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.

Watch the full show on WWE Network (account required).

WWF The Big Event
August 28, 1986
Toronto, ON
CNE Stadium

*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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Excellent research John. I would love to hear more Toronto centric reviews in the future if possible.

Ratings? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

My library card has unlocked a new world to discover!

Not wrestling related but I recently discovered this Toronto event -

It pretty much made Alice Cooper famous as it was rumored he bit the head off a chicken at this show, which of course he didn’t, his management was just smart enough to never deny it :wink:


Always great to hear Dr mouth on any show. Great show as always guys even tho Wai probably got better rest during that show than I’ve had in a week lol.

In the opening 10 minutes we get discussion on the concept of religion as a coping mechanism, the shelf life of expired foods, life in the womb, medical histories and early childhood memories.

Already one of my favourite shows.