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 Posted: Sat Apr 4th, 2020 07:51 pm
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khawk wrote: Did Mr T do house show stuff around that time? Could have been a limited house show appearance schedule that got him on tv for a few weeks.

Yep, in Chicago for the early August '87 show, he was special enforcer ref for Hogan vs. Savage (this was right before Savage turned face).  
My dad took me to five shows that year that all drew ok numbers, maybe 8,000 +/-.  March was Hogan v. Herc right before Mania III, Hogan vs. HTM in June, Steamboat v. Savage cage return in May.
The Savage Hogan match was sold out.  It was a Saturday night show.  People had been drinking in the parking lot all day.  Super hot day.  Felt like a rock concert.  Just a weird vibe where it didn't feel like a sporting event anymore and felt like Woodstock or something. 

"Well, maybe I like the nightlife just a little bit more than I like the damn gym, jack! And when you're makin' $500,000 a year, there ain't no reason to change what you're doing." - Dusty Rhodes, 1/4/1986