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This week on STRAIGHT SHOOT RETRO, we cover Survivor Series 1988 on July 30, 2014 at 6pmET!
As always, myself and co-host Jeff Schiller will bring the historical background, the who’s who and copious amounts of jokes, so all you need to do is watch Survivor Series 1988 on the WWE Network before Wednesday, then RSVP and start submitting questions on the official event page.
Ways to watch/listen are below. Scroll down for more information on Survivor Series 1988.
- Right here, on this very page, live or after-the-fact, through the embedded YouTube video right up above
- Over at the official Google Hangout event page, where you can watch live and even ask questions.
- On my official YouTube channel, where the video will continue to live after the event. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE.
- The morning after, via audio-only podcast versions of the show embedded above or on iTunes, Stitcher and PodOmatic.
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After SummerSlam 1988, WWE’s “Big Four” pay-per-views were in place and ready for total PPV domination. A telling sign was that when faced with running their biggest pay-per-view event against Survivor Series again (as they did the year prior), Jim Crockett Promotions decided to move their annual Starrcade event to the day after Christmas, abandoning Thanksgiving Day to WWE.
Just like 1987’s first-ever Survivor Series, the 1988 event featured nothing but Survivor Series style matches, including one of those “Can the ring even hold this many dudes?” Tag Team Survivor Series Matches. Unfortunately, however, WWE had moved away from pushing women’s wrestling by this point, so don’t expect to see the Jumping Bomb Angels or any tough old broads kicking ass and taking names on this show.
Still, the card is a fantastic one, with a who’s who of 1988 wrestling talent filling all those humongous matches, all while advancing the kind-of-ridiculously-awesome Mega Powers storyline between Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth. On this pay-per-view alone, we’re going to see the first STRAIGHT SHOOT RETRO appearances of Owen Hart, Shawn Michaels and Mr. Perfect, and the first WWE STRAIGHT SHOOT RETRO appearances of Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard and Terry Taylor. Not. Too. Shabby.
The full card (with spoilers removed) is below:
- The Ultimate Warrior, Brutus Beefcake, Sam Houston, The Blue Blazer & Jim Brunzell vs. The Honky Tonk Man, Ron Bass, Danny Davis, Greg Valentine & Bad News Brown
- The Powers of Pain (The Warlord & The Barbarian), The Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty), The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid), The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart) & The Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma) vs. Demolition (Ax & Smash), The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard), The Bolsheviks (Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov), The Fabulous Rougeaus (Raymond & Jacques) & The Conquistadors (Uno & Dos) with Mr. Fuji, Bobby Heenan, Slick & Jimmy Hart
- Jim Duggan, Jake Roberts, Scott Casey, Ken Patera & Tito Santana vs. Andre the Giant, Rick Rude, Dino Bravo, Mr. Perfect & Harley Race
- The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage), Hercules, Koko B. Ware & Hillbilly Jim with Miss Elizabeth vs. The Twin Towers (Akeem & Big Boss Man), Ted DiBiase, Haku & The Red Rooster with Slick, Bobby Heenan & Virgil