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1986 Crockett Cup added to WWE Hidden Gems

The 1986 Crockett Cup is now available on the WWE Network.

WWE added the tournament as part of this week’s Hidden Gems content. It features over four hours of footage, including the tournament itself which was eventually won by the Road Warriors. It also has two non-tournament matches including Jim Duggan vs. Dick Slater for the UWF North American title and Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes for the NWA World Heavyweight title.

This was the first of three Crockett Cup events that were held in the 1980s, with the second and third being held in 1987 and 1988. The Super Powers (Nikita Koloff and Dusty Rhodes) and the team of Sting and Lex Luger won the tournament in the following years before being abandoned in 1989.

The tournament was revived earlier this year by the National Wrestling Alliance under new owner Billy Corgan. ROH's Villain Enterprises (Brody King and PCO) defeated Royce Issacs and Thomas Latimer to win not only the tournament but also the vacant NWA World tag team titles.