Today in Pro Wrestling History: On December 15, 1987, a memorable night unfolded at Caesar’s Palace as the WWF hosted its second annual Slammy Awards, a celebration that would go down in pro wrestling history.
Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 15): Vince takes a ‘Stand’ at The Slammy Awards
This event is especially remembered for the WWF chairman Vince McMahon’s electrifying performance of “Stand Back,” a spectacle that added a unique flavor to the evening.
The Slammy Awards have seen twelve editions, starting from 1986. After the initial two years, there was a hiatus until 1994, when they were brought back on a special edition of WWF Mania. From 1996 to 1997, the format was more banquet-like.
The 1987 event was broadcast in syndication on December 19th, achieving a notable 6.2 national rating and a 15 share, which made it second in its time slot.
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