February 8, 1987
From the Lee Civic Center in Fort Myers, FL
Your hosts are Bobby Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon
Tonight in action will be Koko B. Ware, Jake Roberts, and Adrian Adonis.
Jimmy Jack Funk vs. Koko B Ware
Funk bails after Koko catches him with a pair of hiptosses. Gorilla plugs WrestleMania III and how we will find out what the main event will be tonight. Slick is then shown in an insert promo talking about how he can't stand Koko, who hits Funk with a backdrop then a dropkick. Koko then hits Funk with a missile dropkick after faking him out before getting the win with the Ghostbuster (2:56).
Thoughts: They continue to tease tension between Ware and Slick/Reed. The crowd still was big into Koko at this point.
Craig DeGeorge (Who was unnamed) in his WWF TV debut is with Jack Tunney, who has a big announcement to make. He says that the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI has been chosen to host WrestleMania as they both talk about how the venue holds 90,000 people. Tunney promises that it will be the biggest event in wrestling history.
The Hart Foundation vs. British Bulldogs match from the 2/7/87 edition of "Superstars of Wrestling" is shown. This is when the Hart Foundation won the Tag Team Titles.
Gene Okerlund is with Kamala, Sika, Kimchee, and The Wizard. Lots of screaming from the Wizard as they says that Sika & Kamala are the team to be reckoned with as Kamala is whacking Sika in the head with a stick. That was funny as Sika no selling the attacks was hilarious. Kamala & Sika were a scary looking team, especially to kids.
David Gold vs. Jake "The Snake" Roberts
Lots of cheers for Jake during the introductions. Jake beats on Gold as the Honky Tonk Man is shown in an insert promo talking about how much he hates snakes and shortly after that, Jake gets the win with the DDT (1:11). After the match, Jake dumps the Snake on Gold as the fans are happy.
Thoughts: Jake was getting huge babyface reactions at this point and with the Honky Tonk Man's insert promo, they have planted the seed for that feud.
Okerlund is with Billy Jack Haynes, who challenges Hercules to sign the contract to see once and for all just who is the master of the full nelson. Haynes was crazier than ever here.
Demolition w/ Johnny V. vs. Don Driggers & S.D. Jones
Smash overpowers Jones as we get an insert promo from the Dream Team who insist they do not have a problem with Johnny V's new team. Driggers tags and gets destroyed until Demolition put him away with the Decapitation (1:58).
Thoughts: They were trying to tease tension between the Dream Team and Demolition here. Nothing really came from that though.
Replay of Piper's Pit from 2/7/87 where Andre the Giant turns on Hulk Hogan and challenges him for the World Heavyweight Title. One of the best segments in wrestling history.
"Adorable" Adrian Adonis w/ Jimmy Hart vs. Mario Mancini
Adonis works on Mancini as Gorilla is "waiting" for Heenan to get back as they are pretending like the Pit was shown live on this broadcast. Adonis is then shown in an insert promo claiming to have not heard about Piper retiring from wrestling as Heenan rejoins the booth. Adonis then puts Mancini away with the Good Night Irene as Heenan tells us that he has in fact signed Andre the Giant (1:13).
Thoughts: All filler and a backdrop for the fallout from the Andre turn.
Iron Mike Sharpe & Steve Lombardi vs. Can-Am Connection
The females were going crazy for the Can-Am's. Heenan talks about Andre as the Can-Am's use a lot of cool double-team moves on Lombardi. Gorilla and Heenan argue about Andre as Lombardi takes control with a backbreaker. Sharpe tags and beats on Zenk as we get an insert promo from Don Muraco & Bob Orton as they claim to be more attractive than the Can-Am's. The crowd rallies behind Zenk, who is able to make the tag to Martel. Sharpe makes the save after a rollup but Martel dropkicks him to the floor. Zenk tags and hits a powerslam then Martel slingshots in with a splash for the win (4:23).
Thoughts: They teased more tension between the Can-Am's and Muraco/Orton. The Can-Am's were really, really over with the crowds.
Okerlund is with Slick and Reed. They call out Tito Santana for hurting Slick. Not a bad interview.
Final Thoughts: Decent show. They recapped all of the hot angles and segments from "Superstars of Wrestling" and started to get things in motion for the WrestleMania undercard too. Nothing here felt like filler either.