Championship Wrestling 1/5/85

1.         Windham & Rutondo v. Charlie Fulton & Rusty Brooks

2.         Update - Footage is shown from Studio 54 in New York City, as the Multiple Sclerosis Society is about to award Cyndi
Lauper and Capt. Lou Albano for their service in fighting Multiple Sclerosis.  Albano has acknowledged that Lauper
has helped him see the light, and clearly appears to be turning into a babyface now, much to the delight of the live crowd.

3.         Hulk Hogan and Hillbilly Jim begin training for Hillbilly’s wrestling career.

4.         Sheik & Volkoff v. Steve Lombardi & Mario Mancini

5.         Int – Blackjack Mulligan

6.         Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis v. Paul Roma & Sal Bellomo (Adonis and Murdoch are still the WWF Tag Team Champions.)

7.         Pipers Pit – Ken Patera, Big John Studd & Bobby Heenan

8.         Dr. D David Schultz

9.         Jack & Jerry Brisco v. Gino Carabello v. Dave Barbie

10.      Int – Adrian Adonis.  Adonis promises that the win that the Briscos have over himself and Dick Murdoch a few weeks ago
was nothing but a fluke, and that their actual title matches will be different.

11.      Int – JYD



1.        Tonga Kid v. Mike Powers

2.        More footage of the ceremony honoring Cyndi Lauper and Capt. Lou Albano for their work with Multiple Sclerosis.  Hulk

3.        Hogan comes out and has some good words for Albano and his turning over a new leaf

4.        Greg Valentine v. Joe Mirto

5.        Int – Windham & Rotundo

6.        More training footage with Hulk Hogan and Hillbilly Jim.

7.        Int – Andre the Giant

8.        Windham and Rotundo v. RT Reynolds & Mr. X

9.        Pipers Pit – Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch

10.    Tito Santana v. Paul Kelly

11.    Ken Patera & Big John Studd v. Aldo Marino & Jim Powers

12.    Int – Wendi Richter

13.      Int – Iron Sheik



1.        Blackjack Mulligan v. RT Reynolds

2.        Int – Lou Albano, Cyndi Lauper and Hulk Hogan.  Albano continues to sing Hogan’s praises, clearly having renounced          his heelish ways.

3.        Brutus Beefcake v. Jim Powers

4.        Int – Andre the Giant

5.        JYD v. Rusty Brooks

6.        Int – Iron Sheik

7.        The Spoiler v. Sal Bellomo

8.        Pipers Pit – Tito Santana.  Piper doesn’t think he can make him give up to the figure four and he attempts to prove it by having Orton
take his place.  Pretty funny.

9.        Big John Studd & Ken Patera v. Jim Young & Paul Roma

10.     Hulk Hogan v. Johnny Rodz (The WWF Heavyweight Champion, still coming out to “Eye of the Tiger” makes a rare wrestling appearance.)

11.     Int – Don Muraco



1.      Windham & Rotundo v. Gino Carabello & AJ Petruzzi

2.      Update – The incident at the January Madison Square Garden show where Roddy Piper attacked Lou Albano and Cyndi
Lauper during a presentation by Dick Clark.  With a great deal of mainstream music stars and celebrities there, this incident put
Piper over as the top as the WWF’s biggest heel, sent the new MTV “Rock & Wrestling connection” into high gear, and signaled
the start of the WWF’s road to the first ever WRESTLEMANIA.

3.      Jimmy Snuka & Tonga Kid v. Dave Barbie & Rusty Brooks

4.      Int – Big John Studd

5.      Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff v Aldo Marino & SD Jones

6.      Int – Andre the Giant

7.      George Wells v. Paul Kelly

8.      Pipers Pit – Blackjack Mulligan.  Mulligan hosts an interview segment on another WWF show called Mulligan’s Bar-B-Que.
Piper needless to say, is not happy about that.

9.      Moondogs v. Steve Lombardi & Jim Young

10.  Hillbilly Jim v. Terry Gibbs (Big Hillbilly Jim is accompanied to the ring by Hulk Hogan)

11.  Int – Paul Orndorff



1.        JYD v. Johnny Rodz

2.        Update – Mean Gene Okerlund interview Cyndi Lauper after Dave Wolfe & Lou Albano was brutally attacked by Roddy Piper
at Madison Square Garden

3.        Paul Orndorff v. Peter Pompell (before the match starts, Bobby Heenan pulls a stretcher from under the ring.  Sure enough, Mr.
Pompell needed it before too long. )

4.        Int – Andre the Giant & JYD

5.        Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham v. Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch (Joined in Progress.  With their new manager,
CAPTAIN LOU ALBANO, Windham and Rotundo win the WWF Tag Team Titles!)

6.        Int – Mr. Fuji and Don Muraco.

7.        Magnificent Muraco v.  Aldo Marino (Muraco makes his return to the WWF, and has Hulk Hogan in his sights.)

8.        Jim Neidhart v. Jose Luis Rivera (Neidhart makes his WWF debut.  Neidhart is managed here by Mr. Fuji.)

9.        Jimmy Snuka v. Jeff Craney

10.     Int – Bobby Heenan and Paul Orndorf, Big John Studd & Ken Patera



1.      Tito Santana & Blackjack Mulligan v. Terry Gibbs & AJ Petruzzi

2.      Update – Mr. T joins Cyndi Lauper and Wendi Richter as part of the “Rock & Wrestling Connection”.  Mr. T is very upset

3.      with Roddy Piper for his actions at Madison Square Garden, and vows to get revenge.

4.      Greg Valentine v. Jim Powers

5.      Int – Cowboy Bob Orton

6.      Footage is shown from Madison Square Garden, as Cyndi Lauper accepts an award from the WWF.  Hulk Hogan and
Wendi Richter are there as well.  Cyndi in turn donates presents a gold record to the WWF, and then brings out Capt.
Lou Albano to a thunderous ovation to present a record to him as well.  Roddy Piper interrupts though, and
  Piper then attacks both Lauper and David Wolfe, but runs off when Hulk Hogan comes
back into the ring.  The road to the WWF’s first Wrestlemania has officially begun.

7.      Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch v. Sal Bellomo & Rick McGraw

8.      Pipers Pit – Lou Albano.  Piper and Orton bully Albano, but Windham and Rotundo come out and force Piper and Orton to leave the set.

9.      More training footage with Hillbilly Jim and Hulk Hogan

10.  Ken Patera & Big John Studd v. Jim Young and Joe Mirto

11.  Int – Roddy Piper



1.        Tony Atlas & JYD v. Terry Gibbs & Carl Fury

2.        Update – Bobby Heenan, Ken Patera & Big John Studd

3.        Brutus Beefcake v. Mario Mancini

4.        Int – Windham & Rotundo

5.        Ivan Putski & Bret Hart v. Ginio Carabello & Charlie Fulton

6.        Jesse “The Body” Ventura v. Steve Lombardi (Jesse gets to the ring and challenges Bruno Sammartino at the announcers table.)

7.        Pipers Pit – MR. T!  Piper interviews Mr. T in his dressing room.  After verbally abusing him for a few minutes, Mr. T loses his cool and attempts
to attack Piper, but his held back.

8.        Tito Santana v. Jeff Craney  (Hillbilly Jim is at Tito’s side for the match)

9.        Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff v. Tony Garea & Aldo Marino

10.     Roddy Piper comments on his recemt actions at Madison Square Garden.



1.        Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo v. Steve Lombardi & Johnny Rodz

2.        Update - Wendi Richter is attacked by the Fabulous Moolah.

3.        Greg Valentine v. Joe Mirto

4.        Int – Fred Blassie

5.        David Sammartino v. RT Reynolds

6.        Int – Capt. Lou Albano

7.        Magnificent Muraco v. Tony Garea

8.        Pipers Pit – Bobby Heenan, Big John Studd & Ken Patera

9.        Hulk Hogan v.  Roddy Piper (From Madison Square Garden.  This match was called “The War to Settle the Score”.

         Cyndi Lauper and Mr. T are at ringside for this match, and the heat for this match is INCREDIBLE!  Paul Orndorff

         runs in and helps Piper double team Hogan.  Mr. T runs in and gets demolished as well.  Both Hogan and T recover

         though, and go after the heels, but they manage to escape.  This match would lead directly to the main event match

         of the first Wrestlemania.

10.     Paul Orndorff v. Jim Young (like a couple of weeks ago, Bobby Heenan brings a stretcher to the ring for Mr. Young.)

11.     Int – Hillbilly Jim

12.     Int – Roddy Piper



1.      Tito Santana v. Carl Fury

2.      Update – JYD

3.      Jim Neidhart v. Jim Powers

4.      Int – JYD

5.      Brutus Beefcake v. Paul Roma

6.      Int – Windham, Rotundo and Albano

7.      Windham & Rotundo v. Pat Poland & Gino Carabello

8.      Pipers Pit – Paul Orndorff, Piper and Orton badmouth Mr. T and Hulk Hogan.  Hogan and T have challenged Piper and Orndorff to a match.

9.      Wendi Richter v. Donna Christianella

10.  Rick McGraw & SD Jones v. Ken Patera & Big John Studd

11.  Int – Hulk Hogan & Mr. T discuss the kind of training that they’ll be doing in preparation for their big match against Piper And Orndorff



1.      JYD v. AJ Petruzzi

2.      Update – Andre the Giant wants to accept John Studd’s $15,000 bodyslam challenge at Wrestlemania.

3.      Magnificent Muraco v. Peter Power

4.      Int – Greg Valentine

5.      Hillbilly Jim v. Charlie Fulton

6.      Int – Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff

7.      Sheik & Volkoff v. Shawn & Brian Grady

8.      Pipers Pit – Piper and Orndorff run down Mr. T and Hulk Hogan some more.  Wrestlemania is 3 weeks away.

9.      Greg Valentine v. Aldo Marino

10.  Hulk Hogan & Mr. T are in Venice Beach, California training for their Wrestlemania match.

11.  Int – Big John Studd.  Studd and Bobby Heenan talk about the $15,000 bodyslam challenge match at Wrestlemania.

12.  Int – Wendi Richter and Cyndi Lauper talk about Wendi’s upcoming Wrestlemania match against Leilani Kai.  With the
help of the Fabulous Moolah, Leilani Kai defeated Wendi for the WWF Womens title at Madison Square Garden.



1.      Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo v. Rusty Brooks & Terry Gibbs

2.      Update – Wendi Richter’s comeback bid to regain the WWF Womens title.

3.      Ricky Steamboat v. Steve Lombardi (Steamboat [not yet known as the Dragon] makes his WWF debut)

4.      Int – Hulk Hogan

5.      King Kong Bundy v. Mario Mancini (The “Walking Condominium” makes his WWF debut.  Bundy insists that
when he pins his opponent that the referee counts to 5 instead of just 3.)

6.      Int – Magnificent Muraco

7.      Big John Studd v. Jim Young (Studd has $15,000 waiting for Young if he can slam him.  Needless to say, Young doesn’t
even come close.  Andre the Giant however, makes his way to the ring and brawls with Studd, who runs off before
Andre can slam him.)

8.      Pipers Pit – Johnny Valiant and Brutus Beefcake

9.      Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff are training for their Wrestlemania match against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

10.  Wendi Richter v. Peggy Lee

11.  Int – Hulk Hogan & Mr. T



1.      JYD v. Mr. X

2.      Update – Andre the Giant is interviewed by Vince McMahon, and gets upset at Vince when he questions whether or
not Andre will put up something of his own against Big John Studd who will be putting up $15,000 in their Bodyslam
Challenge match at Wrestlemania.  Andre jerks McMahon out of his seat by his tie and promises to retire if he loses.

3.      Brutus Beefcake v. Joe Mirto

4.      Int – Greg Valentine

5.      Leilani Kai v. Susan Starr (Leilani Kai is defending the WWF Ladies title that she recently won from Wendi Richter.
The Fabulous Moolah is in Kai’s corner.)

6.      Int – Hulk Hogan

7.      David Sammartino v. Bobby Wade

8.      Tito Santana v. Rick Savage

9.      Pipers Pit – From Madison Square Garden.  Mr. T is Pipers guest with Hulk Hogan and Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka
accompanying him.  Bob Orton and Paul Orndorff are behind Piper.

10.  Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff v. Tony Garea & Jim Powers

11.  Int – Bobby Heenan with Ken Patera & Big John Studd



1.        The USA Express (Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham) Jim Harley & Playboy Buddy Rose

2.        Spotlight on the Junkyard Dog.  JYD was a horrible wrestler, but boy was he over!

3.        King Kong Bundy v. Paul Roma

4.        Int – Cyndi Lauper

5.        Ricky Steamboat v. Rick Savage (Steamboat isn’t “The Dragon” yet.)

6.        Int – Andre the Giant

7.        Magnificent Muraco v. Jim Powers

8.        Piper’s Pit – Piper, Orndorff & Orton put the badmouth on Hulk Hogan & Mr. T regarding their upcoming Wrestlemania match.

9.        On location in New York City as Hulk Hogan & Mr. T do some last minute training for their Wrestlemania match.

10.     Greg Valentine v. Paul Montez

11.     Int – Windham & Rotundo



1.      British Bulldogas v. AJ Petruzzi & Matt Borne

2.      Magnificent Muraco v. Billy Mack

3.      Int – Tito Santana

4.      Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine v. Jose Luis Rivera & Aldo Marino

5.      Int – Magnificent Muraco

6.      Ricky Steamboat v. Jim Haley

7.      Piper’s Pit – Piper interviews Big John Studd in the lockerroom following his wrestlemania match
against Andre the Giant.

8.      Windham & Rotundo v. Iron Shiek & Nikolai Volkoff (From Wrestlemania – Sheik & Volkoff
win the WWF Tag Team Titles!)

9.      JYD & Tito Santana v. Bob Wade & Rusty Brooks

10.  Int – Johnny Valiant, Jimmy Hart & Bobby Heenan



1.      Greg Valentine v. Doc Butler

2.      Dave Barbie v. David Sammartino

3.      Int – British Bulldogs

4.      King Kong Bundy v. Aldo Marino

5.      Int – Ricky Steamboat

6.      Ricky Steamboat v. Rusty Brooks

7.      Piper’s Pit –  Another post-Wrestlemania lockerrom pit, as Piper & Orton badmouth Paul Orndorff
and blame him for their loss at Wrestlemania

8.      Wendy Richter v. Leilani Kai (From Wrestlemania.  Richter regains the WWF Womens Title.)

9.      Big John Studd & Ken Patera v. Jim Young & Joe Mirto

10.  Int – King Kong Bundy & Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart – At this point, Neidhart was set to be a singles
wrestler and hadn’t yet been paired with Bret Hart.



1.      British Bulldogs v. Barry O & Steve Lombardi

2.      Brutus Beefcake v. Ron Dee

3.      Int – Bob Orton

4.      Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart v. Mario Mancini & SD Jones (Not yet known as the Hart Foundation,
Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart make their WWF TV debut as a team.)

5.      Int – Brutus Beefcake

6.      Magnificent Muraco v. Sal G

7.      Piper’s Pit – Piper is still in the lockerroom right after Wrestlemania.  This week’s interview is with
commentator Jesse “The Body” Ventura as he and Piper trade excuses as to why the heels lost their
match at Wrestlemania.

8.      Int – Hillbilly Jim, healing his letg injury back in Mudlick Kentucky

9.      SD Jones & Tito Santana v. RT Reynolds & Mr. X

10.  Int – Magnificent Muraco

11.  Int – Ken Patera & Bobby Heenan



1.      JYD & Tito Santana v. Mr. X & Charlie Fulton

2.      Brutus Beefcake v. Jim Young

3.      Int – Hulk Hogan

4.      Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo v. Moondog Spot & Bob Wade

5.      Int – Tito Santana

6.      Magnificent Muraco v. Salvatore Bellomo

7.      Pipers Pit – Bobby Heenan, who is irate because he apparently had just been FIRED by Paul

8.      David Sammartino v. Steve Lombardi

9.      Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff & George “The Animal” Steele v. Tony Garea & Jose Luis Rivera &
Ron Gee

10.  Int – Piper & Orton



1.      Ricky Steamboat v. Dave Barbie

2.      King Kong Bundy v. Mario Mancini

3.      Int – Piper & Orton

4.      Paul Orndorff v. Charlie Fulton (Bobby Heenan comes to ringside, and Orndorff grabs the house
mic and PUBLICLY FIRES HEENAN! This immediately put Orndorff over as a babyface.)

5.      Int – Greg Valentine

6.      Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart v. Jim Powers & Jimmy Londos

7.      Piper’s Pit – Windham & Rotundo

8.      Magnificent Muraco v. Joe Mirto

9.      British Bulldogs v. AJ Petruzzi & Rusty Brooks

10.  Int – Tito Santana

11.  Int – Hulk Hogan



1.      Windham & Rotundo v. Jim Hale & Barry O

2.      Ken Patera v. Joe Black

3.      Int – Tito Santana

4.      Jesse “The Body” Ventura v. Aldo Marino

5.      Int – JYD

6.      Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine v. Paul Roma & SD Jones

7.      Pipers Pit – Ricky Steamboat

8.      Mad Maxine v. Desiree Peterson (Maxine has to be more than 6 feet tall!  She’s managed by the
Fabulous Moolah)

9.      JYD, Tito Santana & Pedro Morales v. Johnny Rodz, Mike Powers & Doc Butler

10.  Int – Bob Orton

11.  Int – Brutus Beefcake



1.      Big John Studd & Ken Patera v. Paul Roma & Jose Luis Rivera

2.      Bobby Heenan puts up a $25,000 bounty for any wrestler that can end Paul Orndorff’s career.

3.      Magnificent Muraco v. Aldo Marino

4.      Int – Muraco & Orton

5.      David Sammartino v. Charlie Fulton

6.      Int – Greg Valentine

7.      Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart v. Rick McGraw & Jim Young

8.      Pipers Pit – Paul Orndorff and Piper get into it (I think this one was from the first Saturday Night’s
Main Event.)

9.      Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff v. Sal G & Mario Mancini

10.  Int – Tito Santana

11.  Int – Hulk Hogan & Jimmy Snuka


Championship Wrestling 5/25/85

1.        JYD & Tito Santana v. Matt Borne & Steve Lombardi

2.        Update – David Sammartino

3.        Greg Valentine v. Jimmy London

4.        Int – Hulk Hogan

5.        Pedro Morales v. Mr. X

6.        Int – Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff

7.        Ken Patera v. Garry Star

8.        Pipers Pit – Sheik & Volkoff   Footage of their SNME match with George “The Animal” Steele v. Ricky Steamboat, Mike

        Rotundo & Barry Windham is shown. After the match, the heels turned on Steele.

9.        Jimmy Snuka v. AJ Petruzzi

10.     Int – Capt. Lou Albano with Windham & Rotundo


Championship Wrestling 6/2/85

1.      Windham & Rotundo v. Johnny Rodz & The Ax

2.      Update – Orndorff’s feud with Bobby Heenan

3.      Greg Valentine v. Mario Mancini

4.      Int – Hulk Hogan

5.      Tony Atlas & George Wells v. Doc Butler & Terry Gibbs

6.      Int – Bobby Heenan & Big John Studd

7.      “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff v. Barry O

8.      Pipers Pit – Jesse Ventura

9.      Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart v. SD Jones & Joe Mirto

10.  Hulk Hogan v. Ken Patera (Rare TV appearance for Hogan, who midway through the match, is attacked by Big John
Studd.  But PAUL ORNDORFF runs in to clear the ring!  Orndorff’s status as the WWF’s newest babyface is cemented

as he saves Hogan from a 2 on 1 attack and aligns himself with the WWF Champ.  Afterward both men pose for the crowd.

11.  Int – Lou Albano & George “The Animal” Steele, who had recently turned babyface at the inaugural Saturday Night’s Main Event broadcast.

12.  Int – Sheik & Volkoff (who had turned on Steele, causing him to turn face)


Championship Wrestling 6/9/85

1.      Shiek & Volkoff v. Sal G & Jose Luis Rivera (George Steele attempts to run in during the match, but Lou Albano

2.      stops him.)

3.      Update – Jimmy Hart

4.      George “The Animal” Steele v. Mike Powers

5.      Int – George Steele & Lou Albano

6.      The Spoiler v. Joe Mirto

7.      Int – Sheik & Volkoff

8.      David Sammartino v. The Axe

9.      Pipers Pit – Bobby Heenan subs for Piper and interviews Tito Santana

10.  Missing Link v. Aldo Marino (The Missing Link debuts on WWF TV)

11.  Ricky Steamboat v. Mr. X

12.  Int – Big John Studd


Championship Wrestling 6/16/85

1.      Tito Santana v. Dave Barbie

2.      Update – Jesse “The Body” Ventura

3.      B Brian Blair v. Steve Lombardi

4.      Int – JYD

5.      Ricky Steamboat v. Rene Goulet

6.      Int – Freddy Blassie

7.      Jimmy Young & Bobby Leon v. Barry O & Moondog Spot

8.      Pipers Pit – Bobby Heenan (subbing for Roddy Piper) brings out the Missing Link

9.      Paul Orndorff v. AJ Petruzzi

10.  Beefcake & Valentine v. Mario Mancini & Paul Roma

11.  Int – Jimmy Hart

12.  Int – Bobby Heenan & Big John Studd


Championship Wrestling 6/23/85

1.      Paul Orndorff v. Matt Borne (Borne promises to collect on the $25,000 bounty on Orndorff’s head.  Needless to say,

2.      Borne practically gets killed.  Heenan comes down the aisle to taunt Orndorff, but Orndorff challenges Heenan

3.      and any of his men to come and take him on.)

4.      Terry Funk, who will be arriving in the WWF soon, cuts a promo from the Double Cross Ranch.

5.      Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart v. Tony Garea & Jim Powers

6.      Int – Hulk Hogan

7.      Missing Link v. Garry Starr

8.      Int – Big John Studd

9.      Ivan Putski & Tony Atlas v. AJ Petruzzi & Doc Butler

10.  Pipers Pit – Heenan interviews Big John Studd

11.  Ricky Steamboat v. Johnny Rodz

12.  Iron Sheik v. Mike Rotundo (Of course, Volkoff runs in and attacks Rotundo.  George Steele runs in to make the save)

13.  Int – Jimmy Hart & Greg Valentine

14.  Rotundo interrupts Vince McMahon and Bruno’s closing of the show to issue a challenge to Shiek & Volkoff.


Championship Wrestling 6/30/85

1.        JYD & Tito Santana v. Ricky Hunter & AJ Petruzzi

2.        Update – Bobby Heenan and his $25,000 bounty on Paul Orndorff.

3.        Terry Funk v. Aldo Marino (Funk hands his hat to ringside attendant Mel Phillips, and Mel put Funk’s hat on,

4.        ENRAGING FUNK!  Funk proceeds to beat the hell out of Phillips in the middle of the ring.   He stops only to beat up Aldo Marino)

5.        Int – Hulk Hogan

6.        The Killer Bees (B Brian Blair & Jumpin’ Jim Brunzell) v. Steve Lombardi & Dave Barbie (One of the most underrated
tag teams in WWF history debut on WWF TV.  They’re both wearing solid black trunks, as they haven’t yet begun
wearing their customary yellow and black bumblebee striped ring attire.

7.        Mean Gene Okerlund stands next to the 1985 King of the Ring trophy and interviews JYD, who will be in the tournament.
And yes, this is the same King of the Ring tournament that eventually became a yearly PPV.  At this point though, the
yearly tournament was only held at Houseshows in New England and was not televised, or really publicized in any way.

8.        Magnificent Muraco v. Rick McGraw

9.        Pipers Pit – Hillbilly Jim, who introduces his UNCLE ELMER.

10.     Ricky Steamboat v. The Axe

11.     Public Service Announcement - Hillbilly Jim tells us not to leave our pets locked in the car during these hot summer months.

Note:  for the next couple of minutes or so, the tape appears to fast forward through the remainder of the show.  Whoever recorded
The show caught this though, and rewinded it back to the correct spot.

12.     Ricky Steamboat v. Rene Goulet

13.     Rotundo & Windham v. Tery Gibbs & Rene Goulet

14.     Int – Johnny Valiant & Brutus Beefcake


Championship Wrestling 7/6/85

1.        British Bulldogs v. Barry O & Dave Barbie

2.        Update – Paul Orndorff’s confrontation with Roddy Piper on a previous Pipers Pit.

3.        King Kong Bundy v. Sal G

4.        Int – Bobby Heenan

5.        Uncle Elmer v. AJ Petruzzi

6.        Int – Bob Orton

7.        Valentine & Beefcake v. Paul Roma & Jose Luis Rivera

8.        Pipers Pit – Terry Funk

9.        Randy “Macho Man” Savage v. Aldo Marino (Randy Savage makes his WWF debut, and is touted as the #1 free agent
in the company, as Mr. Fuji, Bobby Heenan, Jimmy Valiant and Freddy Blassie all come out to ringside to scout him.)

10.     Public Service Announcement – Ricky Steamboat

11.     Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat v. Magnificent Muraco (Steamboat is now being called “THE DRAGON”, and has been
wearing his customary martial arts gear for the past couple of weeks now.  Steamboat would win this match by countout,
but it wouldn’t be the last time that he and Muraco would meet in the ring, as they’d soon be engaged in an extremely
hot feud with each other.

12.     Int – Brutus Beefcake & Jimmy Valiant


Championship Wrestling 7/13/85

1.        Paul Orndorff v. Mr. X (Heenan is still standing in the aisle during Orndorff’s matches, taunting him with the bounty money.)

2.        Update – Randy Savage and all the managers that are courting him for his services.

3.        Barry O & J A Rizz v. Pedro Morales & Leaping Lanny Poffo

4.        Int – Roddy Piper

5.        Missing Link v. Jim Young

6.        Int – Magnificent Muraco (Great Promo!)

7.        George “The Animal” Steele v. Jerry Adams

8.        Pipers Pit – Randy “Macho Man” Savage

9.        Terry Funk v. Mario Mancini

10.     Public Service Announcement – Tito Santana

11.     Sheik & Volkoff v. Windham & Rotundo (Windham and Rotundo regain the WWF Tag Team Titles!)

12.     Int – Muraco & Fuji (another great promo.  Muraco was FANTASTIC!)


Championship Wrestling 7/20/85

1.        Killer Bees v. Steve Lombardi & Ron Shaw (The Bees are now wearing their customary Bumblebee striped outfits.)

2.        Int – Tito Santana

3.        Adrian Adonis v. Garry Starr (Adonis isn’t “Adorable” yet, as he’s sporting black hair and a leather jacket and cap.)

4.        Int – Muraco, who calls himself the King of the Ring by virtue of his having recently won the inaugural KOTR tournament.

5.        Uncle Elmer v. Doc Butler

6.        Int – Ricky Steamboat

7.        Terry Funk v. Jose Luis Rivera

8.        Pipers Pit – Capt. Lou Albano.  Piper & Orton harass Albano and Windham and Rotundo come out.

9.        Tito Santana v. Greg Valentine (FANTASTIC STEEL CAGE MATCH!  Santana regains the IC title)

10.     Ricky Steamboat v. Magnificent Muraco (The Steamboat/Muraco feud kicks into high gear as Muraco HANGS Steamboat
 over the top rope!

11.     Int – Paul Orndorff


Championship Wrestling  7/27/85

1.        Pedro Morales & Tito Santana v. Les Thornton & Mr. X

2.        Randy “Macho Man” Savage v. Mario Mancini

3.        Int – Ricky Steamboat

4.        Greg Valentine v. Sal Bellomo

5.        Int – Roddy Piper

6.        Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff v. Leaping Lanny Poffo & Keith Diamond

7.        Pipers Pit – Adrian Adonis & Bobby Heenan


9.        Public Service Announcement – Capt. Lou Albano tells us to wear our seatbelts.

10.     JYD & George “The Animal” Steele v. Jerry Adams & AJ Petruzzi

11.     Int – Mr. Fuji


Championship Wrestling  8/3/85

1.        Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham v. Barry O & Larry Finnegan

2.        Update -  Cpl Kirchner

3.        Missing Link v. Jimmy London (The Link slams London into the corner so hard that the top rope gets knocked off!)

4.        Int – Paul Orndorff

5.        Hart Foundation v. George Wells & Joe Mirto

6.        Int – Mr. Fuji & Don Muraco

7.        Terry Funk v. Jim Young

8.        Pipers Pit – Tito Santana

9.        Randy Savage v. Paul Roma

10.     British Bulldogs v. Jerry Adams & Moondog Spot

11.     Int – Roddy Piper


Championship Wrestling  8/10/85

1.        Uncle Elmer v. Bob Wade (Prior to the match, Hulk Hogan comes out and poses with Elmer and Hillbilly Jim.)

2.        Update – More on Cpl Kirchner

3.        Killer Bees v. Mr. X & Bolo

4.        Int – Hulk Hogan

5.        Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat v. Dan Rymonti

6.        Int – Jimmy Hart

7.        Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart (Who are still not yet called the Hart Foundation)  v. SD Jones & Jimmy Jackson

8.        Pipers Pit – Magnificent Muraco

9.        Paul Orndorff v. AJ Petruzzi

10.     Adrian Adonis, Big John Studd & Missing Link v. Tony Garea, Joe Mirto & Matt Sampson

11.     Int – Johnny Valiant with Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine


Championship Wrestling  8/17/85

1.        Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham v. Dave Barbie & Tiger Chung Lee

2.        Update – Cpl Kirchner

3.        Terry Funk v. Paul Roma

4.        Int – Hulk Hogan

5.        Tito Santana v. Mike Donatelli

6.        Int – Uncle Elmer

7.        Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine v. Jerry Starr & Lanny Poffo

8.        Pipers Pit – Andre the Giant

9.        Magnificent Muraco v. Jose Cruz

10.     Public Service Announcement – Randy Savage tells everyone to go to the gym and get into shape

11.     JYD & Ricky Steamboat v. Moondog Spot & Steve Lombardi

12.     Int – Beefcake & Valentine


Championship Wrestling  8/24/85

1.      Killer Bees v. Barry O & Rusty Brooks

2.      Update – Windham & Rotundo regain the WWF Tag Titles

3.      Pedro Morales v. AJ Petruzzi (During the match, Mr. Fuji drops by the commentators table to discuss his qualifications
or being Manager of the Year)

4.      Int – Hulk Hogan

5.      Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik v. 2 guys who weren’t named.

6.      Int – Cpl Kirchner

7.      Spider Lady v. Susan Star (Spider Lady is managed by the Fabulous Moolah.  In the not so distant future, Moolah
herself  would adopt the identity of the Spider Lady in order to double cross Wendy Richter out of the WWF Womens title)

8.      Piper’s Pit – Terry Funk

9.      Tony Atlas & George Wells v. Bolo & John Rizzo

10.  Public Service Announcement – Hillbilly Jim

11.  Randy Savage v. Jim Young (Savage is still considered the WWF’s hottest free agent, as every manager in the WWF
follows him out to the ring.   Savage shocks  all of them though, as he officially announces that he will be managed

12.  Int – Pedro Morales


Championship Wrestling  8/31/85

1.      JYD & Ricky Steamboat v. Mr. X & Gino Carabello

2.      Update – Mr. Fuji & Don Muraco attacking Ricky Steamboat

3.      Nikolai Volkoff v. Rick McGraw

4.      Clips of the WWF’s HULK HOGAN’S ROCKIN’ WRESLTING cartoon

5.      Int – King Kong Bundy

6.      Tony Atlas & Ivan Putski v. Matt Borne & John Rizzo

7.      Int – Terry Funk

8.      Terry Funk v. Red Walsh (Mel Philips comes out to ringside wearing Funk’s hat and FUNK GOES BESERK!  Funk
chases Mel around the ring, but THE JUNKYARD DOG comes out and brawls with him.)

9.      Pipers Pit – Randy Savage

10.  Cpl. Kirchner v. Terry Gibbs (Kirchner finally makes his wrestling debut in the WWF)

11.  Public Service Announcement – Tito Santana warns us to swim with a buddy.

12.  Andre the Giant v. Big John Studd (In progress from the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.  Andre slams Studd and
prepares to cut his hair, but King Kong Bundy runs in to stop him.  Studd & Bundy proceed to double team Andre until
the entire lockeroom runs in to clear the ring.)

13.  Int – Andre the Giant is interviewed immediately following the match.

14.  Int – Bobby Heenan


Championship Wrestling 9/7/85

1.        Killer Bees v. Jerry Adams & Tiger Chung Lee

2.        Update – Paul Orndorff and the $25,000 bounty put on his head by Bobby Heenan

3.        Magnificent Muraco v. Jimmy Jackson

4.        Int – Hulk Hogan

5.        Cousin Jr. v. Ron Shaw (Cousin Jr. debuts with an absolutely horrible match.  Jr. gets a rare win, as he would lose

         the remaining 99% of the rest of his matches.)

6.        Adrian Adonis v. Michael Saxton

7.        Piper’s Pit – Big John Studd & Bobby Heenan

8.        Randy Savage v. Joe Mirto

9.        Public service announcement – Ricky Steamboat

10.     Windham & Rotundo v. Beefacke & Valentine (JIP from the Philadelphia Spectrum as Beefcake & Valentine win the

         WWF Tag Team Titles)

11.     Int - Beefcake & Valentine

12.     Int – Freddy Blassie

13.     Int – Bobby Heenan



Championship Wrestling 9/14/85

1.      Mike Rotundo & JYD v. Dave Barbie & Tiger Chung Lee (JYD must be the WWF’s official “fill in” partner, as he’s tagged
with Tito Santana, Ricky Steamboat, and now with Rotundo while Barry Windham is out selling his injury at the hands
of  Beefcake & Valentine.)

2.      Update – The new alliance between Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff

3.      Ricky Steamboat v. Jim Haley

4.      Int – Paul Orndorff

5.      Iron Sheik v. Nikolai Volkoff v. SD Jones & Jim Powers

6.      Int – Roddy Piper

7.      Tito Santana & Pedro Morales v. Barry O & John Rizzo

8.      Piper’s Pit – Cpl Kirchner

9.      Randy Savage v. Rick Hunter

10.  Bruno & David Sammartino v. Mr. X & Steve Lombardi


 Championship Wrestling 9/21/85

1.      Uncle Elmer & Cousin Jr. v. Barry O & Jerry Adams

2.      Update – Andre the Giant

3.      Terry Funk v. Jimmy Jackson

4.      Int – Leaping Lanny Poffo

5.      Cpl Kirchner v. Steve Lombardi

6.      Int – Randy Savage

7.      British Bulldogs v. Tiger Chung Lee & John Rizzo

8.      Piper’s Pit – Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy with Bobby Heenan

9.      MANAGER OF THE YEAR – Bobby Heenan, Fred Blassie, Hillbilly Jim, Lou Albano, Jimmy Hart, Johnny Valiant & Mr. Fuji are all in the running.  Heenan is sure of his own victory, as he has arranged for all of Blassie’s, Hart’s, Valiant’s and Fuji’s
votes, winding up with more than a  half million votes.  Hillbilly has more than 300,000, and Lou Albano also has 300,000. 
Heenan is already holding the trophy, thinking he’s won by more than 200,000 votes when Hillbilly Jim gives Albano all of his
votes, causing Albano to win the Manager of the Year award, beating Heenan by more than 100,000 votes!  Lou doesn’t get to
celebrate very long, as Heenan, Studd & Bundy attack and DESTROY Albano & Hillbilly Jim.

10.  Valentine & Beefcake v. Sal Bellomo & Red Walsh Cut off.



Championship Wrestling 9/27/85

1.      Ricky Steamboat, Tito Santana & Pedro Morales v. Chuck Greenlee, Moondog Spot & Tiger Chung Lee

2.      Update - Windham & Rotundo.  Windham has a patch on his eye, as he’s still selling the injury that caused him and Rotundo to lose the tag team
titles, when Beefcake rubbed a lit cigar in Windham’s eye.

3.      Adrian Adonis v. Jim Young (Adonis was previously managed by Bobby Heenan, but is now with Jimmy Hart.)

4.      Int – JYD

5.      Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff v. Sal G & Jose Luis Rivera

6.      Int- Paul Orndorff

7.      Gino Carabello v. Paul Orndorff

8.      Piper’s Pit – Uncle Elmer

9.      Ivan Putski & Leaping Lanny Poffo v. Joe Mirto & Mike Gola

10.  Public Service Announcement – Tito Santana

11.  Randy “Macho Man” Savage & Jesse “The Body” Ventura v. Mario Mancini & Mike Rice

12.  Int – Terry Funk


Championship Wrestling 10/4/85

1.        Cousin Jr. v. ???

2.        King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd v. SD Jones & Jim Powers

3.        Int – Lou Albano

4.        King Tonga v. AJ Petruzzi

5.        Int – Jimmy Hart

6.        Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart v. Sal Bellomo & Tony Garea

7.        Pipers Pit – Rick Derringer, who talks about the new WWF music album.

8.        Missing Link v. Michael Jackson

9.        British Bulldogs v. Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (non-title match)

10.     Int – Hillbilly Jim, Uncle Elmer & Cousin Jr.


Championship Wrestling 10/11/85

1.      JYD & Pedro Morales v. Mikel Donatello & Jerry Adams

2.      Magnificent Muraco v. Jose Luis Rivera

3.      Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff v. Red Walsh & Tony Garea

4.      Int – Ricky Steamboat

5.      King Kong Bundy v. Darryl Bolin

6.      Pipers Pit – Lou Albano and Andre the Giant

7.      Adrian Adonis v. Jim Jackson

8.      Ron Shaw & Mr. X v. Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (Here’s some trivia for you.  Rotundo & Windham actually come

9.      out to REAL AMERICAN!  HULK HOGAN’S MUSIC!!!  Actually, Hogan was still coming out to “Eye of the Tiger” at this point, and
Real American was originally  Rotundo & Windham’s theme music.  After Windham left the WWF, Hogan began using the music.)

10.  Int – Bobby Heenan with Studd & Bundy


Championship Wrestling 10/18/85

1.        Hillbilly Jim. v. Steve Lombardi

2.        Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart v. SD Jones & Jose Luis Rivera

3.        Int – Hulk Hogan

4.        Wendi Richter v. Judy Martin (Fabulous Moolah is managing Martin for this match.)

5.        Int – Bob Orton

6.        Ricky Steamboat v. Ron Shaw

7.        Pipers Pit – Magnificent Muraco & Mr. Fuji

8.        Mario Mancini v. Randy Savage

9.        British Bulldogs v. AJ Petruzzi & Joe Mirto

10.     Int – Jimmy Hart with Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart, now officially known as the Hart Foundation

11.     Int – Terry Funk


Championship Wrestling 10/25/85

1.        Cousin Jr. & Uncle Elmer v. Mr. X & John Rizzo

2.        Terry Funk v. Ron Dee

3.        Int – Lanny Poffo

4.        David Sammartino & Tito Santana v. Moondog Spot & Dave Barbie

5.        Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake v. Paul Roma & Scott McGhee

6.        Pipers Pit – Rick McGraw, who slaps Piper across the face and challenges him to a match next week.

7.        King Tonga v. Rusty Brooks

8.        Paul Orndorff & The Killer Bees v. The Hart Foundation & Barry O (How’d Barry O get in there?)

9.        Int – Randy Savage

10.     Pipers Pit – Adrian Adonis (Not sure what episode this one is from.)


Championship Wrestling 11/2/85

1.        Ricky Steamboat, King Tonga (Haku), & JYD v. Jim Haley, Mr. X & Rusty Brooks

2.        Randy Savage v. Jim Powers

3.        Piper’s Pit – Jesse “The Body” Ventura

4.        The Killer Bees v. Steve Lombardi & Joe Mirto

5.        Roddy Piper v. Rick McGraw (It’s very rare when Piper actually wrestles on TV.)

6.        Int – Roddy Piper


Championship Wrestling 11/9/85

1.        Hillbilly Jim & Uncle Elmer v. Darryl Bowlin & Joe Mirto

2.        Update – The WWF’s new wrestling album

3.        Big John Studd v. Sal Gee

4.        Int – Ricky Steamboat

5.        Paul Orndorff v. The Gladiator

6.        Piper’s Pit – JYD

7.        Hart Foundation v. Jimmy Jackson & Chief Gatorwolf

8.        Hulk Hogan v. Rusty Brooks (Rare TV wrestling appearance for the WWF Champion.  Randy Savage comes to ringside
and taunts Hogan.  Elizabeth takes the mic and in a rare speaking role, asks Hogan why he doesn’t wrestle anyone with
any ‘credentials’.  Hogan makes short work of brooks, and is immediately attacked afterward by Savage.)

9.        Promo – Jimmy Hart & Terry Funk


Championship Wrestling 11/16/85

1.        Hillbilly Jim & Cousin Jr. v. AJ Petruzzi & Mr. X

2.        Update –  The winner of the WWF Rolls Royce give-away contest

3.        Magnificent Muraco v. Michael Saxon

4.        Int – Roddy Piper

5.        Beefcake & Valentine v. Sal Gee & um…Does it REALLY MATTER who his partner was?

6.        Int – Randy Savage

7.        Paul Orndorff v. The Menace (Orndorff comes to the ring with a cast on his arm.  No, we didn’t miss a sneak attack here. 
Apparently, Orndorff is wearing a cast in response to “Ace” Bob Orton, who always wears a cast with the excuse that
he has a nagging ‘injury’, but of course only uses it to cheapshot his opponents.  Orndorff is playing Orton’s own game.)

8.        Piper’s Pit – King Tonga is supposed to be the guest, but Piper and Orton are preoccupied with Onrdorff’s new cast.  They

9.        argue for a bit, and Orndorff charges toward the Piper’s Pit set, running Piper and Orton off.

10.     Terry Funk v. Gary Starr

11.     Ladies battle royal – Wendy Richter, Donna Christianello, Judy Martin, Linda Gonzales, Spider Lady, Jean Kirkland and The Fabulous Moolah

12.     Int – Steamboat

13.     Int – Bruno Sammartino


Championship Wrestling 11/23/85

1.        Ricky Steamboat & King Tonga v. Joe Mirto & Barry O

2.        Update – JYD winning the Wrestling Classic tournament.  This was actually the WWF’s first PPV.

3.        Hercules Hernandez v. Mario Mancini

4.        Randy Savage v. Tony Garea

5.        Piper’s Pit – Ted Arcidi

6.        King Kong Bundy v. Jim Young & Gary Starr

7.        British Bulldogs v. Mr. X & Rusty Brooks

8.        Music Video – Land of 1000 Dances.  This was so bad, it was hilarious!  The entire WWF roster sang this song together
in a nightclub setting.  It was like a car wreck.  It was terrible, but you couldn’t help but watch it.  And believe me, you
haven’t heard anything until you’ve watched the Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff sing!

9.        Int – Fred Blassie

10.     Int – Bobby Heenan (HILARIOUS!)


Championship Wrestling 11/30/85

1.        Tito Santana & Pedro Morales v. The Gladiator & Steve Lombardi

2.        Update – The Killer Bees

3.        David Sammartino v. Gino Carabello

4.        Int – Bruno Sammartino

5.        Hart Foundation v. Jim Powers & Scott McGee

6.        Int – Tito Santana

7.        Danny Spivey & Paul Orndorff v. Rusty Brooks & Terry Gibbs

8.        Piper’s Pit – Piper brings out Valentine & Beefcake, The Hart Foundation & Hercules to taunt Orndorff and his new arm cast.

9.        George “The Animal” Steele v. Joe Mirto

10.     King Tonga & Ricky Steamboat v. The Menace & Ron Shaw

11.     Int – Jesse Ventura

12.     Int – Bob Orton


Championship Wrestling 12/5/85

1.         JYD & George “The Animal” Steele v. Steve Lombardi & Dave Barbie

2.         “Adorable” Adrian Adonis & Jimmy Jackson (Adonis’s first appearance as “Adorable” Adrian.  He’s still
wearing the leather New York jacket like he had been earlier, but his hair is now blond.  He’ll take on
a much more effeminate appearance as time goes on.)

3.         Int – Bruno Sammartino

4.         Scott McGee& Cpl. Kirchner v. Mr. X & The Gladiator (Actually, Tony Atlas was announced as Kirchner’s partner
and after Howard Finkel says his name, he waves his hands in confusion and shakes his head in obvious
disgust.  This is because he apparently wasn’t told beforehand that Atlas hadn’t showed up for work, as
McGee comes out to sub for Atlas.)

5.         Int – Leaping Lanny Poffo

6.         Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff v. Ted Whitly & Mr. Wrestling II (Yes, THAT Mr. Wrestling II.  He was well past
his prime here and only made a few appearances with the WWF)

7.         Piper’s Pit – Hillbilly Jim

8.         The Spider v. Fabulous Moolah (JIP from Madison Square Garden (In what seemed like an upset, the Spider pinned

         Richter to win the title.  But Richter unmasks her to reveal THE FABULOUS MOOLAH!  It turns out that Wendy’s

         Contract was up, and Vince wanted her to sign a new contract for less money.  Wendy tried to hold out for more money

         And Vince responded by not sending out the usual woman that wrestles as the Spider Lady, but by having Moolah put

         On the Spider Lady’s costume unbeknownst to Richter and pin her for the Title.  Moolah did indeed roll Richter up

         Into a small package and Richter attempted to kick out, but Moolah didn’t let her go, and the ref counted to 3.  Richter

        Couldn’t believe it, and from the look on her face, really appeared to not have any knowledge of what had happened.  She

         Even attempted to continue the match, but the ref made her stop.  Even Howard Finkel sounded confused when he

         Announced Moolah as the new champ.  “The Fink” hadn’t been tipped off either!  Richter never worked for the WWF

         Again.  )

9.     Killer Bees v. Moondog Spot & John Rizzo

10.     Promo – Roddy Piper & Bob Orton


Championship Wrestling 12/12/85

1.        King Tonga & Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat v. “The Butcher” Paul Vachon & Terry Gibbs

2.        Update – The British Bulldogs

3.        Paul Ordndorff’s commercial for the Hulkamania workout set.

4.        Terry Funk v. Greg Eberhart

5.        Int – “Adorable” Adrian Adonis – Adonis is still wearing male clothes here.

6.        Beefcake & Valentine v. Leaping Lanny Poffo & Jim Powers

7.        Int – Bruno Sammartino

8.        Randy Savage v. Gary Starr

9.        Piper’s Pit – Still steamed over Paul Orndorff’s new arm cast, Piper invites a doctor onto his show to discuss Orton’s arm. 
Piper doesn’t like the results, as the Doctor prettymuch exposes Orton’s own arm injury as the fraud that it is.

10.    Ted Arcidi v. Mario Mancini

11.    Public Service announcement – Paul Orndorff

12.    Cousin Jr & Hillbilly Jim v. Mr. X & Joe Mirto

13.    Int – Freddy Blassie

14.    Int – Randy Savage


Championship Wrestling 12/19/85

1.        Gino Carabello & Steve Lombardi v. Danny Spivey & JYD

2.        Update – Paul Orndorff

3.        Magnificent Muraco v. Gary Starr

4.        Int – Magnificent Muraco

5.        Tito Santana & Pedro Morales v. Mr. X & Barry O

6.        Int – Bruno Sammartino

7.        Promo – Paul Orndorff

8.        Hart Foundation v. Sal G & Tony Mateo

9.        Piper’s Pit – Paul Vachon

10.    Paul Orndorff v. Butcher Paul Vachon

11.    Public Service Announcement – Lann Poffo

12.    Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy v. SD Jones & Jose Luis Rivera

13.    Int – Jimmy Hart & Terry Funk

14.    Int – Volkoff & The Iron Sheik





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