Fandom

Pro Wrestling

1986

88,737pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

This is a list of various things that took place in 1986.

Significant events

Unknown date

January

February

April

  • Roddy Piper, Jesse "the Body" Ventura and André the Giant take hiatuses from wrestling following WrestleMania 2. Shortly before WrestleMania, Piper and Ventura tape a final batch of segments of their respective shows, "Piper's Pit" and "The Body Shop," for airing through the end of April and first part of May. "Piper's Pit," which aired on Championship Wrestling, would be replaced by Adrian Adonis' "The Flower Shop," while the Magnificent Muraco would take over as host of Ventura's "Body Shop." This new batch of "Piper's Pit" segments marked the last appearances of Piper as a heel, as he would turn face when he returned in August and begin feuding with Adonis; Ventura's heel personality remained intact upon his return. To explain André's absence, a storyline involving his ongoing feud with Big John Studd and King Kong Bundy took a turn where André "failed to show" for a match and was "suspended," before a tag team stable known as The Machines (with one of the wrestlers being a masked André) appearing and starting to antagonize Bundy, Studd and manager Bobby Heenan. All three use their absences to heal from legit injuries and film movies that would debut in 1987

May

June

  • 4 - Kerry Von Erich is severely injured in a motorcycle accident in Argyle, Texas.
  • 24 - The Hulk Hogan-Paul Orndorff storyline, which translated into one of 1986's biggest feuds, reached a tipping point during a television taping at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, when Orndorff suddenly attacked Hogan during a tag team match against Big John Studd and King Kong Bundy; Orndorff culminated his heel turn by piledriving Hogan in the middle of the ring, then rejoined the Heenan Family (which he had originally been part of when he first joined the WWF before turning face in 1985)

August

  • 28 - The Big Event supercard, the only event under that title, takes place at the Canadian National Exhibition stadium in Toronto, Ontario. In the main event, WWF Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan defeats Paul Orndorff by disqualification

September

October

  • 14 - Magnum TA suffers career-ending spinal injuries in a car crash in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 28 - WWF Intercontinental Champion Randy Savage, after defeating Rick Steamboat by countout, injures Steamboat by jumping off the top turnbuckle with the timekeeper's bell and driving it into Steamboat's throat. After Steamboat is taken from ringside on a stretcher, WWF Superstars of Wrestling commentator Bruno Sammartino attacks Savage backstage outside the locker rooms when Savage brags about the attack on Steamboat

November

Births

Unknown date

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

Deaths

February

March

April

Debuts

Unknown date

February

April

May

August

September

October

Events

Unknown date

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Pay-Per-View events

April

Title changes

Unknown date

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

  • 9 - The Viet Cong Express (Hiroshi Hase & Fumihiro Nikura) win the Stampede International Tag Team title from Owen Hart and Ben Bassarab in Calgary
  • 12 - Kevin Von Erich wins the World Class Heavyweight Championship from Black Bart in Dallas

November

  • 9 - One Man Gang is awarded the UWF Heavyweight title by forfeit in Tulsa, Oklahoma when Terry Gordy is injured
  • 17 - Dingo Warrior and Lance Von Erich win the WCWA World Tag Team title from Matt Borne and Buzz Sawyer in Fort Worth
  • 29 - The Assassin wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Rip Oliver in Portland

December

  • 1 - Al Madril and Brian Adias win the WCWA World Tag Team title from Dingo Warrior and Lance Von Erich in Fort Worth
  • 13 - Rip Oliver wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from The Assassin in Portland

Retired

October

See also

Years
1860s
1860
1880s
1880188118821883188418851886188718881889
1890s
1890189118921893189418951896189718981899
1900s
1900190119021903190419051906190719081909
1910s
1910191119121913191419151916191719181919
1920s
1920192119221923192419251926192719281929
1930s
1930193119321933193419351936193719381939
1940s
1940194119421943194419451946194719481949
1950s
1950195119521953195419551956195719581959
1960s
1960196119621963196419651966196719681969
1970s
1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
1980s
1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
1990s
1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
2000s
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
2010s
2010201120122013201420152016

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki