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This is a list of various things that took place in 1984.

Significant events

February

  • 4 - The first "Piper's Pit" segment is aired on WWF Championship Wrestling; Paul Orndorff is the first guest, challenging new WWF Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan for the title. Airing that same weekend, on WWF All-Star Wrestling is another "Piper's Pit" segment, in which Piper read a letter supposedly written by Eddie Gilbert's father, criticizing his decision to return to wrestling following his car accident a year earlier

March

  • Victory Magazine is rebranded WWF Magazine and, with a cover date of April/May 1984, goes on sale. Hulk Hogan is the first cover star
  • 28 - The most infamous "Piper's Pit" segment, featuring "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka as host Roddy Piper's guest (Piper mocking and racially insulting Snuka before smashing a coconut in his face), is taped at a house show in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. The segments would air only in the St. Louis market (to sell their match at the Chase later that spring), before finally airing on WWF Championship Wrestling and WWF All-Star Wrestling in June

April

  • The original Universal Wrestling Federation is formed in Japan
  • 6 - Ken Patera and Mr. Saito are arrested in Waukesha, Wisconsin on charges of vandalism (for throwing a 30-pound boulder through a McDonald's window after being refused service after hours) and assaulting police officers and resisting arrest in a subsequent brawl with local police at the hotel where Patera and Saito are staying

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November

  • 13 - André the Giant and S.D. Jones defeat Heenan Family members Big John Studd and Ken Patera at a WWF Championship Wrestling taping at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York (aired on tape delay on December 1) when Studd and Patera are disqualified for throwing Jones over the top rope and excessive double-teaming on André. After Studd and Patera knock André unconscious, Bobby Heenan comes in with a pair of scissors and hands them to Studd to cut off some of the Giant's hair, which subsequently sparks a feud between André and Studd (and by extension, the entire Heenan Family)

December

  • 28 - Backstage during an arena show at New York City's Madison Square Garden, reporter John Stossel was assaulted by David Schultz during an interview in which Stossel asked Schultz if wrestling was fake. Stossel later files suit against both the WWF and Schultz seeking damages for injuries suffered in the incident. During the in-arena show, Captain Lou Albano (at the time still a heel) and Cyndi Lauper are recognized for their work with the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. The ceremony is segued into a storyline where Roddy Piper and "Cowboy" Bob Orton interrupt the ceremony and attack Albano, Lauper and Lauper's then-boyfriend David Wolff, facilitating Albano's face turn and sparking Piper's high-profile feud with Hulk Hogan

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  • 24 - Wahoo McDaniel wins the NWA United States title from Rick Steamboat in Greensboro, but is stripped of the title afterward due to interference by Tully Blanchard on McDaniel's behalf

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October

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