MATCH : Team Mega Powers v Team Twin Towers


EVENT : Survivor Series 1988

VENUE : Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio

DATE : 24th November 1988

STIPULATION : 10 Man Elimination Match

BACKGROUND : The Mega Powers of Macho Man Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan were the biggest thing in wrestling at this time with Savage the current WWF World Champion. Over the last few months Slick's dominant Twin Towers team of Big Bossman and Akeem had been verbally attacking The Mega Powers so the 10 man elimination match was made for Survivor Series. Ted Dibiase had also been feuding with the Mega Powers since they cost him the World Title at Wrestlemania 4 so he was added to Team Twin Towers. Meanwhile, Dibiase had also tried to buy out Hercules' contract from Bobby Heenan but Hercules didn't want to be a slave so he joined The Mega Powers Team. Lifetime good guys Hillbilly Jim and Koko B Ware were also added to team Mega Powers whilst Bobby Heenan provided Red Rooster and Haku to the Twin Towers team.

MATCH REVIEW : A great main event that started the cracks in the Mega Powers friendship by having Miss Elizabeth hug Hogan as soon as it was over. The match had a great storyline ending with Hogan handcuffed to the ropes and needing to get free which was fresh and entertaining in 1988. Mega Powers winning didn't hurt the Twin Towers either as they both were eliminated via DQ and were kept strong in defeat. Eventually Twin Towers would play a lead role in the next few months in splitting up the Mega Powers at Royal Rumble and Saturday Nights Main Event. A good elimination match and one of the Match of the Year candidates.