1986 CROCKETT CUP TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT 4/9/86 [24/7]  (3 Disks)

Disk 1

First Round

1.       The Fabulous Ones v. The Fantastics

2.       Koko B. Ware & Buzz Sawyer & Rick Steiner

3.       Brett Wayne & DJ Peterson v. Black Bart & Jimmy Garvin

Second Round

4.       Midnight Express (Eaton & Condrey) v. Nelson Royal & Sam Houston

5.       Ron Garvin & Magnum TA v. Buzz Sawyer & Rick Steiner


Disk 2

1.       Road Warriors v. Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood

2.       Jimmy Valiant & Manny Fernandez v. Ivan & Nikita Koloff

3.       Rock & Roll Express v. Sheepherders

4.       Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson v. The Fantastics

5.       Tigermask II & Giant Baba v. Black Bart & Jimmy Garvin

6.       Road Warriors v. Midnight Express

Disk 3

Quarter Finals

1.       Steve Williams & Terry Taylor v. Ivan & Nikita Koloff (Draw)

2.       Sheepherders v. Fantastics (DDQ)

3.       Tigermask II & Giant Baba v. Ron Garvin & Magnum TA

4.       Jim Duggan v. Dick Slater (Mid South North American Title match)

5.       Ric Flair v. Dusty Rhodes (NWA World Title Match)

6.       Road Warriors v. Ron Garvin & Magnum TA (Because quarter-finals matches 2 & 3 ended without a winner, this
match became the final match in the tournament.)



No  Sound

1.        Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood vs. Bobby Jaggers & Mike Miller

2.        Sam Houston & Nelson Royal vs. Bart & Brad Batten

3.        Jimmy Valiant & Manny Fernandez vs. Barbarian & Baron Von Raschke

4.        Terry Taylor & Steve Williams vs. Buddy Landel & Bill Dundee

5.        The Sheepherders vs. Hector & Chavo Guerrero

6.        The Fantastics vs. The Fabulous Ones

7.        Rick Steiner & Buzz Sawyer vs. Koko Ware & Italian Stallion

8.        Jimmy Garvin & Black Bart vs. Brett Sawyer & D.J. Peterson

9.        Midnight Express vs. Sam Houston & Nelson Royal

10.     Magnum TA & Ron Garvin vs. Rick Steiner & Buzz Sawyer

11.     The Road Warriors vs. Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood

12.     Ivan & Nikita Koloff vs. Jimmy Valiant & Manny Fernandez

13.     Rock-n-Roll Express vs. The Sheepherders

14.     Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. The Fantastics

15.     Tiger Mask II & Giant Baba vs. Jimmy Garvin & Black Bart

16.     Midnight Express vs. The Road Warriors

17.     Ivan & Nikita Koloff vs. Terry Taylor & Steve Williams

18.     The Fantastics vs. The Sheepherders

19.     Tiger Mask II & Giant Baba vs. Magnum TA & Ron Garvin

20.     Jim Duggan vs. Dick Slater (no DQ match)

21.     Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes

22.     The Road Warriors vs. Magnum TA & Ron Garvin (Road Warriors win 1986 Crockett Cup)



Match listings & descriptions by Chris Tabar
Oh yeah, now we're talking!  What we have here is 3 hours of raw footage shot by an NBC affiliate in the DC area in preparation for a couple of
pieces they did on professional wrestling. There are backstage interviews with wrestlers - which end up being used in the piece, which is included
along with a bunch of complete matches from the Crockett Cup tourney.  These matches are far more complete than  what's available on the
commercial tape of the show, as you get the entire quarterfinal, semifinal, and final rounds.  This is truly a must-have for the old-school fan,
no question about it!  The matches are shot by a single, pro-quality, stationary camera.)
1.        Interviews w/Ric Flair, Mike Rotundo, Jim Cornette, Magnum TA, some NWA exec, Road Warriors 
2.        Pez Whatley & Teijo Khan vs Road Warriors
3.        Midnight Express vs Ron & Jimmy Garvin 
4.        Kevin Sullivan & Arn Anderson vs Bob & Brad Armstrong
5.        Brad & Bart Batten vs Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger
6.        Interview w/Barry Windham (Windham basically breaks kayfabe, talking about his departure from the WWF, his partnership with 
         Mike Rotundo, the fact that Rotundo is his brother-in-law, etc.  Good stuff.)
7.        Interview w/Dave Meltzer (yes, Meltzer!)
8.        "The George Michael Sports Machine" (this would be the reason that NBC was at the tourney filming in the first place) 
9.        Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger vs Bob & Brad Armstrong (***1/2 - good stuff)
10.     Midnight Express vs Road Warriors (SLIGHTLY clipped) 
11.     Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez vs Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff ( JIP - I'm sorry, but it's just bad booking to have the reigning world 
         tag champs eliminated in the quarterfinals)
12.     Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger vs Giant Baba & Isao Takagi (semis - you might find yourself wondering "how the heck did Baba & Takagi 
         get to the semis?  Well, they had two byes and beat one jobber team - Royal & Brown - to get there.  That's how.  Crockett must've promised 
         Baba a semis push to get him to come over from Japan or something.) 
13.     Midnight Express vs Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff (semis - slightly clipped)
14.     RIC FLAIR VS BARRY WINDHAM (GREAT match!  27+ minutes.  Ric Flair matches are so much better when he's actually allowed to show 
         offense like he does here against Windham.  Back and forth action that, amazingly enough, doesn't feature a bladejob by Flair.  Weird thing is, 
         in one of the postmatch interviews done by NBC, he's sporting a band-aid anyway!)
15.     The return of Magnum TA (TA's first wrestling appearance since his Oct  86 car wreck.  This is truly one of the great moments of the NWA in the
         mid-80s.  HUGE pop and genuine emotion for TA.  Great stuff.)
16.     Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger vs Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff (Finals)


(Commercial tape; All matches are clipped unless noted otherwise.)

1.         Bill Dundee & Barbarian vs Tim Horner & 

2.        Jimmy Valiant & Lazortron vs Pez Whatley & Teijho Khan

3.        Ivan Koloff & Vladimir Pietrov vs Bob & Brad Armstrong

 Express vs Ronnie & Jimmy Garvin

5.        Big Bubba vs Ole Anderson (Cage)

6.        Magnum TA's 3 Greatest Matches (For somebody who wasn't watching in 1985/86, it's hard for them to understand how big a star Magnum  was.  

          This guy was *THE* star at that time.  He undoubtedly  would have won the NWA title many times and was already the most popular wrestler in the world 

          even bigger than Hulk Hogan - when he got in his car accident.  This guy had it all - looks, workrate, mic skills, the whole package.)

9.        Magnum TA vs Wahoo McDaniel (Cage - Magnum wins 


 title - complete)

10.     Magnum TA vs Kamala, Bash '85

11.     Magnum TA vs Tully Blanchard, Starrcade '85 (I Quit Cage)

 Express vs Road Warriors (Cornette fireballs Animal)

13.     Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff vs Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez

14.     Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger vs Bob & Brad Armstrong

15.     Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff vs 

16.     RIC FLAIR VS BARRY WINDHAM (JIP - Great match!)

17.     Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff vs Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger (Finals - complete)



 (Commercial tape; All matches are clipped unless otherwise noted.)

1.        Jimmy Valiant & Mighty Wilbur vs Dick Murdoch & Ivan Koloff  (complete)

2.        Steve Williams & Ron Simmons vs Rick Steiner & 

3.        Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson vs Kendall Windham & Italian Stallion

4.        Road Warriors vs Jive Tones

5.        Fantastics vs Larry Zbyszko & Al Perez (Whatever happened to Al Perez?)

6.        Lex Luger & Sting vs Dick Murdoch & Ivan Koloff

 Express vs Sheepherders

8.        Kevin Sullivan vs Jimmy Garvin (Prince of Darkness match)

9.        Bunkhouse Stampede Finals

10.        Road Warriors vs Warlord & Barbarian (complete - surprisingly good!)

 Rider vs JJ Dillon (Bullrope - complete)

12.     Lex Luger & Sting vs Warlord & Barbarian (complete)

13.     Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson vs Fantastics (complete - I've said this before, I'll say it again - the Fantastics are the most underrated tag team of all-time!  

         If they had each been 3 inches taller, they would have been world champs many times over.  I still say they were the best team of the 80s.  Forget the 

         Road Warriors, Horsemen, Bulldogs, etc - the Fantastics were the best!)

14.     Ric Flair vs Nikita Koloff

15.     Lex Luger & Sting vs Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson (Finals - complete)