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  1. Den Scorpio

    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    HOUSE SHOW: Sunday 1/3 | Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Arena (7,781) Dynamite Kid (no Heenan) defeated Salvatore Bellomo. Hillbilly Jim defeated Virgil (no Blassie) by count-out. Rick Martel defeated Al Snow with a small package. Bob Backlund defeated Ivan Putski with a bridging rollup entangled in the ropes. Davey Boy Smith defeated ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham by DQ when Graham battered Smith repeatedly with a chair. Smith had used the chair prior, when the ref didn’t see. The Fantastics defeated The Red Scare with a sunset flip from the top by Rogers on Zhukov. Capt. Lou Albano defeated Mr. Fuji with a schoolboy. ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff won a $20,000 20-man battle royal. Eliminated Greg Valentine at the end.
  2. Den Scorpio

    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    HOUSE SHOW: Saturday 1/2 | Pittsburgh, PA @ Civic Arena (14,544) Ted Arcidi defeated Al Snow with a powerslam. Cousin Luke (w/Lou Albano) defeated Masa Saito (w/Mr. Fuji) by count-out when Albano snatched Fuji’s cane from Saito from behind before he could use it on Luke. Saito stalked Albano while Luke beat the 10 count. Rick Martel fought Nikolai Volkoff (w/Freddie Blassie) to a 15-minute time limit draw. ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham defeated Greg Valentine (no Heenan) by DQ, when the British Bulldogs ran down in street clothes to gang up on Graham. The Fantastics ran down in street clothes to help Graham clean house. [Intermission] Ivan Putski defeated Tag Team Champion Tama (w/Mr. Fuji) with a rollup. ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff defeated Bob Backlund by count-out. After Orndorff dramatically got the better of Backlund, Backlund got on the mic outside the ring, lectured Orndorrf & the crowd, then stormed away. Big John Studd defeated Hillbilly Jim with an elbowdrop when Jim missed a running Big Boot to the corner. Sgt. Slaughter defeated Ken Patera by DQ when Patera used a foreign object from his singlet to clobber Slaughter, in plain sight of the ref. Post-match, Patera tries to hook the Full Nelson & Slaughter instinctively mule-kicks him in the groin. Slaughter chases him off with Patera’s foreign object, to close out the night.
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    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    TV: All-Star Wrestling - Saturday 1/2 (Vince McMahon & Jack Reynolds on commentary.) [New Opening Credits Package] featuring fireworks, shots of the American flag, intermittent action shots of Andre the Giant, Red Scare, Superstar Graham, Hulk Hogan vs. David Schultz from 12/26, Big John Studd, Sting howling, Greg Valentine, along with marquee graphics of some of the most prominent arena names in the northeast corridor like Madison Square Garden, The Spectrum, Boston Garden, Maple Leaf Gardens, Capital Centre, etc. Final shot is of Hulk Hogan heading back up the MSG aisle with the belt raised. Shot freezes & turns vintage-newspaper-style in its special effect.] [Show begins with ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper lounging in a folding chair in the middle of the ring, running his fingers through his hair. Says you may be wondering what he’s doing out here & not letting the show roll like it would otherwise. Says it’s because it’s his 1st appearance on All-Star Wrestling & it was important to give everyone a chance to cherish a moment like this. Says there’s no sense in just showing up on 1 show - might as well spend time in every room in the house. And this room, All-Star Wrestling, is his den. His “pit”. Says the same rules apply - it’s all his & he has the keys to do what the hell he wants. Whether it’s a main event wrestler, an announcer, a talking head on commentary, or a production intern running out for coffee, this is all a Piper World, he says. Which means when he’s around, he can choose to offer his hand in friendship… or to slap the teeth right outta your face - or both. Says that’s just how it’s gonna be & there ain’t nobody who’s gonna change that setup. Suddenly a local wrestler comes down the aisle, gets into the ring & begins warming up for his match. Piper leisurely watches, almost silently incredulous, since he wasn’t done talking. Piper chuckles to himself, saying “There’s always one”. Gets up & approaches the young, respectful wrestler. Piper introduces himself, puts 1 arm on the guys shoulder & asks his name. As the guy goes to answer, Piper CLOCKS him in the face with the mic. Guy’s on the mat, holding his face. Piper says “THAT’S your name - CLUNK is your name”. Piper yanks him up & faceplant-bulldogs him onto the seat of the open folding chair. Guy’s on the mat, motionless from the impact! “Pleased to meet you”, Piper says, still holding the mic. He turns to the crowd & says “Case & point!”, tosses the mic, and gets out of the ring leisurely, heading up the aisle to a huge mixed sendoff.] Sting made his All-Star Wrestling debut & defeated Trevor Connor with the Stinger Splash @ 48 seconds. Monster reception. Sting was decked out in green long tights, black scorpion & black boots this week. Pure charisma. Explosive athleticism. Nikolai Volkoff (w/Freddie Blassie) defeated Brett Stone with a military press backbreaker. [Victory Circle: Lord Alfred’s guest is Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura, who gets a big ovation. Says he’s basically a 2-sport athlete, a 2-way player, a dual threat. Says he’s not only undefeated in the WWF & the most dangerous man inside a ring in the sport, but he’s already in a short time aced out some of the foremost media types in the business, and someone who’s broken some major headlines before anyone else even knew there was anything to report. Says he’s the one who landed the first big 1-on-1 with ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper, the first to land the big exclusive with the controversial Sting, and a host of other things. Says that’s just in a month’s work. Says 1986 is gonna be the biggest yet - he’s gonna own the ring & take out these zeroes with the inflated egos who call themselves champions, as well as break new ground in broadcast journalism at a level not seen in this business. Says he’s a force that won’t be stopped & says maybe he’ll consider hiring Alfred as a butler. Says successful men of influence & world-saving powers tend to hire Alfred’s as butlers. At the end, he tells Alfred the pleasure was all his, before parading off-set to a big sendoff from the crowd.] Ivan Putski & Ted Arcidi defeated Tom Mack & Frazier Williams with a Polish Hammer by Putski on Mack. Big John Studd defeated Kurt Thomas with a bodyslam & elbowdrop. During the match, Roddy Piper comes back down the aisle, circle ringside as Studd handles Thomas. Without breaking stride, Piper turns the corner & heads right back up the aisle like nothing happened. Studd notices but doesn’t react. [Ken Patera vs. Ivan Putski announced as next week’s main event. ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham will be Lord Alfred’s guest on Victory Circle.] Kerry Von Erich defeated Masa Saito (w/Mr. Fuji) by DQ. Fiery back & forth right off the bat, with a massively fired-up crowd. Kerry’s a house of fire at the outset, rocking & rolling that Japanese war tank. Saito cuts off his momentum finally & plants him with a powerslam. Saito works him over with flattening double-chops, bodyslams for a mile, Snake Eyes to the corner, etc. Saito slams Kerry near the corner & steps onto the second turbuckle. Saito springs off for a Vader Bomb, but Kerry moves & Saito crash-lands sternum-first to the mat! Kerry slaps the mat repeatedly to get himself back in the game, as the crowd claps & rumbles on-beat to urge Kerry on. Kerry makes it back to his feet, ready to rock! Saito makes it up also, on wobbly legs. Kerry unloads with roundhouses that knock the Japanese tank pinballing all over the ring like a lightweight. He bounces Saito to the ropes & plants him with a spinebuster! Kerry makes the finger-spinning gesture to the crowd, signifying the Discus Punch coming up! Saito slowly pulls himself up, as Kerry crouches in the ready position! Fuji gets into the ring behind Kerry & charges with the cane… but Kerry sidesteps & Fuji accidentally CRACKS Saito in the cranium by accident!! Saito tumbes thru the ropes to the floor! Ref calls for the bell!! That cane is in 2 pieces now!! Fuji’s beside himself over the blunder! He turns around & Kerry LEVELS him with the Discus Punch!!!!! Fuji’s out!!! “Still of the Night” hits again & the ref raises Kerry’s arm in victory! Kerry works the rocking crowd on all sides in celebration! Place has come unglued! Saito is shaking the cobwebs free outside, as he makes it back to his feet. Kerry finally exits the ring & confidently walks the aisle toward the back, hi-fiving the rabid fans reaching for him. Saito rolls back into the ring, slowly boiling over at the sight of Fuji unconscious on the mat! Arena continues celebrating as the show goes off the air.
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    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    TV: Superstars of Wrestling - Saturday 1/2 (Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura on commentary) [OPEN] to the customary dramatic WWF logo-in-space opener, with the colored galactic lasers galvanizing the logo to its dazzling golden hue, as the echoing voice bellows “The World Wrestling Federation. The revolutionary force in sports-entertainment”. [CUT] into an updated opening credits package, set to “1999” by Prince as the audio underlay. Dramatic footage of Hulk Hogan walking the MSG hallway on 12/26 & parading down the aisle to that MSG madhouse, interwoven in rapid-fire in-ring action flashes of the British Bulldogs, Sgt. Slaughter, Masa Saito, Tito Santana, Big John Studd, Von Erich’s, Bob Backlund, Paul Orndorff, King Kong Bundy, George Steele, Rick Rude, along with intercutting ecstatic sellout crowd shots, etc. Final dramatic shot is of Hogan mid-double-bicep-pose during the emotional post-match celebration at MSG. [FILTER] into the rocking mid-sized arena. Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura are standing at the broadcast podium. Gorilla is on-fire about the history made last weekend, saying a new era in professional wrestling has launched & we’re all on this wild ride. Ventura agrees it’s a new era, but questions if this is a wild, short ride to nowhere that leaves us all stranded in the middle of nowhere. Gorilla kicks us to the ring. ‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude (w/Jimmy Hart) defeated David Montgomery. Beforehand, Hart came out to “Johnny Be Good” & did the customary over-the-top intro to bring Rude out. Rude came to the ring, berated Orndorff & as usual demanded (and was granted) “Smooth Operator” to play during his match. Rude easily obliterated Montgomery & put him out with a Rude Awakening for the 1-2-3. [WWF Update, set to “I Would Die 4 U” by Prince as the audio intro. Lord Alfred kicks things off with the major headline of the ‘Incredible’ Hulk Hogan arriving to the WWF in heart-stopping fashion & defeating David Schultz last Saturday night @ MSG in the Natural Selection open challenge, making history to win the WWF Heavyweight Title & knocking the world of sports on its ear. Kicks us to exclusive footage of Schultz berating the NYC crowd, “Eye of the Tiger” hitting, Hogan walking the hall making his explosive entrance down to ringside to Schultz’s shock, the climactic closing moments of the brief battle ending with a 1-2-3 that sent MSG into a total frenzy, and pieces of the emotional post-match celebration. Alfred signifies this as a new day, the “birth of Hulkamania”, and a seismic shift in the international landscape of professional wrestling. He ponders what the next bombshell will be in the fallout for the Hulk. He quickly switches gears to excitedly announcing new major free-agent re-signings, besides the man who just became Champion. Former former WWF I-C Champion the ‘Magnificent’ Don Muraco and former Tag Team Champion in the WWF & multiple international champion Rick Martel have each signed on the dotted line with the WWF! He ends the segment saying more headlines are yet to come. “Raspberry Beret” by The Revolution is the audio outro & the words “Up Next… The Intercontinental Champ in Action. ARRIBA!” appear below the WWF logo on-screen.] Commercial [During the commercial break, a market-specific WWF ad bumper airs during the commercial break in the Washington, DC market only, hyping being 2 weeks away from the WWF returning to the Capitol Centre. Visual shows the starry moving-through-space motion graphic & Mean Gene’s voice hyping the card, which includes Kerry Von Erich vs. Bob Backlund in a No DQ grudge match, Samoan Headhunters defending the Tag Titles vs. Putski & Arcidi, Rick Rude vs. Hillbilly Jim, George ‘The Animal’ Steele vs. King Kong Bundy, and lots more!... Etc.] I-C Champion Tito Santana defeated Manny Lee. Big reception for Tito. 36 seconds. Flying forearm. Thanks for playing. During the post-match, Ken Patera saunters down the aisle & grabs a mic at ringside. Says he hears Tito’s been looking for him, but that’s just to egg on these useless fans. Tito’s pissed. Says there’s a reason Tito’s up there (in the ring) & Patera’s down here (floor). Says, if Tito wants him bad enough, he’ll come see him face-to-face about it. Tito throws caution to the wind & rolls out after him, as Patera hightails it up the aisle to the back with Tito speeding after him in hot pursuit! [Tito hurriedly arrives backstage, yelling for Patera but not seeing him anywhere. He walks toward the hallway & Patera ambushes him out of nowhere. Patera stomps him into oblivion, then snatches him up & runs him face-and-sternum-first into the concrete walls like a pinball. Tito collapses to the floor. Patera stomps away again, peels him up & gut-wrench-powerslams him on the smooth, hard floor. Battered Tito’s spasming. Patera yells, “COME ON SANTANA, HERE I AM! COME GET ME! LIKE I’M COMIN’ FOR MY BELT!” Patera then violently flips over a nearby table of AV equipment onto Santana. A bunch of local wrestlers race onto the scene from the locker room & Patera confidently walks away, chuckling. Other officials arrive as the wrestlers manage to get the overturned table & scattered debris off the semi-conscious Santana.] [Mean Gene in a locker room: Interviews Kevin Von Erich about this week’s main event vs. Afa. Kevin says the Samoan Headhunters all owe Bob Backlund protection detail for the next 10 years, for gifting them the Von Erich’s Tag Team Titles. Says he’s told 1 savage, Haku, has gone AWOL & Afa will join him after this week, when Kevin kicks his Samoan butt from 1 end of town to the other. Says Fuji can get some of this too.] [30-second hype ad for WWF merchandise to order by phone.] Commercial [WWF Event Center for the Philadelphia Market, with “For the Love of Money” by The O’Jays as the audio intro: Mean Gene hypes being down to 2 weeks before WWF action returns to the Spectrum, Saturday 1/16, 8 PM bell time. Limited seats remain. Runs down the 9-match card, including Kerry Von Erich vs. Bob Backlund the big main event return bout, Tito Santana defending the I-C Title vs. heated rival Ken Patera, Samoan Headhunters defending the Tag Titles vs. The Fantastics, and Roddy Piper making his Philly area debut. In walk Fulton & Rogers, who are stoked to get back to Philly to battle those no-good Samoan Headhunters for gold that’s been slipping through their fingers for months, says Rogers. Fulton says there’ll be nothing sweeter than winning that big gold in the City of Brotherly Love. Gene happily wraps the segment with a hard-sell for the event, as WE hear the Rocky theme as the audio outro.] Back in the arena… George ‘The Animal’ Steele (w/Lou Albano) submitted Trent Ray. Steele runs down, hands at his sides, and continues galloping around ringside before rolling into the ring, waving at the fans on all sides. Albano marches to ringside happily. Ray unloads roundhouses on Steele, to no effect other than getting George mad. George rag-dolls him & brutalizes him from 1 end of the ring to the other. Ravages the turnbuckle & stuff Ray’s face with a face-full of foam. Before Ray can clear his eyes & mouth of foam, George hoists him high in the Armbar to Heaven & Ray submits immediately. George chases the ref out & recircles ringside, rubbing the heads of fans before leaving happily, awkwardly, with Albano. [Exclusive footage from MSG last weekend 12/26, with Andre the Giant as Lord Alfred’s guest for an in-ring edition of Victory Circle. Gorilla & Jesse are narrating, recounting these events. ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper comes down & big-talks Andre as if he might be seeking to align with him. Piper offers his hand, as if for a handshake, then slaps the taste out of Andre’s mouth – shocking the MSG crowd. Piper leaves like nothing happened, with 2 hook-em horn gestures in the air, as Andre cracks a sadistic, vengeful smile.] Commercial [During the commercial break, a market-specific WWF ad bumper airs during the commercial break in the Washington, DC market only, hyping being 2 weeks away from the WWF returning to the Capitol Centre. Visual shows the starry moving-through-space motion graphic & Mean Gene’s voice hyping the card, which includes Kerry Von Erich vs. Bob Backlund in a No DQ grudge match, Samoan Headhunters defending the Tag Titles vs. Putski & Arcidi, Rick Rude vs. Hillbilly Jim, George ‘The Animal’ Steele vs. King Kong Bundy, and lots more!... Etc.] [Back from commercial, WE see Jesse Ventura & Bob Backlund sitting in jumbo, antique rocking chairs on either side of a fireplace, in a plush home living room. Jesse thanks Backlund for spending some time with him. Backlund calmly states he respects "Jessick" as an American patriot and, most importantly, a scholar. Jesse asks him to assess the past year of his career, being the World’s Champion, losing it, finding himself entrenched in a heated rivalry with a very popular young star, and costing those Von Erich’s their Tag Titles at Fall Classic, in the eyes of many. Backlund solemnly states Jesse neglected the most impactful portion of the year, in the sense of all the lives he changed & improved for the better. Says he’s STILL the WWF Heavyweight Champion because it was stolen from him by a legendary thief. Says the Championship system here is rigged against him, to try silencing the voice of reason & valor. Says Kerrith Von Erich was positioned by the well-connected, radical, underground WWF executive shadow group to extinguish Backlund’s blinding, venerable light. So he’s taken it upon himself to relieve those 2 brazen brothers of their status symbols & to quell the movement to prevent Backlund from making this a more just society. Jesse presses him, asking if he really, truly believes there's a mysterious underground body of executives conspiring against him. Backlund says the proof is everywhere & they colluded to contribute to a decaying, amoral society. Says a man representing the bastion of light for families & children everywhere is a target for the radical, amoral, powers that be. Says Kerrith needs to be taught humility & made an example of, to turn these defiant plebians from their wicked ways. Jesse asks if this means every Backlund match is a title defense in his mind. Backlund answers yes & that it’s also venerability being defended. Jesse expresses confidence Backlund will overcome this shadow society of movers & shakers. Asks what 1986 holds for Backlund. Backlund says he will end Kerrith’s dark, cold grip on the moral fabric of America, then will regain the belt that signifies his ongoing title reign. And once that’s accomplished, he will oust Jack Tunney & levitate to the heights of the WWF Presidency, where he can drain the swamp of corruption for all coming time. Jesse leans forward & shakes Backlund’s hand for his frankness, bravery & unspeakable sacrifice. Backlund is choked up, saying “We all have our calling, Jessick. Now that your journalistic duties have been effectuated, bask in the warmth of the fireplace”. Both men lean back, comfortably exhaling.] Commercial [Back from commercial, it’s the WWF Event Center for the Philadelphia Market, with “Sussudio” by Phil Collins as the audio intro: Mean Gene re-hypes us being down to less than 2 weeks away from WWF action returning to the Spectrum, Saturday 1/16, 8 PM bell time. Says limited seats remain. He re-runs down the 9-match card, including the main event of Kerry Von Erich vs. Bob Backlund in a return match of galactic proportions, given what happened at the Spectrum in November between those two. Also, Tito Santana defends the I-C Title vs. heated rival Ken Patera, Samoan Headhunters defend the Tag Titles vs. The Fantastics, and ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper making his Philly area debut. In walks Greg Valentine in street clothes, cutting a promo for his match vs. ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham returning to action. Says he’s got a lot of steam to blow off since Tito Santana was awarded his I-C Title erroneously in Chicago on Thanksgiving. Says he hears Graham is all healed up from his rib & internal injuries - well he’s gonna give Superstar some fresh ones & send him off into the sunset on 1/16 @ the Spectrum. Gene happily wraps the segment with a hard-sell for the event, with “Rhythm of the Night” by DeBarge as the audio outro.] Back inside the arena… Ken Patera defeated Jerry Oscar. Patera came out, all-smiles, to a thunderous storm of boos. He takes Oscar apart limb from limb, almost toying with his prey before putting him out of his misery. “Tito” chants rain down from the crowd, which tickles Patera pink, under the circumstances. He turns Oscar inside-out with a Full Nelson German Suplex for the 1-2-3. [Lord Alfred in a locker room: Interviews Mr. Fuji & Afa. Afa is subdued & quiet, occasionally wagging a tongue, Title belt firmly resting on his shoulder. Fuji cackles about facing 1 of the Von Erich’s after his Headhunters took their Tag belts & hang them on the Fuji Compound mantle. Says Afa is hungry, didn’t eat all day & wants a Von Erich steak, medium-rare. Afa subtly sniffs Alfred, who’s beyond intimidated. Fuji doesn’t notice & goes on to say he knows Kerry & Kevin are in a foul mood since Chicago. Well this week, Afa gives them something to me in a foul mood – from inside Afa’s hungry belly. He cackles loudly & leaves with Afa. Alfred lets out a nervous exhale.] Commercial [Back from commercial, WE see exclusive footage of Mean Gene in a MSG locker room shortly after the live event ended on 12/26. He’s giddy about how NYC has been turned upside-down & so has the wrestling world. Says the electricity in the air is still palpable. In walks a now-sweaty Hulk Hogan, excited & still emotional about it all. Gene asks him to describe whatever he’s feeling right this moment. Hogan explodes ecstatically that he’s on Cloud 9, 10, 11, and 12, with reservations for a ride on a New York lightning bolt at the stroke of midnight. Says it’s the greatest moment of his life. Said he lives by the mantra of always believing, always praying to the Man Above & never stopping before the job’s done. Says that moment out there gave him chills & knows there’s a reason the Good Lord landed him back here in the WWF. Says he’s gonna be at his best every single night to stay worthy of this belt & he can’t wait to inspire millions to hop on the same lightning bolt that he just reserved, so they can all have a moment like the one he’s having right now! An excited Andre the Giant suddenly enters with an open bottle of champagne & festively pours the contents over jovial Hogan’s head. Gene ends up covered in bubbly also. Andre tells Hogan how proud he is, has known him for years in Hogan’s young career & says he’s gonna do great. They dap it up, just as the Fantastics join the party with bottles of their own to pour over the new World Champ’s head. Total party atmosphere in the locker room now. Everyone’s all smiles & laughs. Paul Orndorff comes in calmly & gives Hogan a genuine dap, congratulatory pat on the head, and well wishes before respectfully walking out. Tito Santana parades in with another bottle & uses it like a hose on the ecstatically overwhelmed Hogan. Gene happily removes himself from the fray.] Back inside the arena… Tag Team Champion Afa (w/Mr. Fuji) vs. Kevin Von Erich Fuji & Afa lurch their way out of the tunnel, down the aisle to ringside to a chorus of huge boos. Afa lunges for a few fans in the front row & they jump back in festive fear. Afa rolls into the ring, pacing readily & wagging his tongue. “Still of the Night” by Whitesnake brings out Kevin Von Erich to a building-shaking ovation! Kevin runs down the aisle & slides into the ring, pouncing on Afa! The 2 are rapid-fire roundhousing toe-to-toe in the center of the ring & the place is going nuts! Afa interjects an uppercut chop to the throat to win the piston-like exchange. Afa forearms, heabutts & stomps his way to knock Kevin to the canvas, and gets a decided advantage with elbowdrops & falling forearms. Afa chokes him out like the savage he is, while the ref keeps counting toward 5. Afa finally stands & the ref cowers in fear. Afa continues the onslaught on Kevin, as the crowd’s urging him on! Afa whips him to the ropes & hits a towering backdrop, following with a legdrop that implodes Kevin on impact for the 1-2-Kevin kicks out. Afa yanks Kevin’s leg & bites his bare foot! Kevin writhing in huge pain! Afa then sits him up & slaps on a trapezius nerve hold. Kevin’s in agony, flopping to try to get free, but to no avail. Fuji loves it, imploring Afa to dig even deeper into him. Kevin’s in trapezius & foot pain from the bite moments ago, but desperately manages to get his feet to the ropes to break the hold. Afa bounces off the ropes & tries a leaping headbutt-drop, but Kevin moves! Afa is only slightly dazed. Afa whips him to the ropes… Kevin comes off & Afa hoists him for a sidewalk slam… but Kevin swoops up through it & flying-headscissors him for a mile instead! Kevin’s up & high-stepping, ready to get it on! LEVELS Afa with roundhouses, dropkicks, inverted armdrags, and a Stunner that knocks him for a mile! He mounts him & pounds away on the savage Samoan like a man possessed! Kevin jumps up, yanks Afa’s leg up & bites his foot like no tomorrow to return the favor! Place coming unglued! Fuji’s irate! Kevin bounces off the ropes & hits belly splash after belly splash! Like a house of fire, he goes out to the apron & climbs to the top rope as Afa staggers up to his feet! Kevin dives & LEVELS him with a cross-body for the 1… 2… Afa kicks out! Kevin flings the Claw gesture in the air & the place is on its feet in anticipation! Afa gets up, groggily, and Kevin slaps on the Claw! Afa’s knees wobble wildly! Here comes Sika barreling down the aisle & slides into the ring, pummeling Kevin down from behind! Ref calls for the DQ! Fuji’s ecstatic! Sika stomps Kevin down as Afa recovers on 1 knee. Afa shakes the cobwebs free & gets back to his feet, joining Sika in stomping a mudhole in Kevin! Crowd irate! Afa & Sika whip him to the ropes, he ducks the double-clothesline & bounces off the ropes on the opposite side… LEVELING BOTH SAMOANS WITH A STEREO CROSS-BODY! TAMA SPRINTS TO RINGSIDE & SLIDES IN, JUST AS KEVIN INSTINCTIVELY ROLLS OUT TO THE FLOOR TO SAFETY! KEVIN HOLDS UP A ‘THIS CLOSE’ HAND GESTURE AS HE BACKS UP THE AISLE, STANDING TALL! The 3 Samoan Headhunter Tag Champions stand at the ready in the ring, licking their chops & wanting more! Fuji stands irately at the foot of the aisle, pointing at Kevin with his cane from a distance! Winner: Kevin Von Erich via DQ @ 5:11 Commercial [Gorilla & Jesse are standing at the broadcast podium. Gorilla drops the bombshell that the NEW WWF Heavyweight Champion, the incredible Hulk Hogan, will be joining us next week! Action for next week: ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff, Sgt. Slaughter, Freddie Blassie’s Red Scare, Masa Saito, and the TV return of multiple champion, Rick Martel! The Penthouse returns & Freddie Blassie’s guest will be Kerry Von Erich! Main event is official: King Kong Bundy vs. Cousin Luke! Gorilla & Jesse bid us farewell til next week.]
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    National Wrestling Alliance

    LOVE the magazine idea! Keeps everything on fresh legs. Kudos.
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    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    Giddy up. Thanks for the insight, as always.
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    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    HOUSE SHOW: Sunday 12/30 | Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront Coliseum (12,688) Ken Patera defeated Pedro Morales with a rollup reversal. King Kong Bundy defeated George ‘The Animal’ Steele (w/Lou Albano) by DQ, when Steele snapped & bit Bundy in the face beyond the count of 5 & bit the ref on the ass for the trouble. Tag Team Champions Afa & Sika (no Fuji) fought Scuffin’ Hillbillies to a double count-out. Ivan Putski defeated Boris Zhukov (no Blassie) with the Polish Hammer. Rick Martel defeated Barry Horowitz with a Blockbuster from the second rope. ‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude (w/Jimmy Hart) defeated Ted Arcidi with the Rude Awakening. Tito Santana & the Von Erich’s fought Bob Backlund & the British Bulldogs to a Double DQ, when the ref couldn’t contain the Pier 6. Bulldogs left Backlund to get pinballed with punches by the fan favorites. Santana hit Backlund with the flying forearm that knocked him into a Discus Punch from Kerry that KO'd Backlund. Celebration is on in Cinci. Backlund eventually waddles groggily to the back, as the fan favorites stand tall to close out the night.
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    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    HOUSE SHOW: Sunday 12/27 | Atlantic City, NJ @ Convention Hall (10,285) (Pre-opening bout, Mel Phillips informed the crowd Hulk Hogan is the NEW WWF Heavyweight Champion as of last night at MSG. Huge pop & ‘Hogan’ chants.) Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura submitted Tony Armstrong with the Body Vice. Rick Martel defeated Barry Horowitz with an atomic drop/back-suplex combo. Hillbilly Jim defeated Virgil (no Blassie) by count-out. ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff defeated Al Snow with the piledriver. Tag Team Champions Afa & Sika (w/Mr. Fuji) fought George ‘The Animal’ Steele & Cousin Luke (w/Lou Albano) to a Double DQ, when Sika used Fuji’s powder on Luke & Albano stole Fuji’s cane so Steele could use it on Tama. Steele cracked it over Sika’s head & both Headhunters rolled out to safety. King Kong Bundy defeated Ted Arcidi after a second splash. Mixed hometown pop for Bundy. I-C Champion Tito Santana defeated Greg ‘The Hammer’ Valentine (no Heenan) by DQ. Santana knocked Valentine out of the ring with the flying forearm. Ken Patera ran in & ambushed Santana for the DQ. Patera continued pullemling Santana, when groggy Valentine rolled back in & tried to ambush Patera. Patera fought him off. Santana recovered, clearing the ring of Patera & brawling him to the back to end the night.
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    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    HOUSE SHOW: Saturday 12/26 | New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden (22,254); Including 3,500 at Felt Forum Theater) (Televised on the MSG Network. Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary.) A debuting Rick Martel defeated Al Snow @ 8:28 with an atomic drop/belly-to-back suplex combo. Captain Lou Albano defeated Mr. Fuji @ 4:29 with a splash after Fuji missed an elbowdrop. I-C Champion Tito Santana vs. Ken Patera ruled a No Contest. Match never started. Both men were shown on the arena jumbotron, brawling all over backstage hallways & finally needing to be separated by arena staff. Melee lasted 10 mins. [Victory Circle in the ring: Lord Alfred’s special guest is Andre the Giant. Big ovation. Andre wishes everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Alfred asks if the monkey is off his back, now that he vanquished Haystacks. He says yes, but he’s excited for 1986 where he’ll also become the 9th and 10th Wonders of the World. Bagpipe Symphony hits & down saunters Roddy Piper to a massive NYC reaction. He gets in & says his arrival didn’t feel quite official to him until right now. Says it’s an honor to share a ring with such a mythical figure. Says part of his taking the keys to the wrestling world is knowing what enemies to make & what alliances to forge. “So in that spirit, I symbolically offer you my hand!” - then smacks the taste out of Andre’s mouth. Crowd in rabid shock! Piper hops thru the ropes like nothing happened & goes back up the aisle with 2 "hook-em horns" hand gestures to the sky. Andre’s head swivels back around, now with a vengeful, maniacal smile etched across his face. Says “OK, let’s play”, and leaves with purpose to a huge ovation.] ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff & ‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude (w/Jimmy Hart) fought to a 20-minute time limit draw. Wild fight from the beginning that spilled all over the inside & outside of the ring. Near-falls throughout. As time runs out, Hart runs in & clocks Orndorff in the back with the megaphone. Rude tries a piledriver & Orndorff backdrops him high over the top to the floor. Orndorff stalks Hart with the megaphone, until Hart escapes to the floor & flees to the back with Rude. Orndorff is left standing tall for the rocking crowd. [Intermission] Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura defeated Salvatore Bellomo @ 4:33 with a backbreaker. Sgt. Slaughter defeated Virgil (w/Freddie Blassie) with a backslide @ 9:34. Volkoff & Zhukov ran down afterward & stomp a mudhole in Slaughter. Hillbilly Jim & Cousin Luke ran down & helped Slaughter clean house. Tag Team Champions Sika & Tama (w/Mr. Fuji) defeated The Fantastics @ 14:15. Fulton & Tama battle outside the ring, as Rogers climbs to the top with Sika down in mid-ring. Tama manages to get Fuji’s cane & knocks Rogers off the top with it, while the ref is distracted with Fuji. Sika rolls over on Rogers for the 1-2-3. [Ring announcer Howard Finkel announces Saturday 1/30 @ 8 PM as next month's return date. Matches just signed include: NYC debut of Sting! Roddy Piper vs. Ivan Putski, Paul Orndorff vs. Rick Rude/Jimmy Hart in Handicap Match, Tito Santana defends the I-C Title vs. Ken Patera in a Lumberjack Match, 'Superstar' Billy Graham vs. King Kong Bundy, Sgt. Slaughter/Hillbillies vs. Virgil/Red Scare, and main event of Bob Backlund vs. Kerry Von Erich in a No DQ Match!] Kevin Von Erich defeated King Kong Bundy (w/Bobby Heenan) by DQ @ 8:43. Goliath vs. The Gallant Warrior, in essence. Kevin’s speed & explosiveness vs. Bundy’s power & imposing girth. Bundy missed the Avalanche & Kevin slaps on the Claw. Heenan rushes in & catches a Claw for his trouble. Kevin smashes their heads together, tosses Heenan over the top & topples Bundy with a running cross-body. Bundy rolls out & leaves with Heenan. WWF Heavyweight Champion ‘Dr. D’ David Schultz vs. __________________ Schultz came to the ring to thunderous heat with the Title belt around his waist, got into the ring & bashed NYC as the most overrated big city in the world. Says it’s time for another round of Natural Selection. He berated the locker room as full of panty-wastes who see the walls closing in on them, as he puts 1 after another on the shelf. “Eye of the Tiger” interrupts & the MSG roof blows completely off!!! Schultz’s jaw hangs!!! WE see a young, strapping Hulk Hogan calmly walking the hallway backstage, in all white wrestling gear, white ‘American Made’ sleeveless t-shirt, jagged white ripped fabric Rambo-like 'Mania' forehead band with excess fabric dangling down the side of his face. He snarls as he turns the hallway corner & heads out to the aisle, pointing to the insanely rabid crowd on all sides as he parades his way down the aisle & storms to ringside!! Schultz looks like he’s seen a ghost!! Hogan hops up the steps to the apron & high=steps outlandishly, pulling on the top rope & boisterously pointing at a frozen Schultz in the ring!! Hogan springs into the ring & rips the t-shirt off, pointing at the shaking house on all sides & occasionally cuffing his ear, before loosening up & jumping in place while continuing to interact with the crowd!! Schultz is still a complete statue! Opening bell rings & Schultz springs into action, charging at him… but Hogan meets him with backhand jabs & quick roundhouses, rocking Schultz in mid-ring!!! Place coming unglued!! Hogan emptying the chamber on Schultz!! Hogan LEVELS him with a final shot, then houses him all over the ring like a sbastic rag doll from pillar to post!! Hogan belly-to-backs him to Hell & Schultz implodes on impact! Hogan immediately bounces up for a running elbowdrop, but Schultz moves & Hogan implodes on impact this time! Schultz frantically stomps a mudhole in Hogan like a madman, driving vicious elbows & forearms, etc. Hops to the middle turnbuckle this early in the ballgame & leaps for the elbowdrop finisher… but Hogan moves! Schultz writhing on the mat like a fish on land! Hogan sits up, huffing & puffing, which ignites the crowd big-time! He springs up to all-fours, snarling & seething!! He gets to his feet, still hunched-over but in a silent rage! Schultz desperately springs up & empties his clip with wild roundhouses & kicks to the gut! Hogan suddenly bucks up, fuming! Place ignites even further! Schultz continues unloading punches & kicks with all he’s got! Hogan fires back with a wild barrage of rabbit rights & lefts to the face & back of Schultz like it’s a roll-around bar room brawl! Hogan mounts him on the mat, unloading piston punches to the head as Schultz’s legs flail from the shots! Place is losing its mind! Hogan snatches him up & whips him to the corner… follow-in clothesline! Schultz springs forward out of the corner, out on his feet, and plummets back-first to the canvas! Hogan immediately hits the ropes before Schultz's body even hit the mat & comes off with a high-arcing legdrop that jolts Schultz’s body on impact! Hogan quickly hooks the legs to the heavens for the 1… 2… 3!!! 22,000 rabid fans jump out of their skin in electric euphoria, as Hogan jumps to his feet, jogging around the ring in emotional celebration!!! Utter chaos in the building!!! Bell ringing repeatedly!!! Ref hands Hogan the Title belt & raises his arm to the heavens in victory!!!! History has been made!!! Hogan double-fists the belt to the heavens for all the partying world to see, then drops to his knees with it pressed against his heart as the tears stream down his face, thanking the good Lord above!! He gets up & fastens the belt backwards onto his waist & spins it into place, continuing the emotional celebration. Schultz groggily rolls out of the ring, not knowing what tornado hit him. He staggers aimlessly up the MSG aisle out of sight, as Hogan is officially announced as the NEW Champion. Hogan's tears subside & his young badass persona returns. “Eye of the Tiger” hits again & he flexes his pec muscles on beat with the song & strikes various bodybuilder poses with his youthful, muscular frame!! MSG is losing its mind!! He pulls the belt off, hoisting it high with 1 hand & gesturing "this is yours" to the crowd all over the building. He then buries his own face into the face of the belt. He throws a pointing finger to the heavens like a baseball pitch, before finally exiting the ring & happily wading through an almost mobbed aisle toward the back, with 1 hand raising the belt high! Hulkamania is born!! Winner: Hulk Hogan via Pinfall @ 2:49; NEW WWF Heavyweight Champion
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    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    TV: All-Star Wrestling - Saturday 12/26 (Vince McMahon & Jack Reynolds on commentary.) Scufflin’ Hillbillies defeated Marco Adler & Pete McGee with a double standing suplex on McGee. [Victory Circle: Big John Studd is Lord Alfred’s guest. Alfred asks him what heavy hitters he wants to see watching him, as he continues his rampant tear through the competition. Studd says he wants them all watching, wondering when he’s gonna come after them, hoping his eye isn’t on them. Truth is, his eye is on everyone & nobody is safe. Safe he’s this close to making an example out of someone really special. Says the world will soon be kicking themselves for not seeing it coming.] Greg ‘The Hammer’ Valentine (no Heenan) defeated Marty Fordwick with the Figure-Four Leglock. Sgt. Slaughter submitted Mike Johnson with the Cobra Clutch. Led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance after the match. [Kerry Von Erich vs. Masa Saito is announced as next week’s main event. Jesse Ventura will be Lord Alfred’s guest on Victory Circle.] I-C Champion Tito Santana defeated Tama (w/Mr. Fuji). Hard-hitting, hot-blooded, seesaw athletic showdown! Tito dominates early with dropkicks, armdrags & hiptosses. Tama takes over with headbutts, crescent kicks, and double-knife-edges. After several minutes of Tama dominating, Tito fights through a trapezius nerve hold & mounts a comeback like a house of fire! Tito whips him to the ropes & hits a towering backdrop. Tito signals to end it! As Tama staggers up, Tito hits the ropes & comes off for the flying forearm… but Tama ducks! Tama plants Tito with a Samoan Slam, and climbs to the top rope to end it! He dives for the superfly splash, but Tito gets the knees up! Tito immediately pops up & hits the ropes… FLATTENS Tama with the flying forearm for the 1-2-3! Place going nuts!! Tito is handed his Title belt & celebrates with the rocking crowd on all sides, as the show goes off the air amidst the fanfare!
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    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    TV: Superstars of Wrestling - Saturday 12/26 (Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura on commentary) (Post-Opening credits: Gorilla & Jesse are standing at the broadcast podium, loaded for bear, just like the wild crowd!) Nikolai Volkoff, Boris Zhukov & Virgil (w/Freddie Blassie) defeated Sammy Higgins, Dwayne Seymour & Todd Armstrong in 6-Man tag team action. Total dominance of all 3 men from Blassie’s crew. End came with a 3-on-1 beatdown of Higgins. Virgil hit the Russian Leg Sweep & the legal man Boris planted a running kneedrop out of the corner for the 1-2-3. After the match, Virgil stands in the middle of the ring with his arms folded, and Russian flags fly on either side of him from his Red Scare cohorts. Blassie loves every minute. [WWF Update set to “Don’t Lose My Number” by Phil Collins as the audio intro: newsroom set is decked out in holiday décor. Lord Alfred leads in with replaying the shocking footage of the Natural Selection incident last week with David Schultz & Bruno Sammartino; Bruno’s hell-bent revenge, Schultz resorting to the lowest means imaginable to save his Title, the dastardly destruction of Sammartino by Schultz with the steel chair, and Schultz’s assault of David Sammartino who’s come to the aid of his dad, etc. Alfred reports Bruno’s sustained extensive head, neck & shoulder injuries – his storied career now hangs in the balance. Alfred fights back emotion about someone finally stopping this rogue Champion Schultz & wishes the best to the Sammartino family. He switches gears to announce the free agent signing of former international sensation & multiple champion Rick Martel returning to the WWF. Segment ends with a graphic of the WWF logo, the words “Up Next… Mr. Wonderful in Action!” beneath it, and “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits plays as the audio outro.] Commercial [Market-specific WWF ad bumper airs during the commercial break in the Cincinnati market only, hyping next Wednesday night’s 12/30 live show @ Riverfront Coliseum being less than a week away. Visual shows the starry moving-through-space motion graphic & Mean Gene’s voice hyping the card, which includes Tito Santana/Von Erich’s vs. Bob Backlund/British Bulldogs in a 6-Man grudge match, Samoan Headhunters defending the Tag Titles vs. Scufflin’ Hillbillies, Pedro Morales vs. Ken Patera, George ‘The Animal’ Steele vs. King Kong Bundy, and lots more!... Etc.] ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff defeated Steve Lombardi with the piledriver. [Lord Alfred in a locker room: interviews Bobby Heenan & Dynamite Kid about this week’s main event vs. Sting. Heenan’s in a jovial mood for the first time in recent weeks, saying it’s gonna take Dynamite no time flat to put Sting down & out. It’ll be like a speed bump at 50 mph – no one will even notice Sting was ever here after this week. Dynamite says it’ll be as simple as 1-2-3. Heenan cackles as they depart.] [30-second hype ad for WWF merchandise to order by phone.] Commercial [WWF Event Center for the NYC Market, with “Oh Sheila” by Ready for the World as the audio intro: Mean Gene hypes tonight 12/26 is the big night WWF action finally returns to the Big Apple @ Madison Square Garden, 8 PM bell time. SHOW IS SOLD OUT – limited seats remain at Felt Forum next door, to watch on closed circuit. Dives into an emergency revision the Championship committee had to make to tonight’s main event, given Bruno Sammartino’s extensive injuries. The big return match has to be off, as a result. Says WWF Heavyweight Champ David Schultz has gone to the committee this week, offering to hold a NYC-sized round of “Natural Selection” right in the heart of MSG. The committee has agreed. Therefore, the Title will be defended in that Schultz-style open challenge – which can mean nothing short of fireworks, given every round of Natural Selection so far. "This madness may not be for the faint of heart", he says. Gene then runs down the 9-match card, including Paul Orndorff vs. Rick Rude, Sgt. Slaughter vs. Virgil, Victory Circle with Andre the Giant as special guest, Tito Santana defending the I-C Title vs. heated rival Ken Patera, Samoan Headhunters defending the Tag Titles vs. The Fantastics, etc. Lou Albano comes in, hyped about facing Mr. Fuji 1-on-1 tonight. Says he’s gonna make a dumpling out of Fuji for George to enjoy with his dinner. Gene happily wraps the segment with a hard sell of the show, with “Lonely Ol’ Night” by John Cougar Mellencamp as the audio outro.] Back in the arena… Big John Studd defeated Andrew Rodriguez. Rodriguez was a 6’7, 287-pound hoss. Studd manhandled him like a lightweight, beating him black & blue. End comes with a bodyslam. Running elbowdrop. 1-2-3. “Goodnight, Irene”, says Gorilla. Commercial [Market-specific WWF ad bumper airs during the commercial break in the Cincinnati market only, hyping next Wednesday night’s 12/30 live show @ Riverfront Coliseum being less than a week away. Visual shows the starry moving-through-space motion graphic & Mean Gene’s voice hyping the card, which includes Tito/Von Erich’s vs. Bob Backlund/British Bulldogs in a 6-Man grudge match, Samoan Headhunters defending the Tag Titles vs. Scufflin’ Hillbillies, Pedro Morales vs. Ken Patera, George ‘The Animal’ Steele vs. King Kong Bundy, and lots more!... Etc.] [Back from commercial, WE see the prerecorded sit-down Jesse Ventura interview with ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper. They’re seated in 2 director chairs poolside at a fancy resort in Miami. Jesse praises himself for getting the true exclusive others couldn’t. He asks Piper what led him to take over the Penthouse. Piper said the spirit moved him to get it over with. Says he had some stuff to get off his chest & didn’t feel like waiting around for the old man & his butler to show up. Jesse asks what Piper means when he talks about taking the keys to the wrestling world. Piper says the WWF seems to be the epicenter of the wrestling planet – “Whatever you do here, they see it from here to Jupiter”. Says the “Stuffy Irishman with the fat pockets” practically begged him to come to New York & sign on the dotted line to knock the rest of the wrestling universe upside-down. “And how could I turn him down? A man like me doesn’t walk away from money like that, just to do what I already do for free anyway. Countries have been taken over for less. I may be an ass, but a fool? Ha! No, sir. So here I am, in all my glory, about 8 minutes away from utter & complete world domination.” Jesse presses that the star-studded roster in the WWF may have something to say about that. Piper playfully asks him to repeat who he’s referring to. Jesse says “star-studded roster”. Piper says “Oh, STUDDED! Sorry, I misunderstood” & chuckles to himself. Jesse tries to dig deeper & Piper assures Jesse he’ll be able to answer his own questions soon. Brushes off the sidebar & says he’s made a reputation workin’ a room – making friends & enemies that last a lifetime. Says he never makes a mistake on choosing which’ll be which. “Don’t believe me? Just watch my smoke, man”. Asks Jesse if he’s ever seen a tsunami up close. From miles away, a little ripple is the first indicator of pending disaster to come. Says everyone should already be wearing their swim gear – he’s given us about 10 ripples already. Says everybody’ll be underwater any minute now. He then shakes Jesse’s hand, says he enjoys the friendship they’ve had for years, and hopes like hell Jesse can still backstroke – “A massive wave’s a-comin’” he says. Piper pats him on the shoulder & walks off. Jesse’s intrigued.] Commercial Pedro Morales defeated Paul Boski. The fiery vet is on his game, giving Boski a mat lesson. Morales closes it out with a flurry of big uppercuts, a flying head-scissors, and the spearing headbutt to the gut for the 1-2-3. [WWF Event Center for the NYC Market, with “Lay Your Hands On Me” by Thompson Twins as the audio intro: Mean Gene hypes tonight 12/26 is the big night WWF action returns to the Big Apple @ Madison Square Garden, 8 PM bell time. SHOW IS SOLD OUT – limited seats remain next at Felt Forum next door to watch on closed circuit. Reiterates the big change to tonight’s main event, given Bruno Sammartino’s extensive injuries suffered last weekend at the hands of the WWF Heavyweight Champ, ‘Dr. D’. After the Championship committee convened, they’ve accepted Schultz’s offer to defend the Title in the Schultz-style ‘Natural Selection’ open challenge at the Garden tonight. Sheer unpredictability on tap tonight as a result. Gene runs down the rest of the 9-match card, including Paul Orndorff vs. Rick Rude, Sgt. Slaughter vs. Virgil, Victory Circle with Andre the Giant as special guest, Tito Santana defending the I-C Title vs. heated rival Ken Patera, Samoan Headhunters defending the Tag Titles vs. The Fantastics, etc. Rick Rude & Jimmy Hart come in, boasting about tonight. Rude says the real unpredictability about tonight is which streets he's gonna leave parts of Paul Orndorff. Says Orndorff’s rude awakening will be finding out that Rude’s far more wonderful than him & Rude’s gonna add insult to injury by putting Orndorff away with his own piledriver. Hart cackles the whole time. Gene wraps the segment with a hard sell of the show, with “New York” by Sinatra as the audio outro.] Commercial Dynamite Kid (w/Bobby Heenan & Davey Boy Smith) vs. Sting (w/The Fantastics) Back from commercial, “Rule, Britannia” hits & the place thunders in boos as Bobby Heenan leads both British Bulldogs down the aisle with their game faces on. They get into the ring & taunt the booing crowd, with Heenan showing them off. “Rattlesnake Whip” hits & the place goes big-time nuts!!! Sting, dressed in yellow long tights with black scorpion & black boots with color-coordinated face paint, comes happily out of the tunnel, joined by the Fantastics for moral support! Sting hi-fives the sea of rabid humanity as they make their way to ringside. Heenan & the Bulldogs are majorly annoyed. Sting & Fantastics hit the ring, as Sting cupped-mouth-hollers to the electrified crowd on multiple sides of the building!! Both factions jaw-jack each other from a distance, before the surrogates get to the outside. Sting & Dynamite meet in mid-ring, as Dynamite’s lecturing him like a father to a rebellious son. Sting’s grinning defiantly the whole time. Place rumbling already! Dynamite pie-faces Sting, then unloads with explosive kicks & punches to Sting, rocking Sting back on his heels to the corner! Dynamite’s unleashing explosive shot after kick after headbutt after shoulder to the gut, rapid-fire! Heenan & Davey are hi-fiving each other, taunting the crowd at ringside! Dynamite tries to whip Sting to the opposite corner, but Sting reverses & immediately sprints across the ring, NAILING THE STINGER SPLASH!! PLACE EXPLODES!!! THE IMPACT STAGGERS DYNAMITE FORWARD OUT OF THE CORNER, MID-STRIDE INTO A SMALL PACKAGE BY STING FOR THE LEG-FLAILING FLASH 1-2-3!!! PLACE BLOWS THE ROOF OFF!!! BOTH MEN BOUNCE RIGHT UP & STING LEVELS DYNAMITE WITH A RETURNING PIE-FACE!! STING IMMEDIATELY LUNGES THROUGH THE ROPES, JUST AS A SHOCKED DAVEY BOY SLIDES INTO THE RING & DIVES FOR HIM IN HOT PURSUIT!! FANTASTICS ARE ECSTATIC AS THEY SWARM STING AT RINGSIDE!!! DYNAMITE’S STUMBLING IN THE RING, CAUGHT OFF-GUARD BY THE WHOLE THING!! HEENAN’S STONE-FACED IN SHOCK!! THIS PLACE IS A MADHOUSE!! “RATTLESNAKE WHIP” HITS AGAIN, AS BOTH FANTASTICS ARE RAISING STING’S ARMS IN VICTORY!! STING HOPS HALFWAY UP THE RING STEPS, GIVING THE CUPPED-MOUTH HOWL & TARZAN POUNDING OF THE CHEST TO THE RABID CROWD!!! THE BULLDOGS ARE COMING APART AT THE SEAMS IN THE RING!!! STING & HIS ECSTATIC YOUNG FRIENDS START BACK UP THE AISLE TO A BIG-TIME SENDOFF!!! HEENAN & THE BULLDOGS ARE NOW BULLYING THE REF ABOUT THE 3-COUNT IN FRUSTRATED DESPERATION, IN TOTAL DISBELIEF & OUTRAGE!! Winner: Sting via Pinfall @ 29 seconds Commercial [Gorilla & Jesse are standing at the broadcast podium. Jesse reports he’s hearing there’s major commotion coming from the Heenan Family locker room. Action for next week: ‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude, Ken Patera, George ‘The Animal’ Steele, I-C Champion Tito Santana. Main event is official: Tag Team Champion Afa vs. Kevin Von Erich! Jesse announces another sit-down exclusive with none other than Bob Backlund! Gorilla & Jesse bid us farewell til next week.]
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    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    Very true. Backlund, at the time, in the NYC/NJ/PA loop was generally well received champion, but paled in comparison to that of Bruno, years prior. Very tepid by comparison. This version, that real-life 1994 version, could have been massively over as a heel.
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    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    HOUSE SHOW: Thursday 12/24 | Long Island, NY @ Nassau Coliseum (14,677) Virgil (w/Freddie Blassie) defeated Cousin Like by DQ when Luke clocked Virgil with a full plastic Jeb Juice bottle. ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham defeated Barry Horowitz with a running high knee in the corner. Big John Studd defeated Hillbilly Jim with a rollup & handful of trunks. ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff & Ken Patera fought to a 15-minute time limit draw. Sgt. Slaughter defeated King Kong Bundy (w/Bobby Heenan) by DQ when Heenan interfered. Slaughter cleaned house of both men. [Intermission] I-C Champion Tito Santana defeated Nikolai Volkoff (w/Freddie Blassie) with the flying forearm. Masa Saito (w/Mr. Fuji) defeated George ‘The Animal’ Steele (w/Lou Albano) by count-out. The Fantastics defeated Tag Team Champions Afa & Tama by DQ, when Sika ran in to interfere with a Title belt. WWF Heavyweight Champion ‘Dr. D’ David Schultz defeated Ivan Putski with a piledriver.
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    Lutte Internationale

    Edger, I must say this intrigues me. I'll have the popcorn ready.
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    World Wrestling Federation (2.0)

    HOUSE SHOW: Sunday 12/20 | Rochester, NY @ War Memorial (8,191) Barry Horowitz defeated Salvatore Bellomo with a rollup & fistful of trunks. Big John Studd defeated Hillbilly Jim when Jim missed a running Big Boot in the corner & Studd dropped an elbow for the 1-2-3. The British Bulldogs defeated The Fantastics when Dynamite used a foreign object on Fulton. Sgt. Slaughter fought Ken Patera to a 15-minute time limit draw. [Intermission] Cousin Luke defeated Virgil by DQ when Virgil clocked Luke with a Jeb Juice bottle. The shot fired Luke up, as he licked the juice from his face. It fueled him to clean house on Virgil & send him packing. ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff defeated Greg ‘The Hammer’ Valentine by count-out. Masa Saito defeated Ivan Putski with a thrust kick as Putski dove off the middle turnbuckle. Kerry Von Erich/Kevin Von Erich/George Steele (w/Lou Albano) defeated Afa/Sika/Tama (w/Mr. Fuji) by DQ after the back-and-forth match broke down to a Pier 6 brawl with Fuji tossing his cane into the ring. Tama was first to grab it & use it. Von Erich’s & Steele ended up cleaning house, leaving Steele to snap the cane & chew on it as the fan favorites stood tall to close out the night.
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