August 25, 2009
Matt Peddycord

Lex Luger & Ole Anderson vs. Ric Flair & Tully Blanchard (w/JJ Dillon) – Cage Match (NWA Worldwide, 3/5/88)

This is during Ole’s brief babyface run when he came back for revenge on the Four Horsemen for leaving him out of the group in favor of Lex Luger, which makes this team quite ironic. Lex and Ole DESTROY Tully on their side of the ring to start. After a commercial break, Luger NO-SELLS Flair’s chops in the corner and gives him a press slam. Blanchard runs in and receives the same punishment. However, Tully saves Flair from a bearhug. They try a double-team clothesline, but Luger ducks and answers back with a clothesline of his own. Ole comes in and starts working over Tully’s arm until he goes to the eyes to put a stop to it. In comes Luger, Tully escapes and tags Flair. Ole blocks a cage shot and sends Flair instead. How about one more time. Flair tries to leave over the cage wall and gets crotched on the top rope. Tully rope walks over and gets taken down to the mat. Ole delivers a ten-count punch, but Flair comes back with a shinbreaker and grabs the FIGURE-FOUR. Arn Anderson is now shown at ringside watching on beside JJ Dillon. Tully comes in and beats on Ole, so Ole gives him a low blow for good measure. HOT TAG TO LUGER! Now we know why he doesn’t do dropkicks very often. Powerslam and a jumping elbow drop to Tully. Flair makes the save, but Ole beats Flair away. Luger school boys Tully for the 1-2-3. (6:52 shown) Arn and JJ enter in to make it four on two until Dusty Rhodes comes in and beats everybody away. **

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