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George “The Animal” Steele d. S. D. Jones via submission after a FLYING HAMMERLOCK – * – Of note in this match is that STEELE was accompanied to the ring by CAPTAIN LOU ALBANO who seems to have taken the unpredictable ANIMAL under his wing. STEELE picks up a quick win against S.D. JONES.

Missing Link d. Koko B. Ware via countout when WARE begins chasing LOU ALBANO after he interferes – ** – WARE was on his way to a win when LOU ALBANO interfered on LINK’S behalf and WARE began chasing him around ringside, earning himself a countout loss in the process.

MILLION DOLLAR CORPORATION d. KILLER BEES via submission Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase locked B. Brian Blair in the MILLION DOLLAR DREAM – ** – Good back and forth match that saw all four men involved in decent action. MILLION DOLLAR CORPORATION pick up the win and continue their winning streak.

LOSER MUST BOW TO WINNER
STREET FIGHT MATCH
King Harley Race d. One Man Gang with a pinfall after an AMAZING suplex – ***** – ONE MAN GANG was so close to winning several times, but the true spirit of the former champion shone through and he proved tonight why he is the King! After the match, ONE MAN GANG did bow but when he stood after he attacked RACE from behind sending the King and HEENAN scurrying out of the ring.

HANDICAP MATCH
Andre The Giant d. Mr. Perfect via DQ when MR. PERFECT throws a chair at ANDRE – * – Seconds into this match ANDRE had the upper hand. He threw PERFECT out of the ring and when ANDRE went after him, PERFECT threw a chair right at ANDRE’S head! The ref called for the bell immediately and the fans booed loudly as HEENAN and PERFECT left ringside in a hurry.

GULAG ELIMINATION MATCH
Iron Sheik and THE BOLSHEVIKS d. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Hillbilly Jim, and Cousin Luke
ORDER OF FALLS
1. Iron Sheik d. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan via submission with the CAMEL CLUTCH
2. Boris Zhukov d. Cousin Luke with via pinfall after a hard clothesline
3. Hillbilly Jim d. Nikolai Volkoff via pinfall after a quick rollup
4. Iron Sheik d. Hillbilly Jim via pinfall after a single leg lariat
 – *** – This one was wild and bloody as everyone expected! The heroes though never really seemed to gain any ground and though HILLBILLY JIM was able to pick up a fall, the SHEIK and THE BOLSHEVIKS ruled the night.

FIRST BLOOD MATCH
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka d. King Kong Bundy via stoppage when BUNDY is burst open after a SUPERFLY LEAP – **1/2 – JIMMY SNUKA finally get his payback against BUNDY for injuring him as he picks up a big win in this match! BUNDY had some offense, but not much. The match was almost all SNUKA! Fans cheered SNUKA loudly when he won and BUNDY hobbled, bloody, to the back with HEENAN after the match.

WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
THE ROAD WARRIORS d. MIDNIGHT EXPRESS via pinfall after Road Warrior Animal flattened Bobby Eaton with a POWER SLAM – ***1/2 – MIDNIGHT EXPRESS took an early offensive position but the tide quickly turned and the ROAD WARRIORS dominated for the rest of the match, effectively cutting the ring in have and refusing to allow EATON to tag. Soon it was just a matter of time before EATON was too weak to fight back and the ROAD WARRIORS continue their hold on the belts!

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
“Ravishing” Rick Rude d. “Cowboy” Bob Orton with a pinfall after the RUDE AWAKENING – ***1/2 – ORTON was obviously still shaken by the attack on his father by THE MOUNTIE a few weeks ago. He was filled with rage at HEENAN for paying for the trip for THE MOUNTIE to ‘visit’ his father but that made him unfocused in this match and RICK RUDE was able to keep his belt! HEENAN and RUDE celebrated retaining the belt through the end of 1982 as we…

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