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WWF Championship Wrestling June 14, 1986

June 14, 1986

Your hosts are Bruno Sammartino and Vince McMahon

Ricky Steamboat interrupts Bruno and Vince as they preview the show for us and is carrying something that is covered, stating it is a present for Jake "The Snake" Roberts.

Les Thornton & Max Blue vs. George "The Animal" Steele & Corporal Kirchner

Steele & Kirchner chase their opponents out of the ring. The match starts with Steele ramming Blue into the corner a few times. Thornton tags and works on Kirchner briefly until he gets taken over with a sunset flip. Kirchner slams Thornton but misses an elbow drop and Blue tags. Steele comes in and rips open the turnbuckle, throwing the stuffing in Blue's face. Kirchner beats on Blue then tags Steele, who throws stuffing at his opponents, before tagging Kirchner who finishes the match with a Samoan drop (3:47).

Thoughts: I believe that Kirchner was the replacement for the previously advertised JYD, who I am pretty sure was in rehab. Not much to see here.

WWF Update with Gene Okerlund. This week's focus is on Andre the Giant and how his match at WrestleMania 2 was his last appearance in the WWF. After the clip of Andre is shown, the camera cuts back to Gene about to give a message to the WWF about Andre's suspension as a rubber chicken on a string drops from the ceiling, prompting Gene to say that he wants to "choke this chicken."

Jerry Monti vs. Randy "Macho Man" Savage w/ Elizabeth

Bruno and Vince note of Elizabeth looks like a movie star as Savage takes down Monti with an armdrag. Monti returns the favor but ends up running into a clothesline. We are shown an insert promo from Tito Santana talking about Savage, who scores the pin with a flying elbow smash (1:23). The crowd chants for Tito after the match.

Thoughts: The announcers spent the match talking about Savage and if the Intercontinental Title was holding him back from being a world champion.

Ken Resnick is with Don Muraco, who cuts a promo on Paul Orndorff to hype their match on June 27th in Boston. Solid promo by Muraco, who was underrated on the mic.

Jack Kruger vs. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat

Steamboat brings his bag to the ring with him. Kruger starts off the match in control. He clotheslines Steamboat and drops the knee and follows that with a slam. Kruger hits a fist drop off of the top rope for one. He climbs up top again but Steamboat slams him off the top then tosses him outside. Kruger is afraid of the bag then climbs inside where Steamboat hits an atomic drop. He catches Kruger with a belly-to-belly suplex then gets the win with a flying body press (2:36).

Thoughts: Steamboat looked awesome, as usual, as his feud with Jake was the hottest on WWF TV at this time.

Ken Resnick is with Hulk Hogan, who talks about the gyms and long-legged women in Boston, were he will be facing Randy Savage. The promo was fine.

Ricky Thompson & Mike Lucca vs. Dream Team w/ Johnny Valiant

The heels take turns beating on Thompson to start the match. We are shown an insert promo of the British Bulldogs, without Albano, talking about how the Dream Team are desperate and will do anything to win the titles back in an awful promo. Beefcake then hits Thompson with a flying knee smash for the win (2:51).

Thoughts: The Dream Team was ultra aggressive here as the story with them are that they have been angry and desperate since dropping the titles to the British Bulldogs at WrestleMania 2.

The Flower Shop with guest Paul Orndorff. Adonis tells Orndorff that he is taking a back seat to Hulk Hogan. Adonis then talks about how Hogan gets more cheers and sells more dolls than him as Orndorff screams how he does not care if Adonis is right because all that matters is that he and Hogan are friends then accuses him of trying to cause trouble. Easily the best edition of the "Flower Shop" and even more important in hindsight as this planted the seed for Orndorff's turn on Hogan.

Don Driggers vs. Jake "The Snake" Roberts

Driggers starts by dropkicking Jake after a leap frog. Jake then backs Driggers into the corner and hammers away. He slams him then takes Driggers head off with a short-armed clothesline before finishing him off with the DDT (2:12). After the match, Steamboat runs in with his bag and clotheslines Jake. He then pulls a giant lizard out of the back that scares the shit out of Jake, who retreats backstage.

Thoughts: The crowd loved seeing Steamboat get his revenge against Jake. Having another animal in the WWF was something else too but this feud was really, really good.

Lanny Poffo delivers a PSA for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

Handicapped Match
Jim Powers & Rick Hunter vs. Big John Studd w/ Bobby Heenan

Before the match, Heenan offers up $15,000 to either guy if they can slam Studd but King Tonga runs into the ring for a chance to slam Studd, who tells Tonga that he only does "two a night." Match starts with each guy failing to slam Studd, who shoves them both away. Powers stuns Studd with a dropkick but gets tossed to the floor afterwards then Studd slams Hunter for the win (2:17). After the match, Tonga runs in for the save then slams Studd, which causes the crowd to go nuts. Tonga celebrates by dancing

Thoughts: They went all out in an effort to push Tonga with him slamming Studd. The crowd was into the angle big time but they could not sustain that push for Tonga going forward. Watching Tonga perform a celebratory dance was a sight to see.

We are then shown the same Savage promo from last week where he slams down and spits on the Intercontinental Title.

Next week in action are the Killer Bees, Junkyard Dog (who was not there), Bob Orton and the Championship Wrestling debut of Billy Jack Haynes.

Final Thoughts: A fun show. They are building towards solid feuds and had a very interesting edition of the "Flower Shop." The WWF was going through a transition as booker George Scott would be removed very shortly as Vince would take over the book.


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  6. Ethos is an appeal of authority. I.E I've seen all of the best movies to ever come out in the history of the universe, therefore I am qualified to be excited about Apocalypse Now.

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  8. Late in the Game with Paul Meekin.

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  17. Should I go hang myself, Cubby?

  18. The "great" Roger Ebert wouldn't want him reviewing games at all. Video games are time wasters incapable of acaiving status as art or worthwhile entertainment--an opinion Ebert was qualified to have despite refusing to play even a single game.

    The name Roger Ebert carries nothing but negative conetations on any videogame site I've ever frequented

  19. You get angry at his being an asshole, while making no attempt to challenge his claims.

    That's why no one takes you seriously. It's not your flaws. It's the refusal to try and improve

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    I don't understand why you're mad at me when it's the school system and your family that has let you down.

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  22. I see very little in the way of constructive criticism here.

  23. Even if there was, do you really think you can read well enough to understand it?


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