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  (in credits order)

Randy Savage ... Macho Man Randy Savage

Hulk Hogan ... Hulk Hogan

Ted DiBiase ... 'The Million Dollar Man' Ted DiBiase

André the Giant ... Andre the Giant
Wayne Farris ... The Honky Tonk Man
Raymond Rougeau ... Raymond Rougeau
Jim Hellwig ... The Ultimate Warrior
Bill Eadie ... Demolition Ax
Barry Darsow ... Demolition Smash
Jim Neidhart ... Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart

Bret Hart ... Bret 'The Hitman' Hart
Jacques Rougeau ... Jacques Rougeau

Davey Boy Smith ... Himself
Tommy Billington ... The Dynamite Kid
Allen Coage ... Bad News Brown
Ken Patera ... Himself
Sione Vailahi ... The Barbarian
Terry Szopinski ... The Warlord
Josip Peruzovic ... Nikolai Volkoff
Boris Zhukov ... Boris Zhukov
Adolph Bresciano ... Dino Bravo

Ray Traylor ... The Big Boss Man
Don Muraco ... 'The Rock' Don Muraco
James Ware ... Koko B.Ware

Jake Roberts ... Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Ray Hernandez ... Hercules

Roddy Piper ... Rowdy Roddy Piper
Sylvester Ritter ... Junkyard Dog

Jesse Ventura ... Jesse 'The Body' Ventura
Rick Rude ... 'Ravishing' Rick Rude
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jim Duggan ... 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan

Howard Finkel ... Himself - Ring Announcer
Harry Fujiwara ... Mr. Fuji
Billy Graham ... 'Superstar' Billy Graham
Jimmy Hart ... Himself
Dave Hebner ... Dave Hebner - Referee
Bobby Heenan ... Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan
Elizabeth Hulette ... Miss Elizabeth
Ken Johnson ... Slick
Mike Jones ... Virgil

Sugar Ray Leonard ... Himself
Joseph A. Marella ... Joey Marella - Referee
Robert Marella ... Gorilla Monsoon
Sean Mooney ... Sean Mooney - Interviewer
Gene Okerlund ... 'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Bruce Prichard ... Brother Love
James Raschke ... The Baron (as Baron Von Raschke)
Tim White ... Tim White - Referee
Mark Yeaton ... Himself - Timekeeper

Produced by
Vince McMahon .... producer

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149 min

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WWE Summerslam 1988, 25 June 2005
Author: wrestlingsitewebmaster from England

This is my favourite WWE PPV ever. It was just brilliant, I mean they promoted a boxing match during the PPV and the commentary team of Gorilla Monsoon and Superstar Billy Graham was just outstanding.

Match 1 saw The Fabulous Rougeou Brothers against The Dynamite Kid and The British Bulldog in a very good match. No one won because the time limit expired. Next up Ken Patera tried to defeat Bad News Brown, but to no avail, but this was a decent effort. Next up Ravishing Rick Rude defeated Junk Yard Dog via DQ when Jake 'the snake' Roberts ran down to ringside and wrestled with Rude! In the match Rude came off the top rope and showed his other tights of Roberts and his wife! The fans went nuts for Roberts!

Next up Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zuckoff tangle with Barbarian and The Warload. The Powers of Pain won a decent battle. Then we are treated to an interview with the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion in WWE history, even to this day as The Honky Tonk Man blables on about how he can defeat anyone. Little did he relise what was waiting for him!

The next match saw The Hart Foundation battle Demolition in a neat and good match. The Honky Tonk Man came out. Note: Brutus Beefcake was meant to wrestle him but for storyline purposes he had been attacked by The Outlaw Rob Bass. The all of a sudden The Ultimate Warrior's music hit! The fans went nuts and Warrior slammed Honky and took the 1-2-3! The fans went absolutely off their heads!

Next up Big Bossman battled Koko B Ware in a good match even though the result was never in doubt! Bossman won (obviously)

Then Jake Roberts defeated Hercules with the DDT!

Then the main event pitted Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage against Ted DiBiase and Andre the Giant in a hard hitting match up. Hogan and Savage won!

Such a brilliant PPV, but it's sad to say that the following who were on the PPV are no longer with us:

British Bulldog Rick Rude Junk Yard Dog Hercules Andre the Giant Big Bossman Gorilla Monsoon Elizabeth (Randy Savage's manager) Joey Morella (Robert 'Gorilla Monsoon' Morella's son who was a referee)


Bulldogs/Rougeous - 9/10 Patera vs Brown - 7/10 Bossman vs Koko - 7.5/10 Warlord/Barbarian vs Volkoff and Zuckoff - 8/10 Warrior vs Honky - 7.5/10 Hercules vs Roberts - 7.5/10 Hart Foundation vs Demolition - 8/10 Rude vs JYD - 7.5/10 Hogan/Savage vs Andre/DiBiase - 8/10

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