The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid): June 1987
File under shirts I wish I had.
George “The Animal” Steele: June 1987
In WWF’s Beauty and the Beast story in the 1980s, George “The Animal” Steele played the beast to Miss Elizabeth’s beauty. Such an odd story that played out in the middle of “Macho Man” Randy Savage’s feud with Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat.
Will Kane be the modern day beast to AJ’s beauty? This week’s SmackDown may be hinting at it.
WWE Hall-of-Famer the Junk Yard Dog died in a car wreck after falling asleep on June 2, 1998. JYD — real name Sylvester Ritter — was on his way home after attending his daughter’s high school graduation. He was 45.
This was the poster of JYD for sale in the June 1987 edition of WWF Magazine. The first LJN action figure that I got as a kid was the Dog. I can remember picking him over Hogan, Andre and everyone else.
Jake “The Snake” Roberts (amazingly) turns 57 today (May 30).
June 1987: “Macho Man” Randy Savage strikes a pose for Miss Elizabeth.
June 1987: A Killer Bees poster and Jumping Jim and B. Brian aren’t wearing their masks? Sweet headbands and ringer tees though.
June 1987: This was the cover of WWF Magazine after WrestleMania III. Everyone’s here. The Hulkster, Andre, Macho Man, Dragon, Piper, Jake and … Billy Jack Haynes? Where’s JYD? The Iron Sheik? King Kong Bundy? How do Haynes and Hercules get a cover shot?
June 1987: Andre The Giant (right) as the Giant Machine and I think that’s Super Machine (Bill Eadie aka Ax of Demolition). Remember these guys feuding with the Heenan Family (“Big” John Studd and King Kong Bundy).
June 1987: Miss Elizabeth has nice … shoulders.
This sexy poster of wrestling’s first lady is from the ‘86-87 merch catalog (and was probably stuck to the bedroom walls of many 1980s teen boys.
June 1987: Somewhere in Stamford, Connecticut, there is a Goodwill with a surplus of Billy Jack Haynes T-shirts … and posters.
June 1987: Before #demboys wore the stars and bars, there was “The Rebel” Dick Slater.
June 1987: Who wants WWF ice-cream bars? Jimmy Hart does! The Mouth of the South loves the “Hulk-size bar” because he “finally” found “WWF superstars even the Mouth-of-the-South can lick.” Ew.
This ad appeared in WWF Magazine throughout 1987, and looks to be the first ad for WWF ice-cream bars. As the ad says: “Once you lick ‘em, you’re gonna love ‘em.”
June 1987: World Wrestling Entertainment used to be proud of being a wrestling company. And for $11.95, you could be too.
This is a “handy dupont cordura nylon tote” was featured in the 1986-87 WWF Merchandise Catalog — way before it was cool to bring your own bag to the store.
Bonus: It was “made in the USA.”