Bruno & David Sammartino vs. Brutus Beefcake & Johnny V

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From MSG 5/20/85

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One of the things people need to remember about Hogan is that he only wrestled in two steel cage matches at Madison Square Garden. One against Muraco and one against the Big Bossman. As great a Champion was Hogan was during the 80s, he did not like to defend the Championship or face wrestlers inside the steel cage at Madison Square Garden. He preferred straight up one on one matches instead of matches. That was his style when he wrestled at the Garden. Hogan was never really fond of wrestling in cage matches at the Garden.
By Randy Ragsdale 4 years ago
Gorilla's point is very well taken. The last time the WWF Championship was contested inside a steel cage at Madison Square Garden up to that point was on June 22nd, 1982 when Bob Backlund retained the World Wrestling Federation Championship against Superfly Jimmy Snuka, so clearly it had been a while since the title was put up for grabs in a steel cage match. I remember when Backlund was Champion back then and he was wrestling a lot of guys to a lot of 20 minute draws and Texas Death Matches. There weren't that many cage matches back then. Hogan's steel cage match with Muraco on June 21st 1985 at Madison Square Garden sort of signaled the return of World Wrestling Championship steel cage matches at the Garden, because up to that point cage matches for the World Wrestling Federation Championship at the Garden were very rare and few and far between.
By Randy Ragsdale 4 years ago
This must be the semi main event. The main event Hogan and Muraco must have taken place earlier on in the show.
By Randy Ragsdale 4 years ago