There is a two-week period in between the last show and this one. WWE Network is apparently missing the February 1 show. TBS also aired “Superstars on the Superstation” on February 7, with supposed “dream matches” that the fans voted for. It’s not on the WWE Network either, but Rock Star Gary provides a good review here. The Midnight Express defeated the Rock & Roll Express for the NWA World Tag Team Titles on that show, which brings us to tonight…
The opening clip is Ronnie Garvin knocking out a series of jobbers, and we’re supposed to believe that he’s a legitimate threat to the NWA World Title. Yeah, like that’ll ever happen…
Tony Schiavone and David Crockett are our hosts from the TBS Studio. Magnum T.A., the Russians, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes & Baby Doll, Ron Garvin and many more will be here…
The opening clip shows the Midnight Express jumping the Rock & Roll Express, with the Midnights injuring Ricky Morton’s throat by dropping him on Jim Cornette’s tennis racket…
Tony Schiavone and David Crockett are our hosts this week from the TBS Studio. They tell us the feud between the two tag teams is “the hottest feud in the country right now”. They’ll both be on the show today, along with Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Dusty Rhodes and many more, including a very inauspicious debut of a future star, and will the Four Horsemen make an impact this week?
The opening video clip is from last week’s show, when Baby Doll tells Arn Anderson he’s next. No, not to job to Goldberg, but to get injured by Dusty Rhodes. To the show open we go…
Tony Schiavone & David Crockett are our hosts this week and they tell us Arn Anderson is the new World TV champion, (he beat Jimmy Valiant, Ron Garvin, and then Wahoo McDaniel in the finals of the tournament last weekend in Greensboro)…
Welcome to the start of an incredible year of wrestling action for Jim Crockett Promotions. 1985 was very good. 1986, for the most, part, was even better. This is the high point of the Crockett territory, with a roster full of hall of famers and should-be hall of famers. It’s also the year the Four Horsemen take over for the first time. As a wrestling fan of almost 40 years, I would match JCP’s 1986 up against any era from any territory. It’s one of the best ever in terms of angles and in-ring action. The first 10 months of it, at least.
This show is a big one…
A big year for Jim Crockett Promotions comes to a close with a jam-packed Saturday night program that will include NWA World Champ Ric Flair putting the title on the line against Ronnie Garvin and the final Superstation Championship Challenge Series matchup: U.S. Champ Magnum T.A. facing Ole Anderson. Should be a great program…
In celebration of my birthday, I thought I’d write about a birthday cake angle from Jim Crockett Promotions prior to Ted Turner’s buyout.
Live from Baltimore, MD
Airdate: July 10, 1988
Hosted by Tony Schiavone & Jim Ross
Live from Miami, FL
Airdate: June 8, 1988
Hosted by Tony Schiavone & Bob Caudle
While the initial Clash stands on its own as a spectacular, this Clash serves as a promotional vehicle for the upcoming Great American Bash tour. Get out your beach umbrella, fruity cocktail, and sunscreen as we head to Miami, Florida for some NWA wrestling action!
Live from Greenville, SC & Greensboro, NC
Airdate: April 22 & 23, 1988
Attendance: 4,440 & 6,200 respectively
Hosted by Tony Schiavone & Jim Ross
After the incredibly successful and exciting Clash, how does Jim Crockett Promotions follow up? They scheduled a twenty-four team tournament, but, as you will find out, there are only twenty-two teams. This ought to be interesting…
Live from Greensboro, NC
Airdate: March 27, 1988
Hosted by Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross, and Bob Caudle
In previous reflections, we learned that Vince McMahon and the WWF initially opposed Starrcade ’87 with Survivor Series then subsequently Bunkhouse Stampede with Royal Rumble on USA. With the help of TBS, Jim Crockett Promotions counter-attacked by opposing WrestleMania IV with this show. Back in 1988, despite my admiration for Savage, I tuned in to watch this show instead. Let’s see what transpired.
Live from Uniondale, NY
Airdate: January 24, 1988
Hosted by Jim Ross & Bob Caudle
This was Jim Crockett Promotions’ second foray into PPV. Can you guess how the WWF counterattacked? Oh yeah, I reflected on the Royal Rumble last week, and that was on free TV! Let’s see what Dusty Rhodes’ booking did here.
Taped from several cities
Airdates: several dates
Attendance: varied by location
Hosted by Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross with token appearances by Bob Caudle and David Crockett
As you can see, this was not so much a one-night extravaganza as much as a “best of” tour with blockbuster matches. Of course, the most historical portion of the tour was featured prominently to provide everyone with arguably Dusty Rhodes’ greatest idea.
Live from both Greensboro, NC & Atlanta, GA
Airdate: November 27, 1986
Attendance: 16,000 in Greensboro, 14,000 in Atlanta
Hosted by Bob Caudle, Johnny Weaver, Tony Schiavone, and Rick Stewart
This reflection is dedicated to the illustrious but shortened career of Magnum T.A.
Happy Hump Day, BoD faithful! And also, happy WCW Wednesday!
Since Survivor Series occurs this weekend, let’s reminisce about the show that the inaugural Survivor Series made us forget about…Starrcade ’87!
What happened, you ask? Good question!