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  • Michael W. Rickard II

Crockett Cup '85: First Round Matches One and Two.

I'm excited to announce I'm contributing a special series for one of my favorite wrestling sites, the Mid-Atlantic Gateway.

I It’s time to take a look at one of wrestling’s biggest events from the mid-80s and see what it might have been like with a few historical alterations. What if Jim Crockett Promotions hosted its tag team tournament the Crockett Cup in 1985 and included teams from promotions outside the National Wrestling Alliance (“NWA”) including the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), the American Wrestling Association (AWA), New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), All Japan Pro Wrestling, and more? In this case, you’d have 48 of the greatest tag teams in the world battling in a winner take all tournament for $1,000,000 and the prestigious Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Trophy.

In this edition, Larry Hennig and Crusher Blackwell battle Blackjack Mulligan and Wahoo McDaniel while Buzz Tyler and Pistol Pez Whatley vs. Mega Maharishi and Kendo Nagasaki. Who will win and advance to round two?

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