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  • Writer's pictureMichael W Rickard II

Crockett Cup 1985: Second Round Matches Fifteen and Sixteen

Updated: Mar 9, 2021

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

The Jim Crockett Memorial Tag Team Tournament 1985- Did You Say 1985?

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.

The second-round matches are being held over two nights. The first eight matches took place at the Richmond Coliseum on Saturday April 13. The remaining eight matches in round one take place at the Asheville Civic Center on Sunday April 14. Bob Caudle and David Crockett are calling the matches tonight but you never know which announcers from another promotion might show up. Our previous two matches featured “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes and “Captain Redneck” Dick Murdoch (aka the Texas Outlaws) defeating “Gentleman” Chris Adams and Gino Hernandez (aka “The Dynamic Duo”) while the wily heel team of the Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff stole a win from fellow WWF wrestlers Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. Now, just two matches remain in our second round and you can be certain the competition will be furious as these four teams wage war to make it to round three. Keep in mind each team is battling for more than just bragging rights—they’re competing for the prestigious Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Trophy and a cool one million dollars.

Which teams will advance to round three?

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