Starrcade ’85 “The Gathering” is in the books and five new champions were crowned, including a new NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Dusty Rhodes. Two days later, we’re back in the TBS studios for another exciting edition of the Saturday night tradition, NWA World Championship Wrestling.
Continuing the chronological look back at the NWA/Jim Crockett Promotions’ run in the mid-late 80s, it’s time for Starrcade ’85 “The Gathering”. Our main event is a rematch from Starrcade ’84, NWA Champ Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes. However, perhaps the most anticipated match on the card is the I Quit steel cage battle for the U.S. Title between Tully Blanchard and Magnum T.A. Let’s roll…
And now after our gruelling 128 team tournament has run its course (and oh how the world has changed since we started all those…uh…days ago! Remember when RAW was terrible and Cena was booked like superman constantly? Good times.), we are down to the final two. Both close votes in the semifinals, but after tomorrow only one team will get to hoist the prestigious trophy (which the runner-up will promptly destroy). Will it be the Hart Foundation, previous winners of the tournament? Or the Road Warriors, face-painted ripoffs of the Ascension? Tag Tournament Final
I am asking you this and essentially the site this because I have not seen a response in other Ask like columns:
I have been watching UWF stuff online and I noticed Big Bubba (Ray Traylor) came into the UWF and won their title on April 19, 1987. With that being said Watts sold the UWF to Crockett on April 9, 1987. Did Crockett send Big Bubba to UWF to win the title so that a Crockett guy would have the belt?
I also noticed around that time Magnum TA showing up around that time, too, was that a Crockett decision?