Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Crockett Cup '85: First Round Matches Five and Six.
I'm excited to announce I'm contributing a special series for one of my favorite wrestling sites, the Mid-Atlantic Gateway.
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.
Matches five and six feature:
The Barbarian and Billy Graham (with Paul Jones) vs. The Hart Foundation (Bret "The Hitman" Hart and Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart) with Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart and:
The High Flyers ("Jumping" Jim Brunzell and Greg Gagne) vs. Randy "Macho Man" Savage and Lanny Poffo (with Angelo Poffo)