March 4, 2005
- Live from the Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, Ohio, it's time for the second annual Survivor Series event. Last year's show was pretty good, with good matches from top to bottom, despite the card being completely worthless outside of advancing the angle between Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant. This year, the Survivor Series returns to Richfield, and as usual for the time frame, Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura are at the broadcasting position, when having monitors made sense since they were quite far away from the action.
- Ultimate Warrior (Co-Captain), Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, The Blue Blazer, Sam Houston, "Jumpin" Jim Brunzell vs. The Honkytonk Man, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, "The Outlaw" Ron Bass, "Dangerous" Danny Davis, Bad News Brown (w/ Jimmy Hart):
Let's see if I can figure out all the feuds... Warrior and Honky had a beef at the time since the Intercontinental Title change, Beefcake and Bass had a program going, and Houston/Davis have an on-and-off feud over the course of 1988. Everyone else seems to be major filler, with Brunzell being a replacement I believe for Don Muraco, who left the Federation shortly before this event. Beefcake starts out with Greg Valentine and they trade some roundhouse rights. Davis gets in and he puts the boots to Brutus. Beefcake reverses an Irish whip and locks on the Sleeper Hold to eliminate Danny Davis already 1:17 into the match. Damn that was a quick fall... oh well, getting rid of the dead weight fast.
Valentine comes back in and he connects with a series of elbows to the side of the head of Beefcake, and follows up with a headbutt t the midsection. He works over the leg by stretching out the leg of Beefcake, but a Figure-Four attempt is blocked, and Beefcake hammers away. The Blue Blazer tags in with a double axehandle followed by a head scissors takedown. Blazer applies an armbar, and he tags in Brunzell who continues working over the arm. Valentine with a few forearm blows escapes out of the armbar, and he takes Brunzell down with a scoop slam, only to miss an elbow drop for a two count in Brunzellís favor. Irish whip, and Brunzell takes Valentine down with a dropkick. Brown gets the tag in however, and he pounds away at the former Killer Bee. Brown connects with a headbutt, followed by a big boot to the midsection. Scoop slam and fist drop by Bad News, and he continues to bring the pain to Jumpin' Jim. Brunzell attempts making a comeback, but Brown rakes the eyes. Brown whips Brunzell hard to the corner, and he drops him like a sack of potatoes with the Ghetto Blaster, which is good enough to eliminate Brunzell at 5:12.
Beefcake comes back in and works over Brown with an armbar. Houston tags in and comes off the ropes with a double axehandle to the arm. Irish whip to the corner, and Houston runs into the boots of Bad News. Brown pummels on Houston with rights and connects with a leg drop for a two count. Houston tries a shitty comeback but gets dropped with a headbutt. Irish whip to the corner, and Brown connects with a clothesline. Valentine tags in and drops Houston with a clothesline, and tags Brown back in. Heel miscommunication has Valentine clothesline Brown, and the heels get into a bit of an argument before Bad News walks off, resulting in a count-out at 7:49.
In all the chaos going on, Houston school boys Valentine for a two count. Houston tries a sunset flip, but gets punched in his face by the Hammer, and he tags out to the Outlaw. Scoop slam by Bass, and he connects with an elbow drop for a two count. Houston escapes another slam attempt, and rolls up Bass for another two count. Bass boots Houston in the face, and drops him with a charging clothesline for two again. Houston gets back to his face, but gets his face slammed into the canvas by Ron Bass for another count of two. Houston bounces off the ropes with a cross body press for a two count, and Bass retaliates with a clothesline and elbow drop for another two count. Irish whip, and Houston punches away on the Outlaw before getting caught with a Powerslam, eliminating his skinny ass at 10:11.
Warrior makes his first appearance in the match finally, and cleans house of anything walking that isn't a good guy. Bass eats a clothesline, and he chokes out the Honkytonk Man before taking him down with a shoulder tackle. Warrior with a powerslam to Bass, and the Blazer tags in with a splash off the top rope for a two count. Honky tags in, and Blazer catches him with a cross body press for another two count. Blazer with a monkey flip followed by a standing dropkick. Valentine tags in, and Blazer takes him down with a monkey flip now, and follows up with a scoop slam and elbow drop for a two count. Blazer with a back body drop followed by a powerslam, but Honky shoves him off the top rope, causing him to crash knees first into the canvas. Valentine regroups, turns his Hart Breaker shin guard around, and applies the Figure-Four, causing the Blazer to submit at 12:24.
Beefcake comes back in the ring and gets hammered by Valentine, who follows up with a series of elbows to the head. Ron Bass comes in and connects with a knee to the midsection followed by a headbutt for a two count. Honky tags in and he pounds on Beefcake and sends him crashing face first into the mat. Beefcake continues taking a beating by everyone, until Honky tries for the Shake Rattle N' Roll, which he escapes with a back body drop. Bass tags in and he clotheslines Beefcake across the top rope for a two count. Honky tags back in and goes to the top rope, but gets caught coming off with a fist to the midsection. Beefcake hammers away on the HTM, and puts him down with an atomic drop followed by a clothesline. Beefcake applies a Sleeper Hold, but both men spill to the outside of the ring, where they continue brawling until the referee counts them out at 15:41.
Valentine and Bass hammer away on Warrior for some illegal double teaming, and drop him with a double clothesline. Valentine scores with an elbow drop, but that only gets a one count, and he continues to putting the boots to the Warrior. Warrior starts no-selling everything, and beats on both men, who the referee keeps allowing to compete without making tags. Warrior sends Valentine packing, and pins the Outlaw with a double axehandle to the face for the three count at 17:25. Valentine tries putting Warrior away, but he soon eats an axehandle to the face, and the Warrior is the Sole Survivor at 17:49. **1/2 Pretty good match to open the show with, although it wasn't quite as good as the years previous. Smart booking would've had Warrior lose cheaply (count-out maybe), to set up a program for house shows until the Rick Rude feud that was set up at the 1989 Royal Rumble.
- Demolition (Captains), The Brain Busters, The Bolsheviks, Los Conquistadors, The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (w/ Bobby Heenan, Mr. Fuji, Jimmy Hart) vs. The Powers of Pain (Captains), The Rockers, The Hart Foundation, The Young Stallions, The British Bulldogs:
Not much in terms of angles going on here. The Foundation had a program going on with The Fabulous Rougeaus (managed by Jimmy Hart), but everything else seems to be just thrown together. Like last year, the first twenty minutes or so is going to be harder than hell to keep track of, but I will try my best. Davey Boy starts the match with Conquistador #1, and quickly takes him down with a scoop slam. Jacques Rougeau tags in and he hammers away on Smith, but gets taken down with a gorilla press slam, and being thrown onto his brother Raymond. Michaels and Volkoff get their tags in, with the evil Russians pounding on him. Michaels with a hip toss to Zhukov, and he applies an armbar before tagging out to Marty Jannetty. Ax gets the tag in, and he pounds Jannetty into the canvas. Jannetty eats more boot and Anderson comes in and gets taken down quickly with a back body drop followed by a dropkick from Jannetty. Blanchard tags in and they exchange blows. Jannetty with an atomic drop, followed by some hammering from the faces in the corner and a dropkick by Jannetty. Jacques comes back in and misses a cross body, allowing Jannetty to cover for a two count. Dynamite Kid tags in and he connects with a snap suplex for another two count. Jim Powers tags in against Raymond and Dynamite quickly comes back in for some more beatings. Irish whip, and Dynamite with a shoulder block. Jacques comes back in and connects with a knee to the midsection, but gets taken down with a sunset flip for a two count. Jim Powers and Boris Zhukov come back in, with Powers taking him down with a dropkick, and sending him to the corner. Smash tags in for the first time and and boots Powers in the face. Jacques tags in and connects with a dropkick for a two count. Bret Hart tags in for the first time and gets taken down quickly by a back elbow from Jacques for a two count. Raymond in now, and he quickly gets taken over with a small package by Bret, which is good enough for three at 5:22, eliminating the Rougeaus.
Nikolai Volkoff comes in and Bret applies an armbar, tagging in Paul Roma, who comes off the ropes with a double axehandle. Smash gets the tag in and he hammers away on Neidhart, but gets taken down with a knee lift, followed by a clothesline. The Barbarian tags in, and he pounds away on Smash, before he starts no selling and fights back. Smash with a knee to the midsection, and he tags in a Conquistador for some weak Jobber-Offense. The Barbarian drops him with a big boot to the face, and the Warlord tags in to stomp a mudhole in his ass. Bret tags back in with a series of rights, until Smash gets the tag back in and works Hart over with an armbar. Ax tags in, and they double team Hart by smashing him into the ground with axehandles. Bret makes a comeback against Ax, but runs into the boot of him. Blanchard tags in and he drops an elbow across the check of Hart. Irish whip to the buckle, and Bret comes charging out with a clothesline. Ax and Michaels tag in for their teams, with Michaels taking a beating from Demolition. Michaels tries a cross body press, but Smash catches him and hangs him up on the top turnbuckle, allowing the Bolsheviks to hammer away on him openly. Volkoff comes in, and connects with a press slam into the back breaker for a two counr. Volkoff with a knee lift, and he tags out to Blanchard. The Busters work over Michaels, and Anderson tags in with his signature spinebuster for a two count. Michaels is sent to the buckle, and a Conquistador tags in with a series of rights followed by a scoop slam for a two count. Jannetty gets the "hot" tag and he hammers away on the Conquistador, and takes him down with a powerslam. The Other-Conquistador comes in and walks into a hip toss followed by a scoop slam for a two count. Volkoff tags back in and gets caught with a dropkick quickly for a two count. Roma tags in and pounds away on Volkoff, and tags in Davey Boy, who puts Volkoff down with a powerslam for a two count. Volkoff connects with his spinning kick to the midsection, and Blanchard tags in with a series of elbow drops. Davey Boy comes back with a headbutt, and both teams tag out again. The Warlord and Conquistador come in, with Warlord dropping him with a gorilla press slam. Ax gets the tag in and they exchange rights that are no sold. Smash tags in to hammer on the big man, but he gets taken down with a double leg sweep, and the Barbarian tags in. Running pump kick to Smash by the Barbarian, followed by a series of knife-edge chops. Blanchard tags in and he drops a double axehandle of the Barbarian, but gets caught in a press slam, and Neidhart tags in with a running powerslam for a two count. Here comes Dynamite Kid with a charging clothesline, but he gets thrown out of the ring. Anderson gets the tag and he works over Dynamite with boots to the midsection. Conquistador tags in with some punches, and Zhukov gets the quick tag, and plants Dynamite with a powerslam. Jim Powers tags in and puts Zhukov down with a back body drop, followed by a charging clothesline. Jim Powers tries a cross body press, by Zhukov rolls through it and actually pins someone at 15:20, eliminating the Young Stallions. ZHUKOV PINNED SOMEONE!
Michaels comes in, and he hammers on Zhukov, putting him down with a scoop slam and second rope fist drop for a two count. The Barbarian comes in and he connects with a diving shoulderblock, but Blanchard is able to tag in... and tags right out to Volkoff. They lockup, and the Barbarian pounds on Volkoff. He fights back, and tags in Ax, who continues to pummel the midsection of the Barbarian, and follows with an elbow. Conquistador comes in with more punching and quickly tags out to Volkoff. He hammers away on The Barbarian with rights but gets a boot to the face, and Michaels tags in, as does Volkoff. Shawn catches him with a fist to the midsection, and Jannetty tags in with a sunset flip for the three count at 18:09, eliminating the Bolsheviks.
Smash comes in to put the whooping on Jannetty, and he tags out to a Conquistador, but he gets taken down by a sunset flip for a two count. Conquistador #? tags in and back drops Jannetty into the rafters. Smash tags back in and continues pounding away on Jannetty, then tags out to Ax. He plants Jannetty with a scoop slam, and Anderson tags in to get his face slammed into the canvas. Davey Boy tags in and back drops a Conquistador, who tags out to Blanchard to put the boots to the Bulldog. Smash gets the tag back in and he pummels Smith, and takes him over with a snapmare to apply a reverse chinlock, the first rest hold of the match. Both Conquistadors take turns pounding away at Davey Boy, but he makes the comeback and tags out to the Anvil. The Foundation connect with a modified version of the Demolition Decapitation on the Conquistador for the two count. Michaels comes in with a dropkick and he tags out to Jannetty. He scores with a diving back elbow, and Dynamite comes in with a snap suplex and second rope knee drop for a two count. Dynamite with a back breaker gets another two count, and the Barbarian comes in with a murderous clothesline followed by a powerslam and elbow drop. Barbarian with a headbutt, but that sends the Conquistador into his corner, and tags in Tully Blanchard. Blanchard with some unclean tactics to the Barbarian, and Ax comes in to hammer away on him. Both members of Demolition smash Barbarian down with axehandle blows to the back, and Smash takes him over with a snapmare and applies another chinlock. The Barbarian tries escaping the hold, but Smash takes him back down. Anderson tags in and he drives a knee to the midsection and tags out to a Conquistador. He chokes away on the Barbarian, and the other Conquistador comes in with a series of roundhouse rights, and tags out to Demolition Ax. He snapmares Barbarian over, and applies a reverse chinlock. Blanchard tags in and he stomps away at the Barbarian, then tags in Anderson to do more of the same. The Barbarian catches him with a boot to the side of the head and he tags in Jannetty, who takes Anderson down with a dropkick followed by an elbow drop. Neidhart tags in and he pummels Anderson, but gets nailed with a forearm and Blanchard tags in with a cross body press for a two count. Neidhart blocks a suplex and takes Blanchard down with one of his own. Bret comes in with a back breaker and stomp away at the midsection of Blanchard, followed by an inverted atomic drop. Hart hammers away on Tully some more and catches him with a German Suplex, but ends up pinning himself at 27:03, taking Neidhart back to the locker room with him. Dynamite Kid comes in and he plants Blanchard with a tombstone piledriver for a two count. Both Bulldogs come in and drop Blanchard with a double shoulderblock. Michaels tags in and he gets booted in the face by Blanchard, and both teams make tags. Anderson and Jannetty come in and brawl, which leads to both Busters and Rockers going at it until the referee disqualifies them at 27:59, eliminating the Rockers and Brain Busters.
Smash and Dynamite Kid come in, with Smash taking him over with a snapmare and applying a reverse chinlock while the Rockers and Busters continued to brawl back to the locker room. Smash continues pounding away at Dynamite, but gets taken down with an elbow for a close two count. Conquistador comes in and he connects with a running knee lift, and the other Conquistador comes in with a forearm to the back of the head followed by a scoop slam. Conquistador goes to the top rope, but misses a senton splash, allowing Dynamite to tag out to the Warlord. The Warlord with a scoop slam, and the Barbarian comes in with a big boot to the side of the head. Davey Boy comes in and connects with the delay vertical suplex for a two count. Ax tags in and he works over Smith before getting caught with a crucifix pinning combination for a two count. Ax continues to bring the punishment game, and Smash tags in. Smith is sent to the buckle, but he catches Smash with an arm drag, followed by a headbutt. dynamite Kid tags in with a series of forearm blows followed by a jaw breaker. Ax tags back in with a series of rights to Dynamite, but gets taken down with a snap suplex. Conquistador tags in and Davey Boy press slams him into the next galaxy, followed by a running powerslam. The Barbarian with a headbutt, but that knocks him into his corner, allowing him to make the tag out to Ax. They lockup, and the Barbarian takes him down, but Ax comes back and tags in Smash, who tosses the Barbarian out of the ring. Conquistador comes in with a series of boots to the midsection, and the other with roundhouse rights followed by a dropkick. The Barbarian fights back and tags in Davey Boy, and they score a double elbow on the Conquistador for a two count. Dynamite comes in and connects with a gutwrench suplex for another two count. Dynamite with a headbutt gets a two count again. The Warlord tags in and hammers away on the Conquistador, and takes him down with a slam more. He follows up by dropping a leg on the Conquistador, and tags in Dynamite who gets caught with a boot to the face. Smash tags into the match, but runs into a boot by Dynamite, followed by a snap suplex. Dynamite goes to the top rope, but he misses the diving headbutt, and Smash catches him with a clothesline for three count at 36:02.
The Barbarian comes in and hammers away on Smash, and a Conquistador tags in to take some more beatings from the Powers of Pain. The Warlord sends a Conquistador to the corner, but misses a charge and rams his own shoulder into the steel post. Ax comes in with a snapmare on the Warlord and hammers him down with sledge attacks. Smash comes back in and he does the same, scoring a snapmare and working over the arm of the Warlord. The Conquistadors work over the Warlord, and Ax tags in to apply an armbar. Smash tags back in and headbutts the shoulder of the Warlord. Ax comes in again with a snapmare, followed by an armbar. Smash continues working over the Warlord as Mr. Fuji starts yelling orders from the ring apron. Smash continues pounding away on him, but falls through the ropes when Mr. Fuji pulls them down, which causes Smash to get counted out at 39:34. Afterwards, Ax and Mr. Fuji argue, which leads to Demolition turning on Mr. Fuji, with Ax slamming him down on the outside of the ring. The Powers of Pain then make the rescue by bring Fuji into their corner... which gets cheers? The Conquistadors try their best, but are derailed when Fuji trips one of them up, allowing The Barbarian to connect with a headbutt to the chest for the three count at 42:13. **** Just read the reason why from the previous years match. Afterwards, Demolition come out again to clean house on the Powers of Pain and Mr. Fuji, getting a babyface reaction to complete their face turn.
- Jake "The Snake" Roberts (Co-Captain), "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan (Co-Captain), Tito Santana, Ken Patera, Scott Casey vs. Andre The Giant (Co-Captain), Dino Bravo (Co-Captain), "Ravishing Rick Rude, "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig, Dino Bravo (w/ Bobby Heenan & Frenchy Martin):
Roberts has an angle going with Andre over the "fear of snakes", and still has the angle with Rude lurking around. Jim Duggan always has a problem with foreigners like Dino Bravo, and everyone else is filler I guess. Ken Patera and Rick Rude start the match for their teams. Lockup, and Patera shoves Rude around the ring. Bravo tags in (oh yeah, they had a feud too) and applies a standing side headlock, followed by a shoulder block, but no one moves. Bravo applies an armbar, and Perfect tags in with a double axehandle to the arm. Patera takes Hennig to the corner, and Roberts gets the tag in. Roberts with a wristlock and Santana tags in to apply an armbar. Hennig reverses with a headlock, then drops Santana with a shoulderblock but runs into a hip toss and body slam. Hennig catches Santana coming in with an elbow and Bravo tags in again. Roberts tags back in and he hammers away on Dino and tags Scott Casey, who scores with a back elbow. Monkey flip is blocked and Bravo with an inverted atomic drop then tags out to Race. Harley with a belly to belly suplex and knee to the forehead. Rude comes in and he drops an elbow across the face and scoop slams him for a two count. Hennig tags in with a clothesline followed by some stomp-stomp-stomping, but Casey fights back and gets the tag out to Santana, who works him over for about ten seconds and tags in Patera. Irish whip, and they connect with a double back elbow. Duggan tags in for the first time to hammer on Perfect, and follows with a charging clothesline. Perfect fights back on Duggan with rights and knocks him out of the ring. Casey gets the tag in and connects with a scoop slam followed by a leg drop, but Perfect grabs hold of the leg. Rude tags in and connects with a charging clothesline. Rude misses a charge to the corner, and Santana comes in with the Flying Forearm, but it only gets a two count. Patera tags in and kicks away at the body of Rude, and Duggan tags in to connect with a powerslam. Patera tags back in with a scoop slam and suplex for a two count. Patera misses a charge to the corner, and Rude sends him to the Old Folks home with the Rude Awakening at 8:19, sending Patera back to the elimination room. Rude hammers away on Casey and Andre gets some choking on him too, and Race tags in for once. Race connects with a dropkick followed by an elbow drop to the jobber, Scott Casey. Bravo comes in and puts the boots to Casey, but gets caught with a backslide for a two count. Irish whip, and Casey runs right into the signature side suplex of Dino Bravo, eliminating him at 9:30.
Santana comes in and hammers away on Bravo, who quickly tags out to Curt Hennig. Santana works him over with a series of forearms to the side of the head, and small packages Hennig for two count. Duggan comes in and gets a boot to the face for his troubles from Hennig, who commences with some mudhole stomping. Andre with a headbutt from the apron to Duggan, and Perfect continues working over the Moron from Glen Falls. Rude comes back in the match and continues dominating Duggan with some boring offense. Duggan comes back with a clothesline, knocking both men down. Santana and Race get the tags for their teams, and quickly Bravo tags in. Cross body press by Santana gets a two count, but from there Bravo turns him back into a jobber. Race tags back in and connects with a piledriver for a two count. Irish whip, and Race with a clothesline gets another two count. Race misses a clothesline, and Santana bounces of the ropes with the Flying Forearm for the three count at 13:19. Andre comes in for the first time of the match and chokes away on Santana. Several sit down splashes by Andre turns Tito into guacamole, and he continues to choke away at the former Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion. Santana tries a SUNSET FLIP, but obviously Andre blocks and sits on Santana again, pinning him at 14:42.
Duggan comes back in with a clothesline to Andre, and the big man gets tied in the ropes. Being the sportsmen that they are, Roberts and Duggan pound on him while he's stuck in the ropes. Andre escapes, and beats on Jake before tagging Rude in, and he works over Roberts as well. Hennig comes in to put the boots to Roberts, and continues the beating with punches and knife-edge chops. Andre helps beat the crap out of Roberts from outside of the ring, and Hennig hangs up Roberts from under the bottom rope. Andre continues getting cheap shot in on Roberts, and in comes Bravo to continue the heat segment. Roberts connects with a short-arm clothesline, but a DDT attempt is blocked by a clothesline from Rude. Rude continues to bring the pain to Roberts, and rams the face of the Snake into the canvas several times. Bravo tags in and connects with a jumping piledriver for a two count. Duggan EVENTUALLY gets the hot tag and hammers away on Bravo with roundhouse rights. Duggan with a clothesline, but the big one is blocked by Frenchy Martin, and this signals Duggan to grab his 2x4 and clobber Bravo with it, drawing the Disqualification at 21:12, and leaving Jake Roberts all by himself.
Hennig and Roberts go at it again, with Roberts holding on, taking down Hennig with several roundhouse rights and a charging clothesline. Hennig with a wristlock, and Roberts reverses and connects with a running knee lift. Bravo tags back into the match with a test of strength, and takes Roberts down to the canvas. Roberts fights free, but gets back dropped in an attempt to perform the DDT. Rude comes in and Roberts stalls to play with his head... thatís better than actually wrestling I guess. Rude with an eye rake and he smashes Roberts head to the buckle, with all the heels getting in some cheap shots. Rude slaps Roberts around like a bitch, who has to be dead tired by now and Rude continues laying a beating on him. Rude with a scoop slam, and he applies a boring bearhug to continue sending me into Dreamland vs. Freddy Krueger. Rude continues bringing the punishment, but gets too cocky, allowing Roberts to pull down his tights (ugh) and planting him into China with the DDT at 28:47.
Andre the Giant attacks Roberts from behind, and chokes the fucking shit out of him in the corner, which goes on for a while until the referee finally decides to Disqualify him at 29:34. Roberts is absolutely dead looking, and on top of that, Hennig comes in and quickly makes the cover, getting the victory at 30:01, making him and Dino Bravo the Survivors. *1/2 Match was just too long and boring to consider calling a good match. Nothing but poor workers and Jobbers, with about two good workers in the whole match.
- Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage (WWF Champion), Hillbilly Jim, Hercules, Koko B. Ware (w/ Miss Elizabeth) vs. Akeem, Big Boss Man, "Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase, Red Rooster, King Haku (w/ Virgil, Bobby Heenan, Slick):
This is basically the Mega Powers vs. The Twin Towers, with Dibiase/Hercules playing a minor role, and everyone else being ultimate filler. When the hell did Hillbilly Jim come back, anyway? I just noticed that Hogan is the only person to come out by himself, while all the other teams come out together. Dibiase and Savage start the match with a lockup. Savage with a standing side headlock followed by a shoulderblock. Dibiase does the same and connects with a series of rights. Dibiase misses a charge in the corner, and Savage works him over with jabs, and connects with a clothesline. Hercules tags into the match, and Dibiase of course runs away. Red Rooster tags in and puts the boots to Hercules, and connects with a jaw breaker. Hercules blocks a sharpshooter attempt and hits one of the weakest clotheslines I've ever seen. Ware tags in and connects with a headbutt, but runs into the boot of the Rooster. Akeem tags in, and he hammers away on Ware like police brutality. Haku comes in with a knife-edge chop, followed by a scoop slam. Ware makes the tag to Hercules, and he hammers away on King Haku. Hogan tags in for the first time of the match, and unloads with a series of rights, followed by a clothesline and several elbow drops. Hogan tags in Hillbilly Jim, and they drop Haku with a double big boot for a two count. The heels take control, with Rooster coming in to take a beating. Ware hammers away on him, and rams the Rooster into the buckle, followed up with a missile dropkick from the top rope for a two count. Hogan comes in Hulking-Up, and he beats the piss out of Savage. Irish whip, and Hogan with a big boot followed by a scoop slam. Savage tags in and comes off the top with the flying elbow for the three count at 6:11.
Savage works over on Haku, and tags out to Hogan, who hammers away on the King. Haku drops Hogan with a... dropkick, and stomps away at him. Hogan comes back with a clothesline in the corner, and he tags out to Hercules, who connects with a series of elbow drops for a two count. Standing Side Headlock by Hercules, but Haku escapes and makes the tag out to Akeem. He hammers away on Hercules with axehandles and a scoop slam, but he misses an elbow drop. Hercules tags out to Hillbilly Jim, and he works over Akeem with some Jobber offense. Hillbilly tries something, but gets squashed in the corner, and Akeem drops him with a clothesline. Akeem connects with the Air-Africa Splash, and Hillbilly Jim is eliminated at 9:55.
Ware comes in and comes off the ropes with a dropkick to Akeem, followed a series of roundhouse rights. Hogan tags in and sends Akeem to the buckle, then tags out to Savage. He comes off the top rope with a double axehandle, followed by a series of running elbows. Hercules in now and he hammers away on Akeem with rights and lefts, followed by a back elbow. Ware comes back for more luck and connects with a dropkick, but misses a charge. Boss Man tags into the match finally, and he finishes off Ware quickly with the sidewalk slam at 11:46.
Hogan comes in to face off with the Boss Man, and gets his eyes raked. He no sells and connects with several roundhouse rights and clothesline, followed by an atomic drop into the cheap shot from Savage on the apron. Irish whip, and Hogan connects with a clothesline followed by a big boot and a scoop slam. Boss Man catches coming off the ropes, and drills him into the ground with a spine buster. Akeem comes in with an elbow, and quickly tags out to Haku, who works over Hogan with his shitty karate stuff for a two count. Boss Man comes in and puts the boots to Hogan, and connects with a sit-down splash across the second rope, followed by some choking. Dibiase tags in and he hammers away on Hogan with rights, followed by a clothesline and several fist drops for a two count. Hogan makes the comeback with a series of roundhouse rights and atomic drop. Hercules makes the hot tag, and pounds away on Dibiase, and connects with a running knee lift and clothesline. Virgil distracts Hercules however, and Dibiase rolls him up by the ropes for the pinfall at 16:36. Dibiase gloats at the victory, allowing Savage to sneak up on him and roll him up for a three count as well at 16:57.
Haku comes in with a knee lift and a series of forearms, but a headbutt misses, and Savage takes him down with a drop toe hold and Hogan tags in to step on his feet. That pisses him off, and Haku drops Hogan with a reverse crescent kick, and tags out to the Boss Man. He hammers away on the back of Hogan and slams him for a two count. Akeem comes in for more clubbing, and he tags back out to Haku who connects with a suplex for a two count. Haku workers him over more with chops to the neck and applies a vulcan nerve pinch. Boss Man tags back i eventually, and catches Hogan off the ropes with the sidewak slam. He goes to the top rope, and comes off missing a splash. Hogan makes the tag out to Savage, and he hammers away on everything moving before being tripped up by Slick. Boss Man hammers away on Savage and applies a bearhug, while outside the ring, Slick goes after Elizabeth. Hogan makes the save, but gets ambushed by Akeem in the entrance area, and the Twin Towers double team him, then handcuff him to the ropes. In all the excitement, the Boss Man gets counted out at 23:17. Boss Man pounds on Hogan with his nightstick while Haku and Savage brawl in the ring. Akeem goes back in to the ring, but Savage catches him with axehandles, which causes Boss Man to come in the ring and attack Savage with the nightstick, causing Akeem to be disqualified at 25:07. Afterwards, Akeem connects with the Air-Africa on Savage before leaving the ring.
Haku continues pounding away on Savage while Slick taunts Hogan from ringside with the keys to the handcuffs. In a series of unfortunate events, both Bobby Heenan and Slick get taken out, allowing Elizabeth to pick the pockets of Slick (in Jesse Venturaís words, not mind), and takes the key to unlock Hogan from the ropes and to go help Savage in the ring. Haku continues beating down on Savage and connects with a big splash for a two count. Haku with a reverse crescent kick, but Savage falls back into his corner, and makes the unintentional hot tag to Hogan. He hammers away on Haku with roundhouse rights, follows up with a big boot and scoop slam, and caps the match off with the leg drop for three at 29:10, making the Mega Powers the Survivors of the match. **1/4 Afterwards, you'll notice that Hogan gives a not-so-friendly look for being too familiar with Elizabeth, as the speculation between the Mega Powers continues. Oh... forgot. Good match, but too much punching and kicking to make it great or anything like that. Still, it continued the Mega Powers angle, so it's all good.
Final Thoughts: Not quite as good as the 1987 Survivor Series, where the non-10 man tag team and Main Event matches were quite below par compared to the year previous. However, the angle between Hogan and Savage was teased her, and we got the face turn of Demolition, so the show wasn't a complete waste. If you can find a copy of the PPV Version, go for it, if not, don't bother, as the Coliseum Video clips the matches to hell, and even switches the order of the matches! Mild Recommendation in short.