Remembering the WWF’s Blue Steel Cage from the 1980’s

Brian Damage

When you think of steel cage matches in pro wrestling, you think of the violent, bloody and barbaric nature of them. You may immediately think of the mesh fence type structures that have been synonymous with cage matches. Whether it was Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka leaping off the top of the cage at Madison Square Garden or the violent confrontation between Harley Race and Ric Flair at Starrcade. That’s what many fans old school and new school see and remember. Continue reading

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Fact to Fact: Pro Wrestling Facts, Stats and Stuff Like That

Brian Damage

It’s that time again to delve into some fun and quirky pro wrestling facts, stats and useless trivia. Some of these you may already know, but some you very well may not. All in all, though, they are all in good fun. So without any further adieu, here we go… Continue reading

Matches From History: Hulk Hogan v The Big Boss Man in a steel cage match for the WWF Title

Jamie Lithgow

Big Boss Man Hulk Hogan Cage Match SNME

Hogan grabs Bossman through the old school blue bars. If only the law man had thought to just let go of the cage.

Today we head back to 1989 to revisit one of the most famous cage matches in WWE history. Here’s some background to this staple of any cage match compilation –

Hulk Hogan had been involved in a feud with The Big Boss Man and Akeem (aka The Twin Towers) for months, before and after his split from Mega Powers partner Macho Man Randy Savage. The rivalry between the two teams was the focus of the 10 man tag main event at the 1988 Survivor Series, and it was actually in a match against Bossman and Akeem when Hogan and Savage split in February ’89. In those days a traditional feud ending match was a cage match, which brings us to the May 27th 1989 edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event where Hogan defends the WWE Title, which he won from Savage at Wrestlemania V a few weeks earlier, against The Big Boss Man.

That’s enough background, let’s head to the action – Continue reading