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Yearly Review: WWF September 1988

World Wrestling Federation September 1988

WWF World Championship Scene: (currently held by: Randy Savage)

Savage continued to battle Ted DiBiase on the house show market. Savage was able to defeat DiBiase in a cage match on September 24th at the Philadelphia Spectrum.

However, DiBiase was not Savage’s main opponent on the house show market. Instead, Savage would continually battle Andre the Giant to double count-out finishes. On September 29th at MSG, Andre grabbed Miss Elizabeth by the ankle while on the floor leading to Savage attacking Andre and both men were counted out. Andre would pose with the belt while Savage carried Elizabeth to the backstage area.

WWF Intercontinental Championship Scene: (currently held by: the Ultimate Warrior)
Nothing much of note occurred with Warrior this month. Warrior continued to wrestle Honky Tonk Man on the house show market but would never get a clean win over Honky. Instead, if Warrior were to beat Honky it would be by disqualification. Warrior would actually lose several matches by count-out as Honky’s manager Jimmy Hart would prevent Warrior from entering the ring or would be chased around ringside leading to the ten count.

WWF World Tag Team Championship Scene: (currently held by: Demolition)

The British Bulldogs stepped up as the next challenge for the champions, Demolition. At the September 13th taping for WWF Superstars, the Bulldogs attacked Demolition when Dynamite delivered a diving head butt onto Smash after being tossed by Davey Boy Smith. The Bulldogs had saved a jobber team from a further beat down.

Demolition would continually beat the British Bulldogs on the house show market throughout the month.

Other Happenings:
– During the September 13th taping of WWF Superstars, Ted DiBiase announced that he had purchased Hercules from Bobby Heenan to be his personal slave. This announcement didn’t sit well with Hercules and he attacked both DiBiase and Virgil during the interview segment.

– Also at the September 13th taping of WWF Superstars, the first vignette of Mr. Perfect was aired.

– Bobby Heenan announced that Terry Taylor had joined the Heenan Family. Heenan proclaimed that he could take an “average wrestler” and make him into a star. Taylor would be renamed the Red Rooster.

– The feud between Rick Rude and Jake Roberts continued. A notable advancement of the feud was Jake’s wife Cheryl being at ringside for every match between Rude and Roberts so that she could slap Rude every time Roberts beats him.

– Hulk Hogan began a feud with Bad News Brown, mostly on the house show market. On September 11th, Hogan was able to beat Brown after having been taunted earlier in the show by Brown.

– Both the Rockers and Big Bossman, two new talents to the company, continued their winning ways throughout the month.

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