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Default April 1987 Wrap-Up

April 1987 Write-Up


The Top 5 Promotions:

#1



World Wrestling Federation

Size: National

Cash: $21,303,659

Figurehead: Hulk Hogan




Champions:

WWF World Heavyweight: Hulk Hogan (1st Reign)


WWF Intercontinental: Ricky Steamboat (1st Reign)


WWF World Tag Team: The Hart Foundation (1st Reign)(Bret Hart 1, Jim Neidhart 1)


WWF Women's: Velvet McIntyre (2nd reign)




The Big Event: The Big Event 1987


Attendance: 20,000 (Sold-Out)


Main Event: Hulk Hogan Def. King King Bundy to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship (B, 78)


Match of the Night: Jake Roberts went to a double count-out with Randy Savage. (B+, 87)


Overall Show Rating: B+, 87




Other News:

New Signings: Marty Jannetty, Robert Gibson, Ricky Morton, Mike Rotundo, Ashley Cartier and Mick Foley



Departures: Junkyard Dog



Financial Status: $337,122 GAIN.


#2



New Japan Pro-Wrestling

Size: Cult

Cash: $4,970,165

Figurehead: Antonio Inoki




Champions:

IWGP Heavyweight: Masa Saito (1st Reign)


IWGP Junior Heavyweight: Shiro Koshinaka


IWGP Tag Team: Kimura & Fujinami (3rd Reign)(Tatsumi Fujinami 3, Kengo Kimura 3)




The Big Event: N/A


Attendance: N/A


Main Event: N/A


Match of the Night: N/A


Overall Show Rating: N/A




Other News:

New Signings: Konnan, Scott Hall, Dr. Wagner Jr, Bad News Allen, Buzz Sawyer, Killer Khan, Ryuma Go, Yoshihiro Asai



Departures: N/A



Financial Status: $11,368 LOSS




#3



Jim Crockett Promotions

Size: Cult

Cash: $5,411,462

Figurehead: Ric Flair




Champions:

NWA World Heavyweight: Ric Flair (6th Reign)


NWA United States Heavyweight: Rocky King (1st Reign)


NWA World Television: Tully Blanchard (3rd Reign)


NWA World Junior Heavyweight: Denny Brown (3rd Reign)


NWA World Tag Team: Awesome Twosome (1st Reign)
(Rick Rude 1, Manny Fernandez 2)


NWA United States Tag Team: Ron Garvin (1st Reign) & Barry Windham (1st Reign)


NWA World Six-Man Tag Team: Dusty Rhodes (1st Reign) & The Road Warriors (1st Reign)


NWA World Women's: Linda Dallas (1st Reign)




The Big Event: Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup 1987


Attendance: 19,355


Main Event: The Road Warriors Def. The Rock 'N Express to become winners of the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup (B-, 75)


Match of the Night: Barry Windham Def. Arn Anderson (B, 82)


Overall Show Rating: B-, 75




Other News:

New Signings: N/A



Departures: Mike Rotundo, Robert Gibson, Ricky Morton



Financial Status: $193,018 GAIN




#4



All Japan Pro-Wrestling

Size: Cult

Cash: $9,287,601

Figurehead: Riki Choshu




Champions:

NWA International: Jumbo Tsuruta (2nd Reign)


NWA United National: Genichiro Tenryu (2nd Reign)


PWF World Heavyweight: Riki Choshu (1st Reign)


AJPW Junior Heavyweight: Masanobu Fuchi (1st Reign)


NWA International Tag Team: Kakuryu(2nd Reign) (Tenryu 2, Tsuruta 8)


PWF World Tag Team: Footloose (1st Reign) (Toshiaki Kawada 1, Samson Fuyuki 1)


AJPW All-Asia Tag Team: Vacant




The Big Event: Champion Carnival 1987


Attendance: 13,000


Main Event & Match of the Night: Riki Choshu Def. Terry Funk to retain the PWF World Heavyweight Championship (A+,97)


Overall Show Rating: B+ (86)




Other News:



New Signings: N/A



Departures: N/A



Financial Status: $174,268 LOSS




#5



American Wrestling Association

Size: Cult

Cash: $2,611,454

Figurehead: Curt Hennig




Champions:

AWA World Heavyweight: Nick Bockwinkel (6th Reign)


AWA World Tag Team: The Midnight Express (1st Reign)


AWA World Women's: Sherri Martel (3rd Reign)


AWA Light Heavyweight: Vacant




The Big Event: AWA April Supercard 1987


Attendance: 15,182


Main Event & Match of the Night: Nick Bockwinkel Def. Wahoo McDaniel to retain the AWA World Heavyweight Championship (B+,88)


Overall Show Rating: B- (74)




Other News:



New Signings: Vicki Williams


Departures: Mick Foley & Marty Jannetty



Financial Status:$ 174,268 LOSS




Other Industry News:

Deaths:Bruno Sammartino (A. 51)



Retirements: Freddie Blassie, Lou Thesz



New Workers: Yoshihiro Asai, Akira Katayama, Mike Roselli, Randy Tyler, Bull Pain
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