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Former Champion Returns On Tonight’s SmackDown

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 28, 1986) – WWF The Big Event

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 28, 1986, the World Wrestling Federation held a special house show event called ‘WWF The Big Event’ at the Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The event was taped and later released as an official WWF VHS Tape by Coliseum Home Video.

The results can be found below:

The Killer Bees defeated Jimmy Jack Funk and Hoss Funk

The Magnificent Muraco wrestled King Tonga to a time-limit-draw

Ted Arcidi defeated Tony Garea

The Junkyard Dog defeated Adrian Adonis by count-out

Dick Slater defeated Iron Mike Sharpe

Bobby Heenan, King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd defeated The Machines & Lou Albano by DQ

Snake Pit match: Ricky Steamboat defeated Jake Roberts

Billy Jack Haynes defeated Hercules Hernandez

The Fabulous Rougeaus defeated The Dream Team

Harley Race defeated Pedro Morales

WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Hulk Hogan (c) defeated Paul Orndorff by DQ

• Former Champion Returns On Tonight’s SmackDown

On tonight’s post-SummerSlam, and go-home edition of SmackDown for Payback, former Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn made his return.

Zayn was gone for over 4 months and WWE stripped him of the Intercontinental Championship.

However, Zayn returned with his old Intercontinental Title belt and danced around the new Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy (Jeff defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the Title on tonight’s SmackDown).

Later in a backstage segment, Zayn reunited with SmackDown Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura, but they weren’t happy with him for abandoning them, and told him to leave.

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