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 Posted: Sat Mar 5th, 2016 06:36 am
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So I'm watching The Big Event on the Network, since they put it in the Canada Collection thingy, and I haven't seen it for several years.  I've made a couple observations....

-This is one big crowd right here.

-In some ways, this feels like the first Summerslam to me.

-I suppose this was the last big show of the season, followed by the Superstars of Wrestling/Wrestling Challenge reset and season premiere.

-Gorilla Monsoon, Johnny V, and Ernie Ladd on commentary.



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 Posted: Sat Mar 5th, 2016 06:48 am
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... I'm noticing Ted Arcidi is a heel here.  Can someone give me the details on when and how he turned?  I recall seeing him wrestle Studd on some house shows as a face.

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There's a coked up Piper's Pit with Arcidi that I remember being highly entertained by.

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Arnold_OldSchool wrote: There's a coked up Piper's Pit with Arcidi that I remember being highly entertained by.

He does seem a little bit " hyped up " here:




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Thanks for the link.  Not much story to that turn, I guess they were trying anything to get him over?

I'm surprised they didn't give him a manager or anything.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 5th, 2016 07:30 pm
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I was there in attendance. Incredible atmosphere. I went with my uncle and I think 4 of my cousins. On the drive there, at every bus stop we passed, there were crowds of fans. My little cousin would roll down the window and hold out his Hulk Hogan figure, and the bus crowds would cheer wildly. It was hilarious.
We had seats right above the dugout so we could at least get a good view of the wrestlers coming out to the ring. I remember being surprised at how big they seemed (this wasn't the first show I attended). I went in cheering for Orndorff but totally got caught up in the Hulkamania hype and was cheering for the Hulkster by the end. Such a lame ending to the match. As soon as the ref tapped Orndorff on the shoulder three times, I knew what was happening. And I remember thinking to my little smark self, how can people believe that Orndorff actually thinks he won by being tapped on the shoulder three times instead of a pin???
I also remember thinking it was a pretty crappy card, even though there were a lot of matches, as I said to myself, why wouldn't they book Piper, Macho Man, the Bulldogs and the Hart Foundation??
But, it was a very fun night, and probably one of my best wrestling memories.

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That Pipers Pit ranks right up there with Bowie on Cavett and Mark McGrath on Wendy Williams as the most coked up interview put to video.



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The Arcidi heel turn did not have a definitive moment per my recollection. It just sort of gradually occurred over time with Arcidi acting more and more like a d-bag in the ring. I remember some interesting pairings with him and Atlas as a tag-team, and I thought that could have been interesting, but it didn't last long. Gorilla didn't seem to care for him much. I seem to remember some typical Gorilla "insider" comments on one of the Boston or Phily house shows from the Network about Arcidi being difficult to deal with.



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My fondest memory of the Big Event was finding out that Coliseum Video had made a tape for it....all the way into January of 1987, or perhaps it was even February. My mom had taken us to run a couple of errands on the day off from school (maybe MLK or President's Day, this was 8th grade) in the town over from ours, and I popped into the new video store that I had never been in. I was blown away because they had a ton of Coliseum Video I had never seen. At that point, I had only read about this Toronto show in PWI and perhaps saw a brief clip of it on the Oct '86 Sat Night's Main Event (I think they ran a short clip before the Hogan/Orndorff match, but not sure).

Long story, but I asked my mom to open a membership just at that store so we could rent three tapes- The Big Event, WWF's Inside the Steel Cage, and there must have been one other one, maybe Best of the WWF Vol 7.



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Ted Arcidi had completely bombed as a babyface, so they put him at house shows as a heel. However, he never actually appeared on the two main syndicated shows in this role, although some of his televised house shows turned up on Prime Time, All American, and Spotlight.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 6th, 2016 07:29 am
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the squared circle wrote: I was there in attendance. Incredible atmosphere. I went with my uncle and I think 4 of my cousins. On the drive there, at every bus stop we passed, there were crowds of fans. My little cousin would roll down the window and hold out his Hulk Hogan figure, and the bus crowds would cheer wildly. It was hilarious.
We had seats right above the dugout so we could at least get a good view of the wrestlers coming out to the ring. I remember being surprised at how big they seemed (this wasn't the first show I attended). I went in cheering for Orndorff but totally got caught up in the Hulkamania hype and was cheering for the Hulkster by the end. Such a lame ending to the match. As soon as the ref tapped Orndorff on the shoulder three times, I knew what was happening. And I remember thinking to my little smark self, how can people believe that Orndorff actually thinks he won by being tapped on the shoulder three times instead of a pin???
I also remember thinking it was a pretty crappy card, even though there were a lot of matches, as I said to myself, why wouldn't they book Piper, Macho Man, the Bulldogs and the Hart Foundation??
But, it was a very fun night, and probably one of my best wrestling memories.



I was also there, but my experience was dfifferent from yours. Walking in, I saw a woman with a child trying to get her money back. Didn't think much about it at the time, but later as I got to my "seat" , I could see why she wanted a refund.Tickets were sold for seats that didn't exist. When you asked an usher where seat xyz was, they would say "up there somewhere". Hundreds of us were left standing far away with cable blocking us from getting closer to the action in the ring.A kid standing beside me pulled out a huge knife & cut the cable which allowed us to get closer to the ring. Total chaos.Next week, there was such an uproar that the organizers ended up refunding money to those of us who kept our tickets.

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Quick question for the squared circle and / or lobo316 - either of you remember what your ticket cost for this show ????



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CanadianHorseman wrote: Quick question for the squared circle and / or lobo316 - either of you remember what your ticket cost for this show ????

I don't remember. I got my money back, tho.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: Quick question for the squared circle and / or lobo316 - either of you remember what your ticket cost for this show ????

An article  from SLAM says top price was $20 bucks.


http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2006/08/22/1770050.html

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My ticket shows $18, taxes included

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