SummerSlam 1990 | WWE Sunday Night RetroView

On August 27, 1990 the WWF presented SummerSlam 1990. A little more than a decade before, rebranding had a number of matches with championship implications on the card. They included an Intercontinental Championship match between Mr. Perfect and The Texas Tornado. Demolition would face the Hart Foundation for the Tag Team Championship in a 2-Out-of-3 Falls Match. Finally, the Ultimate Warrior put the then WWF Championship on the line in a Steel Cage Match against Rick Rude. From the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Vince McMahon is joined by Rowdy Roddy Piper on commentary. The first match is set to begin.

SummerSlam 1990
The Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels) vs. Power and Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma) with Slick

The match begins almost immediately as the heels make the attack on Jannetty and Michaels right away. After Michaels is attacked early on, it’s Jannetty working over both Hercules and Roma. Despite having the disadvantage, he’s beating on both men. But that lasts momentarily until Roma and Hercules can regain control. The referee is distracted by Slick as well. While this is happening, Jannetty has Roma in a small package going for the pinfall. This leads to Hercules then breaking up the pinfall attempt.

Roma continues to beat on Jannetty. When it appears as though Michaels is trying to get up and help his partner, Hercules attacks him once again. As Jannetty goes for a pinfall attempt, Hercules is tagged in. Then, when Michaels returns to his feet, Roma knocks him down again off the apron.

As soon as Jannetty has a pinfall on Hercules, he makes a tag to Paul Roma. Now that Roma is back in the ring, he continues the assault on Jannetty. But Jannetty can’t make a tag as he’s working alone with Shawn Michaels, unable to get involved in the match. Roma avoids a roll-up leading to a clothesline by Hercules on Jannetty. The camera pans over to Shawn Michaels, who is completely wiped out on the floor.

Jannetty is being worked over by Hercules and Roma. Hercules sets up Jannetty for a super plex after tagging in Paul Roma. The result is a superplex and a splash by Paul Roma on the opposing turnbuckle. This leads to a pinfall and a win.

Winners: Power and Glory

After the match, Michaels is tossed into the ring, and both Hercules and Paul Roma work over both Jannetty and Michaels in the ring. The Rockers attempt to cover up on one another, protecting one another from this beating. Michaels is being stretchered out, writhing in pain.

In the backstage area, we see Mr. Perfect with Bobby Heenan discussing their upcoming match and challenge from the Texas Tornado.

SummerSlam 1990
WWF Intercontinental Championship Match
Mr. Perfect (c) with Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan vs. The Texas Tornado

As Perfect and Heenan make their way to the ring, we hear from the Texas Tornado and Mean Gene Okerlund. The Texas Tornado shares what is to come from him in his upcoming match again, Mr. Perfect. We then hear Texas Tornado making his way to the ring. Vince McMahon calls him Kerry Von Erich, recognizing his name leading into this match. Finally, the bell rings as the fans appear to be quite excited by what is about to take place.

Perfect and Tornado, then lock up in the middle of the ring. Von Erich pushes Perfect off, leading to him escaping the ring and consulting with Heenan at ringside. Once back in the ring, Mr. Perfect and Von Erich lock up, leading to the Tornado being thrown down. Perfect then consults with Heenan once again. The two lock up, but the Texas Tornado hits a combination of moves leading to Mr. Perfect ending up back on the floor.

Perfect gets back in the ring, and he once again locks up with the Texas Tornado. Tornado then ties him up with an arm bar. But Perfect recovers with a clothesline of his own. Perfect then hits a series of knife-edge chops. He then rings his neck and applies a sleeper on the Texas Tornado. Tornado gets into the turnbuckle, but Perfect hits a series of chops and then right hands. But he momentarily takes his eyes off the Texas Tornado.

This leads to a comeback by the Tornado, followed by the famous Von Erich family claw being applied, followed by a discus right hand knocking Mr. Perfect off his feet. The Texas Tornado then makes the cover for the three count and the win!

Winner: AND NEW WWF Intercontinental Champion, The Texas Tornado.

After the match, we see a replay of how the match result came to be. Perfect and Heenan leave the ring disgusted by what had just happened.

We then hear from Mean Gene Okerlund backstage, who shared that there is a new Intercontinental Champion, the Texas Tornado Kerry Von Erich. But just as Okerlund was saying he was hoping to speak to Sweet Sapphire along with Dusty Rhodes, Bobby Heenan and Mr. Perfect interrupt him. They claim the officiating, the rule-breaking of the Texas Tornado, and what he now has coming for him.

SummerSlam 1990
Sensational Queen Sherri vs. Sweet Sapphire

With Sherri already in the ring, Sapphire’s music plays, but she doesn’t appear to be coming to the ring. For the third time, Sweet Sapphire’s music plays but still, much to no avail, she doesn’t come out to the ring. We then get Rene Goulet, who came down to the ring and speaks to Howard Finkle, the ring announcer and the referee in the ring. Finkle then says that unless Sapphire comes to the ring within 30 seconds of the match that she is forfeiting the match.

Winner via forfeit Sensational ‘Queen’ Sherri

After the match, we hear from Dusty Rhodes in the backstage area with Gene Okerlund asking about the wear abouts of Sweet Sapphire. We hear about the all that she’s received lately, but Dusty is concerned about her whereabouts and then proceeds to leave and look for her.

SummerSlam 1990
The Warlord with Slick vs. Tito Santana

With The Warlord and Slick in the ring, they await Tito Santana, who makes his way to the ring next. Upon locking up, Santana puts on a side headlock, but Warlord shrugs him off of him. However, as soon as the Warlord appears to have an advantage, he takes Santana for granted. Santana then hits a series of dropkicks, but it leads to The Warlord ending up on the floor. Tito then works on the arm of the Warlord, trying to weaken it. But it leads to the Warlord countering it with a scoop and a slam.

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Santana then makes a cover and gets pressed up and out of the ring. This leads to the Warlord to beat on Santana on the ring floor. With the referee distracted, Slick begins to stalk Santana. But as the referee gets distracted by Slick, the Warlord beats down on unsuspecting Tito Santana. Back in the ring, the Warlord works over the lower back of Tito Santana. Santana then makes a comeback. He hits a series of fists on the Warlord.

Santana then hits his flying forearm and goes for the pin. But at a count of two, the Warlord gets his foot on the bottom rope. The Warlord then hits a power slam on Tito and goes for the pinfall and the win.

Winner: The Warlord

After the match, we hear about their next pay-per-view, which would be the Survivor Series as a Thanksgiving night tradition at this point in November. Sean Mooney is then backstage awaiting to interview Demolition, Axe, Smash, and Crush, the then WWF Tag Team Champions. They share how it could be any two of the three of them that can defend the titles. After facing the Hart Foundation, we hear how their next contenders could be the Legion of Doom.

SummerSlam 1990
WWF Tag Team Championship
Best Two out of Three Falls
Demolition (Smash and Crush) (c) vs. The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart)

With Crush and Smash in the ring, Mean Gene Okerlund interviews The Hart Foundation in the locker room. The Hitman and The Anvil address what they plan on doing in their upcoming match against the tag team champions. At this time, the Hart Foundation’s music hit, leading Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart to the ring to challenge for the titles. Once in the ring, the bell rings, signaling the start of the match.

Smash, and the Hitman start off the match against one another. As the Hitman and Smash attempt to lock up, Anvil comes charging over as he sees Crush attempt to make his way into the match. The Hart Foundation then double-team Smash early on. We then see Bret take down Smash with an arm drag. Next, he begins to work over the left arm of one-half of the tag champions—Hart tags in Neidhart, who continues to work over the arm of Smash.

Once again, Bret is tagged into the ring and begins to work over the left arm of Smash. He wrenches and continues to wear it down with an armbar. Smash slams Bret and makes the tag to Crush. Once in the ring, Crush attempts a knee drop but to no avail. This gives the Hitman the advantage, but he gets caught. Crush catches him in mid-air and slams him. The Hitman is whipped into a corner turnbuckle, but Crush misses his charge in. But as soon as Crush tags out, the Hitman tags out ot Neidhart.

A boot to the back of the head of Neidhart by Crush takes place, but the referee doesn’t see it. Crush is then tagged in, and he continues to work over Neidhart but momentarily. A failed whip into a turnbuckle leads to a clothesline by the Anvil. Once again, both Crush and Neidhart make tags to their respective corners. The Hitman blocks punch attempts by Smash and continues to work him over. He then lungs onto Smash. Hart then hits an atomic drop on Crush.

As Crush ends on the floor, he manages to take out the Anvil. Back in the ring, the Hitman goes for a pinning attempt but is stopped. Crush and Smash hit their finisher, leading to a pinfall and winning the first fall.

Winners of the first fall Demolition (Demolition 1 -0)

As the second fall takes place, Crush immediately has the advantage over the Hitman. Smash is then tagged in and begins to hit a suplex on the Hitman, followed by a pinfall attempt. This time only for a count of two. Bret attempts to fight back, but Crush stops him. He then tags into Smash, who continues to work him over. But the Hitman recovers and hits a leaping clothesline on Smash. Both men are lying on the mat. The Hitman eventually tags in the Anvil, who comes in and takes the fight to Smash.

He hits a power slam and makes a pinfall attempt but only for a count of two. The Hart Foundation eventually hit the Hart attack. As Hart goes for the pin, Crush leaps over the Hitman and onto the referee to break up the count? It leads to a disqualification, and it is now one fall a piece.

Winners of the second fall The Hart Foundation (Tied 1 -1)

Crush could have easily just stepped on the Hitman to break up the fall. Anyways, the third fall begins, but the Hitman was knocked to the floor immediately. Ax then comes down to the ring as the referee is distracted and crawls underneath the ring. The Hitman then hits a sunset flip for a pinfall but only for a count of two. Hart follows up with an atomic drop and begins to work on the midsection of Smash.

The Hitman tags in the Anvil, who hits a shoulder tackle on Smash. Neidhart goes over to the Hitman, who is standing on the middle rope, and hits a reverse slam using Hart onto Smash. With the referee pulling the Hitman back, Ax rolls into the ring with Smash rolling under the ring. The referee isn’t doing a thing as the Hitman and Ax begin to battle in the ring. He then slams the Hitman and makes a pinfall attempt but only for a count of two.

Ax hits a side Russian leg sweep and goes for a pinfall attempt but only for a count of two. Neidhart breaks up a pin attempt, and that leads to Crush being tagged into the match. The Hitman is rolled outside the ring, and both Ax and Smash work him over as the referee is tied up with Crush and Neidhart inside the ring. The Hitman is completely battered at this point. This led to the Legion of Doom to come down to the ring and pull Ax out from under the ring and knock Crush off the top rope.

The referee sees what is happening outside the ring, but the Anvil hits a flying shoulder tackle into the ring on Crush leading to the Hitman to make the pinfall for the three count and the win.

Winners of the third and deciding fall, The Hart Foundation ( 2 – 1) AND NEW WWF Tag Team Champions, The Hart Foundation

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After the match, we get a replay of what took place as Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart celebrate in the ring. We then see an advertisement for WrestleMania VII, which is set to take place the following year. Mean Gene Okerlund is then shown in the backstage area with the Legion of Doom, sharing how sick and tired they are of seeing Demolition and how badly they want them.

The Hart Foundation then come out and show their gratitude towards the Legion of Doom and say they will face anyone anywhere and anytime. Okerlund asks the Legion of Doom where they fit in all of this, and Hawk said they fit in anyway they want to fit in. We then see Sean Mooney sharing how things are falling apart after Demolition’s loss in their dressing room.

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Okerlund then interviews Sensational Queen Sherri backstage. She shares that she intimidated her opponent so badly that they didn’t show up. Okerlund thinks that Sherri had something to do with Sapphire’s failing to appear. Sherri thinks that maybe Sapphire is smarter than she gave her credit for not appearing.

Okerlund appears and promotes the upcoming Jake Roberts and Bad News Brown match with the Big Boss Man as the special guest referee. We then see other upcoming matches as well. Okerlund then says they showed Brown’s Harlem Sewer Rats and then showed Damian in the shower. Why? We aren’t sure.

Sean Mooney then interviews Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Nikolai Volkoff backstage and how they shared how united they are combining Russia and the United States together. They address the Orient Express to whom they will face shortly. Mean Gene Okerlund is then shown backstage interviewing Earthquake, who was accompanied by Dino Bravo and Jimmy Hart. Earthquake shares what he has in store for Hulk Hogan in their upcoming match.

Sean Mooney then interviews Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts backstage as they discuss their upcoming match. Roberts shares that he isn’t afraid of rats, and neither is Damian. So Bad News can bring his Harlem Sewer Rats as it won’t make a difference.

Bad News Brown vs. Jake ‘The Snake Roberts (Special Referee The Big Boss Man)

Bad News Brown is in the ring awaiting the arrival of Jake Roberts. After Roberts arrives at ringside, we hear the familiar sound of the Big Boss Man’s music hit as he is the special enforcer for the match. The match begins almost immediately before the Boss Man could get to the ring. With Roberts down, Brown was signaling for the Ghetto Blaster. But Jake crumbles. The Boss Man even makes a pinfall attempt but only for a count of two.

With both Roberts and Brown battling on the floor, the Boss Man tells Brown to get back in the ring, but that’s momentarily. Roberts gets back up and is tossed into the corner turnbuckle. Brown then whips Roberts to the opposing turnbuckle, who continues to work over the back of The Snake. He then hits a clothesline and then climbs on the second rope, and attempts a fist but misses. Jake gets his second wind and signals for the DDT.

Roberts picks up Brown, who hits a back body drop and regains control. Brown continues to work over Roberts and then, once outside the ring, uses a chair on the ribs of Jake. This leads the Big Boss Man to call for the bell, signaling a disqualification.

Winner: Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts

After the match, the Boss Man and Brown discuss the end result. Boss Man goes out to check on Roberts. As this is taking place, Brown pulls the bag out from the turnbuckle and attempts to drop a leg on Damian. But as he does this, the Big Boss Man sees this and pulls the bag back towards him. In the middle of the ring, Brown and the Boss Man tease, throwing fists at one another.

It wasn’t until the Boss Man walked away that Bad News Brown attacked him from behind. This leads to Jake Roberts to come back and release Damian from the bag and attack Bad News Brown with it. The Boss Man raises Jake Roberts hand as he see’s Damian in the middle of the ring.

We then see another ad promoting WrestleMania VII coming up March 1991. Mean Gene Okerlund then speaks with Demolition backstage with how they lost the WWF Tag Team Championships to the Hart Foundation. They also called the Legion of Doom imitators. Ha, as if. But they also shared what they plan to do them the next time they meet.

Brother Love is then introduced by ring announcer Howard Finkle. Love then shares that he is in Philadelphia, the city of love. He asked fans in the audience if they remember how it was when they were kids and looked for guidance from their parents. But then he just shares that his next guest is someone that will tell fans exactly what they need to do. It is Drill Sargent Slaughter. Sgt Slaughter comes to the ring with a drum roll playing him into the ring.

Once in the ring, Love and Slaughter embrace. Love shares how much of an honor and a privilege to be in his presence today. Slaughter shares that he is there to bestow an award. But in doing so, he says that America has become soft and weak. He then says he looks into the WWF. He found one man that deserves the Sgt Slaughter Great American Award, and that man is the greatest American next to him today, Brother Love.

Love is then given the medal put around his neck. They then call Nikolai Volkoff a commie and declares war on him. Sgt Slaughter calls America too chicken. He declares war on Nikolai Volkoff, who he then calls a maggot too. Slaughter says America is soft because they welcomed in Nikolai Volkoff. He then says that if war broke out in the Middle East, America would have their butts kicked because they’re too soft.

Sean Mooney then interviews Mr. Fuji and the Orient Express, who discuss their upcoming match against Volkoff and Duggan. But Mooney then says there is some breaking news. They throw it over to Mean Gene Okerlund, who is by a dressing room, and we catch a glimpse of Sapphire going into a locker room and slamming the door behind her. Okerlund says we know that Sapphire is safe behind the door. But he can’t give any credence to Sherri’s rumors earlier.

The Orient Express with Mr. Fuji vs. Nikolai Volkoff and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan

Fuji and the Orient Express await their opponents in the ring. To which Duggan and Volkoff make their way to the ring next. Volkoff swings the American flag around while Jim Duggan waves his 2×4. While in the ring, Volkoff and Duggan sing ‘God Bless, America’ in homage to Kate Smith, who would sing that before Philadelphia Flyers games.

After addressing the crowd, Duggan and Volkoff are attacked immediately. That doesn’t last too long as the Patriots clear the ring of their adversaries. Once the match resumes control, Volkoff and Tanaka start off the match. But as soon as it appears as Volkoff has the advantage, Saito attacks Nikolai from behind. Saito is then tagged in, and he begins to work over Volkoff.

Volkoff then makes a tag to Duggan, who goes after Tanaka and Saito. Duggan takes both men and throws fists at each of them. Volkoff then comes in, and he and Duggan whip both members of the Orient Express together. Duggan then hits his 3-point stance and clothesline on Tanaka. He then goes for the pinfall and the win for his team.

Winners: ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan and Nikolai Volkoff

After the match, we see a replay of the closing moments of the match. Volkoff and Duggan then head back up the aisle as we are shown an advertisement of the upcoming Survivor Series.

Mean Gene Okerlund is then outside the dressing room door with the ‘American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes. He doesn’t know what’s wrong with Sapphire, who won’t respond to him, but he has to get to the ring for his upcoming match.

‘American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes vs. ‘Macho King’ Randy Savage with ‘Sensational Queen’ Sherri

With Rhodes making his way to the ring, Sean Mooney interviews Randy Savage backstage and informs him that Sapphire won’t be accompanying Dusty Rhodes. He said that the rumors must be true and that she doesn’t want to associate with a commoner. Rhodes is staring up the aisle to Randy Savage, who is making his way to the ring led by Sherri. Savage is then lowered from his thrown after being carried on canvas.

Upon entering the ring, Ted DiBiase says that everyone has a price for the Millon Dollar Man. He says his money can buy anyone or anything. DiBiase then says to lay his eyes on his latest purchase, Sweet Sapphire. Sapphire comes out with a mink coat and a dress and sporting diamonds. She walks out with a bag full of money. He said that he was the one that purchased all these things for her.

Rhodes comes back up the aisle, but Randy Savage attacks him up the aisleway. Macho King then comes off the top and hits an ax handle on him. Sherri then attacks Rhodes while she’s lying by the bottom rope. Savage then gets Rhodes back on his feet and begins working him over in the corner. Then Rhodes begins to make his comeback. He threw a series of punches. He then hits a dropkick forcing Savage to the floor.

Sherri is then in front of Savage and hands something to the Macho King. With the referee distracted, Savage hits Rhodes with a loaded purse knocking the American Dream out. He then goes for the pin as the referee makes the cover for the three count and the win.

Winner: ‘Macho King’ Randy Savage

Savage celebrates by going from corner to corner, standing atop, much to the dismay of those in attendance. The referee checks on Dusty Rhodes, who is still lying on the mat. After the match, Sean Mooney is backstage where the limousine, Virgil, Sapphire, and the Millon Dollar Man are set to leave as he shares that there is nothing his money can’t buy. It was just then as Dusty Rhodes was making his way to the backstage area to get his hands on DiBiase.

Rhodes just gets to the car as it pulls away. Dusty is screaming in the backstage area.

The Earthquake with Dino Bravo and Jimmy Hart vs. Hulk Hogan with The Big Boss Man

After Earthquake, Bravo and Hart made their way to the ring; we then hear from Hogan and the Boss Man in the backstage area. Hogan recalls how he felt from being under Earthquake and how the feelings of his fans felt, showing their outpouring of support. Boss Man then says what rights their foes have coming to them.

Earthquake, Dino Bravo, and Jimmy Hart are introduced. This was followed by the Big Boss Man and Hulk Hogan’s separate introductions. Vince McMahon begins to ask if Hogan leaves tonight as he has in the past. The bell rings, and the two attempt to lock up. Hogan tries to push Earthquake off, but he moves no more than an inch. Then Earthquake is able to toss Hogan off with ease.

Hogan locks in a side headlock on Earthquake and then is tossed off. Hulk goes to the floor to consult with the Big Boss Man. Hogan then goes back in the ring and throws a kick on Earthquake. He attempts a slam, but Earthquake blocks it. Earthquake hits a double ax handle on the lower back of Hogan and then beats on him. He has whipped again, but Hogan begins to fight back. The Earthquake is teetering but won’t go down. He eventually lands on his bottom and rolls to the floor.

Boss Man and Hogan work over Bravo and the Earthquake on the floor. They beat on the Earthquake too. The referee is then directing the Boss Man to the floor. What he doesn’t see is Bravo and Earthquake double-teaming Hogan. This leads to a heavy elbow drop by Earthquake onto the Hulkster. As the referee goes for the pin, we only get a count of two.

Earthquake then goes to the outside, climbs the top rope, and drops a forearm across the lower back of the Hogan. He then stomps on the hand of Hogan on the mat. Earthquake then locks in a Boston Crab on Hogan. The referee asks Hogan if he gives and ultimately reaches for the ropes. However, Hogan makes his way to the floor, and Bravo attacks Hogan on the floor with a slam.

The referee is preoccupied with the Big Bossman on the other side while Bravo beats on Hogan on the floor. Earthquake then attempts another elbow, but Hogan moves. A wounded Hogan makes it to his feet and then attempts to slam Earthquake, only to have him fall onto Hogan. The referee makes a pinfall attempt but only for a count of two; with Hogan back on his feet, Earthquake locks in a bearhug. Hogan is ripping at the shirt of the official. Hulk fights back and begins to beat on the Earthquake,

We then get a power slam by the Earthquake on Hogan. Earthquake makes a non-shalaunt attack and then goes for the tremors and hits his splash on Hogan. He then teases going for it again and does it a second time, and kicks out at two! Hogan is Hulking up! The fans are very much into it. Hulk begins to fight back, hits a series of fists with a big boot, and then teases a slam. He then scoops him up and slams him. Hogan hits a big leg and goes for the pinfall, but the referee does see it.

The Big Boss Man attempts to get involved and tosses Bravo to the floor. The referee begins to count on the floor. Hogan makes it back in the ring beating the ten count and getting the win.

Winner: Hulk Hogan

After the match, Big Boss Man uses a steel step stool and wards off Earthquake, Bravo, and Jimmy Hart with it. Boss Man hits Earthquake a series of times as he has Hogan up with a double-handed choke and won’t release the hold. We then get an official decision announced. After the match, Hogan and the Big Boss Man celebrate in the ring.

Sean Mooney is speaking with Bobby Heenan and Rick Rude in the backstage area. Rude shares that the Ultimate Warrior is in his kind of match, a steel cage match, and that he doesn’t stand a chance against him. Heenan then shares that Rude has beaten the Warrior before. But this time will be in a steel cage. So then, nothing will be left of the Warrior when it is all said and done.

Mean Gene then interviews Dusty Rhodes backstage. He asks him about what transpired earlier in the evening. Rhodes shares what he is feeling on the emotion and that Sapphire left him in a storm. He addresses when he is going to get mad, and he shares that it’s now and against Ted DiBiase.

Lord Alfred Hayes spoke at ringside about how it will take time to assemble the steel cage. The large blue cage is unlike typical cages sharing that there is plenty of room for either man to place their foot in each rung. We are then shown Mean Gene Okerlund once again in a different backstage area, and he welcomes in Hulk Hogan, who addresses his win earlier in the evening.

Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper are then on commentary and address the Earthquake and Hulk Hogan matchup earlier in the evening. This led to the upcoming main event as the steel cage is being assembled. We then hear from Earthquake, Dino Bravo, and Jimmy Hart in the backstage area, who are irate at what happened earlier in the evening.

Back at ringside, the cage is then put together. We then see Mean Gene Okerlund backstage with the WWF Champion, the Ulitmate Warrior, addressing his upcoming title match against Ravishing Rick Rude in the steel cage.

Summerslam 1990
WWF Heavyweight Championship
Steel Cage Match
(match is won by either pinfall or eliminating the cage)
‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude with Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan vs. The Ultimate Warrior (c)

Ravishing Rick Rude and Bobby Heenan make their way to the ring first. Rude then addresses those in attendance. We then hear the familiar sound of the music of the Ultimate Warrior, who decided to climb the cage and then dropped down and circled the cage with Rude and Heenan in the ring. Rude stood atop the cage begging the Warrior to come into the ring.

Both men exchange blows as Warrior climbs into the ring from the outside of the cage. Warrior then awaited a rocking and staggered Rude in the ring with a fist off the top rope. The Ultimate Warrior then stalks Rude and tosses him from one end of the cage to the other. Warrior then charges at Rude, who moves, leading to the Ultimate Warrior slamming face and body first into the cage.

Rude begins to climb the cage. With Rude slowly moving onto the cage, but once Warrior stops him, he comes down onto him. The Ultimate Warrior is then thrown into the steel cage. Rude is bleeding across his forehead. Ravishing Rick Rude throws forearm after forearm across the head of the Warrior. He then grinds Warrior’s head into the cage. Rick Rude then appears to be going for the Rude Awakening. But the Warrior blocks it and fights out of it.

Warrior then swings around and hits a clothesline on Rude. After a splash attempt onto Rude, he gets his knees up. Rude then hits the Rude Awakening and then proceeds to climb the turnbuckle. He could have won it and then drops a hand across the head of the Ultimate Warrior. Heenan then climbs onto the top of the other side of the ring, and the Ultimate Warrior catches him.

The Ultimate Warrior then goes for the door, and Bobby Heenan gets the door and slams it across the head of the champion. Rude goes for a cover but only gets a count of two. After a shoulder block, both men go down. Ravishing Rick Rude tries to exit the cage, but the Ultimate Warrior tries to escape, but Warrior pulls the tights of the challenger down and then pulls Heenan into the ring.

The Ultimate Warrior then attempts to regain his strength and absorbs a clothesline from Rick Rude. After an attack by Rick Rude, The Ultimate Warrior hits a series of shoulder tackles and then a Gorilla Press slam in the center of the ring. The Ultimate Warrior then climbs the cage and escapes, winning the match and retaining the title.

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Winner: AND STILL WWF Heavyweight Champion, The Ultimate Warrior

After winning the match, The Ultimate Warrior goes back into the ring and celebrates the win.

 

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