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  • 3 months later...

Last few minutes. Warrior disappears into the locker room, not to be seen for months, while Hogan throws powder in Slaughter's face to get the pin and blow off that feud. Post-match, Sid joins the ranks of the Hogan friends that will be opponents in the future as they do a shared posedown.

 

We close things out with one more clip of The Mountie in jail where he is propositioned by a leather daddy behind bars. Entertainment for the whole family!

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  • 3 weeks later...
  • 3 weeks later...

Warrior closes out his first WWF stint in anticlimactic fashion, chasing the managers back to the locker room so Hogan can have the victory and spotlight to himself. Hogan heroically tosses "victory powder" into Slaughter's face while Sid is distracted for the pin. Hogan invites Sid back out to pose. Bobby: "This must be the Match Made in Heaven, right?"

 

Mountie gets on the wrong side of some derelict cellmate and has to answer to his buddy, who questions him about the feeling of leather against skin. That's probably the most shockingly adult bit of WWF programming until 1996 or so.

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We come in right as Warrior makes the hot tag to Hogan. He chases the managers to the back and is presumably fired on the spot. Hogan wins it for his team. I did like Piper asking where Warrior was in the post match and Sid is quite the awkward poser. This may be the most crowd pleasing show in WWF/E PPV history.

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I wonder if they improvised that finish knowing that Warrior was about to be canned. It certainly seemed like they wanted no part of him being anywhere near the celebration.

 

Bobby was tremendous here: admitting that he was supposedly wrong about Sid turning on Hogan, asking if the Hogan/Sid posedown was the Match Made in Heaven, and reminding everyone that Hogan wasn't the Real World Champion. It's obvious that Flair's claim wasn't going to be given any weight whatsoever, so I don't know why people act like Gino was going against Vince's orders and crapping all over Flair when Vince wanted to put him over as something special. It's obvious to me that that was the last thing Vince wanted to do; Flair was only slightly above the average cookie-cutter blond heel in his eyes, and no doubt would have been decisively beaten and humbled by Hogan at Mania VIII (with Sid nowhere to be found) if Hogan hadn't "retired" for the first time.

 

Piper's still selling his feud with Hogan six years after the fact, which is refreshing in one way but kind of useless in another. They were never going to meet in a WWF ring again (or so we thought), and it's just as annoying to hear Piper talk Hogan down as it was to hear Jesse do it for that exact same reason. Piper's even worse because he's supposed to be a full babyface announcer by now, not the tweener he started out as. I'm actually kind of wondering if Rod was going into business for himself a bit, but if so, to what end?

 

I didn't care for the Jacques-in-jail stuff at all. It was way too stereotypical to even seem real. Since they weren't going to be allowed to use an actual jail to put Jacques in, they should have found another stip to use. How about a ball-and-chain match, which as far as I know had never been seen on TV before?

 

I almost forgot: What was the point of Hogan using powder to win when he already had Sarge almost beaten? I guess it was supposed to represent desert sand or something like that, which is about the lamest use of wartime allusion in a feud that's reached new lows in that sort of thing already.

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I'm with garreta on the announcing for this show. Bobby has his moments, but the other two are beyond useless. Except for maybe Piper during the Virgil match. They sure cleared Warrior out of there in a hurry never to return. Jacques was again good, but I have to wonder. Is suggested rape really good for an attempt at humor? Even if it is a heel, that's going a little far.

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  • GSR changed the title to [1991-08-26-WWF-Summerslam] A MATCH MADE IN HELL

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