Wednesday, August 13, 2008

WWF Wrestling Challenge - 10/30/88

1) The Rockers vs. Steve Lombardi & Iron Mike Sharpe – 3
2) Ultimate Warrior vs. Pork Chop Cash – 3
3) King Haku vs. Scott Hudson – 2
4) Red Rooster vs. Tommy Angel – 2
5) Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs. Bob Blackburn – 2

This episode kicked off with the Brother Love Show in which Hulk Hogan was the featured guest. He ran down Hogan, brought out the Boss Man and Slick, who then handcuffed Hogan to a railing and walloped him with numerous nightstick shots. Hogan fought back and literally chased Boss Man and Slick while dragging the railing along. The Rockers squash was fun. Lombardi never tagged in for his team while Sharpe took all the Rockers had and then some. Cash’s selling of Warrior’s offense was fantastic. There was a great shot of his face after receiving a hard body blow. Warrior ran him down with the usual selection of moves and then served him up with some mashed potatoes and cole slaw. The Scott Hudson that was destroyed by Haku is not the same one that called WCW matches back in the day. Haku worked the youngster with devastating shots and polished him off with a kick that would make Jackie Chan applaud. Red Rooster looked sloppy as all hell. I’m not sure if that’s how he was told to work the match or if he just had an off night. The story behind it was that Heenan was bringing Rooster up to stardom and had to start at the bottom. Finally, Jake destroyed the bulky Blackburn in a short and simple match to conclude a fun episode. The only complaint I have is that throughout some of the matches, there were voiceovers for the Leonard/Lalone boxing match that became very, very annoying.

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