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29 August 1988 (USA) See more »
Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase & Andre the Giant, WWF Intercontinental Title: The Honky Tonk Man vs... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Randy Savage ... Himself

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 ... Himself
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 ... Himself
Bobby Heenan ... Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan
Elizabeth Hulette ... Miss Elizabeth
Ken Johnson ... Slick
Mike Jones ... Virgil

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

Produced by
Vince McMahon .... producer

Additional Details

180 min

Did You Know?

Brutus Beefcake was originally supposed to be the challenger for the Intercontinental Championship. He was attacked and had his head cut open by "Outlaw" Ron Bass's spur after a match on "WWF Superstars of Wrestling." This development came after boxes for the Coliseum Video VHS release were printed, on which Brutus appears as the named challenger to The Honky Tonk Man. A corrective sticker, declaring The Ultimate Warrior as challenger, was placed over Brutus' name. The main reason for the change to the match was because, according to an interview he conducted in 2005, Beefcake claimed that the Warrior threatened to leave the WWF if he didn't get the title shot, and so Beefcake stepped aside and made the best of it, which resulted in his storyline injury.See more »
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Followed by WWF WrestleFest '97 (1997) (TV)See more »


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Recap, 1 July 2002
Author: Spawn Devil from Vancouver, B.C.

The first-ever SummerSlam extravaganza was headlined by a battle for supremacy in WWE. On one side, the `Megapowers' - Hulk Hogan and WWE Champion, Randy `Macho Man' Savage. On the other were the `Megabucks' - `The Million Dollar Man' Ted DiBasie and Andre the Giant. DiBiase and his millions thought this match was in the bank with the announcement of the special referee, the notorious Jesse `The Body' Ventura. But victory was not to be, as Ventura was forced to make the three count when Hogan delivered his famous legdrop to earn the win for he and the Macho Man. Also, the Ultimate Warrior made history by defeating the Honky Tonk Man in 30 seconds to capture the WWE Intercontinental Championship. The win ended Honky's 18-month reign as IC Champion, the longest in WWE history.

The British Bulldogs battled the Rougeaus to a 20-minute draw Bad News Brown pinned Ken Patera Rick Rude defeated Junkyard Dog by DQ The Powers of Pain defeated the Bolsheviks The Ultimate Warrior pinned the Honky Tonk Man to win the Intercontinental Title Dino Bravo pinned Don Muraco World Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated the Hart Foundation Big Boss Man pinned Koko B. Ware Jake "the Snake" Roberts pinned Hercules Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage defeated Andre the Giant and Ted DiBiase

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