WWF @ Hartford, CT - Civic Center - March 16, 1986
Sivi Afi pinned Moondog Spot
Jake Roberts pinned George Wells
Iron Mike Sharpe pinned SD Jones
King Tonga pinned Mr. X (sub. for Barry O)
Davey Boy Smith defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Greg Valentine via disqualification
The Dynamite Kid pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Brutus Beefcake
Ricky Steamboat & Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage & Don Muraco
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Big John Studd; Hogan's ribs were taped after the assault he sustained from King Kong Bundy as part of Saturday Night's Main Event
WWF @ Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena - March 20, 1987 (11,111; sell out)
Paul Roma defeated Steve Lombardi
The Iron Sheik defeated Nick Kiniski
Outback Jack defeated Frenchy Martin
Raymond Rougeau defeated Bob Orton Jr.
Don Muraco fought Jacques Rougeau to a draw
Blackjack Mulligan defeated Nikolai Volkoff via disqualification
King Kong Bundy fought Kamala to a double count-out
Ricky Steamboat, Tito Santana & Blackjack Mulligan defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage, Adrian Adonis & Butch Reed in an elimination match; Roddy Piper was to have been on Steamboat's team but did not appear
Why the finish is extra great: they had spent several weeks building the butterfly suplex as a finisher-level move for Regal...including in matches Larry had personally called on TV, of course. Smart, very smart.
Washington put Cornwallis in the abdominal stretch! I don't really understand how you could not like this promo.
I think the reason Larry sounds 900% more convincing than Luger is because this is the sort of American apologetics you might actually hear from some dude at the golf course. "This country taxes the shit out of me and it's full of liberals, but by god, I won't have some pompous ass..." etc.
Really good match, but I can't tell you how much I hate the atmosphere of the Worldwide Arena. This is the match that led to Cactus wanting to leave WCW, as he was assured they would put over the history between the two on commentary and the announcers didn't really treat the match very seriously.
What a pissy baby. Never mind the fact that he was also involved in one of the company's hottest programs at the time of this unrelated B-show main event with 1 week build--no no, the announcers didn't use his preferred verbiage, so it'a "wah wah wah! I want out! this company hates me!". Tony and Bobby sure didn't trash the match, they just didn't alter the tone and shtick they'd been using together for 3+ months. The wacky G-rated Disney Worldwide era was a company problem, not just a Mick Foley problem.
This is excellent for what it is, and due to the short time allotted, it's one of the few TDM's (the only one?) I've ever seen that doesn't have the 30-second rest period between pinfall and 10-count. I wish they all didn't, because that always seemed like a drama and logic killer to me.