TAPE 94

Quality: EX (*MASTER*)

Length: 3 hrs (2 DVD)

STARRCADE '85 - 11/28/85 (Remember when wrestling was like this? The NWA built for a whole year toward this show and the result was a show in which nearly every match featured blood, with many gimmick matches and title changes - great show. This is the LOOOOOONG-AWAITED 24/7 version of the show, so all matches are shown in complete form for the first time ever! I've got a DVD master of this, so VQ is perfect)
Sam Houston vs Krusher Khruschev (Krusher wins Mid-Atlantic title) Manny Fernandez vs Abdullah the Butcher (Mexican Death - the poor production of JCP rears its head in this one as they SWITCH AWAY when Abdullah takes a back bump off the second rope. Terrible, just terrible.) Ron Bass vs Black Bart (bullrope - Bass gets Dillon for 5 min) Ron Bass vs JJ Dillon (bullrope) Superstar Graham vs Konga the Barbarian Buddy Landel vs Terry Taylor (Landel wins National title) Ole & Arn Anderson vs Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Jack Haynes MAGNUM TA VS TULLY BLANCHARD ("I Quit" cage - TA wins US title in one of the most-famous hardcore-type matches ever. This is a classic bloodbath with a perfectly-worked finish that would allow Tully to say, even 2 decades later, that he never said "I Quit". Awesome!) Jimmy Valiant & Miss Atlanta Lively vs Midnight Express (Streetfight) Ivan & Nikita Koloff vs Rock & Roll Express (cage - RnR win NWA tag title) Ric Flair vs Dusty Rhodes (infamous "Dusty finish" match - even as a kid, I knew this was bad - having Dusty win the title, then announcing he hadn't 2 days later? That's a great way to kill a territory in a hurry.)