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#41 jdw

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:46 PM

I would loosely say that these are elements of the old WWF territory before expansion:

 

19,549,649 New York (1)

6,727,050 DC/Baltimore/N VA (4)

5,892,937 Philly (6)

5,455,403 Boston (7)

2,394,811 Pittsburg (18)

1,189,288 Buffalo / Niagara Falls (33)

1,157,585 Hartford (35)

1,134,350 Providence (36)

1,062,470 Rochester (38)

861,424 Albany (48)

742,177 Syracuse (56)

638,466 Scranton (60)

600,895 Youngstown (62)

595,081 Allentown (63)

587,986 Harrisburg (66)

587,884 Springfield (67)

 

Some, like Rochester and Albany, are a little hard to find WWF shows for in 1983. It's possible that they ran shows in cities in the metro area that are *not* the name of the metro. Similar to running a card in Ann Arbor in the Detriot metro. Or Long Beach and Anaheim and San Bernadino in the LA Metro, where their home base were the regular LA Sports Arena shows. But we'll stipulate these are part of the old WWF territory.

 

Awesome base to expand from: #1, #4, #6 & #7 in size, along with a good sized #18 and other quality metros to promote in. In a lot of territories, cities the size of Hartford and Providence would be excellent second and third cities, if you get the fan base in them interested. So it's a great base, not even touching on being based in NY for the media and entertainment connections.

 

So what was added?

 

Clearly these:

 

14,531,529 Los Angles (2)

8,239,820 Chicago (3)

6,253,311 SanFran / San Jose / Oakland (5)

5,187,171 Detroit (8)

3,731,131 Houston (10)

3,192,582 Miami / Fort Lauderdale (11)

2,970,328 Seattle / Tacoma (12)

2,859,644 Cleveland (14)

2,538,834 Minneapolis / St. Paul (15)

2,498,016 San Diego (16)

2,492,525 St. Louis (17)

2,238,480 Phoenix (19)

2,067,959 Tampa/St. Petersburg (20)

 

Stopping there for a moment to touch on three things:

 

Some of these cities, such as Los Angeles, saw the WWF sending out feelers to in 1983 by running a show or two. I don't think we'll find many of them being successful, and we'll also find that when these metros truly became "WWF Towns" it was via the Expansion and with Hogan. Los Angeles became a very good town for the WWF for years, as did the bay area, during Hogan's run. These cities were very much added to the WWF from 1984 on.

 

Second, that's 18 out of the top 20 Metros in the county that become "WWF Territory". Only Dallas-FW and Atlanta are missing.

 

Third, it's *not* the old WWF Base making up that 18. Only 5 were from the Base, while 13 were via expansion.

 

Given that mass addition, the rest added frankly are overkill. For example:

 

1,980,140 Denver (21)

1,980,140 Cincinnati (22)

1,793,476 Portland (23)

1,607,183 Milwaukee (24)

1,582,875 Kansas City (25)

 

There's 21-25 all added to the WWF territory during Hogan's 1984-92 run. Some were more successful than others, and they had problems with the commission (rather than the fans) in Portland. But there were more fans added to the WWF territory via promoting in those cities. Many more.

 

From 5 of the Top 25 metros in the country (admittedly 4 huge ones) to 23 of the Top 25, 15 of them added via Expansion under Vince and Hogan.

 

Visual to hammer it home:

 

5 of Top 25 Pre-Hogan

23 of Top 25 Hogan

 

Think of this in terms of a business, such as a Food Chain or a Cable Company. You've expanded like that, not just moving into those markets by dominating in them... it's staggering.

 

Running through the rest:

 

1,481,102 Sacramento (26)

1,380,491 Indianapolis (28)

1,345,450 Columbus (29)

1,224,852 Orlando (32)

1,072,227 Salt Lake (37)

951,270 Dayton (43)

948,829 Louisville (44)

937,891 Jacksonville (45)

863,518 West Palm Beach (47)

852,737 Las Vegas (50)

836,231 Honolulu (53)

755,580 Fresno (55)

666,880 Tucson (58)

639,580 Omaha (59)

614,128 Toledo (61)

589,131 Albuquerque (65)

543,477 Bakersfield (69)

489,483 Sarasota (73)

485,270 Wichita (74)

480,628 Stockton (75)

 

Another clear 20 metros out of the Top 75.

 

They don't have to always be doing gangbusters in these cities to add to the WWF's bottom line: remember that the WWE hasn't done gangbusters in every city on every card in the past six years. But the wider fan base means more people who buy the variety of products in the channel, not just house shows. This is important as PPV grew in the Hogan era.

 

Here are ones they clearly had issues with:

 

2,959,950 Atlanta (13)

1,443,244 Norfolk (27)

1,162,093 Charlotte (34)

1,050,304 Greensboro (39)

865,640 Richmond (46)

855,545 Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (49)

830,563 Greenville (54)

506,875 Charleston (72)

 

That's the core of CrockettLand.

 

These ones are the Texas metros other than Houston:

 

4,037,282 Dallas / Fort Worth (9)

1,324,749 San Antonio (30)

846,227 Austin (51)

591,610 El Paso (64)

 

I think by the end of Hogan's 1984-92 run, we'd find some evidence of the WWF promoting in them. We know they had early issues there, and never were off the charts until later in the 90s. But any fans added in Texas were potential PPV buyers, and of other WWF product.

 

Others worth more of look:

 

1,285,270 New Orleans (31)

1,007,306 Memphis (40)

985,026 Nashville (41)

958,839 Oklahoma City (42)

840,140 Birmingham (52)

708,954 Tulsa (57)

585,960 Knoxville (68)

528,264 Baton Rouge (70)

513,117 Little Rock (71)

 

Deep south in there, and the Watts & Jarrett territories. I don't have a great feel for how the WWF did in those areas, though we do know Vince went into TN from time-to-time.

 

The other thing that jumps out looking at all of this is an extension of that early 23-out-of-the-Top-25 point: Vince & Hogan pulled the major ones to an overwhelming degree. The ones they had issues with or we need to look a bit more at are in the lower part of the Top 75:

 

23 of the Top 25

26 of the Top 30

32 of the Top 40 <--

38 of the Top 50

44 of the Top 60

54 of the Top 75

 

It's in the 30s where it starts to pop up with more cities where they had issues, or where you'd need to look.

 

So I'll say it again: From 5 of the Top 25 metros in the country (admittedly 4 huge ones) to 23 of the Top 20, 15 of them added via Expansion under Vince and Hogan.

 

Then add: Is there *anything* Austin could possible have done to match that?

 

We haven't touch on Canada and Europe. Canada is huge, and was regularly promoted in by the WWF starting in Hogan's run. They also started their beachhead in Europe in Hogan's era, in 1987 I want to say. I suspect that some might point to the WWF opening some markets in Europe in the Hogan Era *without* Hogan being on the cards. Who was the tool that got WWF product on TV in Italy and France and Germany, and got it over with the fans? Hogan.

 

Austin is awesome. He took revenue to the next level.

 

In a territory that Hogan was used to build.

 

John



#42 KrisZ

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:49 PM

WWF @ San Jose, CA - September 30, 1983 (2,000) The 1st show in Northern California Buddy Rose defeated Steve Pardee Rocky Johnson defeated Guy Lambert Pat Patterson defeated Alexis Smirnoff Tito Santana defeated Mike York Jimmy Snuka defeated WWF IC Champion Don Muraco via count-out Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd WWF @ San Jose, CA - December 2, 1983 (2,500) Pat Patterson vs. Ivan Koloff WWF World Champion Bob Backlund vs. WWF IC Champion Don Muraco They waited a while before hitting the Bay Area proper because Vince was trying to buy out Verne and wasn't going into full warfare until Spring 1984. WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - April 30, 1984 Paul Orndorff defeated Al Madril Mil Mascaras defeated Victor Rivera Andre the Giant won a battle royal WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Tiger Chung Lee at 2:25 Big John Studd defeated Salvatore Bellomo via disqualification Pat Patterson fought Iron Sheik to a no contest Sgt. Slaughter defeated Alexis Smirnoff WWF IC Champion Tito Santana & Jimmy Snuka defeated The North-South Connection Wow what a main event. Hogan vs. Kim Duk. AWA @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – June 7, 1984 Curt Hennig d. Jerry Monti Fabulous Ones d. Steve Regal & Larry Zbyszko Bruiser Brody d. Steve O Abdullah the Butcher fought Blackjack Mulligan to a draw Nick Bockwinkel & Bruiser Brody d. Da Crusher & Baron Von Raschke WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - July 2, 1984 Alexis Smirnoff defeated Tony Garea Moondog Rex defeated Steve Pardee Jimmy Snuka defeated Paul Orndorff WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Big John Studd via count-out at 12:20 B. Brian Blair defeated Tiger Chung Lee WWF Tag Team Champions Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis defeated the Wild Samoans Jesse Ventura defeated Terry Daniels WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Moondog Spot Sgt. Slaughter defeated Iron Sheik via disqualification AWA @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – July 25, 1984 (1,600) Billy Robinson fought Larry Zbyszko to a draw Tony Atlas d. Steve Regal The Road Warriors d. Curt Hennig & Steve O The Fabulous Ones d. Nick Bockwinkel & Mr. Saito Jim Brunzell d. Bruiser Brody by DQ WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - August 14, 1984 WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan fought Big John Studd to a no contest AWA @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – August 26, 1984 (800) Curt Hennig fought Steve Regal to a draw Tony Atlas d. Larry Zbyszko Jim Brunzell d. Sheik Adnan Kaissey Mr. Saito d. Stan Lane AWA World Tag Titles: The Road Warriors © d. Da Crusher & Baron Von Raschke WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - September 17, 1984 David Schultz defeated SD Jones Iron Sheik defeated B. Brian Blair Jesse Ventura defeated George Wells Mil Mascaras defeated Alexis Smirnoff WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter defeated the Fabulous Moolah Mad Dog Vachon & the Wild Samoans defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Dick Murdoch, Alexis Smirnoff, & Capt. Lou Albano WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Big John Studd in a lumberjack match WWF @ San Jose, CA - September 20, 1984 Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Guy Lambert Afa defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Adrian Adonis via count-out Iron Sheik defeated Ati Tago WWF Tag Team Champion Dick Murdoch defeated Mad Dog Vachon Big John Studd defeated Pat Patterson AWA @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – September 27, 1984 (600) Tia Kalua d. Jerry Monti Curt Hennig fought Larry Zbyszko to a draw The Fabulous Ones d. Nick Bockwinkel & Billy Robinson Tony Atlas & Jim Brunzell d. The Road Warriors AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Mr. Saito by DQ WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - October 16, 1984 The Spoiler defeated Rick McGraw Big John Studd defeated Steve Pardee Ivan Putski defeated Alexis Smirnoff via count-out WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine defeated SD Jones The Wild Samoans defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The North-South Connection via count-out Mil Mascaras defeated Moondog Spot Roddy Piper defeated Rocky Johnson WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated George Steele Two things to note here, AWA was just bombing hard in Frisco and the WWF didn't have to work out hard as you had Tiger, Studd for 3 fucking matches, & Steele as opponents for Hogan. Geez. AWA @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – November 11, 1984 (6,800) Jimmy Garvin d. Jerry Monti Mr. Saito d. Steve O Nick Bockwinkel d. Steve Keirn by DQ Blackjack Lanza d. Paul Ellering by DQ Crusher Blackwell battled Bruiser Brody to a DDQ Tag Team Battle Royal won by Crusher Blackwell Now they are coming back as that tag battle royal was a good draw plus Brody was around. WWF @ Oakland, CA - November 26, 1984 (11,220) Bret Hart fought the Spoiler to a draw Mil Mascaras defeated Prof. Toru Tanaka Blackjack Mulligan defeated Alexis Smirnoff Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Brutus Beefcake & Jerry Valiant Buddy Rose defeated Rick McGraw Junkyard Dog & Sgt. Slaughter defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik No Hogan on this card and they still draw 11,220. AWA @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – December 13, 1984 (1,200) AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Jimmy Garvin by DQ UH OH.....well back to normal for this time. WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - January 2, 1985 Steve Pardee fought Jerry Monti to a draw Buddy Rose defeated Chief Jay Strongbow Don Muraco defeated Swede Hanson Ivan Putski defeated Guy Lambert WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter defeated Judy Martin WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine defeated Tito Santana via disqualification George Wells defeated Alexis Smirnoff Junkyard Dog defeated Iron Sheik Jimmy Snuka & the Tonga Kid defeated Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. via disqualification AWA @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – January 30, 1985 (4,900) Pat Barrett fought Guy Lambert to a draw Sgt. Slaughter d. Nick Bockwinkel AWA World Heavyweight Title: Jimmy Garvin d. Rick Martel © by DQ Curt & Larry Hennig & Baron Von Raschke d. The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering No DQ: Crusher Blackwell d. Masked Superstar AWA @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – February 20, 1985 (1,981) Samu d. Guy Lambert by DQ John Nord d. Sheik Adnan Kaissey by countout Steve Regal d. Tom Zenk Nick Bockwinkel & Mr. Saito fought Curt & Larry Hennig to a draw AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Jimmy Garvin King Tonga & Masked Superstar d. Crusher Blackwell & Sgt. Slaughter WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - February 27, 1985 George Wells defeated Brutus Beefcake via disqualification Ivan Putski defeated Alexis Smirnoff Jesse Ventura defated Salvatore Bellomo Jim Neidhart defeated Swede Hanson Don Muraco defeated SD Jones Jimmy Snuka & Junkyard Dog defeated Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff via count-out AWA @ Oakland, CA – Alameda County Coliseum – March 16, 1985 (3,400) Jerry Monti d. Don Stevenson Buck Zumhofe d. Steve Regal The Hi-Flyers d. Nick Bockwinkel & Masked Superstar AWA World Heavyweight Title: Rick Martel © d. Nick Bockwinkel Crusher Blackwell d. King Tonga by DQ WWF @ Oakland, CA - March 18, 1985 Les Thornton defeated Jose Luis Rivera Jim Neidhart defeated Barry O George Wells defeated Buddy Rose via disqualification Mr. Wrestling II defeated Moondog Spot Rocky Johnson defeated Alexi Smirnoff The Spoiler defeated Terry Gibbs Andre the Giant & Junkyard Dog defeated Big John Studd & Ken Patera WWF @ Oakland, CA - April 14, 1985 Bret Hart defeated Steve Pardi Ricky Steamboat defeated Guy Lambert Paul Orndorff defeated Jerry Monti Don Muraco defeated Rick McGraw Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff via count-out Jimmy Snuka defeated Bob Orton Jr. Jim Neidhart defeated SD Jones George Wells defeated Barry O WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification AWA @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – May 8, 1985 (5,000) Samu d. Drew Tossell Brad Rheingans d. Butch Reed by DQ Steve Regal d. Buck Zumhofe Baron Von Raschke d. Jimmy Garvin Steel Cage: Crusher Blackwell d. Sheik Adnan Kaissey Steel Cage: Curt & Larry Hennig, & Sgt. Slaughter d. The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - May 20, 1985 Les Thornton defeated Salvatore Bellomo WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter defeated the Fabulous Moolah Mr. Wrestling II defeated Matt Borne Junkyard Dog defeated Barry O George Wells defeated Moondog Spot Jimmy Snuka & Ricky Steamboat defeated Bob Orton Jr. & Alexis Smirnoff WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine defeated Tito Santana in a lumberjack match WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - June 10, 1985 George Wells defeated Jim Neidhart via disqualification B. Brian Blair defeated Rene Goulet Herschel Hoffman defeated Jerry Monti Tony Atlas defaeted Guy Lambert Jimmy Snuka & Paul Orndorff defeated Bob Orton Jr. & Alexi Smirnoff Bret Hart defeated Gama Singh Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff via disqualification WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - July 1, 1985 Adrian Adonis defeated Rick McGraw Ivan Putski defeated Bob Orton Jr. via disqualification Jesse Ventura defeated Gama Singh Paul Orndorff fought Roddy Piper to a draw George Wells defeated Les Thornton WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Brutus Beefcake WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine defeated Junkyard Dog The British Bulldogs defeated Rene Goulet & Alexi Smirnoff WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - August 8, 1985 Terry Funk defeated SD Jones The Killer Bees defeated Tiger Chung Lee & Alexi Smirnoff WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter defeated Lelani Kai Cousin Junior defeated Moondog Spot Ricky Steamboat & WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji Adrian Adonis defeated Rick McGraw Paul Orndorff fought Roddy Piper to a draw WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - September 17, 1985 Alexis Smirnoff defeated Rick McGraw Randy Savage defeated Ivan Putski The Missing Link defeated Cpl. Kirchner Mr. Wrestling II defeated Moondog Spot Adrian Adonis defeated George Wells The British Bulldogs defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff Junkyard Dog defeated Terry Funk Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - October 1985 Adrian Adonis defeated Steve Gatorwolf Les Thornton defeated Jose Luis Rivera Bob Orton Jr. defeated Lanny Poffo WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated Mike Rotundo & Mr. Wrestling II Uncle Elmer & Hillbilly Jim defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff Andre the Giant defeated King Kong Bundy via count-out WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - October 10, 1985 Pedro Morales defeated Mr. X The Spoiler defeated Rick McGraw Ivan Putski defeated Alexis Smirnoff The Hart Foundation defeated The British Bulldogs Adrian Adonis defeated Steve Gatorwolf Terry Funk & Randy Savage defeated WWF IC Champion Tito Santana & Junkyard Dog WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - November 13, 1985 Danny Spivey defeated Alexis Smirnoff Pedro Morales defeated the Spoiler WWF Tag Team Champion Greg Valentine defeated Scott McGhee WWF Tag Team Champion Brutus Beefcake defeated Mr. Wrestling II Ricky Steamboat defeated Matt Borne Steve Gatorwolf defeated Guy Lambert Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - November 17, 1985 The Spoiler defeated Scott McGhee Mr. Wrestling II defeated Terry Gibbs Bob Orton Jr. defeated Tony Garea Ivan Putski defeated Matt Borne Pedro Morales defeated Alexis Smirnoff WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated Mike Rotundo & Dan Spivey Paul Orndorff defeated Terry Funk WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - December 12, 1985 Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff defeated Cpl. Kirchner & George Wells Adrian Adonis defeated SD Jones Rene Goulet defeated Pedro Morales King Tonga defeated Matt Borne Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Alexi Smirnoff Tito Santana defeated Randy Savage Andre the Giant & Hillbilly Jim defeated Big John Studd, King Kong Bundy, & Bobby Heenan PPW @ San Jose, CA – Civic Auditorium – December 19, 1985 Battle Royal won by Samu Jay Strongbow Jr. d. Don Stevenson Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura d. David & Joel Deaton The Exterminator battled Siva Afi to a no contest Ricky & Rocky Johnson battled Bob Roop & Kevin Sullivan to a no contest Chilly Bo Willy d. Mean Little Kevin Atisanoe d. Leroy Brown Samu d. Buddha Khan Farmper Boy Ipo d. Pistol Pete Magic & Mark Miller d. Billy Anderson & Tim Patterson Lars Anderson battled Bad News Allen to a no contest Wow here comes Lia Maivia trying to run the Bay Area. WWF @ Oakland, CA - January 16, 1986 (12,000) Terry Gibbs defeated Guy Lambert Hercules defeated Steve Gatorwolf George Wells defeated Matt Borne Ted Arcidi defeated Alexis Smirnoff Dan Spivey defeated Tiger Chung Lee Adrian Adonis defeated Scott McGhee Terry Funk pinned Junkyard Dog Randy Savage & Jesse Ventura defeated WWF IC Champion Tito Santana & Pedro Morales when Savage pinned Santana WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated The British Bulldogs Paul Orndorff defeated Bob Orton Jr. via count-out WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - February 3, 1986 (9,000) Dan Spivey pinned Matt Borne King Tonga pinned Moondog Spot King Kong Bundy pinned George Wells WWF IC Champion Tito Santana pinned Randy Savage with the flying forearm The Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith defeated The Hart Foundation Alexis Smirnoff pinned Tony Garea WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Adrian Adonis PPW @ San Jose, CA – Civic Auditorium – February 13, 1986 (1,000) Jay Strongbow Jr. d. Tim Patterson Debbie Combs & Princess Jasmine d. Sherri Martel & Despina Montagus Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura d. David Deaton & Don Stevens Farmer Boy Ipo d. The Exterminator by DQ Power Team USA d. Mighty Milo & Don Stevens Rocky Johnson d. Ciclon Negro Jimmy Snuka d. Buddy Wolff Battle Royal won by Debbie Combs PPW Heavyweight Title: Lars Anderson d. Jerry Lawler © by DQ WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - February 16, 1986 Hercules pinned SD Jones Pedro Morales pinned Rene Goulet Adrian Adonis pinned Jose Luis Rivera with the DDT Bob Orton Jr. pinned Steve Gatorwolf WWF IC Champion Tito Santana pinned Jesse Ventura with a dropkick after Ventura attempted to bodyslam the referee; Santana was still recognized as champion as his title loss did not air until 2/22 Alexis Smirnoff pinned Steve Pardee (sub. for Scott McGhee who broke a rib in LA two days earlier) Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff defeated Cpl. Kirchner & George Wells when Volkoff pinned Kirchner after Sheik hit Kirchner with a chair Sivi Afi pinned Matt Borne with a flying bodypress Junkyard Dog pinned Terry Funk after Jimmy Hart accidentally hit Funk with the branding iron WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - March 19, 1986 Dan Spivey defeated Rene Goulet Hercules defeated Steve Pardee Nikolai Volkoff defeated Scott McGhee George Steele defeated Alexis Smirnoff The Hart Foundation defeated The Killer Bees Cpl. Kirchner defeated Iron Sheik Adrian Adonis defeated Lanny Poffo King Kong Bundy defeated Uncle Elmer Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - March 1986 Uncle Elmer defeated Paul Christy Cpl. Kirchner defeated Nikolai Volkoff via disqualification King Kong Bundy defeated Dan Spivey The Killer Bees defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake via disqualification WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Adrian Adonis AWA @ Oakland, CA – Civic Auditorium – April 13, 1986 (1,800) Col. DeBeers fought Brad Rheingans to a draw Scott Ferris d. Boris Zuhkov by DQ Buddy Rose & Doug Somers d. Steve Pardee & Mike Rotundo Larry Zbyszko d. Nick Bockwinkel Bruiser Brody d. Leon White Sgt. Slaughter d. Nord the Barbarian by DQ This is the first AWA card in the Bay Area I've got on my books in almost a year. WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - April 29, 1986 George Wells defeated Matt Borne at 9:29 King Tonga defeated Alexis Smirnoff at 8:23 Adrian Adonis fought George Steele to a double count-out at 6:25 Hercules defeated Guy Lambert at 7:09 Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via disqualification at 15:49 Bret Hart defeated Sivi Afi at 11:05 Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine defeated B. Brian Blair (sub. for the Dynamite Kid) & WWF Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith at 21:10 WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Don Muraco at 7:36 AWA @ Oakland, CA – Coliseum – May 30, 1986 (1,500) Nord the Barbarian d. Steve Pardee Scott Hall d. Boris Zuhkov Curt Hennig d. Col. DeBeers by DQ The Midnight Rockers d. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers Nick Bockwinkel d. Larry Zbyszko Battle Royal won by Crusher Blackwell WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - June 18, 1986 SD Jones fought Tiger Chung Lee to a time-limit draw Big John Studd defeated George Wells Ricky Steamboat fought Jake Roberts to a double disqualification Pedro Morales defeated Hercules via disqualification Dan Spivey & Mike Rotundo defeated the Moondogs WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff defeated King Kong Bundy, Don Muraco, & Mr. Fuji in a handicap match AWA @ Oakland, CA – Coliseum – June 28, 1986 (1,500) Earthquake Ferris d. Ali Khan AWA Ladies Title: Sherri Martel d. Candi Divine © Jimmy Snuka d. Jay York Col. DeBeers d. Brad Rheingans Scott LeDoux battled Larry Zbyszko to a no contest Curt Hennig & The Midnight Rockers d. Buddy Rose, Alexis Smirnoff, & Doug Somers Nord the Barbarian d. Nick Bockwinkel AWA World Heavyweight Title: Crusher Blackwell d. Stan Hansen © by DQ WWF @ Oakland, CA - July 19, 1986 (7,000) Mike Rotundo & Danny Spivey defeated Jimmy Jack & Dory Funk Jr. SD Jones defeated the Demon (Steve Pardee) George Wells defeated Iron Mike Sharpe Ricky Steamboat defeated Jake Roberts via disqualification Cpl. Kirchner defeated Nikolai Volkoff in a bootcamp match Tito Santana defeated Iron Sheik Cowboy Lang defeated Lord Littlebrook Junkyard Dog defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via count-out There we go a show that had no real main angle just killing the AWA show. WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - August 13, 1986 The Machines vs. King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd The Hart Foundation vs. King Tonga & Sivi Afi Bob Orton Jr. vs. Tito Santana Alexis Smirnoff vs. Brickhouse Brown Billy Jack Haynes vs. Hercules Adrian Adonis vs. Cousin Luke Mike Rotundo & Dan Spivey vs. the Moondogs WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - September 10, 1986 (4,149) Owen James (Owen Hart) defeated Terry Gibbs Billy Jack Haynes defeated Nikolai Volkoff The Hart Foundation defeated Mike Rotundo & Dan Spivey WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated George Steele via disqualification Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Alexis Smirnoff Tito Santana defeated Bob Orton Jr. The Machines & George Steele (as the Animal Machine) (sub. for Capt. Lou Albano) defeated Big John Studd, King Kong Bundy, & Bobby Heenan AWA @ Oakland, CA – Coliseum – September 13, 1986 (1,374) Earthquake Ferris fought Mr. Go to a draw Larry Zbyszko d. Greg Gagne by DQ The Midnight Rockers d. Ali Khan & Boris Zuhkov Jimmy Snuka d. Col. DeBeers by countout Nick Bockwinkel d. Sheik Adnan Kaissey AWA World Tag Titles: Buddy Rose & Doug Somers © d. Scott Hall & Curt Hennig by DQ WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - October 9, 1986 Nikolai Volkoff defeated SD Jones Jim Neidhart defeated Steve Gatorwolf King Tonga defeated Moondog Spot Iron Sheik defeated Raymond Rougeau Tama defeated Moondog Spot Greg Valentine defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith Bret Hart defeated WWF Tag Team Champion the Dynamite Kid B. Brian Blair defeated Brutus Beefcake Mike Rotundo fought Jim Brunzell to a 15-minute draw Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff won a 12-team battle royal by last eliminating Jacques & Raymond Rougeau; order of elimination: Bundy & Studd, Rotundo & Dan Spivey, Chief Jay Strongbow & Gatorwolf, Smith & Dynamite, Hart & Neidhart, Blair & Brunzell, the Machines, Valentine & Beefcake, the Islanders, the Rougeaus WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - November 6, 1986 Hercules defeated Steve Lombardi Billy Jack Haynes defeated Kamala via count-out George Steele defeated Don Muraco via disqualification Junkyard Dog defeated Jake Roberts Tito Santana (sub. for Jacques Rougeau) & Raymond Rougeau defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated Ricky Steamboat WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - December 6, 1986 (9,500) Butch Reed defeated Sivi Afi Billy Jack Haynes pinned Bob Orton Jr. Hercules pinned Tito Santana Honkytonk Man defeated Lanny Poffo The Killer Bees defeated the Moondogs WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs defeated The Hart Foundation in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated Roddy Piper via count-out JCP @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – December 30, 1986 (8,500) Todd Champion d. Pat Rose Sam Houston d. Teijho Khan Dick Murdoch d. The Warlord The Rock n Roll Express d. Arn & Ole Anderson The Road Warriors d. The Midnight Express by DQ Bunkhouse Stampede won by Road Warrior Animal Nikita Koloff d. Tully Blanchard NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes by DQ Here comes Crockett into the area and it's a very strong card that did well against WWF. WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - January 3, 1987 (15,534) The Karate Kid & Little Coco defeated Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook Jerry Allen defeated Steve Lombardi Honkytonk Man defeated SD Jones The Killer Bees defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff Junkyard Dog defeated Adrian Adonis via disqualification Billy Jack Haynes defeated Jake Roberts via disqualification WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala AWA @ Oakland, CA – Coliseum – January 15, 1987 (1,000) Earthquake Ferris fought The Ninja to a draw Leon White d. Boris Zuhkov Sherri Martel d. Candi Divine Col. DeBeers d. Jimmy Snuka by DQ AWA World Tag Titles: The Midnight Rockers d. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers © by DQ AWA World Heavyweight Title: Nick Bockwinkel © d. Larry Zbyszko Someone throw in the towel for Verne. WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - January 23, 1987 (7,500) Pedro Morales fought Nick Kiniski to a draw Tito Santana defeated Butch Reed via disqualification Billy Jack Haynes pinned Dino Bravo The Killer Bees defeated Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr. after the Bees used their masks to switch places in the ring Ron Bass pinned Cpl. Kirchner WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification at around the 10-minute mark Jake Roberts fought Paul Orndorff to a double count-out The Can-Am Connection defeated Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - February 11, 1987 Ron Bass defeated Lanny Poffo Cpl. Kirchner defeated Jimmy Jack Funk King Harley Race defeated Junkyard Dog Iron Sheik defeated Dick Slater Nikolai Volkoff defeated Nick Kiniski Bob Orton Jr. defeated George Steele Adrian Adonis defeated Roddy Piper Demolition defeated The Killer Bees The Can-Am Connection defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation in a non-title match AWA @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – February 28, 1987 (9,000) DJ Peterson fought Kevin Kelly to a draw Earthquake Ferris d. Boris Zuhkov by DQ Sherri Martel d. Candi Divine Greg Gagne, Ray Stevens, & Leon White d. Ryuma Go, Super Ninja, & Larry Zbyszko AWA World Heavyweight Title: Nick Bockwinkel © battled Curt Hennig to a double countout Coal Miners Glove Match – SR – Russ Francis: Jimmy Snuka d. Col. DeBeers AWA World Tag Titles: The Midnight Rockers © d. Doug Somers & Boris Zuhkov Battle Royal won by Jimmy Snuka And then this comes out of nowhere. Russ Francis = draw? WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - March 17, 1987 Blackjack Mulligan defeated Iron Sheik Paul Roma defeated Frenchy Martin Nick Kiniski defeated Steve Lombardi Bob Orton Jr. defeated Raymond Rougeau Jacques Rougeau fought Don Muraco to a draw Kamala fought King Kong Bundy to a double count-out Nikolai Volkoff defeated Outback Jack WWF IC Champion Randy Savage, Hercules, & Butch Reed defeated Ricky Steamboat, Tito Santana, & Billy Jack Haynes JCP @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – March 25, 1987 (2,733) Tim Horner d. Frank Dusek Robert Gibson fought Rick Rude to a draw Manny Fernandez d. Tim Horner Louisville Street Fight: Barry Windham d. Big Bubba Rogers Jimmy Garvin d. Bobby Eaton Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors d. Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, & Lex Luger NWA World Heavyweight Title: Nikita Koloff d. Ric Flair © by DQ Big drop for Crockett on his next visit. JCP @ San Francisco, CA – Civic Auditorium – April 23, 1987 Baron Von Raschke d. The Barbarian Bob Armstrong fought Ivan Koloff to a draw Jimmy & Ronnie Garvin d. The Midnight Express by DQ Ole Anderson d. Tully Blanchard by DQ Brad Armstrong & The Road Warriors d. Manny Fernandez, Rick Rude, & Paul Jones NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © battled Nikita Koloff to a no contest AWA @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – May 2, 1987 (2,800) Sheik Adnan Kaissey d. Buck Zumhofe DJ Peterson fought Super Ninja to a draw AWA Women’s Title: Sherri Martel © d. Madusa Miceli The Midnight Rockers & Ray Stevens d. Kevin Kelly, Doug Somers, & Buddy Wolff Crusher Blackwell d. Boris Zuhkov Russ Francis & Jimmy Snuka d. The Mercenary & The Terrorist AWA World Heavyweight Title: Curt Hennig © d. Nick Bockwinkel I guess Russ Francis wasn't the draw after al. WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - May 11, 1987 (7,900) Paul Roma pinned Steve Lombardi Demolition defeated the Islanders Nikolai Volkoff pinned Cpl. Kirchner Brutus Beefcake defeated Johnny V (sub. for Adrian Adonis) via disqualification The Can-Am Connection defeated the Shadows Kamala defeated George Steele via disqualification Billy Jack Haynes (sub. for Jake Roberts) pinned Honkytonk Man WWF IC Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Randy Savage in a steel cage match WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - June 9, 1987 (2,390) Sivi Afi defeated Frenchy Martin Scott Casey defeated Jose Estrada Brutus Beefcake defeated Johnny V Hercules defeated Ken Patera Paul Orndorff (sub. for King Kong Bundy) defeated Ricky Steamboat via count-out WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah defeated Debbie Combs Rick Rude defeated Dusty Wolfe Demolition defeated The Killer Bees WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - July 5, 1987 SD Jones defeated Tiger Chung Lee Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr. defeated Jerry Allen & Steve Gatorwolf Butch Reed defeated Scott Casey Billy Jack Haynes defeated Hercules WWF Women's Tag Team Champions Judy Martin & Leilani Kai defeated the Jumping Bomb Angels Ken Patera defeated Paul Orndorff WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage JCP @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – July 7, 1987 Misty Blue d. Kat Leroux Big Bubba Rogers d. Chris Adams Barry Windham d. Black Bart Dory Funk Jr. fought Mike Rotundo to a draw Jimmy & Ronnie Garvin d. Manny Fernandez & Ivan Koloff Dick Murdoch d. Steve Williams Nikita Koloff d. Arn Anderson The Road Warriors d. The Midnight Express The Rock n Roll Express d. Ric Flair & Lex Luger Steel Cage Match: Dusty Rhodes d. Tully Blanchard UWF @ San Jose, CA – Civic Auditorium – August 11, 1987 (1,800) Buddy Roberts d. Steve Pardee Rick Steiner & Shaska Whatley fought Ron Simmons & Sting to a draw Michael Hayes d. The Terminator UWF Tag Titles: The Lightning Express © d. Big Bubba Rogers & Black Bart by DQ Chris Adams d. Terry Taylor by DQ Nikita Koloff d. Eddie Gilbert Terry Gordy battled Dick Murdoch to a no contest The Rock n Roll Express & Steve Williams d. Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, & Lex Luger UWF by name only since Crockett bought them out. WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - August 25, 1987 (14,700; 13,200 paid; sell out) Wrestling Challenge taping: Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated George Steele (sub. for Ken Patera) & Billy Jack Haynes (w/ an injured Ken Patera wearing a cast on his arm) at 9:31 when Smash pinned Haynes after Ax hit him in the back of the neck with Mr. Fuji's cane as Smash was caught in the full nelson; after the bout, Patera and Steele cleared the ring (Best of the WWF Vol. 15) Koko B. Ware pinned Barry Horowitz Brutus Beefcake defeated Danny Davis (w/ Jimmy Hart) via disqualification when Hart interfered Billy Jack Haynes pinned Rip Oliver with a backslide at 4:30 Don Muraco pinned Bob Orton Jr. at 4:00 Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned Omar Atlas following several flying elbowsmashes; the bout was taped to air in the third hour of Challenge tapings but was re-taped the following day due to Atlas playing a babyface when he was supposed to be heel WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Killer Khan via count-out 9/6/87 - included Craig DeGeorge conducting an interview with Bobby Heenan, where Heenan introduced Andre the Giant but Andre quickly went backstage after being heavily booed: WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Jerry Monti at 3:28 in a non-title match following the Shake, Rattle, & Roll Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated Steve Lombardi & Terry Gibbs at 4:15 when Santana pinned Lombardi with the flying forearm The One Man Gang (w/ Slick) pinned Billy Anderson at 2:36 with the front suplex Paul Orndorff (w/ Oliver Humperdink) pinned Rex Farmer at 2:33 with the piledriver Brutus Beefcake defeated Mike Starr via submission with the sleeper at 1:57 The Islanders (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Steve Gatorwolf & Jesse Cortez at 2:52 following a double headbutt 9/13/87 - included Craig DeGeorge conducting an interview with WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man & Jimmy Hart; featured footage from the previous week's Superstars in which Bam Bam Bigelow named Sir Oliver Humperdink as his manager as well as footage from the Bigelow / Volkoff match: Superstar Billy Graham defeated Tim Patterson via submission at 1:47 with the bearhug Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Ricky Ataki & Pete Ketchum at 3:08 following the Decapitation on Ataki Jake Roberts pinned Iron Mike Sharpe at 3:35 with the DDT Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) defeated Lanny Poffo via submission with a leglock at 2:21 WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation & Danny Davis defeated Scott Casey, Sivi Afi, & Carl Schmidt at 2:25 when Davis pinned Schmidt with a splash off the top 9/20/87 - included the Randy Savage / Omar Atlas match taped the following day; featured Craig DeGeorge conducting an interview with Ken Patera: The Killer Bees defeated the Shadows at 4:10 after B. Brian Blair hit the Bee Sting flying elbow Killer Khan (w/ Mr. Fuji) pinned Darrell Nickel at 1:55 with the flying kneedrop after spraying green mist into his opponent's eyes Don Muraco pinned Tiger Chung Lee with a tombstone at 2:49 King Harley Race, Hercules, Rick Rude, & King Kong Bundy (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Brady Boone, Dusty Wolfe, Rudy Ryder, & SD Jones at 3:50 when Bundy pinned Ryder with an elbow off the middle turnbuckle Butch Reed (w/ Slick) pinned Jerry Allen at 3:46 with a clothesline off the top WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - September 29, 1987 (3,400) Ron Bass pinned Scott Casey at around the 14-minute mark with the pedigree Ted Dibiase pinned Outback Jack at around the 4-minute mark with the powerslam WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri pinned Velvet McIntyre at around the 13-minute mark by reversing a flying crossbody Randy Savage pinned King Harley Race at around the 8-minute mark with a reverse cradle Jim Duggan defeated WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man via reverse decision at around the 10-minute mark; Honky originally got the pin hooking the tights and using the ropes for leverage but Randy Savage came out and told the referee how Honky won, and he reversed the decision Sivi Afi pinned Terry Gibbs with a flying bodypress at around the 11-minute mark Superstar Billy Graham defeated Butch Reed (w/ Slick) via disqualification at around the 8-minute mark when Slick interfered with his cane when Graham had the bearhug applied on Reed Hercules pinned Hillbilly Jim at around the 9-minute mark with a cradle and using the ropes for leverage WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated Paul Roma & Jim Powers at around the 13-minute mark when Powers was pinned following the Hart Attack WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - October 30, 1987 (6,422) Rip Oliver pinned Jerry Allen Billy Jack Haynes fought Ron Bass to a draw Butch Reed pinned Superstar Billy Graham by using the ropes for leverage Bam Bam Bigelow defeated King Kong Bundy via disqualification when Bundy stole Sir Oliver Humperdink's cane and used it as a weapon The Islanders defeated Rick Martel & Tito Santana when Haku pinned Santana; Martel & Santana were not recognized as tag team champions since their win had not yet aired on TV Iron Mike Sharpe pinned Scott Casey George Steele pinned Danny Davis WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man defeated Randy Savage via count-out JCP @ San Francisco, CA – Civic Auditorium – November 9, 1987 (2,000) Shaska Whatley d. George Wells Ron Simmons d. Black Bart The Lightning Express d. The Kodiaks Nikita Koloff d. Eddie Gilbert Barry Windham battled Larry Zbyszko to a no contest The Road Warriors d. Johnny Ace & Luke Williams Steve Williams d. Dory Funk Jr. by DQ Jimmy & Ronnie Garvin d. Ric Flair & Lex Luger WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - November 12, 1987 Ron Bass pinned Jerry Monti Don Muraco pinned Rip Oliver Ivan Putski defeated Steve Lombardi Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau The Ultimate Warrior defeated Barry Horowitz Jake Roberts pinned Hercules Demolition defeated Ken Patera & Hillbilly Jim (sub. for Billy Jack Haynes) Bam Bam Bigelow pinned King Kong Bundy Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil & Andre the Giant) defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out when Andre the Giant interfered and hit a headbutt on the champion AWA @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – November 21, 1987 JT Southern d. Soldat Ustinov Kevin Kelly & Nick Kiniski fought Mitch Snow & Alan West to a draw Adrian Adonis battled Tommy Rich to a no contest Greg Gagne, Wahoo McDaniel, & Ray Stevens d. Dennis Condrey, Randy Rose, & Dick Slater Battle Royal won by Wahoo McDaniel AWA World Heavyweight Title: Curt Hennig © d. DJ Peterson WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - December 5, 1987 (7,500) SD Jones pinned Steve Lombardi Greg Valentine defeated Koko B. Ware via submission with the figure-4 Don Muraco fought Butch Reed to a double disqualification Ted Dibiase pinned Ricky Steamboat The Hart Foundation defeated Brutus Beefcake & George Steele after Neidhart hit Steele with a chair Demolition defeated Ken Patera & Billy Jack Haynes after Mr. Fuji interfered and hit Haynes with his cane Jim Duggan pinned King Harley Race Randy Savage defeated WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man via count-out when Savage pulled the wig off of Peggy Sue and both she and the champion left ringside; during the bout, Jimmy Hart was suspended above the ring in a cage WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - January 17, 1988 Jake Roberts vs. Rick Rude WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned the One Man Gang WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - January 30, 1988 (7,600) Ron Bass pinned Junkyard Dog The Ultimate Warrior pinned King Harley Race with a cradle Ted Dibiase defeated George Steele (sub. for Bam Bam Bigelow) via disqualification after Dibiase put a foreign object into Steele's tights and told the referee that they were there Don Muraco (w/ Superstar Billy Graham) pinned Butch Reed; after the bout, Graham punched out both Slick and Reed WWF Women's Tag Team Champions the Jumping Bomb Angels defeated Judy Martin & Leilani Kai at around the 15-minute mark when Tateno scored the pin Ted Dibiase won a 19-man bunkhouse battle royal by last eliminating Jim Duggan & Butch Reed at the same time; George Steele was listed as a participant but never entered the ring, rather just stood at ringside until Junkyard Dog was eliminated; the bout was announced as a 22-man battle royal Hercules pinned Hillbilly Jim with a roll up while Jim was arguing with the referee Jim Duggan & Ken Patera defeated Demolition & Mr. Fuji in a handicap match when Duggan pinned Fuji with a clothesline; Billy Jack Haynes was to have been on Duggan & Patera's team but did not show Jake Roberts fought the One Man Gang to a double count-out at 5:30 WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - March 5, 1988 (8,500) Brady Boone pinned Johnny V with a roll up at the 7-minute mark Bad News Brown pinned Scott Casey with the Ghetto Blaster at the 8-minute mark Ricky Steamboat fought Rick Rude to a 20-minute time-limit draw WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri pinned Rockin Robin at the 9-minute mark with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated Paul Roma & Jim Powers at the 12-minute mark when Volkoff pinned Powers Cowboy Lang & Chris Dube defeated Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook Koko B. Ware defeated Hercules via disqualification at the 6-minute mark after dropping Koko crotch-first on the top rope Hulk Hogan & Jim Duggan defeated Ted Dibiase & Virgil (w/ Andre the Giant) at the 10-minute mark when Duggan pinned Virgil JCP @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – March 16, 1988 (4,500) Earthquake Ferris battled George Wells to a no contest Rick Steiner d. Rex Farmer Larry Zbyszko d. Jimmy Garvin Lex Luger & Barry Windham d. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard by DQ The Road Warriors d. The Powers of Pain NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Sting WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - April 30, 1988 (11,104) Steve Lombardi pinned Brady Boone Dino Bravo defeated Ken Patera via forfeit when Patera was unable to compete after Bravo attacked and injured him during their arm wrestling contest Bret Hart fought Bad News Brown to a 20-minute time-limit draw Rick Rude pinned Don Muraco by using the ropes for leverage Ted Dibise defeated WWF World Champion Randy Savage via count-out Lanny Poffo pinned Barry Horowitz The Ultimate Warrior defeated Hercules Tito Santana & Rick Martel defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition via disqualification WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - June 1, 1988 (12,120; 9,000 paid) WWF Superstars taping: Brady Boone pinned Steve Lombardi at around the 11-minute mark with a German suplex into a bridge WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Brutus Beefcake after hitting him with Hart's megaphone Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) defeated the One Man Gang (w/ Slick) via count-out at 4:00 The Big Bossman (w/ Slick) pinned an unknown with the sidewalk slam; after the bout, Bossman handcuffed his opponent to the ropes and beat him with the nightstick Andre the Giant & Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Jake Roberts & Jim Duggan at 8:30 when, after Roberts hit the DDT on Rude, Andre headbutted Roberts twice and put Rude on top Prime Time Wrestling - 7/11/88: WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated Tito Santana & Rick Martel via count-out after Martel suffered the Decapitation on the floor; the attack forced Martel out of action for 8 months with an injury (Best of the WWF Vol. 17) WWF World Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) with a roll up after Virgil's interference backfired All American Wrestling - 7/3/88: Brutus Beefcake defeated Mark Ming via submission with the sleeper Wrestling Spotlight - 7/9/88: Ken Patera defeated Steve Lombardi via submission with the full nelson 6/18/88 - included Craig DeGeorge conducting an interview with Rick Rude & Bobby Heenan in which Rude gave the Rude Awakening kiss to a young woman: The British Bulldogs defeated Terry Gibbs & Barry Horowitz when Dynamite pinned Gibbs with a diving headbutt after being thrown by Smith The Big Bossman (w/ Slick) pinned Louie Spicolli with the sidewalk slam; after the bout, Bossman assaulted his opponent with the nightstick (Bossman's TV debut) Bret Hart pinned Jerry Allen with the piledriver; prior to the bout, Bret sent Jimmy Hart backstage; Jimmy refused to leave ringside until Jim Neidhart came down and told him to go Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) pinned Tom Stone with a slingshot splash Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Ricky Ataki via submission with the figure-4; after the bout, Don Muraco and Superstar Billy Graham came to the ring to make Valentine break the hold; Muraco ended up chasing Hart backstage while Valentine attacked Graham and put him in the figure-4; Graham was eventually taken out on a stretcher Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated Iron Mike Sharpe & the Intruder at 3:09 when Jannetty pinned the Intruder after Michaels hiptossed his partner onto the Intruder (Rockers' TV debut, Before They Were Superstars Vol. 2 DVD) 6/25/88 - included Craig DeGeorge conducting an interview with Bobby Heenan, Andre the Giant, Rick Rude, & Hercules, where Heenan announced that King Harley Race had been injured by Hulk Hogan and was forced to vacate the throne; Heenan then tried to lead the crowd in a moment of silence with a 10-bell salute and finished by segment by guaranteeing there would soon be a new king: Jake Roberts pinned the Conquistador (Jose Luis Rivera) with the DDT The One Man Gang (w/ Slick) pinned Martin Oliver with the front suplex The Ultimate Warrior pinned Larry Simpson with the press slam / splash combo Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) defeated Lanny Poffo via submission with the Million $ Dream Koko B. Ware pinned Steve Lombardi with the Ghostbuster Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated Barry Horowitz & Mark Ming when Jannetty pinned Ming after Michaels suplexed him onto the opponent Bad News Brown pinned Tony Leone with the Ghetto Blaster 7/2/88 - included Craig DeGeorge conducting an interview with WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man & Jimmy Hart; included an ‘Update’ segment where Bobby Heenan announced he would crown a new king the following week to replace Harley Race: Jim Duggan pinned Tom Stone at 1:46 with the running clothesline George Steele defeated the Intruder via submission with the flying hammerlock at 1:01 Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) pinned Bill Johnson at 1:58 with the side suplex The Hart Foundation defeated SD Jones & Brady Boone at 4:41 when Bret pinned Boone following the Hart Attack; during the bout, an insert promo from Jimmy Hart was shown, where he said that even though the Hart Foundation didn’t want him at ringside, he still legally owned their contracts Don Muraco pinned Darryl Nichols at 1:39 with the tombstone Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated The Killer Bees at 5:45 when Jacques pinned Brunzell following a forearm to the back by Raymond from the top rope as Brunzell attempted a powerslam on Jacques Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Jose Luis Rivera at 2:23 with the Rude Awakening WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - July 11, 1988 (7,500 paid) Joe LeDuc defeated an unknown masked wrestler Dino Bravo pinned Ken Patera WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man pinned Brutus Beefcake Andre the Giant pinned Jim Duggan Terry Taylor pinned Jerry Allen Bad News Brown pinned Jim Neidhart The Ultimate Warrior, Tito Santana, & Rick Martel defeated Mr. Fuji & WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition JCP @ Oakland, CA - Kaiser Convention Center - August 6, 1988 (6,000) Ivan Koloff defeated Kendall Windham Jimmy Garvin defeated Kevin Sullivan Nikita Koloff defeated Al Perez in a Russian Chain match Dick Murdoch fought Ron Garvin to a 15-minute time-limit draw Sting defeated Larry Zbyzsko NWA TV Champion Mike Rotundo fought Steve Williams to a double count-out Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane via disqualification Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, the Road Warriors & Paul Ellering defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard, & JJ Dillon in Wargames WWF @ Oakland, CA - August 12, 1988 (10,500 paid) Curt Hennig defeated SD Jones Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated The Hart Foundation WWF World Champion Randy Savage fought Andre the Giant to a double count-out The Powers of Pain defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov Jake Roberts pinned Rick Rude WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - September 19, 1988 (6,000) Terry Taylor pinned B. Brian Blair at around the 16-minute mark by reversing a flying bodypress and grabbing the tights for leverage Bad News Brown pinned Junkyard Dog at around the 10-minute mark with the Ghetto Blaster Hercules fought Tito Santana to a 15-minute time-limit draw WWF World Champion Randy Savage defeated Andre the Giant via disqualification when Hercules interfered The Blue Blazer pinned Scott Casey with a sunset flip off the top Honkytonk Man defeated WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior via count-out at 2:30 WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated The British Bulldogs after Ax hit Dynamite with Mr. Fuji's cane WWF @ San Jose, CA - October 8, 1988 (1,500) Cocoa Samoa defeated Bulldog Bob Brown Paul Roma defeated Danny Davis Hercules defeated Ken Patera Jim Duggan defeated Ted Dibiase via disqualification The Powers of Pain defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - October 14, 1988 Paul Roma pinned Steve Lombardi Mr. Perfect pinned Jim Brunzell The Blue Blazer pinned Jose Estrada Hulk Hogan pinned King Haku The Big Bossman pinned Koko B. Ware WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated Honkytonk Man via disqualification The Hart Foundation defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau Jake Roberts (w/ Cheryl Roberts) pinned Rick Rude after Cheryl slapped Rude WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - November 15, 1988 (14,600; 12,200 paid; sell out) WWF Superstars taping: Jim Duggan pinned Darryl Peterson Mr. Perfect pinned Lee Hansen King Haku pinned Eric Simms WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior pinned Randy Tyler Brutus Beefcake pinned Ron Bass The Rockers defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition via count-out Jake Roberts (w/ Cheryl Roberts) pinned Rick Rude with the DDT; pre-match stipulations stated that the wrestlers could only attempt a pin after hitting their respective finisher; after the bout, Cheryl slapped Rude several times before Roberts wrapped Damien around his opponent Prime Time Wrestling - 11/22/88: Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) defeated Tito Santana via disqualification at 11:59 when Hercules interfered; after the bout, Hercules and Santana cleared Dibiase and Virgil from the ring Hulk Hogan defeated the Big Bossman (w/ Slick) via count-out after handcuffing Bossman to the top rope and clotheslining him over the top to the outside after Bossman attempted to use the cuffs on Hogan Prime Time Wrestling - 12/5/88: Ron Bass pinned Ken Patera at 7:24 with an elbow drop after a running kneelift to the back Prime Time Wrestling - 12/5/88: The Blue Blazer & Koko B. Ware defeated the Conquistadors at 8:57 when Koko scored the pin with a missile dropkick Prime Time Wrestling - 11/29/88: Akeem, Nikolai Volkoff, & Boris Zhukov (w/ Slick) defeated Sam Houston, Paul Roma, & Jim Powers when Akeem pinned Houston with a splash at 8:49 12/3/88 - included WWF World Champion Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth as guests of the Brother Love Show: Brutus Beefcake defeated Chuck Campbell via submission with the sleeper at 2:08 Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) pinned Ricki Ataki at 1:34 with the airplane spin and side slam Harley Race pinned Jim Gorman at 1:46 with a fisherman suplex; prior to the bout, Race did an untelevised promo saying he wanted to regain his throne from King Haku and that Bobby Heenan never visited him or contacted him while he was injured The Hart Foundation defeated Barry Horowitz & Iron Mike Sharpe at 2:16 when Bret pinned Horowitz following the Hart Attack Akeem (w/ Slick) pinned Louie Spicolli with a splash at 1:22 Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Nito Gomez at 1:25 with the Rude Awakening 12/10/88 - included footage of Hulk Hogan and Slick on the Brother Love show from SNME: Jake Roberts pinned the Black Knight at 2:37 with the DDT Bad News Brown pinned Frankie Valdez at 1:58 with the Ghetto Blaster The Red Rooster (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Scott Casey via submission with the Scorpion Death Lock at 2:33 The Rockers fought Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (w/ Bobby Heenan) to a no contest when all four men began brawling on the floor prior to the match beginning; eventually, both teams battled their way backstage with numerous referees and officials trying to seperate them Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) defeated Lanny Poffo via submission with the Million $ Dream at 1:50 Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (w/ Jimmy Hart) Sam Houston & Stefan Diablo at 3:37 when Raymond pinned Diablo after a double team move off the top 12/17/88 - included Andre the Giant & Bobby Heenan as guests of the Brother Love Show: WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated Nick Ferrari & Art Penna at 2:45 when Ax pinned Penna with the Decapitation; prior to the bout, an untelevised Brother Love Show segment took place in which Demolition and Mr. Fuji were guests, with Demolition turning babyface, sending Fuji to the back, and verbally abusing Brother Love Hercules defeated Steve Lombardi via submission with the backbreaker at 1:27 Mr. Perfect pinned Nito Gomez with the Perfect Plex at 2:05 King Haku (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Frankie Valdez with a side kick at 1:42 The Big Bossman (w/ Slick) pinned Pete Kitchum at 1:36 with the sidewalk slam; after the bout, Bossman handcuffed his opponent to the middle rope and beat him with the nightstick WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior pinned Conquistador #1 with the gorilla press slam / splash combo at 1:32 Greg Valentine & Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Paul Brown & Rex Farmer at 4:10 when Brown submitted to Valentine's figure-4, applied while wearing the Heartbreaker shin guard NWA @ San Francisco, CA - Civic Auditorium - November 30, 1988 (2,700) Ron Simmons pinned the Italian Stallion at 5:53 with a flying shoulder block Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane fought Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose to a 20-minute time limit draw NWA World Champion Ric Flair & NWA US Champion Barry Windham defeated Eddie Gilbert (sub. for Dusty Rhodes) & Bam Bam Bigelow at 14:36 when Flair pinned Gilbert NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda pinned Ron Simmons (sub. for Nikita Koloff) at 16:06 when Steve Williams swept the challenger’s leg out as he attempted a suplex into the ring Rick Steiner defeated Steve Williams via disqualification at 2:51 when Mike Rotunda interfered; after the bout, Ron Simmons helped make the save NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors fought Sting & Lex Luger to a double count-out at 12:41 WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - December 17, 1988 (10,000) Boris Zhukoff pinned Lanny Poffo Tito Santana fought Greg Valentine to a draw Bad News Brown pinned Jim Powers; after the bout, Powers was assaulted by the Powers of Pain and ended up being taken backstage on a stretcher WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated the Powers of Pain via pinfall Ted Dibiase pinned Hercules after Virgil hit Hercules with his own chain Akeem pinned Koko B. Ware WWF Women's Champion Rockin Robin pinned Sensational Sherri Hulk Hogan pinned the Big Bossman with the legdrop after breaking the handcuffs NWA @ Oakland, CA - Kaiser Convention Center - January 14, 1989 (1,900) Mike Golden defeated CW Bergstrom The Russian Assassins defeated the Junkyard Dog & Ivan Koloff Dick Murdoch defeated Ray Candy Lex Luger, NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner, & Michael Hayes defeated NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors & Paul Ellering NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Sting Lex Luger won a bunkhouse battle royal NWA is dying everywhere at this time. WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - January 21, 1989 (10,000; 8,500 paid) The Red Rooster pinned Boris Zhukov The Blue Blazer pinned Iron Mike Sharpe WWF Women’s Champion Rockin Robin defeated Sensational Sherri Brutus Beefcake defeated Rick Rude WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated King Haku Bret Hart fought Honkytonk Man to a double disqualification Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated the Bushwhackers after Jimmy Hart interfered Andre the Giant pinned Jake Roberts WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - March 10, 1989 (14,700; 13,700 paid; sell out) Tim Horner pinned Jose Luis Rivera The Red Rooster pinned the Brooklyn Brawler Big John Studd pinned Akeem after a bodyslam; due to the poorness of their matches, Studd was told before the match that if he was unable to slam Akeem then he would be let go The Bushwhackers defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau Bad News Brown pinned Tito Santana Jim Duggan pinned Rick Rude WWF World Champion Randy Savage defeated WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior via count-out WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - May 13, 1989 (13,900; sell out) During the event, San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos gave a plaque to Hulk Hogan, declaring it Hulk Hogan Day in the city Paul Roma pinned Boris Zhukov Dino Bravo pinned Hercules WWF Women's Champion Rockin Robin pinned Judy Martin The Bushwhackers defeated Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard Bret Hart fought Mr. Perfect to a draw Randy Savage defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out Roddy Piper (sub. for Jake Roberts) pinned Ted Dibiase NWA @ Oakland, CA - Kaiser Convention Center - June 1, 1989 (1,243) Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated the Raider & Jack Victory Butch Reed defeated Ranger Ross Steve Williams defeated Tony Garcia Dick Murdoch defeated Bill Irwin (sub. for Bob Orton Jr.); the bout was advertised as a bullrope match with Gary Hart banned from ringside Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Kevin Sullivan & Mike Rotunda; the bout was advertised as Scott Steiner vs. Rotunda in a suplex match, with Sullivan scheduled to face Eddie Gilbert in a taped fist match NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Michael Hayes in a Badstreet match The Road Warriors fought the Samoan Swat Team to a no contest Ricky Steamboat defeated the Great Muta via disqualification WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - June 17, 1989 (approx 15,500; sell out) The Genius pinned Jim Powers Jimmy Snuka pinned Honkytonk Man Tom Magee pinned Tim Horner WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated the Big Bossman & Akeem via disqualification The Barbarian pinned Jim Neidhart Rick Martel pinned Tito Santana Bad News Brown pinned the Blue Blazer WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Randy Savage WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - July 10, 1989 (6,490) The Brooklyn Brawler pinned Jerry Monti Dino Bravo pinned Mark Young (Mark Scarpa) The Rockers defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau Tito Santana defeated Rick Martel Bad News Brown pinned Greg Valentine The Ultimate Warrior defeated WWF IC Champion Rick Rude via count-out Dusty Rhodes pinned Ted Dibiase Take away Hogan & Savage and the house drops almost in half. WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - August 8, 1989 (14,000; 13,500 paid; sell out) WWF Superstars taping: During the taping, both Pepper Gomez and Pat Patterson were introduced to the crowd; two fans were ejected from the event for holding up a NWA banner during the show Boris Zhukov pinned Mark Young with an elbow drop after Young slipped off the top rope Ted Dibiase pinned Hillbilly Jim Barry Windham defeated the Red Rooster via count-out Prime Time Wrestling - 8/21/89: Mr. Perfect fought Tito Santana to a 20-minute time-limit draw; after the bout, Santana cleared Perfect from the ring Prime Time Wrestling - 8/21/89: Honky Tonk Man & Dino Bravo (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated The Hart Foundation via disqualification at 8:56 when Neidhart used Jimmy Hart's megaphone as a weapon on the opposition after the manager tried to interfere (WrestleFest 90) Barry Windham pinned Louis Spicolli; the match was later redone The Ultimate Warrior pinned Andre the Giant at around the 20-second mark following three clotheslines The Bushwhackers defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard via disqulification when the champions illegally double teamed one of the challengers The Big Bossman pinned Bob Ellis (not the original); after the bout, Dusty Rhodes made the save and stole a second nightstick from Bossman Prime Time Wrestling - 8/21/89: WWF IC Champion Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Tim Horner at 4:45 with the Rude Awakening; after the bout, Rude opted not to give his 'Rude Awakening' kiss, saying no woman in the audience was worthy Dusty Rhodes pinned the Big Bossman with the elbow drop at around the 5-minute mark Randy Savage (w/ Sensational Sherri & Zeus) defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out at around the 8-minute mark; after the bout, Hogan bodyslammed Zeus 8/26/89 - included WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake as guests of the Brother Love Show in which some of Brother Love's hair was cut by Beefcake as Hogan held Love down with one foot; featured an 'Update' segment showing highlights from the 8/21 Prime Time Wrestling in which Roddy Piper and Rick Rude had to be held apart on the set; included comments from Randy Savage, Zeus, & Sensational Sherri regarding their match at Summer Slam: The Rockers (w/ Tito Santana) defeated the Black Knight (Billy Anderson) & Tim Patterson when Patterson was pinned following a double flying fistdrop Koko B. Ware pinned Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) with a roll up at 2:26 as Valentine argued with Ron Garvin at ringside Rick Martel (w/ Slick, Jimmy Hart, Jacques & Raymond Rougeau) pinned Jerry Monti with a kneedrop off the top at 2:29 Dusty Rhodes pinned Barry Horowitz at 1:32 with the Bionic elbow drop WWF Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Stephan DeLeon & Louis Spicolli at 1:59 when Anderson pinned DeLeon following a spike piledriver behind the referee's back The Ultimate Warrior pinned Steve Vega at 1:15 with the press slam / splash combo; after the bout, Warrior attempted to carry Vega backstage but was confronted by Bobby Heenan; as Warrior was distracted by Heenan, Andre the Giant came up from behind and choked him out 9/2/89 - included the Big Bossman & Slick as guests of the Brother Love Show in which they discussed Dusty Rhodes; featured an 'Update' segment showing highlights from the Rude / Warrior match at Summer Slam; included comments from Jake Roberts regarding his return to the ring: The Bushwhackers defeated Pete Ketchum & Don Stevens at 2:54 when Luke scored the pin following a double gutbuster Bad News Brown pinned Jim Gorman at the 2-minute mark with the Ghetto Blaster King Jim Duggan pinned Hank Morgan with the running clothesline at 2:32 Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Jim Evans & Dennis Bertroch at 2:58 when Jacques pinned Bertroch with a kneedrop after Raymond tripped him from the outside Ron Garvin pinned the Intruder with a right hand punch at 2:53 Jimmy Snuka pinned Mike Lucca at 2:18 with the top rope splash Haku (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Ricki Ataki at 2:24 with a side kick to the face 9/9/89 - included Roddy Piper as a guest of the Brother Love Show in which Piper stuffed dental floss, toothpaste, and mouthwash in Love's mouth after saying he had bad breath, moments after Love insulted Piper; moments later, Bobby Heenan appeared and distracted Piper long enough for Rick Rude to sneak up behind Piper and throw the mouthwash in his eyes; Rude then hit the Rude Awakening on Piper and spat more mouthwash at Piper until several officials, including Rene Goulet, Blackjack Lanza, Pat Patterson, and Chief Jay Strongbow, came out to break it up; featured an 'Update' segment with highlights of Andre the Giant attacking the Ultimate Warrior two weeks earlier, with comments from both men: Brutus Beefcake defeated Chuck Campbell via submission with the sleeper at 2:42 Barry Windham pinned Louie Spicolli with the superplex at 1:58 Demolition defeated Boris Zhukov & Jake Milliman at 2:34 when Ax pinned Milliman following the Decapitation The Big Bossman (w/ Slick) pinned Bob Allen at 1:38 with the sidewalk slam; after the bout, Allen was handcuffed to the top rope and beaten with the nightstick until Dusty Rhodes made the save, hitting Bossman with the nightstick he had stolen several weeks earlier; Rhodes then attempted to handcuff Bossman to the ropes until Slick came in to make the save, with Rhodes then taking possession of the second nightstick Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil) defeated Jim Evans via submission with the Million $ Dream at 2:05 Hercules defeated Darryl Nickel via submission with the backbreaker at the 2-minute mark The Powers of Pain (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Tom Stone & Dale Wolf at 2:07 when the Barbarian pinned Stone with a clothesline off the top as Warlord held Stone in the air WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - October 20, 1989 Roddy Piper vs. Rick Rude WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - November 26, 1989 (6,000) Earthquake, Brutus Beefcake, and Demolition were no-shows due to being in a car accident; most of the talent had not arrived when the show started, due to driving from Fresno and dealing with holiday traffic; included a 45-minute intermission and a Bobby Heenan interview segment designed to kill time Sam Houston defeated the Conquistador Koko B. Ware defeated Barry Horowitz Mr. Perfect defeated Jimmy Snuka WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated Andre the Giant via reverse decision Mr. Perfect won a battle royal Also included Rick Martel and the Genius WWF @ San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace - December 26, 1989 (matinee) Bret Hart pinned Al Perez with the piledriver Bad News Brown pinned Jimmy Snuka by using the ring ropes for leverage Hercules defeated Conquistador #1 Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated the Bushwhackers Dusty Rhodes defeated the Big Bossman in a ball & chain match The Genius defeated Paul Roma Mr. Perfect defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:52 PM

Philadelphia, PA - Spectrum - August 4, 1984 (12,908)
Televised on the PRISM Network
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Greg Valentine with a clothesline and the legdrop at 11:18; after the bout, Valentine shoved referee Dick Kroll out of the ring (Hulkamania, Best of Hulkamania)


This match is at least semi famous for appearing in clipped form on the episode of the A Team Hogan did a guest spot on.

#44 KrisZ

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:57 PM

Buffalo didn't become a Vince town until around October 1982 as Tunney quit promoting it or Vince bought it out from under him.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:16 PM

Good... "Pre-Expansion WWF". Perhaps not thriving, but I don't know if it ever took off huge after 1984. A lot of Upstate New York looks like that: part of the WWF pre-expansion, but not a massively pushed region. Possibly due to facility seizes. I would think that some of those cities got newer, bigger facilities as the 80s and 90s went along. John

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:41 PM

GCW started running Cleveland in 1980 after they bought it out from the Sheik then bought Cincinnati from Crockett in 1982 and they were doing really solid there so of course Vince was going to go after them. WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - November 13, 1983 (2,000) Jimmy Snuka vs. WWF IC Champion Don Muraco Pat Patterson vs. Ivan Koloff WWF World Champion Bob Backlund vs. Sgt. Slaughter This is the first known foray by Vince into the big cities of Ohio as he has run Youngstown, Warren, and a couple of more spots. NOVEMBER 27, 1983 – CINCINNATI, OH – RIVERFRONT COLISEUM (Les Thatcher – Promoter) > National Tag Team Title Match: Brett & Buzz Sawyer d. the Road Warriors © to win title (Title Switch Never Acknowledged) WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - December 11, 1983 (1,200) Jimmy Snuka vs. WWF IC Champion Don Muraco WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - January 8, 1984 WWF World Champion Iron Sheik defeated Pat Patterson via disqualification JANUARY 22, 1984 – CINCINNATI, OH – RIVERFRONT COLISEUM (Les Thatcher – Promoter) > Ronnie Garvin vs. Johnny Rich > King Kong Bundy vs. Pez Whatley > Tommy Rogers vs. Les Thornton > Jake Roberts vs. Brett Sawyer > Mr. R & Buzz Sawyer vs. The Road Warriors > National Heavyweight Title: Ted DiBiase © vs. Brad Armstrong MARCH 18, 1984 – CINCINNATI, OH – RIVERFRONT COLISEUM (Les Thatcher – Promoter) > Sweet Brown Sugar d. Jesse Barr > Les Thornton d. Tommy Rogers > Brad Armstrong d. Larry Zbyszko > The Spoiler d. Pez Whatley > The Road Warriors d. Jay Youngblood & King Kong Bundy > Taped Fist Match: Jake Roberts d. Ron Garvin WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - March 20, 1984 Sgt. Slaughter defeated Tiger Chung Lee Tony Atlas defeated Jerry Valiant Akira Maeda defeated Bobby Colt Iron Sheik defeated Tony Garea B. Brian Blair defeated Mr. Fuji Jimmy Snuka defeated Sika WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Masked Superstar Andre the Giant won a battle royal WWF still not bringing in the big guns yet. APRIL 15, 1984 – CINCINNATI, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter) > Tommy Rogers d. Rocky Jones > Sweet Brown Sugar d. Bob Roop > Tim Horner d. Les Thornton > Brad Armstrong d. the Spoiler by CO > Wahoo McDaniel & King Kong Bundy d. the Road Warriors > Lights Out Match: Ron Garvin d. Jake Roberts WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - April 21, 1984 B. Brian Blair defeated Steve Lombardi David Schultz defeated Ivan Putski Spike Huber defeated Billy Travis Tiger Chung Lee defeated Pete Sanchez WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Greg Valentine via disqualification Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff fought Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson to a no contest Time to get serious now as they have brought Hogan in. WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati Gardens - May 26, 1984 Terry Daniels defeated Larry Kean Tony Garea defeated Mr. Fuji Rene Goulet defeated Billy Travis Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Tiger Chung Lee Paul Orndorff defeated SD Jones Don Muraco defeated Salvatore Bellomo Jimmy Snuka defeated Greg Valentine Sgt. Slaughter defeated David Schultz JUNE 7, 1984 – CINCINNATI, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter) > Les Thornton versus Tim Horner ruled a NC > Jake Roberts d. Sweet Brown Sugar > Nikolai Volkoff d. Tommy Rogers > Nikolai Volkoff d. King Konga > Ted DiBiase, Arn Anderson & the Spoiler d. Ron Garvin, Bob & Brad Armstrong > Jimmy Valiant d. Adrian Street > Battle Royal: Jimmy Valiant (Winner) WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati Gardens - July 1984 Jesse Ventura defeated Jack Morris The Moondogs defeated Bobby Boyers & Billy Travis Rocky Johnson defeated Mr. Fuji Big John Studd defeated Chief Jay Strongbow Greg Valentine defeated Ivan Putski Roddy Piper, WWF Tag Team Champions The North-South Connection defeated Jimmy Snuka & the Wild Samoans JULY 8, 1984 – CINCINNATI, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter) > Steve Travis d. Steve Starr > Mike Sharpe versus Nikolai Volkoff ruled a NC > Tim Horner d. Les Thornton > The Spoiler d. Brad Armstrong > Texas Death Match: Ron Garvin d. Ted DiBiase WWF @ Cleveland, OH - October 4, 1984 Pat Patterson defeated Mr. X David Schultz defeated Tony Garea via count-out Ken Patera defeated Samula Judy Martin defeated Desiree Peterson Brutus Beefcake defeated Salvatore Bellomo Junkyard Dog defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Adrian Adonis WWF Tag Team Champion Dick Murdoch defeated SD Jones Andre the Giant fought Kamala to a no contest This is the first WWF card I have for Cleveland and after they bought out Ole, he scaled back the Northern tours a lot. WWF @ Cleveland, OH - November 2, 1984 Brutus Beefcake defeated Tony Garea The Tonga Kid defeated Charlie Fulton The Spoiler defeated SD Jones WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine defeated Tito Santana via disqualification Junkyard Dog defeated Mr. Fuji Nikolai Volkoff defeated Samula WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - November 16, 1984 Bret Hart defeated Steve Lombardi Ken Patera defeated Billy Travis Ivan Putski defeated Jerry Valiant Mike Rotundo defeated Dave Pagen Bob Orton Jr. & Paul Orndorff defeated Rocky Johnson & SD Jones WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine defeated Tito Santana via disqualification Mr. Wrestling II fought Terry Gibbs to a draw Paul Orndorff won a battle royal WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - December 14, 1984 Tony Atlas defeated Terry Gibbs Mr. Wrestling II defeated Moondog Rex Mike Rotundo defeated Moondog Spot Blackjack Mulligan defeated Mr. Fuji Jimmy Snuka & the Tonga Kid fought Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff to a no contest WWF @ Cleveland, OH - Convention Center – December 29, 1984 Bret Hart defeated Rene Goulet Johnny V defeated Gama Singh Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated the Moondogs Big John Studd defeated Ivan Putski Junkyard Dog defeated Brutus Beefcake Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine JANUARY 11, 1985 – CLEVELAND, OH (Ole Anderson – Promoter) > The Italian Stallion d. Chick Donovan > Ron Ritchie & Brian Adidas d. the Hollywood Blondes > Tommy Rich d. Bob Roop > Ron Garvin d. Wahoo McDaniel by CO > National Tag Team Title Match: Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson d. Bill & Scott Irwin to win title > Tag Team Battle Royal: Ron Garvin & Tommy Rich (Winners) WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - January 26, 1985 Nikolai Volkoff defeated Pat Patterson Ivan Putski defeated Brutus Beefcake via disqualification Bob Orton Jr. defeated Steve Lombardi Mr. Wrestling II defeated Les Thornton Iron Sheik defeated Mr. Wrestling II Junkyard Dog & Ivan Putski defeated Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff WWF @ Cleveland, OH - Convention Center - January 30, 1985 Bret Hart defeated the Spoiler David Sammartino defeated Rene Goulet Paul Orndorff defeated Ivan Putski Jim Neidhart defeated Mr. Wrestling II Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis via disqualification Big John Studd & Ken Patera defeated Andre the Giant & Junkyard Dog via count-out WWF @ Cleveland, OH - February 15, 1985 Bret Hart defeated Rene Goulet WWF Tag Team Champion Barry Windham defeated Terry Gibbs WWF Tag Team Champion Mike Rotundo defeated Iron Sheik Jimmy Snuka & Tony Atlas defeated Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. Nikolai Volkoff defeated Rick McGraw WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Brutus Beefcake MARCH 7, 1985 – CLEVELAND, OH (Ole Anderson – Promoter) > Doug Somers d. Paul Diamond > Chick Donovan d. Joe Palardy > Bob Roop & Mr. Kareem Muhammad versus Thunderbolt Patterson & the Italian Stallion ruled a NC > Brass Knuckles Match (No DQ): Ole Anderson d. Scott Irwin > Ron Garvin d. Ron Starr > Tommy Rich d. Rip Rogers by DQ WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Coliseum - March 20, 1985 The Cobra defeated Tiger Chung Lee Bret Hart defeated Rene Goulet Jimmy Snuka defeated Matt Borne Don Muraco defeated Tony Atlas WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff King Kong Bundy defeated Swede Hanson WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Brutus Beefcake via disqualification WWF @ Cleveland, OH - March 22, 1985 Bret Hart fought Matt Borne to a draw Bob Orton Jr. defeated the Cobra Jim Neidhart defeated Rick McGraw WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff Ivan Putski defeated Moondog Spot Andre the Giant & Jimmy Snuka defeated Ken Patera & Big John Studd APRIL 6, 1985 – CINCINNATI, OH – CINCINNATI GARDENS (Ole Anderson – Promoter) > Devil Blue & Bob Roop vs. Ronnie Garvin & Italian Stallion > NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © vs. Tommy Rich APRIL 20, 1985 – CLEVELAND, OH – CONVENTION CENTER (Ole Anderson – Promoter) > Scott Irwin d. Ben Alexander > Joel Deaton d. Paul Diamond > Italian Stallion d. Ron Starr > Lumberjack Match: Thunderbolt Patterson d. Mr. Kareem Muhammad > National Heavyweight Title: Ronnie Garvin © d. Bob Roop > Loser Leaves Town: Pez Whatley d. Rip Rogers > The Road Warriors d. Brett & Buzz Sawyer WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Coliseum - April 26, 1985 Bret Hart defeated Rick McGraw Johnny V defeated SD Jones The British Bulldogs defeated Rene Goulet & Moondog Spot Bob Orton Jr. defeated Mr. Wrestling II Jim Neidhart defeated Salvatore Bellomo Jimmy Snuka defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Brutus Beefcake JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Coliseum – May 4, 1985 Ricky Reeves d. Kim Duk Joel Deaton d. Stoney Burke Scott Irwin d. Italian Stallion Buzz Sawyer d. Ivan Koloff Manny Fernandez & Thunderbolt Patterson d. Arn & Ole Anderson WWF @ Cleveland, OH - May 5, 1985 King Kong Bundy defeated Tony Garea Paul Orndorff defeated Jose Luis Rivera Ricky Steamboat fought Bob Orton Jr. to a draw WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Big John Studd via count-out Barry O defeated Tony Viccaro The Hart Foundation defeated George Wells & SD Jones Tony Atlas defeated Matt Borne JCP @ Cleveland, OH – Convention Center – May 18, 1985 Scott Irwin d. Italian Stallion Mike Davis d. Joel Deaton Tommy Lane fought Pez Whatley to a draw Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title: Buzz Tyler © d. John Tatum National Heavyweight Title: Ronnie Garvin © d. Bob Roop National Tag Titles: Manny Fernandez & Thunderbolt Patterson d. Arn & Ole Anderson © by DQ JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – June 1, 1985 Nikita Koloff vs. Buzz Sawyer JCP @ Cleveland, OH – Convention Center – June 15, 1985 Joel Deaton d. The Eliminator Pez Whatley d. Tommy Lane John Tatum d. Yukon Eric National Heavyweight Title: Black Bart © d. Brett Sawyer Texas Death: Ole Anderson d. Thunderbolt Patterson Jimmy Valiant d. Superstar Billy Graham JCP @ Cleveland, OH – July 13, 1985 Brett Sawyer d. Mike Davis Thunderbolt Patterson d. Bob Roop The Midnight Express d. Italian Stallion & Pez Whatley Dick Slater battled Kevin Sullivan to a no contest National Heavyweight Title: Black Bart © d. Ronnie Garvin Buzz Sawyer d. Arn Anderson Jimmy Valiant d. The Barbarian by DQ Jimmy Valiant d. Paul Jones by countout JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – July 17, 1985 Italian Stallion d. Bob Roop Thunderbolt Patterson d. Mike Davis Magnum TA d. Ivan Koloff Dusty Rhodes d. Tully Blanchard Dick Slater d. Abdullah the Butcher by DQ The Midnight Express d. Brett Sawyer & Pez Whatley Arn Anderson fought Buzz Sawyer to a draw WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - August 11, 1985 George Steele defeated Barry O The Missing Link defeated Swede Hanson Jesse Ventura defeated Jimmy Jackson Ricky Steamboat & WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd via disqualification WWF has moved up to the big building now. JCP @ Cleveland, OH – August 18, 1985 The Midnight Express d. Brett & Buzz Sawyer WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - September 2, 1985 Lanny Poffo defeated Iron Mike Sharpe Moondog Spot defeated Steve Lombardi Junkyard Dog defeated Barry O King Kong Bundy defeated Swede Hanson Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco via disqualification The British Bulldogs defeated The Hart Foundation WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – October 6, 1985 Starship Eagle d. Mike Davis Denny Brown d. Pat Tanaka Superstar Billy Graham d. Sam Houston National Heavyweight Title: Terry Taylor © d. Black Bart The Rock n Roll Express d. Abdullah the Butcher & Thunderfoot by DQ Arn Anderson d. Starship Eagle Tully Blanchard d. Ronnie Garvin NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © fought Magnum TA to a draw JCP @ Cleveland, OH – Convocation Center – October 26, 1985 Jerry Lawler d. Tony Viccao Krusher Khruschev fought Pez Whatley to a draw National Tag Titles: Arn & Ole Anderson © d. Sam Houston & Jimmy Valiant The Rock n Roll Express d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff Tully Blanchard d. Ronnie Garvin by DQ NWA World Heavyweight Title: Magnum TA d. Ric Flair © by DQ JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – November 2, 1985 The Midnight Express d. Sam Houston & Rocky King Don Kernodle d. Jim Lancaster Pez Whatley d. Thunderfoot Texas Death: Ron Bass d. Buddy Landell Russian Chain: Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev d. The Rock n Roll Express Lumberjack: Tully Blanchard d. Ronnie Garvin JCP @ Cleveland, OH – November 16, 1985 Pez Whatley d. Tommy Lane Sam Houston d. Mike Davis Ron Bass fought Buddy Landell to a draw Abdullah the Butcher battled Manny Fernandez to a no contest Tully Blanchard d. Ronnie Garvin Dusty Rhodes, Billy Jack Haynes, & Magnum TA d. Arn & Ole Anderson, & Ric Flair WWF @ Richfield, OH – Coliseum – November 29, 1985 WWF World Heavyweight Title: Hulk Hogan © vs. Roddy Piper JCP @ Cleveland, OH – Convocation Center – December 7, 1985 Ronnie Garvin fought Ivan Koloff to a draw The Rock n Roll Express d. Abdullah the Butcher & The Barbarian Jimmy Valiant d. Black Bart Magnum TA d. Ole Anderson The Road Warriors d. Krusher Khruschev & Nikita Koloff Texas Death Match: Dusty Rhodes d. Arn Anderson Bunkhouse Stampede won by Magnum TA WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - December 26, 1985 Ivan Putski defeated Iron Mike Sharpe Dan Spivey defeated Barry O Cousin Luke defeated Moondog Spot Adrian Adonis defeated Scott McGhee The British Bulldogs defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake via disqualification WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Bob Orton Jr. Randy Savage defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - late 85 / early 86 Pedro Morales defeated Barry O SD Jones defeated Rene Goulet King Tonga defeated Tiger Chung Lee Hercules defeated George Wells The Killer Bees defeated The Hart Foundation Don Muraco defeated Ricky Steamboat Roddy Piper defeated Paul Orndorff in a lumberjack match WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – January 10, 1986 Jim Lancaster d. Pat Tanaka Black Bart d. Larry Wilson Don Kernodle d. Thunderfoot Pez Whatley d. Al Snow The Barbarian battled Ron Bass to a no contest Steel Cage Match: The Rock n Roll Express d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff JCP @ Cleveland, OH – January 12, 1986 (6,000) Denny Brown d. Pat Tanaka Robert Gibson d. Black Bart Manny Fernandez d. The Barbarian The Midnight Express d. Sam Houston & Jimmy Valiant NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes by DQ US Heavyweight Title: Magnum TA © d. Tully Blanchard WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Coliseum - February 2, 1986 (matinee) King Tonga defeated Iron Mike Sharpe George Steele defeated Steve Lombardi Tony Atlas defeated Tiger Chung Lee Junkyard Dog defeated Hercules WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Terry Funk Cpl. Kirchner defeated Iron Sheik WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated The Killer Bees WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - February 2, 1986 Dan Spivey defeated Barry O King Tonga defeated Paul Christy Ted Arcidi defeated Moondog Spot Hillbilly Jim defeated Steve Lombardi King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd defeated Tony Atlas & Lanny Poffo WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated George Steele via disqualification WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated The British Bulldogs Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper in a steel cage match JCP @ Cleveland, OH – Convocation Center – February 9, 1986 (7,000) Black Bart d. Jim Lancaster Ivan & Nikita Koloff, Baron Von Raschke d. Ron Bass, Don Kernodle, & Pez Whatley Manny Fernandez d. Ivan Koloff The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express Taped Fist: Tully Blanchard d. Jimmy Valiant NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Ronnie Garvin WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Coliseum - March 8, 1986 Tony Atlas fought Hercules to a draw WWF Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated The British Bulldogs King Kong Bundy defeated Hillbilly Jim Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification JCP @ Cleveland, OH – Convocation Center – March 16, 1986 (10,000) Sam Houston d. Gene Ligon Jimmy Valiant d. Golden Terror Arn Anderson d. Dusty Rhodes by DQ Leo Burke d. Pez Whatley Jimmy Garvin d. Denny Brown Magnum TA d. Tully Blanchard The Midnight Express d. The Rock n Roll Express NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © battled Ronnie Garvin to a no contest Double Chain: The Road Warriors d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - April 20, 1986 Sivi Afi fought Moondog Spot to a draw Cpl. Kirchner defeated Paul Christy Bret Hart defeated Jim Brunzell Nikolai Volkoff defeated Jim Neidhart George Steele defeated Iron Sheik via disqualification WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Junkyard Dog defeated King Kong Bundy & Dory Funk Jr. JCP @ Cleveland, OH – Convention Center – April 27, 1986 Teijho Khan d. Italian Stallion Black Bart d. Sam Houston Jimmy Valiant d. Pez Whatley by DQ Magnum TA d. Baron Von Raschke Indian Strap/Texas Bullrope: Dusty Rhodes & Wahoo McDaniel d. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard The Midnight Express d. The Road Warriors by DQ NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Ronnie Garvin JCP @ Cleveland, OH – Convention Center – May 25, 1986 (4,000) Denny Brown fought Steve Regal to a draw Manny Fernandez d. Black Bart Ricky Morton d. Thunderfoot Magnum TA d. Baron Von Raschke Dusty Rhodes d. Arn Anderson The Midnight Express battled The Road Warriors to a no contest NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Robert Gibson WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - June 7, 1986 Tony Parisi pinned Steve Lombardi Iron Sheik defeated Tony Garea Nikolai Volkoff defeated Cpl. Kirchner in a No DQ match David Sammartino pinned Les Thornton The Killer Bees defeated The Hart Foundation Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs via count-out WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Big John Studd via disqualification when Bobby Heenan broke the champion's pin attempt JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Stadium – July 9, 1986 The Barbarian & Shaska Whatley d. Sam Houston & Nelson Royal Hector Guerrero d. Black Bart Jimmy Garvin d. Todd Champion Jimmy Valiant d. Baron Von Raschke Manny Fernandez & Ronnie Garvin fought Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev to a draw Tully Blanchard d. Wahoo McDaniel by DQ Nikita Koloff d. Magnum T.A. Dusty Rhodes & The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette Steel Cage Match: Dusty Rhodes & Road Warrior Hawk d. Arn & Ole Anderson NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Road Warrior Animal by DQ JCP @ Cleveland, OH – Municipal Stadium – July 13, 1986 The Barbarian d. Todd Champion Don Kernodle d. Black Bart Arn Anderson & Krusher Khruschev fought Ronnie Garvin & Sam Houston to a draw Jimmy Valiant d. Baron Von Raschke The Rock n Roll Express d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - July 18, 1986 (8,500) Bret Hart defeated Scott McGhee King Harley Race defeated Lanny Poffo Pedro Morales defeated Jim Neidhart WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy via disqualification Don Muraco defeated Cousin Luke Billy Jack Haynes defeated Tiger Chung Lee Bob Orton Jr. defeated George Steele via disqualification WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs defeated Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine in a steel cage match WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - August 8, 1986 (7,000) Billy Jack Haynes defeated Terry Gibbs Dick Slater defeated Iron Mike Sharpe Ricky Steamboat defeated Jake Roberts Hercules defeated Brickhouse Brown WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy & Bobby Heenan in a handicap match Dory & Jimmy Jack Funk defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff The Haiti Kid defeated Butch Cassidy Pedro Morales defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via count-out JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Coliseum – August 21, 1986 Steve Regal d. Denny Brown Krusher Khruschev d. Italian Stallion Ivan Koloff d. The Warlord Jimmy Garvin d. Todd Champion Ronnie Garvin d. Nikita Koloff The Rock n Roll Express fought Arn & Ole Anderson to a draw Tully Blanchard d. Wahoo McDaniel The Midnight Express d. America’s Team by DQ JCP @ Cleveland, OH – Convocation Center – August 23, 1986 Buddy Landell d. Denny Brown Ronnie Garvin battled Krusher Khruschev to a no contest Dick Murdoch d. Ivan Koloff The Kansas Jayhawks d. The Barbarian & Shaska Whatley Jimmy Valiant d. Paul Jones The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering d. The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette Magnum TA d. Nikita Koloff Steel Cage: Dusty Rhodes d. Big Bubba Rogers WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Coliseum - August 24, 1986 Hercules defeated Cousin Luke Ted Arcidi defeated Rene Goulet Bob Orton Jr. fought Pedro Morales to a draw WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah defeated Jean Kirkland WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated George Steele via disqualification WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs defeated Terry & Dory Funk Jr. WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – September 4, 1986 Misty Blue vs. Linda Dallas Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title: Black Bart © vs. Todd Champion Buddy Landell vs. Jimmy Valiant The Kansas Jayhawks vs. Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev US Heavyweight Title: Magnum TA © vs. Nikita Koloff NWA World Six-Man Tag Titles: Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors © vs. Ole Anderson, Tully Blanchard, & Ric Flair WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - September 13, 1986 (21,000) Hercules pinned Cousin Luke Koko B. Ware pinned Mr. X The Killer Bees defeated Jimmy Jack Funk & Jose Luis Rivera when Blair pinned Funk Dick Slater pinned Steve Lombardi Saturday Night's Main Event #7 - 10/4/86 on NBC - featured Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura on commentary; included Gene Okerlund interviewing Roddy Piper in his locker room to open the show, where Piper was shown with his injured leg and was told by doctors not to wrestle; featured footage of Ventura interviewing Slick, Nikolai Volkoff, & Iron Sheik upon their arrival outside the arena: WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff (w/ Bobby Heenan) via disqualification at around the 11-minute mark when Adrian Adonis interfered; moments later, Roddy Piper made the save, using his crutch, and hit Adonis with the weapon; later in the show, it was announced Adonis had sustained a separated shoulder as a result of the blow; during hte bout, Heenan was taken backstage by security, after constant interference, and locked in a room backstage (Adonis' last appearance for 2 months) Ricky Steamboat pinned Jake Roberts at 6:17 in a Snake Pit match with a reverse cradle; after the bout, Roberts continued to attack Steamboat and was about to place Damien on him but Steamboat took his komodo dragon out of his bag and scared Roberts from the ring Roddy Piper pinned Iron Sheik (w/ Slick) at the 43-second mark with a small package and grabbing the tights for leverage after blocking a suplex attempt; Pedro Morales was scheduled to be Piper's replacement, due to injury, but Piper came out and threatened Morales with his crutch to go backstage WWF Tag Team Champions The British Bulldogs defeated Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine (w/ Johnny V) in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match; fall #1 - Valentine defeated Dynamite via submission with the figure-4 at 4:46; fall #2 - Dynamite pinned Valentine at 8:22 with a diving headbutt off of Beefcake, who was caught in a fireman's carry by Smith; fall #3 - Smith pinned Beefcake at 12:18 with a cradle suplex Kamala (w/ the Wizard & Kimchee) pinned Lanny Poffo at 1:43 with a splash; after the bout, Kamala attepted to hit a splash off the top but was stopped by his handlers JCP @ Cleveland, OH – Convocation Center – September 14, 1986 Bill Dundee d. Sam Houston Ronnie Garvin fought Buddy Landell to a draw Misty Blue d. Linda Dallas Dick Murdoch d. Arn Anderson Wahoo McDaniel d. Tully Blanchard by DQ The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering d. Ivan Koloff, Krusher Khruschev, & Baron Von Raschke The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express Steel Cage: Nikita Koloff d. Magnum TA JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Coliseum – September 23, 1986 (1,600) Don Kernodle d. The Barbarian Manny Fernandez & Jimmy Valiant d. Baron Von Raschke & Shaska Whatley The Rock n Roll Express d. Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev Nikita Koloff d. Ronnie Garvin NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © fought Dick Murdoch to a draw WWF @ Cincinatti, OH - Riverfront Coliseum - September 29, 1986 Steve Lombardi pinned George Wells Tito Santana pinned Steve Regal Mike Rotundo pinned Bret Hart Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff defeated Big & Super Machine WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - October 25, 1986 Steve Regal defeated Jerry Allen Hillbilly Jim fought King Harley Race to a no contest Dick Slater defeated Johnny Mann Roddy Piper defeated Bob Orton Jr. Hercules defeated Iron Mike Sharpe Don Muraco defeated Junkyard Dog via count-out SD Jones defeated Barry O Big & Super Machine defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – November 9, 1986 (6,500) Ricky Lee Jones d. Bill Dundee Don Kernodle d. Shaska Whatley Baron Von Raschke d. Gary Royal Rick Rude d. Hector Guerrero Manny Fernandez d. Wahoo McDaniel Brad Armstrong & The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express & Big Bubba Rogers by DQ Steel Cage: The Super Powers d. Tully Blanchard & Ric Flair JCP @ Cleveland, OH – Convocation Center – November 22, 1986 Nelson Royal d. Rocky Kernodle Shaska Whatley d. Alan West Don Kernodle d. Bill Dundee by DQ Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev d. The Lightning Express Indian Strap: Wahoo McDaniel d. The Barbarian The Rock n Roll Express d. Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude by DQ WWF @ Richfield, OH - November 28, 1986 Pedro Morales defeated Steve Lombardi The Karate Kid & Pepper Gomez defeated Lord Littlebrook & Little Tokyo Billy Jack Haynes fought Hercules to a draw King Harley Race defeated Hillbilly Jim via disqualification Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake defeated the Islanders Kamala deeated King Kong Bundy Roddy Piper & George Steele defeated Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr. JCP @ Cleveland, OH – Convocation Center – December 6, 1986 Tim Horner d. Eddie Roberts Jimmy Valiant & Baron Von Raschke d. Gary Royal & Pez Whatley Ricky Lee Jones d. Super Destroyer Denny Brown fought Hector Guerrero to a draw NWA World TV Title: Tully Blanchard © d. Brad Armstrong by countout Texas Tornado Match: The Kansas Jayhawks d. Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev Big Bubba Rogers d. Ronnie Garvin by countout Scaffold: The Road Warriors d. The Midnight Express WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - December 28, 1986 (11,500) Dino Bravo defeated Tony Garea Blackjack Mulligan pinned Nikolai Volkoff in a matter of seconds Pedro Morales defeated Tiger Chung Lee Hercules defeated Cpl. Kirchner The Hart Foundation defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah defeated Leilani Kai Dick Slater fought Iron Sheik to a double count-out Sika defeated Moondog Spot Lanny Poffo defeated Jimmy Jack Funk WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala via disqualification at around the 5-minute mark JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – January 4, 1987 (7,000) Vladimir Petrov d. Jim Lancaster Street Fight: Big Bubba Rogers d. Ronnie Garvin Bobby Eaton d. Baron Von Raschke NWA World Tag Titles: Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude © d. Tim Horner & Dick Murdoch NWA World Heavyweight Title: Nikita Koloff d. Ric Flair © by DQ Bunkhouse Stampede won by Dusty Rhodes WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - February 1, 1987 Tito Santana vs. Butch Reed WWF Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith & ? (sub. for the Dynamite Kid) vs. The Hart Foundation WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Coliseum - February 1987 Dan Spivey defeated Demolition Smash Paul Roma defeated Steve Lombardi Dino Bravo defeated Brad Rhiengans Dick Slater defeated Jimmy Jack Funk Hercules fought Billy Jack Haynes to a double count-out Jake Roberts fought Tito Santana to a draw The Can-Am Connection defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – February 9, 1987 The Kansas Jayhawks d. The Thunderfoots Lex Luger d. Ricky Lee Jones Bob Armstrong d. Jimmy Garvin Ronnie Garvin, Wahoo McDaniel, & Dick Murdoch d. Big Bubba Rogers & The Midnight Express Steel Cage Match: Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude d. The Rock n Roll Express NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © fought Nikita Koloff to a draw WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - March 15, 1987 Greg Valentine defeated Haku Ron Bass defeated SD Jones Dick Slater defeated the Assassin Jake Roberts defeated Iron Sheik Tama fought Brutus Beefcake to a draw Honkytonk Man defeated Koko B. Ware Roddy Piper, Ricky Steamboat, & George Steele defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage, King Harley Race, & Adrian Adonis in an elimination match JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – March 21, 1987 (3,500) Dutch Mantell d. Italian Stallion Lazertron d. Denny Brown Bob & Brad Armstrong d. Gary Royal & Thunderfoot Wahoo McDaniel d. Vladimir Petrov by countout Barry Windham d. Lex Luger by DQ Steel Cage Match: Ole Anderson d. Big Bubba Rogers Steel Cage Match: Jimmy & Ronnie Garvin d. The Midnight Express JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – May 3, 1987 (2,500) Baron Von Raschke d. Jim Lancaster Ivan Koloff d. Tim Horner Lazertron d. Denny Brown The Midnight Express d. Bob & Brad Armstrong Arn Anderson battled Ole Anderson to a no contest Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger battled The Road Warriors to a no contest NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Jimmy Garvin by DQ WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Coliseum - May 7, 1987 (1,251) Brad Rheingans defeated Frenchy Martin Lanny Poffo defeated Jimmy Jack Funk Ron Bass pinned Pedro Morales Demolition defeated The Killer Bees Koko B. Ware pinned Danny Davis Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo fought Jacques & Raymond Rougeau to a double disqualification WWF IC Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Randy Savage in a steel cage match There is a victory for Crockett although both shows didn't do great. WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - May 8, 1987 (8,000) Outback Jack defeated Steve Lombardi Brad Rheingans defeated Frenchy Martin Ron Bass defeated Pedro Morales Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau Kamala defeated George Steele via disqualification Jim Duggan pinned Iron Sheik WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated The British Bulldogs in a steel cage match WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned King Harley Race WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - June 5, 1987 Steve Lombardi defeated Sivi Afi Tiger Chung Lee defeated Brad Rheingans George Steele defeated Danny Davis via count-out Brutus Beefcake, Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Johnny V, Dino Bravo, & Greg Valentine The Islanders defeated Paul Roma & Jim Powers SD Jones defeated Pete Doherty Randy Savage defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification in a lumberjack match JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Coliseum – June 11, 1987 (1,500) Tully Blanchard d. Todd Champion Thunderfoot d. Jim Lancaster Rocky King d. Thunderfoot #2 The Midnight Express d. Italian Stallion & Kendall Windham Nikita Koloff d. Arn Anderson by DQ Steel Cage Match: Ronnie Garvin d. Jim Cornette Steel Cage Match for the NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Jimmy Garvin JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – July 9, 1987 Misty Blue d. Kat Leroux Lazertron & Kendall Windham d. Ivan Koloff & Paul Jones Jimmy Valiant d. Basher Ronnie Garvin d. Spike Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts d. Angel of Death & Big Bubba Rogers Jimmy Garvin d. Manny Fernandez by DQ The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express by DQ Barry Windham d. The Barbarian Terry Gordy & Steve Williams d. Eddie Gilbert & Dick Murdoch War Games: Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, & The Road Warriors d. The Four Horsemen WWF @ Richfield, OH – Coliseum – July 17, 1987 WWF Women’s Tag Team Champions Judy Martin & Leilani Kai defeated the Jumping Bomb Angels Sam Houston defeated Barry Hart Junkyard Dog defeated Jose Estrada Tito Santana fought the One Man Gang to a double disqualification Hillbilly Jim defeated King Kong Bundy Killer Khan defeated Outback Jack Rick Martel defeated Tama WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man defeated Brutus Beefcake JCP @ Cleveland, OH – Municipal Stadium – July 26, 1987 (25,460) Jimmy Valiant d. Ivan Koloff Ronnie Garvin d. The Barbarian Tully Blanchard fought Jimmy Garvin to a draw The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express That card was before an Indians game IIRC. JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – August 20, 1987 Kendall Windham d. Jim Lancaster Rocky King d. Teijho Khan Denny Brown d. The Gladiator Sean Royal d. Italian Stallion Jimmy Garvin d. Colt Steel Barry Windham d. Ivan Koloff Lex Luger battled Nikita Koloff to a no contest The Rock n Roll Express d. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Ronnie Garvin by DQ WrestleFest 87 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Coliseum - September 6, 1987 (matinee) (4,000) Sika defeated Jerry Allen Ron Bass defeated SD Jones The One Man Gang defeated Junkyard Dog WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Killer Khan Brutus Beefcake defeated Hercules Paul Orndorff defeated King Kong Bundy Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated the Islanders WWF @ Cleveland, OH - September 27, 1987 (3,000) Lanny Poffo defeated the Red Demon WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri defeated Velvet McIntyre The One Man Gang defeated George Steele; after the bout, Steele was taken backstage on a stretcher The Islanders defeated Rick Martel & Tito Santana Jerry Allen defeated Frenchy Martin WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man pinned Ricky Steamboat Outback Jack defeated Iron Mike Sharpe Paul Orndorff pinned King Kong Bundy at 3:22 UWF @ Cleveland, OH – Convocation Center – October 7, 1987 (6,500) The Canadian Kodiaks d. Bob Morgan & Curtis Thompson Kevin Sullivan d. David Isley The Road Warriors d. Joe Lynn & Mac McGyver The Four Horsemen d. Brad Armstrong, Tim Horner, Mike Rotundo, & Barry Windham by DQ Sting d. Colt Steele The Road Warriors d. Mike Force & Bob Morgan Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes d. Black Bart & Rick Steiner by DQ The Sheepherders d. Shane Douglas & Ron Simmons Western States Heritage Title: Barry Windham © d. Eddie Gilbert by DQ NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ronnie Garvin © d. Tully Blanchard by DQ Steel Cage Match: Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors d. Arn Anderson, Ric Flair, & Lex Luger JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – October 11, 1987 (2,200) Jimmy Valiant d. The Terminator The Kodiaks d. Italian Stallion & Kendall Windham Black Bart d. Bugsy McGraw by DQ Terry Taylor d. Ron Simmons UWF Tag Titles: The Lightning Express © d. The Sheepherders The Midnight Express fought Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes to a draw Barry Windham d. Dick Murdoch by DQ NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ronnie Garvin © d. Ric Flair Survivor Series 87 - Richfield, OH - Coliseum - November 26, 1987 (21,300) Thanksgiving Night Pay-per-view bouts - featured Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura on commentary; included a feature on Ted Dibiase showing how he spent his Thanksgiving, along with footage of his recent appearances in which he made fans do things for money; featured Craig DeGeorge interviewing WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man & Jimmy Hart on the interview podium in which Honky laid out an open challenge, even to Hulk Hogan, and mentioned that Randy Savage was nothing Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth), Jim Duggan, Jake Roberts, Ricky Steamboat, & Brutus Beefcake defeated WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart), King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan), Danny Davis, Hercules, & Ron Bass in an elimination match at 23:38; Duggan fought Race to a double count-out at 4:30; Beefcake pinned Bass with a high knee at 6:57 after Savage made the blind tag; Honky pinned Beefcake with the Shake, Rattle, & Roll at 10:47 after Davis hit Beefcake from behind; Roberts pinned Davis with the short clothesline and the DDT at 15:06; Savage pinned Hercules with the flying elbowsmash after a top rope chop from Steamboat at 20:56; Honky was counted-out when he left ringside after sustaining an atomic drop from Savage The Fabulous Moolah, Velvet McIntyre, Rockin Robin, & the Jumping Bomb Angels defeated WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri, WWF Women's Tag Team Champions Lelani Kai & Judy Martin (w/ Jimmy Hart), Dawn Marie, and Donna Christianello in an elimination match at 20:12; McIntyre pinned Christianello with a victory roll at 1:56; Robin pinned Dawn Marie with a crossbody at 4:15; Sherri pinned Robin with a bodyslam and suplex at 6:52; Martin pinned Moolah at 10:51 after an illegal double clothesline by the Glamour Girls; McIntyre pinned Sherri at 14:53 with a victory roll; Kai pinned McIntyre at 17:18 by blocking a victory roll, dropping McIntyre throat-first over the top rope, and dropping backwards; Kai was pinned at 18:34 following a crossbody off the top; Martin was pinned following a clothesline off the top after the other Bomb Angel dropkicked Jimmy Hart off the apron WWF Tag Team Champions Tito Santana & Rick Martel, The British Bulldogs, Jacques & Raymond Rougeau, Jim Powers & Paul Roma, and The Killer Bees defeated The Hart Foundation (w/ Jimmy Hart), the Islanders (w/ Bobby Heenan), Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov, Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji), and Dino Bravo & Greg Valentine (w/ Johnny V) in an elimination match at 36:10; Santana pinned Zhukoff with the flying forearm at 1:42; Demoliltion Ax pinned Jacques at 5:45 after Jacques missed a crossbody off the top; Demolition was disqualified at 9:10 after shoving the referee to the mat; Neidhart pinned Santana at 12:05 after Bret hit Santana with a double axe handle to prevent Neidhart from being pinned; Haku pinned Dynamite at 19:54 with a thrust kick after Dynamite hurt himself delivering a diving headbutt; Roma pinned Valentine at 23:35 with a sunset flip off the top as Valentine attempted to put the figure-4 on Powers; Brunzell pinned Bret after Tama dropkicked Hart onto Brunzell, with Brunzell rolling on top for the win; Blair pinned Tama with a sunset flip into the ring after putting on a mask Andre the Giant (w/ Bobby Heenan), Rick Rude, King Kong Bundy, Butch Reed (w/ Slick), & the One Man Gang defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan, Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink), Paul Orndorff, Ken Patera, & Don Muraco (sub. for Superstar Billy Graham) in an elimination match at 24:07; Hogan pinned Reed at 3:06 with the legdrop after a double clothesline from Hogan and Orndorff; the Gang pinned Patera at 8:45 after both men hit a clothesline, with OMG falling on top; Rude pinned Orndorff at 10:25 with a roll up and using the tights for leverage after Bundy attacked Orndorff from behind; Muraco pinned Rude with a powerslam at 11:20 after Rude jumped over Hogan; OMG pinned Muraco at 12:56 with a splash after a headbutt from Andre; Hogan was counted-out at 18:05 when Bundy and OMG prevented him from returning to the ring; Bigelow pinned Bundy at 20:32 with a slingshot splash into the ring after Bundy missed a splash in the corner; Bigelow pinned OMG at 22:52 after OMG missed a splash off the top; Andre pinned Bigelow with a butterfly suplex after Bigelow missed a splash in the corner; after the match, Hogan returned to the ring and blasted Andre in the head with the world title belt A historic show which cemented Cleveland as a WWF town. JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – December 13, 1987 (1,800) Steve Williams d. Jim Lancaster Larry Zbyszko d. Mighty Wilbur by countout Ivan Koloff d. Mike Rotundo Bunkhouse Stampede won by Mighty Wilbur NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Sting Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard fought The Super Powers to a draw WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - December 28, 1987 (8,000) Hercules pinned Junkyard Dog Dino Bravo pinned Hillbilly Jim Rick Rude pinned the Ultimate Warrior The British Bulldogs defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov via disqualification Don Muraco pinned Butch Reed with a small package Danny Davis pinned Sam Houston The One Man Gang defeated Jake Roberts via count-out WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Andre the Giant & King Kong Bundy when Bigelow pinned Bundy JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – January 23, 1988 (3,000) Jimmy Valiant d. Jim Lancaster Tully Blanchard d. Jimmy Garvin by countout Ivan Koloff & The Warlord d. The Rock n Roll Express Nikita Koloff fought Larry Zbyszko to a draw Lex Luger d. Arn Anderson NWA World Heavyweight Title: Sting d. Ric Flair © by DQ WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - Early 1988 Dino Bravo defeated Koko B. Ware Sam Houston defeated Danny Davis Ricky Steamboat fought Rick Rude to a double count-out Greg Valentine defeated Brutus Beefcake WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri defeated Velvet McIntyre WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated The Hart Foundation Randy Savage defeated WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man via disqualification JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Gardens – February 26, 1988 (3,500) Sting d. The Terminator Barry Windham d. Mike Rotundo by DQ Ole Anderson & Lex Luger d. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard by DQ NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Sting JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Riverside Coliseum – March 18, 1988 (3,500) Jimmy & Ronnie Garvin d. Rick Steiner & Mike Rotundo by DQ Lumberjack: The Road Warriors d. The Powers of Pain NWA World Tag Titles: Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard © d. Lex Luger & Barry Windham by DQ NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © battled Sting to a no contest WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - May 6, 1988 Barry Horowitz defeated Jose Luis Rivera Brady Boone defeated Steve Lombardi WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri defeated Desiree Peterson Dino Bravo defeated Ken Patera when the bout was stopped due to injury Bam Bam Bigelow fought the One Man Gang to a double disqualification Haku & Sivi Afi defeated Don Muraco & Hillbilly Jim WWF World Champion Randy Savage defeated Ted Dibiase WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - June 3, 1988 Bret Hart fought Bad News Brown to a draw JCP @ Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Coliseum – July 21, 1988 (4,000) Bugsy McGraw d. Rip Morgan Rick Steiner d. Ron Simmons Al Perez d. Tim Horner Ronnie Garvin d. Chris Champion The Rock n Roll Express d. The Sheepherders Jimmy Garvin & Mighty Wilbur d. Ivan Koloff & Russian Assassin The Fantastics d. The Midnight Express Mike Rotundo battled Steve Williams to a no contest War Games: Nikita Koloff, Lex Luger, The Road Warriors, & Sting d. The Four Horsemen & JJ Dillon WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Coliseum - September 9, 1988 (6,000) Hercules pinned B. Brian Blair Jim Powers pinned Jerry Valiant Jake Roberts pinned Bobby Heenan (sub. for Rick Rude) with the DDT WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated The British Bulldogs Dino Bravo pinned Koko B. Ware Brutus Beefcake defeated Ron Bass via disqualification WWF World Champion Randy Savage defeated Andre the Giant via disqualification JCP @ Cincinnati, OH - October 22, 1988 (1,800) NWA World Champion Ric Flair & NWA US Champion Barry Windham defeated Sting & Ron Simmons WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Coliseum - November 23, 1988 (6,500) The Blue Blazer pinned Danny Davis The Rockers defeated the Conquistadors Mr. Perfect defeated Koko B. Ware Hillbilly Jim defeated Jose Estrada Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated Jim Powers & Paul Roma Jake Roberts defeated Rick Rude WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated Honkytonk Man Hulk Hogan defeated the Big Bossman via count-out Survivor Series 88 - Richfield, OH - Coliseum - November 24, 1988 (13,500) Thanksgiving Night WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior, the Blue Blazer, Jim Brunzell, Sam Houston, and Brutus Beefcake defeated Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart), Greg Valentine, Ron Bass, Bad News Brown, and Danny Davis; Beefcake defeated Davis with the sleeper; Bad News pinned Brunzell with the Ghetto Blaster after Brunzell hit the corner; Bad News was counted-out when he walked out of the match following a confrontation with Valentine; Bass pinned Houston by blocking a monkey flip out of the corner and hitting a running powerslam; Valentine defeated the Blazer with the figure-4 after Honky pushed Blazer off the top; Beefcake fought Honky to a double count-out when they fell through the ropes as Beefcake had the sleeper applied; Warrior pinned Bass with a running double axe handle; Warrior pinned Valentine with a running double axe handle The Powers of Pain, The Hart Foundation, The British Bulldogs, Jim Powers & Paul Roma, and The Rockers defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji), the Conquistadors, Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (w/ Bobby Heenan), Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (w/ Jimmy Hart), and Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov; Bret pinned Raymond Rougeau by blocking a backdrop attempt and using an inside cradle; Zhukov pinned Powers when the momentum of a flying crossbody put Zhukov on top; Jannetty pinned Zhukov with a sunset flip into the ring after a blow to the midsection by Michaels; Blanchard pinned Bret when Hart pinned himself with a German suplex into a bridge; Michaels & Jannetty fought Anderson & Blanchard to a double disqualification for brawling in the ring and eventually fighting to the backstage area; Smash pinned Dynamite with a clothesline after Dynamite missed a diving headbutt off the top; Demolition was counted-out after Mr. Fuji pulled the rope down, causing Smash to fall to the floor (Fuji switches alliegance to the Powers of Pain and stays at ringside for the rest of the match); the Barbarian pinned a Conquistador with a running headbutt off the ropes after Fuji tripped the Conquistador; after the match, Demolition cleared the ring of the Powers of Pain and Fuji (Dynamite Kid's last match in the WWF; Davey Boy Smith's last match for almost 2 years) Andre the Giant (w/ Bobby Heenan), Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin), Mr. Perfect, Harley Race, and Rick Rude defeated Jake Roberts, Ken Patera, Jim Duggan, Tito Santana, and Scott Casey (sub. for B. Brian Blair); Rude pinned Patera with the Rude Awakening after kicking Patera in the face; Bravo pinned Casey with the side suplex; Santana pinned Race with the flying forearm; Andre pinned Santana by blocking a sunset flip and using a sit-down splash; Duggan was disqualified after hitting Bravo with the 2X4 after Frenchy Martin attacked Duggan on the floor; Roberts pinned Rude with the DDT after pulling Rude's tights down; Andre was disqualified for choking Roberts unconscious; Perfect pinned Roberts seconds later Hulk Hogan, WWF World Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth), Koko B. Ware, Hillbilly Jim, and Hercules defeated the Big Bossman (w/ Slick), Akeem, Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil), King Haku, and the Red Rooster (w/ Bobby Heenan); Savage pinned Taylor with the flying elbow after a bodyslam by Hogan; Akeem pinned Hillbilly Jim with a clothesline and splash; Bossman pinned Koko with the sidewalk slam after Koko missed a splash in the corner; Dibiase pinned Hercules with a roll up and using the tights for leverage as Hercules was distracted by Virgil on the apron; Savage pinned Dibiase seconds later with a roll up as Dibiase was distracted by Hercules on the floor; the Bossman was counted-out as he and Akeem double teamed Hogan on the floor and handcuffed him to the bottom rope; Akeem was disqualified for pushing the referee as he and Bossman double teamed Savage in the ring; Hogan pinned Haku with the boot to the face, bodyslam, and legdrop after Miss Elizabeth got the handcuffs off Hogan (Hulk Still Rules DVD) Big difference in attendance here which was interesting. WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - February 4, 1989 (5,500) The Red Rooster pinned the Brooklyn Brawler Tito Santana pinned Nikolai Volkoff Tim Horner pinned Jose Estrada WWF World Champion Randy Savage pinned Bad News Brown Hercules pinned King Haku Big John Studd fought Akeem to a double count-out WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated the Powers of Pain Clash of the Champions V "St. Valentine's Massacre" - Cleveland, OH - CSU Convocation Center - February 15, 1989 (5,000) Shown live on TBS - featured Jim Ross & Magnum TA on commentary; included Bob Caudle interviewing Ricky Steamboat, with his son, in which Steamboat talked about the family unit, challenging for the NWA World Title at Chi-Town Rumble, and his match later in the show; during the segment, Caudle & Steamboat reviewed recent footage of NWA World Champion Ric Flair attacking Steamboat on World Championship Wrestling, with Steamboat eventually dominating; featured Bob Caudle conducting an in-ring interview with Flair, alongside Hiro Matsuda and several women, regarding his upcoming title defense against Steamboat; moments later, Flair called for Steamboat to come out, which he did, and made fun of Steamboat going to bed each night with the same woman; after the two shared words, Steamboat tore off Flair's suit jacket, shirt, and pants with the two brawling until Steamboat sent Matsuda to the floor and fought with Flair into the crowd; Steamboat then returned to the ring and wrapped the remains of Flair's suit around his own body and put on Flair's sunglasses; included Caudle conducting a backstage interview with NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner, with Michael Hayes bringing Steiner in for the interview, with Steiner discussing his match later in the night and his upcoming title defense at Chi-Town Rumble against Mike Rotunda: Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated the Russian Assassins (w/ Paul Jones) at 13:16 when Eaton scored the pin with the Rocket Launcher after Lane kicked the Assassin in the head; during the bout, Paul E. Dangerously cut an insert promo in which he said Cornette would be out of the NWA after Chi-Town Rumble; moments later, Dangerously joined the commentary team for the remainder of the match Butch Reed pinned Steve Casey with one knee on the chest at 17:43 after a gorilla press slam and shoulderblock off the top (the end of Casey's undefeated streak) Lex Luger pinned the Blackmailer (Jack Victory) (w/ Hiro Matsuda) at 12:59 with a superplex (Blackmailer's sole appearance) NWA US Tag Team Champions Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams (w/ Kevin Sullivan) defeated Tommy Rogers & Bobby Fulton at 13:24 when Williams pinned Fulton after Rotunda came off the middle turnbuckle behind the referee's back with a stomp to the head as Fulton had Williams covered; earlier in the show it was mentioned that any member of the Varsity Club could defend the titles; during the bout, NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner cut an insert promo about his title defense against Rotunda at Chi-Town Rumble Ricky Steamboat pinned Bob Bradley at 6:25 with a karate chop off the top and the crossbody off the top; prior to the bout, Steamboat was escorted to the ring by his wife Bonnie and son; during the match, there were several chants of "We Want Flair" NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner pinned Rip Morgan in a non-title match with a belly to belly suplex at 4:41; during the bout, Mike Rotunda cut an insert promo about his upcoming match with Steiner at Chi-Town Rumble NWA Six-Man Tag Team Champions - Genichiro Tenryu & NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) fought Mike Rotunda, NWA US Tag Team Champions Kevin Sullivan & Steve Williams (sub. for Sting, Michael Hayes, & the Junkyard Dog) to a double disqualification at 5:47 when Sting, Hayes, & JYD appeared and all three teams began brawling; prior to the bout, Bob Caudle conducted a backstage interview with Sting, Hayes, & JYD regarding their title shot; moments later, after the challengers went back to their dressing room, Sullivan appeared and locked a gate behind them; security finally unlocked the gate mid-way through the contest Interesting there as Savage/Bad News not drawing great again and gets beat by a Clash show that had no buildup at all and a makeshift lineup. WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - March 17, 1989 (10,000) Tim Horner defeated Iron Mike Sharpe Jim Duggan & the Bushwhackers defeated Dino Bravo, Jacques, & Raymond Rougeau Hercules fought Bad News Brown to a double count-out King Haku pinned Rick Martel The Red Rooster pinned the Brooklyn Brawler Hillbilly Jim pinned Boris Zhukov Hulk Hogan defeated the Big Bossman in a steel cage match WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - April 30, 1989 (8,300) Paul Roma pinned Boris Zhukov Mr. Perfect pinned Bret Hart Dino Bravo pinned Hercules WWF Women's Champion Rockin Robin pinned Judy Martin Randy Savage defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out The Bushwhackers defeated Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard Koko B. Ware defeated the Warlord via disqualification Jake Roberts pinned Ted Dibiase WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - May 1989 The Genius pinned Jim Powers Honkytonk Man defeated Hillbilly Jim Brutus Beefcake pinned Greg Valentine The Red Rooster defeated the Brooklyn Brawler The Rockers defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau Jim Duggan defeated Haku Big John Studd defeated Andre the Giant via disqualification when Haku entered the ring after Jim Duggan hit Andre from behind with his 2x4 WWF @ Cincinatti, OH - Riverfront Coliseum - June 4, 1989 Andre the Giant vs. Big John Studd Jacques & Raymond Rougeau vs. The Rockers NWA @ Cleveland, OH - Convention Center - June 16, 1989 (1,500) Brian Pillman pinned the Raider (Doug Gilbert) NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Scott Hall & Randy Rose Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated the New Zealand Militia Terry Gordy pinned Scott Steiner by using the ropes for leverage Steve Williams pinned Bill Irwin The Road Warriors fought the Samoan Swat Team to a double count-out Sting fought Terry Funk to a double count-out NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Ricky Steamboat by using the ropes for leverage WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - June 25, 1989 (8,300) Mark Young pinned Iron Mike Sharpe The Barbarian pinned Jim Neidhart Jimmy Snuka pinned Honkytonk Man WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated the Big Bossman & Akeem via disqualification Mr. Perfect pinned Koko B. Ware Bad News Brown pinned Paul Roma WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned Randy Savage; during the cover, Sensational Sherri attempted to break the pin but was prevented from doing so by Elizabeth WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - July 1989 WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition vs. the Big Bossman & Akeem WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - August 12, 1989 (1,500) Barry Windham pinned Sam Houston The Brooklyn Brawler pinned Dale Wolfe Koko B. Ware pinned the Genius The Bushwhackers defeated the Powers of Pain via disqualification WWF IC Champion Rick Rude pinned Jim Neidhart Rick Martel pinned Tito Santana Dusty Rhodes pinned Akeem (sub. for the Big Bossman) NWA @ Cleveland, OH - August 15, 1989 (3,500) Television taping Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Lt. James Earl Ray defeated the Ding Dongs Bobby Eaton pinned NWA Tag Team Champion Jimmy Garvin after Stan Lane interfered Ron Simmons & Cuban defeated Eddie Gilbert & Tommy Rich after Sheik hit Gilbert with the flag NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Brad Armstrong Rick & Scott Steiner defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin via disqualification The Great Muta pinned Scott Hall NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Terry Funk Tommy Rich pinned Cuban NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Brad Armstrong Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated the Ding Dongs; after the bout, the Dongs were unmasked Rick & Scott Steiner (w/ Missy Hyatt and Robin Greene aka Woman) defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Lt. James Earl Ray Sting defeated the Great Muta via disqualification NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Tommy Rich Nice win there for Crockett even though the WWF card is oddball. WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Coliseum - September 21, 1989 (14,000; 12,000 paid) WWF Superstars taping: Earthquake Evans (w/ Slick) defeated an unknown Prime Time Wrestling - 10/9/89: Brutus Beefcake defeated Boris Zhukov via submission with the sleeper at 7:01; after the bout, Beefcake cut some of Zhukov's beard 10/7/89 - included the Genius as a guest of the Brother Love Show where he introduced Mr. Perfect as his new protege, who then appeared with entrance music for the first time: Demolition defeated Barry Horowitz & Tony Burton when Smash pinned Burton at 3:19 after dropping Burton throat-first on the top rope Barry Windham pinned Reno Riggins at 2:53 with the superplex Jim Duggan pinned Alan Reynolds at 2:04 with the running clothesline Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Red Tyler at 2:25 with the Shake, Rattle, & Roll Hercules defeated Boris Zhukov via submission at 2:15 with the backbreaker Jake Roberts pinned Brian Costello at 2:24 with the DDT (Jake's return bout on TV) Akeem (w/ Slick & the Big Bossman) pinned Jim Merkel at 1:08 with a splash 10/14/89 - included Randy Savage & Sensational Sherri as guests of the Brother Love Show; included the first announcement of all the matches to take place at the Survivor Series: WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior pinned Dusty Wolfe at the 1-mintue mark with the gorilla press slam and splash; after the bout, Warrior kicked his opponent underneath the ring, chased him underneath it, and then returned ringside with Wolfe, showing that he had painted his opponent's face The Powers of Pain (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Mark Young & Larry Lawson when Barbarian pinned Lawson with a clothesline off the top as Warlord held Lawson in the air Bret Hart pinned Tom Stone at 3:18 with a piledriver Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Jim Evans via submission at 2:59 with the shin guard assisted figure-4 The Red Rooster defeated Brian Costello via submission at 1:47 with the chickenwing Bad News Brown defeated Scott Colton & Mitch Casey in a handicap match at 2:38 after first pinning Colton with the Ghetto Blaster at 2:20, and then pinning Casey with the same move The Bushwhackers defeated the Brooklyn Brawler & Ray Oakley when Luke pinned Oakley at 2:26 following a double gutbuster 10/21/89 - included Dusty Rhodes as a guest of the Brother Love Show; featured highlights from the Hogan / Dibiase match from SNME; featured an 'Update' segment showing highlights of the Martel / Santana match from SNME and the aftermath: Jimmy Snuka pinned Al Burke with the splash off the top at 2:16 WWF Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Warren Bianchi & Tim Horner at 3:16 when Bianchi was pinned following a spike piledriver behind the referee's back Dino Bravo (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Jim Evans with the side suplex at 1:15 Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Bill Woods at 1:27 with the Rude Awakening; after the bout, Rude opted not to give his 'Rude Awakening' kiss to the woman who had been selected, with Rude saying he was right when referring to everyone in Cincinnati as 'sweat hogs' Ron Garvin defeated Craig Green at 1:53 via submission with the Scorpion Death Lock Mr. Perfect (w/ the Genius) pinned Paul Roma with the Perfect Plex at 2:18 Saturday Night's Main Event #23 - 10/14/89 on NBC - featured Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura on commentary: Randy Savage (w/ Sensational Sherri) pinned Jimmy Snuka at 5:38 with a roll up after hitting him in the kidney with Sherri's loaded purse while Sherri distracted the referee; after the bout, Snuka avoided Savage's flying elbowsmash and attempted the splash off the top before Sherri covered Savage to protect him; moments later, Snuka cleared the ring of both Savage and Sherri WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Ted Dibiase (w/ Zeus) with a small package at around 10:30 after Dibiase accidentally hit Zeus; after the bout, Jake Roberts made the save with Damien as the champion was being double teamed; earlier in the bout, Roberts came ringside to even the odds but chased an interfering Virgil backstage after Virgil stole the snake bag (The Immortal Hulk Hogan, last portion of match featured on Hulkamania Forever) Roddy Piper pinned Haku (w/ Bobby Heenan) with a belly to belly suplex at 3:02 Tito Santana (w/ the Red Rooster, Brutus Beefcake, & Dusty Rhodes) fought Rick Martel (w/ Slick, the Big Bossman, Akeem, Jimmy Hart, & Honkytonk Man) to a double disqualification at around 11:00 when all the wrestlers at ringside began brawling in the ring before the babyfaces cleared the opposition from the ring The Bushwhackers defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (w/ Jimmy Hart) at 3:15 when Butch pinned Jacques following a double gutbuster; Jimmy Hart was in the Rougeaus' corner for the bout until he ran backstage after being depantsed by the Bushwhackers WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - September 29, 1989 The Genius defeated Mark Young Honkytonk Man defeated the Red Rooster Ron Garvin defeated Greg Valentine Mr. Perfect defeated Jimmy Snuka Demolition defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard via disqualification Roddy Piper fought Rick Rude to a double count-out WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated Andre the Giant WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - December 30, 1989 Earthquake vs. Mark Young Koko B. Ware vs. Conquistador #1 Karate Chris Dube & Little Koko vs. Little Tokyo & Cowboy Cattrell Ron Garvin vs. Greg Valentine Demolition vs. WWF Tag Team Champions Andre the Giant & Haku WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior vs. Dino Bravo Roddy Piper vs. Rick Rude (lumberjack match)

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:42 PM

Good... "Pre-Expansion WWF". Perhaps not thriving, but I don't know if it ever took off huge after 1984. A lot of Upstate New York looks like that: part of the WWF pre-expansion, but not a massively pushed region. Possibly due to facility seizes. I would think that some of those cities got newer, bigger facilities as the 80s and 90s went along.

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Yeah they ran mostly colleges and the old War Memorial in Syracuse up until like 85.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:52 PM

WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - August 12, 1989 (1,500)
Barry Windham pinned Sam Houston
The Brooklyn Brawler pinned Dale Wolfe
Koko B. Ware pinned the Genius
The Bushwhackers defeated the Powers of Pain via disqualification
WWF IC Champion Rick Rude pinned Jim Neidhart
Rick Martel pinned Tito Santana
Dusty Rhodes pinned Akeem (sub. for the Big Bossman)

NWA @ Cleveland, OH - August 15, 1989 (3,500)
Television taping
Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Lt. James Earl Ray defeated the Ding Dongs
Bobby Eaton pinned NWA Tag Team Champion Jimmy Garvin after Stan Lane interfered
Ron Simmons & Cuban defeated Eddie Gilbert & Tommy Rich after Sheik hit Gilbert with the flag
NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Brad Armstrong
Rick & Scott Steiner defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin via disqualification
The Great Muta pinned Scott Hall
NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Terry Funk
Tommy Rich pinned Cuban
NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Brad Armstrong
Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated the Ding Dongs; after the bout, the Dongs were unmasked
Rick & Scott Steiner (w/ Missy Hyatt and Robin Greene aka Woman) defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Lt. James Earl Ray
Sting defeated the Great Muta via disqualification
NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Tommy Rich

Nice win there for Crockett even though the WWF card is oddball.

WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Coliseum - September 21, 1989 (14,000; 12,000 paid)
WWF Superstars taping:
Earthquake Evans (w/ Slick) defeated an unknown
Prime Time Wrestling - 10/9/89: Brutus Beefcake defeated Boris Zhukov via submission with the sleeper at 7:01; after the bout, Beefcake cut some of Zhukov's beard
10/7/89 - included the Genius as a guest of the Brother Love Show where he introduced Mr. Perfect as his new protege, who then appeared with entrance music for the first time:
Demolition defeated Barry Horowitz & Tony Burton when Smash pinned Burton at 3:19 after dropping Burton throat-first on the top rope
Barry Windham pinned Reno Riggins at 2:53 with the superplex
Jim Duggan pinned Alan Reynolds at 2:04 with the running clothesline
Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Red Tyler at 2:25 with the Shake, Rattle, & Roll
Hercules defeated Boris Zhukov via submission at 2:15 with the backbreaker
Jake Roberts pinned Brian Costello at 2:24 with the DDT (Jake's return bout on TV)
Akeem (w/ Slick & the Big Bossman) pinned Jim Merkel at 1:08 with a splash
10/14/89 - included Randy Savage & Sensational Sherri as guests of the Brother Love Show; included the first announcement of all the matches to take place at the Survivor Series:
WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior pinned Dusty Wolfe at the 1-mintue mark with the gorilla press slam and splash; after the bout, Warrior kicked his opponent underneath the ring, chased him underneath it, and then returned ringside with Wolfe, showing that he had painted his opponent's face
The Powers of Pain (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Mark Young & Larry Lawson when Barbarian pinned Lawson with a clothesline off the top as Warlord held Lawson in the air
Bret Hart pinned Tom Stone at 3:18 with a piledriver
Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Jim Evans via submission at 2:59 with the shin guard assisted figure-4
The Red Rooster defeated Brian Costello via submission at 1:47 with the chickenwing
Bad News Brown defeated Scott Colton & Mitch Casey in a handicap match at 2:38 after first pinning Colton with the Ghetto Blaster at 2:20, and then pinning Casey with the same move
The Bushwhackers defeated the Brooklyn Brawler & Ray Oakley when Luke pinned Oakley at 2:26 following a double gutbuster
10/21/89 - included Dusty Rhodes as a guest of the Brother Love Show; featured highlights from the Hogan / Dibiase match from SNME; featured an 'Update' segment showing highlights of the Martel / Santana match from SNME and the aftermath:
Jimmy Snuka pinned Al Burke with the splash off the top at 2:16
WWF Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Warren Bianchi & Tim Horner at 3:16 when Bianchi was pinned following a spike piledriver behind the referee's back
Dino Bravo (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Jim Evans with the side suplex at 1:15
Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Bill Woods at 1:27 with the Rude Awakening; after the bout, Rude opted not to give his 'Rude Awakening' kiss to the woman who had been selected, with Rude saying he was right when referring to everyone in Cincinnati as 'sweat hogs'
Ron Garvin defeated Craig Green at 1:53 via submission with the Scorpion Death Lock
Mr. Perfect (w/ the Genius) pinned Paul Roma with the Perfect Plex at 2:18
Saturday Night's Main Event #23 - 10/14/89 on NBC - featured Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura on commentary:
Randy Savage (w/ Sensational Sherri) pinned Jimmy Snuka at 5:38 with a roll up after hitting him in the kidney with Sherri's loaded purse while Sherri distracted the referee; after the bout, Snuka avoided Savage's flying elbowsmash and attempted the splash off the top before Sherri covered Savage to protect him; moments later, Snuka cleared the ring of both Savage and Sherri
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Ted Dibiase (w/ Zeus) with a small package at around 10:30 after Dibiase accidentally hit Zeus; after the bout, Jake Roberts made the save with Damien as the champion was being double teamed; earlier in the bout, Roberts came ringside to even the odds but chased an interfering Virgil backstage after Virgil stole the snake bag (The Immortal Hulk Hogan, last portion of match featured on Hulkamania Forever)
Roddy Piper pinned Haku (w/ Bobby Heenan) with a belly to belly suplex at 3:02
Tito Santana (w/ the Red Rooster, Brutus Beefcake, & Dusty Rhodes) fought Rick Martel (w/ Slick, the Big Bossman, Akeem, Jimmy Hart, & Honkytonk Man) to a double disqualification at around 11:00 when all the wrestlers at ringside began brawling in the ring before the babyfaces cleared the opposition from the ring
The Bushwhackers defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (w/ Jimmy Hart) at 3:15 when Butch pinned Jacques following a double gutbuster; Jimmy Hart was in the Rougeaus' corner for the bout until he ran backstage after being depantsed by the Bushwhackers


I know you were talking about a house show versus a TV taping when referencing the NWA victory, but to me, the bigger story here is the WWF running a TV taping in the same market the month after the NWA ran one and drawing nearly four times the crowd.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:05 PM

Hogan-Herc doing better business than Hogan-Orndorff and Hogan-Bundy. Not quite getting that.

The Herc show was smack in the middle of the buildup to Mania III, and Minneapolis isn't that far from Detroit. Could that have made a difference? Barring that, maybe some kind of new television syndication deal or something along those lines which could have tipped the balance?

I can see the WWF doing poorly on non-Hogan shows, as they do that into 1986 and 1987. But 4500 for Piper-Hogan and 4K for Hogan-Bundy (who had the big push leading up to Mania) sandwiching around that 15K for Hogan-Savage on Thanksgiving... doesn't that strike anyone else as odd?

Could there have been some other factor we just don't know about? Was Thanksgiving traditionally a huge wrestling holiday tradition in AWA country? Did they maybe just promote that Savage card a hell of a lot harder than the others? Because, yeah, the card alone doesn't explain it at all.

Deep south in there, and the Watts & Jarrett territories. I don't have a great feel for how the WWF did in those areas, though we do know Vince went into TN from time-to-time.

I don't have the numbers in front of me, and didn't live through the period myself. But from anecdotal evidence from my buddies, Memphis was the toughest nut for Vince to crack in the WWF in the early days. It was the hometown of the last major territory, and the local fans were awfully loyal. Allegedly, the WWF could do about as well in much smaller towns like Chattanooga or Murfreesboro as they did in Memphis. Until they hired Lawler, anyway, and the hardcores were then more willing to come out for the Fed.

But it seemed like Nashville was always relatively strong for them, considering its population size. Nashville had long been home to a truly obsessive equal-opportunity wrestling audience who would happily show up for any promotion which ran there. WWF, Crockett, WCW, CWA, USWA; it didn't matter. Even ECW drew a nice house when they ran their only show there, in late 99. In the late 90s and early 00s, there were plenty of indy shows in the area which routinely drew hundreds of people on a weekly basis. But then TNA worked its magic upon us, and KICK WHAM TOWN ASSASSINATED nobody ever drew nearly as well there again. Also probably didn't help that the WWE ran the infamous Katie Vick sketch there live around the same time, too. When TNA recently ran a house show there with Jeff Hardy in the main, it was considered a freakin' miracle when they drew 1200; even though it's Jarrett and Dixie's hometown.

Is there *anything* Austin could possible have done to match that?

This thread has made a stronger case for Hogan than any I've ever seen in the eternal debate. Still, it's awfully tough to compare the two since they were in such completely different circumstances. If the WWF had someone in 84-86 who was as insanely popular with the general public and oddly innovative with his gimmick and presentation as Austin was in 98-99, Vince would have had a decent chance of pulling off the same stunts he did. But, they did have someone that popular and relatively innovative right there already with Hogan, so the argument is kinda moot.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:27 PM

WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - August 8, 1986 (7,000)
Billy Jack Haynes defeated Terry Gibbs
Dick Slater defeated Iron Mike Sharpe
Ricky Steamboat defeated Jake Roberts
Hercules defeated Brickhouse Brown
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy & Bobby Heenan in a handicap match
Dory & Jimmy Jack Funk defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai VolkoffThe Haiti Kid defeated Butch Cassidy
Pedro Morales defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via count-out


who missed their flight to set up this one?

another oddball card (Hogan in a handicap match, heel vs heel, midgets, Pedro Morales in the final match in 1986)

it's fun searching Graham's (awesome) site for wacky house show lineups. My favorite might be a C show headlined by George Steele vs Danny Davis in a cage match!

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:32 PM

They actually ran Steele-Davis in a cage as a headliner in major markets, including a Meadowlands show.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:49 PM

Ohio was an interesting expansion for the WWF. These primary metros: 2,859,644 Cleveland (14) 1,980,140 Cincinnati (22) 1,345,450 Columbus (29) 951,270 Dayton (43) 614,128 Toledo (61) That's a helluva a territory on it's own. Looking at when they seemed to go in: 11/13/83 Cincinnati 03/19/84 Dayton 05/24/84 Columbus 06/xx/84 Toledo 10/04/84 Cleveland Not entirely sure why it took them so long to run Cleveland. It's clearly the jewel of Ohio. Perhaps Vince waiting to get the right major arena. They did run Akron as early as *January* in 1984, and it's part of the metro that 30-40 miles away. That's not a great distance: my comute is 40 or so miles given the round about way I have to go. One could argue they were running Akron and waiting for the building they wanted. Crockett certainly tried to come in and did have some good-to-decent gates. But going to the general theme: Ohio was a non-WWF territory that the WWF successfully added to its territory in the Hogan Era. Whether another promotion game in and did business isn't terribly relevant: McDonalds expanding across the country from a small, California franchise to a national one isn't lessened by KFC doing something similar. At the end of it, McDonalds was vastly bigger, while KFC ended up being bought by Pepsi so they could pump beverages. :) These all overtime became good WWF cities for the past 25 years. Not always great, was WWF business goes up and down. But one couldn't argue with the point that the WWF expanded successfully into Ohio in the Hogan Era to add those fans to the WWF Base. John

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:50 PM

Here's another data dump to add to the thread for future reference.

These were the top Metros in the US in the 1990 Census. I chose 1990 rather than 1980 because:

* Expansion was in the middle of the decade

* this is where the country was headed rather than where it had been

If you're expanded business, you want to grab (i) Big and (ii) Growing. Which makes 1990 data more reasonable: it's where the WWF and Hogan were headed.

Could get more anal on this by adding in growth % for the decade, but I don't think it's that critical.

19,549,649 New York (1)
14,531,529 Los Angles (2)
8,239,820 Chicago (3)
6,727,050 DC/Baltimore/N VA (4)
6,253,311 SanFran / San Jose / Oakland (5)
5,892,937 Philly (6)
5,455,403 Boston (7)
5,187,171 Detroit (8)
4,037,282 Dallas / Fort Worth (9)
3,731,131 Houston (10)

3,192,582 Miami / Fort Lauderdale (11)
2,970,328 Seattle / Tacoma (12)
2,959,950 Atlanta (13)
2,859,644 Cleveland (14)
2,538,834 Minneapolis / St. Paul (15)
2,498,016 San Diego (16)
2,492,525 St. Louis (17)
2,394,811 Pittsburg (18)
2,238,480 Phoenix (19)
2,067,959 Tampa/St. Petersburg (20)

1,980,140 Denver (21)
1,980,140 Cincinnati (22)
1,793,476 Portland (23)
1,607,183 Milwaukee (24)
1,582,875 Kansas City (25)
1,481,102 Sacramento (26)
1,443,244 Norfolk (27)
1,380,491 Indianapolis (28)
1,345,450 Columbus (29)
1,324,749 San Antonio (30)

1,285,270 New Orleans (31)
1,224,852 Orlando (32)
1,189,288 Buffalo / Niagara Falls (33)
1,162,093 Charlotte (34)
1,157,585 Hartford (35)
1,134,350 Providence (36)
1,072,227 Salt Lake (37)
1,062,470 Rochester (38)
1,050,304 Greensboro (39)
1,007,306 Memphis (40)

985,026 Nashville (41)
958,839 Oklahoma City (42)
951,270 Dayton (43)
948,829 Louisville (44)
937,891 Jacksonville (45)
865,640 Richmond (46)
863,518 West Palm Beach (47)
861,424 Albany (48)
855,545 Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (49)
852,737 Las Vegas (50)

846,227 Austin (51)
840,140 Birmingham (52)
836,231 Honolulu (53)
830,563 Greenville (54)
755,580 Fresno (55)
742,177 Syracuse (56)
708,954 Tulsa (57)
666,880 Tucson (58)
639,580 Omaha (59)
638,466 Scranton (60)

614,128 Toledo (61)
600,895 Youngstown (62)
595,081 Allentown (63)
591,610 El Paso (64)
589,131 Albuquerque (65)
587,986 Harrisburg (66)
587,884 Springfield (67)
585,960 Knoxville (68)
543,477 Bakersfield (69)
528,264 Baton Rouge (70)

513,117 Little Rock (71)
506,875 Charleston (72)
489,483 Sarasota (73)
485,270 Wichita (74)
480,628 Stockton (75)

Stopping at 75 as it's the first obvious breaking point after we drop under 500K. There are some useful metros below that, but we're also reaching the point that it confirms a lot of what we already know further up the list:

513,117 Little Rock (71) = a city that warrant some looking into
506,875 Charleston (72) = another CrockettLand problem for the WWF
489,483 Sarasota (73) = another part of FL engulfed in the WWF
485,270 Wichita (74) = another part of the plains expanded into by the WWF
480,628 Stockton (75) = more of CA added

I may have missed a metro or two when copying it out of the Census PDF. Let me know if any jump out.

More in the next post...


What's interesting about Charleston is that the WWF took over the old Mid-Atlantic building and post-Crockett WCW moved into the "bigger" Arena which was (at the time) the McAllister Fieldhouse where The Citadel plays basketball. From memory that seats a bit less than 7,000 max for wrestling. County Hall - or the King Street Palace when Vince ran the place - is in a really bad part of town (it no longer exists actually) and I doubt you could get more than 3,500 people in their without obliterating the fire code (the building has since been converted into a housing project).

I'm trying to remember when Vince first ran down here, but I honestly have no recollection. I would be shocked if it was before 88 and honestly it may have not even been til 89 or 90. Trying to remember when NWA/WCW moved into McAllister is tough too. I know they used to run St. Andrews High School Gym semi-regularly before that and they ran the Citadel football stadium at least once I THINK in 86.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 08:11 PM

Yeah let's hit Columbus because of all the shows on the Northern tours by Ole, they would pimp Columbus the most. MAY 4, 1984 – COLUMBUS, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter) > Les Thornton and Tim Horner went to a draw > The Spoiler d. Sweet Brown Sugar > Brad Armstrong d. Ted DiBiase by CO > The Road Warriors d. King Kong Bundy & Masked Superstar > Lights Out Match: Jake Roberts d. Ron Garvin WWF @ Columbus, OH - May 24, 1984 SD Jones defeated Tiger Chung Lee Greg Valentine defeated Salvatore Bellomo Tony Garea defeated Pat Patterson Ivan Putski defeated Mr. Fuji Roddy Piper defeated B. Brian Blair WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Paul Orndorff via count-out WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated the Iron Shiek via count-out WWF @ Columbus, OH - June 27, 1984 Mr. Fuji defeated Spike Huber Greg Valentine defeated B. Brian Blair Roddy Piper defeated Rocky Johnson via count-out Bob Orton Jr. defeated Terry Daniels Iron Sheik defeated Sgt. Slaughter via disqualification Andre the Giant defeated Jerry Valiant Paul Orndorff defeated Ivan Putski via count-out WWF @ Columbus, OH - July 19, 1984 Mr. Fuji defeated Terry Daniels Bob Backlund fought Bob Orton Jr. to a draw Greg Valentine defeated B. Brian Blair Sgt. Slaughter defeated Iron Sheik via disqualification Judy Martin defeated Penny Mitchell Roddy Piper defeated Rocky Johnson Salvatore Bellomo defeated Rene Goulet AUGUST 17, 1984 – COLUMBUS, OH (Ole Anderson – Promoter) > Steve Travis and the Italian Stallion went to a draw > Jerry Oates & Tim Horner d. Steve Brinson & the Big O > 666 d. Dale Veasey > Brad Armstrong d. Bob Roop by DQ > Ron Garvin versus Crusher Blackwell ruled a NC > Ron Garvin d. Ted DiBiase WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - August 1984 Princess Victoria & Velvet McIntyre defeated Leilani Kai & Despina Montagues Don Muraco defeated Billy Travis Kamala defeated Salvatore Bellomo Mr. Fuji defeated Tiger Chung Lee Sika & Samula defeated the Moondogs via disqualification WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Bob Orton Jr. Andre the Giant defeated Iron Sheik WWF @ Columbus, OH - September 17, 1984 Ken Patera defeated Billy Travis Kamala defeated Rick McGraw Andre the Giant defeated Paul Orndorff via count-out Roddy Piper defeated Ivan Putski Junkyard Dog defeated Roger Ruffin Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy, & Buddy Roberts defeated Bob Orton Jr. & the Moondogs WWF @ Columbus, OH - October 16, 1984 David Sammartino defeated Moondog Rex Tonga defeated David Schultz Paul Orndorff defeated Samula Rene Goulet defeated Billy Travis Brutus Beefcake defeated Tony Garea Sgt. Slaughter & Junkyard Dog defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff NOVEMBER 24, 1984 – COLUMBUS, OH – OHIO CENTER (Ole Anderson – Promoter) > Masao Ito vs. Jacques Rougeau > Brad Armstrong & Jimmy Valiant d. The Hollywood Blonds > National TV Title: Ronnie Garvin d. Bob Roop © by DQ > Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson vs. The New York Assassins > NWA World Heavyweight Title: Tommy Rich d. Ric Flair © by countout WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - November 1984 Bob Orton Jr. defeated Billy Travis Mike Rotundo defeated Steve Lombardi Blackjack Mulligan defeated Jerry Valiant Ken Patera defeated SD Jones Mr. Wrestling II defeated Terry Gibbs Paul Orndorff defeated Rocky Johnson WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine defeated Tito Santana via disqualification Blackjack Mulligan and Big John Studd co-won a 16-man battle royal WWF @ Columbus, OH - December 15, 1984 Mr. Fuji defeated Billy Travis Mr. Wrestling II defeated Jerry Valiant Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated the Moondogs Junkyard Dog defeated Ken Patera via disqualification Blackjack Mulligan defeated Big John Studd via disqualification Tito Santana fought WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine to a draw WWF @ Columbus, OH - January 6, 1985 Bret Hart defeated Buddy Rose Mr. Wrestling II fought Les Thornton to a draw David Sammartino defeated the Spoiler Bob Orton Jr. defeated Ivan Putski Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine via count-out Wendi Richter defeated Judy Martin Big John Studd & Ken Patera defeated Andre the Giant & Blackjack Mulligan via disqualification JANUARY 12, 1985 – COLUMBUS, OH (Les Thatcher – Promoter) > The Italian Stallion d. Chick Donovan > The Hollywood Blondes d. Brian Adidas & Ron Ritchie > Ron Garvin d. Ox Baker > Tommy Rich d. Bob Roop > Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson d. Bill & Scott Irwin > Tag Team Battle Royal: Brian Adidas & Ron Ritchie (Winners) WWF @ Columbus, OH - January 27, 1985 SD Jones fought Les Thornton to a draw Jerry Valiant defeated Steve Lombardi Brutus Beefcake defeated Mr. Wrestling II Junkyard Dog defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine defeated Tito Santana in a lumberjack match Ivan Putski defeated David Schultz Andre the Giant & Blackjack Mulligan defeated Big John Studd & Ken Patera in a Texas Tornado match Tito/Greg and Mulligan/Studd carrying a four show run in Columbus....man FEBRUARY 22, 1985 – COLUMBUS, OH – FAIRGROUNDS (Les Thatcher – Promoter) > Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson d. Scott Irwin & Mr. Kareem Muhammad > Lumberjack: Tommy Rich d. Bob Roop WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - March 10, 1985 David Sammartino defeated Barry O Mr. Wrestling II defeated Rene Goulet Velvet McIntyre & Desiree Peterson defeated Penny Mitchell & Peggy Patterson Bob Orton Jr. defeated George Wells Don Muraco defeated Ivan Putski Tito Santana defeated Brutus Beefcake Junkyard Dog defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine MARCH 30, 1985 – COLUMBUS, OH – OHIO CENTER (Ole Anderson – Promoter) > National TV Title: Bob Roop © vs. Thunderbolt Patterson WWF @ Columbus, OH - May 12, 1985 Tony Garea defeated Steve Lombardi Mr. Wrestling II defeated Moondog Spot Les Thornton defeated Rick McGraw Tony Atlas defeated Terry Gibbs Jim Neidhart defeated SD Jones Paul Orndorff defeated Jerry Valiant WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter defeated the Fabulous Moolah Rocky Johnson defeated Matt Borne WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Don Muraco WWF @ Columbus, OH - June 9, 1985 Gama Singh defeated Bobby Colt The Missing Link defeated Rick McGraw B. Brian Blair defeated Matt Borne Paul Orndorff fought Bob Orton Jr. to a draw George Steele defeated Terry Gibbs Tony Atlas defeated Jerry Valiant Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff WWF @ Columbus, OH - July 7, 1985 Tiger Chung Lee fought Swede Hanson to a draw George Steele defeated Moondog Spot The British Bulldogs defeated Rene Goulet & Les Thornton Terry Funk defeated Mr. Wrestling II Junkyard Dog defeated Jerry Valiant WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik JCP @ Columbus, OH – Ohio Center – July 18, 1985 Brett Sawyer d. Bob Roop Thunderbolt Patterson d. Mike Davis The Midnight Express d. Italian Stallion & Pez Whatley National Heavyweight Title: Black Bart © d. Ronnie Garvin Dick Slater battled Kevin Sullivan to a no contest Texas Death: Buzz Sawyer d. Arn Anderson NWA World Heavyweight Title: Magnum TA d. Ric Flair © by DQ WWF @ Columbus, OH - State Fairgrounds - August 13, 1985 (50,000) Admission was free with the purchase of a $4 Ohio State Fair ticket The Missing Link defeated SD Jones Junkyard Dog defeated Les Thornton Paul Orndorff defeated Iron Sheik Don Muraco defeated Tony Atlas WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Big John Studd via count-out JCP @ Columbus, OH – Ohio Center – August 17, 1985 Italian Stallion d. Tommy Lane Krusher Khruschev d. Mike Davis Pez Whatley d. Kevin Sullivan Terry Taylor d. Black Bart The Midnight Express d. Brett & Buzz Sawyer NWA World Tag Titles: The Rock n Roll Express © d. Ivan & Nikita Koloff WWF @ Columbus, OH - September 1985 The Spider Lady defeated Linda Gonzalez B. Brian Blair defeated Ron Shaw Jim Brunzell defeated Barry O The Missing Link defeated Swede Hanson Adrian Adonis defeated Jose Luis Rivera Junkyard Dog & George Steele defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - November 1985 David Sammartino defeated Moondog Spot Pedro Morales defeated Barry O The British Bulldogs defeated the Spoiler & Iron Mike Sharpe Bob Orton Jr. defeated Lanny Poffo Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Terry Funk WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - December 15, 1985 Included Randy Savage, Jim Brunzell & B. Brian Blair WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - October 21, 1986 Dick Slater defeated Steve Regal Honkytonk Man defeated Barry O Ricky Steamboat defeated Bob Orton Jr. Jake Roberts defeated George Steele via disqualification Tito Santana defeated Don Muraco via disqualification Long drought in results there. WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - November 16, 1986 (3,000) Ricky Steamboat defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via disqualification Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - December 30, 1986 (8,000; sell out) Blackjack Mulligan won a bunkhouse battle royal Roddy Piper pinned Adrian Adonis WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - January 29, 1987 Brad Rheingans defeated Barry O Koko B. Ware pinned Tiger Chung Lee Hercules defeated Sivi Afi via submission Blackjack Mulligan defeated Jim Neidhart Davey Boy Smith pinned Bret Hart Kamala defeated Hillbilly Jim WWF IC Champion Randy Savage & Honkytonk Man defeated Ricky Steamboat & George Steele via disqualification WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - March 11, 1987 (8,000; sell out) Wrestling Challenge taping: Prime Time Wrestling - 4/20/87: Outback Jack pinned the Raider with a bulldog at 1:30 Hillbilly Jim defeated Brian Costello via submission with the bearhug at 1:40 Prime Time Wrestling - 3/16/87: WWF Women's Tag Team Champions Judy Martin & Leilani Kai defeated Velvet McIntyre & Angie Minelli at 9:37 when Kai pinned Minelli after a powerbomb from Martin Tom Magee defeated an unknown The Can-Am Connection defeated Kamala & Sika WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation (w/ Jimmy Hart & Danny Davis) defeated Paul Roma & Jim Powers; the match was redone after the finish was botched WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy (w/ Bobby Heenan) at around the 5-minute mark 3/22/87 - included WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan as a guest of the Snake Pit: WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation (w/ Jimmy Hart & Danny Davis) defeated Paul Roma & Jim Powers in a non-title match when Bret pinned Powers with the Hart Attack; after the bout, the champions and Davis continued to attack their opposition Koko B. Ware pinned Johnny K-9 with the Ghost Buster King Kong Bundy (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Mario Mancini with a splash; after the bout, Mancini was taken out on a stretcher The Can-Am Connection defeated Terry Gibbs & Iron Mike Sharpe when Martel pinned Gibbs with a slingshot splash into the ring Hercules (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Jim Young via submission with the full nelson 3/29/87 - included Jake Roberts as his own guest of the Snake Pit: Tito Santana (w/ The British Bulldogs) fought Greg Valentine (w/ Johnny V, Brutus Beefcake, & Dino Bravo) to a double disqualification when all the participants began brawling at ringside; replays of the brawl showed that Brutus Beefcake had little to do with the incident - showing dissention in the Dream Team King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Rick Hunter with a cradle suplex; after the bout, Race further beat down on Hunter when he failed to bow properly Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Dave Wagner & Rick Renslow Adrian Adonis (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Cpl. Kirchner with a splash off the top Ricky Steamboat pinned Jimmy Jack Funk with a karate chop off the top; after the bout, George Steele celebrated the win alongside Steamboat and several children 4/5/87 - included Blackjack Mulligan as a guest of the Snake Pit: The Islanders defeated Al Navarro & Iron Mike Sharpe when Tama pinned Navarro with a splash off the top Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Sivi Afi with the Shake, Rattle, & Roll Billy Jack Haynes defeated the Gladiator via submission with the full nelson Kamala (w/ Mr. Fuji & Kimchee) pinned Sam Cody with a splash off the top; after the bout, Cody was taken out on a stretcher (Fuji's first match managing Kamala after being given his contract by the Grand Wizard) Ron Bass pinned Joe Mirto with an elbow drop Greg Valentine (w/ Johnny V & Dino Bravo) defeated Jerry Allen via submission with the figure-4 WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - April 27, 1987 Ron Bass d. Jerry Allen Bob Orton Jr. d. Outback Jack Rick Martel defeated Nikolai Volkoff via disqualification Tom Zenk fought Don Muraco to a draw Jim Duggan defeated Iron Sheik WWF IC Champion Ricky Steamboat, Jake Roberts, & Billy Jack Haynes defeated Randy Savage, Hercules, & Honkytonk Man in an elimination match WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - May 24, 1987 Outback Jack defeated Steve Lombardi Ron Bass defeated SD Jones The Islanders defeated Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr. The Can-Am Connection defeated Kamala & Sika Brutus Beefcake defeated Johnny V WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation defeated The British Bulldogs in a steel cage match WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - June 21, 1987 Jake Roberts & Brutus Beefcake defeated King Kong Bundy & Hercules via disqualification Hillbilly Jim fought Paul Orndorff to a draw Iron Sheik defeated Dick Slater One Man Gang pinned Paul Roma Randy Savage defeated Blackjack Mulligan Butch Reed defeated Jim Duggan via disqualification after Duggan hit the referee Junkyard Dog, Davey Boy Smith, & the Dynamite Kid defeated Danny Davis, WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation Ken Patera defeated Bob Orton Jr. WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated King Harley Race in a Texas Death match NWF @ Columbus, OH – Fairgrounds – August 8, 1987 (7,000) Abdullah the Butcher vs. Bruiser Brody Big crowd but in all fairness it was a fair crowd but interesting to note. WWF @ Columbus, OH – Ohio Center – August 13, 1987 Red Demon vs. Brad Rheingans Paul Roma vs. Tiger Chung Lee Frenchy Martin vs. Outback Jack Scott Casey vs. Iron Mike Sharpe Magnificent Muraco & Bob Orton Jr. vs. Jacques & Raymond Rougeau Dino Bravo vs. Brutus Beefcake Superstar Billy Graham vs. Butch Reed WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title: The Honky Tonk Man © vs. Jake Roberts WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - September 20, 1987 Sam Houston defeated Tiger Chung Lee Jose Estrada defeated Jerry Allen The Dino Warrior defeated Barry Horowitz WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri defeated Velvet McIntyre Demolition defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau Randy Savage defeated Hercules The One Man Gang defeated George Steele via disqualification WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man defeated Ricky Steamboat (sub. for Jake Roberts) JCP @ Columbus, OH – Ohio Center – October 11, 1987 (2,437) The Kodiaks d. Italian Stallion & Kendall Windham Black Bart d. Jimmy Valiant Terry Taylor d. Ron Simmons UWF Tag Titles: The Lightning Express © d. The Sheepherders Barry Windham d. Dick Murdoch by DQ The Midnight Express fought Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes to a draw NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ronnie Garvin © d. Ric Flair WWF @ Columbus, OH – Ohio Center – October 24, 1987 The Glamour Girls vs. Olympia Hartauer & Velvet McIntyre Ultimate Warrior d. Steve Lombardi Brady Boone vs. Danny Spivey WWF World Tag Titles: The Hart Foundation © vs. The Killer Bees Bam Bam Bigelow vs. King Kong Bundy Paul Orndorff vs. Rick Rude WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title: The Honky Tonk Man © vs. Randy Savage JCP @ Columbus, OH – Ohio Center – January 10, 1988 (2,300) Brad Armstrong d. Jim Lancaster Jimmy Garvin d. Al Snow Road Warrior Hawk d. Ivan Koloff The Barbarian battled Barry Windham to a no contest Lex Luger d. Arn Anderson NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Michael Hayes WWF @ Columbus, OH - Ohio Center - July 1988 Scott Casey defeated Iron Mike Sharpe The Ultimate Warrior defeated the Menace The Big Bossman defeated Sam Houston Bad News Brown defeated Jim Neidhart Rick Rude defeated Jake Roberts via count-out Brutus Beefcake defeated WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man via disqualification WWF World Champion Randy Savage defeated Ted Dibiase NWA @ Columbus, OH - November 12, 1988 (2,500-3,000) Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose defeated two unknowns Steve Williams pinned Eddie Gilbert NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda fought Nikita Koloff to a draw NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors defeated the Italian Stallion & Ron Simmons Sting defeated NWA US Champion Barry Windham via disqualification Lex Luger & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Dusty Rhodes WWF @ Columbus, OH - November 1988 Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated The British Bulldogs via disqualification WWF @ Columbus, OH – Ohio Center – December 30, 1988 Danny Davis vs. Lanny Poffo Conquistador #1 vs. Paul Roma Haku vs. Harley Race The Brainbusters vs. The Rockers Ron Bass vs. Brutus Beefcake The Honky Tonk Man vs. Tito Santana WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title: Ultimate Warrior © vs. Akeem NWA @ Columbus, OH - Fairgrounds Coliseum - March 26, 1989 (1,800) Eddie Gilbert defeated Russian Assassin #2 NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors fought Steve Williams & Dan Spivey to a no contest The Iron Sheik defeated Steve Casey via disqualification The Great Muta defeated Rip Rogers Rick Steiner defeated Bob Bradley Sting defeated Butch Reed NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair NWA @ Columbus, OH - April 23, 1989 (700) Shane Douglas defeated George South The Samoan Swat Team defeated Mike Justice & Bob Emory NWA US Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner defeated the Iron Sheik Bob Orton Jr. defeated Dick Murdoch The Great Muta defeated Eddie Gilbert NWA TV Champion Sting defeated Dan Spivey NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat & NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Ric Flair & Michael Hayes Ouch WWF @ Columbus, OH – Ohio Center – July 17, 1989 The Genius vs. Paul Roma Koko B. Ware vs. The Warlord Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect The Brainbusters vs. The Bushwhackers The Honky Tonk Man vs. Jimmy Snuka Brutus Beefcake vs. Randy Savage WWF @ Columbus, OH – Ohio Center – September 11, 1989 Paul Roma vs. Boris Zuhkov Tim Horner vs. Barry Horowitz Sam Houston vs. Barry Windham Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect Ronnie Garvin vs. Greg Valentine The Rockers vs. Jacques & Raymond Rougeau WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title: Ultimate Warrior © vs. Andre the Giant NWA @ Columbus, OH - November 20, 1989 (2,500) NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner fought Doom to a no contest Tom Zenk defeated the Iron Sheik Kevin Sullivan defeated Alex Porteau NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Bobby Eaton via disqualification WWF @ Columbus, OH - December 1989 Paul Roma pinned Iron Mike Sharpe Dino Bravo defeated Jim Neidhart Jake Roberts defeated Ted Dibiase via disqualification Mr. Perfect pinned Jimmy Snuka WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated Arn Anderson & Haku Randy Savage pinned Jim Duggan after hitting him with Sensational Sherri's loaded purse

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 08:22 PM

Is there *anything* Austin could possible have done to match that?

This thread has made a stronger case for Hogan than any I've ever seen in the eternal debate. Still, it's awfully tough to compare the two since they were in such completely different circumstances. If the WWF had someone in 84-86 who was as insanely popular with the general public and oddly innovative with his gimmick and presentation as Austin was in 98-99, Vince would have had a decent chance of pulling off the same stunts he did. But, they did have someone that popular and relatively innovative right there already with Hogan, so the argument is kinda moot.


Yeah, that's what we're saying. Vince pulled off the equiv of the stunts he did with Austin a decade before with Hogan. As mentioned in the other thread (don't know if Kriz pulled it over here), we can draw links to almost all of the business/revenue channels of Vince in the Austin Era to similar foundational business/revenue channels in the Hogan Era.

The one thing that I can point to that's *possibly* new in Austin's era is the monetizing of television programing. I don't know what/if Vince made money directly off SNME, The Main Event and USA programing, or at which point he did. On the opposite end, we know the Vince made a ton of money off WWF/WWE programing in the late 90s and especially in the past 10 years as tv has turned from simply being something to promote house shows and PPV to being a revenue and profit generator.

But...

WCW hit the jackpot on the before Austin took off and the ratings war turned.

So if the argument is that Hogan didn't invent monetize TV programing on in anyway (not sure), then the reality is that Austin didn't invent it either. WCW did... or possibly Vince did earlier in the decade when Raw started doing good ratings for USA before the Monday Night Wars. Might not have been a ton of money, but starting down that path.

We do know WCW went through the roof on it, to the point that *all* of us hardcore wrestling business analysts talked about WCW focusing on TV over PPV. Part of the was the egofuck of wanting to beat Vince. But another part of it, that some were slow to catch onto, was that once successful in the ratings, Nitro became a cash cow for TW-Turner, and a good chunk of the was sent down the company ladder to WCW.

Hogan was the revolution. Perhaps some elements of the revolution existed before him, as some like to point to World Class as doing some of the things that Vince later did. But it's the equiv of early revolutionary sparks in Russia. They ended up being a footnote in history relative to Lenin, the Bolshevik's and especially Stalin.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 08:40 PM

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.


I'm going to revisit this one as Crockett entered the fray soon afterwards.

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - October 3, 1986
Lanny Poffo fought Steve Regal to a draw
The Killer Bees defeated Jimmy Jack Funk & Roger Kirby
Hercules defeated Cousin Luke
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff via count-out
Iron Sheik defeated Cpl. Kirchner
Jake Roberts defeated George Steele via disqualification
WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification

AWA @ Chicago, IL – International Amphitheater – October 26, 1986 (1,000)
Earthquake Ferris d. Brian Knobbs
Col. DeBeers battled Curt Hennig to a no contest
Jimmy Snuka d. Boris Zuhkov
AWA World Heavyweight Title: Nick Bockwinkel © d. Larry Zbyszko by DQ
Crusher Blackwell & The Midnight Rockers d. The Blaster, Buddy Rose, & Doug Somers
Battle Royal won by Curt Hennig

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - October 26, 1986
Lanny Poffo defeated Frenchy Martin
SD Jones defeated Steve Regal
Nick Kiniski defeated Barry O
Jake Roberts fought Tito Santana to a draw
Don Muraco defeated Junkyard Dog
King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd defeated Big & Super Machine
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff in a steel cage match

AWA @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – November 26, 1986 (400)
Yuri Gordienko & Alexis Smirnoff d. Steve O & Billy Robinson
Leon White d. Boris Zuhkov
Greg Gagne d. Larry Zbyszko by DQ
The Midnight Rockers & Despina Montagus d. Buddy Rose, Doug Somers, & Sherri Martel
Crusher Blackwell d. Col. DeBeers
AWA World Heavyweight Title: Curt Hennig d. Nick Bockwinkel © by DQ

It got even worse for the AWA..........that is terrible

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - November 30, 1986 (4,500)
The Hart Foundation fought Jacques & Raymond Rougeau to a 20-minute time-limit draw
WWF IC Champion Randy Savage vs. Jake Roberts
Roddy Piper vs. Don Muraco

JCP @ Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Horizon – December 14, 1986
Tim Horner d. Shaska Whatley
Brad Armstrong fought Jimmy Garvin to a draw
Wahoo McDaniel d. Rick Rude by DQ
The Rock n Roll Express d. Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev
The Road Warriors d. The Midnight Express
Bunkhouse Stampede won by The Road Warriors
The Super Powers d. Tully Blanchard & Ric Flair

Crockett makes his debut here and I don't have a number.

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - December 27, 1986 (15,000)
Scott McGhee defeated Frenchy Martin
Tito Santana defeated Hercules
Arnold Skaaland defeated Stoney Burke
Butch Reed defeated Dick Slater
The Hart Foundation defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau; the time limit for the bout was extended to 30 minutes after the previous month's encounter went to a 20-minute time limit draw
Sivi Afi defeated Steve Lombardi
Paul Roma defeated Iron Mike Sharpe
Jerry Allen defeated Jack Crouger
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala via disqualification

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - January 23, 1987
Mike Rotundo defeated Iron Mike Sharpe
Brad Rheingans defeated Barry O
Blackjack Mulligan defeated Nikolai Volkoff
Tiger Chung Lee defeated Sivi Afi
Hercules defeated Koko B. Ware
Honkytonk Man defeated George Steele
WWF Tag Team Champions Davey Boy Smith & Da Crusher (sub. for the Dynamite Kid) defeated The Hart Foundation when Crusher pinned Bret with a roundhouse punch
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala in a No DQ match

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - February 20, 1987
Paul Roma defeated the Assassin (Randy Culley)
Honkytonk Man defeated Scott McGee
Butch Reed pinned Pedro Morales
Jake Roberts fought King Kong Bundy to a double count-out
Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Dino Bravo & Johnny V
Hercules pinned Billy Jack Haynes
King Harley Race pinned Junkyard Dog
The Killer Bees defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation in a non-title match
WWF IC Champion Randy Savage pinned Ricky Steamboat

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - March 19, 1987 (7,391)
Jim Duggan defeated Iron Mike Sharpe
Rick Martel defated Greg Valentine via disqualification
Dick Slater defeated Jimmy Jack Funk
Dino Bravo defeated Brad Rheingens
Tom Zenk fought Brutus Beefcake to a 20-minute draw
Da Crusher (sub. for Junkyard Dog), George Steele, & Jake Roberts fought Paul Orndorff, King Harley Race, & Honkytonk Man to a double disqualification
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Billy Jack Haynes) pinned Paul Orndorff (sub. for Hercules) (w/ Bobby Heenan & Andre the Giant) in a non-title match

JCP @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – March 21, 1987 (9,500)
Tim Horner d. Ricky Lee Jones
Bobby Jaggers d. Thunderfoot
Arn Anderson d. Baron Von Raschke
The Rock n Roll Express d. Ivan Koloff & Vladimir Petrov
Tully Blanchard d. Dusty Rhodes by DQ
The Road Warriors d. Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude by DQ
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © battled Nikita Koloff to a no contest

Big win for Crockett there as Hogan/Orndorff was still a strong program and they took them down in a smaller building no less.

UWF @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – April 8, 1987 (3,200)
Chavo Guerrero d. Terminator Rigs
The Viking d. Terminator Wolf
The Missing Link d. The Terminator
Savannah Jack d. Iceman Parsons
UWF TV Title: Eddie Gilbert © d. Sam Houston by countout
UWF Tag Titles: Chris Adams & Terry Taylor © d. Rick Steiner & Sting
UWF Heavyweight Title: Steve Williams d. One Man Gang © by DQ
The Fabulous Freebirds d. Angel of Death, Bill Irwin, & The Viking

Watts wasn't so lucky.

JCP @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – April 24, 1987
Brad Armstrong d. The Barbarian
Tully Blanchard d. Tim Horner
Ivan Koloff d. Baron Von Raschke
Bunkhouse Match: Ole Anderson d. JJ Dillon
Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude d. The Rock n Roll Express
Nikita Koloff & The Road Warriors d. Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, & Lex Luger
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Dusty Rhodes by DQ

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - May 2, 1987
Outback Jack defeated Jimmy Jack Funk
Ron Bass defeated Pedro Morales
The Can-Am Connection defeated Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr.
Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo
Jim Duggan defeated Iron Sheik
Koko B. Ware defeated Danny Davis
Tito Santana fought Butch Reed to a 20-minute draw
WWF IC Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Randy Savage in a steel cage match

JCP @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – May 24, 1987 (9,000)
Eddie Gilbert fought Tim Horner to a draw
Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts d. Rick Steiner & Sting
Chris Adams battled Terry Taylor to a DDQ
2 out of 3 falls: The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express
UWF Heavyweight Title: Michael Hayes d. Big Bubba Rogers © by DQ
Manny Fernandez & Vladimir Petrov d. Brad Armstrong & Barry Windham
Russian Chain Match: Nikita Koloff d. Ivan Koloff
Steel Cage Match for the NWA World Six-Man Titles: Dusty Rhodes & The Road Warriors © d. Tully Blanchard, Ric Flair, & Lex Luger

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - June 5, 1987 (8,700)
Lanny Poffo pinned Frenchy Martin at 8:58
Ron Bass pinned Scott Casey at 7:23
Sika pinned Cpl. Kirschner at 7:45
Ken Patera pinned King Harley Race at 7:14
WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah defeated Debbie Combs
Tom Zenk & Rick Martel defeated Demolition via disqualification at 9:30
Hercules pinned Billy Jack Haynes in a chain match at 6:45
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man with the legdrop at 7:37; since Honky's title win had not aired, he did not come to the ring with the IC title nor was he introduced as champion

Crockett still holding strong here against Hogan.

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - July 5, 1987
George Steele defeated Danny Davis
Junkyard Dog won a $50,000 20-man battle royal; other participants included: Hillbilly Jim, Koko B. Ware, Tito Santana, B. Brian Blair, Jim Brunzell, Cpl. Kirchner, Outback Jack, Lanny Poffo, Rick Rude, One Man Gang, Ron Bass, King Kong Bundy, Nikolai Volkoff, the Shadows, Demolition, Kamala, and Sika

JCP @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – July 19, 1987
Ivan Koloff d. Todd Champion
Sting d. Rick Steiner
Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts d. The Mod Squad
Black Bart d. Chris Adams
The Lightning Express d. Angel of Death & Big Bubba Rogers
Lex Luger battled Road Warrior Hawk to a no contest
Nikita Koloff d. Arn Anderson
The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express by DQ

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - August 8, 1987 (14,967)
Brady Boone pinned Jose Estrada
Lanny Poffo pinned Iron Mike Sharpe
WWF Women's Tag Team Champions Leilani Kai & Judy Martin defeated Angie Minelli & Theresa DuBois
Rick Martel pinned Tama at 17:11; after the bout, Martel was double teamed by both Islanders
King Harley Race pinned Scott Casey
Rick Rude pinned Tony Garea (sub. for SD Jones)
Koko B. Ware defeated Danny Davis via count-out at 4:46
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Randy Savage (w/ Danny Davis & Miss Elizabeth) at 7:49; Mr. T was the special referee for the bout

JCP @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – August 16, 1987 (8,700)
Ivan Koloff d. Italian Stallion
Sting d. Black Bart
Ron Simmons d. Sean Royal
Barry Windham d. Rick Steiner
The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express
Steve Williams d. Eddie Gilbert
War Games: Dusty Rhodes, Ronnie Garvin, Nikita Koloff, & The Road Warriors d. The Four Horsemen & JJ Dillon

Hogan/Savage just dominates War Games here which was only a month old gimmick and very hot off of TV.

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - September 18, 1987
Bob Orton Jr. defeated Jerry Allen
Hercules defeated Don Muraco
Koko B. Ware defeated Nikolia Volkoff
WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri defeated Velvet McIntyre
Paul Roma & Jim Powers defeated Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo
Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated the Islanders
Superstar Billy Graham defeated Butch Reed
Paul Orndorff defeated King Kong Bundy in an Old Fasioned Whipping Match; Bobby Heenan was handcuffed to Ken Patera for the duration of the bout

JCP @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – September 20, 1987 (5,000)
Jimmy Valiant d. Sean Royal
Barry Windham d. Black Bart
Rick Steiner fought Ron Simmons to a draw
UWF Tag Titles: The Lightning Express © d. The Jive Tones
Terry Taylor d. Shane Douglas
Eddie Gilbert d. Sting
Steve Williams d. Ivan Koloff
Lex Luger d. Dusty Rhodes by DQ
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © battled Ronnie Garvin to a no contest

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - October 10, 1987 (14,686)
David Sammartino defeated Tiger Chung Lee
Spike Huber & SD Jones defeated the Shadows
Randy Savage pinned Hercules
WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man pinned Ricky Steamboat
Dan Spivey defeated Outback Jack
Demolition defeated The Killer Bees
The One Man Gang defeated Koko B. Ware
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Killer Khan

WWF has fully regained their foothold.

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - November 1, 1987 (6,025)
Iron Mike Sharpe pinned Jerry Allen
Jim Brunzell defeated Danny Davis via disqualification
Dan Spivey pinned Scott Casey
Ron Bass pinned SD Jones at around the 3-minute mark
Killer Khan defeated George Steele via count-out
The One Man Gang pinned Billy Jack Haynes with a splash
Butch Reed pinned Superstar Billy Graham
Bam Bam Bigelow pinned King Kong Bundy at around the 5-minute mark
Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated the Islanders in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match at around the 10-minute mark; since Martel & Santana's title win had yet to air, they were not recognized as tag team champions
WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man defeated Randy Savage via disqualification

JCP @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – November 26, 1987 (8,000)
Jimmy Garvin, Michael Hayes, & Sting fought Eddie Gilbert, Rick Steiner, & Larry Zbyszko to a draw
UWF Heavyweight Title: Steve Williams © d. Barry Windham
Scaffold Match: The Rock n Roll Express d. The Midnight Express
NWA World TV Title vs. UWF TV Title: Nikita Koloff © d. Terry Taylor ©
NWA World Tag Titles: Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard © d. The Road Warriors by DQ
Steel Cage Match for the US Heavyweight Title: Dusty Rhodes d. Lex Luger ©
Steel Cage Match for the NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair d. Ronnie Garvin ©

This was Starrcade but look at the pattern, they drew better in May for a regular house show.

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - November 29, 1987
Sam Houston defeated Barry Horowitz
The Ultimate Warrior defeated Iron Mike Sharpe
Jim Duggan defeated King Harley Race
Brutus Beefcake defeated Dino Bravo
Paul Orndorff defeated Rick Rude
WWF Women's Tag Team Champions Judy Martin & Lelani Kai defeated the Jumping Bomb Angels
Demolition defeated Ken Patera & Billy Jack Haynes
The One Man Gang defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via count-out

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - December 26, 1987 (12,000)
Hillbilly Jim defeated Ron Bass
Hercules defeated Junkyard Dog
Danny Davis pinned Sam Houston
Don Muraco (w/ Superstar Billy Graham) pinned Butch Reed
The British Bulldogs defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov
Ted Dibiase pinned Jake Roberts
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned the One Man Gang; Nick Bockwinkel was the special referee for the bout; after the match, Hogan was attacked and busted open by Ted Dibiase & Virgil

JCP @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – December 30, 1987 (3,500)
Jimmy Garvin d. Eddie Gilbert
Ron Simmons d. Johnny Ace
Barry Windham d. Larry Zbyszko by DQ
Nikita Koloff fought Dick Murdoch to a draw
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Sting
Bunkhouse Stampede won by Road Warrior Animal

Big dropoff from Starrcade and them pissing off the fans with the shitty Roadies finish was probably a factor.

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - January 16, 1988 (10,700)
Lanny Poffo pinned Sika
The Ultimate Warrior pinned King Harley Race at 2:58
Sam Houston pinned Danny Davis with a bulldog at 7:19
WWF Women’s Tag Team Champions Leilani Kai & Judy Martin defeated the Jumping Bomb Angels at 14:18
Ken Patera, Billy Jack Haynes, & Jim Duggan defeated Demolition & Mr. Fuji when Duggan pinned Fuji
Bam Bam Bigelow & Don Muraco (w/ Superstar Billy Graham) defeated the One Man Gang & Butch Reed at 12:44 when Bigelow pinnd Reed after Graham tripped Reed from the floor
Ted Dibiase defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification at 11:35 when Hogan hit the challenger with a chair

JCP @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – February 14, 1988
JT the Spider d. Catfish Charlie
Tully Blanchard d. Ricky Santana
Jimmy & Ronnie Garvin, & Barry Windham fought The Midnight Express & Dick Murdoch to a draw
Mike Rotundo d. Nikita Koloff
Dusty Rhodes d. Larry Zbyszko by DQ
Ladder: Road Warrior Hawk & Paul Ellering d. The Powers of Pain
Steel Cage: Lex Luger d. Arn Anderson

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - February 15, 1988
Steve Lombardi pinned Brady Boone
Outback Jack pinned Iron Mike Sharpe
Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau
Koko B. Ware defeated Dino Bravo via disqualification
WWF Women’s Tag Team Champions the Jumping Bomb Angels defeated Leilani Kai & Judy Martin
Ricky Steamboat fought Rick Rude to a double count-out
Brutus Beefcake pinned Greg Valentine
Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Andre the Giant & Ted Dibiase after Hogan hit the leg drop on Dibiase

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - March 12, 1988
David Sammartino defeated Barry Horowitz
Paul Roma & Jim Powers defeated the Conquistadors
Rick Rude defeated Ken Patera
The Islanders defeated The British Bulldogs
WWF Women’s Champion Sensational Sherri defeated Rockin Robin
Jake Roberts fought Hercules to a double count-out
Randy Savage, WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man, Bret Hart, & Jim Neidhart in a steel cage match

JCP @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – March 19, 1988 (7,000)
Ivan Koloff d. Shane Douglas
Rick Steiner d. Kendall Windham
The Midnight Express d. Jimmy & Ronnie Garvin
Arn Anderson fought Barry Windham to a draw
Lex Luger d. Tully Blanchard by DQ
NWA World TV Title: Dusty Rhodes d. Mike Rotundo © by DQ
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Sting
Lumberjack: The Road Warriors d. The Powers of Pain

They are bouncing back some here with Roadies on top.

JCP @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – April 16, 1988 (3,500)
The Powers of Pain vs. The Road Warriors
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © d. Sting

Or maybe not.

JCP @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – May 14, 1988 (2,800)
Bugsy McGraw vs. Rick Steiner
The Fantastics vs. The Sheepherders
Mike Rotundo d. Jimmy Garvin
Nikita Koloff battled Al Perez to a no contest
The Road Warriors d. The Midnight Express
NWA World Heavyweight Title: Sting d. Ric Flair © by DQ

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - May 15, 1988 (8,500)
George Steele defeated Jim Neidhart via count-out
Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated The Killer Bees
The One Man Gang pinned Bam Bam Bigelow at 8:55
Haku & Sivi Afi defeated Don Muraco & Hillbilly Jim when Afi pinned Jim
Jake Roberts fought Rick Rude to a double count-out
Koko B. Ware pinned Bobby Heenan
Ted Dibiase defeated WWF World Champion Randy Savage via count-out at 15:09

DiBiase/Savage doing some good business here.

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - June 12, 1988
Brady Boone vs. Steve Lombardi
Jacques & Raymond Rougeau vs. Paul Roma & Jim Powers
Bret Hart fought Bad News Brown to a draw
The Ultimate Warrior vs. Hercules
WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition vs. Tito Santana & Rick Martel
WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man vs. Brutus Beefcake (Jimmy Hart barred from ringside)
WWF World Champion Randy Savage vs. Ted Dibiase

JCP @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - July 9, 1988 (6,500)
Steve Williams pinned Al Perez
Ron Garvin fought NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda to a no contest
Jimmy Garvin pinned Kevin Sullivan in a blindfold match with a small package; after the bout, Sullivan attacked Garvin and chased after Precious
The Russian Assassin (Angel of Death) pinned Kendall Windham
Rick Steiner fought Tim Horner to a draw
Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated the Sheepherders
Sting & Nikita Koloff defeated Ivan Koloff & Dick Murdoch
NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated Jim Cornette, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a handicap bunkhouse match
Lex Luger defeated NWA US Champion Barry Windham via count-out in a Texas Death Match
Dusty Rhodes & the Road Warriors defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in a steel cage match; pre-match stipulations stated the victors would win the vacant NWA Six-Man Tag Team Championship

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - July 24, 1988
Bad News Brown pinned Jim Neidhart
Dino Bravo defeated Ken Patera via forfeit after Patera was attacked an injured during their arm wrestling contest and was unable to wrestle
Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated the Conquistadors
Rick Rude pinned Jake Roberts
The Big Bossman pinned Sam Houston
Iron Mike Sharpe pinned Lanny Poffo
Brutus Beefcake (w/ George Steele dressed as a woman) defeated WWF IC Champion Honkytonk Man (w/ Peggy Sue) via disqualification
Andre the Giant pinned Jim Duggan

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - September 16, 1988
Iron Mike Sharpe (sub. for Steve Lombardi) pinned Tommy Angel (sub. for Brady Boone) after loading his wristband with a foreign object
The Big Bossman pinned Jim Powers with the sidewalk slam after about 30 seconds
Mr. Perfect pinned Jim Powers with a powerslam
King Haku defeated Koko B. Ware
The Powers of Pain defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov
Jake Roberts pinned Rick Rude with an inside cradle after Rude was distracted by Cheryl Roberts at ringside
Hulk Hogan pinned Ted Dibiase with the legdrop

WCW @ Chicago, IL – International Amphitheater – September 30, 1988 (4,000)
Dennis Condrey, Eddie Gilbert, & Randy Rose d. The Terminators & Thor
Lumberjacks w/bats for the WCW Heavyweight Title: Steve Regal © d. Col. DeBeers
Bam Bam Bigelow battled Terry Gordy to a double countout

Windy City Wrestling was an upstart indy who was rising in the area at this time.

JCP @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - October 2, 1988 (5,250)
Ron Simmons defeated Rip Morgan
NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda defeated the Italian Stallion
Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane fought Dick Murdoch & Dusty Rhodes to a draw
Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated the Sheepherders
The Russian Assassins defeated Ivan & Nikita Koloff via disqualification
Sting defeated NWA US Champion Barry Windham via disqualification
NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Lex Luger to a draw

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - October 28, 1988
B. Brian Blair defeated Iron Mike Sharpe
Paul Roma defeated Danny Davis
King Haku defeated Jim Brunzell
The Big Bossman defeated Ken Patera
Greg Valentine defeated Scott Casey
Jake Roberts (w/ Cheryl Roberts) defeated Rick Rude
WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated The British Bulldogs
WWF World Champion Randy Savage fought Andre the Giant to a double count-out

NWA @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - November 20, 1988 (4,500)
Randy Rose & Dennis Condrey defeated Jonnie Stewart & the Mighty Thor
Ron Simmons defeated Steve Williams via disqualification
NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda defeated the Italian Stallion
Ivan & Nikita Koloff defeated the Russian Assassins
Rick Steiner defeated NWA US Champion Barry Windham via disqualification
Sting & Lex Luger fought NWA World Tag Team Champions Hawk & Animal to a double count-out

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - November 25, 1988
Jim Powers defeated Conquistador #1
The Red Rooster defeated Koko B. Ware
Bad News Brown defeated Jim Brunzell
Jim Duggan fought Dino Bravo to a no contest
Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated The Hart Foundation
Honkytonk Man defeated WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior via count-out
WWF World Champion Randy Savage defeated Andre the Giant via disqualification

AWA @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – December 13, 1988 (1,700)
Chavo, Hector, & Mando Guerrero d. Cactus Jack & The Rock n Roll RPM’s
WCCW Lt. Heavyweight Title: Eric Embry d. Jeff Jarrett ©
Jimmy Valiant d. Wayne Bloom
Iceman Parsons d. Brickhouse Brown
Derrick Dukes, Ricky Rice, & Wendi Richter d. Badd Company & Madusa Miceli
AWA TV Title: Greg Gagne d. Ronnie Garvin © by countout
Lingerie Battle Royal won by The Terrorist
Boot Camp: Sgt. Slaughter d. Col. DeBeers by DQ
WCCW Tag Titles: The Samoan Swat Team © d. Steve Cox & Michael Hayes
Indian Strap: Wahoo McDaniel d. Manny Fernandez
Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden battled The Rock n Roll Express to a DDQ
AWA World Heavyweight Title vs. World Class Heavyweight Title: Jerry Lawler © d. Kerry Von Erich ©

Hey it's Super Clash III.

NWA @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - December 28, 1988 (2,987)
Paul E. Dangerously, Jim Cornette, Eddie Gilbert, Ron Simmons, and Russian Assassin #2 did not appear as scheduled
The Broncos defeated the Commandos
Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose defeated Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers
Abdullah the Butcher pinned Bam Bam Bigelow after hitting him with a foreign object
NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner to a draw at the 30-minute mark
Lex Luger, Sting, & Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA US Champion Barry Windham & NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors when Luger pinned an interfering Paul Ellering
Larry Zbyzsko won a Bunkhouse Stampede by last eliminating Bobby Eaton

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - December 30, 1988 (11,000)
Steve Lombardi pinned Jim Powers
Scott Casey pinned Iron Mike Sharpe
Sam Houston defeated Conquistador #1 (Rivera)
The Hart Foundation fought Jacques & Raymond Rougeau to a draw
WWF Women’s Champion Rockin Robin pinned Sensational Sherri
Ted Dibiase pinned Hercules after Virgil interfered
Andre the Giant defeated Jake Roberts via disqualification
Hulk Hogan defeated the Big Bossman via count-out at 9:34

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - January 20, 1989 (6,200)
Tim Horner pinned Danny Davis
Ron Bass pinned Sam Houston
Tito Santana fought Mr. Perfect to a draw
The Big Bossman defeated Hulk Hogan via disqualification at 11:51
Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated The Rockers at 13:29
Hercules defeated Virgil
WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated King Haku

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - February 18, 1989 (19,000; 17,900 paid; sell out)
Ron Garvin pinned Boris Zhukov with a crossbody off the top
Big John Studd fought Akeem to a double count-out at 6:05
Rick Rude pinned Brutus Beefcake by using the ropes for leverage
Mr. Perfect pinned Hercules at 11:14 when Perfect lifted his back out of a back suplex into a bridge from Hercules
WWF World Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned Bad News Brown in a non-title streetfight at 4:53 after a chairshot to the stomach; both men were heels but Savage received the louder reaction
Bret Hart defeated Honkytonk Man via disqualification at 10:27 after Honky used Jimmy Hart's megaphone as a weapon
The Bushwhackers defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau at 12:48
Hulk Hogan defeated the Big Bossman in a steel cage match at 8:46 after handcuffing Bossman to the cage bars and escaping over the top

Chi-Town Rumble - Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - February 20, 1989 (8,000)
Kendall Windham vs. Steve Casey
Pay-per-view bouts:
Michael Hayes pinned Russian Assassin #1 with the DDT
Sting pinned Butch Reed (w/ Hiro Matsuda)
Bobby Eaton, Stan Lane, & Jim Cornette defeated Randy Rose, Jack Victory (sub. for Dennis Condrey), & Paul E. Dangerously in a loser leaves town match
Mike Rotunda (w/ Kevin Sullivan) pinned NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner (w/ Scott Steiner) to win the title when Steiner pinned himself as he had a sleeper applied
Lex Luger pinned NWA US Champion Barry Windham (w/ Hiro Matsuda) to win the title by lifting his shoulder out of a back suplex and bridge by Windham
Ricky Steamboat pinned NWA World Champion Ric Flair (w/ Hiro Matsuda) to win the title with an inside cradle as Flair attempted the figure-4 after avoiding Steamboat's flying bodypress

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - March 17, 1989 (9,100)
Mr. Perfect pinned Ron Garvin
Brutus Beefcake pinned Rick Rude
The Rockers defeated Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard
WWF Women’s Champion Rockin Robin pinned Judy Martin in a non-title match
WWF World Champion Randy Savage defeated WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior via count-out in a non-title match
Greg Valentine defeated Jim Neidhart
WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated the Powers of Pain via disqualification in a non-title match

Savage/Warrior > Steamer/Flair

NWA @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - April 15, 1989 (3,000)
Shane Douglas defeated George South
Bob Orton Jr. defeated Mike Justice
The Great Muta defeated Bob Emory
Rick Steiner defeated Butch Reed
The Road Warriors defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Williams & Mike Rotunda
NWA TV Champion Sting defeated Dan Spivey
Ric Flair & Michael Hayes defeated NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat & NWA US Champion Lex Luger when Hayes pinned Luger after hitting him with brass knuckles
Maximum Overdrive defeated the Tokyo Bullets
The Road Warriors, NWA US Tag Team Champions Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steiner fought Bob Orton Jr., Dan Spivey, Kevin Sullivan, & NWA Tag Team Champion Steve Williams to a draw

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - May 19, 1989 (16,000)
Koko B. Ware vs. the Warlord
Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect
Brutus Beefcake vs. Greg Valentine
Jimmy Snuka (sub. for Jake Roberts) vs. Ted Dibiase
The Rockers vs. Jacques & Raymond Rougeau
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Miss Elizabeth) vs. Randy Savage

NWA @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - May 28, 1989 (2,533)
Ranger Ross defeated the Tokyo Bullet
Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated Jack Victory & the Raider
Mike Rotunda defeated Scott Steiner
NWA TV Champion Sting defeated the Great Muta via disqualification
The Road Warriors fought the Samoan Swat Team to a no contest
Ricky Steamboat defeated Butch Reed

NWA @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - June 1989
Ranger Ross pinned the Tokyo Bullet
Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated Jack Victory & the Raider
Mike Rotunda defeated Scott Steiner
Dick Murdoch defeated Bill Irwin via disqualification
The Samoan Swat Team fought the Road Warriors to a double count-out
NWA TV Champion Sting defeated the Great Muta by disqualification when Gary Hart interfered
Ricky Steamboat defeated Butch Reed
WCW US Champion Lex Luger defeated Michael Hayes in a Badstreet Match

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - June 24, 1989 (4,300)
Included Zeus as a guest of the Brother Love Show
The Genius pinned Jim Powers
Jimmy Snuka pinned Honkytonk Man
Barry Horiwitz pinned the Blue Blazer
Hillbilly Jim defeated Andre the Giant via disqualification
King Jim Duggan pinned Haku
Rick Martel pinned Tito Santana
The Warlord pinned Bret Hart
The Bushwhackers defeated Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard

NWA @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - July 11, 1989 (3,042 paid)
Due to inclement weather, Eddie Gilbert, Scott Steiner, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane & Jim Cornette were unable to appear
Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated the New Zealand Militia when Ace pinned Morgan
Scott Hall pinned Bill Irwin
Mike Rotunda pinned Dick Murdoch
Norman pinned Steve Casey
Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Johnny & Davey Rich
Rick Steiner defeated the Great Muta via disqualification when Muta sprayed green mist in his face
Steve Williams won a battle royal by last eliminating Terry Gordy
NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Ranger Ross & Randy Rose
Sting defeated Terry Funk via disqualification when Norman interfered
NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Ricky Steamboat
The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team at 7:02 when Hawk pinned Fatu after the sandwich lariat

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - August 6, 1989
Tim Horner vs. Greg Valentine
Paul Roma vs. Barry Windham
Jim Neidhart vs. Dino Bravo
Dusty Rhodes vs. the Big Bossman
The Bushwhackers vs. the Powers of Pain
The Rockers defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau in a 60-minute marathon match; after both teams tied falls, the bout went into overtime; despite the time limit, the deciding fall in overtime took place at around the 45-minute mark
The Ultimate Warrior vs. Andre the Giant

NWA @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - August 20, 1989 (3,600)
The Ding Dongs (Richard Sartain & Greg Evans) defeated Big Al Greene & Trent Knight at 7:45 when Knight was pinned after Ding picked up Dong and dropped him with a legdrop-style onto the opponent
Ron Simmons pinned Brad Anderson (Gene Anderson's son) at 5:25 with a spinebuster
Brian Pillman pinned Norman the Maniac (w/ Teddy Long) at 5:05 with a crossbody off the top after Norman collided with Long
Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Jack Victory & Rip Morgan at 11:15 when Scott pinned Morgan (probably after hitting the Frankensteiner)
Steve Williams pinned Bill Irwin at 3:45 when Irwin attempted a slam into the ring but Williams fell on top for the win
NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (w/ Jim Cornette) at 12:24 when Garvin pinned Eaton with the DDT after Hayes tripped Eaton
Sting defeated the Great Muta (w/ Gary Hart) via disqualification at 9:11 when Hart interfered as Muta was caught in the Scorpion Death Lock; the bout was to have determined the rightful holder of the vacant TV title
NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Tommy Rich at 11:15 by grabbing the tights for leverage
NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Terry Funk (w/ Gary Hart) at 18:58 after Funk ran into his own branding iron, placed in the corner by Hart; after the bout, both the Great Muta and Sting became involved in a brawl
The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team in a steel cage match at 9:43 when Hawk pinned Samu following a clothesline off the top rope

WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - September 16, 1989 (12,500)
Koko B. Ware vs. the Genius
Hercules vs. Bad News Brown
Tito Santana vs. Haku
Ron Garvin vs. Greg Valentine
The Bushwhackers vs. the Powers of Pain
Jim Duggan vs. Ted Dibiase (King’s Crown match)
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Miss Elizabeth) defeated Randy Savage

NWA @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – September 17, 1989 (2,522; 1,859 paid)
Sting and Terry Funk were both no shows due to injuries
Greg Evans pinned Larry Williams with an elbowsmash off the top at 8:15
The Cuban Assassin pinned Richard Sartain at 6:00 after a backbreaker
Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated the New Zealand Militia at 9:00 when Douglas dropkicked Ace on top of Rip Morgan for the pin
Butch Reed pinned Scott Hall with his feet on the ropes at 11:00
Rick & Scott Steiner fought Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey to a double count-out at 15:21
NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Tommy Rich at 13:39 when Rich tripped on the ropes while attempting a suplex, with the champion falling on top for the win; this bout was unscheduled and took place because of the high profile no shows
Dick Murdoch (sub. for Sting) defeated NWA TV Champion the Great Muta via disqualification at 5:30 when Gary Hart interfered
NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Dick Slater (sub. for Terry Funk) in a Texas Death Match at 18:33 after hitting Slater with a chair, behind the referee’s back, during the rest period between falls; Slater won the first fall after ramming Flair’s head into a steel chair in the corner, held by Gary Hart; Slater won the second fall with a neckbreaker; Flair won the third fall with the figure-4; Flair won the fourth fall after applying the figure-4 on the floor

NWA @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – October 22, 1989
US Heavyweight Title: Lex Luger © vs. Steve Williams
NWA World Tag Titles: The Fabulous Freebirds © vs. The Road Warriors
Steel Cage for the NWA World Heavyweight Title: Ric Flair © vs. Terry Funk

NWA @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - November 7, 1989
Greg Evans defeated Larry Williams
The Cuban Assassin defeated Richard Sartain
Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated the New Zealand Militia
Butch Reed defeated Scott Hall
Rick & Scott Steiner fought Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey to a no contest
NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Tommy Rich
Dick Murdoch defeated NWA TV Champion the Great Muta via disqualification
NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Dick Slater

Survivor Series 89 - Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - November 23, 1989 (15,294)
Thanksgiving Night
Boris Zhukov pinned Paul Roma
Pay-per-view bouts - included Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura on commentary; featured Gene Okerlund attempting a locker room interview with WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake in which Sensatinal Sherri distracted them long enough for Randy Savage and Zeus to attack both men:
Dusty Rhodes, Brutus Beefcake, Tito Santana, & the Red Rooster defeated the Big Bossman (w/ Slick), Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart), Bad News Brown (sub. for Akeem), & Rick Martel in an elimination match at 22:04; Martel pinned Santana at 9:44 with a roll over and grabbing the tights for leverage; Bad News was counted-out at 15:27 when he walked out of the match after accidentally being struck by the Bossman; Beefcake pinned Honky at 17:26 with a high knee to the face; Beefcake pinned Martel at 20:15 with a roll up after the referee caught Martel trying to hold onto the ropes following a sunset flip into the ring by Beefcake; Bossman pinned the Rooster with the sidewalk slam at 21:00; Rhodes pinned Bossman with a crossbody after avoiding a clothesline; after the match, Bossman hit both Beefcake and Rhodes with his nightstick before handcuffing Rhodes to the middle ring rope and assaulting him with the weapon; moments later, Beefcake cleared the ring with his cutting shears; during the bout, the woman who would later be known as Sapphire was seen in the crowd cheering for Rhodes' team
Randy Savage (w/ Sensational Sherri), Dino Bravo (w/ Jimmy Hart), Greg Valentine, & the Canadian Earthquake (sub. for Barry Windham) defeated Jim Duggan, Bret Hart, Ron Garvin, & Hercules in an elimination match at 22:25; Earthquake pinned Hercules with the sit-down splash at 3:56 after Bravo threw Hercules into the corner; Duggan pinned Valentine at 7:31 with the running clothesline after Valentine avoided one from Garvin; Bravo pinned Garvin with the side suplex at 11:18; Savage pinned Hart with the flying elbowsmash at 19:07 following a shoulderbreaker by Bravo; Duggan was counted-out after Sherri pulled down the top rope and Earthquake attacked him on the floor; after the bout, Duggan cleared the ring with his 2X4 (Earthquake's in-ring debut)
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan, Jake Roberts, & WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil), Zeus, & the Powers of Pain (w/ Mr. Fuji); Zeus was disqualified for choking Hogan and pushing the referee; the Warlord pinned Ax with an elbow drop after Ax was tripped by Fuji; the Powers of Pain were disqualified after executing a spike piledriver on Hogan; Dibiase pinned Roberts with a fist drop and putting his feet on the ropes after Roberts hit the DDT on Virgil; Hogan pinned Dibiase with the legdrop after Hulking up following a back suplex
Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect (w/ the Genius), & Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka, & the Bushwhackers; Snuka pinned Jacques with the Superfly; Piper pinned Raymond with a piledriver; Perfect pinned Butch with a roll up as Butch was playing to the fans; Rude pinned Luke with the Rude Awakening; Rude and Piper fought to a double count-out; Perfect pinned Snuka with the Perfect Plex as Snuka attempted a backdrop; after the match, Snuka attempted to hit the Superfly on the Genius but Perfect pulled his manager to safety
WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior, Jim Neidhart, & The Rockers defeated Andre the Giant, Haku, Arn Anderson, & Bobby Heenan (sub. for Tully Blanchard); Andre was counted-out after following a number of clotheslines from the Warrior as the match began; Haku pinned Neidhart with a kick to the back of the head after Neidhart nailed Anderson to the floor; Heenan pinned Marty Jannetty following a number of stomps after a double team attack by Anderson and Haku; Shawn Michaels pinned Haku with a crossbody off the top after Haku missed a crossbody off the middle turnbuckle; Anderson pinned Michaels with the spinebuster; Warrior pinned Anderson with the press slam and splash after Anderson collided with Heenan; Warrior pinned Heenan with a shoulder block and splash (Anderson's last match in the WWF)

NWA @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - December 1989
Johnny Ace defeated Jack Victory
Brian Pillman defeated Mike Rotunda
Tom Zenk defeated Bill Irwin
Sid Vicious defeated NWA World Tag Team Champion Scott Steiner
WCW US Champion Lex Luger defeated Steve Williams
Sting defeated NWA TV Champion the Great Muta via disqualification
The Road Warriors defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin
NWA world Champion Ric Flair defeated Terry Funk in a steel cage match

#57 Bix

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 09:13 PM

Why did they run Flair-Funk in a cage after the blowoff, to make up for the Texas Death Match not happening due to Funk's arm infection?

#58 KrisZ

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 09:21 PM

Yeah I would think so.

#59 khawk20

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 09:24 PM

Well look at what the AWA was offering up on their Thanksgiving competition show with Blackwell vs. Hayes and the annual battle royal on top. Hogan vs. Savage will smoke that one everytime.


Thing is, while I can see the thought process given that it's Savage vs. Hogan...the AWA show did better than 10k as well, nearing 13 if I remember the number right. I've seen the newscasts talking about almost 30,000 fans out watching wrestling in the Twin Cities on Thanksgiving night that year.

...which makes me think that the attendance numbers being off the charts (for both events) for this shouldn't be over-analyzed. Thanksgiving as a wrestling night in the Twin Cities had simply become a tradition for a lot of fans, and that year there were two big shows that they decided to take advantage of.

#60 khawk20

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 09:27 PM

WWF @ Richfield, OH - Coliseum - August 8, 1986 (7,000)
Billy Jack Haynes defeated Terry Gibbs
Dick Slater defeated Iron Mike Sharpe
Ricky Steamboat defeated Jake Roberts
Hercules defeated Brickhouse Brown
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy & Bobby Heenan in a handicap match
Dory & Jimmy Jack Funk defeated Iron Sheik & Nikolai VolkoffThe Haiti Kid defeated Butch Cassidy
Pedro Morales defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage via count-out


who missed their flight to set up this one?


Actually the WWF did these heel vs. heel bout sometimes. this would have been around the time they did Sheik/Volkoff vs. hart Foundation at the Boston garden, too.




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