• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (October 18, 1986) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the War Memorial in Syracuse, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania III’ PPV.
Here is the card:
1. Hercules Hernandez vs. SD Jones
2. Dino Bravo vs. Tony Parks
3. Killer Bees vs. Bob Bradley & Tiger Chung Lee
4. Butch Reed vs. Rick Hunter
5. Ricky Steamboat vs. Iron Mike Sharpe
• Formation Of Popular WWF Attitude Era Stable Wasn’t Planned
During a recent edition of Something To Wrestle With podcast, Old School WWF Veteran Bruce Prichard (a.k.a Brother Love) talked about the formation of WWF Attitude Era stable ‘Too Cool’.
Below is what Prichard said:
“It was a happy accident, we put them in there together. They had chemistry and then when Rikishi started to dance, (in Vince McMahon’s voice) ‘Goddamn! look at him move! I love it! Look at those cheeks!’
The audience ate it the f*** up. They loved seeing them together. They loved seeing them dance and it was entertaining as sh*t so Vince just looked at it and thought. ‘Goddamn man, we might have something here with these 3’.
But it wasn’t planned at all. It wasn’t like, ‘Hey I know, let’s put Rikishi with Too Cool and make them a team.’ No, it just happened and we capitalized on the reaction.”