• Michael W Rickard II

Copy of Crockett Cup '85: Second Round Matches Nine and Ten


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 first round saw 16 teams competing to advance to round two with eight teams making it in. Now, these eight teams will battle the 16 top-seeded tag teams that received a first-round bye. As we saw in round one, some wrestlers are willing to bend or break the rules in order to get closer to the $1,000,000 prize so expect the unexpected as round two continues.


Second Round Rules:

Here are the rules for round two of our tournament. A pool of referees from the NWA, AWA, and WWF have been appointed for the tournament and randomly selected for each match. The second-round matches have a forty-five-minute time limit and are sanctioned under NWA rules (throwing an opponent over the top rope is an automatic disqualification). The matches are one fall with a win obtained by a pinfall, submission, count-out, or disqualification.


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. Last time around, Kevin and David Von Erich earned a big win over Rick Rude and Jesse Barr while the British Bulldogs overcame Tatsumi Fujinami and Kengo Kimura. As round two continues, bear in mind that these titanic teams are battling for more than just bragging rights—they’re competing for the prestigious Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Trophy and a cool one million dollars.

The next two matches feature the team of Bruiser Brody and Stan Hansen battling Steve Williams and Ted DiBiase followed by The Road Warriors taking on Jerry "The King" Lawler and "Superstar" Bill Dundee

Which teams will advance to round three?

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