On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions purchases Bill Watts’ Universal Wrestling Federation, ending the company’s amazing run as a national promotion
After a hard-fought match, the Stinger stops by to talk with Tony Schiavone about his six-man, tag team match at Chi-Town Rumble
In front of a reported 93,000 fans at WrestleMania III, Hulk Hogan defeats Andre the Giant to cap off the WWF’s grandest spectacle of all time
Sean Royal & Chris Champion are ringside with David Crockett, and they have a little fun at the expense of the NWA’s robotic warrior
1987 – Hot Stuff and his lady talk to UWF broadcaster Bruce Prichard and say that Gilbert is ready to get back in the ring and compete for championships
The WWF films the famous Piper’s Pit segment that saw Andre the Giant challenge for the title, turn on Hulkamania and tear the crucifix from Hulk Hogan’s chest
1987 – The One Man Gang defeated Jim Duggan in a Loser Leaves UWF match, and Hacksaw heads north for the World Wrestling Federation
The American Dream discusses the money, the boot, and the glory that go along with being the Bunkhouse Battle Royal champion, and vows to win it a third time
The Manager of the Horsemen and the World Champion discuss their superiority over the recent defectors of their faction, and The Nature Boy tells Sting that he’s not in his league.
Following Jim Crockett Promotions’ acquisition of the company formerly owned by Bill Watts, Williams returns to Oklahoma University to prepare for his match with Big Bubba Rogers for the UWF Heavyweight title
The WWF presents the second annual Slammy Awards, an event that is best remembered for Vince McMahon’s now-classic performance of the song, “Stand Back”
At a Saturday Night’s Main Event taping, The Hulkster defeats Mr. Wonderful in a steel cage to end their long-running feud. (air date – Jan. 3rd, 1987)
Barry Windham talks briefly about being in Dusty Rhodes’ corner for an upcoming match, and then tells Arn Anderson that he’s willing to put his newly-won title on the line
The injured Magnum TA returns to a hero’s welcome, as The American Dream lays out a sack full of money to entice Tully Blanchard in to accepting his challenge
After losing his title two months earlier, the Nature Boy re-captures the NWA World Heavyweight championship at Starrcade ’87: Chi-Town Heat.