1987


 

UPDATED:

3/18/15: Added C-Band Satellite PPV Ad

CHI-TOWN HEAT

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1987

CHICAGO, IL

U.I.C. (University of Illinois - CHicago) Pavillion

Jim Crockett Promotion's First Pay-Per-View Event

 

 

 

 

 

RESULTS

 

Sting, Michael P.S. Hayes & Jimmy Garvin battled "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, Rick Steiner & Larry Zbysko to a time limit draw

"Dr. Death" Steve Williams defeated Barry Windham to retain the UWF Title

The Rock-N-Roll Express defeated The Midnight Express (Lane & Eaton) in a scaffold match

Nikita Koloff (NWA TV Champ) defeated Terry Taylor (UWF TV Champ) by pinfall to unify the TV Titles

Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated The Road Warriors by DQ to retain the NWA World Tag Titles

"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes defeated "The Total Package" Lex Luger by pinfall

following a DDT on a chair in a steel cage match to win the NWA U.S. Title

"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair defeated Ronnie Garvin in a cage match to win the NWA World Title

 

 

Post-event press conference with new U.S. Champion Dusty Rhodes

and officials of Jim Crockett Promotions and the National Wrestling Alliance

including Johnny Weaver, Gary Juster, and Jim Crockett, Jr.


GREENSBORO, NC

GREENSBORO COLISEUM

LIVE MATCHES BEFORE THE PAY-PER-VIEW / CLOSED CIRCUIT MATCHES

WERE SHOWN ON THE BIG SCREEN IN THE COLISEUM

 

1. The Warlord, with Paul Jones beat Ricky Santana

2. Florida Championship: Mike Rotunda successfully defended the title by beating Black Bart (with manager Skandor Akbar)

3. Seven Woman $15,000 Battle Royal: Misty Blue beat Whitney Hansen, Linda Dallas, Kat La Rue, Jamie West, Venus, Mad Dog Debbie

4. Hiro Matsuda lost to Kevin Sullivan

5. Ivan Koloff (with manager Paul Jones) lost to the Mighty Wilbur

 

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CLOSED CIRCUIT LOCATIONS

On one of the "Starrcade Control Centers" leading up to the event, host Tony Schiavone declares that Starrcade 87 will be seen on over 100 closed circuit locations around the country.

The event was originally scheduled to be on PPV all over the country, but the WWF in a power play with the cable companies insisted that the cable operators show their new Survivor Series PPV exclusively or they would not be allowed to carry Wrestlemania. All but a handful of cable operators dropped the Crockett event.


C-Band (VideoCipher II) Satellite Pay-Per-View Ad

 

Clippings from the Collection of Mark Eastridge and Dick Bourne

Live Greensboro Results from Bobby Yates

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Authentic Crockett Promotions Press Pass

Provided by Robert Riddick. Rob wore this pass when photographing the event for Starlog Press.