Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 14): Hulk Hogan vs. Paul Orndorff – The Final Battle

Today in Pro Wrestling History: On December 14, 1986, at the Hartford Civic Center, a pivotal moment unfolded during the taping of the ninth edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event.

Hulk Hogan triumphed over Paul Orndorff in a steel cage match, successfully defending his WWF Championship.

Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 14): Hulk Hogan vs. Paul Orndorff – The Final Battle

Today In Pro Wrestling History December 14
Today In Pro Wrestling History (December 14)

The match was intense and saw a rare restart when both competitors simultaneously hit the floor while trying to escape the cage. In the end, Hulk Hogan outlasted “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorff, sealing his victory.

This episode was later broadcast on NBC on January 3, 1987, and marked the prelude to another of Hogan’s legendary feuds, this time with Andre the Giant.

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