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We open to Bob Backlund sitting Indian style on the floor of the dressing room with the WWF Title folded up in his lap. He is gently rocking back and forth and staring at the belt.
 
Bob Backlund: Tonight a man named William Graham is going to attempt to deprive me of the one thing in this world that I care about. Tonight a man who has the audacity to refer to himself as "Superstar" is going to try and best me in competition so that he may lay claim to the championship that I have made the most important in the world. Tonight a man who doesn't even deserve to occupy the same space in which I stand or inhale the same air in which I breathe is going to attempt to steal what is rightfully mine. Tonight in this very ring, I am going to decimate, masticate, and annihilate William Graham because I must.

Backlund looks up from the belt, his eyes wide, and a terrifying smile crosses his face....

Bob Backlund: BECAUSE THIS IS MY CHAMPIONSHIP!! AND IF YOU TRY AND TAKE IT FROM ME, I....MUST....DESTROY YOUUUUU!!!!!


We are taken to "Classy" Freddie Blassie along with Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zhukov, The Red Scare

"Classy" Freddie Blassie: Gunslingers, tonight my Red Scare is going to send you two pencil necked geeks to the big round up in the sky!


We cut to Andre the Giant standing in front of a WWF backdrop. He rubs his massive hands together and speaks.

Andre the Giant: Grizzly Muldoon, you've challenged the one true giant in professional wrestling! Tonight I am going to have to put you down in front of the whole world!


We then cut to The Gunslingers, Scott Casey and Johnny Mantell.

Scott Casey: Nikolai, Boris, you two may call yourselves the Red Scare, but here in the WWF, real cowboys aren't going to roll over and die just because some Russian punk calls them out.

Johnny Mantell: Tonight you two fellas are going to experience America the cowboy way, and it's gonna be a nightmare for you Russians!


We are taken to Bobby "The Brain" Heenan standing with WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs.

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan: Listen up all you Humanoids! Tonight those two pretty boy idiots The Fantastics are getting the rematch they've been crying about for these belts. So when my men The British Bulldogs beat them fair and square for the second time, hopefully we can move on to some real competition!


We cut to Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers, The Fantastics in front of a WWF backdrop.

Tommy Rogers: Bulldogs! Last time you needed that Weasel, Bobby Heenan to beat us! Now we have our eye on him, and on those titles!

Bobby Fulton: You fooled us once British Bulldogs, but this time the Fantastics are gonna rock and roll all over your British Butts!


Finally we cut to "Superstar" Billy Graham in his tie dyed tank top working out with a power twister. After a few pumps he drops the bar and speaks..

"Superstar" Billy Graham: The time has arrived Bobby Backlund! The Man of the Hour, the Tower of Power, Too Sweet to be Sour, the Superstar, Billy Graham is coming for you, and he is coming for that World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship Brother. So in just a few short minutes the largest arms in the world are gonna bring home the gold on the Saturday Night's Main Event!

Superstar hits the double bicep pose and the camera freezes on him before...


The opening strains of "Obsession" by Animotion hit as a video begins to play showcasing many of the wrestlers that will compete tonight. We see footage of Andre squashing opponents in the corner. The Fantastics using the Rocket Launcher. King Kong Bundy using the Big Splash. "Superstar" Billy Graham flexing his massive biceps. The Scufflin' Hillbillies square dancing in the ring. The British Bulldogs using a double clothesline. WWF Champion Bob Backlund with a crazed look on his face. Sgt. Slaughter throwing up a salute, and then we cut to the logo.....

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The camera pans over the sold out Nassau Veteran's Memorial Coliseum before cutting to the announce  position where Vince McMahon is dressed in his best powder blue suit and next to him is a man making his return to the WWF commentary booth, Gorilla Monsoon!

Vince McMahon: Hello Everyone! and Welcome to Saturday Night's Main Event! I'm Vince McMahon, joined tonight by Gorilla Monsoon, and what a night of action we have in store for you!

Gorilla Monsoon: You can say that again Vince. They're hanging from the rafters here tonight in Uniondale! Championships will be on the line, a new champion is guaranteed to be crowned in a twenty man battle royal, and the Eighth Wonder of the World, Andre the Giant will see action right here tonight. It is going to be a spectacular for sure.

Vince McMahon: We are going to kick things off with a match for the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Championship. Tell them about it Gorilla.

Gorilla Monsoon: Well, this is a rematch from the finals of the tournament to crown the WWF Tag Team Champions. That night both The Fantastics of Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers and The British Bulldogs of Davey Boy Smith and The Dynamite Kid won several matches en route to meeting one another. Just when it looked like The Fantastics were going to walk away with the titles, that weasel Bobby "The Brain" Heenan stuck his nose in there and pretty much handed The Bulldogs the win and the belts.

Vince McMahon: Tonight The Fantastics are getting the rematch they've been asking for, so without further adieu let's head down to "The Fink" Howard Finkel and kick things off!

 

1 Fall, 60 Minute Time Limit


-The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith/The Dynamite Kid) w/Bobby "The Brain" Heenan vs The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton/Tommy Rogers)- WWF World Tag Team Titles

   

An amazing balls to the wall tag team match to start the show that went nearly thirty minutes. Both teams held the advantage several times during the match, and the fans were 100% behind The Fantastics, and the "Weasel" chants for Bobby Heenan were loud and frequent. It looked like The Fantastics were going to bring home the gold as they had The Dynamite Kid on the ropes and scored several two counts on him. Finally they planted him in the center of the ring, and Tommy tagged in Bobby who scaled the ropes and the Fantastic Rocket Launcher brought the fans to their feet. Fulton crashed down on Dynamite Kid for what was sure to be the winning fall, and that is when Bobby "The Brain" Heenan jumped up onto the apron to argue with the referee about The Fantastics double teaming.

Tommy Rogers was having none of it and went over and took hold of Heenan, who managed to keep the referee in between them. Davey Boy Smith used this opportunity to head into the ring, pull Bobby Fulton off of Dynamite, rake his eyes, and drop him with a piledriver. Then right about the time that Rogers blasted Heenan with a punch to the face, Davey Boy put Dynamite on top of Fulton. The referee ordered Rogers out of the ring, and he went out after Heenan, and then the referee turned around, saw Dynamite covering Fulton and counted One, Two, Three.

Winners: The British Bulldogs

 

Gorilla Monsoon: What a miscarriage of justice! The Fantastics had the titles won, and that Weasel just cost them again.

Vince McMahon: Smith used the distraction perfectly to take Fulton out, and by hook or by crook, The British Bulldogs retain the WWF World Tag Team Titles.

Gorilla Monsoon: Look at Heenan and The Bulldogs high tailing it away from ringside. The Fantastics will be looking for another shot real soon, I promise you that.

Vince McMahon: Ladies and Gentleman, we'll be right back with Anndreee The Giant!!!

 

-Commercial Break-

 

Vince McMahon: Ladies and Gentleman, this next match will see two men who combined weight over One Thousand pounds step into the ring to do battle. The Seven Foot Four, Five Hundred Pound, Eighth Wonder of the World, Andre the Giant and the Five Hundred Pound Plus Grizzly Muldoon.

Gorilla Monsoon: This Muldoon is a relative newcomer here to the World Wrestling Federation, but he is looking to make a name for himself and there is no better way to do that than to call out the biggest and the baddest, and they certainly don't come bigger and badder than Andre the Giant.

Vince McMahon: Gorilla, when you were a competitor, you were nearly four hundred pounds. Have you ever seen a match with two men this size?

Gorilla Monsoon: Very rarely do you see two guys this big anywhere! Let alone in the same ring at the same time. This may be a case of the Irresistible Force meeting the Immovable Object.

 

1 Fall, 30 Minute Time Limit


-Andre the Giant vs Grizzly Muldoon

 

These two monsters didn't bother with a collar and elbow and just went straight to trading massive blows in the center of the ring. It looked very briefly like Muldoon was going to be able to withstand the power of Andre, but after about the fourth blow from The Giant, the facade of Muldoon began to crack. When the next blow landed, Muldoon stumbled backwards into the ropes and then Andre went on the attack. The next several minutes were all Andre the Giant. Finally he put the massive Muldoon on the ground with a big boot, then hit the Sitdown Splash for the One, Two, Three.

Winner: Andre the Giant

 

Gorilla Monsoon: So much for the big Grizzly! Andre skinned that bear with minimal effort Vince.

Vince McMahon: Ha! Ha! Ha! There is a reason that Andre has been THE Giant all of these years. Many have tried, and may have failed to take that crown.

Gorilla Monsoon: For sure.

Vince McMahon: Ladies and Gentleman, we'll be right back and the WWF World Championship will be on the line! Don't miss it!

 

-Commercial Break-

 

Vince McMahon: Ladies and Gentleman, welcome back to Saturday Night's Main Event! It's time now for Bob Backlund to defend the World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship against "Superstar" Billy Graham!

Gorilla Monsoon: There is certainly no love lost between these two men, and they have been waiting to get one another inside that squared circle for some time now. Tonight, right here in Uniondale, they are finally going to get that chance, and you can cut the electricity with a knife!

Vince McMahon: Let's head down to The Fink and get this Heavyweight Championship match under way.

 

1 Fall, 60 Minute Time Limit


-"Superstar" Billy Graham vs Bob Backlund- WWF World Heavyweight Title

   

This started off slow as both men tried to feel one another out. It was Backlund who made the first move, shooting in and taking Graham to the mat. He proceeded to ride the "Superstar" for several minutes and keep him grounded with superior mat work, paying particular attention to the neck and shoulders of Graham. Finally when Backlund had a front face lock clamped on, The Superstar used his massive strength and pushed himself off the canvas. The crowd came alive and began willing Billy to his feet, and once Graham got there, he fired several elbows into the midsection of Backlund. When Backlund released the hold, Graham leveled him with a clothesline that sent the champion to the canvas. Graham took a moment to shake the cobwebs out, and by then Backlund was back to his feet, but now it was Billy Graham who was on the attack. Superstar blasted Backlund with punches and clubbing strikes to the back that had the champion reeling. Graham whipped Backlund into the ropes and blasted him with another huge clothesline, then scooped Backlund up and planted him in the center of the ring with a bodyslam. The crowd was going crazy for "The Superstar" and he reached down and grabbed two handfuls of Backlund's hair, and that is when Bob Backlund blatantly stiff armed him in the groin right in front of the referee.

Winner, by Disqualification: "Superstar" Billy Graham

 

Gorilla Monsoon: You have got to be kidding me! That was as blatant as it gets.

 

As Graham drops to his knees clutching his groin, Backlund gets to his feet with a maniacal look on his face. The referee attempts to step in between Backlund and Graham but is grabbed by Backlund and tossed out of the ring. Backlund then turns back around and delivers a vicious kick to the face of "Superstar" Billy Graham who was trying to get back to his feet. Backlund then wastes no time in pouncing on Graham and applying the Cross Face Chicken Wing.

 

Vince McMahon: Can we please get some help out here for "Superstar" Billy Graham?
 


A host of referee's, officials, and other backstage personnel including Bruno Sammartino rush to the ring and pry a practically drooling Bob Backlund off of "Superstar" Graham before he can do any more damage. Bob Backlund leaves the ring as all of the men surround the fallen Graham, but once Backlund has retrieved the WWF Heavyweight Title he slides back into the ring and clubs one of the unidentified officials upside the head with it. Chaos erupts in the ring, as some of the officials rush to protect the fallen Graham and the fallen official, while others attempt to push Backlund out of the ring. In the middle of it all, Bruno Sammartino shoves aside two referees and nearly tears off his suit coat, before raising his fists to Bob Backlund as the Uniondale crowd goes absolutely nuclear. Bob Backlund smiles maniacally at Sammartino, before falling to the mat, rolling out of the ring and heading up the aisle as the show went to commercial.

 

-Commercial Break-

 

Vince McMahon: Welcome back Ladies and Gentleman. We've gotten things back under control at ringside, but before we get to our next contest, we'd like to show you this very special video presentation.

 

A video begins to play showcasing various WWF wrestlers delivering punishment to their opponents. Then a voice over begins over top of the footage....

"This year we are going to celebrate the birth of America with a different kind of fireworks. On July 4th, Live from Madison Square Garden in New York City, the World Wrestling Federation will make it's debut on Closed Circuit Television. All of your favorite wrestlers, all of the championships, all in one night. Join us for the the biggest fireworks show happening anywhere this Independence Day.......

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1 Fall, 30 Minute Time Limit


-The Gunslingers (Scott Casey/Johnny Mantell) vs Red Scare (Nikolai Volkoff/Boris Zhukov) w/"Classy" Freddie Blassie

 

A back and forth encounter that saw the Gunslingers utilize their speed advantage in the early stages to keep the big Russians off guard. However once Volkoff caught Mantell off the ropes with a bear hug the momentum shifted and the Red Scare took over and beat on Mantell for quite a while. The crowd was hot every time that Mantell got close to tagging in Casey, but the Scare continually managed to cut him off. Finally, the hot tag came and the place went nuts as Casey went to town on both Zhukov and Volkoff with rights and lefts. He knocked Nikolai out of the ring and sent Boris into the ropes and caught him with a huge back body drop! Casey tagged in Mantell and they looked to be setting Zhukov off up for their patented Double Bulldog, but Volkoff entered the ring and blasted Casey in the back of the head with Freddie Blassie's cane drawing the Disqualification. Volkoff grabbed Zhukov and the Red Scare retreated before The Gunslingers could gather their wits.

Winners, by DQ: The Gunslingers

 

Gorilla Monsoon: Nikolai saw the end was near for Boris, so he took the cheap way out. The Gunslingers pick up the victory, but I have to believe it's not how they wanted to get it.

Vince McMahon: Certainly not Gorilla. I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of this rivalry. Alright Ladies and Gentleman, we'll be right back with the Battle Royal!!

 

-Commercial Break-

 

Vince McMahon: Alright Gorilla, it's time for us to crown a champion! Twenty Men, One Ring. This is the Battle Royal for the Intercontinental Championship!!

Gorilla Monsoon: Hands down one of the most dangerous matches in all of professional wrestling. You've got guys coming at you from all angles. You almost have to have eyes in the back of your head. Whoever walks away from this thing the winner, will deserve to be the Intercontinental Champion, for sure.

 

20 Man Over The Top Rope Battle Royal


-Cousin Luke, Davis Sammartino, DJ Peterson, Hillbilly Jim, Joe Savoldi, Ken Patera, Ray Candy, Sgt. Slaughter, Tito Santana, Bobby Jaggers, Black Bart, Tim Horner, David Schultz, Greg Valentine, The Iron Sheik, Kevin Kelly, King Kong Bundy, Bobby Duncum, Robert Fuller, Pedro Morales- WWF Intercontinental Title


Elimination #1: Tim Horner and Bobby Jaggers were battling it out near the ropes. Tito Santana saw an opening and nailed a big dropkick that sent Bobby Jaggers out of the ring and to the floor.


Elimination #2: David Schultz was pounding on anyone and everyone he could get his hands on. He was a man with no friends for sure. When he saw Cousin Luke not paying attention, Schultz grabbed two hand fulls of overalls and hoisted him to the floor.


Elimination #3: King Kong Bundy was pounding away at Joe Savoldi in the corner, when David Sammartino clubbed him from behind with a forearm strike. Bundy turned around and began to exchange punches with David, but then Bundy's Heenan Family stablemate Greg Valentine hammered David Sammartino from behind. Bundy and Valentine then tossed David to the floor.


Elimination #4: Valentine and Bundy didn't waste any time after getting rid of Sammartino, each grabbing hold of Joe Savoldi and pitching him out of the ring as well.


Elimination #5: "The Candyman" Ray Candy and Bobby Duncum were laying some heavy shots on one another. It took about a half dozen from each man before the other began to stagger, then Candy fired off a headbutt that wobbled Duncum. Candy grabbed hold of Bobby Duncum by the leg, and DJ Peterson who was nearby grabbed the other leg and together they dumped Duncum to the floor.


Elimination #6: The Iron Sheik and Sgt. Slaughter had found one another to the surprise of absolutely no one. They were waging war in a corner of the ring and Slaughter was getting the upper hand, until the Sheik lifted a deliberate forearm into the groin of the Sarge. Tim Horner happened to see this and charged the Sheik, but the crafty veteran side stepped and simply clotheslined Tim Horner right out of the ring.


Elimination #7: Then the roof came off the Nassau Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, as Sgt. Slaughter rose to his feet and hooked The Iron Sheik from behind and tossed him to the arena floor!


Elimination #8: Pedro Morales and "Magnificent" Kevin Kelly had been duking it out for quite some time, and it looked like Pedro had finally had enough of messing around and he was really pounding away on Kelly. Unfortunately for Morales, he never saw David Schultz come up behind him. One clothesline to the back of the head later, and Pedro Morales was eliminated.


Elimination #9: "The Southern Gentleman" Robert Fuller had been picking and choosing his shots, and generally staying away from the action for most of the match. He finally saw what looked like a great opening and jumped on Hillbilly Jim after Valentine and Bundy left him laying. Fuller laid in a few boots, and then started to back away as he had been doing the whole match, but he backed directly into Ken Patera. Fuller tried his best to beg off, but Patera wasn't having it. Several big right hands and one powerful clothesline later, and Robert Fuller was eliminated.


Elimination #10: Sgt. Slaughter had King Kong Bundy teetering. He had nailed him with two huge clotheslines, and it looked like a third might put the massive Bundy down. Slaughter charged across the ring for momentum, but as he hit the ropes, The Iron Sheik reached up from the arena floor and pulled the top rope down causing Sgt. Slaughter to sail out of the ring.

 

At this point there was chaos on the floor as an irate Slaughter got to his feet and began to brawl with Iron Sheik. A host of referee's and officials swarmed ringside to separate them and get them to the back.


Elimination #11 & 12: Ignoring the chaos on the floor, "The Candyman" Ray Candy saw King Kong Bundy in a vulnerable state and tried to get Bundy out of the ring. Candy pushed Bundy to the ropes and hooked one of Bundy's massive legs and was trying to push him out of the ring. The two struggled until they were leaning on the ropes wrestling one another, it was then that Ken Patera shocked the capacity crowd with a display of herculean strength as he grabbed one leg of Ray Candy and one leg of King Kong Bundy and hoisted both of them out of the ring.

 

Vince McMahon: OH MY!!!!

Gorilla Monsoon: That had to be well over Eight Hundred Pounds that Ken Patera just picked up and tossed out of that ring. Unreal strength on this guy Vince.

Vince McMahon: Ha! You can say that again! Ladies and Gentleman, don't go anywhere, Saturday Night's Main Event will return after these messages!

 

-Commercial Break-


Elimination #13: The show returned from commercial just in time to see Greg Valentine and David Schultz each grab a leg and dump Hillbilly Jim out of the ring and to the floor.


Elimination #14: Black Bart was choking away at DJ Peterson in the corner, while just off to the left Tito Santana and Kevin Kelly were exchanging punches. Santana got the best of the exchange, dropping Kelly to the mat, then turned and grabbed Black Bart from behind and tipped him over the ropes and to the floor.


Elimination #15: Kevin Kelly was quickly back to his feet and was about to grab Tito Santana from behind, when Ken Patera charged across the ring and blasted him with a clothesline that sent him to the floor.


Elimination #16: As all five of the remaining men in the Battle Royal were battling with one another, Greg Valentine retreated away from the other four after taking a hard shot from Tito Santana. However, when DJ Peterson got cracked with a hard elbow shot from David Schultz and staggered a few steps away as well, Valentine wasted no time in grabbing Peterson by the hair and trunks and sending him out of the ring.


Elimination #17: David Schultz was peppering Ken Patera with lefts and rights that had the former Olympian reeling towards the ropes. Schultz fired off another huge right hand that sent Patera sagging onto the rope. Tito Santana meanwhile blasted Greg Valentine with a dropkick that sent "The Hammer" away from him. Santana then turned and saw David Schultz standing right behind him, so he dropkicked Schultz in the back. The momentum sent Schultz into Patera, who backdropped Schultz out and to the floor.


Elimination #18: Greg Valentine saw an opportunity and grabbed Tito Santana the moment he got back to his feet and launched him at Ken Patera hoping to take both of them out. He got half his wish as Patera backdropped Santana to the floor nearly on top of Schultz.


Elimination #19: Valentine faked a charge at Patera who ducked down looking for a third backdrop, but Valentine lowered the boom and hammered Patera with a forearm shot across the back. Valentine fired Patera across the ring with an Irish whip and drilled Patera with a clothesline that staggered the strong man. Valentine propelled himself into the ropes and blasted Patera in the head with a big elbow that sent Patera several steps backwards toward the ropes. Greg Valentine went into the ropes again and charged with another elbow at Patera, but Patera side stepped and clotheslined Valentine in the back of the head which sent him over the top rope and out of the ring.


Winner, and NEW WWF Intercontinental Champion: Ken Patera

 

Vince McMahon: OH YEAH!!! The Olympic Strongman, Ken Patera becomes the Intercontinental Champion!!

Gorilla Monsoon: He showed a lot of guts and intestinal fortitude and came away with the victory and the title. Not to mention that impressive feat of strength lifting both Bundy and The Candyman out of there at the same time.

Vince McMahon: It was definitely quite a showing for Ken Patera here tonight, and we hope you've all thought it was quite a show here on Saturday Night's Main Event! Don't forget to follow all of the World Wrestling Federation action every weekend on Superstars of Wrestling, and don't forget we will be making our closed circuit television debut on the Fourth of July when we present...WRESTLEMANIA!! We also hope to see you back here real soon on NBC for more Saturday Night's Main Event!!! Good Night Everybody!!

 

The show goes off the air as Ken Patera is standing on the turnbuckle with the Intercontinental raises triumphantly above his head.

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Clearly the Show of the Year so far in my mind!

The lead is was AWESOME!  Backlund  again knocked it out of the park with that interview.

When you teach an online creative writing class, sign me up.  I can just see it all as it is happening.  

As always, you have the WWF commentators down and Gorilla was a real highlight for me.

Am very interested to see what you plan for Andre.  He could have held any title he wanted all around the world but only held 6 in his entire career.  He was more like a circus character but the canvass is blank here.  

Great title match!  You kept Superstar hot, increased Backlund's heelness and introduced possible the Match of the Year with Bruno coming after the champ!  Amazing booking!

Simply the best write up of a Battle Royal I have seen in any game I have been a part of!

Hate to do this to you buddy, but you have raised the bar so high, I can only imagine what Wrestlemania will be like!

 

 

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I know this SNME drew some high ratings for NBC.  

So great hearing Gorilla commentate with Vince.

The pre show promos were spot on. Brought back memories.

Bulldogs retain in a hard fought match with the Fantastics. With the Bulldogs chemistry along with Heenan, it's going to be hard to get the straps off them. 

Muldoon was in way over his head as Andre disposes him pretty easily. 

Backlund realizes he's in trouble and lowblows his way out of it. What a cool visual with Backlund, Graham and Bruno in the ring at the same time. Loved the teasing of Bruno and Backlund. I think we're going to get the big dream match. 

WrestleMania is coming!!!!! 

Looking forward to a Gunslingers/Red Scare feud. 

Props to you on a very well written battle royal. Those can be hard to write but you defiantly have it mastered. Very easy to follow. Good job with Slaughter and Sheik. Patera was rock'n this battle royal. The highlight for me was him eliminating Bundy and Candy. He deserved the IC title after that performance. 

Outstanding show. WrestleMania is going to be EPIC! 

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TV starts out with big Grizzly Muldoon and we now know that we'll be seeing the battle of the big men as he faces Andre tonight on NBC!!

 

I mentioned this in my comments on Spaldoni's show…..but I love the Fullers, especially Robert and I can't wait to see the adventures of the "Southern Gentleman" in the WWF!  Tons of potential for great entertainment here, such as the "used car salesman" line from Bruno!

 

I still have nightmares about the "New Coke" debacle when it briefly seemed you'd no longer be able to drink "Good Coke" lol

 

Did you really think you were gonna be able to slip Terry Allen back in here and the Champ wasn't going to do anything about it??? That title is HIS!!!!  HIIIISSSSSS!!!!!

 

Some great promos and a nice win from "Dr. D" and now we're ready for SATURDAY NIGHT'S MAIN EVENT!!!

 

I read this Saturday night at the same time it used to come on when I was a kid which made it even more fun!

 

Perhaps the best promo yet from Backlund to open the show and you've got the feel of the SNME opening down…..I can see it all in my head play out just like the classic SNME shows of my childhood…kudos for capturing the feel of both this and Superstars.

 

Well done on the subtle jab at the AWA in the opening promos….lol.

 

I'm excited for Gorilla Monsoon to be calling the action

 

Starting out hot with the tag title match is a great move……The Fantastics look strong but the Bulldogs escape with the titles leaving plenty of room for more great matches with these teams in the future.

 

The Andre/Muldoon match was exactly what it needed to be….and we'll see what's next for Andre

 

Great title match…..keeps Backlund crazy/Graham strong and further plants the seeds of Backlund vs. Bruno!

 

Holy Shit!! Wrestlemania is coming!!

 

Glad to see the Gunslingers didn't get mowed down by the Red Scare, I think they could have some good title matches with the Bulldogs at the very least on house shows.

 

Wow….I can't put over enough how well written the battle royal was….although I was really hoping for a surprise return and win from Outback Jack…..but Ken Patera is a good choice as well.

 

Excellent show! You've set the bar super high for all future Saturday Night's Main Event but you always deliver so I'm looking forward to them and certainly excited for WRESTLEMANIA!!

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Airing in Syndication all across the United States of America from the Allentown Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania the World Wrestling Federation presents:


A funky bass rhythm mixed with a synthesizer beat begins as clips of all the World Wrestling Federation stars such as Andre the Giant, The Fantastics, King Kong Bundy, Sgt. Slaughter, The British Bulldogs, Greg Valentine and Tito Santana in action plays. It ends with Bob Backlund holding aloft the WWF World Heavyweight title and then cuts to the logo.....

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Vince McMahon: Hello Everyone, and welcome to the World Wrestling Federation's Superstars of Wrestling! I'm Vince McMahon and joining me at ringside is wrestling's Living Legend, Bruno Sammartino and His Lordship, Lord Alfred Hayes. This week we will recap the events that transpired at Saturday Night's Main Event! Plus in action we will have Hillbilly Jim and Cousin Luke, The Scufflin Hillbillies!

Bruno Sammartino: We will also see the massive King Kong Bundy with his manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.

Lord Alfred Hayes: "The Southern Gentleman" Robert Fuller is set to join us, as well as "Dr. D" David Schultz.

Vince McMahon: Not only that but The Fantastics will be joining "Mean" Gene for an interview, and then from there in our feature contest....ANDRE THE GIANT!! Let's head down to the ring!


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During the match we got another pre-taped promo from "The Southern Gentleman." This time he is sitting in a rocking chair on the porch of an enormous plantation house, in an all white suit with a matching white cowboy hat. There is a man of Cuban descent standing behind him dressed in a black suit wearing sunglasses.

Robert Fuller: Welllll, Hello Again Ladies and Gentleman! It's me Robert Fuller, and as a fine Southern Gentleman, it is my honor and privilege to welcome you all to my home. This beautiful plantation has been in my family for five generations, and while it is admittedly much harder these days to find the kind of help you need to run a place such as this, I am still very fond of it and proud to call it my own!

One thing I am most certainly not fond of however, is the treatment I received in that battle royal at Saturday Night's Main Event! There I was surrounded by hoodlums and ruffians, and not a single person to lend a helping hand to a fine Southern Gentleman such as myself? Well to that I say hogwash!

So when I got back home, I gathered up all of the fine workers here at the plantation and allowed them to engage in a battle royal of their own. Totally of their own volition of course, no one was forced to do anything, they don't allow that now you know..... Anyhow, the man you see standing behind me, formerly a gardener here, will now be my confidant, my bodyguard, and my helping hand. Ladies and Gentleman, Fidel. Say Hello to the Nice Folks, Fidel.

The man in the black suit and sunglasses just nods

Robert Fuller: That boy is gonna be worth every penny!

The camera fades out as Fuller has a big grin on his face and Fidel stares stone faced at the camera.


-Match 1-

"The Southern Gentleman" Robert Fuller w/Fidel beat Ricky Ataki in 4:49 by Submission with the Fuller Leglock.

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Vince McMahon: "The Southern Gentleman" picks up another win, but tell me Alfred, what do you make of Fidel?

Lord Alfred Hayes: Well, I only know as much as you do, but if looks are anything to go on, he appears to be a very dangerous man.

Vince McMahon: It would appear that he didn't much care for his time in the battle royal at Saturday Night's Main Event. Before we head to break, let's take a look at some of that action!

 

A still image, slide show style recap of the Battle Royal is shown. Highlights include: Slaughter eliminating Iron Sheik, Sheik cheating to eliminate Slaughter, Sheik and Slaughter brawling, Patera dumping Candy and Bundy together, Santana dropkicking Schultz out, Patera eliminating Valentine, and Patera celebrating with the Intercontinental Title

 

-Commercial Break-

 

Vince McMahon: Welcome back to Superstars of Wrestling! Just before the break you saw highlights of Ken Patera winning the Intercontinental Championship in the big battle royal at Saturday Night's Main Event. One of the highlights of that match was the amazing feat of strength as Patera lifted both King Kong Bundy and The Candyman out of the ring together. We have words now from King Kong Bundy who was not the least bit happy about the situation.

 

We cut to King Kong Bundy along with Bobby "The Brain" Heenan in front of a WWF backdrop. Bundy looks very angry and Heenan is shaking his head and begins to talk.

Bobby Heenan: Everyone is talking about this Ken Patera like he is some kind of super hero. Like he came over and lifted King Kong Bundy and that idiot The Candyman out of the ring by himself. If you look closely at the footage, Bundy has The Candyman most of the way out of the ring, and the leverage from the ropes made him unstable, so all Patera really did was tip both men out of the ring.

King Kong Bundy: PATERA! I'll squash you after "The Hammer" has had his fill! CANDYMAN!! I'm coming for you! You think you are a big man! I'm gonna show you what a real big man looks like!


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-Match 2-

King Kong Bundy w/Bobby "The Brain" Heenan over Brady Boone in 3:17 with Big Splash for a count of FIVE!!

As Bundy and Heenan were in the ring after the victory, the music of "The Candyman" Ray Candy began to play and he appeared in the aisle way taunting Bundy and dancing.
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Vince McMahon: ALL RIGHT!! IT'S THE CANDYMAN!! BRUNO, GET DOWN!!!

Bruno Sammartino: .....

Vince McMahon: HA! HA! HA!

Bruno Sammartino: Bundy is a dangerous man. Candy should not taunt him.

Lord Alfred Hayes: I'm inclined to agree with Bruno. Bundy is an angry man, and taunting him may not be the best course of action. On the other hand, it may thrown him off his game.

Vince McMahon: We'll be right back with more Superstars of Wrestling!

 

We cut to still footage of the Gunslingers/Red Scare match from SNME, as well as the Bulldogs/Fantastics match for the Tag Team Titles.

 

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-Commercial Break-

 

We come back to an elevated platform away from the ring where we see "Mean" Gene Okerlund standing with a microphone in his hands.

"Mean" Gene: Alright Ladies and Gentleman, welcome back to Superstars of Wrestling. Right now, if you'd all please join me in welcoming my very special guests, Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers, The Fantastics!

Tommy and Bobby make their way out from the back to quite the ovation from the audience. They finally make it to Gene after slapping hands with a ton of children and getting kissed on the cheek by several women.

"Mean" Gene: Well, it seems you gentleman are certainly popular!

Bobby Fulton: Well Gene, we love these people and we are glad they love us right back!

Another big pop from the crowd and Okerlund has something of a smirk on his face.

"Mean" Gene: Alright, alright! Let's get down to business. At Saturday Night's Main Event, it seemed like you had the WWF Tag Team Championship in your grasp. Then Bobby Heenan got involved in the match, Davey Boy Smith attacked you from behind Bobby Fulton, and before you knew what hit you, it was over. Your thoughts?

Bobby Fulton: My thoughts! Well let me tell ya Gene, I'm getting real sick and tired of it! Tommy and I had them Bulldogs beat. Then that Weasel Bobby Heenan got involved, and Tommy knocked his block off. But while that was happening, them Bulldogs blindsided me and double teamed me and stole another victory.

Tommy Rogers: Davey Boy! Dynamite! You both know you can't beat us fair and square! You know you can't beat us without that Weasel at ringside! So boys, right here, right now, we are challenging you....

"Mean" Gene: WHAT IN THE!!!


Tommy Rogers never got to finish his thought as he was clubbed from behind with a forearm to the head. His partner Bobby Fulton was blindsided too and hit with a kick to the face that sent him sailing off of the platform. However the attack came from an unexpected source....


Lord Alfred Hayes: My Goodness! Why are King Tonga and The Tonga Kid assaulting The Fantastics!


King Tonga's savate kick sent Fulton sailing off of the platform to the floor of the arena. Tonga Kid blasted Rogers with a forearm that dropped him to all fours. Gene Okerlund dropped the microphone and ran for his life as both Islanders began to lay kick after kick into Rogers until he was laying flat on the platform and not moving.

Bobby Fulton managed to get to his feet, but Tonga Kid launched himself off the platform and crashed into Fulton with a bodyblock that sent both of them crashing to the floor. King Tonga ascended the stairs, helped his partner off of the floor, and The Islanders left the area to a chorus of boo's.

 

-Commercial Break-

 

Vince McMahon: Ladies and Gentleman, welcome back to WWF Superstars of Wrestling. During the commercial break, Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers of The Fantastics were helped to the dressing room and we are being told that they are receiving medical attention as we speak. We have no idea what has caused King Tonga and Tonga Kid, known collectively as The Islanders to commit this heinous assault, but I understand that they have been escorted out of the building. We will bring you an update on The Fantastics if we have it.

Bruno Sammartino: There is far too much of this crap going on around here.

Vince McMahon: I can only assume that Bruno is making reference to what happened during the match between World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund and "Superstar" Billy Graham during Saturday Night's Main Event. Let's take a look at some images from that right now.

 

Another slideshow style presentation shows highlights of both Backlund and Graham in control at various times during the contest. Then we see a still shot of Backlund hitting the low blow that caused the Disqualification. Then we see a crazed Backlund wrenching on the Cross Faced Chicken Wing. A shot of all the officials trying to pull Backlund off of Graham, and finally a still shot of Bruno Sammartino with his fists clenched as Backlund smiles at him like a lunatic.


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-Match 3-

The Scufflin' Hillbillies (Hillbilly Jim/Cousin Luke) beat Pete Doherty/Snake Brown in 4:32 when Hillbilly Jim pinned Pete Doherty after a Big Boot.

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Vince McMahon: ALL RIGHT!! That's more like it! The Scufflin' Hillbillies pick up a win! Tell us about it Bruno!

Bruno Sammartino: Hillbilly Jim sends Doherty into the ropes and catches him right in the face with that Big Boot. The other Hillbilly stops Brown from entering the ring, and it's all over.

Vince McMahon: HA! HA! Look at 'em Square Dancin' Bruno!!

Bruno Sammartino: I wish I'd have popped Backlund right in the mouth.

Vince McMahon: Uhh...we'll be right back with David Schultz!

 

-Commercial Break-


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During the match a Picture in Picture interview with "Dr. D" David Schultz was played/

David Schultz: This past Saturday Night at the Main Event, I was fixing to win that battle royal for the Intercontinental title, when some lettuce picker, some bean eater jumped up and kicked me in my back and cost me that title. Well let me tell you something Tito Santana, the only thing you better be worrying about jumping now, is back over that fence into Mexico, cause the Doctor has his sights set on you, and that means you're gonna get hurt.


-Match 4-

"Dr. D" David Schultz defeated Rocky King in 3:25 with a Piledriver.

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Vince McMahon: Dr. D picks up an easy win in there tonight, and again his comments do not reflect those of the World Wrestling Federation.

Lord Alfred Hayes: Tito Santana has apparently painted a target on his back after eliminating Schultz from the battle royal at Saturday Night's Main Event. I can assure you he is not a man that I would want coming after me.

Vince McMahon: Certainly not Alfred. Speaking of men I wouldn't want coming after me, let's head over to "Mean" Gene! With Update!

 

With the latest from the World Wrestling Federation, this is Update with:

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"Mean" Gene: HA! I've already been chased off by The Islanders tonight, I don't need you getting Schultz hot at me too! Anyway.. Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to Update, I'm Gene Okerlund, and if you tuned in to Saturday Night's Main Event this past weekend, you already know what I am about to tell you. But if you didn't, and shame on you, buckle your seat belts, because this news is huge!

On Saturday Night, July the Fourth, the World Wrestling Federation is going to make it's debut on Closed Circuit television when we present Wrestlemania! It is going to be all the glitz, all the glamour, and all of your favorite World Wrestling Federation Superstars coming to you live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. You absolutely will not want to miss this one, I guarantee it.

Now, right here this week on Superstars of Wrestling, I have for you the announcement of the Main Event for Wrestlemania. After what occurred during Saturday Night's Main Event, World Wrestling Federation President Jack Tunney had the following to say.

 

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Jack Tunney: Due to the actions of World Wrestling Federation Champion Bob Backlund at the Saturday Night's Main Event, it has been decided that on July the Fourth at Madison Square Garden in the Main Event of Wrestlemania, "Superstar" Billy Graham will be granted a rematch against Bob Backlund for the WWF World Heavyweight Title. If during that match Bob Backlund intentionally gets himself counted out of the ring or disqualified, the championship will be subject to change hands. Thank You.

 

"Mean" Gene: Alright, there you have it Ladies and Gentleman. This time Bob Backlund will not be able to cheat his way into holding onto the WWF Title. He will face "Superstar" Billy Graham in the Main Event of Wrestlemania, and the title can change hands on Count Out or Disqualification!

Think about it Ladies and Gentleman, this is just the first match to be announced for this star studded spectacle, and what a match it is! For Update, I'm Gene Okerlund!

 

-Commercial Break-

 

When we return from commercial we get still highlights of Andre the Giant destroying Grizzly Muldoon on Saturday Night's Main Event.

 

Vince McMahon: Welcome back to Superstars of Wrestling! It's time now for the Eighth Wonder of the World....ANDRE THE GIANT!!


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-Match 5-

Andre the Giant defeated Rusty Brooks in 3:02 with a Sitdown Splash

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Vince McMahon: Oh Yeah! Andre the Giant!!

Lord Alfred Hayes: The Giant seemed to be toying with Brooks in there a little bit. He must be in a good mood after disposing of Grizzly Muldoon.

Vince McMahon: Alright Ladies and Gentleman, that will do it for this week, but be sure to join us next week when we'll see Greg "The Hammer" Valentine! "The Candyman" Ray Candy!! and the NEW Intercontinental Champion, Ken Patera!! Right here on Superstars of Wrestling!!! You won't want to miss...WHO IS THAT!!!


As Andre the Giant is walking up the aisle and from behind the curtain steps steps a man who stands just a hair shorter than Andre. He is dressed in an all black singlet, and is wearing a black mask with white and gold highlights and a lightning bolt in the center of the forehead. This giant masked man raises his arms in the air as the show fades to black.

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I LOVE the Southern Gentleman character for Robert Fuller and Fidel will make a great addition to his gimmick!

Bundy is pissed and somebody is going down for a FIVE! count...

Bruno no selling Vince's enthusiasm over Candyman's dancing moves popped me big time, Bruno is subtly one of the most entertaining characters on the show.

Whoah!! The Islanders make a statement at the expense of the Fantastics....these will be some classic tag matches coming up!

HUGE main event announcement for Wrestlemania! I feel like there may still be more to come about this match...but I may be wrong.

I feel like Schultz and Fuller probably ride together....and listen to Charlie Daniels tapes.

Andre gets a win and comes face to face with another angry Giant....this should be very interesting!

Great follow up to SNME!

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Great follow up show from SNME as we get some new storylines going.

I absolutely love the Southern Gentleman character. I can totally hear Fuller's southern drawl. LOL his promo from his plantation was priceless. The battle royal between his workers (at their own volition of course) had me rolling. Fidel wins the bodyguard role. This gimmick is going to be so much fun.

A Bundy/Candyman program will be a good big man match draw.

WOW! Didn't see that swerve coming as the Islanders give the Fantastics quite a beating. I always preferred the Islanders as heels so I'm looking forward to this.

I like the little jabs Bruno is taking at Backlund.

LOL speaking of Bruno, him playing the straight man to the overly excited Vince is good stuff. I've said this before but the commentating adds so much to your shows. 

Shultz makes some disparaging remarks towards Tito. Shultz is one crazy dude but Tito is full of fire. Ariba! 

President Tunney announces the huge main event for WrestleMania! The Superstar gets his rematch. He better watch out because the unhinged Backlund might get his hands on him before the big event. 

Andre closes the show but who is this monster of a man that confronted him? Man I cant wait to find out. 

As always great job! 

 

 

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For weeks Backlund has been my favorite segment of your show but he now has some competition as Fuller at the plantation was priceless.

The fun-loving Candy Man might be in some trouble here with KKB.

The Islanders attacking the Fantastics is interesting.  This one is so big as I can see only one team surviving this one.

I am excited that Superstar is getting the rematch at Wrestlemania.  I thought it might be Bruno.  While Bruno and Backlund in the ring would be awesome, I would hate to lose Bruno at the announce table.  His no nonsense one-liners are priceless.

Dr.D. vs Santana:  WOW!  This one could go on and on with the belt going back and fourth.

Interested to see what's next for Andre.  I give you credit with him. He is difficult to write for as he just crushed everyone and ruins people you have spent time building up.

After that Saturday Night Main Event, I am really looking forward to Wrestlemania.

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Airing in Syndication all across the United States of America from the Allentown Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania the World Wrestling Federation presents:


A funky bass rhythm mixed with a synthesizer beat begins as clips of all the World Wrestling Federation stars such as Andre the Giant, The Fantastics, King Kong Bundy, Sgt. Slaughter, The British Bulldogs, Greg Valentine and Tito Santana in action plays. It ends with Bob Backlund holding aloft the WWF World Heavyweight title and then cuts to the logo.....

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Vince McMahon: Hello Everyone, and welcome to the World Wrestling Federation's Superstars of Wrestling! I'm Vince McMahon and joining me at ringside is Bruno Sammartino, wrestling's Living Legend and His Lordship, Lord Alfred Hayes. We have quite a show for you today as we will see the NEW WWF Intercontinental Champion, Ken Patera! Then from there, "The Candyman" Ray Candy!!

Bruno Sammartino: My Son, David Sammartino will also be in action here today.

Lord Alfred Hayes: We will also be joined by Greg "The Hammer" Valentine and his manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan as well as The Iron Sheik with "Classy" Freddie Blassie.

Vince McMahon: A whole lot of action on tap to be sure, but I am being told that first we are going to take a trip to...The Gentleman's Club?

 

We cut to what is obviously a set, but it is made to look like the inside of a parlor in a mansion. In the center of the set is a small table holding a tray with several glasses and pitcher of what looks to be iced tea. Three chairs sit around the table. Two of them are empty, and in the other sits "The Southern Gentleman" Robert Fuller. He is again dressed in his finest bright white suit, with matching shoes and cowboy hat. His bodyguard/gardener Fidel stands silently behind him in a black suit with sunglasses. Fuller has quite possibly the largest, fakest smile we've seen on his face yet as he begins to speak.

Robert Fuller: Wellll, Hello to all the kind folks here in the arena and out there in TV land! Welcome to my Gentleman's Club! As you may already know, I am "The Southern Gentleman" Robert Fuller, and behind me is the man who I have personally chosen to make sure that no undesirables try and molest me. Say hello to all the nice folk watching Fidel....

Fidel: Hola.

Robert Fuller: That means Hello for anyone who doesn't speak Mexican! Now, before we go any further, I want to assure you that this Gentleman's Club isn't a place for drunkards and floozies to flaunt themselves. Oh No, No. This is a place for the fine and moral citizens of the World Wrestling Federation to come, enjoy a nice glass of sweet tea, and discuss things that need to be discussed like civilized folk. Sooo...without further adieu, please allow me to introduce my first guest, the lovely and talented....Miss Sunshine!

Sunshine comes out from the back and Fuller makes a big show of getting up and pulling a chair out for her. He sits back down and pours her a glass of tea before continuing.

Robert Fuller: Sunshine, may I call you Sunshine?

Sunshine: You may.

Robert Fuller: Well Sunshine, thank you so much for being a guest here at my Gentleman's Club, darling. Now, I don't mean to be anything less than a Gentleman, but I do have to ask. Where is your partner Jimmy Hart? I was expecting him to be here as well.

Sunshine: Is that a problem?

Robert Fuller: Heaven's No Darlin! Heaveeen's Nooo!

Sunshine: Good. Jimmy Hart and I have decided to pursue individual opportunities. Our business deal was built on a mutual agreement to manage an individual who has parted ways with the World Wrestling Federation, and thusly we no longer had a need to do business together. "Magnificent" Kevin Kelly has chosen to go with Jimmy Hart, and...

Robert Fuller: Now you have no one to look after. Well Bless Your Heart...

Sunshine raises an eyebrow at Fuller.

Sunshine: Don't talk down me to Mr. Fuller.

Robert Fuller: I Would Never!

Sunshine: Mmmhmm. As I was saying, Kelly has chosen to go with Hart, leaving me free to pursue other avenues for clientele. So if I could be so bold as to use your Gentleman's Club to introduce my newest signings?

Robert Fuller: By all means Miss Sunshine!

Sunshine: Thank You. These men are nearly undefeated here in the World Wrestling Federation, yet time and time again they have been overlooked for a chance to compete for the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Titles. So last week when they heard The Fantastics out here whining to be given yet another chance to fail at winning those titles, they took matters into their own hands. Please allow me to introduce the men who will no longer be overlooked now that I will be managing their business affairs, allowing them to solely focus on destroying the competition. King Tonga, and The Tonga Kid. The Islanders!

King Tonga and The Tonga Kid walk onto the set and come to stand behind Sunshine.

Sunshine: Bobby Fulton. Tommy Rogers. What these two men did to you last week is going to seem like a walk in the park compared to what they do to you next time you come anywhere near them.

Sunshine nods at Robert Fuller, then exits with The Islanders. Fuller picks up his glass of tea, takes a long drink, then tips his glass toward the camera as we fade out.

 

-Commercial Break-

 

Vince McMahon: Welcome back to Superstars of Wrestling! Alfred, just before the break we saw Sunshine announce an alliance with The Islanders.

Lord Alfred Hayes: Last week when King Tonga and Tonga Kid attacked The Fantastics, I couldn't fathom the reason for it. Knowing now that Sunshine was in their ear telling them they were being passed over for opportunities, it makes much more sense.

Vince McMahon: That would appear to be the case. Okay, let's head down to The Fink and our first contest!


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During the match we had a picture in picture interview with "Classy" Freddie Blassie and The Iron Sheik.

"Classy" Freddie Blassie: Hey Slaughter! You may have eliminated The Iron Sheik from that battle royal, but we got the last laugh you pencil necked geek!

Iron Sheik: Slaughter! You no good American, you listen to Sheik. You throw me out of ring, and cost me chompiunship belt. So I do the same to you. Slaughter! Sheik will suplex you. Sheik will put you in Camel Clutch. Sheik will show you that Iran Number Vun! America....HOCK PHTOOH!


-Match 1-

The Iron Sheik w/"Classy" Freddie Blassie over S.D. Jones in 5:42 by Submission with the Camel Clutch

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Vince McMahon: The Iron Sheik picks up the victory. Tell us about it Bruno!

Bruno Sammartino: Sheik hammers Jones with a double sledge to the back. Hooks him and takes him over with a beautiful gutwrench suplex, and then locks on that Camel Clutch. Jones had nowhere to go and had to submit.

Lord Alfred Hayes: A dominant performance from The Iron Sheik here tonight, and Sgt. Slaughter had best be on the look out, because it would seem that Sheik and Blassie have him in their sights.

Vince McMahon: That does appear to be the case Alfred. Okay Ladies and Gentleman, don't go anywhere, cause we'll be right back with The Candyman!!

 

-Commercial Break-


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-Match 2-

"The Candyman" Ray Candy beat Dusty Wolfe in 3:57 with the Chocolate Drop.

During the match King Kong Bundy and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan could be seen looking on from the podium where interviews are usually conducted. They left after Candy secured the win.

After the match ended, Candy had several children from the audience come into the ring and dance with him.
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Vince McMahon: OH YEAH!! HA! HA! HA! Do you feel the groove Alfred!!

Lord Alfred Hayes: Well normally I prefer a good waltz or polka, but this does have a certain rhythm that makes your foot tap.

Vince McMahon: All Right!!! Let's groove on over to Update!!

 

With the latest from the World Wrestling Federation, this is Update with:

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"Mean" Gene: Hello Ladies and Gentleman, and Welcome to Update! I'm Gene Okerlund, and we are just six weeks away from the biggest extravaganza in the history of professional wrestling! I am of course talking about Wrestlemania! Coming to you live from Madison Square Garden on Saturday Night, July the Fourth on Closed Circuit Television. I'm telling you right now there will be no bigger fireworks show than what will be happening in the ring that night.

As we announced last week, the main event is set. At Saturday Night's Main Event, Bob Backlund intentionally got himself disqualified when his title was in jeopardy. So a rematch has been signed, and "Superstar" Billy Graham will challenge Bob Backlund for the World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship. But this time if the champion gets himself counted out or disqualified, the championship will change hands! There is going to be no way out for Bob Backlund at the Garden!

Just added to Wrestlemania will be a battle of the big men. "The Candyman" Ray Candy will step into the ring with King Kong Bundy! Let's hear now from Bundy and his manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.


We cut to Bundy and Heenan standing in front of a WWF backdrop.

Bobby Heenan: What kind of a grown man calls himself The Candyman? Sounds like the kind of guy who would be driving around the suburbs in a windowless van at dusk. But none of that matters, because after Wrestlemania they'll have to call you the Pancake Man. Because this man, King Kong Bundy is going to squash you flat.

King Kong Bundy: CANDYMAN! I'm gonna run you over, and then I'm going to put you down. Cause no one can stand up to The Great Bundy! I am the greatest big man in the World Wrestling Federation!

The camera cuts back to "Mean" Gene.


"Mean" Gene: With only two matches announced, Wrestlemania is already shaping up to be one for the ages, and I can promise you there is a whole lot more to come.

Now, on another matter, at the end of Superstars last week we saw Andre the Giant come face to face with a masked man who stood nearly eye to eye with the Giant. All week long people have been asking me who this man was, and I have to tell you, information is scarce.

Here is what I do know. He comes from Japan. He stands Seven Feet, Two Inches Tall and weighs in somewhere around Four Hundred and Fifty Pounds. He calls himself The Giant Machine, and I've been told that next week he will compete here on Superstars of Wrestling.

Why he is here, and what he wants with Andre the Giant. I do not know. But I have to tell you, another monster of a man coming after the Giant on the heels of Grizzly Muldoon, seems a bit suspicious in my eyes. It is definitely a situation to keep an eye on. For Update, I'm Gene Okerlund.

 

-Commercial Break-

 

Vince McMahon: Welcome back to Superstars of Wrestling! Let's head to the ring for our next contest!

 

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-Match 3-

David Sammartino over Steve Lombardi in 5:32 with a Powerslam

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Vince McMahon: An impressive showing by David Sammartino! Tell us about it Bruno!

Bruno Sammartino: My David had worked on the back of Lombardi the whole match. He shoots him into the ropes and on the rebound scoops him up for a... WHAT THE HECK!!


As David Sammartino was celebrating his victory, a person came over the guard rail and slid into the ring. Once they stood up it became obvious that it was WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund. He charged across the ring and smashed David in the back of the head with a stiff elbow strike that sent Sammartino sailing out of the ring.

Backlund quickly followed him out to the floor, pulled him to his feet by his hair and sent him arm and shoulder first into the ring post. As Sammartino crashed to the floor, Backlund grabbed the time keeper and flung him bodily out of his chair. Backlund folded up the chair and then brought it crashing down on the shoulder and arm area of the prone Sammartino, once, twice, three times.

Backlund tosses the chair aside and yanks Sammartino to his feet by his hair and wrenches the arm he has been working over and looks to be preparing to lock in the Cross Face Chicken Wing. But when he notices Bruno Sammartino barreling down the aisle, followed by a swarm of referees, officials, and security, he instead shoves David face first into the ring post, and then escapes over the guard rail.
 
Bruno Sammartino reaches the scene and almosts looks like he will give chase to Backlund, but he instead kneels next to his son who is now bleeding from his forhead and clutching his arm. An EMT kneeling next to David touches the arm causing the youngster to let out a scream. We then hear a voice say "I think it's broken" followed by Bruno Sammartino's voice saying "It's going to be okay."


Vince McMahon: Let's uh....let's go to commercial.....

 

-Commercial Break-

 

As we return to Superstars of Wrestling, we see a stretcher surrounded by several EMTs taking David Sammartino up the aisle. Bruno Sammartino is walking behind with a look that is somewhere between concern and hate. Once the procession has disappeared behind the curtain, we cut back to the announce position.


Vince McMahon: Ladies and Gentleman, as you can see David Sammartino is being attended to by medical personnel, and as I understand it, he will be transported from here to a local medical facility for further evaluation. We expect that his father Bruno Sammartino will be joining him, and we of course send our best wishes out to young David.

Lord Alfred Hayes: You have to think that World Wrestling Federation President Jack Tunney will levy some kind of fine or suspension against Bob Backlund after that kind of unprovoked assault. WWF Champion or not, that man should not be allowed to get away with heinous actions such as those.

Vince McMahon: I couldn't agree with you more Alfred. Ladies and Gentleman, we are going to take another quick break to allow the fans in attendance and ourselves a moment to get prepared, and then we will return with more action.

 

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-Commercial Break-

 

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-Match 4-

Greg "The Hammer" Valentine w/Bobby "The Brain" Heenan defeated Johnny Rodz in 4:49 by submission with the Figure Four Leglock.

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Vince McMahon: Bobby Heenan looks to be a very happy man, as "The Hammer" puts another opponent away.

Lord Alfred Hayes: Valentine is very methodical in his dismantling of opponents. He attacks that leg with such ferocity that the moment he is able to sink in that Figure Four Leglock, the opponent has no choice but to submit. A very dangerous competitor indeed.

Vince McMahon: Speaking of dangerous competitors, let's head over to "Mean" Gene who is going to speak with the New Intercontinental Champion, Ken Patera!

 

We cut to the elevated platform away from the ring where we see "Mean" Gene Okerlund standing with a microphone in his hands.

"Mean" Gene: Ladies and Gentleman, please join me in welcoming the man who survived nineteen other competitors at Saturday Night's Main Event to become the World Wrestling Federation Intercontinental Champion, Ken Patera!

Patera comes to the podium dressed in his wrestling attire and has the IC Title strapped around his waist.

"Mean" Gene: Ken Patera, first of all congratulations on your big win and on becoming the Intercontinental Champion. Please tell us what that championship means to you.

Ken Patera: First of all Gene, Thank You, and Thank You to all of these people for standing behind me. Ever since I was a kid I've been competing. Whether it was football in high school, the shot put, or weightlifting, I have always strived to be the best. So when I was able to defeat nineteen other men to win this Intercontinental Title, I have to tell you it was a great feeling.

"Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah"


The words of Bobby Heenan carry over the microphone as he and Greg "The Hammer" Valentine walk onto the stage with Okerlund and Patera


"Mean" Gene: Bobby Heenan, Greg Valentine, I've had enough shenanigans up here, we don't need you two causing trouble.

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan: Oh, I'm not here to cause trouble Okerlund. I just couldn't help but hear this musclehead saying that he always wanted to be the best, and how great it felt to win that battle royal. Well, I'm here to tell him that winning that battle royal doesn't make him the best, it makes him lucky! This man Greg Valentine was beating you with in an inch of your life Patera. Then when he was charging across that ring to knock you out to the floor, you started flailing wildly to try and save yourself and got lucky.

Ken Patera: Is that so?

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan: You're darn right, that's so. Let me tell you a little more Patera. You think just because you have those big muscles and can push some weights above your head that makes you a tough guy, well let me tell you something. They don't call this man "The Hammer" because of his above average carpentry skills! He earned that nickname by taking jerks like you and making them scream for mercy. So if you ever find the guts to give the man who should rightfully be the Intercontinental Champion a shot at that belt, that will be the end of you tough guy.

Heenan turns around to leave and motions for Valentine to follow him. Valentine smirks at Patera before following Heenan off the platform.

"Mean" Gene: Ken Patera?

Ken Patera: You know for a guy who is supposed to be so tough, he sure let's that twerp do all of his talking! But I'm not backing down from any challenge. So Valentine, any time, any place. You want a shot at this belt, you want a shot at me. Let's do it big man!

"Mean" Gene: All Right, Ladies and Gentleman! There you have it! We'll be right back with the Champion in action!


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-Match 5-

Ken Patera over Barry Horowitz in 3:58 by submission with Spinning Full Nelson

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Vince McMahon: A fired up Ken Patera gets the win!

Lord Alfred Hayes: A potential match between Patera and Valentine is very intriguing. Valentine is the master mat technician, and Patera is just raw strength and will. That would certainly be one for the ages.

Vince McMahon: Indeed it would Alfred. Ladies and Gentleman, as of right now we have received no word on the condition of David Sammartino. Our thoughts and best wishes are of course with our broadcast partner Bruno Sammartino and his family right now. We hope to be able to bring you an update next week. Also next week, we will have Pedro Morales in action. The Islanders will be here in tag team action, and Tito Santana will be in competition. We'll see you next week for more Superstars of Wrestling.

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Awesome show!  

The Gentleman's Club was great and is one of my favorite segments in the entire game after just one week.

Lord Alfred Hayes and his comments during the Candy Man Match had me laughing out loud!

It looks like we might get Slaughter vs the Sheik and Patera vs Valentine.  Those would be huge matches for Wrestlemania.  Those American vs the Foreign Invader where so hot in the 80's.  Perfect booking and Patera vs Valentine might just be the match of the card.  Often, Valentine has not gotten the attention he deserves in this games and you have him right where he belongs... near the top.  

You have me hooked in on this Backlund/Bruno thing. I know wrestlemania has Backlund vs the Superstar in a rematch but the last few weeks has me wondering what is going on.  Great booking!

 

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As always, great job. 

The Gentleman's Club is pure genius! Fuller is so damn good. His first guest Sunshine drops a bombshell as she introduces her new clients, the Islanders! This works well as she will be a solid mouthpiece for them. I hope to see a lot more of the Gentleman's Club.

LOL, Sheik's promo was spot on. Sheik and Slaughter could be the feud of the summer.

Again, the commentators add so much to the show. 

Oh yea! Bundy vs. Candyman at Mania! 

Looks like Andre and Giant Machine are heading for a colossal showdown. 

WOW! Backlund gives young David a beating he'll never forget! David does the stretcher job. Very well done segment. Vince and Alfred sold this well. Bruno being filled with hate and concern summed it all up. I know Bruno is going to want a piece of Backlund. It's personal now. 

Patera doesn't get long to celebrate as Heenan demands he defends against his man Valentine. We have our first IC title program. 

Things are setting up nicely for WrestleMaina. It's going to be an epic 4th of July!  

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Words can't express how much I love the Gentleman's Club with Robert Fuller!  It's a shame Fuller never got an opportunity like this in real life but I'm going to enjoy this here in the WWF for all it's worth.  Sunshine made for a great first guest and this was a perfect forum for her to announce she's parted ways with Jimmy Hart and will be managing the Islanders now.

Great heat for Backlund beating up Lil' Bruno and if Papa wasn't fuming over Backlund before....he damn sure is now!!

Bundy vs. Candyman is a perfect match for Wrestlemania! Looking forward to seeing the big men collide and how it plays out!

Giant Machine vs. Andre will be interesting to say the least....you've done a good job so far finding guys who at least size wise can measure up to Andre.

Valentine is a great first challenger for Patera's IC title....and could very well end his reign before it get's started....Wrestlemania is looking like a very solid card!!

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