7/12/86 - GCW Superstars

7/12/86 - GCW Superstars (TAPED: 6/24/86)
LOCATION: Mid-Hudson Civic Center - Poughkeepsie, NY

MATCH #1
The Power Company (w/ Jimmy Hart) vs. Mike Brown/Paul Berger

Every time we see Dino Bravo & Hercules team up, they impress even more. Bravo's history as a tag team specialist is well documented, and Monsoon commented he may have another World Tag Team Title partner on his hands here with Hercules. These two are powerful, and with Jimmy Hart at the helm, they are ruthless as shown by Hercules putting this one away after hitting Paul Berger with his steel chain for no good reason.

The Power Company (Dino Bravo and Hercules) defeated Mike Brown and Paul Berger when Hercules pinned Berger after hitting him with a foreign object in 0:03:50.
Rating: -1/4*

BAD NEWS BROWN DOESN'T LIKE OUR NEW TELEVISION CHAMPION

We cut backstage where "Lord" Alfred Hayes was standing by with Bad News Brown. Brown had some harsh words for newly crowned Television champion "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan. Brown said that the fact that another "white boy" is TV champion is another example of the systematic way that GCW is trying to keep the black man down. Hayes looked about as uncomfortable as a man could in this situation. Brown said that if Tunney wasn't going to give him the opportunities he deserved, he was going to take them by force.

MATCH #2
"The Enforcer" Arn Anderson (w/ Bobby "The Brain" Heenan") vs. Rusty Brooks

It wouldn't be a stretch to say that Arn Anderson is the most talented mat technician in GCW. He picked Rusty Brooks apart in this match before finishing him off with the Gourdbuster. It's hard to imagine a world where the Enforcer doesn't hold championship gold sooner rather than later.

Arn Anderson pinned Rusty Brooks with the Gourdbuster in 0:02:56.
Rating: ** 1/4

MATCH #3
Honky Tonk Man vs. Koko B. Ware

The Honky Tonk Man has shown exactly what type of person he is when he smashed a guitar over Junkyard Dog's head (something he is going to have to answer for in 2 days at King of the Ring), but someone who took exception to HTM as well is JYD's ACTUAL friend, Koko B. Ware. Koko is usually all about having a good time, but he looked a little more focused today taking on HTM. We knew Honky Tonk was going take any shortcuts he could, but we didn't expect him to do what he did. From the opening bell, HTM was on his heels. Koko was all over him, using his speed to stay on top of his opponent. HTM took a powder to the floor, but Koko was right there after him. Koko tossed HTM back in the ring, but then he noticed on the other side of the ring that JIMMY HART was harassing Frankie the parrot on the floor, yelling at him through the megaphone and causing the bird to squawk like crazy. Koko didn't like that as he ran over to confront the Mouth of the South. HTM had the referee's attention so he didn't noticed ADRIAN ADONIS grab Koko and throw him into the ringpost! Koko was possibly concussed, but was definitely knocked loopy enough that he couldn't make it back in the ring.

Honky Tonk Man defeated Koko B. Ware by countout in 0:06:20.
Rating: ** 3/4
[Adrian Adonis interfered against Koko B. Ware.]

To make matters worse here, it was then revealed that Honky Tonk Man has joined the First Family. HTM is riding high now, but his tune is sure to change at King of the Ring.

MATCH #4
The Barbarian vs. Roger Kirby

The Barbarian keeps rolling along. He has yet to taste defeat in GCW, and he wasn't going to do so today. Roger Kirby looked scared out of his mind, and with good reason. There was someone else looking on, but not scared, but with dollar signs in his eyes. BOBBY HEENAN was down at ringside taking some mental notes. It seems obvious that Heenan would like to add Barbarian to the Heenan Family, but does Barbarian want to join?

The Barbarian pinned Roger Kirby with the Diving Headbutt in 0:03:01.
Rating: DUD

LIVE EVENT REPORT W/ GENE OKERLUND

Most of the Live Event Report was about Monday's King of the Ring, but the effervescent "Mean" Gene Okerlund did have another announcement. He made mention of last week's main event that ended in a huge brawl. He said that unfortunately during the melee, newcomer Nikita Koloff suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and will be out for some time. Okerlund mentioned the 3-team round robin in Philadelphia, saying it will still go on, but the Russians have now been replaced with the Power Company. Not much else as far as news, just a preview of the King of the Ring tournament.

MATCH #5
Bob Backlund vs. "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin (w/ Precious)

Main event time between two competitors who have a long history. If you'll remember, it's Bob Backlund who brought Jimmy Garvin to GCW, but they are anything but friends these days. Garvin also feels that Backlund has interfered in his affairs recently, so we had this match on tap to close out today's show. Backlund is as no nonsense as they come, and Garvin did everything he could to get under Backlund's skin with his wild antics. The problem for Gorgeous Jimmy though was that even when he got the advantage, he'd keep up those antics. Backlund made him pay for it in a big way though, locking him in the Crossface Chickenwing and putting this one in the books to close the show. Now Backlund moves on to wrestle a man who is not at all pleased with him, former Television champion Tully Blanchard.

Bob Backlund made Jimmy Garvin submit to the Crossface Chickenwing in 0:06:26.
Rating: * 1/2

You'll want to join us next week where we will have all the news and fallout from King of the Ring! We're also going to see Lex Luger compete, as well as World Tag Team champions the Rock 'N Roll Express! Bad News Brown will be in action, as too will Junkyard Dog. Our feature match will be a grudge back between former tag team partner Dos Caras and Hector Guerrero! See you next week!

UPCOMING EVENTS

7/14/86 - KING OF THE RING - Sullivan Stadium - Foxboro, MA

WORLD TITLE STEEL CAGE MATCH - Hulk Hogan (c) vs. King Kong Bundy

Tournament Participants:

FIRST ROUND - Junkyard Dog vs. Honky Tonk Man
FIRST ROUND - Barry Windham vs. Hector Guerrero
FIRST ROUND - Jim Duggan vs. Adrian Adonis
FIRST ROUND - Dos Caras vs. Bad News Brown
FIRST ROUND - Koko B. Ware vs. Lex Luger
FIRST ROUND - The Barbarian vs. Big John Studd
FIRST ROUND - Bob Backlund vs. Jimmy Garvin
FIRST ROUND - Ted DiBiase vs. Arn Anderson

7/26/86 - The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA

Battle Royal for World Title shot at The Big Event
The Road Warriors vs. Sgt. Slaughter/Stan Hansen
The Road Warriors vs. The Power Company
Sgt. Slaughter/Stan Hansen vs. The Power Company
Bob Backlund vs. Tully Blanchard

8/28/86 - THE BIG EVENT - CNE Stadium - Toronto, ON, CA

Card TBA

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