For those of you who have Starrcade '88 on tape, I was wondering if you could help me out this:
After the Luger-Flair main event is shown, Jim Ross and Bob Caudle give an analysis of the main event. Then as Jim Ross directs attention to Magnum TA in the lockerroom to interview Flair & Dillon, you can hear ring announcer Gary Michael Cappetta announcing a match, and I could recall hearing the words "Bunkhouse Stampede" clearly when the taping of arena segments is done. Was there a dark match after Starrcade '88? I don't think Cappetta would be hyping a "Bunkhouse Stampede" event for a future date at the same location, since the only Bunkhouse Stampede happened in earlier in that year.
I mean not even the fact they had a dark match after PPV bothers me. But what does bother me though is not preventing the production crew to cut away from the announcements of the dark match or not waiting until the cameras stop rolling to start the dark match. It boggles my mind...especially when it is then released on VHS and post-production didn't clean it up.
The only flaw in the Foley raised the ratings argument is that he had said the previous week on RAW that he would be back to his ordinary life after Badd Blood. Thus, that would mean he would not be on RAW this week. Also, I think they took at least a ....