DATELINE: DEC 14, 1986 – HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER – HARTFORD, CT
At the taping for the ninth edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event, Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff in a steel cage match to retain the WWF Championship.
The match would be restarted when both men hit the floor as they attempted to escape the cage, with Hogan eventually outlasting Mr. Wonderful for the win.
The episode aired on NBC on January 3, 1987. Within two months, Hogan would begin another legendary feud, this time with Andre the Giant.