3/22/86 - GCW Superstars

3/22/86 - GCW Superstars (TAPED: 3/11/86)
LOCATION: Mid-Hudson Civic Center - Poughkeepsie, NY

Welcome to GCW Superstars! Gorilla Monsoon & Mark Niemiller were on hand as usual to talk about our fantastic show as we make our way to Super Cade II! On today's program we will see Adrian Adonis in action, the Intercontinental champion is here, the most sparkly tag team in wrestling will be here, and our feature match will pit "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan against "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson of the Heenan Family! But first to the ring where the Rougeau Brothers are ready to go! Take it away, Howard Finkel!

The Rougeau Brothers vs. Mike Sharpe/Joe Mirto

Jacques & Raymond gave an insert promo during their opening match victory on Superstars, speaking to the challenge of Dino Bravo. Jacques said he respects his countryman's history as a tag team competitor, but if he thought they were worried about his mystery partner, he was mistaken. Raymond made sure to add that after they beat Bravo and his partner at Super Cade, his brother and he were going to see all of the sights of Los Angeles.

The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau and Raymond Rougeau) defeated Mike Sharpe and Joe Mirto when J. Rougeau pinned Mirto after a spinebuster slam in 0:03:04.
Rating: 3/4*

"Adorable" Adrian Adonis (w/ Jimmy Hart) vs. Nelson Veilleux

Adonis had fun with his opponent today, beating him in quick fashion and putting lipstick on him when the match was over. Monsoon mentioned that Adonis better enjoy these antics now, because he didn't think The Barbarian was going to go for it. Niemiller wasn't so certain, saying that The Barbarian would look good in lipstick, which got a hearty, "Will you be serious!?" from the Gorilla.

Adrian Adonis pinned Nelson Veilleux after a DDT in 0:01:23.
Rating: -1/2*


We had a video of an otherwise empty building with a wrestling ring in it. Outside the ring was Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, and inside the ring was the GCW World champion King Kong Bundy, along with three enhancement talents. Heenan said that normally he wouldn't let the morons at home catch a glimpse of one of his men training, but he wanted the whole world, and especially Rick Martel, to see what Bundy was capable of. As you would expect, Bundy absolutely destroyed all 3 men, yelling threats toward Martel as he did it. Martel will never quit and will fight until he can't fight anymore, but being in the ring with a monster like Bundy, in a steel cage no less, may be more than he can overcome.

Ted DiBiase (Intercontinental champion) vs. Ivan MacDonald

Ted DiBiase looked sharp in action today, picking up the win with the Cobra Clutch. The Intercontinental champion goes into Super Cade preparing for the battle of his life against the hoodlum from Harlem, Bad News Brown. Niemiller made mention that DiBiase better be ready to take a beating, because that's exactly what Brown is bringing to Los Angeles.

Ted DiBiase defeated Ivan MacDonald when MacDonald passed out in the Cobra Clutch in 0:03:36.
Rating: * 1/4

The Electric Dream Machine (w/ Precious) vs. Ron Shaw/Rusty Brooks

The EDM were sparkly and they were victorious. But mostly sparkly.

The Electric Dream Machine (Jimmy Garvin and Steve Regal) defeated Ron Shaw and Rusty Brooks when J. Garvin pinned Brooks with the DDT in 0:00:50.
Rating: -3/4*


Okerlund did his thing by running down the 9 announced matches for Super Cade II on April 7 in Los Angeles. Nothing new to report on the show, but Okerlund did say there were still rumblings of adding 1 or 2 more matches to the already stacked show.

"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan vs. "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson (w/ Bobby Heenan)

"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan is looking to make 2016 a breakout year. After having an unexpected yet brief reign as 1/2 of the World Tag Team champions, Duggan is now back on his own, and would really be tested in our feature matchup against Arn Anderson. Talk about your contrasting styles. Anderson is about as technically sound as they come. If the Enforcer can get ahold of one of your body parts, you may be leaving the ring on a stretcher. Duggan, on the other hand, will just throw punches until one knocks you out. It was an interesting contest that became more heated as it went on. Eventually the fight got out of control, the two men spilled outside, and were counted out while they were trying to beat the tar out of each other.

Arn Anderson and Jim Duggan battled to a double countout in 0:06:59.
Rating: ** 1/4

Monsoon had to actually wrap up the show and preview next week's Superstars while Duggan & Anderson were still brawling (Niemiller had already run away at that point, because, that's his way).

Next week's Superstars will be a very special episode as we will have not one, not two, but THREE feature matches! The Rock 'N Roll Express meet The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff, in a preview of Super Cade, Hawk of the Road Warriors meets Bret "Hitman" Hart of the Hart Foundation, and the Television Title will be on the line as Tully Blanchard puts the gold up against Chavo Guerrero!


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

STEEL CAGE MATCH FOR THE WORLD TITLE - King Kong Bundy (c) vs. Rick Martel
INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE - Ted DiBiase (c) vs. Bad News Brown
WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES - Sgt. Slaughter/Stan Hansen (c) vs. The Rock 'N Roll Express
TELEVISION TITLE - Tully Blanchard (c) vs. Barry Windham
FLAG MATCH - Corporal Kirchner/Junkyard Dog/Koko B. Ware vs. The Iron Sheik/Nikolai Volkoff/Shiro Koshinaka
Andre the Giant vs. Big John Studd
The Road Warriors vs. The Hart Foundation
Adrian Adonis vs. The Barbarian
The Rougeau Brothers vs. Dino Bravo/???

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