Hulk Hogan & Mr. T vs. Paul Orndorff and Roddy Piper, Intercontinental Champion Greg Valentine vs. The Junk Yard Dog, Tag Team Champions the U.S. Express vs. Nikolai Volkoff and the Iron ... See full summary »
The first ever Royal Rumble battle royal, a staggered battle royal with a new participant every 2 minutes. Also: WWF Women's Tag Team Championship (2 out of 3 falls) : The Jumping Bomb ... See full summary »
Hulk Hogan goes up against Andre the Giant for the WWF World Championship, while Randy 'Macho Man' Savage battles Ricky Steamboat for the Intercontinental Championship at the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit.
WWF Title: Hulk Hogan vs. The Undertaker, The Leigon of Doom & The Big Boss Man vs. The Natural Disasters & Irwin R. Schyster, Ric Flair, The Mountie, Ted DiBiase & The Warlord vs. Roddy ... See full summary »
The 5th Annual Royal Rumble battle royal, with the vacant WWF Title going to the winner, WWF Intercontinental Championship: The Mountie vs. Roddy Piper, WWF Tag Team Championship: The ... See full summary »
Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake vs. Randy Savage & Zeus, WWF Intercontinental Title: Rick Rude vs. The Ultimate Warrior, WWF Tag Team Titles: The Brain Busters vs. The Hart Foundation, The ... See full summary »
WWF Title: Sgt. Slaughter vs. Hulk Hogan, WWF Intercontinental Title: Mr. Perfect vs. The Big Boss Man, WWF Tag Team Titles: The Hart Foundation vs. The Nasty Boys, Retirement Match: Randy ... See full summary »
Hulk Hogan, Bam Bam Bigelow, Ken Patera, Don Muracco & Paul Orndorff vs. Andre the Giant, King Kong Bundy, Butch Reed, One Man Gang & Rick Rude. Strike Force, The Killer Bees, Jim Powers & ... See full summary »
André the Giant,
King Kong Bundy,
This event was awesome! The wrestlers drew names earlier in the evening, of who they would face. They compete in a tournament to determine who is the king of the ring. The matches for this event were Adrian Adonis vs. Corporal Kirshner, The Dynamite Kid vs. Nikolai Volkoff, Randy Savage vs. Ivan Putski, Davey Boy Smith vs. Ricky Steamboat, Terry Funk vs. Moondog Spot, The Junkyard Dog vs. The Iron Sheik, Tito Santana vs. Don Muraco, and Paul Orndorff vs. Cowboy Bob Orton. This event was an early incarnation of the King of the Ring event the WWF would eventually put on. On top of the tournament going on, Hulk Hogan defended his title against Rowdy Roddy Piper in one of their classic unfinished encounters. This event had awesome quality matches for the times. I particularly enjoyed the match up between The Dynamite Kid and Nikolai Volkoff. It was easy to see how the Dynamite Kid inspired such stars today as Chris Benoit, among others. I anyone is able to find this rare video, I encourage them to do so. This event was wrestling at its best!
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