Dr. Death Steve Williams defeats Big Bubba Rogers in Oklahoma City to win the UWF Heavyweight Championship
Bill Watts’ Mid-South Wrestling is renamed the Universal Wrestling Federation, and crowns Terry Gordy as the first UWF heavyweight champion
Terry Gordy is injured by Dr. Death Steve Williams, forcing referee Tommy Gilbert to make a decision
On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions purchases Bill Watts’ Universal Wrestling Federation, ending the company’s amazing run as a national promotion
A 1980s music video highlighting the lifestyle of the man referred to as “Hot Stuff”, set to the song of the same name
Jim Ross sits down to talk with Missy Hyatt, Eddie Gilbert & John Tatum and find out just exactly what kind of ‘arrangement’ they have in the UWF
Eddie Gilbert announces he’s coming out of retirement, he’s bringing Rick Steiner and Sting with him, and he’s formed a “merger” with Missy Hyatt in the UWF
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
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
1987 – The One Man Gang defeated Jim Duggan in a Loser Leaves UWF match, and Hacksaw heads north for the World Wrestling Federation
Hot Stuff comes out to apologize for his recent actions, but it’s all a ruse, as he leaves Cowboy Bill Watts to be viciously attacked by The Russians
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
Coming off a successful title defense against Ted DiBiase & Sam Houston, Terry Taylor and Chris Adams tell Bruce Prichard that they plan on holding the gold for a long time
1986 – This Universal Wrestling Federation commercial promised to train YOU for the glamour, excitement, prestige & million dollar contracts of pro wrestling.
Herb Abrams rolls the dice on a big show in Las Vegas, but ends up crapping out.