Magnum TA & Nikita Koloff set down to finalize a deal for a US title showdown, and the situation erupts.
The American Wrestling Association hosts WrestleRock ’86 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, and promotes it with one of the weirdest music videos of all time
The Road Warriors defeat Magnum TA in the finals of the Crockett Cup, a 24-team tag team tournament with teams from various NWA territories
1986 – The National Heavyweight Champion and manager JJ Dillon mock Ronnie Garvin and talk about facing him in a taped fist match
Somewhere in the archives of a vast film vault has been unearthed a thing of folklore: Footage of the night that Bret Hart made Tom Magee look like a star
During a confrontation between Dusty Rhodes and Tully Blanchard, Babydoll tries to tell The American Dream to mind his manners
During his brief run through the Mid-South territory, Savannah Jack delivers his trademark superkick to defeat Freebird Buddy Roberts and capture the gold
Championship Wrestling from Florida present NWA Battle of the Belts II, featuring a main event that saw Barry Windham battle Ric Flair for the World Title
Dick Slater calls out several of the contenders in the Universal Wrestling Federation, including Jim Duggan and Terry Taylor, and says he will defeat them all
1986 – As they tried to make their way in Mid-South Wrestling, a very young Sting and Ultimate Warrior are featured, working out and preparing to debut
Gino Hernandez, one of the bright young stars of Texas wrestling, dies of a drug overdose in his apartment at just 28 years of age
The Boss stands behind the chain-link fence, and vows to get his US title back, in what would sadly be one of his final matches before his career-ending car accident
Heading into Great American Bash 1986, Magnum T.A. prepares to meet Nikita Koloff in a best of seven matchup for the held-up United States Championship
At a Saturday Night’s Main Event taping, The Hulkster defeats Mr. Wonderful in a steel cage to end their long-running feud. (originally aired 1/3/87)
1986 – Rick Rude emerges in the NWA with Paul Jones as his manager and immediately lets everyone know that he will be forming a team with Manny Fernandez.