WWF Championship Wrestling June 21st, 1986

June 21, 1986

Your hosts are Bruno Sammartino and Vince McMahon

In action tonight are the Killer Bees, Hart Foundation, and the debut of Billy Jack Haynes

Killer Bees vs. Steve Lombardi & Terry Gibbs

The Bees start by working the arm of Lombardi. We see an insert promo from the Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff talking about how the Bees confused them by putting on masks in their match, causing them to lose by countout. Blair hits a crossbody on Gibbs then the Bees hit him with a double elbow smash. Lombardi tags but Brunzell gets the best of him. Blair tags and Brunzell hits Lombardi with an atomic drop then Blair hits him with a clothesline from the second rope for the win (3:24).

Thoughts: They are trying to get over the mask gimmick with the Bees, who would take them off before the match then put them on in order to confuse their opponents during the match.

WWF Update with Gene Okerlund. He reads a page from the WWF Magazine that is about Jimmy Hart as they show a clip of the Junkyard Dog yanking off Hart’s pants during his match at WrestleMania 2.

Tony Park & Jerry Monti vs. Hercules Hernandez & “Cowboy” Bob Orton

The heels take turns destroying Monti. Hercules then takes Monti and drops him across the top rope. Park tags and Hercules clotheslines him down. Orton tags and hits a dropkick and a backbreaker then Hercules puts him away with his backbreaker (2:54). Bobby Heenan joins the booth and gloats about Andre the Giant being suspended as Vince questions what actually happened to Andre.

Thoughts: The match was really a backdrop for the Heenan/Andre feud. Both Orton and Hercules got a chance to show off their offense but that was all. Orton has been doing nothing of note since Piper left for film roles as Hercules still has yet to get over as a heel.

Ken Resnick is with Hulk Hogan, who will be facing Randy Savage in Boston on June 27th. He cuts a promo about the Hulkamaniacs and how his mother is in the kitchen mixing up protein.

Jimmy Kent vs. Billy Jack Haynes

Haynes beats on Kent to start. He then hits a suplex and a press slam as the announcers talk about his physique. Haynes no-sells some kicks and chops then takes Kent down with a bell clap. Kent bounces off of Haynes, which causes Vince to laugh, then gets caught with a backbreaker before Haynes puts him away with a full nelson (3:01).

Thoughts: Haynes looked alright in his debut. However, he moved around the ring and wrestled as a heel, when he was supposed to be a face. He would have been a good, aggressive heel for the WWF if they let him.

Ken Resnick is with Don Muraco, who will be facing Paul Orndorff in Boston. Muraco calls Orndorff a backstabber then tells Orndorff that he is the number one contender. Muraco also brought up last week’s “Flower Shop” appearance by Orndorff in which Adonis  reminded him how Hogan was more popular.

George Wells & Rudy Diamond vs. Hoss & Jimmy Jack Funk w/ Jimmy Hart

The Funk’s attack their opponents before the bell. Wells, who has gained a lot of weight since WrestleMania 2, fights back and clears the Funk’s from the ring. Back inside, Wells misses a charge and Hoss takes control. Diamond tags as Hoss hits a back suplex. Jimmy Jack tags as we see an insert promo from Mike Rotundo & Danny Spivey about how they want to challenge the Funk’s to get through the top of the tag division. Wells tags and hits a few slams but Hoss gets his legs up. Wells makes the tag but Diamond gets destroyed then Hoss puts on the Texas Cloverleaf for the win (3:29). After the match, the Funk’s tie up Diamond until Wells makes the save.

The Flower Shop with guest Bobby Heenan, who talks about how Andre the Giant is gone from the WWF. Hulk Hogan interrupts and tells Heenan to hit the road then yells at Adonis for trying to cause friction between him and Paul Orndorff, putting over how they are like blood brothers and that with a friend like Orndorff, you ever have to look over your back. The fans went nuts for Hogan here.

Hart Foundation w/ Jimmy Hart vs. Mario Mancini & Bob Boyer

Boyer looks to be at least 50 years old. The Anvil pushes him around to start. Mancini tags and the Anvil hip tosses him out from the corner. Brett tags and hits a backbreaker then places Mancini in a tree-of-woe, allowing the Anvil to beat on him. Anvil tags then right after that they put away Mancini with the Hart Attack (2:21).

Thoughts: Another impressive showing from the Hart Foundation. They are frequently showcased on television winning matches, which gets you over.

The Killer Bees give us a PSA about making sure to swim with a buddy and not by yourself.

Les Thornton & The Moondogs vs. David Sammartino & King Tonga & “Leaping” Lanny Poffo

Poffo’s pre-match promo is about the David Sammartino and how he deserves a break about being compared to his father, Bruno. Easier said that done. Moondog Rex and Tonga start things off. Tonga gets the better of that battle then slams all of his opponents. David tags and pushes around Moondog Spot until he tags Lanny. Poffo shows off his agility until Rex knees him from the apron. Thornton tags and beats on Poffo. After some quick tags, Poffo fights back and tags Tonga. He dropkicks Thornton then takes care of the Moondogs before putting Thornton away with a side kick (3:49).

Thoughts: Most of this was to showcase Tonga, who they are pushing after he slammed Big John Studd last week. Sammartino barely did anything and his return did not last long at all, as he was gone by the beginning of July.

Next week, Paul Orndorff will be in action. Also, Danny Spivey & Mike Rotundo, Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff, Tito Santana & Pedro Morales, and the British Bulldogs.

Final Thoughts: Not a whole lot happened this week besides Hogan’s appearance in the “Flower Shop.” Billy Jack Haynes debut was alright and no one seemed to care about David Sammartino’s return to the company. There was a lot of filler too, with the Funk Brothers and Orton & Hercules tag matches.