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Default WWF Superstars & Challenge #7 (04/16 & 04/17)



WWF Superstars of Wrestling #7

April 16th, 1987

From the Hoffman Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Attendance: 11,000 (Sold-Out)

Announce Team: Gorilla Monsoon, Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura







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The announce team hypes up tonight's main event between WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Hulk Hogan and Dino Bravo. They talk about how Hogan will he need to watch his back tonight, as The Heenan Family could strike at any given moment.




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Normal, Singles Match

Shawn Michaels Vs. Honky Tonk Man (/w Jimmy Hart)



The young 21-year old Shawn Michaels looked to make his debut here in the WWF against The Honky Tonk Man. Michaels showed that he was very well capable of having the skill set to have a spot here in the WWF. HTM would not let the rookie get one over him and with a distraction by Jimmy Hart, he guaranteed that there wouldn't be an upset. Michaels fell for Hart's distraction, which helped HTM deliver the Shake, Rattle and Roll.


Winner: Honky Tonk Man

Match Time: 6:13

Finish: Shake, Rattle and Roll leads to HTM getting the pin.





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Bobby Heenan is backstage with the rest of The Heenan Family, with Paul Ordnorff being absent. Heenan talks about how "The King" Harley Race will no longer have to face the Junkyard Dog due to JYD suffering an injury last week on Wrestling Challenge. Heenan assures that Race will be getting a match on the card, regardless to prove he is in fact, the king. Heenan begins to hype up Hercules upcoming open challenge for the WWF World Television Championship.


Bobby Heenan: "Harley Race, will get himself a match at The Big Event to further prove that he is in fact the true king of the WWF. Whoever he defeats, he'll prove that he's the next men in line for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. However, that is down the line, tonight we talk about the "Almighty" Hercules. Tonight, we're starting a WWF World Television Championship open challenge. Each and every week. Hercules will defend this title against anyone and prove to everyone watching why he was the best men to win the title. Success is in fact on the way for The Heenan Family, especially once King Kong Bundy takes the championship away from Hulk Hogan!"


Suddenly, Bobby Heenan's face turns into shock once he sees a familiar face. When the camera turns on him, it turns out to be...




Paul Ordnorff. Ordnorff questions Heenan on where his success is at and that he's a bigger deal in the group than anyone else standing in front of him. The Heenan Family look ready to jump Ordnorff after his comments, but Heenan signals them to calm down. Heenan informs Ordnorff that his time will be coming, he just needs to remain calm and patient. Ordnorff says that he better be right, before leaving the scene.




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The announce team hypes up the fact that "Rowdy" Roddy Piper will be appearing on WWF Superstars of Wrestling next week to address the fans. McMahon says that all he knows as of this moment is that Piper will be addressing the recent attack by the hands of The Russian Alliance.




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Normal, Tag Team Match

The Wild Samoans (/w King Curtis Iaukea) Vs. The Rock 'N Roll Express



The Rock 'N' Roll Express tag team consisting of Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton, made their debut here in the WWF tonight. Jesse Ventura mentioned how the tag team is destined for big things here, as they have had a lot of success outside the federation. The Wild Samoans wanted to crush their debut by delivering the tag team a loss, but that wouldn't be happening. Morton and Gibson showed what they were all about and finished Sika off with a double dropkick, for Gibson to earn the pin.


Winners: The Rock 'N Roll Express

Match Time: 7:10

Finish: Double Dropkick by The Rock 'N Roll Express helps Ricky Morton get the pin over Sika.





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Backstage, Butch Reed talks about his big match against Rick Steamboat for the WWF Intercontinental Championship at The Big Event. Reed talks briefly about why he chose to attack Steamboat, claiming he needed people to realize that he's the big deal around here.


Butch Reed: "Everybody is gunning for that WWF Intercontinental Championship, yet everybody is talking about facing Ricky Steamboat. My attack on Steamboat was a clear indication that I'm not a man to be forgotten about. WrestleMania III, I won the 15-men battle royal in what was my PPV debut. I made a statement that night and I have zero intentions on stopping. Steamboat, your opponent at The Big Event is not Randy Savage nor Jake Roberts. Your opponent is "The Natural" Butch Reed and you better be ready, because I'm not taking it easy on you or anybody else!





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Bobby Heenan makes his with his client, the WWF World Television Champion, Hercules. Once in the ring, Heenan talks about doing the honors and issuing the first open challenge for the WWF World Television Championship. They wait until...




Billy Jack Haynes comes down the ramp and announces that he has accepted the challenge. Heenan laughs at Haynes and talks about how much of a joke this is. McMahon mentions on commentary, that Haynes deserves a shot after making it to the final elimination of last week's battle royal. Heenan then goes on to say that this match is not happening, until Hercules takes the microphone and claim he accepts the fight.





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WWF World Television Championship



Normal, Singles

Billy Jack Haynes Vs. Hercules (/w Bobby Heenan)



Haynes has been on a decline rate of momentum as of late, but if any moment meant he could turn it around, this would be that moment. While Hercules, was determined to finish Haynes off easily and earn his first defense of his title reign. Haynes had the upper-hand to begin this match, unloading a series of strikes to Hercules and bringing the big men down. Haynes brought a tank full of offense with him, as he was relentless in his moves. The announce team acknowledged it by claiming Haynes was more focus on revenge than the title. Hercules eventually rebounded though, as he was outside of the ring, Heenan went and distracted the referee. Haynes followed Hercules outside, but it left Haynes getting hit hard in the head by Hercules' chain. The strike was vicious enough to cause some blood to pour out, as Hercules sent Haynes back into the ring. Hercules finished Haynes off with a Full Nelson and was declared the winner after there was no response by Haynes.


Winner: Hercules

Defense: #1

Match Time: 6:49

Finish: Full Nelson earns Hercules the submission.





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The Hart Foundation were backstage, in which they discussed their final match against The British Bulldogs at The Big Event. They talk about how once they finish them up, they'll be looking to face a tag team that is ready to step up to the plate.


Jim Neidhart: "Jack Tunney wants to give The Bulldogs another chance against us, which still hasn't sat well with me considering that we defeated them on the biggest stage, WrestleMania. Whether Danny Davis got involved or not, the match was decided once the bell rang, that The Hart Foundation was leaving as tag team champions."


Bret Hart: "Regardless, we got another match against them April 26th and to anyone who still believes that we aren't the best tag team today, we'll prove every one of you wrong at The Big Event."


Jimmy Hart hypes up the big match between The British Bulldogs and The Hart Foundation one final time, before the cameras head back to the ring.




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Normal, Non-Title, Singles Match

Dino Bravo Vs. Hulk Hogan



Dino Bravo had the best moment to prove his claim that he's the strongest man in the world by defeating the WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Hulk Hogan. He held true to his world in the opening of the match, executing well on the offense and stopping Hogan from getting any momentum. The fans rallied Hogan on late in the match, which seemed to motivate Hogan to kick it back into gear. Bravo delivered a couple of strikes to Hogan's face, but Hogan would block the third strike. Hogan began to toss out a couple of punches himself, before tossing Bravo to the ropes and hitting him with a big boot. Hogan flexed his biceps for a brief second, before finishing the match with the big leg drop.


Winner: Hulk Hogan

Match Time: 7:25

Finish: Big Leg Drop earns Hogan the pin.





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Hulk Hogan celebrates his victory with the fans, until his music gets interrupted...





Bobby Heenan begins to walk down to the ring alongside King Kong Bundy, who is scheduled to face Hogan at The Big Event. Heenan congratulates Hogan on his win but reminds him that his real challenge is having to pin his fellow client's shoulders down on the mat for a 3 count. Heenan informs Hogan that he is on borrowed time with the WWF World Heavyweight Championship and that come next week, Bundy will have it in his possession.


Bobby Heenan: "Time is truly not on your side Hogan, not for you or any of your Hulkamaniacs. In fact, every minute that ticks' tocks away is another minute closer that King Kong Bundy is crowned the new world champion. Next week, Bundy will finally be the men to take that title away from you and prove that his WrestleMania loss to you a year ago was only because of the cage stipulation. Hogan, whether you like it or not, you're looking at your new champion... King Kong Bundy!!!"


Hogan, being the fighting champion that he is, signals Bundy to bring it and that they can settle this right here, right now. At ringside, Heenan reminds Hogan that he doesn't know what he's getting himself into. Hogan continues to taunt Bundy, which leads to Heenan finally telling Bundy to get in there and remind Hogan what he's getting himself into.


King Kong Bundy gets into the ring and has a one on one stare down with Hogan, as Heenan watches from ringside. Hogan showing no intimidation, throws the first strike, which prompts Bundy to retaliate with a few hooks of his own. Both men begin to fight it out in the ring, with neither men getting the advantage over one another. Vince McMahon then informs the viewers that that is all the time we have left for this week's Superstars but reminds fans to tune in next week to know of the fallout between Bundy and Hogan.





TV Rating: 1.38 (1,035,050 Viewers)

Show Overall Grade:



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Backstage News / Incidents / Opinions

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WWF Wrestling Challenge #7

April 17th, 1987

From the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio

Attendance: 9,734

Announce Team: Lord Alfred Hayes & Gorilla Monsoon







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Itsuki Yamazaki and Velvet McIntyre went one on one against each other, in which the winner was bound to face The Fabulous Moolah for the WWF Women's Championship at next week's Wrestling Challenge. The match was even on both sides but McIntyre came out winning after performing the McIntyre Roll in 6:12 (D,43)

Gene Okerlund interviews Paul Ordnorff, who expresses his frustrations with Bobby Heenan having no spot for him. Ordnorff explained that he hired Heenan to give him a run with a title and yet Hercules has received the TV title, Race is King of the Ring and Bundy gets a world title shot. Ordnorff adds that If Bundy can't get the job done, then Heenan better do what's best for business, which is have him face Hogan. (B-.76)

Demolition faced off against The Rougeau Brothers, in which they dominated the siblings and made their mark that they are a threat to be reckon with in the tag division. Smash earned the pinfall in 6:57 (C,60)

Johnny V is backstage talking to his client Brutus Beefcake about possibly receiving a WWF World Television title, but the talks go nowhere once Greg Valentine returns from injury. Valentine congratulates Beefcake's recent efforts but adds that Brutus isn't great without him. Johnny V hurries up and puts the tension to rest by saying that they are at their best when they are a team. (C-,59)

Randy Savage gets interviewed by Ken Resnick and talks about his opponent next week Superstars of Wrestling, Rick Martel. Savage claims he's only looking forward to his match against Jake Roberts at The Big Event and that he looks forward to proving his case. (B,82)

Tito Santana faced off against Bob Orton Jr in a singles match. Santana eventually came out as victorious once he locked in the Figure Four Leglock and finished the match at 6:28. (B-,73)

After the match, Tito Santana calls out Ted DiBiase to a rematch at The Big Event but he gets no response. (C, 60)

Butch Reed continued his big wave of momentum by dominating Jim Duggan in the main event. He finished the match off with the Gorilla Press Slam and earned the pin at 6:22 (C+)

Butch Reed taunts the fans after his win, however, Reed wasn't expecting Ricky Steamboat to come running into the ring and getting himself some revenge. Steamboat delivered a decent amount of offense before sending him over the top rope. (B+, 83)




TV Rating: 0.49 (371,930 Viewers)

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Backstage News / Incidents / Opinions

• Tom Magee reportedly asked for a pay raise backstage, in which it seems as though it was rejected. Rumors has it that Magee, who makes $500 per appearance, requested a $360 pay raise and was denied. Some have mentioned that that is why Magee is furious as of the moment. There is no word from WWF on the situation or why they have denied the raise.


This Week's News

• 69-year-old, St. Louis native, Freddie Blassie retired officially retired on April 17th and looks forward to life outside of the wrestling business. Blassie's accolades include being a one-time NWA Wildside Heavyweight Champion and a one-time NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion in which he won back in March 1957.

• Continental Championship Wrestling (CCW) looks to be cutting budget costs as they have announced several names released from the promotion such as, Keith Hart, Norvell Austin, Tommy Rogers, Ken Wayne, Scott Armstrong, The Headhunters and Doug Furnas.

• Some industry veterans are saying that 22-year old Andre Baker is a man to watch out for, as they believe he's a future top star in the British Isles. Baker is not currently signed anywhere at the moment, but that could change after this headline.

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