WWF Piledriver music videos recalls the super cheesiness of 1980s wrestling: September 21, 1987
I don’t know why I think of GLOW when i see these videos. Probably the excessive cheesiness of it all (see “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Rick Derringer and the Hulkster redoing “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo”). And “Jive Soul Bro” is still one of the most racist things that I’ve ever seen … other than Virgil, who apparently plays a tough guy in the last video. Ha.
Tom Zenk and Rick Martel — the Can-Am Connection — break up: July 9, 1987
The Can-Am Connection looked like a team on the rise in the WWF. They earned a shot at the Hart Foundation’s WWF Tag Team Titles. But Zenk’s contract negotiations got in the way, and not long after, he was out of the company and on to the AWA and WCW, where he never broke out of the mid-card.
Martel found a new partner, Tito Santana, and a new team name, Strike Force. Martel and Santana also went on to capture the straps from the Hart Foundation on the October 27, 1987, edition of WWF Superstars.
Strike Force win the WWF Tag Team Championships from the Hart Foundation: October 27, 1987
I remember watching Strike Force’s title defense against Demolition at WrestleMania IV, and it seemed like the entire crowd at the Des Moines Civic Center watching on closed circuit TV was cheering for Ax and Smash.