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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 3, 1987) – Saturday Night’s Main Event 9

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 3, 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event 9’ on NBC.

The entire event was originally taped on December 14, 1986 in the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

Here are the results:

Steel Cage Match For The WWF World Heavyeight Championship
Hulk Hogan (c) def. Paul Orndorff

WWF Intercontinental Championship
Randy Savage (c) def. George Steele

Junkyard Dog def. Harley Race via DQ

Adrian Adonis def. Roddy Piper via count-out

Blackjack Mulligan def. Jimmy Jack Funk

• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 3, 1987) – Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal

On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation held a televised house show in the famous Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, including a ‘Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal’, where WWF Superstars could wrestle wearing whatever gear they want.

The participants in the Battle Royal were:

Bob Orton Jr.

Brutus Beefcake

Corporal Kirschner

Dan Spivey

Blackjack Mulligan

Dick Slater

Don Muraco

Greg Valentine


Hillbilly Jim

Jim Neidhart

Jimmy Jack Funk

King Kong Bundy

Lanny Poffo

Mike Rotunda

Mr. Fuji

Pete Doherty

Scott McGhee

Sika & Tama

To find out who won that match, you can watch the official highlight video here:

• Former TNA World Champion Expected To Return To WWE

We recently noted that former WWE & current TNA Impact Wrestling stars Bobby Lashley and Ethan Carter III (Derrick Bateman in NXT) are expected to leave Impact Wrestling once their contract expires.

During a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that EC3 might be returning to WWE, but Lashley’s return could be a problem due to the way he left.

Below is what Meltzer said:

“It depends on what offers they get. My impression is that EC3 is going to go to WWE. With Lashley, there was a lot of bitterness when he left on both sides. So I don’t know about going back there just to go back there. I’m pretty sure he would, but I know Michael Hayes is still there. But it’s been years and years, and they say time heals all wounds and everything.

Obviously there was a lot of heat with the way he left, and the heat should be on them, not him. But that’s not how it goes. It was a very bitter thing. If he was willing to go to WWE, and they were willing to have him, I’m pretty sure that’s where he ends up. I don’t see him in NJPW. I don’t think Ring of Honor is the best place for Bobby Lashley.”

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