UPDATE THROUGH OCT 7, 1986 - 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.
Mike Rotunda is again a tag team champion, this time with his American Express teammate Dan Spivey after they defeated Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik. Rotunda had previously been a tag team champion with Barry Windham as the U.S. Express. After the loss, Volkoff/Sheik seemed to be blaming Classy Freddie Blassie. Blassie was being intimidated by his charges before he hit both Volkoff and Sheik with his cane before leaving the ringside area to a massive round of applause.
There are some who feel that the booking of the American Express to win the tag belts is a direct response to the NWA’s Iron Curtain that has befallen their World & Tag Titles.
Harley Race & Macho Man Randy Savage def. Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant when Race pinned Hogan. Race clearly has a rocket on his back while Savage is arguably the most over person in the wrestling industry. Andre was clearly agitated and frustrated with Hogan’s loss in the tag team match.
Ricky Steamboat and Jake Roberts continued their feud with Steamboat getting one over on Roberts on this occasion. It’s said that Vince & co are grooming Steamboat for a run at the IC title but crowds just aren’t into Steamboat on the level that would be needed at this point.
Roddy Piper continues a hot run of form by making short work of Jim Powers
Mr Wonderful (w/ Bobby Heenan) def. Tito Santana to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Title.
WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION
World Heavyweight Champion: ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff
Intercontinental Champion: ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage
Tag Team Champions: The American Express
King of WWF - “The Dog King” Junkyard Dog
NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE
World Heavyweight Champion: Nikita Koloff
United States Champion: Wahoo McDaniel
Tag Team Champions: The Russian Team