Survivor Series (1988)

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Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Koko B. Ware, Hercules & Hillbilly Jim vs. Ted DiBiase, Haku, The Twin Towers & Red Rooster. Andre the Giant, Rick Rude, Dino Bravo, Mr. Perfect & Harley Race vs. ... See full summary »

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Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Koko B. Ware, Hercules & Hillbilly Jim vs. Ted DiBiase, Haku, The Twin Towers & Red Rooster. Andre the Giant, Rick Rude, Dino Bravo, Mr. Perfect & Harley Race vs. Jim Duggan, Jake Roberts, Ken Patera, Scott Casey & Tito Santana. The Rockers, The Powers of Pain, The Young Stallions, The British Bulldogs & The Hart Foundation vs. Demolition, The Bolsheviks, The Brain Busters, The Rougeau Brothers & Los Conquistadors. The Ultimate Warrior, The Blue Blazer, Brutus Beefcake, Sam Houston & Jim Brunzell vs. Bad News Brown, The Honky Tonk Man, Danny Davis, Greg Valentine & Ron Bass. Written by Anonymous

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Teams of Five Strive to Survive.

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Another solid one
2 April 2004 | by (Dallas) – See all my reviews

I gave this one a 7, because I love the opening tag teams' match, but the 2 mid card matches were edited severely for VHS. About 3/4 of those matches were cut!

The tag match was great, because all teams were exceptional, even the Bolsheviks. The Powers of Pain, however, weren't. This is another example of their mediocrity. They survived the match, but all they had to do was beat the Conquistadors! The real story of this match was Bret Hart, who made 2 eliminations, although one was overturned. And the face turn of Demolition wasn't handled right. This is true because the fans didn't react the way they were supposed to. I'd like to know how Demolition was able to make the turn successfully.

Hacksaw Jim Duggan continued his tradition of eliminating himself and not caring, while Tito Santana was decent. Jake the Snake did surprisingly well when he was left alone against Andre, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, and Dino Bravo (I just realized that all four men have passed since then). His elimination of Rude was the highlight of the night.

Hulk Hogan was mediocre again in his second Survivor Series, eliminating Haku, someone who no one doubts he can beat. The real hero of this one was the Macho Man, who got rid of Terry Taylor (I loved the angle of him losing all the time and Heenan kicking him out for it) and Ted DiBiase. This match was good but could have been better; they used the Mega Powers-Twin Towers feud here for the sake of spectacle rather than substance. Did anyone want to see the Twin Towers blatantly get themselves disqualified?

No feuds were settled, except maybe the one between the Young Stallions and the Bolsheviks. But the role reversal of Demolition and the Powers of Pain was good for historians. And the matches were solid.


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