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WWF Superstars 7/23/1988

Written by: Bob Colling

World Wrestling Federation presents Superstars
Date:
7/23/1988
From: Glenns Falls, NY

Matches:
1.) WWF Intercontinental Champion the Honkytonk Man defeated Reno Riggins
2.)the Ultimate Warrior defeated Bob Emery
3.)WWF World Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated Dave Lanning & Brian Costello
4.)Jim Duggan defeated Iron Mike Sharpe
5.)Rick Rude defeated Joe Milano
6.)The Hart Foundation defeated Scott Casey & Lanny Poffo
7.)King Haku defeated Jerry Allen

Angle Developments/Notes:
1. Craig DeGeorge conducted an interview with Bobby Heenan, Andre the Giant and Ted DiBiase. DeGeorge mentions that WWF World Champion Randy Savage has issued a challenge against Andre and DiBiase with a partner of his choosing to be revealed later. Heenan talks about having a meeting with Jack Tunney about adding something that has to be added. The condition is that the referee for the match can’t be a pansy. They will accept the challenge if that is met. DeGeorge reveals that a referee has been assigned to the match. The special referee is Jesse Ventura! That announcement makes DiBiase pull out a bunch of cash and the heels begin to laugh. They might have paid Jesse off already!

2. Warrior cut a promo during his match he said that he is a wildfire that is just starting to spread.

3. We go to footage of a match between Demolition and Strike Force. Rick Martel was viciously hit with a steel chair and Demolition hit the Decapitator on the floor! Martel is out with a concussion.

4. We hear from Demolition during their squash match saying that Strike Force is one pretty boy team out of the way.

5. Jim Duggan says that they need to stand together and stay together. Duggan is offering himself as a partner for Savage.

6. Slick tells us that Boris and Nikolai are not intimidated by the Powers of Pain. Slick puts over his team as being skilled wrestlers and they will knock the Powers of Pain to the ground.

7. A video promoting Big Bossman is aired. He made his debut back in June.

8. Jimmy Hart says that the Hart Foundation has gone too far. Jimmy is going to make Bret and Neidhart’s lives miserable.

9. King Haku cut a promo during his match. All he said was that everyone will bow and kiss his feet.

Final Thoughts:
Quite a few feuds were advanced this week, which is always good. The interview segment was fine to promote both the reveal of a mystery partner and the announcement that Ventura is the special referee. A solid way to promote SummerSlam makes this a good show.

Thanks for reading.

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