2/1/86 - GCW Superstars

2/1/86 - GCW Superstars (TAPED: 1/7/86)
LOCATION: Mid-Hudson Civic Center - Poughkeepsie, NY

RICK MARTEL DOING SOME GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNING

As GCW Superstars kicked off this week, we saw Rick Martel continuing his campaign to get President Jack Tunney to reverse his ruling about never wrestling for the World Title again. Not only does Martel have a call-in and write-in campaign ongoing (which apparently are going very well so far), but he also wanted to get signatures from the live crowd in the Mid-Hudson Civic Center. Martel was going through with a clipboard getting fans to sign to support his cause. Mark Niemiller downplayed this, saying that it was going to take more than a few signatures from these morons to make a difference. Gorilla Monsoon gave a, "Will you be serious!?" before we cut to the intro video.

After the video, Monsoon & Niemiller ran down today's show, which will feature Chavo Guerrero taking on Arn Anderson, the debut of The Barbarian, and in the main event, Junkyard Dog & Koko B. Ware will team up to meet The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff! Niemiller said not to forget that Dusty Rhodes will be the special guest on the Flower Shop, where he was sure Adrian Adonis would hit him with all the hard-hitting questions. Monsoon rolled his eyes before sending it to the ring for our first match.

MATCH #1
Barry Windham vs. Tony Stetson

As Barry Windham was coming down to the ring, we got an insert promo with Television champion Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, and their manager Bobby Heenan. They said that Windham should have learned his lesson a long time ago and he will pay for not staying out of their business. If Windham was worried about the retribution of the Heenan Family, he didn't show it as he hit the Superplex for the win.

Barry Windham pinned Tony Stetson with the Superplex in 0:03:03.
Rating: * 1/4

MATCH #2
Chavo Guerrero vs. "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson

Chavo Guerrero is known for having a good time, but the Enforcer was not in the mood. Arn Anderson jumped Chavo before the match even started and rarely let up. Chavo tried to use his lucha style to keep some distance, but Anderson meticulously picked him apart before hitting the Gourdbuster to pick up the win.

Arn Anderson pinned Chavo Guerrero with the Gourdbuster in 0:05:19.
Rating: *** 1/4

THE FLOWER SHOP W/ GUEST DUSTY RHODES

Back from break we were at the set of The Flower Shop as "Adorable" Adrian Adonis welcomed guest, former World champion "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes. Rhodes received a big ovation as he danced for the crowd. Adonis asked Rhodes if he had lost weight, saying he looked to be at least 15 pounds lighter after losing the World Tag Team Titles. Rhodes feigned being amused by the joke and said he's lost more titles than Adonis has even had shots at so to watch himself. Rhodes added that though he really enjoyed teaming with Jim Duggan and will be there if Hacksaw needs anything, they have decided to go their separate ways. Adonis asked if he's not teaming with Duggan anymore, what is he going to do? Rhodes said there is very little he hasn't done in GCW, but he is always hungry for more. Rhodes said that he wants to be World champion again, as Rick Martel isn't the only guy who thinks King Kong Bundy has gone too far. So Rhodes was formally challenging Bundy to put up the World Title against him. He said he didn't care if it was today, next week, or at Super Cade, all he wanted was a shot.

MATCH #3
The Barbarian vs. Mike Saxon

We got to see a new talent compete for the first time today, and boy was he scary. Known simply The Barbarian, that's exactly how he wrestled - like a savage beast. Mike Saxon had no answers as he was mauled throughout this match. Monsoon & Niemiller rarely agree on anything, but they both agreed that The Barbarian is going to be a very dangerous man in GCW.

The Barbarian pinned Mike Saxon with the Diving Headbutt in 0:02:22.
Rating: DUD

TED DIBIASE WITH AN OPEN CHALLENGE

Lord Alfred Hayes was standing by backstage with Ted DiBiase, the reigning and defending Intercontinental champion. DiBiase had asked for this time, so Lord Alfred wanted to know what DiBiase wanted to get off his chest. DiBiase put over Dino Bravo, who he had just had several wars with, but he mentioned he walked out with the IC Title still around his waist. DiBiase said he wanted to be a fighting champion because the battles with Bravo brought out the best in him. He mentioned he had talked to Jack Tunney and got his request granted. In two weeks time here on Superstars, he was putting out an open challenge to anyone who wanted a shot at the IC Title. DiBiase didn't care who answered, as long as they were coming to fight.

LIVE EVENT REPORT W/ GENE OKERLUND

You can always tell when Gene Okerlund has some news to break because he always seems just a little more excited for the Live Event Report. He did indeed have some news, starting with our next big event, Saturday Night Slam Masters from Phoenix, AZ on March 1. Okerlund said the card was still pending, but he could announce the first official match for the show. It will be a tag team match pitting Wahoo McDaniel & Barry Windham against Arn Anderson & Television champion Tully Blanchard! Okerlund said that as he gets more matches for the big MTV special, he'll let us know.

Okerlund had more news though, this time about a show to take place the day after Slam Masters. On March 2, GCW returns north of the border to the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto for a big time live event. No matches in the books yet.

But the biggest news this week is that the first match for Super Cade II has officially been signed, and it is a big one… literally! On April 7 in Los Angeles, the match we have all been waiting for will take place. It will be Big John Studd taking on Andre the Giant! Studd has been claiming to be the true giant of professional wrestling, so now he will get his chance to prove it. This will be the first match back for Andre after Studd injured him back in December, and surely he will be out for revenge.

MATCH #4
Junkyard Dog/Koko B. Ware vs. The Iron Sheik/Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Freddie Blassie)

Early on in our feature contest for the day, SHIRO KOSHINAKA made his way down to the ring, because you know with the Foreign Legion, where you see one, you're bound to see the rest of them. The tides would get evened up when CORPORAL KIRCHNER would come down to support Junkyard Dog & Koko B. Ware. With all of these combustible elements at ringside, it was only a matter of time before all hell broke loose. Late in the match as Koko hit the ropes, Koshinaka reached in and tripped him up. Kirchner didn't like it as he ran over and tackled Koshinaka, firing away at him with right hands. The Iron Sheik jumped off the apron to go after Kirchner, which prompted JYD to go around to get in on the fight. Since things were already crazy anyway, Volkoff caught Koko with a low blow and this match was officially thrown out.

Junkyard Dog and Koko B. Ware defeated The Foreign Legion (Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik) when K. B. Ware defeated Volkoff by disqualification in 0:07:17.
Rating: *

We were already almost out of time, but we went off the air with all 6 men brawling around ringside with the crowd going nuts.

Join us next week on Superstars for another fantastic show! Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson will team to take on their old rivals, the Rougeau Brothers! Dino Bravo will be in action, as well as the World Tag Team champions Sgt. Slaughter & Stan Hansen! "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan will be in action as well. And we just received word, that the Electric Dream Machine, upset with how they were "ambushed and cheated" in Boston have actually volunteered to take on the Road Warriors in their GCW TV debut! You will want to set your VCRs to record for this one! See you next week, folks!

UPCOMING EVENTS

3/1/86 - SATURDAY NIGHT SLAM MASTERS - Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Phoenix, AZ

Wahoo McDaniel/Barry Windham vs. Tully Blanchard/Arn Anderson

3/2/86 - Maple Leaf Gardens - Toronto, ON, CA

Card TBA

4/7/86 - SUPER CADE II - Los Angeles Sports Arena - Los Angeles, CA

Andre the Giant vs. Big John Studd

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