On this day in Pro Wrestling history in 1988, WrestleMania IV ran against the first ever Clash of the Champions.
With Vince McMahon hurting Jim Crockett Promotions on purpose by telling the PPV providers that if they want to offer WWF WrestleMania 4, they would not be allowed to offer NWA Starrcade 1987, which ran head to head against the first ever Survivor Series on PPV.
In January when Jim Crockett Promotions had a PPV called NWA Bunkhouse Stampede and again Vince would do something to hurt them, by putting the first ever Royal Rumble for free on the USA Network at the same time, hoping to steal away the NWA Fans.
But on March 27, 1988 it was time for the NWA (JCP) to strike back when they ran their first ever Clash of the Champions for free on TBS directly against the World Wrestling Federation’s WrestleMania IV PPV.
The Clash got a 5.6 TV rating, while WrestleMania drew a 6.5 buyrate.
In the main event of Clash of the Champions I, Ric Flair and Sting fought to a time limit draw for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
On the other hand, the late great “Macho Man” Randy Savage captured the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of WrestleMania IV.