WrestleRock 86

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WrestleRock
Information
Promotion American Wrestling Association
Date April 20, 1986
Attendance 23,000
Venue Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
City Minneapolis, Minnesota

WrestleRock was a wrestling event promoted by the American Wrestling Association.

Background[edit]

The event was held at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday April 20, 1986.[1] The card was heavily promoted for months during weekly television programming. Although not as ambitious as the WWF's WrestleMania 2, the show was a reasonable success, drawing more fans than both of Jim Crockett Promotions' Crockett Cup shows combined.

The show also featured country music legend Waylon Jennings performing a brief concert following the final match. WrestleRock would prove to be the final stadium show for the AWA.

WrestleRock Rumble[edit]

The promotions for the show included a music video shot in Las Vegas entitled the "WrestleRock Rumble" in a vein similar to The Super Bowl Shuffle from 1985. It featured different AWA talent "rapping" verses, including 60-year-old Verne Gagne reading his verse off a sheet.[1] The video was parodied by the WWE online comedy show Are You Serious?, with co-host Road Dogg calling Nick Bockwinkel the best rapper of the bunch. It was then parodied as the "WrestleMania Rumble", featuring Brodus Clay, Yoshi Tatsu, Santino Marella and Puppet H doing rap verses to promote WrestleMania XXVIII.[2]

Results[edit]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Brad Rheingans defeated Boris Zukhov Singles match 08:31
2 Little Mr. T and Cowboy Lang defeated Lord Littlebrook and Little Tokyo Tag team match 10:01
3 Colonel DeBeers defeated Wahoo McDaniel by disqualification Singles match 05:03
4 Buddy Rose and Doug Somers defeated The Midnight Rockers Tag team match 12:03
5 Tiger Mask defeated Buck Zumhofe Singles match 10:55
6 Barry Windham and Mike Rotunda defeated The Fabulous Ones Tag team match 14:01
7 Harley Race vs. Rick Martel ended in a double countout Singles match 10:00
8 Sherri Martel defeated Luna Vachon, Joyce Grable, Kat LeRoux, Rose Divine, Taylor Thomas, Despina Montega, Misty Blue Simmes, Debbie Combs, and Candi Divine 10-woman battle royal 10:00
9 Sgt. Slaughter (c) defeated Kamala by disqualification Singles match for the AWA America's Championship 09:54
10 Scott Hall and Curt Hennig (c) defeated The Long Riders (Scott Irwin and Bill Irwin) Tag team match for the AWA World Tag Team Championship 27:53
11 Scott LeDoux defeated Larry Zbyszko by disqualification Boxing match with Larry Hennig as the special guest referee 12:19
12 Nick Bockwinkel defeated Stan Hansen (c) by disqualification Singles match for the AWA World Heavyweight Championship 10:43
13 Greg Gagne and Superfly Snuka defeated Bruiser Brody and John Nord Steel cage match 12:12
14 Verne Gagne defeated Sheik Adnan El Kassey Steel cage match 06:54
15 The Road Warriors defeated Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin Steel cage match 21:21
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Past Inductions". WrestleCrap. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  2. ^ "WWE Video - new "Are You Serious?" with WrestleRock, ECW botch, Road Warriors". Pro Wrestling Torch. 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2013-02-01.