The second annual SummerSlam took place on August 28, 1989 at the Meadowlands Arena in Eastern Rutherford, New Jersey. The main event was a tag team match between Hulk Hogan and Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake against "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Zeus. It is safe to say that this event was WAY better than the previous year's event. How? Let's take a look at the good side first.
The first good about the event was the InterContinental match (which, in my opinion, should've been match 3 instead of 2). This match clearly outshines their WrestleMania V match by leaps and bounds, and with Ultimate Warrior getting the win, all the better.
The second good was the opening tag match between the Hart Foundation and the Brain Busters was also really good. My only gripe was that the tag titles weren't on the line, but whatever. The match was really fun to watch and the ending was well done.
The bad about the event was pretty much everything else, but where do I start? Oh, I know. How about the two six man tag matches. Both were really terrible and uninteresting to watch. And the ending to their respected matches? Don't ask!
The next bad about the event was having two REALLY bad matches back to back. While Ted DiBiase vs Jimmy Snuka was the lesser of two evils, I felt like that this match could've been better. And Greg Valentine vs Hercules? Ugh! This ranks up there with my least favorite match (at this point, as I'm confident I'm going to find a match that's even worse than this. Trust me!)
What about the main event? Was it good? Not really. Was it bad? No. This is something I like to call Neutral. I didn't like the match, but I also didn't hate it either. The ending was somewhat predictable, but I really liked how Miss Elizabeth showed she wasn't afraid of "Scary" Sherri.
On a scale of 1 to 5, this event gets a 3 out of 5. While this SummerSlam was better than the previous year, I feel like this is a sign of things to come (
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