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.
Dr. Death Steve Williams defeats Big Bubba Rogers in Oklahoma City to win the UWF Heavyweight Championship
Jim Ross brings out Steve Cox, Shane Douglas, and Davey Haskins out as the finalists for the 1987 Rookie of the Year balloting, and Cox takes home the trophy
Jim Ross talks to Missy Hyatt about being forced to spend the day working for Dark Journey, then cameras film her as she does her chores
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
From Mid-South Wrestling, a music video highlighting Hacksaw Butch Reed, set to the rap song “The Message II (Survival)” by Grandmaster Flash
On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions purchases Bill Watts’ Universal Wrestling Federation, ending the company’s amazing run as a national promotion
During his brief run through the Mid-South territory, Savannah Jack delivers his trademark superkick to defeat Freebird Buddy Roberts and capture the gold
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