2/15/86 - GCW Superstars

2/15/86 - GCW Superstars (TAPED: 1/28/86)
LOCATION: Mid-Hudson Civic Center - Poughkeepsie, NY

FROM THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT JACK TUNNEY

GCW Superstars went on the air with a video from President Jack Tunney. Tunney addressed the recent campaign by Rick Martel to get a World Title shot against King Kong Bundy by overturning the previous ruling that Martel could never wrestle for the top prize in our sport again. Tunney mentioned the thousands of letters and phone calls the GCW offices have gotten in regards to this matter. Tunney said that this week he will be meeting with the Championship Committee, as well as the lawyers of Mr. Martel and Mr. Bundy. He promised the fans of GCW that he would make an official decision on the matter next week on Superstars.

Gorilla Monsoon & Mark Niemiller were on hand to open the show, and Niemiller was already livid that Jack Tunney would even consider allowing Rick Martel wrestle King Kong Bundy for the World Title. Monsoon countered that with what Bundy has been trying to get away with since becoming World champion, he's lucky that he hasn't been stripped of the title! Either way, we would know for sure next week. But on today's show, a lot of fantastic wrestling is lined up as we will see a heated rivalry continue with Corporal Kirchner taking on the Foreign Legion's Nikolai Volkoff! The impressive newcomer The Barbarian will compete, as will Barry Windham! And we get ourselves an Intercontinental Title match as Ted DiBiase defends the title against the man who answered his open challenge, Bad News Brown! Now, to Howard Finkel for our first match of the day.

MATCH #1
The Rock 'N Roll Express vs. Bob Bradley/Terry Gibbs

The Rock 'N Roll Express continue to fire on all cylinders as they pick up the win to kick off Superstars. With Robert Gibson's big match against Sgt. Slaughter coming up at Saturday Night Slam Masters, the Express could use all of the momentum they can get.

The Rock 'N Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) defeated Bob Bradley and Terry Gibbs when R. Gibson pinned Gibbs after a German suplex in 0:03:07.
Rating: 1/2*

MATCH #2
The Barbarian vs. Joe Mirto

The Barbarian proved during this match that his debut definitely wasn't a fluke. This guy is a beast, plain and simple. A quick and decisive victory. During the match, Monsoon & Niemiller announced that The Barbarian would be facing Chavo Guerrero at Saturday Night Slam Masters. Niemiller remarked that with how The Barbarian has looked, that may be Chavo Guerrero's last match ever.

The Barbarian pinned Joe Mirto with the Diving Headbutt in 0:01:58.
Rating: -1/2*

MATCH #3
Corporal Kirchner vs. Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Freddie Blassie)

Corporal Kirchner has battled with the Foreign Legion since he came to GCW, and that fight continued on Superstars. Kirchner has had a lot of success so far, but it hasn't been easy as we saw here. Kirchner was doing well which is when Freddie Blassie jumped up on the apron to distract Danny Davis. THE IRON SHEIK & SHIRO KOSHINAKA were quickly to ringside during this distraction. Koshinaka jumped in the ring to take a swing at Kirchner, but Kirchner ducked and hit an atomic drop which sent the Japanese Assassin over the top. In dispatching of Koshinaka, Kirchner didn't see Iron Sheik throw a fire extinguisher into Volkoff. Volkoff clocked Kirchner and disposed of the evidence, allowing Volkoff to get the cheap 1-2-3.

Nikolai Volkoff pinned Corporal Kirchner after hitting him with a fire extinguisher in 0:04:10.
Rating: 3/4*
[Shiro Koshinaka and The Iron Sheik interfered against Corporal Kirchner.]

Blassie directed his men to lay the boots to Kirchner, but JUNKYARD DOG & KOKO B. WARE rushed to the ring to prevent that from happening. It looks like we're near all out war between these six men.

MATCH #4
Barry Windham vs. Tony Stetson

An insert promo from Barry Windham along with Wahoo McDaniel aired where they discussed their Slam Masters match against Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson. Windham said that Wahoo was there for his teammates and he back at War Games, so he was going to be there for Wahoo. Wahoo said that Blanchard, Anderson, and the whole Heenan Family have been running wild, and they're going to do their part to tame them. Windham added that after they beat Blanchard & Anderson, he just might go after the Television Title.

Barry Windham pinned Tony Stetson with the Superplex in 0:02:45.
Rating: **

LIVE EVENT REPORT W/ GENE OKERLUND

It is going to be a busy few weeks in GCW, and "Mean" Gene Okerlund was here to tell us all about it on the Live Event Report! First on the list, just two weeks away, it will be Saturday Night Slam Masters from the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, AZ! As we learned earlier, the impressive newcomer, The Barbarian, will be in action to take on former Intercontinental champion Chavo Guerrero. We do know we'll have Wahoo McDaniel teaming with Barry Windham to take on Television champion Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson. And the big main event, Robert Gibson of the Rock 'N Roll Express goes for revenge against the man who put him on the shelf and cost Ricky Morton & he their chance to regain the World Tag Team Titles, Sgt. Slaughter! Don't forget the special stipulation where if Gibson manages to win, the Rock 'N Roll Express will meet the Unholy Alliance for the gold at Super Cade II! High stakes, that's for sure.

Okerlund added that is, of course, the Unholy Alliance are still the champs come Super Cade II as on our second big show in the coming weeks, from the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, ON, CA, Sgt. Slaughter & Stan Hansen are set to defend against the Canadian natives, the Rougeau Brothers! The Rougeaus are known for being tourists in a strange land, but this time they will be right at home. But will the homefield advantage be enough to help them overcome the odds to overthrow the dominant tag team champs? The other match we know for this show is Koko B. Ware taking on The Barbarian. Okerlund also added that Chavo Guerrero vs. Adrian Adonis has been signed as well.

And then the big one, Super Cade II, from the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Tommy Lasorda will be there. Elvira will be there. Ray Charles will be there. And Andre the Giant returns to take on Big John Studd! Okerlund said his backstage sources have given him word that next week on Superstars, he be will be able to announce more matches for the biggest wrestling show in history!

MATCH #5
Intercontinental Title Match
Ted DiBiase (c) vs. Bad News Brown

You have to hand it to Ted DiBiase. Even after suffering a minor tear to his groin back in Boston last month, DiBiase wanted to defend the Intercontinental Title against anyone who wanted the shot. The man who wanted the shot is the man with the meanest attitude in all of GCW, Bad News Brown. Brown is going to come straight at you when you're healthy, so imagine what he's going to be like if he knows you have an injury. DiBiase is not one to make excuses though. DiBiase might not have the street upbringing that Brown does, but remember that DiBiase's father was "Iron" Mike DiBiase, so toughness runs in the family. Still, DiBiase wanted to make this a wrestling match, but it didn't take long before this turned into a fight. Referee Dick Kroll did his best to maintain order, but it became obvious this one was not going to stay in the ring. Once it spilled to the floor, both men ignored the count as fighting each other became more important.

Bad News Brown and Ted DiBiase battled to a double countout in 0:05:48.
Rating: **
(Ted DiBiase retained the GCW Intercontinental Title.)

Even after the bell, the brawl raged on as officials rushed out to break it up. Easier said than done, as DiBiase & Brown got ahold of each other two more times before some wrestlers spilled out of the locker room to pull them apart. I have a good feeling this is not the last we've seen out of these two.

Be sure to join us next week for a monumental episode of Superstars! Two history making events will take place. First, President Jack Tunney will give his final decision in the Rick Martel case, and free on television, we will see a rare World Title match as King Kong Bundy defends against Dusty Rhodes! Set your VCRs to record, because you will want to watch this one again! So long, everybody!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Robert Gibson vs. Sgt. Slaughter
Wahoo McDaniel/Barry Windham vs. Tully Blanchard/Arn Anderson
Chavo Guerrero vs. The Barbarian

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

WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES - Sgt. Slaughter/Stan Hansen (c) vs. The Rougeau Brothers
Koko B. Ware vs. The Barbarian
Chavo Guerrero vs. Adrian Adonis

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

Andre the Giant vs. Big John Studd

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