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Backstage: ‘Mean’ Gene is with Junkyard Dog, who will take on The Iron Sheik next. JYD says he can’t take the former WWF Champion for granted and he’s pleased to be in a people’s town like Chicago.

Match #5 First Round: The Iron Sheik vs. Junkyard Dog
Sheik attacks JYD before the bell, choking him with his entrance attire and telling off the fans. Sheik with clubbing blows that have little affect on JYD. JYD gets to his feet and now mounts some offense with big rights and headbutts that lead Sheik to take a hike to the outside. Sheik regroups and heads back in the ring, gaining control on JYD with a full nelson. JYD powers out, shoots Sheik into the ropes for a clothesline and a 2 count. Diving headbutt attempt, Sheik rolls out of the way and locks JYD in the Camel Clutch. JYD fades to the mat and Sheik breaks the hold. Sheik goes to work on JYD in the corner, the ref tries to step in the way, but Sheik keeps shoving him off. JYD with a big headbutt off the distraction, falls into the cover and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Junkyard Dog (Headbutt)

  • EA’s Take: Yet another strange finish. A headbutt? Really? Why not just have the ref DQ Sheik for shoving him twice? Anyway, JYD advances, ho-hum.

Backstage: Joining Gene now is Terry Funk and his manager Jimmy Hart. Terry wants a chance at the WWF Championship and wants to take $50,000 from Paul Orndorff. He’s going to show all the people just how smart he is. Jimmy says Funk is the next champion, as Funk spits tobacco juice on the camera.

Match #6 First Round: Moondog Spot vs. Terry Funk w/’Mouth Of The South’ Jimmy Hart
Funk grabs the mic and says he doesn’t want to wrestle Spot and her asks if Spot wants to wrestle him. Spot says no, so Terry offers that they both leave the ring and settle for a draw. He holds the ropes for Spot, but Spot tells Funk to go first. They both go to the outside and the ref calls the bell. Spot leads the way back down the entrance way and Funk attacks him from behind and tries to beat the count back inside. Spot stops him, but gets clocked by Funk. He rolls Spot back inside and goes to follow, but the ref’s count hits 10 and Spot wins the match.
Winner: Moondog Spot (Count-Out)

  • After The Bell: Jimmy Hart argues with the referee, getting the attention of Spot and allowing Funk to ambush him from behind. Funk is incensed, chasing the referee out of the ring.
  • EA’s Take: Well, at least this was a more creative way to have a quick match and move along the proceedings.

Backstage: Mr. Fuji and his guy The Magnificent Muraco. Fuji says that Tito Santana has met his match and he feels sorry for him. Muraco says the IC Champ has it all, but that’s the way he wants it, to beat the best.

Match #7 First Round: WWF Intercontinental Champion Tito Santana vs. The Magnificent Muraco w/Mr. Fuji
Muraco using the power advantage, working over Tito with heavy shots. Tito is shot into the ropes, ducks a clothesline and connects with a crossbody for 2. Into the ropes again, Muraco ducks down and Tito with a sunset flip for another 2. Tito with a backslide now for 2 and Muraco tries to beg off Santana. Muraco whipped into the corner is turned upside down, Tito works on the arm now, Muraco tries to get out using the hair to no avail. Muraco gets to his feet and drops Tito across the top rope to finally break the hold. Muraco with more big shots, follows a knee drop with a cover and Tito kicks at 2. Muraco lands a powerslam and covers for the 3 count. The bell rings, but Tito’s foot was on the ropes. Santana gets a small package on Muraco and the ref counts 3 again, giving Tito the win.
Winner: Tito Santana (Small Package)

  • EA’s Take: Another confusing finish. Santana’s foot being on the rope was never shown on camera, as it was just outside the shot. Muraco was celebrating when Santana caught him with the small package.

Backstage: Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan is with Okerlund, who doesn’t have any of his guys in the tournament tonight. Heenan says that doesn’t mean that he’s not scouting talent and he’s got $50,000 to the man who eliminates Paul Orndorff.

Match #8 First Round: ‘Cowboy’ Bob Orton vs. ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff
Orndorff turned against Piper & Orton following WrestleMania, when they left him alone in the ring with Hulk Hogan & Mr. T. Collar & elbow and Orndorff goes after the arm of Orton with the cast on it, atomic drop sends Orton into the ring post and then Orndorff continues punishing the arm. Orndorff into the ropes, he runs into a side headlock takeover, kicks out of it and goes back to work on Orton’s arm. Orton begs odd in the corner, but Orndorff will have none of it. Orton is shot into the opposing corner, Orndorff charges right into a boot by Orton. Orton turns the tables, doing a number on Orndorff with relentless right hands.

Orndorff into the ropes, gets sunset flip on Orton and can’t get him over until he grabs the tights, getting a near fall. Orton with a quick strike, kills the momentum of Orndorff and he grounds him into the mat with a headscissors. Orndorff is able to float over into a pinning predicament for a 2 count, Orton turns that into a backslide and he only gets 2, then hip tosses Orndorff out of the corner. Orton looks for a flying headscissor, Orndorff ducks and now he’s got the edge. Big punches by Orndorff, one sending Orton over the top to the floor. Orndorff gives chase, driving him back in the ring, but Orton slips out to the apron on the other side.

Orndorff goes after him and the ref steps in between. Cowboy messing with his cast behind the refs back, Orndorff turns around and gets his clock cleaned by it and the referee disqualifies Bob Orton.
Winner: Paul Orndorff (Disqualification)

  • After The Bell: Orton & Orndorff brawl in the ring with Orndorff getting the best of it, clearing Orton outside.
  • EA’s Take: Probably the best first round match, which isn’t exactly a feat. The disqualification allows Orndorff to advance in the tournament without getting a pinfall over his rival. Therefore, they can continue the feud because there hasn’t been a clean win yet.

Tournament Board: Hayes is trying to get a little close to Susan and then we get a full recap of the completed first round. They preview the second round for us. Terry Funk barges in and says that he was screwed and wonders why nobody realizes that he can beat Hogan, JYD and he should be in the ring right now.

Match #9 Quarterfinals: The Dynamite Kid  vs. Adrian Adonis w/’Mouth Of The South’ Jimmy Hart
Adrian into the ropes, shoulder knockdown on Dynamite, back on the other side he runs into consecutive hip tosses, then slides under the bottom rope to regroup. Adonis with a knockdown in the ring, slingshots Dynamite into the turnbuckle and follows with a slam for a count of 2. Ventura leaves commentary, saying he has to go speak to the Macho Man. Adonis with a suplex inside, covers and Dynamite kicks at 2. Snapmare into a rear chinlock and Adonis has slowed Dynamite down. Dynamite gets to a vertical base and breaks it with a back suplex, but misses a diving headbutt and Adrian starts to pound on the knee area. Adonis locks on what we would now call a Sharpshooter, Dynamite crawling to the ropes to force the break.

Dynamite is shot into the corner, Adrian charges right into a sunset flip for a near fall. Adonis tries a running bulldog, countered and Adrian is sent into the opposite corner into the ring post. Dynamite takes over with a big knee, then climbs the 2nd rope and connects with a knee drop for a near-three count. Snap suplex and a headbutt by Dynamite, Jimmy Hart jumps on the apron for the distraction. Dynamite is in Hart’s face and Adrian catches him with a roll-up from behind for 2. Dynamite pushes Adonis into Jimmy Hart on the kick-out with Hart falling to the floor and Adonis flat-backing on the mat. Dynamite crawls to the cover and picks up 3.
Winner: The Dynamite Kid (Interference)

  • After The Bell: Jimmy Hart claims that Adrian’s foot was on the rope and Adonis is throwing a temper tantrum on the canvas.
  • EA’s Take: Much better than any first round match, a bit of a surprise as the tag team specialist advances again in the tourney. I can’t help but be reminded of Chris Benoit when I see The Dynamite Kid in the ring.


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Attitude Of Aggression #288- The Big Four Project: Summer Slam ’92

The guys review Summer Slam ’92 including a watch-along of one of the greatest IC title matches of all-time, Bret Hart v The British Bulldog!

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Attitude of Aggression

The Attitude Of Aggression returns for another installment of The Big Four Project, a chronological analysis, review, and discussion about WWE’s Big Four PPVs/ Premium Live Events. On this Episode, the guys cover Summer Slam ’92, the first truly massive overseas PPV for the WWE. In the summer of 1992, the WWE traveled to Wembley Stadium in England and delivered an unforgettable event. Headlined by two epic matches, this was the event that truly made Summer Slam feel more like WrestleMania than ever before. One of the Main Events saw the Macho Man, Randy Savage, defend the WWE Championship against the man who had retired him a year earlier, The Ultimate Warrior. The other Main Event saw Bret “Hitman” Hart defend his IC Championship against hometown hero, The British Bulldog. It ended up being one of the greatest IC title matches in history and here, on this Episode, the guys do a watch-along of that phenomenal battle. All that plus behind-the-scenes stories and lesser-known factoids the Big Four Project famously delivers time and time again. Join us here for all that and much more on another epic installment of The Big Four Project!

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Attitude Of Aggression #287- The Big Four Project: WrestleMania VIII

The guys review WrestleMania VIII including Bret Hart v. Roddy Piper, Randy Savage v. Ric Flair, and much more!

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The Attitude Of Aggression returns for another installment of The Big Four Project, a chronological analysis, review, and discussion about WWE’s Big Four PPVs/ Premium Live Events. On this Episode, the guys cover WrestleMania VIII. The era of Hulkamania was drawing to a close and this particular WrestleMania, to a large degree, dealt with that. This epic event at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis in the spring of 1992 saw two unforgettable classic championship matches as Bret “Hitman” Hart sought to recapture the IC title from Rowdy Roddy Piper and “Macho Man” Randy Savage sought to reclaim the WWE Championship from “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Add in Hulk Hogan’s last match in WWE for roughly 10 months, and the unforgettable return of The Ultimate Warrior, and this Mania was one for the ages, even if much of the undercard was underwhelming. Join us here for all that and much more on another epic installment of The Big Four Project!

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