Tag Team Match
    The Mega Maniacs (Hulk Hogan & Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake) vs. The Nasty Boys

    Return Match
    Crush vs. Skinner

    Tag Team Match
    Owen Hart & The British Bulldog vs. Power & Glory (Hercules & Paul Roma)

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    July Saturday Night’s Main Event Card
    LIVE: July 18, 1992 from THE BALTIMORE ARENA- Baltimore, Maryland

    WWF Championship- Steel Cage Match
    ©Ric Flair vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage

    Excellent stipulation to use for this rematch. Always a bonus when a cage match has meaning and purpose. Feels like one of those matches where you ask yourself HOW can the heel possibly win this, and somehow, they inevitably do. That'll be the fascinating thing for me, in seeing just how to manage to pull off the win for Flair, as the cage stipulation puts him in peril. Given the talk of Flair saying he and Sid are on the same page and prodding Sid to withdraw from SummerSlam, I expect him to get involved in some fashion - though probably not physically. One way or another, FLAIR wins.

    Tag Team Match
    The Mega Maniacs (Hulk Hogan & Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake vs. The Nasty Boys

    Hogan must pose! The MEGA MANIACS take this, but they'll probably get attacked afterwards by the Freak Show, leading to the introduction of Hogans third man for the save - whoever that may be.

    Return Match
    Crush vs. Skinner
    No brainer. CRUSH err, crushes Skinner. Big fan of the way you're re-introducing Crush here too, fits in with that time period and the kind of thing they'd do.

    Tag Team Match
    Owen Hart & The British Bulldog vs. Power & Glory (Hercules & Paul Roma)

    I feel like you can serve a number of masters here by putting POWER & GLORY over. With the Beverlys feud ongoing with Owen, Davey and Anvil, they can cost Hart & Bulldog here to keep that flame burning, and at the same time, you give Power & Glory a big win to set them up as future opponents for the LOD, should they come out of Summerslam with the titles in tact.

    PLUS:
    The Berzerker joins Paul Bearer on a Special Edition of “The Funeral Parlor”!



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    July Saturday Night’s Main Event Card
    LIVE: July 18, 1992 from THE BALTIMORE ARENA- Baltimore, Maryland

    WWF Championship- Steel Cage Match
    ©Ric Flair vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage

    Tag Team Match
    The Mega Maniacs (Hulk Hogan & Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake vs. The Nasty Boys

    Return Match
    Crush vs. Skinner

    Tag Team Match
    Owen Hart & The British Bulldog vs. Power & Glory (Hercules & Paul Roma)

    PLUS:
    The Berzerker joins Paul Bearer on a Special Edition of “The Funeral Parlor”!

    looking forward to this man.


    Spoiler:


    CWA World Heavyweight Champion
    Brayden Bridges




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    Apologies for the delay in feeding back, but another solid update. Obviously the build up to these secondary shows are exactly that - secondary - and hence all the fun and games kicks in for Summerslam. This card is kind of perfect for SNME though, and Savage v Flair in a cage on TV is huge. This should be a great show.

    WWF Championship- Steel Cage Match
    ©Ric Flair vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage

    No way you have Ric drop the belt back already. Fun gimmick match, though given Heenan's role

    Tag Team Match
    The Mega Maniacs (Hulk Hogan & Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake vs. The Nasty Boys
    The Freak Show are guaranteed to get involved, but that's not stopping Hulk from getting his win, brother

    Return Match
    Crush vs. Skinner
    Kona Crush! Awesome that he's arrived!

    Tag Team Match
    Owen Hart & The British Bulldog vs. Power & Glory (Hercules & Paul Roma)
    I'm going to make an early prediction and say Money Inc beat the LOD at Summerslam to really re-cement them as a team to take seriously, and this will set up their first challengers

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    WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event
    Saturday Night- July 18, 1992
    Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland



    “BOILING POINT”

    The WWF logo rises onto our screens in front of a futuristic neon green and pink background as Vince McMahon narrates “The World Wrestling Federation, where anything and everything can happen!” Next, the Saturday Night’s Main Event logo is shown as we hear Vince once more. “Saturday Night’s Main Event…BOILING POINTTTT!” We then cut to a shot of the Baltimore Arena where we see thousands of fans screaming with excitement.

    We are met by our announce team of Vince McMahon and Gorilla Monsoon, who welcome us to another exciting edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event. They run down tonight’s card, which will feature the WWF Champion Ric Flair look to keep his title as he defends against former champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage inside a SOLID STEEL CAGE! Also on the card, Hulk Hogan will team up with his most trusted ally Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, known collectively as The Mega Maniacs, as they do battle with The Nasty Boys. We will then see some jam-packed tag team action when Owen Hart & The British Bulldog take on Power & Glory. Paul Bearer will host a special edition of The Funeral Parlor, with special guest and arch-nemesis of The Undertaker, The Berzerker! McMahon says CRUSH will also be returning to the squared circle with a new look and new attitude, and that match is up first!


    Return Match
    Crush vs. Skinner

    Skinner makes his way down the aisle way as the hot Baltimore crowd begins to boo. Skinner, with a huge wad of chewing tobacco in his mouth, spits on the ground in front of the fans as he makes pretend he is going after them with his gator claw. Skinner hops into the ring and poses on the ropes as the referee walks to the other side of the ring, scared of Skinner.

    Crush’s new, catchy entrance music hits as the crowd welcomes him with a huge ovation. On commentary, McMahon and Monsoon hype up Crush as a new man with a new attitude, looking to right the wrongs of his past as a member of The Million Dollar Empire. Crush holds up the shaka bra sign as he slaps the fans hands. Crush leaps into the ring and poses as the fans cheer him on.

    The two WWF superstars stare each other down as the referee signals for the opening bell. Crush goes to lock up with Skinner but Skinner ducks and knees Crush right in the mid section. The knee knocks Crush back, but all it does is anger the 7 foot Hawaiian powerhouse. Skinner runs at Crush looking to throw a back elbow but Crush catches him, lifts him high in the air and hits a Reverse Atomic Drop! Skinner hops in the air and then comes crashing down on the mat. Crush now begins to take control as he hammers away on Skinner in the corner. Crush whips Skinner out of the corner and hard across the ring where Skinner runs front-first into the opposite turnbuckles and falls flat on the mat.

    Crush lifts Skinner up and connects with a bodyslam. Crush waits for Skinner to get to his feet before hitting a beautifully executed dropkick that knocks Skinner through the ropes and to the outside! Crush soaks in the cheers from the crowd as Skinner looks to regroup on the outside. Skinner climbs back up onto the apron where Crush is waiting. Crush grabs a hold of Skinner’s head with both hands and lifts him off his feet, over the ropes and back into the ring! What an impressive feat of strength from Crush! Crush then flies off the ropes and hits a flying clothesline on Skinner. Crush then lifts Skinner up for his patented tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, now renamed TOUR OF THE ISLANDS! Skinner hits the mat hard as is all but finished, and Crush knows this. Crush signals for the end as he begins gripping his hands together, signaling he is about to CRUSH Skinner! Crush wraps both of his massive hands around Skinner’s head and begins shaking him back and forth. McMahon says Crush calls this the KONA CLUTCH! Skinner has no choice but to beg for his life as the referee calls for the bell, awarding the match to Crush!

    Winner at 5:15- Crush

    The referee raises Crush’s hand as McMahon and Monsoon talk about what an impressive performance Crush showed here tonight. They say with the crowd behind him, the sky is the limit for the new Kona Crush! Crush slaps the fans hands as he walks up the aisle way, with his new, catchy entrance music blasting in the background.

    Sean Mooney is standing by in the back with the WWF Champion Ric Flair, and the man that now wants to be called “The Manager of Champions” Bobby Heenan. Mooney says everyone in the WWF has stated that Flair’s WWF title ring last month at King of the Ring was tainted, and asks Flair how he feels about those accusations.

    “Tainted? Tainted? Sean WOOOney, nothing is tainted when it comes to The Nature Boy! Everybody has their own opinion on how things went down, but at the end of the day, the WWF title is around MY waist, and this entire place is now owned by ME! Take a good look camera man at this gold-

    *Flair opens up his gold robe and forces the camera man to pan in to the WWF title around his waist*

    This title is what it’s all about big man! Savage! Right now you’re the second luckiest person in the WWF, right behind me. I already beat you for this title, but luckily Roddy Piper-

    Heenan pops in- *Who you retired* Heenan pops out-

    became President and granted you a re-match. Tonight, I’ll do whatever it takes to keep this title. I have “The Manager of Champions” in my corner, and he will do whatever it takes to keep this title tonight. Macho Man, the old saying goes, ‘to be the man, you’ve gotta beat the man!” and right now, I AM THE MAN! WOOOO!”

    Flair and Heenan strut off the camera set as Mooney sends it over to Lord Alfred Hayes.

    We cut to Lord Alfred Hayes, who is walking through the hallways in the Baltimore Arena. Hayes says he once again has the task of catching an interview with The Million Dollar Empire, this time inside their private suite skybox overlooking the crowd high up. Hayes walks up on a sign that says “Private Party,” shakes his head and knocks. Virgil opens the door. We can hear Dibiase and his band of Empire members in the background, laughing and having a good time. Bigelow is sitting down in a chair, bottle of beer in hand. On the other side of the suite, Big Bossman is stuffing his face with some of the fine catering that Dibiase spent a lot of money on. Brother Love and IRS are off in the distance, as we can hear IRS and Brother Love talking. We pan in on IRS.

    “So then I walk up to him. I tell him, look, I don’t care if you’re Michael Jordan or not, you never withheld your taxes. The WWF paid you to play Mr. Perfect in a game of basketball, and you never filled out your W2 form.” Brother Love lets out a belly laugh as IRS takes a sip of champagne.

    “That’s why I love you, Brother Irwin. Never let those cheats get ahead. NEVER!”

    Dibiase gets excited when the door opens, thinking it is some beautiful Baltimore women he met earlier on in the day, who he invited up to the private suite to watch tonight’s show. “Virgil, is that them? Let them in. I think one said her name was Jessica, or Julia, or something.”

    Instead, the familiar voice of Lord Alfred Hayes rings out inside the private suite. Dibiase turns around, champagne in hand, and lets out a groan when he sees it is Hayes instead of some beautiful women.

    “You’ve got to be kidding me Hayes! For God’s sake, how in the hell did you get up here?”

    Hayes walks over to Dibiase, ingoing the comments, while keeping one eye peeled onto Bam Bam Bigelow, who is sitting down in the distance with his arms crossed. Hayes says tonight The Empire will be watching, but the team has two huge matchups right around the corner at Summerslam.

    “Look Hayes, you’ve caught me on a good night. I’ll give you an interview, just to get you the hell out of here…”

    Suddenly the door knocks once more, and this time a parade of beautiful ladies walks in. Dibiase quickly rushes up to them as he welcomes them into the Private Suite. There is 1 woman for each man of The Empire, and all of them are quick to get to their feet and introduce themselves. There happens to be 1 woman left over. Dibiase looks over at Hayes, who is still scared to death to be in the suite to begin with.

    “Here Hayes, take her. It’s on me tonight. But I’ll make this deal with you right now and right now only. After tonight, don’t EVER come into my dressing room at a big show AGAIN!” Hayes weighs his options, and decides to sit down next to the beautiful woman, tossing his microphone on the ground as he puts out his hand, introducing himself.

    “See, look, EVERYBODY’S GOT A PRICE! Even LORD ALFRED HAYES! AHAHAHAHA!”

    Virgil kicks the camera man out of the room as we head back down to ringside. McMahon and Monsoon say Lord Alfred Hayes better not spend too much time in that Private Suite, because he has a job to do tonight. McMahon and Monsoon stay on course as they say The Million Dollar Empire does have quite a few big matches at Summerslam, and speaking of the Tag Team Division, it is now time for our next matchup- Owen Hart & The British Bulldog up against Power & Glory!


    Tag Team Match
    Owen Hart & The British Bulldog vs. Power & Glory


    Power & Glory’s music hits as the crowd begins to boo. The sharp dressed man known as Slick prances out from behind the curtain as Hercules and Paul Roma follow suit. Both Hercules and Paul Roma have on matching crop top t-shirts and sunglasses that only the two of them and Slick would label as “cool.” Hercules is wielding his steel chain while Roma taunts the fans. The duo struts down to the ring as McMahon says these two are looking to climb the tag team ladder and find success this time around.

    The British Bulldog’s music hits as the crowd gets to their feet. Bulldog and his brother-in-law Owen Hart make their way through the entrance curtain to a massive amount of cheers. This newly formed tag team has won the crowd over already, even before wresting a tag team match together. McMahon and Monsoon talk about how they formed this team after The Beverly Brothers attacked Owen’s partner Jim Neidhart a couple of months back. The two slap the fans hands as they hop into the ring.

    Hercules and Bulldog begin the match, but Owen is adamant in the corner for a tag in. He wants to show the world it doesn’t matter the size of the wrestler, he can hang with big or small superstars. Bulldog obliges and Owen hops into the ring. Hercules licks his chops as he swings for the fences at Owen, who quickly slides underneath the punch. Owen then hits a drop toe hold on Hercules. Owen then slides down for a headlock, but Hercules is able to lift him up in the air and tosses him into the corner. Hercules follows up right behind for a clothesline but Owen somersaults out of the way and Hercules hits the turnbuckle body first! Owen fires right back on attack with a missile dropkick followed by a spinning heel kick! Owen goes for the quick cover but Hercules tosses him off at 2. Owen smartly makes the tag to Bulldog.

    Bulldog enters the ring and begins to hammer away on Hercules with big body blows to the back and side. Bulldog puts Hercules in a headlock, but Paul Roma makes a heads up play as he blind tags himself into the match. Hercules breaks the headlock and tosses Bulldog off the ropes. Hercules hits the deck as Bulldog hops over him. Paul Roma is waiting with a cross body block but Bulldog catches him in midair. Hercules is waiting for Bulldog and rolls right into the back of his legs, table topping him! Roma lands right on top of Bulldog and hooks the leg, but Bulldog kicks out. Roma begins to work over Bulldog’s arm with an armbar. Bulldog easily fights out of the hold and hip tosses Roma across the ring!

    Bulldog with the tag to Owen, who climbs to the top turnbuckle. Owen sizes up Roma, waiting for him to get to his feet. Roma staggers to his feet and Owen jumps off, hitting a flying top rope missile dropkick! Owen with the cover but Hercules rushes into the ring to break up the pinfall attempt. Bulldog takes exception to this and rushes the ring as well, and clotheslines Hercules! Bulldog tosses Hercules out of the ring as Owen takes control of the match. After an arm drag and a suplex, Hart tags Bulldog back in. Bulldog hoists Roma over his shoulder and calls for the Running Powerslam when…

    Suddenly, The Beverly Brothers and The Genius are seen walking down the entrance way. McMahon and Monsoon say they are up to no good, as they said they were going to make their presence felt here tonight. Inside the ring, Bulldog drops Roma to the mat as he has a score to settle with Beau and Blake! Beau and The Genius hop up on the ring apron and distract the referee, who orders them to the back. Just then, Blake sneaks up behind Bulldog and BLASTS HIM OVER THE HEAD WITH THE GENIUS’ STEEL CLIPBOARD! The referee had his back turned and never saw this! For good measure, Blake also begins to swing at Owen on the ring apron, but Owen ducks. Just then Hercules, recovering from his toss out of the ring earlier on, grabs Owen’s leg and sweeps him off the apron! Owen hits the mat face first!

    The damage is done, and Roma is well aware. He drapes an arm over the fallen Bulldog as The Genius and Beau hop off the apron. 1…2…3! Power and Glory have won the match, but thanks to interference from The Beverly Brothers!

    Winners at 10:51- Power & Glory

    The match is over, but the fun is just beginning for The Beverly Brothers, who rush the ring and begin hammering away on Bulldog. Hercules and Roma stick around for the action and help put the boots to him. Owen attempts to make a valiant effort at saving his partner, but he is flattened by a clothesline from Hercules! It’s a 4 on 2 beat down! Beau hold Bulldog’s arms back while Roma punches away. Blake holds Owen’s arms back as Hercules hammers at his mid-section when….

    THE STEINER BROTHERS COME SPRINTING DOWN THE AISLE WAY TO HELP!

    Rick and Scott, in their first appearance on WWF television storm the ring and begin to clean house. Rick disposes of Beau while Scott clotheslines Blake over the ropes and to the floor! The Steiner’s turn around as Hercules and Roma attempt to take them down, but to no avail. Rick lifts Roma over his head and tosses him out of the ring and onto the floor! In a very impressive feat of strength, Scott certainly took his ICO-PRO before he came out, as he lifts the massive Hercules over his head for a perfectly executed belly-to-belly suplex! Hercules crawls underneath the ropes and retreats with Slick and Roma up the entrance way. The Genius also corrals Beau and Blake and follow Power & Glory up the aisle to safety.

    Inside the ring, Rick and Scott help Bulldog and Owen to their feet. The four men exchange handshakes as Rick and Scott raises Bulldog and Owen’s arms. The crowd cheers for the two tag teams, as McMahon and Monsoon say The Steiner Brothers won’t put up with any nonsense from teams like The Beverly Brothers or Power & Glory. They say the Tag Team Division has never been stronger, and with teams like Owen & Bulldog and The Steiner Brothers around, order will be restored!

    McMahon and Monsoon then shift focus, as they show us a clip from last month’s King of the Ring, where Sid Justice defeated Marty Jannetty in the Tournament finals to become 1992 King of the Ring. They say Sid Justice isn’t scheduled for a match tonight, but has his sights set on whoever walks out WWF champion tonight, as he will face the WWF Champion at Summerslam.

    They then segway into talking about The Biggest Party of the Summer- SUMMERSLAM! Airing in the United States on Monday Night, August 31, 1992! Contact your local cable provider today! You DON’T want to miss this one!

    We head to the back where Sean Mooney is standing by with the man who lost to Sid Justice in the King of the Ring finals, Marty Jannetty. Mooney asks Jannetty what his plans are next, following the crushing defeat last month.

    “Mooney, I’ve never felt better than I have right now. I am on top of my game. Sure, Sid Justice beat me down last month, but that loss has only made me stronger. I’ve taken the past few weeks to think about my upcoming plans, and for some reason I keep going back to Shawn Michaels. Shawn, you may have gotten the best of me at Wrestlemania 8, but I took care of you at King of the Ring, so I guess that makes us even right? We’re tied 1 to 1 right now, and I’d like nothing more than to beat you at Summerslam! So what do you say, old pal? Marty versus Shawn one more time at Summerslam?”

    Just then Marty gets JUMPED FROM BEHIND BY SHAWN MICHAELS! Michaels begins stomping out Jannetty, who wasn’t expecting this attack. Michaels pounds Jannetty in the head with hard right hands until WWF Officials are able to pull Michaels off of Jannetty. Michaels looks down at the fallen Jannetty as he is held back.

    “You want me at Summerslam Marty? You’re on!”

    Michaels eludes the host of officials as he gets one last kick in before letting WWF Officials push him off the interview set.

    McMahon and Monsoon say that Michaels hit Jannetty with a cheap shot, and that was the coward’s way of accepting a match. Nevertheless, it seems as if we have another match set for Summerslam between Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels. McMahon says this will be the rubber match in the series, as both men have a win over each other thus far in 1992.

    We then cut to a video package of reigning Intercontinental champion Bret Hart, who has been in London, England the past week promoting Summerslam. We see Bret Hart taking pictures with fans, posing next to the Queen’s Guard, taking a phone call inside the Red Telephone Box, and walking outside Wembly Stadium with a host of reporters and fans. Vince McMahon tells us that Bret Hart is ready for his biggest challenger to date- Bam Bam Bigelow at Summerslam, and everyone else here in the WWF is ready for Summerslam!

    We send it over to Gene Okerlund, who is with “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Just moments away from a huge opportunity to gain back the WWF title from Ric Flair, Okerlund asks Savage his mindset heading into the match.

    “RIC FLAIR! Tonight I’m gonna spell it out for ya, plain and simple. You robbed me at King of the Ring, and I ain’t about to let it happen again OHHH YEAH! This time it’s gonna be a lit-tle different, see they call that big blue cage the ULTIMATE EQUALIZER UHH HUHH, and that cage will prevent that little weasel Bobby Heenan from disrupting our match. After tonight, the title is coming back home to the Macho Man….DIG IT!” Savage stares into the camera as Okerlund sends it back down to ringside.


    WWF Championship- Steel Cage Match
    ©Ric Flair w/Bobby Heenan vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage


    It is now time for the WWF Championship! The camera pans high inside the Baltimore Arena as we see an aerial shot of the sold blue steel cage constructed over the ring. McMahon and Monsoon say that steel cage matches have been known to change careers, and tonight may be no different.

    “Pomp and Circumstances” hits as the fans get to their feet. Macho Man emerges from the neon entrance way as he points out into the crowd. Savage walks down to the ring, signaling for the WWF title around his waist. He puts his hands on the outside of the steel cage, feeling it out. He climbs through the cage door and then climbs high over the top turnbuckle as he sets himself with one leg on top of the cage as he strikes a pose. Millions of camera flashes go off as Savage poses with one arm high in the air.

    “Space Odyssey 2001” begins to play as Bobby Heenan pops out from behind the curtain first. He turns and faces the entrance way as Ric Flair walks out. A long gold and white feathered robe flanks the WWF Champion, as he struts down to the ring. Flair looks up at the steel cage before shaking hands with “The Manager of Champions” Bobby Heenan, who wishes him good luck inside the steel cage. Flair climbs in and stares down Savage from across the ring.

    The referee raises the WWF title high in the air before handing it to the referee standing in front of the cage door. The bell rings and we are under way, inside the solid steel cage for the WWF Championship! THIS NIGHT HAS CERTAINLY REACHED ITS BOILING POINT!

    The two circle around each other before Flair shoots for Savage’s leg. Savage sees it coming and pushes Flair’s head into the mat. Flair quickly gets to his feet as Savage mocks Flair by doing his famous strut. Flair runs at Savage who is waiting. Savage grabs a hold of Flair’s head and uses Flair’s momentum to launch him head first into the steel cage! Flair comes crashing back down to the mat. Savage goes on the attack with a clothesline followed by an arm drag. Flair slides over to the corner on his hands and knees, begging for mercy. Savage doesn’t care, as he rushes over where Flair is waiting with a shot to the gut. Flair gets to his feet and begins punching at Savage’s back. Flair climbs to the top turnbuckle, but Savage begins firing away with rights and lefts. Flair find himself in a bad position as Savage grabs underneath him, and tosses him off the top rope and to the mat, where Flair lands hard!

    Savage races off the ropes as Flair ducks. Savage bounces back off the ropes and hits a dropkick! Flair stumbles backwards and falls through the middle rope, with his head bouncing off the steel cage. Savage lifts Flair to his feet and begins rubbing Flair’s face across the steel blue bars! Flair is now busted wide open! Savage slaps Flair across the chest. Flair crumbles to a heap. Savage lifts Flair’s body back up and delivers another vicious chop. Flair stands upright before falling face first onto the mat! Savage with a pinfall attempt. 1…2..NO! Flair raises his shoulder at 2. Savage lifts Flair back to his feet and goes to whip him back into the steel cage, but Flair reverses it and sends Savage face first into the cage! Savage’s head rattles off the cage as he comes back crashing down to the mat. Flair quickly attempts to escape as he dives for the door, but Savage grabs his leg in the nick of time!

    Savage holds onto Flair’s leg as he uses his leverage to pull Flair back inside the ring. Flair counters with an eye poke that sends Savage back. Flair with a scoop slam followed by an elbow drop. Flair signals for the Figure Four Leglock, but as he turns around to lock the leg in Savage kicks him in the back, sending him into the corner. Savage gets to his feet and slams Flair’s head into the turnbuckle pad! The fans count along as Savage gets to 10. He then picks Flair up and places him on the top turnbuckle, back facing towards Savage. Savage climbs up with Flair as he hooks Flair’s arm around his head. Savage leans back and comes off with a TOP ROPE BACK BODY DROP! Both men are down in pain. Savage goes for the cover. 1..2…NO! Flair kicks out. Savage stomps on Flair’s head as he climbs back to the top turnbuckle. Savage is perched high above as he raises his arms in the air. Just then, Savage has second thoughts. Instead of jumping off with his Flying Elbow Drop, he looks up at the top of the cage and nods his head. The crowd is on their feet as Savage is now perched high in the air, standing on top of the steel cage! SAVAGE THEN LEAPS OFF THE TOP OF THE CAGE, CONNECTING WITH A FLYING ELBOW DROP ON RIC FLAIR! Savage comes crashing down and instead of pinning Flair he holds his side in pain from the impact of the elbow drop! Finally, Savage drapes an arm over Flair. 1….2….NO! At the last second, Flair is able to stretch his foot out and place it on the bottom rope. Savage doesn’t know what else to do.

    Savage slams the mat in frustration as he begins to plan his next move. Heenan is anxiously pacing around on the outside. He grabs his squirt bottle of water and places his arm through the cage, squirting the water on Flair’s face in an attempt to revive the WWF Champion. Savage kicks the water bottle away from Flair. Savage then begins to scale the cage, looking to escape. Savage gets to the top of the cage as Flair finally gets to his feet. Flair begins to shake the cage, attempting to pry Savage off of it. After that doesn’t work, Flair begins to climb behind Savage and reaches up, grabbing his foot. Savage attempts to shake free from Flair, but Flair is able to climb up right next to Savage.

    The two men sit on the top of the cage, legs straddled around the blue bars, and begin throwing punches at each other. Neither man budges. Savage takes Flair’s head and slams it into the top of the cage as he gets his legs over the top. All Savage needs to do is climb down and the WWF title is his! Flair reaches down and grabs a hold of Savage’s hair. Savage tries to pry Flair’s hand off of him, but Flair has a tight grip on it. Flair then gets both legs free from the top of the cage, and BOTH MEN ARE A FEW FEET FROM LANDING ON THE FLOOR! Savage punches at Flair. Flair punches at Savage. Both men dangle off the cage with one arm free. Flair goes to punch Savage again but Savage puts his arm up, blocking it. Flair fights back, and eventually both men end up with each other’s heads in their hands! Bobby Heenan is right underneath both men, watching every single movement from them. Simultaneously, Flair and Savage slam each other’s heads into the steel cage…BOTH MEN FALL OFF….BUT SAVAGE FALLS ONTO BOBBY HEENAN, GIVING FLAIR A SPLIT SECOND DIFFERENCE TO TOUCH THE FLOOR FIRST! RIC FLAIR WINS!

    Winner at 20:35 and STILL WWF Champion- Ric Flair

    The outside referee raises the battered and bloodied Ric Flair’s hand, as the crowd begins to boo. Savage is still lying on top of Heenan, who sacrificed his own body in order for Flair to keep his title! Ric Flair grabs his title as he raises it high over his head. He helps Bobby Heenan to his feet, who is visibly shaken up, holding his neck. The two men embrace on the outside as Savage gets to his feet, distraught over losing once again due to Bobby Heenan. There is commotion up at the top of the entrance way…

    WHERE SID JUSTICE HAS EMERGED!

    Sid walks with a purpose down to the ring. Bobby Heenan makes a run for it, not looking to get any more hurt tonight. Sid sets his sights on Savage. Sid winds up and delivers a big boot to Savage that flattens him on the ringside floor. Flair sees Sid in the distance and cheers him on. Sid then puts his attention towards Flair. Flair has nowhere to run, so decides to enter back into the ring. He knocks the referee down as he stumbles to grab the lock and key for the steel cage door. Flair enters the ring and quickly tries to lock the door, but Sid is right there and swipes the lock and key from Flair’s hands. McMahon and Monsoon say Sid Justice will show the world right now if he is on Flair’s side or not!

    Sid then opens the cage door and climbs in. The crowd is on their feet, waiting to see the beating of a lifetime. Flair begs for his life as Sid smirks while punching his hand. Flair tries to climb up the cage, but Sid grabs him by the hair. Flair begs for his life as Sid wraps his massive hand around Flair’s throat. He lifts Flair high in the air and CHOKESLAMS him to the mat! The crowd comes unglued for Sid Justice, who just made his intentions known. Sid stares down at the unconscious Ric Flair, before exiting the steel cage. Sid walks up the entrance way with his arms high in the air, as he lets everyone know he will be gunning for Ric Flair at Summerslam, and they ARE NOT friends any longer.

    McMahon and Monsoon hype up the Summerslam Main Event, which at the moment will see WWF Champion Ric Flair up against his former friend and bodyguard, the 1992 King of the Ring winner Sid Justice. McMahon takes note that at Summerslam just one year ago is where Ric Flair and Sid Justice made their debut together in the WWF, so them fighting for the WWF Championship just one year later is poetic justice…for Sid Justice!

    An ICO-PRO commercial is shown, this time profiling “The Native American” Tatanka. Tatanka is seen in a gym with a cut off WWF t-shirt on. He is seen benching over 400 pounds on the bench press, then the camera pans to him curling the same bar, this time with 225 pounds on the bar. Tatanka is then seen doing push-ups before he jumps to his feet and points right into the camera-“ICO-PRO, YOU’VE GOTTA WANT IT!”

    McMahon and Monsoon hype up ICO-PRO, the newest line of bodybuilding supplements, in all GNC stores across America. McMahon says Tatanka has been training harder than ever before, because at Summerslam he is set to square off against the man that he beat in the King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Big Bossman. McMahon says another hot match at Summerslam will feature Jake Roberts and The Freak Show up against Hulk Hogan, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, and one more mystery man in a HUGE Six-Man Tag Team match. The announcers then shift focus as they talk about the actions of The Berzerker over the past few months, and say Paul Bearer’s special edition of The Funeral Parlor is up next!


    The Funeral Parlor- With Special Guest- The Berzerker

    The camera cuts over to the side of the entrance way, where we see Paul Bearer standing in front of a wooden coffin. Two wooden coffins flank him standing up on each side of Bearer, while green mist fills up the Funeral Parlor set. A tombstone is placed in front of the wooden coffin which reads “Berzerker.” Noticeably absent is Paul Bearer’s 7 foot Phenom, The Undertaker. Paul Bearer welcomes everyone to a special edition of The Funeral Parlor, and introduces his guest for tonight, the man that cost The Undertaker a spot in the King of the Ring Tournament, The Berzerker!

    The Berzerker enters the set with his sword and shield. Berzerker is NOT happy about being on the set tonight, and quickly yanks the microphone from Bearer’s hands.

    “I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY TO YOU PAUL BEARER! I CAME OUT HERE TO GET MY HANDS ON THE UNDERTAKER! NOW WHERE IS HE?!?!”

    Paul Bearer takes back the mic, while holding onto his precious urn in the other hand.

    “OHHH Berzerker, my Undertaker is HERE tonight. He is watching from a distance, waiting for the right moment to strike you, OHHH YEASSS! You’re going to have to answer for what you did to my Undertaker!”

    The Berzerker rips the mic from Bearer’s hands once more.

    “I…SAID….GIVE ME THE UNDERTAKER! WHERE IS HE? I’M GONNA SHOVE THIS SWORD RIGHT THROUGH HIS COLD HEART! NOW I’M NOT GONNA ASK AGAIN! GIVE ME THE UNDERTAKER!”


    The Berzerker is growing impatient, and starts walking a little closer to Paul Bearer each time he asks for The Undertaker. Eventually, Berzerker grabs Bearer around his neck, shouting for The Undertaker…

    WHEN SUDDENLY…


    THE UNDERTAKER POPS OUT OF ONE OF THE WOODEN COFFINS! The crowd gets to their feet and cheers at the sight of The Undertaker. The Undertaker quickly grabs a hold of The Berzerker, wrapping his massive hands around Berzerker’s neck. Berzerker eventually breaks the hold and begins throwing wild punches. The Undertaker ducks and smashes Berzerker’s face on the top of one of the coffins! The Undertaker then lifts Berzerker up and goes for a Tombstone on the cold, hard floor, but Berzerker is able to muscle his way out of it. Berzerker then grabs his sword and begins swinging it wildly through the air. The Undertaker ducks and the sword gets caught in one of the wooden caskets. Berzerker turns around and runs into a right hand from Undertaker. Undertaker goes to pick up Berzerker but he is able to graze Undertaker in the head with his shield! Berzerker frees himself from The Undertaker’s grip and rushes off the set and to the back. The Undertaker catches his breath as he picks up the microphone, for the world to hear.

    “BERZERKER, YOU’VE MESSED WITH THE WRONG MAN! YOU WILL ANSWER FOR YOUR ACTIONS! AT SUMMERSLAM I WANT YOU…IN A CASKET MATCH!”

    The crowd pops with excitement as The Undertaker’s music begins to blast throughout the arena. We head back to the announce booth where McMahon and Monsoon say they never expected The Undertaker to be hiding inside one of the caskets, and can’t believe the announcement that The Undertaker has just challenged The Berzerker to a Casket Match at Summerslam! McMahon says this Summerslam card is starting to shape up, and it may be the biggest Summerslam in the history of the WWF!

    Gene Okerlund is standing by with The Mega Maniacs- Hulk Hogan and Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake. The two men are beyond jacked up as they pace back and forth on the interview set. Okerlund asks the dynamic duo how they plan to combat not only The Nasty Boys, but also Jake Roberts and The Freak Show tonight.

    “Well let me tell ya something Mean Gene. Brother Brutus and I have been cuttin’ and struttin’, and hangin’ and bangin’ all month long on the beautiful beaches of Florida brother! And one thing we’ve figured out so far is strength in numbers. That’s why we’re not worried about Knobbs and Saggs tonight brother, and we are certainly not worried about Jake Roberts and his band of geeks tonight. I told everyone I have our third partner on speed dial brother, and he is rockin’ and ready to go whenever I need him to be. Knobbs, Saggs, WHATCHYA GONNA DOOO…WHEN THE MEGA MANIACS AND HULKAMANIA RUN WILD ON YOUUUU!”

    Beefcake begins moving his scissors back and forth as Hulk Hogan strikes a pose for the camera, before Okerlund sends it back down to ringside for the Main Event of the night!


    Tag Team Match
    The Mega Maniacs (Hulk Hogan & Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake) vs. The Nasty Boys


    The Nasty Boys music hits as the crowd begins to boo. Brian Knobbs and Jerry Saggs make their way through the curtain alongside their manager, Jimmy Hart. The trio walk down to the ring as the crowd jeers at them. The Nasty Boys enter the ring and hold their hands high in the air, as they talk trash to the fans.

    “Real American” hits as the Baltimore Arena comes unglued! Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake emerge from behind the curtain as they pose for the fans. The duo begins to walk down the aisle with a purpose as Hogan points at The Nasty Boys. Hogan and Beefcake storm the ring as they begin to pummel Knobbs and Saggs while they still have their long, black trench coats on! The referee eventually restores order as Hogan and Knobbs start off the match.

    The referee calls for the bell as Hogan rips the trench coat off of Knobbs. Hogan pounds away on Knobbs as he can’t even get to his feet. Hogan lifts Knobbs up to his feet and chops him across the chest. Hogan sends Knobbs off the ropes and hits him with a clothesline! The place is electric as they cheer even louder with each move by Hogan. Hogan tags in Beefcake who goes on the offensive. Beefcake connects with a running high knee followed by a scoop slam. Beefcake with the cover but Knobbs kicks out at 2. Beefcake lifts Knobbs to his feet and runs off the ropes. Beefcake goes for a clothesline but Knobbs ducks and catches Beefcake with a hip toss. Knobbs tags in Saggs as the duo works over Beefcake in the corner. Saggs holds his arm up in the air as Knobbs smashes Beefcake’s surgically repaired face right into Saggs’ armpit! THE PIT-STOP! Beefcake holds his head in pain as Saggs stomps on his back.

    Saggs lifts Beefcake high over his head for a press slam! Saggs tags in Knobbs, as the duo begin to cut the ring in half, attempting to neutralize Hogan on the outside. Knobbs puts Beefcake in a Sleeper Hold, looking to end the match right now! Hogan gets the fans going by stomping his feet on the apron, as he holds out his hand for Beefcake to make the tag. Beefcake begins to battle back, and eventually backs Knobbs into the corner and Knobbs let’s go of the hold. Beefcake crawls over to Hogan, who has his arm stretched out far. Knobbs tags in Saggs who rushes to Beefcake, and grabs a hold of his leg. Beefcake pushes forward and is able to make the tag to Hogan!

    Hogan enters the ring like a man on fire as he drills Saggs with rights and lefts. Hogan races over to the opposite corner and punches Knobbs in the head, who then falls off the apron and to the floor! Hogan then sets his attention inside the ring. Saggs comes charging at Hogan who lifts Saggs high in the air with a back body drop. Saggs gets to his feet and begins hammering away on Hogan, but THE HULKSTER IS HULKING UP!! Hogan drills Saggs with three punches before sending him off the ropes. Saggs bounces back and walks right into a BIG BOOT! Hogan bounces off the ropes and connects with the LEG DROP! COVER! 1…2….3!

    Winners at 5:25- The Mega Maniacs


    Hogan and Beefcake celebrate inside the ring as the crowd is at a fever pitch. Hogan and Beefcake begin to pose for the crowd…

    WHEN THE LIGHTS INSIDE THE ARENA GO OUT!


    When they come back on, Jake Roberts, Cactus Jack and Doink the Clown are flanking the ring, looking to strike. Hogan and Beefcake have their backs to each other as they get ready to defend themselves. The Freak Show rushes the ring and A BRAWL BREAKS OUT! Hogan begins hammering away on Doink while Cactus and Beefcake do battle. Roberts slowly takes his time entering the ring, before slithering into the corner. Roberts sits down from his favorite spot inside the ring as he watches Doink and Cactus do their best to handle Hogan and Beefcake. After he’s seen enough, Roberts gets to his feet and catches Beefcake off guard with a DDT!

    The trio then shift their focus towards Hogan, and they begin beating him down. Cactus and Doink hold Hogan by each arm as Roberts strikes him in the gut with a hard punch. Hogan doubles over in pain as Roberts hooks his arm around Hogan’s head, signaling for the DDT…

    WHEN THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR’S MUSIC HITS!

    The arena nearly pops the ceiling off as Warrior, who we haven’t seen since last summer, sprints down to the ring! Roberts stops dead in his tracks with Hogan’s head still in his hands. Warrior charges Roberts and knocks him to the ground. Cactus and Doink quickly rush over to their leader as they pull him out of the ring and out of harm’s way!

    Ultimate Warrior helps Hogan and Beefcake to their feet, as McMahon states that The Ultimate Warrior MUST BE THE THIRD MAN! Hogan shakes the cobwebs from the beating he just took as he shakes Warrior’s hand. The last scene we see for July’s JAMPACKED Saturday Night’s Main Event is Hogan, Warrior and Beefcake standing tall in the middle of the ring. Gorilla Monsoon signs us off for tonight- “What an action packed night we’ve had here tonight! All roads now lead to Summerslam, which is shaping up to be one of the biggest events in WWF history. For Vince McMahon, I’m Gorilla Monsoon. Good night, God bless you all, and God Bless America!”
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    Crush getting a relatively easy win to kick us off is absolutely fine. Not exactly an exciting start, but shows weren't really built like that just yet so it's all good. Excited to see what you do with him, I have a soft spot for Kona Crush.

    Ah, man, the Million Dollar Skybox was absolutely amazing. The Michael Jordan anecdote, Hayes taking the woman... fantastic work there my friend. Will be hard to top it this show for sure.

    Surprised that Power and Glory went over given they have limited value. Maybe I'm biased due to being British, but I've definitely noticed a lack of focus on Bulldog in this. That's cool, not everyone can be a star, but jobbing to Power and Glory when in reality he was about to headline Summerslam in front of 90,000 fans is quite the step down. The Steiners making the save is awesome though, can't wait for them to finally get a bit more involved, no doubt in an eight man at Summerslam.

    Marty v Shawn Chapter Three was always going to happen at Summerslam, and I'm good with that. Should be excellent.

    Whoa, early showing for the title match. I get you want whoever will be Hogan's partner to be in the main event slot, but a cage match rematch of a title switch feels slightly odd as a mid card match, especially in 1992. Love the use of "boiling point", that's so 1992. Loved this match, but slightly unsure on the Elbow Drop off the cage getting a rope break finish. In 1992, a spot like that should be epic, not a throwaway mid-match moment in a mid card SNME match, you know? After the one with Snuka in MSG, is this the second ever mainstream cage dive? Feel like that should have been saved for the finish or something to give it the credibility it deserves. Really enjoyed the ending, though, with Savage landing on Heenan. Feel a little like maybe Flair needs a proper win to look strong, but I guess that isn't really his character going in to the Sid match. Love the ending with Sid taking out Flair to make his intentions clear. I really thought he was going to rip the door off, though! That would have been sweet. But, yeah, Sid planting Flair with a Chokeslam makes him seem like the biggest babyface in the world, which is great.

    Loving the ICO-PRO segments!

    You ever notice the correlation between quality of Undertaker matches and number of "death" related gimmick matches? The worse his opponents, the more likely he'll have numerous Casket/Last Ride/Buried Alive matches This segment was some lovely, goofy 1992 fun though. Taker "shockingly" coming out of a casket, the brawl, the challenge... all exactly what you'd want for 1992.

    Yeah, not shocked it was Warrior as the third man, but that's not bad thing at all. There's really not anyone else who would have been a strong enough pay off for me. A great moment to finish the show, and we're really rocking and rolling going in to Summerslam. Good stuff.

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    Boiling Point is an amazing tag line for this show. Almost wish you’d saved it for Summerslam!! I’d love to hear commentary Vince growling that out. Awesome.


    A bit surprised you didn’t kick the show off with one of the main event matches to keep in fitting with SNME traditions, but this was a well booked return for Crush to establish him now as a face. Some cool touches too to cement his change by renaming his moves. Be interesting to see how far you can take him in the thread.


    Solid Flair promo, and I love Heenan being the ‘manager of Champions’ here. Perfect for him.


    This segment with DiBiase and his cronies might’ve just stolen the whole damn show. This was fantastic from start to finish. The dig at Michael Jordan was great but Lord Alfred Hayes was the highlight. The idea of this prim and proper elder gentleman tossing his microphone away to spend some time with a young woman instead cracked me up. Very funny stuff, and a great use of the Empire on the show without having them in a match. Great work.


    Looks like Power & Glory are potentially being lined up as future challengers for the tag titles with this win. Not my favourite team ever, but I can get behind the booking to get them ready for a future LOD feud after Summerslam, whilst using the match to move the Harts issue with the Beverlys along.


    Hold that thought. Looks like I jumped the gun on that P&G prediction... but I still like you putting them over in order to give the Steiners a credible team to brush aside in order to establish themselves. Also, lol at the line that Scott was showing he’d clearly had his ICOPRO. Expecting a 10 man tag maybe at Summerslam with these 8 plus Martel & Anvil to round out the groups.


    Nice simple and effective set up for Marty vs Shawn 3 at Summerslam. It’s been a really well booked feud to this point and the blow off is coming at the perfect point.


    It may be a small thing, but I love the authenticity of the Bret video, visiting London.


    I’d have to agree with Keefs point on the outrageous elbow drop spot not being the finish. That spot would dwarf the Snuka splash in terms of impact, and the foot on the rope just feels like a bit of a disappointing cop out. My other nitpick on the match would be the finish. It’s more of a general irritation rather than what you’ve done here, but from a logical stand point if both guys are fighting it out hanging onto the cage, I’m left asking why they don’t both just have the idea to fall in order to win. Hanging on makes no sense to me. But there was still a lot of drama with what you did and the cleverness to have Savage land on Heenan meaning Flair hit the ground first was excellent.


    Well, I think Sid just confirmed himself as the bad ass baby face on this roster. Glad he made it crystal clear there’s no alliance with Flair, and it feels like a real 50/50 toss up for Summerslam as to whether you crown Sid on the big stage or having Flair continue on as a rather ‘lucky’ champion for a while longer.


    ICO-PRO ads are a low-key highlight on these shows now. Looking forward to seeing who is shilling it at Summerslam!


    Funeral Parlour was solid, if a bit by the numbers, but for 1992, Taker popping out of the casket would be a big moment. Think the gimmick match is a good idea for Summerslam too in order to add some form of spectacle to Taker/Zerker. Solid build up for that match.


    Tag match ending the show was an initial surprise, just given the cage match being booked on the show too, you’d expect that to headline. That said, I get why Hogan closed the show. It’s Hogan, for starters, and then the reveal of Hogans third man was a moment that wouldn’t have been followed. Ultimate Warrior being back is a hell of a big moment to end the night with and makes the 6 man tag at Summerslam that much bigger as a result. Feels like a main event level attraction now for the stadium event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keefmoon View Post
    Surprised that Power and Glory went over given they have limited value. Maybe I'm biased due to being British, but I've definitely noticed a lack of focus on Bulldog in this. That's cool, not everyone can be a star, but jobbing to Power and Glory when in reality he was about to headline Summerslam in front of 90,000 fans is quite the step down. The Steiners making the save is awesome though, can't wait for them to finally get a bit more involved, no doubt in an eight man at Summerslam.
    Keep in mind that Bulldog was only in the main event because Summerslam was in England. Had it taken place in America, which it came very close to being, Bulldog would have just been in some meaningless match against The Repo Man. This is the same year where Bulldog's Wrestlemania 8 match was cut at the last minute, despite being another meaningless match, this time against The Berzerker. Then just prior to leaving the WWE, Bulldog was originally announced as to defending the IC Title against The Mountie at Survivor Series in yet another weak match where Mountie's star power had dropped a ton in the last year. Bulldog's second run with the WWE was simply one where he was marketed pretty well, but it was clear that the WWE didn't see him as anything special beyond just being their sole UK star.

    Battletank may not be giving Bulldog that key match up that he had in his second run, but I'd say he's keeping Bulldog at the same spot in the company that Smith was in reality.

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    Good little intro and I do love the Boiling Point tagline. Simple squash match for Crush… I think it was a good idea to start the show with this bc it is SNME and not Summerslam where you wanna get it started super hot. Love the names for the finishers… idk if u made that up or not, but good stuff


    Nice little promo by Flair.. I loved Heenan popping in but allowing Ric to talk…I do hope that you have some more people with Heenan bc u wanna get the most out of him and that is by talking about his clients and not being in the background of Flair… but im not saying take him away from Flair…


    A great way of getting Million Dollar Empire on the show and getting over each character… I loved that even though they didn’t have a match, they made their presence known.

    I loved the decision to have Power and Glory to go over here… you made the right decision in having the heels win bc then it made the babyface save from the Steiners that much bigger… you def have a great tag division and I can sense a 8 man tag match at Summerslam.

    Small little segment with Marty and Shawn, but it was beneficial to the long term story arc… I do wish that this 3rd match will be a gimmick match… preferably involving a ladder….

    You’ve been watching way too much new era WWE… there aint no rope breaks in cage matches… hell of a spot though… wonderful finish to the match as it keeps Macho strong bc he could have won if not for that damn Weasel Bobby Heenan… I loved the finish… if I steal it don’t get mad…

    ICO-PRO DADDDDYYYY

    The Berzerker can TALK??? Holy Shit… one thing I will say is that I am sad that WCW never really had these talk show like segments…. I wanna do them, but don’t know if people would shit on it bc its not WCW authentic… Wonderful segment with Taker being in coffin and the set up for a casket match… another Monster for Taker to slay

    Loved the little promo from Hogan before the big match… Hogan wasn’t loosing and that’s a fact… what a HUGE way to go out of the big show with Warrior being back… there was a reason that you saved this for the main event and it made it special to send the crowd home happy






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    The Berzerker can TALK??? Holy Shit… one thing I will say is that I am sad that WCW never really had these talk show like segments…. I wanna do them, but don’t know if people would shit on it bc its not WCW authentic… Wonderful segment with Taker being in coffin and the set up for a casket match… another Monster for Taker to slay
    WCW had talk shows. The infamous Shockmaster debut happened on an edition of Flair for the Gold. Another big one was The Danger Zone with Paul Heyman. Terry Funk had a short lived one called Funk's Grill. WCW may have phased them out after 1993, but the concept was still a thing.

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    Over half-way through the summer and past the “boiling point,” there is no turning back now as we ascent to the climax of the summer-The Biggest Party of the Summer- Summerslam! All roads end with a skip across the pond in London, England on Monday Night, August 31, 1992! It’s been a long and winding road full of twists and turns as we made our way through June and the King of the Ring. Things escalated from there at Saturday Night’s Main Event in July, and it will all come to a conclusion in August. Summerslam is shaping up to be one of the biggest-if not THE biggest Summerslam in the history of the WWF! Let’s now take a look at everything that has lead up to Summerslam:

    FIRST TIME EVER/THE SUMMER OF SID
    Ever since his controversial WWF Championship victory at King of the Ring, WWF Champion Ric Flair has put the target square on his back throughout the summer. With another tainted Steel Cage Match victory over Macho Man at July’s Saturday Night’s Main Event, the question is now- how much longer will lady luck be on “The Nature Boy’s” side? With his former bodyguard and good friend Sid Justice seemingly gone rogue, Flair needs to look over his shoulder everywhere he goes. Moreover, his feud with Macho Man is far from finished, with Bobby Heenan helping Flair in both of their title matches. Even as the reigning WWF Champion, Ric Flair has had the odds stacked against him all summer, and over the course of August, those odds got a little worse for Flair.

    Not one to be known for liking the man who ended his in-ring career at Wrestlemania 8, WWF President Roddy Piper has tried everything in his power to rid the WWF of Ric Flair’s title reign. Piper has not been quiet about his disdain for Flair, and on Superstars throughout August, he stacked the deck against Flair heading into Summerslam as much as he possibly could without getting fired as President of the WWF. Piper made it clear that his friend and former WWF Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage deserved one more chance at Ric Flair and the WWF Championship after coming up short two months in a row due to interference from Ric Flair’s business partner and “Manager of Champions” Bobby Heenan. However, with Sid Justice guaranteed a WWF Championship in the Main Event of Summerslam, Piper needed to figure out a way of giving Savage one more shot at the biggest prize in the WWF.

    It all started following Saturday Night’s Main Event. Piper quickly drew up the contract for Summerslam pitting 1992 King of the Ring winner Sid Justice up against WWF Champion Ric Flair. Before officially providing the contract to both men, he had another plan in mind. On the last Superstars in July, it was announced that a contract signing would take place. Piper called out both WWF Champion Ric Flair and Sid Justice. Before having them sign the contract, he said he had one more surprise, and called for Macho Man to make his way down to the ring. Piper then said that what he was about to announce was something never before seen in the WWF, and he planned on making history as WWF President.

    Piper then presented all three men with a brand new contract, and announced to the world that Ric Flair would not only be defending the title against Sid Justice, but he was also adding Macho Man to the match, officially making it the FIRST EVER TRIPLE THREAT MATCH IN WWF HISTORY! Ric Flair and Bobby Heenan were irate, causing a scene inside the ring. Macho Man played into the crowd as he climbed to the top rope to celebrate his one last chance at regaining the WWF title. Sid Justice was best described as indifferent, never taking his eyes off of Ric Flair and his WWF title around the shoulder.

    The fans went crazy at the announcement, as we have never seen a Triple Threat Match take place in the WWF. The rules are quite simple, three men will fight, and whoever scores the first pinfall will be the WWF Champion. Piper explained the rules to the everyone, which made Flair become more irate after finding out he could lose his title without even being a part of the decisive fall. Flair took off his very expensive suit jacket and threw it down on the floor. Heenan held his head in his hands. Piper ended the signing by wishing everyone (except Flair) good luck at Summerslam.

    The moment Piper left the ring, chaos ensued. Sid Justice, not one to sit around, immediately gave Macho Man a big boot that knocked him over the top rope and to the floor. Bobby Heenan made a run for it, but Ric Flair wasn’t as lucky. Flair hit the deck in the corner of the ring, holding up his hands to try and convince his former bodyguard and 7 foot monster to hold back. The crowd was fully behind Sid, even after nearly kicking Savage’s head off his shoulders. Sid grabbed Flair by the hair, and in similar fashion to the beating he gave him inside the Steel Cage at Saturday Night’s Main Event, lifted Flair high in the air for a devastating chokeslam, but at the last second Heenan was able to distract Sid long enough for Flair to get out of the 7 foot monster’s grasp. With the WWF title in tow, Flair rushed up the entrance way and out of harm’s way.

    In one of the biggest Summerslam’s in the history of the WWF, it is only fitting that we have one of the biggest matches in the history of the WWF. The first time ever that three men will compete simultaneously for the top prize in the world; this one will be full of action and excitement. All three men have a strong case to win. Flair has the intangible element of Bobby Heenan by his side. Macho Man is a former two-time champion, and if there is anyone who can beat the odds he has proven time and time again it is him. Sid Justice is arguably the hottest superstar in the WWF at the moment, and can take both men down with ease. This Triple Threat Match will certainly be off the charts, you definitely don’t want to miss this one!

    THE ULTI-MANIACS VERSUS THE FREAK SHOW
    One of the biggest blood feuds of 1992 has been the war between Hulk Hogan and Jake Roberts. Some say it all started back on the night after Christmas in 1991 at Madison Square Garden. WWF, holding their year-end celebration and matches at their home base, was jam packed to the rafters. During the night, Jake Roberts, back off of a lengthy suspension, was forced to be the Special Guest Referee in a mega main event between Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. Roberts did everything by the book and once the match was over was embarrassed by Hogan who gave him a Big Boot and tossed him over the top rope and to the floor. Since then, it has been sheer chaos between these two.

    Fast-forward eight months later and here we are. Roberts has arguable had the upper-hand in 1992. After costing Hogan a chance to win the Royal Rumble, he then defeated Hogan at Wrestlemania 8. Jake Roberts’ main goal has been very clear from the start- to end Hulkamania forever. So far, he has knocked the WWF icon down, but hasn’t managed to end him quite yet. Hogan responded to continually being out-numbered by bringing back his good friends Brutus Beefcake and more recently, The Ultimate Warrior. The minute Ultimate Warrior returned last month at Saturday Night’s Main Event, it was clear that Hogan was tired of losing the war to Roberts. Together, the trio cut interviews throughout the month of August, formally naming themselves “The Ulti-Maniacs.” There hasn’t been a trio as impressive as these three in quite some time here in the WWF, and if Hogan wants to get the upper hand and end The Freak Show, he will need the power of his two friends to get through The Freak Show at Summerslam.

    So what has Jake Roberts and The Freak Show been up to since retreating at the sight of The Ultimate Warrior at Saturday Night’s Main Event? They haven’t been seen on the set of Superstars, instead they have been somewhere else. Similar to the lead up to Wrestlemania 8, Roberts and friends appeared in vignettes in the two weeks leading up to Summerslam. Let’s take a look:

    This following vignette aired on the August 15, 1992 episode of Superstars:


    The scene cuts into a dark, dreary day. The camera slowly pans down from the sky to show us an abandoned carnival setup. There is faint carnival music playing. Thunder booms in the background as lightning strikes off to the West. It begins to rain as we see a beaten down, half-rotted Ferris wheel in the distance. The camera cuts over to an old, run down merri-go-round, which is eerily running with nobody in sight. We then cut to a tent with the sign “FREAK SHOW” in big neon green and pink block lettering, teetering over on its side. Inside there is nobody there. We see a row of chairs knocked over on their side. The tent has a big hole in the top of it, and the rain water begins to pour down inside.

    We then cut to behind the tattered tent to see a familiar mobile home. The camera pans in and it is our old friends-Jake Roberts, Cactus Jack and Doink the Clown. Roberts is sitting down shirtless in a lawn chair, smoking a cigarette while holding a can of Budweiser. Cactus Jack has Roberts’ python around his shoulders, laughing as he plays with it. Doink is off in the distance, sitting on top of the mobile home, trying his best to turn balloons into works of art. Roberts takes a long smoke, exhales, sips his Budweiser and then looks into the camera.

    “They say a snake can still strike even after its head is cut off. Ain’t that something Hogan? Its heart can beat for up to 12 hours after it is long dead. So, even after you’ve killed a snake, is it really dead?”

    Roberts takes another long sip of his Budweiser before tossing it to the ground. He reaches into his cooler and grabs another Budweiser. He cracks it open, takes a long sip, and then looks back into the camera.

    “For eight long months, I have given every second of my empty, hollow, worthless life to ending Hulkamania. Every beating breath I have goes into ending Hulkamania. Every single thought I’ve had is how to take out Hulk Hogan once and for all, and rid the WWF of the toxic fanfare he brings with him. So far, I’ve been able to beat you on the biggest stage Hulk Hogan, but I have yet to fulfill my final goal.”


    Roberts crushes another Budweiser. He tosses it aside on the ground as he lights up another cigarette. The rain is starting to come down very hard. The thunder and lightning grow closer to the mobile home.

    “They say the sun will always come up even after the darkest, wettest, scariest nights. The grass will grow! The flowers will bloom! Hope is on the horizon! Well I say you can take all of those sayings and stick them Hulk Hogan! There is no hope for you! There is no horizon for you! Bring all the friends you want, your fate is already sealed. Your luck will never, ever change. You are *Roberts laughs* SNAKE BIT!”

    The rain begins to pick up, but Roberts continues to sit in his lawn chair, letting the rain soak him from head to toe. Another big bolt of lightning strikes very close to the mobile home, which is enough to send Cactus and Doink running for the inside. Roberts takes another long sip of Budweiser as he begins to laugh a sick, sadistic laugh. Soon, the camera screen goes black.

    The next vignette aired on the August 22, 1992 episode of Superstars:

    We cut back to the abandoned carnival set. This week, Roberts has set his lawn chair up in front of the old, beaten down, half rotted Ferris wheel. Cactus and Doink are off on the side of the old wheel, as they flip one of the seats back and forth between the two of them. Roberts takes a big puff of his cigarette, cracks open another Budweiser and takes a long sip before looking into the camera.

    “The old saying goes: strength in numbers. The more friends you have, the safer you are. Now Hogan, we all know that saying isn’t true! You can’t possibly tell me that Beefcake and Warrior have your best interest at heart.”

    Cactus and Doink’s attention span doesn’t last very long, as they quickly stop playing with the Ferris wheel. They then begin to shift their focus towards Roberts’ python, which they pick up and begin to play with. Roberts points up as if he just remembered something important and quickly puts out his cigarette. He pulls a tin of Skoal smokeless tobacco out of his pocket. He holds it up to the camera.

    “I was told smoking is prohibited in the WWF, even if I am a million miles away. Well just remember one thing boys and girls- I AM NOT YOUR HERO!”

    He puts a wad of tobacco in his mouth and begins to spit, getting back on the topic of Summerslam.

    “I feel bad for Beefcake and Warrior, I really do. See Hogan, you called on your only two friends in this world to fight your battle, but they have nothing to do with this. This war is strictly between you and I. But I’ll tell you this- I have absolutely no problem ending them as well. See, the difference between your friends and mine is these two deranged souls are NOT my friends. They are my army. They listen to every single word I tell them. They attack on command. I think for them. They don’t talk back, and they obey orders the first time I give them. Can you say the same for your two friends when things get uncomfortable at Summerslam?”

    Roberts pulls the wad of tobacco out of his mouth and rinses out with a can of Budweiser. He pulls a cigarette out of his pocket and puts it in his mouth, but doesn’t light it. Instead, he begins to play with his box of matches-striking each one and staring deeply into the flame it produces.

    “So Summerslam is around the corner. You say this will be the end of The Freak Show. I laugh at that, and will tell you this-and you listen closely because I know you’re at home hanging on every single world I’ve said-You’re playing with fire Hulk Hogan. And you know what happens when you play with fire? Eventually you get BURNT! See you soon Hogan.”

    Roberts strikes another match and lights his cigarette. He calls for Cactus and Doink as they head back to the mobile home, packing up for their long trip to London for Summerslam. The camera then fades to black.

    This rivalry has been going on for far too long, and this will come to a head at Summerslam. Hogan now has the backing of two of his oldest and closest friends, who are ready to battle side by side with The Hulkster. Will it be enough to end this reign of terror by The Freak Show? This Six-Man War set for Summerslam will certainly be one of the many must-see matches. These six men are willing to put their bodies through anything in order to get a victory for their team, but only one team will walk out of Summerslam with their heads held high. Be there to watch the hottest story of 1992 reach its apex, only at Summerslam!

    MONEY TALKS
    Ted Dibiase stated that 1992 would be the year of The Million Dollar Empire, and he finally has his chance to prove it at Summerslam. With every member of The Empire in action, Summerslam will easily be the biggest night in The Empire’s history. Dibiase, along with his evil tax-man IRS do battle with The Legion of Doom for the Tag Team titles. Bam Bam Bigelow, Dibiase’s “Prized Possession” of the Empire will square off with reigning Intercontinental Champion Bret Hart, and Dibiase’s newest edition and “Enforcer” of The Empire Big Bossman will look to continue to bring pain and misery to Tatanka.

    Money Inc. and Bam Bam Bigelow earned their respective title matches at King of the Ring after defeating The Legion of Doom and Bret Hart, but in true Empire fashion, did it the controversial way. After the brawl spilled to the outside, Big Bossman made his way down and handed his trusty handcuffs to Dibiase who attached them to Hawk and the ring post. Hawk, being the legal man, was unable to make it back to the ring before the 10 count, and the referee awarded the victory to The Empire. At the time, it was a very questionable call on the referee’s part to make the 10 count in the first place. Shortly thereafter, everything began to make sense when that same referee was seen leaving The Empire’s skybox suite at Saturday Night’s Main Event with a duffle bag full of money. A hot tip by an anonymous source to WWF President Roddy Piper brought this to light. Piper acted swiftly and fired the referee on the spot.

    With the results still intact, Piper brought this issue to The Legion of Doom and Bret Hart, who refused to have the matches changed for Summerslam. Both LOD and Hart want to get their hands on The Empire in the worst way, and wouldn’t want it any other way at Summerslam. Along with Tatanka, their disdain for The Empire has grown significantly over the summer, and all four men are looking to take care of The Empire once and for all at Summerslam. Tatanka has a personal score to settle with Big Bossman after Bossman brutally attacked Tatanka following Tatanka’s victory over The Enforcer at King of the Ring. The injuries Tatanka sustained made him in no condition to compete in the Semi-Finals, against the eventual winner Sid Justice. Tatanka did not take the attack from Bossman lightly, and vowed to get his revenge at Summerslam.

    The Empire kept their distance from their opponents for most of August, until it was announced that a HUGE Eight Man Tag Team Match would take place on the last Superstars before Summerslam. The match would see Dibiase, IRS, Bigelow and Bossman team up to take on LOD, Bret Hart & Tatanka. The match went about as well as everyone expected it to go- soon after the opening bell the referee could not restore order, and all eight men brawled throughout the ringside area. The match was ruled a No-Contest, but Hart, Hawk, Animal and Tatanka were certainly not there for that. Instead, they got a chance to get their hands on The Empire and beat them down as best they could. Eventually, Virgil and Brother Love came to the rescue and ushered The Empire up the entrance aisle and out of harm’s way. The show ended with the four WWF heroes standing tall inside the ring, and that was the last image we saw before Summerslam.

    All three matches come with huge implications. Money Inc. have a chance to end The Legion of Doom’s reign as top dogs in the Tag team division and come back home with the Tag team titles. Bam Bam Bigelow has a chance to dethrone one of the fastest rising stars in the WWF in Bret Hart and become Intercontinental Champion. Big Bossman may have the toughest task of all, as he looks to prove his worth and the investment Dibiase made when he hired him. These three matches will be jam-packed with action and excitement. Will The Million Dollar Empire leave London with the gold Dibiase has promised since the start of 1992? Or will they all come up short, just as they have in the past.

    THE RUBBER MATCH
    Things have changed drastically in one full calendar year for both Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty. At this time last year, The Rockers were going strong, operating at full capacity. They were ready to make the leap into the upper echelons of the Tag team division. Instead of becoming Tag Team Champions and enjoying a nice, long run at the top, things took a very different turn. Tired of miscues from Marty Jannetty, Michaels took matters into his own hands when he turned on his former best friend at Survivor Series. Since then, these two have been at each other’s throats, looking to gain distance over one another as they both shoot up the singles rankings.

    Since becoming enemies, the series is all tied up a 1 a piece between Michaels and Jannetty. Michaels picked up a tainted victory at Wrestlemania 8 over Jannetty with help from his manager Sensational Sherri. Jannetty then evened up the score with a victory over Michaels in the Semi-Finals of the King of the Ring. The old saying goes- “Something’s got to give!” And give it will at Summerslam, when these two do battle one last time. Michaels made his presence felt at Saturday Night’s Main Event when he sneak attacked Marty Jannetty, who was giving an interview at the time. Michaels accepted Jannetty’s challenge on the spot, and the stage was set for Summerslam.

    Following the sneak attack, Jannetty didn’t want to wait until Summerslam to exact his revenge. Instead, he decided to strike early and often on Michaels. For two weeks in a row, Shawn Michaels was scheduled for singles matches on Superstars, but both times he wasn’t even able to make it to the ring. Marty Jannetty attacked Michaels on his way to the ring, and a pull apart was the only thing keeping Jannetty from ripping Michaels from limb to limb. Right after the second attack by Jannetty, it was announced that the two’s match at Summerslam would now be A NO DISQUALIFICATION’S MATCH!

    This announcement was music to Marty Jannetty’s ears; as he embarks for London with one thing in mind- win his feud against his former best friend Shawn Michaels. Michaels also was excited to hear the news of the new stipulation, as now he can use Sherri in any capacity he can to pick up a victory at Summerslam. A win for both of these men will result in serious discussions about a possible Intercontinental Championship down the line, and both know this. With these two together in the same ring once more, these two may end up brawling throughout the prestigious Wembly Arena and out into the streets of London. Even after a winner is decided at Summerslam, will this feud ever really be over?

    CLOSED SHUT

    Ever since breaking away from The Million Dollar Empire last year, there really hasn’t been a superstar hotter than The Undertaker. He has yet to be pinned in 1992, and has showed no signs of slowing down any time soon. After defeating Papa Shango and regaining his urn at Wrestlemania 8, The Undertaker seemed to have a date with destiny at Summerslam after it was announced he would be participating in the King of the Ring Tournament. The Berzerker had other plans in mind for “The Phenom” and attacked Undertaker before he even made it into the ring for his scheduled tournament match.

    The Undertaker wouldn’t let these actions slide from The Berzerker, and things came to blows at Saturday Night’s Main Event. On a Special Edition of The Funeral Parlor, The Berzerker came out looking to fight The Undertaker. Instead, it was just Paul Bearer on the set-or so we thought. After holding Paul Bearer up over his head by his tie, The Berzerker demanded The Undertaker. The Undertaker was there the entire time, and stepped out of one of the wooden coffins in the background. The two massive men began to brawl, and eventually Undertaker sent Berzerker running off the set. After that, The Undertaker made a challenge to The Berzerker in another match that has never taken place in the WWF before- A CASKET MATCH!

    Following the scuffle on Saturday Night’s Main Event, The Berzerker quickly accepted Undertaker’s challenge, saying he will gladly stuff The Undertaker in a casket a close it shut forever. Once again, Berzerker’s words didn’t go unnoticed. Paul Bearer invited The Berzerker once again to an edition of The Funeral Parlor. Just like the last time, when Berzerker showed up to the set, The Undertaker was nowhere to be found. Berzerker demanded The Undertaker show his face. This time, Berzerker didn’t want to wait around and began stabbing his sword into every casket on the set. He continued to stab the caskets before destroying them with his bare hands. Berzerker wanted to do harm to The Undertaker, but Undertaker wasn’t in any of the caskets. Suddenly, the lights went out in the arena. When they turned back on The Undertaker magically appeared, standing behind the Berzerker. The two men then began to brawl all throughout The Funeral Parlor set, until eventually Berzerker once again got out of The Undertaker’s grasp and fled the scene.

    History will be made at Summerslam when these two behemoths do battle in the first ever Casket Match. The rules of this match are quite simple- you win when you put your opponent inside the casket and slam the door shut. With The Undertaker hanging around caskets his entire life, he surely has the upper hand in this one, but we can never count out the unpredictable Berzerker. Will Berzerker make Undertaker rest in peace? Or will Berzerker’s fate end with him being closed shut?

    TIME FOR PAYBACK
    The prestigious Hart family has had a banner year thus far in 1992. Between Bret Hart winning the Intercontinental championship and the success of Owen Hart, British Bulldog and Jim Neidhart, the sky seemed to be the limit for this crew in 1992. Jim Neidhart was well on his way to a shot in the King of the Ring Quarterfinals when he was brutally attacked by The Beverly Brothers. Ever since then, Owen and Bulldog have looked to seek revenge on behalf of their brother-in-law.

    The Main question was just why The Beverly Brothers attacked Neidhart, and then subsequently Owen and Bulldog at Saturday Night’s Main Event. The Genius, being the mouthpiece of the group, said their downfall started back at the Royal Rumble after they cheated to beat Owen and Neidhart while still Tag Team champions. The Genius placed the blame on Neidhart for allowing The Legion of Doom to beat him up after their return at the show. Angry about how things have gone since then, which saw The Beverly Brothers get dismantled and lose their titles to The Legion of Doom at Wrestlemania 8. Since then, the once dynamic duo has looked to take their anger and frustration out on someone, and they chose Neidhart, Owen and Bulldog.

    Following Saturday Night’s Main Event where The Beverly Brothers interfered and took out Owen and Bulldog, it was apparent that there was a score to settle between these two tag teams. Shortly following Saturday Night’s Main Event the match became official for Summerslam- Owen Hart & The British Bulldog would square off against The Beverly Brothers. Once again, The Beverly Brothers have the odds stacked against them, as The British Bulldog will be returning back to his home country, where he will surely get the biggest ovation and crowd reaction of the night. This match will also have serious Tag Team title implications, as the winners may be in line for a future shot down the road.

    CLIMBING THE RANKS
    The Steiner Brothers shocked the wrestling world when they appeared in the WWF at Wrestlemania 8, making it known that they signed contracts and were ready to make their mark. Throughout the summer The Steiner Brothers have been dismantling their opponents on Superstars, looking to climb the very talented Tag Team division, in hopes of receiving a title shot in the future.

    Their opponents for Summerslam-Power & Glory have also had a very nice little run since returning to tag team action following Wrestlemania 8. The seeds for this match were planted after Power & Glory picked up a tainted victory over Owen Hart & The British Bulldog at Saturday Night’s Main Event. With help from the aforementioned Beverly Brothers, Power & Glory decided to get in on the post-match beat down until The Steiner Brothers came down and made the save.

    Since that night, Power & Glory have made it their number one priority to take verbal shots at The Steiner Brothers every time they’ve had the chance. The Steiner Brothers responded to the trash talk by challenging Power & Glory to a match at Summerslam, to see who is the better team once and for all. This will be the Pay-Per-View debut of The Steiner Brothers here in the WWF, and they will certainly be looking to make a serious first-impression and show the entire tag team division that they are serious players moving forward.

    CRUSHING THE COMPETITION
    For the better part of 1991 and early 1992, Crush was presented to us fans as “The Million Dollar Mercenary.” He was the muscle of The Million Dollar Empire, and was paid very handsomely to do it. But we now know that The Empire version of Crush wasn’t who he truly was. Crush now looks back on his loss at Wrestlemania 8 to Bam Bam Bigelow as a blessing in disguise. Since returning back to Hawaii and getting back to his roots, “Kona” Crush has returned with a vengeance, crushing everyone in his path. Donning new ring gear with flash colors like yellow, purple and orange, Crush has been a changed man since returning. An easy victory over Skinner last month only boosted the massive Hawaiian’s confidence, and he looks to gain another huge victory at Summerslam when he takes on The Mountie.

    The Mountie has been on quite the losing streak over the past year, as he has lost at nearly every single Pay-Per-View for over a year now. The Mountie has not been quiet about this, and is looking to change his misfortunes around at Summerslam. A tall task awaits The Mountie in the form of Crush, who will also be looking to continue his hot streak as he climbs up the rankings, still with his eye on getting revenge on The Million Dollar Empire.

    STOLEN ARROGANCE
    The Repo Man busted onto the scene following Wrestlemania 8 with one thing in mind- to repossess anything and everything. He first came to the WWF on an episode of Superstars where he repossessed Lord Alfred Hayes’ car. After that, he attempted to repossess The Berzerker’s shield and sword, only to be beaten down by Berzerker. Then one episode of Superstars he was seen lurking in the backstage area when he ran into Owen Hart and British Bulldog. Known for his pranks, Owen thought it would be funny if he paid Repo Man to repossess “The Model” Rick Martel’s bottle of arrogance. Waiting for The Repo Man would be a crisp $100 bill.

    Martel was scheduled for a match against a local talent. As he approached the ring, strutting down the aisle way as usual, he was jumped from behind by The Repo Man. Repo Man beat down the unsuspecting Martel and ended up wrestling his bottle of arrogance out of his hands. Repo Man made a quick exit through the crowd, and when he came back to the locker room area Owen Hart paid him his money.

    Martel didn’t take too kind to this case of “Stolen Arrogance” and quickly issued a challenge to The Repo Man at Summerslam in a match that if Martel wins, he will reclaim his bottle of arrogance. Martel is quietly one of the best in-ring technicians in the WWF, and has proved that in the past with a lengthy Intercontinental title run. He will be looking to not only win back his bottle of arrogance, but put the rest of the WWF roster on notice that he is still a major player in the Intercontinental title division.

    THE LINGERING STORY OF THE SUMMER
    One story that has gained traction in the past few weeks is there whereabouts of Mr. Perfect and Rick Rude. Not seen on inside a WWF ring since both lost their respective title matches at Wrestlemania 8, word had gotten back to the top WWF brass that the two were looking for new contracts. Throughout the summer thus far we have heard from inside sources that their current contracts expire during Summerslam.

    The dynamic duo of best friends finally broke their silence on the last Superstars before Summerslam. The two were seen sitting down in Mr. Perfect’s living room. In a video interview with Vince McMahon, the duo made it clear that they WOULD be in London for Summerslam, and if the WWF didn’t meet their demands, they would be heading on the first flight out to Atlanta and signing with the competition.

    We are unsure what Perfectly Ravishing will do at Summerslam, as we have heard the demands they want the WWF to meet are very high. However, losing two main event caliber superstars to the competition may be the topping point for the WWF to tip their hand and give in to new contracts. We will see if Mr. Perfect and Rick Rude will be seen at Summerslam, if they are able to iron out the negotiations before the event begins.




    SUMMERSLAM CARD
    Monday Night, August 31, 1992 from Wembly Stadium in London, England

    WWF Championship- Triple Threat Match
    ©Ric Flair vs. Sid Justice vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage

    Six-Man War
    The Ulti-Maniacs- Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior & Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake
    vs.
    The Freak Show- Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Cactus Jack & Doink the Clown

    Tag Team Championship
    ©The Legion of Doom vs. Money Inc.

    Intercontinental Championship
    ©Bret Hart vs. Bam Bam Bigelow

    No Disqualifications Match
    Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty

    Casket Match

    The Undertaker vs. The Berzerker

    Grudge Tag Team Match

    The Beverly Brothers vs. Owen Hart & The British Bulldog

    Grudge Match

    “The Native American” Tatanka vs. Big Bossman

    Tag Team Match
    The Steiner Brothers vs. Power & Glory

    Singles Match

    Crush vs. The Mountie

    Grudge Match

    “The Model” Rick Martel vs. The Repo Man

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    This card looks fantastic I am in a frenzy cant wait to see SS


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    Super excited for this dude! :D

    Love the promo's from Jake especially and the card look's really good.

    Most excited for the No DQ match between Shawn & Jannetty


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    Some great write up’s here to set the scene for an historic SummerSlam. Having the first ever triple threat and Casket matches on this show is a great bonus too, and sets the show apart as a major, must see show – worthy of an overseas stadium. Obviously, you don’t have the Bulldog main event, but a triple threat match in the WWF 1992 is a hell of a substitute, plus, you’ve got the biggest star of all time on the show (Hogan) on the card too which helps soften any blow felt by not necessarily catering to the hometown audience.



    SUMMERSLAM CARD
    Monday Night, August 31, 1992 from Wembly Stadium in London, England

    WWF Championship- Triple Threat Match
    ©
    Ric Flair vs. Sid Justice vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage
    Taking a risk here by predicting the heel champion, RIC FLAIR walks out of the big show as champion. Triple threat rules should be an out for Justice to lose without eating the pin, and set up a longer chase for the title. That said, the most likely outcome would be the crowning of Sid as the next big babyface, and that’d be the safe bet … but I’m going with the triple threat rules serving as a way to continue Flairs luck as champion.

    Six-Man War

    The Ulti-Maniacs- Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior & Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake
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    The Freak Show- Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Cactus Jack & Doink the Clown
    First off – bravo on those Jake promos. Some really good shit, and I especially loved the setting of the scene, along with Cactus playing with the snake and Doink trying to make balloon animals. Very, very creepy stuff. It feels as if I’ve predicted Hogan wins on all these shows lately and been wrong every time. I just can’t imagine him agreeing to lose another feud, so the ULTI-MANIACS get the win here. Whether Hogan pins Jake or one of Jacks henchmen is another case, and I’d assume Doink or Cactus end up eating the pin to protect Roberts in some form or fashion, but either way, Hogan poses with Warrior and Brother Bruti. Great team name btw. Very much the kind of name the WWF would’ve came up with in this era.

    Tag Team Championship

    ©The Legion of Doom vs. Money Inc.
    Loved the referee being paid off by DiBiase in the aftermath of KOTR. My bad if I missed that being mentioned on SNME, as I didn’t recall seeing that detail of the crooked ref being spotted leaving the skybox – must’ve been too busy laughing at the antics of Hayes!! Anyway, I’ll go for MONEY INC to win the tag titles. Have to expect them to win one of these two title matches in order to continue to look like a credible threat in the thread, and I’d rather Bret kept his title, lol!! The heels winning this one could clear the way for the Steiners to step up next to challenge for the titles.

    Intercontinental Championship
    ©Bret Hart vs. Bam Bam Bigelow
    Here’s hoping BRET HART doesn’t suffer the same fate he did in real life at this show!! This could end up being the MOTN though based on their real life KOTR match in 1993.

    No Disqualifications Match
    Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty
    You’ve built to this point beautifully. The right time and the right size of an event to blow this angle off. Clearly, Shawn is going to be the big star, so it makes no sense for Jannetty to win here. SHAWN MICHAELS gets the win (may we even see a ladder involved in this No DQ match?) and probably moves on to challenge Bret next for the I.C Title.


    Casket Match

    The Undertaker vs. The Berzerker
    As I said earlier, really good idea to throw out two first time ever matches to really make this card special. I’ve enjoyed seeing this push for Berzerker … but it ends here. THE UNDERTAKER being undefeated in 1992 feels like it’s going somewhere, and there’s no need to snap that win streak for the sake of the Berzerker.


    Grudge Tag Team Match

    The Beverly Brothers vs. Owen Hart & The British Bulldog
    I’d be stunned if Davey Boy came home in front of 80,000 and lost to the Beverly Brothers. OWEN HART & THE BRITISH BULLDOG get the win, maybe even with an assist from The Anvil. Could be a perfect opener too, seeing as Davey won’t be main eventing. Would be a hot way to kick the show off.


    Grudge Match

    “The Native American” Tatanka vs. Big Bossman
    It feels as if the bloom is off the rose with Tatanka now, and if Money Inc are to continue being a featured faction, then it’s muscle needs to be looking good. BIG BOSSMAN gets the win – probably by cheating – so that Money Inc comes out of SummerSlam with a winning record.

    Tag Team Match
    The Steiner Brothers vs. Power & Glory
    No brainer for me. THE STEINER BROTHERS shouldn’t be losing yet – and definitely not to Power & Glory.


    Singles Match

    Crush vs. The Mountie
    Another no brainer. Not complaining about that either. It’s a good idea to have a few matches like this, as it’s still true to the era and the perfect way to build some of your future guys with easy wins. CRUSH … crushes the Mountie.


    Grudge Match

    “The Model” Rick Martel vs. The Repo Man
    Mate, I loved the set up for this. Daft and silly, and absolutely true to the era, but most of all – a tonne of fun. Repo Man being positioned as a face could be a fun direction to go, and I thought it was brilliant that you used this in order to get across Owens real personality too as a prankster. I hope that’s something you get to use a lot more going forward. RICK MARTEL wins this, but everyone reading is the real winner of this story.

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    Freaking sweet, dude, really pumped for this one.

    WWF Championship- Triple Threat Match
    ©Ric Flair vs. Sid Justice vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage
    I'm really glad you're making a suitably big deal out of this one being the first ever triple threat match. Was a bit worried by the build it was just going to be classic modern booking of "two challengers = triple threat", but for you to play up history being made here makes up for it. I have to say, I do think this is a little early to be having this match type. No doubt Jim will jump in and say triple threat matches have been around since 1977 or something, but to me they didn't really gain prominence until ECW started using them, and I don't think the WWF would use one for another 5 or 6 years in reality. Having a little round robin, or where someone has to tag to get in the match, would have made it feel a bit more authentic for me. ANYWAY, I'm going to predict that Flair comes out on top in this one. Adding Savage makes me think you don't want to have Flair lose the belt already, but don't want Sid to lose either. This way, Flair retains, Sid goes on the chase, and we get the big title win for Sid later in the year.

    Six-Man War
    The Ulti-Maniacs- Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior & Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake
    vs.
    The Freak Show- Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Cactus Jack & Doink the Clown
    The build to this has been fantastic. Loved us getting more detail than usual on the promos, thought that made for a great touch. And those vignettes... beautiful. I'm gonna go add Jake to my best booked individual list after I've posted this, if he's not already there. All that said, I still think the Ulti-Maniacs win. Hogie has lost more than is usual for him, and having Warrior alongside him means they're too overpowered for 1992 Mick Foley and Doink the Clown, I think.

    Tag Team Championship
    ©The Legion of Doom vs. Money Inc.
    I see this as a strong night for the Empire. By the way, kudos on how you've booked them this year. Some pricks like me were questioning how they'd been treated in 1991 and challenged you to make something more of them. And you've absolutely nailed it.

    Intercontinental Championship
    ©Bret Hart vs. Bam Bam Bigelow
    I'm not 100% on this one, as I wouldn't be shocked to see Bret go on an ultra long run as champ to solidify him as king of the midcard, but I think Bam Bam needs the win to come across as a real monster, and to help the Empire feel like a big deal.

    No Disqualifications Match
    Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty
    You did the right thing in giving Marty that big win at KotR, but I don't see him coming out on top in the rubber match.

    Casket Match

    The Undertaker vs. The Berzerker
    I've really, really enjoyed your use of the Bezerker here. Not the type of guy I'd have expected to get a push, but I'm really glad you have. Still, I don't see him getting a push over Taker.

    Grudge Tag Team Match

    The Beverly Brothers vs. Owen Hart & The British Bulldog
    I really like Owen and Bulldog as a team and think you can have a lot of fun with them. I'm calling them to win here to give the home crowd something to cheer about (it's honestly hard to explain what a big star he was over here at the time).

    Grudge Match

    “The Native American” Tatanka vs. Big Bossman
    I'm calling a clean sweep for the Empire. I just never saw it in Tatanka, whereas I'm a huge fan of Bossman. A win here justifies his decision to switch to the dark side.

    Tag Team Match
    The Steiner Brothers vs. Power & Glory
    I actually like this dynamic more than I thought I would. Steiners have to go over though, given they're probably getting a rocket attached to them (and my shout for being the ones to dethrone Money Inc)

    Singles Match

    Crush vs. The Mountie
    Throwaway match to give my boy an appearance

    Grudge Match

    “The Model” Rick Martel vs. The Repo Man
    What a fun feud. Martel is the guy with the upside, but this has been delightful.

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    Re: WWF - 1991 and Beyond

    So... I've only just caught up on your shows, and I can't wait to see what you've got in store for us at Summerslam!

    I'm loving this BTB at the moment, because I wasn't even born during this period. Obviously I know about Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Randy Savage and others, but there's so many superstars I hadn't heard of before I started reading this BTB. It's definitely interesting to me to learn more about these guys... whilst you put your own spin on things.

    Looking forward to Summerslam man!

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    Re: WWF - 1991 and Beyond

    SUMMERSLAM CARD
    Monday Night, August 31, 1992 from Wembly Stadium in London, England

    WWF Championship- Triple Threat Match
    ©
    Ric Flair vs. Sid Justice vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage


    Six-Man War

    The Ulti-Maniacs- Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior & Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake
    vs.
    The Freak Show- Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Cactus Jack & Doink the Clown


    Tag Team Championship

    ©The Legion of Doom vs. Money Inc.


    Intercontinental Championship
    ©Bret Hart vs. Bam Bam Bigelow


    No Disqualifications Match
    Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty



    Casket Match

    The Undertaker vs. The Berzerker



    Grudge Tag Team Match

    The Beverly Brothers vs. Owen Hart & The British Bulldog



    Grudge Match

    “The Native American” Tatanka vs. Big Bossman


    Tag Team Match
    The Steiner Brothers vs. Power & Glory



    Singles Match

    Crush vs. The Mountie



    Grudge Match

    “The Model” Rick Martel vs. The Repo Man









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