UPDATE THROUGH MAR 14, 1987 - SATURDAY NIGHT’S MAIN EVENT
The WWF held it’s most recent Saturday Night’s Main Event and there’s some key news that came out of the event.
Andre The Giant turned heel earlier in the month. The WWF Champion was joined by Bobby Heenan and attacked Hogan for Heenan said was bailing on his friend during his moment of triumph in the title celebration in January. Heenan later said that Hogan ‘ducked Andre’ during his time on top. It was rumoured that this was to build up for a Hogan vs. Andre match at Wrestlemania III but there have been contingents behind building to Andre vs. Piper or Andre vs. Tito at the Supercard as the crowd just isn’t getting behind Hogan this time.
The Tito backers will have a hard time as Savage def. Tito Santana to retain his IC title at SNME. Savage too is looking for a challenger for the supercard and although there are those inside the company petitioning for Ricky Steamboat, his push has been lukewarm to this point and there’s little proof that the fans will rally behind him.
Piper is still lined up to be going into movies though. It’s a hard choice for McMahon as he seems to have limited options at the top with Andre as a heel.
The Dismissal Committee shocked the world by def. The U.S. Express to become tag team champions. Jesse Ventura took the mic in a backstage segment and said that they haven’t been this happy since they retired Bruno Sammartino. In a separate interview David Sammartino has said that President Jack Tunney has allowed him to put his own career in the line for a 1 day reinstatement of his father, Bruno Sammartino and a tag title shot against the Dismissal Committee (Ventura & Studd) at Wrestlemania III
In the Main Event of SNME - Andre The Giant, Handsome Harley Race, and Paul Orndorff def. Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, and The Dog King, Junkyard Dog when Race pinned JYD. Shortly after this match, the WWF announced that at Wrestlemania III, Harley Race will face JYD with the crown on the line.
WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION
World Heavyweight Champion: ‘Andre The Giant
Intercontinental Champion: ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage
Tag Team Champions: The Dismissal Committee (Jesse Ventura & Big John Studd)
King of WWF - “The Dog King” Junkyard Dog
NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE
World Heavyweight Champion: Magnum T.A.
United States Champion: Tully Blanchard
Tag Team Champions: The Russian Team