284. Intercontinental Championship: The Honky Tonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) vs. Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake

Timeline:
WrestleMania IV
March 27, 1988
Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

A painfully unnecessary Intercontinental Title match on a card with 15 other matches.

Honky’s comedy selling does not mix well with Beefcake’s mugging. The ridiculous climax happens when Brutus has HTM dead to rights in the sleeper hold, but Jimmy Hart knocks out the ref leading to a much too long spot of confusion while they attempt to revive the ref and The Barber cuts Hart’s hair before they finally reveal that The Colonel’s charge has been disqualified.

Honky Tonk Man is still the champ, Beefcake still looks stupid, and we are finally done with this atrocity.

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