The second Survivor Series took place at the Richfield Coliseum in Richfield Township, Ohio. The date was November 24, 1988, the eve of Thanksgiving (what better way to spend Thanksgiving than by getting Survivor Series on Pay Per View)? But, that's not what I'm here to talk about. The real question is THIS event better than the previous year's?
Well, there's good news and bad news. The good news: it is slightly better than the previous year's event. The bad news: not by much. So...why am I saying this?
Well, for starters, the event was put together better. The matches were more exciting (at least in my opinion) and the teams themselves were better.
The highlight of the event was NOT The Mega Powers winning, but Mr. Fuji double crossing Demolition in favor of the Powers of Pain. I found this to be a smart move because Demolition, despite being heels at the time, were very popular (hey, if you're holding the tag team titles and your team isn't popular, then something's wrong) and making them faces was a good idea, and making the Powers of Pain heels was also a very good move (that's not to say The Mega Powers weren't popular, because believe me, Hogan and Savage as a tag team catapulted Savage's career and with the help of Hogan's experience, made the team all the better (and having Liz as a manager never hurt things either...or does it?).
Now with that said, let's get down to the bad things: the event itself wasn't that good, despite me saying the matches were more exciting (contradicting, right? Hear me out). My point is that the event as a whole was rather disappointing. It left a bad taste in my mouth after watching the event, and I begged that the teams were assembled better. I say this because there were a lot of mid-carders with main eventers (nothing wrong with that), and if done incorrectly, could lead to catastrophic results.
On a scale of 1 to 5: I give this event a 2.5 out of 5. Be sure to come back in April for my next review.
Ken Kriho is an upcoming videographer. He has a YouTube channel (link at home page). Ken is also a graduate with a degree in Art from UWEC.