Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania II: I Knew I Hated Triple Threats

Wrestlemania II Date: April 7, 1986 Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New York City, New York/Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois/Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 16,585 (New York), 9,000 (Chicago), 14,500 (Los Angeles), 40,085 (Total) Commentators: Vince McMahon, Susan St. James, Gene Okerlund, Gorilla Monsoon, Cathy Lee Crosby, Alfred Hayes, Jesse Ventura, Elvira […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania II: Working Out The Kinks

Wrestlemania II Date: April 7, 1986 Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New York City, New York/Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois/Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 16,585 (New York), 9,000 (Chicago), 14,500 (Los Angeles), 40,085 (Total) Commentators: Vince McMahon, Susan St. James, Gene Okerlund, Gorilla Monsoon, Cathy Lee Crosby, Alfred Hayes, Jesse Ventura, Elvira […]

Starrcade 1986: I Miss Magnum

Starrcade 1986 Date: November 27, 1986 Location: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina/The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia Attendance: 16,000/14,000 Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Rick Stewart, Bob Caudle, Johnny Weaver Much like last year, this show had a subtitle: Night of the Skywalkers. In this case it was because of a tag team scaffold match, meaning a scaffold was […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania II: The Ugly Stepchild Of Wrestlemania

Wrestlemania II Date: April 7, 1986 Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New York City, New York/Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois/Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 16,585 (New York), 9,000 (Chicago), 14,500 (Los Angeles), 40,085 (Total) Commentators: Vince McMahon, Susan St. James, Gene Okerlund, Gorilla Monsoon, Cathy Lee Crosby, Alfred Hayes, Jesse Ventura, Elvira […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania II: They Didn’t Know

Wrestlemania II Date: April 7, 1986 Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New York City, New York/Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois/Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California Attendance: 16,585 (New York), 9,000 (Chicago), 14,500 (Los Angeles), 40,085 (Total) Commentators: Vince McMahon, Susan St. James, Gene Okerlund, Gorilla Monsoon, Cathy Lee Crosby, Alfred Hayes, Jesse Ventura, Elvira […]

On This Day: November 22, 1986 – Superstars of Wrestling: One Of The Best Episodes ever

Superstars of Wrestling Date: November 22, 1986 Location: Broome County Arena, Binghamton, New York Attendance: 6,400 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jesse Ventura, Bruno Sammartino Wow I haven’t done one of these in awhile. We’re closing in on 1987 and the beginning of the build towards Wrestlemania. I’m hoping the source I get these from finishes out […]

On This Day: October 11, 1986 – Superstars of Wrestling: Night of 80s Tag Matches

Superstars of Wrestling Date: October 11, 1986 Location: Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland Attendance: 7,000 Commentators: Jesse Ventura, Vince McMahon, Bruno Sammartino Back to Superstars again as we continue what would become the build to Wrestlemania 3 in a few months. If we somehow get to the new year, I’ve already reviewed the January through March […]

On This Day: October 4, 1986 – Saturday Night’s Main Event #7: 1986 In A Nutshell

Saturday Night’s Main Event 7 Date: October 4, 1986 Location: Coliseum at Richfield, Richfield, Ohio Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jesse Ventura This is more or less the beginning of Hogan vs. Orndorff and not much else. We’re not quite to the build for Mania but we’re getting closer. Not a lot is going on here as […]

Superstars on the Superstation: The Original Clash of the Champions

Superstars on the Superstation Date: February 7, 1986 Location: The Omni, Atlanta, Georiga Attendance: 10,000 Commentators: David Crockett, Tony Schiavone This is a rare show that I’ve heard about for years. Basically it’s a fan selected card with four matches featuring top stars. You could think of this as the prototype for Clash of the […]

On This Day: September 6, 1986 – Superstars (Debut Episode): That Awkward Period Before Hogan vs. Andre

Superstars of Wrestling Date: September 6, 1986 Location; Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jesse Ventura, Bruno Sammartino So I was going to do the September 13 episode when I found out that it was the second episode of the series. This would be during Hogan vs. Orndorff in what was an […]