Imagining a Theoretical Summerslam 1987

Seriously, this might have worked

Since we’ve reached mid-1987 in the Saturday Night’s Main Event series, it would be fun to imagine what a Summerslam card would have looked like in August of ’87. That show was not added until the following year. I will follow a couple of rules with this: I will not rebook the reality of what had happened; Guys who were injured/suspended will not be included; I will attempt to integrate it into what happened later. Continue reading Imagining a Theoretical Summerslam 1987

1988 Summerslam

One day last summer, I took a train into NYC for the day to the decrepit Penn Station. Above that sits wrestling’s most famous arena Madison Square Garden and it made me want to watch an old MSG show. Settled on Summerslam 1988, in part because it was the first PPV I ever saw live. Airing Monday August 29, 1988, our hosts are Superstar Billy Graham and Gorilla Monsoon. I advise you not to play a Graham drinking game; he says “Gorilla Monsoon” the full name so many times, it’s like Tracy Jordan with “Liz Lemon” on 30 Rock. Continue reading 1988 Summerslam