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- Scott Keith

Live from Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Original airdate: March 27/88

Your hosts are Jesse Ventura and Gorilla Monsoon.

This is an interesting show for a couple of reasons. First of all, it's the first World title tournament on PPV. Second, it demonstrates how Vince's excesses come back to bite him in the ass, as this show is about as bloated and excessive as you get. And where to hold such a show than Atlantic City under the auspices of Donald Trump?

Opening match: Battle Royale. Case in point, whose dumb idea was it to open a show with a battle royale? Sam Houston gets the honor of being the first one out. Sika follows quickly after. This is basically a JTTS-fest. George Steele, who has been sitting outside since the start, pulls Jim Neidhart out.

Ray Rougeau and the Killer Bees go in one big heap. JYD dumps Ron Bass with little trouble. The referees try to convince the Animal to actually enter the ring, but he's not going anywhere. Everyone gangs up on Hillbilly Jim and dumps him. Jim Powers gets dumped. We're getting down to the cream of the jobber crop.

Nothing interesting going on outside of the eliminations. Ken Patera dumps both Zukhov and Volkoff, then gets dumped by Bad News Brown. Brown sends Harley Race and Jacque Rougueau flying, then Paul Roma. That leaves Brown and Bret Hart against JYD.

The Dog takes both of them on, but the heels overwhelm him and beat on him for a while, then toss him. Bret foolishly thinks they'll split the trophy, but Brown ends that line of thought by turning on Hart out of nowhere and tossing him to win the battle royale.

This would mark two major turning points: 1) Bret's face turn and 2) The first time Bret is double crossed on a major PPV. har har. Bret (and isn't this a shock) destroys the trophy. I don't rate battle royales, but this one sucked.  More...

 

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