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Question of the Day: What is your favorite SummerSlam Match of All Time?
Back to my 1991 Superstars… 1/26/91 up next, the week after the Rumble
Honky is gone… just Vince and Roddy and Roddy is rip roaring mad about Sarge stealing the WWF Title.
Sherri offering to publicly blow the Warrior for a title shot for Savage may be the most randomly edgy storyline of that era.
They are showing like 60% of Warrior vs. Slaughter here now… 12 minutes into the show and it’s been all talk and clips from the Sherri solicitation and the match.
Savage’s promo after screwing Warrior is an underrated classic… “LET ‘EM CRY!”
Mountie makes his Superstars debut and Vince immediately outs him as Jacques Rougeau, talks about the Rougeau Brothers and says that after they broke up, Jacques became an official Mountie and has returned.
Vince is promoting this Friday’s Main Event special with Sarge’s first WWF Title defense against Hacksaw and Tunney’s WM main event announcement.
LOD will also battle the Orient Express on that show. They just destroyed a pair of jobbers on this show.
Tugboat calling out Undertaker in the Event Center! He has a giant harpoon he wants to jab into his thick skin…
And now we are hearing from fans shouting out the troops overseas as they entered the Miami Arena last Saturday.
Vince already foreshadowing the Retirement stipulation saying Savage is going to get his rematch with Warrior and it is going to be a costly one.
Big bout next week as the Texas Tornado gets another crack at Mr. Perfect and the IC strap!
Favorite Summerslam Match is Shawn-Razor.
You rate it better than WMX?
I like it a bit better, yeah. I think Shawn was a better worker by then.
The face/face dynamic is interesting too. They do a really nice job leveraging from WMX and enhancing. Great set of matches.
Top 3 favorite SummerSlam matches:
1. Rude/Warrior (89)
2. Cena/ AJ (16)
3. Demolition/ Harts (90)
On to the 2/2/91 Superstars… day after the Main Event so Hulk Hogan is officially now the WM challenger to Sgt. Slaughter.
Sarge sounding very Trumpian in these promos.
Demolition squash, such a lack of heat for them by this time. Vince & Roddy aren’t even really talking about them during the match, clearly on their last legs.
The Bulldog/Warlord feud is fully on, arguing whether or not Bulldog can break the full nelson. Bulldog is also talking shit on Dino Bravo.
Undertaker/Tugboat feud rolls on… during a Taker squash we get an inset promo of Brother Love calling him out. I wonder if that match was planned for Mania originally?
Already playing up Hogan’s big USO tour to support the troops.
Time for a Shane Douglas squash… inset promo is generic so no feud or direction for him yet. He is ready for Mania though.
Zach Randolph popped for possession of marijuana with intent to sell… felony charge. Dipshit.
A couple of my favorite Summerslam Matches
1.Bret and Perfect 1991
2.Harts and Demolition 1990
3.HBK and HHH 2002
4.Bret and Owen 1994
5.Cena and AJ last year
Clint Fraizer to the DL. Aaron Hicks activated
Bah, figured that was coming after last week. Everyone fretting over the OF logjam… stuff always sorts itself out.
It saves Fraizer a trip back down to Triple A. Might rehab a day or two down there, but will be back when the rosters expand to 40.
Back to the stud outfield of Judge, Gardy and Hicks.
Hicks in LF, Ellsbury CF and Gardy DH tonight.
True, same difference as long as it doesn’t linger. Obliques can suck.
Hoping Gray cruises tonight.
HBK/HHH from Summerslam 02 is my favorite. The performance Shawn put in that night after being on the shelf for 4 years was/is mind-blowing.
I’m going to watch 2002 tonight.
I think my favorite SS match is Cena vs Brock from ’14. So ballsy to do what they did. So different.
Favorite SSLam match is probably Warrior/Savage from ’92.
He’d look damn good in a Celtics uniform.
He is going to end up somewhere… no way he can last there.
Its a toxic situation. Phoenix seems to want him.
Sounds like it won’t happen unless he extends and I can’t him doing that.
My favorite summerslam match is Punk vs Brock from 13 I just loved everything about that match.
Strong option for best SS match ever.
While not the best, a personal favorite of mine is Rude vs. Warrior from ’89.
That match is so much fucking fun and the commentary enhances it greatly.
Watching the 1990 April MSG show. Paul Diamond vs. Jim Powers now.
That is about as 1990 WWF a match as you can get.
A Foxboro 5 at best.
I bet the season ticket holder who gave her those tickets regrets the decision.
In this episode of Letters From Center Stage, JT & Allan head into their offices in Atlanta, GA to dive deep into the outer rim of the nostalgia mothership that was WCW:
1. The Plunder Bucket: WCW Cage Matches / The Tale of the Black Scorpion
2. 1-800-COLLECT Road Report: New Blood Rising 2000
3. The Long Topic: WCW’s International Dream Matches
To write in to the mailbag, tweet @allan_cheapshot or @place2benation
I love the black scorpion Angle! Cant wait to listen! Starrcade 90 and 91 for some reason are my favorite wcw ppvs.
Meltzer and Corbin going at it on Twitter.
Where do we nominate for the Greatest WWE Wrestler Ever project?
The list of names pre-1975 is pathetic. I would like to nominate
Prof. Toru Tanaka
Dr. Jerry Graham
where are these ‘threads’ posted? I don’t see anything on the PTBN fb page, and I need to debate whoever nominated Antonino Rocca as WWWF.
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