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WWF Generations: The Golden Era

 

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Introduction

 

The world of professional wrestling was at its peak in the 1980's, business has never been any bigger prior. In this era, the popularity of professional wrestling surged through the United States and elsewhere throughout the decade. The expansion of cable television and pay-per-view, helped drive the wrestling industry into the golden era. Not only did television play its part, but so did the promoters, one man in particular... Vince McMahon. The 1980's saw professional wrestling make a huge shift from a system controlled by numerous regional companies to one, dominated by one promotion, The World Wrestling Federation.

 

The future of WWF and the entire professional wrestling industry came down to the success or failure of WrestleMania I. In large part, the golden era was born off of this one event. After WrestleMania was a major success, professional wrestling began to hit mainstream. Large television networks began to take wrestling shows into their weekly programming, including Saturday Night's Main Event, premiering on NBC in May of 1985. WrestleMania's popularity and rating appeal made professional wrestling a main stay. Wrestling's popularity increased throughout, in large part, thanks to Hulkamania among the children. Not only did WWF's WrestleMania prove to be a financial success, but also Jim Crockett Promotion's biggest event of the year, Starcade, proved that wrestling could be a financial success. In November 1983, Ric Flair defeated Harley Race for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at the event. The win marked the rise of Ric Flair's golden era and was credited for showing that Starcade could be a big financial success across many locations.

 

It's now March 1987 and professional wrestling is officially at its highest peak. WWF is on the verge of hosting WrestleMania III, which could become the biggest WrestleMania to date. The event is scheduled to feature WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Hulk Hogan, defend the title against Andre The Giant. JCP are on the outside looking in, as they sign more star power to their brand in hopes of knocking off the WWF from the number one spot in professional wrestling. It will be an interesting time of year to see where the sport of professional wrestling will head in the years to come...

 

There you guys have it with the introduction of The Golden Era. Hopefully, it was a short and sweet introduction for you all. This will be a very interesting time period to play and I look absolutely forward to it. Before I dive into this dynasty, I want to give special thanks...

 

 

Special Thanks...

 

Genadi and The Mod Squad: You guys have done an amazing job on this mod! After test playing it throughout several months, I have to say, this mod is excellent just like the rest of them that you do. Words cannot express how thankful I am for the work you guys do in bringing us these historical mods. I appreciate it a lot!

 

The Final Countdown: Your dynasties are absolutely amazing man, without a doubt. I remember reading your TGAAB dynasty awhile back and was blown away on just how awesome it was. Not to mention, your WCW 2001 dynasty is just as great! Because of you, I really was fired up on creating my very own dynasty, using your TGAAB dynasty as a lot of influence to kick start it off. Thanks a lot man!

 

 

 

Shows Index

1987:

3/05 & 3/06: WWF Superstars & Challenge #1

3/12 & 3/13: WWF Superstars & Challenge #2

3/19 & 3/20: WWF Superstars & Challenge #3

3/26 & 3/27: WWF Superstars & Challenge #4

3/29: WWF WrestleMania III

March 1987 Wrap-Up

 

April 1987 Roster Breakdown & Championship History Update

04/02 & 04/03: WWF Superstars & Challenge #5

04/09 & 04/10: WWF Superstars & Challenge #6

04/16 & 04/17: WWF Superstars & Challenge #7

04/23 & 04/24: WWF Superstars & Challenge #8

04/26: WWF The Big Event 1987

April 1987 Wrap-Up

 

May 1987 Roster Breakdown & Championship History Update

05/07 & 05/08: WWF Superstars & Challenge #9

05/14 & 05/15: WWF Superstars & Challenge #10

05/21 & 05/22: WWF Superstars & Challenge #11

05/24: WWF Free for All 1987

05/28 & 5/29: WWF Superstars & Challenge #12

May 1987 Write-Up

 

June 1987 Roster Breakdown & Championship History Update

06/04 & 06/05: WWF Superstars & Challenge #13

06/11 & 06/12: WWF Superstars & Challenge #14

06/18 & 06/19: WWF Superstars & Challenge #15

06/25 & 06/26: WWF Superstars & Challenge #16

06/28: WWF King of the Ring 1987

June 1987 Write-Up

 

1987 Mid-Year Awards

 

July 1987 Roster Breakdown & Championship History Update

07/02 & 07/03: WWF Superstars & Challenge #17

07/09 & 07/10: WWF Superstars & Challenge #18

07/16 & 07/17: WWF Superstars & Challenge #19

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<p>WWF Superstars & Challenge #1 (03/05, 03/06)</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="IHPJuwp.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/IHPJuwp.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF Superstars of Wrestling #1</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong>March 5th, 1987</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> From the Binghamton Events Center in Binghamton, New York</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Attendance: 7,500 </strong><strong><span style="color:#00FF00;">(Sold-Out!)</span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Announce Team: Gorilla Monsoon, Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="MWaD8uI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/MWaD8uI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="3kTVnrL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/3kTVnrL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="UqNaRab.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/UqNaRab.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="qVfsfKq.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/qVfsfKq.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The show kicks off with a backstage promo involving the WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Hulk Hogan. Hogan says that despite his highly anticipated WrestleMania match against Andre The Giant, he's fully focused on tonight's main event against Nikolai Volkoff.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Hulk Hogan:</strong> <em>"In three weeks' time, I go to battle with a giant, in what could be the biggest challenge of my life, brother! Despite that, tonight I'm fully focused to face you head on. It's just you and me tonight, brother! So, I only got one question... Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you?"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="DrbZ29P.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/DrbZ29P.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong> </strong><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Non-Title, Tag Team Match</span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> The Rougeau Brothers Vs. The Hart Foundation</strong></p><p> <img alt="6pc1gu0.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/6pc1gu0.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="RwSMJz3.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/RwSMJz3.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="hcSzCdf.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/hcSzCdf.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="y1ANlMu.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/y1ANlMu.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> We kick off the first match of the night, with tag team action as The Rougeau Brothers look to pull an upset over the reigning WWF World Tag Team Champions. McMahon mentioned that if The Rougeau Brothers could pull off the upset, they could perhaps face The Hart Foundation for the tag titles at WrestleMania. Serving as more motivation, The Rougeau Brothers stepped up their games in this one. They looked good throughout but fell short late in the match. Bret Hart locked the Sharpshooter on Raymond Rougeau, eventually giving the champions the submission victory.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winners: The Hart Foundation</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 10:01</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Sharpshooter by Bret Hart on Raymond Rougeau leads to submission.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="Qbbmmx2.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Qbbmmx2.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="hcSzCdf.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/hcSzCdf.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="y1ANlMu.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/y1ANlMu.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> After the match ended, The Rougeau Brothers headed to the back while the WWF World Tag Team Champions remained in the ring. Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart would than cut a promo on the tag team division, demanding that they "step up".</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bret Hart:</strong> <em>"The tag team division here in the World Wrestling Federation is nothing but weak. You can ensure that if you line up the competition, we'll knock em' down. So, my message to the tag teams backstage is quite simple... Step up. Because if you don't, you'll never take these tag team titles off of us."</em></p><p> </p><p> Bret Hart drops the microphone in the middle of the ring, as he and Jim Neidhart head to the back.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="KpByqgN.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/KpByqgN.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="8MJG2ua.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/8MJG2ua.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="zO0LcFY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zO0LcFY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> We head to the backstage, where Jimmy Hart and The Honky Tonk Man gloat over Honky's vicious assault of Jake Roberts on Superstars of Wrestling back in February. The Honky Tonk Man claims that he has no regrets of the guitar strike to Roberts and promises that come WrestleMania, he'll have no problem doing it again.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Honky Tonk Man:</strong> <em>"Ya know, every day I'm asked if I regret what I did to Jake Roberts in his own "Snake Pit" and every day I tell them, yeah, I do... I regret that I didn't hit that slimy little snake harder, cause now I got a match against him at WrestleMania III. That's okay though, because I got even more in store for him. In Detroit Rock City, everyone is going to witness my greatest hit ever!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="j9flkpx.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/j9flkpx.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Singles Match</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Junkyard Dog Vs. Dino Bravo</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="mGHyoRw.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/mGHyoRw.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="0vGGMqZ.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/0vGGMqZ.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> With his match against Harley Race only a few weeks away, Junkyard Dog had to remain calm and focus, as he had the Canadian strongman, Dino Bravo to face tonight. Bravo took it to Junkyard Dog, with some strong offensive moves. Though, Junkyard Dog came back with some strong offensive moves of his own. Determined to keep his momentum going, Junkyard Dog fought back with some dog headbutts, that led to him delivering the Thump. The finishing move earned Junkyard Dog a big pop from the crowd as he went for the pinfall victory.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Junkyard Dog</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 7:57</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Junkyard Dog delivers Thump! To earn the pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="rrghGQN.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/rrghGQN.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>A video is played showcasing the rivalry that has been brewing between Adrian Adonis and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. The ending of the video displays that Piper will be on Superstars of Wrestling next week to address the upcoming Hair Vs. Hair match at WrestleMania III.<p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="GGhMaF1.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/GGhMaF1.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="m6ccZPA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/m6ccZPA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="dvd5tJv.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/dvd5tJv.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> We're backstage with WWF Intercontinental Champion, Randy Savage and the lovely, Miss Elizabeth. Savage wasted no time in promising that come WrestleMania, he'll defeat Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and retain his prestigious championship. Afterwards, he expressed his disappointment in the count out win over George Steele on the final Saturday Night's Main Event. Savage would make sure to address that he'll get the rightful win over "The Animal" next week.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Randy Savage:</strong> <em>"Next week, the Macho Man and The Animal clash once again, only this time, that match won't end in a count out. Oh no, that match is going to end when the Macho Man drops the elbow and gets a one-two-three! And Steamboat, I hope you're watching because at WrestleMania III, the same is going to go for you! OOOOOHHHHHHH YEAAAAHH!</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="N67HOMc.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/N67HOMc.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Non-Title, Singles Match</span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Hulk Hogan Vs. Nikolai Volkoff (/w Slick)</strong></p><p> <img alt="qVfsfKq.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/qVfsfKq.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="1nLn9sR.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/1nLn9sR.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="XKWsGq2.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/XKWsGq2.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The Hulkster knew he was going to have his hands full tonight, as he took on the Russian brute, Nikolai Volkoff, who's a former WWF tag team champion. From the opening bell, Nikolai went all out on Hogan, delivering vicious strikes and showing his aggressive side. Perhaps, Volkoff was too aggressive, as he rarely attempted any pins when he had the opportunity. Volkoff delivered a ton of punishment to Hogan, ensuring that Hogan didn't make it to WrestleMania. At times, Hogan would attempt to make a comeback but Slick would stop his comebacks, by getting involved when the referee was distracted by Nikolai. The fans began to cheer Hogan on, hoping for a major comeback. Hogan did just that, as he began to "Hulk Up" once Volkoff delivered a couple of strikes to Hogan's face. Hogan blocked the third strike and began to unload a series of strikes of his own. Hogan then knocked Nikolai down hard with a big boot to the face and delivered the big leg drop to earn the win.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Hulk Hogan</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 8:26</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Leg Drop by Hogan leads to the pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="GGhMaF1.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/GGhMaF1.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="qVfsfKq.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/qVfsfKq.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="1nLn9sR.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/1nLn9sR.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="XKWsGq2.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/XKWsGq2.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The crowd went crazy for Hogan, as he celebrated inside the ring. Volkoff laid fallen outside the ring, as Slick began looking up towards the ramp expecting somebody.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>Suddenly...</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="P09v8SO.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/P09v8SO.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The Iron Sheik showed up, ran down to the ring and ambushed Hulk Hogan from behind. It didn't take long for Volkoff to get back on his feet and join in on the assault. Though, both men couldn't keep the Hulkster down, as Hogan began to overcome the odds. He fought both men off, sent them over the top ropes with a double clothline and stood tall inside the ring. As Hogan celebrated once again, Slick and his men retreated up the ramp.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="CdawS1V.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CdawS1V.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>TV Rating: 1.35 (1,014,470 Viewers)</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Show Overall Grade</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> <img alt="evHKlEM.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/evHKlEM.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Backstage Incidents</span></strong><p> </p><p> • Junkyard Dog was clearly wasted on drugs during his match against Dino Bravo. It's being reported that Vince McMahon gave Junkyard Dog a slap on the wrist. Word backstage has it that it only worsened his behavior.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> <img alt="v3oziil.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/v3oziil.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF Wrestling Challenge #1</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong>March 6th, 1987 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> From the Carnesecca Arena in Queens, New York </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Attendance: 6,008 </strong><strong><span style="color:#00FF00;">(Sold-Out) </span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Announce Team: Lord Alfred Hayes and Gorilla Monsoon</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="sit2qQa.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/sit2qQa.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="MWaD8uI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/MWaD8uI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>The Rougeau Brothers defeated The Wild Samoans when Jacques performed a Boston Crab on Afa in 9:14. <strong>(C+,67) </strong><p> </p><p> The young Velvet McIntyre defeated Leilani Kai when she performed an McIntyre Roll to earn the pinfall at 7:04. <strong>(C-,56) </strong></p><p> </p><p> The former WWF tag team champions, The British Bulldogs, talked about how they'll reclaim their titles and show The Hart Foundation whose really weak. <strong>(C,62)</strong></p><p> </p><p> The Junkyard Dog hyped his WrestleMania match against Harley Race, saying his parents taught him to never bow to any man and he isn't going to start now. <strong>(B,78)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Hercules got the win over Koko B. Ware in 8:26 when he delivered the backbreaker rack to earn the pin. <strong>(C,64)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Gene Okerlund interviewed Ricky Steamboat about his thoughts on Randy Savage. Steamboat said that he'll be there to watch Savage's match and come WrestleMania, he'll be there to take the WWF Intercontinental Championship. <strong>(B,82)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> In the main event, Tito Santana came across a big win when he defeated Magnificent Muraco with the Figure Four Leglock in 8:08. <strong>(B-,76)</strong></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>TV Rating: 0.49 (369,670 Viewers) </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Show Overall Grade </strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uJknqQ7.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uJknqQ7.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Backstage Incidents</span></strong><p> <strong>N/A</strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">This Week's News</span></strong></p><p> • Rick Rude forms a band and could be headed for a future music career.</p><p> </p><p> • Masa Saito won the vacant IWGP Heavyweight title by defeating Akira Maeda during Monday's NJPW Tour. The match received an A star from The Wrestling Observer.</p><p> </p><p> • Roddy Piper is undecided on whether he will retire after WrestleMania III. Many feel he'll stick around but only time will tell.</p><p> </p><p> • The Rougeau Brothers caused an altercation with Muraco, which almost led to a fight. A slap on the wrist was given to the brothers</p><p> </p><p> • Fans seemed to have noticed that Jimmy Snuka has looked a little heavier than normal recently. Some close to Snuka have said that he hasn't been keeping himself in fighting shape and that he may be suffering from a lack of motivation. The 43 year old has yet to comment.</p><p> </p><p> • The WWF has reportedly released Barry Orton, due to the negative influence he has been having on the backstage locker room. His contract was rumored to end in 22 days but WWF decided to pull the plug early on Sunday, March 8th 1987.</p></div></blockquote>
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<p>WWF Superstars & Challenge #2 (03/12, 03/13)</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="IHPJuwp.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/IHPJuwp.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF Superstars of Wrestling #2</span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> March 12th, 1987</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> From the Icardo Center in Bakersfield, California</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Attendance: 3,800 </strong><strong><span style="color:#00FF00;">(Sold-Out)</span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Announce Team: Gorilla Monsoon, Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="MWaD8uI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/MWaD8uI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="3kTVnrL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/3kTVnrL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="UqNaRab.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/UqNaRab.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="6UxIxMn.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/6UxIxMn.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="PuCUrVp.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/PuCUrVp.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The show kicks-off with "Rowdy" Roddy Piper entering the Icardo Center. Gene Okerlund soon appears, attempting to get the answer that has been on everybody's mind, is Roddy Piper staying with wrestling or going to Hollywood? Piper declined to comment and told Okerlund that he'll have to wait until tonight's "Piper's Pit" just like everyone else.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="evHKlEM.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/evHKlEM.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Normal, Tag Team Match</strong></span></p><p> </p><p> <strong>The British Bulldogs Vs. The Dream Team (/w Johnny V.)</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="XUvEjoT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/XUvEjoT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="6bRkIpL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/6bRkIpL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="Kqwd8ay.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Kqwd8ay.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="DrFIZ0R.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/DrFIZ0R.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="LboOeqo.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/LboOeqo.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The British Bulldogs returned to action here tonight, after Dynamite Kid sustained a neck injury awhile back. Their first match back was not an easy one though. Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine ensured The British Bulldogs that they were not going to receive a warm welcome. They delivered a good beating to them in the early going, but The British Bulldogs got back into the mix. Davey Boy Smith carried the match in the end with a ton of offense and delivered a running powerslam on Beefcake to earn the pinfall victory.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winners: The British Bulldogs</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 7:47</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Running Powerslam by Smith on Brutus Beefcake leads to pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uJknqQ7.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uJknqQ7.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="Kqwd8ay.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Kqwd8ay.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="DrFIZ0R.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/DrFIZ0R.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="LboOeqo.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/LboOeqo.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Tensions began to show between The Dream Team as Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine started arguing in each other's face. Johnny V eventually got in between them both and ended the dispute quickly before it got out of hands.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="E7zxAhl.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/E7zxAhl.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="vLZYvFi.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vLZYvFi.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="PuCUrVp.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/PuCUrVp.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> We head backstage, to where Gene Okerlund is standing by Billy Jack Haynes. Okerlund asks Haynes on what his thoughts was going into WrestleMania III and taking on Hercules in a Full Nelson Challenge. Haynes talks about how he's confident with his chances but before he can finish...</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="zb45lts.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zb45lts.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="L90N9Cd.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/L90N9Cd.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> Bobby Heenan shows up with fellow Hennan Family members, King Kong Bundy and Hercules.</p><p> </p><p> Bundy and Hercules assault Billy Jack Haynes while Gene Okerlund quickly retreats. After dealing a fairly good amount of damage, Hercules applies the Full Nelson on Haynes. Heenan tells him to release the hold, as he hypes up the Full Nelson Challenge match between Haynes and Hercules.</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bobby Heenan:</strong> <em>"Confident with your chances huh Haynes? Don't make me laugh! You're just as pathetic as Hulk Hogan, who believes he's going to defeat Andre The Giant at WrestleMania III. What a fantasy! Haynes, let me remind you that you are going against Hercules in a Full Nelson Challenge match. There is only ONE true master of the Full Nelson and that's the almighty Hercules! Once Hercules puts you into that hold at WrestleMania, there will be NO ESCAPE!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>Bobby Heenan than leaves the scene with Bundy and Hercules, as they head to the ring.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="YE86R4U.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/YE86R4U.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Singles Match</span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Tito Santana Vs. King Kong Bundy (/w Bobby Heenan)</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="7wSfUCI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/7wSfUCI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="zb45lts.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zb45lts.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="VkBg7y1.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/VkBg7y1.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Tito Santana was up for a big challenge here tonight, when he went one on one against King Kong Bundy. This was a one-sided match that really favored in Bundy's favor but Santana wouldn't back down from anyone. Santana attempted to fight Bundy but was brought down quickly. Bundy demolished Tito and ended him rather quickly with a Big Splash.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: King Kong Bundy</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 5:47</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Bundy delivers a Big Splash that leads to the pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="Qbbmmx2.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Qbbmmx2.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="6UxIxMn.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/6UxIxMn.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> We get to one of the most highly anticipated moments of the night, as Hot Rod addresses the latest buzz in his infamous pit. He talked briefly about his movie career and how he enjoyed it. Piper brought up his potential retirement after WrestleMania but did not directly answer the rumor. However, Piper did have a lot to say about his upcoming Hair Vs. Hair match against Adrian Adonis at WrestleMania III.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Roddy Piper:</strong> <em>"The latest buzz surrounding me is whether I'll retire after WrestleMania. All I can say is that I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. One thing for certain though, is that I won't be walking out of WrestleMania bald! I can guarantee you that, folks. I'm not so sure about you though Adrianna. Actually, I'm not so sure whether the bald look will make you look uglier or be an improvement. We'll find out though, because in Detroit, Michigan, I'm going to be giving out my very first hair cut in front of thousands of people. To sum it up for you, it's going to be the most historic haircut you'll ever get!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="CdawS1V.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CdawS1V.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Non-Title, Singles Match</span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Randy Savage (/w Miss Elizabeth) Vs. George Steele</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="tNErM9S.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/tNErM9S.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="m6ccZPA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/m6ccZPA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="ZKbkcnu.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/ZKbkcnu.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Randy Savage was far more aggressive in this match than he was in his previous match against George Steele at the final Saturday Night's Main Event. Steele attempted several times to fight back, but Savage was not having it as he had clear intentions of sending a message to Ricky Steamboat. While Steele was dazed and stunned, Savage looked to finish him off with a Flying Axe Handle, which then followed up by a Flying Elbow Drop to earn the pinfall victory.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Randy Savage</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 7:32</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Flying Elbow Drop by Savage leads to the pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="vd6asEe.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vd6asEe.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="XCPBTMT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/XCPBTMT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="m6ccZPA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/m6ccZPA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="ZKbkcnu.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/ZKbkcnu.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Instead of gloating about his victory and celebrating like he usually does, Savage decided to continue his attack on George Steele. The referee tried to stop Savage, but Savage shoved the referee down to the mat hard. </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="j5xFRdV.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/j5xFRdV.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Ricky Steamboat came charging to the ring and delivered a couple of strikes to Savage, until he was able to quickly escape the ring and retreat up the ramp with Miss Elizabeth. Steamboat hurried to Steele's aid, while he continued looking on at Savage, who kept his eyes on Steamboat, as he stood at the top of the ramp.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="Qbbmmx2.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Qbbmmx2.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="qVfsfKq.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/qVfsfKq.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Hulk Hogan was backstage hyping up his match against Andre The Giant at WrestleMania. Hogan then talked briefly about the attempted attack Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik tried on him last week. Hogan issued them both a challenge to come face him next week in a handicap-match. Hogan began to talk briefly about how he defeated The Iron Sheik three years ago to become the world champion. While Hogan began talking about his historic three year run with the championship, a few unexpected visitors came to visit the world champion.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="zb45lts.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zb45lts.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="L90N9Cd.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/L90N9Cd.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="SfKkKgn.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/SfKkKgn.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="dMedi79.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/dMedi79.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> Before Hogan could make a move, all four members of The Heenan Family began to attack him. Hogan was able to fight off Hercules and Ordnorff for a brief second, but the numbers game played its toll. All four men began stomping Hogan down, while Heenan watched on with a satisfied smile.</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bobby Heenan:</strong> <em>"Hulk Hogan isn't all so mighty now huh? You can forget about that handicap match you issued to The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff, because next week you got an even bigger threat. That's right, next week Andre The Giant is going to be here to squash you like the insect that you are! Beware, because once Andre The Giant gets his hands on you, you may not be making it to WrestleMania to defend that championship! So, enjoy it while you can Hogan!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="j9flkpx.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/j9flkpx.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>TV Rating: 1.34 (1,008,520 Viewers)</strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Show Overall Grade:</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="CYRKcll.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CYRKcll.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Backstage Incidents</span></strong><p> </p><p> • N/A</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="v3oziil.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/v3oziil.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF Wrestling Challenge #2</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong>March 13th, 1987</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> From the Associated Feed Pavilion in Chowchilla, California</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Attendance: 3,308 </strong><strong><span style="color:#00FF00;">(Sold-Out!)</span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Announce Team: Lord Alfred Hayes and Gorilla Monsoon</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="sit2qQa.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/sit2qQa.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="MWaD8uI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/MWaD8uI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Velvet McIntyre earned herself another win this week when she defeated Judy Martin in 4:08 with a McIntyre Roll. This victory looks to solidify her run to the WWF Women's title against The Fabulous Moolah soon. <strong>(D+,51)</strong><p> </p><p> The Wild Samoans had another tough week when they lost against The Can-Am Connection in 5:36, when Rick Martel made Sika tap out to the Boston Crab. <strong>(C,63)</strong></p><p> </p><p> The WWF World Tag Team Champions, The Hart Foundation (/w Jimmy Hart) issued a challenge to The British Bulldogs. They say that if The British Bulldogs think they are so great, then face them next week on Superstars in a non-title match. <strong>(C,64)</strong></p><p> </p><p> In an extremely short match, Kamala defeated Hillbilly Jim in 4:06 with a Giant Splash. <strong>(C-,58)</strong></p><p> </p><p> Gene Okerlund informs the audience and viewers at home that Hulk Hogan suffered broken ribs from the hands of The Heenan Family on Superstars. Despite the announcement, Okerlund says that he can confirm that Hogan will still take on the handicap match he issued to The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff on next week's Superstars. Okerlund adds that Slick has accepted the challenge on behalf of his clients and that the match has been made official. <strong>(C+,70)</strong></p><p> </p><p> Two members of The Heenan Family, Hercules and King Kong Bundy came and dominated The Islanders. The match ended in 5:31 when Hercules applied the Full Nelson on Tama to make him tap out. <strong>(C,63)</strong></p><p> </p><p> The WWF President, Jack Tunney, comes out and announces a 15-man battle royal match at WrestleMania. Tunney adds that the winner of that match will go on to face the WWF Intercontinental Champion at the next PPV in April. Some of the participants announced are The Dream Team, King Kong Bundy, Paul Ordnorff, Butch Reed, Tito Santana, Koko B. Ware, Bob Orton Jr and The Young Stallions. <strong>(C,65)</strong></p><p> </p><p> After the news broke, Johnny V was shown backstage attempting to calm down The Dream Team's tensions between Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine. V informs them that they should focus on WrestleMania and the recently announced battle royal. <strong>(C,65)</strong></p><p> </p><p> In the main event of the night, Ricky Steamboat earned himself some momentum when he defeated "Cowboy" Bob Orton Jr. In 9:28 with a Flying Karate Chop. <strong>(B-,76)</strong></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>TV Rating: 0.49 (370,430 Viewers)</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Show Overall Grade:</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="d8co6RT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/d8co6RT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Backstage Incidents / Notes</span></strong><p> </p><p> • Brutus Beefcake has reportedly changed his wrestling style. He is now classified as a brawler.</p><p> </p><p> • "The Natural" Butch Reed was seen backstage this week, displaying a more ripped body shape. Many have said that he looks great and that he'll benefit in star quality because of the new shape. Some are going as far to say that Reed could be in for a bright future, as management is impressed with the new look.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">This Week's News</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> • Jim Crockett Promotion's, Road Warrior Animal, took some shots at Wendi Richter, during a radio show Saturday, March 14th. During the interview, Animal expressed his displeasure with Richter signing with JCP and doesn't see her as a great addition to the women's division. Which could signal a sign of backstage heat among the JCP's locker room.</p><p> </p><p> • Steve Blackman has been released by Stampede Wrestling Calgary. As of the moment, no company has offered Blackman a contract.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Smasher1311" data-cite="Smasher1311" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>This one looks amazing and very easy to read. I'm excited to see your take on the era. Best of luck.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Thank you! I appreciate the feedback and glad to hear you'll be following!</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Beejus" data-cite="Beejus" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>This seems like an enjoyable read, I liked the first show. Good luck at keeping this going, I'll be reading!</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the feedback and interest!</p>
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WWF Superstars & Challenge #3 (03/19, 03/20)

 

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WWF Superstars of Wrestling #3

 

March 19th, 1987

 

From the Bob Martinez Sports Center in Tampa, Florida

 

Attendance: 3,432 (Sold-Out)

 

Announce Team: Gorilla Monsoon, Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura

 

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The show kicks off with Slick informing both The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff that the goal tonight is to ensure Hogan doesn't make it to WrestleMania. Both Sheik and Volkoff shrug off Slick's comments.

 

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Bobby Heenan shows up with a whole lot of confidence going into tonight. He looks at Slick with a slight smirk.

 

Bobby Heenan: "If your boys can't seem to get the job done tonight, then I have the perfect force of destruction that will!"

 

Heenan turns around and looks in the opposite way, the camera faces his direction and spots...

 

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Andre The Giant standing tall over the rest of the guys. A big smile appears on Bobby Heenan's face. He tells Slick that he'll be watching tonight, as he and Andre leave the scene.

 

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Normal, Non-Title, Tag Team Match

 

The British Bulldogs Vs. The Hart Foundation (/w Jimmy Hart)

 

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The challenge was issued on last week's Wrestling Challenge by The Hart Foundation, in which The Hart Foundation wanted The British Bulldogs to prove they're as good as they say they are. Which brings us to this non-title match between both teams. Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart looked really good in this one and looked to have had this match in the bag. However, The British Bulldogs were determined to make a statement on the tag team champions. The British Bulldogs made a big late comeback, which came to a conclusion when Davey Boy Smith delivered a Running Powerslam on Jim Neidhart to earn the pin.

 

 

Winners: The British Bulldogs

 

Match Time: 7:34

 

Finish: Running Powerslam By Davey Boy Smith On Jim Neidhart leads to Pin.

 

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The British Bulldogs begin to head up the ramp, as The Hart Foundation looks on in disbelief.

 

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Suddenly, the WWF President, Jack Tunney comes out and announces at the top of the ramp, that at WrestleMania, The British Bulldogs will go on to face The Hart Foundation for the WWF World Tag Team Championships. Bret and Jim seem irate with the announcement, while the Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith look excited and ready to reclaim the titles they lost in January.

 

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A pre-recorded video is played of a view inside a very wealthy mansion, filled with expensive furniture and decorations. The camera then takes the viewers to the outside of the mansion, where a massive pool is shown with several maids shown walking around. Suddenly, a man dressed in a Hawaiin shirt approaches the camera with a glass of champagne in his hand.

 

He introduces himself to the viewers as the "Million Dollar Man", Ted DiBiase. He then brags about his luxurious lifestyle and claims that unlike so many of you (the viewers), he never had to work a day in his life. Despite this, he will be arriving in the WWF soon.

 

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Ted DiBiase: "Unlike many of you, who would rather stay here and not achieve any more than what you already have, I'm the type of men who stays ambitious. I could choose to live life and not have to worry about working a day in my life but I choose not to. Soon enough, I'll be making my arrival in the World Wrestling Federation... My purpose is quite simple, to show all of you that your hard work and sacrifice doesn't mean anything if you're not living this lifestyle. In short time, you'll come to realize that it's all about the money and that it all revolves around me. Once I make my arrival, you will all learn that everybody has a price for the Million Dollar Man. HAHAHAHAHA!"

 

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Gene Okerlund interviews the WWF World Champion, Hulk Hogan on what his game plan is tonight against The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff in a handicap-match. He then questions Hogan on whether that was wise of him due to the injured ribs and with Andre The Giant roaming the backstage locker room.

Hulk Hogan: "Let me tell ya somethin' Mean Gene, there's a reason why I've been the world champion for three years and it's in large part due to my Hulkamaniacs, brother! All throughout, they have been by my side since day one and I'm not about to let them all down. Tonight, broken ribs or not, I'm going to go out there and bring both The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff down. Now, it doesn't matter whether Andre The Giant comes out or not, because I'm not going to back down! As long as I got the support of my Hulkamaniacs, I can't be brought down, brother!"

 

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Billy Jack Haynes Vs. King Harley Race (/w Bobby Heenan)

 

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After the brutal attack he suffered by the hands of The Heenan Family, Billy Jack Haynes looked to get some revenge against fellow member, Harley Race. Race wasn't someone to take lightly though, as he controlled the match early on. Haynes made several good counters to help continue his momentum but just as when his momentum was getting higher...

 

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Billy Jack Hayne's upcoming opponent at WrestleMania, Hercules began walking down the ramp with his big chain. Race noticed, therefore distracted the referee while Hercules hurried and threw a quick right punch to the face, with the chain wrapped around his knuckles. Afterwards, Hercules played it off as if nothing happened. Race quickly went for the pin, the referee counted to three and declared Race the winner.

 

 

Winner: King Harley Race

 

Match Time: 5:34

 

Finish: Hercules attacks with steel chain, leading Race to earn the pin.

 

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After the match had ended, Hercules entered the ring, him and Race began to attack Billy Jack Haynes. Hercules was getting prepared to lock in the Full Nelson once again until...

 

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The Junkyard Dog hurried into the ramp and began tossing a fury of punches to both Harley Race and Hercules. Billy Jack Haynes was eventually back up on his feet, to help Junkyard Dog fight both men off. Afterwards, they celebrated inside the ring.

 

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Jake "The Snake" Roberts returned back to the Snake's Pit, making his televised return for the first time since The Honky Tonk Man blasted him in the head with a guitar. Roberts admits that he underestimated him and didn't expect the attack given to him, because he never took him seriously. Roberts goes on about how that hit changed him a lot and that he'll know first-hand at WrestleMania.

 

Jake Roberts: "You thought you got rid of me and indeed you did, but now I'm back again, only this time It's far worse than what you expect. You talk about how you regret that you didn't hit me harder, well you're really going to regret soon enough Mr. Honky Tonk Man. Because what you did, brought out a more vicious, nasty and evil side of me you have never seen before. Detroit, Michigan better be ready, because they're going to see that your so called "Biggest Hit Ever" is going to become your biggest flop of all time."

 

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Ricky Steamboat Vs. Magnificent Muraco

 

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Ricky Steamboat had a bigger opponent to worry about tonight, than Muraco's tag partner, Bob Orton last week on Wrestling Challenge. The fans gave Muraco a good pop, considering his connection with Florida. Steamboat didn't hold back, going at the former 2-time intercontinental with a lot of offense. Muraco was able to deliver some offense of his own but Steamboat would own the match. Steamboat finished the match off with a Flying Karate Chop, leading to the pinfall victory.

 

 

Winner: Ricky Steamboat

 

Match Time: 5:52

 

Finish: Flying Karate Chop leads to the pin.

 

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Ricky Steamboat celebrates in the ring but the celebration does not last long, when the WWF Intercontinental Champion, Randy Savage comes out. Steamboat gets himself prepared for a fight, but Savage stays at ringside and cuts a promo.

 

Randy Savage: "I would congratulate you on your win but Magnificent Muraco, isn't as magnificent as the Macho Man, Randy Savage! Don't get your hopes up on thinking that this win is how it's going to be at WrestleMania. Cause at WrestleMania, the whole world will see just how magnificent the Macho Man is, once he slays the dragon! OHHHHHHH YEEAAAAH!"

 

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Hulk Hogan Vs. The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff (/w Slick)

 

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The Hulkster was against all odds in this one tonight, as he faced off against The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff, while fighting with broken ribs. Sheik and Volkoff took advantage of this and it really brought Hogan down fast. Sheik and Volkoff made frequent tags, while continually attacking Hogan's injured ribs. The crowd here in Tampa, Florida was getting louder and louder, trying to urge Hogan to comeback in the match. The chants worked in the favor of Hogan, as he began to pump up, he delivered several punches to The Sheik's face. Volkoff attempted to get involved, but he was brought down quick with a big boot. Hogan than continued where he left off and finished Sheik off with the big Leg Drop. Hogan went for the pin and the referee declared Hogan victorious.

 

Winner: Hulk Hogan

 

Match Time: 5:41

 

Finish: Leg Drop on The Iron Sheik leads to the pin.

 

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Hulk Hogan began to celebrate inside the ring, showing clear signs that he was fighting the pain from his injured ribs. Slick was watching at ringside looking at unease, while his clients had enough and began to walk up the ramp. While they made their way up the ramp, Bobby Heenan and Andre The Giant began to make their way down to the ring.

 

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Heenan stayed at ringside, while Andre The Giant got into the ring and went face to face with Hogan. Heenan began to urge Andre to attack Hogan and he responded by throwing the first strike to Hogan. Hogan did his best to fight back, but the injured ribs really began to take effect. Andre took advantage of that and demolished Hogan inside the ring, as the crowd booed. Heenan cheered Andre on and complimented him on his performance.

 

Bobby Heenan: "HAHAHA, I told you Hogan, I told you Andre The Giant would squash you like the insect you are! Ladies and gentleman, you are looking at your next WWF World Heavyweight Champion... ANDRE THE GIANT! Hogan, not only will your reign come to an end at WrestleMania, but so will your career! HAHAHAHA!"

 

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TV Rating: 1.36 (1,023,920 Viewers)

 

Show's Overall Rating

 

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Backstage Incidents

 

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WWF Wrestling Challenge #3

 

March 20th, 1987

 

From the Flowers Hall in Florence, Alabama

 

Attendance: 3,481

 

Announce Team: Lord Alfred Hayes & Gorilla Monsoon

 

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In a victory that will no doubt give her a future WWF Womens Championship match, Velvet McIntyre defeated the women's champion herself, The Fabulous Moolah in 4:04 with a McIntyre Roll. (D,46)

 

Backstage, Adrian Adonis (/w Jimmy Hart) claims that at WrestleMania, he'll be sending Roddy Piper back to Hollywood with a bald head once he wins the match. Adonis goes on to say that he will enjoy every minute of it. (B-,76)

 

The Wild Samoans rebounded tonight after being defeated twice in the past two weeks. They earned the win over The Young Stallions in 5:37, when Afa pinned Jim Powers with a Double Headbutt. (C,60)

 

A second video package is displayed of "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase. DiBiase brags in front of his luxury cars outside his mansion, about how he deserves everything he has earned unlike the WWF fans. (B,81)

 

With their match on the horizon, Davey Boy Smith and Jim Neidhart clashed in this one to determine who the better big men were. Both men put up a fight, but Smith ended it in 7:02 with a Running Powerslam. (C+,68)

 

The Junkyard Dog and Billy Jack Haynes talk about how they are prepared to beat their WrestleMania opponents next week in a tag team match on Superstars. (B-,72)

 

Paul Ordnorff took on George Steele, in what was a big slug-fest. Ordnorff came out with the victory in 6:57, after performing the piledriver to earn the win. (C,64)

 

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan claims that WrestleMania will be The Heenan Family's night, when Bundy or Ordnorff win the battle royal, Hercules locks in the most aggressive Full Nelson there is on Billy Jack Haynes, Race making the Junkyard Dog bow down and when Andre The Giant Defeats Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Championship. (B,82)

 

The main event featured Tito Santana versus Butch Reed, who came in this match looking more ripped than he was when he was last seen. Reed used his new size and shape to his advantage and came out with the win in 7:04, after performing a Gorilla Press Slam. (B,78)

 

Butch Reed (/w Slick) announced that he'll be the men that beats all of the 14 men inside that battle royal at WrestleMania. Afterwards, he'll go on to defeat whoever is the WWF Intercontinental Champion. (B,77)

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This Week's News

 

• Jim Crockett Promotions seen good value in Rick Rude as they have signed him to a 3-year written deal. The deal was finalized Friday morning on March 20th.

 

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<p>WWF Superstars & Challenge #4 (03/26, 03/27)</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="IHPJuwp.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/IHPJuwp.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF Superstars of Wrestling #4 </span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> March 26th, 1987 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> From the Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Attendance: 11,035 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Announce Team: Gorilla Monsoon, Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="MWaD8uI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/MWaD8uI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="3kTVnrL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/3kTVnrL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="UqNaRab.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/UqNaRab.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="qVfsfKq.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/qVfsfKq.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The WWF World Champion, Hulk Hogan, is backstage in which he talks about the punishment he suffered from the hands of Andre The Giant. He goes on to say that tonight, he wants one final stare down with the giant before their battle come this Sunday at WrestleMania. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Hulk Hogan:</strong> <em>"WrestleMania III is going to be the biggest show of all time, brother. This Sunday, I face my biggest challenge of my entire life when I take on a giant who has been undefeated for 15 years! A streak that goes well beyond my run as world champion and a streak that will never be topped. Come WrestleMania, I plan to be the man that breaks the streak and create a moment for myself and for all my Hulkamaniacs that will last forever. But that's Sunday, tonight I want Andre The Giant to meet me inside the middle of the ring, face to face. The doctors informed me to take the night off to heal my wounds, but I couldn't wait long enough for Sunday, not after what happened last week. I'll be ready, brother!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="CdawS1V.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CdawS1V.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Singles Match</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Butch Reed Vs. Koko B. Ware</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="eSUScO5.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/eSUScO5.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="EhlJC8Q.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/EhlJC8Q.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> With both men being involved in the 15-men battle royal at WrestleMania, they were both determined to walk into the event with some momentum. Butch Reed started the match off really strong, establishing himself as a force to be reckon with. Koko B. Ware had a slow start but began to pick up the pace mid-way through the match. Though, it wasn't enough to stop Reed, who delivered a big Shoulder Tackle and then finished the match with a pin, after delivering a vicious Gorilla Press Slam.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Butch Reed </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 5:02 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Gorilla Press Slam leads to pin. </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="lw64inG.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/lw64inG.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="P09v8SO.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/P09v8SO.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="XKWsGq2.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/XKWsGq2.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="1nLn9sR.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/1nLn9sR.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Slick's absence from Butch Reed's side was because he was backstage giving both The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff a lecture about winning and losing. Slick demanded that his clients represent him in a good way, by getting the job done and still prevailing with the win. Sheik and Nikolai wasn't too pleased with Slick's demands and suddenly, two Russian big men known as Ivan and Nikita Koloff in Jim Crockett Promotions approached Slick. </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="1AC6NsK.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/1AC6NsK.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="CWgzDp6.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CWgzDp6.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Ivan Koloff:</strong> <em>"Your so called "clients" no longer work for you anymore. So, I suggest you leave now if you know what's good for you." </em></p><p> </p><p> Slick was clearly intimidated by the two big men and quickly left the scene. They then approached The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff, with Ivan Koloff extending his hand to both men. Nikolai accepts the handshake, The Iron Sheik shows a slight smirk before eventually accepting his hand too.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="zV2ICaP.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zV2ICaP.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Singles Match</span></strong> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Dynamite Kid (/w Davey Boy Smith) Vs. Bret Hart (/w Jim Neidhart)</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="6bRkIpL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/6bRkIpL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="XUvEjoT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/XUvEjoT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="hcSzCdf.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/hcSzCdf.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="y1ANlMu.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/y1ANlMu.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> After the lost Jim Neidhart took from Davey Boy Smith, last week, Bret Hart was more than determined to have The Hart Foundation walking into WrestleMania with some momentum. Dynamite Kid showed a lot of courage and bravery, as he gave Bret a run for his money. Both men battled it out, with neither of them getting the advantage. Eventually, a distraction from Jim Neidhart, helped Bret execute a Bulldog and earn the pin afterwards.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Bret Hart </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 6:58 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Bulldog by Bret Hart on Dynamite Kid leads to pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="lw64inG.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/lw64inG.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="XUvEjoT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/XUvEjoT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="6bRkIpL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/6bRkIpL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="hcSzCdf.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/hcSzCdf.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="y1ANlMu.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/y1ANlMu.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> After the referee had called for the bell, Davey Boy Smith went straight after Jim Neidhart and the two began to brawl outside the ring. Dynamite Kid wasn't too pleased, as he attacked Bret Hart. The men fought all the way up to the ramp, which eventually ended the brawl on-screen.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="0GCrUEg.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/0GCrUEg.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="PuCUrVp.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/PuCUrVp.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> Gene Okerlund is backstage, where he interviews Bobby "The Brain Heenan" on whether or not Andre The Giant is here in the building and if he is, will he accept Hogan's face to face confrontation later tonight.</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bobby Heenan:</strong> <em>"Hulk Hogan must have not learned his lesson from last week, if he's out here wanting a one on one confrontation. I'm beginning to think that Hogan has lost his mind, as everyone including myself, knows that Andre The Giant will just humiliate Hogan again. To answer your question, Andre The Giant is in fact here tonight. Now will he accept the stare down? I think last week answers that question."</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="vd6asEe.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vd6asEe.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Tag Team Match</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Junkyard Dog & Billy Jack Haynes Vs. Hercules & Harley Race (/w Bobby Heenan)</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="mGHyoRw.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/mGHyoRw.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="vLZYvFi.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vLZYvFi.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="L90N9Cd.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/L90N9Cd.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="SfKkKgn.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/SfKkKgn.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Both teams were ready to get their hands on each other, which was clearly the case the moment the bell rang. Junkyard Dog and Harley Race went at each other, with Junkyard Dog having majority of the offense. Once Race tagged in Hercules, it became a different story. Hercules was made to look really strong in this match and it paid off. Billy Jack Haynes was eventually tagged in and delivered multiple strikes, leading to a few suplexes. Haynes has been a victim of The Heenan Family for quite some time now, so this moment really played well for him. The victory looked to be headed for Junkyard Dog and Haynes but that was until...</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="zb45lts.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zb45lts.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="dMedi79.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/dMedi79.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> King Kong Bundy and Paul Ordnorff, members of The Heenan Family came onto the scene. Bobby Heenan was ecstatic to see them, as they attacked Junkyard Dog at ringside. The referee noticed the attack and declared Junkyard Dog and Billy Jack Haynes the winner due to disqualification. The announcement didn't stop The Heenan Family though, as they then set their sights on Billy Jack Haynes and dismantled him inside the ring. The final moments witnessed The Heenan Family raising their arms, as if they were the ones who came out of this victorious.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winners: Junkyard Dog & Billy Jack Haynes </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 7:33 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Bundy & Ordnorff Attacks Junkyard Dog, leading to DQ</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="vd6asEe.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vd6asEe.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="m6ccZPA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/m6ccZPA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="XCPBTMT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/XCPBTMT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Miss Elizabeth is standing beside the WWF Intercontinental Champion, Randy Savage, who cuts a promo hyping up his match against Ricky Steamboat this Sunday at WrestleMania III. Savage notes that WrestleMania is almost here and he's more excited than ever to beat Steamboat in front of thousands of fans in attendance. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Randy Savage:</strong> <em>"The clock is ticking, but who is counting? Nobody, why is that? Because, everyone here and watching at home knows that the "Macho Man" Randy Savage will go on to slay Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat. Yeah! I'm carrying this title to new heights, come WrestleMania III, I'll seize the spotlight! OOOHHHHHH YEEAAAHHH!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="5tNtQ2m.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/5tNtQ2m.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Singles Match</span></strong> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Jake Roberts Vs. Bob Orton Jr.</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="xKGu5ha.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/xKGu5ha.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="Elqbt1b.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Elqbt1b.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> This is Jake Roberts' first match back since February, in which Roberts looked to use this match as a warm up bout. "Cowboy" Bob Orton though wasn't going to make things easy for Roberts though in his first match back. Orton delivered some hard-hitting blows and executed well on some submission holds. Roberts eventually found his groove and fought his way back into the match, Orton tried his best to fight back but he was soon hit with an DDT. Roberts then went for the pin and was declared the winner.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Jake Roberts </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 5:34 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: DDT leads to the pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="vd6asEe.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vd6asEe.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="xKGu5ha.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/xKGu5ha.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Jake Roberts began to celebrate his victory, as the fans cheered him on. The celebration was short lived once The Honky Tonk Man came down the ramp with his guitar.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="8MJG2ua.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/8MJG2ua.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Roberts had his back turned and didn't notice the Honky Tonk Men was on his way to the ring. HTM entered the ring, as soon as Roberts turned around, HTM attempted to strike with his guitar but Roberts dodged the bullet this time. Roberts quickly retaliated by delivering a DDT. He then continued his celebration, while HTM rolled out of the ring in defeat.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="qAYNaZw.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/qAYNaZw.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="qVfsfKq.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/qVfsfKq.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The WWF World Champion, Hulk Hogan came out to the ring looking pumped up and ready for a fight. Hogan began to talk about the days Andre and he were good friends until Bobby Heenan got involved and had Andre turn his back against him.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Hulk Hogan:</strong> <em>"Never in a million years, would I ever think I would have to face a man I once considered my best friend, at WrestleMania for the world championship. Andre had the 15-year streak and I had the world championship, together we were on top of the world, brother! Then that all took a change for the worse, the moment Bobby "The Weasel" Heenan got involved. Since day one, that weasel has been trying to pull all the stops to ensure that The Hulkster isn't world champion. Time after time, I prevailed thanks to all you Hulkamaniacs. Without you, there wouldn't be no Hulkamania, brother!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>Suddenly, Bobby Heenan begins to speak, as he and Andre The Giant are shown walking down the ramp and to the ring.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="Be2WuaS.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Be2WuaS.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bobby Heenan:</strong> <em>"Please, oh please just stop it Hogan. You continue to deny the unavoidable fact that this Sunday, Andre The Giant will squash you and finally bring the WWF World Championship to The Heenan Family. It’s a fact that you can't run away from Hulk, no matter how many "Hulkamaniacs" you got by your side. Your time is up, just look at yourself, you aren't even supposed to be out here with them broken ribs of yours. Your already at a disadvantage, that's not even mentioning the size comparison. Do you honestly believe your unstoppable, unbeatable, in the shape that you're in?"</em></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Hulk Hogan:</strong> <em>"We can find out right now what shape I'm in, brother! Andre, get inside this ring and face me, face to face!"</em></p><p> </p><p> Heenan insists Andre gets inside the ring, which he does. Andre looks down on Hogan, who attempts to make Andre realize that Heenan has him poisoned. Heenan demands Andre to not listen to what he says and demands Andre to beat Hogan down. Andre puts his hand on Hogan, which Hogan pushes it off quickly. Hogan then pushes Andre hard, having him go back a few feet. Hogan then rips off his shirt, with the tape still wrapped around his ribs. Hogan and Andre began to trade words, that only them two could hear.</p><p> </p><p> Afterwards, they collided inside the ring. Hogan began throwing punches, which was clear that these punches were connecting with some heavy damage. Andre would not let the punches faze him though, as he delivers blow after blow towards Hogan's injured ribs.</p><p> </p><p> Heenan then demanded Andre to squeeze the life out of him, Andre picked Hogan up and wrapped him with his giant arms, applying a massive bear hug. Hogan struggled desperately trying to get out of the hold, but every squeeze made it more difficult for him. Andre finally let go, as he seemed satisfied with the damage he delivered. Hogan fell to the mat and was laid out cold. Heenan began praising Andre, as he laughed at the fallen champion. They left the ring, leaving behind the carnage they left behind. The WWF's medical rushed to the aid of the injured champion, who was showing the agony of the injury. The medical staff helped Hogan up on a stretcher, but Hogan refused and began to walk backstage with their assistance. The crowd expressed relief afterwards, while many Hulkamaniacs were worried that Sunday could possibly be Hogan's final night as world champion.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="UTlDt4o.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/UTlDt4o.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>TV Rating: 1.33 (1,004,480 Viewers) </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Show's Overall Rating:</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong><img alt="I4lsuHN.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/I4lsuHN.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Backstage News</span></strong><p> </p><p> • PWI voted Bruiser Brody as the top brawler in professional wrestling today.</p><p> </p><p> • Hulk Hogan believes that Koko B. Ware doesn't connect with the crowd and that he should probably be let go.</p><p> </p><p> • Harley Race doesn't think Billy Jack Haynes can sell worth a damn and that he needs to learn or be let go.</p><p> </p><p> • Honky Tonk Man thinks that the Dynamite Kid is clumsy and will eventually end up hurting somebody.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="v3oziil.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/v3oziil.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF Wrestling Challenge #4 </span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> March 27th, 1987 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> From the Edmund P. Joyce Center in Notre Dame, Indiana </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Attendance: 9,492 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Announce Team: Lord Alfred Hayes & Gorilla Monsoon</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="sit2qQa.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/sit2qQa.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="MWaD8uI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/MWaD8uI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>The Dream Team proved that they could come together when they defeated The Rougeau Brothers in 6:49, after Brutus Beefcake got the submission on Jacques Rougeau. <strong>(C+,67)</strong> <p> </p><p> Jimmy Hart cuts a promo hyping the WWF World Tag Team Championship match at WrestleMania between The British Bulldogs and The Hart Foundation. Hart states that The Hart Foundation will walk out victorious. <strong>(C,61)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Harley Race earned himself some much-needed momentum when he defeated Jim Brunzell in 5:34 with a Diving Headbutt. <strong>(B-,73)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Ted DiBiase goes to a local business and offers an employee a check of $1,000 to quit their job. The employee accepts the check and agrees to quit, which makes DiBiase laugh at today's society. <strong>(C+,66)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Another win went to The Heenan Family, when Paul Ordnorff defeated S.D. Jones in 7:30 with a Lariat. <strong>(C+,66)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Gene Okerlund confirms that Hulk Hogan will still be at WrestleMania to defend the WWF World Championship. Okerlund then asks Heenan on his thoughts of the news, which Heenan expresses doubt of Hogan winning. <strong>(B+,85)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> A video package is shown of the rivalry between Ricky Steamboat Vs. Randy Savage for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. <strong>(B-,75)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> In a hard-fought match, Ricky Steamboat defeated Kamala in 6:44 with a Flying Karate Chop. <strong>(B-,76)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> One final video package is played hyping up some of the biggest matches at WrestleMania III and it encourages fans to not miss it <strong>(B,79)</strong></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>TV Rating: 0.49 (370,680 Viewers) </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Show Rating:</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="0NQuGYE.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/0NQuGYE.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Backstage News</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> • Greg Valentine has reportedly suffered an injury during tonight's match against The Rougeau Brothers. Valentine seems to have suffered some knee ligament damage and it is expected that he'll be out for a month. This is disappointing news, as he was recently announced to take place in the 15-man battle royal at WrestleMania III.</p><p> </p><p> • Harley Race believes that Jacques Rougeau doesn't connect with the fans and that he believes the kid has little upside.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">This Week's News</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> • N/A</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="NDkRJ1a.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/NDkRJ1a.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WrestleMania III Match-Card/Prediction Scoreboard</span></strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF World Heavyweight Championship:</span> Andre The Giant Vs. Hulk Hogan ©</p><p> </p><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF Intercontinental Championship:</span> Ricky Steamboat Vs. Randy Savage ©</p><p> </p><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF World Tag Team Championships:</span> The British Bulldogs Vs. The Hart Foundation ©</p><p> </p><p> Jake Roberts Vs. Honky Tonk Man</p><p> </p><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Loser Must Bow:</span> Junkyard Dog Vs. "King" Harley Race</p><p> </p><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Hair Vs. Hair:</span> Adrian Adonis Vs. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper</p><p> </p><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Full Nelson Challenge:</span> Billy Jack Haynes Vs. Hercules</p><p> </p><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">15-Man Battle Royal, Winner Earns WWF Intercontinental Championship Match:</span> Bob Orton Jr. Vs. Brad Rheingans Vs. Brutus Beefcake Vs. Butch Reed Vs. Dino Bravo Vs. George Steele Vs. Jim Duggan Vs. Jim Powers Vs. Kamala Vs. King Kong Bundy Vs. Koko B. Ware Vs. Paul Ordnorff Vs. Paul Roma Vs. S.D. Jones Vs. Tito Santana</p><p> </p><p> Who Will Be The Last Man Eliminated In The Battle Royal?</p><p> </p><p> Match of the Night?</p><p> </p><p> Wild Guess Question: What will the final grade be for WrestleMania III?</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p> </p><p> The Match of the Night question is worth 3 Points, while the wild guess question is worth 6 points. All the matches are worth 2 points.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> I haven't yet decided on a prize but I'll be doing a 3-month contest (counting WrestleMania) which will fall into King of the Ring. By then, I should have a very good prize thought of. I'll post a 24-Hour warning for when I get ready to post WrestleMania!</p>
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WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Andre The Giant Vs. Hulk Hogan ©


It's the only way to go.

 


WWF Intercontinental Championship: Ricky Steamboat Vs. Randy Savage ©


I'm hoping Ricky can have a good run.

 


WWF World Tag Team Championships: The British Bulldogs Vs. The Hart Foundation ©


Could go either way, really.

 


Jake Roberts Vs. Honky Tonk Man


Jake gets cemented as a big deal.

 


Loser Must Bow: Junkyard Dog Vs. "King" Harley Race


I see shenanigans for this one.

 


Hair Vs. Hair: Adrian Adonis Vs. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper


Curious to see if you actually keep him.

 


Full Nelson Challenge: Billy Jack Haynes Vs. Hercules


Too easy.

 


15-Man Battle Royal, Winner Earns WWF Intercontinental Championship Match: Bob Orton Jr. Vs. Brad Rheingans Vs. Brutus Beefcake Vs. Butch Reed Vs. Dino Bravo Vs. George Steele Vs. Jim Duggan Vs. Jim Powers Vs. Kamala Vs. King Kong Bundy Vs. Koko B. Ware Vs. Paul Ordnorff Vs. Paul Roma Vs. S.D. Jones Vs. Tito Santana


I'm torn between Mr. Wonderful and Bundy, but Orndorff vs. Steamboat sounds much better, so I'll go with him.

 


Who Will Be The Last Man Eliminated In The Battle Royal? Brutus Beefcake

 


Match of the Night? Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage

 


Wild Guess Question: What will the final grade be for WrestleMania III? B+

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<p>Hulk Hogan</p><p>

Ricky Steamboat - <em>Losing the IC title can set Macho up for a run at Hogan in the future.</em></p><p>

Hart Foundation - <em>Dynamite's physical condition makes him pretty unreliable to carry the belts.</em></p><p>

Jake Roberts - <em>Alice Cooper and all?</em></p><p>

Harley Race</p><p>

Roddy Piper</p><p>

Hercules - <em>Herc is my boy, if you do right by him he'll be something special.</em></p><p>

Paul Orndorff - <em>Mr. Wonderful should give The Dragon a strong run for his money.</em></p><p> </p><p>

Last eliminated: Brutus Beefcake, which will fuel his face turn later in the show.</p><p>

MOTN: Steamboat vs. Savage, as it should be</p><p>

Grade: A</p>

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<p>WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Andre The Giant Vs. <strong>Hulk Hogan ©</strong> </p><p> </p><p>

WWF Intercontinental Championship: <strong>Ricky Steamboat</strong> Vs. Randy Savage ©</p><p> </p><p>

WWF World Tag Team Championships: The British Bulldogs Vs. <strong>The Hart Foundation ©</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Jake Roberts Vs. <strong>Honky Tonk Man</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Loser Must Bow: Junkyard Dog Vs. <strong>"King" Harley Race</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Hair Vs. Hair: Adrian Adonis Vs. <strong>"Rowdy" Roddy Piper</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Full Nelson Challenge: Billy Jack Haynes Vs. <strong>Hercules</strong></p><p> </p><p>

15-Man Battle Royal, Winner Earns WWF Intercontinental Championship Match: Bob Orton Jr. Vs. Brad Rheingans Vs. Brutus Beefcake Vs. Butch Reed Vs. <strong>Dino Bravo</strong> Vs. George Steele Vs. Jim Duggan Vs. Jim Powers Vs. Kamala Vs. King Kong Bundy Vs. Koko B. Ware Vs. Paul Ordnorff Vs. Paul Roma Vs. S.D. Jones Vs. Tito Santana</p><p> </p><p>

Who Will Be The Last Man Eliminated In The Battle Royal? <strong>Tito Santana</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Match of the Night? <strong>Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat</strong> will be one of them. I could see a tie occurring because that Bulldogs and Hart Foundation match will do great.</p><p> </p><p>

Wild Guess Question: What will the final grade be for WrestleMania III? <strong>83</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Look forward to see the direction you take on this. On mine I took a current day approach. Wanting to see if you stick to script or shake things up like I did.</p>

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<p>WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Andre The Giant Vs. <strong>Hulk Hogan</strong> ©</p><p> </p><p>

WWF Intercontinental Championship: <strong>Ricky Steamboat</strong> Vs. Randy Savage ©</p><p> </p><p>

WWF World Tag Team Championships: The British Bulldogs Vs. <strong>The Hart Foundation</strong> ©</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Jake Roberts</strong> Vs. Honky Tonk Man</p><p> </p><p>

Loser Must Bow: <strong>Junkyard Dog</strong> Vs. "King" Harley Race</p><p> </p><p>

Hair Vs. Hair: Adrian Adonis Vs. <strong>"Rowdy" Roddy Piper</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Full Nelson Challenge: Billy Jack Haynes Vs. <strong>Hercules</strong></p><p> </p><p>

15-Man Battle Royal, Winner Earns WWF Intercontinental Championship Match: Bob Orton Jr. Vs. Brad Rheingans Vs. Brutus Beefcake Vs. <strong>Butch Reed </strong>Vs. Dino Bravo Vs. George Steele Vs. Jim Duggan Vs. Jim Powers Vs. Kamala Vs. King Kong Bundy Vs. Koko B. Ware Vs. Paul Ordnorff Vs. Paul Roma Vs. S.D. Jones Vs. Tito Santana</p><p> </p><p>

Who Will Be The Last Man Eliminated In The Battle Royal? <strong>Duggan</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Match of the Night? <strong>Steamboat vs. Savage</strong>, unless you can get a much better grade out of Hogan/Andre than I did way back when.</p><p> </p><p>

Wild Guess Question: What will the final grade be for WrestleMania III? <strong>B</strong></p>

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WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Andre The Giant

 

WWF Intercontinental Championship: Ricky Steamboat

 

WWF World Tag Team Championships: The Hart Foundation ©

 

Jake Roberts

Jake gets cemented as a big deal.

 

Loser Must Bow: "King" Harley Race

 

Hair Vs. Hair: “Rowdy" Roddy Piper

 

 

Full Nelson Challenge: Hercules

Too easy.

 

15-Man Battle Royal, Winner Earns WWF Intercontinental Championship Match: Bob Orton Jr. Vs. Brad Rheingans Vs. Brutus Beefcake Vs. Butch Reed Vs. Dino Bravo Vs. George Steele Vs. Jim Duggan Vs. Jim Powers Vs. Kamala Vs. King Kong Bundy Vs. Koko B. Ware Vs. Paul Ordnorff Vs. Paul Roma Vs. S.D. Jones Vs. Tito Santana

 

Mr. Wonderful

 

Who Will Be The Last Man Eliminated In The Battle Royal? Jim Duggan

 

Match of the Night? Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage

 

Wild Guess Question: What will the final grade be for WrestleMania III? B+

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<p>WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Andre The Giant Vs. <strong>Hulk Hogan ©</strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><p>

WWF Intercontinental Championship: <strong>Ricky Steamboat</strong> Vs. Randy Savage ©</p><p> </p><p>

WWF World Tag Team Championships: <strong>The British Bulldogs </strong>Vs. The Hart Foundation ©</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Jake Roberts</strong> Vs. Honky Tonk Man</p><p> </p><p>

Loser Must Bow: Junkyard Dog Vs. <strong>"King" Harley Race</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Hair Vs. Hair: Adrian Adonis Vs. <strong>"Rowdy" Roddy Piper</strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><p>

Full Nelson Challenge: Billy Jack Haynes Vs. <strong>Hercules</strong></p><p> </p><p>

15-Man Battle Royal, Winner Earns WWF Intercontinental Championship Match: Bob Orton Jr. Vs. Brad Rheingans Vs. Brutus Beefcake Vs. Butch Reed Vs. Dino Bravo Vs. George Steele Vs. Jim Duggan Vs. Jim Powers Vs. Kamala Vs. King Kong Bundy Vs. Koko B. Ware Vs. <strong>Paul Ordnorff</strong> Vs. Paul Roma Vs. S.D. Jones Vs. Tito Santana</p><p> </p><p>

Who Will Be The Last Man Eliminated In The Battle Royal? <strong>Tito Santana</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Match of the Night? <strong>The British Bulldogs vs. The Hart Foundation</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Wild Guess Question: What will the final grade be for WrestleMania III? <strong>90</strong></p>

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<p>WWF WrestleMania III (03-29-87)</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Pre-Show</span></strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Ted DiBiase made his WWF in-ring debut against Rick Martel, in which DiBiase won in 6:56 With the Million Dollar Dream. <strong>(C,63)</strong></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="Yk6iGCq.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Yk6iGCq.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF WrestleMania III</span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> March 29th, 1987</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> From the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit, Michigan</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Attendance: 93,173 </strong><strong><span style="color:#00FF00;">(Sold-Out)</span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Announce Team: Gorilla Monsoon, Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura</strong> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="MWaD8uI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/MWaD8uI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="3kTVnrL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/3kTVnrL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="UqNaRab.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/UqNaRab.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="3kTVnrL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/3kTVnrL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="Licfc5x.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Licfc5x.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> Vince McMahon welcomes everyone to WrestleMania III and announces that 93,173 people are in attendance, which is a new attendance record. Afterwards, McMahon introduced the fans to the "Queen of Soul", Aretha Franklin, who performed "America the Beautiful" to kick off the show. </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uJknqQ7.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uJknqQ7.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Winner Earns WWF Intercontinental Title Match </span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> 15-Man Battle Royal</span></strong> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Brutus Beefcake Vs. Bob Orton Jr Vs. Brad Rheingans Vs. Butch Reed Vs. Dino Bravo Vs. George Steele Vs. Jim Duggan Vs. Jim Powers Vs. Kamala Vs.</strong></p><p><strong> King Kong Bundy Vs. Koko B. Ware Vs. Paul Ordnorff Vs. Paul Roma Vs. S.D Jones Vs. Tito Santana</strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="Kqwd8ay.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Kqwd8ay.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="Elqbt1b.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Elqbt1b.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="IFMzvjH.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/IFMzvjH.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="eSUScO5.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/eSUScO5.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="0vGGMqZ.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/0vGGMqZ.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="ZKbkcnu.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/ZKbkcnu.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="zGMy5Ts.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zGMy5Ts.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="SBQhT0m.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/SBQhT0m.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="RfcRehA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/RfcRehA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="zb45lts.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zb45lts.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="EhlJC8Q.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/EhlJC8Q.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="dMedi79.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/dMedi79.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="RiZxSUE.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/RiZxSUE.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="9TFnBDN.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/9TFnBDN.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="7wSfUCI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/7wSfUCI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> The match kicks off with everyone going after everyone, with every man trying to come out of this as the winner. The Young Stallions attempted to get King Kong Bundy eliminated, but Bundy was too much to overcome and he ended up eliminating them both. </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="SBQhT0m.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/SBQhT0m.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="RiZxSUE.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/RiZxSUE.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Eliminated: Paul Roma & Jim Powers</strong></p><p> </p><p> The Canadian Strongmen, Dino Bravo recognized the team of Paul Ordnorff and King Kong Bundy and attempted to break that teamwork up. While he attempted to do so, Koko B. Ware battled it out with Brad Rheingans and eventually eliminated Rheingans to earn himself an elimination. </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="IFMzvjH.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/IFMzvjH.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Eliminated: Brad Rheingans</strong></p><p> </p><p> Dino Bravo was almost successfully able to eliminate Paul Ordnorff after breaking up the teamwork between him and Bundy. Although, King Kong Bundy came to the save last minute and racked up his third elimination when he eliminated the Canadian Strongmen.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="0vGGMqZ.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/0vGGMqZ.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Eliminated: Dino Bravo</strong></p><p> </p><p> Jim Duggan quickly went after King Kong Bundy, as did Kamala, as both big men tried to eliminate perhaps the biggest men in this battle royal. Ordnorff came to the rescue and helped Bundy but at the cost of rescuing him, Duggan got Ordnorff out. However, Bundy avenged his fellow teammate by eliminating Duggan.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="dMedi79.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/dMedi79.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="zGMy5Ts.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zGMy5Ts.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Eliminated: Paul Ordnorff & Jim Duggan</strong></p><p> </p><p> S.D Jones and Tito Santana was battling it out on the other end, with neither men getting the advantage over each other. S.D Jones came close to the elimination but Butch Reed came out of nowhere and delivered a double clothline, eliminating both men. Reed's double elimination made for a strong debut on his first PPV.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="9TFnBDN.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/9TFnBDN.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="7wSfUCI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/7wSfUCI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Eliminated: S.D Jones & Tito Santana</strong></p><p> </p><p> Kamala retreated from his battle with King Kong Bundy, as he was on the verge of being next on the list of guys who were eliminated. "Cowboy" Bob Orton was determined to take out the seemingly exhausted King Kong Bundy, but as soon as we went after him, Bundy lifted him over his shoulders and over the top ropes.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="Elqbt1b.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Elqbt1b.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Eliminated: Bob Orton Jr.</strong></p><p> </p><p> Afterwards, Koko B. Ware is shown fighting Brutus Beefcake, while Butch Reed is fighting in the corner with George Steele. Kamala went back on the offense of trying to bring King Kong Bundy down and was very close to doing so. Bundy was almost eliminated but he was able to fight back with some hard-hitting elbows. Butch Reed saw that Bundy was a big threat in this match and turned his attention onto him. He began to help Kamala out, but it just wasn't quite enough. Bundy began to fight back again, but more help came with Koko B. Ware. The three men pulled together and was finally able to eliminate Bundy from the match.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="zb45lts.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zb45lts.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Eliminated: King Kong Bundy</strong></p><p> </p><p> All three men began to show signs of exhaustion after that big elimination, which helped Brutus Beefcake quickly take advantage and eliminate Koko B. Ware.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="EhlJC8Q.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/EhlJC8Q.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Eliminated: Koko B. Ware</strong></p><p> </p><p> We were now down to only four men in this match, Butch Reed, Kamala, Brutus Beefcake and George Steele. Steele, not knowing who to go after, attacked Beefcake and both men began fighting. Reed took this time to restore some of his energy. until Kamala went after him. Beefcake and Steele fought endlessly, until Beefcake finally got the advantage he needed and earned himself the elimination.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="ZKbkcnu.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/ZKbkcnu.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Eliminated: George Steele</strong></p><p> </p><p> "The Natural" Butch Reed and Brutus Beefcake knew they were at a disadvantage when it came to Kamala, which led to both men working together attempting to get Kamala eliminated. Kamala wouldn't get tossed out without a fight, but eventually the strength of Reed and the help from Beefcake helped get Kamala eliminated.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="RfcRehA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/RfcRehA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Eliminated: Kamala</strong></p><p> </p><p> It came down to Butch Reed and Brutus Beefcake as the last two men in the ring and with a chance to headline the next PPV for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. Reed went after Beefcake instantly, trying to get him out. While, Beefcake did his best to prove himself as a singles competitor. Both men brought the fight to each other, as they wanted to make a name for themselves at WrestleMania. Eventually, Reed showed he had a slight bit more stamina left in the tank then Beefcake, as he began tossing strikes at Beefcake, who was looking lost. Reed eventually delivered a Gorilla Press Slam and threw Beefcake over the top ropes to win his first PPV match and earn himself a future WWF Intercontinental Championship match.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="Kqwd8ay.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Kqwd8ay.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Eliminated: Brutus Beefcake</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="eSUScO5.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/eSUScO5.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: "The Natural" Butch Reed </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Most Eliminations: 5 (King Kong Bundy & Butch Reed)</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 9:32 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Reed eliminates Brutus Beefcake to earn the victory.</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="YE86R4U.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/YE86R4U.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Full Nelson Challenge Match</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Billy Jack Haynes Vs. Hercules (/w Bobby Heenan)</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="vLZYvFi.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vLZYvFi.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="L90N9Cd.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/L90N9Cd.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="VkBg7y1.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/VkBg7y1.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> We now had the Full Nelson Challenge match, in which was a basic match with the ending having to be a Full Nelson submission victory. Billy Jack Haynes knew that this was his moment to shine, all he had to do was overcome the massive strength of Hercules. He attempted to do so in the early going, but Hercules brought him down with some strong grapples. Hercules attempted the Full Nelson early, but Haynes was able to escape in time. Haynes began to deliver some left and right blows to Hercules, who was becoming dazed by the punches. Haynes tried the Full Nelson himself, but Hercules was able to get out and dominate afterwards. It wouldn't be long until Hercules finally stole Haynes' moment and made him tap out to the Full Nelson.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Hercules </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 8:26 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Full Nelson by Hercules leads to submission.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="E7zxAhl.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/E7zxAhl.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="qVfsfKq.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/qVfsfKq.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="bZVQ1JR.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/bZVQ1JR.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Backstage, the audience was welcomed a celebrity guest interviewer of "Mr. Baseball" Bob Uecker. Uecker announced his guest tonight as the WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Hulk Hogan. Uecker asked Hogan on how he was feeling about the biggest match in his life in front of 90,000+ fans packed here in the Silverdome. Hogan responded that he has never been more prepared for a fight than he is tonight. Hogan added that words could never express how thankful he is for each and every one of his Hulkamaniacs, who came out here tonight to witness him slay the giant. Hogan finished up the interview by throwing one direct message to his opponent, Andre The Giant. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Hulk Hogan:</strong> <em>"Andre, all of these people here and around the world used to look up to you. You were once my friend, and yet you threw that bond and the support from the fans, all away. You threw it all away and for what? To be another one of Bobby Heenan's goons? Look at where it got you now, brother! A showdown between you and me, here at WrestleMania III, in front of 90 thousand Hulkamaniacs here in the Silverdome and millions more around the world. Andre, whenever it's all over, I hope that you can live with the decision that you made and more importantly, with yourself. Because when it's all over, you're going to realize that you threw it all away for NOTHING! So, Andre, whatcha gonna do when 93,173 Hulkamaniacs run wild on you?!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="5tNtQ2m.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/5tNtQ2m.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Hair Vs. Hair Match</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Adrian Adonis (/w Jimmy Hart) Vs. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="TuzqxkA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/TuzqxkA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="UKbly4v.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/UKbly4v.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="6UxIxMn.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/6UxIxMn.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> One of the most anticipated matches was about to happen as Adrian Adonis and Roddy Piper looked to square off in what could possibly be Piper's last match in professional wrestling. The hate between these two men was clear enough ever since Adonis' Flower Shop that had replaced Piper's during Roddy's absence. </p><p> </p><p> Both men were eager to show that they were the better men, knowing that the winner would get to shave the hair of the loser and cement a WrestleMania moment. Both men fought each other to the edge numerous times and looked like any one of them could come out of this as the winner. Jimmy Hart did his best at ringside to distract Piper, so that Adrian could get the advantage. Both men had a very intense and physical match throughout, but eventually, Piper fell for Hart's distraction. </p><p> </p><p> The distraction helped Adonis apply the Goodnight Irene submission hold, Adonis began to smile as he was confident this was the end. The smile only got bigger from there, as Piper began to fade fast. The referee checked on Piper to ensure he was not unconscious and almost called the match off, until Piper began to show that he still had some fight left in him. Using the last of his strength, Piper was able to reach the ropes and the referee declared rope break. </p><p> </p><p> Adonis was frustrated and began to go after Piper, but Piper threw the offense to Adrian and started to make a comeback, which the fans cheered loudly for. After a few punches, Piper went for his famous Sleeper Hold and had the hold locked in good. Hart began to shout some words of encouragement through his microphone but they did no good for Adonis. The referee checked on Adonis and after 5 seconds of no response, the referee declared Adonis unconscious and announced Roddy Piper as the winner of the match.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 11:11 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Sleeper Hold from Piper led to referee's decision.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="CYRKcll.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CYRKcll.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="zO0LcFY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zO0LcFY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="UKbly4v.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/UKbly4v.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="6UxIxMn.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/6UxIxMn.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The sleeper hold from Piper really paid off in the aftermath, as it helped Piper cut Adrian Adonis' hair with ease. Piper was in no rush, as he took his time, playing to the crowd and taunting Jimmy Hart, who was at ringside panicking. After his enjoyment with Adrian, Piper decided to go after Jimmy Hart with the scissors, who ran around the ring terrified. Hart hurried in the ring to wake Adonis up, Adrian woke up as Hart quickly ran out the ring to escape Piper. Outraged by his hair being cut off, Adonis tried to attack Piper, who was in the ring. Piper blocked his shot and sent him over the top rope. Hart hurried to Adonis' aid and covered his head up with his jacket, as they escaped up the ramp. </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>"Rowdy" Roddy Piper celebrated inside the ring, as fans gave him a standing ovation as Piper's future in wrestling was uncertain.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="I4lsuHN.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/I4lsuHN.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF World Tag Team Championships</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="VVkBwub.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/VVkBwub.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Tag Team Match</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> The British Bulldogs Vs. The Hart Foundation ©</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="6bRkIpL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/6bRkIpL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="XUvEjoT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/XUvEjoT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="hcSzCdf.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/hcSzCdf.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="y1ANlMu.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/y1ANlMu.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The Hart Foundation was on their own in this match, as Jimmy Hart would not be seen for the rest of tonight after almost losing his hair to Roddy Piper. The absence of their manager didn't bother The Hart Foundation, as they looked calm and collective in this match. They clashed with the former champions in an exciting contest that continuously went back and forth. The excitement of this match proved that these two teams were the best in the WWF today and they didn't fail to live up to the fans expectations. Both teams made frequent tags, double team moves and had multiple near falls for both sides. </p><p> </p><p> The Hart Foundation looked great and seemed like they were on the verge of defending their tag team titles, but Davey Boy Smith reclaimed the momentum with his strength over Bret Hart. He went on a tear on both Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart, as he looked unstoppable and really made this match look good for The British Bulldogs. However, an accidental bump to the referee, Dave Hebner, made The British Bulldogs lose momentum. Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart tried to cheat their way into earning momentum as the referee was down but instead something else happened...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="0XovBcY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/0XovBcY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Danny Davis, the crooked referee who helped The Hart Foundation defeat The British Bulldogs for the tag titles back in January, made his arrival. He took over the referee job of Dave Hebner and The British Bulldogs were not pleased. The surprise arrival of Danny Davis, helped tag team champions get the upper hand. As Jim Neidhart went after Dynamite Kid on the outside, the attack distracted Davey Boy Smith and it helped Bret Hart get the victory roll over Smith. Davis made a fast count of the pin and declared The Hart Foundation as the winners. Davis quickly escaped with The Hart Foundation, as The British Bulldogs stood in the ring furious over what just happened.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winners: The Hart Foundation </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 12:03 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: A Victory Roll from Bret Hart on Davey Boy Smith led to a fast count by special guest referee, Danny Davis.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="vd6asEe.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vd6asEe.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="Be2WuaS.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Be2WuaS.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="bZVQ1JR.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/bZVQ1JR.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> "Mr. Baseball" Bob Uecker returned backstage, where he held another interview session about the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, only this time it was Andre The Giant. The interview was mainly Bobby Heenan answering Uecker's questions, while Andre stared down Uecker, who did his best to not seem nervous by the giant. Heenan discussed his displeasure with the battle royal but said that Hercules proved exactly why he's the alpha male of The Heenan Family. Now while The Heenan Family have enjoyed a little bit of success with that win, Heenan promised more to come. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bobby Heenan:</strong> <em>"I must say I'm quite disappointed that neither Bundy or Ordnorff couldn't get the job done. However, I can say that I'm impressed with "The Natural" Butch Reed to come out victorious. The guy has the size and skills to make it big and he'll be on my radar. I'm not impressed with Hercules winning, because I already knew he would. They don't call him the master of the Full Nelson for nothing now! Coming up, the great Harley Race will make that mutt that they call the Junkyard Dog, bow down. Whether he likes it or not, he'll be force to bow down to the king of the WWF. If that wasn't enough for you Bob, then get a load of the main finale! This man right here by my side will destroy Hulk Hogan and prove why he made the best choice for his career. So, all you so-called "Hulkamaniacs" get prepared for the biggest disappointment of your life."</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="5tNtQ2m.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/5tNtQ2m.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Loser Must Bow Match</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Junkyard Dog Vs. Harley Race (/w Bobby Heenan)</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="mGHyoRw.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/mGHyoRw.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="SfKkKgn.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/SfKkKgn.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="VkBg7y1.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/VkBg7y1.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Junkyard Dog came out to the arena with a huge pop from the Detroit, Michigan crowd. Harley Race came out to a negative reaction, but it didn't faze the self-proclaimed king none. The match started off hot, with Junkyard Dog looking to beat some sense into Race. Though, Race looked like he wanted nothing to do with Junkyard Dog, as he left the ring multiple times. Junkyard Dog finally had enough and went out chasing Race. This led to Race getting into the ring quickly and as soon as Junkyard Dog got into the ring, Race went on an attack. He was able to get some good momentum in but it wouldn't last long, when Junkyard Dog rebounded on the offensive end. Junkyard Dog delivered several punches to Race's face, which followed by a body slam. </p><p> </p><p> Afterwards, he went for his signature Dog Headbutts, as Bobby Heenan looked on nervously. He then finished the match off with a big Thump to earn the pinfall victory.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Junkyard Dog </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 9:43 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Thump! By Junkyard Dog leads to Pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="j9flkpx.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/j9flkpx.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="mGHyoRw.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/mGHyoRw.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="SfKkKgn.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/SfKkKgn.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> After the match, Junkyard Dog began to wait on Harley Race to bow down to him, as that was a part of the match stipulation. Race tried to reason with him, but Junkyard Dog wasn't having any of it. Bobby Heenan then got involved and began to yell at Junkyard Dog. Race took advantage of the distraction and delivered a hard strike to Junkyard Dog's jaw. Race and Heenan hurried out of the ring before he could get them. Junkyard Dog stayed inside the ring to play to the crowd.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="I4lsuHN.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/I4lsuHN.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Singles Match</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Jake Roberts Vs. Honky Tonk Man</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="xKGu5ha.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/xKGu5ha.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="8MJG2ua.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/8MJG2ua.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> This was Jake "The Snake" Roberts' night of revenge and he made that clear the moment the bell rang. Roberts hit Honkey Tonk Man with various jabs, clothlines and kicks, sinking in the enjoyment he was getting for that guitar shot he took to the head awhile back. HTM just looked lost without Jimmy Hart by his side and executed poorly on the offensive end. Roberts wasn't taking no loss tonight and he made sure to stay on HTM in case he tried taking an easy way out by losing to count out. HTM did just that too, but Roberts was quick to follow and stay on the offensive end throughout. </p><p> </p><p> This was clear in the books for Roberts, but HTM turned it all around when he raked Roberts in the eye. HTM followed up on the offense and didn't waste a minute to execute the Shake, Rattle and Roll finisher of his. HTM was confident that he had the match won, but Roberts would end up breaking out at 2 in a half. Jake reclaimed control of the match and ensured that that was the closet Honky was going to get to a win against him. The momentum of Roberts, eventually led to his finishing DDT and a pinfall in which the referee declared Jake Roberts the winner.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Jake Roberts </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 10:54 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: DDT by Jake Roberts leads to Pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="CmPkLOx.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CmPkLOx.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="xKGu5ha.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/xKGu5ha.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="8MJG2ua.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/8MJG2ua.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Jake Roberts celebrated the victory for a brief minute, as he seemed to be relieved to have finally earned his revenge. Afterwards, Roberts had an announcement to make... </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Jake Roberts:</strong> <em>"Well, it seems to be that your biggest hit just so happened to be your biggest flop, like I had imagined. That's okay though, cause Detroit and I never really thought of you as a big hit to begin with. Though, I got a special guest here tonight that I can certainly say is a big star here in Detroit, Michigan..."</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="Vj0Bce8.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Vj0Bce8.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Suddenly, "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" begins to play through the stadium, as Detroit's own, Alice Cooper made his arrival here in the Silverdome, wearing a Jason Voorhees hockey mask. The crowd erupted with cheers as the rock star made his way down the ramp. Cooper didn't come alone though, as he walked down the ramp with an expensive rock n roll guitar. </p><p> </p><p> Cooper took off the mask and got on the apron, insisting Roberts take the guitar and smash HTM in the head with it. Jake takes the guitar and as he turns around, HTM tries to attack Roberts. Roberts quickly dodges the attack and instead of using the guitar, delivers a second DDT. Roberts then insists that Cooper hits HTM in the head, as he lifts him up. Cooper doesn't hesitate as he smashes the guitar into HTM's head. The crowd eats up the moment, as Alice Cooper and Jake Roberts celebrate together inside the ring.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="CdawS1V.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CdawS1V.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p>A Video package is shown displaying the heated rivalry between Randy Savage and Ricky Steamboat for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. A feud that has been brewing up for months now, finally reaches its climax here at WrestleMania III.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="vd6asEe.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vd6asEe.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF Intercontinental Championship</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="CEJy4QQ.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CEJy4QQ.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Singles Match</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Ricky Steamboat Vs. Randy Savage © (/w Miss Elizabeth)</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="j5xFRdV.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/j5xFRdV.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="m6ccZPA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/m6ccZPA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="tNErM9S.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/tNErM9S.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The world watched as the rivalry between Ricky Steamboat and Randy Savage finally clashed on the biggest stage after months of escalation. The feud has been highlighted by the vicious attack of Savage jumping off the top rope with the ring bell onto Steamboat, which sent Steamboat to the hospital with an injured larynx. Watching Jake Roberts get his revenge, made Steamboat determined to get his and walk out with his first WWF Intercontinental Championship reign. Many expected this match to an all-out brawl, considering the heat that has been building up between these two for months. Despite that, this match was the complete opposite of that, as both men took their time on the offense and made every little move and hold count. They took their time, as both men wanted to avoid defeat here on the biggest stage of them all. The intentions of both the champion and the challenger was as simple and historical than anything, to walk out of WrestleMania III with the prestigious WWF Intercontinental Championship. Savage and Steamboat fought for honor and the payoff was a classic match, that will forever live on in professional wrestling as one of the biggest matches ever. </p><p> </p><p> The match was as open as it could be, with both competitors trading moves after moves, holds after holds. Neither one of them could get the advantage over each other, as they fought and clawed their way to the finish. Many pinfall attempts occurred, showing that both men were trying to put this match away as soon as they could. As the match progressed, more and more fans began to cheer louder and louder for the match, becoming more invested in it every minute. The match was becoming so much of a classic that it wouldn't even matter who actually won, as they tore the house down, with many regarding them both as winners. </p><p> </p><p> Though, only one could leave as the WWF Intercontinental Champion, which made this match so memorable. As the match entered the 20-minute mark, Randy Savage looked to have the match in his hands after a big scoop slam. Savage looked at the turnbuckle and seen that he had Steamboat positioned where he wanted him. Savage went up top and delivered a hard-hitting elbow drop onto Steamboat, which at this point, many thought this match was over. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>1... </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> 2...</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Somehow, someway, Steamboat broke out of the pin and it caused a huge uproar of cheers for the dragon. Savage couldn't believe it, as he was almost certain he had put Steamboat away. His temper and frustration became noticeable at this point, as he went outside to grab the ring bell. He entered the ring with it, as the referee warned him that if he hits Steamboat with the weapon, he'll be disqualified. Savage didn't seem like he cared anymore, as he waited for Steamboat to rise up. </p><p> </p><p> Miss Elizabeth hurried into the ring and made the attempt to stop Savage, who was outraged with her. Savage argued with her a brief minute before turning his attention on Ricky Steamboat, who unloaded a barrage of karate chops to the champion. Steamboat realized that this was his moment and so he got on top of the turnbuckle, prepared to capture the moment. He waited for Savage to get up and when he did, Steamboat delivered a Flying Karate Chop, that sent shock waves through the Silverdome. Steamboat then went for the pin... </p><p> </p><p> <strong>1... </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> 2... </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> 3...</strong> </p><p> </p><p> The referee then got up and declared Ricky Steamboat the winner by pinfall, the arena erupted with cheers as Steamboat tried to pull himself together to realize he had just won the WWF Intercontinental Championship. The fans were livid for this match, as it was an absolute epic match between two great competitors.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Ricky Steamboat </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 25:32 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Flying Karate Chop by Steamboat leads to Pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="KrP3Zg5.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/KrP3Zg5.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="j5xFRdV.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/j5xFRdV.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="m6ccZPA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/m6ccZPA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="XCPBTMT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/XCPBTMT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Ricky Steamboat celebrated the biggest match of his career and perhaps one of the greatest matches in WrestleMania history, that will live on forever. Savage finally stood up in the ring, as the disappointment was clear in his face. Steamboat approached him and offered a handshake, signaling to put their pasts behind them and to look at what a match they had. Savage looked at the handshake for a minute, thinking whether he should or shouldn't. After a minute, Savage finally slapped it away and left the ring with Miss Elizabeth, without saying a single word. Steamboat stayed in the ring to receive his WWF Intercontinental Championship and celebrate with the fans, as if this was truly the main event of WrestleMania III.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="bRTx7pC.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/bRTx7pC.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>The audience at the arena and at home get shown a final hype video of the highly anticipated WWF World Championship match between Andre The Giant and Hulk Hogan. The video showcases that Andre The Giant has been undefeated for 15 years and that he walks into this match with the clear advantage. While the video also showcases Hogan's 3 year run with the WWF World title. The video takes us back to how this whole feud broke out on the Pipers Pit, with Hogan getting a big trophy for being world champion for three years. While, Andre was presented a small trophy for being undefeated for fifth-teen years. The tension only escalated when Bobby Heenan announced himself as Andre's new manager, which led to attacks on Hogan by the giant himself.<p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="CmPkLOx.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CmPkLOx.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF World Heavyweight Championship</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="LSCgVH6.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/LSCgVH6.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Singles Match</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Andre The Giant (/w Bobby Heenan) Vs. Hulk Hogan ©</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="VkBg7y1.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/VkBg7y1.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="Be2WuaS.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Be2WuaS.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="qVfsfKq.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/qVfsfKq.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The highly most anticipated match on the card was upon us, Andre The Giant versus the WWF World Champion, Hulk Hogan. It was already clear that this match was going to have a hard time living up to the semi-main event, but these men did their best to deliver. Gorilla Monsoon noted that two things were on the line in this one, Hogan's three-year reign and Andre's 15-year undefeated streak. Either way, only one men was walking out of here as a true winner. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> The announcers talked heavily about Hogan's injured ribs and made note that that gives Andre a huge advantage over Hogan already, as if he wasn't already at an advantage. The attacks by The Heenan Family several weeks ago and by Andre's giant bearhug just this past Thursday, made it all clear that Hogan was really injured. Andre knew that as well, as he delivered punches, kicks and elbows all aiming at Hogan's ribs. Hogan expressed pain, as he did his best to fight off the giant. Heenan could be heard yelling at Hogan, telling him that he underestimated Andre and that he's now paying for it. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> We hit the 10-minute mark and it had seemed as though, Andre was ready to finish Hogan off with the same devastating bearhug he used on Thursday's Superstars. The fans watched in concern, hoping Hulkamania is still alive, while Heenan had a big smile on his face. It had looked like Hogan was in no shape to compete anymore, Hebner began to raise Hogan's arm. He raised it once and got no response, he raised it twice and got no response, he raised it for a third time but this time, he got a response. Hogan's arm stayed up... </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> All the Hulkamaniacs raised up from their seats, delighted that their hero was still in the match. They all began to cheer him on, as Heenan began to shout to at them to shut up. Hogan began throwing punch after punch to Andre's face until Andre was finally forced to release the hold. Hogan was up on his feet, while staggering just for a bit. Hogan would not rest though, he continued his fury of punches and has Andre staggering himself. Hogan then bounced from the ropes to hit a hard clothline, that many thought would bring the giant down, as he barely stood tall on his feet. Then, Hogan did what nobody expected... </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Hogan put all his strength, ignored all the pain in his ribs, and delivered a thunderous body slam to the giant. The fans erupted in cheers, as they could not believe what they had just seen. Heenan was shocked himself, as he could not believe it either. Hogan then bounced off the ropes again and delivered the big leg drop, earning himself the pin and officially slaying the giant. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Hulk Hogan </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 11:39 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Leg Drop by Hogan leads to Pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="3iOw8xX.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/3iOw8xX.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="qVfsfKq.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/qVfsfKq.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> As much confidence as Hogan had in himself during the buildup to this match, it was clear to see that this was even a shock to The Hulkster. Hogan dropped to his knees from exhaustion and digested all of the cheers he was receiving from the 93,173 fans in attendance. Hogan soon got up on his feet and celebrated the victory with all his Hulkamaniacs. He was handed his championship shortly afterwards and he raised it high. WrestleMania III ended with a big scene, as Hogan celebrated in the ring with his music playing, while Andre The Giant and Bobby Heenan headed up the ramp in disappointment. As much as Heenan wanted to see Hulkamania dead, Hogan proved tonight that Hulkamania is very much alive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="KrP3Zg5.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/KrP3Zg5.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WrestleMania III Overview</span></strong><p> </p><p> • Butch Reed made a big statement in his first PPV, by becoming victorious in the 15-man battle royal to become the new #1 contender for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. This win could possibly signal a big run for Reed's career, as he'll now look forward to facing Ricky Steamboat at The Big Event on April </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> • Hercules proved himself to be the master of the Full Nelson, after a huge win over Billy Jack Haynes. Hercules will be looking forward to continuing his dominance in the weeks to come after such a win. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> • "Rowdy" Roddy Piper celebrated a huge WrestleMania moment when he came out victorious and cut off the hair of Adrian Adonis. In what seems more and more likely to be Piper's retirement match, the fans sent him off into the sunset with a huge ovation. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> • The British Bulldogs came close to reclaiming their tag team gold, but once again came up short due to the crooked referee of Danny Davis. Falling short at WrestleMania makes many wonder whether or not The British Bulldogs are out of the WWF World Tag title picture. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> • Junkyard Dog came out with the victory over Harley Race and received a big pop from the crowd, but the feud between both men certainly seems far from over. Where this feud goes from here? There is no telling. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> • Jake Roberts sent Honky Tonk Men packing in a big way, not only did he do so with the win but also with the surprise appearance of Detroit Rockstar, Alice Cooper. WrestleMania III is highlighted with their celebrities and this was truly a WrestleMania moment. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> • In a match that will no doubt be remembered for year, perhaps decades to come, Steamboat and Savage had one epic match. There is no clue whether they'll continue to feud but one thing is for certain, Steamboat is the champion and he achieved it in a big feel good moment. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> • The Andre The Giant Vs. Hulk Hogan match may not have lived up to its height, but it created one of the biggest moments in WrestleMania history. The sight of Hogan body slamming Andre and coming out as the winner, despite being injured, highlighted what a special moment this was. The only question is, what's next for Hulk Hogan now as he looks to continue his 3-year run as WWF World Heavyweight Champion? Only time will tell.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>PPV Buy Rate: 0.65 (326,955 Buys)</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Show Overall Grade:</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong><img alt="KrP3Zg5.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/KrP3Zg5.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><em>Increased WWF's Popularity in 13 regions</em></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong>Prediction Scores (28 Pts Total)</strong><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> 1. Beejus - 24 Pts</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> 2. Smasher1311 - 18 Pts</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> 2. James The Animator - 18 Pts</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> 3. The Final Countdown - 17 Pts</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> 4. Lucas Gaule - 15 Pts</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> 5. ink625 - 14 Pts</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> 6. bonnie - 13 Pts</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> 6. RyanR93WKU - 13 Pts</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> - Each Match was 2 Pts Each (16 Pts Total)</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> - MotN & Last Elimination Questions Were 3 Pts Each (6 Pts Total)</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> - Wild Guess Question Was 6 Pts Each (6 Pts Total)</strong></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> I'm almost certain I got everyone's score right, but I'll triple check tomorrow to ensure. If I messed up, I'll post on it. Long show but definitely glad to have it finally done. I'm overwhelmed with how many of you guys commented and predicted, as I wasn't expecting 8 on my first dynasty. I'll be posting a post-show wrap-up later in the day, as long with World News #1 & Championship History Update #1, so stay tuned! Thank you again!</p>
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March 1987 Write-Up

 

March 1987 Write-Up

 

The Top 5 Promotions:

 

#1

 

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World Wrestling Federation

 

Size: National

 

Cash: $20,966,537

 

Figurehead: Hulk Hogan

 

 

 

Champions:

 

WWF World Heavyweight: Hulk Hogan (1st Reign)

 

 

WWF Intercontinental: Ricky Steamboat (1st Reign)

 

 

WWF World Tag Team: The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart 1, Jim Neidhart 1)

 

 

WWF Women's: The Fabulous Moolah (3rd Reign)

 

 

 

The Big Event: WrestleMania III

 

 

Attendance: 93,173 (Sold-Out)

 

 

Main Event: Hulk Hogan Def. Andre The Giant to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship (B+,84)

 

 

Match of the Night: Ricky Steamboat Def. Randy Savage to earn the WWF Intercontinental Championship (A,94)

 

 

Overall Show Rating: A (94)

 

 

 

Other News:

 

New Signings: Sting, Mark Callous, Shawn Michaels, Ted DiBiase, Nikita Koloff, Ivan Koloff

 

 

 

Departures: Barry Orton, Little Beaver, Haiti Kid, Little Tokyo, Lord Littlebrook

 

 

 

Financial Status: $4,033,464 LOSS.

 

 

#2

 

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New Japan Pro-Wrestling

 

Size: Cult

 

Cash: $4,981,533

 

Figurehead: Antonio Inoki

 

 

 

Champions:

 

IWGP Heavyweight: Masa Saito (1st Reign)

 

 

IWGP Junior Heavyweight: Shiro Koshinaka

 

 

IWGP Tag Team: Tatsumi Fujinami (3rd reign) & Kengo Kimura (3rd Reign)

 

 

 

The Big Event: Blue Emerald Battle 1987

 

 

Attendance: 21,944

 

 

Main Event: Fujinami & Kimura Def. "Dr. Death" Steve Williams & Kendo Nagasakii to retain the IWGP Tag Team Championships (B,81)

 

 

Match of the Night: Masa Saito Def. Nobuhiko Takada to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship (A+,97)

 

 

Overall Show Rating: B+ (84)

 

 

 

Other News:

 

New Signings: Umanosuke Ueda & Rocky Hata

 

 

 

Departures: Flying Scorpion, Scott Hall, Dr. Wagner Jr, Brett Sawyer, Bad News Allen, Darryl Peterson, Rey Cobra, Masakatsu Funaki, Tatsuo Nakano, Yoji Anjo, Kenichi Oya, KY Wakamatsu, Alexis Smirnoff, Ryuma Go

 

 

 

Financial Status: $18,467 LOSS

 

 

 

#3

 

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Jim Crockett Promotions

 

Size: Cult

 

Cash: $5,218,444

 

Figurehead: Ric Flair

 

 

 

Champions:

 

NWA World Heavyweight: Ric Flair (6th Reign)

 

 

NWA United States Heavyweight: Vacant

 

 

NWA World Television: Tully Blanchard (3rd Reign)

 

 

NWA World Junior Heavyweight: Denny Brown (3rd Reign)

 

 

NWA World Tag Team: Awesome Twosome (1st Reign)

(Rick Rude 1, Manny Fernandez 2)

 

 

NWA United States Tag Team: Ron Garvin (1st Reign) & Barry Windham (1st Reign)

 

 

NWA World Six-Man Tag Team: Dusty Rhodes (1st Reign) & The Road Warriors (1st Reign)

 

 

NWA World Women's: Linda Dallas (1st Reign)

 

 

 

The Big Event: NWA March Supercard 1987

 

 

Attendance: 21,047

 

 

Main Event: Ric Flair Def. Ron Garvin to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (B,81)

 

 

Match of the Night: Tully Blanchard and Dusty Rhodes went to a no contest for the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (B+,86)

 

 

Overall Show Rating: B (80)

 

 

 

Other News:

 

New Signings: Wendi Richter, Susan Sexton

 

 

 

Departures: Nikita Koloff & Ivan Koloff

 

 

 

Financial Status: $218,444 GAIN

 

 

 

#4

 

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All Japan Pro-Wrestling

 

Size: Cult

 

Cash: $9,461,869

 

Figurehead: Riki Choshu

 

 

 

Champions:

 

NWA International: Jumbo Tsuruta (2nd Reign)

 

 

NWA United National: Genichiro Tenryu (2nd Reign)

 

 

PWF World Heavyweight: Riki Choshu (1st Reign)

 

 

AJPW Junior Heavyweight: Masanobu Fuchi (1st Reign)

 

 

NWA International Tag Team: Tenryu and Tsuruta (2nd Reign) (Tenryu 2, Tsuruta 8)

 

 

PWF World Tag Team: Footloose (1st Reign) (Toshiaki Kawada 1, Samson Fuyuki 1)

 

 

AJPW All-Asia Tag Team: The Amazing Bandits (1st Reign) (Super Strong Machine 1, Ashura Hara 3)

 

 

 

The Big Event: Excite Series 1987

 

 

Attendance: 14,522

 

 

Main Event & Match of the Night: Riki Choshu Def. Dory Funk Jr to retain the PWF World Heavyweight Championship (A+,98)

 

 

Overall Show Rating: B+ (86)

 

 

 

Other News:

 

• On March 8th, AJPW officially announced Riki Choshu their figurehead, after he decided to stay with the company instead of heading to NJPW. The move was crucial for both AJPW and NJPW, as Choshu is a star and after signing with AJPW, he has put on a lot of A & A* rated matches by Dave Meltzer. The move could potentially see AJPW rise to bigger heights, while NJPW will most likely suffer.

 

 

 

New Signings: Akio Sato, Gran Hamada & Kazou Sakurada

 

 

 

Departures: Ted DiBiase, Mil Mascaras, Art Crews & Killer Khan

 

 

 

Financial Status: $538,131 LOSS

 

 

 

#5

 

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American Wrestling Association

 

Size: Cult

 

Cash: $2,683,852

 

Figurehead: Curt Hennig

 

 

 

Champions:

 

AWA World Heavyweight: Nick Bockwinkel (6th Reign)

 

 

AWA World Tag Team: The Midnight Express (1st Reign)

 

 

AWA World Women's: Sherri Martel (3rd Reign)

 

 

AWA Light Heavyweight: Vacant

 

 

The Big Event: AWA March Supercard 1987

 

 

Attendance: 10,364

 

 

Main Event & Match of the Night: Nick Bockwinkel Def. Bulldog Bob Brown to retain the AWA World Heavyweight Championship (C,64)

 

 

Overall Show Rating: C (64)

 

 

Other News:

 

• Rose to Cult.

 

 

 

• Departures: Shawn Michaels

 

 

 

• Financial Status: $683,852 GAIN

 

 

 

Other Industry News:

 

Deaths: None

 

 

 

Retirements: None

 

 

 

New Workers: Brandon Gellar

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WWF Roster & Championship Update : March 1987

 

Championship History: March Update

 

(Note: All championship histories follow actual history up to March 1987.)

 

Updated As Of: April 1st, 1987

 

 

WWF World Heavyweight Championship

 

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Hulk Hogan (1st Reign)

 

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Won From: The Iron Sheik on January 23rd, 1984 at a house show in New York City, New York

 

Days as Champ (Current Reign): 1,163

 

 

 

Previous Champions

 

 

The Iron Sheik: December 26th, 1983-January 23rd, 1984 (28 days)

 

 

Bob Backlund: February 20th, 1978-November 30th, 1979 (2,118 days)

 

 

Superstar Billy Graham: April 30th, 1977-February 20th, 1978 (296 days)

 

 

Bruno Sammartino (#2): December 10th, 1973-April 30th, 1977 (1,237 days)

 

 

Stan Stasiak: December 1st, 1973-December 10th, 1973 (9 days)

 

 

Pedro Morales: February 8th, 1971-December 1st, 1973 (1,027 days)

 

 

Ivan Koloff: January 18th, 1971-February 8th, 1971 (21 days)

 

 

Bruno Sammartino (#1): May 17th, 1963-January 18th, 1971 (2,803 days)

 

 

Buddy Rogers: April 25th, 1963-May 17th, 1963 (22 days)

 

 

 

Title Statistics

 

 

Most Title Reigns:

 

Bruno Sammartino, 2

 

 

No one else has more than 2 title reigns

 

 

Longest Title Reign (In days)

 

1. Bruno Sammartino (#1): 2,803 days

 

2. Bob Backlund: 2,118 days

 

3. Bruno Sammartino (#2): 1,237 days

 

4. Hulk Hogan: 1,163 days

 

5. Pedro Morales: 1,027 days

 

 

 

Total Days Spent as Champion

 

1. Bruno Sammartino: 4,040 days

 

2. Bob Backlund: 2,118 days

 

3. Hulk Hogan: 1,163 days

 

4. Pedro Morales: 1,027 days

 

5. Superstar Billy Graham: 296 days

 

 

 

WWF Intercontinental Championship

 

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Ricky Steamboat (1st Reign)

 

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Won From: Randy Savage on March 29th, 1987 at WrestleMania III in Detroit, Michigan.

 

Days as Champ (Current Reign): 2 Days

 

 

 

Previous Champions

 

Randy Savage: February 8th, 1986-March 29th, 1987 (414 days)

 

 

Tito Santana (#2): July 6th, 1985-February 8th, 1986 (217 days)

 

 

Greg Valentine: September 24th, 1984-July 6th, 1985 (285 days)

 

 

Tito Santana (#1): February 11th, 1984-September 24th, 1984 (226 days)

 

 

Magnificent Muraco (#2): January 22nd, 1983-February 11th, 1984 (385 days)

 

 

Pedro Morales (#2): November 23rd, 1981-January 22nd, 1983 (425 days)

 

 

Magnificent Muraco (#1): June 20th, 1981-November 23rd, 1981 (156 days)

 

 

Pedro Morales (#1): December 8th, 1980-June 20th, 1981 (194 days)

 

 

Ken Patera: April 21st, 1980-December 8th, 1980 (231 days)

 

 

Pat Patterson: September 1st, 1979-April 21st, 1980 (233 days)

 

 

Title Statistics

 

 

Most Title Reigns:

 

T1. Pedro Morales, 2

 

T1. Magnificent Muraco, 2

 

T1, Tito Santana, 2

 

 

 

Longest Title Reign (In days)

 

1. Pedro Morales (#2): 425 days

 

2. Randy Savage: 414 days

 

3. Magnificent Muraco (#2): 385 days

 

4. Greg Valentine: 285 days

 

5. Pat Patterson: 233 days

 

 

 

Total Days Spent as Champion

 

1. Pedro Morales: 619 days

 

2. Magnificent Muraco: 541 days

 

3. Tito Santana: 443 days

 

4. Randy Savage: 414 days

 

5. Greg Valentine: 285 days

 

 

 

WWF World Tag Team Championships

 

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The Hart Foundation (1st Reign) (Bret Hart 1, Jim Neidhart 1)

 

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Won From: The British Bulldogs on January 26th, 1987 at WWF Superstars of Wrestling in Tampa, Florida

 

Days as Champ (Current Reign): 64 days

 

 

 

Past Champions

 

The British Bulldogs: April 7th, 1986-January 27th, 1987 (294 days)

 

 

The Dream Team: August 24th, 1985-April 7th, 1986 (226 days)

 

 

The U.S. Express (#2): June 17th, 1985-August 24th, 1985 (68 days)

 

 

The Iron Shiek & Nikolai Volkoff: March 31st, 1985-June 17th, 1985 (78 days)

 

 

The U.S. Express (#1): January 21st, 1985-March 31st, 1985 (69 days)

 

 

Title Statistics

 

 

Most Title Reigns:

 

T1. Tony Garea, 5

 

T1. Mr. Fuji, 5

 

2. Chief Jay Strongbow, 4

 

(Several Others Tied With 3)

 

 

 

Longest Title Reign (In Days)

 

1. The Valiant Brothers, 370 Days

 

2. Mr. Fuji & Professor Tanaka (#1), 337 Days

 

3. The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid), 294 Days

 

4. The North-South Connection (Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch), 279 Days

 

5. Mr. Fuji & Mr. Saito (#1), 258 Days

 

 

 

Total Days Spent as Champion

 

1. Mr. Fuji, 932 Days

 

2. Johnny Valiant, 600 Days

 

3. Tony Garea, 597 Days

 

4. Professor Tanaka, 569 Days

 

T5, Afa, 431 Days

 

T5, Sika, 431 Days

 

 

 

WWF Women's Championship

 

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The Fabulous Moolah (3rd Reign)

 

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Won From: Velvet McIntyre on July 9th, 1986 at WWF Live Event in Australia.

 

Days as Champ (Current Reign): 265 Days

 

Days as Champ (Total Reigns): 689 Days

 

 

 

Past Champions

 

 

Velvet McIntyre: July 3rd, 1986-July 9th, 1986 (6 Days)

 

 

The Fabulous Moolah (#2): November 25th, 1985-July 3rd, 1986 (220 Days)

 

 

Wendi Richter (#2): March 31st, 1985-November 25th, 1985 (239 Days)

 

 

Leilani Kai: February 18th, 1985-March 31st, 1985 (41 Days)

 

 

Wendi Richter (#1): July 23rd, 1984-February 18th, 1985 (210 Days)

 

 

The Fabulous Moolah (#1): January 1st, 1984-July 23rd, 1984 (204 Days)

 

 

Title Statistics

 

 

Most Title Reigns:

 

1. The Fabulous Moolah, 3

 

2. Wendi Richter, 2

 

Everyone Has No More Than 1

 

 

 

Longest Title Reign (In Days)

 

1. The Fabulous Moolah (#3): 265 Days

 

2. Wendi Richter (#2): 239 Days

 

3. The Fabulous Moolah (#2): 220 Days

 

4. Wendi Richter (#1): 210 Days

 

5. Leilani Kai: 41 Days

 

 

 

Longest Days Spent as Champion

 

1. The Fabulous Moolah, 689 Days

 

2. Wendi Richter, 449 Days

 

3. Leilani Kai, 41 Days

 

4. Velvet McIntyre, 6 Days

 

 

 

WWF King of the Ring

 

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1986 - Harley Race

1985 - Magnificent Muraco

 

 

 

WWF Roster Breakdown

(Faces in blue, heels in red)

 

Main Eventers:

 

Hulk Hogan (WWF World)

 

Jake Roberts

 

Ricky Steamboat (WWF Intercontinental)

 

Junkyard Dog

 

Andre The Giant

 

Harley Race

 

King Kong Bundy

 

Paul Ordnorff

 

Randy Savage

 

 

Upper Midcarders:

 

Tito Santana

 

Adrian Adonis

 

Bob Orton Jr.

 

Butch Reed

 

Hercules

 

Honky Tonk Man

 

Kamala

 

Magnificent Muraco

 

Nikita Koloff

 

Nikolai Volkoff

 

Ted DiBiase

 

The Iron Shiek

 

 

Midcarders:

 

Billy Jack Haynes

 

Davey Boy Smith

 

Dynamite Kid

 

Jacques Rougeau

 

Jim Duggan

 

Jim Powers

 

Koko B. Ware

 

Paul Roma

 

Rick Martel

 

Tom Zenk

 

Afa

 

Bret Hart

 

Brutus Beefcake

 

Demolition Ax

 

Demolition Smash

 

Dino Bravo

 

Greg Valentine

 

Jim Neidhart

 

Sika

 

Ivan Koloff

 

 

Lower Midcarder:

 

Brian Blair

 

Corporal Kirchner

 

Haku

 

Jim Brunzell

 

Lanny Poffo

 

Raymond Rougeau

 

S.D Jones

 

Tama

 

Shawn Michaels

 

 

 

 

Opener:

 

Brad Rheingans

 

Danny Spivey

 

Outback Jack

 

Iron Mike Sharpe

 

Jimmy Jack Funk

 

The Assassin

 

 

Enhancement Talent:

 

Tom Magee

 

Kim Chee

 

 

 

Occasional Wrestler:

 

George Steele

 

Hillbilly Jim

 

Omar Atlas

 

Roddy Piper

 

Siva Ali

 

The Crusher

 

Tiger Chung Lee

 

 

 

Women's Division

 

 

Desiree Peterson

 

Itsuki Yamazaki

 

Noriyo Tateno

 

Velvet McIntyre

 

Judy Martin

 

Leilani Kai

 

The Fabulous Moolah (WWF Women's)

 

 

 

Non-Wrestlers

 

Gene Okerlund

 

Arnold Skaaland

 

Blackjack Lanza

 

Chief Jay Strongbow

 

Dave Hebner

 

Gorilla Monsoon

 

Howard Finkel

 

Jack Tunney (WWF President)

 

Jim Korderas

 

Joey Marella

 

Ken Resnick

 

Lord Alfred Hayes

 

Miss Elizabeth

 

Paul Boesch

 

Pedro Morales

 

Tim White

 

Tony Garea

 

Vince McMahon

 

Bobby Heenan

 

Danny Davis

 

Freddie Blassie

 

Frenchy Martin

 

Gerald Brisco

 

Jesse Ventura

 

Jimmy Hart

 

Johnny V

 

King Curtis Iaukea

 

Mr. Fuji

 

Pat Patterson

 

Slick

 

Terry Garvin

 

 

WWF Creative Meeting

 

Franchise Players:

 

1. Hulk Hogan

 

2. Randy Savage

 

3. Ricky Steamboat

 

4. Jake Roberts

 

5. Andre The Giant

 

 

Next Big Things:

 

1. Davey Boy Smith

 

2. Shawn Michaels

 

3. Kim Chee

 

 

Hot Prospects:

 

1. Shawn Michaels

 

2. Leilani Kai

 

3. Bret Hart

 

4. Davey Boy Smith

 

5. Dynamite Kid

 

 

 

Talk the Talk:

 

1. Hulk Hogan

 

2. Randy Savage

 

3. Roddy Piper

 

4. Jesse Ventura

 

5. Jake Roberts

 

 

Show Stoppers:

 

1. Ricky Steamboat

 

2. Randy Savage

 

3. Jake Roberts

 

4. Tito Santana

 

5. Ted DiBiase

 

Ring Generals:

 

1. Ricky Steamboat

 

2. Harley Race

 

3. Randy Savage

 

4. Ted DiBiase

 

5. Jake Roberts

 

 

Who's Hot:

 

1. Hulk Hogan

 

2. Jake Roberts

 

3. Randy Savage

 

4. Ricky Steamboat

 

5. Hercules

 

 

Who's Not:

 

1. Omar Atlas

 

2. S.D. Jones

 

3. Siva Ali

 

4. Lanny Poffo

 

5. Tiger Chung Lee

 

 

Time Decline:

 

1. The Fabulous Moolah

 

2. The Crusher

 

3. Paul Ordnorff

 

4. S.D Jones

 

 

Hidden Gems:

 

1. Art Barr

 

2. Savio Vega

 

3. Rick Steiner

 

4. Tammy Jones

 

5. Johnny Ace

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I'll be having two sets of shows being posted tonight, so if your interested stay on the lookout for those. I apologize for not being able to post yesterday, I was originally free Friday until last minute plans came about. Anyways though, I'll be making up for it tonight!
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<p>WWF Superstars & Challenge #5 (04/02, 04/03)</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="IHPJuwp.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/IHPJuwp.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF Superstars of Wrestling #5</span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> April 2nd, 1987 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> From the Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, Louisiana </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Attendance: 3,900 </strong><strong><span style="color:#00FF00;">(Sold-Out)</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Announce Team: Gorilla Monsoon, Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura </strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="MWaD8uI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/MWaD8uI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="3kTVnrL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/3kTVnrL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="UqNaRab.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/UqNaRab.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p>WWF Superstars kicks off displaying some of the most memorable highlights of WrestleMania, such as Piper's retirement match, Alice Cooper making a surprise appearance, Junkyard Dog versus Harley Race, Savage versus Steamboat and Andre versus Hogan. McMahon informs the viewers that they can catch a special encore of the historical event this weekend, by calling their local cable provider.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="YE86R4U.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/YE86R4U.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="PuCUrVp.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/PuCUrVp.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> In the parking lot, outside the Prather Coliseum, Gene Okerlund catches Bobby Heenan arriving and questions Heenan on what is next after Andre The Giant came up short against Hulk Hogan. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bobby Heenan:</strong> <em>"I put my faith into Andre The Giant, like I put my faith into the lottery, yet I always end up getting a bad scratch off. Andre is the perfect example of that, I banked on him to bring the championship to The Heenan Family and he failed! Hogan... You may think that I'm finished with you, but this is far from over! You have not seen the last of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, I can promise you that! Whether I have to use my last breath, I will make sure to it that I kill Hulkamania!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="vd6asEe.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vd6asEe.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Tag Team Match</span></strong> </p><p> <strong>The Young Stallions Vs. The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="SBQhT0m.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/SBQhT0m.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="RiZxSUE.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/RiZxSUE.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="P09v8SO.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/P09v8SO.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="1nLn9sR.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/1nLn9sR.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The moment The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff came down to the ring, it was clear to see that their manager, Slick was not present. While that was clearly noticeable, what was also noticeable was how both teams executed good, as they both looked to make their way into title contention. The stallions looked good in this one, but the aggressive offense of Sheik and Volkoff was too much for them to handle. Volkoff ended the match when he put Paul Roma into a bearhug to earn the submission victory.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winners: The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 7:18 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Bearhug by Nikolai Volkoff on Paul Roma ends the match with Submission</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="zV2ICaP.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zV2ICaP.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="SBQhT0m.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/SBQhT0m.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="RiZxSUE.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/RiZxSUE.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="P09v8SO.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/P09v8SO.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="1nLn9sR.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/1nLn9sR.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> Unsatisfied with their win, The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff continued their attack on The Young Stallions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="1AC6NsK.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/1AC6NsK.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="CWgzDp6.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CWgzDp6.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Suddenly, the two men we seen last week on Superstars began to walk down the ramp and into the ring. They both joined in on the assault, once satisfied with the beatdown, they toss both Paul Roma and Jim Powers over the ropes. The older Russian brute, introduced himself as Ivan Koloff and that the men beside him is his nephew, Nikita Koloff. Ivan states that the Americans have mistreated the Russians for too long and that it is now time for them to seek revenge. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Ivan Koloff:</strong><em> "You Americans will respect us, you will tolerate us and you will appreciate us. My nephew and I have come to the World Wrestling Federation to cause total destruction on all of your beloved superstars. We have joined forces with our Russian allies (Sheik & Volkoff) to establish ourselves as The Russian Alliance. Together, we'll prove to all of you Americans why Russia is the supreme country." </em></p><p> </p><p> The crowd boos all four men in the ring, as they raise their fists up in the air, establishing themselves as the new threat in the WWF.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="nkvbOve.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/nkvbOve.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="ltrWq2H.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/ltrWq2H.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="PuCUrVp.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/PuCUrVp.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> WWF President, Jack Tunney, took part in an interview with Gene Okerlund and in it revealed a brand-new championship, the WWF World Television Championship.</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Tunney explained that with the 12-month PPV schedule in place, the fans will get non-stop exciting action. Tunney expressed that that wasn't enough and that fans who dedicate their time to the television shows, should get another reward. Tunney added that with titles mainly being defended on PPVs and live events, the WWF Board of Directors decided to implant a television exclusive championship.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Jack Tunney:</strong> <em>"Now that WrestleMania is behind us, it's time to continue bringing more innovating changes to you, the fans. Which is why It makes me happy to announce the WWF World Television Championship, exclusive only to our television shows. Beginning next week, we will crown the first ever champion in a 15-man battle royal."</em></p><p> </p><p> Tunney announces several participants such as Koko B. Ware, Hercules, Bob Orton, Honky Tonk Man, Magnificent Muraco and Jim Duggan. Afterwards, Tunney expresses that this title will be pivotal in changing the course of a wrestler's career. He adds that if the title holder can earn 10 defenses, he can cash the title in for an Intercontinental Championship match. Tunney also adds that if the title holder earns 20 defenses, he can cash in for a WWF World Heavyweight Championship match.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>The crowd can be heard in the background cheering on about the new concept, as Tunney wishes everyone good luck in the battle royal next week.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="2mxPNKp.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/2mxPNKp.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Singles Match</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Butch Reed Vs. Billy Jack Haynes</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="eSUScO5.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/eSUScO5.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="vLZYvFi.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vLZYvFi.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Both men came into this match looking to earn themselves some momentum. Reed officially won the 15-man battle royal at WrestleMania to earn the rights to face Ricky Steamboat at The Big Event on April 26th. While Haynes lost the Full Nelson Challenge match against Hercules, which meant he really needed this win. Reed was looking prepared for his title match, as he dominated Haynes and showed what he's all about. It wouldn't be long until Reed delivered the Gorilla Press Slam and earned himself another win.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Butch Reed </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 6:15 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Gorilla Press Slam earns Reed the pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="d8co6RT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/d8co6RT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="j5xFRdV.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/j5xFRdV.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="PuCUrVp.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/PuCUrVp.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Gene Okerlund has been quite busy tonight, as he conducted another interview, this time with the new WWF Intercontinental Champion, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat. Okerlund praised the match that Steamboat had with Savage. He then asked Steamboat how it feels to capture his first title in the WWF on the biggest stage of them all in front of 93,173 people. Steamboat claimed it to be the biggest night of his life while thanking all of the fans for their support. Steamboat talked about how he'll defend the prestigious title with pride and that he looks forward to his match against Butch Reed. </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>The interview wouldn't last much longer though, as the former WWF Intercontinental Champion, Randy Savage stepped into the scene with the lovely, Miss Elizabeth.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="m6ccZPA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/m6ccZPA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="XCPBTMT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/XCPBTMT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> Randy Savage wasn't too pleased seeing the WWF Intercontinental Championship over the shoulder of Steamboat and he made that clear.</p></div><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Randy Savage:</strong> <em>"Steamboat, you may have beaten me at WrestleMania but I'm far from finished with you! Forget about Butch Reed, because the real contender or should I say, the real champion is right here in your face! Continue being the Macho Man's placeholder for now, because after The Big Event PPV, the #1 force in the universe is going to take back what is his! OOOOHHHHHH YEEEAAAAH!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="bRTx7pC.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/bRTx7pC.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="wM5lOpj.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wM5lOpj.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The Million Dollar Man, Ted DiBiase made his way to the ring with a lot of boos. DiBiase showed a slight smirk and questioned why the fans didn't like him, was it because he had more money than them? A better lifestyle than them? Or perhaps, a better look than them? Each question had the fans getting louder, which brought out joy in DiBiase.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Ted DiBiase:</strong> <em>"Okay, that's enough from all of you low-life bums! Clearly, you guys here in Louisiana don't respect a rich man, quite like myself. It probably has to do with the fact that your bank accounts don't hold nearly as much as mine. Boo all you want, I'm not here to satisfy any of you anyways. I have my own personal goals here in the WWF and none of them has anything to do with you! Perhaps, you all will respect me more when I beat your beloved, Tito Santana. HAHAHAHAHA!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="5tNtQ2m.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/5tNtQ2m.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Singles Match</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Ted DiBiase Vs. Tito Santana</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="wM5lOpj.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wM5lOpj.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="7wSfUCI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/7wSfUCI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Tito Santana came down to the ring with a big pop from the crowd, as he went face to face with WWF's new signee, Ted DiBiase. The moment the bell rang, DiBiase pulled out a hundred-dollar bill and told Santana that it was his, if he laid down on the mat and accepted him as the winner. The crowd booed and Santana declined the offer. Santana brought the offense to DiBiase and made him realize what he signed up for. Santana looked good and almost had the victory, but DiBiase countered with a low-blow. The referee had not seen the cheap move, as prior to the attack, DiBiase placed the hundred-dollar bill on the mat to distract the referee. Once DiBiase went for the pin, the referee noticed and declared Ted DiBiase the winner by pinfall.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Ted DiBiase </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 6:33 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Low blow by DiBiase earned him the pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="CmPkLOx.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CmPkLOx.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="qVfsfKq.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/qVfsfKq.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Hulk Hogan made his way to the ring and thanked all of the Hulkamaniacs for their support. He added that without their support and belief in him, he would have never had the power to lift the giant and slam him on the mat. With WrestleMania now out of the way, Hogan ensured fans that Hulkamania would truly live on forever.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>Hogan continued to thank his fans and that he was ready for the next challenge for him to take on, as he said that, a familiar face came out.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> Hogan smiled once he saw Heenan and questioned where his all mighty giant was at. Heenan replied, that while Hogan defeated Andre, he wasn't close to being finished with The Heenan Family. Heenan added that he will not rest until Hulkamania is dead and buried to the ground.</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bobby Heenan:</strong> <em>"You got lucky at WrestleMania Hogan! Though, your luck is all going to run out soon enough. Because I know somebody who has been plotting for a long while to get their hands on you, to get their revenge. That men will in fact get his revenge come April 26th, at The Big Event. Last time you defeated him was inside a cage, this time you must pin his shoulders to the mat for a 1...2...3. Hogan, I give to you... KING KONG BUNDY!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="zb45lts.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zb45lts.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> Bundy came out to the ramp and stood by Heenan's side. Hogan stared him down from the ring, as did Bundy.</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Hulk Hogan:</strong> <em>"All of my Hulkamaniacs know that I'm not a man who backs down from a challenge, brother! If King Kong wants to be brought down, then in New York City, New York, I'm gonna bring you down! My only question to you Bundy is, whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you?!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>Hogan stands in the ring and poses with the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, as he taunts Bundy to come down and fight him right now. Heenan and Bundy glared at Hogan, before exiting the stage.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="evHKlEM.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/evHKlEM.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>TV Rating: 1.36 (1,025,010 Viewers)</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Show's Overall Rating:</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="CYRKcll.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CYRKcll.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Backstage News / Incidents / Opinions</span></strong><p> </p><p> • Paul Ordnorff showed up on pain killers and had to be sent home. He's been fined for his actions, as many say McMahon was outraged with the incidence as he had plans for Hogan Vs. Ordnorff at The Big Event on April 26th. This is why plans were made for Hogan Vs. Bundy instead.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="v3oziil.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/v3oziil.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF Wrestling Challenge #5</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> April 3rd, 1987 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> From the Abe Lemons Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Attendance: 3,500 </strong><strong><span style="color:#00FF00;">(Sold-Out)</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Announce Team: Lord Alfred Hayes & Gorilla Monsoon</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="sit2qQa.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/sit2qQa.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="MWaD8uI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/MWaD8uI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>The WWF World Tag Team Champions, The Hart Foundation get interviewed by Jesse Ventura. Bret Hart claims that they didn't need Jimmy Hart by their side and that they came out with the victory. Hart added that The British Bulldogs can make all the excuses they want, but at the end of the day, The Hart Foundation are the world champs and the best tag team in the world. <strong>(B-,72) </strong><p> </p><p> Despite losing to Junkyard Dog at WrestleMania, Race had the last laugh. In a match to help Race earn some more momentum and heat, he defeated Jim Brunzell with the Piledriver in 5:32. <strong>(B-,72) </strong></p><p> </p><p> Backstage, "The Natural" Butch Reed and his manager, Slick, talks with Gene Okerlund about Reed's upcoming title match against Ricky Steamboat at The Big Event on April 26th. Slick talked about how his client already has a great look and style, but he'll be even more better with the IC title. <strong>(B-,74)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> With his tag team partner, Greg Valentine out with injury, Brutus Beefcake had to fight on his own. He came through with a win against George Steele in 6:18 after performing a big High Knee. <strong>(B-,73)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Johnny V told the audience and viewers at home that despite Greg Valentine, Brutus Beefcake will get the job done next week to become the 1st WWF World Television Champion. <strong>(C-,57)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Demolition made their return and defeated The Islanders easily in 4:45. <strong>(C,62)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Gene Okerlund interviews Jake Roberts on what's next after defeating Honky Tonk Man at WrestleMania. Roberts explained that he's focused on becoming WWF Intercontinental Champion and that he's the next #1 contender after The Big Event. Despite what Randy Savage may say or think, he's going to get himself the title shot he deserves. <strong>(A,90)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Bobby Heenan claims The Heenan Family will rebound from WrestleMania's failures once Hercules cements his name into the history books as the first WWF World Television Champion. <strong>(B+,87)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> King Kong Bundy headlined the main event, in which he took on Koko B. Ware. Koko did his best to knock off Bundy from the world title picture, but Bundy ended him rather quickly in 6:41 With a Big Splash. <strong>(C+,69)</strong></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>TV Rating: 0.49 (370,680 Viewers) </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Show Rating:</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong><img alt="0NQuGYE.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/0NQuGYE.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Backstage News / Incidents / Opinions</span></strong><p> </p><p> • Jim Neidhart displayed a flappier body size on this episode, which has people wondering whether he's becoming out of shape.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">This Week's News</span></strong> </p><p> </p><p> • NJPW announced that Bad News Allen, Scott Hall, Buzz Sawyer, Dr. Wagner Jr and Konnan will be taking part in their next tour. </p></div></blockquote>
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<p>WWF Superstars & Challenge #6 (04/09 & 04/10)</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="IHPJuwp.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/IHPJuwp.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF Superstars of Wrestling #6</span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> April 9th, 1987 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> From the Balch Fieldhouse in Boulder, Colorado </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Attendance: 3,493 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Announce Team: Gorilla Monsoon, Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="MWaD8uI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/MWaD8uI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="3kTVnrL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/3kTVnrL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="UqNaRab.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/UqNaRab.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p>Viewers were informed at the start of the show, that "Rowdy" Roddy Piper will be here tonight to host his infamous "Piper's Pit". The announce team talks about how Piper will finally announce his decision on whether he'll be staying with the WWF or heading out into Hollywood.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="Qbbmmx2.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Qbbmmx2.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="SfKkKgn.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/SfKkKgn.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> Bobby Heenan was backstage with King Harley Race, in which he talked about Race's WrestleMania match against Junkyard Dog. Heenan expressed that "The King" is entitled to a rematch and that he will get one at The Big Event. Heenan ensures that Junkyard Dog will not get another victory over Race come April 26th.</p></div><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bobby Heenan:</strong> <em>"You don't really think that you would get away with this did you? Your win was nothing but a fluke! You continue to think you can get away with disrespecting The King, well think again mutt! April 26th, The King will show the world, what a disgrace you are and why you don't belong in the ring with a king." </em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>Harley Race was clearly upset about his lost, as he took the microphone from Heenan and expressed his displeasure with the match. </p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Harley Race:</strong> <em>"Enjoy your success now, because it's the only success you'll achieve here in the WWF. I've traveled the world, won numerous world championships and headlined multiple events. If you thought for a minute that I would bow down to you, then you must be as dumb as you look! I won't let you disrespect me, because your nothing but a washed-up mutt! They say you can't treat a dog new tricks? Well I'm going to prove them wrong, because at The Big Event, I'm going to beat some manners into you and have you respect The King!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="CYRKcll.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CYRKcll.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF World Television Championship</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="8Un9E8r.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/8Un9E8r.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">15-Man Battle Royal Match</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Billy Jack Haynes Vs. Bob Orton Jr. Vs. Brad Rheingans Vs. Brutus Beefcake Vs. Dino Bravo Vs. George Steele Vs. Hercules Vs. Honky Tonk Man Vs. </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Iron Mike Sharpe Vs. Jim Duggan Vs. Kamala Vs. Koko B. Ware Vs. Magnificent Muraco Vs. The Crusher Vs. Tom Magee</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="vLZYvFi.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vLZYvFi.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="Elqbt1b.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Elqbt1b.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="IFMzvjH.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/IFMzvjH.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="Kqwd8ay.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Kqwd8ay.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="0vGGMqZ.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/0vGGMqZ.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="ZKbkcnu.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/ZKbkcnu.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="L90N9Cd.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/L90N9Cd.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="8MJG2ua.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/8MJG2ua.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="kdS4wu3.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/kdS4wu3.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="zGMy5Ts.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zGMy5Ts.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="RfcRehA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/RfcRehA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="EhlJC8Q.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/EhlJC8Q.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="HKtdr2y.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/HKtdr2y.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="w65o7WZ.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/w65o7WZ.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="j4MLFzO.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/j4MLFzO.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> Before all competitors began to make their way to the ring, the referee showcased the newly announced, WWF World Television Championship.</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Many of the men who lost the battle royal at WrestleMania, had a chance to redeem themselves in this one to become the first WWF World Television Champion. While others, who haven't had much of an opportunity here in the WWF could prove their worth. All 15 men began to brawl it out in the ring once the bell rang and from there, they were trying to eliminate each other as quick as possible.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Hercules was a man on a mission in this one, as he was quick to clothline Brad Rheingans out and throw Tom Magee over the top ropes. In quick fashion, Hercules was able to pull off two eliminations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> The 60-year-old, The Crusher had a good performance, as he fought off elimination from Kamala, who was going after anyone he could get his hands on. Magnificent Muraco went after Kamala and delivered some hard-hitting offense, to send the big men over the ropes. Muraco celebrated the huge elimination briefly until he was eliminated by Hercules.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Jim Duggan played well on the offense, as he pulled it together and eliminated Mike Sharpe and George Steele. Though it didn't take long until Hercules came along and sent him over the top ropes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> The Canadian strongmen, Dino Bravo pulled off a good showing, as he was able to eliminate Brutus Beefcake, who made it to the end at the WrestleMania battle royal. Bravo would eventually get eliminated by Billy Jack Haynes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Koko B. Ware prevented himself from getting eliminated several times, and as "Cowboy" Bob Orton tried to get him, it backfired. Koko delivered several strikes leading up to a big dropkick, that sent Orton over the top ropes. However, Koko would soon be joining Orton, as Hercules sent him over the top ropes with a big shoulder tackle. Orton & Koko got into a confrontation outside the ring and had to be separated by WWF officials.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> While Hercules eliminated Koko B. Ware, Billy Jack Haynes eliminated Honky Tonk Man. The final two wrestlers in this match was Hercules and Billy Jack Haynes. Haynes was determined to get his revenge against Hercules, after their WrestleMania encounter. However, Hercules quickly locked in the Full Nelson and kept it locked on until Haynes began to tap. Hercules took advantage of the damage he caused and eliminated Haynes. The referee declared Hercules the winner and the new WWF World Television Champion. Hercules ended the match with a total of 6 eliminations, as the announce team noted.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Hercules </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 9:49 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Hercules Sends Billy Jack Haynes over the top ropes and earns the win.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uJknqQ7.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uJknqQ7.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="L90N9Cd.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/L90N9Cd.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> Bobby Heenan was ecstatic once Hercules was announced the winner, Heenan hurried into the ring and handed Hercules his WWF World Television Championship. Heenan told the viewers that Hercules is the perfect fit to be your champion, explaining to them that he has the "IT" factor.</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bobby Heenan:</strong> <em>"Ladies and gentleman, I give to you your NEW WWF World Television Champion, the almighty Hercules! Now I hate to have to tell you that I told you so, but I told you so! The terrific thing about Hercules though, is that he's the perfect fit for this championship. Hercules has the charisma, the look, the strength and presence to make him a reliable champion. Whether he goes for the WWF Intercontinental or World Championship, you can guarantee he'll cash in and become even bigger!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="VPWi1qV.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/VPWi1qV.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="XUvEjoT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/XUvEjoT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="6bRkIpL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/6bRkIpL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="PuCUrVp.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/PuCUrVp.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Gene Okerlund conducted an interview with the former tag team champs, The British Bulldogs. Okerlund asked them how they'll rebound from that WrestleMania loss, despite having the match practically won until Danny Davis showed up. Davey Boy Smith responded that Davis is the one to blame for sure, but they're not going to use excuses for what happened. Dynamite Kid ensured that they'll rebound from the loss and will make sure they get their fair rematch at The Big Event.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Davey Boy Smith:</strong> <em>"We almost reclaimed our championships back from the self-proclaimed, best tag team in the world. Key word, almost. The win was only seconds away, until Danny Davis came in and filled the role as referee. I don't know who gave him that permission but I'm looking past it. Now isn't the time for excuses, right now we got Demolition to worry about."</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Dynamite Kid:</strong> <em>"We're not the type of team that make excuses, that’s only how The Hart Foundation see us as. Davey and myself will rebound from that lost and come April 26th, we'll make sure that we walk into The Big Event as the challengers for the WWF World Tag Team Championships."</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="Vu8nVwK.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Vu8nVwK.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Tag Team Match </span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> The British Bulldogs Vs. Demolition</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="XUvEjoT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/XUvEjoT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="6bRkIpL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/6bRkIpL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="uuYpyUI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uuYpyUI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="FYFwEtN.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/FYFwEtN.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The British Bulldogs made good use of this match to prove to WWF President, Jack Tunney, that they deserve one more match against The Hart Foundation. As on the other hand, Demolition recently returned to WWF programming and would like nothing more but to put themselves in title contention. Demolition were aggressive in this one, displaying a good amount of offense in the early going. However, once Smith and Kid got into the rhythm, they would become too hot to be stopped. Davey Boy Smith would earn the pin over Ax, after performing a Running Powerslam.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winners: The British Bulldogs </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 6:12 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Running Powerslam by Smith onto Ax earns the pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="0NQuGYE.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/0NQuGYE.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="6UxIxMn.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/6UxIxMn.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> "Rowdy" Roddy Piper welcomed the viewers to his Pit, as he finally ended the speculation on whether he's staying with the World Wrestling Federation or heading to Hollywood. Piper admits that the decision wasn't an easy one to make but believes it's the best decision in the long run for himself and his family. Piper announced that he would be headed to Hollywood in about a month's time, to begin the filming of "Hell Comes to Frogtown". Knowing that some of his fans would be upset about the announcement, Piper reassured them that wrestling will always be in his heart and that he will comeback every so often.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>As Piper began to make his farewell speech, a few uninvited guests interrupted the Piper's Pit...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="P09v8SO.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/P09v8SO.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="1nLn9sR.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/1nLn9sR.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="1AC6NsK.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/1AC6NsK.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="CWgzDp6.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CWgzDp6.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Ivan Koloff instructed The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff to grab ahold of Piper. They did just that, as Piper questioned what it was that they wanted from him. Ivan showed a slight smirk and began to talk about how it's the Americans, who always got to take the spotlight. Tonight, The Russian Alliance takes the spotlight.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Ivan Koloff:</strong> <em>"Many of these fans are sad to see you gone, because many of your fans are Americans. The Russian Alliance is glad to see you go, as that is one less American taking over our spotlight. Your fans are sad to see you go, but they don't realize just how sad they really are to see you go. We'll make them realize."</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Ivan and Nikita Koloff began to dish out strikes to Piper's face and gut, while still being held by Sheik and Volkoff. After they get their fair share of offense, Ivan instructs them to let Piper go. After they do, Piper attempts to fight back but the Russian brutes are too much for Piper to overcome. Nikita hits Piper with one of the set's stools, knocking Piper down on the ground. All four men begin stomping on Piper, making their statement loud and clear on what they think of Americans. Sheik then puts Piper into the Camel Clutch, until Piper is completely dazed out. Afterwards, Ivan Koloff spits in the face of Piper, before they toss him to the ground and leave the scene.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="Qbbmmx2.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Qbbmmx2.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="zb45lts.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zb45lts.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Bobby Heenan talks about why The Big Event will live up to its name and its mainly because King Kong Bundy gets his rematch with Hulk Hogan. Heenan mentions how at WrestleMania 2, Hogan defeated Bundy because he escaped a cage. Heenan adds that this time, Hogan must pin Bundy's shoulders to the mat in order to win. Heenan points out that good fortune is on the horizon for The Heenan Family and come April 26th, Heenan will finally witness the end of Hulkamania.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bobby Heenan:</strong> <em>"Hogan, I hope you know what is coming your way April 26th and I hope you're as prepared as King Kong Bundy is. A long time has passed since you and Bundy encountered each other face to face. Now, Bundy gets his moment to destroy you in front of all your Hulkamaniacs! As he delivers crushing move after crushing move, you'll see your championship fading away from you each step of the way. I must inform you that this isn't the same King Kong Bundy from WrestleMania 2. Oh no! This is a more destructible, more powerful, and a much more aggressive, King Kong Bundy! You'll soon find out Hogan, just like all of your Hulkamaniacs! Just like how Bundy will crush you, he'll crush the hope of each and every one of your Hulkamaniacs!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="bRTx7pC.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/bRTx7pC.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Singles Match </span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Jake Roberts Vs. Paul Ordnorff (/w Bobby Heenan)</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="xKGu5ha.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/xKGu5ha.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="dMedi79.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/dMedi79.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="VkBg7y1.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/VkBg7y1.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Paul Ordnorff came into this match looking lost in the shuffle, as he hasn't had much of a direction as of late. Heenan hasn't had much success with him, but he had high hopes Ordnorff could change things around in this main event. Jake Roberts on the other hand, was coming into this match with a lot of momentum. Making his statement clear last week on Wrestling Challenge, that he is the next #1 contender for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. Ordnorff delivered a decent amount of offense to Roberts in the early going of the match, but Roberts eventually caught a spark that ignited into flames. Roberts rallied his way to victory with offense and eventually closed the match off with a DDT, to earn the pin.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Jake Roberts </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 6:31 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: DDT by Roberts leads to the pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="GGhMaF1.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/GGhMaF1.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="xKGu5ha.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/xKGu5ha.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="dMedi79.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/dMedi79.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> Bobby Heenan was clearly not happy with Ordnorff losing, as it is not doing any favors for The Heenan Family's reputation. Heenan left as soon as the referee declared Roberts the winner, while Ordnorff looked on, confused as to why Heenan would just leave him behind. Ordnorff soon left afterwards, as Roberts continued to play off the crowd. It wouldn't be long until a certain man came to approach Roberts though...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="m6ccZPA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/m6ccZPA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="dvd5tJv.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/dvd5tJv.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The former WWF Intercontinental Champion, Randy Savage came to the ring and stared Jake Roberts in the face. Savage claimed that despite what Roberts may think, he's the next #1 contender because he hasn't received his rematch that he is owed. Roberts disagrees with Savage and challenges him to a match at The Big Event to see who deserves the title shot more. Savage wastes no time in accepting, adding that the snake men will find out what macho madness is all about!</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="VPWi1qV.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/VPWi1qV.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>TV Rating: 1.37 (1,032,690 Viewers) </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Show Overall Grade:</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="3iOw8xX.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/3iOw8xX.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Backstage News / Incidents / Opinions</span></strong><p> </p><p> • N/A</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="v3oziil.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/v3oziil.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <strong>WWF Wrestling Challenge #6 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> April 10th, 1987 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> From the Sioux City Municipal Auditorium in Sioux, Iowa </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Attendance: 3,310 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Announce Team: Lord Alfred Hayes & Gorilla Monsoon</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="sit2qQa.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/sit2qQa.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="MWaD8uI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/MWaD8uI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>The show starts off with Gene Okerlund recapping the end of WWF Superstars of Wrestling, in which Jake Roberts issued a challenge to Randy Savage, to see who the next #1 contender for the WWF Intercontinental Championship truly is. Okerlund confirms that the match will in fact take place on April 26th at The Big Event, and that the winner will either face Ricky Steamboat or Butch Reed for the title. <strong>(B-, 76)</strong> <p> </p><p> In a tag team match, Velvet McIntyre & Itsuki Yamazaki defeated The Glamour Girls (Judy Martin & Leilani Kai) in 5:43 after Yamazaki delivered a German Suplex on Kai. The announce team hyped before the match, that the winning team would face off against each other next week to decide who faces The Fabulous Moolah. <strong>(D, 43) </strong></p><p> </p><p> Jesse Ventura interviewed the WWF Intercontinental Champion, Ricky Steamboat, on the situation between Savage and Roberts. Steamboat mentions that he wouldn't mind facing either man, as the one walking out victorious will certainly, deserve it. Steamboat makes note that he'll have to defeat Butch Reed first, but the comment makes Reed come off as an afterthought. <strong>(B+, 84)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Gene Okerlund is back with the audience, in which he talks to Junkyard Dog about having to face Harley Race for a second time now. JYD mentions that he put Race in his place at WrestleMania and that he won't mind doing it again at The Big Event. <strong>(B, 79)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Junkyard Dog went one on one against Iron Mike Sharpe, who was looking to kill JYD's momentum but JYD was too hot to be stopped at this point and won the match in 5:57 after delivering a Thump. <strong>(C+, 67)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> A recap video is played from WWF Superstars in which Piper began his retirement speech during Piper's Pit only to be ambushed by the Anti-American group, The Russian Alliance. <strong>(C+, 69)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Paul Ordnorff has had a rough time coming up with momentum but he looked good against The Crusher, after dominating him and ending the match in 6:02 with a Piledriver. <strong>(C-, 53)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> WWF President, Jack Tunney announces that The British Bulldogs will get their rematch at The Big Event and that he has banned Danny Davis from getting involved. Tunney mentions that in order to give Hart Foundation a positive from this, he's making it a match where if the Bulldogs lose, they won't get another opportunity at the tag titles as long as The Hart Foundation are the champions. <strong>(C-, 57)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Bob Orton Jr and Magnificent Muraco haven't quite been on pace as of late but they got the ball rolling again with a big win over the Can-Am Connection in 7:02 once Orton delivered a big Superplex on Tom Zenk. <strong>(C+, 67)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Gene Okerlund announces that the WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Hulk Hogan, will be at WWF Superstars of Wrestling next week. <strong>(B-, 76) </strong></p><p> </p><p> Ricky Steamboat took Honky Tonk Man in this action packed main event, in which HTM looked to prove himself to be a contender. However, his skills weren't enough to top Steamboat who put the match away in 7:30 after delivering a Flying Karate Chop. <strong>(B-, 74) </strong></p><p> </p><p> As the WWF Intercontinental Champion celebrated, an unexpected visitor came to crush the part. The #1 contender, Butch Reed came into the ring and delivered a big assault on Steamboat. He delivered two Gorilla Press Slams and shouted out that the locker room will recognize him. <strong>(B, 77)</strong></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>TV Rating: 0.49 (367,630 Viewers) </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Show Rating:</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uJknqQ7.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uJknqQ7.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Backstage News / Incidents / Opinions</span></strong><p> </p><p> • Tito Santana lifted everyone's spirits after drawing out some cartoons.</p><p> </p><p> • Junkyard Dog suffered a Twisted Disco Knee and was clearly wasted on drugs for a 2nd time. Not to mention, he was also high off pain killers, all of this could explain why he ended up injured.</p><p> </p><p> • After news came in that Junkyard Dog would be out of action for 26 days, Vince McMahon made the ultimate decision to cut ties with him. JYD has been given two warnings and nothing came out of them, he was originally going to be fined after Wrestling Challenge but that quickly changed after he got injured. Reason being, because he had a scheduled match at The Big Event against Harley Race. The best decision was to release him before he seriously injured somebody else. After his firing, JYD improved his behavior, so there is a chance he could comeback but for the long future, he'll have to find work elsewhere. Shame, because JYD is in the top 10 of most popular superstars in the United States.</p><p> </p><p> • Paul Ordnorff and The Crusher have zero chemistry.</p><p> </p><p> • Rick Martel is getting better with his gimmick.</p><p> </p><p> • Adrian Adonis and Leilani Kai are now dating. Haircut must have made Adonis attractive I suppose. He has yet to make his return to the WWF after WrestleMania and some have to wonder, what is next?</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">This Week's News</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> • UWF & Eddie Gilbert have come to an agreement on a contract extension.</p><p> </p><p> • PWI held a poll on who fans thought was the most entertaining wrestler in the world right now and many voted "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.</p><p> </p><p> • Many insiders believe that Marcus Laurinaitis has the potential to be a big star in the world of professional wrestling if he is booked right.</p><p> </p><p> • World Class Wrestling Association Hall of Famer, Pepper Gomez, passed away on the night of April 8th. Gomez won multiple championships throughout his career, such as becoming a 13-time WCWA Texas Heavyweight Champion, 9-time WCWA Tag Team Champion and won the NWA Southern Heavyweight title. Gomez passed away at the age of 59.</p><p> </p><p> • AWA seems to be making some harsh comments about several regional wrestling businesses in which could either be good for them or perhaps backfire and become bad. Reportedly there is bad blood between AWA (American Wrestling Association) and the following companies, UWF (Universal Wrestling Federation), WCWA (World Class Wrestling Association), WWA (World Wrestling Association), CCW (Continental Championship Wrestling), CSW (Central States Wrestling), G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) and even JCP (Jim Crockett Promotions).</p><p> </p><p> • WWF Intercontinental Champion, Ricky Steamboat, was on a National TV Show this past week in which he helped promote the World Wrestling Federation. He did a good job representing the company and wrestling in general.</p><p> </p><p> • 70-year-old Hall of Immortal, Lou Thesz has now called it an end with the wrestling business, as he has announced his permanent retirement from the sport and has left the business. People close to Thesz say he has big passion for the company and that he made this announcement because of age and health.</p><p> </p><p> • Word is that the Rock N' Roll Express could be headed to the WWF. The rumor is now becoming truer, as Dave Meltzer reports that the Rock N' Roll Express lost to the Road Warriors on April 11th in the finals of the NWA Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup because of their new contracts with the WWF.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Smasher1311" data-cite="Smasher1311" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Great stuff, I'm glad that your big Mania bouts were able to get the high grades they did, plus a huge debut for DiBiase by defeating Chico! I'm downright insulted that Demolition's big return was shafted to the B Show, though. <img alt=":mad:" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/mad.png.69834f23b9a8bf290d98375f56f1c794.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt=":p" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/tongue.png.ceb643b2956793497cef30b0e944be28.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Appreciate the comment! I have to say, I was really fortunate with WrestleMania. I was very surprise that the show didn't have a single C match and I have to believe it was because I contributed A LOT of money into the event (celebrities, set, star band). Got big things in store for DiBiase, I'm looking forward to it as much as I was with his debut. Demolition's return on the "B" show was mainly due to the fact that I needed to evaluate them first. I know after Superstars it may seem like nothing is in store for them, but rest assure, big things await them soon!</p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="James The Animator" data-cite="James The Animator" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Wow, it's a shame you had to can JYD. He was very popular, and he could have been a major player for you in the early stages of this playthrough. Unfortunately, it looks like his career will be smote in this playthrough just like it was in real life. Also, it appears that AWA is not long for this world, given that the best match they could produce at their last major event was a 64, and they have heat with many companies. For some reason, I didn't get an e-mail notification when you posted Mania, which is why I'm commenting now.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Thanks for following man, I appreciate it a lot!</p><p> </p><p> Yeah it was very disappointing, especially since JYD is one of my favorites from the golden age. Besides that though, it really affected some of my big plans going forward, since he was one of my very few top face superstars.</p><p> </p><p> Believe it or not, AWA is actually beating a lot of the regional companies in the regional battles. Not only that but slowly their popularity has been going up. They have the talent to pull off some big ratings but just aren't executing them in the best way though. I got my eye out on a few of their stars but I'm actually watching to see how they do before I make any decisions. I'd like to see other companies besides WWF do well, but AWA will probably begin to decline after the out of nowhere heat with all these other companies. Unless they can get their stuff together, than maybe they'll prove me wrong.</p>
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<p>WWF Superstars & Challenge #7 (04/16 & 04/17)</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="IHPJuwp.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/IHPJuwp.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF Superstars of Wrestling #7</span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> April 16th, 1987 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> From the Hoffman Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Attendance: 11,000 </strong><strong><span style="color:#00FF00;">(Sold-Out)</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Announce Team: Gorilla Monsoon, Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="MWaD8uI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/MWaD8uI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="3kTVnrL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/3kTVnrL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="UqNaRab.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/UqNaRab.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p>The announce team hypes up tonight's main event between WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Hulk Hogan and Dino Bravo. They talk about how Hogan will he need to watch his back tonight, as The Heenan Family could strike at any given moment.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="0NQuGYE.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/0NQuGYE.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Singles Match</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Shawn Michaels Vs. Honky Tonk Man (/w Jimmy Hart)</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="usvB2nb.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/usvB2nb.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="8MJG2ua.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/8MJG2ua.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="TuzqxkA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/TuzqxkA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The young 21-year old Shawn Michaels looked to make his debut here in the WWF against The Honky Tonk Man. Michaels showed that he was very well capable of having the skill set to have a spot here in the WWF. HTM would not let the rookie get one over him and with a distraction by Jimmy Hart, he guaranteed that there wouldn't be an upset. Michaels fell for Hart's distraction, which helped HTM deliver the Shake, Rattle and Roll.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Honky Tonk Man </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 6:13 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Shake, Rattle and Roll leads to HTM getting the pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="zV2ICaP.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zV2ICaP.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="zb45lts.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zb45lts.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="SfKkKgn.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/SfKkKgn.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="L90N9Cd.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/L90N9Cd.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Bobby Heenan is backstage with the rest of The Heenan Family, with Paul Ordnorff being absent. Heenan talks about how "The King" Harley Race will no longer have to face the Junkyard Dog due to JYD suffering an injury last week on Wrestling Challenge. Heenan assures that Race will be getting a match on the card, regardless to prove he is in fact, the king. Heenan begins to hype up Hercules upcoming open challenge for the WWF World Television Championship.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bobby Heenan:</strong> <em>"Harley Race, will get himself a match at The Big Event to further prove that he is in fact the true king of the WWF. Whoever he defeats, he'll prove that he's the next men in line for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. However, that is down the line, tonight we talk about the "Almighty" Hercules. Tonight, we're starting a WWF World Television Championship open challenge. Each and every week. Hercules will defend this title against anyone and prove to everyone watching why he was the best men to win the title. Success is in fact on the way for The Heenan Family, especially once King Kong Bundy takes the championship away from Hulk Hogan!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>Suddenly, Bobby Heenan's face turns into shock once he sees a familiar face. When the camera turns on him, it turns out to be...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="dMedi79.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/dMedi79.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Paul Ordnorff. Ordnorff questions Heenan on where his success is at and that he's a bigger deal in the group than anyone else standing in front of him. The Heenan Family look ready to jump Ordnorff after his comments, but Heenan signals them to calm down. Heenan informs Ordnorff that his time will be coming, he just needs to remain calm and patient. Ordnorff says that he better be right, before leaving the scene.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="j9flkpx.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/j9flkpx.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p>The announce team hypes up the fact that "Rowdy" Roddy Piper will be appearing on WWF Superstars of Wrestling next week to address the fans. McMahon says that all he knows as of this moment is that Piper will be addressing the recent attack by the hands of The Russian Alliance.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="kcGvZq9.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/kcGvZq9.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Tag Team Match</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> The Wild Samoans (/w King Curtis Iaukea) Vs. The Rock 'N Roll Express</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="46dpm6r.png" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/46dpm6r.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="LkqtjJi.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/LkqtjJi.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="NQiW03U.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/NQiW03U.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="oLVfdDE.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/oLVfdDE.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="YYL7fSV.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/YYL7fSV.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The Rock 'N' Roll Express tag team consisting of Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton, made their debut here in the WWF tonight. Jesse Ventura mentioned how the tag team is destined for big things here, as they have had a lot of success outside the federation. The Wild Samoans wanted to crush their debut by delivering the tag team a loss, but that wouldn't be happening. Morton and Gibson showed what they were all about and finished Sika off with a double dropkick, for Gibson to earn the pin.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winners: The Rock 'N Roll Express </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 7:10 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Double Dropkick by The Rock 'N Roll Express helps Ricky Morton get the pin over Sika.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="zV2ICaP.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zV2ICaP.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="eSUScO5.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/eSUScO5.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="XKWsGq2.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/XKWsGq2.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Backstage, Butch Reed talks about his big match against Rick Steamboat for the WWF Intercontinental Championship at The Big Event. Reed talks briefly about why he chose to attack Steamboat, claiming he needed people to realize that he's the big deal around here.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Butch Reed:</strong> <em>"Everybody is gunning for that WWF Intercontinental Championship, yet everybody is talking about facing Ricky Steamboat. My attack on Steamboat was a clear indication that I'm not a man to be forgotten about. WrestleMania III, I won the 15-men battle royal in what was my PPV debut. I made a statement that night and I have zero intentions on stopping. Steamboat, your opponent at The Big Event is not Randy Savage nor Jake Roberts. Your opponent is "The Natural" Butch Reed and you better be ready, because I'm not taking it easy on you or anybody else!</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="VPWi1qV.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/VPWi1qV.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="L90N9Cd.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/L90N9Cd.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> Bobby Heenan makes his with his client, the WWF World Television Champion, Hercules. Once in the ring, Heenan talks about doing the honors and issuing the first open challenge for the WWF World Television Championship. They wait until...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="vLZYvFi.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vLZYvFi.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Billy Jack Haynes comes down the ramp and announces that he has accepted the challenge. Heenan laughs at Haynes and talks about how much of a joke this is. McMahon mentions on commentary, that Haynes deserves a shot after making it to the final elimination of last week's battle royal. Heenan then goes on to say that this match is not happening, until Hercules takes the microphone and claim he accepts the fight.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uJknqQ7.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uJknqQ7.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF World Television Championship</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="8Un9E8r.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/8Un9E8r.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Singles</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Billy Jack Haynes Vs. Hercules (/w Bobby Heenan)</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="vLZYvFi.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vLZYvFi.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="L90N9Cd.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/L90N9Cd.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="VkBg7y1.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/VkBg7y1.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Haynes has been on a decline rate of momentum as of late, but if any moment meant he could turn it around, this would be that moment. While Hercules, was determined to finish Haynes off easily and earn his first defense of his title reign. Haynes had the upper-hand to begin this match, unloading a series of strikes to Hercules and bringing the big men down. Haynes brought a tank full of offense with him, as he was relentless in his moves. The announce team acknowledged it by claiming Haynes was more focus on revenge than the title. Hercules eventually rebounded though, as he was outside of the ring, Heenan went and distracted the referee. Haynes followed Hercules outside, but it left Haynes getting hit hard in the head by Hercules' chain. The strike was vicious enough to cause some blood to pour out, as Hercules sent Haynes back into the ring. Hercules finished Haynes off with a Full Nelson and was declared the winner after there was no response by Haynes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Hercules </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Defense: #1 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 6:49 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Full Nelson earns Hercules the submission.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="d8co6RT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/d8co6RT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="hcSzCdf.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/hcSzCdf.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="y1ANlMu.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/y1ANlMu.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="zO0LcFY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zO0LcFY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> The Hart Foundation were backstage, in which they discussed their final match against The British Bulldogs at The Big Event. They talk about how once they finish them up, they'll be looking to face a tag team that is ready to step up to the plate.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Jim Neidhart:</strong> <em>"Jack Tunney wants to give The Bulldogs another chance against us, which still hasn't sat well with me considering that we defeated them on the biggest stage, WrestleMania. Whether Danny Davis got involved or not, the match was decided once the bell rang, that The Hart Foundation was leaving as tag team champions."</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bret Hart:</strong> <em>"Regardless, we got another match against them April 26th and to anyone who still believes that we aren't the best tag team today, we'll prove every one of you wrong at The Big Event."</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>Jimmy Hart hypes up the big match between The British Bulldogs and The Hart Foundation one final time, before the cameras head back to the ring.</p><p> </p><p> <img alt="KpByqgN.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/KpByqgN.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Normal, Non-Title, Singles Match</span></strong><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Dino Bravo Vs. Hulk Hogan</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="0vGGMqZ.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/0vGGMqZ.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wMIpWUz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wMIpWUz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="qVfsfKq.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/qVfsfKq.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Dino Bravo had the best moment to prove his claim that he's the strongest man in the world by defeating the WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Hulk Hogan. He held true to his world in the opening of the match, executing well on the offense and stopping Hogan from getting any momentum. The fans rallied Hogan on late in the match, which seemed to motivate Hogan to kick it back into gear. Bravo delivered a couple of strikes to Hogan's face, but Hogan would block the third strike. Hogan began to toss out a couple of punches himself, before tossing Bravo to the ropes and hitting him with a big boot. Hogan flexed his biceps for a brief second, before finishing the match with the big leg drop.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Winner: Hulk Hogan </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Match Time: 7:25 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Finish: Big Leg Drop earns Hogan the pin.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="GGhMaF1.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/GGhMaF1.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="qVfsfKq.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/qVfsfKq.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> Hulk Hogan celebrates his victory with the fans, until his music gets interrupted...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="D0FxgLT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/D0FxgLT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="zb45lts.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zb45lts.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Bobby Heenan begins to walk down to the ring alongside King Kong Bundy, who is scheduled to face Hogan at The Big Event. Heenan congratulates Hogan on his win but reminds him that his real challenge is having to pin his fellow client's shoulders down on the mat for a 3 count. Heenan informs Hogan that he is on borrowed time with the WWF World Heavyweight Championship and that come next week, Bundy will have it in his possession.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Bobby Heenan:</strong> <em>"Time is truly not on your side Hogan, not for you or any of your Hulkamaniacs. In fact, every minute that ticks' tocks away is another minute closer that King Kong Bundy is crowned the new world champion. Next week, Bundy will finally be the men to take that title away from you and prove that his WrestleMania loss to you a year ago was only because of the cage stipulation. Hogan, whether you like it or not, you're looking at your new champion... King Kong Bundy!!!"</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Hogan, being the fighting champion that he is, signals Bundy to bring it and that they can settle this right here, right now. At ringside, Heenan reminds Hogan that he doesn't know what he's getting himself into. Hogan continues to taunt Bundy, which leads to Heenan finally telling Bundy to get in there and remind Hogan what he's getting himself into.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> King Kong Bundy gets into the ring and has a one on one stare down with Hogan, as Heenan watches from ringside. Hogan showing no intimidation, throws the first strike, which prompts Bundy to retaliate with a few hooks of his own. Both men begin to fight it out in the ring, with neither men getting the advantage over one another. Vince McMahon then informs the viewers that that is all the time we have left for this week's Superstars but reminds fans to tune in next week to know of the fallout between Bundy and Hogan.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="CdawS1V.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CdawS1V.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>TV Rating: 1.38 (1,035,050 Viewers) </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Show Overall Grade:</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="j9flkpx.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/j9flkpx.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Backstage News / Incidents / Opinions</span></strong><p> </p><p> • N/A</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="v3oziil.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/v3oziil.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF Wrestling Challenge #7</span></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> April 17th, 1987 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> From the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Attendance: 9,734 </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Announce Team: Lord Alfred Hayes & Gorilla Monsoon</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="sit2qQa.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/sit2qQa.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="MWaD8uI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/MWaD8uI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Itsuki Yamazaki and Velvet McIntyre went one on one against each other, in which the winner was bound to face The Fabulous Moolah for the WWF Women's Championship at next week's Wrestling Challenge. The match was even on both sides but McIntyre came out winning after performing the McIntyre Roll in 6:12 <strong>(D,43)</strong> <p> </p><p> Gene Okerlund interviews Paul Ordnorff, who expresses his frustrations with Bobby Heenan having no spot for him. Ordnorff explained that he hired Heenan to give him a run with a title and yet Hercules has received the TV title, Race is King of the Ring and Bundy gets a world title shot. Ordnorff adds that If Bundy can't get the job done, then Heenan better do what's best for business, which is have him face Hogan. <strong>(B-.76)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Demolition faced off against The Rougeau Brothers, in which they dominated the siblings and made their mark that they are a threat to be reckon with in the tag division. Smash earned the pinfall in 6:57 <strong>(C,60) </strong></p><p> </p><p> Johnny V is backstage talking to his client Brutus Beefcake about possibly receiving a WWF World Television title, but the talks go nowhere once Greg Valentine returns from injury. Valentine congratulates Beefcake's recent efforts but adds that Brutus isn't great without him. Johnny V hurries up and puts the tension to rest by saying that they are at their best when they are a team. <strong>(C-,59) </strong></p><p> </p><p> Randy Savage gets interviewed by Ken Resnick and talks about his opponent next week Superstars of Wrestling, Rick Martel. Savage claims he's only looking forward to his match against Jake Roberts at The Big Event and that he looks forward to proving his case. <strong>(B,82)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Tito Santana faced off against Bob Orton Jr in a singles match. Santana eventually came out as victorious once he locked in the Figure Four Leglock and finished the match at 6:28. <strong>(B-,73)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> After the match, Tito Santana calls out Ted DiBiase to a rematch at The Big Event but he gets no response. <strong>(C, 60)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Butch Reed continued his big wave of momentum by dominating Jim Duggan in the main event. He finished the match off with the Gorilla Press Slam and earned the pin at 6:22 <strong>(C+)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> Butch Reed taunts the fans after his win, however, Reed wasn't expecting Ricky Steamboat to come running into the ring and getting himself some revenge. Steamboat delivered a decent amount of offense before sending him over the top rope. <strong>(B+, 83)</strong></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="uD0PNYY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/uD0PNYY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong>TV Rating: 0.49 (371,930 Viewers) </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> Show Rating:</strong></p><p> </p><p> <img alt="lw64inG.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/lw64inG.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="44871" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Backstage News / Incidents / Opinions</span></strong><p> </p><p> • Tom Magee reportedly asked for a pay raise backstage, in which it seems as though it was rejected. Rumors has it that Magee, who makes $500 per appearance, requested a $360 pay raise and was denied. Some have mentioned that that is why Magee is furious as of the moment. There is no word from WWF on the situation or why they have denied the raise.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">This Week's News</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> • 69-year-old, St. Louis native, Freddie Blassie retired officially retired on April 17th and looks forward to life outside of the wrestling business. Blassie's accolades include being a one-time NWA Wildside Heavyweight Champion and a one-time NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion in which he won back in March 1957.</p><p> </p><p> • Continental Championship Wrestling (CCW) looks to be cutting budget costs as they have announced several names released from the promotion such as, Keith Hart, Norvell Austin, Tommy Rogers, Ken Wayne, Scott Armstrong, The Headhunters and Doug Furnas.</p><p> </p><p> • Some industry veterans are saying that 22-year old Andre Baker is a man to watch out for, as they believe he's a future top star in the British Isles. Baker is not currently signed anywhere at the moment, but that could change after this headline.</p></div></blockquote>
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