3/8/86 - GCW Superstars

3/8/86 - GCW Superstars (TAPED: 2/18/86)
LOCATION: Mid-Hudson Civic Center - Poughkeepsie, NY

Super Cade II is a month away, and we had a packed show this week on Superstars! Gorilla Monsoon & Mark Niemiller introed the show, and what a show it is. Big John Studd will be in action, as will the Intercontinental Title holder Ted DiBiase! The Mexican Eagles face a tough test in Adrian Adonis & The Barbarian! And in the main event, Wahoo McDaniel gets his final shot at the Television Title against reigning champion Tully Blanchard! That, and we will have more announcements regarding Super Cade II, including a new celebrity that will be on hand for the event! Now down to ringside for our first match of the program.

Bob Backlund vs. Tony Stetson

After his last hiatus from injury, Bob Backlund is back and claims to be healthy for the first time in awhile. Backlund did an insert promo saying although he hopes the best for Rick Martel at Super Cade, he is going to be doing his own thing for awhile to get his career back on track. Well it's back onto a good start as he got an easy win here today.

Bob Backlund made Tony Stetson submit to an abdominal stretch in 0:03:02.
Rating: *


We had a pre-tape from last week's show in Toronto following the event. GCW's newest broadcaster, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, was with "The Canadian Strongman" Dino Bravo & his manager Jimmy Hart. Ventura talked about how happy he was to be with someone who might even be stronger than himself, and then inquired about why Bravo & Hart asked for this time. Bravo said that they were sickened by how the Rougeau Brothers had represented his home country tonight. Hart reminded everyone that Dino Bravo is the greatest tag team wrestler in GCW history, and that is was a disgrace to see the legacy of great Canadian tag team wrestlers ruined by a couple of bumbling idiots like Jacques & Raymond Rougeau. Bravo said he wanted to show the world why he is the best tag wrestler of all-time. Hart added that Bravo would find a partner and would take on the Rougeaus at Super Cade - if they had the guts.

Non-Title Match
Ted DiBiase (Intercontinental champion) vs. Nelson Veilleux

During this easy victory for Ted DiBiase, the Intercontinental champion did an insert promo saying that if Bad News Brown wanted a piece of him, he was more than happy to oblige. DiBiase confirmed that he would defend the IC Title against Brown at Super Cade, adding another huge match to an already huge event.

Ted DiBiase pinned Nelson Veilleux after a kneedrop in 0:02:10.
Rating: ** 1/2

The Mexican Eagles vs. The Barbarian/"Adorable" Adrian Adonis (w/ Jimmy Hart)

Adrian Adonis has been making it a habit recently to taunt the Mexican Eagles, and that continued in this tag match. Adonis spent a lot of his time blowing kisses to Dos Caras & Chavo Guerrero, trying to draw their ire. One man he did draw the ire of was his own tag team partner. The Barbarian is about as no-nonsense as they come, and he showed that he wouldn't put up with anyone's tomfoolery - including his own tag team partner. The Barbarian grew tired of Adonis' antics, and showed it by nailing him with a clubbing blow from the apron. Adonis spun right into the hands of Caras, who got him in the Dos Caras Clutch to put this away. After the match, Adonis was throwing a tantrum about how The Barbarian made a huge mistake.

The Mexican Eagles (Chavo Guerrero and Dos Caras) defeated Adrian Adonis and The Barbarian when Dos Caras made Adonis submit to the Dos Caras Clutch in 0:06:33.
Rating: ***


"Mean" Gene Okerlund announced two more matches as official for Super Cade II. With Ted DiBiase formally accepting the challenge of Bad News Brown earlier in the program, the Intercontinental Title will be on the line. The second match to be officially announced was a tag team encounter between The Road Warriors & The Hart Foundation. These two teams have been at each other's throats in recent weeks and will look to settle it once and for all on April 7. Okerlund reminded everyone that Tommy Lasorda & Elvira will also be at the event, and plugged that you can watch the show on this new thing called pay-per-view.

Handicap Match
Big John Studd (w/ Bobby Heenan) vs. Joe Mirto/Andre Malo

Another week, another handicap squash for Big John Studd. Studd continues to dominate this admittedly much lesser opposition, but will he be able to manhandle Andre the Giant at Super Cade?

Big John Studd defeated Joe Mirto and Andre Malo when Studd pinned Malo with the Backbreaker in 0:01:37.
Rating: -* 1/2


We had a video shown next in what appeared to be a jazz bar in Los Angeles. As the camera panned out, we saw Tommy Lasorda sitting at a table enjoying the music being played. The camera panned back to show that the man who was playing the piano was the one and only RAY CHARLES! We then cut to a little skit at the table where Lasorda told Charles he was so excited to hear him perform "America, the Beautiful" at Super Cade. Charles echoed the sentiments, and said it was going to be a great time.

Television Title Match
Tully Blanchard (c) (w/ Bobby Heenan) vs. Wahoo McDaniel

Before the match, Bobby Heenan got on the mic and told Wahoo McDaniel that this would be his last shot at the Television Title. Wahoo grabbed the mic from him and said, "It's the last shot I'll need, WEASEL!" and the fight was on. Blanchard has retained the gold for as long as he has because he is sneaky and he can take a lot of punishment, and he showcased both of those tonight. Wahoo was all over Blanchard for much of the match, but in the end, the crafty reigning champion suckered Wahoo
back toward the corner, grabbed him by the front of the fights, and brought him face first in the middle turnbuckle. Heenan directed Blanchard to hit the Slingshot Suplex and that was the end of that.

Tully Blanchard pinned Wahoo McDaniel with the Slingshot Suplex in 0:07:41.
Rating: ** 1/4
(Tully Blanchard retained the GCW Television Title.)

Be sure to join us next week on Superstars! Bad News Brown will be here, Barry Windham will be here, Rick Martel will be here! The Barbarian will be a guest on the Flower Shop, and our main event will be a 10-man tag pitting Corporal Kirchner, Junkyard Dog, Koko B. Ware, & The Road Warriors against The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff, Shiro Koshinaka, & The Hart Foundation!


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
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

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