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Crockett Cup ’86

The 1st Annual Crockett Cup
April 13, 1986
New Orleans, LA
The Superdome

The best of Bill Watts’ UWF and Jim Crockett Promotions come together to compete in a day long 24-tag team tournament with a grand prize of a million dollars! Oh yeah, and to honor the late Jim Crockett Sr. too, of course. It’s wrestling history, BAYBEE!

Your hosts are David Crockett and Tony Schiavone. Hooray Read the rest of this entry

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Crockett Cup ’88

The 3rd Annual Crockett Cup
April 22-23, 1988
Greenville, SC & Greensboro, NC
Greenville Auditorium & Greensboro Coliseum

So Turner would buy out JCP in the fall, making this the final Crockett Cup. In case you haven’t been following or just don’t know, the winner of this tag team tournament gets a million dollars cash money!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone Read the rest of this entry

Crockett Cup ’87

The 2nd Annual Crockett Cup
April 10-11, 1987
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Arena


WOW! What a huge bunch of wrestling this would’ve been to sit through. Good thing they split it up into two days! There’s like twenty-something teams battling it out in single-elimination tournament style. Luckily, the good people at Turner have cut this tape down to a 2-hr highlights tape. As for the tournament, the top-eight tag teams according to the NWA people get to skip the first round and go right to the next round. Those teams would be the NWA tag champs Rick Rude & Manny “Ragin’ Bull” Fernandez, Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff (or the Super Powers, whichever you prefer), The Road Warriors, The Midnight Express, Giant Baba & Isao Takagi, Ivan Koloff & Vladimir “Don’t Call Me Putin” Petrov, and Tully Blanchard and Lex Luger. Why Arn Anderson and Kevin Sullivan are together instead of Arn and Tully, I have no idea. Anyways, the winning team gets to split a million smackeroos and a kiss on the cheek all the way from heaven by Jim Crockett Sr. himself!

This intro video is LONG! Clocking in at just over three minutes!

Your host is Tony Schiavone. All this time in the wrestling biz and he couldn’t make ONE friend? Read the rest of this entry

The Great American Bash Tour ’86 Highlights

NWA The Great American Bash Tour 1986
July 5, 1986 & July 26, 1986
Charlotte, NC
Memorial Stadium

This is just a 2-hour tour highlights tape. I believe the only match in full is the Flair/Rhodes world title match from 7/26.

Your hosts are David Crockett and Tony Schiavone. Read the rest of this entry

Clash of the Champions #3 (09/88)

NWA Clash of the Champions III: Fall Brawl
September 7, 1988
Albany, GA
Civic Center

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Bob Caudle! Read the rest of this entry

The Great American Bash 1988

NWA Great American Bash ’88: The Price for Freedom
July 10, 1988
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Arena

After being a part of the NWA’s calendar for three years, they finally narrowed down the concept to one show and one city; Baltimore. Baltimore would be home to eight of the next twelve “Bashes”, which is more than any one city has ever held for one particular wrestling show in North America.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross! Read the rest of this entry

Clash of the Champions #2 (6/88)

NWA Clash of the Champions II: Miami Mayhem
June 8, 1988
Miami, FL
James L. Knight Center

Talk about a drop from the original, CotC 2 doesn’t even have an NWA World title match OR a multi-million dollar wrestling company to compete against in this timeslot. Basically from this show forward, the Clash was used to further a major feud (or feuds) before a big blowoff match. Which feud (or feuds) am I talking about? Let’s find out!

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Bob Caudle! Read the rest of this entry

Clash of the Champions #1 (3/88)

NWA Clash of the Champions
March 27, 1988
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum

So the WWF wants to put on a PPV to make cable companies choose which wrestling show they let America watch on Thanksgiving? Fine. The WWF gets two hours on free-TV for the first-ever Royal Rumble show, while we’re trying to have a crappy battle royal inside of a cage called “The Bunkhouse Stampede”? Whatever, that’s cool. But if you think for one second that we’re not going to put on a show during that one day a year where you show forth your abnormal compulsion of “wrestling” and that we’re not going to show you guys up North how it’s done with a two-hour wrestling extravaganza, then you’re DEAD WRONG, mister (McMahon)!

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross! Read the rest of this entry

Starrcade 1987

NWA Starrcade ’87: Chi-Town Heat
November 26, 1987
Chicago, IL
UIC Pavilion

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross! Read the rest of this entry

The Great American Bash Tour 1987

NWA The Great American Bash Tour 1987
July 1-31 1987

This is from back in the old days when the Great American Bash was a month-long extravaganza. It wouldn’t be until four months later when the NWA would showcase their first ever PPV, so this was acceptable. This tape was put out by Turner Home Entertainment as a “best of” tape of sorts, featuring some full and some clipped matches from the tour. Read the rest of this entry

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