It Came From YouTube: WWF Superstars are very thankful at the 1989 Survivor Series

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Crapper Jim S. submitted this video and writes:

Jim S. from New Yerk here. Long time crapper, first time call–uh, submitting.

Here’s all (well, most of) the Survivor Series ’89 participants letting people know what they’re all thankful for. Gotta give props to good ol’ Dusty being the first human being ever for being thankful for yellow polka dots for Thanksgiving.

However, seeing the Bushwhackers proclaim their love for “stuffing in our turkey tonight” before almost making out is somewhat unsettling.

Ha! I love it! Remember when the mid-card wrestlers were allowed to have personalities and improvise? Ah, those were the days…

I know Thanksgiving is a long ways off, but I just had to post this when Jim sent it in!

Thanks for the submission, Jim!

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27 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: WWF Superstars are very thankful at the 1989 Survivor Series"
  1. John says:

    The best: Ted DiBiase the worst take your pick Beefcake or Warrior. The bummer is so many of them are no longer with us. I always loved Vince doing intros of the teams when they have a last minute change, the edit done on Earthquake’s name when it was supposed to be The Widowmaker is like a swear in a movie edited for tv.

    • Paul R. from says:

      There was also a very obvious overdub for “…and Bad News Brown, along with The Red Rooster”. I wonder what the reason was for that.

      • James says:

        Yeah, whenever Mr. McMahon comes from the future into 1989, you know a change was made.

        • RadioKAOS says:

          Kinda reminds me of the Legends of Mid-South Wrestling DVD, in particular the Jake Roberts vs. Snowman match. The 21st-century Jim Ross does a voiceover, pretending that he’s announcing it live, while on camera you can see the 1985 Jim Ross walking around ringside as part of Muhammad Ali’s entourage.

          While on that subject, I wonder if it would be worth my while to visit J. R.’s website and point out that what he attended with Ali is known to most of the world as a “mosque” and not a “Muslim church”.

      • Justin Henry says:

        Brown subbed for Akeem

    • Jimbolian says:

      I actually have the VHS tape for Survivor Series ’89 (thus why I submitted this) and Barry Windham and Akeem were advertised on back of the box.

  2. Autrach sejanoz says:

    I always find myself cracking up at “MY POLKA DOTH!”

  3. The Gold Standard says:

    Gotta love the ego stroking going on in those promos. Hulk chews up like 40 seconds and everybody else got 4 (except the Warrior who is so insane nobody wanted to tell him to cut…they just edited out destrucity).

  4. Jeff says:

    I believe the Warrior has given us the greatest definition of Thanksgiving ever.

  5. Bone White says:

    Why does Hogan sound so angry when he’s meant to be thankful?

    • John says:

      “Because brother that’s the way The Hulkster does it brother. Brutus where’s my bag from Dr. Z?”

      • John says:

        This is you from the future commenting 6 months from the date of the previous comments you and you still love getting mileage out of all those Dr.Z jokes. And Brutus jokes.
        I was so annoyed when Barry Windham didn’t appear but we did get to see Zeus and Bobby Heenan wrestle on the show instead. Years later I would get to find out B.W.’s family had legal issues and Tully I believe was caught in a snow storm.

  6. Alan says:

    Dusty’s was by far the best. The 1989 Survivor Series was okay, but wasn’t as good as 1987 or 1988, plus this was the first Survivor Series not held at the now demolished(Not by Demolition)Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland. They did return to the Coliseum one last time for the 1992 Survivor Series, which I really enjoyed. Bret and Shawn had an awesome main event that night, and the late Owen Hart opened the show with Koko B. Ware as High Energy against The Headshrinkers. RIP Owen.

    • James says:

      I remember being disappointed cause there were no longer teams of 5 like the previous 2, but the named teams made up for that. Though there were some peculiar choices for the teams (but not as bad as jobbers being used in 1988). Demolition vs. Powers of Pain was supposed to be a done feud, why not only put them in the main event, but also have them beat both Demos fairly clean when the feud wasn’t rekindled AND the POP would be splitting up soon anyway? If not for the Heenan Family team, I’d prefer the Busters there (DiBiase, Tully, AND AA on one team?????) as they were finishing up their issue with the Demos.

  7. Paul R. from says:

    > However, seeing the Bushwhackers proclaim their love for “stuffing in our turkey tonight” before almost making out is somewhat unsettling.

    Actually the Bushwhackers are “thankful for having sardine stuffing in our turkey tonight”. That is some disgusting stuffing.

  8. ScMcS says:

    Took me years to realize Piper said “he’s thankful he’s not Ricky Rude.” (buries face in palms)

  9. Jakki Steal says:

    Ultimate Warrior was the best one hands down. He’s still to this day exciting to watch.
    What do people expect him to sound like. Given the face paint & the way he looks it fits perfectly.
    It would truly be odd if his speaking voice was just like a regular guy, like Rick Martel or Curt Hening.

  10. king1836 says:

    I love what the Ultimate Warrior said at the end “At Survivor Series, it is going to be a warrrrrrrrrrr!!!

  11. Jamie says:

    “Remember when the mid-card wrestlers were allowed to have personalities and improvise?”

    It’s the little things like this that would improve the current product without deviating from whatever business plan it is that Vince/Trips/Steph are trying to go for these days. But as with anything, when you have no genuine competition in your field there is no need or desire to improve.

  12. John C says:

    I’m thankful the Diva’s elimination tag team match is finally over. And they kept Jugs McBella in for just about 30 seconds.

  13. Ballroom Basher says:

    I can recite this almost word for word, except the Warriors part, as he’s insane but crazy good at the same time. All I can say is cocaine is a hellva drug!

  14. Mister Forth says:

    Fun to see the midcard get TV time.

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