This was from the World Wrestling Council based out of Puerto Rico. The first main event of two separate cards, in different cities, representing the 17th Anniversary Show. This year's big event, lucky fans got an appearance from the one and only Tom Lister, Jr., better known as Zeus. The 31 year old had come to fame a year early in the WWF while playing the lead villain in the film No Holds Barred. Perennial star Abdullah The Butcher is seen at 49, with 32 years of ring time. The style and pacing here is about what one would expect, judge for yourself if Abby is able to make this one look passable.
This was from World Championship Wrestling at the annual Great American Bash PPV. Then United States Champion Lex Luger is seen at age 32 with just under five years of experience. Challenger Mean Mark Callous is seen at age 25 with six years of ring time. At this point the future Undertaker was already incorporating the Don Jardine rope walk into his matches. I suspect the Heart Punch (Flatliner Fist) also could have worked well as a signature move, but over time it didn't stick. Outside the ring, a 24 year old Paul Heyman (aka Paul E. Dangerously) manned ringside as Mark's manager. Note the commentary styles of Jim Ross and Bob Caudle, talking up the personal backgrounds of the wrestlers as if they were actual human beings with outside lives before they became wrestlers. In all the years since, I can't recall hearing about The Undertaker having a degree from Texas Wesleyan University in Sports Management.
This was from the Tennessee based USWA promotion. A 20 year old Rob Zakowski (with just over a year of ring time) would later go on to portray Rob Van Dam. Samu (age 26, roughly 6 years of ring time) would go onto fame in later years under the moniker of Sabu. Both men were trained by Sabu's uncle Ed Farhat aka The Sheik. A fun novelty viewing that stands among the earliest of many matches these two would work together over the coming years.
A lost gem... I remember watching Superstars Of Wrestling when I lived in Georgia in 1986-87. Couldn't beat 7 straight hours of wrestling on a Saturday night. This was my introduction to Deep South, Memphis, and Continental back in the day. This is only 2.5 hours of the 7 hours that would normally air.
PWA Champions World: Mil Mascaras North American: Terry Gordy(3) Heritage: Bobo Brazil(2) Great Plains: Frank Gotch Light Heavyweight: Danny Hodge(2) World Tag: Midnight Express Great Plains Tag: Road Warriors Womens: Fabulous Moolah Womens Tag: TBD Brass Knux: Wild Bull Curry(2)