NWA World Championship Wrestling, November 30, 1985

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.

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Starrcade ’85 “The Gathering” – November 28, 1985

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…

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David Crockett Memorial Tag Tournament FINALS

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

The David Crockett Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament 2014!

Just for fun, I thought I'd generate some discussion by running another massive tag team tournament, this one featuring all the teams to ever hold a version of the WWE tag team titles from the start of the Hulkamania era until now.  That gave me a nice 128 team limit to work with.  
The bracket is as follows, and it was generated completely at random:
So we'll throw up polls every day to hopefully generate some discussion and have fun.  Rules for the tournament are that each version of a wrestler is a different person for the purposes of matchmaking (so Big Show & Undertaker can face Undertaker & Kane or Big Show & Kane), and voting criteria is whatever you want.  Pick whoever would be booked to win, whoever you like best, who would win in a real fight, whatever.  Polls will run until there's a clear majority or until I feel like it.  As a reminder, last time we ran this years ago, The Hart Foundation defeated Edge & Christian in the finals.  
Good luck to all!

UWF Crockett Question

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?

Yup, Crockett bought the UWF and absolutely wanted to populate the show with his own guys.  There were big plans for Bubba and it was a pretty darn good way to give him main event experience.  That being said, the whole UWF experiment turned pretty quickly into the same thing as all his other acquisitions did, with Crockett short-sightedly stripping the promotion of all the usable talent (Sting, Steiner, Gilbert, Williams) and then sending his job guys down there to replace them.  Is it any wonder the UWF died so quickly afterwards?