Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/09/27/rewind-a-wai-45-wwf-the-big-event-w-dan-lovranski/
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John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWF The Big Event from 1986 headlined by Hulk Hogan vs. Paul Orndorff for the WWF Heavyweight Championship in front of a record-setting crowd of 64,100 at the CNE Stadium in Toronto, Ontario.
Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski joins us to discuss attending this event, the local media coverage surrounding it, and th3 controversy of its oversold seating.
This edition of the Rewind-A-Wai is presented by Espresso Executive Producer, Cesar Silveira.
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WWF The Big Event
August 28, 1986
*WWF World Heavyweight Title: Hulk Hogan (c) vs. Paul Orndorff (w/ Bobby Heenan)
*Harley Race vs. Pedro Morales
*The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine) vs. The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau)
*Billy Jack Haynes vs. Hercules Hernandez
*Snake Pit Match: Jake Roberts vs. Ricky Steamboat
*Captain Lou Albano & The Machines (Big Machine & Super Machine) (w/ Giant Machine) vs. The Heenan Family (Big John Studd, Bobby Heenan & King Kong Bundy)
*Dick Slater vs. Iron Mike Sharpe
*Adrian Adonis (w/ Jimmy Hart) vs. The Junkyard Dog
*Ted Arcidi vs. Tony Garea
*King Tonga vs. Magnificent Muraco (w/ Mr. Fuji)
*The Funk Brothers (Hoss Funk & Jimmy Jack Funk) (w/ Jimmy Hart) vs. The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell)
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