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August 28, 1989 - East Rutherford, New Jersey
Meadowlands Arena

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Match #1
"The Brain Busters"
(Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard)
w/Bobby Heenan
def. "The Hart Foundation"
(Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart)
via Pinfall (15:55)
Notes: Anderson pinned Hart. In some confusion, Anderson saved Blanchard from Hart, and then made the cover, even though Anderson wasn't the legal man.

Match #2
"American Dream" Dusty Rhodes def. The Honky Tonk Man
w/Jimmy Hart
via Pinfall (9:39)
Notes: Jimmy Hart was going to nail Rhodes with the guitar, but Rhodes ducked and the guitar nailed Honky Tonk.

Match #3
Mr. Perfect def. The Red Rooster via Pinfall (3:21)
Notes: Curt Hennig used the Perfect-Plex to defeat that moron Terry Taylor, aka the Red Rooster.

Match #4
Rick Martel &
"The Fabulous Rougeaus"

(Jacques & Raymond Rougeau)
w/Jimmy Hart, Slick
def. Tito Santana &
"The Rockers"

(Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels)
via Pinfall (14:57)
Notes: Martel pinned Jannetty.

Match #5 - WWF Intercontinental Championship
The Ultimate Warrior
def. "Ravishing" Rick Rude
w/Bobby Heenan
via Pinfall (16:01)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Roddy Piper showed up out of nowhere and caused Rude to lose. Warrior couldn't do it on his own, he needed help. So 2 on 1 defeated Rude.

Match #6
"King" Duggan &

(Ax & Smash)
def. Andre the Giant &
"The Twin Towers"

(Akeem & Big Boss Man)
w/Bobby Heenan, Slick
via Pinfall (7:25)
Notes: Smash pinned Akeem. While the ref was getting Andre out of the ring, Duggan used his 2x4 on Akeem. Punk.

Match #7
Greg "The Hammer" Valentine
w/Jimmy Hart
def. Hercules via Pinfall (3:04)
Notes: Ronnie Garvin was the guest ring announcer. He made fun of Greg Valentine, and then announced Hercules as being the winner.

Match #8
"Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase
def. "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka via Countout (6:25)
Notes: Once again, it pays to have a bodyguard. And yes, to steal matches.

Match #9
Hulk Hogan &
Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake

w/Miss Elizabeth
def. "Macho Man" Randy Savage
& Zeus

w/Sensational Sherri
via Pinfall (15:10)
Notes: Things were about to begin when Hogan had Finkel introduce Elizabeth, much to the Macho Man's chagrin. Hogan and Beefcake intercepted Sherri's loaded purse, and Hogan used it on Zeus to get the pinfall.

Commentary:Tony Schiavone and Jesse "The Body" Ventura
w/"Mean" Gene Okerlund, Sean Mooney
Ring Announcer:Howard Finkel
Referees/Officials:Joe Marella, Tim White, Earl Hebner, etc.

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