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If we were to run through Graham's site, and the WON as well for data, the number of cities and territories that the WWF added to it's promotion with Hogan as the spearhead is rather staggering.

"[in 1984, the] WWF also ran its first house shows in such places as the Twin Cities, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Atlanta, Norfolk, Richmond, Memphis, Nashville, Louisville, Birmingham, Miami, Jacksonville, Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno, St. Louis, Kansas City, Toronto, Dallas, Houston, Calgary, Montreal, Winnipeg, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Oklahoma City. It had already opened up Detroit and Cleveland very late in 1983 and had its syndicated TV in many more markets."

 

http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimate...t=105422#000000

 

Yeah, Tamalie is touching on stuff that I'd hammered for years. There probably are similar things in WC threads on Austin-Hogan and a WON Wrestler of the Year thread.

 

 

WWF was pretty much dead in the South other than Florida until about 1987.

If you're going to expand into the South, other than Texas what state/market would you want? Florida.

 

They took Houston when Bosch threw his hat in with the WWF. They didn't do massive business in Houston, but they did turn it into a WWF town/market in Hogan's 1984-92 run. And with PPV and other revenue channels that the WWF was expanding into in the 80s/90s, adding more eyes and potential buyers is important. Perhaps the WWF might only get 5000 to show up for a live show in Houston. But they also were chasing those those folks to by Mani, SummerSlam and Survivors, while also making the market less likely as one that the opposition might suceed in.

 

I know that we all wax about Mid Atlantic, but if you're the WWF in the 80s, Florida is vastly more important to you.

 

I think people in the 80s who wanted to bash the WWF and Hogan were grasping at the failures (Mid Atlantic, Atlanta, Dallas) while overlooking that the rest of the country was largely steamrolled, and as a percentage of the population in the country, what the WWF and Hogan added into their WWF "territory" was overwhelming and staggering.

 

Maybe I'm running it into the ground, but:

 

1990 Census

248,709,873 US Population

 

42,008,942 East North Central (IL, OH, MI, IN, WI)

39,127,306 Pacific (CA, WA, OR, etc)

17,659,690 West North Central (Mizzou, MN, IA, KA, NE, Dakotas)

13,658,776 Mountain (AZ, CO, UT, NM, NV, etc)

12,937,926 Florida

 

125,392,640 Added

 

That's literally half the country. What was it added to?

 

37,602,286 Mid-Atlantic (the Census considers this NY, PA and NJ only)

13,206,943 New England (MA, CT, etc)

6,054,536 (Maryland, Delaware, DC)

 

56,863,765 Original Territory

182,256,405 New Territory

 

They added a chunk of population that was 220% larger than the old Capital Sports territory. And moved having 22.9% of the population (which was easily the largest old territory) to 73.3% of the population in the country. And I suspect by the end of Hogan's run there we can add elements of Texas to that as well, since they certainly were able to run major shows there (Rumble '89 was in Houston, Tuesday in Texas was in SanAn, SNME in Austin & Lubbock). There were two SNME in TN (Nashville & Chattanoga). That's not even factoring in Canada and Europe.

 

And yeah... I know that's not the point your were making about the South, Kris. I just see the Austin-Hogan argument being made made elsewhere, and I don't think that enough attention is being flashed on how massively the WWF expanded with Hogan as the tool.

 

 

 

 

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The only market they were really hitting big in Florida at that time though was Miami. They were doing good business there but everywhere else not so much and you can chalk that up to the vast amount of Northeasterners that would migrated to Miami.

 

Regarding Houston, they didn't hit big there until 1987 when Boesch aligned with them.

 

On the Hogan/Austin argument, Hogan was far more important at bringing in new markets of course that's no doubt. Before Hogan came in they had expanded to the LA & Detroit markets while making waves in Ohio which was still controlled by Ole.

 

Hogan comes in and St. Louis opens up in December 1983 thanks to Matsyik, they roll into Montreal in May 1984, before trying JCP cities in June 1984 with these lineups which would spell failure of course.

 

WWF @ Winston-Salem, NC - June 1, 1984

Steve Lombardi fought Terry Daniels to a draw

Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Judy Martin & Wendi Richter defeated Susan Starr & Desiree Peterson

B. Brian Blair defeated Rene Goulet

Iron Sheik defeated Sgt. Slaughter via disqualification

Jimmy Snuka defeated Greg Valentine

Rocky Johnson & SD Jones defeated the Wild Samoans

 

WWF @ Norfolk, VA - June 2, 1984

Sika defeated Billy Travis

B. Brian Blair defeated Rene Goulet

Jimmy Snuka defeated Afa

Greg Valentine defeated Rocky Johnson

Judy Martin & Wendi Richter defeated Susan Starr & Desiree Peterson

Rocky Johnson defeated Tiger Chung Lee

 

They would hit Florida a couple of weeks later

 

WWF @ Hollywood, FL - Sportatorium - June 16, 1984

Spike Huber vs. Rene Goulet

Ivan Putski vs. Buzz Sawyer

Bob Backlund defeated B. Brian Blair

Rocky Johnson vs. Roddy Piper

Mil Mascaras defeated Samula

Pat Patterson (sub. for Jimmy Snuka) defeated Alexis Smirnoff

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Big John Studd via count-out

 

Then declared war on the AWA a day later

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - June 17, 1984

B. Brian Blair defeated Jerry Valiant

Mad Dog Vachon defeated Bobby Colt (Wrestling's Biggest Smallest, Strangest, Strongest)

Big John Studd won a battle royal; other participants included Andre the Giant, Rene Goulet, Mr. Fuji, and several others

Mil Mascaras defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Paul Orndorff defeated Tony Garea

Ivan Putski defeated Alexis Smirnoff via count-out

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana & Rocky Johnson defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The North-South Connection

Georgia Championship Wrestling - 7/14/84: Jesse Ventura defeated Chris Curtis

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned David Shultz with a clothesline after Schultz missed a top rope move; this match was nicknamed 'the Minneapolis Massacre' due to the amount of blood lost by both men (Hulkamania)

 

Next up they try to take on Jerry Jarrett

 

WWF @ Memphis, TN - Convention Center - June 24, 1984 (950)

SD Jones defeated Lanny Kean

Jesse Ventura defeated Billy Travis

Big John Studd won an 18-man battle royal by last eliminating Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant

Big John Studd defeated Joey Rossi

Mil Mascaras defeated Samula

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana & Jimmy Snuka defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The North-South Connection via disqualification

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Moondog Rex

 

WWF @ Louisville, KY - Convention Center - June 25, 1984 (2,500)

Paul Orndorff defeated Billy Travis

Mil Mascaras defeated Jerry Valiant

Big John Studd won an 18-man battle royal by last eliminating Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant

Big John Studd defeated Lanny Kean

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Joey Rossi

SD Jones defeated Moondog Spot

Jimmy Snuka defeated Samula

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Moondog Rex

 

That same night Jarrett ran this show the day after Vince invaded Memphis and notice the crowd size

 

CWA @ Memphis, TN – Mid-South Coliseum – June 25, 1984 (11,000)

Porkchop Cash & Scott McGhee d. The Scorpions

Mark Batten, Dutch Mantell, & Johnny Wilhoit d. Masao Ito, The Nightmare, & Keith Roberson

The Animal d. Rick McCord

Jim Neidhart d. Stan Frazier

The Rock n Roll Express d. Lanny Poffo & Randy Savage by DQ

Southern Heavyweight Title: Jimmy Valiant d. Rick Rude © by DQ

The Fabulous Ones d. The Pretty Young Things

Tennessee Street Fight: Eddie Gilbert & Tommy Rich d. Phil Hickerson & The Spoiler

National Tag Titles: Austin Idol & Jerry Lawler d. The Road Warriors © by DQ

 

Vince then continued his war with Verne this time in Phoenix

 

WWF @ Phoenix, AZ - Veterans Memorial Coliseum - July 1984

Jesse Ventura defeated Salvatore Bellomo

Ivan Putski defeated Moondog Rex

Mad Dog Vachon defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Mil Mascaras defeated Jerry Valiant

Big John Studd defeated Steve Gatorwolf

WWF Tag Team Champions The North-South Connection defeated Rocky Johnson & SD Jones

Andre the Giant won an 18-man battle royal

 

They returned to Norfolk in July as well

 

WWF @ Norfolk, VA - July 9, 1984

Moondog Spot defeated Ron Shaw

Bob Orton Jr. defeated SD Jones

Jesse Ventura defeated Terry Daniels

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Rocky Johnson defeated Jerry Valiant

Andre the Giant defeated Iron Sheik via disqualification

Sgt. Slaughter defeated Mr. Fuji

 

And then comes the Maple Leaf debut

 

WWF @ Brantford, Ontario - Civic Center - July 10, 1984

Maple Leaf Wrestling taping:

Rocky Johnson defeated Tim Gerrard

Pat Patterson defeated SD Jones

Ivan Putski defeated Rene Goulet

George Steele defeated Joe Marcus

Gama Singh defeated Tim Gerrard

Greg Valentine defeated B. Brian Blair

The Moondogs defeated SD Jones & Jose Luis Rivera

Kamala defeated Bob Marcus

The Wild Samoans defeated Jerry Valiant & Tim Gerrard

Jimmy Snuka defeated Greg Valentine via disqualification

Georgia Championship Wrestling - 7/14/84: WWF Tag Team Champions Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis defeated SD Jones & Nick DeCarlo

Georgia Championship Wrestling - 7/14/84: Iron Sheik defeated Ron Hutchinson via submission with the Camel Clutch at 2:09

Georgia Championship Wrestling - 7/15/84: Jimmy Snuka pinned Tiger Chung Lee at 4:28 with a Superfly headbutt

Georgia Championship Wrestling - 7/15/84: WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Jerry Valiant with the legdrop at 2:56

All Star Wrestling:

7/21/84 - included the Fuji & Lee vs. Samoans match from 7/7/84 in Philadelphia; featured Roddy Piper reading a letter from Jimmy Snuka's son during the Piper's Pit:

Kamala pinned Jose Luis Rivera at 1:33 following two splashes (Kamala's debut)

7/28/84 - included Roddy Piper reading a letter from Jimmy Snuka's son during Piper's Pit:

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana pinned Rene Goulet at 6:17 with the flying forearm

8/4/84 - featured a clipped version of Wendi Richter winning the Women's title from the Fabulous Moolah at MSG on 7/23/84; included a highlight package of Wendi Richter and Cyndi Lauper after the MSG match on Piper's Pit:

Paul Orndorff pinned Salvatore Bellomo with a forearm to the throat at 6:06

 

Next up they go to Chicago to battle Bob Luce

 

WWF @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavillion - July 13, 1984

George Steele defeated Billy Travis

Moondog Rex defeated Spike Huber

Jimmy Snuka defeated Rene Goulet

Jesse Ventura defeated Salvatore Bellomo

Mil Mascaras defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Roddy Piper fought Rocky Johnson to a double disqualification

WWF Tag Team Champions The North-South Connection defeated SD Jones & B. Brian Blair

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan fought Big John Studd to a double count-out at 13:15

 

Then try again in Memphis

 

WWF @ Memphis, TN - July 25, 1984

Jimmy Snuka defeated George Steele via disqualification

Rocky Johnson & SD Jones defeated the Moondogs

Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd via count-out

 

2 days earlier Jarrett ran this

 

CWA @ Memphis, TN – Mid-South Coliseum – July 23, 1984

The Hollywood Blondes d. John King & Tony Torres

The Nightmares d. Porkchop Cash & Ron Sexton

Debbie Combs d. Donna Day

Southern Tag Titles: Phil Hickerson & The Spoiler © d. Eddie Gilbert & Dutch Mantell

Johnny Wilhoit & Tojo Yamamoto d. The Animal & Masao Ito

Football: Ron Mikolaczyk d. Jim Neidhart by DQ

Southern Heavyweight Title: Tommy Rich © battled King Kong Bundy to a no contest

The Fabulous Ones battled The Road Warriors to a DDQ

No DQ: The Rock n Roll Express d. Lanny Poffo & Randy Savage

Loser Gets 10 Lashes: Rick Rude d. Jerry Lawler by DQ

 

After Vince buys GCW he finally decides to run the Omni with Ole running a card in Marietta

 

 

AUGUST 25, 1984 – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM

(Vince McMahon – Promoter)

> Big John Studd d. Tiger Chung Lee

> Nikolai Volkoff d. Rocky Johnson

> Paul Orndorff d. S. D. Jones

> Junkyard Dog d. George Steele

> Battle Royal: Andre the Giant (Winner)

> WWF Women’s World Title Match: Wendi Richter © d. the Fabulous Moolah

> Les Thornton and Bob Orton, Jr., went to a draw

> Iron Sheik d. Sgt. Slaughter by DQ

> Andre the Giant d. the Spoiler

> WWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Hulk Hogan © d. David Shults

 

AUGUST 25, 1984 – MACON, GA – MACON COLISEUM

(Fred Ward – Promoter)

> Tim Horner d. the Italian Stallion

> Steve Travis d. Bobby Garrett

> 666 d. Jerry Oates

> Brad Armstrong & Masked Superstar d. Bob Roop & Ted Oates

> Ted DiBiase d. Ron Garvin

> Lights Out Match: Nick Patrick d. Bob Roop

 

The next market in the Verne war is Denver

 

WWF @ Denver, CO - September 15, 1984

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff via count-out

 

Vince then decides to go to Miami and there is a head to head battle

 

CWF @ Miami, FL – Miami Beach Auditorium & Convention Hall – September 22, 1984

One Man Gang d. Sir Oliver Humperdink

One Man Gang d. The Saint (Ted DiBiase)

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Road Warriors

Jesse Barr & Dory Funk Jr. battled Billy Jack & Mike Graham to a DDQ

Scott McGhee d. Dick Slater

Southern Heavyweight Title: Pez Whatley d. Kevin Sullivan ©

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes by countout

 

WWF @ Miami, FL - September 22, 1984

The Moondogs defeated Rusty Brooks & Aldo Marino

Iron Sheik defeated Joe Mascaro

WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter defeated the Fabulous Moolah

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Joe Mirto

Michael Hayes defeated Rene Goulet

Junkyard Dog defeated George Steele

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Paul Orndorff

Andre the Giant defeated Roddy Piper via count-out

 

Then they go to Kansas City to compete against Geigel

 

WWF @ Kansas City, MO - September 29, 1984

The Fabulous Freebirds defeated the Moondogs via disqualification

Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated the Spoiler & Bob Orton Jr.

Junkyard Dog defeated George Steele

Roddy Piper defeated Rocky Johnson

Andre the Giant fought Big John Studd to a draw

 

Ron Fuller would be next to feel the competition

 

WWF @ Birmingham, AL - October 22, 1984

Mr. Wrestling II fought the Spoiler to a draw

Iron Sheik defeated Chief Jay Strongbow

Paul Orndorff defeated Ivan Putski

Roddy Piper fought Junkyard Dog to a no contest

Moondog Rex defeated SD Jones

Rene Goulet defeated Steve Travis

Andre the Giant defeated Kamala

 

Then back to Louisville where Jarrett took the night off in the city because of a PWUSA TV taping that night in Spartanburg

 

WWF @ Louisville, KY - October 23, 1984

Rene Goulet defeated Billy Travis

Moondog Spot defeated SD Jones

Iron Sheik defeated Chief Jay Strongbow

Ivan Putski defeated Moondog Rex

Mr. Wrestling II fought the Spoiler to a draw

Junkyard Dog fought Paul Orndorff to a no contest

Andre the Giant defeated Kamala

 

They took over the Stampede territory in November 1984 to take over Western Canada.

 

They would return to Birmingham and this time I have Fuller's competing lineup

 

Continental @ Birmingham, AL – Boutwell Auditorium – November 28, 1984

Scott Armstrong fought Bill Ash to a draw

Jimmy Golden d. Jason Walker

Alabama Heavyweight Title: Lord Humongous d. Porkchop Cash ©

Steve Armstrong & Johnny Rich battled Pat & Randy Rose to a no contest

Bob Armstrong d. Ron Starr

Loser Leaves Town vs. Mask: Arn Anderson d. Mr. Olympia

Boxing Match: Austin Idol d. Jimmy Golden

 

WWF @ Birmingham, AL - November 28, 1984

Mike Rotundo defeated Moondog Rex

Mr. Wrestling II fought David Schultz to a no contest

Les Thornton fought Moondog Spot to a no contest

Tony Atlas defeated Iron Sheik

Barry Windham defeated the Spoiler

Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine via count-out

 

Vince finally decides in January 1985 to take on Bill Watts & Fritz Von Erich

 

WWF @ Oklahoma City, OK - January 4, 1985

David Sammartino defeated the Spoiler

Ivan Putski defeated Buddy Rose

Don Muraco defeated Swede Hanson

King Tonga defeated Bob Orton Jr.

Wendi Richter defeated Judy Martin

Junkyard Dog defeated Iron Sheik

 

WWF @ Dallas, TX - January 17, 1985

Tiger Conway Jr. defeated Moondog Spot

Tony Atlas defeated Moondog Rex

Ivan Putski defeated Alexi Smirnoff

The Spoiler defeated Rick McGraw

The North-South Connection defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco

Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine via count-out

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Iron Sheik

 

World Class followed the next night

 

World Class @ Dallas, TX – The Sportatorium – January 18, 1985

Bobby Fulton d. Kelly Kiniski

Johnny Mantell fought Tommy Rogers to a draw

One Man Gang d. El Gran Diablo

Terry Gordy d. Rip Oliver by DQ

The Fantastics d. The Midnight Express by DQ

Kerry & Mike Von Erich d. Gino Hernandez & Jake Roberts

 

Then Vince decides to take on Paul Boesch that same night

 

Boesch @ Houston, TX – Sam Houston Coliseum – January 18, 1985 (7,000)

Shawn Michaels d. Jack Victory

Iceman Parsons d. Dale Veasy

Hercules Hernandez fought Terry Taylor to a draw

Jose Lothario & The Rock n Roll Express d. Chavo & Hector Guerrero, & Buddy Landell

Brad Armstrong d. Steve Williams by DQ

Kamala d. Butch Reed

Chris Adams d. Kevin Von Erich

Street Fight: Ted DiBiase d. Hacksaw Duggan

 

WWF @ Houston, TX - January 18, 1985

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Iron Sheik

 

They go back to OKC the week that Watts would run the town and we had these competing cards

 

WWF @ Oklahoma City, OK - Memorial Auditorium - February 8, 1985

Jim Neidhart defeated Tony Garea

George Wells defeated Johnny V

Bret Hart defeated Terry Gibbs

Ivan Putski defeated Iron Sheik

Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine via disqualification

Andre the Giant & Junkyard Dog fought Big John Studd & Ken Patera to a double disqualification

 

Mid-South @ Oklahoma City, OK – Myriad – February 10, 1985

Jake Roberts d. Terry Daniels

Steve Williams d. Tim Horner

Brad Armstrong d. Buddy Landell

Cowboy Lang & Little Coco d. Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook

Iceman Parsons d. Hercules Hernandez

Kamala d. Butch Reed

Hacksaw Duggan d. Ted DiBiase

4 Way Elimination Match: The Midnight Express d. Chavo & Hector Guerrero, The Fantastics, & The Rock n Roll Express

 

Vince then smartened up the next time he ran Houston by running it on a Boesch off week.

 

WWF @ Houston, TX - April 25, 1985

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Tug Taylor

Ken Patera defeated Tony Garea

Ivan Putski defeated Moondog Spot

Don Muraco defeated George Wells

WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter defeated Lelani Kai

Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd

Jimmy Snuka defeated Roddy Piper via disqualication

 

Vince would finally run Tampa in August a day after the big monthly show at the Bayfront.

 

CWF @ St. Petersburg, FL – Bayfront Center – August 17, 1985

Scott McGhee d. The Marauder

Kendall Windham d. Tony Wonder

The Grappler d. Tiger Conway Jr.

Jack Hart d. Hector Guerrero

Cocoa Samoa d. Rip Rogers

Billy Jack Haynes & Wahoo McDaniel d. Rip Oliver & Rick Rude

 

WWF @ Tampa, FL - August 18, 1985

SD Jones defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

The Spider Lady defeated Susan Starr

Cpl. Kirschner defeated Terry Gibbs

Pedro Morales defeated Rene Goulet

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated the Missing Link

Paul Orndorff defeated Bob Orton Jr.

WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Greg Valentine

 

Vince then goes to Tulsa for the first time and competes with Watts

 

WWF @ Tulsa, OK - Expo Square Pavilion - September 21, 1985

Randy Savage defeated Mr. Wrestling II

Cpl. Kirchner defeated Moondog Spot

The Missing Link defeated Steve Gatorwolf

The British Bulldogs defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff

Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco

Junkyard Dog defeated Terry Funk via disqualification

 

Mid-South @ Tulsa, OK – Convention Center – September 22, 1985 (7,200)

Jake Roberts d. The Barbarian by DQ

Butch Reed d. The Nightmare

Kerry & Kevin Von Erich d. The Dynamic Duo

Dick Murdoch d. Lord Humongous

Wendell Cooley, Hacksaw Duggan, The Midnight Rider, & Al Perez d. El Corsario, Mr. Kareem Muhammad, Bob Sweetan, & Steve Williams

 

There was one territory that Vince stayed away from but couldn't do it any longer and finally went after Don Owen in November.

 

WWF @ Portland, OR - November 18, 1985

Pedro Morales defeated the Spoiler

Randy Savage defeated Scott McGee

Paul Orndorff defeated Bob Orton Jr.

Terry Funk defeated Mr. Wrestling II

Matt Borne defeated Tony Garea

WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated Ivan Putski & Mike Rotundo

 

WWF @ Seattle, WA - Kingdome - November 19, 1985

Dan Spivey defeated Terry Gibbs

Pedro Morales defeated the Spoiler

Matt Borne fought Mr. Wrestling II to a draw

Terry Funk defeated Tony Garea

Randy Savage defeated Scott McGee

Paul Orndorff defeated Bob Orton Jr.

WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated Ivan Putski & Mike Rotundo; after the bout, Rotundo hit Valentine with one of the title belts

 

Vince by Thanksgiving 1985 had taken on every territory but notice that Hogan wasn't on many of the shows in the new cities and it was that reason why they didn't succeed early in places like the South especially because Hogan was being used on the big cities which made sense of course.

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Let's look at Hogan and when he made his debuts by market size in the territories that wasn't part of WWF before he came there.

 

Chicago = July 13, 1984 (The thing about Chicago was they would run it a week before AWA would run it and AWA was still very strong in the market as they were running the Rosemont Horizon while Vince was running the UIC Pavilion but that all changed after the AWA's November show. Look at the decline.

 

AWA @ Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Horizon – November 3, 1984 (18,301)

Brad Rheingans d. Steve Regal

Jimmy Garvin d. Steve O

Mr. Saito d. Baron Von Raschke

Nick Bockwinkel fought Curt Hennig to a draw

The Fabulous Ones d. The Road Warriors

Lights Out Match: Crusher Blackwell d. Bruiser Brody

Tag Team Battle Royal won by Crusher Blackwell & King Kong Bundy

 

AWA @ Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Horizon – December 16, 1984 (8,500)

Steve Regal d. Tom Zenk

Cowboy Lang & Little Coco d. Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook

Curt Hennig d. Luke Graham

Curt Hennig battled Mr. Saito to a no contest

Crusher Blackwell & Jim Brunzell battled Bruiser Brody & Sheik Adnan Kaissey to a no contest

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Jimmy Garvin by DQ

Da Crusher & The Fabulous Ones d. The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering

 

AWA @ Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Horizon – March 31, 1985 (9,600)

Billy Robinson d. Tom Zenk

AWA Lt. Heavyweight Title: Steve Regal © d. Buck Zumhofe

Bob Backlund d. Larry Zbyszko by DQ

The Hi-Flyers d. Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Saito

Da Crusher battled King Tonga to a no contest

Jimmy Garvin d. Baron Von Raschke

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © d. Curt & Larry Hennig

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Nick Bockwinkel

 

AWA @ Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Horizon – May 25, 1985 (5,000)

Steve O fought Steve Regal to a draw

Ray Stevens d. Buck Zumhofe

Larry Zbyszko d. Baron Von Raschke

Nick Bockwinkel d. Brad Rheingans

Da Crusher battled Butch Reed to a no contest

The Hi-Flyers d. Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts by DQ

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Buddy Roberts subbing for King Tonga

Crusher Blackwell & Sgt. Slaughter d. Road Warrior Animal & Paul Ellering

 

AWA @ Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Horizon – June 21, 1985 (4,000)

Brad Rheingans fought Billy Robinson to a draw

Ray Stevens d. Steve O

Nick Bockwinkel fought Greg Gagne to a draw

Americas Heavyweight Title: Sgt. Slaughter d. Larry Zbyszko ©

Terry Gordy, Butch Reed, & Buddy Roberts d. The Bruiser, Da Crusher, & Baron Von Raschke

Michael Hayes d. Rick Martel

 

WWF @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - June 28, 1985 (7,000)

Moondog Spot defeated Bobby Colt

Mad Dog Vachon defeated Rene Goulet

The Missing Link defeated Tony Garea

Jim Neidhart defeated SD Jones

WWF Tag Team Champions Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Jim Brunzell (sub. for Barry Windham) & Mike Rotundo

Junkyard Dog defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine via disqualification

Mike Rotundo won a battle royal

 

AWA @ Chicago, IL – Rosemont Horizon – July 20, 1985 (3,000)

Wild Bill Irwin d. Drew Tossell

Cowboy Lang & Little Coco d. Lord Littlebrook & Little Tokyo

Boris Zuhkov d. Steve O

Billy Robinson d. Baron Von Raschke

Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts d. Da Crusher & Buck Zumhofe

Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens d. Greg Gagne & Sgt. Slaughter by DQ

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Michael Hayes

 

AWA @ Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Horizon – August 18, 1985 (6,000)

Scott Irwin d. Rob Rechsteiner

Curt Hennig fought Larry Zbyszko to a draw

Steve Regal d. Buck Zumhofe

Wild Bill Irwin d. Baron Von Raschke

Brad Rheingans d. Boris Zuhkov by DQ

The Fabulous Freebirds d. Crusher Blackwell, Larry Hennig, & Rick Martel by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Billy Robinson

Boot Camp: Greg Gagne & Sgt. Slaughter d. Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens

 

Notice that Flair brought a bump and then they had Super Clash the next month at Comiskey which drew 20,347 and that show brought a little spike but also WWF started running the Rosemont as well which really got the Chicago war going. Look at the attendance numbers here as they were going hard against each other.

 

AWA @ Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Horizon – November 3, 1985 (9,500)

Leon White d. Scott Irwin by DQ

Handicap Match: Stan Hansen d. Jerry O & Rob Rechsteiner

Greg Gagne, Scott Hall, & Curt Hennig d. Jimmy Garvin, Steve Regal, & Larry Zbyszko

Sgt. Slaughter d. Bill Irwin

The Road Warriors d. Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts

Battle Royal won by Road Warrior Animal

 

Wrestling Classic - Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - November 7, 1985 (12,000)

 

AWA @ Chicago, IL – International Amphitheater – December 1, 1985 (8,000)

Leon White d. Scott Irwin by DQ

Scott Hall d. Bill Irwin

Larry Zbyszko d. Kevin Kelly

Handicap Match: Sgt. Slaughter d. Chris Markoff & Boris Zuhkov

Paul Ellering fought Buddy Roberts to a draw

Strap Match: Crusher Blackwell d. Michael Hayes

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Terry Gordy

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors d. Jimmy Garvin & Steve Regal © by DQ

 

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - December 13, 1985 (12,400)

Hercules Hernandez vs. Lanny Poffo

The Killer Bees vs. Les Thornton & Tiger Chung Lee

Don Muraco defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification

Terry Funk vs. Junkyard Dog

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr.

 

AWA @ Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Horizon – January 10, 1986 (13,000)

Bill Irwin d. Kelly Kiniski

Scott Irwin d. Baron Von Raschke

Nord the Barbarian & Boris Zuhkov d. Earthquake Ferris & Marty Jannetty

Nick Bockwinkel d. Larry Zbyszko by DQ

AWA World Tag Titles: Jimmy Garvin & Steve Regal © d. Scott Hall & Curt Hennig

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Sgt. Slaugther d. Stan Hansen © by DQ

Steel Cage Match: Crusher Blackwell & The Road Warriors d. The Fabulous Freebirds

 

AWA @ Chicago, IL – International Amphitheater – February 23, 1986 (7,000)

Leon White d. Doug Somers

Col. DeBeers d. Buck Zumhofe

The Midnight Rockers d. The Alaskans

No DQ Match: Larry Zbyszko d. Nick Bockwinkel

Scott Hall, Curt Hennig, & Brad Rheingans d. Mongolian Stomper, Nord the Barbarian, & Boris Zuhkov

The Road Warriors d. Bill & Scott Irwin

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Stan Hansen © battled Sgt. Slaughter to a no contest

 

AWA @ Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Horizon – March 23, 1986 (5,500)

Scott Irwin fought Brad Rheingans to a draw

The Midnight Rockers d. Earthquake Ferris & Doug Somers

Bruiser Brody d. Rick Renslow

AWA World Tag Titles: Scott Hall & Curt Hennig © d. Col. DeBeers & Buddy Rose

Texas Death: Nick Bockwinkel d. Larry Zbyszko

The Road Warriors d. Nord the Barbarian & Boris Zuhkov by DQ

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Stan Hansen © d. Rick Martel by countout

 

WrestleMania II - April 7, 1986 Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon (9,000)

 

I didn't have attendance numbers for the WWF shows in 1986 but they ran main events of Orton/Orndorff in a cast match for January, Tito/Savage for Feb & March and then WM II. April 27th would tell a big story though.

 

AWA @ Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Horizon – April 27, 1986 (1,800)

Brad Rheingans d. Col. DeBeers by DQ

The Midnight Rockers d. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers

Sherri Martel d. Candi Divine by DQ

AWA World Tag Titles: Scott Hall & Curt Hennig © d. Bill Irwin & Ryuma Go

Catch Wrestling Rules: Larry Zbyszko d. Scott LeDoux

Bruiser Brody, Nord the Barbarian, & Boris Zuhkov d. Greg Gagne, Mike Rotundo, & Leon White

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Nick Bockwinkel d. Stan Hansen © by DQ

 

WWF followed with a show on May 9th with Hogan vs. Adonis on top

 

AWA @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – June 8, 1986 (1,700)

Earthquake Ferris fought Alan West to a draw

Madd & Super Maxx d. Steve O & Brad Rheingans

Shawn Michaels d. Buddy Rose by DQ

Marty Jannetty d. Doug Somers

Sherri Martel d. Princess Jasmine

Scott Hall & Curt Hennig d. Col. DeBeers & Boris Zuhkov

Scott LeDoux d. Larry Zbyszko

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Stan Hansen © battled Nick Bockwinkel to a no contest

 

WWF fires back with Hogan vs. Muraco on July 11th.

 

AWA @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – July 19, 1986 (1,500)

Earthquake Ferris d. Jake Milliman

Brad Rheingans fought Boris Zuhkov to a draw

Ali Khan d. Curt Hennig by DQ

Madd & Super Maxx d. Rick Gantner & Alan West

The Midnight Rockers d. Mr. Go & Doug Somers

Col. DeBeers d. Scott Hall by countout

Crusher Blackwell d. Larry Zbyszko by DQ

Nord the Barbarian d. Nick Bockwinkel

 

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - August 2, 1986 (6,500)

Brickhouse Brown defeated Steve Lombardi

Harley Race defeated B. Brian Blair

Junkyard Dog defeated Iron Sheik in a dog collar match

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Paul Christy

Jim Brunzell defeated Nikolai Volkoff

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated George Steele via disqualification

Adrian Adonis defeated Tito Santana via count-out

King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd defeated Mike Rotundo & Dan Spivey

 

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - August 30, 1986

Billy Jack Haynes vs. Jimmy Jack Funk

Lanny Poffo vs. Hercules

Pedro Morales vs. Dory Funk Jr.

King Tonga vs. Harley Race

The Killer Bees vs. Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake

Ricky Steamboat vs. Don Muraco

Junkyard Dog vs. Adrian Adonis

Paul Orndorff defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification

 

AWA @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – September 7, 1986 (1,000)

Stoney Burke d. Rick Gantner

Earthquake Ferris d. Tom Stone

Curt Hennig battled Larry Zbyszko to a double countout

Crusher Blackwell, Greg Gagne, & Jimmy Snuka d. Ali Khan, Boris Zuhkov, & Sheik Adnan Kaissey

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Curt Hennig d. Nick Bockwinkel © to win AWA Title when Larry Zbyszko hit Bockwinkel with nunchakus

Later announced, Curt returned the AWA Title to Bockwinkel because Hennig could not accept winning it in an unjust manner.

AWA World Tag Titles: The Midnight Rockers d. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers © Decision later reversed as the wrong man (Somers) was pinned

 

As you can tell by now after April 27th, the war for Chicago ended as the AWA was eviscerated then relegated to the UIC Pavilion drawing between 1,000 to 2,000 while WWF was running Rosemont drawing close to 10,000. The AWA lost 11,200 fans in 3 months.....amazing.

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Hogan makes his Dallas debut on January 17, 1985

 

WWF @ Dallas, TX - Convention Center - February 14, 1985

Jim Neidhart defeated Tony Garea

Moondog Rex defeated Rick McGraw

Bret Hart defeated Rene Goulet

Ivan Putski defeated the Spoiler

WWF Tag Team Champion Barry Windham defeated Dick Murdoch

WWF Tag Team Champion Mike Rotundo defeated Adrian Adonis

Jimmy Snuka & Tito Santana defeated Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr.

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff

 

World Class @ Dallas, TX – The Sportatorium – February 15, 1985

Brian Adias d. El Gran Diablo

Rip Oliver d. Mark Ragin

Jose Lothario d. Kelly Kiniski

American Tag Titles: The Fantastics d. The Midnight Express © by DQ

Kevin Von Erich d. Chris Adams

Battle Royal won by One Man Gang

 

They would run Dallas again on May 2nd but Hogan wasn't in the main event and they wouldn't return to Dallas for over 2 years as World Class was kicking their ass.

 

WWF @ Dallas, TX - Convention Center - October 3, 1987 (2,777)

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned King Harley Race

 

This show did bad so they waited another almost 2 years before going back this competing head-to-head with World Class.

 

World Class @ Dallas, TX – The Sportatorium – June 9, 1989

Matt Borne fought Kerry Von Erich to a draw

Thunderdome: Gary Young d. Eric Embry

Steel Cage: Chris Adams & Jimmy Jack Funk d. Brickhouse Brown & Iceman Parsons

World Class Tag Titles: Jeff Jarrett & Mil Mascaras d. Cactus Jack & Super Zodiac ©

Frank Dusek d. Harold Harris

Chairmanship vs. Loser Leaves Town: Eric Embry d. Tojo Yamamoto

 

WWF @ Dallas, TX - Reunion Arena - June 9, 1989 (5,600)

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Randy Savage with the legdrop at around the 3-minute mark

 

Dallas wasn't a strong market for WWF until after World Class died basically so Hogan had no impact there.

 

Hogan makes his Houston debut on January 18, 1985 where they bombed but they would come back in April with an Andre/Studd match on top which bombed as well and Boesch had put it on them but they got the itch to come back in September 1986.

 

WWF @ Houston, TX - September 1986 (3,000)

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan vs. Paul Orndorff

 

UWF @ Houston, TX – Sam Houston Coliseum – October 17, 1986

Rick Steiner d. Joe Savoldi

Iceman Parsons d. Art Crews

John Tatum & Jack Victory d. Eddie Gilbert & Sting by countout

Buddy Roberts fought Terry Taylor to a draw

Hacksaw Duggan & Chavo Guerrero d. Leroy Brown & One Man Gang

Steel Cage: Ted DiBiase d. Terry Gordy

Country Whipping: Ted DiBiase d. Michael Hayes

 

WWF @ Houston, TX - Summit - October 19, 1986

Featured Gorilla Monsoon & Ken Resnick on commentary:

Prime Time Wrestling - 11/18/86: Nikolai Volkoff pinned Tama with his feet on the ropes at 5:52

Prime Time Wrestling - 11/3/86: WWF Tag Team Champion the Dynamite Kid pinned Moondog Rex at 8:15 with a crucifix cradle

Prime Time Wrestling - 11/3/86: Brutus Beefcake pinned SD Jones at 5:35 with a running kneelift

Prime Time Wrestling - 11/3/86: Greg Valentine pinned Steve Gatorwolf at 8:30 with a suplex

Prime Time Wrestling - 11/18/86: WWF Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith defeated Iron Sheik (w/ Nikolai Volkoff) via disqualification at 6:04 when Volkoff tripped Smith from the outside; after the bout, Smith was double teamed until the Dynamite Kid made the save

Prime Time Wrestling - 11/3/86: Bret Hart pinned Raymond Rougeau at 8:34 with a reverse roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff

 

WWF @ Houston, TX - Summit - November 26, 1986

Featured Gorilla Monsoon & Ken Resnick on commentary

Prime Time Wrestling - 12/16/86: WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik (w/ Slick) at 12:43 when Smith pinned Volkoff after Dynamite hit a missile dropkick as Volkoff attempted a powerslam on Smith; during the bout, Slick briefly joined the commentary team of Monsoon & Resnick at ringside

Prime Time Wrestling - 12/16/86: Butch Reed (w/ Slick) pinned Steve Gatorwolf with a clothesline off the middle turnbuckle; during the bout Slick briefly did guest commentary

Prime Time Wrestling - 12/16/86: Danny Spivey pinned Moondog Spot with a bulldog at 9:36

Prime Time Wrestling - 12/16/86: Mike Rotundo pinned Moondog Rex with an airplane spin at 9:34

Prime Time Wrestling - 1/5/87: Jake Roberts fought Tito Santana to a time-limit draw at 17:25; the bell rang as Santana had the figure-4 applied and Roberts grabbed for his snake bag while the hold was applied

Prime Time Wrestling - 4/13/87: WWF IC Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) defeated Junkyard Dog via count-out at 6:29 after JYD chased Savage around the ring; during the bout, Gorilla Monsoon attempted to interview Elizabeth at ringside, but Savage became extremely upset and had a near physical confrontation with Monsoon; after the bout, Savage attacked JYD from behind and was about to use his belt as a weapon but the referee grabbed it away and JYD chased both the champion and referee out of the ring

Also included WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan and Paul Orndorff

 

They would fail at the Summit on those shows before deciding to just partner up with Boesch after he decided to not go to Crockett after the UWF buyout and this made Houston a top WWF city for years to come but again this was another market this one more than Dallas that Hogan didn't have an impact on.

 

WWF @ Houston, TX - Sam Houston Coliseum - May 15, 1987

1st exclusively WWF card held at the Coliseum

Prime Time Wrestling - 6/1/87: Paul Roma & Jim Powers defeated the Shadows at 13:46 when Powers scored the pin as Roma held the other Shadow's foot from the outside

Prime Time Wrestling - 6/1/87: WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah pinned Angie Minnelli after reversing a powerslam into a small package

Prime Time Wrestling - 6/8/87: Sam Houston pinned Iron Mike Sharpe with a bulldog at 5:03

Demolition pinned The Killer Bees

Butch Reed pinned Tito Santana

Nikolai Volkoff pinned Jim Duggan after Iron Sheik interfered

WWF IC Champion Ricky Steamboat pinned Randy Savage

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Hogan would make his Miami debut on December 26, 1984 two months after the WWF debuted there.

 

CWF @ Miami, FL – Miami Beach Auditorium & Convention Hall – December 26, 1984

Scott McGhee d. Rick McCord

Nicola Roberts d. Stella Mae French

$10,000 Challenge: Tully Blanchard fought Mike Graham to a draw

Dusty Rhodes, Jay & Mark Youngblood fought King Cobra & The Pretty Young Things to a draw

Jesse Barr d. Billy Jack

Dutch Mantell & Michael Hayes d. Krusher Khruschev & Jim Neidhart

2 Ring Triple Chance Battle Royal won by Jesse Barr & Brian Blair

 

WWF @ Miami, FL - Knight Civic Center – December 26, 1984 (3,776)

RT Reynolds defeated Joe Mirto

Rene Goulet defeated Aldo Marino

David Schultz defeated Jimmy Young

Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated the Moondogs

Andre the Giant & Tony Atlas fought Ken Patera & Big John Studd to a double disqualification

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Brutus Beefcake

 

Hogan wouldn't return until February

 

WWF @ Miami, FL - February 22, 1985

Jim Jones defeated Joe Mirto

Rick McGraw defeated RT Reynolds

George Steele defeated Aldo Marino (Ricky Santana)

Jim Neidhart defeated George Wells

Hillbilly Jim defeated Moondog Spot

WWF Tag Team Champions Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham defeated Dick Murdoch & Moondog Spot

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff

 

CWF @ Miami, FL – Miami Beach Auditorium & Convention Hall – February 22, 1985

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Jesse Barr

 

CWF @ Miami, FL – Miami Beach Auditorium & Convention Hall – March 15, 1985 (3,121)

Wild Bill Irwin d. Jack Hart

The Assassin & The Missing Link d. Larry Hamilton & Mark Ragin

Rick Rude d. Hector Guerrero

Jesse Barr d. Wahoo McDaniel by DQ

Brian Blair, Mike Graham, & Bugsy McGraw d. Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts, & Rick Rude

 

WWF @ Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center – March 15, 1985

Bret Hart d. The Cobra

Swede Hanson d. Joe Mirto

Brutus Beefcake d. Aldo Marino

Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham d. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff

WWF World Heavyweight Title: Hulk Hogan © d. Ken Patera

 

Hogan then didn't come back to Miami until the main feud for Miami was Rotundo/Windham vs. Sheik/Volkoff until August where they ran Andre/Orndorff vs. Studd/Heenan then Tito/Beefcake in September, Hillbilly Jim/Windham vs. Sheik/Volkoff in October

 

WWF @ Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center – October 28, 1985 (4,612)

King Tonga d. Joe Mirto

Lanny Poffo d. Rusty Brooks

Scott McGhee d. Terry Gibbs

Bob Orton Jr. d. Ivan Putski

Randy Savage d. Mr. Wrestling II

The British Bulldogs d. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff

Paul Orndorff d. Roddy Piper by DQ

Magnificent Muraco d. Ricky Steamboat by DQ

 

CWF @ Miami, FL – Miami Beach Auditorium & Convention Hall – November 27, 1985

Mike Fever d. Red Menace

Lex Luger d. Frank Lang

Tyree Pride d. Cuban Assassin

Superstar Billy Graham d. Abdullah the Butcher by DQ

Barry Windham d. Buddy Landell

Dusty Rhodes, Magnum TA, & Wahoo McDaniel d. Arn & Ole Anderson, & Ric Flair

 

WWF @ Miami, FL - Knight Center - November 27, 1985 (4,619)

Jose Luis Rivera defeated Joe Mirto

Bob Goulet defeated Jim Young

Cpl. Kirchner defeated Moondog Spot

Jim Neidhart defeated Scott McGhee

Bret Hart defeated Lanny Poffo

Andre the Giant defeated King Kong Bundy

Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. defeated Paul Orndorff & Mike Rotundo via disqualification

 

WWF @ Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center – December 9, 1985 (1,029)

Les Thornton fought Tiger Chung Lee to a draw

Nikolai Volkoff d. Scott McGhee

Iron Sheik d. George Wells

Corporal Kirchne d. Iron Mike Sharpe

The Dream Team d. Cousin Junior & Mike Rotundo

Ricky Steamboat d. Magnificent Muraco

 

WWF @ Miami, FL - Knight Center - January 22, 1986 (2,786)

Dan Spivey defeated Rusty Brooks

Tony Atlas defeated Joe Mirto

Randy Savage defeated B. Brian Blair

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Scott McGhee

Cpl. Kirchner & George Steele defeated Moondog Spot & Iron Sheik

Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco

Roddy Piper defeated Paul Orndorff in a lumberjack match

 

WWF @ Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center – February 24, 1986 (3,648)

Scott McGhee fought Les Sutton to a draw

Brian Blair d. Bret Hart

Adrian Adonis d. Lanny Poffo

Ricky Steamboat d. Bob Orton Jr.

Junkyard Dog d. Terry Funk

The Dream Team d. The British Bulldogs

Paul Orndorff d. Randy Savage

 

WWF @ Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center – March 28, 1986 (2,900)

Tony Atlas d. Joe Mirto

Scott McGhee d. Moondog Spot

Pedro Morales d. Moondog Rex

Adrian Adonis d. George Wells

Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff d. Mike Rotundo & Danny Spivey

Andre the Giant d. Big John Studd

WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title: Tito Santana d. Randy Savage © by DQ

 

WWF @ Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center – April 28, 1986 (2,093)

Lanny Poffo fought Tiger Chung Lee to a draw

Nikolai Volkoff d. Danny Spivey

Jake Roberts d. Scott McGhee

Big John Studd d. Tony Atlas

Corporal Kirchner d. Iron Sheik

Dory & Jimmy Jack Funk, & Jimmy Hart d. Junkyard Dog, Ricky Steamboat, & Haiti Kid

 

WWF @ Miami, FL - Knight Center - June 9, 1986

Dan Spivey defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

Jim Neidhart defeated Joe Mirto (sub. for Scott McGhee)

B. Brian Blair defeated Les Thornton

Mike Rotundo defeated Iron Sheik via disqualification

Cpl. Kirchner defeated Nikolai Volkoff

Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs via count-out

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage pinned Tito Santana

 

WWF @ Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center – July 3, 1986 (4,591)

Moondog Spot d. Brickhouse Brown

King Tonga d. Moondog Rex

Jake Roberts d. Brian Blair

Haiti Kid d. Butch Cassidy

Junkyard Dog fought Harley Race to a draw

The Dream Team fought Mike Rotundo & Danny Spivey to a draw

WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title: Ricky Steamboat d. Randy Savage © by DQ

 

WWF @ Miami, FL - Knight Center - July 22, 1986 (4,500)

Scott McGhee won a battle royal

WWF Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith defeated Brutus Beefcake

Dick Slater defeated Moondog Rex

Greg Valentine defeated WWF Tag Team Champion the Dynamite Kid

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Scott McGhee

Tony Atlas defeated the Gladiator

Junkyard Dog defeated King Kong Bundy

 

CWF @ Miami, FL – Miami Beach Auditorium & Convention Hall – July 23, 1986

Sean Royal d. Chris Champion

Tyree Pride d. The White Ninja

Kendall Windham d. Cuban Assassin

The Fabulous Ones d. Masked Superstar & Mr. Kareem Muhammad

Barry Windham d. Ed Gantner by DQ

Lex Luger d. Ron Bass

 

So Hogan had been absent from Miami cards since March 1985 and the crowds were growing without him on the card so you can attribute that to CWF going down the tubes and WWF benefiting off of it.

 

 

CWF @ Miami, FL – Miami Beach Auditorium & Convention Hall – August 6, 1986

Sean Royal d. Jimmy Backlund

Tyree Pride & Bobby Wales d. Dr. Death & The Marauder

Kendall Windham d. Ron Bass by DQ

The Fabulous Ones d. Cuban Assassin & The White Ninja

Texas Bullrope: Barry Windham d. Ed Gantner by DQ

Lex Luger d. Mr. Kareem Muhammad

 

WWF @ Miami, FL - Knight Center - August 6, 1986 (5,342)

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Les Thornton

Dick Slater defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Mike Rotundo & Dan Spivey defeated The Hart Foundation via count-out

Hercules defeated Pedro Morales

Dory & Jimmy Jack Fuji fought Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik to a no contest

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage

 

The fans finally got Hogan and they drew their biggest crowd for Miami yet so what does the WWF do, keep Hogan off of the cards and watch what happens.

 

WWF @ Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center – September 23, 1986

Corporal Kirchner d. Barry Orton

Siva Afi d. Iron Mike Sharpe

Dick Slater d. Tiger Chung Lee

The Killer Bees d. Dory & Jimmy Jack Funk

Magnificent Muraco d. Pedro Morales by DQ

Hillbilly Jim d. Randy Savage by DQ

Ricky Steamboat d. Jake Roberts

 

WWF @ Miami, FL - Knight Center - October 23, 1986 (1,353)

Barry Orton d. Johnny Mann

Honky Tonk Man d. Steve Regal

Bob Orton Jr. d. Corporal Kirchner

Hercules Hernandez fought Dick Slater to a draw

Ricky Steamboat d. Harley Race

Tuxedo: Hillbilly Jim d. Mr. Fuji

 

WWF @ Miami, FL - Knight Center - January 2, 1987 (1,500)

Hillbilly Jim d. Sika

Jim Neidhart d. Tom Magee

Brutus Beefcake d. Corporal Kirchner

King Kong Bundy d. Lanny Poffo

Jacques Rougeau d. Danny Spivey

Blackjack Mulligan d. Greg Valentine

Bob Orton Jr. fought Mike Rotundo to a draw

Blackjack Mulligan won a bunkhouse battle royal; participants included Greg Valentine, Brutus Beefcake, and many others

 

That made them go oh shit it's time to bring back the cash cow.

 

WWF @ Miami, FL - Knight Center - January 18, 1987 (5,267)

Joe Mirto d. Steve Lombardi

Raymond Rougeau d. Terry Gibbs

Mike Rotundo d. Jimmy Jack Funk

Danny Spivey d. Tiger Chung Lee

Koko B. Ware d. Paul Orndorff by DQ

The Can-Am Connection d. The Dream Team

WWF World Heavyweight Title: Hulk Hogan © d. Kamala

 

WWF @ Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center – February 19, 1987 (4,700)

Iron Mike Sharpe d. Joe Mirto

The Islanders d. SD Jones & Danny Spivey

The Fabulous Moolah d. Penny Mitchell

Butch Reed d. Pedro Morales

Koko B. Ware d. The Honky Tonk Man by DQ

Davey Boy Smith d. Jake Roberts

WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title: Randy Savage © d. Ricky Steamboat

 

WWF @ Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center – March 26, 1987 (4,200)

Butch Reed d. Pedro Morales

The Islanders d. SD Jones & Danny Spivey

Koko B. Ware d. The Honky Tonk Man by DQ

Davey Boy Smith d. Jake Roberts

WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title: Randy Savage © d. Ricky Steamboat

 

WWF @ Miami, FL - Knight Center - May 5, 1987 (1,500)

Dick Slater pinned Tiger Chung Lee

Outback Jack defeated Steve Lombardi

Honkytonk Man pinned Cpl. Kirchner

Kamala defeated George Steele via disqualification

Brutus beefcake defeated Johnny V

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated The British Bulldogs in a lumberjack match

 

CWF @ Miami, FL – Miami Beach Auditorium & Convention Hall – May 6, 1987 (3,264)

The Southern Boys d. Bill & Randy Mulkey

Jerry Grey d. Jimmy Backlund

Ed Gantner d. Sam Bass

Jimmy Valiant d. Colt Steele

Ron Simmons d. Shaska Whatley

Florida Tag Titles: The Rock n Roll Express d. The Mod Squad © by DQ

Dusty Rhodes & Mike Rotundo d. Kevin Sullivan & Teijho Khan

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Jimmy Garvin

 

Well lookee there, Hogan isn't on the card and Flair is working a day later so Crockett doubles them up.

 

WWF @ Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center – July 12, 1987 (3,100)

Koko B. Ware d. Danny Davis

George Steele d. Nikolai Volkoff

Dingo Warrior d. Joe Mirto

Pedro Morales d. Frenchy Martin

Brady Boone d. The Gladiator

The Hart Foundation d. Jacques & Raymond Rougeau

Ken Patera d. Hercules Hernandez by DQ

 

It was around this time period that Crockett shut down the Florida office so there was no more territory and Crockett would put Miami on their loop but WWF held their own in the battle even without Hogan.

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Time for the one that Vince wanted the most....Hogan would make his Minneapolis debut on June 17, 1984

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - July 22, 1984

Mad Dog Vachon defeated Roger Smith

Jesse Ventura defeated Salvatore Bellomo

Mil Mascaras defeated Moondog Spot

Bob Backlund defeated Moondog Rex

Roddy Piper defeated B. Brian Blair

Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd via disqualification

WWF Tag Team Champions The North-South Connection defeated Rocky Johnson & SD Jones

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated George Steele

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – August 12, 1984 (5,600)

Steve Regal d. Tom Zenk

Brad Rheingans d. Larry Zbyszko

Curt Hennig fought Billy Robinson to a draw

Nick Bockwinkel & Mr. Saito d. Stan Lane & Blackjack Lanza

Handicap Match: Tony Atlas & Jim Brunzell d. Bruiser Brody by DQ

AWA World Tag Titles: Da Crusher & Baron Von Raschke © battled The Road Warriors to a no contest

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - August 26, 1984

Terry Daniels vs. Rene Goulet

Brian Blair vs. Paul Orndorff

Rocky Johnson vs. Bob Orton Jr.

The Wild Samoans vs. WWF Tag Team Champions The North-South Connection

WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter vs. the Fabulous Moolah

Ivan Putski vs. Jesse Ventura

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Gene Okerlund defeated George Steele & Mr. Fuji (w/ Jesse Ventura) when Hogan slammed his partner onto Fuji and gave Okerlund added leverage from the outside to score the pin (Hulk Still Rules DVD, Best of the WWF Vol. 1)

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – September 9, 1984

Larry Zbyszko d. Tom Zenk

Billy Robinson d. Steve Regal

Curt Hennig d. Harley Race by DQ

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © d. Jim Brunzell & Steve O

Steve Keirn, Stan Lane, & Blackjack Lanza d. Nick Bockwinkel, Bobby Heenan, & Mr. Saito

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © fought Brad Rheingans to a draw

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - September 23, 1984

David Schultz defeated Salvatore Bellomo

Junkyard Dog defeated Bob Orton Jr.

Roddy Piper defeated SD Jones

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Mad Dog Vachon defeated George Steele & Big John Studd

Pat Patterson & Michael Hayes defeated the Moondogs

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – October 21, 1984

Jimmy Garvin d. Tom Zenk

Tony Atlas d. Mr. Saito by DQ

Nick Bockwinkel fought Curt Hennig to a draw

Baron Von Raschke d. Paul Ellering

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © battled The Fabulous Ones to a no contest

Crusher Blackwell d. Bruiser Brody

Tag Team Battle Royal: Crusher Blackwell & King Kong Bundy was the winners. Other teams: Tony Atlas & Jim Brunzell, Nick Bockwinkel & Mr. Saito, Da Crusher & Baron Von Raschke, The Fabulous Ones, Jimmy Garvin & Steve Regal, Curt & Larry Hennig, Steve O & Brad Rheingans, The Road Warriors, Billy Robinson & Larry Zbyszko

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - October 28, 1984

Rick McGraw fought Rene Goulet to a draw

Ken Patera defeated Rene Goulet

Ivan Putski fought David Schultz to a no contest

Mad Dog Vachon defeated Jerry Valiant

Junkyard Dog fought George Steele to a no contest

Andre the Giant defeated Kamala

The Spoiler defeated Salvatore Bellomo

Iron Sheik defeated Rocky Johnson

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan fought Big John Studd to a no contest

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – November 22, 1984 (16,000)

Cowboy Lang & Little Coco d. Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook

Jimmy Garvin d. Steve O

The Fabulous Ones d. Luke Graham & Steve Regal

Curt Hennig fought Mr. Saito to a draw

Steel Cage Match: Greg Gagne d. Sheik Adnan Kaissey by DQ

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Billy Robinson

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © d. Crusher Blackwell & King Kong Bundy

 

AWA still draws huge on their Thanksgiving show but Hogan is in Japan so he misses the next show and that's another thing we have to take in consideration in the Hogan discussion was that he would go on New Japan tours in 1984-85. so he missed some of big market shows.

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – December 25, 1984 (13,000)

Billy Robinson d. Steve O

Baron Von Raschke d. Steve Regal

Jim Brunzell fought Mr. Saito to a draw

Curt Hennig d. Nick Bockwinkel

Bruiser Brody & Masked Superstar d. Crusher Blackwell & Greg Gagne

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © battled The Fabulous Ones to a no contest

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Jimmy Garvin by DQ

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - December 29, 1984

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Iron Sheik

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - March 17, 1985

Jim Neidhart defeated SD Jones

Ken Patera defeated SD Jones

WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff

Ivan Putski defeated Rene Goulet

Jesse Ventura defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – March 24, 1985 (5,500)

Tom Zenk d. Rick Stoansky

Steve Regal d. Buck Zumhofe

Jim Brunzell fought Billy Robinson to a draw

Da Crusher, Curt & Larry Hennig d. The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering

Nick Bockwinkel d. Greg Gagne

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Jimmy Garvin

Handicap: Crusher Blackwell & Sgt. Slaughter battled King Tonga, Masked Superstar, & Mr. Saito to a no contest

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - April 20, 1985

Don Muraco defeated SD Jones

Ken Patera defeated Ivan Putski via count-out

WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter defeated Lelani Kai

Junkyard Dog fought Brutus Beefcake to a draw

WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine defeated Tito Santana in a lumberjack match

The British Bulldogs defeated Moondog Spot & Barry O

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Jesse Ventura via count-out

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – April 21, 1985 (12,000)

Steve O & Tom Zenk d. The Alaskans

Jim Brunzell & Tonga Kid d. Bobby Duncum & Billy Robinson

Baron Von Raschke & Buck Zumhofe d. Jimmy Garvin & Steve Regal

Bob Backlund & Brad Rheingans d. Butch Reed & Larry Zbyszko

Greg & Verne Gagne d. Nick Bockwinkel & Mr. Saito

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © d. Curt & Larry Hennig by DQ

Handicap Steel Cage: Crusher Blackwell & Sgt. Slaughter d. King Tonga, Masked Superstar, & Sheik Adnan Kaissey

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - June 1, 1985

SD Jones fought Steve Lombardi to a draw

The Spoiler defeated Tony Garea

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification

Ken Patera defeated Swede Hanson

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Don Muraco via disqualification

The Hart Foundation defeated Salvatore Bellomo & George Wells

Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine in a non-title taped fist match

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – June 9, 1985 (1,500)

Butch Reed d. Dave Wagner

Baron Von Raschke, Brad Rheingans, & Buck Zumhofe d. Bobby Duncum, Steve Regal, & Billy Robinson

Sgt. Slaughter d. Larry Zbyszko by DQ

Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts d. Curt & Larry Hennig

Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens d. Greg Gagne & Steve O

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Michael Hayes by DQ

 

That was a huge blow to the AWA there and I wish I had WWF crowd numbers for Minny to see how it compared.

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – July 14, 1985 (2,500)

Cowboy Lang & Little Coco d. Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook

Boris Zuhkov d. Baron Von Raschke

Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts d. Steve O & Buck Zumhofe

Bob Backlund d. Larry Zbyszko

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © d. Bill & Scott Irwin

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Michael Hayes by DQ

Greg Gagne & Sgt. Slaughter d. Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens by DQ

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - July 21, 1985

B. Brian Blair defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Steve Lombardi defeated Dan Rignati

Jim Brunzell defeated Moondog Spot

Terry Funk defeated SD Jones

The Hart Foundation defeated the Dynamite Kid & Mad Dog Vachon (sub. for Davey Boy Smith) via disqulification

Paul Orndorff defeated Bob Orton Jr.

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – August 11, 1985

Tom Zenk d. Rick Renslow

Jimmy Garvin d. Kevin Kelly

Buck Zumhofe d. Iron Duke

Brad Rheingans d. Boris Zuhkov by DQ

The Great Kabuki d. Chris Adams by DQ

Sgt. Slaughter d. Larry Zbyszko

Nick Bockwinkel d. Greg Gagne

Curt Hennig & Rick Martel d. The Fabulous Freebirds

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © battled Bill & Scott Irwin to a no contest

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - August 25, 1985

Cpl. Kirschner defeated Steve Lombardi

Kevin Kelly defeated the Terminator

Adrian Adonis defeated Lanny Poffo

The Killer Bees defeated Bret Hart & Terry Gibbs (sub. for Jim Neidhart)

Mad Dog Vachon fought the Missing Link to a draw

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. in a steel cage match

Junkyard Dog defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Greg Valentine

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – September 8, 1985 (4,000) (This was a TV taping)

Billy Robinson d. Randy Barber

Stan Hansen d. Paul Garner

Buddy Roberts fought Buck Zumhofe to a draw

Greg Gagne & Curt Hennig d. Jimmy Garvin & Steve Regal by DQ

Bill & Scott Irwin fought Jerry Oske & Brad Rheingans to a draw

Larry Clark d. Stan Hansen by DQ

Larry Hennig fought Scott Irwin to a draw

Baron Von Raschke d. Bill Irwin

Buck Zumhofe d. Sgt. Slaughter by DQ

Greg Gagne, Scott Hall, & Curt Hennig d. Nick Bockwinkel, Ray Stevens, & Larry Zbyszko

Terry Gordy d. Crusher Blackwell by DQ

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Kamala by DQ

 

It was by this time that the WWF saw the writing on the wall and felt it was comfortable to have Hogan work another city instead of Minny and not run a main event with an AWA flavor.

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - September 15, 1985

Mad Dog Vachon defeated Rene Goulet

David Sammartino defeated the Terminator

Adrian Adonis defeated Steve Gatorwolf

The Hart Foundation defeated The Killer Bees

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Brutus Beefcake

Bob Orton Jr. defeated SD Jones

WWF Tag Team Champion Greg Valentine defeated Cousin Junior

King Kong Bundy won a battle royal

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – September 29, 1985 (2,000)

Buck Zumhofe d. Rick Renslow

Scott Hall d. Drew Tossel

Giant Baba & Genichiro Tenryu battled Stan Hansen & Larry Zbyszko to a no contest

Crusher Blackwell & Little Mr. T d. Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts

Handicap Match: Sgt. Slaughter d. Chris Markoff & Boris Zuhkov

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Jumbo Tsuruta

AWA World Tag Titles: Jimmy Garvin & Steve Regal d. The Road Warriors ©

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – October 27, 1985 (3,000)

Leon White d. Scott Irwin

Greg Boyd fought Boris Zuhkov to a draw

Bill Irwin d. Kevin Kelly

Greg Gagne d. Jimmy Garvin

Michael Hayes d. Crusher Blackwell

Scott Hall, Curt Hennig, & Wahoo McDaniel d. Nick Bockwinkel, Ray Stevens, & Larry Zbyszko

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © battled Stan Hansen to a no contest

 

AWA is rising a little so here comes Hogan to stop that and they ran head-to-head on Thanksgiving night the big tradition for AWA.

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – November 28, 1985

Bill Irwin fought Leon White to a draw

Mongolian Stomper d. Kevin Kelly

Scott Hall d. Boris Zuhkov by DQ

AWA Lt. Heavyweight Title: Buck Zumhofe d. Steve Regal ©

The Road Warriors d. Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts

Crusher Blackwell d. Michael Hayes

Battle Royal won by Scott Hall

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - November 28, 1985

WWF World Champion: Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – December 25, 1985 (7,000)

Sherri Martel d. Debbie Combs

Bill Irwin d. Kevin Kelly

Cowboy Lang & Little Mr. T d. Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook

Marty Jannetty d. Kelly Kiniski

Baron Von Raschke d. Scott Irwin by DQ

Mongolian Stomper, Nord the Barbarian, & Boris Zuhkov d. Crusher Blackwell, Scott Hall, & Curt Hennig

Nick Bockwinkel d. Larry Zbyszko

AWA World Tag Titles: Jimmy Garvin & Steve Regal © battled The Road Warriors to a no contest

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Stan Hansen by DQ

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - December 27, 1985 (8,500)

Jim Brunzell defeated Steve Lombardi

Mad Dog Vachon defeated Moondog Spot

Jesse Ventura defeated Tony Atlas

Judy Martin defeated Candice Pardue

Don Muraco defeated Ricky Steamboat via count-out

Bret Hart pinned the Dynamite Kid by reversing a superplex into a cradle

Davey Boy Smith pinned Jim Neidhart

Nikolai Volkoff defeated Cpl. Kirchner in a Peace Match

King Kong Bundy defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – January 12, 1986 (2,000)

Bill & Scott Irwin d. Baron Von Raschke & Buck Zumhofe

Marty Jannetty fought Steve Regal to a draw

Curt Hennig d. Scott Ferris

Nick Bockwinkel d. Larry Zbyszko

AWA World Tag Titles: Jimmy Garvin & Steve Regal © d. Scott Hall & Curt Hennig

The Road Warriors d. Mongolian Stomper & Nord the Barbarian by DQ

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Sgt. Slaughter d. Stan Hansen © by DQ

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - January 20, 1986 (4,500)

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana vs. Randy Savage

Ricky Steamboat vs. Don Muraco

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy via disqualification

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – February 9, 1986 (2,784)

Marty Jannetty d. Jim Mitchell

Col. DeBeers d. Rick Renslow

Col. DeBeers d. Buck Zumhofe

Brad Rheingans d. Scott Ferris

Marty Jannetty d. Doug Somers

Crusher Blackwell d. Scott Ferris by DQ

AWA World Tag Titles: Scott Hall & Curt Hennig © d. Bill & Scott Irwin by DQ

No DQ for the AWA World Heavyweight Title: Stan Hansen © d. Sgt. Slaughter by countout

The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering d. Mongolian Stomper, Nord the Barbarian, & Boris Zuhkov by DQ

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - February 22, 1986

Rene Goulet pinned Steve Lombardi

Hillbilly Jim pinned Terry Gibbs

Uncle Elmer pinned Iron Mike Sharpe

The Killer Bees defeated The Hart Foundation

Adrian Adonis defeated George Steele via disqualification

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Ricky Steamboat defeated King Kong Bundy & Bobby Heenan at 15:48 when Steamboat pinned Heenan

 

AWA would then fire a big shot by running Wrestlerock at the Metrodome in front of 22,000 on April 20th spoiling their fans and just like what happened to Chicago after Super Clash look at the decline after a big show.

 

AWA @ Minneapolis, MN – Metrodome – April 20, 1986 (22,000)

Brad Rheingans d. Boris Zuhkov

Col. DeBeers d. Wahoo McDaniel by DQ

Buddy Rose & Doug Somers d. The Midnight Rockers

Tiger Mask d. Buck Zumhofe

Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham d. The Fabulous Ones

Giant Baba d. Bob Brown

Rick Martel battled Harley Race to a no contest

Battle Royal won by Sherri Martel

AWA World Tag Titles: Scott Hall & Curt Hennig © d. Bill & Scott Irwin

Boxing Match: Scott LeDoux d. Larry Zbyszko by DQ

Sgt. Slaughter d. Kamala

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Nick Bockwinkel d. Stan Hansen © by DQ

Greg Gagne & Jimmy Snuka d. Bruiser Brody & Nord the Barbarian

Steel Cage Match: Verne Gagne d. Sheik Adnan Kaissey

Steel Cage Match: The Road Warriors d. Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – June 15, 1986 (1,700)

Madd & Super Maxx fought Brad Rheingans & Alan West to a draw

The Midnight Rockers d. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers

Scott Hall & Curt Hennig d. Col. DeBeers & Boris Zuhkov by DQ

Greg Gagne & Scott LeDoux d. Mr. Go & Larry Zbyszko by DQ

Nord the Barbarian & Boris Zuhkov d. Crusher Blackwell & Nick Bockwinkel

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – July 13, 1986 (1,500)

Boris Zuhkov d. Curt Hennig by DQ

Ali Khan d. Earthquake Ferris

Ryuma Go d. Scott LeDoux

Greg Gagne d. Rick Renslow

Jimmy Snuka d. Col. DeBeers by countout

AWA World Tag Titles – SR – Brad Rheingans: Buddy Rose & Doug Somers © battled The Midnight Rockers to a no contest

Nord the Barbarian d. Nick Bockwinkel

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - August 17, 1986

Hercules defeated Tito Santana via count-out

The Killer Bees fought Mike Rotundo & Danny Spivey to a draw

Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff defeated Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake

The Machines defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd via disqualification

Paul Orndorff defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification

 

Crockett then decides he wants in on the action as well.

 

JCP @ Minneapolis, MN – Met Center – September 19, 1986

Ronnie Garvin d. JJ Dillon

Baron Von Raschke d. Jimmy Garvin by DQ

Arn Anderson d. Jimmy Valiant

Dick Murdoch d. Shaska Whatley

Tully Blanchard d. Magnum TA by DQ

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes by DQ

The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff, & Krusher Khruschev

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – September 21, 1986 (1,435)

Handicap: Scott Hall d. Stoney Burke & Rick Gantner

Sherri Martel d. Despina Montagus

Master Blaster d. Tom Stone

Johnny Rich d. Stoney Burke

Ken Timbs d. Earthquake Ferris

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Col. DeBeers d. Nick Bockwinkel © by DQ

AWA World Tag Titles: Buddy Rose & Doug Somers © d. The Midnight Rockers by DQ

Lumberjack: Larry Zbyszko d. Scott LeDoux

 

WWF @ St. Paul, MN - Civic Center - October 5, 1986

Paul Orndorff defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification

Also included the Machines and The British Bulldogs

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – October 19, 1986 (1,500)

Ali Khan fought Steve O to a draw

Super Ninja d. Earthquake Ferris

Curt Hennig d. Col. DeBeers by countout

Jimmy Snuka d. Boris Zuhkov

Crusher Blackwell & The Midnight Rockers d. The Blaster, Buddy Rose, & Doug Somers

Larry Zbyszko d. Nick Bockwinkel

Battle Royal won by Curt Hennig

 

WWF then decides to take run the Civic Center against the AWA.

 

WWF @ St. Paul, MN - Civic Center - November 2, 1986

Jake Roberts defeated Steve Lombardi

Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff defeated Mike Rotundo & SD Jones

Honkytonk Man defeated Jimmy Jack Funk via disqualification

Kamala defeated Tito Santana

Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine defeated The Killer Bees

Don Muraco defeated Hillbilly Jim

Junkyard Dog fought WWF IC Champion Randy Savage to a double count-out

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff in a steel cage match

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – November 27, 1986 (4,000)

Super Ninja d. Steve O

Yuri Gordienko & Alexis Smirnoff d. John Paul & Buck Zumhofe

Curt Hennig d. Boris Zuhkov

Step Ladder Match: Crusher Blackwell d. Col. DeBeers

The Midnight Rockers & Despina Montagus d. Buddy Rose, Doug Somers, & Sherri Martel

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Nick Bockwinkel © d. Larry Zbyszko

 

JCP @ Bloomington, MN – Met Center – November 29, 1986

The Barbarian d. Nelson Royal

Ricky Lee Jones fought Shaska Whatley to a draw

Big Bubba Rogers d. Tim Horner

Arn & Ole Anderson battled Wahoo McDaniel & Baron Von Raschke to a double countout

Jimmy Garvin d. Brad Armstrong

The Road Warriors d. The Midnight Express

NWA World Heavyweight Title w/2 refs: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes

 

WWF @ St. Paul, MN - Civic Center - December 7, 1986 (2,000)

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan vs. Kamala

 

Hogan/Kamala bombing in St. Paul was really interesting and I guess you could make an excuse that the market had been completely oversaturated the weeks prior.

 

AWA @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – December 25, 1986 (3,500)

Col. DeBeers d. Jimmy Snuka by DQ

Buddy Wolff fought Buck Zumhofe to a draw

Earthquake Ferris d. Brian Knobbs

Boris Zuhkov d. Steve O

Mr. Saito, Super Ninja, & Larry Zbyszko d. Greg Gagne, Scott Hall, & Leon White

Steel Cage Match: The Midnight Rockers d. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers

AWA World Heavyweight Title – SR: Billy Robinson: Nick Bockwinkel © d. Curt Hennig by DQ

 

JCP @ St. Paul, MN – Civic Center – December 27, 1986 (6,000)

NWA World Six-Man Tag Titles: Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors © d. Jimmy Garvin & The Midnight Express

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Nikita Koloff d. Ric Flair © by DQ

Bunkhouse Stampede won by Dick Murdoch

 

So now we have a 3-way war in the Twin Cities with Crockett looking the best at the moment. AWA then decides to run the Met in 1987.

 

AWA @ Bloomington, MN – Met Center – January 27, 1987 (950)

Buck Zumhofe d. Brian Knobbs

Boris Zuhkov d. Jerry Sags

Kevin Kelly d. Earthquake Ferris

Steve O d. The Ninja by DQ

Coal Miners Glove Match: Col. DeBeers d. Jimmy Snuka

Mr. Saito & Larry Zbyszko d. Nick Bockwinkel & Greg Gagne

AWA World Tag Titles: The Midnight Rockers d. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers ©

 

JCP @ Minneapolis, MN – City Auditorium – February 26, 1987 (1,100)

Misty Blue d. Linda Dallas

Dick Murdoch d. Ricky Lee Jones

Arn & Ole Anderson, & Lex Luger d. Tim Horner, Wahoo McDaniel, & Baron Von Raschke

Street Fight: Jimmy Garvin d. Big Bubba Rogers

NWA World Tag Titles: The Rock n Roll Express d. Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude © by DQ

US Heavyweight Title: Nikita Koloff © d. Tully Blanchard

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Barry Windham

 

WWF @ St. Paul, MN - Civic Center - March 1, 1987

Outback Jack vs. Barry O

King Kong Bundy vs. Dick Slater

Blackjack Mulligan vs. Sika

The Can-Am Connection vs. Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik

Roddy Piper & Junkyard Dog vs. Adrian Adonis & Harley Race

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Billy Jack Haynes) vs. Hercules (w/ Andre the Giant & Bobby Heenan) (Chain Match)

 

AWA @ Minneapolis, MN – City Auditorium – March 1, 1987 (4,500)

Kevin Kelly d. Buck Zumhofe

Sherri Martel d. Candi Divine

Paul Neu d. Rick Gantner

Curt Hennig d. Doug Somers

The Midnight Rockers d. The Blaster & Boris Zuhkov

Polynesian Death Match: Jimmy Snuka d. Col. DeBeers

Mr. Saito, Super Ninja, & Larry Zbyszko d. Nick Bockwinkel, Greg Gagne, & Ray Stevens by DQ

 

JCP @ Bloomington, MN – Met Center – March 15, 1987 (2,500)

The Kansas Jayhawks d. The Thunderfoots

Jimmy Garvin d. Bobby Eaton

Lex Luger d. Baron Von Raschke

Nikita Koloff d. Vladimir Petrov

The Road Warriors d. Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Barry Windham

Steel Cage Match: Dusty Rhodes d. Big Bubba Rogers

 

This war is taking some real twists and turns so Watts decides to throw his Stetson in the ring.

 

UWF @ Minneapolis, MN – Met Center – April 10, 1987 (750)

The Terminators d. The Top Guns

Chavo Guerrero d. Terminator Wolf

The Missing Link d. Texas Jack

Chris Adams (subbing for Savannah Jack) d. Iceman Parsons by countout

UWF Tag Titles: Chris Adams & Terry Taylor © d. Rick Steiner & Sting

UWF TV Title: Eddie Gilbert © d. Sam Houston

UWF Heavyweight Title: Steve Williams d. One Man Gang © by DQ

The Fabulous Freebirds d. Angel of Death, Bill Irwin, & The Viking

 

AWA @ Minneapolis, MN – City Auditorium – April 19, 1987 (1,500)

Greg Gagne & Curt Hennig d. The Nasty Boys

The Blaster & Larry Zbyszko d. Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens by DQ

Mr. Saito & Super Ninja d. Steve O & DJ Peterson

The Midnight Rockers d. Kevin Kelly & Doug Somers

Boris Zuhkov & Soldat Ustinov d. Crusher Blackwell & Paul Neu by DQ

Greg Gagne & Curt Hennig d. Mr. Saito & Super Ninja

The Midnight Rockers d. The Blaster & Larry Zbyszko

Boris Zuhkov & Soldat Ustinov d. Greg Gagne & Curt Hennig

Boris Zuhkov & Soldat Ustinov d. The Midnight Rockers

 

AWA @ Minneapolis, MN – City Auditorium – June 30, 1987

Steve O fought Mitch Snow to a draw

Adrian Adonis d. Stoney Burke

Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose d. Nick Kiniski & J.T. Southern by DQ

Tommy Rich d. Kevin Kelly

Taped Fist Match: Scott LeDoux d. Larry Zbyszko by countout

AWA World Tag Titles: Boris Zuhkov & Soldat Ustinov © d. Wahoo McDaniel & DJ Peterson

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Curt Hennig © d. Greg Gagne by DQ

 

WWF @ St. Paul, MN - Civic Center - July 8, 1987

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Killer Khan

 

AWA @ Minneapolis, MN – Civic Auditorium – August 1, 1987 (850)

Adrian Adonis d. Bobby Bold Eagle

Tommy Rich d. Kevin Kelly by countout

Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose d. Crusher Blackwell & Steve O

Greg Gagne battled Larry Zbyszko to a double countout

AWA World Tag Titles: Wahoo McDaniel & DJ Peterson d. Boris Zuhkov & Soldat Ustinov ©

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Nick Bockwinkel d. Curt Hennig © by DQ

 

WWF @ St. Paul, MN - Civic Center - August 7, 1987 (4,745)

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Killer Khan

 

JCP @ Minneapolis, MN – Met Center – August 23, 1987

Barry Windham d. Eddie Gilbert

Ronnie Garvin d. Sean Royal

Ivan Koloff d. Jimmy Garvin

Chris Adams d. Terry Taylor by DQ

Steve Williams d. Big Bubba Rogers

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Barbarian & Bobby Eaton

Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, & The Road Warriors d. The Four Horsemen

 

AWA @ Minneapolis, MN – Civic Auditorium – August 30, 1987 (900)

Steve O fought Mitch Snow to a draw

Adrian Adonis d. Stoney Burke

Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose d. Nick Kiniski & JT Southern by DQ

Tommy Rich d. Kevin Kelly

Taped Fist Match: Scott LeDoux d. Larry Zbyszko by countout

AWA World Tag Titles: Boris Zuhkov & Soldat Ustinov © d. Wahoo McDaniel & DJ Peterson

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Curt Hennig © d. Greg Gagne by DQ

 

WWF @ St. Paul, MN - Civic Center - October 25, 1987 (4,346)

Sam Houston pinned Barry Horowitz

Boris Zhukov pinned Lanny Poffo

Brutus Beefcake defeated Virgil (sub. for Ted Dibiase) (w/ Ted Dibiase) via submission with the sleeper

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan fought the One Man Gang to a double count-out

Ken Patera pinned Hercules

Koko B. Ware pinned Ron Bass

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated The Killer Bees

WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man defeated Randy Savage via disqualification

 

AWA @ Minneapolis, MN – Civic Auditorium – November 1, 1987 (1,500)

Soldat Ustinov d. Mitch Snow

Alan West d. Dick Slater by DQ

Kevin Kelly & Nick Kiniski d. DJ Peterson & JT Southern

Tommy Rich d. Adrian Adonis by DQ

AWA World Tag Titles: Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose © d. Wahoo McDaniel & Nord the Barbarian

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Curt Hennig © d. Greg Gagne

Battle Royal won by Tommy Rich

 

AWA @ Minneapolis, MN – Civic Auditorium – November 26, 1987 (1,800)

Nick Kiniski d. Alan West by DQ

DJ Peterson d. Kevin Kelly

AWA World Tag Titles: Mitch Snow & JT Southern d. Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose © by DQ

Madusa Miceli d. Bambi

Nord the Barbarian d. Soldat Ustinov

Adrian Adonis d. Tommy Rich

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Greg Gagne d. Curt Hennig © (title held up)

 

The AWA knew then that the war was over as they drew that for their yearly traditional Thanksgiving show.

 

WWF @ St. Paul, MN - Civic Center - November 29, 1987

Brutus Beefcake vs. Dino Bravo

King Harley Race vs. Jim Duggan

Demolition vs. Ken Patera & Billy Jack Haynes

Paul Orndorff vs. Rick Rude

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan vs. the One Man Gang

 

AWA @ Minneapolis, MN – City Auditorium – December 25, 1987 (1,800)

Nick Kiniski d. Mitch Snow

Kevin Kelly d. Alan West

Nord the Barbarian d. Soldat Ustinov

AWA World Tag Titles: Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose © fought The Midnight Rockers to a 30:00 draw

Adrian Adonis d. Wahoo McDaniel by DQ

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Greg Gagne d. Curt Hennig © by DQ

 

WWF @ St. Paul, MN - Civic Center - December 27, 1987

Rick Rude pinned Buck Zumhoff

Danny Davis pinned Sam Houston

Hercules defeated Junkyard Dog

Dino Bravo defeated Hillbilly Jim

WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri defeated Rockin Robin

The British Bulldogs defeated Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff

Don Muraco pinned Butch Reed

Jake Roberts fought the One Man Gang to a double disqualification

Randy Savage defeated WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man via disqualification; Nick Bockwinkel was the guest referee for the bout

 

AWA @ Minneapolis, MN – City Auditorium – February 4, 1988 (1,700)

Ricky Rice d. JT Thomas

Ray Stevens d. Soldat Ustinov

Billy Robinson fought Tom Zenk to a draw

Wahoo McDaniel & Baron Von Raschke d. The Nasty Boys

SR – Hard Boiled Haggerty: The Bruiser d. Sheik Adnan Kaissey by DQ

AWA World Tag Titles: The Midnight Rockers © d. Kevin Kelly & Mr. Go

Steel Cage for the AWA World Heavyweight Title – SR: Leo Nomellini: Greg Gagne d. Curt Hennig © by DQ

 

WWF @ Minneapolis, MN - Met Center - February 13, 1988 (7,000)

Steve Lombardi pinned Brady Boone

Koko B. Ware defeated Dino Bravo via disqualification

WWF Women's Tag Team Champions the Jumping Bomb Angels defeated Judy Martin & Leilani Kai

Ricky Steamboat fought Rick Rude to a double count-out

Brutus Beefcake pinned Greg Valentine

Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau

Outback Jack pinned Iron Mike Sharpe

Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Mad Dog Vachon) defeated Andre the Giant & Ted Dibiase when Hogan pinned Dibiase with the legdrop

 

And there was the death knell as the AWA didn't even run a show in the big buildings until Thanksgiving Day 1988.

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Larry Matsyik brokered the deal for the WWF to enter St. Louis taking the Chase Hotel for their tapings and running the Kiel. Hogan at the time was working for the St. Louis office and was getting pushed hard before he signed with Vince so it was only natural that he would be featured here.

 

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Andre the Giant vs. David Schultz

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Masked Superstar via disqualification when it was revealed the challenger had an object loaded in his mask

Big John Studd won a $30,000 18-man battle royal at 13:28 by last eliminating WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Andre the Giant at the same time; other participants included Masked Superstar, Moondog Rex, Samula, Mil Mascaras, David Schultz, Bob Boyer, Mr. Fuji, Tiger Chung Lee, Ivan Putski, Tony Atlas, Paul Orndorff, Rocky Johnson, Jimmy Snuka, and WWF Tag Team Champions The North-South Connection; order of elimination: Schultz, Snuka, Rex by Hogan, Boyer was unable to continue and was taken backstage on a stretcher after being splashed by Andre and having all the other participants pile on top, Lee, Superstar, Atlas was pulled out by Superstar, Orndorff, Samu when Johnson avoided a crossbody, Murdoch & Johnson at the same time, Fuji by Andre, Adonis by Hogan, Mascaras by Studd; after the bout, Hogan and Andre attacked Studd on the floor; the winner of the battle royal was to have won a trophy but the trophy was destroyed during an episode of Wrestling at the Chase during a confrontation between Hogan and Studd (Best of the WWF Vol. 3)

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – February 17, 1984

The Grapplers d. Jay & Mark Youngblood

Blackjack Mulligan d. Bob Brown

Dick Slater d. King Cobra

Crusher Blackwell & Ken Patera d. Ron Ritchie & Buck Robley

Dusty Rhodes d. Luke Graham

Wahoo McDaniel d. Harley Race by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Barry Windham

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Checkerdome - March 2, 1984

Salvatore Bellomo defeated Max Blue

The Moondogs defeated Eddie Gilbert & Terry Daniels

David Schultz defeated Brian Madden

Tito Santana defeated Rene Goulet

Rocky Johnson defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification

B. Brian Blair defeated Dennis Stomp

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan fought Big John Studd to a double disqualification

Jimmy Snuka & Ivan Putski defeated Mr. Fuji & Tiger Chung Lee

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – March 10, 1984

The Grapplers vs. Ron Ritchie & Buzz Tyler

Luke Graham vs. Jay Wolfe

Blackjack Lanza vs. Roger Kirby

Ox Baker vs. Blackjack Mulligan

Greg Gagne & Ted Oates vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta

Handicap Match: Kamala vs. Bob Brown & Buck Zumhofe

Indian Strap Match: Wahoo McDaniel d. Harley Race

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © battled Bruiser Brody to a DDQ

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Checkerdome - March 23, 1984

Salvatore Bellomo defeated Billy Travis

David Schultz defeated Chief Jay Strongbow

Paul Orndorff defeated B. Brian Blair

Tito Santana defeated Alexis Smirnoff

Spike Huber defeated Max Blue

Jimmy Snuka defeated Pete Doherty

Big John Studd defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out

Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson defeated The North-South Connection via disqualification

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – March 30, 1984

The Grapplers d. Ted Oates & Les Thornton

The Fabulous Ones d. Pat Kelly & Tom Stone

Dick Slater d. Buzz Tyler

One Man Gang d. Hacksaw Duggan by DQ

The Bruiser d. Scott Ferris

Jimmy Garvin d. Chris Adams

The Blackjacks & Butch Reed d. Crusher Blackwell, Luke Graham, & Ken Patera

Missouri Heavyweight Title: Harley Race © d. Wahoo McDaniel

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - April 6, 1984

Tony Atlas fought Dick Murdoch to a no contest

Spike Huber defeated Dennis Stamp

Alexis Smirnoff defeated Salvatore Bellomo

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Brian Madden

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana fought Adrian Adonis to a draw

Paul Orndorff & David Schultz defeated Rocky Johnson & SD Jones

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Big John Studd in a steel cage match by escaping through the door (Hulkamaia)

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – April 13, 1984 (9,294)

Jerry & Ted Oates d. Scott Farris & T.G. Stone in 11:22

Ron Ritchie d. Roger Kirby in 14:08

The Grapplers d. Steve O & Brad Rheingans in 19:13

The Bruiser d. Luke Graham by DQ in 7:48

Blackjack Lanza battled Ken Patera to a DDQ in 11:02

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Harley Race in 21:32

Chris Adams d. Jimmy Garvin in 16:33

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - May 25, 1984

Alexis Smirnoff defeated Larry Keen

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Billy Travis

Greg Valentine defeated Tony Garea

Don Muraco defeated Salvatore Bellomo

Jesse Ventura defeated Brian Madden

B. Brian Blair & Spike Huber defeated Pat & Mike Kelly

Big John Studd defeated SD Jones

Jimmy Snuka defeated Roddy Piper via count-out

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – June 1, 1984

Marty Jannetty d. Roger Kirby

Tommy Lane d. Tom Stone

The Grapplers d. Thomas Ivy & Ted Oates

Hacksaw Duggan d. Luke Graham

Wahoo McDaniel d. Kamala by DQ

The Blackjacks d. Crusher Blackwell & Sheik Adnan Kaissey

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © fought Kerry Von Erich to a draw

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - June 15, 1984

Featured Vince McMahon & Gene Okerlund on commentary

Mad Dog Vachon defeated Lenny Kean

Don Muraco defeated Brian Madden

Jesse Ventura defeated Billy Travis

Spike Huber & B. Brian Blair defeated the Moondogs

George Steele defeated Salvatore Bellomo

Bob Backlund defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Prime Time Wrestling - 6/9/86: Andre the Giant pinned Alexis Smirnoff at 5:17 with a boot to the face and a sit-down splash

WWF Tag Team Champions The North-South Connection defeated Mil Mascaras & SD Jones

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – June 22, 1984

Ted Oates d. Akio Sato

Tom Stone d. Art Crews

Marty Jannetty & Tommy Lane d. The Grapplers

Ted Oates d. Luke Graham

Nick Bockwinkel d. Steve O

Missouri Heavyweight Title: Harley Race © d. Curt Hennig

Crusher Blackwell, Michael Hayes, & Buddy Roberts d. Blackjack Lanza, Iceman Parsons, & Billy Robinson

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Wahoo McDaniel

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – July 13, 1984

Ted Oates d. Tom Stone

Grappler #2 d. Tommy Lane

The Grappler fought Marty Jannetty to a draw

The Fabulous Moolah & Peggy Lee d. Desiree Peterson & Wenona Little Heart

The Missing Link d. Rufus R. Jones

Missouri Heavyweight Title: Harley Race © battled Wahoo McDaniel to a no contest

Kerry Von Erich & Barry Windham d. Crusher Blackwell & Ric Flair

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - July 20, 1984

Television taping:

Jerry Valiant defeated Billy Travis

Kamala defeated Max Blue

George Steele defeated Brian Madden

Sgt. Slaughter defeated Roger Smith

Mad Dog Vachon defeated Moondog Rex

Moondog Spot defeated Mil Mascaras via disqualification

WWF Tag Team Champions The North-South Connection defeated B. Brian Blair & Spike Huber

Ivan Putski defeated Jesse Ventura via disqualification in an arm wrestling match when Ventura hit Putski as he was about to lose the contest; afterwards, Ventura attacked Putski with a chair (Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest, Jesse 'The Body' Ventura 1998, Grand Slams)

Jimmy Snuka pinned Roddy Piper in a Fijian Strap Match with a flying bodypress (Best of the WWF Vol. 3)

Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd

 

This was the first St. Louis show without Hogan.

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – August 24, 1984

Rufus R. Jones d. Tom Stone

Cowboy Lang d. Lord Littlebrook

Ted DiBiase d. Luke Graham

Hacksaw Higgins d. Blackjack Lanza by DQ

Jimmy Valiant & Barry Windham d. The Grapplers

Missouri Heavyweight Title: Harley Race © d. Iceman Parsons by countout

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - September 1, 1984

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana fought Paul Orndorff to a time-limit draw (Best of the WWF Vol. 2)

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated George Steele via disqualification

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – September 14, 1984

Marty Jannetty d. Tom Stone

Gypsy Joe d. Tommy Lane

Tony Atlas, Ted DiBiase, & Buzz Tyler d. Ox Baker, Hacksaw Higgins, & Mr. Saito

Crusher Blackwell d. Jim Brunzell by countout

Stella Mae French d. Precious

Chris Adams d. Jimmy Garvin

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © d. Blackjack Lanza & The Bruiser

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Harley Race

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - September 28, 1984

Junkyard Dog defeated Rene Goulet

Kamala defeated Tony Garea

Brutus Beefcake defeated Salvatore Bellomo

Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated the Spoiler & Jerry Valiant

Nikolai Volkoff defeated Rocky Johnson

The Fabulous Freebirds defeated the Moondogs via count-out

Roddy Piper defeated SD Jones

Ivan Putski defeated Bob Orton Jr.

Tito Santana defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Mr. Fuji

 

Now we have our first head-to-head matchup.

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – October 26, 1984

Marty Jannetty & Steve O d. Gypsy Joe & Mr. Pogo

Iceman Parsons d. Tom Stone

Bob Brown & Mike Von Erich d. The Animal & Sheik Abdullah

Ronnie Garvin d. Hacksaw Higgins by DQ

Ted DiBiase d. The Missing Link

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © battled Dory & Terry Funk to a no contest

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © fought Harley Race to a draw

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Checkerdome - October 26, 1984

Alexis Smirnoff defeated Samula

SD Jones defeated Billy Travis

Blackjack Mulligan defeated Rene Goulet

Iron Sheik defeated Ivan Putski

Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated the Moondogs

Paul Orndorff defeated Rocky Johnson

WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter defeated the Fabulous Moolah

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Big John Studd

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – November 16, 1984

Marty Jannetty & Rufus R. Jones d. Mike Bond & Gypsy Joe

Ken Timbs d. Jim Gorman

Bob Brown d. Mr. Pogo by DQ

The Bruiser, Terry Funk, & Wahoo McDaniel d. Hacksaw Higgins, Baron Von Raschke, & Tom Stone

Kevin Von Erich d. Billy Robinson

Missouri Heavyweight Title: Crusher Blackwell d. Harley Race ©

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © battled Bruiser Brody to a no contest

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Checkerdome - November 28, 1984 (5,982)

Bob Orton Jr. defeated SD Jones

Brutus Beefcake defeated Rick McGraw

Paul Orndorff defeated the Tonga Kid via disqualification

Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Mr. Fuji & Buddy Rose

Jimmy Snuka defeated Rene Goulet

Nikolai Volkoff defeated Mad Dog Vachon via disqualification

Big John Studd fought Blackjack Mulligan to a no contest

Roddy Piper defeated Junkyard Dog via count-out

Jimmy Snuka won a battle royal

 

Hogan was in Japan here.

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – December 7, 1984

Marty Jannetty & Steve O d. Mike Bond & Buzz Tyler

Tom Stone d. Dusty Wolfe

Roger Kirby & Ken Timbs d. Jay & Mark Youngblood

Rufus R. Jones d. Sheik Abdullah

Bob Brown & The Bruiser d. Gypsy Joe & Mr. Pogo

Wahoo McDaniel d. Hacksaw Higgins

Kerry Von Erich d. Crusher Blackwell

20 Man Battle Royal won by Crusher Blackwell

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - December 27, 1984 (9,490)

Jack & Jerry Brisco vs. WWF Tag Team Champions The North-South Connection

Jimmy Snuka vs. Bob Orton Jr.

Junkyard Dog vs. Roddy Piper (Lou Thesz as guest referee)

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Brutus Beefcake

 

As you can see Hogan's return really popped the house.

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – January 4, 1985

Mike Bond, Marty Jannetty, & Dave Peterson d. Gary Royal, Sheik Abdullah, & Tom Stone

Ken Timbs d. Art Crews

Bob Brown & Rufus R. Jones d. Roger Kirby & Mr. Pogo

Wahoo McDaniel d. Terry Funk

Bob Backlund fought Harley Race to a draw

Kerry Von Erich d. Buzz Tyler

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © battled Bruiser Brody to a no contest

 

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - January 24, 1985

Tony Garea defeated Steve Lombardi

Swede Hanson defeated Terry Gibbs

Don Muraco defeated SD Jones

Mr. Wrestling II defeated Jerry Valiant

Ivan Putski defeated Moondog Rex

Wendi Richter defeated Judy Martin

Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. defeated Jimmy Snuka & Junkyard Dog

Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine via count-out

Paul Orndorff defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – February 15, 1985

Art Crews & Dusty Wolfe d. Gary Royal & Tom Stone

Marty Jannetty d. Ken Timbs by DQ

Rufus R. Jones d. Roger Kirby

Bob Brown & The Bruiser d. Mr. Pogo & Sheik Abdullah

Sgt. Slaughter d. The Missing Link

Wahoo McDaniel d. Gene Kiniski

Missouri Heavyweight Title: Crusher Blackwell © battled Harley Race to a no contest

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © fought Bruiser Brody to a draw

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - February 17, 1985

Bret Hart defeated Terry Gibbs

The Spoiler defeated Rick McGraw

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Mad Dog Vachon

WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine defeated Tito Santana in a lumberjack match

Ivan Putski defeated Johnny V

Iron Sheik defeated George Wells

Brutus Beefcake defeated Tony Garea

Andre the Giant & Junkyard Dog fought Big John Studd & Ken Patera to a draw

 

Hogan again in Japan at this time.

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – March 8, 1985 (2,610)

Rufus R. Jones d. Ken Timbs

The Bruiser d. Mr. Pogo by DQ

American Starship d. Marty Jannetty & Steve O

Mike Von Erich d. Jimmy Garvin

Wahoo McDaniel battled Sgt. Slaughter to a double countout

The Hi-Flyers d. Masked Superstar & Mr. Saito

Missouri Heavyweight Title: Crusher Blackwell © d. Bob Brown

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Nick Bockwinkel

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Arena - March 14, 1985

Barry O fought Matt Borne to a draw

Don Muraco defeated Swede Hanson

Jim Neidhart defeated Rick McGraw

George Wells defeated Jerry Valiant

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Bret Hart

Tony Atlas defeated Buddy Rose

Andre the Giant & Junkyard Dog defeated Ken Patera & Big John Studd in a Texas Tornado match

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – April 19, 1985

Gypsy Joe & David Peterson vs. Ken Timbs & Sheik Abdullah

Art Crews vs. Super Destroyer

American Starship d. Shawn Michaels & David Peterson

Marty Jannetty d. The Missing Link

Rufus R. Jones & Iceman Parsons d. Mr. Pogo & Starship Eagle by DQ

Steel Cage: The Bruiser d. Wahoo McDaniel

Harley Race d. Butch Reed

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Arena - April 20, 1985

Jim Neidhart defeated Tony Garea

George Wells fought Bret Hart to a draw

Ricky Steamboat defeated Jerry Valiant

King Kong Bundy defeated Rick McGraw

Rocky Johnson defeated Jerry Valiant

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Swede Hanson

Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd & Bobby Heenan in a handicap match

Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff via count-out

Roddy Piper defeated Jimmy Snuka via count-out

 

Hogan worked the higher priority Minneapolis that night.

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – May 12, 1985

American Starship vs. Art Crews & Rufus R. Jones

Bob Brown vs. Gary Royal

Iceman Parsons & Shawn Michaels d. Sheik Abdullah & Super Destroyer

Mr. Pogo d. Marty Jannetty

American Tag Titles: The Fantastics © battled The Midnight Express to a double countout

Rip Oliver d. Brian Adias

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Kevin Von Erich

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Arena - May 30, 1985

George Steele defeated Rene Goulet

Jim Neidhart defeated SD Jones

Bret Hart defeated Tony Garea

Jimmy Snuka defeated Barry O

Big John Studd, the Missing Link, & Bobby Heenan defeated Swede Hanson, Ivan Putski, & George Wells

Paul Orndorff defeated Bob Orton Jr.

WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine defeated Tito Santana

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Don Muraco

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – June 21, 1985

Dave Peterson fought Jim Waka to a draw

Marty Jannetty d. Mike Vachon

Handicap Match: Gustav the Giant d. Gil Guerrero & Monster Murdoch

Curt & Larry Hennig d. Sheik Abdullah & Super Destroyer

Blackjack Lanza, Bob Brown, & Iceman Parsons d. Mr. Pogo, Gary Royal, & Starship Coyote

Harley Race d. Bobby Duncum

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Kerry Von Erich d. Ric Flair © by DQ

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Arena - June 30, 1985

David Sammartino defeated Barry O

Jim Neidhart defeated Swede Hanson

Randy Savage defeated Tony Garea

Lanny Poffo defeated Moondog Spot

Big John Studd defeated SD Jones

The Missing Link, WWF Tag Team Champions Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff defeated George Steele, Barry Windham, & Mike Rotundo via disqualification

Junkyard Dog defeated Greg Valentine via disqualification

 

Hogan was in Northern California that night.

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – July 12, 1985

Art Crews d. Mike Vachon

Super Destroyer d. Mark Youngblood

Handicap Match: Giant Gustav d. Scott Hall & Sheik Abdullah

Liz Chase d. Sandy Partlow

Bob Brown & Marty Jannetty d. The Midnight Express

Denny Brown fought Iceman Parsons to a draw

The Bruiser battled Mr. Pogo to a no contest

Kerry Von Erich d. Gino Hernandez

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Arena - July 26, 1985

Ivan Putski defeated Steve Lombardi

Randy Savage defeated Jose Luis Rivera

Uncle Elmer defeated Moondog Spot

The Killer Bees defeated Rene Goulet & the Spoiler

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Brutus Beefcake via disqualification

Lanny Poffo defeated Barry O

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff defeated Bob Orton Jr. & Roddy Piper

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – November 29, 1985

Crusher Blackwell d. Tatsutoshi Goto

Tully Blanchard d. Art Crews

National Heavyweight Title: Buddy Landell © fought Terry Taylor to a draw

Superstar Billy Graham & Jimmy Valiant d. The Midnight Express by DQ

Magnum TA d. Arn Anderson

Billy Jack Haynes & The Rock n Roll Express d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff, & Krusher Khruschev

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © battled Dusty Rhodes to a no contest

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Arena - November 29, 1985

Lanny Poffo defeated Rene Goulet

King Tonga defeated Terry Gibbs

Mike Rotundo defeated Les Thornton

Terry Funk defeated Junkyard Dog

WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated The Killer Bees

Pedro Morales defeated Moondog Spot

Andre the Giant defeated King Kong Bundy

 

After a couple of months of not really competing against each other they go head-to-head and interestingly enough Vince must've thought that he had St. Louis in the bag as he had Hogan work Cleveland that night but that would change quickly.

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Arena – January 1, 1986

Bart & Brad Batten d. Akio Sato & Sheik Abdullah

Tarzan Goto d. Gary Jackson

Bob Brown d. Marty Jannetty

Jimmy Valiant d. Mr. Pogo

US Heavyweight Title: Magnum TA © d. Tully Blanchard by DQ

Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors d. Arn & Ole Anderson, & Ivan Koloff

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © battled Harley Race to a DDQ

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - January 1, 1986 (5,400)

Hillbilly Jim defeated Barry O

Cousin Luke pinned Nikolai Volkoff

Adrian Adonis defeated B Philips

Iron Sheik defeated Cpl. Kirchner

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Ivan Putski

The Killer Bees defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake via disqualification

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Terry Funk after hitting him with Jimmy Hart's megaphone

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - January 25, 1986 (8,000)

Danny Spivey defeated Steve Lombardi

Jim Brunzell defeated Barry O

Junkyard Dog defeated Moondog Spot

Terry Funk defeated Ivan Putski

Cpl. Kirchner & George Steele defeated Iron Sheik & Alexis Smirnoff (sub. for Nikolai Volkoff)

Paul Orndorff pinned Bob Orton Jr.

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Roddy Piper via count-out

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – February 8, 1986 (3,200)

Rocky Johnson d. Timothy Flowers

Debbie Combs d. Despina Montagus

Crusher Blackwell d. Mr. Kareem Muhammad

Nick Bockwinkel d. Larry Zbyszko by DQ

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express by DQ

Tully Blanchard d. Jimmy Valiant

Steel Cage Match: Harley Race d. Ric Flair

 

OUCH............ and it was this card that gave Crockett the driver's seat in St. Louis thus killing Geigel in St. Louis and changing the face of this war.

 

St. Louis @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – March 2, 1986

Sam Houston fought Don Kernodle to a draw

Baron Von Raschke d. Italian Stallion

Jimmy Garvin d. Sam Houston

Magnum TA d. Nikita Koloff by DQ

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express by DQ

Texas Death: Dusty Rhodes d. Arn Anderson

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Ronnie Garvin

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - March 22, 1986

King Tonga defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

Iron Sheik defeated Lanny Poffo

Nikolai Volkoff defeated George Wells

WWF Tag Team Champion Brutus Beefcake defeated Davey Boy Smith

The Dynamite Kid defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Greg Valentine

Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Junkyard Dog defeated Terry & Dory Funk Jr. when Hogan pinned Terry

 

JCP @ St. Louis, MO – Arena – April 27, 1986

Manny Fernandez d. The Barbarian by DQ

Dusty Rhodes d. Thunderfoot

National Heavyweight Title: Tully Blanchard © fought Ronnie Garvin to a draw

Magnum TA & The Road Warriors d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff, & Baron Von Raschke

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Wahoo McDaniel

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - May 17, 1986

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Adrian Adonis via disqualification

 

JCP @ St. Louis, MO – Arena – August 9, 1986 (6,300)

Cousin Junior d. Bob Owens

Rick McCord d. Ron Powers

Tully Blanchard d. Sam Houston

Indian Strap: Wahoo McDaniel d. Jimmy Garvin

Steel Cage: Magnum TA, Dick Murdoch, & Baby Doll d. The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair d. Dusty Rhodes ©

 

Sam Mushnick Memorial Tournament - St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - August 29, 1986 (sell out)

Opening Round:

Harley Race defeated B. Brian Blair

Don Muraco fought Greg Valentine to a double disqualification

Adrian Adonis defeated King Tonga

Junkyard Dog defeated Hercules

Brutus Beefcake defeated Lanny Poffo

Pedro Morales defeated Dory Funk Jr.

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Jimmy Jack Funk

Ricky Steamboat defeated Jim Brunzell

Quarter Finals:

Junkyard Dog defeated Adrian Adonis

Brutus Beefcake defeated Pedro Morales

Ricky Steamboat defeated Billy Jack Haynes

Semi Finals:

Harley Race defeated Junkyard Dog

Ricky Steamboat defeated Brutus Beefcake

Finals: Harley Race defeated Ricky Steamboat

Non-tournament match: Paul Orndorff defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - September 27, 1986 (6,800)

Ted Arcidi defeated Tony Garea

Nick Kiniski defeated Steve Lombardi

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Steve Regal

The Islanders defeated the Moondogs

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff via count-out at around the 6-minute mark after Hogan knocked out Orndorff with a chair on the floor; prematch stipulations stated that if the champion were disqualified he would lose the title

Sika defeated George Wells

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated The Hart Foundation

Kamala pinned Lanny Poffo

King Harley Race pinned Tito Santana

 

JCP @ St. Louis, MO – Arena – October 12, 1986 (2,500)

Denny Brown d. Colt Steele

Bill Dundee d. Italian Stallion

The Thunderfeet d. Mark Fleming & Mitch Snow

Todd Champion & DJ Peterson fought The Mod Squad to a draw

Sam Houston d. The Warlord by DQ

Ricky Morton d. Arn Anderson

Dusty Rhodes d. Teijho Khan

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dick Murdoch

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - November 8, 1986

Kamala defeated Gary Jackson

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Brutus Beefcake via disqualification

Koko B. Ware fought Greg Valentine to a draw

Don Muraco defeated Hillbilly Jim

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff in a steel cage match

 

JCP @ St. Louis, MO – The Arena – November 16, 1986

Mitch Snow d. Mark Fleming

Central States Heavyweight Title Tournament – Quarterfinals: Arm Anderson d. DJ Peterson

Central States Heavyweight Title Tournament – Quarterfinals: Sam Houston d. Tully Blanchard by DQ

Central States Heavyweight Title Tournament – Quarterfinals: Brad Armstrong fought Rick Rude to a draw

Central States Heavyweight Title Tournament – Quarterfinals: Bill Dundee d. Robert Gibson

Central States Heavyweight Title Tournament – Quarterfinals: Dusty Rhodes battled The Warlord to a no contest

Central States Heavyweight Title Tournament – Quarterfinals: Todd Champion d. Teijho Khan

Colt Steele & The Mod Squad d. Rufus R. Jones, Rocky King, & George South

Central States Heavyweight Title Tournament – Semifinals: Bill Dundee d. Todd Champion

Central States Heavyweight Title Tournament – Semifinals: Sam Houston d. Arn Anderson

Denny Brown & Italian Stallion d. The Thunderfeet

Central States Heavyweight Title Tournament – Finals: Sam Houston d. Bill Dundee ©

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Ricky Morton

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - December 27, 1986 (4,000)

Barry O defeated Gary Jackson

Terry Gibbs pinned Tom Sharpe

Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated Mike Rotundo & Dan Spivey

Honkytonk Man defeated Junkyard Dog via referee’s decision after blood loss from Honky following a chairshot from JYD

Jake Roberts pinned Koko B. Ware

WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah defeated Leilani Kai

Billy Jack Haynes pinned Don Muraco

Ricky Steamboat defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via count-out at around the 8-minute mark

 

JCP @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – January 30, 1987 (1,900)

Porkchop Cash d. DJ Peterson

The Mod Squad d. Bart & Brad Batten

Central States Heavyweight Title: Bill Dundee © d. Brady Boone

Big Bubba Rogers & The Midnight Express d. Todd Champion, Ronnie Garvin, & Italian Stallion

Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude d. Dick Murdoch & Baron Von Raschke

First Blood Match: Dusty Rhodes d. Tully Blanchard

Nikita Koloff d. Arn Anderson

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Barry Windham by DQ

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - January 31, 1987 (6,271)

Brad Rheingans pinned Jimmy Jack Funk

Lanny Poffo defeated the Red Demon (Jose Luis Rivera)

Dick Slater pinned Moondog Spot

Adrian Adonis pinned SD Jones

Tito Santana fought Paul Orndorff to a 20-minute time-limit draw

Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage fought Ricky Steamboat to a double disqualification when Roddy Piper & Adrian Adonis interfered

Jake Roberts defeated Roddy Piper via count-out after Adrian Adonis interfered

 

OUCH Part Deux.............................and no Hogan to boot. Game over until 1988 where WWF got lazy in St. Louis and quit using Hogan as much so JCP capitalized on that.

 

JCP @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – December 28, 1987 (4,000)

Ronnie Garvin d. Arn Anderson by DQ

Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors d. Ivan Koloff & The Powers of Pain by countout

Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes d. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard by DQ

Ric Flair d. Sting

Bunkhouse Stampede won by Steve Williams

 

JCP @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – January 17, 1988 (5,900)

The Rock n Roll Express d. Max McGyver & Gary Royal

Mike Rotundo d. Kendall Windham

Sting d. Larry Zbyszko

Tully Blanchard fought Nikita Koloff to a draw

Dusty Rhodes d. Dick Murdoch by DQ

Lex Luger d. Arn Anderson

Steel Cage Match for the NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Michael Hayes

 

JCP @ St. Louis, MO – Arena – March 6, 1988 (5,700)

Kendall Windham d. Johnny Ace

Shane Douglas d. Mr. Missouri

Ricky Santana fought Rick Steiner to a draw

The Lightning Express d. The Sheepherders

U.S. Heavyweight Title: Dusty Rhodes © d. Mike Rotundo by DQ

NWA World Tag Titles: Lex Luger & Barry Windham d. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard © by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Sting

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - May 20, 1988 (3,700)

Scott Casey pinned Barry Horowitz

George Steele defeated Mr. Fuji via count-out

The Ultimate Warrior pinned Hercules

Jim Neidhart pinned Hillbilly Jim

Tito Santana & Rick Martel defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition via disqualification after Mr. Fuji interfered with his cane

WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri defeated Rockin Robin

The One Man Gang pinned Bam Bam Bigelow

WWF World Champion Randy Savage pinned Ted Dibiase at around the 19-minute mark after Dibiase collided with Virgil on the ring apron

 

JCP @ St. Louis, MO – Arena – May 27, 1988 (3,100)

The Sheepherders d. Bugsy McGraw & Gary Royal

Nikita Koloff d. Al Perez by DQ

Sting d. Mike Rotundo

The Fantastics d. The Midnight Express

Steel Cage: The Road Warriors d. The Powers of Pain

Tully Blanchard & Barry Windham battled Dusty Rhodes & Lex Luger to a no contest

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Steve Williams d. Ric Flair © by DQ

 

JCP @ St. Louis, MO – Arena – July 22, 1988 (6,000)

Ronnie Garvin d. Mighty Wilbur

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Sheepherders

Al Perez & Larry Zbyszko d. Jimmy Garvin & Kendall Windham

Bugsy McGraw d. Rip Morgan

Mike Rotundo fought Sting to a draw

Bunkhouse: The Fantastics d. The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette

Scaffold: The Road Warriors d. Ivan Koloff & Russian Assassin

War Games: Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, Lex Luger, & Steve Williams d. The Four Horsemen

 

Crockett had the edge here and was doing good until Hogan made his grand return.

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - November 18, 1988 (9,600; sell out)

The Blue Blazer pinned Danny Davis

Bad News Brown pinned Ken Patera

The Rockers defeated the Conquistadors

Brutus Beefcake pinned Ron Bass

Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated Paul Roma & Jim Powers

Hulk Hogan defeated the Big Bossman via count-out

Hercules defeated Virgil via submission

WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated Honkytonk Man via disqualification

 

NWA @ St. Louis, MO - Arena - December 30, 1988 (4,500)

Randy Rose fought Bobby Fulton to a draw

The Broncos defeated the Commandos

Dick Murdoch defeated Russian Assassin #1

NWA US Champion Barry Windham & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Lex Luger & Bam Bam Bigelow when Abdullah pinned Bigelow

Dusty Rhodes & Sting defeated Larry Zbyzsko (sub. for NWA Tag Team Champion Road Warrior Hawk) & NWA Tag Team Champion Road Warrior Animal at the 4-minute mark when Rhodes pinned Zbyzsko

NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner at the 28-minute mark

The Junkyard Dog won a Bunkhouse Stampede at the 7-minute mark; stipulations stated the winner would face NWA World Champion Ric Flair at the following month's show

 

NWA @ St. Louis, MO - The Kiel - January 20, 1989 (2,600)

Michael Hayes defeated Cruel Connection #1

Abdullah the Butcher defeated Steve Casey

Steve Williams & Mike Rotunda defeated NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner & Dick Murdoch

NWA US Champion Barry Windham defeated Eddie Gilbert

Lex Luger & Sting defeated NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors via disqualification

NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated the Junkyard Dog

 

WWF @ St. Louis, MO - Arena - February 17, 1989 (18,000; sell out)

Ron Garvin defeated Boris Zhukov

Big John Studd fought Akeem to a double count-out

Rick Rude defeated Brutus Beefcake

Mr. Perfect fought Hercules to a time-limit draw

WWF World Champion Randy Savage defeated Bad News Brown in a streetfight

Bret Hart defeated Honkytonk Man via disqualification

The Bushwhackers defeated the Jacques & Raymond Rougeau

Hulk Hogan defeated the Big Bossman in a steel cage match; prior to the bout, Randy Savage came ringside and took Miss Elizabeth backstage with him, distracting Hogan long enough for Bossman to attack him from behind

 

CRITICAL.........and there were times in 1989 where the NWA would get about 4,000 until the end of the year.

 

NWA @ St. Louis, MO - December 15, 1989 (1,300)

The next scheduled St. Louis card was cancelled due to the low turnout

Eddie Gilbert fought Kevin Sullivan to a double count-out at 2:15

The New Zealand Militia defeated Tommy Rich & Ranger Ross

Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace

Road Warrior Hawk defeated Dan Spivey via disqualification when Teddy Long interfered

NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned NWA US Champion Lex Luger at the 21-minute mark

Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin

NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Doom

 

DEAD and I think you get the idea on Hogan's importance now.

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Ole first declared war in Baltimore but that will come later as I want to hit the Battle of New York first.

 

WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - May 21, 1984 (25,000 including several thousand at Felt Forum)

This card was not broadcast on the MSG Network; featured Gorilla Monsoon & Gene Okerlund on commentary; the trademark pull-down MSG microphone was not used for the card:

Akira Maeda defeated Rene Goulet at 9:47

Jesse Ventura defeated Salvatore Bellomo at 8:00

WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah defeated Cowgirl Shalo

Mr. Fuji & Tiger Chung Lee defeated B. Brian Blair & Tony Garea at 18:04

The Wild Samoans defeated Bobo Brazil, Rocky Johnson, & SD Jones at 12:00

Jimmy Snuka defeated Greg Valentine via disqualification at 10:05

Roddy Piper defeated Ivan Putski via disqualification

Paul Orndorff defeated WWF IC Champion Tito Santana via disqualification at 22:26

Sgt. Slaughter fought Iron Sheik to a double disqualification at 14:47 after both men shoved referee Danny Davis; prior to the bout, Freddie Blassie escorted Sheik to ringside; after the bout, Slaughter continued to try to take Sheik’s boot off, and shoved off Rene Goulet, Tony Garea, and B. Brian Blair before doing so; moments later, Goulet helped Sheik regain possession of the boot before both men left ringside; moments later, Slaughter grabbed the microphone and said he would never wrestle in NYC again unless he got to wrestle Iron Sheik; Slaughter then led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance (The Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 80s)

George Steele defeated Terry Daniels

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned David Schultz at 5:46

 

JCP/GCW @ East Rutherford, NJ – The Meadowlands – May 29, 1984

Ronnie Garvin d. Jake Roberts

El Gran Apollo battled Les Thornton to a double countout

Dusty Rhodes d. Assassin #3 (Jesse Barr)

The Invader d. The Great Kabuki

Don Kernodle & Ivan Koloff d. Pez Whatley & Mark Youngblood

Stan Hansen battled Wahoo McDaniel to a DDQ

The Road Warriors d. King Kong Bundy & Jimmy Valiant

Carlos Colon d. Tully Blanchard

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Ricky Steamboat

 

If you notice there is some WWC talent on this show which the reason for that was they had TV on a Spanish channel in New York so they featured Invader & Colon on this card to bring in that fanbase which was very shrewd on their part because WWF wasn't going for that demo at the time. WWF had just run a huge show at the Garden a week earlier and although I don't have a crowd number this Meadowlands show tanked.

 

Pro Wrestling USA would form late in 1984 and while they would run some shows in the area, they wouldn't return to the Meadowlands until February 1985.

 

WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - February 18, 1985 (26,092 including several thousand at Felt Forum)

Televised on the MSG Network - included Gorilla Monsoon & Gene Okerlund on commentary:

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/19/85: Johnny Rodz defeated Jose Luis Rivera

All American Wrestling - 3/17/85: Hillbilly Jim defeated Rene Goulet via submission with a bearhug at 7:29 (Hillbilly's MSG debut) (Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Smallest, Wrestling's Country Boys)

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/19/85: Don Muraco defeated Salvatore Bellomo

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/19/85: Rick McGraw fought Moondog Spot to a 20-minute time-limit draw; McGraw had Spot covered with a superplex when the time ran out

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/19/85: David Sammartino defeated Moondog Rex

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/19/85: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Swede Hanson

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/5/85: Leilani Kai (w/ the Fabulous Moolah) pinned WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter (w/ Cyndi Lauper) with a roll up to win the title after Moolah hit the champion with her purse as Richter was trying to help Lauper on the floor after she was attacked by Moolah (Best of the WWF Vol. 5)

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/19/85: WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated the Spoiler & the Assassin

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/19/85: Paul Orndorff defeated Tony Atlas

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/19/85: Jimmy Snuka pinned Bob Orton Jr. at 9:59 with a sunset flip into the ring after punching Orton’s injured left arm; moments prior to the finish, Orton seriously injured the arm after a missed charge resulted in Orton hitting the steel ring post (The Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 80s DVD)

The War to Settle the Score - aired live on MTV (9.1): WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Capt. Lou Albano & Cyndi Lauper) defeated Roddy Piper (w/ Bob Orton Jr.) via disqualification at 7:40 after Paul Orndorff, who came ringside midway through the contest, joined Piper in attacking the champion after the referee was knocked out; moments later, as Piper and Orndorff prepared to knock Cyndi Lauper off the ring apron, Mr. T - who was sitting ringside for the event - came out of his seat and into the ring where he and Hogan faced off against Piper and Orndorff until officials and police swarmed the ring; after the match, Hogan celebrated in the ring with Mr. T, Albano, and Lauper; Bob Costas introduced the participants prior to the contest (Rowdy Roddy Piper's Greatest Hits, The Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 80s)

 

PWUSA @ East Rutherford, NJ – Meadowlands – February 24, 1985 (18,600)

Nick Bockwinkel, Dory Funk Jr., & Larry Zbyszko fought Jimmy Valiant, Jay & Mark Youngblood to a draw

Handicap Match: Kamala d. Lou Fabiano & Mark Pole

The Hi-Flyers fought Masked Superstar & Mr. Saito to a draw

Bob Backlund d. Billy Robinson

Ivan & Nikita Koloff d. Steve Keirn & Jimmy Valiant

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Jimmy Garvin d. Rick Martel © by DQ

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © d. Jerry Lawler & Baron Von Raschke

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Harley Race

Battle Royal won by Sgt. Slaughter

 

That is a very good return for them and gave them hope to go to war against Vince a little.

 

PWUSA @ East Rutherford, NJ – Meadowlands – April 19, 1985 (10,000)

Bobby Duncum d. Larry Sharpe

Buck Zumhofe d. Steve Regal

The Wild Samoans d. Steve O & Tom Zenk

Hacksaw Duggan d. Kendo Nagasaki

Jim Brunzell, Greg Gagne, & Tonga Kid fought The Fabulous Freebirds to a draw

Ugandan Death: Kamala d. Sgt. Slaughter

Bob Backlund d. Larry Zbyszko

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. King Tonga

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © d. Curt & Larry Hennig

 

WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - April 22, 1985

Televised on the MSG Network - included Gorilla Monsoon & Gene Okerlund on commentary:

Prime Time Wrestling - 5/8/85: King Kong Bundy (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Swede Hanson with an elbow drop following the Avalanche in the corner at 4:27

Prime Time Wrestling - 5/15/85: The British Bulldogs defeated Rene Goulet & Johnny Rodz (sub. for Buddy Rose) when Dynamite pinned Rodz with a diving headbutt off Goulet's back, who was held in a fireman's carry by Smith (Best of the WWF Vol. 3)

Prime Time Wrestling - 5/15/85: Ricky Steamboat defeated Moondog Spot

Prime Time Wrestling - 5/15/85: Mike Rotundo defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Iron Sheik

Prime Time Wrestling - 5/15/85: Barry Windham defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Nikolai Volkoff

Prime Time Wrestling - 11/18/86: Tito Santana & Junkyard Dog defeated Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny V) & WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) at 16:03 when Santana pinned Valentine with the flying forearm

Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Matt Borne

Prime Time Wrestling - 5/15/85: The Cobra defeated Barro O

Prime Time Wrestling - 5/15/85: Don Muraco defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out

 

I don't have an attendance for the MSG show but losing almost half your fans in less than 2 months wasn't good and that lineup was a dud anyway as there was no Crockett representation there.

 

WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - June 21, 1985 (19,800)

Televised on the MSG Network - included Gorilla Monsoon & Gene Okerlund on commentary:

Prime Time Wrestling - 7/2/85: Lanny Poffo pinned Terry Gibbs at 6:34 with a moonsault (Poffo's MSG debut)

Prime Time Wrestling - 7/2/85: Tony Atlas pinned Matt Borne at 7:02 with a press slam / splash combo

The Missing Link defeated Jose Luis Rivera

Prime Time Wrestling - 7/2/85: Jim Brunzell pinned Moondog Spot with a dropkick

Prime Time Wrestling - 7/2/85: Randy Savage pinned Rick McGraw at 12:51 with the flying elbowdrop; after the bout, Savage threw McGraw to the floor (Savage's MSG debut)

Adrian Adonis, Big John Studd, & Bobby Heenan defeated George Steele, WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo via disqualification when Steele hit referee Dick Kroll with a chair after chasing Heenan around ringside with it (Best of the WWF Vol. 3)

Prime Time Wrestling - 7/2/85: Desiree Peterson pinned Judy Martin with a roll up into a bridge at 16:05

Prime Time Wrestling - 7/2/85: King Kong Bundy (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Tony Garea at 6:17 following the Avalanche (Best of the WWF Vol. 3, Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Smallest)

Prime Time Wrestling - 7/2/85: Ricky Steamboat defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) via count-out (Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat)

B. Brian Blair defeated Barry O via submission with a sleeper

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Don Muraco in a steel cage match moments after the challenger's head became entangled in the ring ropes (The Hulkster - Hulk Hogan)

 

PWUSA @ East Rutherford, NJ – Meadowlands – June 22, 1985

Little Coco & Little Mr. T d. Johnny Rebel & Lord Littlebrook

Ray Stevens d. Buck Zumhofe

Bobby Duncum d. Steve O

Butch Reed d. Baron Von Raschke

The Fabulous Freebirds d. Hacksaw Duggan, Greg Gagne, & Curt Hennig

Wahoo McDaniel d. Larry Zbyszko by DQ

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Nick Bockwinkel

Boot Camp Steel Cage: Sgt. Slaughter d. Kamala

 

Don't have the PWUSA number but MSG was loaded.

 

WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - July 13, 1985 (15,000)

Televised on the MSG Network - featured Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary:

Ivan Putski defeated Moondog Spot

The Missing Link defeated Rick McGraw

Pedro Morales defeated Rene Goulet

Adrian Adonis defeated Jose Luis Rivera

Junkyard Dog defeated Bob Orton Jr. via disqualification

All American Wrestling - 8/10/85: Terry Funk defeated Lanny Poffo via submission at 13:02 with a sleeper hold; prior to the bout, Funk chased ring attendant Mel Phillips away from ringside after refusing to give him his ring gear and cowboy hat; after the bout, Funk branded Poffo (Best of the WWF Vol. 6)

Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification at 8:43 when Bob Orton Jr. interfered, pushed Orndorff off the top, and assaulted him with his arm cast; after the bout, Orndorff was bloodied and sustained a double suplex; moments later, The British Bulldogs made the save and, after a brief brawl with Piper & Orton, were able to clear the ring (Best of the WWF Vol. 4)

Iron Sheik defeated Swede Hanson

George Steele (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) fought Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Freddie Blassie) to a double count-out at 4:18 after Steele left the ring to confront Blassie on the floor, after Blassie assaulted Albano with his cane, which led to a brawl with Steele & Albano against Volkoff & Blassie (Amazing Managers)

Brutus Beefcake defeated George Wells

All American Wrestling - 8/3/85: The British Bulldogs fought The Hart Foundation (w/ Jimmy Hart) to a curfew draw at 13:12 (Best of the WWF Vol. 3, The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, Was, and Ever Will Be)

 

PWUSA @ East Rutherford, NJ – Meadowlands – July 19, 1985 (4,500)

Boris Zuhkov d. Sean O’Relly

Bob Backlund d. Larry Sharpe

Buddy Roberts fought Buck Zumhofe to a draw

Ray Stevens d. Greg Gagne by DQ

Baron Von Raschke fought Billy Robinson to a draw

Ladies Battle Royal won by Joyce Grable

Sgt. Slaughter d. Larry Zbyszko

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Nick Bockwinkel

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © fought The Fabulous Freebirds to a draw

 

It's getting out of hand now as this is basically Verne's crew with no help other than Backlund who was jerking the curtain by this time against Vince.

 

WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - August 10, 1985 (22,091)

Televised on the MSG Network - included Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary:

Prime Time Wrestling - 9/9/85: Paul Roma pinned Charlie Fulton at 10:45 with a sunset fip into the ring

Prime Time Wrestling - 9/9/85: Lanny Poffo fought Iron Mike Sharpe to a 20-minute time-limit draw

Prime Time Wrestling - 9/9/85: The Missing Link (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Tony Garea at 4:09 with a headbutt from the middle rope

Prime Time Wrestling - 7/7/86: Pedro Morales pinned Barry O at 5:02 with a backbreaker; after the bout, Barry attacked Morales but was quickly sent to the floor

Uncle Elmer (w/ Hillbilly Jim) defeated Big John Studd (w/ Bobby Heenan) via disqualification at 2:40 when Bobby Heenan interfered as Elmer attempted a bodyslam; after the match, Elmer and Hillbilly Jim chased Studd and Heenan out of the ring (Wrestling's Country Boys)

Prime Time Wrestling - 9/9/85: Tony Atlas pinned Les Thornton at 11:32 with a press slam and splash

Andre the Giant & Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. at 8:25 when Orndorff pinned Orton after Andre kicked Orton in the face as he attempted a dive from the middle turnbuckle

Prime Time Wrestling - 9/9/85: Randy Savage pinned Jose Luis Rivera (sub. for George Wells who had an eye injury) at 16:14 with the flying elbowsmash

WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) defeated Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) & Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny V) at 24:02 when Windham pinned Valentine with a sunset flip as Valentine attempted to put the figure-4 on Rotundo

 

 

PWUSA @ East Rutherford, NJ – The Meadowlands – August 16, 1985 (7,000)

Baron Von Raschke d. Davey Gee

Brad Rheingans d. Boris Zuhkov by DQ

AWA Lt. Heavyweight Title: Steve Regal © d. Buck Zumhofe

Greg Gagne & Curt Hennig d. Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Larry Zbyszko

The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering d. The Fabulous Freebirds by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Sgt. Slaughter d. Ric Flair © by DQ

 

Now the previous battle, Hogan was off the MSG show so now Verne brings Flair in and WWF runs against them with a main event of Andre/Orndorff vs. Piper/Orton while gaining over 7,000 fans. Sure PWUSA gained 2,500 fans but WWF gaining as much as PWUSA drew total is a telling sign. They decided to stay away from the market until the end of the year.

 

PWUSA @ East Rutherford, NJ – Meadowlands – December 29, 1985 (12,000)

Ron Bass d. JJ Dillon

Little Tokyo d. Cowboy Lang

Sherri Martel d. Debbie Combs

Carlos Colon d. The Barbarian

Buddy Roberts d. Paul Ellering by DQ

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Long Riders

Handicap Match: Sgt. Slaughter d. Chris Markoff & Boris Zuhkov

Magnum TA d. Tully Blanchard

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes by DQ

The Road Warriors d. Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev by DQ

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Stan Hansen d. Rick Martel ©

 

WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - December 30, 1985 (20,225; sell out)

Televised on the MSG Network - included Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary:

SD Jones pinned Ron Shaw with an inside cradle at 18:36

Prime Time Wrestling - 1/14/86: Jim Neidhart fought B. Brian Blair to a time-limit draw

All American Wrestling - 1/12/86: Hercules (w/ Freddie Blassie) defeated Jose Luis Rivera via submission with a backbreaker at 9:51

Prime Time Wrestling - 1/20/86: Adrian Adonis pinned Lanny Poffo with a bulldog at 8:20

Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out at 9:55 after Savage jumped from the top rope to the floor, hitting Hogan in the head with the world title belt and then waking the referee up so that he could make the count; after the bout, Savage put the title belt around his waist and left ringside with it until Hogan attacked Savage in the aisle, brought him back into the ring, reclaimed his title belt, and beat up Savage until the challenger was able to escape the ring and run backstage (Best of the WWF Vol. 6)

Big John Studd pinned Tony Atlas with a flying bodypress at 12:15

Prime Time Wrestling - 1/20/86: The Haiti Kid pinned Butch Cassidy at 10:32 with a reverse roll up (Best of the WWF Vol. 6)

Prime Time Wrestling - 6/30/86: Jim Brunzell pinned Bret Hart at 13:55 with a backslide; after the bout, Hart attacked Brunzell and threw him to the floor

Prime Time Wrestling - 1/20/86: WWF Tag Team Champions Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine (w/ Johnny V) defeated Uncle Elmer & Hillbilly Jim at 4:29 when Beefcake pinned Elmer after Valentine came off the top with a double axehandle as Elmer had Beefcake caught in a bearhug, with Beefcake then falling on top for the win (WWF's Greatest Matches 86)

 

PWUSA loaded up the card this time by bringing Crockett guys back into the fold and they got a good crowd but Hogan/Savage a day later was the much bigger draw.

 

WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - February 17, 1986

Televised on the MSG Network - included Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary:

Lanny Poffo defeated Rene Goulet

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/24/86: The Hart Foundation (w/ Jimmy Hart) fought The Killer Bees to a time-limit draw at 18:48 as Brunzell covered Hart following a dropkick (Best of the WWF Vol. 8, The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, Was, and Ever Will Be)

Ricky Steamboat pinned Don Muraco in a martial arts match

Tony Atlas pinned Barry O following a gorilla press slam

Adrian Adonis defeated George Steele via disqualification

Prime Time Wrestling - 6/30/86: Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Freddie Blassie) defeated Cpl. Kirschner & Dan Spivey at 9:41 when Sheik pinned Kirchner with a boot to the sternum

King Tonga defeated Les Thornton

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/24/86: King Kong Bundy pinned George Wells with the Avalanche and a splash at 3:17

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/24/86: Ted Arcidi defeated Terry Gibbs via submission with a bearhug (Best of the WWF Vol. 8)

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned WWF IC Champion Randy Savage in a lumberjack match after George Steele tripped Savage, allowing Hogan to hit the legdrop for the win; other lumberjacks included: Lanny Poffo, Danny Spivey, Ricky Steamboat, King Tonga, Tony Atlas, Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff, Cpl. Kirchner, Les Thornton, Bary O, King Kong Bundy, Don Muraco, The Hart Foundation (Macho Man Randy Savage & Elizabeth)

 

PWUSA @ East Rutherford, NJ – Meadowlands – February 24, 1986 (6,000)

Nord the Barbarian & Mongoliam Stomper d. Marty Jannetty & Buck Zumhofe

Jimmy Valiant d. Tully Blanchard by DQ

AWA World Tag Titles: Scott Hall & Curt Hennig © d. Bill & Scott Irwin

Larry Zbyszko d. Nick Bockwinkel by DQ

Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff & Baron Von Raschke

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Magnum T.A.

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express by DQ

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Stan Hansen © battled Sgt. Slaughter to a double countout

 

No number for MSG but in 2 months PWUSA has lost half of their fans for a really good card and that is yet another telling sign.

 

WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - April 22, 1986

Televised on the MSG Network - included Gorilla Monsoon, Ernie Ladd, & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary:

Prime Time Wrestling - 4/28/86: Lanny Poffo pinned Rene Goulet at 13:16 with a somersault splash

Prime Time Wrestling - 4/28/86: Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Freddie Blassie) pinned Tony Garea at 6:54 by lifting him up with a gorilla press and dropping him across his knee

Prime Time Wrestling - 4/28/86: King Tonga pinned Paul Christy at 5:57 with a diving headbutt off the top

Prime Time Wrestling - 4/28/86: Sivi Afi defeated Iron Mike Sharpe via count-out at 13:51 after both men began fighting on the floor; after the bout, Afi was attacked by Sharpe but eventually cleared the ring of his opponent

Prime Time Wrestling - 8/4/86: WWF Tag Team Champion the Dynamite Kid pinned Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny V) at 11:18 by blocking a suplex into the ring and reversing it into a roll up; after the bout, Beefcake tied Dynamite upside down in the corner and pounded away at him until Davey Boy Smith made the save (The British Bulldogs)

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage pinned Tito Santana in a No DQ match at 18:52 with a roll up and using the tights for leverage (Macho Man Randy Savage & Elizabeth)

Prime Time Wrestling - 8/11/86: Greg Valentine (w/ Johnny V) pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith at 9:12 following an axe handle from the middle turnbuckle to the back of the head (The British Bulldogs)

Prime Time Wrestling - 4/28/86: Cpl. Kirschner defeated Iron Sheik (w/ Freddie Blassie & Nikolai Volkoff) via disqualification at 4:56 when Volkoff attacked Kirchner with Blassie's cane on the floor; after the bout, Volkoff & Sheik continued to attack Kirchner in the ring but Kirchner eventually chased them off with a steel chair (Villians of the Squared Circle)

Pedro Morales pinned Tiger Chung Lee at 3:10

Prime Time Wrestling - 4/28/86: Jake Roberts pinned Scott McGhee with the DDT at 4:07 after Roberts held onto the ropes to avoid a roll up (Jake 'the Snake' Roberts, Villians of the Squared Circle)

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Hillbilly Jim defeated Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy via disqualification at 10:33 when Bobby Heenan interfered (Hulkamania 2)

 

PWUSA @ East Rutherford, NJ – Meadowlands – April 28, 1986 (5,000)

Col. DeBeers d. Davey Gee

Mike Rotundo d. Doug Somers

Bruiser Brody d. Steve O

Magnum TA d. Baron Von Raschke

Tully Blanchard d. Ronnie Garvin by DQ

AWA World Tag Titles: Scott Hall & Curt Hennig © d. Nord the Barbarian & Boris Zuhkov

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Stan Hansen © d. Leon White

Texas Death Match: Nick Bockwinkel d. Larry Zbyszko

Steel Cage Match: Dusty Rhodes d. Arn Anderson

Steel Cage Match: The Road Warriors d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff

 

This was the last call as PWUSA fell apart after this and AWA would still run shows in this area but Crockett would stay away until war was redeclared after Vince decided to run Survivor Series head-to-head with Starrcade. Crockett being pissed decided to go back to New York this time to Nassau Coliseum.

 

WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - November 24, 1987 (17,000)

Televised on the MSG Network - included Gorilla Monsoon, Lord Alfred Hayes, & Nick Bockwinkel on commentary:

Prime Time Wrestling - 12/10/87: The Ultimate Warrior pinned Frenchy Martin (sub. for Bob Orton Jr.) following a series of clotheslines at 4:38 (Warrior's MSG debut)

Prime Time Wrestling - 12/14/87: WWF Women's Tag Team Champions Judy Martin & Lelani Kai defeated the Jumping Bomb Angels at 13:59 when Kai scored the pin following a powerbomb from Martin; after the bout, the challengers cleared the Glamour Girls and Jimmy Hart from the ring (The Women of the WWF)

Rick Rude pinned Paul Orndorff with a roll up and using the tights for leverage after Bobby Heenan distracted Orndorff from ringside

Prime Time Wrestling - 12/14/87: The Killer Bees defeated Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Slick) when Blair, under a mask, pinned Zhukov with a flying bodypress

WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) via count-out at 9:29

Prime Time Wrestling - 12/14/87: Jake Roberts pinned Danny Davis with the DDT at 7:22

WWF Tag Team Champions Tito Santana & Rick Martel defeated The Hart Foundation (w/ Jimmy Hart) via disqualification after Bret hit Martel with Jimmy Hart's megaphone

Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) pinned Ivan Putski with a powerslam

Bam Bam Bigelow pinned King Kong Bundy with a splash after Bundy missed a splash of his own

 

JCP @ Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum – November 25, 1987 (11,500)

The Barbarian & Terry Taylor fought Ron Simmons & Sting to a draw

Larry Zbyszko d. Kevin Sullivan

Bugsy McGraw, Mighty Wilbur, & Jimmy Valiant d. Black Bart, Ivan Koloff, & The Warlord

Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes d. The Jive Tones

The Sheepherders d. The Lightning Express

Steve Williams d. Rick Steiner

Nikita Koloff d. Eddie Gilbert

The Road Warriors d. Ric Flair & Lex Luger by DQ

War Games: Dusty Rhodes, Ronnie Garvin, The Rock n Roll Express, & Barry Windham d. Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Lex Luger, & The Midnight Express

 

They pimped this card HEAVILY on TV and War Games was a big draw so they popped a good house here but WWF still had the edge even with a main event of Honky/Savage. Crockett decides to answer back with a PPV at Nassau Coliseum so Vince decides to counter a free show on USA Network spawning the first Royal Rumble.

 

JCP @ Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum – January 24, 1988 (6,000)

Bobby Eaton fought Nikita Koloff to a draw

Jimmy Garvin & Sting d. The Sheepherders by DQ

Western States Heritage Title: Larry Zbyszko d. Barry Windham ©

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Road Warrior Hawk d. Ric Flair © by DQ

Bunkhouse Stampede Finals won by Dusty Rhodes

 

WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - January 25, 1988 (19,750; sell out)

Televised on the MSG Network - included Vince McMahon doing guest commentary, substituting for Gorilla Monsoon who had suffered a mild heart attack, alongside Bobby Heenan and Lord Alfred Hayes (McMahon's return to MSG commentary after an absense of 5 years); during the intermission, McMahon conducted several interviews at ringside with the Islanders & Bobby Heenan, Jim Duggan, Butch Reed & Slick:

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/11/88: Scott Casey pinned Jose Estrada with a shoulder breaker at 10:06

Sam Houston pinned Danny Davis with a small package at 8:08

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/11/88: Butch Reed (w/ Slick) pinned Junkyard Dog with a roll up and holding the tights for leverage at 5:26 after JYD chased Slick into the ring

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/11/88: Omar Atlas pinned Dusty Wolfe at 7:29 with a reverse roll up

The One Man Gang (w/ Slick) pinned Don Muraco (w/ Superstar Billy Graham) after Butch Reed interfered and hit Muraco with Slick's cane as the referee was busy breaking up a confrontation between Graham and Slick; after the bout, Muraco was thrown to the floor as Graham was triple teamed in the ring, with OMG hitting one splash and preparing to hit a second until Muraco made the save and cleared the ring

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Oliver Humperdink) defeated Ted Dibiase & Virgil (w/ Andre the Giant) when Bigelow pinned Virgil with a splash at 9:26 after Hogan hit the legdrop; after the bout, Hogan and Bigelow cleared the ring before the champion taunted Andre with the world title belt; Andre had to be held back by Dibiase and Virgil during the confrontation (Hulkamania 3)

Paul Roma & Jim Powers defeated Steve Lombardi & Barry Horowitz when Powers pinned Lombardi after a powerslam at 13:33; early in the bout, Heenan left the broadcast table, claiming King Harley Race wanted to speak with him in the dressing room

Jim Duggan pinned King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan) at 10:50 by reversing a crossbody off the top ('Hacksaw' Jim Duggan)

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/19/88: Ron Bass pinned Hillbilly Jim at 5:32 with the Pedigree

The Islanders defeated The British Bulldogs via disqualification at 15:35 when the Bulldogs used a leash on their opponents that was originally brought to the ring by Bobby Heenan

 

The crowd again falls almost in half and the warning signs are there then the next night WWF sells out MSG.

 

JCP @ Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum – February 21, 1988

Stan Lane fought Ron Simmons to a draw

Misty Blue d. Linda Dallas

Bobby Eaton d. Ricky Santana

Mike Rotundo fought Sting to a draw

Ronnie Garvin d. Kevin Sullivan

Ladder: Road Warrior Hawk & Paul Ellering d. The Powers of Pain

Dusty Rhodes & Lex Luger d. Tully Blanchard & Ric Flair

 

WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - February 22, 1988 (less than 10,000)

Televised on the MSG Network - included Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary:

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/14/88: Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated King Harley Race & Iron Mike Sharpe (sub. for Hercules) at 9:26 when Jacques pinned Sharpe after the Rougeau Bomb

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/29/88: George Steele pinned Sika at 2:49 after Sika hit himself with a chair that bounced off the apron, moments after Steele threw three chairs into the ring

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/29/88: Demolition Ax (w/ Mr. Fuji) pinned Ken Patera at 7:27 after Demolition Smash came ringside and distracted Patera as the full nelson was applied; after the bout, Patera was double teamed until Junkyard Dog made the save

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/29/88: Junkyard Dog (sub. for Billy Jack Haynes) (w/ Ken Patera) pinned Demolition Smash (w/ Mr. Fuji & Demolition Ax) at 3:44 by hitting him with his steel chain after Patera tripped Smash and attacked Ax, distracting the referee

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/7/88: Jake Roberts fought Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) to a 20-minute draw; the actual time was 19:23

Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow via count-out at 11:04 after sending Bigelow into the steel ring post as Bigelow was chasing Virgil on the floor

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/7/88: Jim Duggan fought Ron Bass to a double count-out at 15:16 when Duggan chased Bass backstage

Don Muraco & the Ultimate Warrior defeated Butch Reed (w/ Slick) & King Kong Bundy (sub. for the One Man Gang) when Warrior pinned Bundy with a crossbody at 14:48, with Bundy falling backwards over Muraco who was on all fours; during the match, Slick briefly joined the commentary team of Gorilla Monsoon and Lord Alfred Hayes at ringside

 

WWF falls here because of the main event of DiBiase/Bigelow.

 

JCP @ Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum – April 8, 1988 (4,500)

Mighty Wilbur d. The Terminator

Ron Simmons d. Johnny Ace

Jimmy Valiant d. Green Machine (Bugsy McGraw)

The Lightning Express d. The Sheepherders

Dick Murdoch d. Shane Douglas

Lex Luger & Barry Windham d. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard by DQ

Street Fight: The Road Warriors d. The Powers of Pain

 

They are smart here as they run a show during a MSG downtime since they ran Wrestlemania in Atlantic City almost 2 weeks earlier but a pretty weak card ensured that the crowd would be down. This would also be the last Crockett card in the New York area.

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Crockett then decided to go to Philly but with help from Backlund & Slaughter and the war was on.

 

FEBRUARY 5, 1985 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – CIVIC CENTER

> Magnum T. A. d. Super Destroyer

> Dick Slater d. Joel Deaton

> Billy Graham d. Brian Adidas

> Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson d. the Hollywood Blonds

> Tully Blanchard d. Manny Fernandez

> Ric Flair d. Ricky Steamboat

> Ron Garvin versus Wahoo McDaniel ruled a NC

> Bob Backlund & Dusty Rhodes d. Ron Bass & Black Bart

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - February 16, 1985

Televised on the PRISM Network - included Gorilla Monsoon & Dick Graham on commentary:

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/26/85: Moondog Rex pinned Tony Garea at 10:38 after reversing Garea's powerslam attempt into an inside cradle

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/26/85: AJ Petruzzi pinned Jim Powers at 3:16 with a reverse neckbreaker

Dave Barbie pinned Carl Fury at 3:27 with an elbow drop following a gorilla press slam

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/26/85: Swede Hanson pinned Charlie Fulton at 3:27 with a splash

WWF Tag Team Champion Barry Windham pinned Dick Murdoch at 13:38 after reversing a powerslam attempt from the apron to the ring into an inside cradle; after the bout, Murdoch attacked Windham with the microphone

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/26/85: Nikolai Volkoff pinned George Wells at 6:10 after Wells failed a running shoulder tackle and hit the corner

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/26/85: Bruno & David Sammartino defeated Paul Orndorff & Bobby Heenan via disqualification at 11:39 when Orndorff attacked Bruno with a stool as Sammartino had a bearhug applied on Heenan; after the bout, Orndorff choked Bruno with the stool until David made the save

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/26/85: WWF Tag Team Champion Mike Rotundo pinned Mr. X at 5:35 with an airplane spin

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/26/85: Tony Atlas pinned Moondog Spot at 7:40 with a gorilla press slam

Hillbilly Jim defeated Rene Goulet via submission with a bearhug at 5:18 after catching Goulet as he came off the top

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny V) at 9:45 with a roll up as Beefcake was celebrating with Johnny V, believing he had scored the pinfall when in fact Hogan's leg was outside the ring during the cover; after the bout, Hogan cleared both men from the ring after they attempted to double team him ('The Hulkster' Hulk Hogan)

 

FEBRUARY 28, 1985 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – CIVIC CENTER

> Buzz Tyler and the Concrete Cowboy went to a draw

> Billy Graham d. Eagle

> Magnum T. A. d. John Tatum

> Ricky Steamboat & Manny Fernandez and Ivan Koloff & Black Bart went to a draw

> Dusty Rhodes d. Tully Blanchard

> Ric Flair d. Sgt. Slaughter by DQ

> Wahoo McDaniel d. Dick Slater

> Bob Backlund d. Ron Bass

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - March 17, 1985

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Rocky Johnson defeated Moondog Spot

Tito Santana defeated Mr. X

King Kong Bundy defeated Swede Hanson

Ricky Steamboat defeated Matt Borne

Don Muraco defeated the Cobra

Jimmy Snuka fought Roddy Piper to a double disqualification

WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine defeated Junkyard Dog

Bruno & David Sammartino fought Paul Orndorff & Bobby Heenan to a double disqualification in a lumberjack match

 

MARCH 26, 1985 – PHILADELPHIA, PA - CIVIC CENTER

> Buzz Tyler d. John Tatum

> Buddy Landell d. Sam Houston

> Jimmy Valiant d. the Barbarian

> Denny Brown & Pez Whatley d. the Rock & Roll RPMs

> Tully Blanchard and Dusty Rhodes went to a draw

> Manny Fernandez d. Arn Anderson by DQ

> Magnum T. A. d. Ivan Koloff

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - April 27, 1985

Televised on the PRISM Network - featured Gorilla Monsoon & Dick Graham on commentary:

The British Bulldogs fought The Hart Foundation to a 20-minute time-limit draw (the 1st Bulldogs / Hart Foundation match)

Tito Santana & David Sammartino defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny V) at 11:04 when Santana pinned Valentine with a reverse roll up after Valentine collided with Beefcake on the ring apron

Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. defeated SD Jones & George Wells at 2:24 when Piper pinned Jones after Orton came off the top with his arm cast, hitting Jones in the back of the neck

Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff in a non-title match at 14:07 when Rotundo pinned Volkoff with a roll up after the champion missed a running kneelift and hit the corner

Ricky Steamboat & Jimmy Snuka defeated Charlie Fulton & Moondog Spot at 16:06 when Steamboat pinned Fulton with a crossbody off the top

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Paul Orndorff at 10:06 with the legdrop; after the bout, Orndorff shook Hogan's hand out of respect

Ricky Steamboat & Jimmy Snuka won a $50,000 tag team battle royal at 8:37 when Snuka eliminated Roddy Piper; other participants included: Hart & Neidhart, Smith & Dynamite, Fulton & Spot, Piper & Orton, Jones & Wells, Santana & Sammartino, Valentine & Beefcake, Windham & Rotundo, and Sheik & Volkoff; order of elimination: Windham, Rotundo, Sheik, & Volkoff were all eliminated when all four men began brawling on the floor before the match began and were not allowed in the ring; Santana by Beefcake; Beefcake by Snuka; Bret by Smith; Dynamite by Piper; Spot by Snuka; Jones by Orton; after the bout, Piper stole the winners' purse and ran backstage with it

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – April 30, 1985

Denny Brown fought John Tatum to a draw

Buzz Tyler & Pez Whatley d. The Rock n Roll RPM’s

Krusher Khruschev d. Denny Brown

National Heavyweight Title: Ronnie Garvin © d. Bob Roop

Manny Fernandez & Thunderbolt Patterson d. Arn & Ole Anderson by DQ

Steel Cage: Dusty Rhodes d. Tully Blanchard

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - May 25, 1985

Televised on the PRISM Network - included Gorilla Monsoon & Dick Graham on commentary; featured a Spectrum wrestling music video to the tune of "Wrestlin" by The Fad:

The Spoiler pinned Salvatore Bellomo at 9:58 with an elbow drop

Paul Roma (sub. for Bob Bradley) pinned Johnny Rodz at 14:50 with a sunset flip into the ring

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification at 11:41 after Orton knocked down referee Dick Whorley three times

Charlie Fulton pinned Jim Powers (sub. for Swede Hanson) at 8:24 with a kneedrop after Powers failed a monkey flip out of the corner

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Ken Patera (w/ Bobby Heenan) at 11:41 with a roll up after Patera accidentally hit a running kneelift on Heenan after Hogan dragged Heenan on the apron; after the bout, Patera and Heenan attacked Hogan until the champion eventually cleared both from the ring

Big John Studd pinned Steve Lombardi (sub. for Rocky Johnson) at 6:33 with a powerslam and elbow drop

George Steele (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) pinned Barry O at 3:25 after Steele tore up the corner padding and rammed his opponent into the exposed turnbuckle

WWF Tag Team Champions Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Freddie Blassie) defeated Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) via disqualification at 12:26 when George Steele interfered and attacked the champions; after announcing the decision, Mel Phillips was chased out of the ring by Steele

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – June 12, 1985

Italian Stallion d. Joel Deaton

Buzz Tyler & Pez Whatley d. The Rock n Roll RPM’s

National Heavyweight Title: Black Bart © d. Brett Sawyer

Jimmy Valiant d. The Eliminator

Thunderbolt Patterson d. Ole Anderson

Barbed Wire: Dusty Rhodes d. Tully Blanchard

Ivan & Nikita Koloff d. Manny Fernandez & Dick Slater by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © fought Magnum TA to a draw

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - June 29, 1985

Televised on the PRISM Network - featured Gorilla Monsoon & Dick Graham on commentary; included a music video entitled "Wham Bam Body Slam" by Free Delivery, highlighting Spectrum matches held over the years:

Lanny Poffo pinned Barry O at 15:55 with a moonsault

The Missing Link pinned Jose Luis Rivera at 6:47 with a diving headbutt from the middle turnbuckle

David Sammartino defeated Bobby Heenan (sub. for Ken Patera) via count-out at 17:55 when Heenan left ringside after Sammartino continuously attacked his opponent with Heenan's own foreign object

Randy Savage pinned Swede Hanson at 11:10 with the flying elbowsmash

Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco (w/ Mr. Fuji) via disqualification at 1:08 after Fuji, who never left the ring, threw salt into Steamboat's eyes

Big John Studd pinned George Wells at 7:02 with an elbow drop after Wells missed a dropkick

B. Brian Blair pinned Steve Lombardi at 9:51 with a sit-down splash off the top

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. at 5:02 when Hogan pinned Orton with a roll up and a fast count from referee Joey Marella; after the bout, a fan got inside the ring but was escorted away by security; moments later, Hogan & Orndorff cleared the ring of their opponents

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – July 20, 1985

Sam Houston d. JJ Dillon

Buddy Landell d. Ron Bass

Manny Fernandez d. Superstar Billy Graham

Dick Slater d. The Barbarian

Magnum TA d. Nikita Koloff by countout

Dog Collar: Jimmy Valiant d. Paul Jones

Texas Bullrope: Dusty Rhodes d. Tully Blanchard

The Rock n Roll Express d. Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev by DQ

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - July 27, 1985

Televised on the PRISM Network - included Gorilla Monsoon & Dick Graham on commentary; featured a Spectrum wrestling music video to the tune of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun":

Jim Neidhart pinned Tony Garea at 9:25 with a powerslam

Bret Hart pinned Swede Hanson at 8:53 with an elbow drop after raising his knees to prevent a splash

The Missing Link (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Salvatore Bellomo at 4:16 with a diving headbutt from the middle turnbuckle

Pedro Morales pinned Rene Goulet at 12:38 wit a reverse roll up

Paul Orndorff fought Roddy Piper to a double disqualification at 5:31 after Orndorff shoved referee Joey Marella and Piper threw Marella to the floor; after the bout, both men continued brawling in and out of the ring until they were separated by Tony Garea, George Wells, and Swede Hanson

Brutus Beefcake pinned George Wells at 9:01 after reversing a powerslam attempt from the apron into a small package

The Spider Lady pinned Susan Starr at 9:08 with a powerslam and grabbing the tights for leverage

George Steele defeated Big John Studd (w/ Bobby Heenan) via disqualification at 3:57 when Heenan interfered as Steele was about to attempt a bodyslam; after the bout, Steele was double teamed

Terry Funk pinned SD Jones at 10:13 with a reverse roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage

Andre the Giant & Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji at 4:32 when Andre pinned Fuji following a boot to the face

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – August 23, 1985

Krusher Khruschev d. Starship Eagle

Ron Bass fought Buddy Landell to a draw

National Tag Titles: Arn & Ole Anderson © d. Jimmy Valiant & Pez Whatley

The Rock n Roll Express d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff by DQ

Mexican Death: Manny Fernandez d. The Barbarian

Magnum TA fought Tully Blanchard to a draw

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes by DQ

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - August 24, 1985

Televised on the PRISM Network - featured Gorilla Monsoon & Dick Graham on commentary

Bret Hart defeated Rick McGraw

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Lanny Poffo

Cpl. Kirschner defeated AJ Petruzzi

Steve Gatorwolf defeated Terry Gibbs

The Missing Link defeated Tony Garea

Cousin Junior (sub. for Hillbilly Jim) defeated Big John Studd via disqualification

Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine (w/ Johnny V) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) to win the titles when Valentine pinned Windham after Beefcake stuck Johnny V's lit cigar into Windham's eye (Tag Team Champions)

Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification; Bruno Sammartino was the guest referee for the bout

 

Now they are starting to run closer against each other and I wish I had crowd numbers.

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – September 7, 1985

Little Coco vs. Cowboy Lang

Mike Davis fought Rocky King to a draw

Arn Anderson d. Starship Eagle

Ole Anderson d. Sam Houston

Tully Blanchard d. Magnum TA

The Road Warriors d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - September 28, 1985

Televised on the PRISM Network - featured Gorilla Monsoon & Dick Graham on commentary:

Moondog Spot defeated Rick McGraw

King Kong Bundy defeated Steve Gatorwolf

Scott McGee defeated Rene Goulet

Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. defeated Paul Orndorff & Bruno Sammartino via count-out

Don Muraco defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification

King Tonga defeated Barry O

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage (the 1st known Hogan / Savage bout)

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – October 5, 1985

Bob Brown fought Italian Stallion to a draw

Sam Houston d. Mike Davis

Superstar Billy Graham d. Starship Eagle

Manny Fernandez d. Arn Anderson

Ron Bass d. Abdullah the Butcher by DQ

Steel Cage: Magnum TA d. Tully Blanchard

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ronnie Garvin d. Ric Flair © by DQ

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - October 26, 1985

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Tony Garea pinned Dave Barbie

David Sammartino pinned Steve Lombardi

Pedro Morales pinned Tiger Chung Lee

Dan Spivey pinned Terry Gibbs

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Don Muraco via disqualification when Mr. Fuji threw salt into the champion's eyes as the figure-4 was applied on Muraco

Hillbilly Jim & Cousin Junior defeated Moondog Spot & Iron Mike Sharpe via pinfall

WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter pinned Spider Lady with a crossbody off the middle turnbuckle

Junkyard Dog pinned Terry Funk with a small package

Bruno Sammartino & Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. in a steel cage match when Orndorff escaped over the top; after the bout, Piper and Orton double teamed Sammartino while Orndorff was locked outside of the cage

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - November 22, 1985

Televised on the PRISM Network:

King Tonga defeated Moondog Spot

Cpl. Kirschner defeated Barry O

Hercules defeated Jose Luis Rivera

Hillbilly Jim defeated Big John Studd via count-out as both men were brawling on the floor

Ricky Steamboat & WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji when Steamboat pinned Fuji

The Hart Foundation defeated Uncle Elmer & Cousin Junior when Neidhart pinned Junior after Bret hit Junior with the timekeeper's bell

Ron Shaw defeated David Sammartino when the referee stopped the match as Sammartino was trapped in a bear hug; this match has been often referred to as the "Phantom Submission match" due to the controversial ending

Andre the Giant defeated King Kong Bundy via disqualification after both Hillbilly Jim and Bobby Heenan interfered

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – November 23, 1985

Sam Houston d. Tommy Lane

Pez Whatley d. Mike Davis

Don Kernodle d. The Barbarian by DQ

National Heavyweight Title: Terry Taylor © fought Buddy Landell to a draw

Ivan & Nikita Koloff d. The Rock n Roll Express

Superstar Billy Graham d. Krusher Khruschev by DQ

Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors d. Arn & Ole Anderson, & Ric Flair

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - December 7, 1985

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Dan Spivey defeated Tiger Chung Lee

King Tonga defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

Hercules defeated Scott McGee via submission with a backbreaker

WWF Tag Team Champion Brutus Beefcake pinned Lanny Poffo with a high knee after throwing Poffo off the top

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Terry Funk after hitting him with Jimmy Hart's cowboy boot

Mike Rotundo defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Greg Valentine via disqualification after Valentine shoved the referee for the second time in the match; after the bout, Rotundo challenged Valentine to 5 more minutes but Valentine left ringside

Ricky Steamboat fought Don Muraco to a double count-out as both men brawl backstage

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana & Tony Atlas defeated Randy Savage & Jesse Ventura via disqualification after Savage accidentally knocked the referee down

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – December 28, 1985

Dennis Condrey fought Don Kernodle to a draw

Black Bart d. Pez Whatley

Manny Fernandez d. Thunderfoot

Arn & Ole Anderson d. Ronnie Garvin & Sam Houston

Jimmy Valiant d. The Barbarian by DQ

Dusty Rhodes & Magnum TA d. Tully Blanchard & Ric Flair

Bunkhouse Stampede won by Dusty Rhodes

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - January 11, 1986 (17,000)

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Jim Neidhart fought B. Brian Blair to a time-limit draw

Adrian Adonis pinned Tony Atlas after avoiding a charge into the corner and slamming Atlas' head into the turnbuckle

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Andre the Giant defeated King Kong Bundy, Big John Studd, & Bobby Heenan in a handicap match when Andre pinned Heenan with a boot to the face

Bret Hart pinned Ivan Putski with his feet on the ropes; after the bout, Putski hit the Polish Hammer on Hart

Ricky Steamboat pinned Don Muraco in a No DQ / No count-out Judo Jacket match with a reverse cradle

The British Bulldogs defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake via disqualification when Johnny V interfered

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – January 18, 1986 (8,500)

Don Kernodle d. Mark Fleming

Jimmy Valiant d. Ramblin Wreck

The Midnight Express d. Ron Bass & Pez Whatley

Baron Von Raschke d. Italian Stallion

The Barbarian d. Sam Houston

Texas Tornado Match: The Road Warriors d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff by DQ

I Quit Match: Magnum T.A. d. Tully Blanchard

2 out of 3 falls for the NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes

 

Now we start getting numbers and ouch for JCP.

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – February 1, 1986 (6,500)

Italian Stallion d. Jim Jeffers

Ronnie Garvin d. Thunderfoot

Baron Von Raschke d. Pez Whatley

National Heavyweight Title: Dusty Rhodes © d. Tully Blanchard

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © battled Magnum T.A. to a draw

Steel Cage Match: The Road Warriors d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - February 8, 1986

Televised on the PRISM Network - included Dick Graham & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary:

George Skaaland pinned Ron Shaw with a sunset flip at 8:58

Pedro Morales pinned Rene Goulet at 11:56 with a reverse roll up

Hercules pinned Scott McGhee at 8:44 with a backbreaker

Cpl. Kirchner pinned Iron Sheik at 7:47 after reversing a suplex attempt into an inside cradle

Adrian Adonis (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned George Wells at 10:23 with the DDT

Junkyard Dog pinned Terry Funk (w/ Jimmy Hart) at 13:05 with a small package after Funk missed an attempt to hit JYD with the branding iron; after the bout, Funk & Hart attacked JYD, with Funk attempting to brand Junkyard Dog until JYD grabbed it away and chased both men from the ring with it

WWF Tag Team Champions Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine (w/ Johnny V) defeated The British Bulldogs at 15:35 when Beefcake pinned Dynamite after Valentine reversed Dynamite's small package behind the referee's back

Dan Spivey pinned Iron Mike Sharpe at 5:32 with a bulldog

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy (w/ Bobby Heenan) via disqualification at 9:15 when Heenan interfered after the champion brought him into the ring; after the bout, Hogan cleared both men from the ring after Bundy knocked out two referees and accidentally hit the Avalanche on Heenan in the corner

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - March 7, 1986

Jake Roberts pinned Jose Luis Rivera

Hercules defeated George Skaaland

The Hart Foundation defeated Tony Atlas & Scott McGhee

Ricky Steamboat pinned Bob Orton Jr.

Adrian Adonis pinned George Steele

Nikolai Volkoff pinned Cpl. Kirchner

Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification

Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via disqualification

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – March 22, 1986 (8,000)

Pez Whatley d. Leo Burke

Jimmy Garvin d. Sam Houston

Tully Blanchard d. Ron Bass

U.S. Heavyweight Title: Magnum T.A. © d. Nikita Koloff by DQ

NWA World Tag Titles: The Midnight Express © d. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Ronnie Garvin

Texas Death Match: Dusty Rhodes d. Arn Anderson

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - March 30, 1986

King Tonga pinned Iron Mike Sharpe

Hercules defeated Lanny Poffo

Nikolai Volkoff pinned Tony Atlas

Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper via count-out

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco, Johnny V, & Mr. Fuji in a handicap match

Sivi Afi pinned Tiger Chung Lee

The Hart Foundation defeated Tony Garea (sub. for Jim Brunzell) & B. Brian Blair

Jake Roberts pinned SD Jones

King Kong Bundy pinned Hillbilly Jim

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – April 18, 1986 (7,300)

Denny Brown fought Hector Guerrero to a draw

Jimmy Garvin d. Italian Stallion

Night Hawk d. Mark Fleming

Nikita Koloff d. Magnum TA

Ivan Koloff d. Sam Houston

The Road Warriors d. The Midnight Express by DQ

Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, & Ric Flair d. Dusty Rhodes, Ronnie Garvin, & Wahoo McDaniel

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – May 4, 1986 (5,000)

Robert Gibson d. Thunderfoot

Black Bart d. Italian Stallion

Ronnie Garvin d. Tully Blanchard

NWA World Tag Titles: The Midnight Express © battled Dusty Rhodes & Magnum T.A. to a DDQ

NWA World Six-Man Titles: Ivan & Nikita Koloff, & Baron Von Raschke © d. Paul Ellering & The Road Warriors

NWA World TV Title: Arn Anderson © battled Wahoo McDaniel to a draw

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © battled Ricky Morton to a DDQ

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - May 10, 1986

Moondog Spot vs. Danny Spivey

B. Brian Blair vs. Paul Christy

Jim Brunzell vs. Tiger Chung Lee

Hercules Hernandez vs. King Tonga

Davey Boy Smith vs. Greg Valentine

Brutus Beefcake vs. Dynamite Kid

WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title: Randy Savage © vs. Tito Santana

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff defeated Don Muraco & King Kong Bundy

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - May 31, 1986

Televised on the PRISM Network:

David Sammartino pinned Les Thornton with a small package

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Lanny Poffo

Adrian Adonis defeated Sivi Afi

Dan Spivey pinned Iron Mike Sharpe with a bulldog

Paul Orndorff defeated Don Muraco via count-out

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated Tito Santana in a No DQ match

The Killer Bees defeated The Hart Foundation

Ricky Steamboat fought Jake Roberts to a double disqualification

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - June 28, 1986

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Brickhouse Brown defeated Moondog Rex

King Tonga defeated Les Thornton

Harley Race pinned George Welles

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Moondog Spot

Dan Spivey & Mike Rotundo defeated Hercules & Tiger Chung Lee

Adrian Adonis pinned Tito Santana

Paul Orndorff defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via count-out

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy via disqualification

Junkyard Dog defeated Don Muraco via disqualification

 

Crockett would stay away from Philly for 2 months as he was building to the Great American Bash tour where he would run an ambitious site to say the least.

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Veterans Stadium – July 1, 1986 (15,000)

The Barbarian d. Denny Brown

Black Bart d. Todd Champion

Bunkhouse Match: Manny Fernandez d. Shaska Whatley

Taped Fist Match: Ronnie Garvin d. Tully Blanchard

Pole Match: Jimmy Valiant d. Baron Von Raschke

Indian Strap Match: Wahoo McDaniel d. Jimmy Garvin

The Rock n Roll Express & Baby Doll d. The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette

Steel Cage Match: Dusty Rhodes & Road Warrior Animal d. Arn & Ole Anderson

Best of 7 Series – Match 1 for the U.S. Heavyweight Title: Nikita Koloff d. Magnum T.A.

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Road Warrior Hawk by DQ

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA – Spectrum - July 26, 1986

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Hercules defeated Lanny Poffo

Tito Santana fought Bob Orton Jr. to a time-limit draw

Harley Race defeated Cousin Luke

Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff defeated Jimmy Jack & Dory Funk Jr.

Junkyard Dog pinned Don Muraco in a dog collar match

Dan Spivey & Mike Rotundo defeated the Moondogs

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated George Steele via disqualification

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Adrian Adonis

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – August 16, 1986

Dick Murdoch d. Steve Regal

Wahoo McDaniel d. Baron Von Raschke

The Kansas Jayhawks battled Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev to a no contest

2 out of 3 falls for the NWA World Tag Titles: The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express ©

Best of 7 Series – Match 7 for the U.S. Heavyweight Title – SR: Bob Geigel: Magnum T.A. battled Nikita Koloff to a double countout

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - August 23, 1986

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Paul Roma vs. Les Thornton

Ron Shaw vs. Jose Luis Rivera

Paul Orndorff defeated Junkyard Dog

Big & Super Machine vs. Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy

Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake vs. Mike Rotundo & Danny Spivey

Jake Roberts vs. Cousin Luke

WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs vs. Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – September 6, 1986

Don Kernodle d. Steve Regal

Buddy Landell d. Italian Stallion

The Barbarian d. Dutch Mantell

Bobby Jaggers d. Shaska Whatley by DQ

Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev d. Manny Fernandez & Hector Guerrero

Lumberjack: Jimmy Valiant d. Paul Jones

Wahoo McDaniel & Dick Murdoch d. The Midnight Express by DQ

Steel Cage: Nikita Koloff d. Magnum TA

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - September 20, 1986

Televised on the PRISM Network:

King Harley Race vs. Lanny Poffo

Ricky Steamboat vs. Hercules

Billy Jack Haynes vs. Tiger Chung Lee

Jake Roberts vs. Pedro Morales

The Hart Foundation defeated Mike Rotundo & Danny Spivey

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - October 18, 1986

Televised on the PRISM Network - included Jimmy Hart as a guest of Piper's Pit:

Cpl. Kirschner defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Koko B. Ware defeated the Red Demon

Pedro Morales defeated Steve Lombardi

Kamala defeated Lanny Poffo

Billy Jack Haynes fought Hercules to a draw

Hillbilly Jim defeated Mr. Fuji in a tuxedo match

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated Honky Tonk Man via count-out

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff via count-out

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – October 18, 1986 (7,000)

The Midnight Express d. Tim Horner & Don Kernodle

Ivan & Nikita Koloff, & Krusher Khruschev d. Wahoo McDaniel, Dick Murdoch, & Jimmy Valiant

Brad Armstrong d. Jimmy Garvin by DQ

Manny Fernandez d. Hector Guerrero

NWA World Tag Titles: The Rock n Roll Express © d. Arn & Ole Anderson by DQ

NWA World TV Title: Dusty Rhodes © d. J.J. Dillon

 

Now they are going head-to-head on the same night and that's not a bad crowd for a show headlined by JJ wrestling.

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – November 1, 1986

Baron Von Raschke battled Shaska Whatley to a draw

Jimmy Garvin d. Tim Horner

U.S. Tag Titles: Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev © d. Hector Guerrero & Don Kernodle

Brad Armstrong d. Rick Rude by DQ

Manny Fernandez d. Wahoo McDaniel

The Midnight Express & Big Bubba Rogers d. Ronnie Garvin & The Kansas Jayhawks

NWA World Tag Titles: The Rock n Roll Express © d. Arn & Ole Anderson

The Super Powers d. Tully Blanchard & Ric Flair by DQ

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - November 8, 1986

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Dick Slater vs. Moondog Rex

Mike Rotundo vs. Iron Mike Sharpe

George Steele vs. Harley Race

Pedro Morales vs. Sika

The Islanders vs. The Hart Foundation

Jerry Allen vs. Moondog Spot

Ricky Steamboat defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via count-out

Judy Martin & Leilani Kai vs. Candace Dendal & Penny Mitchell

Roddy Piper vs. Bob Orton Jr.

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - December 13, 1986 (14,132)

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Steve Lombardi pinned Tony Garea

Butch Reed pinned Sivi Afi with a flying clothesline

Brutus Beefcake pinned Mike Rotundo with his feet on the ropes

Honkytonk Man defeated SD Jones

Dan Spivey pinned Greg Valentine

Blackjack Mulligan pinned Jimmy Jack Funk

The Hart Foundation defeated Pedro Morales & Tito Santana

Junkyard Dog fought King Harley Race to a double count-out

Hercules defeated Billy Jack Haynes via disqualification

Jose Luis Rivera pinned Iron Mike Sharpe with a backslide

Kamala pinned Cpl. Kirchner

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff in a steel cage match

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – December 13, 1986

NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Denny Brown © d. Hector Guerrero

Jimmy Valiant d. Shaska Whatley

The Lightning Express d. Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev

Barry Windham d. The Barbarian

NWA World Six-Man Tag Titles: Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors © d. The Midnight Express & Big Bubba Rogers

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Nikita Koloff d. Ric Flair © by DQ

Bunkhouse Stampede won by Dusty Rhodes

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - January 10, 1987

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Scott McGhee defeated Terry Gibbs

Koko B. Ware fought Don Muraco to a draw

Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated Dan Spivey & Mike Rotundo

Honkytonk Man defeated George Steele

Dino Bravo defeated Paul Roma

King Kong Bundy fought Jake Roberts to a double disqualification

WWF Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith & Junkyard Dog (sub. for the Dynamite Kid) defeated The Hart Foundation

Jose Luis Rivera defeated Barry O

Ricky Steamboat defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – January 10, 1987 (11,000)

Vladimir Petrov d. Tim Horner

Ronnie Garvin fought Ivan Koloff to a draw

Texas Death Match: Jimmy Garvin d. Brad Armstrong

Dick Murdoch & The Rock n Roll Express d. Manny Fernandez, Rick Rude, & Shaska Whatley

Barry Windham d. Arn Anderson

NWA World TV Title: Tully Blanchard © d. Dusty Rhodes by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © battled Nikita Koloff to a no contest

Scaffold Match: The Road Warriors d. The Midnight Express

 

They are making waves here and competing very well.

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - February 14, 1987

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Paul Roma fought Steve Lombardi to a draw

Dino Bravo defeated Pedro Morales

Billy Jack Haynes fought Hercules to a double count-out

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated the Islanders

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala via disqualification; Kimchee was later revealed to be Paul Orndorff under a mask after he attacked the champion

Sika defeated SD Jones

Honkytonk Man pinned Koko B. Ware

Brad Reinghans defeated Moondog Spot

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage pinned Ricky Steamboat with a roll over and using the tights for leverage

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – February 21, 1987 (7,216)

Bob Armstrong d. Gary Royal

Arn Anderson d. Ricky Lee Jones

Lex Luger d. Eddie Roberts

Jimmy Garvin & Wahoo McDaniel d. The Midnight Express

NWA World TV Title: Tully Blanchard © d. Tim Horner

The Super Powers battled Ivan Koloff & Vladimir Petrov to a DDQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Barry Windham

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - March 14, 1987 (16,943)

Televised on the PRISM Network - featured Dick Graham & Ken Resnick on commentary; included Danny Davis as a guest of Piper's Pit:

Prime Time Wrestling - 5/11/87: Paul Roma pinned Steve Lombardi at 9:53 with a sunset flip off the top

Prime Time Wrestling - 5/4/87: Butch Reed (w/ Slick) pinned Dick Slater at 8:17 with his feet on the ropes

Prime Time Wrestling - 5/4/87: Outback Jack pinned Frenchy Martin with a bulldog at 4:58

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated the Islanders when Bret pinned Tama after Danny Davis interfered and reversed Tama's small package attempt behind the referee's back

Tom Zenk defeated Greg Valentine via disqualification when Valentine dropped Zenk crotch-first onto the top rope

Rick Martel fought Brutus Beefcake to a double count-out

Prime Time Wrestling - 5/4/87: Dino Bravo pinned SD Jones at 3:02 with the side suplex

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Roddy Piper defeated Kamala & Paul Orndorff when Hogan pinned Orndorff after Kamala accidentally hit Orndorff when Hogan moved out of the way

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – March 28, 1987 (3,916)

Lazertron d. Denny Brown

Baron Von Raschke d. Gary Royal

Lex Luger d. Tim Horner

Ronnie Garvin d. Bobby Eaton

Ole Anderson d. Tully Blanchard by DQ

Bunkhouse Match: Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, & Wahoo McDaniel d. Ivan Koloff, Dick Murdoch, & Vladimir Petrov

Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude battled The Rock n Roll Express to a no contest

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Brad Armstrong

 

OUCH............Brad was getting main events here in LA and other big markets but Philly flopped for him.

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – April 25, 1987 (2,500)

Ricky Lee Jones d. Mark Fleming

Todd Champion d. John Savage

Itallian Stallion & Bobby Jaggers d. The Thunderfoots

Tully Blanchard d. Tim Horner

Ole Anderson d. Arn Anderson

The Road Warriors d. Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude by DQ

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - May 9, 1987 (8,000)

Televised on the PRISM Network - featured Dick Graham & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary

Prime Time Wrestling - 6/17/87: Pedro Morales pinned Steve Lombardi at 5:44 with a backbreaker

Prime Time Wrestling - 6/8/87: Paul Roma & Jim Powers defeated the Shadows at 16:53 when Powers scored the pin with a crossbody as Roma held the other Shadow's foot, preventing him from getting back into the ring

Prime Time Wrestling - 6/17/87: Kamala (w/ Mr. Fuji & Kimchee) defeated George Steele via count-out at the 6-minute mark when Steele chased Kimchee backstage with Fuji's cane; after the bout, Steele returned to the ring, cleared the ring, and put on Kimchee's hat

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned King Harley Race

Prime Time Wrestling - 6/8/87: Billy Jack Haynes (sub. for Jake Roberts) pinned Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) at 13:28 after Honky collided with Hart on the ring apron

Prime Time Wrestling - 6/17/87: Nikolai Volkoff pinned Cpl. Kirchner at 10:17 with a backbreaker

Danny Davis pinned Koko B. Ware

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo (w/ Johnny V) when Jacques pinned Valentine with a small package at 10:23 after Raymond reversed the move behind the referee's back; during the match, Johnny V briefly joined the commentary team of Dick Graham & Lord Alfred Hayes at ringside

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – May 30, 1987 (5,000)

Todd Champion d. Thunderfoot

Denny Brown d. Thunderfoot #2

Baron Von Raschke d. Mark Fleming

Ronnie Garvin & Barry Windham fought The Midnight Express to a draw

Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, & Lex Luger d. Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors by DQ

Russian Chain Match: Nikita Koloff d. Ivan Koloff

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Jimmy Garvin by DQ

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA – Spectrum - June 20, 1987 (7,163)

According to the 6/10/87 edition of the Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI), a match between Bruno Sammartino and Jesse Ventura was scheduled and was deemed Ventura's "Farewell Match"

Televised on the PRISM Network - included Gorilla Monsoon, Dick Graham, & Craig DeGeorge on commentary:

Jerry Allen defeated Terry Gibbs

Prime Time Wrestling - 7/20/87: Outback Jack pinned Jose Estrada with a bulldog

Prime Time Wrestling - 7/20/87: Paul Roma & Jim Powers (sub. for Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty) defeated the Shadows at 14:28 when Roma made the pin with a sunset flip off the top rope (High Flyers)

Tito Santana defeated Ron Bass via disqualification

Prime Time Wrestling - 7/13/87: Paul Orndorff fought Billy Jack Haynes to a draw

WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah defeated Debbie Combs

Kamala (w/ Mr. Fuji & Kimchee) pinned Ricky Steamboat at 6:01 with a splash after throwing Steamboat off the top, moments after Steamboat kicked away an interfering Kimchee (Best of the WWF Vol. 12)

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Ken Patera defeated King Harley Race & Hercules at 11:24 when Hogan pinned Race following a double clothesline (The Ken Patera Story)

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – June 27, 1987 (5,500)

Kendall Windham d. Mark Fleming

Italian Stallion d. Thunderfoot

Todd Champion d. Thunderfoot #2

Barry Windham d. Ivan Koloff

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express by DQ

Nikita Koloff battled Lex Luger to a no contest

Dusty Rhodes d. Tully Blanchard

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Jimmy Garvin

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - July 18, 1987 (5,000)

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Brady Boone pinned Barry Horowitz at 10:44 with a roll up into a bridge

Prime Time Wrestling - 8/17/87:Rick Rude pinned Scott Casey at 10:16 with a slingshot suplex

Prime Time Wrestling - 8/17/87: Koko B. Ware pinned Nikolai Volkoff at 9:56 with a missile dropkick

Prime Time Wrestling - 8/24/87: The One Man Gang (w/ Slick) pinned Outback Jack (sub. for Chavo Guerrero) with the front suplex

Rick Martel pinned Tama; the bout was originally scheduled as a tag team contest between Martel & Tom Zenk against the Islanders but was changed after Zenk left the company

Danny Davis defeated George Steele via disqualification

Prime Time Wrestling - 8/17/87: Killer Khan pinned Lanny Poffo

Bruno Sammartino (sub. for Jake Roberts) defeated WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man via count-out

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – July 25, 1987 (8,500)

Todd Champion & Kendall Windham d. The Mod Squad

NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Lazer-Tron © d. Nelson Royal

Sean Royal d. Italian Stallion

Dory Funk Jr. fought Mike Rotundo to a draw

The Barbarian d. Jimmy Valiant

The Fabulous Freebirds d. Manny Fernandez, Ivan Koloff, & Vladimir Petrov

Western States Heritage Title: Barry Windham © d. Arn Anderson

Lumberjacks w/Tennis Rackets Match for the NWA World Tag Titles: The Rock n Roll Express © d. The Midnight Express

Bunkhouse Match for the UWF Heavyweight Title: Steve Williams © d. Dick Murdoch

Jimmy Garvin & Precious d. Paul Jones & Dark Journey

Dusty Rhodes & Ronnie Garvin d. Tully Blanchard & Ric Flair

Steel Cage Match for the U.S. Heavyweight Title: Lex Luger © d. Nikita Koloff by DQ

 

This is a big win for Crockett although Bruno subbing for Jake vs. Honky as the main event wasn't inspiring.

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - August 15, 1987 (5,102)

Televised on the PRISM Network - included Gorilla Monsoon & Dick Graham on commentary:

Jerry Allen pinned Jose Estrada with a roll up at 5:59

WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri pinned Velvet McIntyre

Prime Time Wrestling - 9/17/87: Rick Rude defeated SD Jones via submission with a backbreaker at 10:22

Brutus Beefcake defeated Greg Valentine via disqualification when Rick Rude interfered

Koko B. Ware defeated Kamala via count-out

Haku pinned Rick Martel after Tama interfered and hit Martel with a chair

Brad Reinghans pinned Terry Gibbs

Superstar Billy Graham (sub. for Ken Patera) pinned Hercules in a whipping match; Bobby Heenan was handcuffed to Mr. T for the duration of the bout

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – August 22, 1987 (4,500)

The Mod Squad d. Denny Brown & Mark Fleming

Lazertron d. Gladiator #2

Jimmy Valiant d. Sean Royal by DQ

Jimmy Garvin d. Manny Fernandez

UWF Heavyweight Title: Steve Williams © d. Big Bubba Rogers

The Midnight Express d. Nikita Koloff & Barry Windham by DQ

The Road Warriors d. The Barbarian & Ivan Koloff

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – September 5, 1987 (2,100)

Lazertron d. Mark Fleming

Denny Brown d. Basher

Spike d. Italian Stallion

Lazertron d. The Gladiator

Jimmy Valiant & Kendall Windham d. Teijho Khan & Sean Royal

Jimmy Garvin d. Manny Fernandez

The Rock n Roll Express d. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Ronnie Garvin

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - September 18, 1987 (9,000)

Televised on the PRISM Network - included Gorilla Monsoon & Dick Graham on commentary, with Craig DeGeorge replacing Monsoon for the second half of the show

Prime Time Wrestling - 10/15/87: Barry Horowitz pinned Lanny Poffo with a side Russian legsweep

Frenchy Martin pinned SD Jones

Randy Savage pinned King Harley Race

Prime Time Wrestling - 10/15/87: Scott Casey pinned Iron Mike Sharpe at 9:01 with a bulldog

Brutus Beefcake defeated Rick Rude via disqualification when Harley Race interfered

Ted Dibiase pinned Junkyard Dog

Prime Time Wrestling - 10/15/87: WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated The Killer Bees at 13:28 when Bret pinned Brunzell after Neidhart swept Brunzell's legs out from under him as he attempted to suplex Hart into the ring Prime Time Wrestling - 10/15/87: Outback Jack pinned Tiger Chung Lee at 3:06 with a bulldog

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Killer Khan

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - October 10, 1987 (4,500)

Televised on the PRISM Network

Sam Houston pinned Barry Horowitz

Brutus Beefcake pinned Danny Davis

Butch Reed pinned Superstar Billy Graham

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Sivi Afi

Nikolai Volkoff pinned Jim Powers

Boris Zhukov pinned Hillbilly Jim

Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Oliver Humperdink) pinned King Kong Bundy with a splash at 4:35 after Bundy missed a splash of his own

Jerry Allen pinned Frenchy Martin

The Islanders defeated Tito Santana & Rick Martel

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – October 24, 1987 (2,500)

Bugsy McGraw d. Teijho Khan

Mike Rotundo d. Rick Steiner

Jimmy Valiant d. The Warlord by DQ

Johnny Ace & Luke Williams fought Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes to a draw

Mighty Wilbur d. Ivan Koloff by countout

Sting d. Eddie Gilbert

The Midnight Express d. The New Breed

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Nikita Koloff by DQ

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - November 7, 1987 (6,800)

Televised on the PRISM Network - featured Dick Graham & Craig DeGeorge on commentary:

Prime Time Wrestling - 12/10/87: Dino Bravo (w/ Johnny V) pinned Brady Boone with a back suplex after Boone missed a dropkick

Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated Jim Powers & Paul Roma

Prime Time Wrestling - 12/10/87: Hercules pinned Junkyard Dog by using the ropes for leverage

Prime Time Wrestling - 12/14/87: Greg Valentine (w/ Johnny V) defeated Ivan Putski at 8:14 when the referee called for the bell at 7:37 as Putski was caught in Valentine's figure-4, despite the fact Putski refused to submit

Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Ken Patera & Billy Jack Haynes at 8:02 when Smash pinned Haynes after Fuji hit him in the back of the head with his cane

WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana fought the Islanders to a double disqualification

Brutus Beefcake defeated Virgil (sub. for Ted Dibiase); after the bout, Dibiase and Virgil double teamed Beefcake

Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Killer Khan with a powerslam

WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man defeated Randy Savage via count-out

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - December 5, 1987 (10,105)

Televised on the PRISM Network - included Dick Graham & Craig DeGeorge on commentary:

Outback Jack pinned Barry Horowitz

The Ultimate Warrior defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

The British Bulldogs defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov

Prime Time Wrestling - 1/4/88: Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) pinned Hillbilly Jim at around the 9-minute mark with a running knee to the back as Jim was distracted by Frenchy on the apron

Hercules defeated Junkyard Dog via count-out

Jake Roberts defeated Sika (sub. for Killer Khan)

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned the One Man Gang

WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated the Islanders

Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Hulk Hogan) pinned King Kong Bundy (w/ Andre the Giant)

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – December 26, 1987 (6,000)

The Barbarian d. Ricky Santana

The Warlord d. Ronnie Garvin by countout

Bobby Eaton fought Barry Windham to a draw

Dusty Rhodes d. Tully Blanchard by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Sting

Bunkhouse Stampede won by The Warlord

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - January 9, 1988 (10,083)

Televised on the PRISM Network

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/19/88: Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) pinned SD Jones with the side suplex at 8:19

The Ultimate Warrior (sub. for Paul Orndorff) fought Rick Rude to a double count-out

Greg Valentine pinned Brutus Beefcake

WWF Women's Tag Team Champions Judy Martin & Lelani Kai defeated the Jumping Bomb Angels

WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man defeated Randy Savage in a steel cage match

Ted Dibiase pinned Jake Roberts

WWF Tag Team Champions Tito Santana & Rick Martel defeated The Hart Foundation via disqualification

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – January 16, 1988 (7,500)

Eddie Gilbert, Dick Murdoch, & Kevin Sullivan d. Ron Simmons, Sting, & Kendall Windham

Jimmy Garvin d. Black Bart

Tully Blanchard fought Ronnie Garvin to a draw

NWA World TV Title: Nikita Koloff © d. Mike Rotundo by DQ

The Powers of Pain battled The Road Warriors to a double countout

U.S. Heavyweight Title: Dusty Rhodes © d. Stan Lane

Lex Luger d. Arn Anderson

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Michael Hayes

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - February 6, 1988 (13,112)

Televised on the PRISM Network - featured Dick Graham & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary; included footage from the previous night's The Main Event in which Andre the Giant won the world title and then sold it to Ted Dibiase; featured the announcement that Dibiase would defend his newly won title against Hulk Hogan at the following month's card, to be held March 12:

Lanny Poffo pinned Terry Gibbs at 8:59 with a moonsault

The One Man Gang (w/ Slick) pinned George Steele at 4:32 with a splash to the back, even though Steele's shoulder was clearly up; after the bout, Steele cleared OMG from the ring with Slick's cane before attacking Slick with it

Ricky Steamboat fought Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) to a time-limit draw at 13:31; after the bout, Bravo challenged Steamboat to 5 more minutes; when Steamboat accepted, he was double teamed by Bravo and Martin before eventually clearing both men from the ring

Danny Davis pinned Sam Houston at 9:41 with a reverse roll up, grabbing the top rope and the tights for leverage

Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) defeated Andre the Giant & Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) at 9:56 when Hogan pinned Dibiase with the legdrop after Andre became tied in the ring ropes; prior to the bout, Dibiase came to the ring in possession of the world title belt and was announced as the champion

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Steve Lombardi & Barry Horowitz at 9:08 when Raymond pinned Lombardi following a double team move from the top

WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri pinned Rockin Robin at 7:35 with a roll up

Prime Time Wrestling - 3/7/88: Iron Mike Sharpe pinned Brady Boone with a clothesline at 9:05, using the loaded forearm support

The Islanders defeated The British Bulldogs via disqualification at 13:03 when Dynamite shoved referee Joey Marella; after the bout, Dynamite attacked the opposition with the dog leash the Islanders had brought ringside

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – February 13, 1988 (6,000)

Nikita Koloff d. Dick Murdoch

Jimmy & Ronnie Garvin d. The Midnight Express by DQ

U.S. Heavyweight Title: Dusty Rhodes © d. Bobby Eaton

Lex Luger & Barry Windham d. Tully Blanchard & Ric Flair by DQ

NWA World Six Man Tag Titles: Ivan Koloff & The Powers of Pain d. Dusty Rhodes, Road Warrior Hawk, & Paul Ellering ©

 

Numbers are starting to get out of hand here a little but JCP keeps plugging along.

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - March 12, 1988 (10,731)

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Prime Time Wrestling - 4/11/88: SD Jones pinned Johnny V

WWF Women's Tag Team Champions the Jumping Bomb Angels defeated Judy Martin & Lelani Kai (w/ Jimmy Hart) when Martin was pinned with a modified victory roll at 8:01 (High Flyers)

Prime Time Wrestling - 4/4/88: Dino Bravo pinned Koko B. Ware

Bam Bam Bigelow & Don Muraco defeated the One Man Gang & Butch Reed

Prime Time Wrestling - 4/11/88: The Killer Bees defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov after a mask switch

Brutus Beefcake defeated Greg Valentine via disqualification

Hulk Hogan pinned Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) in a lumberjack match with the legdrop, despite the interference of two men wearing the masks of The Killer Bees that acted on Dibiase's behalf (Hulkamania 4)

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – April 9, 1988 (9,000)

Black Bart vs. Ron Simmons

Mighty Wilbur vs. The Terminator

Green Machine vs. Jimmy Valiant

The Lightning Express vs. The Sheepherders

Shane Douglas vs. Larry Zbyszko

The Powers of Pain vs. The Road Warriors

NWA World Tag Titles: Lex Luger & Barry Windham © vs. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Sting d. Ric Flair © by DQ

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - May 21, 1988 (8,028)

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Jerry Allen pinned Steve Lombardi

Bret Hart fought Bad News Brown to a draw

Don Muraco defeated Greg Valentine via disqualification

Haku, Sivi Afi, & Bobby Heenan defeated Davey Boy Smith, the Dynamite Kid, & Koko B. Ware when Heenan pinned Koko after hitting him with a foreign object

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Jim Powers & Paul Roma

Andre the Giant defeated Jim Duggan via count-out

Jake Roberts pinned Rick Rude

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - June 18, 1988 (4,188)

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Hercules pinned SD Jones

Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated Paul Roma & Jim Powers at 18:00

Sam Houston pinned Iron Mike Sharpe

Junkyard Dog pinned Ron Bass

The Ultimate Warrior defeated Bobby Heenan in a weasel suit match

Dino Bravo pinned Ken Patera after Patera missed a charge in the corner

WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man (w/ Peggy Sue - Jimmy Hart in disguise) pinned Brutus Beefcake after hitting him with a foreign object, handed to him by Hart

Bam Bam Bigelow defeated the One Man Gang via count-out

Andre the Giant pinned Jim Duggan

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – June 18, 1988 (5,900)

Al Perez d. Kendall Windham

The Midnight Express d. The Lightning Express

Florida Heavyweight Title: Mike Rotundo © d. Jimmy Garvin

Steve Williams d. Larry Zbyszko

The Road Warriors d. Rick Steiner & Kevin Sullivan

NWA World Tag Titles: Nikita Koloff & Sting d. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard © by DQ

Dusty Rhodes & Lex Luger battled Ric Flair & Barry Windham to a double countout

 

BIG head to head win there by JCP but also there wasn't any Hogan.

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - July 23, 1988 (9,115)

Televised on the PRISM Network - featured Dick Graham, Superstar Billy Graham, & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary:

The Big Bossman pinned Sam Houston by catching him coming off the top and hitting a powerslam (Best of the WWF Vol. 17)

Greg Valentine pinned Don Muraco after hitting him in the head with the shin guard

Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated The British Bulldogs when Volkoff pinned Dynamite with a clothesline (Best of the WWF Vol. 17)

Scott Casey vs. Terry Taylor

Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) defeated WWF World Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) via count-out when the champion attacked Virgil in the aisle in return for going after Elizabeth; after the bout, Dibiase and Virgil attacked Savage in the ring and Elizabeth was shoved to the mat

The Powers of Pain defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji) via count-out after both teams briefly fought on the floor

WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man pinned Brutus Beefcake after hitting him with the megaphone

The Ultimate Warrior pinned Hercules

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – July 23, 1988 (7,520)

Ronnie Garvin d. Italian Stallion

Larry Zbyszko d. Bugsy McGraw

Rick Steiner d. Kendall Windham

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Sheepherders

Al Perez d. Mighty Wilbur

Jimmy Garvin & Steve Williams d. Ivan Koloff & Russian Assassin

Bunkhouse Handicap Match: The Fantastics d. The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette

NWA World TV Title: Sting d. Mike Rotundo © by DQ

War Games: Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, Nikita Koloff, & The Road Warriors d. The Four Horsemen & J.J. Dillon

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – August 20, 1988 (11,000)

Brad Armstrong & Ron Simmons fought Mike Rotundo & Rick Steiner to a draw

The Fantastics d. The Sheepherders

Brad Armstrong, Ricky Morton, Sting, & Steve Williams d. Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Al Perez, & Larry Zbyszko

U.S. Heavyweight Title: Barry Windham © d. Nikita Koloff by countout

Dusty Rhodes d. Russian Assassin

The Road Warriors d. The Midnight Express by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Lex Luger d. Ric Flair © by DQ

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - August 27, 1988 (4,418)

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Ron Bass pinned Lanny Poffo

The Blue Blazer pinned Barry Horowitz with a moonsault

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated The Hart Foundation

WWF World Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) defeated Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) via disqualification when Virgil prevented the pinfall after the challenger hit an unprotected turnbuckle

Tito Santana fought King Haku to a draw

The Powers of Pain defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov

Jake Roberts pinned Rick Rude by holding onto the top rope as Rude attempted a suplex into the ring and falling on top for the win

 

GIGANTIC win for JCP there as the Philly/Baltimore markets were huge for Luger/Flair and it smoked out the Savage/DiBiase rematch.

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – September 10, 1988 (6,532)

The Road Warriors d. Rip Morgan & Russian Assassin

NWA World TV Title: Mike Rotundo © d. Nikita Koloff by DQ

Dusty Rhodes d. Kevin Sullivan

U.S. Heavyweight Title: Sting d. Barry Windham ©

NWA World Tag Titles: The Midnight Express d. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard ©

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Lex Luger d. Ric Flair © by DQ

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - September 24, 1988 (3,952)

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Barry Horowitz pinned DJ Peterson

Mr. Perfect pinned B. Brian Blair

Jim Powers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

The Big Bossman pinned Ken Patera

The Hart Foundation defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau via disqualification

WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated The British Bulldogs

Bad News Brown pinned Junkyard Dog

WWF World Champion Randy Savage defeated Ted Dibiase in a steel cage match

 

As you can see Savage/DiBiase was pretty cold in Philly while Flair/Luger was still holding up.

 

JCP @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – October 15, 1988 (4,418)

Larry Zbyzsko pinned the Italian Stallion at the 8-minute mark

Al Perez fought Ron Simmons to a 15-minute draw

The Road Warriors defeated Rick Steiner & Mike Rotunda via count-out when Steiner and Rotunda began arguing with one another

Kevin Sullivan pinned Eddie Gilbert after hitting him with a foreign object

The Russian Assassins defeated Ivan & Nikita Koloff when Nikita was pinned after sustaining a loaded mask headbutt

NWA US Champion Barry Windham defeated Sting via count-out after dropping the challenger throat-first across the guard rail; Sting wore a neckbrace for the duration of the bout

Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated the Fantastics

JJ Dillon pinned Jim Cornette in a steel cage match at the 10-minute mark

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - November 12, 1988 (12,062)

Televised on the PRISM Network - featured Dick Graham, Rod Trongard, & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary:

Prime Time Wrestling - 11/22/88: The Blue Blazer pinned Danny Davis at 7:51 with a splash off the top

Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated Paul Roma & Jim Powers

Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) pinned Jim Duggan as Martin held Duggan's feet down during the cover

Brutus Beefcake pinned Ron Bass

WWF IC Champion Ultimate Warrior defeated Honkytonk Man via disqualification when the challenger threw powder in the Warrior's face

The Hart Foundation defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau; there were two referees for this match

Prime Time Wrestling - 11/22/88: Akeem (w/ Slick) pinned SD Jones at 4:35 with the splash

Hulk Hogan defeated the Big Bossman (w/ Slick) via count-out after handcuffing Bossman to the top rope and clotheslining him over the top

 

NWA @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – November 19, 1988 (5,000)

Stan Lane d. Italian Stallion

Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose d. The Fantastics

Ivan Koloff d. Russian Assassin #2

Mike Rotundo & Steve Williams d. Bam Bam Bigelow & Ron Simmons

U.S. Heavyweight Title: Rick Steiner d. Barry Windham © by DQ

NWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © battled Lex Luger & Sting to a double countout

 

Hogan returns and Flair isn't on the card so WWF rebounds in a big way but it's about to get ugly fast.

 

NWA @ Philadelphia, PA - Civic Center - December 10, 1988 (1,626) (the smallest Philadelphia wrestling crowd in decades)

Russian Assassin #1 pinned Italian Stallion

NWA US Tag Team Champions Tommy Rogers & Bobby Fulton defeated Jonathan Holiday & Rip Morgan

Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose defeated Dustin Rhodes & Kendall Windham

Ivan Koloff defeated Russian Assassin #2 at the 5-minute mark in a death match

NWA US Champion Barry Windham pinned Eddie Gilbert by using the ropes

Dusty Rhodes & Rick Steiner defeated Kevin Sullivan & Steve Williams

Sting & Lex Luger defeated NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors in an elimination match; Sting fought Hawk to a double count-out; Animal was disqualified when Paul Ellering interfered as Animal was in the torture rack

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - December 18, 1988 (5,723)

Televised on the PRISM Network - included Miss Elizabeth as a guest of the Brother Love Show:

Harley Race pinned Danny Davis

The Red Rooster defeated Sam Houston

Jim Duggan pinned Frenchy Martin (w/ Dino Bravo)

Mr. Perfect pinned Paul Roma

Brutus Beefcake fought Rick Rude to a double count-out

Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated The Rockers

WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior pinned Honkytonk Man

Jake Roberts defeated Andre the Giant (w/ Bobby Heenan) via disqualification when Heenan interfered

WWF World Champion Randy Savage pinned King Haku

 

NWA @ Philadelphia, PA - Civic Center - January 6, 1989

Larry Zbyzsko defeated Kendall Windham

Al Perez defeated Dustin Rhodes

Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose defeated the Fantastics

Oliver Humperdink won a manager's bunkhouse battle royal

Kendall Windham fought Eddie Gilbert to a no contest

NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors & Paul Ellering defeated Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, & Sting via disqualification

NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner

Lex Luger won a bunkhouse battle royal

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - January 14, 1989 (6,018)

Televised on the PRISM Network:

Paul Roma pinned Iron Mike Sharpe

Tim Horner pinned Jose Estrada

Akeem pinned the Blue Blazer with the splash

Greg Valentine pinned Ron Garvin

The Bushwhackers defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhuvov

Jim Duggan pinned Dino Bravo

The Powers of Pain fought WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition to a double disqualification

Hercules defeated Ted Dibiase via disqualification

WWF World Champion Randy Savage pinned Bad News Brown

 

NWA @ Philadelphia, PA - Civic Center - February 4, 1989 (2,000)

Butch Reed defeated Steve Casey

The Junkyard Dog & Michael Hayes defeated Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose

NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner defeated Russian Assassin #2

Lex Luger defeated Ray Candy

Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bob Bradley

NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors & Paul Ellering defeated Kevin Sullivan, Steve Williams, & Mike Rotunda

Sting & Eddie Gilbert defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & NWA US Champion Barry Windham

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - February 11, 1989 (10,017)

The final Spectrum event televised on the PRISM Network

WWF Women’s Champion Rockin Robin defeated Sensational Sherri

Hercules defeated King Haku via disqualification

Greg Valentine pinned Jim Neidhart

Sam Houston pinned Barry Horowitz

The Red Rooster pinned the Brooklyn Brawler

WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated the Powers of Pain via disqualification in a No DQ match

Brutus Beefcake pinned Ted Dibiase

Hulk Hogan defeated pinned the Big Bossman

 

NWA @ Philadelphia, PA - Civic Center - March 18, 1989 (4,918)

Michael Hayes defeated Joey Maggs

Dick Murdoch defeated Bob Bradley

Rick Steiner defeated Kevin Sullivan

NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Kendall Windham

Barry Windham defeated Eddie Gilbert

Sting defeated Butch Reed

NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors defeated Steve Williams & NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda

NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - April 22, 1989 (14,089)

Paul Roma pinned Boris Zhukov

WWF Women's Champion Rockin Robin pinned Judy Martin

Bret Hart fought Mr. Perfect to a time-limit draw

Dino Bravo pinned Hercules

The Bushwhackers defeated Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard when Anderson was pinned

Jake Roberts defeated Ted Dibiase

Randy Savage defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out when Savage knocked the champion to the floor after Hogan became distracted by Sensational Sherri

 

NWA @ Philadelphia, PA - Civic Center - April 30, 1989 (1,200)

Shane Douglas defeated the Raider

Butch Reed defeated Bob Emory

NWA US Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner defeated Joey Maggs

The Great Muta defeated NWA US Tag Team Champion Eddie Gilbert via disqualification

The Samoan Swat Team defeated the Junkyard Dog & Steve Casey

Bob Orton Jr. fought Dick Murdoch to a no contest

The Road Warriors defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Williams & Mike Rotunda in a non-title match

NWA TV Champion Sting defeated Dan Spivey

NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Michael Hayes via disqualification

NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated the Iron Sheik

 

Steamer vs. Iron Sheik was a ridiculous main event and that show deserved to bomb.

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - May 20, 1989 (12,326)

The Genius pinned Jim Powers

Bad News Brown pinned the Blue Blazer

Honkytonk Man pinned Hillbilly Jim

The Red Rooster pinned the Brooklyn Brawler

The Barbarian pinned Jim Neidhart after Mr. Fuji tripped Neidhart from the outside

Rick Martel pinned Tito Santana

WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated the Big Bossman & Akeem via disqualification

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Randy Savage

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - June 17, 1989 (5,016)

Mr. Perfect defeated Bret Hart

Hillbilly Jim (sub. for Big John Studd) defeated Andre the Giant via disqualification

Dusty Rhodes (sub. for Jake Roberts) vs. Ted Dibiase

King Jim Duggan defeated Haku

 

NWA @ Philadelphia, PA - Civic Center - June 24, 1989 (4,107 paid)

Bill Irwin pinned Joey Maggs

Mike Rotunda & Dan Spivey defeated Scott Hall & Brian Pillman

Norman pinned Steve Casey

Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Ron Simmons & Al Greene at around the 1-minute mark

Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated the New Zealand Militia

The Great Muta defeated Eddie Gilbert via count-out in a Dragon Shi match

Sting and Rick Steiner co-won a 2-ring battle royal when they decided to split the victory after each man was the last left in their ring; after the bout, Terry Funk attacked Sting

Steve Williams, Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Terry Gordy, NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin when Scott pinned Garvin at the 15-minute mark

The Road Warriors fought the Samoan Swat Team to a no contest

NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Ricky Steamboat

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - July 15, 1989 (7,226)

Hercules defeated the Brooklyn Brawler

Dino Bravo pinned Sam Houston (sub. for the Blue Blazer)

Mr. Perfect pinned the Red Rooster

Tito Santana fought Rick Martel to a draw

Jimmy Snuka defeated Honkytonk Man

WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated the Big Bossman & Akeem

The Ultimate Warrior defeated WWF IC Champion Rick Rude via count-out

 

NWA @ Philadelphia, PA - Civic Center - July 22, 1989 (3,000)

Al Greene & Ron Simmons defeated Scott Hall & Joey Maggs at 8:30 when Simmons pinned Maggs following a shoulderblock from the middle turnbuckle

Norman pinned Ranger Ross at 6:21

Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Johnny & Davey Rich at 7:40 following a double powerbomb on Davey

Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated the New Zealand Militia at 6:30 when Shane Douglas pinned Jack Victory with a crossbody

Mike Rotundo pinned Scott Steiner at 5:38 in a "suplex match" even though Steiner's foot was on the ropes

Kevin Sullivan pinned Rick Steiner at 5:10 after Sullivan hit Steiner with a foreign object after referee Tommy Young intercepted a weapon from an interfering Mike Rotundo

The Great Muta pinned Eddie Gilbert at 11:20 in a Coal Miner's Glove Match after Gary Hart hit Gilbert with the glove

NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification at 14:10 after Steamboat hit the referee (Meltzer gave it 4 1/2 stars and said it was better than anything at Bash 89)

Sting defeated Terry Funk in a No DQ match at 14:35 by pinning an interfering Bill Irwin

The Road Warriors, Steve Williams, & Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin & the Samoan Swat Team at 16:15 in a Badstreet Match when Williams pinned Garvin with a cradle

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - August 19, 1989 (12,145)

King Jim Duggan pinned Akeem

Hercules fought Haku to a double disqualification

Barry Windham pinned Paul Roma in under 4 minutes

The Rockers defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau in sudden death overtime in a 60-minute marathon match

The Hart Foundation defeated Dino Bravo & Greg Valentine

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Randy Savage

 

NWA @ Philadelphia, PA - Civic Center - August 26, 1989 (4,500)

Tommy Rich pinned Phil Apollo

Bill Irwin & Randy Rose defeated the Ding Dongs

Ranger Ross pinned Al Greene

Brian Pillman pinned Norman

Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane

NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Rick & Scott Steiner via disqualification

Sting defeated the Great Muta via disqualification

NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Steve Williams; during the bout, Williams sustained a rib injury and had to miss the following night's show in New Haven

NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Terry Funk

The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team in a steel cage match

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - October 14, 1989 (15,126)

Tugboat defeated Barry Horowitz

Rick Rude defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification

Ron Garvin pinned Greg Valentine

The Genius defeated Jose Luis Rivera

Demolition defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson via disqualification; Anderson & Blanchard came to the ring with the belts but were not announced as champions

WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior pinned Andre the Giant at the 17-second mark

Jake Roberts defeated Ted Dibiase via disqualification

 

Halloween Havoc 89 - Philadelphia, PA - Civic Center - October 28, 1989 (7,300)

Tom Zenk defeated Mike Rotunda

The Samoan Swat Team & the Samoan Savage defeated Steve Williams, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane

Tommy Rich defeated the Cuban Assassin

NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace

Doom defeated Rick & Scott Steiner (Doom's debut)

NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Brian Pillman at 16:49 with a Hot Shot after avoiding a missile dropkick (Brian Pillman: Loose Cannon)

The Road Warriors defeated Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey via disqualification

NWA World Champion Ric Flair & Sting (w/ Ole Anderson) defeated Terry Funk & NWA TV Champion the Great Muta (w/ Gary Hart) in a Thundercage match; Bruno Sammartino was the guest referee for the bout

 

NWA decided to run a PPV in Philly hoping that it would have the same success as Baltimore for the Bash but they weren't so lucky.

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - November 18, 1989 (7,325)

Mark Young pinned Bob Bradley

Boris Zhukov pinned Al Perez

Honkytonk Man pinned the Red Rooster

Dino Bravo pinned Jim Neidhart

Bret Hart fought Tito Santana to a double count-out

WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated Arn Anderson & Haku (sub. for Tully Blanchard)

Dusty Rhodes pinned the Big Bossman

Roddy Piper fought Rick Rude to a double disqualification

 

NWA @ Philadelphia, PA - Civic Center - November 25, 1989

The New Zealand Milita defeated Trent Knight & Brad Anderson

Tom Zenk defeated Michael Hayes

Mike Rotundo defeated Norman

Road Warrior Animal defeated Dan Spivey via disqualification

Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace

The Samoan Swat Team & Samoan Savage defeated Ranger Ross, Eddie Gilbert, & Tommy Rich

NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Doom

NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Sting via count-out

NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA TV Champion the Great Muta

 

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - December 16, 1989 (8,126)

The Genius pinned Paul Roma

Bad News Brown pinned Mark Young

Dino Bravo pinned Tito Santana

Brutus Beefcake fought Rick Martel to a double disqualification

The Hart Foundation fought The Rockers to a 20-minute time-limit draw

Jake Roberts pinned Ted Dibiase with the DDT

Mr. Perfect defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out after ramming the champion into the ringpost

 

NWA @ Philadelphia, PA – Civic Center – December 27, 1989 (2,100)

Rip Morgan & Jack Victory d. Tommy Rich & Ranger Ross

The Midnight Express d. The Dynamic Dudes

Heidi Lee Morgan d. Dusty Comet

Kevin Sullivan d. Hector Guerrero

Brian Pillman d. Michael Hayes by DQ

Arn Anderson & Sting d. The Dragon Master & Buzz Sawyer

The Road Warriors & Rick & Scott Steiner d. Doom & The Samoan Swat Team

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Lex Luger

 

The Philly war was very close at times and Crockett had the advantage on occasion but they didn't have enough firepower to knock off Vince.

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Baltimore was Ole's first salvo into the war with Vince and he was on TV a lot at this time going after WWF cryptically plus he was the first showing WWF workers jobbing to his guys in old clips. Ole hooked up with Gary Juster and they really pimped this show hard on TV.

 

APRIL 7, 1984 – BALTIMORE, MD - CIVIC CENTER

(Gary Juster – Promoter)

> Ernie Ladd d. the Mystery Man

> Tim Horner d. Jerry Brisco

> Sweet Brown Sugar d. the Spoiler

> Brad Armstrong d. Larry Zbyszko

> Wahoo McDaniel & King Kong Bundy d. the Road Warriors by DQ

> NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Jack Brisco

> National Television Title Match: Ron Garvin d. Jake Roberts © to win title

 

I don't have an attendance but they taped this show and in the clips it looked like a full house. The best part about this was Ole went out and interviewed fans who were overjoyed to see GCW talent in their town while burying Hulk Hogan & Andre the Giant by name with Ole cracking up.

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - April 8, 1984

Velvet McIntyre & Princess Victoria defeated Wendi Richter & Peggy Lee

SD Jones defeated Charlie Fulton

B. Brian Blair defeated Jose Luis Rivera

Tony Garea fought Rene Goulet to a draw

WWF Tag Team Champions Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas defeated the Wild Samoans

Bob Backlund fought Greg Valentine to a double disqualification

Iron Sheik defeated Sgt. Slaughter when the match was stopped due to blood

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - June 9, 1984

Tiger Chung Lee defeated SD Jones

Jesse Ventura defeated Tony Garea

Greg Valentine defeated Salvatore Bellomo; during the bout, the ropes broke

Jimmy Snuka defeated David Schultz

Sgt. Slaughter defeated Iron Sheik in a bootcamp match

Roddy Piper defeated Rocky Johnson

Terry Daniels defeated Samula

Ivan Putski defeated Bob Orton Jr.

 

JUNE 9, 1984 – BALTIMORE, MD - CIVIC CENTER

(Gary Juster – Promoter)

> Nikolai Volkoff d. King Kong Bundy

> Harley Race and Wahoo McDaniel went to a draw

> Ole Anderson d. Paul Ellering by DQ

> Brad Armstrong & Junkyard Dog d. Ted DiBiase & the Spoiler

> The Road Warriors battled Austin Idol & Jerry Lawler to a DDQ

> NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ric Flair © d. Ron Garvin

 

Head-to-head and I wish I had numbers.

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - August 18, 1984

Susan Starr defeated Peggy Lee

SD Jones defeated Rene Goulet

David Schultz defeated Rick McGraw

Big John Studd defeated Terry Daniels

Kamala defeated B. Brian Blair

Mr. Fuji defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Bob Orton Jr. fought Rocky Johnson to a draw

Jesse Ventura defeated Ivan Putski via disqualification

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff via count-out

 

AUGUST 18, 1984 – BALTIMORE, MD - CIVIC CENTER

(Gary Juster – Promoter)

> Steve Travis d. Davey G

> Jerry Oates d. Bob Roop

> Tim Horner d. 666 by DQ

> Ole Anderson & Jerry Oates d. the Assassins

> Ted DiBiase d. Brad Armstrong

> Larry Zbyszko versus Bruno Sammartino, Jr., ruled a NC

> NWA World Television Title Canadian Lumberjack Match: Ron Garvin d. Jake Roberts © to win title

 

Hogan is on the card now and I'm willing to bet that it made a big difference.

 

OCTOBER 11, 1984 – BALTIMORE, MD – CIVIC CENTER

(Gary Juster – Promoter)

> Bob Roop d. Jerry Oates

> The Hollywood Blonds d. The Lightning Express

> Tommy Rich d. Mr. Ito

> Dusty Rhodes & Ole Anderson versus the Road Warriors ruled a NC

> National Heavyweight Title Match: Ron Garvin d. Ted DiBiase ©

> Steel Cage Match for the NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Harley Race

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - October 18, 1984

The Tonga Kid defeated Mr. Fuji

The Spoiler defeated Rick McGraw

WWF Tag Team Champion Dick Murdoch defeated SD Jones

Nikolai Volkoff defeated Samula

David Sammartino defeated Moondog Spot

David Schultz defeated Bob Bradley

Ivan Putski defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Adrian Adonis via disqualification

WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine defeated Salvatore Bellomo

Andre the Giant & Junkyard Dog defeated Kamala & Big John Studd

 

DECEMBER 4, 1984 - BALTIMORE, MD

(Ole Anderson – Promoter)

> Ron Slinker d. Mr. Ito

> Ron Ritchie and Bob Roop went to a draw

> The Hollywood Blonds d. Jerry Oates & Frankie Lane

> Jimmy Valiant d. New York Assassin #1

> Tommy Rich, Ole Anderson, & Dusty Rhodes d. Paul Ellering & the Road Warriors

> Ric Flair versus Ronnie Garvin ended in a DCO

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - December 6, 1984

David Schultz vs. Samula

Rocky Johnson vs. Big John Studd

 

Not a full card here so I can't judge this one.

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - January 18, 1985

Nikolai Volkoff defeated SD Jones

Bob Bradley fought Charlie Fulton to a draw

George Wells defeated Johnny Rodz

Don Muraco defeated Bret Hart

Rene Goulet defeated Jose Luis Rivera

Jimmy Snuka defeated Bob Orton Jr.

Andre the Giant & Junkyard Dog defeated Ken Patera & Big John Studd

Wendi Richter defeated Judy Martin

Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Brutus Beefcake & Johnny V

 

PWUSA @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – January 22, 1985 (5,600)

Curt Hennig d. Doug Somers

Chick Donovan d. Larry Sharpe

Ron Starr d. Italian Stallion

Brian Adias fought Jim Brunzell to a draw

Ron Ritchie d. Rip Rogers

Ronnie Garvin d. Bob Roop

AWA World Tag Titles: Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson d. The Road Warriors © by DQ

Bob Backlund d. Masked Superstar by DQ

Tommy Rich & Sgt. Slaughter d. Bill & Scott Irwin

Tag Team Battle Royal: Bob Backlund & Sgt. Slaughter were the winners

 

PWUSA has now taken over in Baltimore with Juster still promoting the cards.

 

FEBRUARY 16, 1985 – BALTIMORE, MD - CIVIC CENTER

(Gary Juster – Promoter)

> Ole Anderson versus Wahoo McDaniel ruled a NC

> Ric Flair d. Sgt. Slaughter by DQ

> Magnum T. A. d. Doug Vines

> Denny Brown d. Keith Larsen

> Jimmy Valiant & Bob Backlund d. Billy Graham & the Barbarian by DQ

> Dick Slater d. Dory Funk, Jr.

> Manny Fernandez & Dusty Rhodes d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff

 

WWF @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – February 23, 1985

Brutus Beefcake vs. George Wells

Terry Gibbs vs. David Sammartino

Tony Atlas vs. Les Thornton

Swede Hanson vs. Jim Neidhart

Salvatore Bellomo vs. Johnny Valiant

WWF Women’s Title: Wendi Richter © vs. Leilani Kai

Lumberjack for the WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title: Greg Valentine © vs. Tito Santana

Andre the Giant & Blackjack Mulligan vs. Ken Patera & Big John Studd

 

It was also at this time that WWF would be having Spectrum shows the same day as the competition's shows in Baltimore.

 

FEBRUARY 24, 1985 – WASHINGTON, DC - ARMORY

(Gary Juster – Promoter)

> Manny Fernandez d. Mark Fleming

> Dory Funk, Jr., d. Pinky Larson

> Magnum T. A. d. J. J. Dillon

> Wahoo McDaniel d. Ricky Steamboat

> Dick Slater and Tully Blanchard went to a draw

> Jimmy Valiant & Dusty Rhodes d. Ron Bass & Black Bart

> Bob Backlund d. Ivan Koloff by DQ

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - March 9, 1985

Rick McGraw defeated Terry Gibbs

Jesse Ventura defeated SD Jones

Ricky Steamboat defeated Buddy Rose

Desiree Peterson defeated Penny Mitchell

Tony Atlas defeated Bob Orton Jr. via disqualifiation

Mr. Wrestling II defeated Moondog Spot

WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Don Muraco

 

MARCH 14, 1985 – BALTIMORE, MD - CIVIC CENTER

(Gary Juster – Promoter)

> Tom Zenk d. the Alaskan

> The Fabulous Freebirds d. the Rock & Roll RPMs

> Billy Graham and Manny Fernandez went to a draw

> Bob Backlund d. the Barbarian by DQ

> Tommy Rich and Tully Blanchard went to a draw

> Ole Anderson, Dusty Rhodes & Sgt. Slaughter d. Krusher Kruschev, Ivan & Nikita Koloff by DQ

> AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Mr. Saito

 

PWUSA @ Washington, DC – Armory – April 18, 1985

Larry Sharpe d. Sean O’Reilly

Handicap: Kamala d. Steve O & Tom Zenk

The Wild Samoans d. King Tonga & Masked Superstar

Tonga Kid d. Larry Zbyszko by DQ

AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff by DQ

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Bob Backlund by countout

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - April 18, 1985

Don Muraco defeated SD Jones

King Kong Bundy defeated Tony Garea

Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd & Bobby Heenan in a handicap match

Ricky Steamboat defeated Moondog Spot

The British Bulldogs defeated Charlie Fulton & Rene Goulet

Junkyard Dog & Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine & Paul Orndorff

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Brutus Beefcake

 

I don't know if PWUSA quit running the area for 4 months or what but I don't have results for them until August.

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - August 17, 1985

Featured Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura on commentary

Johnny V pinned Steve Lombardi at 5:04 with a clothesline and elbow drop; after the bout, Johnny V threw his opponent out to the floor (Amazing Managers)

Cousin Junior (w/ Hillbilly Jim) pinned Moondog Spot at 12:46 with a mule kick after Spot was distracted by Jim on the floor (Wrestling's Country Boys)

Adrian Adonis pinned Tony Garea at 9:57 with the DDT

Terry Funk defeated Salvatore Bellomo via submission with the sleeper at 10:47; after the bout, Funk branded his opponent

Junkyard Dog & Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji at 13:33 when Steamboat pinned Fuji with a sunset flip; after the match, JYD freed himself from the ring ropes and cleared the ring with his chain (Amazing Managers)

The Hart Foundation defeated Swede Hanson & Lanny Poffo at 10:37 when Bret pinned Hanson after Neidhart hit a clothesline to the back of the head

Randy Savage pinned Rick McGraw at 9:16 with the flying elbowsmash

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Brutus Beefcake at 12:35 with a roll up after Beefcake accidentally hit Johnny V with the running kneelift as V was on the ring apron (Hulkamania 2, Brutus 'the Barber' Beefcake)

 

PWUSA @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – August 17, 1985

Bob Backlund d. Larry Sharpe

Jimmy Valiant d. Paul Jones

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Larry Zbyszko

Dusty Rhodes battled Tully Blanchard to a no contest

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Magnum TA d. Ric Flair © by DQ

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Center - September 14, 1985

Featured Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary

Don Muraco defeated Steve Gatorwolf

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Lanny Poffo

Jim Neidhart pinned Davey Boy Smith with his feet outside the ring after Smith was dropped face-first on the top turnbuckle (The British Bulldogs)

Cousin Junior defeated Adrian Adonis via disqualification at 6:01 after Junior became tied up in the ring ropes and Adonis refused to stop beating on him; after the match, Hillbilly Jim made the save by hitting Adonis with his cowbell (Wrestling's Country Boys)

Big John Studd defeated Junkyard Dog

Prime Time Wrestling - 4/28/87: The Dynamite Kid pinned Bret Hart at 12:25 by blocking a suplex into the ring and reversing it into a roll up; after the bout, Jim Neidhart helped in double teaming Dynamite until Davey Boy Smith made the save (The British Bulldogs)

Junkyard Dog won a 21-man $50,000 battle royal; other participants included: Adrian Adonis, King Kong Bundy, Cousin Junior, the British Bulldogs, Uncle Elmer, Tony Garea, the Hart Foundation, Bobby Heenan, Cpl. Kirchner, Blackjack Mulligan, Don Muraco, Bob Orton Jr., Roddy Piper, Big John Studd, David Sammartino, Johnny V, and Steve Gatorwolf

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Greg Valentine

 

PWUSA @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – September 19, 1985

Billy Robinson d. Jerry Oske

Brad Rheingans d. Kevin Kelly

National Heavyweight Title: Black Bart © battled Ronnie Garvin to a no contest

Nick Bockwinkel & Larry Zbyszko d. Greg Gagne & Sgt. Slaughter by DQ

Dusty Rhodes fought Nikita Koloff to a draw

The Rock n Roll Express d. Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Magnum TA

 

PWUSA @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – November 24, 1985

Mike Moore d. Bill Irwin

Boris Zuhkov d. Larry Winters

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Kamala by DQ

Abdullah the Butcher & The Barbarian battled Superstar Billy Graham & Jimmy Valiant to a no contest

Magnum TA d. Buddy Landell

Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors d. Arn & Ole Anderson, & Tully Blanchard

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - December 1, 1985

Pedro Morales vs. Tiger Chung Lee

SD Jones vs. Rene Goulet

Scott McGhee vs. Terry Gibbs

Dan Spivey vs. Moondog Spot

Terry Funk vs. Junkyard Dog

Paul Orndorff vs. Big John Studd

Hillbilly Jim, Uncle Elmer, & Cousin Luke vs. Johnny V, WWF Tag Team Champions Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine (Best 2 out of 3 falls)

Andre the Giant vs. King Kong Bundy

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - December 25, 1985

Terry Funk vs. Junkyard Dog

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage

Also included 9 other bouts

 

PWUSA @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – December 30, 1985

Sherri Martel d. Debbie Combs

Ron Bass d. JJ Dillon

Arn & Ole Anderson d. Wahoo McDaniel & Baron Von Raschke

Arm Wrestling: Superstar Billy Graham d. The Barbarian

Superstar Billy Graham d. The Barbarian by DQ

The Road Warriors d. Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel d. Stan Hansen © by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Ronnie Garvin

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - January 25, 1986

Featured Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/3/86: SD Jones defeated Rene Goulet

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/3/86: George Wells defeated Barry O

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/3/86: Terry Funk defeated Dan Spivey

Prime Time Wrestling - 2/3/86: Randy Savage pinned Scott McGhee at 6:18 with the flying elbow drop; before and after the contest, Savage had a verbal confrontation with Gorilla Monsoon

The Hart Foundation defeated The British Bulldogs

Don Muraco (w/ Mr. Fuji) pinned Ricky Steamboat by hitting him in the throat with a foreign object after the referee took Fuji's cane from Steamboat (Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat)

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Hillbilly Jim defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd

 

JCP @ Washington, DC – DC Armory – January 30, 1986 (1,250)

Pez Whatley d. Pat Tanaka

Don Kernodle d. Gene Ligon

Ron Bass d. Black Bart

Arn Anderson fought Manny Fernandez to a draw

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - February 9, 1986

Scott McGhee fought Paul Christy to a draw

Hercules defeated Lanny Poffo

The Hart Foundation defeated The Killer Bees

Junkyard Dog defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage

Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco in a martial arts match

King Tonga defeated Tiger Chung Lee

King Kong Bundy defeated Hillbilly Jim

Hillbilly Jim vs. King Kong Bundy

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Terry Funk

 

PWUSA @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – February 20, 1986

Scott Hall d. Boris Zuhkov

Tully Blanchard d. Jimmy Valiant

Nick Bockwinkel battled Larry Zbyszko to a no contest

Magnum T.A. d. Baron Von Raschke

The Midnight Express d. The Rock n Roll Express

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Sgt. Slaughter d. Stan Hansen © by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes by DQ

Steel Cage Match: The Road Warriors d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – March 31, 1986

Mike Kahlua d. Tom Bradley

Jimmy Valiant d. Jimmy Garvin by DQ

US Heavyweight Title vs. National Heavyweight Title: Magnum TA © fought Tully Blanchard © to a draw

Cornette handcuffed to Valiant: The Midnight Express d. The Rock n Roll Express by DQ

Road Warrior Animal & Paul Ellering d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes by DQ

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - April 20, 1986

Pedro Morales defeated Hercules

Big John Studd defeated Tony Garea

Jake Roberts defeated SD Jones

Ricky Steamboat defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via count-out

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Dan Spivey via count-out

Adrian Adonis defeated Hillbilly Jim

Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Lanny Poffo

Greg Valentine, Brutus Beefcake, & Johnny V defeated Tito Santana, WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – April 26, 1986

Russian Chain: The Road Warriors d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - May 10, 1986

B. Brian Blair defeated Bret Hart

Jim Neidhart defeated Lanny Poffo

Dan Spivey defeated Paul Christy

King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd defeated Tony Atlas & Ted Arcidi

George Steele defeated Iron Sheik

Nikolai Volkoff defeated Cpl. Kirchner

Jake Roberts defeated Ricky Steamboat

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated Tito Santana

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – May 17, 1986

Denny Brown fought Steve Regal to a draw

Black Bart d. Sam Houston

Manny Fernandez d. Leo Burke

Steel Cage: The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette

Ronnie Garvin d. Arn Anderson

Magnum TA battled Tully Blanchard to a no contest

Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff, & Baron Von Raschke

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – June 14, 1986 (5,500)

Sam Houston d. Teijho Khan

Jimmy Garvin d. Italian Stallion

The Barbarian d. Todd Champion

Black Bart d. Hector Guerrero

Arn Anderson fought Manny Fernandez to a draw

The Midnight Express d. Ronnie Garvin & Wahoo McDaniel by DQ

Barbed Wire: Magnum TA d. Tully Blanchard

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - June 21, 1986

Bret Hart defeated Jim Powers

Tony Atlas fought Jim Neidhart to a draw

King Kong Bundy defeated Jose Luis Rivera (sub. for Ted Arcidi)

Sivi Afi defeated Paul Christy

King Tonga defeated Iron Sheik via disqualification

Cpl. Kirchner defeated Nikolai Volkoff in a bootcamp match

Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs via count-out

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated Tito Santana

 

JCP @ Washington, DC – RFK Stadium – July 3, 1986

Baron Von Raschke d. Italian Stallion

Jimmy Garvin d. Todd Champion

Don Kernodle d. Thunderfoot

Ole Anderson d. Hector Guerrero

Indian Strap Match: Wahoo McDaniel d. Arn Anderson

Manny Fernandez & Jimmy Valiant d. The Barbarian & Shaska Whatley

Taped Fist Match: Tully Blanchard d. Ronnie Garvin

Steel Cage Match: The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express

Baby Doll d. Jim Cornette

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes

Steel Cage Match: Magnum T.A. & The Road Warriors d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff & Krusher Khruschev

 

I don't have a number for this but it bombed.

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – July 19, 1986

Steve Regal d. Rocky King

Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev d. Manny Fernandez & Hector Guerrero

Ronnie Garvin d. Tully Blanchard

Wahoo McDaniel d. Jimmy Garvin

The Road Warriors d. The Midnight Express by DQ

Magnum TA d. Nikita Koloff

Dusty Rhodes & The Rock n Roll Express d. Arn & Ole Anderson, & Ric Flair

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - July 20, 1986

Jim Neidhart defeated Scott McGhee

Iron Sheik defeated Lanny Poffo

Sivi Afi defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Harley Race defeated Tony Atlas

Pedro Morales defeated Don Muraco via count-out

George Steele defeated Bob Orton Jr.

Junkyard Dog defeated King Kong Bundy via disqualification

WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs defeated Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine in a steel cage match

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - August 24, 1986 (20,000; sell out)

Cpl. Kirchner defeated Tiger Chung Lee

King Harley Race defeated SD Jones

Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik defeated Mike Rotundo & Dan Spivey

The Killer Bees defeated Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine

Adrian Adonis defeated Junkyard Dog

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated George Steele via count-out

Paul Orndorff defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – September 6, 1986 (9,800)

Denny Brown d. George South

Misty Blue d. Linda Dallas

Handicap: The Warlord d. The Thunderfeet

Jimmy Garvin d. Sam Houston

Baron Von Raschke d. Todd Bradford

Tully Blanchard d. Ronnie Garvin

Arn & Ole Anderson d. The Rock n Roll Express

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes by DQ

 

It was around this time that JCP would do Philly/Baltimore double shots.

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – October 9, 1986 (7,200)

Brad Armstrong d. Grim Reaper

Tim Horner fought Shaska Whatley to a draw

Ronnie Garvin d. Ivan Koloff

Jimmy Valiant d. Baron Von Raschke

Ronnie Garvin & Ricky Morton d. Arn & Ole Anderson by DQ

Dusty Rhodes d. Tully Blanchard

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dick Murdoch

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - October 17, 1986 (10,000)

Pedro Morales defeated the Red Demon

Cpl. Kirchner defeated Steve Lombardi

Junkyard Dog defeated Bob Bradley

Kamala defeated Lanny Poffo

Koko B. Ware defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Hercules fought Billy Jack Haynes to a draw

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated Honkytonk Man via count-out

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff in a steel cage match

 

JCP @ Washington, DC – DC Armory – November 15, 1986

The Barbarian d. Nelson Royal

Rick Rude d. Hector Guerrero

Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev fought The Lightning Express to a draw

Road Warrior Animal & Paul Ellering d. The Midnight Express by DQ

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express by DQ

The Super Powers d. Tully Blanchard & Ric Flair by DQ

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - November 22, 1986 (matinee)

Pedro Morales defeated Jack Crougar

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Steve Lombardi

Hillbilly Jim defeated Jimmy Jack Funk

Hercules defeated Koko B. Ware

Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine defeated the Tonga Kid & King Tonga

Kamala defeated King Kong Bundy

Roddy Piper & George Steele defeated Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr.

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – November 22, 1986 (14,000)

Larry Winters d. Ron Shaw

Ricky Lee Jones d. Rocky Kernodle

Hector Guerrero d. Tony Zane

Jimmy Valiant d. Gary Royal

Road Warrior Animal & Paul Ellering d. The Midnight Express by DQ

Texas Tornado: Arn & Ole Anderson d. The Kansas Jayhawks

Steel Cage: The Super Powers d. Tully Blanchard & Ric Flair

 

HUGE win for JCP there as Baltimore is starting to heat up.

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – December 13, 1986

Brad Armstrong d. Shaska Whatley

The Kansas Jayhawks d. Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev

Big Bubba Rogers d. Ronnie Garvin

The Road Warriors d. The Midnight Express

Bunkhouse Stampede won by Dusty Rhodes

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Nikita Koloff

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - December 25, 1986

Paul Roma defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Sivi Afi defeated Steve Lombardi

Sika defeated Jose Luis Rivera

Butch Reed defeated Jerry Allen

WWF Women’s Champion the Fabulous Moolah defeated Leilani Kai

The Hart Foundation defeated Cpl. Kirchner & Dick Slater

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake

Blackjack Mulligan defeated Nikolai Volkoff

Hercules defeated Koko B. Ware

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala via disqualification

 

WWF @ Baltimore, MD - Civic Center - December 30, 1986 (8,000)

Bruno Sammartino defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via count-out

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – January 5, 1987 (6,000)

Bill Dundee d. Alan West

Hector Guerrero d. Eddie Roberts

Jimmy Valiant d. Mark Fleming

Big Bubba Rogers d. Ricky Lee Jones

Jimmy Garvin d. Hector Guerrero

The Midnight Express d. Ronnie Garvin & Dick Murdoch

NWA World Tag Titles: The Rock n Roll Express d. Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude © by DQ

NWA World TV Title: Tully Blanchard © fought Barry Windham to a draw

 

Bruno still had some power even at the end of 1986 but there was no Flair on the B-More show either.

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - January 18, 1987

Ron Bass defeated SD Jones

Hercules defeated Lanny Poffo

George Steele defeated Iron Sheik

Dino Bravo defeated Billy Jack Haynes via count-out

The Killer Bees defeated Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr.

Junkyard Dog fought King Harley Race to a double count-out

Blackjack Mulligan (sub. for the Dynamite Kid) & WWF Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith defeated The Hart Foundation

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification

 

JCP @ Washington, DC – Armory – January 22, 1987

Brad Armstrong d. Jimmy Garvin by DQ

Arn Anderson vs. Barry Windham

Scaffold: The Midnight Express vs. The Road Warriors

 

WWF @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - January 31, 1987 (14,000)

Paul Roma defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Billy Jack Haynes fought Hercules to a draw

Blackjack Mulligan defeated Iron Sheik

Sivi Afi defeated Terry Gibbs

Kamala defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out

Nikolai Volkoff defeated Jerry Allen

Koko B. Ware defeated Honkytonk Man

The Killer Bees defeated Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr.

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – February 6, 1987 (11,000)

Bobby Jaggers d. Shaska Whatley

Dutch Mantell d. Ricky Lee Jones

Baron Von Raschke d. Thunderfoot

Denny Brown fought Hector Guerrero to a draw

The Rock n Roll Express d. Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude by DQ

Lex Luger d. Wahoo McDaniel

Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors d. Big Bubba Rogers & The Midinght Express

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © battled Nikita Koloff to a no contest

 

The battle is getting really hot here as both houses are great.

 

JCP @ Washington, DC – DC Armory – March 13, 1987 (3,200)

Mark Fleming d. Teijho Khan

Tim Horner d. Johnny Ace

Lazertron d. Shaska Whatley

The Kansas Jayhawks d. The Mod Squad

Wahoo McDaniel d. Big Bubba Rogers by DQ

Jimmy Garvin d. Dennis Condrey by DQ

Ronnie Garvin d. Bobby Eaton

Steel Cage Match: Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude d. The Rock n Roll Express

 

WWF @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – March 14, 1987

Jerry Allen vs. Ron Bass

The Assassin vs. Siva Afi

The Honky Tonk Man vs. George Steele

King Kong Bundy vs. Jake Roberts

Demolition vs. Mike Rotundo & Danny Spivey

Billy Jack Haynes, Junkyard Dog, & Ricky Steamboat vs. Hercules Hernandez, Harley Race, & Randy Savage

 

WWF @ Baltimore, MD - Civic Center - April 3, 1987

SD Jones defeated Jimmy Jack Funk

Ron Bass defated Nick Kiniski

The Can-Am Connection defeated the Shadows

Jim Duggan defeated Iron Sheik

Hercules pinned Billy Jack Haynes in a chain match

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated The British Bulldogs via disqualification

Jake Roberts defeated Bobby Heenan

Randy Savage defeated WWF IC Champion Ricky Steamboat via count-out

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – April 10, 1987 (9,300)

Crockett Cup: The Thunderfeet d. Bobby Jaggers & Rocky King

Crockett Cup: The Barbarian & Bill Dundee d. Tim Horner & Mike Rotundo

Crockett Cup: Teijho Khan & Shaska Whatley d. Lazer-Tron & Jimmy Valiant

Crockett Cup: Jimmy & Ronnie Garvin d. Italian Stallion & Ricky Lee Jones

Crockett Cup: Denny Brown & Chris Champion d. Bill & Randy Mulkey

Crockett Cup: Steve Keirn & George South battled Mike Graham & Nelson Royal to a DDQ

Crockett Cup: Bob & Brad Armstrong d. Ivan Koloff & Vladimir Petrov

Crockett Cup: The Mod Squad d. Wahoo McDaniel & Baron Von Raschke

Crockett Cup: Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude d. The Thunderfeet

Crockett Cup: The Super Powers d. The Barbarian & Bill Dundee

Crockett Cup: The Road Warriors d. Teijho Khan & Shaska Whatley

Crockett Cup: The Midnight Express d. Jimmy & Ronnie Garvin

Crockett Cup: Giant Baba & Isao Takagi d. Denny Brown & Chris Champion

Crockett Cup: Bob & Brad Armstrong d. Arn Anderson & Kevin Sullivan

Crockett Cup: Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger d. The Mod Squad

Steel Cage: Ole Anderson d. Big Bubba Rogers

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – April 11, 1987 (13,500)

Crockett Cup: Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger d. Bob & Brad Armstong

Crockett Cup: The Super Powers d. Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude

Crockett Cup: The Midnight Express d. The Road Warriors by DQ

Crockett Cup: Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger d. Giant Baba & Isao Takagi

Crockett Cup: The Super Powers d. The Midnight Express

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Barry Windham

Crockett Cup – Finals: The Super Powers d. Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger

 

Ambitious running on back to back nights but Crockett pulled off some really good numbers here.

 

WWF @ Baltimore, MD - Civic Center - April 25, 1987 (6,690)

SD Jones defeated Jimmy Jack Funk

Jim Duggan defeated Iron Sheik

Hercules defeated Billy Jack Haynes in a chain match

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated The British Bulldogs

Randy Savage defeated WWF IC Champion Ricky Steamboat via count-out

Jake Roberts defeated Bobby Heenan

Ron Bass defeated Nick Kiniski

The Can-Am Connection defeated the Shadows

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – May 8, 1987 (11,000)

Bob & Brad Armstrong fought The New Breed to a draw

Arn Anderson d. Tim Horner

Vladimir Petrov d. Baron Von Raschke

Lex Luger d. Ronnie Garvin by DQ

Russian Chain Match: Nikita Koloff d. Ivan Koloff

Dick Murdoch d. Dusty Rhodes

Texas Death Match: The Road Warriors d. Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Jimmy Garvin d. Ric Flair © by DQ

 

Savage/Steamboat bombed while JCP is on a roll here.

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - June 6, 1987

Ron Bass defeated Scott Casey

Sika defeated Cpl. Kirchner

WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah defeated Debbie Combs

The Islanders defeated Jim Powers & Paul Roma

Billy Jack Haynes fought Hercules to a draw

Brutus Beefcake, Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Greg Valentine, Dino Bravo, & Johnny V

WWF IC Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Randy Savage in a steel cage match; since Steamboat's loss of the title to Honkytonk Man on 6/2 had not aired, Steamboat was still in possession of the title

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – June 13, 1987 (5,200)

Ricky Morton d. Mark Fleming

Arn Anderson d. Kendall Windham

Manny Fernandez d. Brickhouse Brown

The Midnight Express d. The Southern Boys

Tully Blanchard d. Ronnie Garvin

Nikita Koloff d. Lex Luger by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Jimmy Garvin

 

JCP @ Landover, MD – Capital Centre – July 2, 1987

Eddie Gilbert d. Mark Fleming

Rocky King d. Thunderfoot II

Kendall Windham d. Thunderfoot

Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts d. Paul Jones & Ivan Koloff

Texas Death Match: Dick Murdoch d. Steve Williams

Louisville Street Fight: Big Bubba Rogers d. Barry Windham

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express by DQ

Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, & The Road Warriors d. Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Ric Flair, & Lex Luger

 

JCP finally gets to run the Cap Centre which was a big deal here.

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – July 12, 1987

Misty Blue d. Kat Leroux

Terry Gordy d. Thunderfoot

Rick Steiner d. Sting

Jimmy Garvin d. Manny Fernandez by DQ

The Midnight Express d. Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts

Barry Windham d. Big Bubba Rogers

Miss Atlanta Lively d. Bobby Eaton

Steve Williams d. Dick Murdoch

Nikita Koloff & The Road Warriors d. Arn Anderson, Ric Flair, & Lex Luger

Barbed Wire Match: Dusty Rhodes d. Tully Blanchard

 

WWF @ Baltimore, MD – Arena – July 25, 1987 (4,197)

Featured an appearance by Mr. T

Steve Lombardi defeated Jose Estrada

Lanny Poffo defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

Jim Brunzell & Junkyard Dog defeated Kamala & Sika

Don Muraco defeated Bob Orton Jr.

Ken Patera defeated Paul Orndorff

WWF Women’s Tag Team Champions Judy Martin & Leilani Kai defeated the Jumping Bomb Angels

George Steele defeated Danny Davis

 

Geez what a lineup.

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - July 31, 1987

Jerry Allen defeated Jose Estrada

Outback Jack defeated Frenchy Martin

Koko B. Ware defeated Nikolai Volkoff

Paul Orndorff fought Don Muraco to a double disqualification

Demolition defeated The British Bulldogs

Ken Patera & Superstar Billy Graham defeated Hercules & King Kong Bundy

Killer Khan defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out; after the bout, the British Bulldogs helped Hogan backstage, with the champion holding his eye

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – August 15, 1987 (5,000)

Steve Cox d. Thunderfoot

Lazertron fought Nelson Royal to a draw

Jimmy Valiant d. Angel of Death

Sting d. Eddie Gilbert by DQ

The Fabulous Freebirds d. Manny Fernandez & Shaska Whatley

The Road Warriors d. The Barbarian & Ivan Koloff

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair fought Ronnie Garvin to a 60:00 draw

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - August 22, 1987 (15,000)

Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Jerry Allen

Barry Horowitz & Steve Lombardi defeated Sivi Afi & Brady Boone

Don Muraco defeated Bob Orton Jr.

Ted Dibiase defeated Davey Boy Smith

Brutus Beefcake defeated Greg Valentine via disqualification when Johnny V interfered

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated Kamala & Sika

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Killer Khan in a Mongolian Stretcher Match

 

WWF @ Baltimore, MD - Civic Center - August 29, 1987 (12,000; sell out)

SD Jones defeated Barry Horowitz

Sika defeated Jerry Allen

Demolition defeated Chavo Guerrero & Sam Houston

WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri defeated the Fabulous Moolah

Butch Reed defeated Superstar Billy Graham

Tito Santana pinned Hercules

Junkyard Dog defeated Kamala via disqualification

Brutus Beefcake fought Ted Dibiase to a 20-minute time limit draw

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Bruno Sammartino defeated King Kong Bundy & the One Man Gang when Hogan pinned Bundy (Sammartino's last match for the company)

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – September 5, 1987 (11,000)

Ron Simmons d. The Barbarian

US Tag Titles: The Midnight Express © d. The Lightning Express

Chris Adams & Sting d. Rick Steiner & Terry Taylor

Barry Windham d. Eddie Gilbert

Steve Williams d. Ivan Koloff by DQ

Nikita Koloff battled Lex Luger to a no contest

Steel Cage Match: Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors d. Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, & Ric Flair

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - September 26, 1987

Jerry Allen pinned Frenchy Martin

Outback Jack pinned Iron Mike Sharpe

The One Man Gang pinned George Steele in under a minute

Tito Santana & Rick Martel defeated the Islanders

Paul Orndorff pinned King Kong Bundy in an Old Fashioned Whipping Match; Bobby Heenan was handcuffed to Ken Patera for the duration of the bout

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated Jim Powers & Paul Roma

Jim Duggan pinned WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man in a non-title match

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – October 17, 1987 (8,000)

Italian Stallion fought Samuari Warrior II to a draw

Kendall Windham d. Samurai Warrior I

Mike Rotundo d. Black Bart

Sting d. The Terminator

US Tag Titles: The Midnight Express © d. The Lightning Express

Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard d. The Rock n Roll Express

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ronnie Garvin © d. Ric Flair

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - October 18, 1987 (11,079)

Junkyard Dog vs. WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man

The British Bulldogs vs. WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation

Superstar Billy Graham vs. Butch Reed

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned the One Man Gang; Slick was the guest ring announcer for the bout

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - November 8, 1987

Hercules pinned Brady Boone

Virgil (sub. for Ted Dibiase) pinned Ivan Putski

Greg Valentine pinned George Steele

Brutus Beefcake pinned Dino Bravo

Demolition fought Ken Patera & Billy Jack Haynes to a double count-out

Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Killer Khan

WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated the Islanders in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match

WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man defeated Randy Savage via count-out

 

JCP @ Washington, DC – DC Armory – November 21, 1987

The Barbarian fought Kevin Sullivan to a draw

Sting d. Larry Zbyszko by DQ

Steve Williams d. Rick Steiner

Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes d. Eddie Gilbert & Terry Taylor

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ronnie Garvin © d. Arn Anderson

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express

The Road Warriors d. Tully Blanchard & Ric Flair by DQ

Dusty Rhodes d. Lex Luger

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - December 7, 1987 (11,000)

Dino Bravo pinned Hillbilly Jim

The Islanders defeated The British Bulldogs

Rick Rude pinned Junkyard Dog; after the bout, JYD challenged Rude to an immedate rematch

Junkyard Dog defeated Rick Rude

King Harley Race pinned Jim Duggan after hitting him with a foreign object

The Ultimate Warrior pinned Iron Mike Sharpe

Randy Savage defeated WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man via disqualification in a lumberjack match after the Islanders interfered

Saturday Night's Main Event #14 - shown 1/2/88 on NBC:

WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff at 7:56 in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-0; Martel defeated Zhukov with the Boston Crab at 4:26; Santana pinned Zhukov after a miscommunication from the challengers

Jake Roberts pinned Sika (w/ Mr. Fuji) at 3:30 with a roll up after Sika hit the corner; after the match, Roberts hit the DDT on Fuji

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned King Kong Bundy (w/ Andre the Giant) with the legdrop at 12:04 after Hulking up from two Avalanches and a splash; after the match, Andre attacked Hogan from behind

Greg Valentine defeated Koko B. Ware via submission at 7:28 with the figure-4; during the match, Brutus Beefcake came ringside to distract Valentine but was soon sent backstage by the referee

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Arena – December 12, 1987

The Barbarian fought Sting to a draw

Nikita Koloff d. Eddie Gilbert

Steve Williams d. Terry Taylor

Larry Zbyszko d. Mighty Wilbur by countout

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Michael Hayes by DQ

25 Man Bunkhouse Stampede won by Road Warrior Hawk

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - December 27, 1987 (matinee) (13,000)

Barry Horowitz pinned Jerry Allen

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated the Conquistador

Ron Bass pinned Outback Jack

George Steele defeated Sika via count-out

Greg Valentine pinned Brutus Beefcake after hitting him with a foreign object

Ted Dibiase pinned Ricky Steamboat

The Islanders defeated The Killer Bees

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Andre the Giant & King Kong Bundy when Bigelow pinned Bundy with a splash at 5:42 after Hogan hit the legdrop

Also included a midget tag team match

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – January 3, 1988

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Michael Hayes

 

WWF @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - January 30, 1988 (5,500)

Danny Davis vs. Sam Houston

Sherri Martel vs. Velvet McIntyre

The Bolsheivks vs. The Young Stallions

Sika vs. Koko B. Ware

Dino Bravo vs. George Steele

Ricky Steamboat fought Rick Rude to a double disqualification

WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated The Hart Foundation

WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man & Greg Valentine defeated Randy Savage & Brutus Beefcake

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – February 12, 1988

Ron Simmons d. The Terminator

Arn Anderson d. Kendall Windham

Jimmy Garvin fought Mike Rotundo to a draw

The Powers of Pain battled Road Warrior Hawk & Paul Ellering to a no contest

Ronnie Garvin & Lex Luger d. Tully Blanchard & Ric Flair by DQ

Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, Barry Windham, & Misty Blue d. The Midnight Express, Dick Murdoch, & Jim Cornette

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - February 21, 1988

Brady Boone defeated Steve Lombardi

George Steele fought Sika to a double disqualification

Butch Reed defeated Don Muraco

Koko B. Ware defeated Dino Bravo

Ricky Steamboat fought Rick Rude to a double count-out

WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri defeated Rockin Robin

Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau

Randy Savage, WWF Tag Team Chapions Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man, Bret Hart, & Jim Neidhart

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – March 10, 1988

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Sting

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - March 12, 1988 (matinee) (8,500)

SD Jones pinned Johnny V

Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated The Killer Bees

Andre the Giant pinned Bam Bam Bigelow with a boot to the face at around the 3-minute mark

Dino Bravo pinned Koko B. Ware

Hulk Hogan pinned Virgil (w/ Ted Dibiase)

WWF Women's Tag Team Champions the Jumping Bomb Angels defeated Judy Martin & Leilani Kai

Brutus Beefcake defeated Greg Valentine via disqualification when Jimmy Hart interfered

Don Muraco & George Steele defeated the One Man Gang & Butch Reed

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – March 12, 1988 (8,000)

Ricky Santana d. Gary Royal

Rick Steiner d. Kendall Windham

Shane Douglas d. Black Bart

Jimmy Garvin d. Mike Rotundo by DQ

Lex Luger & Barry Windham d. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard by DQ

Ladder: The Road Warriors d. The Powers of Pain

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Sting

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Arena – April 9, 1988 (9,000)

Chris Champion fought Tiger Conway Jr. to a draw

Shaska Whatley d. Italian Stallion

Rick Steiner & Kevin Sullivan d. Ricky Santana & Kendall Windham

NWA World TV Title: Mike Rotundo © fought Nikita Koloff to a draw

The Fantastics d. The Midnight Express by DQ

Ivan Koloff & The Powers of Pain d. Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Sting

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - April 24, 1988 (4,500)

Barry Horowitz pinned Jose Luis Rivera

Brady Boone pinned Steve Lombardi

Dino Bravo defeated Ken Patera via forfeit after Bravo attacked Patera during an arm-wrestling contest as Bravo was about to lose; as a result of the attack, Patera was unable to compete

Bret Hart fought Bad News Brown to a draw

The Ultimate Warrior pinned Hercules

Bam Bam Bigelow vs. the One Man Gang

WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri defeated Desiree Peterson

WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated Tito Santana & Rick Martel when Santana was pinned after being distracted by Mr. Fuji

Ted Dibiase defeated WWF World Champion Randy Savage via count-out after Virgil pushed the champion off the top to the floor as Savage attempted the flying elbowsmash

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – May 7, 1988 (5,500)

Larry Zbyszko d. Johnny Ace

Dick Murdoch d. Mighty Wilbur

Barry Windham d. Tim Horner

The Fantastics d. The Midnight Express

Nikita Koloff battled Al Perez to a no contest

The Road Warriors d. The Sheepherders

Dusty Rhodes & Steve Williams d. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard by DQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Sting

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - June 4, 1988 (8,000)

Conquistador #1 pinned Jerry Allen

Bret Hart fought Bad News Brown to a double disqualification

Bam Bam Bigelow pinned the One Man Gang

The Ultimate Warrior, Rick Martel, & Tito Santana defeated Mr. Fuji & WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition

Andre the Giant pinned Jim Duggan

Don Muraco pinned Hercules

Jake Roberts fought Rick Rude to a double count-out

 

It's interesting to see that Roberts/Rude drew 3,500 more fans than DiBiase/Savage.

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – June 11, 1988 (5,500)

Brad Armstrong d. Bounty Hunter

Ivan Koloff d. Larry Winters

Al Perez d. Mark Fleming

The Powers of Pain d. Ronnie Garvin & Mighty Wilbur

Mike Rotundo fought Steve Williams to a draw

Nikita Koloff & Sting d. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard by DQ

Dusty Rhodes & Lex Luger battled Ric Flair & Barry Windham to a no contest

 

WWF @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - June 25, 1988 (7,000)

WWF World Champion Randy Savage vs. Ted Dibiase

 

JCP @ Great American Bash 88 - Baltimore, MD - Arena - July 10, 1988 (13,000)

Rick Steiner & Dick Murdoch defeated Tim Horner & Kendall Windham

Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone on commentary:

Nikita Koloff & Sting fought NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (w/ JJ Dillon) to a 20-minute time-limit draw at 20:07; the bell rang as Sting had Blanchard caught in the Scorpion Deathlock, making some fans believe there was a title change; after the bout, Sting & Koloff left ringside with the belts (Ric Flair & the 4 Horsemen)

Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers to win the titles when Eaton pinned Fulton after hitting him in the face with a chain after referee Tommy Young was knocked down; pre-match stipulations stated the champions would get to whip Cornette 10 times if they won; Cornette was hung above the ring in a shark cage and wearing a straight jacket for the duration of the bout; after the match, Fulton assaulted Eaton with the chain before he and Rogers chased Cornette into the ring and lashed him 10 times

Jimmy & Ron Garvin, the Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering), & Steve Williams defeated Kevin Sullivan, NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda, Al Perez (w/ Gary Hart), the Russian Assassin, & Ivan Koloff (w/ Paul Jones) in a Tower of Doom match when Sullivan knocked Jimmy out of the cage after Precious gave Jimmy the key to unlock it; stipulations for the bout stated a wrestler from each team would enter at 2-minute intervals and would battle down the three cages; the team to get to the bottom first would have to go through Precious, who had the only key to the lock; after the bout, Sullivan locked himself in the cage with Precious, with Jimmy then climbing back to the top of the cage and going through each level to get back to Sullivan, with Road Warrior Hawk making the save as Garvin freed Precious

NWA US Champion Barry Windham (w/ JJ Dillon) pinned Dusty Rhodes with the claw after Ron Garvin interfered and knocked Rhodes out with a punch after referee Tommy Young was knocked down; after the bout, Steve Williams tended to Rhodes in the ring; moments later, footage backstage showed Garvin celebrating with Gary Hart and Dillon

NWA World Champion Ric Flair (w/ JJ Dillon) defeated Lex Luger when referee Tommy Young, under orders of the athletic commissioner at ringside, stopped the bout due to Luger bleeding above the eye as Luger had Flair caught in the Torture Rack; after the bout, Sting, Steve Williams, and Nikita Koloff came out to celebrate Luger's victory until the official decision was announced

 

The Bash PPV was a big hit in Baltimore but it had that god awful finish for the Flair/Luger match.

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - July 16, 1988 (9,000)

Sam Houston defeated Jos LeDuc

The Powers of Pain defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition via count-out

Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated The British Bulldogs

Dino Bravo pinned Bret Hart

Greg Valentine pinned Don Muraco

WWF World Champion Randy Savage & Brutus Beefcake defeated Ted Dibiase & WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man when Savage pinned Dibiase after Virgil's interference backfired

 

JCP @ Landover, MD – Capital Centre – July 30, 1988 (8,500)

Tim Horner d. Rick Steiner

Bugsy McGraw fought Larry Zbyszko to a draw

Dick Murdoch d. Rip Morgan

Russian Assassin d. Mighty Wilbur

Brad Armstrong & Ricky Morton d. The Sheepherders

Handicap Bunkhouse: The Fantastics d. The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette

Mike Rotundo battled Steve Williams to a double countout

Tower of Doom: Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, The Road Warriors, Sting, & Paul Ellering d. The Four Horsemen, Kevin Sullivan, & JJ Dillon

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - August 20, 1988

Terry Taylor pinned DJ Peterson

Curt Hennig (sub. for Iron Sheik) defeated Lanny Poffo

The Big Bossman pinned Sam Houston

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated The Hart Foundation

King Haku fought Tito Santana to a draw

The Powers of Pain defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov

The Ultimate Warrior defeated WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man via disqualification

WWF World Champion Randy Savage fought Andre the Giant to a double count-out

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – September 3, 1988 (11,000)

Brad Armstrong, Ricky Morton, & Ron Simmons d. The Sheepherders & Larry Zbyszko

The Fantastics d. Ivan Koloff & Russian Assassin

Nikita Koloff d. Rip Morgan

Mike Rotundo d. Steve Williams by DQ

Dick Murdoch d. Kevin Sullivan by DQ

Dusty Rhodes & Sting d. Al Perez & Barry Windham

Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard battled The Midnight Express to a no contest

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Lex Luger d. Ric Flair © by DQ

 

They bring Flair/Luger back and it draws another damn good house so it's working for now.

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Center - September 17, 1988 (7,500)

The Big Bossman pinned Jim Powers

Iron Mike Sharpe pinned Tommy Angel

The Powers of Pain defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov

Brutus Beefcake defeated Ron Bass via disqualification

Jake Roberts pinned Rick Rude

Mr. Perfect pinned Jim Brunzell

King Haku pinned Koko B. Ware

Hulk Hogan pinned Ted Dibiase

 

JCP @ Washington, DC – Armory – September 24, 1988 (6,100)

Al Perez d. Italian Stallion

The Russian Assassins d. The Sheepherders

Mike Rotundo fought Steve Williams to a draw

Sting battled Barry Windham to a double countout

Dusty Rhodes d. Kevin Sullivan

The Midnight Express d. The Fantastics

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Lex Luger d. Ric Flair © by DQ

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - October 15, 1988 (2,800)

Jim Powers defeated Conquistador #1

Terry Taylor pinned B. Brian Blair

Hercules defeated Danny Davis via submission

Ted Dibiase pinned Ken Patera

The Barbarian pinned Boris Zhukov

Dino Bravo defeated Jim Duggan via disqualification

Brutus Beefcake defeated Ron Bass

Bad News Brown defeated WWF World Champion Randy Savage via count-out

 

JCP @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – October 16, 1988 (6,000)

Eddie Gilbert fought Larry Zbyszko to a draw

The Fantastics d. Rick Steiner & Kevin Sullivan

The Midnight Express d. The Road Warriors by DQ

U.S. Heavyweight Title: Barry Windham © d. Sting by countout

The Russian Assassins d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff

Al Perez d. Ron Simmons

NWA World TV Title: Mike Rotundo © d. Italian Stallion

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Steiner d. Ric Flair © by DQ

 

JCP still holding an edge here even with Rick Steiner in the main event.

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Center - November 20, 1988 (2,500)

The Blue Blazer pinned Danny Davis

The Rockers defeated the Conquistadors

Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated Paul Roma & Jim Powers

Ted Dibiase pinned Hercules after Virgil interfered

The Big Bossman defeated Hillbilly Jim

WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated Honkytonk Man via disqualification

WWF World Champion Randy Savage pinned Bad News Brown

 

NWA @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - November 23, 1988 (9,000)

Steve Williams, Ron Simmons, Eddie Gilbert, the Sheepherders, Al Perez, and Abdullah the Butcher were all scheduled to appear but did not; Abdullah was touring Japan

Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose defeated the Italian Stallion & Joey Maggs

Tommy Rogers pinned Rip Morgan

Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Ted Tyson & Tony Stetson

Bobby Fulton defeated NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda via disqualification at the 17-minute mark

Ivan & Nikita Koloff defeated the Russian Assassins in a chain match when Nikita pinned Assassin #2

Dusty Rhodes (w/ Bam Bam Bigelow) defeated NWA US Champion Barry Windham to win the title via submission with a sleeper; after intermission, it was announced Windham was still the champion since he knocked out the first referee with a foreign object as he was caught in the sleeper and Rhodes was awarded the match via disqualification

Sting & Lex Luger fought NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors to a double count-out at the 13-minute mark

NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Rick Steiner at the 15-minute mark with his feet on the ropes for leverage

 

Fucking amazing in that Flair/Steiner was just destroying Savage/Bad News at the box office.

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - December 26, 1988 (12,500)

The Blue Blazer pinned Conquistador #1 (Jose Estrada)

Steve Lombardi pinned Jim Powers

Danny Davis pinned Lanny Poffo

The Red Rooster defeated Koko B. Ware

Hulk Hogan defeated the Big Bossman via count-out

Ron Garvin fought Greg Valentine to a draw

Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated The Rockers

Jim Duggan pinned Dino Bravo

WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated Honkytonk Man in a steel cage match

 

NWA @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - January 7, 1989 (5,500)

Al Perez & Larry Zbyzsko defeated Dustin Rhodes & Kendall Windham

The Junkyard Dog defeated Russian Assassin #1

Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose defeated the Fantastics

Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, & Sting defeated NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors & Paul Ellering

Jim Cornette won a manager's bunkhouse battle royal

NWA US Champion Barry Windham defeated Eddie Gilbert

NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Sting

NWA Tag Team Champion Road Warrior Hawk won a bunkhouse battle royal

 

OUCH............Hogan/Bossman was a hot program that people forget about how hot it was and it crushes Flair/Sting here.

 

NWA @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - February 23, 1989 (2,400)

Kendall Windham defeated Bob Bradley

Steve Casey defeated Russian Assassin #1

NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams defeated NWA US Champion Lex Luger & Michael Hayes

NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat & Eddie Gilbert defeated Ric Flair & Barry Windham

Barry Windham defeated Eddie Gilbert

NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Kendall Windham

NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair

NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner defeated Kevin Sullivan

NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors defeated Ivan Koloff & Dick Murdoch

 

WWF @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - March 3, 1989 (6,500)

King Haku pinned Tito Santana

Koko B. Ware defeated Nikolai Volkoff via disqualification

The Red Rooster defeated the Brooklyn Brawler

The Bushwhackers defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau

Bret Hart fought Honkytonk Man to a double count-out

Hercules fought Mr. Perfect to a time-limit draw

Jake Roberts & WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated Andre the Giant & Rick Rude when Warrior pinned Rude

 

The tide has turned mighty quick here.

 

NWA @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - March 18, 1989 (matinee) (5,000)

Eddie Gilbert defeated Bob Bradley

Butch Reed fought Dick Murdoch to a draw

Michael Hayes defeated Joey Maggs

Sting defeated Kendall Windham

Rick Steiner defeated Kevin Sullivan

NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham

NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors defeated Steve Williams & NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda

NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair

 

NWA @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - March 31, 1989 (5,000)

The Great Muta defeated Steve Casey

Eddie Gilbert defeated Kendall Windham

Michael Hayes defeated Joey Maggs

The Junkyard Dog defeated the Iron Sheik via count-out

Dan Spivey & Kevin Sullivan defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane

Rick Steiner defeated Mike Rotunda via disqualification

Sting defeated Butch Reed

NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team

NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Steve Williams

NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair

 

NWA @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – April 29, 1989 (3,300)

Shane Douglas d. The Raider

Butch Reed d. Bob Emory

Rick Steiner d. Joey Maggs

Eddie Gilbert d. Great Muta by DQ

The Samoan Swat Team d. Steve Casey & Junkyard Dog

Dick Murdoch d. Bob Orton Jr. by DQ

Sting d. Danny Spivey

The Road Warriors d. Mike Rotundo & Steve Williams

Lex Luger & Ricky Steamboat d. Ric Flair & Michael Hayes

 

NWA @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - May 27, 1989 (5,000)

Family Appreciation Night - all children 12 years or under could get in for $5, no matter where they sat

Ron Simmons defeated Ranger Ross

Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeatd Jack Victory & the Raider

Mike Rotunda defeated Scott Steiner

Dick Murdoch defeated Bill Irwin

The Road Warriors fought the Samoan Swat Team to a no contest

NWA TV Champion Sting defeated the Great Muta via disqualification

Ricky Steamboat defeated Butch Reed

NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Michael Hayes in a Badstreet Match

 

NWA @ Landover, MD - Capitol Centre - June 22, 1989 (4,200)

The first stop of the Great American Bash tour

Bill Irwin defeated Joey Maggs

Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated the New Zealand Militia

Norman pinned Steve Casey

Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Ron Simmons & Al Greene

The Road Warriors fought the Samoan Swat Team to a no contest

Sting won a 2-ring battle royal; after the bout, Terry Funk attacked Sting and branded him, with Sting then being taken backstage on a stretcher; due to the injury, Funk won his scheduled match against Sting via forfeit

Mike Rotunda & Dan Spivey defeated Scott Hall & Brian Pillman

The Great Muta defeated Eddie Gilbert via count-out in a Dragon Shi match after Gary Hart interfered

Terry Gordy, NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Steve Williams, Rick & Scott Steiner

NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Ricky Steamboat

 

WWF @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - July 14, 1989 (14,000; sell out)

The Governor of Maryland was in attendance and had photos taken by the press with him next to Hulk Hogan

Sam Houston (sub. for the Blue Blazer) defeated the Brooklyn Brawler

Jimmy Snuka pinned Honkytonk Man

The Barbarian pinned Jim Neidhart

Dino Bravo pinned Hercules

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated The Rockers

Dusty Rhodes pinned Ted Dibiase

Randy Savage defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out

 

WWF returns to Baltimroe after being away for months and just blow the doors off but NWA would answer back.

 

Great American Bash 89 - Baltimore, MD - Arena - July 23, 1989 (matinee) (12,500; sell out)

Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Bob Caudle on commentary:

Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey co-won a 2-ring $50,000 battle royal; Vicious won ring 1 by last eliminating Brian Pillman and Spivey won ring 2 by last eliminating Steve Williams following interference from Mike Rotunda; the winners of the two rings would have wrestled in a one-on-one bout to determine the winner but Teddy Long said his two men would split the winner's purse; other participants included: Rick & Scott Steiner, Terry Gordy, Kevin Sullivan, Eddie Gilbert, Ron Simmons, Ranger Ross, and Scott Hall

Brian Pillman pinned Bill Irwin at 10:18 with a crossbody from ring 2 into ring 1 as Irwin was arguing with referee Nick Patrick

Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey (w/ Teddy Long) defeated Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace at 10:11 when Spivey pinned Ace with a modified spike powerbomb and a botched powerbomb

Jim Cornette defeated Paul E. Dangerously in a tuxedo match at around the 6:30 mark after kicking Dangerously's powder into his own face (The World's Greatest Wrestling Managers)

Rick & Scott Steiner (w/ Missy Hyatt) defeated Kevin Sullivan & Mike Rotunda in a Texas Tornado match at 4:42 when Scott hit a crossbody off the top onto Sullivan as Sullivan had Rick in the air, with both Steiners falling on Sullivan for the win

NWA TV Champion Sting (w/ Eddie Gilbert) pinned the Great Muta (w/ Gary Hart) with a back suplex into a bridge at 8:40; after the bout, Sting was announced as the winner after referee Tommy Young made the 3-count but the finish was disputed by original referee Nick Patrick who said Muta had won; moments later, as Young explained the situation to Sting and Gilbert, Muta and Hart left ringside in possession of the title belt

NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification at 10:26 when Steamboat shoved down referee Tommy Young as Young attempted to grab a steel chair from the challenger, which Luger brought in the ring moments earlier; prior to the bout, the challenger came to the ring with his wife and young son and carrying a komodo dragon; the match was to have been No DQ but prior to the bout Luger said he wouldn't put the title on the line unless Steamboat dropped the stipulation, with NWA official Gary Juster and Steamboat eventually agreeing; after the match, Steamboat repeatedly hit Luger with the chair before chasing him backstage

The Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering), Steve Williams, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hays & Jim Garvin, Terry Gordy, & the Samoan Swat Team (w/ Paul E. Dangerously) in a Wargames match at around the 22-minute mark when Garvin submitted to a hangman's neckbreaker by Road Warrior Hawk; after the bout, the heels closed the door shut as Road Warrior Animal was assaulted inside the ring for several moments before Hawk made the save

NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Terry Funk (w/ Gary Hart) at around the 17-minute mark by reversing an inside cradle after Funk avoided the figure-4; after the bout, Flair punched out Hart before the Great Muta sprayed green mist into Flair's eyes, with Muta and Funk double teaming the champion and assaulting him with the title belt before Sting made the save for a bloody Flair; just as Sting started to be double teamed as well, Flair made a comeback, assaulted Funk around ringside, and threw Muta to the floor; Flair & Sting eventually brawled with Funk & Muta down the aisle; during the closing moments of the show, Ross announced the TV Title had been held up as a result of the Sting / Muta match earlier in the card

 

NWA @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - August 25, 1989 (4,610)

Ranger Ross pinned Al Greene

The New Zealand Militia defeated the Ding Dongs

Ron Simmons pinned Brad Anderson

Brian Pillman pinned Norman

Bobby Eaton fought Dan Spivey to a double count-out

Rick & Scott Steiner defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin via disqualification

Sting defeated the Great Muta via disqualification

NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Tommy Rich

The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team in a steel cage match

NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Terry Funk in a Texas Death Match when Funk couldn't meet the referee's standing 10-count after submitting to Flair's figure-4 in the fifth fall of the bout

 

Amazing that Flair/Funk in a Texas Death rematch a month later had a 7,500 fan dropoff.

 

NWA @ Landover, MD – Capital Centre – September 9, 1989 (4,000)

The NWA’s last show at the arena after the WWF demanded exclusivity rights

The New Zealand Militia d. Scott Hall & Ranger Ross

Eddie Gilbert d. Ron Simmons

Mike Rotundo fought Steve Williams to a draw

The Skyscrapers battled Rick & Scott Steiner to a double countout

Sting d. The Great Muta by DQ

Lex Luger d. Eddie Gilbert

Texas Death for the NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dick Slater

 

NWA @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - October 14, 1989 (4,500)

Tommy Rich defeated the Cuban Assassin

Tom Zenk defeated Bill Irwin

Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated the New Zealand Militia

Terry Funk defeated Brian Pillman

Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated the Road Warriors via disqualification

NWA US Champion Lex Luger fought Sting to a no contest

NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Rick & Scott Steiner

NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA TV Champion the Great Muta via disqualification

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - November 25, 1989 (matinee) (6,000)

Al Perez defeated the Brooklyn Brawler

Haku pinned Paul Roma

The Hart Foundation fought The Rockers to a draw

Randy Savage pinned Jim Duggan

Jake Roberts defeated Ted Dibiase via disqualification

Tito Santana defeated Bad News Brown via count-out

 

NWA @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - November 25, 1989

Doom defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner via disqualification

NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA TV Champion the Great Muta via disqualification

 

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - December 26, 1989 (matinee)

Tito Santana defeated Bob Bradley

Honkytonk Man defeated the Red Rooster

Tugboat defeated Dale Wolfe

WWF Tag Team Champions Andre the Giant & Haku defeated Demolition via count-out

Jake Roberts pinned Ted Dibiase; Virgil was banned from ringside for the duration of the bout

Koko B. Ware pinned Iron Mike Sharpe

Roddy Piper defeated Rick Rude in a steel cage match by climbing over the top

 

NWA @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - December 28, 1989

NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA US Champion Lex Luger via disqualification

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I think there are a lot of other cities in FL that they hit. It's hard to tell the attendance as Graham doesn't always have it. But some debute shows:

 

12/26/84 Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Coliseum

 

August 15, 1985 - Pensacola, FL - Civic Center

 

August 16 or 17, 1985 - Ft. Myers, FL - Lee Civic Center

 

WWF @ Tampa, FL - August 18, 1985 (9,365; sell out)

 

Graham has that as their first show, and Hogan is on it.

 

WWF @ Orlando, FL - Orange County Convention Center - August 19, 1985 (3,000 w/o Hogan)

 

WWF @ Tampa, FL - SunDome - December 19, 1985 - SNME

 

Just doing a ", fl - " search for shows:

 

1984 - 7

1985 - 34

1986 - 24

1987 - 28

1988 - 22

 

I suspect similar to 1985 that we'll find them in all the major cities: Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando.

 

The other thing we need to remember is that it's not just about drawing fans to house shows: Vince was expanding the revenue channels to PPV, merchandise, videos, TV (SNME), etc. Florida is full of a lot of fans. Prior to Hogan: FL wasn't part of the WWF. After Hogan, Florida was and is part of the WWF's "territory" though ups and downs.

 

John

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Quick add to NY:

 

You want to get in the Meadowlands and Long Island numbers for the WWF as well. I did this once before in a thread to show how Hogan wasn't in MSG as much because he was also used as an anchor for Meadowlands and Long Island cards.

 

There was the Hogan-Muraco series from 04/22/85 to 06/21/85. After that, he wasn't back until 12/30/85. So for 1985-86 (with the Jan 87 completion of a feud):

 

02/18/85 MSG: Hogan vs Piper

03/08/85 Long Island: Hogan vs Ventura

03/31/85 MSG: Mania

04/22/85 MSG: Hogan vs Muraco

05/10/85 Long Island: Hogan vs Orton (SNME)

05/20/85 MSG: Hogan vs Muraco

06/21/85 MSG: Hogan vs Muraco

06/26/85 Long Island: Hogan & Orndorff vs Studd & Orton

08/02/85 Meadowlands: Hogan vs Beefcake

10/03/85 Meadowlands: Hogan vs Volkoff (SNME)

11/01/85 Long Island: Hogan vs Ventura

12/05/85 Long Island: Hogan & Tito vs Savage & Ventura

12/30/85 MSG: Hogan vs Savage

01/27/86 MSG: Hogan vs Savage

02/17/86 MSG: Hogan vs Savage

03/10/86 Meadowlands: Hogan vs Studd

04/07/86 Long Island: Hogan vs Bundy (from LA at Mania)

04/22/86 MSG: Hogan & Hillbilly Jim vs Studd & Bundy

05/08/86 Meadowlands: Hogan vs Muraco

06/22/86 Meadowlands: Hogan vs Adonis

07/17/86 Meadowlands: Hogan vs Adonis

08/04/86 Meadowlands: Hogan vs Adonis

09/22/86 MSG: Hulk Machine * Big & Super Machine vs Bundy & Studd & Heenan

10/03/86 Long Island: Hogan vs Orndorff

11/03/86 Long Island: Hogan vs Orndorff

11/24/86 MSG: Hogan & Piper vs Orndorff & Race

12/01/86 Long Island: Hogan vs Orndorff

12/08/86 Meadowlands: Hogan vs Savage

12/26/86 MSG: Hogan vs Kamala

01/05/87 Meadowlands: Hogan & Steamboat vs Savage & HTM

01/19/87 MSG: Hogan vs Kamala

 

31 matches (30 we you kick out Mania II, but Hogan really was the draw at *every* venue that night).

 

Just 13 of them were in MSG.

 

Basically, Hogan was being spread around the New York area, helping block rivals from all three major venue, and giving WWF fans a lot of different matches/cards to chose from in a given month.

 

John

The war for New York got kicking on February 18, 1985 so let's look at Nassau Coliseum & Meadowlands. Notice the differences yet again when Hogan is on top than when he is not.

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - March 8, 1985

Brutus Beefcake defeated Rick McGraw

Mr. Wrestling II defeated Moondog Spot

Ricky Steamboat defeated Buddy Rose

Bob Orton Jr. defeated SD Jones

Velvet McIntyre defeated Peggy Patterson

Andre the Giant & Junkyard Dog fought Big John Studd & Ken Patera to a draw

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Jesse Ventura

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - May 3, 1985

The British Bulldogs fought The Hart Foundation to a draw

Tony Atlas defeated Rene Goulet

King Kong Bundy defeated Tony Garea

Junkyard Dog defeated Brutus Beefcake

Ricky Steamboat & Jimmy Snuka defeated Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. via disqualification

Don Muraco defeated Bob Bradley

WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter defeated Lelani Kai

Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine in a taped fist non-title match

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - May 10, 1985 (8,300)

Salvatore Bellomo defeated Johnny Rodz

Les Thornton defeated Rick McGraw

Big John Studd defeated Tony Garea

Jose Luis Rivera defeated Charlie Fulton

Moondog Spot defeated Steve Lombardi

Saturday Night's Main Event - 5/11/85 on NBC - featured Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura on commentary; included Paul Orndorff as a guest of Piper's Pit in which Orndorff and Piper came to blows, with Bob Orton Jr. attacking Orndorff as he prepared to hit the piledriver on Piper; moments later, Mr. T came out and made the save for Orndorff before he could be double teamed:

Mike Rotundo, Barry Windham, & Ricky Steamboat defeated George Steele & WWF Tag Team Champions Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik when Windham pinned Steele; Volkoff and Sheik refused to let Steele tag out at the climax of the bout and attacked him afterwards until he cleared the ring; after the bout, Capt. Lou Albano came to the ring and hugged Steele - turning him into a face

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Bob Orton Jr. via disqualification when Roddy Piper broke the pin by gauging the eyes of the champion; after the bout, Piper and Orton flee ringside after Mr. T and Paul Orndorff come to the champion's aid

WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter pinned the Fabulous Moolah by reversing a slam into a small package; prior to the bout, Moolah had Cyndi Lauper banned from ringside but Lauper returned after the bout to celebrate with the champion

Junkyard Dog (w/ his mother) pinned Pete Doherty with the powerslam

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - June 7, 1985

Tony Garea defeated Mr. X

Rene Goulet defeated Gama Singh

Salvatore Bellomo defeated Steve Lombardi

Don Muraco defeated Ivan Putski

Junkyard Dog defeated Jesse Ventura

The Spoiler defeated Rick McGraw

The Missing Link defeated George Wells

Paul Orndorff, Ricky Steamboat, & Jimmy Snuka defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine, Bob Orton Jr., & Bobby Heenan via disqualification

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - June 26, 1985

Lanny Poffo defeated Gino Carabello

Randy Savage defeated Jose Luis Rivera

Tony Atlas defeated Swede Hanson

B. Brian Blair defeated Steve Lombardi

Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco via disqualification

Brutus Beefcake defeated George Wells

George Steele defeated Barry O

David Sammartino defeated Bret Hart

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff defeated Big John Studd & Bob Orton Jr. via count-out

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - July 5, 1985

Randy Savage defeated Mr. Wrestling II

The Missing Link defeated Tony Garea

Pedro Morales defeated Mr. X

Don Muraco defeated Tito Santana

Terry Funk defeated Rick McGraw

Ricky Steamboat defeated Mr. Fuji via disqualification

Lanny Poffo defeated Jose Luis Rivera

Bob Orton Jr. defeated SD Jones

The Killer Bees defeated Moondog Spot & Barry O

Paul Orndorff defeated Bobby Heenan via count-out

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - July 22, 1985

Tony Atlas defeated Barry O

The Killer Bees defeated Iron Mike Sharpe & Moondog Spot

Terry Funk defeated Swede Hanson

Uncle Elmer defeated the Spoiler

Steve Lombardi defeated George Sanders

George Steele defeated the Missing Link

WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff in a Texas Tornado match

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - August 2, 1985

Johnny V defeated Jose Luis Rivera

Randy Savage defeated Rick McGraw

Spider Lady defeated Susan Starr

Adrian Adonis defeated Salvatore Bellomo

Terry Funk defeated George Wells

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Brutus Beefcake

Ricky Steamboat & Junkyard Dog defeated Mr. Fuji & Don Muraco

The Killer Bees fought The Hart Foundation to a draw

Pedro Morales defeated Steve Lombardi

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - August 23, 1985

The Missing Link defeated Swede Hanson

Steve Gatorwolf defeated Terry Gibbs

Paul Roma defeated Gino Carabello

Bret Hart & Ron Shaw (sub. for Jim Neidhart) defeated Salvatore Bellomo & Tony Garea

Cousin Junior defeated Brutus Beefcake via disqualification

Junkyard Dog defeated Greg Valentine

Cpt. Lou Albano defeated Fred Blassie via disqualification

WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr.

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - September 12, 1985

Big John Studd defeated Steve Gatorwolf

King Kong Bundy defeated Jose Luis Rivera

King Tonga defeated Moondog Spot

Iron Sheik defeated Cousin Junior

Pedro Morales defeated Don Muraco

Nikolai Volkoff defeated Ivan Putski

Tony Atlas defeated the Missing Link

The Killer Bees defeated The Hart Foundation

King Kong Bundy won a $50,000 battle royal; other participants included Jimmy Hart, Bobby Heenan, Roddy Piper, Hillbilly Jim, Blackjack Mulligan, Uncle Elmer, Cousin Junior, and Cpl. Kirchner

 

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - September 20, 1985

Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. defeated Paul Roma & Salvatore Bellomo

Randy Savage defeated George Wells

SD Jones defeated Barry O

Lanny Poffo fought Iron Mike Sharpe to a draw

Capt. Lou Albano defeated Freddie Blassie in a steel cage match

Paul Orndorff defeated Big John Studd

Uncle Elmer & Cousion Junior defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake via count-out

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - October 3, 1985 (8,000)

Rick McGraw vs. Iron Sheik

Saturday Night's Main Event #2 - 10/5/85 on NBC - featured Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura on commentary; included Bobby Heenan as a guest of the Body Shop; featured Uncle Elmer's wedding; included a closing segment in which Hillbilly Jim tripped Jesse Ventura, causing Ventura to fall into the wedding cake, after Ventura read a poem making fun of Elmer & his wife:

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Freddie Blassie) with the legdrop in a flag match after the challenger hit the turnbuckle (Hulk Still Rules, Hulk Hogan - Real American, Saturday Night's Main Event: The Greatest Hits)

Uncle Elmer (w/ Hillbilly Jim & Cousin Junior) pinned Jerry Valiant in 6 seconds with a bodyslam as Valiant charged Elmer

Paul Orndorff fought Roddy Piper to a double count-out at 5:00 when both men brawled to the backstage area

Andre the Giant & Tony Atlas (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd (w/ Bobby Heenan) via disqualification when Bundy and Studd illegally double teamed Andre; after the bout, Hulk Hogan made the save

WWF Tag Team Champions Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine (w/ Johnny V) defeated Lanny Poffo & Tony Garea when Garea submitted to Valentine's figure-4

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - November 1, 1985

King Tonga defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

Mike Rotundo, Dan Spivey, & Capt. Lou Albano vs. Johnny V & WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake

Adrian Adonis defeated Scott McGhee

Randy Savage defeated Lanny Poffo

Junkyard Dog & Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Jesse Ventura

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - November 3, 1985

Steve Lombardi fought Jose Luis Rivera to a draw

Pedro Morales defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Lanny Poffo defeated Terry Gibbs

King Tonga defeated Rene Goulet

Adrian Adonis defeated WWF IC Champion Tito Santana by a count-out

WWF Tag Team Champions Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine defeated Mike Rotondo & Dan Spivey

Jesse Ventura fought Uncle Elmer to a double disqualification

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - December 5, 1985

Gino Carabello defeated Jim Powers

Steve Lombardi defeated Paul Roma

Cpl. Kirschner defeated Les Thornton

Dan Spivey defeated Adrian Adonis via disqualification

Cousin Junior defeated Terry Gibbs

King Tonga defeated Moondog Spot

Hercules defeated Scott McGhee

WWF Tag Team Champion Greg Valentine defeated Mr. Wrestling II

WWF Tag Team Champion Brutus Beefcake defeated Mike Rotundo

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Randy Savage & Jesse Ventura

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - December 9, 1985

Dan Spivey defeated Moondog Spot

Hercules defeated SD Jones

Junkyard Dog defeated Bob Orton Jr.

Tony Atlas defeated Barry O

Andre the Giant defeated King Kong Bundy

Adrian Adonis defeated Lanny Poffo

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Randy Savage via disqualification

The Hart Foundation defeated The Killer Bees

Bruno Sammartino defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - December 27, 1985

30-man $75,000 battle royal; participants include: Junkyard Dog, Jerry Valiant, Chief Jay Strongbow, George Steele, Capt. Lou Albano, Terry Funk, Bret Hart, Davey Boy Smith, Randy Savage, Greg Valentine, Adrian Adonis, Dynamite Kid, Brutus Beefcake, Bob Orton Jr., Ivan Putski, Hercules, the Iron Shiek, Dan Spivey, Iron Mike Sharpe, SD Jones, Barry O, Steve Lombardi, Cousin Junior, and several others

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - January 12, 1986

Lanny Poffo defeated Terry Gibbs

Cpl. Kirschner defeated Nikolai Volkoff

Adrian Adonis defeated Junkyard Dog

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Terry Funk

The Killer Bees defeated The Hart Foundation

Roddy Piper & Bob Orton defeated Bruno Sammartino & Paul Orndorff

Big John Studd defeated Hillbilly Jim

Barry O defeated Jose Louis Rivera

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - February 3, 1986

Sivi Afi defeated Terry Gibbs

Hercules defeated Scott McGhee

Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco

Jose Luis Rivera fought Tiger Chung Lee to a draw

Hillbilly Jim, Uncle Elmer, & Cousin Luke defeated Jesse Ventura, WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake

Junkyard Dog defeated Terry Funk

Bruno Sammartino & Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. in a steel cage match

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - February 23, 1986

Rene Goulet defeated George Skaaland

Lanny Poffo defeated Terry Gibbs

Sivi Afi defeated Barry O

Pedro Morales defeated Les Thornton

Tony Atlas fought Hercules to a draw

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Dan Spivey

Tito Santana & Cpl. Kirchner defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff

Jesse Ventura defeated Uncle Elmer via disqualification

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated George Steele via count-out

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - March 10, 1986

Lanny Poffo defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

SD Jones defeated Les Thornton

Jake Roberts defeated Scott McGhee

Iron Sheik defeated George Wells

Hercules defeated Tony Atlas

Ricky Steamboat & Junkyard Dog defeated Jimmy Hart, Terry, & Dory Funk Jr. in a handicap match via disqualification

Nikolai Volkoff defeated Cpl. Kirchner

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Big John Studd via disqualification

 

WrestleMania II - April 7, 1986

Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum (16,585; sell out)

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - May 8, 1986

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Don Muraco

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - June 22, 1986

Jim Neidhart defeated Jose Luis Rivera

Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated Tony Atlas & Siva Afi

Harley Race fought King Tonga to a double disqualification

King Kong Bundy defeated Cpl. Kirschner

Adrian Adonis defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification when Hogan used Jimmy Hart's megaphone as a weapon

Junkyard Dog defeated Dory Funk Jr. in a Dog Collar match

WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - July 17, 1986

Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Scott McGhee

Iron Sheik defeated Cousin Luke

The Hart Foundation defeated Mike Rotundo & Dan Spivey

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Harley Race defeated Tito Santana

Cpl. Kirchner defeated Nikolai Volkoff in a Bootcamp Match

Junkyard Dog defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via count-out

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Adrian Adonis via count-out

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - July 26, 1986

Sivi Afi defeated Rene Goulet

Jeanne Kirkland defeated Judy Martin

King Tonga defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Mr. X

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated The Hart Foundation

WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs defeated Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy

Ricky Steamboat won a battle royal

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - August 4, 1986 (11,000)

Jose Luis Rivera defeated Steve Lombardi

Hercules defeated Brickhouse Brown

Tito Santana defeated Bob Orton Jr.

Cousin Luke defeated Tiger Chung Lee

King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd defeated Sivi Afi & King Tonga

Harley Race defeated Cpl. Kirchner

Jake Roberts defeated Jose Luis Rivera

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated the Moondogs

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Adrian Adonis in a lumberjack match

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - September 15, 1986 (10,901)

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Terry Gibbs

Koko B. Ware defeated Steve Lombardi

Kamala defeated Cousin Luke

Jake Roberts pinned Dick Slater

The Killer Bees defeated Iron Mike Sharpe & Jimmy Jack Funk

Junkyard Dog pinned Nikolai Volkoff

Roddy Piper pinned Iron Sheik

Paul Orndorff pinned Ricky Steamboat after using a foreign object

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - October 3, 1986

The Islanders defeated Bob Orton Jr. & Steve Lombardi

Sika defeated SD Jones

Mike Rotundo defeated Moondog Spot

Paul Orndorff defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification

Junkyard Dog defeated Nikolai Volkoff

Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine defeated Pedro Morales & Tito Santana

Kamala defeated Tony Garea

Hillbilly Jim defeated Mr. Fuji in a tuxedo match

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - October 13, 1986

Kamala defeated Lanny Poffo

Cousin Luke defeated the Blue Demon

Steve Lombardi defeated Jim Powers

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Tiger Chung Lee

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated Honkytonk Man via count-out

George Steele defeated Mr. Fuji in a tuxedo match

Koko B. Ware defeated King Harley Race

Jake Roberts defeated Cpl. Kirchner

Hercules defeated Pedro Morales

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - November 3, 1986

Leilani Kai & Judy Martin defeated Penny Mitchell & Candice Perdue

SD Jones defeated Steve Lombardi

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Mr. X via submission with the full nelson

Kamala defeated Scott McGhee

Hercules defeated Koko B. Ware

Ricky Steamboat fought Bob Orton Jr. to a draw

WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs defeated Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake in a Texas Tornado Match

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff via count-out

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - November 9, 1986

Dick Slater defeated Jimmy Jack Funk

Mike Rotundo & SD Jones defeated the Moondogs

King Kong Bundy defeated Lanny Poffo

Koko B. Ware defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

Pedro Morales defeated Don Muraco via disqualification

Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine defeated the Islanders via count-out

Hillbilly Jim defeated Sika via disqualification

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated Ricky Steamboat

Roddy Piper defeated Bob Orton Jr.

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - December 1, 1986 (12,000)

Sivi Afi pinned Iron Mike Sharpe

Honkytonk Man pinned Lanny Poffo

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau fought the Islanders to a double disqualification

Hercules pinned Koko B. Ware

King Harley Race pinned Hillbilly Jim

Blackjack Mulligan pinned Rene Goulet

Butch Reed fought Tito Santana to a draw

George Steele defeated Bob Orton Jr. via disqualification

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff in a steel cage match

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - December 8, 1986 (9,000)

Dick Slater defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

Mike Rotundo & Danny Spivey fought Jacques & Raymond Rougeau to a double disqualification

Kamala pinned King Kong Bundy with a splash at around the 5-minute mark

Pedro Morales defeated Nikolai Volkoff via disqualification

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via disqualification in a non-title match when Honkytonk Man interfered

Sika defeated Cpl. Kirschner

Blackjack Mulligan defeated Steve Lombardi

SD Jones defeated Jose Luis Rivera

Hillbilly Jim defeated Jimmy Jack Funk

Junkyard Dog & George Steele defeated Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake after JYD hit Valentine with a chair

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - December 29, 1986 (7,000)

Lanny Poffo defeated the Red Demon

Salvatore Bellomo defeated Tony Garea

Sika defeated Moondog Spot

King Kong Bundy defeated Cpl. Kirchner

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Danny Spivey

Hillbilly Jim defeated Jimmy Jack Funk

Blackjack Mulligan defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

Mike Rotundo defeated Nikolai Volkoff via disqualification

Iron Sheik fought Dick Slater to a double count-out

Blackjack Mulligan won a 20-man $50,000 bunkhouse battle royal

Roddy Piper fought Adrian Adonis to a double disqualification

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - January 5, 1987 (15,826)

WWF Superstars taping:

Prime Time Wrestling - 1/14/87: Billy Jack Haynes defeated King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan) via disqualification at 9:40 when Heenan interfered as Haynes had the full nelson applied; after the bout, Haynes applied the hold to Heenan until Race made the save

Prime Time Wrestling - 1/14/87: Sivi Afi pinned Frenchy Martin at 6:50 with a sunset flip over the top rope

The Can-Am Connection fought Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake to a double disqualification

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Ricky Steamboat defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage & Honkytonk Man

1/17/87 - featured a Piper's Pit with WWF President Jack Tunney, WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan, and Andre the Giant in which Hogan was presented with a trophy for being world champion for 3 years:

Ricky Steamboat pinned Barry O with the flying bodypress at 2:37 (Steamboat’s return bout)

Kamala (w/ Kimchee) pinned Don Driggers with a splash off the top at the 33-second mark; Driggers was taken out on a stretcher after the match

Demolition (w/ Johnny V) defeated Salvatore Bellomo & Mario Mancini when Ax pinned Mancini after the Decapitation at 2:22 (Demolition's debut; Randy Culley aka Moondog Rex played the role of Smash until being replaced by Barry Darsow)

Hercules (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Jim Parks via submission with the full nelson at 1:27; after the bout, Heenan challenged Billy Jack Haynes to break out of the hold but, after coming to the ring, Haynes was attacked by Hercules and had the hold applied on him after pushing Heenan

The Killer Bees defeated Terry Gibbs & Iron Mike Sharpe when Blair pinned Gibbs after the dropkick from Brunzell at 5:32; referee Danny Davis showed favoritism to Sharpe & Gibbs and refused to count at one point when he thought the Bees illegally switched with their masks on, when they didn’t

1/24/87 - included a Piper's Pit with WWF President Jack Tunney, WWF World Champion Hogan and Andre in which Andre was presented with a trophy for being the only undefeated man in WWF history; after Hogan came to the set during the segment, Andre walked off:

Paul Orndorff (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Paul Roma with the piledriver at 2:29

Koko B. Ware pinned Steve Lombardi with a missle dropkick at 3:32; prior to the bout, Lombardi threw an injured Roma out of the ring after his bout with Orndorff

The Can-Am Connection fought Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr. (w/ Mr. Fuji) to a double disqualification at 3:57 when all four men began brawling in the ring

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned Randy Sharpe with the flying elbowsmash at the 45-second mark; Savage wrestled the bout with his sunglasses on while Sharpe was not able to remove his shirt before the match began

The Hart Foundation (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Scott McGhee & Tony Garea when Bret pinned McGhee after the Hart Attack at 2:43

Danny Spivey, Mike Rotundo, & Blackjack Mulligan defeated Ron Bass, Jimmy Jack Funk, & the Gladiator when Mulligan pinned the Gladiator with a flying back elbow at 3:33

1/31/87 - included a Piper's Pit segment in which Jesse Ventura said he would have Andre the Giant on the set the following week if Roddy Piper could produce Hulk Hogan:

Tito Santana & Pedro Morales defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Slick) via disqualification when Slick interfered and hit Santana with his cane at 3:12; after the match, Santana chased Slick into the ring and bodyslammed him; Butch Reed then came to ringside and carried Slick backstage

King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Greg Vance with the cradle suplex at 1:23

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Al Navarro & Tiger Chung Lee when Raymond pinned Navarro after a double team move from the top at 3:01; during the bout, Dino Bravo came to ringside and walked around the ring before leaving to join the French commentary team

Adrian Adonis (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Jack Kruger via submission with the sleeper at 1:17

Greg Valentine (w/ Johnny V) defeated Haku via disqualification at 3:03 when Tama tripped up Valentine from the outside, even though Brutus Beefcake had done the same thing earlier to Haku which went unnoticed by referee Danny Davis; Beefcake & Tama joined their partners at ringside midway through the bout

Jake Roberts pinned Jerry Allen with the DDT; the bout began during the commercial break

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - January 30, 1987

Tiger Chung Lee defeated Jerry Allen

King Harley Race defeated Sivi Afi

SD Jones defeated Moondog Spot

Adrian Adonis pinned Roddy Piper

Jake Roberts defeated Tony Garea (sub. for Junkyard Dog)

Tito Santana defeated Honkytonk Man via disqualification

Blackjack Mulligan defeated King Kong Bundy

Paul Roma defeated Terry Gibbs

The Killer Bees defeated Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - February 9, 1987

Pedro Morales defeated Frenchy Martin

Paul Roma pinned Steve Lombardi

Sika pinned SD Jones

Dino Bravo pinned Brad Rheingans

Mike Rotundo & Dan Spivey defeated the Islanders

Honkytonk Man defeated Koko B. Ware

Kamala fought Jake Roberts to a double count-out

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage pinned Ricky Steamboat

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - March 2, 1987

Lanny Poffo defeated Frenchy Martin

Jim Duggan defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

Ron Bass defeated Dick Slater

Koko B. Ware defeated Honkytonk Man

Brad Rheingans defeated Salvatore Bellomo

Billy Jack Haynes defeated the Gladiator

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Hercules

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - March 8, 1987 (5,000)

Tag Team Tournament Quarter Finals:

The Killer Bees defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau

The Can-Am Connection defeated King Kong Bundy & Paul Orndorff via count-out

Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr. defeated Demolition via disqualification after Demolition used Mr. Fuji's cane as a weapon

Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated The British Bulldogs via disqualification at around the 30-second mark after Smith hit Valentine with a chair

The Can-Am Connection (sub. for the Islanders) defeated Dan Spivey & Pedro Morales

Semi-Finals:

The Can-Am Connection defeated The Killer Bees

Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr. when Muraco accidentally hit Orton with Mr. Fuji's cane after Valentine moved out of the way

Finals: The Can-Am Connection defeated Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake; due to pre-match stipulations, Martel & Zenk earned a tag team title shot

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated The Can-Am Connection after Danny Davis interfered and reversed a small package attempt behind the referee's back

 

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - May 1, 1987 (15,000+; sell out)

SD Jones defeated Terry Gibbs

Nick Kiniski defeated Frenchy Martin

Brutus Beefcake defeated Johnny V

Demolition fought The Killer Bees to a double disqualification

King Harley Race pinned Sivi Afi

Tito Santana fought Butch Reed to a draw

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated The British Bulldogs via disqualification

WWF IC Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Randy Savage in a steel cage match

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - May 31, 1987

Jimmy Jack Funk defeated Jerry Allen

Danny Spivey defeated Lanny Poffo

Butch Reed defeated Tito Santana

Hercules defeated Billy Jack Haynes

Ken Patera & George Steele (sub. for Jim Duggan) defeated Killer Khan (sub. for Iron Sheik) & Nikolai Volkoff

Brutus Beefcake, Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Greg Valentine, Dino Bravo, & Johnny V

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - June 8, 1987 (4,000)

Koko B. Ware won a 20-man bunkhouse battle royal

Danny Davis defeated George Steele via count-out

Butch Reed defeated Outback Jack

Killer Khan defeated Cpl. Kirschner

The Can-Am Connection defeated Bob Orton Jr. & Don Muraco

Koko B. Ware defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

One Man Gang defeated SD Jones

The Islanders defeated Pedro Morales & Tito Santana

Ron Bass defeated Lanny Poffo

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - June 25, 1987 (3,016)

Ken Patera vs. Hercules

Also included The British Bulldogs

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - July 9, 1987 (5,469)

SD Jones defeated Steve Lombardi

Jerry Allen pinned Rick Rude with a sunset flip

Scott Casey defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

Killer Kahn pinned Brady Boone

Koko B. Ware pinned Nikolai Volkoff

Don Muraco fought Bob Orton to a double disqualification

Jim Brunzell & Junkyard Dog defeated Kamala & Sika

George Steele defeated Danny Davis in a steel cage match by escaping through the door

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - July 17, 1987 (4,664)

SD Jones pinned Steve Lombardi

Paul Orndorff pinned Pedro Morales

Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo defeated Paul Roma & Jim Powers

Sika pinned SD Jones

Ken Patera pinned Hercules; Bruno Sammartino was the guest referee for the bout; after the match, Sammartino made the save for Patera against Hercules, Orndorff, and Bobby Heenan

Ron Bass pinned Jerry Allen

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (sub. for The Killer Bees) at around the 18-minute mark

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - August 1, 1987 (15,000)

Jerry Allen pinned Tiger Chung Lee

Sika pinned Outback Jack

Ron Bass pinned Lanny Poffo

WWF Women's Tag Team Champions Judy Martin & Leilani Kai defeated the Jumping Bomb Angels

Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau

Don Muraco pinned King Harley Race

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Killer Khan

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - August 14, 1987 (5,741)

Rick Rude pinned SD Jones

Greg Valentine pinned Scott Casey

Demolition defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau

Jerry Allen pinned Barry Horowitz

Kamala pinned Koko B. Ware

Brutus Beefcake defeated Dino Bravo via disqualification when Greg Valentine interfered

Brady Boone pinned Terry Gibbs

Superstar Billy Graham (sub. for Ken Patera) (w/ Ken Patera) pinned Paul Orndorff; after the bout, Patera and Graham took turns whipping Bobby Heenan; Bruno Sammartino was handcuffed to Heenan for the duration of the bout

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - September 11, 1987 (7,000)

SD Jones pinned Frenchy Martin

Paul Roma & Jim Powers defeated the Shadows (Randy Culley & Jose Luis Rivera)

Ron Bass defeated Sivi Afi

Hercules defeated Scott Casey via submission with the backbreaker

Rick Rude defeated Davey Boy Smith

Ted Dibiase pinned Brutus Beefcake

Paul Orndorff (sub. for Ken Patera) defeated King Kong Bundy via disqualification

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation fought Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo to a double count-out

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - September 13, 1987 (3,500)

Sivi Afi pinned Frenchy Martin

Killer Khan pinned SD Jones

Demolition defeated Jim Powers & Paul Roma

George Steele defeated King Harley Race via disqualification

Jim Duggan pinned Danny Davis

Randy Savage pinned Sika

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - October 26, 1987

Boris Zhukov defeated Sivi Afi

Sika defeated Brady Boone

The One Man Gang defeated Outback Jack

Koko B. Ware defeated Danny Davis

Jim Duggan defeated Nikolai Volkoff

Junkyard Dog defeated Bob Orton Jr.

Billy Jack Haynes & Ken Patera fought WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation to a no contest

Paul Orndorff & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated King Kong Bundy & Hercules

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - November 6, 1987 (15,275; sell out)

Frenchy Martin pinned SD Jones

Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated Jim Powers & Paul Roma

Jake Roberts fought Dino Bravo to a draw

Greg Valentine defeated Ivan Putski via submission with the figure-4

Billy Jack Haynes & Ken Patera defeated Demolition

Brutus Beefcake defeated Hercules via submission with the sleeper; after the bout, Beefcake cut some of Hercules' hair

Virgil (sub. for Ted Dibiase) (w/ Ted Dibiase) pinned Junkyard Dog after Dibiase hit JYD with his crutch

Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Killer Kahn

The One Man Gang defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - November 16, 1987 (under 5,000)

Ron Bass pinned Jerry Allen

Danny Spivey pinned Ivan Putski

Don Muraco pinned Hercules

Dino Bravo & Greg Valentine defeated Junkyard Dog & Brutus Beefcake when Bravo pinned JYD

Billy Jack Haynes pinned Demolition Smash

Demolition Ax pinned Ken Patera after Mr. Fuji interfered with his cane

Jake Roberts defeated Killer Khan via disqualification when Mr. Fuji interfered with his cane

Ted Dibiase pinned Ricky Steamboat when Virgil held Steamboat's legs down from the outside

Randy Savage (sub. for Jim Duggan) pinned King Harley Race

Lou Thesz won a battle royal by last eliminating Pat O'Connor at 11:11; other participants included: Nick Bockwinkel, Bobo Brazil, Gino Brito, Edouard Carpentier, Al Costello, Da Crusher, Dominic DeNucci, Tony Garea, Rene Goulet, Gene Kiniski, Killer Kowalski, Pedro Morales, Baron Mikel Scicluna, Arnold Skaaland, Ray Stevens, Chief Jay Strongbow, & Art Thomas; order of elimination: Strongbow eliminated by ?; ? by Thesz at 2:35; ? by Costello at 4:44; Garea by Costello via a catapult at 4:46; Costello by DeNucci at 6:13; Goulet by Carpentier via a headscissors over the top at 6:23; DeNucci by Bockwinkel at 6:55; Brazil by Stevens via a punch at 7:15; Da Crusher by Stevens via a backdrop at 8:20; Kiniski eliminated; Kowalski by Thesz via a punch as Kowalski sat on the top rope at 8:38; Stevens by O'Connor via a throw at 9:14; Bockwinkel by O'Connor & Thesz at 9:27; O'Connor by Thesz via a backdrop; after the contest, Thesz and O'Connor embraced out of respect

Jake Roberts won a battle royal by last eliminating Ted Dibiase when Virgil accidentally pulled the top rope down; moments earlier, Dibiase paid Hercules and Dino Bravo $10,000 each to eliminate themselves; other participants included: Ron Bass, Jerry Allen, Danny Spivey, Ivan Putski, Don Muraco, Hercules, Dino Bravo, Greg Valentine, Junkyard Dog, Brutus Beefcake, Billy Jack Haynes, Ken Patera, Demolition, Killer Khan, Randy Savage, Harley Race, Ted Dibiase, and Ricky Steamboat

 

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - December 13, 1987 (15,000)

Lanny Poffo pinned Iron Mike Sharpe

Jake Roberts pinned Mr. Fuji (sub. for Killer Khan)

Ted Dibiase pinned Koko B. Ware

The British Bulldogs defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov

Demolition defeated Billy Jack Haynes & Brady Boone

Don Muraco fought Butch Reed to a double count-out

Jim Duggan pinned King Harley Race after hitting him with his 2x4

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated the One Man Gang in a steel cage match

 

WWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - January 3, 1988

Bam Bam Bigelow won a bunkhouse battle royal by last eliminating Demolition Ax & Smash; other participants included: Ernie Ladd, Don Muraco, Jacques & Raymond Rougeau, Dino Bravo, Hercules, Junkyard Dog, The British Bulldogs, Outback Jack, the One Man Gang, Hillbilly Jim, Ron Bass, Butch Reed, Lanny Poffo, Ken Patera, Billy Jack Haynes, George Steele, the Ultimate Warrior, Sam Houston, Danny Davis, Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov, and Sika

 

This is the last show I have for them in Long Island until November 1988.

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - January 17, 1988 (7,500)

Lanny Poffo pinned Jose Estrada

The Ultimate Warrior pinned King Harley Race

Jim Duggan fought Hercules to a double count-out

Don Muraco pinned Butch Reed

WWF Women's Tag Team Champions Judy Martin & Leilani Kai defeated the Jumping Bomb Angels

The Killer Bees defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov

Bam Bam Bigelow fought Ted Dibiase to a double disqualification at 3:00

WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man, Bret Hart, & Jim Neidhart defeated Randy Savage, WWF Tag Team Champions Tito Santana & Rick Martel

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - February 18, 1988 (16,000)

Iron Sheik defeated SD Jones (Sheik's return to the company after being gone several months)

Sika defeated Lanny Poffo

The Ultimate Warrior fought Hercules to a double disqualification

Don Muraco fought Dino Bravo to a double count-out

Jim Duggan & Ken Patera defeated Demolition & Mr. Fuji in a handicap match when Duggan pinned one of the Demolition

Ron Bass pinned Junkyard Dog

King Harley Race pinned Outback Jack

Brutus Beefcake pinned Greg Valentine

Hulk Hogan defeated WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man via disqualification when Jimmy Hart interfered; after the bout, Hogan threw both men out of the ring

 

WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - March 14, 1988

Paul Roma & Jim Powers defeated the Conquistadors

Don Muraco fought Rick Rude to a draw

Jake Roberts fought Hercules to a double count-out

The Hart Foundation defeated The Killer Bees

WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov

Randy Savage defeated the One Man Gang

WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man defeated Ricky Steamboat

Jake Roberts won a 22-man battle royal

 

WrestleMania IV - Atlantic City, NJ - Trump Plaza - March 27, 1988 (18,165; 17,000 paid) (matinee)

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The sad thing about the New York cards is so many attendance figures are missing. And things like 8,000 for the 1985 SNME look off in Graham's numbers. They drew 7K for the next card without Hogan that has a figure (two shows later), then pop 17K the next time Hogan comes (a rehash of his Studd feud).

 

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What struck me the most doing this is the Savage title run in some of the big cities as his feuds with DiBiase & Bad News died in certain areas then Hogan coming back to save the day is another reason to show everyone how important Hogan really was at this time even after being on top for 4 years.

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Sam Mushnick Memorial Tournament - St. Louis, MO - Kiel Auditorium - August 29, 1986 (sell out)

Opening Round:

Harley Race defeated B. Brian Blair

Don Muraco fought Greg Valentine to a double disqualification

Adrian Adonis defeated King Tonga

Junkyard Dog defeated Hercules

Brutus Beefcake defeated Lanny Poffo

Pedro Morales defeated Dory Funk Jr.

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Jimmy Jack Funk

Ricky Steamboat defeated Jim Brunzell

Quarter Finals:

Junkyard Dog defeated Adrian Adonis

Brutus Beefcake defeated Pedro Morales

Ricky Steamboat defeated Billy Jack Haynes

Semi Finals:

Harley Race defeated Junkyard Dog

Ricky Steamboat defeated Brutus Beefcake

Finals: Harley Race defeated Ricky Steamboat

Non-tournament match: Paul Orndorff defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification

Awww, my first show. I had so much fun. I actualy remember the Beefcake/Poffo match being my favorite. I thought Brutus was the shit when I was 8. I also remember being scared during the Orndorff/Hogan match. We were in the upper level and people were throwing all kinds of stuff into the ring after Hogan got dq'd.

 

Threads like this one is why this is my favorite wrestling place on the whole internets.

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The WWF vs. The AWA is interesting because outside of a few cards here and there (like the June 1984 debut card), the WWF shows did pretty miserably attendance-wise. The tide turned after the Thanksgiving 1985 show for good, but the fans seemed to resist embracing the WWF even when the AWA product wasn't enthralling them either (as witnessed by the lackluster attendance in parts of 1984 and 1985).

 

I've got tape of clips of those WWF shows from the Met in that time frame. The sports guys (who always covered wrestling cards with results and highlights on the late news the night of and night after a card) noted that attendance at the WWF shows was brutal and the matches were abysmal. Hometown bias? Somewhat, but I think that the Twin Cities fans really gave Verne every chance they could to win that war simply because they envisoned losing the local flavour that their cards had if the generic-card WWF won out.

 

It's the one element that I think a lot of fans didn't realize was going to happen until it was too late. I think AWA fans (specifically in Minneapolis) picked up on this while it was happening.

 

I think it also explains why the wrestling market in Minnesota pretty much collapsed after the AWA died, if not a bit before. Too many years being the center of the wrestling world with the AWA in town made it too hard to embrace WWF cards 4 times a year, with little or no meaning other than the "national" feuds and matches.

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CWF got kicked out of West Palm Beach's City Auditorium in April 1985 but look who steps in. There is a lack of results on the WWF end in Florida so this isn't complete.

 

WWF @ West Palm Beach, FL - City Auditorium - May 27, 1985

The Missing Link defeated Rusty Brooks

George Wells defeated the Spoiler

Jesse Ventura defeated Aldo Marino

Jim Neidhart defeated Ivan Putski via count-out

Bret Hart defeated Swede Hanson

Tito Santana & Junkyard Dog defeated Big John Studd & WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine

 

WWF @ Jacksonville, FL - June 19, 1985

RJ Reynolds defeated Aldo Marino

Mr. Wrestling II fought George Wells to a draw

Bret Hart defeated SD Jones

Jim Neidhart defeated Rick McGraw

WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter defeated the Fabulous Moolah

Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik via disqualification

 

CWF @ Jacksonville, FL – Coliseum – June 29, 1985

Mike Golden d. Dale Veasy

Hector Guerrero d. Tony Wonder

Kendall Windham d. Jack Hart

Bugsy McGraw d. Rip Rogers

Jesse Barr & Rick Rude d. Tiger Conway Jr. & Billy Jack Haynes

Wahoo McDaniel d. Hercules Hernandez

 

No attendances for the WWF debut and CWF's competition.

 

WWF @ Pensacola, FL - Civic Center - August 15, 1985

George Wells vs. the Missing Link

SD Jones vs. Randy Savage

Pedro Morales vs. Tiger Chung Lee

The Killer Bees vs. Moondog Spot & Iron Mike Sharpe

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana vs. Greg Valentine

Andre the Giant vs. Big John Studd

 

CWF @ St. Petersburg, FL – Bayfront Center – August 17, 1985

Scott McGhee d. The Marauder

Kendall Windham d. Tony Wonder

The Grappler d. Tiger Conway Jr.

Jack Hart d. Hector Guerrero

Cocoa Samoa d. Rip Rogers

Billy Jack Haynes & Wahoo McDaniel d. Rip Oliver & Rick Rude

 

WWF @ Tampa, FL - Sun Dome - August 18, 1985 (10,500)

SD Jones defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

The Spider Lady defeated Susan Starr

Cpl. Kirschner defeated Terry Gibbs

Pedro Morales defeated Rene Goulet

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated the Missing Link

Paul Orndorff defeated Bob Orton Jr.

WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Greg Valentine

 

CWF @ Tampa, FL – Fort Homer Hesterly Armory – August 20, 1985

Tony Wonder d. Dale Veasy

Rip Rogers d. Frank Lane

Cocoa Samoa fought Jack Hart to a draw

Buzz Sawyer d. The Grappler by DQ

Billy Jack Haynes & Wahoo McDaniel fought Rip Oliver & Rick Rude to a draw

 

The August 20th Miami Herald posted a story on the WWF's invasion of the state of Florida saying

This past week in Florida alone more than 30000 people went to see World Wrestling Federation cards held in Tampa Miami Fort Myers and Pensacola Sunday night the WWF card featuring Hulk Hogan the hottest draw in the wrestling world today.

WWF @ West Palm Beach, FL - Auditorium - September 17, 1985

Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Lanny Poffo

Pedro Morales defeated Rene Goulet

King Kong Bundy defeated Tony Garea

Uncle Elmer defeated Tiger Chung Lee

WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated The Killer Bees

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Roddy Piper

 

WWF @ Pensacola, FL - Civic Auditorium - October 29, 1985

Adrian Adonis vs. King Tonga

Randy Savage vs. George Wells

Lanny Poffo vs. The Superstar

Bob Orton Jr. vs. Ivan Putski

The British Bulldogs vs. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff

Paul Orndorff vs. Roddy Piper

Magnificent Muraco vs. Ricky Steamboat

 

WWF @ Tampa, FL - SunDome - December 19, 1985

Saturday Night's Main Event #4 - 1/4/86 on NBC - featured Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura on commentary:

Roddy Piper, Bob Orton, & Jesse Ventura defeated Hillbilly Jim, Uncle Elmer, & Cousin Luke at around the 8-minute mark when Luke submitted to Piper's sleeper after being hit in the head by Orton's arm cast; Bobby Heenan did guest commentary for the match, subbing for Ventura (WWF's Explosive TNT Show)

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Junkyard Dog) pinned Terry Funk (w/ Jimmy Hart) with a clothesline at 8:30 after JYD nailed Hart on the floor

Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned George Steele (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) at 3:41 with a double axe handle after Steele became distracted by Elizabeth; a young Dean Malenko was the referee for the bout (Macho Man Randy Savage & Elizabeth, George 'The Animal' Steele)

Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Freddie Blassie & Iron Sheik) pinned Cpl. Kirchner at 4:22 with a stungun and knee to the chest in a Peace Match; after the bout, Volkoff spat on Kirchner - resulting in Kirchner clearing the ring of Volkoff and Sheik

Junkyard Dog & Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji when JYD pinned Fuji with a headbutt at 5:17

 

WWF @ West Palm Beach, FL - Auditorium - December 23, 1985

Linda Gonzalez defeated Judy Martin

Cousin Junior defeated Barry O

B. Brian Blair defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Hercules defeated Scott McGhee

Iron Sheik defeated George Steele via disqualification

Bob Orton Jr. defeated WWF IC Champion Tito Santana via disqualification

Junkyard Dog defeated Terry Funk

 

WWF @ Tampa, FL - Sun Dome - January 20, 1986

Paul Orndorff vs. Roddy Piper

 

CWF @ Tampa, FL – Fort Homer Hesterly Armory – January 21, 1986

Tyree Pride d. Prince Iaukea

Hector Guerrero d. Cuban Assassin

Mark Lewin d. Cocoa Samoa

Mike Graham & Kendall Windham d. Maya Singh & Kevin Sullivan

Jesse Barr d. Lex Luger

Wahoo McDaniel d. Abdullah the Butcher by DQ

 

WWF @ West Palm Beach, FL – City Auditorium – February 24, 1986

Lanny Poffo vs. Les Thornton

Adrian Adonis vs. Scott McGhee

Terry Funk vs. Ricky Steamboat

WWF World Tag Titles: The Dream Team © vs. The British Bulldogs

Paul Orndorff vs. Bob Orton Jr.

 

CWF @ Tampa, FL – Spartan Sports Complex – July 1, 1986

Lex Luger & Barry Windham d. Ron Bass & The White Ninja

 

WWF @ Tampa, FL - SunDome - July 2, 1986

King Tonga pinned Moondog Spot

Jim Neidhart pinned Joe Mirto (sub. for David Sammartino)

B. Brian Blair pinned Moondog Rex

Harley Race pinned Brickhouse Brown (sub. for Scott McGhee)

Ricky Steamboat defeated Jake Roberts via disqualification

Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine fought Mike Rotundo & Dan Spivey to a draw

 

CWF @ Tampa, FL – Spartan Sports Complex – October 21, 1986

Dewey Forte d. Bob Cook

The Falcon d. Sean Royal

Steel Cage: Kendall Windham d. Kendo Nagasaki

Hacksaw Higgins fought Barry Windham to a draw

Lex Luger d. Ron Bass

Steve Keirn & Ron Simmons d. The Sheepherders by DQ

Taped Fist Battle Royal won by Barry Windham

 

WWF @ Tampa, FL - SunDome - October 22, 1986

Johnny Mann defeated Barry O

Dick Slater defeated Hercules

Honkytonk Man defeated Steve Regal

Bob Orton Jr. defeated Cpl. Kirchner

Hillbilly Jim defeated Mr. Fuji in a tuxedo match

Ricky Steamboat defeated King Harley Race via disqualification

The Haiti Kid pinned Butch Cassidy

Junkyard Dog defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via count-out

 

WWF @ West Palm Beach, FL - Auditorium - January 1, 1987

Blackjack Mulligan won a bunkhouse battle royal

 

WWF @ Tampa, FL - SunDome - January 26, 1987

WWF Superstars taping:

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala

2/7/87 - included Andre the Giant turning heel and challenging Hulk Hogan to a title match at WrestleMania III during a Piper's Pit segment:

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned David Gold in a non-title match at 1:39 with the flying elbow drop

The Hart Foundation (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs to win the titles at 2:57 following a double DDT and the Hart Attack on Davey Boy Smith; Smith wrestled the entire match by himself after Dynamite was knocked out before the bout began by Jimmy Hart's megaphone; Danny Davis was the referee for the bout and spent the duration of the match checking on the Dynamite Kid as the challengers illegally double teamed Smith (The Hart Foundation)

Hercules (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Buddy Blake via submission with the full nelson at 3:06

Outback Jack pinned Steve Lombardi at 2:49 with a bulldog (Jack's TV debut; he was introduced by Hillbilly Jim before the match)

The Killer Bees defeated Al Navarro & Jimmy Jack Funk at 5:29 when Brunzell pinned Navaroo with a dropkick

Butch Reed (w/ Slick) pinned David Stoudemire at 1:51 with a gorilla press slam and elbow drop; after the match, Slick cut a promo on Tito Santana

2/14/87 - featured Hulk Hogan on the Piper's Pit in which he accepted Andre the Giant's challenge to face him at WrestleMania III:

Tito Santana pinned Terry Gibbs with the flying forearm at the 20 second mark; prior to the match, WWF President Jack Tunney suspended referee Danny Davis for life; Jimmy Hart then came ringside and led Davis backstage

Bob Orton Jr. & Don Muraco (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Leo Strohein & Lanny Poffo at 3:25 when Muraco pinned Srohein with the tombstone; after the match, Muraco & Orton further attacked their opponents

Junkyard Dog pinned John Valkower with the powerslam at 2:03

Demolition (w/ Johnny V) defeated Mario Mancini & Sivi Afi at 1:19 when Ax pinned Mancini following the Decapitation (the 1st appearance of Barry Darsow playing the role of Smash)

Ricky Steamboat pinned Tom Laxton with a karate chop at 2:02

The Can-Am Connection defeated Tiger Chung Lee & the Gladiator at 3:19 when Martel pinned the Gladiator with a slingshot splash into the ring

2/21/87 - included footage of an empty-arena interview before the taping began in which Roddy Piper confirmed that his match at WrestleMania III would be his last:

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation (w/ Jimmy Hart & Danny Davis) defeated the Islanders at 4:33 when Neidhart pinned Tama after Davis tripped him as he came off the top rope

King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Salvatore Bellomo at 1:09 with the cradle suplex

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Morgan Bastien via submission with the full nelson at 2:13

Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny V & Dino Bravo) defeated Paul Roma & Frankie Rose at 2:53 when Rose submitted to Valentine's figure-4

Koko B. Ware pinned the Red Demon at 3:10 with the Ghostbuster

 

CWF @ Tampa, FL – Spartan Sports Complex – January 26, 1987

Bad News Allen vs. Kevin Sullivan

 

That was a historic TV taping and it came at an important time in this battle as CWF was about to be bought by Crockett and Florida would be a big spot for Vince.

 

WWF @ Ft. Myers, FL - Lee Civic Center - January 27, 1987

Wrestling Challenge taping:

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala

2/8/87 - included a pre-emption of the Snake Pit, with the same Piper's Pit from the 2/7 Superstars airing instead; included the British Bulldogs / Hart Foundation title match from Superstars shown in full:

Koko B. Ware pinned Jimmy Jack Funk with the Ghostbuster at 2:56

Jake Roberts pinned David Gold with the DDT at 1:11

Demolition (w/ Johnny V) defeated SD Jones & Don Driggers when Ax pinned Driggers with a clothesline after a slingshot from Smash at 1:58

Adrian Adonis (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Mario Mancini via submission with the sleeper at 1:13

The Can-Am Connection defeated Steve Lombardi & Iron Mike Sharpe when Martel pined Lombardi with a slingshot splash at 4:21

2/15/87 - included a pre-emption of the Snake Pit, with the same Piper's Pit from the 2/14 Superstars airing instead:

Hillbilly Jim, Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Greg Valentine, Brutus Beefcake, & Johnny V (w/ Dino Bravo) when Jacques pinned Johnny V with a small package at 2:43; after the bout, Hillbilly & the Rougeaus were cleared out of the ring but returned to chase the heels off

WWF IC Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned Jerry Allen with the flying elbowsmash at the 29-second mark

King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Moondog Spot with the cradle suplex at the 36-second mark

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Tiger Chung Lee via submission with the Full Nelson at 2:53

The Killer Bees defeated the Gladiator & the Red Demon when Blair pinned Gladiator with the Bee Sing at 3:12

2/22/87 - featured the Snake Pit segment with Honkytonk Man in which Honky hit Jake Roberts over the back with his guitar:

Ricky Steamboat pinned Chic Donovan with the flying bodypress at 4:53

Junkyard Dog pinned Barry O with the powerslam at 1:33

Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr. (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Salvatore Bellomo & David Stoudemire when Orton pinned Stoudimiere following the superplex at 2:04; Freddie Blassie did guest commentary for this and the following bout

Butch Reed (w/ Slick) defeated George Steele via count-out at 1:33 when Steele chased Slick backstage; after the bout, Steele returned ringside with Koko B. Ware and the two attacked Reed with Koko hitting a missile dropkick off the top

 

WWF @ Tampa, FL - SunDome - May 6, 1987

Outback Jack pinned Steve Lombardi

Dick Slater defeated Tiger Chung Lee

Kamala defeated George Steele via disqualification

Honkytonk Man pinned Cpl. Kirchner (sub. for Jake Roberts)

Brutus Beefcake defeated Johnny V (sub. for Adrian Adonis)

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated The British Bulldogs in a steel cage match

 

CWF @ St. Petersburg, FL – Bayfront Center – May 9, 1987 (12,000)

Jimmy Valiant d. Colt Steele

Ron Simmons, Mitch Snow, & Kendall Windham d. Bill & Randy Mulkey, & Shaska Whatley

Jimmy Garvin d. Tejiho Khan

Bob & Brad Armstrong d. The Mod Squad

Mike Graham d. Dory Funk Jr.

Ed Gantner & Barry Windham d. Dory Funk Jr. & Tahitian Prince

Florida Heavyweight Title: Mike Rotundo © d. Kevin Sullivan by DQ

NWA World Tag Titles vs. NWA International Tag Titles: Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude © battled The Road Warriors © to a DDQ

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes by DQ

 

Crockett has stepped in by now and the crowds are picking up a little.

 

WWF @ Tampa, FL - SunDome - July 11, 1987

Dingo Warrior defeated Joe Mirto

Brady Boone pinned the Gladiator (sub. for Rick Rude vs. Sivi Afi?)

Pedro Morales defeated Frenchy Martin

WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau

Koko B. Ware pinned Nikolai Volkoff

George Steele defeated Danny Davis via count-out

Ken Patera defeated Hercules via disqualification

 

JCP @ Miami, FL – Orange Bowl – July 31, 1987 (16,000)

Scott Hall d. Bob Cook

Handicap Match: Manny Fernandez d. Bill & Randy Mulkey

Steve Keirn & Bugsy McGraw d. The Cuban Connection

Mike Rotundo d. Ivan Koloff

Barry Windham d. Incubus

Florida Tag Titles: The Sheepherders © fought Jimmy & Ronnie Garvin to a draw

The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express

Texas Death Match: Kevin Sullivan d. Dory Funk Jr.

War Games: Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, The Road Warriors, & Paul Ellering d. The Four Horsemen & The War Machine

 

WWF @ West Palm Beach, FL - Auditorium - July 31, 1987

George Steele vs. Danny Davis

Brutus Beefcake vs. Greg Valentine

Also included Kamala & Sika

 

WWF @ Palmetto, FL – Manatee Civic Center – September 11, 1987

David Sammartino vs. Tiger Chung Lee

Brady Boone vs. Barry Horowitz

Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Iron Mike Sharpe

Magnificent Muraco vs. Bob Orton Jr.

Junkyard Dog vs. One Man Gang

The Islanders vs. Strike Force

Superstar Billy Graham vs. Butch Reed

 

WWF @ Tampa, FL - SunDome - December 8, 1987

WWF Superstars taping:

Prime Time Wrestling - 1/12/88: Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Billy Jack Haynes & Brady Boone at 10:22 when Smash pinned Boone

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned the One Man Gang

12/19/87 - included Craig DeGeorge conducting an interview with WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan in which he rejected Ted Dibiase's offer to purchase the WWF World Heavyweight Title:

Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned Steve Lombardi with the flying elbow drop at 2:24

Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) pinned Rick Hunter at 1:48 with a back elbow off the middle turnbuckle

Don Muraco pinned Dusty Wolfe with the tombstone at 1:18

The Hart Foundation (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Outback Jack & Omar Atlas at 2:58 when Bret pinned Atlas following the Hart Attack

Jake Roberts pinned Brian Costello with the DDT at 2:22

Ron Bass pinned Tio Samoa with the Pedigree at 1:58

Koko B. Ware pinned Raul Mato with the Ghostbuster at 2:01

12/26/87 - included Craig DeGeorge conducting an interview with Ted Dibiase & Virgil regarding Hulk Hogan's refusal to sell the WWF World Title:

Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Oliver Humperdink) pinned Van Van Horne with the slingshot splash into the ring at 2:23

The One Man Gang (w/ Slick) pinned Tom Horn with the front suplex at 1:47

Brutus Beefcake defeated Rick Gantner via submission with the sleeper at 2:16

WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart & Peggy Sue) pinned Brady Boone at 1:35 with the Shake, Rattle, & Roll; prior to the bout, the champion introduced Peggy Sue (aka WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri)

The British Bulldogs fought the Islanders (w/ Bobby Heenan) to a no contest when the Islanders stole Matilda the bulldog and ran backstage with her after attacking the British Bulldogs from behind when they became distracted by Heenan

Rick Rude defeated Jerry Allen via submission with the backbreaker at the 49 second mark

The Ultimate Warrior pinned Rick Renslow with the gorilla press slam / splash combo at 1:43

1/9/88 - included Craig DeGeorge conducting an interview with Ted Dibiase & Virgil in which Dibiase had Andre the Giant & Bobby Heenan come out, then announced that he had purchased Andre's contract from Heenan and that Andre would deliver the world title to Dibiase after taking it from Hulk Hogan; featured highlights of the Hogan / Bundy match and aftermath from SNME:

The Islanders (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Jerry Gray & Lanny Poffo at 3:20 when Haku pinned Gray with a side kick; after the bout, WWF President Jack Tunney - from the interview stage - announced that the Islanders would be indefinately suspended until Matilda the bulldog was found

Jake Roberts pinned Wellington Wilkins at 1:50 with the DDT

Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) pinned Scott Casey at 2:21 with a back suplex

Sam Houston pinned Terry Gibbs with a bulldog at 2:53

Butch Reed (w/ Slick) pinned Sivi Afi with the flying clothesline at 2:23

Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Jim Evans & Mike Richards at 3:09 when Ax pinned Evans following the Decapitation

 

WWF @ Ft. Myers, FL - Civic Center - December 9, 1987

Wrestling Challenge taping:

Prime Time Wrestling - 12/21/87: Jim Duggan pinned Rex King at 2:31 with the running clothesline

Prime Time Wrestling - 12/21/87: King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Jim Evans at the 59-second mark with the cradle suplex

Prime Time Wrestling - 12/21/87: The Islanders (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana via count-out at 10:50 when Tama rolled back in the ring after all four men began brawling on the floor

12/20/87 - featured Craig DeGeorge conducting an interview with Jim Duggan:

Paul Roma & Jim Powers defeated The Alaskans at 3:18 when Roma pinned Renslow with a sunset flip off the top

Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Outback Jack via submission at 1:32

Brutus Beefcake defeated Barry Horowitz via submission at 1:36 with the sleeper

The One Man Gang & Butch Reed (w/ Slick) defeated Lanny Poffo & SD Jones at 3:17 when Gang pinned Jones with the front suplex

Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov (w/ Slick) defeated Mike Richards & Mr. Harte at 1:17 when Volkoff pinned Richards with a backbreaker

The Ultimate Warrior pinned Rex King at 1:16 with the press slam

WWF Intercontinental Champion Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Scott Casey at 2:10 in a non-title match with the Shake, Rattle, & Roll

12/27/87 - featured Craig DeGeorge conducting an interview with Demolition & Mr. Fuji; included the Bulldogs / Islanders match from Superstars, shown in full:

WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated Rick Gantner & Terry Gibbs at 3:06 when Gantner submitted to Martel's Boston crab

Ted DiBiase (w/ Virgil) pinned Sivi Afi at 2:17 with a reverse elbow from the middle turnbuckle

Jake Roberts pinned Steve Lombardi at 2:15 with the DDT

Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) pinned Jerry Allen at 1:30 with the side suplex

Don Muraco pinned Frank DeFalco at 1:31 after the tombstone

Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned Jerry Gray at 2:01 with the flying elbow drop

1/10/88 - included highlights of the Hogan / Bundy match from SNME:

The British Bulldogs defeated Steve Lombardi & Terry Gibbs at 3:11 when Dynamite pinned Lombardi

Ron Bass pinned Omar Atlas at 2:06

Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Oliver Humperdink) pinned an unknown at 2:32 with the slingshot suplex into the ring

Danny Davis, Bret Hart, & Jim Neidhart defeated Doug Wellington & two unknowns at 2:00 following the Hart Attack

Sam Houston pinned Jerry Gray at 2:11 with a bulldog

Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Pete Sanchez via submission with the figure-4 at 2:01

Koko B. Ware pinned Rick Renslow at 1:12 with the Ghostbuster

 

WWF @ Tampa, FL - SunDome - December 19, 1987

Ricky Steamboat (sub. for Paul Orndorff) vs. Rick Rude

 

WWF @ Hollywood, FL - Sportitorium - February 26, 1988 (10,000)

Danny Spivey pinned Lanny Poffo

The Ultimate Warrior defeated Dino Bravo via count-out

Rick Rude pinned Junkyard Dog

Hulk Hogan pinned Butch Reed

Randy Savage fought Ted Dibiase to a double count-out at 5:30

WWF Women's Tag Team Champions the Jumping Bomb Angels defeated Judy Martin & Leilani Kai at around the 16-minute mark

Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated The Killer Bees

Jim Duggan defeated Ron Bass via count-out in under 30 seconds

Jake Roberts, WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man, Bret Hart, & Jim Neidhart when Roberts pinned Bret

 

JCP quit running the Florida circuit as a weekly circuit late in 1987 so JCP would throw it in their loop but wasn't run maybe monthly.

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Vince finally decided to hit the homebase of Jim Crockett Promotions in 1988.

 

WWF @ Greensboro, NC - Coliseum - August 7, 1988 (3,670)

The first WWF card in Greensboro

The One Man Gang pinned DJ Peterson

Terry Taylor defeated Scott Casey

Lanny Poffo pinned Trent Knight

King Haku pinned Junkyard Dog

The Powers of Pain defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov

Rick Rude defeated Jake Roberts via count-out

WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated The British Bulldogs

Hulk Hogan defeated Andre the Giant via disqualification at 10:00 when Bobby Heenan interfered to prevent the pinfall after Hogan hit the legdrop

 

JCP @ Greensboro, NC – Coliseum – August 28, 1988 (6,000)

The Road Warriors & Sting d. The Varsity Club

Barry Windham d. Steve Williams by countout

Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard battled The Midnight Express to a no contest

Dusty Rhodes & Lex Luger d. Ric Flair & Al Perez

 

Hogan was drawing huge houses at this time but Greensboro even against Andre not so much.

 

JCP @ Greensboro, NC – Coliseum – October 9, 1988 (4,000)

The Sheepherders d. Chris Champion & Italian Stallion

Rip Morgan d. Curtis Thompson

The Fantastics d. Rick Steiner & Kevin Sullivan

The Road Warriors d. Al Perez & Larry Zbyszko

NWA World TV Title: Mike Rotundo © d. Ron Simmons

U.S. Heavyweight Title: Sting battled Barry Windham © to a double countout

The Russian Assassins d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff

NWA World Heavyweight Title: Lex Luger d. Ric Flair © by DQ

 

WWF @ Greensboro, NC - Coliseum - October 28, 1988 (2,000)

Sam Houston pinned Steve Lombardi

The Barbarian pinned Boris Zhukov

Dino Bravo defeated Jim Duggan via count-out

Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated The Rockers

Jim Powers defeated Conquistador #1 (Jose Luis Rivera)

The Red Rooster pinned Hillbilly Jim

Hulk Hogan & Hercules defeated Ted Dibiase & Virgil

 

So they come back 2 months later with Hogan and a hot TV angle with Hercules/DiBiase and drop even lower.

 

WWF @ Charlotte, NC - Coliseum - January 8, 1989 (13,500)

Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated The Rockers

Hercules defeated Ted Dibiase

Jim Duggan defeated Dino Bravo

Andre the Giant defeated Jake Roberts

Hulk Hogan defeated the Big Bossman

 

NWA @ Greensboro, NC - January 8, 1989 (2,500)

Al Perez & Larry Zbyzsko defeated Dustin Rhodes & Kendall Windham

Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated the Russian Assassins

NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner & Dick Murdoch defeated Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose

Jim Cornette won a manager's battle royal; other participants included: Paul Jones, Oliver Humperdrink, and Gary Hart

Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, & Sting defeated NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors & Paul Ellering

NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated the Junkyard Dog

Lex Luger won a bunkhouse battle royal

 

Charlotte on the other hand gets hot for WWF but this is the only card I have for Charlotte in the 80's.

 

WWF @ Greensboro, NC - Coliseum - February 5, 1989 (1,800)

Mr. Perfect pinned the Blue Blazer

Jim Powers pinned Iron Mike Sharpe

WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior pinned Ted Dibiase at the 30-second mark

Andre the Giant pinned Jake Roberts

Greg Valentine pinned Jim Neidhart

WWF Women's Champion Rockin Robin pinned Judy Martin

Rick Rude pinned Sam Houston

The Rockers defeated Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard via disqualification

 

OUCH.....I don't have a NWA lineup for February in Greensboro so I can't compare but that is horrible.

 

WWF @ Greensboro, NC - Coliseum - July 29, 1989

Barry Horowitz pinned Ken Shamrock

Tim Horner pinned Tom Magee

The Red Rooster pinned the Brooklyn Brawler

WWF IC Champion Rick Rude defeated Jim Duggan via disqualification

Greg Valentine defeated Brutus Beefcake via forfeit; Beefcake had to fill in for Hulk Hogan in Nashville

Dusty Rhodes pinned Ted Dibiase

Demolition defeated the Powers of Pain

 

NWA @ Greensboro, NC - Coliseum - August 18, 1989 (8,500)

Bill Irwin & Al Greene defeated the Ding Dongs

Ron Simmons defeated Brad Anderson

Brian Pillman pinned Norman

Steve Williams defeated Mike Rotunda via count-out

Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Jack Victory & Rip Morgan

NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane

Sting fought the Great Muta to a 20-minute draw

NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Tommy Rich

NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Terry Funk

The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team

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After the Memphis crowds stunk in 1984, they stayed away from Memphis for 2 years but never really succeeded here.

 

CWA @ Memphis, TN – Mid-South Coliseum – September 8, 1986

Lou Winston d. Jeff Van Horne

Jerry Bryant d. Lou Winston

Paul Diamond & Tracy Smothers d. The Mod Squad

Davey Haskins fought Mike Jackson to a draw

Fire, Flame, & Torch d. Cousin Junior, Stan Frazier, & Killer

Jeff Jarrett & Pat Tanaka d. Memphis Vice

Tracy Smothers d. The Ninja

Austin Idol d. The Great Kabuki by DQ

Southern Heavyweight Title: Jerry Lawler d. Bam Bam Bigelow ©

 

WWF @ Memphis, TN - Mid-South Coliseum - September 11, 1986 (5,000)

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Iron Sheik

Also included Roddy Piper

 

Don't have the crowd numbers for Jarrett's show as Mark's book didn't have it either.

 

CWA @ Memphis, TN – Mid-South Coliseum – December 12, 1988 (1,400)

Tracy Smothers d. Mike Davis

IWGP Heavyweight Title: Tatsumi Fujinami © d. Tommy Lane

Brian Lee d. Sid Vicious by DQ

Beauty & The Beast d. Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner

Wendell Cooley & Bill Dundee d. Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden

AWA World Heavyweight Title: Jerry Lawler © d. Kamala

 

WWF @ Memphis, TN - Mid-South Coliseum - December 16, 1988

WWF World Champion Randy Savage defeated Rick Rude

Also included The Hart Foundation

 

CWA @ Memphis, TN – Mid-South Coliseum – March 6, 1989

Action Jackson d. Brian Lee

The Wrestling Machines d. Frank & Phil Hickerson

CWA Tag Titles: Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden © d. Jed Grundy & Jungle Jim

Handicap Match: John Paul & Tracy Smothers d. Samurai, Shogun, & Tojo Yamamoto

Bill Dundee & Ricky Morton d. Dutch Mantell & Master of Pain

Jeff Jarrett d. Buddy Landell

Unified Heavyweight Title: Jerry Lawler © d. Tommy Rich by DQ

 

WWF @ Memphis, TN - Mid-South Coliseum - March 9, 1989 (6,000)

Paul Roma pinned Barry Horowitz

Rick Martel fought King Haku to a time-limit draw

Brutus Beefcake pinned Ted Dibiase

Hercules defeated Dino Bravo via disqualification

Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated The Rockers

Bret Hart fought Honkytonk Man to a double count-out

Koko B. Ware pinned the Gladiator

Hulk Hogan pinned the Big Bossman

 

CWA @ Memphis, TN – Mid-South Coliseum – July 31, 1989

Gary Albright d. Doug Gilbert

Cousin Junior & Stan Frazier d. Chris Champion & Mark Starr by DQ

Nightmare Freddy d. The Zombie by DQ

Tony Anthony & Black Bart d. Bill Dundee & Dustin Rhodes

Jeff Jarrett & The Rock n Roll Express d. Brickhouse Brown, Iceman Parsons, & Harold Harris

Steel Cage: Dutch Mantell d. Master of Pain

Unified World Heavyweight Title: Jerry Lawler © d. Bam Bam Bigelow by DQ

 

WWF @ Memphis, TN - Mid-South Coliseum - August 4, 1989 (5,700)

Boris Zhukov pinned Mark Young

Koko B. Ware defeated the Genius via disqualification

Rick Martel pinned Tito Santana by using the ropes for leverage

Ted Dibiase pinned Hillbilly Jim by using the ropes for leverage

Jimmy Snuka pinned Honkytonk Man

King Jim Duggan pinned Haku

Randy Savage defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out (Hogan's return match after suffering a pinched nerve)

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I saved the best for last with the Invasion of the ATL

 

AUGUST 25, 1984 – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM

(Vince McMahon – Promoter)

> Big John Studd d. Tiger Chung Lee

> Nikolai Volkoff d. Rocky Johnson

> Paul Orndorff d. S. D. Jones

> Junkyard Dog d. George Steele

> Battle Royal: Andre the Giant (Winner)

> WWF Women’s World Title Match: Wendi Richter © d. the Fabulous Moolah

> Les Thornton and Bob Orton, Jr., went to a draw

> Iron Sheik d. Sgt. Slaughter by DQ

> Andre the Giant d. the Spoiler

> WWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Hulk Hogan © d. David Shults

 

AUGUST 26, 1984 – MARIETTA, GA – COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER

(Ole Anderson – Promoter)

> Jerry Oates d. the Italian Stallion

> Tim Horner d. Ted Oates

> Masked Superstar d. the Spoiler (Steve Starr)

> Ron Garvin d. 666 by DQ

> Bob Roop & Ted DiBiase d. Ole Anderson & Brad Armstrong

 

WWF smoked them on that one for sure.

 

SEPTEMBER 9, 1984 – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM

(Ole Anderson – Promoter)

> Jerry Oates d. Italian Stallion

(Stallion subbed for 666)

> The Hollywood Blonds d. Tony Atlas & Tim Horner

> Brad Armstrong d. Paul Ellering

> Jimmy Valiant d. Austin Idol

> Indian Strap Match: Bob Armstrong d. Ted DiBiase by DQ

> Round Robin Match: Dusty Rhodes d. Stan Hansen and Masked Superstar

> Cage Match: Ron Garvin d. Jake Roberts

 

SEPTEMBER 25, 1984 – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM

(Vince McMahon – Promoter)

> Junkyard Dog d. George Steele

> Nikolai Volkoff d. Rocky Johnson

> Paul Orndorff d. S. D. Jones

> WWF Women's World Title Match: Wendi Richter © d. the Fabulous Moolah

> Les Thornton and Bob Orton, Jr., went to a draw

> Sgt. Slaughter d. Iron Sheik

> WWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Hulk Hogan © d. David Shults

 

OCTOBER 5, 1984 – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM

(Vince McMahon – Promoter)

> Women’s Match: Susan Starr d. Lelani Kai

> Nikolai Volkoff d. Rick McGraw

> Mr. Wrestling II d. Rene Goulet

> Roddy Piper d. Jay Strongbow

> Junkyard Dog d. Mr. Fuji

> Jack & Jerry Brisco d. the Moondogs

> Paul Orndorff d. Ivan Putski

> WWF World Heavyweight Title Match: Hulk Hogan © d. Big John Studd by CO

 

OCTOBER 14, 1984 – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM

(Ole Anderson – Promoter)

> The Italian Stallion d. Ted Allen

> Ox Baker d. Frankie Lane

> Jerry Oates d. Mr. Ito

> Ivan Koloff d. Tim Horner

> Brad Armstrong d. Tully Blanchard by DQ

> NWA World Television Title Match: Ron Garvin d. Bob Roop © by DQ

> National Tag Team Title Match: the Hollywood Blonds © versus Tommy Rich & Tony Atlas ruled a NC

> Canadian Lumberjack Match: Bob Armstrong d. Ted DiBiase

> Battle Royal: Ron Garvin (Winner)

 

WWF still smoking Ole out here.

 

OCTOBER 26, 1984 – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM

(Vince McMahon – Promoter)

> Mr. Wrestling II d. Jerry Valiant

> David Sammartino d. Mr. Fuji

> The Spoiler d. Salvatore Bellomo

> Brutus Beefcake d. Rick McGraw

> Ken Patera d. Tony Garea

> Junkyard Dog d. David Shults

> Nikolai Volkoff d. Sgt. Slaughter by DQ

> Andre the Giant d. Kamala

> Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title Match: Greg Valentine © d. Tito Santana

 

NOVEMBER 18, 1984 – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM

(Ole Anderson – Promoter)

> National Tag Team Title Tournament:

Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson d. the New York Assassins by CO

The Hollywood Blonds d. Jerry Oates & Ron Ritchie

Brad Armstrong & Jacques Rougeau d. Bob Roop & the Italian Stallion

Jimmy Valiant & Jerry Lawler d. Ox Baker & Mr. Ito

The Road Warriors d. Ron Slinker & Frankie Lane

The Long Riders d. Tommy Rich & Randy Savage

Armstrong & Rougeau d. the Blonds

Valiant & Lawler d. the Warriors

The Riders d. Valiant & Lawler

The Riders d. Armstrong & Rougeau to win title

Ron Garvin versus Wahoo McDaniel ruled a NC

 

This was billed as the big Thanksgiving card that was held yearly and this is the reason why.

 

NOVEMBER 22, 1984 – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM

(Vince McMahon – Promoter)

> Paul Orndorff d. Abe Jacobs

> Iron Sheik d. Rick McGraw

> Junkyard Dog d. Rene Goulet

> Bret Hart and Les Thornton went to a draw

> Mike Rotondo d. Johnny Valiant

> Mr. Wrestling II d. Brutus Beefcake by DQ

> Jack & Jerry Brisco d. Terry Gibbs & the Spoiler

> Nikolai Volkoff versus Sgt. Slaughter ruled a NC

> Battle Royal ($10,000): Paul Orndorff (Winner)

Mil Mascaras, Rick McGraw, Jerry Brisco, Jack Brisco, Mr. Wrestling II, Barry Windham, Blackjack Mulligan, Jay

Strongbow, Junkyard Dog, Kamala, Paul Orndorff, Rene Goulet, the Spoiler, Iron Sheik, Brutus Beefcake,

Johnny Valiant, Terry Gibbs and David Sammartino participated

 

DECEMBER 2, 1984 – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM

(Ole Anderson – Promoter)

> Eddie Gilbert d. Jerry Oates

> Mike Sharpe d. the Italian Stallion

> The Hollywood Blonds d. Steve Constance & Tim Ashley

> Rick Rude & Jacques Rougeau versus the Dirty White Boys ruled a NC

(Rougeau subbed for Ron Ritchie)

> NWA World Television Title Match: Bob Roop © versus Jimmy Valiant ruled a NC

> National Heavyweight Title Match: Ron Garvin © d. Ox Baker

> Southern Heavyweight Title Match: Jerry Lawler © d. Kamala

> National Tag Team Title Match: the Long Riders © d. Tommy Rich & Brad Armstrong

(Armstrong subbed for Bob Armstrong)

> Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson d. King Kong Bundy & Giant Frazier

 

DECEMBER 25, 1984 – ATLANTA, GA – OMNI AUDITORIUM

(Vince McMahon – Promoter)

> David Sammartino versus Mr. Wrestling II – result unknown

> Mike Rotondo versus Spot – result unknown

> Barry Windham versus Rex – result unknown

> Tony Atlas versus Terry Gibbs – result unknown

> WWF Women’s World Title Match: