• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 23, 1985) – WWF MSG House Show
On this day in Pro Wrestling history in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation held a televised house show at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
It was televised on the MSG Network and featured Jesse “The Body” Ventura & Gorilla Monsoon on commentary.
The results can be found below:
Scott McGhee defeated Les Thornton
Adrian Adonis defeated Rick McGraw (McGraw’s last MSG appearance)
Randy Savage defeated Paul Roma
Andre the Giant defeated King Kong Bundy by DQ
Bob Orton Jr. defeated SD Jones
The British Bulldogs defeated The Hart Foundation
The Missing Link defeated Lanny Poffo (Missing Link’s last MSG appearance)
Ricky Steamboat defeated Don Muraco by DQ
Cpl. Kirchner defeated Moondog Spot
The Junkyard Dog defeated Terry Funk
• Paul Ellering, Triple H, Mick Foley & Others Comments On Road Warrior Animal’s Death
After Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, WWE and AEW, some more legends and wrestlers have commented on his death.
Today we lost the engine of the train
LOD. Animal was a partner, warrior, and friend. He will be welcomed home by a waiting Hawk. pic.twitter.com/pJ3BSYRSnQ
— Paul Ellering (@PaulElleringWWE) September 23, 2020
So deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Road Warrior Animal.
My condolences and prayers to his family, friends and fans.
Gone far too soon, but, Joe did not get cheated in life.
Now he’s back with Hawk, Terry and Buddy.
“OH WHAT A RUSH!”
— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) September 23, 2020
The Road Warriors were a team who personified excitement, physicality, and the undeniable ability to energize the crowd. @StephMcMahon and I join the Superstars, legends, and our @WWE fans in offering our condolences to the Joe Laurinaitis’ family at this difficult time. https://t.co/pDu4BH77uY
— Triple H (@TripleH) September 23, 2020
I just learned of the passing of Joe Laurinaitis. Such a huge loss for wrestling – but even bigger for the family he adored.
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) September 23, 2020
The NWA sends its deepest condolences to the family & friends of Animal.
Animal was a pioneer in tag team wrestling winning the inaugural Crockett Cup w/his partner Hawk.He truly embodied the tradition of the sport.
He was a dominant force in the ring & a gentleman outside it. pic.twitter.com/1dns0jZOa6
— NWA (@nwa) September 23, 2020
If you were a kid in the early ‘90s, was there a cooler team than LOD? RIP ANIMAL! pic.twitter.com/idIKvvbS5V
— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) September 23, 2020
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) September 23, 2020
— Dax FTR (@DaxHarwood) September 23, 2020
The Road Warriors were larger than life. They made it possible for so many others to live their dreams. Rest in Power, Animal.
— CASH (@CashWheelerFTR) September 23, 2020
When I was 5 years old my Dad took me to The Omni in Atlanta, I was so pumped up all day and could hardly sleep night before solely because i couldn’t wait to see The Road Warriors..
Heard so many stories about them during my 8 years with @njpw1972
RIP to the Legendary Animal ..
— The Machine Gun (@MachineGunKA) September 23, 2020
Stunned to hear the news. RIP Animal. My heart goes out to his family.
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) September 23, 2020
Godspeed, Animal. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ndYq3msXAD
— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) September 23, 2020