March 27, 1988
Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall
Atlantic City, NJ
A rematch from the previous year’s main event, and the first quarterfinal match of the night in the World Title Tournament pitted the last two champions against one another.
They rush through the match in about five minutes, culminating in DiBiase introducing a chair that both men proceed to use, leading referee Joey Marella to disqualify both men. The result is interesting, because it means that where everyone expected Hogan to thwart Andre and DiBiase on his way to another title, something unexpected would take its place.
In spite of that fact, the boring match followed by Hogan celebrating his double DQ draw and elimination in the quarterfinals of a tournament for nearly as long as the match lasted is still a fairly painful watch.