058 – STARRCADE
Live from Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA!
George “The Animal” Steele d. Koko B. Ware via submission after the FLYING HAMMERLOCK – * – Solid win for he unpredictable newcomer who went after FRANKIE when the match was over! WARE was able to rescue him and vamoose backstage.
Iron Sheik d. Hillbilly Jim via countout after a piledriver on the arena floor – ***1/2 – IRON SHEIK took it to the newcomer and left him out cold on the arena floor. JIM was taken from the ring via stretcher but should be fine by all reports.
TEXAS DEATH MATCH
KILLER BEES d. THE BOLSHEVIKS via submission when B. Brian Blair trapped Boris Zhukov in a sleeper hold – ** – KILLER BEES pick up the big win against the new team of THE BOLSHEVIKS.
Mr. Perfect d. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan via pinfall after the PERFECT-PLEX – **** – Great match between these too. PERFECT’S technical skills seemed to be too much for DUGGAN’S brawling.
King Harley Race d. One Man Gang via DQ due to brawling – * – This was a revenge match for ONE MAN GANG attacking HEENAN. No revenge was taken though as it spilled out of the ring early and became a wild brawl. The ref finally DQ’d GANG when he refused to bring RACE back into the ring.
KING KONG BUNDY and BOBBY HEENAN came out to gloat about how they’d injured JIMMY SNUKA. They said SNUKA was in no shape and would not be here tonight to wrestle. Much to everyone’s surprise, SNUKA was in attendance, in street clothes. He said they were right. He was in no condition to wrestle tonight but he’d put in a call to a friend and said if BUNDY wanted to fight, he had someone who’d take his place. HEENAN laughed and said that BUNDY would gladly take on and squash and friend of SNUKA’S anytime! SNUKA smiled and asked how you go about squashin…A GIANT! SNUKA then introduced his friend…ANDRE THE GIANT!
Andre The Giant d. King Kong Bundy via pinfall after a BIG SPLASH – ***1/2 – ANDRE THE GIANT shocked the crowd in attendance with his size and athleticism. BUNDY and HEENAN didn’t know what hit them and ANDRE took advantage and picked up the win against BUNDY! As shocked as the crowd may have been at ANDRE’S appearance, they immediately fell in love with the big guy when he so easily dispatched with BUNDY!
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS d. THE DREAM TEAM via pinfall when Bobby Eaton hit Brutus Beefcake with the VEG-O-MATIC – *** – MIDNIGHT EXPRESS easily takes out THE DREAM TEAM and gets the win.
STEEL CAGE MATCH
“Cowboy” Bob Orton d. The Mountie via escape after a SUPERPLEX – **1/2 – ORTON finally get his revenge on THE MOUNTIE in a great STEEL CAGE encounter! It was wild and wooly and was basically one sided as ORTON had waited for so long to get his hands on THE MOUNTIE he wasn’t going to waste any moment of the opportunity!
WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
THE ROAD WARRIORS d. MILLION DOLLAR CORPORATION via pin fall when Road Warrior Hawk covers Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase after the DOOMSDAY DEVICE – ** – THE ROAD WARRIORS pick up a solid win with a nice title defense against DIBIASE and VIRGIL.
WOLRD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH –
“Ravishing” Rick Rude d. Missing Link via pinfall after rolling through when MISSING LINK attempted a deathjump – ** – And it would seem this brings to a close LINK’S quest to reclaim the WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP, at least for now. It will be interesting to see who COMMISSIONER PATRICK names as the new #1 Contender after tonight’s event! RUDE and HEENAN celebrate in the ring as we go off the air!