7/19/86 - GCW Superstars

7/19/86 - GCW Superstars (TAPED: 6/24/86)
LOCATION: Mid-Hudson Civic Center - Poughkeepsie, NY

Gorilla Monsoon and Mark Niemiller welcomed everyone to the hottest weekly television show in the world, GCW Superstars! They briefly talked about King of the Ring, where Niemiller was practically beaming to announce that Barry Windham was the winner, mentioning how Windham is finally successful after looking out for himself. They also mentioned that Hulk Hogan retained his World Title, and Monsoon teased that they would be showing some footage later that shows that all might not be well in the Heenan Family. Niemiller immediately blew it off, saying it was merely a minor setback. They finished up by running down today's show, highlighted by a grudge match between Dos Caras and Hector Guerrero! Now off to the ring and Howard Finkel.

Junkyard Dog vs. Jack Kruger

Easy win for JYD as you would expect. The highlight was an insert promo during where he and Koko B. Ware challenged Adrian Adonis and Honky Tonk Man to a tag team match for next Saturday in Philadelphia to see if they can all settle their issues.

Junkyard Dog pinned Jack Kruger with the Thump Powerslam in 0:01:34.
Rating: -1/2*


As Monsoon had mentioned in the opening, a video was shown that was apparently filmed moments after the main event of the King of the Ring after Hulk Hogan retained the World Title against King Kong Bundy in a steel cage encounter. During the video where Bobby Heenan seems unaware that the camera is even there, the Brain is brow-beating Bundy, saying that this was their last chance to get the World Title back and he blew it. Bundy was doing his best to keep his cool but when Heenan got in his face, Bundy snapped back and told Heenan to back off. Heenan looked like he saw a ghost and apologized. Big John Studd then entered and was upset himself, yelling about how he would have won the King of the Ring if Heenan wasn't so preoccupied with The Barbarian. Heenan was stumbling on his words to explain himself to both of these behemoths when he caught sight of the camera. Heenan lost his mind and was rushing at the cameraman, screaming for him to turn the camera off and something about lawyers and litigation. The video ends with Heenan shoving the camera out and slamming the door shut.

Bobby Heenan was out next for our next contest as Lex Luger would be in action, but Heenan rushed the announce position first, screaming at Monsoon for defamation and saying he had no right showing that video as it was filmed without his permission. Monsoon deflected and asked Heenan about the Heenan Family falling apart. The Brain was taken aback and said there was no problems with the Heenan Family (and called Monsoon a big monkey in there too). Heenan did say there would be some big changes coming soon though, and it was only a matter of time before Bobby Heenan was back on top.

"The Total Package" Lex Luger (w/ Bobby "The Brain" Heenan) vs. Gary Semones

Despite Heenan clearly being out of it and worried about outside matters, The Total Package didn't have much trouble taking care of his opponent this week. The announcers did reveal that Luger would be taking on the newly returned Kerry Von Erich in 2 weeks' time here on Superstars.

Lex Luger pinned Gary Semones after a powerslam in 0:04:44.
Rating: * 3/4

Bad News Brown vs. Don Driggers

After Bad News Brown more or less legally assaulted Don Driggers, we got a surprise appearance at ringside by Television champion "HACKSAW" JIM DUGGAN. Duggan referenced Brown's recent comments about Bad News not getting the same opportunities as him because he's black. Well Duggan was here to give him a huge opportunity - a shot at the Television Title. Brown accepted, and Hacksaw let him know there would be no excuses when he beats him for the title. We've learned this match has been signed for next week on Superstars.

Bad News Brown pinned Don Driggers with the Ghetto Blaster in 0:02:06.
Rating: -*


"Mean" Gene Okerlund was a-buzzing for this week's Live Event Report, as he always is. He briefly ran down the major events of King of the Ring, including showing a small clip of the end of the finals which saw Barry Windham defeat Ted DiBiase to become the 1986 King of the Ring. Okerlund speculated that Windham may now be in line for an Intercontinental Title shot. Okerlund ran down next Saturday's card, highlighted by a battle royal to determine who faces Hulk Hogan for the World Title at The Big Event. Okerlund also mentioned that with Bob Backlund suffering an injury in the King of the Ring tournament, he will not be competing against Tully Blanchard as originally advertised, but instead will be replaced by Television champion Jim Duggan. Okerlund concluded by saying he was hoping they'd have some match announcements for the Big Event next week on Superstars.

The Rock 'N Roll Express (World Tag Team champions) vs. Rick Hunter/Serge Jodoin

Nothing more than a showcase for our World Tag Team champions, who will surely be watching the round robin series of matches in Philadelphia very closely next Saturday night.

The Rock 'N Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) defeated Rick Hunter and Serge Jodoin when R. Morton pinned Hunter after the Double Dropkick in 0:03:55.
Rating: 1/2*

Dos Caras vs. Hector Guerrero

Our main event has been brewing for awhile as there is a lot of well documented history between Dos Caras and Hector Guerrero. Hector blames Caras for getting his brother Chavo injured and has been trying to get even for that ever since he returned. Caras came out hot as he is tired of Hector both blaming and attacking him, so this was his shot to put an end to this as well. Caras actually attacked Hector before the match, and from there it was a pure fight. You'd think we'd get a great lucha battle, but not today. We got more of a fight than anything, and it would come to an end when Hector Guerrero deliberately went low on Caras as it looked like Caras was about to win.

Dos Caras defeated Hector Guerrero by disqualification in 0:08:45.
Rating: ** 1/4

After the aftermath of that and a quick commercial break, Monsoon announced that Dos Caras and Hector Guerrero will meet one more time next Saturday night at the Spectrum in Philadelphia to settle their feud. They closed out the live arena part of the show by saying that next week, the Television Title will be on the line with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan defending against Bad News Brown! The Barbarian will be here, as will Andre the Giant, and so much more!


Before we went off the air, we got an interview in the locker room with Intercontinental champion Ted DiBiase. DiBiase was fuming to himself as Lord Alfred Hayes asked him about coming up short in the King of the Ring. DiBiase begrudgingly gave Barry Windham credit, but mentioned the shortcuts Windham took by attacking him before the match. DiBiase ran down their history and said he was going to put an end to it once and for all. He said he spoke to President Jack Tunney and asked for, no BEGGED for one more match with Barry Windham, even willing to put the IC Title on the line to make it happen. The match will take place in Philadelphia next Saturday night, and DiBiase said he is going to put an end to all of this once and for all.


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

Battle Royal for World Title shot at The Big Event
INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE - Ted DiBiase (c) vs. Barry Windham
The Road Warriors vs. Sgt. Slaughter/Stan Hansen
The Road Warriors vs. The Power Company
Sgt. Slaughter/Stan Hansen vs. The Power Company
NON-TITLE - Jim Duggan vs. Tully Blanchard
Junkyard Dog/Koko B. Ware vs. Adrian Adonis/Honky Tonk Man
Dos Caras vs. Hector Guerrero

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

Card TBA

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