King of the Ring (1987)

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King of the Ring
PromotionWorld Wrestling Federation
DateSeptember 4, 1987
CityProvidence, Rhode Island
VenueProvidence Civic Center
Attendance12,000[1]
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The 1987 King of the Ring was the third annual King of the Ring professional wrestling tournament produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). The tournament was held on September 4, 1987 at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island as a special non-televised house show. The 1987 tournament was won by Randy Savage. In addition to the tournament, there was only one other match during the night. In this match Jake Roberts defeated the WWF Intercontinental Champion The Honky Tonk Man with Jimmy Hart via disqualification, after Hart accidentally hit Honky Tonk Man with the megaphone.

Production

Background

The King of the Ring tournament was an annual single-elimination tournament that was established by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1985 with the winner being crowned the "King of the Ring." The 1987 tournament was the third King of the Ring tournament. It was held on September 4, 1987 at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island as a special non-televised house show.[2][3]

Storylines

The matches resulted from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portrayed heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results were predetermined by World Wrestling Federation's writers.[4]

Results

No. Results[1] Stipulations Times[5]
1 Haku defeated Brutus Beefcake King of the Ring tournament first round match 11:55
2 Rick Martel defeated Dan Spivey King of the Ring tournament first round match 12:04
3 King Kong Bundy defeated One Man Gang by count-out King of the Ring tournament first round match 3:06
4 Special Delivery Jones defeated Sika King of the Ring tournament first round match 6:30
5 Dangerous Danny Davis defeated Tito Santana by count-out King of the Ring tournament first round match 8:30
6 Junkyard Dog defeated Tama King of the Ring tournament first round match 7:26
7 Jim Brunzell defeated Ron Bass King of the Ring tournament first round match 6:30
8 Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Nikolai Volkoff King of the Ring tournament first round match 7:58
9 Haku defeated Rick Martel wrestled to a draw King of the Ring tournament quarter-final match 15:00
10 King Kong Bundy defeated Special Delivery Jones King of the Ring tournament quarter-final match 4:55
11 Dangerous Danny Davis defeated the Junkyard Dog by count-out King of the Ring tournament quarter-final match 7:30
12 Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Jim Brunzell King of the Ring tournament quarter-final match 12:54
13 Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Dangerous Danny Davis King of the Ring tournament semi-final match 9:04
14 Jake Roberts defeated The Honky Tonk Man (c) (with Jimmy Hart) by disqualification Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 10:58
15 Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated King Kong Bundy King of the Ring tournament final match 13:04
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Tournament bracket

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
            
Haku pin
Brutus Beefcake 11:55
Haku 15:00
Rick Martel Draw
Rick Martel pin
Dan Spivey 12:04
BYE
King Kong Bundy  
King Kong Bundy CO
One Man Gang 3:06
King Kong Bundy PIN
Special Delivery Jones 4:55
Special Delivery Jones pin
Sika 6:30
King Kong Bundy 13:04
Randy Savage PIN
Tito Santana 8:30
Dangerous Danny Davis CO
Dangerous Danny Davis CO
The Junkyard Dog 7:30
Junkyard Dog pin
Tama 7:26
Dangerous Danny Davis 9:06
Randy Savage PIN
Jim Brunzell pin
Ron Bass 6:30
Jim Brunzell 12:54
Randy Savage PIN
Randy Savage PIN
Nikolai Volkoff 7:58

References

  1. ^ a b WWF King Of The Ring 1987
  2. ^ Beaston, Erik (August 18, 2019). "WWE King of the Ring: Everything You Need to Know About Historical Tournament". Bleacher Report. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "King of the Ring 87 - Providence, RI - Civic Center - September 4, 1987 (12,000; sell out)". The History of WWE. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Grabianowski, Ed (2006-01-13). "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on March 6, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "WWF King of the Ring '87 at Providence Civic Center wrestling results - Internet Wrestling Database". www.profightdb.com. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
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