7/26/86 - GCW Superstars

7/26/86 - GCW Superstars (TAPED: 7/15/86)
LOCATION: Mid-Hudson Civic Center - Poughkeepsie, NY

"The Birdman" Koko B. Ware (w/ Junkyard Dog) vs. "Adorable" Adrian Adonis (w/ Jimmy Hart & Honky Tonk Man)

Our opener for the day was a preview of a tag title match signed for tonight in Philadelphia with Koko B. Ware taking on "Adorable" Adrian Adonis. We also had a packed house at ringside with Junkyard Dog, Honky Tonk Man, and Jimmy Hart there. Koko was fired up early and didn't want to deal with any of Adonis' tomfoolery, not letting the Adorable One's antics get into his head. JYD did a bang up job of keeping Honky Tonk Man & Hart at bay, but eventually they would get involved. Jimmy Hart tried to jump on the apron to go for a dastardly deed, but JYD grabbed him and pulled him down. JYD was going to clock Hart, but Honky Tonk nailed him from behind and tossed him into the ringspot. In the meantime, Adonis had gotten ahold of the megaphone and absolutely blasted Koko with it for the DQ.

Koko B. Ware defeated Adrian Adonis by disqualification in 0:6:00.
Rating: ** 3/4

If Koko & JYD are going to win tonight, they're going to need a quick recovery as they were left worse for wear as we went to break.

Andre the Giant vs. Mario Mancini

Squash. Literally.

Andre the Giant pinned Mario Mancini with the Elbowdrop in 0:01:55.
Rating: 1/2*

The Barbarian vs. Jim Haley

The Barbarian was not being paid by the hour today, as he absolutely obliterated the hapless Jim Haley, pinning him in a mere 10 seconds.

The Barbarian pinned Jim Haley with the Diving Headbutt in 0:00:10.
Rating: *


As had happened in previous weeks, Bobby "the Brain" Heenan had been watching, but this time, he was going to make his move. He had a contract with him, and he grabbed a mic to make a formal offer to The Barbarian. Heenan gave his pitch, saying that with his brains and Barbarian's brawn, they could rule the wrestling world. As the Brain laid out his plans, The Barbarian simply looked confused, clearly not understanding. Heenan handed Barbarian the contract and mimed signing it, trying to get the savage to do it. Instead, Barbarian smiled and then proceeded to eat the contract. Barbarian chased Heenan out of the ring, leaving the Brain to scramble up the aisle.


Lord Alfred Hayes caught up with Bobby Heenan after the commercial to talk about what just happened. Heenan could barely gain his composure, stumbling over his words. Eventually he mustered that The Barbarian was going to pay because NO ONE disrespects him like that.


"Mean" Gene was done about to lose his mind with excitement as he brought us the Live Event Report. He went over the card for tonight's Philadelphia with the added JUST ANNOUNCED match of The Barbarian taking on King Kong Bundy after what had taken place earlier in the program. Okerlund also promised next week he will have matches to announce for The Big Event, as well as an EXCLUSIVE interview with World champion Hulk Hogan!

"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan (c) vs. Bad News Brown

Bad News Brown has been telling anyone who will listen how undeserving Jim Duggan is to be the TV champion, even going as far as claiming there is a racial bias that allows someone like Hacksaw to get a title shot but not him. Well, he had his shot today, and Duggan was looking to shut him up. Not that these two are known for their technical skill anyway, but this was an emotion fueled fight. Duggan doesn't like anyone telling him he is undeserving of his opportunities, and he was looking to shut Brown up once and for all. Unfortunately if you're a Hacksaw fan, it didn't exactly work out that way for him. Duggan got a little too intense and near the end of a brutal match, was pounding on Bad News with punches in the corner. Referee Joey Marella tried to pull Duggan away, thus turning his back to Brown. Brown reached into his tights and pulled out an object. As Hacksaw went back in for the kill, but walked right into a loaded punch from Brown. 1. 2. 3. We have a new Television champion.

Bad News Brown pinned Jim Duggan after hitting him with a foreign object in 0:11:38.
Rating: 1/4*
(Bad News Brown won the GCW Television Title.)

Brown grabbed the TV Title violently from the timekeeper and held it high over his head. Monsoon was yelling about how we witnessed highway robbery whereas Niemiller was happy to counter by saying Bad News was just doing whatever it took to take what was his. Monsoon was certain that Duggan wasn't going to take this miscarriage of justice.

Be sure to join us next week on Superstars! Former World champion King Kong Bundy will be in action, as will Junkyard Dog. GCW's favorite tourists, The Rougeau Brothers, will take on The Hart Foundation, and a big grudge match between Kerry Von Erich and Lex Luger!


The GCW Championship Committee acted quickly in regards to what went down during the Television Title match. They wouldn't go as far as to reverse the decision as the referee's decision is final in GCW, but a rematch was made in short order. On August 28 in Toronto at The Big Event, Bad News Brown will defend the TV Title against "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan.


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
Jim Duggan vs. Tully Blanchard
Junkyard Dog/Koko B. Ware vs. Adrian Adonis/Honky Tonk Man
Dos Caras vs. Hector Guerrero
The Barbarian vs. King Kong Bundy

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

WORLD TITLE - Hulk Hogan (c) vs. Winner of Battle Royal
TELEVISION TITLE - Bad News Brown (c) vs. Jim Duggan

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